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Falcom Samba 55/56 - Integrated Tri Band GSM/GPRS Engine

Falcom Samba 55/56
  • Integrated Tri Band GSM/GPRS Engine
  • Available as SAMBA55 or SAMBA56
  • SAMBA55: 900/1800/1900 MHz
  • SAMBA56: 850/1800/1900 MHz
  • Data, SMS, Fax, Voice
  • GPRS class 10
  • GSM antenna included
  • USB serial link and Audio Interface
  • Windows Driver

The Falcom Samba 55/56 is a plug'n'play device in extremely small size, which provides a powerful state-of the art technology and makes it almost perfect for a quick and easy way to plug in GSM or GPRS functionality into your systems. The embedded USB interface allows direct connections to a USB serial port of desktop or notebook computers. The SAMBA can send and receive data by GSM and GPRS. It features GPRS multislot class 10 and supports the GPRS coding schemes CS-1, CS-2, CS-3 and CS-4. It supports voice, SMS, FAX as well as offers a choice of seven ring tones/melodies. The SAMBA modem can be easily controlled by using AT commands for all kind of operation.


General Tri Band GSM/GPRS modem
SAMBA55: 900/1800/1900 MHz
SAMBA56: 850/1800/1900 MHz
class 4 (2 W) for EGSM900
class 1 (1 W) for DCS1800 / PCS1900
small size and low power consumption
voice, SMS, Fax and data transmission without extra hardware
internal 3 V SIM interface
easy remote control by AT commands for dedicated applications
fully type approved according to GSM phase 2+ specification
fully shielded and ready-to-use
Electrical characteristics power supply: +5 V DC (through USB port)
Physical characteristics dimensions: (L x W x H) 88.7 x 37.6 x 12.6 mm
weight: 79 g
normal range temperature: -20 °C to +55 °C
restricted operation: -25 °C to -20 °C and +55 °C to +70 °C
Basic features telephony (TCH/FS) and emergency calls
full rate, enhanced full rate, half rate and adaptive multi rate
dual tone multi frequency function (DTMF)
SMS (GSM and GPRS mode): text and PDU, point to point MT and MO, SMS cell broadcast
WAP compliant and compliant with SMG 31
GSM features transparent and non transparent up to 9600 bps
group 3: class 1, class 2, alternate speech and fax, MNP 2
GSM services call forwarding, call barring, multiparty, call waiting and call hold, calling line identity, advice of charge, USSD, closed user group
GPRS features data downlink transfer: max. 85.6 kbps
data uplink transfer: max. 42.8 kbps
coding schemes CS-1 to CS-4, GPRS class 10 class B
Other features SM, FD, LD, MC, RC, ON, ME + SIM phone book management
fixed dialling number, SIM toolkit class 2
SIM, network and service provider locks
real time clock
alarm management
UCS 2 character set management
Interfaces internal SIM interface: 3 V only
USB serial link
headset jack
firmware upgrade: over USB interface and SIM card
Hardware requirements a valid SIM card
free compatible USB port
appr. 6 Mb of free hard disk space
Pentium® 90 or higher with CD-ROM drive
Software requirements OS: Windows® 2000/XP
HyperModem or other terminal programs
web-browser and e-mail client


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