Teltonika FM1200

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Teltonika FM1200 is considered to be a vehicle GPS tracker that can be used in the business or personal spheres like monitoring of the transport, logistics and safety.

This device has a high IP6X waterproof class. That fact allows FM1200 to work stably for a long time.

It works with GPS and GLONASS systems and it is able to connect to GSM networks and has an internal antenna to receive and transmit the signals.

SKU: 54645bba475e.

Teltonika FM1200 description

Teltonika FM1200 is considered to be a vehicle GPS tracker that can be used in the business or personal spheres like monitoring of the transport, logistics and safety.

This device has a high IP6X waterproof class. That fact allows FM1200 to work stably for a long time.

It works with GPS and GLONASS systems and it is able to connect to GSM networks and has an internal antenna to receive and transmit the signals.

Package contents

Package content depends on Order Code, and can be customized by customer needs.

The FM1200 device is supplied to the customer in a cardboard box containing all the equipment that is necessary for operation. The package contains:

  • FM1200 device
  • Ni-MH battery 7.2V, 400mAh

Also, the manufacturer offers an optional USB cable.

Location and tracking

FM1200 model is embedded with GPS chip and also it has the support of GLONASS. It doesn’t support Assisted GPS (A-GPS) technology. As the back-up, when no satellites signals are available, it uses Cell ID location (also known as LBS-tracking).

The tracking mode is flexible configured: by moving every 100m, and every 60 sec, and on turning on 30 degrees by default. When there is no movement (detected by “Ignition” status), tracker sends data every 180 seconds.

Mobile networks

With Quad-band GSM 2G module FM1200 can be operated all over the world.

Interfaces

FM1200 model features such interfaces as

  • USB port
  • 1 Digital Input Reserved for Ignition Status Monitoring
  • 2 Digital Inputs
  • 1 Analog Input (10V or 30V range)
  • 2 Digital Open-collector Outputs (connecting external relays, LED, buzzers etc.)
  • 1-Wire® protocol
  • Motion sensor

Power supply

FM1200 uses and voltage range 10-30V, which makes possible to install it both on cars and trucks. Device also features an optional built-in rechargeable backup battery. When fully charged it ensures about 1 hour of device operation (in normal conditions).

“Ignition” status

There is a virtual “Ignition” flag in FM1200 which is determined by either:

    • External power voltage – when the power level falls below a certain configured level (by default 13V), the “Ignition” is considered to be OFF, otherwise – ON.
    • Digital Input #1 – if there is positive signal on DIN #1 of the socket, the “Ignition” flag is ON.
  • Acceleration sensor – when the built-in accelerometer detects movement, the “Ignition” flag is ON.

“Stop/Movement” mode

Teltonika FM1200 determines whether vehicle is on move or stopped by one of three methods (configurable by user):

MethodMovingStopped
by Board Voltage If board voltage exceeds certain level (configurable, 13V by default)If board voltage is lower than a certain level
by AccelerationInternal accelerometer detects movementInternal accelerometer does not detect movement
by GNSSGNSS is fixed and speed is above 5 km/hGNSS is fixed and speed is below 5 km/h  or GNSS is not fixed

Two sleep modes

FM1200 is able to go to Sleep mode after configurable Sleep timeout. This timeout (defined period) starts counting when device is in STOP mode. After timeout is reached and all conditions for sleep mode are met, device goes to normal sleep or deep sleep mode:

  • Normal sleep mode. While in normal sleep mode, FM1200 turns GNSS module OFF, but keeps GSM module ON. The device is not making any new periodic GPS records, just monitoring the events with the last known coordinates and sends them to tracking server. As a result power consumption decreases allowing saving vehicle’s battery (below 2 mA).

FM1200 exists normal sleep mode when “Movement” mode detected or “Ignition” switches on.

  • Deep sleep mode. While in deep sleep mode, FM1200 sets both GNSS receiver and GSM/GPRS module to OFF state, thus making impossible to wake up the device remotely. Battery consumption drops below 2 mA.


FM1200 exits deep sleep mode if at least one of following conditions is true:

    • “Movement” mode is detected
    • “Ignition” is turned on
    • USB cable is connected

Harsh driving behaviour

FM1200 features “Green Driving Scenario” that helps to inspect driver about harsh driving. Scenario continuously monitors: accelerating force, braking force and cornering angles. When these parameters exceed configured thresholds, Green Driving event is generated and sent to server

To prevent generating false events, harsh acceleration and harsh braking is monitored only when following conditions are fulfilled:

  • “Ignition” flag (see above) is turned on
  • Vehicle speed is equal or higher than 10 km/h

Harsh cornering is monitored only when following conditions are fulfilled:

  • “Ignition” flag (see above) is turned on
  • Vehicle speed is equal or higher than 30km/h

Local and remote management

Teltonika FM1200 tracker can acquire data (based on time, distance, angle, ignition and events) and it can send it via GPRS using smart algorithm of GPRS connections.

Also it supports firmware updating via GPRS (FOTA), and there is a wide list of SMS commands in a ASCII format, on which device always replies back. In particular, Server address and port, APN settings can be applied remotely with SMS. To decrease the amount of SMS required for configuration SMS in binary format can be also used.

FM1200 can be used without a GSM connection. Offline data logging allows to download acquired data from FM1200 to PC via cable and later to upload it to TAVL server. This functionality helps to avoid high GPRS bills caused by expensive roaming operators and keep acquired data save until it is downloaded to PC.

You can also configure FM1200 from a PC using proprietary software (Teltonika Configurator) and special USB-cable which you can buy separately.

LED Indication

FM1200 has two status LEDs:

  • Status LED: indicates GSM/GPRS mode
  • Navigate LED: indicates GPS reception

Specifications and Features

Supported features

Server Integration
Server IP Address217.23.132.215
Server port47776
Integrated on24/11/2011
Revised on29/01/2015
General information
PurposeVehicle
InstallationProfessional
Housing
Size66.5x49.7 mm (2.62x1.96 in)
Waterproof classIP6X
GNSS Location
Internal antenna (GNSS)
External antenna (GNSS)
GPS
GLONASS
Connectivity
Cellular network typeGSM Quad Band
Internal antenna (Connection)
External antenna (Connection)
Cellular network generation2G
Interfaces
1-Wire interface
Number of outputs2
Number of inputs (all types)4
Discrete inputsFeature already supported
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Analog inputsFeature already supported
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Outputs
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Hardware extras
Driver ID readingFeature already supported
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Tracking features
Tracking modesContinuous, Interval
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Location by Cell IDFeature already supported
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Smart power consumptionFeature already supported
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ECO drivingFeature already supported
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Events monitoring
Battery lowFeature already supported
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Input changeFeature already supported
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External power cut offFeature already supported
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Self monitoring
Network signal levelFeature already supported
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GNSS signal levelFeature already supported
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GNSS satellites fixedFeature already supported
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External power source voltageFeature already supported
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Internal battery levelFeature already supported
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Remote management
Server connection setup over SMSFeature already supported
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Remote device configurationYes (over SMS)
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Remote outputs controlYes (over SMS), Over GPRS (Requires firmware 09.XX.XX)Feature already supported
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Firmware update OTA
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Certification
CE
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FCC
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Tracking software

Navixy

Server Integration
Server IP Address217.23.132.215
Server port47776
Integrated on24/11/2011
Revised on29/01/2015

Teltonika FM1200 is tightly integrated with this software platform.

Automatic activation

The software platform supports automatic device activation by sending SMS commands, which includes all parameters in one command, applying APN settings, server address and port, as well as recommended tracking mode. These SMS commands can be sent in two formats:

  • Binary format (recommended) – one SMS to configure multiple parameters
  • Text ASCII format – one SMS to configure one parameter only

Binary format is recommended because it requires less messages to send from  platform to device. When using binary format it is just 2-3 SMS to send, and in text format it’s more than 20 messages in total. However, depending on the SMS gateway and GSM operator binary SMS can not be delivered, and it requires to use Text messages.

Before the activation process please make sure that your device is switched ON and is located in the place with good GPS signal reception. You also need to keep the device with initial factory settings, in particular:

  • Do not set any password, keep them clear (as by default)
  • Do not set any master number prior to the device activation
  • Do not set local Time zone, it must be UTC+0h (as by default)

Manual configuration

If you experience issues with the SMS delivery from the platform to device in your country, you can setup device manually by using Teltonika Configurator software.

Setup with Teltonika configuration software

First step you should make is to install Teltonika FM1200 drivers.  Please make sure that your PC meets the following requirements:

and then download Virtual COM Port drivers from Teltonika website http://avl1.teltonika.lt/downloads/FM11/vcpdriver_v1.3.1_setup.zip

1. Install drivers:
  1. Extract and run VCPDriver_V1.3.1_Setup.exe. This driver is used to detect FM1122 device connected to the computer.
  2. Click ‘Next’ in driver installation window.
  3. Setup will continue installing drivers and will display a window about successful process at the end.
  4. Click ‘Finish’ to complete setup
Teltonika drivers installation
Teltonika drivers installation
2. Update the software:

Connect FM1200 to PC with the USB cable. Launch “Firmware Updater”, select COM port to which device is connected, click connect, and when IMEI and Firmware version fields are filled, start the update.

Teltonika firmware updater

Device needs some time to send IMEI and Firmware version, so do not be afraid if IMEI will not show up immediately, disconnect and after 1-2 minutes try to connect again. Update process may take up to several minutes.

Teltonika firmware update process

Please note that in the latest firmware Teltonika added support of LV-CAN, so to use it you will have to upgrade

3. Run the Teltonika Configurator software

Configuration process starts from starting FM1200 Configurator program and then connecting to FM1200 device via Connect button located on the top left corner of configurator.

If connected successfully IMEI, Version fields which were empty, now are filled with certain numbers depending on Modem IMEI and firmware version of your device.

FM1200 has 2 configuration modes: Recommended Configuration and Advanced Configuration. Recommended Configuration mode uses predefined data acquisition values. In this configuration mode it is only required to enter network parameters.

Teltonika Configurator software 2

In Advanced Configuration mode FM1200 is more configurable. FM1200 Configurator is divided into main areas: 1 – main button area, 2 – information area, 3 –settings menu, 4 – parameters and values menu, 5 – information about connection. Button 6 is used to change between configuration modes.

Teltonika Configurator software

Main Buttons description:
  • ‘Connect’ – connects device
  • ‘Load’ – reads configuration parameters from FM1200 Flash memory.
  • ‘Save’ – saves configuration parameters to FM1200 Flash memory.
  • ‘Load Defaults’ – loads default FM1200 settings that later can be modified. This procedure must be performed before entering new parameters.
  • ‘Save to File…’ – allows user to save currently entered settings to .XML file, for later usage.
  • ‘Load from File…’ – allows user to load configuration saved in .XML extension file.
  • ‘Reset device’ – reboots FM1200 and displays processor firmware version.
Additional Buttons description:
  • ‘SIM PIN’ – allows to enter PIN code if inserted SIM card has activated PIN code security.

Note that PIN code can be entered 2 times.

  • ‘Add Keyword’ / ‘Change Keyword’ / ‘Switch Security Off’– buttons are used to protect configurator from unauthorized access to configuration.

Keyword is 4 – 10 symbol length. If keyword is set, every time user reconnects FM1200 to USB port, user will be asked to provide valid keyword when connecting FM1200 to configurator.

User is given 5 attempts to enter keyword. After entering valid keyword, counter resets to 5.

If user disconnects FM1200 using ‘Disconnect’ button and does not disconnect from USB port, after reconnecting using ‘Connect’ button, configurator does not ask for keyword.

Other platforms

Teltonika devices are quite popular in the world. Not surprisingly they and integrated in many GPS tracking software platforms including GPSWOX, GPSGate, Wialon, GPS-Server and others. However, the level of integration may vary. For example, it’s rare to see that device is configured automatically: more commonly you will need to setup the device using Teltonika configuration software, e.g. manually enter APN settings, server address and port. Also, for example, not every platform supports advanced features like Green driving features, reading CANbus data or remote control of the outputs, monitoring device’s battery, signal strength, etc.

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