Disclaimer: features differ based on Subscription Plan 

To work with the General tab, you should have the following access rights: 

  • View custom fields — to see the unit type;

  • Manage custom fields — to edit the unit type;

  • Edit connectivity settings — to see and edit the device type, unique ID, phone number, and password.

On this tab, you can specify general unit properties. The required fields are marked with an asterisk (*). 


The name of the unit should contain from 4 to 50 characters. The unit is displayed with this name on the map, in the work list, in the reports.

Unit type

The field is a drop-down list in which you can select one of the suggested unit types (vehicle, person, animal, container, machine-tool, and so on). To cancel the selection, click on the icon.

If the value Vehicle is selected, and the vehicle type and subtype are not indicated on the Profile tab, then the link Specify the vehicle type is displayed next to the Unit type field. Click on the link to go to the vehicle type and subtype selection.

Device Type

The type of device installed on the unit. Start typing the name of the device model or find it in the drop-down list. If the required device is not listed, you can send a request for its integration.

The three device types you use most frequently are shown on the right. You can select them with a click.

The icon is displayed next to the field for some device types. Click on it to open the Device configuration window with additional settings available for the selected type.

Server Address

The domain name or IP address of the server (switched with the button ) to which the data is sent, and the port of the hardware. The field is filled in automatically after selecting the device type.

Unique ID

The identification number of the device in the system. It can be the IMEI, serial number, or a custom value. In the hardware information on the omnimatics.io website, you can find out what is used as a unique ID for your device type. The IMEI and serial number are usually indicated on the tracker.

The maximum length is 100 characters.

Units shouldn't have the same Unique ID. If you create a unit with an ID which is already used for another unit, this value is not saved.

Phone Number 

The phone number of the SIM card installed in the device. It should be indicated in the international format (for example, +60 XXXX XXXX). If the device supports two SIM cards, you can specify the second number.

Units and drivers shouldn't have the same phone number. If you create a unit with a phone number which is already used for another unit or driver, this value is not saved.


The password of access to the unit which is required in some device types to execute commands and receive data. 


The user who is the creator for this unit (if you have any access to this user). Read more about the creator here.


Here you can see to which account the unit belongs (if you have any access to this account).

Units with the same ID within a certain type of device type, as well as units or drivers with the same phone numbers, cannot exist in the system. If you are attempting to create a unit with an ID or a phone number that is already in use in the system, a special alert is displayed. However, the unit is created anyway but with empty ID or phone number values which can be edited later.

Unit parameters can be set in different measurement systems. When creating new units, the system of measures for them is taken from the settings of the current user. Therefore, to set a system of measurement for a unit, it is necessary to select a corresponding system of measurement in the settings of the current user.

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