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M2M Connectivity Newsletter June 2015

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JUNE 2015

Carriers in Asia are looking to turn off their 2G/GSM services in 2017 to reuse the spectrum for faster, more efficient
3G and 4G LTE networks. Three Singaporean carriers including Singtel will turn off their 2G/GSM networks on the
1st April, 2017.  Prior to this, Telstra in Australia shuts down it’s 2G/GSM network by the end of 2016. Optus is also
reviewing the future of its 2G GSM mobile services with parent company Singtel setting a date for the shut down of
its 2G network.

This has implications for the many M2M devices which currently work on the 2G/GSM network.  We encourage
customers with devices that work on 2G to look at migration strategies to 3G and 4G technologies.

M2M Connectivity will be at the IGNSS Symposium on the 14-16th July on the Gold Coast with a GNSS and GPS
product showcase featuring the NV08C-RTK for precision positioning. For more information about the IGNSS
Symposium click here). Also in July, we will also be on M2M One’s stand at Security 2015 in Melbourne. Refer to
details and free entry in this newsletter.

If you would like further details on any item in this newsletter please click here to request more information.

Darren Moroney – General Manager, M2M Connectivity


NV08C-RTK GNSS Receiver

The NV08C-RTK from NVS Technologies AG is a fully integrated multi-
constellation satellite navigation receiver with embedded RTK functionality.
The receiver is specifically designed for use in high-accuracy applications
that require low cost, low power consumption, small form factor and good

The NV08C-RTK is fully compatible with L1 GPS, GLONASS and future
global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) GALILEO and BeiDou.

In addition to providing easy-to-integrate GNSS with 32 channels of
combined GPS L1 and GLONASS L1 code and carrier phase tracking,
the receiver offers velocity and time information. It also uses space-based
augmentation system (SBAS) corrections from services such as WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS and GAGA.
For more information click here.


Tallysman TW2410 GPS/GLONASS Antenna

Compatible with the NV08C-RTK receiver, the TW2410 is a GNSS
antenna from Tallysman covering the GPS L1, GLONASS G1 and SBAS
(WAAS, EGNOS & MSAS) frequency band.

Designed specially for precision industrial, agricultural and military
applications, the TW2410 antenna offers excellent circular polarized
signal reception, multipath rejection and out of band signal rejection.
It is ideal for use in Precise Point Positioning (PPP) systems which require
only a single frequency.

The TW2410 is housed in a compact, industrial-grade weather-proof,
magnet mount enclosure, and is available with a variety of connectors and cable lengths.

For more information click here.

NEW Globalstar SmartOne C

The SmartOne C from Globalstar is a satellite-managed asset-ready tracker,
designed for the intelligent management of fixed and mobile assets.

Each SmartOne C is configured to track its asset’s specific needs and provide
intermediate and emergency alerts by email or text (VAR software integration

Quick to install, the device can be line-powered, or in the absence or
interruption of external power, the SmartOne C will automatically switch to
battery back-up. When using line-power, the user has maximum flexibility in
messaging frequency allowing for regular monitoring of asset location.
For more information click here.


IoT: NEW Libelium Demo Kit for Smart Cities

Libelium has introduced new Demo Kits that contain the necessary components
to explore and evaluate IoT possibilities and applications for specific verticals.

The Smart Cities Demo Kit enables real time monitoring of key parameters in
cities, such as sound and light to make noise urban maps, or to develop adaptive
lighting systems.

The Smart Cities Demo Kit applications include weather control and air quality
monitoring using the humidity and temperature sensors and pollution detectors
(CO2, NO2, CO, O3). Trash collection routes can be optimized with the ultrasound detection of rubbish levels in containers.

For more information click here.



M2M One logo

Following reduced pricing for SMS, Volume data, Voice & Static IP services,
M2M One has recently announced the new 4G/LTE service through their
SIM cards.

Available to all M2M One customers at no additional cost, 4G/LTE will work
on all existing M2M One SIM cards, but must be enabled by request by

To utilize 4G/LTE your device must be compatible on 4G frequency bands of 1800/700MHz as the main operational frequencies and 2100/2600/900 MHz as fall back frequencies. All devices must be power cycled when moved to an LTE communication plan.

For more information regarding M2M One 4G/LTE service, click here.
For details on the reduced pricing for SMS, Volume data, Voice & Static IP servies, download pricing here.

Take advantage of the opportunity to visit M2M One at Security 2015 on stand H48 to speak to M2M One representatives about the reduced price SMS, Volume data, Voice & Static IP services, 4G/LTE services or any other questions or issues regarding M2M/IoT device connectivity.

If you have any questions regarding service from M2M One, the M2M Control Centre, M2M SIM Pricing contact the M2M One support team at


Security Exhibition and Conference 2015

Security 2015 is Australasia’s premier security event at which M2M One will be exhibiting on stand H48. M2M Connectivity’s range of satellite products suitable for security applications will also be on display on the stand.

Date:      15 – 16 July 2015 9:30am – 5pm
17 July 2015        9:30am – 2pm
Place:     Melbourne Convention and
Exhibition Centre
Stand:     H48

Admission is for industry professionals only and there is no charge to visit the exhibition. For more information and to register for free entry to Security 2015 please click here.


Tech Tip

Tech Tip: Configure Remote Access to Maestro M100 3G modem

Maestro M1003G modem running with Smartpack application can be configured for remote access. It enables sending AT commands to modem through a TCP connection.

– Configure the TCP port and password for incoming remote connection. AT+TCPTERM=2,”PASSWORD”,TCP_PORT,Time_Out (sec)

– Allow TCP connection to above specified TCP portAT+TCPTERM=1 Modem will make the network connection automatically and wait for the incoming connection.

The modem will make the network connection automatically and wait for the incoming connection.


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