DD3 – VEHICLE TRACKING DEVICE

Product Price: $245.00

Robust and affordable vehicle tracking device with inputs/outputs, remote immobilization for fleet management, driver ID, driver safety and behavior monitoring, theft recovery, and more.

  • Real-Time Tracking
  • Driver Safety & Behavior Monitoring
  • Remote Immobilization in case of theft

GPS Units must be sold with a monthly or annual subscription plan.






Description

Real-Time Tracking

The Dart3 remains continuously connected while on the move for real-time vehicle and equipment tracking.

Inputs / Outputs

Features

  • Real-Time Tracking – High-precision GNSS wired tracking device.
  • Inputs/Outputs – 1 x Ignition Digital Input, 3 x Digital Inputs, 1 x Analog Input, 1 x Switched Ground Digital Output, Switched Power Out.
  • Backup Battery – Internal Backup Battery in case of loss of power or tampering.
  • Driver ID – Configure iButton®, Wiegand or RFID readers for Driver ID.
  • Driver Behavior – Run hour monitoring, accident and rollover detection, speeding, harsh braking and cornering, and more.
  • Remote Immobilization – Immobilization option to safely disable vehicles and equipment remotely.
  • Installation – Wired or optional OBDII or cigarette lighter power harness available for plug-and-play installation.
  • Cellular 2G or LTE-M / NB-IoT.
  • Affordable and reliable, with excellent performance.
  • 2G – 1100mAh LiPo internal backup battery pack + LTE-M / NB-IoT – 200mAh LiPo internal backup battery pack.
  • A standard 12 wire harness is supplied with the DD3 (Power, Ground, Ignition, 2 x Digital Inputs, 1 x switched output, Driver ID, I-Button).
  • Concurrent GPS and GLONASS tracking, with LNA amplified signals.
  • 3-Axis Accelerometer to detect movement, high G-force events, harsh bracking and more.
  • Easy install & easy to conceal.
  • Variety of inputs and outputs, including Driver ID options.
  • Outputs allow for remote immobilization of assets.
  • Applications include Vehicle and fleet tracking, Powered asset tracking, Run hour monitoring, Anchoring and security assets, Scheduled maintenance reminders, Tax and FBT monitoring.
  • Two-year manufacturer’s warranty

Installation can be managed by qualified auto electrician or Datalink Technologies.

Specifications

Connectivity & Location

2G Version

Module – Quectel MC60 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

Constellation – Concurrent GPS / GLONASS / Galileo

Channels – 99 Channel High Sensitivity Receiver

Tracking Sensitivity – -167dBM industry-leading tracking performance

SIM Size & Access – Internal Micro 3FF SIM

GNSS Assistance – GNSS almanac and ephemeris data for greater sensitivity and position accuracy

Low Noise Amplifier – GPS signals are filtered and boosted by a SAW filter and low-noise amplifier (LNA) allowing operation where other units fail

 

LTE-M / NB-IoT Version

Nordic nRF9160 Modem operates on all major global LTE-M and NB-IoT bands.

Supported LTE bands:
LTE-M (Cat-M1): B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B8, B12, B13, B14, B17, B18, B19, B20, B25, B26, B28, B66
NB-IoT (Cat-NB1/NB2): B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B8, B12, B13, B17, B19, B20, B25, B26, B28, B66

GNSS Module – uBlox EVA-M8Q

Constellation – Concurrent GPS / GLONASS / Galileo

Channels – 72 Channel High Sensitivity Receiver

Tracking Sensitivity – -167dBM industry-leading tracking performance

SIM Size & Access – Internal Micro 3FF SIM

GNSS Assistance – GNSS almanac and ephemeris data for greater sensitivity and position accuracy

Low Noise Amplifier – GPS signals are filtered and boosted by a SAW filter and low-noise amplifier (LNA) allowing operation where other units fail

Cell Tower Location – Cell tower location fallback for positioning when GPS can’t get a fix

 

2G and LTE-M / NB-IoT Versions

The following technical specs are shared across both versions of the DD3 unless otherwise stated.

 

Power

Input Voltage – 8-36V DC (max)

High-Performance Automotive Power Supply – Stringent power “load dump” tests are conducted to ensure operation in the harshest automotive electrical systems. Built-in self-resetting fuse makes installation simple and safe.

Operating Current:

2G
≈250mA when moving
+ ≈60mA while internal battery charging

LTE-M / NB-IoT
≈50mA when moving
+ ≈60mA while internal battery charging

Intelligent Power Management – Device enters sleep mode when vehicle is inactive to prevent battery drain

Sleep Current – <1mA

Backup Battery:

2G – 1100mAh LiPo internal backup battery pack
LTE-M / NB-IoT – 200mAh LiPo internal backup battery pack

 

Interfaces

Analog Inputs – 1 x Analog input. 0-40V

Digital Inputs:

3* x Digital Inputs with configurable pull up/pull down 0-48V DC input range

On/Off thresholds:
Pull-up enabled: low at 0.4V, high at 1.9V
Pull-down enabled: low at 0.8V, high at 2.2V

Can be used for pulse counting

*Digital Input 3 pin shared with Driver ID. Cannot be used in conjunction with Wiegand or TTL readers.

Digital Outputs – 1 x Switched Ground digital output – 2A max. Easily wired up to switch external lights, relays, buzzers, etc. Can be used to immobilize a vehicle

Ignition – 1 x dedicated ignition digital input 0-48V DC – 2.2V on/off threshold
Can be used as a digital input if not required

Switched Power Out – 3-5Vout. Max current 500mA

TTL Interface – Serial interface used to connect a Datalink RFID reader for Driver ID

Wiegand – Enables easy integration with a variety of RFID card types and readers

1-Wire® or iButton® – 1-Wire® or iButton® can be used to read Driver ID tags. Readers available to suit multiple card formats.

 

Device Management

Flexible Configuration – Configure device parameters such as position update rate, movement and accelerometer settings, and more to fit any tracking application

Device Management Platform – Manage, monitor, configure, debug, update, and restart devices remotely from our cloud-based device management system

Configuration App – Configurable with DMLink provisioning tool

 

Integration

Third-Party Integration – TCP Direct or HTTPS Webhook

 

Security

Data Security – Military-level AES-256 Encryption from device to Device Management Platform to protect the integrity and confidentiality of telematics data. Data forwarded to third-party systems is sent via HTTPS for end-to-end security.

 

Warranty

Manufacturer’s Warranty – Two-year manufacturer’s warranty

Smarts

  • Auto-APN – Auto-APN allows the device to analyze the SIM card and select the correct APN details from a list that is pre-loaded in the device’s firmware.
  • Accident & Rollover Detection – Configure accident and rollover alerts triggered by extreme changes in velocity and orientation of vehicle or equipment. Second-by-second GPS data is saved on the device’s flash memory, with a capacity of approximately 2 hours of data. In the event of an accident, a subset of the data (60 seconds before / 10 seconds after) is uploaded to the server automatically (if configured) or can be requested manually for a detailed reconstruction of the incident.
  • Driver ID Options – RFID reader, iButton®, or Wiegand interface for Driver ID, access control, and logbooking
  • Driver Safety & Behavior – Monitor speeding, harsh acceleration, braking, cornering, idling, and more to improve safety and prevent unnecessary wear on vehicles
  • Geofence Alerts – The server can use device location to create geofences and alerts if an asset enters or leaves designated locations
  • Geofence Download to Device – Geofences can be downloaded directly to the device from Telematics Guru for enhanced location based actions and alerts.2G – Maximum of 20 Geofences with up to 30 points per geofence
    LTE-M/NB-IoT – Maximum of 500 Geofences with up to 100 points per geofence
  • GPS Jamming Detection – GPS Jamming or Interference can be detected and alerted on
  • In-Vehicle Alerts – Can be wired up to external buzzers or lights for in-vehicle alerts
  • Lone Worker Safety – Interface a variety of duress pendants to enable man-down alerts for lone worker safety monitoring
  • Preventative Maintenance – Set reminders based on distance traveled and run hours to reduce maintenance and repair costs
  • Real-Time Tracking – Device remains continuously connected while on the move for real-time asset tracking
  • Remote Immobilization – Digital outputs can be connected to a relay to enable remote immobilization of vehicles and equipment in the case of theft, abuse, or unauthorized usage
  • Run Hour Monitoring – Calculate run hours and distance traveled (odometer) to understand and optimize asset utilization
  • Sensor Monitoring – Interface with a range of devices and switches for seatbelt detection, duress and panic buttons, lights, in-cab warning buzzers, and more
  • Tamper Alerts – Instant alert if the device is disconnected from its power source
  • Theft Recovery – Switch to Recovery Mode in the case of theft or loss to activate real-time tracking for asset retrieval

Mechanics & Design

  • Dimensions – 95 x 55 x 17 mm (3.74 x 2.17 x 0.67”)
  • Weight – 83g
  • Housing – ABS Polycarbonate Plastic. Non-branded housing for optional white-labeling.
  • Installation – 12 wire harness / 1m length supplied as standard OBDII and Cigarette Lighter harness options available for quick and easy (or temporary) installs.
  • Operating Temperature – -30°C to +60°C (connected to external power) At < 0°C and > +40°C the internal backup battery will not be charged as a safety precaution due to the dangers associated with charging batteries at extreme temperatures.
  • Cellular Antenna – Internal
  • GPS Antenna – Internal
  • 3-Axis Accelerometer – 3-Axis Accelerometer to detect movement, high G-force events, and more
  • Diagnostic LED – Diagnostic LED indicates operation status
  • Flash Memory – Store weeks of records if device is out of cellular coverage. Storage capacity for over 10 days of continuous 30-second logging.
  • On-Board Speed & Heading – The device continuously monitors speed and heading, allowing for over-speed alerts as well as updates on speed and heading changes
  • On-Board Temperature – The device reports internal temperature and prevents the internal battery charging in extreme temperatures. Internal temperature provides an indication of ambient temperature but may not always be precise.

Documentation

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