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Sales and Delivery Release: New Version of MindSphere Fleet Manager and Visual Analyzer (October 2017)

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Hereby the offerings Fleet Manager, Fleet Manager Plus and Visual Analyzer are released for sales and delivery.

General

The new category „MindSphere Platform“ includes core applications which are ordered directly  via MindSphere.

The current Fleet Manger will be split in two separate Applications:

  • Fleet Manager (free of charge, 9AC2412-2MJ11-5ND0)
  • Visual Analyzer (9AC2412-2MJ11-5ND2)

New Option for Fleet Manager for addional functionalities:

  • Fleet Manager Plus (9AC2412-2MJ11-5ND1)


News and changes

Fleet Manager

Fleet Manager with re-defined  functionality provides an overview of your Assets configured in MindSphere and allows searching for relevant Assets based on various criteria. The application is free of charge and access is included in MindAccess User or MindAccess Developer. A “Requests” function provides the opportunity to define resulting actions after occurrence of an event, such as exceeding of a limit value of a machine. Addionally, for MindSphere to automatically detect events for you and trigger Requests, you can define rules in the Fleet Manager that monitor the data points of the respective Assets. Also flexible viewing options allow easy access of information depending on the need of the viewer. Choose between List hierarchy view and Graphical hierarchy view.

New features:

  • Move asset on geo map to right place.
  • Improved Timeframe Selection: Choose between one minute to one year at timing within Fleet Manager-Aspects and Visual Analyzer.
  • Individualization of dashboard time: Change time from UTC to browser time within Fleet Manager-Aspects and Visual Analyzer.
  • Additional information pages: Information pop-up about login status and support and switch language of the user interface.




Option: Fleet Manager Plus

The new option “Fleet Manager Plus” adds additional functionality to the Fleet Manager:

  • Rule triggered email notification: Once a rule is triggered, an email notification is sent. This email contains a link directly to Fleet Manager or Visual Analyzer, allowing you to see the values when the rule was triggered.
  • New asset information page: All asset related information summarized in one page (Connection status, Asset description including ID, Asset location on map, Customer information).

Visual Analyzer

Visual Analyzer is today the Fleet Manager’s Explore-View. The application provides an overview of your Assets configured in MindSphere. Where the Fleet Manager is a tool to manage your fleet, the Visual Analyzer is a tool for in depth browsing of data with the possibility of creating of specific views of Aspects.

New features:

  • Improved usability
  • Easily create and assign new y-scales
  • Changed color of graphs by simply selecting the appropriate color



Detailed descriptions

Fleet Manager

Aspects
For a selected Asset you can see the status of the Aspects defined in the Asset.
In the overview of Aspects the request status of Aspects is indicated.
In the detail view, you see the recorded data to the defined data points, shown in diagrams.
With the time picker, you can define the data display time.
For in depth analysis of the time series data, a direct link to Visual Analyzer is available (subject to activation, see separate Data Sheet for details and fees).

Requests
You can put the focus not only on the Aspects of an Asset, but also directly on the Requests of an Asset.
For this, you can display the request table instead of the Asset table.
You can view both the open Requests being processed or completed ones.
To share knowledge and possibly initiate follow-up actions, you can create a Request manually.

Rules
A rule can monitor one variable and upon exceeding a defined condition, a request is triggered including priority, description and suggested action.
You can create several rules for each Asset and edit or delete them.
You can select rules for monitoring of values (float or bool).

Export view
You can export data of your Assets.
After selecting the Aspect and choosing a time range, downloading the data in CSV or JSON format is possible.

Fees
Fleet Manager is free of charge.

Fleet Manager Plus

Rules with emails
A rule can monitor one variable and upon exceeding a defined condition, a request is triggered including priority, description and suggested action.
The Fleet Manager Plus option allows upon a breached rule sending an email to a specified email address. Included in the email are the stated “severity”, “description”, “action” of the Rule and a direct html link to Fleet Manager and Visual Analyzer.

Asset Information
The Fleet Manager Plus option adds an information page to every Asset showing information (photo, description, location, customer and geolocation) and connection status.
The displayed information is inserted in the respective configuration of the Asset Configuration of the IoT Data Modeler.

Fees
Fleet Manager Plus subscription: 120 MindSphere Units. The option is not active by default and needs to be activated by an “Admin” User in the Fleet Manager. Irrespective of the sending of an email or the number of days for which the service is activated, the full 120 MindSphere Units occur. Charging is based on the MindSphere Units total, whereas a MindSphere Unit shall have the value assigned to it in the MindSphere – Service Overview and Prices.

Visual Analyzer

Asset Overview
Your Assets are in a hierarchy. You see only the Assets for which you are authorized:

  • As a Service Provider, you see all Assets.
  • As a SP Customer, you see only your own Assets.

To quickly find relevant Assets, you can set an individual order, filter and search. Set up areas per customer can be selected in the hierarchy. Depending on the filter settings, Assets from this area are displayed.

Visual Analyzer
Quickly browse over time series data. Create individual visualizations (“Virtual Aspects”) by showing data points of different Aspects. Second y-axis to display data with different value ranges. Hide Aspects in Visual Analyzer view. To share knowledge and possibly initiate follow-up actions, you can create a Request manually.

Requests
You can put the focus not only on the Aspects of an Asset, but also directly on the Requests of an Asset. For this, you can display the request table instead of the Asset table.

Rules
A rule can monitor one variable and upon exceeding a defined condition, a request is triggered including priority, description and suggested action.
You can create several rules for each Asset and edit or delete them.
When a condition is breached an action is triggered. In the Aspect view.

Fees
Fleet Manager Plus subscription: Thirty five (35) MindSphere Units. Please note that upon activation, we will calculate 35 MindSphere Units of the Visual Analyzer and for every Asset being onboarded (or in the process of “Onboarding”) on the last day of the month (irrespective of duration). Fees for Visual Analyzer are based on the calculated MindSphere Units total.

The MindSphere Units total for Visual Analyzer are calculated as follows:
(MindSphere Units total) = 35 MindSphere Units per Asset x (number of Assets)
Charging is based on the MindSphere Units total, whereas a MindSphere Unit shall have the value assigned to it in the MindSphere – Service Overview and Prices. Fees are invoiced monthly in arrears.

Contact

For further information please find your local Siemens partner at
http://www.automation.siemens.com/aspa_app/?lang=en.

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