RediGate 100 Series Getting Started Guide

Table of Contents

Getting Started with Configurations

This section walks a first-time user through the steps of getting connected to the RediGate, creating an initial configuration, uploading the configuration, and logging into the user interface menu to observe its operation.

Starting the RediGate

If you are starting the RediGate for the first time, or if you don't know the Ethernet IP address, you will need to connect to the RediGate via the USB port on the front of the device.

If you have a RediGate with an ethernet port (110e or 120e), you should also connect the RediGate to the same Ethernet network as the configuration PC, or directly using a crossover Ethernet cable (you may need to configure the PC to a compatible IP address in this case).

Powering the RediGate

The Redigate will work with any 9.5-28V DC power supply connected to the supplied power cable. Apply power to the device prior to installing and testing the Silicon Labs USB Driver

Install Silicon Labs USB Driver

Install the ACE Program

In order to configure the RediGate, you will need to install the ACE program. The basic instructions are outlined here, but see the ACE Operation Manual (accessible at http://partner.elecsyscorp.com) for more complete instructions on installing and using the ACE program utilities.

Download Latest Default Configuration

Upload Configuration to RediGate

Diagnostics Menu

You can connect to the RediGate diagnostics menu with Tera Term using the ACE program. (You can also use the PuTTY program for this – see Setting Up Putty for USB Connection). 

The Diagnostics menu via Tera Term or Putty provides advanced troubleshooting features. The RediGate Diagnostics Manual provides an in-depth guide on how to use the RediGate menu for troubleshooting and diagnostics.

Use ACE to Connect to Device

Host Configuration

The "Host" port on your RediGate acts as the connection to the internet or internal network where the data from your field device will be sent. RediGate 110c and 120c models have cellular host connections, and RediGate 110e and 120e have ethernet host connections.

Ethernet Host Configuration

Cellular Host Configuration (CAT-M1, GSM) – SIM card installation

Cellular Host Configuration (CDMA–Verizon)

Testing Connectivity – Ping Utility

The easiest way to test RediGate network connectivity is by using the ping tool built-in to the RediGate diagnostics:

Downloading and Installing Software Updates

We are constantly adding new protocols, host platforms, and features to the RediGate platform, so it is a good idea to check and make sure your RediGate software is up-to-date.

Setting the RediGate's System Clock

A number of RediGate features (TLS and Store and Forward, for example) depend on the RediGate having an accurate system clock. Follow the steps below to check and set the system time on your RediGate:

Where Do I Go From Here?

Once you have read and completed the steps in this Getting Started Guide, you can go on to configure your RediGate according to the needs of the system. There are a number of example configurations and tutorials (see http://redigate.elecsyscorp.com/examples/) that walk you through connecting your RediGate to common field devices (such as Modbus) and host platforms (such as Ignition and IBM Bluemix/Watson).