STEPPIII-UX - Automotive Vehicle Location solution

  • High Sensivity Satellite Navigation (50 channel u-blox 5 engine)
  • AGPS capable
  • Communication via Quad Band GSM (SMS, Voice, Data, GPRS, TCP/IP, E-mail)
  • Fully customizable behaviour
  • Car Security and Recovery / Thief Alert / Motion Detection
  • Online Tracking / Drivers Logbook / History
  • Territory Management / Geofencing
  • Remote administration & firmware update
  • Fully approved (FCC, PTCRB, e1, CE)
  • Additional IO Ports
  • Motion Sensor


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 Falcom 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 time-to-market and provides low cost tracking and security solutions.

Available options for STEPPIII-UX

For the complete list of options and accessories please refer to the Falcom Product Catalogue.


GSM/GPRS core Quad-band module
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
GPRS class 10, class B
TCP/IP (accessible via PFAL commands)
GPS core 50 channel GPS receiver
AGPS Offline / Autonomous
Protocols: NMEA, GGA, GGL, GSA, GSV, RMC, WGS-84
- Position < 2.5 m
- SBAS < 2 m
- TTFF hot start: < 1 s average
- TTFF warm satart: < 29 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
Memory: 2 MB / 512 kB
Electrical characteristics Power: +10,8 V to +32 V DC
Rechargeable Li-Polymer backup battery 1000mA *
Physical characteristics Dimensions (L x W x H): 55 x 88 x 22 mm
Weight: approx. 120 g
Temperature range** Storage: -40 °C to +85 °C
Operating: -40 ° to +85 °C
GSM: -30 °C to +80 °C
Battery option: -20 °C to +60 °C
Charging: 0 ° to +45 °C
Motion sensor 3-axis motion sensor
Interfaces 16pin MOLEX 43045-1609:
8 inputs
- 4 configurable inputs (digital or analoge)
- 2 digital inputs (used for CAN feature)
- DiWu
- Power in/out
4 digital outputs (open collector 100 mA)
15pin AMP 5-558556-1
- RS232 (RX, TX V24 level)
- RS232 (RX, TX TTL level)
- Speaker, microphone
SIM card reader for 1,8/3 V SIM cards
GPS RF connector 50 Ohm FAKRA/Radiall
GSM RF connector 50 Ohm FAKRA/Radiall
3 programmable LEDs
CAN interface*


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