We all have phones and we can create apps too. This makes a Arduino a bit isolated without connectivity.
Using some of these Shields you can gift Smartphone Power to your Arduino. Create a Home Automation System with a Smartphone App control. An interactive Robot with SMS. Create a Process Automation System with SMS Alerts too.
Connect to high speed WCDMA and HSPA cellular networks. Make web interactive project like the “Internet of Things”. The module counts also with an internal GPS what enables the location of the device outdoors and indoors.
- HTTP and HTTPS (secure mode) navigation, download, upload to web server.
- FTP and FTPS (secure mode) protocols are also available.
- Send and receive mails from Arduino using the SMTP and POP3 clients.
The Arduino GSM Shield connects your Arduino to the internet using the GPRS wireless network. Just plug this module onto your Arduino board, plug in a SIM card from an operator offering GPRS coverage and follow a few simple instructions to start controlling your world through the internet. You can also make/receive voice calls (you will need an external speaker and microphone circuit) and send/receive SMS messages.
The GPRS Shield is compatible with all boards which have the same form factor (and pinout) as a standard Arduino Board. The GPRS Shield is configured and controlled via its UART using simple AT commands. Based on the SIM900 module from SIMCOM, the GPRS Shield is like a cell phone. Besides the communications features, the GPRS Shield has 12 GPIOs, 2 PWMs and an ADC.