RF500A QSG – Gateway Multi-Graph Setup for Comark RF500A Issue M9


The Multi-Graph page allows data from several different Transmitters to be graphed together simultaneously.


  • Multi-graph current and Historic Data on the same graph
  • Multi-graph multiple periods and tasks
  • Multi-Graph current and removed Transmitters on the same graph
  • Create unique Filters that can be saved and used at a later date
  • Edit/Delete Filters

Note: The trace colours are fixed by the layout of the graph. If the chosen channels have too similar colours, it may be possible to add or remove Transmitters so that colours are more evenly distributed….

The Transmitter Detail View is spit into the following sections:

  1. Multi-Graph First Time Use
  2. Multi-Graph Options
  3. Create New List
  4. Save My First Filter
  5. Edit Existing Filter
  6. Delete an Existing Filter
  7. Printing Multi-Graph
  8. Calendar
  9. Graph Data

Multi-Graph First Time Use

Multi-Graph is accessed by selecting the Multi-Graph Tab from any other Tab.

The first time that Multi-Graph is selected there will be no Multi-Graph to view. However there will be a list of Transmitters as based on your current filter. The list of Tasks and Periods will be the current Task and Period for the Transmitters for today.

The Multi-Graph is as shown below.


Figure 1 – Multi-Graph My Filter View

Multi-Graph Options

The following Multi-Graph options are available

Create New ListFrom the drop down list select Create New List to generate a new Multi-Graph Filter
EditSelect Edit to edit the current Multi-Graph Filter. Not available until the first Multi-Graph Filter is created.
CalendarSelect Calendar to choose the period of time over which you wish to graph data.
Graph Data for DateClick Graph Data for the chosen period.
Printable VersionClick Printable Version to bring up a version of the Multi-Graph with Table suitable for printing.

Create New List

Select Create New List from the drop down to bring up this dialogue.


Figure 2 – Multi-Graph Create New List

The list as displayed, is as per the logged-in users’ My Filter selections, including the selected locations and the order in which Transmitters are displayed. If a Transmitter or Alarm Group is not shown, then visit the My Filter settings and make changes. By using the model tick boxes along the top of the dialogue it is possible to filter the list further. The options are as follows:

RF512Tick to show all RF512s. Untick to remove RF512s from the list.
RF513Tick to show all RF513s. Untick to remove RF513s from the list.
RF515Tick to show all RF515s. Untick to remove RF515s from the list.
RF516Tick to show all RF516s. Untick to remove RF516s from the list.
RF542Tick to show all RF542s. Untick to remove RF542s from the list.

Note: It is not possible to un-tick all the models. At least one model must be selected.

By using the Channel tick boxes along the top of the dialogue it is possible to filter the list further. The options are as follows:

IntTick to select all Internal Channels. Untick to remove Internals from the Filter
Ext 1Tick to select all External 1 Channels. Untick to remove External 1 from the Filter
Ext 2Tick to select all External 2 Channels. Untick to remove External 2 from the Filter
DoorTick to select all Door Channels. Untick to remove Door from the Filter


It is possible to de-select all Channels using this filter. This allows for individual channels to be selected.

By using the tick-boxes in the grey banner it is possible to globally select either all Transmitters or all Channels remaining once the filters have been set above.

If you un-tick an individual Transmitter from the list, then the channels pertaining to this Transmitter will also be deselected.

Save My First Filter

For a new Filter it must be given a name before it can be saved.

Enter your Filter Name in the box provided, and click SaveAs to save, close and select your new Filter, or Close to close without saving.

Edit an Existing Filter

Once you have at least one new Filter, you can then edit the Filter.

Select the Filter you want to edit from the drop down list, and select Edit.

The dialogue will appear, and all edit options will be available as above.

Click Save to update the current Filter or enter a new name and selected SaveAs to save a new Filter, or Close to exit without saving.

Delete an Existing Filter

Any Filter can be deleted. To delete a Filter select the Filter from the drop down list and select Edit. If you wish to delete the Filter, click Delete and the Filter will be deleted and the dialogue will close. If you do not wish to delete the Filter then select Close to close without deleting.

InformationIconNote: All Filters are User specific. So if more than one user wants to see the same Multi-Graph then they will need to log-in and create the filter themselves. There is no limit to the number of filters you can store, but it is recommended to only store a small number for the sake of ease of use.

Printing Multi-Graph

Click Here for a Knowledgebase Article on Printing with M9 including Multi-Graph


Click on Calendar to bring up the calendar dialogue, see below…


Figure 3 – Multi-Graph Calendar

Simply click on the date range you want by selecting two dates. The selection will automatically determine the start and end date. You can also select dates over the end of year, by selecting the first date, and then using the year drop down, and selecting another date. If you want to simply graph a single month then select a month by clicking on the month name.

Click Apply to apply the date range, close the dialogue and make the data request from the Gateway or select Close to close the calendar dialogue.

Graph Data for Date

Once you have made the selection of Dates from the calendar the graph date button will represent the dates selected.


Simply click the button to draw the Multi-Graph.

InformationIconNote: The Graph will be drawn at the top of the page, and the Table at the bottom will take up a smaller amount. You can increase the size of the table at the bottom by adjusting the page splitter.