OffRoad Camper Trailer | Smart RV - 2 Way Internet Connection

Connecting to the Internet from an offroad camper trailer

Kimberley Kampers off-road camper trailer with air conditioning

Connecting to the internet from your computer inside your RV has been around for a while.
Now Kimberley has made a significant step forward in connecting your RV without you and your computer being active to the internet. So the actual RV itself is connected.
It can send to you or anyone you specify an automated response & remote reporting. This makes for a SmartRV™. Your Kimberley unit will communicate automatically based on your setup. It can be contacted and its position (and video¶ views) sent to you or your friends and family remotely.

Internet Connect Offroad Camper Trailer At Home

Where-ever you store* your RV, once you set the key-switch to “secure’, if the RV is moved, the Kimberley system will send an SMS to up to 3 mobile phone numbers letting you know. If your Kimberley has been taken by the time you spring into action, you or the authorities can then track* where the unit is, and hopefully catch them red-handed!

At extra cost, you can add security sensors to identify if the unit has been broken into as well. You can even add a vandal-proof exterior video¶ surveillance that integrates right in with the system. We don’t supply the security system at Kimberley but we do provide the secure interface for a system. And of course this all operates with the on-board battery system.

Internet Connect Offroad Camper Trailer On the Road

Lets say you have a damaged tyre. You have used the spare and it was your only one. Getting on the phone and ringing around in the middle of no-where to locate that replacement can be a pain. Do you double back or go to one of 3 towns to pick up and fit a new spare? Sending one command to our system** from any smartphone (must be yours) will send* to Kimberley where you are and that you need price and availability of a spare tyre. We will text you back, confirm your details and then we will do the running around for you to locate and price a spare. Often a text will get through but a voice call may not. Let alone getting on the web at all hours in the bush!

Lets say it is more than a damaged tyre and you need serious help. You can set up to 3 numbers for urgent help in the system and by turning a switch, the system will send* a message to all of the 3 numbers advising difficulty and asking for help. You setup a unique message before you start on your tip using your smartphone. No computer is needed, just a smart phone.

Internet Connect Offroad Camper Trailer while Camping

Lets say your family or friends want to track where you are as you leave for your trip. This is so easy with the Kimberley SmartRV™ Pak. Give the data number of your system to your friends and they can SMS your Kimberley* and see where you are on a Google Map. You will need to load the phone numbers into the system that you allow to do this. For security, only numbers pre-loaded from your smartphone are able to track you.

What you will need:

  • A 2016 Model Kimberley Kamper, Karavan, or Kruiser.
    (Retrofit for older models from 2011 on will be available from April 2016.
    Will need minimum solar and battery specs, no private modification.)
  • Smartphone (Android, Apple, Microsoft).
  • SIM data only card and 2G, 3G or 4G service.
  • Kimberley 4G + GPS + Antenna Data Pak (must be purchased from Kimberley).
  • Kimberley SmartRV™ Pak (must be purchased and fitted by Kimberley).
  • *An available 2G, 3G or 4G service through the 5dBi Kimberley antenna.
  • Tyre location service attracts a service fee from Kimberley on as “as required basis”.
  • ** You have loaded wheel and tyre specs into the system with your smartphone prior to trip.

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Kimberley 4G Band Availability for Kruisers, Karavans & Kampers

Data, GPS and SMS capability with new additional Pack

What is included in this 4G Pack?

  • 4G Antennae
  • GPS Antennae
  • 4G Machine to Machine Modem/router/linux processor with Wifi and SMS client (M2M)

What is the difference between a 4G M2M device and a normal home based 4G modem router?

  • A home based 4G modem router is designed to route data from your computer or smartphone through to the 4G network over the air. Although you can connect back to these devices, they are really a one-way data communicator. In the bush, if they cant get through to the 4G network because you are temporarily out of range, they may sit in a standby mode until you activate a device on the network or re-boot them. They are NOT smart devices. They typically do not have external antennae connections and are designed for city based networks.
  • A 4G M2M Modem router is an industrial grade modem/router device that is intelligent and designed for remote sites. These were developed to work independently in an “industrial” rugged environment and are typically found in mining or remote applications. The benefit of these devices is that they are intelligent and programmable and used as the base for the SmartRV. They will be able to remotely transmit diagnostic information from the Smart Touch system in the future.

What is the difference between the 3G antenna and the new 4G antenna?

  • From the outside they look similar. But on the inside there are 2 coax connectors and 2 sets of antennas. One is for 4G and the other is for the GPS.

 

Kimberley 3G

Kimberley 4G

Antenna

Sim Card and Service excluded

 

 

 

Telstra Next-G™ (850MHz)

Y

Y

5dBi

New Vodafone Network (850MHz)*

*Please check Vodafone Coverage Map.

Y

Y

5dBi

Optus Regional 3G (900MHz)*

*Please check Optus Coverage Map.

Y

Y

5dBi

All carriers - calls & text (900MHz)

 

SMS

5dBi

GPS (1575.42MHz)

 

Y

28dB (ACTIVE)

Telstra 4G (1800MHz)

 

Y

6dBi

Optus 4G (1800MHz)

 

Y

6dBi

Vodafone 4G (1800MHz)

 

Y

6dBi

All carriers - 3G internet (2100MHz)*

Please check your network's Coverage Map.

Y

Y

6dBi

802.11 b/g/n WiFi (2400MHz)

b/g/n

n only

3dBi

4GX Band 7 (2600MHz)

 

Y

3dBi

Speed Differences in perfect world

 

3G

4G

Modem Spec

PEAK DATA SPEED
HSDPA and UMTS (up to 21Mbps downlink)

HSUPA (up to 5.76 Mbps uplink)
EDGE / GPRS / GSM (up to 247 Kbps)

PEAK DATA SPEED

LTE: Category 3

100 Mbps / 50 Mbps (Downlink/Uplink) (20Mhz bandwidth)

50 Mbps / 25 Mbps (Downlink/Uplink) (10Mhz bandwidth)

HSPA+: 42 Mbps downlink (Category 24) 5.76 Mbps uplink (Category 6)

EDGE: 236 kbps throughput

CDMA 1xEV-DO Rev. A:

Ethernet

Ethernet

4 x 10/100 Base-T Ethernet RJ45 ports

Ethernet

2 x 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet RJ45

WiFi

High Throughput 802.11n, backward compatible with 802.11g/b. with transmission speeds up to 300Mbps

High throughput and extended range 802.11n 2T2R WiFi with transmission speeds up to 300Mbps

GPS

None

Embedded GPS receiver (1575.42Mhz)

Tracking sensitivity under open sky: -161dBm

Acquisition sensitivity under open sky: -145dBm Cold start sensitivity: -145dBm

Time to first fix (TTFF): Cold 32s, Warm 29s, Hot 1s  

SMS

None

SMS Client (Send/Receive) including inbox, outbox