Connected IoT News – June 2019
We are now half way through the year and the excitement around IoT continues to build with many more new IoT Ecosystem partners launching CAT M1 solutions and LoRaWAN devices hitting the market.
This year’s Fieldays we have seen more IoT technology applications used by the Farmer to run their farms and more Regional Private LoRaWAN AS923 networks being deployed on top of or competing against Sparks LoRaWAN AS923 public network, providing connectivity for IoT sensors. We support innovation and speed of deployment for LoRaWAN but we need to make sure that we do not create fragmentation which will slow IoT deployment. Collaboration is the new cool word and we are keen to play our part in coordinating efforts in LoRaWAN private networks versus public networks and a topic that you should raise with New Zealand IoT Alliance Team if you’re a member. Let us know your views.
The discussion continues with many of our partners around IoT connectivity options and tomorrows roadmap to help more customers save money or increase productivity. We have all seen 3G/4G connectivity stability for years and as you launch CAT M1 solutions just remember the early 3G demo days. A third of our base have started the LoRaWAN AS 923 discussion or starting to test as more sensors are being launched by established equipment suppliers. The end customers just want a solution that solves their problems and provides the critical information when needed and in the most cost effective way. We have more options than we have ever had to meet these end customer needs. So let’s not complicate things and keep our focus on solving these end customer problems in a simple way.
Talk to us if you want to get started with CAT M1 or LoRaWAN AS923 testing and we can help get you started.
Also if you are looking for roaming solutions to Australia or USA email us and we can help get you connected.
Thank you for your continued support.
We love helping to simplify IoT and connecting IoT Ecosystems everywhere.
Connected IoT Solutions
M2M One NZ’s range of Connected IoT solutions is helping businesses get to market quicker, with advanced 3G/4G routers, data connectivity, and managed services delivered as a turn-key package to complete your next Internet of Things (IoT) project.
We help our customers adopt and grow their Internet of Things (IoT) business in the way of Managed Service for:
- 3G/4G Connectivity for M2M & IoT Hardware/Device/Sensors
- Secure remote access to sites and IoT devices
- Backup/Failover services for business continuity
We help our customers connect a wide range of hardware every day. We enjoy connecting and working with anything from modules & modems that are embedded into devices, to off-the-shelf cellular routers, though to custom designed devices to suit specific use cases. This month we have enjoyed getting hands on with Robustel’s R2000-4L router and their new RCMS Cloud Management Platform. Let us know if you are interested getting started with either of these solutions.
Robustel R2000-4L 3G/4G LTE Router
The Robustel Industrial Dual SIM Cellular VPN Router (R2000) is a rugged cellular router offering state-of-the-art mobile connectivity for machine to machine (M2M) applications. Rugged, programmable, highly efficient. Providing reliable, seamless connectivity for M2M & IoT applications.
- Dual SIM redundancy for continuous 2G/3G/4G cellular network connections
- Link Manager supporting Cellular WAN, Ethernet WAN, WLAN WAN link backup and ICMP detection
- WAN – Static/PPPoE/DHCP Client
- RobustOS + SDK + App
- Management and maintenance via Web/CLI/SMS/RobustLink Cloud
- Auto reboot via SMS/Timing
- Robust industrial design (9 to 26V DC or 9 to 36V DC, desktop or wall mounting or DIN rail mounting)
Robustel Cloud Manager Service (RCMS)
RCMS is Robustel’s device management platform that is designed to provide rapid device deployment and extensive management through an intuitive user interface and on-boarding processes. Available as a hosted Cloud service from Robustel, RCMS connects you to the Industrial Internet of Things, with a flexible, secure and cost effective way to collect, store and distribute device data.
M2M One Control Centre Tips
Each month we bring you tips and tricks for getting the most value out of the M2M Control Centre.
Batch Update “End Customer” Fields
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.
Note on File Formatting:
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 each SIM Card. 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