Managing assets

Assets are the physical container for one or more IP devices; an asset can have location statistics stored against it and as such is visible on the map (and may move over time).

An asset can one be of an assorted list of types and can have tags associated to it (for grouping/filtering purposes in charts, alerts etc).

An asset can be integrated against one or more systems (a fleet management system is an example of a system that may provide location statistics for an asset).

An asset has a comment history that can be used to keep track of any pertinent information to do with the asset (e.g. comments about various moves, if the asset is a communications trailer).

Clicking on an asset will pop up a window containing multiple tabs, permitting the administration of various aspects of the asset.

General tab

Permits the configuration of the properties of the asset.

Please note the fly to this asset button; when clicked it will change to the map page (if the focus is not already there) and locate the asset (if it has a location).

  • Name
    • Must be unique
    • If this asset is to receive location statistics from a system, the name must match the name in the system (e.g. DT052 in the Wireless Manager will receive locations from DT052 in the fleet management system)
  • Type
    • From a predetermined list
    • Icon changes based on the selection
    • Size of connection lines drawn will change depending on mobility (e.g. vehicles have thin lines, trailers have medium lines and buildings/towers have thick lines)
  • Tags
    • Allocate one or more tags to the asset for use with:
      • Filter/group conditions in charts
      • Filter/group conditions in triggers (for alerts)
      • Filtering within the Quicklist
  • Description
    • Arbitrary information about the asset (e.g. “Commercial Industries model trailer”)

IP Devices tab

Permits the configuration of child IP devices (IP devices contained within this asset).

When an IP device is a child of an asset, it provides the following functionality:

  • Use of IP statistics from that IP device (if it's the primary IP device) to affect the colour of the asset
  • Use of radio statistics from that IP device to draw connection lines to other assets
  • Use of location statistics from that IP device to move the asset around the map (e.g. in the instance of an IP device that is an onboard GPS)
  • Use of solar controller statistics from that IP device to relate voltage/current/power etc against an asset (for the Infrastructure view
  • Create new IP Device
    • Pop up the “New IP Device” window
  • List of children IP devices
    • A list of IP devices that are allocated to (contained within) this asset
    • IP devices can be dragged into and out of this section
    • IP devices can be deleted from the Wireless Manager by pressing the garbage bin icon

Integrations tab

Permits the integration of the asset against one or more systems; a system refers to a remote system (e.g. a fleet management system) that is polled via a polling engine. Typically, one system will have one polling engine.

  • Integrating an asset to a fleet management system permits location statistics to be pulled from that system and matched to the asset, providing:
    • The name of the asset in the Wireless Manager matches the name of the asset in the fleet management system
    • The fleet management system is providing location statistics for that asset
  • The “Integration Key” can typically be left blank; it's purpose is to prive additional information to the polling engine for application-specific purposes, e.g.:
    • If a system uses confusing names (or UUIDs or something), this key would hold the UUID and the polling engine would know that UUID “xyz” mapped to asset DT033
    • If a system needs additional information on a per asset basis (such as an authentication key) it would go here
    • (All these examples are application-specific and will change per system)

Comments tab

The comments tab provides a way to interact with the activity log, filtered to this device (and for comments only). Images (such as screenshots) can be uploaded to the comments for an IP device.