Good day Astreon clients and partners!
The summer is racing by. I hope you all get a chance to enjoy the summer before it’s gone! This month we have a lot of new features and enhancements to discuss. Let’s dive in!
Astreon New Features and Enhancements
Fuel Filing and Theft Tracks & Reports – when using 2 or more tanks on an asset
Markers like fuel fillings are extremely helpful on tracks, in maps, and in reports. For example, X volume of fuel has been drained; the tank has been refueled to volume Y, etc. Separate fuel tanks were previously not considered when summarizing this information.
With the new feature, charts, report maps, and tracks display data for each Fuel Level Sensor (FLS). Filling markers show which FLS has detected a fuel filling or theft. For example, the Tank sensor is marked as No.1, the Main tank sensor – No.2, and so on. In addition, the tooltip displays the name of the corresponding sensor.
Marker settings are grouped in a separate section in the report template properties. In addition, users can also configure marker visibility on the map and marker filtration on the map and in charts.
Reports – Custom sensors in unit group reports
Many clients use custom sensors, for example, when they want to receive mileage and speed data from the CAN-bus and not GPS data.
This became challenging for reports when you need data on a unit group where every unit features several sensors with different names. It was difficult to display so many custom sensors in a single report. Considerable effort has been placed on making this work and we are proud to announce that this is now available in group reports.
We have added columns for custom sensors (displaying an average/maximum/minimum value and so on) in reports on unit or driver groups, as well as reports on drivers.
To display data from a custom sensor, select the name of the sensor in the settings under table properties.
The new feature allows users to receive data from various custom sensors in one table, track and analyze the data all in one report.
Reports – Thousand separators in reports
Numbers can become quite large when report results have a lot of data or cover a long time period. To make these numbers easier to read, we added a thousand separators. To activate this feature, you can choose this setting in the General block of the Report template properties.
It will be displayed, for example, instead of 1234567.89, the user will see 1,234,567.89.
Crop rotation tab
We added a separated Crop rotation tab with a table that displays;
- The crops currently being cultivated
- What was cultivated over time in different fields
A dynamic search enables you to search the specific data using a filter by name or description of the field.
Thanks to this new tab, users can quickly make a decision on what crop to sow in a particular field by reviewing the field’s history.
Hecterra – Potential cultivations search according to work shifts
A new option has been added to divide cultivations by shifts without assigning a driver. With this option, you do not have to assign drivers in Astreon. This saves a lot of time when assigning drivers to equipment for each shift.
To activate this option, users activate the “Divide potential cultivations considering shifts” option in the Search settings and specifies the shift intervals. After that, potential cultivations on the Registrar page are divided by shifts. This simplifies the user’s work in Hecterra and reduces the time spent on its configuration.
Order rejection reasons
On the General tab in settings, we added the Order rejection reasons section which helps increase customer satisfaction. Users can specify the reasons for rejecting orders or create a list of the required reasons using the Autocomplete button.
This feature saves the driver’s time since they no longer have to enter text manually whenever an order is not delivered.
Order confirmation upon attaching a file with a signature
On the General tab of the settings, we added the Order fulfillment requirements section which contains two options, “Not to confirm orders outside the radius” and “Not to confirm orders without signature”.
If this is selected, the driver can only confirm the order after attaching a signature.
The option controls delivery security by drivers, as the order can be completed only upon delivery confirmation.
New design of the settings and warehouse cards
Settings in the Logistics interface have been redesigned to be more user-friendly.
Firstly, we changed the settings page, with save and cancel buttons.
They appear only when there are any changes. If wrong data is specified or the required fields are not filled in, warnings are popped up on the setting tabs.
Secondly, the Warehouse tab is more compact. Now all the specific parameters are displayed as icons. We also added a dynamic search by parameters for warehouses.
Logistics – New capabilities of the Google routing service
We have improved the Distribution optimization section on the Planning tab for those who use Google as a routing service.
Creating routes has never been easier or more accurate when using Google’s navigation service. The user chooses one of the available models: balanced, optimistic, pessimistic.
For example, if you select the Pessimistic model, an additional time based on Google statistics is provided to fulfill the route. If the driver often arrives earlier, you can select the Optimistic model.
Users can also exclude the routes (toll roads, highways, ferries) they would like to avoid when planning routes. With this option, you will be able to have customized and optimized routes with more flexibility.
Astreon WiaTag and the Configurator
Astreon mobile app – New Wiatag
It’s very important to note that the new Wiatag is available. This new version has much better battery management, and also a web-based configuration tool. In order to white label this all-new app, a new white-label request needs to be submitted. This will also result in an additional cost to white label this new version. Please reach out to your Astreon Account Manager if you’re interested in this new version and would like it to be white-labeled.
On June 30, our users saw a full-fledged release of the new WiaTag version. We have already described in detail the updated functionality of the mobile personnel management app, but in this communication, we will feature only the key changes:
The design and interface have completely changed
All functions of the application are presented in the form of separated widgets. When users want to send photos or SOS signals, they only have to find the right widget and open it.
The approach to operation modes has become clearer
The approach to operation modes has become more precise. Now it is easier for users to navigate the WiaTag modes and choose the most appropriate one among them.
The new version has 3 modes:
- Light. This is a minimum battery consumption mode, its accuracy is enough to keep track of the unit and the route of movement.
- Standard. The mode has moderate battery consumption and provides a detailed track of the unit movement.
- Custom. If the ready-made modes don’t fit the user’s needs, they can configure their own and select the interval for collecting and sending data, as well as configure filtration.
The first and second modes are pre-installed and can’t be changed by users. If these settings don’t suit the user’s needs, users can choose the Custom mode and indicate the frequency and accuracy of the data received from the unit. There can be only one Custom mode on the device.
This way the user avoids confusion with dozens of modes when the difference between them is no longer clear and the user sets a new one over and over again.
The user chooses the most convenient authorization option
It can be a QR code, a Astreon account, or an ID number with a password.
Configurator web application
All the settings are grouped in a separate Configurator web app, that allows you to:
- configure units in WiaTag flexibly, remotely, and in bulk, without physical access to a smartphone;
- generate and send a QR code to enter the app;
- get access to logs remotely without involving the user.
Now partners configure and diagnose the app on their own, while their clients can focus on using WiaTag in their work.
Please find more details about the new WiaTag on the forum.