Management data model
Explaining the data model of the platform.
  • Green bordered blocks are objects provided to you.
  • Green filled blocks are objects you can create and manage.
  • Grey bordered blocks are objects globally managed by the system.

Client

If you have an account on KPN Things Data Management, it belongs to a client. All main objects in the KPN Things Data Management belong to a client: projects, devices, plugs and network subscriptions.
A Network subscription contains information for network types for a specific client. Learn more about connectivity types.

Project

Each Project defines a solution you buy or build in KPN Things.

Flow

With a Flow - previously known as (device) group - you link one or more devices to one or more plugs. So, if data is received from a device in a device group, it's data will be forwarded to the plugs that are in the same device group.
A project has one or multiple activated decoders and encoders. These decoders prescribe which decoders should be used when data is received by a device that is in a device group that belongs to this project.

Device

A Device represents a single physical device that can send data to the platform. When creating a device you tell the system the device specification it belongs to.
A Device specification has one or multiple supported network types. For all our supported device types, go to the supported devices page.
For a device, you can create a Network info for each supported network type of the given device specification.

Destination

A Destination - previously known as plug - allows you to forward the data from your devices to an external system. For detailed information please read the introduction to Destinations page.
Copy link
On this page
Client
Project
Flow
Device
Destination