Dear Valued Customer,

We are contacting you today to address the GPRS Cellular Modules Transition to HSPA+ Modules on all Technologic Systems cellular daughter cards.  Our cellular modem supplier, MultiTech, has recommended all customers transition to their HSPA+ SocketModems and is discontinuing their support for the GPRS SocketModems.  This is being completed in preparation for the announced 2G network Sunset.

The affected daughter cards include: TS-DC767-MT-GPRS and TS-MULTI-104-GPRSS

MultiTech has recommended that all of their customers transition to HSPA+ SocketModems.  The new HSPA+ modems are for the most part dropin compatible replacements to the device being used today.  Technologic Systems will be providing the new HSPA+ modules on the following replacement daughter cards. 

TS-DC767-MT-HSPA and TS-MULTI-104-HSPA

(Please note due to the higher cost of the MultiTech HSPA+ modem these daughter cards are more expensive than the ones they are replacing)

The following table provides a comparison between the GPRS module and the HSPA+ module, using data provided by MutliTech.

Models

MTSMC-H5

MTSMC-G2.R1

Performance

HSPA+

GPRS Class 10

Frequency Bands (MHz)

3G: 850/900/1700(AWS)/1900/2100

2G: 850/900/1800/1900

850/1900

USB

USB 2.0 High Speed

N/A

TCP/IP Functions

FTP, SMTP, TCP, & UDP

FTP, HTTP, POP3, SMTP, TCP Client & Server, & UDP Client

Connectors

Antenna: 2 UFL (Cellular, Rx Diversity) 

Mini SIM; 1.8V & 3V

Antenna: 1 UFL

Mini SIM; 1.8V & 3V

Dimensions

3.15" x 1.375" (80.010 mm x 34.925 mm)

3.15" x 1.375" (80.010 mm x 34.925 mm)

Power Draw*

5VDC; 19mA sleep, 28mA idle, 397mA maximum

5VDC; 15mA sleep, 113mA typical, 240mA maximum

Input Power

3.3V - 5VDC

5VDC

Environmental



Operating Temperature

-35° to +85° C

-40° to +85° C

Storage Temperature

-40° to +85° C

-40° to +85° C

Humidity

20% to 90% RH, non-condensing

20% to 90% RH, non-condensing

Certifications



EMC Compliance

FCC Part 15 Class B, EN55022, EN55024

FCC Part 15 Class B, EN55022, EN55024

Radio Compliance

FCC Part 22, FCC Part 24, RSS 132, RSS 133, EN 301 511, EN 301 489-1, EN 301 489-3, EN 301 489-7, EN 301 489-24

FCC Part 22, FCC Part 24, RSS 132, RSS 133, EN 301 511, EN 301 489-1, EN 301 489-3, EN 301 489-7, AS/ACIF S042.1, AS/ACIF S042.3

Safety

UL 60950-1 2nd ED, cUL 60950-1 2nd ED, IEC 60950-1 2nd ED

UL 60950-1 2nd ED, cUL 60950-1 2nd ED, IEC 60950-1 2nd ED, AS/NZ 60950.1

Network

PTCRB

PTCRB

Carrier

AT&T, Aeris, T-Mobile

AT&T, Aeris, T-Mobile


AT&T and other 2G GPRS providers are turning down their 2G GPRS networks before Jan. 1, 2017.  In many areas these networks have already been removed.  For those customers still utilizing 2G networks the HSPA+ module supports both 2G and 3G bands.  For additional details on the 2G Sunset please refer to the FAQ provided by AT&T or contact your cellular provider.

www.business.att.com/content/other/2G_Sunset_FAQs_2014_A1.pdf

Please contact us as soon as possible if you need assistance with this transition so that we can plan appropriately.

Technologic Systems appreciates your business. If you have further questions or concerns, please contact us by either replying to this email or filling out the contact us form at http://pcs.embeddedarm.com/notices/gprs-cellular-modules-transition-to-hspa-modules.

Best Regards,

Technologic Systems
16525 East Laser Drive
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Phone: (480) 837-5200
Fax: (480) 837-5300