I had always wanted to interface something other than the conventional embedded devices in the market. Thats when I laid my eyes on the GSM module. So I have worked with many embedded peripherals but nothing as big and promising as the GSM module. For some reasons I could never get involved with anything that has to do with GSM so far. The latest project I’m working on requires me to send a text file to a server with FTP using GPRS connection. And the best part is the project is fully funded 🙂
I made an order with CoiNel Technlonogy Solutions yesterday at their online outlet for a GSM and GPS module. Buying only either of the module is a waste. Most of the applications use both GSM and GPS together. So I took the liberty of ordering both. The parcel was delivered to me today! Now this, I did not expect. There were times when when I had to wait for 3 days for a shipment to arrive. Here is the image of the pair,
You could see the GSM module is the good old SIM 900A. The only problem I had was in identifying the GPS module. It has ABSOLUTELY no marking on it… And I forgot to mention, the vendor provides no details on the product. It’s surprising how these guys make a product, derive a living out of it and forget to put a name over it.
I went straight to the man who has all the answers and he seemed to have more that one answers. That is when I felt lost. If he has failed me then the odds are not on my side… Then it occurred, after I am not totally lost 🙂 there is always help somewhere. I posted the image of the module to a group in Facebook and suddenly there was light.
Okay, it’s time to introduce this man.. hmm you might have guessed already but it you haven’t, here is the spoiler Google 😛 Yes he is great but real experience and human instincts can be much better than any search engine with cool bots.
Now the next thing that I have to be doing will be to start working these newcomers and make some progress. I will make a post if I succeed in interfacing either of the module. I believe the GPS is not that big a deal as it uses a standard NMEA compatible string for its output. But the GSM module will need one hell of a learning curve. The AT command manual is daunting.
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