MG100 uses the GPRS technology created for GSM networks. It has been designed for complementing the MORSE networks in places where there is no possibility to use regular transmission medium, e.g. a radio channel, private (LAN, WAN) or public (Internet) IP network, satellite channel, etc. The quality and speed of communication over the MG100 unfortunately depends on the instant properties and capacity of the particular GSM network provider.
The great advantage of MG100 is the possibility of creating hybrid MORSE networks. Thanks to the unification of MORSE devices the user is guaranteed to get standard interfaces – not only HW (RS232, RS422/485, Ethernet), but also SW (protocols on the user interfaces) – including all of the popular control and diagnostic tools.
Due to general characteristics of the GSM network the MG100 is suitable for places where a small amount of data with less importance needs to be transmitted less frequently and where the delivery times are not critical.
The router is of modular design with one to three standard RS232 ports (an RS422 or RS485 port can be used in place of one of them) available to the user. The configuration can be extended by an Ethernet interface and also by a module with analog and digital inputs/outputs ADIO. The ADIO is generally manufactured with two analog inputs and outputs and with two digital inputs and outputs.
The design and construction of this device allows for long-term loading and for this reason it is primarily determined for continuously running applications.
Software control is compatible with the operation and configuration of the other radio modems of the MORSE system. A description of software control and configuration is available in publications describing MORSE Firmware.
The configuration of PPP-GPRS protocol can be found in the Interface Protocol section.
complementing the MORSE network in places where it is not economical to set up radio coverage and GSM coverage already exists
for points of the network where there is no emphasis on a guaranteed response time
for points of the network which communicate with very little frequency (several times a day)
for points of the network where a GSM network failure of several hours is not critical
for complementing the MORSE network with a point over which remote surveillance, servicing and diagnostics may be carried out; specially at points where remote access (e.g. via Internet) is not possible)