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ArgentData OT1USB APRS Tracker

The OpenTracker USB replaces the OpenTracker+, and incorporates almost all of the features of the Tracker2 (excluding only digipeater and Garmin binary protocol support). The addition of native USB support makes connecting the tracker to a PC for setup or tethered operation easier than ever.

  • USB port - Connect to a PC and configure with a single cable, no serial adapter or null modem cable required.
  • Plots received positions as waypoints - APRS stations, objects, and items received over the air can be passed to a GPS receiver to be plotted on its map display.
  • KISS support - Use with any packet program that supports the standard KISS interface protocol.
  • Command console - A traditional TNC2-style serial console provides a simple, platform-independent configuration interface. Additionally, APRS station-to-station messages may be sent and received from the command line.
  • Remote control via APRS - Most of the commands available at the console may also be issued through APRS station-to-station text messages. This allows the unit to be reconfigured from anywhere in the world with APRS access. Access can be limited by callsign and through the use of a secure one-time-password scheme.
  • Upgradeable - Firmware updates are free and easy to install. Firmware images can be downloaded directly from the website with the Windows-based configuration utility.
  • Flexible and Expandable - Extra analog inputs and digital I/O lines, plus a Dallas 1-wire bus, allow connection of a wide variety of devices.
  • SmartBeaconing™ - APRS tracking with SmartBeaconing™ support for automatic beacon rate control, compressed format support for shorter packets and better precision, and timeslotting for efficient, coordinated channel usage.
  • Weather Station Support - Supports Peet Bros Ultimeter and Davis Vantage Pro series weather stations.
  • On-board temperature and voltage telemetry
  • Scripting - A simple scripting and macro language allows a degree of flexibility and programmability not found in other trackers.
  • Dual serial ports - Accessible via splitter cable, with connection for internal GPS receiver.
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