Installation Manual for the application iHC-MA

Installation Manual for the application iHC-MA
Installation Manual iHC-MA
Installation Manual
for the application iHC-MA
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Introduction .............................................................................................................................................................. 3
Installing the application on the device ......................................................................................................... 4
Basic settings ............................................................................................................................................................ 5
Control......................................................................................................................................................................... 9
Configuration of Rooms .................................................................................................................................... 19
Description of Elements .................................................................................................................................... 20
Setting the iHC application without your own iMM Server ................................................................. 24
Exporting data from iDM (iNELS Designer&Manager) ........................................................................... 28
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1. Introduction
The iHC-MA application is an accessory to the iNELS intelligent electrical installation enabling control of the
entire system from a smart phone equipped with the Android operating system. The main advantage of the
application is the possibility of controlling all integrated technologies from a single application, whether you
are connected at home in the local network (LAN) or anywhere away from home with Internet access (mobile
phone data, WiFi connection, etc.).
The elegance of iNELS blends perfectly with any modern home, and thanks to the iHC-MA application, it
enables constant monitoring of the electrical installation and comfortable central controlling of the entire
home from a single place. Thanks to the iHC-MA, you have control over the lights, the blinds, shutters,
sockets, heating, appliances, sprinklers, video cameras, multimedia (audio, video), Miele home appliances,
door phones, air-conditioning, recuperation, weather station information, consumed energy status and more.
The menu is divided into clearly structured sections in which the icons indicate individual functions. Here you
will also find faster access to your favorite functions, and you will maintain a constant clear view of what is
happening in other zones of your home.
The application now lets you secure individual rooms. By entering your password in the iMM Control Center,
you activate the security for the given rooms and thus prevent an unauthorized person from controlling
iNELS via iHC.
The iHC application can function:
Directly with the central unit using a virtual server, where you can control iNELS bus elements, e.g.
lighting (switching, dimming), the blinds, roll shutters, sockets, security system, scenes, central
functions, sprinkling or heating
With the Connection Server, where you can control video cameras, air-conditioning, recuperation,
door phones and a weather station, or monitor the consumed energy status
With the iMM Server, which also enables control of multimedia, i.e. Videozones (starting music, video,
television or browsing photos from a central media storage) and Audiozones (starting music from
central media storage)
iHC is short for iNELS Home Control, and the letters after the dash determine the device (T – tablet, M –
mobile phone) and the operating system (A – Android, I – iOS/Apple). The iHC-MA application is thus
designed for smart phones with the operating system Android 2.2 and higher. It is optimized for devices with
display resolution of 800x480. The application language corresponds to the language set in the OS Android
Availability of the application
The application is available at Google Play (previously Android Market) under the name iNELS Home Control
Mobile. The application is regularly updated, and after downloading, you have the option of trying it out for
30 days. A license key enabling you to register the application must be obtained by ordering at The application is free and there is no fee for ordering.
Here you can order a license key to the iHC-MA application:
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Installing the application on the device
(Steps a) and b) are in case of installing from a file)
a) Prior to the actual installation, you must enable installation from unknown
sources on the phone
Allow installation of the application
from sources outside of Google Play
b) Run the installation file iHCm_ddmmrr.apk. The application will notify you
of the sources to be used. Confirm by tapping "Install" and wait for the
installation to finish. Installation lasts around 15-30s, based on the type of
Button confirming "Install"
You must be connected to the Internet when first running the application!
After completing installation, the device will offer the option of opening the
newly installed application. When starting the application, you will be asked
to enter a registration email and the consequent license, which you will
receive immediately to your entered registration email. By pressing
"Continue", after 5 seconds, you can operate the full application without
needing to enter the license number.
Here you add the registration
email, to which you will be
sent the license.
Here you enter the license
number, which you will receive by
email immediately after entering
this registration email.
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3. Basic settings
By tapping "Settings", you open the basic settings menu of the application.
Open this dialog box by
tapping the button "Settings"
in your mobile phone
a) The next step depends on whether you are connecting to the iMM Server or Connection Server, or to
a virtual server. The following images presume connection to the iMM or Connection Server. Select
the button "IP address of server" and a dialog box for IP address settings will appear. First, add the
new server by tapping the button "+" for storing servers. Then type in a selectable name and IP
address of the iMM Server. Enter the port – the default port is 8000. Tap "Add" and check this server.
Then instead of "Add", "OK" appears, which you then tap to confirm the changes.
When working with a virtual server the procedure is similar, but it uses the buttons "IP address of CU
unit" and the default port is 61682. A separate manual covers virtual server settings!
Select the server by checking
Selectable name
IP address of the
Character + for adding
other IP address
Port for
(Default: 8000)
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b) The next step is forcing data download. A notification appears in the
window that the new data will replace the currently downloaded data,
even if the forced data download is occurring for the first time. Confirm
by tapping "OK".
In case of a virtual server, the button "Force data download" is not used,
but rather the button "Process data from file".
By pressing OK, you confirm
the data download from the
selected server
In case you want to monitor in the application the connected
Audiozones and Videozones, you must select these zones in the menu
"Select monitored zones".
By checking it, you confirm
monitoring of the Zone
d) Selection of groups. The order of groups can be changed by the drag
and drop method – just tap and hold your finger on an icon and place it
in any order you wish.
When holding an icon, you
can move it up or down the
list to any position.
Select the group by checking
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e) Video camera settings – the manual later describes that there are two options for displaying the
application – Tiles or List. At the List of video cameras, all connected video cameras are available.
However, if you wish to have video cameras closer "at hand", you can add video cameras to the quick
display - Tiles. For adding a video camera or group of video cameras under a single Tile, press the
button "New video camera", then select the check box of the required video camera. You can also
give the Tile any name you like. Alternatively, you can remove the added Tile by tapping "Remove
video camera".
Note: The option of using video cameras requires an iMM or Connection Server.
List of video cameras, which
you can add under the video
camera icon in the tile display
Item for setting the intercom
Items for adding, removing
(into the tile display) and
selection of the video camera
It preserves the aspect ratio of
the video camera
It automatically adjusts the
aspect ratio of video cameras
Always full-screen display of
the video camera
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Setting the intercom function – this function enables data communication between door phones
2N, iHC applications and iMM applications (i.e. Videozones). The iHC application can receive calls
from another iHC application, iMM application and a door phone 2N. Communication is voice, in
case of a door phone with video camera, the image is also transferred. The application can also call
on any of the mentioned devices.
To access the intercom settings, you must click the button "Intercom settings" and then check the
option "Allow intercom". This provides access to the setting options for the log-in name, password
and server address. The log-in name and password must be entered exactly as the accounts were
created on the iMM or Connection Server. It distinguishes lower/upper case letters (case-sensitive).
Note: The option of using the intercom function requires an iMM or Connection Server.
Selecting this check box will allow access to
the settings option, and then the actual
Log-in name set on the server
in the Intercoms tab
Password name set on the
server in the Intercoms tab
Button for entering the IP
address of the iMM or
g) Further settings
Select the check box for use of
an accelerometer for
recording video cameras and
Displaying the status panel
along with the application
(Status panel is a panel with
the signal strength, time and
battery status indicator)
Select the check box for
permission and displaying
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a) Tiles
The basic method for displaying the iHC-MA application are so-called "Tiles". It is a general overview
of elements, where you can see at first glance according to the icons, either backlit or not, the active
or inactive elements of the iNELS bus electrical installation and other Tiles for controlling integrated
devices, e.g. Multimedia, Miele, Intercom, Energy, etc.
If you want to change from displaying Tiles to displaying List, just tap on "Room".
Room – name of room
Arrows for switching between
Status bar of monitored Zones
Tiles "Multimedia" for
controlling Zones (audio,
Calling up the menu – same
function as the settings button
Tile "Energy" for visualization
of energy consumption
Indoor thermometer
Independent controlling of
iNELS, here e.g. blinds
Outdoor thermometer
When tapping on Room, the
application switches to the List
display mode (see further in the
By dragging across the screen,
you can scroll up and down
through the tiles
Heat Control - current heating
Heat Control – current and set
Tiles for controlling Miele
electrical appliances
Heat Control - selected
heating mode (automatic,
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b) Multimedia
Control of Multimedia is possible only if included in the system iMM Client/Server. iMM Client/Server
can be used as a Videozone (for starting up music, movies, browsing photos or watching television)
and further enables using Audiozones, e.g. iMM Audio Zone (AZ-R) or LARA iNELS Multimedia, where
you can control audio.
Enter the list via the tile Multimedia. You can switch on/off the entire Zone and the devices attached
to it tapping on the name Zones. An active Zone is indicated in white letters, an inactive (switched
off ) Zone is indicated in red letters.
Name of zone
Arrows for switching between
Current program being played
After tapping the program in
the EPG, you can predefine its
Playing TV
EPG – electronic program
List of TV stations
Control panel
Volume control slider
Mute button
By pressing, you can switch
off the Zone and its
connected devices
Name of film and time
Playing movies
Film screenshot
Graphic display of film time
Playlist – if you want to
remove one item, just press its
name and hold
Playlist control (Mute, Repeat,
Shuffle and Delete playlist)
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Playing music
Arrows for switching between
Currently playing file
including time
List of albums and singles
Playlist – if you want to
remove one item, just press its
name and hold
Playlist control (Mute, Repeat,
Shuffle and Delete playlist)
Playing music
Arrows for switching between
Name of currently displayed
List of photos and photo albums
Playlist – if you want to
remove one item, just press its
name and hold
Controlling the Playlist
(Repeat, Shuffle and Delete
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The "Scenes" List is used to activate the user's predefined scenes, such as all off, all on, all blinds up,
all blinds down, etc.
It is possible to create scenes using iMM CC or already in iDM. Especially for more complex and
extensive scenes, it is appropriate in iMM CC to receive an already created scene exported using the file.
Note: You can control scenes and central functions from the iHC-MA application even without using
an iMM or Connection Server.
List "Scenes"
Arrows for switching between
Lists (Moving is possible by
dragging through the icons of
Lists to the left /right)
Individual scenes
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d) Lights
The "Lights" List is used for controlling individual lights or entire light circuits. When displaying the
List, two basic types of displays are distinguished For switched light circuits, controlled by on/off, the
output status is indicated by a lit/unlit lamp. For dimmed light circuits, where you can set various
brightness intensity levels, this brightness intensity is indicated by an analog clock. Dimming is
controlled by the slider, by which it is possible to slide using your finger or by tilting the telephone
(accelerometer function). This dimming slider is displayed by pressing and holding your finger on
the desired dimmable light circuit icon.
List "Lights"
Open output
Closed output
Current level of brightness
intensity of the given circuit 47%
Current level of brightness
intensity of the given circuit 100%
Open output
The dimming slider opens
by pressing and holding
your finger on the required
dimmer. You can move the
slider with your finger or by
Closed output – brightness
intensity 100%
Closed output – brightness
intensity around 50%
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e) Blinds/roll shutters/awnings
In the "Blinds" List, you can easily control the blinds, roll shutters, garage door, entrance gate and all
devices with bidirectionally rotating drives.
List "Blinds"
Blinds up
Blinds down
Garage doors, gates
The control logic for the Tile for controlling the blinds/roll shutters/awnings is as follows:
Blinds not moving
With the first press of the icon, the blinds roll up
With the second press, the blinds stop in their current position
With the third press, the blinds roll down
With the fourth press, the blinds stop in their current position
The entire sequence continues with further presses…
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In the "Info" List, you can monitor the indoor and outdoor temperature and other additional
information from the system. Here you can e.g. monitor the HDO signal status, the status of other
sensors, etc.
List "Info"
Indoor temperature
Indication of the HDO signal
Outdoor temperature
g) Miele
You can open the Miele list either by the icon in the Tiles or by the arrows for switching between
Lists. This part of the application enables you remote management of Miele home appliances, which
are connected through communications modules to the network [email protected] Communication
between appliances and the communication interface Miele Gateway occurs via powerline. Miele
Gateway then transfers this powerline communication to the Ethernet network. To transfer this
protocol, it is necessary to use the iMM or Connection Server.
For Miele appliances, it is possible to monitor statuses of equipment or devices and to control some
of their functions, whereas safety is ensured, and it is not possible e.g. to turn on an induction hob.
One interesting option is activation of remote starts.
List Miele
Backlit elements are active
Appliances awaiting remote
Buttons "Start" for remote
start of appliances
When tapping on the
appliance icon, a menu
opens providing details
about the appliance, e.g. its
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h) Video cameras
Using the "Video cameras" List, you can monitor the image from IP video cameras to control PTZ
video cameras and record video coming from the desired camera. The iNELS system supports
connection to up to nine IP video cameras.
Displaying a desired video image full screen is done by pressing the given video camera preview. By
pressing the video camera icon, you open the panel for controlling PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom).
List "Video cameras"
Preview of the video camera
Button to start recording
video from the given video
Canceling full screen mode
and returning to the List
Button to start recording
video from the video camera
Change in the video mode –
standard, automatic, full
Displayed video camera – by
tapping on the video camera
preview in the video cameras
Buttons for rotating the video
camera left/right (Pan),
up/down (Tilt)
Buttons for zooming in/out
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Air-conditioning and recuperation
Control of air-conditioning is bi-directional, so you can fully use the option of your air-conditioning,
such as fan speed control, lamella movement or controlling modes, e.g. plasma. When controlling
recuperation, you can determine the method of air exchange, fan RPMs, temperature or set periodic
air exchange.
List "Air-conditioning"
Button for switching on/off
the air-conditioning
By pressing to the desired airconditioning, a detailed
control panel opens.
Detailed control of airconditioning – opened by
tapping to the required air-
Current temperature
Set temperature
Buttons for setting the
required temperature
Selecting the air-conditioning
mode: Intensity, lamella
rotation, etc.
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Energy metering
You can open the energy metering screen by tapping the Tile "Energy". The iNELS system enables
you to measure consumption of gas, electricity or water, whereas for each medium, it is necessary to
have a meter with impulse output. These impulses are scanned on units of binary inputs, and with
the help of readers, the amount of consumed energy is assessed.
Energy consumption can be displayed in units, e.g. kWh, or in a price value, e.g. in CZK. For each
period set up however you wish, the application enables drawing of a consumption graph.
Selection displaying required
energy or overview of all
energy types
Energy metering – opened by
tapping the Tile "Energy"
Selection of time segment
Numeric display – in
measuring units, in price
Graphic display – by pressing
the icon, you switch to the
display with drawn
consumption graphs
Button for updating data
Button for returning back to
Energy metering
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Configuration of Rooms
Configuration of elements is performed in the iMM Control Center ("iMM CC") at the tab "Rooms".
In "Rooms", you can create any number of virtual groups (Rooms), into which you enter any Elements
and Zones.
Elements – created based on the exported file "" from the software iDM (see
separate manual)
Zones – created based on the iMM Server configuration
Name of new Rooms
Select this check box
if you want to
password protect
control of the given
Password and
confirmation. Note:
only asterisks appears
when entering
Edit the given Room
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Description of Elements
Simple 2-status icon
Dimmable icon
Special icon
Weather station
Heat Control
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Icon for controlling air-conditioning units. After selecting this icon, only LG air-conditioning units are filtered,
defined in the tab "Climates".
Selected type of icon
Selection air-conditioning
defined in the tab "Climates"
Selection of
Confirm adding an
Selecting the
If you select "yes", the icon will
only be for reading, i.e. it will
display its status, but it will not
be possible at all to control this
Selection of
Heat control
The Heat Control icon enables control and switching of a preset temperature program from iDM. By pressing
and holding, you can switch between MAN and AUTO modes. If the temperature circuit is closed, the icon is
Variable from iDM, which returns
to the currently preset
temperature program
Name of icon
Relay controlling the given
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Weather station
Display of values from the AD converter.
Coefficients, calculation below
Maximum displayed value
Minimum displayed value
Number of decimal
Displayed unit
Calculating coefficients is performed using the equation d=a*v+b, where
d – is the displayed value
a – searched multiplier "coef_mult"
v – value sent by the central unit (0-10 V) multiplied by one thousand
b – value "coef_add", by which the resulting value is moved
General procedure:
You must determine what the quantity range will be; in our case, the upper limit will be 40 (max_disp) and
the lower limit is 0 (min_disp). Place these values into two equations with two unknowns. The result of this
equation is a multiplier of the coefficient (coef_mult) and adding the coefficient (coef_add). The values are
then entered into the table.
Example: If you want to display the value 0 to 10 V sent from the central unit in an interval of 0 to 40 m/s, the
procedure is as follows:
The equation applies:
max_disp = coef_mult*10*1000 + coef_add
min_disp = coef_mult*0*1000 + coef_add
Since there is no requirement to move the displayed values (this requirement may be in case of measuring
the outdoor temperature, where negative temperature values also appear), it will be coef_add=0.
arising from this:
40 = coef_mult*10*1000 + 0
40 = coef_mult*10000
coef_mult = 0.004
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Using the icon "Scene", it is possible to control multiple iNELS elements at once. Scenes can be created by
adding individual outputs to the list by tapping "Add". It is appropriate to choose for scenes the output
channels marked as ON/OFF/TRIG.
It is more advantageous to create more complex scenes directly in the iDM environment, then only call up
the given event here.
For scenes, chose iNELS
elements with
extensions _ON, _OFF
Button for adding
another element to
Icon adjusted for controlling motors, mostly roll shutters or blinds, where there is an option to select separate
relays for each direction. The icon then automatically switches direction (relay) when tapping the icon in the
format: up-stop-down-stop-up...
element for
Switching element for
Icon for displaying temperature. The icon adjusts its appearance based on the selected parameter
Selection of sensor
Selection of temperature
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You can add this icon only if using the extension iMM (iNELS Multimedia). All zones, which you wish to control
from the given room on a telephone, must be defined under this icon.
Will the Zone play
Will the Zone play
Selection of Zones
defined in the tab Zone
Setting the iHC application without your own iMM Server
At the public iMM Server, you can generate rooms.cfg based on the imported from your iDM.
Upload file
Upload file from
The first option Upload rooms.cfg is used in later phases of settings to upload the already created file
rooms.cfg and perform its subsequent editing.
The second option Upload must always be filled out with the current file
For subsequent editing, it is also possible to use the "ID" created upon the first input on a public server, and
which reads the last known settings after inserting in the applicable column in the tab "Log in". After signing
in for the first time, record your ID for further service from a different PC or in case of erasing cookies
from your browser!
Note: for work on a public server, receiving cookies must be allowed in your.
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In the tab Configuration, you can edit iNELS elements from the file, changes must be uploaded
to the file by pressing "Update" located under the dialog box.
You confirm changes by
pressing Update
The tab Rooms is identical with the tab Rooms from the classic iMM CC (see (chapter 5) The difference is only
in entering the password, which is only numeric and multiple asterisks are displayed.
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The tab Downloads enables downloading of created or modified files and rooms.cfg to the
Downloading newly
created (edited) file
rooms.cfg to PC
Downloading file to PC
Transfer these files from the PC into the telephone, where in the root directory, you create the folder iHC, into
which you will copy these two files.
File iHC in the phone's root
Inserted files rooms.cfg and in the folder iHC
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In a separate iHC application, you must select the option "IP address of CU unit", where you enter the IP
address of the CU - the central unit (CU2-01M). Adding the IP address of the CU is activated by tapping on
the plus sign. Name of the central unit is selectable and the port default is set to 61682. After adding a new
central unit to the list, you must select the check box of the given central unit and confirm by tapping OK.
Check box for selecting an
List of IP addresses of central
Button for adding another
The last step is selection of the option "Process data from file". The iHC application downloads all necessary
data, and if everything is correctly set, the message appears "Data was successfully downloaded".
Process data from file - OK
In the version without iMM or Connection Server , it is only possible from the iHC application to control bus
units. For the option of controlling other devices such as video cameras, air-conditioning, recuperation, door
phones, weather station, measuring energy consumption, the presence of a Connection Server is required.
For the option of using Videozones and Audiozones, the presence of an iMM Server is required.
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Exporting data from iDM (iNELS Designer&Manager)
The iDM software enables export of variables (inputs/outputs, time programs, readers and timers), with the
help of which you can then create iHC applications for controlling the entire installation. The following text
describes how to perform this export.
Export of inputs/outputs
Exporting inputs/outputs is performed from the window "Unit/device manager", where for the required
inputs/outputs, you must check the option "Export for visualization". In case you want to name the given
input/output, use the column "Naming/alias".
It is not necessary to select the check boxes of these inputs/outputs, which are used in some action. Export of
these used inputs/outputs is then performed automatically.
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Export of time programs
Exporting time programs is performed from the window "Time/weekly program manager", where you must
tap and open the menu "Settings of export for visualization".
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In this menu, you must select the check boxes of all three options, whereas you can export the weekly time
program for heating/cooling and a two-status time program.
‐ "Export program settings", i.e. timestamps and mode settings
‐ "Export program control", i.e. you can force individual modes (minimum, attenuation, normal,
‐ "Export program statuses", i.e. preview of program statuses (four modes, required temperature,
current temperature)
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Export of time events
Exporting time events is performed from the window "Time events manager", where you must check the
option "Export for visualization". It is once again possible to rename the given time event in order to export.
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Exporting events
There is a special selection of export for visualization. This concerns direct export of events from the window
"Actions/commands manager". These exported actions can then be called directly from the iHC application.
For the required action, you must check "Export event for visualization" in the lower part of the window.
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Export of readers and timers
Export of readers and timers is performed from the window "Configuration system", tab "System", subfolder
"Readers", or "Timers". Both options here offer the selection "Export for visualization".
Exporting readers is important in case you want to use measuring devices with impulse output to measure
and visualize energy consumption. Impulses from these devices are read on binary inputs using these
After setting the requirement for exporting all variables, it is necessary to select appropriate settings of the
export method and select the path for where to store the *.pub file. This is performed in "Settings".
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In the part "Settings export" and then "…Visualization", check the option "Create export of configuration for
visualization". Then set the path where the *.pub file will be saved.
If you check "Export only designated IO", only the i/o will be exported, which you have selected in the
window "Unit/device manager" on the previous page. "Expanded export of binary inputs" represents the
export of binary inputs with the reader. "Report a change in export files" is a selection, which ensures and
reports a possible shift of address of variables in memory registries, which can occur upon saving the
configuration. "Export mapping of user actions" is a selection for exporting user actions, e.g. commands for
relay groups, for lighting groups, etc.
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