MA5 supports two way text messages using SMS text messages. This allows GSM mobile phones to receive messages from the factory MicroScan V5 monitoring systems, and also allows the mobile phone to send messages to the MicroScan V5 to acknowledge alarms, request the latest process state or variable of any parameter and so on.
The MA5 will broadcast alarm messages to one or more phones concurrently and only phones whose number is listed in MA5, can request plant data. Additional security is in place for changes to plant from mobile phones.
The MA5 can act as a communication link between two MicroScan V5 systems, allowing data sharing. Economical communication between two V5 sites which are km’s apart is now possible.
The MA5 requires a spare RS232 port on the MA5 Server computer, to connect the MA5 Modem Kit and to have access to an SMTP email server.
The MA5 Modem Kit is best described as a ‘3G/GSM brick phone’ which (if ordered from Intech), is supplied with an external aerial that comes complete with a lead.
The use of the dedicated MA5 Modem Kit, provides a secure link for the free flow of messages back and forth. Simply fit a SIM card (not supplied) into the MA5 Modem Kit.
This approach allows the use of an economical tariff for text messages.
If you still have MicroScan V4.1 you will need to use the older MMA software.
|MicroScan MA5 (Mobile Alarming 5) software.
Runs with MicroScan Version 5 software & Microsoft .NET 2.0
|For MicroScan V5 software packages.|
||For MicroScan V5 R8, R16 and R32 packages only. Includes all features of MA5.|
MA5 Modem Kit*
|3G/GSM message hardware kit.
* Does not include SIM card.