Installation and User`s Manual Global Tracking and

Installation and User’s Manual
Global Tracking and Tracing System
GTTS-2000Bi
Version 1.1 June 2009
GTTSystems B.V. Herfordstraat 16 7418 EX Deventer, The Netherlands T 0570 605075 F 0570 677755 E info@gtts.eu W www.gtts.eu
PREFACE
The information in this Installation and User’s Guide is subject to change in order to improve reliability,
design or function without prior notice.
In no event GTTSystems B.V. will be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions herein.
Nor for incidental, special or consequential damages from the furnishing, performance or use of this
Installation and User’s Guide.
WARNINGS AND NOTICES
Read this installation and User’s Manual before unpacking and installing the GTTS-2000Bi.
Do not store the GTTS2000Bi on a metal shelf. This will drain the battery.
There are no user serviceable parts inside. Do not open the GTTS-2000Bi under any circumstances.
If the internal battery has to be replaced, contact your dealer.
If GTTS-2000Bi systems were ordered with (optional) mounting magnets, the magnets are in factory
mounted to reduce risk of injury.
If magnets are mounted, a warning label will be present inside the box or crate and/or on the lid of the
GTTS-2000Bi
Warning Label:
Caution:
The magnets are very strong. The 4 magnets have a total holding force of
1080 N (~108 Kg)
Approvals:
CE / EMC EN 60945 (2002), chapter 9
EN 60945 (2002), chapter 10
Table of Content
1 INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................................................. 4
1.1 GENERAL INFORMATION ................................................................................................................................ 4
1.2 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION .................................................................................................................................... 4
2 INSTALLATION .................................................................................................................................................. 6
2.1 UNPACKING ................................................................................................................................................... 6
2.2 ACTIVATION IN THE IRIDIUM NETWORK ........................................................................................................ 6
2.3 INSTALLATION GENERAL
READ THIS FIRST ......................................................................................... 6
2.3.1 INSTALLATION WITH MAGNET MOUNTING ................................................................................................... 7
2.3.2 INSTALLATION WITH SCREW MOUNTING ..................................................................................................... 8
3 CONFIGURATION ............................................................................................................................................... 9
3.2 BATTERY LIFE ................................................................................................................................................ 9
4 REPLACEMENT OF THE BATTERY ....................................................................................................................... 9
5 SPECIFICATIONS .............................................................................................................................................. 10
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1 Introduction
1.1 General information
The GTTS-2000Bi is an Iridium Tracking & Tracing System to Track and Trace your truck, container,
vessel or other assets in areas where there is lack of GSM coverage. It uses Iridium Short Burst Data
(SBD) for communication. The Iridium network is the only network commercially available that offers
true global coverage.
The GTTS-2000Bi was developed in such a way that it can fulfil most of the customer needs without
modifications, add-ons or special software versions.
It’s ruggedized all weather proof housing was especially designed to survive under the most extreme
conditions.
The GTTS-2000Bi runs from an application specific designed integrated battery pack that will
guarantee fail safe operation under the most extreme temperature conditions.
In the basic configuration no wiring is needed. Installation time is kept to an absolute minimum
because it provides magnetic mounting and integrated Iridium and GPS Antenna’s.
An integrated motion sensor and especially designed hardware and software ensures that a maximum
of position and status reports can be generated from the batteries life span.
The GTTS-2000Bi is shipped pre-programmed with application specific software configuration.
Configuration can be altered “over the air” if the unit is operational.
1.2 System description
Figure 1. System description
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An installed GTTS-2000Bi will activate the internal GPS at preset time intervals and measure its
geographical position. The position, along with other information, is then send through the Iridium
satellite constellation to the Iridium Gateway. In the Gateway the data is processed and send to a preconfigured IP-address and/or E-mail address. For optimum data transport efficiency and cost
effectiveness reasons, two position reports are packed into one Iridium message.
Depending on the end-user’s application, it is often desired to use geographical maps to display the
position along with other information. An example of GTTS-2000 series’ on a GEO map can be found
in figure 2 below.
Figure 2. GTTS-2000 series on a map display
All the dealers of GTTS-2000 series Tracking & Tracing Systems have their own GEO services, or can
provide it.
For the dealer list please visit http://www.gtts.eu/dealers.php
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2 Installation
2.1 Unpacking
The GTTS-2000Bi is packed in a carton box. Unpacking of the GTTS-2000Bi, especially if it is
provided with magnets, should be done on location prior to installation.
GTTSystems uses the unique IMEI number of the embedded Iridium SBD modem for unit
identification and registration.
Each box contains a GTTS-2000Bi and a brief installation guide. This complete Installation and User’s
manual can also be found on http://www.gtts.eu/products.php in pdf format.
2.2 Activation in the Iridium Network
Prior to mechanical installation the GTTS unit shall be activated in the Iridium Satellite
Network.
Send an email to GTTSactivate@gtts.eu with a list of IMEI numbers of the units that needs to be
activated. Only activation requests from authorized dealers can be processed. The IMEI numbers can
be found on 2 different barcode labels on the bottom of the unit and also on a barcode label on the
carton packing. IMEI nr. always starts with 300034……….
Activation is normally realized the same day during GTTSystems B.V. business hours.
Your subscription starts from this day.
2.3 Installation general
READ THIS FIRST
The GTTS-2000Bi is very easy to install. It shall be installed in horizontal position onto a (ferro) steel
surface with no obstructions to the sky above.
As soon as the GTTS-2000Bi is mounted onto ferrous metal, it will be switched on automatically.
If the GTTS is provided with magnets, be aware. These magnets are very strong!!!
The GTTS-2000Bi will send a first GPS position automatically to confirm the unit is switched on and
working properly. Please note that it can take several minutes before a message from the unit is
received (depending on satellites in sight). GPS takes typically 40..50 seconds for a cold start fix.
Latency in the Iridium Network is very low. Typical values measured 12 .. 15 seconds
When the GTTS-2000Bi is removed from ferrous metal, it automatically will be triggered to send a
‘sabotage message’. As soon as the ‘sabotage message’ is sent, the GTTS-2000Bi will switch into the
power-down state again (factory power-down state).
When not in power-down mode, the GTTS-2000Bi will send a battery status message every 10080
minutes (1 week). See §3.2 for more information regarding the battery.
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2.3.1 Installation with magnet mounting
Holding the GTTS-2000Bi with both hands, hold it over the area where it shall be placed. Tilt the
GTTS-2000Bi appr. 45 degrees as shown in figure 3 below. Then lower it onto the steel surface and
turn the GTTS-2000Bi until the magnets make contact with the steel surface. Try to do this as
controlled as possible to avoid a ‘slam’ and keep your fingers free from the GTTS-2000Bi surface
contact area. Slamming the unit onto the steel surface could cause damage due to extreme G-forces
that might occur.
Reverse this procedure to remove an unit.
Never try to slide a unit. This will damage the magnetic’s corrosion protective coating and the steel
(paint) surface it is mounted on.
Figure 3. Placement on top of a sea container.
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2.3.2 Installation with screw mounting
If the GTTS-2000Bi should be installed using 4 pieces M5 bolts, the bolts shall not be longer then
18mm plus the steel surface thickness.
Drill 4 holes Ø 5,5 mm according the drill plan. See figure below
X is steel surface thickness
Figure 4. Drill plan
Bolt M5 maximum length is X+18 mm
Dimensions in mm.
Make sure that bottom center touches steel. The ferro sensor is located at this position.
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3 Configuration
The GTTS-2000Bi‘s are shipped from factory in a pre-configured state.
The customers desired configuration is passed to GTTSystems B.V. by the dealers. The units are then
configured, tested, packed and shipped. Please note that GTTS-2000Bi configurations are setup in
such a way that the battery life span is optimized without compromising too much in reporting time
intervals and customers applications.
Configuration can be altered “over the air”, but the reporting time interval can never be set smaller
than one minute and never bigger than 25 days.
A dedicated Windows® Platform computer configuration tool allows dealers to (re)configure or select a
configuration and set a variety of setting like reporting frequency etc..
3.2 Battery life
The GTTS-2000Bi is equipped with a 5.8 Volts / 15,6Ah Lithium/Sulfur dioxide(Li-SO2) battery.
Contradictory to other batteries e.g. alkaline or so, is that the cell voltage does not drop if the battery
wears and therefore it is difficult to measure the actual battery conditions. However, there are methods
to measure the remaining capacity, but this would cause conflicts in the GTTS-2000Bi electronic
circuits and software. Therefore calculations and measurements were made to determine the power
consumption of every circuit in the GTTS-2000Bi. Timers in the GTTS-2000Bi register the period of
time every consuming circuit is active. The unit automatically will send a “Battery Status Message”
every week.
Taking in count the self-discharge of the battery, average time to get a GPS fix and the average time
needed on the Iridium network to send a message, a prognoses of the battery life span related to
several reporting time interval was calculated.
Depending on the reporting frequency the estimated amount of reports is 2000 -9000 on one battery.
This could result in the following scheme:
12 reports and a total of 24 positions per day (±10000 reports)
8 reports and a total of 16 positions per day (±9000 reports)
6 reports and a total of 16 positions per day (±7500 reports)
4 reports and a total of 16 positions per day (±6000 reports)
2 reports and a total of 16 positions per day (±3650 reports)
1 reports and a total of 16 positions per day (±2000 reports)
1 reports and a total of 1 position per day (±3650 reports)
battery life span 2.2 years
battery life span 3.2 years
battery life span 3.6 years
battery life span 4.2 years
battery life span 5.0 years
battery life span 5.5 years
battery life span 10 years
These life spans are estimated and depend on a lot of conditions like e.g. working temperature, time
needed to get a GPS fix etc.
Therefore it is of the utmost importance that the GTTS-2000Bi is placed horizontally with a clear view
to the sky above to obtain a GPS fix and Iridium network connection the shortest amount of time.
In no event GTTSystems B.V. will be liable for battery wear.
4 Replacement of the battery
If the battery needs to be replaced, we advice to return the GTTS-2000Bi to the service department of
your dealer.
Along with the battery, the gasket in the lid of the unit, shall also be replaced to ensure optimum
moisture ingress protection.
The dealer will either replace the battery and gasket in their own service department or have the unit
shipped to the service department of GTTSystems B.V. for refurbishment.
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5 Specifications
Physical
Size
Weight
Optional Magnets Weight
Magnets Holding Force
350x100x50 mm
1250 gr.
180
1080 N (~108 Kg)
Environmental
Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature
Humidity
-35..+65 C
-35..+25 C
Relative 100%
Electrical
Battery
5,8V / 15600mAh
Power consumption
Sleep: ±160 µA
Estimated Nr. Of Transmission from ±2000 - 10000
1 Battery
Sensors
Motion Sensor
Ferro Detector
used to control reporting frequency
used as turn on/off switch and
removal/sabotage detector
Satellite
Iridium Constellation
Frequency
Transmission
Communication
Iridium RX/TX Antenna
True Global Coverage
1616 - 1626.5 MHz
Short Burst Data TDMA/FDMA
Direct IP and/or E-mail
integrated Patch Antenna
GPS
Accuracy
GPS RX Antenna
20 channels Sirf III
1.8 m CEP(95)
integrated Patch Antenna
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