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Howdy, this is Edward from Valarm.
In this video you’ll see an overview of the calculators features on Tools.Valarm.net. We’ve implemented these calculator software features based on requests received from various industries by customers just like you. These calculators help you and your organization remotely monitor Industrial IoT sensors by giving you ways to automatically analyze, filter, run statistics, calibrate, convert, interpolate, and perform other operations on your sensor measurements.
To get started, you’ll log in to your Tools.Valarm.net account. Next go to your Device Manager with the list of your Industrial IoT devices.
Now which device do you want to configure your calculators for? Click the name of your Device you’d like to set up.
You’ll see your latest sensor information on your device details page. There’s also an orange Configure Data Path button in the upper right corner. Mouse over the Configure Data Path and you’ll get a drop down menu with Tools.Valarm.net cloud software features. Let’s click the Other Calculators and learn more about your choices for Industrial IoT Sensor Analytics.
The Configure Calculators window will pop up and you’ll see you can create a new calculator up top by giving it a name, selecting its type from the drop-down menu, then clicking the blue plus (+) button. In the types of calculators you’ll see that you’ve got a variety to choose from like filters, calibration, analytics, interpolation, statistics, Alphasense air quality sensor gas sensor algorithms, dew point, and other helpful tools for your remote monitoring needs.
Remember that we’ve received and implemented these calculator software features based on requests from various industries by customers just like you. So please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Info@Valarm.net if you’ve got any questions. You’ll be surprised at how quickly we implement new Tools.Valarm.net software features for our customers.
Let’s take a gander at some calculators in more detail. How about this one that interpolates and calibrates your IoT sensor measurements?
At the top you see a checkbox that enables or disables this calculator. You’ve got text fields to give your calculators memorable names and notes so you and other folks on your teams and at your organization can remember what and why you’re configuring this calculator. There’s an in-depth description of what this calculator does and dropdown menus to choose your input and output channels. Input channels are any sensor fields that your calculator needs as input to run the calculations. Output channels are sensor fields where your calculator will save, write, and store your results from your calculations. Here we’ve set the calibrator calculator output to be saved in the Calc 4 channel. And our input channel that we’ll be interpolating is ambient temperature. This interpolation, or calibration calculator requires a lookup table with your x (in) and y (out) values that correspond to your remote monitoring needs. Add additional XY pairs by clicking the green plus (+) button.
You can choose the interpolation type in the drop down menu in the bottom left. You’ve got options like Linear, Cubic, and Akima Splines. To visually verify your interpolation curve, click the orange graph button. You’ll see a reference 1:1 line and your interpolation calculator result. Once you’re satisfied with your settings click the save button and close the window to go back to the general calculators window.
Next up let’s take a look at the multiple input average calculator. You can use this calculator to average up to 5 different sensor input channels. You’ll see in this demo example we’re averaging temperature, humidity, pressure, and light measurements. We’ve set the output of this calculator to go to the Calc 3 field.
Here’s a filter calculator that compares IoT sensor measurements to see if they fall Between 2 values you’ve configured. Your substitution value is saved to the calculator output field if the filter calculator is triggered by the sensor inputs being within your filter range. Otherwise, input values are written out unchanged.
Now that you’ve seen a few Tools.Valarm.net calculators, it makes sense to organize and order the calculators. Re-ordering the order of execution for your calculators can be critical because you can use the output of 1 calculator as the input to another calculator. Make sense? If you are using the output channel of a calculator as the input channel to another calculator, make sure your calculator waiting on the input runs after its output has been created. Drag and drop the arrows to re-order your calculators and click Save when you’re all done.
That’s it. Your calculators have been made and will be seen all throughout Tools.Valarm.net , like in maps, graphs, and alerts. Remember you can use the column re-naming feature to make custom names for your fields. You’ll see an example here where we’ve renamed our calculators fields to more human readable and understandable names.
Here’s a demo example of Calculators we just made, with the results visualized on a 3D earth globe.
And here you see all of your Calculators results on 2D Esri base maps.
Your calculators features work all throughout Tools.Valarm.net. On data downloads, APIs, analytics, e-mail alerts, all over Tools.Valarm.net.
That’s your overview of Tools.Valarm.net Calculators. You saw there are a whole bunch of calculators for automatically calculating handy results for a variety of remote monitoring needs. Take a gander at our Blog for more detailed info on each of these calculators. Also see our web dashboards for visualizing Industrial IoT sensor information to improve your organization’s operations. On our Customer Stories page on Valarm.net you’ll see Industrial IoT use cases and case studies with stories about how we help our customers save time and money.
If you’ve got any questions, would like to see a new IoT calculator feature, or anything else, please don’t hesitate to talk to me at Info@Valarm.net . Thank you for watching.