Thingsee ToolBox Desktop

Thingsee ToolBox Desktop is a native Windows and macOS application that is used to manage, control and monitor Thingsee sensors, gateways, field operations and remote operations.

The ToolBox comes as a default with every commercial Thingsee installation and it is included in every custom-made Thingsee-based project. The ToolBox supports both cloud and edge installations with the same feature set for both environments.

To use the Thingsee ToolBox application you must have a user account and information about your Thingsee Cloud instance.

  • Press ADD

  • Enter name to describe your Thingsee profile
  • Enter profile address (from Thingsee administrator)
  • Enter username and password (from Thingsee administrator)
  • Press SAVE to store the profile information

  • Double-click the profile to log in
  • or mark the checkbox and press Login

  • Profile information is updated to a top left corner
  • Your profile is logged in and ready to use

Thingsee device management is one of the core features of the ToolBox application.

  • Enter a partial serial number to a search box and press SEARCH
  • You will get a list of matching devices
  • Select the device for the list to fetch its data
  • The Device info view will show you
    • Group information that is typically used to collect a large device population into a logical group
    • SW version is firmware version reported by the device
    • Target SW version is set in case the device is being updated to a new firmware version
    • Battery status is the last known battery status of the device
    • ICCID and IMEI are set for devices with cellular connectivity
    • App Area Id describes the identifier for the application running within the firmware
    • Gateway is the serial number of the connected gateway for the device
    • Warranty period started inform the date when the device was taken in use
    • Last connection is the latest time when the device sent an event
  • The view has following options for changing the device-related parameters
    • Installation status is the operational state of the device. For example, this can be set as “retired” when the device is removed from use.
    • Note is a free-text note of the device
    • Sensor configuration is the last reported configuration if set to something else than what's in a default firmware
  • Recent events is a list of last events that have been sent by the device
  • Sensors linked is a list of devices (incl. gateway) connected to the same network as the device

  • Connection view shows how the sensor network is constructed
  • The graph shows possible routes for communication and marks low-quality connections using a red highlight colour.

  • A map view shows an approximate location of the device
  • The positioning is done by cellular positioning or by GPS if the device has a GPS module
  • The accuracy of this data is approximate and typically on zip-code level accuracy

All Thingsee devices are made for a specific purpose, and even though Thingsee ToolBox is not an end-user application analytics or a data viewing tool, there is a view to make a quick review of the sensor data provided by the device.

  • Choose a time-frame for the history data and press SEARCH
  • You can export the data as .csv by pressing EXPORT
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