Introduction

MPC-214 is an intelligent serial to GPRS gateway for M2M applications. In combination with special drivers on a remote PC, it can establish a link between PC software and remote RS-485 devices over GPRS. Legacy serial equipment can be connected over GSM/GPRS and the Internet to PC software with serial connectivity.

How it works

MPC-214 connects at power up to a TCP port of a host (PC running Windows) with public IP. Virtual COM drivers combined with a TCP server on the PC, allow the use of application software that was written for pure serial communication (e.g. legacy SCADA systems). The Virtual COM driver intercepts data sent from the application to the host’s virtual COM port, packs it into a TCP/IP packet and redirects it to the connected MPC-214 through the Internet.
MPC-214 Application
At the other end of the connection, the MPC-214 accepts the IP frame from the cellular network, unpacks the TCP/IP packet, and then transparently sends the data through the serial port to the attached serial device(s). Responses from the serial device(s) are packed from MPC-214 into TCP/IP packets and are sent to the TCP server, who redirects the incoming data through the virtual COM port to the application.

Features

  • Quad Band GSM Modem (850/900/1800/1900MHz).
  • Virtual Com extend for serial access over GPRS.
  • Serial port selection between RS-232C, RS-422 or RS-485 (4 & 2 wire).
  • Automatic or SMS triggered GPRS connection.
  • Simple SMS commands for both configuration & control.
  • Windows drivers for Virtual Com & TCP Server.
  • DIN-Rail mountable.

Ordering Codes

Code Description
MPC-214 Wireless Multi-Protocol Gateway, 12...24VDC

Specifications

Power supply
Supply voltage 12-24VDC, 26VDC max
Rated current (EGPRS) 200mA at 12V, Peak: 0.52A,
100mA at 24V, Peak: 0.26A
Wireless MODEM
Type Sierra Wireless Quad Band GSM/EGPRS (850/900/1800/1900MHz)
Bearer GSM+GPRS Class 10, EDGE Class 10
RF connector SMA Jack
Serial interface
Serial ports RS-232C
RS-422/RS485, 4-wire
RS-485, 2 wire
Baud rate 300-115200 bps
Other
Temperature -10°...+55°C, operating
Indications LED, network status
Dimensions 71 x 90 x 58 mm
Weight 0.2 kg
Mounting DIN rail
Document File
MPC-214 Technical Brochure, English MPC214_LF.pdf