M2M Connectivity

M2M Connectivity

NOVEMBER EDITION OF CONNECTED

November 2014

The Internet of Things (IoT), expansion of big data, and improved ability to analyse and act on data are likely to define key technology trends in 2015 and beyond.  According to Gartner projections, 4.9 billion connected devices will be in use worldwide in the next year and this figure will surge to 25 billion by 2020. The IoT will support total services spending of around US$69.5 billion in 2015 and US$263 billion by 2020. Gartner expects manuf5340 acturing, utilities and transportation to be the top three verticals using IoT in 2015,

Australian SMBs believe they are in a good position to capitalise on the rising trend of the IoT. An AVG survey shows that 59% of Australian SMBs think the IoT will help them improve revenues, and 62% have at least some budget specifically assigned to the development of IoT solutions over the next 12 months.

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Darren Moroney – General Manager, M2M Connectivity

Product News

NEW Tallysman TW5340 Smart Antenna

Tallysman TW5340 GNSS Multi consetellation Smart AntennaThe TW5340 is a multi-constellation GNSS Smart Antenna which provides simultaneous GPS/Galileo/GLONASS/SBAS reception.

Utilizing state of the art ST STA8088 receiver,  the TW5340 antenna  provides 32 high sensitivity tracking channels plus 2 fast acquisition channels which can be assigned to acquire and track GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, and SBAS (WAAS, EGNOS, QZSS, Gagan, MSAS) signals simultaneously.

The TW5340 is ideal for professional grade applications such as precision timing, network synchronization and tracking/positioning applications.  It employs Tallysman’s Accutenna™ dual feed antenna patch technology which greatly improves rejection of multi-path signal interference, across the whole GNSS band, resulting in much higher location accuracy.

For more information on the TW5340 antenna, please click here.

SPECIAL OFFER – Development Kits

Libelium Evaluator KitFor a limited time only, a special offer is available on development kits from M2M Connectivity.

SPECIAL OFFER: Purchase a development kit and receive a Netgear 760S 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot free!

The retail price of the 760S is $230 ex GST.  The offer is valid until the end of 2014

M2M Connectivity has a wide range of development kits for

– 3G & LTE: Sierra Wireless AirPrime modules,
– Satellite: Quake Iiridum and SkyWave IDP,

– GPS/GNSS: NVS Techologies CSM modules.
– Short Range : Libelium 6LoWPAN for sensor networks and
   Radiocrafts dev kits for TinyMesh, M-Bus, ZigBee and RC232

For more information on the development kits available and this special offer, please click here.

IoT Update: TinyMesh Developments

Radiocrafts TinyMesh now can support piggy-backing wireless M-Bus packages. The new specialized TinyMesh™ module permits piggy-backing wireless M-Bus to a TinyMesh™ self-forming and self-healing network with two-way communication, thus providing the best of both worlds with the minimum of development time and costs.
 
For M-Bus customers who use only 1-way mode from the meters, the transparent mode of TinyMesh is sufficient.  TinyMesh also supports acknowledge mode (from the TinyMesh Gateway).  The Gateway switches to packet mode so that the payload is delivered to the right Router for 2-way wireless M-Bus messages.
 
TinyMesh Ultra Narrow Band communication option for greater reach is also available now. This Ultra Narrow Band option uses the same footprint and performance as the RC17xx-RC232 protocol with mesh capability. It offers high RF Power and long range (up to 20 km Line-Of-Sight).

For more information about TinyMesh, click here.

LTE Update:  Opengear Failover-To-Cellular

Opengear ACM5504-5-G-I RIM gatewayOpengear Failover-To-Cellular combines F2C and Smart OOB™ to meet IoT demand for always-on availability and minimized network downtime.

The Failover-To-Cellular capabilities will be available in December 2015 in Opengear’s 3G/LTE console servers and will include the following features:
 
–  Transparent failover to 4G/3G cellular networks using simple and
    reliable IP Pass-through technology that allows business operations
    to continue while IT staff resolve connectivity issues with the primary
    Internet connection,
–   Serial connectivity to routers, switches, firewalls, and PDU consoles
    to troubleshoot problems,
–  Transparent “fail-back” when the primary connection is restored,
–   An easy drop-in solution which works with most existing routers that
    have dual WAN support.

For more information about Opengear console servers and to read the Opengear press release, click here.

3G Enabled Smart Agriculture

Libelium Smart AgricultureThe Agribusiness sector is seeking Improvements in productivity through the adoption of agriculture-related IoT environmentally sustainable farming practices.

There is increasing interest in Libelium’s Smart Agriculture platform using wireless sensor networks and 3G to deliver effective outcomes in farming operations. Libelium’s Smart Agriculture platform has been utlized in monitoring vineyards in traditional wine-making industries, in hydroponics, and can be applied to livestock farming providing the M2M services that allow the livestock farmer to optimally turn every parcel of arable land and every animal into a precision smart and ecological connected livestock farm.

For more information on Smart Agriculture, click here.

Tech Tip

Tech Tip:  Sierra Wireless HL series

Sierra Wireless HL series – IP stack

•        Supports 7 sockets (client + server) total open at any one time.
•        Operates in a very similar way to WIPSoft i.e. command/data
         mode.
•        Standard features supported are
•        TCP/UDP client
•        TCP/UDP server
•        FTP client and server (one session at a time, client or server)
•        SMTP
•        HTTPS