|Asset Model||A collection of entities and the relationship between them. These things could be pieces of equipment, sensors within a piece of equipment, a location grouping things together, basically any physical object can be represented and within the Asset Model, an object is referred as the term entity.|
|Entity||A distinct representation of a physical or virtual thing. You can think of an entity an abstraction for single Site (a building with an address), a piece of equipment in a building (e.g. HVAC unit, an electric meter, or a variable air volume box), or a sensor point (Digital or analogue sensor that generate signals and data e.g. .temperature sensor, pressure sensor, on/off switch, etc).|
|Fully Qualified Name||A fully qualified name (fqname) is a string identifier of an entity. representing the entire hierarchy of an entity, separated by periods.|
|Grafana||Grafana is an open source analytics and visualization solution. WideSky Cloud comes with a managed Grafana instance that includes a feature-rich data plug-in for WideSky.|
|Grid||Grids are two-dimensional tabular representations of tagged entities.|
|ID||id is a tag that is used to model the unique identifier of an entity in system. id tags in WideSky must be a uuid. Upon creation ID's are assigned if not specified. After creation, an entities fqname, if available, can also be substituted.|
|op or ops||An operation is a specific URI within the WideSky Cloud REST API that receives a request and returns a response.|
|Primary tag||A primary tag of marker type that defines they primary type of entity. Every entity in WideSky must have only one of the following primary tags defined upon creation:
|Project Haystack||An open source initiative to streamline working with data from the Internet of Things. WideSky cloud implement Haystack entities, tagging, and the standardized REST API.|
|tag||A tag is a name/value pair applied to an entity that defines a fact or attribute about an entity. For example, the site tag declares an entity represents a building that has an address as per the Project - Haystack definition of the site tag.|
|Tag Kind||A tag kind is one of the permitted value types of a tag. WideSky has adopted the Project Haystack tag kinds.The following tag kinds are currently supported in WideSky:
|Thread||Thread is an IPv6-based, low-power mesh networking technology for IoT products, intended to be secure and future-proof.|
|Time series data||Time-series data is data that is recorded over a period of time, with each recording being associated with a timestamp. A value (can be either in type String, Boolean or Floating numbers).|
|UUID||Universally Unique Identifier. A 128-bit number used to identify an entity in WideSky.|
|widesky-editor||widesky-editor is a tool for manipulating entities in WideSky. With editor you can dump edit and load entity configurations at scale.|
|ZINC||Zinc stands for “Zinc Is Not CSV”. Zinc is a plaintext syntax for serializing Haystack grids using a souped up CSV format.|
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