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:
  1. measuring the signal level and quality
  2. verifying the proper registration to the GSM network
  3. 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.

 

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gemino

gemino: derives from Latin and means “closely related/linked” or “to put one next to the other
Which is the aim of a high reliability GSM/GPRS Communicator? Of course to grant a constant and “close link”, to grant “nearness” in every external situation, from the one who sends an alarm signal to the one who is supposed to receive it (addressee or final user or surveillance station) and possibly to take action (final user, surveillance or Police).

Why gemino™?

  • because it is specifically developed for Professional Security applications, with the scope to guarantee the highest degree of reliability for the transmission of alarm events, even in the most difficult installations where it can face significant challenges related to signal issues or even provider issues
  • because it is not just a simple GSM interface, but a Bi-directional Universal GSM/GPRS Quad-band Communicator which can be linked to ANY type of Control Panel via Contact ID
  • because the Contact ID protocol can be sent directly or decoded in SMS, vocal calls, e-mails
  • because, 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 will always manage and provide the best quality signal between the two
  • because it offers the possibility to manage 2 different SIM cards, even from 2 different Providers, in order to assure the best communication pattern by monitoring continuously the status of the GSM networks, should one provider have a serious issue, or in case of dangerous interferences (Jamming) or simply in case the credit of one pre-paid SIM card should be over
  • because it incorporates a VOICE DIALLER and a TTS (text-to-speech) Converter addition of being able to send up to 200 “customized” vocal messages for each stored phone numbers, gemino is in a position to transmit up to 200 different and ”customized” SMS and /or emails for each alarm event
  • because can be programmed in few seconds by a PC linked to 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 also equipped with the communication KS-BUS in order to be linked directly to the new LCD Keypad of the ergo™ series from which is possible to control, make voice calls and program all gemino™ ‘s parameters
  • because it is equipped with 2 programmable OC (Open Collectors) outputs up to 500mA which can be used to indicate a status (e.g. absence of a PSTN or GSM issues) or programmed to be remotely activated - by using the mobile phone as a remote control at no cost - taking advantage from the user recognition
  • because it can reach up to 10 programmable inputs (outputs) by adding the expansion modules auxi having 5 I/O each
  • because its elegant and modern plastic case fits easily everywhere, even in public spaces- thanks to its very low volume (140*102*30mm) or alternatively in a small self-powered metal box

 

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Main features

  • Simulated PSTN line’s generator for the connection to any Control Panel
  • Decoding of the contact ID protocol and transmission via SMS and/or email
  • (it allows to receive an SMS or emails for each Control Panel’s zone)
  • Decoding up to 200 Contact ID events
  • SMSs and emails can have a length up to 128 characters, for a total of 200 messages associated to contact ID events
  • Slots for 2 SIM cards (not included)
  • Embedded Antenna + connector for external Antenna with automatic signal selection
  • USB port for programming and control
  • High quality digital audio
  • KS-BUS interface
  • Linkable on the bus to an ergo™ Keypad and a expander module
  • It can be managed and programmed also via system Keypad ergo™ by means of a dedicated cable (optional)
  • Up to 5 inputs
  • Voice communicator with the possibility to record up to 300 messages for a total of 300 s.
  • Voice message recorder through the Keypad or through a pre-recorded message library from PC
  • Managing of in and out voice calls simply from the Keypad
  • Onboard outputs: 2 OC up to 500 mA programmable as remote control on your mobile phone (via SMS or user recognition)
  • Phone book; up to 100 phone numbers for FREE remote outputs activation (user recognition)
  • Programmable via PC through USB port or by a flash memory upload or via system Keypad ergo™
  • GSM Jamming Detection
  • Telit EasyScan®
  • Credit control on both pre-paid SIM cards

 

Technical data

  • Voltage: 13,8V dc
  • Absorption: 80mA stand-by, 100mA during vocal call, 130 during call from simulated interface, 200mA max during GPRS connection
  • GSM line: GSM/GPRS Telit BGA module 22x22mm (designed in Italy)
  • quad-band (850-900-1800 and 1900 MHz)
  • 2 OC outputs on board ( GSM failure and PSTN absence) + up to 5 programmable outputs on the expander module
  • Simulated PSTN line : line voltage: 40V, loop current: 20mA, programmable line tone, ring voltage: 120Vac
  • Line selection: DTMF
  • Operative temperature : +5 to +40°C
  • PCB dimensions: 92 x 113 x 20 mm
  • Max. overall -dimensions: mm 140x102 x 30 (max.)
  • Weight: 170 gr.

How to order

  • KSI4100010.310

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Motherboard of gemino exp. gemino in its plastic case The motherboard on its case of gemino
Plastic case of gemino
Plastic case of gemino Upload from local mode USB adapter for gemino (accessory) External aerial kit (accessory)
PC programming cable (accessory) Programming cable from keyboard (accessory)
USB pen (accessory) auxi™ (accessory)
Metal case (accessory)

 

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