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In your upgrade steps for switching from 7.029 (GSM) to 7.030 (GSM4) can you be a bit clearer about when you physically replace the daughtercard in the sequence; is it while you are still on 7.029 or do you do once you have flashed to 7.030. Maybe it doesn't matter but good to be clear so you don't wreck anything.

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You must replace the  SIM900 submodule  before upgrading to GSM4 firmware
If you do not have SIM900, ULT 7.037 (beta) will still have many of the new features except for the help functions




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Hi Chiu
What would be my GSM upgrade path
my GSM seems to have a ribbon cable and no EEprom?
Thanks in advance
Mike

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You would need to buy a GSM4 submodule to replace the (Siemens) submodule that you have. I dont know if we have a price for that yet but it should not too high

Next you need to put in the U2 EEPROM. Yours does not have an IC socket in the U2 position. If you are handy with a soldering iron you can solder in the 8 pin IC socket and get a U2 eeprom to plug in

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I presume all new UCM's are getting a U2 socket fitted as standard these days?

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Thanks Chiu

I'll get that sorted
Mike

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U2 have been soldered in to all UCMs for many years, at least 3

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UCM/GSM4 firmware 7.030 has been released
Please refer to upgrading method from UCM/GSM3 to UCM/GSM4 in the 1st post on this topic

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Thanks Chiu
New module arrived and Eeprom installed

It is worth pointing out that you need to make a link where the jumper was that selected U2 as master.
I failed to spot this first time

Also I had only enabled
Allow SMS Conrol,Arm,Disarm
in the entry for SMS Not the entry for voice
This meant that any txt from my phone returned:

Command not permitted

This was cured by enabling the Voice phone
Allow SMS Conrol,Arm,Disarm

Hope this helps
Mike

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Do you have 2 types of phone (i.e. Voice and SMS) with the same number programmed?

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Just doing as I'm told really
Its been programmed like that for a 4 years at least

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We should have pointed out in the docs that both the Voice Phone and SMS phone which are programmed in the Phone numbers are allowed to send SMS to Comfort
So if you have both sms and voice phone with the same phone number, both numbers need to have the phone permits set up

Otherwise the firmware will find the 1st phone number that matches and use the phone permits for that phone

Thanks for the feedback, you are probably the first customer to upgrade and use UCM/GSM4.

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I think it is a great upgrade.

It proves that the daughter boards are a great idea as it is a reasonably priced upgrade for all.
Still playing with it
But it now is User friendly
Congrats all round
Mike

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In Comfigurator (using 3.7.6.0), where in the Response Wizard would I find Action 155 (Send SMS Message)? I am able to manually edit the action codes, but was wondering if was added to the Edit/Append new Action sub menus.

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Send SMS Message should be in the Output Menu which may not be the most logical place to find it

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I think it is a great upgrade. It proves that the daughter boards are a great idea as it is a reasonably priced upgrade for all. Still playing with it But it now is User friendly Congrats all round
Thanks, the R&D team has been working hard on this
Let us know if you have any other feedbacj


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Can you advise me what my upgrade hardware path would be from the attached jpg of the GSM module which I have. Its currently on firmware 6.081.

Thanks

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You need to purchase the GSM4 submodule and a U2 EEPROM 24C256
You can then upgrade  the firmware to GSM4 via the intermediate firmware GSM 7.029 as described

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Thanks ident.
Do you know if my module has the IC socket in the U2 position, or whether I will have to solder one onto the board (as happened in a previous post)?

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It does not look like the U2 socket has been soldered
You need to solder the 8 pin socket and the shunt for selecting U2/U3 as described in the previous post

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Okay thanks, I've found the U2 and you are right: no socket.

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Don't forget the Link as well!
Mike

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Mike, Thanks.
Just to be clear, in the attached close up jpg you mean solder a link between the two point labelled "U2" and "J4" (red arrowed on attached jpg)?

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I've upgraded my GSM3 to GSM4. I was very happy to find it already had the U2 IC - I only bought the GSM3 a couple of months ago so assume they have been shipping with it before GSM4 was released? Anyhow, firmware upgrade done, and it just works!

One comment/feature request. When setting the Alarm via SMS I get the GSM4 reply message with the new system state (Day Mode) with list of potential options, and I get a 2nd message confirming systemarmed (as I have dial out set for that on the alarms list). This System Armed SMS reports the user as SMS, rather than the user associated with the GSM number that set the Alarm. Would it be possible for the system to include the user associated with the GSM number that set the alarm in these alarm messages rather than 'user SMS'. Then I can see who of the other users has set or unset the alarm remotely by SMS...

Great stuff - lovely to see the continuous innovation and upgrades for Comfort - I'm happy user!

Cheers, S.

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The problem with identifying thr user who armed/disarmed is that the phone numbers are not associated with the users at all in Comfigurator. Phone numbers are from 1 to 8 but we do not know who owns the phone numbers

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Yes exactly as you have shown.
Sorry I quickly hand did my arrows.
Let yours now be the master.
For info
The U2 and U3 used to be switched to be Master so there was a three pin jumper so a 2 socket "thingy" could select which was master.
As used in the new config without the 3 pin jumper U2 goes nowhere, but a hard wired link does the job!
Mike

The Mod is worth the effort
Enjoy!!!

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Okay I have upgraded to GSM4. As MikeGriff said, the modification is worth the effort. I join with him in thanking all at Cytech for providing this easily attainable upgrade path for those with older versions of the GSM UCM. Thanks also Mike for the help with the jumper.

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Although armed with all the right tools I found the emptying of the solder holes non trivial. It took a long time and various rounds of tining, solder sucker; wick etc. Note you can use either socket U2 or U3 provided the link (J4) in between corresponds.

That means you have second life if something goes wrong the first time ...

Nigel

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