For the past few releases, OmniServer has had a powerful usability enhancement that you may not be aware of - a Topic Wizard – which was designed to increase your efficiency and the ease of getting started when you're working with OmniServer to integrate your non-standard process devices.
For new users, the new Topic Wizard in OmniServer Version 3 and above should feel very intuitive and lessen the learning curve if you've never touched an OmniServer before. Even for existing users, the wizard is very user-friendly and users will likely appreciate the time-savings made possible by being able to step through a wizard to configure your communications.
In this video, I step you through the very easy process to configure your OmniServer to communicate with your non-standard devices using the Topic Wizard.
Watch this video, to learn how to configure your OmniServer to communicate with your non-standard devices using the Topic Wizard.
Just to summarize, in this video, I've shown you:
- How to specify general Topic settings for an OmniServer Topic
- How to specify the OmniServer protocol to use.
- How to specify which physical Device connection to use.
- How to define a new physical Device connection for use by the Topic
If you chose to create a new Protocol, you would now proceed to the Protocol list in the OmniServer Configuration to open your new Protocol and begin configuring the required message to communicate with your device using our OmniServer how-to documentation and your device's protocol documentation.
The new Topic Wizard adds another level of ease-of-use, especially for new users. If you're interested in learning more about OmniServer features and how-tos, check out the OmniServer website and subscribe to our blog for future useful information.
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