You want to automate the actions of your Miris Capture recorders in order to gain fluidity in your work process and manage a large number of events simultaneously ? Your Miris Manager will help you achieve this.
With Miris Manager, you can schedule remote commands for all your recorders, such as triggering a recording at a certain time slot, for example. In this article, we will discover how to create scheduled events in Miris Manager, to help you optimise your workflow and have absolute and simultaneous control of the stations in your fleet, at any time.
The Miris Manager calendar
You can access this feature by clicking on the "Calendar" tab in your interface.
You will arrive in a page presenting, as its name indicates, a calendar, set by default in week view, and opened at the current week. You can see that the current date is highlighted in pale yellow :
You can change the date display selection by week, month or day. The month view is convenient if you have many events/stations to manage :
You can also filter the display of your created events by station, or select multiple stations to display :
And of course, you can navigate through the calendar by time range by scrolling down the page, and by day/week/month of the year using the scroll arrows. This allows you to create your automated events in advance, but can also provide a source of information about past planned events, which can be useful for support, or an activity review. To return to the current date, simply click on "Today".
Now that you are familiar with navigating the calendar interface, it is time to create the actual scheduled events.
Create a scheduled event
Once you have selected the date and time range, simply click on the corresponding segment. In the following example, we will create an event scheduled for 05 May 2023, from 14:36 to 15:36.
Initially, the selection is made in half-hour increments, but you can adjust the start and stop time of the event to the minute. To do this, you can change the date and time by typing it directly in the corresponding editable field, in the window that opens after clicking on the selected segment in the calendar.
You can also click on the calendar icon to simply select the date and time :
There are other options in scheduling the event, such as the ability to adjust the time zone of the machine to its location, to set the frequency of the event, or to set it up instantly for the whole day selected. Note that this last possibility is also available on the calendar when the event is created. An "All day" line can be selected in the calendar time grid when the event is created, with the effect of directly checking the "All day" box in the options.
Once these parameters have been defined, you must select the system that will perform the planned operation from among those in your fleet. Then you can define the command to be applied to the event.
You can choose several commands, the main ones being :
- "Record", which will trigger an automatic recording and publish it automatically according to the chosen profile configuration. You can discover all the possibilities associated with scheduled recording in this article: "Scheduled recordings in Miris Manager".
- "Publish", which will upload all the contents of the station waiting to be published. However, you will need to have set up automatic publishing on the system. To learn more about configuring profiles in your station, and its implications on scheduled events, see the articles in the "Miris Capture" section (Coming soon !)
But you can also trigger scheduled updates out of working hours, shut down or reboot the system, perform a wake-on-lan of the machine, or create a note event.
If you select the "Record" command, which is the default one, you can choose one of the profiles configured in the station, so that the command runs according to the specific settings of the profile in question.
Note that in the case of the other commands, this profile selection option, and other related functionality, is not offered. Only the "Publish" command offers to shut down the system once the command is performed :
The other commands leave only the option to activate or not the event, a feature whose interest is mainly related to the "Record" command, whose functions are described in the next article.
You now know everything about the Miris Manager calendar, and how to create scheduled events for your stations ! All you have to do now is adapt its many possibilities to your working environment to control your solutions at all times.
And of course, find all the articles related to your remote control platform in the "Miris Manager" section !