Navigating through Device Details

Navigating through Device Details

Device Details helps you to determine device performance, status, history and allows you to interact with devices in order to adjust their functioning with the aim of increasing optimum performance.

There are a few ways on how you can get to device details:

  1. Via the Site Menu go to your Building > Devices > Select Desired Device > Device Details (the same can also be achieved via floor plans)

  2. Searching for a device by its name via the Search Function and selecting it will take you directly to its Device Details page

  3. Via the Site Dashboard > Areas > Select Floor > Click on Device Name > Device Details


 Using Device Details

In both ways you will reach the device details page which is divided into three main sections:

  • Points of the devices

  • Charts - device history

  • Right hand sidebar

In the left section you will see all points grouped by type (e.g Concentration, Pressure, Fan)  and represented visually.   You can turn the visualization on or off by selecting the    button on the left side of each point. Upon enabling, the visualization will show a trend of the point depending on the type of the point (i.e. graph, boolean, etc.) 


Hovering on points it will show  a write icon on its right side.



 Selecting it will take you to the Write Point menu where you can modify the values based on your preferences.


Device History


History will show a historical performance of the selected device. For example in the case of a HVAC device it will show the temperature history. The default time period to view the history is 2 days; however, this can be modified to longer and shorter lengths in the upper right hand corner of history.

In cases of temperature history, Outside Air Temperature can also be selected in order to show it in comparison with the temperature values provided by the device.

Hovering upon the chart will show you the name of the point, its value as well as the exact time for the given value.


Right hand sidebar

The right sidebar inside of device details has multiple options including:

  1. Device Information: Here you can see all relevant device information including edge device, building, area, location, device name, type, tags, and reference

  1. References: References will show the associated devices to the selected device.

  1. Attachments: Here you can add notes and upload attachments related to the device.

  1. Active Events: View and manage all active events related to the selected device.

  1. Dashboard View: View Device Details categorized by point type as determined by the device itself.



Exporting Charts

  1. Navigate to Device Details through the steps mentioned in the first part of this article.

  2. Click on the export button on the upper right hand corner of the chart.

  3. For exporting you can select between PDF and image views.

  4. Note: PDFs are preferred as standalone documents whereas image views are appropriate if you need to integrate them into an existing document, presentation, etc.



Basic View

You can also switch to the dashboard view by using the  button   in the lower right corner In the dashboard view
 

Basic View of the device details page is divided into three main sections:

  • Inputs, Variables, and Outputs for the selected device

  • History (if applicable)

  • Temperature History (if applicable)

  • Right hand sidebar

In the first three quadrants named Input, Variable, and Output, the users can interact with the device, see its actual values which are shown through sensors as well as device points status.

  • Inputs represent the values and feedback from physical or network connected sensors (i.e. temperature, current, status, etc.)

  • Variables are the options that you can change to your desired settings (i.e. setpoints).

  • Outputs control and display the device behavior that changes per our set variables.


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