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CS-GPRS & CS-GSM Mobile Network Kits
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Overview

The CS-GSM/GPRS kits feature a preconfigured COM110A modem that allows data to be collected from a remote datalogger across the GSM cellphone network. Also included are all of the necessary cables, interfaces, mounting brackets and an antenna to provide an easy to use solution out of the box. All that is needed to get the system up and running is a SIM obtained from the GSM service provider who provides good coverage at the intended site of operation.

Configuration of GSM and GRPS mobile communication kits sold in Europe containing the COM110A modem is made simple with the Mobile Data Assistant software utility used to configure. The utility provides set-up and diagnostic features and can be used to view signal strength. Mobile Data Assistant is available free from our downloads page.

Note: The COM110A replaces the COM110. It is functionally equivalent but in a smaller package.

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Benefits and Features

  • Ready-to-go kits for easy communication over GSM networks
  • Quad-band Edge compatible transceiver supports transparent and non-transparent modes so is compatible with most GSM networks worldwide
  • Can be used to collect data at speeds comparable with land line modems
  • Supports incoming and outgoing calls, e.g. for callback to remote PCs
  • Can also be used to send alarms and data via SMS text messaging
  • CS-GPRS package allows always-on communications
  • Very low power consumption so can often be left on all the time
  • Configuration simplified by software utility - Mobile Data Assistant, available as a free download
  • Wide operating temperature: -40°C to +85°C
  • Compact package: 63 x 60 x 22 mm (modem only)

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Technical Description

SMS messages can be sent as alarms or as a method of sending data to a cellphone or PC. More advanced dataloggers can also be programmed to respond to commands within received SMS messages either sent manually or by another datalogger.

The COM110 modem has very low power consumption allowing it to be left on, in many applications, allowing incoming calls all the time. For very low power applications, it can be switched off at certain times of the day using the power switch built into some dataloggers or using an optional PSW12 solid state switch.

The CS-GSM kit includes an interface and cables to allow connection of the module to the CS I/O port of most dataloggers. The CS-GSM-RS232 kit includes a special cable for connection to the RS232 port on dataloggers that have this port and where the port is free for use with the module. The GSM packages are configured for dial-up (CSD) operation but can also be reconfigured for GPRS use.

The CS-GPRS package allows GPRS communications between the datalogger and remote PCs over the internet. The package includes the SC105 interface (for lowest power use and high speed in GPRS mode) and an additional GPRS specific manual.

GPRS support is built into the CR800 series, CR1000 and CR3000 dataloggers.

The CS-GPRS package can also be used for dial-up access.

Specifications

Input Power Supply Requirements:

5-32V DC at an average maximum current of 400mA (peak 2.5 amps @ 5.5V)

System Power Consumption:

Typical: 5 mA in `standby’ mode (GSM)

< 400 mA on-line, transmitting

~ 20-30 mA when online in GPRS mode

Communication:

Data Rate: Up 9600 baud with Campbell Scientific dataloggers

(in GSM mode). Up to 115 kbaud with the CS-GPRS package.

Physical: (module only)

Operating Temperature: -30°C to +75°C

Humidity: Up to 90%, non-condensing

Size: 88 x 60 x 26 mm




Compatibility

Datalogger Considerations

Compatible Contemporary Dataloggers

CR200(X) Series CR800/CR850 CR1000 CR6 CR3000 CR5000 CR7X CR9000X

Compatible Retired Dataloggers

CR500 CR510 CR10 CR10X 21X CR23X CR9000

Downloads

Mobile Data Assistant v.4.0.3 (54 mb) 18-12-2017

The Mobile Data Assistant is a software utility used to configure GSM, GPRS, 2G and 3G mobile communication kits sold in Europe containing the COM110, COM110A and COM111 modems.  The utility provides setup and diagnostic features and can be used to view signal strength.

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