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mvader [7. Supported Frequencies (2G/3G)]
venus-os:gx-gsm [2020-06-24 13:53] (current)
mvader [1.4 When to use a mobile router instead]
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 ===== 1. Introduction ===== ===== 1. Introduction =====
  
-The GX GSM is an accessory for [[venus-os:​start|GX-devices]]. It is a cellular modem; providing a mobile internet for the system and connection to Victron Remote Management (VRM).+==== 1.1 Product description ====
  
-It requires a SIM card of the [[https://​socialcompare.com/​en/​comparison/​sim-card-format-and-size-comparison|Mini-SIM format]]; and connects to the [[venus-os:​start|GX-device]] with a (supplied) ​1m USB cable.+The GX GSM is an accessory for [[venus-os:​start|GX-devices]]. It is a cellular 2G and 3G modem; providing a mobile internet for the system and connection to [[https://​vrm.victronenergy.com|Victron Remote Management (VRM) portal]]. 
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 +It requires a SIM card of the [[https://​socialcompare.com/​en/​comparison/​sim-card-format-and-size-comparison|Mini-SIM format]]; and connects to the [[venus-os:​start|GX-device]] with an included ​1m USB cable.
  
 See also the [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​accessories/​gx-gsm|GX GSM Product Page]]. See also the [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​accessories/​gx-gsm|GX GSM Product Page]].
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-=== Antennas and accessories ===+==== 1.2 Antennas and accessories ​====
  
 GSM: A small indoor GSM antenna is included. As an option we also sell an outdoor GSM antenna: GSM: A small indoor GSM antenna is included. As an option we also sell an outdoor GSM antenna:
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   * GSM900200100 - Active GPS Antenna for GX GSM   * GSM900200100 - Active GPS Antenna for GX GSM
  
-[[venus-os:​gx-gsm#​accessory_antennas|See bottom of this manual for photos and specs of both optional ​antennas.]]+[[venus-os:​gx-gsm#​accessory_antennas|See bottom of this manual for photos and specs of both antennas.]]
  
-==== Compatibility ====+==== 1.3 Compatibility ====
  
 The GX GSM can be used with any of the [[venus-os:​start|GX Devices]]. The GX GSM can be used with any of the [[venus-os:​start|GX Devices]].
  
 The GX GSM requires Venus OS v2.22 or newer to be installed on the GX Device. The GX GSM requires Venus OS v2.22 or newer to be installed on the GX Device.
-==== When to use a mobile router instead ==== 
  
-The GX GSM only provides an internet connection for the [[venus-os:​start|GX-device]]: there is no option to share the internet to laptops, phones, or other devices.+==== 1.4 When to use a mobile router instead ==== 
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 +The GX GSM provides an internet connection for the [[venus-os:​start|GX-device]] ​only. There is no option to share the internet to laptops, phones, or other devices.
  
 For installations where more devices need internet, such as a yacht or RV, consider installing a mobile router instead. [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​live/​ccgx:​start#​internet_connectivity|More information here.]] For installations where more devices need internet, such as a yacht or RV, consider installing a mobile router instead. [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​live/​ccgx:​start#​internet_connectivity|More information here.]]
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 ===== 7. Supported Frequencies (2G/3G) ===== ===== 7. Supported Frequencies (2G/3G) =====
  
-GX GSM, part number GSM100100100:+==== 7.1 Available models & their supported frequency bands ==== 
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 +GSM100100100 - GX GSM 900/2100:
   * 2G (GSM/​GPRS/​EDGE):​ 850/​900/​1800/​1900 MHz (Quad-Band)   * 2G (GSM/​GPRS/​EDGE):​ 850/​900/​1800/​1900 MHz (Quad-Band)
   * 3G (UMTS/​HSPA+):​ 900/2100 MHz (Dual-Band)   * 3G (UMTS/​HSPA+):​ 900/2100 MHz (Dual-Band)
-  * The used module is a Simcom SIM5360E+  * The used GSM module is a Simcom SIM5360E.
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-A second model is coming, expected in 2020 Q3, having below frequencies,​ suitable for the common networks in Mexico, USA & Canada as well as various countries in Southern America.+
  
 +GSM100200100 - GX GSM 850/​1900: ​
   * 2G (GSM/​GPRS/​EDGE):​ 850/​900/​1800/​1900 MHz (Quad-Band) - same between both models.   * 2G (GSM/​GPRS/​EDGE):​ 850/​900/​1800/​1900 MHz (Quad-Band) - same between both models.
   * 3G (UMTS/​HSPA+):​ 850/1900 MHz (Dual-Band)   * 3G (UMTS/​HSPA+):​ 850/1900 MHz (Dual-Band)
-  * This new product will be based on the Simcom SIM5360A.+  * The used GSM module is the Simcom SIM5360A
 +  * Expected in first stock in 2020 Q3. And only short lived; since its successor, the GX LTE 4G, having 2G/3G and also 4G support is also coming soon.
  
-==== Regional Coverage Information ​====+==== 7.2 Notes regarding regional coverage ​====
  
 USA, Mexico, Canada and most of South America: 1900 MHz is the most common frequency for 3G, which is unsupported for the current version of GX GSM. But a second model is coming in 2020, see above. USA, Mexico, Canada and most of South America: 1900 MHz is the most common frequency for 3G, which is unsupported for the current version of GX GSM. But a second model is coming in 2020, see above.
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 In case of uncertainty please double-check:​ [[https://​www.worldtimezone.com/​gsm.html|GSM World Coverage Map]] In case of uncertainty please double-check:​ [[https://​www.worldtimezone.com/​gsm.html|GSM World Coverage Map]]
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 ===== 8. Technical Data ===== ===== 8. Technical Data =====
  
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