The Beacon tab shows you information about the JNIORs that were found. The Beacon technology uses UDP over port 4444. A UDP broadcast is used when discovering JNIORs on the network. UDP broadcasts are usually blocked by routers therefore restricting the UDP broadcast to the local segment of the network.
Right-click for options
Right-clicking presents you with actions that can be taken for the selected JNIOR.
Query All – Broadcasts the Query message to the Network to ask JNIORs to report back
Query – Broadcasts a query message to only the selected JNIOR on the network.
Identify – This will flash the amber status LED on the selected JNIOR for a few seconds.
Set Hostname – A prompt will be presented asking for the new Hostname. The current Hostname will be pre-filled.
Enable DHCP – Enables Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). Rather then manually setting the IP of the JNIOR, if the network the JNIOR is connected to has DHCP enabled, it scans the network for valid IP addresses that aren’t already taken and assigns one to the JNIOR.
Configuration – The Network Configuration dialog will be displayed. The choice between DHCP and static addressing. If a static IP Address is chosen then you will have the ability to enter IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway Address and DNS Servers.
Reset Attention Flag – Attention flags are messages that are displayed in the Message column of Beacon. Selecting this will clear all messages in the Message column of Beacon. (If errors are being thrown they will re-populate until they are dealt handled.)
Reboot – This will reboot the JNIOR. Rebooting will make the JNIOR disappear from Beacon for a brief moment.
Launch WebUI- This will launch the main web user interface for monitoring and controlling the I/O as well as general JNIOR configuration.
Open Telnet – Opens a telnet session for console level access. Here is a link to different telnet commands a JNIOR can be given.
Show jniorsys.log – Loads the jniorsys.log.bak and jniorsys.log files into a dialog for real-time viewing.
Show/Remove errors.log – With these options you can either load the errors.log.bak and errors.log files into a dialog for real-time viewing, or remove them from the JNIOR. This option is only enabled if the Attention flag indicates that there is an errors file.
Show/Remove dump.log – With these options you can either load the dump.log.bak and dump.log files into a dialog for real-time viewing, or remove them from the JNIOR. This option is only enabled if the Attention flag indicates that there is a dump file.
Copy Field – Copies the data inside the field that is selected in Beacon. This is to easily grab values from the Beacon tab if needed.