DataScape is a cloud based portal and is the latest offering by Aegis providing data collection, storage, and visibility of your field assets whenever and wherever you want it. The DataScape platform is suitable for all mainstream operating systems and browsers and scales across various phones, tablets, and computers to provide you with the best view of your data in your environment.
At your desktop on your PC, at home on your laptop, or in the field on a tablet or your phone, all features are available to any user. You can add users and DataCell sensors, you can view status and trends, and you can act immediately on any issues that are raised. You have the ability to manage your devices and network 24/7 with ease.
DataScape does require you install any proprietary software, DataScape does not demand you use a particular browser, computer, tablet, or phone to access your information, DataScape just works the way you want it to, 24/7.
DataScape is a part of the new ‘Internet of Things’ or ‘IoT’ as it is commonly referred to. The IoT is the beginnings of a world of networked ‘smart’ devices, all monitoring and managing all aspects of, well, just about everything. DataScape is a part of the IoT network, collecting information, summarising it, and even forwarding it through to other connected systems. DataScape is a part of the future, and is available to you now.
DataScape is accessed on the internet via http://datascape.datacell.co.
DataScape can be accessed by any internet connected device and will display your information accordingly.
You will require your Username and Password.
Upon logging into DataScape you will be presented with the Dashboard – a summary view of all your DataCell units, their status, and values
Upon logging in to the system you are immediately directed to the Dashboard. The Dashboard is the primary data viewing window to your network and is where you will spend most of your time when in the DataScape system. A view of a Dashboard is shown here:
The black menu bar at the top of the screen is your primary navigation tool in the DataScape system. Direct access is provided to the Dashboard and Settings menus from here.
Moving down the screen you are provided with a summary of your DataCell fleet. The total number of DataCell units you have access to is displayed, along with their status – Active, Alarms, and Consumption information. This is your snapshot of how your fleet is performing.
The next section of the screen displays your DataCell units individually, allowing you to investigate and act upon any individual unit, or group of units, with ease. This is the Grid View and is a powerful analysis tool. Unlike many other systems, the Grid View allows dynamic searching and sorting to get you to your information as quickly as possible.
Each column head can be clicked to sort the entire grid by that column, either ascending or descending – perfect for looking at high and low values or sorting by name. Further the search box at the top right of the grid will filter the grid based upon what you enter – perfect for viewing a single unit or subgroup of units in an instant. When you combine the sorting and filtering you have the most powerful viewing tool available.
Any data can be graphed dynamically by clicking the graph icon next to it in the Grid View. You can graph one unit or many units depending upon what you select. Even signal strength and battery level can be graphed. Once you’ve made your selections just click the graph button at the top of the Grid View and you will get a dynamic graph like this:
The graph view shows all of the historical data – to zoom or move a period use the controls on the summary graph below. The graph is fully dynamic, updating as you move the controls, and allows you to hone in on an area whilst having the summary displayed below. Further, you can turn on or off a data channel by clicking its label at the bottom of the screen allowing differential comparisons to be made with ease.
Graphed data can be exported to .csv by clicking the ‘Export to CSV’ button in the graph window. There is also a menu bar in the top corner of the graph that allows you to print or export the graph as .png, .jpeg, .pdf, or .svg formats.
Alternately, you may wish to view the physical location of your units – this can be done using the Map View. The map View button is at the top of the grid toward the right hand side. Click it to view your DataCell units like this:
The DataScape system has been designed to provide the simpest possible access to your devices and information. For that reason there are only three components you need to configure – the Users (that’s you), your network/device sites, and the DataCell sensors. There’s nothing else to do, other than act on the information DataScape presents.
It is important to set up the system components in the order listed above: Users, Sites, and finally DataCell sensors – you need a user to create sites and DataCell units and you need a site to assign your DataCell units to.
The DataCell sensors you deploy to monitor your asset are capable of measuring a wide variety of parameters. Common uses are for water flow and pressure, electricity consumption, gas consumption, voltage, and current. What you are measuring will determine how you configure your units.
The settings menu provides the ability to setup and configure Users, Sites, Customer, and DataCell information. These 4 areas are available via the tabs in the Settings screen:
Sites are used to group your DataCell units into logical information blocks. You may consider a site to be a physical area, a pipeline, or a departmental group. Sites are used to separate DataCell units into reporting groups that make sense for your business. Sites are not intended to be the physical address of each DataCell – that is provided in the DataCell unit setup.
Each DataCell unit must be assigned a site when it is entered to the system, hence it is important to set up your site(s) before entering DataCells. Often it is enough to only have one site as there is no need to separate the DataCell units into reporting groups.
Entering a Site is done via the ‘Add Site’ button. Add the site name(s) accordingly.
The Personal tab stores the personal information of the user, a password reset function, and ability to configure what information is seen.
Setting up and modifying settings of DataCell units is all handled from the Logger tab.
As with other grid views within the system you can sort and filter using the column headings and the search box at the top of the grid. A printout of the grid is available using the ‘Print’ button above the grid.
The actions column allows you to download the DataCell data to csv, access advanced logging functions, and delete the units directly.
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