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Do Geotab devices send StatusData when the vehicle is not running?

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Will the geotab devices send StatusData when the vehicle is not turned on?

Lets say its parked at night, will the device still be sending StatusData information?

aj

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AJ,

If by StatusData you are referring to Engine Data like odometer, fuel, rpm, etc then no.

The device will send a heartbeat when ignition is OFF, this heartbeat is a GPS record that can have valid GPS coordinates if you change the device settings and enable "Periodically Wake GPS".

Mauricio Muniz 0 votes
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I mean the 'StatusData' entity in the SDK. When I call the Get method with TypeName parameter 'StatusData', will I be getting the heartbeat information ? If not StatusData, does the call to get 'LogRecord' entity include heartbeat information

aj 0 votes
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The heartbeat is recorded as a LogRecord so you would have to do the Get(LogRecord) call.

Mauricio Muniz 0 votes
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Thank You Mauricio.

In your post above, you mentioned "if you change the device settings and enable "Periodically Wake GPS"".

Does the device not send heart beat signal by default? Is it something we need to do manually?

aj 0 votes
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A device will always send a heartbeat, that option will just make it so the device wakes up the GPS module and obtains a valid GPS latch prior to sending the heartbeat. If that is disabled it will just send the last known GPS coordinate.

Mauricio Muniz 0 votes