I ran some tests with postman to see if these less than symbols were caused by FS or our application. we see that it is FS causing these character translations. My conclusion is that is an issue with FS as we are posting the device names as displayed to the API. I have seen these character translations when working with XML files.
< is the equivalent to <
> is the equivalent to >
<…> anything in between these character is removed, not equal to
Here are my test cases with calls directly to the FS API with Postman
I see that this forum takes the characters and translates them to the respective character symbol. Please see attached image