Compact rugged housing
Made of sturdy UV resistant plastic the housing clips together for easy assembly, and has 2 convenient mounting tabs.
Dimensions: 125mm x 65mm x 30mm
Weight: 250 grams
24 pin connector
A harness is supplied as standard with the M100, see the M100 user manual for connector pin details.
8V to 45V DC
15mA average (battery fully charged)
135mA average (battery charging)
The M100 passes stringent automotive power “load dump” tests to ensure that it will continue to operate in the harshest electrical systems. A built-in self-resetting fuse makes installation easy and safe.
On external power
-20°C to +60°C
Below 0°C the standard internal backup battery’s ability to deliver sufficient power to operate the cellular modem is reduced. Below 0°C and above +45°C the internal backup battery will not be charged as a safety precaution due to dangers associated with charging batteries at extreme temperatures.
For battery powered tracking in extreme temperatures enquire about our M100 tracker with extended temperature range battery options.
High sensitivity GPS
UBLOX MAX8 GPS module
- Supports concurrent GLONASS and other GNSS systems
- 72 channel high sensitivity receiver
- -167dBm industry leading tracking performance
- Battery backed up for optimal hot-start performance
- AssistNow Offline aiding data for extremely fast time-to-first-fix and performance in urban canyon environments
Concurrent GPS and GLONASS
The M100 supports position tracking using both the American GPS satellites and the Russian GLONASS system concurrently. This results in amazingly fast and accurate tracking with double the number of satellites available for use.
Low noise GPS Amplifier
GPS signals are boosted by a special low-noise amplifier (LNA). This allows the M100 to operate where other units will fail to receive GPS signal.
2G or 3G (NextG)
The M100 can be manufactured for specific markets around the world with cellular modem modules approved by all the major networks.
Quad Band GSM/GPRS Class 10
850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Modem – EU:
850 / 900 / 2100
EMEA / APAC / Latin America
3G Modem – NA:
850 / 1900 / AWS
3G Modem (Global Option:
800 / 850 / 900 / AWS / 1900 / 2100
Global coverage at a higher cost
*enquire for other bands and LTE / 4G options
CE, A-Tick, ICASA, others in progress
Global coverage – anywhere in the world.
The M100 can be fitted with an Iridium SBD module that allows it to communicate via the Iridium satellite network. The M100 will automatically switch over to using Iridium communications when out of range of the cellular networks.
Internal GPS and cellular antennae.
Having the primary antennae inside the housing makes for very simple and quick installation. The M100 has had its antennae tuned by top laboratories to ensure optimal performance.
*Iridium modem and other wireless FlexiCards may require an external antenna
The standard 800mAh LiPo backup battery allows the M100 to operate when external power is removed for up to 4 days, depending on the amount of movement. Optional HUGE battery pack of 1800mAh available on special order.
5 x Digital Inputs
- 1 x Ignition line
- 4 x Digital Inputs with configurable pull-up / pull-down
- Numerous configuration options including switches, duress/panic alerts, pulse counting.
2 x Digital Outputs
2 x switched ground digital outputs, easily wired up to switch external lights, relays, buzzers, sirens, motors and other devices. Can be used to immobilise a vehicle
Audible alert without requiring the installation of an external buzzer. Can be used for speeding alerts, harsh driving alerts, reminders to swipe RFID tags, error conditions and other events.
The diagnostic LED makes it easy to see if the device is operating correctly.
3 Axis Accelerometer
The 3 axis accelerometer allows the M100 to detect harsh driving events (harsh acceleration, braking and cornering) and this information can be used to monitor driver behaviour and unsafe driving. It also allows the G100 to go to ‘sleep’ when not moving, resulting in extremely low standby current.
Communicate with common one-wire iButton devices.
RS232 receive and transmit allow the M100 to communicate with external RS232 devices. These can include fuel monitoring, Garmin FMI, tyre pressure monitoring. The RS232 interface can also be used to configure the device and to test and debug.
Switched 5V Out
The M100 can provide power to external peripherals via this 5V power line, allowing for easy installation and doing away with the need for additional external power supplies.
Maximum current: 300mA
DMCAN Peripheral Port
UFIND has a range of peripherals that connect to the M100 via the DMCAN peripheral port. Peripherals such as the RFID Driver ID reader, 5 digit keypad, data console and RF gateway use the DMCAN port.
The M100 has sufficient memory to store over 50,000 records in its flash memory. Normally the data will be sent to the server immediately but if the device is out of range then there is sufficient space to ensure that no data is lost – for many weeks of driving!
The flash memory is also used to store parameters, GPS aiding data, accident data, driver lists, geo-fences and other important information that needs to be securely stored.
FlexiCard Expansion Slot
The M100 has one FlexiCard slot. This card slot allows the device to be upgraded to support extra functionality:
- Iridium satellite modem
- Additional RS232 ports
The innovation of FlexiCards allows the M100 to be the most flexible telematics device available on the market.
6 x FlexiCard IO
The FlexiCard slot is connected to 6 pins on the M100 connector. This allows the cards to provide functionality to the outside world via the connector pins.
Auto-APN allows the M100 to analyse the SIM card and select the correct APN details from a list that is pre-loaded in the device’s firmware. This means that the M100 can be shipped world-wide without requiring specialist setup for SIMs.
Text Message Setup
The M100 can also be sent text messages to setup the APN, server and other details.
The M100 can be configured to roam across multiple networks and to automatically use the different APN details for the roaming networks.
The M100 will track successfully where other devices just give up.
This fantastic technology allows the GPS to predict which satellites are in orbit above it and to dramatically reduce the time-to-first-fix of the GPS, and the overall performance of the GPS, especially in ‘urban canyon’ or forested environments.
Flexible Logging Parameters
The M100 trip logging is flexible and can be configured to log based on a variety of parameters including:
- Elapsed time
- Distance travelled
- Change in heading
- Change in speed
- On Stationary
- Accelerometer events (harsh driving)
Accident and Rollover Detection
The M100 uses the built-in accelerometer to detect high G impacts such as accidents and rollovers and reports these events to the server for emergency alerting.
The G100 automatically calibrates its built-in 3 axis accelerometer and uses this to detect harsh driving events:
- Excessive acceleration
- Harsh braking
- Cornering at speed
These events are logged in the M100 along with additional event statistics that allow back-end server platforms to perform sophisticated driver profiling and scoring.
The M100 keeps a second-by-second “blackbox” recording of valuable GPS and accelerometer data for a two hour window. This data can be automatically uploaded to the server when an accident is detected, or it can be requested manually.
The M100 supports a number of ways to identify a driver:
- RFID reader and a card or keyfob
- 5 digit keypad to enter a PIN code
- Console with built-in RFID reader
- iButton 1-wire reader
The M100 can be updated from the server with lists of Drivers that are allowed to drive the vehicle that it is installed in. When a driver or operator registers on the M100 it will check the Driver List to see if that person is authorised to drive the vehicle. The list also includes information about the driver such as whether they can perform supervisor functions.
The M100 can be installed to immobilise a vehicle and only allow authorised drivers / operators to drive it, or to annoy an unauthorised driver with a loud buzzer.
The M100 has the capacity to hold hundreds of geo-fences that can be downloaded to it from the server. The M100 can use this geo-fence information to:
- Implement arrival and departure alerts
- Implement speeding zones with audible warning alerts
- Implement “No-go” and “Keep-out” areas
- Automatically control outputs, for example to switch on warning lights when inside a special area
- Warn drivers when approaching dangerous intersections
- Disable data communications within intrinsically safe areas
This setting allows the M100 to determine that a trip has started based on accelerometer and GPS data and to automatically set the ‘ignition’ input on the device to emulate the ignition line.
This means that the M100 can be installed with the option of not wiring in the ignition line and ‘emulating’ the ignition based on movement.
This setting allows the M100 to monitor the system voltage and to detect changes in the voltage that indicate if the engine is running or not.