An Omnitracs AMG-C 3.0.80 Software Release is scheduled to be released on April 9, 2021. This release will address bug fixes that were identified during testing in the field. It also includes feature enhancements designed to provide more clarification to drivers via the LED Status indicators on the front of the unit.
Version | AMG-C 3.0.80
Feature Enhancements - AMG-C
This release includes feature enhancements designed to improve understanding for installers or drivers on the current state or status of the AMG-C unit in order to avoid confusion as to when a tablet is ready to pair with the AMG-C unit.
Minimum Supported Operating System
The minimum supported operating system for the AMG-C is version 2.17.
AMG-C Boot-Up LED Indicator
Prior to 3.0.80, when the AMG-C is booting up the front-facing Status LED indicator (the bottom of the two lights on the front of the unit) would show a steady, solid Cyan color. This color is very similar in hue to the “Ready-to-Pair” solid Blue color and was causing confusion in the field as to the actual state of the AMG-C unit.
To solve this issue, in 3.0.80 this behavior has been changed to a blinking Orange color. When the AMG-C unit is in a boot-up mode this blinking Orange indicator will remain active until the boot-up process has been completed.
AMG-C Ready-to-Pair LED Indicator
Prior to 3.0.80, the front-facing Status LED indicator (the bottom of the two lights on the front of the unit) would be a solid Blue color indicating the AMG-C was ready for a tablet to pair with it.
However, during the initial install of an AMG-C unit, there is a period of time whereby the AMG-C unit needs to communicate with the Omnitracs One platform to configure the device based on customer information and configuration preferences. While it is in this state, if a tablet is attempting to pair it will be unsuccessful and thus give the impression that the AMG-C unit is not functional.
To address this, the Ready-to-Pair process now includes a blinking Blue indicator during the period of time it takes for the AMG-C unit to configure itself with information supplied by the Omnitracs One platform. Once the information has been persisted to the AMG-C, and once the AMG-C confirms that the device is healthy, the vehicle is not in motion, and there isn’t a tablet already paired with it, the indicator will change to a solid Blue color.
Satellite connection is now supported with firmware version 3.0.80.
Please note the following when connecting via satellite:
- When in satellite positions are sent at reduced frequency (e.g. 15 minutes)
- Driver messaging and Drive workflow will pass over satellite, but large attachments like pictures will wait until returning to cellular coverage
- Forward messaging (defined as message from fleet to vehicle) may experience additional delays of up to 15 minutes. You can always check for these by sending a return message or syncing DRIVE
The following icons will display in the DRIVE mobile application to indicate the current AMG-C satellite connection status:
|Indicates there is no satellite connection.|
|Indicates the AMG-C is connected using a satellite connection.|
|The warning icon indicates an access token is required and the driver needs to log back in using a cellular connection.|
Software Fixes – AMG-C
This release includes software corrections to address issues identified during testing to improve overall product performance and stability. Selected software corrections are described below.
|Work Item Number||Issue|
|Continued device stability improvements to minimize device resets.|
|AMGC-7138||Improved Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity and stability.|
|Miscellaneous platform improvements to optimize customer experience.|