A bridge has a unique profile, where you can view and manage its settings. A bridge also has an associated gateway profile, where you can manage additional settings.
Device Preconfiguration (new order only):
Device Preconfiguration automates the configuration of Primex network devices for use with your OneVue account before they arrive at your facility - eliminating the need to manually configure a device onsite. Device Preconfiguration is completed after an order is placed with Primex and completed online from your OneVue account. Your OneVue account ID, the devices' assigned network and settings provided are configured into each device and the devices are labeled before they are shipped from Primex - it's an easy online process that allows devices to be ready for use when they arrive at your facility.
OWDC app (new order and post-install):
Use of the OWDC app is an alternative to Device Preconfiguration. If you would rather configure the devices when they arrive at your facility, select OWDC when placing an order. The OWDC app is used to complete manual, onsite configuration of Primex network devices.
Bridge Profile (post-install): From the profile of a bridge and its gateway profile you can view and manage its settings.
From a bridge profile, you can manage its settings, view its current state and status, and historical data. Go to Devices > Bridges > select the Name link of the bridge. To view all of the settings, select Show Advanced Options.
Uniquely identifies the device and commonly set to its installation location. If a name is not provided, the system sets the name to the device's 12-character Device ID (MAC address).
Information printed on the label affixed to the device by Primex during device configuration. Allows up to a maximum of 20 characters.
By default, a bridge is assigned to your account business unit. To control user access, assign a bridge to a business unit to ensure users have access to the devices they are responsible for.
By default, a bridge is not assigned to a location. If your account structure uses locations to control user access, assign a bridge to a location to ensure users have access to the devices they are responsible for.
New Clock Time Zone
The time zone that Sync Bluetooth Clocks are set to the first-time they connect to the Sync Bluetooth mesh network. When set to Default, the system sets the new clock time zone to the account time zone.
Although the system monitors and manages the state of a bridge, the state change is designed to provide a function to manually change the state of a device.
From a bridge profile, selecting the Gateway ID link opens its gateway profile.
Its primary network. Due the importance of a device's network connection, changing a device's network settings requires performing a network migration.
During a Primex device's check-in sequence, it first attempts to connect to its primary network. If the connection cannot be established, the device automatically attempts to establish a connection to its alternate network.
The maximum number of days a bridge can go without a check-in to OneVue. When this time limit is exceeded (3 consecutive days), the bridge and its gateway are set to a Warning state. This setting is set by the system and cannot be changed.
Primex devices have internal programming, referred to as micro firmware that controls how it operates. Its internal radio component has firmware as well that controls how it communicates over a network, referred to as radio firmware. By default, firmware is set to update automatically, which is strongly recommended by Primex.
The Network Time Protocol (NTP) Servers sets the time source of a bridge. During each connection to your facility's network (check-in), the bridge connects to a NTP Server to obtain UTC time. By default, a bridge connects to the NTP Servers set in the account profile. You can optionally set a bridge to use a specific NTP Server.