The MK9s Carephone ™ Dialer


  • Convenient table top or under phone mounting (size: 265 x 185x 50mm).
  • Variety of portable pendants, watches, and fixed trigger devices available.
  • Quick and easy installation does not require any field programming.
  • Calls are made to an alarm monitoring centre or to direct responders, or both.
  • Voice announcements to user and/or direct responders (optional).
  • Can be used to answer and hang-up a telephone call using the pendant (optional).
  • Can be supplied with customer branding and customer designed front panel label.
  • High quality, easy to clean construction. Splash-proof on top surface of dialer – no water ingress around switches and loudspeaker.
  • Recessed power ON/OFF switch on rear panel avoids accidental operation.
  • Watchdog circuit continuously checks for correct operation and blinks green light on front panel if all-OK.
  • High quality, long life nickel metal hydride battery gives 70 hour (approx) backup in case of mains power failure.

Voice Functions

  • Loud and clear audio from speaker.
  • High microphone sensitivity so monitoring center operator can hear when the user is some distance away.
  • High performance speakerphone with high microphone sensitivity. (simplex switched direction/PTT or half duplex hands-free operation).
  • Speaker volume can be adjusted remotely from the alarm monitoring center.

Alarm Condition Reporting

  • Mains power fail, telecom line fault, low dialer battery, faulty dialer battery and low pendant battery all reported to service provider and indicated by colour coded alarm lights to user.
  • Mains power fail only reported to direct responders during daylight hours.

Reminder Functions

  • Real time clock and calendar with daylight saving table and leap year adjustment provides accurately timed reminder functions (optional).
  • Pendant test reminder function (optional).
  • Daily “I’m OK” activity reminder function (optional).

Activity History Log

  • Downloadable log holding up to 500 date and time stamped events, including: the activated trigger device; the progress of calls; mains power failure events; telecom line failure events; and other technical records.

Customer Configuration (CONFIG)

  • The alarm personality is held in a CONFIG file which can be remotely reprogrammed from any telephone, or from the Alarm Monitoring Centre during the voice part of a call, or by using a simple USB programming tool.

Remote programming functions include:

  • Alarm ID number, alarm call Phone numbers, alarm data format – Ademco FF or Contact-ID, (other alarm formats available on request), auto-report and auto test call functions, pre-alarm volume and duration, speech volumes, line-hold or ring-back voice mode operation, reminder functions and other technical adjustments.

Network Connection

  • Mode-3 or Mode-5 telephone line connection ensures correct operation when a telephone is left off hook or in use, (when correctly wired).
  • Provided with a 611 adaptor plug and an RG-11 rear panel socket for connecting telephones with old Australian or new style line connections.
  • Telephone line faults flash blue light on alarm.
  • Blue light on alarm can also be used to check the mode connection status of extension phones.
  • Alarm calling is sequence designed to overcome temporary network congestion.
  • Suitable for connection to the Australian and New Zealand Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), telephone services provided over high Quality of Service (QoS) HFC cable networks, correctly configured National Broadband Network customer equipment, high QoS VoIP networks.
  • 3500V AC RMS line side voltage isolation on telecom and mains power connections.
  • Transient (lightening) protection on telecom port discharges to mains protective earth (optional).

Connection to Other Equipment

  • RS485 port provided on rear panel for workshop/field programming and connection of ancillary devices (such as remote receivers used to extend the radio range in aged-care facilities).
  • One hardwired input trigger (n/o).
  • One hardwired output (o/c) for driving an external siren or an electric door latch on a command sent from the Monitoring Centre (o/c).

Standards and Regulation

  • Meets, and in many cases far exceeds, the requirements of Australian Standard AS4607:1999. For detailed information on Standards compliance contact VCi.
  • Complies with all Australian and New Zealand requirements for equipment connected to the Public Switched Telephone Network.
  • Complies with all Australian and New Zealand radio communications requirements.