This article will walk you through the steps to setup and configure your Surface Mount with Buttons onto a network. For specific setup instruction for a particular control system please refer to specific control system in the
After connecting your Surface Mount with Buttons System to the local network by plugging in a CAT5e or CAT6 into the IPORT PoE Splitter (70718), download the Fing App on any iOS device. Make sure the device is connected to the Wireless Access Point of the network your surface Mount with Buttons System is plugged into. Use the Fing App to find the Surface Mount device (manufacturer will show as "IPORT"). Note the IP address assigned to the device.
Next, use any web browser on any device connected to the same network as your Surface Mount with Buttons System and type the IP address of the Surface Mount device into the URL bar and click "browse". The iPort Configuration Utility will appear. You can use this utility to give your Surface Mount device a unique name, set Static IP address, set the LED backlight color and brightness, and save settings to the device. After this, note the IP address you've assigned to the device and you an begin programming.
In your control system, download and/or install the Surface Mount Buttons driver / module. The control system will need to know certain information about your device: IP address, comm port (10001), and button configuration.
When a button is pressed, the button number in the JSON string will correlate with the number on the button out of the box. You can use Press and Press & Hold button states to trigger commands in your control system. You can always use a debugger or a command prompt with Telnet and view IP strings as they come in from the Surface Mount with Buttons device if you like.