Newsletter: What’s New in Aug 2023

Aug 18, 2023 | 2023, News, Updates

Good day Astreon Partners. The Development team have been quite busy this year working on new features affecting many elements of the platform. This is a big release. Please make sure the you read the full release notes, and then reach out to us if you have any questions.


Astreon New Features and Enhancements

The Routing tool

Exporting routes in KML format

You can now export a route in the format.  See the below screenshot showing which button to you to export a route in the route creation results tab. You can use these exported routes in supported 3rd party routing and navigation tools.

Exporting the route in the KML file format

Exporting the route in the KML file format


Updated search

We have added additional search tools to make creating routes easier and faster.  Use an address, click anywhere on the map, or search by geofence when creating points in a route.

Several criteria for the convenient route point search

Several criteria for the convenient route point search


Sharing Routes

You can now generate a link to share a route with anyone outside your organization which does not have access to the platform.  Best use case, send the route to your driver’s phone and they can use Google Maps to route to each destination, in the order that you have selected! A very handy tool!

sharing routes

Sharing routes


New validation logic for filling in forms

Our platform is always being developed to make it user-friendly. This new validation logic for filling in forms enables you to fill in all fields correctly and submit the form faster. When invalid values are entered, a new validation logic for input fields and tooltips will appear to assist you to complete to fill in all fields correctly. These changes are applied to all forms of the Routing tool, the forms Add trailer, Trailer properties in the Trailer module, and in the Map management section in CMS.



Now, in addition to the manual method, you can also create a Locator link with an unlimited validity period through a notification by entering 0 in the notification tag. If you enter an invalid value, the link will be set to 60 minutes by default.

new notification

To create an “unlimited” Locator link through a notification, you must put “0” in brackets when specifying the link expiration date

In addition, we added the links on the Locator page with a timer. Now, when a user sends a link that will start working in the future, a timer will appear once the link is activated. This way, the client will know that the link is working.



Tooltips for Add tab button

We continue improving the user experience on our CMS. Now, when you hover over the Add tab button in the CMS, a tooltip with the text “‎Add Tab” will appear. You can add up to five tabs. If you’ve already added all of them, the tooltip “You can add no more than five tabs” will appear.


Sorting video files by columns

We added sorting by columns to the video tab to make its design similar to other CMS tabs. Now you can sort any column in ascending or descending order. It will allow you to quickly find the information you need, for example, sort the unit list by the number of purchased traffic packages and see which units will soon run out of traffic or storage.


(De)activated units in the CMS log

Now users can check which unit’s status has been changed in the CMS log. For example, in a new line, users can see the unit names that have been activated or deactivated.


Specifying a reason when deleting a unit

We’ve added the option to specify the reason when deleting units in CMS. You can select the reason from the list of predetermined ones or describe it yourself. This update will help you avoid accidental deletion of units, and we will collect information allowing us to eliminate potential problems and improve the quality of the product.

unite deletion

The window that appears when attempting to delete a unit in the CMS


Upgraded table of deleted objects and new criteria for searching in the Trash

Searching the Trash has become more convenient as we’ve added new columns to the table of deleted objects. Now you can easily find an object by its account name, unique ID, phone number, or object type.

If an object has multiple phone numbers or unique IDs, the search results will display them separated by commas in the respective columns of the table.


Filter options for searching in the Trash


Updated search in the Batch editing of accounts tool

Previously, the filter drop-down list contained the “Account” criterion, which has now been replaced with “Parent account.” This change allows users to quickly locate all subordinate accounts associated with a specified parent account and perform necessary actions, such as assigning a different billing plan or topping up the balance.


Window displayed during batch editing of accounts


Local Language in Maps Search

Language in Google geocoding

If you’re default language is anything other than English, Google now supports search results in the same language that you log into he system with.  This is a great improvement to map search.


Tools has been moved to the map

Tools is so frequently used by our users that we have conveniently moved the entire tools section to the map.  It’s now so much quicker to do an address search, nearest units, or build a route.


Google Maps Local Search Results!

Finally!  When you search an address, it will now look at any address matches closest to your location.  Mic drop.


Wialon app for Android and iOS

Includes White Labelled Versions

New Map Layers Selection

Users can now choose what to show or hide on the map: traffic jams (if available), drivers and units names, geofences, etc. You can also select the map source and enable icon grouping. This can all be displayed on one map screen, providing a lot of data in one location.

New Map Layers Selection

Quick setup of the elements on the map


Idling state icon

A new idling icon has been added and you can now easily find whether your vehicle is idling or not. This condition will be marked on the map with a special square icon with a key inside.

Idling state icon

Idling state icon


Driver’s name in the unit tab and on the map

Now users can see the driver’s name in the unit tab and on the map. In the unit tab, the driver’s name is located immediately below the unit name, if there is an assigned driver. If there are several drivers, they are listed and separated by commas.

On the map, the driver’s name can be seen directly below the unit name or replaced it. By default, the display of drivers’ names on the map is disabled. The feature can be enabled from the user settings.

Driver data in the unit tab and on the map

Thanks to this update, the user can immediately see which driver is assigned to which vehicle.


Changing the unit icon

To make vehicle tracking easier and enable faster navigation through a large number of units, we have introduced the opportunity to change the vehicle icon directly in the Wialon app. To do this, simply access the unit settings and select “Edit” from the displayed menu. Additionally, you have the option to customize the icon color, with six colors to choose from.


Selecting a new unit icon in the Wialon app


Unit trace on the map

The mobile app now includes a new feature that helps users better understand the direction of unit movement, enabling more insightful real-time monitoring. As a vehicle moves, a colored line trace follows its path, showcasing the unit’s movement based on the last few messages. Users have the option to disable the unit trace in the map settings.


Moving vehicle’s trace



Advanced FLS settings and adaptive filtering

To simplify the work with the settings of the fuel level sensors, we divided these settings into basic and advanced ones. If necessary, change only the basic settings, and for advanced settings, use the default values.


The line separates the basic and advanced settings in the sensor properties

We also added a new type of filtering — adaptive median filtering. Its algorithm allows you to automatically select the desired degree of filtration based on your tracker data and get more accurate fuel information.


Other improvements

Vehicle VIN codes in the unit properties

Some GPS devices send the vehicle’s VIN code to CMS. Now, when filling in the unit properties, the user will see a tooltip that the system has automatically determined the VIN of the device.

This improvement will help provide more information about the vehicle without entering data manually.


Tooltip for bad notifications

Occasionally a notification does not get set up properly, resulting in too many notifications, or it doesn’t work at all.  If we set it up for you, this would never happen!  We now give you a warning message for notifications which may turn out to be problematic. Great success!


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