A Bell Controller triggers bells to ring at the schedules set in the Zone assigned to its relays. Once assigned, schedules are downloaded to and stored locally on the Bell Controller device.
In some cases, you may have a PA or bell system that serves two locations in the school, such as one for middle school classes and another side dedicated to grammar school classes. In this situation, each relay is wired to each of the locations independently of each other and each relay is assigned to its unique zone to ring the bells specific to its location.
Go to Devices > Bell Controller Relays.
Select the 9-character link of the relay. Its profile is displayed.
From the Assigned Zone drop-down, select the Zone to be assigned to the relay.
The Update Pending status is set to Yes when a setting change is scheduled to be downloaded to the device during its next check-in to OneVue. Setting changes take effect when downloaded to the device. Once downloaded, its Updating Pending status is set to No.
A Bell Controller checks-in to OneVue hourly to download pending schedule updates. You can optionally select the manual check-in button located on the front of the device. During a manual check-in, the device connects to OneVue and downloads zone schedule updates.
Bell Controller stores a 7-day schedule in its local memory for each of the two relays. Each night after midnight, the 7-day schedules are downloaded to the device. In addition, any schedule updates are downloaded to the device during its hourly check-in.
Bell Controller connects to the facility’s network hourly to download pending schedule updates, transmit its operating condition and events to OneVue, and synchronize its time with an NTP time source.
To ensure bell rings at the right time, a Bell Controller has an internal real-time clock that synchronizes hourly with an NTP time source.