How to complete device preconfiguration
Go to the Dashboard.
From the To Do list, select the order to be configured.
If you should close your web browser or log out during this procedure, all information provided is saved and you can return to the procedure from your To Do list.
From Begin Device Preconfiguration , select if you want to complete the configuration on your own now or request assistance from Primex.
If you selected I'll try it on my own
You are guided through the configuration process for each Bell Controller, which the order may have one or many.
If you selected have a Primex Project Manager contact me
Schedule a Preconfiguration Consult with a Primex representative.
From the Network Profiles, review the available networks and select from one of the two options.
What option to select if...
Bell Controller will connect to a network listed
Select I'll use one of these.
Network information is NOT available and you cannot assign a network at this time
Select I'll use one of these and when assigning a network to each device select No Network.
Bell Controller will connect to a network that is not listed
Select I want to create a new network. You are required to provide the settings for the new network.
From the Create Network screen, enter the network settings. To view all settings, select Show Advanced Options.
Advanced Options include:
The type of authentication protocol of the Wireless network. If the type of None is selected, additional settings are not displayed.
The type of network communication protocol of the network; either DHCP or a non-DHCP IPv4 protocol.
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol): select option if the network is DHCP; network allocates dynamic IP addresses to devices in the network.
IPv4 Address protocol: deselect Use DHCP option and enter the settings. Primex devices support Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4).
From the Preconfiguration screen, assign a network and enter the settings for each Bell Controller.
From the left section, the current Bell Controller you are configuring is highlighted. If you have more than one Bell Controller, preconfiguration will guide you through configuring each device.
Assign a network to the device. Assigning a network allows the device to connect to your facility's network as soon as power is applied. You can either select an existing Network Profile, create a new Network Profile, or select No Network if a network cannot be assigned or created at this time.
New Network: If you are creating a new network, select Show Advanced Options to view all of the network profile settings.
No Network: If a network is not assigned, manually configure the device onsite.
IPv4 address and alternate network: You may choose to provide the advanced network device settings. To view the advanced settings, select Show Advanced Options. Settings include the Network IPv4 address, and Alternate Network (backup network).
Bell Controller Zone (Relay 1 & Relay 2) & Label
What is a Zone? A Bell Controller has two relays that are wired to an existing PA or school bell system to activate school bells. From OneVue, the relays are assigned to a zone that contains the bell schedules.
Enter the name of each zone, which commonly represents the school. If only one relay will be used, you can skip relay 2. After preconfiguration, you will create the zone's bell schedules from OneVue.
Skip This Step: If selected when first configuring a device, the provided settings will be not be saved. This option is commonly used when you need to change a device's settings from the summary page, which allows you to skip devices until you reach the device that requires a setting change.
Once you have completed the steps for all devices, the summary page is displayed. From the list, you can also change a setting by selecting Change.
If any settings are skipped and Confirm Shipment is selected, the device(s) are shipped from Primex. Failure to assign a network to a device requires the device to be manually configured onsite.
Once you are ready to process the order with settings provided, select Confirm Shipment.
The order's devices are configured by Primex.
Your OneVue account ID and the provided settings are configured into each device.
Devices and their packaging are labeled with the settings provided during preconfiguration.
Devices are added to your OneVue account. The devices are only listed in your account and are not active. A device does not become active until it establishes a connection to your network and check-in to your OneVue account.
Device is assigned to the account Business Unit.
If a network profile was assigned, once power is applied to the device it attempts to connect to the network check-in to OneVue.
If a network was not assigned or if the network settings were entered incorrectly, it will be required to be configured onsite.