Description

ALIS Personal is the portable version of ALIS Team. It allows you to focus on the job and being able to tuck your registration device away and focus on the job at hand. It also functions as a feedback and registration device for the AirTorque wrench  which makes it a multi purpose device. 

Setup and general functions

Every ALIS Personal device needs to have an ALIS Team device to which is needs to be paired. This pairing process is a one time action until you which to use it with another ALIS Team device, upon which you will have to re-pair it with the new device. Pairing instructions can be found in the ALIS hardware - First time use section under the  "Pairing an iPhone ( ALIS Personal)  with the iPad (ALIS Team)" section.
You can have an unlimited amount of ALIS Personal devices paired to a ALIS Team Device.
let's take a look at the layout of the ALIS Personal App so you know where to find which function or detail.

For best performance with ALIS Personal it is best to connect it to a Trimble location device.  This ensures that minimal user input is needed for identifying the right asset  by use of the auto-selection tool and thus registering maintenance data onto it.

Status Bar 

The top part of the app displays the current status of the app. 
The left button indicates the condition of the working mode and the right show the status of the Connection Center.  The text in the middle is the name of the iPhone device.

These are the different conditions possible for the Working Mode

SHIFT MODE
This ALIS Personal has joined the shift that was started on ALIS Team or selected manualy from the device.
Push this button to leave the Shift mode or to select another shift

AD-HOC MODE
This ALIS Personal device is not in a shift currently and is able to perform ad-hoc maintenance
or to report assets as Faulty

AUTO SHIFT
Mode - enabled by 3D touch (info) or selecting "Automatically join iPad shift"
This device will automatically follow the shift that is active on the iPad


3D-Touch

3D Touch adds an additional dimension to touch-based interaction. On supported devices, people can access additional functionality by applying varying levels of pressure to the touchscreen. Apps can respond by displaying a menu, showing additional content, or playing an animation. People don’t need to learn new gestures to interact with 3D Touch. They quickly discover the additional interactive dimension when they press lightly on the screen and get a response.

https://developer.apple.com/design/human-interface-guidelines/ios/user-interaction/3d-touch/


Shift selection 

Alternatively - Upon pressing the shift button - the shift to work on - can be manually selected. 
This allows for technicians to work on different shifts simultaneously through 1 ALIS Team device .

These are the different conditions of the Connection Center status

DEVICE ALARM
There are 1 or more devices missing to be able to perform maintenance registration in a optimal way.
Tap the icon for more info in the connection center

SYNCHRONISED
The device is connected to ALIS Team iPad and synchronised to it.
All maintenance registered is now stored on the iPad and will be synched to the ALIS database in the cloud, if it is connected to the internet

OFF-LINE MODE
The device is not connected to an ALIS Team device
All Maintenance registered will be stored on the iPhone and, once the connection is restored to the iPad, it will automatically synchronize its data.

SYNCHRONIZATION IN PROGRESS

ALIS Personal is synchronizing with ALIS Team. This should only take a few seconds and will result in one of the statuses above.

Sliding Panels 

The bottom part of the app is build up out of different Panels that can slide to left or right  which brings you more information concerning the shift /task or asset . The panels shown depends on the Mode you are in. 

Inspection / Mark as Faulty - Replace (QR) identifierShift Details

Allows for directly marking an asset as "Faulty".
This will highlight the asset with the manager
so that he knows that action needs to be taken on this asset. 

Replace (QR) identifier
Allows for replacing the Asset identifier - QR code.
Which can be used to easily identify asset within a building
where no accurate location positioning is possible.

A list view of the equipment that needs to be maintained/ inspected.

This allows for easily finding which to be selected for indoor- assets.

(lightbulb)This can also be used to quickly see which assets need to be maintained in the field and to take the right amounts of different types of assets/lights.

Shift SummaryMaintenance Instruction Panel

Overview of shift status and taskOverview of sub-tasks to be performed
Asset image


Visual representation of the asset for additional confirmation of asset selection



Connecting the Trimble to the iPhone

Power ON the Trimble R1 Location Device by pushing the power button until you have 2 green LED's and release the power button - For more info on the Trimble GPS device please find it in the ALIS Devices Info.  Upon the blue flashing of the left LED, open the connection center in your ALIS Personal and go to "Device connections".

Under Location Devices you can now tap the connect button

. A pop-up will show where, after a few seconds, you can select the the Trimble Device ( named "GNSS:xxxxx " ).
Make sure you connect to the Trimble device that is paired with this iPhone. If you would need to connect to another Trimble  please view the ALIS hardware - First time use page under Trimble connection. 

The device is now connected and Paired to the iPhone.
(info) To shut down the Trimble device, hold down the power button until you have one red LED then release the power button . For more info on the Trimble GPS device please find it in the ALIS Devices Info.

General functions

Visibility of all registered asset in ALIS

At all times the map will display the assets to which maintenance can be registered too. Depending on the working mode ( see below)  you will see all assets in ALIS or only 

Tap to select 

To see the details of an asset or to add maintenance data to it, you can simply tap on any asset displayed in the map.
By using the Tap-to-select  the Auto-selection function is disabled.  The Auto-selection button becomes visible and can be tapped re-use it. 

Auto-selection mode 

(star) Now this is it! With Auto-selection mode activated ( by default) The technician approaches the asset to be maintained. ALIS Personal will automatically identify the asset that needs to be maintained and select it. Depending on the vicinity of other assets, the system can be in three different conditions concerning the certainty of the identification of the asset selection.  This will be visualized by the color of the auto-selection certainty button.

  1. The button is GREEN = the system is certain that it has selected the right asset you need to maintain and you can continue without hesitation.
  2. The button is ORANGE = there are one or more assets nearby that could be potential candidates of what you need to maintain. Please verify using the map and your location awareness which asset you need to maintain. You can toggle the asset selection by pushing on the button. 
  3. The button is RED = the system has not identified any assets in your near vicinity that should be maintained - (info) You can still tap on the asset in the map if you know which asset you need to maintain.  
    A possible reason for the system to not detect the right asset could be  
    1. The GPS location registered in the system for the asset does not correspond with the actual location of the asset.
    2. The GPS device does not have good satellite reception, which results in an inaccurate location representation on the device. Please see the Trimble information page for more info on the Trimble GPS location device
    3. Is your Trimble RTX Subscription service still valid? Please see Trimble R1 RTX correction service renewal for more info - Valid for 1 year - included in your ALIS Subscription!

Selection range/radius and color

The different candidates selected depends on the size of the range and thus the assets withing that range. The size of the range is related to the GPS accuracy  . The better the accuracy the smaller the radius. The radius can be changed manualy by use of the tuning button - see below. 
The color of the Selection range informs the user of the GPS accuracy/correction service used. 
GREEN = Best possible Satellite reception (Fixed Lock - RTX correction) and thus best localisation estimation.
ORANGE =  Satellite reception but no fixed signal or no RTX correction - average location estimation
RED= No Satellite fix and no correction possible - bad location estimation

Zoom and Auto-selection tuning 

Buy tapping on the tuning button

 you can adapt the settings for the Zoom level and the candidate range. 
Drag the buttons up or down to change the factor of the desired function to change.  Double tap to reset to default values.
The selection radius will be multiplied with the selected factor to have a smaller or bigger range for candidate selection.
The right Radius depends on the job to be performed and whether a larger or smaller area is desired.

Large Selection radius - quicker but more uncertain of asset to be selected

Small selection Radius - accurate selection of assets

but could miss the asset to be selected when too narrow.

Changing the  zooming factor can give you a better overview of the assets around you  (Large factor) or a more detailed view on the assets near you ( small factor) . The right viewing height depends on the job at hand and personal preference.

Torque Shifts

Whenever a Torque shift is started on ALIS Team the ALIS Personal app will join that shift ( if paired, connected to the same wifi and app active) .  The iPhone can then be mounted on the AirTorque wrench and supply the operator with shift information, asset information and location awareness. Whenever an asset is torqued it will register the maintenance actions under the identified asset. 

More detailed information on torque shifts with the ALIS Personal app can be found in Torque shifts

Validation Shifts

The validation shifts is a generic term for being able to register any kind of maintenance performed as defined in the web-application, under " Assets - Maintenance Tasks" ; By using it's auto-identification function there is no lost time in figuring out which light you need to work on or trying to find the correct asset name for maintenance registration. 

More detailed information on validation shift function  in ALIS Personal can be found in Validation shifts .

Ad-hoc mode

Whenever no shift is active on ALIS Team  - and AUTO SHIFT mode is ON  - the system will go to Ad-hoc mode.

SHIFT MODE

This ALIS Personal has joined the shift that was started on ALIS Team

Push this button to leave the Shift mode

AD-HOC MODE

This ALIS Personal device is not in a shift currently and is able to perform ad-hoc maintenance

or to report assets as Faulty

AUTO SHIFT Mode - enabled by 3D touch (info) or selecting "Automatically join iPad shift"

This device will automatically follow the shift that is active on the iPad

Alternatively - Upon pressing the shift button - Ad-hoc mode can be selected manually.

The following is possible whenever in Ad-hoc

  • General ALIS Personal asset visibility and information
  • The following actions 


Mark as faulty + Replace (QR) identifierMaintenance Panel


Allows for marking an asset as "Faulty".
This will highlight the asset with the manager
so that he knows that action needs to be taken on this asset. 

Other ALIS devices that are in Ad-hoc mode or Mapview will see the asset as red and will know that it needs to be replaced.


Replace (QR) identifier

Allows for replacing the Asset identifier - QR code. Which can be used to easily identify asset within a building where no accurate location positioning is possible.

You can edit the task to be performed by use of the edit button

.

Overview of sub-tasks to be performed

(lightbulb) When editing - The Maintenance tasks that are scheduled as a preventive maintenance for that specific asset will be in orange. Any other maintenance task will be in white.

Asset image


Visual representation of the asset for additional confirmation of asset selection



QR- Code functionality ( from 2018.11) 


An asset can be identified by Location ( through the GPS of the iPhone device or Trimble ) , by selecting the asset manually on a map and for indoor use the QR functionality can be used. To use the QR functionality -  please find the needed information below.

Assigning a QR code to an asset 

This operation can be performed on ALIS Team in the Mapview module or on ALIS Personal as part of the sliding panels on the bottom. Every asset registered in the ALIS system has a location identifier.  For indoor use - these locations are ( for now) represented in a similar way as an outdoor asset but are place as a group near it's actual location. 


ALIS TeamALIS Personal


  • To assign a QR code to a device we will manually select the asset from the mapview ( ALIS Team or ALIS Personal)  and then use the Replace identifier button.  

The camera functionality is activated ( Confirm "allow camera" if pop-up would appear)  and the QR code can be scanner is activated.


ALIS TeamALIS Personal


  • Apply a ALIS - QR code sticker to the device if not already done so and now scan the QR . 
  • A confirmation of scanning will appear together with the ID of the QR) code. 
  • Verify the scanned asset corresponds to this QR code and then press "Save" . 
  • A confirmation of assignment will appear for a short time. 


ALIS Team

ALIS Personal


QR code for shift maintenance

The actions described below can be performed on ALIS Team and ALIS personal.QR codes are used for maintenance tasks which are validated by "scanning" and not torquing.Upon creation of the validation shift as described in Validation shifts  - the shift can be started on the ALIS Team.

The QR Button can now be used to start the QR reader and identify the asset to be worked on / inspected. 


Upon a scan of a QR or an asset that is included in the shift list - the device will identify the the asset , select it and show the task to be performed . When the task has been completed the task can be "Validated" or marked as "Done" .


Identifying the right asset 

What happens when QR codes are shown to the reader that are not in the shift ? We use a method called "augmented reality" to show additional information to the user on whether the asset is included in the shift or not .

Asset included in shift - Blue QR overlay

Maintenance still to be performed

Asset not included in shift -Grey QR overlay



Asset - List view

How do you know which assets need to be maintained in the substation?

We have added the *List view called Shift details in the sliding panels on ALIS Personal . This shows you the name of the asset that needs to be maintained which so you can find that asset with it's name tag and then scan it's QR code for positive identification!


Are you searching for asset to be maintained and there are no labeling on the equipment?

Put the QR reader in Continues mode by means of this icon 

This will keep the QR reader activated so you can look around with the QR reader to see which assets need to be mainted. 

The currently selected asset will be marked by means of the orange border around the QR code.

QR code for ad-hoc maintenance and observations/inspections

When using Mapview ( ALIS Team) or the AD-hoc mode in ALIS Team you can also use the QR code reader to identify the asset you want to select. 

  • Upon successful scanning of the code the QR reader will be closed and the asset will automatically be selected. 
  • The continues feature can also be used to find specific material and to see it's status.
    • The first identified QR will be the select asset mentioned in the assets details ( marked by orange border ) 
    • Upon individually scanning a QR  - that QR will be the identified one.
    • The color will represent the status of the equipment ( Green= OK ; Red = marked Faulty ) 
  • Mapview and Ad-hoc on ALIS Personal can now be used as normal.


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Description

ALIS Personal is the portable version of ALIS Team. It allows you to focus on the job and being able to tuck your registration device away and focus on the job at hand. It also functions as a feedback and registration device for the AirTorque wrench  which makes it a multi purpose device. 

Setup and general functions

Every ALIS Personal device needs to have an ALIS Team device to which is needs to be paired. This pairing process is a one time action until you which to use it with another ALIS Team device, upon which you will have to re-pair it with the new device. Pairing instructions can be found in the ALIS hardware - First time use section under the  "Pairing an iPhone ( ALIS Personal)  with the iPad (ALIS Team)" section.
You can have an unlimited amount of ALIS Personal devices paired to a ALIS Team Device.
let's take a look at the layout of the ALIS Personal App so you know where to find which function or detail.

For best performance with ALIS Personal it is best to connect it to a Trimble location device.  This ensures that minimal user input is needed for identifying the right asset  by use of the auto-selection tool and thus registering maintenance data onto it.

Status Bar 

The top part of the app displays the current status of the app. 
The left button indicates the condition of the working mode and the right show the status of the Connection Center.  The text in the middle is the name of the iPhone device.

These are the different conditions possible for the Working Mode

SHIFT MODE
This ALIS Personal has joined the shift that was started on ALIS Team or selected manualy from the device.
Push this button to leave the Shift mode or to select another shift

AD-HOC MODE
This ALIS Personal device is not in a shift currently and is able to perform ad-hoc maintenance
or to report assets as Faulty

AUTO SHIFT
Mode - enabled by 3D touch (info) or selecting "Automatically join iPad shift"
This device will automatically follow the shift that is active on the iPad


3D-Touch

3D Touch adds an additional dimension to touch-based interaction. On supported devices, people can access additional functionality by applying varying levels of pressure to the touchscreen. Apps can respond by displaying a menu, showing additional content, or playing an animation. People don’t need to learn new gestures to interact with 3D Touch. They quickly discover the additional interactive dimension when they press lightly on the screen and get a response.

https://developer.apple.com/design/human-interface-guidelines/ios/user-interaction/3d-touch/


Shift selection 

Alternatively - Upon pressing the shift button - the shift to work on - can be manually selected. 
This allows for technicians to work on different shifts simultaneously through 1 ALIS Team device .

These are the different conditions of the Connection Center status

DEVICE ALARM
There are 1 or more devices missing to be able to perform maintenance registration in a optimal way.
Tap the icon for more info in the connection center

SYNCHRONISED
The device is connected to ALIS Team iPad and synchronised to it.
All maintenance registered is now stored on the iPad and will be synched to the ALIS database in the cloud, if it is connected to the internet

OFF-LINE MODE
The device is not connected to an ALIS Team device
All Maintenance registered will be stored on the iPhone and, once the connection is restored to the iPad, it will automatically synchronize its data.

SYNCHRONIZATION IN PROGRESS

ALIS Personal is synchronizing with ALIS Team. This should only take a few seconds and will result in one of the statuses above.

Sliding Panels 

The bottom part of the app is build up out of different Panels that can slide to left or right  which brings you more information concerning the shift /task or asset . The panels shown depends on the Mode you are in. 

Inspection / Mark as Faulty - Replace (QR) identifierShift Details

Allows for directly marking an asset as "Faulty".
This will highlight the asset with the manager
so that he knows that action needs to be taken on this asset. 

Replace (QR) identifier
Allows for replacing the Asset identifier - QR code.
Which can be used to easily identify asset within a building
where no accurate location positioning is possible.

A list view of the equipment that needs to be maintained/ inspected.

This allows for easily finding which to be selected for indoor- assets.

(lightbulb)This can also be used to quickly see which assets need to be maintained in the field and to take the right amounts of different types of assets/lights.

Shift SummaryMaintenance Instruction Panel

Overview of shift status and taskOverview of sub-tasks to be performed
Asset image


Visual representation of the asset for additional confirmation of asset selection



Connecting the Trimble to the iPhone

Power ON the Trimble R1 Location Device by pushing the power button until you have 2 green LED's and release the power button - For more info on the Trimble GPS device please find it in the ALIS Devices Info.  Upon the blue flashing of the left LED, open the connection center in your ALIS Personal and go to "Device connections".

Under Location Devices you can now tap the connect button

. A pop-up will show where, after a few seconds, you can select the the Trimble Device ( named "GNSS:xxxxx " ).
Make sure you connect to the Trimble device that is paired with this iPhone. If you would need to connect to another Trimble  please view the ALIS hardware - First time use page under Trimble connection. 

The device is now connected and Paired to the iPhone.
(info) To shut down the Trimble device, hold down the power button until you have one red LED then release the power button . For more info on the Trimble GPS device please find it in the ALIS Devices Info.

General functions

Visibility of all registered asset in ALIS

At all times the map will display the assets to which maintenance can be registered too. Depending on the working mode ( see below)  you will see all assets in ALIS or only 

Tap to select 

To see the details of an asset or to add maintenance data to it, you can simply tap on any asset displayed in the map.
By using the Tap-to-select  the Auto-selection function is disabled.  The Auto-selection button becomes visible and can be tapped re-use it. 

Auto-selection mode 

(star) Now this is it! With Auto-selection mode activated ( by default) The technician approaches the asset to be maintained. ALIS Personal will automatically identify the asset that needs to be maintained and select it. Depending on the vicinity of other assets, the system can be in three different conditions concerning the certainty of the identification of the asset selection.  This will be visualized by the color of the auto-selection certainty button.

  1. The button is GREEN = the system is certain that it has selected the right asset you need to maintain and you can continue without hesitation.
  2. The button is ORANGE = there are one or more assets nearby that could be potential candidates of what you need to maintain. Please verify using the map and your location awareness which asset you need to maintain. You can toggle the asset selection by pushing on the button. 
  3. The button is RED = the system has not identified any assets in your near vicinity that should be maintained - (info) You can still tap on the asset in the map if you know which asset you need to maintain.  
    A possible reason for the system to not detect the right asset could be  
    1. The GPS location registered in the system for the asset does not correspond with the actual location of the asset.
    2. The GPS device does not have good satellite reception, which results in an inaccurate location representation on the device. Please see the Trimble information page for more info on the Trimble GPS location device
    3. Is your Trimble RTX Subscription service still valid? Please see Trimble R1 RTX correction service renewal for more info - Valid for 1 year - included in your ALIS Subscription!

Selection range/radius and color

The different candidates selected depends on the size of the range and thus the assets withing that range. The size of the range is related to the GPS accuracy  . The better the accuracy the smaller the radius. The radius can be changed manualy by use of the tuning button - see below. 
The color of the Selection range informs the user of the GPS accuracy/correction service used. 
GREEN = Best possible Satellite reception (Fixed Lock - RTX correction) and thus best localisation estimation.
ORANGE =  Satellite reception but no fixed signal or no RTX correction - average location estimation
RED= No Satellite fix and no correction possible - bad location estimation

Zoom and Auto-selection tuning 

Buy tapping on the tuning button

 you can adapt the settings for the Zoom level and the candidate range. 
Drag the buttons up or down to change the factor of the desired function to change.  Double tap to reset to default values.
The selection radius will be multiplied with the selected factor to have a smaller or bigger range for candidate selection.
The right Radius depends on the job to be performed and whether a larger or smaller area is desired.

Large Selection radius - quicker but more uncertain of asset to be selected

Small selection Radius - accurate selection of assets

but could miss the asset to be selected when too narrow.

Changing the  zooming factor can give you a better overview of the assets around you  (Large factor) or a more detailed view on the assets near you ( small factor) . The right viewing height depends on the job at hand and personal preference.

Torque Shifts

Whenever a Torque shift is started on ALIS Team the ALIS Personal app will join that shift ( if paired, connected to the same wifi and app active) .  The iPhone can then be mounted on the AirTorque wrench and supply the operator with shift information, asset information and location awareness. Whenever an asset is torqued it will register the maintenance actions under the identified asset. 

More detailed information on torque shifts with the ALIS Personal app can be found in Torque shifts

Validation Shifts

The validation shifts is a generic term for being able to register any kind of maintenance performed as defined in the web-application, under " Assets - Maintenance Tasks" ; By using it's auto-identification function there is no lost time in figuring out which light you need to work on or trying to find the correct asset name for maintenance registration. 

More detailed information on validation shift function  in ALIS Personal can be found in Validation shifts .

Ad-hoc mode

Whenever no shift is active on ALIS Team  - and AUTO SHIFT mode is ON  - the system will go to Ad-hoc mode.

SHIFT MODE

This ALIS Personal has joined the shift that was started on ALIS Team

Push this button to leave the Shift mode

AD-HOC MODE

This ALIS Personal device is not in a shift currently and is able to perform ad-hoc maintenance

or to report assets as Faulty

AUTO SHIFT Mode - enabled by 3D touch (info) or selecting "Automatically join iPad shift"

This device will automatically follow the shift that is active on the iPad

Alternatively - Upon pressing the shift button - Ad-hoc mode can be selected manually.

The following is possible whenever in Ad-hoc

  • General ALIS Personal asset visibility and information
  • The following actions 


Mark as faulty + Replace (QR) identifierMaintenance Panel


Allows for marking an asset as "Faulty".
This will highlight the asset with the manager
so that he knows that action needs to be taken on this asset. 

Other ALIS devices that are in Ad-hoc mode or Mapview will see the asset as red and will know that it needs to be replaced.


Replace (QR) identifier

Allows for replacing the Asset identifier - QR code. Which can be used to easily identify asset within a building where no accurate location positioning is possible.

You can edit the task to be performed by use of the edit button

.

Overview of sub-tasks to be performed

(lightbulb) When editing - The Maintenance tasks that are scheduled as a preventive maintenance for that specific asset will be in orange. Any other maintenance task will be in white.

Asset image


Visual representation of the asset for additional confirmation of asset selection



QR- Code functionality ( from 2018.11) 


An asset can be identified by Location ( through the GPS of the iPhone device or Trimble ) , by selecting the asset manually on a map and for indoor use the QR functionality can be used. To use the QR functionality -  please find the needed information below.

Assigning a QR code to an asset 

This operation can be performed on ALIS Team in the Mapview module or on ALIS Personal as part of the sliding panels on the bottom. Every asset registered in the ALIS system has a location identifier.  For indoor use - these locations are ( for now) represented in a similar way as an outdoor asset but are place as a group near it's actual location. 


ALIS TeamALIS Personal


  • To assign a QR code to a device we will manually select the asset from the mapview ( ALIS Team or ALIS Personal)  and then use the Replace identifier button.  

The camera functionality is activated ( Confirm "allow camera" if pop-up would appear)  and the QR code can be scanner is activated.


ALIS TeamALIS Personal


  • Apply a ALIS - QR code sticker to the device if not already done so and now scan the QR . 
  • A confirmation of scanning will appear together with the ID of the QR) code. 
  • Verify the scanned asset corresponds to this QR code and then press "Save" . 
  • A confirmation of assignment will appear for a short time. 


ALIS Team

ALIS Personal


QR code for shift maintenance

The actions described below can be performed on ALIS Team and ALIS personal.QR codes are used for maintenance tasks which are validated by "scanning" and not torquing.Upon creation of the validation shift as described in Validation shifts  - the shift can be started on the ALIS Team.

The QR Button can now be used to start the QR reader and identify the asset to be worked on / inspected. 


Upon a scan of a QR or an asset that is included in the shift list - the device will identify the the asset , select it and show the task to be performed . When the task has been completed the task can be "Validated" or marked as "Done" .


Identifying the right asset 

What happens when QR codes are shown to the reader that are not in the shift ? We use a method called "augmented reality" to show additional information to the user on whether the asset is included in the shift or not .

Asset included in shift - Blue QR overlay

Maintenance still to be performed

Asset not included in shift -Grey QR overlay



Asset - List view

How do you know which assets need to be maintained in the substation?

We have added the *List view called Shift details in the sliding panels on ALIS Personal . This shows you the name of the asset that needs to be maintained which so you can find that asset with it's name tag and then scan it's QR code for positive identification!


Are you searching for asset to be maintained and there are no labeling on the equipment?

Put the QR reader in Continues mode by means of this icon 

This will keep the QR reader activated so you can look around with the QR reader to see which assets need to be mainted. 

The currently selected asset will be marked by means of the orange border around the QR code.

QR code for ad-hoc maintenance and observations/inspections

When using Mapview ( ALIS Team) or the AD-hoc mode in ALIS Team you can also use the QR code reader to identify the asset you want to select. 

  • Upon successful scanning of the code the QR reader will be closed and the asset will automatically be selected. 
  • The continues feature can also be used to find specific material and to see it's status.
    • The first identified QR will be the select asset mentioned in the assets details ( marked by orange border ) 
    • Upon individually scanning a QR  - that QR will be the identified one.
    • The color will represent the status of the equipment ( Green= OK ; Red = marked Faulty ) 
  • Mapview and Ad-hoc on ALIS Personal can now be used as normal.


Related Articles



 < Back To ALIS Manual overview 


Description

ALIS Personal is the portable version of ALIS Team. It allows you to focus on the job and being able to tuck your registration device away and focus on the job at hand. It also functions as a feedback and registration device for the AirTorque wrench  which makes it a multi purpose device. 

Setup and general functions

Every ALIS Personal device needs to have an ALIS Team device to which is needs to be paired. This pairing process is a one time action until you which to use it with another ALIS Team device, upon which you will have to re-pair it with the new device. Pairing instructions can be found in the ALIS hardware - First time use section under the  "Pairing an iPhone ( ALIS Personal)  with the iPad (ALIS Team)" section.
You can have an unlimited amount of ALIS Personal devices paired to a ALIS Team Device.
let's take a look at the layout of the ALIS Personal App so you know where to find which function or detail.

For best performance with ALIS Personal it is best to connect it to a Trimble location device.  This ensures that minimal user input is needed for identifying the right asset  by use of the auto-selection tool and thus registering maintenance data onto it.

Status Bar 

The top part of the app displays the current status of the app. 
The left button indicates the condition of the working mode and the right show the status of the Connection Center.  The text in the middle is the name of the iPhone device.

These are the different conditions possible for the Working Mode

SHIFT MODE
This ALIS Personal has joined the shift that was started on ALIS Team or selected manualy from the device.
Push this button to leave the Shift mode or to select another shift

AD-HOC MODE
This ALIS Personal device is not in a shift currently and is able to perform ad-hoc maintenance
or to report assets as Faulty

AUTO SHIFT
Mode - enabled by 3D touch (info) or selecting "Automatically join iPad shift"
This device will automatically follow the shift that is active on the iPad


3D-Touch

3D Touch adds an additional dimension to touch-based interaction. On supported devices, people can access additional functionality by applying varying levels of pressure to the touchscreen. Apps can respond by displaying a menu, showing additional content, or playing an animation. People don’t need to learn new gestures to interact with 3D Touch. They quickly discover the additional interactive dimension when they press lightly on the screen and get a response.

https://developer.apple.com/design/human-interface-guidelines/ios/user-interaction/3d-touch/


Shift selection 

Alternatively - Upon pressing the shift button - the shift to work on - can be manually selected. 
This allows for technicians to work on different shifts simultaneously through 1 ALIS Team device .

These are the different conditions of the Connection Center status

DEVICE ALARM
There are 1 or more devices missing to be able to perform maintenance registration in a optimal way.
Tap the icon for more info in the connection center

SYNCHRONISED
The device is connected to ALIS Team iPad and synchronised to it.
All maintenance registered is now stored on the iPad and will be synched to the ALIS database in the cloud, if it is connected to the internet

OFF-LINE MODE
The device is not connected to an ALIS Team device
All Maintenance registered will be stored on the iPhone and, once the connection is restored to the iPad, it will automatically synchronize its data.

SYNCHRONIZATION IN PROGRESS

ALIS Personal is synchronizing with ALIS Team. This should only take a few seconds and will result in one of the statuses above.

Sliding Panels 

The bottom part of the app is build up out of different Panels that can slide to left or right  which brings you more information concerning the shift /task or asset . The panels shown depends on the Mode you are in. 

Inspection / Mark as Faulty - Replace (QR) identifierShift Details

Allows for directly marking an asset as "Faulty".
This will highlight the asset with the manager
so that he knows that action needs to be taken on this asset. 

Replace (QR) identifier
Allows for replacing the Asset identifier - QR code.
Which can be used to easily identify asset within a building
where no accurate location positioning is possible.

A list view of the equipment that needs to be maintained/ inspected.

This allows for easily finding which to be selected for indoor- assets.

(lightbulb)This can also be used to quickly see which assets need to be maintained in the field and to take the right amounts of different types of assets/lights.

Shift SummaryMaintenance Instruction Panel

Overview of shift status and taskOverview of sub-tasks to be performed
Asset image


Visual representation of the asset for additional confirmation of asset selection



Connecting the Trimble to the iPhone

Power ON the Trimble R1 Location Device by pushing the power button until you have 2 green LED's and release the power button - For more info on the Trimble GPS device please find it in the ALIS Devices Info.  Upon the blue flashing of the left LED, open the connection center in your ALIS Personal and go to "Device connections".

Under Location Devices you can now tap the connect button

. A pop-up will show where, after a few seconds, you can select the the Trimble Device ( named "GNSS:xxxxx " ).
Make sure you connect to the Trimble device that is paired with this iPhone. If you would need to connect to another Trimble  please view the ALIS hardware - First time use page under Trimble connection. 

The device is now connected and Paired to the iPhone.
(info) To shut down the Trimble device, hold down the power button until you have one red LED then release the power button . For more info on the Trimble GPS device please find it in the ALIS Devices Info.

General functions

Visibility of all registered asset in ALIS

At all times the map will display the assets to which maintenance can be registered too. Depending on the working mode ( see below)  you will see all assets in ALIS or only 

Tap to select 

To see the details of an asset or to add maintenance data to it, you can simply tap on any asset displayed in the map.
By using the Tap-to-select  the Auto-selection function is disabled.  The Auto-selection button becomes visible and can be tapped re-use it. 

Auto-selection mode 

(star) Now this is it! With Auto-selection mode activated ( by default) The technician approaches the asset to be maintained. ALIS Personal will automatically identify the asset that needs to be maintained and select it. Depending on the vicinity of other assets, the system can be in three different conditions concerning the certainty of the identification of the asset selection.  This will be visualized by the color of the auto-selection certainty button.

  1. The button is GREEN = the system is certain that it has selected the right asset you need to maintain and you can continue without hesitation.
  2. The button is ORANGE = there are one or more assets nearby that could be potential candidates of what you need to maintain. Please verify using the map and your location awareness which asset you need to maintain. You can toggle the asset selection by pushing on the button. 
  3. The button is RED = the system has not identified any assets in your near vicinity that should be maintained - (info) You can still tap on the asset in the map if you know which asset you need to maintain.  
    A possible reason for the system to not detect the right asset could be  
    1. The GPS location registered in the system for the asset does not correspond with the actual location of the asset.
    2. The GPS device does not have good satellite reception, which results in an inaccurate location representation on the device. Please see the Trimble information page for more info on the Trimble GPS location device
    3. Is your Trimble RTX Subscription service still valid? Please see Trimble R1 RTX correction service renewal for more info - Valid for 1 year - included in your ALIS Subscription!

Selection range/radius and color

The different candidates selected depends on the size of the range and thus the assets withing that range. The size of the range is related to the GPS accuracy  . The better the accuracy the smaller the radius. The radius can be changed manualy by use of the tuning button - see below. 
The color of the Selection range informs the user of the GPS accuracy/correction service used. 
GREEN = Best possible Satellite reception (Fixed Lock - RTX correction) and thus best localisation estimation.
ORANGE =  Satellite reception but no fixed signal or no RTX correction - average location estimation
RED= No Satellite fix and no correction possible - bad location estimation

Zoom and Auto-selection tuning 

Buy tapping on the tuning button

 you can adapt the settings for the Zoom level and the candidate range. 
Drag the buttons up or down to change the factor of the desired function to change.  Double tap to reset to default values.
The selection radius will be multiplied with the selected factor to have a smaller or bigger range for candidate selection.
The right Radius depends on the job to be performed and whether a larger or smaller area is desired.

Large Selection radius - quicker but more uncertain of asset to be selected

Small selection Radius - accurate selection of assets

but could miss the asset to be selected when too narrow.

Changing the  zooming factor can give you a better overview of the assets around you  (Large factor) or a more detailed view on the assets near you ( small factor) . The right viewing height depends on the job at hand and personal preference.

Torque Shifts

Whenever a Torque shift is started on ALIS Team the ALIS Personal app will join that shift ( if paired, connected to the same wifi and app active) .  The iPhone can then be mounted on the AirTorque wrench and supply the operator with shift information, asset information and location awareness. Whenever an asset is torqued it will register the maintenance actions under the identified asset. 

More detailed information on torque shifts with the ALIS Personal app can be found in Torque shifts

Validation Shifts

The validation shifts is a generic term for being able to register any kind of maintenance performed as defined in the web-application, under " Assets - Maintenance Tasks" ; By using it's auto-identification function there is no lost time in figuring out which light you need to work on or trying to find the correct asset name for maintenance registration. 

More detailed information on validation shift function  in ALIS Personal can be found in Validation shifts .

Ad-hoc mode

Whenever no shift is active on ALIS Team  - and AUTO SHIFT mode is ON  - the system will go to Ad-hoc mode.

SHIFT MODE

This ALIS Personal has joined the shift that was started on ALIS Team

Push this button to leave the Shift mode

AD-HOC MODE

This ALIS Personal device is not in a shift currently and is able to perform ad-hoc maintenance

or to report assets as Faulty

AUTO SHIFT Mode - enabled by 3D touch (info) or selecting "Automatically join iPad shift"

This device will automatically follow the shift that is active on the iPad

Alternatively - Upon pressing the shift button - Ad-hoc mode can be selected manually.

The following is possible whenever in Ad-hoc

  • General ALIS Personal asset visibility and information
  • The following actions 


Mark as faulty + Replace (QR) identifierMaintenance Panel


Allows for marking an asset as "Faulty".
This will highlight the asset with the manager
so that he knows that action needs to be taken on this asset. 

Other ALIS devices that are in Ad-hoc mode or Mapview will see the asset as red and will know that it needs to be replaced.


Replace (QR) identifier

Allows for replacing the Asset identifier - QR code. Which can be used to easily identify asset within a building where no accurate location positioning is possible.

You can edit the task to be performed by use of the edit button

.

Overview of sub-tasks to be performed

(lightbulb) When editing - The Maintenance tasks that are scheduled as a preventive maintenance for that specific asset will be in orange. Any other maintenance task will be in white.

Asset image


Visual representation of the asset for additional confirmation of asset selection



QR- Code functionality ( from 2018.11) 


An asset can be identified by Location ( through the GPS of the iPhone device or Trimble ) , by selecting the asset manually on a map and for indoor use the QR functionality can be used. To use the QR functionality -  please find the needed information below.

Assigning a QR code to an asset 

This operation can be performed on ALIS Team in the Mapview module or on ALIS Personal as part of the sliding panels on the bottom. Every asset registered in the ALIS system has a location identifier.  For indoor use - these locations are ( for now) represented in a similar way as an outdoor asset but are place as a group near it's actual location. 


ALIS TeamALIS Personal


  • To assign a QR code to a device we will manually select the asset from the mapview ( ALIS Team or ALIS Personal)  and then use the Replace identifier button.  

The camera functionality is activated ( Confirm "allow camera" if pop-up would appear)  and the QR code can be scanner is activated.


ALIS TeamALIS Personal


  • Apply a ALIS - QR code sticker to the device if not already done so and now scan the QR . 
  • A confirmation of scanning will appear together with the ID of the QR) code. 
  • Verify the scanned asset corresponds to this QR code and then press "Save" . 
  • A confirmation of assignment will appear for a short time. 


ALIS Team

ALIS Personal


QR code for shift maintenance

The actions described below can be performed on ALIS Team and ALIS personal.QR codes are used for maintenance tasks which are validated by "scanning" and not torquing.Upon creation of the validation shift as described in Validation shifts  - the shift can be started on the ALIS Team.

The QR Button can now be used to start the QR reader and identify the asset to be worked on / inspected. 


Upon a scan of a QR or an asset that is included in the shift list - the device will identify the the asset , select it and show the task to be performed . When the task has been completed the task can be "Validated" or marked as "Done" .


Identifying the right asset 

What happens when QR codes are shown to the reader that are not in the shift ? We use a method called "augmented reality" to show additional information to the user on whether the asset is included in the shift or not .

Asset included in shift - Blue QR overlay

Maintenance still to be performed

Asset not included in shift -Grey QR overlay



Asset - List view

How do you know which assets need to be maintained in the substation?

We have added the *List view called Shift details in the sliding panels on ALIS Personal . This shows you the name of the asset that needs to be maintained which so you can find that asset with it's name tag and then scan it's QR code for positive identification!


Are you searching for asset to be maintained and there are no labeling on the equipment?

Put the QR reader in Continues mode by means of this icon 

This will keep the QR reader activated so you can look around with the QR reader to see which assets need to be mainted. 

The currently selected asset will be marked by means of the orange border around the QR code.

QR code for ad-hoc maintenance and observations/inspections

When using Mapview ( ALIS Team) or the AD-hoc mode in ALIS Team you can also use the QR code reader to identify the asset you want to select. 

  • Upon successful scanning of the code the QR reader will be closed and the asset will automatically be selected. 
  • The continues feature can also be used to find specific material and to see it's status.
    • The first identified QR will be the select asset mentioned in the assets details ( marked by orange border ) 
    • Upon individually scanning a QR  - that QR will be the identified one.
    • The color will represent the status of the equipment ( Green= OK ; Red = marked Faulty ) 
  • Mapview and Ad-hoc on ALIS Personal can now be used as normal.


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