APRIL EDITION OF CONNECTED

April 2012

The M2M market continues to grow strongly – Berg Insight reports a strong global wireless M2M market in 2011 with shipments of cellular M2M devices increasing by 35.3 percent to 50.8 million units.

They forecast a growth in shipments of cellular M2M devices at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24.6 percent to reach 152.2 million units with a substantial share of M2M device shipments generated from replacement sales.  In our market this will be seen by the continued migration to 3G (and even LTE) from older GSM /GPRS applications.  Berg Insight also forecasts that the number of cellular M2M connections will grow at a CAGR of 27.2 percent from 2011 to reach 359.3 million by the end of 2016.

On the product side, samples of the AirLink GX400 are arriving and we feature the new Sierra Wireless Q2698 and the Quake Q-Puck in this newsletter. These products will be part of M2M Connectivity’s showcase on stand no. C40 at CeBIT 2012.  Please see further details and free entry to CeBIT below.

If you would like further information on any item in this newsletter please contact us. Click here to request more information.

Darren Moroney – General Manager, M2M Connectivity

Product News

NEW Sierra Wireless AirPrime Q2698 Quad Band 3G Module

The Sierra Wireless Q2698 penta band module (on show at CeBIT) offers 3G HSPA+ with integrated GPS and supports the new Open AT Application Framework on 3G.  It also Supports Embedded SIM (SON8) and Linux/Windows/Android and will have Global certification (Europe/US/Australia/Japan). The Q2698 is part of the Q26 Series product family with the same mechanical design to the existing 3G  Q26EX001 module.

For more information on the Sierra Wireless AirPrime Q2698 module, contact M2M Connectivity

NEW Quake Q-Puck Iridium Satellite Modem

Quake Q-PuckThe Q-Puck, the result of combining the satellite and antenna technologies of Quake and Hirschmann Car Communications, is the newest offering from Quake with Iridium modem and antenna in one housing.

The Q-Puck is an uncomplicated and efficient, out-of-the-box global satellite solution offering effortless connection to Iridium’s Satellite Network. It is fully qualified and certified to operate through harsh environments.

Simple installation and integration of the Q-Puck optimizes time-to-market.  This functionality not only significantly reduces development time and costs, but is also ideal for use in applications for the rapidly growing M2M market, including remote asset tracking and monitoring solutions.
Available at the end of the year, the Q-Puck will be a feature of M2M Connectivity’s showcase at CeBIT on  stand C40.

For more information on the Quake Q-Puck please click here.

 

Inmarsat BGAN M2M Modem for Loan

BGAN M2M 9602 ModemBGAN M2M is ideal for users needing high levels of data availability and performance in permanently unmanned environments.  The system provides a fixed IP service with throughput speeds in excess of 100 Kbps both ways and is suited to high frequency, very low latency data reporting.

The 9502 BGAN M2M modem provides cost-effective, reliable connectivity over the Inmarsat BGAN for IP SCADA and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. The 9502 BGAN M2M terminal is ideal for applications in industry sectors such as environmental monitoring, SmartGrid, pipeline monitoring, compressor monitoring and well site automation.

Now available for loan ($150 per week plus airtime), the BGAN M2M 9502 will be featured on M2M Connectivity’s stand C40 at CeBIT.

For more information on the Inmarsat BGAN M2M modem click here

CeBIT 2012

CeBIT runs from May 22nd to 24th at the Sydney Convention Centre at Darling Harbour.  M2M will be at stand no. C40, showcasing new cellular and satellite products including:

–   Sierra Wireless Air Prime Q2698 Quad-band 3G module
–   Sierra Wireless FXT100 3G modem
–   Sierra Wireless Open AT Application Framework on 3G
–   Quake Q-Puck Iridium satellite modem
–   connectBlue Low Energy OLP425 module
–   a special feature of a wide range of routers

Demonstrations are scheduled for the new Inmarsat BGAN M2M all IP terminal and M2M One’s new customer portal.

For your free entry, please click here.
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connectBlue Application of Wireless Solutions Pt.2 Wireless Ethernet Communications

WLAN Ethernet ClientThe connectBlue Rugged Ethernet Port Adapters with full embedded Bluetooth or Wireless LAN stack and Ethernet interface can easily replace an Ethernet cable by wireless, without any drivers needed and provide a robust, maintainance free wireless connection. Used as a wireless bridge or as client in a wireless infrastructure, the Ethernet Port Adapters are easily configured using a one-button configuration system or a web interface and can be used in either with or without an access point.

The connectBlue Wireless LAN OEM modules with SPI or SDIO interface provide fully radio type approved dual-band solutions to embed in host devices. connectBlue offers a range of Ethernet cable replacement modules using Bluetooth or Wireless LAN/WiFi 802.11an for the 5GHz band or 802.11bgn for the 2.4GHz band.

To read more about connectBlue click here.

Tech Tip

Sierra Wireless Location Library

Integration of GPS functionalities with AirLink Fastrack modems, AirPrime SL80xx Open AT enabled modules and M2M’s dual serial IESM expansion board using Open AT OS by driving the AirPrime XM0110 GPS module.

When using the XM0110 GPS Module (based on SiRFstarIV) in combination with your FXT modem, SL80xx module or dual serial IESM board, your application does not need to handle low level interfacing with the GPS chipset – the Location library performs this task.

The XM0110 GPS module receives the GPS data, performs the preliminary processing on the data, and forwards the data to the wireless modem/module. The application executed on the modem/module performs processing based on the received data.