Events in Formant are a powerful way to stay on top of issues that require user attention. An "event" occurs when a previously defined condition is satisfied, such as a battery level dropping below a certain level.

Events can have multiple severity levels:

  1. Info -- for simple informational or debugging level events.
  2. Warning -- events that may require attention, but will not affect the mission.
  3. Error -- events that may require attention and affect the nominal running of the mission.
  4. Critical -- events that have halted the mission and/or need immediate resolution.

As previously mentioned, events are "triggered" upon the satisfaction of some type of condition. Events can be triggered off the value of a stream or device online/offline occurances.

For more information about events and how to set them up, see Events, interventions and alerts.