Device managementDevice Type

Device type: meaning

What is a Device type? What does it stand for? How to use it?


A Device type is a group of devices. It allows you to gather devices and define common means to process the data they transmit.

The following parameters are defined at the Device type level:

  • Contracts: defined upon Device type creation and edition. More info: Contracts
  • Alert email: email address to receive notifications should callbacks fail.
  • Events: notifications can be triggered upon specific events. More info: Event type
  • Callbacks: push mechanism to transmit devices information. More info: Callbacks > Principles > Getting Started
  • Keep alive: device communication status monitoring. More info: Set a keep alive delay

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