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MoteView is a simple development environment available from Crossbow as part of the overall MoteWorks architecture, which is shipped with Crossbow wireless sensor development kits. The MoteWorks architecture specifies an entire architecture from the sensor nodes to the operating system to the gateway server to the client device. MoteView operates on the client device (PC for example) as the user interface to the system and is graphical in nature. MoteView displays the information from the network to developers or end-users.
According to Crossbow  some of the key features of MoteView include:
- The entire network and nodes can be displayed and analyzed in graphical charting or textual format.
- MoteView’s playback capability allows historical viewing of network status and sensor readings over time, and is based on the logging information stored in XServe.
- MoteView’s analysis capabilities allow automatic e-mail alerts when user-definable conditions are met. For example, if RF links are re-routed because of changes in the environment or sensor readings exceed a specified threshold, an e-mail will alert an operator or field technician via PDA or mobile phone.
- MoteView enables end-users to optimize network layout and configuration, analyze sensor information interactively and then take corrective action.
- MoteView provides an interface to remotely configure motes in the wireless network. Each node can be individually updated with configuration parameters provided by the mote. This makes it transparent for the user of an installed wireless sensor network to configure motes, e.g. change frequency of sensor readings, without requiring any programming knowledge.
- MoteView also has built-in support for Crossbow’s entire range of sensor boards, enabling very fast prototyping. If custom sensor boards are required for an application, these boards can be integrated for management in MoteView as well.