For more complex systems, especially where equipment is spread between multiple locations, the number of screens and elements in eKeypad can become overwhelming and confusing. Often the different locations conflict in the best ways to organize and access the relevant equipment.
To address the complexities of complex, multi-location systems, eKeypad includes a feature called profiles that is designed to help better organize and filter information. This makes interface easier to navigate and use.
Profiles act like organization buckets and individual pieces of equipment are assigned to these buckets. From within eKeypad you only view a single profile at any one time. If multiple pieces of equipment are assigned to the same profile, then the items for all equipment are intermingled together with the eKeypad interface. A piece of equipment that is assigned to a different profile than what is currently being displayed will be completely hidden in the eKeypad interface.
Users can easily switch between profiles while eKeypad is running, define a default profile to be loaded at launch or even present a list of profiles to choose from at launch.
Profiles are also tightly integrated with the blueprint module and favorites features within eKeypad. Each profile has a unique favorites screen and its own set of custom screen layouts for blueprints.