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M2M - Products & Services Kickstart Internet of Things Development with TI’s SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 BoosterPack To help engineers kick start the development of Wi-Fi-enabled Internet of Things (IoT) applications, Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI) has released the SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 BoosterPack. The Wi-Fi BoosterPack is powered by the SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 module from TI, which offers simplified Wi-Fi connectivity for microcontroller (MCU) -based systems. Working with both the MSP430 and Tiva C series MCU LaunchPad evaluation kits, the CC3000 BoosterPack (CC3000BOOST) gets designs started for a variety of MCU-based machine to machine (M2M) applications. Since the BoosterPack is based on TI’s SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 module, it benefits from features including reduced development time, lower manufacturing costs, less board space, easier certification and minimal required RF expertise. Armed with TI’s SmartConfig technology, the SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 BoosterPack allows for one-step activation of multiple in-home, headless devices to get them quickly connected to the Wi-Fi network. With SmartConfig technology, the unit has one-step Wi-Fi configuration using smart phones, tablets or PCs, and also provides set-up for display-less (headless) devices. The CC3000 has a small foot print for easy integration with MCUs such as the low power MSP430 line. Additionally, Service Discovery is quick via smart phones and tablets using mDNS. For faster time-to-market, design engineers have access to a complete support platform through the CC3000 wiki. The wiki offers details on how to get started, hardware design information, software examples and details, test and certification tips as well as community support resources. TI’s MCU LaunchPad ecosystem provides scalable hardware and software tools to engineers of all experience levels. MCU LaunchPads have become a popular evaluation platform within the design community, selling close to half a million kits. To provide greater functionality, flexibility, peripherals and scalability, BoosterPack plug-in modules extend the LaunchPad’s capabilities with LCD, LED lighting, capacitive touch, motor control, wireless connectivity and more. With three LaunchPad kits starting at less than $10, and more than 50 BoosterPacks available today or in development, TI has set the new standard for easy-to-use, low-cost MCU development ecosystems. SeeControl Makes Second Generation M2M Cloud Computing Platform Available for General Release SeeControl has announced the general availability of the newest version of Nexus M2M cloud platform for building Machine-to-Machine applications serving a range of industries. It allows for a single platform to manage different asset types, breaking down M2M application silos found in enterprises and reducing the risk, cost and complexity of rolling out connected services across the enterprise. The platform eliminates M2M solution complexity and reduces the time to design, build and deploy complete M2M solutions using a suite of no coding, visual modeling tools. The M2M platform includes support for rapid modeling and prototyping of the device/physical asset, multi-vendor device support, application auto generation, a drag and drop analytics builder and a new interactive charts and graphs library. Additional features include pre built analytics functions (real time and historical data processing), ERP modules including work order management, ERP custom business process work flow generation, big data manipulation and management and instant device connectivity to any global cellular network. 18 The platform offers a no coding environment to rapidly build out new M2M applications and services. The visual modeling and analytical tools from Nexus gives users the ability to prototype, build and deploy M2M applications in less than a week for a variety of industries including asset tracking, building monitoring, data center logistics, oil & gas, heavy equipment and novel consumer electronics. With a suite of tools for mass account management, private labeling and cross-company security, it is also easy to utilize Nexus for M2M solutions in telematics, healthcare, property management or custom OEM solutions. Drag and drop build tools means the process for setting up M2M applications for generators, ATM sites, tanks, vehicles or medical devices or any “thing” is now incredibly smooth and fast. Utilizing the application auto generation capabilities provides turnkey interfaces for all major browsers, iPhones, iPads and Android devices. Furthermore, SeeControl’s Device Store has been pre-populated with a range of market-proven and carrier- approved cellular devices from multiple vendors, which speeds up application build and launch, allowing users to bring new solutions to market in a very short time. “Sensor, communication device and connectivity costs have dropped dramatically in that last twenty-four months,” said Bryan Kester, CEO, SeeControl. “Now with the SeeControl Nexus cloud, the risk, time and complexity of centralizing data, analyzing it and viewing it is gone, any company big or small can now implement a connected product and business strategy. ” Hirschmann Solutions Applies Telit Technology in Compact GPS Receiver Antenna Telit Wireless Solutions has announced that the company’s ultraminiature Jupiter SE880 GPS receiver is to become the positioning technology device integrated into Hirschmann Solutions’ RAS 1575 GPS receiver antenna. The receiver antenna combines reliability and robustness in a compact housing. Hirschmann Solutions is a specialist in data communication systems for M2M and telematics applications. The RAS 1575 from Hirschmann Solutions is a GPS antenna with integrated receiver module offered in a enclosure measuring 38 by 34 by 15.5 mm. The company attributes the antenna size to the use of the SE 880 GPS module from Telit. Among other uses, the antenna can be applied as a retrofit solution for telematics applications in the transport and logistics sector. System integrators for large applications like traffic control systems can also benefit from the features of the RAS 1575. With low current consumption, the antenna is well suited for mobile applications. It is connected and fully powered via standard USB 2.0 connection. Location data is delivered by the receiver antenna in the NMEA standard. In the development of the antenna system, Hirschmann focused on four main aspects: reception quality, flexibility of installation, robustness and compact dimensions. The RAS 1575 maximizes guaranteed GPS received power in a compact and robust housing and the product can be integrated quickly, without any need for customers to engage on their own development work. The Jupiter SE880 is Telit’s compact GPS receiver module for applications in the commercial, industrial and consumer segments including wearable and handheld devices. The 4.7 by 4.7 mm LGA (land grid array), SiRFstarIV-based receiver module employs 3-D SiP component embedding technology to achieve added performance in all dimensions critical for regular or size-constrained GPS applications. The SE880 receiver module was conceived to shorten time-to-market and to make the chipset-versusmodule decision an easy one for you to make. “With the cooperation between Telit and Hirschmann Solutions, the competences of two manufacturers in the high-frequency and module development sector perfectly complement each other,” said Laurie Burns, head of the Solutions business unit, Hirschmann Car Communication. “The reception data is impressive, the time in cold start to detect the satellite

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Remote - M2M Special Issue 2013

Towards Right-Sizing Security for M2M Solutions: A Practical Approach
Intelligent Power Distribution for M2M Communications
Optimizing Remote Monitoring in the Cloud
Exponential M2M Market Growth Calls for Innovative RF and Antenna Solutions
Benefits of Using Wireless Networks to Automate FAA-Mandated Obstruction Light Monitoring Requirements
Energy Management Systems For Green Buildings
M2M Products and Services
Industry News

Remote - M2M Special Issue 2013