AirLink ES Series User Guide

AirLink ES Series
Hardware User Guide
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Preface
Important
Notice
Due to the nature of wireless communications, transmission and reception of data
can never be guaranteed. Data may be delayed, corrupted (i.e., have errors) or be
totally lost. Although significant delays or losses of data are rare when wireless
devices such as the Sierra Wireless modem are used in a normal manner with a
well-constructed network, the Sierra Wireless modem should not be used in
situations where failure to transmit or receive data could result in damage of any
kind to the user or any other party, including but not limited to personal injury,
death, or loss of property. Sierra Wireless accepts no responsibility for damages
of any kind resulting from delays or errors in data transmitted or received using
the Sierra Wireless modem, or for failure of the Sierra Wireless modem to
transmit or receive such data.
Safety and
Hazards
Do not operate the Sierra Wireless modem in areas where blasting is in progress,
where explosive atmospheres may be present, near medical equipment, near life
support equipment, or any equipment which may be susceptible to any form of
radio interference. In such areas, the Sierra Wireless modem MUST BE
POWERED OFF. The Sierra Wireless modem can transmit signals that could
interfere with this equipment.
The driver or operator of any vehicle should not operate the Sierra Wireless
modem while in control of a vehicle. Doing so will detract from the driver or
operator's control and operation of that vehicle. In some states and provinces,
operating such communications devices while in control of a vehicle is an offence.
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Patents
This product may contain technology developed by or for Sierra Wireless Inc. This
product includes technology licensed from QUALCOMM®. This product is
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patents licensed from InterDigital Group and MMP Portfolio Licensing.
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Contents
Introducing the AirLink ES Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Out-of-Band Management (OOBM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Network Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Device Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
ALEOS Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
ACEmanager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
ACEview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
AirVantage Management Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Ordering Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Startup and Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Initial Startup and Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Tools and Materials Required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Installing the SIM Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Connecting the Antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Connecting the Power Cable and Starting the ES Series Device . . . . . . 18
Connecting the Configuration PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Connecting the Enterprise Router or other Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Configuring with ACEmanager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Configuring with AirVantage Management Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Configuring with AT Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
LED Behavior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
On-site Installation and Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Typical Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
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Locating the ES Series device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Mounting the ES Series device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Antenna Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Antenna Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Antenna Separation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Connecting the Enterprise Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Connecting a DC Power Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Fusing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Local Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Remote Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
AirLink ES Series Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Mechanical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
AC Power Adapter Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Regulatory Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Regulatory Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Federal Communications Commission Notice (FCC United States) . . . . 49
Important Information for North American Users on Radiation Exposure 49
Europe Generic Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Acronyms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
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1: Introducing the AirLink ES Series
This chapter describes the Sierra Wireless AirLink ES Series device,
including a description of ALEOS™ embedded software and the
AirVantage® Management Service (AVMS) device management
platform.
Introduction
The Sierra Wireless ES Series enterprise gateways deliver missioncritical 4G LTE connectivity when primary landline connections are
unavailable. When deployed with an enterprise router, ES Series
devices support a best-in-class business continuity strategy by
enabling out-of-band management (OOBM) capability to network
operations while leveraging the router's instant failover, routing, and
firewall features.
You can also configure ES Series devices to send their management
data via the DSL/cable gateway using reliable static route protocol to
reduce wireless network costs.
Additional benefits to this enterprise-class business continuity
solution include:
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Improved Internet uptime to keep your branches, kiosks, and
retail operations online
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Seamless failover for continuous uptime of mission critical applications
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High speed LTE network, faster than xDSL
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Reduced field visits for network equipment resets and updates
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ALEOS and ACEmanager web-based configuration that makes it
quick to deploy
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AirVantage Management Service cloud-based device
management application that works in parallel with your network
management systems to manage the wireless system
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ALEOS reliable connection software ensures that the ES Series
device stays connected to the wireless network
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Better SLAs (Service Level Agreements) offered from the
Network Operation Centers as a result of the wireless backup
offered by ES Series devices
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HQ
MNO
NOCS
Internet
Wireless backup
AirLink ES Series
device
Primary wireless
Wireline Gateway
AirLink ES Series
device
OOBM
(serial to console port)
Enterprise-grade router/firewall
Wi-Fi AP
POS
Inventory
Ethernet Switch
Wi-Fi AP
VoIP phone
Laptop
Figure 1-1: AirLink ES Series applications
Out-of-Band Management (OOBM)
Using the ES Series device's serial port to connect to the console port of the
router, IT administrators can troubleshoot and repair network equipment over
wireless wide area networks (WANs). This terminal server capability allows
operation centers to remotely reboot, configure, and update the BIOS of a router
via the ES Series enterprise gateway using Reverse Telnet and SSH protocols.
As a result, remote personnel no longer need to manually reset their networking
equipment and IT administrators can dramatically reduce the number of field
visits.
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Network Configuration
ES Series devices are designed for the distributed enterprise, which includes any
enterprise that has remote facilities that must maintain a network connection for
critical business processes such as retail credit card transactions.
If you are using an ES Series device for a point-of-sales application, you can
configure it to meet PCI Data Security Standard compliance requirements.
ALEOS features such as Reverse Telnet and Reliable Static Routing also support
point-of-sale applications. Refer to the ALEOS Software Configuration User
Guide for details.
Device Description
Front Panel
The front panel has the following indicators and controls:
LEDs
Reset Button
Figure 1-2: ES Series Device Front Panel
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LEDs – These show the ES Series device’s operating status. The LEDs are
described in detail in LED Behavior on page 23.
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Reset Button – Momentarily pressing and releasing this button reboots the
ES Series device.
Note: Holding the Reset button down for 7–10 seconds resets the ES Series device to its
factory default settings.
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Rear Panel
The rear panel has the following connectors and controls:
Primary LTE Antenna Connector
USB Port
Ethernet
Connector
Secondary LTE
Antenna Connector
Serial Port
Power Connector
Figure 1-3: ES Series Rear Panel
•
Primary LTE Antenna Connector – This is the radio’s receive and transmit
port. For best results, use the included antennas, placed in a V formation. You
can attach the antennas directly to the ES Series device, or you can use a
bracket and SMA coaxial cable to connect antennas located away from the
device.
•
Secondary LTE Antenna Connector – This is required for LTE MIMO
(multiple-input and multiple-output).
Note: For more information, see Connecting the Antennas on page 16 and Antenna Installation on page 29.
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Ethernet Connector – This RJ-45 connector connects any Ethernet-enabled
network equipment to the ES Series device using a standard Ethernet cable.
It is also used to connect a Windows PC that you can use to configure and
monitor the ES Series device, using ACEmanager.
This connector complies with the IEEE 802.3 specification for 100 Mbps
speed (Fast Ethernet) with fallback to 10 Mbps and includes auto-crossover
support. It is auto-sensing and auto-detects the speed of the connecting
device for 100 baseT or 10 baseT.
The connector has two LEDs that indicate speed and activity. For more information, see Ethernet LEDs on page 25.
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Power Connector – Connect the AC adapter or DC cable.
The ES Series device automatically starts when power is supplied.
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Serial Port – This 9-pin connector provides standard RS-232 DCE communication. For out-of-band management, you can connect this serial port to an
enterprise router. You can also connect a computer to the serial port to
configure the ES Series device using AT commands. For more information,
see Connecting the Enterprise Router or other Equipment on page 19.
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USB Port – The Micro AB connector complies with version 2.0 of the USB
standard for high-speed operation. It accepts Micro A and Micro B plugs. You
can connect a Windows PC to monitor and configure the ES Series device.
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When connected to a PC, the USB port becomes either a:
· Virtual serial port (The ES Series device behaves as if the PC is connected
to a standard serial port. The primary use of this interface is to send AT
commands.)
· Virtual Ethernet port (The ES Series device behaves as if the PC is
connected to an Ethernet port, allowing access to the Internet and
ACEmanager. This is the default setting.)
Refer to the ALEOS Software Configuration User Guide for information on
configuring the USB port. Windows drivers for the USB port are available at
Sierra Wireless’ download web site: source.sierrawireless.com.
When using the USB port:
· Use a USB 2.0 cable
· Connect directly to your computer for best throughput
ALEOS Software
Note: For detailed information on all of the features in ALEOS, see the ALEOS Software
Configuration User Guide available for downloading from source.sierrawireless.com.
ALEOS, the embedded core technology of the AirLink product line, provides:
•
An always-on, always-aware, intelligent two-way connection for missioncritical applications
•
Simplified setup, operation and maintenance of any wireless solution
ALEOS features include:
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Reverse Telnet for out-of-band management
•
Reliable Static Routing
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SNMP
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Persistent Network Connectivity
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Over-The-Air (OTA) Upgrades
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Wireless Optimized TCP/IP
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Real-Time Notification
•
Packet Level Diagnostics
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Device Management & Control
Sierra Wireless has two main applications for monitoring and configuring
ES Series devices:
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ACEmanager – A web-based configuration tool for configuring a single
AirLink device
•
AirVantage Management Service (AVMS) – A cloud-based device
management service for monitoring and configuring fleets of ES Series
devices.
ES Series devices also accept AT Commands.
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ACEmanager
ACEmanager is a web-based application used to configure and monitor
ES Series devices. ACEmanager:
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Simplifies deployment
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Provides extensive monitoring, control and management capabilities
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Enables you to configure your ES Series device to meet your needs
•
Monitors and controls your ES Series device remotely and in real-time
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Is accessed through a web browser connected to the ES Series device locally
or over the air.
See Configuring with ACEmanager on page 21 to learn how to access
ACEmanager.
ACEview
ACEview is a Windows-based monitoring application for the PC with an easy to
read interface. You can download ACEview free of charge from:
source.sierrawireless.com.
Figure 1-4: ACEview Screen
Note: ACEview requires the Microsoft .NET Framework v.2.0 and Microsoft Windows XP
or later. Obtain the Microsoft .NET Framework from Microsoft at: http://www.microsoft.com.
AirVantage Management Service
AirVantage Management Service (AVMS) is a cloud-based application,
accessible from your web browser. It provides remote monitoring and
configuration for multiple AirLink ALEOS devices from a single computer.
AVMS features include:
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Device management as a service
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Advanced monitoring dashboards and alert notifications ensuring you always
know the status of your ES Series devices
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Detailed configuration of all ALEOS parameters, including templates
providing batch updates of pre-set configurations across multiple devices
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Over-the-air (OTA) firmware upgrades for all of your ES Series devices with a
single operation
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For more information about AVMS, go to www.sierrawireless.com/
productsandservices/AirVantage_M2M_Cloud.aspx.
Accessories
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Included with the ES Series device:
· AC power adapter with international plug options
· Mounting screws
· Two LTE antennas
· Quick Start Guide
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Order separately:
· Ethernet cable
· DB-9 serial cable (6 ft and 25 ft lengths)
· USB cable
· Null modem cable
Ordering Information
For more information or to place an order, contact:
airlinksales@sierrawireless.com.
Warranty
The ES Series device has a 3-year standard warranty.
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2: Startup and Configuration
This chapter provides instruction for the initial device configuration,
and describes the front panel LEDs.
Initial Startup and Configuration
Follow the instructions in this section to do the initial startup and
configuration for the ES Series device. For on-site installation and
setup instructions, see On-site Installation and Setup on page 27.
Tools and Materials Required
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A SIM card for your ES Series device (provided by your mobile
network operator) if not already installed
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A Phillips screwdriver for removing the top cover
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A laptop computer with an Ethernet, USB, or serial cable for
device management
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Two LTE wireless antennas (included) For indoor use only.
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AC power adapter (included)
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If wireless out-of-band management is required, a null modem
cable to connect the ES Series device’s RS-232 port to the enterprise router
•
If you are mounting the antennas remotely from the ES Series
device, you will need a coaxial cable, mounting brackets, and
connectors. (For more information, see Antenna Installation on
page 29.)
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Installing the SIM Card
If it is not already installed, insert a SIM card into the ES Series device before
connecting any external equipment or powering it up.
1) Use a Phillips screwdriver to
remove the four screws attaching the cover.
Save the screws for re-installation.
2) Remove the cover.
3) Slide the SIM card
into the SIM card holder.
Note the orientation of notched
corner of SIM card for
proper alignment.
4) Reattach the cover, ensuring that the Phillips screws are tightened to 5 in-lb (0.6 N-m).
Over-tightening can damage the threads in the aluminum housing.
Figure 2-1: SIM Card Installation
Connecting the Antennas
The primary and secondary RF antennas can be:
•
Attached directly to the ES Series device
They operate well when the antenna blades are placed in a V position, with 90
degrees of separation.
•
Placed remotely using brackets, and connected to the ES Series device using
a coaxial cable
This may be required if you want to place the ES Series device in an area that
does not have optimal signal strength or is near RF noise interference (such
as near an enterprise router)
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An RF site survey may be required to determine the best location. See
Antenna Installation on page 29.
To connect the antennas to the device:
1. Connect both RF antennas, as shown in the illustration.
2. Adjust the antennas so they are in a V-formation, with a separation of
90 degrees.
90°
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Connecting the Power Cable and Starting the
ES Series Device
P
U
S
H
P
U
S
H
1. Choose the correct AC adapter plug for your region and slide it into the AC
adapter base.
Europe
P
U
S
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P
U
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North America
UK
Australia
2. Connect the power cable to the 4-pin power connector on the ES Series
device.
3. Plug the adapter into an AC wall outlet. (If you use a cable to connect the
device to a DC power source, see Connecting a DC Power Cable on
page 31.)
Characteristics of the ES Series device power supply:
· 100–240 V
· 50/60 Hz.
· 9–36 VDC, 1500 mA output
4. The ES Series device starts automatically, as indicated by the flashing LEDs.
See LED Behavior on page 23 for details.
Connecting the Configuration PC
To connect the computer to the ES Series device:
1. Use an Ethernet cable to connect the ES Series device to the PC.
If the Ethernet port is being used to connect another device, such as an enterprise router, you can connect the USB port on the ES Series device to the
computer and configure it to act as a virtual Ethernet port. See Figure 2-2 on
page 19.
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Ethernet Connection
Virtual Ethernet Connection with USB cable
USB cable
Ethernet
cable
Ethernet
cable
If you are not using the Ethernet
port on the ES Series device to connect an
enterprise router, the easiest way
to connect the PC is to use an
Ethernet cable.
If you are using the Ethernet
port on the ES Series device to
connect an enterprise
router, then use the USB
port to connect the PC
and configure it to be a
virtual Ethernet port.
Figure 2-2: Connecting the ES Series device to the PC
2. If you are using a USB cable:
a. Download the USB drivers from source.sierrawireless.com.
b. Install the USB drivers.
c. Reboot the PC.
3. Use the appropriate cable (Ethernet or USB) to connect the PC to the
ES Series device.
Connecting the Enterprise Router or other
Equipment
1. Use a serial cable to connect one of the WAN ports on the enterprise router
to the RS-232 serial connector on the ES Series device.
Note: The ES Series device is a DCE serial device. The enterprise router may have an
RJ-45 or DB-9 console port. Depending on the type of console port connectors and the
cable available from the enterprise router vendor, you may need to purchase additional
cables, including a null modem cable from the enterprise router vendor.
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Redundant ISP configuration
ES Series device
Out-Of-Band Management Configuration
ES Series device
Wired gateway
Null modem cable
Enterprise router
Enterprise router
Figure 2-3: Connecting an enterprise router to an ES Series device
The ES Series device’s serial connector complies with the EIA RS-232D
specification for DCE equipment. The output driver levels range from -7 VDC to
+7 VDC with normal loading.
5
4
9
3
8
2
7
1
6
Figure 2-4: 9-Pin Serial Connector Diagram
Table 2-1: Serial Connector Pin-out
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Name
Pin
Description
Type
DCD
1
Data Carrier Detect
OUT
TXD
2
Transmit Data
OUT
RXD
3
Receive Data
IN
DTR
4
Data Terminal Ready
IN
GND
5
Main GND. Connected
internally to BOARD_GND
GND
DSR
6
Data Set Ready
OUT
RTS
7
Ready To Send
IN
CTS
8
Clear To Send
OUT
RI
9
Ring Indicator
OUT
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Configuring with ACEmanager
To access ACEmanager:
1. Ensure that the ES Series device is powered on and connected to a PC.
2. Open a web browser and in the address bar, enter:
http://192.168.13.31:9191.
Note: It may take a minute or two for the ES Series device to respond after the first power
up.
The ACEmanager login screen appears.
3. The default user name, user, is already entered. Enter the default password,
12345.
Figure 2-5: ACEmanager Login Screen
4. Click Log In.
The ACEmanager Status > Home page appears1.
Figure 2-6: ACEmanager Homepage
1. The appearance of the screen varies depending on the version of ALEOS installed
on the device and the type of network the device is connected to.
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5. If the device does not automatically connect to the network:
a. Check the Network State field. It should say “Network Ready”. If it says
No SIM or Unexpected SIM, check that the correct SIM card is inserted.
(See Installing the SIM Card on page 16.)
b. Check the Signal Strength field. It should be greater than -100.
c. Check the APN on the WAN/Cellular tab. If an error message appears in
this field, contact your Mobile Network Operator. They may need to
provide you with an APN to enter in the User Entered APN field.
Figure 2-7: ACEmanager: WAN/Cellular
To configure the device using ACEmanager, refer to the ALEOS Software
Configuration User Guide, available for download from source.sierrawireless.com.
After the ES Series device is connected and configured, you can save the
configuration as a template to the configuration PC and then apply this template
to subsequent ES Series devices. For details, refer to the ALEOS Software
Configuration User Guide.
Configuring with AirVantage Management
Service
AirVantage Management Service (AVMS) is a cloud-based service that provides
remote monitoring and configuration for multiple AirLink devices.
To use AVMS, you must have an account. For more information, go to
www.sierrawireless.com/productsandservices/AirVantage_M2M_Cloud.aspx.
To access AirVantage Management Service:
1. Connect a laptop to the ES Series device with an Ethernet cable.
2. Log in to ACEmanager.
3. Go to the Services tab and ensure that AVMS is enabled and the server URL
is http://na.m2mop.net/msci/com. If this is not the case, enter the correct
URL, click Apply and then click Reboot.
4. In your browser, go to http://na.airvantage.net/start and log in.
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5. Follow the instructions in the online AVMS documentation to register your
device.
Figure 2-8: AirVantage Management Service initial screen
Configuring with AT Commands
You can also configure ES Series devices using AT commands over the RS-232
serial port or the USB port (configured as a virtual serial port). All the commands
are listed in the ALEOS Software Configuration User Guide.
•
Most AT commands are prefaced with AT. Exceptions are noted in the ALEOS
Configuration User Guide.
•
The acceptable format and parameters are listed with each command in the
ALEOS Configuration User Guide.
•
If you enter a recognized AT command, the ES Series device responds with
“OK.” If the command is wrong, the ES Series device responds with “ERROR”
or “Unsupported.”
LED Behavior
Table 2-2: LED Behavior
LED
Power
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Color / Pattern
Description
Off
No power or input voltage ≥ 36 VDC or ≤ 9 VDC
Solid Green
Device is connected to nominal power and is operating normally.
Solid Yellow
Device is entering low power mode or system low level boot.
Solid Red
Device is not operational (failure or in low power mode).
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Table 2-2: LED Behavior
LED
Color / Pattern
Description
Solid Green
Good signal
(RSSI ≥ -85 dBm)
Solid Yellow
Marginal signal (-100 dBm < RSSI < -85 dBm)
Solid Red
Poor signal (-110 dBm ≤ RSSI ≤ -100 dBm)
Flashing Red
No signal (RSSI < -110 dBm)
Solid Green
Network Ready (LTE service available)
Flashing Yellow / Green
Network Ready (No LTE service available)
Flashing Green
Network Ready—Roaming (LTE service available)
Flashing Yellow / Green / Off
Network Ready—Roaming (No LTE service available)
Flashing Yellow
No Service
Solid Yellow
Connecting to the network
Flashing Red
Authentication/Negotiation failed (EV-DO only)
Solid Red
Link Down
No cellular network is present, no network coverage at current
location, or the device is in radio passthru mode
Activity
(ALEOS
4.3.6 or
earlier)
Off
Normal operation
Flashing Green
Traffic is being transmitted or received over the WAN interface.
Activity
(ALEOS
4.4.0 or
later)
Off
Normal operation
Flashing Green
Traffic is being transmitted or received over the WAN interface.
Flashing Red
Traffic is being transmitted or received over the serial port. (This
behavior only appears if the AirLink ES Series device is configured
to display it. Refer to the ALEOS Software Configuration Guide for
details.)
Flashing Yellow
Traffic is being transmitted or received over both the WAN interface
and the serial port. (This behavior only appears if the AirLink
ES Series device is configured to display it. Refer to the ALEOS
Software Configuration Guide for details.)
Signal
Network
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Ethernet LEDs
Connection speed
Activity
Figure 2-9: Ethernet LEDs
The Ethernet port has two LEDs that indicate speed and activity. When looking
into the connector:
•
Activity— The right LED is solid yellow when a link is detected (the cable is
plugged in) and blinks when there is activity.
•
Connection Speed—The left LED is green to indicate a 100 Mbps connection
and orange to indicate a 10 Mbps connection. It is off when no cable is
connected.
Power-up and Reboot
On power-up or reboot, the LEDs go through a booting sequence. When the boot
is complete, the Power and Network LEDs should be green, signifying that the
power is on, the ES Series device is connected to the wireless network, and there
is a good signal. See Table 2-2 for detailed LED operation.
To reboot the ES Series device, either:
•
In ACEmanager, click the Reboot button at the top right of the screen.
Or
•
Press and release the Reset button on the ES Series device (see Front Panel
on page 9).
Reset to factory default settings
To reset the ES Series device to the factory default settings, either:
•
Press and hold the Reset button until all the LEDs turn greenish-yellow
(about 7–10 seconds). See Front Panel on page 9.
Or
•
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In ACEmanager, go to Admin > Advanced and click the Reset to Factory
Default button. For details, refer to the ALEOS Software Configuration User
Guide.
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The ES Series device resets to the factory default settings and reboots. Once
the reboot is complete and the LEDs resume their normal operating behavior,
the reset is complete.
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3: On-site Installation and Setup
This chapter shows you how to communicate with and configure the
Sierra Wireless AirLink ES Series device.
Typical Configuration
The ES Series device is a purpose-built 4G LTE gateway and
terminal server. When deployed with an enterprise router, the
ES Series device supports a best-in-class business continuity
strategy by enabling out-of-band management (OOBM) capability to
network operations, while leveraging the router’s instant failover,
routing, and firewall features. Figure 3-1 shows the typical
connections.
Headquarters (Inventory, Operations)
Network Operations Center
Payment Processor
(Secure Credit and Debit,
PCI Compliance)
Internet
Remote enterprise locations
Wireless backup
Primary
Wireline Gateway
AirLink ES Series
device
OOBM
(serial to console port)
Enterprise-grade router/firewall
Wi-Fi AP
Switch
POS
Inventory VoIP phone
Figure 3-1: Network for Distributed Enterprise Business Continuity Model
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When using the ES Series device in the configuration shown in Figure 3-1,
ensure that it has:
•
An Ethernet connection to the enterprise router WAN port for failover with a
wireline gateway
•
A serial connection to the enterprise router console port for out-of-band
management
•
A USB connection to the local management PC
•
A wireless WAN connection to the Mobile Network Operator (MNO)
And ensure that:
•
Cables are secured to ensure reliable connections
The enterprise router performs the ISP failover by monitoring service on the WAN
ports. The ES Series device is always attached to the MNO network and when
the enterprise router sends traffic through the ES Series device, it passes through
the MNO infrastructure to the enterprise systems, as shown in Figure 3-1 on
page 27.
If the remote site equipment needs attention, the OOBM feature of the ES Series
device allows the NOC or IT administrator to perform OOBM tasks on the
connected equipment using the ES Series device Reverse Telnet/SSH feature.
This reduces the number of on-site trips and allows you to remotely manage
connected equipment.
If the MNO offers better rates for minimal data usage, you can configure the
ES Series device to reduce data transfer over the WWAN connection using the
Reliable Static Route (RSR) feature to route data sourced from the ES Series
device through the enterprise router primary connection. Refer to the ALEOS
Software Configuration User Guide for information on configuring and using
Reverse Telnet/SSH and RSR.
Locating the ES Series device
Choosing where to place the ES Series device and the antennas to get the best
performance can be a difficult task. The goal is to locate the ES Series device
where it can connect to the enterprise router, have good signal coverage, and be
in a low RF noise area. The options are:
•
Place the ES Series device, with the antennas connected directly to it, in an
area with good signal coverage that is away from the noise of other IT infrastructure equipment.
Or
•
Keep the ES Series device local to the IT infrastructure, place the antennas in
an area with good signal coverage away from the noise of other electronic
equipment, and cable the antennas to the ES Series device.
If you are experiencing RF performance-throughput issues and you do not have
the equipment to perform an RF site survey to determine the best location, your
Sierra Wireless authorized distributor may have the tools and knowledge to help.
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For simple installations in good LTE coverage, an Ethernet-connected
configuration PC running your favorite speed-test application and ACEmanager to
determine network signal strength, cell info, and signal quality will help narrow
down some of the location options.
Mounting the ES Series device
Warning: This ES Series device is not intended for use close to the human body.
Antennas should be at least 8 inches (20 cm) away from the operator.
Mount the ES Series device where:
•
There is easy access to connect to the enterprise router and to the antennas
(see Locating the ES Series device on page 28).
•
The front panel LEDs are easily visible
•
There is adequate airflow
•
It is kept free from direct exposure to the elements, such as sun, rain, dust,
etc.
The ES Series device has four mounting holes to attach it to a mounting surface.
These holes are accessible from the top of the device and screws are provided for
mounting.
Mounting holes
diameter: 5.3 mm (0.2 in.)
62.5 mm
(2.5 in.)
22.5 mm
(0.9 in.)
0
0
5.2 mm (0.2 in.)
136 mm (5.4 in.)
Figure 3-2: ES Series device bottom view, showing mounting holes
Antenna Installation
If the location chosen in Locating the ES Series device on page 28 is such that
the antennas can connect directly to the ES Series device, then follow the
instructions in Connecting the Antennas on page 16 to connect the antennas in a
V-formation.
If you are cabling the antennas to the ES Series device, your AirLink authorized
reseller may be able to assist with your cabling and installation.
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The included antennas are for indoor use only.
When placing either the included antennas or third-party antennas, follow the
antenna separation guidelines in Antenna Separation on page 30 for optimum
performance.
If you want to use a third-party antenna placed outdoors, Sierra Wireless
recommends working with your authorized distributor to provide the proper
protection, which may include an RF lightning arrestor and/or Ethernet surge
suppressors. The antenna must be installed by qualified personnel.
Antenna Recommendations
Note: Do not remove the secondary antenna. It helps the ES Series device achieve the
maximum network coverage. The ES Series device works without one installed, but with
reduced network coverage.
Note: If the antennas are located far away from the ES Series device, keep the cables as
short as possible to prevent the loss of antenna gain.
Warning: In more complex installations (such as those requiring long lengths of cable
and/or multiple connections), you must follow the maximum dBi gain guidelines specified
by the radio communications regulations of the Federal Communications Commission
(FCC) or Industry Canada or your country’s regulatory body (if used outside the U.S.A.).
Also see Important Information for North American Users on Radiation Exposure on
page 49 for more information.
Antenna Separation
Inadequate antenna separation between the primary and secondary antennas
creates unwanted interference that can cause reduction in:
•
Antenna efficiency
•
Transmit power
•
Receiver sensitivity
•
Data throughput
•
Radio front-end life span
Antenna separation recommendations:
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•
The antennas should be separated so that there is at least 10 dB isolation
over the entire operating frequency range.
•
The separation should be at least 1/4 wavelength (), but preferably
1/2 wavelength () or greater of the lowest operating frequency. See Table 3-1
for specific recommendations, based on your network type and frequency.
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Note: The values in the following table are approximate antenna separation values for
monopole or dipole type antennas.
Table 3-1: Recommended Antenna Separation
Service
Frequency
(MHz)
Wavelength ()
(mm)
Best Antenna
Separation (mm)
(1/2 )
Good Antenna
Separation (mm)
(1/4 )
4G LTE
700
428
214
107
4G LTE
800
375
187
94
4G LTE
900
333
167
83
4G LTE
1800
167
83
42
4G LTE
2100
143
71
36
4G LTE
2600
115
58
29
3G WCDMA HSPA
850
353
176
88
3G WCDMA HSPA
900
333
167
83
3G WCDMA HSPA
1900
158
79
39
3G WCDMA HSPA
2100
143
71
36
3G CDMA/EV-DO
800
375
187
94
3G CDMA/EV-DO
1900
158
79
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2G GSM/GPRS/
EDGE
850
353
176
88
2G GSM/GPRS/
EDGE
900
333
167
83
2G GSM/GPRS/
EDGE
1800
167
83
42
2G GSM/GPRS/
EDGE
1900
158
79
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Connecting the Enterprise Router
See Connecting the Enterprise Router or other Equipment on page 19.
Connecting a DC Power Cable
The ES Series device has a four-pin power connector that has:
•
Two pins connecting DC voltage to the device
•
Two pins providing additional monitoring and control functions
Figure 3-3 shows the ES device power connector pins and the DC cable wires.
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Fusing
For DC installations, Sierra Wireless recommends fusing the power input using a
2.0 A fast-acting fuse. Install the fuse on the positive line, as shown in Figure 3-3
on page 32.
To contact switch, relay, or external device
Green wire
Note: Pin 4 has a maximum rating of 30 V, 150 mA
White wire
ES
Power
connector
To vehicle ignition
(or to VCC if NOT connected to the ignition)
Pin 4
Digital I/O
Pin 4 is configured in ACEmanager
as Digital Input/Relay Output 1
Pin 3
Ignition Sense
Pin 1
VCC
Pin 2
Ground
Note: Colors are colors of
wires on the DC connector cable
Red wire
2.0 A
fast-acting
fuse
Black wire
+
-
Power Source
(9 VDC to 36 VDC
12 VDC Nominal
Figure 3-3: ES Series device Power Connector Pin Diagram
Pins 1 and 2
•
Pin 1—VCC; Connect to +12 VDC (nominal) (red wire on DC cable)
•
Pin 2—Ground; Connect to ground (black wire on DC cable)
Pin 3
This pin is the ignition sense pin (white wire on DC cable). The voltage level
present on this pin turns the device on and off.
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Note: If you do not connect this pin to the ignition, you MUST connect it to the positive
terminal of your power supply. The device looks for a qualified voltage on this pin as part of
the power up sequence (9 –36 VDC). If one is not present, the device will not turn on. If you
are using a Sierra Wireless AC cable, the connection is inside the cable.
There are several typical connection options for this pin:
•
If you want the device turned on and off when the engine is turned on and off,
connect pin 3 to the vehicle ignition.
•
If you use a separate battery other than the engine’s for device power (such
an application that has a stand-alone battery power system), but it isn't
connected to an ignition or an on/off switch, connect pin 3 to pin 1.
•
If you have an installation where the device uses line power (such as in a
store or a remote site), use the Sierra Wireless AC adapter or connect pin 3
to pin 1. The device is on for as long as the power is on.
Pin 4
This pin is a digital input/output (green wire on DC cable).
Pin 4 either:
•
Monitors digital inputs and outputs
•
Drives a relay
It has a maximum rating of 30 V and 50 mA sink current. The pin is user
programmed. For information on configuring Pin 4 (Digital Input/Relay Output 1 in
ACEmanager) refer to the ALEOS Software Configuration User Guide.
One way to use pin 4 is with events reporting. In ACEmanager you:
1. Create an Event.
This triggers the device to act when it sees a specific input. For example, you
can tell the device to do something when the Pin 4 state (Digital Input/Relay
Output 1 in ACEmanager) changes. This could be when a door is opened,
activating a switch attached to it.
2. Specify an Action.
These are instructions the device performs when it sees an event. For example, an email could be sent to security, saying the door is open, giving the
time, location and other information.
3. Link the event to the action.
For more information on configuring event reporting, refer to the ALEOS Software
Configuration User Guide.
There are several typical uses for Pin 4:
•
As a digital input, it monitors a switch, using its opening or closing to record
events or monitoring external voltages of up to 30 VDC. For example, you
could use it to measure the voltage on a 24 VDC light bulb and have the
device react when it turns on.
When the switch, or input voltage is:
· Open (2.2 VDC to 30 VDC) – It is read as a digital input=1
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· Closed (0 to 1.2 VDC) – It is read as a digital input=0
AirLink ES device
3.3 V
51 k
internal
pull up
Contact
Contact closed
Digital 0
0 VDC to 1.2 VDC
Contact open
Digital 1
3.3 VDC to 30 VDC
I/O Circuit
Ground
Examples: Door opening/closing, valve opening/closing, ignition on/off, tow bar up/down,
empty/full container.
Figure 3-4: Digital Input Operation
•
As a digital output, it can trigger an alarm, a siren, or a door lock, or open a
valve or switch. Pin 4 is an open collector transistor output normally at
3.3 VDC. When triggered, it is pulled to low.
AirLink ES device
3.3 V
Voltage supply
CL+
51 k
internal
pull up
COM
NC
Flyback diode
NO
I/O Circuit
Pin 4 is normally at 3.3 V,
but is pulled low
when activated.
CLExternal Solenoid/Relay Circuit
(Exact voltages and configuration
depend on the actual system design.)
Figure 3-5: Digital Output Operation
Note: Some solenoids/relays include a flyback diode built into the unit. For those that do
not, Sierra Wireless recommends a flyback diode with a voltage rating at least double the
relay voltage and a current rating at least double the relay ON current to avoid damage to
the ES input. A common 1N4007 will work for most applications. See Table 3-2 on
page 35.
The initial state of the digital output when the device is rebooted is configurable in
ACEmanager.
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Table 3-2: Digital I/O
Pins
3
4
11
12
Name
DIO[2...5]
(as input)
DIO[2...5]
(as output)
Specification
Min
Typical
Max
Units
Input low state voltage
(At or below this voltage, relay reads as low)
—
—
1.2
V
Input high state voltage range
(At or above this voltage, relay reads as high)
2.2
—
—
V
Input leakage current at 5 V
—
0.05
—
mA
Input leakage current at 12 V
—
1.8
—
mA
Input leakage current at 24 V
—
5.5
—
mA
Open drain drive to ground
—
100
—
mA
Maximum open circuit voltage applied
—
—
30
V
Local Management
When the Ethernet port is connected to the enterprise router, ACEmanager
requires a USB connection to a management PC and ALEOS must be configured
to support virtual Ethernet over the USB interface.
AT Commands can also be executed locally if the USB interface is configured as
a virtual serial connection.
Remote Management
Once power is applied and the configuration template is set up, the ES Series
device can be remotely managed using one of three methods:
•
ACEmanager—OTA connections to the device (One on one management)
Refer to the ALEOS Software Configuration User Guide.
•
AirVantage Management Service—One to many management service
Refer to www.sierrawireless.com/en/productsandservices/AirVantage/Management_Service.aspx
•
SNMP—SNMP trap reporting and MIB tree parsing
Refer to the ALEOS Software Configuration User Guide for more information
or go to source.sierrawireless.com for a soft copy.
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Radio Frequency Bands by Product
Table 4-1: ES450 MC7304 International
Radio
Technology
LTE
HSPA
EDGE
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Band
Frequency
Band 1 (2100 MHz)
Tx: 1920 – 1980 MHz
Rx: 2110 – 2170 MHz
Band 3 (1800 MHz)
Tx: 1710 – 1785 MHz
Rx: 1805 – 1880 MHz
Band 7 (2600 MHz)
Tx: 2500 – 2570 MHz
Rx: 2620 – 2690 MHz
Band 8 (900 MHz)
Tx: 800 – 915 MHz
Rx: 925 – 960 MHz
Band 20 (800 MHz)
Tx: 832 – 862 MHz
Rx: 791 – 821 MHz
Band 1 (2100 MHz)
Tx: 1920 – 1980 MHz
Rx: 2110 – 2170 MHz
Band 2 (1900 MHz)
Tx: 1850 - 1910 MHz
Rx: 1930 - 1990 MHz
Band 5 (850 MHz)
Tx: 824 - 849 MHz
Rx: 869 - 894 MHz
Band 6 (800 MHz)
Tx: 830 - 840 MHz
Rx: 875 - 885 MHz
Band 8 (900 MHz)
Tx: 880 – 915 MHz
Rx: 925– 960 MHz
GSM 850 (850 MHz)
Tx: 824 - 849 MHz
Rx: 869 - 894 MHz
GSM 900 (900 MHz)
Tx: 880 – 915 MHz
Rx: 925 – 960 MHz
DCS 1800 (1800 MHz)
Tx: 1710 – 1785 MHz
Rx: 1805 – 1880 MHz
PCS1900 (1900 MHz)
Tx: 1850 – 1910 MHz
Rx: 1930 – 1990 MHz
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Table 4-2: ES450 MC7354 North America
Radio Technology
LTE
CDMA/EV-DO
HSPA
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Band
Frequency
Band 2 (1900 MHz)
Tx: 1850 - 1910 MHz
Rx: 1930 - 1990 MHz
Band 4 (AWS)
(1700 / 2100 MHz)
Tx: 1710 - 1755 MHz
Rx: 2110 - 2155 MHz
Band 5 (850 MHz)
Tx: 824 - 849 MHz
Rx: 869 - 894 MHz
Band 13 (700 MHz)
Tx: 777 - 787 MHz
Rx: 746 - 756 MHz
Band 17 (700 MHz)
Tx: 704 - 746 MHz
Rx: 734 - 746 MHz
Band 25
(1900 MHz Block G)
Tx: 1850 - 1915 MHz
Rx: 1930 - 1995 MHz
BC0
(US Cellular 800 MHz)
Tx: 824 - 849 MHz
Rx: 869 - 894 MHz
BC1 (PCS 1900 MHz)
Tx: 1850 - 1910 MHz
Rx: 1930 - 1990 MHz
BC10
(Secondary 800 MHz)
Tx: 817 - 824 MHz
Rx: 861 - 869 MHz
Band 1 (2100 MHz)
Tx: 1920 – 1980 MHz
Rx: 2110 – 2170 MHz
Band 2 (1900 MHz)
Tx: 1850 - 1910 MHz
Rx: 1930 - 1990 MHz
Band 4
(AWS 1700/ 2100 MHz)
Tx: 1710 - 1755 MHz
Rx: 2100 - 2155 MHz
Band 5 (850 MHz)
Tx: 824 - 849 MHz
Rx: 869 - 894 MHz
Band 8 (900 MHz)
Tx: 880 – 915 MHz
Rx: 925– 960 MHz
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Table 4-2: ES450 MC7354 North America (Continued)
Radio Technology
EDGE
Band
Frequency
GSM 850 (850 MHz)
Tx: 824 - 849 MHz
Rx: 869 - 894 MHz
GSM 900 (900 MHz)
Tx: 880 – 915 MHz
Rx: 925 – 960 MHz
DCS 1800 (1800 MHz)
Tx: 1710 – 1785 MHz
Rx: 1805 – 1880 MHz
PCS1900 (1900 MHz)
Tx: 1850 – 1910 MHz
Rx: 1930 – 1990 MHz
Table 4-3: ES440 Verizon MC7750 Verizon Wireless
Radio Technology
Band
Frequencies
LTE
Band 13 (700 MHz)
Tx: 777 – 787 MHz
Rx: 746 – 756 MHz
CDMA/EV-DO
BC0 (US Cellular)
(800 MHz)
Tx: 824 – 849 MHz
Rx: 869 – 894 MHz
BC1 (US PCS)
(1900 MHz)
Tx: 1850 – 1910 MHz
Rx: 1930 – 1990 MHz
Table 4-4: ES440 MC7700 AT&T and Canada
Radio Technology
LTE
HSPA
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Band
Frequency
Band 17 (700 MHz)
(AT&T)
Tx: 704 – 716 MHz
Rx: 734 – 746 MHz
Band 4 (700 MHz)
(Canada)
Tx: 1710 – 1755 MHz
Rx: 2110 – 2155 MHz
Band I
(2100 MHz)
Tx: 1920 – 1980 MHz
Rx: 2110 – 2170 MHz
Band 2
(1900 MHz)
Tx: 1850 – 1910 MHz
Rx: 1930 – 1990 MHz
Band 5
(850 MHz)
Tx: 824 – 849 MHz
Rx: 869 – 894 MHz
Band 8
(900 MHz)
Tx: 880 – 915 MHz
Rx: 925– 960 MHz
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Table 4-4: ES440 MC7700 AT&T and Canada (Continued)
Radio Technology
Band
Frequency
EDGE
GSM 850
(850 MHz)
Tx: 824 – 849 MHz
Rx: 869 – 894 MHz
EGSM 900
(900 MHz)
Tx: 880 – 915 MHz
Rx: 925 – 960 MHz
DCS1800
(1800 MHz)
Tx: 1710 – 1785 MHz
Rx: 1805 – 1880 MHz
PCS 1900
(1900 MHz)
Tx: 1850 – 1910 MHz
Rx: 1930 – 1990 MHz
Table 4-5: ES440 MC7710 Europe
Radio Technology
LTE
HSPA
EDGE
Band
Frequency
Band 1 (2100 MHz)
Tx: 1920 – 1980 MHz
Rx: 2110 – 2170 MHz
Band 3 (1800 MHz)
Tx: 1710 – 1785 MHz
Rx: 1805 – 1880 MHz
Band 7 (2600 MHz)
Tx: 2500 – 2570 MHz
Rx: 2620 – 2690 MHz
Band 8 (900 MHz)
Tx: 800 – 915 MHz
Rx: 925 – 960 MHz
Band 20 (800 MHz)
Tx: 832 – 862 MHz
Rx: 791 – 821 MHz
Band 1 (2100 MHz)
Tx: 1920 – 1980 MHz
Rx: 2110 – 2170 MHz
Band 8 (900 MHz)
Tx: 880 – 915 MHz
Rx: 925– 960 MHz
GSM 900 (900 MHz)
Tx: 880 – 915 MHz
Rx: 925 – 960 MHz
DCS 1800 (1800 MHz)
Tx: 1710 – 1785 MHz
Rx: 1805 – 1880 MHz
PCS1900 (1900 MHz)
Tx: 1850 – 1910 MHz
Rx: 1930 – 1990 MHz
Host Interfaces
40
•
10/100 Base-T RJ-45 Ethernet
•
RS-232 Serial port (DCE, requires null modem for console connection)
•
USB V2.0 Micro-B connector
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2 SMA antenna connectors (Primary, Secondary)
•
Active antenna support
Protocols
•
Network: TCP/IP, UDP/IP, DNS
•
Routing: NAT, Host Port Routing, DHCP, PPPoE, VLAN, VRRP, Reliable
Static Route
•
Applications: Telnet/SSH, Reverse Telnet, SMTP, SNMP, SNTP
Environmental
•
Operating temperature: -20°C to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F)
•
Storage temperature: -30°C to +70°C (-22°F to +158°F)
Table 4-6: Operational/Non-Operational Environmental
Specifications
Category
Op / Non-op
Reference
Drop
Non-operational
MIL-STD-810F, Method 516.5D
Electrostatic
Discharge
Operational
IEC 61000-4-2
Surface Abrasion
Non-operational
IEC 60068-2-70 Part 2, Test Xb
Relative Humidity
Non-operational
MIL-STD-810F, 507.4
IP Rating
Non-operational
IEC 60529 – IP20
Cargo Vibration
Non-operational
ISTA 2A 2001, test categories 1, 4, 5, & 6
Table 4-7: Environmental Specifications
Document Name
Specification
Free Fall Test
IEC 60068-2-2
Low Storage Temperature
IEC 60068-2-1
Thermal Shock
MIL-STD-810, Method 501.4, 502.4
Industry Certifications
Rev 1 Jan.15
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FCC, IC, PTCRB
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CE, ACMA RCM, GCF, R&TTE
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CB Scheme, UL 60950
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ISO 7637-2
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RoHS, REACH, WEEE
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Power
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Voltage range: 9–36 VDC
Power Consumption
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100–240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 500 mA
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Adapters for North and South America, Great Britain, Europe, Australia and
New Zealand
Dimensions and Weight
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142 mm x 98.3 mm x 40.5 mm
(5.6 in. x 3.8 in. x 1.6 in.)
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397 g (14 oz.)
SIM Card holder
•
The SIM socket is a 6-pin socket operated at 1.8 V/3.3 V.
•
This interface is compliant with the applicable 3GPP standards for USIM.
Construction Materials
The ES Series case is die cast using aluminum alloy A380, which is powder
coated.
RoHS
The ES440 and ES450 comply with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances
Directive (RoHS). This directive restricts the use of six hazardous materials in the
manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment.
Device Management
•
AirVantage® Management Service cloud-based device management application
For more information, go to www.sierrawireless.com/productsandservices/AirVantage_M2M_Cloud.aspx.
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ACEManager™
For more information, refer to the ALEOS Software Configuration User Guide.
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AT Commands
For more information, refer to the ALEOS Software Configuration User Guide.
Custom Applications
Use ALEOS Application Framework (AAF) to develop your own applications to
run on ES Series devices and leverage the AirVantage M2M Cloud platform.
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Lua language coding platform
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Remote application management
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Eclipse-based IDE
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Integrated real-time debugging
VPN/Security
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IPsec, SSL, and GRE VPN client
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Up to 5 VPN tunnels
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IKE encryption
•
Port forwarding and DMZ
•
Port filtering
•
Trusted IP
•
MAC address filtering
Authentication
•
LDAP
•
RADIUS
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TACACS+
Events Reporting
Rev 1 Jan.15
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Event Types: digital input, GPS/AVL, network parameters, data usage, timer,
power, device temperature
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Report types: SMS, email, SNMP trap, relay output, GPS RAP reports,
Events Protocol Message to Server
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Mechanical Specifications
Weight: 397 g (14 oz.)
Figure 4-1: AirLink ES440 and ES450 Mechanical Specifications
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AC Power Adapter Specifications
This section describes the specifications for the AC power adapter that comes
with the ES Series device.
AC Power Adapter Input
The input voltage range is 90 VAC to 264 VAC.
Minimum
Typical
Maximum
Input Voltage
90 VAC
100–240 VAC
264 VAC
Input frequency
47 Hz
50/60 Hz
63 Hz
The maximum input current is 500 mA at 100–240 VAC.
The inrush current will not exceed 70 A at 100–240 VAC input and maximum load
from a cold start at 25°C.
AC Power Adapter Output
Output Voltage
—
Minimum
Typical
11.4 VDC
12.0 VDC
Maximum
12.6 VDC
Test
conditions
0 ~ 1.5 A loading
AC Power Adapter Environmental Conditions
Operating
Operating Temperature
0°C ~ 40°C (operates normally)
Relative Humidity
10% ~ 90%
Altitude
Sea level to 2,000 meters
Vibration
1.0 mm, 10–55 Hz, 15 minutes per cycle for each axis (X, Y, Z)
Non-operating
Rev 1 Jan.15
Storage temperature
-30°C ~ 70°C
Relative Humidity
10% ~ 90%
Vibration and Shock
MIL-STD-810D, method 514
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Reliability and Quality Control
MTBF
When the power supply is operating within the limits of this specification, the
MTBF is at least 50,000 hours at 25°C (MIL-HDBK-217F).
Safety Standards
The power supply is certified with the following international regulatory standards:
Regulatory
Agency
Country or
Region
Certified
Standard
UL
USA
Approved
UL60950-1
GS
Europe
Approved
EN60950-1
CE
Europe
Approved
EN60950-1
SAA
Australia
Approved
AS/NZS 60950
CCC
China
Approved
GB4943
CUL
Canada
Approved
CSA C22.2 NO.60950-1
Regulatory Standards
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47 CFR-Parts 2, 15, 22, 24
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Industry Canada RSS-132
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Industry Canada RSS-133
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R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC
· EMC standards
· EN 301 489-1
· EN 301 489-7
· EN 301 489-24
· Radio Spectrum standards
· EN 301 908-1
· EN 301 908-2
· EN 301 511
· Safety
· IEC 60950-1:2005 (2nd Edition); Am 1:2009
· EN60950-1:2006 +All:2009
· RoHS
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PTCRB
EMC Standards
The power supply meets the radiated and conducted emission requirements for
EN55022, FCC Part 15, Class B, GB9254.
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Hazardous Substances
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EU Directive 2011/65/EU “RoHS”
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EU Directive 2002/96/EC “WEEE”
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REACH
Energy Efficiency
Rev 1 Jan.15
•
No-load power consumption is less than 0.3 W at input
115/230 VAC 60/50 Hz.
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Average active mode efficiency is greater than 80.4% at input
115/230 VAC 60/50 Hz.
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International Efficiency Level V
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Energy Star Energy Efficiency requirements for external power supplies
(EPS Version 2)
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Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations for external power supplies
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5: Regulatory Information
Federal Communications Commission
Notice (FCC United States)
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial
environment.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is
likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be
required to correct the interference at his own expense.
Warning: Changes or modifications to this device not expressly approved
by Sierra Wireless could void the user's authority to operate this equipment.
Important Information for North
American Users on Radiation Exposure
This equipment complies with FCC/IC radiation exposure limits set
forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be
installed and operated with a minimum distance of 20 cm between
the radiator and the user’s body.
Warning: This product is only to be installed by qualified personnel.
Warning: A minimum separation distance of 20 cm must be maintained
between the antenna(s) used for this transmitter and all personnel.
Informations Importantes Pour les Utilisateurs
Nord-Américains sur L'exposition aux
Radiations
Ce matériel est conforme aux limites établies par FCC/IC en matière
d’exposition aux radiofréquences dans un environment non contrôlé.
Ce matériel doit être installé et utilisé à une distance d’au moins
20 cm entrel’antenne et le corps de l’utilisateur.
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Avertissement : Ce produit est uniquement être installé par du personnel qualifié.
Avertissement : Une distance minimale de 20 cm doit être maintenue entre l'antenne
(s) utilisées pour cet émetteur et l'ensemble du personnel.
Europe Generic Devices
Sierra Wireless hereby declares the AirLink ES440 and ES450 conform to all the
essential requirements of Directive 1999/5/EC.
These products display the CE mark.
Warning: This product is only to be installed by qualified personnel.
Warning: Changes or modifications to this device not expressly approved by Sierra
Wireless could void the user's authority to operate this equipment.
Warning: A minimum separation distance of 20 cm must be maintained between the
antenna(s) used for this transmitter and all personnel.
The Declaration of Conformity made under Directive 1999/5/EC is available for
viewing at: source.sierrawireless.com.
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A: Acronyms
Table A-1: Acronyms
Acronym or Term
1xEV-DO
Definition
Single Carrier (1X) EVolution — Data Only
A high-speed standard for cellular packet data
communications.
It supports Internet connections with data rates up to 3.1 Mbps.
(downlink from the network) and 1.8 Mbps (uplink to the
network). Average data rates are roughly: for Rev. A:
600-1300 kbps. (downlink from the network) and 300-400 kbps
(uplink to the network); for Rev. 0: 400-700 kbps (downlink
from the network) and 40-80 kbps (uplink to the network).
Actual speed depends on the network conditions. Compare to
1X.
1X
Single Carrier (1X) Radio Transmission Technology
A high-speed standard for cellular packet data
communications.
It supports Internet connections with data rates up to 153 kbps
(simultaneously in each direction—downlink and uplink).
Actual speed depends on the network conditions. Compare to
1xEV-DO.
3GPP
3rd Generation Partnership Project
AT
A set of device commands, preceded by “AT” originally
developed by Hayes, Inc. for their devices. The structure (but
not the specific commands, which vary greatly from
manufacturer to manufacturer) is a de facto device industry
standard.
CDMA
Code Division Multiple Access
A wideband spread spectrum technique used in digital cellular,
personal communications services, and other wireless
networks. Wide channels (1.25 MHz) are obtained through
spread spectrum transmissions, thus allowing many active
users to share the same channel. Each user is assigned a
unique digital code, which differentiates the individual
conversations on the same channel.
Rev 1 Jan.15
cdmaOne
The IS-95 CDMA standard developed by QUALCOMM Inc.
DCE
Data Communications Equipment
EIA
Electronics Industry Association
EMC
Electro Magnetic Compatibility
EMI
Electro Magnetic Interference
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Definition
Acronym or Term
EU
European Union Organization of European countries
ERP
Effective Radiated Power
ESN
Electronic Serial Number
The unique first-generation serial number assigned to the
LS300 for use on the wireless network.Compare to MEID.
FCC
Federal Communications Commission
The U.S. federal agency that is responsible for interstate and
foreign communications. The FCC regulates commercial and
private radio spectrum management, sets rates for
communications services, determines standards for
equipment, and controls broadcast licensing. Consult
www.fcc.gov.
FW
Firmware
Software stored in ROM or EEPROM; essential programs that
remains even when the system is turned off. Firmware is
easier to change than hardware but more permanent than
software stored on disk.
GPS
Global Positioning System
A system that uses a series of 24 satellites to provide
navigational data.
HSPA
High Speed Packet Access
An amalgamation of two mobile telephony protocols: High
Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) and High Speed
Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA).
It extends and improves the performance of existing 3rd
generation mobile telecommunication networks utilizing the
WCDMA protocols.
HSPA+
Evolved HSPA (also called HSPA+) allows bit-rates to reach as
high as 168 Mbit/s in the downlink and 22 Mbit/s in the uplink.
An improved 3GPP standard.
IEC
International Electrotechnical Commission
IOTA
Internet Over The Air
An automated feature, supported by some service providers,
to perform account setup for you by making a connection to
the CDMA network and using a secure Internet connection to
download account parameters to your device.
IS
Interim Standard
After receiving industry consensus, the TIATIA/EIA forwards
the standard to ANSI for approval.
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Definition
Acronym or Term
kbps
Kilobits per second
Actually 1000, not 1024, as used in computer memory size
measurements of kilobytes.
LED
Light Emitting Diode
A semiconductor diode that emits visible or infrared light.
LTE
Long Term Evolution
High performance air interface for cellular mobile
communication systems.
Mbps
Millions of bits per second, or Megabits per second.
MEID
Mobile Equipment IDentifier
The unique second-generation serial number assigned to the
device for use on the wireless network. Compare to ESN.
NV
Non-Volatile (memory)
OEM
Original Equipment Manufacturer
A company that manufactures a product and sells it to a
reseller.
PCS
Personal Communications Services
A cellular communication infrastructure that uses a different
frequency range than Advanced Mobile Phone System
(AMPS).
PPP
Point to Point Protocol.
An alternative communications protocol used between
computers, or between computers and routers on the Internet.
PPP is an enhanced Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP).
PRI
Product Release Instructions
A file containing the settings used to configure devices for a
particular service provider, customer, or purpose.
RF
Radio Frequency
RoHS
Restriction of use of Hazardous substances. EU Directive
2002/95
Rx
Receive
SKU
Stock Keeping Unit
Identifies an inventory item: a unique code, consisting of
numbers or letters and numbers, assigned to a product by a
retailer for purposes of identification and inventory control.
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Definition
Acronym or Term
SMS
Short Message Service
A feature that allows users of a wireless device on a wireless
network to receive or transmit short electronic alphanumeric
messages (up to 160 characters, depending on the service
provider).
TIA/EIA
Telecommunications Industry Association / Electronics
Industry Association
A standards setting trade organization, whose members
provide communications and information technology products,
systems, distribution services and professional services in the
United States and around the world. Consult
www.tiaonline.org.
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Tx
Transmit
USB
Universal Serial Bus
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A
I
Acronyms, 51
Agency standards, 46
AirVantage, AVMS, 12
ALEOS
default user name and password, 21
description of, 11
Analog input voltage sensing
on power connector, 33
Antenna
auxiliary receive port, 10
Diversity/AUX, 10
maximum gain, 10
receive and transmit port, 10
Receive port, backup, 10
safe mounting, 29
separation, 30
AUX/Diversity antenna connector, 10
AVMS, 12
Ignition sense pin, on power connector, 32
Installing SIM card, 16
IP address
obtaining with command line prompt, 23
L
LED
also see specific LED, 9
description of LED, 23
M
Measuring external voltages, 33
O
On/Off, device turn on with qualified voltage, 33
C
Case, composition of, 42
Cloud computing with AVMS, 12
Communication
AirVantage, 12
command line prompt, using, 23
Ethernet connector, 10
virtual Ethernet/serial port via USB, 11
Configuring with
ACEmanager, 21
AirVantage, 22
AT Commands, 23
Connecting to
VCC, ignition and external devices, 32
D
Default
settings for device, reset to, 9
Diversity/AUX Antenna Connector, 10
E
Ethernet
computer connection and log in, 21
connector, 10
Ethernet connector, 10
P
Pinging device with command line prompt, 23
Power
connection, 32
connector, measuring external voltages, 33
qualified voltage for device turn on/off, 33
R
Receive port, backup, 10
Regulatory specifications, 46
Reset button, 9
RoHS compliance, 42
RS-232 port
on rear panel, 10
S
Serial port
RS-232, 10
SIM card
installing, 16
Specifications,regulatory, 46
Standards, regulatory, 46
U
G
Glossary, 51
Ground connection, 32
Rev 1 Jan.15
USB port
on front panel, 10
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V
VCC connector, 32
Vehicle
connection of Pin 3 for device turn on/off, 33
56
Virtual Ethernet port, 11
Voltage
monitoring battery or power input, 33
starting device with qualified voltage, 33
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