M2M Connectivity Newsletter

M2M Connectivity Newsletter

 

OCTOBER 2015

A new Research and Markets report predicts global spending on M2M and IoT technologies to reach near
to $250 billion by 2020.
According to this report, many vertical market applications such as connected car
services, remote asset tracking, healthcare monitoring, smart metering, digital signage, home automation
and intelligent buildings
are driving this growth
.

Improved cellular and satellite network connectivity for M2M and IoT and the establishment of dedicated
M2M/IoT networks such as Weightless and SigFox are also influencing adoption and growth. We may soon
see the global expansion of the SigFox network into Australia which may be attractive to IoT opportunities
looking for low-throughput connection of devices.

Satellite for M2M communications is on the increase, especially dual-mode satellite offering the same
always-on connectivity worldwide as satellite but with the added attraction of failover features and access
to cheaper cellular coverage where in range. M2M Connectivity will be showcasing a range of satellite
products at Comms Connect early December. Visit us and attend Daryl Chambers’ presentation on M2M
wireless out-of-band critical communications with satellite
.  Details and free registration are 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

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PRODUCT NEWS

 

LTE: NEW Cradlepoint AER1600
 

Cradlepoint AER1600The AER1600 is designed with small businesses, micro branches and
distributed enterprises in mind.

The Cradlepoint AER1600 intelligently manages converged wired and wireless
connectivity providing an exceptional connected experience.  

This advanced edge routing solution combines cloud-management, advanced
security (UTM), WAN Diversity, industry leading 4G LTE failover, high performance
WiFi, and dual modem capabilities for deployment versatility when wired lines are
too costly or unavailable.

For more information click here.

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NEW Maxtena 1575HCT-15A-SMA Antenna

 

Maxtena 1575HCT-15A-SMAThe M1575HCT-15A-SMA from Maxtena is a high performance antenna for
the GPS L1 band.

The M1575HCT-15A-SMA dual stage LNA active antenna is  built on Maxtena
proprietary Helicore™ technology – a technology providing exceptional pattern control,
polarization purity and high efficiency in a very compact form factor.

With ultra light, screw-on design, the M1575HCT-15A-SMA features an integrated
SMA connector. This active GPS antenna is rated IP-67 when mounted and unmounted
for added protection and includes an internal O-ring. The M1575HCT-15A-SMA is ideal
for applications requiring high quality reception of GPS signals.

For more information click here.

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Cradlepoint Product Launch
 

M2M Connectivity is pleased to present the Cradlepoint range of products in Melbourne, Adelaide
and Perth.

Paul Egert, Cradlepoint Director, WW Distribution & Channel Programs will deliver a presentation on the
Cradlepoint range of 4G LTE / 3G networking solutions.  We begin with breakfast followed by the presentation. 
Take the opportunity to speak to Paul and the M2M Connectivity team and view the range after the presentation.

Melbourne
Where:  Marriott Hotel
              cnr Exhibition & Lonsdale Sts, Melb
When:   Thursday, November 12
Time:     8:00am – 10:30am

Adelaide
Where:   Mercure Grosvenor
              125 North Terrace, Adelaide
When:    Tuesday, November 17
Time:      8:00am – 10:30am

Perth
Where:   Duxton Hotel
               1 St Georges Terrace, Perth
When:    Wednesday, November 18
Time:      8:00am – 10:30am

Numbers are strictly limited to these events.  To register your interest click here and provide your full name,
contact details and advise which event you would like to attend.

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IoT: SigFox in Australia

 

Sigfox (Fr) is expanding its own radio network dedicated to connecting M2M and the Internet of Things (IoT)
globally with investor financing of US$115 million dollars.  Already with coverage in Europe and UK, the SigFox
network willl roll out to 60 countries in the next five years including USA in 2016 and probably Australia soon t
hereafter.

This is good news for customers with M2M / IoT connected devices requiring very ow-throughput communications
at low prices and low energy consumption.

Sigfox uses ultra narrow band based radio technology to connect devices to its global network. The network
operates in the globally available ISM bands and co-exists without risk of collisions or capacity problems with
other radio technologies. SigFox networks can be built using less equipment and devices can use inexpensive
antennas, which makes the technology appropriate for networking M2M / IoT devices,

Libelium and Radiocrafts have announced official support the SigFox network.  M2M Connectivity will have
compatible products for Australian frequencies in line with any planned launch of the SigFox network.

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Darwin Connected 2015
 

M2M Connectivity will be exhibiting at a Telstra Expo –  Darwin Connected 2015.

Telstra customers will view our showcase of products including the Sendum PT300D Package Tracker,
Egis Personal tracker, Cradlepoint, Libelium and Sierra Wireless product ranges and M2M One SIM cards
and services.

Where:   Beachside Pavillion, Skycity Darwin
               Gilruth Avenue, Mindil Beach, Darwin

When:    Thursday, November 12
Time:      1:00pm – 5pm

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Comms Connect 2015

 

M2M Connectivity will be exhibiting at Comms Connect in Melbourne on stand 138.

Comms Connect has been the number one meeting place for Australasian critical communications users
and industry.

Where:                 Melbourne Conference and
                             Exhibition Centre
Exhibition Hours: 
 Wed 2 Dec: 9.00am–6.00pm
   
                             Thu 3 Dec: 9.00am–3.30pm

We will be showcasing a range of products for critical communications. Satellite products will feature in our
display including from Sierra Wireless and Cradlepoint and feature failover to satellite.

Daryl Chambers will be a speaker at Comms Connect.
Presenting:     M2M wireless out-of-band critical
                        communications with satellite
When:             Wed, 2 Dec 11.45am-12.15pm

For more information and to register for free entry click here.

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Tech Tip

 

Check if Sierra Wireless AirPrime SL Series modules are AirVantage ready by sending an AT command

AT+WDSG
· If it returns : +WDSG:0,0 => no connection is possible.
· If it returns : +WDSG: 0,x with x not equal to 0, then module can connect.