Melbourne, Australia – July 21, 2010:  M2M Connectivity has launched the Radiocrafts’ range of Zigbee/802.15.4 embedded wireless modules and expansion boards in Australia and New Zealand

Melbourne, Australia – July 21, 2010:  M2M Connectivity has launched the Radiocrafts’ range of Zigbee/802.15.4 embedded wireless modules and expansion boards in Australia and New Zealand. The high performance, high quality and cost-effective standard RF modules and expansion boards from Radiocrafts are for use in a variety of wireless short-range applications based on the 802.15.4/Zigbee standard.

Radiocrafts offers solutions that are used worldwide in a large number of successful products in the consumer, industrial and automotive markets.  Radiocrafts also actively participates in the standardization work of OMS (Open Metering System) and is represented in the CEN Technical Committee 294 and is also a member of Figawa and the ZigBee Alliance.

“We are excited to make Radiocrafts’ quality products available to developers and integrators in Australia and New Zealand.” said Darren Moroney, General Manager of M2M Connectivity, “We forsee large growth opportunities in the Zigbee market in main sectors including health and metering applications for which the Radiocrafts products are ideally suited”.

Radiocrafts’ modules are compact, easy to integrate, easy to use and offer the shortest possible time to market. Modules are also designed to work in harsh environments with operating temperature ranges from -30 to +85 C.

The Zigbee Network Module (ZNM) range from Radiocrafts offers the complete ZigBee network protocol based on a ZigBee PRO compliant platform and includes support for the ZigBee Smart Energy profile (ZNM-SE).   The modules come with an easy-to-use API interface.  Software stacks for 6LoWPAN, RF4CE and Wireless HART are also available from third parties and can be loaded onto the modules.  The ZigBee-ready modules support Full Function Device (FFD) and Reduced Function Device (RFD) operation with IEEE 802.15.4 compliant PHY and MAC layers with a 250kbit/s data rate. The compact shielded modules can be supplied with low or high power output (up to 20dBm) and provide line of sight coverage for distances up to 2.5 kilometres. They work on the 2400 MHz frequency which is licence free for Australia and New Zealand.  

In addition to the ZNM module range Radiocrafts supply modules working over the RC232 protocol and the increasingly prevalent Wireless M-Bus protocol, which is well suited for Automatic Meter Reading (AMR).  M2M Connectivity will be launching these products in the near future.

Radiocrafts also offer IESM Expansion boards that slot into the Sierra Wireless Fastrack Xtend 3G/GPRS modems to create a RC232, ZNM or Wireless M-Bus out-of-the-box cellular gateway solution to increase application possibilities.

For information on Radiocrafts’ products please contact M2M Connectivity at:

info@m2mconnectivity.com.au

Ph: +61-3-96963011

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