Product Overview

The SC1205V LTE CAT-M1 is a tracking device engineered for logging location and environmental conditions. It has a high capacity BLE chip that can read up to 600 iOn Tags, making it an ideal solution for asset tracking or in-transit tracking of assets over the road.


Click the link below to view the SC1205V datasheet.


Welcome to the SC1205V User Guide. This manual is intended to give you information on the basic setup and installation of the CalAmp SC1205V product including hardware descriptions, environmental specifications, wireless network overviews, and device installation.

About This Manual

CalAmp's SC1205V is a smart tracking device, captive harness for hardwired power, engineered for capturing in-transit temperature and location. This manual provides the user guidance on its operation.

  • System Overview: A basic description of SC1205V-based tracking. This includes a description of roles and responsibilities of each of the CalAmp components as well as a brief overview of the wireless data technologies used by the SC1205V
  • Getting Started: Provides guidance for the operation of the SC1205V .
  • Hardware Overview: Describes the physical characteristics and interfaces of the SC1205V.

About the Reader

In order to limit the size and scope of this manual, the following assumptions have been made about you as the reader:

  • You are familiar with GPS and cellular concepts and terminology.
  • You are familiar with and have experience in using the SC iOn™ Command platform (

About the SC1205V

The CalAmp SC1205V is a mobile tracking device that can be used with private or commercial assets. The SC1205V is a single box enclosure incorporating a processor, a GPS receiver, a wireless data modem and Bluetooth chipset.

Market Application

  • Asset tracking
  • Cargo monitoring
  • Warehouse Monitoring

System Overview

The SC1205V is a tracking device engineered for capturing in-transit environmental conditions and location. It is an ideal solution for supply chain visibility over the road, in flight and at sea when global coverage is needed to maintain supply chain integrity, security and regulatory compliance.

A typical asset management system based on a CalAmp device includes the following components:

  • A wireless data network
  • SC iOn™ Command Platform
  • CTC Platform Support
  • API enablement from SC iOn and CTC

Component Descriptions

Wireless Data Network
Wireless data networks can take a variety of forms, such as cellular networks, satellite systems or local area networks.

Contact the CalAmp sales team for the networks available to the SC1205V.

The Wireless Data Network provides the information bridge between the SC iOn™ Platform and the SC1205V. Wireless data networks can take a variety of forms, such as cellular networks, satellite systems or local area networks. The SC1205V offers bi-directional communication using LTE Cat-M1 cellular with multi-country support and fallback to 2G.

The SC1205V delivers location and sensor information to the SC iOn platform using an embedded application.

Getting Started

The SC1205V has a simple-to-use one button to power the device ON and OFF.

  • Press and release the button to power the device on or off.
  • Pressing the button once – the LED will turn GREEN momentarily and then turn off (to conserve power).
  • Pressing the button again – the LED will turn RED briefly and then turn ‘off’.

With the device ‘on,’ it is ready to deploy on shipments or begin its normal operation. The device is designed to support operation for 30 days at the 15-minute reporting rate. At the end of its usage, turn the device ‘off’ and return it to the
recharging location.

  • Reset the device by holding down the button that will turn orange during the process.
    Solid green and red lights indicate that the device is trying to transmit data. This is usually seen when the button is pressed during a device report.

Monitor the device behavior with your login to the SC iOn Command portal or through the API.

Hardware Overview

Technical Specifications
Dimensions: 5.61” x 3.25” x 1.28 (142.7 x 82.7 x 32.7 mm)
Weight: 258g (9.1 oz)

Temperature: -10º C to 40° C | 14º F to 104° F (operating)
-10º C to 40º C | 14º F to 104° F (storage)

Shock and Vibration
Shock and vibration resistant

Location Accuracy
Wi-Fi: 100 meters
Cellular: 500 meters
GPS: 3-5 meters

Communications (Comm) – Operating Bands (MHz)
LTE CAT-M1: 2100 (B1)/1900 (B2)/1800 (B3)AWS 1700 (B4)/850 (B5)/900(B8)/700 (B12/B13/B28)MHz GSM/GPRS: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Bidirectional communications
Over-the-air adjustable reporting rate
Reporting rate: 1 min to 24 hour
Downlink peak rate: 1 Mbps
Uplink peak rate: 1 Mbps

Bandwidth: 1.4 MHz
Latency: 10ms-15ms
Device transmit power: 20 dBm - Supports half duplex FDD/TDD

FCC, CE, PTCRB, Industry Canada, Applicable Carriers

Power Modes
Captive Harness – external power
On/Off Button – Green LED when on, Red LED when off
On/Off button
Green upon button press for on; Red upon button press for off
Green pulse (periodic) for charging
Battery Duration: 30 days @ 15 min reporting

Battery duration: 30 days @ 15-minute reporting

SC1205V Sensors
The SC1205V has onboard and wireless (BLE) sensors for, Light, Shock, and motion.

BLE SC iOn Tag Compatible – 600 tag support capacity

Motion: Stationary/moving after stationary

NIST traceable
Accuracy: +/- 0.5º C type (-30º C to 60º C)
Minimum/maximum threshold (configurable)

Light: Threshold on/off

Dedicated 3-axis accelerometer
16G max

Impact: General shock event

Drop: Vertical drop above threshold

Tilt: 90º degrees


Note: Device sensor settings and thresholding are configured through the SC iOn Command portal ( or by local API.


The SC1205V comes equipped with a 12volt wall plug.



Typically, the devices will arrive with a healthy charge in them but best practice is to
make sure the devices are charged fully before deploying them.

If the SC1205V battery becomes completely depleted, it could take up to an two hours
connected to power before the device begins reporting again. To prevent this, device
reporting rates should be configured when the SC1205V is not connected to power.

In the event that the SC1205V loses all battery voltage, the device will need to be
attached to power for at least 2 hour before reporting will resume.


The SC1205V was designed for simple operation.

There is only one button for the SC1205V. Once the button is pressed it will do a full
report with GPS and the flashing of LEDs gets progressively faster. If the device flashes
red three times, GPS signal was not acquired. GPS will be difficult to acquire indoors.

With the device ‘on’, it is ready to be used for its normal operation. The button will turn
the device off and the unit will not send any reports.

The SC1205V has configurable reporting rates while the device is moving or stationary a
Device reporting rates can be modified in the SC iOn™ Command portal or through the
SC iOn™ Command JSON API.