voice INTER connect has developed the vicCOM GSM-R 2 intercom module specifically for use in railroad applications and the GSM-R mobile radio network. It supports the standardized system platform for voice and data radio applications of Deutsche Bahn and enables the quick and easy design of individual communication devices. Besides the GSM-R version another version for LTE operations is also available. The intercom module features two slots for sim cards and connections for four call buttons. These can also activate the module from sleep mode and, in conjunction with the onboard charge controller, enable extremely power-saving and self-sufficient intercom solutions.
The IoT-capable vicCOM GSM-R 2 gateway can be wirelessly connected to communication networks. Compared to the previous version, the new module supports two sim cards with its corresponding slots. This allows redundant network access to be implemented for safety-critical applications, or different network providers to be supported for reliable mobile radio reception. With GSM-R-capable sim cards, both the GSM-R railroad standard and the regular GSM mobile network can be used.
vicCOM GSM-R2 2 offers an acoustic self-monitoring function and enables quick and easy configuration as well as retrieval of status information and usage statistics via cloud portal. As with all vicCOM modules, an individual intercom station can be implemented by adding loudspeakers, microphones, call buttons and LEDs. The system can automatically switch between speakerphone and a connected handset and offers the familiar speakerphone functionality of all vicCOM modules in crystal-clear full-duplex quality. In addition, the hardware module also supports a keyboard or keypad.
By connecting an RFID reader, authorization controls can also be used, e.g. at building access points or for service functions. Integrated relays and sensor inputs support door opening functions and monitoring, e.g. for access to power sockets, lockers, defibrillators or fire extinguishers at public emergency and information pillars within the railroad system. By means of the integrated battery charge controller, communication platforms based on vicCOM GSM-R 2 can be operated autonomously with solar power and different battery types.
With the vicCOM modules from voice INTER connect, which are available for GSM / GSM-R, IP and 2-wire bus data transmission, OEM manufacturers can implement both quickly and easily individual intercom solutions, which are suitable for the construction of functional samples and prototypes as well as for direct use in product series. For this purpose, the electronics are already EMC-tested and optimized for series production. Individual board formats, adaptation to special housing formats or the integration of additional circuits and functionalities are offered by voice INTER connect, as are services related to development, testing and production - from software development and acoustic product optimization to the design of individual voice user interfaces. On request, and in cooperation with partners, the company also takes on the design and production of completely individual emergency call and communication systems, including suitable housings and fronts for integration. As a result, companies can achieve individual call stations in the shortest possible time and with significantly lower development costs compared to a completely new or in-house development - with proven components and optimally adaptable to numerous areas of application and use cases.