VSIP Activation and Modem Configuration

Setup and activation of a
PSI-GPRS/GSM-MODEM/RS232-QB-USA using
www.phoenix.diver...
VSIP Activation and Modem Configuration




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VSIP Activation and Modem Configuration

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VSIP Activation and Modem Configuration

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VSIP Activation and Modem Configuration

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VSIP Activation and Modem Configuration

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VSIP Activation and Modem Configuration

  1. 1. VSIP Activation and Modem Configuration Setup and activation of a PSI-GPRS/GSM-MODEM/RS232-QB-USA using www.phoenix.diversenet.com INTERFACE Application Note 2742B © PHOENIX CONTACT - 11/2009 1 Overview 3 Configuring the Wireless Service This document provides the user with step-by-step 1. Open Internet Explorer (or any other web browser) and instructions on how to activate a Phoenix Contact enter http://phoenix.diversenet.net in the address field. PSI-GPRS/GSM-MODEM/RS232-QB-USA (Order No. 2900059) modem using the Diversenet portal for Virtual Static IP (VSIP) and proving the connection using HyperTerminal. In many cellular applications there is a need to have access to remote assets at any time. The nature of the cellular infrastructure does not always provide this level of access – devices are typically only accessible after the remote device has connected to a central controller. To accomplish this “any time access” specialized services, such as VSIP (Virtual Static IP), must be utilized. Additional information about the different types of data communications can be found in What you don’t know about industrial GSM/GPRS Figure 1. http://phoenix.diversenet.net page modum communications. 2. On the web page, click the “Activate your new device now” button or click the “Login” button to display the “Log into Diversenet Services” page. If you are a first 2 Requirements time user, click the link for first time users to review The PC must have and accept the license agreement, register the com- pany information, establish a payment method and − an RS-232 connection. create a user name and password. − an Internet connection with known public IP address. − HyperTerminal® Terminal Emulation software − Phoenix Contact PSI-MODEM-CONF configuration soft- ware (included on the CD). − Phoenix Contact COM Port Redirector (included on the CD). In addition, a PSI-GPRS/GSM-MODEM/RS232-QB-USA must be connected to power and have the pre-installed SIM card present. An antenna must be connected to the radio.
  2. 2. VSIP Activation and Modem Configuration Figure 4. Communication Type selection 5. For VSIP configuration, click the “Wireless Data and SMS Text Messaging” button to modem for data com- Figure 2. “Account Summary” page munications and SMS capabilities. 3. After log in or registration, the “Account Summary” Click the “Next” button. page appears. In the left column, click the “Activate new device” link to start the “Activate New Device Wizard.” Figure 5. “Network Services” page 6. Click the “Virtual Static IP” button, and then click the Figure 3. “Device Information” page “Next” button. 4. In the “Activate New Device Wizard” enter data in the fields that appear. Instructions appear next to each field. The SIM card number is printed on the outside of the modem housing and on the SIM card inside the modem. Be sure to select the correct modem. Different countries utilize different network service providers. Click the “Next” button. Figure 6. Enter the Host IP address 7. Select the Host IP address from the “Host” drop-down list. Click the “Next” button. If the Host IP address does not appear in the drop- down list, click the “Click here to add a host to the list.” link to enter a new IP address. 2 PhOEnIx COntACt 2742B
  3. 3. VSIP Activation and Modem Configuration 9. If desired, select the SMS plan that will be used for the The Host IP address is the Public IP address modem, and then click the “Next” button. of the device that will be used to access the modem. A public IP address is the address Selection of an SMS plan is optional and not that is used when accessing the internet. This necessary for configuration of VSIP activation. address must be static. Select 0 from the drop-down list if not desired. Numerous websites, such as www.whatsmyip.org/, can be used to determine your IP address. Check with your IT department to define your pubic IP address and if your company uses more then one public IP address to access the internet. If your company uses more then one Public IP address, the computer or device used to access the modem must be configured by the IT department to only use one Public IP address. Figure 9. Selection summary 10. When finished, a summary screen appears to allow review of the selections made. − If all options are correct, click the “Next” button. − If changes are required, click the “Previous” button until the screen appears that contains the options that require change. Make the changes and click the “Next” button until complete. The Service Provider portion of the setup is now complete. 4 Configuring the Modem for VSIP Figure 7. Select the Wireless Data Plan 1. Connect the modem to the PC using a serial 1:1 cable 8. Select the Wireless Data Plan from the drop-down list (Order No. 2799474) and install the antenna. for the device, and then click the “Next” button. 2. Apply 24 V DC to the modem and power it up. A variety of data plans exist. Choose the plan based on minutes vs. cost based on expected If the SIM card was removed during portal usage. Data plans can be changed on a setup, be sure to reinsert it into the modem monthly basis. before applying power. 3. Start the “PSI-MODEM-CONFIG” software provided with the modem. 4. Click the “Read Configuration from PSI-device” button to upload the configuration file to the PC. 5. Click the “Edit profile of PSI-device” button to open the “GPRS/GSM Configuration” dialog box. Figure 8. Select SMS Text Message Options 2742B PhOEnIx COntACt 3
  4. 4. VSIP Activation and Modem Configuration 7. Click the “Write configuration to PSI-device” button to download the configuration to the modem. 8. Open Internet Explorer (or any other web browser) and enter http://phoenix.diversenet.net in the address field. Figure 11. “Account summary” page Figure 10. “GPRS/GSM Configuration” dialog box 9. Login to the account, if not already logged in. Click 6. In the “GPRS/GSM Configuration” dialog box, set the the “Account” button, and then click the “View/Search following parameters: Devices” link at the bottom of the page. In the “Profile Settings” group: − Echo: On − DCD Signal: Always ON − DSR Signal: Always ON − DTR Signal: Ignore DTR Signal − Flow Control: NONE − Result Codes: Alphanumeric − Auto Answer: 1 Ring − SMS Mode: Control Mode − GPRS Mode: Server Figure 12. Search results In the “Remote Login” group: 10. In the search results list, locate the recently added − Password Mode: Enable modem enabled for VSIP. Click the “Ready for VSIP” − Password: 1234 link in the “Status” column to initiate communication with the modem. In the “GPRS Settings” group: − APN: c1.korem2m.com The modem must be powered to communicate − Socket Port: 1023 with the Service Provider. Communication is indicated at the modem by a flashing nEt In the “GPRS Client” group: LED. − Remote Address: 10.0.0.1 In the “GPRS Server Firewall” group: − Address 1: 172.25.40.211 − Mask 1: 255.255.255.255 When finished, click the “OK” button. 4 PhOEnIx COntACt 2742B
  5. 5. VSIP Activation and Modem Configuration 5 Communication Verification A verification of the communication link between the host software and the modem should be performed outside of the host software to ensure proper operation. This is a two-step process. The first step verifies the communication link is working using HyperTerminal® terminal emulation software. The second step verifies communication between the host software and modem using Com Port redirector software. 5.1 Linking the host computer Ethernet terminal and remote modem with VSIP using hyperterminal Wide Area Network Internet (Public Network) GPRS Cellular Network Wireless GPRS Company Firewall Figure 13. “Device Details” page Local Area Network (Ethernet Terminal) 11. When communication with the modem is established, a “Device Details” page appears. Click the “Send the VSIP Config” button to transfer the VSIP configuration to the modem. Click the “OK” button in the confirma- tion popup box to begin the transfer and return to the RS-232 Connection “Device Summary” page. (Serial Terminal) Straight-through Cable Figure 15. Overview diagram 1. Start the HyperTerminal software included with the Windows® operating system. Other terminal emulation software can be used. These instructions specifically refer- ence the commands and features within HyperTerminal. If HyperTerminal has not been used, follow the instruc- tions for the initial configuration. Figure 14. Device Summary page showing Active modem 12. The “Device Summary” page will indicate Pending Configuration while the transfer occurs (approxi- mately 10 minutes). When complete, the status will change to Active and the IP address is displayed. This IP address is the VSIP address of the modem and will be used to access the modem from the host device. The PSI-GPRS/GSM-MODEM/RS232-QB-USA setup and connection to the Diversenet service is complete and com- munication is now possible. Figure 16. “Connect to” dialog box 2742B PhOEnIx COntACt 5
  6. 6. VSIP Activation and Modem Configuration 2. Click the “New” button to create a new connection. Name the connection Serial terminal and select COM1 from the “Connect using:” drop-down list. Figure 19. Verification of modem communication via RS-232 port 6. In the HyperTerminal window, type “AT$DSIP?” and press the <Enter> key. A correct reply from the modem should appear as $DSIP: “172.25.40.211”.1020 and OK in the window. 7. Start a second session of HyperTerminal and create a connection named Ethernet terminal. 8. Select tCP/IP (Winsock) from the “Connect using:” Figure 17. “COM1 Properties” dialog box drop-down list. The dialog box fields will change to 3. Configure the COM1 port properties to the following: reflect the applicable options. − Bits per second: 19200 − Data bits: 8 − Parity: None − Stop bits: 1 − Flow control: None Click the “OK” button when complete. 4. Connect a straight-through RS-232 cable between the DB-9 serial port on the PC and the DB-9 port on the PSI-GPRS/GSM-MODEM/RS232-QB-USA modem. Figure 20. “Connect to” dialog box with Ethernet Terminal settings In the “Host address” and “Port number” fields, enter the values received from Diversenet (see Figure 14). For this example, those values are 10.254.254.3 and 1023. 9. Click the “OK” button when the configuration is com- plete and HyperTerminal will attempt to connect to the modem through the TCP/IP port, which is connected to the modem via the Diversenet portal. Figure 18. Verification of port setup 5. In the HyperTerminal window, type “AT” and press the <Enter> key. A correct reply from the port should display as OK in the window. The modem should be configured to echo typed characters (see Figure 10). If not, re- configure the modem. Figure 21. Verification of modem communication via Diversenet portal The modem should make some noise and, once connected, a reply from the modem should display as “OK” in the window. HyperTerminal will also indicate the status and length of time of the connection in the status bar at the lower left corner of the window. 6 PhOEnIx COntACt 2742B
  7. 7. VSIP Activation and Modem Configuration Figure 24. “RDCfg” dialog box 3. If multiple ports are redirected, select the desired port from the “Redirect” drop-down list. 4. Click the “Add IP” button to open the “IP Service Setup” dialog box. Figure 22. Two HyperTerminal sessions exchaning messages 10. As verification of communication, type some text in one HyperTerminal session and it should appear in the the other session. 5.2 COM-Port Redirector software for use with VSIP- enabled PSI-GPRS/GSM-MODEM/RS232-QB-USA. Figure 25. “IP Service Setup” dialog box The COM-Port Redirector software allows the operator to create virtual ports for host applications that only transfer 5. In the “Host” field enter the IP address obtained from data on serial ports. If this is true of the host application, the Diversenet portal (see Figure 14). In the “TCPPort” use the following procedure to confirm setup and commu- field enter a port number (1023 is typically used). Click nication through the virtual port, the Diversenet portal to the “OK” button to return to the “RDCfg” dialog box. the PSI-GPRS/GSM-MODEM/RS232-QB-USA modem. To obtain a free copy of the COM-Port Redirector software, go to www.phoenixcontact.com and navigate to the Interface section. 1. Download and install COM-Port Redirector. Figure 26. “Port Settings” dialog box 6. Click the “Port Settings” button to configure the port as follows: − Timeout Reconnect checked − No Net Close checked − Raw Mode checked − Connection Timeout: 10 − Reconnect Limit: 0 7. With COM-Port Redirector configured, HyperTerminal Figure 23. “Com Setup” dialog box can be used to test communications. See “5.1 Linking the host computer Ethernet terminal and remote 2. In the “RDCfg” dialog box that appears, click the Com modem with VSIP using HyperTerminal” beginning with Setup” button to open the “Port Setup” dialog box. Click Step 8. Change the port selection to the re-directed the check box next to the desired virtual COM port(s) COM port configured in COM-Port Redirector. and click the “OK” button to return to the “RDCfg” dialog box. 2742B PhOEnIx COntACt • P.O. Box 4100 • Harrisburg, PA 17111-0100 • USA 7 Sales: 1-800-888-7388 • Technical Service: 1-800-888-7388 www.phoenixcontact.com

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