RACO offers a complete line of high quality, reliable remote communications systems for monitoring, alarm notification and data logging applications. Additionally, RACO offers systems with the ability to run SCADA, PLC annunciation and process control applications.
Our product line ranges from interactive, wireless data communications systems to alarm autodialing systems, which enables RACO to provide a solution for any communication platform utilized—landline, cellular wireless and cellular control channel wireless.
The product page contains a product selector guide and a brief overview of each product. The product selector guide (directly below) can help you identify which of our products is right for you. The chart tells you the number of inputs, outputs, and virtual channels supported by each product. By clicking on a product's name you will be taken to the product's brief description and additional links to more complete information. You can also scroll down and simply browse the descriptions.
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The Catalyst® is the first interactive communication system in the RACO family. It features event and data logging to onboard memory, 4 standard (configurable as digital or analog) internal inputs, 56 standard remote channel inputs (expandable to 256), and digital voice recording for the ultimate in custom alarm notifications. It interfaces with RACO's Alarmware (free download) for remote programming and data collection and analysis. [ Product Info | Manual | Tech Support ]
The Chatterbox®, RACO's original Automatic Dialing and Remote Monitoring System. Since 1985, thousands of Chatterbox® units have been in use across the nation, in water and wastewater plants. Chatterbox® calls up to 8 preprogrammed phone numbers. Alarms are reported via synthesized voice messages programmable by user. The system is expandable to 8 contact channels. Options allow monitoring of a single analog input, with user-programmable high and low setpoints. [ Product Info | Manual | Tech Support ]
Get a reliable RACO Alarm Autodialing and Remote Monitoring System for only $945. Guard-It® can monitor up to 4 analog or digital input channels and call 8 preprogrammed phone numbers over a standard telephone line to provide alarm information in the form of a digitally recorded voice message. Alarm calls can be made to any standard phone, pagers, cellular phones, and voice mail. Users can call in for a status report from any remote touch-tone phone. The system is field programmable at the control panel. [ Product Info | Manual | Tech Support ]
Powerful programmable functions combine with field-proven modular design to provide a flexible, reliable system that handles the most demanding alarm monitoring applications. Furnished with 4 contact channels, RACO’s Verbatim® is modularly expandable to 32 contact channels and up to 16 analog channels. The system is programmable to automatically dial up to 16 different phone numbers, each up to 60 digits long, and is easily programmed from a control panel, or remotely programmable via any touch-tone phone over a standard telephone line. Also enables digitally recorded speech messages. [ Product Info | Manual | Tech Support ]
RACO’s flexible Verbatim® System is available in a Secure Front Panel (SFP) configuration, where the unit is furnished without the front panel keypad and some of the front panel indicators that are used for programming at the panel. As a result, programming may only be performed over the phone by authorized personnel. [ Product Info | Manual | Tech Support ]
The Verbatim® Gateway is a standalone system capable of operating in mission critical applications independently of a PC due to fault tolerance and internal battery backup. Alarm monitoring and reporting functionality are supported for PLC's and PC-based HMI/SCADA systems. The system enables real-time, two-way communication using phone, cell phone, or numeric pager to as many as 16 user destinations. [ Product Info | Manual | Tech Support ]
AlarmAgent.com is RACO's full-featured, web-based service for monitoring, reporting, and controlling your systems. This service will monitor and collect data from equipment 24 hours a day via a wireless, Web-enabled RTU(s). The secured data will be accessible from any Internet-connected PC or other Web-enabled device. Users will also be able to receive and acknowledge alarms via cell phone, email, phone, SMS, and pager. [ Product Info | Manual | Tech Support ]
RACO Cellular terminal provides temporary or permanent cellular telephone service when conventional telephone lines are not available. The cellular phone transceiver can be optionally furnished with a RACO Autodialer System to provide alarm monitoring, reporting, and system status checking. Packaged in rugged, weather-resistant housing that is easy to transport and set up. [ Product Info | Manual | Tech Support ]
Verbatim® SCADA System software uses your dial-up phone lines to connect a Central Station Host computer to a fleet of Verbatim® RTUs. This "report by exception" system ensures continuous alarm monitoring, logging and reporting. (Also available for DOS operating systems.) [ Product Info | Manual | Tech Support ]
RACO Responder can be called from any touch-tone phone to operate remotely located pumps, valves, motors, switches, and other devices. DTMF tones generated by calling phone cause relay activation at Responder RTU, which in turn operates the remote device. Two relay outputs standard, eight optional. Packaged in a rugged, weather-resistant housing. [ Product Info | Manual | Tech Support ]
RACO's solar power systems are ideal for remote location applications where conventional power services are not available - or too costly. Solar generators will provide power for RACO's alarm and event monitoring and reporting systems. The systems consist of solar panels, 100Amp hr battery and voltage regulator in a weather resistant enclosure along with all required mounting hardware.