Atlas web based monitoring solves the two main problems of instrumentation: timely processing of readings and timely distribution of the results. Atlas works 24 hours a day, processing incoming readings, checking for alarm conditions, and providing immediate access to graphs and reports via the internet.
Data files from the project site are forwarded to Atlas on the internet. Atlas processes the readings to check for alarms and stores the data in a database. Users can then view processed data and graphs with their web browsers.
Data and graphs are available anywhere there is an internet connection: at work, at home, at the client's office, or half-way around the world.
Atlas Views Project Photo
Atlas presents data in the following ways:
Views show the location of sensors at the site, their current readings, and their alarm status.
- Views are updated when new readings arrive and can show alarms, as required.
- Plots can be viewed on screen, printed, and included in reports.
- Plot types include trend plots, profile plots, and correlation plots.
- Tabular Data can be displayed instantly with plots. Data can also be downloaded for further analysis.
- Reports are generated automatically and emailed to users on a daily, weekly, or monthly schedule.
- Alarms appear on screen. Alarm notifications are sent out by email and can be forwarded to cell phones.
Atlas Views - Engineering Drawing
Atlas Trend Plot
Data Downloads from Atlas
Please download the datasheet for Atlas Web-Based Monitoring.
Atlas Web-Based Monitoring Specifications
|Atlas automatically imports data files that are sent to its input folder. In a typical scenario, a PC automatically retrieves readings from data loggers at the site and forwards them to Atlas via the Internet. Data files can also be copied to the input folder when Atlas is operating on a local area network or a standalone computer.
Atlas supports the Atlas format, Campbell Scientific's CR10, and CR1000 formats, a geodetic format for total station data. Other input formats are in development. Custom input filters can be programmed on request
|Atlas allows users to enter data manually using their web browsers. This is useful for values that are not normally logged, such as fill height or standpipe water levels
|Atlas can store and display graphics generated by other programs, such as DigiPro inclinometer software or Excel
|Atlas provides a logbook in which users can enter observations and photographs of site activities and incidents. Each entry is time-stamped and can be included with the automated reports
|Atlas always stores raw (unprocessed) readings in the project database. When it receives a request for data, Atlas processes readings on the fly. This ensures that any corrections to calibration factors, processing methods, or data values are always included in the results that Atlas presents
|Conversions and Calculations
|Atlas converts raw readings to data in engineering units as specified in an equation stored for each channel of each sensor. Equations can reference datum readings and also readings from other sensors. This allows Atlas to calculate changes, and perform corrections for temperature or atmospheric pressure. It also allows for cumulative calculations required for beam sensors or in-place inclinometers.
|Atlas can export ASCII data formatted appropriately for spreadsheets
|Atlas organizes data presentation by project. A project can have its own logo and front page, and any number of plan views, trend plots, and reports. All data presentation features can be configured by users. No high-level administration is required.
|Plan views show a background image with an overlay of small boxes or symbols representing sensors. Boxes show the current reading for each sensor. If boxes overlap, the user can choose to display sensors as various symbols. When the cursor runs over a symbol, the current reading is displayed. Both boxes and symbols are displayed in green, yellow, or red to indicate alarm status. Clicking on a measurement value displays a trend plot, allowing the user to quickly evaluate whether the alarm condition is the result of a trend or just a one-time event
|Four types of trend plots are available: trend plots, profile plots, correlation plots, and image plots. Plots are generated as graphic files, so they can be saved and attached to emails or used in documents. Clicking on a plot will display the data values used in the plot
|Atlas can generate PDF reports on a daily, weekly, or monthly schedule and automatically email the reports to selected users. Reports can also be generated on demand, if automation is not needed
|ALARMS AND NOTIFICATIONS
|Atlas scans incoming readings for alarm conditions. Alarm thresholds can be based on fixed values or the results of a calculation and may be set for any channel of any sensor. Watchdog alarms can be set to warn if no readings are received
|When Atlas detects an alarm condition, it generates on-screen warnings, registers the alarm in an alarm table, and puts the alarm in a notification queue
|Atlas sends out alarm notifications by email to selected users, who can receive the email on their cell phones. To avoid flooding email boxes with alarms, Atlas sends out just one notification per alarm condition. In addition, Atlas provides a variety of filters that can be used to consolidate notifications or to suppress them until certain conditions have been met
|Atlas supports three user levels. Administrators can set up projects, sensors, graphs, and other users. Users can view data, download data, enter data, edit data, and set up one-time graphs. Guests can only view data
|Atlas emails passwords to each user that administrators enter. Users can modify their passwords as required
|Administrators assign users to email groups and then assign email groups to receive PDF reports and alarm notifications
|Backup & Archives
|Administrators can create backups and archives from data in the database
|Atlas Monthly Web Service
|Atlas Prepaid Web Service
|Atlas Activation Fee