Gateway / Node Settings

The node settings page provides more detail on a specific node, and allows users to change node level settings. Changes to the node settings may be submitted by clicking the ‘Save Changes’ button and the bottom of the page.

Nodes Settings

Information

Serial Number: The unique serial number of this node.

Name: The name of this node. This value defaults to the node serial number, however a non-default name may also be assigned. This name will be used then in the Nodes > List View and Graph View pages.

Note: Assigned node names may contain alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9) as well as full stop ( . ), underscore ( _ ), dash ( – ) and a space.

Description: A description of this node. This field is optional and could be used to describe a node location, record an asset tag or to note when maintenance is due.

Note: Assigned node descriptions may contain alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9) as well as full stop ( . ), underscore ( _ ), dash ( – ) and a space.

Status

Status: If no communications have been received (data or heartbeats) from a node in the last 30 minutes, the status column will show the following icon: Otherwise the column will show the following icon: The purpose of this field is to highlight nodes that are unresponsive.

Node Status

In Sync: This flag indicates if there are over-the-air commands pending for this node. Over-the-air commands are issued as a result of the selection of an “Action” from the drop down list for each node. If there is a command pending, the following icon will be shown:

Date Added: This is the date (in UTC) that the Gateway became aware of this node on the network.

Last Communications: This is the date (in UTC) of the last communication of any type received by the Gateway from this node.

Last Data Point: This is the date (in UTC) of the last data point received by the Gateway from this node.

Properties

This section will be populated dynamically based on the ‘properties’ that each wireless node reports. As a minimum set the “Product Code” property and the “Firmware Version” will always be present. If the property is writable, a text box or a drop-down selection list will be available to facilitate modifying the property value.

Product Code: The EpiSensor specific product code. Details on product codes can be found in the products section of this website.

Firmware Version: This field lists the version of firmware that each node is running. For optimal performance the node firmware version should be 2.60 or higher. For more information on ‘Legacy Mode’ for nodes with firmware version 2.6 or lower, see the Gateway / Nodes List page.

If the property values in this section are not completed or there is an absence of properties that would be expected for this product, try issuing a “Refresh all properties” command. This can be done from the Nodes > List View drop down “Action” list. It will take a number of seconds for the node level properties to be refreshed.

Sensors

This section will be populated based on the sensors that each node reports are present, as shown in the screenshot below.

Sensor List

For each sensor the following information is provided:

Sensor: The sensor name. For an explanation of each sensor name, see the relevant product page in this user guide.

Unit: The units of the sensor reports data in.

Value: The value of the last data point received from this sensor. A Dash ( – ) will be shown if no data points have been received from this sensor.

Last Data Point: The time stamp of the last data point received from this sensor or a dash ( – ) if no data points have been received from this sensor.

ID: The sensor ID number. Each sensor type has a unique ID.

In Sync: This flag indicates over-the-air commands are pending for this sensor. Over-the-air commands are issued as a result of the selection of an “Action” from the drop down list on the Nodes > Settings page or from a setting being changed on the Nodes > Settings > Sensor Settings page. If there is a command pending, the following icon will be shown:

Export: This icon indicates whether data export has been enabled or disabled for this sensor. The Export ID for a sensor can be configured on the Nodes > Settings > Sensor Setting page. If export is disabled for a sensor, the following icon will be shown:

Reporting: Indicates whether data reporting is enabled for this particular sensor. Reporting modes can be set from the Nodes > Settings > Sensor Setting page. If reporting is disabled for a sensor, the following icon will be shown:

Sensor Settings Action Dropdown

For each sensor of the node the following actions are available from the drop down list:

Refresh Properties: Refresh all properties of this sensor of this node. The sensor properties are displayed on the Nodes > Settings > Sensor Settings page for each sensor. This action will result in numerous over-the-air commands being issued.

View Data Graph: This is a shortcut to display a data graph for this sensor as described in the Data > Graph View section of this guide. Default settings will be used when displaying a graph from this menu.

Settings: Navigate to the Sensor Settings page for this sensor.

Note: If the sensor list in this section is not complete or there is an absence of sensors that would be expected for this product, try issuing a “Refresh all properties” command. This can be done from the Nodes > List View drop down “Action” list. It will take a number of minutes for the node level properties to be refreshed. When this is complete, all items in the settings pages for that node should be populated.

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