Dear RTCU User,
First of all a delayed Happy New Year with the best wishes
for the new year from all of us at Logic IO. We are looking forward to yet another year
of fruitful co-operation.
In 2008 we were for the second time in a row awarded the prestigious
Gazelle Award by D&B and the Danish business newspaper B°rsen. The
Gazelle award is nominated to fast growing companies, which creates many
In December 2008 we expanded our office-space to twice the size, so that we
now have more than 400 square meter available in our headquarter in Horsens! The
additional space will be used for our stock facility and to create room
for hiring additional personal.
The expansion was quite easy, as we simply joined with the ground floor
in the existing building, where we reside, so that we now have taken disposition
over the entire building!
Make sure to read this Newsletter to its end as we have some
interesting news, including the RTCU A9i LAN product and a lot of
detailed information about the exciting new RTCU DX4 pro soon to arrive on the
RTCU A9i LAN
The RTCU A9i LAN product is a combination of the RTCU A9i
product and Ethernet add-on module separately available for the
MX2i Pro product.
The RTCU A9i LAN product has the same features as a
standard RTCU A9i MAX product with the addition of Ethernet as
an alternative method for establishing a connection to the GPRS
Gateway Professional. With the powerful API available the
application can decide, whether the Gateway connection should be
established over GPRS or Ethernet, and therefore a failsafe
fallback mechanism can be easily implemented.
The RTCU A9i LAN product supports connection to a standard Ethernet 10/100
Mbps cable infrastructure and is supplied with a standard CAT-5e
RJ45 female connector.
Advanced configuration is supported using an easy to use
web-based interface, where various parameters such as DHCP /
IP-address, net-mask are configured.
The RTCU A9i LAN product is available now!
RTCU DX4 pro
RTCU DX4 pro is an exciting new telemetry product based on the well
proven and popular X32-platform also used in the MX2i Series.
The RTCU DX4 pro offers a long list of powerful and versatile functions.
The long list of features includes:
100% Software compatible
with all current and past RTCU units!
Graphical LCD display (144x32 pixels)
with user defined character support.
fully programmable keyboard
Band GSM Engine for world-wide
operation. External SMA connector.
deployment of Gemalto embedded M2M SIM
all GSM features such as
Voice Response System support (User
GPRS Class 10 with full
GPRS Gateway Professional
and VSMS support.
Standard SD-CARD reader with FAT32
compatible file-system. Up to 2 GB!
Internal 512 KB Flash-Drive
with full FAT32 support.
Full CAN 2.0B controller with
hardware filtering. 1-Wire bus for connecting
devices such as ID-Button reader and
ready (slave). Programming
port with optional RS485 support (shared
with programming port). One
RS232 port with all control signals
for I/O extension or general purpose
MODBUS SLAVE support for SCADA
integration or I/O slave module.
MODBUS MASTER support for easy I/O
I/O extension using I/O Manager
integrated into the RTCU IDE.
on the well proven X32-architecture
(same as the MX2i Series).
Remote I/O will appear the
same way as on-board I/O!
board 8 Digital inputs, 8 digital outputs, 4 analog inputs and 4 analog outputs.
four IEC62053-31 Class B (S0) compliant
Analog inputs supports 0..10V and
pluggable connectors for fast
installation and maintenance.
On-board temperature sensor.
Piezo Buzzer for
battery charger with high-capacity
battery-charging down to -10 degrees
Advanced Power-management with
power-down and wait-for-event modes
Wake-up on: Digital input, Timeout, GSM-, CAN-,
in a M36 DIN-rail enclosure.
VGA Camera module,
Mobile Data Terminal
WiFi and Ethernet.
supported by the powerful
the most exciting new feature is the support for transparent I/O
extension by the simple connection of up to 32 external MODBUS modules
to the dedicated RS485 port on the DX4 pro unit.
The actual I/O profile is easily defined, as part of the project, in the
RTCU IDE and at run-time all I/O's will operate alike - whether they are
on-board or remotely allocated!
Extending the I/O has never been easier!
The extensible transparent I/O concept will also in the near future
become available on other products such as the MX2i Series.
The DX4 pro is scheduled for release in March 2009, and
at the time we will also be offering a range of MODBUS I/O modules -
ready for use!
Later the low-cost DX4 eco will be released at a price-level below the
current RTCU D4 product, which at that time will be taken off the
RTCU MX2 Series Firmware V1.22
This is a minor firmware release for the MX2i Series,
with the most important feature is support for low-temperature
charging down to minus 10 degrees
This is a nice feature here in the cold north!
The list of improvements in firmware release
- Low temperature battery charging down
to -10 degrees
The charging process will automatically adapt to the lower temperature
- Improved performance in the FAT32
- Using GSM PIN could under special
conditions result in a unit fault.
- gpsPointInPolygon() could yield a
wrong result in some special cases.
- RS232 port 0 could loose characters,
when initially opened by the application.
- + other minor Bug Fixes.
Please download this new version from
MDT-200 Firmware V1.01
This minor firmware update to the MDT-200 product
includes support for keyboard backlighting. The MDT-200 hardware product
itself has always supported this feature and is now also fully
supported in the firmware.
The keyboard backlight will automatically be enabled, when the LCD
backlight is enabled by the application.
Please download this new version from
We are now offering the following new antennas:
his is a low-cost combined quad band GSM/GPS
antenna for easy installation.
The slim form-factor of this antenna makes it ideal for
installation in difficult places.
The dimensions are only: 96mm x 36mm x 15mm.
It has a SMB female connector for the GPS and a SMA male connector for the GSM part.
Comes with 3 meter cable and can be connected
directly to the MX2i or M10G/M11Gi.
Must be mounted with the adhesive side facing reverse the sky -
towards the installation surface.
This is a compact low-cost high-quality roof GSM/GPS antenna for easy
outdoor installation - typically on roof-top of vehicles.
It has a SMB female connector for the GPS and a SMA male
connector for the GSM part. Comes with 5 meter cable and can be
connected directly to the MX2i or M10G/M11Gi.
Please contact Your Supplier or Logic IO for more information on
these new products.