# TMX Access™ Service Platform 2.3 Quick Start Guide
# 1 Preface
This guide is to help users to add a ThingsMatrix approved device into the ThingsMatrix Service Platform.
# 2 Create a group
Before you can add a new device, you need to create a group for the device model on ThingsMatrix Service Platform. After logging in, go to Assets - Device Management via the navigation bar on the left. Let's take TMY07 for an example. Click the + New Group button, a New Group window will pop up.
Fill in the form and click the Save button to create a group. Please note that the fields with * are required and the other fields are optional. The group name must be unique. For how to apply configuration templates to the group, please go to Create a template section below. To apply policies and channels, please refer to Policy and Channel section in ThingsMatrix Service Platform User Guide. In the group settings, users can select specific users to share data. Multiple notification features are also supported. A description for the group can be added as well.
# 3 Add a device
Before you can add a device, a group for the device model must exist on ThingsMatrix Service Platform. If not, please create a group first following the instructions in 2 Create a group section above.
Go to Assets - Device List, click the + button on top right.
A New Device window will pop up, fill in the form and click the Submit button to add a new device. Please note that the fields with * are required and the other fields are optional.
You can see the newly added device in the device list. The next step is to insert the SIM card into your device and turn the power on.
The device will then automatically connect to ThingsMatrix Service Platform. Refresh the page to read the device's latest status. The device has been added successfully.
You can also add a device directly in a group. Go to Assets - Device Management, click a device model, select a group, and then click the + button on the right to add a device.
# 4 Create a template
ThingsMatrix approved devices have default configurations. For flexibility, ThingsMatrix Service Platform provides you a configuration template which can be applied to device groups. For example, you can modify the reporting interval of the device based on requirements. Then you can apply the template to groups.
Go to Assets - Device Management, click the device model that you want to create a template for, for example, TMY07. Then click the + New button.
A New Configuration window will pop up, fill in the form and click the Save button to create a template. The image below shows a very simple configuration template on refresh timer, in which the working_timer is set to be 90 seconds. Please refer to Template section in ThingsMatrix Service Platform User Guide to get further information on the configuration template.
After you create a template, you can see it in the configuration template list of the device model. Then you can apply the configuration template to the device group that you want. All the devices in the group will apply the configuration template.