The system can monitor up to 11 discrete digital input devices, including:
- Door and hood sensors
- Interior volume detector
- Shock sensors
- Oil pressure sensor
- Motion sensors
- Collision impact sensor
- Tilt sensors
- Panic button
- Odometer pulses counter
- Volume sensor
- Ignition switch sensor
- 3 analog inputs such as main battery, backup power source status and additional input for general purpose.
Input options are fully configurable and can be enabled remotely OTA (over-the-air) from the central control. When any of the configured inputs are triggered, the system immediately enters into emergency mode.
The unit can operate 10 discrete outputs:
- 2 global purpose open collector outputs (up to 500 mAmp)
- 3 global purpose protected open collector outputs (up to 500 mAmp)
- 1 PWM protected open collector output (optimized for gradual motor arrest relay connection)
- 1Amp output (optimized for siren connection);
- Pair of 8 Amp outputs (optimized for blinkers control);
- 15 Amp output (optimized for stop lights control).
Output options are fully programmable and can be remotely OTA (over the air) activated from central control.
Gradual motor arrest - This unique feature allows the operator to send a remote command to gradually decelerate the vehicle, until it reaches full stop. Thus, when a stolen vehicle is in motion, this feature allows a safe, gradual stop, rather than an abrupt stop that could cause an accident. The function can be activated automatically per unauthorized driver detection.
Owner identification options:
The unit integrates the following list of owner identification options
- 433 MHz remote controller
- Integrable with the vehicle's “comfort system”
- Wired keyboard
- Dallas button
Tow detection - If the unit detects that the vehicle is moving while ignition is off, it will immediately send a tow detection alert to control center.
Triple communication methods - The unit includes an internal GSM/GPRS modem, providing IP over GPRS communication between the unit and the control center. In case GPRS coverage is unreliable or absent, communication shifts to SMS or CSD. All communication options are fully configurable, with separate controls for home-network and roaming scenarios.
GPS sensor - A 12-channel GPS sensor is integrated with the antenna for improved reception sensitivity, ensuring efficient and accurate vehicle location. The GPS sensor is connected to the unit via a serial port, ensuring improved covert installation.
OTA (over-the-air) programming - All the unit’s options are fully configurable through communication with the control center. For example, operators or users can remotely select what type of events will be logged, change transmission intervals, enable or disable sensors and much more.
OTA (over-the-air) firmware upgrade - The firmware of the unit can be upgraded over the air if required, as well as over RS232 port.
Data terminal and hands-free compatible - The unit is capable of forwarding data from its serial port to the remote application or cellular phone, and vice versa. This allows messaging between the operator and the driver, using a PDA or a data terminal such as the MDT.
The unit is also equipped with a hands-free audio interface. An optional hands-free kit is available for voice communication with the driver.
NMEA data output - The 370-50 unit doubles as a GPS-NMEA source for your navigation system, lowering TCO by making an additional GPS unnecessary.
Driver behavior analysis - the unit is capable of detecting sudden speed or course changes, configurable separately in four speed-ranges.When such an event occurs, the unit can create an event or series of events as frequent as 1 per second.
Driver identification - each driver is equipped with an individual programmable Dallas key, enabling driver identification and full driver activity logging in the control center database.
Real-time tracking - for continuous tracking of the vehicle, the system transmits constant location and status information to the control center at predefined elapsed time or driving distance intervals.
Real-time alerts - in the event that any of the vehicle’s security inputs are activated, the unit immediately transmits a real time alert to the control center. Each alert transmission includes detailed location information, transmission reason, I/O status and power voltage indication (main and back-up).
Status request - at any time, the operator can request an immediate status and location report from the unit.
Online event reporting - When GPRS coverage is available, the unit can continuously transmit vehicle status events at user-defined intervals. Each transmission includes transmission reason (event type), vehicle ID, driver ID, time stamp, detailed location information, speed, heading, accumulated mileage, I/O status, battery voltage, and mores.
Event types - Event types include ignition on/off, overspeed start/end, idle speed, elapsed time, elapsed driving distance, distress button activation, navigation start/stop, input sensor activation (such as door opened) and more. All event types can be remotely (OTA) or locally configured.
Idle transmission - when the vehicle is idle for extended time periods, the system can be configured to transmit a status message at predefined time intervals, for a keep-alive check.
Log Memory - When cellular coverage is unreliable or absent, the unit’s non-volatile memory can store up to 2256 complete time stamped events. This data is immediately transmitted once coverage is resumed. Logged events are stored for an unlimited duration, even in case of failure of both primary and back-up power sources.
Geo Fence/ Waypoints support - In case the vehicle violates a designated perimeter or enters a predefined prohibited zone, or if it deviates from a fixed route within a preset timeframe, an immediate alert is triggered. These features offer substantial reduction of communication costs, by allowing a lower resolution of transmissions. Options are OTA configurable.
Navigation - The unit provides GPS location output, which can be connected to an in-car navigation device, or a PDA. Such devices can also be used for exchanging text messages with central control.
External Device option - External devices such as a terminal, vehicle computer, built-in intelligent alarm system, etc. can be connected to the unit via its serial data interface (standard RS232, 9,600 BPS).