Wialon Quick Start

1. Login

Key in your user name and password on the login page, and press Enter.

:!: Make sure you use one of supported browsers, which are: Mozilla Firefox 12+, Opera 10+, Internet Explorer 8+, Google Chrome 29+. See System Requirements and Optimization.

2. Interface

You have entered the main interface of the tracking system. On the left, there is the work area. Here you switch between panels like Monitoring, Tracks, Geofences, Jobs, Notifications and so on.

On the right, there is usually the map. There can also be reports, messages, log, etc. – it depends on the panel chosen – switch between Map, Messages, Reports, Routes over the work area.

Dragging the map with the left mouse button and zooming it with the mouse scroll, move to the location (city or town) which will be the basic for you in the tracking process.

3. User Settings

In order to choose user parameters, press the User settings button at the top and follow the steps:

  • First and foremost, indicate your time zone.
  • Secondly, indicate a type of daylight saving time used in your region.

:!: Make sure you've selected the above mentioned setting properly, because they could influence the correctness of data presented in reports, messages, tooltips, jobs, routes, and elsewhere throughout the system.

In the same dialog move to the Maps tab and press the button Store current. With this, the current map position will be stored and used for further logins to the system. At the end press OK to apply new settings. The page will be reloaded.

Preparatory work is finished. Now let us create a tracking unit.

4. Creating Unit

:!: Before configuring a unit, make sure the device is directed to Wialon. For more information on server IP, port, phone number and the like, find your type of device in the list of supported devices and set the required parameters.

Open the Units panel in the work area and press the New button.

The dialog with multiple unit settings will be displayed. Give a name to the unit, indicate device type (click inside the field to see the list of available devices), enter unique ID (IMEI or serial number) and the phone number of the SIM card inserted into the device.

The Icon tab of the dialog provides an opportunity to choose the most appropriate image to display the unit on the map.

On the Advanced tab specify Speed limit, km/h. This setting is used to generate reports on speedings.

At the end press OK button. The newly created unit will appear on the list. Click on unit name to locate it on the map.

It will also appear in the monitoring panel.

5. Unit Check

a) Log

After creating a unit, data from it starts coming in the system as long as the unit is configured correctly. Each incoming message appears in the log. To see the log, open it pressing the button in the bottom right-hand corner of the program.

Except messages coming from tracking units, the log also shows current actions and operations such as creation and modification of geofences, notifications, unit properties, etc.

b) Unit info tip

Hover the mouse pointer over the unit in the Monitoring panel or on the map to see the latest data in a tooltip: last message time, location (address or coordinates), speed, etc.

c) Messages panel

The most reliable way to check unit operability is to view its messages. To switch to the Messages panel, click on the messages link over the work area. Then select an interval to get messages for, and press Execute. Results appear on the right. There you can estimate how many messages were received during the indicated period and what kind of data they present. Besides, the track of unit movements is shown on the map.

6. Creating Geofences

Geofences are to be created in places of interest, which should get under control. For this, go to the Geofences panel and press the New button.

The simplest and quickest geofence type to create is circle with specified radius. Enter name for the geofence and select the type Circle. Then double-click on the map in the place of supposed geofence. Alter the radius if necessary and press Save.

In a similar way, create as many geofences as necessary.

:!: If you need a geofence of a more sophisticated form, choose type Polygon or Line. However, in this case a greater number of points is required to specify geofence's borders.

7. Notifications

Now we can create a notification about a unit entering a geofence. Go to the Notifications panel and press the Create Notification button.

Moving through the dialog with the help of the Next button, set the following parameters for the notification:

  1. Select your unit (tick it).
  2. Choose a control type (in our example we choose Geofence).
  3. Specify a check type (Inside geofence), and select necessary geofence(s) from the list below. To select several geofences, press the CTRL key on the keyboard and tick necessary geofences.
  4. Leave default notification text without changes.
  5. Choose a method of a notification delivery, for example, Display online notification in a popup window.
  6. Enter a name for the notification.
  7. Press ОК.

When the notification triggers, it will appear in the top right corner of the program.

8. Reports

To switch to the Reports panel, click the Reports link in the menu above the work area.

First of all, we need at least one report template to generate a report according to parameters set there. We are going to create a report template containing two tables (visits to geofences and speeding) and a chart.

To create a report template, go to the Reports panel and press the New button. At the top of the template properties dialog, you see two important buttons – Add Table and Add Chart.

Press the Add Table button and set table type to Geofences. On the left, tick the columns to be displayed in the resulting report. On the right, choose geofence(s). When finished, press OK. The table will be added to the report.

Then add the second table – press Add Table again and choose a table of Speedings type. For this table we have set the parameter Speed limit in unit properties (Advanced tab). In additional parameters indicate that a speeding should last at least one minute (Min duration parameter). Press OK. The table will be added to the report.

Then press the Add Chart button and select the necessary chart type (for example, mileage in trips). Note that for many charts to be generated the appropriate sensors are required. Press OK.

This is how our report template looks after we have added two tables and a chart. Report contents id displayed on the left. Now name the report and save it.

To obtain a report, set parameters in the work area: select report template, unit, reported interval, and press Execute.

Generated report will appear on the right. On the left, you see tabs to navigate between report sections (tables and charts). Besides, the report can be exported to various formats or printed (for this, use the proper buttons – Export to File and Print).

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