I/O Mapping Templates

I/O Pins are functional elements of Assets, and can be used to report or control logic for the Asset and any connections it may have. Each device supports a different number of I/O connections, and as such, I/O maps are required to help Asset Managers understand what each one reports. Many devices will report I/O values without a map, and creating a map for those devices will allow users to see a name for the values that are being reported, and then create more informative log entries. Once an I/O Mapping Template has been created, it can be applied to Assets at the Asset level, through Edit Asset: I/O.

For example, the most basic I/O reports that come to the portal are from iPhone and Android devices. They report a single I/O pin with a numerical value. Without a map, reports from these devices look something like this:

I/O Information Analog Pin 1: 83 Changed: 4/2/2009 9:18:52 PM

With a map that titles Analog Pin 1 Battery Level and sets the unit as %, the reports from these devices look something like this:

I/O Information Battery Level: 83% Changed: 4/2/2009 9:18:52 PM

I/O Mapping Template Fields

When creating and editing I/O Mapping Templates, users will have different options based on the type of device and the number of pins each has, but for the majority of devices, there are some standard I/O measurements and pins that are consistent.

  • Name allows users to name the template, making it easier to assign to Assets.
  • Device users select the device type from the drop-down menu of devices whose I/O Mapping Templates are supported by the portal.

Changing the Display Information

I/O Mapping Templates primarily allow users to change the information displayed in position reports that come in from Assets to which they’re assigned. All of the fields in Input - Analog Pin give users control of the display so that people viewing the Summary Panels have a better understanding of what they’re looking at.

Analog Pin or Sensors (Device-dependent)

  • Pin Label: change the text that appears next to the reported data value (indicate what the data is)
  • Unit: indicate what type of number it is (units of measurement, percentage, etc.) using the symbol or abbreviation ($, %, gal, ft, min) you wish to display in the Summary Panel.
  • Factor: number by which the reported value will be multiplied
  • Behavior: choose from a list of pre-set value types that most devices report
    • Fuel Level: as measured by the device
    • Fuel Consumed: as calculated against capacity
    • Odometer: at the time of report
    • Weight: as measured by sensors
    • Engine RPM: at the time of report
    • Power Take Off (PTO):
    • Battery Voltage: as measured by the device
    • Battery Percentage: as measured by the device
    • Altitude: as measured by the device in standard units
  • Full Value: when behavior = Fuel Level
  • Fuel Capacity: when behavior = Fuel Level
  • Max Weight: when Behavior = Weight

Input - Digital Pin

  • On Label:
  • Off Label:
  • N/O:
  • SOS:


  • On Label:
  • Off Label:
  • Pulse Label:

Assigning I/O Mapping Templates

To assign an I/O mapping template to a device, the device type specified in the template must match the device type for the Asset.

  1. Open the Assets Module
  2. Select the Asset to which you wish to assign the template
  3. Click the cog button to open the Asset Options
  4. Select Edit Asset
  5. Select I/O
  6. Select the I/O Mapping Template from the drop-down menu
  7. Click save changes