The Prime-ME Pr-ME is a small slim tracker that's ideal for personal use. It has a 2 day battery life in normal mode, but 1 month in Battery Save / Eco mode. Being so small it's ideal for minding dementia patients, who may not put up with bigger trackers. The Prime-ME has been designed with large radius corners and a smooth shape that sits comfortably in a pocket or pouch. Prime-MEs should ideally use the new Tracking Control IP interface at: http://184.108.40.206 for large scree devices, or the Tracking App interface at http://220.127.116.11/mobile for phones/tablets, in order to use Eco-mode.
It comes with a (nano) SIM card already internally installed. It works by calculating its location using GPS with LBS (Phone masts) as backup. It contains advanced chipsets (uBlox GPS satelite navigation) and the same large GPS internal antenna as is in the Prime2. It also has a large internal memory/storage cache for when it loses GPRS connection, so that it can upload data when reconnected.
Normal mode: Tracker reports location when in motion at a time interval chosen by the customer. When not moving, it reduces to a "heartbeat" report every 4 hours.
Eco mode: The battery life is extended by shutting down between location reports in Eco mode. Available scheduled time intervals are: 1, 2, 3, 4, 8,16, 20 or 24hrs.
Eco Mode operation: Because the tracker powers off between each scheduled location report, it can only respond to further commands when it next wakes to send its next scheduled location report. Eco mode is also known as Battery Save mode in the other interfaces. The battery can last up to 2 months when position reporting only once per day, 1 month when reporting 2 times per day, etc., if in a location with good GPS reception. The Eco mode option is enabled when Prime-MEs are shipped but can be disabled if requested. It is important not to confuse being in suspended operation in Eco mode, with "not working". There is a delay between sending a command when in Eco mode and its execution.
Its compact size allows it to be easily placed or hidden. It does not have an SOS button or an external GPS antenna port.
It comes with a 2-pin mains charger, USB lead and a necklace lanyard.
Dimensions: Length=43mm; Width=43mm; Thickness=16mm
Battery: Lithium polymer (LiPo) 460mAh 3.7V
Each device comes with pre-installed free credits for initial usage: 100 position credits; 10 SMS credits
GPS chipset: uBlox all-in-one chipset. 50 channel Class 12
Quad-band operation 850/900/1800/1900MHz
Internal memory cache: 10,000 positions
Battery capacity: 460mAh
Battery life: 2 days normal operation; 2 months in Battery Save mode if updating location every 8hrs.
Reception - rapid: TTFF (Time To First Fix): 29s (cold start unobstructed sky), 1s (hot start - already started)
Precision: +/- 2.5m after first report
Motion detection: 3 axis accelerometer: 8g
User interface: USB Micro
Charger: Mains (2 pin) charger and USB Micro cable included
Remote access from Tracking Control allows users to:
- set the frequency for position reporting;
- define a Geo-Fence zone(s) and turn it/them On/Off;
- turn On/Off (Arm/Disarm) the Motion detecion function
- send commands (SMS) to the tracker to change settings, including Eco mode;
- to enter the cell-phone number(s) for SMS messages or Email addresses of the alert recipients.
For full control of the device's settings, see the HowTo section on using the Track Control for more detail. For mobile access and partial control of the device's settings using one of the Phone apps (iOS or Android), the Tracking App or the Track Panel (Mobile), see the How To section.
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