Implement It!

Congratulations on deciding to implement EasyAccess 2.0. The day-to-day operations of your organization will soon be transformed— You'll get to enjoy an operator's view of the HMI without ever leaving company headquarters.

Below, find actionable steps to walk you through implementing EasyAccess 2.0. Doing so will enable you to remotely connect to HMIs and PLCs in the field for in-depth troubleshooting and monitoring. The steps outlined below are designed as a brief overview. For a more detailed explanation, please download our EasyAccess 2.0 Manual.

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Step 1: Obtain Session ID and Password

A unique Session ID and Password is generated for each HMI that is connected to the EasyAccess 2.0 server. If an HMI is activated but does not belong to a domain, you can determine the Session ID and Password by downloading a project that allows access to the internet.

1. First, create and download an HMI program that displays the Session ID/Password (system registers [LW-10821] to [LW-10827]), and allows setting LW-10820, the connection control register. The above setup is available in the EasyAccess 2.0 Demo project and the template files of the HMI (Window 76 – EasyAccess 2.0 Setting).

2. Let the HMI go online and connect to the EasyAccess 2.0 server by writing a "1" to [LW-10820] or clicking "Start" in the EasyAccess 2.0 Setting window.

3. Once successfully connected, the HMI will display the Session ID/Password.

Note: It is also possible to determine the Session ID/Password using the EasyWatch application in the Utility Manager or the HMI configuration software.

EasyWatch allows users to monitor the HMI or PLC address values via Ethernet connection to the PC. For more information, consult the HMI Configuration Software Programming Manual.



 

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Step 2: Create Domain Account

An HMI must belong to a domain in order to use EasyAccess 2.0. Anyone can create a new domain for free, all you need is a valid e-mail address. The Domain Management System is the basic system used to organize and handle HMI's under a particular domain. An Administrator then runs the domain and selects users and HMIs to belong to the domain.

To create a new domain, go to the EasyAccess 2.0 Domain Management System (DMS) website: https://account.ihmi.net/domain/




Step 3: Activation

With the Session ID and Password, go to your DMS page and log in as the administrator. Under the "Devices" tab, click "+ Add HMI", and then select "Add by session id/password" under Action Type. Enter the Session ID/ Password and notes if needed.


Continue to step 4 below.

Activate units using an EasyAccess 2.0 Activation card (separate purchase). See Products tab for complete list.

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Step 1: Obtain Hardware Key

A hardware key is built into each and every HMI. However, the EasyAccess 2.0 feature is disabled by default on these units and must be activated in order to use EasyAccess 2.0. The HMI's hardware key is located in configuration software's local system settings menu. Select the EasyAccess 2.0 tab and locate the 30 digit hardware key. You may also find it under the systems register LW-11210 on Window 76 – EasyAccess 2.0 Setting.





 

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Step 2: Activation

In order to use EasyAccess 2.0, you must activate the HMI. The HMI can be activated by purchasing an activation card from Maple Systems.

The activation code (from the activation card) and the hardware key (found in the HMI) are required to activate EasyAccess 2.0 in these units. If you wish to try EasyAccess 2.0 for free, a one-time, 30-day trial activation option is available when you create a domain account.





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Step 3: Create Domain Account

An HMI must belong to a domain in order to use EasyAccess 2.0. Anyone can create a new domain for free, all you need is a valid e-mail address. The Domain Management System is the basic system used to organize and handle HMI's under a particular domain. An Administrator then runs the domain and selects users and HMIs to belong to the domain.

To create a new domain go to the EasyAccess 2.0 Domain Management System (DMS) website: https://account.ihmi.net/domain/ When an HMI is activated by activation card, it is automatically added to the domain under which it was activated.






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Step 4: Manage Your Domain

When you create a domain account, you become the domain's administrator. It's the administrator's responsibility to create new user accounts and to assign HMIs to specific users and HMI groups. Your domain can contain multiple HMIs, groups, and users.








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Step 5: Download and Launch EasyAccess 2.0

1. Download EasyAccess 2.0 on your PC/ iPad/ iPhone/ Android Tablet.

2. Launch EasyAccess 2.0.

3. Enter the User ID at https://account.ihmi.net/. Once logged in, the program will list all HMIs assigned to this ID including all HMIs under an HMI group.

4. Select an HMI and establish a remote connection.


You can now monitor any HMI in your HMI list.
Welcome to EasyAccess 2.0.