Cell Phone Paging requires broadband internet service, an Ethernet cable, and a subscription with LRS Connect from Long Range Solutions.
The transmitter must be running firmware 10.8.0.0 or above to update the transmitter; you can find instructions here.
Older versions no longer work for cell phone paging.
If you would like to utilize cell phone messaging, please contact your local LRS office or call 800.437.4996. SMS messaging fees may apply. Contact LRS today for package options and account setup.
Network connections: TX-7471 cell paging and LRS Connect Waitlist
-- Required access is SNTP (123/UDP) and MQTT over TLS (8883/TCP).
More information can be found here.
Two Steps to enable Cell Phone Paging:
1. Turn on Cell Phone Paging
- Connect the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port located next to the power in the back of the transmitter
- From the default screen showing Guest and the time, Press SETUP and enter Password 31337.
- Press 1) System
- Press 2) LRS Connect
- Press F2 to scroll down
- Press 2) Local SMS
- Press F1 for Yes
- Press F4 to exit out of the menu approximately 3 times to get back to the home screen.
2. Enabling the Network Connection
- Press SETUP and enter Password 31337.
- Press 3) Other
- Press F2 (Down)
- Press 3) Network
- Press 1) Configure Network
- Press 2) Enabled
- Press 1) for DHCP, or Press 2) for Static.
For Users on a DHCP Network
- From Step 7, when the screen displays Network Type.
- Press 1) DHCP.
The Screen will go back to the Configuration. Press the F4 button several times to exit out until you return to the default screen, where it shows the Guest and the time.
Power cycle the transmitter so it will establish the DHCP network connection. To do this, just pull the power from the back of the transmitter. Wait for 3 to 5 seconds, and then plug it back in.
For Users on Static Network / Utilizing a Static IP
For users on a Static Network, the user will need a valid IP Address available on their internal network.
Contact your local Network Administrator for an available IP address.
The transmitter cannot be used to set a static IP on your network. Once the IP has been set up, use the information below to enter the Static IP info into the transmitter. You will need the IP address, Subnet Mask, Gateway, and primary DNS.
From step # 7 above - Choose 2 for Static
Note: If an IP Address has one or two digits (Example: 22.214.171.124), the address must be written out fully. Example 126.96.36.199 must be entered 001.000.002.014.
From Step 7, when the screen displays Network Type:
1. Press 2) Static.
2. Enter IP Address to assign for the transmitter on Network and press ENTER.
3. Enter the Subnet Mask address for the transmitter on Network and press ENTER.
4. Enter the default gateway address for the transmitter on Network and press ENTER.
5. Enter the DNS address for the transmitter on Network and press ENTER.
The Screen will go back to the 2 options: Configuration and Proxy. Press the F4 button several times to exit out until you return to the default screen, where it shows Guest or Staff.
Power cycle the transmitter so it will establish the network connection - Just pull the power from the back of the transmitter. Wait for 3 to 5 seconds, and then plug it back in.
How to check the IP address on the transmitter:
Press the setup button, type in password 31337, press 2 for diagnostics, press 2 for system status. Press the F1 button 14 times, and the screen will provide an Ethernet connection status. If the screen says OK, press the F1 button 1 or 2 more times to see the "Host IP." Write that down / save it somewhere and press the F4 button several times to exit out of the menu. Please note, items in the transmitter status area cannot be changed.
Check the Mac Address – Same as the instructions above, just that you will press the F1 button a total of 20 times from the start point when you have chosen System Status, to land on a screen that says HW Address.
Note: Long Range Solutions must setup the SMS Text messaging account before this feature can be
used. If the user wishes to change the Message or type of message, please contact Long Range