Device Configuration

On an individual device page, Formant gives you the option to configure your device. From a device view, click the three dots and choose "Configure Device" (optionally, press shift + ,).


This page focuses on general device configuration. To configure telemetry streams, visit the Device telemetry configuration

From this page, you can get a lot of device information that may prove useful. It will also allow you to make sure that the configuration version and agent are up to date.

Below that, you'll find general configuration settings.


A description of the settings available:

SSH & port forwardingTo SSH to your robot from anywhere on the internet, select this option.SSH to your robot
Terminal accessFrom a device view, pop open an in-browser terminal for quick access to your device.Terminal and port forwarding security
Disk buffer sizeFormant uses circular buffers to store data to be uploaded to the cloud for optimum throughput. Control the disk size of these buffers here.Configuring telemetry data buffer sizes
Disk on-demand sizeFor on-demand data, Formant will store data on the device and only upload it when requested. Set the size of this data store here.On-demand streams
Default rate limit on streamsIf a stream does not have a specified rate limit, it will default to this device-level value.Restrict stream rate
Adapter configurationEspecially for non-ROS robots, you may have adapters or generic programs you want Formant to install, manage, and run on your device.Adapters
URDFURDFs will give realistic visualizations to your robot views.URDF
TagsManage device tags here.Tags
Application configurationStore key-value pairs on this device. These can be looked-up through the Agent SDK.SDK Reference
Blob dataLike the application config above, instead of storing dictionary entries of key-value pairs, you can store generic text.SDK Reference