Nube-iO - Adding a Sensor

Rubix Platform: Adding and Editing Wireless LoRa Droplet Sensors


To recieve data from Nube-iO Droplet Sensors they must be added to Rubix Platform.   To begin ensure that your Droplet sensors have been configured correctly; see Droplet Installation and Setup.  Droplet Sensors operate using LoRa wireless communication, and therefore must be added to the LoRa Network in Rubix Platform.

Preparation

To add a Droplet Sensor the Droplet hardware and LoRa Network app must be setup correctly.  You will also need to have the Droplet IDs for each of the Droplets to be added.  See the articles listed below to learn about the preparation requirements:
  1. Droplet Installation and Setup
  2. LoRa Network Setup

Adding a Droplet

  1. Navigate to LoRa Network:  Select 'Driver > LoRa' from the Rubix Platform Sidebar;  Next select the 'LORA NETWORK' Tab.  Here you will see a blank table, or previously added LoRa devices. 
  2. Add the Sensor:  Click the `CREATE +` Action Button.  An `Edit` popup will appear.  For a Droplet Sensor the `name`, `sensor id`, `sensor type`, and `sensor model` fields must be filled in.  See below for a description of each field.  The `Enable` tickbox must also be checked.  When this information is compelte click the `SAVE` button to add the Sensor.
`Edit` Field Descriptions:
  1. Name - This is the name of the sensor.
  2. Sensor ID - This is the 8 digit alphanumeric Device ID that is printed on each Droplet Sensor.  Example Sensor ID: `A25C8FF3`
  3. Enable - This is a tickbox that should be checked in order to enable the sensor once added. 
  4. Sensor Type - Select `DROPLET` from the dropdown.
  5. Sensor Model - Select the DROPLET model that matches the Droplet hardware model.  
  6. AI 1 Config - Not used for Droplet sensors. 
  7. AI 2 Config - Not used for Droplet sensors.  
  8. AI 3 Config - Not used for Droplet sensors.  
  9. Description - Information can be added in the Description for future reference. 

Testing Added Droplet Sensors

  1. Navigate to the LoRa Points for the Sensor - Click the 'Refresh' Action Button to see the updated list of sensors in the table.  Clicking the Name of a sensor in the table will open the LoRa Points page for the selected sensor.  Check the Breadcrumb Path to ensure that the correct sensor has been selected.  The table on the `LoRa Points` page will show the points for the selected sensor, and information about each sensor point. 
  2. Wait for a Sensor Data Push - Droplet sensors push their data at the hardware configured time period.  Wait for at least this Push Rate time, or push the Reset Button within the Droplet Sensor to manually trigger a Data Push. 
  3. Check for Values and Timestamps - In the `LoRa Points` page look at the `Value` column;  If a Data Push has been received there should be values for all points in this column.  Another way to check that data is being received is to look at the `Last Value Change Timestamp` column;  If a Data Push is received the timestamp will be updated. 
Note 1: Use the `Refresh` Action Button to refresh the table data. 
Note 2: `Last Value Change Timestamp` will only update if the point value has changed by at least the `COV Threshold` amount.  With the temperature point `COV Threshold` set to 0.01 there is likely to be a value change on each push; so look at the temperature point `Last Value Change Timestamp` if others have not changed. 

  1. Adding and Editing Wireless LoRa MicroEdge Sensors
  2. Advanced LoRa Sensor Troubleshooting
  3. Droplet Installation and Setup
  4. LoRa Network Setup

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