This page provides explanations of some common terms used in AroPoint.
How close the GPS reading is to the actual position of the person or asset being tracked.
Example: The accuracy of a particular GPS device might be +/- 1 metre, or +/- 100 metres or more.
Accuracy can be affected by a range of factors, such as:
the type of device you're tracking with - dedicated GPS tracking devices are generally more accurate than mobile phones
signal interference - cloud cover, tall buildings, and going under ground with the device can all affect accuracy
inaccurate or out-of-date maps - if the map the GPS tracking data is displayed on is not up-to-date, it can appear that the data is not accurate.
AroPoint's Administration functions. A person with Site Administrator access to AroFlo has access to AroPoint's Admin functions by default. This person can create other AroPoint users, create or delete AroPoint Objects, change settings, and more.
An email message or audible alarm that fires when certain events occur within AroPoint.
AroFlo's Field Tracking data is displayed on the Map, the same as when tracking via a dedicated GPS tracking device, but:
the Field Tracking history will appear as points connected by straight lines, and
the GPS tracking device history will appear as a continuous line that shows the exact route the tracking device travelled.
This is because of the frequency at which data is returned by the two tracking methods (see next entry).
The rate at which GPS tracking data is returned to AroFlo / AroPoint.
All our supported GPS tracking devices are set to a frequency of 30 seconds. This allows for near-live tracking, without taking up too much of your data.
AroFlo Field Tracking data is returned whenever a logged-in AroFlo user who has Field Tracking set up interacts with the Field interface.
A boundary around an area that you want to record movement into or out of. You might create geofences to define work areas for your crews, e.g. north zone, east zone, city. You can then set up alerts to tell you when a tracked object has moved into or out of a geofenced area.
A tab in AroPoint that lets you see where your tracked objects have been during a certain period. See More Info on History Tab.
International Mobile Equipment Identity. This is a 15-digit unique identifier for each mobile device. It is required when setting up AroPoint GPS tracking.
The tab on AroFlo's main menu that allows you to view the location of your tracked objects.
In AroPoint, an object is an asset (e.g. vehicle, piece of equipment) that is being tracked. A user (person) can be linked to an object.
A set of permissions that determine how much of the AroPoint map is visible to an AroPoint user. See Visibility, below.
Points of Interest. You can set points of interest, such as frequent suppliers, on your Map so that you can see at a glance how close your nearest one is.
Profile / Customised Profile
The default visibility that you set for a business unit and can apply to an AroPoint user.
A feature that allows you to record in AroPoint any course you or your people need to travel regularly, such as a service run to replenish stock in vending machines, or the best way to your regular clients' sites. See Routes.