26SI Series Alternator – Manage Time Fence and Geographic Fence

Geographic Fences and Time Fences

During normal working conditions, machines can move in and out of yards. Machines can also move to different job sites. A machine will not normally travel beyond a designated work area. The EquipmentManager software will record the location of a machine as history, unless the machine travels beyond the normal work area.

The EquipmentManager software uses the following features in order to track the machines:

Inclusive Geographic Fencing and Exclusive Geographic Fencing – The ability to be alerted when one of your machines is either inside or outside of a particular geographical area

Time Fencing – The ability to be alerted when one of your machines is operating either outside or inside of a designated time of the day

In the “Administration” section of EquipmentManager you use Asset Watch in order to set up the fences that can be applied to individual machines or to groups of machines. Refer to the Systems Operation, “Time Fence and Geographic Fence” for detailed descriptions.

Inclusive and Exclusive Descriptions

Inclusive and exclusive descriptions are descriptions of the geographical areas that make up the geographic fences. You can create as many descriptions as desired. Creating and storing these descriptions in advance, so that you can apply them to your equipment when needed, will save you time.

When creating the descriptions, inclusive and exclusive are the same. When assigning a machine to a geographic fence, you must choose whether the fence is inclusive or exclusive.

Note: The information in the Systems Operation, “Time Fence and Geographic Fence” describes some practical scenarios where previously created geographic and time fences can be assigned to machines. In this module, you will focus on creating these descriptions.

Add Descriptions

In order to add descriptions by using a map, use the following procedure:

  1. In the “View” box, select “Inclusive/Exclusive Descriptions”. The “Inclusive/Exclusive Descriptions” screen will appear.



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  1. Click “Map Lat/Long”. The “Internet Map” screen will appear.



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  1. In the “Description” box, type a description for the new fence.
  1. Define the center of a geographic fence by using one of the following methods:

    • In the “Latitude/Longitude” boxes, type the desired values.

    • Click a point on the map. In order to help establish the desired location, you can use the zoom in button and zoom out button to the right of the map. You can also use the “North”, “South”, “East”, and “West” buttons on the borders of the map.

    • Select the icon of a magnifying glass. This enables you to enter a street address, city, state, and/or zip code.

    Note: The options for entering a street address, city, state, and/or zip code are only available in North America.

  1. Configure the radius of the fence by dragging the “Fence Radius” slider to the appropriate location.

    Note: The fence radius values will display in whole kilometers. If your units of measure preference is miles, the fence will be configured in kilometers, converted to miles, and then displayed in miles.

  1. Click “OK”. The “Inclusive/Exclusive Descriptions” screen displays the new values in the “Add New Description” section.
  1. Click “Add Location”. A confirmation message will appear.



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    “Inclusive/Exclusive Descriptions” screen with the added location

    (1) Pencil and paper icon

  1. Click “OK”. The location is added to the list of descriptions at the top of the “Inclusive/Exclusive Descriptions” screen. Refer to Illustration 4.

Edit “Inclusive/Exclusive Descriptions”

In order to edit an inclusive/exclusive description on the “Inclusive/Exclusive Descriptions” screen, click the pencil and paper icon (1) to the right of the description that you want to edit. Refer to Illustration 4. The “Edit Description” section appears. Use the procedure described earlier for changing the parameters using the map. When the changes have been made, click “Save”.

Delete “Inclusive/Exclusive Descriptions”

In order to delete an inclusive/exclusive description, use the following procedure:




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    “Inclusive/Exclusive Descriptions” screen for deleting

  1. On the “Inclusive/Exclusive Descriptions” screen, select the check box for the description that you want to delete.
  1. Click “Delete Location Descriptions”. A confirmation window will appear.



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  1. Click “OK”. The description is deleted.

Time Based Descriptions

In order to create a “Time Based Description”, use the following procedure:

  1. From either the “Administration” screen or the “View” drop down menu, select “Time Based Descriptions”. The “Time Based Descriptions” screen will be displayed.



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    “Time Based Descriptions” with “Add New Description”

  1. In the “Add New Description” section, enter a description of the new time fence in the “Description” text field.
  1. In the “Working Hours” section, select an hour from the “Start Time” drop down menu.
  1. Select the radio button next to the “Start Time” “AM” or “PM”.



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    “End Time greater than Start Time” alert message

  1. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 for the End Time.

    Note: If you enter an “End Time” that is less than the S”tart Time” the window in Illustration 8 will appear.

  1. In the “Working Days” section, select the checkbox next to the days of the week to which you want the fence to apply.
  1. Click the “Add” button. The new description is added to the list at the top of the screen.

Edit a Time Based Description

In order to edit a time based description, use the following procedure:




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    Editing “Time Based Description”

    (1) Pencil and paper icon

  1. From the “Time Based Descriptions” screen, click the pencil and paper icon (1) next to the description you wish to edit. The “Edit Description” section will be displayed.
  1. In the “Edit Description” section, edit the description of the time fence in the “Description” field.
  1. Edit the “Start Time” and “End Time” hours and “AM” or “PM”.
  1. Edit the selected “Working Days”.
  1. Click the “Save” button. A confirmation window will appear.



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    Confirmation message for editing “Time Based Description”

  1. Click “OK”. The updated description appears in the list at the top of the screen.
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