Hello Waspmote Community!
As you will see, we have released the new GSM/GPRS PRO module
for Waspmote. It is a slight evolution, offering advanced features we are listing below.
We tried to keep the same software structure with the new GSM/GPRS PRO module, so any user who worked with the previous GPRS module will be able to see many fuctions are the same and it is very similar
to program the new module.
Let's take a look to the explanation in the Waspmote GSM/GPRS PRO Programming Guide
GPRS libraries were developed to control the Hilo module (from Sagem). The GPRS_Pro libraries had been developed to control the new GPRS board which integrates the SIM900 module (from SIMCom). GPRS_Pro performs the same actions that GPRS module (some functions had been enhanced) and new functions has been added such as multiconnection for TCP/IP and UDP/IP clients, audio control or operator selection.
Regarding power consumption it has been reduced from 56µA to 30µA in power down mode (GPRS_OFF power mode).
The SIM900 module improves TCP/IP and UDP/IP connections adding new features such as TCP/IP server and multiconnection mode that allows up to 8 TCP/UDP clients or up to 7 TCP/UDP clients and 1 TCP/IP server. Extra functions such as autosending timer, add IP headers, setting DNS servers,... have been added.
Also uploading and downloading functions have been upgraded to allow to select the origin and destiny folder into the SD card and FTP server.
New functions allow to manage speaker level, Calling Line Identification (CLI) , mute, call alert. Also GSM/GPRS operator connection can be managed with functions such as get current operator, set preferred operator list, get cell information.
If you acquired the old GPRS module (HiLo - Sagem) and need to access to the user guide, you can download it here
And here you have the links to the previous GPRS module examples:
- Making lost call
- Sending SMS
- Receiving calls and SMSs
- TCP sockets
- Retrieving URL
- Complete example
- Setting low power mode
- Sending and receiving emails
- Uploading and downloading files