Much has been researched concerning the best ways to discover and alert stakeholders concerning the cessation of data streaming from an appliance. Here are some of the causes and they span everything from involuntary to intentional acts:
- The appliance has failed in some way. This could be software or hardware related.
- The appliance has lost power. This could be a power supply failure, overheating, or simply the appliance was shut off.
- The bus battery has been reset (a common practice when a bus has troubles).
- The bus is being serviced (cutting all power is common before working on vehicles)
- The bus is in a state of disconnectedness (common in mobile climates).
- A loss of power at the location of the maintenance building at 400 S Taylor would be a usual and customary activity.
- A loss of power while the bus is moving is a sure indicator of bus or appliance failure.
- A loss of power while stationary, but outside the 400 S Taylor complex suggests the power to the appliance, or the entire bus, was intentionally disabled.
- If no loss of power is detected and the data stream has been interrupted, this suggests the edge appliance and/or Stream It software issue as the likely cause.