Devices house any and all sensors on the sensemetrics platform. This article will briefly cover:
The first step to visualizing data on the sensemetrics platform is to add a connection to a project, then attach subsequent devices and sensors.
Note: The ability to add/modify a connection, device, or sensor is dependent upon the project role.
After adding a device to a Thread, it will populate on the right-hand side the column of the Connectivity Module under 'Devices & Sensors'. Each Device will be associated back to a single connection. A device or sensor will not be able to connect without first establishing a connection that will transmit the data to the sensemetrics platform.
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A Device is an entity that is physically plugged into the Thread and is used to configure the sensors associated with that device.
Sensors initially collect the data in the field and the connection aggregates the data from all associated sensors and sends it to the sensemetrics platform. However, a device may act as an intermediary between a connection and a sensor. Devices may read a variety of metrics and calculations, which each need its own representation.
In the example above, a Vibrating Wire Datalogger has been added as one of a Thread's devices. A VW Datalogger can have multiple Piezometers attached to it that each need individual representation. Each of these piezometers will be represented as its own sensor. A Datalogger can read its own voltage and temperature which will both be represented as sensors as well.
Add a Device
A Creator on the project must first add and configure a device before it shows up in the Device Configuration page. The simple step by step process is described in the Device Configuration Overview or visit the devices & sensors page.
Note: A Device associated with a sensemetrics Thread connection is the most common use-case for the platform. It is when a device is physically connected to a Thread via one of its device ports. That device can then have multiple sensors associated with it. However, a device can be associated with a database connection like a GeoMos or Spider connection. In this scenario, the device is just used to group the sensors beneath it. These will be automatically added when the connection is added.
The device status will mimic its parent connection if the connection turns blue or red. A Device can also go red independently of the connection due to device-level issues.
|A green indicator represents the device is currently connected to the network|
|A red indicator will indicate the device is either powered down or not able to establish a connection|
|A blue indicator represents a device on a power schedule|
|Click the arrow drop down icon to view a device's associated sensors|
Sort devices and sensors by type, status, last activity and more
|Hide devices and their associated sensors. You can hide by archived, offline, low power, and always on|
|Check the box next to any device to select all associated sensors and bulk perform sensor actions located at the top of the 'Devices & Sensors' module.|
|Check the box next to any connection to only view its associated devices and sensors|
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