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Meshdynamics NMS Download and System Integrator Check List
      Private networks for Outdoor Mobile Machinery   

Please Click on the YouTube Video Tutorials (above).


SECTION A  Network Manager Download Executables (Windows)
 

Information on MD4000 and MD1000 Network Monitor, Configuration and Updating Front End is on NMS Product Page 

a.  Download Link for NMS Manager Windows executable [version 9.0.6]  and  Version 9.X User Guide 
b.  Download Link for NMS Manager Windows executable [version  10.1, BETA] and  Version 10.X User Guide

The NMS requires Java jre7. Please check if the jre is loaded. Look for folder: C:\Program Files\Java\jre7
If it is not loaded please download and install one of these .exe files, below

jre-7u79-windows-i586  (32 bit machines)         OR               jre-7u79-windows-x64  (64 bit machines)

Windows 10 uses the 32 bit version. Other downloads available on the Oracle Download Page for jre7:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/java-archive-downloads-javase7-521261.html

General Notes on the NMS and its intended use
 
01. NMS is NOT needed for the mesh to run. The mesh forms independent of an NMS.
02. NMS IS needed to configure nodes,  view the network, run performance tests and manage node firmware upgrades.
03. NMS download includes the network management software (as self installation executable) and user manual.
04. NMS Training Videos and slides are on the Tutorial and Support pages.  Email:  techsupport@Meshdynamics.com 
05. NMS JAVA API is here: http://support.Meshdynamics.com/downloads/nmsapi/
06. NMS Source code and application extension development support available to OEM source code licensees.

SECTION B. System Integrator User Guides, Manuals and Tutorials


For an overview of what makes our software different:  You-tube videos  01 through 04 on Tutorials Page
Next, please review the 05 min Quick Start and 30 minutes Training. You-tube Videos. Slides05 Slides30 

The support page lists the relevant technical manuals, user guides etc under sections B, C.
Please review FAQ  (Frequently Asked Questions) and links on Sections B, C of the Support Page:

a. MD4000  NMS User Guide.  Version 10.1 Instructions on configuring security, VLANs, 802.11e settings. Video
b  MD4000  Layout Design. Estimating range and throughput, Layout considerations.  Tutorial Video  
c .MD4000  Installation Guide. Guidelines on network deployment, antenna selection, range calculations etc. Video

SECTION C. Check List of Suggested Items needed before an Installation 

01. POE Adapter  
-- Purchased Separately. Power connection on 4/5 (+)  and 7/8 (-) 

02. Mobility Antennas Backhaul 5.8GHz. 
-- All 5.8 Antennas should be FULL RANGE  (5.1G - 5.8G).  See  SPDJ8O or SPDJ60P  
-- Range Estimation Sheets: 8 Db Range Estimate (54 Mbps)  8 Db Range  Estimate (24 Mbps
 
03. Static Node Backhaul 5.8 GHz.
-- High gain sectored antennas provide more range: 16 Db Range Estimate 54 Mbps  
-- SuperPass sectored and panel antennas are listed here. See also  SPPJ19, SPDN8W , SPDN8E, SPDN8S
-- See Layout Design Suggestions for Antennas types  in some typical installations: MD4000 Layout Design.
   
04. 2.4GHz Client Access Antennas.
-- If your model configuration uses a 2.4G backhaul, the SuperPass SPDG16O is suggested. 
-- Note: Antennas for 11b/g service should be based on down tilt and beam width explained in installations Manual.
 
05. Low Loss RF cables.
-- The connectors on are N-FEMALE. HyperLinkTech N Male-Male Adapter   Cable Assemblies
  
SECTION D. Optional Items (Occasionally Required for Custom Installations)

01. Replacement Plastic covers on unused N-Female connectors McMaster Part: 9753K44
02. Antenna Lighting protection and Line Data Lightning protection
03. Portable inverters, Battery backup units, 24V power supplies from Xantrex.
04. Outdoor POE equipped with lightning surge protection, Martek Power.
05. 24VDC POE with Street Light Adaptor. Fisher Pierce Model # FP287  Note: Request 24VDC. 
06. Solar Powered UPS support www.solisenergy.com/ups_features.htm. Request 24VDC