FOTA WEB Devices

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There are the following columns in the general Device area.

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FIELD NAME VALUE DESCRIPTION
DESCRIPTION Device description |default: - Will display device description added by the user.
MODEL Device model
Displays device’s model, e.g. FMB001, FMC130 etc. This field cannot be changed.
FIRMWARE Device firmware version |default: - Once device is seen – field shall display current firmware version. This field is changed only when firmware has been updated and FM device reconnected to FOTA WEB with the new firmware.
CONFIGURATION
Current configuration name | default: -
Field displays configuration file name that has been uploaded via FOTA WEB from FILES tab. If FM configuration was changed via other means than FOTA WEB – this field shall not be updated.

Note: if a configuration was downloaded from the device – it’s name shall be displayed.

Note: From 2022-02-01, if the device was sent from manufacturing with custom client configuration, the name of the configuration will have the following structure GCFXXX_YYYYMMDDHHMM where:

  • XXX - shows the internal manufacturing identification number
  • YYYYMMDDHHMM - date and time configuration file was uploaded to manufacturing.
IMEI
Device’s IMEI
Field displays device’s IMEI.
SERIAL NO.
Device’s S/N
Field displays device’s Serial number.
GSM NUMBER GSM number (MSISDN) of the SIM card installed in the device Note: The GSM number is shown in FOTA WEB for all devices that had the SIM card is installed during the device manufacturing process (eSIM or regular SIM) after May 3rd, 2022.

Previously manufactured devices might not have the GSM number available in FOTA WEB.

ICCID ICCID of the SIM card that is installed in the device Note: The SIM card IMSI is shown in FOTA WEB for all devices that had the SIM card is installed during the device manufacturing process (eSIM or regular SIM) after May 3rd, 2022.

Previously manufactured devices might not have the ICCID number available in FOTA WEB.

IMSI IMSI number of the SIM card that is installed in the device Note: The SIM card IMSI is shown in FOTA WEB for all devices that had the SIM card is installed during the device manufacturing process (eSIM or regular SIM) after May 3rd, 2022.

Previously manufactured devices might not have the IMSI number available in FOTA WEB.

PRODUCT CODE Manufacturing code of the device Internal manufacturing code, that shows the device hardware/firmware configuration.

Note: All devices manufactured after 2022, May 3rd will have the product code displayed in FOTA WEB - devices manufactured before this date, might not have the product code in FOTA WEB.

COMPANY
Device’s Company
This field shall always show which company device belongs to directly. Higher level companies shall not be displayed in this field.
GROUP
Device’s Group
If device is assigned to a group, this field displays group name device is assigned to.
STATUS NAME
Devices Status
This field shall indicate status of device. Possible statuses:

Inactive - Device has not connected to system in last 30 days

Idle - Device has no pending tasks

Pending - Device has queued tasks that have to be executed

Working - Device currently is connected to server and executing task

UPDATED AT
String; default: N/A
This field shows the last time device information has changed.
SEEN AT
String; default: N/A
This field shows the last time device connected to FOTA WEB web.
CREATED AT
String; default: N/A
This field shows the time device was added to the FOTA WEB web system.

Create Task

The Create Task pop up menu button is the main tool for all possible actions (tasks) with devices. Successful action results in a queued job.

This chapter provides an explanation of what each dropdown menu item does and how to use it. There is 4 possible filtering from the beginning to assign your tasks.
1. For the manually selected devices.
2. For the filtered devices.
3. For the devices from .csv file.
4. For all devices.

FIELD NAME ACTION DESCRIPTION
Update firmware
Update selected firmware version | Select File | Create
You can Upload the required firmware version over the Files menu or over the same pop up windown while selecting the task, if you have the firmware uploaded already, task can be assigned by selecting required firmware version.

If there is no available firmware versions for the update, please press on Upload new file button to add the file on the same pop up window.

Update configuration
Update selected configuration | Select File | Create
You can Upload the required configuration over the Files menu or over the same pop up windown while selecting the task, if you have the firmware uploaded already, task can be created by selecting required configuration file.

If there is no available configuration versions for the update, please press on Upload new file button to add the file on the same pop up window.

Receive configuration
Receive configuration | Create
This function assigns a Download configuration job to device. Next time it connects to FOTA WEB – selected files shall be downloaded.
Receive internal log
Receive internal log | Create
This function assigns a Download logs job to device. Next time it connects to FOTA WEB – selected files shall be downloaded.

NOTE: Continuous log lets you select number of files to be downloaded. Newest log files, that are stored in device’s memory, are taken first.

Send TLS file Transfer user TLS certificate | Select File | Create You can Upload the required TLS certificate over the Files menu or over the same pop up windown while selecting the task, if you have the TLS certificate uploaded already, task can be created by selecting required TLS certificate.
If there is no available TLS certificates, please press on Upload new file button to add the certificate on the same pop up window.

Scheduled tasks

The "Schedule time" feature allows users to select the time, when the created task can be executed.

 

Time range can be selected in 30 minute periods, but it cannot be less than 2 hours - for example, user can select a task time from 8:30 to 15:00.

With the time range set for the task, the device will only execute the task, if it connects to FOTA WEB during set hours.

NOTE: The time is selected in the user's time zone.

NOTE: The scheduling feature does not adjust the time of the device connection to FOTA WEB - the user has to ensure, that the device has the correct connection frequency configured, so the device would connect to FOTA WEB during the set time range. Otherwise, the device will not execute the task.

FOTA WEB connection frequency configuration is described here: FOTA WEB Settings

Add scenario

Feature allows to enable scenario on device as easy as possible. Scenarios e.g.:

  • Overspeeding
  • Crash Detection
  • Towing detection

 

After sending the partial configuration, it will not be portrayed as the current configuration.

Setting scenario doesn't overwrite other parameters apart scenario parameters.

Each scenario has recommended settings.

Scenarios have info link to scenario Wiki page: Overspeeding | Crash Detection | Towing Detection

Move

This function assigns devices from Device list.

There are 4 possible filtering options for this function..
1. For the manually selected devices.
2. For the filtered devices.
3. For the devices from .csv file (IMEI or Serial No. can be used as identifier).
4. For all devices.

Select Company or Group name that these devices should be assigned to.
NOTE: a Group must be created first in Groups menu.

Export

This function is used to Export devices to the required .csv or .xlsx files. There is 4 possible filtering options for this function.
1. For the manually selected devices.
2. For the filtered devices.
3. For the devices from .csv file (IMEI or Serial No. can be used as identifier).
4. For all devices.

View Tasks

This menu provides an opportunity to observe the status of a TASK.

Tasks are successfully queued job, meaning that there was no error parsing user’s request to make an Create Task.

If there are multiple jobs assigned for a single device – FOTA WEB shall execute them one by one. Each time a job is completed FM shall reconnect to FOTA WEB immediately and if another job is awaiting – attempt to complete it.

The order of job execution is as follows:

1. Upload FW to the device
2. Upload CFG to the device
3. Download LOGS from the device
4. Download CFG from the device

Meaning, that if you set all 4 jobs – the device will first upload firmware file, then configuration file and only on 3rd reconnect to FOTA WEB the logs shall be taken.

Relevant possible error’s that you may encounter after creating a task

TASK ERROR DESCRIPTION
Config assignment
Configuration file mismatch device's platform.
Configuration file is not applicable to this type of device model. Select config file that works on this particular device, e.g. FMB64 config for FMB64 device model.
Firmware
Firmware file does not exist or information about firmware is missing. Please re-upload firmware file.
Re-upload the firmware and try again. Should error remain – contact us (your Sales representative) for assistance.

In an unlikely event, any other type of error would appear – it should be reported back to us.

Filter

Filter is designed to both: (1) filter out a list of devices based on combinations of parameters, (2) and to make bulk ACTIONS.

You can select/filter devices by:

  • Company
  • Group
  • Device Model
  • Firmware version
  • Configuration version
  • Job status

Under Active Filters section you shall see current filters that have been selected.
Each of the Active Filters can be removed individually by clicking on a particular filter, or they all can be removed together by clicking Reset all.
Active Filters shall maintain current configuration until manually Reset, meaning that navigating through various FOTA WEB menu’s Active Filters shall remain as last configured.

Bulk assignment

Once Active Filters section has any number of parameters, the ACTIONS dropdown button automatically displays how many devices have been filtered. It allows to assign jobs to all selected devices.

Example for the device filtering window is showed below, where FMB120 model selected.


Clicking on Create task and then selecting a task from filtering, say Firmware upgrade, would assign a Firmware upgrade job to selected devices.

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