Hardware Requirements and Software Dependencies
This firmware release supports the following and higher MCNs:
- CV90-JC339-1xx, -2xx, -3xx
- CA90-JE045-1xx, -2xx
- CV90-JE045-1xx, -2xx
- CA90-JC339-1xx, -2xx, -3xx
and is composed of the following software:
- PAPI 184.108.40.206
- VIOP 10.00
- WEC2013 OS (OS 61)
- 3G units (UAs 108000000 - 108499999) are compatible with the Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact operating system (WEC2013 OS) OS33 or higher.
- LTE units (UA 108500000 or higher) are compatible with the Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact operating system (WEC2013 OS) OS50 or higher.
Most upgrades are done over-the-air. The IVG firmware is available for download on the Omnitracs Customer Portal (on the Support page, click Firmware/OS and refer to the Installation and Troubleshooting Guide).
Update Regarding ELD Compliance
Omnitracs will be submitting an update to the ELD certification documentation provided on the FMCSA ELD Website to indicate that IVG DA1007R is the minimum ELD-compliant version of the IVG.
The IVG DA1007R update includes corrections to ELD functionality that were necessary to comply with the U.S. ELD Mandate. Updating to this version of the IVG is required to maintain an ELD-compliant device. IVG versions previous to version DA1007R are no longer considered ELD-compliant.
Please update your devices at your earliest convenience to ensure you are running IVG version DA1007R.
New Features and Enhancements
HOS Updates in Support of Revised FMCSA Rules
Several updates have been made in preparation for revised FMCSA Hours of Service rules that will take effect on September 29, 2020. The rules have been updated to allow greater flexibility for drivers without affecting their safety.
You can see the final rule on the FMCSA website.
Most of the changes described below will not require any action from drivers, and they will not take effect until the FMCSA changes begin on September 29. The information below provides an overview of the updates made to the IVG in support of the rule changes.
Updates to Sleeper Berth
OHOS-1141, OHOS-2257, OHOS-2473, OHOS-2330, OHOS-2256
The new FMCSA rules will affect Sleeper Berth requirements as follows:
- Drivers using U.S. Federal Rules that allow them to split their 10-hour reset will be able to take their required 10 hours of off-duty time in two periods, as long as one off-duty period (whether in or out of the sleeper berth) is at least two hours long and the other involves at least seven consecutive hours spent in the sleeper berth. Neither qualifying period counts against the 14-hour duty clock.
- If the new split sleeper rules are in effect, drivers in the U.S. will be able to check Will Pair SB in the Status tab of the Hours of Service screen so their available hours will be calculated using an optimistic view of available hours and they will be informed when they need to shut down according to sleeper berth regulations.
- The Passenger Rule will allow a co-driver to take a combination of Sleeper Berth time of at least seven consecutive hours and up to three hours riding in the passenger seat of a moving vehicle, either immediately before or after the Sleeper Berth time, amounting to at least 10 consecutive hours.
- While the co-driver is still off-duty, the Change Status screen will remind the driver that the sleeper berth is required.
For drivers in Canada, the system will continue to calculate sleeper berth time based on Canadian sleeper berth regulations.
Rest Break Changes
Drivers using U.S. Federal rules will be able to take their 30-minute rest break while they are in any duty status other than Drive. In addition, they will only be required to take the rest break after eight cumulative hours of driving.
The qualifying 30-minute rest break can be a combination of any duty status other than Drive. Personal Conveyance and Yard Move will also qualify toward the rest break. On the Change Status screen, when the rest break clock has two hours or less remaining and the driver is not in a Driving status, a warning message will tell drivers how many minutes they have left before they complete their 30-minute rest break.
Note: The modified warning message will not appear until the new FMCSA rules take effect on September 29, 2020. Until then, drivers will see the current message.
Updated Mobile Alerts
The mobile now alerts drivers when they are running out of Drive time due to the rest break requirement. The alerts are based on the new rest break requirements. The alert will be repeated as necessary at one hour, 30 minutes, and 15 minutes before violation occurs.
Note: This alert will appear both before and after September 29, 2020.
Additional HOS Features
Location Column on Certify Tab
The Certify tab now includes a Location column that shows the driver where the duty status occurred.
Drivers Can Edit Yard Move and Personal Conveyance
To ensure accurate logs, drivers can now edit Yard Move and Personal Conveyance statuses as long as those statuses are enabled for the fleet and driver. They can change YM or PC to a non-driving status or change YM to PC and vice versa.
CEV Updates - Pittasoft Cameras
In order for users with Pittasoft cameras to avoid large time offsets between the mobile unit and the camera's clock, after users set the camera time, they must command the camera to restart so it can apply the time setting. Because the camera must be restarted, users must NOT set the time when they connect to the camera to process a video event. Users should only set the time when they are:
- pairing with the camera for the first time
- changing the configuration of the camera, either due to HOS duty status changes or a CDEF change
- connecting to the camera specifically to check the time (once an hour)
Updates to Manifest Receipt
Manifest downloads are now staggered in order to improve performance and avoid network issues.
Canadian NMC Move
This release includes updated IP addresses for the Canadian Network Management Cloud (NMCs), which will be moved to the United States in mid-2020. This change does not directly affect customers or functionality.
Support TPH to SMS over Sprint
With this release, SMS functionality is enabled on IVG 3G units for Sprint.
Driver Log Updates
Manual vs. Automatic Driving
Changes have been made that identify manual versus automatic driving. These changes were made to support a future host update that will allow the editing of manual driving.
Split Statuses in Log
If a driver chooses to continue in Drive when no vehicle movement is detected, the log will split the status, indicating when the automatic Drive status ended and the manual Drive status began.
Camera Status and SD Card Status Updates
- The syncing of the data for the Camera Health and Camera Status reports has been improved to enhance the resulting diagnoses.
- Non-essential camera status updates have been eliminated via automatic validation based on the persistence of the condition.
- The camera status will be sent at least once a day even when the status of the camera has not changed.
Updated Carrier PRLs
This release incorporates updated carrier Preferred Roaming Lists (PRLs). These updates will result in network improvement.
Support for Next-Generation TTID Device
IVG version DA1007R supports the next-generation Trailer Tracks ID (TTID) device. The new TTID device provides immediate verification to drivers of the correct Trailer ID association and functions as a tethered trailer tracking solution when it is used as a standalone on Enterprise Services platforms.
Note: Tethered Trailer Tracking must be enabled on the ELD in order to view and transmit trailer connection data.
For drivers in the U.S., the Hours of Service rules engine will no longer grant the sleeper berth split if the driver exceeds either the 14-hour driving window or 11-hour maximum driving limits prior to the second period of Off Duty.
|Work Item Number||Issue|
|OHOS-2401||ERODS files were being transmitted with events that contained no user information. This issue has been resolved.|
|OHOS-980||Some drivers were being prompted to certify logs ending on a date far in the future. This issue has been resolved.|
|OOTIS-24668||An issue that prevented 2020 Volvos from reporting hard brake events has been resolved.|
|OOTIS-25314||An issue that caused some driver logs to reflect the incorrect time has been resolved.|
|OOTIS-24805||The IVG now supports Brother printer model RJ4230B.|
|OOTIS-25310||An issue involving corruption of IVG 3G Gemalto firmware has been resolved.|
|OHOS-206||The header field in some ELD logs indicated that a Compliance Malfunction had occurred when there was no compliance malfunction event on that day. This issue has been resolved.|
On rare occasions, eRODS files were missing intermediate logs. This issue has been resolved.
Previously, the IVG used a manual VIN at start-up and an automatic VIN at shutdown. ERODS files treated the two VINs as two different vehicles, which caused problems with ERODS file transfers. This issue has been resolved; the IVG now uses the last known valid VIN from the ECM.
Several changes have been made to prevent missing timing compliance malfunctions from being recorded.