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Real Time Display Setup

Ragnar Tryggvason Updated by Ragnar Tryggvason

To Access: Setup -> Real Time Display

RTD can be duplicated by clicking on the  button

Create a new RTD

Click on the + icon in the top right corner to add a new Real Time Display.

Give the RTD a name, select the Owner and select a background image for the RTD.


In the general menu, the settings for the RTD are configured, such as font size, colors, and if alarms should be displayed or not.

Popup Graph: Select the default period to show on a popup graph when a value is clicked. 

Latest Non-NaN Value: If selected, the NaN values will not be shown but instead the last valid value.

Description: A description of the RTD. Alternatively, a Text Indicator (Indicators -> Text) can be used, allowing more options such as HTML coding and links to external websites.

Data Groups Configurations

  • Display: Alarm Status will show green, yellow, and red background colors in the data groups depending on the current alarm limit. If no alarm has been configured, the background will be white.
  • Show Data Groups as Box with Popup Information will change the data groups to a box that can be hovered to show the data group. The box will be green, yellow, or red, depending on the current alarm status. This is helpful when multiple data groups are on the RTD, as it clears up space.
  • Show Wind Direction as Letters will change all wind directions from ° and display letters instead. Unit ° must be selected for the variable.
  • Data Precision will update the RTD to show desired precision.

The rest of the configuration is to modify the layout of the data groups. Change the background color, change font size, change border color etc.

Data Groups

Multiple data groups can be added to a single RTD. To add a new data group, do the following:

  1. Click + icon to create a new data group. The other two buttons are to edit and delete the data group.
  2. Add variables to the data group. Note that data from different sources can be added to the data group.
  3. Click the Add button, then click on the RTD to place the data group. Use the x and y coordinates to fine-tune the data group position.
  4. Optionally a pointer can be added, pointing to where the station is located. Click on Add, then click on the data group, and then where the pointer should point to (where the red dot is placed).


Add a layer on top of the RTD that shows the distribution of the values. A few examples are temperature distribution, air quality, and water level. 

The video below shows how to use the Contour feature.


Multiple indicators can be added to the RTD in the Indicator menu.

Alarm Table

Add an alarm table to the RTD, which shows the alarm status for selected variables.


Show wind direction on a compass. It's possible to remove the background and show the wind direction span (the wind direction for the past x minutes)


Add a graph to the RTD, customizable with legend, different colors, size, etc.

Displacement Graph

Add an embedded or a popup graph showing a displacement graph. If configured as a popup graph, the maximum displacement with the depth of maximum displacement will be displayed.


Add a numeric indicator to the RTD. The indicator can be customized with size and background color. This is great to highlight an important value.


Shows the latest timestamp of a specific site in VDV. If multiple data groups on the RTD are from the same site, they will all have the same timestamp. It is good practice is to hide the timestamp in the data groups and add a single timestamp indicator to the RTD instead.


Create a custom text field to add to the RTD. This can be information about the project or contact information. Users can add HTML tags to customize the look.

  • Add a link: <a href="" target="_blank">VDV Homepage</a>
  • Bold text: <strong>Text in bold</strong>
  • Underline text: <u>Underlined text</u>

In the Navigation menu, it's possible to add buttons that lead to other RTDs.

This is very useful if there is an overview RTD for the project and a detailed view of a specific part of the project.

If Display Alarm is selected, the button will change to yellow or red if there is any variable on the linked RTD with a yellow or red alarm. This can be used for a quick overview of other RTDs' alarm status.

This can give an excellent overview of the current alarm status of connected RTDs.


Add photos or a webcam to the RTD to give more information on the project. These can be pictures of the installation or the surroundings to provide insight for users viewing the RTD.

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