1. jimjam38

    jimjam38 Medium Load Member

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    I don't know if this should be here in the gadgets forum or over in the ELD forum. But anyway, I have used Qualcomm and peoplenet. Both devices I notice broadcast a wifi network. When I asked safety about it, I was told it recently was put into the devices but as of now, Qualcomm and Trimble won't give out the passwords. Ok I thought but then remembered I recall seeing the wifi networks on these devices back in '14, before it was mandated that everyone had to switch to a compliant ELD system. Anyone else notice these networks and have you heard anything from your respective safety departments?
     
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  2. Dieselboss

    Dieselboss Technology Contributor

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    The Omnitracs (Qualcomm) IVG model device does indeed have a browser and a hotspot. The browser option is available now as option. The Wifi hotspot hardware is in there and that is what you are seeing. But back-end software to enable it and manage the data bandwidth is currently listed as "coming soon." Right now they are concerned with getting everybody in ELD mode before December. I think you'll see the hotspot as an option soon though. I'll get better info on that kind of upcoming stuff for you in February at their annual conference by the way.
     
  3. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    The option is available for it to provide an access point. It's another feature that can be enabled for a price.

    While it may be visible, I doubt it is active. Just LAN and not WAN.
     
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    Gotcha. I figured it is available either now or in the future....for a price lol
     
  5. snowwy

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    Cars come with wifi. And even though it's not active. It's still visible.

    My Chev Cruze is through ATT. Cost $20 per month unless the price went up.
    When I bought the car. I had Verizon phone. The car worked better so I switched my phone to ATT. And deactivated the car. I don't see the need for a phone and car hotspot.

    My phone or any other device for that matter. Can pick up the car. But can't connect.

    My guess would be there's a subscription. And it would connect to one of the 4 carriers.
     
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