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Basic Definitions

GPS tracking system Wialon Hosting is a software product that allows end users to control their units (vehicle fleet, machinery, employees, pets, etc.).

Unit tracking includes:

  • detecting unit position and watching its movements on map;
  • observing dynamic change of various unit parameters such as speed, fuel level, temperature, voltage, etc.;
  • management of units (sending commands and messages, assigning jobs and routes, adjusting notifications, etc.) and drivers (phone calls, SMS, work shifts);
  • control of unit movement along a route with check points;
  • interpreting information derived from the unit in various kinds of reports (tables, charts);
  • and much more.

Tracking results can be presented on the computer screen as well as exported to files in different formats.

Main Interface

Wialon Hosting main interface is an interface where end users watch their units and create and configure diverse system micro objects for tracking purposes:

These items cannot exist independently and are a part of some resource.

:!: The detailed description of Wialon Hosting user interface can be found in the section of this guide entitled «Monitoring System» .

CMS Manager

CMS Manager is a special interface developed for Wialon Hosting managers. CMS refers to Content Management System. Content in this context is system macro objects which are:

Macro objects are different from micro objects in several ways:

  • They exist independently and are not a part of a bigger object like resource.
  • They can include smaller items as their contents, and those items are deleted together with the macro object they belong to. As mentioned above, a resource can hold geofences, jobs, notifications, drivers, and report templates. A unit can contain sensors, commands, custom fields, and service intervals. Users and unit groups can hold only custom fields.
  • Access rights are assigned to macro objects, and they affect those objects themselves as well as their contents. That is why macro object properties dialog usually has a special Access tab to manage rights.
  • Some macro objects like retranslators and accounts (resources) are accessible only through the management interface that is CMS Manager.

CMS Manager is designed to work with these items – create, configure, update, copy, import, export, delete them, and what is the most important distribute access rights to these objects. Access right is a possibility to view some system objects and perform allowed actions over them.

Partly these functions can be also fulfilled in the user interface. However, the main difference here is that CMS Manager has a handy easy-to-use interface that allows to work with a great number of items, filter them by different criteria, display them in the form of a table, create tabs with search results, and many more. Besides, the exclusive privilege of CMS Manager is possibility to work with accounts (that is to control payment, restrict services and adjust their cost) and retranslators.

Note.
There is one type of macro object that is not available in CMS Manager – route. Routes can be created only in the user interface of Wialon Hosting. They store check points and schedules inside and do not depend on any resource. However, it is possible to manage access to routes – through user properties dialog.

:!: The detailed description of CMS Manager interface can be found in the section of this guide entitled «Management System».

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