Add New Devices

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Adding devices

When setting up new devices ensure the device is connected to the computer and click "auto detect" this will detect the connected device and once selected will populate the relevant fields in the form for you if this information is available. If no information is populated go through the following steps to manually configure the fields below to finish registering the device.

 

If you cannot find this information in the device user manual or supporting documents please contact the vendor to request this.

 

 Once all information is entered, click save

 

Field Definition Purpose Example Where to Find Information
Device name (required) A unique identifier for the connected device. To provide a distinct label for device management. "Balance123" Assigned by the administrator during device registration.
Device type Category or classification of the connected hardware. To categorize and differentiate between device types. "Caliper" Assigned by the administrator during device registration.
USB Vendor ID Unique identifier for the manufacturer of the USB device. To uniquely identify the manufacturer for system recognition. "1234" Usually  retrieved from the device upon clicking “auto-detect”
Vendor name Name of the manufacturer of the connected USB device. To display the manufacturer's name for reference. "XYZ Corporation" Name of the manufacturer is often visible on the device.
USB Product ID Unique identifier for the specific model or product of the USB device. To uniquely identify the specific model of the connected device. "5678" Usually retrieved from the device upon clicking “auto-detect”
Product name Name or model of the specific connected USB device. To display the name or model of the connected device for reference. "Precision Caliper 2000" Usually marked on the device or related documentation, this can be user defined for easy identification. 
Baud rate (required) Speed at which data is transferred between the device and virtual serial port. To define communication speed for accurate data transfer. "9600" Usually provided in the device handbook or by contacting the manufacturer.
Data bits Number of bits used for data transmission. To specify the number of bits used for accurate data transmission. "8" Usually provided in the device handbook or by contacting the manufacturer.
Stop bits Number of bits used to indicate the end of a data frame. To specify the number of bits used to indicate the end of data transmission. "1" Usually provided in the device handbook or by contacting the manufacturer.
Parity (required) Error-checking method for communication. To define the error-checking method for accurate communication. "Even" Usually provided in the device handbook or by contacting the manufacturer.
Flow control (required) Mechanism to control the rate of data transmission. To specify the mechanism used to control the rate of data transmission. "None" Usually provided in the device handbook or by contacting the manufacturer.
Termination character (required) Specific character indicating the end of a data packet. To define the character used to signal the end of a data packet. "Carriage return"  Usually provided in the device handbook or by contacting the manufacturer.
Response type (required) Format in which the device sends data back to the system. To specify the format in which the connected device sends data. "Number"

Usually provided in the device handbook or by contacting the manufacturer.

Text is typically used for ID scanners and Number for data capture hardware.  

 


 

Amending Device information

Click on the device name from the devices table to reopen the settings modal to make appropriate changes to the device setup.  Once all information is entered, click save.

 

Delete devices using the bulk actions menu option for "Delete device"

 

 

 

 

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