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Battery Powered, 4G Cat-M1/Nb-IoT GPS tracker with Bluetooth

Coming soon - Stock expected March 2019

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The Remora, redesigned and supercharged!

The Remora 2 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.

The Remora 2 will come in two variants

  • Remora 2C - uses 2 x C-Cell LTC Batteries
  • Remora 2D - uses 2 x D-Cell LTC Batteries
Both utilise the same Remora 2 circuit-board, but are fitted in different housings with the relevant sized battery pack, giving you the option to choose the form factor and battery capacity to suit your requirements. 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 Remora 2 is PACKED with technology and features to provide superior tracking performance.
 
  • Up to 10 years once hourly GPS location!
  • IP67 Rugged weather-proof housing
  • Bluetooth v5
  • Battery Meter
  • Magnetic Tamper detect
  • Easy installation
Click through below to find out why the Remora 2 is such a versatile product!

4G Cat-M1/Nb-IoT Modem

The Remora 2's 4G modem is compatible with both Cat-M1 and Nb-IoT networks - enabling great new benefits. Traditional cellular network specifications (like 4G LTE Cat 9/12) are designed to provide high speeds and bandwith - to enable smartphone users to stream videos and facilitate other data-intensive activities.

IoT devices don't need this type of bandwidth and are typically trying to solve other problems. These IoT devices require
  • Small data messages typically at low data rates
  • Long Range
  • Low power to allow for long battery life
  • Low cost - to facilitate the deployment of many millions of them
The LTE Cat-M1 and NB1 specifications allow the cellular modem (uBlox SARA R4) to be simpler and smaller. In our testing we have measured that our new Cat-M1 devices use anywhere from 1/2 to 1/3 of the power of our 3G devices to perform a data upload. The combination of this technology and the LTC Batteries yields SUPER-LONG battery life. Up to 90 000 uploads, or 10 years once hourly updates!

LTC Batteries

The Remora 2 is powered by Lithium Thionyl Chloride (LTC) batteries. These batteries help achieve the optimum performance due to the following reasons:
  • Higher quality out of the box, meaning less chance of early failures compared to Alkalines
  • Extended temperature tolerance, operating temperatures of -40°C to +85°C are typical
  • High Capacity - meaning many years of operation
  • Extremely low self discharge - typically around 1%

Battery Meter

The Remora 2 is fitted with a Coulomb Counter which tracks the devices energy consumption. It is hard to predict the battery life of LTC batteries due to their flat discharge curve, so the Battery Meter enables an accurate battery level to be determined, enabling the following:
  • Accurate Low Battery Alerts - Alerts can be set at any level which provides enough time for new batteries to be fitted.
  • Battery Life Predictions - The Remora 2 can simply be deployed in the application with the desired settings for a short time (a week or so). The energy usage over this time can be determined, and from there battery life can predicted accurately - no more guesswork!

Bluetooth Gateway

The Remora 2 is equipped with a Bluetooth v5 module, enabling it to act as a Bluetooth Gateway. Low-cost Bluetooth tags can be fitted to low value assets. This opens up many low-cost tracking solutions.

For example a business with 2 work sites could place a Remora 2 at each, and Bluetooth tags on their pallets/stock/tools. The site the assets are located can be determined by which Remora the Bluetooth tags report to.

Tamper Detect


The Remora 2 housing is built with a recess on it's underside. This enables a magnet to be attached to the asset, and the Remora 2 place over this magnet. When the Remora 2 is removed from the asset - the change in magnetic field is detected and an alert is sent to the server. Giving you peace of mind that your asset is protected.
Rugged & Weatherproof

Rugged & Weatherproof

Super-Long Battery Life

Super-Long Battery Life

Bluetooth Gateway

Bluetooth Gateway

High Performance

High Performance

  • 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

    Remora 2C: TBC
    Remora 2D: 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 C Cell LTC batteries for the Remora 2C
    2 x D Cell LTC batteries for the Remora 2D

    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:
    1-5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28

    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.