Here's a video overview on how to register and configure your Ethernet Edge Device through the MachineMetrics Mobile App:
As a first step, you will need to download the MachineMetrics Edge Setup Application from the App Store. This requires an iOS device, such as an iPhone or an iPad. Android devices will be supported in the near future.
Download the MachineMetrics Mobile Application:
1.) The app can be found by typing “MachineMetrics” or “Edge Devices Setup” in the search field.
2.) Once you have located it, tap the ‘get button’ to download and install the application.
3.) Once the app has fully downloaded, click on the icon to open it.
4.) Login to the mobile application using your MachineMetrics credentials.
The Edge Device Setup app scans for Edge devices using bluetooth, so be sure that bluetooth capabilities are turned on before scanning for devices. Since the app uses bluetooth to connect to the Edge Device, it is not necessary for an edge device to be connected directly into an ethernet port, it only needs to be powered on.
Locate your Edge Device:
1.) Tap "Start Scanning" to find any provisioned Edge devices in range.
2.) If the scan does not discover any device, double check that your Edge Device is turned on. If the mobile app is still not locating your edge device, please contact machinemetrics support.
3.) Once the app discovers any Edge Devices within range, it will display the device’s serial number. The number displayed on the app is identical to the serial number printed on the underside of the Edge Device.
4.) Tap the serial number on the screen to proceed with the configuration.
Edge Device Registration:
After selecting your Edge Device, the next screen gives you the option to set the name of the edge device as it will display on the MachineMetrics Browser Application. We recommend that the name be set to the serial number printed on the underside of the device.
1.) Enter the name of your edge device as you would prefer it to be displayed.
2.) Tap on Choose a Company.
3.) Your company name will appear on the next screen.
4.) Click on your company name to complete your Edge Device Registration.
Once both the device’s name and company have been set, tap on “Continue.” The next screen will have options to configure the using the two ethernet ports or the wireless settings.
Please note: this article details how to configure Edge Devices with an ethernet connection. Configuring an Edge Device with a WiFi connection is covered in this article.
When configuring an edge device via ethernet you will need to configure either one or both of these ports depending on your integration. Please work with your IT department to determine your preferred settings and configurations.
Ethernet 1 refers to the ethernet port on the inside of the device, whereas Ethernet 2 will refer to the outer port.
Ethernet 1 should be used to connect to the corporate network and to the internet.
Ethernet 2 should be used to connect directly to a machine.
Configuring Ethernet 1 via DHCP
MachineMetrics edge devices all ship with DHCP set as their default. If your network is set to DHCP at your site, Ethernet 1 will automatically configure the moment it is connected.
If your IT department prefers that you use static IPs however, please follow the instructions below.
Configuring Ethernet 1 Manually
1.) Tap on Configure IP Manually
2.) Tap on IP Address and specify the desired static IP provided by your IT department.
3.) The onsite IP range, subnet mask, and router must be determined before attempting to configure any of the following settings. Your IT department will be able to provide you with this information.
4.) Once you’ve gathered this information, manually enter your subnet mask and router. The MAC address will already be filled in. The MAC Address is useful when communicating to the onsite IT department, it allows the network to identify the Edge Device when it connects, and grants it access. Each port will have a unique MAC Address.
5.) Once completed, hit ‘apply’.
Configuring Ethernet 2
When configuring the Edge to communicate directly with a machine via Ethernet 2, all that is needed is a static IP and subnet mask.This too can be provided by your IT department.
If you have any questions, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.