Unified Overview of the Entire Smart Grid Monitored Environment
InSite Map and Real-time Alerting
The InSite Map gives a real-time overview of the operational status of monitored devices, such as smart meters or EV charging stations. Devices are automatically placed on the map based on location details provided by configuration of the device, or by importing location details for each device. Location information can be further refined by latitude/longitude for each site. The map underlay contains visual information down to street/building level. Devices and sites are automatically connected based on layer 3 information (IP network/subnet details). Each site containing more than one device can be zoomed into and local network layouts visualized. The overview map shows link status between locations, as well as site status.
A red line on the map indicates a problem on the link between two sites. Clicking on the link brings up a separate window containing device and link details affected by the problem. For network operations this means that one screen provides the overview status for the entire grid. The grid operator no longer needs to page through many screens to see the status of the whole grid. The need for fewer people to watch for alerts enables the redeployment of personnel to other projects, thereby increasing productivity without increasing head count. Texts and emails can also be used to notify operators of alert conditions.
The overview gives a quick overview of the state of the grid, network and services. Green indicates normal operations and non-critical states. Yellow, orange and red dots indicate alerts and issues of varying severity. The overview enables you to drill down quickly to individual issues (locations or devices) and perform a root cause analysis, thus substantially reducing response times. Map overviews can be customized to reflect different KPIs. This flexibility enables you to adopt the BaseN service’s functionalities for your and your customers’ needs.