This guide will help you get started with your MT90G live tracker. Please follow the steps carefully.
Your MT90G is shipped with:
It is your responsibility to provide a charged and activated micro SIM card
You will also need a Windows PC for the once-off configuration of the tracker. We recommend Windows 7. If you have Windows 8, some additional steps may be needed.
You must purchase a micro SIM card and 3G data 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 should 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. Get this done at the store, or use a spare mobile phone to activate the SIM.
To insert your SIM:
After the SIM is inserted, you may turn your tracker on and off by holding down the power button on the left side of the device. Watch the LED's and listen for the beep.
Open the rubber port cover and insert the supplied USB cable into the port on the side of the MT90G. Charge the device by plugging the cable into a live USB port on a PC, or a USB charger. Allow five hours for your first full charge.
Your battery should give at least 6 hours of continuous operation. You must recharge the unit before each daily session.
Your tracker saves all it's data in the TackTracker cloud server. You must create an account on the TackTracker cloud to view and download this data.
Visit https://tacktracker.com/cloud/auth/register to create your free account.
Creating an account is free, however a tracker right is needed for the TackTracker server to accept your data.
We will provide you with 1 tracker right (valid for a year) for each MT90G you purchase. To obtain this right, you must contact TackTracker Support and let us know the name of the TackTracker Cloud account that you have created.
You must configure your tracker before first use. Some computer experience is needed for this task. Configuration is required to tell the tracker how to talk to the TackTracker server, and how often to send position updates. You will need a Windows PC to perform these steps.
|APN||Depends on the network|
|GPRS Time Interval||3 (For 3 second update interval - available when using modified firmware supplied by TackTracker)|
With your tracker configured and switched on, you are ready to test it out!
To do this, you must register your tracker on your TackTracker Cloud account.
You must add an entry here for each of your live trackers.
Click the "Add Tracker" button to add a tracker entry and edit the values. Please take care - it is very important to get the following information correct:
Set the other values to whatever you wish. Note that:
More information about the Tracker List fields is available here.
With your Tracker added to the list, and switched on, tick the Enable checkbox to enable your tracker. You may enable as many trackers as you have tracker rights.
Watch the Tracker status. If all is functioning, the Status box will change from inactive to red or green. This confirms that your tracker is communicating with the server. When the status turns green - you are up and running!
Re-connect the Meitrack Manager and double check your settings:
Note that the status may remain red (No Fix) if your tracker is inside - it needs to be outdoors for a reliable satellite connection.
To view the live position of your tracker, return from the Setup page and go to your "Trackers" page to view your tracker in the TackTracker Web Player.
Click the "Go Live" button and the TackTracker player will show the position of your tracker in real time.
You can use the Trackers tab in the TackTracker Cloud or download the TackTracker application from http://tacktracker.com/web/download for a richer experience.
The Tracker tab shows live data only. However the TackTracker server stores all your track data. To access your stored tracks, you need the TackTracker application. Using the Track Loader, you can download tracks from any specified period (using the "Get" button) and replay them on the map.
You can select multiple tracks at once in the Track loader and play them simultaneously.
If you are using TackTracker for sailing, you will want to use the Race Editor to create races. Please refer to the videos and other information available from the TackTracker Support page.