Configuring Device Buzzer Thresholds

Some devices include an optional buzzer feature, PNP-3000VB and GPSI-3900 with vPOD for diagnostics. When enabled, the device uses recommended (default) thresholds that alert drivers for the following behaviors:

  • Rapid acceleration (.33650g)
  • Harsh braking (.36709g)
  • Hard right and left turning events (.35690g)
  • Idling (300 seconds / 5 minutes)
  • Speeding (76 mph)

The buzzer feature on the PNP device is disabled at the time of shipment/installation. To enable this feature, contact your Account Manager. The GPSI-3900 (with vPOD for diagnostics) buzzer feature is not built in; however, it can be included as an add-on. This feature must be requested during installation if desired.

The default device thresholds are set at the time of shipment/installation. If you would like to set new defaults for your organization, users with Vehicle Admin permissions can set them using the Device Threshold Configuration page (available only if your account has the supported PNP-3000VB and GPSI-3900 devices). You can apply your preferred defaults to multiple applicable devices, or you can configure device settings individually.

Because these are device-level hardware settings, changing device configuration requires the device to restart; therefore, adjust these settings infrequently and during off hours as much as possible.

Accessing the Device Threshold Configuration Page

To access the Device Threshold Configuration Page:

This page allows you to set, change, or view device configurations for one or more vehicles, create new configurations for your account, or select an existing configuration threshold to edit or delete.

  1. From the portal, click on the More menu, and click Device Configuration.

The Device Threshold Configuration page appears.

The Configurations on the right may not show what thresholds your devices were or are currently programmed with.

Creating, Editing, and Deleting PNP Configurations

To Create a new PNP Configuration:

  1. From the PNP Configurations area, click the New button.

The Create a new PNP Configuration window appears.

Thresholds displayed in the window automatically are the minimum values that can be entered.

  1. Enter a name for the new configuration and the preferred threshold values.

Idling values are limited to 30 second increments.

  1. Click the Save button.

The new configuration is displayed in the Configurations area.

To Edit a Device Threshold Configuration:

  1. From the Configurations area, use the drop-down window to select the device threshold you would like to edit.
  2. Click the Edit button.

The selected configuration detail window appears.

  1. Enter one or more new preferred thresholds.
  2. Click the Save button.

The new threshold values are displayed in the Configurations area.

To Delete a Device Threshold Configuration:

  1. From the Configurations area, use the drop-down window to select the device threshold you would like to delete.
  2. Click the Delete button.

The Delete Configuration prompt appears.

  1. Click the Delete Configuration button.

The configuration is removed from your list of device configurations.

Assigning, Changing, and Viewing Configurations on Vehicles

To Assign/Change a Configuration to a Vehicle:

  1. Locate the vehicle in the Configurable Devices area in the list or using the Search bar.
  2. Click the Assign a Configuration icon ().

The Assign Configuration window appears.

You can select a preset configuration with the Select a Configuration button or create a one-time configuration to send to this device with the Custom Configuration button.

  1. If selecting a configuration to assign, use the drop-down window to select the preferred configuration. If creating a one-time configuration to send, enter the preferred threshold values.
  2. Click the Save button.

The device updates with the newly assigned configuration as of vehicle ignition on.

To Assign/Change a Configuration to Multiple Vehicles

  1. From the Configurable Devices area, click the Configure Multiple Devices checkbox ().
  2. Use the drop-down window to select a configuration to assign to multiple vehicles.
  3. Check the boxes for individual vehicles or click the Check All button () to automatically check the box for all vehicles.
  4. Click the Save Assignments button.

To View Configurations on a Device:

  1. Click the Download Settings from Device icon ().

The download contains the current device threshold settings.

  1. Click on the Device Configuration next to the vehicle’s serial number.

The vehicle row expands displaying the assigned configuration threshold and the current device threshold settings downloaded from the device.

Viewing Buzzer Notification History

The Driving Violations Summary provides an overview of in-cab alert notifications when a vehicle/vehicle group violates acceptable thresholds for the selected vehicle/vehicle group and the Driving Violations Detail contains the time the alert occurred, cause of the alert, and more.

To View the Driving Violations Summary Report:

  1. From the Portal, hover over the Reports menu.
  2. Click the Driving Violations Summary report.
  3. Select a vehicle or vehicle group and date(s) or date range, and click Run Report.

The Driving Violations Summary report displays four interactive graphs, a violation count breakdown, and violation totals for each vehicle selected in the report parameters.

Visit the Driving Violations Summary article for additional information.

To View the Driving Violations Detail Report:

  1. From the Portal, hover over the Reports menu.
  2. Click the Driving Violations Detail report.
  3. Select a vehicle or vehicle group and date(s) or date range, and click Run Report.

The Driving Violations Detail displays vehicle name, VIN, Driver (if assigned), violation time, and violation type: Acceleration, Deceleration, Cornering, Idling, and Speeding.

  1. From the Portal, hover over the Account menu, hover over Manage Vehicles, and click Configure device thresholds.

The Device Threshold Configuration page appears.

The Configurations on the right may not show what thresholds your devices were or are currently programmed with.

Creating, Editing, and Deleting Configurations

To create a new Configuration:

  1. From the Configurations area, click the New button.

The Create a new Configuration window appears.

Thresholds displayed in the window automatically are the minimum values that can be entered.

  1. Enter a name for the new configuration and the preferred threshold values.

Idling values are limited to 30 second increments.

  1. Click the Save button.

The new configuration is displayed in the Configurations area.

To Edit a Device Threshold Configuration:

  1. From the Configurations area, use the drop-down window to select the device threshold you would like to edit.
  2. Click the Edit button.

The selected configuration detail window appears.

  1. Enter one or more new preferred thresholds.
  2. Click the Save button.

The new threshold values are displayed in the Configurations area.

To Delete a Device Threshold Configuration:

  1. From the Configurations area, use the drop-down window to select the device threshold you would like to delete.
  2. Click the Delete button.

The Delete Configuration prompt appears.

  1. Click the Delete Configuration button.

The configuration is removed from your list of device configurations.

Assigning, Changing, and Viewing Configurations on Vehicles

To Assign/Change a Configuration to a Vehicle:

  1. Locate the vehicle in the Configurable Devices area in the list or using the Search bar.
  2. Click the Assign a Configuration icon ().

The Assign Configuration window appears.

You can select a preset configuration with the Select a Configuration button or create a one-time configuration to send to this device with the Custom Configuration button.

  1. If selecting a configuration to assign, use the drop-down window to select the preferred configuration. If creating a one-time configuration to send, enter the preferred threshold values.
  2. Click the Save button.

The device updates with the newly assigned configuration as of vehicle ignition on.

To Assign/Change a Configuration to Multiple Vehicles

  1. From the Configurable Devices area, click the Configure Multiple Devices checkbox ().
  2. Use the drop-down window to select a configuration to assign to multiple vehicles.
  3. Check the boxes for individual vehicles or click the Check All button () to automatically check the box for all vehicles.
  4. Click the Save Assignments button.

To View Configurations on a Device:

  1. Click the Download Settings from Device icon ().

The download contains the current device threshold settings.

  1. Click on the Device Configuration next to the vehicle’s serial number.

The vehicle row expands displaying the assigned configuration threshold and the current device threshold settings downloaded from the device.

Viewing Buzzer Notification History

The Driving Violations Summary provides an overview of in-cab alert notifications when a vehicle/vehicle group violates acceptable thresholds for the selected vehicle/vehicle group and the Driving Violations Detail contains the time the alert occurred, cause of the alert, and more.

To View the Driving Violations Summary Report:

  1. From the Portal, hover over the Reports menu.
  2. Click the Driving Violations Summary report.
  3. Select a vehicle or vehicle group and date(s) or date range, and click Run Report.

The Driving Violations Summary report displays four interactive graphs, a violation count breakdown, and violation totals for each vehicle selected in the report parameters.

Visit the Driving Violations Summary article for additional information.

To View the Driving Violations Detail Report:

  1. From the Portal, hover over the Reports menu.
  2. Click the Driving Violations Detail report.
  3. Select a vehicle or vehicle group and date(s) or date range, and click Run Report.

The Driving Violations Detail displays vehicle name, VIN, Driver (if assigned), violation time, and violation type: Acceleration, Deceleration, Cornering, Idling, and Speeding.