Piciorgros Data Terminals

For almost 30 years, Funk-Electronic Piciorgros GmbH has been successful in producting and distributing radio telecontrol devices, especially radio and radio-modem solutions for data transmissions. Piciorgros manufacturers and produces their products in Cologne, Germany. They have products in Europe and the Asian markets, and are expanding into the United States.

 

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Radio Modems TMO-100 Series

The TMO-100 is a highly functional data modem for TETRA. These devices, operating in either DMO or TMO modes, can be used to transfer data via IP or SDS messaging, generating incredible options for monitoring or controlling various machines via a TETRA network. Equipped with serial, ethernet, digital I/O, and analog I/O interfaces, the connection opportunities are nearly endless. The TMO-100 utilizes a friendly internal webserver for easy configuration.

 

Because the TMO-100 works with TCP and UDP protocols, the device may be configured as a TETRA router, providing IP connectivity from a field site out to an IP network, including the internet. While TETRA data speeds are not high-speed, a lot of devices still use command line connectivity over IP, such as telnet or SNMP, and this device will connect the two networks together. With the proper configuration, a user may sit behind a TMO-100 and use a laptop computer to send an email message.

 

With optional digital I/O signalling, and Piciorgros' PicoLogo software, system designers can easily create logic gated circuits, using AND / OR and other logic gates to make decisions before alarming, or triggering other events. The data of the inputs and outputs can be written on and be accessed through the Modbus-RTU protocol. Additionally, there is the possibility to send a status message in case of changes to other devices, perhaps signalling an alarm. For example, Nielson Networks developed a fire alarm / evacuation circuit that signals an audible alarm, and also sends a text message to terminals. The optional Voice feature offers the opportunity to connect a microphone speaker set and to contact a configured counterpart device. This is how co-workers are able to contact the control room on-site in case of emergency.

 

 
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Digital Voice Interface DVI-100 (TETRA Bridge)

With the DVI-100 (Digital Voice Interface) Funk-Electronic Piciorgros GmbH (FEP) is creating a smart solution for customers, which allows for an easy and effective connection of different TETRA infrastructures regardless of manufacturer, frequency band, or geographical location. The DVI-100 can be connected to a TETRA infrastructure without any loss of the excellent TETRA voice quality, since the voice is never turned into an analog signal and remains digital throughout the whole process. There are four different options to connect the DVI-100 to an infrastructure: back-to-back, directly through a TETRA Base Station (switch), through a computer or iPhone via IP/WiFi or using GSM 3G/IP communications.

 

Another useful deployment of the DVI-100 is to create a TETRA "MicroSPOT" where you may have some terminals operating in DMO, but would like to communiate with TETRA infrastructure, but might be too far away for an RF Gateway. As long as a reliable IP connection exists, your workgroup in DMO may communicate with stations that are back on the trunked network.

 

 
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TETRA Gateway TGW-100

The TGW-100 is designed to take data from field deployed TMO-100 radios, and wire directly into digital equipment, such as SCADA control rooms, to create an information highway between the field units, and the control hardware. The TGW-100 converts the serial protocols to TETRA, and then back into the native protocols in the control room. The TGW-100 has an embedded webserver, and can be asily configured using a standard web browser. A large variety of serial protocols are supported.

 
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DVI-100 iPhone App

TETRA for the Executive! Working with the DVI-100, the iPhone APP allows remote connectivity over TCP/IP, very similar to VoIP functionality. Allows an iPhone to interact with TETRA over either an internal WiFI network, or an external 3G / LTE arrangement.