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The Connections Overview

The Connection view has three tabs each with specific connections. Clicking one of the tab's will navigate to the its specific page.

  • Network Green-GO devices connected via ethernet
  • USB Green-GO devices connected via USB
  • Applications Green-GO applications connected via network

Network view

The Network view gives an overview of devices connected to the Green-GO network and displays information about these devices as well as their current connection status.

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Config Members

For devices to be connected to the Green-GO Control software, they need to be a member of the same config. To make a device a member of a config, it can either be adopted to the current config loaded in Green-GO Control or join the config that is loaded on a device on the network.

Adopt Devices

to adopt one or multiple Not adopted device(s) to the current config file:

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  • Tick their corresponding checkboxes
  • Click the ADOPT button
  • Click YES on the popup to adopt the selected devices
  • The device status will then change to connected

Attention

  • Adopting a device will stop a device from being able to communicate in its current config
  • Adopting a device will result in the current config of a device being overwritten
  • All devices and the Green-GO control software need to be member of the same config to be able to communicate

Join a Config

To join a config that is currently on one or multiple device(s) on the Green-GO network;

  • Select one of the devices that has the required config
  • Click the JOIN button
  • Click YES on the popup to join the config on the selected device
  • The status of all devices with the same config will change to connected

Attention

  • Joining the config of a device will load that config into the Green-GO Control software
  • The current config will be overwritten - make sure previous changes have been saved
  • All devices and the Green-GO Control software need to be in the same config to be able to communicate

Edit a Device

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Device specific settings can be changed by selecting the device and clicking the Edit button or double-clicking the device. Doing this prompts a popup window with multiple tabs where properties of the device can be altered.

The name of a device changed by regardless of the selected tab.

Naming Devices

It is advised to name your devices unique and logical for easy identification.

IP settings

The network settings can be changed by selecting the IP settings tab.

The default Green-GO IP setting is Dynamic. If a DHCP server is present on the network, it will assign an IP address to the devices. If no DHCP server is present, the devices will get a link local self assigned IP address in the 169.254.xxx.xxx range with a subnet of 255.255.0.0. Static addressing is also possible. Make sure all devices and computers are in the same subnet with the same subnet mask and have unique IP addresses.

Cloud

The Cloud tab allows to point the device to the Cloud service to setup remote bridged connections with the Cloud connection method

The available options are:

  • Default DNS The device will use the default domain names to resolve the cloud services IP addresses
  • Custom DNS The device will use a user definable domain names to resolve the cloud services IP addresses
  • IP Address The device will use the set IP addresses to connect to the cloud services.

The resolved addresses will be displayed when available

Connection

The connection tab allows to setup a device for a remote bridged connection. For a local setup within a local network this needs to be set to Local

The available option are:

  • Local The default connection mode, devices are able to communicate within a local network
  • Direct IP Used to connect to a bridge on a remote Green-GO system via the IP Connection Method
  • Search IP Used to connect to a bridge on a local routed Green-GO system via the seach IP Connection Method
  • Cloud ID Used to connect to a bridge on a remote Green-GO system via the Cloud Connection Method

Multi port devices will have a connection tab for each of their ports, named Port 1, Port 2 ect. Allowing to setup remote connections for each port individually

Remove Offline Network Items

Clicking the REMOVE OFFLINE button will remove all devices that do not have a current online status. devices which are currently offline and are connected again later on with the same config will be added again and are still member of the config.

Update Network Items

the UPDATE button will give a dropdown with the following options:

Scan

The Scan action will first remove offline devices, followed by an additional network discovery to detect devices that are unreachable in boot mode or running V4 firmware. Boot mode and V4 devices can be updated with a firmawre update. for unreachable devices the IP settings need to be checked

Firmware update

The firmware update option will open the firmware update wizard for the firmware update process.

Default config

The Default config will store the current loaded config file as default config which can be loaded from the devices Config menu. For example to store as Company default starting point to be able to always load this as Quickstart without the need of the software.

Encrypt

The Encrypt option will open the encryption wizard to encrypt the communication within a Green-GO system. NOTE all devices in the system need to be encrypted with the same key.

Device Status

All devices on the Green-GO network are assigned a status, indicated both in text and color. Below is a rundown of the statuses used.

Color status description
Gray Not Found This device is not seen on the network but has been seen in a previous session
Orange Unreachable The device is seen on the network but there is an issue - Check ip settings
Red Not adopted and lost A not adopted device is not seen on the network anymore
Red Lost An adopted device is not seen on the network anymore
Gray Found This device is seen on the network. status is being checked
Blue Not adopted This device is not adopted and seen on the network
Blue Verified All device data is known in Green-GO control
Dark Green Adopting This device is told to join the config
Dark Green Connect This Adopted device is joining the config and syncing data
Dark Green Connecting This Adopted device has joined the config and is connecting to Green-GO control
Green Connected This Adopted device is connected to Green-GO control
Purple Boot Mode This device is detected in boot mode
Purple Firmware Update This device's firmware is being updated

USB view

The USB view gives an overview of all USB devices connected to one of the instances of Green-GO control running the same config and displays information about these devices as well as their current connection status.

Edit a USB device

Device specific settings can be changed by selecting the device and clicking the Edit button or double-clicking the device. Doing this prompts a popup window with multiple tabs where properties of the device can be altered.

The name of a device changed by regardless of the selected tab.

Naming Devices

It is advised to name your devices unique and logical for easy identification.

Usb tabs

The available tabs of USB devices are dependant on the device type connected.

  • IP settings
  • Cloud
  • Dect

Remove Offline USB Devices

Clicking the REMOVE OFFLINE button will remove all devices that do not have a current online status.

Update USB Devices

the UPDATE button will give a dropdown with the following options:

USB Firmware update

The firmware update option will open the firmware update wizard for the firmware update process.

USB Encrypt

If available for the connected device type the Encrypt option will open the encryption wizard to encrypt the communication within a Green-GO system. NOTE all devices in the system need to be encrypted with the same key.

USB status

All USB devices in Green-GO control are assigned a status, indicated both in text and color. Below is a rundown of the statuses used.

Color status description
Red Lost This USB device is not connected anymore
Green Connected This USB device is connected to Green-GO control
Purple Boot Mode This USB device is detected in boot mode
Purple Firmware Update This USB device's firmware is being updated

Applications view

The Client view gives an overview of Green-GO control instances connected to the Green-GO network and displays information about these instances as well as their current connection status.

Remove Offline Applications

Clicking the REMOVE OFFLINE button will remove all Applications that do not have a current online status.

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