Connecting the Smart Receiver to Mobile Network or Wi-Fi
Connecting the Smart Receiver to a mobile network or Wi-Fi
The Smart Receiver requires an external power supply. Before determining its placement, make sure there are electrical connections near the installation site.
To learn more about the installation of Smart Trac sensors, please refer to the positioning and fixing articles.
Attention: Do not set up the receiver inside metal electrical panels, which may block the receiver’s signal. As for other types of electrical panels, such as plastic ones, there is no risk to receivers.
The receiver accepts a maximum distance of 50 meters from the sensors and can communicate with a maximum of 30 devices, depending on the case. To get the best results in places with a large number of assets, it is thus recommended to use more receivers in the same area.
Therefore, to achieve better results in locations with a large number of assets, it is recommended to use multiple receivers in the same area.
It is recommended to install the receiver in elevated places, with its antenna facing the sensors. Additionally, choose locations without obstacles between the sensors and the receiver.
Receiver connection via Mobile Network
Once connected to a 127V or 220V power outlet, the Smart Receiver automatically connects to the best 3G/4G mobile network in the region after 1 minute.
During this first minute, the receiver generates its own network, which can be connected to the industrial Wi-Fi by following the tutorial in the next section, if preferred by the user.
While connecting to the best mobile network in the region, the receiver's LED will display different colors, indicating the status of the connection process. The lights can be:
If you need to restart the process, simply unplug the receiver from the power outlet and plug it back in.
Receiver connection via Wi-Fi
When there is no available mobile network or if there is a preference for Wi-Fi, it is possible to configure the receiver accordingly by following the tutorial below.
First, connect the Smart Receiver to the power source as explained earlier and wait for 10 seconds until the device's LED displays a white light. This indicates that the Wi-Fi network configuration process can be initiated.
Within the first 60 seconds (before the receiver connects to the mobile network), search for available Wi-Fi networks using a cell phone, tablet, or computer. The network name will start with TRACTIAN, followed by a unique 12-digit code.
Once connected to this network, the configuration window will open.
You can track the success of the connection through the colors displayed on the device's LED.
Fill in the SSID and Password fields mandatory. In most cases, you will need to select DHCP and WPA Personal options.
If the network requires Static IP or WPA Enterprise, fill in all the other fields as well.
Attention: If your company's Wi-Fi network has Firewalls, the MAC Address of the Smart Receiver and the IP of the TRACTIAN server need to be authorized. Our server can be accessed at the address conveyor.tractian.com and TCP/IP port 8080.
Once you have completed the fields, click on "Save and Exit." The desired Wi-Fi network is now configured on the receiver, which will automatically connect to it.
If the user wishes to disconnect the receiver from the previously connected mobile network or Wi-Fi, to subsequently connect it to the available mobile network in the region or another Wi-Fi network, follow first the Smart Receiver Disconnection tutorial.
Updated on: 11/06/2023