A fully weatherproof and vandal resistant mobile phone, GSM Commander, with integrated GSM technology for stand alone capability, has been added to GAI-Tronics’ range of rugged telephones. Advanced features of the GSM Commander include an internal memory for local digital recordings, and over the air updates and remote management facilities to reduce site visits and maintenance costs.
The battery and GSM terminal of the Commander are housed within the unit to provide a complete, rugged telephone for permanent or temporary installations. According to GAI-Tronics, its telephones allow increased flexibility to install one common telephone across a network, while providing different technologies behind the scenes depending on the available infrastructure – VoIP, analogue or GSM.
The GSM Commander, which is currently used by Danish Highways and under trial with the UK’s Network Rail, can be mains, battery or solar powered, with an internal lead-acid backup battery working in temperatures from -20 to +60 degrees: ideal for hostile environments. The Commander housing is glass reinforced plastic, giving a rugged and durable case which also allows the GSM antenna to be mounted inside the unit, thus reducing installation costs and potential for vandalism.