Web-based management is a way to parameterize, diagnose, and start up devices that are equipped with a web server using web pages. The web pages are stored on the device and are made available by the device web server. Phoenix Contact devices that are equipped with an Ethernet interface and IP protocol should offer web-based management with a uniform design.
The illustration shows the basic arrangement of the elements on a web-based management page.
The following also applies:
A navigation tree is always on the left-hand side. This navigation element corresponds to the facets.
A product image (product photo from the catalog) and the product name with order number is located above the navigation tree. There is a link to the start page of the currently selected product both on the image and on the product name.
As an option, horizontal navigation can be used. For example, this can be used for selecting devices in a station
The terms in the navigation tree are set:
|Main category||Sub-category||Compulsory element||Note|
|Quick Setup||Yes||For complex devices, the necessary settings on a page for starting up the device can be shown on such a page.|
|Information||Yes||This item contains helpful information on a device, which is intended to offer the customer enough information to at least make startup possible without a data sheet.|
|General data||Yes||Contains data such as Phoenix Contact address, product name/number, FW/HW status, MAC, IP, etc….|
|Technical data||Yes||Contains an overview of important technical data, which is also in the data sheet.|
|Rotary coding switch||Optional|
|I/O register assignment||Optional|
|Configuration||Optional||Provides the device with diagnostics options; should be represented in such a way under this main folder.|
|Diagnostics||Optional||Provides the device with diagnostics options; should be represented in such a way under this main folder.|
|Administration||Yes||In this folder, all web sites can be stored, which are not absolutely necessary for operation of the device, but could change device settings (such as name, password).|
|Password||Yes||Compulsory if password is required. Allows the password to be changed.|
|Help||Optional||If the device has the necessary memory, it is possible to store data sheet, user manual etc. here. Categorized as required, e.g., documentation, links, wizard, …|
In addition to help in the main menu (optional), information about a special item is also provided as a tool tip. The tool tip can include not only text, but also images.
An “i” appears after every item that offers help. The icon opens when you either hover over it with the mouse (one second delay) or you click the tool tip.
The help in the main menu can include data sheets, user manuals, and FAQs
The web-based management is limited to the use of the following technologies:
The print function of the browser is used. Only the page content should be printed, without frame and language switcher. The necessary style sheet is supplied with the template.
Manufacturer identification – integrated into the device identification page
Manufacturer name: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
No other contact data is required.
Notes on general conditions:
When using third-party licenses:
Which licenses can we use?
EULA – End User License Agreement
The Phoenix Contact EULA license conditions must be stored in the device. It must be possible to print them. The EULA must be at least in English and if possible, in all languages that we currently have in the EULA. The EULA can be opened on the “Legal notes” page.
The copyright may not be a link. It is specified with year, preferably from the first creation up to the current modification (e. g., © 2001 - 2013 Phoenix Contact).
Only the copyright from Phoenix Contact, not Phoenix Contact Electronics or other subsidiaries.
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