Views & Viewlets – Periscope Energy Dashboard


Views and viewlets

Wireless monitoring & control

• Battery for powered sensors / devices

Battery powered external sensors
• Battery powered external / industrial mounting sensor and battery

Battery powered internal sensors
• Battery powered internal CO2 sensor
• Battery powered internal space mounting temperature & humidity sensor
• Battery powered LCD thermostat with relay output, alarm levels for sensor and battery

Directional external panel antennas
• Directional wall mounting external panel antenna
• Omni-directional surface mounting external antenna
• Omni-directional wall mounting external antenna

Home energy meters
• Home energy meter (DIN mounting) 

Phase energy meters
• Commercial 3-phase / Duel 3-phase

Powered AI/DI modules
• Powered AI/DI module with 10mW repeater function
• Powered AI/DI-pulse module with 10mW repeater function

Powered multi IO module
• Battery powered IO module
• Powered multi-io module with 10mW repeater function

Remote controlled plug socket
• Remote controlled plug-in socket with energy meter

Remote relay
• 10 amp remote relay with energy meter

• Thermistor NTC sensor

Zigbee repeaters
• Zigbee repeater with 10mW amplifier, 12/24Vdc supply
• Zigbee repeater with 10mW amplifier, 230VAC

• Handheld diagnostic tool
• Network diagnostic and monitoring application for Windows OS

• Modbus RS232 to high powered wireless system gateway
• Modbus RS485 to high powered wireless system gateway
• Modbus TCP/ethernet to high powered wireless system gateway
• Modbus USB(RS232) to high powered wireless system gateway

What is a view?

A View is the full-frame Periscope visual context that can consist of a single, complex visual tool, or a collection of viewlets. Specialized views are available for purchase, or custom views can be created using the viewlet library by any user.

Alarm view

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The Alarm Timeline view provides an intuitive look into the Niagara Alarm/Analytics Databases. Users can quickly navigate across date ranges, setup custom filters, and visualize Automation alarms or Niagara Analytics output. Users can quickly see how often an alarm occurs and the length of time the alarm is active.

Dashboard view

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The Dashboard view is the most common screen seen in Periscope. The dashboard view is user-configurable and consists of multiple viewlets. Dashboards can be setup to monitor an aspect of one building or an entire campus of buildings. Once in place, viewlets can be moved around and organized as you see fit. Viewlets can also be scaled appropriately by grabbing the bottom right corner and dragging to a desired size.

PX : connect

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The PX Connect view allows users to embed Tridium’s Building Automation PX pages into a Periscope view for convenience.


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The Map view serves as a navigation page to quickly visualize Key Building Indicators (KPIs) such as how buildings compare using current energy, average watts/square ft., or whether a current alarm status exists, etc. Linking KPIs to map is efficient and can be changed with minimal guidance.

Heat map

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The Heat Map provides a unique hourly spectrum of any trend. Using this view, one can quickly identify anomalies and visualize trends across a time period. Heat maps are often used to identify periods of intense energy and equipment runtime.

Tree map

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The Tree Map compares common Site data against each other. It is effective in showing anomalies and patterns across different depths of a hierarchy using nested rectangles. The size and colour intensity represent two data sets in each site compared to the other sites, i.e. energy cost vs energy usage.

What is a viewlet?

Viewlets are unique data windows used to populate a user’s dashboard (which itself is a view). Periscope contains an ever-expanding library of viewlets, each allowing the user to display their information in a particular way. Viewlets can be added, moved, and deleted from the user’s display with ease.


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The Circular Gauge provides a “Speedometer” style display to monitor the real-time value of any variable in the network.


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The KPI viewlet can be configured to show the current value of any monitored variable or total value for a period of time.

Alarm timeline

periscope active logix alarm timeline

The Alarm Timeline viewlet provides an intuitive look into the Niagara Alarm/Analytics Databases.

Baseline compaison

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The Baseline Comparison viewlet allows comparison of any two periods for a given trend.

Demand duration

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The Demand Duration viewlet enables the display of the amount of time a variable is above a specific level during the selected interval.

Energy profile

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The Energy Profile viewlet enables users to quickly identify anomalies in data and compare average profiles to different periods of times or different trends.

Green tips

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The Green Tips viewlet display an animated slideshow of images and text.  Periscope provides a “green tips” slideshow out of the box which is focused on sustainability but users also have the ability to create their own slideshows with custom images and text.


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The Image viewlet allows the user to embed images.  Images can be linked from 3rd party websites or served locally from the Niagara server.

Live point

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The Live Point viewlet allows viewing one or more points in real-time with streaming updates.

Multi chart

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The Multi Chart viewlet can be used to plot the aggregate or relative value for multiple variables over time. For each interval over the selected time period, the viewlet can plot the Max, Min, Average, or Sum of the variable.

Simple gauge

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The Simple Gauge provides a “doughnut” style display to monitor the real-time value of any variable in the network.

Ranking chart

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The Ranking Chart enables the user to display comparative values for similar variables, ranked in either increasing or decreasing order. If appropriate, values may be normalized based on certain criteria, such as conditioned area (SF).