So, your account has just been activated, or maybe you’re just curious about what Blockbax can do for you. To get started, we provide a high level overview of the platform’s basic functionalities and how it can help you take action on interesting events based on your sensor data.
A dashboard summarizes your data with easy-to-understand, real-time data visuals based on measurements and events. It helps you to see the most important information at a glance, so you understand what you are doing right and where you need to take action.
Here you see one of the dashboards of the Blockbax Playground project.
Here you see the set of widgets that can be used to enrich your data into more manageable chunks of visual information that allows you to see what you are doing right and where you need to action or improve.
For a more detailed overview of the functionalities, please see the dashboard documentation.
Configure your event triggers in such a way that events are triggered when interesting patterns occur in your measurement data.
For a more detailed overview of Event triggers, please see jump to the event trigger documentation.
In the events overview, you can see the events that occurred over time and have the possibility to filter out the ones you are interested in.
For a more detailed explanation of the events overview, please see the events documentation.
You can click on a specific event to zoom-in and have a better understanding of what happened.
For a more extensive explanation, please see the event details documentation.
Subjects are the main assets you want to monitor. This can be a machine, office or a whole production line. For example, your bottle filling line and your packaging line can be a subject.
An overview of the subjects can be shown on a list
An overview of the subjects can be shown on a map
Here you see a subject with its own dashboard within the Blockbax Playground project.
For a more detailed overview of the functionalities, please see the subjects documentation.
The explorer feature provides a user-friendly, powerful and rich way to view and compare measurements and events of different series. The combination of a subject and a metric is called a series.
For a more detailed overview of the functionalities, please see the explorer documentation.
Turn on notifications so you do not miss the events you are interested in. Optionally, you can also receive notifications via e-mail and/or SMS.
For a more extensive explanation, please see the notification documentation.
You can easily hook up your sensor data via MQTT, HTTP or CoAP. Your own applications can get data in and out of the platform by using our APIs. The platform also comes with webhooks where your applications can subscribe to instantly be informed once an event occurs.
More info can be found in the integration documentation.