GPS tracking system Wialon Local is a software product that allows the end users to control their units (vehicle fleet, machinery, employees, pets, etc.).
Unit tracking includes:
Tracking results can be presented on the computer screen as well as exported to files in different formats.
The main components of Wialon Local are described below.
The administrator of Wialon Local can start and stop Wialon, watch its operation, monitor errors, take care of memory consumption and CPU load, etc.
In addition, the configuration of the system is adjusted in the Administration system where one can purchase components, install updates, add maps, sites, and modems, etc. The detailed description of the Administration System can be found in the corresponding section of this guide.
CMS Manager is a special interface developed for the managers of Wialon Local. CMS refers to Content Management System. Content in this context is system macro objects which are:
Macro objects differ from micro objects in several ways:
CMS Manager is designed to work with these items: create, configure, update, copy, import, export, delete them, and, what is the most important, distribute access rights to these objects. An access right is a possibility to view some system objects and perform allowed actions over them.
These functions can be also partially fulfilled in the user interface. However, the main difference here is that CMS Manager has a handy easy-to-use interface that allows to work with a great number of items, filter them by different criteria, display them in the form of a table, create tabs with search results, and much more. Besides, the exclusive privilege of CMS Manager is the possibility to work with accounts (that is to control payment, restrict services and adjust their cost) and retranslators.
There is one type of macro object that is not available in CMS Manager — route. Routes can be created only in the user interface of Wialon Local. They store checkpoints and schedules inside and do not depend on any resource. However, it is possible to manage access to routes — through user properties dialog. The detailed description of CMS Manager interface can be found in the Management system section of this guide.
The main interface of Wialon Local is an interface where the end users watch their units and create and configure diverse system micro objects for their tracking purposes:
These items cannot exist independently and are a part of some resource.
The detailed description of Wialon Local user interface can be found in the Monitoring system section.
Wialon Local has an embedded data storage system Wialon DB, a proprietary DBMS with stable support for transactional processing and replication features. Physically it is located in the folder storage of your Wialon Local. All kind of communication with the database is done either via the provided web interfaces or using various development tools.
WebGIS is a cartographic server included in Wialon Local. All the address information used for the tracking of units and for the reports is taken by default from it. The detailed description of WebGIS can be found in the corresponding section.