Wondering what’s happened to Andrew Dykes? We introduce you to his new venture – M2M One NZ in this edition of the newsletter. Offering similar commercial M2M products and services in New Zealand, M2M One NZ has a partnership with NZ carrier, Spark. If you’re not feeling too ‘sparky’ let your iPhone take care of your health. Read how this device could revolutionise IoT mHealth with Apple’s ResearchKit in our featured blog. We’re exhibiting again, this time at CeBIT in Sydney next month. Visit us at CeBIT and speak to us about the new customer M2M Control Centre administrative access feature, our soon to be available Voice Plans & International Roaming SIMs or 4G/LTE service. We look forward to seeing you there.
This months newsletter features:
- Notification – M2M Control Admin Access
- Feature – M2M One NZ
- Blog – Apple helps the Internet of Things “Spring Forward” with ResearchKit
- Invitation – CeBIT 2015
- Reminder – Telstra 2G (GSM) 900MHz Shut Down
1. Notification – M2M Control Admin Access
We now offer administrative access to the M2M Control Centre for all customers. All M2M Control Centre accounts have been upgraded to Customer Administrator Access and you can start using all the following features:
- Activate, Deactivate and Suspend SIM cards using your control centre login or
the control centre API
- Add “End Customer”/Cost Centre information to SIM Cards
- Add up to 5 custom fields to your Control Centre account for managing SIM inventory
- Bulk upload information to apply to SIM cards and custom fields
- Create and assign new Control Centre Users for your account
From now on unless requested otherwise, all SIM cards will be shipped with a communication plan and rate plan pre-configured so you no longer need to contact M2M One Support to activate SIM cards. Customers who require Static IP addresses will still need to contact M2M One Support for SIM activations.
If you have any questions regarding your service from M2M One or the M2M Control Centre please don’t hesitate to contact our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me directly at email@example.com
2. Introducing – M2M One NZ…
You may recall that Andrew Dykes moved back to New Zealand in December with the aim of setting up M2M services in New Zealand. The good news is that everything has gone to plan, and now Andrew is pleased to be back in business.
Much in the same way that M2M One has a relationship with Telstra in Australia, M2M One NZ has an agreement/partnership with Spark (formally Telecom NZ) to offer commercial services, including SIM cards, Individual/capped and Group/Flexible data plans, SMS, Voice, along with giving customers access to the Jasper Wireless Control Centre platform.
If you would like to trial a SIM, or have existing or new M2M projects happening in New Zealand, feel free to contact Andrew Dykes (or Lone Misikini) about NZ services and I’m sure they would be pleased to offer you a solution to suit.
Andrew Dykes – Operations Manager, Christchurch Office
e: firstname.lastname@example.org | m: +64 (0)27 398 6261
Lone Misikini – General Manager, Auckland Office
e: email@example.com | m: +64 (0)27 772 2288
3. Blog – Apple helps the Internet of Things “Spring Forward” with ResearchKit
M2M One’s blog looks at the recently launched Apple ResearchKit, a large scale IoT information gathering application that works with Apple’s HealthKit. HealthKit gives developers opportunities to integrate hardware and application data with Apple’s Health app and is already integrated with a number of wearables; connected scales, sleep monitoring devices and even a stationary bike.
ResearchKit aims to expand patient monitoring by allowing the 700+ million iPhones in use to act as mobile medical research devices. ResearchKit is a solid use case for collaboration and sharing of data in the M2M/IoT space but what are the hurdles to its success and its likely impact?
Read the full blog here.
4. Invitation – Visit M2M One at CeBIT
CeBIT is a premier technology event held in Australia where M2M One will be exhibiting at the M2M/IoT Zone on stand C26.
Date: 5-7th May 2015
Time: Tue-Wed 10am to 6pm
Thu 10am to 5pm
Place: Sydney Olympic Park
Myself and Daryl Chambers from M2M Connectivity will be running a round table workshop at the Internet of Things conference on the 7th of May from 2:00pm – 3:15pm
5. Reminder – Telstra 2G 900MHz Shutdown
We would like to remind our customers that Telstra will discontinue their 2G/GSM network on the 1st of December 2016. This has implications for M2M One customers using 2G 900MHz GSM/GPRS modems.
M2M One customers with 2G devices have the opportunity to utilize 3G and soon 4G LTE. All M2M One SIM cards are compatible with the Telstra 2G, 3G and soon 4G network so you will not need to physically change any SIM cards from M2M One.
M2MOne customers affected by the shut down of Telstra’s 2G/GSM network whoare looking for solutions/alternatives for their 2G/GSM devices are advised to contact a 3G/4G LTE device vendor.
Please read M2M One’s notification of the shutdown if you haven’t already.
If you do not know if your devices will be affected by this please contact M2M One and we can help you.