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RACO Remote Alarms And Controls

A new era in data communication
...Introducing the world’s first integrated, interactive data logging and alarm notification system

Finally …one flexible system is all you need for all your data and event logging, alarm notification, and status checking needs. RACO’s Catalyst® Interactive Communications System provides an up-to-the-minute, two-way connection with your critical data-whether through traditional phone, pager, cell phone, or fax channels.

Unit of Measure


Universal Inputs (UI)

N/A 4

# of UI Configurable for Digitial Alarm

N/A 4

# of UI Configurable for Analog Alarm

N/A 4

PLC Protocols

N/A Modbus RTU Master protocol via RS-232, RS-422, RS-485

# of Phone Numbers Dialed

N/A 96

Speech Messages

N/A 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

N/A Catalyst® complies with UL Standards: 1459, 1950

Communication Method

N/A Landline Wireless - Cellularm

Notification Methods

N/A Fax PA System Pager Voice Call

Standard Features

Total Channels

N/A up to 256 points monitored including channels interfaced via Modbus, and four internal universal (analog/digital) inputs

User Memory

N/A Up to 5 MB of memory for user speech and data log file

Internal Log File

N/A Collects periodically sampled channel data, alarms, state and configuration changes. Log file transfers to faxes, data collection stations, and RACO Alarmware

Destination Types

N/A Traditional voice phone, numeric and alphanumeric pagers, faxes, e-mail, data log collection stations, RACO Central Station, and PA Systems

Channel Grouping

N/A May assign channels to different destination groups for responsible personnel targeted calling

Voice Messages

N/A Up to 45 minutes of voice messages


N/A Programmed via front panel, remote telephone or Alarmware Software

RACO Alarmware Software

N/A Locally or remotely configures units, collects log files and maintains configurations for multiple units

Firmware Upgrades

N/A Use Alarmware to upgrade unit without changing hardware or returning unit to factory

Battery Backup Time

N/A 10 hours


N/A 5 years

Data Logging

Frequency Interval

N/A 10 sec - 24 hr

# of Samples

N/A Up to 740000

# of Channels

N/A Up to 256


Modbus Port

N/A RS232 9 pin D Sub male RS485 9 pin D Sub male

Alarmware Programming Port

N/A RS232C 9 pin D Sub male

Serial Printer Port

N/A RJ45 modular connector


Universal Input Sensing

N/A Digital: unpowered contact inputs, open contacts see 5 volts DC; closed see 10mA DC Analog: 4-20mA current loop, scalable in engineering units, resolution: 0.1%, accuracy: 10 bits

Power Requirements

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

Power Consumption

N/A Standby 420 mA, active 450 mA

Battery Charging

N/A Precision voltage controlled, including automatic rapid recharge after drain.

Surge Protection

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


Indoor Enclosure

N/A Rugged Metal


N/A 8 lbs3.6 kg


N/A 11 7/8 in.


N/A 9 in.


N/A 5 in.

Mounting Centers

N/A 11 3/8" vertical x 6" horizontal


Temperature Range

N/A 20 to 130 ºF


N/A 0 to 95%, Non-condensing


N/A Dialing Methods: Selectable TouchTone or pulse dialing
Total Destinations: Up to 96 different numbers; each up to 255 digits long
Destination Types: Traditional voice phone, numeric and alphanumeric pagers, faxes, e-mail, data log collection stations, RACO Central Station, and PA Systems
Alarm Acknowledgement: TouchTone key, by calling back, or Alarmware
Speakerphone: Built-in for two-way on-site calling
PBX Delays: Programmable in increments of 1 second
Compatibility: Compatible with most cellular telephone systems
FCC Registration: Part 68, "Ringer Equivalence": 0.3A


N/A 4 MB Memory: 4 MB Memory upgrade for the following models: C10-S-020-1450 and C1S-S-020-1450
NEMA 4X Enclosure : Fiberglass NEMA 4X enclosure, water tight/dust tight with locking HASP
Serial Printer Cable: 6' Catalyst® to serial printer cable
Modbus Cable: 6' Catalyst® to Modbus cable
Alarmware Cable: 6' Catalyst® to computer cable
Cellularm: Cellularm cellular telephone communications system for the Catalyst®. Includes cellular telephone, 12 hour standby battery, "Rubber Ducky" antenna, and a NEMA 4X enclosure that houses all the above components
Power Supply: UL approved, CSA/UL approved
Environmental: Heater with thermostat control

Data Logging with Immediate Access

N/A Now you can perform data logging and get an immediate report-without going to the site.

RACO's Catalyst® monitors up to 256 points to provide extensive data and event logging capabilities. Featuring up to five megabytes of on-board memory, the system can monitor data samples, alarms, channel state changes, and configuration changes.
At any time, you can obtain the status of level and temperature indicators, flow meters, switches, annunciator panels, motors, pumps, compressors, PLCs, SCADA systems, and other devices.

Constant Communication Using Any Source

N/A Download a status report today…be alerted of alarm conditions…change a parameter…any time, using virtually any communications source.
With Catalyst®, you're always in touch-via phone, fax, e-mail, voice mail, pager, or cellular networks. For general or keyword- selectable information, contact Catalyst®. One of your pumps is down. Catalyst® contacts up to 96 user destinations, communicating the alarm location and status in a voice message. Or Catalyst® can report the condition to a central computer.

Versatile Inputs and Interfaces

N/A Catalyst® features 4 standard internal inputs that are easily configured to sense digital or analog signals, and 56 remote channel inputs that are expandable to 256.

The system interfaces with any PLC, or with any other device using Modicon’s Modbus protocol, using only RS232 communications.

Easy Programming and Upgradeability

N/A Catalyst® is easily programmed- even from remote locations-with a free download of RACO Alarmware® This software allows users to quickly set up all monitoring, reporting, and control functions. A PIN-based security system safeguards all settings. Upgrades are simply downloaded and may be accessed from the Internet, so you can get the most current functionality and features without ever having to remove the unit from service.

View PDF Specifications


N/A Dialer Specification - Catalyst

View PDF Sample Fax Reports

View PDF Third Party


Power / Telephone Line Conditioners

N/A , 120VAC Power Conditioner ($146.00)
, Analog Telephone Line Surge Protector ($146.00)

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