Products View

A DMS Product is a container for properties and file Bundles common to all the Devices activated to the Product.

After creating a DMS Product, file Bundles can be added to the product. A Bundle represents a version of the Product. When a Device is activated to the Product, it can OTA a software Bundle available for the Product. Device activation is authorized on a per user basis. There is no limit on the number of Devices activated to a Product.

Products that are owned or managed by you appear in the Products view.

You can limit the list of Products displayed with the filters and categeories at the top of the page.

There are two ways to create Products depending on which edition of ZentriOS you plan to use.

If your application runs on an external host and connects to the ZentriOS Command API via a serial or wireless interface, use the DMS to create a product and to upload firmware bundles ready for deployment to devices.

If you plan to write a custom application using the ZentriOS SDK, use the SDK to create a Product and upload your application and firmware Bundle to the DMS.

Creating a Product

With the Products tab in view, click Create Product to get started.

Enter a Product Title and Code of your choice, then select the ZentriOS hardware platform upon which the Product is based. Finally, pick the edition (flavor) of ZentriOS that will be used with the product. The default edition is ZentriOS-W (base), however it is also possible to create a product that uses the ZAP edition (e.g. ZentriOS-WZ). The ZentriOS SDK must be used to upload firmware bundles for products that use a ZAP edition.

A Product can also be created using the SDK. See ZentriOS-WZ SDK, Releasing Apps to the DMS. The SDK communicates with the DMS and adds a Bundle to the DMS with the appropriate release tag. Immediately after completing the SDK Release upload, the Product appears in the DMS on the products view.

Showing Product Detail

To drill into a Product, select the Product in the Product list.

The Product panel at the top of the page shows a summary of Product information.

The Bundle panel at the bottom left shows a list of versioned firmware Bundles.

The Bundle detail panel at the bottom right shows the details of the selected Bundle.

Editing Product Details

To edit a Product, press the Edit button in the top-right of the summary panel.

Editing allows the following information about the product to be updated:

Select the Save button to save changes, or the Cancel button to discard changes.

WARNING! Changing the Product impacts EVERY Device activated to the Product!

To change the Product image, click the image.

Archiving a Product

To remove a published Product, archive the Product. Archiving a product prevents devices activating to it, but leaves it available for devices already activated to it. Products cannot be completely removed.

See Editing Product Details

Once the Product is archived it no longer appears in the product listing.

Creating a Bundle

Click the Create Bundle button in the Bundle List panel.

In the Bundle Detail panel, select a firmware version, specify a Bundle version, e.g., then click Create.

Now in the Bundle Detail you can drag and drop a file to upload.

After specifying file details, click Upload to upload the file to the bundle.

Copying a Bundle

You can copy a Bundle from an existing product. First create a new bundle, then in the Bundle Detail panel choose Copy Bundle from Product, then select the product and Bundle.

Cloning an Existing Bundle

You can clone an existing Bundle, then edit the clone Bundle to create the next version.

In the Bundle list, select the Bundle to clone.

Then press Clone in the Clone this Bundle section of the Bundle detail panel. You can choose the version or allow the DMS to automatically increment the source Bundle version.

Editing a Product Bundle

To edit the release state of a Product Bundle, select the Bundle then select the Edit button.

Bundles have two properties that can be edited, State and Tag.

The State property controls the availability of firmware, there are four options:

The Tag property specifies the release maturity of firmware. Options are:

Devices that are tagged as alpha, beta or release receive Bundles with the corresponding tag if available. See Devices, Tagging Device.

Select the Save button to save changes, or the Cancel button to discard changes.

WARNING! Changing the default firmware Bundle assigned to a product impacts EVERY Device activated to the Product!

Publishing a Product Bundle

Open the Product details page for the Product.

Select the desired release bundle in the Bundles list pane at the left of the Product detail page.

In the Bundle detail pane at the bottom right, set the State property of the Bundle to published.

See Editing a Product Bundle.

Tagging Bundle Release Type

Select the Product in the Products page to open the Product detail page.

Select the desired Bundle in the Bundles list pane at the left of the Product detail page.

In the Bundle detail pane at the bottom right, set the Tag property of the release Bundle to alpha, beta or release, depending on the type of release.

See Editing a Product Bundle.

Adding a User

The DMS allows for development collaboration, with multiple users having different roles in relation to a product.

To add a User, select the product Users panel.

Specify the User email and role, and click Invite.

The DMS sends an email to the user, who can then respond by setting up a user account. The new user is added to the product, with permissions depending on the role.

Roles are:

When you publish a Product Bundle, users can see the Product in DMS Product lists, and activate their Devices to the Product. They can then OTA the Product Bundle version for testing.

Creating a Product Connector

A Product Connector sends product data to a specified cloud endpoint.

Choose the Product Connectors tab, click Create Connector, and add details.

Creating a Product Asset

An Asset is a file in the Cloud File System (CloudFS), associated with the Product. All Devices activated to the Product can download Product Assets. Assets provide a way to manage Product configuration, independently of the Product Bundle.

Select the Product Assets panel. Drag a file onto the Asset detail panel target area.

Then click Upload to upload the file to the CloudFS.

Viewing Product Logs

Select the Product Logs panel.

The display shows a list of log events associated with the Product.

Viewing Product Users

Select the Product Users panel.

The display shows a list of Users with permissions related to the Product.

Viewing Product Devices

Select the Product Devices panel.

The display shows a list of Devices activated to the Product.

Creating an Activation Token

For small production runs, you can create an activation token, then use the token to claim devices and activate them to your product.

An activation token can be created only for a production product.

Log into the DMS, select your product, and click Request Activation Token.

Specify the number of devices to activate to the product.

Click Purchase Activation Token.

The new token is listed in the Tokens panel.

To use the activation token, see Production Workflow, Use an Activation Token.