In AroFlo, we create an asset for everything we want to track via GPS. An asset must always be created for the device or equipment performing the tracking. This could be vehicles or equipment (with a supported GPS unit installed), or a personal mobile phone (with in-built GPS). Any asset can then be linked to a user, so the movements of a user are based on the asset doing the tracking.
Assets can be tracked in one of two ways:
Using a supported GPS tracking unit.
Using a mobile device (e.g smart phone) with browser location information (AroFlo Field Tracking).
From the AroFlo Device Tracking option, select Configure.
Select the corresponding AroPoint GPS Object from the list and click Link Object.
Save the asset.
If you've set up Object Groups, these will display in the list as well, to make finding the right object easier.
Click Save Asset.The asset will be shown on the Live Map.
Link multiple assets to an object
Using the above instructions, you're able to link multiple assets to a single object.
This is useful if you have two or more assets that travel together, e.g. a truck and trailer, or assets and sub assets.
On the Map, click the Object shortcuts and then click View Linked Assets.
All assets linked to the object will display here. Click on an asset to open the relevant asset card.
If a user is linked to an asset, it will look like this. Click on the user to open the user card.
Set up a mobile device (using third party smartphone app)
If you want to track the location of a smartphone, for example, a work company phone, you can use your smartphone as a GPS tracker using a third party app. This works in much the same way as setting up a supported GPS tracking unit.
Create object in AroPoint GPS and link to an asset
From the AroFlo Field Tracking option, select Configure.
Click the (magnifying glass) to choose the user you wish to track. Click Select User to confirm.
Click Use AroFlo Field to save.
Click Save Asset.
This process will automatically link the user to this asset and the asset will be shown on the Live Map. Click the Users tab to open their user card. On the Assets tab of their user card, you'll see the asset you just linked them to, and any other assets they've been linked to. This will also create an Object in AroPoint for use on the main Map.
GPS Configuration History
The GPS Configuration History gives you a history of which object was linked to this asset, who it was tracked by (if used for Field tracking), and the dates it was linked for.
Click the (Columns) button to display more headings, e.g. Device IMEI.