u‑blox announced certification of its dual-mode SARA‑R410M‑83B module for Australia on Telstra’s LTE‑M and NB-IoT cellular network. The module will suit a broad spectrum of IoT applications such as smart metering, telematics, asset and vehicle tracking, security systems and connected health. With frequency bands 3, 5, 8, 20, 28, conformance to RED and certification for NCC, the product can also be used in Europe and Taiwan. Recently introduced NB-IoT features have been tested and approved by Telstra. Release Assistance Indicator gives the application the option to terminate the connection as soon as the uplink message is sent.
The unique immutable root of trust and lightweight key exchange makes the SARA-R410M-083B modules ideal for mission‑critical IoT solutions. This provides the foundation for a trusted set of advanced security functionalities. Customers can future‑proof their solutions by means of uFOTA (firmware over the air) client/server firmware updates, using LWM2M, a light and compact protocol ideal for IoT applications. uFOTA is a complete end-to-end u-blox service for remotely updating deployed modules to future firmware releases, with additional security provided between module and server via pre-shared secure keys. And with manufacturing in ISO/TS 16949‑certified production sites in Europe and an extended operating temperature range of –40 to +85° C, it is ideal for secure long life industrial applications.