Alarm Dispatcher Notification

The Notification properties in the Alarm Dispatcher's configuration correspond to the settings used for sending emails to predefined recipients:

 

Notification

A list of already defined Dispatcher Notifications is displayed in the "Settings" section's "Notifications" window.  Other Notifications can be added by using the commands from the "Add New Notification" Ribbon.  The Notifications can be organized in folders created with the "Add New Folder" command.

When a new Notification is added, a popup window will open to define its properties.  The same window can be opened by double clicking on an already existing Notification.

 

 

Window used for setting the Dispatcher Notification properties

 

The Dispatcher Notification properties are as follows:

 

Notification Type

 

The properties displayed afterwards will vary according to the option chosen in this field.

 

Name

Represents the name associated to the Dispatcher Notification.  The name must be unique within each single folder.  When using the SMTP plugin for example, the name of the notification will also appear as the email's "subject".   When using  the SMS plugin, the name will be shown at the beginning of the message.

 

Message

The notification text to be sent is entered in this field.  When using the SMTP plugin, this text will be the email's body content.  When using the SMS, this text will be part of the message.

 

Recipient

The user name or user group to be sent the email or sms is selected in this field.  When selecting a user group, the email or sms will be sent to all the users in that group.

 

Item

This option is used for selecting the Server Tag based on which value the notification will be sent.

 

Plugin

This option is used for selecting the plugin to  be used for sending the notification.

 

Attachments

This field is only available when the SMTP plugin has been selected and is used for selecting one or more files to attach to the email.

 

Priority

This option is used for setting the notification with a priority.  A delay time can be established by using this priority for sending the notification according to the Dispatcher's general  "Priority - Delay Table" settings.

 

Alarm Type

This option is used for defining the alarm type to be used for sending the notification.  The options are:

 

 

Item di notifica

The selection made is this field will change according what "Notification Type" has been set as follow:

Local Notification Type: A ServerIO tag can be selected in this field and based on its value an alarm notification will be sent according to the predefined settings.

Server Notification Type: An ServerIO Area or Source from which to receive Alarms can be selected in this field. In this case notifications of Alarms triggered by the ServerIO will be sent directly.

 

Condition

This selection field is only available when the  TripAlarm alarm type has been selected.  For further information please see section: "Alarm Prototype Settings"

 

Activation Value

This selection field is only available when the TripAlarm alarm type has been selected.  For further information please see section:  "Alarm Prototype Settings".

 

Deviation Type

This selection field is available only when the ExclusiveDeviation, NonExclusiveDeviation, ExclusiveRateOfChange or NonExclusiveRateOfChange alarm type has been selected.  For further information please see section:  "Alarm Prototype Settings".

 

High High Level (enable)

This selection is used for enabling the "High High Level" alarm's intervention threshold.  Once the threshold has been enabled, it will then be possible to insert the activation value using the "High High Level (Value)" field.

 

High High Level (value)

This field is only available when the ExclusiveDeviation, NonExclusiveDeviation, ExclusiveRateOfChange or NonExclusiveRateOfChange alarm type has been selected and whenf the threshold has been enabled using the "High High Level (Enable)" property.  For further information please refer to the section on: "Alarm Prototype Settings".

 

High Level (enable)

This selection is used for enabling the "High Level" alarm's intervention threshold.  Once the threshold has been enabled, it will then be possible to insert the activation value using the "High Level (Value)" field.

 

High Level (value)

This field is only available when the ExclusiveDeviation, NonExclusiveDeviation, ExclusiveRateOfChange or NonExclusiveRateOfChenge alarm type has been selected and when the threshold has been enabled using the "High Level (Enable)" property.  For further information please refer to the section on: "Alarm Prototype Settings".

 

Low Level (enable)

This selection is used for enabling the  "Low Level" alarm's intervention threshold.  Once the threshold has been enabled, it will then be possible to insert the activation value using the  "Low Level (Value)" field.

 

Low Level (value)

This field is only available when the ExclusiveDeviation, NonExclusiveDeviation, ExclusiveRateOfChange or NonExclusiveRateOfChange alarm type has been selected and if the threshold has been enabled using the "Low Level (Enable)" property.  For further information please refer to the section on: "Alarm Prototype Settings".

 

Low Low Level (enable)

This selection is used for enabling the  "Low Low Level" alarm's intervention threshold.  Once the threshold has been enabled, it will then be possible to insert the activation value using the  "Low Low Level (Value)" field.

 

Low Low Level (value)

This field is only available when the ExclusiveDeviation, NonExclusiveDeviation, ExclusiveRateOfChange or NonExclusiveRateOfChange alarm type has been selected and when the threshold has been enabled using the "Low Low Level (Enable)" property.  For further information please refer to the section on:"Alarm Prototype Settings".

 

Severity

This parameter is used for giving the notification a severity level.  This severity field is displayed when event is recorded in the Historical Log.

 

Delay Time On

This parameter determines the notification's activation delay time.  For further information please refer to "Alarm Prototype Settings".

 

Delay Time Off

This parameter determines the notification's deactivation delay time.  For further information please refer to "Alarm Prototype Settings".

 

Time Unit

This selection field is only available when a ExclusiveRateOfChange or NonExclusiveRateOfChange has been selected. For further information please refer to "Alarm Prototype Settings".

 

Commands for inserting a new Dispatcher Notification

Commands for editing the Alarm Dispatcher Notifications are located in the "Alarm Dispatcher Editor - Alarm Dispatcher Editor" Ribbon.

 

 

Ribbon contains Dispatcher Notification editing commands.

 

Add New PlugIn

This command inserts a new PlugIn for sending Alarm Dispatcher Notifications.

 

Add New Folder

This command creates a new Folder within which the Alarm Dispatcher's Notification can be inserted.  These folders are only used for project organization purposes and can be nested at different levels.

 

Add New Notification

this command is used for inserting a new Alarm Dispatcher Notification that will then need configuring as required.

 

Start Server

The Alarm Dispatcher is in fact a OPC UA Server, that connects as Client to the Project's Server.   The Start command is used for starting up the Server manually.

 

Stop Server

This command Stops the Alarm Dispatcher Server manually after the Start command has been used for starting it up.