If you're just learning about the OneVue Device Configurator (ODC) app or simply need a few more details to get started, this topic provides an overview of how it works and other important information.
The ODC app is used to configure OneVue Sync Transmitters. For a new system deployment or when adding or replacing a OneVue Sync Transmitter, the Transmitter is required to be configured onsite with the ODC app. A Transmitter will not operate until its configured.
The ODC app is different than the Primex OneVue Wired Device Configurator (OWDC) app, which is used to configure OneVue sensors, bridges, bell controllers, and PoE digital clocks.
The ODC app and a OneVue Sync Transmitter wirelessly communicate over a Bluetooth pairing connection. During this connection, the Transmitter settings are entered into the app and the settings are then wirelessly downloaded to the Transmitter.
Bluetooth pairing connection
OneVue Sync Transmitters are equipped with a wireless Bluetooth radio component that is activated from its front panel Bluetooth pairing button. When the pairing button is pressed and released, the Transmitter becomes discoverable. The ODC app searches for discoverable devices and then pairs with the Transmitter to establish a wireless Bluetooth connection.
Two configuration options available: OneVue Monitor or Standalone
OneVue Sync Transmitters can be configured for use with OneVue Monitor or as a Standalone device. To receive remote support services from Primex, OneVue Monitor configuration is required. There is no cost associated with OneVue Monitor and is the configuration method recommended by Primex.
The primary difference between the two configurations is that Primex remote support services are provided with the OneVue Monitor configuration. This is due to the Transmitter reports its status and events to OneVue over the facility's network and its settings can be viewed and managed from OneVue. This allows Primex to investigate and provide remote support for service incidents.
In addition to providing remote support services, provides access to OneVue features. Features include managing device settings, alerts, reports, and over-the-air (OTA) firmware updates.
Transmitter settings are viewed and updated onsite, locally at the Transmitter from the app and its status is monitored locally from its front panel LED status indicators.
Examples of when Standalone Configuration would be acceptable include during construction and the facility's network is not active, its install location does not have access to an available network port, or remote support services are not required.
When configured as Standalone, at anytime the Transmitter can changed to OneVue Monitor from the app.
Once you download the app, the app guides you through the entire process and the Transmitter is configured through the Bluetooth pairing connection between your mobile device and the Transmitter. It's a simple, easy process that provides onsite configuration.
There are settings required to be provided during configuration and also factory settings that should only be changed when instructed by Primex.
Uniquely identifies the Transmitter.
Transmitter's FCC/ISED licensed Call Sign number.
RF Channel/Receive Channel
RF Channel (main Transmitter only): Set to the Channel Number the Transmitter transmits (broadcasts) its time signal on that is received by other system devices.
Receive Channel (Repeater Transmitters only): Set to the main Transmitter's RF Channel Number. A Repeater Transmitter searches for and receives a time signal from this Channel Number.
Repeater Transmit Channel (Repeater Transmitter only)
Set to the Channel Number the Repeater Transmitter re-transmits the time signal received from the main Transmitter. A Repeater Transmitter transmits (broadcasts) the time signal received from the main Transmitter to other system devices within its range.
Time Zone transmitted by the main Transmitter to the system devices.
NTP Servers (up to three IP addresses)
Required when the Transmitter will use NTP as its time source.
Before you begin: verify all configuration requirements are met
All external components are installed (external antenna and GPS Receiver), Transmitter's external connections made, and the Transmitter is powered on. A wired Ethernet connection is only required for OneVue Monitor configuration and/or NTP time source.
For OneVue Monitor configuration, additional requirements include a wired Ethernet connection, OneVue Network Requirements met, and your OneVue user profile is assigned to the Account Admin or Network Admin role.
Primex OneVue Device Configurator (ODC) app is available in the App Store or Google Play™ store (it’s free!).
From the app, the first step is to select Connect to OneVue (Monitor) or Standalone Configuration. Based on your selection, the app then guides you through the configuration.
Verify Transmitter operation
From the Transmitter, verify its current status by observing its LED status indicators. If configured for OneVue Monitor, verify it checked-in to OneVue.
For a system with more than one Transmitter, first install and configure the main Transmitter and verify it received a valid time signal and then configure Repeater Transmitter(s). When all Transmitters are configured, you can then install system clocks and other devices.