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WERMA Signaltechnik GmbH + Co. KG Manual for WIN complete and WIN system Version 2.2.1 - 2010

Contents
Contents.........................................................................................................................................................1 1. Introduction .........................................................................................................................................3 2. Technical information.........................................................................................................................4 2.1 Assembly ...................................................................................................................................... 4 2.1.1 WIN complete KombiSIGN 71 (860.640.03) .................................................................. 4 2.1.2 WIN system KombiSIGN 70 (860.840.01) ........................................................................ 4 2.1.3 WIN system KombiSIGN 71 (860.640.01) ........................................................................ 4 2.2 System requirements .................................................................................................................. 5 2.3 Safety instructions ....................................................................................................................... 5 2.4 Technical data............................................................................................................................ 6 2.5 Troubleshooting........................................................................................................................... 6 2.6 WIN slave power supply............................................................................................................. 6 2.7 WIN master power supply.......................................................................................................... 7 3. Installation of the WIN software .........................................................................................................7 4. Mounting the WIN master.................................................................................................................13 5. Activation WIN system/WIN complete.........................................................................................13 6. Manual driver installation.................................................................................................................16 7. Activation WIN slave......................................................................................................................18 8. Fitting the WIN slave .........................................................................................................................20 9. Program functions.............................................................................................................................21 9.1 Control Station Module............................................................................................................21 9.1.1 Editing WIN slave ............................................................................................................21 9.1.2 Views ................................................................................................................................23 9.1.3 Adding Background ......................................................................................................24 9.1.4 Full screen mode ............................................................................................................26 9.1.5 Positioning the WIN slaves.............................................................................................26 9.1.6 Status Change Message...............................................................................................27 9.1.7 Status transmission..........................................................................................................28 9.2 Productivity Module .................................................................................................................29 9.2.1 Views ................................................................................................................................29 9.2.2 Pie chart...........................................................................................................................29 9.2.3 Hide connection error ...................................................................................................30 9.2.4 Runtime in hours or percentage ..................................................................................30 9.2.5 Setting the automatic update.....................................................................................31 9.2.6 Setting time interval .......................................................................................................31 9.3 Runtime Module........................................................................................................................32 9.3.1 Slave selection................................................................................................................32 9.3.2 Setting time interval .......................................................................................................33 9.3.3 Automatic Update option ............................................................................................33 9.3.4 Options Show/Hide ........................................................................................................33 9.3.5 Multiple windows open .................................................................................................34 9.3.6 Note..................................................................................................................................35 9.3.6.1 Inserting a note..................................................................................................35 9.3.6.2 Displaying the note ...........................................................................................36 9.3.6.3 Editing a note.....................................................................................................36 9.3.6.4 Deleting a note..................................................................................................37 9.3.6.5 Select time interval of the note ......................................................................37 9.3.7 Number of statuses ........................................................................................................38 9.4 Routing Module.........................................................................................................................39 9.4.1 Wireless communication ...............................................................................................39 9.4.2 Signal strength ................................................................................................................39 9.4.3 Optimising wireless communication............................................................................40 9.5 Activation...................................................................................................................................41 WERMA SIGNALTECHNIK Version 2.2.1- 1110 1

Settings .......................................................................................................................................44 9.6.1 General ............................................................................................................................44 9.6.2 Database.........................................................................................................................46 9.6.3 Multi-user access ............................................................................................................47 9.6.3.1 General ...............................................................................................................47 9.6.3.2 Setting up multi-user access ............................................................................47 9.6.4 Status transmission..........................................................................................................50 9.6.4.1 E-mail settings.....................................................................................................50 9.6.4.2 Application settings ..........................................................................................52 9.6.5 Sound ...............................................................................................................................54 9.6.6 Slaves................................................................................................................................55 9.6.7 Maintenance ..................................................................................................................56 9.7 Software update.......................................................................................................................56 9.8 Manual .......................................................................................................................................57 9.9 Contact ......................................................................................................................................57 9.10 Information.................................................................................................................................57 10. Uninstalling the WIN software...........................................................................................................58 FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions ...........................................................................................................59

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1. Introduction
WERMA Signaltechnik now provides a simple solution for the remote wireless monitoring of machinery. The Wireless Information Network, WIN for short, is a simple MDC (Machine Data Collection) system, enabling you to centrally monitor and evaluate the performance of up to fifty machines of varying ages and functions via wireless technology. Even machines which were not previously network-capable can now be integrated into networks. WIN can be easily installed via plug & play. This straightforward installation process lets you centrally monitor your machines whether temporarily or permanently. No additional wiring is needed as your existing WERMA signal towers can be used and the signals are transmitted via wireless technology. The software displays the status of the signal towers integrated into the wireless network on your PC. The user can therefore specify which machine data he monitors and evaluates. Additionally, the user can troubleshoot problems, analyze productivity and thus increase the efficiency of his machines. WERMA reserves the right to make technical improvements to the product and accepts no responsibility for mistakes or printing errors which may be contained in this documentation. WERMA Signaltechnik GmbH + Co.KG D-78604 Rietheim-Weilheim Telefon: +49 (0)7424 / 9557-222 Telefax: +49 (0)7424 / 9557-44 info@werma.com www.werma.com As of: 11/2010 310.860.001

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2. Technical information
2.1 Assembly
2.1.1 WIN complete KombiSIGN 71 (860.640.03)
Description WIN master with antenna, rubber feet and wall mounting accessories WIN slave KombiSIGN 71 LED permanent light element green 24V AC/DC LED permanent light element yellow 24V AC/DC LED permanent light element red 24V AC/DC Base with integrated tube Terminal element Cage Clamp for tube mounting USB cable 3m Software CD WIN Manual WIN leaflet instruction KombiSIGN 71 leaflet instruction Order number 860.000.00 860.640.02 644.200.75 644.300.75 644.100.75 975.840.10 640.810.00 Quantity 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 1 1 1 1

2.1.2 WIN system KombiSIGN 70 (860.840.01)


Description WIN master with antenna, rubber feet and wallmounting accessories WIN slave KombiSIGN 70 USB cable 3m Software CD WIN leaflet instruction Order number 860.000.00 860.840.02 Quantity 1 3 1 1 1

2.1.3 WIN system KombiSIGN 71 (860.640.01)


Description WIN master with antenna, rubber feet and wall mounting accessories WIN slave KombiSIGN 71 USB cable 3m Software CD WIN leaflet instruction Order number 860.000.00 860.640.02 Quantity 1 3 1 1 1

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2.2 System requirements


500 MHz Pentium II processor or higher 256 MB RAM (512 MB is recommended) 150 MB free hard disk space CD/DVD drive USB port Windows 2000 service pack 4, Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 Windows Server 2000 service Pack 4, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 Microsoft Framework 2.0 (will be installed together with the WERMA WIN software if not available on your PC.) Windows Installer 3.1 (will be installed together with the WERMA WIN software if not available on your PC.)

2.3 Safety instructions


Caution! Please also refer to the instruction leaflet for your WERMA signal tower. The WIN system is not suitable for safety critical applications. For use with 24 V WERMA signal towers only.

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2.4 Technical data


This product complies with the ETSI EN 300220, EN 301489 and EN 60950 standards.

2.5 Troubleshooting

2.6 WIN slave power supply


Note: The WIN slave uses the electrical connections of the signal tower. There are 2 options: 1. Passive power supply: If at least one element of the signal tower is always active, the WIN slave does not need an additional power supply. 2. Active power supply: If there is no passive power supply, the WIN slave needs a permanent operating voltage, which should be connected to pin 5, as shown in the diagram below (24V AC/DC).

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2.7 WIN master power supply


The WIN master is powered through the USB port of your PC.

3. Installation of the WIN software


Note: You must have administrator rights to install the WIN software under Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

The software CD included in the assembly is required to start the installation process. Insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive of your PC. The installation wizard starts automatically. If the installation does not start automatically, you can manually start the installation process at <CD drive>:\setup.exe.

Follow the instructions until the installation has been completed.

Select your desired language and click OK.

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Click Next.

You have to accept the licence agreement before starting the installation. Click Next.

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This window lists the components to be installed. If Microsoft Framework or Windows Installer is not available on your PC, these programs will also be included in the list. Click Next.

Specify the location where you wish to install the WIN software and click Next.

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Click Install to start the installation.

Software installation has been completed. Click Next. Note: If Microsoft Framework is installed, the installation process may take several minutes.

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By adding an autostart entry, the WIN software runs automatically every time your PC starts up. If you have selected the "search for updates on startup" box, WERMA WIN will search for and inform you of any updates every time it starts up.

Installation has been completed. Click Finish to close the installation wizard.

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Note: If Microsoft Framework or Windows Installer had to be installed, the PC has to be rebooted. Click Reboot now, to immediately re-start the PC or I want to manually reboot later.

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4. Mounting the WIN master


Note: The ideal wireless connection is achieved, if as few objects as possible are in between the WIN master and the WIN slave. 1. Fix the rubber feet or the wall bracket to the housing. 2. Screw the antenna on to your WIN master.

Note: The WIN master does not need a separate power supply.

5. Activation WIN system/WIN complete


Start up your PC and start the WIN software.

Confirm by clicking Next.

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Connect the WIN master to your PC using the USB cable provided. Click Search to search for the connected WIN master. Note: If the WIN master is not recognised as hardware, please install the driver manually. Manual driver installation is described in Chapter 6.

The WIN master has been detected. Click OK to proceed with the configuration.

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You can now integrate the three WIN slaves, which are included with the WIN system or WIN complete kits into your signal towers. These three WIN slaves are already pre-configured, i.e. connection to the WIN master has already been established. If you would like to add further WIN slaves, you can do this after activation of the WIN system/complete. Note: Activation of additional, WIN slaves, which are not pre-configured, is described in Chapter 7.

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6. Manual driver installation


Note: Manual driver installation is only required if the WIN master is not recognised after installation of the WIN software. In this case, Windows will start the hardware wizard.

Click No, not this time and confirm your selection by clicking Next.

Select Install from a list or specific location and click Next.

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Insert the WIN software CD into your CD-ROM drive. Specify the location of the WIN driver by clicking Browse. Select the Driver folder in the CD-ROM drive and confirm by clicking OK. Click Next again.

The driver for the WIN master has been successfully installed. Click Finish to close the hardware wizard. Note: The WIN master is now ready for operation.

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7. Activation WIN slave


Note: The three WIN slaves included in the WIN system or WIN complete kits are pre-configured. If you want to use more than three WIN slaves, configuration is carried out as follows: 1. Start the WIN software. 2. Disconnect the USB connection between your PC and the WIN master. 3. Connect the WIN slave to your PC using the USB cable.

4. The following box appears on the screen:

Click "Search" to search for the connected WIN slave. Once it has been found, click "Next".

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5. Configure your WIN slave and assign it to a WIN master.

6. If several WIN slaves need to be configured, select "Configure a slave" and click "Next". Then repeat the process from step 3 onwards.

If you want to configure a master, select "Configure a master", see Chapter 5.

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If you want to finish a configuration, select "Finish configuration". To confirm your selection click "Next". 7. Disconnect the USB connection to the WIN slave and re-connect the WIN master to your PC. 8. The WIN slaves can now be integrated into the signal towers. (Refer to Chapter 8)

8. Fitting the WIN slave


By means of the bayonet system, the WIN slave can be fitted as the lowest element of the WERMA KombiSIGN 70 or KombiSIGN 71 signal tower. Ensure that the white markings of the individual elements are aligned on top of each other. Then turn the WIN slave slightly until it clicks on the terminal element.

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9. Program functions
The WIN menu offers four different main modules: the Control Station Module, the Productivity Module, the Runtime Module and the Routing Module. Another important feature is the multi-user access function. The further menu options are Settings, Activation, Software Update, Manual, Contact and Information.

9.1 Control Station Module


9.1.1 Editing WIN slave Every WIN slave can be individually named and configured. To configure a WIN slave, please proceed as follows: 1. Select the WIN slave to be configured in one of your views. 2. Click the Edit slave button.

3. The WIN slave configuration menu will then pop up.

4. The name of the WIN slave can be matched to its intended use (e.g. CNC machine) 5. By changing the description of the individual tiers, the WIN slave configuration can be matched to the original signal tower. Just enter the desired meaning in the Description box.

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Note: The Description box can be edited according to individual requirements. The individual Descriptions can also be chosen from the drop-down list. 6. By changing the colour of the individual tiers, the colour can be matched to the original signal tower. A pre-defined colour can be selected. 7. If your signal tower has an additional blink function, you can activate this on the Blink recognition tab.

You can then activate the blink recognition for each tier of your signal tower and add a description. Note: Blink recognition detects blinking signals above a switching frequency of at least 0.8 Hz that can be generated by a machine or control unit (e.g. via the PLC). 8. You can select a design variant for your signal tower in the Design tab. You can choose between a signal tower with text, a signal tower with double-size text, a signal tower without text, an individual light or a double-size individual light.

Note: If you have selected the individual light or double-size individual light design variant and your signal tower displays two active statuses, the WIN software automatically switches to the signal tower without the text display variant. 9. By clicking OK, your changes are saved and the WIN slave configuration window is closed.

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9.1.2 Views The Control Station Module offers the Control Station main view and further views.

The Control Station main view gives an overview of all the WIN slaves which have already been configured. By opening up further views, specific WIN slaves can be selected and displayed. Views can be opened by clicking the mouse on the relevant number.

Note: The names of the individual views can be edited by right-clicking on the view icon. By clicking Add slave, any number of WIN slaves can be added to the selected view.

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9.1.3 Adding Background In all views, you may replace the pre-set white background with an image of your choice in one of the conventional image formats (jpg, bmp, tiff, etc.). To edit the background, click the Select background button on the menu bar.

A window opens where you choose "Selected image" and then click on "..." to select the background image. You can also choose if you want to zoom in or out of the image or insert it in its original size.

In the following window, you may select your background.

To select the desired image and add it as a background, click "Open". Click "OK" to add the background image to the view. A preview is displayed via the "Preview" button. WERMA SIGNALTECHNIK Version 2.2.1 - 1110 24

Note: The desired image must be stored on your PC or a data carrier connected to your PC. If you want to use the multiple access function, the background image must be saved on a network drive. Example: The floor plan of your building as a possible background.

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9.1.4 Full screen mode You can use the Full screen mode for all views in the Control Station and Productivity Module. To edit the Full screen mode, click the "Full screen" button on the menu bar.

Note: This display variant can be used to display individual production lines on a large monitor. To close the Full screen mode press the "Esc" button.

9.1.5 Positioning the WIN slaves Every WIN slave can be re-positioned. Simply select the desired WIN slave on the menu bar by clicking the left mouse button and move the mouse to the desired position. Keep the mouse button pressed until you have reached the desired position. Example: A floor-plan of the production area has been used as a background. The WIN slaves have been placed at the positions of their corresponding machines.

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9.1.6 Status Change Message If the Status Change Message option is active for a WIN slave, a pop-up window appears when the signal tower changes state. This function allows you to minimise the WIN software and work with other programs without impairing the monitoring of your machines. A pop-up window will always inform you of any changes in machine status. You can store an individual sound for the status change message in the settings, see chapter 9.6.5.

The Status Change Message can be activated by clicking the bell symbol. Note: When the WIN software is closed the user-specific settings will be saved.

Once a status change message has been activated for a WIN slave, a pop-up window appears whenever there is a change. To close these messages, click "OK". If there are several messages, you can click "Close all" to close all the messages.

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9.1.7 Status transmission If the status transmission for a WIN slave is active, you are informed by e-mail of a status change in your signal tower, see chapter 9.6.4.1 under Settings. You can also transfer the status change to an external application, see chapter 9.6.4.2. To activate the status transmission for a WIN slave, click on the envelope symbol.

In the following window you can activate the status transmission for each individual tier. You can also use the Time delay option to specify when you wish to be informed, i.e. the minimum time that the signal status must exist before an e-mail is sent or an application is started.

You can either send the e-mail to the recipient who is specified in the Settings (see chapter 9.6.4.1) or you can specify one or more additional recipients. Then choose "Selected recipients" and enter the relevant e-mail addresses. To separate multiple addresses, enter a semicolon after each address. To save the setting click "OK".

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9.2 Productivity Module


This module offers an overview of the efficiency and utilisation of your machines. 9.2.1 Views The productivity views adopt the settings of the WIN slave configuration and of the Control Station Module: Signal colour Signal description WIN slave name WIN slave positions Name of view Background

9.2.2 Pie chart The pie charts display the individual states of the WIN slaves or the machine optionally in percentages or hours.

The states of the WIN slaves correspond to those of the Control Station Module plus the two states Off and Connection error. The OFF state applies if no signal tower element is active. The Connection error applies when: wireless communication can not be established between the WIN slave and the WIN master, the WIN software is not operational, the PC is in the Off state, the WIN slave is not connected to the power supply or the WIN master is not connected to the PC.

Note: The shaded areas within the pie chart illustrate the blink recognition for the respective tier.

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You can click on the magnifying glass to zoom into the pie chart and also display the tier description.

If you click on the magnifying glass again, the view zooms out. Note: If more than one signal element is active then a yellow triangle will appear.

9.2.3 Hide connection error By selecting the Hide connection error box, the connection error is ignored and the pie chart displays all other states.

When this box is selected, the view must be updated by clicking Update.

9.2.4 Runtime in hours or percentage By selecting the Show runtime in % box, the runtime display is changed from hours to percentage.

When this box is selected, the view must be updated by clicking Update.

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9.2.5 Setting the automatic update By selecting the "Update every 30 seconds" box, the pie charts are automatically updated every 30 seconds.

9.2.6 Setting time interval The time interval for the displayed values can be individually adjusted. You may select one of the pre-set time intervals or define a different interval using the Start and End boxes.

After changing the time intervals, the view must be updated by clicking Update.

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9.3 Runtime Module


The module gives an overview of the runtimes and downtimes of the monitored machines. This time-state diagram clearly displays all machine states.

9.3.1 Slave selection Any of the WIN slaves can be displayed in a separate diagram by clicking on a WIN slave in the left-hand window section.

Note: The blink recognition signal is displayed as a shaded area in the colour of the respective tier.

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9.3.2 Setting time interval The time interval for the displayed values can be individually adjusted. You may select one of the pre-set time intervals or define a different interval using the Start and End boxes.

Using the navigation buttons in the lower window section, you can change the time interval for the observation of the machine states. Only the relevant events will then be displayed.

You can select an earlier or later time interval by using the Next or Back buttons. The Zoom in and Zoom out buttons can be used to display a smaller or larger time interval.

9.3.3 Automatic Update option By selecting the "Update every 30 seconds" box, the view is automatically updated every 30 seconds.

9.3.4 Show/Hide Options The button "Hide Options" can be used to hide the settings for the time interval and the column listing the slaves. This increases the size of the diagrams.

The button "Show Options" can be used to re-activate the standard view with all the options.

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9.3.5 Open multiple windows To compare the performance of a number of machines over a specific period multiple windows can be opened in the Runtime module. To do this please click on the arrow underneath the button "Runtime main view" and select the option "New Window".

An additional window will then be opened which can be positioned as required.

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9.3.6 Note 9.3.6.1 Inserting a note In the Runtime Module you can enter different coloured notes for each WIN slave. Use the cursor to draw a line in the note field. The length of the line corresponds to the duration of the note.

The following window then opens on the screen to select the note colour, enter the note text and edit the duration of the note. The default colour for a note is red.

To save the note click "OK".

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9.3.6.2 Displaying the note To display a note, position the mouse cursor over the inserted comment or the associated line. An information window then appears on the screen displaying the content of the note.

9.3.6.3 Editing a note There are two options to edit existing notes. Click the right mouse button on the note line and choose "Edit". Alternatively you can double click on the line to open the editing window.

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The Edit note window appears on the screen.

When you have finished editing, click "OK" to save your changes. 9.3.6.4 Deleting a note To delete a note, click the right mouse button on the note line and choose "Delete".

Then click "Yes" to confirm.

9.3.6.5 Select time interval of the note To select the time interval for the note please use the right-hand mouse button to click on the line for the note and the option "Select time interval".

The Runtime module will then automatically jump to this time interval and enlarge the view within the window.

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9.3.7 Number of statuses In the Runtime Module you can determine how often a status has occurred in the selected period. If you change the period, the number of statuses per tier is automatically updated.

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9.4 Routing Module


This module displays an overview of the individual WIN slaves' wireless communication. 9.4.1 Wireless communication

The WIN slave can either be directly connected to the WIN master (left) or via a different WIN slave, which bridges the connection as a repeater (right). This repeater function is activated whenever wireless communication between the WIN slave and the WIN master can be improved by this function. Note: A WIN slave can be connected to the WIN master via a maximum of two further WIN slaves. This will extend the transmission range.

9.4.2 Signal strength The bar graphs on the connection lines indicate the signal quality. The more bars that are filed in green, the better the signal strength.

Excellent signal quality

High signal quality

Low signal quality

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A red connection line indicates poor wireless communication between the stations. Note: Low signal quality (red lines) may result in connection errors. It is recommended that the wireless communication be optimised (refer to Chapter 9.4.3)

9.4.3 Optimising wireless communication Wireless communication can be improved by implementing the following measures: The stations should be positioned within line of sight. Remove metal surfaces between the stations. Position the WIN master in the best possible way. Poor wireless communication can be improved by means of the repeater (WIN slave) function. System components outside the transmission range can be networked via another WIN master (refer to Chapter 9.6 multi-user access). If you use less than 20 slaves, the Activation menu includes the option for optimising the transmission range for your WIN system (see chapter 9.5).

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9.5 Activation
To access the Activation menu, click "Activation" on the menu bar.

The window then opens:

To select an option, click on the symbol to the left of the description. Proceed as follows for the options "Activate WIN device", "Change transmission channel" and "Firmware update": 1. Read the information and click "Next". 2. Connect the WIN master to the PC and click "Search". 3. After the WIN master has been recognised, click "Next". 4. If a new firmware version is available, the following message appears:

"Do you want to install the new firmware?", click "Yes" to confirm.

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5. In the following window, enter the description or change your transmission channel and click "Next".

Note: If you change the transmission channel of the WIN master, all WIN slaves (which have so far communicated with this WIN master) have to be re-configured. Only then will the WIN slaves communicate on the same channel as the WIN master. See chapter 7 for configuration of the slaves. The "Optimise transmission range" option enables you to optimise your wireless communication. To do this, proceed as follows. 1. Choose "Optimise transmission range" in the selection window. 2. Connect the WIN master to the PC and click "Search". 3. After the WIN master has been recognised, click "Next". 4. You can now define whether to optimise your system for up to 50 slaves (standard) or for up to 20 slaves. Then click "Next".

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In the final step the configuration can be finished or a slave (see chapter 7) or a master configured (see chapter 5).

To confirm your selection click "Next".

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9.6 Settings
Click Settings on the menu bar.

9.6.1 General This menu can be used to change the language of the WIN software. Select the desired language.

If you have selected the "Search for updates on startup" box, the WIN software will search for updates each time it starts up. Note: In order to search for product updates, it is essential that an Internet connection to www.werma.com can be established. You can also decide whether the minimised program window should be displayed in the task bar or in the information section (system tray).

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Autostart functions: The Autostart function can be used to open a specific view each time the WIN software is opened. The following table provides an overview of the Autostart functions.

Module Control station Productivity Runtime Routing

View x x x -

Time interval x x -

Full screen mode x x x -

Note: A number of slaves can be selected for the automatic start in the Runtime module by simply clicking on the relevant slaves.

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9.6.2 Database This menu item can be used to manage your database.

The Current database box indicates the current database location. By clicking Move database, you can change the current database location. Use the Connect database option, to access a different database, which is, for example, stored on your network server (for further information, refer to Chapter 9.6.3). By clicking Export devices and Import devices all configured WIN masters and WIN slaves can be transferred from an available installation to a new installation at a different work station. Note: For optimum performance of the WIN software we recommend that the database be kept as small as possible. If the database exceeds 400MB the WIN software will automatically suggest deleting old files. We recommend archiving old files before deleting the existing database.

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9.6.3 Multi-user access 9.6.3.1 General This function provides multiple users with access to the status information of the WIN slaves. Multiuser access also enables several WIN systems to be merged. The following aspects have to be taken in account: To ensure a stable database connection, a good LAN /WLAN data transmission service is required.

9.6.3.2 Setting up multi-user access Move the WIN database to the network drive:

1. Click Settings.

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2. Select the Move database menu item on the Database tab.

3. Select a location (e.g.: X:\database.mdb) Store 4. Re-start the WIN software Multi-user access to the WIN database:

5. Install the WIN software on a further computer and start the Software. 6. Click Settings.

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7. Select the Connect database menu item on the Database tab.

8. Select a database (e.g.: X:\database.mdb) Open 9. Re-start the WIN software

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9.6.4 Status transmission You can transmit the status by e-mail or to an application. Click "Edit" for the relevant configuration.

In order to activate the status transmission for individual slaves, proceed as described in chapter 9.1.7.

9.6.4.1 E-mail settings To configure the e-mail settings you must first enter the server settings. Select the "Transmit status by e-mail" box.

Enter the recipient's e-mail address in the "Recipient" field. To separate multiple e-mail addresses enter a semicolon after each address. Enter the sender's e-mail address in the "Sender" field. The e-mail will be sent from this e-mail account. Enter the name of the e-mail server in the "Server name" field.

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Enter the port number for e-mail exchange for your server in the "Port" field.

If access data is required to send e-mails, enter the user name in the "User name" field and the relevant password in the "Password" field. Note: Your Administrator or Internet provider can provide all e-mail server data and the required access data. When you have completed the settings, click "Send test e-mail" to send a test e-mail using the specified data. The message text can be modified under the "Message" tab.

Both the subject as well as the message text of the e-mail can be modified. Different placeholders can be used to write the individual message text. The placeholders each start and end with a percentage symbol (%).

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Example of a message text: The WIN slave %name% changed its status at %time%. tier 4 (%statename4%): %state4% tier 3 (%statename3%): %state3% tier 2 (%statename2%): %state2% tier 1 (%statename1%): %state1% When you have completed all the settings click "OK" to save your settings. Note: If you want to reset your message text to the default values click the "Reset" button.

9.6.4.2 Application settings The application settings allow you to transmit the statuses of your signal towers to another application for further and more precise processing. Select the "Transmit status to application" box.

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You can then click the "..." button to choose the application you wish to use. The following window opens:

Choose the application and click "Open". You can now define which parameters you want to transfer to the application using the described placeholders.

To activate and test the application using the defined parameters, click the "Test command" button. When you have completed all the settings, click "OK" to save your settings.

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9.6.5 Sound You can store an individual sound for the status change messages (see chapter 9.1.6).

You can choose to play no sound, the default system sound or a selected sound. If you want to use a selected sound, click "Selected sound" and then "...". Use the following window to select the sound and then click the "Open" button to confirm.

You can store all common audio formats (such as mp3 or wav etc.) as sounds. When you have chosen the relevant sound you can click "Play" to listen to it and "Stop" to stop the playback. Note: WERMA WIN offers a pre-selection of signalling sounds. To read the description of the tones, click the "Question mark" button.

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9.6.6 Slaves This menu can be used to remove WIN slaves.

Select the WIN slave to be removed and click Remove. Repeat this process if you want to remove more than one slave. To complete the deletion process, click OK. Note: By removing a WIN slave, all data and recordings from this WIN slave will be deleted.

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9.6.7 Maintenance Additionally, you may delete old data. Here you can specify the point in time until which data should be stored.

Click the "Clean data" button and then enter the period for which you wish to save the data. To confirm the deletion click "OK".

9.7 Software update


Future software updates, which become available, can be downloaded via Software update. To update your software, click the Software update menu item in the upper task bar of the user interface.

You will then be automatically connected to the download area of the WERMA website.

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9.8 Manual
Clicking on the "Manual" button automatically connects the user to the download area of the WERMA homepage which contains the current version in pdf. format. If no internet connection is available the pdf version which was included on the software CD (not up to date) will be opened.

Note: To view the manual you will require Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded from www.adobe.com.

9.9 Contact
In case of any questions, comments or suggestions concerning the Wireless Information Network (WIN), please do not hesitate to fill in the contact form. We are happy to answer your requests. By clicking on Contact in the menu, you will be directed to our contact form.

9.10 Information
Information on the current version is available under the Info menu item.

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10. Uninstalling the WIN software


To remove the WIN software from the system, ensure that the WIN master is no longer connected to the USB port of the PC and that the program has been closed. (The software may otherwise not be completely uninstalled.) To uninstall the software, go to Programs WERMA WIN Uninstall in the start menu

Click Finish in the pop-up window to complete the uninstallation process.

The WIN software has now been removed from your operating system. The database used has however not been deleted.

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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions


Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: Which frequency band does the WIN system use? WIN operates within the frequency band 868.0 868.6 MHz. Can the WIN system be operated on different radio channels? Yes, you may choose between 4 transmission channels. You can operate one WIN master per channel. Channel 1 operates on the frequency of 868.15 MHz, channel 2 on the frequency of 868.25 MHz, channel 3 on the frequency of 868.35 MHz and channel 4 on the frequency of 868.45 MHz. Why do I need different channels and when do I have to change them? If you use more than one master on one channel, this may cause radio transmission problems between the systems. This will be noticeable in frequent connection errors. In this case the WIN master needs to be operated on different frequencies (see chapter 9.6.3). How can I increase the range? Every slave possesses a repeater function, by which the range between the WIN master and the WIN slave can be increased. Every slave can thereby establish a connection with the master via a maximum of two other slaves (repeater). Is the wireless transmission encrypted? WIN is equipped with several protection mechanisms, which prevent the transmissions being intercepted. In which cycle does the WIN slave transmit the signal status to the WIN master? If the signal status of the signal tower changes, the WIN slave sends this new status to the master with a reaction time of up to 5 seconds. If the signal status does not change, the WIN slave transmits the signal status every 12 seconds. Why does my WIN slave not establish a connection to my WIN master? - Has a USB connection been established to the WIN master? Red or green LED must be illuminated - Is the WIN slave connected to the power supply? Red or green LED must be illuminated. - Have you configured your WIN slave? - Is the wireless connection strong enough? (see chapter 4) There are often connection errors to the WIN slaves. What can I do? - Data will only be logged, whilst the WIN software is working. Make sure that this is the case during the monitoring period. - Check the connection quality in the Routing Module. If there are red connection lines, you should use more WIN slaves as repeaters. Simply position a WIN slave at the critical location (see chapter 9.4.3). Why does my computer not recognise the WIN master? - Ensure that the WIN software has been installed. - Disconnect the USB connection to the WIN master and re-connect it. - Manually install the driver. (see chapter 6) Why am I not able to install the WIN software? To install the software you need administration rights for your PC. Please contact your IT-administrator. How many WIN slaves can be monitored by one WIN master? Up to 50 WIN slaves can be monitored. What happens, if I connect more than 50 WIN slaves? This may cause connection errors between the WIN slaves. How many elements can be monitored per WIN slave? You can monitor up to 4 elements per WIN slave. (or with the help of the blinking recognition up to 8 status). Why is the red LED on the WIN master illuminated? The WIN master has a connection to a WIN slave, but is connected to a PC and receives a power supply. Why is the red LED on the WIN slave illuminated? The WIN master is not connected to a WIN slave. What is the maximum permissible USB cable length between the WIN master and the PC? The cable length should not exceed 3 metres. The cable length can be increased via USB hubs. Is there an opportunity to work with the acquired data? Yes, the complete data is saved in a MS Access databank. (see chapter 9.6.2) You can export the data (Excel, Access), but you may not modify the databank (can lead to data loss). What steps need to be taken when the clocks are changed? Changing the time can lead to a data loss. If the time is repeatedly synchronised within your IT system (e.g. automatically via the server) then we recommend that the synchronisation takes place outside the monitoring period (e.g. when your machines are not in use)

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WIN slave Example 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50

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