M2M One – November 2019 Newsletter

M2M One Newsletter – November 2019

Welcome to M2M One’s November 2019 Newsletter,

This month, we start our ongoing series on preparing for the Telstra 3G Shutdown – to find out more, see our feature below.
We also have a wrap up on the trade shows participated in recently, as well as some information on the delayed Jasper Migration and Christmas Embargo period.

Gideon Borden
General Manager – Sales & Operations | M2M One
  • Telstra 3G/NextG Shutdown

Last month, Telstra announced it will officially shut down its 3G (850Mhz) network in June 2024 (https://www.m2mone.com.au/telstra-3g-nextg-850mhz-network-shutdown/). 
As we head towards the shutdown, we remain available to help our customers prepare and migrate across to 4G and beyond.

If you have a 3G-only solution and are having trouble finding ready-to-go 4G hardware, please get in touch. We can assist with connecting you to a wide range of providers and solutions for applications such as:
·         Tracking and telematics
·         Environmental sensors and data loggers
·         Remote control and PLC devices
·         Standalone cellular modem
·         Cellular Modules

And many more. Simply reach out to our team and we can point you in the right direction.

We will also be working with Telstra to provide our customers with lists of 3G-only devices on the network. Our aim is to pass this information through to you directly as we receive it to help you better plan for the transition. 

  • Telstra End of Year Restriction (Embargo)

We would like to inform all customers that Telstra will have its annual Embargo period on IPX changes – If you believe you will need any IPX services over the Christmas period, please make sure you let your account manager know ASAP.

Restriction Overview: no new IPX orders or change requests.
Start time: Monday 16th December 2019
End Time: Monday 13th January 2020

  • M2M One Christmas Closure Dates

The M2M One Office will be closed from:
Tuesday 24th December 2019 (2:00pm) – Friday 3rd January 2020, reopening for normal business on Monday 6th January 2020.

Last date for shipment of sims:
SIM Card orders need to be in by 12:00pm (Melbourne Time) Thursday 19th December 2019 to guarantee delivery before Christmas.

There will be skeleton staff on call for emergency situations.

  • Trade Show Wrap-Up

o    IoT Impact

This was the second year of IoT impact, and it has greatly improved since the inaugural show. There was great representation across the M2M and IoT industries, including Agriculture, Water, Health, Smart Cities, Telematics, Energy Monitoring and more. A number of innovative start-ups were present, showcasing their applications and use cases.

What was interesting to see was the increase in the number of applications being built around the smart sensor and remote control industries. Enabling live data to be collected, analysed and reported on across many different applications allows for smarter real-time decision making.

o    All Energy

The All Energy Conference and Exhibition (co-located with the Energy Efficiency and Waste Expo) continues to expand, now taking up an impressive 10 halls at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre.

The M2M and IoT applications in these industries continues to expand from basic solar panel monitoring, inverter monitoring and smart metering. Today there are innovative solutions for monitoring generators and off-grid systems, wind farms, tracking of EV vehicles and monitoring of EV charging stations, battery storage monitoring, compacting bins and collection route generation. These were just some of the solutions that were available on show from a wide range of suppliers.

o    CeBit

CeBit has gone through a dramatic change this year – moving away from the traditional expo style, and into a more modern “Technology Festival”.  While the show was smaller than it has been in past years, the conversation were still very interesting and targeted to those wanting to work in the technology space.

The outdoor portion had some highly-engaging IoT applications on display, such as telematics of high-performance vehicles and race cars, and a course designed to test-ride Lime scooters. (A shared electric scooter system popular in the Brisbane area).

Inside the expo hall there were a number of exhibitors who work in the IoT space, while the presentations and subsequent discussions on the main stage were high-quality, covering a number of topics ranging from cyber security to AI to robotics (and of course IoT). Many main stage presenters touched on the topic of Smart Cities.

There was also a growing number of customers playing in the IIoT (Industrial IoT) space, which we expect we will see more of in years to come.

  • Notification of upcoming planned service disruption to the M2M Control Centre

Last month we informed all our customers of an upcoming planned disruption to the M2M Control Centre: https://www.m2mone.com.au/m2m-one-october-2019-newsletter/.  This potential disruption is to perform some necessary migration works to the Control Centre HLR. There have been some delays in this process and we expect this work to be carried out soon.

Once we have final confirmation on the dates of these necessary works we will update everyone via an email Notification.

If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch with the support team.

It has been a busy year for M2M One, participating in more events than ever before. We enjoy exhibiting at these shows – which make it even easier to see many of our customers’ new offerings across a wide range of industries – and we look forward to continuing to do so next year.  

The final expo we will be attending this year is the annual Comms Connect Tradeshow.

Comms Connect – Stand 132 https://melbourne.comms-connect.com.au/

We are looking forward to returning to the Melbourne Exhibition Centre for Comms Connect, running from November 26th – 28th.
While this shows’ history is based in two-way radios, UHF and Tetra communications, they have been adding a significant focus on cellular communications with the ongoing improvements and penetration of PTToC (Push to Talk Over Cellular).

We will be on hand at Stand 132 to discuss and help customers roll out these technologies through our managed M2M / IoT SIM solutions. If you are in Melbourne please come by, say hi to the team and enter the draw to win a Google Home Hub!

 

Each month we bring you tips and tricks for getting the most value out of the M2M Control Centre.

Test Ready

This month – a reminder on the Test Ready Status. By default when M2M One ship SIM cards to you, they will be loaded automatically into your Control Centre in a state called Test Ready.

When a SIM is in this state it is live, and provisioned to use the Telstra mobile network. However the SIM doesn’t become billable until you use either:

  • 20KBs of data
  • 4 SMS or
  • any amount of voice calling.

This means you can hold a large stock of SIMs and use them whenever you need them without needing to call, email or even press a button to get connected.

Have more questions about the M2M Control Centre or want some training?
Contact your M2M One account manager

M2M One – October 2019 Newsletter

M2M One Newsletter – October 2019

Welcome to M2M One’s October 2019 Newsletter,

There is a lot happening this month!

The big news is of course Telstra’s announcement of an official shutdown for it’s 3G/NextG network scheduled for 2024.

M2M One will be participating in 3 different trade shows and as always would love for you to join us to talk about your IoT/M2M challenges and how we can help you achieve your goals. We also have a wrap up from the National Roads and Traffic Expo which we exhibited at in September. 

Lastly we also have an important notification on planned works for the CISCO Jasper Control Centre.

Gideon Borden
General Manager – Sales & Operations | M2M One
  • Telstra 3G/NextG Shutdown

Headline news this month is the official notification from Telstra about their planned 3G shut down.  We sent out an official notification last week, but for those of you who may have missed it here is the pertinent information you need to know.

If you need help with a transition plan please feel to reach out to  your Business Development Manager or myself directly for assistance in preparing for the shut down.

  • National Roads and Traffic Expo Wrap-up

In late September M2M One exhibited for the first time at the National Roads and Traffic Expo, held in the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.  It was a fantastic showcase of services and technologies for the Road and Traffic Industry.

From an M2M/IoT perspective we saw a very familiar story – more and more solutions being powered by wireless technology most over cellular.  Not surprisingly parking payment solutions, tracking, telematics and remote signage were on display, and some interesting ongoing developments in the Push-to-Talk Over Cellular industry.

With new cellular technology expanding capacity and operating costs being reduced, now is a great to to explore developing an IoT strategy for your business – whatever market vertical you operate in.

If you would like to discuss further possibilities please reach out to arrange a discussion.

  • Upcoming planned maintenance to the CISCO Jasper M2M Control Centre

Please be reminded that there will be some disruptions to M2M One’s instance of the CISCO Jasper M2M Control Centre due to planned network maintenance work that will occur in the months of October and November 2019.

Why is planned maintenance required?
The CISCO Jasper M2M Control Centre will no longer make use of the CISCO mobile network and instead will be provisioned and authenticate directly on the Telstra mobile network.  This aims to provide a more cost effective, scalable and resilient IoT connectivity solution.

What will be done?
There will be two changes (maintenance windows) that will take place as part of the migration of services between Cisco and the Telstra core mobile network: 

  1. Dual Provisioning – a 2 hour impact (maintenance window) to services where dual provisioning will be setup so that services will be provisioned on both the CISCO network as well as the Telstra Network.  The impact during this period will be as follows:
    •  There will be a provisioning freeze during this period which means no services will be able to change state from activated to deactivated or vice versa.
      • All user logins will be disabled to prevent any updates on Control Centre until the dual provisioning is enabled.  Any attempt to login to the application will be shown an error message in the user interface (login screen).
      • Any automation rule which may result in a change in SIM state and communication plan will be suspended during the  maintenance window. There will be no impact to all other automation rules. The cycle to date usage will continue to accumulate. After the maintenance window the automation rules will be resumed.
      • Any user logged into the application will be forced out (logged off their active session).
      • All SOAP/REST API access will be revoked during this freeze period.
  2.  A Signaling cut-over – will take place during a 5 hour maintenance window where the mobile signaling of all M2M Control Centre services will be migrated to Telstra’s core mobile network.  During this 5 hour period the impact will be as follows:
    • There will be a provisioning freeze during this period which means no services will be able to change state from activated to deactivated or vice versa.
      •  All user logins and automation rules will be disabled to prevent any updates to data in Control Centre until the dual provisioning is enabled.  Any attempt to login to the application will be shown an error message in the user interface (login screen).
      • Any automation rule which may result in a change in SIM state and communication plan will be suspended during the maintenance window. There will be no impact to all other automation rules. The cycle to date usage will continue to accumulate. After the maintenance window the automation rules will be resumed.
      • Any user logged into the application will be forced out (logged off their active session).
      • All SOAP/REST API access will be revoked during this freeze period.
  3. During the 5 hour window there will be an impact on mobile terminating SMS – all services will not be able to receive SMS.
  4. During the 5 hour window there will be an impact to mobile terminating voice – all services that are enabled for voice calls will not be able to receive a voice call.
  5. Data sessions should not be impacted but if a session is dropped the device will be able to re attach and transmit data within an hour inside the maintenance window.

When will this take place?
The dual provisioning change will take place during the week of to 21st to 25th of October 2019 and on the selected day the maintenance window will be from 00:01 until 02:00 AEST
The Signalling cut-over will take place during the week of 11th to the 15th of November 2019 and on the selected day the maintenance window will be from 00:01 until 05:00 AEST.

A separate communication will be provided closer to the time informing you of the exact day within the dates mentioned above – If these dates change an updated notification will be sent informing you of the revised schedule.

What Action is required?
No action is required. 

We appreciate your support and patience while Telstra, CISCO & M2M One perform these necessary changes.

It is a very hectic month for the M2M One team as we will be exhibiting across three trade shows in October.

As always we would like to extend an open invitation to all our customers, partners and peers to visit the our stands and discuss how we can best help you achieve your goals in IoT/M2M.

IoT Impact – Stand: E22 – https://www.iotimpact.com.au/

This is the second year for the IoT Impact event and this year it is being held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Sydney.  As with last year this is going to be a great place to get information for those trying get started in the IoT Space

All Energy – Stand: G122 – https://www.all-energy.com.au/

M2M One will again be attending the All Energy Trade Show in Melbourne – one of the largest tradeshows showcases clean and renewable energy.  It is again being co located with the Waste Expo – the largest gathering of waste management technology and services in Australia.  Excitingly this year, All Energy is also being co located with a new trade show – Energy Efficiency, focusing on the latest technology and advances in energy efficiency.

CEBIT Australia – Stand: E12 – https://www.cebit.com.au/

This is an exciting year for CeBit as they morph the show into a “Technology Festival” celebrating technology and innovation and how we interact with it in every area of our lives.

Each month we bring you tips and tricks for getting the most value out of the M2M Control Centre.

Automation Rules

The Control Centre has a great number of Automation Rules which we have discussed in the past.  This month we would like to focus on a specific security automation rule which can be helpful in ensure your devices are not abused in the field.

It is unfortunately not uncommon for the sim cards in M2M/IoT devices to be removed without permission and placed into other devices (such as phones, WiFi hot-spots etc) and abused for the free data.  Often this can create very high amount of data overruns which can be very costly (especially if you plan has a high excess data rate).

There are many way to help prevent this, and for more detailed advice please get in touch with the M2M One team for help tailored to your specific need.

However today we will discuss one method of protect by using the “Security” Automation Rule in Jasper.

This rule is based on a registered IMEI change.  Essentially you can program a trigger that if the network detects an IMEI number has changed it will process an action.  Those action can be:

  • Send an email notification
  • Change the SIMS Status (e.g deactivate the sim)
  • Push an API message
  • Send an SMS notification

This simple security rule will allow you to ensure that the only data being used is on the device you have deployed.

For further help on implementing this, or any other Automation rules please get in touch with the Customer Service Management team, or your assigned Business Development Manager.

Have more questions about the M2M Control Centre or want some training?
Contact your M2M One account manager

Telstra 3G (NextG) 850MHz Network Shutdown

Telstra 3G (NextG) 850MHz Network Shutdown 

On October 9th 2019 Telstra officially announced that they would be shutting down the 3G/NextG 850MHz network across Australia in June 2024 (Exact date TBC)

Please visit the below links for the Telstra announcements:

https://www.telstra.com.au/business-enterprise/news-research/networks/announcements/3g-service-closure

https://exchange.telstra.com.au/1-2-3-4-and-5-the-continuing-evolution-of-our-mobile-network/

What does this mean for M2M One customers?

  • Any M2M/IoT devices utilizing 3G (NextG) 850MHz modules or modems will cease functioning in June 2024.
  • To continue using the Telstra network in Australia all devices must utilize a modem or module that is at minimum compatible with LTE Band 28 (700MHz) which Telstra refers to as 4GX.
  • For optimal performance M2M One strongly recommends customers to deploy dual mode devices with access to LTE Band 3 (1800MHz) to provide maximum coverage.
  • As of October 2019 Telstra the LTE Band 28 (700MHz) network covers 99.2% population coverage and there are plans in place to increase coverage to have network parity with the current 3G network before June 2024.
  • While Telstra are maintaining the NextG network until June 2024, you may notice a reduction in coverage in some areas where tuning and re-farming is taking place.

How can M2M One help?

  • All M2M One SIM cards are compatible with the 3G and 4G/LTE network so you will not need to physically change any SIM cards from M2M One.
  • Over the next four years we will be collaborating with Telstra to identify any devices with 3G 850MHz IMEIs on the M2M One Control Centre – We will be sending all customers identified a listing with details of which devices are utilizing this hardware including IMSI & MSISDN.
  • M2M One will also be working with major modem and module brands to provide clear information on Telstra compatible LTE upgrade paths so you can choose the most cost effective option for your business.

What can I do to prepare?

  • Speak to your hardware supplier and ask them about their options for upgrading to 4G/LTE – If you develop or design circuit boards yourself make sure you speak to your module supplier about modifying your board.
  • We would highly recommend avoiding deployment of any further 3G hardware unless absolutely necessary.
  • Prepare a 4G/LTE migration plan and start discussing this with your customer base as soon as possible.

If you have any questions regarding your service from M2M One, Telstra’s 3G shut-down, available 4G/LTE hardware or anything else please don’t hesitate to contact your Business Development Manager, or me directly at Gideon.borden@m2mone.com.au

We appreciate your continued business with M2M One and we will endeavor to assist you in any way possible with the upcoming 3G Shutdown.

Gideon Borden
General Manager – Sales and Operations
M2M One

M2M One – April 2019 Newsletter

M2M One Newsletter – April 2019

Welcome to M2M One’s April 2019 Newsletter,

Well another month has been and gone in a flash, for M2M One and the IoT industry in general there has been a lot happening!  In this issue we will be discussing our experiences at IoT Asia, changes to CISCO Jasper API security and a continued discussion on the progress of Telstra’s NB-IoT Launch as well as the 2100MHz 3G shutdown.

M2M One are gearing up for big last half of 2019 with at least 5 – 6 tradeshows on the calendar for us to attend – Keep an eye on our upcomming newsletters for details of shows coming up in your region with information on how to attend and meet the M2M One team.

  • IoT Asia

IoT Asia was back in Singapore last week and once again showcased a wide array of businesses either looking for or offering services in the M2M and IoT Space.  While smaller than previous years, it was a great regional showcase for some of the more innovative and interesting applications in IoT.

There was a lot of buzz around NB-IoT and Cat-M1. Interestingly there were many companies developing hardware and software solutions, even though there are still only a handful of countries around the world and specifically in APAC with these networks up and running, (Australia being at the forefront of Cat-M1 deployments).

With the ever increasing power of data and control being understood there are many new industries being introduced to M2M and IoT.  One such industry that had a number of players on show at IoT Asia this year was the connected Public Bathroom.  Sensors dotted around Public Restrooms on toilet roll holders, doors and stalls with Ammonium level sensing, collate information and let the cleaning staff know when to clean the bathrooms – increasing both time and cost efficiencies while maintaining better quality facilities for the customers.

This is a great example of an industry that would never have thought of a connected solution a mere 5 years ago, but the advancement in the hardware, software and networks has made this a possibility.  If you are keen to explore ways in which you may be able to take advantage of new technologies like this please get in touch  with the IoT specialists at M2M One for a discussion.

  • Cisco Jasper API Scheduled Security Update

As is required from time to time, Jasper has an upcoming maintenance planned on its API Security Certificate.

If you access the Control Center Platform via the API or a system that uses a pre-loaded *.jasper.com certificate, then you may need to take further action to ensure that you can continue to access the platform after this change.

This change only affects customer using the API – and you should have also received direct communication from Telstra regarding this.

If you have not received this and need the updated Security Certificate please contact support@m2mone.com.au

Planned Change Date: 17th April 2:00pm AEST and will take about 2 hours.

  • NB-IoT – Trials Continue.

Last month we brought you some updates as to where we are with regards to the commercial launch of the NB-IoT network on Telstra (https://www.m2mone.com.au/m2m-one-february-2019-newsletter/) The NB-IoT trials are continuing and we now have many customers with successful connections on NB-IoT SIMs (using the new “telstra.iot” APN)

Telstra are still finalizing what the commercial plans will look like and as soon as we find out we will share them.  In the meantime if you would like to trial some NB-IoT SIMs please get in touch.

  • Telstra 2100Mhz 3G Shutdown has been delayed.

We have mentioned in the past few newsletters that the 2100Mhz shut down will commence from 25th March 2019.  We have recently received information from Telstra that this has been delayed until 30th April 2019.

The main reason for the delay is to allow certain devices detected on the network time to change the hardware as it was detected that they would not work on 850MHz.

As previously discussed, as long as your device in the field can operate on the 850Mhz frequency or LTE (Band 28 – 700Mhz or Band 3 – 1800Mhz), you should be fine – you may need to do a power cycle to re-register to the network.

If you are still experiencing further issues after the 30th of April (and your device is 850Mhz capable) please get in touch with support for further help.  Support can be reached by:

  • Phone: 03 9696 3011 – Option 2(9:00am – 5:00pm; Monday – Friday (Melbourne time))
    or
  • Emailsupport@m2mone.com.au

Security Exhibition + Conference
July 24-26 2019
ICC Sydney,
Australia

IoT Impact 2019
September 10-11 2019
University of Technology Sydney,
Australia

National Roads & Traffic Expo 2019
September 17-18 2019
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre,
Australia

All-Energy Australia
October 23-24 2019
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre,
Australia

CeBIT Australia 2019
October 29-31 2019
ICC Sydney,
Australia

Each month we bring you tips and tricks for getting the most value out of the M2M Control Centre.

Batch Updates:

One of the great features of Cisco Jasper, is that you have the ability to add customer information to every sim card you have under management.  This help for support and in breaking down the information at the end of each month when doing reports.  While you can do this by manually editing each field, when you start connecting larger number of devices this can become quite tedious.

Enter the Batch update – Instead of updating Custom Fields manually in Jasper, or changing SIM States page by page, large changes can be made via uploading an excel spreadsheet through a Batch Update. This feature is quite useful for when you have a number of SIMs needing updating.

  • Step 1 – Download a working file: 

Start by navigating to the services page. From here you can take an export of your SIMs. This will create a spreadsheet that can be opened in Excel. On this sheet you can then make the changes you require.

  • Step 2 – Edit the sheet with your specific information.

In order to upload these changes, you will need to save the spreadsheet with some specific headings (More details on this below) and upload it back to Jasper. This can be done by clicking on Services, then Batch Update. Under the Actions option you will then be able to upload the file.

Jasper will send you an email when the file has been uploaded.

There are some special considerations when utilising Batch Updates. The SIM ICCID must be used as one of the columns, as this is how Jasper identifies the SIMS. There are also special headings you must use for each field and not your custom headings, and these can be found below.

Have more questions about the M2M Control Centre or want some training?
Contact your M2M One account manager

M2M One – October 2018 Newsletter

M2M One Newsletter – October 2018

Welcome to M2M One’s October 2018 Newsletter,

Well it’s that time of year has again, a few weeks ago Telstra held its annual Vantage conference and as always it was a very impressive spectacle. There were a lot of very impressive demonstrations this year including a working 5G Hot-spot with constant download speeds over 3000Mbps.

Telstra had its drones on display demonstrating their ability to provide 4G Hot-spots and cellular reception during emergencies, even using cameras to help law enforcement in such times.

M2M One obviously has a focus on the M2M (Machine to Machine) and IoT (Internet of things) industries and hence it is no surprise that one of the most interesting announcement to me was the official launch of Telstra’s NB-IoT (NB-1) network.

Telstra have now launched their NB-IoT network on the Band 28 (700MHz) frequency.  There is also a new mapping tool (available at https://www.telstra.com.au/business-enterprise/solutions/internet-of-things/iot-coverage) that shows the current coverage.

Telstra NB-IoT has some very interesting use cases – and will be able to deliver low powered, message style communications. Opening up many new possibilities for battery powered devices, from simple once a day tracking (containers etc) to access controls and data logging all for a very low price.

We’re working closely with Telstra on finalising pricing for NB-IoT as well as M2M One Control centre integration which we expect to be able to release this side of Christmas.

If you are interested in finding our more as this is released please let your account manager know and we will add you to the initial contact list.

Gideon Borden
Sales Manager | M2M One
  • Telstra 2100Mhz 3G Shutdown Notice

Telstra has begun to re-farm their 3G 2100MHz Frequency. Current plans are to have the full shutdown completed by March 2019.

What this means is that any devices that are operating exclusively on the 3G 2100MHz frequency will lose connectivity once the towers in their area are switched off.

Why the SHUT DOWN of 2100MHz?

With much of the consumer and business market moving their cellular devices to the LTE (4G & 4GX), only a minuscule proportion of Telstra’s mobile traffic currently operate on the 3G 2100MHz frequency. This frequency is being re-purposed or “re-farmed” to be used by the 4GX network. By doing this Telstra can shift their cellular capacity to where there is stronger customer demand.

What can you do now?

The first step is check if your devices can utilise the 3G 850MHz Band. Often devices enabled for 3G are “Dual-band” which means they can use either 850MHz or 2100MHz. Sometimes devices are ‘pointed’ towards 2100MHz and simply need re-programming for 850MHz operation.

If your devices operate on 3G 850MHz (or are LTE / 4G) then there is nothing to do.

If your device is not capable of using the 3G 850Hz Frequency, you will need to speak to your hardware supplier in order to upgrade your device for 3G 850MHz or preferably for LTE (4G/4GX). In this case M2M One advises devices enabled for 700MHz (Band 28) & 1800MHz (Band 3).

If you require advice for hardware options, you are welcome to contact Tony Chen from M2M Connectivity (our sister hardware company) on sales@m2mconnectivity.com.au for any inquiries.

If you would like to discuss further please get in touch with your M2M One account manager.

  • M2M One Event Report – All Energy 2018

M2M One were again excited to be a part of the 10th Annual All Energy and Waste Expo in Melbourne this October.  As always there was a heavy focus on Clean and Renewable Energy with a huge array of International manufacturers of solar powers panels and inverters; However, it was truly great to see a large number of local Australian companies and installers presenting their wares, many of them already partnering with M2M One for their SIM Connectivity needs.

A recurring conversation we had at the show was from customers having issues with independent remote access to their inverters/solar panels; This is a common issue we see in the market.  The native connectivity these devices generally come with from the manufacturers is WiFi and the installers are expected to connect the inverter to the customers local WiFi.

The problem: 
Have you ever had an issue connecting to a local WiFi network?  Add to that the complications that you have no control over said network.  If the network goes down, or the password is changed etc then you have no way to contact your device and get the data out.  In a business where this data is what you are selling it becomes a huge problem!

This problem is not exclusive to the Energy industry – This is true of all devices deployed in the market that are connected to a network which you have no control over.

The Solution:
Luckily there is a fairly simple solution.  A cellular router (a selection are available from our sister company www.m2mconnectivity.com.au) and an M2M One SIM card.
M2M One offer a number of plans that can help you maintain independent control of your devices in the field – If you would like to have a conversation about this please reach out and we will be happy to help.

Next year the show will be expanding to include a new section for energy efficiency – M2M One will again be exhibiting at this show in October 2019 – we hope to see you there!

comms connect banner

M2M One are excited to be exhibiting our range of SIM Cards and Data plans for M2M & IoT solutions at Comms Connect Melbourne 2018.

The number one event for critical communications users and industry in the region

With a keen eye on trends, hot topics and the latest technology solutions in the critical communications sector, Comms Connect is the key source for vital information and networking opportunities. Whether you’re in the resource sector or public safety, transport or utilities, security or consulting, the conference and exhibition delivers countless opportunities to seek out new technology, share ideas and make new contacts.

Event Dates: 20-22 November 2018
Location: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
M2M One Stand: 66
Register here: http://melbourne.comms-connect.com.au/registration/

M2M One staff will be hand throughout the event to talk about how M2M/IoT solutions are utilizing national cellular networks to deliver results today and how the industry is adopting new technologies (Cat-M1, NB-IoT & 5G) to future proof IoT solutions.

Each month we bring you tips and tricks for getting the most value out of the M2M Control Centre.

How to create an automation rule to manage excess usage on a SIMThis month we look at using the powerful Automation Rules in CISCO Jasper to suspend a SIM card using excessive data with the option to reactivate the SIM if needed, instead of needing to contact M2M One Support.

When you log into the control centre select Automation from the home page

From the automation rules screen click on + Create New button to create a new automation rule

From here select Usage Monitoring as the rule category then select Cycle to Date Data Usage to create a new rule that will be triggered on data usage in a billing month. The example below shows you the correct set-up for triggering a rule to Deactivate a SIM that has used over 1MB of data in a billing month. With this rule when a SIM gets deactivated, if you need to use it again in the month you can simply change the SIM status in the control centre back to Activated to use it again – No need to get M2M One to unblock it.

For a complete list of automation rules available download our guide here: https://www.m2mone.com.au/m2m-downloads/manuals/M2M-One-Control-Centre-Automation-Rules.pdf

Have more questions about the M2M Control Centre or want some training?
Contact your M2M One account manager

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