Views are the customizable dashboards used to show graphs or sensor information in one page.
The Views are created and edited by the admin users, and there are two kind:
- Organization views: Accessible to all users of the organization, whether they are Admins or Operator
- User views: Only accessible to the user that created it
Accessing the views
There are different ways to access the views:
- Through the left menu: go to Views and expand the Organization (for Organization Views) or User (for User Views). If the view is a a multisite view the selection tree will be shown to select the correct location
- Through the location tree
- Through the dashboard map
Creating a View
To create view click on +New View on Views
Once done that fill the name of the view, the location associated with the view and the name of each tab that will be set. Create as many tabs as needed.
On the views the data is shown in widgets.
To move the widgets around, change to edit mode and use the left and right arrows on the top of the widget. Move them until they reach the desired position and then save the view.
The widgets can be off the following types
Shows only the values of one sensor. It can show the state, a list of values, a graph (plot) or a historic graph history. Select them by using the drop down on the top of the widget
Multi sensor plot
Shows the graph for different sensors on the same widget
Shows a button for the corresponding configured action
Shows several buttons for multiple actions
Shows the state and/or value of several sensors under the same widget
Once the Widget is added, it can be configured by pressing the config button on the top right corner.
After pressing that button, configure the widget and hit save:
In the config of the widget it is necessary:
- The width of the widget
- The Title
- The sensor (or sensors) from which the data will be taken
- The criteria to limit the size of the data
- Grouping info for the Plot type. With this the data can be grouped by periods of time through different methods, like the average (mean), maximum, minimum, etc.
One special kind of widget is the Live Video one. This only work with the WebVLC plugin. To configure it the user must include the RSTP/RTP URL of the stream from the camera that wants to show.
Once configured and saved, the user only has to press the play button to start to watch the live video stream.
The live video widget only works with Mozilla Firefox (v39 or later) or Safari (version 9 or later). The VLC plugin needs to be installed in the computer playing the video, and direct IP connectivity needs to be present from the user computer and the camera.