We recommend enabling ‘logging’in the Ice Bloc, through the tab on the main Control page. This will generate a daily log file of all the internal parameters, which can often be used to diagnose a problem. In the event of a problem related to your Ice Bloc, please use our support page to get in […]
The Ice Bloc must be connected to the network with an Ethernet cable, although any networked PCcan then access it, even over a WiFi connection.
Ice Blocs add additional protection by offering multiple levels of access to the web interface: user, supervisor and factory. Generally use a User login. Use Supervisor to set / modify operational options and set, for example, safe drive limits for the connected devices. Factory login is used only by M Squared personnel.
Access to the Ice Bloc web interface is password protected to prevent unauthorised access. Additionally, manual control over Ethernet using custom software can be limited to certain IP addresses, allowing you to restrict access to particular computers.
I Currently Have Software For Device Interfacing Over Serial / GPIB. How can I send Commands Over Ethernet?
Most popular programming languages and system design packages (MATLAB, LabView, Python etc.) are provided with libraries for Ethernet interfacing. We recommend consulting the online help for your chosen language to identify how to connect and communicate with Ethernet devices. Commands can then be sent over this connection for controlling all Ice Bloc operations, as detailed […]
There are no dedicated mobile phone or tablets app, but you can access the interface from a web browser on your device.
The exact procedure varies depending on your network. Generally, if you have a router in your lab, simply use the provided Ethernet cable to connect anIce Bloc to it, and then enter the IP address listed on the side of your Ice Bloc into a web browser on any networked computer.Otherwise, you can connect the […]