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Sending Sms Text Messages With Xl4 On Gsm

07 September 2019 - 12:53 AM

GSM networks are being closed down in many countries.

Here in New Zealand, 2Degrees have closed down their GSM network, Spark never had one but Vodafone are suggesting they will hold the GSM network till 2025.


Sending SMS messages on an XL4 on the GSM networks, requires that the firmware is equal to or less than 14.16


It appears that SMS messaging on the XL4 on the GSM network has been disabled above firmware 14.16

Firmware above 15.00 seems to support SMS on the 3G network only.


This has been tested on both internal and external modems.


Best regards,


Trig Functions In Iec Programming Languages

05 June 2019 - 10:09 AM



Got caught a good one this week,

A GPS angle calculation would not work correctly, but eventually came to the conclusion that the SIN and COS functions are radian based, not degree based.

The advanced Ladder option includes both radian based and degree based function blocks.

So far, I have no found a "degree" option in the trig functions.

Cscape 9.90 Released

16 March 2019 - 10:37 PM

Horner have released CScape 9.0


Who should download Cscape 9.90?  
• Users downloading Cscape for the first time.
• Users of the X7 Model
• Users of the XL OCS series of controllers experiencing issues
• Users of the RCC OCS series of controllers experiencing issues



Aucom Electronics Celebrates 40 Years

21 October 2018 - 05:03 AM



Forty years ago, on the 16th of October 1978, AuCom Electronics was formed by Ray Archer and Mark Empson.


AuCom is still designing and manufacturing premium soft starters with the current models being the EMX3, the EMX4 and the CSXi series in addition to the MV soft starters up to 11KV.


AuCom manufactured soft starters are sold under a number of big brand names through out the world.

Cscape 9.8 Sp3 Released

14 October 2018 - 08:37 AM



Horner have released CSCape 9.8 SP3.


Best regards,