26SI Series Alternator – Time Fence and Geographic Fence

Types of 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 time fencing and geographic fencing to trigger some action if a machine travels beyond a designated work area. Time fencing and geographic fencing use inclusive geographic functions, exclusive geographic functions, and functions that are based on time.

Inclusive Geographic Fencing

By applying an inclusive geographic fence to your equipment, any movement of the equipment beyond a predetermined geographical boundary can trigger an alarm. The alarm will indicate when a machine moves beyond a predetermined geographical area.

Exclusive Geographic Fencing

By applying an exclusive geographic fence to your equipment, any movement of the equipment within a predetermined geographical boundary can trigger an alarm. The alarm will indicate that the equipment is inside of a predetermined geographical area.

Time Fencing

By applying a time fence to your equipment, any operation of the equipment beyond a predetermined period of time can trigger an alarm. The alarm will indicate that the equipment is operating beyond a predetermined period of time.


“Time and Geographic Fencing” Screen

Access the “Time and Geographic Fencing” Screen

Use the following procedure to access the “Time and Geographic Fencing” configuration screen.

  1. Search for equipment and view the results in the “Event Summary” screen.
  1. In the “View” box, select “Time and Geographic Fencing”. The “Time and Geographic Fencing” screenwill appear.



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View “Time and Geo. Fence Alarm History”

To view a history of time fencing and geographic fencing alarms for a machine, use the following procedure:

  1. Access the “Time and Geographic Fencing” screen.
  1. View the “Latest Time and Geo. Fence Alarms” column. Select one of the following links in order to view the information for that machine:

    “view history details” – This link displays previous alarms that have been resolved. The data from the alarm is now stored for historical reference.

    “Time and Geo Fence Alarms” – This link displays data for a current alarm. This link will also show the status of an alarm that has been resolved if the alarm has not been updated.




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  1. Click on a link in the “Fence Description” column in order to view details of the configuration of the fence. The map on the screen will include the fence as well as the location of a machine at the time of an alarm.



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Note: Product Link sends an alarm message immediately when the radius of a fence is violated. However, the speed of a machine may cause the machine to appear closer to the radius of a fence in the map view. For example, a machine traveling at normal road speeds of 40 mph or more may display a fence violation at a location as far as a couple of city blocks from the actual point of the fence violation. After the initial alarm, a subsequent alarm will be sent each day that the equipment remains outside of the radius of the fence. This subsequent message is sent with the first message of each day.




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“Update Status”

The EquipmentManager software enables you to update the status of an alarm for time fencing and geographic fencing. If you update the status of the alarm to “Resolved”, the status will no longer appear on the “Event Summary “screen. Also, the status will no longer appear on the EquipmentManager home screen. The EquipmentManager home screen is also referred to as the “Exception Dashboard”.

To update the status of an alarm in time fencing and geographic fencing, use the following procedure:

  1. Navigate to the “Time and Geographic Fencing” screen. Locate the row with the information about your equipment. Click in the box to the left of the equipment.



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    Note: You can also update the status of an alarm for time fencing and geographic fencing from the “Time and Geo. Fence Alarm History” screen.

  1. Click the “Update Status” button at the bottom of your screen. The “Update Status” window will appear. In the “Update Status” menu, select the status for your equipment. Refer to Table 1 for a list of the “Update Status” options.

    Note: “Resolved” will not be displayed on the “Event Summary” screen or on the “Exception Dashboard” screen. However, the details of the alarm are stored in History.

    Table 1
    “Status”     “Color”     “Importance”    
    “Action”     “Red”     “Highest”    
    “Monitor”     “Yellow”     “Medium”    
    “Normal”     “Green”     “Lowest”    
    “Resolved”            




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    Note: The Status can be changed to any value. A status of “Action”, “Monitor”, or “Normal” enables the event to remain outstanding. This state will be reflected on the “Exception Dashboard” screen and on the “Event Summary” screen.

  1. Click in the box under the “Notes/Comments” column.
  1. Type a message in order to describe the reason for the update. The message should describe actions that were taken in order to address the event.
  1. Click “Save” in order to update the status of the alarm .

“Setup Fence”

The “Setup Fence” screen allows you to configure the following: inclusive parameters for the fence, exclusive parameters for the fence and parameters for time for the fence. The procedures that follow will demonstrate the features of the “Setup Fence” screen.

Preliminary Steps

  1. Navigate to the “Time and Geographic Fencing” screen. Locate your machine from the list of machines. Click in the box in the left hand column next to your machine in order to configure the fence for that machine.
  1. Click the “Setup Fence” button. The “Setup Fence ” configuration screen will appear. This screen will allow you to add fences for the selected machine. Determine the type of fence required for the application. Follow the procedure for the type of fence selected in order to configure the fence for the machine.

Add Inclusive Geographic Fence

To create an inclusive geographic fence in a map, use the procedure that follows.




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  1. View the “Inclusive” section of the “Setup Fence” configuration screen. Select the radio button next to the fence that is to be to configured.

    Note: The color on the “Fence Radius” slider coincides with the selected fence.

  1. Type a description for the new fence in the “Description” field.
  1. Use one of the following methods in order to define the center of a geographic fence:

    • Click a point on the map. To help establish the desired location, you can use the “Zoom” tool to the right of the map. You can also use the “North”, “South”, “East”, and “West” buttons. These buttons are located on the borders of the map.

    • Click on the icon of the magnifying glass. This method enables you to enter a street address, city, state, and/or zip code. Note that this option is only available in North America.

  1. In order to configure the radius of the fence, drag the “Fence Radius” slider to the appropriate location.

    Note: The radius of the fence is displayed in kilometers. If your “Units of Measure” preference is miles, the fence will be configured in kilometers, converted to miles, and then displayed in miles.

“Show/Hide Fence” Button

The radius of the fence will be drawn on the map in order to provide a visual reference for the parameters of the fence. Click the “Show/Hide Fence” button in order to hide a fence. Also click the “Show/Hide Fence” button in order to show a fence. This button is located to the left of the “Description” box.

Load Description Button

You can load an existing fence with the load fence button. This button is located to the right of the “Description” field.


Configure Exclusive Geographic Fence



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To configure an exclusive geographic fence with a map, use the following procedure:

  1. View the “Exclusive” section of the “Setup Fence” screen. Click the radio button in the exclusive section.

    Note: The color on the indicator for the “Fence Radius” bar will be the same color as the selected fence.

  1. Type a description for the new fence in the “Description” field.
  1. Use one of the following methods in order to define the center of the geographic fence:

    • Click a point on the map. To help establish the desired location, you can use the “Zoom In” and the “Zoom Out ” buttons to the right of the map. You can also use the “North”, “South”, “East”, and “West” buttons on the borders of the map.

    • Click on the icon for the magnifying glass. This method enables you to enter a street address, city, state, and/or zip code. Note: This option is only available in North America.

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

    Note: The radius of the fence is displayed in kilometers. If your “Units of Measure” preference is miles, then the fence will be configured in kilometers, converted to miles, and then displayed in miles.

  1. You can configure up to five exclusive geographic fences. To add additional fence configurations, click the “Add Fence” button. Repeat the previous steps in order to configure the parameters of each additional fence.

Note: You can also add existing fences with the load description button.

Configure a Time Fence

To configure a time fence, use the following procedure:

  1. At the top of the “Setup Fence” screen, click the “Time” tab.
  1. In the row for “Days”, select the days of the week for which you want the fence to apply.
  1. In the “Description” field, enter a description of the time fence.
  1. Click “Save”.



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You can also add existing time fences using the “Load Descriptions” button. For detailed instructions for using this function, refer to Systems Operation, KENR6302, “EquipmentManager User Guide”, “Time Fence and Geographic Fence” .

Time and Geographic Fencing Setup Confirmation

To confirm your settings for the time fences, use the following procedure:

  1. Click “Save” on the “Time and Geographic Fencing Setup – Edit” screen. A confirmation message appears.



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  1. Click “OK”. The Time and Geo Fence Setup Confirmation screen appears. This screen displays the details of all the fences that you have added. This screen also notifies you that these details will be updated in the database.
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