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SMS100 short message service (Text) module

Discontinued (we're working on a 4G/5G replacement)

Maretron's SMS100 is a mobile or cellular modem that automatically sends text message alerts from your vessel to your phone. The SMS100 works together with Maretron's® dedicated displays (DSM Series) or N2KView® software to detect programmable alert conditions from sensors interconnected on an NMEA 2000® network. The displays or N2KView® software instruct the SMS100 to connect to the cellular network and transmit an alert message to selected telephone numbers. Whether it is high bilge water, low battery voltage, unplugged shore power, or an opened hatch or door, the SMS100 quickly alerts you to conditions onboard your vessel that require attention anywhere you have cellular network coverage.

You can also send a text message to your vessel and with the proper sensors installed, the SMS100 will respond with status information including the vessels position, bilge status, battery and shore power voltage, wind speed, inside and outside temperature.

Additionally, N2KView can be configured to respond to text messages with more complex sentences. You specify the text of the reponse message with parameters that are replaced dynamically by their values when the message is sent.

  • Programmable alerts (Alarms or warnings) from maretron installed displays and sensors on the vessel automatically trigger text messages which are sent to your phone
  • User can text vessel for status, which also double-checks communication path to ensure alerts get through.
    • Vessel Position: GPS200 (with Device Instance 0)
    • Bilge: monitored by a RIM100 or SIM100 (with Bank Status Instance 0) on channel 1
    • Battery Voltage: DCM100 (with Battery Instance 0)
    • AC Voltage: ACM100 (with Device Instance 0)
    • Wind Speed: WSO100 (with Device Instance 0)
    • Inside Temperature: TMP100 (with designated channel as Inside Temperature Instance 0)
    • Outside Temperature: WSO100 (with Outside Temperature Instance 0)
  • Six band GSM modem with easily interchangeable mini-SIM card (NearShoreNetworks SIM card is pre-installed, which allows unlimted text messaging in 212 countries. User activation and monthly subscription is required.)
  • Dipole terminal antenna with hinged SMA connector with versatile mounting options
  • Weatherproof (IP65) enclosure

We have partnered with NearShoreNetworks to provide a SIM card for global cellular service that is already installed in your new SMS100. This SIM card offers unlimited text messaging in 212 countries for $19.95/monthplus a $14.95 one-time activation fee.

Here is what you will need to activate the service:

  • The SIM ICCID - this is a number provided with the SMS100.
  • The Device IMEI - this number is located on a label on the side of the SMS100.
  • An email address with which to associate yourt account.
  • Your credit card information for billing.

Navigate to following page and select the SMS100 Unlimited Subscription option. Then fill in the rest of the form, and proceeed to the secure payment page.

You should receive an email acknowledgment and your account will be activated within one business day.

If you need support duringthe account activation process, please contact NearShoreNetworks Activation Support at 1-844-526-2627 ext. 2.

The following screenshots are examples of what messages the SMS100 can send to your mobile device.

SMS100 alarm message

SMS100 status message