Setup Panels

The Setup Panels process allows you to configure controllers and setup their communication parameters, as well as configure peripheral panels connected to the controllers.


Under the Hardware Setup tab, Click the Panels tab. The Hardware Browser tab is then loaded on the ribbon, and if a controller or panel is selected, the Selected Hardware tab is also added.


Display Panel and Controller Information by Column

The left pane of the grid lists all recognized panels and controllers in alphabetical order, prioritized by column. Drag column headers above the header field to filter and display information per your specific needs and priorities. Select a panel or controller listed in the left pane and all its configuration parameters are displayed in the right pane.


Information displayed in sortable columns (based on panel or controller type):


Review/Edit Controller Configuration Parameters

The right pane of the grid lists all information and configuration parameters for the controller selected in the left pane (based on controller type). If an item in the grid is grayed-out it is not changeable.

Controller Properties

To view all of the controller properties you will need to have Advanced View enabled. The properties can also be viewed and edited by highlighting the controller in the hardware tree (Hardware Setup >> All).


Note: There are a wide variety of settings and not all controller types have the same available settings.

Controller Properties





Communication Settings


Communications Interface




Serial Number/Revision Control


Memory Options


Hardware Browser Panel Operations

The Hardware Browser displays the Selected Items icon group, providing access to maintenance tasks: removing a panel from the system, performing a Firmware Upgrade, and performing a Network Update.



Remove Hardware


The Remove Hardware command removes a panel from the system, removing it's configuration information from the database. 


  1. Select the panel(s) to be removed from the list in the left pane.
  2. Click the icon.
  3. You will be asked to confirm the remove command. Click the Yes Button.
  4. The panel is immediately removed from the system database.


Firmware Upgrade


The Firmware Upgrade command upgrades the existing firmware on a controller or connected peripheral panel with a new revision.


NOTE: A Firmware Upgrade can only be performed from the host computer on which the Doors.Net Application Server is installed.



Update Network


The Update Network command sends all new configuration information out to selected panels.


Click the icon and any information pending for controllers and their peripheral panels is uploaded to those devices.

Selected Hardware Panel Operations

The Selected Hardware tab displays two operation groups with commands that can be applied to selected controllers in the grid. Selected Hardware operations only apply to controllers. If you select any other type of panel, the Selected Hardware tab is removed from the ribbon.


NOTE: As is typical with Windows based programs, you can select multiple, random panels or consecutive sets of panels using the standard Windows Ctrl-Click and Shift-Click commands.



Selected Items




NOTE: A quick way to apply manual door operations is to select your panels in the grid and click the right-button on your mouse. A context menu with pull-down options appears allowing you to quickly and easily perform these operations.