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AirLink GX400 for Verizon
User Guide
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Preface
Important
Notice
Safety and
Hazards
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 AirLink GX400 are used in a normal manner
with a well-constructed network, the Sierra Wireless AirLink GX400 should not be
used in situations where failure to transmit or receive data could result in personal
hazard or risk 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 AirLink GX400, or for failure of the Sierra
Wireless AirLink GX400 to transmit or receive such data.
Do not operate the Sierra Wireless AirLink GX400 in areas where blasting is in
progress, or near medical equipment, life support equipment, or any equipment
which may be susceptible to any form of radio interference. In such areas, the
Sierra Wireless AirLink GX400 MUST BE POWERED OFF. The Sierra Wireless
AirLink GX400 can transmit signals that could interfere with this equipment.
Do not operate the Sierra Wireless AirLink GX400 in any aircraft, whether the
aircraft is on the ground or in flight. In aircraft, the Sierra Wireless AirLink GX400
MUST BE POWERED OFF. When operating, the Sierra Wireless AirLink GX400
can transmit signals that could interfere with various onboard systems.
Note: Some airlines may permit the use of cellular phones while the aircraft is on the
ground and the door is open. Sierra Wireless AirLink GX400 may be used at this time.
The driver or operator of any vehicle should not operate the Sierra Wireless
AirLink GX400 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 offense.
Limitation of
Liability
The information in this manual is subject to change without notice and does not
represent a commitment on the part of Sierra Wireless. SIERRA WIRELESS AND
ITS AFFILIATES SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR ANY AND ALL
DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, GENERAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL,
PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUE OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS OR REVENUE
ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE ANY SIERRA WIRELESS
PRODUCT, EVEN IF SIERRA WIRELESS AND/OR ITS AFFILIATES HAS BEEN
ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR THEY ARE
FORESEEABLE OR FOR CLAIMS BY ANY THIRD PARTY.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event shall Sierra Wireless and/or its
affiliates aggregate liability arising under or in connection with the Sierra Wireless
product, regardless of the number of events, occurrences, or claims giving rise to
liability, be in excess of the price paid by the purchaser for the Sierra Wireless
product.
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product includes technology licensed from QUALCOMM® 3G. This product is
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Contact
Information
Support Desk:
Phone: 1-877-231-1144
Hours: 5:00 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific Time,
Monday to Friday, except US Holidays
E-mail: support@sierrawireless.com
Sales Desk:
Phone: 1-510-624-4200
1-604-232-1488
Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific Time
E-mail: MobileandM2Msales@sierrawireless.com
Mail: Sierra Wireless America
39677 Eureka Drive
Newark, CA 94560
USA
Sierra Wireless
13811 Wireless Way
Richmond, BC
Canada
V6V 3A4
Fax: 1-510-624-4299
1-604-231-1109
Website: www.sierrawireless.com
Consult our website for up-to-date product descriptions, documentation,
application notes, firmware upgrades, troubleshooting tips, and press releases:
www.sierrawireless.com
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Revision
History
Revision
number
Release date
Changes
1.0
Q3 2010
GX400 for Verizon User Guide draft created and reviewed.
2.0
March 2011
GX400 for Verizon User Guide created and initially released.
3.0
November 2011
GX400 for Verizon User Guide updated. Major edits and additions made to Chapters
3 and 5, including new graphics, and new sections on device mounting, low power
modes, digital output, and LED reset. Other miscellaneous updates also added.
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Contents
Introduction to the AirLink GX400 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
ACEware™. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
ACEmanager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Simplified Deployment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Monitor and Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
ACEview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Connecting to Verizon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Steps of a Connection: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Dynamic vs. Static IP Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
EV-DO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Connection Methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
USB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Virtual Serial Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Networking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
IPsec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
GRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Events Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Tools and Reference Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Features and Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Power Consumption: (@12V DC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Standards/Approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Host Interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Application Interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
LED Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
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Interface Port Pin-Outs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Serial Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Power Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Installing and Activating AirLink GX400 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Physical Interfaces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Activating AirLink GX400 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Automatic Activation (OTASP). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Updating AirLink GX400 Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Confirming IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Configuring Through ACEmanager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Connecting the Antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
GPS Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Connecting to Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Connecting to a Computer or Other Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Ethernet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Serial Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
USB OTG Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
LED Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Light Patterns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Reset Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Mounting an AirLink GX400. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Mounting Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Configuring the AirLink GX400 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
ACEmanager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Using a Terminal Application with AT Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
AT Command. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
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Inputs, Relay Outputs, and Power Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Capturing External Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Digital Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Digital Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Power Modes and Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Power Effect on Device State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Monitoring Power-In Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Regulatory Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Federal Communications Commission Notice (FCC United States) . . . . 45
Industry Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Antenna Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
RF Exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
EU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
WEEE Notice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
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Introduction to the AirLink GX400
1: Introduction to the AirLink GX400
• ACEware™
• Connecting to
Verizon
• EV-DO
• Connection
Methods
• Networking
• Applications
• Software
• Documentation
The AirLink GX400 is a compact, intelligent, and fully-featured mobile
communications platform with multiple peripheral connections including serial,
Ethernet, and USB. Expanded I/O functionality in the power connector includes
one digital I/O and one low power timer enable input allowing remote
instrumentation possibilities.
Its high-precision GPS receiver, coupled with the rich embedded intelligence
provided by ALEOS™ technology, make AirLink GX400 the perfect choice for a
broad set of applications requiring superior remote management capabilities.
Figure 1-1: AirLink GX400
ALEOS, the embedded core technology of the Sierra Wireless AirLink product,
simplifies installation, operation and maintenance of any deployment, and
provides an always-on, always-aware intelligent connection for mission-critical
applications. ALEOS enables:
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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
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Real-Time GPS Reporting
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GPS Store and Forward
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Packet Level Diagnostics
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Device Management & Control
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Protocol Spoofing
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Figure 1-2: Powered by ALEOS
ACEware™
A wireless deployment is not complete until you have software tools to manage
the devices monitoring your valuable equipment. Using the AirLink Control
Environment (ACE), ACEWare is the device management and monitoring
application suite for Sierra Wireless AirLink devices powered by ALEOS.
Figure 1-3: ACEware Logo
The ACEware suite encompasses an application internal to the firmware
(ACEmanager), a Windows-based application (ACEview), and a web-hosted
application (ACEnet). You can download the ACEview and the user guides for all
ACEware from the Sierra Wireless AirLink Solutions web site: http://
www.sierrawireless.com/support. Contact your dealer or Sierra Wireless
representative for any further information.
Note: ACEview requires the Microsoft .NET Framework v. 2.0 and Microsoft Windows 98,
Windows 2000, Windows XP, or later. You can obtain the Microsoft .NET Framework from
Microsoft at: http://www.microsoft.com/.
ACEmanager
ACEmanager, the ACEWare internal to the firmware, is a configuration and
monitoring tool that simplifies deployment and provides extensive monitoring,
control, and management capabilities. ACEmanager gives you the power to
monitor and control your Sierra Wireless AirLink communications platforms in
real-time.
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Figure 1-4: ACEmanager: Status
Simplified Deployment
ACEmanager provides the ability to remotely set up and configure Sierra Wireless
AirLink products. Remote device setup and configuration reduces the time of your
wireless deployment and provides a quicker path to ROI.
Templates allow you to easily configure devices in your fleet with identical
settings, ensuring a simple, accurate deployment.
Monitor and Control
ACEmanager allows an administrator to remotely monitor a device’s status, health
and configuration settings. The user interface displays signal strength, cell site
information, byte counters, and error conditions, enabling you to pinpoint any
issues and troubleshoot immediately.
ACEmanager enables remote configuration and parameter settings to be
changed or reset instantly over the air, change a device’s port configuration, IP
address settings, GPS settings, and much more. After configuring one device,
use the template feature to copy that device configuration to other devices.
Tip: Configuration steps and examples in this guide use ACEmanager.
ACEview
ACEview is an efficient status and connection monitoring application with a lowprofile, easy to read interface.
Figure 1-5: ACEview
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Connecting to Verizon
The AirLink GX400 uses Verizon as an ISP (Internet Service Provider) to connect
you to the Internet.
Steps of a Connection:
1. When your AirLink GX400 is powered on, it automatically searches for
cellular service using CDMA-based cellular technology.
2. Your AirLink GX400 establishes a PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol or “dial” up
connection) link to the Verizon network, also called registering on the
network, and receives an IP address.
3. When your AirLink GX400 has received its IP address from Verizon, a
connection to the Internet or the cellular network is also available for
computers or other devices connected directly to the AirLink GX400.
The AirLink GX400 will perform routing for all internet traffic to and from the
computers or other end devices.
With the AirLink GX400 in Ethernet Public mode, only one device connected to
the Ethernet port will receive the public IP address which is the one provided by
the cellular network. In Ethernet Private mode, with a hub or switch connected to
the Ethernet port, the AirLink GX400 will provide NAT (network address
translation) for a range of computers or other devices connected to the switch or
hub and allows Internet access to all of them.
Dynamic vs. Static IP Addresses
There are two types of addresses on networks: dynamic and static.
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Dynamic addresses are assigned on a “need to have” basis. Your AirLink
GX400 might not always receive the same address each time it connects with
Verizon.
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Static addresses are permanently assigned to a particular account and will
always be used whenever your AirLink GX400 connects to the Internet. The
IP address will not be given to anyone else.
Most ISPs (cellular included) use dynamic IP addresses rather than static IP
addresses since it allows them to reuse a smaller number of IP addresses for a
large number of customers. A dynamic IP address is suitable for many common
Internet uses, such as web browsing, looking up data on another computer
system, or other client functions (such as data only being sent out or only being
received after an initial request).
Tip: If your account with Verizon includes a dynamic IP address and you need a static IP,
please consult your Verizon Representative for more information about changing your
account for static IP support.
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If you need to contact your AirLink GX400, a device connected to the AirLink
GX400, or a host system using the AirLink GX400 from the Internet, you need to
have a known IP (such as one which is static) or domain name (an IP address
converted by a DNS server into a word based name). If you have a dynamic IP
address for your device, you can use a Dynamic DNS service (such as IP
Manager) to translate your IP address into to a domain name.
Caution: If you want to connect remotely to your AirLink GX400 using TCP/IP, the IP
address given to your device by Verizon cannot be a private or internal IP address (such
as a special private network) unless you are on the same network or inside that network’s
firewall (such as with frame relay).
EV-DO
CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) is the underlying digital radio network
technology used by many cellular providers across the globe and is prevalent in
North America. To provide backward compatibility and seamless connections in a
wider range of locations, Sierra Wireless EV-DO products like the AirLink GX400
will fall back to 1x when EV-DO is not available.
Sierra Wireless is certified with Verizon, a prominent North American 1x and
EV-DO carrier.
EV-DO revision A is an enhancement on the original revision 0 adding expanded
upload capabilities and a more robust connection overall. In addition to increasing
the downlink speed, revision A increases the uplink speed, is backwards
compatible, and automatically connects with existing and broadly deployed EVDO Rev. 0 and 1x networks ensuring reliable and pervasive connectivity.
Security
1x data transmissions are highly secure. Originally developed based upon the
“spread spectrum” pioneered by the US Department of Defense, security in
CDMA technologies is obtained by spreading the digital information contained in
a particular signal of interest over multiple coded paths, and over a much greater
bandwidth than the original signal.
Connection Methods
You can connect the AirLink GX400 to a USB (micro A/B), an Ethernet (RJ45), or
a serial (RS232) port on a computer. When connected to a USB or Ethernet port,
the AirLink GX400 behaves like a network card.
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USB
The AirLink GX400 is equipped with a USB port which increases the methods by
which you can send and receive data. The USB port can be set to work as either
a virtual Ethernet port or a virtual serial port. A driver installation is required to
use the USB port in either mode.
It is recommended that you use a USB 2.0 cable with your AirLink GX400 and
connect directly to your computer for best throughput.
Virtual Serial Port
The AirLink GX400 supports one virtual serial port over USB. This VSP can be
used, for example, to send AT commands or to run many serial based
applications such as HyperTerminal®.
Networking
IPsec
The IP protocol that drives the Internet is inherently insecure. Internet Protocol
Security (IPsec), which is a standards-based protocol, secures communications
of IP packets over public networks.
IPsec is a common network layer security control and is used to create a virtual
private network (VPN).
The advantages of the IPsec feature includes:
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Data Protection: Data Content Confidentiality allows users to protect their
data from any unauthorized view, because the data is encrypted (encryption
algorithms are used).
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Access Control: Access Control implies a security service that prevents
unauthorized use of a Security Gateway, a network behind a gateway or
bandwidth on that network.
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Data Origin Authentication: Data Origin Authentication verifies the actual
sender, thus eliminating the possibility of forging the actual sender’s identification by a third-party.
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Data Integrity: Data Integrity Authentication allows both ends of the communication channel to confirm that the original data sent has been received as
transmitted, without being tampered with in transit. This is achieved by using
authentication algorithms and their outputs.
The IPsec architecture model includes the Sierra Wireless AirLink gateway as a
remote gateway at one end communicating, through a VPN tunnel, with a VPN
gateway at the other end. The remote gateway is connected to a Remote network
and the VPN is connected to the Local network. The communication of data is
secure through the IPSec protocols.
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Figure 1-6: IPSec Architecture
GRE
GRE (Generic Routing Encapsulation) is a tunneling protocol used to carry nonIP packets through an IP Network. Non-IP packets that are sent over the GRE
tunnel must first be encapsulated. Hence, ALEOS is used to configure and
encapsulate non-IP packets and transmit over IP through the GRE tunnel.
Applications
Events Reporting
Events Reporting is a Sierra Wireless AirLink device feature, provided by
ACEmanager, that allows the users to generate reports from the events that take
place. Events Reporting Protocol is an intuitive embedded protocol which
automatically formats the messages based on an event trigger. The messages
generated are then reported to the remote server.
Software
The AirLink GX400 device comes with the following software:
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ACEview, the Windows-based software for the AirLink GX400 which allows
you to monitor your connections
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Drivers for Windows XP and Windows 7 32-bit for the USB virtual Ethernet
and USB virtual serial connections. A 64-bit version is available from Support
at www.sierrawireless.com
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Firmware that is stored in non-volatile memory and includes ACEmanager.
The AirLink GX400 has an embedded radio module made by Sierra Wireless,
Inc. There are two firmware programs on the device—one stored on the controller board of the AirLink GX400 and one on the radio module.
This firmware was loaded into the radio module and controller board when the
AirLink GX400 was assembled. As new versions of the software and firmware
are released, they are posted at www.sierrawireless.com.
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Documentation
This AirLink GX400 for Verizon User Guide describes how to:
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Install the AirLink GX400 hardware.
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Connect the radio antennas.
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Connect a notebook computer and other input/output
(I/O) devices.
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Interpret the LEDs on the AirLink GX400 and the indicators in the ACEview
software.
This User Guide is provided as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file on the
installation CD or from the Sierra Wireless support website.
Tools and Reference Documents
User Guide
Description
ALEOS User Guide
This document discusses software configuration in ACEmanager and explains all ALEOS
features.
ACEview User Guide
This document explains the use of this utility tool which is used to view and monitor the
connection state of a Sierra Wireless AirLink device.
ACEnet User Guide
This document explains the use of ACEnet services for the remote management of a Sierra
Wireless AirLink device.
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Specifications
2: Specifications
• Interface Port PinOuts
• Power Connector
Features and Benefits
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Powered by ALEOS
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Embedded Machine Protocols
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Connection Management
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IPSec/VPN; Firewall
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LBS & Events Reporting Engines
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ACEware interface
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Remote Management and Configuration
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Ethernet, Serial, USB OTG (On-The-Go)
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1 Digital I/O, 1 low power timer enable input
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Rx Diversity (3G)
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Hardware expansion options (IESM)
Technology
EV-DO Rev.A with fallback to:
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CDMA EV-DO (Rev.0)
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CDMA 1xRTT
Environmental
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Operating Temperature:
· -30° to 70° Celsius
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Storage Temperature:
· -40° to 85° Celsius
Power Consumption: (@12V DC)
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Transmit/Receive (Typical/Max) 190/430 mA
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Idle 145 mA
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Low Power Mode <50 mA
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Input Voltage 9 - 36V DC
Standards/Approvals
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Carrier specific approvals
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CE
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FCC
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RoHS Compliant
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Industry Canada
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Mil-Spec 810-F Certified
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Class 1 Div 2 Certified
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e-Mark
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IP 64
Host Interfaces
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Ethernet: 10/100 Mbps RJ-45
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USB "micro A/B" locking
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RS-232: DB-9 DCE (300-230400 baud)
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I/O: one on power connector
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Antenna Connection:
· Primary Cellular - 50 Ohm SMA
· Receive Diversity - 50 Ohm SMA
· GPS - 50 Ohm SMA
Warning: The antenna must be installed to provide a separation distance of at least 20
cm from all persons.
Dimensions
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143 mm x 96 mm x 44 mm (5.5 in x 3.8 in x 1.7 in)
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396gms (14 oz)
Application Interfaces
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TCP/IP, UDP/IP, DHCP, HTTP, SNMP, SMTP, SMS, MSCI, NMEA, TAIP, GPS,
and more
LED Indicators
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Network
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Signal
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Activity
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Power
Interface Port Pin-Outs
Serial Port
R1 (Ring Indicator)
CTS (Clear to Send) < RTS (Request to Send) - >
DSR (Data to Send) < -
9
5
8
7
6
4
3
2
1
< - > GND (Ground)
< - DTR Data Terminal Ready)
< - Rx (Receive)
- > Tx (Transmit)
- > DCD (Data Carrier Detect)
Figure 2-1: Serial Port Diagram: Female DB-9 DCE (not to scale)
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Power Connector
Figure 2-2: Power Connector (Not to scale)
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Installing and Activating AirLink GX400
3: Installing and Activating AirLink GX400
• Physical Interfaces
• Requirements
• Activating AirLink
GX400
• Automatic
Activation
(OTASP)
• Updating AirLink
GX400 Firmware
• Configuring
Through
ACEmanager
• Connecting the
Antennas
• Connecting to a
Computer or
Other Device
• LED Operation
• Mounting an AirLink
GX400
This chapter provides step-by-step directions for activating your AirLink GX400 on
Verizon’s network.
The AirLink GX400 should be mounted in a position that provides easy access for
all cabling. Cables should not be bent, constricted, in close proximity to high
amperage, or exposed to extreme temperatures. The LEDs on the front and top
panel should be visible for ease of operational verification. Ensure that there is
adequate airflow around the device, and that it is kept free from direct exposure to
such environmental elements as the sun, rain, dust, etc.
Figure 3-1: AirLink GX400 front and back plate
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Physical Interfaces
The AirLink GX400 has the following physical interfaces and connections:
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Primary Cellular - 50 Ohm SMA
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Receive Diversity - 50 Ohm SMA
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GPS - 50 Ohm SMA
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USB OTG Micro A/B locking
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1 Ethernet port (RJ-45)
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1 serial port (RS-232)
Requirements
1. Cellular account from Verizon Wireless.
2. Software:
· ACEmanager - Graphical interface for configuring/managing the GX400.
· A terminal application (e.g., Microsoft HyperTerminal).
3. Hardware:
· Ethernet cable -10/100 fast Ethernet interface for management, software
downloads/upgrades and data communication.
· Serial cable - A serial console port is available for initial product configurations and debug.
· USB cable Type "A" to micro type "B" (can be locking)
Note: The USB port cannot configure the device until a driver is installed on the
connecting computer.
· Power adapter and a power source - You will need a power supply and
power source for the device.
Note: The AC power adapter for the GX400 has a different pin-out than previous AirLink
devices. The AC power adapter MUST be used or the GX400 wil not operate properly.
· PC or laptop - To configure the device, you will need a computer with an
available Ethernet, serial, or USB port.
Refer to the ACEmanager User Guide for more details on configuration via
Ethernet, serial, and USB.
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Activating AirLink GX400
To activate your device, follow the instructions below:
1. Connect the AirLink GX400 with antennas -See Connecting the Antennas on
page 26.
2. Plug the power cable to the power connector on the back panel of the AirLink
GX400 - See Connecting to Power on page 27.
3. Connect your computer to the AirLink GX400 with an ethernet, serial or USB
cable - See Connecting to a Computer or Other Device on page 29.
4. Observe the LEDs - See LED Operation on page 31.
Wait 60-90 seconds for the AirLink GX400 to initialize and go on the air.
Automatic Activation (OTASP)
One of the special features of your AirLink GX400 for Verizon is the ability to
activate itself automatically. When you first power on the AirLink GX400, it will
check to see if it has been activated with account data. If it finds that it has not yet
been activated, the AirLink GX400 will attempt to retrieve the account data from
the Verizon network using Over-the-Air Service Provisioning (OTASP).
Note: You must have a Verizon account before you attempt automatic activation. If you do
not have a Verizon account for your AirLink GX400, it will not succeed at activation.
Updating AirLink GX400 Firmware
For installing the latest firmware version (.exe file), you can go to the Sierra
Wireless website: http://www.sierrawireless.com/support.
Confirming IP Address
Check the IP Address in your Local Area Connection window. The IP Address in
the window in Figure 3 is for a USB/net connection.
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Figure 3-2: Confirm IP Address
Configuring Through ACEmanager
ACEmanager is a free utility. Follow the steps below to connect to ACEmanager
and begin configuring the device.
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Ensure that the AirLink GX400 is properly connected to allow access to the
ACEmanager user interface.
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Go to: http://192.168.13.31:9191 the first time you connect to ACEmanager.
Connecting the Antennas
Warning: This device is not intended for use within close proximity of the human body.
Antenna installation should provide for at least a 20 cm separation from the operator.
Antennas selected should not exceed a maximum gain of 4.55 dBi in Cellular
Band and 2.85 dBi in PCS band under any standard installation configuration. In
more complex installations (such as those requiring long lengths of cable and/or
multiple connections), it is imperative that the installer follow maximum dBi gain
guidelines in accordance with the radio communications regulations of the
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Industry Canada, or your country’s
regulatory body (if used outside the US).
Your AirLink GX400 will work with most cellular antennas with an SMA connector.
Connect the primary antenna or primary RF cable directly to the antenna
connector on the back of the AirLink GX400.
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Tip: When using a cable to an antenna placed away from the device, minimize the length
of your cable. All gain from a more advantageous antenna placement can be lost with a
long cable to the device.
GPS Antenna
The AirLink GX400 will work with most standard active GPS antennas. Connect
the GPS antenna or cable directly to the threaded SMA connector.
If you are mounting the AirLink GX400 into a vehicle, the less the cable is
wrapped and bound together, the better it will perform. Place it on the roof, on the
dash, or on a rear panel where it has a greater than 90° angle view of the sky.
There are three options for antenna mounts:
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Magnetic roof-mount
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Through glass-mount
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Permanent mount
GX400
Figure 3-3: GPS Antenna Placement for a Vehicle
Connecting to Power
Warning: Risk of electric shock: Use only the supply voltages listed in this user guide.
Warning: Explosion Hazard - When the device is located in a combustible atmosphere,
do not connect or disconnect the AirLink GX400 unless power has been switched off.
With the appropriate power adapter, the AirLink GX400 can be used with either
DC or AC power. DC cables and AC power adapters are available as optional
accessories in addition to the one included with your AirLink GX400. The AC
power adapter for the GX400 has a different pin-out than previous AirLink
devices. The AC power adapter MUST be used or the GX400 wil not operate
properly.
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Warning: When using the AC to DC adapter, the ambient temperature should not
exceed 40 0C.
IIf the AirLink GX400 is used in a vehicle or battery-powered application, the red
wire should be connected to battery power and the black wire to ground. The
white low-power timer enable input wire must be connected to either unswitched
or switched power for the GX400 to operate. The AC adapter accessory for the
GX400 has power on two pins: main power and low-power timer enable. See the
“Power Modes and Information” section in Chapter 5 for additional information on
the various low-power modes available when using the GX400.
The battery cable used for a car, truck, or other mobile connection must be less
than 3 meters in length.
The AirLink GX400 has an internal polysilicon circuit breaker and reverse polarity
protection.
Figure 3-4: AirLink GX400 Power Connector
Warning: Explosion Hazard - When the device is located in a combustible atmosphere,
do not connect or disconnect the AirLink GX400 unless power has been switched off.
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Connecting to a Computer or Other
Device
The AirLink AirLink GX400 can be connected to the computer through an
Ethernet, serial, or USB connection.
Ethernet
Figure 3-5: Ethernet connector
The Ethernet port is a standard RJ-45 connector. Two LEDs indicate link and
activity. The left LED blinks yellow during activity, and the right LED is green for
100 Mbps and orange for 10 Mbps. The AirLink GX400’s Ethernet port can be
connected directly to a computer or other Ethernet device with either a cross-over
or a straight-through cable. Because the Ethernet port is auto-sensing, it will
auto-detect the speed of the connecting device for 100baseTX or 10baseT.
Serial Port
Figure 3-6: Serial cable connector
The serial port of your AirLink GX400 can be connected directly to most
computers or other devices using a standard straight through cable. If you have a
DCE device, you will need a null device or null device cable. All local GPS (UDP
encapsulated) reports will come over the Ethernet connection. The serial port is
available for both initial product configurations and debugging.
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USB OTG Port
Figure 3-7: USB Micro-A connector cable
The CPU OTG port operates in device mode; when the port is unused, the AirLink
GX400 operates in device mode. If a Micro-B plug is inserted into the port, AirLink
GX400 operates as a self-powered device: it will not draw any current from the
USB. If a Micro-A plug is inserted, the AirLink GX400 can operate in host mode
and supply power to the device that it is plugged into. At this time, USB host
capability is a future ALEOS enhancement.
The AirLink GX400’s high-speed (480 Mbps) USB 2.0 port can be directly
connected to computers or other devices using a standard USB 2.0 cable. If the
computer or device you are connecting or the cable is not rated for high-speed,
the device will communicate at a reduced speed to match.
When connected to a computer in device mode, the USB port will be seen as a
COM port or Ethernet port after the applicable driver is installed and configuration
is enabled. The port is, by default, a virtual Ethernet port.
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LED Operation
Four LEDs are visible from the front and top of the AirLink GX400. Labeled (from
left to right) Network, Signal, Activity, and Power, each LED can display one of
three colors: green, yellow, or red.
Caution: If you need to reset the device configuration using the reset
button, hold the button depressed until the LEDs start cycling yellow,
and then the button may be released.
LED operation is as follows:
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Off - No activity
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Green - Full function
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Yellow - Limited Function
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Red - Not functional.
Figure 3-8: AirLink GX400 Indicator lights
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Network:
· Green - On the network
· Flashing Green - Roaming
· Yellow - Found service, attempting to connect
· Flashing Yellow - Link down
· Red - No data connection available.
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Signal - Light shows the strength of the signal and may be nearly solid
(strong signal) or flashing (weaker signal). A slow flash indicates a very weak
signal.
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Activity - Pulse green on packet transmit/receive on radio link.
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Power:
· Off - No power (or above 36V or below 7.5V)
· Red - System not operational
· Green - Normal operation
· Green, Occasional Yellow - GPS Lock
· Yellow - Low power mode or system booting.
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Light Patterns
The LEDs on the front of the device respond with different light patterns to
indicate device states.
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Normal - Each LED is lit as applicable.
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Start up and Device Reboot - All LEDS simultaneously cycle red, yellow,
and green at the start. Various light patterns continue until the Power LED
turns yellow and then green, and the Network LED flashes yellow, changes to
a solid yellow, and finally turns green, to indicate an active device.
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Radio Passthrough (H/W) - Network LED is solid red.
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Factory Reset - All LEDs cycle yellow back and forth when the Reset button
is pressed for 7 - 8 seconds and released. Returns the device’s software
settings to the factory default state.
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Data Retry, Failed Auth, and Retrying - The Network LED blinks red every 3
seconds.
Reset Button
The Reset button, located on the right front side of the AirLink GX400, has two
primary functions:
1. Powers up or reboots the device: Briefly press in, and release.
2. Returns the device’s ALEOS configuration settings to their factory defaults.
Press in, and hold for 7 - 8 seconds until all LEDs are flashing yellow.
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Mounting an AirLink GX400
The GX400 can be mounted almost anywhere using the device’s recessed
mounting ears. An optional mounting kit (with mounting adapter) is also available
when replacing a PinPoint X device.
Mounting
All GX400s are shipped with a Product Kit (P/N 1202162) that contains four #8
sheet metal/wood-type screws and four internal lock washers. Figure 3-9 is a
diagram (with dimensions) of the GX400’s base for mounting the device.
22.5 mm
.88”
55.75 mm
2.19”
95.2 mm
3.75”
40 mm
1.57”
4 X 4.5 mm D
UNIT FRONT
32.6 mm
1.28”
95.2 mm
3.75”
Figure 3-9: Diagram of the GX400 Base (Not to scale)
To mount the GX400:
1. Place the GX400 in the exact position where the unit is to be secured.
2. Using a pencil or applicable writing tool, outline the four mounting ear holes
on the mount surface.
3. Remove the GX400, and drill a small “starter” hole at the center of each
outlined hole.
4. Replace the GX400 to its mounting position, insert all four screws (with
washers attached) through the recessed mounting ears, and tighten the
screws until they are hand tight and secure.
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Mounting Adapter
An optional Mounting Adapter Kit (P/N 1202406) is available from Sierra Wireless
for mounting the GX400 when replacing a PinPoint X device. The GX400
Mounting Adapter Kit includes:
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One mounting adapter
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Four #8 sheet metal/wood-type screws
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Four internal lock washers
The adapter is designed to reuse the mounting holes of a PinPoint X for a GX400
installation. The adapter is attached to a stationary location, and the GX400 is
attached to the adapter.
162 mm
6.4 in
4 Pics
8-32 Tap
97.5 mm
3.8 in
68.2 mm
2.7 in
147.9 mm
5.9 in
Figure 3-10: GX400 Mounting Bracket and Dimensional Diagram (Not to scale)
Installation steps for the GX400 with mounting adapter are as follows:
1. Position the mounting adapter in the exact place where the PinPoint X was
previously secured.
Note: When the bracket is correctly positioned, the small end of the keyhole mounting hole
will be on top.
Tip: For reasons of stability and to ensure a secure GX400 mount it is highly
recommended that all four mounting screws be used in the bracket installation.
2. Insert all four screws (with washers attached) through the recessed mounting
ears and the raised bracket mounting holes. Tighten the screws until they are
hand tight but secure.
3. Connect your power cable, serial or Ethernet cable, and all antennas to the
device’s interface ports.
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4: Configuring the AirLink GX400
• ACEmanager
• Using a Terminal
Application with
AT Commands
• AT Command
With ALEOS as its operating system, the AirLink GX400 is a highly configurable
device.
Configure the AirLink GX400 through one of two options:
1. Use the configuration and management applications of the AceWare suite, or
2. Use a terminal emulator application such as HyperTerminal, PuTTY, etc.
ACEmanager
To get an expanded view of the other ACEmanager features, refer to the
ACEmanager Configuration Guide and the ALEOS 4.2 User Guide.
ACEmanager is a free utility. Follow the steps below to connect to ACEmanager
for configuring the device:
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Ensure AirLink GX400 connectivity to access ACEmanager
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Go to: http://192.168.13.31:9191 the first time you connect to ACEmanager.
A full listing of all the configuration commands for your modem are in the ALEOS
4.2 User Guide.
Using a Terminal Application with AT
Commands
You can access and configure your AirLink GX400 using a terminal application
such as Microsoft HyperTerminal, PuTTY, or similar. The following directions are
for HyperTerminal which is part of a standard installation of Windows XP.
1. Choose a name and icon for your connection
a. Choose a name for your connection, such as AirLink GX400 or Sierra
Wireless AirLink Solutions. The name and icon are only for your own
reference so you can find the connection at a later date.
Tip: If you want to have a connection saved for both local and remote, it is recommended
the connection name reflect the connection type, i.e. AirLink GX400 local.
b. Select OK.
2. Connect to
Using USB/Serial:
a. Select COM1, or the comport to which the modem is connected, for the
“Connect Using”.
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Figure 4-1: Connect To
b. Change or verify the settings:
· Bits per Second: 115200 (default)
· Data Bits: 8
· Parity: None
· Stop Bits: 1
· Flow Control: Hardware (or None).
Figure 4-2: Port Settings
Tip: If you have configured the AirLink GX400 for settings different than the defaults for
Bits per Second, Data Bits, Parity, and/or Stop Bits, you will need to use your changed
settings.
c. Select OK.
Using Ethernet:
d. Select TCP/IP (Winsock) for “Connect Using”.
e. Type in 192.168.13.31 for Host Address.
f.
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g. Select OK.
3. Connected
Connecting with Telnet will prompt for password.
Figure 4-3: HyperTerminal : TCP/IP connected
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Figure 4-4: HyperTerminal : connected
a. If you are prompted for a password, enter 12345 (default password).
Tip: You will not be prompted for a password if you connect using a COM port.
b. Type AT and press Enter. You should get a reply of “OK” or “0”.
c. To see what you are typing as you type it, you will need to turn on the
echo and verbose mode. Type ATE1V1 and press Enter.
d. If you get a reply of “OK”, then you entered the command successfully. If
you get a reply of “0” or “ERROR”, try entering the command again.
AT Command
Note: A full listing of supported AT Commands may be found in the ALEOS Configuration
User Guide.
When using a terminal application, you will need to manually type in each
command.
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For most commands, when you are entering them using a terminal
connection, you will need to preface the command with AT (exceptions are
noted), i.e., ATA which is listed as A.
•
Some commands have specific parameters while other commands will take
whatever you type.
•
Required variable parameters are denoted with italicized text, example, Dn.
The n is variable.
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Acceptable parameters and/or specific formats are listed with each
command.
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Most commands with parameters can be entered with ? to read the current
value (for example, AT&D? will respond with “2” if the default has not been
changed).
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Optional parameters are denoted with square brackets [ ].
•
AT Commands are not case sensitive. A capital “E” is the same as a lowercase “e”.
•
When you are using a terminal connection, if you enter a command which is
recognized by the AirLink GX400, it will respond with “OK”. If the command is
not recognized, the response will be “ERROR”.
•
Those commands applicable only to certain model numbers of the AirLink
GX400 will be noted.
Caution: Symbols listed with commands, such as *, /, &, or ?, are part of the command
and must be included. Commands with symbols other than * may require PassThru mode.
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5: Inputs, Relay Outputs, and Power Status
• Capturing External
Events
• Power Modes and
Information
The AirLink GX400 can be configured to monitor input, respond to specific types
of events, and even trigger a digital output. The AirLink GX400 can also be
configured to change its power mode in order to conserve power. These features
can be configured to fit your needs.
Capturing External Events
The AirLink GX400 is equipped with an I/O port interface which includes one low
power timer enable input and one digital I/O. These may be connected to sensors
and switches to monitor status and remotely control equipment.
AirLink GX400 board supports a low power timer enable input pin and a digital I/O
pin which are connected to the CPU processor. The I/O signal comes in from the
power connector, through a polyswitch resettable fuse, and ties into the CPU pins
with protection circuitry.
Digital Input
Digital Input can be used in two different modes: the switch mode or the voltage
sensing mode.
Digital Input
Contact Closure
Digital I/O
Ground
Figure 5-1: Digital Input Contact Closure
The switch mode senses contact closures. The digital input can report either an
open or closed state, and can be wired to a ground signal via a switch. When the
switch is open, the input reads “3.3V”. When the switch is closed, the input reads
“OV”.
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Examples of using the input with a switch to ground:
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When a door or other latch is opened or closed.
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Counting pulses or other electronic events.
•
When a gauge reaches a certain point.
•
When a container fills or empties.
•
When a switch or valve is opened or closed.
•
When the tow bar is raised or lowered.
•
Connected to a sensor, the level of fuel in a vehicle.
•
When the trunk of a vehicle is opened or closed.
•
When the ignition is turned on or off.
Digital Output
Digital Output of open collector design is capable of driving an external device
such as a pull-up resistor or relay. As an example, a relay could be connected
between the output pin and an external voltage. The voltage on the relay cannot
exceed 30V. The digital output pin can handle up to 150mA.
Examples of using the digital output with an external relay or pull-up resistor:
•
Setting off an alarm or siren.
•
Triggering a process to start on another device.
•
Opening or closing a valve or switch.
•
Locking or unlocking a door. Inputs,
•
Turning a light on or off.
•
Opening the vehicle's trunk or doors.
Figure 5-2: Digital Output Example
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Power Modes and Information
AirLink GX400 low power modes can be configured using ACEmanager
(Default: no power modes). You can switch power modes in response to specific
events, such as when the voltage to the device drops below a configured
threshold or when ignition is turned off, in order to conserve battery life. The
standby state, low power mode, will prevent the device from draining the battery
while allowing the device to quickly power up to regular operation when it is
needed.
The GX400 has two main power states when low power mode is enabled in
ACEmanager and whether the low power mode input signal is low or high:
1. When the low power mode input line goes low (tied to switched power), it can
be used to completely power down the GX400 (Off, 0mA) after the programmable timer expires or the input voltage falls below a programmable threshold
2. If low power mode input is kept on (tied to unswitched main power), it can go
from a full power state (180mA - 300mA) to low power mode (35mA) using
either the programmable timer or when the main input voltage drops below
the programmable threshold. In addition, the GX400 can be set to wake up at
a periodic interval with a user-defined duration if it is desired to send a
message at the same time every day.
LPM = 0
and
Delay Period Expired
or
Voltage Threshold Crossed
or
Periodic Timer Inactive
LPM = 1
and
Delay Period Expired
or
Voltage Threshold Crossed
or
Periodic Timer Inactive
Normal
LPM = 1
OFF
LPM = 1
and
Voltage Threshold Crossed
or
Periodic Timer Active
Low
Power
LPM = 0
* LPM = Low Power Mode Input Signal
Figure 5-3: Low Power Mode Diagram
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Power Effect on Device State
Once the transition from powered on to low-power mode starts, the device will
change state to AT mode. This results in the current mode being gracefully
terminated. For the brief period when the device is preparing for low-power mode,
the device will remain in AT mode. At that time, it will not auto-answer, ATD will
fail, etc. Once low-power mode is entered, the device will then discard any data
received on the host port.
When the device is activated from low-power mode, the same behavior occurs as
power on. The device starts in AT mode, and after 5 seconds will enter the default
start-up mode as it is configured for in the device.
Monitoring Power-In Voltage
The current status of the power-in voltage can be monitored in ACEmanager.
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Regulatory Information
6: Regulatory Information
Federal Communications Commission Notice (FCC
United States)
Electronic devices, including computers and wireless devices, generate RF
energy incidental to their intended function and are therefore subject to FCC rules
and regulations.
This equipment has been tested to, and found to be within the acceptable limits
for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules.
This equipment generates radio frequency energy and is designed for use in
accordance with the manufacturer's user manual. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in any particular installation.
If this equipment causes harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, you are
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
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Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help
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This device complies with Part 15 of the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
Warning: Changes or modifications to this device not expressly approved by Sierra
Wireless could void the user's authority to operate this equipment.
Industry Canada
This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian
Interference Causing Equipment Regulations. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
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Antenna Considerations
Although the antenna model(s) used with these devices meet(s) the Industry
Canada Radio Frequency requirements, it is possible that future customers may
swap them for different ones without network provider's knowledge and approval.
Such customers must be made aware of, and follow, the Radio Frequency
requirements applied in this Technical Approval:
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RSS-102 "Radio Frequency Exposure Compliance of Radiocommunication
Apparatus (All Frequency Bands)"
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RSS-129 "800 Mhz Dual-Mode CDMA Cellular Telephones"
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RSS-132e "Cellular Telephones Employing New Technologies Operating in
the Bands 824-849 Mhz and 869-894 Mhz"
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RSS-133 r1 "2 GHz Personal Communications Services"
RF Exposure
In accordance with FCC/IC requirements of human exposure to radio frequency
fields, the radiating element shall be installed such that a minimum separation
distance of 20cm should be maintained from the antenna and the user's body.
Warning: This product is only to be installed by qualified personnel!
To comply with FCC/IC regulations limiting both maximum RF output power and
human exposure to RF radiation, the maximum antenna gain must not exceed
4.55 dBi in the Cellular band and 2.85 dBi in the PCS band.
Warning: The antenna(s) used for this transmitter must be installed to provide a
separation of at least 20 cm from all persons.
EU
Sierra Wireless hereby declares that the AirLink GX400 devices conform to all the
essential requirements of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Products are marked with a CE and notified body number.
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Regulatory Information
The Declaration of Conformity made under Directive 1999/5/EC is available for
viewing at the following location in the EU community.
Sierra Wireless (UK) Limited
Suite 5, The Hub
Fowler Avenue
Farnborough business Park
Farnborough, United Kingdom GU14 7JP
WEEE Notice
If you purchased your AirLink GX400 in Europe, please return it to your dealer or
supplier at the end of its life. WEEE products may be recognized by their wheeled
bin label on the product label.
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