ALMS Advanced Reporting and Analytics (ALMS ARA) is an ALMS offering that provides data analysis and historical reporting for your AirLink gateways and routers. ALMS ARA greatly enhances your lightweight AVL and fleet management capabilities with its extensive telemetry data collection and reporting features. For better insight into your device status and vehicle behavior, ALMS ARA is an ideal low-cost, cloud-based solution. The Reporting section of ALMS is currently available only to ALMS ARA users.
ALMS ARA offers historical reports for:
Know what your fleet of vehicles has been doing with a historical view of vehicle location, with stop locations, speeding against posted limits, and network connectivity status data.
Help keep your drivers safe and manage performance, measuring driving habits such as hard acceleration, hard deceleration, cornering and speeding.
Save time in tracking which gateway devices are installed in which vehicles with an inventory of all gateways in vehicles, providing the device serial number, the vehicle’s VIN and the total miles driven for each vehicle.
Get a complete picture of vehicle utilization including total engine time, trip time, idle and PTO time (where available).
Schedule maintenance and repairs with a summary of engine faults detected, including time of fault, diagnostic code, total time and distance driven with the MIL activated.
Retrieve the distance traveled for a vehicle during a specified period. You can also define a zone for odometer reports, so that any travel within a zone can be included or excluded from the report.
Provides an indication of when the driver’s side seat belt is not engaged while the vehicle is moving. You can set a speed threshold for vehicles to be included.
Provides a summary of time spent (in hours/minutes and as a percentage) and distance travelled in one or more Zones.
Shows you an animated view of a vehicle trip.
Shows you system network connectivity status during trips within the reporting period.
Shows you WAN signal strength during trips within the reporting period.
Each pre-defined report contains unique content focused on a specific purpose. Each report contains tabular and/or map-based results. You can configure any report to schedule the report delivery (daily, weekly, monthly) or run reports on demand; confine the report to a pre-defined region with Zones (geofencing), export reports as PDF, Excel or KML files, and output reports for printing.
As the initial release of ALMS ARA is focused on vehicle telemetry reporting, there are a number of hardware and software requirements you must have in place before you can use ALMS ARA features.
ALMS ARA will report vehicle data for AirLink gateways or routers connected to a vehicle. This includes GX450 gateways connected using a B&B OBD-II scanner, or MP70, LX60 or XR Series routers with vehicle telemetry features enabled and connected directly to a vehicle’s OBD-II or J1939 port.
The AirLink MP70 router, with its vehicle telemetry capability and inertial sensors, supports all features of ALMS ARA.
Not all LX60 models support vehicle telemetry. Ensure that your LX60 supports Wi-Fi and GNSS and Telemetry before configuring vehicle telemetry and ALMS ARA.
Driver behavior reports require inertial sensors on the router (as supported on the MP70), and will not be reported on an AirLink GX450 or LX60.
For optimum reporting performance, connect the router’s ignition line (white wire on the power connector) to the vehicle ignition and connect the router to the vehicle bus as described in the MP70 Hardware User Guide. Many reports will not function correctly if the router is not wired correctly.
In ALEOS, you must also enable:
The AirLink XR Series routers, with their vehicle telemetry capability and inertial sensors, support all features of ALMS ARA.
For reports that display device network connectivity and status (such as Coverage Trails), XR Series routers display data for their Primary WAN only. Primary WAN on the XR90 is the XP1 Cellular interface; Primary WAN on the XR80 is the internal Cellular interface.
The ARA reports listed above are capable of using and displaying data for one radio module per AirLink device.
For optimum reporting performance, connect the router’s ignition line (white wire on the power connector) to the vehicle ignition and connect the router to the vehicle bus as described in the XR Series Hardware User Guide. Many reports will not function correctly if the router is not wired correctly.
In AirLink OS, you must also enable:
The GX450 gateway supports some features of ALMS ARA. The gateway must be connected to the vehicle using a B&B OBD-II scanner and Vehicle Telemetry Kit, as described in the AirLink Vehicle Telemetry User Guide (AVTA 1.1.1 or later).
Connect the GX450 ignition line (white wire on the power connector) to the vehicle ignition and connect the router to the vehicle bus as described in the GX450 Hardware User Guide.
The GX450 supports the following types of reports when correctly installed and configured:
MP70s must be updated to ALEOS 4.11.0 or later.
LX60s must be updated to ALEOS 4.13.0 or later.
AirLink GX450s must be updated to ALEOS 4.9.3 or later.
The AirVantage Telemetry Application (AVTA) version 1.1.2 or later must be installed from ALMS. The AirLink GX450 with ALEOS 4.9.3 must be used with AVTA 1.1.1.
When you click Reporting on the top menu, the Report Templates page appears. This is your reporting dashboard, giving you access to all your reports.
The layout of the Report Templates page is user configurable. You can add widgets (as available), move or remove widgets.
See here for more information about ALMS dashboards in general.
The Report Templates page is divided into three sections:
The Recent Reports widget shows you the last five reports that were run, along with their status and time of completion.
Please note that event datapoints are pre-processed in AirVantage on an hourly schedule before becoming available for ARA report purposes. Because of this, events occurring within the hour before the report execution time (scheduled or on-demand) may not be included in the report.
Each report status is indicated by color.
Failed to generate.
Failed to export.
If you click a report that has failed to generate, a message will appear with a link that will take you to the report definition page, where you can edit the report if you wish. Error messages also appear when you click reports that have timed out or are still processing. If a report is still processing, wait until it has completed.
Error messages also appear when you click reports that have timed out or are still processing. If a report is still processing, wait until it has completed.
If you click an export file format icon, an error message appears if the file cannot be downloaded in the enabled formats (such as PDF/CSV/KML) because of a file export generation failure, timeout, cancellation, or report processing error. The example on the right shows a KML report generation/export error. Note that when a file export generation failure occurs (the report status is orange), you can still view the report in your browser, as described in Viewing Reports below.
Click this widget to begin configuring a new report template. For more information, see How to create a new report .
The Report Templates List shows you all the existing report templates for your selected company.
The columns displayed can be organized, resized and configured to show the parameters you want to see:
To view a report template and see any report instances that have been generated, click the row for the desired report template.
Finding a report or group of reports of interest is easy using filters. Filters can be applied for single or multiple variables: filter on report type, report name, creator, or scheduled (yes/no).
The result of the filtered list is displayed on multiple pages if needed.
See the example below:
The icons along the top right of the Report Templates list and in the Actions column allow you to perform the actions described below:
|New Report||Create a new report template|
|Run||Run the report, bypassing the report’s schedule|
|View||View the complete report|
|Edit||Edit the report template|
|Delete||Delete the report from the list|
|Clone||Duplicate the template of the selected report|
|Refresh||Update the reports list|
To view a report:
On the list of report templates, click the row for the desired report template.
If multiple instances of the report have been generated, an interim page appears. It displays a summary of the report template settings along with a list of recently generated reports.
Click the row for the desired report instance to view the full report details.
For more information about reports, see the How-Tos section below.
This section provides you with helpful procedures for common tasks.