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    How to Work With and Create Coverage Map Reports

    The Coverage Map report shows you system network connectivity status during trips within the reporting period. The Coverage Map consists of squares shaded green (good), amber (average) or red (poor) based on the signal strength recorded. You can use this report to identify regions that may have connectivity quality-of-service issues.

    By default, locations where the system spent less than 30 seconds are not shown.

    You can view results for various radios, carriers, cellular technologies and radio bands by selecting from the lists at the top of the map.

    Radios refers to the cellular radio module in the router. The list may include:

    • Cellular: Internal radio module for a single-radio router
    • XP Cellular: Radio module in the optional XP cartridge for an AirLink XR80
    • XP1 Cellular: Radio module in the XP1 cartridge for an AirLink XR90
    • XP2 Cellular: Radio module in the XP2 cartridge for an AirLink XR90
    • LPWA Cellular: Internal radio module used for ALMS Out of Band Management

    Single-radio routers include the AirLink RV55, RX55, LX60, MP70 and XR80 (base model). Multi-radio routers include the AirLink XR80 (with XP cartridge) and XR90.

    To view the details for a map segment, click the desired segment.

    Samples is the number of all WAN-related datapoints reported by the system(s) during the report period.

    Creating a Coverage Map 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 Map 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 gateway or 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.

    The maximum report duration for Coverage Map is 31 days.

    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 Coverage Quality Intervals

    Use the sliders to adjust the percentages for reporting Poor, Average and Good coverage.

    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.

    You can include a maximum of 100 systems in a Coverage Map report.

    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.