MiScout SCADA App User Manual iOS Platform
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Navigation
- 3. Login Page
- 4. Navigation Menu
- 5. Detailed Site 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.
iOS System Requirements
iOS application is supported by iOS v6.0 and higher.
Application runs on:
- iPod Touch 4th and higher
- iPhone 3GS and higher
|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.|
|Since the application allows viewing data for single units as well as control park and sites, to navigate through these view levels use Up-Down swiping.|
|Button will always navigate you back to Navigation Menu page.|
|Logo button navigates user to About window, from where user can access Mita-Teknik web site.|
The Login page will appear after launching MiScout SCADA App on your mobile device.
The Login form contains following credentials fields:
- User Name
- MiScout Web host address
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 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.
User also has a possibility to work in demo mode. To do this, simply tap on Demo button and the required fields will automatically be entered with demo credentials.
Demo credentials are always the same:
- 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 open About window tap company logo .
After successful login, the Navigation Menu page will appear.
The Navigation Menu works in two modes: navigating through Park Tree or Alarm Tree. Tap the Park/Alarm 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.
Navigation Menu page displays in a structural unfolding 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
- Alarm View shows alarms registered for particular units
- Settings opens settings page
- Logout logs current user out, and navigates you back to Login page
Navigation buttons for Park View section are:
|Unfolds a section|
|Folds a section back|
Tapping on particular site will open its detailed view page.
Swipe from right-to-left to get the full view of the page opened after tapping on Alarm View, Settings or an item in Park 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 for selected item appears after you swipe left.
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 up 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 white circle.|
|Swipe left to move to the next panel.|
Panel 1 Production reflects following total data for current site:
- 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 a 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 particular site are shown on top of the screen. The park that is currently in view is highlighted. 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 units of current park were available for operation for such periods:
- This month
- Total 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 a particular alarm 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 highlighted.
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 the 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.
The smart phone receives alarm notifications sent by MiScout Web. The 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 the user is automatically subscribed for alarm notifications (if alarm information is available for user). MiScout SCADA App will navigate the user to alarm page after tapping the notification bar. The user will have a possibility to see the state of unit which generated alarm and acknowledge alarm with appropriate comment.
Alarms view page contains the list and count of all the alarms for the particular site/park/unit depending on your position. Unacknowledged alarms are marked with a red circle next to it.
Note: Alarm list and information is not available for users, who do not have the permission to view alarms.
Tap a 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 ability to react to alarm using following function buttons:
- 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: The 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 preferences, which can be configured by typing in value of using swipe button.
Update Interval - specifies frequency of which the data will be updated.
Notifications - subscribes to/unsubsribes from alarm notifications. Notifications will be received followed by sound, light or vibration according to device general settings.
Note: When the user exits the application using Logout button he automatically unsubscribes from receiving alarm notifications. User will not receive alarm notification if he has no permission to view alarm page.
- 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.
- 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 the selected item will appear.
- 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.