GSM Mains Power Control, Model PowerTXT

GSM Mains Power Control, Model PowerTXT

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Powertxt product

Powertxt is a simple remote power control switch that is operated and controlled by SMS text message commands over the GSM mobile network. (SIM card not included)  Powertxt allows users to effortlessly control any mains powerered device remotely and reboot any equipment in seconds. Powertxt is 100% cellular and has no Data/IP/WiFi capabilities making it the perfect secure solution for rebooting and remote power control. Powertxt is a more cost effective & secure solution than an IP power solution.

Powertxt is so simple and easy to use; insert a SIM card, plug it into mains power, plug in your equipment and in >5 mins it gives you the ability to “power cycle/reboot” your business-critical hardware simply and quickly from anywhere 24/7/365. Powertxt sends real time power loss and temperature text message alerts.

How Powertxt works

When your equipment hangs or freezes have you ever been told by theTech support team to turn the power off and then on again, well … that’s exactly what Powertxt does, it effectively performs a ‘hard reboot’ by turning the mains power to your equipment off and then on again (“rebooting it”). 

Every function is controlled by text message, so you just send a text message from your phone to Powertxt … it’s as easy as that! You can also choose to control power automatically by time & date (e.g. Power auto on at 7am and off at 6pm every Monday – Friday) or temperature (e.g. control a heater, Power auto on when the temp drops to 5 degrees and off when it rises to 15 degrees). Powertxt is automatically programmed to send power loss alerts as default.

Low signal? No problem! As Powertxt only uses SMS (no data) it can work in many areas where other technology fails, it works anywhere you can send a text message. Powertxt is currently used anywhere from metal cages and lockers to hospital basements with no signal issues.

Specification

  • Switching loads of up to 3KW (13A)
  • Instant power loss / restore text message (SMS) alerts to all users
  • Turn power on or off as required remotely by SMS
  • Rebooting remotely reduces engineering call outs and saves money
  • Powertxt is an SMS only controlled device, simple quick set up by SMS
  • Control using your mobile phone or dedicated SMS software
  • True out of band solution (No IP address/No Wi-Fi connection or permission required)
  • Control power by time delay (OFF in 20mins), time/day and temperature.
  • Totally secure
  • One master user plus 4 additional users
  • Instant temperature SMS alerts, temperature sensor included
  • No installation, just 'plug & play'
  • SIM card required
  • Operating temperature -10C to +50C
  • Dual Band

Each unit requires a SIM of its own, which could be PAYG, contract or M2M SIM. 
Note * Powertxt is not compatible with SIMs from the 3 Mobile network.

Usage Examples

Amazon Smart Lockers – Powertxt is used on every router in the ‘Amazon Smart Lockers’ to ensure minimal downtime as customers may chose not to use this service again if they arrive at a locker that is down, these lockers need maximal uptime so customers can collect their parcel when they need to.

ATMs – Powertxt is used inside ATMs so the equipment can be rebooted if there is a comms issue, Powertxt sends real-time power loss alerts so the customer knows when it’s an issue outside of their control and it also aids security if there is a potential cyber threat as the ATM can be remotely shut down immediately. Uptime is extremely important for customer satisfaction and revenue streams.

ANPR Cameras – These can often be in dangerous locations making it extremely expensive for an engineer/s to visit site and in most cases the mains power supply is out of the customers control so knowing about a power outage is extremely important.

Digital Signage – Powertxt is used to reboot routers and digital signage equipment, and it is also used to save on energy costs by turning the equipment off when not required e.g. in a train station or airport, which in turn can prolong the life of the equipment.

Powertxt is used for a wide variety of equipment within many industries including digital signage, banking, smart lockers/kiosks, digital analytics, CCTV, ANPR cameras, IT & Communications, Energy & Utilities, Marine & Aquatics, Healthcare and we are finding customers using it for new applications all the time. UK, US and EU Versions are available.

What SIM/network should I use? What are the approximate running costs?

UK & EU Customers - Powertxt needs a SIM card to operate, we offer UK M2M (machine to machine SIMs), EU Roaming SIMs or you can use off the shelf PAYG SIMs (pay as you go). Running costs are very low and we have negotiated special rates for SMS only SIMs, currently approx. £1.25 pm (inc 10 SMS pm). As Powertxt uses 2G SMS’s if you chose to use a PAYG SIM the unit does not work with digital only networks e.g. Three.

US Customers - Powertxt will work with both AT&T and T-Mobile. A SIM Card is effectively a small chip that goes inside Powertxt to allow it to connect to the GSM (cellular) networks. In Europe to use the GSM network ‘SIM cards’ are the only option and are readily available, however in the US it is split between CDMA and GSM (T-Mobile & AT&T). CDMA is where the network connectivity is physically built into the device and GSM uses a SIM card like Europe. Please ask your local reseller to help with M2M SIMs.

 

Powertxt product

Powertxt is a simple remote power control switch that is operated and controlled by SMS text message commands over the GSM mobile network. (SIM card not included)  Powertxt allows users to effortlessly control any mains powerered device remotely and reboot any equipment in seconds. Powertxt is 100% cellular and has no Data/IP/WiFi capabilities making it the perfect secure solution for rebooting and remote power control. Powertxt is a more cost effective & secure solution than an IP power solution.

Powertxt is so simple and easy to use; insert a SIM card, plug it into mains power, plug in your equipment and in >5 mins it gives you the ability to “power cycle/reboot” your business-critical hardware simply and quickly from anywhere 24/7/365. Powertxt sends real time power loss and temperature text message alerts.

How Powertxt works

When your equipment hangs or freezes have you ever been told by theTech support team to turn the power off and then on again, well … that’s exactly what Powertxt does, it effectively performs a ‘hard reboot’ by turning the mains power to your equipment off and then on again (“rebooting it”). 

Every function is controlled by text message, so you just send a text message from your phone to Powertxt … it’s as easy as that! You can also choose to control power automatically by time & date (e.g. Power auto on at 7am and off at 6pm every Monday – Friday) or temperature (e.g. control a heater, Power auto on when the temp drops to 5 degrees and off when it rises to 15 degrees). Powertxt is automatically programmed to send power loss alerts as default.

Low signal? No problem! As Powertxt only uses SMS (no data) it can work in many areas where other technology fails, it works anywhere you can send a text message. Powertxt is currently used anywhere from metal cages and lockers to hospital basements with no signal issues.

Specification

  • Switching loads of up to 3KW (13A)
  • Instant power loss / restore text message (SMS) alerts to all users
  • Turn power on or off as required remotely by SMS
  • Rebooting remotely reduces engineering call outs and saves money
  • Powertxt is an SMS only controlled device, simple quick set up by SMS
  • Control using your mobile phone or dedicated SMS software
  • True out of band solution (No IP address/No Wi-Fi connection or permission required)
  • Control power by time delay (OFF in 20mins), time/day and temperature.
  • Totally secure
  • One master user plus 4 additional users
  • Instant temperature SMS alerts, temperature sensor included
  • No installation, just 'plug & play'
  • SIM card required
  • Operating temperature -10C to +50C
  • Dual Band

Each unit requires a SIM of its own, which could be PAYG, contract or M2M SIM. 
Note * Powertxt is not compatible with SIMs from the 3 Mobile network.

Usage Examples

Amazon Smart Lockers – Powertxt is used on every router in the ‘Amazon Smart Lockers’ to ensure minimal downtime as customers may chose not to use this service again if they arrive at a locker that is down, these lockers need maximal uptime so customers can collect their parcel when they need to.

ATMs – Powertxt is used inside ATMs so the equipment can be rebooted if there is a comms issue, Powertxt sends real-time power loss alerts so the customer knows when it’s an issue outside of their control and it also aids security if there is a potential cyber threat as the ATM can be remotely shut down immediately. Uptime is extremely important for customer satisfaction and revenue streams.

ANPR Cameras – These can often be in dangerous locations making it extremely expensive for an engineer/s to visit site and in most cases the mains power supply is out of the customers control so knowing about a power outage is extremely important.

Digital Signage – Powertxt is used to reboot routers and digital signage equipment, and it is also used to save on energy costs by turning the equipment off when not required e.g. in a train station or airport, which in turn can prolong the life of the equipment.

Powertxt is used for a wide variety of equipment within many industries including digital signage, banking, smart lockers/kiosks, digital analytics, CCTV, ANPR cameras, IT & Communications, Energy & Utilities, Marine & Aquatics, Healthcare and we are finding customers using it for new applications all the time. UK, US and EU Versions are available.

What SIM/network should I use? What are the approximate running costs?

UK & EU Customers - Powertxt needs a SIM card to operate, we offer UK M2M (machine to machine SIMs), EU Roaming SIMs or you can use off the shelf PAYG SIMs (pay as you go). Running costs are very low and we have negotiated special rates for SMS only SIMs, currently approx. £1.25 pm (inc 10 SMS pm). As Powertxt uses 2G SMS’s if you chose to use a PAYG SIM the unit does not work with digital only networks e.g. Three.

US Customers - Powertxt will work with both AT&T and T-Mobile. A SIM Card is effectively a small chip that goes inside Powertxt to allow it to connect to the GSM (cellular) networks. In Europe to use the GSM network ‘SIM cards’ are the only option and are readily available, however in the US it is split between CDMA and GSM (T-Mobile & AT&T). CDMA is where the network connectivity is physically built into the device and GSM uses a SIM card like Europe. Please ask your local reseller to help with M2M SIMs.

 

Delivery

There may be a delivery charge according to the product purchased. Delivery charges vary depending on product type, physical size, delivery location and delivery service. Delivery costs are clearly shown at the ordering stage. We may charge for the heavier products 2 KG and over and overseas deliveries.

Our standard delivery service includes delivery Monday to Friday on the British Mainland. The British Mainland does not include Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or the Isle of Wight. This is due to the extra cost and time involved in delivering to those addresses.

Delivery of WirelessHomes products (stock items) will normally be made within 2-3 working days from clearance of payment. Some items may be delivered direct from the manufacturers and may take up to 5-7 working days from clearance of payment. We will endeavour to deliver goods within the times stated but goods are subject to availability and delay in delivery of goods is sometimes outside our control. Any dates we specify for the delivery of the goods are approximate only and we shall not be liable for any losses, costs, damages, charges, or expenses caused by any delay for delivery of the goods. If we or our suppliers are temporarily out of stock, we will notify you of this position and you should allow up to 14 days for dispatch of the goods. For delays of more than 14 days, you will have the right to cancel the order and we will refund any money paid by you for the goods.

 

Standard Delivery Service 

Our Standard Delivery will normally take between 2 and 3 working days from the day of dispatch to reach you.

All times apply to orders placed before 4pm.

Prices and times are for UK Mainland orders only.