Introducing the new X4 Remote interface
The new X4 Remote has been separated into four unique Apps: Admin, Fleet Manager, Portal and Studio.
These four Apps have been created to tailor the platform to the individual needs of every user, including the technician building the machines, the service engineer, and all the customers with various levels of technical proficiency. By eliminating the distractions of irrelevant information and unnecessary functions, you are able to focus on your essential tasks.
A closer look at the four apps in purpose and functionality.
The Admin App hosts initial administrative actions. Here you can personalise the platform to correspond to your corporate identity and assign users roles and groups.
- Establish your company identity
Insert company information, choose company colours and upload a logo;
- Manage licenses and view audit trail
Create an overview of active licenses (e.g., Cloud Logging and Cloud Notify) and view all actions taken in the company account;
- Manage roles and groups for an advanced user management
As a result of the platform’s redesigned role-based access control, the Admin App allows the individualization of roles and groups for each user. By making a distinction between colleagues, customers and service engineers, users are assigned access rights as necessary for their roles. Each user will interface with a Portal whose functions and look has been automatically adapted according to his defined permissions and personal device. This feature prevents security issues and unintended setting changes and ensures each user can focus on his individual tasks.
Fleet Manager app
The Fleet Manager App allows for device management and configuration. Here you will configure your x500 gateways with the associated facilities and functional units.
- Add and configure devices
A newly connected device will appear as new device in the X4 Remote. Once added, you can manage the device information, firewall and network settings;
- Assign devices to groups
Assign devices to a group and add pages using access categories, ensuring only users with permission for special devices can access the corresponding pages. As an example, this step can link various functional parts and machines to one production facility;
- Add services to devices
In addition to the physical VPN connection, supplemental connectivity services (e.g., VNC, HTTP and Websockets) may be added;
- Data sources for alarms and data logging
With the premium feature Cloud Logging license, it is possible to establish a data source, variables and tags in order to monitor the operational data or connectivity status of your devices. A Cloud Notify license will allow configuration of alarms for special issues or operational conditions. A notification would be sent if, for example, the platform loses connection with your machine or if your facilities exceed defined operational limits in speed, temperature, failures, etc.
To allow for comprehensive customisation, we have introduced the Studio app where you will discover countless possibilities to personalise your IoT Portal to best fit your specific functional needs as well as the needs of your customers.
- Customise machine cards
Add components to the machine card which are relevant for the device;
- Create dashboards
Create and customise dashboards for each device, allowing specific display and monitoring use;
- Add widgets
Choose standard widgets or create your own with VueJS in order to link external applications with X4 Remote or to run custom calculations.
The Portal app brings everything together. Here administrators or machine users will find an overview of everything that has been set up in the Admin, Fleet Manager and Studio apps. The Portal app is where customers and service engineers enter X4 Remote as system users.
- Overview of your devices
View your devices that have been customised in X4 Studio and added in the Fleet Manager app in card, list or map view
- Connect to your machine
Set up a connection via VPN or use a VNC, HTTP or WebSocket service to manage, control and monitor your machines remotely
- Access data reports and receive notifications
A Cloud Logging license will provide insights into your data reports found in the Portal app. A Cloud Notify license will send notifications and alarms with regard to important machine events via mobile app, SMS or email;
- Send invitations
Invite users to X4 Remote and collaborate all together in one portal.
Get started with X4 Remote
Create your free X4 Remote account to find out more. Order your x500 gateway to try the platform for yourself!