>>Message imported from previous forum - Category:Trio Data Radios<< User: joelw, originally posted: 2018-10-16 21:53:51 Id:40 This is a re-posting from the obsoleted (October 2018) "Schneider Electric Telemetry & SCADA" forum.
jweder: All Trio data radios may be polled locally for diagnostic information, or remotely if installed in a working system. In a serial network (Ex450, MR450 or K Series) the System port is used. With a J Series radio, serial port B may be easily configured to act as a System port. However it is more common today to perform diagnostics of Ethernet-based radios using a LAN connection.
Trio has two radios with Ethernet capability - the J Series 900 MHz/2.4 GHz unlicensed radio and the E Series (Ex45e) licensed 400 MHz band radio. Ethernet diagnostic configuration works the same for both products, though the interface is different.
It must first be decided which radio will be the Diagnostics gateway into the radio network, to which the Diagnostics PC will be directly connected. This is the only radio which should have the "eDiags" feature enabled. This radio will forward messages to other radios using Trio's unique Diagnostics protocol.
**Ex45e Radio Configuration**: Open the TView+ Management Suite Select the E Series Programmer Connect to the gateway radio serially and click Read (local radio) Click on Diagnostics Setup Click the checkbox to enable eDiags Enter the IP address of the PC which will run the Diagnostics software The default local and controller IP port number of 1040 should be acceptable Click Ok, save the configuration, then click Write to send it to the radio
**JR900/JR240 Radio Configuration**: Open a web browser Connect an Ethernet cable to the gateway radio Enter the IP address of the gateway radio Click on the Setup menu Select the eDiags configuration page Click the Enable button Enter the IP address of the PC which will run the Diagnostics software The default local and controller IP port number of 1040 should be acceptable Click Activate Configuration Once the configuration changes have been activated, save the configuration
**TView+ Diagnostics Software Configuration**: Open the TView+ Management Suite Select the Diagnostics software tool In the Settings menu, select eDiags Port Settings Enter the PC's own IP address in the Local IP setting The default eDiags port number of 1040 should be acceptable Click Apply Changes and then Exit In the File menu, select New Choose a location to save the radio database and enter a name, then click Save In the database dialog which appears enter the name and serial number of the gateway radio Select the appropriate radio model Select eDiags (Ethernet) for the Communications Port For the Remote IP address enter the IP address of the gateway radio The default Remote Port Number of 1040 should be acceptable Modify the Alarm Limits for your radio system if desired Click Apply Changes To Database To add more radios click Add New
Other radios may be added in the same manner, but always specifying the IP address of the radio which is the Diagnostics gateway into the radio system. All other radios must be added in the same manner. In all cases enter the IP address of the "gateway" radio to which the Diagnostics PC is directly connected, not the IP address of the new radio being added. The Access Point is often the Diagnostics gateway to the radio system.
If it is desired to connect the TView+ Diagnostics PC to a Remote radio this is allowable. In that case eDiags must be enabled only in that Remote radio and not the Access Point. Also then the Remote radio's IP address would be used in each database entry.
In an E Series system, if a radio other than the Access Point is used as the Diagnostics gateway, the Access Point radio's Repeat Diagnostic Messages parameter must be enabled.
CAUTION: If eDiags is enabled in more than one radio in a system this may cause extra unwanted traffic which will reduce the available bandwidth for user data.