BEACON will soon have a new User Interface (UI). This new interface provides a more optimized experience that uses all the available space on your computer monitor screen. That said, you can switch to the original user interface via the Switch to Old UI link in the bottom left corner of the BEACON interface.
To view the original user interface documentation hover your cursor over the Original UI tab and click the page of interest. To view the new interface documentation click the BEACON New UI tab and click the page of interest.
This document provides a brief overview of the new user interface.
BEACON Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) is a web-based software application. To use it, all you need is an Internet-enabled device — for example, a PC, a tablet or a smartphone — a supported web browser, a user name and password.
Supported web browsers include the latest and next previous major releases of Google® Chrome, Microsoft® Edge™, Mozilla® Firefox®, Microsoft® Internet Explorer® (IE 11 only); and Apple® Safari®.
Field Director and ORION Mobile Read require the latest version of Google® Chrome.
As a website, BEACON is organized in pages. There are four pages in BEACON that are available to all users: At a Glance (AAG), Monitor, Assets and Users. The Analytics, Manage and Field Director pages are visible to customers with access to services such as Field Director, ORION Mobile Read and EyeOnWater.
The navigation bar at the top of the screen lets you jump to a page by clicking its tab. The search box lets you enter serial numbers, location IDs, meter IDs, customer names and other keywords to quickly locate items of interest. Search results are displayed on the Monitor page, regardless of the page the search was performed on.