You can use CalAmp 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:

  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. In the CalAmp application, in the sidebar menu on the left, click .
  3. Click IO Profiles on the flyout menu that appears.
    The Admin - IO Profiles screen will appear.
  4. If the IO profile is in a subgroup of the one you have selected in the Group Chooser, make sure that View Subgroups is toggled on at the bottom of the screen.
  5. Scroll down to the profile you need to modify.
  6. In the row of the IO profile, click  at the far right.
  7. Click Edit IO Profile.
    The Edit IO Profile dialog box will appear.
  8. To change the name of the IO profile, select the text in the Name field and type the new one, including the vehicle type and perhaps also the device and specified inputs, such as "4233_Sweeper_LeftBrush2_RightBrush3_Vac5" or just "Snow Plow," depending on how many kinds of profiles you have and your need to keep them differentiated.
  9. 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).
  10. Make sure that the IO Profile 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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).
    3. To update the label wording, select the current value in its Input Label field and type the new text, such as "Left Brush."
    4. You can update the active label by selecting the Input 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 Inactive Label text and typing a new label indicating what the inactive state of this input is, such as "Up."
    6. If you want any idle time accrued when the input is engaged to be recorded as Working Idle time for the Idle Detail and Idle Summary reports, make sure that the Working Idle When Input Active check box is selected. (If this is not chosen, any idle time will be placed under Waste Idle for these reports.)
  13. If you need to add labels for another input type for the IO profile, click  to the far right of Device Digital Inputs.
    Another set of Digital Input options will appear.
  14. Repeat step 12 for the new input.
  15. Repeat steps 13 and 14 for any further inputs you need to add.
  16. To remove a digital input, click to the right of its Digital Input X header.
    A confirmation dialog box will appear.
  17. Click Yes, Delete.
  18. After you have made all the updates you need, click Done.
    Your IO profile edits will appear in the Admin - IO Profiles grid.

    Also, a success message will appear at the bottom of the screen.
  19. Click OK to dismiss it. (Or you can wait a few seconds, and it will automatically close.)

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.