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 an administrator on the Railnova platform, 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, log in to your Railnova account and go to the admin panel.

Next, go to the “Railgenius” section, "Data configurator" and select "Data configurations". 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 Data configuration” button on the right-hand side of the page.

A form will open on the next page, where you can fill out the data configuration 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:

  • 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.

  • 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 column on the telematics data page.

  • Name: this is the name that will be visible on the Operational Dashboard and Live Monitoring pages. 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.

    You can always go back to your configuration and edit it if you wish to change the name later.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Min width: By default all columns on the Live 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.

  • Show on...: All 4 boxes are checked by default but you can choose where this information should be shown - on the Live monitoring page, in Rule engine alerts, on the Operational dashboard and/or on the Data inspector.

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.

Please note that you can apply only one data configuration to an asset but the same data configuration can be applied to multiple assets.

Go to the Railnova admin panel, and head over to the “Assets” section. On the next page you’ll see an overview of all the assets in your fleet. One of the columns in the overview is titled “Data config for user's company”.

If this column is empty, click on the asset ID on the left to access the asset page.

Scroll down to the Live monitoring data config section and select the data config from the dropdown menu. Then click on the blue "Save" button on the top right.

Still got questions? Go to the Railnova platform and click on "Contact us" for help!

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