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M2M Connectivity Newsletter March 2014

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March 2014

Australian carriers are spending billions upgrading their networks to high-speed 4G LTE services. According to the OpenSignal report on the State of LTE 2014, Australia’s 4G LTE networks deliver the fastest download speeds in the world with a ninth ranking for 4G LTE coverage.  Australians are experiencing on average 4G LTE download speeds of 24.5Mbps 58% of the time with likely to fall back to 3G speeds. Focussing on the growth of 4G LTE networks, this newsletter features a range of 4G LTE products from which to take advantage of the faster download speeds.
After a successful show at Connect 2014 in Melbourne this month, M2M Connectivity will exhibit at CeBIT 2014 in Sydney early May.  LTE products will be part of our extensive range on display. To visit us at CeBIT refer to the details and 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

Sierra Wireless AirPrime MC7304 LTE HSPA+

The Sierra Wireless MC7304 module is ideal for M2M applications demanding high speed connectivity.  The MC7304 operates on all LTE networks with fallback to all 3G frequencies in use in Australia/NZ  (850/900/2100Mhz).
Easy to integrate, the MC7304 offers enhanced location capabilities using A-GPS, GPS Xtra and Glonass. Target  markets include applications with security cameras for video upload, digital signage with high data download needs, and routing over LTE.
For more information on the MC7304 LTE module, please click here.


Launching July, the NetComm NTC140W is a robust and intelligent LTE M2M WiFi Router.  It is designed to provide real-time M2M data connectivity and is suitable for harsh environments.
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.
For more information on the NTC 140W LTE router, please click here.

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

Award-winning Opengear ACM5504-5-L-I deploys alongside distributed IT, network and power infrastructure, providing secure remote access over 4G LTE cellular network with fall back to Telstra 850 MHz (3G).
The ACM5504-5-L-I offers true out-of-band management, proactive monitoring and smart automated response capabilities. The ACM5504-5-L-I enables complete and uninterrupted remote management for central operations staff, resulting in reduced need for expensive on-site technical visits, improving operational efficiency and minimising mean-time-to-repair.
For more information on the ACM5504-5-L-I (W) LTE gateway, please click here.

Netgear 760S 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot

The Netgear AirCard 760S mobile hotspot with 4G LTE service or connectivity offers enormous potential for mobile workers, travelers, or families looking to expand their Internet capabilities at home or on the go. This second generation LTE mobile hotspot can connect with almost any WiFi device and can dock into an AirCard Hub to connect up to 20 devices through WiFi or Ethernet using the AirCard hub.
For more information on the Netgear 760s 4G LTE mobile hotspot, please click here.

Netgear AirCard 320U LTE Mobile Broadband Modem (Unlocked)

The first in a family of USB
modems to support LTE networks, t
he Netgear AirCard 320U LTE/3G USB modem offers download speeds of up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 50 Mbps (network dependant) to access corporate and social networks, video conferencing applications, news feeds, and more.
The Aircard 320U is unlocked and supports LTE on1800/2600 Mhz with fall-back to 3G/HSPA+ 850/900/2100 Mhz.

For more information on the AC320U LTE USB modem, click here.

LTE Antennas

M2M Connectivity offers a range of antennas to suit modems and routers designed to work on LTE networks.
WS-EF-2G/3G/4G Easy-Fit Antenna.  WS-EF-LTE is a range of highly efficient and portable antennas for 2G/3G/4G modems and datacards. These paddle style antennas are easily positioned on a device housing or vehicle windscreen using the supplied automotive industry grade adhesive pad.

LTE Portable MiMo Antenna.  The WS-DMM antenna provides an innovative and future proof solution for 2G / 3G and 4G networks. Incorporating two separately fed ultra wideband elements in a single housing the DMM is equipped to provide portable MiMo and diversity support for the networks of today and tomorrow.
To view more of the range of LTE antennas, please click here.

CeBIT 2014

M2M Connectivity will be exhibiting at CeBIT 2014 on stand F75. 
Where:  Sydney Olympic Park
When:    5-7th May, 2014
M2M Connectivity will be showcasing an extensive range of modems, modules and routers/gateways and accessories for LTE, 3G, GSM and satellite techologies.  Also on display will be industrial short-range products for Bluetooth, WLAN, ZigBee and TinyMesh.  The Libelium sensor network products for smart applications including smart city, smart environment and smart agriculture will be a special feature. Visit our stand and speak to our sales staff and specialist engineers about your M2M wireless communication requirements.
Register for free entry here.

Tech Tip

Tech Tip: The differences between the Sierra Wireless LTE
MC7304 and MC7710 modules

MC7304 MC7710
 Fall-back to all 3G frequencies  Fall-back to Optus 3G frequencies
 Supports QMI mode  Supports direct IP & QMI modes
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