CalAmp uses the term asset for the equipment you are tracking; generally speaking, this will mean vehicle, but it also could be farm equipment, cargo containers — anything of value to you that could be in motion and therefore trackable. The Admin - Assets screen is where your organization's software administrator will add new assets (either individually or in bulk using the import feature), edit or delete existing ones, and associate drivers or CalAmp Tags to them.

To view your assets, follow these steps:

  1. In the sidebar menu on the left, click .
  2. Click Assets on the flyout menu that appears.
    The Admin - Assets screen will appear.
    By default, your assets are listed by name in ascending order (from lowest to highest for numbers, or from A to Z for words).
  3. If you want to see assets in subgroups of the one you have selected in the Group Chooser, make sure that View Subgroups is selected at the bottom of the screen.
  4. You can scroll down the grid to see all the assets you have available.
  5. To find a particular asset, you can sort or filter the Name or Device column, as shown in Sorting and Filtering Column Data.
  6. You can export the grid data to a CSV (comma-separated value) file by clicking  at the top right.
  7. You can add or remove columns by clicking at the top right of the grid and following the steps in Customizing Displayed Columns.
  8. If you don't have CalAmp save grid modifications you make automatically for all the application's screens (if the Automatically Save Grid Settings toggle in the Preferences area of My Profile is deselected — see Viewing Your Profile and Setting Your Preferences), you can save any layout changes you've made to the Admin - Assets screen by clicking . (If you haven't made any layout updates you can save, will be above the grid instead.) See Saving Grid Changes for an Individual Screen for more details.
    Here is an explanation of the column headers:
    • Group: The name of the fleet group the asset belongs to.
    • Name: The asset identifier, which is often a number.
    • Alias: An optional secondary identifier for the asset; this is used by only a few customers.
    • Type: The classification for the asset, such as Vehicle.
    • Category: The grouping to which you've assigned the asset, such as Heavy-Duty Truck (if your organization has designated categories).
    • Engine Type: The kind of engine the asset contains (if any), such as Gas, Diesel, Hybrid, or Electric.
    • Schedule: The asset's specified set of days and hours it is permitted to be operated. Asset schedules are designed to work in coordination with the Unauthorized Usage reports, which show when assets were used in a time window that was not allowed (for example, outside of their assigned schedule of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). In addition, you can set an alert to be triggered should its event occur any time outside the applied scheduled. (See Adding an Unauthorized Usage Notification.)
    • Device: The asset's LMU, which is usually listed by its ESN (electronic serial number).
    • Asset Assignments: Any CalAmp Tags associated with the asset, such as those placed on tools, or other assets assigned to it, such as a trailer. In the row of the trailer or CalAmp Tag, this value will be the vehicle asset it belongs to.
    • Status: The asset's current state in the database, which will usually be Enabled.
      Note: A very few CalAmp customers have a setup in which devices can be disabled to prevent the asset's use (for example, if their customers have ceased payment).
  9. Just below the grid are icons that enable you to navigate through the pages of data, if needed. See Paging Options for an explanation of these.