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21 June, 2018

Configuring Teltonika devices with flespi [UPD: Jun 22, 2020]

Set up the Teltonika trackers with the flespi universal device configurator.

We expect that you already was able to connect Teltonika tracker to the flespi telematics hub. Please follow this step by step guide to achieve this. After connecting device on a channel level you also need to register correct Teltonika device in order to access its configurable settings.

After the reviews of flespi configuration capabilities for the two major Chinese GPS tracker manufacturers — Queclink and Concox — we are now going to look at their European counterparts — Teltonika being the first. Teltonika is a Lithuanian company with a powerful R&D department manufacturing the highest quality advanced GPS tracking devices and accompanying software having also gotten its foot in the IoT door.

Configuring the Teltonika trackers with the flespi universal device configurator is fast, convenient, and error-prone. Let’s look at the details.

The first point is on the security side: you can set the login and password for SMS authentication to secure your device from unauthorized access in the Device configuration section on the Edit tab:

teltonika sms login password

Now let’s look into the Settings tab where a great number of configurational options are conveniently structured by purpose.

Input/output

On the Input/output tab you can conveniently manage and configure the inputs and outputs available in your Teltonika tracker:

flespi teltonika configurator input output

System params

On the System parameters tab, you can configure the global system parameters of your Teltonika device that will affect the way it operates:

flespi teltonika configurator system parameters

Connectivity

The Connectivity tab is very important since it allows to specify where the tracker will snd the data:

flespi teltonika configurator connectivity

Configuration

The Configuration tab contains a collection of settings to specify valid phone numbers, SMS reporting parameters, incoming call actions, and more:

flespi teltonika configurator configuration

Tracking

The Tracking tab is probably the once that is used the most to ensure your device reports accurately enough yet consuming not too much traffic. And Teltonika devices have a number of settings to fine-tune it:

flespi teltonika configurator tracking

Miscellaneous

The Miscellaneous tab allows configuring the green driving parameters, overspeeding scenarios, and more:

flespi teltonika configurator miscellaneous

Accelerometer

On the Accelerometer tab, you can set up the criteria to detect various events that the built-in accelerometer can measure (towing, crash, unplugging, idling):

flespi teltonika configurator accelerometer

CAN

The CAN tab contains a comprehensive list of all parameters sent via the CAN bus (and there’s a lot of them):

flespi teltonika configurator can

Bluetooth

The Bluetooth tab unsurprisingly contains all the settings dealing with Bluetooth configuration. Pay attention to the beacon settings here — you will need them should you decide to implement asset tracking or another BLE-beacon-based scenario

flespi teltonika configurator bluetooth

Actions

The Actions section is laconic and allows resetting the device if need be:

flespi teltonika configurator actions

REST API

The true power of the flespi device configurator lies in its rich REST API — any action performed in the graphical interface can be integrated into your solution using the corresponding API methods.

Note that bulk setting update feature is now also available in SetBox.

Also, check the dedicated article on getting the telemetry data from your Teltonika devices via the API.

Debugging

Apart from configuring the Teltonika devices from a sleek user interface, you can also debug connectivity issues and monitor the device behavior using our built-in Toolbox tool:

flespi toolbox teltonika device debug

Monitoring

The Track It! tab on the device card opens a basic open-source monitoring service showing devices on the map, detailing their telemetry if necessary and showing the track:

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As we mentioned above, Teltonika devices offer a host of options and settings to become a perfect fit for whatever application you envision. With flespi as a device management portal adjusting the configuration to your needs is less technical and more intuitive. Log in to flespi.io and give it a try (for free)!