Use the Device panel to view information about WebDAQ hardware, the capacity of internal and external storage, network settings, security access, and email settings. The Device Info tab displays by default when you open the Device panel.
Each panel can be minimized by the user.
The Device Info tab lists information about the WebDAQ device, system clock, firmware version and update utility, and calibration status, and provides two log files — the Info Log File lists notifications such as start and stop times, and the Error Log File lists error notifications.
|Device Info Tab|
|Device||Information about WebDAQ hardware:
|System Clock||The clock settings set on the WebDAQ hardware. These clock settings may be different from that of the user accessing the hardware. Tap the "Change date and time settings" link to show a Date and Time dialog with additional options:
|Firmware||Information about device firmware.
|Bootloader||Information about the device bootloader.
|Log Files||Contains the Info and Error log files and a toolbar.|
The Info log file lists device startup initialization information, job and schedule activity, and alarm activities since system startup. The Error log file lists all errors that have occurred since system startup.
Log Files Toolbar:
The Storage panel lists the amount of used and available storage space on the device and external media, if present. Partitioned storage areas are indicated with "P#".
An Eject button appears on the panel for external media. Use this button to unmount the media for removal. Note: if the external media is actively being used for data logging, this button will do nothing when clicked.
|Internal Storage||Always shown. Shows used and free space on the integrated internal storage of the WebDAQ.|
|SD Card||Shows only if an SD Card is mounted on the WebDAQ. Shows used and free space on the external storage of media inserted in the SD slot of the WebDAQ. An Eject button is shown that can be used for safe removal of the media.|
|USB Storage Device||Shows only if a USB mass storage device is mounted on the WebDAQ. Shows used and free space on the external storage of media inserted in the USB connector of the WebDAQ. An Eject button is shown that can be used for safe removal of the media.|
The Network tab lists network configuration settings and status, and allows selection of WiFi interface if a WiFi adapter is installed in one of the WebDAQ USB ports. Note — a wired connection must first be established before a wireless connection can be configured
The WebDAQ IP address type is set by default for DHCP/Link-Local. When connected to a network, the device first attempts to receive an IP address from a DHCP server. If this fails, the link-local address stored on the device is used (169.254.100.100).
|Network Settings||Tap LAN to configure the settings for a wired network, or WiFi to configure wireless network settings.|
|WiFi settings (appears when a WiFi adapter is connected. Refer to the hardware manual for the procedure to configure the WebDAQ for wireless communication):
|Network Status||Information about the LAN and WiFi networks, such as the current IP address.|
The Security tab allows the user to sets the user access level and administrator password. There is only one user defined. The user name is "admin". By default, the password is also set to "admin" and the security level is set to "Off". To limit access to the web page, change the password and then set the desired security level.
|Security Level||Sets user permissions with a slider control.
|Change Password||Allows a user to change the password for the "admin" user. The default password is "admin".
The Email/SMS tab allows you to specify the SMTP servers that will be used to send email and text notifications.
Use the Toolbar utilities to define an email server, modify the settings of an existing server, and to select the default server for sending email notifications and SMS messaging. Enable the checkbox of the server you want to set as the default.
|SMTP Servers icon bar|
|Create|| Opens the SMTP server dialog to add an SMTP server to the server list. The pre-defined servers are GMAIL, LIVE, and YAHOO. Choose Other if the server you want to define is not one of the pre-defined options.|
SMTP Server Settings dialog
|Delete||Deletes the selected server definition.|
|Edit||Opens the SMTP Server Settings dialog box (see above) for you to modify the selected server definition. The password field is left empty for security reasons.|
|Test||Sends an email to your email account on the selected server to test the server settings. A message displays and an email is sent to indicate that the WebDAQ device SMTP server verification was successful.|
Your SMTP server may block notifications from the WebDAQ app. To allow notifications, configure your SMTP server to allow access from less secure apps. We recommend that you create a dedicated email account for WebDAQ notifications, separate from your personal email account.