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Units

On this page you can manage units and their properties. To add a new unit to the system, push Create Unit button. To edit an existing unit, click on its name. Unit properties dialog has several tabs described below.

However, note that creating and managing units is more handy on the management site. On the administration site, the functionality for units is limited (no trip detector, no fuel consumption, custom fields, advanced options, etc.) and in some cases read only.

Units page

To quickly find a needed unit in the list, use the filter. First choose the criteria of search (by name, creator, phone, ID, hardware, account, billing plan). Enter a name of a part of a name (creator, phone, etc.) using asterisk sign (*) to replace any number of characters at any place of the inquiry. Push the Search button. Units which fit your request will be displayed on the list. To return all units back to the list enter '*' in the search field and apply.

As you can see in the image, lines in the table can be of different colors. They indicate unit activity. Orange background means that the unit sent last message more than one day ago. Yellow background means that the last message was more than an hour ago. Green - last message within an hour. White - messages were never received from this unit.

General

Here you indicate name, creator, device type, unique ID, phone number (SIM card number embedded to the unit), and access password (if needed) for the unit being created.

Unit Properties Dialog (General Tab)

  • Name: enter unit name from 4 to 50 characters.
  • Create as: choose creator from the dropdown list.
  • Account: available when editing a unit, not when creating it. It shows which account the unit belongs to.
  • Unique ID: enter a unique ID for the unit to be identified by the system. Usually it is IMEI or serial number.
  • Phone number: here type phone number of the unit if it has embedded SIM card. Phone number should be written in international format, that means they start from ”+”, then follow country code, communication statement code and the phone number itself. Examples: +7903726154,+15557654321).
  • Device type: select unit type from the list of supported hardware. You can see the complete list of available hardware on the Devices (Hardware) page.
  • Device access password: type password to manage unit remotely if needed.

Commands

On this tab you can execute commands over units. Note that if a command is executed via GPRS, the unit has to be connected to server at the moment. To execute GSM command, an active modem on the server has to be accessible for the unit.

Choose a command in the dropdown list. Indicate link type (TCP/IP, UDP/IP, GSM, CSD, VRT) if you know which channel should be used for this command. Otherwise, leave Auto. If the command supports custom parameters (or if it is custom text), enter them in the parameters field. At the end, push Execute. More about commands...

Unit Properties (Commands Tab)

Sensors

On this tab you can see which sensors are attached to the unit. If needed, you can tick a sensor and delete it with the help of the appropriate button. More about sensors...

Unit properties (Sensors)

Unit Groups

If the unit is included into any units group(s), they are listed on this tab. Unit groups can be created and managed on the Unit Groups page.

Image

On the Icon tab you see the image that is currently used for the unit. You can also load another image (press Browse, select an image file, and then press Upload). You may reset the image to defaults by using empty file field and pressing Upload. The changes are applied after pressing OK.

Routes

On this tab you will see the list of routes if any is assigned to the unit. You can delete them if necessary.

Actions

The following actions can be performed over a unit as system object:

  • delete – delete unit.
  • accessors – manage access to the unit. Access to units is assigned in the same way as for users - see Access Management for details.
  • show_msgs – show messages received from the selected unit. To view messages, select time interval and press Show. Types of messages are: SMS messages, positions (coordinated, speed, and other parameters), and commands sent to unit.
  • invalidate_cache – delete unit's cache.

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