Connecting devices to GpsGate
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.
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.
If you find problems in this step read the device troubleshooting article.
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.
- If it's your first device, you'll be asked by the assistant to add it.
- You can also add a device user with the traditional method.
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:
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
- And to the port set in the device configuration
You can send commands to your devices using template commands.
Read more about how to use template commands here.
Devices supporting Accelerometer can take advantage of the ECO report.
Read more about how to use ECO report here.
Some device brands and models support extra features such as:
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.
Read more bout how to enable Crash data here.