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    How to work with and create Coverage Trails reports

    The Coverage Trails report shows you the specific connectivity status during trips within the reporting period. The Coverage Trail provides a colour-coded trail based on the signal strength recorded. You can use this report to identify regions that may have connectivity quality-of-service issues.

    You can view results for various systems, trips, segments and zones by selecting from the lists at the top of the map.

    The Signal Strength is indicated by colors.

    • Green = Good (4 to 5 bars)
    • Orange = Fair (3 bars)
    • Yellow = Poor (2 bars)
    • Red = Inadequate (1 bar)
    • Gray = No Signal Data

    Click on a trip segment to display additional information.

    Creating a Coverage Trails Report

    From the Reporting dashboard, click the Create a New Report icon.

    An empty report screen appears.

    Select a Template

    Choose how often you’d like this report to be run. Click:

    • Single for a one-time report

    • Weekly

    • Monthly

    • Yearly

    Under Report Properties, you can complete the scheduling for your new report. The section below describes how to configure the time and the day on which you’d like your report to run.

    To run a report immediately, click Run Report.

    Define the Report Properties

    The required fields for creating a valid report are Type, Name and Range.

    Select the Report Type

    Select Coverage Trails from the Type menu.

    Enter a Name and Description

    Give your report a brief, descriptive name. You may want to use a driver’s name, a vehicle model, and/or the AirLink router model, depending on the type of report you run.

    Below the Name field, you can enter a longer report description. You may want to include the report’s schedule and reporting zone.

    Select the Reporting Range

    The Range menu lists the options for the reporting period. You can select a predefined Reporting Range, or configure a Custom range.

    If scheduling a recurring report, select one of the relative date ranges (Yesterday or Last 7 Days, for example). Selecting an absolute range will generate the same results each time.

    If you click Custom, a calendar appears, allowing you to select a start date/time and an end date/time for your report.

    Select Recipient Email Addresses

    Click the Recipient Emails field to select the people you would like to be notified when the report is run.

    You can also manually enter email addresses in this field.

    Select the Export File Formats

    Coverage Map reports can be exported as .kml files.

    To select the export file format, click the KML button.

    Select Zones

    For Coverage Trails reports, you can specify inclusion and exclusion zones.

    • Any location data or vehicle incident data collected outside the “Included” zones is filtered out of the report results.

    • Any location data or vehicle incident data collected inside the “Excluded” zones is filtered out of the report results.

    If the inclusion and exclusion zones overlap, the “Include” filter is applied first, followed by the “Exclude” filter.

    The zones available to you are defined in the Configure > Zones section.

    For more information, see How to Create a Zone .

    Select Units

    You can choose to render your reports in metric or imperial units.

    Select the Systems

    Select the systems for which you want to run your new report. Select checkboxes for the desired system(s), or filter the list to narrow down your choices. You do not need to use the checkboxes to select specific systems. Selecting the checkboxes will override general filters.

    Select Advanced Settings: Start and End Dates

    The Advanced settings are optional. If you enable these settings, you may want to set a reminder (external to AirVantage) to notify yourself of the start and end dates.

    Click the Advanced button to display options for selecting start and end dates for your reports. For example, you can configure a weekly report to run for two months starting one week from today.

    Clicking Start Time or Run Until displays a calendar on which you can define a start date/time and end date/time.

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