There are a number of specific capabilities for ALEOS devices when reporting in to an AMM server. The following topics outline these capabilities, provide insight into the different potential use cases and benefits, and the specific detailed steps around configuring the capabilities on the device:
- Basic Reporting for ALEOS Devices: The device will report in to the specific management server — whether hosted or on-premise — for monitoring, configuration and software updates, and reporting purposes. This includes the ability to notify the device of a software update, configuration changes, and password changes.
Use cases include:
- Industrial: Utility fixed SCADA (oil, gas, electric), water or other resource management.
- Mobility: Public safety, EMS, fire, utility.
- Commercial: Smart buildings and kiosks.
- Uploading Logs from ALEOS Devices: The device will automatically upload log files so they are accessible in the case of a disconnection problem, or failed device or connection. This functionality uses an AAF application and is used in most industries except for highly data-constrained industrial applications.
- ALEOS Data Streaming: Communication Status, GPS, Telemetry: The device will stream any subset of the three information types to the server. While it is used most commonly today in mobility, the AMMER config file can be tweaked to send just a very small amount of communication-related data like signal quality and bytes sent/received. Availability and link reporting require the data streaming to be configured.
- AMM Management Tunnel for ALEOS Devices: The device will establish a persistent connection with the server so that log files are uploaded in a secure/encrypted manner and the ACEmanager interface is remotely accessible, even when using a non-routable WAN IP address. The AMM Management Tunnel uses the configurable AMMER application, so this function can be enabled without enabling the data streaming functions. This is used in most industries except for highly data-constrained industrial applications.