Before starting to work with Commander, it is important to get familiar with the user interface. Commander presents several sections that display fleet information and holds various search and managing tools.
Let’s explore these software features:
Dashboard: The Dashboard provides current information on the Fleet and holds the dashboard widgets and several filters that are used to narrow down the information displayed within the widget panes.
The dashboard widgets can be described as follows:
Users logged in with the appropriate permissions can see the Windows Service Status icon on the Commander dashboard.
Windows Service is installed on the Commander video server computer. It receives messages from DVRs when they are connected to the Commander network, and coordinates with the Commander cloud server to schedule video and data downloads from the vehicles.
The Windows Service button is located to the left of the top bar of the dashboard. When the Windows Service is communicating properly with the cloud server, the icon is green (see figure below).
To have a more detailed view of the Windows Service status, click the Windows Service button.
The Windows Services Status dialog window opens showing:
If the service is off line, the icon blinks red and orange on the dashboard, and displays red in the dialog window. Additionally, administrator users are sent an email to the address provided in their Fleet Settings user information.
User Settings, Change Fleet and Log Out
The User Name button, located under the right corner of the main Commander toolbar, holds two functionalities displayed in a drop-down menu:
When the My settings dialog appears:
Remember that if your computer is not saving the Fleet Information from earlier sessions, the Fleet ID dialog will also display during Login.
Enter the Fleet ID.
Click the Continue button.
Click the User Name button as explained above.
When the drop-down menu expands, click Log Out. A confirmation message appears.
From the Log Out confirmation message you can always return to the Application Suite by clicking the provided link.