Data Connect
CDL900 Cellular Data Link


The Data Connect Cellular Data Link 900, CDL900, is a self-contained unit that uses Advanced Mobile Phone System (AMPS) cellular network for data transmission. AMPS is the cellular system used in North America, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and parts o Africa. AMPS system is not compatible with the GSM System used in Europe and Asia.

The Data Connect CDL900 has an RS232 interface and supports the popular AT Command Set normally associated with modems.

Although any application requiring Data Communications can be used the DCE CDL900, The following are areas customers are using the CDL900

  • Packet Data Radio
  • SCADA and Telemetry System
  • Remote Gas/ Water/ Electric Meter Readings
  • Factory Automation System
  • Vending Machines

The DCE CDL900 uses non-volatile memory to store the configuration. Therefore, the CDL900 does not require configuration startup.

The requirements to operate the DCE CDL900 are a host PC with a terminal program like Hyper terminal, program, Procom, etc. and MIN and SID information from your Cellular Service Provider.

The DCE CDL900 is packaged with an antenna, flat RS232 cable and manual.


  • AMPS Cellular Network for Data Transmission
  • MNP10-EC
  • AT Command Set
  • Standard RS232 Serial Interface
  • Choice of Hardware or Software Flow Control
  • Quiet Mode for “Non-Intelligent” machines


Air Speed:
Up to 9600bps

DTE Rate:
300, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 57600bps, (Switch Selectable)

Auto Detection:
On Receive

Data Compression & Error Detection:
MNP2-5, V.42, V.42bis, MNP10, & MNP10-EC is supported

RF Power Output:
0.6 watts

Power Supply:
at 600mA when Sending Data
at 800mA Maximum at Startup

RS232 Asynchronous

Signal Supported:

Operating Temperature Range:
-30°C to +75°C

6”L x 2.5”W x 1”H

Ordering Information

DCE/CDL900    Standalone unit