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Model Number 324VPLC-24C-96, Verbatim Gateway VPLC-24C-96 Autodialer

List Price $6,570.00

Verbatim® Gateway model VPLC-24C-96 monitors 24 internal dry contact inputs, 96 logic controller virtual channels plus 120 VAC power source. DF1 & Modbus connection via RS-232. -- Compatible with most Verbatim® options.

Specifications  · Optional I/O  · Electrical  · Physical  · Environmental  · Telephone  · Speech Messages  · UL Standard  · Warranty  · PLC Communication  · Internal I/O Options  · Factory Options  · Extended Functionality and Versatility - At Minimal Cost.  · Simultaneous Monitoring of Multiple PLCs on Multiple Networks - Even on Networks with Dissimilar Protocols.  · Fast Access From Any TouchTone Phone Using Brief 4-Digit Codes, Easy Programming Guided by Clear Voice Prompts.  · The Verbatim® Gateway Makes Certain No Alarm Condition Goes Unheeded or Unacknowledged.  · Complete Status Reports - Always at Your Fingertips.  · Unlimited Flexibility in Stored Messages - Each Delivered with Max. Clarity.  · Designed and Built For Reliable Operation in The Harshest Industrial Environments.  · Continuous Self-Diagnostics, Automatic Alarming in The Event of A PLC Communication Problem.  · View PDF Brochures  · View PDF Specifications  · View PDF Options  · View PDF Application Bulletins  · Options


# of Digital Alarm Inputs


# of Optional Digital Alarm Inputs


PLC Protocols

DF1 & Modbus connection via RS-232

# of Optional Analog Alarm Inputs




# of Optional Digital Outputs


Trade Name

Verbatim® Gateway

Typical Monitoring Applications

Chemical Plants

Computer Rooms

Facility Security

Fish Hatcheries

Frozen Food Storage

HVAC Systems

Hydroelectric Power Stations

Pipeline & Compressor Stations

Remote Pump Stations

Storage Tanks

Telephone Switchgear

Unattended SCADA Systems

Water & Wastewater Treatment Plants

Typical Sensors









Alarm Call Grouping

Alarm calls to up to 16 phone number groups

Alarm Criteria

Alarm on Closed Circuit
Alarm on Open Circuit

Run Time Meter

Status only


Alarm Reset


Alarm Reset Time

0.1 to 99.9 hours

Alarm System Enable/Disable

Local and Remote Enable or Disable

Alarm Trip Delay

0.1 to 999.9 sec

Autocall Test


Autocall Time Interval

0.1 to 99.9 hours

Call Back/Call Forward

Separate unique phone number

Dialing Format

TouchTone or Rotary Pulse

# of Message Repetitions

1 to 20 repetitions

Phone Numbers

16 phone numbers up to 60 digits each

Read/Write Data Registers

Any discrete or integer data register

Ring Delay

1 to 20 rings

Security Code

8 digits

Station ID & Message Recording Time

User variable

Time Between Alarm Calls

0.1 to 99.9 min

# of Phone Numbers Dialed


Voice Recording Time

78 sec

FCC Registered

Part 68, "Ringer Equivalence": 0.3A

Current Draw

Standby 300 mA Operational 460 mA

PLC I/O Point Sensing

Two RS232/RS232 ports


Field-installed upgrades

Indoor Enclosure

Rugged Metal

Communication Method

Wireless - Cellularm

Notification Methods

PA System

Voice Call

Optional I/O

PLC Addresses



Power Requirement

105-135 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 15 watts maximum or 8-14 VDC at 500 mA maximum.

Battery Charging

Precision voltage controlled, including automatic rapid recharge after drain.

Battery Backup Time

13 hours

Input Sensing

Twenty-four unpowered contact inputs standard. Open contacts see 5 volts DC; closed contacts see 10 ma DC.

Printer Port

Standard Centronics Parallel


Surge Protection

Integral gas tube and solid-state protectors on all phone, power, and signal lines.


8 lbs


11 7/8 in.


9 3/4 in.


5 in.

Mounting Centers

11 3/8" vertical x 6" horizontal


Temperature Range

20 to 130 ºF


0 to 95%, Non-condensing

  • Rotary pulse or tone dialing, keyboard selectable.
  • Dials up to 16 different numbers, each up to 60 digits long.
  • Allows programming of multiple PBX delays in 1-second increments.
  • FCC Registered Part 68, "Ringer Equivalence": 0.3A.
  • Alarm Ack

Speech Messages

Speech Messages

Users record their own messages. Also includes resident vocabulary for programming guidance and for default "alarm/normal" speech if no user messages are recorded.

UL Standard

UL Standard

Verbatim® complies with UL Standards: 1459, 1950



5 years

PLC Communication
  • Fully Compatible: Requires no modifications to existing network configuration, PLC wiring or programs.
  • Remote Data Table Access: Monitor or alter any data table location on demand via front panel or telephone.
  • System Security: Access protected by security codes.
  • Alarm Monitoring: Continuously monitors 32, 64 or 96 PLC addresses.
  • Gateway Function: Provides for exchange of data between PLC devices on incompatible networks.
  • I/O Export: Able to continuously transfer internal I/O and alarm data to remote PLCs.
  • Supported Protocols: Modbus Plus, Modbus RTU, Allen-Bradley DFl, and Allen-Bradley DH485 (programming port).
  • Latency: Depends on configuration and other Network traffic. Typical range. 01-10 seconds.

Internal I/O Options
  • Analog. Custom scaled in the units of measurement required for your job. Analog alarms on a high and a low alarm setpoint. Upgradeable to 1, 4, 8, or 16 analog channels.
  • Remote Supervisory Control. The operator can turn equipment on or off via any telephone. Upgradeable to 4 or 8 outputs.
  • Channels. Upgradeable to 8, 16, 24,or 32 contact channels.

Factory Options
  • Enclosure. System available in NEMA 4X enclosure, which is corrosion proof and sealed against 12 feet of water.
  • Environmental. Thermostatically controlled heater available, suggested for operation below 20ºF or where condensation may occur.
  • Local Alarm Relay Output. Relay activates during unacknowledged alarm conditions.

Extended Functionality and Versatility - At Minimal Cost.
Continuous real-time communication between the Verbatim® Gateway and the PLC network is performed via a serial link using the protocols supported by specific PLC models. Any PLC’s I/O points and data table locations can be manually altered. In addition, the system provides automatic monitoring of as many as 96 points - points reflecting any combination of discrete, analog, timer, counter, or other PLC data objects.

Further, the Verbatim® Gateway uses only a single cable connection, to deliver its extensive functionality. You avoid the burdensome costs of complex wiring, additional PLC outputs and relays. You add monitoring points at costs that are about 40% less than those associated with traditional PLC-to-input configurations. As a result, you’re able to fully utilize the potential of your PLCs - easily and inexpensively.

Simultaneous Monitoring of Multiple PLCs on Multiple Networks - Even on Networks with Dissimilar Protocols.
The Verbatim® Gateway is designed for use with popular network protocols - including the Modicon Modbus Plus™ Modbus® RTU and the Allen Bradley DH485. Operating at selectable communication speeds up to 1 Mbaud, it’s even capable of simultaneously monitoring PLCs on networks using different protocols. And all protocol-specific error detection techniques and retransmission methods are fully maintained. You can also use the Verbatim® Gateway as a bridge between incompatible networks, so that data can be exchanged between them.

Fast Access From Any TouchTone Phone Using Brief 4-Digit Codes, Easy Programming Guided by Clear Voice Prompts.
Accessing any of the 96 points which are automatically controlled by the Verbatim® Gateway requires only a brief 4-digit sequence. Users can quickly perform functions that range from ordinary status-checking and message recording/review/revision to reading/writing of data registers at any network address and selection of global commands applying to all channels. Responses are always in voice format; data register numeric codes, for example, are converted to spoken voice messages. If a programming sequence is not recognized by the Verbatim® Gateway or if an invalid parameter is entered, the system responds with the appropriate voice message. The clear voice guidance simplifies entry of dial-out phone numbers, recording of alarm messages and setting of trip delays. The system’s preprogrammed operating parameters streamline set-up, yet they may be easily altered to meet specific needs.

The Verbatim® Gateway Makes Certain No Alarm Condition Goes Unheeded or Unacknowledged.
When an alarm condition occurs, the Verbatim® Gateway automatically dials up to 16 field-programmable phone numbers - numbers having as many as 60 digits each. The system then reports the station indenfication and the specific alarm condition. Acknowledgment of an alarm phone call is effected by the simple touch of a button on the called phone during the alarm notification or by calling the reporting unit after the call has been received.

Complete Status Reports - Always at Your Fingertips.
Wherever there's a telephone, there’s instant access to status reports on all conditions monitored via the Verbatim® Gateway. Similarly, the touch of a telephone key lets you review and alter programming, change alarm criteria, monitoring points, process variables, and setpoints. Further, the system’s built-in microphone permits listening to on-site sounds, and a built-in speakerphone allows convenient communication with on-site personnel.

Unlimited Flexibility in Stored Messages - Each Delivered with Max. Clarity.
Free of the restrictions imposed by built-in vocabularies, the Verbatim® Gateway can store in memory anything that can be spoken - from names and numbers to technical terms and detailed instructions.

The system’s advanced digitized voice technology accurately replicates the original speaker. So there’s less opportunity for misunderstanding or error. And messages can easily be changed or entered via the front panel or remotely from any TouchTone telephone.

Designed and Built For Reliable Operation in The Harshest Industrial Environments.
The Verbatim® Gateway's heavy duty metal enclosure, carefully selected and proven solid-state components, and sealed membrane keyboard are an assurance of problem free performance year after year.

In the event of a power failure, a rechargeable gel-cell battery maintains full and continuous operation for up to thirteen hours. Further, because a precision regulated charger is used instead of a traditional "trickle" charger, battery charging time is minimized and battery life significantly extended.

The Verbatim® Gateway also employs non-volatile memory, so no reprogramming is needed following power outages. Alarm messages and user-entered programming are retained for years-even in the total absence of power to the system.

Continuous Self-Diagnostics, Automatic Alarming in The Event of A PLC Communication Problem.
The Verbatim® Gateway is self testing and provides complete diagnostic information. Should it detect a communication failure, the unit automatically initiates an alarm. In addition to generating voice message calls, alarm situations are also indicated by the system’s LED display panel.

With start-up and operation made quick and easy through default settings and voice prompts, the Verbatim® Gateway places comprehensive PLC monitoring and control capabilities as close as the nearest TouchTone telephone. Based on the Verbatim® Automatic Dialing Remote Monitoring System-field proven by thousands operating worldwide - it’s the "single-package" solution for keeping your fingers on the pulse of your PLC-controlled processes, for accessing and altering those processes from anywhere in the world.

View PDF Brochures


Cellularm Wireless Communication System

View PDF Specifications


Dialer Specifications - Verbatim Gateway
Verbatim Gateway Autodialer Version 2.09 Connectivity Guide

View PDF Options


Verbatim Responder
Remote Supervisory Control Option
Analog Signal Input Monitoring Option
Digital Input Monitoring Option

View PDF Application Bulletins

Application Bulletin

Bulletin 104: Water and Wastewater System Uses Unique Combination of Autodialer and Programmable Controllers for Alarm
Bulletin 103: SCADA-Controlled Wastewater Treatment Plant Uses Verbatim for Alarm Reporting
Bulletin 102: Water Pollution Control Plant Uses Programmable Logic Controller Network
Bulletin 101: Electric Power Generating Plant Uses Programmable Logic Controller and Autodialer for Groundwater Remediation
Bulletin 100: Metal Processing Plant Uses DCU Network, Logic Controller and Autodialer for Plant-Wide Alarm System


Power / Telephone Line Conditioners

999ACPC, 120VAC Power Conditioner ($146.00)
999TPC, Analog Telephone Line Surge Protector ($146.00)


Digital Signal Inputs

Analog Signal Inputs

more available ..


Verbatim NEMA 4X
Optional Enclosures

 ARRA Compliance 

ARRA Details

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 Power Conditioner 

120VAC Power Conditioner

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