FOX3/-3G PROMOTION-KIT Getting Started

FOX3/-3G PROMOTION-KIT Getting Started
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Version: 1.0.5; Modified: Tuesday, June 23, 2015
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Table of contents
1 About this document.........................................................................5
1.1 Audience................................................................................................................................ 5
1.2 How this document is organized............................................................................................. 5
2 Overview...........................................................................................6
2.1 Scope of delivery.................................................................................................................... 6
2.2 Related documents................................................................................................................. 8
3 Getting started..................................................................................9
3.1 PROMOTION-KIT hardware set up.......................................................................................... 9
3.1.1 Unpacking the PROMOTION-KIT.........................................................................................................9
3.1.2 Connecting FOX3/-3G to the control-box.........................................................................................10
3.1.3 Charge the internal battery and power up the device.....................................................................10
3.1.4 Installing the FALCOM Workbench software and start evaluation..................................................12
3.1.5 Accessing online documentation......................................................................................................13
3.2 Customer Support................................................................................................................ 13
3.3 FALCOM Trace4You server-frontend.................................................................................... 13
3.4 How the basic configuration work ?.....................................................................................13
4 Control-Box - hardware description.................................................15
4.1 Front panel overview............................................................................................................ 15
4.2 Top panel overview.............................................................................................................. 15
4.3 Rear panel overview............................................................................................................. 17
5 Appendix.........................................................................................18
5.1 How the FOX3/-3G firmware operates ?............................................................................... 18
5.2 Installation cables (CA31 & CA69)......................................................................................... 19
5.3 Installing your own SIM card and replacing the internal battery..........................................20
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Version history:
This table provides a summary of the document revisions.
Version
Author
Changes
Modified
1.0.5
F. Beqiri
- Added new items in the PROMOTION-KIT:
1) USB to serial converter with extension cable
2) External antenna (FAL-ANT-11 for FOX3 only and FAL-ANT-12 for FOX3-3G device)
3) 8 hours free technical support
06/23/2015
1.0.4
F. Beqiri
- Added basic configuration settings when using your SIM card and TCP server - see chapter 5.3
06/05/2015
1.0.3
F. Beqiri
- Added figure 14 in chapter 5.3
06/04/2015
1.0.2
F. Beqiri
- Changed: STARTER-KIT to PROMOTION-KIT
06/03/2015
1.0.1
F. Beqiri
- Updated: chapters 2.2 and 5.1.
06/02/2015
1.0.0
F. Beqiri
- Initial version.
02/12/2015
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Cautions
Information furnished herein by FALCOM is believed to be accurate and reliable. However,
no responsibility is assumed for its use. Please read carefully the safety precautions.
If you have any technical questions regarding this document or the product described in it,
please contact your vendor.
General information about FALCOM and its range of products is available at the following
Internet address: http://www.falcom.de/
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FALCOM GmbH.
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No liability (incl. patent liability) is assumed with respect to the use of the information
contained herein.
Note
Because our products are being continuously improved, specifications and information
given in this document are subject to change by FALCOM without notice.
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1 ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT
This document provides information about the FOX3/-3G PROMOTION-KIT giving customers
the possibility to easily and quickly evaluate the product and all its functionality.
This document was written assuming the user has basic computer knowledge, and is familiar
with the Windows operating environment.
1.1
Audience
This document is intended for system integrator and application developers.
1.2
How this document is organized
This guide consists of following chapters:

Chapter 2, “Overview” gives an overview of the FOX3/-3G PROMOTION-KIT and describes
its contents.

Chapter 3, “Getting started” provides installation instructions of the PROMOTION-KIT and
testing its functionality.

Chapter 4, “Control-Box” provides an overview of the control-box and describes how to
use it.

Chapter 5, “Appendix” provides information how the firmware operates and information
about the included installation cables. Here is also explained how to operate with your
own SIM card and how to login the FOX3/-3G device to your own remote server.
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2 OVERVIEW
This PROMOTION-KIT provides all the necessary hardware, software, and documentation to
easily and quickly evaluate the performance of your FOX3/-3G device. The FOX3/-3G device is
shipped pre-configured allowing system integrators and developers to test the factorypreloaded configuration and see how the FOX3/-3G device works. Once the device is powered
up, it connects automatically to the FALCOM trace4you server which supports two-way
communication interface between server and device and lets you track all activities of the
device, pull and change the factory-preloaded device configuration. You don’t need anything
else to get started with PROMOTION-KIT. Only an internet enabled computer (PC client) with a
pre-installed standard web browser is required. After you log in to the trace4you server, the
exact location and other information transmitted from the device will be displayed on the
map.
2.1
Scope of delivery
PROMOTION-KIT consists of 1 outer box with 3 small boxes inside. Before you start up the
PROMOTION-KIT, make sure that your package includes the following items listed in table 1
below. If any item is missing or damaged, please contact your vendor immediately.
Figure 1: PROMOTION-KIT delivery package.
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Quantity
Description
FOX3 unit
1
FOX3 or FOX3-3G unit, pre-configured with access to the FALCOM Trace4You
server. The device is placed in the IGN-Sleep mode prior to being shipped from the
factory and can be woken up via IGN-Switch or a high signal on IGN-pin.
Battery
1
1000 mAh rechargeable battery (already inserted and connected to the FOX3/-3G)
PREMIUM-FEATURES
-
All PREMIUM-FEATURES are activated by the factory. For details how to use them
refer to the corresponding Application Notes listed in chapter 2.2
SIM-Card
1
Prepaid SIM card. Service fee includes 10MB of data transfer and 3 months access
to the FALCOM trace4you server for evaluation purposes.
FOX3/-3G (BOX)
FAL-ANT-11 /
FAL-ANT-12
1
Depending on which Promotion Kit you ordered, one of the following external
antennas will be part of your kit:
FAL-ANT-11 : Quad Band GSM+GPS combination antenna) for FOX3 only.
FAL-ANT-12 : Penta Band GSM+GPS combination antenna) for FOX3-3G.
More details: http://www.falcom.de/products/accessories/antennas/
Instruction sheet
1
Necessary information how to get started with FALCOM AVL devices.
Info-Sheet
1
Contains log-in data to access the online documentation on the FALCOM website
and FALCOM trace4you frontend server for evaluation purposes.
Support
-
8 hours free technical support.
Control-Box
1
To test the functions of the FOX3/-3G device and allows connection to your PC for
evaluation purposes.
USB to SERIAL
1
This cable allows a serial connection through the USB port of the PC to the serial
port of the control box.
CA31
1
Installation cable for FOX3/-3G with interface to the RFID-Reader or JAZZ2. This
cable allows to install your FOX3/-3G to the vehicle.
CA69
1
This cable allows testing of the available pins on the accessory port of the FOX3/3G (e.g. 1-Wire bus). It has a 4pin connector for connecting to a RFID-Reader or
JAZZ2 device.
1
Type FW7238/12 incl. UK/US/AU/EU adaptor
FOX3/-3G-CONTROL-BOX
POWER-SUPPLY-BOX
Power Suppy
Table 1: The list of items included in the PROMOTION-KIT.
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Related documents
In addition to this document, the following files comprise the full set of FOX3/-3G product
manuals and can be downloaded from the FALCOM web site (protected area). Download ing
documents from the FALCOM website:
1.
2.
3.
4.
NR
Open your installed browser and enter "https://www.falcom.de/distributor-login/?origin=4"
Log-in using the logging data (Username & Password) available in the Info Sheet delivered with the
PROMOTION-KIT
Go to "Support" and select "AVL (FOX3, STEPPIII,.....)" from the "Documentation" selection box
This will list the supporting documents for all FALCOM AVL devices. Please, download just the documents
listed in the table below.
PDF file name
Description
[1]
AVL_PFAL_Configuration_Command_Set.pdf
Contains the description of the internal firmware and the supported
Configuration Command Set for the FALCOM AVL devices.
[2]
FOX3_hardware_manual.pdf
Contains information about the hardware of the FOX3 device.
Table 2: Documents for download from the FALCOM website (protected area)
Downloading documents from the FALCOM website:
1.
2.
NR
Open your browser and enter "https://www.falcom.de/support/documentation/application-notes/"
This will list the application notes for all FALCOM AVL devices. Please, download just the application notes
listed in the table below.
PDF file name
Description
[3]
AppNotes_AVL_IO.pdf
Contains information about the use of the IOs on FALCOM AVL devices
[4]
AppNote_CAN_FMS_CAN_OBDII_Howto.pdf
Contains information about the use of the CAN-BUS interface
[5]
AppNotes_AES_TCP.pdf
Contains information about the AES128 data encryption on FALCOM AVL
devices
[6]
AppNotes_ECO-DRIVE-GPS.pdf
Contains information about the using of ECO-DRIVE-GPS on FALCOM AVL
devices
[7]
AppNotes_INDEXED_HISTORY.pdf
Contains information about the indexed history on FALCOM AVL devices
[8]
AppNotes_Transform_history_data.pdf
Contains information about the conversation of the history data stored in a
FALCOM AVL device
[9]
AppNote_Remote_update.pdf
Contains information of how to upgrade FALCOM AVL devices to a new
firmware revision remotely via TCP
[10]
AppNotes_connecting_a_bar_code_scanner.pdf
Describes how to connect a bar code scanner to a STEPPII, STEPPIII, BOLEROLT, FOX3/-3G etc. and store or transmit the scanned data.
[11]
AppNotes_AVL_Installation_Guide.pdf
This document provides all the necessary information to allow your FALCOM
product to be properly and safely installed
[12]
AVL_AppNote_RFID_Howto.pdf
This document provides all the necessary information how to connect a RFID
reader to your FALCOM product and work with it
[13]
AppNotes_1-Wire-Guide.pdf
This document provides all the necessary information how to connect 1-Wire
sensors to your FALCOM product and work with them.
FALCOM Trace4You-fleet documents
[14]
t4y_fleet_UsersGuide.pdf
This document provides all the necessary information how to get started and
work with FALCOM trace4you-fleet server application/frontend.
Table 3: Documents for free download from the FALCOM website
These PDF files are viewable and printable from Adobe Reader. If you do not have the Adobe Reader installed,
you can download it from http://www.adobe.com.
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3 GETTING STARTED
3.1
PROMOTION-KIT hardware set up
This chapter explains how to connect and set-up the PROMOTION-KIT.
Installing the PROMOTION-KIT in five steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Unpack the PROMOTION-KIT.
Connect the FOX3 unit to the control-box, PC and apply power.
Charge the internal battery of the FOX3/-3G and power up the device.
Install the FALCOM Workbench software and start the evaluation of the FOX3/-3G device
Access the online documentation from the FALCOM website using the login data
available in the info sheet supplied with PROMOTION-KIT.
3.1.1 Unpacking the PROMOTION-KIT
Unpack the contents as shown in the figure below. There is no external antennas included in
the PROMOTION-KIT, as the FOX3/-3G has also internal GSM/GPS antennas.
Figure 2: Boxes inside the PROMOTION-KIT.
Figure 3: PROMOTION-KIT contents.
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3.1.2 Connecting FOX3/-3G to the control-box
a) Before starting initial operation, switch all switches on the Control-Box to "OFF"
(factory default setting).
b) Plug in the 8pin double row connector (1a) of cable (1) to the 8pin main port on the
FOX3/-3G device. To unplug, press the "lever" on the back of this connector (1a) and
pull it out.
c) Plug in the 6pin double row connector (1b) of cable (1) to the 6pin accessory port on
FOX3/-3G. To unplug this connector press the "lever" on the back of this connector
(1b) and pull it out.
Figure 4: Connecting PROMOTION-KIT to FOX3/-3G and PC
d) Now, unpack the power supply from the box and plug it into the left input socket on
the control-box marked "INPUT 12.0V … 32.0V”. Then plug the AC adapter into the wall
socket of your 220V electric mains (to access British/American wall socket use the
included UK/US adaptor accordingly).
3.1.3 Charge the internal battery and power up the device
The internal battery in the device may be shipped with a minimal charge and will need to be
fully charged before use.
To charge the internal battery follow the steps below:
e) After connecting the AC adapter to the Control-Box and into the wall socket, apply
power to the control box and FOX3/-3G device by turning just the “+IN” switch to
“ON” position.
Figure 5: Overview of the control-box top panel (+IN = ON)
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f) Depending on the battery charge state, the charging time may by different but usually
it takes 3-4 hours to fully charge the internal battery.
g) After the battery is fully charged, unpack the USB to serial converter and the USB
extension cable. Remove the USB cover on the converter and connect the USB cable to
the converter (1), see figure below. Plug the serial port of the converter to the COM
port of the control box (2). Finally, plug the other end of the cable into a free USB port
on your PC (3). This cable is used for communication between the FOX3/-3G and
Workbench software for sending and receiving data as well as to change the
configuration stored in the FOX3/3G device.
Figure 6: Connecting the converter with the USB cable
h) Finally, power up the FOX3/-3G device by turning the “IGN”-switch to "ON" position.
Figure 7: Overview of the control-box top panel (IGN = ON)
“+IN”
Supplies power to the control box and FOX3/-3G.
“IGN” Turns on the FOX3/-3G (wakes it up from the IGN sleep mode).
i) If you want to use the FOX3/-3G with external antenna, remove first power from the
device, unpack the supplied antenna and connect both ends of the antenna to the
same colours of FAKRA connectors on the FOX3/3G and power up the device again.
Figure 8: Connecting the external antenna
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3.1.4 Installing the FALCOM Workbench software and start evaluation
System requirements for Workbench software
(a) PC with 700 megahertz or higher processor Intel Pentium II or compatible processor
recommended,
(b) 512 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher recommended (512MB minimum supported; may
limit performance and some features),
(c) 90 megabytes (MB) of available hard disk space (recommended 2 gigabytes),
(d) Keyboard and Mouse.
To be able to test your device with factory preloaded configuration or to change this
configuration, you need to install the Workbench evaluation software. Go to the link below
and download it: http://www.falcom.de/support/software-tools/falcom-workbench/.
An install shield will guide you through the installation. An integrated online help can be found
after the installation completes.
Figure 9: FALCOM Workbench software.
1. After completing the installation, start the Workbench.exe by double-clicking on it. Open a
new COM Port from the Toolbar (1), on the COM Port view (2) choose the Port where
FOX3/-3G is connected (go to Device Manager > Ports > USB Serial Port (COMxx), where xx
is the COM port to use), define the port settings (115200 bps, 8 Data bits, No Parity bit, 1
Stop bit, None Flow control) and finally, click the connect (play) icon (2.1) to open that COM
Port. You can also get an online help in HTML format if you click "Help" button on the
upper-right corner.
2. Open a new Console from the Toolbar (3), click on the Console1 (4), then go to Connection
view and click on COMPort (5).
3. Open a new Editor from the Toolbar (6), click on the Editor1 (7), then go to Connection
view and click on Console1 (8).
4. To send commands to the FOX3/-3G device, type them on the Editor (9) and then click on
Start sending configuration (10) or double click with left mouse each configuration line on
the Editor (9) individually.
5. To see all events generated by the FOX3/-3G device, either open a new console “Console2”
or on the Console1 (4), click “Add” (11), type the text “GPEVENT” on input field (12), finally
click the button (13 )“Filter incoming”. A description how to operate with the Control-Box is
given in chapter 4.
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3.1.5 Accessing online documentation
References to the online documentation are listed in chapter 2.2, Related documents.
How to send data to a TCP-Server or SMS messages to a phone number/SMS server and how to
reconfigure the loaded configuration on the device, refer to the Related Documents [1]. A
description how the firmware on the FOX3/-3G works is given in chapter 5.1.
3.2
Customer Support
Users of the PROMOTION-KITS can receive assistance up to 8 hours through technical support
team.
Contact
our
technical
support
through
our
web
site
at:
http://www.falcom.de/support/support-form/
3.3
FALCOM Trace4You server-frontend
The trace4you-fleet is a web-based tracking application that provides users with an easy-touse interface from where you can remotely monitor and view the location of the FALCOM AVL
devices in real-time. The trace4you application also allows to view the device history and
device-generated event, view reports, manage geofences, pull and change the factorypreloaded device configuration. After the FOX3/-3G is successfully powered up, open a web
browser (IE or Firefox) and follow the registration process as given on the enclosed slip of
paper called „Info-Sheet“.
3.4
How the basic configuration work ?
Once the FOX3/-3G device is powered up, it tries automatically to register to the GSM network,
attach to the GPRS network and finally connect to the FALCOM trace4yor server using the factorypreloaded configuration. The connection state of the GPRS and TCP services will be shown by the
generated events GSM.GPRS.eConnected and TCP.Client.eConnected telling you that the device is
connected to the GPRS/TCP server. These events are displayed on the Terminal in the Workbench.
The device GPS location is shown on the trac4you frontend server after log-in. For more details
about the the trace4you server refer to the Related Documents [14].
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4 CONTROL-BOX - HARDWARE DESCRIPTION
This chapter gives you some information about the operation of the control box. It allows you
to exercise the function of all inputs and outputs on the FOX3/-3G device without the need to
add any other external component to them.
The components on the control-box can be identified from the figures below showing the
front, top, and the rear panels.
4.1
Front panel overview
Figure 10:
Front panel of the control-box.
A description of each of the items on the front panel is provided in Table 4.
Item
Description
INPUT (12V – 32V)
Input power supply for control-box and FOX3/-3G device with 1.1 A fuse protected.
Table 4: Front panel overview.
4.2
Top panel overview
Figure 11:
Top panel of the control-box.
A description of each of the items on the top panel is provided in Table 5.
Item
Description
LED (+IN)
Lights when the +IN-switch is turned to ON.
LED (IGN)
Lights when the IGN-switch is turned to ON.
+IN - switch
This two-way-switch enables or disables power to the connected FOX3/-3G unit. (To enable power to the device, the
Current- switch must be set to “ON“)
IGN - switch
This two-way-switch wakes up the FOX3/-3G device from IGN-sleep mode and sets the IGN-pin of the FOX3/-3G to High
or Low signal level for using the rising edge and falling edge events.
IO - switches
These pins have dual functions. All are controlled by the internal firmware of FOX3/-3G. Therefore, the user must define
whether to use them as analog or digital pins. The configured digital pins can be inputs or outputs while the analog pins
can only be inputs. Their function is controlled with commands with $PFAL,IO0[1,2].Config=DI,1,10 or
$PFAL,IO0[1,2].Config=AI,1,10 by changing the electrical behaviour of the reference pin to digital or analogue input (DI
= Digital input; AI = Analogue input). These three-way switches (from IO/1 to IO/3) allow operation of the IOs either as
digital/analogue inputs or digital outputs. More details how to test these IOs, are given below.
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Description
Please note that, due to the the PROMOTION-KIT comes with all PREMIUM-FEATURE activated, the IO2 and IO3 are
activated for using the "CAN-INTERFACE". Only IO/1 remains free and can be used as general purpose input/output pin.
For more details please refer to the Related Documents [2].
Testing
IOs
digital inputs:
as When the reference IO (e.g: IO/1) is configured as digital input with "$PFAL,IO0.Config=DI,2,10", the FOX3/-3G device
will generate a rising edge event "IO.e0=redge" and set the state of the IO/1 to high "IO.s0=high", if:
•
the position of the IO/1-Switch changes from "Digital IN - Low" to "Digital IN - High".
and will generate a falling edge event "IO.e0=fedge" and sets its state to low "IO.s0=low", if:
•
Testing IOs as
analogue inputs:
the position of the IO/1-Switch changes from "Digital IN - High" to "Digital IN -Low".
When the reference IO (e.g: IO/1) is configured as analogue input with "$PFAL,IO0.Config=AI,2,10, you have to
calibrate first this IO the low and high voltages. To do it, perform the following steps (e.g. IO/1):
1.
Switch the IO/1-Switch (IO/1) to "Digital IN - Low" position.
2.
Send the command "$PFAL,IO0.Calibrate,offset=0" from the Workbench Editor ➒ (see Fig. 8) to FOX3/-3G.
3.
Switch the IO/1-Switch (IO/1) to "Digital IN - High" position.
4.
Send the command "$PFAL,IO0.Calibrate,gain=15" from the Workbench Editor ➒ (see Fig. 8) to FOX3/-3G.
5.
Switch the IO/1-Switch (IO/1) to "Digital OUT / analogue IN" position. This position has a fixed voltage of
approx. 6V.
Now, you can configure an alarm (e.g. $PFAL,CNF.Set,AL31=Sys.Timer.e0&IO.s0>6.0:IO6.Set=high) to switch on an LED
(e.g. IO/3) when the voltage on the IO/3 is higher than e.g. 5.0 V. To test it, perform the steps below:
6.
Send the configuration "$PFAL,CNF.Set,AL31=Sys.Timer.e0&IO.s2>5.0:IO13.Set=hpulse,5000" from the
Workbench Editor ➒ (see Fig. 8) to FOX3/-3G.
7.
Switch the IO/1-Switch (IO/1) to "Digital OUT / analogue IN" position.
8.
Send the command "$PFAL,Sys.Timer0.Start=single,1000" from the Workbench Editor ➒ (see Fig. 8) to
FOX3/-3G.
After the timer expires (1 second has passed), the red LED on the FOX3/-3G (front side, next to the 6pin accessory port)
goes ON for 5 seconds and then turns OFF. For more details about the LED on the FOX3/-3G, refer to the Related
Documents [2].
Testing
IOs
digital outputs:
as When the reference IO (e.g: IO/1) is supposed to be used as digital output, there is no configuration to be done in the
firmware. To test it, perform the steps below:
1.
Remove the available configuration for the IO/1 with "$PFAL,IO0.Config="
2.
Switch the IO/1-Switch to the "Digital OUT / analogue IN" position
3.
Send the command "$PFAL,IO4.Set=high" to set it to High
4.
Send the command "$PFAL,IO5.Set=low" to set it to Low.
Table 5: Components on the top panel of the control-box and their functionality
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Rear panel overview
Figure 12: Rear panel of the control-box.
A description of each of the items on the rear panel is provided in Table 6.
Item
Serial port 0
Description
Via your own RS-232 cable you can connect the PROMOTION-KIT to a PC and evaluate the connected FOX3/-3G device.
Table 6: Item description on the rear panel of the control-box.
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5 APPENDIX
5.1
How the FOX3/-3G firmware operates ?
FOX3/-3G device can be easily integrated into a variety of new applications. It contains an
independent-customized software that provides even greater performance and flexibility for
its users and system integrators to develop high-performance applications. The concept of the
device is based on a simple implementation for a wide range of applications with low costs and
high flexibility. The software enables you to configure, to track, control and monitor the
FOX3/-3G device via SMS, as well as allows you set and poll the configuration remotely over
Internet from the remote server. The software comprises a set of word-like commands termed
“PFAL”. Each of these causes the system FOX3/-3G either to take a particular action or to read
or set a particular configuration. The software provides the basic configuration settings needed
when the system starts up and is used as starting points for the creation of user applications.
The development of user applications is based on the advanced event-handling features
provided by the operating software. The exact point at which you configure the FOX3/-3G unit
depends on your application you want to develop. Events are triggered automatically at
system run-time and manually when the inputs change.
A part of events triggered at system run-time can be:
 Geo-fence violations (in/out)

Changes to analog inputs (signal exceeds the range)

Over speed detection (exceeding the speed limits)

Specific distance reached (distance reached event)

Towing detection (park events)
Moving/acceleration detection and many many other features.
A part of events triggered manually can be:
 Changes on digital or analog inputs (car' door open/close events, ignition on/off events)

FOX3/-3G executes actions in response to an event or state(s) or in any combination. FOX3/3G can also execute direct actions immediately after the user sends a command (via SMS, TCP,
RS-232) to the device. When an event is triggered, the alarms related to that event are
automatically sent either over GSM (SMS, Data call) and/or via TCP, or internally used to
switch On/Off something in remote e.g. activating a Buzzer.
A part of alarms that can be executed can be:

Message generation (route verification arrival/departure notification via SMS/TCP)

Activation of outputs in a number of ways (activate a buzzer)

Data logging activation (stores the data inside the device)

Handling of incoming messages of any type (Activation on SMS text type

Vehicle doors Lock & Unlock

Vehicle engine starter Disable and Enable

Handling of Timers, Triggers and Counters, and many others
Above are listed just a few software features and for a full view of the set of events, states,
alarms, configurations and their functionalities refer to the Related Documents [1].
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5.2
VERSION 1.0.5
Installation cables (CA31 & CA69)
There are two installation cables (CA31 and CA69) included in the PROMOTION-KIT. The CA31
is used to install your FOX3/-3G device in a vehicle and additionally to interface FALCOM RFID
reader or JAZZ2 via the 4-pin UCOM connector. This cable has an 8pin double row connector
that connects to the FOX3/-3G and a 4pin double row connector that connects to one of the
FALCOM accessories.
CA69 is used to test 1-wire interface using your own 1-wire sensors and second RS-232
interface. Table 7 and Table 8 provide a reference to the colour codes of these cables. More
details about the in-vehicle installation, refer to the Related Documents [11].
HINT: When connecting the CA31 to the vehicle wiring, for security reason firstly connect the
ground pin to the negative pole of the vehicle battery and then the +IN pin to the positive
pole. When using a switch between FOX3/-3G and external power source, first turn the swich
OFF during the installation and then ON after completing the installation.
Figure 13:
Supplied cables (a reference to the colours and pinout is provided in Table 7 and Table 8)
The pin function and the colour codes of the CA31 is listed in table below:
COLOUR
NAME
DIRECTION
DESCRIPTION
LEVEL
Open-end wires
RED
+IN
Input
BROWN
GND
-
BLUE
IGN
Input
ORANGE
I/O1
Input/Output
YELLOW
I/O2
Input/Output
GREEN
I/O3
Input/Output
Power supply input.
V+IN = + 10.8 ... + 32.0 V
Imax ≤ 1.5 A
Ground.
0V
It can be either connected to the vehicle
ignition and used for journey START and
STOP reports, or connect it to the operating
voltage +IN to wakeup the FOX3/-3G device
from IGN-Sleep mode.
HIGH ≥+10.8 .. +32.0 V DC; LOW = 0V
OUT: 100 mA max. @ +0 .. +32.0V DC
Software configurable pins. They can
operate either as input or output. They
have dual functions as analog or digital
inputs.
IN: 0 V..+32.0V DC
(High & Low free-programmable)
Analog : < 32.0 V / 10 bits resolution
4pin UCOM Connector
PURPLE
RxA_0
Input
Serial Port 0 - Receive data
V24, ±12 V
BLACK
TxA_0
Output
Serial Port 0 - Transmit data
V24, ±12 V
RED
+IN
Input
Power supply input.
=+IN
BROWN
GND
-
Ground.
0V
Table 7: Pinout of the CA31 cable cable
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The pin function and the colour codes of the CA69 is listed in table below:
COLOUR
NAME
DIRECTION
DESCRIPTION
LEVEL
1-Wire master interface for Driver ID,
temperature and humidity sensors.
VOUT = + 2.8 .. +5.0 V
Ground Reference.
0V
Open end wires
PINK
1-Wire
Input /Output
BROWN
GND
-
PURPLE
RxA_1
Input
Serial Port 1 - Receive data.
V24, ±12 V
BLACK
TxA_1
Output
Serial Port 1- Transmit data
V24, ±12 V
YELLOW
SCL
Output
I2C bus interface - Serial Clock line
-
GREEN
SDA
Input /Output
I2C bus interface - Serial Data line
-
4pin UCOM Connector
PURPLE
RxA_1
Input
Serial Port 1 - Receive data
V24, ±12 V
BLACK
TxA_1
Output
Serial Port 1- Transmit data
V24, ±12 V
RED
+IN
Input
Power supply input.
V+IN = + 10.8 ... + 32.0 V
Imax ≤ 1.5 A
BROWN
GND
-
Ground.
0V
Table 8: Pinout of the CA69 cable
5.3
Installing your own SIM card and replacing the internal battery
To insert your own SIM card into the FOX3/-3G' SIM holder and replace the internal battery by
a new one, follow the steps represented in figure below:
Figure 14:
Inserting you SIM card and replacing the battery by a new one
For more details refer to the Related Documents [2].
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When using your own SIM card and another TCP server, the following table shows the basic
configuration settings that should be done in the FOX3 device to register the device in the
GSM network and enable internet connection to your TCP-Server. These configuration settings
should be done locally via serial port connection. After inserting your SIM card and powering
up the device, send the following commands (marked in red) from Workbench Editor ➒ (see
Fig. 8) to the FOX3/-3G.
Settings required for a GPRS attachment
$PFAL,Cnf.Set,GPRS.APN=internet.t-d1.de (enter your provider's APN)
$PFAL,Cnf.Set,GPRS.QOS=3,4,3,0,0
$PFAL,Cnf.Set,GPRS.QOSMIN=0,0,0,0,0
$PFAL,Cnf.Set,PPP.USERNAME=t-d1 (if your provider requires)
$PFAL,Cnf.Set,PPP.PASSWORD=gprs (if your provider requires)
Settings required for a TCP connection.
Where: 2222.222.222.222 - is the IP-address of the TCP server to be connected;
1111 - is the TCP port number of the TCP server to be connected;
SETUP
SETUP
$PFAL,Cnf.Set,TCP.CLIENT.CONNECT=1,2222.222.222.222,1111 (enter your IP and Port)
Activate GPRS autostart to reconnect automatically when GPRS network connection gets lost.
SETUP
$PFAL,Cnf.Set,GPRS.AUTOSTART=1 (default = 0)
Enter the SIM PIN to register the FOX3 device into the GSM network:
Where: 1111 - is the PIN of the inserted SIM card.
$PFAL,Cnf.Set,DEVICE.PIN=1111 (enter the PIN of the used SIM card)
SETUP
Table 8: Adapt device configuration settings to your application conditions.
After establishing TCP connection with your remote server, the following ServerLogin data is
automatically sent to your remote server. For more details refer to the Related Documents [1].
FOX3/-3G
LOGIN DATA TO
YOUR SERVER
$<MSG.Info.ServerLogin>
$DeviceName=FOX3
$Security=0
$Software=avl_2.13.0 (BxBGT1gzIHJldjowMy1OVUNIAgEA)
$Hardware=FOX3 rev:03-NUCH
$LastValidPosition=$GPRMC,143445.000,A,5040.4096,N,01058.8542,E,0.0
1,0.00,040315,,
$IMEI=353816054739497
$PhoneNumber=+491734567124564
$LocalIP=10.208.151.168
$CmdVersion=2
$SUCCESS
$<end>
Table 9: Login data sent automatically from the FOX3/-3G to your remote server when the device starts up.
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