M2M GSM Gateway

RingTrack Telematics Platform

“Ideal product for the “Internet of Things” (IoT). The M2M GSM Gateway enables connectivity between remote or mobile devices, sensors and people.”

Typical Applications


M2M GSM Gateway Description

Originally developed for tracking purposes, the RingTrack M2M GSM Gateway has become a powerful telematics platform that can be interfaced to various sensors and devices to meet a wide range of applications.

The device works on a sleep/wake cycle to conserve battery and wakes up periodically or when something has changed, such as a temperature alert, movement alarm, or a input/output change. The M2M Gateway sends the information along with it’s GPS/GSM location, back to RingTrack’s secure server via GPRS or SMS. The information is then displayed on a graph and map on the RingTrack website.


M2M Features

  • Small and Lightweight (Board size 53mm x 36mm x 15mm)
  • Low Power Usage
  • GPRS and GSM communication – Information sent back to secure Ring server
  • Battery operated – Optional connection to an external DC power supply with a rechargeable standby battery
  • Internal and External Power Monitoring
  • Vehicle Sensing
  • Operates on a sleep/wake cycle – Optional sleep time
  • Scheduled Reporting – Reports back at defined intervals, the location and status on a map and graph on the RingTrack website.
  • Operates both outdoors and indoors – Uses GSM location reporting when GPS is unavailable.
  • RF Location Beacons – Provides a precise location even if hidden inside a truck or container.
  • On board Microprocessor and Memory to provide Local Processing and Data Storage
  • Advanced 3 Axis Movement Detection
  • Tamper Alarm
  • Serial RS485 Communication – Interfacing to supported Controllers
  • 1-Wire Communication – Temperature Monitoring
  • 4 Inputs and Outputs
  • Global Coverage

Technical Specifications

M2M Technical Specification PDF

  • Sierrra Wireless AirPrime Q2687H: EGSM/GPRS/EGPRS 900/1800/850/1900 MHz version with 32 Mb of Bursted Flash memory and 8 Mb of SRAM (32/8)
  • 2-Watt EGSM – GPRS 900/850 radio section running under 3.6 volts
  • 1-Watt GSM-GPRS1800/1900 radio section running under 3.6 volts
  • 0.5-Watt EGPRS 900/850 radio section running under 3.6 volts
  • 0.4-Watt EGPRS 1800/1900 radio section running under 3.6 volts
  • Hardware GSM/GPRS class 10 and EGPRS class 10 capable
Operating System
  • Micro SIM Socket
  • Open AT on ARM 9 CPU
  • Echo cancellation + noise reduction (quadri codec)
  • Full GSM or GSM/GPRS/EGPRS Operating System stack
Power Options
  • 6V to 30V DC @ 1.5A max input – (RTPA Only)
  • Built in power & battery management
  • Medium capacity rechargeable Lithium Li-ion battery for short term use(90 Days) – (RTPA Only)
  • Hi capacity long life 3.6V primary lithium-thionyl chloride
  • (Li-SOCl2) battery for long term use (2 years)
  • Ultra low current consumption < 40uA in sensing sleep mode
  • Internal and External Power Monitoring
On-Board Memory
  • 32 Mbit Flash (Data / Black Box Logging)
  • 1 Mbit EEPROM (Event Logging)
  • 64 Kbit EEPROM (Configuration)
  • 256 KBytes Flash (Program)
  • 16 KBytes SRAM (Battery backed up)
Sensors/Input Output
  • Low power PIC CPU
  • Real Time Clock (RTC) with calendar
  • 1 ultra-low power 3 axis accelerometer with 6D detection for movement, tilt, acceleration and tamper protection, active in all modes
  • 4 External Inputs, individually configurable for analog or volt/ground detection
  • 4 Open Drain External Outputs, individually configurable for analog or volt/ground detection
  • 1 Microphone Input
  • 1 Loudspeaker Output
  • 1 Panic Button
  • 1 Driver ID Tag
  • 1 Status LED
  • 4 Temperature sensor monitoring ±0.5ºC Accuracy with 0.0625 ºC resolution
  • 1 Diagnostic and 2 user serial ports
  • 1 RS485 serial port
  • Two 1-Wire serial ports
  • Internal GSM antenna or optional external antenna
  • Internal SiRF Star IV GPS receiver with internal or optional external antenna
  • 2 Tamper Alarm loops
RF Transceiver
  • High power 433/868/915 MHz License free frequency bands
  • Diverse internal antennas for device communications and location beacon
  • Variable frequency
  • Variable RF power output (diversity transmission using 2 antennas)
  • Programmable modulation methods and encoder/decoder
  • Temperature Compensated Local Oscillator (TCXO)
  • Board size 53mm x 36mm x 18mm (With rechargeable battery)

For more information

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