TWIG Protector Ex - Specifications

Compatibility and communication

Communicates with all systems using MPTP (Mobile Phone Telematics Protocol) both SMS and GPRS. Tracking and alert messages include information on GPS / TWIG Beacon locating devices, speed, heading and battery charge.

Provisioning and security

  • Remote or local configuration
  • Authorisation of remote and local access
  • NOTE! Programming allowed only with TWIG Ex USB cable of device type FME92EU.


  • Dimensions: 18 mm x 45 mm x 94 mm
  • Weight: 114 g including battery
  • Waterproof (IP67) and shock resistant

Key telematics functionality

  • Manual alert through SOS key
  • ManDown++ alarm with four automatic alert triggers: device orientation and non-movement, free fall and impact
  • Amber alert (timer alert, local + server based)
  • Two-way 3G/GSM voice with speaker
  • Device and user status messages
  • Interactive on-screen messages
  • GPS / TWIG Beacon SRD tracking*
  • Geofence

ATEX/IECEx approved

  • II 2 G Ex ib IIC T4 Gb
  • II 2 D Ex ib IIIC T130°C Db
  • VTT 16 ATEX 040X / IECEx VTT 16.0009X

Key technical features

  • Quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • 5-band 3G (800/850/900/1900/2100 MHz)
  • Built-in GSM, SRD and GPS antennas
  • Operating temperature -20°C.. +40°C
  • Alert tones
  • Vibrating alert

Operating time

    • Rechargeable 1300 mAh Li-ion battery
    • Typical operating times, GPS/GPRS reporting**
    • 7 days (1 GPS report / hr)
    • 4 days (1 GPS report / 10 min)
    • 24 hours (1 GPS report / min)
    • 8 hours (1 GPS report / 5 sec)
    • Up to 25 days (GSM standby only)

    Recharging time*** < 4 hrs for 95 %

    NOTE! Charging allowed only with TWIG Ex charger of device type CME92EU (or with USB cable FME92EU).


  • High performance 48-channel receiver
  • Multi constellation GNSS receiver (GPS, Glonass, Galileo and BeiDou)
  • Time to first fix: Hot start 1 s; cold start < 35 s
  • Extended ephemeris on-board generation
  • Motion based GPS control
  • AGPS via TWIG Point Services

Display and keys

  • Dedicated ergonomic SOS key
  • Backlit LCD display with guiding symbols
  • Pre-programmable quick dial / status keys
  • Answer
  • Power On / Off / End call

Sales package content:

  • TWIG Protector Ex personal alarm device with integral battery
  • TWIG Ex USB cable and TWIG Ex charger with adapter of choice (EU/UK/AU)
  • User and safety documents

Optional device features

  • SRD (short range device) compatibility*


TWIG ATEX SRD devices:

    • TWIG Beacon Ex SRD locating device*

Non-ATEX SRD devices

  • TWIG Beacon SRD locating device*
  • TWIG Tag SRD RF identifier*
  • TWIG Button SRD wireless alarm*

Software and resources

  • TWIG Configurator PC app
  • TWIG FirmwareLoader PC app
  • TWIG WebFinder monitoring SaaS
  • TWIG Integrator Kit for ARC integration

TWIG Point Services

  • Remote Configurator: turn-key service to manage all device settings over the air
  • Netloc: turn-key cellular location service
  • AGPS: turn-key service to speed up GPS

Product images are indicative only. Twig Com reserves right to change all information without prior notice. Communication is only possible within mobile network coverage.

*Optional device feature.

**Operating times may vary substantially depending on environment and device settings.

***Charging only above 0°C and below 40°C.

****Requires appropriate central station implementation.