PXL-500 Setup in Doors.NET with a LAN-520

PXL-500 Setup in Doors.NET with a LAN-520



1.0 Introduction

This guide explains how to setup a PXL-500 in the Doors.NET software using a LAN-520 module. It assumes you have worked through the steps to install and license the Doors.NET software and that you have also setup the PXL gateway. In addition, you will need to install the Lantronix Device Installer software - which is used to find or change the IP address of the LAN-520. The Device Installer software can be installed from the following URL:  www.lantronix.com/products/deviceinstaller

2.0 Important Note:  

Keri Public Statement on the Amazon Key 

Keri does not support the use of the Amazon Key on Keri controllers. The Amazon Key does not interface to Keri products in a way that allows the Building Owner or Manager to maintain complete control over their system, nor does it provide any tracking information on when the Amazon Key was used to open a door. The addition of the Amazon Key to a site introduces a security degradation beyond the control of Keri's access control system.

Neither Keri nor Amazon provides any documentation on how an installer would integrate the Amazon Key with Keri's access control system. Because of this, Keri has strong concerns about the knowledge of the Amazon Key installers as evidenced by the damage Amazon Key installers have caused to Keri controllers and installations at multiple sites.  

Any Keri controller failure caused by the installation of an Amazon Key device is cause for voiding the controller warranty.

Keri cannot be held responsible for any security lapses created by the use of the Amazon Key.

3.0 LAN-520 AESP Factory Reset Procedure

Perform the following steps to reset the LAN unit to its factory default settings:

  1. Power the unit OFF.
  2. Place a jumper across the Factory Default Jumper pins.
  3. Power the the unit ON – this resets the LAN unit.
  4. Power the unit OFF.
  5. Remove the jumper from the Factory Default Jumper pins.


4.0 Assigning an IP Address to the LAN-520

Note:  Once factory reset, the LAN-520 will be configured for DHCP - So it will try to obtain an IP address automatically.

  1. The first step is to connect the LAN-520 module to the TB13 connector on the Primary PXL controller (the controller addressed as number 1)
  2. The LAN-520 should be mounted with the Ethernet port and the LEDs on the right side of the PCB.
  3. On the controller there are 2 jumpers labelled JP6 and JP7 - these jumpers should be removed to configure the controller for Ethernet communications.
  4. Power up the PXL-500 which will, in turn also give power to the LAN-520 module.
  5. Once powered-up you should be seeing 1 x amber LED and 2 x green LEDs on the LAN-520.

    LAN-520 LEDs

  6. You now have to go to the host PC - for initial setup the host PC should be connected to the same Local Area Network as the LAN-520.
  7. Open Lantronix Device Installer on the host PC.
  8. Ignore any messages that appear when you log in.
  9. By default, the LAN-520 is configured to obtain a DHCP IP address, if no DHCP is available the LAN-520 will configure to an IP Address in the range of 169.254.x.x - however, the good thing about this utility is that it finds the modules via their MAC address which makes changing the IP address a very simple task...
  10. To change the IP address of the module, simply click the ASSIGN IP button.

    Assign IP

  11. Enter a new static IP address - You can also enter a gateway IP address as well if the LAN-520 will be located on a different subnet.
  12. Click the ASSIGN button to complete the task.
  13. Wait for the software to display the LAN-520s new IP address.
  14. You can now close down Lantronix Device Installer.


   5.0 Connect to the PXL network

  1. Log into the Doors.NET software (the default user name and password are both  admin .
  2. Go to Setup >> Hardware Setup >> All - this will display the hardware tree.
  3. The PXL gateway will be listed at the top of the hardware tree.

    PXL Gateway

  4. Just highlight the gateway and check in the properties that it is online.
  5. You will now need to create a Network communication channel.
  6. Select Communication Channels and click the Network option.
  7. Highlight the new channel.
  8. Enable it, then give it a new description, then save.
  9. Next step, highlight the PXL gateway and click ADD PXL.

    Add PXL Icon

  10. Enter a new description for the PXL and select the exact controller model. It doesn't matter if you are unsure because the controller model will automatically be detected when the controller comes online - If in doubt, select the default option. Then click ACCEPT.
  11. The new Primary PXL will be added to the hardware tree.
  12. Highlight the new controller and in the controller properties on the right, locate the Communication Channel setting - select the new network channel you previously created.
  13. As it is a network channel you will now be able to enter the IP address of the LAN-520. Then save the controller settings.

    LAN-520 IP Settings

  14. At this point you may wish to look at the Live Events grid.
  15. Within a few seconds the controller should come online.


PXL Master Online



6.0 Perform the Initial Update on the Primary Controller

  1. Locate the new controller in the hardware tree.
  2. You will see that there is an update indicator next to the controller.

    PXL Update Required

  3. If the controller is set to a manual connection you will need to perform an initial update on the controller.
  4. Select the controller then click the Update Network icon in the ribbon bar.
  5. View Live Events and you will see update in progress events.
  6. Wait until you see an update complete message.
  7. The PXL-500 is now setup and ready for further configuration.

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