FOX3 - The Advanced Vehicle Tracking System

FOX3 Vehicle Tracking Unit

Product HighlightsFOX3 Connectors

  • State-of-the-art 2G and GNSS (GPS+Galileo/GLONASS) technology
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Multi channel GNSS receiver
  • Drop-in replacement of previous FOX generation
  • RS232 / RS485 / 1-Wire / I²C / CAN interfaces
  • PFAL programming language
  • Customizable firmware configuration
  • 3-axis acceleration, internal temperature sensors
  • Multi-function I/Os
  • Hardware expandable via IOBOX-MINI
  • CAN/FMS interface, CAN-OBDII (On-Board Diagnostics)
  • Data-Logger functionality
  • Audio (Speaker/Microphone) interface
  • USB 2.0 interface
  • Internal and external antennas
  • Support connection with Garmin devices
  • Backup battery

The FOX3 is an advanced, feature packed, configurable smart tracking and data logging device which can be fully adapted to meet a host of user requirements. Common applications range from automotive vehicle location, fleet management, security, asset recovery and remote monitoring. The extensible capabilities of the FOX3, allow it to be expanded through the addition of external devices to it's digital I/O ports, CAN bus, analogue input ports, RS232 and RS485 serial ports, USB interface, audio interface or 1-Wire interface. The 1-Wire interface supports connection with multiple sensors and actuators such as iButton, Temperature Logger, Temperature Sensor, Humidity sensor, etc.. In addition, the newly developed "PAID-Features" enhance the device with mobile data logging, CAN bus activation, storing, processing and sending. FOX3 offers new features like: DATA ENCRYPTION, several HISTORY MODES or ECO-DRIVE/BEHAVIOUR LOGGING to supplement the standard items such as status reports, alerts messaging, audio call, spy calls or geofencing.


FOX3 available accessoriesFOX3 Bottom View

  • 1000 mAh rechargeable back-up battery
  • IOBOX-MINI (with additional 13 I/Os)
  • GLONASS (built-in receiver)
  • JAZZ2 (provides a 2-way communication between driver and dispatcher)
  • FAL-ANT-11 / FAL-ANT-12 (Quad-Band/Penta-Band GSM/GNSS combined antennas)
  • RFID-A-B-EXT (asset & driver identification)
  • CA27 (programming cable)
  • CA31 (8/8pin installation cable with interface to RFID / JAZZ2)
  • CA68 (8/8pin installation cable with open ends)
  • CA70 (8/3pin basic installation cable with open ends)
  • CA69 (6/6pin accessory cable with interface to RFID / JAZZ2)
  • CA71 (6/6pin accessory cable with open ends)


FOX3 Premium-Features

  • RS485 interface (hardware based): This firmware feature reconfigures the 2nd RS-232 interface in the FOX3 standard hardware to the RS-485 interface for the communication with sensors using RS-485 interface.
  • CAN interface (hardware based): This firmware feature activates the CAN-Bus chip in the FOX3 and forwards CAN/CAN-FMS /CAN-OBDII messages in real time to third-party's application database.
  • ECO DRIVE GPS (firmware based): This firmware feature measures the vehicle speed, harsh brakes, harsh acceleration for computing vehicle fuel consumption and other trip and driver behaviour related information.
  • AES128 (firmware based): This firmware feature secures your traffic data via TCP by encrypting when sending and decrypting when receiving using a 128-bit encryption with a 128 key length.
  • Indexed history (firmware based): This firmware feature adds an extra line to each TCP packet being sent showing the number of history records transmitted to the server.
  • Extended Goefences (firmware based)
  • Extended Alarms (firmware based)


SpecificationsFOX3 Top View


  • Quad band 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

GPS core

  • Multi channel GNSS (GPS+Galileo/GLONASS*) receiver
  • AGPS (online/offline/autonomous)
  • Protocols: NMEA, Falcom (binary)
  • Accuracy:
  • - Position: 2.5 m (GPS) / 4,0 m GLONASS - SBAS: 2 m (GPS / n.a. (GLONASS)
  • Acquisition:
  • - Cold Start: 29 s (GPS / 30 s (GLONASS)
  • Tracking: -162 dBm (GPS) / -158 dBm (GLONASS)
  • Sensitivity:
  • Cold starts: -148 dBm (GPS) / -140 dBm (GLONASS)
  • Limits:
  • - Velocity: 500 m/s (972 knots) - Altitude: 50.000 m - Update rate: 1 Hz

Processor core

  • RTC + calendar
  • 8 MB Flash (history, firmware, configuration)

Electrical characteristics

  • Power: +10,8 V to +32 V DC

Physical characteristics

  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 105 x 83 x 28 mm
  • Weight: approx. 130g

Average Power ConsumptionFOX3 Bottom View with Battery Cover

  • Normal operation: 50mA @ 12V DC
  • Sleep mode: < 1mA @12V DC

Temperature range

  • Storage: -40 °C to +85 °C
  • Operating: -40 ° to +85 °C
  • GSM: -40 °C to +85 °C
  • Battery** discharging temp.: -20 °C to +60 °C
  • Battery** charging: 0 ° to +45 °C

Integrated Sensors

  • internal 3-axis acceleration/temperature


  • 4 x IOs (including IGN)
  • 3 x Configurable digital/analog inputs
  • 1 x Digital input (IGN)
  • 2 x RS232 (1 x V.24 level, 1 x RS232/RS485***)
  • 1 x USB 2.0 interface
  • 1 x 1-Wire interface (incl. 5V phantom power)
  • 1 x 10pin Mini-USB-connector (for IOBOX-MINI**)
  • 1 x I²C interface
  • 1 x CAN/FMS***
  • 3 x Programmable LEDs
  • 1 x 4pin audio jack interface


  • integrated internal antenna with external antenna support



*: Activation with PFAL-Command
**: Accessory

Our GPRS/GPS Tracking Products are only supplied to Tracking Service Providers. If you require a complete tracking solution please contact us and we will refer you to a Service Provider.

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