Tracking is carried out with the help of GPS and GLONASS devices as well as special software with similar features.
The data from the devices should be sent to the server of Wialon. The frequency of data collection and sending as well as the parameters contained inside and overall correctness depend on how the device is configured. A device can be configured remotely or via a special configuration program if it is connected to a computer. It is specified in the manual provided with the device (the manual can be provided by the seller/manufacturer of the device).
Required settings for the equipment are the IP address and port that correspond to the specific device model.
The server IP address and hardware port are detected automatically and displayed on the General tab of the unit properties when selecting the device type. For automatic detection, you should use the site that corresponds to your region: hosting.wialon.com, hosting.wialon.ru, hosting.wialon.us.
The port is also specified on our website in the Hardware section. Find your device, click on it, and consult the Information tab for the port number.
If the device is set up properly and sends data to Wialon, to see it on the map, create a unit for it in the system. Upon unit creation pay attention to the required parameters:
- name (any custom text),
- device type (choose from the dropdown list or enter from the keyboard),
- unique ID (device identification number).
The access password should be specified only if a device additionally encrypts the transmitted data.