You, your teams, and your organization sometimes need to do all sorts of wizardry and calculations to convert your remotely monitored IoT sensor data into powerful information that helps you save time, and money, while improving your organization’s operations.
You’ll learn about Tools.Valarm.net Industrial IoT sensor device calculators in this HowTo tutorial guide. Particularly, you’ll see step by step how to filter sensor measurements that are between your two custom values.
For example, you can filter temperature sensor reports by specifying a comparison range, like a minimum of 84 degrees Fahrenheit and a maximum of 86 F. Then, whenever your IoT sensor devices and hubs in the field measure a temperature between your custom filter range, like a temperature of 85.2 F, then your custom value will be saved into your desired sensor field / column.
To get yourself started, you’ll 1st login to your account on Tools.Valarm.net.
Next up go to your Device Manager tab.
Then click your Device you want to set up with sensor filter calculators.
Now under the orange Configure Data Path drop down menu, you’ll spot the option for Other Calculators. Click it.
Type a new name into your sensor filter calculator. Then use the drop down menu to select Compare / Filter : Between Two Constants.
This filtering calculator outputs a defined value if the sensor input value falls WITHIN the range specified. Otherwise the input value is written out unchanged.
After you’ve picked your calculator type as the chosen one, click the blue plus / + button to create your new calculator.
Now you get to configure your calculator. You can see an example in the screenshots of this blog post.
In our example in the screen captures you’ll see we’ve made a filter comparison calculator that outputs Only when the temperature is within the 84 F – 86 F temperature range. And when IoT sensor measurements fall into our range we’ll substitute the value 999 to make it really obvious.
Choose where you want your filter calculator output to be saved, a.k.a., Output Channel. In this case you’ll see we’ve set it to write to the Calc 08 sensor field / column.
Use your drop down menu to pick the source of your incoming data., a.k.a., Input Channel. Note some subtle coolness that’s involved with this setting. We’re using the User 01 sensor field as the incoming data field. And User 01 is the result of another calculator, the convert celsius to fahrenheit temperature calculator. You can have the output of a Tools.Valarm.net calculator as the input to another calculator. Pretty nifty, huh? You’ll just need to make sure you properly set up the order of execution in the next steps after you’ve saved your calculator.
Next up you’ve got your 2 calculation variables. The first one is the minimum value against which your incoming data is checked. You’ll be filtering sensor measurements greater than this value. In our example remote environmental monitoring scenario from above, we’ve set this to 84.
Your last configuration option is the value to substitute if the incoming sensor data falls within your defined range, between 84 and 86 in this sample use case. You can set this to whatever you want, we’ll put it at 999 for now since it’ll be clear when our calculator is doing its job calculating and filtering.
Save your calculator since we’re all done with the set up configuration.
You’ll see in the Order of Execution list that we’ve clicked and dragged to re-order the celsius to fahrenheit conversion calculator at the top of the list, number 1. Our filter between constants calculator uses that C to F temperature calculator’s result, so you’ll see we’ve verified that the new filter calculator we just made happens to take place later in the order, after its input has been safely calculated.
Now let’s see the results from our newly made filtering calculator saved and everything in order.
You’ll see in your device details page that your tabular IoT sensor uploads each contain data in the Calc 8 field. And when the temperature sensor measured 84.434, Calc 8 was set to 999. For the rest of the sensor readings outside this range, e.g., 82.724, our calculator output was not modified.
Now all of your other Tools.Valarm.net tools have the results of this newly minted calculator, including graphing, and 2D and 3D Esri maps.
It’s clear in the graph screenshot when the temperature sensor reports a reading within our custom range. When you click your GPS-tagged IoT sensor reports on the maps, you’ll see the calculator sensor results included along with all of your other remote monitoring information.
That’s everything for getting you going with Tools.Valarm.net calculators for filtering IoT sensor measurements that fall within your custom range, between 2 boundary values you’ve configured.
Take a gander at our other calculators to see what else you can sit back and watch automatically happen on Tools.Valarm.net –
- Calculators for Air Quality Monitoring Systems with Alphasense Sensors
- Filter IoT Sensor Device Measurements with Greater Than Comparisons (and Filter Less Than Comparisons)
- Converting Temperature Sensor Readings from Celsius to Fahrenheit
- Averaging Various Industrial IoT Sensor Values
- Multiply Remote Monitored Sensor Reports by Your Custom Configured Constants
- Adding a Constant to Your Sensor measurements
- Interpolating and Calibrating Your IoT Sensor Device Data
You’ve probably noticed that our customers use various sensor manufacturer brands for their remote monitoring needs.
Real world Industrial IoT case studies and use cases need an open platform like Tools.Valarm.net in order for organizations to take advantage of the opportunities to save time and money with set-it-and-forget-it monitoring systems.
And building on top of that, web-based dashboards give you, your teams, and your organization the critical real-time knowledge of what’s going on at distant locations out in the field.
We partner up and work with various Smart Cities (like Virginia Beach and Newport News) environmental consultancies (like Blue Tomorrow, Dudek, and Wood Rodgers), and some favorite hardware they use with Tools.Valarm.net software comes from hardware companies and manufacturers like:
That’s just a partial list, you’re not limited to the variety of sensors you can monitor with Tools.Valarm.net. In fact it’s seemingly endless with support for international sensor standards like 4-20mA and PWM.
What does your organization need to monitor? We’ll work with you to make sure you’re successful in using remote monitoring and Industrial IoT sensors to improve your organization’s operations and effectiveness.
Whether you need to remotely monitor flood warning systems, manage water resources and water well levels, know tank and product volumes in real-time, measure air quality / pollution sensors, or anything else, we’re here and ready to help you deploy your most effective remote monitoring systems.
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