MiScout SCADA App User Manual Android Platform
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Navigation
- 3. Login Page
- 4. Navigation Menu
- 5. Detailed Sites View
- 6. Alarms
- 7. Settings
- 8. FAQ
MiScout SCADA App is an extension to MiScout SCADA Web, enabling the user to connect to turbines or wind parks, and monitor production, availability, alarms, weather conditions and more using a smart phone. The MiScout SCADA App provides 24/7 online access to wind turbines, and enables the user to react faster to alarms and changes in weather conditions.
Communication through the MiScout Web server lets the user monitor turbine and park data online, and see historical data previously downloaded by MiScout Web.
MiScout SCADA App displays alarm notifications, enabling the user to take immediate action, e.g. start/stop of the turbine directly from the application.
Android System Requirements
MiScout SCADA App is supported by Android v4.0 and higher.
Minimum configuration of supported device should be the following:
- Screen 800x480 (WVGA)
- CPU 1Ghz;
- RAM 512MB.
|Tapping appropriate button is a basic navigation action in the application.|
|Alternating between the windows is usually done with swiping Left-to-Right, Right-to-Left.|
|Swipe Up-and-Down to scroll the list of available items.|
|Button will always navigate you back to Navigation Menu page.|
Use the hardware Back button to return to upper level. It means that from the unit level application will navigate to corresponding park, and from park to the list of sites, with the corresponding site highlighted.
|Button navigates user to Mita-Teknik website.|
The Login page will appear after launching MiScout SCADA App on your mobile device.
The Login form contains the following credentials fields:
- MiScout Web host address
- User Name
Note: By default, the host address is set to: https://webservice.mita-teknik.com/. The application remembers the latest used User Name and MiScout Web host address. So upon next login the user only needs to type in the password.
After typing in all the required credentials, tap the Login button to start your work.
Note: In case login fails, the appropriate notification popup information will be shown.
The user also has the possibility to work in demo mode. To do this, simply tap the Demo button and required fields will automatically be entered with demo credentials. Demo credentials by default are:
- Login: demo
- Password: demo
Demo mode has the same functionality as login with any other credentials, only the turbines shown are not real, but emulated units.
Note: To navigate to www.mita-teknik.com tap company logo .
After successful login Sites View page will appear.
The Navigation menu works in two modes: navigating through Sites Tree or Alarms Tree. Tap on Sites/Alarms Tree button to switch between modes. By tapping on a particular Site/Park/Unit you will either see the detailed site view or the list of alarms corresponding to the selected item.
Note: If the user does not have a permission to view alarms, alarm mode will not be available to user from navigation menu.
Menu page displays all the sites linked to current credentials, their alarms and settings. Sites with parks and units, belonging to them, are stored under Park View section.
Tapping on one of following function buttons:
- Park View unfolds all the sites, to which the current user has access. The sites are organized by levels: site, park, single unit. From here you can select an item for detailed view or alarms view.
- Settings opens settings page, where user can configure general and alarm settings.
- About provides an address for Mita-Teknik web page, where user manual is stored.
- Logout logs current user out, and navigates you back to Login page.
Note: When the user logs out, he automatically unsubscribes from alarm notifications.
Navigation buttons for Park View section are:
|Unfolds a section|
|Folds a section back|
Tapping a particular site or unit will open its detailed view page.
Swipe from right-to-left to get currently opened full detailed view.
Status icon is displayed next to the name of each item. Current state of the unit is reflected by colored icon:
- Green – Unit is in production state.
- Orange – Status Code has been set due to certain reason. Unit may not be in production state.
- Red – Alarm occurs and Alarm is not marked as acknowledged.
- Gray - there is no connection to the unit.
Note: If at least one of the units in the group is marked with red or orange status icon, then the corresponding park and site also acquires this status.
Detailed Site View page shows operation information about selected item from the list of available sites and their units.
Detailed Site View has level structure, through which you can navigate. Detailed view displays information related to the site/park/unit selected.
Tap to return to Navigation Menu (structural unfolding of all sites) or swipe right .
Each level presents information visually as circular and linear gauges or as an information label.
To move between the levels swipe un and down . To move within one level swipe left or right .
|Site level is presented as four swipe panels. Your current position is marked with red circle.|
|Swipe left to move to the next panel.|
Panel 1 Production reflects following total data for current site (as shown on the previous screen capture):
- Todays Production
- Active Power
- Wind Speed
Panel 2 5 Day Production displays a column graph, which reflects site total power production for the last five days.
Panel 3 Alarms displays 3 last unacknowledged alarms for current site. Tapping this panel will navigate you to the list of alarms corresponding to current site grouped by parks.
Note: If there is no information on 5 day power production or there are no alarms to display, corresponding messages will appear on the panels.
Panel 4 Statistics displays the following count in relation to the total number of units at a site:
- Count of producing units at a site
- Count of error units at a site
- Count of offline units at a site
Note: Tapping on particular site panel will navigate you to park level for this site.
Park level contains information about park power production. Parks belonging to one site are lined up on top of the screen and you can swipe between them.
All available parks for the particular site are shown on top of the screen. Viewed park is underlined with red. Swipe left or right to switch to another park.
To see available units for a park tap on .
Park level reflects following data:
- Active Status Code from all units in a park. If single unit has status different from 0 then it is reflected here.
- Power Production - summed park power production.
- Wind Speed - average park wind speed.
- Count of producing units in a park.
- Count of error units in a park.
- Count of offline units in a park.
In the bottom of park level there are three swipe panels. Swipe left to move to the next one.
Panel 1 Availability displays percentage value of time for which the units of the current park were available for operation for such periods:
- This month
Panel 2 5 Days Production displays percentage value of current park production for last days.
Panel 3 Alarms displays information on the last 3 alarms (if any) for units in the current park.
Note: Tapping the alarm panel will navigate you to Alarms view page.
Unit level presents all units, which belong to one park. All the units are lined up on top of the screen and you can swipe between them. The name of currently viewed unit is underlined with red.
Unit level reflects following operational data:
- Active Status Code
- Power Production
- Wind Speed
- Rotor Speed
- Generator Speed
In the bottom of unit level there are four swipe panels. Swipe left to move to the next one.
Panel 1 Availability displays percentage value of time for which current unit was available for operation for such periods:
- This month
Panel 2 5 Days Production displays percentage value of current unit production for last 5 days.
Panel 3 Alarms displays information on the last 3 alarms (if any) for current unit.
Note: Tapping on alarm panel will navigate you to Alarm View page.
Panel 4 Remote Control contains following function buttons:
- Start - starts turbine operation
- Stop - stops turbine operation
- Reset - resets turbine.
Note: Remote control panel will not be displayed if user does not have the permission to control turbine operation remotely.
MiScout SCADA App keeps the user updated about the unit status, and in case an alarm occurs the user will be notified immediately.
Your smartphone receives alarm notifications sent by MiScout Web. Your smart phone will react with configured sound notification, vibration and appropriate information at notification bar even if MiScout SCADA App is not active. After first login you are automatically subscribed for alarm notifications (if alarm information is available for user). MiScout SCADA App will navigate you to the alarm page after tapping on notification bar. You will have a possibility to see the state of the unit that generated the alarm and acknowledge alarm with appropriate comment.
Alarms view page contains the list and count of all the alarms for particular site/park/unit depending on your position. Unacknowledged alarms are marked with red circle next to it.
Note: Alarm list and information is not available for users, which do not have the permission to view alarms.
Tap on particular alarm to see detailed information.
Alarm page contains following information:
- Park Name (on top of the page)
- Unit Name
- Alarm Code
- Alarm Occurrence Time
- Alarm Text
- Comments (which can be entered when acknowledging an alarm)
User has the ability to react to alarm using the function buttons:
- Go to Unit - navigates user to single Unit View.
- Acknowledge - marks current alarm as acknowledged (green circle).
- Close Session - closes alarm page and navigates back to the list of alarms.
Note: Application keeps all devices synchronized: when an alarm is marked as acknowledged on one device, application will update this alarm on all devices, where current user is logged on.
The Settings page contains application performance settings, which can be configured by user by tapping on appropriate setting, or selecting deselecting a checkbox.
- Data Refresh Scan Time - select frequency with which data will be updated.
- Miscout webserver host address - type in webserver name.
- Demo button visibility - shows or hides Demo button on Login page.
Alarm Settings - by marking appropriate checkbox, choose how alarm notifications will be performed on your device.
- Notifications - unchecked this box to unsubscribe from alarm notifications.
- Vibration - receiving of alarm notification will be accompanied with vibration.
- Light - receiving of alarm notification will be accompanied with light blinking.
- Sound - receiving of alarm notification will be accompanied with sound.
Note: When the user exits the application using the Logout button he automatically unsubscribes from receiving alarm notifications. User will not receive alarm notification also if he has no permission to view alarm page.
- 1. What does availability of turbine mean? How is it measured? The Availability is the amount of time a wind turbine has been available for production during a certain period. It is measured in percents and equals to the ratio between the amount of time a wind turbine was ready to produce energy and total amount of time.
- 2. Can I see all the alarms from Site Detailed View? Site Detailed View shows only 3 most recent alarms. But if you tap on Alarm panel, the list of historical alarms for selected item will appear.
- 3. Can I change my Login and Password on my mobile device? On your mobile device you cannot manage your login and password information. User Login and Password can be changed only in web version of MiScout.