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M2M Connectivity Newsletter August 2012

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Last month the ITU approved new standards concerning the Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M. Without standards, fragmented IoT markets would continue to experience interoperability shortfalls, a lack of scalability and costs too high to achieve any significant growth.  ITU’s new IoT standards are an indication of global consensus on the technical environment to underpin IoT.  This unified view of IoT’s parameters will lead to an explosion in the development and implementation of IoT’s constituent technologies. If 50 billion devices are expected to be connected to the Internet by 2020, global standards will have a central role to play
We have further expanded our LTE, 3G router portfolio with the addition of two new products. We feature the Digi TransPort WR21 an all-in-one 3G communications solution and the NTC-6520 in this newsletter.
M2M Connectivity will exhibiting at the Electronex Electronics and Design Expo in Sydney.  Please refer to the details and registration for free entry 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

Dual Serial + GPS IESM Expansion Board for Sierra Wireless FXT Modems

Developed by M2M Connectivity, the IESM daughter board for Sierra Wireless FXT modems incorporates a higher quality GPS module (using the XM0110 SiRFstar 4 GPS chip) together with two additional serial ports. The product has been developed to allow customers to add a second (satellite) communications link and connect other hardware to the modem.
The primary application is to add a back-up satellite communications link using the Q9612 Iridium SBD modem or the Q1200 Orbcomm modem. Satellite can then be used as a back-up communications link on the Fastrack Xtend 3G or GPRS modem. For more information on the IESM Dual Serial board or to request a sample for testing please contact us or have a look online here.

NEW Industrial LTE, 3G Routers

The Digi TransPort WR21 3G Ethernet Router offers true enterprise class routing, security, and firewall. The WR21 works at extended temperature ranges, supports quad-band HSPA+ for world-wide use, and provides 2 x ethernet ports and 1 x DB-9 RS-232/422/485.
The Digi WR21 router is ideal for transportation, POS, energy, medical, signage and many more applications, as well as use as a 3G back-up for corporate internet. Click here for more information.
The NTC-6520 Industrial HSPA Quad-band (850/900/1900/2100 Mhz) router offers downlink speeds of up to 7.2Mbps and uplink speeds of up to 5.76Mbps.  The NTC-6000 series fully featured routers provide the user point-to-point or point-to-multi-point communications link in a single compact and resilient unit and supports a large number of communication interfaces and protocols.  Click here for more information.

Apple Updates for connectBlue Modules

The Bluetooth iPhone / iOS Accessory Module OBS414/OBI414 has been updated to support the new Apple authentication co-processor v2.0C. The new co-processor has a lower price and Apple has also reduced the royalty fee.
Besides these benefits, there is also a new firmware release available for both the Bluetooth iPhone / iOS Accessory Module OBS414/OBI414 and the Bluetooth Serial Port Module OBS411/OB1411 with iAP support, offering increased data throughput and support for iOS 5.
For further information regarding these connectBlue modules please contact M2M Connectivity.  To view connectBlue modules click here.

Electronex Expo

M2M Connectivity will be exhibiting at the Electronex Electronics Design and Assembly Expo – Sydney.
Date: 12-13 September, 2012
Venue: Australian Technology Park, Locomotive St, Eveleigh
Stand No. C18
The Electronex Electronics and Design Expo promotes design, development and manufacturing with the latest solutions and showcases new technologies for electronics production and systems integration. The Surface Mount and Circuit Board Association (SMCBA) Design & Manufacture Conference, now in it’s 24th year, will be conveniently running concurrently with Electronex. More details and free entry register here.

Tech Tip

Tech Tip: Migrating from the MC879x to the MC8090/92 modules.
This tech tip aims to highlight major points to be considered when migrating from MC879x to MC8090/92. It focuses on the M2M applications using UART and no audio.
1. First, order MC8090/92 UART variants;
2. About power supply – the MC879x has 3.3V norminal voltage
while MC8090/92 needs 0.3 higher to 3.6V;
2. The UART signal level of MC879x is 2.6V, the MC8090/9.2 is 1.8V;
3. Pin20 W_DISABLE_N turns on/off the MC879x. For MC8090/92,
it turns on/off the RF of the module. The module will automatically
turn on once powered.

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