Dashboard: the Dashboard is where the magic happens. Each user has it’s own dashboard. It can be accesses from http://my.overlay.live
Device: a device is either a physical (hardware) of virtual (software) entity that is responsible for providing one or multiple sensor data points to the Overlay.live platform.
Manual Device: Manual Devices are devices which require a human configuration step to be linked to a specific Users accounts & Device Key on Overlay.live.
Managed Device: Managed Devices are devices that are completely autonomous. Aside of downloading a base image, or a smartphone application, a managed device is able to automatically register itself onto the Overlay.live network and link itself to its owner. Once online the managed device appears automatically in the users device list. In addition to that, managed devices support automatic software update which can either be automatically push on the next device startup, or forced upon all online devices by the managed device developer.
While managed device developers are responsible for maintaining the software which runs of the devices, the Overlay.live team audits the code for all managed devices before adding these to the compatible “works with Overlay.live” managed device list.
Overlay: an overlay is a layer (with transparent background) that loads into a webpage and can be added as a input source into any live video production software. The overlay displays then on top of any video feed telemetric data from selected device sensors.
Overlay URL: the overlay URL is a unique webpage link that corresponds to an overlay. This URL can be found below the green preview area in the overlay inspector. Overlay URLs do not required authentication to be accessed, this means that users can share their URLs to others.
API Key: The API key or also sometimes called the user key, is a unique identifier for a given user on the overlay.live platform. The API key is very valuable and should be kept private as it allows anyone having possession of the key to use a user’s private space on the network. Key’s can be reset if necessary.
Device Key: The device key are identifiers on the overlay.live platform for each registered device. It’s the combination of the API key + device key that allows the overlay or the dashboard monitoring to access the readings from a device.
Sensor: Devices can carry one or multiple sensors. The sensor can be physical or virtual and on the overlay.live platform, a sensor corresponds to a data point streamed to the platform by a device. Sensors come with associated metadata such as manufacturer, hardware revision, units etc.