Dear RTCU User,
The new year has finally arrived with exciting new technical as
as business possibilities emerging within the area of GSM/GPRS/GPS
This first newsletter in 2005 is quite short, but still bringing some
new developments and appetizers on what is coming up.
Please read all about the exciting news below.
RTCU GPRS Gateway
Professional is now available
The RTCU GPRS Gateway Professional version 1.07 is finally being released and includes many advanced features and a defined roadmap with
many important features:
- Can run as a Windows Service. This means that the Gateway service
will start without Windows logon and can also be remotely managed as a
- Remote access via the included Windows GUI or via TELNET.
- Full password protection for remote access.
- Up to 10 client keys supported, for more flexible password
- Disconnect timeout for inactive clients.
- Advanced filtering feature allows monitoring/logging on specific
client and/or logging level.
- Designed for several thousand clients and massive traffic.
- Encrypted traffic (available later as a free upgrade)
- VSMS over GSM SMS (available later as a free upgrade)
- Support for advanced deployment/upgrade facilities
(available later as a
- Comes with a comprehensive user documentation.
- Free for evaluation with up to 10 clients. License must be purchased
for additional clients.
The RTCU GPRS Gateway Professional 1.07 is available for
evaluation now and can be downloaded from www.rtcu.dk.
The RTCU A5i is now available
The RTCU A5i is a "faceliftet" version of the current RTCU A5 that
simply includes the NiMh/NiCd charging circuit previously only found on
the RTCU A9i.
With this new feature on the A5 the battery backup option is now also
available on this low-end unit further expanding its possibilities.
VMSGW.DLL Wrapper for Visual Basic
The VSMSGW.DLL library, as included in the GPRS Gateway
Deployment Package, currently available for Visual C/C++ only can
now be used from Visual
Basic using the wrapped functions in this new library. The
VSMSGW.DLL library is a simple library that allows sending/receiving VSMS
messages using the RTCU GPRS Gateway. This new package includes a small Visual Basic
project that demonstrates how to send/receive VSMS messages using the
Visit the download section on www.rtcu.dk
for more information.
Internal Battery Module for the M11
The Internal battery Module for the RTCU M11 Series is now available. The
module fits inside
the M11 unit and includes NiMh batteries and the necessary battery
charging circuit necessary for efficient charging. The Internal Battery
Module will be available with 700 mAh or 1400 mAh and the charging time is
as low as 2 hours. The product can be fitted by the customer.
RTCU M11 Series
Battery Module Support Package
This package is an interim release to support the new downloaded from
Advanced remote upgrade and deployment facilities
The Logic IO team is currently working on new advanced
features for remote upgrade and deployment of RTCU units. Advanced remote
upgrade and deployment features are extremely important features and a key
parameter in the total cost of ownership (TCO) of a telemetry/telematic
Currently we support unprecedented remote access, upgrade and diagnostic
features with the possibility to upgrade the application remotely over CSD
(datacall) and GPRS. Upgrading of firmware is currently only available
The advanced remote upgrade and deployment facilities will bring you these
Upgrade of application and firmware over GPRS/CSD/CABLE
while the unit is still executing the current
application/firmware. This means no interruptions during upgrade!
Possibility to resume an upgrade attempt that
previously been initiated, but not completed. This means no waste of
bandwidth (=money) to redo upgrades. The unit will be in full operation
during the upgrade.
Automatically or application initiated choice when to
switch over to new application/firmware. All that is required to switch
over to the new firmware/application is a reset of the unit, which will
only interrupt the operation of the device for a few seconds.
The RTCU Communication Deployment Package will be extended to include
these features and a new version of the RTCUProg program that will use
these features will be the first evidence of these new features.
Later the RTCU GPRS Deployment & Upgrade Server will be released
that offers automatically upgrade of application/firmware on a large
number of RTCU units without user intervention.
More information will follow...
For further questions or enquiries:
Logic IO ApS
Telephone: +45 7625 0210
Fax: +45 7625 0211