A Bridge is required to be set to No Network Mode when the facility's network is not available during installation.
During no network mode
Bridge does not connect to the facility's network to check-in to OneVue or obtain UTC time from a NTP Server.
Bridge is configured with local time using the Primex Device Configuration software. This allows the Sync Bluetooth clocks and repeaters to receive the local time during their connection to the mesh network.
Bridge requires AC power when operating in No Network mode. When a Bridge is operating on battery backup-power, its estimated battery life is only up to one day.
When the facility's network is available, the Bridge must be set back to Normal (Bton) mode to allow its network connection to the facility's network.
From the front display of the Bridge, press and hold the silence button for 3 seconds.
Verify NoNt is shown on its LCD display. This indicates it's operating in No Network mode.
Next, configure the Bridge with local time.
The Bridge sets its internal time to your computer's local time. If you need the Bridge to use a different time zone, change your computer's time zone before beginning this procedure.
Do not remove power from the Bridge during this procedure.
Download and install the Primex Device Configuration software.
Installation requires administrator permission and a computer with Windows® 7 or 10 (32 and 64-bit). If you do not have administrator permission, contact your IT department to install the software.
Plug the supplied Primex USB configuration cable into a USB port on your computer.
Plug the configuration cable mini-USB connector into the Bridge's USB mini port.
The Bridge detects the connection to your computer and enters configuration mode. The LCD displays the letters Con and the Config icon is displayed indicating the device is in configuration mode.
Open the Primex Device Configuration software. From your computer, go to All Programs > Primex > Primex Device Configuration or from your computer desktop, double-click on the Primex Device Configuration icon.
From the Enter Password window, enter the factory default password (case sensitive): Primex1
Select Connect. A connection between your computer and the Bridge is established.
Verify the notification area located in the lower-left of the screen, displays Connected to clock Bridge device on COMx, which indicates a connection is established.
Select Read Configuration. The software logs your computer's local time.
Select Write Configuration. From the Confirmation Needed window, select Yes, The local time is downloaded to the Bridge.
Select Disconnect. The connection between the software and Bridge has ended.
Remove the USB connection between the Bridge and your computer.
You can now begin installing Sync Bluetooth Clocks and Repeaters.
When a network is available, the Bridge must be set to normal mode to allow its connection to the facility's network.
From its front display, press and hold the silence button for 3 seconds. This forces the Bridge to exit No Network mode.
From its LCD screen, verify Bton is displayed, which indicates it's no longer in no network mode.
Remove power from the Bridge and power back on (power cycle). It then enters deployment mode.
Press and release the check-in button to initiate a manual check-in. This validates the Bridge can connect to the facility’s network and check-in to OneVue.
Its LCD screen displays a series of numbers indicating its check-in connection sequence.
Verify its LCD screen displays Signal OK and Bton (normal mode). Signal Ok indicates the Bridge connected to the facility's network.