M2M Connectivity

MARCH EDITION OF CONNECTED

March 2013

In regard to the Internet of Things (IoT), we are in a state of great change and the rapid change in technology is all about speed, according to Richard Kitts (Cisco A/NZ vice-president).  The challenge for every industry is adaptation and he offers an example of the gains to be made from 4G in streamlining and creating efficient processes, business in social environments or value creation. With mobile apps etc. just the tip of the iceberg for the IoT, the trends point to data growth. Kitts predicts opportunities for service providers in banking and retail space with verticals to focus on healthcare, education and government.

We feature LTE, satellite and zigbee products and information on connectBlue android and iOS bluetooth technology for industrial and medical applictions.  M2M Connectivity will be exhibiting at Vision 2013 with Sierra Wireless early May. Please refer to further details and registration for free entry below.

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

Quake Iridium Q9523

Q9532The Quake Q9523 Iridium module is the smallest, lightest and most advanced voice and data satellite transceiver module.  It enables simplified global voice and data connectivity through the Iridium network.

The Q9523 features standardized connectors and easily integrates into new partner products to reach previously under-served consumer and vertical markets.

The module supports Voice, Circuit Switched Data (CSD) and RUDICS, as well as being Short Burst Data (SBD) capable.

The Q9523 module supports larger SBD packets than the standard modules, with Mobile Oroginated SBD messages up to 1960 bytes, and mobile terminated SBD messages up to 1890 bytes.

For more information on the Q9523 modem click here.

Opengear ACM5504-5-L-I (W) LTE Gateway

ACM5504-5-I GatewayThe Opengear ACM5504-5-L-I LTE Remote Infrastructure Management (RIM) gateway is a stand-alone network hardware agent designed specifically to deliver secure remote monitoring and management for enterprise remote locations over LTE. This LTE router provides LTE connectivity, 4 serial console ports, 5 ethernet ports, digital I/O, extended temperature range (+74deg), Cisco compatible RJ45 ports for easy, quick installation and optional WLAN.

The ACM5504-5-L-I LTE gateway includes environmental sensors, ideal for environmental monitoring.  It also features local 4GB storage, out-of-band access, auto response, power management and security for effective power management and monitoring and remote site storage of offline logs and running configuration files.

For further information on the ACM5504-5-L-I LTE gateway, please click here.

Radiocrafts Zigbee

Radiocrafts Zigbee products are compliant with the Zigbee standard and offer a certified ZigBee stack and FCC certified modules.  The modules provide a fast way to market with built-in Zigbee protocol, Zigbee Netwrok Module (ZNM) and Smart Energy (ZNM-SE) with standard and high power options.

RC2201HPThere is also the RC2201HP module offering a complete ZigBee-ready module designed to support quick product introduction of products working on the IEEE 802.15.4 standard used by ZigBee and a variety of proprietary network protocols. The module includes a power amplifier to extend its range.
For more information on Radiocrafts Zigbee products, please click here.

connectBlue – Industrial & Medical Bluetooth Connectivity with Smartphones & Tablets

cb Android iOS BluetoothconnectBlue has always addressed the need for wireless mobile connectivity in industrial and medical applications.  The expansion of this concept into Bluetooth iOS connectivity with the launch of the OBS411 and OBS414 modules demonstrates this.  By installing a tailored “app,” the everyday mobile device becomes a powerful and cost efficient tool for industrial and medical applications.

Smartphone / tablet mobile connectivity enables new types of applications. Differences in the implementation of android and iOS bluetooth technology of connectBlue’s classic bluetooth and bluetooth low energy modules can be viewed along with an overview of connectBlue android and iOS module support under ‘More Information’ here.

Vision 2013

Vision 2013M2M Connectivity in conjunction with Sierra Wireless will be exhibiting at Vision 2013 by Optus.

Date:      Thursday, 2nd May, 2013
Venue:   Sydney Convention and
Exhibition Centre

Showcasing solutions, Vision 2013 will provide strategies and latest trends to allow you to thrive in the customer-driven economy. Vision 2013 assembles a line-up of international thought leaders and industry experts and also presents the latest research findings from the Optus Future of Business Report 2013 to find out what is driving your customers and what it means for your business.

To find out more and register for free entry, please clickhere.

Tech Tip

Tech Tip:  New feature in the QPro/Q4000 Turnkey app 2.32.

The new feature in the QPro/Q4000 Turnkey app 2.32; controlling the relays and the I/Os remotely by sending OTA message by email, satellite, SMS or through TCP:

A-     For the Relays, send the following to the modem:
– To close the relay 0:
RELAY CLOSE; RELAY=0
– To open the relay 0:
RELAY OPEN,RELAY=0

B-      For the I/Os, send the following to the modem:
– To set an output (high):
DIO SET;DIO=n (n=0 to 7)
– To reset an output (Low).
DIO RESET;DIO=n (n=0 to 7).