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ExoSense Quickstart

Getting Started with ExoSense

These steps walk through creating a new Exosite account and deploying your first ExoSense® condition monitoring application. At the end of these steps, a new ExoSense instance will be running.

In addition, your Exosite account provides access to the Exosite's IoT Marketplace where you can add addititional device IoT Connectors and Insight services.

Create an account

Go to https://www.exosite.io/start to create a standard Canvas 98 Exosite account and deploy your first ExoSense application.

Here you can change your starting point, the default will deploy ExoSense as starting from scratch, which you can then build up with your own assets, groups, etc.

Alternatively, you can pick from templates that include simulated environments and partner bundled solutions. Use the CHANGE button to pick a new starting point. For this walk-through we'll use the ExoSense Pump Template but all of the starting points will be similiar. If you choose to use the defeault ExoSense template, you'll have an empty application in regards to assets, templates, and groups.

Solution Starting Points

The ExoSense templates include simulated devices and assets, which helps to have examples as a starting poing.

For this guide, we will use the ExoSense Pump Template.

Alternatively, our Partner Solutions starting points will work similiarly but may have more details provided by the partner in terms of a usage guide.

New Account Sign-up
Choose a different starting template

Once you have an Exosite account, you can deploy new ExoSense instances from the Exchange Marketplace.

Now finish the sign-up process, choosing your ExoSense applicaiton tier, entering your account information, adding a credit card, and confirming all information.

Account Confirmation

After confirming your new account, Exosite will deploy a new ExoSense instance plus device simulators and any IoT Connectors that were selected during the initial sign-up step. This takes about 30 seconds. You will be dropped into your Exosite account solution area with a link to your new ExoSense application.

Success window

Your ExoSense application is now live! You can go to the application or to your Exosite account administration area.

Exosite Account solution page overview

Sign into ExoSense

ExoSense runs as a standalone application at its own domain (example: https://<yourbusinessname>.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).

ExoSense's log-in is different than your Exosite account.

Your new ExoSense instance operates as it's own stand-alone application. Your user email had been invited, the same email for your Exosite account. You must use 'Sign-up' to register a new password the first time you log-in, unless your email address is set up to use Google SSO

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.

Log-in Page

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

The first time you log-in to ExoSense, you must Sign-up

Click on the 'SIGN UP' link on the log-in page. After entering your same email address as your Exosite account (That is the only user currently invited) and setting a new password specifically for this ExoSense application, click SIGN UP.

Sign-up (Register) first time logging in

Click on the 'SIGN UP' link on the log-in page. For users who have an email address that uses Google single sign on (SSO), you can click 'Sign-up' and follow the button to SIGN UP WITH GOOGLE. In the future when you log-in, use the Google Log-in button.

Sign-up / Log-in with Google

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. In this guide, we started with the ExoSense Pump Template, so the hierarchy looks like the following, noting that each starting point has slighltly different branding and theme colors:

ExoSense Template Example Starting Point
A new empty ExoSense Starting Point

Branding

Go to the Setup page to add your own logo, setup your company colors, and name the instance. Edits made on this page are automatically applied - you'll see the real-time changes. To update the logo or Small Icon - click on the image to open an upload window from your browser.

Edit your Theme to match your company branding

Add a group

Groups are not available to all tiers

Groups create a permission hierarchy for users and assets. You can add a group

Add a group
Add a group window

Invite someone else

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

Invite another user

Next Steps

  • Create Assets from connected device data
  • Add Dashboards and Rules to your Assets
  • Learn about Connecting third-party or your own Hardware with IoT Connectors

Last update: April 7, 2021