How to access or display the AIR-TAG dashboard via a LAN connection
The AIR-TAG displays or visualizes it's data via a dashboard. When the monitoring solution is connected to the cloud, (via an Airmatics gateway) the dashboard can be accessed by logging into the Aircloud platform (https://aircloud.airmatics.net/) and navigating to the corresponding device.
When your monitoring solution is not connected to the cloud, you have the possibility to display the dashboard of your -TAGS via a connection to the local LAN network of the facility. In this case, your PC is connected to the office LAN, and at the same time the -TAG is also connected to the same LAN network.
The local dashboard feature was implemented in firmware version 18.104.22.168, of which the production date started on 31/08/2021. In other words, if you have a device that was produced before this date, it does not support the local dashboard feature yet.
1. Gathering the information
- The -TAG device type (part number), and the -TAG ID are required to establish the connection.
- The -TAG production date is required to verify if it supports the local dashboard feature or not.
- Locate the sticker / label, attached to the -TAG.
- Make note of the device type (part number)
- Make note of the device ID.
- Make note of the production date.
- If the device was produced before 31/08/2021, it requires a software update to enable the 'local dashboard feature'
2. Network & Internet settings.
- Navigate to your PC's (ethernet) connection settings.
- Locate the connection that is connected to the -Tag.
- When unsure, connect & disconnect the LAN connection to the -TAG. While looking at your connections. The connection status will change accordingly. The connection that is influenced by those changes, is the one you need to configure.
- Set the 'Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) properties of the relevant connection to 'Obtain automatically'
3. Navigating to the local offline dashboard
- Open your webbrowser. Preferable google Chrome.
- Insert the correct text in the address navigation bar.
- Type in the address of the device's local offline dashboard as described here below
- In the above example, this results in: http://Y18TICS78-74402085.local:50080
- The devices local offline dashboard should now be displayed.
1. The connection does not establish. 'This site can not be reached'
- Verify that there is a valid connection between the -TAG and the local LAN network.
- Check the validity of the hardware cable. If unsure, try out a second cable that is verified to be working correctly.
- Take a look at the diagnostic LED's on the RJ45 connector, both on the -TAG, and on the port of the local LAN.
- When a valid connection is established:
- The green LED is solid.
- The amber LED is flashing.
- Invalid connections:
- When both LED's are off, the RJ45 connector is broken, in this case, purchase a new device.
- The green LED is solid, the amber LED is off. In this case, the RJ45 connector is valid, but there is no communication on the network.
- Verify that there is a valid connection between your PC and the local LAN network.
- Verify the network connection adapter settings.
- Verify that the text, inserted into the webbrowser address bar is correct.
- Power cycle (or reboot) the -TAG.
- If active, disable your PC's WIFI connection.
- Refresh your browser.
The local (office) LAN network requires a DHCP server to be able to access the -TAG local offline dashboard.
A connection can only be established when both the -TAG and PC are connected to the local LAN network. Making a direct connection to the -TAG without the -TAG being connected to the local LAN network, will not work.