Phoenix Contact GSM/GPRS serial modem

July 2009 Vol. 236 No. 7

Phoenix Contact says its new GSM/GPRS serial modem provides global access to machines and systems via GSM connections.

An integrated TCP/IP stack allows the implementation of simple control systems into the GPRS network. The PSI-GPRS/GSM-MODEM/RS232-QB-USA modem has the necessary PTCRB and AT&T approvals for legal use to GSM and GPRS networks within the U.S. and Canada. Once activated, Phoenix says the modem will work anywhere in North America where AT&T or Rogers Wireless cellular networks provide service coverage. A pre-installed SIM card speeds activation.

Phoenix Contact’s service partner, Stanza Systems, offers Diversenet service, eliminating the need to contact another carrier. Diversenet can be used to monitor both remote and metropolitan equipment as well as to send notifications and alarms via SMS, right to a cell phone. 800-322-3225, e-mail info@phoenixcon.com, www.phoenixcontact.com.