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Auxiliary Equipment

RS-485 Interface

Connection of auxiliary equipment (CAN-Log, PP-01 passenger sensors, DV-1 driver display, JPEG camera, data reception from vehicle J1708 data bus, reception and transmission of navigation data as per NMEA standard) is carried out through RS-485 interface. When needed, it is recommended to use the RS-232 to RS-485 converter.

In the “Settings” window open the “Inputs” tab: Omnicomm Configurator Remote configuration server

For RS-485 interface choose the setting:

  • “Disabled” – interface is not used
  • “LLS / LLD / ICON”- used to connect the Omnicomm LLS fuel level sensors, Omnicomm LLD indicator, Omnicomm ICON display.
  • “ALM Weight Indicator” – use for connection to the axle load monitoring device
  • “CAN-Log” (only for Light) – connection to a CAN-log device
  • “J1708” (only for Light) – connection to the vehicle J1708 data bus
  • “NMEA reception” (only for Light) – use of navigation data from an external device. If you select this option, you must specify the data port bit rate. “RS port bit rate for NMEA data” – select the data port bit rate for reception of navigation data from an external device
  • “NMEA transmission” (only for Light) – use of the terminal navigation data in an external device.
  • “PP-01” (only for Light) – use for connection of the passenger sensor
  • “Camera” (only for Light) – use for the digital camera connection
  • “DV-01” (only for Light) – use for the driver display connection
  • “Tachograph VDO” (only for Light) – use for Continental tachograph connection

“Frequency of data transfer to the server” – select the number of days for the DDD files transmission to the communication server. Possible options: from 1 to 28 days.

“Remove private data before transmission” – if necessary, enable deleting the driver's personal data prior to data sending to the server.

  • “iQFreeze” (only for Light) – use for connection of the refrigerator control device
  • “Modbus (Struna +, PMP-201)” (only for Light) – use for connection to the level gauge PMP-201 or the Struna + system

Fuel Level Sensors

In the “Settings” tab select the “Inputs” section from the list.

In the “Fuel Level Sensors” section:

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“Data source” – select the type of fuel level sensors. Possible options:

  • “Digital LLS” – when connecting fuel level sensors Omnicomm LLS
  • “Frequency LLS-AF” – when connecting fuel level sensor Omnicomm LLS-AF
  • “Vehicle sensor” – when connecting the vehicle standard fuel sensor
  • “CAN Bus” – when connecting to the CAN bus
  • “Struna +” (only for Light) – when connecting to the “Struna +” system
  • “PMP-201” (only for Light) – when connecting the level gauge PMP-201
  • “Disabled” – in case fuel level control is not required.

When Omnicomm LLS and Omnicomm LLS-AF fuel level sensors are connected:

“Number of connected sensors” – specify the number of sensors connected to the terminal.

When choosing LLS fuel level sensors connected to a universal input, you need to configure the universal input. For automatic configuration of the universal input in Omnicomm Configurator press the “Configure UI” button.

“Filtration” – enter the size of inner filter. Possible filtration options:

  • “None” – filtration is performed only according to the settings in the Omnicomm LLS sensor
  • “Low” – used in case of the sensor installation in stationary fuel storages and non-mobile machinery
  • “Medium” – used in case of vehicle's operation in normal road conditions
  • “Strong” – used in case of vehicle's operation in normal and severe road conditions
  • “Maximum” – this filtration is used in case of vehicle's operation in severe road conditions and when connecting a standard fuel sensor with analog output

Connect Omnicomm LLS fuel level sensor according to the diagram:

Connection of Omnicomm LLS 30160 fuel level sensor

Connect Omnicomm LLS-AF fuel level sensor according to the diagram:

Connection of fuel level sensor

Connect several Omnicomm LLS-AF sensors to the Light terminal one by one, starting with 1 universal input.

Omnicomm LLS-AF sensor must be set to output a frequency signal in the range from 30 to 1053 Hz.

When connecting the Omnicomm Light terminals to the “Struna +” system or the “PMP-201” sensor:

  • “Fuel tank volume, L” – enter the fuel tank volume. Possible values: from 0 to 65,000
  • “Current fuel volume, L” – displays the current volume according to the “Struna +” system or the “PMP-201” sensor

Connect the “PMP-201” sensor and the “Struna +” system according to the documentation on these devices. You may connect only one “Struna +” system. The network address, by default, is 80.

Omnicomm ICON Display

In the “Settings” tab select the “ICON” section from the list.

ICON settings

“ICON” – check the box to display the data from the terminal on the Omnicomm ICON display

  • “Network address” – select the display's network address. Possible values: from 7 to 254
  • “Select the time zone” - check the box to select your time zone relative to UTC. The time zone value is used when an automatic registration of time zones is not required

“Time zone” – select the time zone

  • “Receive messages from the dispatch via SMS” - check the box to show messages addressed to the terminal's SIM card on the display. Format of outgoing messages: D2d dispatcher text. Maximum message length: 128 characters.
  • “Notify on read messages via SMS” - check the box to send a notification when SMS messages have been read. Notifications will be sent to the dispatcher's number, indicated during the terminal setup (see Connection to the communication server)
  • “Notify on status change via SMS” - check the box to send a notification to the dispatcher's number when the driver's status changes. The notification will contain the driver's new status.
  • “Sound notification” - check the box to enable sound notifications when the terminal registers a new event, as specified during the terminal's setup.

In the “Settings” tab select the “Additional equipment” section from the list.

“Engine hours by RPM”, fill in the RPM to engine hours conversion table:

 Engine hours by RPM

Enter the RPM value in the “Revolutions per minute” field, in “Coefficient” field enter the value of conversion factor to calculate engine hours.

The conversion factors are determined based on the vehicle operating conditions. Maximum number of rows – 5.

The engine hours are displayed in hours with a decimal part (1.50 equals to 1 hour and 30 minutes) in the format HH.XX within the range of up to 100 engine hours and HHH.X for 100.0 - 999.9 engine hours. If the number of engine hours is higher than 1000, the last three significant digits and one symbol after the decimal point are displayed.

All engine hours are recorded in the terminal and sent to the CS as accrued total.

Connect the Omnicomm Smart, Light terminals to the Omnicomm ICON display as shown in the figure:

 Connection of several Omnicomm LLS sensors

Omnicomm LLD Indicator

In the “Settings” tab select the “Auxiliary equipment” section from the list.

In the “Data transmission to Omnicomm LLD indicator” section:

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“Data source” – select the data source to display the value on the Omnicomm LLD indicator. Possible options:

  • “GPS speed” – displays the vehicle speed
  • “Universal input“ – displays the status or values on the terminal universal input depending on the connected auxiliary equipment
  • “Engine hours by RPM” – displays vehicle engine hours

When selecting “Engine hours by RPM”, fill in the table of RPM recalculation to engine hours as follows:

In the field “Revolutions per minute” enter the value of RPM, in the field “Factor” enter the value of conversion factor to calculate the engine hours value.

The conversion factors are determined based on the operating conditions of the vehicle.

Maximum number of rows – 5.

Engine hours are displayed on the LLD indicator as hour values with a fractional part (1.50 means 1 hour 30 minutes) in the format HH.XX in the range of up to 100 engine hours and HHH.X in the range of 100.0 to 999.9 engine hours.

If the number of engine hours is more than 1000, the last three significant figures are displayed and one symbol after the decimal point.

Engine hours are fully recorded in the terminal and sent to the CS on a continuous accrual basis.

CAN-LOG controllers for Light

Omnicomm Light terminals support the connection of controllers when an RS-232/RS-485 converter is used.

Connect the CAN-LOG, series B14, B24, B34, B44, to the vehicle's CAN bus, as shown in the diagram:

Follow the instructions provided by the CAN-LOG manufacturer during connection.

Connect the CAN-LOG to the terminal via the RS-232 interface as shown in the diagram:

In Omnicomm Configurator, in the “Settings”/“Inputs” window, in the “RS-485 and RS-232 Interface Configuration” section:

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“RS-232” - select CAN log.

CAN-LOG parameters, displayed in Omnicomm Online and in Omnicomm Configurator

SPN Omnicomm Online Configurator CAN-LOG series B V4 CAN-LOG series B V2 CAN-LOG series P V1
70 Park. brake status Parking brake status Yes Yes Yes
91 Acceler. pedal pos., % Accelerometer pedal position (%) Yes Yes Yes
96 Fuel level Yes Yes Yes
110 Eng. coolant temp., °C Engine coolant temperature Yes Yes Yes
175 Eng. oil temp.,°C Engine oil temperature Yes
182 Daily fuel cons., l Daily fuel consumption Yes Yes
190 Engine RPM, rpm Engine RPM Yes Yes Yes
244 Daily mileage, km Daily mileage Yes Yes
245 Odometer reading, km Total mileage Yes Yes Yes
247 Engine hour meter reading, hour:min Total engine operation time Yes Yes Yes
250 Fuel consumption meter reading, l Overall fuel consumption Yes Yes Yes
527 Cruise Control status Cruise Control status Yes Yes
582 Axle load, kg Axle load Yes Yes Yes
597 Serv. br. ped. status Status of the service brake pedal Yes Yes Yes
598 Clutch ped. status Status of the clutch pedal Yes Yes
914 Mileage before maintenance, km Mileage before next maintenance Yes Yes
916 Engine hours before maintenance, h Time before next maintenance Yes Yes
1624 Inst. speed, km/h Instantaneous speed Yes Yes Yes

Universal Inputs

Universal inputs are intended for connecting the auxiliary equipment with pulse, potential, analog or frequency output and its operation monitoring.

In the “Settings” tab select the “Inputs” section from the list.

In the “Universal Inputs” section:

Sensors with pulse output

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“Universal input” – select “Enabled”.

“Operation mode” – select “Pulse”.

“Equipment name” – enter the monitored parameter name.

“Tightening” – select “Enabled” when working with “open collector”-type sensors or contact sensors.

“Coefficient of impulse” – enter the calibration factor converting the number of pulses to the determined physical quantity.

“Number of impulses from the input” (in Omnicomm Configurator) – number of pulses coming at the universal input.

“Current value of measured parameter” – displays the value at the input with account for the calibration factor.

Sensors with potential output Omnicomm Configurator Remote configuration server

“Universal input” – select “Enabled”.

“Operation mode” – select “Potential”.

“Potential input activation voltage threshold” – set the value of voltage threshold, after which the terminal will record activation of the sensor. Default value – 9 V.

“Tightening” – select “Enabled” when working with “open collector”-type sensors or contact sensors.

“Input signal inversion” – set “Enabled” for the sensor with open contacts or contacts closing on commission of any action.

“Current voltage on input” – value of the voltage at the universal input of the terminal.

“Current value of measured parameter” – auxiliary equipment switched on or off.

“SMS sending upon triggering” – select “Enabled” to send SMS when the potential universal input is triggered.

“Equipment name” – enter the monitored parameter name. Possible sensor types: contact or contactless digital sensors.

Connect contactless sensors (capacitance, inductance, optical or magnetic) and N-P-N sensors with “open collector”-type input according to the diagram:

Connection of contactless sensor Connect contact sensor according to the diagram: Connection of contactless sensor

As the contact sensor you can use standard elements of equipment control (activation buttons / limit switches / sensors triggered by excess pressure or temperature, etc.) or an additionally mounted sensor. We recommend that you first look for possibility of connection to a standard device and install an additional sensor only if there is none.

Sensors with analog output Omnicomm Configurator Remote configuration server

“Minimum value of measured parameter” – set the minimum value to be measured by the sensor (in the units of measurement of this value).

“Voltage corresponding to the minimum value of measured parameter” – set the value of voltage corresponding to the minimum measured value.

“Maximum value of measured parameter” – set the maximum value to be measured by the sensor (in the units of measurement of this value).

“Voltage corresponding to the maximum value of measured parameter” – set the value of voltage corresponding to the maximum measured value.

“Current voltage at universal input” – value of the voltage at the universal input of the Terminal. “Current value of measured parameter” – current measured value.

“Equipment name” – enter the monitored parameter name. Analog sensor types:

  • with current output:

Connection of analog sensor with current output

  • with voltage output:

Conneciton of analog sensor of voltage output

Sensors with frequency output Omnicomm Configurator Remote configuration server

“Universal input” – select “Enabled”.

“Operation mode” – select “Frequency”.

“Tightening” – select “Enabled” when working with “open collector”-type sensors or contact sensors.

“Current value of measured parameter” – current measured value.

“Equipment name” – enter the monitored parameter name.

Driver Identification

In the “Settings” tab select the “Identification” section from the list.

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“Use for identification” – Omnicomm ICON

“Identification method” – select the method of identification. Possible options:

  • “Applying” – the identification is performed when a card or a key is applied for the period of time specified in the parameter “Key/card identification time”.
  • “Retention” – identification is performed by holding the card on the reader. This method is applied for identification via Omnicomm ICON display using the cardholder.

“Card identification duration” – specify the time value when iButton/card key is applied, after which will be enabled the second digital output of the terminal. Possible values: from 0 to 60 seconds.

In “Permitted cards” section, click “Add card” button and insert the card number. For automatic reading of the card number, connect Omnicomm ICON display to the terminal, switch on the readout mode and apply card.

If no card is indicated in this section, the events will be recorded for all applied cards.

Controlled equipment for Light

In the terminals, for each controlled output, up to three operation rules are provided.

The rules are set by event or by a combination of events and states.

In the “Settings” tab select the “Outputs” section from the list:

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“Rule priority” – set the priority of the rule. When at the same time several rules apply, a rule with the highest priority is used.

Possible options: 1 (highest), 2, 3 (lowest).

Select “Events”:

  • Entering the geofence
  • Leaving the geofence

Select “States”:

  • Ignition on
  • Ignition off
  • GPS available
  • No GPS
  • Being in geofence
  • Being outside geofences
  • Exceeding the speed threshold set for the geofence
  • Exceeding the set speed threshold

In the “Output operation mode” section:

Number of “closed-open” cycles – specify the number of output enabling/disabling.

Possible options:

  • continuous – the output is always enabled (only available for states)
  • from 1 to 9 – (only relevant for events, because for states fulfillment of this condition would lead to indefinite cycles repeating)

When selecting the number of cycles, specify:

“Delay before closing” – specify the time period until the output will be activated. Possible values: from 0.1 to 9.9 s.

“Duration of closing” – specify the time, during which the output must be activated. Possible values: from 0.1 to 9.9 s.

“Duration of opening” – specify the time until the next output activation. Possible values: from 0.0 to 29.9 s.

Example 1. The following values are set:

  • State – “Being in geofence”
  • Number of “closed-open” cycles – 5

If the vehicle is inside the geofence, the output will be enabled and disabled 5 times. Output enabling/disabling (5 times each) will be repeated until the vehicle exits the geofence.

Example 2. The following values are set:

  • State – “Being outside geofence”, “GPS available”
  • Number of “closed-open” cycles – “Continuous”

If the vehicle is outside the geofence and the GPS module data are valid, the output will be enabled, until the moment of entering the geofence or GPS data absence.

Connect auxiliary equipment to controlled outputs of Omnicomm Light terminals according to the diagram:

Connection of controlled equipment

* Relay with operation voltage suitable for the voltage of this vehicle network (12 or 24 VDC)

You can also control digital output by SMS commands: *SETDOUT param#, *GETDOUT#, *CLRDOUT param#

Geofence Setting for Light

In the terminals, geofences setting is provided to enable the controlled outputs.

In the “Settings” tab select the “Geofences” section from the list.

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“Number of points to confirm being inside/outside the geofence” – specify the number of successively defined vehicle coordinates required to register the vehicle being inside or outside the geofence. Coordinates determination period – 1 sec. Possible values: from 1 to 10.

To add a geofence, press the “Import” button and select the .xml file with geofence settings.

The geofence name must be not more than 8-character long and consist of symbols, digits and Latin letters.

Geofence should not contain consecutive points with the same coordinates.

Maximum number of geofences – 60.

Maximum number of peaks – 240.

Panic button

In the “Settings” tab select the “Auxiliary equipment” section from the list.

In the “Panic button parameters” section:

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“Data source” – enable/disable condition control of the panic button.

“Send SMS upon triggering” – enable/disable SMS sending upon the panic button pressing.

Connect the panic button according to the diagram: Connection of panic button

CAN Bus

In the “Settings” tab select the “CAN” section from the list:

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From the list, select the parameters, which value shall be displayed in Omnicomm Online, and check the corresponding boxes in the column “Use”.

If you need to add parameters for reading from the CAN bus, which are not on the list, in Omnicomm Configurator press button “Add”. A window will open:

Adding CAN bus parameters

“Length” – select the length of the data packet. Possible values: 1, 2, 3, 4 (bit), 1, 2, 4 (bytes).

“PGN” – enter the parameter group number that defines the contents of the corresponding message according to SAE J1939. Possible values: from 1 to 262143.

“Offset” – enter the offset value relative to the base address of the bit storing area. Possible values: from 0 to 63.

“SPN” – enter the parameter code according to SAE J1939. Possible values: from 0 to 4294967295.

“To use” – check the box if you want to read this parameter from the CAN bus.

Press the “Save” button.

Perform connection to the vehicle CAN bus using wireless CAN reader device (CAN-crocodile).

When using wireless CAN reader devices, connect the terminals according to the diagram:

Connection to CAN bus

Configuring the reception of data on the fuel volume in the tank from the vehicle CAN bus Connect and configure reception of the vehicle equipment operation parameters from CAN J1939 data bus and set the setting of fuel sensor – “CAN Sensor”.

Check indication of the fuel sensor values in the “Monitoring” tab, the value must be from 0 to 4095.

When reading the fuel level in the tank from the CAN bus, set the operating mode of the terminal while ignition off to “Collect data during pounding” mode. Otherwise, the fuel level graphic will not be displayed correctly.