Our Bluetooth® Gateway devices (Eagle, G120, Remora2, Remora3, Oyster3 BLE and Oyster Edge) are able to read a wide variety of 3rd Party Tags and sensors given there are many on the market to fit a variety of needs and use cases.
It is possible for us to quickly integrate tags that 'beacon'. Beaconing refers to the fact that the tag will simply periodically broadcast a frame containing data.
Connecting or pairing to tags is also possible but would require custom firmware development, speak to our support teams if this is a requirement.
Most tags can already be read by our gateway devices (Eagle, G120, Remora2, Remora3, Oyster3 BLE and Oyster Edge) without any special firmware integration. The correct parameters will just need to be set up in OEM: See Integrating Tags.
All will work out of the box and send data to your third party platform. However be sure to check your tag type is integrated into Telematics Guru if you wish to use this platform - not all tag types are integrated with Telematics Guru.
Telematics Guru supports the following tag types:
- Digital Matter Tags (Guppy Bluetooth®, SensorNode Bluetooth®)
- Apple iBeacon
- Ingics iBS01 (Basic tag)
- Ingics iBS01T (Temperature / Humidity)
- ELA (ANG, ID, MAG, MOV, RHT, T - including 'T Probe')
Many 'custom' tags may by default broadcast in their own tag format, but can easily be reconfigured by cable or mobile app to broadcast in iBeacon or Eddystone format. In this case we just need to do this reconfiguration, and we can view these tags in TG!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The tables below provide a list of the different tags that have been integrated into our devices as well as notes the features of each one.
|Ingics iBS01 Basic|
|MOKO M1 Beacon|
|Pharox Eddystone UID|
|Pharox Eddystone TLM|
|Pharox IBeacon PDU|
|BLE Sensors / Features||Temperature||Relative Humidity||Movement (Accelerometer)||Magnet (Reed Switch : Door Open/Close)||Fuel Level||Air Pressure||Digital Input||Digital Output||Analog Input||Tire Pressure|
|Sentrius BT510 (LE Coded)||YES||NO||YES||YES||NO||NO||NO||NO||NO||NO|
|DryLink RH Tag||YES||YES||NO||NO||NO||NO||NO||NO||NO||NO|
|ELA T + T Probe||YES||NO||NO||NO||NO||NO||NO||NO||NO||NO|
|Technoton DUT-E S7||NO||NO||NO||NO||YES||NO||NO||NO||NO||NO|
|Escort TD-BLE Probe||NO||NO||NO||NO||YES||NO||NO||NO||NO||NO|
|Geobox Tyre Pressure Sensor||NO||NO||NO||NO||NO||NO||NO||NO||NO||YES|
|MOKO M1 Beacon||NO||NO||YES||NO||NO||NO||NO||NO||NO||NO|
*ELA tags that have an analog input or digital input/output could have these features but is depended on what the sensor is attached to
**This controller responds to many industrial and security applications such as alarm triggering, motor and PLC control, etc.
Sample Tag Set Up
If you intend on using any type of Bluetooth® functionality on your Digital Matter device, you will need to ensure that the system parameter 'BLE Global Settings' is enabled.
To work with the system parameters, select the device in the oemserver.com device grid, and click on 'Parameters' >> Set System Parameter (single device)
Periodic scanning is for when you have either a static, or moving gateway that you need to scan for Bluetooth® tags upon conditions being met, for example, start/end of trips or specific time periods.
The device will get a GPS fix prior to conducting a periodic scan.
If you have purchased a tag that has already been integrated, below are the settings to configure in OEM to have the device scan for them. You would need to enable the tag type that you have selected to use, whether that is DM, iBeacon, Eddystone, or other tag types.
- Yes/No to scan for Bluetooth® tags on movement
- Set period of time to elapse after trip started to scan
- Yes/No to scan for Bluetooth® tags on end of movement
- Time period in minutes between Bluetooth® tag scans while in trip. set 0 to disable
- Yes/No to enable upload to server of tag data while moving.
- time period to scan for Bluetooth® tags while not moving
- Yes/No to upload scan data while not moving
- Set Scan length time. See Choosing Scan Length for more information
- Set a minimum strength of the signal to classify a tag as 'Found' or 'Lost'
- Yes/No to declare whether device is in a fixed location
- Enable the identfication/logging of the DM Guppy & SensorNode tag types
- Enable iBeacon Tag types
- Enable Eddystone Tag types
- See Integrating tag types here
- Log a 'Tag Lost' record in telemetry when a consecutive scan does not renew a tag record.
With the G120 and Eagle having both the functionality of Periodic or Continuous Scanning, there is a specific parameters tab for them to use periodic, titled BLE Periodic Tag Scanning.
Please note that the tags might be under the user integrated tags (not seen in the other tag type section). You will need to select user integrated tag (see below) in BLE Tag Scanning, add the tab BLE User Integrated Tags (Adv) and select from the dropdown.
If using ELA tags, there is additional set up on the tag side that needs to be done. ELA Third-Party Bluetooth Tag Setup
The Continuous Tag Scanning parameters are more tuned towards logging when tags are found or lost, rather then whether they're present when a scan is executed. This option is currently only available on the G120 4G and Eagle. As with periodic scanning, the tags might be listed in the BLE User Integrated Tags tab.
- Yes/No to enable Continuous Scanning, this will disable Period Scanning if enabled.
- Yes/No to upload upon finding a new tag
- Yes/No to upload upon losing a tag
- Yes/No to uploading upon consecutive tag scan
- Period between logging tag list. Entering in 0 will disable
- Time to elapse until Tag is declared Lost
- Yes/No to declare whether device is in a fixed location
- Use this function to manually input gateway Longitude/Latitude
- Strength of signal to determine whether a tag is considered found
- Strength of signal to determine whether a tag is considered lost