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Kenwood tk 880 avl

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Feb 18, 2012
i have 3 delivery trucks and a base station and am using kenwood tk 880's and i have some kenwood gps receavers and i got a quote from a company to install everything and there asking over 2500.00. i was told to use cookcom for avl tracking and cant find any info out there about there software. does anyone have avl for kenwood? what are you using and what were the costs? any recomendations?


Jul 22, 2010
Spokane, WA
I've been doing some looking into a cheaper way to do AVL with fleetsync. I found that fugawi mapping software says they will decode one of the proprietary kenwood fleetsync gps sentences that includes location and unit id. I remember the basic version was $150. You would need another radio configured correctly as a receiver to send the serial data into the computer so the software can take over. Do some investigating on the software and the fleetsync gps protocol and if you need more help I can dig out my notes. I can't remember if the 80 series radios do enhanced fleetsync or fleetsync II or whatever, if it is even required. Good luck
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