Channels

Protocol-specific flows bringing the data from your GPS hardware into the flespi platform.

Create your first channel with flespi

Quick facts

Channels are an indispensable part of any flespi project — there’s no other way to feed the data to flespi.

flespi supports 60+ channel protocols.

Any models from the same hardware manufacturer will communicate via the same channel.

With the Commercial account, you can have up to 50,000 simultaneously connected devices per channel.

You can send commands to specific devices connected to a channel and manage connections via API.

Getting your data in flespi

  1. Log in with the flespi panel.

  2. Go to Telematics hub in the left-side menu -> Channels -> click “+”.

  3. Pick the proper protocol depending on the hardware manufacturer; give it a name, and click Save.

  4. Point your GPS tracker to the channel’s IP:port.

  5. Check the Toolbox tab for logs and messages.

    In case of any issues, check our troubleshooting checklist.

Watch how to create a channel

Possible usage scenarios

Stream the entire channels to target platforms.

Aggregate data by device.

Plug in a script.

Create your first channel with flespi