How to monitor your data usage for Android

As Android mobile phone internet usage use has become more prevalent, so has the average rate of data usage among users. Many plans allot for as little as 250 MB per month to the highest data usage allotment of 10 GB. To get an idea of what you can do with a monthly allotment of 250 MB, you can watch around 15 youtube videos and visit around 1000 text-based websites (ie. blogs or reddit), but usage can easily sneak up on you in the form of automatic updates of your email, facebook or twitter accounts, the use of games with sponsored advertisement, or GPS navigation applications. On most tariffs, the user is allowed 250 MB of fast internet and for the rest of the month is only allowed use of a vastly slower connection speed (called “throttling”). inViu traffic-counter Likely this “throttling”, however annoying, will be replaced by overage charges. According to a leaked T-Mobile memo, recently released to TMOnews , T-Mobile can no longer compete with their low-range 200 MB unlimited data plans and will replace it with an overage fee system whereby the user would pay a few pennies for every MB used. Furthermore, visit any mobile phone forum and you will find customers dealing with large fees because they hadn’t monitored their data usage. Like this man, recently reported in the BBC who was charged in one-month 200£ overage fees just for using his facebook application. For Android users, to assist you to monitor your data usage, ENAiKOON is presenting inViu traffic-counter, the user-friendly, sleek, ad and cost free app to objectively monitor your mobile data usage for your Android. Highlights: – daily, monthly and total traffic amount – sent and received data – adjustable daily limits for pre-paid users – adjustable monthly limits – alert for when a pre-defined percentage of data allotment is reached – available in English, French, German and Spanish – privacy protection, ie. surfing data is in no way discernable – both free and ad-free Connect: Google play and download the Android data monitoring app

ENAiKOON iD: Changing the username to an e-mail address

A couple of months ago we changed the access to the old ENAiKOON fleet-control-web in order to enhance the privacy. Since then, the connection to your inViu account works with the new SSO login. As part of the introduction of the new, more secure online registration, the old username will have to be changed to an e-mail address. Further information about the change and directions can be accessed at: The 15th September 2012 has been chosen as the latest date of the conversion of the user name to an e-mail address. Due to the request of some of our customers, we have extended this deadline to the 15th October 2012. If you have not changed your ENAiKOON iD to an e-mail address yet, please do so as soon as possible! As of the 15th of October you will not be able to log in to inViu without using an e-mail address. For a fee of 49 € (excluding VAT), ENAiKOON will take in charge switching your login to an e-mail address. Changing the user name to an e-mail address When you log in with your old user name, you will see a window in which you enter your e-mail address and then press “send“.

Email address required for ENAiKOON iD

Once you have done this, you are logged into your account. You will then receive an e-mail from Open the received e-mail and click on the blue link in order to confirm your e-mail address.

ENAiKOON iD confirmation email

Once you have done so your e-mail address has been confirmed and can be used in combination with your password as your ENAiKOON iD. Single-Sign-On If your e-mail address and your password also belong to those of your Facebook, Google or Yahoo! accounts, you can easily log in by clicking on the appropriate symbol. You will then only need to confirm the access to your ENAiKOON iD once. That way you only need to remember one password. facebookgoogleyahoo Have you forgotten your password? In case you have forgotten your password, simply click on the „forgot password?“ link and you will receive an e-mail with a link that provides a direct access to your ENAiKOON user account where you will be able to define a new password.

ENAiKOON iD - log in

Is your user account blocked? In case you have entered an incorrect password several times the access to your user account will be blocked. In that case, please use the „forgot password?“ link.

ENAiKOON iD blocked?

Tips on how to create a secure password that you can easily remember as well as how to create sub accounts for your employees can be found on our website.

Improvements to the geofence alerts

The ENAiKOON web portal inViu pro automatically sends geofence alert messages per E-mail when a trackable enters or leaves a geofence. To refresh your memory, a geofence is a virtual fence around a designated area. It offers security in case of theft as well as help with the daily management of your trackables, like vehicles, construction equipment, or mobile employees. geofence-in-london In addition to geofence alert messages, there are other alert message e-mail options in  inViu pro, for instance, when the battery voltage level falls below a certain level. The idle alert message is sent when a vehicle or construction equipment remains idling for longer than the pre-defined limit, eliminating unnecessary fuel use. It can also be called the “special incidents” alert. You can attach cables to various components of a vehicle from an ENAiKOON locating device, allowing you to monitor other components of the vehicle or construction equipment. The operation of a snow plough or salt mill on a snow removing vehicle or the conditions of a concrete pump on a concrete mixer can be easily monitored. Another possible application is the monitoring of the door contacts. When the doors are opened and closed in a vehicle, a message is sent to the servers, similar to the previously mentioned scenarios, and this information is then displayed in inViu pro. Two new meaningful vehicle operations are now combined with the e-mail alert messages in inViu pro: It is now possible to only send the alert messages for a “special incident” when the trackable is inside a geofence at the time of the special incident It is now possible to only send the alarm messages for a “special incident” when the trackable is outside of a geofence at the time of the special incident Case study: One of our customers, a large bakery chain, had baked goods stolen from the delivery trucks by their own delivery drivers. Solution: The door contact switches from the rear delivery doors were connected to the digital inputs on the telematic devices ENAiKOON locate-04 and ENAiKOON locate-06. Once these doors were opened, the door contact switches sent a signal of the change of status. This information was then immediately sent from the ENAiKOON locate-06 to the inViu servers. In the web portal, inViu pro, an alert was set up to send a message when the doors were opened. Creation_of_alarm_message Result: The customer received an alert message every time the rear delivery doors were opened. Now the alert message is only sent when the vehicle is outside of predefined geofences. Since these geofences are marked around regular bakery stops, all unapproved “on the road” stops are monitored. Conclusion: If someone opens the rear delivery doors of the bakery delivery truck and it is not one of the regularly scheduled delivery stops, the customer is immediately notified with an alert e-mail message with the location and timestamp. This allows the customer to promptly react to the situation. All in all, it is a very effective solution for this particular customer.

Locate series to the rescue in the Netherlands

Another stolen van was returned to its grateful owner in the Netherlands thanks to the locate series device that was installed in it. The thieves were unaware that Generali Verzekeringsgroep had the foresight to install tracking devices in their vans and cars and that when the van was then stolen, that their every movement was being tracked in real-time in ENAiKOON’s web portal. Screenshot from inViu pro When an employee of Generali, who had parked the van in front of his house, noticed that it was no longer there he immediately called his supervisor. With a quick look in the ENAiKOON web portal they were able to determine exactly where the van was. The thieves had driven it across town and it was parked on a quiet residential street. At this point Generali decided to inform the authorities about what had happened. The police then wanted to watch the van to try and catch the perpetrators. This was an excellent plan on the part of the local police, because of this one criminal was apprehended. At first the van was towed to the police head quarters for a search. There they discovered tools that were most likely used for already or would in the future be used for a burglary. The thieves had tried to manipulate the motor management system of the vehicle as well. A mechanic then had a look over the van, but is now back in the hands of its rightful owners. Thanks to the ENAiKOON device and the quick thinking on behalf of the local police there is also one less criminal on the streets in the Netherlands. Generali Van at the Police Repair Shop According to Hans Verhaar the Expertisedienst Manager at Generali Verzekeringsgroep “When our van was stolen we were at first shocked. Then we looked in inViu pro to see the location of the vehicle. We were able to find our van and then we told the police exactly what had happened. It was recovered and one person was arrested as a result. Thanks to the device from ENAiKOON we were able to recover our vehicle easily without a lot of hassle. We knew immediately where to go to retrieve it and could tell the police where it was located.”

The online map in inViu pro is now faster

The online map in inViu pro is now faster It is now much easier to access the online map in inViu pro for customers who have slow Internet connections The construction of the map tiles took awhile to complete, which normally was the fault of the slow internet connection. Until now the map tiles had to be re-loaded each time, which could take awhile until the map was fully displayed, because it had to deal with each request individually. The map tiles are now stored on the user’s PC.

inViu pro Landkarte

The storage of the tiles on the PC means that the loading time is reduced, and now it loads very fast. The default retention period is 7 days before the map data would be updated again. For slow data connection lines it is advisable to increase the storage time to 30 days. To change the storage time simply click on map on the main menu in inViu pro, when the map is displayed in the middle of the screen click on the “settings” icon in the top right corner. The settings pop-up window should now appear, click on the “map” tab and select the box for “Save maps longer (for low bandwidth)“, just click on “apply” to save this setting. Now you can also make other settings changes to these settings if you wish, just click on the close icon when you are done to return to the map screen. Settings tiles inViu pro If the map data needs to be updated it is sufficient to simply empty the browsers cache and restart inViu pro. By optimising the entire software the online map starts and loads much faster than before. Search function improved and the display of the “stated positions” expanded The search function in the trackable list in the window next to the map has been improved. The search covers not only trackable data but the “stated positions” as well.

Search trackables inViu pro

Search "stated positions" inViu pro Two columns have been added to the display window menu table for the “stated positions”. Now the “trip type” and “reason for the stop” are shown.

"Stated position" with reason for stopp - inViu pro

Similarly search results are still displayed even if the column associated with the result currently hidden. For example, the columns “trip type” and “reason for the stop” are hidden. A search for the name “Miller” will filter the listed of “stated positions” and shows the only position where the name “Miller“ is in the hidden column “reason for the stop”. "Stated positions" filtered in inViu pro That means that only the important columns are displayed in the overview, but that the intelligent search function finds all relevant data quickly and reliably. Text and tool tip box are now included in trackable groups In the display fields “text” and “tool tip” that appear next to a trackable when they are activated or when there is a mouse roll-over are now displayed in the “trackable group”. To change the settings for these click “edit settings” on main menu on the left side, then click on “edit reports” and select the icon next to “trackable list with statistics”. In the fifth column all of the setting to permanently display the “textbox” and in the sixth column with the header “tooltip” are the setting for the mouse rollover display of this information. Edit reports in inViu pro Simply check the box and see the on the map the trackable group in the textbox and / or in the tooltip box. inViu pro - "trackable groups" in text field and tool tip

ENAiKOON devices offer privacy

Encrypted tracking modules are not rocket science Heise Online reported on 07-27-2012 that it was possible to read data from a variety of different devices including measurement devices, barcode scanners, GSM / GPRS routers, etc. using port scanner software in a wireless network. Amongst these devices that were readable using this port scanner software were telematic devices from another provider that included info such as login details and current position data. ENAiKOON tracking devices At ENAiKOON our tracking modules ensure that no data is read and cannot be passed on to unauthorized entities. ENAiKOONs technique works as follows: the tracking module has new information for the server, like a new position, a change in speed, ignition on, or other changes of digital or analogue input information, and then the data is wirelessly sent from the device to the ENAiKOON servers. When the server wants to send data to the tracking device, this has to wait until the tracking module logs onto the server, only then can the server transmit data to the tracking module. The server cannot start a connection to the device to send data or to read what data is on the device. A request from outside does nothing, since the tracking device does not react. This could be compared to a phone that can only make calls but not receive them. The external independent Data Protection Agent of ENAiKOON GmbH is Dipl. Jur. Karsten Böhm from PRIVACY ONE. He confirmed that the appropriate technical and organizational measures were in place to comply with the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetzes), in particular in regard to the Data Protection Law (Appendix to §9 BDSG), for all modes of transmission of the location data from ENAiKOON If you have any questions about this technology and the additional security features at ENAiKOON, please fill out our contact form or give us a call. Details can be found on our Website.

ENAiKOON celebrates their 10-year anniversary

We at ENAiKOON want to thank our clients and associates for supporting the company for the past 10 years! 10 years anniversary ENAiKOON It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a decade since ENAiKOON’s founder and managing director, Markus Semm, started the company in his own living room in 2002. Since then, the business has grown into a prosperous international company with over 1000 clients from around the world, monitoring more than 25,000 objects globally. To celebrate our 10-year anniversary, we’ve rebranded our online identity, gearing up to enter international markets, such as France, Spain, and the UK, with the launch of our new website. The most notable change is in our corporate image on With an entirely transformed online image, we plan to share our telematics solutions and vast array of GPS products with a new audience. One of the new features is this blog, used to help inform and educate people on the benefits of telematics and how it can improve the efficiency and optimization of any business or household. “Fortunately, with the reputation of successfully tailoring solutions to each of our customer’s needs, we have been able to organically acquire national clients over the last 10 years,” explains Semm. “Now we are focusing on attracting more international clients with our rebranded, user-friendly website that integrates a more modern approach to new customer acquisition and online marketing. We’re looking forward to exploring untapped markets outside of Germany.”

New multi-functional display

For effective communication with employees it is crucial to control the workflow and to optimise the distribution of tasks. ENAiKOON display has been developed in order to make clear and concise communication possible. The multi-functional cost-effective display ENAiKOON display-56 is now available from ENAiKOON: Das neue Multifunktions-Display ENAiKOON display-56


4 lines of 20 characters membrane keyboard for number and letter entry iButton reader for clocking-in and out, access control, etc. loud signalling device for audible warnings and acknowledgements easy installation and wiring The display can be connected to an ENAiKOON locate-06. It is programmable and can be configured to any workflow parameters.

The display comes with the following features standard:

Reading iButtons with audible acknowledgements. Logging employee working hours; recording operating hours of vehicles, machines, or equipment; authorising the use of a vehicle or construction equipment; name of the last logged-in employee is shown on the display. Capability of sending messages to the display from ENAiKOON inViu pro. The dispatcher can see if the driver read the sent message the driver can confirm the execution of the task by pressing a button. Supplied with up to 20 individual messages per vehicle status (e.g. “13.4 tons of quality C sand loaded” , “taking a break”, “waiting for the next job”, “leaving for the day”, “ready for customer Smith,” etc.). These texts can be changed at any time from the dispatch. The driver can then select one of these prepared messages and send it to the dispatch. With this so-called “asynchronous” communication it is not necessary that the dispatcher and the driver are available at the same time to phone, instead each can send or receive a message when it is convenient. Built-in speaker for audible warning sound or acknowledgement of a driver-id entered

The ENAiKOON display-56 costs only €149 and is available now.

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What is a trackable?

Available icons for trackable in inViu web Often used in business for goal setting, in geocaching as something to find, sometimes as a gaming term, and most definitely as an adjective, the term trackable is always used as a noun at ENAiKOON. A trackable is something that can be tracked using GPS devices. Ranging from vehicles to equipment and people to animals, trackables can be static or mobile and require telematics technology for monitoring their safety or protecting them against theft. For the average consumer trackables may include a car, a small child, someone of old age or special needs, pets, a boat, or a camping trailer. Teens, children, and seniors can be monitored safely On the other hand, depending on their industry, businesses may want to track company cars, trucks, shipping containers, delivery parcels, employees, equipment, machinery, or any asset of value. High value assets also need to be monitored for their protection The reasons for using telematics for your trackables varies, for many it’s just to monitor the location of the trackable. Sometimes it’s for theft prevention and recovery. Other times it’s to record operating hours of machinery and equipment. In ENAiKOON’s online GPS tracking software, inViu, users can easily manage the tracking of all of their trackables on the user-friendly interface where the locations of all trackables are displayed on a map or as GPS coordinates. Learn more about inViu. inViu is the ideal web portal to view your important trackables
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