M2M One Newsletter – October 2017
Welcome to M2M One’s October Newsletter,
It was great to get such a positive response to our last month’s newsletter, where we talked about the risks of running an M2M/IoT device with a public IP address (If you missed our September newsletter click here). Seeing customers taking more initiative and control over these vulnerabilities will help strengthen the growth of the IoT industry in general and hopefully one day stop these security ‘horror stories’ that slow down the adoption of remote technology.
Keeping up with last months attempt to assist with common M2M/IoT problems we wanted to take some time in this month’s newsletter to talk about compatible frequencies for use in Australia, particularly on the M2M One Network.
We’re also talking about the new Automation Rules available to customers in CISCO Jasper 7.0, offering a brief reminder about an upcoming public holiday and inviting you to join us at our last event of 2017, Wearable Technology in Sydney.
- 3G & 4G Devices on the M2M One Network in Australia
In the aftermath of the 2G shutdown of all major networks in Australia we’re seeing more and more customers bringing hardware into Australia that they have been told is 3G or 4G/LTE compatible. Unfortunately in a lot of cases what is being sold has been misrepresented as being compatible with Australian Mobile Networks.
We’ve written a comprehensive guide to ensuring your device works in Australia in our blog: https://www.m2mone.com.au/m2m-tips-deploying-cellular-m2m-or-iot-devices-in-australia/
One of the biggest mistakes we see is people purchasing a device that is 850/2100Mhz but only GSM, this is a 2G technology – To operate on the M2M One/Telstra network in Australia you must make sure that your 3G device supports 850Mhz UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSPA+
Telstra Certification – While its not mandatory for devices using the M2M One network to be Telstra Certified it does mean that when purchasing a module or modem you can be confident that it will work on our network. You can download a list of Telstra Certified devices by clicking here or speaking to a provider of certified hardware like M2M Connectivity.
- CISCO Jasper M2M Control Centre 7.0 Update – Automation Rules
As part of the Control Centre 7.0 upgrade to the M2M Control Centre we are now pleased to offer Automation Rules to M2M One customers. You’ll find more information in the Control Centre Tips section of this email
- M2M One Head Office Closure – Tuesday 7th November 2017
M2M One’s Melbourne head office will be closed on Tuesday November 7th due to the Melbourne Cup Day public holiday in Victoria.
SIM Orders: Any SIM card orders received after 3:30pm on Monday 6th of November will be shipped on Wednesday 8th of November.
Technical Support: M2M One will be limited to emergency technical support only, please raise a ticket by using email@example.com
M2M One are proud to sponsor the inaugural Australian edition of the WT | Wearable Technologies Conference.
Since 2006, WT has been running Conferences in Europe, North America and Asia, with over 30,000 technology leaders attending their events. This year, WT | Wearable Technologies will launch their first Australian Event to help in achieving their goal of proactively creating an intelligent wearables and Internet of Things global landscape.
Wearable Technologies Sydney provides an essential forum for key opinion leaders, investors, decision makers and innovators that are looking at ways to enhance their current wearable applications as well as roll-out wearables within their respective industries and organisations.
The event will be comprised of a free exhibition and 2-day conference
For more information and registration – Click Here
As part of the 7.0 release of Control Centre we are pleased to announce a feature that has been requested for some time – M2M One customers now have access create and manage Automation Rules for SIM cards.Automation Rules can help you monitor and manage excess usage, SIM changes and secure your SIMs against unauthorized use.
To help you get started we’ve written a PDF guide to help you navigate the functions and get your automation rules up and running quickly.
If you have any issues setting up rules or need some technical support for your services you can always contact our support team on firstname.lastname@example.org