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Communication Options • A Multitude of Possibilities

Our quality electronic displays require the latest technology to fulfill the ongoing needs of our end users. Suncoast offers a variety of easy-to-use communication options that provide a seamless interface to our displays. From direct cable, WiFi, to cellular modem - our customers can choose the ideal communication set-up option that fit their particular needs. Additionally, Suncoast offers custom engineering solutions for customers with special communication needs.

USB/RS-485

a. Connected via hardwire from PC to display
b. Control PC must have available USB port
c. Max cable length of 1000 ft (cat5e UTP or better)
d. Cables are terminated with standard RJ45 connectors

RF Wireless

a. Requires direct line of sight between transmitting and receiving antennae
b. Max distance between transmitting and receiving antennae is 1000 ft
c. Control PC must be on-site for non-ethernet solutions
d. Able to connect in four different ways

RS-232

1. Max distance from control PC to transmitting RF transceiver is 50 ft
2. Antenna cable can extend reach an additional 25 ft from the RF transceiver
3. Connects to PC via RS-232 serial cable

RS-485

1. Max distance from control PC to transmitting RF transceiver is approximately 1000 ft
2. Antenna cable can extend reach an additional 25 ft from the RF transceiver
3. Connects to PC via USB cable (16 ft max)
4. Utilizes an in-line signal booster to achieve distances greater than 50 ft

USB

1. Max distance from control PC to transmitting RF transceiver is 16 ft
2. Antenna cable can extend reach an additional 25 ft from the RF transceiver
3. Connects to control PC via USB cable

Ethernet

1. RF modem is assigned a network IP address by end user
2. Max distance from network access point to transmitting RF transceiver is 328 ft.
3. Antenna cable can extend reach an additional 25 ft from the RF transceiver
4. Display is accessible from any PC located on the network

Telephone Modem

a. Connects via a standard hardwire phone line
b. Control PC can be on or off-site
c. Requires analog phone service to the transmitting and receiving modems

Cellular Modem

a. Connects via the internet utilizing cellular networks
b. Requires activation of a cellular service plan
c. Display can be located anywhere there is adequate cell coverage
d. Can program display from any location worldwide with internet access

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