Weather-Pro/TruSense Dashboard Help

Getting Started

Welcome to the Weather-Pro / TruSense dashboard. From here you can View, Edit or Download data collected from your logger in a variety of formats.
Start by selecting your logger or station from the "Select Station" menu. This will then display the "Summary Report" page.
Data can also be FTP'd to a clients web server directly as it arrives or collected via the API as required. Contact the database administrator (under the "Select Station" menu) for this service.

Select Your Station / Logger #back to top

Use this menu to select which Station or Logger you wish to display. These are stored under sub menus with a default Group of either the communications system (eg Sigfox, Lora, Globalstar satellite) or an owner or Group name, and will be called your logger serial number. This serial number is printed on the logger.
These names can be changed later from the "Edit Station Names" submenu in the Configure menu.
Stations with a padlock next to the name have been set as private and will require a password to access the data.
The "Select by location" item will present a google maps interface with a marker for each weather-station (WS) or logger (L) where the location is known. Either double click on one of the markers or click on one to display its info, then click on the link in the pop-up window.

Summary Report #back to top

This report show a summary of information on each sensor in a panel. Depending on the sensor type, the summary section will show minimum, maximum and average values for a range of dates, or Totals for each date, and others.
The graph section of the panel typically shows the reading for the last 24hrs, except "Wind Direction" which show 2 graphs of total wind run for the last 7 days and the last 31 days.
Clicking on the graph will take you directly to the Graph report for that channel. Clicking the "Shrink" or "Expand" buttons will reduce or expand the size of the panel to help fit on the screen, this will be remembered. This screen has an automatic 5 minute refresh to display new readings.
This can be used on a 10" tablet (or similar) in portrait mode, left on a wall, with sleep disabled, as a permanent display.

Table Report #back to top

This will display a Table of the hourly data (or longer, depending on logger setup). It will default to the last weeks readings, but this can be adjusted with the Date Range Bar (Day,Week,Month,Year). Use the "<" or ">" to move back and forward in time by the selected period, or the "≪" and "≫" buttons to move to the beginning or end of the logger readings. You can also manipulate the "from" and "to" parameters in the URL. This, as with the other reports, can also be bookmark'd.

Graph Report #back to top

  • * This graph will display any sensor selected from the buttons down the right hand side, or depending on the sensors available, a few derived sensors (values calculated from a subset of other sensors) eg Grow-Degree-Days or PET.
  • * You can also select the date range of the graph from the date selector bar below the graph, as with the previous Table report. Selecting greater than a month will cause the graph to summarize the data in daily readings showing minimum, maximum and Averages for each day.
  • * Note that individual series on the graph can be turned on or off by clicking on the legend.
  • * Click and drag on the graph to zoom into a specific time frame, then click on the "Reset zoom" button to zoom back out.
  • * The menu button at the top right corner gives you the options to print or download a graph in a variety of formats.

Other Reports #back to top

Current Text - #back to top

This shows the latest readings of all sensors in a simple to read text format.
Useful for display on smaller devices.

Current Graphical - #back to top

This is primarily aimed at full weather stations and will not display useful data on other types of loggers.
This will also require Flash Player installed in the browser.

Table of Last 24 Hours - #back to top

This is the same as the Standard Table report, but shows the data coming in at the logging interval of the logger, before it is summarized in hourly readings for long term storage.
This is used for the latest readings in the Summary report and others, as you don't need to wait until the full hours set of readings has completed and been received before adding to the Main history.

Table of Alarm Events - #back to top

This shows all alarm events in the time selected, defaults to the last week but can be adjusted by the Date selector bar.
Each alarm "Activation" (when the alarm is triggered), should be followed by an alarm "Reset" (alarm is re-enabled) in the State column.

Soil Moisture - #back to top

This is a special report for Soil Moisture reporting. It will not display meaningful data for any other sensor types.
This report will ask you to select which Rainfall sensor to use for the report. This will be remembered. Select a Rain gauge from the list that best represents (closest) the rainfall at your area.
This will display the Soil moisture (or both moistures from a Dual), Soil Temperature and Rainfall (if selected).
Note with a Date range of Day or Week you will see the individual hourly readings, with Month or Year you will see the data summarized into one reading per day. (Accumulated rainfall, average Moisture and Temperature).

Water Consent - #back to top

This is a special report for Water Resource Consent reporting. It will not display meaningful data for any other sensor types.
If the "Resource Consent Reporting" package has been purchased, then this will show the readings being automatically sent to the local Resource Management server. Note this report can combine data from multiple loggers.
Contact you local sales representative, or email the database administrator (in the "Select Station" menu) for more information on this service.

Downloads #back to top

Here you can download you data in a variety of formats. "(Text)" means a plain text format and "(CSV)" means in a comma delimited format. This is best for loading into spreadsheets like Excel.
Info records are for Weather-Pro weather stations only and show events such as logger startup, configuration changes etc.
You can right click on a menu item and copy the URL, this can later be used for some client automated processes.
Data can also be FTP'd to a clients web server directly as it arrives. Contact the database administrator (under the "Select Station" menu) for this.

Configuration #back to top

Here you can Setup a range of parameters for your station or logger.

Edit data Locks #back to top

Here you can Set or unset the padlocks on your data, if you need to keep it private.
You will need 3 things, the serial number of the station, the private security key that was supplied with you station and a password of your choosing.
Enter all 3 then click "Update". If the Serial number and Security Key match the password will be updated. Note a blank password disables the private data padlock.
After setting up a password you will need to enter this into a password screen whenever you first select the station in any new browser session. Note that most browsers will remember this password for you.
If you loose the key or forget the password you will need to contact the database administrator (under the "Select Station" menu). You will need to either provide the Security Key or Proof of ownership.

Edit Station or Logger Alarms #back to top

Here you can create Alarm settings for your data. You will need the Security Key provided with the logger to make any changes.
First, select the Channel from the drop down list, then enter a Low Limit and High Limit, if you only require a low limit alarm then set the high limit above any realistic value so its never triggered.
Then set the Hysteresis, this is the amount the reading will need to change by, after an alarm has been triggered, before the alarm is reset (or re-enabled) eg. If you set a frost alarm on Air temperature, High Limit =99, Low limit=1.2 and Hysteresis of 3.0 then the alarm would trigger when the temperature falls below 1 degree and the alarm will reset when the temperature climbs above 4 degrees. Without a Hysteresis noisy reading can trigger the alarm several times.
Duration is not used yet. This will be the period the alarm sensor must be outside the limit for before and alarm will be triggered.
When an alarm is triggered or reset you can be notified in one of 2 ways (or both). Email or SMS (text message). Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by a semi-colon ";", and one only mobile phone number. The phone number must start with 61 or 64, ie no "+".
Once filled out, including the Security Key, you can click "Insert New Alarm" and the page will show a "Success" of "Failure" message.
Alarms can also be modified or removed with the "Update" or "Delete" buttons. The security Key will still be required.

Edit Station/Logger Name and Location #back to top

Here you can alter a station or Logger Group or Name. You will need the Security Key provided with the station. If you only have one logger then leave the group as the default, which will be the communications method (Sigfox, Lora, Globalstar or Wpro). If you have multiple loggers then you can create a new Owner / Group.
After entering the 4 fields click "Update" and the next screen will show "Success" or "Failure". If succeeded then refresh the display to show the new "Select Station" menu settings.
GPS latitude and longitude can be entered here if you know them. Else leave blank. These will be used by the "Select Station by Location" menu.
Note, inappropriate names, or groups with only one logger will be altered by the database administrator.

Edit Station/Logger Gains and Offsets #back to top

Here you can alter a station or Loggers Calibration Gains and Offsets, one of each per Channel.
You will need the Security Key provided with the station.
After altering any of the fields click "Update" and the next screen will show "Success" or "Failure".
These values are in a Y=mX+c format where:
Y is the new value to be stored in the database
m is the channel gain (defaults to 1.0)
X is the reading sent from the sensor
c is the offset added the the value after the gain is applied.(defaults to 0).

Email the Database Administrator #back to top

Here you send an email(on some systems) to the database administrator Note that any request to alter data will need to have the security key included in the email.

Administration #back to top

This is for system administrators only.