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AroPoint GPS allows you to view locations and time information recorded by a mobile or GPS device that is connected to an asset in AroFlo.

The level of detail shown on the map and on the asset's timeline is determined by the type of GPS tracking device that has been connected to the user.

Live tracking is only available for supported GPS tracking units. To learn more, see GPS Tracking Overview.

  • Know the current location of your field staff, whether they have arrived at their job, or their location when work is signed off.
  • Track field staff locations throughout the day for easier scheduling.
  • Access GPS records for verifying timesheets and labour entries on tasks.
  • Create geofences and alerts.

AroFlo Maps rely on websocket communication running on the ws:// protocol. To use AroFlo Maps, your routers and firewalls will need to allow the ws:// protocol on port 80.

Follow the below instructions to add a GPS device to AroPoint. For everything else, please view the links to the left.

Adding a GPS Device

In AroPoint, any asset with a tracking device is known as an object, e.g. a company vehicle.

Adding an object

When purchasing a GPS device, AroFlo will add your Objects for you and enter the following information:

  • Name of object (same as Device IMEI)
  • Relevant device sensors (see Optional settings, below)
  • Any additional information provided (e.g. Device model and SIM number) in the Advanced tab.

Simply edit the object's name as well as any other information you wish to change, and link your objects to assets (as per step 4, below).

1. From the Map view, on the Objects Panel, click (plus icon)

2. On the Main tab, complete the mandatory fields:

FieldDescription
User

Select a user/users who you would like to be able to view this object.

Only users with Full Access will have access to select users.

Name

Enter a name for the object

Object name

For example:

  • type of vehicle
  • asset name
  • reg. no of vehicle
  • regular location of asset
  • name of regular driver of vehicle.
Device IMEI / Tracker ID

The following tabs contain additional settings which can be used to customise the way your objects display on the map:

TabDescription

Icons

Choose an icon for this object, e.g. 

coloured arrow,
type of vehicle,

or icon.

Status colours

If you want to customise the status colours of your objects in the Object list, select Arrow as the Icon type and customise the colours for each option using the dropdowns. You can then switch back to Rotating icon or Icon if you wish.

Advanced

  • Assign this object to a group. (Set up groups under  Setup > Object groups.)

    If you haven't set up Object groups yet, you can still add the Object and edit it later to assign to a group.

  • Enter additional, non-mandatory info for this object, e.g. VIN, object owner, plate number, fuel measurement, and kilometres per litre.
Sensors

This displays the sensors  at the bottom of the screen.

Only users with Full Access will have access to set sensors.

Select the correct sensor group  for your type of tracking device:

Tail

Choose a colour for the object's 

tail.

The Accuracy tab is pre-set and does not need to be modified. The Services tab is currently not supported.

3. Save. The object appears in the Objects Panel.

Ticking/unticking the tick boxes will show/hide the selected objects on the map.

4. Link the object to an asset in Manage > Assets. See Connect a GPS device to an asset (vehicle) or Connect a GPS device to an asset (equipment).


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Feature access

Parts of this feature are included in AroFlo Go.

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