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    How to Work With and Create Multi-Radio Coverage Trails Reports

    Multi-Radio Coverage Trails reports are an expanded type of Coverage Trails report to support devices with multiple radios*, such as the AirLink XR80 and XR90. The report is ideal for evaluating multiple cellular carriers and understanding the cellular environment.

    This report applies only to systems running AirLink OS.

    The report shows you the specific connectivity status during trips within the reporting period. As with the original report, the default view of the Multi-Radio Coverage Trails provides a color-coded trail based on the signal strength recorded. The report has been further enhanced to provide insight into Carrier, Cellular Bands and Cellular Technology for the multiple radios.

    Given the data-rich output of this report, it can only be run on a single device at a time. For an XR Series router, the report lets you view reports for XP1 Cellular, XP2 Cellular and LPWA Cellular interfaces.

    * While the Multi-Radio Coverage Trails report was designed for devices with multiple cellular radios, it will also function for single-radio devices running AirLink OS (such as the AirLink RX55).

    The report includes an interactive timeline below the map, showing you data for the selected cellular interface and for the selected category. The timeline is divided into segments that indicate status changes.

    You can select the following categories for the report to display. Clicking the radio buttons will refresh the map and timeline views:

    • Signal Strength, 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

    • Carrier Name

    • Cellular Band

    • Cellular Technology

    Viewing a Multi-Radio Coverage Trails Report

    The scrolling area under the timeline shows a linear, condensed view of the main report shown on the map. Click and drag the horizontal scroll bar to move within the report timeline, and drag the sizing bars to zoom in or out. Click Reset Zoom on the map to restore the default view.

    You can also SHIFT + Click, then select an area on the map to view a trip segment in detail on the map and timeline.

    The colors shown in the timeline match the colors shown in the selection box on the map.

    Click a trip segment on the map to display additional information.

    Creating a Multi-Radio 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 Multi-radio 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 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.

    You can select only one system for Multi-Radio Coverage Trails reports, and the system must be running AirLink OS.

    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.