Honeywell GSM GPRS Digital Wireless Network Solutions

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With the sweeping changes facing the industry, Honeywell’s end-to-end GSM GPRS digital wireless network solutions are the safe bet. You’ll help boost your RMR and safeguard your accounts while delivering powerful new communications solutions that address real challenges—including the ability to upload and download without the existence of traditional phone lines! It’s an answer to the Sunset Clause, plus a whole lot more. In the near future, you can offer profitable, lifestyle-enhancing services including affordable system control via mobile phones, computers, PDAs and more—all from a long standing, trusted leader in alarm communications. Learn more about the Honeywell GSM GPRS end to end communications solution. Click here to see the video.

Why gamble with the future of alarm communications? With the sweeping changes facing the industry, Honeywell’s end-to-end GSM GPRS digital wireless network solutions are the sure bet.

You’ll help boost your RMR and safeguard your accounts while delivering powerful communications solutions that address real challenges—including the ability to upload and download without the existence of traditional phone lines! And, in the near future, you can offer profitable, lifestyle-enhancing services including affordable system control via mobile phones, computers, PDAs and more—all from a long standing, trusted leader in alarm communications.

With GSM GPRS, both you and your customers win. Bet on it!

Common Questions & Answers FAQ

What can our customers expect from the Honeywell product?

The Honeywell GSM communicator product was initially released for new installations, or as replacements for existing AMPS radios. The communication service Honeywell selected is GPRS which provides better data communication than other services. This product will be followed by a product that adds Internet communication that allows alarm signals to be communicated over the internet. This product communicates primarily over the Internet and switches to GPRS if the internet is unavailable.

What is unique about the Honeywell solution?

Honeywell developed a more robust product by utilizing the GPRS network to communicate alarm signals and uses the SMS network as a backup if the GPRS network is unavailable. GPRS allows for better data communication so that additional services and information can be transported. SMS is also a reliable network, but is better suited for text type of information and would not support the level of data services we will introduce in the future.

What exclusive features do you receive with Honeywell?

Honeywell is the first manufacturer to offer dual communication technology, selecting GPRS as a primary communication path and SMS as a backup path. And we are first to offer a triple communication product that combines GPRS, SMS and the Internet for system communication and control. No other manufacturer has a product offering like Honeywell. Additionally, Honeywell is backward compatible to our existing installed control panels because we are the first manufacturer to develop products that connect to the control panel’s data bus (ECP).

Why are we better?

Honeywell’s products are designed with the future in mind. We incorporate dual communication technology, selecting GPRS as a primary communication path and utilizing SMS as a secondary path if GPRS is unavailable for greater reliability. Furthermore, GPRS allows greater data communication to provide future services without phone lines.

GPRS – created for data transmission, is the primary communication path

• GPRS is a connection-based service, meaning that the transmitter and receiver confirm that a connection is established prior to the transmission of data

• GPRS transmits real data communication packets

– Enables downloading through Compass (of compatible controls)

– Opens the door to future features and services

SMS back-up – created for simple text messages – sends alarms in case GPRS service is not available

• Does not send data – can’t download with SMS

• Complimentary to GPRS in Honeywell’s application

Integration with Internet Communicator

• Least costly alarm reporting path is automatically selected

• Three communication paths in one (four if POTS communicator is used) – protects against communication outages

What products will be available?

7845GSM – Dual-Path Digital Wireless Communicator

• GPRS for alarm reporting and data transmission

• SMS back-up of alarm reporting if GPRS is unavailable

• Enables remote services

• Quick AMPS replacement

7845i-GSM – Triple-Path Digital Communicator

• Includes Internet communicator in same package as above

• Internet is primary communication method with GPRS back-up if internet is unavailable

7845i

• Internet only

• No router programming or set-up required

• Enables remote services at the lowest cost

How are we addressing uploading and downloading?

Our VISTA-20P and VISTA-128BP panels currently allow uploading and downloading. Other select VISTA panels will feature uploading and downloading in mid 2007.