3.1 2N® EasyGate PRO Configuration

PC Connection

An USB cable is added to the package. Use it to interconnection PC and EasyGate.

Caution

  • If is used another USB cable make sure that a longer cable works properly to avoid errors at high transmission rates.

EasyGate Parameter Programming

All EasyGate parameters have such default values that meet most users' demands and need not be changed. To change EasyGate parameters in spite of that, you can either:

  • Use a PC with the PCManager UNI installed. All functions supported by EasyGate can be set using the PC.
  • Or use the DTMF programming on a telephone line. Not all functions can be set in this way.

Telephone Line based Programming

  1. Hook off the telephone, you can hear the dial tone or the busy tone, and the Line LED starts flashing.
  2. Enter the service password (12345 by default, can be changed) with the DTMF; to cancel a wrong password hang up before sending thecharacter.
  3. To confirm password enter a.
  4. If you have entered a correct password, you hear the confirmation tone. If not, the dialed number may be sent to the GSM network as a call. To prevent this, hang up when you do not hear the confirmation tone.
  5. EasyGate shall remain in the programming mode until hang-up.
  6. Enter the number of the parameter to be programmed and press a. If the parameter number is correct, you can hear the confirmation tone, if not, you get the refusal tone and can re-enter the parameter number.
  7. When the parameter number is confirmed, enter the allowed parameter value and press a. If the parameter value is in the allowed range, you can hear the saving tone, if not, you get the refusal tone. You can enter another parameter number in either case.

Numeric parameters are programmed using numbers in units included in the parameter description. For YES/NO parameters usefor YES and for NO.

To cancel any programming step in the programming mode, press a. Having done so, you can hear the refusal tone and can enter a new parameter number. Parameters are saved when the saving tone is transmitted. Hang up to quit programming.

Example:

Dial

Confirmation

Description

Password entering, OK

Transmission volume parameter, OK

Set to medium level, saved

Non-existent parameter number, refusal

PC based Programming

For programming, connect EasyGate to a PC with a USB cable and make sure that the PCManager UNI is installed. Programming is intuitive and easy. All steps are accompanied with texts hints above all items you point at with the mouse.

EasyGate data uploading and storing, including firmware upgrade, are executed in a special mode, in which EasyGate waits for about 3 s after power up (all LEDs are on). If instructed so by the PCManager UNI during this timeout, EasyGate remains in this mode as long as it is necessary. If EasyGate is not reset after the PCManager UNI is terminated, switch the system off and on again.

EasyGate PC Manager UNI basic screen

Installation and setting of  EasyGate PCManager

  1. Connect EasyGate to the PC using USB connection. EasyGate must be switched off.
  2. After connecting is the virtual serial port in PC installed automatically. I case, that the port doesn't install automatically and unknown device is detected, install drivers by using file: Drivers/win/CDM20814_Setup.exe.
  3. Find the number of virtual port using Device manager. Look at setting of COM ports and find port marked as USB Serial Port(COMn).
  4. Install PCManagerSmG from CD.
  5. Run EasyGate PCManager, select the language on the upper bar.
  6. In menu Program select Setup. Set the COM port – local and select COM port number according information from point 3.

Using of PCManager – basic

  1. The main purpose of PCManager UNI is setting of configuration and upgrade firmware of EasyGate.
  2. When the configuration in EasyGate should be changed, the configuration must be first loaded from EasyGate, than edited using PCManager and finaly saved back to EasyGate.
  3. The groups of parameters are listed is in the left window of the program. All parameters are described in next part of this manual. There is interactive help in PCManager for all parameters.
  4. When you start with any operation which needs communication with EasyGate, the gateway must be switched to special programming mode. PCManager will show you the demand to switch the gateway off and on to set it to this mode.

Further Data Handling Options

In addition to the EasyGate memory, settings can be saved in a PC file and reloaded into the PCManager. This is recommended for backing up of current configurations or saving the same configuration to another Easy Gate unit.

Caution

  • The table Security includes the PIN code and service password. These parameters have a special handling. They are not saved in a PC file for security reasons. If you load a PC file into the PCManager UNI and then into EasyGate, the PIN and service password should not change unless you change them manually before saving.

Caution

  • All tables are filled-in with default values when PCManager UNI starts. It is recommended to load data from EasyGate before parameters programming and saving. If you only save data after PCManager UNI start, all parameters except the PIN and service password in the EasyGate memory will have default values.

Caution

  • The PIN and service password can only be modified either manually or by full initialization.

SMS programming Option

Special versions of EasyGate have the possibility to program parameters using SMS. When is this service allowed, the SMS receiving thru serial port is blocked. This option is available with special firmware only, information about types supporting this option are supplied by the producer.

Following operations can be performed using SMS. For every operation separated SMS is needed.

1. Configuration

Parameter value change (see the table of parameters below). As the separation character is used space. When the text is set, it must be closed in brackets. More parameters can be set in one SMS, the maximal length of SMS is 160 characters for 7-bit SMS, 140 characters for 8-bit SMS. When the setting out of permitted limits is demanded or other error occur, none of parameters is changed.

SMS syntax: EG CNF password parameter_number=new_value

Example: EG CNF 12345 101=10 706=(internet.t-mobile.cz)

EG CNF – declaration that this is configuration SMS for EG

12345 – password for programming, here is default value

101=10 – time to dial is set to 10 s

706=(internet.t-mobile.cz) – APN setting to T-Mobile CZ

2. Default setting

Restore default setting of EasyGate. After this operation automatic restart follows.

SMS Syntax: EG DEF password

Example: EG DEF 12345

12345 – password for programming, here is default value


3. Restart

SMS Syntax: EG RST password

Example: EG RST 12345

12345 – password for programming, here is default value

The answer to the SMS:

EG.CNF OK Correct setting
EG.DEF OK Default values restored
EG.RST OK Correct restart
EG.ERR Invalid Message Keyword EG missing
EG.ERR Unknown Command Different command than CNF, DEF, RST
EG.ERR Invalid Password Invalid Password
EG.ERR Invalid Parameters Invalid parameter in CNF command
EG.ERR Invalid Syntax Error in spaces or other syntax


Monitoring

Monitoring is active when EasyGate is in operation and registered to the GSM network. If EasyGate is not registered to GSM, the COM is locked and no monitoring can be made.

This simple informative function helps you identify:

  • The GSM module type and IMEI ID;
  • The SIM card IMSI ID and selected SMS service centre necessary for SMS sending;
  • The GSM provider's name and signal strength received by EasyGate – this information helps you find the optimum signal location (the information is updated in 10 s intervals);
  • The EasyGate line status – standby, outgoing call, incoming call including telephone number. The serial port is locked during dialing and incoming call ringing, so the PCManager reports serial port blocking.

The remote monitoring can be done by SMS GGMC (GSM Gateway monitoring center). The phone number for SMS sending and the period of the sending can be set using parameters ‘Telephone number for service SMS’ (714) and ‘Time period for GGMC SMS [h]’ (970).

The SMS message contains following information:

– Serial number of the Gateway

– Period for GGMC SMS sending

– Letter S or R – S – start, after restart, R – running, service in progress

– Firmware version

– Strength of signal – according command AT+CSQ

                                0          -113 dBm or less

                                1...30   -111...-53 dBm

                                31        -51 dBm or greater 

                                99        Not known or not detectable

– Number of calls realized since last restart

Firmware Upgrade

The firmware actualization of 2N® Easy Gate is done in programming mode using PCManager UNI. Description of upgrade follows.

 

Upgrading procedure

  1. Run the PCManager UNI, select the language for displaying texts on the right-hand side.
  2. In menu File use Upgrade or select proper icon from bar. When the gateway is not in programming mode, you will be instructed to switch the gateway on and on.
  3. If there is more then one file in the PCManager directory, chose one of them. The upgrade takes place automatically. Do not switch your PC or EasyGate off during the process of upgrading!


Caution

  • The PCManager checks the software version in EasyGate and the upgrade file. If the version in the file is new, everything is all right. An identical or earlier software version is stored in EasyGate too but the PCManager requires confirmation to be on the safe side.

Caution

  • The manufacturer responds to clients' requirements with periodical firmware updating. The current EasyGate firmware, PCManager and User Manual are available on www.2n.cz.