A Station is used to organize and control access to Tulip Apps that are running in the Tulip Player on laptops, tablets, mobile phones or other devices.
Devices that can run the Tulip Player are called "Display Devices". A Display Device can also be connected to:
A Station allows a Display Device to be "partnered" with an Edge Device so that the pair can communicate.
Users may define which display device may be used to at a Station and which app or group of apps can be accessed from that device. Users can choose which version of an app to make accessible; this could be a specific version or a dynamic selection such as Most Recently Published Version.
In addition, Stations provide a consistent layer of context between apps and devices on the shopfloor. This allows devices to be interchanged when necessary without the need to re-publish an app.
|ID||A unique identifier of random characters, not editable by user|
|Name||A non-unique identifier, editable by the user|
|Display Device||The display device assigned to the station. One display device per station.|
|Timezone||The time zone where the station is physically located.|
|Gateways||The Tulip Gateway(s) assigned to the station. Zero, one or many gateways per station.|
|App Assignments||List of apps and their specific versions which are available to the users at the station.|
|Operator||The user currently logged into the station.|
|Connected Edge Devices||A list of enabled drivers for edge devices (e.g. Analog Voltage Input, GPIO)|