Easylon Router Management

The Gesytec Device Management Center (GDMC) is a Windows software tool significantly facilitating installation and management of LON/IP networks.

The GDMC lists all Gesytec devices operating in the IP network and gives access to these, e. g. to configure their IP settings. It is also possible to perform a firmware update as well as backup and restore the device configuration. These functions, in particular, can be performed simultaneously for several devices. Communication between GDMC and the devices is secured by authentication.

Here are some router management tasks which can be carried out comfortably with the GDMC.

Set the IP address in commissioning

The LON/IP router is delivered with a standard IP address which always has to be modified to fit into the target network.

  • Start GDMC
  • Choose the project
  • Connect the new router to the PC via Ethernet and power it up
  • Wait for the router to show up in the device list
  • Select the router
  • Go to the “IP-Address” tab
  • Enter desired settings and apply
  • The router will be shown in the list with its new address

Backup of a LON/IP network

Create a backup of all router configurations in newly commissioned network.

  • Start GDMC
  • Choose the project
  • Select “All routers”
  • Go to the “Backup” tab
  • Select backup file destination
  • Run backup
  • To check backup status, sort by status

Exchange a LON/IP router

Use configuration backup file to easily replace a device.

  • Start GDMC
  • Choose the project
  • Connect new router to the network and power it up
  • Set router IP address if not done before
  • Go to the “Restore” tab
  • Select backup file of the router to be replaced
  • Restore backup into new router
  • Check information in the status column of the device list
 

Update software of all LON/IP routers

Keep all routers in a LON/IP network up to date without effort.

  • Start GDMC
  • Choose the project
  • Sort device list, e. g. by SW-version
  • Mark routers to be updated
  • Go to the “Update” tab
  • Select update file
  • Run update
  • Check information in the status column of the device list
 

The GDMC software is available from this web site in the Easylon Router+ section under Download. It requires router firmware version v7.5.13 or later.