- How to set up the GS6 DMP, VCS, and the MOXA Ethernet IO to allowed for triggered message control?
Product Family: Transportation
Product: GS6 display
- Components: E1212 MOXA Ethernet I/O, ioSearch software, FileZilla
- Control System: Venus Control Suite (VCS) locally hosted
Install VCS on computer. http://dakfiles.daktronics.com/downloads/Venus/Server/
Configure DMP to talk to VCS https://www.daktronics.com/Web Documents/Manuals/DD3016537.pdf
Configure Moxa I/O
Configure DMP to look at Moxa I/O
Upload the I/0 service firmware to the controller using the firmware tab on the DMP. Moxa Firmware
Using Chrome browser search the signs IP followed by /io/#/config. Example: 10.11.12.13/io/#/config
Make sure Enabled and ERTD (DM-100 Mode) is on.
Select add device
Add the IP of the Moxa.
Set the port to 502.
Then in drop down select Moxa(TM) iologik E1212
- Verify the Poll Rate and Timeout values are set to "0".
Log into the DMP.
Click the wrench icon on left side.
Select add Mapping.
Enter 1 for Sign number and name it Primary/Overlay.
See image below what it should look like when done.
Create your default message and switch messages in VCS. How to Create Content in VCS.
Select the display tab on the left in VCS and select the display you are working with.
Select layout and associate the layout you created to the display and select save.
Save your switch message (vmpf files) to your desktop. Note: Messages must be saved as Message 1 for switch 1, Message 2 etc.. These messages are case sensitive. How to save content studio messages to desktop from VCS.
Store the messages to the locale folder on DMP.
Open FileZilla and enter Host name (Signs IP).
Enter the username and password. Contact Daktronics for log in credentials.
Enter port 22.
Create a folder named Local in this location /usr/share/Daktronics/Content.
Transfer your switch messages over to this folder.
Using VCS create an Overlay.
On the left-hand side click the tools icon.
Select new layout.
Name it Overlay.
Select your size sign.
Select zone icon at the top.
Under position set the Height and Width of the sign.
See figure below what it should look like when done.
Create your default message playlist. How to Create Playlist
Wire up switches to Moxa and verify switches trigger messages.