Configuration

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The configuration window is where you setup the server so it knows what Dupline Masters it should expect to be communicating with, as well as which areas to associated them with.

 

Initial Setup

 

a)First, you will need to create your areas, as each Master must be associated with an area. Do this by clicking the Add Area button.
 
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Enter a name for the area and press OK. It is also possible to make areas within areas. For example, in the the examples used here, the carpark is divided by it's level, which in turn are subdivided by color zones.
 

b)Now that your areas are configured, you can add Masters. Do so by clicking on the area you want to add a Master to and clicking the Add Master button.
 
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The dialog that appears has the following fields:
 
Name
The name by which the Master will be referenced. This is, for example, what is shown client-side if there is a Master alarm.
 
Address
The Master Address
 
Number of sensors
The number of space sensors attached to the Master. If the Master is being fully utilized the number of sensors will be 120 (60 when in 3 color mode).
Note: If the number you enter is less than 120 (60 when in 3 color mode), the sensors must be connected starting from Dupline Address A1.
For example, if a Master only has two 2 color sensors connected, they must be connected on Dupline Address A1 and A2.
 
3 color
Indicates whether sensors connected to the Master supports 3 colors; Red, Green and Yellow.
When checked the maximum number of sensors is limited to 60 because each 3 color sensor uses two Dupline Addresses.
 

 
Press OK. If the values entered were valid, the Master will now be added to the area. Otherwise an error message will appear, describing what went wrong.

Area settings

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After the initial setup, it is possible to adjust an area's configuration. Do so by clicking on an area you wish to modify and making the desired changes in the Area settings section that appears on the right. This section has the following options:

 

Name - Here you can change the name of the area. Simply modify the name in  the field and press Save.

 

Sensor settings - Clicking this link will show all the sensors associated with the area in a Sensor settings window (described later in this chapter).

Master settings

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After the initial setup, it is possible to adjust a Master's configuration. Do so by clicking on a Master you wish to modify and making the desired changes in the Master settings section that appears on the right. This section has the following options:

 

Name - Here you can change the name by which the Master is referenced.
 
Address - Here you can change the Master Address
 
Number of sensors - Here you can update how many sensors are connected to the Master.

 

Sensor settings - Clicking this link will show all the Master's sensors in a Sensor settings window (described in the next section of this chapter).

Sensor settings

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The Sensor settings window allows you to rename individual space sensors, as well as categorize their respective spaces as being intended for the handicapped. The table fields have the following functionality:

 

Area Name - Displays the name of the area that the space sensor is associated with.

 

Master Address - Displays the Master Address of the Dupline Master the space sensor is connected to.

 

Master Name - Displays the name given to the Dupline Master that the space sensor is connected to.

 

Address - Displays the Dupline Address that the space sensor is connected to the Dupline Master on.

 

Name - Here you can view/edit the sensor name. In order to edit the name, click on the field once to select it (it will become highlighted) and then a second time to enter editing mode. Leave room between the two clicks, as a double click will not get you into editing mode. Once you have made the desired changes to the name, click on any other field to leave editing mode.
 
Handicap - Used to indicate whether the sensor's parking space is intended for the handicapped. To make the sensor's space a handicap space, check the checkbox by clicking on it. If you later wish to remove a space's handicap categorization, uncheck the checkbox.

 

Sensors that have had their settings changed will have light blue rows (as seen above). To save changes you have made, press the Save button. If you find  that you do not wish to make the changes after all, press Cancel.