A Unit is either a virtual or physical segment in a Site. The Unit inherits the physical location and GPS coordinates of its Site.
- The Unit name is unique within a Site. A Unit with the same name can be defined at another Site.
- A Unit normally has a physical location, but Units can also be virtual, without any identifiable physical location. Virtual Units are normally used as a repository for unmetered Common Areas.
- The Unit inherits the minimum balance configured at the Site level; this can be overridden at the Unit level.
Using a Commercial Mall as an example:
- Site: The mall itself.
- Units: The shops within the mall and metered Common Areas within the mall.
- Virtual Common Area: All unmetered Common Areas.
In most cases, a Unit is an identifiable physical segmentation within a Site. In some cases, a Unit can be virtual; a virtual Unit normally represents all un-metered Common Areas. Units usually have Meters and Consumers associated with them.
- A Unit is defined within the context of a Site.
- Units and Sites can be Tagged.
- Tagging enables the creation of multi-hierarchical structures.
- Special types of Units can be a physical segmentation of a Site or a virtual segmentation.
- A Unit can be flagged as a Common Area. The default is to a non-common area unit.
- There can be more than one Common Area Unit per Site.
- There can be more than one virtual Unit per Site.