Good day, Astreon clients and partners! Has September been a crazy busy month for you? It’s not just us, right? On top of being super busy here at Astreon, the Dev Team has been as busy as ever building great new feature enhancements to Wialon and add-on applications. Read more to see what’s new this month.
Astreon New Features and Enhancements
Video Module Enhancements
Wialon has recently launched a new Video module. This Video module supports all Dash Camera manufacturers support by Wialon which do not have their own VMS portal. Astreon regularly uses StreaMax as its premier video management product. That being said, Astreon also supports Howen and is testing other lower-cost dash camera products. All of these are compatible with Wialon’s new Video module.
Wialon does plan on charging for this feature in the future, however, these costs have yet to be determined. For now, there is no cost to use this additional service in Wialon, however, please budget a similar amount to the VMS license that you have today when quoting customers on this service.
We have now added a map function to the Video section so you can see the video live stream, and also see the vehicle’s current position on a map at the same time.
The video player and the map in the video module
Unit Type Search Function
Wialon has recently added a Unit Type feature where you can select a specific vehicle type. Ex, Passenger Vehicle, Dump Truck, etc. Wiaon’s monitoring tab has a search function that also includes Unit Type, which is very convenient. Think about a Dispatcher that needs to dispatch some work to a Dump Truck only. You may not be able to differentiate on vehicle type when looking at a large fleet in the system. You can now search, Dump Truck for example, and then you’ll see a filtered list of Dump Trucks.
We’ve now added a search field here so when you select a Unit Type, you can search for the vehicle or equipment type that you’d like to assign to that Unit.
We also now prioritize recently used vehicle/equipment types to reduce the amount of manual selection or searching, further speeding up this process.
New recently used category in unit properties
Production campaign control
There is a new Campaigns tab in the navigation panel designed for medium-term planning.
This feature allows you to manage and control agricultural work and implementations.
The updated navigation panel in Hecterra
The campaign includes the following features:
- Operations related to the campaign – sowing, combining, etc
- Interval, i.e. dates of the operations – From 2 to 30 days
- Selected fields that apply to the campaign
After you create and save your campaign in Hecterra, you need to register cultivations every day. This allows the application to build a graph based on the data obtained during the campaign: the total area, how much work has been completed, whether the campaign is running late/ahead of schedule, etc.
The data is displayed in the form of a general report on the selected parameters and a report for each day of the campaign. This allows you to easily determine how much work needs to be done per day to meet the target campaign deadline. It’s very easy to see things that are behind schedule, allowing you to proactively take measures to catch up.
New Campaigns tab for medium-term planning
Vist the the Wialon forum to learn more.
New Units page
We have added a new Units page to the menu where you can see a list of all the available units and their characteristics, including the usage cost for each unit per 1 km, 1 hour, 1 order, and 1 vehicle departure.
How does this affect your business?
- You can leverage the most appropriate vehicles and routes based on cost values
A dispatcher now can see the cost values for each vehicle. Leveraging these values, the dispatcher can calculate the route cost, monitor other parameters, and find the most suitable transport for an order.
- Edit unit properties for each vehicle
The dispatcher now sees unit properties and can edit them for each vehicle. For example, if the vehicle’s capacity or volume has changed, the unit information can be easily updated in the app.
Move Orders Between Routes
You can now move an order from one route to another. This is a very useful new feature and it’s easy to do. Just click and drag the order from one route to another. The route will also automatically recalculate and update itself with new ETA’s etc. This is all synchronized with the mobile app, so your drivers are always in the loop with new changes, etc.
Moving an order from one route to another
There is now a tooltip with information on how to move orders from one route to another.
New table design
The tables in the Planning, Routes and Template pages have been designed to be more user-friendly and easier to read. These are subtle changes that make a huge difference in daily operation. Go check them out!
Visit the forum for more details.
Automatic Online 2.0 mode activation for new depots
Nimbus 2.0 was released last month. At that time, activation of the new features was manual.
This is now enabled by default for new depots created by Wialon users.
Daylight saving time (DST) for the USA and Canada
North America DST is now supported in the Depot settings tab under the Daylight saving time setting.
Once you choose and save the option, the time zone will shift automatically twice per year:
- 1 hour back: second Sunday in March at 2 a.m.;
- 1 hour ahead: first Sunday in November at 2 a.m.
Visit the forum to learn more about new Nimbus features and see past updates as well.