M2M One Newsletter – June 2017
Welcome to M2M One’s June 2017 Newsletter,
We’re back after an exciting and successful CeBIT 2017 up in Sydney, it was great to meet so many people passionate about the future of M2M & IoT in Australia and we look forward to working with as many of you as possible.
One thing that really stood out was the number of questions we were getting about LPWAN technologies, it seems with the uncertainty around the lifespan of 3G/Next G in Australia many people are taking their time to look at the next logical upgrade path for their device – Do they jump to 4G/LTE as it exists today, do they wait for CAT M1 or do they hang on that bit longer for the ultra low bandwidth NB-IoT? Some people are questioning whether they stick with cellular or move to alternative technologies like SIGFOX, LoRA or even some of the new innovations coming from the satellite space.
We’ll be producing some articles on the evolution of wireless networks in the coming months but until then if you’re feeling confused about where to take your product next, get in touch – We’d love to hear from you.
- M2M One Billing Portal Maintenance (23/6/2017)
Please note that on 23/6/2017 M2M One’s online billing portal (https://myaccount.m2mone.com.au/) will be down for scheduled maintenance from 10am – 2pm and will be unable for processing credit card payments. If you need to pay your invoice during this period please contact email@example.com or call our office on 03 9696 3011.
- EOFY SIM Card Orders
Please note that if you need to order any SIM cards and have them lodged as a purchase before 1st July 2017 we need to receive the order no later than 3:00pm Friday the 30th of June – All SIM orders should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for fastest processing.
M2M One are excited to once again be exhibiting at Australia’s largest Security Expo on it’s return to Sydney. We’ll be exhibiting our range of SIM Cards and Data Plans as well as talking about how customers in the security industry are using our services to power Alarm Panels, IP Cameras, Tracking Devices and more.
M2M One will be located at stand B27 next to Digital Matter
Registration to the expo is free – Register Here
Using M2M One SIMs and Data Plans for redundancy & failover
M2M One SIMs are ideally designed for failover solutions, either over an ADSL link or dual SIM modem. Due to our unique cost strucure we can help you minimize the costs associated with operating a redundant SIM.
What are your options?
- Activation Ready – M2M One SIMs can be placed into a status called Activation Ready this stops all billing on the SIM but keeps it alive on the mobile network. As soon as data is passed through the SIM it becomes live and ‘billable’. This is a great solution for dormant SIMs that only need to be used in the event of a link failure.
- Managed Group Plans – As part of our ongoing service to customers M2M One manage and monitor pooled data usage on your account, with the pooled plans if one or more of your SIM cards exceeds the pool (i.e in a failover event) we can work with you to optimize the plans for the lowest cost in that month.
- Single Step Plans – For customers managing a single site or SIM we can create a rule that will automatically step a SIM up to the next plan when it exceeds a specific amount of data and suspending at 100GB of usage. This is an ideal solution for customers wanting a simple fixed cost solution that they can set and forget.
Each month we bring you tips and tricks for getting the most value out of the M2M Control Centre.
This month we look at finding the IP Address of your SIM Card once its connected to the mobile network.
From Services > SIM List click on the ICCID number of any ‘In Session’ SIM card to load the Details screen. From the details screen you can see the current session information including the Session Start Time, Device IP Address and APN.
For customers using our IPX Static IP service you can locate the IP Address allocated to your SIM cards at any time by enabling the IPX Address column on the SIM List screen – This can be done by right clicking on any of the column headings in the SIM List and then ticking the IPX Address checkbox.
Contact your M2M One account manager