Mapping display services on the Parallel Track website are provided without charge to the Internet community at large. As such no guarantees are made regarding the constant availability of these services, and customers deploying units in the field are encouraged to configure position reporting to commercial / free 3rd party services / software provided by companies such as GpsGate or use their own systems.

The 'Parallel Trackbox' is a hardware device capable of reporting its location at regular intervals to a predefined web service such as Parallel Track via the mobile phone network or via SMS text message on request. It can also be configured to send back position data direct to your own website allowing you to integrate real time tracking into your web presence through a service such as Google Maps, Yahoo Maps, or Microsoft Virtual Earth. Data is sent via standard POST (sample PHP code available or contact us for more information).

Systems Integrators / those looking to add in vehicle tracking to existing company front-end / backend systems see Systems Integrators page for further information.

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Features

  • Dimensions: 10 x 6.5 x 3 cm (weight: 160g).
  • Supplied SIM free allowing you to choose the most cost effective GPRS PAYG / pay monthly SIM card. Orange PAYG SIM recommended (1p per 4 position reports), available for £1 from Orange Shop (activate the monthly 4 for 4MB GPRS multi-bundle). Orange PAYG SIM can be topped up online or via phone (07973 100 450). BT Mobile also offer a £3.50 for 5MB bundle featuring automatic topup.
  • Facility for requesting positions manually (password protected) via SMS text message (GPRS compatable SIM not required). In this mode the only cost is the network standard rate for SMS text messages.
  • 20 channel high sensitivity SiRFstarIII GPS receiver.
  • Power requirement: 5-30V connection, 12V recommended (unit is internally fused).
  • Supplied with bare wire power lead (suitable for hard wired connection to vehicle), cigarette lighter adapter, and 230V style power adapter.
  • In areas without GSM coverage the last 24 positions will be queued for later transmission. At an update interval of 10 minutes this works out to 4 hours (5 minute interval = 2 hours) before historical data will start being lost.
  • Alternate GSM / GPS antennas available to fit requirements alternative supply your own SMA compatible.
  • RoHS / WEEE Directive compliant.
  • *Free Parallel Track website access. Maximum of 12000 historical positions are retained (assuming the unit is continuously moving 8 hrs a day, 5 days a week, and is set to an update interval of 5 minutes this works out to around 4 months).
  • Support for the GpsGate protocol (i.e. BuddyTracker, VehicleTracker applications).
  • Geo-fence support (i.e. SMS alert when unit moves outside designated area).

Unit must be configured to the SIM card (GPRS gateway / username / password), specify the SIM card on purchase to have these pre programmed, otherwise set them yourself via supplied software, and standard a serial cable.

*Vehicle mapping display services on the Parallel Track website are provided without charge to the Internet community at large. As such no guarantees are made regarding the constant availability of these services, and customers deploying units in the field are encouraged to configure position reporting to commercial / free 3rd party services / software provided by companies such as GpsGate or use their own systems.

Essentials Only: £150.00 (with software, power cable, GPS antenna, GSM antenna accessories only)
Complete Kit: £224.25 (with all accessories, software and documentation)

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