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Top 3 Benefits of Choosing the Right Telematics Harness

the right telematics harness

Author: John K. | Geotab Development

Selecting the right harness matters. It helps maximize the richness of the telematics data, optimizes installation time, and reduces your overall liabilities.

Richness in Data
Geotab provides “proprietary” data harnesses that give end-users the most in-depth, detailed data. For instance, it allows your GO device to tap into the manufacturers proprietary data bus which is where the below information is typically kept:

  • Seatbelt
  • Odometer
  • Engine-hour data

Optimizing Installation Time
Using the proper harnesses can help installers mount the GPS unit in the optimal location when performing activities, such as following the best route path. Further to this, it’s important to help avoid gas and brake pedals, steering columns and high traffic areas for obvious safety reasons. T type harnesses can help avoid GPS monitoring detection, limit tampering and allow mechanics to scan vehicles directly.

Reducing Liabilities
Geotab’s harnesses simply work. There is no mis-wiring, over-current, or reflection issues, which can happen when a harness is too long for the vehicles network. Improperly designed, or wired, harnesses can cause a host of electrical and mechanical issues which can serious increase an organization’s liability. It is important for end-users to work with a reliable organization that is committed to engineering innovation.

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  • Posted May 1, 2014 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    Hi Art,

    Your dealer can comment on pricing under the part number HRN-EZT.

    The GO device will not interfere with emissions testing or scan tools.

    Although, scan tools requesting fault codes will be shown as active faults by current GO device logic. However, a scan tool detect algorithm is currently under development.


    John K

  • Posted May 1, 2014 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    the T type harness looks like it would solve some of the issues that I have with utilizing the GO device.
    How much does this T type harness cost?
    Is there a part number that can be ordered through my local rep?
    Are the harnesses approved for use in a vehicle that is required to do an OBD test for emissions testing?

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