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Jimi Concox device data via API

Obtain telematics data from Jimi Concox devices via API in 5 easy steps.

Obtain telematics data from Jimi Concox devices via API in 5 easy steps:

  1. Create a free flespi account.

  2. Set up the Concox channel in your flespi.io interface.

  3. Point a Concox device to your flespi account using the configurator from Concox or by sending an SMS command to the device.

  4. Confirm that the device data is being received and parsed.

  5. Access Concox device data via API.


1. Create a free flespi account

(a) Go to www.flespi.io and click on LOGIN / REGISTER:

flespi login page

(b) You can choose from a number of third-party service accounts to log-in under or the right-most option @ to register with your name and email address: 

flespi login method

2. Set up the Concox channel in your flespi.io interface:
(a) Click on Telematics Hub (1), then on Channels (2), then on the plus button in the lower right corner of the screen (3).

flespi channels section

(b) The Channel dialogue box will come up. Enter the name for the channel (any text will suffice) (1), select “concox” in the protocol_id drop-down (2), click SAVE + OPEN (3):

create concox channel flespi

(c) Channel dialogue will open. Make a note of the domain name and port that you should point your device to. IMPORTANT: The image below indicates where to find the info and is NOT an actual domain/port for you to use. 

flespi concox channel dns and port

3. Point your Concox device to your flespi account using the Concox configurator tool or by sending an SMS command to the device. The domain name and port to point to are located in the channel box.

The syntax of the SMS command is as follows:

server,1,<domain>,<port>,0#

4. Confirm that the device data is being received and parsed:
(a) While in the channel dialogue box, click on the TOOLBOX tab:

flespi concox channel card

(b) Ensure BOTH Logs and Messages views are selected. Inspect log records (1) to confirm that your device has successfully connected to flespi. The presence of messages in the lower half of the screen (2) will confirm that the incoming data is parsed.

flespi concox channel toolbox

In case of any issues, check our troubleshooting checklist.

5. Access Concox device data via API:

(a) Make a note of what your Channel ID is:

flespi concox channel id

(b) Click on REST API Documentation menu item in the lower left corner:

flespi rest api documentation

(c) In the menu on the left under Gateway API click on channels:

flespi rest gateway api

(d) Scroll down until you see GET /channels/{1-ch-selector}/messages request. Click on it to reveal additional fields. 

flespi rest gateway api channels

(e) Put in your channel ID into the 1-ch-selector field.

flespi rest api channel id

(f) Scroll a little lower until you see Try it out! button and press it:

flespi rest api try it out

(g) And here you have it. Concox device messages in an easy to read JSON format:

flespi rest api response result

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