Weidmuller has released a GPRS alarm modem to the Australian market.
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) technology allows devices to communicate with one another without the need for extensive cabling. Weidmuller’s GPRS alarm module IE-GPRS-I/O monitors plant and installations, reporting deviations automatically or upon request.
The IE-GPRS-I/O GPRS alarm module does this by sending an SMS to a mobile phone, transmits a fax or sends an e-mail or if required it can also send a voice mail. Mechanical and systems engineers are able to access plant components from anywhere in the world.
No matter if calling up data, remote switching or supervisory remote control – the IE-GPRS-I/O GPRS alarm module means you are not bound by location or time and nor are you reliant on the quality of local service personnel.
The housing of the IE-GPRS-I/O GPRS alarm module is made of aluminium and rated to protection class IP20. As a consequence, this robust metal housing offers protection against electromagnetic radiation.
The IE-GPRS-I/O GPRS alarm module is also equipped with an operating indicator (power active), 4-8 digital inputs and 2-4 digital outputs, 2-4 analogue inputs as well as an RS232 interface.
Each IE-GPRS-I/O GPRS alarm module is equipped with a redundant power supply (input voltage 8 - 24 V AC / 10 - 36 V DC redundant).
The IE-GPRS-I/O GPRS alarm module can be utilised across spatially far-flung distances if data is required from plant components that are not connected to a telephone system or a network.
Only the reception of a GSM mobile transmission network is required for communication. The IE-GPRS-I/O GPRS alarm module allows users to create a dedicated line – to make use of one of the moderate M2M tariffs.
To this end, the IE-GPRS-I/O GPRS alarm module has integrated web logger and web history functions. A central data logger with a secure Internet connection saves users from having to fall back on local data loggers. SMTP, POP3, FTP, DNS, IPTOP and UDP are also supported.