TracBox D

Note:

TracBox units are configured for 12v DC and are supplied without WiFi or Bluetooth interfaces by default

The TracBox D units are designed be DIN mounted on trailers, generators or lighting plants and to report on basic information such as: GPS location, battery voltage and other data. The units have an onboard web server that can be polled/browsed and can automatically report data the IMS platform.

Pictures of unit

Demo of the User Interface

Specs

Quick Start Guide

In order to configure TracBox you will need to be directly connected to it without a router in between. The TracBox ships with two configured IP addresses, eth0 is set to 10.10.10.10/16 with a gateway of 10.10.0.1, this interface is designed to be used in production and will need to be changed to suite your environment. The second interface, eth0:0 is purely for management and has an IP address of 192.168.137.137/24. You can set the gateway to use this interface but generally speaking, you should only set the gateway on a production interface.

Once you have configured an IP address on the management network, say 192.168.137.1, point your browser to http://192.168.137.137 and you will see the TracBox web UI. There are links to Help, the Sensors page and the Administration Page in the top right. The main page, Location, shows the TracBox’s current location, when the unit was moved to its current location and when a valid GPS update was last received. The table shows the last 10 locations where the TracBox has been positioned. A location change is registered if it is greater than 16m from the currently registered position.

There are two hyperlinks under the Location heading, View on map and Last location as JSON; both links open new windows are their functionality is covered below.

The View on map link opens a Google Map with the TracBox’s current location as a pin icon, you have the option to choose a satellite map, the default is a street map.

Last location as JSON opens a page that contains the following and helps integrators scrape the TracBox’s location programmatically.

The Sensors Page allows you to see the analog sensor data, typically battery voltage, battery current, solar panel voltage and solar panel current. This page is very similar to the Location page, in that historical data and a link to the current sensor values as JSON. Note: Sensors other than voltage need to be integrated to display data.

The Admin Page allows you to configure wired and wireless interface settings, IP, subnet, gateway, interface, DNS and NTP. You can also toggle the firewall on and off. The firewall stops the TracBox from listening on port 22 (SSH). The TracBox is extensible and at times and may require remote access through SSH to increase the system’s functionality.