Smartdownload – remote download kit with digiDL

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Smartdownload enables driver card and vehicle unit (VU) data to be downloaded direct from your vehicles and into Smartanalysis, saving time and helping to ensure compliance with digital tachograph legislation.  The kit includes a digiDL remote download device, a SIM card and all GRPS network data charges for 12 months.

Free delivery of hardware in the UK.

Installation can be arranged through the Descartes Service Desk, contact for further information.

Free delivery in the UK.

With Smartdownload you can setup the schedule for download of both the Driver Card and the Vehicle Unit. All of this is handled in the background and files will be passed straight to Smartanalysis.

Smartdownload allows you to hold the Company Card(s) in your office. The card is placed permanently in a card reader on any PC which has a permanent connection to the Internet.

The digiDL remote download device is installed in your vehicle and makes a connection via GPRS to the Internet and in turn to your Company Card(s). The process authenticates as if the Company Card were in the vehicle. The digiDL device can now perform a download and passes the file(s) to Smartanalysis via the GPRS network.

The digiDL remote download device can only be fitted to the following digital tachographs

  • VDO Tachograph 1.3+ with a Secondary CAN-Bus
  • Stoneridge Rev 7.0+.

There are a number of VDO Tachographs 1.3 and 1.4 that do not have the required Secondary CAN-Bus. You can find a list of models that are affected here.

If in doubt please check with the Descartes support team on 01249 463355 or

Installation of the digiDL device can be arranged within a few days notice. Please contact the Descartes Service Desk on for further information on installation. Please have the following details to hand:

  • Customer Name
  • Installation location
  • Site contact
  • Vehicle make, model and type
  • Vehicle registration or VIN number

The Smartdownload kit includes a SIM card for GPRS communications in the UK. All GPRS network data charges in the UK for the first 12 months are included in the price of the kit.  The price for subsequent years is £100 per annum.

To send data from other locations please contact for a quote.

For more information please refer to digiDLGPRS Data SIM and Vehicle installation in the Remote download section.

Free delivery of hardware is within 1-2 working days. Vehicle installations can be scheduled to suit the availability of your vehicles. Please allow 3-7 days notice to schedule your installations.

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