2022 Hardware Roadmap: Next-Generation OBDII & Wired Devices (Cellular)

Digital Matter

We’ve been busy working on the next-generation versions of our OBDII and Wired tracking devices, and we’re excited to share our 2022 Hardware Roadmap – Next-Generation Wired Devices (Cellular).

In addition to offering the largest portfolio of battery-powered asset tracking devices, we also offer plug-and-play and wired devices for traditional fleet management, vehicle, and heavy equipment tracking applications.

Watch our video below to learn more about the next-gen versions of these devices. We encourage you to forecast your requirements for 2022 and to place orders early with your local Digital Matter office.

 

 

Next-Generation Design Considerations

 

Availability – Design for availability with large quantities of components ordered and confirmed.
Performance – Focus on performance and reliability to continuously outperform
Innovation – Evolutionary updates to components and hardware features

Improved LTE-M/NB-IoT Modem Options

  • Excellent support for LTE-M (Cat-M1) and NB-IoT
  • Seamlessly switch between LTE-M and NB-IoT networks
  • Great roaming across Europe
  • New networks rolling out every month
  • Reduce data usage and ongoing costs
  • Lower energy usage means backup battery on devices lasts longer  – Viable for installation where power may not be constant – trailer tracking

Enhanced Cell Tower Location

  • Cell Tower ID and neighbouring cell timing data for location – can be used for fallback location if GNSS fails to get a fix (basement, container etc)

 

New Devices

 

Bolt2LTE-M (Cat-M1) / NB-IoT
Plug-and-play OBDII GPS vehicle tracking device now with backup battery
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  • Addition of the internal rechargeable back-up battery – Great to be notified if device is unplugged or tampered with
  • Larger GNSS antenna and ground plane plus other improvements give fantastic GNSS performance for even better tracking in difficult situations like basements, urban canyon, forests etc
  • New – Cell tower timing data for location fallback

 

Dart32G and LTE-M (Cat-M1) / NB-IoT versions
Robust and affordable wired GPS tracking device with I/O’s, immobilization, driver ID, driver behavior monitoring
View Tech Specs

  •  New – Added an analogue input
  •  New – Added an additional digital input
  •  New – Added extra Driver ID support for Wiegand
  •  New – Cell tower timing data for location fallback

 

G702G and LTE-M (Cat-M1) / NB-IoT versions
IP67 rated and robust wired GPS tracking device with I/O’s, immobilization, driver ID, driver behavior monitoring
View Tech Specs

  • New – Added an analogue input
  • New – Added an additional digital input
  • New – Added extra Driver ID support for Wiegand and RFID
  • New – Cell tower timing data for location fallback

 

Device Comparison

 

  Angle view of Bolt OBD Tracking Device Angle view of Dart2 GPS Fleet Tracker G62 Top G120 Bluetooth and RS-232 GPS tracking device
Device Bolt2
View Tech Specs
Dart3
View Tech Specs
G70
View Tech Specs
G120
View Tech Specs
Connectivity LTE-M/NB-IoT 2G or LTE-M/NB-IoT 2G or LTE-M/NB-IoT 2G or LTE-M/NB-IoT
Bluetooth® Bluetooth 5.0 Gateway
Housing Rating IP67
Installation OBDII Wired / optional OBDII or cigarette lighter power harness Wired Wired
Internal Backup Battery 200mA LiPo (NEW) 2G – 1100mA LiPo
LTE-M / NB-IoT – 200mA LiPo
1100mA LiPo 1100mA LiPo
Driver Behavior Monitoring Yes Yes Yes Yes
Driver ID Options Yes Yes Yes
Ignition Digital Input Yes Yes Yes
Analog Inputs 1 (NEW) 1 (NEW) 1
Digital Inputs 3 (ADDITIONAL INPUT ADDED) 3 (ADDITIONAL INPUT ADDED) 6
Switched Ground Digital Output 1 1 2
Switched Power Out 1 1
Other RS232, Optional Iridium Satellite

View and download the full comparison table here

 

End of Production

* Bolt (V1)
* Dart2
* G62
*Devices will still be supported

Contact us today to learn more about our vehicle and heavy equipment tracking solutions!

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