The Telguard TG-7E-V is a dual-path capable commercial communicator. It provides dual-path communication with ethernet as primary, Verizon LTE-M as backup, Verizon LTE-M as primary, and ethernet as backup, or Verizon LTE-M cellular as the sole transmission path. If the TG-7E-V is used as a secondary device with a POTS phone line or other option, then panel settings will determine the communication path priority between the TG-7E-V and the other available communication method.
As with many other Telguard communicators, the TG-7E-V uses dialer capture to receive signals from the panel and transmit them to a central station. It connects to the alarm panel through the panel's dialer interface. When the panel needs to send a signal, it attempts to call out through the dialer. The Telguard TG-7E-V provides the panel with a dial tone, and the panel then assumes it's dialing out via a normal phone line. It dials a number, the TG-7E-V provides it with a handshake. The handshake tells the panel, "I'm ready to receive." The panel then transmits its signal or signals, and the TG-7E-V provides it with an acknowledgment, also called a kissoff. The kissoff tells the panel, "Message received successfully." In the meantime, the TG-7E-V is transmitting the captured signal to a monitoring station via the IP or Verizon LTE-M network. The central station will provide the TG-7E-V with a similar acknowledgment.
An ethernet connection to the internet is considered quite reliable, but we all know that an internet connection can go down. This is much more likely to occur than a cellular outage. So, though ethernet is likely the faster communication method, Verizon LTE-M is the more reliable one. Choose the order of communication your TG-7E-V uses based on your experience with the cellular and internet connections at your location. Verizon LTE-M is considered to be very reliable and has good coverage in most parts of the United States.
- Power: When operating on 12VDC from panel: 110 mA (no supervision) 113 mA (with supervision) 260 mA (Max, during transmission)
- Supported Bands: 4, 13
- Antenna Port: TNC Connector (Female), 50-Ohm
- LAN Connection: Straight-through Ethernet Cable, Cat-5 or higher
- Dimensions (Minus Antenna): 11.4" X 7.75" X 3.3" (28.9cm X 19.6cm X 8.3cm)
- Shipping Weight: 7 lbs (3.1kg)
- Operating Temperature: 32°F - 120°F (0°C - 49°C)
- Operating Relative Humidity: Up to 93% (Non-condensing)