The PDMS is MS Windows application for collecting data from IP sensors (Ares over GSM/LTE and Poseidon, Damocles, STE2, ... over LAN). Export of data in the background. Simple data processing and analysis in MS Excel.
PDMS support will end in December 2024.
- We do not recommend the application in new projects.
- We are no longer developing the PDMS application.
- We are fixing security bugs only until the end of 2024.
- PDMS does not have a license timeout, all current installations will work even after this date.
- PDMS can be completely replaced by using a portal based on SensDesk Technology (SaaS or on-premise).
- Collects data from all IP sensors by HW group
- Periodic data export to MS Excel
- Sensor data can be collected by e-mail (e.g. from GSM/GPRS devices)
- HWg-PDMS is free of charge for 3 sensors
- Data input: LAN (http) / Email (POP3) / Portal (HWg-Push protocol)
- Data output: Graphic preview; MS Excel export (.XLSx) + XML database (.XML) – daily / weekly / monthly; Email report (daily / weekly / monthly)
- Operating system: MS Windows (x64) – including server versions
- Data input protocols: HTTP, SMTP, HWg-Push protocols
- Graphical output: Yes, can be saved to files
- Supported sensors: kWh, W, A, V, °C/°F, Cos Fi, Lx, %RH
- IT department: HWg-PDMS software monitors energy consumption, temperature, supply of power, and access to cabinets with IT infrastructure.
- Overview of services for outsourcing: Keeping records of quality of the provided services. The generated MS Excel summaries can be attached to invoices for quality assurance purposes. Useful when a company delivers uncomfortable cold instead of air conditioning + maintenance.
- Audit: End user that needs data logging (operations / storage audit). For instance, storages of pharmaceuticals or food.
- Operations logs: History records that can be manually exported to MS Excel if needed
HWg-PDMS (Poseidon & Damocles Monitoring System) captures values of inputs and probes from devices connected over GSM or LAN. Data in the internal database can be periodically exported to MS Excel reports (protocols).
- Remote monitoring – alerts
If you need to be alerted to sensor failures or readings out of range by email or text message, use the HWg-PD Trigger software.
- XML data output
Data are exported to MS Excel via a .xml file. This xml file can be generated in the background and used outside of MS Excel.
- Data input by Email (Pop3)
Data transfer by email works even for customers that use a NAT and cannot use a VPN. It is ideal for GSM sensors.
HWg-PDMS exports to MS Excel (report)
- One-time data export – Generated manually for the specified time period. Does not run in the background.
- Periodic data export – Generated automatically in the background after each period ends. For example, every Monday at 0:05 o'clock for the previous week.
Custom data visualization (report)
- MS Excel loads the data into the first sheet, named "Report".
Other sheets can be used for storing custom visualizations for the data in the "Report" sheet.
- Data in the "Report" sheet
- If there are no data in the database for the given sensor at the given time, an empty cell is inserted.
- If the sensor is disconnected, "-999" is inserted.
- If the device was inaccessible, "-998" is inserted.
- Custom data presentations
- Use other sheets for your analysis of the data (ideally, ready for printing on a single page).
- When the template is next loaded, current data are inserted into the first sheet and MS Excel updates the charts and tables in other sheets.
- Even with lots of data, the report can be prepared and printed within 90 seconds.
- The number of lines in the "Report" sheet can vary according to the month (28 / 30 / 31 days), or if the PDMS application does not run. Take it into account in your formulas.
- Disable inserting -998 and -999 values, otherwise you need to take them into account in your formulas.
Edit Report – description of the settings
MS Excel report options
- Include value -998 (Unavailable device)
- When unchecked (default), values are ignored when the device was unreachable.
- Check to indicate unreachable devices ("-998" is inserted as the value).
- Include value -999 (Unavailable sensor)
- When unchecked (default), values are ignored when the sensor was unavailable.
- Check to indicate unavailable sensors ("-999" is inserted as the value).
- Include counter increments (Damocles only)
Creates a counter value for each Damocles DI input and inserts it to the Excel file.
- Averages of Values
Computes average values for the given time period and inserts them into the Excel file as a single value.
For example, use this to display an average over 15 minutes, even though the internal PDMS database includes a reading for every minute.
Enable the option, select 15 minutes, and the Excel report will only include 4 values per hour.