The Configuration Tool is a software that allows you to easily and quickly configure the Domatica Quantum System (DQS) devices. It has a builtin device library that is constantly increasing, that allows you to use a large number of sensors, actuators, meters, protocols, etc, with Domatica Quantum System.
You can Download this tool from here.
1.1.Create a Workspace
A “Branch”, like in a tree, is one part of you project, that must have, at least, one Quantum Node, but can have several Quantum Nodes, when these are connected using DomatiCAN Bus.
To create a new Branch, open your Domatica Tool and create a new Branch, using the “Add” button above the “Branch” area.
Then, name the Branch and add the modules for this Branch by clicking the “Add” button and inserting the Quantum Node serial number.
Click “OK” twice and you have created your Branch.
You can change all network configurations in your Quantum Node like DHCP, IP Address, Netmask, Default Gateway, Server IP Address, ports, etc.
To do that, edit your Branch by clicking twice in the branch or selecting the branch and clicking the “Edit” button (Pencil). Then, to edit, Select Quantum Node serial number and click the “Edit” button (Pencil).
Click on “Discover” button to find your Quantum Node and its network configurations. When the Quantum Node is found, the fields will be completed automatically. Now you can change all the settings and to save them to the Quantum Node, click “Set” button. Click “OK” to exit the Network Configurations.
In this window you can also change the GPRS settings, when available in your hardware.
To do that, activate GPRS communications by selecting the GPRS box and insert the APN , User and Password. You can get this information from your Service Provider or by searching the web for the APN list. (Example: http://www.hw-group.com/products/HWg-Ares/HWg-Ares_GSM_APN_en.html).
FOR THE GPRS SETTINGS TO TAKE ACTION YOU HAVE TO DEPLOY ALL THE CONFIGURATION AND REBOOT THE QUANTUM NODE.
For the DQN to send its data, user must define the IP address or DNS address and port of the server who will receive the communications.
For that, in the Configuration Tool we have the “Services” where you can configure up to 3 services for the DQN to communicate.
Select the Branch and click edit button (or click twice in the branch) and next to the “Network Configuration” button you have the “Services” button.
Then you will enter new window called “Services Setup” where you can set the DQC Service as follows:
Activate the Service by clicking the check box and fill the fields available with the following information:
Service Name: Domatica Quantum Cloud
Service Host Address: dqc.domaticasolutions.com
Initial Cipher: [leave blank]
Retry Interval: 30
1.4.Add Modbus Devices
Select the Branch you want to configure and add a new device by clicking the “Add” button on the right side of the Tool.
Then, select the Modbus device you want to add and and click “Add” button.
In the next window, name the Modbus Device and check the Modbus settings. These must coincide with the settings in the Modbus equipment.
If you are using a Modbus TCP/IP equipment, change the communication channel to TCP and check the TCP settings.
Enable or disable the registers on the list, by clicking the “Enable” checkbox.
Click “Ok” and you have created your Modbus device.
1.5.Add KNX Systems
With the Configuration Tool, you will be able to control and monitor KNX Systems using Quantum Node, by adding them to the Configuration Tool. This is made based on ETS configuration files .esf and .knxproj.
First you must choose the “KNX Hints File” language. This file will help to assign the functions to the group addresses. You must choose the language in wich the ETS programming was made.
Go to Settings tab, “KNX Hints File” and chose a language from the list. This language is the language used in your ETS Programming file.
Select the Branch and add a new device by clicking the “Add” button on the right side of the Tool.
Then, on “KNX”, select what version of ETS Project you want to import and click “Add” button.
In the next window, click on “Import”, navigate to the wanted ETS project file and click open.
Validate Group Address Function, Description, Data Size, Flags and Enable or Disable group addresses, and click “Ok”.
If you have only one KNX/IP Interface in your network, select “Auto IP Interface” and the system will find it and connect automatically, if you have more than one, insert its IP Address and port correctly.
Click “Next” and you you will see a list of all the software devices created.
Check if everything is according to your needs and click “OK” to finish adding KNX System.
1.6.Add HDL BusPro System
Select the branch you want to configure, and on the right side, click the ‘Add’ icon.
When the branch window appears, select ‘Buspro Wizard’, and then click on the ‘Add’ icon.
The Buspro Wizard window will then open. In the window select the ‘Modules’ tab, and then input the name of your project, the Buspro Network IP address, and port number into the provided fields.
To add a Buspro Module select the module from the provided product “Module Types” list, and then click on the ‘Add’ button. The added module can then have its description and information modified in the “Modules” Table.
In the ‘Zones’ tab you can create a specific zone for your project, enabling your Buspro devices to be effectively organized.
- New Root – Creates a new root
- New – Creates a new zone or Sub-zone under the Root or Zone
- Edit – Edit the selected root or zone
- Delete – deletes the selected root or zone
Using the ‘Devices’ tab, you can add a connected device to a Buspro module.
In the next window click on the “Select” tab to select the resource for this device, and then click “Ok” and “Finish”.
1.7.Add Control Devices
Select the Branch to add the device and click Add Device Button.
Navigate to “Control” and select the type of control device you want to add and click “Add” button.
In the next window, rename your device and select the output where the control device is connected and click “Ok”.
1.8.Add Metering Devices
Select the Branch to add the device and click the “Add Device” button and in the next window, select the type of metering device you want to add and click “Add” button.
In the next window, rename your device and select the input where the control device is connected and click “Ok”. If you want, you can also change other properties for this device.
1.9.Add Metering With Control
This option is only to use when you have an On/Off controlled circuit with a CT from Domatica measuring its consumption.
Select the Branch to add the device and click Add Device Button. Then, on “Metering With Control”, select the type of device you want to add and click “Add” button.
In the next window, rename your device and select the input and output where the control device is connected and click “Ok”. If you want, you can also change other properties for this device.
To check the information from the connected modules, select the Branch and click on the Information Button.
Then choose whether it is on a local network, or in a remote location (e.g. trough the web). If your PC is in the same network (same IP range) select “Local Network” and hit “Get”. If you PC is on a different network (different IP range), insert remote IP address and remote port and hit “Get”.
When you finish adding devices, the newly modified configuration must be sent to the modules.
To do this select the modified branch, and then click on the ‘Deploy’ button.
After the ‘Deploy’ button has been clicked, you must choose if you are deploying using a “Local Network” (PC and Quantum Node on the same local network and same IP range), or a “Remote Location” (deploying through the web or to different IP range network).
After this has been done, in the “Server” settings, you must select “Keep current configuration” if you have made changes to the default network configuration, or “Set default configuration” to use default settings.
Also, if you are not using a software that updates the date and time of the Quantum Node, you must synchronize UTC by selecting from the list, the correct time zone.
You also have a “Project Resume” where you can see your branch information such as:
- Total number of modules;
- Modules Serial numbers;
- Modbus Registers used;
- KNX Group Addresses used;
- HDL/BusPro Registers used;
- Inputs and Outputs used;
- Total number of software Tags/Devices
Click Deploy to send the configuration to Quantum Node System, and when the message “Deployment Process Finished” is displayed on the screen, you have successfully configured your system.