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XPW System Startup Standard Work Checklist

XPoint Wireless - SensorView 13: FSE System Startup Checklist

Pre Visit – Jobsite Readiness

  1. PM has secured floorplan from contractor, 100% of barcodes on the label
  2. PM has reviewed IT connection info with owner’s IT group or engineer’s data contractor
    1. Including WiFi channels and requested Zigbee
  3. Contractor has all LEDs illuminated, XPA BRG LED on the back is on, CAT5 run to XPA BRGs and plugged in
  4. Sequence of ops, check if typicals defined in plans or FSE will use best practices / best judgment
  5. Check XPW device firmware version likely to be on site
    1. Ship dates < June 2016 guaranteed to be 2.4, will need extra time for FW updates
    2. After June 2016, read off some serial numbers and check datecode (week 1620 and up is FW 2.5)
  6. Get copy of BOM
  7. Systems that need more than 1 XPA BRG
    1. Check Sequence of ops to define how to split up RF networks, including what zones controlled by switches and sensors etc.
    2. Review device installation locations to plan how to split up RF networks beforehand

Field Tool List

  • Barcode Scanner
    • USB (Symbol/Motorola)
  • WiFi Router
  • XPA BRG
  • 12V/100Wh Battery
  • USB-Serial adapter + null modem cable
  • WiSpy
  • Make sure ASD/XML-RPC is installed properly

Jobsite Arrival

  1. Find and locate XPA BRGs, check IP settings / communication
  2. Check device firmware
    1. Open Device List webpage on all XPA BRGs to check firmware versions on device list, and also device counts
  3. If lots of devices on old firmware (0.0.0) plan to divide network using old tools (ASD)

Old XPoint Wireless Device Firmware: Divide network w/ old tools

  1. Decide if using onsite XPA BRG or Field BRG
    1. Add XPA BRG to ASD and Start UDP Broadcast
  2. Create ASD floorplan with device locations
    1. Add “Gateways” to floorplan and Configure Gateway settings
  3. ASD Preferences: Use Gateway Acknowledgements
  4. Gateway Zone Migration
    1. Do NOT deploy Gateway Zone – it could possibly join all occ and photo sensors into a single broadcast group.
    2. Go directly to sending Channel Info to all devices
    3. Check confirmation of Channel Info
    4. Use XML-RPC to Broadcast a system reboot to the entire network
  5. Deal with stragglers
    1. Resolve device IDs on floorplan that are not responding to network commands
    2. Resolve devices that you can talk to, but no floorplan ID
  6. After Migration …
    1. Move XPA BRGs to proper RF Channel/PAN for each new wireless network
    2. Check firmware on the XPA BRG / XPA GW (via web browser), update as necessary
    3. Check Device list: firmware version, how many devices now on 2.5?
    4. Debugging OAD: use PuTTy to check OADSTATUS / OADINFO

XPW Devices on New Firmware: Use SV13 to set up wireless networks

  1. nGWY2: enable Wireless Mode
  2. XPA BRG:
    1. Check firmware on the bridge (web browser), update as necessary
    2. assign nGWY IP Address via Comm Tool
  3. Determine which RF channels and PANs you want to use for each network
    1. Use WiSpy to check for highly used channels
    2. Anything that’s not a sales demo, move off of default
    3. Preference (with no WiSpy info)
      1. RF 15 / PAN 1 (0x2223)
      2. RF 20 / PAN 1 (0x2223)
      3. RF 25 / PAN 1 (0x2223)
      4. Increment PANs as needed
  4. Use SV13 to set up XPA Associations (vPorts)
    1. Make sure you are using correct XPA BRG for the device IDs you are adding (check location)
    2. Assign device label indicating location
    3. Export CSV of address table just in case
    4. Check device count of XPA BRG Associations table, does that number make sense for what you are trying to migrate?
  5. Stragglers (may have to deal with these after network migration if you are not making progress)
    1. Resolve device IDs on floorplan that are not responding to network commands
      1. Try to rescue
    2. Resolve devices that you can talk to, but no floorplan ID
      1. Curtsy to find location
    3. Verify all parameters are received successfully before you migrate
  6. Custom Security:
    1. Migrate network with default security first, resolve all communication issues
    2. Verify 100% communication, then apply custom security and migrate again
  7. After migration, verify device count in SV on XPA BRG properties page (advanced details)
  8. Label XPA BRG with device location, label XPA BRG Port names to reflect zone location
  9. Best Practice: once all devices in Tree, take SV offline and make all Settings changes offline, then connect and sync
  10. Control Channels
  11. Network Management / Settings
  12. Profiles
  13. Check if GreenScreen required

System Testing and Job Cleanup

  1. System Testing: wall switches, dimming etc
    1. Tip: Use Network Management to set Operating Mode: Commissioning Fast Response for a control zone. After testing you can use Network Management to set Operating Mode back to Normal.
  2. Mark up floorplan with notes / addresses
  3. Save copy of Database
  4. check if nFloorplan required
    1. Have contractor scan floorplan drawings
    2. If you used XML-RPC/ASD with the onsite XPA BRG

Include in FSE Report

  1. XPA BRG info
    1. Name/location
    2. IP address
    3. RF network channel and PANID
    4. Custom Security Key: note default security or password if using custom security
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