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M2M Connectivity Newsletter April 2014

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April 2014

The Cisco Visual Networking Index tracks the growth of the internet worldwide and in Cisco’s February 2014 report, Australia’s M2M connections are predicted to grow five-fold from 2013 to 2018. The Internet of things (IoT) is accountable for much of the expected growth in M2M connections, fuelled by the adoption of a wide range of remote field applications with devices in remote locations.

Short range solutions specifically for the low power/low cost requirements of smaller devices and sensors are becoming readily available.  In this newsletter we introduce several the new products for Bluetooth Low Energy and IoT functionality and these will also be featured at M2M Connectivity’s stand at CeBIT 2014 in Sydney.  Refer to the details below for free entry to CeBIT.

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 Libelium Bluetooth Low Energy Waspmote

The Bluetooth 4.0 wireless protocol, also known as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) or Bluetooth Smart, offers low-energy power management for short-range wireless connectivity that is location-aware and context-aware.

Integrated with Waspmote and Plug&Sense devices from Libelium, the BLE module allows sensor devices to function as real time location systems with encrypted data transactions.

BLE allows any device to connect to the Internet with a smartphone or tablet that bridges data to the Cloud through the Wi-Fi or 3G radio available in the mobile device

For more information on the Waspmote BLE, please click here.

Introducing Libelium’s Meshlium

Meshlium connects sensors to the Cloud.

Meshlium in rugged IP-65 enclosure, is a Linux router which works as the Gateway of the Waspmote Plug&Sense! Sensor Networks.

Meshlium receives sensor data from Waspmote Plug & Sense! and forwards it directly to the Internet via a suitable radio interface (e.g. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, 3G/GPRS…) protocols depending on the connectivity options available in the area.  Meshlium is ready to send sensor data to Cloud software platforms including MQTT, Axeda, ThingWorx, and ESRI.

GPS option is available as is the Meshlium Xtreme which allows detection of iPhone/Android devices or any device which works with WiFi or Bluetooth interfaces.

For more information on Libelium’s Meshlium, please click here.

Now Available – Globalstar Simplex STx3

The STx3 module is the latest and smallest  Simplex Transmitter Unit (STX) from Globalstar. Measuring 28.70mm x 20.57mm x 4.13mm, it is designed to help customers design and build compact and efficient communications devices where space is at a premium.

The STx3 uses the Globalstar Simplex data network to transmit information from areas beyond the reach of cellular coverage.  Offering affordable pricing, low-power consumption and very small size, the STx3 satellite transmitter a highly efficient device ready for integration in a wide variety of applications.  One-way data messages are sent by the STx3 module via the Globalstar Simplex Network when integrated into a tracking or monitoring device.

For more information on the STx3 module, please click here.

NEW connectBlue Bluetooth Dual-mode
System-on-Module OBP421

The Bluetooth Dual-mode System-on-Module OBP421 is a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) or Bluetooth v4.0 module for executing customer developed applications embedded in the module.
This creates the possibility to remove the external host processor, saving material and PCB space.

As the module is dual-mode, applications can be developed for both Classic Bluetooth and BLE technology. The module comes complete with embedded Bluetooth stack and middleware with easy to use interfaces to speed up and simplify the customer application development. Fully Bluetooth qualified and radio type approved, the OBP421 also has the connectBlue standard hardware interface for compatibility over time and radio technologies.

For more information on the connectBlue Bluetooth dual-mode System-on-module OB421, please click here.

NEW connectBlue IoT Gateway Functionality on RBE221s

connectBlue has added Internet of Things (IoT) Gateway functionality to its Bluetooth Dual-mode Access Point RBE221s. The RBE221s is also known as a Bluetooth Smart Ready Access Point. Now whenever the RBE221 is connected to the Internet via Ethernet, any web application running on a web server can be used to access data in Bluetooth low energy (Bluetooth Smart) devices connected to the access point.

The IoT Gateway functionality in the Bluetooth Dual-mode Access Point RBE221s allows for web applications – via HTTP commands – to simultaneously access any Bluetooth low energy device. As a Bluetooth Smart Ready Gateway, the RBE221s can use the standard Generic Attribute Profile (GATT) to access any Bluetooth low energy (Bluetooth Smart) device.

For more information on the connectBlue Bluetooth RBE221s with IoT Gateway functionality, click here.

CeBIT 2014

M2M Connectivity will be exhibiting at CeBIT 2014 on stand F75. 

Where:  Sydney Olympic Park
When:    5-7th May, 2014

M2M Connectivity will be showcasing an extensive range of modems, modules and routers/gateways and accessories for LTE, 3G, GSM and satellite techologies.  Also on display will be industrial short-range products for connectBlue Bluetooth, WLAN and Radicrafts ZigBee and TinyMesh.  The Libelium sensor network products for smart applications including smart city, smart environment and smart agriculture will be a special feature. Visit our stand and speak to our sales staff and specialist engineers about your M2M wireless communication requirements.

Register by 4th of May for complimentary entry for the Expo + One Campus Session + free train travel, here.

Tech Tip

Tech Tip:  Libelium Waspmote battery

The battery included with Waspmote is a Lithium-ion battery (Li-Ion) with 3.7V nominal voltage. With regard to battery capacity, there are several possibilities: 2300mA and 6600mA Li-Ion rechargeable, and 13000mAh, 26000mAh and 52000mAh non-rechargeable.

Waspmote without Blue Sticker Waspmote with Blue Sticker  
Can be used with:
– 2300mA
– 6600mA
Li-Ion re-chargeable battery
Can be used with
– 13000mAh
– 26000mAh
– 52000mAh
non-changeable battery
To program (load software), just needs to connect USB cable and USB will power the whole board without needing to connect battery. Both the USB cable and the non-rechargeable battery need to be connected to program them.
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