We have the pleasure to announce a new version of MTX-Tunnel (v10.14), our powerful firmware compatible with most MTX modems. This new version of MTX-Tunnel includes several things, specially implemented for real projects.
New files “atscripts”
These files editable by the user allow to program small customizable scripts of execution of AT commands.
At the moment there are only 2 commands, although very useful: “EXECUTE”, which allows to execute an AT command and “PAUSE” that allows to enter a pause. Later on, some more commands will be added.
The available script files are:
- mtxtunnel_start.txt: Is the file that is executed AFTER the modem is started. And what is it for? For example for a user who needs that when the modem starts, activate a relay 10 seconds, then deactivate and send an SMS to 3 phone numbers.
- iologger_start.txt y iologger_end.txt: These are the scripts that are executed BEFORE and AFTER a process of modem I/O readings (digital inputs, analog inputs, counters, …) And what is it for? For example for a user who needs that when the modem is going to read its I/O (to store them and send them to a web server) before the modem activate an output to feed a sensor, add a pause of X seconds for the stabilization of this and, after reading, the digital output is deactivated.
New functionalities in the execution of AT commands programmed through the file “schedules.txt”
What’s new? For example, the client can configure the MTX-Tunnel to execute an AT command every day of the week at a certain time, or every day at 20:00 (that is, 1 time every hour), or only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 00: 00 … Until now it was only possible to establish periods of time (for example every 30 minutes), but not to specify the exact hours of reading. Yes now.
New Example: Periodic monitoring by 2G/3G/4G of 0-10V sensor. Activating the sensor supply through a digital output connected to an external relay. Send to web server through HTTP
For a better understanding of the applications of these novelties, we have added to the manual of the MTX-Tunnel a new example that makes use of these new functionalities. You can find it on page 420 (Section 7.7) of the MTX-Tunnel User Guide.