NB|METER is an android application (app) developed to control the USB Connect LPWA device via smartphone. After successful connection establishment, the device is able to perform an end-to-end-connectivity tests. The application is split into four main parts. Each can be selected by clicking on the corresponding tab. The following sections describe these tabs
Connect the USB-Device to your smart phone by using:
USB-C to USB-A Adapter (your Smartphone supports USB-C)
mini USB to USB-A Adapter (your Smartphone supports mini USB)
Note: Make sure that your smartphone or tablet supports the USB OTG standard before connecting the USB Connect LPWA or any other Vodafone NB-IoT device, otherwise, the connection will fail, as your smartphone will not consider itself as a host for the device.
After starting NB|Meter, the Device Selection page appears. Here the actual and the previously connected devices are displayed. The connected device can be selected by a simple click.
By clicking on the settings menu (1) multiple options to proceed are available as shown in figure 2.
Figure 1 : Device selection
Figure 2 : Settings Menu
After clicking on the “USB connect LPWA” device, the network tab is displayed.
(1) shows the modem status of the USB Connect LPWA.
(2) a drop down menu to select the NB-IoT network to attach to. Here the local network can be chosen. Alternatively automatic option can be selected.
(3) “ATTACH & E2E TEST” button starts the attachment procedure to the selected NB-IoT network.
(4) Information about the last event
Cell Tab shows cell parameters that are measured by the modem.
The table shows typical values of the different cell information:
-40 dB…+23 dB
With this tab, the user can send a message (1) into the IOT Manager. along with the Location information of the smart phone. It is possible to start continuous data transmissions (2) for drive tests. Hereby, the transmission period can be individually configured.
The Log tab is a console all AT-commands that are sent to the device are listed and can be used for debugging. The log-data can be shared (1) via email.
Mobile communication standard "Narrowband Internet-of-Things"