Common configuration issues of TAT100
1. Improper Open Link Timeout value
It will result in a data loss and a rapid battery discharge rate.
This parameter is used for the connection between the device and the server. It defines the maximum time that the server can expect data from the device. The connection between the device and the server is closed when the Open Link time expires. An open connection between the device and the server prevents the device from entering sleep mode. TAT100 generates and sends data only when sleep mode is reached. It's critical for TAT100 to close the data connection as soon as possible to function properly.
2. Data is being sent too often
Battery of the device will discharge in a few days.
If default Tracking Period (360 sec.) is set the device will send data about 240 times a day. TAT100 can send up to ~1000 records until the battery is discharged. Sending 240 records a day will cause a full battery discharge in about 4 days.
3. Scheduler is not configured properly
Device will not send any record.
Days of the week are not selected by pressing on them. Active days are marked in blue color. If a day marked in grey color - records will not be sent for that day even if the times are configured.
4. Always try to keep GNSS antenna facing the sky
Device has up to 3 min. hardcoded time to get fixed position while it's awake from a Sleep Mode. If GNSS signal is poor - device will need more time to get fixed position. Battery usage is higher while device is looking for GNSS positions than it stays in Sleep Mode. So, mounting the device with GNSS antenna facing down causes shorter battery life and there is a possibility that device will not obtain position at all.
It's more difficult to get positions for the device if GNSS antenna is looking downwards. So, always try to keep GNSS antenna facing the sky, no matter where the device is mounted.