Supported hardware and firmwareCloud Logging via the IXrouter's Digital Input (DI) is supported on the IXrouter3 in firmware 3.10 and up. Please upgrade your firmware if you are running an older version.
The first step in Cloud Logging is setting up a data source. This is done by selecting a communication protocol and defining the variables. This article shows you how to do this for communication via a digital signal, using the IXrouter's Digital Input (DI). View the installation manual for wiring information.
- Select a communication protocol
- Add variable
- Test variables
- Manage variables (export, duplicate, remove)
Select a communication protocol
You first have to select a communication protocol. This is the protocol that the IXrouter will use to communicate with the target (i.e. PLC).
- Go to [Devices] in the main menu, select the concerning device, open its [Services] tab, and press [Add service].
- Name the target(i.e. PLC1), enter the target's IP address, and press [Next].
- Select your service type: [Data source].
- Select the communication protocol "SMTP / GPIO". Press [Add].
Once you've added a Data Source and selected a communication protocol, you can add the IXrouter's Digital Input as variable. This is done in the configurator tool, specifically designed to quickly add, duplicate, import, export, and remove variables.
- Go to [Devices] in the main menu, select the concerning device, open its [Services] tab, and edit the target's services.
- Select [Data source]and press [Open configurator].
- To add a variable press [Add variable]and then [Add new variable].
- Enter the variable's name, type, communication protocol, and press [Add]. The image below contains explanatory text for each text field.
Temporary disconnectAfter this next step, the config push, the device will temporarily disconnect to reconfigure its network settings and will automatically reconnect. This may take a minute.
- Finally, press [Push changes]in the config tab to complete the setup.
The test utility is used to check if all the added variables are set correctly. It shows the status of every variable and displays the variables' latest values if everything is configured correctly. If not, it'll show an error message.
- In the configurator press [Run test].
When the variables are set correctly, the test result should look like this. It will also reflect live changes in the value of the digital input.
You can view all defined variables in a list view or table view .
Multiple variables can be selected by pressing the icon on the left. These can then be removed , duplicated , or exported to a CSV file .