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General Properties
  • creating_units
  • unit_properties
  • unit_types

On this tab, you can specify general unit properties. The required fields are marked with an asterisk (*). 

The required access rights: 

  • View custom fields — to see the unit type;
  • Manage custom fields — to edit the unit type;
  • Edit connectivity settings — to see and edit the device type, unique ID, phone number, and password.


The name of the unit should contain from 4 to 50 characters. The unit is displayed with this name on the map, in the work list, in the reports.

Unit type

The field is a drop-down list in which you can select one of the suggested unit types (vehicle, person, animal, container, machine-tool, and so on). To cancel the selection, click on the icon .

If the value Vehicle is selected, and the vehicle type and subtype are not indicated on the Profile tab, then the link Specify the vehicle type is displayed next to the Unit type field. Click on the link to go to the vehicle type and subtype selection.

Device type

Select device type from the list of the supported hardware. The list is formed according to your license. If the required device is not listed, you can send a request for its integration.

Three devices that are most often used by the current user are listed on the right and can be easily selected with a simple mouse click. To display the full list of available device types, click on the entry field once (it should be empty). To quickly find a necessary device type, use the dynamic filter. On the right of the entry field there is a button which can be used to configure the device parameters for the given unit, however, it is active only if this configuration is supported within the selected device type.

Upon creating a unit from WLP file there can be a situation when the device type used by the source unit is not available for your account. In this case, the device type of a new unit is automatically changed for the Wialon Retranslator.

Server address

The domain name or IP address of the server (switching with the button ) to which the data arrives, and the port of the device. This field shows the value specified on the System tab in the administration system. The field is displayed for the user who has the View connectivity settings access right with regard to the unit.

Unique ID

Enter the unique ID for the unit required to identify it by the system. Usually, it is IMEI or serial number. Some types of devices may support two unique IDs. In this case, the additional input field appears on the right. The maximum number of symbols for an ID is 100.

Phone number

Here enter the phone number of the unit if it has an embedded SIM card. The phone number should be in the international format, e.g., +15557654321. If your device supports two SIM cards, you can enter the second phone number on the right.


This password is required for some device types to execute commands or send data.


The user who is the creator for this unit (if you have any access to this user).


Here you can see to which account the unit belongs (if you have any access to this account).

Units with the same ID within a certain type of device type, as well as units or drivers with the same phone numbers, cannot exist in the system. If you are attempting to create a unit with an ID or a phone number that is already in use in the system, a special alert is displayed. However, the unit is created anyway but with empty ID or phone number values which can be edited later.

Unit parameters can be set in different measurement systems. When creating new units, the system of measures for them is taken from the settings of the current user. Therefore, to set a system of measurement for a unit, it is necessary to select a corresponding system of measurement in the settings of the current user. For existing units, the system of measures can only be changed by conversion.

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