Commonly, this procedure is completed when a Bell Controller cannot connect to the network and you need to update its assigned network (migrate to another network). Since this procedure is completed locally at the device, as soon as you update its network settings the device will attempt to connect to the updated network, allowing you to know if its network connection is successful.
The OneVue Wired Device Configurator (OWDC) Android™ app provides the experience of managing Primex network devices locally at a device on a mobile platform. Once you download the app from the Google Play™ store (it’s free!), you connect a Primex network device to your Android device and the app guides you through the entire process.
The following details what's required to configure a Bell Controller with the OWDC app.
Connection cable (not supplied)
The cable connects the Primex device to your Android device and also provides the power source to the Primex device during configuration.
From the OWDC app, you cannot create a new Network Profile. Before you begin, from OneVue verify a Network Profile exists or create a new Network Profile. From OneVue, go to Devices > Networks.
For a Non-DHCP network, during configuration you will be required to provide the device's static IP address.
From OneVue, create a new network profile or verify the network already exists in OneVue.
From your Android device, open the OneVue Wired Device Configurator (OWDC) app.
Enter your OneVue username and password and select Log In (required to be assigned to the Account Admin Role).
Remove AC power from the Bell Controller. During the next step, it receives power from its connection to your Android device. If battery power is enabled, leave this on.
Connect Bell Controller to your Android device using a USB OTG or a USB C cable (dependent on your device).
Add Device screen displays and Con is displayed on Bell Controller screen, which indicates it's in configuration mode.
Update its network settings: select a Network Type > select a network > select Next.
Select Next to continue.
OWDC configures Bell Controller and displays its configuration status.
Do not remove the connection between the Bell Controller and your Android device until prompted.
When the Disconnect Device message appears, remove USB connection between the Bell Controller and your Android device. Re-apply AC power to the Bell Controller.
Once disconnected, the app verifies the device successfully checked-in to OneVue. If after 15 minutes it does not check-in, the app displays a status message.
If applicable, it may also take time to download the latest firmware (Bell Controller LCD displays UP).
You can now configure additional devices or close the app when you’re done.