Senseware recently introduced a new way to setup thresholds. The standard thresholds are simply made of 2 lower thresholds and 2 upper thresholds: warning low/high (yellow) and critical low/high (red). The advanced thresholds allow users to customize number of thresholds, colors, names, etc.

Setting Thresholds

You can set thresholds when you are adding any type of widget. There is a slider to toggle between standard thresholds and advanced thresholds.

Standard Thresholds

To use the standard thresholds, simply fill the values in the fields. You can enter 0 to 4 values depending on what thresholds make sense. The widgets will change colors accordingly once you save and email/text notifications can be sent when the channel values cross any threshold.

Advanced Thresholds

To use the advanced thresholds, change the toggle to show the advanced configuration. Advanced thresholds use the concept of ranges. The default range is Good and its color is green. Users can add other ranges defined by thresholds. In the example below, a Cool range gets created for any value under 60F. Then a Cold range gets created for values under 55F, limiting the Cool range between 55F and 60F.

In the example above, this is how the ranges and thresholds are defined:

The names and colors of the ranges can be edited. There are 8 default colors available for easy picks but any other color can be added.

The ranges are automatically reordered when you save and you will get a message if the ranges you set up overlap and cannot be saved.

The advanced thresholds are used to change the widget color on the dashboards.

The advanced thresholds are also used on the graphs.

Finally, advanced thresholds are also used to create notifications, which you can learn more about here.

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