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BlueBOLT Advanced Networking / Home Automation System Integration

BlueBOLT’s default cloud-based communications provide the BlueBOLT-CV1 with a true plug-and-play setup with no network modifications in most installations. Some advanced installations, however, will benefit from communications to the device via Telnet protocol, requiring the device to be identified on the network with a static IP address.

When To Use Advanced Networking Features

We provide several means to directly interact with a CV1 equipped device, directly from the local network, and independent of the device talking to our BlueBOLT servers. The CV1 provides interactive access via a standard web browser, via a standard Telnet client program, and via a standard FTP client program. These interfaces collectively allow for configuration, operation, and firmware updating of the device.

Communications via Telnet allow devices equipped with a BlueBOLT-CV1 card to be fully addressable within many home automation networks. This networking flexibility provides a wide range of customization options for advanced installers who would like to integrate power and energy management into an existing control system installation.

Note—The BlueBOLT-CV1 card’s advanced networking features must initially be set up while on the same local network of the device—these features cannot be set up remotely.

Advanced Networking Setup

The BlueBOLT-CV1’s advanced network setup features can be viewed and edited by accessing the settings pages stored on the card itself.

Once connected to a network, your BlueBOLT-CV1 will be assigned a local IP address on your network. Before you can perform local communications with your device, you will need to know its IP address. One way to obtain this is to use the front panel controls to ask the device to display the IP address (see product documentation for details). Alternatively, if the device is successfully obtaining an IP address from your local DHCP server (usually the router), you may access the router's user interface and find out what IP address it assigned to your device by matching the device MAC address (see your router documentation for details).

You may access the BlueBOLT-CV1’s advanced network setup by entering the local IP address into a web browser on a computer that is on the same network as the BlueBOLT-CV1 card. Once connected you can view and edit the following:

Network Settings

The following network settings may be viewed/edited. Alternatively, you may assign the card a static IP on your modem or router (see your modem or router documentation for details).

BlueBOLT Status

Communications to BlueBOLT cloud server may be turned ON (default) or OFF. Note—turning BlueBOLT OFF will disable communications to the device at www.mybluebolt.com and will prohibit the device from sending monitoring data to the BlueBOLT servers.

Manual Firmware Update

Use this command to update the BlueBOLT-CV1’s firmware from a local file.

Password Protection

Assign or edit the BlueBOLT-CV1 card’s access password. Note—remember your password! If you assign the card a password, it is impossible to retrieve it if lost or forgotten—the card will need to be reset to default settings.

FTP Server

FTP access to the BlueBOLT-CV1 card may be turned ON (default) or OFF.

Telnet

Telnet access to the BlueBOLT-CV1 card may be turned ON (default) or OFF.


Factory Settings

The BlueBOLT-CV1 card ships with the following defaults:

If you have any questions, please contact Panamax/Furman customer service at 1-800-472-5555 or custrelations@panamax.com.