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How to provision your first ELS61 module in Cinterion Module Services
Tutorial, December 22, 2017 - 5:20pm, 5208 views
If you don't know what Cinterion Module Services is and/or have not yet registered, please see this tutorial first: https://iot-developer.thalesgroup.com/tutorial/how-register-cinterion-mo...
To be able to benefit from what Cinterion Module Services offer, you need to provision your Cinterion modules i.e. to register them on the platform.
The only thing that needs to be prepared before this step is the IMEI number (International Mobile Equipment Identity) of each module to be provisioned. You can find it on the module or query with AT+GSN command.
After logging in you will see the home page of your personal dashboard.
On the left there is the "Device provisioning" button.
After clicking it you will be taken to the "Settings" page with a list of all already provisioned devices.
To add another one you need to click "Add devices..." button in the top right corner to open the "Add devices" form.
To add one device you only need to paste the IMEI number and click the button below.
It is also possible to add many devices in one step. For this purpose there is the "IMEIs batch file" option.
The required format of the batch IMEI file is as follows:
Now the device(s) is/are provisioned. You can see that the "Devcie Status" on the home page has changed.
To go to the provisioned devices and discover the possibilities of Cinterion Module Services you can click the "Devices" button at the top of the page or just paste the IMEI number in the "Search IMEI" field.
But you will not find the newly provisioned device in your dashboard yet. First it must be activated i.e. it must connect to the server for the first time. To make it possible you have to activate the agent software on the device (it is deactivated by default).
Before that step it would be a good idea to check the currently installed firmware version with ATI1 command. It is recommended to use the latest firmware as some old versions may not yet support Cinterion Module Services. To make sure that SLAE application is installed on the module you can use AT^SJAM=4 command which will list all the installed applications.
Then SLAE service can be activated with the following command:
After the activation the agent application will be automatically started after each reboot.
Of course, there is an analogous command to stop the service:
More details can be found in Application Note 81 document.
It is very likely that the application will work with the default configuration but if not, some parameters may need to be adopted. Especially if the SIM card is PIN protected, the PIN number has to be configured. Additionally there may be a need to configure the APN with user and password. In case of any problems there is always a possibility to enable logging to "Userware/Stdout" interface.
But this could be a part of the next tutorial.