MiFleet Getting Started Guide

MiFleet Getting Started

Basics

 

Terms

Units – Calamp Devices

Resource – Objects of account, including account, notifications, reports, jobs.

 

Tool tips

Many items have tool tips, which give you more information about a specific item, move the mouse to hover the cursor over an object or item.

 

For example, hover over a unit (vehicle) to see general information of the unit, for example, current speed, if the ignition is off, max speed, how many satellites are currently locked on the unit, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

Menu buttons

Click on the icon to show or hide the layer from the map (the green dot, lets you know if the layer is shown on the map.)

 

Click on the word to change to the next tab

 

Access Tab (Permissions)

The Access tab is available on several types of items, including:

  • Units
  • Unit Groups
  • Users

 

This tab gives you access to modify a user’s rights to a unit or unit group. Default templates (similar to below) will vary depending on the type of item: Unit, Unit Group, or Users.

 

If different access is needed, you can modify individual rights through the Access Control Lists below

 

 

User Settings

In the upper right hand corner. Click on your username and select User Settings.

 

Here you can change many options, including:

  • Login password
  • Time Zone
  • Date/Time format
  • Display pop-up notifications and sounds
  • Change unit viewing options
  • Change Map viewing options
  • View your current account settings

Enable or Disable types of maps, and address formats:

View general account information:

Monitoring

Allows you to check on specific vehicles and see their current information.

Including:

Current address, speed, if the device is in motion, and many other aspects, such as in the screenshot below.

 

Tooltip - Hovering over a unit on the map or on the left pane will bring up the tooltip for unit info as well.

Manually registering an event for a Unit

Occasionally, you may need to register an event manually for a unit.

 

To do this, under the Monitoring tab, find the unit you want to register an event for, click on the drop down arrow, and select the Pencil tip, “Register event”.

 

 

Then select the type of event you want to register.

 

Several events, include:

 

Event Details
Record in the log Simply record a message into the log
Custom event Include description, date, location, and whether it is a violation
Unit Status Include Description and Date
Fuel filling Filled volume, cost, descrtipn, date, location
Maintenance work Kind of work, description, cost, duration, location, date, mileage, engine hours

 

 

Tracks

Allows you to see the travel history of a unit or multiple units. To do this:

 

Select a unit from the “Unit” drop down list, select a color for the history (if you would like to change it), then select your time interval, and click on Show Track. To add multiple units, complete a single Show Track, then select another unit from the “Unit” drop down, select your options and click Show track.

 

 

Here is an example of a track highlighting,

  • Events (Notifications, Flags)
  • Speedings
  • Stops

 

Here is a track highlighting Parkings and Stops:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Messages (only available with certain plans)

Messages allows for raw data export, using the Messages menu item.

 

The user or company can export data for any interval of time that they have data for (if they have the standard 90 day history plan, they can export data from within that time period).

 

Below is a screenshot of the whole interface as the user would see it.

To export data:

  1. Login, go to Messages menu item
  2. Select the unit
  3. Select time interval (day, week, specific time, etc)
  4. Select message type:
    1. Data messages - the table of messages will contain information about time, speed, coordinates, location, as well as parameters. Besides, resultant information will be given in statistics. You can observe messages in in the form of a table or as a chart.
      1. Options to show recorded parameters as “Raw data” or “Sensor values”
    2. SMS Messages - SMS messages can be sent by unit while executing a command, generating an alarm or in other cases, which depend on device type. A table generated for this request will consist of three columns: time when message was received, message text, and SIM card number embedded into unit. Messages can be filtered by text.
    3. Sent Commands - Commands sent to the unit by user(s) are displayed for this request. There is a special button in the monitoring panel to send commands to units.
    4. Registered Events - Different types of events can be registered in unit history automatically or manually. Automatic registration is adjusted with the help of notifications (delivery method must be Register event for unit, Register as violation or Register unit status. In such a manner, you can control geofence visits, connection loss, idling, service intervals, etc. Manually an event can be registered in the special registrar in the monitoring panel. With this method, you can register fuel fillings, maintenance, unit statuses, and any custom event.
    5. Unit Log - Any manipulations with unit properties or its database are logged in the system automatically. In addition, records can be added to unit log manually — through event registrar. To see unit log or add messages to it, you should have not only Query reports or messages access but also Manage log. Any changes in Unit Properties dialog are logged as well as import, export, and removal of messages, assignment or reset of a driver and others.
  5. Select format to export data:
    1. OziExplorer track(.plt): Ozi Explorer format that stores track as a list of coordinates of track's points.
    2. NMEA messages (.txt): National Marine Electronics Association text file, communications protocol used in sea navigation equipment. Attention!Parameters (sensors) are not stored when exporting to this format.
    3. Google Earth (.kml): an XML-based format used in Google Earth to transmit three-dimensional geospatial data.
    4. Wialon messages (.wln): a format to be used with Wialon software.
    5. Wialon binary messages (.wlb): a binary format to be used with Wialon software.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reports

 

 

MiFleet reports are highly customizable, from checking user login logs, to seeing how fast a vehicle was going yesterday at any specific time.

 

Add Tables, select specific columns, and ways to group your data:

 

Add Charts based on Speed, Altitude, Temperature, or many other sensors or parameters:

Default Report Templates

 

Default reports templates are show below.

They can be scheduled for specific times or when events are triggered.

 

Report name Table Properties Table Columns Parameters

 

Groupings Events Event Filter
Daily Totals Total Engine Hours

 

Mileage

Engine Hours

 

Unit groups chronology Chronology

 

Type

Time

Location

Duration

Description

 

Total

Date

Unit

 

Trips

Parkings

Stops

Events

Speedings

Summary

 

Total mileage

Total Engine hours

Move time

 

Total

Unit

Harsh behavior

 

Event time

Event text

Location

Count

 

Total

Unit

Date

 

*Harsh*
Idle Reports

 

Event time

Event text

Location

Count

 

Total

Unit

Date

*Idle*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creating Reports

 

To create additional reports

 

1 Reports Tab
2 New
3 Select Report Type
4 Bind
5 Add Table
6 Select Table Type

 

Report Types
Unit Individual Units
Unit Group Several Units at once
User Analyze users' activity in MiFleet
Resource Analyze how resource (MiFleet account) contents change

 

Example of Table Types

 

Table Types Tables Example Data/Columns
Resource

 

 

 

Account Tree  Object type, name, and change information
Log  User, action, host
Logins  Login/Logout time, duration, host
SMS messages  Time, user, phone
User

 

Log  

Name, Value, Notes

Logins
Unit / Unit Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chronology Beginning, End, Initial Location, Final location
Engine Hours Mileage, Revs, Temperature, Calculated Consumption
Events Notification Triggers
Geofences Time in, Time out, Duration in, Total time, Mileage, Driver, Date
Speedings Max Speed, Speed limit, Duration, Avg Speed

 

 

Example screenshots

 

Geofences / Ride Reports

 

 

Speeding

 

Current Odometer screenshot

 

Stops

 

General Chronology

General Summary

 

Harsh Behavior

 

 

Idle Reports

 

 

Parkings

 

Engine hours

 

There are MANY types of reports, and complete customization to view and organize your data. If you need help, feel free to contact us and we can help to make your data more readable or functional for you.

 

Geofences

Geofences, or a virtual barrier, can trigger an event. You can use the default ones (state boundaries) and/or you can create your own. With Geofences, you can create Notifications (Notifications Tab > New) to create a trigger when a unit is inside or outside the Geofence.

 

Default Geofences include all 50 states, click on a Geofence to highlight and show on map

 

To Create a new Geofence, click on New on the top left, and follow the help guidelines as displayed on the map, change your options as you like, then click on Save. If you would lick to delete the Geofence later, you can click on the Red X next to the item in the list to delete.

 

 

Jobs

Jobs are automatic execution of a specific command, which include the below types:

 

The default Jobs are to send a report by email:

  • Daily Report
  • End of Day

In these report jobs, you can schedule the report to be sent to up to 4 email addresses.

These reports include an exact longitude and latitude of the event trigger with a clickable hyperlink to the exact Google Maps address.

 

These jobs can be changed or customized as you need.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notifications

There are currently 27 default notifications added to every account. However, as new notifications are requested, we may add more to these standards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With Geofence Notifications, you have the option to select the Geofence(s) and whether the event is triggered when the unit is inside or outside, along with the type of notification:

 

 

Additional notifications can be setup for any of the events in the following diagram. If you create a notification and it doesn’t look right, contact us and we’ll be happy to assist or setup for you.

 

 

Users

By default, your account will come with a primary login, which you can share with other users or keep private. You can create new users as needed and give them duplicate access or limited access.

 

There are many options to select from for the Access Control Lists for the User. The ACLs below, can be assigned, to Units, Unit Groups, Users, or Resources.

 

There are several templates already available, and you can create your own templates as well, to easily assign rights to new users:

Units

By default, your account will already have your newly purchased units loaded.

Here, you can see or edit various unit properties, such as the device name. We do not recommend changing others, as there is the possibility of breaking the connection between the device and the platform.

 

 

Under the Advanced tab, you can change various parameters for Reporting, Speeding, Driver activity, and Track colors.

 

Under the Trip Detection tab, you can change additional options, such as how MiFleet detects movement from your vehicle/unit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit Groups

By Default, you will have a single Unit group. Notifications are assigned to units based on this group. DO NOT move vehicle out of this group, if you do, the notifications will no longer work. We do this so, so as your fleet changes and grows, the number of your devices grow may grow as well. This single unit group, makes it easy to apply all the notifications to all your vehicles at once.

 

You can also create unit groups to organize your fleet. These unit groups can be used to assign user access rights, setup up notifications, or generate reports.

 

To move a device to a unit, simply Create or open up the group properties, find your unit(s), click on the arrow and click OK.

 

Tools (Menu Item)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Track Player

After creating a track under the Tracks menu item, there is an option to play it back in real-time. Click on the Track Player title bar to move around the map, and use the player buttons to control playback options.

 

Distance

 

Calculate the distance between 2 or more points, just double click to create points.

 

 

 

 

Area

 

Calculate the area between 3 or more points, just double click to create points.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address

 

Double click anywhere on the map, and MiFleet will pinpoint the coordinates and the physical address. To save as a Geofence, simply expand the second section of the tool, create a name and select a radius for the Geofence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Routing

 

Just like in Google Maps, MiFleet allows for creating routes using Google’s technology (Gurtam’s service is also available).

 

Select your addresses (autofill will help with resolving addresses and locations), Add Point

Edit points, if needed

 

Select your provider (Google or WebGIS) and your route options, and click on Calculate

Extra options, save as Geofence or Route to view later

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hittest (Tracks)

 

With a track already created, Hittest will pinpoint track data at certain points on a track

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nearest Units

In Search address, select your area/address, then select your other criteria, once found, a list of nearest units will generate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SMS

 

If available in the purchased plan, SMS allows to send an SMS (Short Message Service or text message) to one of your drivers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applications

 

Dashboard

Included in your MiFleet subscription, is the Dashboard application. On the top right, click Apps and then Dashboard. This will open up the Dashboard application in a new window. (If it does not open, make sure that your Ad and Pop-Up blockers are turned off.)

Here you can see all your units at the top of the window. Options to create a chart at the top right, and your charts will display below this.

 

Chart options include:

  • Mileage
  • Speed
  • Engine hours
  • Time intervals from one day to several months
  • Types including, Pie, bar, and line graphs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional uses for MiFleet

 

Besides commercial vehicles, MiFleet can be used to track just about anything. Not only can it be used to track all types of work vehicles, but MiFleet devices can be used on cars, motorcycles, boats, or airplanes. In fact, you don’t even need a motorized vehicle.

 

The MiTag app for Android and IOS allows you to track your phone or tablet using the MiFleet platform as well. It can be used for bicyclers, or even when walking around. Not only does it work in the city, but as you can see below, it will work in the mountains as well.

 

 

 

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