Read more about KNX driver here: http://wiki2.iridiummobile.net/KNX

Stages of making a project to control KNX equipment with the help of iRidium Server:
1. Creation of a server project. Import of control channels, setup of connection to equipment. Creation of script scenes, setup of record to the database.
2. Creation of panel project connected to a server project. Creation of a graphic interface of the project. Connection of a graphic interface to channels and control tags.
3. Uploading of a server project onto the server.
4. Uploading of a panle project into the client.

For fast transition from version 2.2. to the server version use a project created earlier in iRidium GUI Editor.

Projects to study: a server project and a panel project connected with it:
KNX server.sirpz
KNX project.irpz

1. Make a server project

More about creation of a server project here

1. Create a file of a server project

Select "New Server Project" in the menu.


2. Name the project

Give a name to the server project or leave a default one.

3. Enter settings of connection to the server

Enter the basic information about the project and settings of connection to the server (can be input later).



Input fields in the Settings section for more convenient work:
  • Server host - IP address of the server
  • Server port - port of connection to the server (by default: 30464)
  • Login (function under development) - login to connect panels to the server
  • Password (function under development) - password to connect panels to the server
  • System ID (function under development) - a unique identificator of a server, that will be used in push-notification system and in DDNS server.
On the stage of making panel projects, connected to your server project, these settings are automatically imported. You don't have to input them manually in each panel project.
You can read about the other fields here.

4. Go to I/O tab

(more about tabs here):
Project Overview allows you to move among windows of server settings:

Editor window Server Project Overview.png

Project Overview:
  • I/O - inputs/outputs; opens server tags and driver tags for editing.
  • Config - settings of a server project







5. Add KNX driver to the project

KNX driver is usually added with the help of Import function. A project created in ETS, as well as *.irpz file created in iRidium GUI Editor (if you have a ready set installation with KNX equipment) can be imported.

Access to import function is done from File->Import menu and with the help of Import function in the DRIVERS panel:



6. Input connection settings to equipment:

If you imported drivers from *.irpz project created earlier in iRidium GUI Editor, the settings are already filled in.


Input connection settings to the controlled equipment in the DRIVERS tab:

  • Name - name of a controlled device (any name)
  • Debug Level - notifications that are recorded in the server log
  • Local Connection - fill in the list of settings connection, it's unique for each driver


7. Setup commands to control equipment and feedback channels:

Setup commands and feedback channels in DRIVERS panel the same way it is done in Project Device Panel tab of a panel project. The manual on KNX driver is in Wiki V.2

If you imported a project created earlier, commands and feedback channels are already set.


7. Setup server channels and tags assigned to the driver:


A server channel (for recording) or server tag (for reading) is formed for each command and feedback channel in IRIDIUM SERVER panel. iRidium Server driver is formed on their basis, and each control panel that will connect to this server, will address these channels and tags.

Fields of a Server channel that can be set up (for writing):

  • Name - short name (by default: name of a driver command)
  • Full Name - full name of a server channel to call from script
  • Description - description (optional)
  • Script - do JavaScript function without agruments each time when a channel is activated
Fields of a Server tag that can be set up (for reading):

  • Name - short name (by default: name of driver feedback channel)
  • Full Tag Name - full name of a server tag to call from script
  • Description - description (optional)
  • Store In DB - saving all changed values in the database
  • Access - type of variable: Public - can be changed from a control panel, Private - can be changed from the server
  • Deadband - measurement inaccuracy, that is not take into account when making a chart on the basis of tag data.For example, if Deadband is 0.5, change of variable by 0.3 is not displayed in the chart in the client-app.
  • Script - do JavaScript function each time when a tag is activated.
!In the current beta version of iRidium Studio there is no capability to synchronize names of drivers, channels and tags, sso give them final names during current setting. As, when you start making a panel project and after it decide to give another name to a driver, channels or tags in IRIDIUM SERVER panel during synchronization they will be added as a new driver, a new channel or new feedback and you'll have to assign them to graphical items of an interface one more time.

8. Create Virtual Variables (optional):

Virtual variables (Virtual) are variables, where any data, received as a result of script work (numbers, lines, arrays) can be recorded. Virtual variables are available for editing from a control panel.

  • VIrtual > Channels - variables available for writing
  • VIrtual > Tags - variables available for reading
For example, let's create 2 virtual server channels (named External KNX IP and Internal KNX IP), when they are activated they'll call SetParameters function and switch driver settings from external to internal and visa versa. Let's also create a virtual server tag - "Status", where text from a script is recorded:

1. Create 2 virtual channels and 1 virtual tag with the right mouse button:



2. Go to JS Editor. Create a script file with required functions:
function External_KNX_IP()
{
 IR.Log("External KNX IP"); //puts into the server log
 IR.GetDevice("KNX").SetParameters({Host: "192.168.0.152", Port: "3671", ConnectTime: "120000", SendTime: "0", PingTime: "60000"}); // changes settings of connection to the driver
 IR.SetVariable("Server.Tags.Status","We try to connect to External KNX IP"); //records text into Status virtual tag
};
function Internal_KNX_IP()
{
 IR.Log("Internal KNX IP"); //puts into the server log
 IR.GetDevice("KNX").SetParameters({Host: "213.114.30.30", Port: "3671", ConnectTime: "120000", SendTime: "0", PingTime: "60000"}); // changes settings of connection to the driver
 IR.SetVariable("Server.Tags.Status","We try to connect to Internal KNX IP"); //records text into Status virtual tag
};
3. Select the required function for both commands in the Script field of the required command.



The test project has examples how to make the following functions SetParameters and Connect, Disconnect to the driver.

9. Write Required Script (optional).

Read here how to call channels and tags of a server project.

10. Save a Project.

KNX server.sirpz

2. Make a panel project


1. Add server channels and tags to a panel project

СThere are several ways to do it:

1. Make a panel project from a server project

1. Open your server project. Click with a right mouse button on the project name and select "Create Panel Project".



2. Name a panel project.
3. iRidium Server driver is in "Project Device Panel" of a panel project, The driver has connection settings to a server project (if you set them before), as well as all channels and tags.

2. Synchronize iRidium Server driver with an existing panel project

1. Open a server project in iRidium Studio.
2. Make a new panel project or open an existing panel project in iRidium Studio.
3. iRidium Server driver can be added to a panel project:


4. Choose your server project as the source of iRidium Server driver:

  1. Select iRidium Server driver in "Project Device Panel".
  2. Press ... in Source Project line of the driver settings.
  3. Select the required server project in the list.
  4. Press ОК.
5. Synchronize the driver with the server project:


  1. Select iRidium Server driver in "Project Device Panel"
  2. Press Synchronization icon.
  3. Agree with the synchronization request.
Location of iRidium Server channels and tags:


1 - Driver Tokens are driver variables, they display connection status to the driver. The driver variables are available only for reading:
  • Online - connection status to the driver (Online/Offline = 1/0)
  • Status - connection status to the driver (Offline/Connecting/Online/Waiting = 0...3)
  • Host - domain name of a remote system доменное имя удаленной системы
  • IP - IP-address of a control panel
  • Port - local client port for connection to a remote device
  • HostIP - IP-address of a remote system, to which iRidium App is connected
  • HostPort - port of a remote system to which iRidium App is connected
  • ServerName - name of a server
  • ServerModel - model of a server
  • ServerHWID - identificator of a server
  • ServerFamily - family code of the operation system
  • ServerArch - code of architecture (1 - x86; 2 - x64-86; 3 - ARM32)
  • ServerFamillyName - family name of operation system
  • ServerArchName - architecture name of operation system
  • ServerOsName - full name of operation system
  • ServerVersion - version of a server
2. Channels to control drivers, controlled via the server.
3. Virtual server channels.
4. Tokens of a driver, controlled via the server.
5. Feedback tags of drivers controlled via the server.
6. Virtual server tags.

!Don't make new commands and feedback channels in iRidium Server driver in a panel project. They won't be saved in a server project during synchronization and won't work.

Parameters of a server command in a panel project:
Name - name of channel. It has the following format "Driver name.Channel name"

Parameters of a server tag in a panel project:
Name - name of tag. It has the following format "Driver name.Tag name"
Save Value When Disconnect - saving the last received tag value on the button, when connection to the server is lost. (True - save value on the item; False - set value to 0);

2. Assign commands to graphical items

Driver commands and feedback, as well as driver tokens are assigned to graphical items the way it is done with all other drivers according to the manual at iRidiumWiki.

Virtual server channels are assigned as SendNumber with empty Value field.


cVirtual server tags are assigned as As Value or As Text, depending on the purpose.

3. Synchronize a server and a panel project during work

If you want to correct a server project during your work at a panel project, you'll have to synchronize these projects.

In the current iRidium Studio version synchronization can:
+ add new channels and tags from a server project;

synchronization can't:
- update names of drivers, server channel and server tag (if you change the name of an existing channel or tag, it will be added again with a new name);
- delete channels and tags in a panel project, if they are deleted from a server project;

Synchronization process:
1. Change a server project and save it.
2. Go to a panel project connected with the server project and:


  1. Select iRidium Server driver in "Project Device Panel".
  2. Press Synchronization icon.
  3. Agree with the Synchronization request.
Panel project for testing: KNX project.irpz

When a server project and a panel project are fully ready, they have to be uploaded to the server and to panels. .

How to upload a server project onto iRidium Server

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