Blip Personal

Coban GPS102B

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Blip Personal is a handheld GPS tracker with a limited set of functions. It is suitable for personal use of lone workers or senior family members.

Blip Personal description

Blip Personal is a compact handheld GPS tracker with basic functionality. The main purpose is personal tracking (e.g. for locating kids in real time), but also can be used for tracking pets, parcels and other assets.

Package content

Package contents:

  • GPS device
  • A/C adaptor with a charger pad and USB cable
  • User manual

Location and tracking

Blip Personal is embedded with GPS and doesn’t have support of GLONASS and alternative systems. It either doesn’t support Assisted GPS (A-GPS) technology.

Mobile networks

With Quad-band GSM module Blip Personal can be operated all over the world where 2G networks exist.

Local and remote management

Blip Personal tracker can be fully controlled with the help of SMS commands in a human-friendly format, on which device always replies back. It supports remote APN settings configuration by SMS.

LED Indication

Blip Personal has only one LED, that indicates GSM mode (SMS or GPRS) and GPS reception.

Specifications and Features

Supported features

Server Integration
Server IP Address217.23.132.215
Server port47735
Integrated on03/12/2013
Revised on18/03/2015
General information
PurposePersonal
InstallationNot required
Housing
Weight50 g (1.76 oz.)
Size64x46x17 mm (2.52x1.81x0.67 in)
GNSS Location
Internal antenna (GNSS)
GPS
Connectivity
Cellular network typeGSM Quad Band
Internal antenna (Connection)
Cellular network generation2G
Hardware features
Battery capacity800 mAh
Built-in battery
Emergency buttonFeature can be supported upon request
Feature can be supported upon request
Tracking features
Tracking modesContinuous
Feature can be supported upon request
Events monitoring
Battery lowFeature already supported
Feature already supported in
Fall/ShakeFeature already supported
Feature already supported in
Remote management
Server connection setup over SMSFeature already supported
Feature already supported in
Remote device configurationYes (over SMS)Feature already supported
Feature already supported in
Certification
CE
Feature already supported in
FCC
Feature already supported in

Tracking software

Navixy

Server Integration
Server IP Address217.23.132.215
Server port47735
Integrated on03/12/2013
Revised on18/03/2015

Blip Personal is tightly integrated with this software platform.

Activation process

The software platform supports automatic device activation by applying APN settings, server address and port, as well as recommended tracking mode though the SMS channel. Normally you don’t need to configure anything manually. Just install the SIM card, switch the device ON and make sure it is located in the place with good GPS signal reception.

When you activate a device, the following SMS commands are sent from server to device:

SMS command from
Server to Device
SMS reply from
Device to Server
Command
explanation
ITV123456 30 OK! Time period settings
 apn123456 <apn_name> <apnUser> <apnPass>  APN ok  Set up APN name
timezone123456 0 OK Time zone settings
 adminip123456 217.23.132.215 47735  adminip ok! Set up server address and port

Some parameters will depend on your cellular network operator:

  • <apn_name> – APN name
  • <apn_login> – APN login
  • <apn_pass> – APN password

As soon as these commands are executed the GPS tracker will connect to the server, and the rest of configuration process will be done via GPRS channel.

Important notice:

  • Do not set any password on the device (by default: “123456”)
  • Do not set any master number prior to the device activation
  • Do not set the Time zone, it must be UTC+0h as per default
  • Do not set any pin-code to your SIM card

If you experience problems with automatic device activation, you can send the commands manually, and your device will become activated on the platform.

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