Connecting a Machine to the Ardexa Device
This section of the documentation will detail how to connect your machine(s) to the Ardexa Device, and what setup parameters need to be configured for a successful connection.
Before you begin, make sure that:
- 2.The machine(s) is set up, functioning properly, and ready to be connected to the Ardexa Device.
In this section of the documentation, the following terminology will be used extensively.
- The machine is referring to the equipment, servers, machines, etc. from which data is to be collected (e.g. databases, sensors, solar inverter, SCADA, PLCs, etc.).
- The Ardexa Device is the computer running the Ardexa Agent, to which the machine will connect.
Select TCP if the machine(s) will communicate via TCP using an Ethernet connection.
Select Serial if the machine(s) will communicate via a serial line connection. This includes USB (Universal Serial Bus) connections.
Select Others if your machine(s) will communicate via some other method, e.g. Bluetooth.