Assets - Create and View

Add Item

The Add Item Module contains all of the create functionality for every Object in the portal. Always start by finding the object you wish to add from the list of items in the Add Item Module (+ Sign). To add an Asset, select Add Asset from the list.

Add Asset

Users will be asked to provide the following information when adding an Asset to the portal.

Main tab
  • Name: The name of the Asset that will display in the List Panel and anywhere else the application references the Asset
  • Device: Two drop-down menus to identify the Manufacturer and then the specific device
  • IMEI/Unit #/Device ID: Device specific identifier number (usually found on a sticker provided by the manufacturer; either on the box or device)
  • Sensitivity: Position grouping factor, with a default value of 50. The platform will group positions that are near one another to present a clean map interface. Any positions that are within (sensitivity value) meters of one another will be grouped together. Set this value to 0 to disable position grouping.
  • Icon: What the asset’s icon will look like on the main map interface. The Icon Set drop-down menu can be changed to display a number of other market-specific options for icons.
  • Color: The color the asset’s icon will appear on the main map interface
Groups tab

Select Asset Groups in which the device will be visible by clicking the box next to their names. Any Group with a green check mark next to its name will contain the new Asset.

Users tab

Select the Users for whom this Asset will be visible by clicking the box next to their names. The search box allows users to quickly find the specific names they wish to include, and the Select All/Select None buttons allow for quick filtering. Any User with a green check mark next to its name will be able to view and interact with the Asset.

Attributes Tab
  • General information
    • IMEI: International Mobile Equipment Identifier - unique device ID number used by networks
    • Serial number: Unique device identifier provided by the manufacturer
    • Software version: Operating system version
    • Notes: Open field
    • Photo: Allows photo of asset to be added
  • SIM information
    • ICCID: SIM card’s unique serial number
    • Phone Number: Number associated with the SIM
    • Pin Code: Open field for customer utilization
    • Pin Unlock Key: Open field for customer utilization
    • Provider: Carrier that provides service
  • Driver information
    • Mission: Name of the reason to log trips
    • Driver: Driver’s name
    • Phone Number: Contact info for the Driver
    • License Number: Driver’s license number
    • National Identity Card Number: Passport or other identifying document
  • Vehicle information
    • Fuel efficiency: Data entry by the user
    • Make/model: Make refers to the manufacturer, model refers to the product line
    • Purchase date: Date the organization acquired the asset
    • VIN: Seventeen alphanumeric characters that identify the specific vehicle
    • Plate number: License plate number(s) associated with the vehicle
  • Vessel information
    • Name: Vessel name
    • Call Sign: Radio broadcast identity
    • Flag of registry: Used to identify the ship’s origin country
    • IMO number: Format is usually IMO followed by seven digits
    • MMSI: Maritime Mobile Service Identity
    • Tonnage: Weight
    • Class: Type of vessel
    • Skipper: Captain’s information
Settings Tab
  • Out of service: Toggle yes/no
  • Draw lines between positions: Visualization in map views; toggle yes/no
  • Snap lines to roads: Visualization in map views; toggle yes/no
  • Use GPS corrected magnetic course: Toggle yes/no
  • Suppress emergency alerts: Toggle yes/no
  • Popup incoming text messages: Toggle yes/no
  • Message destination ID: Method for routing text messages between devices that do not support address books. Template is “{Destination ID}:{Message}”. A quick example is device A has an ID of “1” and device B has an ID of “2”, device A can send a message to device B by typing “2:hello device B”
  • Device password: Password to generate to mobile messages for authentication. Only specific devices require passwords for mobile terminated messages
  • Transmit encryption key: Encryption key for to-mobile messages, if device supports encryption and enabled
  • Hide information: Options to the user whether or not to hide the following information on position reports and logs
    • Accuracy
    • Address
    • Altitude
    • Heading
    • Speed
    • History flag icons
  • Spatial reference system: Select from a drop-down list of the sources of geolocation data
  • Clear asset history: Users can clear data reported by the asset
  • Current status information: Displays yes, no, or unknown as a status indication for each of the following pieces of information (requires the Asset to report this information) - also displays in the Asset’s Status update logs
    • Moving
    • Engine on
    • Speeding
    • Idling
    • Towing
    • Dwelling
    • In low power mode
    • On backup power
    • Antenna cut
    • GPS jammed
    • Cell jammed
    • Immobilized

There are two buttons at the bottom of the Settings tab, to Reset the Status of the Asset and to Refresh the values of the Asset’s Status.

I/O Tab
  • Analog tolerance Voltage variance on remote terminal I/O pin to trigger a level change
  • I/O mapping template: Select from a drop down of templates in the portal, or manage templates to create one
  • Input - analog pin: Users have the option to manually insert the I/O map for the device
Driver Tab

The Driver tab gives users control over which Drivers can be assigned to the Asset, and which ones can log in as Drivers. The Driver information section pulls the most recently reported Driver information, and also gives users the ability to set a current Driver status. To set Driver Status, click the Current Driver Information button at the bottom of the tab.

Alerts Tab

The Alerts tab displays all of the Alerts that have been configured using Asset-specific triggers from the selected Asset. These are typically Alert events that require manual actions, like pressing an emergency button on a device, or activating some kind of device-specific emergency protocol. Users can view, edit, and delete all of these Alerts directly using inline buttons on each Alert entry.

Garmin Tab

The Garmin tab will populate for any Garmin Asset, and includes drop-down options for Quick Message templates, and multiselect boxes for Garmin Forms. The tab gives users control over which forms the device has access to, and helps users manage the Quick Message templates that the device employs.

Contacts Tab

For phones and other devices that support text messaging routed through the portal, the contacts tab will display multiselect boxes to give users control over which other Assets in the portal the selected device will be able to message. The selected Asset will be able to send messages through the portal to any Asset with a green check box next to its name.

Viewing Assets

Users will automatically land on the Live Mode Map View when they log in, but there are a number of Asset viewing options and toggling options to control which Assets display, what data they display, and where that data shows up on the interface.

Visibility: the Eyeball icon controls the visibility of each Asset in the portal. When toggled off, or when in a Group whose visibility is toggled off, the Asset will not display on the Map View.

Live Mode: Live Mode displays the most recently reported data from all Assets in the portal that have their visibility toggled on. Users can view these positions on the map view, or in the list panel.

History Mode: History Mode displays the reported position data from all Asssets in the portal that have their visibility toggled on, but only for the indicated time frame, which the User can toggle and set with the buttons at the top of the List Panel. Presets include 1 hour, 24 hour, 7 day, and 1 month, or Users can click the calendar icon to set a custom date range as small as minutes and as long as the account’s maximum available history.

Map Tool Buttons: Users can control the Map View with a number of zoom options to change the way they view the Assets in Live or History Mode. The Map Tools bar includes standard zoom in and zoom out buttons, which will center the map around a selected Asset and zoom in and out around the most recent position. The globe icon on the Map Tools gives users the ability to zoom the map out far enough that all Assets in the portal are visible, and the box icon gives users the ability to highlight a specific area on the map to fit in the view window.

List Panel: in either Live Mode or History Mode, the List Panel will have the names and status indicator boxes of each asset in the portal, whether toggled visible or not. This list can be searched, sorted, and filtered, which gives Users direct access to Assets they wish to find immediately. Clicking the name of any asset in the List Panel whose visibility is toggled on will immediately snap the Map View to that Asset and open its details box on the Map View.