Latest Documentation

Latest Release Notes
MPBX Datasheet
MPBX Quick Start Guide
MPBX Appliance User Guide
MPBX Hardware Manual


Home


Source Code


PIKA Support Forums


Report An Issue

You can search the PIKA Mantis database to see a list of known issues with the WARP Appliance.

You will need a username and password to report an issue.

Please, before entering a new bug report, search the database to see if someone else has reported the same issue.

Child pages
  • Appliance User Guide
Skip to end of metadata
Go to start of metadata

Table of Context

 

Version Date Comment
Current Version (v. 3) Jul 08, 2014 11:01 David Modderman:
Added description about applying RF module labels to the bottom of the enclosure.
v. 2 Aug 16, 2013 04:47 Pawel Pastuszak:
Migrated to Confluence 5.3
v. 1 Aug 16, 2013 04:47 Pawel Pastuszak:
4.0.0 Release

 

 

1. Getting Started - Hardware Installation

1.1. Installing the Modules

Ensure that the appliance is powered off. You must be grounded with an anti-static wrist strap. Use a screwdriver to remove the screws on each of the side panels on the appliance. Remove the top cover.

Remove the grey panel on the back of the appliance as shown below. Use a small pair of pliers to lever the panel at the left and right upper corners. By hand, push the panel from the front through the slot into the casing. Rotate the panel up and down inside the casing to break the lateral tabs. While rotating the panel, ensure that you do not damage the casing at the top of the slot.

 

Before installing the module, remove the screws from the posts as shown below.

The FXO, FXS, BRI, and GSM modules can be inserted into either bay.  If only one module is present, it can be inserted into either bay.  The black module bay connectors are highlighted in the following picture.  Align the module pins with the connector and insert the module into the connector.  To secure the module to the base board by re-installing the screws into the standoffs.

 

 

 

Screws must be used to secure the modules to the base board at all times to provide proper grounding contact.

 

 

 


1.2. Identifying the Modules

The following pictures show the top view of each module to assist in identifying the FXS, FXO, BRI, and GSM modules.

 

 

FXSFXODual BRI

 

  

  Quad BRI Dual GSMQuad GSM

 

 


  

1.3. Module Labels

Some of the Line Interface Expansion Modules come with labels to be applied to the rear of the unit for port identification.  Once a module is installed apply the label to the back of the appliance under the ports as shown.

 

Some GSM, UMTS, and LTE modules ship with a label identifying radio approvals certification numbers which can be applied to the bottom of the Warp as shown.


1.4. GSM

1.4.1. SIM Card Installation

Prior to installing a GSM module into a WARP V3 Appliance, SIM cards need to be installed on the bottom side of the GSM module.  There are 4 SIM card sockets labeled SIM1, SIM2, SIM3, and SIM4 corresponding to radios 1 through 4.  To install a SIM card, open the SIM socket by sliding the lid in the direction shown on the socket then flip the lid upwards.  Slide the SIM card into the lid then fold the lid back down.  Lock the socket by sliding the lid in the direction shown on the socket.

  

1.4.2. GSM Antenna Installation

Each GSM module has standard SMA threaded connectors for connecting to external corded antennas. The GSM module must be connected to indoor antennas only.

Remove the dust covers from the SMA connectors and screw the GSM antenna onto the connector.  Place the antenna in an unobstructed location and as far away from the appliance as possible. If the appliance is installed in a cabinet or rack, ensure that the antenna located outside of the rack.  Ensure that the cable is routed in a manner that it won't get tripped on or get caught on anything.  Since the SMA connectors on the ends of the antenna cables are crimped on, if the cable is pulled it can cause the internal pin to withdraw inside the connector and not make contact to its mating connector.

When looking at the SMA connectors from the rear of the unit, the connector on the right is for GSM radio 1 and the connector on the left is for the last GSM radio.


1.5. Secure Digital Card Installation

 

To install an SD card, ensure that WARP V3 Appliance is powered off, remove the two screws on the bottom of the unit using a Phillips #1 screwdriver and remove the bottom panel.  Install the SD card by sliding it into the slot until it clicks in place as shown.  To remove the SD card, push the card into the socket until it clicks then it can be slid all the way out.

 

  

 

 

1.6. MiniPCIe Module Installation

To install a  miniPCIe module into the system, ensure the WARP V3 Appliance is powered off and ground yourself with an anti-static wrist strap.  Remove the two screws on the bottom of the unit as described in the 'Secure Digital Card Installation' section.  Remove the two side screws near the rear of the unit using a Phillips #1 screwdriver (one on each side).  Remove the top panel and lift the frame of the unit off of the bottom panel.  If installing a miniPCIe module into miniPCIe slot 1, then gently spread the right hand side of the frame and angle the LCD assembly as shown.  Remove the two screws from the standoffs that correspond to the location that the miniPCIe card is being installed.  Insert the miniPCIe card into the miniPCIe connector at a 45 degree angle then tilt the card down to the standoffs and re-install the standoff screws.  Reassemble the unit in the reverse order.


      



For miniPCIe cards with wireless functionality that require an external antenna, there is a punch-out opening provisioned on the rear of the WARP V3 Appliance for an SMA panel mount connector and cable assembly.  Using a pointed object such as a Phillips screwdriver, push out the plastic punch-out where the SMA panel mount connector is to be installed and remove the piece of plastic from the inside and discard.  The SMA connector and cable assembly can now be mounted to the enclosure and the miniPCIe module.

   



For miniPCIe modules that require a SIM card, there are two SIM card sockets on the bottom of the carrier board (one for each miniPCIe slot).  To install SIM cards, remove the two screw from the bottom of the unit and remove the bottom panel.  The two SIM card sockets are labeled 'SIM_CON1' and 'SIM_CON2' and correspond to miniPCIe slots 1 and 2.  Installation of the cards is the same as decribed in the section 'GSM -> SIM Card Installation'.


1.7. Power Connection

Connect the power cable as shown below to the rear power socket on the appliance and plug the other end into your AC electrical outlet. The 12Vdc, 2000mA (24W) regulated power supply with a 5.5mm/2.1mm positive center barrel jack.  A 'zip-tie' may be used to secure the power cable to the appliance chassis to prevent accidental disconnection.


 
 

 

 

1.8. Audio In/Out Ports

 

The appliance has one line-in and one line-out port which deliver telephony audio quality. The line-in port can receive audio from an external source (for example, an MP3 player, a CD player or FM radio). The external audio is typically used for music on hold. Line-out allows a live person or pre-recorded message to be played outside the system, for example, to a paging system. Standard 3.5 mm audio jack cables should be used with the audio ports. 

 
 

1.9. Network Connection

 

Connect one end of a standard network cable to the NIC port on the appliance as shown below. 

 

2. Hardware Information

2.1. Reset Button

 

In the event that the WARP V3 Appliance needs to be reset, a small pointed object (such as a pen) can be inserted into the hole labeled 'Reset' on rear or the unit. This will activate a momentary switch that performs a hardware reset.


 

2.2. LCD Display and Button

A graphic LCD with software-controlled backlight is provided with the appliance. Various software-controlled display features are controlled by a proximity button, which is found on the right-hand side of the LCD display.  Once the power supply is attached to the appliance the backlight of the LCD lights up indicating the unit is powered. 

 


2.3. Power/Status LED

 

A bi-colour LED located on the right-hand side of the LCD indicates the appliance is powered and its status.  The colour can be green, red or a blend of both green and red.  For a description of the how the LEDs are used, please refer to the Software  user manual.

 



 

  • No labels