Creating a Route
In the “Routes” section, create a group of routes or choose an existing group to which you want to add the route and click the “Create a route” button.
The route editing window will open:
“Name” - enter the name of the route.
Choose the group of routes that will include the created route by clicking “Select the group”
“Scheduled time” - the scheduled time required to complete a trip along the route. The scheduled time is calculated automatically when the time for passing control points and setting parameters for a scheduled visit re enabled in the settings of control points.
“Maximum time for completing the route” - the maximum time from the start of the trip allotted to complete the trip. If during the course of the maximum route control time, the trip was not completed, Omnicomm Online force stops the trip and displays “Terminated because the maximum duration of route control has expired” in the report. The maximum allowable time may not have a value lower than the “Scheduled time”.
If necessary, select the geofence that will limit the route or click the “Route delimiting area not set” link. If the vehicle leaves the selected geofence, Omnicomm Online will record a violation. In the window that opens, select the geofence and click “Save”.
Route control points setup
“Follow the order of control points” - is indicated when it is necessary to check the sequence of control point visits according to the order specified in the route settings. If the sequence of control points is not observed, the reports will show a “Missed control point” or a “Wrong order of control points” violation.
“Check the time of visit to control points” - indicates if it is necessary to check the time of control point visits according to the scheduled visit time from the beginning of the trip along the route, taking into account the allowable deviation from the scheduled visit time specified in the settings for each control point.
To add control points, click “Add” in the route editor window.
“Compulsory visit” - check the box if visiting this checkpoint is mandatory. If the vehicle does not visit this control point, a violation will be displayed in the reports.
“Scheduled time of visit from the start of the trip on the route” - the time from the start of the route, after which the vehicle must visit the control point. The setting is displayed only when “Check the time of visit to control points” is enabled and not displayed for the geofence of the start of the route.
“Permissible deviation from the scheduled time” - if the vehicle visits the checkpoint within the time of allowable deviation from the schedule, the violation will not be recorded. The setting is displayed only when “Check the time of visit to control points” is enabled and not displayed for the geofence of the start of the route.
Press the “Save” button. The first control point will be the geofence of the start of the route, the following will be added below. Each following control point will be automatically registered as the geofence of the end of the route. The start and the end of the route are compulsory control points of the route.
If it is necessary to add intermediate control points, click the “Add” button and select the geofences of the intermediate control points. The added control point will automatically become the geofence of the end of the route. To change the order of control points in the list, use the Up and Down button.
Changes to the route will not affect an active trip. Changes to the route become effective only for the new trips.
After the route is saved, the “Create a trip schedule” button will become active. Press it to open the trip schedule editor window. Create a trip schedule to monitor the movement of vehicles along the route.
Creating a Trip Schedule
The trip schedule establishes the correspondence between the vehicle and the routes, i.e. it establishes which vehicle should follow the route and, if necessary, indicates the time of departure. Trips for several vehicles can be created on the same route. In the “Route” section, select one or more routes for which you wish to create a trip schedule. Right-click and select “Open trip schedule”. A window will open:
Click “Add a scheduled departure time”. A window will open:
“Schedule active” - enables/disables trip monitoring based on the given schedule.
“Route” - displays the route for which the schedule is created. If you require to change the route for which a trip is being created, click on the link and select the route.
Select the vehicle which must start the trip at the scheduled time by pressing “Select the vehicle”. Press the “Save” button.
“Scheduled departure time” - specify the time when the vehicle must start the trip every day. It is not necessary to set a scheduled departure time. Omnicomm Online will automatically establish the start of the trip when the vehicle leaves the control point at the start of the route.
“Permissible deviation from the scheduled departure time” - the deviation from the scheduled departure time during which a trip start will be recorded. If the trip did not start at the scheduled time, accounting for the allowable deviation, the trip will register as not carried out.
Press the “Save” button. A window with trip schedules will open.
For a trip without a scheduled departure time, the geofence of the start of the route should not coincide with any control point (except for the geofence of the end of the route) of any other trip.
Creating a Once-Off Trip
For a once-off trip, it is possible to set a date for the vehicle to complete the route. The once-off trip will be removed from the schedule after the vehicle completes the route
In the “Routes” section, select the route for which you wish to create a once-off trip, right-click and select “Add a once-off trip assignment”
Select one or more vehicles that have to complete the trip by clicking “Select vehicles”. Press the “Save” button.
“Scheduled departure time” - date and time when the vehicle must leave for the once-off trip. If only a date is provided, the trip will be monitored starting at 00:00 of the specified date. If no date or time is indicated, the start of the trip will be recorded when the vehicle leaves the geofence of the start of the trip.
“Permissible deviation from the scheduled departure” - the deviation from the scheduled departure of the vehicle during which the start of the trip will be recorded (Figure 196). If the trip did not start at the scheduled time, accounting for the allowable deviation, the trip will register as not carried out. Press the “Save” button.
Creating a Route Duplicate
It is recommended to use a route duplicate when you wish to create a route that has only minor differences from the selected one.
In the “Routes” section, select a route that you wish to duplicate, right-click and select “Create a route duplicate”. The route editor will open with all the settings of the selected route:
The “Name” field will show the name of the route with the word “copy” at the end.
Make the necessary changes and click the “Save” button.