GSM-card (PCI/PCI-express) - Technical sheet

Technical sheet

GSM-card with Voice (VoIP) and SMS features
This is a universal telephony card for calls cost reduction and call termination

Front view: On this card, you can see the GSM-modules, system bus connector and additional power connector, SIM-holders for installing SIM-cards and SMA-connectors for connecting antennas or combiner.

Back view


Side view: Here are SMA-connectors for connecting antennas or combiner.

General view


Specification

Item

Description

PRODUCT NAME

GSM card POLYGATOR

CONSTRUCTION

Circuit board with PCI or PCI-express bus connector, 4 or 8 GSM-modules, SIM-holders and SMA-connectors for antennas

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Any *NIX operating system, Asterisk v.13 or older versions

Successfully tested with: Debian v.8/Asterisk v.12

HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

Minimal:


Recommended:


INTERFACES/PROTOCOLS


GSM


GSM channels

Depending on the model, 4 or 8 channels are available.

Network types

Depending on selected configuration (3 available):
2 bands (900/1800 MHz)
4 bands (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
4 bands + WCDMA (3G) (850/900/1800/1900 MHz + 2100 MHz) (additional cost)

GSM modules

QUECTEL M12 (2 bands) or M10 (4 bands) or SimCom SIM5215 (4 bands + WCDMA (3G) paid option)

Transmitter power

QUECTEL M10
Class 4 (2W) at GSM850 and GSM900
Class 1 (1W) at DCS1800 and PCS1900

QUECTEL M12
Class 4 (2W @ 900 MHz)
Class 1(1W @ 1800 MHz)

SIM5215
Class 4 (2W) at GSM850 and GSM900
Class 1 (1W) at DCS1800 and PCS1900
0.25 W - UMTS 850/900/1900/2100

SIM-card

Mini-SIM (25mm long and 15mm wide), applied voltage is 3V, compatible with 3V/1.8V SIM-cards

Antenna connector

SMA (female) resistance, 50 Ohm

Channel board

4 or 8 GSM-channels. 1 SIM-card per channel i.e. for inserting up to 4 or up to 8 SIM-cards accordingly.

When using external SIM-bank (remote SIM-Management technology with SIM-Server) – unlimited number of SIM-cards can be used.

VoIP (with Asterisk software)


Voice signalling

SIP

Voice channels quantity

4 or 8 channels depending on the model

Codecs (hardware)

G.711 PCM at 64 kbps, G.729, G.723, G.726 with DTMF detection

SIM-cards management (with Asterisk software)
Asterisk consoleCLI-commands can be used for operation of GSM-channels
SIM-server PolygatorTemporarily not supported

SMS (with Asterisk software)


SMS-protocols

SIP Simple

Other ways to use SMSVia Asterisk dial plan, via SQLite database


Pool of GSM-modems (only Linux driver, without Asterisk)


FunctionalityOnly SMS and data

Protocol

AT-commands

Connectivity

Locally to TTY serial ports or remotely to Ethernet-modems via TCP/IP (after setting up with ser2net)

Remote SIM management protocol

Partial support



EQUIPMENT


Circuit board

Board with PCI or PCI-express bus connector and integrated GSM-modules

Antenna


Omnidirectional

Angular attached antennas or detached antennas (size 10 cm, cable 3 m) on magnet base

Directional (option)

High gain YAGI-antenna with coaxial cable, length of 10 m or longer (please specify length with your order)

Antenna combiner (option)


Channel quantity

4 or 8 channels

Directed antenna

High gain YAGI-antenna with coaxial cable, length of 10 m or longer (please specify length with your order)

Possible signal loss

8–15 db

Inbound connection type

SMA (female), resistance 50 Ohm

Outbound connection type

SMA (female), resistance 50 Ohm

Software


Operating system

Linux

Software

IP-PBX Asterisk (free, open-source)

Asterisk-module Polygator (PGGSM) for Asterisk v.13 or lower

Linux-driver Polygator for OS Linux

Additional software

ser2net (free, open-source)

MAIN CHARACTERISTICS


Power supply standards

Powered by PCI / PCI-express bus power-source, additional power supply of 12 V is required.

Control features

LED indicators



OTHER


Dimensions of the card


Net weight


Dimensions of the package

48 х 15 х 8 cm

Gross weight with default configuration (i.e. without options)

1,2 kg

Operating temperature

10–50 °C

Relative humidity tolerance

Below 95 % at 40 °C

Recommendations

Air-conditioned room, UPS or grounding