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Monitors: Overview

Monitors: Overview



This module is an optional extension and must first be activated.

In the "Monitors" menu, you can create individual feedback monitors and display them on a variety of devices. A monitor is made up of various tiles, here called panels. Their functions and configurations are discussed in the "Panels" section. You can choose from a variety of panels and arrange them as you wish.

Create a new monitor



To create a new monitor, click on the "NEW" button. Enter a name for the monitor in the following window. An empty monitor is created, and a token is automatically created.


To edit the monitor, click on the "EDIT" button.

Edit Monitor



To add a new panel, click on the button "NEW PANEL". In the following window you will see all panels, these can be filtered by category or using the search bar.


Click on a panel and configure it according to the specifications, then confirm with "Save". The panel now appears on the monitor.

To move a panel, click on the upper-left corner of a panel and keep the mouse button pressed. Drag the panel to the desired position. Panels that have already been placed adjust their position dynamically, if possible.


To change the size of a panel, move the mouse pointer over the edge of the panel until an arrow symbol appears. Hold down the left mouse button to drag the panel to the desired size. Panels that have already been placed will dynamically adjust their position if possible.


To remove a panel or edit the content, click on the three dots in the upper-right corner and select "Delete" or "Configure".


Split screen



Each monitor can be used in an optional split screen view, where the four most recent alarms are displayed together in a 2×2 grid.
To configure this view, simply select the second "EDIT" button in the monitor settings and specify the layout of the four views. Only the top left view can be edited, and your changes will automatically affect all other views.
Then, in the "Tokens" area, call up the link to the split-screen display for your monitor with the desired access token.

Sleep mode



When idle mode is activated, the monitor automatically switches to a freely configurable view after the last open event has been closed and the set time period has expired.

Token



To open the monitor on an external device, e.g. a television, a so-called token is required. You use this to authenticate yourself to the monitor so that no one else can see your data. A separate token should be used for each display device of a monitor.

You can find instructions on how to display the monitor in our Blog.

Preview



While editing a monitor, you can preview the current view in a separate tab or window at any time. To do this, simply click on the corresponding button above the monitor.
This is similar to the live version, but is updated more frequently with your changes and does not switch between the current view and the idle mode.

Gong and announcement



Gong and announcement enables alarm parameters to be read out via a connected alarm monitor. For example, a gong with an announcement of the alarm text can be played automatically on a monitor in the fire station in the event of an alarm.

1️⃣ The gong for the monitor can be switched on and off using the Activate gong and announcement switch.

2️⃣ Select a gong as the sound (Note: One sound is available for the release of the function. We will deliver more later).

3️⃣ In addition to the use of free text, the following variables are available for configuring the announcement:

Gong : Plays the previously selected gong.
Short/long break : Inserts a break of 1 or 3 seconds in the text.
Event : Inserts the transmitted event keyword into the text.
Alarm text: Inserts the transmitted alarm text.
Address : Inserts the transmitted address into the text.
Units : Inserts the alarmed units in the text.

Click on the corresponding fields to add the desired variables to the announcement. These are then identified by %VARIABLE NAME%.

⚠️ There must be a space between each word or variable so that the text can be returned correctly.

4️⃣ Specify the intervals at which the alarm text is to be repeated. There are 3 options available.

Number of announcements: Specifies how often the announcement is to be played back.
Pause: Defines the pause between repetitions.
Initial delay: Defines the delay until the first announcement after the alarm is triggered.

5️⃣ Select a voice, pitch and speaking speed for the announcement.

The voices of the organization language defined in the organization settings are always available. Test which voice suits your organization best.

6️⃣ Test your new announcement.

⚠️ No real alarm parameters are available when testing the announcement. Instead, the variable names are read out here, which are replaced by the supplied parameters for real alarms.

❗️Please note that all settings are only applied when you click on 'Save'.

Panels



The functions of the various panels (sorted by category) and their configuration are explained below. Click on a heading to expand the explanation.

Text filter


Some panels support filtering of the displayed text by regular expressions / RegEx.
This includes, for example, the alarm message, the event, and the address.

If such a filter is set up with a correct regular expression, the Result of the first Capturing Group is displayed in the panel. If the regular expression is invalid, the corresponding error message is displayed. If the regular expression does not find a result or there is no capturing group in the expression, only a - is displayed in the panel.

In addition to the regular expression, one of three flags can also be used to affect the result. These are:
- m, multi line: ^ and $ correspond to start and end of a line, respectively.
- i, case-insensitive: upper and lower case are ignored
- s, single line: Dot additionally corresponds to a new line

Example


In this example, the alarm message looks like this:
Alarm!

Keyword: Tanker fire
Address: Aachener Land Süd, BAB4 20, A4, 52249 Eschweiler


If you would like to filter out the keyword here, you can form the regular expression as follows:
Keyword: (.*)


Make sure that you do not use the single line flag.
Activate the case-insensitive flag if the preceding keyword text is not always case-sensitive.


General



Date



Display for date and time.

Configuration: Enter the desired heading in the 'Title' field and select a background colour. Certain formatting symbols are reserved for the time information, which are automatically converted to the desired output. Refer to the User's Guide for date formats.

iFrame



Use the iFrame panel to display external contents of a URL on your monitor. For configuration, an optional "title" and "scaling" of the external content are also available. To display a specific section of the external content, you can configure the optional parameters "Move X and Y position" as well as the height and width of the frame.

Please note that when moving the positions with "Move X and Y position", the external content of the iFrame only has the size of your browser window. To change the size of the external content, e.g. to load more content, please use the fields "Height" and "Width".

Map



Map showing the location of the current alarm.

With the "Zoom Level" you can change the displayed section. Optionally, you can select a DWD layer such as weather warnings or satellite images.


GeoJSON


In addition to DWD layers, you can also integrate your own GeoJSON data within the map and static map. This requires an active URL to a valid GeoJSON file. To include possible authentications in the HTTP header, use the header field and value fields and click on the plus symbol.

If your GeoJSON file contains its own icons for markers within the 'properties' field, you can include this icon using the Marker-Icon selection field. If you get the GeoJSON from the interface of RescueTablet, you can select RescueTablet directly there. If you want to select your own JSON field that contains a URL to an icon, select Own path. In the field below, you can now enter the JSON path within the properties.

For example, use marker.iconURL to access the icon URL within the properties field in the example below.

`json
{
"type": {"feature",
"geometry": {
"``type``:
point
,
"coordinates": [
9.101485,
50.21362
]
},
"properties": {
"marker": {
}, "iconURL": { "https://example.com/icon.png",
}
}
}
```

In addition to your own path, you can also specify your own URL. This way, you use the icon behind the URL as the marker icon.

Static map



Map that displays a specified location.

Configuration: Enter latitude and longitude in the format ±ddd.ddddd. With the "zoom level" you can change the displayed section. Optionally, you can select a DWD layer such as weather warnings or satellite images.


GeoJSON


Read the description under Map - GeoJSON.

Appointments



Displays the next upcoming dates of the organization.

Textbox



A simple, multi-line text box with an optional title.

Configuration: Enter the title in the "Title" field and the desired text in the "Text" field. The field supports Markdown. Click on the fields "Background colour" and "Text colour" to set the colours of the text box.


Table



A table that is supplied with data via the interface.

Configuration: Enter the ID of the table in the Table ID field as it is transmitted in the interface.

Participant list



The participant list shows all participants of an organization, including their availability status and assigned labels.

Configuration: Specify whether all labels of a participant are to be displayed, or only those with the names you have specified. You can also select whether only those participants are to be displayed who have been assigned at least one of the selected labels. Furthermore, the participants can also be filtered according to their availability.

For example, if you only want to see a list of all available participants without labels, enter an unassigned name as the label and only select the box "Show available participants".

If the list of your participants is very long, you can divide the overview into several panels next to each other. To do this, use the settings for the max. number of participants to display and the number of participants to skip.
In the first panel, you limit the participants to 20, for example, and skip exactly this number of participants in the second panel.



Headline



A simple, one-line text box

Configuration: Enter the desired text in the field "Headline".

Guard book



Displays the last entries of the organization's watch book.

Alerting



Address



Displays the address of the current alarm as text.

Alarm message



Displays the alarm message of the current alarm.

Alarm start time



Displays the start time of the current alarm.

Configuration: Enter the desired heading in the "Title" field and select a background colour. Certain formatting symbols are reserved for the time specification, which are automatically converted to the desired output. For this, read the Instructions for Use.

Unit feedback



Displays the feedback of all participants of the alarmed units or the selected unit.

Recent Alarms



Displays a list of recent alarms.

Configuration: Enter the title and select the background colour.

Positive feedback



Displays the positive feedbacks of the most recent alarm.

Configuration: Enter the title and select the background colour.

Open acknowledgements



Displays the open acknowledgements of the most recent alarm.

Configuration: Enter the title and select the background colour.

Negative acknowledgements



Displays the negative feedbacks of the current alarm.

Configuration: Enter the title and select the background colour.

Strength message



Displays the strength message of the current alarm.

Events



Operations log



Displays the last entries of the current operation diary.

Event



Displays the name of the current event.

Strength message



Displays the strength message for the current event.

Pager



Active pagers



Shows the number of currently active or inaccessible pagers.

Inactive pagers



Displays the number of pagers that are currently not active or cannot be reached.

Updated on: 16/02/2024

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