M2M Connectivity

OCTOBER EDITION OF CONNECTED

October 2012

M2M Connectivity is excited to announce a new partnership with NVS Technologies AG to supply their Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers in Australia and New Zealand.

NVS Techologies AG is a leading global supplier of high performance, highly integrated receivers for navigation, positioning and timing devices and systems.  The receivers utilize twice the number of satellites by maximizing both the GPS and GLONASS constellations, ensuring the highest availability of navigation signals and resulting in significantly better performance, accuracy and reliability of NVS GNSS enabled equipment.

The NVO8C receiver series, available in November from M2M Connectivity, feature full GNSS support of GPS, GLONASS, QZSS, as well as being ready for future systems including GALILEO and COMPASS.  These receivers are ideal for applications such as IVSS and feature options of Assisted GNSS (A-GNSS) interface and dead reckoning.

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 Q-Puck Stock Arriving

Quake Q-PuckThe Q-Puck is a combined Iridium Satellite modem and antenna, offering a simple and efficient global satellite solution straight from the box.

It’s uncomplicated connection to Iridium’s Satellite Network is qualified and certified to operate in even harsh environment conditions. The  compact design of the Q-Puck facilitates both easy installation and integration, allowing the user to access information quickly and consequently optimising time to market significantly. The Q-Puck is ideal for developers with accelerated time pressures and suited for use in applications for the rapidly developing M2M market, including remote asset tracking and monitoring solutions.

Stock arriving soon. For more information on the Q-Puck modem click here.

Quake Q-Pro Iridium SBD Modem

The Quake Global Q-Pro Iridium Only Satellite Data Modem is a flexible, self-contained global modem working over the Iridium satellite network.

It is ideal for remote asset tracking and monitoring applications where the asset is out of cellular coverage. The small, rugged, environmentally-sealed (IP-67) modem contains the latest in advanced programmable features that allows developers and integrators to tailor their communications.

For more information on the Q-Pro Iridium SBD modem, click here.

 

connectBlue Platform & IO Development Board

cB Platform & IO Development BoardThe connectBlue Platform Development Board is designed for platform and I/O products  and includes a USB cable (USB-A to USB-mini) with a Platform Development Board.

All signal pads on the module are available on pin list J2 and J3. Some pads are also available on other pin lists or connectors like SPI, SDIO, etc. The test pads are available on special connectors like the JTAG connector.and the supply voltage is 5VDC.

For further information on the connectBlue Platform & IO Development Board please click here.

Maxtena HeliCORE Quadrifilar GPS Antennas

M1575HCT-22PMaxtena quadrifilar antennas for Precision GPS L1 / L2 Bands, GPS / GLONASS Dual Bands, and Iridium / GPS Dual Bands are based on proprietary and patented Maxtena HeliCore® technology. This technology provides an extremely flexible and low cost platform for designing different antenna products where pattern, polarization purity, efficiency and size are the driving design parameters.

The new Maxtena M1575HCT-22P is a high performance passive antenna designed for the GPS L1 band. The M1575HCT-22P is designed for embedded applications and features an integrated 3 pin connector. This product is designed for applications requiring high quality reception of GPS signals. The ultralight design weighs only 2 grams making this antenna ideal for the most demanding, mechanically constrained platforms including handheld devices, asset tracking, seismic recording instruments and much more.

For more information on Maxtena HeliCORE quadrifilar antennas, please clickhere.

 

Tech Tip

Tech Tip:   How to lock/unlock Sierra Wireless Q26 GPRS/3G modules to a specific operator?

Issue lock command as below:
AT+WLCK=”PN”,12345678,OPERATOR_ID

In the lock command, “12345678” refers to any pin code you can set and will need to unlock the module. You can get current OPERATOR_ID by AT+COPS.

For example Telstra ID is 50501,
[15:13:42]at+cops?
[15:13:42]+COPS: 0,2,50501,2
[15:13:42]OK
AT+CLCK=”PN”,0,12345678 will unlock the module from the operator.