Symphonie iPackGPS (GSM/GPRS) – WindLinx Ready

Model Number : Symphonie iPackGPS

The NRG Systems Symphonie iPackGPS (GSM) is an Internet-enabled communications and continuous power supply module for the SymphoniePLUS3 data logger. This product is designed specifically for use at sites where GSM/GPRS Quadband cellular service is available.

Technology The NRG Systems Symphonie iPackGPS (GSM) utilizes a specialized GSM cellular modem which enables the SymphoniePLUS3 data logger to connect to your Internet Service Provider (ISP) through a GSM cellular network. The SymphoniePLUS3 data logger transfers data via the Symphonie iPackGPS as an email attachment to your desktop, anywhere in the world.

Key Benefits of Symphonie iPackGPS

  • Automated GPS coordinate reporting
  • Variable call interval range: 10 minutes to 14 days
  • Supports 10-minute data resolution. Call interval of 10 minutes = data for previous 10 minutes
  • GSM signal strength indicator
  • Access to the iPackGPS event log through the SymphoniePLUS3 data logger display
  • Ability to update Symphonie iPackGPS firmware remotely or by connecting directly to a computer
  • Ability to update Symphonie iPackGPS configuration remotely
  • WindLinx™ready

Connection The Symphonie iPackGPS attaches to the SymphoniePLUS3 data logger port located on the back of the data logger. The Symphonie iPackGPS and SymphoniePLUS3 data logger are then secured to the Symphonie Shelter Box using four (4) screws.

Power Supply The Symphonie iPackGPS (GSM) contains one rechargeable, 12-volt sealed lead-acid battery and a recharging circuit. The battery recharging circuit is designed for use with one (1) external 5-watt PV panel (sold separately) that connects to terminals on the side of the Symphonie iPackGPS. Terminals for an external power system are also available. This configuration keeps the internal batteries continuously charged, assuring reliable data logging and transfer operations.

Included Components:

  • One (1) cellular antenna
  • One (1) GPS antenna
  • One (1) iPack voltmeter SCM

Cellular Antenna Each Symphonie iPackGPS (GSM) ships with an omnidirectional antenna appropriate for sites where a cellular tower is nearby. If a different antenna solution is required, please contact the NRG Systems Technical Support Team.

Accounts and Programming The Symphonie iPackGPS requires GSM/GPRS data service and an Internet Service Provider (ISP) account in order to function properly. GSM and ISP accounts need to be obtained from the provider of your choice, and the required settings for the accounts need to be programmed into the Symphonie iPackGPS prior to use.

WindLinx Information: WindLinx is a worldwide service that streamlines account setup and overall management of data transfer from multiple sites.

Accessory type Internet-enabled data transfer communication device for SymphoniePLUS® and Symphonie® data loggers
  • SymphoniePLUS and Symphonie data logger internet features where GSM service is available
  • Quad band operation for GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz (Worldwide – Europe, Asia, North America)
Instrument compatibility
  • SymphoniePLUS or Symphonie data logger
  • Automatically updates latitude, longitude, and altitude settings in the data logger
  • GPS position viewer
  • iPackGPS status and event reporting
  • GSM (cellular) signal confirmation indicator
  • Ability to install firmware updates to iPackGPS remotely
  • Automatic download of logged data via email
  • Automatic real-time clock setting from internet time server
  • Remote parameter updates of SymphoniePLUS, Symphonie and iPackGPS
  • Ability to disconnect a call in progress
  • Event log viewer
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Data Collection
Software Symphonie Data Retriever (SDR) for setup
Data delivery
  • Data delivery via internet email, including:
        • Copy of .RWD files
        • iPackGPS status and event logs
        • Configuration changes uploaded via email
  • iPackGPS Event Log is added to .RWD files and can be viewed in SDR
Software Symphonie Data Retriever (SDR) for setup
Data delivery
  • Data delivery via internet email, including:
        • Copy of .RWD files
        • iPackGPS status and event logs
        • Configuration changes uploaded via email
  • iPackGPS Event Log is added to .RWD files and can be viewed in SDR
User interface
  • Improved status reporting on data logger front panel
  • Configuration via SDR on Windows PC
Configurable parameters
  • WindLinx™ ready
  • Call interval range: 10 minutes – 14 days
  • Optional 10-minute call setting for customers who wish to have their data emailed more frequently (allows for 10-minute data resolution)
  • Internet Service Provider settings
  • Optional 'No Partial Files' setting
  • Optional 'Disable POP3' setting
  • Up to three (3) email addresses
Power requirements
Batteries One (1) built-in 12V Sealed Lead-Acid (SLA) battery with 2200 mA-hr rating
External solar input 12 V (nominal) solar PV panel or external power supply (15 to 24 V)
Other External battery (12 – 14 V)
  • iPack stacks with Symphonie data logger using long logger mounting screws (included)
  • Standard GSM antenna is magnetic mounted to top of steel shelter box
  • GPS antenna is magnetic mounted to top of steel shelter box
  • Solar PV panel mounts to front of shelter box with 4 screws
Tools required 8 mm (5/16 inch) wrench or nut driver for mounting screws
Accessories Cellular antenna, GPS antenna, and Voltmeter SCM included
  • Data connection to iPack connector on rear of data logger
  • Two (2) screw terminals for solar PV panel or external power supply input
  • Two (2) screw terminals for external battery
  • One (1) screw terminal for earth ground pre-wired for connection to data logger earth ground stud
  • GSM antenna connector SMA female
  • GPS antenna connector QMA female
  • Programming port connection via data logger programming adapter
Dimensions 165 x 222 x 51mm ( 6.5 x 8.75 x 2.0 inches)
Enclosure Polycarbonate plastic
System requirements
Computer Windows PC with Symphonie Data Retriever (SDR) required for programming of iPack settings
Operating system Symphonie Data Retriever (SDR) requires Windows 95 or higher
Related hardware
  • iPack Programming Kit (Item 3368)
  • Universal iPack Charger (Item 3615)

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