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Premium Features

In this part you'll learn about our premium features on bluConsole. In case you are interested in them, please contact our support.

Group reporting

Group reporting allows you to create group reportings based on multiple loggers. You will be able to select the loggers and see graphs featuring multiple logger’s measurements.

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QR code

QR code functionality allows you to create 1 QR code per logger that later can be then printed out and placed on a box that is monitored. It’s a solution to simplify the process of checking the measurements without the need to install any additional application.

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Azure integration

Azure is a platform created by Microsoft. One of its features is an option to store your device’s data. This functionality can be achieved by using Azure IoT Hub or Azure IoT Central.

Thanks to them you can manage metrics from different devices or other platforms. For example, if the logger is sending data over the hub to bluConsole, it can be saved both, in bluConsole and in Azure.

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Objects

In this part you'll learn how to manage your objects, add schemes and draw zones.

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Overview

  • In order to access objects, click the “Objects” link on the left menu.

Objects section allows you visually draw zones and place loggers on an uploaded sketch image.

Add/Edit/View/Delete object

  1. In order to add an object, click the “Add object” button at the top. A new page should appear where you can fill in your information.

  2. Fill in your basic information.

Name and description refers to the object you are creating, it is for your identification only. You can also assign an object to a specific organization.

  1. In order to add a scheme, fill in the scheme name and priority.

  2. Now, upload an image. After uploading you should see the uploaded image name appear under the button.

  3. Now click the “Add Scheme” button. A scheme should appear on the right. You will be able to edit and delete the newly created scheme.

A scheme refers to an image sketch you will use to place your loggers and zones on.

Priority means the order in which the scheme will be presented. It is possible to add more than one scheme per object.

  • Click the “Add new object” button and after seeing a confirmation message click the “Assign Loggers” tab at the top.

Now we will add the loggers on the scheme. First though I would like to give you a quick overview of the visual panel.

Make sure you have selected a right scheme name at the top.

  1. In order to draw a zone, first select a zone name.

  2. Now select the way you would like to draw the zone on the scheme image (that is as a rectangle or a polygon).

  3. Now, draw the zone on the image. Just hold your left mouse button on the sketch and stretch.

  4. Release once you are satisifed with the size and position.

  • In order to add a logger, drag the logger block from the right and drop the “pointer” on the scheme image. You can later change the position of the “pointer” by again, dragging and dropping it.

Notice that after dragging a logger to a zone, it has been marked as being with the “Blulog demo” badge on the right. The used logger block will also appear a bit greyish on the right signifying that it has already been used.

Also, you will see the number added on the logger block. It signifies to which image scheme it belongs (you can see the image scheme names near the “Assign Loggers” title).

  1. You can remove the logger from the image scheme by clicking it first.

  2. Click the “trashbin” icon in the window.

  3. A new window should pop up. On a new window click the “Confirm” link.

  • Once finished, click the “Add new object” button at the bottom. You can go back to the previous screen by clicking the “left arrow” icon at the top left or “Cancel” button at the bottom.

  1. In order to edit an object, first click on the “pen” icon. A new page should appear where you can edit the information.

  2. Once you are finished, click the “Save” button.

  • In order to view an object, click on the object’s name. In order to go back, click on the “left arrow” icon located at the top left.

  1. In order to delete an object, first select the desired objects using checkboxes.

  2. Now click the “Delete” button at the top. Wait until the loading bar at the top finishes.

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Audit Trails

In this part you'll learn what are audit trails and how to access them.

Overview

  • In order to access audit trail, click the “Audit trail” link on the left menu.

Audit trail section allows you to see the changes that happened across things like: organizations, recordings, hubs, loggers and users. You will also be able to see what is the newly changed data, who made the change and when.

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Roles

In this part you'll learn how to manage roles.

Overview

  • In order to access roles, click the “Roles” link on the left menu.

Roles section allows you to see the current roles for specific organizations and create new ones. A role is a set of permissions what the user can and cannot do that you can later apply to the users.

Add/Edit/Delete role

  1. In order to add a role, first select the organization on the top right.

  2. Then, click the “Create role” button at the top left. A new window should pop up where you can fill in your information.

  3. Once you are finished, click the “Submit” button. Wait until the progress bar at the top finishes.

  1. In order to edit a role, first select the role’s tab.

  2. Then, click the “Edit” button. A new window should pop up where you can edit the information.

  3. Once you are finished, click the “Submit” button. Wait until the progress bar at the top finishes.

  1. In order to delete a role, first select the role’s tab.

  2. Then, click the “Delete role” button. Wait until the progress bar at the top finishes.

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Maintenance

In this part you'll learn how to manage your maintenance and schedule.

Cyclic maintenance mode overview

Cyclic maintenance mode page allows you to set a repeatable maintenance mode that is happening in your organization regularly.

If you know that always at specific days and times some maintenance activities will occur (like cleaning or anything that could interfere with a correct data measurement), you can set it here.

A logger with a maintenance mode will record data but it will not be shown in a graph or a report. Also alerts will not be triggered in case of a breach.

After that you can select your created cyclic maintenance mode for a specific logger on the “Loggers” page.

Legend:

Hide measurements – presents whether the measurements during the cyclic maintenance mode will be shown in the report or not.

Add/Edit/Delete cyclic maintenance mode

  1. In order to add a cyclic maintenance mode, click the “Create new schedule” button at the top. A new page should appear where you can fill in your information.

  2. Once you are finished, click the “Submit” button. Wait until the progress bar at the top finishes.

  1. In order to edit a cyclic maintenance mode, click on the cyclic maintenance mode’s name. A new page should appear where you can edit the information.

  2. Once you are finished, click the “Submit” button. Wait until the progress bar at the top finishes.

  1. In order to delete a cyclic maintenance mode, click the “trashbin” icon at the right. A new window should pop up.

  2. On this new window click the “Confirm” button. Wait until the progress bar at the top finishes.

Schedule overview

  1. In order to set a schedule for your cyclic maintenance mode, click on the maintenance mode’s name first.

  2. On a new page, click the “Schedules” tab at the top. A new page should appear.

Schedule window allows you to set schedule for your created cyclic maintenance mode. You will be able to set start and end days and times for your maintenances.

Add/Delete schedule

  1. In order to add a schedule, click the “Create schedules” button at the top. A new window should pop up where you can fill up your information.

  2. Once you are finished, click the “Save” button. Wait until the progress bar at the top finishes.

Legend:

Start day of week (All days) – allows you to set a schedule that will run every day from Monday to Sunday.

  1. In order to delete a schedule, click the “trashbin” icon on the right. A new window should pop up.

  2. On this new window click the “Confirm” button. Wait until the progress bar at the top finishes.

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Notifications

In this part you'll learn how to manage your notification types & definitions.

Notification types vs definitions

Notification types allow you to create specific parameters for the notification that relate more with time (like triggering time and repeat time).

Notification definitions allow you to create actual notifications (whereas notification types set just specific parameters) that are assigned to specific users. You will be able to target a specific zone, select a notification type defined in the “Notification types” section and set the desired communication channel (like email or SMS).

Notification types overview

  • In order to access notification types, click the “Notification Types” link on the left menu.

Legend:

Triggering time (minutes) – after what time when the breach has happened send an alert.

Repeat time (minutes) – what is the time inverval between repeated alerts.

Max repeats – how many times the alert will be send again.

Add/Edit/Delete notification type

  1. In order to add a notification type, click the “Create notification” button at the top. A new window should pop up where you can fill up your information.

  2. Once you are finished, click the “Save” button. Wait till the progress bar at the top finishes.

  1. In order to edit a notification type, click on the notification type name. A new window should pop up where you can edit the information.

  2. Once you are finished, click the “Save” button. Wait until the progress bar at the top finishes.

  1. In order to delete a notification type, click the “trashbin” icon at the right. A new window should pop up.

  2. On this new window click the “Confirm” button. Wait until the progress bar at the top finishes.

Notification definitions overview

  1. In order to access notification definitions, first click the “Users” link on the left menu.

  2. Click the user’s email.

  3. On the next page select at the top the “Notifications” tab. A new page should appear.

Legend:

Email, SMS – presents whether the notification definition will be send via these channels.

Add/Delete notification definition

  1. In order to add a notification definition, click the “Create notification” button at the top. A new window should pop up where you can fill up your information.

  2. Once you are finished, click the “Save” button. Wait until the progress bar at the top finishes.

Legend:

Zone – You can associate a notification definition to a zone.

Alert type – allows you to choose what kind of alert would you like to get from pre-definied options (for example “Temperature beyond threshold”). If you select “All other alert types” you will get all types of alerts.

Notification type – allows you to choose from notification types that you can define in the “Notification types” section (as explained in the previous section).

  1. In order to delete a notification definition, click the “trashbin” icon at the right. A new window should pop up.

  2. On a new window click the “Confirm” button. Wait until the progress bar at the top finishes.

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Hubs

In this part you'll learn how to manage your hubs.

Overview

  • In order to access hubs, click the “Hubs” link on the left menu.

Legend:

Status – presents the current status of the hub. Here are the available statuses:

A “green on” icon indicates that the hub is connected to bluConsole.

A “grey off” icon indicates that the hub is not connected to bluConsole.

Last seen – presents the date and time of the last data transmission from the hub to bluConsole.

Active – presents whether the hub is active or archived.

Power status – presents whether the hub is connected to power supply or not. There are 2 options:

A plug” icon signifies that the hub is connected to the power supply.

A crossed plug” icon signifies that the hub is not connected to the power supply.

Edit

  1. In order to edit a hub, click on the hub’s serial number. A new window should pop up where you can edit the information.

  2. Once you are finished, click the “Save” button. Wait until the progress bar at the top finishes.

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Loggers

In this part you'll learn how to manage your loggers, set threshold limits, download calibration certificates and more!

Overview

  • In order to access loggers, click the “Loggers” link on the left menu.

Legend:

Maintenance mode – presents whether a specific logger is in a one-time maintenance mode or not and its current state.  It comes in 4 states:

A “green” icon indicates that the logger is connected to bluConsole.

A “green gear” icon indicates that the logger is connected to bluConsole and is in the one-time maintenance mode.

A “grey off” icon indicates that the logger is not connected to bluConsole.

A “grey gear” icon indicates that the logger is not connected to bluConsole and is in the one-time maintenance mode.

Start of maintenance – presents the date and time when the one-time maintenance mode will start.

End of maintenance – presents the date and time when the one-time maintenance mode will be finished.

Certification valid date – presents date and time till your calibration will be valid. It does not refer to our Blulog certifications.

Valid thru – presents date and time till the device is still valid.

Cyclic maintenance mode – presents the name of the mode that can be created at the “Cyclic maintenance mode” page. Cyclic maintenance mode is a way to set maintenance in a recurring manner.

NOTE: In case a logger uses one-time and cyclic maintenance modes simanteneously, both of them will be used.

A logger with a maintenance mode will record data but it will not be shown in a graph or a report. Also alerts will not be triggered in case of a breach.

“3 dotted” icon – upon a click presents a small window with more options.

Edit

  1. In order to edit a logger, click on the logger’s serial number. A new window should pop up where you can edit the information.

  2. Once you are finished, click the “Save” button. Wait until the progress bar at the top finishes.

Limits

  1. In order to set measurement threshold limits, first select the desired logger(s).

  2. Then, click the “Set limits” button. A new window should pop up.

  3. On this new window specify your limits and click the “Save” button. Wait until the progress bar at the top finishes.

Recordings

  • In order to access recordings data, select the “Recordings” option in a hidden menu. A new page should appear with data.

  • In order to export data to an XLSX file, click the “download” icon.

  1. In order to edit the thresholds of the recording, click the “edit” icon. A new window should pop up.

  2. On this new window, insert new values and click the “Save” button. Wait till the loading bar at the top finishes.

Calibration certificate

  • In order to download a calibration certificate, select the “Certificate” option in a hidden menu. A download should happen shortly.

    You can download calibration certificates individually for each logger.

Other

  1. In order to assign organization, hub, zone or cyclic maintenance mode to your logger(s), first select your desired logger(s).

  2. Then, click the “Assign” button at the top. A new window should pop up.

  3. On this new window select your options and click the “Save” button. Wait until the progress bar at the top finishes.

  1. In order to replace a logger, select the “Logger replacement” option in a hidden menu.

  2. A new window should pop up where you can insert a new logger’s serial number.

  3. Once you are finished, click the “Save” button. Wait until the progress bar at the top finishes.

Logger replacement allows you to transfer the logger’s history and information from an old logger to a new logger. It is useful especially in case of a replacement at the end of autonomy.

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Users

In this part you'll learn how to manage your users.

Overview

  • In order to access users page, click the “Users” link on the left menu.

Legend:

Periodic report – presents the recurring type of when the report will be sent. Periodic report contains all the information regarding the loggers. It comes in 3 options:

Daily report
Weekly report
Monthly report

Breaches report – presents the recurring type of when the report will be send. Breaches report contains the information regarding the breaches. It comes with the same options as the periodic report.

Compliance report – presents the recurring type of when the report will be send. Compliance report contains the information regarding the compliance rate. It comes with the same options as the periodic report.

Add/Edit/Delete

  1. In order to add a user, click the “Create user” button at the top. A new page should appear where you can fill in your information.

  2. Once you are finished, click the “Submit” button. Wait until the progress bar at the top finishes.

Legend:

Role – presents the type of the user. Each user type differs in terms of the privileges. That means, that for some user types specific sections of the app will be hidden and for some not. It comes in 3 available roles:

User – has access to data.
Admin – has access to data and management functionalities.
Guest – has access to data.

Periodic report for suborganizations – presents an option whether you would like to receive periodic reports for all of your suborganizations.

Skip disconnection alerts shorter than x minutes – presents an option to not save disconnection alerts shorter than an inserted number of minutes.

Auto NFC notifications – presents an option to send a report to your email any time new data is being sent to Bluconsole (or sent only when the thresholds are crossed if you select “Only when exceeding the limit” option).

  1. In order to edit a user, click on the user’s email. A new page should appear where you can edit the information.

  2. Once you are finished, click the “Submit” button. Wait until the progress bar at the top finishes.

  1. In order to delete a user, click the “trashbin” icon near the row. A new pop up should appear.
  2. On this new pop up click the “Confirm” button. Wait until the progress bar at the top finishes.
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Zones

In this part you'll learn how to manage your zones.

Overview

  • In order to access zones, click the “Zones” link on the left menu.

Zones are specific names you can assign to a collection of the loggers. It can be useful to categorize and organize the loggers based on the location, type of the product the loggers monitor and so on.

By default you will have 1 zone created that will be the same name as your organization name.

In the diagram above you will learn in a more visual way how the zones work and how they can be used.

As you can see, in the parent organization Trees & Co I assigned 3 zones. Each zone presents the location of our loggers. I can plug multiple loggers for each zone.

Zones can be also assigned to child organizations. I assigned 2 zones for Flee Farm child organization and 2 for Garden Loca child organization.

This way the loggers are well organized based on their location.

Add/Edit/Delete

  1. In order to add a zone, click the “Create zone” button at the top. A new window should pop up where you can fill in your information. You can associate a zone to your organization.

  2. Once you are finished, click the “Save” button. Wait until the progress bar at the top finishes.

  1. In order to edit a zone, click on the zone name. A new window should pop up where you can edit the information.

  2. Once you are finished, click the “Save” button. Wait until the progress bar at the top finishes.

  1. In order to delete a zone, click the “trashbin” icon near it. A new window should pop up.

  2. On this new window click the “Confirm” button. Wait until the progress bar at the top finishes.

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Organizations

In this part you'll learn how to manage your organizations and download breaches reports.

Certain functionalities, especially linked to managing the account, adding or deleting values, are only available for administrators, not for users. To know more about account holders’ types, refer to the section “Users” page.

Overview

  • In order to access organizations, click the “Organizations” link on the left menu.

Legend:

Type – presents the type of the organization. Here are the available types:

Flat – does not allow to add suborganizations.
Tree – does allow to add suborganizations.

Parent organization – presents under which organization the newly created suborganization should be assigned to. Parent organization has access to data assigned to all the suborganizations.

Use master SMS pool – presents whether the SMS pool assigned to your parent organization is used for suborganizations. It comes in 2 states:

An unchecked field signifies that the master SMS pool will not be used.

A checked field signifies that the master SMS pool will be used.

SMS pool – presents how many SMSs are left from your SMS package. Please contact our team if you would like to increase your SMS package.

Diagram above explains in a more visual way how the organizations and suborganizations are connected together and how does it affect user accesses.

In this example our organization name is Trees & Co. By default you will have this organization created by our team. It will be the “child” of the root organization, which is Blulog.

Now, from this point on you can create “child” organizations, that can be also called suborganizations, under your Trees & Co organization. To do so, your organization needs to be set as an “TREE” in the “Type” field.

In this example I created a child organization called Flee Farm and Garden Loca. You can create as many levels of suborganizations as you wish. Loggers can be assigned to the parent and child organizations.

You can assign specific users to your parent organization or child organizations. In this example Tom and Mary are assigned to the root organization. They will have access to data from the parent and child organizations.

Adam is assigned to Trees & Co parent organization. That means he can see data of the parent organization and both child organizations. He will not have access to data of the root organization.

On the other hand, Eve and Joel, the assigned users for child organizations, will only have access to data from these child organizations. They will not have access to data from parent or root organization.

Add/Edit/Delete

  1. In order to add an organization, click the “Creates new organization” button at the top. A new page should appear where you can fill in your information.

  2. Once you are finished, click the “Save” button. Wait until the progress bar at the top finishes.

  1. In order to edit an organization, click on the organization name. A new page should appear where you can edit the information.

  2. Once you are finished, click the “Save” button. Wait until the progress bar at the top finishes.

  1. In order to delete an organization, click the “trashbin” icon on the right. A new window should pop up.

  2. On this new window click the “Confirm” button. Wait until the progress bar at the top finishes.

Breaches report

  1. In order to download your breaches report, click the “download” icon. A new window should pop up.

  2. On this new window select the start and end date and time. You can use the “calendar” icon to specify it or type it in directly.

  3. Now, click the “Save” button. You should receive a green message at the bottom saying “Your Download request has been submitted”. That means that you will receive an email when the report will be created.

Downloading the breaches report may take some time. Please be patient.

If you would like a more detailed report, where you will be able to see the list of the breaches, select a “Detaled” option. Otherwise, if you would like more of a summary, do not select this option.

Downloading the breaches report may take some time. Please be patient.