RF & M2M Workshop

Tuesday 1st November 2017

With our partner Digi International.


This workshop is an introduction to RF Communications, to connect wireless sensors to the cloud for remote monitoring and control.

Based around the Digi XBee family this informative workshop will cover the principles of RF communications detailing some of the more common frequencies and protocols used. Participants will leave the workshop with all the knowledge required to start working on an XBee RF application to create solutions for monitoring and controlling sensors remotely.

The workshop is free-of-charge, and attendees will be provided with refreshments and lunch during the course of the day.

Free WiFi access, stationery and training material will be provided.

Development kits and development PCs preloaded with the development tools will also be provided. Participants may be requested to pair up and share a kit and PC for the training.

The training will take place at Solid State Supplies’ offices in Redditch (just south of Birmingham), where there is ample free parking available. The address and directions are can be found here.

This event will be running in conjunction with Digi ConnectCore 6UL System Development Workshop – Thursday 2nd November.

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Workshop agenda

09:00 Welcome & Digi introduction
09:30 Introduction to RF technologies

  • RF basics
  • Available frequencies and topologies
  • Detailed overview of protocols such as ZigBee, 802.15.4 and DigiMesh
10:30 Digi RF product overview

  • Digi XBee module product family
  • XBee RF Gateways
  • Benefits and features of the Digi solution (including AT and API modes)
11:30 Hands-on 1: Getting started with the XBee embedded module

  • Using the X-CTU software for configuration and communication
  • XBee API messaging example
  • Performing a range test
12:30 Lunch break
13:30 Introduction to Digi Device Cloud for remote management and data communication
14:00 Hands-on 2: XBee ZigBee cloud kit

  • Getting started with the kit
  • Using and extending the kit with additional RF components
  • Remote access with Digi Device Cloud
15:45 RF M2M Design Guide

  • Best practices & criteria for designing an RF network
  • Example network design including “working principle”
  • Advanced network features such as many-to-one routing
16:30 Q&A
Accommodation and further details

I want to attend. If you wish to attend our free seminar you must register through our website, we will send you an acknowledgement to confirm your registration.

What if I cannot come? If you have registered and subsequently cannot attend we ask that you let us know by sending an email to digi@sssltd.com as soon as possible so that we can open the space to another registrant. If you haven’t registered because you can’t make it but would like to be kept informed of future seminars please email us with this request to digi@sssltd.com.

Costs. While the seminar is free, attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses.

Cancellation. In the very unlikely event that we have to postpone or cancel the seminar for whatever reason we will try to provide you with as much notice as possible. We take no liability for any travel, accommodation or any other losses incurred by you should we postpone or cancel the seminar.

Kit promotion. Limited to one kit per company, orders must be received no later than two weeks after the workshop. We will aim to dispatch your kit within two weeks of your order. The promotional price includes shipping but excludes VAT.

Accommodation. If you need somewhere to stay there are several hotels near our offices, here are a couple of suggestions:-

Premier Inn :- Bordesley Lane, Alvechurch Highway, Redditch, B97 6AQ.
Tel. 0871 527 9372 , www.premierinn.com

Marston’s Inns:- Meadow Farm, Dagnell End Lane, Redditch, B98 9BJ.

Tel. 01527 585639, www.marstonsinns.co.uk


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