Some specialized knowledge is required to
install and configure the AEI Network Monitoring System. You may
be able to just plug in and operate a small installation but if
special cables must be made or the network configuration must be
changed, you should call a network professional. The diagram
below shows the connections for a single Network Monitoring Hub
(NMH) and a single computer
Installing the AEI Network Monitoring System
consists of mounting and plugging in the Network
Monitoring Hub (NMH) and the AEI Network ESD
Monitors that will be connected to it. The AEI Network
ESD Monitors will be on the workbenches where the operators can
plug in their wriststraps and bench connections. The location of
the NMH should be chosen so that you can run the cables from the
AEI Network ESD Monitors to it and be able to connect to your
local area network. You connect multiple NMH units the same as
multiple computers to your Ethernet network switch/hub/router.
See the diagrams below
Lenths: The maximum distance for the Ethernet network
cables is about 300 feet. The maximum distance for the ESD
monitor cables is about 3000 feet. You should avoid running
either of these cables near electric motors or other machinery
that will create electrical noise in the wires.
The NMH has a 10/100 Ethernet port on it to connect to your LAN.
Standard Ethernet cable is used to connect the NMH to your LAN.
The NMH will be accessed by it's IP address. The default address
is 192.168.0.101. If this must be changed to operate on your
network, call your network installer or administrator. They
should know what IP addresses can be used on your network. The
default Username is "AEI" and the default Password is
Monitors: The cable used to connect the AEI Network ESD
Monitors to the NMH looks like standard phone cable but it must
wired correctly. Cables you would buy at retail for your home
phone will NOT work. Stock length cables can be provided. If
custom cables need to be made, they need to be 4-conductor cables
and have the same color code and pin connections on both ends.
Many "phone cables" for home use have the connections reversed.
This PDF file shows how the cables should be wired.