TE-510A Alphanumeric Transmitter

Compact desktop transmitter for in-house paging with full alphanumeric, numeric, and “alert-only” messaging

  • Compose messages on-the-fly or choose from 99 customizable canned messages
  • Full external keyboard

Product Description

The new Apollo TE510A series of alphanumeric transmitters offers the same overall features as the original TE210A, but with a more durable housing and a soft rubberized keypad with bright white keys for improved visibility. The TE510A Plus adds a wider operating range, available in UHF only. A single TE510A Plus will cover all frequencies in the UHF band.

The TE510A Plus WB provides full alphanumeric in-house paging via an easy-to-operate desktop unit with a full external keyboard. It features a rugged, compact design, about half the size of a small laptop computer. Paging is as easy as inputting a pager number, entering an optional message, and pressing “send.”

The TE510A series supports full alphanumeric, numeric, and “alert-only” paging (aka “call-only” or “tone-only” paging with no written message). When paging numeric and alphanumeric pagers, users can compose messages on-the-fly or choose from 99 custom programmed canned messages.

Because it adheres to standard paging protocols, the TE510A is compatible with virtually any POCSAG pager, including all Apollo alphanumerics, numerics, LED signs, desktop pagers, and simplified staff and guest call pagers, from traditional clip on pagers to coasters, disks, and paddles. This makes the TE510A suitable for any new in-house paging system, or for an existing fleet of pagers, regardless of type.

Other features include:

  • Support for up to 899 pagers;
  • Powerful 1 watt output (roughly equivalent to 1/2 mile coverage in unobstructed open space), for more than ample coverage in typical indoor applications (may also be paired with an Apollo repeater or amplifier where additional coverage is needed);
  • An RJ45/8P8C “dry contact” input jack for custom wiring of up to 7 external devices such as door and window sensors. When a sensor or similar external device is tripped, the TE510A can automatically page a corresponding pager with a custom “alarm” message. The status of external devices can also be checked at any time, making the TE510A a unique tool for facilities monitoring or other custom applications;
  • External control via the onboard RS-232 port, for controlling a TE210A from external paging software or hardware using a wide variety of industry-standard paging control protocols.

The TE510A brings affordable in-house paging — with no recurring costs — to a wide range of industries and applications, including:

  • Any service desk;
  • Healthcare facilities (hospitals, doctors offices, care homes, patient or resident common areas and waiting areas);
  • Schools, colleges, and universities;
  • Restaurants, lounges, bars, and coffee shops;
  • Hotels, resorts, and casinos;
  • Large residential complexes
  • Warehouses, loading docks, shipping and storage yards;
  • Shopping malls;
  • Automotive dealers and service centers.

When ordering, choose any model with an operating range that includes your intended paging frequency.


Paging Protocol / Format POCSAG
Transmitter Form Factor Compact desktop / wall mount
Transmitter Paging Methods / Message Types Full alphanumeric paging (compose messages on the fly), Full numeric paging (compose messages on the fly), Canned alphanumeric paging (custom preprogrammed messages), Canned numeric paging (custom preprogrammed messages), “Alert-Only” / “Call-Only” paging (alerts pager without a written message)
Number of Pagers / Capcodes Supported Up to 899 pagers
Pager Baud / Bit Rates (bps) 512 / 1200 / 2400 (programmable)
Onboard Keypad Full numeric keypad with 15 soft rubberized keys, bright white (10 numeric, 5 multifunction)
External Keyboard Full alphanumeric external keyboard included
LCD Display Holographically-enhanced LCD, approximately 2-1/4″ x 3/4″ (57 x 19mm); 4 lines / 84 characters; full alphanumeric display; blue backlight
LED Indicators 1 LED lamp (illuminates during transmission)
Indicator Sounds Keypad beep (enable or disable); action confirmation beep (enable or disable)
Language Selection English prompts and menus
Connections Power adapter input; BNC antenna input; external keyboard input (standard PS/2 6-pin mini-DIN); RS-232 serial port for PC programming or external control (standard 8-pin mini-DIN female); dry contact input (RJ45-style/8P8C)
External Antenna BNC antenna included
Power Supply Standard “wall wart” power adapter
Hand Programming Features All transmitter features programmable directly from the transmitter without a PC
Message Management Features On-the-fly alphanumeric and numeric messages with no character limit; 99 canned messages, each configurable for message/pager type (alphanumeric, numeric, or “alert-only”) with up to 60 characters per message;
Date & Time Features Programmable time display on homescreen (12-hour format)
Housing Material Heavy duty ABS plastic, top and bottom, with rubberized feet
Color Black
Special Ratings & Certifications No
Additional Features User-friendly navigation with English text and icons for menus and prompts; “dry contact” input jack for triggering an “alarm” page from up 7 custom-wired external devices such as door and window sensors (device status can also be checked at any time); heartbeat and range test modes to transmit test signals at specified intervals (can be used to trigger out-of-range alerts on pagers when heartbeat transmissions are not received)
Available Frequency Bands UHF
Bandwidth Options Operates wideband only (25 kHz efficiency)
Output Power 1 watt
Transmitter External Control Supported via onboard RS-232 port (using external paging software or hardware)
Transmitter External Paging Control Protocols Apollo GACOMP2, Apollo GATAP, COMP1, COMP2, Ipage2 Personal Edition, POCSAG Numeric, POCSAG Text, Programming, SCOPE, WaveWare Paging System TAP
Package Contents Transmitter; BNC antenna; power adapter; external keyboard; RS-232 serial programming cable (male 8-pin mini-DIN to female DE9/DB9)
Warranty 1 year parts and labor

Optional: 3 year extended warranty (2 additional years); 5 year extended warranty (4 additional years)

Common Applications / Industries Automotive Dealers & Service Centers, Construction, Dispatch Centers, Facilities Maintenance & Engineering, Guest & Patient Calling, Healthcare (Hospitals, Doctors Offices, Care Homes), Hotels / Resorts / Casinos, Lobbies & Waiting Rooms, Residential Complexes, Schools / Colleges / Universities, Shipping & Storage Yards / Loading Docks, Shopping Malls, Supervisor Offices, Warehouses

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