Step 1: Wifi Connection
Your Caddis device should come from the factory in Access Point mode.
Access Point mode allows you to connect your laptop, tablet or phone to the device in order to configure it.
If you connect a 24 volt DC power source to the Caddis device, within 2 minutes it should show up in the list of available wireless connections on your computer.
The SSID of the device’s access point will not be exactly what is shown below but will follow the pattern caddis-XXXXXXXX.
Caddis Device in Wifi Connections Listing
Troubleshooting Step: If the light on the device is green and the access point is not visible on your computer, use a non-conductive object to press the bottom recessed button on the device for 5 seconds and then release. The LED should turn red within 10 seconds and the access point should appear on in the list of available wireless networks within 2 minutes.
Connect to the device’s access point. The default wifi password is lcm2mcaddis.
Microsoft Windows may alert you that you have lost your connection to the Internet after connecting to the device. This is normal and temporary.
Once the device is configured you will be able to switch back to your local network.
Accessing the Device’s Configuration Page
Enter the following address in your web browser’s address bar: http://192.168.4.1
Device Setup Address in Google Chrome Address Bar
After hitting the Enter key, you should be presented with the Caddis device configuration page.
Web Interface for Configuring Caddis Device
Setting the Wifi Network
Within a few seconds of opening the configuration page, the Wifi Networks list should populate.
Available Wifi Networks List
If you click on the networks text box, you should get a list of the wifi networks that are available in the vicinity. Sometimes this text box will stay blank, making it look as if no networks have been found. However, clicking on the text box will reveal a drop down with all available Wifi networks. If your network does not appear, try clicking the blue Scan button directly above the Wifi Networks text box.
Select the one that the device should be on.
IMPORTANT: The network that the device is attached to must have access to the Internet, and not have any of the following URLs or ports blocked.
Once the network has been selected, enter the password for the network you are trying to connect to.
Please note that this is not the password you used to connect to the Caddis device.
Password for Wifi Network to Connect Caddis To
Save the settings and connect to the network by clicking the SAVE AND RUN button. The configuration page may become unresponsive, and your computer may shift back to your local network after clicking it. This is normal and you can close the web browser tab that you had the configuration page open in.
Caddis Network Configuration Save Button
Tip: After clicking the SAVE AND RUN button, a Caddis device will turn a its access point off so that the SSID is no longer broadcast. You can re-enable setup mode to get the access point back by using a non-conductive object to press the bottom recessed button on the device for 5 seconds and then releasing. You can also access the device’s setup page by navigating to its IP address on your local network in a web browser. The light on the device will be read when in Setup Mode (access point active), and should turn green when Run Mode is activated (no access point active).
Step 2: Assign the Device to a Piece of Equipment
In the upper left-hand corner of the Caddis configuration interface, there would be a long ID string.
Caddis Device ID
The ID is specific to that device, and will be used to set the device up on lcm2m.com.
Click the COPY button to copy this ID to your computer’s clipboard.
Once the ID has been copied, go to app.lcm2m.com in a web browser.
If you are not already logged in, you will be presented with a login screen.
IMPORTANT: If you do not have an lcm2m.com login, please contact support to get a company set up for your organization, and an initial administrator account.
Each Caddis device needs to be connected to a piece of equipment.
To add a device, select the piece of equipment that the device should be attached to in the Company Tree in the left sidebar of the web application. Then expand the Devices section of the right sidebar and click the Add device button. This will open the Add new device dialog.
Gears Icon to Access Settings
Add New Device Dialog
Paste the ID you copied from the device’s configuration screen into the Device UUID text field. Once that is done, the Input Type can be set.
There are two main types of inputs signals (equipment outputs) on Caddis devices. The first is “pulsed”. Pulsed means that the Caddis device will only see a momentary signal from the equipment/machine each cycle. The signal is not sustained. When a pulse is detected the machine is set as running and a cycle is logged. An algorithm detects when the machine has gone down, which can add some inaccuracy to utilization numbers in some cases. The second input signal type is “sustained”. This type of signal is on when the equipment is running, and off when it is down. This is the preferred signaling type because there is no inaccuracy introduced through the use of an algorithm. The most common example of a sustained signal that can be provided to the Caddis device is that of a stack light. A solid green light will normally indicate that a machine is running and when that light is off, the equipment is down.
Caddis devices can also accommodate alternative signal pattern schemes, such as flashing signals, or two signals working together to denote a running status.
If you are unsure what input type to choose for your machine, please contact CADDIS support for help.