3100 Series FAQ:
the unit come with everything I need, including
Yes. The price includes the GPS tracking unit, Software
with mapping and satellite imagery for the entire U.S.
and the download cable to connect the GPS unit to your
the difference between the 3100-INT and the 3100-EXT and
where can I mount it?
The 3100-EXT model has an external (EXT) GPS antenna.
If you have to place the unit underneath the vehicle and
do not have enough room inside bumper you may need the
EXT version. For inside the car placement most people
get the INT. You can place the INT model in the glove
box, in the bumper, under the front or rear dash, and
even under the seat. Under the seat placement is not
really recommended but we have received numerous reports
on how well the unit works even hidden under the seat.
batteries go dead before I am able to retrieve the unit,
will the tracking data be lost?
Of course not. The unit uses flash memory which does
not need a battery backup.
3100-INT or 3100-EXT units water-resistant?
The units are very water-resistant. However we do not
guarantee the units to be 100% water-resistant. When
placing the unit on your vehicle, make sure it is not
subject to splashing water. Our warranty does not cover
water damaged units.
many days can I expect the 3100 unit to last without the
batteries going dead?
With regular alkaline AA batteries you can expect about
36 driving hours. Therefore, if the car drives about an
hour a day, the batteries will last for over one month.
If you use Energizer Lithium batteries, the batteries
will last close to 80 driving hours (2 to 3 months).
often does the 3100 unit record data?
The 3100 unit records a data point every second. If you
are using the AA batteries to power the unit, you can
always leave it on this default setting. Decreasing the
recording rate does not affect the battery life.
need to worry about filling up the memory of the 3100
No. The unit stores 300 hours of driving. Most likely
you will download the data and replace the batteries
before it fills up.
this unit work anywhere in the U.S.?
Yes. Everywhere in all 50 states.
this unit work in any other countries?
Yes. The unit will work anywhere in the world. The
software includes an interface to satellite imagery for
the entire world and street maps for the following
countries: USA, Canada, Andorra, Austria, Belgium,
Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Spain,
Finland, France, UK, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg,
Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, and
kind of cable comes with it to download the tracking
The unit comes with a USB download cable.
the warranty on the 3100?
The 3100 unit comes with a manufacturer's full 1 year warranty.
need to subscribe to a monthly service in order to get
this to work?
No. There are no monthly fees or activation fees. This
is not a real time tracking system. The real time
tracking systems are the ones that require monthly fees
and contracts. Most people prefer the 3100
for this very reason. Remember, to find out
what the driver has been doing, you connect the GPS
tracking unit to your computer and it will give a
complete history including speeds, locations stopped,
and how long they were stopped.
use this system for stolen vehicle recovery?
No. You need a real time tracking system to do that.
Real time tracking systems are more expensive and
require a monthly service fee.
this unit have a motion sensor in it?
Yes. The unit turns on as soon as the vehicle starts
moving. When the vehicle is stopped for more than 4
minutes, it will go into a sleep mode to conserve
L.A.S. 3100 EXT Specifications:
Dimensions: Length: 4.2 inches Width: 3.4 inches Height:
1.7 inches (includes magnet)
Operating Temperature: -15°F
to 185°F -26°C to 85°C
Housing: ABS Plastic, Water
Resistant Mounting Magnetic
Power 4 AA batteries > Battery Life 1 Hour per Day
Driving 5 Weeks 2 Hours per Day Driving 2.5 Weeks 4
Hours per Day Driving 1 Week
Power Draw Track Mode: 63mA
Sleep Mode: 0.040mA
Sleep Mode Entry: 3.5 Minutes of no
Cold Start GPS Acquisition Time: 90 seconds Warm
Start 50 seconds Hot Start < 10 seconds
GPS and Data Information
Maximum Number of Satellites: 16
Horizontal Accuracy: 2.5 meters
Communication Protocol: NMEA
Data Output: USB
Memory Type: Flash Memory ( non-volatile )
Storage Capacity: 100 hours Driving Time
Tracking Systems Requirements
Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows
CPU: Pentium 3, 500Mhz - System Memory (RAM): 128MB RAM
Hard Disk: 400MB free space
Network Speed: 128 Kbits/sec
Graphics Card: 3D-capable with 16MB of VRAM
Screen: 1024x768, "16-bit High Color" screen
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista
CPU: Pentium 4 2.4GHz+ or AMD 2400xp+
System Memory (RAM): 512MB RAM
Hard Disk: 2GB free space
Network Speed: 768 Kbits/sec
Graphics Card: 3D-capable with 32MB of VRAM
Screen: 1280x1024, "32-bit True Color" screen
|Bare Leads Power Cable:
Use this cable to connect the
passive vehicle tracking system directly to a vehicle's battery
or fuse box