EP Series IP Client Configuration


Overview

IP Client communication is an alternative to IP Server. When using this mode, the SCP panel communication begins at the panel and ends at the Access Control Server computer (machine with dongle attached).

Beginning in Access It! Universal.NET 5.6.0.2 the ability for multiple SCPs to use the same inbound TCP port has been introduced. Versions prior to 5.6.0.2 must use a unique TCP port for each inbound SCP.

Prior to configuring the EP controller for IP Client, it must already be pre-programmed with an IP address as outlined on the reverse side of the EP Series Quick Reference sheet.

EP Setup

  1. Open a web browser and go to EP-IPADDRESS
    Where EP-IPADDRESS is the IP address of the pre-programmed EP panel.
  2. Click on Click Here to Login
  3. Click on Continue to this website (not recommended)
  4. Enter a Username of admin
  5. Enter a Password of password
  6. Click Host Comm from the left hand menu
  7. Set Primary Host Port Connection Type to IP Client
  8. Set Primary Host Port Host IP to EXTERNAL-IPADDRESS
    Where EXTERNAL-IPADDRESS is the IP address of the device the EP panel will communicate to.
  9. Set Primary Host Port Connection Mode to Continuous
  10. Set Primary Host Port Data Security to None
  11. Set Primary Host Port Port Number to PORT-NUMBER
    Where PORT-NUMBER is the port the EP panel will communicate over.
  12. Set Primary Host Port Retry Interval to 5sec
  13. Click Accept
  14. Click Apply Setting from the left hand menu
  15. Click Apply, Reboot button
  16. Wait 60 seconds for EP-1502 to reboot

Access It! Universal.NET Channel Setup
Single Shared TCP Port - version 5.6.0.2 and newer

  1. Navigate to the Channels section within the Hardware Tree
  2. Select New from the toolbar
  3. Set Channel Name accordingly
  4. Check the Channel Enabled checkbox
  5. Set the Protocol Type to SCP
  6. Set the Channel Type to IP Client (single port)
  7. Set the Port Number to the PORT-NUMBER specified in the EP Setup step 11
  8. Click Save

Unique TCP Ports - version 5.5.0.5 and older

  1. Navigate to the Channels section within the Hardware Tree
  2. Select New from the toolbar
  3. Set Channel Name accordingly
  4. Check the Channel Enabled checkbox
  5. Set the Protocol Type to SCP
  6. Set the Channel Type to IP Client
  7. Set the Port Number to the PORT-NUMBER specified in the EP Setup step 11
  8. Click Save

Access It! Universal.NET SCP Setup
Single Shared TCP Port - version 5.6.0.2 and newer

  1. Navigate to the SCPs section within the Hardware Tree
  2. Select New from the toolbar
  3. Set SCP Name accordingly
  4. Set Model accordingly
  5. Set SCP Timezone accordingly
  6. Select the Comm tab
  7. Set the Channel to the channel specified in the Access It! Universal.NET Channel setup step 3
  8. Enter MAC Address of the EP panel with no semicolons (FF0102030405)
    MAC Address must be entered in capital letters
  9. Click Save

Unique TCP Ports - version 5.5.0.5 and older

  1. Navigate to the SCPs section within the Hardware Tree
  2. Select New from the toolbar
  3. Set SCP Name accordingly
  4. Set Model accordingly
  5. Set SCP Timezone accordingly
  6. Select the Comm tab
  7. Set the Channel to the channel specified in the Access It! Universal.NET Channel setup step 3
  8. Leave IP Address empty
  9. Click Save