Adding Controllers
Posted by Leanne Lloyd-Fairey on 06 November 2014 03:29 PM

IMPORTANT! To add a controller to BaseManager, the controller must have an active communication option such as Wi-Fi, Cell Modem, or Ethernet Radio, and the controller must be connected to BaseManager over the Internet.

After a controller connects to BaseManager, but before it has been added to a company and a site in BaseManager, the controller displays a PIN.

BaseStation 3200 V12 Controller

The PIN displays in pop-up message as shown in the illustration. Write down the PIN paying careful attention to the upper and lower case letters.

If you need the MAC address for the BaseStation 3200 controller, turn the controller's dial to the Network position, and then press the Enter button to select the BaseManager Server Setup option. The MAC address is recorded on that screen.

BaseStation 1000 Controller

The PIN displays in a message, but after that message box is dismissed from the display, you can find the PIN on the BaseManager Info screen. To display this screen, press the System Setup button. Press the ↓ button to highlight the Network Setup option, and then press OK. Press the ↓ button to highlight the BaseManager Info option, and then press OK. The PIN displays on the last line as shown in the illustration.

Write down the PIN paying careful attention to the upper and lower case letters. If you need the MAC address of the BaseStation 1000 controller, it is recorded in the MAC field on this screen.

To add a controller to BaseManager

BaseManager users with Site Manager or Company Admin accounts can access the BaseManager Administration interface and add controllers to sites within the company.

  1. After you have logged into BaseManager, click the Menu icon in the upper-left corner of the page.
  2. In the menu, click Administration.
  3. In the next menu, click Administration again. The BaseManager Administration interface opens in a new browser tab.
  4. In the My Company Admin menu on the left side of the page, position the cursor on My Controllers. In the expanded menu, click Add a New Controller. The Authorize a Controller by PIN page displays.
  5. Click the drop-down arrow in the Choose Site field, and then click the site that you want this controller to be associated with.
  6. In the Enter PIN field, highlight the default text in the field, and then type the PIN for the controller that you want to Add/Authorize.

Note: Remember that the PIN is case sensitive. You must type the uppercase and lowercase letters exactly as they were displayed on the controller.

  1. Click the check boxes for the users who should have access to this controller, and then click the Authorize Controller button. The success message displays.
  2. Click the button to Further Customize this Controller.
  3. In the Friendly Name field, type a descriptive name for the controller that helps you identify it in the field.

Note: Limit the number of characters in the friendly name to 32 characters (BaseStation 1000) or 42 characters (BaseStation 3200). If you enter a longer name, the controller will automatically shorten it, and then pass the new version back to BaseManager.

  1. Accurately complete the Country, State, City, Zip, and Street fields in order to have this controller display on the map in the proper location.
  2. Click the drop-down arrow in the TimeZone field and choose the correct time zone for the location of the controller. Setting this field accurately will ensure that the controller will always have the correct time while it is connected to BaseManager.

Note: If the controller that you added does not show up in the list under the menu on the left side of the map, you might need to refresh the web page. Click Ok when the browser displays a message about resending the data.