Energy Interop Server & System® Box (EISS® Box)
EISS® Box Set Up and Configuration
The EISS® Box Virtual End Node (VEN) is the OpenADR 2.0b-certified hardware client to the EISS® VTN Server. EISS® Box VEN allows the VTN Server to interface with existing building equipment so that it can automatically react to Demand Response (DR) and price events. Presented below is the step-by-step procedure to set up an EISS® Box including locating it on a network and configuring its settings.
EISS® Box Set Up and Configuration Procedure
Follow the four steps below to:
- Register for an EISS® Point Account (needed to remotely configure an EISS® Box);
- Unpack and configure the EISS® Box hardware;
- Use the EISS® Box Finder software application to add the EISS® Box to your network; and
- Configure the EISS® Box operational settings via EISS® Point.
EISS® Point Account Registration
Step 1 of 4 | Video: 2:19
You will need an EISS® Point Account in order to remotely configure your EISS® Box. If you do not have an EISS® Point Account, you can register for one by completing and submitting the registration form below (complete all asterisked fields). Note that the EISS® Box Serial Number (SN) and Unique User ID (UUID) are located inside the EISS® Box enclosure as shown in the instruction video in step 2 below.
If you need to register three or more EISS® Boxes, please call our support team for assistance at 540-822-0372.
Unpack and Configure EISS® Box Hardware
Step 2 of 4 | Video: 6:01
Unpack the EISS® Box, locate the Serial Number (SN) and Unique User ID (UUID) inside the EISS® Box enclosure (both SN and UUID are required for an EISS® Point Account Registration as indicated in step 1 above), and assemble and configure the EISS® Box hardware.
Set Up EISS® Box on a Network with EISS® Box Finder
Step 3 of 4 | Video: 2:34
The EISS® Box Finder software application is used to initially locate and set up an EISS® Box on a network. Download and install the software on your computer (available for Windows and macOS) and follow the video guide to set up an EISS® Box on your network.
Download and install the EISS® Box Finder application on computers running Microsoft Windows.
Download and install the EISS® Box Finder application on computers running Apple macOS.
EISS® Box Configuration using EISS® Point
Step 4 of 4 | Video: 15:50
The EISS® Point Portal is the cloud-based user interface to an EISS® Box. Through the Portal, an EISS® Box (and certain other IPKeys VEN devices) can be connected to the EISS® Point Configuration Server allowing for remote configuration and firmware updates thereby eliminating the requirement to physically connect the device to manage its settings. When you are issued your EISS® Point Account credentials (in step 1 above), you will receive a link to the EISS® Point Portal where you can log in and configure your EISS® Box. (Note that, on your first log in, you will be asked to accept a standard end user license agreement for IPKeys VENs.)