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M2M Connectivity Newsletter April 2013

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April 2013

The trend in data growth is fuelled by the higher speeds available as networks migrate towards 4G/LTE, by the resulting new applications developed for these speeds and the growth of M2M and IoT.  Recognizing the benefits to business, M2M service providers and customers are contributing to the rapid growth of software tools for manipulating and analyzing data.  Innovative ways data is being used range from customer service and information to processes for easier and cost effective management of large scale M2M deployments.
We anticipate a busy time next month with trade shows. M2M Connectivity and Sierra Wireless will be exhibiting at Optus Vision 2013 featuring AirVantage M2M Cloud and its two components. The  AirVantage Management Services component is an application that simplifies and scales M2M operations and the AirVantage Enterprise Platform provides access to data using cloud for fast M2M development.We will also be showcasing the AirLink GX400, AirPrime embedded modules and Opengear’s new gateway featured below.
These will be featured again as part of an extensive range of products when M2M Connectivity exhibits at CeBIT later in the month. Further information and registration for free entry to either of these events is in this newsletter.
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

Sierra Wireless AirLink GX400 Multi-Purpose Intelligent Gateway

The AirLink GX400, a compact, rugged 3G Ethernet Gateway offering multiple interfaces and integrated GPS. is ideal for many M2M applications.
The AirLink GX400 offers high performance connectivity over 3G/NextG networks. It is designed for use in mobile environments (AVL/tracking, field service, public safety) as well as for fixed/portable settings (industrial, utilities, security, enterprise, point-of-sale) where reliable 3G connectivity is required.
Optional accessories include a WLAN kit providing 802.11b/g/n Access Point (hotspot) or Client Mode functionality, and a new IO board to add extra IO support.
Powered by ALEOS™ embedded intelligence and managed by the AirLink Management Services, the GX400 is a “one device fits all” solution allowing customers to deploy and manage the same device for multiple applications.
For more information on the AirLink GX400, please click here.

Opengear ACM5504-5-LR-I Gateway

The new Opengear ACM5504-5-LR-I deploys alongside distributed IT, network and power infrastructure, providing secure remote access over the 3G or 4G LTE cellular network with true out-of-band management, proactive monitoring and smart automated response capabilities.
Offering complete and uninterrupted remote management from central operations, the ACM5504-5-LR-I improves operational efficiency by reducing costs of on-site vistis and minimising mean-time-to-repair.
The ACM5504-5-LR-I gateway features high bandwidth, low latency secure remote access to IT equipment.  It is an integrated serial and USB console server with management switch and flash storage for remote provisioning, maintenance and repair of network infrastructure.  This rugged gateway also features environmental and physical sensor monitoring with alarm notification via SMS, email, Nagios or SNMP.
For further information on the ACM5504-5-LR-I gateway, please click here.

Sierra Wireless AirPrime SL808x with Open AT

The AirPrime SL808x modules offer high-speed dual-band UMTS/HSDPA connectivity (up to 3.6 Mbps downlink) and quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE network access.
The AirPrime SL808x modules support Sierra Wireless Open AT Application Framework.  This application framework is a complete software package for embedded M2M application development.  It allows the development and hosting of the application on the module resulting in the acceration of the time-to-market process. Open AT consists of an M2M-specific operating system, a range of software libraries, and an integrated development environment based on Eclipse™.
The AirPrime SL808x also supports Sierra Wireless Watcher, a simple and easy to use connection manager which minimizes installation time, supports a fast connection experience, and reduces the number and duration of technical support calls, enhancing customer experience and reducing costs.

CeBIT 2013

CeBIT runs from May 28th to 30th at the Sydney Convention Centre at Darling Harbour.  M2M will be at stand no. H40, showcasing new cellular and satellite products including:
– 3G modems from Sierra Wireless and Maestro Wireless Solutions
– Sierra Wireless Open AT Application Framework on 3G
– NVS Techologies AG GNSS Receivers
– GTTS Systems GTTS-2000B Iridium SBD tracker
– Routers/gateways for LTE or 3G and
Demonstrations are scheduled for Sierra Wireless’s AirVantage Management Service, Inmarsat BGAN M2M satellite website interface and M2M One’s customer portal.
For your free entry, please click on the icon.

Vision 2013

M2M Connectivity in conjunction with Sierra Wireless will be exhibiting at Optus Vision 2013 on May 2nd at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
Vision 2013 will provide solutions, strategies and latest trends and features a line-up of international thought leaders and industry experts.
To find out more and register for free entry, please click here.

Tech Tip

Tech Tip:  Sierra Wireless AirVantage Management Service
Sierra Wireless AirVantage Management Service allows customers to deploy, monitor and configure their Airlink routers such as Raven XE, GX400 etc remotely over the internet via secure two-way communication between server and connected devices.
Customers need to follow steps described below to get their devices registered for this service.
1. Add you device to Airvantage platform. You need to provide IMEI
(Raven XE) or Serial number (GX400)
2. Configure the device for Airvantage service:
-“Services > AMS > Airlink Management Services”needs to be
-“Services > AMS > Server URL” is set to
3. At first connection from Airlink device to platform, the AirVantage
M2M Cloud Platform will create your new system.
Get registered for 1 month free trial.

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