Equipment Asset Tracker - Battery (EAT-B)
The Equipment Asset Tracker - Battery (EAT-B) device is designed by Verizon Connect for tracking non-powered assets, such as generators, containers, pumps, and so on.
- Compact and discreet
- Easy to conceal
- Long battery life
- Replaceable battery
- Optimised internal antenna design for a strong signal
- IP67 rated protection against water and dust ingress
- Mounting holes (one on each corner)
- Status LEDs for battery, network, and GPS
- Status button that wakes the device, runs a status test and sends a report.
Device label with its serial number (SN) and International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number
Preparing for installation
What’s in the box
- EAT-B Device
- 4 x self-drilling screws for metal: standard 5/16” hex head, number 12 size, 1 inch long
- 4 x bolts: Serrated-flange 5/16” hex head, 10-32 thread, 1 ¼ inch long, .19 inch screw width
- 4 x locknuts 3/8” head
- 4 x washers, flat type
What tools you'll need
- Cordless drill with metric and standard bits and sockets (for lock nut operation).
- Safety glasses or other eye protection
- Marker for marking where the holes will be drilled.
Installing the EAT-B device
Step 1: Make note of the SN (serial number) located on the device.
You need this number later when confirming that the device has connected to Reveal. You can find the serial number on the label on the side of the device.
Step 2: Find a good location to mount the device.
The device should be mounted in a location with a clear view of the sky and where it does not interfere with the safe operation of the asset, or where it is exposed to road debris that can damage the device.
Possible locations include:
- Top of the trailer’s tongue
- Hitch rail
- Side rails
- Front bulkhead
Do not mount the device until you have activated and tested the device.
Step 3: Activate and test the device.
- Hold the device in the mounting location.
- Press the Status button.
- Check the status LEDs.
Icon Name Status Battery
- 1 flash = 10-25% full
- 2 flashes = 25 - 50% full
- 3 flashes = 50 - 75% full
- 4 flashes = 75 - 100% full
- Slow flash: device is seeking network.
- Solid: network connection acquired
- Fast flash: network connection failed.
- Slow flash: device is seeking GPS.
- Solid: GPS location acquired.
- Fast flash: GPS location failed.
Bluetooth At this time, the device does not support any Bluetooth features. The Bluetooth LED will flash when the device is powered on, but it has no use to the installer and does not have any test/status function. It can be disregarded.
The device runs a status test for battery, network, and GPS.
It can take up to 30 seconds for the LEDs to light up and they stay on for 5 seconds. To recheck the status, press the Status button. Pressing the Status button a second time does not power off the device.
Step 4: Check that the device is reporting to Verizon Connect.
The asset should be listed in Reveal and Spotlight with the serial number as the asset name. You can search for the asset to confirm that it is successfully connected to Verizon Connect.
To check for the device in Spotlight:
- In Spotlight, go to the Map screen.
In the Search field, enter the device serial number and tap Search.
If the asset is connected, the asset shows on the Map.
Assets are represented by square icons.
To check for the device in Reveal:
- In Reveal, go to Admin > Asset List.
In the Search field, type the device serial number and press Enter.
If the asset is connected, it shows in the list.
Step 5: Mount the device
Once you have activated and tested the device, you can mount it to the asset.
To mount the device:
- Hold the device in the mounting position.
- Mark the positions of the four mounting holes.
- Drill holes in the positions you’ve just marked.
- Secure the device to the asset using the included screws or bolts.
Step 6: Rename the asset in Reveal
The asset is listed in Reveal with the serial number as the asset name. We recommend that you rename the asset so that it’s easier to identify on Live Map and in your reports.
To rename the asset:
- In Reveal, go to Admin > Asset List.
- In the Search field, type the device serial number and press Enter.
- Choose the Edit icon next to the asset.
Enter a unique asset name and asset number.
- Choose SAVE CHANGES.
- Device support