Trimble Automotive Platform (TAP

)
– A Family of Asset Tracking and Mobile Resource Management Devices
K E Y F E AT U R E S

THE ENTERPRISE VEHICLE FLEET OWNER’S CHALLENGE TODAY IN A NEW
AND COMPETITIVE EMERGING MARKET

• Low costand high reliability
• Anti-tampering enclosure and
tampering and anti-theft alerts
• Optional IP-67 environmental
protection
• Quad-band GPRS channel with SMS

Your business today is dependentmore than ever before on the smooth operation
and safety of your fleet of vehicles and drivers. To protect and ensure the safety
and value of your vehicle and mobile assets from the driver tampering, cargo
theft and damages, and road accidents has been a paramount importance in your
business.

capability for management and

To win and differentiate in today’s competitive market for customers’ satisfaction

control

and continuing business, fleet managers need reliable tracking and control of

• Robust communication, capable of

delivery times, cargo location updates, accident and lost cargo alerts and

operation in extremely fragmented

assurance that their drivers operate within their schedules and routes.

and lack of coverage conditions

Any tracking and security solution to meet these challenges must be low cost,

• Message store-and-forward in the
event of coverage loss
• Over-the-air configuration and
firmware update
• Complete vehicle status, distance,
location & time-stamped status

highly reliable operating in these harsh environments, and functionally complete
in meeting the security, tracking, and anti-theft protection needs. Furthermore,
your equipment has to work consistently and reliably in often highly fragmented
and unpredictable wireless coverage networks.

TRIMBLE SOLUTION

reports
• Optional vehicle CAN bus data of

The Trimble Automotive Platform (TAP 6X) is a family of vehicle tracking

vehicle operating parameters and

devicesdeveloped specifically to meet this challenge. It is low cost, highly reliable

vehicle health

and functionally versatile. There are added communication interface and device

• A family of optional external
controls and sensors available
• Driver safety and driving behavior
monitoring, incident recording, and
scoring software
• Internal high sensitivity GSM and
GPS antennas
• Operates in both 12 volt passenger
and 24 volt heavy duty vehicles

management tools, simple and functional, that are best suited for small
enterprise solutions, and yet scalable to growth in capacity and functionality.

Trimble Automotive Platform (TAP) – A Family of Asset Tracking and Management Devices

TAP 66 Ruggedize Asset Tracking

Working Seamlessly with Your Applications
Integrating TAP devices into your business application can be

TAP 66 is aruggedized, anti-tampering GPS and asset tracking

seamless and effortless. Trimble provides Dynamically Linked

telematics platform adaptable to a wide range of fleet mobile

Shared Object Library that handles the TAP communication

resource management applications under extreme hostile

messages and converts TAP over-the-air protocol to standard and

environment of water, dust, heat and vibration conditions.

commonly used data format for your applications. Two versions

Itsadvanced GPRS modem management design combined with

are available. A DLL version for Windows host systems and

store-and-forward message storage and highly robust

another for Linux based hosts.

communication protocol enables the YTR66 to deal with the
most degraded and fragmented cellular coverage and signal

SIM
Card

conditions. YTR66 seamlessly integrates and interoperates with
all transportation and logistics fleet management, supply chain
and mobile asset management systems through a secure and
versatile wireless communication interface. Driver Safety (DSS)
monitoring and aggressive behavior incident report is available

wireless
communication
servers

as an option.

Protocol &Message Handler
Dynamically linked shared object library
1.DLL dynamic linked for windows
2.SO shared object for Linux

Customer Provided

TAP 68C Light Vehicle Tracking

Trimble TAP Provided

TAP 68C is designed for light vehicles, passenger cars or light
duty trucks such as leased/financed vehicles, car rental fleets, taxi
fleets, service vehicles, and light pickup and delivery vans and
trucks.
In addition to GPS locations and tracking, there are security and
anti-theft featuressuch as tampering alert, panic button, vehicle
immobilization and more are available. For most vehicle

Application Commands
• Configuration Update
• Over the Air Firmware Upgrade Request
• Vehicle Immobilization
• Sensor Controls
• Location and Status Quiry
• Management Commands

manufactured after 1996 TAP 68C’s OBDII CAN bus interface is
available as an option. This feature provides useful vehicle
operating parameters such as trip odometer, RPM, vehicle speed,
fuel usage, coolant temperature and “Check Engine Light”
diagnostic trouble codes to help fleet owner better control of
fuel costs and vehicle health and scheduled maintenance.

TAP 68D Heavy Vehicle Tracking

Message Data to Application
• Date-Time
• Latitude
• Longitude
• Speed
• Heading
• GPS Fix
• Ignition Status

TAP 68D is designed for heavy vehiclessuch as tractor-trailer,
passenger buses, construction vehicles, and agricultural vehicles
that are equipped with J1939 CAN bus. The same IP-67 water and
dust proof enclosure used in TAP 66 is optionally available for the
TAP 68D. As are DSS Driver Safety monitoring and behavior
incident report and J1939 vehicle operating parameters for trip
distance, fuel usage, PTO (power take off) status and other
vehicle operating and diagnostic trouble conditions. A number of

• Trip Distance
• OBDII Parameters
• J1939 Parameters
• Alert – Power Disconnect, Panic Button,
• Antenna Removal, Geofence, 24-hour Status, Over-speed, Over
Driving Hour, and Others
• Driver Safety Incident Report
• Response to Management Command

controllers and sensor peripherals are available. These are
Trimble designed door open-close sensors, ready mix concrete
drum controls, fuel theft monitoring and alert device and more.

Contact a Trimble representative to learn how the TAP family of Vehicle Management Devices can advance your service
offering, improve you fleet operations, and improve your P&L.

Trimble Automotive Platform (TAP) – A Family of Asset Tracking and Management DevicesCE
SPECIFICATION
TAP66 A and B
Ruggedized, Anti-tampering
GPS tracking in harsh and
fragmented wireless
coverage environment

TAP68C

Dimension

145mm x 89mm x 37mm

110mm x 80mm x 22mm

IP Protection
Case Material:
Power
Operating Current
Sleep Mode Current
Operating
Temperature
Storage Temperature
Environment
Humidity
CPU
OS
Memory

IP67
PC6555
DC 9 volt - 36 volt
< 80 mA; Peak:150mA
< 5 mA

IP-54
PC6555
DC 9 volt - 36 volt
< 80 mA; Peak:150mA
< 5 mA

TAP68D
Heavy duty vehicle fleets,
security, anti-theft, cargo, and
other peripheral sensors, J1939
CAN bus
110mm x 80mm x 22mm
Standard
145mm x 89mm x 37mm Opt
IP-67
IP-54 standard, IP-67 Optional
PC6555
DC 9 volt - 36 volt
< 80 mA; Peak:150mA
< 5 mA

-40℃~+85℃

-40℃~+85℃

-40℃~+85℃

-55℃~+85℃

-55℃~+85℃

-55℃~+85℃

< 100% non-condensing

< 93% non-condensing

<100% non-condensing

ARM 7 @72 mHz
uC/OS II

ARM 7 @72 mHz
uC/OS II

ARM 7 @72 mHz
uC/OS II

256 Kbytes expandable to
512 Kbytes
Up to 64 Kbytes of SRAM
32 Mb Flash 1 Mb FRAM
RTC slaved to GPS battery
backed up to 1 years
2 RS-232 Ports
Cinterion BGS2-W, Quad
Band
MT, MO, CB, Text and PDU
Mode
Telit Jupiter J-N3
Receiver: L1 Frequency band,
C/A Mode, 48 Channels
Accuracy Position: 3.0 M
CEP50 w/o SA (typical open
sky)
Acquisition Time: Cold Start
36 sec
Acquisition Time: Warm Start
33 sec

256 Kbytes expandable to 512
Kbytes
Up to 64 Kbytes of SRAM
32 Mb Flash 1 Mb FRAM
RTC slaved to GPS battery
backed up to 1 years
2 RS-232 Ports
Cinterion BGS2-W, Quad Band
BGS2-E8, Dual Band for China
MT, MO, CB, Text and PDU
Mode
Telit Jupiter J-N3
Receiver: L1 Frequency band,
C/A Mode, 48 Channels

256 Kbytes expandable to 512
Kbytes
Up to 64 Kbytes of SRAM
32 Mb Flash 1 Mb FRAM
RTC slaved to GPS battery
backed up to 1 years
2 RS-232 Ports
Cinterion BGS2-W, Quad Band
BGS2-E8, Dual Band for China
MT, MO, CB, Text and PDU
Mode
Telit Jupiter J-N3
Receiver: L1 Frequency band,
C/A Mode, 48 Channels

Accuracy Position: 3.0 M CEP50
w/o SA (typical open sky)

Accuracy Position: 3.0 M CEP50
w/o SA (typical open sky)

Acquisition Time: Cold Start 36
sec
Acquisition Time: Warm Start 33
sec

Acquisition Time: Cold Start 36
sec
Acquisition Time: Warm Start 33
sec

Purpose

CPU Internal Flash
CPU Internal Memory
External Memory
Real Time Clock
Input/Output
GSM Frequencies
SMS Short Message
GPS Receiver

Passenger car fleets, anti-theft,
security, vehicle immobilization
& OBDII vehicle health

Trimble Automotive Platform (TAP) – A Family of Asset Tracking and Management DevicesCE

SPECIFICATION
External Interface
RS232
Analog Input
Digital Input
Digital Output
CAN Bus
Yamei Smart Key TTL
Engine
Immobilization
Firmware
OTAP
Stored Messages
Driver Safety
Monitoring
Power Removal Alert
Low Vehicle Battery
Alert
Antenna Removal
Alert
OBDII Stack
J1939 Stack
Voice Command

2
No
No
No
No
No

2
2
4
3
OBDII
Optional

2
2
4
1
J1939
No

Optional

Optional

Optional

Yes
Yes(200)

Yes
Yes(200)

Yes
Yes(200)

Optional
Yes

No
Yes

Optional
Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes
No
No
No

Yes
Option
No
Optional

Yes
No
Yes
Optional

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