Logic IO Newsletter
June 20, 2010

Dear RTCU User,

Welcome to the summer edition of the Logic IO Newsletter bringing the exciting news on the RTCU AX9 pro release!

The RTCU AX9 pro is the first member of the RTCU AX9 Series of products, which are not only the successors to the popular RTCU A5i / RTCU A9i products, but also true members of the growing X32 architecture based products.
Other X32-based products include the RTCU MX2i Series and the RTCU DX4 Series.

Please read all the interesting details on the release of the new RTCU AX9 pro below..

Best regards,

The Logic IO Team

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RTCU AX9 pro

The RTCU AX9 pro is designed for a broad range of advanced wireless monitoring, control and remote access applications which require a product based on the most versatile and powerful platform available today.

Being based on the well proven RTCU X32-architecture, the RTCU AX9 shares the same powerful features as the other members of this family with advanced features such as: ISM band RF communication, multiple RS485 ports with full Modbus slave/master support, transparent support for Modbus based I/O module extension and support for a M2M chip instead of a traditional SIM-card!

The RTCU AX9 pro has been designed ground up for professional wireless industrial applications with its strong on-board I/O capabilities and multiple communication interfaces such as: 1-Wire, USB, RS232 and dual RS485 channels. In addition to full quad-band GSM for long-range wireless communication the RTCU AX9 pro integrates support for RF ISM for short range wireless communication. The on-board I/O system can be expanded almost indefinitely and completely transparent by adding external Modbus compatible I/O modules! This unique I/O expansion capability, combined with the possibility to operate as a Modbus master and slave simultaneously, positions the RTCU AX9 pro as the perfect product for SCADA-like applications.

The RTCU AX9 pro offers many other sophisticated features such as: A 512 Kbyte internal flash drive and a Micro SD-CARD reader with a FAT32 compatible file-system for easy sharing of files locally and remotely. There is optional support for Bluetooth, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Camera and a Mobile Data Terminal for user interaction.

The RTCU AX9 pro is based on the well proven RTCU X32-architecture sharing powerful features such as: IVR (Interactive Voice Response) implementation using Voice/DTMF, SMS/PDU messages, optimized host implemented TCP/IP stack with full support the Logic IO Gateway concept. Using the Logic IO VSMS (Virtual SMS) technology SMS, GPRS and CSD (Datacall) merges together allowing any RTCU application, that uses the VSMS-messages paradigm to transparently send / receive messages using either SMS, GPRS or CSD (Datacall) without any changes to the software already developed.

The unit has full SMTP support for sending e-mails with attachments and file transfer with FTP for easy exchange of information with external sources.

The RTCU AX9 pro is of course fully programmable using the user-friendly Integrated Development Environment (RTCU IDE) running under Windows. In the environment the complete application is developed, simulated and finally transferred to the unit via a standard USB port or remotely using GPRS or CSD (Datacall).

The RTCU AX9 pro is also the successor to the current RTCU A9i product and for a brief description of the enhancements and transition please read the RTCU AX9 Series Product Information Bulletin.

The RTCU AX9 pro feature-list includes

  •  Based on the well proven X32-architecture.
  •  Huge memory capacity with X32 Enhanced Memory support.
  •  100% software compatible with all current and past RTCU units! 
  •  Quad Band GSM Engine for world-wide operation.
  •  On-board quad-band GSM antenna for cost and installation saving, or
     SMA connector for external antenna.
  •  Prepared for deployment of Gemalto embedded M2M SIM chip.
  •  Supports all GSM features such as Voice/SMS/PDU/CSD/GPRS.
  •  Medium range 868 Mhz ISM band RF tranceiver with on-board antenna.
  •  Full support for FTP and SMTP (email with attachment).
  •  Interactive Voice Response System support (User defined messages/DTMF).
  •  GPRS Class 10 with full GPRS Gateway Professional and VSMS support.
  •  Standard Micro SD-CARD reader with FAT32 compatible file-system. Up to 2 GB!
  •  Internal 512 KB Flash-Drive with full FAT32 support.
  •  1-Wire bus for connecting devices such as ID-Button reader / Temperature sensor.
  •  Dedicated high-speed USB programming port.
  •  RS232 port with optional RS485 support.
  •  One RS232 port with all control signals available.
  •  One dedicated RS485 for I/O extension or general purpose use.
  •  Full MODBUS SLAVE support for SCADA integration or I/O slave module.
  •  Full MODBUS MASTER support for easy I/O extension capability.
  •  Transparent I/O extension using I/O Manager integrated into the RTCU IDE. 
  •  On-board 5 Digital inputs and 4 relay outputs (5A @ 250VAC / 30VDC)
  •  On-board 4 analog inputs and 4 analog outputs.
  •  Up to four IEC62053-31 Class A (S0) compliant digital inputs.
  •  Analog inputs supports 0..10V and 0..20 mA.
  •  On-board temperature sensor.
  •  On-board battery charger with high-capacity battery pack (1900 mAh).
  •  Low temperature battery-charging down to -10 degrees Celsius.
  •  Advanced power-management with power-down and wait-for-event modes
     Wake-up on: Digital input, Timeout, GSM-, RS485- or RS232-activity
  •  Wide AC/DC power range from 85..265 VAC / 8..36 VDC.
  •  Encapsulated in an IP67 classified plastic box with PG cable glands.
  •  Screw terminals for easy interfacing.
  •  Highly expandable:
     Bluetooth Smartantenna, VGA Camera module, Mobile Data Terminal
     WiFi and Ethernet.
  •  Internal expansion slot for possible future modules:
     Zigbee, Ethernet, WiFi, Tetra, GPS, etc.
  •  Fully supported by the powerful RTCU IDE development environment.
  •  CE approval according to EU EMC Directive 2004/108/EU.

....many other advanced features.

Please read the RTCU AX9 pro Datasheet and Technical Manual.


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