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RavTrack PC
RavTrack PC AVL/Tracking
Software Application
RavTrack™ PC by Raveon is a PC application for displaying, tracking, alarming,
and logging the activity of GX and GS GPS Transponders.
This easy-to use PC application graphically shows the location and status of
cars, trucks, people, or anything equipped with RavTrack Transponders. The
displayed map may be any graphic image, bitmap, or .jpg.
RavTrack PC Features:
The features below are what make a RavTrack PC the right choice for real-time
tracking:
1)
Real-time. See where your vehicles are NOW, not a few minutes ago.
Position and status updates are available as quickly as every second. No
other UHF tracking system has as fast an update rate as RavTrack.
2)
In the Office or In the Field. Track your vehicles and assets at field
offices, temporary work sites, remote locations, or in the office. The
RavTrack PC is a complete stand-alone tracking system. No server
required. No Internet required. No satellite required. A single PC and a
Raveon RV-M7 GPS transponder is all that is required. The map on the
display may be any graphics image, scanned map, or photo you choose.
3)
Visualize your Operation. The displayed map can be your city, or your
construction site, or your park, or your Golf Course, or your city. See
where people are, or should be. See where they aren’t and should.
RavTrack PC can show you your business in a way no voice system can.
Zoom and switch between different maps with a click of the mouse.
4)
Geo-Fence monitoring. RavTrack PC users may create geo-fences on
the map around areas like keep-out zones, off-limit areas, must-patrol
areas, and environmentally sensitive areas, and then have the system
alert when geo-fence rules are violated.
5)
One-Click status. Tracking is one thing it does well, but do you want to
know status also? One-click on an icon on the map or click an entry in
the tracked-object table, and the user can see complete vehicle status
including location, distance, heading, velocity, I/O status, temperature,
voltage, altitude, and radio signal strength.
6)
Custom Alerts. Knowledge is power, and RavTrack PC gives you the
power over your moving assets. Know where they are, when they move,
how-long they are idle, or if they are miss-used. The RavTrack PC
operator can be alerted to various transponder-specific events such as
speeding, proximity to Points of Interest, Geo-fence violations, and digital
input status.
7)
Database Driven. The information on all units being tracked is stored in a
Microsoft Access SQL database. All movements and events are logged in
a separate MS Access SQL database. Users may use Access and other
SQL tools to create custom reports or interface with the data in real-time.
8)
Single or Multi-User. The software may be run in a single-user stand
alone configuration on one PC, or operated in a multi-user configuration
where multiple RavTrack PC users can monitor the system and create
their won alarms.
9)
Log Replay The user may select log entries to replay on the map, to
show the past location and status information.
10) Up to 6 radio Channels. Expand the coverage with multiple radio
channels. RavTrack PC will allow up to 6 radios to be connected to one
PC, so up to 6 different RF channels may be utilized in the same area, or
linked in via remote sites.
11) Low Cost Transponders. The highly integrated RV-M7 series GPS
Transponder has a radio, modem, and GPS in one assembly. The perunit cost is lower than any other UHF AVL product on the market. There
is no cost for a wireless carrier or satellite provider.
12) Secure. All position transmissions are encrypted, so that only radios with
the same pass-key code can communicate. The pass-key itself cannot be
read out of the radio, so even a stolen radios will not make the system
less secure. The RavTrack PC program is also administrator-rights
protected, allowing a view-only user mode, and total-control for the
administrator.
13) Filtered View. RavTrack PC’s powerful display filtering allows the
operator to filter the tracked vehicle list and the displayed icons on the
map by over a dozen different parameters such as displaying only moving
vehicles, or alarming vehicles, or stationary vehicles, low-battery
conditions, or emergency personnel, or ignition on.
14) Advanced Features. Advanced features are configured when the
Transponder is installed. The RavTrack Transponders have alarm inputs,
status output pins for specialized applications.
All RavTrack GX Transponders report position, velicity, time, temperature,
voltage, altitude, I/O status, alarms, GPS signal quality, and radio signal
quality in each transmission, so the system operator has enormous
visibility to the status and location of his tracked objects.
15) ESRI Shape Files. ESRI shape files may be imported and overlaid on the
map.
RavTrack PC Specifications:
Map Files
Any .jpg, .tiff, geo-tiff, or .gif graphics file
Photos, scanned maps, or screen captures may be used
User may easily switch between available maps stored on local hard drive
Comes with standard database of icons to display tracked objects
Supplied utility to calibrate user maps
Raveon map calibration service available
User may add custom icons to map file.
DataBases
Tracked Objects: Microsoft Access. One record for each tracked M7 Transponder.
Fields:
ID, Name, Status, Time, Date of last report, Lat, Lon, Altitude, Alerts, Speed, Direction,
Inputs, GPS status, Icon used, Voltage, Temperature, Radio Signal Strength
System Log File: Microsoft Access. One record for each position report received over the air.
Fields:
Entry Number, ID, Status, Time, Date, Lat, Lon, Alerts, Speed, Altitude,
Inputs, UTC time, Voltage, Temperature, RSSI, Operator Text
System Log Filter: Log all activity or log only moving objects.
Map Home Location
Center map on current position as reported by local GPS
Center map on a fixed lat-lon
Optionally draw circles around home location
On-click to re-center map on home location
Alerts Triggers (rule based):
Zone alert. entering or leaving a geo-fence
Low battery
Speeding
Idling too long
Stopped
Proximity to points of Interest on the map
Distance from home location
Alert Actions
Message box pop-up showing ID and rule that caused the alert
Play a .wav file
Send an email
Execute a shell program
Communications:
Radio Interface......................................................................................RS232 COM port
Maximum number of channels (open Com Ports): ...............................6
Com port numbers supported ...............................................................1-16
Protocols ................................................................................. Raveon $PRAVE, NMEA 0182
RavTrack PC Screen Shots:
Main Screen.
Rule Edit Screen
System Configuration
Screens
Radio Channel
Configuration
Tracked Vehicle Information
Load Historical Log Data
to Map
For More Information
For more information about this or any
other Raveon product, call in the U.S.A. 1760-727-8004 or visit us a
www.ravtrack.com.
Raveon Technologies
Corporation
2780 La Mirada Drive, Suite C
Vista, CA 92081
Phone: +1-760-727-8004
Fax: +1-760-598-8004
RV-M7-U-GX
M7 GX Transponder
UHF Tracking Radio/Modem
The heart of Raveon’s Real-time Tracking Solution is the M7 GX GPS
transponder—a 1/2-5 watt UHF wireless modem with built in GPS,
NMEA input/output, and radio modem. An optional IP65 weatherproof
enclosure is also available. For use in AVL and asset tracking
applications, see www.ravtrack.com for a complete list of Raveon’s GPS
enabled products.
P r e l i m i n a r y P r o d u c t O ve r vi ew
The RavTrack™ Transponder lets you quickly locate: your co-workers, your trucks that break-down, your
rented-boats, your stolen vehicle, a drowsy driver, nearest help, lost people, and slow-moving golfers.
It is the fastest real-time GPS tracking transponder available. It uses commercial UHF radio channels
with no service fees, no monthly charges, and it works virtually anywhere.
Ap p l i c a t i o n s
Construction:
Know where all your equipment is, and how it is being used. Quickly locate anyone, as soon
as you drive onto the site.
Public Safety:
Know where your officers and first-responders are, ad who’s closest to the scene. See the
tactical situation in real-time, so you can respond instead of reacting.
Mining:
Watch your machinery at work, monitoring for improper speed, location, and usage.
Vehicle Monitor:
Track vehicles in real-time, monitor speed, door sensors, voltage, and operator behavior. Use
the M7 GX for tracking, emergency location, and theft recovery.
Off-road Racing:
Quickly know where your chase truck and race-car are. Find them fast if it breaks or is stolen.
Parks and Golf:
Easily locate all other vehicles in the park or golf-course. The location display may be in any
vehicle, at the ranger-station, or even with a hand-held GPS.
Marine:
Track all the vessels in your rental fleet, and ensure they are not abused, stolen, or misplaced.
RADAR display can be used to display M7 position AND status.
www.raveontech.com
Technical Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Features
Long-Range Operation
Over-The-Air Diagnostics
Operating in the UHF 450-470MHz frequency
band, the M7 GX Transponder can communicate as
far as 50 miles (depending upon terrain). All M7
GX Transponders also can store-and-forward repeat
for wide-area coverage.
The configuration and operation of a M7 GX may be
remotely tested using over-the-air commands from any
other M7 in the system.
Real-time.
Position and status updates are available as
quickly as every second. No other tracking system
has as fast an update rate as RavTrack.
Secure
All position reports are 128-bit AES encrypted for secure
communications. No other radio modem, Raveon’s or
otherwise, will be able to listen in or monitor positions
without knowing the security key.
Very Low Power Consumption
Complete.
Everything needed to track a vehicle or asset is
provided. No secondary services like Internet,
cell-service, GPRS, Edge, SMS, or satellite service
is needed. Raveon is your one-stop-shop for a
complete Tracking system.
The M7 GX Transponder has some of the lowest powerconsumption numbers in the industry.
A remotely
controlled sleep mode allows it to be active and consume
almost no power at all and an external “Ignition Sense”
input is provided to remotely turn on/off the product and
not loose GPS ephemeral data.
Flexible Reporting
Rugged and Weather Proof
The M7 GX may be configured to transmit
position and status reports at pre-set time
intervals(programmable), when it has moved a
certain distance(programmable), when an I/O
changes, or a combination of these.
Available with optional IP65
rated weatherproof connections
and enclosure. (-WX option), al
models include protection against
damage from over-temperature,
high VSWR, and reverse voltage.
No monthly charges.
Because no external services are required, there
are no recurring costs for a RavTrack system.
Works Everywhere.
RavTrack does not rely upon public wireless
services, so RavTrack systems work in rural areas,
mines, mountains, foreign countries, and deserts.
Simple to Interface
The M7 GX Transponder is very simple to use and
works with a multitude of other software, plotters,
and GPS displays including:
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Lowrance GPS displays and navigation
Garmin hand-held GPSs
Any GPS with an RS-232 NMEA interface
RavTrack PC software by Raveon
Marine Radar Displays
Your own custom application.
High Speed and High Efficiency
The M7 GX Transponder operates with fast over the air data
rates of 4800 to 19200bps. Its fast-switching radio enables
it to send up to 20 position-transmissions per second.
Proximity Alerts
Each M7 GX may be configured to transmit and alert, as
well as signal an output circuit whenever it is in proximity
of another M7 GX. Used for collision avoidance or theft
security.
For More Information
For more information about this or any other Raveon
product, call in the U.S.A. 1-760-727-8004 or visit us a
www.raveontech.com.
For details on all of Raveon’s AVL and Tracking products,
please visit our RavTrack web site at www.ravtrack.com.
Ra ve o n T e ch n ol og i es Co r po r at i o n
2780 La Mirada Drive, Suite C
Vista, CA 92081
Phone: +1-760-727-8004
Fax: +1-760-598-8004
Copyright Raveon Technologies Corp, 2006
All rights reserved
Email: sales@raveontech.com
Version A2. Printed in the USA
Technical Specifications are subject to change without notice.
How It Works
Fastest real-time location updates in the industry.
The M7 GX Transponder has many technological advantages over conventional tracking
radios. These include:
Advanced modulation:
Most tracking radios operate at 1200 or 2400 baud over the air.
The M7 series operate at 4-8X that speed using CPFSK2/4
modulation for data rates as high as 19.2K over the air.
TDMA Channel Access:
TDMA (Tim-Division Multiplexing) is built in every M7 GX
radio modem. With TDMA, 100 vehicles may be tracked with
10-second updates, and no RF interference. Even when using a
repeater!
Data Compression:
All location transmissions are compressed, allowing not only
location to be sent, but also voltage, temperature, input status,
speed, direction, and time to be sent – and still take less airtime than most radios use to transmit their position.
Easy to use, and the M7 GX does it all.
The M7 GX Transponder may be user-configured for a variety of applications. One simple
command is used to program it to work in any of these configurations:
Transponder:
The M7 GX will periodically transmit its location, along with voltage, temperature,
input status, speed, direction, and UTC time. It powers-down he radio and GPS
when not in use, reducing its average current draw to less than 30mA.
GPS Display:
The M7 GX will periodically transmit its location, along with voltage, temperature,
input status, speed, direction, and UTC time. It will also receive the location of other
M7 GX radios in its radio range for display on a GPS plotter or hand-held GPS
connected to the M7 GX’s NMEA RS-232 interface.
RavTrack PC:
The RV-M7 will periodically transmit its location. It will also output the location of
other RV-M7 radios in its radio range for display on the RavTrack PC software
program.
Plotter Display: If you already have a gps plotter, you may connect it to the RV-M7 with the –LX
option. This gives the unit all the features of the –GX version with the GPS, but uses
your GPS NMEA data feed as the source for its GPS signal. It will output the location
of other M7 GX radios in its radio range for display on a GPS plotter or hand-held
GPS connected to the RV-M7’s NMEA RS-232 interface.
Repeater:
Any M7 GX may also be a store-and-forward repeater. With a 3mS attack time, the
repeated signal has only milliseconds of latency, and coverage can be 10s of miles.
Ra ve o n T e ch n ol og i es Co r po r at i o n
2780 La Mirada Drive, Suite C
Vista, CA 92081
Phone: +1-760-727-8004
Fax: +1-760-598-8004
Copyright Raveon Technologies Corp, 2006
All rights reserved
Email: sales@raveontech.com
Version A2. Printed in the USA
Technical Specifications are subject to change without notice.
General Specifications
Transmitter Specifications
Model:
RV-M7-Ux-GX (x=band) (oo=options)
Size:
5.0 X 3.76W X 0.95H
Weight:
6 oz
Input Voltage:
9.5 – 16 VDC
Current draw:
GPS tracking, 1min updates: <30mA
GPS tracking, 10sec updates: <80mA
GPS and radio receiving data: <120mA
Transmitting data:
(2.7A @ 5w, 1.2A @ 2W typical)
Sleep (<25mA), Ignition off: ( <10mA)
Frequency Bands:
A
403-434MHz (for export)
419-440MHz (for export)
B
C
450-480MHz (for US channels)
D
470-512MHz (for export)
Serial Port Baud Rates (programmable)
1.2k, 2.4k, 4.8k, 9.6k, 19.2k, 38.4k, 57.6k, 115.2k
Over-the-air baud rates (programmable)
-N 4.8k, 5142, 8K,9.6k
-W 4.8k, 8k, 9.6k, 19.2k
Operating Mode
Simplex or Half-duplex
Full Spec Operating Temperature range
-30°C to +60°C
TX-RX and RX-TX turn-around time
<3mS
Wake-up time
<500mS from OFF
<5mS from Sleep
Front Panel LEDs
Power
Status (Carr Det, TX, mode…)
RF I/O Connector
BNC (Female) (TNC on –WX version)
Power Cable
Raveon P/N: 1C738-1
Addressing
Individual address:
65,536
Options:
Waterproof Enclosure
-WX option
RF Power Output ........................... 500mW – 5.0 W
programmable
Maximum Duty Cycle ............... 100% @ 2W to 40C, 25%
@5W
(100% w/ optional
heat sink)
RF Bandwidth .....................................20MHz no-tune
TX Spurious outputs .......................... < -70dBc
Occupied Bandwidth ......................... Per FCC
FCC Emissions Designator................ 11K0F1D (-N)
Frequency Stability............................. Better than ±1.5ppm
Receiver Specifications
RX sensitivity (.1% BER)....................9600bps
108dBm
4800bps
116dB
RF No-tune bandwidth......................20MHz
Alternate Channel Selectivity ...........-65dB
Blocking and spurious rejection .......-75dB
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Interface Specifications
S e ri a l In t e r fa ce P o rt
Connector Type
IO Voltage Levels
RX and TX data
Word length
Format
Modem handshake signals
NMEA messages:
DB-9
RS-232
Transparent Async
7 or 8 bits
N, O, or E
RTS, CTS, CD
TTL, GLL, WPT
U se r C on fi g u ra b l e P a ra m e t e rs ( o ve rvi e w)
Channel Number and Operating Frequency
Unit Address:
0001 thru 9999
Baud Rate, parity, stop bits
GPS Update Rate:
1 – 9999 Seconds
GPS report on movement:
0 – 9999 Meters
GPS report on digital in
Enable/disable
Digital Inputs (Gen Purpose or alarm) 2
Digital Outputs
1
Store-and-forward Repeating configuration
Encryption keyphrase
128 bits
LEDs operation or disabled
Auto Status report on/off and interval.
Read DC voltage, current, forward RF power, VSWR
Remote PING
Serial Port Format: (NMEA, RavTrack PC, RADAR TLL,
or Lowrance
Plotter)
Ra ve o n T e ch n ol og i es Co r po r at i o n
2780 La Mirada Drive, Suite C
Vista, CA 92081
Phone: +1-760-727-8004
Fax: +1-760-598-8004
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Copyright Raveon Technologies Corp, 2006
All rights reserved
Email: sales@raveontech.com
Version A2. Printed in the USA