Configuring Lithernet Gateway

Getting list of variables with Yabe.

Yabe, they are the initials of ‘Yet Another BACnet Explorer”. We are going to use it because it is free and very versatile software that allows us to explore our Lithernet, and obtain all the variables that it exports. You can download it here in its version for Windows:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/yetanotherbacnetexplorer/

You also have versions for Linux and Android available at this link:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/yetanotherbacnetexplorer/files/

In its version for Windows it does not require installation, you simply have to download it and run it.

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Before starting, it is essential that you make sure that there is no other device accessing your Lithernet. If there is, the entire process that we will explain to you below may present random errors.

 

Look on your desktop or downloads folder for this icon:

Getting list of variables with Yabe.
Getting list of variables with Yabe.

By double-clicking on it, this window will open. To begin, we are going to press the small green button at the top left, this will open the following window:

In this window there are many values, don’t worry, we are going to use only two:

  • Local endpoint: The first thing is to display the ‘Local endpoint’ field, you must select the IP address of your computer, that of the network adapter that you have connected to your Lithernet. It is very important that you select the correct one, otherwise Yabe will not find your device.
  • ‘Add’ button: This will add an item to the main window tree.

We are done 🙂. Actually yes and no, with this, Yabe can now read all the variables of your Lithernet. Let’s see them and how to act with them. By pressing the Add button, the program will return to the main screen like this:

Getting list of variables with Yabe.
Getting list of variables with Yabe.

By clicking on the element we indicated, Yabe will begin scanning your Lithernet. You can see this because the item tree begins to grow, this process may take some time.

We must wait for it to finish loading all the elements before moving to the next step.

Once finished, we only need to export this information. First, make sure that you have your device node selected in the tree, as you see in the image.

Getting list of variables with Yabe.
Getting list of variables with Yabe.

We will go to the ‘Functions’ menu, and within it, to the option: ‘Export Device EDE File’.

This will open a new window that allows us to give a name and location to our CSV file. In our case, we have called it ‘Export’ and the system will save it in our downloads’ folder with the extension CSV (Comma Separated Values).

Now that we are done, remember the location of your file, since you will need it in the next step.

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If you do this process with each of your Lithernets, you must save the export files with different names that clearly identify each of them.

You can close the Yabe application, you will not use it again.