A device is a data stream which generates measurement data on a location. It can be an IoT device or a webhook from a gateway or a connection to an existing database.
In case the measurement data comes directly from an IoT device then this IoT device can be connected to a location. This is done by filling in the unique hashID which is listed on the device.
In case the measurement data comes from another data source though for example a webhook, then the connection process is carried out in the same way. To see how to generate hashIDs or how to set up such links see the connectivity environmentsection.
A device can be unlinked from a location and linked to another location or even a different monitoring environment. We demonstrate how to connect and remove a device to/from a location in a how-to video.
If a device is moved to another location, all the previous measurements will not be moved with it. Measurements are stored on a port of a device which is linked to a location.
Many devices also use bi-directional communication to activate specific functionality, change measurement frequency or update the device firmware. You can view the specific device commands by going to commands. There you can schedule a new command or you can see the history of executed or planned commands. The device supplier can configure which commands are visible in the monitoring environment.
It is possible to search the commands with different constraints such as whether commands were executed, for specific devices, which user created the command and whether it was planned on or before a specific date.