WIN-911 introduces the ability to configure several modems on a single system. WIN-911 can then use these modems to send messages at a faster rate as well as have them serve as backups of one another. For example, if two modems are configured, the WIN-911 SMS module will use both modems simultaneously to send alarm messages. If one modem fails to send an alarm, the WIN-911 SMS module would redirect the alarm to the other modem.
You will need to setup a wireless account with your carrier and obtain a Standard SIM card before you can begin to use your modem. WIN-911 will only use the SMS functionality of your modem so you do not need a voice or a data plan. We recommend using an unlimited texting plan.
You can install the modem ahead of time without a SIM card but WIN-911 will not function correctly until the SIM card is inserted and activated.
Installing a SIM Card
This modem requires a Standard SIM card, which is supplied by your service provider. To install the SIM card:
NOTE: You can use a Micro or Nano SIM card but you'll need the appropriate Standard SIM card adapter.
- Locate the SIM card slot on the side of the modem. The slot is labeled SIM.
- Slide the SIM card into the SIM card slot with the contact side facing down as shown When the SIM card is installed, it locks into place.
- To remove the SIM card, push it in and it'll eject itself from the device.