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Geotab Substance Spreader Protocol Documentation

Substance Spreader Protocol

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents        1

Features and Benefits of Substance Spreader Monitoring        2

Additional Monthly Fees for Substance Spreader Monitoring        2

Products        3

IOX-DJ        3

About DICKEY-john        3

IOX-COMSPREAD        3

About Rexroth Compu-Spread        3

IOX-CRS        4

IOX-FAM        4

What kind of data is transmitted?        4

Status Changes        4

Exception Rules        4

Distance, Volume, Time, and Spread Rates        6


Geotab supports the following Substance Spreader controllers:

Through the IOX, the Substance Spreader controllers transmit the following data to MyGeotab:

Although used for multiple purposes, the controllers are primarily targeted at organizations operating winter vehicles. Despite the slight differences in the data provided by different manufacturers, the underlying data types and engine measurement diagnostics are the same.

Features and Benefits of Substance Spreader Monitoring

Additional Monthly Fees for Substance Spreader Monitoring

Devices using either IOX-DJ or IOX-COMSPREAD require, the ProPlus rate plan.


Products

IOX-DJ

Name: IOX-DJ (Support Document)

Description: IOX Add-On compatible with GO6/GO7 for DICKEY-john

Which DICKEY-john controller units are supported?

The IOX-DJ supports the Control Point control system from DICKEY-john. These systems have a DB9 connector to connect the Control Point control system to the IOX-DJ.

Note: DICKEY-john ICS2000 and FLEX4 systems are not supported.

About DICKEY-john

DICKEY-john has customers ranging from independent farmers to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Amongst other markets, DICKEY-john provides systems for snow equipment vehicles, which Geotab has focused on. Control Points® 's resourceful three-channel system gives you the power to control granular and liquid material application rates, spinner speed, and spread width.

IOX-COMSPREAD

Name: IOX-COMSPREAD (Support Document)

Description: IOX Add-On compatible with GO6/GO7 for Rexroth Compu-Spread spreader controllers

Which Compu-Spread controller units are supported?

The IOX-COMSPREAD supports the CS-440 and CS-550 spreaders. These systems have a DB9 connector to connect the CS-440 and CS-550 spreader to the IOX-COMSPREAD. The IOX-COMSPREAD only provides a female DB9 connector. Connection with the Compu-Spread unit requires special consideration. Please refer to the IOX-COMSPREAD Support Document for more information.

The CS-440 and CS-550 report data for the solid and liquid channels, as well as a third channel used for pre-wet materials.

About Rexroth Compu-Spread

As part of the Bosch Rexroth Canada Corporation, the Compu-Spread business group exclusively focuses on developing the industry's most advanced electronic and hydraulic spreader control systems. The integrated systems are designed to meet the specific and rapidly evolving needs of the snow and ice maintenance market throughout North America.

IOX-CRS

Name: IOX-CRS (Support Document)

Description: IOX Add-On for Cirus Controls SpreadSmart Rx spreader controller

Which Cirus controller units are supported?

The IOX-CRS supports the SpreadSmart Rx and the Dual Spread controllers. The systems have a Female DB9 connector to connect the SpreadSmart Rx and Dual Spread controller to the IOX-CRS. Please refer to the IOX-CRS Support Document for more information.

The SpreadSmart Rx and the Dual Spread controller reports data for the solid and liquid channels, as well as a third channel used for pre-wet materials.

IOX-FAM

Name: IOX-FAM (Support Document)

Description: IOX Add-On for Force America 5100ex spreader controller

Which Force America controller units are supported?

The IOX-FAM supports the 5100ex spreaders controller. The systems have a Female DB9 connector to connect the 5100ex spreaders controller to the IOX-FAM. Please refer to the IOX-FAM Support Document for more information.

The Force America 5100ex controllers report data for the solid and pre-wet channels, as well as a Direct liquid channel and a special Dust-Control liquid channel.

What kind of data is transmitted?

The GO device transmits two types of Material Spreader information:

All data, transmitted as Engine Diagnostic data, is available in the Engine Measurements Reports.

Status Changes

When a vehicle begins to spread material, the value of one of the MAC select substance properties changes from 0 to 1. When the spreading concludes, the value reverts back to 0.

Exception Rules

Create Exception Rules to trigger notifications and alerts based on the values transmitted from the spreader units. Exception Rules also provide geographic information and allow you to view where substance spreading has occurred. Before you create an Exception Rule, you need to determine the data type transmitted by the spreader unit to MyGeotab.

Use the Engine Measurements Report (Engine & Maintenance > Engine and Device… > Measurements) to determine the name of the MAC select substance property transmitted by the unit. The table below lists all possible property names and values transmitted by the units.

Once you determine which MAC select substance properties are relevant to the installation, create an exception rule.

1

Navigate to Rules & Groups > Rules from the navigation menu on the left.

2

Click Add, located at the top of the web page.

3

Select the Conditions tab and click Add engine.

4

For Type, click Measurement or Data.

5

For Diagnostic, select the appropriate MAC select substance.

6

For Value, click Over and enter 0.

7

Click Add to finish editing the Exception Rule, then click Save.

Distance, Volume, Time, and Spread Rates

The substance spreader units also report travel distance (for DICKEY-john only), time spent (DICKEY-john and Rexroth only), and amount of material spread. The GO device detects changes to the parameters as the material is spread or blasted. As the parameters change, the GO device captures the increments and transmits the data to MyGeotab. Please note, when the material is spread or blasted:

As the material is spread or applied, the relevant measurements data accumulates.

For the DICKEY-john units, Customers can set 4 granular materials and 4 liquid materials — with both regular and blast applications. The Rexroth units, set up similar to the DICKEY-john units, also support a third channel for pre-wet applications with 4 material types —  again with both regular and blast applications.

Because the spreader units are independently configured by the customer, Granular 1 may be salt, sand, or a mixture of the two — depending on the setup of the in-vehicle units. It is common practice to configure all fleet vehicles in the same manner. Granular 1 and Granular 2 are the most common materials chosen — Granular 1 represents salt and Granular 2 represents sand.

The following engine status codes, depending on unit configuration, are found in MyGeotab. Only diagnostics relating to solid materials are shown, but the diagnostics for liquid and pre-wet material are identical.

Diagnostic Name

DICKEY-john

Rexroth

Cirus

Force

America

34000 MAC automatic distance substance 1 (solid)

34001 MAC automatic weight substance 1 (solid)

34002 MAC automatic duration substance 1 (solid)

34003 MAC blast distance substance 1 (solid)

34004 MAC blast weight substance 1 (solid)

34005 MAC blast duration substance 1 (solid)

34010 MAC automatic distance substance 2 (solid)

34011 MAC automatic weight substance 2 (solid)

34012 MAC automatic duration substance 2 (solid)

34013 MAC blast distance substance 2 (solid)

34014 MAC blast weight substance 2 (solid)

34015 MAC blast duration substance 2 (solid)

34020 MAC automatic distance substance 3 (solid)

34021 MAC automatic weight substance 3 (solid)

34022 MAC automatic duration substance 3 (solid)

34023 MAC blast distance substance 3 (solid)

34024 MAC blast weight substance 3 (solid)

34025 MAC blast duration substance 3 (solid)

34030 MAC automatic distance substance 4 (solid)

34031 MAC automatic weight substance 4 (solid)

34032 MAC automatic duration substance 4 (solid)

34033 MAC blast distance substance 4 (solid)

34034 MAC blast weight substance 4 (solid)

34035 MAC blast duration substance 4 (solid)

34040 MAC automatic distance substance 1 (liquid)

34041 MAC automatic volume substance 1 (liquid)

34042 MAC automatic duration substance 1 (liquid)

34043 MAC blast distance substance 1 (liquid)

34044 MAC blast volume substance 1 (liquid)

34045 MAC blast duration substance 1 (liquid)

34050 MAC automatic distance substance 2 (liquid)

34051 MAC automatic volume substance 2 (liquid)

34052 MAC automatic duration substance 2 (liquid)

34053 MAC blast distance substance 2 (liquid)

34054 MAC blast volume substance 2 (liquid)

34055 MAC blast duration substance 2 (liquid)

34060 MAC automatic distance substance 3 (liquid)

34061 MAC automatic volume substance 3 (liquid)

34062 MAC automatic duration substance 3 (liquid)

34063 MAC blast distance substance 3 (liquid)

34064 MAC blast volume substance 3 (liquid)

34065 MAC blast duration substance 3 (liquid)

34070 MAC automatic distance substance 4 (liquid)

34071 MAC automatic volume substance 4 (liquid)

34072 MAC automatic duration substance 4 (liquid)

34073 MAC blast distance substance 4 (liquid)

34074 MAC blast volume substance 4 (liquid)

34075 MAC blast duration substance 4 (liquid)

34081 MAC select substance 1 - blast

34082 MAC select substance 2 - blast

34083 MAC select substance 3 - blast

34084 MAC select substance 4 - blast

34085 MAC select substance 5 - blast

34086 MAC select substance 6 - blast

34087 MAC select substance 7 - blast

34088 MAC select substance 8 - blast

34089 MAC master switch status
(0 = off/1 = auto/2 = unload)

34090 MAC select substance 1 - auto

34091 MAC select substance 2 - auto

34092 MAC select substance 3 - auto

34093 MAC select substance 4 - auto

34094 MAC select substance 5 - auto

34095 MAC select substance 6 - auto

34096 MAC select substance 7 - auto

34097 MAC select substance 8 - auto

34101 MAC automatic volume substance 1 (prewet)

34102 MAC automatic duration substance 1 (prewet)

34107 MAC automatic volume substance 2 (prewet)

34108 MAC automatic duration substance 2 (prewet)

34113 MAC automatic volume substance 3 (prewet)

34114 MAC automatic duration substance 3 (prewet)

34119 MAC automatic volume substance 4 (prewet)

34120 MAC automatic duration substance 4 (prewet)

34124 MAC select substance 9 - blast

34125 MAC select substance 10 - blast

34126 MAC select substance 11 - blast

34127 MAC select substance 12 - blast

34128 MAC select substance 9 - auto

34129 MAC select substance 10 - auto

34130 MAC select substance 11 - auto

34131 MAC select substance 12 - auto

34147 MAC spread rate - actual (solid)

34148 MAC spread rate - set point (solid)

34149 MAC spread rate - actual (liquid)

34150 MAC spread rate - set point (liquid)

34151 MAC spread rate - actual (prewet)

34152 MAC spread rate - set point (prewet)

34171 MAC automatic weight substance 9 (solid)

34172 MAC automatic weight substance 10 (solid)

34173 MAC automatic volume substance 5 (liquid)

34174 MAC automatic volume substance 6 (liquid)

34175 MAC automatic volume substance 7 (liquid)

34176 MAC automatic volume substance 8 (liquid)

34177 MAC automatic volume substance 9 (liquid)

34178 MAC automatic volume substance 10 (liquid)

34179 MAC automatic volume substance 5 (prewet)

34180 MAC automatic volume substance 6 (prewet)

34181 MAC automatic volume substance 7 (prewet)

34182 MAC automatic volume substance 8 (prewet)

34183 MAC automatic volume substance 9 (prewet)

34184 MAC automatic volume substance 10 (prewet)

34185 MAC automatic weight substance 5 (solid)

34186 MAC automatic weight substance 6 (solid)

34187 MAC automatic weight substance 7 (solid)

34188 MAC automatic weight substance 8 (solid)

34193 MAC Spinner Speed

34194 MAC total substance solid

34195 MAC total substance liquid

34196 MAC total substance prewet

34580 MAC select substance 13 - blast

34581 MAC select substance 14 - blast

34582 MAC select substance 15 - blast

34583 MAC select substance 16 - blast

34584 MAC select substance 17 - blast

34585 MAC select substance 18 - blast

34586 MAC select substance 19 - blast

34587 MAC select substance 20 - blast

34588 MAC select substance 21 - blast

34589 MAC select substance 22 - blast

34590 MAC select substance 23 - blast

34591 MAC select substance 24 - blast

34592 MAC select substance 25 - blast

34593 MAC select substance 26 - blast

34594 MAC select substance 27 - blast

34595 MAC select substance 28 - blast

34596 MAC select substance 29 - blast

34597 MAC select substance 30 - blast

34598 MAC select substance 13 - auto

34599 MAC select substance 14 - auto

34600 MAC select substance 15 - auto

34601 MAC select substance 16 - auto

34602 MAC select substance 17 - auto

34603 MAC select substance 18 - auto

34604 MAC select substance 19 - auto

34605 MAC select substance 20 - auto

34606 MAC select substance 21 - auto

34607 MAC select substance 22 - auto

34608 MAC select substance 23 - auto

34609 MAC select substance 24 - auto

34610 MAC select substance 25 - auto

34611 MAC select substance 26 - auto

34612 MAC select substance 27 - auto

34613 MAC select substance 28 - auto

34614 MAC select substance 29 - auto

34615 MAC select substance 30 - auto


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