ThingPark X -in short TPX- is the module of the ThingPark platform in charge of dataflow processing. TPX can perform decoding of binary uplink payload to JSON, encoding of REST commands to binary commands, normalization and transformation of data, and it also manages the connections with other services (such as MQTT servers) and platforms (e.g. Microsoft Azure IoT Hub). In this step we will use the mosquito.org MQTT broker, so we will simply create a new MQTT connection instance.
In the Hello LoRaWAN®®® and Thingpark cookbook, an HTTP connection was used to send collected data to a webhook for monitoring. In this activity, we are going to create instead a connection to the “mosquitto.org” MQTT Broker as shown in the figure. The type of connection will be set to “MQTT”.