M7 GX AVL Transceiver

UHF band, 5 - 40 mile range, 9600bps radio modem

Features
- Fully integrated radio, GPS, TDMA protocol, and modem
- Programmable 1/2 to 5 watts RF output. 
- Display position reports using PC, Marine plotter, or standard GPS navigation display.
- Flexible position reporting based upon speed, proximity, I/O, movement...
- Use Raveon's RavTrack PC software program to display locations on maps, imagery, charts, or plots.
- Up to 20 position reports/second.
- Outstanding Range. 5-50 miles typical.
- Easy to use, yet fully programmable.
- Every transmission includes position, heading, status, speed, altitude, and many other parameters.
- Each modem is store-and-forward repeater capable.
- TDMA protocol ensures all position reports are heard.  Track hundreds of things in real time.
- Advanced data compression allows full position and status to be sent in < 50mS.
- AES Encryption of position reports for secure tracking.
- Flexible reporting based upon speed, proximity, I/O, movement...
- Very Small size (5.0 X 3.76W X 0.95H).
- Very Low Power (<110mA in RX mode)
- 19200 bps in 25kHz, 9600 bps in a 12.5kHz channel.
- Built-in automatic status monitoring of modem performance and DC input voltage.
 

The Raveon model M7 GX transponder is a rugged high-speed UHF (450-480MHz) GPS transponder with a built-in 12-channel GPS receiver.  It has up to 5 watts of RF power output, and operates as both a GPS transponder for tracking, and a radio modem for sending and receiving data.

The M7 GX automatically reports its status and position are user-configurable intervals and events.  With an ultra-fast PLL and protocol, hundreds of M7 GX transponders in the same location can all report, with no interference or loss of data.

The M7 GX Transponder may be user-configured for a variety of applications. 

One simple command is used to program it to work in any of these configurations:

 

Transponder:

The M7 GX will periodically transmit its location, along with voltage, temperature, input status, speed, direction, and UTC time.  It powers-down the radio and GPS when not in use, reducing its average current draw to less than 30mA.

GPS Display:

The M7 GX will periodically transmit its location, along with voltage, temperature, input status, speed, direction, and UTC time.  It will also receive the location of other M7 GX radios in its radio range for display on a GPS plotter or hand-held GPS connected to the M7 GXs NMEA RS-232 interface.

RavTrack PC:

The M7 GX will periodically transmit its location.  It will also output the location of other RV-M7 radios in its radio range for display on the RavTrack PC software program.

Plotter Display:

If you already have a gps plotter, you may connect it to the RV-M7 with the LX option.  This gives the unit all the features of the GX version with the GPS, but uses your GPS NMEA data feed as the source for its GPS signal.  It will output the location of other M7 GX radios in its radio range for display on a GPS plotter or hand-held GPS connected to the RV-M7s NMEA RS-232 interface.

Repeater:

Any M7 GX may also be a store-and-forward repeater.  With a 3mS attack time, the repeated signal has only milliseconds of latency, and coverage can be 10s of miles.

A GPS tracking system built with M7 GX transceivers, can track up to 20 radios with one-second updates or 200 with 10-seocond updated.  The M7 is the fastest most efficient UHF AVL radio available. 

Markets:

  • Construction: Know where your assets are and how they are used.
  • Public Safety:  Real-time situational awareness.
  • Asset tracking:  Security and real-time control
  • Desert Racing: Chase Trucks and pit crews easily find locate their racer.
  • Mining: Real-time monitoring and accident reduction.
  • Golf:  Track golfcarts and maintenance equipment.

RavTrack Complete Real-Time Tracking.

For real-time GPS tracking solutions using the M7 transceiver.   

Specification:

RV-M7-U-GX 

GPS Transponder using the M7 UHF narrow-band high-power data radio modem with built-in Trimble GPS , 1/2-5 watts, RS232 I/O.  FCC approved for parts 22 and 90.

Programming Software:

Radio Manager is a Windows XP/Vista software application that is used to configure Raveon's radio products.  It is compatible with all Raveon models, and provides configuration management, as well as programming assistance, diagnostic information, and a helpful "band scope" feature.


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