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User Interface

User interface of WBC Fleet is simple and in many cases intuitive. There are plenty of screen tips and helpers associated with various buttons, icons, dialog boxes, edit fields, and other elements of the interface. Moreover, special icons are situated in the interface . They are used to deal with the most 'difficult places', as a help text will be opened by clicking on any of them.

Generally, the following basic structural elements could be distinguished in the interface design:

  • work area
  • map
  • top panel
  • bottom panel
  • log

There are also a lot of other different panels and windows which could be activated if necessary.

:!: Notice. To switch for the full-screen mode, press <F11> button. This feature is provided by the majority of browsers.


Enter service
URL into the address line of your browser.

On the login page, type your username and password given to you while registering, choose interface language, and then press Enter.

If you are using a private computer, you can additionally put a check mark near Remember. In this case, the next time you enter the system you will not be asked to input your login and password again. Moreover, this flag is necessary to automatically enter the system in case of session loss. Note that the term of use of this flag is limited to 30 days. Besides, the flag is unchecked if you logout of the system.

:!: Note. If current time is displayed in red and in the middle of the screen you can see a warning message ('Unable to connect to the server. The page will be reloaded automatically when connection is restored'), then connection to the server has been lost for more than two minutes. It could be caused by Internet connection failure or some internal system problems. After connection is restored the message disappears automatically, and the system continues its work. In case of server connection loss for 5 minutes and more the session will be finished. However, upon server connection restoration, an automatic entrance to the login page takes place.

A quick login without entering (or even knowing) user name and password is possible, provided that there is an active session available. Then URL link should contain the sid parameter, e.g.,

Note that a login to the system through such a link can be successful only within one IP address. However, be careful giving away such links as while the session is alive anyone having this link can login to the system and perform different actions allowed to that user. To abort a session, just exit the system (press 'Logout').

New Password Receiving

If you have already registered in the system but forgot the password, please, follow Forgot your password? link. There you will be asked to enter your user name and e-mail address indicated during registration. Then push the Reset password button. A password reset link will be sent to you. Follow this link to get your new password.

If you have pressed Forgot your password? by accident, just ignore the e-mail with password reset link and use your former login and pass. If you still follow this link, you will have to accept the new password.

How to Change Your Password

The current password can be changed after authorization in the User Settings dialog. However, not all the users are allowed to do this. Contact your service administrator for additional information.

Login as Another User

Login as Another User Screenshot

It is possible to login to the system as another user (either to the monitoring interface or to CMS Manager). To do so, you need to possess the 'Act as given user' right towards a user.

If you would like to login as another user from the authorization page, it is necessary to enter your username and password, as usual, and then click on Login as caption and enter login name of a needed user in the appeared field. When you are logged in as another user, you can see only items available to this user and perform actions allowed to this user. Note that login history is saved to this user as well.

You can switch to another user even after entering the system, however, in this case your logging in will not be saved in the user's history. To do so, it is necessary to click on the icon (door with arrow) to the right of the username. Afterwards, the dialog containing two columns (user name and account name) is opened. Filter may help you to facilitate a search of a user. The search is made either by user name or account name. Click on the line of a necessary user to fulfill the logging in.

There is also an alternative way to log in as another user. Go to the Users panel and you will find the 'Login as' button against each user. If you do not have enough access privileges, the button will be disabled.

After authorization as another user, the user name is written in brackets to the right of the main one (in the right corner of the Top panel). To switch back to the main user, click on the icon (door with arrow) to the right of the name, and confirm your action by pressing OK in appeared window.

User Menu

User Menu

User login is displayed in the right corner of the top panel, under which an authorization has been made. Meanwhile, the other login could be specified in brackets if the main user logged in under the other user's name.

Clicking on the user's name an additional menu appears. It contains the following options:

  • User settings: Opens the user settings dialog for viewing and/or editing.
  • Manage applications: Opens the manage applications dialog.
  • Locator: Opens the locator's dialog.
  • Import/Export: Enables to transfer units' settings, users, resources' contents (refer to Import and Export).
  • Logout: Button to log out of the system (session termination).

The logo of tracking services provider is situated in the left corner of the top panel and in the right corner you can see the setting menu button and user name under which you have logged in to the system.

The main menu of the program occupies the central part of the top panel. It could contain different elements depending on the settings applied and on the modules provided.

Working Area

Work area, where different actions with various elements of the system take place and different requests to be composed, is situated in the left part of the screen.

Depending on the tag chosen in the top menu, one of the following panels could be opened in the work area:

The width of the work area could be changed. To do this, please click on its right border and drag to the direction needed, holding the mouse button pressed. Moreover, work area could be hidden completely by pressing the button situated in the left bottom corner .

Main Menu Adjustment and Navigation

To adjust the main menu click on and select the menu items which you are going to work with. The chosen ones should immediately appear in the top menu.

A name of a panel currently opened in the work area has a darker ground. To navigate through the menu, you just need to click on the necessary name. Contents of the left panel (work area) will change automatically.

:!: Keyboard shortcuts are used for faster navigation through the panels.

All the range of items chosen for the main menu is displayed at the top. The names of the panels will be shortened if there is a lack of space. That is why you should choose only those items which you are currently using.

Layers on the Map

The name of each panel is accompanied by the corresponding icon. It serves not only for a fast identification of the panel, but in some cases — as an indicator of the layer on the map (whether it is on or off).

Layers are relevant for many, but not for all panels. For example, in messages panel a unit's traffic track for a chosen period of time could be shown on the map, in monitoring panel — units' icons, showing their current location, etc. At the same time, in jobs and users panels there is nothing to be shown on the map.

Any of these layers could be switched on/off randomly. Panel's icon is used as a switch. If it's white and has a turquoise point at the left, then the layer is switched on; if it's grey, then the layer is switched off or this particular panel could not have any layer on the map.

After adding any panel to the menu, the icon of the panel is activated automatically. Remove a panel from the main menu and its layer is automatically removed from the map.

Alternative Means of Navigation

If size of a browser window is not large, but there are a lot of panels selected, inscriptions could possibly be not visible, and menu panels would be presented just with icons. In such cases clicking on the icon mostly leads to switching on/off the layer on the map. Therefore, in such cases to switch the panels you should additionally hold <ctrl> on the keyboard.

Another means of navigation is through the menu settings window. Clicking on the name of any clause in settings window, transition to the corresponding panel occurs. In such case, if it were not displayed in menu, it would show up. Also, don't forget, that the layer will be activated automatically after panel's selection in menu settings window.

The same occurs in case of “forced” transitions between panels, for example, during report request out of monitoring panel or during transition from reports to messages. Even if requested panel is not displayed in main menu, a transition takes place successfully. In this case the corresponding clause is added to the menu and the layer becomes active.

Bottom Panel


The map is available regardless of which panel is activated. Usually, it occupies the most of the screen. Units and their traces, geofences and other elements can be displayed on the map.

Map size can be adjusted in relation to work area and log. To do so, drag map scale slider, which is situated in the middle left part of the map, up or down.

To maximize the map size as much as possible, you can hide the work area and the log completely and switch to the full-screen mode by pressing <F11> that is supported by most of browsers.

Using the Map While Working with Different Panels

The map is common for all panels. It means that while switching the panels, zoom and coordinates of the map center remain the same. Graphic elements such as track lines, markers, geofences, units' icons stay on their places as well. Therefore, for example, if you've made a report showing parking locations on the map, and then switched to the tracks panel to create tracks for unit's movement (even if this is an absolutely different unit), all the graphical elements, lines, markers, etc. still will be shown on the map, until you delete them or switch them off.

A lot of panels could have their layers on the map, such as: 'Monitoring', 'Tracks', 'Messages', 'Reports', 'Geofences', 'Routes', 'Drivers' and 'Trailers'. Graphical elements plot on the map in any panel, can be easily switched on/off. Displaying or hiding one or another layer is adjusted for every layer individually — using special switch-button, situated in front of the panel's name in top menu. More…

Map Source

Map Source

To change a map source, click button in the bottom panel. Map choosing menu is conditionally divided into two sections, top and bottom one. Top section contains main map layers, i.e., map sources. Bottom section contains additional or, in other words, informational layers which overlay the main ones (traffic, maritime navigation, etc.). Choose another map from the list and the map area already displayed on your screen will be reloaded from the other source. It is applicable to the main map as well as to the mini-map.

To activate more maps, go to User Settings. There, as well, you can save current position of the map for the further system logins. If you don't have an option for enabling some particular kinds of maps, please, contact your tracking system administrator.

If additional map layers are available, then they can be displayed on the main ones. In other words, all the maps can display the information on road traffic condition or maritime navigation. To enable it, you should select the corresponding flag in the section of additional layers in the map choosing menu ('Google Traffic', 'Yandex Traffic', etc.).

:!: Attention! A map, chosen in this menu influences only the displayed (graphical) map layer. Geocoding (address definition, etc.) is implemented mainly in WBC Fleet Maps.

Map Navigation

There are two basic ways to navigate through the map (or, more precisely, for moving a map on the screen).

  1. Using corresponding buttons: There are four arrow-like buttons in the left top corner of the map for moving it up, down, right and left, correspondingly.
  2. Using a mouse: Click with the left mouse button on any place of the map and holding it drag to the side needed.

Zooming the Map

Zooming the Map

Map zooming can also be implemented in several ways:

  1. Using scale on the map: Zooming scale is situated in the top right corner of the map under navigation buttons. The scale allows to zoom in (+) or zoom out (-). At the same time, the center of the map is staying stable. You can press '+' and '-' buttons to change zoom in step by step mode, or click on any place on the gradation scale.
  2. Using mouse scroll wheel: It is even more convenient to adjust zoom level using mouse scroll wheel. Scroll up corresponds to zoom in, scroll down — to zoom out. During the scrolling action, point a mouse cursor on the place needed so that it would not get out of sight.
  3. Using mouse and <shift> button: To zoom in the chosen area, hold <shift> button and select some area of the map with the left mouse button, the map will be zoomed within this area.
  4. Using double-click: Double-click on any place of the map to zoom it in.

In the left bottom corner of the map the current scale of the map is indicated. Right bottom corner shows us geographical coordinates, mouse cursor is pointed on. Coordinates' format can be either degrees or degrees and minutes. It can be selected in User Settings ⇒ Maps.


Log is an interface element, enabling to look through records of current operations, such as new message/SMS receiving, unit configuration changing, etc. The log contains messages from units in the work list. Depending on quantity of units and equipment configuration, the messages in the log can be received even every second.

Show/hide log button is situated on the bottom panel. A size of the log could be adjusted. Pointing on the upper border of the log a cursor changes its shape to a vertical double arrow. It means that by clicking on this border and dragging it up or down you can change the size of the log. The log window is semitransparent, this allows map and units to be always visible under the log.

If an event registered in the log happens in a certain place (for example, a new location of a unit is detected), you can move to this place on the map clicking on the black arrow at the end of the entry .

The log uses fonts of different colors in order to separate different type of entries from each other. The black color is used for registering unit's state, changing of its location, receiving new SMS messages from units and etc. The green indicates user's activity: creation and editing of places, geofences, user settings changes, etc. Red color is used to display error messages and alarm messages from units.

:!: Note. When emptying a black box or retransmitting past data, messages older than an hour from latest known positional message of a unit are omitted in the log.


Keyboard shortcuts ensure more convenient and quick means to navigate through the system. This feature is activated in User Settings.

Shortcuts for panels navigation:

  • M — Monitoring;
  • T — Tracks;
  • E — Messages;
  • R — Reports;
  • G — Geofences;
  • O — Routes;
  • D — Drivers;
  • I — Trailers.
  • J — Jobs;
  • N — Notifications;
  • U — Users;
  • Y — Units;
  • Z — Unit groups.

Shortcuts for tools activation:

  • 1 — Track Player;
  • 2 — Distance;
  • 3 — Area;
  • 4 — Address;
  • 5 — Routing;
  • 6 — Hittest;
  • 7 — Nearest units;
  • 8 — LBS Detector;
  • 9 — SMS;
  • F — Search on Map.

Other shortcuts:

  • A — Apps;
  • S — User Settings;
  • ~ — show/hide Left Panel;
  • L — show/hide Log.



The calendar is used in many cases: specifying time intervals to generate reports, indicating date and time in notifications, jobs, routs, etc.

Concerning time, its format corresponds to the mask chosen in the user settings dialog. The only exception is that regardless of the mask chosen, seconds are not displayed in the calendar.

There are several methods to handle the calendar and quickly set up a desired date and time: manual input, clicking buttons, using mouse scroll, etc

Method 1.

Date and time can be adjusted without opening the calendar itself — in the text field above it. You can input numbers straight from the keyboard or use the mouse scroll. Place the cursor over time element you want to alter and scroll up (increase value) or down (decrease value).

Method 2.

If you open the calendar, you can adjust date and time clicking on the appropriate buttons: on the top of the calendar — single arrows for months, double arrows for years; on the bottom — arrows for hours and minutes. To change these values you can either click on these buttons or use the mouse scroll. Besides, time can be time on the keyboard.

To finish with date/time selection, choose a day in the central part of the calendar. Only then your adjustments will be applied and the calendar will close.

Method 3.

Today's date can be set with one click. Open the calendar and press the Today button. This action affects year, month and day but not exact time.

Method 4 Calendar

Method 4.

Click on month and year area in the top of the calendar. Year field will appear below. Enter a year using keyboard, click on a month below and then select a day.

Filters and Masks

Lists are composed of various objects created in tracking system (geofences, drivers, custom fields, sensors, etc.) Objects from the lists are shown in the alphabetic order, if the figures go first, then Latin alphabet letters, and then Cyrillic. Capitalization is not considered. New object created (for example, new job or custom field) is originally added to the end of a list. Next time you open this list the objects will be arranged in the alphabetical order. After renaming an object it remains at its former place until reopening the list.

Filters and masks are applied for users' convenience. They enable to narrow a list of items in such a way that only the objects necessary for users will be shown. Also, you can find objects with characteristics or name in a list and specify the objects of tracking system towards which a report, notification, etc. will be applied.

Dynamic Search

If a list contains a great number of items, it may not be so easy to find a necessary one quickly. For your convenience, you can use quick dynamic search. It is applicable for most panels. Start entering item's name (geofences, units, routes, etc. — depending on the panel you currently in). A name could be typed beginning from any part. While typing items that correspond to your query will be immediately displayed.

If you leave the filter field empty, all the available items will be displayed in a list.

The dynamic filter can also be found in unit properties dialog, unit groups, and users when adjusting access rights. Moreover, dynamic filter is used for choosing a resource upon creation of notifications, jobs, geofences, drivers/trailers (their groups, automatic binding lists), and also report templates.

The peculiarities of the dynamic filter usage in the Monitoring panel are described in Unit List Management section.

Searching you can enter special characters such as “*” and “?”, the usage of which is described below.

Name Mask

Besides the dynamic search, filters are also used for specification of an item, which will be effected by report, notification, etc. Item's name mask is created for this purpose; there you can apply special characters: asterisk (*) and question mark (?).

The asterisk sign is a special symbol, which could be inserted in any place of the word in a search field to represent any combination of symbols allowed. The asterisk sign could be put in any place of a search field It can be placed in any place of the query (at the beginning, in the middle, at the end) or in several places at once, depending on which part of the name is known or is the same for several items. For example, if you type *h*nda*, all Hondas and Hyundai vehicles will be found.

Another special symbol that can be used is the question sigh (?). It replaces any single character (only one character). As well as the asterisk sign, it can be put at any place of the query.

The request is not case sensitive.

For example, a unit has two fuel sensors with the names Sensor fuel level and Fuel in tank. We are going to create a notification that would be based on both. To achieve it, in notification properties we must set sensor name mask in such a way that it would correspond to the names of both sensors. In our case, the best choice is *fuel*:

You can do a search without using the asterisk but then you must indicate the name (geofence, driver, sensor, etc.) exactly as it exists in the system.

To find all items of some kind (users, sensors, geofences, etc.), simply type one asterisk in the input box of search terms.

Masks are employed:

  • in notifications to specify sensor, route or driver under control as well as set SMS text mask or parameter in messages;
  • in user properties to set host mask for users;
  • in reports to specify driver, sensor, event/violation, route and its geofence, and when selecting geofences;
  • in the Messages panel to filter found messages;
  • in all panels, masks can be used instead of the dynamic filter.

Manipulations with Lists

Keyboard keys and their combinations can be used working with lists. Using the keys facilitates a lot of operations, such as list navigation, search of necessary items, and their selection.

Dropdown Lists

Means of quick search are also developed for the dropdown lists. For example, this could be the list of units available during reports' generating, messages' request, etc., list of tables during report templates' editing and so on.

To apply quick search, open the list and then enter on keyboard the first letter of item's name. Whether to use capital or lower-case letters is not important, the important thing is a keyboard layout. If the list consists of names, beginning with a specified letter, the list will shift to the first of them.

Continue to press the same button, and you will keep going through the list, highlighting other items beginning with this letter, and after showing all of them, return to the first one. Moreover, to navigate through the list you can you arrows (up/down), and such keyboard buttons as <home> (move to the beginning of the list) or <end> (move to the end of the list).

You can specify the beginning of the name with more than one letter, to do so you need to enter them quickly, while one letter search hasn't been applied yet.

When the choice is made, press <enter> on the keyboard. The dropdown list folds up and the necessary item is chosen.

Multiple Select Box

In the lists of such type you can choose multiple items. To choose several items throughout the list, hold <ctrl> button, and consequently click on the necessary items.

Moreover, the following keys, and their combinations can be used:

<home> — move to the list beginning; <end> — move to the list end; <⇑> (arrow up) — move to the previous item; <⇓> (arrow down) — move to the next item; <ctrl + A> — choose all; <shift + home> — choose everything from the current place to the list beginning; <shift + end> — choose everything from the current place to the list end; <shift + ⇑> — consequently choose the items going up from the current one; <shift + ⇓> — consequently choose the items going down from the current one.

Checkbox list

Multiple choice lists may contain checkboxes indicating whether the item is chosen or not. <ctrl + click> combination can be used in such lists to check/uncheck all the items at once.

:!: Attention! Working on MacOS it is necessary to use <cmd + click> combination instead of <ctrl + click> one.

Input Rules (and examples of incorrect entries)

All editable fields are checked to approve that entered data is valid. If there is incorrect data, the field is highlighted red. Incorrect entries include:

  • Not enough characters in the name or a phone number. Names of monitoring units, unit groups and users must consist of at least 4 characters. Other objects like places, geofences, drivers, report templates, etc. can have names from one character.
  • Excessive number of characters (more than 50) in names of monitoring units, unit groups and users.
  • Letters in numeric fields (phone numbers, sensor values, radius, fuel consumption and trip detector settings, etc.)
    • Forbidden characters:
    • double quotation marks ''
    • curly brackets { }
    • the backslash
  • Partly forbidden characters:
    • spaces are not allowed at the beginning and at the end of editable fields, however, they are allowed at the middle);
    • comma cannot be used in numeric fields as the delimiter (for entering fractional numbers the dot is used).
    • in report templates (column names, table titles, and statistics fields) you cannot use comma, colon, or & symbol.

Using angle brackets ('>' and '<') is allowed but not recommended as, in some cases, they will be automatically substituted for '>' and '<'.

If any entry in a dialog is not valid, it is impossible to save changes or create an object, because OK button becomes not available. There can be also an alert when trying to save incorrect data — Incorrect entry

Phone numbers and e-mail addresses

  • Phone numbers must be in international format. They must contain all necessary codes (country code, communication statement or city code, and then the phone number itself). Brackets, spaces and hyphens are not allowed. The only character that is used entering phone numbers is plus (+) which, if necessary, could be typed before the digits. Examples: +19176726154, +15551234567.
  • E-mail addresses must be in the format user name — the “at” sign (@) — domain name. E-mails can contain letters of Latin alphabet as well as dots (.), hyphens (-) and underscores (_). Example: