Connecting devices to GpsGate

mceclip1.png Install the device plugin

The first step for setting up your device in GpsGate is to download the device plugin. You can download it from Site Admin > Plugins > Get More Plugins and then click on Install in the device plugin name.

Check if your device is compatible with GpsGate here.

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mceclip2.png Open and test the device ports

Go to Site Admin > Devices > Listeners and open the necessary ports for the device brand you want to connect (usually these will be TCP or UDP ports depending on your device configuration). 

Click on Test and verify that everything is in green.

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If you find problems in this step read the device troubleshooting article.

mceclip3.png Set up a user

The next step is to link your device/tracker to a GpsGate user. You can achieve this by creating a user.

mceclip0.png Configure your device

The last step is to configure your device to report to GpsGate. Typically, this is achieved with a configuration tool provided by your device manufacturer or using SMS commands.

Device configuration tool

Most major device manufacturers offer a configuration tool to facilitate the users the task of setting up a device for the first time. If you don't have a configuration tool available, you need to contact your device's support, 

Note: GpsGate cannot provide you with these tools. Please, ask your device provider for more information about the availability of this software.

The following image shows an example of what a device configuration tool looks like:

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Using SMS commands

If your device manufacturer can't provide you with a device configuration tool, it is very likely your device is configurable via SMS commands.

You can send commands to your devices using your mobile phone or GpsGate. To send SMS from GpsGate read how to send commands from the Terminal Window. or even create template commands that can be used at any time.

Note: GpsGate cannot provide with SMS commands for your devices. Ask your device's support for guidelines regarding SMS commands for your device.

To which IP and port should I configure my devices to report to?

You can see which IP and port you have to configure your device to in Site Admin > Devices > Listeners.

  • Your devices should point to the server's public IP address mceclip2.png
  • And to the port set in the device configuration mceclip3.png

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Additional features

Template Commands

You can send commands to your devices using template commands.

Read more about how to use template commands here.

ECO Driving

Devices supporting Accelerometer can take advantage of the ECO report.

Read more about how to use ECO report here.

Optional features

Some device brands and models support extra features such as:

Camera support

Some devices support sending images from a camera connected to them. Check in our Camera guide which models are supported and how to use the Camera plugin.

Read more about how to use Camera here.

Crash data

Read more bout how to enable Crash data here.