Remote control for Codan NGT HF Transceivers

The TIP100 Remote Transceiver Interface enables operation of Codan NGT HF transceiver from any distance using common networking technologies such as LAN's, wireless WiFi connections and the Internet.


TIP100 Network Overview

The remote control interface is suitable for use with all NGT transceivers, and operates through the NGT handset interface. It enables a number of applications where it is necessary or desirable to operate a Codan NGT HF transceiver over some distance, whether it is a few tens of meters to the other side of a building, an antenna installation outside the city or even the other side of the world.

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Key Features

Network Based

The remote control interface unit is a network-based remote control facility specifically designed for use with Codan NGT transceivers. It communicates through its 10/100Mb Ethernet LAN interface using standard network protocols and can be integrated into existing LAN or WAN infrastructure using inexpensive off-the -shelf networking equipment like switches, routers and ADSL gateways.

Any Codan NGT transceiver

Designed to operate through the Codan NGT handset interface connection, the remote interface unit is suitable for use with all models of NGT transceivers (VR, CR, SRx, SR, ASR, AR & AR Voice).

Full access to all Codan NGT transceiver features

The remote transceiver interface unit effectively extends the Codan NGT handset interface cable through a network connection. As such, its operation is automatic and full transparent to the user and is virtually as if the the handset is directly connected to the NGT transceiver.
TIP100 Front view

Easy Installation & Configuration

The remote transceiver interface is very easy to setup, with reporting of the network address in use through through voice announcements. Then further configuration is by means of the built-in web pages of the unit.

Remote Control Applications

There are various reasons for an HF transceiver to be needed to operated over a distance. Many of these applications can be achieved using standard internet networking:

  • Utilising existing network cabling within a building to connect between a control room and the transceiver on a roof top.
  • Control a transceiver some kilometres away through a low cost wireless (WiFi) network connection.
  • Operate a fixed base station transceiver from a temporary location like a hotel room, utilising the hotel internet facilities or an internet connection through the mobile/cellular phone network.
  • Replacing expensive leased lines through more cost effective ADSL type Internet connections.
  • Central operation of multiple remote transceivers from a control room with the transceivers spread over some distances across the country.

Remote Data Connection

In addition to the NGT handset connection, the TIP100 can also support an auxilary RS232 data connection between the handset control location and the remote transceiver locations. This would allow a PC at the control location to control auxiliary equipment at the transceiver site.

Some examples are GPS tracking or mapping applications, email or data transfer with an HF data modem at the transceiver site, and antenna selectors or rotators.
TIP100 Rear View with interface connectors

Specifications

User Interface:

  • Web-browser based user interface
  • 4 LED's for status indication

Transceiver & Handset Interface:

  • Universal DB25 Interface Connector with adaptor cable.
  • Supports:
    • Audio In/Out (Balanced)
    • Speaker Out
    • Handset Control Data In/Out
    • RS232 (RX/TX/RTS/CTS)
    • 4 Digital Input/Output
    • Relay with normally‑closed/normally‑open contacts

Network Interface:

  • RJ45 10/100 Mbit Ethernet (Auto detect)
  • TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP, DHCP
  • Browser based management (integrated web server)
  • Data rate: about 40-150 kbit

Power requirements:

  • 12V DC, approx. 5 Watt

Case:

  • Extruded aluminium 290 g. 105 mm x 35 mm x 130 mm