Templates are the basis for devices. Devices cannot be created without them. Each device is derived from a template and mirrors its content and settings. This brings the advantage that all devices of a template can be updated very easily.
Example: You want to add different kinds of coffee machines to the platform
- Create one template for each specific type of machine
- e.g., 1x Espresso machine, 1x French press, 1x Portafilter machine
- Derive as many devices from each template, as you need
- e.g., 20x Espresso machine, 100x French press, 30x Portafilter machine