Rubix Platform: Adding and Editing Wireless Microedge Sensors
To receive data from MicroEdge sensors they must be added to
Rubix Platform. To begin ensure that your MicroEdge sensors have been
configured correctly; see MicroEdge Installation and Setup
. MicroEdge Sensors operate using LoRa wireless communication, and therefore must be added to the LoRa Network in Rubix Platform.
add a MicroEdge Sensor the MicroEdge hardware and LoRa Network app must be
setup correctly. You will also need to have the MicroEdge IDs for each of
the MicroEdges to be added. See the articles listed below to learn about
the preparation requirements:
- MicroEdge Installation and Setup
- LoRa Network Setup
Adding a MicroEdge
- 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.
- Add the Sensor: Click the `CREATE +` Action Button. An `Edit` popup will appear. For a MicroEdge Sensor the `name`, `sensor id`, `sensor type`, `sensor model`, `AI 1 Config`, `AI 2 Config`, and `AI 3 Config` 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:
- Name - This is the name of the sensor.
- Sensor ID - This is the 8 digit alphanumeric Device ID that is printed on each MicroEdge Sensor. Example Sensor ID: `A25C8FF3`
- Enable - This is a tickbox that should be checked in order to enable the sensor once added.
- Sensor Type - Select `MICRO_EDGE` from the dropdown.
- Sensor Model - Select `MICRO_EDGE` from the dropdown.
- AI 1 Config - This is specific to the MircoEdge sensor on Analog Input 1 (AI1), select the required analog input from the dropdown (`TEMP`, `VOLTAGE`, `DIGITAL`, or `RAW`)
- AI 2 Config - This is specific to the MircoEdge sensor on Analog Input 2 (AI1), select the required analog input from the dropdown (`TEMP`, `VOLTAGE`, `DIGITAL`, or `RAW`)
- AI 3 Config - This is specific to the MircoEdge sensor on Analog Input 3 (AI1), select the required analog input from the dropdown (`TEMP`, `VOLTAGE`, `DIGITAL`, or `RAW`)
- Description - Information can be added in the Description for future reference.
Testing Added MicroEdge Sensors
- 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.
- Wait for a Sensor Data Push -
MicroEdge 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 MicroEdge Sensor to manually trigger a Data Push.
- 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.
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