As removed from a decommissioned fleet management system. Most of the AVL Qube modules have been "parted out" to provide possibly more useful sub-modules for other projects but I have left this one unit as a complete, fully operational module.
Navman Halo QUBE 2.5
Released to the market around 2005-6
Only 3 ports on the module:
Multi-function input - output port (DB25M)
GPS antenna input - SMA female
GPRS antenna input - TNC male
Sturdy diecast aluminium module body with mounting brackets (removeable if desired)
I am supplying the module EXACTLY as shown
I do NOT have the Installation manual for this model but it is very similar to the Qube 2.0 (for which I do have a manual)
I will NOT be supplying:
Telephone network antenna
SIM card (full size)
Interconnect cable for the DB25-M
In brief, this module receives location data via the GPS satellite system, it uses the Navman Jupiter 30 chip with 20 channel capability (upgraded chip from the Qube 2.0)
This navigational data, along with local inputs (digital and analog) is processed by the main board and then sent to the users remote location via the mobile telephone network
There is a sub-board in the module fitted with a full size SIM socket (Siemens HC25 Cellular Engine) and the output from the HC25 is taken to a TNC male connector for the mobile external antenna.
Design is similar to the Qube 2.0 except the GPS Jupiter 30 (updated GPS RX with 20 channel capability) is mounted on the main board and use of the Siemens HC25 Cellular Engine instead of the Wavecom in the Qube 2.0
It is also possible to direct connect to this module, for example to a Mobile Data Terminal, such as the 850 and then extra features become available, such as short messaging service facilities. Fleet management can then not only easily see the vehicle location but also send job map locations direct to the MDT.
The Navman Wireless AVL system provides real time vehicle location for transport and service fleets, trailer units, plant or any mobile unit that requires monitoring. The information provided consists of accurate start and stop times, time spent on sites, customer visits, the route taken, distance traveled and much more ...
As optional extras, the 2 serial ports & 3 digital input/output or analogue input ports provide the flexibility to monitor additional vehicle sensors such as: door, light or temperature sensors or information from PLC’s or RFID readers.
Regardless of whether you operate a large or small fleet, access to this important data will increase your competitive edge.
The Navman Wireless Halo QUBE 2.5 is a low profile vehicle mounted satellite tracking solution with various covert and low profile antenna options to suit every vehicle requirement.
:: Accurate information provides a clearer picture...
The Halo QUBE 2.5 location devices provide:
The Halo QUBE 2.5 allows connectivity into mobile data devices such as the MDT-850 and M-Nav, which provides better, faster, cheaper two-way text messaging, allowing fast and dependable communication with your fleet.
Clean and completely undamaged - even the mounting rails!
Fully functional prior to removal from the vehicle and the module was then "double checked" standalone, just to confirm GPS receive and Mobile Network access - all good.
Since this testing, I have removed the SIM card. Access to the SIM card slot is behind the front panel.
To remove either front or rear panels requires a posi-drive screwdriver, 2 at the front and 2 at the rear.
There are two batteries used in this module, for memory backup/settings/RTC
Special Note: The main board batteries (2) are type BR1632A (industrial button battery provided 3V @ 120mAH)
I have checked the batteries and they are now all reading in the range 2.7 - 2.9V under load so they are nearing EOL. This battery is not difficult to source and fitting is easy - two solder connections each.