Flightcell DZMx Integration

Flightcell DZMx Integration

You can use your Flightcell DZM/DZMx device on a Spidertracks subscription to track it within the Spidertracks application alongside any existing Spiders you may have. 

 

Tracking channel selection

Multiple options are supported via the DZMx tracking settings. Refer to the DZMx Installation Manual for details on setup and retry options. These can be found on their website here: Flightcell Product Manuals

 

Satellite Tracking

Prerequisite for enabling Satellite Tracking with a FlightCell device:

To utilise this feature, units must:

  • Be fitted with an Iridium SBD only or SBD + voice modem. Most are, however some use 2 cellular instead of 1 cellular + 1 Iridium modem. This can be checked in DZMx Connect > About section.

  • Be running Protocol version 3 or 4 on Firmware version 2.19 or greater

  • Have tracking settings updated to enable communications over satellite

  • Enable the 'Aircraft Power Up' message within the DZMx unit.
    To do this, you will need to enable the installation menus first by going to:

    • Menu > Hardware Config > Installer Menu Enable and entering the pin which is 2468.

    • The Aircraft power up message activation is provided in Menu > Tracking > Triggered Events.

Steps to configure Satellite Tracking on FlightCell DZMx

  • In DZMx Connect > Settings > Tracking > Transmission : Select Try Sat first or Sat only as the tracking channel.

 

 

Cellular Tracking

HD tracking is available on Cellular network and means one message every 15 seconds over cellular network while flying, versus one message every minute for Iridium SBD tracking. When tracking over the cellular network is Enabled, then so is HD tracking, as per the installer manual.

Steps to configure Cellular Tracking on FlightCell DZMx

  • Cellular data connection configured by way of the APN configuration in the DZMx Connect application > Settings > Modems > APN configuration as below for instance

  • Having a cellular tracking server IP and port configured + the Transmission Channel set to either ‘Try Cell first’ or ‘Cell only’ so to enable cellular tracking, in DZMx Connect application > Settings > Tracking > Transmission

Prerequisite for enabling Cellular Tracking with a FlightCell device:

To utilise this feature, units must:

  • Be fitted with a cell modem. Most are and this can be checked in DZMx Connect > About section.

  • Be running firmware v2.13.0 or above

  • Be fitted with a SIM with a cell data subscription

  • Have tracking settings updated to enable communications over cell

  • Have cell settings update to point to the Spidertracks IP address and TCP port

Supported Events

 

FlightCell DZMx event

Spidertracks mapping

Distress

SOS

Manually triggered Position

Mark 1

Course change

Heading change

Takeoff

Speed up

Landing

Speed down

Arm Active

Watch on

Arm Inactive

Watch off

DZM Power Up

Mark 2 

Engine Start

Mark 3

Engine Stop

Mark 4

Automated Flight Following (AFF)

Spidertracks AFF works normally for all supported DZMx event types.

Not Supported

  • Remote Settings Changes through Spidertracks website

  • Additional flight events not stated in the mapping table

  • SMS based cell tracking

  • Geofence

  • Suspend tracking

  • GPRS/GSM Inbound Tracking 

  • Outbound Configuration Messages

  • Radius

  • SMS

  • SMS Inbound

  • Tracking when using Voice

  • Voice

Pricing

All Spidertracks plans can be applied to Flightcell devices. For plans and pricing please contact sales@spidertracks.com

Setup

To setup a Flightcell device, please email support@spidertracks.com with the following details:

  • Organisation name

  • Contact phone number

  • Aircraft registration

  • IMEI of the DZMx - Found by going to Menu > Diagnostics Menu > Sat Device Details

  • Serial number of the DZMx - Found by going to Menu > Diagnostics Menu > Firmware Version

  • Firmware version - Found by going to Menu > Diagnostics Menu > Firmware Version

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Spidertracks support at support@spidertracks.com or Flightcell support at tech@flightcell.com