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Cellular Modems – 3G & 4G, with Serial Port and I/O Control

Basic Serial 3G Modems and Intelligent SMS Alarm Controllers

Cellular Modems – 3G / 4G

Cellular Modems (GSM, 3G, 4G) come in a wide range of different models, each with vastly different capabilities. The modems can be basically broken down into the following categories:

  • Cellular modems with serial port only
  • SMS I/O controllers with analog and digital I/O built in (for dry contacts, sensors, control relays etc)
  • Cellular routers with Ethernet ports – to provide Internet connectivity with full network routing capabilities

On this page we present modems from the first 2 categories, ie. cellular modems with serial port, and SMS I/O controllers.

If you need a router to connect your Ethernet enabled equipment to the Internet (or a virtual private network), please see our Cellular Routers page.

If you’re not sure what you need then please give us a call on the phone number at the top of the screen.

Australian networks are shutting down their GSM (2G) mobile networks in 2016-2017, so only 3G or 4G devices should be used from now on.

ETM Modem Comparison

GSM / GPRS / UMTS & HSPA Modems

Comparison Table
Model & Frequency Range
Modem Type HSDPA GPRS CSD TCP / IP SMS RS232 Serial Port RJ45 Ethernet Port Digital &/or Analogue I/O’s Pulse Counting & Logging Capability SMS Alarm Dialer Functionality Saves Active Profile or Initialisation Commands
ETM9140-1 3G Intelligent Terminal

Penta-band UMTS/HSDPA,
Quad-band GSM/GPRS
IO, Alarms, Data Logging
UMTS / GSM / GPRS / EDGE

ETM9140-1B1 with battery backup
ETM I/O Board: see below

3G Yes Class 12 Yes Yes Yes Yes No 7 x I/O’s Yes Yes SMS or IP alarms Yes
ETM9440-1 3G Serial Modem

WCDMA/UMTS/HSDPA/NextG Modem
Five-band WCDMA / UMTS / HSDPA, Quad-band GSM / GPRS

3G HSPA+: DL: max 14.4 Mbit/s UL: max 5.76 Mbit/s GPRS class 12 Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes

Serial modems

ETM9440-1 3G & 2G cellular serial modems


ETM 9440 are 2G and 3G cellular wireless terminals, with RS232 serial interface, designed for demanding M2M applications. The units have a DB9 Female connector for RS232 serial interface, and an RJ12 connector for power input, plus a combined serial and power input on an RJ45 connector for simple connection to power meters for AMR applications.
ETM9440-1 3G & 2G cellular serial modems
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ETM9440-1 3G & 2G cellular serial modems

The ETM9420/9440 series terminals are industrial grade cellular modems with serial interface designed for demanding M2M applications. The units low power consumption and wide operating temperature range make them suitable for solar powered applications in remote areas.

Features: 

  • Low power consumption
  • Wide operating temperature range
  • RS232 serial interface
  • Five-band 3G/quad-band 2G (ETM9440-1)
  • Quad-band 2G (ETM9420-1)
  • TCP/IP
Model: ETM9440-1
Module: Cinterion PH8-P
GSM: 2G and 3G
Frequency: UMTS: 800/850/900/1900/2100MHz, GSM/GPRS: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data transmission:
HSDPA DL: max 14.4 Mbit/s UL: max 5.76 Mbit/s
UMTS DL: max 7.2 Mbit/s UL: max 2.0 Mbit/s
EDGE Class 12
GPRS Class 12
CSD Yes
SMS Yes
Fax No
TCP/IP Yes
Dimensions: 105x56x25 mm
Weight: 110 g
Power supply: + 6 VDC to + 35 VDC
Power consumption: 600 mA (rated), <250mA (transmitting), <35mA (idle), <0.15mA (sleep)
Operating temp: -30°C to +70°C
Antenna: FME M
Interfaces: RS232 serial connector (9DF), Power connector (RJ12), Combined RS232 Serial and Power (RJ45)
Accessories: Many types of antennas, leads and cables, power supply and mounting brackets

Your chosen wireless carrier or infrastructure may not offer support for all described functionality – please contact us

Data sheet on ETM9440-1 (pdf file, opens in new tab)

NTC-3000 3G Serial Modem, industrial-grade – Netcomm


The industrial-grade 3G Serial Modem (NTC-3000) supports serial data communications across a diverse range of machines and is ideal for SCADA use. It offers reliable performance, universal installation and remote control in any data telemetry environment.
NTC-3000 3G Serial Modem, industrial-grade - Netcomm
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NTC-3000 3G Serial Modem, industrial-grade - Netcomm

The industrial-grade 3G Serial Modem (NTC-3000) supports serial data communications across a diverse range of machines and is ideal for SCADA use.  It offers reliable performance, universal installation and remote control in any data telemetry environment.

It enables the remote monitoring, analysis and management of industrial and commercial machine data.
Offering RS-232 serial data connectivity, it gathers and transfers machine data to a central site over 3G for the real-time management of traffic infrastructure, water and waste control systems, vending machines, farming equipment and other machines in remote locations.

• A compact heavy-duty 3G modem that provides reliable RS-232 serial data connectivity to enable diverse Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications;
• Connect to various 2G and 3G networks worldwide;
• Includes a USB 2.0 port and a SIM card reader with lockable tray;
• Can be deployed in diverse environments,
offering a wide input voltage (5-36V DC),
a wide operating temperature range (-40 to 85°C) and
flexible mounting options; includes a DIN rail and flexible wall mount options including a removable mounting bracket.
• Supports the Open AT command set and AirVantage
and allows remote diagnostics and control via SMS

SMS Control: Reduce onsite visits and save costs using advanced diagnostics and
control via SMS to query status information and settings, execute commands and configure settings.

Take advantage of the custom NetComm Wireless Open AT application with the capacity to:
transparently transfer serial port traffic over the Internet via TCP or UDP using the built-in Packet Assembler and Disassembler (PAD) functionality;
configure a periodic reboot to ensure the modem is always accessible
and connect to a DynDNS account to update the NTC-3000’s IP address when not using a static IP address.

Data sheet on NTC-3000 (pdf file, opens in new tab)

NTC-3000-02 NTC-3000-03
ntc-3000_diag
UMTS: UMTS:
  • Band 1 (2100 MHz)   • Band 1 (2100 MHz)
  • Band 8 (900 MHz)   • Band 5 (850 MHz)
GSM/GPRS/EDGE: GSM/GPRS/EDGE:
  • GSM 850 (850 MHz)   • GSM 850 (850 MHz)
  • EGSM 900 (900 MHz)   • EGSM 900 (900 MHz)
  • DCS 1800 (1800 MHz)   • DCS 1800 (1800 MHz)
  • PCS 1900 (1900 MHz)   • PCS 1900 (1900 MHz)
Regulatory Certifications Regulatory Certifications
  • CE (Europe)   • CE (Europe)
  • RCM (Australia)   • RCM (Australia)

NTC-4908 3G Intelligent Serial Modem, Tri-band HSPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)


The NTC-4000 Series is a reliable solution for cost effective deployment in any data telemetry environment.
NTC-4908 3G Intelligent Serial Modem, Tri-band HSPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
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NTC-4908 3G Intelligent Serial Modem, Tri-band HSPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)

The NTC-4000 Series is a reliable solution for cost effective deployment in any data telemetry environment. Designed for reliable performance and universal installation it provides 3G data connectivity for M2M applications enabling remote monitoring, control, management and reporting of industrial and commercial equipment.
The small and rugged form factor is ideal for applications such as metering, rail, road signs, security, transport and vending machines.

It can also be used in SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) scenarios to monitor, control or collect data from remote devices such as farm machinery, water monitoring devices and wind farms.

A serial connection on one end and a 3G antenna connection on the other allows the devices to simply take the serial data and using the embedded IP stack, send it over 3G to any other IP network enabled device.
It supports an extended AT command set that allows quick programming and configuration of the device.
The lockable SIM tray along with the rugged nature of the device means you can be assured that your device is working reliably regardless of the location conditions.

UMTS bands: Tri-band HSDPA / HSUPA / UMTS 850/1900/2100MHz
GSM bands: Quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
Maximum Data Throughput / Serial RS232 interface: Auto baud rate – 115,200 / 57,600 / 38,400 / 19,200 / 9,600 / 4,800 / 2,400 bps
Connectivity: 1x RJ-45 port (incl. DB-9 adapter) for serial RS-232 data connections
1x Mini USB 2.0 console port for serial connections (Windows driver available) SIM Card Reader
Locking tray, supports standard USIM
Antenna connector: 1x SMA
LED Indicators: Power | 3G Status
Operating Temperature: -20 ~ 55 °C
Power input: 8 ~ 56 V DC, via RJ-45 port
Dimensions & Weight: 74 x 57 x 24 mm / 84g (w/o mounting bracket)
Regulatory Compliance: A-tick, RoHS
Standard Package Content: NTC-4000 series 3G Intelligent Serial Modem, Mounting bracket
RJ-45 to DB9 cable for serial RS232 connectivity and DC power input
Pentaband 1dBi antenna with SMA connection and isolation rubber boot.
Optional Accessories
AC/DC Power Adapter, 2.1mm centre positive jack, 100~240VAC:12VDC /1.5A

NTC-4908 Tri-band HSPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
Data sheet on NTC-4908 (pdf file, opens in new tab)

Comparison Table – ETM GSM / GPRS / UMTS Modems (near top of this page)

SMS I/O control modems

CYCON-1280-3G Smart Controller 3G


The CYCON-1280-3G is an intelligent, self contained controller module with 3G & 2G connectivity built in. It provides intelligent SMS alerts to multiple groups of up to 16 recipients, based on 7 digital or dry contact inputs. Optional battery backup also provides mains outage alerts.
CYCON-1280-3G
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CYCON-1280-3G

The CYCON-1280-3G is an intelligent, self contained controller module with 3G connectivity built in. It provides intelligent SMS alerts to multiple groups of up to 16 recipients, based on 7 digital or dry contact inputs. Its rugged design with wide temperature operation makes it suitable for many industrial applications. The optional built-in backup battery provides SMS alerts of power outages, and 24 hours of battery powered operation.

Typical applications include:

  • SMS alerts for equipment rooms – with power failure alerts powered by the optional backup battery
  • Pump monitoring and control via SMS
  • Tank level monitoring
  • Irrigation system alerts

Several key features make the CYCON-1280-3G an ideal choice:

  • Easy configuration via SMS commands or text commands via serial port
  • SMS Alarms from dry contacts, and power failure alerts
  • One relay output controlled by SMS commands
  • Expandable to connect to other I/O devices such as ADAM modules
  • SMS Alarm allows up to 16 recipients per group, with 5 groups
  • Different SMS alarm messages for on & off (user configurable)
  • Each input can be configured to alert a different recipient group
  • Rechargeable Backup Battery allows alarms to be sent even in an extended power outage
  • Low power consumption makes it suitable for solar/battery applications
  • Penta-band 3G module built-in ensures worldwide coverage
  • Supports 7-32V power, with vehicle ignition connection

Specifications

2G / 3G Support UMTS/HSPA/EDGE/GSM/GPRS (data & SMS)
800/850/900/1900/2100MHz
Inputs and Outputs 7 Digital Inputs (for Dry Contacts or Digital Signals)
1x NO/NC Relay Output
1x 1-wire interface for external temp sensors or other
1-wire devices (shared with Digital Input no. 8)
PC Interface RS-232 Serial port (compatible with standard USB-Serial converters)
PC Operating System support (terminal software) Windows XP, 7, 8.1, 10
Antenna connector  SMA Female
Power Supply 7-32V DC, 55mA during operation / 0.5mA sleep
Operating Temperature -25 to 80°C
Dimensions 108.5 x 84.5 x 30 mm (excludes mounting flanges)
Approvals A-tick, C-tick (Australia),
AS/NZS 60950.1.2011 (safety & emissions – Australia)

CYCON-1280 model details (this site, opens in new tab)

Data sheet on CYCON-1280-3G
 (pdf file, opens in new tab)

Why have 5 Recipient Groups?

The Recipient Groups feature is useful where you have different levels of escalation, or different working hours. For example you could connect your equipment to one input (or set of inputs) via a timer switch that only operates Monday to Friday during business hours, and another input via a second timer switch that operates on the weekend or nights. Then you can have a different group of people alerted at those different time periods, according to their working hours.

Another application is if you have one recipient group for operations staff, and another group for management. Then you can set up the inputs so that non-critical alarms go to the operations staff only, and critical alarms get sent to management as well.

CYCON-1280-4G Smart Controller 4G


The CYCON-1280-4G is an intelligent, self contained controller module with 4G & 3G connectivity built in. It provides intelligent SMS alerts to multiple groups of up to 16 recipients, based on 7 digital or dry contact inputs. Optional battery backup also provides mains outage alerts.
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The rugged design with integrated backup battery and wide temperature operation, makes it suitable for many industrial applications.

Typical applications include:
• SMS alerts for equipment rooms – with power failure alerts powered by the optional backup battery
• Pump monitoring and control via SMS
• Tank level monitoring
• Irrigation system alerts

Several key features make the CYCON-1280-4G an ideal choice:
• Easy configuration via SMS commands or text commands via serial port
• SMS Alarms from dry contacts, and power failure alerts
• One relay output controlled by SMS commands
• Expandable to connect to other I/O devices such as ADAM modules
• SMS Alarm allows up to 16 recipients per group, with 5 groups
• Customised SMS alarm messages for on & off
• Each input can be configured to alert a different recipient group
• Optional rechargeable backup battery gives power failure alerts and allows alarms to be sent even in an extended power outage
• Low power consumption makes it suitable for solar/battery applications
• 4G/3G module built-in ensures maximum coverage across Australia
• Supports 7-32V power, with vehicle ignition connection

CYCON-1280 model details (this site, opens in new tab)

Data on CYCON-1280-4G (pdf file, opens in new tab)

Why have 5 Recipient Groups?

The Recipient Groups feature is useful where you have different levels of escalation, or different working hours. For example you could connect your equipment to one input (or several inputs) of the CYCON-1280 via a timer switch that only operates Monday to Friday during business hours, and another input via a second timer switch that operates on the weekend or nights. Then you can have a different group of people alerted at those different time periods, according to their working hours.

Another application is if you have one recipient group for operations staff, and another group for management. Then you can set up the inputs and groups so that non-critical alarms go to the operations staff only, and critical alarms get sent to management as well.

ETM9140‐1 3G Intelligent Terminal – IO, Alarms, Data Logging


The ETM9140-1 3G (or 2G) Intelligent terminal is designed for demanding industrial applications needing additional self monitoring functionality or IOs for alarm, monitoring or data logging applications.
ETM9140‐1 3G Intelligent Terminal - IO, Alarms, Data Logging
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ETM9140‐1 3G Intelligent Terminal - IO, Alarms, Data Logging

ETM9140-1
3G Tri-Band UMTS/850/900/2100MHz/ Dual Band GSM /GPRS/900/1800MHz

ETM9140-1B1
3G Tri-Band UMTS/850/900/2100MHz/ Dual Band GSM /GPRS/900/1800MHz / Battery Backup

The ETM9140-1 3G (or 2G) Intelligent terminal is designed for demanding industrial applications needing additional self monitoring functionality or IOs for alarm, monitoring or data logging applications.

The units are very compact and come with an RJ45 IO port, DB9 serial (RS232) and RJ 12 power input.

The units can send SMS or IP alarms based on the state of analogue or digital inputs,
log analogue or pulse inputs (data sent by IP) and
monitor system information such as signal strength.

In addition the units can switch digital outputs and an optional relay board is available for this purpose.

Applications include:

  • SMS alarm and control
  • Pulse logging of rain gauges, water or electrical meters
  • Automated meter reading
  • ON/OFF control, eg irrigation pump

I/O’s:

  • Configurable Digital Inputs: I/O 1 thru 7: LL<0.5V, HL>2.0V, Max Input ±50VDC – support dry contact or digital lo/hi signal
  • Configurable Digital Outputs: I/O’s 1 thru 7: LL 0V, HL 3V, 0.1mA
  • Pulse Inputs (for logging): I/O’s 1, 2 & 3
  • Configurable Analogue Inputs: I/O’s 3, 4, 5, 6, 7: 0‐2.5VDC
  • Switched Power on IO7 (programmable): yes

Logging Capability (note this requires a server to receive data via TCP/IP):

  • Approx Logging Capacity: 3000/n (where n is the number of inputs logged)
  • Minimum Log Interval: 1 minute
  • Available Log Types: Analogue 0‐2500mV (scalable), Pulse (Count), Pulse (Frequency)

Progammable Sleep Mode Available
Wake up PIN for Sleep Mode: Pin 4 on RJ12 Power Input

Power Supply: +6VDC to +35VDC
Dimensions: 105 x 56 x 25mm Weight: 100g

Data sheet on ETM9140-1 (pdf file, opens in new tab)

ETM I/O Board: for use with ETM9140-1 Terminal


The I/O board allows for the connection of typical commercial/industrial sensors and control components.
ETM I/O Board: for use with ETM9140-1 Terminal
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ETM I/O Board: for use with ETM9140-1 Terminal

The I/O board allows for the connection of typical commercial/industrial sensors and control components such as:

  • 0-10v or 4-20mA sensors
  • Switching of DC loads to a maximum of 2A 30VDC

Typical Applications Include;

  • Irrigation pump control
  • Alarm and control of air conditioning & refrigeration units
  • Remote monitoring of water or fuel tank levels
  • Remote monitoring of environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity, rainfall etc
  • Remote monitoring and alarm for server rooms, including ability to provide a reset signal if required
  • Rainfall &/or bore hole level monitoring

Data on ETM I/O Board (pdf file, opens in new tab)

  • Technical Specifications:
  • Dimensions 132mm x 107mm x 20mm (without modem attached)
  • Weight 140g
  • Operating Temperature Range -20°C to 55°C
  • Input power supply +5 to 35VDC via RJ12 connector or screw terminals
  • Power consumption 12mA at 12VDC (without modem connected)
  • 24V sensor power supply, 100mA maximum

Kit Includes:

  • RJ12-RJ12 cable for linking power from I/O board to modem
  • RJ45-RJ45 cable for linking I/O from modem to I/O board
  • PCB standoffs and screws for attaching modem to Board

Accessories

Antenna, Power Supply, Cables for all the ETM GSM Modems

Antennas are generally chosen according to where the modem/antenna are to be installed, whether they need extra gain, how the antenna needs to be physically mounted, etc.

The modem “set” normally comes with a magnetic base antenna and mains adaptor.

ETM7000N00  Antenna, D Band, 3db, magnetic

ETM90001P01 Power Supply, WDM 1070, with lead ETM90001P01 Mains Adaptor

JRS100000A01 ETM Flying Lead 2, RJ12 6-pin, 25cm std length

RC-3034  Serial Cable DB9M-DB9F 2m

ETM Mains Adaptor – 240V to 12VDC >600mA,    Picture of Mains Adaptor
1.8m mains cable to transformer module, then 0.5m to modem connector:   $43+GST if ordered with ETM modem

If not using the Mains Adaptor above, you will need the following:
ETM Flying Lead 2, RJ45 6-pin, 20cm std length (specify other length if required).
Spare leads each: $8+GST

Cable, RS232 data 9M  to  9F, 2m, RC-3034:  $10+GST

ETM Antennas & Accessories to suit ETM Modems

Item Type Part Number Description Picture Price ex-GST Description
Antenna ETM70000N00 Antenna, D Band, magnetic etm70000n00 $31 Gain: 6dbi
Frequency: 860~960 / 1770~1880 MHz
S.W.R: ≤1.5:1
Cable Type: RG174
Cable Length: 3m
Connector Type: FME F
Mounting: Magnetic Base
Height/Length, (above panel if applicable): 225mm
Antenna DGA78000N00 Antenna, D Bd, FME F, RG58 500mm DGA78000N00 $43 Gain: 3dbi
Frequency: 830~960 / 1710~1880 MHz
S.W.R: ≤2.0:1
Cable Type: RG58
Cable Length: 500mm
Connector Type: FME F
Mounting: 12.7mm bottom bolt with optional angle mounting bracket
Height/Length, (above panel if applicable): 175mm
Antenna DGA78000N01 Antenna, 3G 850MHz 500mm SMA DGA78000N01 $43 Gain: 3dbi
Frequency: 830~960 / 1710~1880 MHz
S.W.R: ≤2.0:1
Cable Type: RG58
Cable Length: 500mm
Connector Type: SMA
Mounting: 12.7mm bottom bolt with optional angle mounting bracket
Height/Length, (above panel if applicable): 175mm
Antenna DGA76000N00 Antenna, D Bd, FME F, RG58, 2m DGA76000N00 $44 Gain: 3dbi
Frequency: 830~960 / 1710~1880 MHz
S.W.R: ≤2.0:1
Cable Type: RG58
Cable Length: 2m
Connector Type: FME F
Mounting: 12.7mm bottom bolt with optional angle mounting bracket
Height/Length, (above panel if applicable): 175mm
Antenna DGA76000N14 Antenna, D Bd, SMA, RG58, 2m DGA76000N14 $44 Gain: 3dbi
Frequency: 830~960 / 1710~1880 MHz
S.W.R: ≤2.0:1
Cable Type: RG58
Cable Length: 2m
Connector Type: SMA
Mounting: 12.7mm bottom bolt with optional angle mounting bracket
Height/Length, (above panel if applicable): 175mm
Antenna DGA10000005 Antenna, D Bd, FME F, RG58, 5m DGA10000005 $48 Gain: 3dbi
Frequency: 830~960 / 1710~1880 MHz
S.W.R: ≤2.0:1
Cable Type: RG58
Cable Length: 5m
Connector Type: FME F
Mounting: 12.7mm bottom bolt with optional angle mounting bracket
Height/Length, (above panel if applicable): 175mm
Antenna DGA76006N00 Antenna, D Band, low profile DGA76006N00 $67 Gain: 2.0 dbi
Frequency: 850~960 / 1800~1900 MHz
S.W.R: ≤1.5:1
Cable Type: RG58
Cable Length: 3.6m
Connector Type: FME F
Mounting: 12.7mm bolt with nut & internal tooth washer
Height/Length, (above panel if applicable): 50mm
Antenna DGA76006N01 Antenna, Low Profile 3.6m SMA DGA76006N01 $65 Gain: 2.0 dbi
Frequency: 850~960 / 1800~1900 MHz
S.W.R: ≤1.5:1
Cable Type: RG58
Cable Length: 3.6m
Connector Type: SMA
Mounting: 12.7mm bolt with nut & internal tooth washer
Height/Length, (above panel if applicable): 50mm
Antenna DGA76006N02 Antenna, Low Profile 1.5m SMA DGA76006N02 $65 Gain: 2.0 dbi
Frequency: 850~960 / 1800~1900 MHz
S.W.R: ≤1.5:1
Cable Type: RG58
Cable Length: 1.5m
Connector Type: SMA
Mounting: 12.7mm bolt with nut & internal tooth washer
Height/Length, (above panel if applicable): 50mm
Antenna DGA76003N00 Antenna, D Band, 6.5dB FME W DGA76003N00 $124 Gain: 6.5 dbi 3G850/GSM900
3.0dbi GSM1800/3G2100
Frequency: 850~960 / 1710-1800/2100 MHz
S.W.R: ≤2.0:1
Cable Type: RG58
Cable Length: 5m
Connector Type: FME F
Mounting: 12.7mm threaded stud and nut
Height/Length, (above panel if applicable): 625mm
Antenna DGA76003N01 Antenna, 6.5dB 5m RG58 SMA DGA76003N01 $124 Gain: 6.5 dbi 3G850/GSM900
3.0dbi GSM1800/3G2100
Frequency: 850~960 / 1710-1800/2100 MHz
S.W.R: ≤2.0:1
Cable Type: RG58
Cable Length: 5m
Connector Type: SMA
Mounting: 12.7mm threaded stud and nut
Height/Length, (above panel if applicable): 625mm
Antenna CHA10000118 Antenna, GSM 1db Stub SMA CHA10000118 $15 Gain: 1db
Frequency: 900~1800MHz
S.W.R: ≤2.0:1
Cable Type: N/A
Cable Length: N/A
Connector Type: SMA M
Mounting: N/A
Height/Length, (above panel if applicable): 61mm
Antenna CHA10000125 Antenna, 1db Stub w R/A Conn CHA10000125 $15 Gain: 1db
Frequency: 900~1800MHz
S.W.R: ≤2.0:1
Cable Type: N/A
Cable Length: N/A
Connector Type: SMA M
Mounting: N/A
Height/Length, (above panel if applicable): 55mm
Antenna CHA10000119 Antenna, GSM Patch, FME F 3m CHA10000119 $19 Gain: Refer Brochure
Frequency: 900~1800MHz
S.W.R: Refer Brochure
Cable Type: RG174
Cable Length: 3m
Connector Type: FME F
Mounting: Adhesive
Height/Length, (above panel if applicable): 132 x 22 x 7mm
Antenna CHA10000123 Antenna, GSM Patch, FME F 150mm CHA10000123 $15 Gain: Refer Brochure
Frequency: 900~1800MHz
S.W.R: Refer Brochure
Cable Type: RG174
Cable Length: 150mm
Connector Type: FME F
Mounting: Adhesive
Height/Length, (above panel if applicable): 132 x 22 x 7mm
Antenna CHA10000114 Antenna, GSM&GPS CHA10000114 $52 Gain: Refer Brochure
Frequency: Refer Brochure
S.W.R: Refer Brochure
Cable Type: RG174
Cable Length: 5m
Connector Type: SMA M GPS / FME F GSM
Mounting: Refer Brochure
Height/Length, (above panel if applicable): 50mm dia
17mm Height
Antenna DGA79000N00 Antenna, 3 Ele Yagi 6db 10m DGA79000N00 $128 3 Element 6db Yagi Antenna with 10m cable, FME termination
Antenna DGA79000N01 Antenna, 6 Ele Yagi 9.5db 10m DGA79000N01 $146 6 Element 9.5db Yagi Antenna with 10m cable, FME termination
Antenna Cable DGA76000N12 Cable, RG58LL FEMF FMEM 5m DGA76000N12 $35 5m RG58 extension cable with Male/Female FME termination
Antenna Cable DGA76000N08 Cable, RG58LL FME M FME F 10m DGA76000N08 $48 10m RG58 extension cable with Male/Female FME termination
Antenna Cable DGA76000N09 Cable, RG58LL FME M FME F 15m DGA76000N09 $64 15m RG58 extension cable with Male/Female FME termination
Antenna Cable DGA76000N10 Cable, RG58LL FME M FME F 20m DGA76000N10 $81 20m RG58 extension cable with Male/Female FME termination
Antenna Adaptor PTC10000304 Access, Adaptor SMA M to FME M PTC10000304 $10
Antenna Adaptor CHA10000129 Access, Adap FME F to SMA Jack CHA10000129 $14
Antenna Adaptor CHA10000128 Access, Adap SMA Jack-Jack CHA10000128 $11
Antenna Adaptor HLP59000A00 FME JACK BKD TO FME PLUG HLP59000A00 $9

Modem Information

Hayes command set: click here (modemhelp.net) or here (Wiki) Rockwell chipset commands (RC56D/RC336D & LD): click here (.pdf file 492KB)
To enter command mode: wait 3 seconds  +++  wait 3 seconds, then AT commands can follow.
To set a modem to answer after 2 rings: ATS0=2    Save this with AT&W

For technical reasons, a Telstra SIM card is recommended for use in Australia, with a “Data” number.
There are two kinds of ‘phone numbers: Voice, and Data.
To be able to receive data calls on the GSM modem you need a “Data” number.
With a Voice number, outward data calls can be made, but the GSM modem will not answer incoming data calls.

GSM modems can be dialled up (and data transmitted) from a normal modem on a land line, provided that the SIM cards in the GSM modems are data enabled.

If you are having modem problems, output the active profile (current settings) using AT&V.  Email this to us (see top of page),
or print and fax it to Esis Pty Ltd, fax 02 9481 7420.

GPRS(General Packet Radio Service)
These GSM modems have GPRS capability. Subscribers log in and remain online.

User pays for the actual data transmitted, not for the time connected.

Its packet structure corresponds to the IP protocol. GPRS helps transmit large amounts of data in a very short time via mobile access.

Applications such as mobile Internet, fast e-mail transmission and e-commerce now make real economic sense.

With GPRS, when the modem connects, the network generally allocates an IP address dynamically to the modem, which is then used until it disconnects.

For GPRS the networks charge according to data packets sent, not according to how long the modem is connected.

UMTS – Universal Mobile Telecommunications System www.umtsinfo.co.uk (new tab)
The goal of the third generation UMTS standard is to unify fixed line telephony, internet, mobile, and network technologies into one global roaming capable standard.

UMTS is the third generation (3G) of mobile telecommunications technology. It is the latest commercially available technology that mobile phones, PDAs, and smart phones are using today. With this development, internet access (email and web browsing), video calling and messaging, and text messaging (SMS) are now possible along with traditional phone tasks.

Difference Between GSM, UMTS, 4G UMTS and EDGE
http://www.differencebetween.net/technology/difference-between-gsm-and-umts/#ixzz1C0cK1Scq (new tab)
GSM networks support 14.4kbits/s, or 28.8kbits/s.

Common belief is that UMTS can support 2Mbit/s, although its actually a maximum of 1920kbits/s, even then this is a very generous figure, most users should expect performance of 384kbits/s, this is due to distance, and load on the network.

Unlike GSM, UMTS is mainly based on CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) scheme and now combines it with TDMA. With countries that support it, it may have set different spectrum, thus interoperability may not work fully when moving from one nation to another nation with drastically different spectrum.

UMTS is not compatible with GSM, but UMTS phones which are currently sold are dual mode, which means they can work on GSM as well as UMTS. If a user wants to make a call, but is out of a UMTS area, the device can use GSM. Even if this happens while on a call, the phone can be switched over to the GSM network, completely uninterrupted, transparently to the end user.

Although the newer wave of 3G phones can be used on both networks, GSM phones can’t be used on UMTS networks.
4G In 4G UMTS, data must download at a rate of 100 megabytes per second in mobile devices and at 1 gigabyte per second for electronics connected to a local wireless access hub.

Both 3G UMTS and 4G UMTS require the simultaneous transfer of voice and data, which was a requirement first established during the switch from second generation to third protocol. 3G UMTS and 4G UMTS can both transfer information using the same infrastructure.

EDGE: Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE). UMTS and EDGE are competing mobile communication technologies. These are both third generation (3G) communication technologies with new features and capabilities over GSM. Generally, these systems differ mainly in speed and the way that users access the networks that transmit radio signals. Typically, the maximum data rate for EDGE is 236 kilobits per second (kbps).

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3G

RoHS is the acronym for Restriction of Hazardous Substances – EU Directive 2002/95/EC: restriction on the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical or electronic equipment sold or used in the European Union after July 1, 2006. These hazardous substances include: lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls, and polybrominated diphenyl ethers.

GPRS General Packet Radio Service: An enhancement to the GSM mobile communications system that supports data packets.
GPRS enables continuous flows of IP data packets over the system for such applications as Web browsing and file transfer.
GPRS differs from GSM’s short messaging service (GSM-SMS) which is limited to messages of 160 bytes in length

M2M: Machine-to-Machine communications (Wikipedia, opens in new tab)

Obsolete Products

ETM9910-1 Terminal, ETM9570-1 2G Intelligent Terminal, ETM9350-1 2G Terminal,
ETM9400-1 3G WCDMA / UMTS / HSDPA / NextG Modem

Falcom Tango 864 or Tango864 – DISCONTINUED
Tango864 is similar to the Tango55 below, except with a different GSM module inside.