FIELD-REPLACEABLE AA BATTERY-OPERATED ASSET TRACKING UNIT

The ATU 620 is a battery-operated asset tracking product designed for reliable, multi-year deployments. The ATU-620 is an ideal solution for managing assets that will be deployed for long periods without maintenance needs.

COMPETITIVE PRICE, COMPETITIVE TECHNOLOGY, COMPETITIVE EDGE

The sealed ATU-620 high-value tracking unit from CalAmp features a small size, superior GPS performance and replaceable AA Alkaline batteries. The ATU-620 is a complete asset tracking and communications device incorporating next-generation, super-sensitive GPS technology on GSM/GPRS, CDMA 1xRTT and HSPA cellular networks for installation inside any mobile asset. Superior internal antennas for both cellular and GPS eliminate the need for wired antennas and make the ATU 620 mountable virtually anywhere for easy, inexpensive installations. Messages are transported across the cellular network using enhanced SMS or UDP messaging providing a reliable communications link between the device and your application servers. The ATU-620 is designed to dramatically reduce cost and size while significantly improving field reliability.

FLEXIBILITY

The ATU-620 employs CalAmp’s industry leading on-board alert engine, PEG™ (Programmable Event Generator). This advanced engine monitors external conditions and supports customer-defined exception-based rules to help meet the needs of your application. PEG continuously monitors the vehicle environment and responds instantaneously to pre-defined threshold conditions related to time, date, motion, location, geo-zone, input and other event combinations. With PEG, your unique application will meet demanding customer requirements. This behavior can be programmed by CalAmp before shipment, at a customer’s facility, or over-the-air once the unit has been fielded.

OVER-THE-AIR SERVICEABILITY

The ATU-620 also leverages CalAmp's industry leading over-the-air device management and maintenance system, PULS™ (Programming, Updates, and Logistics System). Configuration parameters, PEG rules and firmware can all be updated over the air. PULS offers out-of-the-box, hands-free configuration and automatic post-installation upgrades. You can also monitor unit health status across your customers' fleets to quickly identify issues before they become expensive problems.

Specification

SPECIFICATIONS     

General

  • Communication Modes GPRS/EDGE/HSPA and CDMA 1xRTT packet data, UDP and SMS
  • Location Technology 50 channel GPS
  • Operating Voltage4.2 volt internal battery pack

GPS

  • Location Technology50 channel GPS (with SBAS)
    SBAS: WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS, GAGAN
  • Location Accuracy2.0 meter CEP (with SBAS)
  • Tracking Sensitivity-162dBm
  • Acquisition Sensitivity-147dBm
  • AGPS Capable

Cellular

  • Data SupportSMS, GPRS, CDMA 1xRTT or HSPA packet data
  • Operating Bands (MHz)
    • GSM/GPRS:
      • 850/900/1800/1900
    • CDMA/1XRTT:
      • 850/1800
    • HSPA/UMTS:
      • 800(VI)/850(V)/900(VIII)/1700(IV)/1900(II)/2100(I)
  • Transmitter Power
    • GSM/GPRS:
      • 850/900
      • 1800/1900
    • CDMA/1XRTT:
      • 850/1800
    • HSPA/UMTS:
      • All bands
  • HSPA Data Rates5.6 Mbps upload/7.2 Mbps download
  • HSPA FallbackEDGE/GPRS/GSM quad band
    EDGE MCS1-MCS9
    3GPP Release 6

Environmental

  • Temperature-30º to +70º C (operating); -40º to +85º C (storage)
  • Humidity95%RH @ 50º C non-condensing
  • Shock and VibrationU.S. Military Standards 202G and 810F, SAE J1455
  • EMC/EMISAE J1113; FCC–Part 15B; Industry Canada
  • RoHS Compliant

Electrical

  • Operating Voltage4.2V internal battery
  • Power ConsumptionTypical 200µA @ 4.2V (deep sleep)
    Typical 26 mA @ 4.2V (SMS+UDP connection, GPS off)
    Typical 140 mA @ 4.2V (continuous transmit)

Battery Pack

  • Field-Replaceable AA Batteries
  • Battery Options3 or 6 1.5V AA alkaline cells

Physical

  • Dimensions2.9 x 4.9 x 1.4” (74 x 124 x 36mm)
  • Weight11 oz, (325g) (internal)

Connectors, SIM Access

  • SIM AccessInternal

Certifications

  • Fully certified FCC, CE, IC, PTCRB, Applicable Carriers

Technical

FEATURES

Key Features

Battery life of 1 year at 1 message/day (3 AA batteries) or 2 years at 1 message/day (6 AA batteries)

IP66 sealed and rugged enclosure

Packet data (GPRS, CDMA 1xRTT, or HSPA) and SMS-based messaging

Internal cellular and GPS antennas

Super sensitive GPS

Built-in 3-axis accelerometer for motion sense, tilt, and impact sensing

Ultra low power sleep mode

Voltage monitoring and low battery notification

2,000 buffered messages

10 built-in geo-fences

PEG™ exception-based rules

Automatic, over-the-air unit configuration on power-up (PULS™)

Over-the-air firmware download (PULS™)

Web-based device management (PULS™)

Development Support Options

Customized hardware and software development available on request

Programming and Management Tools

Learn more about PEG and PULS, complimentary tools available to solution providers and channel partners for managing CalAmp devices.

Resources

HARDWARE SPEC SHEETS