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.
|A unique identifier of random characters, not editable by user
|A non-unique identifier, editable by the user
|The display device assigned to the station. One display device per station.
|The time zone where the station is physically located.
|The Tulip Gateway(s) assigned to the station. Zero, one or many gateways per station.
|List of apps and their specific versions which are available to the users at the station.
|The user currently logged into the station.
|Connected Edge Devices
|A list of enabled drivers for edge devices (e.g. Analog Voltage Input, GPIO)
|A station can be a part of none or one Station Groups
|A list of all recent event that have been output by connected edge devices at the gateway at this station
|Sharable Link Settings
|A boolean value that determines whether this station has a one-time sharable link that can be used by an operator to add a display device to the station. Requires badge ID authentication to use.
|Sharable Link Status
|A boolean value that determines whether a sharable link is still active (if it is unused)
|Sharable Link URL
|A one time link that can be entered into a computer to authenticate the Tulip Player and create a new display device that is attached to the station
|A boolean that indicates whether the station is active or deleted
|Stations Page - Player Authorization
|Stations Page - Station and Station Group Management
|Stations Page - Station App Configuration
|Stations Page - Live Preview and Player Control
|Stations Page - Shareable Station
|Display the current user logged in during any interaction with the system.
|Date and time must be displayed in the current locale
|Ability to send and receive data from legacy equipment or devices
|Ability to scan and read auto-id codes generated or used by other other systems and capture their data into the material history record.
|Ability to automatically capture data from process equipment in fermentation production
|Ability to assign operators to equipment or equipment group at login.