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Dart GPS Tracker

  • Affordable and reliable
  • Concurrent GPS and GLONASS tracking
  • Easy install & Easy to conceal
  • Compact 2G or 3G (NextG)
  • Variety of inputs and outputs

Software Subscription Fee (Per Month) $14.99

Fixed OBD Harness Also Available

Availability: In stock

$275.00

lOW COST, RELIABLE GPS/GLONASS TRACKER

The Dart is a compact 2G or 3G (NextG) tracking device with a variety of inputs and outputs to cater for entry-level tracking applications, without sacrificing tracking and communications performance and reliability. Its compact housing contains the GPS and cellular antennae, and the 12 wire connector means that all of the Dart’s functionality can be easily accessed and makes installation a breeze. 

The internal backup battery provides alerts and tracking operations even when external power is removed. The optional internal buzzer, 3D accelerometer and flash memory round out a product that is low cost but still packs a punch. The Dart can simultaneously use GPS and GLONASS satellites, providing double the number of positioning satellites than standard tracking products. The result is faster acquisition and more accurate and reliable tracking.

Hardware Features

Compact housing

The housing clips together to make provisioning devices simple and efficient.

Dimensions: 95mm x 55mm x 17mm
Weight: 150 grams

Harness

A standard 12 wire harness is supplied with the Dart

See the user manual for harness details

Automotive power

Voltage

8V to 36V DC (max)

Operating Current

10mA average (battery fully charged)

145mA average (battery charging)

Sleep Current

<1mA

The Dart passes stringent automotive power “load dump” tests to ensure that it will continue to operate in the harshest electrical systems. A built-in self-resetting fuse makes installation easy and safe.

Operating Temperature

-20°C to +75°C 1

1) On external power.

Below 0°C the standard internal backup battery’s ability to deliver sufficient power to operate the cellular modem is reduced. Below 0°C and above +45°C the internal backup battery will not be charged as a safety precaution due to dangers associated with charging batteries at extreme temperatures.

For battery powered tracking in extreme temperatures enquire about our Remora tracker with extended temperature range battery options.

Concurrent GPS and GLONASS tracking

Concurrent GPS and GLONASS tracking
72 channel high sensitivity receiver
-169dBm industry leading tracking performance
Battery backed up for optimal hot-start performance
AssistNow Offline aiding data for extremely fast time-to-first-fix and performance in urban canyon environments

Low Noise GPS Amplifier (LNA)

The Dart’s GPS signals are boosted by a special low-noise amplifier (LNA). This allows the Dart to operate where normal units will fail to receive GPS signal

Even when designing a low-cost device Digital Matter is not prepared to compromise on the performance of the product. You will see the difference if you compare device performance in low signal environments.

2G, 3G or 4G

The Dart can be manufactured for specific markets around the world with cellular modem modules approved by all the major networks

2G Modem

Quad Band GSM/GPRS Class 10
850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz

3G Modem – EU

850 / 900 / 2100
EMEA / APAC / Latin America

3G Modem - NA

850 / 1900 / AWS
North America

3G Modem
(Global Option)

800 / 850 / 900 / AWS / 1900 / 2100
Global coverage at a higher cost

*enquire for other bands and LTE / 4G options

Certifications

Pending

Internal Antenna

Internal GPS and cellular antennas

Having the antennas inside the housing makes for very simple and quick installation. The Dart has had its antennae tuned by the top laboratories to ensure optimal performance.

Backup battery

The 400mAh LiPo backup battery allows the Dart to continue to operate when external power is removed for up to 5 days, depending on the amount of movement

3 x Digital Inputs

1 x Ignition line
2 x digital inputs with configurable pull-up / pull-down
Numerous configuration options including switches, duress/panic alerts, pulse counting and other applications

1 x Digital Output

1 x switched ground digital output, easily wired up to switch external lights, relays, buzzers, sirens, motors and other devices
Can be used to immobilise a vehicle

Internal Buzzer (optional)

For high volume orders the Dart can be manufactured with an internal buzzer to provide an audible alert without requiring the installation of an external buzzer. Can be used for speeding alerts, harsh driving alerts, reminders to swipe RFID tags, error conditions and other events

3 axis accelerometer

The 3 axis accelerometer allows the Dart to detect harsh driving events (harsh acceleration, braking and cornering) and this information can be used to monitor driver behaviour and unsafe driving.
It also allows the Dart to go to ‘sleep’ when not moving, resulting in extremely low standby current.

Serial Port

The TTL serial interface allows the Dart to interface with external devices and peripherals, including a low-cost RFID tag reader for driver identification

Switched Power Out

The Dart can provide power to external sensors and devices via this power line, allowing for easy installation and doing away with the need for additional external power supplies.

Voltage: 3.5v to 4.5v

Maximum current: 200mA

Flash memory

The Dart has sufficient memory to store over 50,000 records in its flash memory. Normally the data will be sent to the server immediately but if the device is out of range then there is sufficient space to ensure that no data is lost – for many weeks of driving!

The flash memory is also used to store parameters, GPS aiding data, accident data, driver lists, geo-fences and other important information that needs to be securely stored.

Warranty

One year manufacturer’s warranty