TheTachograph File Viewer- Standard edition with Digidongle allows you to browse all of the data content of Driver Card files and Vehicle Unit files including the new Smart Tachograph files (1C).
Driver Card Files contain a wealth of drivers’ hours and related data including Driver Activity by day, Vehicles Used and Security Events. Vehicle Unit Files include data such as overspeeding , Card Insertion and Withdrawals and Calibration Data; together with a host of other parameters in both types of file..
Tacho File Viewer allows you to freely browse the full content of both Driver Cards and Vehicle Unit Files including the new Smart Tachograph files (1C).
You can download Tacho File Viewer for free at https://www.tachosys.com/Downloads/Software which provides a very basic level of functionality. The digidongle, which fits any USB port, acts as an additional software licence unlocking the full potential of Tacho File Viewer. If the dongle is not present the software will simply revert back to the free version’s basic level of functionality. Please note that whilst Tachograph File Viewer does display all of the driver card activities it does not provide infringement analysis although such summations could be calculated from the raw data. For full and accurate drivers’ hours analysis we recommend you use FTA Vision.
Q. Can I use the free version of Tacho File Viewer?
A. Yes you can download Tacho File Viewer for free but you will not be able to drill into the data you will only be able to determine that the file is a legal Tachograph file. Digidongle will open up the additional functionality to view file contents.
Q. Can Tacho File Viewer work with the new Smart Tachograph files?
A.Yes Tacho File Viewer is compatible with these files otherwise known as GEN2 or 1C files. There is also additional data available within these new files such as GPS coordinates recorded at start and end of journey and every 3 hours during motion.
Q.Can I use the digidongle with more than one PC?
A.Yes you can but bear in mind that the digidongle must be present in order to unlock the full functionality of Tacho File Viewer so it will only support one PC at one time. If you want to have multiple users simultaneously then you will need additional digidongle.
Q.Is there a MAC or Tablet option?
A. At present Tacho File Viewer is only available for the Windows platform so will only support tablets that have a USB port and are running Windows. There is no MAC option.
Q. Will my digidongle support updates to Tacho File Viewer?
A. Provided there are no fundamental changes to operating systems in the future you will be able to download new versions of Tacho File Viewer and they will be supported by your digidongle. Should there be a major change in legislation in the future such as with the Smart Tachograph the software author reserves the right to release a major upgrade that may not be compatible with earlier versions of the digidongle. No such plans exist currently to the industries knowledge.
Q. Can I analyse drivers’ hours with Tacho File Viewer?
A. Tacho File Viewer does not provide infringement analysis. It would be possible to work our drivers’ hours by summing up data displayed in Tacho File Viewer but this is a laborious process and not practical for anything but adhoc checks. In short for a practical approach to Tachograph File analysis we recommend you use FTA Vision.
Q. Where can I download the free version of the Tachograph File Viewer with basic functionality?
A. Please go to https://www.tachosys.com/Downloads/Software for the basic level of functionality.
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