FOX Advanced

Fox Advanced is AVL (Automatic Vehicle Location) device enabling satellite vehicle monitoring and supervision of its status, defined parameters, measurement and detection of important events. Vehicle data are transferred through mobile telecommunication network (GSM/GPRS) and Internet enabling the user to track and control his vehicles at any moment. It is designed for private or professional use, for monitoring of only one vehicle or the whole fleet of vehicles. Monitoring is performed by computer or mobile phone connected to Internet. Device configuration can be done remotely through SMS messages and GPRS service, or locally using serial port. Expense optimization of GPRS traffic is achieved by double set of parameters for device operation in local network and roaming. Wide range of devices can be connected to Fox Advanced device including Euroscan, Symbol barcode reader, fuel flow meters and fuel level meters. Fox Advanced can be connected to vehicle FMS, enabling monitoring vehicle data. Using additional interface devices, connection to CAN and OBD II is also possible.

Main functions
  • Satellite vehicle locating, tracking and mapping in real-time
  • Automatic monitoring of vehicle statuses and important events, and reporting by GPRS and SMS
  • Immediate alarming about critical status and emergency
    Functional characteristics
  • Satellite vehicle tracking using GPS or GLONASS

  • Configurable smart algorithm for position data sending

  • Sending events caused by digital inputs or changes in statuses of the vehicle

  • Instant data transfer on vehicle position and statuses on user request

  • Sending events in real time, or logging and sending data at predefined time period or at predefined time of the day

  • Internal memory with logger capacity for more than 60.000 records

  • Internal memory expandable with SD memory card

  • SMS alert

  • XML, binary, auth+ack binary and encrypted sending formats

  • Backup server IP address

  • Calculation of distance travelled by vehicle and sending this information together with position data

  • Calculation of vehicle maximum speed

  • Driver identification using iButton

  • Driver identification using RFID card

  • Shock/acceleration sensor. In power save mode, shock/acceleration sensor detects mechanical shock and wakes up device from power save mode. In normal operation mode it obtains C-Drive information and detects vehicle crash event

  • Vehicle engine RPM measurement

  • Vehicle fuel level control using analogue and digital sensors

  • Vehicle fuel consumption control using fuel flow meter

  • Temperature measurement using additional Geneko temperature sensors or Euroscan device

  • Reading data from Symbol BarCode reader

  • Direct connectivity and reading CAN on FMS and SAE J1939

  • OBD II connectivity using Geneko OBD II interface (SAE J1850 VPW, SAE J1850 PWM, ISO 15765-4 (CAN),SAE J1979, ISO 14230-4, ISO 9141-2)

  • Connecting external GARMIN navigation and communication device

  • Geofence. Device can store up to 70 rectangular or round zones

  • Smart phonebook with special functions of some numbers

  • Remote device parameters setup, device management, debug and firmware update ability (OTA)

  • Parameter (device configuration) backup in SIM card memory

  • Engine/ignition blocking with remote command – immobilizer

  • Panic taster (panic event sending by GPRS and SMS)

  • Private/Business drive switch

  • Test sequence on debug port

  • Device parameters configuration via serial port

  • Navigation option by external PC, Laptop or PDA

  • Internal battery for operation without external power supply

  • Vehicle battery monitoring and over-discharge protection

  • Advanced power save function

  • GPS/GLONASS antenna cable breakdown detection

  Technical specification

• Processor: ARM Cortex-M3

• Operating system: Real time operating system

• GSM/GPRS module: Quad Band - GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, GPRS Multi-slot class 10/8

• GPS/GLONASS module: u-blox NEO-7N

- Channels: 50

- Hot start: 1 s

- Cold start (open sky): 28 s (average)

- Tracking sensitivity: -160 dBm

- Position/speed accuracy: 2.5 m CEP


• Power supply: 7VDC - 36VDC, over and under voltage protection

• Power supply modes: max 200mA@12V, max 110mA@24V

• Internal back up battery: Li-Ion, 3.7V / 950mAh (1600mAh optional)

• Storage temperature: -40°C to +95°C (-20°C to +80°C with internal battery; max. +60°C for storage over two weeks)

• Operating temperature: -30°C to +80°C

• Charging temperature: 0°C to +50°C

• Dimensions (WxDxH): 132 x 80 x 26mm

• Weight 140g

• 24 Multifunctional inputs/outputs

- Up to 15 digital inputs (one is reserved for ignition detection)

- Up to 6 digital outputs

8 analog inputs (one is reserved for vehicle accumulator measuring and monitoring)

- One 1-Wire port

- Two RS232 port

- One RS485 port

- One CAN port

- One USB port

• Serial port

Connecting of external devices

Device parameter’s setup

System Log read and Debug Information read

- Firmware update

NMEA sequences output for external device (PC, PDA...)

• Low power consumption

Average power consumption < 70mA (@12VDC)

Maximal power consumption in Power Save mode < 30mA (@12VDC)

Maximal power consumption in Deep Power Save mode < 3mA (@12 VDC)

Vehicle accumulator protection mode (when accumulator voltage is lower than the value specified by low voltage protection parameter) < 1mA (12 VDC)