MiConnect User Manual iOS Platform

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Navigation
  3. 3. Home Page
  4. 4. Profile Manager
  5. 5. Menu Display
  6. 6. Trend Viewer
  7. 7. Operation Panel
  8. 8. FAQ

 

1. Introduction

MiConnect Diagnostic Mobile App is a service support product, used to monitor and visualize the wind turbine's operation process through a park network connection on a mobile device. Limited control modifications are also included. The app connects to a controller directly or via the wind park network. MiConnect is designed to assist service officers who manage wind turbine operation at the site. The application is supported by iOS platform and can be downloaded from AppStore.

Features 

  • Profile Manager - enables the user to set a connection (by defining a set of IP addresses, logins and passwords) to particular targets and save it as individual profiles for quick access and turbine operation management.
  • Menu Display - is a graphical user interface for the Controller Operation System and current applications running on the controller, which appears on your mobile device. The Menu Display enables the user to access application data through menu items. These menu parameters have been previously programmed by the developer. The menu items are available in read-only and read/write mode depending on the User Access Rights. Read/write mode allows the user to change various settings.
  • Trend View - provides the user with an instant access to data, information on how the unit responds to all external and internal conditions and influences. The operation condition data is displayed in the form of linear graphs. It allows the user to monitor data changes of selected controller’s variables in real-time.
  • Operation Panel - enables the user to view measurements of principal characteristics of the unit operation, which is visually displayed in a panel with the presented measurements. Data for these characteristics is retrieved and updated in real-time mode. The user can monitor overall system status, principal mechanical and electrical characteristics of the unit, power characteristics and weather conditions.

Requirements

Platform:
iOS - for mobile devices (iPad, iPod, iPhone) MiConnect requires at least iOS6.

Technical characteristics of device:
Minimal supported screen size 800x480
CPU 1Ghz 
RAM 512 Mb

2. Navigation

Tapping   Tapping appropriate button is a basic navigation gesture in the application.
Swiping   Alternating between the windows is usually done with swiping left-to-right and right-to-left:

 

The navigation panel contains icons that correspond to the Menu Display, Trend View and Operation Panel. Tapping either one will navigate the user to desired window.

Bottom Panel

Tapping Home   The tapping home button always takes the user to Home page of the Mobile Diagnostic Application.

 

3. Home Page

The Home page unfolds the functionality of the MiConnect App and gives the user access to profiles. The Home page of MiConnect App displays a list of available profiles and possibility to work in non-profile mode.

After installation your MiConnect App, the Home page will appear as follows:

Non-profile Mode

Non-profile mode is selected by default.

Note: When working in non-profile mode the user needs to specify IP control address and enter login and password, communication port number for each session. Therefore profile configuration is recommended.

As you see no profiles are currently configured. To configure profiles, tap Add Connection Profile line. It will navigate you to Profile Manager.

After you go through the procedure of profile configuration the Home page will display the list of existing profiles:

Home Page User

Tapping Small To work in profile mode select profile by tapping the desired profile line. To add or edit profiles tap the Edit Connection Profile button underneath the list of available profiles.

IP address box displays IP address of a target, which corresponds to selected profile.

Tapping Small From the Home page, the user can access:

  • Profile Manager - by tapping Edit Connection Profile or Add Connection Profile line, if no profiles are configured yet
  • Menu Display
  • Trend View
  • Operation Panel

4. Profile Manager

With Profile Manager the user can set the communication credentials for a desired target of monitoring, and configure the connection to a particular target and also save it as a profile for future quick access.

Profile is a preconfigured connection set, consisting of controller IP address, Menu Display, Action Protocol and FTP Connection login information.

Profile Manager can be accessed from the Home page of the Diagnostic App by tapping Add Connection Profile or Edit Profiles button.

Add   Profile Manager displays existing profiles. When no profiles exist click on Add button to begin with.

 

The Profile Manager window contains a list of existing profiles on the left, configuration of selected profile appears on the right.

Profile Manager

Edit   Edit button - Gives a possibility to edit or delete profile.
Add   Add button - Creates a new profile.
Back   Return to Home page.

 

Tapping Small Fill in the following set of credentials by tapping on the corresponding line and typing in necessary information:

  • Profile - Name and IP address of the target to which this profile will be assigned.
  • Menu Protocol - Enter login, password and if necessary enable the Menu Display for writing option by swiping Active button. Otherwise, it will be in read-only state and no information may be edited.
  • Action Protocol - Enter login, password and port number.
  • FTP Connection - Set File Transfer Protocol connection by entering login and password.

Tapping Small After you type in profile setting information, on top of the screen Save or Cancel buttons will appear (see the following screen shot).

When you tap on Edit you will be able to manage profiles:

Delete Circle   Delete profile, confirm your action by tapping on Delete.
Down Menu   Implement your changes.

 

Profile Manager Edit 

5. Menu Display

The Menu Display contains all information about the unit (wind turbine) for convenient monitoring and provides the possibility to modify some of its parameters and execute preconfigured commands.

Menu Display

On top of the Menu Display a red status line is located.

Navigation

Tapping Home   The Home button navigates the user back to initial page of the application at any stage of his work.
Tapping Menu   The Menu button navigates the user to active Menu buttons. Reset and Stop buttons are standard and appear at all times. Stop option must be configured in application to be functional. Buttons stored under More are user defined. This means that functions of these buttons must be previously configured by the user and can have different names assigned to them depending on the applications currently running on the controller.

 

In order to display different categories of the Menu Display at the same time, the user have the possibility of selecting double-window state.

Tapping Small With tapping on Double Window icon, an additional identical window of Menu Display appears. Double window can also be opened with a swipe from right to left Swipe Left Small.

Swipe Right Small To close second window swipe on it from left to right.

Tapping Small In the main menu items: menu categories and menu lines appear depending on the applications running on the Controller. Menu Categories contain submenu, which may be accessed by tapping on a particular menu line.

Return Menu   The user is able to navigate back to the start Menu display tapping on Main Menu list button. To step out of the category (fold current category) tap on the name of the category, which is always the first line in currently displayed menu.

 

Navigation on the page is done through the following buttons:

Up Menu   Up arrow, moves to the next top item in the menu.
Down Menu   Down arrow, moves to the next bottom menu item.
Page Up   Page up, moves to the next top 10 top items.
Page Down   Page down, moves to the next bottom 10 items.

 

MiConnect App defines password levels for its menu lines. So individual user accounts may have different access levels, depending on which possibility to make modifications varies. Therefore, some menu lines might be grey, available for reading only. For more detail on access level consult OS User Manual.

Read/Write menu lines are black and their values can be edited by the user. Read-only lines are grey and display according information without possibility to assign a new value. Change parameters by tapping them. Dialogue window opens where you can assign a new value.

Editing Lines

6. Trend View

Trend View displays monitored data with graphs based on constant acquisition of variable values. These linear graphs provide the user with visual representation of the turbine's operation and its respond to external and internal conditions in real-time.

The Trend View window is divided into two sub-windows. The first displays the list of Channels – predefined items in Channel List file available for Trend View/Data Logging, and the second contains linear graphs of the data acquisition from selected channels.

Trend Lists

Swipe Right Small Swipe left-to-right to show channels list.

Swipe Left Small Swipe left to hide it.

The initial list of channels displayed in the app is derived from Channel List (OS.prp) file, which was previously preconfigured in PEPTOOL.

Configure Chanels

Tapping Small To add a channel and assign variable to it tap the Add Add button and enter title of the channel and variable name you want to assign to it, after the dialogue box appears. These added User Channels may be also deleted.

Tapping Small To move channels up and down the list, tap the Edit Edit button and drag lines holding Drag List button. Corresponding graphs will move accordingly. Tap Data next to the name of the channel to edit its name and assigned variable, after editing is complete, tap the Checkmark button.

Tap a channel line or swipe the Active button next to channel name to activate or de-activate this channel. Active channels are always located in the top of the list, activated channel moves up the list above not active channels.

Automatically, linear data graphs for active channels will appear in the neighboring window. Up to 5 graphs may be displayed on a tablet computer and up to 3 on a smart phone.

Trend View

Settings   By tapping the Settings button you can change view settings of the graph. Consequently, a dialogue box will appear where time interval and number of points need to be specified. After editing tap Update to implement changes.
List   List button returns to channels list with a tap (the user can also simply Swipe Right Small swipe right).
Tapping Home   Home button navigates the user back to initial page of the application.

 

In case of problems while connecting to the controller through File Transfer Protocol, you will be notified with the following messages:

  • Incorrect login or password for loading controller channel list file. Try to login again with correct FTP credentials. Solution: Go to Profile Manager and enter correct login and password in FTP protocol section.
  • Connection for transferring controller channel list file failed. Try to reconnect. Solution: Unexpected connection problem occurred, try connecting again.
  • Controller channel list file was not found. Please make sure that file is present on the controller. Solution: Channel file is missing, or is not located in destination folder. Open Log folder and check if OS.prp is present.
  • Cannot parse controller channel list file. Please correct the file. Solution: The file contains some mistakes and requires editing.

7. Operation Panel

Operation Panel is a set of gauges, progress bars and text boxes that report on a unit's operation state. Parameters, which measurements are being displayed, must be previously configured by the user in PEPTOOL Mobile Visualization Builder. Otherwise, default layout will be used. The list of Operation Panel parameters is stored in Layout.xml file in Controller- >Applets->Mobile folder. Mobile Layout can be modified using PEPTOOL Visualization Builder.

Operation Panel

Operation Panel consists of a set of User Panels. The user has the option to include or exclude Operate State panel. The set of controls on this panel is fixed and defined according to the units type. The user cannot adjust the Operate Panel.

Operation state measurements on operation panels are presented in three visual forms: gauges, progress bars and text boxes.

Regions, where values exceed the limit, are marked with orange-red gradient on gauges and progress bars, signaling warning.

If any gauge, progress bar or text box appears as inactive element (greyed-out) that indicates that measurement is not properly linked to the variable in the data base or connection to the individual element cannot be resolved due to item configuration error, therefore data for this element is not retrieved.

The Operate State panel is a defined set of measurements chosen to be displayed for certain type of automated unit (as wind turbine, for example). The user may configure to include or exclude this fixed panel from his operation panel. When present, fixed panel is located on the left side of the screen and cannot be minimized.

User Panel

On the user panel, controls are usually grouped in sections pre-configured by the user. Display options regarding control sections are:

Minimize Panel   Minimizes user panel.
Maximize Panel   Maximizes user panel.

 

Note: When a panel with a group of gauges is minimized, in this case main value of the group of measurements will be displayed in its caption.

Up   Moves section up.
Down   Moves section down.
Tapping Home   Button navigates user back to Home page of the application.

 

Note: When working on a smart phone to hide Operate State panel, and get the full view of User Panels swipe from right to left Swipe Left Small. Swipe in opposite direction Swipe Right Small to return to Operate State panel, or click on List panel button in the upper left corner.

In case of problems while connecting to controller through File Transfer Protocol, you will be notified with following messages:

  • Incorrect login or password for loading controller panel layout file. Try to login again with correct FTP credentials. Solution: Go to Profile Manager and enter correct login and password in FTP Protocol section.
  • Connection for transferring controller panel layout file failed. Try to reconnect. Solution: Unexpected connection problem occurred, try connecting again.
  • Controller panel layout file was not found. Please make sure that file is present on the controller. Solution: Channel file is missing, or is not located in destination folder. Open Log folder and check if OS.prp is present.
  • Cannot parse controller panel layout file. Please correct the file. Solution: The file contains some mistakes and requires editing.

8. FAQ

  • How to connect to the controller? In order to connect to the controller, the user needs to define its IP address and set login and password, port information through the Communication Manager. For more information refer to Section 4. Profile Manager.
  • Which controller types are supported by MiConnect? The MiConnect App supports all WP4200 Mita-Teknik controllers.
  • Why are some gauges at operation panel disabled (greyed-out)? They are disabled because link with variable is not resolved, thus data is not acquired. This due to some configuration error.
  • Why is there no channels at Trend View panel? It means that no channels were defined in Channel List (OS.prp) file. To learn how to add channels, consult Section 6. Trend Viewer.
  • Why can’t I edit menu line values? There are two reasons: 1. You might have logged in as inactive user. To activate your profile tap on Edit Profile and swipe Active indicator button under Menu Display. 2. Or menu line cannot be edited and is permanently in read-only mode. A user with higher access rights can be logged in simultaneously. In this case the OS will block the current one from obtaining the active rights.
  • How can I buy full version of the application? To buy the MiConnect Diagnostic Mobile App visit AppStore or Google Play according to platform supported by your mobile device.
  • Why do I see different Menu Lines configuration on the mobile device and my web browser or Gateway? It depends on the user’s access level. For more information about access levels consult OS User Manual.
  • How can I speed up my app? The user may speed up the performance of the app by reducing the size of Channel List file and reduce the number of User Panels in the operation pane setup.
  • How can I edit the Operation Panel layout? Operation Panel layout cannot be changed inside the application from the mobile device. User Panels may only be moved. Operation Panel layout may be edited using Visualization Builder in PEPTOOL. For more detailed information consult Section 7. Operation Panel and PEPTOOL User Manual.
  • Can I open Controller Visualization Applet that I can see on WP405X Remote Displays on my mobile device? No. Visualization Applets demand having Java-powered web browser and is not supported by Android or iOS.
  • Why do I lose Wi-Fi connection to Controller? In case of Internet-less Controller Wi-Fi Network, some versions of mobile operation system may automatically switch the connection to Cellular (Mobile) Data without asking user’s permission. This is due to various reasons such as background mobile applications update requests for which Internet connection is necessary. This way device will exit Controller Wi-Fi Network and therefore lose the connection with a turbine. The solution: disable the Cellular (Mobile) Data option in mobile device connection settings. Leave only Wi-Fi connection enabled. This way your device will remain in Controller Wi-Fi Network and the connection with a turbine will maintain.

 

 

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