The G4 taximeter is highly accurate, reliable and secure. It is ultra thin and ultra light, has a bright clear display and has a strong, rugged build.
If you own a G4 taximeter, you own your confidential income data recorded by the taximeter and have an absolute right to the privacy of that data.
The G4 Taximeter has large buttons that are easy to press.
With bright displays and buttons, the Taximeter is highly visible and easy to read.
The G4 relay harness makes the installation an easy process. With a 2.5m cable and screw terminals, connect to your cars power, roof lights, speedometer and other equipment in minutes.
The G4 Taximeter can drive up to 3 roof light indicators independently. This means that almost any regulations in most countries can be satisfied.
Up to 16 independently programmable tariffs. Options like automatic tariff switching and flexible extras. Any country, any rates, whatever you need.
Send fare information to Dispatchers, EFTPOS terminals, Printers, GPS units and more!
The G4 Taximeter has flexibility to be mounted nearly anywhere in the taxi.
Avoid busy rate change periods by having your taximeter automatically update rates at a designated date and time.
Engineered for precision meaning you earn every dollar you deserve.
|Dimensions||164(W) x 62.5(H) x 13.5(D)mm|
|Case construction||Lightweight, durable polycarbonate/ABS blend. Facia is screen printed, embossed polycarbonate|
|Type||Extra bright 7 segment multicoloured|
|“RATE”||1 x RED|
|“FARE”||6 x GREEN|
|“EXTRAS”||3 x AMBER|
|Type||Illuminated tactile switches|
|Size||14 x 9mm (easy to press)|
|Type||Non-volatile (retains memory even with power failure)
Clock and historical fare data is backed up by an internal long-life lithium cell.
|Dimensions||82.4(L) x 53.5(W) x 30.5(H)mm|
|Cable to connect to G4 Meter||2.5 meters long, 6mm diameter|
|Inputs||“Dist.” Connects to vehicle speedometer
(see support page to locate the speedometer wire in your vehicle)
“12V” 12V, 5A fused link to vehicle battery
“Gnd” Connect direct to vehicle chassis or negative battery terminal
|Outputs||“Vac” 12V relay switched output to drive VACANT roof-light indicator
“T1” Tariff 1 roof-light indicator
“T2” Tariff 2 roof-light indicator
“NC” 12V output to other equipment indicating HIRED/VACANT
|Interface ports||2 RJ12 connectors on the G4 Harness are used to interface with other devices.
For information on how these ports operate, see the next section.
|Switched voltage in/outputs||The G4 Relay Harness (see above) can receive speedometer information, control up to
three roof-light indicators and output a “Hired” signal using 12V switched signals.
|Interface link: “Comm 1”||Using a Protocol Converter, the G4 Taximeter can send/receive information to most taxi equipment
(including EFTPOS systems, dispatchers, printers, GPS receivers, automatic toll receivers, etc.)
|Secondary display: “Comm 2”||Option for secondary slave display for passengers in rear of vehicle|
|Number of tariffs||Up to 16 programmable tariffs|
|Tariff switching modes||Each tariff can be programmed to switch by:
– time of day
– button press
– controlled by external equipment
|Future dated rate changes||Option to program new rates into the G4 taximeter days or weeks before the new rates come into effect.
New rates take effect at programmable date and time.
|Rate structure of each tariff||Each tariff can be programmed to increment the fare based on:
– Initial fare (at start of fare, after a particular distance or after a particular time)
– Next increments (dollars per distance, dollars per time or whichever comes first)
|Extras||The extras can be unique for each tariff.
Added to fare by pressing the “Extras” button.
Many options for extras can be programmed (single extra, multiple extras, incremental extras)
|Roof light controls||Each tariff can be set to change any of the 3 roof-light indicators|
|Share Ride||Programmable option for Share Ride.
Can stop fare at first drop-off location, and continue fare to second drop-off location.
|Operating Voltage||9-12 V|
|Current Protection||Internal 10A fused link
Recommended installation of 5A fused link from battery
|Power consumption||3.5 Watts operating
0.32 Watts sleep mode
|Fares||Drivers can Start, stop, total and clear fares|
|Vacant light||The vacant light is automatically turned on when a fare is not running.
This option can be de-activated with a button press.
|Memory functions||The G4 taximeter has over 25 memory locations accessed with the “memory” button including:|
|ct||Current Time (24 hr clock) (hr.min)|
|cd||Current Date (dd/mm/yy)|
|01||Shift Money ($.c)|
|(Victoria Only) 01A||Shift Surcharge ($.c)|
|02||Shift Money per Hour ($/hr)|
|03||Shift Money per Km ($/km)|
|04||Shift Kilometres (km)|
|05||Last Job Fare ($.c)|
|06||Last Job Extras ($.c)|
|07||Last Job Distance (km)|
|08||Last Job Start Time (hr.min)|
|09||Last Job Finish Time (hr.min)|
|(Victoria Only) 09A||Total Surcharge ($.c)|
|10||Total Money ($.c)|
|(Victoria Only) 10A||Total Money Less Surcharge ($.c)|
|11||Total Flagfalls ($.c)|
|12||Total Units ($.c)|
|13||Total Extras ($.c)|
|15||Paid Kilometres (km)|
|16||Total Kilometres (km)|
|17||Current Calibration (pulses/km)|
|18||Speedometer Pulse Counter|
|19||Software Version / Clear Shift|
|20||Km Travelled Since Last Job (km)|
|21||Total Distance Units ($.c)|
|22||Total Waiting Time Units ($.c)|
|Memory clearing||The driver can clear the Shift data manually.
The taximeter totals cannot be cleared by a driver.
|Programming||Programming is performed using the Programming Module.
A customised tariff structure can be programmed into a Programming Module.
Taximeters can be re-programmed without removing the taximeter from the vehicle.
|Memory clearing||The meter totals can be cleared using the Programming Module.|
|Calibrating the taximeter||The G4 Taximeter has an inbuilt function to make calibration quick and easy.
Calibrations typically take 15 minutes and can be performed anywhere.
For added security, in most jurisdictions, calibrations can only be performed
using a G4 Programming Module.
|Security seals||Many jurisdictions require physical sealing of taximeters.
Plastic seals and sealing wire are available on request (see accessories page).
|Serial Numbers||Unique serial numbers are printed on the front case of every G4 taximeter. They can also be
internally programmed to ensure taximeters are not swapped without owner permission
|Distance measurement||0.0002% typical, 0.01% worst case|
|Time measurement||0.00005% typical, 0.01% worst case
Independently tested to be a highly accurate taximeter.
|Warranty||The G4 taximeter kit comes with a 2 year warranty on manufacturing defects.|
|Service and repairs||Schmidt Electronic Laboratories provide service, repairs and parts for all current equipment.|
|1 x Schmidt G4 Taximeter head||Pre-programmed to your specifications|
|1 x Front panel screw kit||Includes a custom security sealing screw|
|1 x G4 Relay Harness|
|1 x G4 Mounting kit||Includes 2 steel brackets, industrial strength double-sided tape and bolts|
|1 x Operating Manual||Manual is also downloadable as a PDF from the support page.|
See accessories page for optional extras
Connect your G4 Taximeter to a range of devices using the Protocol Converter. EFTPOS terminals, dispatch systems, printers, GPS receivers, toll receivers, security cameras, and much more. Tell us what equipment you need interfaced so we can assure your needs are met. RJ12 interconnecting cables sold separately.
Many countries require physical sealing of taximeters. Sealing ensures drivers or passengers do not tamper with the taximeter. Copper seal wire available per roll or per meter. Plastic seals available.
Programming is performed using the G4 Programming module. A customized programming structure can be programmed into a Programming module. The process takes minutes and can be done without removing the Taximeter from the vehicle.
Shift report books allow owners to keep track of each driver’s shifts. The items on the sheets are labeled with the same numbering system as used in the G4 Taximeter’s memory to simplify the process. Each book contains 100 pages.