The NLC-COM-GSM communication expansion module allows the Nanoline controller to communicate using the Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) network. This wireless network is the same network that supports cellular phones, providing communication access from virtually anywhere (except Japan). The NLC-COM-GSM allows easy and cost-efficient communication via SMS to remote locations that require simple control capabilities. Examples include: remote pumping or monitoring sites, or any location that has cell phone coverage but does not have pre-existing phone land lines or Ethernet lines.
The Nanoline GSM communication expansion module connects to the left of the Nanoline base station and is configured with the Nanonavigator software. The GSM modem’s non-volatile memory holds up to eight 18-digit phone numbers. These numbers are then transferred to the SIM card installed in the NLCCOM- GSM modem. The modem’s phone book can store up to eight phone numbers that can be configured to receive program messages and/or fault or warning messages. The phone book may also be used to limit access of incoming SMS messages.
The introduction of the GSM modem adds a unique feature to the Nanoline programmable controller family. There is no other nano PLC with an integrated GSM modem. Sending an SMS message is just as easy as sending a message to the optional Nanoline LCD operator panel.
The GSM modem offers an innovative approach by integrating the modem directly into the Nanoline system, rather than through a serial connection to a third party radio. In addition, the GSM modem will automatically send fault and warning messages and respond to SMS commands to read and write registers, flags, timers, counters and I/O, independently of the application program, completely eliminating this development task.
For the U.S. market, a version with an integrated STANZA SIM card is available (NLC-COM-GSM-USA – part number 2701345).