What are they
An Asset is anything in the portal’s data ecosystem that reports information from a device, and as such, Assets are the source of all data that the portal processes and manages. Assets in the portal can be vehicles, mobile devices, trackers, satellite phones, machines and heavy equipment, or even people with a tracking device.
Interacting with Assets
In the List Panel
List Panel functionality for Assets includes quick glance notification indicators, which tell users if the Asset has reported any positions, statuses, chats, or events, and whether there are unviewed alerts tied to that Asset. Users can also toggle the visibility of each asset with its Eyeball Icon, or expand the asset’s detailed information and interactive elements in the Details Panel by clicking the Cog button.
In the Details Panel
In the Details Panel, users have a wealth of interactive options for each Asset, including viewing details of the main reporting categories (Positions, Alerts, Events, Status, Chats, and Messages).
Asset Options: this interface offers users a number of interactive tools for managing their assets. This includes quick buttons for viewing options (Current Position, Follow Live, History Replay), Waypoints (for supported devices), and manual position reporting.
Users can also Route Assets and manage their Driver Status directly from the Details Panel, giving them control from the portal over operators and assets alike. For devices that support two-way communication, users can also send messages and commands to the device, which can be messages for the operator or script commands that will modify the way the device behaves in the field. Users can set reporting parameters, change data gathering behaviors, and even configure things like LED displays and power settings.
Logs: Much like the notification detail tabs along the top of the Details Panel, the Logs for a device allow users to view detailed information from the device that isn’t filtered as one of the primary message types. Logs vary by the device type, and can include Message Logs, I/O Logs, Driver Logs, Waypoint Logs, Refueling Logs, Service Meters, and Garmin Forms.
Notification Details: each notification type (Positions, Alerts, Events, Statuses, Chats, and Messages) has a full detail log with each of the notifications of that type that have occurred in the time frame of the viewing mode.
On the Map
Hovering over any Asset’s icon on the map will display the Asset’s name and the timestamp of the reported position over which the user is hovering. Clicking the reported position opens the position detail box, which contains a number of pieces of information about the asset and the position:
- Name and manufacturer
- Timestamp of the reported position
- Location (approximated address of the reported position)
- Location (lat/lng) of the reported position
- Speed (reported or calculated)
- Altitude and Heading
- Any extra information like battery life and the transmission source of the message
Additionally, there will be a quick actions menu (Dot Menu) on each, with functions based on capabilities. These functions include shortcuts to toggle visibility, open the Details Panel, create a Place, open the Ruler Tool, and open the Get Route Tool.