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Tracking Device Connection Guide

Note: The page was created before Map Suite 10. Map Suite 10.0 organized many classes into new namespaces and assemblies as well as had a few minor breaks in compatibility. The majority of previously built code should work without modification assuming the new namespaces are added. For guidance on upgrading your existing code, please check out MapSuite 10 Upgrade Guide.

FORCETOC Here is an outline of the different elements required to connect your tracking device to the GPS Tracking Server:

Cellular Data Plan

Nearly every GPS Tracking device uses the GPRS cellular data network to transmit its location information. Before your tracking device can use the cellular data network you need to contact your local cellular provider to provision a reoccurring GPRS data plan for each tracking device you wish to track. T-Mobile, AT&T and KORE Telematics are providers that can supply you with the GPRS data plan you need to connect your tracking device to their cellular data network. At a minimum you should request a 1 megabyte per month plan for each tracking device. If your tracking devices can be configured using SMS commands you need to request that your cellular data plan be enabled to send/receive SMS text messages.

Your cellular data provider should provide:

:SIM Card ::Once you have a data plan established with your cellular data provider they should supply you with a SIM card that can be installed into your tracking device. This SIM card should have its own telephone number. :APN ::Your cellular data provider should also provide you with an APN (Access Point Name). This value is necessary when configuring your tracking device to connect to the cellular network. An example APN for KORE Telematics might be

Map Suite GPS Tracking Server

Subscription :To view the location of your device a subscription to the Map Suite GPS Tracking Server is required. To sign up for a subscription visit:

GPS Tracking Device

The most important element of GPS Tracking is the tracking device. There are two main elements necessary to enable communication between your tracking device and the GPS Tracking Server.

Listener IP Address and Port :The Map Suite GPS Tracking hosts programs called ‘listeners’ to listen on a specific IP address and port for the messages from your GPS tracking device. Each listener is specifically designed to work with only one brand of device so before a tracking device can communicate with the GPS Tracking Server a matching listener must be in place. Check out our list of supported devices to see if we have a listener for your device: Supported Tracking Devices :If your device is not listed we have options: Writing Your Own Custom Device Support

Tracking Device Configuration :GPS Tracking devices have a very simple operating system, called firmware, to control when and where they transmit their locations. In order to have a tracking device transmit its location to the GPS Tracking Server we need to configure the firmware with several settings. As the configuration steps for tracking devices differs we offer several configuration guides for supported devices here: Configuration Guides

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