How to add a Managed Device
To add a managed device to your Overlay.live account, follow these steps:
Step 1: Login to the Dashboard
Head over to the http://my.overlay.live page and login with your account credentials.
Step 2: Select “Add Managed Device” from the Sidebar
In the sidebar on the left-hand side of the Dashboard click the ‘add managed device’ button. This will open the Managed Device configuration page on the main content area.
Step 3:Configure your Managed Device
Managed Devices are totally autonomous and do not require hard configuration. This means that the device automatically registers onto the network with your account as it starts. There are no configuration files to edit.
Nevertheless, to operate the device you need to download the right software to drive its components and ensure automatic registration. Select:
- Device base (for example: RPI1, RPI2, RPI3, smarphone)
- Device (the one you have)
- Network parameters (if any)
- Download the image or app
Step 4: Download the Image // Install the application
From here it’s simple. Downloaded the image and burn it onto your SD Card using the Etcher application. Or, install the smartphone app on your phone.
Step 5: Turn the Device On // Launch the App
Final step. As the device is turning on, it will automatically connect to the Overlay.live servers and identify with your account settings.
Managed devices automatically appear in your Dashboard sidebar as they come online.
Note: A monitoring color on the icon indicates current device status. This first step might take a minute or two, be patient.
Once online, you will be able to monitor live readings from the device’s sensors on the device page.
Note: Managed Devices are automatically updated to the latest revision of the software that drives them. Each device developer is responsible for maintaining code and pushing updates to the device.