CMMD Fleet 06

Adding and Editing Vehicles

The Vehicle tab shows the following  information:

  • Vehicle ID, Vehicle Type and Vehicle Group.
  • Asset Collection ID (devices associated to the Vehicle).
  • DVR Associated notification (indicates if a DVR has been associated with the Vehicle in Commander), DVR Type installed in the vehicle,  Firmware version used in the DVR, Firmware Status (upload status of last DVR firmware version) and Configuration Status (upload status of last DVR configuration version).

Notice that three different Actions buttons are displayed in the last column of the Vehicles table, to the right of rows showing Vehicles with DVR associated:

  • Delete (left icon) removes Vehicle entries from the table.
  • Upload Firmware (center icon) schedules a Firmware Upload to the DVR. For more information on this topic, see Scheduling Firmware Update.
  • Modify DVR Configuration (right icon) edits DVR Configuration and schedules a Configuration Upload. To learn more about this topic, see Updating DVR Configuration.

Now that you are familiar with the Vehicles menu, you can click the Add button if you want to add a new Vehicle or click on an existing one (underlined) to edit its information.

When the Vehicle ID dialog appears, under Vehicle:

  1. Add a new Vehicle ID (number from installer) or edit information of an existing Vehicle.
  2. Select Vehicle Group and Type (Car, Full Bus, Service Vehicle, Small Bus default types, or a custom vehicle type).
  3. Enter additional Vehicle Information in the provided text box if necessary.
  4. If needed, enter Operation Cost, Seating Capacity, Year Manufactured or License Plate Number (optional fields).
    * Notice that the Contractor and Vehicle Identification Number fields are designed for Live+ users only.
  5. If an Asset Collection has been associated with an existing Vehicle, this will be shown on the right of the dialog. You can access and edit this by clicking the Asset Collection ID link. To know more about this topic, refer to the Live+ User Guide, available from the Safe Fleet Community website.
  1. Select Live Streaming Connection to enable live streaming and Vehicle’s cellular router configuration. Enter IP Address and Port, and check Enable Map if required.
  2. Once the Vehicle Configuration is finished, click Save or Save and Close as preferred (click Cancel if you want to exit the menu).

TIP: Required Fields

Remember that, when adding or editing entries in Fleet Settings, required fields are always preceded by red asterisks.

Under DVR:

  1. Select DVR Type from the drop-down menu.
  2. Enter the Username and Password to allow Commander communicate with the DVR.

NOTE: Password Security

The default DVR user name is “Admin” and password is “11111111”. For security purposes, Seon recommends that the DVR default login and system settings passwords should be changed. Seon is not responsible if the changed password is lost or forgotten.

  1. If needed, select Download Telemetry.

The following step only applies to live streaming users, i.e. those who also run Live+ or Stream:

  1. Select Live Streaming Connection to enable live streaming and Vehicle’s cellular router configuration and enter IP Address, Hardware Port, and Streaming Port.

NOTE: Streaming Port

This is specially useful for users intending to provide live streaming through a port different from the default with a router connected to the video recorder. With these two ports available, users will be able to share the same IP Address in several DVRs. Although the Live Streaming Connection dialog is available for any video recorder type in Commander, Stream, Live+ and Path 5.26, the possibility of editing Streaming Ports only applies to the certain series of video recorders.

  1. If you are adding a new vehicle, find its DVR Local Connection data (IP Address, Port, Title and Media Access Control address) by clicking on the Search button (a). These configure Wi-Fi connection for data downloading.
  2. If you are editing an existing vehicle’s Local Connection, you can enable manual editing by clicking on the Edit button (c) before entering the new information. Otherwise, click on the Clear button (b) to remove data and click Search (a).
  3. When the Detect Device dialog is displayed, Find the Vehicle ID (underlined) in the list displayed in the new Detect Device window and click on it.
    This action will populate the DVR Local Connection fields on the Vehicle ID DVR window.
  4. Close the Detect Device window.

IMPORTANT: DVR Network Setup and Firmware Upgrade

DVR network setup, configuration, and firmware updates are tasks performed only by fleet administration and Seon Professional Services during fleet commissioning.
To connect with a Seon DVR, a DVR firmware upgrade may be required in DVRs installed before July 2012.
Please contact Seon Support if you want to download the firmware upgrade file.

NOTE: The Alarm tab

Notice that, when adding a new Vehicle entry in Fleet Settings, only Vehicle and DVR tabs are displayed on top of the Vehicle ID dialog. But once a DVR is selected in the DVR menu, the Alarms tab appears on the right.

Under Alarms:

  1. Select Download Alarm Event to enable download of alarm events displaying on Commander Dashboard Alarms area.
  2. Select Download Video to have Commander download video segments associated to those Alarm events.
    This action will enable the related fields.

TIP: Alarms 0 and 1 and FTP

Review Alarms 0 and 1 and FTP Upload Considerations in the previous Adding or Editing Vehicle Types section.

There are three options to configure the Vehicle’s Alarms:

A. You can click Load Default to load the alarm settings assigned to the Vehicle Type. In this case, a red warning message will be disclosed prompting you to confirm by clicking Save. See Adding or Editing Vehicle Types to review this topic.

B. You can also configure specific alarm settings to all Alarm types manually. To do so:

    1. Enter video Pre and Post Alarm times (minutes and seconds). These determine the length of the video segment that is downloaded with the Alarm event.
    2. Check All Channels if you want to include all available cameras in the alarm video download.
    3. Choose the Resolution (High or Low) of the video to be downloaded from the drop-down menu. Remember that high resolution video has better quality but takes longer to download.
    4. Click Set All to apply specified settings to all Alarm types in the table (Click Clear All to start over).

C. Otherwise, you can enter individual settings for each Alarm type by following these steps:

    1. Edit Alarm Name for each Alarm type.
    2. Select Download Alarm Event and Download Video (if required) and enter Pre and Post Alarm video times.
    3. Select specific Camera Channels for each Alarm type or apply settings to All Channels by checking its corresponding box. To select specific Channels, the All Channels box must be deselected first so that the Channels panel is disclosed.
    4. Check FTP Upload to enable this feature.
    5. Select the preferred Resolution.
    6. Click Save or Save and Close as preferred (or click Cancel if you want to exit the menu without saving the new configuration).

Local Hosted Systems – Customers not using Commander Cloud but their own site:

When adding a new Vehicle, in the Vehicle menu, find the Set Licenses link displayed next to the Vehicle ID and click on it to set the license.

When the Licenses window opens, select the appropriate application and click Save.

Replacing Vehicle’s DVR

When the Vehicle’s DVR is replaced, DVR Local Connection needs to be reconfigured. To do so, access the Vehicle’s DVR menu by clicking on the Fleet Settings tab in the main toolbar first, and then on the Vehicles tab.
To reconfigure DVR Local Connection, follow the same procedures explain in the previous Under DVR section for editing DVR Local Connection. Both workflows are identical.