M2M Connectivity

Beecham Research reports growth recovery from 2009’s global recession with shipments of M2M cellular modules reaching 30 million worldwide this year and growth rates accelerating into 2011. Contributing to this trend are the activities of network operators, currently and rapidly expanding their M2M presence.

Most apparent is the accelerated adoption of M2M service delivery platforms (SDPs), which enable the management of cellular connections to remote devices and machines and also act as provisioning, management, and billing platforms for connected devices.

The Sierra Wireless AirPrime SL6087 has won the very prestigious GSMA award for best wireless module.  Of the 18 modules competing from 5 leading module manufacturers, the GSMA award was presented to Sierra Wireless for the AirPrime SL6087 based on its functionality and attractive pricing.

We anticipate a busy 2011 and wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

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-Pro Satellite Modem

Quake Q-ProThe Quake Global Q-Pro Satellite Data Modem is a portable, self-contained dual-mode global communication and navigation system.

This small, rugged, modem contains the latest in advanced programmable features that allows developers and integrators to tailor their communications. The standard Q-Pro delivers reliable two-way through the ORBCOMM and terrestrial GSM networks. For location and navigational applications, the Q-Pro is equipped with an advanced 50-channel GPS system.

An Iridium version will be available in early 2011.

Samples will be available early December 2010.  For more information on the Quake Q-Pro please click here.

 

New Radiocrafts RC1140-KNX1 Module

RC1180-KNX1The new compact RC1140-KNX1 module is designed for home and building automation systems using the wireless KNX protocol as defined by the KNX Association. The embedded protocol supports KNX-RF 1.1 and KNX Ready, and can be used for unidirectional and bidirectional devices, also in battery operated systems.

The RC1140-KNX1 module is a surface-mounted high performance transceiver measuring only 12.7 x 25.4 x 3.3 mm and can easily be integrated into any sensor or actuator. A UART interface is used for serial communication and configuration. An antenna is connected directly to the RF pin.

Radiocrafts provides customers with an easy transition to KNX from compatible products with the new KNX product series. Inter-operation between Wireless M-Bus and KNX-RF is also possible using the new module.

In addition to the KNX module we will be supplying a Sierra Wireless Fastrack Xtend modem with inbuilt KNX module to act as a wireless gateway.

For information on the RC1180-KNX1 module please click here.

 

Maestro Analogue Input/Pulse Counting Add-on Board

Maestro Analogue Inputs BoardThe Maestro Heritage Analog Input/Pulse Counting Add-on Board has dual ADC inputs which seamlessly transmits data to a GSM/GPRS/EDGE network without requiring costly and time-consuming changes to existing hardware or applications.

The HER070 Add-on board  provides cost-effective solutions for M2M applications which require continuous analog data transmission. It has 4 digital outputs and 4 digital inputs that can be used as a 16 bits pulse counters.  All I/Os can be programmed by AT command via serial port, SMS, TCP server and GPRS transparent link, as well as easy interfaced with customized software when needed.

For more information on the Maestro Analogue Input/Pulse Counting Add-on board please click here.

 

connectBlue OWS451 Dual-band WLAN Module with Enterprise Security

cB OWS451 WLAN module with Enterprise SecurityconnectBlue’s OWS451 Wireless LAN Serial Port Adapter offers the unique feature of Enhanced Enterprise Security to connect to existing Wireless LAN networks that utilize these security systems.  With TCP/IP and software drivers embedded, it also allows a seamless connection to  existing 2.4GHz or 5GHz Wireless LAN networks.

With dual-band support, the OWS451 offers several other features such as the ability to function faultlessly in the industrial temperature range of -40 up to +85, supports 802.11n space time block code for extended range and throughput and provides the possiblility to choose either an internal antenna or dual external antennas. The Serial Port Adapter can operate in either infrastructure mode or ad-hoc mode.

For more information on the connectBlue OWS451 dual-band WLAN module, please click here.

connectBlue End of Life Announcement: Bluetooth Serial Port Adapter OEMSPA310, 311, 331, 312, 332, SPA312. Last time buy 10th Dec. 2010.

 

Tech Tip

Tech Tip:  Smartone Message Format

There is a change in the format of the Standard Message in the Axonn Smartone. The change in the message is restricted to Byte 8 of the message. These changes also apply to other messages including: Device Turn On message, Change of Location Area message, Input Status Change message, Undesired Input State message and Re-Centre message. The other bytes 0-7 did not change. The full format of the message is available in the Smartone User Manual. To view this manual and the full tech tip document please click here.