The VDO SmartLink is a Bluetooth module that pairs with an App on your Smartphone to make using your VDO tachograph far simpler particularly when adding manual entries.
Simply install the VDO Driver App, plug the SmartLink into the front of the Tachograph and enter the printed Bluetooth-PIN into the Smartphone. Your digital Tachograph can then be controlled via your Smartphone.
Please note the VDO SmartLink is most compatible with DTCO 2.0, although some features can be used with the DTCO 1.3 and above.
The mobile as a remote control
With the VDO Driver app your Smartphone becomes a remote control for your DTCO® (VDO Tachograph). Using the telephone's touch screen you can easily operate all menus and buttons on the digital tachograph including adding manual entries. You can also access and start printouts as well as accessing the various screens within the main menu. This is particularly useful if the tachograph (DTCO® release 1.3 and later) has been installed in a position where the driver can’t see the screen.
Each driver has a personal assistant
With the VDO Driver app the driver can have his driving and rest times clearly displayed on his Smartphone's screen and in a graphical format (DTCO® release 2.0a and later). The times are calculated in real time. The driver can see at a glance how long he can continue to drive his vehicle and when his daily rest should commence or end.
How do I use the DTCO® SmartLink and the Apps?
With the DTCO® SmartLink we connect the Digital Tachograph to the wide portfolio of applications running on Smartphones. Even communication and connectivity from the DTCO® in the truck to the mobile network are now feasible on an easy plug and play concept within the World of Smartphones.
What do I need to use the VDO apps?
You need an Internet-enabled Smartphone with at least Android 2.3.3 or higher to use VDO apps. You also need a Google account for the Google play store.
How do I download the VDO Driver app and install it on my Smartphone?
In order to use the VDO Driver app on your Smartphone, first of all enter the following website address into your Smartphone's Internet browser: www.dtco.vdo.com/smartlink You will now be transferred to the DTCO® SmartLink product page
What tachograph units are compatible with the SmartLink Pro?
Download the tacho compatibility form to check on the different devices and if any updates might be required.
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