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What options do I have for Networking my emergency lighting panels?

There are multiple options for networking your Lux Intelligent emergency lighting test panels, and then linking those panels to the Lux Intelligent cloud monitoring service.

The options for connection are:

  1. Direct serial connection between the Monitoring PC and the Lux Intelligent Panel
    1. Additional panels can be networked to the first main panel
  2. Connection to the Lux Intelligent Panel via a LAN Device, enabling the Monitoring PC to connect to the panel over the LAN
    1. Additional panels can be networked to the first main panel
  3. A mixture of the 2 methods above

The diagrams below give examples of these networking configurations:

Lux Intelligent Cloud Networked Example 1

Figure 1: A panel connected to a Monitoring PC using the Direct Serial Connection, and a Panel connected to the LAN using the LAN Device.  

In this configuration the Panel and PC connected using the Direct Serial Connection should be within 20 meters of each other.  The Monitoring PC will also need a connection to the LAN in order to upload the data to the Lux Intelligent cloud.

The second panel, connected via the LAN Device can be connected to by any of the PCs on the LAN.  This means that any of these PCs can be used as the monitoring PC.

Lux Intelligent Cloud Networked Example 2

Figure 2: Here 2 seperate panels are individually connected to their own Monitoring PC.   Again each Panel and Monitoring PC should be within 20 meters of each other.  And if using the Cloud Monitoring service each PC must also have a connection to the internet via a LAN.

Lux Intelligent Cloud Networked Example 3

Figure 3: In this configuration a single panel is connected to the LAN via a LAN Device, and then the additional panels are networked to the main panel.  As the main panel is connected to the LAN, any PC on the network can be the monitoring PC by installing the Logger Tool and Sync Tool software.

Lux Intelligent Cloud Networked Example 4

Figure 4: In this configuration each panel is connected to the LAN via it's own LAN Device.  This solution is the most economical for networking panels which are geographically spread, assuming that their is existing LAN cabling in the vacinity of the Panel.  The only additional costs for networking is the cost of the LAN Device, and the potential cost of installing a LAN connection point near the panel.  This is far more cost effective than running a cable between the panels in order to network the panels together as in Figure 3.

Do my Maintenance Engineers need a Lux Intelligent account to access reports?

No.  When you send a report to your service engineers they will receive an email containing a link which they can click on to access the report data.  They do not need an account to access this information.  However, they are more than welcome to create a Lux Intelligent account if you would like to share a panel or a group of panels with them.

For more information please see:

  1. How do I access my test reports?
  2. Can I email test reports to my engineers?
  3. What reports can I generate?
Is there an additional fee to share data with colleagues?

No. It is free to sign up for a Lux Intelligent account, and it continues to be free when accessing shared data.

The only charges applied for Lux Intelligent is for uploading emergency lighting test data to the cloud, which you pay per panel monitored, not per user who accesses the data.  Therefore you can share data with as many colleagues as you wish for free.

For more information please see:

  1. How do I pay for Lux Intelligent?
  2. How can I share information with colleagues?
  3. Do colleagues need a Lux Intelligent account to access shared data?
Do colleagues need a Lux Intelligent Account to access shared data?

Yes, your colleagues will need a free account of their own in order to access the data you have shared with them.  There is no charge for an account which is used to access shared data.  There is only a charge for an account if the account is used to upload emergency lighting test data.

When you share data with a colleague they will receive an email inviting them to access the data you have shared with them.  At this point they can log into their Lux Intelligent account if they have one, or they can create an account for free.  Once they have logged in or created an account then the shared data will be visible to them in their account.

Your colleague can also download the mobile apps and access the data via the app on their mobile or tablet device.

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How can I share information with colleagues?

You can share your emergency lighting test and status information via the Lux Intelligent cloud and associated mobile and web applications.  You can choose who you want to share the data with, and what data you want to share.

You can share your whole network down to individual panels with colleagues.  Once you share a panel or set of panels with a colleague, they can only see the test data and aggregated status for those panels.

You can revoke access to the data at any time.

So for example if you monitor emergency lighting at several installations across a geographical area, you may want to share the information for “Location 1” with the service company who maintains the lights at that location.  You may then share “Location 2” with a different maintenance company who services that location.  You could then also share “Location 2” and “Location 3” with a facilities manager who operates those locations.

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