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How to Create a Site Device Group

To create a new site device group in OmniCenter:

From the OmniCenter main menu, select Administration → Grouping → Site to open the the Site Administration page.

On the Site Administration page, click the Add a Site button to open the Add New Site page.

On the Add New Site page:

  1. In the first panel, enter a name for your site along with a physical address (if possible).

    • The physical address is optional, but will allow OmniCenter to automatically geocode your site for display on any geographic map displays.
  2. In the second panel:

    1. If desired, use the SITE TEMPLATE drop-down selector to select a device template to assign to the devices in this group at the “site” hierarchy level.
    2. If desired, use the CUSTOM MAP LINK drop-down selector to select a custom map to be displayed when the site is clicked on in a geographic map.
    3. If desired, use the CUSTOM DASHBOARD drop-down selector to select a custom dashboard to replace the default dashboard for this site when the site name is clicked on in the UI.
  3. In the third panel:

    1. If desired, use the CONNECTED SITES list to select other sites to be connected to this site on any geographic map displays.
    2. Multiple selection is allowed. Select/deselect sites in the list the same way you select/deselect files in your operating system’s file manager.
    3. Connected site will have lines drawn between each site and display information about their connectivity.
  4. In the LOCATION INFORMATION panel:

    • Warning: Do not click the AUTO GEOCODE SITE link in the top right of this panel unless you have already saved your site. If you do, all previously entered information will be lost with no warning in the UI.

      1. If you would like to manually specify the latitude and longitude of your site for display on the map, enter those coordinates in the fields provided and switch the Override Automatic Geocoding setting to ON.
        • Manually specifying coordinates can be used in place of a physical address or to override the coordinates of a physical address provided.
        • If you provide a physical address and do not switch the Override Automatic Geocoding setting to ON, any coordinates manually entered here will be overwritten by the automatic geocoding system with the coordinates of the address provided when the site is saved.
      2. If you did not provide either a physical address or manual coordinates for your site, switch the Automatically Set Timezone setting to OFF and manually select a timezone for your site to provide correct time offsets in reports related to your site.
      3. Click the Save Site button to save your site and be returned to the Site Administration page.

Your new site is now ready to have devices added to it.

Updated on April 23, 2019

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