GPS Vehicle Tracker

AL900 USER MANUAL

GPS

Vehicle

Tracker

User Manual

V5.5

AL900

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Table of Contents

1. Working Directions..................................................................................................................

…..3

2. Specification………………………………………………………………………………………3

3. GPS Tracker Installation...............................................................................................................4

3.1. Product Parts List ................................................................................................................4

3.2. Precaution before Installation ..............................................................................................6

3.3. Installation............................................................................................................................6

3.4. Wiring Description................................................................................................................8

4. Operating Instructions ................................................................................................................. .11

5. SMS Tracking by Mobile..............................................................................................................14

5.1. Position Report Function.....................................................................................................15

5.2. Tracking Function................................................................................................................15

5.3. Stop tracking function………………..……………………………..….…….....................16

6. GPRS Tracking by computer................................................................................................... ...16

6.1.Set APN................................................................................................................................16

6.2.Set IP and Port..................................................................................................................... 17

6.3.Add AL900 to 800D web based tracking software........................................................... ...17

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1. Working Directions

Thank you for your purchase of AL900 Vehicle GPS Tracker. In order to realize the full functions of this product, please read this manual carefully before starting to use the product.

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This product can only be maintained and repaired by qualified professional service personnel. If you detach this product for maintenance or repair, your warranty will be invalidated.

When connecting the other devices, read carefully their instruction manuals, so as to carry out correct installation; do not connect incompatible device.

Please use genuine original parts and qualified batteries and peripheral equipments, so as to avoid damage to this product.

As this product is a high-tech product, please read carefully this manual before starting to use the product, so as to avoid inappropriate operation.

Drivers should not operate this product while driving a vehicle, thereby, affecting safe driving.

This product can work properly only when GSM communication is in good condition.

Please reduce electromagnetic wave interference to the product; and use it properly.

GPS communication is liable to be affected by environmental shielding; may fail to carry out positioning during certain circumstances. It will resume the positioning function as soon as it leaves the shielding environment. This is normal. Please do not worry when encountering such problem.

Each signal sent out from the system will be confirmed for successful transmission in the base station of the mobile operator. However, if system stoppage occurs or if the mobile telephone is preset to a switch off state by the customer, it cannot ensure successful transmission.

10. For safety reason, do not tell the other people your AL900 mobile number, without taking precautions. Otherwise, your privacy may be compromised along with other safety problem.

2. Specification

Connecting to external GPS antenna, internal SIRF-Star III 20 Channels High Sensitive GPS module

Four-Band GSM 850/900/1800/1900

SMS/GPRS communication channels

GPS/GPRS Specification:

SOS Button: Driver can press SOS button for emergency

General: L1 1575.42MHz, C/A code, 20 Parallel Channels

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Sensitivity: -143 dBm minimum

Accuracy Position: 10m CEP without S/A

Velocity: 0.1 m/sec without S/A

WAAS Accuracy Position: 5m CEP

Velocity: 0.05m/sec

Acquisition :( 1) Cold start: < 60sec average (2) Warm start: < 45sec average (3) Hot start: < 15sec average

Antenna: External GSM and GPS Antenna

Power Specification:

Backup Battery: Built-in Rechargeable Battery

Power Voltage: DC 9V-55V

Environmental Specification:

Operation Temperature: -20ºC to +70ºC

Storage Temperature:-30ºC to +85ºC

Operating Humidity: 5% to 95%

3. Wiring Installation

3.1. Product Parts List

GPS Tracker Unit

GPS Antenna

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GSM Antenna

Car Charger

Lighter Socket

Camera

(Optional

Door sensor

(Optional)

Fuel sensor

(Optional)

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3.2. Precaution before Installation

1 Check if all the parts are included.

2

Prepare a SIM card for GSM communication. Use some other mobile phone to confirm that the PIN code has not been set and that it can dial out and receive telephone calls and SMS without problem.

3

Before install the SIM card; make sure to cut off power from the GPS Tracker unit. The correct installation method is to push the tray completely into the GPS Tracker unit, until you feel it is hooked

4 by something.

Find a suitable place inside the car for installing the unit.

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Check if all the wiring has been connected correctly; then connect the GPS Tracker unit to the power source.

3.3. INSTALLATION

3.3.1 Step 1: Install SIM Card

1

Using a speculate object to poke the small button of the SIM card seat, and then it will pop-up a small drawer.

2

Put the SIM card in the drawer, and put back the drawer, as direction shown in the picture.

3

Make sure to turn off the power before install the SIM card.

4

Make sure to deactivate the PIN code, so that the SIM card can operate without PIN protection.

5

Before install the SIM card to the GPS Tracker, please use a mobile phone to make sure the SIM card can make & receive phone calls without problem.

6

Before install the SIM card to the GPS Tracker, please use a mobile phone to empty the SMS storage of the SIM card.

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3.3.2 Step 2: Connect GSM Antenna

1

Connect the GSM Antenna to the unit.

2

Fasten the connection by turning the screw in the bottom.

3

Please do not swing round the antenna itself.

3.3.3Step 3: Connect GPS Antenna

1

GPS antenna is used to receive satellite signals in the sky. It should be positioned at a place where it will have an unobstructed view of the sky. The ideal location is top of the dashboard or close to the rear window of the car.

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GPS antenna can pick up signals through glass and plastic, but will not "see the sky" through metal or other conductive surfaces. To avoid distractions of GPS signal, make sure the antenna is not covered or shielded by any object containing metal, such as the metallic windshield.

If your car is with metallic windshield please cut a hole on the windshield above the place where you put the GPS antenna, so that the antenna can receive the GPS signals.

3.3.4 Turn on the GPS Tracker

Connect the GPS Tracker with 4P cable like below picture, then the AL900 will be automatically turned on

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3.3.5 Description of AL900 cables:

AL900 connects to the fuel sensor(picture a,b),6pin(picture c,d) and 4pin wires(picture e,f). a.

b.

c.

d.

e.

3.4. Wiring Description

4 pins connector

f.

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Pin Color function

1 Null Null

2 Null Null

3 Yellow Connect to fuel sensor,Provide Fuel sensor power.

4 Green

(AD)

Connect to fuel sensor,10 Bits Resolution Analog Inputs.

4 pins connector

Pin Color

1 Red

( SW1)

function

SW1 Power switch,when SW1 with SW2 connect,turn on

Note: if you need to connect it to other switch, make sure the voltage should not over 4.5V.

(SW2)

(Input 3)

Note: if you need to connect it to other switch, make sure the voltage should not over 4.5V.

3 Yellow

.

Power supply a.

Lock

(Door closed)

Lock Controller

Yellow

Unlock

(Door open)

Lock Switch

Input 3

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b.

c.

4 Green Positive triggering .

(Input 4) for example you can use it to detect the signal of car shock alarm

A.

Picture a. Use car Lock Controller Connect and state diagram.

Picture b. Door sensor Connect and state diagram (Door closed)

Picture c. Door sensor Connect and state diagram (Door open)

B.

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6 pins connector

Pin

1

Color function

Red DC In (power input). Input voltage: 9V~36V. Suggestion: 12V.

2

Black

GND, Car battery cathode connection.

3

Brown

(Output 1)

Starter kill relay you can use it to cut the electricity or oil of the car.

Low voltage (0V) when effective and open circuit when ineffective.

Output open Circuit sink voltage (ineffective): 45V max.

Output low voltage sink current (effective): 500mA max

.

In our 800D web based platform,output 1(Brown of 6 pins connector) is used to

Disable/Enable Oil.

4 White Negative triggering.

(Input 1)

5

Green

(Output 2)

Starter kill relay you can use it to cut the electricity or oil of the car.

Low voltage (0V) when effective and open circuit when ineffective.

Output open Circuit sink voltage (ineffective): 45V max.

Output low voltage sink current (effective): 500mA max.

In our 800D web based platform,output 2(Green of 6 pins connector) is used to

Disable/Enable Power.

6 ACC signal detecting, Positive triggering.

Blue

Blue

(Input 2)

Input 2

Ignition Switch

Car Battery

According to the relay parameter to make sure to following requirement:

The input voltage of relay must be suited to the car battery

4. Operating Instructions

SMS protocol of AL900, the default password of AL900 is 000000

SMS Instruction Format Remark

1 Request one position

2 Request Google map position

3 Modify user password

A******, 000

A******, 100

A******, 001 ,######

000: command code

******: password, default 000000

100: command code

******: password, default 000000

001: command code

******: old password , default 000000

######: new password

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4 Set a preset phone number for SOS button and monitoring number etc. When this button is pressed, AL900 will send the SOS and position message to the preset number.

Cancellation number

A******, 002 ,1, Tel

Number

Control the input

002: command code

******: password, default 000000

1 : Set SOS number and monitoring number

Tel Number: Preset Tel Number

(Tel Number must <20 digits )

A******, 002 ,X 002: command code

******: password, default 000000

X=D: Cancellation all number.

X=S: Cancellation SOS number.

A******, 101 ,ABCDEFGH 101: command code

******: password, default 000000

A=0 Turn off the function of sending sms to preset phone number when ACC on/off

A=1 Turn on the function of sending sms to preset phone number when ACC on/off

B=0 Turn off the function of sending sms to preset phone number when shock sensor on/off

B=1 Turn on the function of sending sms to preset phone number when shock sensor on/off

C=0 Turn off the function of sending sms to preset phone number when door open on/off

C=1 Turn on the function of sending sms to preset phone number when door open on/off

D=0 Turn off the function of sending sms to preset phone number when car main power on/off

D=1 Turn on the function of sending sms to preset phone number when car main power on/off

E=0 Turn off the function of sending sms to preset phone number when over-speed

E=1 Turn on the function of sending sms to preset phone number when over-speed

F=0 Turn off the function of sending sms to preset phone number when sos button is pressed

F=1 Turn on the function of sending sms to preset phone number when sos button is pressed

G= undetermined

H= undetermined

ABCDEFGH=00000000(Default)

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Example A000000, 101 ,00000100 Turn on the function of sending sms to preset phone number when sos button is pressed

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6

7

Set the time internal of position refresh SMS send to preset phone number

A******, 003 ,XXX

Set low power alarm

When the AL900 voltage is lower than the preset value, AL900 will send one lower power alarm

SMS to the preset phone number.

Otherwise, there is not this function in vehicle tracker

Set over speed alarm

When the VT800 speed higher than the preset value, VT800 will send one over speed alarm

SMS to the preset phone number.

A******, 004 ,X

A******, 005 ,XX

003: command code

******: password, default 000000

XXX: (3 digital)

XXX =000, Don't send. (Default )

XXX = 001 – 999 time internal (unit: min)

004: command code

******: password, default 000000

X : voltage preset value

X=0, close (Default )

X =1, <3.5V send SMS alarm

X =2, <3.6V send SMS alarm

X =3, <3.7V send SMS alarm

X =4, <3.8V send SMS alarm

X =5, <3.9V send SMS alarm

005: command code

******: password, default 000000

XX : The speed preset value

XX = 12 , (Default )

01 ≤ XX ≤ 99 (unit: 10km/h)

Example:08=80km/h

10 check GPRS Status

Set GPRS interval of position refresh

A******,

A******,

A******,

502

505

506 ,00030

11 Check GPRS interval of position refresh

12 Control 007 ,P,F

502: command code

******: password, default 000000

505: command code

******: password, default 000000

506: command code

******: password, default 000000

00060: Such as 30 seconds interval is 00030

The default value is:30 seconds.

Note: Quiescent state GPRS interval of position refresh is the default value of 60 times.

Quiescent state :Speed is less than 3 km/h.

A******, 507 code

******: password, default 000000

007: command code

******: password, default 000000

P: The position of the output

P =1 output 1 (Brown of 6 pins connector)

P =2 output 2 (Green of 6 pins connector)

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13 Time zone setting

14 Inquire the system parameter.

Including the software version, password, interval, speed limit, area limit, I/O state, GPS state, SOS number, control number, etc

F: The control signal

F =1 ( Active) give the relay the current to drive it ( cut the electricity or oil of the car ).

F =0 (Inactive)cut off the current of the relay. ( Recovery the electricity or oil of the car ).

F=0 (Default)

A******, 008 ,+8 008: command code

******: password, default 000000

+8: Set the local time zone, the default value is +8

A******, 009 code

******: password, default 000000

17 Set the center IP and

Port

Set the server parameter

18 LED Light Switch

A******, 010 ,X

A******, 011 ,APN, username, password

A******,

A******,

A******,

012

666

999

,IP:Port

, X

010: command code

******: password, default 000000

X: GPRS function

=0 GPRS OFF

=1 GPRS UDP

=2 GPRS TCP (Default)

011: command code

******: password, default 000000

APN: GPRS use this gateway to connect internet.

Username: APN Username

Password: APN Password

The default APN is CMNET

012: command code

******: password, default 000000

IP: Platform server ip

Port: Platform server port

666: command code

******: password, default 000000

X: LED Light Switch

X =0 LED Light OFF.

X =1 LED Light ON.( Default)

999: command code

******: password, default 000000

5. SMS Tracking by Mobile

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5.1. Position Report Function

5.1.1. Get position from vehicle - way 1:

No matter where you are, when you want to know the position of your vehicle

Step1

Step2

Send a SMS message or make a telephone call to the AL900. vehicle will report its location back to you by SMS, which including the position information

Edit a message as following format, and then send it to AL900:

Command Remark

Send Format:

For Example

A+Password+,+000

A000000, 000

Send message:

Back information:

Lat:2232.6022N, Lon:11402.2969E

Get position command code is: 000

000: command code

000000: password, default 000000

This mean your position is on North

Latitude 22 degree 32.2232 cent and East

Longitude 114 degree 2.2969 cent

5.1.2. Get position from vehicle - way 2:

Apply for one position service by another way: you need pre-storage the phone number in SIM card:

Step1

Step2

Step3

Make a cell phone call to AL900

After listening the ring of AL900, it will hold off after two rings.

Then, after 10 second, the cell phone will receive the Position SMS. (Its means is AL900 will send Position Data every 5 minute.)

5.2. Tracking Function

Tracking report function can be turned on or off according to the requirements of the user. Tracking function will continually report vehicle position until it get stop command .In this tracking mode, AL900 will send one position message at a preset time interval.

Step1. Edit a message as following format, then send it to AL900

Command Remark

Send Format:

tracking

Unit: preset minute interval

Command code : 003

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For example:

A000000, 003 ,003 003: command code

000000: password, default 000000

003: 3 minute interval

It means is AL900 will send Position

Data every 3 minute.

Step2. AL900 will send back one SMS-----Set Time OK.

This SMS means that AL900 is in tracking mode now and preset time interval is 3 minutes.

Step3. AL900 will send back position SMS at preset time interval.

In this example, the SMS will send back at preset time interval: 3 minute

5.3. Stop tracking function.

This function is used to turn off tracking report function. Edit a message as following format, and then send it to AL900:

Command Remark

Command format:

A+passwaord+,+003+,+000

For example:

A000000, 003 ,000

003: command code

000000: password, default

000: 0 minute interval, mean stop back

6. Track by 800D web based tracking software

The default mode is GPRS when powering on the unit. If you want to use the GPRS functions of the

AL900, Send SMS to set APN and IP, Port.

6.1.Set APN

Send the SMS to the tracker as following format

Command Remark

Command format:

A+Password+,+011,+APN

For example:

A000000,011,CMNET 011 : Command code

000000: password, default 000000

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CMNET: APN, is gateway to connect internet, Each country is different, please contact your SIM card provider for APN name.

6.2.Set IP and Port

Send the SMS to the tracker as following format:

Command Remark

Command format:

A+Password+,+012,+IP:Port

For example:

A000000, 012 ,119.146.223.203:8886 012 : Command code

000000: password, default 000000

119.146.223.203

800D Platform server IP

8886: 800D Platform server software

Port

6.3. Add AL900 to 800D web based tracking software

When the AL900 connects to the monitor system, the power LED flash by 1 S. Then you can login in the tracking server to manage your car.

Please go to http://119.146.223.203

Enter the user name and password we provided.

After log in, please go to “Vehicle Manager-Vehicle List”

You will see the below window

Please click “Add” button, you will see the below window:

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License Plate: Define by yourself; you can enter A-Z number or Numeric

Very Important Note:

Terminal ID and Plate number are unique on the software, you can add once only, you need to delete it from database before adding it again. Only admin account can delete id from database, general user cannot. You do not need to delete and re-add if the device cannot work on software, because it's caused by your wrong sms setting, not the software.

Terminal Type: Choose”TE1”

SIM card: the SIM card phone number you put in AL900.

Terminal ID: On the packing box of AL900, you can find the “ID and IMEI". The ID is Terminal ID.

Very Important Note: Please do not omit the minus if there's a minus before the terminal ID.

and

Click "Submit", and then you add the GPS tracker AL900 successfully on the software 800d.

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Wait few seconds, and you will see the GPS Tracker online icon on software

Put a check mark on the device, and right click, you will see the menu as below picture. Now you can track online.

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