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Message Configuration for MxBus Modules

Open the Message Configuration for MxBus Modules dialog to configure the messages sent by connected MxBus modules. Upon detecting specific events, an MxBus module can send messages using the MxMessageSystem; in turn, the module can also execute a specific action upon receiving a corresponding message.

Open the Manage MxBus Modules dialog and make sure that the attached MxBus modules have been activated and that the firmware is up-to-date.

Note: All elements and the available settings on this page are explained using tool tips (bubble help). You will see them when you hold the mouse over an element (without clicking).

Managing Messages

First, load the configuration from the attached modules by clicking on the Load connected devices from configuration button.

Set the MxMessageSystem names in the Edit Messages section.
A valid MxMessageSystem name must follow these rules:

Note that all entries are case-sensitive. Use the New message and Remove buttons to create new messages and to delete existing ones, respectively. Note that you can only remove a message, if it is not used in any device configuration. When leaving an input field, all messages are stored temporarily on this page and are used to fill the dropdown fields in the configuration forms of all devices. Note that the messages are not yet written to any device configurations.

You can set a message range for every message. This range specifies where to distribute the message. The scope of the ranges is defined as follows:

A message can contain parameters and can thus be used to transmit values. The "Parameter" operating mode will be selected automatically depending on the specified configuration. Every message will get a specific signature according to the parameter types that are transmitted. The message dropdown fields are automatically filled and updated using only messages of the same type (i.e., the same signature).

Configuring the MxMessageSystem of the Devices

After loading the configuration, the dialog lists all discovered MxBus modules in separate sections below the message section. Depending on the features of the module, the corresponding form section contains subsections for configuring the function components that are available in that module. These can be, for example:


The configuration sections for inputs are present if the module has inputs. Add creates a new line for configuring the current input. To delete a configuration line, click on the corresponding Remove button. Use the first dropdown edge type to set either the desired edge trigger (falling, raising, both), a level period or a parameter. The other selection fields are filled according to the first selection:


The configuration sections for outputs are present if the module has outputs. Add creates a new line for configuring the current output. To delete a configuration line, click on the corresponding Remove button. The first dropdown field shows the generated message names that will be executed when receiving the message. The second dropdown field shows the action to be executed; depending on the selection, more fields will be displayed.


The Keypad and BellRFID can trigger message when specific RFID cards are presented. To use this feature, you need to ad the unique identifier (UID) of the card on the text field. This identifier uses hexadecimal characters (0-9, A-F) and may contain up to 16 characters.

Audio feedback

For modules with the ability for audio feedback, you can add/remove messages and the corresponding feedback types (error, success, alarm).

Visual feedback

For modules with the ability for visual feedback, you can add/remove messages and the corresponding feedback types (error, success, alarm).


For modules such as the BellRFID, you can configure messages for the available edge triggers in the sections of the corresponding bell button. When using the Parameter setting, the message will transmit the state of the bell buttons as a parameter. Accordingly, you can only select messages that correspond to the signature (sea also under Managing Messages).


The keypad has its own configuration section. You use it to map number codes to different messages. Every number code can have up to 16 digits.

Sensors of the MX-GPS-Box

The MX-GPS-Box has a temperature sensor, an illumination sensor and a GPS sensor (date, time, position). The measured values of the corresponding sensor can be attached as a parameter to the message that will be sent. The message can be sent either using a timer after the specified time in seconds has passed or when receiving the selected message. The default time span for the timer is five minutes (300 seconds); this will prevent the message from being sent to often.

Radar Sensor of the MX-Proximity-Box

The MX-Proximity-Box can trigger messages when detecting movements. The Recurrence time specifies the time to pause before a new message can be sent. Note that you can set the sensor range to either Near or Far. In addition, you can use a movement profile, which combines preset sensor values for amplitude, approach speed and escape speed. These values can be customized when using the Custom profile mode.

Storing the Configuration

Once you have finished configuring the modules, you can save the current module's configuration by clicking on the Write configuration button at the bottom of the module section. In order to save the configuration of all modules at once, click on Transfer entire configuration at the bottom of the dialog.

Loading the Configuration

In order to load the entire configuration, click on the Load connected devices from configuration button at the bottom of the dialog. The form shows the corresponding modules and the configuration sections. Note that you can also load individual module configurations. This will only update the corresponding device section of the dialog.

Generating a Default Configuration

Click on the Create default configurations for all devices button at the bottom of the dialog to create a configuration with preset values. This will create configuration sections for all attached modules with appropriate default values and the corresponding messages. Note that you can do this manually for individual modules.

Factory Defaults

You can reset every module to its factory default settings. This will discard all configuration changes for the device made in this dialog. You can either discard the changes of all modules at the same time (click on Factory Defaults at the bottom of the page) or for a single module (Factory Reset at the bottom of a device section).

Konfiguration sichern

Klicken Sie auf Setzen, um die Einstellungen zu aktivieren und bis zum nächsten Neustart der Kamera zu sichern.

Klicken Sie auf Voreinstellung, um diesen Dialog auf die werkseitigen Voreinstellungen zurückzusetzen (dieser Button wird nicht in allen Dialogen angezeigt).

Klicken Sie auf Wiederherstellen, um alle Änderungen seit dem letzten permanenten Speichern der Konfiguration zu verwerfen.

Beenden Sie den Dialog durch Klick auf Schließen. Hierbei wird geprüft, ob Änderungen der Gesamtkonfiguration vorliegen. Ist dies der Fall, werden Sie gefragt, ob die Gesamtkonfiguration dauerhaft gesichert werden soll.

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