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ABAX RFID

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ABAX RFID1 Reader

Connecting a driver and RFID number

In order to link a driver to their RFID number, the driver should log on (press their RFID card/tag against the ‘PRESS’ button) to a vehicle with their unconnected RFID card/tag. (If they are not completing a trip, they can log off by pressing the blue X button.)

The administrator can then connect the RFID number to the driver by selecting ‘RFID Log’ from the ‘Triplog’ main menu and generating a report.

RFID log

The example report shows that a driver logged on to a vehicle with the registration number ‘LN16JZL’ on the 16.02.2018. The ‘Event‘ column displays the unassigned RFID number.

RFID log driver logged on

To link the RFID number to the driver, click on that row and a pop-up window will appear. From the drop-down menu, select the driver who logged on and press OK.

That driver and RFID number are now connected in the system.

Repeat this process for all drivers.

RFID log drivers

Trip without a driver

If vehicle movement is detected, the reader will remind drivers to log on with a beep. A driver can log on for up to 2 minutes after the trip is complete.

If a driver forgets to log on to a vehicle, a ‘Trip without driver’ notification will appear under the ‘Notifications’ menu. This notification should be handled to ensure your fleet remains tax compliant. To do that, the administrator should navigate to ‘Trips’ under the ‘Triplog’ menu. First select the desired period, and from the filter options, add the ‘Only trips without driver’ filter. The generated report will list all trips without a driver. Clicking on and trip will bring a pop-up window where you can add the driver from the drop-down under the ‘Driver ID’ heading. Repeat this for all trips in the list.

Finally, remember to ‘Mark as handled’ the original notification within the ‘Notifications’ menu.


ABAX RFID2 Reader

Connecting a driver and RFID number

A driver can be linked to their RFID number via two ways – ‘in-vehicle mode’ or ‘office mode’.

In-vehicle mode

To link a driver to their RFID number using the in-vehicle mode, the driver should log on to a vehicle with their unconnected RFID card/tag. (If they are not completing a trip, they can log off by pressing the ‘X’ button.) The administrator can then connect the RFID number to the driver by selecting ‘RFID Log’ from the ‘Triplog’ main menu and generating a report.

RFID log

The example report below shows that a driver logged on to a vehicle with the registration number ‘LN16JZL’ on the 16.02.2018. The ‘Event ‘column displays the unassigned RFID number.

RFID log driver logged on

To link the RFID number to the driver, click on that row and a pop-up window will appear. From the drop-down menu, select the driver who logged on and press OK. That driver and RFID number are now connected in the system.

Repeat this process for all drivers.

RFID log drivers

Office mode:

To link a driver to their RFID number using office mode, press and hold the ‘x’ button while simultaneously using a paperclip to reset the reader – the light will blink if completed successfully. Now connect the reader to your PC or laptop using the USB cable supplied - the blue light will indicate you are now in ‘office mode’.

From the ‘Triplog’ main menu, select ‘Drivers’. Select the driver you would like to connect a RFID number to and highlight the ‘Remote ID’ field. Then scan that drivers RFID card/tag on the reader and their number will populate the field.

To exit ‘office mode’, reset the reader using the reset button and disconnect the USB cable.


Battery and connectivity check

The reader battery can last up to 6 months with normal use before requiring a recharge. If the battery falls below 30%, a red light will blink continuously to remind the driver to recharge. A USB charging cable is included. The units must be recharged with a charging device compliant to standard EN 62368. For safety reasons the battery will not be charged below 0 C° , or higher than +45 C° degrees.

To check the status of the battery, push and hold the ‘x’ button for 3 seconds. A light will indicate the current battery life: green >70%, yellow 30% - 70%, red <30%.

To check connectivity to the ABAX device, push and hold the ‘x’ button for 3 seconds. A light will indicate the current connectivity: blue shows the reader is connected, red shows it is not connected.


Trip without a driver

If vehicle movement is detected (300 m and over 10mph/16km/h), the reader will remind drivers to log on with a purple blinking light and a beep every 10 seconds for one minute that gets progressively louder. This will continue until the driver logs on or they press the ‘x’ button. A driver can log on for up to 2 minutes after the trip is complete.

If a driver does not log on to a vehicle, a ‘Trip without driver’ notification will appear under the ‘Notifications’ menu. This notification should be handled to ensure your fleet remains tax compliant. To do that, the administrator should navigate to ‘Trips’ under the ‘Triplog’ menu. Select the desired period, and from the filter options add the ‘Only trips without driver’ filter. The generated report will list all trips without a driver. Clicking on a trip will bring a pop-up window and you can add the driver from the drop-down under the ‘Driver ID’ heading. Repeat this for all trips in the list.

Finally, remember to ‘Mark as handled’ the original notification within the ‘Notifications’ menu.


ABAX Driver App

How to log on using the ABAX Driver App

  1. Go to either the App Store (Apple) or Google Play Store (Android), depending on what type of mobile device you have
  2. Search and download "ABAX Driver" App
  3. Enter your username and password – they will be the same as your main login information
    • Note: If your username and password is unknown, your administrator can send you a reminder by SMS.
  4. Click on 'Change' on the top of the screen to search for a vehicle – You will also see if you are currently logged on to a vehicle
    • Note: iPhone users may be prompted to turn on location services. You can do this from your iPhone's Settings > Privacy > Location Services

Select the vehicle from the list and confirm by pressing 'Done'.
Vehicles are shown with the nearest vehicle first. You can also search for a vehicle in the search bar.

If you want to log out, press 'Log off' and confirm by pressing 'Done'.

Note: If another driver logs in to the same vehicle, the previous driver will be replaced.