PGM-3A - Pacific GSM

PGM-3A - Pacific GSM
Micro GSM Communicator
Pacific GSM company has expanded its range of GSM communicators in a micro version – in robust metal
enclosure with OLED display, 6 adjustable ports as universal input / output, audio input and output and one
analogue input. We have designed a multifunctional communication device that offers a simple yet flexible
method of transmitting critical data via the GSM network.
Triggering of any of the inputs will cause the sending of a reporting SMS message to pre-programmed phone
numbers or a direct call. By using SMS text messages, you can switch the remote controlled outputs on and off.
Through the PGM3A GSM communicator you can remotely control lighting, pumps, garage doors and gates.
Inputs may indicate faults, loss of liquid in tanks, emergency conditions, reboot in servers. It can also with the use
of suitable sensors, report any condition in seconds. All done easily through a standard mobile phone.
The setup is very simple – just store phone numbers to which text messages are to be sent to and which are also
authorized to communicate with the communicator. Furthermore, the protocol allows you to edit commands, and
define a number of properties that all have the aim of maximum adaptation to your application. The options are
twofold: either via USB-PC or SMS commands.
Basic specification
PGM-3A GSM communicator dimensions: 48 x 48 x 15 mm (H x W x D)
GSM/GPRS Quad Band 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz
Power supply voltage: 12V DC (10 - 14V)
Current consumption – communicator connected to network: 20mA, all port active 320mA.
Max current consumption (GSM module transmits): peak of 1A max.
Operating temperature: -20°C to +50°C
Operating humidity 20-80% RH
6x ports, adjustable as universal input / output
1 analogue input with a measuring, range 0 – 30V DC (resolution 10mV)
OLED display resolution 128x64px
Micro SD card slot for history of events (max 8GB)
SIM card slot
Universal audio input / output ( jack 3.5mm )
Micro USB-PC port for configuration with PC software (cable include in package)
Input mode - triggered when connected or disconnected from GND (Input is designed for connection of potential-free contacts!
minimum activation power 0.15mA)
Output mode - transistor output (max. 12V 50 mA), switches to GND
PGM-3A is designed in a dry environment. For outdoor installation, use the box with corresponding protection.
Communicator PGM-3A, microUSB cable for connecting in to PC, GSM aerial and manual. Configuration software for PC download from
First activation
PGM-3A communicator is activated by inserting SIM card and connecting power 12VDC or connecting USB in to PC. If no SIM card is inserted,
the device will not work and will not operate and can’t be configure through PC. If connected only via USB cable PGM-3A will not connect in to
GSM network.
Before connecting the power, connect the corresponding GSM antenna.
After connecting the power supply and insert SIM card, the module will go undergo a self-test cycle. After unit successfully
connects to the GSM network the GSM provider name and signal indicator will show on OLED display. Now the unit is ready
for programming.
Send TXT report command to the unit 1234 status? If the command was correct, you will receive a TXT confirmation containing GSM signal strength. If the GSM signal is not sufficient (below 40%), the move unit to better GSM signal area or use of
an external aerial.
OLED display indicator
Home screen – current status
Top bar - the number of new events since the last activation of the input monitoring ( ARM ) , the operator name and GSM signal.
Botton bar – status of the inputs and outputs
The second screen – inputs, outputs
The status of the inputs and outputs with texts associated with the configuration program, the value of the analog input. Value after the
conversion coefficient
The third screen - the history of events
The history of events from the last activation input monitoring ( ARM ) in the form:
Time stamp + text entry.
The screen can scroll through the history of the short press of FUNCTION button.
Event history is also stored on the SD card (if inserted) , more info in the " Event History "
Function button
Pressing 0,5s
Switch to the other side of the screen
Pressing 1s
Return to the home screen display
Pressing 4s
Activates / deactivates the input monitoring ( ARM /
Pressing 10s
Perform a factory reset. Confirmed by the text on the
Terminal connections
Description from left
GND - GND 0V power supply connection ( or negative pole of the battery).
12V + - + 12V power connection
I / O1 - I / O6 - terminals of optional inputs and outputs 1-6
A IN - terminal of the analogue input
Example of connection , control
Communicator PGM-3A (read Pacific GSM module 3A) is useful in many cases where it is necessary to remotely evaluate and transmit
information about the failure, or control other devices via SMS or ringing. They are an ideal complement to a variety of devices, machines and sensors.
Configuration is very simple using computer and micro USB connector with free downloadable software. Configuration is intuitive and
very fast. Partial setting can also be done via SMS from your mobile phone.
Basic reccomended setting
Set the authorized phone numbers that will be informed by SMS or by calling disruption.
Set the input response (most sensors closes after disruption contacts - response to input disconnection ) .
The method of activation and deactivation Watch - eg . SMS message or ringing.
When the sirens in use, this setting should turn on.
It is recommended to change the password. It is common for SMS for SW.
Installation of PGM-3 configuration software
From the pages download free program PGM3Config ( under downloads tab of PGM-3A product page ) , run the
installer and follow the instructions . After successful installation, the desktop icon is created on your PC PGM3 Config , run the configuration program . Connect the communicator PGM3 in to PC using the included micro USB cable. Enter the password (the default password for the program and for SMS 1234).
Example of connection
Program description PGM3 config: Page1 inputs / outputs
Inputs setting
FC input
Sets whether the relevant IO (terminal) is used as input.
Input name
Text SMS that is sent when the input is activated, for example .: " machine fault " or "movement hallway."
Input monitoring mode - When enabled, input is monitored constantly. If disabled, the input is monitored
only if the input monitoring has been enabled (ARM).
Setting the reaction to which the input response. Connection - input responds only to the GND connection, Disconnection - input responds only to disconnect from GND, Change – input responds to the
connection and disconnection GND.
When the input is activated, a call is made (see. Settings of the numbers)
When the input is activated, a SMS is sent (see. Settings of the numbers)
When the input is activated, the input will switch outputs, which have enabled the function Siren (see.
Settings of the outputs).
If enabled, you can turn this input in to activation / deactivation input monitoring mode (ARM / DISARM).
Delay and time
If enabled, the delay time set will apply. If disabled or the time is set to 00:00, the default delay time is
set to 200ms. The maximum delay time is 60:00, (60 minutes, 0 seconds.
The delay time is always active for the set input, for stabilizing the input delay time is always 200ms
(except for the reaction of Change). If setting set to the changes, the delay time applies for both the
connection and disconnection of input.
Example: input set to connection GND, the delay is set for 5 seconds. If input connected in to the GND
the counted time is 5s, after the input disconnected from GND the counted time is 200ms.
Output setting
FC outputs
Sets whether the relevant IO (terminal) is used as output.
Output name
Naming the output that is displayed in the SMS and on the display. For example. “Heating” or “Server 01".
Command ON
SMS command to turn on the output, eg. “HEATING ON “or “Open gate.”
Command OFF
SMS command to turn off the output, eg. “Heating OFF " or " Close gate ".
When control output is switched the confirmation of switching will be confirmed via short ring to the phone which
switches the output.
When control output is switched the confirmation of switching will be confirmed via SMS to the phone which switches the
Output in this mode is automatically turned on when the input in siren mode is triggered (see. Input setting). The
output will switch off when deactivating the input monitoring (disarm), a timer (if set), SMS command or call
Output in this mode is automatically turned on when detecting GSM jammer. The output will switch off when deactivating the input monitoring (disarm), a timer (if set), SMS command or call
Timer and time
If the output switched via (SMS, phone call, or siren) has enabled the timer, the output is automatically switched off
after a set time. The time is set as HH:MM:SS, and the maximum time can be set to 24 hours. If the timer is not
enabled, or the time is set to 00:00:00, the output will be permanently switched on / off until the next command to
The default
Sets whether the outputs after device reboot will stay at the last known state, or disabled. This setting applies only to
state after reset outputs that don’t have set the timer these are always disabled after reset.
Program description PGM3 config: Page2 phone numbers, and others
Phone numbers settings
Number 1-6
The phone numbers in international format ( +6421476747) .
If blockage is set the phone number it will not receive any messages, it can not control outputs and status input
monitoring and can not use audio
The phone number will be called when an alarm goes off
The phone number will receive SMS when an alarm goes off
The phone number has the possibility to change the status input monitoring (ARM / DISARM) via call. This option
is only available in conjunction with settings of the "control and input".
The phone number can use the audio surveillance option through microphone(max. for 5 minutes)
The phone number receives service messages. Linked with the "Service report"
No.1 to No.6
Assigning inputs and outputs to the phone numbers, more setting under “input/output setting”.
Service setting
It allows sending SMS when battery voltage drops below the set level. This feature is useful when the device is
powered from battery or solar panel. If the supply voltage drops below the set limit, this information is sent to the
phone numbers with the “Service”, and then if supply rises above the set limit + 1V, it sends another message with
this information. Monitor of the supply voltage can be set from 8-12V.
Automatic SMS
This setting allows you to receive status SMS at regular intervals. For example, set the interval time 1 days and 14
hours, every day at 14:00 device will send status SMS to the numbers.
Credit monitoring Setting of monitoring pre pay credit. More description under automatic credit monitoring
GSM jammer
Upon detection of GSM jammer ( after restoration GSM signal ) the number enabled by setting "Service" will receive SMS on GSM interference detected with the time of the start and end jamming.
GSM signal
If within 24 hours, there are three more outages signalled by GSM , SMS will be sent. This feature is useful for
verifying the reliability of the GSM network after installing Communicator.
Alarm from the
analogue input
Enables sending SMS to the phone numbers with the “Service" setting if the set limits reach on the analogue
input. More description under Analogue Input Settings.
Daily SMS limit
Set the maximum number of outgoing SMS within 24 hours. When it exceeds the daily limit the phone numbers
with the “Service" will receive SMS message limit is exceeded and outgoing SMS are blocked. SMS block can
then unlock with the SMS command “unlock " . Daily SMS limit can be set from 1 to 250
Inputs control and characteristic
SMS command
SMS command to enable monitoring of inputs
SMS command
SMS command to disable input monitoring
Control by call
Enables call control of inputs ARM/DISARM from phone numbers that are allowed to control via call
Exit time
Allows set the exit time. Settings 0 to 250 seconds
Entry time
Allows set the entry time. Settings 0 to 250 seconds
Input block
Allows set the blocking time after input triggered. Settings 0 to 250 minutes.
Analogue input setting
Input name
Naming analogue input for SMS and display, for example.“Water level “.
Displays the currently measured value of the analogue input voltage in millivolts. Setting the conversion value in
millivolts selected coefficient to the quantity, eg * and 1.5 units of measurement, such as %, W, mm.
Alarm – lower
If the measured value after the conversion coefficient is less than or equal to this limit, the information SMS is sent
to the phone numbers with the “Service".
Alarm – upper
If the measured value after the conversion coefficient is greater than or equal to this limit, the information SMS is
sent to the phone numbers with the “Service".
Status query
This SMS command can request the current status of the analogue input, for example. “Level?”, Then the answer
may be: The water level is 3m.
Password setting
Password change New : enter the new password ( four-digit, numeric )
Check: Enter the password again for verification. The password will be changed after saving the settings to the
device. Password is the same for SMS and SW.
SMS command control
Principles for using SMS commands
Each SMS command must include the password at the beginning. Eg. to determine the status send SMS: "1234 status?"
SMS commands are not case sensitive. Eg. command to determine the status, you can send STATUS / status / STatus
If possible, always use the PGM-3 PC configuration software, it’s easy and intuitive
SMS commands
Determines the current status of the communicator
Determines the current status of the inputs and outputs.
Unlocks sending SMS if they have been blocked by exceeding the daily limit.
Output port 1 default activation command
Configuration SMS
Configuration SMS used as an emergency solution when you need to change configuration without using a PC and USB
Change the phone number at position 1, XXXXXXXXX represents phone number. To change phone number 2 use
number2 XXXXXXXXX.
NUMBER1DELET Clears the number 1 from the list.
Change setting for number1
Changes the password for the SMS commands and PC. Example. "NPIN 1111" changes the original password to1111.
Change the setting to automatic SMS.
Setting of phone numbers viaSMS
A = 1 : the number is blocked, A = 0: the number is not blocked
B = 1: when an alarm call to this number , B = 0: do not call
C = 1: when the alarm send SMS to this number , C = 0: Do not send SMS
D = 1: number can control by call status monitoring, ARM/DISARM D = 0: number can control
E = 1: number can use audio , E = 0: not allowed audio
F = 1: number will receive service message , F = 0: not enabled service reports
1: Input / output are assigned to that number, 0: Input / output are not assigned to this number. more under “input/output
SETNUMBER1 011010110011 - the number is not blocked when the alarm number will receive call and SMS, can
not control via call monitored inputs ARM/DISARM , number can use audio , service SMS are not allowed.
the number assigned to 1,2,5,6 ports
Automatic SMS status setting via SMS
Parameters: ABCDE
A=1-Sending automatic status SMS enabled, A = 0 - automatic status SMS sending is disable.
Interval automatic SMS: ten days. You can enter 0-1 *
Interval automatic SMS: Unit days. You can enter 0-9 *
Interval automatic SMS Tens of hours. You can enter 0-2. *
Interval automatic SMS Units of hours. You can enter 0-9. *
SAUTSMS 10214 - automatic SMS enabled, send every second day at 14:00
* The maximum interval for days is 01 to 14, for hours 00 to 23
Control by call
Control inputs ARM/DISARM and status outputs can be operated free of charge via call. By call means dialling phone number of communicator and wait for one or two whole tones, then it is necessary to end the call.
Function of call control can be used after the following settings:
Condition monitoring of inputs ARM/DISARM:
- In the “Input control and characteristic “enable "Control by call ARM / DISARM”
- In number, enable "ARM/DISARM"
When ARM, the input monitoring communicator will call back for confirmation, deactivation not confirmed.
Status outputs:
- In number, enable corresponding output No.1 to No.6
- In the output, set back a confirmation SMS or call
If it is allowed confirmation call, the communicator will call back when you turn the output ON when the output turn OFF this is not confirmed call back. When confirmation SMS set, will send SMS in both ON and OFF.
Assignment of the inputs / outputs
This setting allows you to define links between phone numbers and inputs / outputs.
For example:
If reports from input 1 and 2 reported only on phone No. 1, allow in phone number 1 only port No.1 and No.2.
If you want only phone numbers 2 and 3 control output 3 , allow in phone numbers 2 and 3 only port No.3.
The above example calculates the settings that we have in the configuration program on page 1 (inputs / outputs ) are set port 1 and 2
as input and port 3 as output.
History of events
If the SD card is inserted, the communicator will store the history of the events in a clear directory structure automatically.
The directory structure on the SD card from March 26, 2014 will looks like this:
“SDcard / 2014 / March / 26 / history.txt "
Individual records are the same as at the display they consist of a time stamp and text entry.
In the history of events are recorded following types of events:
• Alarms from inputs
• High, low and return value from analogue input
• Low and return value of power supply
• GSM signal failure
• Low credit report
• Automatic SMS sending
• Activation / deactivation of the inputs ARM/DISARM via button , phone calls or SMS message
• Change the state of an output via a SMS or call
• Changing the device configuration via SMS
Note: For proper operation of storing history to SD card must be formatted in FAT32 file system
PrePay credit monitoring
Used for monitoring and reporting low credit prepaid SIM cards. Credit check done always after switching on / restart and at regular intervals every
When enabled, recent credit status is reported in the status SMS ( which a user may request via command), or in an automatic status SMS .
If the credit under the set limit, communicator will send this information to phone numbers with the “Service".
The drop below - set minimum credit limit, for example. $2
1st digit position - determines at which position in the message sent by the operator is the first digit of the value credit (including spaces). For example 2Degrees operator. " BALS: $13.83 See" enter the position of the first digit as the 8th
Number of credit - operator code, which is determined by dialling credit, such. 2Degrees *100*1#
Audio input output
Phone numbers that are set to call when the alarm has enabled two-way audio communication after the activation of one of the inputs.
Microphone must be connected, or even audio amplifier and speaker to the audio jack.
Phone numbers with "Mic" setting enable audio communication if dialling the phone number of the communicator, after the third ring
communicator will answer the call .
Input: 2,2kΩ, voltage 1.2 - 2V
Output: 32Ω,
Voltage 1,1V
The audio input can be directly
connected to microphone and
earphone output to 32Ω.
Connecting stereo jack 3.5 mm:
Note: Do not audio tape people without their knowledge, PGM3 is not a bugging device. Audio time is limited to 5 minutes.
Reset to default values
To restore the factory settings (including passwords) hold the FUNCTION button for about 10 seconds.
Restoring the factory setting is indicated by text on the screen.
Guidelines for Safe and efficient use:
Please read this information before using your GSM Communicator. These instructions are intended for your safety. Please follow these
guidelines. If the product has been subject to any of the conditions listed below or you have any doubt as to its proper function, make
sure you have the product checked by a certified service partner before using it. Failure to do so might entail a risk of product malfunction or even a potential hazard to your health.
Recommendations for Safe use of product:
Always treat your product with care and keep it in a clean and dust-free place.
Do not expose your product to liquid or moisture or humidity.
Do not expose your product to extreme high or low temperatures.
Do not drop, throw or try to bend your product.
Do not attempt to disassemble or modify your product. Only authorised personnel should perform service.
Do not use your product in an area where a potentially explosive atmosphere exists.
The GSM Communicator has an antenna. Use of antenna devices not marketed by Pacific GSM Limited specifically for this model could
damage your GSM Communicator, reduce performance, and produce SAR levels above the established limits (see below).
Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure and Specific Absorption Rate (SAR):
The GSM Communicator is a low-power radio transmitter and receiver. When it is turned on, it emits low levels of radio frequency energy (also known as radio waves or radio frequency fields).
Governments around the world have adopted comprehensive international safety guidelines, developed by scientific organizations,
through periodic and thorough evaluation of scientific studies. These guidelines establish permitted levels of radio wave exposure for the
general population. The levels include a safety margin designed to assure the safety of all persons, regardless of age and health, and to
account for any variations in measurements. Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) is the unit of measurement for the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body. The SAR value is determined at the highest certified power level in laboratory conditions, but the
actual SAR level of the GSM Communicator while it is operating can be well below this value. This is because the GSM Communicator
is designed to use the minimum power required to reach the network. Variations in SAR below the radio frequency exposure guidelines
do not mean that there are variations in safety. While there may be differences in SAR levels among GSM Communicators, all Pacific
GSM communicator models are designed to meet radio frequency exposure guidelines.
Disposal of old Electrical and Electronic Equipment:
This symbol indicates that all electrical and electronic equipment included shall not be treated as household waste. Instead it
shall be left at the appropriate collection point for recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this product is
disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health, which
could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product. The recycling of materials will help to conserve
natural resources. For more detailed information about recycling this product, please contact your local city office, your
household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product.
End User Licence Agreement:
This wireless device, including without limitation any media delivered with the device, (“Device”) contains software owned by Pacific
GSM Limited and its third party suppliers and licensors (“Software”). As user of this Device, Pacific GSM Limited grants you a nonexclusive, non-transferable, non-assignable license to use the Software solely in conjunction with the Device on which it is installed
and/or delivered with. Nothing herein shall be construed as a sale of the Software to a user of this Device. You shall not reproduce,
modify, distribute, reverse engineer, decompile, otherwise alter or use any other means to discover the source code of the Software or
any component of the Software. For avoidance of doubt, you are at all times entitled to transfer all rights and obligations to the Software
to a third party, solely together with the Device with which you received the Software, provided always that such third party agrees in
writing to be bound by these rules. You are granted this license for a term of the useful life of this Device. You can terminate this license
by transferring all your rights to the Device on which you have received the Software to a third party in writing. If you fail to comply with
any of the terms and conditions set out in this license, it will terminate with immediate effect.
This device is designed for indoor use only unless protected in appropriate enclosure. The GSM Communicator is reliant on adequate
GSM coverage. In the event of inadequate or no GSM coverage, Pacific GSM Limited cannot be held liable for any damages.
The GSM Communicator was tested with SIM cards provided by “Vodafone Global”. Pacific GSM Limited cannot be held liable for any
malfunction with the use of other SIM cards.
Only use auxiliary equipment tested and approved by Pacific GSM Limited. Do not attempt to take apart, open, service, or modify the
hardware device. Doing so could present the risk of electric shock or other hazard. Any evidence of any attempt to open and/or modify
the device, including peeling punching, or removal of any labels, will void the Limited Warranty.
Never pass security code or the mobile number of the GSM Communicator to an unauthorised third party.
All rights reserved. Except as expressly provided herein, no part of this manual may be reproduced, copied, transmitted, disseminated,
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Information in this document is subject to change without any notice. Pacific GSM Limited reserves the right to change or improve its
products and to make changes in the content without obligation to notify any person or organisation of such changes or improvements.
Visit the Pacific GSM Web site ( for current updates and supplemental information concerning the use and operation of this and other Pacific GSM products.
Subject to the condition of this Limited Warranty, Pacific GSM Limited warrants this product to be free from defects in design, material
and workmanship at the time of its original purchase by a customer. This Limited Warranty will last for a period of two year as from the
original day of purchase and for a period of one year for all original accessories (such as microphone, GSM aerial).
The warranty does not cover any damages caused due incorrect installation and the use of any auxiliary devices not approved by
Pacific GSM Limited.
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© Published: 2 September 2014 by Pacific GSM Limited
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