For each asset on the Operational Dashboard and the Monitoring page, you can see live telematic values which give you a real-time view of the condition of your rolling stock. 

On the Operational Dashboard

On the Live Monitoring page:

As a Railfleet administrator you can easily customize the data you display in those sections. Here’s how it works:

1. Creating a new data configuration

To create a new data configuration you first log in to your Railfleet account and go to the Railfleet admin.

Next, go to the “Asset” section and select “Live data config”. On the next page you’ll get an overview of the existing data configurations and the possibility to create new ones. To do so, click on the green “Add Live data config” button on the right-hand side of the page.

A form will open on the next page, where you can fill out the Live data config details, and add all the fields you wish to show on the dashboard and the Monitoring page.

First give your configuration a name, this could be for example “default configuration”, or it could include the name of one of your asset classes or a specific asset.

Then you start adding field configurations:

The message type: this is the type of message where the information you want to show can be found (e.g. telematic messages, fault codes, mvb rule engine, etc.). You can find the exact naming of the message type on the Telematics Data page.

  • The path: the path to the field that contains the specific information you wish to display (e.g. V_TRAIN, fuel_gauge, main_battery). This path is the name of the field on the Telematics Raw Data page.
  • The field configuration name: this is the name that will be visible on the Operational Dashboard and Live Monitoring page. If you enter the name in multiple languages the version that will be shown to the Railfleet user will correspond with his or her language choice.
  • The unit: In this field you can enter the unit of the value on the Operational Dashboard and Monitoring page (e.g. km/h, °C, m, bar etc.) This field is not mandatory. There are 2 special cases:
  1. if the chosen unit is '%' then it is assumed the value lies within the [0, 100] range and the field will be rendered as a "gauge",
  2. if the unit is 'bool' then it is assumed the value is true/false (e.g. 0/1) and on/off will be rendered on the Operational Dashboard and Monitoring page.
  • Low threshold and high threshold: these are the lowest and highest values that are acceptable. When a value goes below the low threshold, above the high threshold or is somewhere in between both thresholds the value will be shown in a color of your choice, depending on the severity you assign to it in the color section (good, warning or danger).
  • Colors: there are 5 possible colors:

    Grey: the field on the dashboard and Monitoring page will be grey, when the information is older than one hour (default setting).
    Green: the value is within a safe range (good).
    Yellow: the value is within warning range (warning).
    Red: the value is outside safe and warning range (danger).
    Blue: neither good nor bad, no range is associated to the value and it is purely informational (km counter for example).

The color or "severity" is computed like this:

For numeric values:

  • value <= low_threshold: low_color
  • low_threshold < value <= high_threshold: mid color
  • high_threshold < value: high_color

For bool values:

  • true/1: low_color
  • false/0: high_color
  • The expiration delay: If the data of a specific field hasn’t been updated for an hour, the field will turn grey. If you wish to change this time frame to e.g. 30 minutes or 2 hours you can do so in the “Expiration delay” section of the live data configuration form.
  • The column width: By default all columns on the Monitoring page will have the same width. However, if you wish to modify the width for one of the columns (because e.g. the default width takes up too much space) you can do so here.

Once you’ve configured a field you can either add more fields, or save the data configuration by clicking on the blue “Save” button at the right-hand side of the page.

2. Assigning a data configuration to an asset

After you’ve saved the data configuration you can assign it to your assets. There are two ways to do so:

2.1. Assign the data configuration when creating a new asset on Railfleet

When you’re creating a new asset in the Railfleet admin you’ll be able to select one of the data configurations you previously set up from the drop down menu next to “Live data configuration” and apply it to the asset. 

You can apply only one data configuration to an asset (note: the same data configuration can be applied to multiple assets).

2.2. Assign the data configuration to assets on the asset overview in the Railfleet admin

Go to the Railfleet admin, and head over to the “Asset” section. On the next page you’ll get to see an overview of all the assets in your fleet. One of the columns in the overview is titled “Live data configuration”. Use the drop down menu in this column to select a data configuration for each of your assets. 

The changes will be saved automatically and the new data configuration will be applied to the asset right away.

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