ATTI Shadow Tracker Premier Instruction manual

ATTI Shadow Tracker Premier Instruction manual
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Advanced Tracking Technologies, Inc.
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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Notification
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference when the equipment operates in a commercial environment.
Properly shielded and grounded cables and connectors must be used in
order to meet FCC emission limits.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause
harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the
interference at his own expense.
Only peripherals certified to comply with the Class A limits may be
attached to this device. Operation with non-certified peripherals or
peripherals not recommended by Advanced Tracking Technologies, Inc.
is likely to result in interference to radio and television reception.
Unauthorized changes or modifications could void the user's authority to
operate the equipment.
This device must be operated as supplied by Advanced Tracking
Technologies, Inc.. Any changes or modifications made to the device
without the express written approval of Advanced Tracking Technologies,
Inc. may void the user's authority to operate the device.
Advanced Tracking Technologies, Inc. is not responsible for any radio or
television interference caused by using other than recommended cables
and connectors or by unauthorized changes or modifications to this
equipment.
CAUTION: The Shadow Tracker Premier has maximum
transmitted output power of 200mW. It is required that the
transmit antenna (located inside the Shadow Tracker™ Premier)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction to MobilEyes™ ......................................... 1
Connecting the Unit
Mounting and Placement
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2
Connecting Power ..................................................... 3
Wiring Instructions .....................................................
3
Status Indicator Lights
..................................................... 4
GPS Antenna .................................................................
5
Downloading GPS Data ............................................... 5
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INTRODUCTION
Introduction to Mobile Eyes™
Thank you for purchasing Shadow Tracker™, the cornerstone of the
MobilEyes™ vehicle tracking system from Advanced Tracking
Technologies, Incorporated. MobilEyes™ is a unique hardware and
software combination, used for the tracking needs of today’s mobile
workforce.
The Shadow Tracker™ Premier uses a stationary system of satellites
placed around the globe in orbit by the Department of Defense (DOD).
Signals received from one satellite are compared to signals of three
others in view. The small differences in reception can be used to
The Shadow Tracker™ Premier is designed to install easily into a vehicle
and use the vehicles electrical system for its power source. The unit
gathers and stores vital GPS data which is downloaded into the
application software providing detailed distance, location and time
information necessary for accurately monitoring your mobile staff.
1
Connecting the Unit
Mounting and Placement
The Premier mobile unit may be mounted in any desired location as long
as the following conditions are met:
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The Shadow Tracker™ Premier mobile unit is not weather proof
and therefore must be installed into the vehicles passenger cabin
or any other location that is protected from moisture and extreme
temperatures.
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The Shadow Tracker™ Premier mobile unit must not be mounted
in direct sunlight.
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It is required that the transmit antenna (located inside the Shadow
Tracker™ Premier) be kept at least 23 cm away from any nearby
persons in order to satisfy FCC RF exposure requirements.
Mounting devices used and the specific location of the Shadow Tracker™
Premier in the vehicle is left to the discretion of the installer.
Note: The Shadow Tracker™ Premier unit contains a 900mhz transceiver
that could interfere with other sensitive electronic equipment
2
Connecting Power
Careful attention should be given when making connections to the GPS
antenna and power connectors on the Shadow Tracker™ Premier mobile
tracking unit to prevent damage to the connectors.
The Shadow Tracker™ Premier unit uses the vehicle's electrical system for
its power source. The unit connects to the vehicles electrical system
using the included wiring harness part no. A-40266.
Wiring Instructions
Using the included wiring harness, part number A-40266, connect the
Shadow Tracker™ Premier unit to the vehicles electrical system as follows.
The RED wire must be connected to a CONSTANT 12-volt positive power
source; it MUST have power even when the vehicle is turned off. The
BLUE wire should be connected to a switched 12-volt power source, it
should have power ONLY when the vehicle is running and NOT when the
vehicle is turned off. This tells the Premier unit that the vehicle is turned
off verifying that the vehicle must be stopped. If you cannot locate a
switched power source then the BLUE wire must be connected to the
constant power source as the RED wire.
Note: If the BLUE wire is connected to a continuous power source then
the stop reporting may not be as accurate. The BLUE wire MUST be
connected to a power source, either constant or switched or the
Premier unit will NOT collect GPS data.
The BLACK wire must be connected to a 12-volt ground source.
Note: If the unit is left powered on and the vehicle is not driven for an
extended time period it is possible for the vehicles battery to be
drained to a point where the vehicle may have trouble starting. If
this happens over a normal two-day weekend there are steps that
can be taken to extend this vehicle idle time. Please contact ATTI
Tech Support for help in solving this type of problem. If the vehicle
is to be idle for an extended time period (i.e. maintenance or
repairs) you may wish to disconnect the Shadow Tracker™ Premier
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Status Indicator Lights
Once power is properly connected the Power and GPS LED lights, located
on the front panel of the Shadow Tracker™ Premier, will become
illuminated.
The Power LED will be red when the unit is receiving power. When the
The GPS LED indicator will be green when satellite information is being
acquired.
The GPS LED will be red when no satellites are visible and the unit is
unable to successfully track its position. If this occurs on a regular basis
you may need to reposition the GPS antenna.
Upon the initial power up or after extended periods of non-use, it may
take up to 10 minutes for the unit to acquire a satellite signal. Once the
unit has acquired, if power to the unit is turned off and on, the
acquisition time will normally be less than one minute.
Note: If the unit does not successfully power up, refer to the trouble
shooting section located at the back of the manual. The unit
4
GPS Antenna
An active GPS antenna is required, and must be connected to the Shadow
Tracker™ Premier for GPS data collection to occur. Each Shadow
Tracker™ Premier comes equipped with an active, external magneticmount GPS antenna. (An optional suction mount is also available.)
The GPS antenna should be placed in a location that provides adequate
reception of the GPS satellite signal. Upon initial power up, the unit may
take up to 10 minutes to acquire the satellite signal. After the Premier
unit is connected, powered on, and has acquired the satellite signal watch
the GPS LED light for several minutes to verify that the selected antenna
location is providing adequate continuous signal reception, the LED
should remain GREEN. If the LED changes to RED then you should try
moving the antenna to a different location until the LED remains GREEN
for several minutes.
For best tracking results, it is recommended that you mount the antenna
in a place that has an unobstructed view of the sky.
Warning: Attaching a passive GPS antenna will result in damage to this
device. Crimping or cutting the GPS antenna cable may cause
damage to the antenna and/or the Shadow Tracker™ Premier
unit.
Downloading GPS Data
The Shadow Tracker™ Premier unit does not require removal from the
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Safety and Care
Safety
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Do not place where spills can occur on the unit.
Do not place the unit near a heating device.
Do not place the unit in direct sunlight.
Do not subject the unit to electrical shock.
Do not pour liquid onto the unit.
Do not apply any physical pressure to the unit.
Do not place anything heavy on the unit.
Do not leave any objects on top.
Do not disassemble the unit or any of its components.
Do not scratch, twist, hit, or push the surface of the LED.
Do not use the unit when temperatures are below -40C or above
70C.
Always use the designated AC or DC adapter provided with the
unit to avoid the risk of fire or damage to this unit.
Do not disassemble the unit or any component of the product.
Use only power cables or antennas provided by Advanced
Tracking Technologies, Inc.™.
Caring for the Shadow Tracker™ Premier
Occasionally the Shadow Tracker™ Premier needs to be cleaned. Use the
following precautions.
Cleaning of the Shadow Tracker™ Premier unit
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Use a soft cloth to wipe the exterior.
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Do not use an alkaline detergent.
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Do not use alcohol on the unit case.
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Avoid excessive moisture when cleaning the unit.
Care of the antenna:
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Do not crimp or cut the GPS antenna cable.
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Do not place heavy objects on the antenna
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Do not pull on the antenna connections or connectors
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Specifications and Features
Shadow Tracker™ Premier at a glance
Height
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1.23 in.
Width:
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3.50 in.
Length:
.......................................................................................... 6.18 in.
Weight:
Shadow Tracker™ Premier
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10.00 oz
Magnetic mount antenna for transceiver
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12.40 oz
GPS Antenna
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2.6 oz.
Current draw transmitting:
.............................................................. 350ma @ 12v
Current draw receiving:
..................................................................... 300ma @ 12v
Allowable voltage range:
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9v to 15v DC
Normal operating voltage:
.............................................................. 12v DC
Time-To-First-Fix
Satellite
Acquisition
State
Warm
Initialized
Cold
Frozen
Typical
(minutes)
0.03
0.8
2.0
(*)
90%
Probable
(minutes)
0.4
1.0
2.5
(*)
Note: Times are valid at 25 degrees Celsius with no satellite signal
blockage.
(*)= Frozen start is considered to be a recovery mode.
An "out-of-the-box" board that has not operated for a significant
amount of time (months) may approximate this state because the data in
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TroubleShooting
Problem
Action
Unit LED does not
turn Red or Green.
!Make sure the
connection is made
to the back of the
Unit LED will not
turn green. Unit is
not receiving GPS
signal.
!Check antenna
connection
!Make sure the
antenna cable is not
crimped or cut .
!Reposition the
antenna.
Although rare, time may appear distorted while a Shadow Tracker™
Premier is stationary for long periods of time. Data may appear as if the
unit has wandered for short distances and/or brief periods of time. This
is due to the DOD’s procedure of Selective Activation (SA). In addition,
there may be other atmospheric circumstances which could cause the
Shadow Tracker™ data to be unreliable and are beyond our control.
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Shadow Tracker™ Premier
Hardware Manual
Manual Number: M-21225
Revision: 7/01/2003
TM
Advanced Tracking Technologies Inc.
P.O. Box 168
Sugar Land, Texas 77487
Tel: (713) 353-6065
Fax: (713) 353-6050
www.AdvanTrack.com
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