An Omnitracs XRS Mobile maintenance release will be made available on June 29, 2020. This maintenance release includes new features, enhancements, and software corrections for Omnitracs XRS Mobile.
Once this release is available, Omnitracs XRS Mobile will download the new version of Omnitracs XRS Mobile in the background. After the new version is downloaded, Omnitracs XRS Mobile will prompt the driver to update the next time they log out.
The Omnitracs XRS system will remain available during the deployment of the new version of Omnitracs XRS Mobile and no outage is expected.
New Features and Enhancements
This section highlights new features that function across multiple areas.
Updates to Time-Sensitive Prompt to Change Duty Status
When a vehicle has been stopped for five minutes, the driver receives a notification asking if they want to automatically change their duty status from Drive to On Duty. This prompt remains on the screen for one minute before the driver is automatically switched to On Duty status.
Drivers using Android 10+ devices now receive this prompt as a notification that overlays the app rather than as an in-app prompt; Omnitracs XRS Mobile remains in the background. Drivers can then select Yes or No from the notification.
Drivers using Android devices up to version 9 see no changes to the prompt; Omnitracs XRS Mobile is brought to the foreground and the prompt is displayed in the app.
In addition, for all versions of Android, the prompt is now protected from any other activity that might interrupt the one-minute timer. This means the driver’s duty status will not be affected if the driver moves away from Omnitracs XRS Mobile to use other applications.
CEV-59, CEV-42, CEV-46
The mobile now performs additional indirect camera health status checks that provide you with more accurate and detailed information about the camera’s status.
- The mobile performs an indirect check for the following types of invalid video folder names:
- a folder name of the wrong length
- a folder name that contains invalid characters
- a folder name that doesn’t follow the correct date/time structure
- a folder name that contains a date and time in the future
If it finds one of these invalid folder names, it sends the value “Corrupt Directory” to the host.
- The mobile also performs an indirect check of the SD card. If it finds that the camera is deleting newer files instead of the oldest files, or if the list of video folders contains more than 24 items (one day's worth of video folders), it sends the value “SD Card Needs Replacement” to the host.
The values sent from the mobile to the host appear in the Summary column of the Camera Status Summary Report.