M2M Connectivity

M2M Connectivity

FEBRUARY EDITION OF CONNECTED

February 2014

M2M Connectivity has been appointed the authorized distributor of Libelium and offers the Libelium wireless sensor network products in Australia and New Zealand.  Libelium is an Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider with an internationally recognized, award-winning network technology for smart cities, smart homes and smart farming.  The Libelium – Waspmote, Plug & Sense! and Meshlium – hardware, platform and sensors offer users the potential to unlock new revenue opportunities and inspire new business processes and strategies through the implementation of IoT applications.

Mid March will see M2M Connectivity exhibiting at Connect 2014, showcasing the new Libelium sensor networks as part of the extensive range of products on display  Visit us on our stand no.103 and speak to our sales and engineering staff about your m2m communication needs.

We welcome a new sales engineer, Michael Scigocki, to our growing M2M team.

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 Waspmote

Libelium WaspmoteA sensor device for developers, the Libelium Waspmote works on 3G, WiFi, ZigBee, 802.15.4 protocols with links of up to 12km. 

The Waspmote connects to sensor boards for Smart Cities and other Smart applications.  Choose from more than 80 sensors available measuring CO, CO2, soil moisture, humidity, temperature, vehicle detection, radiation, current, liquid, luminosity, etc.  A complete open source IDE (API libraries + compiler) makes it really easy to start working with the platform.

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

NEW Libelium Plug & Sense!

Libelium Plug & Sense!Sensor networks are made easy with Libelium’s Plug & Sense!  Deploy wireless sensor networks in an easy and scalable way ensuring minimum maintenance costs.

The Plug & Sense! is available with 3G, WiFi, ZigBee or 802.15.4 protocols and a choice of Smart application model.  The platform consists of a robust waterproof enclosure with specific external sockets to connect the sensors of which there are more than 80 to choose from. Optional accessories such as solar panels or sensor probe extenders are also available.

For more information on the Libelium Plug & Sense!, please click here.

NEW – Globalstar Simplex STx3 Module

Globalstar Simplex STx3 ModuleThe 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 Globalstar Simplex STx3 module, please click here.

M2M One – NEW Secure SMS

Canned text messages (SMS) to and from M2M One SIM cards from your mobile.

The secure SMS application provides authorised ‘canned’ messaging to and from devices by field workforce staff for devices that are connected to the M2M One Control Center SIM enablement platform.

Key features:

   – Canned’ SMS messages for authorised users   
   – Authorised SIMs are only displayed (custom field filtering)
   – User Interface ‘responsive’ for web or mobile devices (field workforce deployment)
   – Corporate SSO and Bring Your Own Identity (facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, Google+,…)
   – Administrative delegation for creating/editing/removing canned messages
   – Configurable branding/logo and URL available

For more information on M2M One’s secure SMS, please click here.

Connect 2014

Connect 2014M2M Connectivity will be exhibiting at Connect 2014 on stand 103. 

Venue:  Melbourne Convention and
             Exhibition Centre
Dates:  13-14th March, 2014

The Libelium sensor network products will be a featured showcase with a focus on Smart Cities and other Smart applications. Also on display will be an extensive range of modules and modems for LTE, 3G, satellite and short range techologies and information on M2M One SIM cards and services.

Come and visit us at Connect 2014.  To register for free exhibiton entry, please click here.

Tech Tip

Tech Tip: How to test voice on MC7304 before VoLTE firmware is available.

  1. 1.  The firmware on the module needs to be version 04.05.19.00. The latest 05.05.11.00 will not work for voice or CSD data calls.
  2. 2.  The module needs to be set to only register using 3G technology. (This can be done using AT!SELRAT=01 and then AT!RESET)
  3. 3.  Note that any issues found for voice on 04.05.19.00 will not be corrected in a sub version, but rather the next major FW branch. (Expected around April onward)