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EasyTac downloader

The easy-to-use, low-cost software for downloading, viewing and reporting digital tachograph data.

  • No ongoing charges.
  • Unlimited drivers and vehicles.
  • Free technical support.
  • Supports latest Smart 2 tachographs.

EasyTac downloader

Designed to assist transport operators in meeting the essential requirements of digital tachograph legislation, including use of Smart 2 (Gen 2.2) tachographs.

Easy to use, with a simple user interface

View and print both driver and vehicle activity reports

Automatic visual reminders for when to download

Create familiar analogue-style tachograph timelines

Back-up, export & email transfer your data

Highlights overspeeds, events and faults

Supports an unlimited number of drivers and vehicles

No ongoing charges & free technical support

How does EasyTac work?

Simply insert your drivers’ card into the reader, and click ‘Download Card’. Data is then read and stored in tamper-proof files that conform to the UK and European standards as required by DVSA. These data files can be saved on the PC itself or to your network.

Once your data is downloaded, you can view and print flexible reports of the downloaded data, including detailed activities and daily summaries. Vehicle unit (VU) data can also be downloaded from appropriate download devices.


EasyTac downloader enables you to…


Meet the minimum legal requirements for downloading digital tachograph data.

EasyTac downloader reads data from drivers’ smartcards and stores it in the standard file format required under UK and EU law. You simply need to ensure that you download data from each drivers’ card once every 3-4 weeks. The software also aids downloading from vehicle unit (VU) download devices.


View and print activity reports.

After the download process, you can use the reporting functions to identify the dates where activity data has been read, and display and/or print the detailed activity data as well as a daily summary of the hours spent on each shift.


Manage, back-up and forward your stored data.

Files are automatically stored in a configurable location using a simple-to-understand file naming convention. You can change this location so that it is on either a local disk drive or a network. The files are also freely accessible in case they need to be forwarded by email. A feature to back these files up is also included.


Print analogue-style tachograph timelines and export your data.

A printed timeline report includes daily graphical representations for the driver activities. You can also export report data into other programs.


Re-analyse previous downloads.

Files previously stored by EasyTac downloader can be re-opened at any time for further analysis and reporting. Standard-format files downloaded by other software applications can also be imported and analysed if required.

View detailed vehicle unit activity data

Create daily graphical timelines for drivers and vehicles

Calculate activity summary tables by shift or day

Read and store your vehicle unit data

Simple reminders for when to download drivers’ cards

See stored activity data and distances for any dates

EasyTac – tacho data download overview

About the options

What is a Digidown download device?

A Digidown download device plugs into a socket in your vehicle unit (VU) and copies the stored data from the digital tachograph, ready for transfer to a PC.

A VU can store a year’s worth of activity and diagnostic information, so unlike the driver’s cards, the VU download process does not have to be done very often.

Downloading all the data can take in excess of 45 minutes, so the Digidown has a button to download only recent data, reducing the download time to under 25 minutes per vehicle.

Other download devices are available, which work in a similar way to the Digidown. The EasyTac downloader software will use VU data, regardless of the tool you use to download it to your PC.

What is a contemporary card reader?

The Identiv uTrust 2700R with stand is a heavy, robust and reliable USB desktop reader for reading drivers’ tachograph cards. Just plug it into a USB port on your PC.

Downloading data from a driver’s card takes 30 to 60 seconds.

Many other readers are available. The EasyTac downloader software will read data from your driver’s card, when it is presented to any PC/SC compatible reader that is connected to your PC.

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