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Overview

The Remote Alarm Provider offers several ways to utilize the alarm notification capabilities of a remote Ignition Gateway.  Alarms can be sent through a central Gateway, with full support for remote acknowledgement delivery.  This means that you can manage your Email, SMS, and Voice equipment in a central location, and provide those services to a multitude of Gateways.  

After configuring a remote provider, the Ignition Gateway will automatically expose the alarm pipelines configured on the remote system.  Tags can then target those pipelines directly, with no further configuration required.  Alternatively, custom pipelines can be created, and can utilize the remote notification profile through the Notification Block, thus expanding the already significant power of alarm pipelines to include the notification capabilities of other Gateways.  

The Remote Alarm Provider is provided by the Alarm Notification Module, which must be present on all Gateways involved.  However, notification modules, such as SMS and Voice, only need to be present on the Gateways that are ultimately executing the notification. 

Remote Gateway must be on same Gateway network

In order to use the alarm notification capabilities of a remote Ignition Gateway, your Gateway and the Gateway you want to connect to must be connected to the same Gateway network.

Enabling remote alarm notifications is easy. There are just a few steps to follow to establish your connection to the designated Gateway, expose the pipelines that are part of that Gateway, and to configure your tag(s), thus, enabling the alarm notification.  Let's get started.  

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Remote Alarms

 

Connecting to a Remote Gateway and Selecting a Profile

  1. Go to the Configure section of the Gateway Webpage, and scroll down and select Alarming > Notification.

     
     
  2. The Add Alarm Notification Profile Step 1 window will appear.  Select Remote Gateway Notification, and click Next.  




  3.  All the known Gateways will be displayed. Choose from the list of available Gateways or you can setup a Gateway manually, then click Next.   

     

  4.  Once your Gateway is connected, Ignition exposes all the pipelines on that Gateway. Choose from the list of available Remote Notification Profiles, and click Next

     
     
  5. The new Remote Notification Profile window will appear. It will automatically show the name of your Gateway followed by the name of the remote Profile unless you are manually specifying a remote profile. There is a naming convention that is used when identifying the 'Name' of the New Remote Notification Profile. It is the Gateway Name followed by an underscore and the name of the Profile (i.e., Ignition-ubuntu_Email). Click Create New Alarm Notification Profile

     
     
  6. The Alarm Notification Profiles window will open showing all your alarm profiles including the one you just created. 

     

 

 

 

Enabling the Remote Alarm Notification

The last steps are to select your Tag, add an alarm, and configure your alarm settings. If you already have an existing alarm, then all you need to do is go to your alarm configuration, and select the remote pipeline that you want to use for your alarm.

  1. In the Designer, under the Tag Browser, double click on your Tag (i.e., WriteableFloat1) to open the Tag Editor. 



  2.  In the Tag Editor, click Alarming, and select your alarm (i.e., Fault1). (If you don't have an alarm, then you'll need to add an alarm. Refer to the section on Configuring Alarms).  Scroll down to the Notification area and under Active Pipeline, select the remote pipeline (i.e., Ignition-ubuntu/MyAwesome Pipeline) that you want to use from the dropdown list.  Click OK

 

Now, you can even create new custom pipelines and use the remote notification profile through the Notification Block, while expanding the significant power of alarm pipelines to include the notification capabilities of other Gateways sharing the same Gateway network.   

 

Notification Modules need to be installed on the Gateway running the notification

The appropriate Notification Modules such as SMS and/or Voice must be installed on the Gateways that are executing the alarm notification.

Once your Notification profile is created, you can use it in an Alarm Pipeline.

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