Assigning Hubs or Release Stations

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Connecting a Hub

ThinPrint Hubs and Personal Printing Release Stations – hereinafter referred to as Hubs – with firmware version 1.8 or later automatically connect to the NoTouch Center or higher if the NoTouch Center uses the default host name tcmgr. In the configuration console of the Hub you will find the menu Manage via Stratodesk NoTouch Center in the network settings under the tab Remote Management. The Hubs automatically log in to the NoTouch Center after a restart or by clicking the Annouce now button. This login is automatically refreshed every 60 minutes, which can be set with Announce interval (in min).

Hub console: address of the Stratodesk server and thus of the NoTouch Center

Hub console: address of the Stratodesk server and thus of the NoTouch Center

The Hub in question then appears as Unassigned in the Devices Managed menu on the right-hand side of the NoTouch Center.

NoToch Center: a first device connected or announced

NoTouch Center: a first device connected or announced

On the left side of the NoTouch Center, you can expand the Unassigned node in the navigation pane to display the Hub in question.

NoTouch Center: first device in the navigation pane

NoTouch Center: first device in the navigation pane

  • Add more Hubs by simply connecting them to a network from which the Stratodesk server is accessible and name resolution works.
NoTouch Center: three devices connected or announced

NoTouch Center: three devices connected or announced

Assigning a Hub to a group

In order to configure Hubs, they must first be moved from Unassigned to a group. By default, you can use the My Devices group. However, if you need more than one group, e. g. because two Hubs are to be operated in the same branch office by load balancing, create one group for each branch office and then assign the Hubs to the relevant groups. To name the groups, it is advisable to use the names of the branch offices where the Hubs are located – in our example Amsterdam.

  • To do this, click Create Group.
NoTouch Center: adding a group

NoTouch Center: adding a group

  • Enter a group name and confirm with OK.
NoTouch Center: naming a group

NoTouch Center: naming a group

  • Select one of the unassigned Hubs and choose Move to from the context menu to move it to a group.

If you want to assign an already configured hub to a new group without any configuration you have to keep in mind that the hub will lose his configuration. If you want to avoid this, configure all needed properties in the group settings before you assign the Hub to this group.

NoTouch Center: assigning a Hub to a group

NoTouch Center: assigning a Hub to a group

  • Select the desired group, here: Amsterdam, and confirm with OK.
NoTouch Center: selecting a group

NoTouch Center: selecting a group

  • Assign the other Hubs to a group as well, here:
    • two devices to the group Amsterdam
    • one device to the default group My Devices
NoTouch Center: three devices in two groups

NoTouch Center: three devices in two groups

 

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