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  Forum is becoming read-only on March 1st 2023
Posted by: Armin@netPI - February-19th-2023, 05:04 PM - Forum: News - No Replies

Dear community members,

After 6 years now, more than 580 registered users and more than 550 threads, we have decided to let the Hilscher Forum retire and turn it into read-only on March 1st, 2023. 

There are a variety of other ways to get in touch with Hilscher and indeed other channels were used more heavily by our customers. We have therefore decided to focus on these channels and no longer operate the forum in the way we did it over the years. 

All other known channels are available for future questions about the Hilscher product portfolio and service range - especially for technical questions, the support hotline available at support@hilscher.com is pleased to help you.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for participating in this format.

  netFIELD Compact Gateway Serial RS485 connection for application
Posted by: DSongra - February-18th-2023, 09:54 AM - Forum: Hardware - Replies (10)

Dear Armin,


Hope you are doing well!

I am working on netFIELD Compact Gateway (Version, making one demo setup kit for showcase/training purposes to our Indian customers & my colleagues.

For this I have installed node-red docker container, and I have follow the steps as mentioned in document as below. but I am not able to communication Energy Meter,
so how to verify the RS485 mode is activated? or is there any other settings to do.

Terminal -
sudo sh -c "echo 'mode=rs485' > /etc/default/uart1"
systemctl restart uart1-mode

In Node red docker container -


  netPI device series is discontinued
Posted by: Armin@netPI - January-21st-2023, 08:34 AM - Forum: News - No Replies

We are sad to announce the discontinuation of the netPI product series.

The stop of the production of Raspberry Pi CPUs 3B - as required for netPI and derivatives - announced by the manufacturer Broadcom no longer allows us to purchase these CPUs on the market.

As a result, boards for the products NIOT-E-TPI51-EN-RE, NIOT-E-NPI3-51-EN-RE and NIOT-E-NPI3-EN and deriavtives can no longer be built. We are therefore forced to discontinue these products on February 1st 2023.

We are offering a possible alternative device since mid-2022. It is also ARM processor based, having more CPU power and other advantages compared to netPI. Have a quick look here https://www.hilscher.com/products/edge-g...d2-n32-010 if it fits to your requirements.

Posted by: LucioFiam - January-20th-2023, 03:42 PM - Forum: Software - Replies (6)

Hi, I add on the device netIOT Edge Gateway NIOT-E-TPI51-EN-RE (Connect) V1.2.1.0 a RS485 module, NIOT-E-NPIX-RS485.

I try to use on a node-red flow but the debug shown 'FSM reset on state' and no communication is done.

I think that, in order to use this module with node-red I should modify some configuration of device and activate the /dev/ttyS0

How to configure this module?


  Forum "netHAT" is being closed and removed from this site
Posted by: Armin@netPI - December-21st-2022, 01:17 PM - Forum: News - No Replies

If you have questions about the product "netHAT" get in touch with support@hilscher.com in future.

Thank you

  netFIELD Compact Gateway Profinet IO/ Ethernet IP communication
Posted by: DSongra - December-20th-2022, 10:24 AM - Forum: Software - Replies (1)

Dear Armin,


Hope you are doing well!

I have started work on netFIELD Compact Gateway, so I have the below query.

I checked the document and found there is no netX chip for Profinet IO/Ethernet IP communication in the side Compact Gateway. So how can we do the Profinet IO/Ethernet IP communication with PLC?

In my last setup, I made our Connect Gateway Profinet IO controller using the Codesys container application, so for Compact also I have to do like the same for to the make Slave interface.


  netPI not found in network, unable to ping
Posted by: FLorenz - December-13th-2022, 01:54 PM - Forum: Hardware - Replies (1)

Greetings everyone,

I have the following problem: I am trying to use the netPI, however I can't connect to it in any way. Neither via browser, nor pinging the hostname, nor in the windows network environment. It just can't be found anywhere.

The SYS and POW LEDs are on, and the ACT LED is blinking. The ERR NS LED is constantly red.


I connected other devices using the same ethernet cable, so that shouldn't be the issue.

Since this device is not "out of the box" I am thinking that maybe a previous user messed some settings up?

I would like to reset to factory settings, however all the relevant posts that I could find in this forum contain dead links, so I don't know what to do.

Thank you for helping!

  Node Red configuration
Posted by: LucioFiam - November-26th-2022, 12:26 PM - Forum: Software - Replies (3)

Hi, the device is netIOT Edge Gateway NIOT-E-TPI51-EN-RE (Connect) V1.2.1.0

This device has preinstalled node-red software.

I need to enable httpauth in node-settings file and also secure dashboard access. 

How do I access and then modify this file?


  443 port issue
Posted by: LucioFiam - November-19th-2022, 11:51 AM - Forum: Software - Replies (5)


I need to access to my EdgeGateway from remote site but unfortunately the 443 port is closed, just the 80 is open. So the browser shows a FORBIDDEN messages when I try to connect to the EdgeGateway; also if I try IP:80 because 443 is closed

It's possible to change some web-server configurations of EdgeGateway in order to use other port instead of 443?

Posted by: LucioFiam - November-4th-2022, 12:04 PM - Forum: Software - Replies (5)


I try to setup the hilschernetpi/netpi-desktop-hdmi on a supported NIOT-E-TPI51-EN-RE.

I try it with NIOT FW 1.2.0 and the container work fine just for a while, then the NIOT slow down after a few hours and was unreachable. 

So I update the FW to and the container seem to run ok on the docker but nothing shown on HDMI screen

Any suggestions?