SysSCRIPT Lite Introduction
Hello, In this Quick Hits video you’ll learn what amazing IoT software programming you can do with a Systech SysLINK IoT Gateway.
It has the full power of the Internet of Things -- and it is included for free with your gateway.
So check this out!
Hello, I’m Robert Lutz with Systech Corporation.
The SysLINK hardware and SysSCRIPT software is a great solution for just about and Internet of Things (or IoT) application.
The gateway supports a wide range of physical devices and sensors.
But you don’t need to interface to external devices to take advantage of the power of the Internet of Things.
Your SysLINK gateway has IoT programming built in -- for free. Its called SysSCRIPT-Lite, and anybody can use it.
It has a graphical, drag-and-drop interface, and it is super simple to use.
I am going to jump right into to demonstrating what you can do with SysSCRIPT-Lite. If you are interested in more details how to get SysSCRIPT set up, some of the other videos on that topic.
For completeness, I'm going to go through the startup steps, but I am not taking much time to explain it.
Activating SysSCRIPT is a 2-step process. Step 1 is to enable SysSCRIPT-Lite on your gateway. To do that, simply go to the “SysMAP Settings” in the user interface web page of the gateway. Click to “Enable the SysMAP service” Option.
Step 2 is to activate your SysSCRIPT account. Do this by browsing to the cloud-based SysSCRIPT server, and enter the SysSCRIPT-Lite Activation Code provided to you with the SysLINK hardware documentation.
Once this is done, you’re in! And you have full access to the IoT software scripting features of SysSCRIPT-Lite.
What can you do with SysSCRIPT-Lite? Well, almost anything.
SysSCRIPT-Lite is a simple, If-This-Then-That programming solution, that executes locally on the gateway.
You can monitor all sorts of things about the gateway, but more importantly DO something about what you are monitoring.
For example, you can alert somebody if the gateway uses more cellular data that expected. Or you can detect if the internal temperature rises too high, maybe because the unit is in direct sunlight. Or you can detect when a cellular failover occurs, because the primary broadband has stopped working. Or more importantly, perhaps a failover has lasted longer than some pre-determined threshold, and you want to minimize cost overruns.
Here’s a simple example. Let’s say you want to detect if the Kiosk where the SysLINK gateway is located is being disturbed. Perhaps it is being jostled, or being physically being moved. Let’s set up this gateway to detect this situation, and notify a local manager that something is wrong.
Step 1 is to configure the email address of the manager to notify. With regular SysSCRIPT, you could also send the manager a text message. Or, this could also be a system message to an Enterprise back-end system like SAS.
-- Set up email device --
Next, let’s take a look at the gateway movement detection property.
You can see all the properties of the gateway by selecting it from the cloud-based user interface. There are lots of different properties that we can monitor or take action on.
This includes network details, data usage, location, temperature, and others.
Here’s the InMotion gateway property. Normally it reports a value of “No”. But when I physically move the gateway, you can see the property status dynamically changes to “Yes”. So, we can take advantage of that for our automatic reporting application.
Now, we want to generate the email message automatically. This is the If-This-Then-That part of this example. If the gateway detects motion, then send the manager an email notification.
-- Set up the script --
That’s it. Now it's setup and running locally on the gateway. It’s constantly monitoring for motion. Let’s try it out.
When I pick up the gateway, that should trigger the software. So now the warning message is being sent out of the gateway, and into the email system. I will have almost instant notification that my kiosk is in danger.
There it is! The warning message.
You can see how easy and fast that was to set up and execute. Anybody can do this!
There are lots of other things you can do with SysSCRIPT-Lite too. And it is all free, so check it out on your SysLINK gateway.
I hope this short, Quick Hits video helped you and your IoT application.
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