Programming Equipment in the NextCentury Web Portal

Roles: Technicians
Last updated: January 2020

This article steps through the process of programming on the Equipment page.

Note: An additional interface is available for bulk or "rapid programming" using the Programming page.

Create the Property Listing and Building Layout

To begin programming, the property listing needs to be created. Then the layout of the property needs to be designated by creating buildings and units within each building. This process is outlined in the article How to create a new property listing.

Once the property has been created and you have a building layout, proceed with the next steps outlined in this article.

Other Situations:

Programming a Gateway and Repeaters

Navigate to the Equipment page:

Network Tab

  1. Search or navigate to your property listing
  2. Select the Equipment page
  3. Select the Network tab

Enter the Gateway Serial Number

  1. Click on the serial number field and use a barcode scanner or the Cloud Scanner to enter the serial number.
  2. The printed serial number and barcode is located on the back of the Gateway or the Gateway's box.

Note: As characters in the serial number can easily be misread or mistyped, using a barcode scanner or the Cloud Scanner in the App is always recommended.

Enter the Repeater Serial Numbers

Repeater Serial Input

  1. Click on the serial number field and use a barcode scanner or the Cloud Scanner in the App to enter the serial number
  2. The printed serial number and barcode is located on the back of the Repeater or the Repeater's box

Note: As characters in the serial number can easily be misread or mistyped, using a barcode scanner or the Cloud Scanner in the App is always recommended.

Entering Gateway or Repeater Description, Geolocation, or Comments

Device Tile

  1. Select a Gateway or Repeater for more options
  2. The device icon on the map can be dragged to the specific location where the device is now or will be installed
  3. Select the Description button to enter any notes about the device's location
  4. Select the Comments button to enter any additional information

Programming Transceivers: Navigate to a Unit and Select to Program

  1. Search for or navigate to a property listing
  2. Select the Equipment page
  3. Default: Select the Units tab

Units Not Yet Programmed

  • If a Transceiver has not yet been programmed to this unit, the Program a Device button will be displayed.

Programmed Unit

  • If at least one Transceiver has already been programmed to this unit, click on the unit for more options.
  • Select the Edit button.

Programming Transceivers: Enter the Transceiver Barcode

Enter a Serial Number

  • Use a barcode scanner or the Cloud Scanner in the App.
  • The barcode is located on the side of the Transceiver
  • Select the Utility Type for this meter

Note: As characters in the serial number can easily be misread or mistyped, using a barcode scanner or the Cloud Scanner in the App is always recommended.

Programming Transceivers: Adding an Additional Transceiver and Utility Type to a Unit

If at least one Transceiver has already been added to a unit, additional Transceivers for additional utility-types can be entered under the "Program a Device" section.

Add Additional

  • Find the "Program A Device" section near the bottom
  • Use a barcode scanner or the Cloud Scanner in the App
  • The barcode is located on the side of the Transceiver
  • Select the Utility Type for this meter

After scanning in a barcode, the entry of the meter's Unit of Measure and Multiplier is required.

Entry of the Meter Serial Number, Meter Type, and IMR is strongly recommended.

Entering the Meter Model Type

Meter Type Drop Down

The "Meter Type" field will drop down a menu that allows you to select a meter.

The meter options are:

  • Meters you have previously added to units of the same utility-type
  • Add a Meter

If you need to add a new meter, see the [How to Manage Meter Models]

Enter the Unit of Measure and Multiplier

Required Fields

  • The Unit of Measure and Multiplier are required fields (highlighted in red)
  • Enter the Unit of Measure and Multiplier

What happens next: After the programming information has been added or updated, this information will automatically sync with the Gateway.