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The scope of delivery of the smaXtec Base Station SX.2 includes the following components:
Inform your smaXtec consultant before installation if you want to establish the Internet connection via GSM (integrated SIM card) or a local router.
If no mobile network is available at your barn, the Internet connection will be established using a PoE cable. In this case, the smaXtec Base Station SX.2 has to be connected to a local router.
Activation in the smaXtec Messenger: Click on “Boluses & Devices” and activate the device by entering the serial number indicated on the side label. Device activation is mandatory: This way, the Base Station will be assigned to your organisation and you will be able to use it properly.
As a next step, prepare the power supply.
Plug the PoE cable into the OUT socket of the adapter. Put on the sealing kit, then plug the cable into the socket of the smaXtec Base Station as indicated above. Find a video instruction for mounting the sealing kit here.
Information about the adapter:The adapter has two input options:
In a next step, assemble the antenna. Use the included adapter and mount it as indicated above on the upper side of the Base Station. Seal the antenna with the provided adhesive tape.
Depending on barn size and conditions, other antennas might be used. In this case, your smaXtec consultant will inform you and support you with mounting.
Next, establish the Internet connection. The Base Station comes equipped with a built-in SIM card for automatic Internet connection. If you cannot use the Internet connection via SIM card (e.g. because of poor network coverage or local restrictions), you can connect the Base Station via Ethernet cable to a local router. In this case, connect the Ethernet cable as indicated above with your adapter, using the input IN.
After activating the smaXtec Base Station and establishing the Internet connection, it can take up to 15 minutes until the device is online and visible in your organisation in the smaXtec software.
Ideally, you’ll mount the smaXtec Base Station on a wooden wall using screws. You need 4 screws and a screwdriver. First, mount the mounting plate on the wooden wall. Then, you can hang up the smaXtec Base Station.
Fix the Base Station on the bottom side using the provided screw. When the Base Station is properly mounted, you can establish the power supply.
Alternatively, you can mount the Base Station on a steel beam using hose clamps. First, fix the hose clamps on the mounting plate as indicated in the picture above. Then, mount the plate at the selected position on the steel beam. Connect the grounding cable to the Base Station. Afterwards, you can hang up the Base Station on the mounting plate and connect the grounding cable as indicated in the picture.
Using the grounding cable is mandatory if the Base Station is mounted on a steel beam. After connecting the grounding cable, fix the Base Station on the bottom side using the provided screw.
After finishing all steps correctly, you can establish the power supply.
In some cases it is necessary to reset the Base Station. To do this, it is sufficient to press the reset button for one second (not longer, several times, …). If the button is pressed too long, the Base Station switches off. This can be recognised by the fact that the LEDs on the Base Station no longer light up.
In the video you can see how the reset of the Base Station works.