Polte Quick Start Guide

Developers: Have your own tracking application, or want to use capabilities not available with us yet? Easily integrate the Polte Location API with third party platforms and enterprise systems using our Polte Quick Start Guide.

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1. Claim the Device

1A. Request an Account

  • First step of the Polte Quick Start Guide: Create your polte.io and track.polte.io accounts. (Contact us here if you’re interested and would like to request them.)
  • Once complete, log in at https://polte.io/login.

1B. Initiate Bulk Claim

  • Next, to claim your device IMEI (UE): Click on User Equipments Menu → Bulk claim.
  • Enter imei (s) in a CSV file and upload.
  • Click on the “Submit” button.
  • You can track the device location at track.polte.io.

1C. Directions for Third Party Integrator

If you are a third party integrator with Polte, read on…​

To consume Polte APIs, you have to authenticate with login credentials. The Polte Server issues a Bearer token that you use for authorization when you make REST API calls.

POST /users/login

curl -X POST https://polte.io/api/v1/users/login
-H "accept: application/json"
-H "Content-Type: application/json"
-d "{ \"email\": \”abc@polte.com\", \"password\": \”xxxxxxxx\"}”

Authorization: Bearer <Access-token>
  • You can claim your device as mentioned in the steps above OR you can claim your device with the REST API call.
POST /customer/{customerId}/userEquipment/claim

curl -X POST https://polte.io/api/v1/customer//userEquipment/claim \
-H "accept: application/json" \
-H "Authorization: Bearer xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" \
-H "Content-Type: application/json" \
-d "{ \"imeis\": [ \"\" ]}"

Polte provides you with Swagger, an interactive tool to test drive the Polte Location API.


Polte Quick Start Guide

2. Register the Device

2A. Create API Token

  • To register your device, the MCU triggers the AT+POLTEREG? command to the Chipset.
  • The Chipset sends back the Registration tokens which are in turn sent to the integrator’s cloud.
  • To register your device using the Polte API, create a API token.
  • Go to https://polte.io/swagger/customer/
  • Call the API to create an API token.
POST /customer/{customerId}/apiTokens

curl -X POST https://polte.io/api/v1/customer//apiTokens \
-H "accept: application/json" \
-H "Authorization: Bearer xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" \
-H "Content-Type: application/json" \
-d "{ \"role\": \"UE\"}”

2B. Copy the API Token

  • Copy the API token from the API response.
  • Return to UE endpoint URL, https://polte.io/swagger/user-equipment/ and enter the API-Token in the format shown.
 IMPORTANT: The token format is Polte-API <API-token>.
  • You are authorized to call UE APIs.
  • You can now register the device.
  • Go to: https://polte.io/swagger/user-equipment/
Call the register API, GET /ue/register/

curl -X GET https://polte.io/api/v1/ue/register?manufacturerToken=&modelToken=&ueToken=&imei= \
-H "accept: application/json" \

-H "Authorization: Polte-API API-Token"
  • The Polte IoT Cloud will return the MQTT tokens (mqttAuthUser:mqttAuthPassword) which are needed for interacting with the
 locate APIs.

3. Locate the Device

3A. Create X-UE-Auth String

  • To get the location of the device, payload data is sent over AT+POLTECOMPRESS command.
  • Create X-UE-Auth string which is base64 encoding of mqtt tokens (mqttAuthUser:mqttAuthPassword).

3B. Request Location

  • Request API call to return the location (lat/long).
POST /ue/{ueToken}/locate

curl -X POST https://polte.io/api/v1/ue/>/locate?sync=true \

-H "accept: application/json" \
-H "X-UE-Auth: base64 encoded mqttAuthUser:mqttAuthPassword" \
-H "Authorization: Polte-API API-Token" \
-H "Content-Type: application/json" \
-d "{ \"payload\": \”payload from device\"}"

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Polte’s breakthrough location technologies, coupled with Fleetilla’s nearly two decades expertise in design and deployment of long-life, wide area outdoor location solutions, will allow us to now offer seamless end-to-end supply chain and equipment visibility – indoors and outdoors.

Visit our Documentation Request page to gain access to the Polte Location API.