Asset InfoScanning & Searching
Upon launching the app you will be presented with the main navigation screen. If you have not logged in the MAD Monitor app will only allow you to perform two functions:
Scan For Asset Info:
This allows you to scan an asset's ID tag that is registered in the MAD Portal in order to retrieve detailed information about the scanned asset. Unless you have logged in this function will only work for asset’s that have had the allow anonymous scanning option turned on by the asset owner.
Search For Asset:
This allows you to enter in the asset number or tool number in order to retrieve detailed information about the corresponding asset. Unless you have logged in this function will only work for asset’s that have had the allow anonymous scanning option turned on by the asset owner.
If your MAD Portal has been configured and your MAD Portal Administrator has assigned you login credentials for the MAD Monitor App, then the rest of this help document will prove useful as it discusses the features only available after login.
After LoginAdditional Buttons
Once you have logged in, by clicking the “Login” option in the top right corner of the screen, the rest of the functions will become available. This will give you access to the “Link Asset To Location” and “Download Asset File” buttons as well as the list of additional functions. These functions are explained in further detail below.
Link Asset To Location:
This function changes the current location of the asset to the location designated by the location tag you scan. For this function to operate an administrator must add a named location to the MAD Portal and assign a QR code to that location. Then this function can be run and will ask to scan the asset tag’s QR code and then the location tag’s QR code. This information is then transmitted to the MAD Portal where the asset’s current location will be changed to the scanned location tag’s registered location.
Download Asset Files:
This function allows you to download files stored for an asset in the MAD Portal to your mobile device. You will be asked to scan the asset’s ID tag QR code, once scanned you will be presented with a list of files available for the asset. Once a file is selected you can choose to download that file to your device.
Location linking allows the reporting engine to know which molding machine produced each set of results and where molds and dies are located in storage. Asset files can be used to allow for quicker setup, preventative maintenance procedures and logging, parameter review, or repair documentation.
After LoginInfo Functions
Under the main four buttons you will see a drop down list of additional functions. Those first several of those functions consist of the info functions:
Check Out Asset:
This function allows you to check an asset out to an employee for use, transit to a repair facility, transit to a warehouse, etc. This function will ask you to scan the asset’s QR code and will then present the Check Out Information screen. This screen allows you to choose a user from the MAD Monitor that you are checking the asset out to, enter the name of a person you are checking the asset out to if they are not a user of the MAD Monitor, and to enter a number of hours before the asset should be checked in somewhere. If you have a notification configured for this asset for late check ins you will be notified if the asset has not been checked in by the time specified.
Check In Asset:
The Check In function completes a Check Out. When a Checked out item reaches its destination or is returned by the employee who has checked it out it must be checked in. The check in function will ask you to scan the asset’s QR tag, then the check in location’s QR tag and, if required by the owner of the asset, you will be asked for a signature as well.
Upload Asset File:
Uploading an asset file allows you to send a file from your mobile device to the MAD Monitor cloud and assign it to a registered asset. This file will be available to other members of your organization who have access to the MAD Monitor system via website or mobile device. When uploading a file, you will be asked to scan the asset’s QR tag. Once scanned you will be presented with the File Upload screen. On this screen you will be given the options to Choose A File, Choose A Video, Take A Photo, Take A Video, Enter a file name for the chosen/created file, mark if the uploaded file is an asset tag photo or asset photo and then upload the chosen file and settings to the MAD Monitor cloud.
Scan For Asset’s Parent Info:
The MAD Monitor system allows for an asset to have a parent asset registered. For instance, if you register an asset for end of arm tooling or a checking fixture, you can assign the corresponding plastic injection mold as the parent of that asset. This function then allows you to scan the child asset’s QR tag and retrieve the detailed information about the parent of a scanned asset, which, in this example, would be the plastic injection mold.
Scan For Asset’s Children Info:
The MAD Monitor system allows for an asset to assign a parent asset (see Scan For Asset’s Parent Info above). This function allows you to view detailed information for any assets that have the scanned asset assigned as their parent. For example, if a checking fixture and end of arm tooling have a plastic injection mold assigned as their parent then running this function will request that you scan the injection mold’s, the parent asset’s, QR tag. You will then be presented with a list of child asset’s for the scanned parent. In our example this list would include the checking fixture and end of arm tooling. You may then select the desired child asset and choose the option to “Show info for this asset” and the detailed information for the chosen child asset will be displayed.
Scan For Gateway’s most recent IP:
While it is not required, since the data appears nearly instantly in the MAD Monitor website and app, if you are using the full sized gateway product, not the micro gateway, to transmit counter data to the MAD Monitor system you may desire to directly see the data coming in to the gateway. In order to access the gateway information, you must have the gateway’s ip address. This address can be retrieved in several ways depending on how the internet is provided to the gateway device. Gathering the information from your tech support team is the most reliable way. From there, reviewing the information on your DHCP server and/or router is the recommended way. It is also recommended that whatever device is responsible for DHCP on your network is configured with a reservation for each MAD gateway so the IP address does not change in the future. If none of these options are available, the Scan For Gateway’s most recent IP function will allow you to scan the QR tag on your gateway and get the most recently used IP address for that gateway. It is important to note that this IP address is only available if the gateway has previously transmitted data to the MAD Monitor cloud and could potentially be inaccurate if your IP address has changed in the meantime or your network is configured in a way that obscures your internal / external IP address during transmission. Due to the possibility of getting outdated or incorrect information, retrieving the IP address from your tech support team or DHCP server / router is recommended.
The data functions allow you to find information about your assets and their related objects from anywhere in the world, through searching or scanning a QR tag.
After LoginRegistration Functions
Under the main four buttons you will see a drop down list of additional functions. Those second group of those functions consist of the registration functions:
Register Asset and Wireless Monitor:
If you are using the QR code on the wireless monitor to track both the monitor and the asset you can use this function to register the asset and the wireless monitor in one step. Once the wireless monitor’s QR tag is scanned you will be presented with the Asset and Wireless Monitor Information screen. This screen is a combination of the Register Asset and Register Wireless Monitor screens and details about each field can be found in their respective sections above.
An asset must be registered in the MAD Portal before its count and location can be tracked. This function allows for the registration of an asset into the MAD Monitor. After scanning the asset’s QR tag you will be presented with the Asset Information screen where an asset number, tool number and an asset type can be assigned. Additionally you can select if you are the owner of this asset, which gives you full control of this asset’s options via the MAD Monitor website, if this asset is shared, which allows non-owners of this asset to register it and track it in their system and if this asset allow anonymous scanning which will allow users of the MAD Monitor app to scan your asset and get its detailed information without having to login to a user account in the asset owner’s MAD Portal.
Register Wireless Monitor:
A wireless monitor must be registered before it can report data to the MAD Portal. When registering a wireless monitor, you will be asked to scan the wireless monitor’s QR tag. The Wireless Monitor Information screen will then be presented. You will then be asked to enter the asset number and tool number that this monitor is to be assigned to. You will also be required to enter the security code found on the security label of the wireless monitor (found inside the case). Additionally, you can choose if you are the owner of this wireless monitor, which gives you full control of this counter’s options via the MAD Portal, and if this monitor’s information is shared, which allows non-owners of this wireless monitor to register it and track it in their system.
Register A Location:
Registering a location allows you to assign a ID tag / QR Code to a location. This location may be a physical address, a rack, a shelf, a repair station, an area in a building, a molding machine or stamping die, a warehouse, or anything else you would like to track as an area one of your assets may be assigned to. When registering a location you will be asked to scan the location’s QR tag. You will then be presented with the Location Information screen. On this screen you can assign the name of the location, the type of location it is, types are configurable by the administrator in the MAD Monitor Portal, and optionally the parent of that location (i.e. a shelf’s parent would be the rack the shelf is on).
Register A Gateway:
A gateway is the on-site communication hub for the MAD Monitoring system. The gateway receives transmissions from the wireless monitor and send them to the MAD Portal. Additionally, the gateway receives updated settings for the wireless monitors from the MAD Portal and alters the wireless monitor's settings as needed. Before a gateway can be used to transmit data to the MAD Portal it must be registered. Registering a gateway requires the gateway's ID tag to be scanned and then the gateway's security code, found on the side of the gateway, to be entered. Optionally, and recommended, you may also add the location the gateway is installed at. the entered location will be used as the "Gateway Location" displayed for any wireless monitor that last transmitted through this gateway.
Register A Repeater:
A repeater allows the distance between a wireless monitor and gateway to be increased. This creates a larger coverage area in which a single gateway can be used. It is required to register repeaters before they can be used in the MAD Monitoring system. Registering a repeater requires the repeater's ID tag to be scanned and then the repeater's security code, found on the side of the repeater, to be entered. Optionally, and recommended, you may also add the location the repeater is installed at.
Register A Cellular Adapter:
A cellular adapter is an add-on to the stand alone gateway system that enables communication with the MAD Portal through an LTE connection. It is required to register a cellular adapter before it can be used in the MAD Monitoring system. Registering a cellular requires the cellular adapter's ID tag to be scanned and then the adapter's security code, found on the side of the device, to be entered. Optionally, and recommended, you may also add the location the cellular adapter is installed at.
Registration is required for all monitors, gateways, repeaters and assets. Before registering the first device, or any device, the MAD Portal's help file introduction is not only recommended, it is required reading for a succesful installation. If you have not read the Introduction section of the MAD Portal help section (At least through #2 Portal Walk Through), please do so. A link to the help section can be found in the top right area of the MAD Portal.
After LoginAdditional Functions
Under the main four buttons you will see a drop down list of additional functions. The final few buttons are the additional functions:
Read A Code:
When registering an asset, counter, location, gateway or repeater you will need to have the QR code data assigned to that item. If you are registering the item via the MAD Monitor app this data will be provided by scanning the QR tag. If you would like to register the item using the MAD Monitor portal, which, in many cases, allows many more options to be configured, this function will display the information found in the item’s QR code so it can be entered into the “Code” field when registering your item. If you would like to enter all of the options for an item it is often easier to register it using the MAD Monitor app and then edit the rest of the options for the item in the MAD Monitor portal.
Current Device Location:
This function will display the current latitude, longitude and nearest address found for the current location of your mobile device. This information will be transmitted when scans are made from the device. Additionally, this information can be used to help configure buffer values for each location. These buffers allow you to configure it so a certain range of latitudes and longitudes will always be considered the same location in the MAD monitor.
This option will load the MAD app help page found online (this page).
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