1. Configuring Labels
WIN-911 introduces the new concept of Labels, a way of categorizing and developing logic for your configured alarms. The Label setting is user-defined and not required to configure, it is used to simplify Tactic configuration and adds a level of convenience for adding new alarms. In the following document, we will discuss the following subjects:
- Creating a Label
With this information, you will a better understanding of how to efficiently utilize this new feature of WIN-911.
A. Creating a Label
Opening the WIN-911 GUI, navigate to Alarming > Labels to bring up the Labels webpage. In the example below, we have several Labels already configured. You can create a new Label by clicking the add icon on the bottom left. Creating a new Label will open the General settings section as shown below:
The settings include:
- Name: User-defined name of the Label
- Description: A description of the Label (optional)
- Foreground Color: The color of the text defined in the Name field
- Background Color: The banner color that wraps around the Name text
The purpose of Labels is to help categorize and organize alarms into Tactics and Strategies. Once a Label is created, you can continue to attach them to your alarms.
As you import or configure new alarms, you will notice some user-defined attributes available to configure, but for the purpose of this subject, we will stick with Labels. To add labels you have just created, navigate to Alarming > OPC DA > Alarms. By clicking the add icon to the right of the Item Labels Field, a window will bring up a bank of all available Labels
Multiple Labels can be configured for any single alarm. Clicking the add icon will bring up the window shown below. From this window, you can shift-click multiple selections, or click the top left checkbox to select all Labels. With your current selections, click the checkmark icon to add them to the tag.
Any number of Labels can be attached to a defined alarm or tag, but once they are created and attached, it is the implantation in the Tactic that makes Labels what they are.
With your Labels created, you can now utilize them in your Tactic, for more information on tactics, visit our knowledge-base article on Getting Started: Tactics. Navigating to Notification > Tactics > Advanced will bring up the Tactic workspace. Begin the Tactic by dragging and dropping the Label Decision Block in the workspace timeline.
Click on the Label Block to bring up the edit window. Click on the middle edit icon to bring up the library of available labels.
Each Label Block can have one label attached to it, once selected, click the checkmark icon to continue.
With the desired label selected, you will notice that the icon branches to the left and right. For this particular Decision Block, you will ask if the alarm is, or is not, attached with the defined Label. In the example below, the logic is asking if the alarm that just came into WIN-911 is attached with the Fresh Water 3C Label that we had created earlier.
In this scenario, the alarm does contain a Label. So Mobile-911 will send a message to Ben if the alarm is On. If it is Not, then it will send a message to Conor instead. This principle can be applied to multiple Blocks in your Tactic.
Labels are a way of simplifying a group or set of alarms, that makes it easy to add and delete to your current configuration. For systems with larger data sets, the only requirement for importing or adding alarms to WIN-911, is to make sure they are configured with the correct Label. With the right Label in place, rather than having to manipulate current Tactics, the alarms will fall into place and notify people they are supposed to.