Starcom Helios Advanced 3G GPS Fleet Tracking System
The Helios Hybrid is an innovative integration between the Helios GSM/HSPA vehicle location unit and an Iridium satellite module.
Helios the Ruler of the Sun, believed to be the "All-Seeing" - according to early Greek mythology
The Most Sophisticated Unit for Real-Time Fleet Management and Security Applications
The Helios Advanced device meets the requirements of fleets of vehicles based in the most remote of locations and is used in applications requiring constant communication around the world. An ideal solution for use at sea or in remote land areas, as well as for mining or construction sites. The device effectively utilizes all available communication network resources, whether cellular or satellite, depending on what is available at the time, and will lower transmission costs compared to using only satellite transmission.
Stay one step ahead of your competition by incorporating innovative solutions from Starcom Systems to your product line. Helios Hybrid will deliver everything your customer will need to run a successful fleet management, vehicle security and driver safety system.
System Stability- High Reliability
As a result of its inherent high durability and stability features, the Helios device is one of the top AVL systems in the market today, ensuring constant communication and an accountable long lasting performance.
Advanced components and modems- Selected Technology
Only the most advanced components are used in the manufacturing process to assemble the Helios. Each component is carefully selected and tested to create the most sophisticated and stable device for AVL. This also incudes, using cellular modems that have been authorized by the majority of leading professional operators in the world. The Helios utilizes the most advanced and sensitive GPS, including AGPS and Glonass.
The system can be custom-tailored to meet the individual needs and requirements of each business, and can be set to comply with local regulations. The web refined system is localized in 32 languages, and can be accessed from anywhere, using any kind of technological device – whether Tablet, mobile phone or PC.
The Helios system contains worldwide maps , for enabling to localize the work of the operator in every chosen region, for either local or cross-border use, an advantage that can be of great significance for fleet managers who supervise cross-border journeys of vehicles.
Worldwide use and operation- Access from anywhere – Track at any time
The Helios has already been installed in hundreds of thousands of vehicles in over 50 countries worldwide, implemented in a wide range of usages, starting with security forces vehicles through distribution trucks to leased employees vehicles.
Open events generator – Personalized and customized system
The Starcom Online Web Application will grant the user the ability to pre-set the system so that it is responsive to any customized event, whether single or multiple, specific or a combination of events. In addition the system will generate a diverse range of reports to assist in improving vehicle management efficiency and compliancy.
The system can trigger email or text message alerts either by a single event (such as excessive vehicle speed) or a combination of events (such as excessive speed in a particular area).
The Helios system is an “open” system which can be configured to integrate with other related solutions such as navigation systems or immobilizers.
Reports can be tailored to cover a number of variables such as fuel consumption, working hours, driving violations and vehicles entering or leaving designated areas.
Recordable events include accidents, speeding, unauthorized loading/unloading and alerts when a specified mileage has been exceeded.
OTA firmware upgrade – Technological uniqueness
Every single parameter of the unit, and even the firmware as a whole, can be remotely programmed OTA (over the air), enabling the remote upgrade of the unit with new features and settings, without the need for removal or re- installation of the unit. Thus saving on high expenses, labor force and the disabling and enabling of vehicles for lengthy hours.
Connection to various networks – The freedom to choose
The Helios control unit supports many different communication protocols, including GSM, CDMA, HSDPA, TCP/ IP and SMS, giving you the freedom to choose what suits your business best.
The Helios can also communicate alerts and information to mobile devices and to the Starcom Control centre (or any specified control centers).
Large number of inputs and outputs – Maximum convenience
- 8 Digital Inputs: usually used for Ignition, Emergency, Doors, Arming, and Disarming. Each input can be programmed to be used in order to trigger transmissions under any condition, and to arm or disarm the security system.
- 3 Analog Inputs: each can be set to work in two different measurement scales. Example usages are external temperature sensors or fuel measurement without a need for external sensor.
- 4 Digital Outputs: Usually used for Lock, Unlock, Siren, and Immobilizer.
Driver identification in four different ways – A variety of complementary solutions
By using alternative Dallas iButtons, Remote Controls, Keypad or RF Keypad Codes, the unit will send the code of the present vehicle driver to the center. This feature will deliver an added level of operational security to your business.
Built in antenna and accelerometer – All in a box solution
The built-in accelerometer serves as both an accident and harsh braking detector, triggering real time alerts for maximal driver and vehicle protection as well as driver behavior monitoring.
Vehicle and Driver Protection
NXP ARM Cortex-M3
Static RAM: 128kb
8v-36v (supported in same unit)
3mA in low power mode
up to 120mA in working mode
can reach up to 300mA if battery is charged
Backup Battery (optional)
3.75V, 950 mAh
GSM/GPRS - default: Quad Band (850, 900, 1800, 1900)
Optional Modems: UMTS/HSPA+, CDMA/1xRTT/EV-DO, LTE
Antenna Type: Built-in (concealed)
Data Channels: SMS & TCP/IP
Protocol: Propriety - encrypted
GPS, GLONASS (optional)
Time to First Fix (TTFF)
1 sec (hot start)
2.5 CEP (50%)
Velocity: 0.2m/s (50%)
Built in (Concealed)
Digital Inputs: Max 8
Digital Outputs: Max 4
Analog Inputs: Max 3
3-Axis, 20 mg accuracy, up to 8g
Identify and report events of impact and accident
External - Gradual Stop
Key Pad, Dallas Key, Remote Control, RF Keypad
21H x 60W x 107L (mm)
0.82H x 2.36W x 4.21L (inch)
-40°C (-40°F) to +60°C (140°F)
-40°C (-40°F) to +85°C (185°F)
- If monthly alert limit is exceeded, additional alerts will be billed at $0.03 each for GSM plans, $0.09 each for Satellite plans and $0.06 each for Hybrid plans.
- GSM and Hybrid activations will incur a roaming fee of $10/month for Standard plans, $15/month for Pro plans and $20/month for Pro plans any calendar month the device transmits from outside the US.
- A programming fee will be added to your first invoice.
- These plans are available for the following Starcom products: Helios, Helios Hybrid and Helios TT