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How to build new driver communication GPRS to Mango M2M


  • Recently acquired a GSM GPRS Remote Controller unit from China , consisting of input ports (analog and digital) and output ports (relay) that collect data for all variables recorded by other small devices called sensors . We have several types of sensors on the market include voltage sensors , current , temperature , magnetic sensor, presence sensor and others. This device has a GPRS interface, a type of data connection offered by network operators of GSM phones , which sends all the data captured by the sensors for different types of free - WEB SERVER existing in the market which are supervisory servers intended to receive the data from GSM GPRS Remote Controller and provide these data to system users . Among them are the ScadaBR ( supervisory Brazil) MANGO M2M SCADA , OpenScada , Server OPC , SCADA , among others , all work on Linux and Windows platform . The manufacturer of this device says I need to hire a professional to develop the drivers that will be used in the SERVER supervisory of mine choice so that the operating system sees the presence and can communicate with the hardware which recently acquired . To complicate matters, according to the manufacturer , this unit is not compatible with many existing standard drivers such as MODBUS TCP / IP and others that run on different platforms . All sensors mentioned work very well with the unit , whose variables are read briefly when we use the command by SMS message, but in time to integrate these variables to pass to the SERVER by a GPRS internet connection is not possible because there is no protocol active communication that enables the acquisition and storage of data on SERVER . My problem: I don´t have drive communication between connection GPRS of unit with software SCADA, do not exist driver module installed in SCADA been compatible with unit that use GPRS internet connection.
    All sensor I am using in test are running very well with unit, the datas registers from variables analogic and digital are read by command SMS when sent to unit and show your value real time.

    Specification GSM GPRS Remote Controller

    Standard adapter: DC 12V/1.5A Reference scope 9-24V DC Power consumption
    Standby:12V/70mA; Working Max.: 12V/300mA GPRS Module
    Siemens MC55i Frequency bands
    Quad-band: EGSM 850,EGSM900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, Compliant to GSM Phase 2/2+ Transmit power
    Class 4 (2W) at EGSM 900 and EGSM 850 Class 1 (1W) at GSM 1800 and GSM 1900 GPRS connectivity
    GPRS multi-slot class 10 GPRS Data Transmission
    GPRS data downlink transfer: max. 85.6 kbps GPRS data uplink transfer: max. 42.8 kbps Coding scheme: CS-1, CS-2, CS-3 and CS-4 TCP/IP stack
    TCP,UDP SIM interface
    Supporting 3V SIM Card External antenna
    Connected via 50 Ohm antenna connector or antenna pad, SMA Antenna interface
    A Professional GSM Alarm System designer and manufacturer!
    GSM SMS Controller Alarm &GSM House Alarm System&
    GSM Telemetry Units & GSM GPRS Telemetry Data Logger
    Serial Interfaces
    1 RS-232 Port,1 RS485 Port, 1 USB Port; Protocols
    SMS, GPRS UDP,TCP, Modbus RTU, and more equipment protocols can be added according to requirements. Digital Inputs
    6 OPT Coupler (3-24V) NC/NO/Edge/Level type Active Contact and Passive Contact By Switch Can be used as Pulse Counters; Analog Inputs
    10 Analog Inputs. 12 bit resolution, 0-5V or 0-20mA; Thermometer Inputs
    2 Ports DS18B20. Measures temperatures from -55°C to +125°C. Fahrenheit equivalent is -67°F to +257°F, ±0.5°C accuracy from -10°C to +85°C, Thermometer resolution is programmable from 9 to 12 bits. Digital Relay Outputs
    4, 120VAC/3A, 24VDC 3A, Can be controlled by Event, scheme, Incoming call, SMS Commands, Timer, Interlock, 2 outputs can setup as NC or NO type; Power Source Outputs
    3 Ports with 3.3VDC/400mA Power for external device; 1 Port with 12VDC/750mA Power for external device; Memory Capacity
    4MB Memory inside, can save the data for 1 month. Internal Backup Battery
    7.4V 1200mAH Temperature range
    -10-+70 °C Humidity range
    Relative humidity 95% (condensation free) Exterior dimension
    168mm113mm32.3mm Net Weight
    1000 g

    I would like to add a new "driver" for my data source in Mango, so I'm wanna to get someone that know build this new driver for solver my problem.
    If you have any driver compatible with GSM GPRS Remote Controller and desire test my unit say me just IP and port your SERVER for see and verify it running well. I put new datas in setting GPRS from unit.


  • We would be very interested to develop the driver for this device. It sounds like it is designed to communicate using it's own protocol. We would need some documentation and examples of the protocol to give you an estimate of cost. Please send any information you can.

    Joel.


  • Hi Joel

    I am glad to count your help, what the information do you need, please say me more detail that keep contacts with the manufacturer request more information detailed.

    I have just user manual device GSM GPRS Remote Controller, if desire I can send link this document for you.

    For download user manual see link below.

    http://www.gsmalarmsystem.com/EnDownurl.asp?id=162

    Please, send for me your email.

    Best Regards

    Claudio Melo
    Brazil.


  • I have read through the user manual but don't see the documentation on their protocol. I'll email the manufacture and see if I can get what I need.

    Thanks,
    Joel


  • Hi Joel

    I have some email staff from manufacturer King Pigeon, please, contact with them.

    Sam Ma
    kinggsmalarm@gmail.com
    David Wu
    info@gsmalarmsystem.com

    They already know my problem, any information you need request them.

    Best Regards

    Claudio Melo


  • Hi Guys

    Did you both come a bit further with this issue.
    If so i would like to now it.

    best regards

    marc


  • unfortunately I could never get clear documentation on their protocol so didn't take it any further.

    Joel.


  • I have a sales contact at King Pigeon (or rather, a guy that spams me every few weeks). I asked for the protocol specification and received this document:

    http://cl.ly/3S1n2g1C460E

    Not very helpful, so I have requested info on the 'wellinview' protocol that is being used.


  • I've been through all the same documentation. The problem is there is no clean explanation of how it communicates to a third party system like Mango. I've asked for an example TCP packet structure but they don't seem to understand what that means. All their documentation is geared toward their own software. I cant' afford to have my developers going on a wild goose chase to develop a protocol driver. I need exact documentation that they could look at and understand exactly what they need to do. It might be the language barrier but I've already spent a lot of time going back and forth with these guys and none of them seem to be able to proved this documentation.

    Joel.


  • I can understand your frustration. I replied back and said very clearly that:

    We want to integrate it with our own SCADA software (not KingView).

    So, I am looking for information about the actual protocol (“Wellinview”) used, so that we may write our own driver interface.
    Do you have that?

    .. The reply back: "OK yes I understand", and another rubbish document!