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Machine-2-Machine, also known as M2M, is transforming industry. It gives your business assets the power to communicate directly with each other, automating day-to-day tasks that free up your workforce to get on with more important business.
M2M can be used to monitor valuable equipment, detecting maintenance issues before they become problems. It can enable remote control of heavy machinery, saving travel time on large worksites. It can provide visibility of people, places and entire production processes. And with the real-time data M2M provides, you’ll have the information you need to make smarter business decisions, faster.
How our M2M wireless service works
Our M2M wireless service uses our mobile network to connect different pieces of equipment so they communicate with each other, saving you from monitoring them yourself. Exactly how you set up your network communications will depend on what you need. For example, your assets may be able to ‘talk’ to each other without human intervention, a monitor could trigger a switch, or a meter could send data to a billing system. Your equipment can also be set up to send alarms or reports back to your central monitoring system.
Choose the plan that best suits your solution requirements
|Low||1MB to 10MB||Metering/monitoring: electricity/gas/water, agriculture|
Mobile health: remote patient monitoring/remote diagnostics
Security monitoring: alarm management, home security, vehicle security
Fleet and transport: vehicle tracking of rental cars, taxi and truck fleets
|Medium||10MB to 300MB||Retail vending/ticketing: vending machine management and inventory control and public transport ticketing |
Connected consumer devices: eReader devices, network gaming, digital picture frames
|High||>300MB to 25GB||Digital signage: information and advertising signs for retail, leisure, hotel and Information kiosks|
Video surveillance: live video streaming from security cameras
Casual Data plans
These are suitable for M2M applications that have a high degree of predictability in their usage profile (such as metering, monitoring, vending, digital signage). Each service has a monthly service fee and a dedicated data allowance. Where the monthly data allowance is exceeded, excess usage charges will apply.
These plans are available for the Telstra Wireless M2M Control Centre service and the Telstra M2M Managed service.
M2M Group Data plans & M2M Shared Data plans
These are suitable for M2M applications that have a degree of variance in their usage profile (such as tracking, security, connected consumer device solutions). Both M2M Group Data plans and M2M Shared Data plans have an allocated data allowance that makes up the total group or shared monthly data allowance.
For M2M Group Data plans, the total group monthly data allowance is allocated across all M2M services on the same M2M Group Data plan and account. For M2M Shared Data plans, the total shared monthly data allowance is allocated across all M2M services on M2M Shared Data plans on the same account. Where the total group/shared monthly data allowance is exceeded, excess usage charges will apply.
M2M Group Data plans are available for the Telstra Wireless M2M Control Centre service. M2M Shared Data plans are available for the Telstra M2M Managed service.
International M2M Outbound Group plans
These are suitable for M2M applications deployed across select countries around the world. They are organised into three simple Country Tiers to reduce the complexity of installation, distribution and deployment. The allocated data allowance of an M2M Outbound Group plan can be shared across the entire group of international M2M services within a Country Tier when using the eligible carrier in each country, on the same plan and account. If the shared data allowance is exceeded, excess usage charges will apply.
These plans are available for the Telstra Wireless M2M Control Centre service. Customers will need to preselect their M2M devices to the eligible carrier for each country, otherwise PAYG charges apply.
M2M Data plans, M2M Group Data plans and M2M Shared Data plans also provide for SMS options for SMS-based communications for your M2M devices.
The Telstra Wireless M2M Control Centre is a SIM and Subscription management platform for managing and monitoring the Telstra Wireless M2M services you have purchased. You can also use it to activate and deactivate individual SIMs across your fleet, as well as controlling your equipment’s data usage costs. The platform also lets you set your own business rules and customised alerts, so you’ll know right away about any abnormal activity or device failures. It also provides real-time diagnostics, support tools and data usage reporting.
The Telstra Wireless M2M Control Centre complements our world-class wireless networks and expertise in wireless data applications to support:
Wireless M2M solutions often have specific SIM requirements to suit various environmental conditions. We now provide five different SIMs: the M2M SIM chip, the M2M industrial SIM card, the M2M standard SIM card, the M2M micro SIM card and the M2M nano SIM.
All Telstra M2M SIMs are available from the Telstra Wireless M2M Control Centre, which provides advanced tools to allow remote provisioning, management, diagnostics and troubleshooting.
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The M2M Device Purchase Plan is a hardware purchasing option for M2M devices on a 24 month installment plan.
This plan covers the following hardware solutions:
- NetComm NTC6908 3G Industrial Router [Data/SMS]
- Netcomm NTC40WV 3G Industrial Router [Data/Voice/SMS/WiFi]
- Sierra Wireless Airlink GX400 Intelligent Gateway [Data/SMS]
- Sierra Wireless Airlink GX400 Intelligent Gateway with WiFi expansion card [Data/SMS/WiFi]
The plan is only available for purchase with the Telstra Wireless M2M Control Centre.
- Reduce upfront costs of deploying an M2M solution, and spread them over a 2 year period
- Commercial flexibility enabling you to change M2M data plans at any time to suit your needs
- Peace of mind knowing that the device is certified for use on the Telstra Next G® network
- 24/7 support for any connectivity issues
- Device warranty of 2 years (Netcomm) or 5 years (Sierra Wireless)
- Competitive pricing
- Access to open source Software Development Kit
- Billed on the Telstra bill, alongside Telstra Wireless M2M Control Centre charges.
The M2M Device Purchase Plan is continuously evolving and available for new devices in the future. If you’d like us to include your M2M device under the Telstra M2M Device Purchase Plan, please contact us via the M2M sales enquiry form to discuss your requirements.
Higher costs and an ageing population are placing greater demands on our health services. Wireless information and communication technologies have the potential to transform the industry, providing better patient care, greater efficiencies and reduced operational costs. With services such as remote patient monitoring and mobile tele-consultation, a range of M2M products and solutions can make all the difference.
Wireless technology has revolutionised the security industry. Wirelessly enabled security systems have improved adoption, expanded the geographic coverage range, made portability of secured assets a reality, and given operators the flexibility to secure or track assets in areas that weren’t previously possible. Furthermore, they enable real-time alerts of service disruptions. The Telstra Next G® network can make your security related aspirations a reality.
Transport & Logistics (T&L)
The T&L sector is being transformed through the integration of wireless technology. Examples include fleet management, cold chain management, asset tracking and monitoring (for example, shipping containers) and field workforce management solutions. The Telstra Next G® network with its extensive coverage and reliability, can deliver maximum value to you.
Putting connected services into vehicles can deliver a world of possibilities to drivers and passengers alike – from in-vehicle entertainment services, live traffic updates, driver behaviour monitoring and emergency services response services. All of these services will help make the on-road experience safer, more enjoyable and more economical.
Using wireless resources more intelligently is now possible. Utility providers are being urged to be smarter, greener and more customer-centric. Using wireless sensors and controls, operators can now monitor outlying grids, pipelines and networks, and remotely control infrastructures in real time. This is delivering operational efficiencies and quicker response times, while making proactive management possible. The Telstra Next G® network provides support for smart grid two-way communication.
Intelligent M2M solutions are now used in the areas of payment services, as well as advertising by way of digital signage and vending machines. M2M solutions in your retail channels not only help optimise processes and cost structures but can drive sales. With automated operations, cashless payments, monitoring processes, real-time customer interactions and direct influence at point-of-sale, making a sale is so much easier.
Intelligent devices are becoming more and more an integral part of the way we live and work. Connected Consumer Electronic Devices are making life simpler and easier by placing what we need at our fingertips, where and when we need it. Whether it’s tools to track pets, monitor Alzheimer’s patients, remotely switching on / off smart home appliances or tracking personal fitness, connected devices are adding convenience to our lives.
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