The 2GIG XCVR2e-345 is a a 900 MHz transceiver module with a 345 MHz receiver built-in that supports both encrypted and non-encrypted 345 MHz sensors. This module is required in order to support the 2GIG TS1 Touchscreen Keypad along with 2GIG's encrypted eSeries sensors. It is compatible with the 2GIG GC2e security system. The 2GIG GC2e must be on Firmware Version 1.23 to support the use of this module.
Prior to the release of the 2GIG XCVR2e-345, if a user wanted to use the 2GIG TS1 Touchscreen Keypad with a 2GIG GC2e panel, they were required to install the 2GIG XCVR2-345. This module could support the bi-directional 900 MHz signals required for the TS1, but it did not have the ability to support eSeries encryption. For this reason, users had to choose between using the TS1, or using encrypted sensors. Now, that problem has been resolved.
There were two (2) other products that the 2GIG XCVR2-345 added compatibility for on the 2GIG GC2. Those were the 2GIG Go!Bridge IP Communicator and the 2GIG IMAGE1. The Go!Bridge has been discontinued and is no longer available, but if a user has one of these modules, then the only way to add it to a 2GIG GC2e is by installing the 2GIG XCVR2-345. Installation of this module means the user cannot use eSeries encrypted sensors, but can use the TS1 Keypad along with the Go!Bridge. The IMAGE1 is not compatible with the 2GIG GC2e in any configuration. 2GIG will be releasing a 2GIG XCVR5e-345 in the coming weeks. This module will provide support for 2GIG's eSeries sensors, non-encrypted 345 MHz sensors and the 2GIG IMAGE3 but will not support the TS1 Touchscreen Keypad.
To install the 2GIG XCVR2e-345 the panel must be powered completely down. Open the system, disconnect the battery from the main printed circuit board, then unplug the transformer. If the barrel connector is being used, you can disconnect power at the panel, rather than at the wall. If you're unsure where the transformer is located, and the barrel connector is not in use, drop AC power by turning off the breaker. Don't try to power down by disconnecting wires at the terminals inside the panel. Doing so could cause an accidental short at the board, and could damage the equipment.
With the panel open, find the 345 MHz receiver and remove it by pulling it straight up and off the board. The 2GIG XCVR2e-345 has a 5-pin and a 3-pin connector on the board. These pins will slide into slots on the main board of the GC2e. Be sure to line the pins up properly, with no pins that are not connected into a slot on the main board. Powering the panel up if the pins are not properly aligned will cause damage to the equipment. Pay close attention to the antenna alignment. The antenna sticks off the XCVR2e-345 at a slight angle.
Once everything is properly installed power back up by first plugging in the battery, and then plugging in the transformer, or turning the circuit breaker back on. The panel should power up and recognize the new transceiver module. 2GIG has not provided any documentation for the 2GIG XCVR2e-345, but they have provided an Install Guide for the 2GIG XCVR5e-345. It appears these two devices are physically exactly the same, so those installation instructions can be used for this module as well. Only the capabilities, and possibly the programming required, differ between these two modules.