While we recommend using MachineMetrics tablets through our instance of KBRemote Kiosk application so that the tablets can be managed through the application, if you are using a non-Android device or require a standalone browser, you may need to access the Operator Dashboard directly. If you would like to install the KBRemote Kiosk application on a locally sourced Android tablet, you can find those instructions here.
Configuring the URLs
The Operator Dashboard is hosted at https://operator.machinemetrics.com
If it is your first time visiting the dashboard on a device, you will be asked to authenticate via login.machinemetrics.com via user credentials.
For tablets in a standalone browser, it is recommended to create one separate kiosk account for the sake of all external devices authenticated to the account. The kiosk account has only the permissions needed to operator the Operator Dashboard, and is favorable to maintain as opposed to an account per tablet. More information on authentication and creating a kiosk account can be found here
Machine Switcher - operator.machinemetrics.com/switch-machines
The machine switcher is the default landing page after loading the operator.machinemetrics.com URL. It provides a means to see the status for each machine, as well as serving as the interface for selecting which machine view to view.
If a previous machine has been selected in the machine switcher, you will be directed there on fresh loads of the page. Visiting the machine switcher again via the menu in the bottom left will clear out this selection.
Machine Homepage - operator.machinemetrics.com/machine/<machineId>/home/partCount
The default homepage for a particular machine, specified by replacing <machineId> with the ID for a particular machine. This page can be accessed by selecting a machine via the machine switcher, but if you wish to disable the machine switcher in the menu for a tablet, landing on this page by default will do so until the Machine Switcher is visited again.
Tip: Removing the Address Bar
To recover some screen space, and prevent operators from accessing the address bar in Chrome, android devices have the option to add a webpage to the device's home screen.
This will create an icon on the device, which will load the requested page being the machine switcher, or a machine homepage, without the presence of the address bar.
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