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RDCCO adopts Quectel BG96 in latest gateway

A pioneer of the M2M industry and counting some 20 years of solid progressive history, Sydney Based RDCCO Pty Ltd, also known as RDC, designs and manufactures communication products for the security sector. An internationally recognized brand name, RDC is well known within the security industry for its innovative and excellent products and services. Owned and operated in Australia, RDC’s network extends to the USA, South Africa, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea.

PM24 is RDC’s latest product addition, leveraging on LTE-M/NB-IoT technology and offering unique features such as, viewing all events sent to the Central Station in real time, as well as many other operational conditions. End users can remotely arm and disarm their alarm system, using a user-friendly Smartphone App called ‘Pocket Secure’. Pocket Secure is a Smartphone app that enables the end-user to remotely arm and disarm their alarm system, control doors, lights and gates. The app will display the current status of the alarm system, visually notifying the user if their alarm system is on or off.

Pocket Secure can control multiple sites + partitions and each site can have multiple users. It is available on iTunes, Google Play and Windows stores.

“We have found Quectel BG96 is a perfect module to design our state-of-the-art PM24 gateway, by taking advantage of its attractive features such as deep indoor penetration, low power consumption and obviously affordable price,” said Paul Behr, RDC Technical Director. “Extensive communication protocols, global spectrum availability and its backward-compatibility with existing 2G networks, ensures need of our international markets.”

BG96 is global multimode Cat M1 and NB-IoT with integrated GNSS, offering a maximum data rate of 300Kbps downlink and 375Kbps uplink, fully compliant with 3GPP R13 of LTE Cat 1 and Cat NB1 specification.

“From early days of IoT in Australia, we have been closely cooperating with all MNOs to assure reliable and effortless connectivity for our modules, steadily establishing Quectel a synonym to IoT”, said Quectel’s ANZ Sales Manager Alexander Katsoulis, adding the “field proven and certified BG96 is indeed a well-suited module satisfying all technical attributes of PM24. Quectel is glad to be part of the value chain driven by RDC, as their success is simply interpreted as our own.”