2N VoiceBlue Lite - Manual v2.6, VoiceBlue Lite User Manual

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2N - VoiceBlue Lite

User Manual

Version: 2.6

Dear customer,

let us congratulate you on having purchased the 2N – VoiceBlue Lite system. This new product has been developed and produced in order to provide the maximum utility value, quality and reliability to the user. We hope you will be fully satisfied with our 2N – VoiceBlue Lite.

The manufacturer constantly improves the software contained in the product (the so-called firmware). The technology used therein helps you download the latest firmware version to the 2N – VoiceBlue Lite VoIP GSM gateway using a common PC anytime. For the latest firmware version see www.2n.cz. For necessary instructions refer to Section 7.2 hereof. We recommend you to apply the latest version to avoid problems that have already been eliminated.

Grey marked text of this User Guide specifies functions of VoiceBlue Lite, which will be supported in newer versions of firmware. You also find the latest version of the User Manual at www.2n.cz.

Check your delivery for completeness according to the packing list and study this manual carefully before installing this product. The manufacturer shall not be responsible for damage caused by any use of this product in contradiction with the User Manual. The warranty terms and conditions do not apply to damage incurred as a result of gross handling and/or undue storing of the product or violation of the technical parameters included herein.

This manual is very much detailed and includes subsections that are irrelevant for the basic installation purposes as well as subsections referring to other VoIP GSM gateway models.

Packing List

Please check your 2N® - VoiceBlue Lite delivery for compliance with the following packing list.

Item

Pieces

2N - VoiceBlue Lite – check the model type according

1

to the order number, see the type label on the gateway

back side

 

Mains adapter according to type

1

 

 

Serial laplink cable

1

 

 

Ethernet cable (4-wire)

1

 

 

USB cable A – B

1

 

 

Antenna with a SMA connector

1

 

 

Wall mounting holder

1

 

 

Dowels

2

 

 

Screws

2

 

 

Warranty certificate

1

 

 

Compliance certificate

1

 

 

2N product CD

1

 

 

Contents

 

SECTION 1 – PRODUCT PRESENTATION..............................................

3

1.1.

Purpose.......................................................................................................

4

1.2.

How to Cut Telephone Costs.....................................................................

4

1.3.

Other Advantages and Applications ..........................................................

5

1.4.

RF Radiation Safety Precautions ...............................................................

6

SECTION 2 – INSTALLATION ......................................................................

7

2.1.

Get Started .................................................................................................

8

2.2.

Brief Installation Guide .............................................................................

9

2.3.

Proper Mounting......................................................................................

11

2.4.

PC or LAN Connection............................................................................

12

2.5.

Antenna Connection ................................................................................

15

2.6.

Gateway Power Supply............................................................................

15

2.7.

SIM Card Installation/Removal...............................................................

16

2.8.

PIN Entering Disable (Optional) .............................................................

17

2.9.

Status Indicators.......................................................................................

17

 

Power Indicator...................................................................................

18

 

GSM Indicators....................................................................................

18

2.10. Lithium Battery Replacement..................................................................

20

2.11. Fuse Replacement....................................................................................

22

2.12. Antenna Splitter .......................................................................................

22

SECTION 3 – 2N - VOICEBLUE LITE INSTALLATION .................

24

3.1.

Proper Installation Conditions .................................................................

25

3.2.

VoiceBlue Lite Installation......................................................................

25

3.3. Potential GSM Network Problems ..........................................................

26

SECTION 4 – VOICEBLUE LITE CONNECTION TO VOIP ...........

28

4.1. SIP and H.323 Network Interconnection.................................................

29

4.2.

Point-to-Point Configuration ...................................................................

29

4.3.

Point-to-Multipoint Configuration...........................................................

31

SECTION 5 – IP VOICE TRANSMISSION..............................................

32

5.1.

Speech Coding Methods ..........................................................................

33

5.2.

SIP Components ......................................................................................

35

5.3.

SIP Reports ..............................................................................................

35

CHAPTER 6 MOBILITY EXTENSION ....................................................

38

6.1. Advantages of function mobility extension.............................................

39

6.2. Activation of service mobility extension.................................................

39

6.3. Description of service mobility extension...............................................

39

 

Function “Follow me” ........................................................................

40

 

Function “SMS at no answer” ............................................................

40

 

Function of forwarding call ................................................................

41

 

Function of quick forwarding of call..................................................

42

6.4. Recording announcements for mobility extension..................................

43

 

Recording of announcements using terminal and protocol Xmodem.44

6.5. Permitting service mobility extension.....................................................

45

SECTION 7 – 2N VOICEBLUE LITE ROUTING RULES .................

46

7.1. Functions Supported by 2N VoiceBlue Lite ...........................................

47

7.2.

Call Routing Rules ..................................................................................

47

7.3.

LCR table.................................................................................................

47

7.4. Call Routing to GSM via VoiceBlue Lite ...............................................

48

7.5. Incoming calls from GSM to VoIP network ...........................................

50

7.6.

DISA Message.........................................................................................

53

 

DISA Message Recording Using Terminal and GSM Phone.............

53

 

Recording DISA using terminal and protocol Xmodem ....................

54

SECTION 8 INTRODUCTION OF CONFIGURATION PROGRAM56

8.1. VoiceBlue Lite Configuration Program Installation ...............................

57

8.2. VoiceBlue Lite Configuration Program Running....................................

57

8.3. Configuration Program Basic menu ........................................................

60

 

File ......................................................................................................

60

 

Gateway control..................................................................................

61

 

Settings ...............................................................................................

61

 

Help.....................................................................................................

63

8.4.

Button Bar ...............................................................................................

63

8.5. Topic List and Alphabetical Glossary .....................................................

63

SECTION 9 CONFIGURATION ..................................................................

66

9.1. Establishing Communication with VoiceBlue Lite.................................

67

 

Gateway selection...............................................................................

67

 

Communication setting.......................................................................

67

9.2. Firmware Identification and Upgrade .....................................................

68

 

Firmware uploading............................................................................

69

9.3.

Gateway Licencing..................................................................................

70

9.4.

Gateway control Items.............................................................................

71

 

Login account......................................................................................

71

 

Date/Time............................................................................................

71

 

Firmware / Licence .............................................................................

72

 

Tracing ................................................................................................

72

 

Terminal ..............................................................................................

73

 

LOG file ..............................................................................................

73

 

Record on calls....................................................................................

74

 

Statistics ..............................................................................................

74

 

Voice message.....................................................................................

75

 

GSM diagnostic...................................................................................

76

 

Actual calls..........................................................................................

77

9.5.

Gateway configuration.............................................................................

77

 

System parameters ..............................................................................

78

 

SIP parameters ....................................................................................

80

 

Basic GSM parameters........................................................................

82

 

GSM groups assignment .....................................................................

84

 

GSM outgoing groups.........................................................................

84

 

GSM incoming groups........................................................................

88

 

Network list.........................................................................................

91

 

LCR table ............................................................................................

91

 

Autorouting Table...............................................................................

94

 

Mobility extension ..............................................................................

97

9.6.

Reset.........................................................................................................

99

SECTION 10– CONFIGURATION OF EXTERNAL CALLBACK 100

10.1. Introduction to the External Routing Software......................................

101

10.2. Installation and configuration of XAPI server.......................................

101

10.3. Entering licenses to XAPI server...........................................................

104

10.4. Registering of users ...............................................................................

105

10.5. Installing and configuration of Callback Centre....................................

106

SECTION 11– CONFIGURATION USING TERMINAL ...................

110

11.1. Serial Communication Setting...............................................................

111

11.2. USB Communication Setting.................................................................

111

11.3. TCP/IP Communication Setting ............................................................

111

11.4. Terminal Communication......................................................................

112

11.5. GSM Gateway Behaviour......................................................................

112

11.6. List of Terminal AT Commands............................................................

112

 

Basic AT commands .........................................................................

112

 

Extended user commands..................................................................

113

 

Ethernet parameters:..........................................................................

114

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Group parameters: ............................................................................

114

Pseudotarif params: ..........................................................................

115

Network params:...............................................................................

116

Routing params:................................................................................

116

Totals ................................................................................................

116

Service AT commands:.....................................................................

117

Special GSM commands:..................................................................

117

Work with SMS ................................................................................

119

11.7. Records on Operation (LOG) ................................................................

120

11.8. Records on Calls (example)...................................................................

121

11.9. Statistics – Description..........................................................................

122

SECTION 12 – TECHNICAL PARAMETERS ......................................

124

Figures

 

Fig. 1 – Bottom View...............................................................................................

8

Fig. 2 – Top View ....................................................................................................

9

Fig. 3 – Gateway Holder Wall-Mounting..............................................................

11

Fig. 4 – Gateway Hanging .....................................................................................

11

Fig. 5 – Direct PC Connection Using USB............................................................

13

Fig. 6 – Direct PC Connection Using RS232 ........................................................

14

Fig. 7 – LAN Connection.......................................................................................

14

Fig. 8 – RJ-45 Wiring for LAN Connection..........................................................

14

Fig. 9 – Antenna Connection .................................................................................

15

Fig. 10

– Supply Adapter Connection....................................................................

16

Fig. 11

– SIM Card Inserting Procedure................................................................

17

Fig. 12

– Signalling LEDs .....................................................................................

18

Fig. 13

– Motherboard Diagram ............................................................................

21

Fig. 14

– SIP – H.323 Network Interconnection....................................................

29

Fig. 15 – Point-to-Point Configuration with SIP VoIP Telephone........................

30

Fig. 16 – Point-to-Point Configuration with VoIP Gateway .................................

30

Fig. 17

– Point-to-Multipoint Configuration..........................................................

31

Fig. 18

– SIP Message Sending while Connection Establishing and Terminating37

Fig. 19

- Service mobility extension function “Follow me”.................................

40

Fig. 20

- Service mobility extension function “SMS at no answer”......................

41

Fig. 21

- Service mobility extension function forwarding call ..............................

42

Fig.22

- Service mobility extension function quick forwarding ...........................

43

Fig. 23

– Routing of Outgoing GSM Calls............................................................

49

Fig. 24

– Incoming Call Processing Procedure......................................................

52

Fig. 25

- Main window of configuration program .................................................

57

Fig. 26

- Gateway list selection..............................................................................

58

Fig. 27

- Adding of new entry to gateway list .......................................................

58

Fig. 28

- gateway control menu .............................................................................

61

Fig. 29

– Communication Setting Window ...........................................................

62

Fig. 30

– GSM Configuration Program Button Bar...............................................

63

Fig. 31

– Topic List (left) and Alphabetical Glossary (right) ................................

64

Fig. 32

– Communication Setting Window ...........................................................

67

Fig. 33

– Firmware Window..................................................................................

69

Fig. 34

– Login Account Window .........................................................................

71

Fig. 35

– Date and Time Setting Window .............................................................

71

Fig. 36

– Tracing Window .....................................................................................

73

Fig. 37 – Window of Terminal Integrated in Configuration Program

...................73

Fig. 38 - Log window ............................................................................................

74

Fig. 39 - Statistics window ....................................................................................

74

Fig. 40 – Voice Message Recording Guide...........................................................

75

Fig. 41 – Diagnostics.............................................................................................

76

Fig. 42 – Call Information Displaying Window....................................................

77

Fig. 43 – System Parameters Window...................................................................

78

Fig. 44 – Ethernet Parameter Configuring Window..............................................

80

Fig. 45 – Basic GSM Parameter Setting Window.................................................

82

Fig. 46 – Group Assigning Window......................................................................

84

Fig. 47 – Outgoing Group Setting Window...........................................................

84

Fig. 48 – Incoming Group Setting Window ..........................................................

88

Fig. 49 – GSM Calling Group Defining Window .................................................

91

Fig. 50 – LCR table ...............................................................................................

92

Fig. 51 – LCR table Completion............................................................................

92

Fig. 52 – Callback function ...................................................................................

95

Fig. 53 - Autorouting table ....................................................................................

95

Fig. 54 – Add/edit autorouting numbers..............................................................

96

Fig. 55 – Table mobility extension........................................................................

97

Fig. 56 – Window of editing table of mobility extension......................................

98

Fig. 57 – Scheme of external Routing system.....................................................

101

Fig. 58 – Main XAPI server window ..................................................................

102

Fig. 59 - Communication configuration ..............................................................

102

Fig. 60 - SMS setup window ...............................................................................

103

Fig. 61 - Status of GSM modules ........................................................................

103

Fig. 62 - Entering the licence..............................................................................

104

Fig. 63 - New user window .................................................................................

105

Fig. 64 - New user account properties.................................................................

106

Fig. 65 - Voice Callback centre settings..............................................................

107

Fig. 66 - Communication LOG............................................................................

107

Fig. 67 - New user ...............................................................................................

108

Fig. 68 - User Groups ..........................................................................................

108

2N - VoiceBlue Lite

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S E C T I O N 1

Product Presentation

Here is a survey of what you will find in this section:

Purpose

How to Cut Telephone Costs

Other Advantages and Applications

RF Radiation Safety Precautions

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1.1.Purpose

The 2N - VoiceBlue Lite gateways help interconnect SIP based VoIP networks directly with GSM networks. They can also be used for a direct connection with a VoIP telephone set.

The voice mode, i.e. an outgoing or incoming call, is the basic function of the system. The gateway is equipped with all functions necessary for such use and provides a very high comfort in this mode.

In addition to voice transmission, the 2N - VoiceBlue Lite gateways enable to send and receive SMS messages.

No extra equipment (an external GSM telephone, etc.) is needed for normal operation. To set the basic parameters use the configuration software included in the product CD. All programmable parameters are default-preset in such a manner that you can commence your telephone traffic the moment you connect the Ethernet and supply cables, antenna and SIM card and set the GSM and VoIP parameters.

1.2.How to Cut Telephone Costs

Once you connect the 2N – VoiceBlue Lite gateway to your VoIP PBX, you can make all outgoing calls to a mobile network directly. Thus, you cut your PSTN - mobile network call costs. All mobile telephone calls from your personnel in the field are cheaper too.

You are advised to use the most advantageous rate of your GSM provider for your GSM gateway because all gateway user call accounts are added up for billing purposes.

You can bar selected numbers or groups of numbers in your gateway. You shall pay nothing for the calls you have barred.

2N - VoiceBlue Lite keeps detailed records on all calls. This helps you find out easily why your bill is higher than it should be.

The Least Cost Router is flexible enough to help you set rules for GSM calling at the lowest possible operation costs.

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The intelligent Callback function enables your personnel to call at the cost of your GSM gateway SIM cards.

1.3.Other Advantages and Applications

2N - VoiceBlue Lite integrates the best of the GSM and VoIP communication technologies.

The GSM gateway keeps detailed statistics on incoming and outgoing calls.

With the Compact Flash memory you get an almost unlimited depository for your call records.

The Intelligent Routing of Incoming Calls function accelerates the incoming call establishing and provides a higher calling comfort.

The DISA function with the option to record easily a welcome note is available.

You can use the conditioned or unconditioned call forwarding function.

You can disable the CLIP function on your GSM telephone set.

Unlike mobile telephones, this system does not expose you to the RF electromagnetic field while making calls.

All functions may be configured through the Ethernet, USB and serial interfaces.

With the aid of external software, you can implement your VoiceBlue Lite gateway into the Unified Messaging system of your company.

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1.4. RF Radiation Safety Precautions

It is prohibited to use any transmitters, including VoiceBlue Lite, in areas where explosives are used, such as quarries.

It is forbidden to use mobile phones and thus VoiceBlue Lite too at refuelling points.

A GSM gateway may affect sensitive life-saving devices in medical centres. So it is prohibited to use mobile phones and thus VoiceBlue Lite here.

In general, any restriction regarding mobile phones based on RF energy radiation applies to GSM gateways.

Where necessary, VoiceBlue Lite may be installed at a safe distance (in the neighbouring building, e.g.) and an Ethernet cable may be carried from the GSM gateway to the original building.

Although GSM gateways are not intended for aircraft or cars, all relevant restrictions and regulations regarding mobile phones apply to them here.

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S E C T I O N 2

Installation

This section deals mainly with the proper mounting of the 2N - VoiceBlue Lite and its connectors. One subsection is devoted to the lithium battery replacement.

Here is a survey of what you will can in this section:

Get Started

Brief Installation Guide

Proper Mounting

PC or LAN Connection

Antenna Connection

Gateway Power Supply

SIM Card Installation/Removal

PIN Entering Disable (Optional)

Status Indicators

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Lithium Battery Replacement

Fuse Replacement

Antenna Splitter

2.1.Get Started

Before you start installing your VoiceBlue Lite gateway, get familiar with its physical structure, arrangement of connectors and status indicators; see Fig. 1, Fig. 2, and Fig. 12.

Fig. 1 – Bottom View

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Fig. 2 – Top View

2.2.Brief Installation Guide

Proper mounting – 2N – VoiceBlue Lite is designed for suspension on a vertical surface. Fit the holder included in the delivery on a wall and hang the gateway on it. For details on the prescribed working position and other recommendations refer to Subs. 2.3.

Cable connection – connect the gateway using an Ethernet cable to your VoIP PBX (or any other VoIP terminals). For more details on proper wiring refer to Subs. 2.4.

Antenna connection – connect an external antenna cable into the SMA antenna connector. Place the antenna on a place with a good GSM signal (refer to Subs. 2.5).

Gateway power supply – the delivery includes a mains adapter. Make sure that an antenna has been attached to the antenna connector before supplying voltage. Plug in the adapter connector into the GSM gateway and the power adapter into a wall socket. The gateway turns on immediately (see Subs. 2.6).

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SIM card insertion – SIM cards are inserted in holders on the gateway top. The SIM card holder is of the push/pull type, which means that all you have to do is insert a SIM card and press the holder gently until it snaps into position (see Subs. 2.7). Secure the SIM card with a latch to avoid incidental removal. !CAUTION! If you use PIN-asking SIM cards, first set an identical PIN code for all SIM cards used in the GSM gateway, save it into the GSM gateway configuration and only then insert the SIM cards in the GSM gateway.

PC connection – the gateway parameters are normally set using the configuration software available on the CD included

in the delivery. To interconnect your PC with 2N - VoiceBlue Lite use the USB cable* or laplink RS 232 cable** included in the delivery.

Configuration program installations - run the installation file from the installation CD on a PC connected to the gateway and install the VoiceBlue Lite configuration software (refer to Subs. 0).

Configuration program - run the VoiceBlue Lite program and set the serial port communication for your PC - gateway connection. Establish communication between your PC and the gateway (refer to Subs. ).

2N - VoiceBlue Lite configuration - now use the configuration software to set all necessary gateway parameters - VoIP parameters basic GSM parameters and tariff metering/pricing parameters, routing, restrictions, system parameters, and input and switch properties. Having set the required parameters, upload the configuration data to the gateway via a serial link. For more details on the configuration software see Section 9.

* Be sure to install the drivers available on the CD included when you use a USB cable. **of the same type as used for direct PC-PC connection.

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2.3.Proper Mounting

The 2N - VoiceBlue Lite gateway is designed for mounting on a vertical surface. For this purpose a wallmounting holder is available. Just fit the holder with dowels and screws (Fig. 3) to the wall and hang the gateway as shown in (Fig. 4).

Fig. 3 – Gateway Holder Wall-Mounting

Fig. 4 – Gateway Hanging

It is possible to operate the VoiceBlue Lite gateway in another working position (e.g. on a desk) for a short time only, for example in servicing centres for quick testing purposes.

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Exceeding the recommended operating temperature values may not affect the gateway function immediately but may result in more rapid ageing and lower reliability. The allowed working temperature and relative humidity ranges are included in Section 12.

The gateway is intended for indoor use. It may not be exposed to rain, flowing water, condensed moisture, fog, or mist.

The gateway may not be exposed to aggressive gas, acid vapours, solvents, etc. or aggressive liquids, during cover cleaning, for example.

The VoiceBlue Lite gateway is not designed for high-vibration environments e.g. means of transport, machine rooms, etc.

Free space has to be left under and over the gateway for cables and agitated air to remove operational heat.

Install the gateway on a place with a good GSM signal.

A misplacement of the GSM gateway or its antenna near television, broadcasting or similar RF-sensitive devices may evoke an adverse effect upon their function.

Being a source of RF energy emission, the VoiceBlue Lite gateway antenna should not be located close to human bodies. The hazard is higher than with mobile telephones because the gateway is usually used by many people and thus employed more often.

2.4.PC or LAN Connection

The 2N - VoiceBlue Lite gateway can be connected to a PC using a USB cable terminated with a USB B connector or a laplink serial cable with RS 232 connectors. A direct connection of 2N - VoiceBlue Lite and a PC is necessary for the initial gateway configuration when the gateway IP address is unknown and the gateway cannot be configured using the LAN.

VoiceBlue Lite supports connection via the Universal Serial Bus (USB) of version 1.1. In this type of connection, however, it is necessary to install VoiceBlue Lite drivers into your operating system (OS). At present, the drivers support the Microsoft

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Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP OS. While installing the drivers please following the instructions below:

Insert the included CD into your PC CD-ROM drive.

Connect the USB cable to the PC and then to VoiceBlue Lite.

The Windows OS recognises the connected device automatically and asks for suitable drivers.

Find the VoiceBlue Lite drivers on the CD included in the delivery in the following directory: CDROM:\VoiceBlue\USB drivers.

The OS recognizes the right drivers automatically and starts installing them.

The OS may also require the USB COM port drivers. They are available in the same CD directory as mentioned above.

The VoiceBlue Lite gateway operates as a modem in the data mode, communicating through a virtual COM port. The gateway USB port default parameters are 921,600 bps, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, and no flow control. If you intend to use the USB cable for distances longer than 5 meters, you are recommended to use the USB hubs.

.

Fig. 5 – Direct PC Connection Using USB

The serial port transmission rate is 57,600 bps, the remaining communication parameters are the same. Set the communication parameters on the PC side identically.

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Fig. 6 – Direct PC Connection Using RS232

A standard straight through cable terminated with RJ-45 connectors is sued for connection to the 10BASE-T (Twisted Pair Ethernet) LAN (Fig. 7 and Fig. 8).

Fig. 7 – LAN Connection

Fig. 8 – RJ-45 Wiring for LAN Connection

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2.5. Antenna Connection

The VoiceBlue Lite gateway has one SMA antenna connector for all GSM modules, see Fig. 9. An external antenna cable is connected to this connector. The external antenna should be installed vertically on a place with a good GSM signal. For the technical parameters of the antenna refer to Section 12.

Fig. 9 – Antenna Connection

Tighten the antenna connector gently with your hand, never use a wrench!

2.6.Gateway Power Supply

Be sure to use only the mains supply adapter that is included in the gateway delivery.

Before plugging in the gateway, make sure that the mains voltage value meets the data given on the mains adapter label.

Make sure that the antenna has been connected. If you connect the gateway to the power supply without an antenna, the GSM module transmitter might get damaged.

Now plug the supply adapter into a wall socket and after it connect the adapter connector to the gateway, see Fig. 10. The status indicators indicate the proper operation. For their meanings refer to Subs. 2.9.

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Fig. 10 – Supply Adapter Connection

2.7. SIM Card Installation/Removal

Insert the SIM card into the SIM card slots with your hand as shown in Fig. 11. Please make sure that the slashed SIM card side is on a side opposite to the latch. Having inserted the SIM card, push the card gently until you hear a click signalling that the push/pull holders have snapped the card. Secure the SIM card by shifting the latch to the right in order to avoid incidental removal of the SIM card.

To remove the SIM card take the opposite steps. You can replace a SIM card even with the gateway on.

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Fig. 11 – SIM Card Inserting Procedure

Each SIM card inserted in the gateway has a unique set of parameters. Their values are bound to the card IMSI, remain stored in the gateway even if the SIM card has been removed and thus need not be reset upon SIM card re-insertion.

2.8. PIN Entering Disable (Optional)

2N - VoiceBlue Lite is set at automatic PIN entering by default (1234). To disable the PIN use any mobile telephone in which you insert the given SIM card. By disabling the PIN entering you invalidate any other VoiceBlue Lite parameters or PIN stored in the gateway memory. If you do not disable this function, VoiceBlue Lite will always ask for a PIN by LED signalling, which must be identical for all SIM cards inserted.

2.9. Status Indicators

There is a panel with five LEDs on the gateway upper cover for a quick GSM gateway status detection (see Fig. 12). The Power LED signals that the gateway as a whole is in operation. The GSM 1 to GSM 4 LEDs indicate the status of the respective GSM modules.

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Fig. 12 – Signalling LEDs

Basic diagnostic tests and gateway initialisation are performed automatically whenever the gateway is connected to supply voltage. Each test step is signalled by a specific colour combination of the LEDs. If a test step fails, the indicator combination related to the failed test remains lighted.

Power Indicator

The Power LED signals whether the VoiceBlue Lite gateway is supplied or not.

 

Power indicator (blue)

 

 

 

Power

 

LED colour/status

 

 

 

No light

 

The system is not working. /

 

 

Blown fuse / Wrong power

 

 

supply

 

 

 

Continuous light

 

The system is working.

 

 

 

Tab. 1 – Survey of Power Indicator Statuses

GSM Indicators

The GSM 1 to GSM 4 LEDs signal statuses of the respective GSM modules. Whenever the 2N - VoiceBlue Lite is started, detection of the GSM modules is carried out. This process is signalled by a green LED. If all GSM modules are present and ok, the LED goes out. After that the firmware and configuration uploading process is initiated, which is signalled by various LED colour combinations. The initialisation process is followed by a check of presence of SIM cards in slots. Quick blinking of the green LED of the respective GSM module indicates this procedure. If a GSM

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module or a SIM card is absent, the red LED remains lighted. If a GSM module is not supplied, the respective GSM LED is blinking red. Upon a correct GSM module initialisation, the SIM card is logged in, which is signalled by a quickly blinking green LED. If the log-in has been successful, the LED goes out. If not, it shines red continuously.

In normal operation, a continuous green LED indicates an incoming or outgoing call within the particular GSM module.

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A survey of GSM module status signalling is included in Tab. 2.

GSM Indicators

GSM 1 to GSM 4

LED Colour/Status

 

 

The module is ready

No light

 

 

Call establishing

Green / shining

 

 

Currently made call

Green / shining

 

 

Module initialisation

Green / blinking slowly 1:3

 

 

SIM card initialisation

Green / blinking quickly 1:1

 

 

GSM module / SIM card

Red / shining

absent

 

GSM module not supplied

Red / blinking quickly

 

 

Tab. 2 – Survey of GSM Module Status Signalling

2.10. Lithium Battery Replacement

Limited warranty on accumulators

The warranty on batteries (accumulators) supplied separately or as part of a product or together with a product does not also apply to wear and tear of accumulators and their components as a result of normal use (e.g. discharge of the battery, reduction of the accumulator capacity as a result of wear and tear) as fact that may not be deemed as a lack of conformity with the contract of sale in accordance with Article 2 of Directive 1999/44/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.

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WARNING! An incorrect battery replacement may result in explosion. For replacement, batteries of the same or equivalent type as recommended by the manufacturer may be used only. The battery type is CR2032.

WARNING! Never use metal tools for battery replacement to avoid short-circuit. Battery shortcircuiting may result in battery destruction or explosion.

Keep the proper battery polarity.

Dispose of used batteries in accordance with applicable waste regulations, for example in waste recycling centres.

Fig. 13 – Motherboard Diagram

It is unnecessary for the gateway function. Its average service life is approximately 3 years. You are recommended to replace it after three years for preventive purposes or, at least, check the voltage with a voltmeter (the value should not drop below 2.9V). A completely low battery results in the VoiceBlue Lite gateway losing the time and date information and false data appear in the trace and also in the service log buffer listing.

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To replace the lithium battery, first disconnect your VoiceBlue Lite gateway from the mains and open the cover. Remove the old battery from the holder using a suitable tool and install a new one. We recommend you to have this service done by a 2N servicing centre.

2.11.Fuse Replacement

WARNING! Use only a fuse of the same type.

Disconnect the adapter power while replacing the fuse.

Fuse can be replaced only by service which is personnel qualified to check such parameters as power consumption, DC voltage etc.

If fuse fails again, unit must be returned to manufacturer for repair

To exchange the fuse disconnect power adapter cable first. The location of the fuse on the main board is on the Fig. 13. Open the cover, remove the faulty fuse and check it. Replace the fuse by a fuse of the same type only. Close the cover and reconnect the power adapter cable.

2.12. Antenna Splitter

The antenna splitter is a passive component that enables several GSM channels to share a single antenna. With VoiceBlue Lite it joins four antenna ports into one external antenna. This splitter saves both antenna costs and installation space. It is a passive element – it has a characteristic signal attenuation that the connected antenna must compensate. For technical parameters of the splitter and antennas refer to Section 12.

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2N - VoiceBlue Lite Installation

This section shows how to install the VoiceBlue Lite gateway properly to avoid gateway operation troubles.

This section includes:

Proper Installation Conditions

VoiceBlue Lite Installation

Potential GSM Network Problems

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3.1. Proper Installation Conditions

The following installation conditions must be met for a proper function of VoiceBlue Lite:

Sufficient space for VoiceBlue Lite installation.

Sufficiently strong signal from the GSM network with which VoiceBlue Lite shall work with (the minimum signal intensity value is –80dBm). To measure the signal intensity before VoiceBlue Lite installation you can use a mobile telephone with the Net monitor function enabled (e.g. SIEMENS, NOKIA).

A corresponding capacity of the GSM network (no GSM cell overloading). Remember that the use of multiple GSM gateways in one location may overload your current GSM cell base. This might lead to a permanent or occasional rejection of calls to GSM networks!

No strong electromagnetic radiation on the installation site.

No strong reflections on VoiceBlue Lite antenna sites.

A correct VoIP connection configuration according to SIP and other VoIP recommendations.

3.2.VoiceBlue Lite Installation

Place the VoiceBlue Lite GSM gateway to an environment that meets the gateway working conditions.

It is recommended to connect the supply adapter with a battery backup (UPS) and appropriate surge protection.

Configure the GSM gateway using the VoiceBlue Lite software available on the product CD enclosed.

You may use remote GSM gateway administration through the Ethernet for a comfortable GSM gateway management.

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3.3. Potential GSM Network Problems

The VoiceBlue Lite GSM gateway is designed for a continuous 100% load. The GSM network may cause the following problems:

The GSM module(s) cannot log in, log in slowly or log out occasionally. This might be caused by any of the events below:

The signal intensity received from the GSM network is too weak – the recommended minimum value is -80dBm. If the signal is lower, change the antenna position or type.

The GSM cell to which the GSM modules log in is overloaded. Change the antenna position, or reduce the number of GSM channels connected to the troubled GSM network.

One of the GSM modules keeps logged out or is unable to process an outgoing call – this indicates a potential GSM network overload on the installation site. To solve this problem, set the parameter “Relax delay” = 2. If a GSM module fails to log in or refuses to process a GSM call even after the gateway restart, check your GSM network provider for potential SIM card or GSM module blocking.

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VoiceBlue Lite Connection to VoIP

This section discusses VoIP connection possibilities of the 2N - VoiceBlue Lite gateway. Since 2N - VoiceBlue Lite communicates using the SIP only, the interconnection of SIP and H.323 networks is mentioned here too. 2N - VoiceBlue Lite may be operated in the Point-to-Point or Point-to-Multipoint mode with a SIP Proxy server.

This section includes:

SIP and H.323 Network Interconnection

Point-to-Point Configuration

Point-to-Multipoint Configuration

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4.1. SIP and H.323 Network Interconnection

SIP-based devices cannot communicate with H.323-based ones directly but through a SIP/H.323 gateway. This gateway transfers signalling reports of both the protocols. Using the RTP (Real Time Protocol) for multimedia data transmission, both SIP and H.323 devices can communicate directly with each other after getting interconnected by a SIP/H.323 gateway. Therefore, 2N - VoiceBlue Lite may be implemented into the existing H.323 environment using a SIP/H.323 gateway.

Fig. 14 – SIP – H.323 Network Interconnection

4.2. Point-to-Point Configuration

In the Point-to-Point mode, VoiceBlue Lite can only communicate with one SIP VoIP telephone or another SIP VoIP terminal, e.g. a VoIP gateway. The IP address of the opposite side is always set as the Proxy server IP address in the VoiceBlue Lite P-T-P mode.

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The VoiceBlue Lite configuration with one SIP VoIP telephone is often used for testing purposes before implementation to the VoIP network. For this connection see Fig. 15.

Fig. 15 – Point-to-Point Configuration with SIP VoIP Telephone

In the Point-to-Point mode using a VoIP gateway, all calls assigned to GSM are routed to VoiceBlue Lite by the VoIP gateway. You can either set the IP address of the opposite side as the Proxy server IP address for the two terminals, or, with an intelligent VoIP gateway, resend certain calls to the VoiceBlue Lite IP address directly.

Fig. 16 – Point-to-Point Configuration with VoIP Gateway

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4.3. Point-to-Multipoint Configuration

The Point-to-Multipoint arrangement means a classical structure of a distributed VoIP network with one or more SIP Proxy servers (VoIP gateways). The SIP Proxy is a software PBX version (or a standard PBX enhanced with VoIP services), which manages all signalling in the VoIP network. In this mode you can use multiple source terminals (e.g. VoIP telephones) and multiple destination terminals (e.g. VoiceBlue Lite). An internal routing algorithm (LCR) of your SIP Proxy is used for routing calls to GSM and other networks. GSM calls may be routed through the VoiceBlue Lite gateway. All signalling (SIP) is managed by the SIP Proxy and the subsequent voice stream is transmitted by the RTP in the Point-to-Point mode.

Fig. 17 – Point-to-Multipoint Configuration

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