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Daryl Chambers

IoT is driving innovation in industries around the globe and has unlimited potential in areas including manufacturing, health, utilities and smart cities. Latest predictions forecast that by 2023, global spending on IoT will reach $1.1 trillion per year.

In Australia, interest in IoT connectivity continues to grow. From simple smart devices to asset tracking, via cellular satellites, the desire to capture more data, find efficiencies and have real-time access and control over assets and infrastructure is driving this trend.

As market leaders in IoT connectivity, backed by Sierra Wireless, we understand the transformative role this technology can play. We also know that finding the right connectivity solution, to fit your business, is complex. Location, range, bandwidth, power and device type all play their part.

Our overview of connectivity options simplifies this process by articulating the advantages and ideal applications of each technology. Plus, provides links to the devices and hardware you need.



Cellular IoT is one of the fastest and most reliable ways to connect your devices to the internet. Our cellular services deliver secure connectivity using existing network infrastructure – simplifying deployment.

Operating on Australia’s best networks, our cellular solutions work right out of the box, provide excellent coverage, and perform well in mobile, indoor or outdoor environments.

Whether you require high-throughput connectivity via LTE (Cat 4-18) or low-throughput high-battery-life applications via LTE Cat M1/NB-IoT and Cat 1 networks, our experts can guide you to the best solution.

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Our IoT Satellite solutions and hardware provide peace of mind no matter where your assets are. Designed for areas with limited or no cellular connectivity, IoT Satellite provides always-on connectivity for business-critical applications.

Underpinned by our global partnerships with satellite hardware and airtime providers, and supported by our in-house engineers, we give you access to a comprehensive range of M2M/IoT satellite devices and solutions.

We stock a range of modems and accessories for satellite telemetry covering one way (Simplex) and two-way (Duplex) data communications that operate on the Inmarsat, Orbcomm, Iridium and Globalstar satellite networks globally.

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Low-Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN)

Low-Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technology transforms the way you operate – allowing you connect with your assets in remote locations and over long distances.

LPWAN is the ideal solution for cost-effectively transmitting small amounts of data in previously unfeasible environments – indoor, outdoor or underground.

Whether you are looking for a smart metering, asset monitoring or energy management solution, M2M Connectivity’s experts can help you source and deploy the right Sigfox, LoRaWAN or Cellular LTE Cat M1/NB-IoT LPWAN solution.

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Short range

Short range connectivity is one of the most cost effective IoT solutions available. Our short-range services can be deployed to many environments. Common applications include residential energy monitoring, medical device data collection and building automation.

Our experts can guide you to the best solution drawing on technologies, including: Zigbee, Bluetooth, Tinymesh, RC232 and WiFi.

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Determining the precise location of assets without relying on cellular networks is business critical. Using the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and the Global Positioning System (GPS), our IoT experts can help you trace and track the assets with pinpoint precision.

Our GPS hardware and solutions can be deployed to many environments. Common applications include remote asset tracking, wearables and autonomous vehicles.

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As Australia’s leading industrial IoT experts – backed by Sierra Wireless – we are proud to be at the fore of the next evolution in IoT connectivity – 5G.

As 5G coverage rolls out across Australia, we have brought together a comprehensive portfolio of 5G hardware and complementary connectivity and managed data services.

We supply 5G-compatible modems, modules, gateways, antennas and adaptors by leading manufacturers including Peplink and Sierra Wireless.

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