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Video Tutorial: Using Registers in an OmniServer Protocol

Aug 10, 2017 2:00:00 PM

A Register Number is a time-saving special OmniServer element that allows you to configure one item that is requesting the same type of memory or offset in a device instead of one item for each memory or offset location.

In this video blog, I show you how to get started using registers to more efficiently build an OmniServer protocol without having to manually create an item for every piece of data whenever possible.

Watch this video to learn what OmniServer registers are and how to start implementing them for your OmniServer protocol.

NOTE:  It is important to understand that not every communication protocol is compatible with registers - protocols like Modbus, where an offset is included in a request message, are typically where it is possible to utilize registers in an OmniServer protocol.



Just to summarize, in this video, I've shown you:

  1. How to configure a register number in your OmniServer protocol.
  2. How to assign a register number to an item in your OmniServer protocol.
  3. How to define the register number as a sequence in the actual request/response portion of your command/response message in your OmniServer protocol.

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Kevin Rutherford
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