The housing clips together to make provisioning devices simple and efficient.
Dimensions: 95mm x 55mm x 17mm
Weight: 150 grams
A standard 12 wire harness is supplied with the Dart (Power, Ground, Ignition, 2 x Digital Inputs, 1 x switched output, Driver ID, I-Button)
We have an option for an OBDII (power only) or 'cigarette lighter' harness
See the user manual for further harness details
8V to 36V DC (max)
10mA average (battery fully charged)
145mA average (battery charging)
The Dart passes stringent automotive power “load dump” tests to ensure that it will continue to operate in the harshest electrical systems. A built-in self-resetting fuse makes installation easy and safe.
On External Power
-20°C to +60°C
Below 0°C the standard internal backup battery’s ability to deliver sufficient power to operate the cellular modem is reduced. Below 0°C and above +45°C the internal backup battery will not be charged as a safety precaution due to dangers associated with charging batteries at extreme temperatures.
Concurrent GPS and GLONASS Tracking
- Concurrent GPS and GLONASS tracking
- 72 channel high sensitivity receiver
- -169dBm industry leading tracking performance
- Battery backed up for optimal hot-start performance
- AssistNow Offline aiding data for extremely fast time-to-first-fix and performance in urban canyon environments
Low Noise GPS Amplifier (LNA)
The Dart’s GPS signals are boosted by a special low-noise amplifier (LNA). This allows the Dart to operate where normal units will fail to receive GPS signal.
Even when designing a low-cost device Digital Matter is not prepared to compromise on the performance of the product. You will see the difference if you compare device performance in low signal environments.
2G, 3G or 4G
The Dart can be manufactured for specific markets around the world with cellular modem modules approved by all the major networks.
Quad Band GSM/GPRS Class 10
850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Modem – EU:
850 / 900 / 2100
EMEA / APAC / Latin America
3G Modem - NA:
850 / 1900 / AWS
3G Modem (Global Option:
800 / 850 / 900 / AWS / 1900 / 2100
Global coverage at a higher cost
*enquire for other bands and LTE / 4G options, 4G CatM version available in 2018
CE, RCM, ICASA
Internal GPS and cellular antennas.
Having the antennas inside the housing makes for very simple and quick installation. The Dart has had its antennae tuned by the top laboratories to ensure optimal performance.
The LiPo backup battery allows the Dart to continue to operate when external power is removed for up to 5 days, depending on the amount of movement
3 x Digital Inputs
1 x Ignition line
2 x digital inputs with configurable pull-up / pull-down
Numerous configuration options including switches, duress/panic alerts, pulse counting and other applications
1 x Digital Output
1 x switched ground digital output, easily wired up to switch external lights, relays, buzzers, sirens, motors and other devices. The output can be used to immobilise a vehicle.
3 Axis Accelerometer
The 3 axis accelerometer allows the Dart to detect harsh driving events (harsh acceleration, braking and cornering) and this information can be used to monitor driver behaviour and unsafe driving. It also allows the Dart to go to ‘sleep’ when not moving, resulting in extremely low standby current.
The TTL serial interface allows the Dart to interface with external devices and peripherals, including a low-cost RFID tag reader for driver identification.
Switched Power Out
The Dart can provide power to external sensors and devices via this power line, allowing for easy installation and doing away with the need for additional external power supplies.
Voltage: 3.5v to 4.5v
Maximum current: 200mA
The Dart has sufficient memory to store over 50,000 records in its flash memory. Normally the data will be sent to the server immediately but if the device is out of range then there is sufficient space to ensure that no data is lost – for many weeks of driving!
The flash memory is also used to store parameters, GPS aiding data, accident data, driver lists, geo-fences and other important information that needs to be securely stored.
One year manufacturer’s warranty