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  NPIX-4DI4DO Module
Posted by: clogomes - April-15th-2019, 10:46 AM - Forum: Hardware - Replies (1)

I would like to understand better the specifications of the NPIX-4DI4DO module.
Is there a technical specification or datasheet of the module?

These output ports are dry contacts, i.e., voltage / potential free ?

Thank you

  niot-e-npi3-51-en (RS485 <-> Industrial Ethernet)
Posted by: merklethomas - April-12th-2019, 03:52 PM - Forum: Docker & Containers - Replies (5)

1. Wir wollen den niot-e-npi3-51-en als RS485 <-> EtherCAT/ProfiNET/Ethernet-IP Konverter/Gateway nutzen.
Wir verwenden momentan HMS Anybus Gateways um RS485 Daten zu konvertieren. Master ist ein Roboter
oder eine übergeordnete SPS.
Wie kann ich z.B. PDOs auf dem Gerät anlegen, z.B. 16 Byte Eingang und 20 Bytes Ausgangsseitig?

2. Später soll ein OPC UA Server auf dem Gerät installiert werden (-> Docker?), der die RS485 Daten über Ethernet 
einem äußeren OPC UA Client lesend zur Verfügung stellt.  

3. Das Gerät hat nur einen RS-Port, entweder 232 ODER 485. Wie kann ich beide (RS232 und RS485) implementieren?

  New Container example "OPC UA server"
Posted by: Armin@netPI - April-12th-2019, 11:51 AM - Forum: Docker & Containers - No Replies

We have been creating a new netPI example container OPC UA Server.

The container is based on the open62541 project - the open source C (C99) implementation of OPC UA.

It comes with a small web frontend to be able to upload an XML nodeset file that is transformed/compiled online into a running OPC UA server. 

Please understand this container as an example of how the open62541 project could be implemented in own applications. In no way this container should be used in real applications since it does not support security. This would need further investigations and recompilation of the OPC UA library as state here: https://open62541.org/doc/current/building.html


  Detecting NetPI in Siemens TIA via Profinet
Posted by: andrewc - April-10th-2019, 07:58 PM - Forum: Software - Replies (3)

Hello all,

I would like to build a script to subscribe to a memory address in my Siemens PLC via Profinet. 

I am currently running the example Profinet code (https://github.com/HilscherAutomation/ne...g-examples) on my NetPI, but I can't detect the NetPI in TIA.

Anyone done anything similar?


  Using netHAT drivers with custom linux (not Raspbian)
Posted by: FrankS - April-10th-2019, 12:09 PM - Forum: Software - Replies (1)

Hello, I was redirected to this forum by Henry Kurz (techsales@hilscher.com) after contacting info@hilscher.com with the following question:

I have a netHAT 52-RTE 7775.000 on my table and a Raspberry PI 3 B+.
Raspberry PI 3 B+ is ARM64 (aarch64).
But your drivers offered in netHAT_DVD_2016-08-1_V1_0_0_1.zip are 32 Bit ARM only.

We plan not to use original Raspbian for our project, because of the overloaded complexity of systemd init system.
We currently develop using Devuan 'devuan_ascii_2.0.0_arm64_raspi3.img.xz' which has a managable (much less complex) standard init system.
We were not aware of your netHAT 52-RTE module strictly depends on Raspbian operating system.

Can you help us out with drivers, firmware and demo for aarch64 (ARM64)? Best would be the source code of the drivers.

Some Debug output is attached.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Attached Files
.txt   debug.txt (Size: 2.75 KB / Downloads: 3)

  [INFO] Hard shutdowns
Posted by: MGharat - April-9th-2019, 01:51 PM - Forum: Hardware - Replies (2)

Does netPI is designed for hard shutdowns?
Customer wants to confirm this before performing the uncleaned shutdown test ?



  Official Node-RED container
Posted by: Armin@netPI - April-5th-2019, 10:39 AM - Forum: Docker & Containers - No Replies

We are providing many netPI example containers/images on netPI's Docker repository here: https://hub.docker.com/u/hilschernetpi/

But sometimes it is good to know that standard containers/images from others work fine as well like the Node-RED container from the Node-RED officials.

The official Node-RED repository is maintained here https://hub.docker.com/r/nodered/node-red-docker/ and there is also a version made for Raspberry Pi.

If you want to deploy it do the following:

STEP 1. Open netPI's website in your browser (https).
STEP 2. Click the Docker tile to open the Portainer.io Docker management user interface.
STEP 3. Enter the following parameters under Containers > + Add Container
             Image: nodered/node-red-docker:rpi
             Port mapping: host 1880 -> container 1880
             Restart policy [b]always[/b]
STEP 4. Press the button Actions > Start/Deploy container
STEP 5. Enter the netPIs IP address + port 1880 to show Node-RED e.g.

  USB/Ethernet adapter
Posted by: slos - April-2nd-2019, 02:19 PM - Forum: Docker & Containers - Replies (4)

Hi there,

We would like to use a USB/Ethernet adapter.
Would it be possible to use it from a container ?
I suppose it will not be possible to use the Control Panel to configure its network settings. Could you confirm please ?
Then how to use it ?

Otherwise, maybe the solution is there ?

Thanks a lot for your kind support.


  [SOLVED] Diagnostic service
Posted by: MGharat - April-2nd-2019, 10:36 AM - Forum: Software - Replies (1)

Hi Armin,

How we can use network  Diagnostics with nePI?

with edge gateways, we have NIOT-S-LIC-DIAG service.....similarly what we can do with netPI?



  [SOLVED] Memory storage
Posted by: MGharat - April-1st-2019, 09:44 AM - Forum: Hardware - Replies (1)

Hi Armin,

In catalogue netPI says 8 GB of NAND strorage, while when we access on netPI over webconfiguration, on info page , it shows as 6125 MB total available 
 & usage 50%