COTX Lora Tracker PCBA - Development Kit - User Manual

Created by Eason Chen, Modified on Wed, 24 Aug 2022 at 11:06 PM by Eason Chen


COTX LoRa GPS Tracker 


Development Manual (Basic Version)

Helium Console




Ⅰ. Development environment preparation



LoRa Tracker PCBA

The frequency band needs to be kept consistent with the gateway

Cotx x3 Hotspot

Register to the helium app and stay online

Type-C power cable/coin cell battery compartment


Helium Console account

Separate registration required

Ⅱ. Hardware connection

Provide two types of power supply:

1. Type-C power supply: DC_5V/1A

2. Coin cell power supply: DC_3.7V


After the device is powered on, it will automatically send incoming and report data, with a default interval of 2 minutes after successful incoming.


Ⅲ. Platform account registration

The Helium Console account registration address is as follows:



Ⅳ. Terminal registration

After logging into Helium console platform, click Device --> Add a new device to enter the Add device interface.


Enter the triad information of LoRa Tracker PCBA (Deveui, Appeui, APPkey) and click "Save Device".


 (Note: Ternary group information to obtain the way: 1. manufacturers separately 2. scan the label QR code)


After adding, wait for the data to be received.


Ⅴ. Terminal Data Viewing

View LoRa Tracker PCBA data on Helium Console.Click Device->Device name, view Device detail, and check the status data reported by the LoRa Tracker PCBA.

Ⅵ. Adding custom scripts

Parses the reported raw data through a custom script. 

(See attachment/consult the manufacturer for examples of parsing scripts by message protocol.)


Copy and paste the custom parsing script to the location shown below.








Ⅶ. Adding Application Integration

Configure the application platform to be forwarded (HTTP/MQTT)

If MQTT is selected,

Need to be in position 1: Add a personal server address. Position 2: Add Upstream Band.

Ⅷ. Adding Flowchart

After adding device/product tags, scripts, and platform addresses, different devices/tags are connected to the corresponding platforms through specific parsing scripts.

Make streamlined connections. As follows:

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