How to add a Managed Device

Managed devices are a feature reserved for premium users with an active subscription to Overlay.live. You can upgrade your account from the Plan page.Manual devices are a feature reserved for premium users with an active subscription to Overlay.live. You can upgrade your account from the Plan page.

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. No configuration files to edit!

Nevertheless, to operate the device you need to download the right software to drive it’s components and ensure the automatic registrations. 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 one, it’s simple. Downloaded image and burn it onto your SD Card using the 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 ingest 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 what’s the current device status.This first step might take a minute or two, be patient.

Once online, you will be able to monitor live readings form the device’s sensors on the device page.

Note: Managed Devices are automatically updating to the latest revision of the software that drives them. Each device developer is responsible for maintaining code and pushing updates to your device.