Beam - PotsDOCK Extreme Docking Station
Beam PotsDOCK Extreme is a compact docking station specifically designed to support RJ11, Bluetooth and tracking. PotsDOCK allows the Iridium Extreme handset to be connected with an RJ11/POTS interface enabling standard corded, cordless or DECT handset connection or alternatively interfaced with a PABX system presenting standard ring, busy and dial tones like a standard phone network.
The BEAM PotsDOCK Extreme docking station provides extra features such as Bluetooth for voice connectivity along with tracking and alert which can be configured to support periodic polling or emergency alert reporting.
The Iridium Extreme handset fits securely in the docking station with an easy click to lock mechanism that can be inserted and removed with a press of a button. It is purposely built to allow you to utilize the SOS emergency, with an inbuilt GPS coupling capability that allows you to connect an external GPS antenna to the dock.
The PotsDOCK Extreme also supports the use of an optional compact BEAM Privacy Handset that can be attached next to the PotsDOCK for added convenience if required.
The dock features phone charging, a USB connection for data connection, integrated antenna, data and power connection making it possible to keep all antenna cables and power permanently connected to the dock making it ready for use at all times.
- Recreational Vehicles / Motor homes
- Emergency Services
- Disaster Recovery
- Priority / Interim Services
- Crew Calling
- Aircraft integrated communications
- Helicopter integrated communications
How it Works
Easy Access to Voice Services
Voice services can be easily accessed using standard telephone handsets, standard corded, cordless, DECT or alternatively integrated to a PBX system.
Compact Privacy Handset
The optional compact Beam Privacy Handset can be installed, which answers calls simply by removing the handset from its hang up cup and provides a compact handset that can be installed close to the PotsDOCK Extreme.
All data services are easily accessible using either the USB connector on the cradle or the inbuilt wireless Bluetooth interface.
Bluetooth Voice and Data Technology
Voice and Data services can be easily accessed using a Bluetooth receiver or laptop paired with the PotsDOCK Extreme. This is a very convenient way of integrating Bluetooth to the 9555 handset for various hands-free or data applications.
DriveDOCK Extreme has an inbuilt GPS module that can provide simple tracking, monitoring and alert management if required for various transport and personnel monitoring applications. The GPS provides pinpoint accuracy and enables tracking worldwide; tracking and alert messages can be sent via SMS or Short Burst Data, if provisioned on the handset. Beam’s Mybuddy web-based global tracking system enables easy access to track, trace and monitor any vehicle or fleet of assets anywhere on earth. PotsDOCK Extreme’s tracking and alert messages can be easily sent to Mybuddy or any other tracking application or email address as required.
MyBuddy is a web based tracking and monitoring system that provides global access to monitor personnel worldwide. The secure web portal allows access to view street level maps and satellite imagery to easily pin-point asset locations and areas of incidence.
MyBuddy supports the Iridium Extreme satellite handset. Other hardware devices maybe supported or added in the future. The Iridium Extreme handset is configured to send message reports back to the MyBuddy data server; these messages contain information such as the assets latitude/longitude, speed, heading and status.
The PotsDOCK Extreme supports a 9 – 32 VDC power input which can be a direct DC input or from the AC 110/240 plug-pack included in the kit (requires country-specific monitor cable).
Robust Mounting Options
The PotsDOCK Extreme is supplied with a high-quality RAM-Mount fixing system to adapt to various installations. It is also possible to mount the PotsDOCK Extreme directly to a wall.
RJ11 and PABX integration
PotsDOCK allows the Iridium Extreme handset to be used in a wide variety of applications, the intelligent RJ11 / POTS interface enables standard corded, cordless or DECT handsets to be used or alternatively interfaced with a PBX system presenting standard ring, busy and dial tones like a standard phone network.
Only the PRIVACY HANDSET WORKS WITH PotsDOCK – PotsDOCK also supports the use of an optional compact Beam Privacy Handset that can be located next to the PotsDOCK for added convenience if required.
Technical Specifications & Features
PotsDOCK Extreme CRADLE
- Securely holds Iridium Extreme handset
- Robust design and construction
- Charges Iridium Extreme handset ready for use
- Integrated antenna connection, Iridium & GPS
- USB connectivity
- Supports standard cordless & corded telephones (5 REN)
- POTS phone can be run 600m (2000 ft) from unit
- Easily integrated to PBX system
- Ring, busy & dial tones
- Superior voice quality
- Call number processing and quick dial
- Triggering of Quick GPS
- Interfaces to BEAM’s MyBuddy Extreme
- Interfaces to BEAM’s MyBuddy Location Based web application
- Optional external alert button connection
- Bluetooth® in-built to docking unit
- Bluetooth® hands-free voice connectivity
- In-built ringer for enhanced ring indication
Voice, Data, SMS, SBD
- Supports all Iridium voice, data, SMS & SBD services
- Access to prepaid, post paid & crew calling
- Supports optional BEAM Privacy handset
- Auto answer when taken out of cup
- 9 – 32V DC power input
- Flexible installation via universal mount
- Supplied with 100 – 240V AC pack included
Rated Input: 9-32V DC, 2A max
AC Power Pack: 100-250V AC 50-60Hz, Output15V DC 60W
Average Power Consumption Current: @ 15VDC, Watts
Standby: 75mA 1.1W
Transmit + Charging: 0.4A 6W
Sleep Mode: 25mA 0.3W
RJ11 connector / 2-wire, up to 600m.
Auto Impedance – or country selectable.
Adjustable Dial & Busy Tones.
Ringer output 56Vrms, 5REN load.
Adjustable Ringer Frequency / Cadence.
4-pole 3.5mm jack, ground referenced in/ out with cup-switch. In biased with ~2Vdc via 2k2. Out 40mW power into 16-32Ω.
Data Port (USB)
USB mini-B 5-pin female (USB Slave).
USB 2.0 compliant, CDC serial profile.
Alarm (Alert) Loop
1 input, 1 output
Alarm Mode: “Normally-Closed” Loop IN to OUT Up to 50m cable run/ multiple buttons in series. Brown wire is Input, Green wire is Output.
4-way microfit socket. +Vin, 0V (GND), and ACC (On/Off Sense). 9-32VDC tolerant.
ACC sense: High(1) > +7Vdc and < +32Vdc
Low (0) 0V < +5Vdc
Operate Temp. Range*: PotsDOCK Extreme -20°C to +70°C
Extreme Handset -10°C to +55°C
Charging Temp. Range# 0°C to 45°C
Operating Humidity Range < 85% RH non-condensing
Storage Temperature -30°C to +85°C
Weight Cradle 0.45kg (1.0 lbs)
Atmospheric Protection Conformal Coating to Circuit Board Assy
EMC Compliance EN301489-1/-20
Full compliant RoHS Directive EU 2002/95/
EC (All 6 substances)
For EU countries, this product must be collected separately from household waste, as defined in each region. This product must not be discarded together with household waste.
Flame Retardant UL94.0
Safety – SELV AS/NZ 60950-1
* When 9575 Battery is fully charged
# Derived from the charging temperature range of the Iridium Extreme handset battery.
Bluetooth® Module (Internal)
System Bluetooth® 2.0v+EDR (Enhanced Data Rates), 802.11 coexistence.
Profiles HFP – Hands-Free Profile v.1.5
HFP-AG – Hands-Free Audio Gateway Profile
v.1.5 & SPP – Serial Port Profile
Power Default = Class 2 (< 10 metres).
2.4GHz – 2.4835GHz Unlicensed ISM Band
Antenna Integrated chip antenna
Regulatory Bluetooth® identifier: B03005.
CE 89/336/EEC – #EC/2006/20013C.
FCC part 15 class B: PotsDOCK contains
Transmitter Module FCC ID: QOQWT11.
Canada: Cert# 5123A-BGTWT11E