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    How to deploy 3rd party Apps with an offline system (INTEOX) using Configuration Manager?

    In order to connect to the S&ST ecosystem, the camera first needs to be registered to Bosch Remote Portal.

    Please see the article: How to connect a Bosch INTEOX camera to S&ST using Configuration Manager?

     

    There are two methods of working with 3rd party apps: through Remote Portal and Configuration Manager.

    The methods using the Configuration Manager can be used both with an online system (cameras connected to the internet) and an offline system (no internet connection to local system).

    Once apps are installed on the camera, the configuration interface for each app can be accessed through the Local App Management Console on the camera. No internet connection required.

     

    In this article you will find the step-by-step guide where is described the method using Configuration Manager.

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    Step-by-step guide

     

    Configuration Manager stores data about devices (including the camera ID used to identify INTEOX cameras) in its database when the camera is added to My Devices.

    2.png  - camera is connected to the same network as Configuration Manager 

    3.png - camera is connected to an offline network, but still recorded in Configuration Manager's database

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    For the offline method, disconnect from the local network and connect to the internet > login to the S&ST Store

    Click the Tools menu (lower left corner) and select "Security and Safety Things Store..."

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    A page will open in the default browser and you'll need to log in to the S&ST website with your S&ST credentials

    Note: Configuration Manager needs to be authorized in order to connect to the Store, therefore a code is created by the S&ST Store after login.

    This code can then be copied and pasted into the Authorization Code dialogue which Configuration Manager opens:

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    All INTEOX devices that the Configuration Manager has in its database and are eligible for the App, whether currently connected or not, are displayed in Available devices and can be selected to generate the license.

    IMPORTANT! For the offline method, at the end of this step: reconnect to the local network.

     

    A dialogue will pop up that lists all the purchased Apps and their license availability.

    2.png Select the app to install

    3.png Click on the download button to retrieve the app file

    7.png Switch to the Available devices tab and select one or more devices where the app is to be installed

    8.png Press the bottom right button to generate and download a device-specific license for activation of the app

    Then >  Disconnect from the internet and return to the local network

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    Installing the App on the camera:

     

    • Purchased and licensed Apps from the Security and Safety Things application Store must be stored locally on your computer after their download.
    • For the offline method: please make sure you are connected to the local network.

     

    In Configuration Manager > My Devices >  Select the camera you want to install the App > go to Service tab > App Management tab > click the Upload icon 

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    A dialog box appears showing your local directory with the apps you bought before

     

    Select the desired App file > click the Open button

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    After clicking Start the app will be uploaded.

    After the upload is finished, the Cancel button changes to Close

    The app appears in the App Management overview

     

    Installing the license for the App:

     

    Select the App from the App list

    Click the Install license icon below the installed apps overview 

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    A notification appears that informs you the license was installed successfully

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    Click OK

    Note: Each app has its own configuration interface. Use the Local App Management Console of the camera's website for configuration. During configuration, there must be no connection to the Remote Portal App.

     

    Useful information:

     

    Under the App Management tab from Configuration Manager:

    14.png button → Apps can be activated or deactivated with these buttons. This can be useful if an app isn't used temporarily, in order to save CPU and memory load

    15.png  button→ This icon appears when an App is selected. When clicked, it will open the App's configuration interface.

    16.png button → By clicking this button will allow you to uninstall an App. 

    Note: that the license of the App is still installed on the camera and reinstalling the app will activate the license again unless it's expired.

    To uninstall the license from the camera completely in order to re-use it, please contact S&ST Support.

     

    **In the camera's web interface, the installed apps can also be seen and stopped/ uninstalled by going to Configuration User Apps App Management

    *local App Management console: the separate user name and password set after first boot. These are different from the service user credentials!

    Once logged in to the Local App Management Console, all installed apps are shown.

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    book-lightbulb.pngNice to know:

    For a better understanding of using the Bosch Remote Portal, S&ST ecosystem and INTEOX cameras, we encourage you to join our online Inteox product line introduction training from Bosch Building Technologies Academy!

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