Coban GPS303F/G

Coban GPS303F/G

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Coban GPS303F is a budget tracker which has more capabilities compared to basic modification Coban GPS303B. While junior model has only tree wires, Coban GPS303F has more inputs (including analogue) and outputs and can be used in a wider set of fleet tracking applications.

Coban GPS303F/G description

Coban GPS303 series are budget GPS trackers for vehicles. By November 2015 the family include three modifications with postfixes B, F and G in their names:

  • Coban GPS303B – the basic model, which has just three wires to connect: two for power and one for ACC status.
  • Coban GPS303F – advanced model with multiple inputs and outputs (I/O).
  • Coban GPS303G – similar to GPS303F, but also includes remote control for managing the alarm mode, engine cut relay and send emergency alarm.

“F” and “G” modifications

Both “F” and “G” modifications differ from basic model of the series (GPS303B) by having more inputs and outputs that allow connecting various sensors, such as doors opening or fuel level sensor.

The difference between “F” and ”G” modifications is the remote controller. It has four buttons and allows to control alarm mode (ON/OFF), engine cut relay and send emergency signal (SOS).

All models are dust and waterproof, and have no external antennas — it simplifies the installation process.

Coban 303G package

Location and tracking

All GPS303 models are embedded with GPS chip NewStar 1315 and don’t have support of GLONASS and alternative systems.

There are only two basic tracking mode, which do not provide too much flexibility: by time interval and by distance.

As the back-up, when no satellites signals are available, it uses Cell ID location (also known as LBS-tracking).

Also, the tracker supports turnings. It will update the positions automatically to web server once the vehicle changing driving direction over pre set angle (30 degrees) to form a smooth trajectory consistent with the actual road, this function is only effective in GPRS mode.

Mobile networks

With Quad-band GSM 2G module mobile devices can be operated all over the world.

Emergency button

Both GPS303F/G have one input reserved for SOS button (also included into the package). To send the SOS signal it’s required to hold the button pressed within 3 seconds.

For “G” model it is also duplicated on the wireless remote controller.

Power supply

External power supply might be 12V or 24V, which makes possible to install GPS303 both on cars and vans.

GPS303 also features a built-in rechargeable backup battery. When fully charged it ensures about 3-4 hours of device operation (in normal conditions).

Inputs and outputs

There are following interfaces available:

  • Inputs:
    • 1 x Discrete input reserved for SOS button (-)
    • 1 x Discrete input (+)
    • 1 x Discrete input (-)
    • 1 x Fuel level sensor – reported in percent
  • Outputs:
    • 1 x Output reserved for Engine block relay
    • 1 x Output reserved for Siren (but also can be used for any other purpose)
  • Other:
    • Mic

When input state changes device reports about it to the server immediately.

Limited outputs control

Coban GPS303 firmware does provide the possibility to check the current state of the output. Thus you can only send the command to turn the output ON or OFF, but not able to read the state remotely.

Local and remote management

GPS303 trackers can be fully controlled over GPRS, including configuration of tracking modes and controlling outputs. There is also a wide list of SMS commands in a human-friendly format, on which device always replies back. It supports remote APN settings configuration by SMS.

However, the disadvantage is the output state can’t be read remotely. A user can send two commands with the meaning “Switch ON” or “Switch OFF” for the output control, but he won’t be able to get its current status.

You can also configure GPS303 from a PC, but you will require a special USB-cable, which is not included into a standard package. No special software is needed.

LED Indication

GPS303 has 3 LEDs

  • Red LED indicates backup battery charge

  • Green LED indicates GSM/GPRS mode

  • Blue LED indicates GPS reception

Accessories

The manufacturer offers original accessories:

  • Siren (12/24V)
  • Fuel level sensor

Specifications and Features

Supported features

Server Integration
Server IP Address217.23.132.215
Server port47750
General information
PurposeVehicle
InstallationProfessional
Housing
Weight70 g (2.47 oz.)
Size96x53x16 mm (3.78x2.09x0.63 in)
Waterproof classIP6X
GNSS Location
Internal antenna (GNSS)
GPS
ChipsetNewStar, NS-1315
Connectivity
Cellular network typeGSM Quad Band
Internal antenna (Connection)
Cellular network generation2G
Interfaces
Number of outputs2
Number of inputs (all types)4
ACC/Ignition inputFeature already supported
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Discrete inputsFeature already supported
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Analog inputsFeature already supported
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OutputsFeature already supported
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Hardware features
Battery capacity700 mAh
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Built-in battery
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Emergency buttonFeature already supported
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Non-volatile memoryOptional
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Engine block relayFeature already supported
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Hardware extras
Fuel level sensor readingFeature already supported
Feature already supported in
Voice listeningFeature can be supported upon request
Feature can be supported upon request
Emergency buttonFeature already supported
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Wireless keypadOptionalFeature already supported
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Engine block special controlFeature already supported
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Tracking features
Tracking modesContinuous
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Location by Cell IDFeature already supported
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Events monitoring
Battery lowFeature already supported
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External power cut offFeature already supported
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Remote management
Server connection setup over SMSFeature already supported
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Remote device configurationYes (over GPRS)Feature already supported
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Device ID typeStatic (IMEI)
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Message exchange formatASCII
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Forced GNSS location update over SMSFeature can be supported upon request
Feature can be supported upon request
Certification
CE
Feature can be supported upon request
FCC
Feature can be supported upon request

Tracking software

Navixy

Server Integration
Server IP Address217.23.132.215
Server port47750

Coban GPS303 is tightly integrated with this software platform.

Activation process

Automatic activation (recommended)

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
begin123456 begin ok! Activating device setup
 apn123456 <apn_name>  APN ok  Set up APN name
 up123456 <apn_login> <apn_pass> user,password ok! Set APN login and password
 gprs123456  gprs OK! Enable GPRS mode
 adminip123456 217.23.132.215 47750  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

Manual configuration

If you experience issues with the SMS delivery from the platform to device in your country, you can setup device manually by sending the above list of commands from your mobile phone.

Default settings

Tracking mode

By default tracking by distance (100m.) is set, as field tests show this is one of the most preferable tracking modes. However, you can change tracking mode remotely in “Device” section.

Rules

  • SOS button. When you activate a GPS303 device, the new rule “Emergency (SOS) button” is created automatically. That means the event will be logged by default and shown on the screen and in Monitor mobile application. If you want to get instant notifications by Email, SMS you should update contacts in this rule.

Coban

There is a native system provided by manufacturer with basic functionality at the website www.gpstrackerxy.com

Other

There are some other tracking platforms that support this device, including: GPSGate, Wialon, GPSwox and other.

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