This topic provide the steps to configure a Transmitter for standalone use. Standalone use indicates a Transmitter will be not monitored from OneVue. Be sure to complete the steps in the order as they appear below.
For a system with more than one Transmitter, first configure and install the main Transmitter and verify it received a valid time signal and then configure Repeater Transmitters. When all Transmitters are configured and installed, you can then configure and install the system clocks or InfoBoards.
Before you begin, verify the requirements below are met.
Transmitter: all external components are installed (external antenna, GPS Receiver). All connections are established and Transmitter is powered on.
NTP time source: NTP Server IP address or URLs (up to three allowed).
The main Transmitter requires connection to wired Ethernet network. If the Ethernet network is a Non-DCHP network, the IPv4 network settings are required during configuration.
Port UDP 123 is required to be open for use with an external Network Time Protocol (NTP) Server. The use of an internal an NTP Server is also supported.
Get the Primex OneVue Device Configurator (ODC) app from the Apple App Store or Google Play store. If you already have the app, turn on automatic updates or check for updates.
Open the ODC app.
Select Standalone Configuration.
Select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
Set the Transmitter into Bluetooth discoverable mode.
From the Transmitter front panel, press and release the Bluetooth pairing button. The Transmitter is discoverable for the next two minutes (Power LED is illuminated and Transmit LED flashes).
From available devices, select the Transmitter. If multiple devices are listed, the device can be identified by its 12-character MAC address located on its back panel.
If the Transmitter is not listed, select the app Refresh icon.
Confirm its network setting (DHCP ON by default) > select Continue.
For a Non-DHCP network, deselect DHCP On and enter the network settings.
Verify its Device Details.
Serial No: unique 12-character MAC Address discoverable on the facility's network. The MAC address is printed on a label located on the Transmitter's back panel.
Model: identifies the Primex device model. All OneVue Sync Transmitters are identified by Transmitter (TX400).
Tx Mode: identifies the Transmitter hardware configuration. Indicates if 1, 5, or 30 Watt and internal or external antenna.
Enter a Name for the Transmitter.
Verify its Call Sign (preset by Primex).
Configure its Time Settings.
Main Transmitter only
Time Zone: set to the install location.
Time source: app detects GPS or NTP (Ethernet connection) time source.
Repeater Transmitter only (time settings do to not apply)
Time Zone: Repeater Transmitter receives a time from the main Transmitter.
Time source: displays Repeater detected, using main Transmitter time.
Configure its RF Settings.
Optional settings, select Advanced.
The settings below (Startup Continuous Transmit and Normal Transmit) should only be changed when requested or approved by an authorized Primex support technician.
The firmware setting is only to be configured or updated when instructed by Primex Technical Support.
Settings are downloaded to the Transmitter.
From the front of the Transmitter, verify it is not in a Caution or Error state.
If in a Caution state, to determine the cause refer to topic Troubleshoot: Transmitter Caution status with ODC app.