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  1. RNI Device Manager Web Interface Overview C-PAMRAMI-E-0121

  2. Introduce the features and functions of the Device Manager application used to monitor and manage electric meters and load control modules, and perform HAN device management. The goal of this module is to:

  3. Device Manager Overview • Device Manager Interface Overview • Working with Devices • Working with Groups and Tags • Working with Actions and Events

  4. Device Manager (DM) Overview Section One

  5. State the primary functions of the application. • Identify supported meters and HAN devices. Section One Objectives

  6. Device Manager Web Interface DM Overview Manages meters, Home Area Network (HAN) devices, and standalone Load Control Modules (LCMs) in the FlexNet System Monitors and reports device status Configures and runs standard processes

  7. Device-Focused Application View individual device information and configuration Remotely perform on-demand actions on a device or group of devices Schedule actions to occur one time or on a regular basis Monitor and manage device-related events • Report readings and status of a device or group of devices DM Overview Does not replace the FlexWare Web Interface, which is focused on system and network throughput and performance.

  8. Organized for Easy Access by User Type and Task DM Overview

  9. Device Manager Capabilities DM Overview Manage Groups/Tags Perform a Demand Reset action Perform a Remote Connect/Disconnect action Display Enhanced Supervisory Messages (ESM) Load Profile (LP) data Display LP Data with End Reads Perform a Time-of-Use (TOU) action (read data only) Perform a HAN Management action Perform DRMS Load Shed and Text Message actions

  10. Device Manager Electric Meter Support DM Overview Sensus iCon A, iCon AS, iCon APX AS GE kV2C Elster A3 L+G Focus AX PRI iCredit

  11. Device Manager HAN Device Support DM Overview In-Home Displays (IHDs) • HAI 81A00-1 • Energate PTMK2UART Programmable Thermostats • HAI RC-1000, RC-1500, RC-2000 • Energate FZ100 Load Control Modules • HAI 73A00-3, 73A00-4 (Zigbee) • Energate LC301Z (Zigbee) • Sensus FlexNet LCM TC240RAC-S

  12. Device Manager Interface Overview Section Two

  13. Locate key elements of the dashboard. • View application-wide parameter settings. • List the four menus and describe the information contained under them. • Search for devices. Section Two Objectives

  14. Device Manager Banner DM Interface User name of person logged in, access to system settings, and log out link Utility name and service being managed Navigation menus Device searches

  15. Viewing General System Settings DM Interface • System settings apply throughout Device Manager • Accessed from the System Settings link in the top right corner of the software

  16. About the Menus: Dashboard Displays a system view of current devices and processes Varies according to type of device being monitored Identifies the total number of meters or device types Lists processes for the day DM Interface

  17. Device Manager Dashboard Layout DM Interface Displays the total number of devices Displays number of devices by device type Lists any saved device searches Lists scheduled events for today and their current status

  18. About the Menus: Devices Displays list or map of devices for management Sort, filter, view options available to narrow results Select devices on which to perform actions Access device details DM Interface

  19. Device Manager Devices Page Layout DM Interface

  20. About the Menus: Groups Lists groups of devices on which to perform actions Create, modify, search, map options for group management Create groups based on geographical area, billing schedule, operational task, and so forth DM Interface

  21. Device Manager Groups Page Layout DM Interface

  22. About the Menus: System Intelligence Displays list of current and historical processes for a device/device group Create, modify, search options for process management Monitors actions taken on a device(s) and device state or definition changes View status of current, scheduled, and historical actions for a device/device group DM Interface

  23. Device Manager System Intelligence Page Layout DM Interface

  24. Searching for Devices DM Interface Use the search tool to locate one or more devices Search by Device ID or Network Address Enter the entire identifier or a partial identifier, and click Search • Not case sensitive • No wild cards accepted

  25. Viewing and Saving Search Results DM Interface If the search results in a single device found, the Device Details page opens for that device • This type of search cannot be saved If the search results in multiple devices found, the Device List page opens listing all devices that matched the search • To save the search, click Save in the Search Tab

  26. Viewing and Using Saved Searches DM Interface View saved searches on Dashboard View list of saved searches including filters by clicking Saved by the Search box Run searches by clicking Search Name link 1 2 3

  27. Working with Devices Section Three

  28. Manage the display of your devices using searches, filtering, sorting, and mapping operations. • View detailed information about devices using the Device Details page. • Perform actions on displayed devices using the Devices and Device Details pages. Section Three Objectives

  29. Viewing Devices on the Devices Page Working with Devices View devices on a map or in a list Select devices on which to perform actions Hover over column header to sort by that data Modify the column display order Use filters to narrow the list of devices All devices in the FlexNet system are listed

  30. Filtering Devices on the Devices Page Use the Filter Devices panel to locate a device or set of devices on which you want to perform an action To filter the list: • Click the green arrow to open/close the filter category • Select from the options • Device list automatically updates Working with Devices

  31. Filtering Options Working with Devices Click to reset filter options to default settings Items currently being used for filtering are checked

  32. Customizing the Filtering Options Working with Devices In the Filter Devices panel, click Customize Filters Items currently being used for filtering Drag and drop to reorder the display of filter options Drag and drop to add or remove filter options from display Click to set selections as the default display

  33. Selecting Devices Working with Devices Indicates number of devices selected Select All devices, the devices on this Page, or deselect all devices (None) Check the box next to a device to select only that device

  34. Sorting Displayed Devices by Header Data Working with Devices Hover over any column heading to select a sort order • Sort Ascending or Sort Descending Column with arrow indicates the parameter the table is currently sorted by

  35. Changing the Order of Displayed Columns Hover over any column heading Select Columns from the drop-down list Working with Devices Drag and drop columns within the active set to reorder Drag and drop columns between the active set and additional columns to change the content displayed on the device list Check to set changes as the default order

  36. Mapping Devices in the Device List Select the devices to map Display on a map: • For a single device, click in the device row • For multiple devices, click at the top of list Working with Devices Zoom in for more detail

  37. Performing Actions on Devices Select the device(s) on which to perform the action Click Actions Select the action option from the drop-down list Select the specific actionNote: Action is performed immediately. Working with Devices Use breadcrumbs to navigate action selection 2 3 4

  38. Viewing Device Details From the Devices page, click the device Type link to open a detailed view of the device, including: • Configuration details • Location details • Group membership • Associated tags • Scheduled events for the device Banner provides quick information about the energy usage Working with Devices

  39. Using the Device Details Pages Perform actions on the selected device Add the device to a group Add a tag Post a note View scheduled event descriptions View a history of actions performed on the meter or HAN device View interval reads, time-of-use, and snapshot data for a meter Working with Devices

  40. Example: Meter Device Details Page Working with Devices View interval reads for this device Perform action on this device View history of actions on this device View a snapshot of data for this device Associate a HAN device with this meter Add/remove device to/from a group Add/remove tag on this device Insert a note

  41. Example: PCT Device Details Page Working with Devices View Demand Response program participation

  42. Example: Sensus LCM Device Details Page Working with Devices View appliances attached to the various relays View Demand Response configuration

  43. Working with Groups and Tags Section Four

  44. List the three group types. • Describe how devices can be added to a group. • Identify actions that can be performed on the Groups page. • Describe the purpose of tags. • Identify the difference between a group and a tag. Section Four Objectives

  45. About Device Groups The Groups menu provides a method for organizing sets of devices for viewing and management DM groups are: • Logical groups defined by geographical area, a specific operation, or other criteria • Organized by type: Billing, Operations, and Other • Local to the DM software; do not reflect groups created in the RNI FlexWare UI Groups and Tags

  46. About Device Groups (Continued) Add devices to a group by: • Importing a flat file of IDs • Manually adding IDs • Using DM to search and filter for devices in system Devices can be assigned to multiple groups Groups and Tags

  47. Using the Device Groups Page Groups and Tags Create a new group Hover over headers to sort groups Perform an action on selected group(s) Search for a group Map devices in the group Click Group Name link to view devices in group Delete a group (if permitted)

  48. About Tags Tags provide another method for filtering, browsing or searching for devices Unlikegroups in that tags are not billing or operational in nature Use a non-hierarchical keyword or term Describe attribute or characteristic about a device User defined and managed Created for temporary, short term usage Added to device filter options Groups and Tags

  49. Using Tags to Search Groups and Tags In the Filter Devices section, select the desired tag In the System Settings, select the Manage Tags tab to view all tags

  50. Working with Actions and Events Section Five