Network view

The network view is the main view of IMS.

To find the drawing controls go to:

  1. Center Panel
  2. Assets
  3. Map Options tab
The Asset, Map Options tab.

The available options are broken down into groups.

Asset Colouring

Configures how an asset is coloured. For network and radio information (e.g. latency, RSSI) the colour is calculated from the aggregation of data of the IP devices assigned to an asset.

Asset Colouring - Colour By

This enables the user to change the viewable data represented as a colour on the asset Icons. The different network statistics that are available to select and their correlating colour code are as below:

  • Connectivity
    • Green - 100% Connectivity
    • Yellow - 50-99% Connectivity
    • Orange - 1-49% Connectivity
    • Red - 0% Connectivity
  • Latency
    • Green - ≤ 50ms
    • Orange - 51ms to 99ms
    • Red - ≥ 100ms
  • Noise
    • Green - ≥ -95dBm
    • Yellow - -76dBm to -94dBm
    • Red - ≤ -75dBm
  • RSSI (received signal strength indicator)
    • Green - ≥ -85dBm
    • Yellow - -84dBm to -76dBm
    • Red - ≤ -75dBm
  • Tx Rate (received signal strength indicator)
    • Green - ≥ 36 MBit/s
    • Yellow - 1 MBit/s to 36 MBit/s
    • Red - ≤ 1 MBit/s
  • Rx Rate (received signal strength indicator)
    • Green - ≥ 36 MBit/s
    • Yellow - 1 MBit/s to 36 MBit/s
    • Red - ≤ 1 MBit/s

  • IP Device
    • This gives each asset a unique colour based on its' primary IP device

Asset Colouring - Aggregate Data By

This applies an aggregation function to the value of a statistic, e.g. latency, over all of the IP devices on the asset. If there is only a single non-ignored IP device on the asset, this has no effect.

  • Mean - Takes the average of the stats.
  • Max - Takes the maximum value of the stats.
  • Min - Takes the minimum value of the stats.
  • Mode - Takes the most occurrent value of the stats.
  • Median - Takes the middle value of the stats.

Asset Colouring - Include Ignored Stats

Configures whether to include stats from IP devices that have been set to ignored.

Asset Visibility

Asset Visibility - Labels

The labels layer provides a small text label next to each device/icon on the map. There are three options with the Layers:

  • None - No labels will be shown
  • Immobile - All static devices, ie Comms Trailers, Comms Towers
  • All - All icons on the screen will have a label

Below are some Screen grabs for the different Label options

None

Immobile

All

Asset Visibility - Show Offline

When there are no network statistics recorded for 30 seconds for a given asset, it is called 'offline'.

  • None - No offline assets will be shown.
  • Immobile - All offline static devices, ie Comms Trailers, Comms Towers will be shown.
  • All - All offline assets will be shown.

Asset Visibility - IP Device Indicators

Device indicators are dots representing a device on an asset. They represent the same type that the asset is showing (Latency, Connectivity as examples) but with relation to the devices stats. They are used as visual indicators only, you are not able to interact with them.

There are five options for how they can be presented:

  • None - Never show devices
  • Selected - Only show devices that are polled on selected assets.
  • Selected (Not polled) - Show all devices on selected assets.
  • Selected (Only ignored) - Only show ignored devices on selected assets.
  • Always - Always show polled devices on the map, names are hidden until selected.
  • Always (Not polled) - All devices are shown on the map, names are hidden until selected.
  • Always (Only ignored) - Only ignored devices are shown on the map, names are hidden until selected.

Connections

Connections show mesh and backhaul links based on the RSSI between assets.

  • Dotted lines show mesh links from a mobile device (e.g. a vehicle) to a fixed device (e.g. trailer or tower).
  • Thin solid lines show links between trailers.
  • Thick solid lines show links from towers to other towers or from towers to trailers.

Connections - Colour By

  • RSSI (received signal strength indicator)
    • Green - ≥ -85dBm
    • Yellow - -84dBm to -76dBm
    • Red - ≤ -75dBm
  • 2.4G Channels (2.4 GHz Chanels)
    • This will display all of the 2.4 GHz channel connection lines. Connections on the same channel will appear as the same colour. Colours will be selected randomly. The colours will stay the same until the next page refresh.
    • Black lines indicate that the channel is unknown.
  • 5G Channels (5 GHz channels)
    • This will display all of the 5 GHz channel connection lines. Connections on the same channel will appear as the same colour. Colours will be selected randomly. The colours will stay the same until the next page refresh.
    • Black lines indicate that the channel is unknown.

Connections - Visible Radios

  • Active Connections
  • Active Chipsets
  • Standby Chipsets
  • All Chipsets
  • Selected
  • Infrastructure
  • Mobile Devices