Installation of Geotab Device for use with VisTracks, Inc.

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Step 1 – Connect the device using Geotab to J1939 Adapter Cable

  1. The Geotab device plugs directly into the J1939 adapter cable. The cable then plugs into the vehicle’s J1939 socket.
  2. After the device is plugged into the socket the blue and red LED starts blinking along with the beep which can be heard once.

Step 2 – Connect the one end of IOX-USB to the Geotab and by using USB cable connect it to the tablet.

  1. After connecting the USB cable to the tablet, there would be a dialog box coming up asking for the permission, press OK. And then it will open the VisTracks app.

Step 3 – Login to the device and manage the equipment

  1. On VisTracks app, tap on the Vehicles name, then Manage the equipment and enable “Use Calculated Engine Hours”.
  2. Save the changes made.


Step 4 – Connecting the device to the VisTracks app.

  1. Turn on the Engine of the vehicle.
  2. On the VisTrack app, on the main dashboard, tap the ‘Connect’ button which is located below the app header to display the ‘Connect to Vehicle’ dialog.
  3. At this point, 2 options were present in order to establish a connection to the VBUS device: Manual Connection and Auto Connection.
    1. Auto Connectionn
      • Tap on the Connect button
      • The VBUS Progress dialog will then display with 3 options:
        • Stop connection: button to stop establishing VBUS connection.
        • Debug: button to see the debug screen
        • OK: button to go to main screen
      • Upon establishing a connection to the VBUS device, you should hear a tone letting you know that device is now connected.
    2. Manual Connection
      • Hit the Manual Connection button
      • Select VBUS-Device – “Geotab”
      • Tap on the Next button

      • The VBUS Progress dialog will then display with 3 options:
        1. Stop connection: button to stop establishing VBUS connection.
        2. Debug: button to see the debug screen
        3. OK: button to go to main screen


      • After a successful VBUS connection, You should hear a tone letting you know that the device is now connected.