GPS600 User`s Guide

GPS600 User`s Guide
GPS600
User’s Guide
US Fleet Tracking Corp.
23 March 2009
[A Guide for the
New User]
This document provides a detailed explanation of the functions
and features of the X5-class Personal Tracking device from US
Fleet Tracking Corp.
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introduction
battery considerations
logging in
mouse control of map
vehicle markers, changing
flag text, changing text or color
flag color, changing
follow vehicle
control panel
map control tab
map view
map view, hybrid
map view, satellite
map view, bird’s eye
map view, obliques
show traffic
tracking options
reports
alert system
alert zones
speed alerts
map search
directions and routing
live chat support
historical playback
activity panel
FAQ (frequently asked questions)
legal notices
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introduction
Thank you for purchasing the GPS600 batteryoperated GPS tracking device!
As we print this manual (second edition, 23 March
2009), the GPS600 remains the most technologically
advanced battery-operated GPS tracking device
the best product of its kind on the market,
on the market, providing location updates every
without exception.
20 feet when walking (speed less than 10mph) or
every 10 seconds if the speed exceeds 10mph.
At US Fleet Tracking, we go to extremes to deliver
The truly LIVE tracking methods employed by the a world-class product, and are equally dedicated
GPS600 enable it to perform under a wide variety of delivering of a comparably world-class customer
applications, providing GPS tracking for everyone service experience. For this reason, LIVE support
from Alzheimer’s patients to athletes (cyclists and is embedded directly into our tracking system. If
runners), from toddlers to teens, from freight you encounter difficulties, have additional
shipments to airport luggage. The applications for questions, or simply want to say “job well done”,
we’re always delighted to hear from you!
the GPS600 are limited only by the human
imagination.
Use common sense when cleaning your GPS600 –
Options for the GPS600 GPS tracking unit include use a soft damp cloth, do not use solvents or
extended-life battery kits providing up to 230 alcohol-based cleaning agents. The GPS600 is not
hours of actual movement on a single charge. We waterproof, so don’t submerge it in water. And
offer runners’ and cyclists’ pouches for tracking the housing - like any plastic - can melt under
athletic events such as cycling circuits and extreme heat, so don’t subject it to environments
marathons, and even magnetic watertight boxes where temperatures exceed 160oF.
enabling covert placement under a vehicle.
Given proper care, your GPS600 GPS Tracking
Not surprisingly, the GPS600 has garnered rave device will provide reliable service for years to
product reviews in the press. GPS Magazine calls come.
it “The most accurate, easy to use GPS Tracker
available.” It’s a testament to our staff and their Thank you for choosing the GPS600. We appreciate
dedication to design and build nothing less than your business!
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The GPS600: Battery Considerations
The single biggest dilemma confronting a batteryoperated product of this nature is managing the
delicate balance between battery life and update
performance. Everyone wants the fastest update
possible so they can see the device as it moves in
real-time. The problem is that faster updates burn
more battery… and packing additional battery
into a device increases cost, weight, and size.
Other products on the market are comparatively
primitive, solving the battery dilemma by
providing 2-minute, 5-minute, or even 15-minute
updates. Some are even “ping” based, updating
their location only when you specifically ask for it.
The problem with such slow updates is that they
cannot provide an historical playback to enable
you to see (with any degree of accuracy) where
the GPS tracking device has been.
Conversely, the GPS600 provides real-time 10second updates, recording history for later
playback so that you can see everywhere the
device has been – even if you weren’t watching at
the time. We balance the need for long battery
life by embedding an on-board motion sensor,
enabling the device to power off and conserve
power after 120 seconds of no movement. The
instant the device moves, it powers back up,
reconnects, and resumes transmission.
Using this method, the GPS600 doesn’t last X
number of hours after a charge. Rather, it lasts 10
to 18 hours of actual movement time. If a device
on a vehicle only moves 1 hour per day, the
battery will last approximately 18 days on a single
battery charge. If it moves 2 hours per day, the
battery will last roughly 7 days. If it moves
nonstop, it will last between 8 and 10 hours.
Bearing this in mind, we must also mention that
the motion sensor is incredibly sensitive to
vibration – even a passing vehicle may vibrate the
vehicle on which the GPS600 is installed enough to
wake it.
Under normal circumstances this isn’t a problem,
as the GPS600 will go back to sleep after 120
seconds of no movement, but if the vehicle is
parked on a busy street it can lead to a
dramatically reduced operating period for that
specific battery charge. If you’re aware
beforehand that this may be the case, it might be
wise to purchase an extended battery kit to
enable your GPS600 to operate for a longer period
of time between charges.
Live Tracking with the GPS600
In order to access the live tracking features of the
GPS600, simply load your web browser on your PC
(or Apple) and go to www.usfleettracking.com. If
you do not already have login credentials, contact
US Fleet Tracking at 405.749.1105 to arrange for
service.
With the login ID and password assigned to you at
registration, go to www.usfleettracking.com.
A screen similar to
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the one shown in Figure 8.0 (right) should appear
on your screen.
In the Authorization Tab on the left side of the
screen, (see larger view in figure 8.1), enter your
login ID (provided to you by the US Fleet Tracking
registration staff) and below it the password you
selected, then click the LOGIN button.
Once clicked, the LOGIN button will change to
LOGOUT.
Once login is complete, the map will immediately
jump to your area and the location of your
vehicle(s). You may move your mouse over the
vehicle to show specific information about the
vehicle such as latitude, longitude, and the speed
at which the vehicle is traveling. The location(s) of
your vehicle(s) on the map are updated every 10
seconds.
You may move the map within the browser by
clicking on the map, holding the mouse button
down, and dragging the map. Double-click on an
area to zoom in on it, or roll the wheel on the
Figure 8.1 – Logging In.
back of your mouse to zoom in and out on the
center of the map.
Clicking on a vehicle marker (not the flag, but the
vehicle marker itself) will open a window (see
figure 9.0, next page) which gives you the ability
to change the vehicle marker, change the name
on the flag, change the color of the flag or flag
text color, retrieve the address of the vehicle’s
current location, or auto-center (follow) the
vehicle.
To change the vehicle marker, click on the vehicle
marker image below the save button. A window
will appear giving a selection of different vehicle
icons you may use.
Figure 8.0 – The Tracking Website.
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To change the text which appears on the flag,
simply change the text in the field labeled FLAG
TEXT. You may change the color of the flag or text
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by clicking the COLOR button to the right of each
field, respectively.
When you’ve finished making your changes to the
flag color, text color, flag text or vehicle marker,
simply click the SAVE button.
The phone driver feature is available with paid
access to the SKYPE network, allowing you to
phone the driver through your PC. Other options
listed are not applicable to the GPS600, such as
locking and unlocking doors, enabling and
disabling the starter, honking the horn, and
remote starting the vehicle - these are available
only with hard-wired devices which must be
physically wired under the dash of the vehicle to
perform these functions (such as the USFT VT-X5),
thus do not apply to a battery-operated device
like the GPS600.
The Control Panel
On the left side of the map screen you will find a
Control Panel, providing tabs for Authorization,
Map Control, Vehicles, Reports, Alert System,
Search, Directions and Routing, Address Markers,
Live Support, and Historical Playback. Clicking on
any of these tabs will provide access to each
group of functions.
This control panel is the key to all functions and
features of the web-based tracking system.
Through it the system provides access to reports,
alerts, live support, 90-day historical playback and
an unending array of other features – with more
new features constantly being added!
The Map Control Tab
You may select the “Map Control” tab from the
control panel to the left, and the map control
panel will open, providing controls to zoom, pan,
and set map rendering options.
The US Fleet Tracking system relies on Microsoft
Virtual Earth Maps to provide mapping of the
coverage area. In larger metro areas, highresolution aerial images (also known as Bird’s Eye
images) are available; in more rural areas, even
Hybrid view may not provide the same level of
detail as larger metro areas.
Figure 9.0 – The Vehicle Control Window.
If you live in a rural area, you may find it more
useful to select “Map View” in lieu of Hybrid or
Bird’s Eye view.
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When fully zoomed, the maps provide detailed
street-level information, enabling you to see the
precise location from which your GPS600 GPS
tracking device is transmitting. When zoomed out
completely, you have a complete view of the
world.
If you have only one device, the “Center Map”
checkbox will automatically center the map on
that unit. If you have multiple devices, “Center
Map” will position the center of the group of
devices at the center of the browser. If you select
a single vehicle (under the vehicles tab), the
“Center Map” checkbox will tell the system to
center on the selected vehicle.
Figure 10.0 – The Map Control Tab.
“Optimize Zoom” will zoom as closely as possible
while still keeping the device or group of devices
on the viewable map at once.
“Show Traffic” will show traffic flow and
congestion levels over major interstates and
highways. Measured areas will be highlighted in
green for normal traffic flow. Areas experiencing
moderate slow-downs in traffic flow will be
highlighted in yellow, and areas with major traffic
snarls will be highlighted in red. Areas highlighted
in black indicate complete blockages and traffic at
an absolute standstill.
By default, your login will show ALL the devices
associated with your account – up to a maximum
of 512 units on screen at once.
In viewing all vehicles, you manually control the
area of the map you wish to view by using the
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zoom and pan features to move the map within
the view port.
Clicking the Map View button will show a simple
view of the map. Satellite will show satellite
imagery. Hybrid combines the most useful
features of both Map and Satellite views,
superimposing street lines and names over the
top of the Satellite imagery.
The oblique setting (N, S, E or W) allows you to
select between four different angles to view
Birds’ Eye imagery for a better indication of
surrounding terrain.
In order to select an individual vehicle, you may
select the “Vehicles” tab from the control panel,
and select a specific vehicle from the dropdown
list.
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single day. Offline reports can be run for ALL your
vehicles for a period of several months.
Tracking Options
Selecting a single vehicle from the dropdown list
on the VEHICLES tab enables you to turn all other
markers off, enabling quick isolation of the target
from among a large fleet of vehicles.
This feature is often used in conjunction with the
“center map” checkbox on the map control to
“follow” a vehicle wherever it goes. Individual
vehicle selection is also used to specify which
specific vehicle to replay under the historical
playback control.
Specifying a single vehicle to track has
implications under a number of different controls.
Check each section of the manual for the impact
of individual vehicle selection on each function.
Reports
As this manual is being written, 20 different
report options currently exist for your 90-day
history. More reports are being added regularly.
There are two types of reports – online reports
which appear onscreen, and offline (Excel)
reports which are emailed to the address you
specify. Some reports - such as the vehicle
mileage by state report or vehicle operating
report – are available only via email largely due to
the time required to generate the report.
Another major difference between online reports
and offline reports is the fact that an online
report is typically run for a single vehicle for a
Note: When you request an offline report for
multiple vehicles, bear in mind the ramifications
of your request. An Excel spreadsheet only
supports a maximum of 65,535 rows. If you have
more data over a period of several months than
can fit in 65,535 rows, the report will be
truncated at row 65535.
When a report is selected from the Reports
control, a semi-transparent overlay appears on
the map. Note that the device markers continue
to move, always reflecting their locations on the
map beneath. On this reports overlay, you may
select the specific parameters used for the
selected report.
When reading a report, you will typically see a
series of dates/timestamps, along with the
physical address (or lat/lon, if the vehicle is
continuing on a more-or-less straight course), as
well as vehicle speed and heading. Headings are
expressed in the range of 0 – 359, indicating the
Figure 11.0 – An Online Report. Offline reports are emailed.
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direction in which the vehicle is pointing. Zero is
north; the value increments clockwise. Reports
may be highlighted and copied/pasted into Excel
spreadsheets.
The Alert System
Imagine, for a moment, that you’re a
homebuilder, HVAC installation contractor,
electrical or plumbing contractor. You want to
know what time your guys are arriving on the job
site each morning…. and what time they leave in
the afternoon. With the Zone Alert feature of the
US Fleet Tracking system, you can easily define an
unlimited number of “Alert Zones” (also known as
“geo-fences”) and the system will automatically
notify you – by e-mail or SMS text message (or
both) – any time one of your vehicles enters or
exits the zones you define.
Defining Alert Zones couldn’t be easier! First,
zoom in on the area in which you want to create a
zone notification. From here, it’s as simple as
clicking the Alert System tab on the Control Panel
and selecting the option to “Show Alert Editor”. A
window similar to that shown in Figure 10.0
(right) will appear at the bottom of your screen.
Click the “Add Zone Alert” button. In the first
field, select a name for your zone, and then click
and drag the pushpins at each corner of the
highlighted zone on the screen.
You may roll the wheel on the back of the mouse
to zoom in or out on the map, or click and drag to
move the map while the Alert Notification Editor
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Figure 12.0 – Creating an Alert Zone.
is open. An Alert Zone can be as small as a
driveway, or as large as an entire continent.
Note: While an Alert Zone can be as small as a
driveway, the functionality of an Alert Zone
depends on the device making one transmission
on one side of the box, and a second transmission
on the opposite side (inside vs. outside).
Select the notification method you prefer. You
can have US Fleet Tracking send an SMS text
message to your cell phone, or e-mail to any
address you specify.
When you’ve finished specifying the e-mail
address or SMS address, simply click the option to
“Add Geo Fence Alert Zone”, and the zone you’ve
created will be added to the list at the left. It’s
that easy!
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It’s possible to draw a zone so small that the
device is unlikely to make a transmission from
within the defined area. When in doubt, to
increase reliability of Alert Zone notifications, it is
recommended that you make the box larger than
the simple edges of a driveway. In fact, an area of
100 feet square is the recommended minimum
size.
Note: SMS addresses are like email addresses.
Some wireless carriers define their SMS addresses
as 1 + areacode + cellnumber@[yourcarrier.com]
(e.g. 14051234567@mycingular.net). Others do
not recognize the address if there exists a 1
before the area code. If your SMS alerts are not
arriving at your cell phone, try changing the SMS
address without the 1 and saving the change to
see if it makes a difference.
With a correctly defined zone, you receive
notification anytime a vehicle enters or exits the
area you’ve specified.
The Speed Alert is a close relative of the Zone
Alert. Speed Alert enables you to define speeds
at which you are notified. Speeds (like Alert
Zones) can be defined for specific vehicles, or for
every vehicle in your fleet. Any time one of the
specified vehicles exceeds the defined speed; the
US Fleet Tracking system will notify you with an
SMS text message to your cell phone, an e-mail,
or both. From the same Alert Editor window,
select the option to “Add Speed Alert”. Specify a
name for your alert (so that you can find it later in
the list at the left), and select whether you want
the alert to apply to all vehicles or a specific
vehicle by selecting a vehicle from the dropdown
list. Fill in the speed in the next field, and you’re
almost finished.
Check the appropriate box and populate the fields
for SMS text message or e-mail notifications
(depending on the method you prefer), and select
the option to “Save Speed Alert”. You’ll see your
alert added to the list box at the left.
Alerts are easily removed by selecting the items in
the Alerts list on the left side of the Alert Editor
Window and clicking the “Remove” button.When
you are finished creating or editing Alert Zones
and Speed Alerts, click the [X] at the upper right
corner of the Alert Editor Window to close it and
resume normal operation.
Search
The “Search” feature enables the user to find
locations of selected subjects within a certain
area. For instance, if you were to type in “pizza”
or “gas stations” in the “Find” window pushpins
Figure 13.0 – Searching for FUEL on the tracking system.
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would populate on the map of the closest
locations that matched your search criteria.
A “Search Results” box will open on the right side
of your screen (See Figure 13.0) with addresses
and phone numbers for the locations appearing
on the screen.
In the simplest of terms, if it is in the phone book,
the US Fleet Tracking system will show it to you
on the map.
Directions and Routing
The “Directions and Routing” feature enables the
user to enter a start and stop address, along with
up to 20 additional stops on a route. The system
will plot the route with driving directions.
By default, “no optimization” is checked. This will
show the route in the order in which the stops
were entered.
Note: Popups must be enabled on your browser
in order to receive driving directions. Most
browsers (IE, FireFox, Safari, Chrome, etc.) allow
you to enable popups from our site specifically
while continuing to block popups from unwanted
sites.
If the checkbox is turned on for “Fastest Time”,
the route will be optimized and the stops
reordered in such a manner as to allow the driver
to complete all stops in the shortest amount of
time.
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If the checkbox is turned on for “Shortest
Distance”, the route will be optimized and the
stops reordered in such a manner to allow the
driver to complete all stops with the lowest
possible mileage. Please note that the shortest
mileage is not always the fastest time – for
example, interstate travel might predicate slightly
higher mileage, but also higher speed and thus
shortest time.
In order to receive driving directions, the popup
blocker on your browser may need to be disabled
temporarily to enable the pop-up window with
driving directions to appear.
Address Markers
The Address Markers tab exists to enable the
placement of user-defined markers on the map.
These markers can provide quick and easy
location of warehouses, offices, and other
landmarks relevant to your daily use of the US
Fleet Tracking vehicle tracking system.
To access this feature, select the “Address
Markers” tab and click “Show Address Editor”.
After typing the name you wish to appear on the
marker label, type the address into the address
field and click the “Find Lat:Lon” button. The
system will find the closest match in the database
and populate the latitude and longitude with that
location.
Alternatively, if you know the latitude and
longitude (based on the position of a vehicle), you
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can simply type the latitude and longitude and
click the “Find Street Address” button.
To place the marker on the map, click the “Add
Address” button at the lower right corner of the
Address Editor window. A target icon will appear
at the location specified. When your mouse is
placed over this target icon on the map, a small
window will appear providing complete address
information.
To remove an address marker, simply select that
item in the list on the left side of the Address
Editor Window and click the “Remove” button.
When you are finished creating or editing your
address markers, click the [X] at the upper right
corner of the Address Editor Window to close and
resume normal operations.
LIVE Chat Support
In yet another of our continuing pattern of
industry firsts (and our undying dedication to
world-class customer support), US Fleet Tracking
provides LIVE on-line chat support from within
the vehicle tracking application itself.
With LIVE Chat Support embedded directly into
our tracking system (See Figure 15.0), you can ask
questions or be given direction on how to use
specific parts of our system even while you
continue to interact with the system. There is no
need to close the chat window or go try
something and come back. In fact, you can leave
the Live Support window open even while you
manipulate the map – zoom in, zoom out, pan the
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map, select an individual vehicle or all vehicles, or
even run reports or historical playback.
No other vehicle tracking product on the market
provides such an advanced level of technical
support and assistance to the user community –
because no other vehicle tracking company cares
as deeply about the satisfaction of its clients.
To talk with a LIVE support engineer, simply select
the Live Support tab on the control panel, and
click the button labeled “Live Support System”. A
window will appear at the top of your screen
similar to the one provided in figure 15.0.
To send a message to Tech Support, simply type
your question into the lower box, and hit “enter”
when you are finished. The upper box will show
the conversation between yourself and US Fleet
Tracking support as each question is answered.
Currently, we provide live online support between
7am and 7pm (Central Time) Monday through
Friday and 9am through 4pm (Central Time) on
Saturday.
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90-Day Historical Playback
The Historical Playback feature enables you to
geographically reanimate the path taken by a
specific vehicle based on historical (report) data.
Before we can begin an historical playback, we
must first select the specific device we intend to
replay from the VEHICLES list on the Vehicles Tab.
Once this is complete, select the HISTORICAL
PLAYBACK tab, and click the date on the calendar
for which you’d like to see a playback. Finally,
click the PLAY button on the top of the Historical
Playback control. Once the PLAY button has been
clicked, the vehicle marker will begin reanimating
the precise path taken on the date selected.
Figure 16.0 – An historical playback.
The marker will leave a vapor trail over the route
taken to enable you to easily view the route. At
the lower left corner of the browser (on the
browser status bar) you will see the date and
timestamp corresponding to the vehicle’s marker
placement. This value will increment as records
are read from the historical database as the
vehicle moves about the map.
As with the normal (live) playback, you may zoom
or pan the map even as the playback continues to
run. Likewise, you may mouse over the vehicle to
see its speed at any point during the playback.
The playback will begin at midnight on the date
selected and continue until the last record
transmitted that day has been rendered. To
terminate the playback and return to LIVE mode,
Figure 16.1 – The Historical Playback control tab.
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simply click the button labeled “Return to Live
View”.
While the playback is running, you may zoom in
or out on the map – either by going to the MAP
CONTROL tab, or by rolling the wheel on the back
of your mouse. You may also PAUSE the playback
by clicking the PAUSE button on the HISTORICAL
PLAYBACK tab. You may play forward or reverse,
jump to the end or the beginning.
To play high-speed forward or reverse, click
quickly multiple times on the >> or << buttons on
the playback control.
The Activity Panel
The ACTIVITY PANEL (when clicked) slides open or
closed from the bottom of the browser to show
the flow of data transmitted from your device(s).
Figure 17.0 – The Activity Panel slides up from the bottom.
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If you have only one device, you will see one row
of data flow through the activity panel roughly
once every 10 seconds any time the vehicle is
moving. If the vehicle is not moving, no data will
flow.
If you have more vehicles (devices) moving, you
will see a much faster flow of data. The purpose
of the activity panel is to provide an at-a-glance
list of the vehicles which are moving, and how
fast they’re moving.
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I just activated my service. Why doesn’t my
device show on the map?
The device cannot show its location on the map until after it
makes its first transmission. Take the device for a drive and
it should immediately begin tracking.
My map screen shows where the device was
yesterday. Today it’s in a completely different
place, but the map still shows the old location.
Are the satellites down?
The satellites don’t go down. The problem is that the device
has not transmitted its location to the server since the last
location shown on the map.
Either (A) the device does not have power, (B) it doesn’t
have a view of the sky (and therefore cannot calculate its
location), or (C) the device is in an area with no wireless data
service, and therefore cannot transmit its location.
We recommend a physical inspection of the device. It’s
possible the SIM door (the tab on the right side of the device
which covers the SIM card) may be open, the device may be
turned off, or the GPS receiver may be turned off on the
device.
My device/devices were moving on the map at
60mph and suddenly they stopped moving in
the middle of the highway. Is your system
down?
Our system isn’t down. It’s far more likely your browser has
disconnected from (lost its socket connection to) our server.
Users of wireless networks are more likely to experience this
problem than users on physical wired connections.
Simply log back into the website to reconnect to our server
and see current locations of your vehicles.
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I got onto Live Chat Support at 4am and nobody
answered.
When I go into Directions & Routing, I don’t get
the directions.
Live Chat is staffed from 7am to 7pm Monday through
Friday, and 9am to 4pm on Saturdays. Our intent here is to
fully support business hours throughout the continental US,
opening at 8am New York time and closing at 5pm California
time.
Your browser is disabling pop-ups. Enable pop-ups (either
once, or for the entire site) and a separate browser will
appear with turn-by-turn driving directions when you
request a route.
We could conceivably farm our live support out to India,
but… we doubt our customers would appreciate that. And if
we staffed personnel around-the-clock to accommodate that
occasional 4am support call, the cost of monthly service
would have to increase to offset the costs to pay those
additional personnel (and we know nobody wants higher
monthly rates).
When I search for any item – tires, food, fuel, etc
- nothing comes up on the map.
The map will show telephone book entries for the area
viewed on the map. You may want to zoom the map out
slightly to encompass a larger area to ensure the viewed
map area includes businesses like those for which you’ve
searched.
As we continue to grow, we may well evolve into a 24x7
technical support schedule. At this time, however, tech
support is only staffed from 7am to 7pm.
My activity panel doesn’t show anything
moving. What’s up with that?
My SMS alerts and/or email alerts aren’t coming
through. What’s wrong with the system?
The activity panel shows the flow of data as it is received
from your devices. If you have only a single device which is
not moving, you will see nothing scrolling. When the vehicle
moves, you will see one line scroll past each time the vehicle
updates its position.
There are several possible reasons for this problem. Either
(A) you did not check the box in front of the SMS entry on
the Alert Editor, (B) you have a 1 in front of your number
(14057491105) when the 1 is not supported by your wireless
carrier, (C) you do NOT have a 1 in front of your number and
the carrier requires it, (D) the SMS text message was caught
by a spam filter at your local wireless carrier (they decided it
was spam), or (E) the wireless carrier simply failed to deliver
the message.
Wireless carriers do not guarantee delivery of SMS text
messages. We’ve seen cases where some messages were
delivered in 20 seconds, while others were delivered days
later.
To confirm Alert notifications are being sent properly, set up
an email alert (and make sure the email isn’t going into your
spam filter).
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The more moving vehicles you have on the map, the more
data is transmitted, thus the data will transmit more
frequently and scroll through the Activity Panel faster. The
purpose of the Activity Panel is to enable you to quickly see
which vehicles are moving.
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U.S. Patent Number 5,963,956 and 6,647,269. U.S. Patents
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Corp., 11032 Quail Creek Road, Oklahoma City, OK 73120.
WARRANTY COVERAGE
US Fleet Tracking Corp (USFT)’s warranty obligations for this
X5 series tracking unit are limited to the terms set forth below:
USFT warrants the USFT X5 series tracking unit against
defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one (1)
year from the date of original purchase ("Warranty Period").
Specifically, the date the equipment is shipped to the
customer.
If a defect arises and a valid claim is received by USFT within
the Warranty Period, at its option, USFT will (1) repair the
product at no charge, using new or refurbished replacement
parts, (2) exchange the product with a product that is new or
which has been manufactured from new or serviceable used
parts and is at least functionally equivalent to the original
product, or (3) refund the purchase price of the product.
USFT warrants replacement products or parts provided under
this warranty against defects in materials and workmanship
from the date of the replacement or repair for ninety (90) days
OR for the remaining portion of the original product's
warranty, whichever provides longer coverage for you. When
a product or part is exchanged, any replacement item
becomes your property and the replaced item becomes
USFT's property. When a refund is given, your product
becomes USFT's property.
This Limited Warranty does not apply to any non-USFT
hardware product or any software. USFT is not liable for any
damage to or loss of any programs, data, or other information
stored on any media contained within the vehicle tracking or
navigation systems.
This warranty does not apply: (a) to damage caused by
accident, abuse, misuse, misapplication, or non-USFT
products; (b) to damage caused by electrical connection not
conforming to instructions; (c) to a product or a part that has
been modified without the written permission of USFT; (d) if
any USFT serial number has been removed or defaced; (e) in
the event of interruption or discontinuation of GPS satellite
signal; or (f) in the event of interruption or discontinuation of
the wireless coverage.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, this warranty and
the remedies set forth above are exclusive and in lieu of all
other warranties, remedies and conditions, whether oral or
written, express or implied. USFT specifically disclaims any
and all implied warranties, including, without limitation,
warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular
purpose. If USFT cannot lawfully disclaim or exclude implied
warranties under applicable law, then to the extent possible
any claims under such implied warranties shall expire on
expiration of the warranty period. No USFT reseller, agent, or
employee is authorized to make any modification, extension,
or addition to this warranty.
SPECIFIC LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
To the maximum extent permitted by law, USFT assumes no
liability for direct, special, incidental or consequential
damages of any kind under any circumstance resulting from
the use of or inability to use USFT products. Use of USFT
products constitutes your agreement to and acceptance of
this limitation of USFT liability.
As a knowledgeable and informed person, the user
specifically acknowledges USFT is not responsible for direct,
special, incidental or consequential damages resulting from
any breach of warranty or condition, or under any other legal
theory, including any costs of recovering or reproducing any
program or data stored in or used with the USFT product, and
any failure to maintain restricted airtime usage or failure to
maintain the confidentiality of data stored on the product.
USFT specifically does not represent that it will be able to
repair any product under this warranty or make a product
exchange without risk to or loss of programs or data.
OBTAINING WARRANTY SERVICE
Please email support@usfleettracking.com with your USFT
model and serial number, and describe the anomaly in detail.
USFT will respond to your email with proper user diagnosis
and repair or provide you with an authorization number and
instruction for shipment for authorized repair. Use care and
original shipping container to prevent shipping damage. No
repair work will be done and your tracking unit will not be
returned if an authorization number is not obtained in
advance.
EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
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