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Battery Powered GPS Tracker + Bluetooth for Non-Powered Assets

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The next generation Remora is here - supercharged and more powerful than ever.

The Remora2 is an IP67 rated, rugged 4G Cat-M1/Nb-IoT GPS device designed for tracking non-powered assets where super-long battery life is required without sacrificing the frequency of updates and accuracy performance.

Convenient mounting holes make it easy to mount the Remora in the corrugation for container tracking, or conceal on the underside of a trailer.

The Remora2 is powered by 2 x D Cell Lithium Thionyl Chloride (LTC) batteries for super long battery life. LTC batteries also offer continued operation in extreme temperatures.

The Remora 2 is PACKED with technology and features to provide superior tracking performance.
 
  • Up to 10 years of battery life at once daily GPS location and 5 years once hourly
  • IP67 Rugged weather-proof housing
  • Bluetooth® v5
  • Battery Meter
  • Magnetic Tamper detect
  • Easy installation
Rugged & Weatherproof

Rugged & Weatherproof

Super-Long Battery Life

Super-Long Battery Life

Bluetooth Gateway

Bluetooth Gateway

High Performance

High Performance

Movement-based tracking technology

  • The Remora2 features a 3D Accelerometer used for Smart Adaptive Tracking algorithms.
  • The Remora2 “sleeps” in an extremely low power state until woken by the accelerometer. Once woken, it checks for GPS and log position updates.
  • Benefits of this technology include: Substantially increased battery life, enhanced positioning accuracy, optimised data use and data collection, timely movement alerts, and much more.

WEATHERPROOF & RUGGED HOUSING

  • Waterproof and dust resistant IP67 rated housing ensures device can withstand fine dust, high pressure spray, submersion for 30 mins in 1 metre of water, and extreme temperatures.
  • Engineered with UV resistant polycarbonate and new ultra-rugged nylon glass available for superior strength.
  • Magnetic Anti-Tamper Detect + Easy installation with multiple fastening options for magnets, screws, bolts, cable ties, or rivets.
 
Remora2 Housing

Bluetooth® 5.0 Gateway

  • The Remora2 features concurrent GPS/GLONASS and Bluetooth 5.0, enabling local communication with other tagged assets.
  • The Remora2 can be mounted or wired into high-value assets, or concealed on a work site.
  • Bluetooth Tags are then placed on lower-valued assets, like pallets, stocks and tools.
  • The gateway device reports a collection of information about the tag and sends to Telematics Guru or third-party tracking platforms.
 
Remora2 Bluetooth Gateway

TRACK & monitor remotely

Device management is simple with our OTA Device Management Server and Telematics Guru Tracking Software.

Remotely monitor all of your assets in one place, on desktop or via our mobile app. The Remora2's Coulomb Counter also enables Accurate Battery Life Predictions and Alerts.

Already have tracking software or an ERP? Our devices also integrate with existing platforms.
 
  • Mechanical Specifications

    Low-profile IP67 rugged housing

    The IP67 rated housing is made of sturdy ABS/Polycarbonate plastic to survive bumps, knocks and to many years in the sun and weather.


    Dimensions

    L 224 X W 91 x H 41 mm

    Operating Tempreature

    -20°C to +60°C1
    1 Temp spec is for the board and housing. Be sure to check the temperature tolerance of your batteries.

    Power

    Input Voltage

    Max input voltage 16V, no reverse input protection

    LTC Batteries

    The Remora 2 requires Lithium Thionyl Chloride (LTC) batteries. These offer high capacity, extended temperature tolerance and an extremely low self-discharge rate for the optimal performance in tracking applications.

    2 x D Cell LTC batteries

    Connectivity

    SIM Size

    Nano (4FF) Size Cellular SIM Card

    2G or 4G M1/NB1

    The device is supplied with either a 2G or 4G Cat-M1/Nb-IoT modem for operation on various global networks.
     

    2G Modem

    2G: SARA-G350-02S-01
    850/900/1800/1900 MHz
     

    4G Modem

    uBlox SARA-R410M Modem operates on all major global LTE-Cat-M1 and NB-IoT bands. These new low-power networks are specifically designed for IoT applications, providing great battery life.

    Supported LTE bands:
    1*, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26*, 28 (*roaming bands)

    GPS Tracking

    GPS and Cellular Antenna

    Internal GPS and cellular antennas tuned by RF laboratories for optimal performance.

    GPS/GLONASS tracking

    UBLOX EVA-M8
    Concurrent GPS and GLONASS tracking
    72 channel high sensitivity receiver
    -167dBM industry leading tracking performance

    AssistNow Offline

    AssistNow Offline aiding data for extremely fast time-to-first-fix and performance in urban canyon environments

    Low Noise GPS Amplifier (LNA)

    GPS signals are boosted by a special low-noise amplifier (LNA). This allows operation where normal units will fail to receive GPS signal – like in a container stack!

    Other

    Bluetooth v5

    The Remora 2 is equipped with a Bluetooth v5 module, enabling it to communicate with Bluetooth tags.
    Such tags can be placed on low-value assets to provide their position when in range of the Remora 2.

    Internal Memory

    Sufficient memory to store over 50,000 records. Normally data is sent to the server immediately but if the device is out of range there is space to ensure no data is lost.


    3-axis accelerometer

    The 3-axis accelerometer allows the Remora 2 to ‘sleep’ in an ultra-low power state yet still wakeup when movement occurs.
    The accelerometer can also be used to detect extreme G-Force events such as an accident or abuse of the asset, for example dropping a container


    Magnetic Tamper Detect

    Optional magnetic wireless tamper switch detects when the device has been removed from the asset.

    Battery Meter

    A coulomb counter acts as a ‘battery meter’, tracking the energy consumption of the Remora 2. This enables an accurate battery percentage to be reported.
    The battery meter also allows accurate battery life predictions. Simply deploy the Remora 2 in your application with the desired settings. The energy usage will be reported, enabling you to extrapolate to determine the battery life time.
  • Firmware Smarts


    OTA Configuration

    The Remora 2 can be remotely configured and updated OTA (over the air). Device management is performed from Digital Matter’s OEM Server device management platform.


    Recovery Mode

    The Remora 2 can be remotely switched into Recovery Mode which switches the device to live tracking and reporting – so that you can get your asset back!


    G-Force Events

    The Remora 2 can detect harsh G-force events (like assets being dropped or involved in accidents) and report these to the server.

    Geo-Fences

    The Remora 2 has the capacity to hold hundreds of geo-fences that can be downloaded to it from the server and updated Over-The-Air. This allows the Remora 2 to use this geo-fence information to implement geo-fence based alerting on the device, or use alternate logging parameters when inside a geo-fence.

    Adaptive Tracking

    The Remora 2 can be set to use Adaptive-Tracking technology where the accelerometer and GPS data are used to intelligently work out if it is moving and to send frequent updates, and to scale the update rate down to once per day if the asset is stationary - to preserve battery life.

    Performance Monitoring

    Track how the Remora 2 is using its power with intelligent performance counters. Monitor wakeups, GPS fixes, uploads and more to understand exactly what the device is doing.

    AES-256 Security

    The Remora 2 uses bank-level AES-256 device authentication and data encryption to ensure that your data is kept private and secure

    Text Message Set Up

    APN and server details can be set via SMS
     
  • Documentation and Support Articles

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    Get all the latest documents and support information on our online knowledge base.

    Documents and Product Support

  • Device Management – OEM Server


    All Digital Matter devices are fully managed Over-The-Air (OTA) via our OEM Server web interface. The OEM Server seamlessly manages:

    • Device firmware – firmware updates can be done remotely
    • Network (administrator) parameters relating to critical communications
    • System parameters, including GPS parameters, IO configuration, logging options and general device behaviour settings
    • GPS AssistNow Offline aiding data files
    • Remote debugging of devices, including being able to trace data, view detailed debug message logs, and view a live trace of the server debug messages
    • Remote disconnect and reboot of devices
    • Driver list downloads to devices – this allows for the Driver Identification on the device to check if the RFID tag / username / PIN is valid, and for specific drivers to be allowed to drive / operate particular vehicles, for example based on licences or permits.
    • Geo-fence syncing with the devices – this allows the device to do advanced in-cab alerting and monitoring such as geo-fence arrival and departure, speed limit alerting, dangerous intersection warnings, turn on warning lights inside a geo-fence, and disable communications inside intrinsically safe zones such as gas plants.
    • Provides a command and message queueing platform to the devices and is incorporated into the remote management and debugging applications
     

    Data Connectors


    The OEM Server provides Data Connectors that forward data records on to the software platform of your choice, including Digital Matter’s own Telematics Guru platform.

    For more information on the OEM Server, click here

    If you would like to integrate the Remora 2 into a software system then please contact Digital Matter for more information on our integration protocols.
     

    Direct to 3rd Party Server Communication


    The Remora 2 supports direct communication with a 3rd Party Server. Data can be sent directly to the server from the device, bypassing OEM server.

    Configuration can be done by either periodically checking in to OEM, or from the 3rd Party Server via async messages (downlinks) being sent to the device.
    Contact DM for further information.