DISCO-B4 - Automotive Vehicle Location solution (AVL)

  • IP69K proof casing
  • High Sensivity Satellite Navigation (50 channel u-blox 5 engine)
  • A-GPS capable
  • Communication via Quad Band GSM
  • SMS, Data, GPRS, TCP/IP, E-mail
  • Thief Alert / Motion Detection
  • Fleetmanagement
  • Car Security and Recovery
  • Drivers Logbook/History
  • Territory Management / Geofencing
  • Remote administration & firmware update
  • Fully approved (CE, e1, FCC,)


(delivered on project basis, MOQ required)

is a free configurable smart tracking device which can be fully adapted to user requirements. Its main purpose is to act as a mobile client for various system solutions like AVL, fleet management, vehicle security and recovery. The device can operate fully autonomous and is able to interact using sensors and actors. It can be adapted to existing tracking solutions and can be easily configured to gather or exchange relevant information with servers or users directly. An often used example is to send status reports or verbose alert messages directly via SMS to users and/or via TCP to tracking servers. 

Users benefit most from combining comfort and security aspects for example having regular voice calls as well as spy calls in emergency cases. Drivers logbook and data logging functionalities are combined in the history feature. Geofencing can be used to report violations of predefined routes or areas (for example if a car enters or leaves a specific area/no-go-zones). All of these features are perfectly integrated in a device concept which significantly reduces timetomarket and provides low cost tracking and security solutions.


Available options for DISCO-B4

  • CAN / FMS interface

For the complete list of options and accessories please refer to the Falcom Product Ordering Guide 2015.

DISCO-B4 downloads


GSM/GPRS core Quad-band module
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
GPRS class 10, class B
Embedded TCP/IP stack (accessible via PFAL commands)
Supported Internet Protocols (TCP/IP/UDP/HTTP/SMTP)
GPS core 50 channel GPS receiver
AGPS Offline / Autonomous
Protocols: NMEA, FALCOM (binary)
- Position < 2.5 m
- SBAS < 2 m
- TTFF hot start: < 1 s average
- TTFF cold start: < 29 s average
- Acquisition: - 160 dBm
- Tracking: - 160 dBm (12 dBHz)
- Cold start: - 144 dBm
- Velocity: 500 m/s (972 knots)
- Altitude: 50.000 m
Processor core ARM7/TDMI
8 MB Flash / 2 MB RAM
Electrical characteristics Power: +10,8 V to +32 V DC
Internal Lithium-Ion rechargable battery (2150 mAh)*
Power saving 7 different energy-saving modes (programmable with PFAL commands)    
Physical characteristics Dimensions (DxH): 187 x 47 mm
Weight: approx. 470 g
Temperature range** Storage: -40 °C to +85 °C
Operating: -40 ° to +85 °C
GSM: -40 °C to +85 °C
Battery option: -20 °C to +60 °C
Charging: 0 ° to +45 °C
Motion sensor 3-axis motion sensor    
Interfaces 4 IOs
- 3 configurable digital/analoge inputs with open collector output (100 mA) / (2 are used for CAN feature)
- 1 digital input (IGN)
RS232 (RX, TX V24 level)
SIM card reader for 1,8/3 V SIM cards
CAN/FMS* (up to 1 Mbps)
Audio Jacks for voice call (1 x Microphone; 1 x Speaker)
Antennas internal GSM/GPS antennas    


* optional availbale
** Note that extreme temperatures can affect device performance.