Summary Window

Summary Window

This window provides at-a-glance state of health information about all instruments on your network. To open it, select "Windows | Summary window" from the main window.

Every instrument is listed in this window, with coloured icons representing their timing, mass position and data flow status. The window also reports how many triggers have been reported in status blocks.

In the leftmost four columns, each entry is a coloured rectangle with a border. A grey rectangle indicates that no relevant data is available for the instrument. Green indicates that this measurement is satisfactory; yellow indicates that some attention may be necessary, and red indicates that there is likely a problem.

Previous 'worst case' conditions are remembered, and displayed as a coloured border round the main rectangle. This is a useful -at-a-glance' indicator to an operator of any problems which may have occurred since they last checked. The "Reset All" button resets these previous conditions, as well as the triggering counters.

Timing
This column details the instrument's GPS timing status. The colours are the same as those used for the top half of the instrument's icon in the main window. Double-click on a column entry to see the status messages coming from that instrument.

Mass position
This column details the instrument's mass position status (xxxxM8, xxxxM9, xxxxMA streams). Double-click on a column entry to open a Waveview window showing the instrument's mass position channels. The thresholds for colour coding are relative to the Email notification threshold set up "Mass position over X %"..
Grey : Scream! has not received any mass position information from the instrument.
Green : The instrument has reported satisfactory mass positions (all components < 25% of full scale.)
Yellow : One or more components are reporting mass positions between 1/2 threshold and threshold. Most instrument types will still function normally, but the masses should be re-centred when it is next convenient.
Red : One or more components are reporting mass positions over the threshold set. Most instrument types will still function adequately, but the masses should be re-centred as a matter of urgency.

Age
This column records the time the instrument last sent data to Scream!. If you do not expect real-time data from this instrument, you may allow this column to turn yellow or red. Double-click on a column entry to select the instrument in Scream!'s main window.
Green : The instrument has transmitted a data block in the last minute, or the window was reset less than a minute ago.
Yellow : The instrument has not transmitted a data block for over 1 minute.
Red : The instrument has not transmitted a data block for over 2 minutes.

Errors
This column records the number of corrupted blocks Scream! has received. A corrupted block is one that generates one or more red marks in the ViewInfo window . To see which checks are failing, double-click on the column entry to open the error log file (if you are recording one) in Notepad (windows) or an xterm (linux).
The meaning of the colours is as follows:
Green : Fewer than 2 corrupted data blocks have been received in the last minute.
Yellow : 2 10 corrupted data blocks have been received in the last minute.
Red : Over 10 corrupted data blocks have been received in the last minute.

Trigs
This column displays the number of triggers the digitizer has reported. When a new trigger report is received, the green 'flag' is set (background of the trigger count). Pressing the "Reset All" button clears this flag for all triggers in memory. This is useful as a quick indication of the "has there been any triggers since I last pressed "Reset All" question.

Double-Clicking this number opens the trigger list window.