Maxon Australia Pty Ltd ABN 37164048800 is offering customers a free FOTA (firmware over the air) update to the Smartmax M2M modem. Please be aware that data charges may be incurred during the software download process depending on your data plan with the Internet service provider you have utilised.
The FOTA update tool requires a direct connection to the modem using the LAN port of the modem, or, you may connect to the modem through a 3G connection on a mobile network. Downloading this update via data networks may incur additional charges, particularly when roaming on an overseas mobile network. Please check with your internet service provider.
Maxon Australia makes no warranties as to the performance of this tool or the firmware or any other warranties whether expressed or implied. No oral or written communication from, or information provided by, Maxon Australia shall create a warranty. In no event shall Maxon Australia be liable for any general, consequential, incidental, indirect, special, loss of profit or opportunity, exemplary, punitive, special or other damages whatsoever resulting from the use, misuse, or inability to use this software upgrade, whether due to breach of contract, breach of warranty, strict liability, product liability, the negligence of Maxon Australia or otherwise. No provision of this disclaimer purports to restrict or modify or have the effect of excluding, restricting or modifying the application any conditions and warranties imposed and required to be binding by statute.
This FOTA upgrade is provided to you "as is", installation and usage must be carried out correctly and failure to do so may result in malfunction. Repairs and/or replacement may be required and fees may be applicable. Installing or using the firmware upgrade tools indicates your acceptance of these terms and Conditions.
maXconnect Remote Monitoring Support
Support added for remote monitoring and control via MaxConnect portal
maXconnect is a cloud based M2M management portal which allows you to access, monitor and control 3G/4G Maxon devices securely. With maXconnect you can access real-time data from your devices,monitor their status and location. Utilise complete functionality bycontrolling your devices anywhere, anytime. This one stop portal is an access point to manage your 3G/4G assets securely and remotely.
SNMPv3 support has been added
SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) is an internet-standard protocol for network enabled devices such as switches and routers allowing easy access to vital information about multiple network components all in one place. SNMPv3 takes the functionality of SNMPv1 and SNMPv2 and adds the benefits of cryptographic security.
HTTPS web interface support
HTTPS adds extra layers of security to the standard HTTP protocol for web pages. Specifically, SSL/TCL encryption, allowing users to be confident that their web sessions cannot be monitored.
Radius Authentication for device management
The new Radius functionality allows for users to use their own Radius Authentication servers to provide access control to the Smartmax. This gives IT Managers the peace of mind that the Smartmax access control is in their hands rather than set on the modem. This also extends the number of users that can log onto the Smartmax to the number of users set on the companies server.
This stands for SSH File Transfer Protocol. This adds SSH encryption to the current FTP file transfer ability of the Smartmax. This added layer of security allows for users to be more confident that their logged data cannot be monitored and also allows users who have restrictions to only using SFTP file servers.
SDI-12 sensor control improvements
SDI-12 had a growing user base environmental monitoring applications. It provides an easy to use and reliable way of configuring multiple sensors over a 3-wire data and power bus. SDI-12 protocol improvements have fixed a number of small bugs in the FTP file upload process.
IO Scheduler improvements
The existing IO scheduler functionality has been extended from the existing functionality, enabling outputs to go on or off at specific times of the week. The scheduler functionality can now be extended to allow for control via SMS during the scheduled control period. The output must be turned on via SMS after the start time and at end of the period the scheduler will take control again to turn the output off. This is especially useful in applications where there is the potential for external contractors to forget to close the garage door or turn the lights off when they leave.
IO Automation functionality improvements including URL setting and timout
IO web automation control has improved usability to allow for timeouts to revert outputs to a predetermined state and to let users control a Smartmax addressed using a URL (i.e. DynDNS). IO automation is especially useful in situations such as water flow control and pumping between geographically distant locations where radio is impractical. An input from a Smartmax (regardless of polarity) can be used to control an output of another one or two Smartmax’s at distinct locations essentially anywhere in the world where there is cellulcar connectivity.
Added support for p to 6 phone numbers for input and output sms
Now more of your staff can either get alerts or be able to control outputs at your essential monitoring and control sites.
Improved SMS reporting of battery level
For battery powered monitoring applications, users can now be provided alerts when the batteries get below critical levels. This will allow you to get out to the site as soon as possible to either manually monitor the site or charge the batteries.
Modem emulation functionality allowing for IP connectivity to an end device that only supports CSD (Circuit Switched Data)
This functionality eases the transition from CSD-based to IP-based communications to your remote devices. Legacy equipment that is configured to dial out a CSD connection to the control centre don’t have to be redesigned or reconfigured. The modem will seamlessly establish an IP connection to the control centre upon receipt of the dial out AT command then can revert back to a TCP server mode for remote connections back in.