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ALIS is designed to be easy and intuitive in use. 

Here we will explain how to access the ALIS application and how to connect the different devices together that will help you to register maintenance in a easier way.
Once the pairing process has been performed once (usually done during the commissioning phase) the devices are set to work together in the future as well.  More information on this pairing process in the ALIS hardware - First time use
The following  schematic overview can help you to understand how the different devices with their software are working together. 

iPad application

With your iPad unlocked (for more help on working with  iPads:  https://support.apple.com/ipad)  tap the ALIS icon 

 and you will be presented with a login screen where you can create you user account on the iPad or put in your pin-code if you have registered your account earlier on this device -  for more information on how to login a first time on the iPad see First Login on iPad - ALIS Team application.

After filling in your credentials you will login to your instance.
If any problems logging in, please contact your ALIS Admin or your ADBSafegate support contact.

The Dashboard

Please find the explanations of the dashboard below.

Identify the maintenance task

 Maintenance sessions that have been scheduled will appear on the ALIS home screen. ALIS will provide all information regarding the session such as planned date, area, and technician groups.

(info) Only the tasks planned for the logged maintenance technician will be visible.
(info)  Registered users for the web-app can use the ALIS web portal to schedule a maintenance session.

There are different type of tasks that can be scheduled and they are color codded on the right of their row.
The difference lies in how the shift was created and what type of validation is expected. 
Torque (Area) = A complete Sub-area is scheduled to have a torque inspection / performance task performed. 
Validation (Area) = A complete Sub-area is scheduled to have a certain task performed (w/wo subtasks) and validated by means of acknowledgement - Done.
Torque (Custom) = A specific selected group of assets have been selected to have a torque inspection / performance task performed. 
Validaiton (Custom) = A specific selected group of assets to have a certain task performed (w/wo subtasks) and validated by means of acknowledgement - Done.

The Connection Center

The connection center, located at the top right corner of ALIS Team app, is the place to see if your iPad is connected to the cloud database and different devices. 

The information on the button tells you in a quick way the current status - green arrows and Synchornised tells you that ALIS Team app is connected to the internet and thus has connection to the database. On the right hand side of the button you see the quantity of devices connected to it, in this case, 1.
If the iPad would be disconnected, you clearly see a Offline indication. 

Clicking the button gives you a structure overview of the different connections. 

It's divided into three areas:

  1. iOS Software - This tells you whether your iPad is on the latest ALIS Team app version or whether there is an update for the app! 
    (info) Taping the "i" will bring up the release notes on the current version.
  2. Data Connections - Has the overview of the paired and connected ALIS Personal devices to the ALIS Team app.  Tap this section for a more detailed overview. 
    In the detailed overview, the "+" button allows you to add ALIS Personal devices to the ALIS Team iPad.  More info in ALIS hardware - First time use
  3. Device Connections - Tells you which tools are directly connected to the iPad and not through a ALIS Personal device - This is for older RFID featured wreches. 

(lightbulb) The Connection Center on ALIS Personal is build up in a similar way which helps you to understand the connectivity scheme.

Connectivity scheme

It is important to understand how the connectivity scheme works in order to understand what minimal effort is needed to get the devices connected and ready for maintenance registration.
The iPad runs the main ALIS software on-site (ALIS Team) to retrieve and collect all of the maintenance data and to submit it to the cloud database via cellular data.
The iPhone runs ALIS personal, a portable version of ALIS which connects through WiFi to the iPad, which allows for easier hands-free working on-site, so that the iPad can remain in the Maintenance vehicle.
The Torque wrench and Trimble Location device (R1) are connected to the iPhone over Bluetooth.
There can be multiple ALIS Personal devices per iPad running Alis Team, which form a group. 
There can be multiple groups, who can all have different ALIS Team iPads.

Connecting the devices

Connecting the iPad with the Cloud 

Your iPad must have a Sim Card installed, a cellular data plan activated, and the ALIS hardware - First time use already performed;

Launch the ALIS TEAM app 

 on your iPad device and log in into your environment. 
When the correct credentials are used - the iPad will be online and synchronized 

Connecting an iPhone - ALIS Personal with the iPad - ALIS Team

The iPad and and iPhone need to be on the same WiFi network - whether this comes from a Personal Hotspot or a Wifi network generated by a router/access point. 

Launch the ALIS Personal app 

  on your iPhone and the device will establish the connection automatically.

(info) ALIS Personal does not require an Login  , since it is can only be used with a active login through the ALIS Team app!

In the connection center of ALIS - located in the top right corner of ALIS Team 

  and ALIS Personal 
 you will then see your devices are connected to each other.

ALIS Personal                      ALIS (2 devices connected) 

Let's get going 

You are now ready to start using ALIS !  👍 
Check out the new ALIS Personal section or head off into Shifts work for  Torque shifts and Validation shifts  or you can explore the Mapview section to do Ad-hoc maintenance or Inspection work!
Need to register maintenance in the substation or another buidling?  Use the QR-function to easily identify the assets!

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