So the device sends the position every 11 minutes (based on demo data). So how do you set up the device?
Does it send the data via a HTTP put request? Parsing the format - which is?
Path followed on google maps is clever - is that a part of the API?
Any way, all very interesting. Good work.
That's just test data in there (not mine).
Our devices can be configured to send data as often as you like, in increments of 10sec from memory.
There is also a sleep timer, so if nothing has happened (ignition on, SOS alarm, tow alarm, SMS position request etc), then it will stop sending location after the specified sleep time.
It doesn't use HTTP, it uses TCP on a port you specify and comes in ASCII form. For example:
My data capture server splits out the components of the data and manipulates and enters it into the database.
Commands can be sent back in a similar format, but also requires a checksum, which is going to be the hardest part to implement as I think they do it in a weird way.
Yes you need a SIM to be able to either send/receive SMS or data.
I've gone with Telstra purely because of their coverage, but they are more expensive than others.
Mine is pre-paid $180 per year and comes with enough data (12GB) that should cover the entire years with of communication with a tracking server.
We got the devices for around $120 each in the group buy including post to Aus.
Can't remember the cost of the ones my old boss brought in, but they were more expensive. It's probably in a thread in the GPS Tracker forum somewhere.
You can also get another brand of device if you like. SMS won't be a problem, but if you wanted to use Mustrackâ„¢ I would have to write some code to translate it's messages into the website.
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