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by | Aug 3, 2013 | Device-Group, Settings |

Settings determine the user interface style, update times and other important information.

In the Main Menu Select Device Settings

Edit Field Device

Description – This is the descriptive name that will represent the device in all screens

Default Template – This defines which template will be used as the Home page when accessing the device from the Dashboard

Max Record Count – The number of all records that will be stored for all Tags combined

Max Record Ave – The Maximum time the records will be stored

Datalog Writes – The time between each datalogged record

Server Reads – The time between each connection to the server from the device

Settings Updates – The time between each time the device downloads any settings changes

Status Updates – The time between Status Page updates

Checkpoints – The time the device checks in regardless of all other settings

Storage Buffer – Location on the device where logged data is stored

Offline Tolerance – If the GRIDlink loses its Internet connection to GRIDview, this is the length of time the Server declares a disconnection and an Alarm is created. Selectable from 1 minute to 24 hours.

Write Window –  If a command is sent from GRIDview to the GRIDlink and the connection is lost, this is the length of time in which the command or data transfer is cancelled. Selectable from 5 sec to 24 hours. Disabling this is not reccomended.

If new data does not reach the GRIDlink, the Write Window will terminate the command after the set time. As a safety precaution, this would prevent the GRIDlink from executing a command hours or days later.

 Device Templates – You may choose from a selection of templates to display information about your device(s).

Note: The Internet is inherently intermittent and retrys  are common. The loss of connection is rarely for more than a minute or two which does not affect the GRIDlink’s ability to participate in a DR Event.  A good example would be if the user selects a 1 minute tolerance, the result would be a number of alarms each day with an Off Line notification followed by a On Line notification a minute later. The user should select a setting long enough which ignores the short insignificant Off Line events and identifies the real and long term Off Line situations. This should be in keeping with the type of DR Program. A Fast DR application with 10 minute notice would be set considerably less (say 10 minutes as well) than a 24 hour notice . In the Fast DR case, if there are are numerous 10 minute Off Line occurrences, then this should initiate to review the installation’s network reliability.