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Wednesday, 09 October 2013 04:08

Want to join the Maxon Team?

Maxon Australia is growing and we're seeking to employ a top notch Business Development Manager, for more information click here or if you know of anyone that would be interested have them contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 04:31

AT over IP now supported by the Maxon Mutlimax

AT over IP allows the user or user equipment to send an AT commands over an IP network to a specific TCP port. Normally a direct connection to the COM Port of the modem is required to send AT command, however this method may not be practical for certain applications. This functionality is very useful for equipment wanting to send SMS messages over the IP network and also in Clear SCADA applications.

Thursday, 05 September 2013 01:32

Multimax explained in our upcoming webinar

Join us September 25 11.00am EST for a technical webinar highlighting our new Multimax Dual Port Router and the upgraded Datamax+.

Click here for more information and to register.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 01:36

MTEL Upgrades to Intelimax 3G Modems

MTEL completed a maintenance run throughout the Far Northern Region. Maintenance runs perform checks on the antenna and transmitter systems, and batteries are replaced in systems were the age of the battery is 4 or more years. 20 sites were visited, nearly all were in excellent condition considering the lashing of two cyclones in the last few years.

In addition 6 sites were upgraded to Wireless Broadband (W2B) front ends. Mt Isa, El Arish, Herberton, Milla Milla, Ravenshoe and Port Douglas. These sites have the new Intelimax modems from Maxon. The site below is Pt Douglas system which is amongst one of the busiest auxiliary system in the state. Read the full story here......

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 23:31

Dual Port Rugged Industrial Router

With multiple connectivity options, the Multimax MA-2040 is a rugged 3G router suitable for a diverse range of industrial M2M applications.

The Multimax features dual-SIM capabilities as well two Ethernet ports, which provides advanced redundancy functionality. The price point of this device will astound you with its standard menu of features and capabilities when compared with similar products available in the market.

Suitable for applications from video streaming to expandable device monitoring, the Multimax is an adaptable, multi-purpose device for all your data needs.

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 02:56

Datamax+ now with Wi-Fi 3G Failover

The new Datamax+ has the added ability to automatically switch between using the 3G cellular towers and WiFi as its source of Internet connectivity.

This is ideal for use on a Yacht or Launch with access to WiFi at the marina, mooring, or jetty. The Datamax+ will seamlessly transfer its source of connectivity from one to the other so that the fixed-wire and WiFi devices on your boat will not notice the difference. Once the Datamax+ is configured as a WiFi slave to your on-shore WiFi network, each time you pull into dock the Datamax+ will swap between the higher-cost 3G network over to the shore-based connection.

The Datamax+ failover WiFi comes with the added benefit of acting as a WiFi repeater. This means that you only need one external antenna on deck connected to the Datamax+ to be able to retransmit the shore-based network connectivity throughout the boat. With the explosion in the number of WiFi connected devices on board these days, using the Datamax+ as a WiFi repeater also means that if you arrive at a new port, you leave your WiFi devices to slave to the Datamax+ and simply configure the Datamax+ as the slave to the shore-based WiFi. This is much simpler than having to reconfigure each and every one of your WiFi enabled tablets, security cameras, etc.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 00:41

Smartmax Firmware Release 1.4.24





From 1.0.20
-       Fix issue related to upgrading of firmware process via web page

From 1.0.27
-       Addition of digital output timer control
-       WAN Scheduler improvements

From 1.1.7
-       SDI-12 functionality added
-       GPS functionality added
-       Input logic control (switching outputs on change of input)
-       Digital output pulse
-       Support 4 ~20mA scaling option in web page.

From 1.3.26
-       FTP functionality fixes

From 1.3.39
-       Added modem emulation functionality
-       Added 6 phone numbers entry to SMS Input and SMS Output
-       Added Radius Authentication for device management
-       Ethernet converter connection issue fix
-       Webpage IP STACK server status incorrectly displayed
-       MaXconnect support added
-       SDI-12 stability improved
-       IO Automation improvements including URL setting, SMS control, and timeout
-       SFTP support
-       Improve SMS reporting of battery level
-       SNMPV3 support
-       HTTPS support
-       IO Scheduler improvements
All functionality improvements are configurable via the webpage. Please see the Smartmax manual for further information on configuration options.
Configurations saved on previous build firmwares cannot be loaded in to modems with 1.4.24 firmware. All new Smartmax purchases will now be released on this firmware version unless previously agreed upon or specified.

Click below to register your Update request. 



Monday, 24 June 2013 04:41

System Maintenance Notice

Important Information regarding your maXvpn service.
Service: maXvpn Code: VAS
Schedule Start Date (AEST): 29 June 2013 7:30 AEDST
Schedule End Date (AEST): 29 June 2013 11:30 AEDST
Service Affected: maXvpn
Details: There is scheduled system maintenance by the ISP provider for the WAN link connecting Maxon Australia’s VPN server to the internet between the times specified above. Customers will experience loss of connectivity to maXvpn during this time period. All efforts will be made to ensure minimal disruption to service.This planned outage by the ISP provider is to perform planned maintenance and also upgrade power systems at base station. If you have any queries or need further information, please do not hesitate to call us on 02 8707 3000 Mon to Fri from 8:30 a.m. till 5:30 p.m. AEST.
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 13:08


For a limited time…Maxon are offering a free 90 day trial of Maxconnect – our new cloud based M2M Management portal. With maxconnect you can access, monitor and control all of your M2M devices securely in one place.

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.

Watch our video on you tube

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 13:08

June MaxFlash out now

Check out the latest edition of MaxFlash. Find out about new products, firmware updates, events and specials.

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