ATTI Shadow Tracker Premier Specification

ATTI Shadow Tracker Premier Specification
Quick Start
Users Guide
Shadow Tracker
Premier Base
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Advanced Tracking Technologies, Inc.
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Copyright © 2003, Advanced Tracking Technologies, Inc.
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permission of Advanced Tracking Technologies, Inc.
ATTI, Advanced Tracking Technologies and Shadow Tracker are
registered trademarks of Advanced Tracking Technologies, Inc.
Microsoft, Windows and the Windows logo are registered trademarks
of the Microsoft Corporation.
Pentium is the registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
All other trademarks and brand names are the property of their
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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Notification
This device contains Transmitter Module FCC ID: PHO-CDR915 and
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.
FCC RF Exposure Statement
This device complies with FCC radiation exposure limits as set forth
for an uncontrolled environment.
This device should be installed and operated with a minimum
separation distance of 20 cm between the radiator and your body.
FCC Compliance Warning
Changes or modifications to the Premier Base not expressly approved
by Advanced Tracking Technologies, Inc. could void the user's
authority to operate this product.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
help.
Minimum System Requirements
Windows® 95, 98, NT (Service Pack 6 or higher),2000 (Service Pack 3
or higher), ME
PentiumII® - 350 Mhz (or higher recommended)
32 MB min. (64 MB recommended)
850 MB of free Hard Drive space
CD-ROM
SVGA Monitor
Windows® compatible printer (color recommended)
Open 9 pin Com port
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
Getting Started ………….......................................... 1
Hardware Components …..........................................
2
Software Install Types
StandAlone …………................................................ 4
Client/Server
…............................................................ 4
Software Installation
Begin Installation
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Default Login and Password........................................
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Software Settings
Adding the Tracking Units
….......................................... 8
Set Base Configuration …..........................................
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Adding Driver/Employee Information ............................
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Adding Vehicle Information ........................................
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Assigning the Tracker to a Vehicle
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Assigning the Driver/Employee to a Vehicle
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Specifications and Features ….................................... 18
Technical Support ..........................................................
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Appendix 1
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INTRODUCTION
GETTING STARTED
This Users Guide has been designed to provide you with a clear and
comprehensive overview of the following:
1. How to install your Shadow Tracker™Professional software
program as either an Premier Base Standalone or Premier Base
Client/Server install type.
2. How to add and validate the Shadow Tracker™Premier unit(s) to
the software.
3. How to setup and configure the Premier Base.
4. How to add the necessary driver and vehicle information to the
Shadow Tracker™Professional software.
When these four steps are completed and the Shadow
Tracker™Premier unit(s) have been installed in the vehicles, you will
be ready to begin collecting and processing the GPS data for your
vehicles.
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INTRODUCTION
HARDWARE COMPONENTS
You should have the following items before you begin Setup.
Premier Base
Base radio unit
6 ft. RS-232 cable
A/C power supply 12v
Dipole radio antenna
PN#
PN#
PN#
PN#
H-93101
G-40120
A-40103
G-39271
Shadow Tracker™Premier
Mobile tracking unit
Download/Validation cable
A/C power supply 12v
PN# H-71585
PN# D-38105
PN# A-40106
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INTRODUCTION
Base radio unit
H-93101
6 ft. RS-232 cable
G-40120
Dipole radio antenna
G-39271
A/C power suppy 12v
A-40103
Mobile tracking unit
H-71585
Download/Validation cable
D-38105
A/C power supply 12v
A-40106
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SOFTWARE INSTALL TYPES
Shadow Tracker™Professional software can be installed as either a
non-networked Standalone or as a networked Client/Server
installation. The software can be installed on any computer which
meets the minimum system requirements.
STANDALONE
A Standalone install places all of the software on one computer.
If you intend to install Shadow Tracker™ Professional software as a
StandAlone system and intend to download wireless and non-wireless
tracking units, it is recommended that the computer you use have a
least (2) open 9-pin Com ports. One used exclusively for the
Premier Base and the second used to handle the non-wireless
downloads.
CLIENT/SERVER
A Client/Server install places the Mapping and Reporting software on
the Client Computer and the Administrative tools and Databases are
installed onto the Server Computer.
If you intend to install the software as a Client/Server system, the
computer on which you install the Server system will need at least (1)
open 9-pin Com port for the Premier Base. If you intend to
download non-wireless tracking units as well, this will be performed
using the Client system. The Client Computer will need (1) open 9pin Com port.
STEPS TO INSTALL THE CLIENT/SERVER SYSTEM
If you are performing a Client/Server system install it must be
performed in the following order:
1. Install the Server system on the Server Computer.
2. On the Server Computer, enable the Shadow
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SOFTWARE INSTALL TYPES
Tracker™Professional program folder (STRT- default location:
C:\Program Files\STRT) as a shared network resource. (top right)
3. Before installing the Client system, on the Client Computer, map a
drive letter to the shared Shadow Tracker™Professional
program folder on the Server Computer from step 2. (below)
4. Install the Client system on the Client Computer.
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SOFTWARE INSTALLATION
BEGIN INSTALLATION
1. Insert the Shadow Tracker™Professional software CD into the
CD-ROM drive of your computer.
2. From the Windows Desktop click Start, then click Run...
3. In Open: type the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive and
":\Setup.exe”
(example - D:\Setup.exe.).
Or click Browse and navigate to the Setup.exe. (below)
4. Click OK to begin the installation and follow the instructions on
your screen.
5. Click Next at the Welcome screen.
6. Click Yes to accept the License Agreement.
7. At the Registration screen enter your Name, Company and the
Product CD-Key (located on the rear of the CD case) in the space
provided. Click Next.
8. Select your Install type: Client System, Server System or Shadow
Tracker™ StandAlone, click Next.
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SOFTWARE INSTALLATION
9. Click Next to accept the default location for the Shadow
Tracker™Professional program (recommended) or click Browse
and select another folder. Setup will begin.
Note: If you are installing the Client system, you will be prompted
to set the “Server System program files data path”. Click Browse
and navigate to the mapped network drive that points to the STRT
folder you enabled as a shared network resource on the Server.
(below). Click Next.
10. When prompted click OK to reboot your computer. On reboot the
software installation will be complete.
DEFAULT LOGIN AND PASSWORD
To open a Shadow Tracker™ program:
From the Windows Desktop click Start, point to Programs, point to
Shadow Tracker™ Professional and click the program you wish to
open.
To gain access to the Administrator or Shadow
Tracker™Professional programs you need a user name and
password.
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SOFTWARE SETTINGS
ADDING THE TRACKING UNITS
Each tracking unit must be validated to the Shadow
Tracker™Professional software before you can begin collecting and
processing GPS and other data.
To add each unit:
1. Connect and power a Shadow Tracker™ Premier tracking unit to
your computer. (see Appendix 1)
2. Open the Administrator program.
Note: In a Client/Server system the Administrator program is
located on the Server Computer.
From the Windows Desktop click Start, point to Programs, point to
Shadow Tracker™ Professional, click Administrator.
3. Log into the program using the default username and password.
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SOFTWARE SETTINGS
Click ATTI.
(above)
4. Click Shadow Tracker™ from the menu bar and then click
Set Communications Port.
a) If you know the Com Port # the tracking unit is connected to:
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If the Com Port # displayed is correct, click Close to return
to the previous menu.
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If the Com Port # displayed is not correct, click Edit and
select the correct Com Port # from the drop-down menu.
Click Save and then click Close to return to the previous
menu.
b) If you Do Not know the Com Port #:
- Click Detect. Administrator will attempt to locate the
correct port.
Note: Make sure there are no other devices connected to any
other Com Ports when using the Detect feature. Do not attempt
to detect a port without a tracking unit connected to it.
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SOFTWARE SETTINGS
You will be given confirmation once the connection is
made. (below)
Click Close to return to the previous menu.
Important: Make a note of the Com Port # you use for this step.
This is the Com Port # that will be used to Set Base Configuration
on page 12.
5. From the Administrator program click Shadow Tracker™, click
Maintenance and then click Add Shadow Tracker™. (below left)
6. In the Tracker Maintenance window click Add. (above right)
Administrator will attempt to communicate with your unit and add
it to the database for future reference. When successfully
completed you will receive a confirmation message. (below)
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SOFTWARE SETTINGS
Connect each tracking unit one at a time and repeat the above
process until all of your tracking units have been validated for use.
7. When all of the tracking units have been successfully validated
they may be installed into their respective vehicles. Click Close to
exit Tracker Maintenance.
Important: Use the Premier Base System documentation you
received (below) to document which vehicle each tracking unit will
be installed into. It is also a good time to decide which
Driver/Employee will be assigned to which Vehicle. This will be
important in completing the remaining steps.
8. Disconnect the Download/Validation cable from the computer and
note which Com Port connection was used.
SET BASE CONFIGURATION
In a StandAlone system the Premier Base will be connected to the
StandAlone Computer. In a Client/Server system the Premier Base
will be connected to the Server Computer.
In order to establish communications with your Premier Base the
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SOFTWARE SETTINGS
Administrator program will need to know which Com Port # will be
used to connect to the Premier Base.
1. Connect and power the Premier Base to your computer. (see
Appendix 2)
Important: Be sure to connect the RS-232 Serial connection cable
to the same Com Port connection you used to add the tracking
units.
2. From the Administrator program click Shadow Tracker™, click
Maintenance and then click Base Unit Configuration.
3. Refer to your Premier Base System documentation to make the
following Base Unit Configuration settings. (below)
Packet Size:
Should be left at the default setting of “70”, unless
instructed to adjust by ATTI Technical Support.
ComPort:
Select the Com Port # being used to connect to the
Premier Base from the drop-down menu.
Number of Units:
Enter the number of Shadow Tracker™ Premier
units included in your system.
Radio Group: From the drop-down menu select the Radio Group
number listed in your Premier Base System
documentation.
Radio Address:
From the drop-down menu select the Base Radio
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SOFTWARE SETTINGS
The last step to complete your system is to setup your
Driver/Employee information and Vehicle information into the Shadow
Tracker™ Professional software.
When the data from the Shadow Tracker™ Premier is extracted, the
Driver/Vehicle relationships you define here will be used to display the
GPS tracking data on the map and in reports. For more detailed
information regarding this section, please refer to the Shadow
Tracker™ Professional software manual.
Note: In a Client/Server system, this portion of the setup can be
accessed through the Client system only.
ADDING DRIVER/EMPLOYEE INFORMATION
1. Open the Shadow Tracker™ Professional software.. From the
Windows Desktop click Start, point to Programs, point to Shadow
Tracker™ Professional, click Shadow Tracker™.
2. Log into the program using the default username and password.
Click Start.
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SOFTWARE SETTINGS
(below)
3. From the program menu bar click File, point to Open and click
Employee
Records.
4. Click File and then click New Employee.
5. Add the appropriate information for the Driver/Employee. (below)
Click Save.
Repeat this process for each Driver/Employee. When you are finished
click File and Exit to close Employee Records.
ADDING VEHICLE INFORMATION
Each vehicle must be assigned to a group. You can have multiple
groups of vehicles or just one.
1. From the program menu bar click File, point to Open and click
Vehicle Records.
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SOFTWARE SETTINGS
2. To create a Group, click File and then click New Group. Indicate a
Group Name, Description and select a color to display on the map
for the group.
Click Save. (below)
3. Once you have all of the groups you need, you may begin adding
the vehicles. Click File and then click New Vehicle/Equipment
from the menu bar. In the New Vehicle window fill in the
necessary information regarding each vehicle. Click Save. (below)
ASSIGNING THE TRACKER TO A VEHICLE
Once the Vehicle record has been saved it must be assigned to a
Shadow Tracker™ Premier unit.
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SOFTWARE SETTINGS
1. Open the vehicle record you just created by clicking the License
number in the Vehicle Records window. (below)
2. In the Edit A Vehicle window select the tracker serial number to be
assigned to this vehicle. Click the down arrow beside the Tracker
# text box and click the correct serial number. (below) Click Save
and then click Close.
3. Repeat this process until a Vehicle Record has been created for
each vehicle and each Vehicle Record has been assigned to the
appropriate Shadow Tracker™ Premier.
Note: When making these selections, refer to the Premier Base
System documentation you modified earlier to track which Vehicle
each tracking unit would be installed into.
ASSIGNING THE DRIVER/EMPLOYEE TO A VEHICLE
In order to view historical tracks and create reports, it is necessary to
create a record of which Driver/Employee will be assigned to which
Vehicle for a given time frame. This is called Vehicle Issue.
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SOFTWARE SETTINGS
1. From the Vehicle Records window click File and then click Vehicle
Issue.
Note: When making these selections, refer to the Premier Base
System documentation you modified earlier to track which
Driver/Employee would be assigned to which Vehicle.
2. In the Vehicle Issue window click Add. Fill in the information to
associate an employee with each vehicle. Select a vehicle License
and a Driver from the drop down menus. In Date from: the date
entered should be at least one day prior to when you began
collecting data with the tracking unit. Usually Date thru: is set for
one year after Date from:. Time from: should be 00:00:00 and Time
thru: set to 23:59:00 to cover the entire day (below). Click Save.
3. Repeat this process until all of the Driver/Employees have been
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SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
Premier Base SPECIFICATIONS
Length .................................................................... 7.3 inches
Width .................................................................... 5.0 inches
Height .................................................................... 1.6 inches
Weight .................................................................... 12 ounces
Transmission Rate
............................................... 902-908 mHZ
Peak Current ...................................................... 350mA
Memory
.................................................................... 8 MB/800 travel
hours maximum
Wireless Data Download Rate ................................ 57600 baud
A/C Adapter
Input ............................................................. 120V AC 60Hz 9W
Output ............................................................. 12V DC 500mA
Depending upon your specific needs, ATTI offers a variety of antenna
packages and options that may increase or improve your coverage area.
For more information contact ATTI Sales.
Premier Base FEATURES
Automatic Historical Data Download
Supports up to 30 vehicles
Cost Effective
Shadow Tracker™ Professional Software supported
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SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
Shadow Tracker ™
Premier
PC
1
2
3
Mobile
Mem
Mode
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1. PC
Red:
The Premier Base is receiving data without the aid of
a computer.
Green: The Premier Base is connected to a computer and is
downloading its data into the software.
2. Mobile
Off:
Blinking:
Listening for mobile tracking units.
Extracting data from mobile tracking unit(s).
3. Mem
Red:
When the Premier Base memory is full, this light will
be red.
Green: Normal operating color is green.
4. Mode
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TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Technical Support is available Monday - Friday from 8AM - 5PM
Central Time*.
Please contact us at:
Main: (713) 353-6065
Tech: (713) 353-6020
Sales: (800) 279-0035
Fax:
(713) 353-6050
E-Mail: [email protected]
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APPENDIX 1
CONNECTING THE Shadow
Tracker™ Premier
To connect the Shadow Tracker™ Premier:
1. Connect one end of the Download/Validation cable (PN# D38105) to a Com Port on the computer.
Connect the other end to the connection marked “Terminal” on
the back of the tracking unit. (below)
2. Connect the A/C power supply 12v (PN# A-40106) into a 120v
wall socket.
Connect the other end to the connection marked “Power” on the
back of the tracking unit. (below)
Note: There are two instances when the Shadow Tracker™
Premier needs to be temporarily connected to the computer:
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Validating the Shadow Tracker™ Premier to the Shadow
Tracker™ Professional software.
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Utilizing the Com Port Detect feature in determining the Com
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APPENDIX 2
CONNECTING THE Premier
Base
To connect your Premier Base:
1. Connect and tighten the Dipole radio antenna (PN# G-39271) into
the back (below) of the Premier Base at the connection marked
“Ant”
2. On the StandAlone or Server Computer, connect one end of the 6
ft. RS-232 Serial connection cable (PN# G-40120) to the same
Com Port connection used to add the tracking units. (page 9)
Connect the other end to the connection marked “Com” on the
back of the Premier Base. Tighten securely.
3. Plug one end of the A/C power supply 12v (PN# A-40103) into a
wall socket.
Connect the other end to the connection marked “Power” on the
back of the
Premier Base. You should see the LED indicators on the unit
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APPENDIX 3
TROUBLESHOOUTING CHECKLIST
Minimum requirements for GPS Data collection by a Shadow
Tracker™ Premier mobile unit in the vehicle.
1. Constant 12 volt DC power to the RED wire. This can be verified by
looking at the LED lights on the front of the unit, are any LED's lit?
2. GPS satellite signal acquisition. This can be verified by looking at
the GPS LED. The LED will be RED when the unit has NOT acquired
a signal and it will be GREEN when the unit HAS acquired a signal.
If the GPS LED is RED check the location of the GPS antenna on the
vehicle, try moving to another location. Keep in mind that when
first powered on the unit may take up to 15 minutes to acquire a
GPS satellite signal
3. Switched ignition power to the blue reference wire. This can be
verified by connecting the direct connect harness to the Harness
Tester and verifying the RED LED is on when the vehicles ignition is
on and the vehicle is running.
Note: Some vehicle circuits are on timers meaning they will supply
power for a time then remove power. We recommend on problem
vehicles to actually drive the vehicle for at least two minutes
monitoring the LED lights on the Harness tester.
4. Vehicle speed must be above 9 miles per hour. This minimum
speed is adjustable but this should only be a concern on vehicles
such as street sweepers or other slow moving vehicles. Contact
Tech Support for help if you must adjust this setting.
Minimum requirements for Data Transmission from the Shadow
Tracker™ Premier mobile unit to the Premier Base.
The Shadow Tracker™ Premier mobile unit must simply be able to
connect wirelessly with the Premier Base. If the mobile unit contains
historical data and a radio link can be made between the mobile unit
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APPENDIX 3
and the Premier Base it will download.
To determine if a radio link is currently possible the Premier Base can
be put into monitor mode. This is done by running the PBase Activity
Monitor Utility program which can be found at "C:\Program
Files\Strt\Inboundwire\PbasMon.exe".
While in monitor mode note the Radio ID numbers on screen in the
PBase Activity Monitor program window, if the Radio ID is followed by
"wireless error" then the Premier Base is not currently able to connect
wirelessly with the mobile unit. Try moving the mobile unit closer to
the Premier Base. If the Radio ID number does not appear in the
PBase Activity Monitor program screen then the Premier Base may
not configured to search for the correct number of mobile units.
The Premier Base can search for up to thirty Radio ID's beyond it's
own. For example if the Premier Base Radio ID is 9000001 it will
search for the next sequential Radio ID of 9000002 and so on, up to
9000031. To save download time the Premier Base can be
configured to search for a limited number of Radio ID's.
To adjust the number of Radio ID's the Premier Base will search for:
From the Administrator click Shadow Tracker, click Maintenance and
then click Base Unit Configuration, the current setting will be displayed
there. This setting should match the number of mobile units that you
have.
If you change this setting it will only be updated in the Premier Base
after the PbasWcfg.exe program is run. The PbasWcfg program is used
to configure the Premier Base. This program is executed
automatically whenever you make changes to the Base Unit
Configuration and click the Set Base Configuration button. The
PbasWcfg program can also be found in the "InboundWire" folder.
Data flow through the system
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APPENDIX 3
The Premier Base wirelessly downloads and stores the historical data
from the mobile units independently, without the need for a computer.
The historical data remains in non-volatile memory in the Premier
Base until a download is requested by the Shadow Tracker™
Professional software program.
When a download is either requested or scheduled from the Premier
Base the WirelessGrabber executes the PBase Data Extractor program,
which handles the communications and data transfer between the
Computer and the Premier Base. (above)
The PBase Data Extractor program downloads the data from the
Premier Base and writes a binary file for each unit, with a .BIN
extension, into the InboundWire folder then the Premier Base is
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APPENDIX 3
erased. The binary file is then decompressed into a text file, with a
.GPS extension, which is placed into the same InboundWire folder.
After this GPS file is written the PBase Data Extractor program will
close and the Wireless Grabber program will pickup the file and run it
against several validation checks for data integrity. (below)
If the GPS file passes the validation checks it is replicated and placed
into the Processing folder with a .FP and .GPP extension. Once the
files are placed into the Processing folder and the Data Processor
program is requested to "Process Files" it picks up the file and
processes it line by line into the database. (below)
If either the Wireless Grabber or Data Processor programs encounter a
problem with the file it will be moved to the Unprocessed folder and
an error will be written into the database for this file.
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APPENDIX 3
If you are seeing downloads from certain units in the PBase Data
Extractor program but are not able to view historical data for a
particular vehicle then it may be that the files are in Unprocessed.
Unprocessed files can be viewed in the Administrator program, by
clicking on the file name in the Download Errors List you will see the
reason why the file did not process, i.e. “Unit not Validated for use
with this system”, or “Unit not associated with a vehicle”. (below)
Contact ATTI Tech Support for help with identifying the cause of
download errors.
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USER NOTES
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Premier Base
Quick Start Users Guide
Manual Number: M-21235
Revision: 5/06/03
JLanda
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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