Kantronics KPC-3+

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'''Kantronics KPC-3+''' -- Packet Communicator
 
'''Kantronics KPC-3+''' -- Packet Communicator
  
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As a single-port radio modem/TNC compatible with the characteristics of UHF/VHF transmission bands, the KPC-3+ can be paired with a UHF/VHF radio to serve the following functions and applications:
 
As a single-port radio modem/TNC compatible with the characteristics of UHF/VHF transmission bands, the KPC-3+ can be paired with a UHF/VHF radio to serve the following functions and applications:
 
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* "Keyboard to keyboard" communications
"Keyboard to keyboard" communications
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* [[Digipeater]]
* Digipeater
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* Personal Mail Box
 
* Personal Mail Box
 
* Local area node
 
* Local area node
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* Network node operation (requires optional K-Net™ firmware)
 
* Network node operation (requires optional K-Net™ firmware)
 
* BBS operations and message forwarding
 
* BBS operations and message forwarding
* GPS position transmitting and tracking (requires external GPS receiver with NMEA-0183 data output)
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* [[GPS]] position transmitting and tracking (requires external GPS receiver with [[NMEA-0183]] data output)
 
* Data storage and retrieval
 
* Data storage and retrieval
 
* EMWIN Weather Information (additional software required)
 
* EMWIN Weather Information (additional software required)
  
You can carry a KPC-3+ into the field with a radio to form a mobile data terminal, or (with the addition of an external GPS receiver) a GPS mobile "tracker". Its flexible power requirements (6 ~ 25 Vdc) allow for maximum versatility. You can achieve many hours of use by installing a 9 volt battery inside the KPC-3+. Battery life can be extended by disabling the LED displays through a simple keyboard command.
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You can carry a KPC-3+ into the field with a radio to form a mobile data terminal, or (with the addition of an external [[GPS]] receiver) a [[GPS]] mobile "[[tracker]]". Its flexible power requirements (6 ~ 25 Vdc) allow for maximum versatility. You can achieve many hours of use by installing a 9 volt battery inside the KPC-3+. Battery life can be extended by disabling the LED displays through a simple keyboard command.
  
 
== Features ==
 
== Features ==
 
* "NEWUSER" mode provides a quick start for packet newcomers
 
* "NEWUSER" mode provides a quick start for packet newcomers
 
* Large capacity internal mailbox and mail forwarding feature
 
* Large capacity internal mailbox and mail forwarding feature
* GPS operation mode allows use with APRS® or other geolocation software
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* [[GPS]] operation mode allows use with APRS® or other geolocation software
 
* Remote Control and telemetry functions with two A/D inputs and two control line outputs
 
* Remote Control and telemetry functions with two A/D inputs and two control line outputs
 
* Low power requirements (9 volt battery power capability)
 
* Low power requirements (9 volt battery power capability)
* Network node functions with standard "KA" Node or optional K-Net™ firmware
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* Network node functions with standard "KA" Node or optional [[K-Net]]™ firmware
* Optional K-Net node network firmware retains regular TNC functions
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* Optional K-Net node network firmware retains regular [[TNC]] functions
* BBS, KISS, XKISS, HOST, TERMINAL, GPS and MODEM operating modes
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* BBS, KISS, XKISS, HOST, TERMINAL, [[GPS]] and MODEM operating modes
 
* "Online" HELP feature
 
* "Online" HELP feature
 
* Upgradeable as new firmware is released
 
* Upgradeable as new firmware is released
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* Comes with data connector, data wire, coaxial power plug, detailed manual & software
 
* Comes with data connector, data wire, coaxial power plug, detailed manual & software
 
* Usable with base, mobile or hand-held radios
 
* Usable with base, mobile or hand-held radios
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== Accessories ==
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=== Hardware ===
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* Clock Kit
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* Firmware Version 9.1 EPROM
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* Power Supply -- AC/DC converter for 12 VDC power compatible with all Kantronics TNC's.
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* Cable Kits
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* 1200 Cable Kit
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* RS-232 Cable (not a kit)
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=== Software ===
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* PacTerm 2.0 - PacTerm 2.0 (floppy) for DOS.
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== Links ==
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* [http://www.kantronics.com/products/kpc3.html kantronics.com/products/kpc3.html]
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* [http://www.kantronics.com/accessories/accessories20.html kantronics.com/accessories/accessories20.html]
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Latest revision as of 20:07, 19 February 2009

Kantronics KPC-3+

Kantronics KPC-3+ -- Packet Communicator

Contents

[edit] Overview

Kantronics KPC-3+ is engineered for dependable and versatile digital communications. This unit reflects many years of Kantronics experience and is built with an eye toward emerging applications. The KPC-3+ can fill a variety of roles. In use around the world, Kantronics Packet Communicators set the standard by which others are measured!

As a single-port radio modem/TNC compatible with the characteristics of UHF/VHF transmission bands, the KPC-3+ can be paired with a UHF/VHF radio to serve the following functions and applications:

  • "Keyboard to keyboard" communications
  • Digipeater
  • Personal Mail Box
  • Local area node
  • Remote control devices
  • Remote access of telemetry
  • Network node operation (requires optional K-Net™ firmware)
  • BBS operations and message forwarding
  • GPS position transmitting and tracking (requires external GPS receiver with NMEA-0183 data output)
  • Data storage and retrieval
  • EMWIN Weather Information (additional software required)

You can carry a KPC-3+ into the field with a radio to form a mobile data terminal, or (with the addition of an external GPS receiver) a GPS mobile "tracker". Its flexible power requirements (6 ~ 25 Vdc) allow for maximum versatility. You can achieve many hours of use by installing a 9 volt battery inside the KPC-3+. Battery life can be extended by disabling the LED displays through a simple keyboard command.

[edit] Features

  • "NEWUSER" mode provides a quick start for packet newcomers
  • Large capacity internal mailbox and mail forwarding feature
  • GPS operation mode allows use with APRS® or other geolocation software
  • Remote Control and telemetry functions with two A/D inputs and two control line outputs
  • Low power requirements (9 volt battery power capability)
  • Network node functions with standard "KA" Node or optional K-Net™ firmware
  • Optional K-Net node network firmware retains regular TNC functions
  • BBS, KISS, XKISS, HOST, TERMINAL, GPS and MODEM operating modes
  • "Online" HELP feature
  • Upgradeable as new firmware is released
  • Digital control of audio drive level -- set from keyboard or by remote control
  • Motorola® HC11 central processor
  • 128k memory standard; 512k optional
  • Comes with data connector, data wire, coaxial power plug, detailed manual & software
  • Usable with base, mobile or hand-held radios

[edit] Accessories

[edit] Hardware

  • Clock Kit
  • Firmware Version 9.1 EPROM
  • Power Supply -- AC/DC converter for 12 VDC power compatible with all Kantronics TNC's.
  • Cable Kits
  • 1200 Cable Kit
  • RS-232 Cable (not a kit)

[edit] Software

  • PacTerm 2.0 - PacTerm 2.0 (floppy) for DOS.

[edit] Links

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