Data forward

The DataForward plugin can be used to forward the unmodified data sent from a device to one or many other servers. For example a GpsGate Server setup for testing that needs some real world data. Or some other tracking system.

In this way you can use one GpsGate Server as a data switch. Selected sets of device data is forwarded to selected servers.

Installation

1. Login to Site Admin
2. Go to Plugins > Get More Plugins.
5. Install DataForward

Setup server addresses

1. Login to Site Admin
2. Go to Service (top menu)
3. Go to Data Forward (left menu)
4. Click on Add Server
5. Enter a name, the IP to forward data to and port number (the port number will be the same port number the device's brand port number).
6. Save.

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You can add any number of servers. In the next step it is explained how you direct which devices to which servers.

Activate in applications

1. Login to Site Admin
2. Go to Applications
3. Click on the application you want to add Data Forward to.
4. Select _DataForward under Privileges and Features
5. Select the Servers you want enabled for this application under _DataForward
6. Scroll down and press Save.
7. Login to application.
8. Select Admin > Roles menu.
9. Click on Create Copy next to _Unit
10. Enter a name e.g. Data Forward to MyServer. Click Next
11. Select the users you want data forwarded for (we recommend testing with one first). Click Next.
12. Select _DataForward and the server you want to enable.
13. Save.

Now data from devices in this Role will be forwarded to your external server. Data is forwarded in unmodified form.

Note: you need to create users with the correct Device ID/IMEI number in the application where the data is forwarded to. You can do this for example by exporting a list of users from your source application using this report (read how to import a report in an application here) and importing in the destination application such users using the import user feature.

Profiling

Login to Site Admin > System ToolsProfiler
Under the category DataForward you can find statistics on data forwarded to each server.