Digital Matter

Dart 3

Robust and affordable vehicle tracking device with inputs/outputs, remote immobilization for fleet management, driver ID, driver safety and behavior monitoring, theft recovery, and more

  • High-precision GNSS (GPS/GLONASS/Galileo) tracking device
  • Wired or Optional OBDII or cigarette lighter power harness available for plug-and-play installation
  • 1 x Ignition Digital Input, 3 x Digital Inputs, 1 x Analog Input, 1 x Switched Ground Digital Output, Switched Power Out
  • Internal Backup Battery in case of loss of power or tampering
  • Configure iButton®, Wiegand or RFID readers for Driver ID
  • Accident and rollover detection, speeding, harsh braking and cornering, and more
  • Immobilization option to safely disable vehicles and equipment remotely
  • Available in Cellular 2G or LTE-M/NB-IoT versions



The Dart3 is available in either Cellular 2G or LTE-M / NB-IoT versions


2G Version

Module Quectel MC60 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Constellation Concurrent GPS / GLONASS / Galileo
Channels 99 Channel High Sensitivity Receiver
Tracking Sensitivity -167dBM industry-leading tracking performance
*Location Accuracy ~2.5m CEP, 50%, GPS, -130dBm
SIM Size & Access Internal Micro 3FF SIM
GNSS Assistance GNSS almanac and ephemeris data for greater sensitivity and position accuracy
Low Noise Amplifier GPS signals are filtered and boosted by a SAW filter and low-noise amplifier (LNA) allowing operation where other units fail


LTE-M / NB-IoT Version

Cellular Module Nordic nRF9160 Modem operates on all major global LTE-M and NB-IoT bands (supports roaming across networks – roaming SIM required)

Supported LTE bands:

LTE-M (Cat-M1): B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B8, B12, B13, B14, B17, B18, B19, B20, B25, B26, B28, B66
NB-IoT (Cat-NB1/NB2): B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B8, B12, B13, B17, B19, B20, B25, B26, B28, B66
GNSS Module uBlox EVA-M8Q
Constellation Concurrent GPS / GLONASS / Galileo
Channels 72 Channel High Sensitivity Receiver
Tracking Sensitivity -167dBM industry-leading tracking performance
*Location Accuracy ~2.0m CEP, 50%, 24 hours static, GPS, SBAS, -130dBm, > 6SVs
SIM Size & Access Internal Micro 3FF SIM
GNSS Assistance GNSS almanac and ephemeris data for greater sensitivity and position accuracy
Low Noise Amplifier GPS signals are filtered and boosted by a SAW filter and low-noise amplifier (LNA) allowing operation where other units fail


2G and LTE-M / NB-IoT Versions

The following specs are shared between versions unless otherwise stated.



Input Voltage 8-36V DC (max)
High-Performance Automotive Power Supply Stringent power “load dump” tests are conducted to ensure operation in the harshest automotive electrical systems. Built-in self-resetting fuse makes installation simple and safe.
Operating Current 2G
≈250mA when moving

+ ≈60mA while internal battery charging

≈50mA when moving
+ ≈60mA while internal battery charging
Intelligent Power Management Device enters sleep mode when vehicle is inactive to prevent battery drain
Sleep Current <1mA 
Back-Up Battery 2G – 850mAh LiPo internal backup battery pack
LTE-M / NB-IoT – 200mAh LiPo internal backup battery pack



Dimensions 99 x 76 x 19 mm (3.90 x 2.99 x 0.75″)
Weight 83g
Housing ABS Polycarbonate Plastic. Non-branded housing for optional white-labeling.
Installation 12 wire harness / 1m length supplied as standard
*OBDII and Cigarette Lighter harness options available for quick and easy (or temporary) installs
Operating Temperature -30°C to +60°C (connected to external power)
At < 0°C and > +40°C the internal backup battery will not be charged as a safety precaution due to the dangers associated with charging batteries at extreme temperatures.
Cellular Antenna Internal
GPS Antenna Internal
3-Axis Accelerometer 3-Axis Accelerometer to detect movement, acceleration, high G-force events, and more
Diagnostic LED Diagnostic LED indicates operation status
Flash Memory Store weeks of records if device is out of cellular coverage. Storage capacity for over 10 days of continuous 30-second logging.
On-Board Speed & Heading The device continuously monitors speed and heading, allowing for over-speed alerts as well as updates on speed and heading changes
On-Board Temperature The device reports internal temperature and prevents the internal battery charging in extreme temperatures. Internal temperature provides an indication of ambient temperature but may not always be precise.



Analog Input 1 x Analog Input. 0-40V
Digital Inputs 3* x Digital Inputs with configurable pull-up/down
0-48V DC input rangeOn/Off thresholds:
Pull-up enabled: low at 0.4V, high at 1.9V
Pull-down enabled: low at 0.8V, high at 2.2VCan be used for pulse counting
*Digital Input 3 pin shared with Driver ID. Cannot be used in conjunction with Wiegand or TTL readers.
Digital Outputs 1 x Switched Ground Digital Output – 2A max
Easily wired up to switch external lights, relays, buzzers, etc. Can be used to immobilize a vehicle.
Ignition 1 x dedicated ignition Digital Input 0-48V DC
2.2V on/off threshold
May be used as a digital input if not required
Switched Power Out 3-5Vout
Max current 500mA
TTL Interface Serial interface used to connect a Digital Matter RFID reader for Driver ID
Wiegand Enables easy integration with a variety of Driver ID card types and readers or keypads
1-Wire® or iButton® 1-Wire® or iButton® can be used to read Driver ID tags. Readers available to suit multiple card formats.



Auto-APN Auto-APN allows the device to analyze the SIM card and select the correct APN details from a list that is pre-loaded in the device’s firmware
Accident & Rollover Detection Configure accident and rollover alerts triggered by extreme changes in velocity and orientation of vehicle or equipment. Second-by-second GPS data is saved on the device’s flash memory, with a capacity of approximately 2 hours of data. In the event of an accident, a subset of the data (60 seconds before / 10 seconds after) is uploaded to the server automatically (if configured) or can be requested manually for a detailed reconstruction of the incident.
Driver ID Options RFID reader, iButton®, or Wiegand interface for Driver ID, access control, and logbooking
Driver Safety & Behavior Monitor speeding, harsh acceleration, braking, cornering, idle times and more to improve safety and prevent unnecessary wear on vehicles
Geofence Alerts The server can use device location to create geofences and alerts if an asset enters or leaves designated locations
Geofence Download to Device Geofences can be downloaded directly to the device from Telematics Guru for enhanced location-based actions and alerts.

2G – Maximum of 20 geofences with up to 30 points per geofence
LTE-M / NB-IoT – Maximum of 500 geofences with up to 100 points per geofence
GPS Jamming Detection GPS Jamming or Interference can be detected and alerted on
In-Vehicle Alerts Can be wired up to external buzzers or lights for in-vehicle alerts
Lone Worker Safety Interface a variety of duress pendants to enable man-down alerts for lone worker safety monitoring
Preventative Maintenance Set reminders based on distance traveled and run hours to reduce maintenance and repair costs
Real-Time Tracking Device remains continuously connected while on the move for real-time asset tracking
Remote Immobilization Digital outputs can be connected to a relay to enable remote immobilization of vehicles and equipment in the case of theft, abuse, or unauthorized usage
Run Hour Monitoring Calculate run hours and distance traveled (odometer) to understand and optimize asset utilization
Sensor Monitoring Interface with a range of devices and switches for seatbelt detection, duress and panic buttons, lights, in-cab warning buzzers, and more
Tamper Alerts Instant alert if the device is disconnected from its power source
Theft Recovery
Switch to Recovery Mode in the case of theft or loss to activate real-time tracking for asset retrieval



Flexible Configuration Configure device parameters such as position update rate, movement and accelerometer settings, and more
Device Management Platform Manage, monitor, configure, debug, update, and restart devices remotely from our cloud-based device management system
Configuration App Configurable with DM-Link provisioning tool



Third-Party Integration TCP Direct or HTTPS Webhook



Data Security Military-level AES-256 Encryption from device to Device Management Platform to protect the integrity and confidentiality of telematics data. Data forwarded to third-party systems is sent via HTTPS for end-to-end security.



Manufacturer’s Warranty Two-year manufacturer’s warranty. Exclusions apply.







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*Positioning accuracy specifications are provided by the GNSS supplier and reflect ideal conditions. Device configuration, installation, environmental conditions, augmentation services, and many other factors may lead to variations in positioning accuracy.