Triple communications 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, the communications shift to SMS or CSD. All communications options are fully configurable with separate controls for home-network and roaming scenarios.
GPS sensor - A 20-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.
CAN bus interface - An industry-standard CAN bus interface (with fault-tolerant and high-speed buses support). A unique programming controls allow to adapt to any vehicle equipped with CAN, J1939 or FMS, and “listen-in” on any kind of data or sensors. The Compact CAN provides triggers, to alert when events occur (engine overheating, worn brakes, etc).
Garmin Integration - The Compact Fleet units are integrating with Garmin in-car satellite navigation systems (hereafter, the client) to deliver enhanced driver-side communication capabilities. The integration will allow a central control system to communicate with vehicles via Cellocator and deliver messages to the navigation system's screen connected to it.
OTA (over-the-air) Programming - All of the unit’s options are fully configurable through communicating with the control center. For example, operators or users can remotely select the type of events to be logged, can change transmission intervals, enable or disable sensors and much more.
OTA (over-the-air) Firmware Upgrade - The unit's firmware 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 communications with the driver.
NMEA data output - The Compact CAN unit doubles as a GPS-NMEA source to your navigation system, lowering TCO by making an additional GPS irrelevant.
Covert installation -The unit's small size allows it to be installed inside the vehicle and thus avoid being discovered and tampered.
Multiple input options -
The system can monitor up to 4 discrete digital input devices, including:
• Distress button
• Door or hood sensors
• Tilt sensors
• Ignition switch sensor
• Oil pressure or water temperature sensor
• Collision impact sensor
• Two analog inputs such as main battery and backup power source status.
The unit can be also supplied with an additional general purpose 8 bits analog input instead of one of the digital inputs.
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 an emergency mode.
Multiple output options - The unit can operate 5 discrete open-collector outputs of up to 500mA each, controlling:
• Vehicle immobilizer
• Gradual motor arrest
Output functions are fully programmable and can be remotely activated from the central control.
Gradual motor arrest - This unique feature allows the operator to send a remote command to gradually decelerate the vehicle until it comes to a full stop. Thus, when a stolen vehicle is in motion, a safe, gradual stop is being performed, rather than an abrupt stop that could cause an accident.
Tow detection - If the unit detects that the vehicle is moving while the ignition is off, it will immediately send a tow detection alert to the control center.
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, over speed 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 a substantial reduction of communication costs by enabling a lower resolution of transmissions. Options are OTA configurable.
Low current consumption - The unit’s exceptionally low current consumption (1m Amp in hibernation mode) extends battery life and significantly expands its operation span.
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).