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Alerts allows for real-time monitoring of incoming sensor data. Custom filters can be designed and run on incoming data to produce alerts as discussed in the following sectionsections.

Alerts Workflow Overview

To create an alert in Info360, follow the following these steps:

  1. Create a SearchDefines Define the functions and Boolean qualifiers for querying data.
  2. Create a Track Applies Apply a Search search to a specific sensor or group at given interval.
  3. Create a Schedule Defines Define how and when a Track is run in real time and controls the response to any alerts.
  4. View the Alerts – View, manage and delete any Alerts created from Tracking.

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Design

Searches are created and design designed in the Search tab of the Command Center.

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Feature

Description

Search Group Selection

A drop-down menu to specify a Search group to constrain the list of Searches.

Search Selection

A drop-down menu to select any saved search for viewing and editing. The list of available searches is defined by the selected search group.

Opens the New/Edit Search window to create a new search or search group. This window controls the name and description of the search or group.

Opens the New/Edit Search window to edit a selected search or search group. This window controls the name and description of the search or group.

Deletes the selected Search or Group.

By clicking on the minus or plus sign buttons, the search can be edited to contain more or less filters, which are connected by AND/OR operators. The  will open a new branch, while the  will close the existing branch.

Opens the Analytical Functions window which that gives access to the Info360 Functions library as well as the ability to design a custom functional expression.

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Field

Description

Data Source (*)

This dropdown drop-down menu specifies either a specific sensor from which data will be searched, a sensor group, or a Mass Balance Zone.

Data Interval (*)

This dropdown drop-down menu specifies the time interval at which data is queried. Using a larger interval enables efficient long-term searches, but any data points between the intervals will be neglected.

Time Range

Specify the start and end time of historic data to be searched. Clicking in the box opens up a Calendar Selection tool to specify dates in the correct format.

Sensor Type

This acts as an optional additional filter option to search only data from a certain sensor type. For example, a search could be applied to a sensor group including multiple sensor types; this field would restrict the sensor type within the group.

The Sensor Type attribute is assigned to each sensor during the Sensor Data Configuration.

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Field

Description

Track Name (*)

Specifies the name of the Track.

Track Description

Optional description which that appears in table of saved Tracks.

Group

Optional drop-down menu to associate the Track in a saved Track Group.

Search (*)

Drop-down menu to select the Search that will be performed on the data.

Data Source (*)

Drop-down menu to select the data to be tracked; this can include individual sensors as well as sensor groups and Mass Balance Zones.

Data Interval (*)

Drop-down menu to select the time interval at which the Track is applied to the data.

Sensor Type

Optional drop-down menu to filter sensors of a certain type from a sensor group. This option is only available when the Data Source is set to a sensor group.

Alert Level (*)

Dropdown Drop-down menu to select the Alert Level to be used when the Tracking criteria is met. This will appear in the Alert Tab and any Alert Dashlets that are created.

Associated Workspace

Dropdown Drop-down menu to select a Workspace to be associated with the Track. Any alert emails triggered by this Track will include a snapshot of the Workspace at the time of the event. This allows staff that receive and email/text to get a glimpse of what is going on in the system without needing to log in to Info360.

Refer to New/Edit Schedule for information on setting up email alerts.

Send Snapshot

When checked, any alert emails triggered by this track will include a snapshot of the Associated Workspace.

Invoke URL

Allows you to invoke URL using the following supported parameters:

{@SensorID}

{@Expression}
{@SensorValue}
{@AlertLevel}

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Field

Description

Track (*)

Dropdown Drop-down menu to select from saved Tracks. The selected Track controls which data is searched and how it is monitored.

Group

Optional selection to assign Schedule to a group for organizational purposes.

Run Type (*)

Run Type selection controls the type of frequency to control how the schedule is run.

Run Time (*)

Controls time of day that the Track will be run. This field is only for Run Types: One Time, Daily, Weekly, and Monthly.

Recur every (*)

Controls the frequency that the Track will be run. The unit varies by Run Type and is posted to the right of the box.

Contact List

Optional field to enter email addresses to receive any alerts produced by the scheduled Track.

Contacts are organized in Contact Lists which can be saved with sets of emails and SMS email addresses.

Contact List

Users You can manage email addresses into Contact Lists.

Select a contact List and Edit () or create a new () list:

Tip

Tip:

Most SMS Carriers provide domains which that can be used to send an SMS/text via email. To send alerts via SMS, enter the 10 digit cell phone number followed @(domain). See example above.

Contact Limit

Dropdown Drop-down menu to select a maximum number of emails sent per 30 minute period so that an email inbox isn’t is not flooded.

Active

Toggle switch to activate/deactivate the Schedule.

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