ExoSense® Quickstart

Deploy and setup ExoSense

What is ExoSense?

ExoSense is a condition monitoring application that runs on top of IoT Platform services. It is highly configurable and supports a wide range of assets and application types - from factory equipment to remote monitoring of machines to mobile vehicles.

ExoSense is deployed as whitelabel instances, meaning users manage it as their own product offering, creating a hierarchy of customers and partners that control permission levels.

Digital Assets are collections of signals sourced from connected equipment, rules on those signals, digital content about the Asset, and dashboard visualizations.

Getting Started with ExoSense

1. Create an Exosite account

Go to https://exosite.com and click sign-up for a standard Exosite account.

2. Deploy ExoSense From Exchange

Use the Exchange Marketplace to deploy a new ExoSense instance. Users can choose to pick the base ExoSense template or choose a reference application template.

ExoSense Reference Application Templates

These templates come bootstrapped (pre-populated) with digital assets, simulated device data, other details about a specific type of application for condition monitoring. These are meant to help users have a good starting point with live data to evaluate and begin building out.

3. Sign into ExoSense for the First Time

ExoSense runs as a standalone application at its own domain (example: https://<yourname>.apps.exosite.io). Although it is managed from the Exosite account, it is a full application in of itself and requires a separate user log-in. When you deploy, your Exosite user email is automatically invited but still needs to sign-up (register).

From your Exosite account, you can open your new ExoSense instance by clicking on the application menu on the right side of your instance and click Go To Application.

Initial Log-in / Sign-up

When deploying ExoSense from your account, the initial user invited is the same as your Exosite account email address. You should receive an invite email from this new instance. You can use that email invite or click the Go To Application link from the application menu in your Exosite Account.

The log-in page for ExoSense may have different branding logo depending on the template used

For customers who use an email address that uses Google single sign on (SSO), you can click 'Log-in' and follow the button to LOG IN WITH GOOGLE.

If you do not use Google SSO, then click SIGN UP making sure to use the same email address as your Exosite account. That is the only user currently invited.

4. Configure and Setup ExoSense

When you login to ExoSense for the first time, you will either have a blank starting point or some basic group hierarchy and assets created if using a template. You can begin branding the application to look like your company, create groups, add Assets, and invite users.

The ExoSense User Guide has more details on these activities

ExoSense Base Starting Point
ExoSense Template Example Starting Point

Branding

Go to the Setup page to add your own logo, setup your company colors, and name the instance. You can also start to add custom user roles here.

Groups

Groups create a permission hierarchy for users and assets.

Assets

Assets are the digital version of the system, machine, or equipment being monitored. It's a collection of signals sourced from connected devices (sensors, protocol inquiries, status information, etc), transforms, rules, and content.

To begin adding Assets you need to have data channels from connected devices hooked into ExoSense. By default the device simulator IoT Connector is setup. See IoT Connectors for more information or the ExoSense User Guide Device Sources section

Users

Users can be invited to a specific group with a role. Roles can be created in the Setup page area.

5. Use Simulator Device data

ExoSense device data sources (referred to as Channels) come from IoT Connectors. These IoT Connectors present each device as a unique object. You can learn more about IoT Connectors here:

When you deploy ExoSense, a simulator IoT Connector is also created to be sure users have some data to try out to create digital Assets. The simulator sends data in ExoSense's required data schema. You can find all the details about using the simulator here.

The ExoSense template simulators will automatically begin running with a set of data for that application type. The base ExoSense version device simulator does not do this and devices must be added.

Device Simulator: Create a Simulated Device Using a predefined CSV file or Custom Waveforms
ExoSense Device Page: Adding the device into ExoSense

6. Create Digital Assets

The ExoSense User Guide covers this in detail.

ExoSense: Create Asset from a Device

Next Steps with ExoSense

  • Add Dashboards and Rules to your assets

  • Invite Users and build out the group hierarchy

Next Steps with Hardware

  • Learn about Connecting third-party or your own Hardware with IoT Connectors