Edit Object

Edit an Object and related elements such as; Events, Templates, SMS settings, User Interface, Drivers, Groups, Accounts and Sub-accounts.

  1. ‘Edit Object’ can be accessed via Quick Access,

 

 

  • – Click on the ‘Quick Access’ button then ‘Edit’.

 

 

‘Edit Object’ consists of 7 different tabs of information related to an Object;

  1. 1. Main
  2. 2. Icon
  3. 3. Fuel Consumption
  4. 4. Accuracy
  5. 5. Sensors
  6. 6. Service
  7. 7. Info
  1. 1. Main

 

 

The ‘Main’ section contains basic information related to an Object.

  • – Name – Name of the Object (tracking device).
  • – IMEI – IMEI number of the tracking device.
  • – Transport model – Model of the vehicle.
  • – VIN – Vehicle VIN number.
  • – Plate number – Vehicle plate number.
  • – Odometer (km)
    • * GPS – Calculates distance using GPS location points. It is not a precise tool, results of vehicle odometer and system may vary.
    • * Absolute odometer (odo) – Object dashboard actual distance. It will override any number set in Odometer (km) field. Also, it will appear in every history point. GPS device must send “odo” parameter.
    • * Relative odometer (odor) – It’s calculated by relative odometer sensor, when the Object sends distance between last and current location point. GPS device must send “odor” parameter.
  • – Engine hours (h) –
    • * ACC – calculates engine hours using the ignition sensor. It is not a precise tool, results of vehicle engine hours and system may vary.
    • * Absolute engine hours (engh) – Calculates engine hours from Object’s on-board computer parameters. It will override any number set in Engine hours (h) field. Also, it will appear in every history point. GPS device must send “engh” parameter.
    • * Relative engine hours (enghr) – It’s calculated by relative engine sensor when the Object  sends time period between last and current location point. GPS device must send “enghr” parameter.
  • – Icon – Choose object marker icon or upload your own, the icon will be used to display the object on the Map.
  • – Tail color and points quantity – Set the color of tail root and points quantity which will be used to calculate the route by last received location points.
  • – Group – Choose a group for an Object from pre-created groups list.
  • – Driver – Choose a driver for an Object from pre-created drivers list.
  • – Trailer – Choose a trailer for an Object from pre-created trailers list.
  • – GPS device – Choose the type of your tracking device.
  • – SIM card number – Number of the SIM card installed in the tracking device.
  1. 2. Icon

 

 

The ‘Icon’ section allows modifiying the icon, tail and colors of an Object.

  • – Shown icon on Map: Option for displaying an Object with an Icon or an Arrow on the map.
  • – No Connection Arrow Color: Color of the icon on the map while the Object is offline.
  • – Moving Arrow Color: Color of the icon on the map while the Object is moving.
  • – Icon – Choose object marker icon or upload your own, the icon will be used to display the object on the Map.
  • – Tail Color: Set the color of the vehicle tail shown on the map.
  • – Points Quantity: Number of points for the tail.
  1. 3. Fuel Consumption

 

 

The ‘Fuel Consumption’ section allows viewing estimated fuel usage.

  • – Cost per litre – enter litre/galon cost. Currency can be set in the user interface section.
  • – Summer rate (litres per 100 km ) – enter amount of fuel car consumes per 100 km during summer period.
  • – Winter rate (litres per 100 km ) – enter amount of fuel car consumes per 100 km during winter period.
  • – Winter from, Winter to – 4 boxes where you set beginning and end of the winter period.
  1. 4. Accuracy

 

 

The ‘Accuracy’ section allows adjusting Time Zone and precise GPS device data handling.

  • Detect stops using:
    • GPS – calculates stops using GPS location points.
    • ACC – calculates stops according to ignition sensor state, ignition sensor must be set up properly.
    • GPS + ACC – stops are being calculated according to both options.
  • Min. moving speed in km/h – set minimum movement speed.
  • Min. difference between track points – this option helps to eliminate inaccurate GPS device location points (drifting).
  • Min. gpslev value – location point filtering according to GPS signal strength.
  • Max hdop value – location point filtering according to horizontal dilution of precision.
  • Min. fuel difference to detect fuel fillings (default 10 %) – allows to set minimum amount (in percents) when sensor data changes will be recognised as fuel filling. (Example: if fuel level rises by 10% or more, it will be recognised as fuel filling). Note: In order to use this option, you must configure fuel sensor properly.
  • Min. fuel difference to detect fuel thefts (default 10 %) – allows to set minimum amount (in percents) when sensor data changes will be recognised as fuel theft. (Example: if fuel level drops by 10% or more, it will be recognised as fuel theft). Note: In order to use this option, you must configure fuel sensor properly.
  • Clear detected sensor cache – clears all detected device sensors.
  1. 5. Sensors

 

The ‘Sensors’ section allows to assign and modify sensors attached to GPS devices. There are many types of input and output sensors. When configuring a sensor, please select sensor type according to the sensor you have installed on the tracking device.

To add a new sensor, click on ‘+ Add Sensor’ button and ‘Sensor Properties’ panel will pop-up;

– Sensor

  • Name – Sensor name.
  • Type – Type of the sensor installed in the vehicle. Note: For correct sensor type refer to GPS tracking device’s user manual.
    • – Ignition (ACC) – Displays device sensor value 1 or 0 (enables input fields to enter sensor state text).
    • – Digital input – Displays device sensor value 1 or 0 (enables input fields to enter sensor state text).
    • – Digital output – Displays device sensor value 1 or 0 (enables input fields to enter sensor state text).
    • – Fuel level – This option requires to specify result type (value or percentage) depending on device information result. For more details refer to GPS tracking device user manual.
    • – Custom – Allows to enter any necessary sensor information. For more details refer to GPS device user manual.
  • Parameter – Sensor parameter,
  • Show in popup – Sensor will be shown in object details popup.

– Result

  • Type – Option depends on chosen sensor type.
    • – Logic – allows to enter text depending on sensor value.
    • – Value – this option requires to specify result units of measurement (for example: kg, liters…) and formula (if applicable).
    • – Percentage – this option requires to specify result lowest and highest values.
  • If sensor “1” (text) – allows to show custom text if result value is 1 (examle: if sensor is used to monitor engine state, than if engine is running, text could be ON).
  • If sensor “0” (text) – allows to show custom text if result value is 0 (examle: if sensor is used to monitor engine state, than if engine is not running, text could be OFF).
  • Units of measurement – value depending on sensor type (example: liters, galons, volts…)
  • Formula – in some cases need to perform device result calculations to get precise value. Note: for more details refer to your GPS device user manual. In the formula field, you can multiply, divide, add, subtract, use brackets. X means the value which was sent by the tracking device.

Depending on sensor and result type parameters you will be able to enter lowest and highest values. This option allows configuring value range. Example: if need to monitor vehicle fuel level and GPS device is sending volts instead of real capacity, we need to know voltage of empty and full fuel tank (example: empty tank: 3 volts, full tank: 10 volts, according to these values: lowest value: 3, highest value: 10).

  • Lowest value – lowest sensor value.
  • Highest value – highest sensor value.

Calibration

This section can be used with Fuel level and Custom sensor type. Calibration allows you to set precise parameters of the sensor. Widely used to calculate fuel tank readings or convert sensor voltage to temperature values.

Example 1: Fuel tank

Different places Inside of the fuel tank may be wider or narrower and to get more accurate data you should use calibration.

In order to perform a more precise measurement of the fuel tank, it is necessary to measure fuel tank sensor voltage width different fuel level. The system allows you to set up to 50 points, the more points you specify, the more accurate readings you will get.

Directions: Drain the fuel tank, write down the fuel sensor voltage readings, fill the tank with 5 litres/gallons of fuel, make a note of the fuel sensor voltage readings and so on until the tank is full.

The program will calculate fuel amount according to fuel sensor values.

An example of fuel sensor results:

  • Empty tank: 2 volts
  • 5 litres in tank – 3 volts
  • 10 litres- 4 volts
  • 15 litres- 5 volts
  • 60 litres- 14 volts

Follow these steps to enter data correctly:

  • Choose sensor type: Fuel level
  • Choose result type: Value
  • Enter units of measurement: litres or gallons
  • In calibration X field: 2
  • In calibration Y field: 0
  • Click Add button
  • In calibration X field: 3
  • In calibration Y field: 5
  • Click Add button
  • In calibration X field: 4
  • In calibration Y field: 10
  • Click Add button
  • Save sensor

Example 2: Temperature sensor

If temperature sensor sends volts instead of temperature values, then it is possible to convert results.

In this case we need to know temperature sensor voltage at its lowest and highest states.

  • Lowest: 3 volts – 0 degrees
  • Highest: 7 volts – 40 degrees

Program will calculate exact temperature according to set values.

Follow these steps to enter data correctly:

  • Choose sensor type: Custom
  • Choose result type: Value
  • Enter units of measurement: (according to example, you should use degrees)
  • In calibration X field: 3
  • In calibration Y field: 0
  • Click Add button
  • In calibration X field: 7
  • In calibration Y field: 40
  • Click Add button
  • Save sensor
  1. 6. Service

 

 

The ‘Service’ section allows setting reminders for vehicle maintenance routines (example: engine oil change, insurance expiration).

Click on ‘+ Add Service’ and ‘Service Properties’ panel will appear;

Name – service name (example: Change engine oil).

Calculations are made according to odometer results:

  • – Odometer interval (km) – distance after which service must be applied.
  • – Last service (km) – enter distance when the last time service was done.

Calculations are made according to engine run time:

  • – Engine hours (h) – time interval after which service must be applied.
  • – Last service (h) – Enter the last time and date of vehicle service.

Calculations are made according to days:

  • – Days Interval – The number of days after which service must be applied.
  • – Last service – Choose the last service date.

Trigger event

  • – Odometer left (km) – An event will be triggered if chosen distance reached. Option available only if Odometer interval (km) is checked.
  • – Engine hours left (h) – An event will be triggered if chosen time reached. Option available only if Engine hours interval (h) is checked.
  • – Days left – event will be triggered if specified days reached. Option available only if Days interval is checked.
  • – Update last service – automatically updates information.

Current object counters

  • – Current odometer (km) – current odometer results.
  • – Current engine hours (h) – current engine hours results.
  1. 7. Info

 

 

The ‘Info’ section displays the latest coordinates, time and parameters received from an Object.

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