Your Remote Site Management
Solution for Alarms, Monitoring & Control

Davicom’s new generation of intelligent site management systems is designed to meet the most stringent requirements of the broadcast and wireless telecommunications industries. These best-in-class, stand-alone monitoring and control units interface easily with virtually any type of remote site equipment and sensors, thereby ensuring maximum flexibility and expandability.

TELECOM/LMR/
PUBLIC SAFETY

AM/FM/TV
BROADCASTING

Let the CORTEX Unit be
Your Brain at the Site

Decide & Control

Cortex units can make decisions based on Virtual Logic Gates, automating the control of equipment at the remote site. Based on the readings from the sensors it is connected to, the Cortex series units can control a broad range of equipment.

Sense Site Status & Environment

Connect multiple types of sensors to add environmental awareness to your Cortex. Low-cost and widely available MODBUS sensors can also be used.

360 °Awareness

Manage your site through a standard dial-up modem connection, by DTMF/voice response or through a network connection. Get situational awareness on any device with the web-based interface or let the Cortex tell you what’s potentially wrong at your site.

Listen & Recall

Cortex units can listen to your site audio and warn you of potential silence, or even relay live audio back to you via telephone or IP streaming. It is also capable of keeping track of all conditions and events that happen at your site.

Engineered for Easy Expandability

Robust & Reliable. Made in Canada. High Standards.

OLED Display

Immediate access to alarms, I/O states & basic configurations

PAUSE Button

Safeguard on-site personnel by blocking automation.

Audio Listening Jack

Access site audio from the front panel jack.

Health Indicator LEDs

Instantly assess site & unit status with the front panel LEDs.

LOCAL Button

Safeguard on-site personnel by blocking remote access.

Local Connection

USB connector for local connection to laptop computer.

Menu Buttons

Convenient buttons let you navigate through the different menus.

Ethernet Switch

Connect to the outside world and/or to other onsite equipment.

On-board USB hub

Connect 4 USB devices (keyboard, mouse, memory stick or other Davicom products).

Video Output

Connect a flat screen monitor and access the unit through the internal GUI without an on-site computer.

I/O Connectors

Connect all I/O’s to the compact DB-50 connectors.

Audio Input/Output

Connect site audio to the line or mic input and feed the audio to an external mic input using line-out.

Serial Connection

Connect to legacy devices or to the outside world through this serial port.

Phone Line

Connect to the outside world via dial-up modem.

Power Failure Check

Monitor AC power at your site with the included wall-wart.

Dual Power Supply

Add redundancy by connecting two 10 to 30 VDC power supplies.

Health Indicator LEDs

Instantly assess site & unit status with the front panel LEDs.

LOCAL Button

Safeguard on-site personnel by blocking remote access.

Local Connection

USB connector for local connection to laptop computer.

PAUSE Button

Safeguard on-site personnel by blocking automation.

Audio Listening Jack

Access site audio from the front panel jack.

I/O Connectors

Connect all I/O’s to the compact DB-25 connectors.

Ethernet Port

Connect to the outside world and/or to other onsite equipment.

Audio Input/Output

Connect site audio to the line-in or feed the audio to an external mic input.

On-board USB hub

Connect up to 2 USB devices (Memory stick or other Davicom products).

Phone Line

Connect to the outside world via dial-up modem.

Power Failure Check

Monitor AC power at your site with the included wall-wart.

Power input

12 VDC for easy battery backup.

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Connecting Everything at Your Site

Analog. Status. Relays. Audio. Modbus. SNMP.

Connect Any Type of Analog or Status Sensor

Directly connect analog sensors, status sensors and audio feeds. No extra boards to buy!

Environmental
Security
Level & Pressure
Power

Thanks to its flexible input circuits, the Cortex can connect to almost any type of analog sensor. Sensors with various voltage outputs (0-1, 5, 10 …80V), current outputs (4-20mA), be they bipolar or differential can all be connected. 

Audio or AC signals can be connected and levels measured thanks to built-in RMS detection circuits. 

Digital inputs are also available for reading logic levels, relay contacts or statuses, with programmable active high or active low settings.

Control & Automation

Design Automation Without a Single Line of Code!

With its relay outputs, the Cortex can command and control other equipment. From remotely switching to a backup transmitter to turning on the generator when a power outage occurs, the Cortex can take smart decisions to keep your site transmitting.

Cortex systems also provide automation with decision-making features and commands that go well beyond conventional telemetry systems. Units can for example detect an RF failure; place the standby transmitter on-air to restore the signal, and alert on-call personnel. Engineering staff can then diagnose the problem from the event history log and, using remote measurements, decide on the appropriate course of action.

SNMP Applicance

Simple Network Management Protocol

With their SNMP Agents and built-in SNMP Managers, Davicom’s Cortex units are powerful SNMP appliances.

The Agent can convert analog readings or contact closures from legacy equipment into SNMP-compatible OID’s that can be sent to, or read by an external SNMP Manager software.

The Cortex’s Manager can take readings, make settings and receive alarms from other, on-site SNMP-compatible devices. Depending on the situation, it can then take action locally, or even concentrate the information from all the devices and pass it along to a remote SNMP Manager at the Networks Operations Center (NOC).

Networking

Use network PINGs to debug your network

Today, IP networking has become the nervous system of most organizations, including at remote sites. Davicom’s Cortex units can monitor the health of your on-site IP LAN to ensure everything is interconnected and communicating as it should be. The Cortex’s built-in Pings can check on the network status of connected devices as well as validate that remote WAN backhaul connections are operating correctly. By strategically addressing different Ping commands, the Cortex unit can analyze and determine which specific network branch or device is down. It can then use its virtual logic and built-in relays, or SNMP SET commands to individually, and automatically, reset site equipment, routers, switches or gateways.

Incorporating its own 4-port network switch, the Cortex360 can easily connect to other IP devices, and keep these connections alive should the site’s main utility power fail.

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Complete Web-Based Interface

The Cortex series’ web-based workspaces are completely customizable by the user. In addition, each user can have different workspaces for multiple devices (smartphone, tablet or PC). These workspaces have the advantage of being stored directly on the Cortex unit itself, thereby ensuring a uniform look when being accessed by different users. For low-bandwidth communication links, workspaces may also be stored on, and accessed from, your personal computer by using our DavLink software.

DV-200 (2nd Gen)

DV-200 Workspaces use a proprietary format (not web-based) and are loaded from the user’s PC with the DavLink software. Graphic creation and edition are possible within DavLink, which, by the way, will only run on Windows-based computers.

Cortex Series (3rd Gen)

Cortex Workspaces use a flexible HTML-5 format that can be interpreted by most web browsers, thereby greatly facilitating their management and use. Graphic creation and edition tools are built-in to the web interface and provide unmatched flexibility in GUI design on multiple platforms.

Since an image is worth a thousand words, the Cortex’s customizable GUI will help you, your system operators and technicians to quickly understand the situation at the remote site. Based on the powerful HTML5 suite, these GUI’s (or Workspaces) are customized with the Cortex’s user-friendly workspace development and edition tools.

Access Your Data:
Any Device, Anytime, Anywhere

1

Receive Push Notifications

Receive secure notifications directly on your Apple or Android smartphone. No hassles with email or Text Messaging servers. Notifications integrate smoothly with your smartphone’s OS.
2

Map View of Your Network

Use your smartphone’s integrated mapping capabilities to see a geographical layout of your network including individual site statuses.
3

Send Commands to Your Sites

Remotely control specific elements at your site through Dav2You’s built-in manual commands.