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Once you have successfully logged into Polisy, you will get the Polisy Dashboard which is designed to be simple and functional. If your ISY is on the same network, Polisy will try to find it and login to it using default username/password (1 in the picture below). If ISY is not found, don't despair! You can configure Polisy with [[#Setting ISY Connection Parameters | ISY's connection parameters]].  
 
Once you have successfully logged into Polisy, you will get the Polisy Dashboard which is designed to be simple and functional. If your ISY is on the same network, Polisy will try to find it and login to it using default username/password (1 in the picture below). If ISY is not found, don't despair! You can configure Polisy with [[#Setting ISY Connection Parameters | ISY's connection parameters]].  
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If this is the first time you have logged into Polisy, and if you have the ISY Portal module, you might see ISY Portal listed as a node server. You can ignore this node server since it's not managed by Polisy.
  
  
 
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==Menus==
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===NodeServers===
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====NodeServer Store====
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This is where all the available node servers are listed. In order to install one of these node servers into ISY, first, click on the Install button to import the node server into Polisy. Once the node server is installed into Polisy, the next step is to install it into ISY using '''Add NodeServer''' menu option.
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[[File:Nstore.png|500px|center]
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====Add NodeServer====
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Use this menu option to install the NodeServer that you have imported into Polisy into ISY.
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[[File:Adns.png|500px|center]]
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===Settings===
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===Log===
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===Logout===
  
  
  
 
==Setting ISY Connection Parameters ==
 
==Setting ISY Connection Parameters ==

Revision as of 03:43, 20 December 2019

Welcome to our Polisy corner: your one place for anything Polisy!

First Steps

Installation

Installation is quite easy - Connect one of the included Cat5e cable to Polisy’s Network Port and to your network hub. You must use the port that’s closest to the right most edge of Polisy when the front of Polisy is facing you. Note: the network must initially be DHCP enabled - If you have the PRO version, attach the included antennas to the back of the unit - Connect the power supply Note: once Polisy is up and running, it will automatically look for your ISY on the network. As such, it's best to make sure your Polisy and your ISY are on the same network.

First Every Bootup Sequence

If this is Polisy's first bootup, please be patient as polisy will go through an initial sequence of lights and sounds while it prepares itself for you. This process might take up to 2 minutes: - All three lights on the front light up when powered on - After a few seconds, only the left most stays lit for up to a minute - All three lights start blinking and a beeping sequence starts - The beeping stops within 25 seconds - Everything is operational once only the left most light is lit

Normal Bootup Sequence

- All three lights on the front light up when powered on - After a few seconds, only the left most stays lit for up to a minute - All three lights start blinking and a beeping sequence starts which lasts about 5 seconds - Everything is operational once only the left most light is lit

Accessing Polisy

If you have a modern router, Polisy advertises itself as polisy on your network. As such, and in most cases, simply open your browser to https://polisy. You will be prompted with a security warning by your browser because polisy uses a self-signed certificate. Please ignore the warning.

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You are then presented with the login screen. The default username is admin and default password is admin. Please make sure you change your default username/password once you login.

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And that's it!

If you are having a hard time finding your Polisy using https://polisy, it's best to check your router's DHCP client list and look for a device that has the same MAC address as the one the label at the bottom of your Polisy. Polisy's MAC address starts with 00:0d:b9.

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Some Definitions!

Node Servers

As you might already know, in ISY, everything is represented as a Node. These are things (or devices) that show up in your left navigation bar under ISY. A long time ago, these nodes were limited to INSTEON,X10/A10, Z-Wave, and Zigbee. Basically protocols for which ISY had native support. We designed and developed node servers so that developers could integrate their things into ISY as nodes. And, hence, Node Servers: they serve nodes to ISY.

These nodes can be anything. They can be representing real devices in the world such as Ring, Tesla, WiFi light bulbs, Ecobee .. or they could be completely virtual such as calendars and climate services. Once a node is represented in ISY, then the whole ISY event based and programming environment are available to it. In short, Node Servers allow ISY to support pretty much device or thing out there.

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But, where do these node servers live? Well, you have come this far, so read on ...

Polyglot

Node servers have to run on some computing device. And, forcing each developer to have to come up with his/her own node server from scratch would be completely detrimental to our quest. So, we designed and developed Polyglot which is a framework that allows developers to develop their node servers with ease and confidence that all the plumbing/security and communications with ISY is handled automatically.

And, of course, being geeks ourselves, we developed Polyglot to run on geeky things such as Raspberry Pi. If you are a geek and at home with ssh, ifconfig, pip, npm, and Linux system admin you will be right at home installing Polyglot on a Raspberry Pi and enjoying it.

And, here comes the punchline for those who are not geeks:

Polisy

Polisy is our own shiny, beautiful, powerful hardware/OS preconfigured and optimized to run Polyglot (and other things). So, for those of you non-geeks out there, we have taken all the geekiness out of Polyglot and provided you with a ready to run box. So, now that we got you excited, let's continue with setting up and using your Polisy.

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Polisy Dashboard

Once you have successfully logged into Polisy, you will get the Polisy Dashboard which is designed to be simple and functional. If your ISY is on the same network, Polisy will try to find it and login to it using default username/password (1 in the picture below). If ISY is not found, don't despair! You can configure Polisy with ISY's connection parameters.

If this is the first time you have logged into Polisy, and if you have the ISY Portal module, you might see ISY Portal listed as a node server. You can ignore this node server since it's not managed by Polisy.


Pdashboard.png


Menus

NodeServers

[[File:Nsmenu.png|Right]

NodeServer Store

This is where all the available node servers are listed. In order to install one of these node servers into ISY, first, click on the Install button to import the node server into Polisy. Once the node server is installed into Polisy, the next step is to install it into ISY using Add NodeServer menu option.

[[File:Nstore.png|500px|center]

Add NodeServer

Use this menu option to install the NodeServer that you have imported into Polisy into ISY.

Adns.png

Settings

Log

Logout

Setting ISY Connection Parameters