Retranslators

Messages from units can be retranslated in real-time from your server to other servers or systems. It is possible to retransmit data to several servers simultaneously and at different protocols. The ID of a retranslated unit can be different from its ID in Wialon.

Retranslation is possible only in CMS Manager and it is done in the Retranslators panel. There you can create any number of retranslators that will transmit messages of selected units to other systems. At any moment, any retranslator can be stopped or started again.

To create a retranslator, press the Create Retranslator button. In the dialog input a name for the retranslator (at least 4 characters) and choose a retranslation protocol.

:!: The number of available retransmission protocols depends on your License. The full list is the following:

  • Wialon Retranslator,
  • Nis (M2M),
  • Granit Navigator,
  • SCOUT,
  • Cyber GLX,
  • Wialon IPS (1.1),
  • VT 300,
  • EGTS,
  • SOAP,
  • TransNavi,
  • NVG,
  • RTTI.

Then indicate retranslation server, port, and in some cases authorization (auth). If the port is not indicated, it is set to defaults. Authorization for Nis protocol is login and password separated by colon (login:password). As for the EGTS protocol, you can disable authorization if it is irrelevant, indicate time interval (in seconds) at the end of which authorization will be repeated, and set dispatcher ID. Moreover, you can indicate carrier ID for the RTTI protocol.

Below select units for retranslation. To facilitate a search of the necessary units you can use dynamic filter. Here units can be filtered not only by name, but also by device type, creator, custom fields (if these properties are accessible), or unit groups. After the necessary units have been found, move them from the left list (available units) to the right one (units for retranslation) by double-clicking on a unit or using the arrow-shaped buttons. Besides, you can input a new ID for units to be retranslated. To retransmit data by Granit Navigator protocol, unit ID should be a number in the range from 0 to 65535.

:!: Attention!

  • Data from units with empty IDs cannot be transmitted. For that reason, such units are not saved in the list of units for retranslation and when you reopen the dialog, you will see them in the left part again.
  • For units with two IDs, the first is shown.

When a new retranslator is created, it is stopped. It can be started from the list of retranslators or in the dialog of its properties.

In the results panel, you can see retranslator's name, creator, retranslation protocol, server address, state, and buttons to start/stop retranslator and delete it. Click on a retranslator to view/change its properties.

There is a specially developed app to work with retranslators — Protocoller.

Past Period Retranslators

This option makes possible retransmitting messages from units for the past period of time. In other words, you can specify particular period of time in the past for which you would like to retransmit data of the chosen units. :!: Note, that data retransmission for the past period does not start immediately (it could take up to 10 minutes before beginning).

The necessary actions:

  • In retranslator dialog check the box 'Retransmit past period data';
  • Indicate the period of retransmission (from — to);
  • Press start button to the right of the retransmitting period field.

:!: Note.
This option is active only if the prime retranslator have already been started.

Retransmitting data progress is shown in percentage on the 'History' column of the results panel. The indicated value shows percentage of the units for which data retransmission has been already finished.

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