Universal GSM/GPRS Communicator gemino exp.
gemino is a Bi-directional Universal GSM/GPRS COMMUNICATOR specifically developed for Professional Security applications, even though its flexibility enables its use in many telecom/communication, industrial and residential applications, basically anywhere there is a need to transmit signals in a reliable manner and in absence of the fixed line (or as alternative to it) in order to protect sensitive installations (like as, but not limited to, industrial plants, solar installations, rural and marine installations, incubators, glasshouses, etc.).
- it decodes the Contact ID protocol and sends SMSs up to 8 programmed numbers and/or emails to your smart phone, PC or to a Central Monitoring Station
- it can send the Contact ID protocol directly on the GSM connection
- It incorporates a VOICE DIALLER and a TTS (text-to-speech) Converter
- it remotely manages outputs in order to activate or deactivate any desired automation or Home Appliance in general
- it delivers a solid back-up line to the PSTN line
- thanks to an expander module auxi, it can manage up to 5 inputs which are able to send voice messages up to 8 different user-numbers
As an interface, gemino steadily controls the status of the PSTN line: in case of its absence, all linked communication devices will utilize the simulated phone line delivered by the communicator, therefore allowing to make and receive calls via GSM with a very high-quality audio output thanks to the adoption of a digital audio channel. Contrary to many other devices currently available in the marketplace, gemino integrates the GSM antenna directly on the PCB, making the external antenna basically redundant for the majority of the application while, for particular installations an external antenna can be added and the Communicator can always manage and provide the best quality signal between the two; moreover, other interesting news is that gemino offers the possibility to manage 2 different SIM cards, even from 2 different Providers, monitoring continuously the status of the GSM network according to 3 different simultaneous modes:
- measuring the signal level and quality
- verifying the proper registration to the GSM network
- detecting the presence of interferences (jamming)
In short gemino is in a position to steadily choose which antenna and which SIM card (or provider) has to be utilized so as to assure the best possible GSM coverage for Security system applications (Patent pending).
Additionally, for all pre-paid SIM Cards, the Communicator includes the credit control and the automatic update of each SIM Card’s expiring date upon each new re-charge.
This Communicator integrates also a powerful interpreter of the Contact ID protocol: by decoding the local protocol it is able to send SMSs and/or e-mails , making each SMS or e-mail “customizable” to any control panel’s zone (actually it manages up to 200 different programmable events).
gemino can be programmed in few seconds by a PC linked the USB port or by using the same port to upload the program from a flash memory with no need to take a PC with. Quite distinctively, it is equipped with the communication KS-BUS in order to be linked with new LCD Keypad of the ergo series: through the keypad is possible to control, make voice calls and program all gemino ‘s parameters; on the bus is also possible to link the expander modules, thus offering the possibility to manage up to 5 inputs to activate SMS, voice or email or 5 outputs, basically transforming a great interface into a powerful communicator.
At last, it integrates on board 2 OC (open collector), which can be used to indicate a status (e.g. absence of a PSTN or GSM issues) or programmed to be remotely activated taking advantage to the user recognition feature.