You can use iOn IO (input/output) profiles to display custom labels for inputs on the Tracking screen; these must correspond to the actual digital inputs generated by your devices (such as a Plow Up and Plow Down label for the active and inactive status of a plow input). If you need to change the properties of one of your profiles, follow these steps:

For an explanation of the features of the Admin - IO Profiles screen, go to Navigating the Admin - IO Profiles Screen.

  1. Obtain either an install sheet or installation manual for the type of device/vehicle you are editing the profile for, making sure that it specifies the input numbers and what they are used for (such as input 2 being used for a plow), and keep it handy.
  2. Click  >> Admin >> IO Profiles.
    The Admin - IO Profiles screen will appear and display the Manage IO Profiles list.
  3. If the IO profile is in a subgroup of the one you have selected in the Group Chooser, click Include Subgroups at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Scroll down to the profile you need to modify or filter the Name column to find it. (See Sorting and Filtering Column Data if needed.)
  5. In the row of the IO profile, click  under Actions.
    The Edit IO Profile Name dialog box will appear.
  6. To change the name of the IO profile, select the text in the Name field and type the new one, including the device and/or vehicle and perhaps also the specified inputs.
  7. If you would like to place the profile in a different group, click the Group drop-down arrow and select the group from the list.
    Note: Only assets assigned to the group you choose will be able to have this IO profile applied to them, plus its subgroups if you make the profile inheritable. If you want the profile to be able to be used by every asset, in every group, place it in your top-level group (and make sure that Inheritable is selected).
  8. Make sure that the Status field is set to Enabled.
    Note: Future plans include being able to set an IO profile to Disabled or Suspended and then not allow it to be associated with an asset. This feature isn't currently working, however.
  9. If you want the IO profile to be able to be applied to assets in subgroups of the group it is assigned to (so the subgroups, or child groups, inherit the profile from the parent group), make sure that Inheritable is selected.
    If you want it to be available only for that single group's assets, deselect Inheritable.
  10. If you need to change the label text of one of the existing digital inputs, follow these steps:
    1. If you need to edit the input number, under Digital Input X, in which X is the previous input number, click the Input drop-down arrow.
      Input options 1 through 7 will appear in a drop-down list. Any inputs currently specified will be grayed out.
    2. In the list, click Input X, choosing the correct input number (as specified on the installation sheet or manual).
      The label fields will be updated with the new input number.
    3. To update the label wording, select the current value in the Input X Label field and type the new text, such as "Left Brush."
    4. You can update the active label by selecting the Input X Active Label text and typing a new label indicating what the active state of this input is, such as "Down."
    5. You can update the inactive label by selecting the Input X Inactive Label text and typing a new label indicating what the inactive state of this input is, such as "Up."
  11. If you need to add labels for another input type for the IO profile, click  to the left of Add Input.
    Another set of Digital Input options will appear.
  12. Repeat step 10 for the new input.
  13. Repeat steps 11 and 12 for any further inputs you need to add.
  14. To remove a digital input, clickto the right of its Digital Input X header.
    A confirmation dialog box will appear.
  15. Click Confirm.
  16. After you have made all the updates you need, click Save.
    Your IO profile edits will appear in the Manage IO Profiles grid.

Note: After you edit a profile, make sure to associate it to the assets using its device and inputs (as shown in Adding an Asset and Editing an Asset). The IO profile's defined input labels won't be displayed on the Tracking screen if it is not applied to the appropriate assets.