Live Tracker Setup

Before you can use your live trackers with TackTracker, there are two one-off setup tasks to perform:

  1. Configure the trackers
  2. Add the trackers to your Live Trackers list in your TackTracker Cloud account.

If you tracking from your mobile phone using the TackTracker Recorder app, these steps are not required. See the page on live tracking with your phone for more information.

Configure the trackers

Your live trackers must be configured to send frequent location reports to the TackTracker Cloud server. If you are using the iPhone or iPad app, you may skip this step.

SIM Card

You must purchase a SIM card and plan for each tracker. Look for a long duration plan such as a 365 day pre-paid plan. Live tracking does not use much data - roughly 1MB every 7 hours of use. For example, in Australia, a Vodafone $2 SIM plus $10 of credit on the 365 day pay as you go plan may last you a full year.

You will need to find out your Telecommunication vendor's Access Point Name (APN). For example the APN for vodafone in Australia is "live.vodafone.com". Here is a list of Australian APN's: http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/mobiles_apn

You must also activate the SIM before it can be used with your tracker. You may need to use a spare mobile phone to activate the SIM.

Configuration

Tracker configuration is a one-off task and is not difficult.

You will need to install the SIM, plug the tracker into your PC using the supplied USB cable and run the configuration software provided with the tracker.

The configuration process and parameters vary according to the type of tracker, as described below. The manufacturer software and instructions are for Windows only. Please select your tracker type for detailed instructions:

Meitrack MT90

Configuration Software Protocol IP Address Port Screen Shots
meitrack.zip TCP 35.197.10.251 22081 Meitrack Manager Basic tab
Meitrack Manager Tracking tab

Instructions

  1. Download the meitrack.zip file and extract the contents into a folder. Open up a Windows Explorer window to the extracted files.
  2. Install the USB driver by double clicking on "PL2303_Prolific_DriverInstaller_v130.exe"
  3. Install the Meitrack Manager program in the Meitrack Manager folder by double clicking on MMSetup.exe
  4. Start the Meitrack Manager Program from the Start Menu.
  5. Configure the settings in the Tracking tab and click Save
  6. Close the Program

Turning Tracker On and Off

Turn on:
Hold down the power button until both LED's light up. Release.
Turn off:
Hold down the power button until both LED's go out. Release.

Jointech JT600

Configuration Software Protocol IP Address Port Screen Shot
Current Model:
jt600_14.9.2.zip

Pre 2015 Model:
jt600_4.4.zip
TCP 35.197.10.251 22051 JT600 Assistant

Instructions

You will need to insert the SIM card before the JT600 can be powered on. Once the SIM is inserted, and the battery charged, turn on and configure your JT600 as follows:

  1. Download the jt600_4.4.zip file and extract the contents into a folder. Open up a Windows Explorer window to the extracted files.
  2. Install the USB driver by double clicking on "Min-USB cable driver .exe"
  3. Turn on your JT600 (see below) and plug into your computer using the supplied JoinTech USB cable
  4. Start the JT600 Assistant program by right clicking on "JT600 Assistant V4.4.exe" and selecting "Run as Administrator". The JT600 Assistant setup window will appear. (Note you must run this program as Administrator in order to connect to your tracker.)
  5. Click Open, then "Read All". When working correctly, you will see a blue bar appear and move to the left. If running the 20140716 firmware, it is normal for this bar to stop at "24/26". Please also watch for:
    • The tracker's serial number displayed in the large letters at the top. If you don't see this, click "Close" and replug your JT600, close the JT600 assistant and repeat from Step 4.
    • The installed firmware version on the top right. The minimum recommended version is dated 20140716. If your firmware is older than this, you should upgrade. Contact TackTracker for more information.
  6. Fill in the details highlighted in the screen shot.
    • Type the IP address, Port and APN values as shown (3) then click Write (4).
    • Select Normal uploading, Mode TCP and Interval 5 (5) then click Write (6).
  7. Click "Close" and unplug your JT600.
  8. Leave your JT600 on - in a short while you should see the green GSM light flash rapidly - indicating you are connecting successfully to your network.

Documentation

JT600 User Manual (PDF)

Turning Tracker On and Off

Turn on:
Hold down the power button on left side until all three LED's on top flash ONCE. Release and observe that the GSM and GPS LED's flash occasionally.
Turn off:
Hold down the power button on left side until all three LED's on top flash THREE times. Release and observe that no LED's remain flashing.

Note: Units with older firmware (prior July 2014) will flash three times when turning on. If you unit has older firmware you should contact us about upgrading your firmware.

Teltonika GH1202 or GH3000

Configuration Software Protocol IP Address Port Screen Shots
teltonika_gh3000.zip TCP 35.197.10.251 22061 TrackAssistant Tracking tab
TrackAssitant Connections tab

Instructions

  1. Download the teltonika_gh3000.zip file and extract the contents into a folder. Open up a Windows Explorer window to the extracted files.
  2. Install the Teltonika Track Assistant by double clicking on "TrackAssistant_Setup_2.4.0.151.exe"
  3. Start the Track Assistant Program from the Start Menu.
  4. Click "Connect GH". Note: Do not use "Connect Modem" - it will not work.
  5. Type your device password - which is '0000' by default.
  6. Configure the settings in the Tracking tab and click Apply
  7. Configure the settings in the Connections tab and click Apply
  8. Click "Disconnect GH"
  9. Close the Program

Turning Tracker On and Off

Turn on:
Hold down the red call button (top right) until the device beeps and vibrates.
Turn off:
Hold down the red call button until the left LED turns red.

TZone GT08 and GT09

Configuration Software Protocol IP Address Port Screen Shots
Supplied with device TCP 35.197.10.251 22041 TZONE AVL config for GT08
TZONE CS for GT09 setup1 setup2 setup3

Instructions

  1. Copy the configuration software supplied with the device to your PC
  2. Install the Prolific USB driver for your operating system (Vista/Win7/Win8 or XP)
  3. Start the configuration program, either AVL_V2.1.0.0.exe or TZONECS.exe
  4. Click Connect
  5. Configure settings
  6. Save Settings
  7. Close the Program

Getting your Tracker Online

When your tracker configuration is done, you must add your tracker to the Live Tracker List and check that it is online.