Using AMS Device Manager from the AMS Wireless SNAP-ON application

If AMS Device Manager (or AMS Wireless Configurator) is installed and the AMS Device Manager Server is running, you can launch AMS Device Manager or AMS Wireless Configurator from the AMS Wireless SNAP-ON application.

Open AMS Device Manager or AMS Wireless Configurator using one of the following methods:

  • Right-click a Device Tag on a report.
  • Right-click a wireless network on the Networks pane.

If you are running AMS Device Manager or AMS Wireless Configurator version 12.5 or earlier, enter your username and password on the AMS Device Manager Logon dialog and click OK. Select an option from the device context menu.

If you are running AMS Device Manager or AMS Wireless Configurator version 13 or later, the device context menu will automatically appear.

The exact selections on the device context menu vary by device. The selections are determined by the device manufacturer and where the device icon is located in AMS Device Manager. Some of the selections are standard AMS Device Manager operations, while others are device-specific operations.

The selections on the device icon's context menu include the following:

  • Configure/Setup - Displays the Configure/Setup view. Allows you to modify the device parameters. Wireless devices display the last historical configuration by default to increase performance. You can switch from a historic configuration to a current (live) configuration by clicking the Time control.

  • Device Diagnostics - Displays the Device Diagnostics view and allows you to access the conditions or status of the device.
  • Compare - Displays the Compare view.
  • Process Variables - Displays the Process Variables view.
Note: Some devices released with AMS Device Manager use "Device Dashboards". These devices organize key information at your fingertips and allow you to quickly act on alerts. The number of these devices will continue to grow with future AMS Device Manager releases. For these devices: The Process Variables view is identified as Overview. The Device Diagnostics view is identified as Service Tools. The Configure/Setup view is identified as Configure.

Other context menu options

  • Scan Device - Reads the device and updates the AMS Device Manager database.
  • Calibration Management - This selection has a submenu of AMS Device Manager calibration functions. The Calibration Assistant SNAP-ON application is required for some calibration functions.
  • Methods - Displays methods which are device-specific operations. Methods differ among devices. Some submenu selections you might see here are Diagnostics and Test, Calibrate, Sensor Config, and Master Reset.
  • Audit Trail - Displays the Audit Trail records for the device's current AMS tag. After the Audit Trail is displayed, you can switch to the Audit Trail records for the device ID.
  • Record Manual Event - Lets you manually record an event in Audit Trail for this device.
  • Drawings/Notes - Lets you enter notes, diagrams, service information, or other information related to the device.
  • Help - If a device manufacturer has provided a manual for a particular device, it is available from the Help selection of its context menu. All device manuals available are listed in the main AMS Device Manager application under Help > Device.
Note: Some menu items dependent on AMS Device Manager permissions are disabled and are not available from within the AMS Wireless SNAP-ON application. See AMS Device Manager Books Online for more information.