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1 MCS-Connect

2 Intro to Connect Connection and Setup Display Menus Graphics Uses in troubleshooting Overview

3 Windows® based (Windows® XP thru 7) Software written in Java Window frames with values updated in real time Updated approximately every 2 to 3 seconds Supports up to 40 MCS controllers Status, Trending/Graphs, Schedules Transmit / Receive Configurator (.cfg File) Transmit Software (.hex File) Expanded Graphing Intro to MCS Connect

4 Connection Types Can connect locally (Serial / Ethernet) Can connect remotely to a MCS controller with internet access

5 Communication Setup Communication Setup can be opened with the menu bar under ‘Setup  Options’ The Communications tab allows for selection of messaging settings & selection of a COM Port

6 Determining Current COM Port Selecting the correct COM port is required for any serial connection Open the Device Manager through the Control Panel or search programs for “ mmc devmgmt.msc” Find the port number of the connected serial port

7 Communication Setup General Options tab

8 Communication Setup History File Setup tab

9 Communication Setup Error Log Options tab

10 Communication Setup Network tab

11 Remote Connections Job site connection settings can be saved Remote connections are available through Dialup IP (Internet) IP Lantronix

12 Device Tabs Each MCS controller has its own tab and can be viewed by pressing the corresponding tab The Site Info tab is the initial view after a successful connection The Site Info tab shows the information of all MCS Controllers connected

13 Default Screen Organized into adjustable and resizable frames Window layouts are customizable and can be saved

14 Frames Frames can be minimized and maximized Can be adjusted to full screen Highlighting can be added on click Alarms Analog Outputs Information Relay Outputs Schedule Sensor Inputs Service Setpoints System Status Boiler Status Unit Status (RTU Only) Heat Status (RTU Only) List of frames:

15 Analog Outputs Frame Displays the status of all analog outputs The Hide/Show column allows for the visibility of rows to be toggled on or off The Hide/Show column is located in the: Analog Outputs frame Relay Output frame Sensor Inputs frame

16 Relay Outputs Frame Displays the status of all relay outputs

17 Sensor Inputs Frame Displays the status of all sensor inputs

18 Alarms Displays the latest 100 alarms with access to the last 30 seconds prior to a lockout alarm

19 Information Frame Gives the most recent messages to the user including frame information and connection status

20 Schedule Frame Manages the unit’s weekly scheduled run time as well as setting holidays Each day has two Time On and Time Offs for separate schedules

21 Service Frame Allows for network changes to the MCS Controller All changes require a reconnection of MCS-Connect to the controller

22 Setpoints Frame Shows setpoints as permitted by authorization level

23 System Status Frame Referred to as ‘Cooling Status’ on RTUs

24 Boiler Status Frame Only visible with boiler equipped unit

25 Heat Status Frame Available only on RTUs

26 Unit Status Frame Available only on RTUs

27 Menu Bar Brings the selected window to the front Edits visibility settings Higher authorization adds different menu items in the Reset/Clear Menu

28 Workspaces A workspace is a custom layout of moved and resized frames Your current workspace can be saved in the Workspace menu in the Menu Bar The Workspace menu is also used for managing or switching workspaces

29 Authorization Clicking on the authorization level button prompts for a code to change the authorization level Some functionality requires higher authorization

30 Load Software Loads a.hex software file into the MCS controller (overwrites the existing software) Requires authorization of Supervisor or higher

31 Graphics Custom dynamic graphics can be added to MCS-Connect giving a real-time animated view of each unit

32 Troubleshooting Common information tools used for analysis in MCS-Connect: Print to file Alarm Info prints Retrieve saved history data Receive Config

33 Print to File Outputs a text file with most recent point and status information from the controller

34 Print to File Example

35 Alarm Info Prints The last 30 seconds of data before the lockout alarm can be viewed by selecting the Info button in the Alarm frame

36 Alarm Info Print Example Can be saved to a text file with the print button

37 Graphs Graphs using MCS-Connect are another powerful tool for data analysis

38 Graphs Graphs are fully customizable with selectable axis, intervals, and data points Graphs can be easily printed Saved history data can be converted into an offline format and manipulated with no connection to the device

39 Transmit / Receive Config Receive Cfg: Pulls a copy of the.cfg file from the controller for analysis Transmit Cfg: Sends a.cfg file to the controller (overwrites the existing.cfg) Requires authorization of Supervisor level or higher for both Receive and Transmit Config

40 For additional information please visit our website Or call MCS at 239-694-0089 This presentation was created using MCS-Connect V14.00O

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