First time with Teltonika device

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Introduction

Many similar questions are asked by clients who order their first Teltonika device. To get you a quick start, we present you a summarize of the most important steps that have to be taken, when setting up your device for the first time.

Getting to know your device

The most important thing about using the device for the first time is getting to know it's capabilities. Below, you will find all the necessary links for basic knowledge about your device.

Micro-Mobility products:

TST100 - First Start guide | General description

TFT100 - First Start guide | General description

Personal trackers:

GH5200 - First Start guide | General description

TMT250 - First Start guide | General description

First use of the Teltonika Configurator:

Teltonika Configurator Introduction

Using your first Teltonika Configurator

After getting to know your device, you have to get to know with the main software, that will be used to configure your device. You can get the Teltonika Configurator that is compatible with your devices' firmware version from the following links below. Detailed descriptions of each panel/feature of the Teltonika Configurator can be found in the links below aswell.

Micro-Mobility products:

TST100 - Configurator versions compatible with TST100 device | Descriptions of each configurators' panel/feature

TFT100 - Configurator versions compatible with TFT100 device | Descriptions of each configurators' panel/feature

Personal trackers:

GH5200 - Configurator versions compatible with GH5200 device | Descriptions of each configurators' panel/feature

TMT250 - Configurator versions compatible with TMT250 device | Descriptions of each configurators' panel/feature

Setting up your server

After you have learned about the devices' capabilities and configuration process, you may set up your own server. All the necessary information regarding Teltonika Codec protocol used with our devices and source codes can be found in the links belows:

Setting up your configuration for the very first data sending to the server

When you have finished setting up your server, the very first thing you would like to try is to send your first packet to the server.

System panel

System panel

  1. Connect your device to the PC following the devices' First Start page instructions;
  2. Navigate to System panel in configurator and select values shown in the right hand side picture:
    • Set Records Saving/Sending Without TS to Always. This way, during the very first data sending test, we will protect ourselves from the possibility that inside the area where the device is located, we do not have a valid GPS fix. The selection Always, orders the device to save/send records, even without good time and with zero coordinates.
    • Set Data Protocol to Codec 8 Extended. This way, our device will be able to include 2 byte length AVL IO elements instead of 1 byte, so more parameters whose AVL ID is higher than 255 could be included to the packet.

More information about System panel and it's parameters for each device can be found here:

TST100 | TFT100 | GH5200 | TMT250

GPRS panel


GPRS panel

  1. Navigate to GPRS panel in configurator and fill in the fields marked in the right hand side picture:
    • GPRS Context field requires you to enter your SIM providers' APN settings. Make sure to fill this in based on the SIM provider you are using with your Teltonika device.
    • Server Settings field requires you to enter your server settings - domain, port and protocol used. If you have prepared your own server based on Setting up your server paragraph, then enter your server details in the required fields. If you decide to use a third party platform, please check this list of platforms compatible with our devices here.

More information about GPRS panel and it's parameters for each device can be found here:

TST100 | TFT100 | GH5200 | TMT250


Data Acquisition panel

Data Acquisition panel

  1. Navigate to Data Acquisition panel in configurator to configure your devices' records saving/sending interval.
  2. Depending on how your device will be used you have to configure On stop or either Moving fields:
    • Min period - parameter indicates time interval in seconds in order to acquire new record. If value is set to 0 it means that no records by min period will be saved.
    • Min Saved Records - parameter indicates minimum number of records in one data packet that can be sent to server. So for example, if this fields' value is set to 5, the records will be sent to your configured server only when the device will have at least 5 records saved to memory.
    • Send period - parameter indicates frequency (time interval in seconds) of sending data to server.
  3. For the basic first time tests we recommend you to set the Min Period value to 45, Min Saved Records value to 1 and Send Period value to 60. With this configuration the device will save a record to memory every 45 seconds, and every 60 seconds it will be sent to your configured server.

More information about Data Acquisition panel and it's parameters for each device can be found here:

TST100 | TFT100 | GH5200 | TMT250

I/O panel

I/O panel

  1. Navigate to I/O panel in configurator to enable the parameters that will be included in the packet that will be sent to the server.
  2. To enable any of the listed I/O parameters, simply set the priority to at least Low. This way, the enabled parameter will be included in the packet and sent to your configured server with each periodic record, based on how you configured you Data Acquisition settings.

More information about I/O panel and each column can be found here:

TST100 | TFT100 | GH5200 | TMT250


Save to device

Final action

After successfully configuring your device following the above steps, make sure to save your configuration to your device by clicking the Save to device button visible in the right hand side picture. When the configuration is saved to your device, periodic records should flow to your server based on your configured records saving/sending interval.