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dashboard wireless tab want rssi column enabled as default

Good Day, 

 

Is there a way to have the RSSI column on the dashboard, wireless tab enabled as default?  This is useful for sensor management.  

 

Thank you.  

 

Preston

Preston Johnson
Principal, Intelligent Monitoring and IIoT
Allied Reliability Group
512 431 2371
johnsonp@alliedreliability.com
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Hi Preston

 

Unfortunately, there isn't a way to save that configuration yet. We will have to enable that column each time.

 

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 Could you elaborate more on how you will be using that data? Are you thinking of using it on a daily basis? Are you expecting to change the sensor location continuously? 

 

I am sharing the feedback internally (NI) in order to consider this for the future.

 

Regards

Esteban.R

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Thanks for the note Esteban, 

 

The RSSI column is very useful when commissioning many sensors and several gateways.  Using the RSSI field, we can determine which gateway is best for the sensor/machine.  And it is a useful additional check when reviewing the health of the sensors.  With Today's screens, there is not an issue with the additional column.  Its simply a nuisance to have to turn it on all the time.  

 

I also use the RSSI when planning gateway locations.  I can use a couple sensors and the gateway as a field survey tool.  When using a gateway and a pair of sensors as a field survey tool, the RSSI is even more important for planning.  Here we change the data viewer tab to collect data (force trigger) and use the wireless tab to monitor communication, signal strength, and to check that data has been collected.  

 

Thanks for responding and asking for clarification.  

 

Have a great day.  

 

Preston

 

 

Preston Johnson
Principal, Intelligent Monitoring and IIoT
Allied Reliability Group
512 431 2371
johnsonp@alliedreliability.com
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Hi Preston

 

Thanks, fo the additional information that is useful for us to include on the feedback.

 

Regards

Esteban Rivel

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Hi Preston,

 

Thanks for the additional information! Our original intent was that the "Signal Strength" column should be sufficient for these use cases. What is it you prefer about the RSSI column? There might be an opportunity here for us to improve our Signal Strength display.

Ramsey Nasir
Senior Software Engineer, InsightCM R&D
National Instruments
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The RSSI column is more granular, and is numerical.  Perhaps using the RSSI strength number and changing the color of the number would be a good way to combine the two columns.  Having both is good too, perhaps just allowing the user / admin, even from the console, set the default columns.  

 

Thanks for the discussion

 

Preston

Preston Johnson
Principal, Intelligent Monitoring and IIoT
Allied Reliability Group
512 431 2371
johnsonp@alliedreliability.com
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