Dashboards and Widgets - Metasys - LIT-12011694 - MS-ADSLA5U-0 - MS-ADSLA5U-6 - Server - ADS-Lite Server - 13.0

Application and Data Server (ADS) Lite-A System Product Bulletin

Brand
Metasys
Product name
ADS-Lite Server
Document type
Product Bulletin
Document number
LIT-12011694
Version
13.0
Revision date
2023-09-13
Product status
Active
Language
English

A dashboard organizes data in the Metasys UI to help you see a complete picture of what is happening in a space, with a piece of equipment, or within a system such as a central plant. Within each dashboard, widgets provide specific operator interaction features. You can customize dashboards to suit specific needs by allowing the selection of viewable widgets, widget order, and widget appearance, as well as assign by client device type.

The Space Dashboard provides a cohesive summary of the selected space, including the equipment that serves the space and potential problem areas in the space. The Space Dashboard includes the following widgets:

  • Graphics provide a visual representation of the selected space, which you can use to quickly check the status of that space, uncover unusual system conditions, make relational comparisons between nearby spaces at-a-glance, and issue commands to improve performance or restore order. The Graphics widget displays digital representations of equipment or systems, with graphical symbols and animations created using the Graphics Manager.
  • Equipment Serving Space identifies the equipment serving the selected space and then provides details about that equipment, including other equipment or systems that may be affecting that piece of equipment.
  • Potential Problem Areas provides a single display showing all items that are in alarm, warning, overridden, out of service, and offline statuses within a space. This display also enables you to filter and view data that is important. You can use the Potential Problem Areas widget and Fault Detection as a daily punch list to manage buildings more efficiently.
  • Equipment Summary is a table view that lists all similar equipment that directly serves the selected space, and any downstream spaces. The Equipment Summary shows the most important information for each equipment and provides links to the equipment for even more detailed information. You can define which data to include in an Equipment Summary with the custom columns selection feature.
  • Schedule widget lists all schedules affecting the selected space, and displays if the schedules are enabled or disabled. You can then select, view, and edit specific schedules associated with a space. The Schedule widget summarizes how a space is affected by a scheduling strategy so that you can understand the complete picture. The Schedule widget also provides a way to view effective schedule information for a specific date in the future, so that you can ensure it is set up correctly. Furthermore, use the bulk scheduling feature to add exceptions to several schedules at once and to assign weekly schedules in bulk.
  • From Release 11.0, the Space Dashboard also supports the Trend widget. For details about the Trend widget see the section below.

The Equipment Dashboard provides a cohesive summary of a selected piece of equipment. The widgets shown in the Equipment Dashboard include the following:

  • The Graphics widget enables users to view graphics associated with a piece of equipment, or an Equipment Definition. The widget provides a visual representation of the monitored systems that enable you to check the status of equipment and recognize unusual system conditions. The widget displays digital representations of equipment or systems, with graphical symbols and animations created using the Graphics Manager.
  • Trend widget is a chart that shows up to ten points of historical data for a single piece of equipment at the same time. Use this widget to view historical equipment data, compare performance changes over time, and easily create PDF or CSV reports. You can identify patterns in equipment operation, including performance outliers using an intuitive candlestick chart that displays min, max, and averages. From Release 11.0, you can also select a point without a trend extension, and see its real-time present value plotted on a Trend chart. This feature is called Live trending. In addition, the Trend feature is enhanced from Release 11.0 to include the ability to choose to view raw or aggregated data, regardless of duration. Furthermore, the sample limit is increased to 50,000 samples and the individual trend sample limit was removed. This provides you with more visibility into historical data.
  • Equipment Activity enables you to view alarm activity, network controller offline events, user changes, and annotations made within a date range of up to one year within the last five years for the selected piece of equipment. This widget enables you to easily see and understand the correlation between disparate activities occurring within the system.
  • Equipment Relationships identifies all relationships a piece of equipment has with other equipment, spaces, and network field controllers.
  • Equipment Data lists all points and their real-time values for the selected piece of equipment, providing you with detailed information about the operational status of the equipment.
  • Schedule widget lists all schedules affecting the selected equipment, and displays if the schedules are enabled or disabled. You can select, view, and edit specific schedules associated with a piece of equipment. The Schedule widget summarizes how a scheduling strategy affects the equipment so that you can understand the complete picture. The Schedule widget also provides a way to view effective schedule information for a specific date in the future, so that you can ensure it is set up correctly. Furthermore, the bulk scheduling feature allows you to add exceptions to several schedules at once and to assign weekly schedules in bulk.

Additional Metasys UI features are available that are not specifically located in the Space or Equipment Dashboard, including:

  • Alarm Notification Bar alerts users to the highest priority unacknowledged alarm which requires acknowledgment for which the logged in user has permission to view.
  • Alarm Manager enables you to view and take action on Metasys system alarms. The Alarm Manager rolls up occurrences of alarms to help you prioritize the most important alarms and manage all occurrences of alarms in one operation. The Alarm Manager also displays an Alarm Summary that indicates how well the alarms are being managed. The Alarm Manager is accessible through the Metasys UI and full screen view, with a separate URL, well-suited for 24/7 operations centers. Spaces and equipment do not need to be configured for users to take advantage of the Alarm Manager. You can navigate directly from the Alarm Manager to the Building Network through a link, without having to manually search for it.
  • Alarm Monitor provides a similar view as the Alarm Manager, but does not require the user to log into the Metasys system. The Alarm Monitor is well-suited for the types of users who do not require or do not have authorization for full Metasys access, but who are responsible for viewing alarms from multiple integrated building systems. Spaces and equipment do not need to be configured for users to take advantage of the Alarm Monitor.
  • Custom Trend Viewer is a chart showing up to ten points of historical data from multiple pieces of equipment at the same time. Use this widget to see and compare performance changes over time. You can identify patterns in equipment operation, including performance outliers using an intuitive candlestick chart that displays min, max, and averages. You can also view live trended points. These show the point's default value; for example, Present Value.
  • With the Trend Study Manager feature, you can easily access custom trends configured in a previous Metasys UI session, and also view and manage space and equipment associations with all supported trend studies.
  • Cyber Health dashboard provides a Metasys administrator with a centralized view of potential security-related issues or system issues which are detectable by a Metasys Server, but which may not surface as part of general system alarms. You can also see out-of-date software at one glance. The information is grouped into critical issues, potential risks, and informational items.
  • User Management facilitates the creation and management of users and their roles, views, category-based permissions, and privileges. You can create and manage user details for Active Directory, and Metasys local users.
  • System Activity provides a combined view of Audits and Alarms, as well as disparate views of Audits or Alarms for authorized users. Authorized users can filter, export, and act on Audits and Alarms.
  • Device Pairing provides you with the ability to pair supported engines to the Metasys server for additional security.
  • BACnet/SC Management enables you to manage BACnet Secure Connect (BACnet/SC) certificates. BACnet/SC is a secure, encrypted datalink layer that is specifically designed to meet the requirements, policies, and constraints of IP infrastructures.
  • Remote Notification enables you configure the routing and filtering of event and audit messages directly in the Metasys UI for each server or engine, without the need to install software on client machines.
  • Fault Manager enables you to view, enable, and disable all fault rules. You can also modify global attributes and download an archive of global attributes, exceptions, and activity logs. Alternatively, you can import an archive to restore data from a previous archive.

Certain widgets are connected with Advanced Search and Reporting, which you can use to quickly create even more powerful reports by leveraging the power of the dashboard with the Advanced Search feature. The widgets connected with Advanced Search include the Equipment Summary widget, Equipment Serving Space widget, Equipment Data widget, Graphics widget, and the Summary View widget. For more information, see Advanced Search and Reporting.