When AggreGate is used for monitoring electronic devices, operators must see their operational status and important parameters in real-time. Moreover, it is necessary to execute certain operations quickly, in response to changes in monitored data. This is what custom widgets are for. Widgets represent device state and provide input controls to allow interactive communication with a device.
The idea of dashboards is having all widgets constantly active and properly positioned when a system operator is on duty. Dashboards often open automatically upon client start-up.
Besides widgets, dashboards may contain tables, event logs, property grids, reports, system trees, and other elements. Widgets, in their turn, may include charts, maps, graphs, gauges, raster and vector images, video windows, and other UI components. This flexibility makes dashboards a primary building block of custom first-line and second-line operator interfaces.
Dashboards are classified into:
There are two types of supported dashboard layouts:
While vertical market products based on AggreGate include many out-of-the-box dashboards, all those dashboards are fully customizable, and new dashboards can be created from scratch as well.