Geotab IOX-BUZZ Documentation

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The IOX-BUZZ is an external buzzer that amplifies the in-vehicle feedback to reduce the number of unheard alerts from the Geotab® GO device due to engine noise.

In-vehicle feedback comes from both the GO device internal buzzer and the external buzzer to improve the sound quality of in-vehicle alerts, and to increase the likelihood that these alerts are received by the driver.

Top Features

IOX Specifications and Installation

Hardware Technical Specifications

Weight

50 g

Size

Overall length: 1400 mm L

Widest point: 19 mm W × 31 mm H

Housing

Black, moisture-resistant thermoplastic overmold

Interfaces

CAN: 500 kbps (for daisy chaining)

Decibel Output

75 dBA @ 30 cm

Power Output

Daisy Chaining: 2500 mA @ 12 V/24 V

Current Rating

Operating Mode: 37 mA

Sleep Mode: 0.4 mA

Temperature Rating

−40 ℃ to +85 ℃

Connectors

Keyed mini-USB type-B plug: Daisy chain power and CAN in

Keyed mini-USB type-B socket: Daisy chain power and CAN out

Installation

Keyed mini-USB plug connects to the GO device or another IOX

Compatible Firmware

GO6®:101.4.XX or higher & GO7®:105.2.XX or higher


Installation Instructions

WARNING! Prior to IOX-BUZZ installation, read and follow GO device installation instructions (goo.gl/rkLRiA) to both verify any existing GO device installation is correct and that you are qualified to complete this IOX-BUZZ installation.  Incorrect installation of either the GO device, and/or IOX-BUZZ can result in loss of vehicle control and serious injury.

WARNING! Prior to IOX-BUZZ installation, read and follow important safety information including limitations of use located following these installation instructions.  Always read and follow all safety information to prevent loss of vehicle control and serious injury.

1

Start with the Geotab GO device unplugged from the vehicle. Remove the IOX expansion port cover on your GO device.

2

Plug in the 90° USB connector of the IOX to the GO device. Secure the USB connector using a zip tie, being careful not to over tighten it, damaging the USB connector.

NOTE: The USB connector can only be inserted in one orientation (see image).

3

Locate an appropriate spot to mount the buzzer where it will not interfere with the safe operation of the vehicle. Proper placement of the buzzer is crucial and has a direct effect on the driver’s ability to hear the buzzer under harsh, loud conditions such as driving at high speed with the windows open.

An open area under the dash is usually a good option. Keep the routing of the IOX wiring in mind while choosing a location for the buzzer and ensure it does not interfere with safe vehicle operation.

4

The buzzer has two mounting holes suitable for screws or a zip tie. In some cases it can be taped in place provided both surfaces are properly prepared.

5

Once your connections to the IOX-BUZZ wiring have been made, connect the GO device and immediately start the vehicle. Your GO device will enter debug mode.

6

Please verify that the device is communicating correctly. Using a PC or smart phone, navigate to installmygps.com.

Fill in your name, company, and the Geotab GO device serial number (found at the bottom of the device) and click on Log Install.

7

You will now see a screen that displays the current status of the device. If the device is communicating correctly, you will see GREEN lettering with the last valid GPS record. If the text appears in RED, the device is unable to communicate and you must verify the installation.

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You may notice your IOX comes with a termination shunt installed in the expansion port. If you are installing more than one IOX in a daisy chain you will need to remove the shunt from each device in line, with the exception of the last IOX connected. That shunt must remain in the last IOX and should be secured with a zip tie.

The use of the shunt in the last IOX is necessary for the GO device to detect and configure the IOX as effectively as possible.

NOTE: Failing to install the shunt in the last IOX could affect IOX communication. It is recommended that you secure the shunt using a zip tie if not already done.


Important Safety Information and Limitations of Use

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WARNING! Do not attempt to install, configure or remove any product from any vehicle while the vehicle is in motion or otherwise in operation. All installation, configuration or removal must be done only in stationary vehicles which are securely parked. Attempting to service units while being operated could result in malfunctions or accidents, leading to death or serious personal injury.

WARNING! All in-vehicle devices and related cabling must be securely fastened and kept clear of all vehicle controls, including gas, brake and clutch pedals. You must inspect devices and cabling on a regular basis to ensure all devices and cabling continue to be securely attached. Loose cabling or devices may impede the use of vehicle controls, resulting in unanticipated acceleration, braking or other loss of vehicle control, which could lead to death or serious personal injury. Improperly fastened in-vehicle devices may detach and impact operators upon sudden acceleration or deceleration, which may cause injury.

WARNING! If at any point after an in-vehicle device is installed a warning light illuminates on the vehicle dash or the vehicle stalls or has a marked drop in performance, shut off the engine, remove the device, and contact your reseller.  Continuing to operate a vehicle with these symptoms can cause loss of vehicle control, and serious injury.

WARNING! Your in-vehicle devices must be kept clear of debris, water and other environmental contaminants. Failure to do so may result in units malfunctioning or short-circuiting that can lead to a fire hazard or vehicle damage or serious injury.

WARNING! Do not attempt to remove the devices from the vehicle in which they are originally installed for installation in another vehicle. Not all vehicles share compatibility, and doing so may result in unexpected interactions with your vehicle, including sudden loss of power or shutdown of the vehicle’s engine while in operation or cause your vehicle to operate poorly or erratically and cause death or serious injury and/or vehicle damage.

NOTICE  This product does not contain any user-serviceable parts. Configuration, servicing, and repairs must only be made by an authorized reseller or installer. Unauthorized servicing of these products will void your product warranty.


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