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Aspicore GSM Tracker 3.17 supports TrackerOne

Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:04 pm

Hi,

Just announcing, that Aspicore GSM Tracker 3.17 now conforms the GpsGate TrackerOne reference design.

Benefits:

* Quick Start to begin using GpsGate.com VehicleTracker together with Aspicore GSM Tracker http://gpsgate.com/trackerone

* The configuration procedure is optimized for easy failsafe connectivity.

* Ability to turn tracking ON and OFF remotely from the VehicleTracker application with an SMS

* Ability to poll the current position with an SMS from the VehicleTracker

* Possibility to send geotagged status signals and alarms from the mobile to the server with ease

* Possibility to do SMS based tracking, or use SMS as a backup channel for GPRS

You can download the evaluation version of Aspicore GSM Tracker to your Nokia GPS phone (or other S60 phone) from
http://www.aspicore.com/en/tuotteet_tra ... =2#8834;=2.

Configuration instructions you find at http://www.aspicore.com/pdf/GSM_Tracker ... kerOne.pdf

This is a new alternative way to integrate Aspicore GSM Tracker with GpsGate Server. You can still use the old way through the settings wizard, but then you'll miss the new SMS features.

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Jyrki / Aspicore

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RE: Aspicore GSM Tracker 3.17 supports TrackerOne

Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:35 pm

SMS IS NECESSARY

Based on some feedback I'll post an additional note for the Aspicore GSM Tracker users.

If you are using the GpsGate TrackerOne reference design mode, then your GpsGate Server installation must support SMS.

The ability to send text messages from GpsGate Server is crucial to get the Tracker One configuration working with Aspicore GSM Tracker as instructed in the PDF
http://www.aspicore.com/pdf/GSM_Tracker_Configuration_for_GpsGate_TrackerOne.pdf

Even if you are using only GPRS for tracking, you must use SMS for the commands from GpsGate Server to Aspicore GSM Tracker!

You should be able to send SMS from GpsGate Server, if you create your trial account from the GpsGate.com QuickStart page at http://gpsgate.com/trackerone .

The current version of Aspicore GSM Tracker accepts commands from GpsGate Server only via text messages.

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RE: Aspicore GSM Tracker 3.17 supports TrackerOne

Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:45 pm

DO NOT USE POSITIONING METHOD "NETWORK BASED"

Another note about the positioning methods you can choose from you Nokia GPS phone settings:

With Aspicore GSM Tracker, you can use the positioning methods "Assisted GPS" and "Integrated GPS" but not "Network based". Please make sure that the "Network based" is disabled from the phone's settings. You may decide do you want to use "Assisted GPS" or "Integrated GPS" or enable them both.

If the method "Network based" is among the enabled methods, then it may take much longer for GSM Tracker to get satellite data and sometimes the application does not get any data at all even if a working (although weak) satellite signal were available.

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RE: Aspicore GSM Tracker 3.17 supports TrackerOne

Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:57 pm

STATUS SIGNALS LIKE SOS

About sending status signals like SOS from Aspicore GSM Tracker to Franson's GpsGate server:

You need to use Franson's Tracker One protocol, if you want to send labels from GSM Tracker to GpsGate.

The best way to configure Aspicore GSM Tracker for the Tracker One protocol, is to do the configuration from the GpsGate Server end as instructed in the following PDF:
http://www.aspicore.com/pdf/GSM_Tracker_Configuration_for_GpsGate_TrackerOne.pdf .

You should see the received status signals in the Map view. Click the Status tab at the bottom of the page. Some signals can be treated as alarms and are shown also under the alarm tab. To get the status signals through, you may need to configure a "device mapper" in your GpsGate Server. Edit the device mapper, which is named "GpsGate TrackerOne Default mapper".

You need to connect some device mapper inputs to some outputs. For example, make sure that the input "SosButton" is connected to the output "SOS" and the input "BatteryLow" is connected to the output "Battery low". The other "inputs" GSM Tracker label buttons send to GpsGate are "Button1", "Button2", "Button3", "Button4", "Switch1", "Switch2", "Switch3" and "Switch4". You may connect these inputs to some outputs like "Alarm", "Man down" or "Driver door". Then you should be able to see these status messages with a timestamp in the map view short after you activate a label button in GSM Tracker.

Detailed event flow:

When you press a label button on GSM Tracker (and GSM Tracker is initially offline), the application shows a popup note "Signal is being sent".
If everything goes fine, i.e. you get the GPS and GPRS signal, then shortly after you should see the following lines in the log view:
"Using Assisted GPS"
"Connected Internet"
"Status SosButton=1"
"GPS Disconnection complete"
"No Internet connection"

Now, provided that your device mapper is in order, you should see red text "1 active alarms" in the Map view of GpsGate Server and red blinking circles around your position in the map.

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RE: Aspicore GSM Tracker 3.17 supports TrackerOne

Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:13 pm

STATUS SIGNALS LIKE SOS, additional info

Here I'll post some additional info about my test environment regarding sending status signals like SOS from Aspicore GSM Tracker to Franson's GpsGate Server using the TrackerOne protocol. This information may be useful if someone wants to edit a device mapper and get similar results as I described.

Disclaimer: This is just my personal understanding based on my testing. (Corrections appreciated.) There may be a better and a more correct description about GpsGate device mappers and event rules somewhere at this site.

GpsGate Server accepts certain predefined signals from Aspicore GSM Tracker. The recognizable signals are defined in a "device mapper".

Check the device mapper at your GpsGate Server installation. You may need to edit the device mapper "GpsGate TrackerOne Default mapper". Click the Edit link at GpsGate TrackerOne row and make sure to scroll down the page. Otherwise you may not see the important data!

Check that the input "SosButton" is connected to the output "SOS" and the input "BatteryLow" is connected to the output "Battery low".

Go also to GpsGate Server / Admin / Manage Vehicles / <your vehicle> / Devices tab / <your device> click the Select link
and check that the IMEI is correct there and device type is "GpsGate TrackerOne" and device mapper is "GpsGate TrackerOne Default mapper"

Add an "event rule" to your GpsGate Server. Give it some name. Choose "SOS" from the left hand side drop down listbox, "Equal" from the middle and "True" from right. "Analog Expression" should be fine. Under the title "Apply Event Rule to Channels" choose ALARM. Then press the save button.

When you have defined this event rule, then you should be able to get the red text "1 active alarms" in the GpsGate Server Map view soon after you press the SOS button in your mobile phone running Aspicore GSM Tracker.

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