A Network Profile in OneVue represents a network at your facility and each Primex network device is assigned to a network. Once assigned, the network settings are downloaded to the Primex device, which allows the device to connect to your facility's network to transmit data to and download settings from OneVue. For OneVue devices that receive time from an NTP time source, its assigned network also allows its connection to an NTP Server.
A Primex network device has an internal gateway, a component that manages its network connection and firmware. From a device's profile, you can manage its settings and also its settings available from its gateway profile. To view a device's gateway settings, from its profile select its Gateway ID link.
The sections below provide an overview of managing the networks assigned to your Primex network devices and the settings managed from a device's gateway profile.
Device network requirements
There are specific OneVue network requirements to allow Primex network devices to connect to your facility's network and transmit data to and download settings from OneVue.
Manage who has access to network profiles
Who has access is controlled by the Role assigned to a user. Roles are assigned by a user assigned to an Admin Role.
When network setting data cannot to be managed in third-party applications
If your organization’s information security policies do not allow network setting data to be managed in third-party applications, device network settings can be configured from the Primex Device Configuration software.
Creating Network Profiles
A Network Profile is a wireless or wired Ethernet network at your facility. The gateway component of a Primex device connects to its assigned network to transmit data to and download its settings from your OneVue account.
Editing a Network Profile
If a Network Profile is assigned to a device only the network label, Location, and notes can be edited. If the network is not assigned to a device all of its settings can be edited.
Changing assigned network
Due to the importance of Primex network devices connecting to your facility’s network, network settings are stored locally in each device. A change to a device's assigned network is required to be completed using one the device network migration methods.
Viewing devices assigned to a Network Profile
You may need to view what devices are assigned network when planning a change to a network at your facility. Before changing, it's critical to migrate your devices to another network to avoid a device losing its network connection.
Deleting a Network Profile
You can only delete a profile that is not assigned to a device. It's recommended to delete networks that are not in use by your Primex devices.
The following settings managed from the gateway profile of a sensor. To view these settings, from a sensor's profile, select its Gateway ID link.
Primary network assigned to the device. During its check-in sequence to OneVue, the device attempts to connect to this network first. If the connection fails, the device automatically attempts to connect to its alternate network.
This network serves as a backup network. When a device cannot establish a connection to its primary network, it automatically attempts to connect to its assigned alternate network.
This network is assigned to the device when migrating the device to a new network. The migration network is what the device is to be migrated to. When the device establishes a connection to its assigned migration network, OneVue automatically sets the migration network profile to its primary network and clears its migration network.
Keep Micro Firmware at
Identifies the current firmware version. When set to Latest, the device automatically downloads new firmware released by Primex. If not set to Latest, displays the device's current installed version. Primex strongly recommends that firmware is set to Latest (default setting). To view firmware release notes, select View Change Log.
Sets the frequency readings are logged and stored in the internal log buffer of a Primex sensor device. Logged readings are transmitted to OneVue at the frequency set in its Check-In Interval setting.
Sets the frequency a sensor connects to your facility's network to transmit its logged readings to OneVue.
The Unresponsive Timeout sets the maximum amount of time a Primex device can go without a check-in to OneVue. When this time limit is exceeded, the device is set to an Alarm state with an Unresponsive status.
Enable Audio Alert
Primex sensors have an audio alert that is activated when in a reading Alarm state. The audio alert emits a series of beeps to notify the surrounding staff of the reading alarm condition. By default, set to disabled.
Resume Audio Alert After
Duration of time the sensor's audio alert should resume after the silence button is pressed during a reading Alarm state
Manual Configuration File
File downloaded when manually configuring a device's network settings with the Primex Device Configuration software. The file contains the OneVue account ID and current assigned network settings.
A Primex network device requires a network connection to operate over your facility's network. During each network connection, a device transmits its data to and downloads data from your OneVue account. Due to the importance of devices connecting to your facility’s network, network settings are downloaded and stored locally at each device. To avoid a device losing its connection to your facility’s network, changes to a device's network is managed by performing a network migration procedure.