TERMINUS GPS Mobile
Terminus GPS Mobile v2 is a specially developed program which gives access to lite version of Terminus GPS from different mobile devices such as Android, iPod, iPhone.
Requirements for mobile operating system:
Only native browsers can be used, and cookies should be activated in the browser.
Terminus GPS Mobile basic features are:
displaying unit current position on map;
unit movements for latest 5 messages;
dynamic filter of units by name;
information about unit state, connection, driver, sensor values, etc.;
tracking of moving units;
To access Terminus GPS Mobile v2, enter its address in browser, e.g. http://m.TerminusGPS .com. On the login page input your username and password, the same as you use to login to the system from an ordinary computer.
*Enable cookies in your mobile browser. It is required for correct operation of the program.
If you have logged in successfully, the main menu becomes available.
The following options are accessible through the main menu:
Units: show the list of available units with short information on them;
Map: show units on the map (to be 'seen', unit has to have a special flag enabled in its properties – Show on map);
Settings: custom configuration of the program (map, icons, etc.);
Logout: logout from the program.
Units and Commands
Upon the first login, no units are displayed in the list until you apply a filter. However, the next time you log in your previous work list will be displayed.
To add or remove units from the work list, use a filter at the top. As you type, the work list is updated dynamically to fit your query (see dynamic filter). To display all units, type *.
Units in the list are displayed by their names and icons. Additional information on each unit is available as well: last message's time and speed. Tap a unit in the list in order its properties to be displayed.
Moreover, there are two buttons to the right of each unit in the work list. One of them enables/disables a unit displaying on the map, tapping the other button you can send commands (if the button is active). These are the states of the buttons:
— a unit is displayed on the map
— a unit is not displayed on the map;
— commands are available;
— no available commands.
If you would to send a command to a unit, tap the corresponding button. Afterwards, a menu of available commands is opened. Choose the necessary one and tap it to send. Note that commands' creation is available in the interface of monitoring system only.
Unit properties are divided into two tabs:
Information — information on current state of unit:
General — last messages time, device type, phone number, unique ID (phone number and UID are available only if the current user has manage access to this unit);
Position — location (if available), speed of movement, altitude, satellites locked, course (direction of movement, if available);
Counters — mileage, engine hours, GPRS traffic.
Sensors — sensors and their values.
Parameters — state of inputs/outputs and other parameters available in the last message.
Custom fields — unit custom fields from its properties.
Settings — unit display on the map:
Show on map — if activated, unit will be seen on the map (the option is stored only for the current user);
Watch on map — if activate, each time new message from this unit comes, the map automatically moves to its latest location (the option is stored only for the current user).
To return to the work list, press Back. All altered properties are saved automatically.
Program settings are also divided into two tabs:
Language — choose English or Spanish as interface language.
Show icons — enable or disable displaying units' icons in the work list. By default, the option is activated. However, you may want to disable it in order to increase program performance. Smooth scrolling of the work list depends on mobile device properties, Internet connection quality, and other factors.
Show unit names — unit can be displayed on the map either as just an icon or together with its name.
Use geolocation — enable/disable geolocation function.
Address provider — default address provider is Gurtam Maps, however, Google Maps can be activated, too. If no address information is available, then coordinated are shown.
Parameters — display values of raw parameters taken from the last message in unit's tooltip that appears when you click on unit's icon on the map.
Sensors — display values of sensors in unit's tooltip.
To return to the work list, press Back. All altered properties are saved automatically and affect only the current user.
The Map mode is designed to locate current position of units and track them. On the map, there can be displayed only those units which have the Show on map flag enabled in their properties.
On the map, a unit is represented with its icon and with name (if the last is chosen in settings (the option Show unit names). Besides, it can have a tail (red line) that shows its movements for last 5 messages (if these movements were detected within the current session).
If you click on a unit displayed on the map, in the tooltip you can see the detailed information about this unit.
If you move to the map from the main menu, the map is scaled in the way to let you see all selected units. If you move to the map from unit properties, the map is centered on this unit.
However, map zoom can be altered, and the map itself can be moved. The scale can be changed with the help of the plus/minus buttons in the top left corner as well as with the help of the scroll button. To move the map, just drag it to the desired direction. In Apple devices, the map can be also zoomed using multitouch function. Current scale is displayed at the bottom.
You can choose from several kinds of maps:
Google Maps (if keys provided).
A track of unit's movement can be built for any period of time. In the Map mode, press the Tracks button on the top panel and adjust required track parameters.
Choose a unit in the dropdown list. Only units with the flag Show on map are displayed on this list. Press the Units button above to go to the work list and set those flags if necessary.
Set time interval (from — to) and other track parameters:
Trips — apply trip detector while building the track;
Annotations — show annotations at the points where messages were received (time and speed is given in the annotation);
Color — track can be of different colors depending on speed or sensor values or be just one-colored.
More about track parameters...
After adjusting all parameters, press the Execute button below. Your track will be shown on the map.
None that any number of tracks can be drawn on the map, either for different units or for one unit at different time periods. To remove all those tracks from the map, press Clear.
Click on any point of the track to get detailed information for this point: message time, speed of movement, address (or coordinates), satellites count.
If you click on unit icon, you will be offered two options: Remove track and Information. The first one is designed to remove all tracks drawn on the map for this unit. The second is to see a standard tooltip with detailed information on the unit.
Terminus GPS Mobile v2 supports geolocation function. Geolocation is the identification of the real-world geographic location of an object, such as mobile phone or an Internet-connected computer terminal known from the Internet Protocol (IP) address, MAC address, hardware embedded article/production number, embedded software number, or other information.
Geolocation is activated in settings. Note that you may need to additionally check browser settings.
When you switch to the map mode, the program essays to locate you. Your supposed position will be indicated on the map with a special marker. In addition, the I'm here button will appear on the screen. Click on this button at any time to move the map to your current location. Click on this marker to see available address information.
In case geolocation is not successful, an error is displayed and the corresponding marker and button are not shown.