Machine and sensor data sent from Interstack’s stacks can be viewed in any web browser on any device (phone, tablet, or laptop) using the Interstacks MyStacks cloud dashboard. Stacks can also send data directly to any industrial IoT platform or database, on-premise or cloud hosted. You can also optionally enable over-the-air (OTA) software updates to the programming (blueprints) inside of your stacks.
- All data sent to the MyStacks cloud dashboard is timestamped and saved in a database for viewing immediately and for later reporting.
- Users can create as many customized dashboards as they need.
- Select from the menu of visualization widgets (e.g. single value, line charts, tables) then add them to your dashboard.
- Assign a tag (data stream), or multiple tags, to a visualization widget.
- Re-arrange and re-size the widgets. Layouts that you do on a tablet, phone, or laptop will be remembered for that device screen size.
- Set red/green/yellow visualization colors based on data thresholds you enter.
- Text and email notifications (alarms) can be sent based on criteria you select, for example a sensor reading exceeding some threshold value.
Get a username and password to login to your MyStacks dashboard account for use at mystacks.interstacks.com Contact Interstacks at email@example.com or your administrator. Stacks that you own and that send data will be provisioned for your account.
When you first login, you may see a blank page, or a starter dashboard that your administrator set up.
Make a New Dashboard
Select the icon in the top left of the page that looks like 3 horizontal lines to view the dashboard selector. To create a new dashboard, select “Add New Dashboard” button. To switch between dashboards, simply select from the list.
To add a widget to your dashboard, select the “+” icon in the top right of the page. You may have to scroll down the view in your browser window.
Select the type of visualization widget you want. Then select the “Finish” button.
Now you need to configure your new widget. Select the icon in the header of the widget that looks like a gear.
Select the stack name from the “Stack” pull down menu that will send data to this widget. Then select the “Attribute” (or tag name) from its pull down menu. (If the selected widget can view multiple tags, you can add them with the “+” icon.) Then select the “Next” button.
Depending on the widget, you will see various options for configuring its view. Select “Finish” when you are done configuring your widget.
To set red/green/yellow display indicators, select the icon in the widget header that looks like a bell.
You can enter criteria for when the data should be displayed in various colors, for example display in red if a temperature exceeds a particular value.
You can change the text that labels a widget by selecting the 3 vertical dots icon in the widget header.
Widgets can be re-arranged by simply dragging and dropping using the widget header area. Widgets can be re-sized by simply dragging and dropping using the bottom right corner of the widget.
Layouts that you do on a tablet, phone, or laptop will be remembered for that device screen size.
Notifications – Alarms
To set text or email notifications (alarms), select the person icon in the very top right of the page, next to the account name.
Then select “Set Alarms”.
A list of your stacks will be displayed with an expand/contract icon on the far right for each one. Expand the stack you want to set notifications for, select “Create New Alarm”. Enter your criteria for the notification using the pull down menus in each field. Enter the email address you want to send that particular notification to.
Text messages can be sent via email addresses to mobile carriers. For example firstname.lastname@example.org will send a text message to AT&T mobile phones using the phone number entered. For Verizon use email@example.com. For Sprint use firstname.lastname@example.org. T-Mobile use email@example.com.
When finished, select “Save” in the bottom right. The MyStacks cloud will send notifications whenever the criteria is satisfied.