Units

Unit is a vehicle, machine, person, pet or any other moving or stationary object that can be controlled with the help of a GPS tracking system.

To work with units, open the Units panel in the work area on the left of the window. Here you can see the list of units available to the current user. Displayed are the units available for tracking on the Monitoring panel. Here you can create, view, copy, edit, delete units, import/export their properties and send SMS messages.

On the list, units are displayed in the alphabetical order. To quickly find a necessary unit, apply the dynamic filter. Place a mouse cursor over unit to display its details in a tooltip: type, ID, phone number(s). This information is given only to users who have the access right Edit connectivity settings to unit.

The number of units allowed can be known from your account parameters (see User Settings => Account).

Unit Properties Dialog

Unit Properties dialog is displayed when you create a unit (press the green plus-shaped button) or copy it from another unit, as well as when you change or just view any unit properties.

Unit properties dialog has several tabs which detailed description can be found in the following topics:

:!: Note.
The number of available tabs a vary depending on your access rights and modules purchased.

Units Management

List

Units on the list are displayed in the alphabetical order. Besides, the dynamic filter can be used to easily find a necessary unit.

Place a mouse cursor over unit to display its details in a popup window (type, ID, phone number). Unique ID and unit phone number are shown only to users who have edit or manage access level to the unit.

Units can be edited, copied, deleted, or their properties can be exported or imported.

Edit

You can view and/or edit unit properties. To edit a unit you should have manage or edit access to it. If your access level is view or execute commands you can only view unit properties. Depending on your rights, the corresponding button will look different:

  • view and edit unit properties,
  • view only.

If your access rights are less than manage, some information in the unit properties dialog may be hidden (unique ID, phone number, device type, accessors, logs, command aliases), and OK button may be inactive.

Export/Import

Under this button there is a menu to import/export unit properties to/from a file or a unit. The settings of the current unit can be exported to a file or to another unit. Besides, the settings of a unit previously saved to a file can be imported to the current unit.

  • import settings from a file to the current unit,
  • export the current unit settings to a file,
  • export the current unit settings to other unit(s).

For further information see Unit Properties Export/Import.

Copy

Copying units is convenient to quickly create new units with similar properties. After you press the copy button, unit properties dialog opens. All fields it contains are the same as in the source unit. If not all fields and tabs are available to you according to your access rights, they remain hidden and cannot be copied.

Edit the unit if needed (for example, give it another name, change ID and the phone number, etc.) and save the unit pressing OK button. New unit will appear at the bottom of the list.

While copying a unit, the current user (which is performing the copy operation) is assigned its creator automatically.

Delete

Using the delete button it is possible to delete a unit from the system completely. To do this, you need manage rights. If you do not have such right, the delete button is dimmed .

SMS

One can send SMS messages to unit's SIM card. That can be commands or other messages. SMS button is dimmed if no phone number is specified in unit properties. Or, buttons to send SMSs can be not displayed at all if the current user does not have the right to perfrom this activity.

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