Compact IP67 Water-proof And Rugged GPS Tracker

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The G60 is a compact 2G / 3G GPS tracking device with a variety of inputs and outputs to cater for the most demanding applications. Its rugged housing is IP67 rated to withstand the harshest environments, without sacrificing tracking and communications performance. With the internal GPS and cellular antennas installation is a breeze. The internal backup battery provides alerts and tracking operations even when external power is removed.

Available in two harness types:
- 12-wire harness, which exposes the 3 x Digital Inputs, 3 x Switched Ground Outputs and RS232 interface.
- 3-wire harness, Power, Ground, and Ignition wires for super-simple, foolproof installation.

  • Rugged weather proof housing IP67
  • Easy install & easy to conceal
  • Superior design and performance
  • Compact 2G / 3G GPS Tracker (4G coming)
  • Variety of inputs and outputs
  • Great for equipment location and run hours

Rugged & Weatherproof

Advanced tracking device

Compact design

Multiple inputs and outputs

  • Hardware Features


    Compact rugged IP67 rated housing

    Made of sturdy Nylon/Glass composite plastic the housing is extremely tough and UV resistant, is resistant to oils and can easily handle high temperatures.
    The housing is sealed using 4 screws and has 2 convenient mounting tabs.

    Dimensions: 125mm x 80mm x 25mm
    Weight: 250 grams


    Harness Options

    The G60 is manufactured with various harness options. Because of the nature of the housing the wire harness is soldered to the PCB at production.
    3 wire (power, ground, ignition).
    12 wire harness.


    Automotive Power

    Voltage
    8V to 45V DC (max)

    Operating Current
    10mA average (battery fully charged)
    145mA average (battery charging)

    Sleep Current
    <1mA

    The G60 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.


    Operating Temperature

    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.

    For battery powered tracking in extreme temperatures enquire about our Remora tracker with extended temperature range battery options.


    High sensitivity GPS

    • UBLOX MAX7 GPS module
    • Supports GLONASS and other GNSS systems
    • 72 channel high sensitivity receiver
    • -167dBm industry leading tracking performance
    • Battery back 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

    GPS signals are boosted by a special low-noise amplifier (LNA). This allows the G60 to operate where other units will fail to receive GPS signal.


    2G or 3G (NextG)

    The G60 can be manufactured for specific markets around the world with cellular modem modules approved by all the major networks.

    2G Modem:
    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
    North America

    3G Modem (Global Option:)
    800 / 850 / 900 / AWS / 1900 / 2100
    Global coverage at a higher cost

    *enquire for other bands and LTE / 4G options


    Certifications

    CE, C-TICK, ICASA, ACMA, ISO 7637-2


    Internal Antennae

    Internal GPS and cellular antennas.
    Having the antennas inside the housing makes for very simple and quick installation. The G60 has had its antennas tuned by the top laboratories to ensure optimal performance.


    Backup Battery

    The standard 850mAh LiPo backup battery allows the G60 to operate when external power is removed for up to 7 days, depending on the amount of movement.


    4 x Digital Inputs

    • 1 x Ignition line
    • 3 x digital inputs with configurable pull-up / pull-down
    • Numerous configuration options including switches, duress/panic alerts, pulse counting

    3 x Digital Outputs

    3 x switched ground digital outputs, easily wired up to switch external lights, relays, buzzers, sirens, motors and other devices. Outputs can be used to immobilise a vehicle.


    3 Axis Accelerometer

    The 3 axis accelerometer allows the G60 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 G60 to go to ‘sleep’ when not moving, resulting in extremely low standby current.


    iButton

    Communicate with common one-wire iButton devices.


    RS232

    RS232 receive and transmit allow the G60 to communicate with external RS232 devices. These can include fuel monitoring, Garmin FMI, tyre pressure monitoring. The RS232 interface can also be used to configure the device and to test and debug.


    Switched 3.3V Out

    The G60 can provide power to external sensors via this 3.3V power line, allowing for easy installation and doing away with the need for additional external power supplies.

    Maximum current: 200mA

    Switched 5V Out

    The G60 can provide power to external peripherals via this 5V power line, allowing for easy installation and doing away with the need for additional external power supplies.

    Maximum current: 300mA


    DMCAN Peripheral Port

    Digital Matter has a range of peripherals that connect to the G60 via the DMCAN peripheral port. Peripherals such as the RFID Driver ID reader, 5 digit keypad, data console and RF gateway use the DMCAN port.


    Flash Memory

    The G60 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 and other important information that needs to be securely stored.


    Garmin FMI

    The G60 firmware can communicate with Garmin FMI devices.


    Warranty

    One year manufacturer’s warranty.

  • Peripheral Options


    RFID Driver ID Reader

    Compact 125kHZ RFID Reader reads cards and keyfobs

    • 5cm typical read range (can read through plastic / dashboard)
    • Plugs into the peripheral plug on the G60 harness for easy installation
    • Includes a LED and buzzer for reminding drivers to swipe their card
    • Compatible with the EM4001 RFID standard
    • Optional 125kHz HID reader option

    5 digit keypad

    Compact 5 digit keypad (keys 1 through 5).

    Includes a LED, backlight for night-time input and buzzer.

    Use for

    • Driver Identification (using a PIN code)
    • Select the trip type (business versus private)
    • Map to digital inputs for other functions like panic button, logging point of interest, changing driver state (on / off duty) etc.
    • Long-press option for alternate functions

    Plugs into the peripheral plug on the G60 harness for easy installation.


    Console

    Rugged data entry console:

    • 4 x 20 character display with backlight
    • 12 key sealed keypad
    • RFID reader under the keypad
    • Built-in buzzer
    • Application examples:
      • Operator login with machine pre-check questions
      • Work allocation to project codes and cost codes
      • Login with OH&S questions
      • Time and attendance recording
      • Driver fatigue management
      • Firmware can be customised

    Plugs into the peripheral plug on the G60 harness for easy installation.

  • Firmware Smarts


    Auto-APN

    Auto-APN allows the G60 to analyse the SIM card and select the correct APN details from a list that is pre-loaded in the device’s firmware. This means that the G60 can be shipped world-wide without requiring specialist setup for SIMs.


    Text Message Setup

    The G60 can also be sent text messages to setup the APN, server and other details.


    Multi-APN

    The G60 can be configured to roam across multiple networks and to automatically use the different APN details for the roaming networks.


    AssistNow Offline

    The G60 will track successfully where other devices just give up.

    This fantastic technology allows the GPS to predict which satellites are in orbit above it and to dramatically reduce the time-to-first-fix of the GPS, and the overall performance of the GPS, especially in ‘urban canyon’ or forested environments.


    Flexible Logging Parameters

    The G60 trip logging is flexible and can be configured to log based on a variety of parameters including:

    • Elapsed time
    • Distance travelled
    • Change in heading
    • Change in speed
    • On Stationary
    • Accelerometer events (harsh driving)

    Accident and Rollover Detection

    The G60 uses the built-in accelerometer to detect high G impacts such as accidents and rollovers and reports these events to the server for emergency alerting.


    Harsh Driving

    The G60 automatically calibrates its built-in 3 axis accelerometer and uses this to detect harsh driving events:

    • Excessive acceleration
    • Harsh braking
    • Cornering at speed

    These events are logged in the G60 along with additional event statistics that allow back-end server platforms to perform sophisticated driver profiling and scoring.


    Accident Data

    The G60 keeps a second-by-second “black box” recording of valuable GPS and accelerometer data for a two hour window. This data can be automatically uploaded to the server when an accident is detected, or it can be requested manually.


    Driver Identification

    The G60 supports a number of ways to identify a driver:

    • RFID reader and a card or keyfob
    • 5 digit keypad to enter a PIN code
    • Console with built-in RFID reader
    • iButton 1-wire reader

    Driver Lists

    The G60 can be updated from the server with lists of Drivers that are allowed to drive the vehicle that it is installed in. When a driver or operator registers on the G60 it will check the Driver List to see if that person is authorised to drive the vehicle. The list also includes information about the driver such as whether they can perform supervisor functions.

    The G60 can be installed to immobilise a vehicle and only allow authorised drivers / operators to drive it, or to annoy an unauthorised driver with a loud buzzer.


    Emulated Ignition

    This setting allows the G60 to determine that a trip has started based on accelerometer and GPS data and to automatically set the ‘ignition’ input on the device to emulate the ignition line.

    This means that the G60 can be installed with the option of not wiring in the ignition line and ‘emulating’ the ignition based on movement.


    Run Detect

    This setting allows the G60 to monitor the system voltage and to detect changes in the voltage that indicate if the engine is running or not.

  • Documentation and Support Articles


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

  • 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 G100 into a software system then please contact Digital Matter for more information on our integration protocols.

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