M2M One Newsletter – April 2018
This month M2M One are exhibiting and participating in a panel discussion at Convergence in Sydney, one of Australia’s leading conferences on innovation and disruption in the digital space. We’ll be joined by Thinxtra and Actility on a panel discussing IoT & LPWAN.
We’re starting to see pathways for cellular LPWAN take shape now with Cat-M1 devices now undergoing heavy testing in Australia and sample boards for NB-IoT starting to surface. M2M One are working to get access to NB-IoT SIM cards for testing for our customers ASAP
If you ever need any assistance with selecting the right technology or devices for your IoT project feel free to reach out to M2M One as we have an extensive partner network we can connect you with for hardware & software.
- M2M One Payment Gateway
M2M One have completed the move to a new payment gateway for credit card payments – Click here to access – The payment portal can be accessed any time by clicking the Pay My Bill link on www.m2mone.com.au
- SIMs for NB-IoT
At present M2M One SIM cards can access the full Telstra network for 3G, 4G/LTE and Cat-M1, while the NB-IoT network is still undergoing testing and integration M2M One can not provision existing SIM cards onto NB-IoT.
We will have access to NB-IoT enabled SIM cards shortly but will need to send you a new physical SIM card to utilize the network.
If you require NB-IoT enabled SIM cards for testing please contact your account manager or respond to this email for more information.
- Global SIM Price Update
M2M One have negotiated some new volume based pricing and additional countries for our Global SIM service with our underlying carrier partners – For large deals or specific countries please contact your M2M One account manager for more information.
M2M One will be exhibiting and participating in Convergence once again when it returns to Sydney on Wednesday 11 April 2018 at the iconic Masonic Convention Centre, on the corner of Pitt and Goulburn Streets, Sydney 2000.
Convergence is a unique blend of conference learning, trade show research and cross-industry networking.
Convergence 006 will focus on the business revolution bring driven by the latest technologies such as:
- XR (Augmented AR, Mixed MR & Virtual Reality VR)
- Artificial Intelligence (AI)
- The Internet of Things (IoT)
- Blockchain & Crypto
- Machine Learning
- Wearable Technology
- 3D Printing
- FinTech / Finance Innovation
Expo Trade Show: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Conference: 10:00am – 5:30pm
Lunch: 12:30pm – 1:00pm (included in your ticket)
Evening Events 6pm – 9pm
M2M One will be participating in a panel discussion at 12:00pm entitled “Driving Business Advantage with a clever use of the Internet of Things and M2M” alongside Thinxtra and Actility.
Troubleshooting SIM Performance – Diagnostics Tool
This month we look at how to utilize the Diagnostic tool in CISCO Jasper for some quick insights into SIM performance.
When you run the Diagnostic tool in CISCO Jasper it checks 4 elements:
- Network Connection
Below is a quick guide to troubleshoot failures for each section:
Provisioning Failed – When you see this status it means your SIM card is simply not provisioned in a state that allows network activity in CISCO Jasper. This error will occur if your SIM cards are in any other state apart from Activated, Activation Ready or Test Ready. If you see this error, simply change the status of your SIM card in CISCO Jasper to the correct SIM State.
SIM/Device Failed – This error appears when the SIM is in a usable state in CISCO Jasper but is blocked at a network level, this typically happens when a SIM on a CAP plan has hit its data limit for the month or there has been a provisioning error at the M2M One side. If you see this error contact firstname.lastname@example.org for immediate help.
Network Connection Failed – This error means that the SIM is provisioned correctly but can’t register onto the mobile network, this is typically caused by the following:
- No power to the device
- Incorrect frequency bands for the mobile network (Example no 850Mhz 3G for Telstra)
- No mobile coverage in area
- SIM card incorrectly inserted or SIM reader damaged
- Check power to the device, if the device is powered try cycling the power to the modem
- Check you have the supported mobile frequencies on your device and in your location
- Check our coverage map to see if you have coverage in your area
- Test the SIM in a mobile phone to see if it registers
- Reinsert the SIM and check the contacts on the SIM reader
IP/Internet Failed – This error means that the SIM has been able to register on the mobile network but can’t pass IP/Data traffic. This is typically caused by the following:
- Incorrect or misspelled APN in the device
- Limited power to the modem
- Limited signal strength
- Incorrect ports or sockets open on device
- IPX Address incorrectly configured (IPX customers only)
- Check the APN(s) in the device are spelt correctly
- Check signal strength on the device
- Check power to the device
- Send any necessary SMS commands to force a modem reboot
Contact your M2M One account manager