1. Active Devices: Indicates visually which keypad types are currently plugged in, regardless of activation status. Not sure which base receiver goes with which set of keypads? Plug it in by itself and wait for the picture to light up. If you don't see anything after 1 minute, there may be a problem with your USB port, or the base receiver itself. In this case check in Device Manager (10) to make sure that the computer is recognizing the device.
2. Detected Devices: Click on a keypad in Active Devices (1) and all plugged in devices of that type will be listed here. You can see Base ID and address, the serial number, polling groups (if applicable) and activation status here. In order to edit these fields you need to click Advanced Settings (8). If your base is not registered, you can click the App Center button (9) to go to our activation tool. If you've plugged in bases that you feel should be in the list, but arent, click the Refresh List button (6).
3. Test Area: This area appears once you click the Test Keypads (7) button. This area is for keypad testing. When you press any number key on the keypad, box corresponding to the keypad number will light up green. If you have more than 64 keypads, click (4) to increase number of available test boxes. If you have multiple bases and you don't know which base goes with which set of keypads, this is a good way to find out. Click test keypads or change Testing quantity (4) to reset.
4. Testing quantity selector: As described above, select the number of keypads you have prior to testing.
5. Environment: If you need to call Meridia Support (or any support related to microsoft office) they will most likely ask you for this information. Normally you would have to find all 3 of these things separately, but Base Manager has gathered your specific information and displayed it here. Just take a screenshot and send it to your Support Technician.
6. Refresh List: Scan USB ports for freshly plugged in bases.
7. Test Keypads: Opens keypad testing area underneath detected devices. See Test Area (3).
8. Advanced Settings: This is where you will change very important aspects of the base receiver. It is not a good idea to go messing around in here without a Meridia technicians help. Anything you change in this area may affect connectivity of your base. If you're still interested, there is an entire article dedicated to the functions in Advanced Settings called (appropriately) Advanced Settings Functions.
9. App Center: This button brings you to our AppCenter where you can download our software and activate your bases.
10. Device Manager: This brings to you windows device manager for troubleshooting base connectivity. See above.