How it Works

The product integrates a GPS receiver with a 3G cellular communication system and when paired with PLE601 hardware will relay hours, location and other asset data to an information storage database to be viewed and analyzed through Cat equipment management software.

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Technical Specifications

Current Consumption (Typical)
  • Sleep Current: < 6 mA @12/24V (wakes to Key Switch, DTR Wakeup, or configurable STG Wakeup)
  • Idle Current (non-transmitting): <200 mA @12/24V
  • Peak Current: < 500 mA @12V
Inputs & Outputs
  • 4 Digital Input: Active low signal ready
Physical Specifications
  • Enclosure Material: Plastic
  • Dimensions: 204.8 x 130.8 x 50
  • Mounting Hole Pattern (LxW) mm: 86 x 186.8mm
  • Weight: Internal Antenna option = 480.3 grams
    External Antenna option = 498.4 grams
  • Interface Connectors: 12 pin and 8 pin Deutsche
  • Radio Frequency Connectors: TNC (Cellular) and RPTNC (GPS)
  • LEDs: Green (power), Orange (GPS), Yellow (Cellular), Blue (Ethernet/CAN)
  • Operating Temp: -30°C to +70°C
  • Storage Temp: -40°C to +85°C
  • Ingress Protection: IP68
  • Vibration: 9.73 grms (20 hours, 3 planes)
Regulatory Compliance

FCC Parts 15, 22 and 24, Industry Canada (IC), CE, RoHS, REACH, EN60950-1.

Cellular Communications
  • Quad Band 3G/GSM/ CDMA/UMTS Bands: 850/900/1800/1900/2100 MHz
  • Output Power: 0.5 W typical (2W max)
  • Operating Temperature: -30°C to +70°C
  • Cellular/GPS Antennae: Internal and External option
  • Antenna detection: Yes

NOTE: In the case of an extended outage the capacity of the message queue can be exceeded and some data will be lost as older messages are overwritten.

Positioning (GPS)
  • Tracking Channels: 30
  • Update Rate: 1 Hz
  • Position Acquisition: 29s Warm start, 32s Cold. Start (no initialization assistance, open sky)
  • Accuracy: 15 m – 95%
  • Sensitivity: -159 dBm tracking
    -149 dBm reacquisition
  • Antenna detection: Yes
Application Subsystem
  • Processor Speed: 454 MHz Memory
  • Memory: 2 GB Flash, 1 GB SDRAM