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Connect Effortlessly to Serial Devices over Cellular Networks

Moxa is pleased to announce the launch of the OnCell G3100 of intelligent, industrial, quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE IP Modems. The most unique feature of the OnCell G3100 IP modem is that they make it easy to link legacy serial devices to a cellular network.

The launch of the OnCell G3100 IP modem represents an exciting development for industrial cellular wireless applications. Compared with the OnCell G2100 modems launched one year ago, the OnCell G3100 industrial IP modems go one step further by offering more advanced features for high-speed transmission.

Ethernet Modem Mode

Ethernet Modem mode is designed for use with legacy operating systems, such as MS-DOS, that do not support TCP/IP networks. Connecting a properly configured OnCell G3100 port to the MS-DOS computer's serial port allows you to use legacy software to transmit data over the cellular network, even though the software was originally designed to transmit data over a modem. This is accomplished by converting dialed AT commands into IP format.

Reverse RealCOM Mode

If your ISP can only provide you with a private IP for your cellular connection, the IP address could change frequently. In this case, the connection between the host and your serial device will be offline until you can reconfigure the IP address in the cellular IP modem. However, with “Reverse Real COM mode,” the Moxa driver that comes with the OnCell G3100 IP modem can establish a transparent connection from the serial device to host side by mapping the serial port to a local COM port on the host computer.

Flexible Connection Mode

The OnCell G3100 IP modem provides three types of connection mode for GSM/GPRS/EDGE: Always ON, Inactivity Timeout, and Remote Host Recovered, providing users with greater versatility, and helping to reduce the total operational cost.

Standard TCP/IP Architecture

The OnCell G3100 IP modem comes with a full TCP/IP stack to make it easy to connect to the cellular network. Three modes are supported: TCP Server, TCP Client, and UDP. Whichever mode is used, once a connection is established, the two sides of the connection can both send and receive data.

I/O Function

The 2 digital inputs and 1 relay output built into the OnCell G3100 IP modem make it unique among similar products on the market. The advantage to the user is that system maintainers can be notified immediately if the Ethernet network or power source gets disconnected. The OnCell G3100 IP modems can send out warnings by e-mail, SNMP trap, or SMS, to allow prompt reaction to emergency situations.

The OnCell G3100 IP modem comes equipped with RS-232 or RS-232/422/485 interfaces with 15 KV ESD surge protection built in, and the industrial form factor supports DIN-rail. In addition, The OnCell G3100 IP modem has a 12 to 48 VDC power input. The OnCell G3100 IP modem can benefit from a cellular wireless infrastructure for demanding, industrial-grade applications, such as environmental monitoring, substation automatic meter reading, security automation and information display panels.

Additional information about the OnCell G3100 Series is available at www.moxa.com. Email inquiries can be sent to info@moxa.com.

About Moxa: Your Trusted Partner in Automation

Moxa is a leading provider of edge connectivity, industrial computing, and network infrastructure solutions for enabling connectivity for the Industrial Internet of Things. With over 30 years of industry experience, Moxa has connected more than 50 million devices worldwide and has a distribution and service network that reaches customers in more than 70 countries. Moxa delivers lasting business value by empowering industry with reliable networks and sincere service for industrial communications infrastructures. Information about Moxa’s solutions is available at www.moxa.com.