12-86-9000 Call Point Transmitter
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12-86-9000 Call Point Transmitter

440 - 470MHz POCSAG callpoint paging transmitter, suitable for use in supermarkets or department stores.


Suited to a variety of retail assistance, security and control applications, the 12-86-9000 is a small, high specification, POCSAG paging transmitter, utilising the 12-86-5000 paging transmitter printed circuit board, subsequently inheriting all its' type approvals. The unit also incorporates a receiver which checks to see if the channel is busy before transmitting.  It is capable of transmitting text messages directly to pocket pagers.

The 12-86 range of products can send text messages directly to paging receivers, providing simpler, lower cost systems since intermediate receivers and transmitters are not required for short range applications.

Using an appropriate receiver, the 12-86-9000 can also be used for general remote control applications such as turning on lights, disabling alarms etc.

Powered by a standard CR2032 coin cell, the transmitter will operate for more than one thousand transmissions under normal conditions before the battery needs to be replaced.

12-86 transmitters support up to five inputs, each of which can be programmed with up to a thirty five character message.

The units can be programmed with a serial programming cable (purchased separately) or they can be supplied pre-programmed. Programming software is available for download from the Salcom web site (www.salcom.com).

Although the 12-86 is a low power transmitter, when used as a callpoint paging transmitter, a direct line of sight range of up to eight hundred metres can be expected. When used within buildings the range will be reduced depending upon the building, but will remain significant.

The 12-86-9000 fits the form factor of many standard electrical face-plates so that it can remain in keeping with the surrounding switch gear in cosmetically sensitive areas.

By default the 12-86-9000 is supplied with a mounting block, but it can be flush mounted in the same manner as most electrical switch plates if required.

The transmitter is available in two sizes and is also available in black. By default it is supplied in white in the small form factor.

12-86-5000 Paging Transmitter PCB

The 12-86-5000 transmitter PCB used in this product is a small low cost, high specification bare printed circuit board paging transmitter measuring 60mm by 31mm and only 6mm deep with the battery fitted.

It has been tested and type approved as a bare printed circuit board allowing integration into other products without further type approval and/or testing being required.


Technical Specification

12-86-9000 Call Point Transmitter
Frequency Range 440-470MHz - UHF
Frequency Selection User configurable
Power Supply 3V CR2032 button cell
Battery Life Approx 1000 transmissions
Approx 10 years standby
Power Consumption Standby: 100nA
Transmit: 45mA
Transmit Power 10mW
Channel Spacing 25kHz
Modulation FSK with NRZ data
Deviation ±4.5kHz
Transmit Duty Cycle Up to 20%; Maximum 30 seconds on time
Baud Rate 512
Message Format POCSAG
Configuration Application 12-86 PSD
Programming Cable 12-47-0000 (Board header to DB9)
Can be used with a USB to RS232 DB9 Serial Adapter Cable
12-48-0000 (Board header to mini USB)
Serial Port 9600 , N, 8, 1; RS232
Discrete Inputs 1 or 2 button options
RF Connector Internal aerial
Environmental Protection Not suitable for outdoor use and should be protected from adverse environmental conditions
Operating Temperature -10ºC to +55ºC (+14ºF to +131ºF)
Weight 90g
Enclosure Dimensions 50mm x 113mm x 46mm (WxDxH)
Enclosure Material Plastic
Colour White
Type Approvals   AS/NZS 4769.1:2000 + Amendment 1:2002 (RF)
EN 300-224-2 (RF)
FCC CFR47 Part 90 (RF)
EN 301 489-2 V2.1.0 (EMC)
EN 60950-1:2006 (Safety)


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