M2M Connectivity

M2M Connectivity

JUNE EDITION OF CONNECTED

June 2014

Traditionally, M2M platforms have emerged to assist with the development of M2M applications. These M2M platforms have tended to focus on standalone solutions to enable specific process without thought of integration into a wider context. Current M2M applications now support an open application environment allowing developers to easily configure applications that draw inputs from multiple M2M applications.

An M2M / IoT Application Platform brings together application developers, M2M connected devices and a range of niche and specialised M2M platforms and wider enterprise IT systems. The emergence of the M2M/IoT Application Platform introduces us to emerging new M2M platform services such as Thingworx, Axeda or MQTT and to the vendor specific services offered by Sierra Wireless AirVantage.

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Darren Moroney – General Manager, M2M Connectivity

Product News

IoT: New Radiocrafts RC17xxHP-RC232

RC117xxHP-RC232The RC17xxHP series from Radiocrafts offers narrowband radio performance combined with high output power for long range industrial applications.

The RC17xxHP module series covers all ISM bands below 1 GHz as well as some national bands used for application specific radio communication.
The embedded RC232 radio protocol provides point-to-point and point-to-multipoint communication over an encrypted data link, and is very easy to use.The narrowband modules operate in bandwidths down to 12.5 kHz,

Superior sensitivity and high RF output power gives a very long communication range. The selectivity and blocking properties of these radios makes them ideal for use in critical applications and environments with radio noise from industrial equipment.

For more information on the RC17xxHP-RC232, please click here.

IoT Update: New Industrial Protocols modules
                     for Libelium Waspmote

Waspmote Industrial Protocols Modbus moduleLibelium has released new industrial protocol modules and API libraries for Waspmote sensor nodes that allow sensor information from industrial devices to connect to the Cloud.

The new modules support the most widely used industrial communication network protocols such as RS-232, RS-485, CAN Bus, and Modbus, used for process or industrial automation, building automation, military and automobile applications, for sensor network capability in remote or factory floor environments. In conjunction with the new modules, Libelium has released an special sensor board to connect 4-20 mA sensors (current loop)—the most commonly deployed in industrial environments.Waspmote Industrial Protocol RC-232 module

Designed for the IoT, Waspmote is a multi-protocol networking platform capable of covering any aspect of an industrial environment using IP all the way to the end device.

For more information on the new industrial protocols for Waspmote, please click here.

IoT:  New Turbidity Sensor for Libelium
         Smart Water

Libelium Smart Water ModelThe addition of the turbidity sensor to the Libelium Smart Water solution completes the range of water quality sensors available for Waspmote and Plug & Sense! platforms.

Turbidity is the haziness of a fluid caused by individual solid particles that are generally invisible to the naked eye. The measurement of turbidity is a key test of water quality.

The measurement of turbidity is important in the following scenarios: urban waste water treatment, sanitation network, industrial effluent treatment, surface water monitoring, drinking water, aquaponics and hydroponics

For more information on the Libelium Smart Water solution, please click here.

LTE:  New NTC-140W Wi-Fi M2M Router

NTC-140WThe NetComm Wireless NTC-140W 4G WiFi M2M Router utilizes the speed and performance capabilities of a 4G/LTE network to deliver seamless M2M connectivity for broad range of M2M applications.

The NTC-140W features two Gigabit Ethernet ports and high speed WiFi connectivity making it an ideal device for high speed networking. The NTC-140W creates reliable point-to-point or point-to-multi-point wide area network (WAN) connections for a variety of mission critical applications such as primary broadband, video surveillance, retail, payments, in-vehicle wireless hotspot and business continuity.

Available in July.  For more information on the NTC-140W please click here.

M2M One Voice & SMS

M2M OneFull SMS capability was introduced this month. Services managed in the M2M One Control Centre can send and receive SMS to and from mobile numbers provided outside M2M One’s network environment, not just those inside the environment.
 

M2M One now announces the introduction of voice services scheduled for the first week of July.  There are M2M application scenarios where voice calls, machine call back, DTMF, and emergency dialing are required across segments like security, automotive, and health care.

Voice pricing details will be released when the feature becomes available, offering a PAYG (Pay As You Go) rate per second, and bundled rates per minute and per ten minutes.

Please contact us for further information regarding the voice feature on M2M One SIM cards.

Tech Tip

Tech Tip:  Sierra Wireless AirPrime HL8548 LED output

The flash LED output in AirPrime HL8548 is a LED driven by either the PWM1 or PWM2 Output.

Both signals can be used in conjunction with an external transistor for driving a vibrator, or a backlight LED.