Connecting a demonstration set to your dSS¶
Connecting it all together
- Make sure you soldered the proper pins on the RS485 adaptor (There is no standard so, some devices require Pin 1 and 2 to be soldered, some Pin 1 and 6)
- Connect the 2 cables into the dSM (You might need to open the white box for this, please make sure the box is unplugged when doing this)
- Power up the demonstration set and wait until the LED on the DSM has turned green (Blue means that it is still waiting for devices to subscribe).
- Run the ds485d (from the ds485 stack package) on your PC, started from the command line with the serial device as parameter, like: 'ds485d -F /dev/ttyUSB0'.
- The ds485d requires that the host PC receives its own RS485 data packets. Either set the dip switches on your RS485 dongle accordingly, or run the ds485d with the "-L" parameter to create an internal software loopback.
- Start the dSS application
- Open up a browser and navigate to https://localhost:8080
- On the dSS web page you would see now the components of the demonstration set and can turn them on and off.
Connection via ethernet to a dSS11¶
- If you have a dSS11 connected to your dSM you can run the dSS locally on your PC and connect via Ethernet to the remote dS system.
- You need to have SSH enabled on your dSS11, this can be configured on the configuration pages.
- On your PC create a tunnel for the dS485 protocol via ssh with the ssh command line tool, like: 'ssh -L 8442:localhost:8442 firstname.lastname@example.org'
- Start the dSS application, continue like above
Alternatively make ds485d listen on external ip¶
@@ -12,7 +12,8 @@
echo "Could not calculate dSID, proceeding anyway"
+OPTIONS="-G -F /dev/ttyS2 $DSID_OPT"
-OPTIONS="-F /dev/ttyS2 $DSID_OPT"
while [ ! -x $DAEMON ]; do
echo "$0: $DAEMON not found"
# sv down ds485d
# sv up ds485d
- you must change the ip in the dss/data/config.xml
Platform specific hints¶