W&T connects
Interfaces for TCP/IP, Ethernet, RS-232, RS-485, USB, 20mA, glass and plastic fiber optic cable, http, SNMP, OPC, Modbus TCP, I/O digital, I/O analog, ISA, PCI

Application for the Web-IO Digital:

Switch the outputs on a Web-IO Digital using a Mobotix camera and softbuttons on a webpage


Network cameras have become commonplace for building monitoring and property surveillance. The functional scope of today’s IP cameras extends far beyond just displaying monitoring images.

Using cameras made by Mobotix you can for example position softbuttons on a webpage which when clicked send data to another network device.

Control Web-IO Digital using Mobotix camera

For example you can send a switching command to a W&T Web-IO Digital which then turns the grounds lighting on or off.

Setting up such a switching button is quite simple. From the Admin menu select Profiles for network messages.

Control Web-IO Digital using Mobotix camera

Insert a new profile and give it a name such as web-io .

Control Web-IO Digital using Mobotix camera

For the destination address enter the IP address of the Web-IO followed by : and TCP port number (usually 80). For data type choose Text only and as text the command for switching the output (GET /outputaccess0?PW=&State=TOGGLE& switches the state of Output 0). Confirm your entries by clicking on Set.

While holding the <Shift> key down click on one of the existing buttons on the camera webpage.

Control Web-IO Digital using Mobotix camera

In the following dialog select Define function.

Control Web-IO Digital using Mobotix camera

Create a new user-defined function, for example using the name Grounds Lighting. For the parameter enter: action=notifycurrentprofile=web-io - where web-io is the name of the newly created profile. Confirm your entries by clicking on Set.

To generate a new softbutton, hold down the <Shift> key while clicking on the lowest visible button.

Control Web-IO Digital using Mobotix camera

Select Insert below button and Grounds Lighting and confirm by clicking on Set.

Finally, save all your entries in the Admin menu.

Save the configuration

That’s it!

 

You don’t have a Web-IO® yet but would like to try the example out sometime?

No problem: We will be glad to send you the Web-IO Digital 2xInput, 2xOutput at no charge for 30 days. Simply fill out a sample ordering form, and we will ship the Web-IO for testing on an open invoice. If you return the unit within 30 days, we will simply mark the invoice as paid.

To sample orders