Teltonika 1202

Rating : 3/5

Our Verdict

This device is fair in performance, good product for the price they offer.

Pros

Internal GPS/GSM Antenna makes easy installation

Waterproof

16 MB Internal memory is good for offline storage

Cheap compared to other devices

Cons

Power circuitry is not good, gets short easily

Internal battery is of poor quality and not much capacity

Inbuilt GPS Antenna is error-prone and gives poor location in the city

GSM module is not documented and performance is fair. It however loses signals easily.

Review

Teltonika FM 1202 does almost everything that you usually want a GPS tracking system to do, that too at a reasonable cost. Internal GPS & GSM antennas make it easy for those who wish to covertly track their drivers without their knowledge.

FM 1202, an upgraded version of FM 1200 is blended pretty well for GPS tracking applications that fetch continuous data for real time location updates (even for a 5 sec update interval). With additional inputs & outputs, FM 1202 model makes it easy enough to monitor and control external devices, say for e.g., temperature sensors used in reefers of FMCG carriers. This device has a USB port for device status log output & entering configuration. Teltonika FM 1202 is one of the rarest of its kind with a digital input exclusively reserved for ignition status to nullify the negative impact (showing un-occurred idling events) caused by certain GPS devices in the past.

Waterproof GPS tracking device

Ever heard of a GPS tracking device with waterproof housing? Yea, you heard it quite right, Teltonika’s FM 1202 is tested and proved IP67 (Ingress protection), which indicates this is a total dust-proof & waterproof device that can survive an immersion level of up to 1m, that’s not bad for a GPS tracking device fitted inside vehicles that usually run through the roads, yeah?


Specifications

GSM / GPRS features:

  • Quad band module (GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz)
  • GPRS class 10
  • SMS (text, data)

GNSS GGG303 Module features:

  • Navigation System; GPS/GLONASS/;
  • Protocol NMEA-0183: GGA, GGL, GSA, GSV, RMC, VTG;
  • Up to -161 dBm sensitivity

Hardware features:

  • Cortex®-M3 processor;
  • 16 MB internal Flash memory;
  • Built-in accelerometer.
  • Ni-MH internal rechargeable battery 7.2V 400mAh (optional).

Interface features:

  • Power supply: 6 … 30V;
  • USB port;
  • 2 digital inputs;
  • 1 digital/analog input (configurable);
  • 2 open collector digital outputs;
  • 1Wire® temperature sensor
  • 1Wire® iButton
  • LEDs indicating device status

Special features

  • Any element event triggers (external sensor, input, speed, temperature, etc.);
  • Highly configurable data acquisition and sending;
  • Multiple Geo-fence areas;
  • Sleep mode;
  • Deep sleep mode;
  • Configurable scenarios available;
  • Real-time process monitoring;
  • Authorized number list for remote access;
  • Firmware update over GPRS or USB port;
  • Configuration update over GPRS, SMS or USB port;
  • TCP/IP or UDP/IP protocol support;
  • 100’000 record storing;

Main Cable wiring

Pin No. Wire Name Description Wire color
1 VCC (6-30)V DC (+) Power supply for module. Power supply range (6…30) V DC Red
2 OUT 2 Digital output. Channel 2. Open collector output. Max. 300mA. Pink
3 OUT 1 Digital output. Channel 1. Open collector output. Max. 300mA. White
4 DIN 2 Digital input, channel 2 Gray
5 DIN 1 Digital input, channel 1 DEDICATED FOR IGNITION INPUT Yellow
6 GND Ground pin Blue
7 AIN 1 Analog input, channel 1. Input range: 0-30V/0-10V DC Brown
8 DATA_DALLAS Data channel for Dallas 1-Wire® devices Green

Internal Circuit of Teltonika 1202


Internal Diagram of FM-1200

An integrated flash memory

An integrated flash memory of 16MB lets you store up to 100,000 records in case of your vehicle’s battery failure, that means even with continuous location updates every minute, FM 1202 can save your location data internally for up to 10 days which makes it a huge bargain at a reasonable cost. Not just that, this GPS tracking device has a built-in battery that works for an extended period of time, if someone disconnects it from the vehicle’s power source. Enhanced with a deep sleep mode and advanced motion sensors, this Teltonika device keeps an eye on vehicle movement and ignition input, thereby waking up the device and making it active that was in low power consumption mode while the vehicle was stopped/resting.

Processor


Cortex-M3

The ARM® Cortex®-M3 processor is the industry-leading 32-bit processor for highly deterministic real-time applications, specifically developed to enable partners to develop high-performance low-cost platforms for a broad range of devices including microcontrollers, automotive body systems, industrial control systems and wireless networking and sensors. The processor delivers outstanding computational performance and exceptional system response to events while meeting the challenges of low dynamic and static power constraints. The processor is highly configurable enabling a wide range of implementations from those requiring memory protection and powerful trace technology to cost sensitive devices requiring minimal area.

Teltonika TM11Q (GSM Module)

TM11Q is internal model of Teltonika and doesn’t have any detailed information about the same. We tried to contact Teltonika for the documentation but no response was received from their side. We guess this is a generic model almost equivalent to SIM900 which is made by Simcom

Technical Information about internal battery

Ni-MH rechargeable battery, 7.2V, 400 mA.

FM1202 operating time with internal battery depends on temperature, data sending

frequency (SMS and GPRS), and accumulator age, number of charge/discharge cycles

GPS (U-Blox NEO 6M)

Features

  • U-Blox NEO-6M onboard, with high-gain active antenna
  • TTL level, compatible with 3.3V/5V systems
  • Default baud rate 9600, configurable via u-center
  • IPX interface, for connecting different active antennas
  • Chargeable backup battery, keeps the ephemeris data when power down, supports hot starts
  • Onboard EEPROM for storing configuration information

The NEO-6 module series brings the high performance of the u-blox6 position engine to the miniature NEO form factor. NEO 6 has been designed with low power consumption and low costs in mind. Intelligent power management is a breakthrough for low-power applications. These receivers combine a high level of integration capability with flexible connectivity options in a small package. This makes them perfectly suited for mass-market end products with strict size and cost requirements. The DDC interface provides connectivity and enables synergies with U-Blox LEON and LISA wireless modules.


GPS Antenna

u-blox NEO-6M is best in the class but the antenna used in the device is not so good. The antenna will not provide the accurate path when there is a little bit interference presence in the atmosphere and also it doesn’t capture the signal under any roof and must be placed under the sky.

A quick overview on FM 1202- Waterproof GPS/GSM vehicle tracker

  • Waterproof housing (IP67)
  • Large Flash memory (16MB)
  • To store records up to 120 days in case of lost connection or in roaming (minimum update interval = 10min, minimum update distance = 1km and all I/O elements enabled)
  • Remote logs reading ( For remote issue solving with manufacturer)
  • Configurable device behavior ( To customize data acquisition and sending for various purposes and GSM cost savings)
  • Precise online tracking
  • Under time, distance and corner alteration
  • Integrated scenarios:
    • Advanced overspeeding detection
    • Driver identification (1-Wire® iButton ID key – up to 50 iButton keys
    • Immobilizer
    • Panic Button (SOS buzzer)
  • Integrated backup battery
  • Internal GSM antenna
  • Internal GPS antenna
  • GPS and I/O data acquisition
  • Real Time tracking
  • Smart data acquisition (based on time, distance, angle, ignition and events)
  • Sending acquired data via GPRS (TCP/IP and UDP/IP protocols)
  • Smart algorithm of GPRS connections (results in GPRS traffic savings)
  • Operating in roaming networks (preferred GSM providers list)
  • Events on I/O detection and sending via GPRS or SMS
  • Scheduled 24 coordinates SMS sending
  • 5 Geofence zones (rectangular or circle)
  • Deep sleep mode (less power consumption)
  • FOTA (firmware updating via GPRS)
  • Motion sensor
  • Small and easy to mount case
  • 3 operational modes (Home, Roaming, Unknown) based on operator
Teltonika 1202 Review

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