RDU Devices

With TachoSafe RDU GPRS transport companies can stay compliant by downloading digital tachographs remotely while keeping their fleet operating. All downloads are made automatically as the trucks are on their way. The RDU unit unburdens the transport companies because the data from the digital tachographs automatically arrives there where desired and at which time intervals are set. By using this remote download solutions, companies can forget about the administration involved in the operation of tachographs.

TachoSafe Remote Download GPRS (RDU) downloads remotely the digital tachograph. The RDU is permanently installed on the truck and it is connected to the digital tachograph. The downloads are initiated manually or by a scheduler through an application installed on customer’s PC. The system works in the background but it warns the user in case of errors.

RDU devices are available for 2G (RDU GPRS2 and RDU GPRS3) and 4G (RDU 4G) mobile networks.

  • RDU makes downloads from the digital tachograph remotely
  • the RDU is  installed into the truck and is permanently connected to the digital tachograph
  • download process is automatically initiated by the TachoSafe RDU manager
  • the company card always stays in your office
  • the system works in the background but it warns the user in case of errors
  • ddd files will be available on your computer and/or can be uploaded to an online platform for future processing
Top features
  • permanent fleet control
  • mandatory downloads are made automatically
  • no risk of penalty caused by missing downloads
  • the truck doesn’t need to return periodically to the base station for data download, which means cost savings for company
  • no need of responsible personnel for direct tachograph management
  • compatible with TachoSafe software and every other analyzing software
Analysis and reports on TachoSafe Web

The RDU Manager application saves copys of downloaded files to the TachoSafe Web. The web application creates analysis, infringement and other reports based on the ddd files. The status of RDUs, warnings for expiring or expired download deadlines can be followed on the TachoSafe Web as well. Any data generated by these Remote Download Units will be visible on this website after you log in with your username and password.

Tachograph Compatiblity

The remote download unit is compatible with digital tachographs that are capable of data download through C CAN connector. Data download through C connector should be enabled in the tachograph with a programming tool (CTC II, MK II, Digitachytest 2 or others). If the digital tachograph does not support data download through C CAN connector you can use Tacho2Safe, Tacho4Safe or Tacho5Safe.

Quick Setup Manuals
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Tacho2Safe is an all in one manual tachograph download device which combines both tachograph and driver card download functionality. It is a simple use, ergonomic device, suitable for use either by owner drivers, small fleets or large transport operators. Download data is stored on the internal memory of device. The reduced power consumption allows over 500 full card downloads with only one AA type battery but it can be operated from rechargeable batteries which are charged automatically through USB.

Entrepreneur having vehicles equipped with a digital tachograph, according to the law is required to retrieve the data:

  • from the vehicle at least once every 90 days
  • from driver card at least once every 28 days

To fulfill these requirements you must have a device for collection and transfer of data to a computer. On the market there are many devices used for this purpose, but they differ both functionality and capabilities. Tacho2Safe stands out both functionality and capabilities. You can benefit from the very powerful download reminder functionality of Tacho2Safe and increased download speed compared to other devices.

Tacho2Safe system consists of two parts:

  • the download key for Vehicle Units and Drivers Cards
  • the accompanying program “TachoSafe Lite” for storing, analysis and printing your data
  • ergonomic and simple to use – easy to use menu
  • charging through USB (Ni-MH rechargeable battery only)
  • low power consumption (up to 500 card downloads with one battery)
  • 4GB space (can carry more than 30.000 card’s downloads)
  • automatic Driver’s card download upon insertion in the card slot
  • small and easy to carry, intuitive menu for easy operation
  • all download modes available through the menu (without having to use a computer/laptop)
  • notification for next download, easy configuration of download period
  • no restrictions on the number of different Vehicles or Drivers (can be used by companies with larger fleets)
  • all downloaded files accessible by any computer with a free USB port (behaves like any USB flash drive)
  • can be permantly used as a drivers card reader and download station
  • adjustable tachograph download settings (ie. from last download) through the device display, using the device keys
  • next card and tachograph download notification
  • multiple language support
Top features
  • reading data from the card without having to connect to a tachograph (built-in card reader driver)
  • reading driver card via slot in the tachograph
  • reading data from the tachograph according to pre-set parameters
  • reading data from the tachograph by the choice immediately prior to data collection
  • read all the data from the entire period
  • the display (easy to read even in daylight) indicates the status of the download and enables configuration of the reader
Analysis and reports on TachoSafe Lite 

This device is sold with software “TachoSafe Lite” for recording and analysis of data from digital tachographs. Software allows you to view data for an unlimited number of vehicles and drivers.