Features of the NCT - Metasys - LIT-1201990 - Software Application - NxE Information and Configuration Tool - 10.1

NxE Information and Configuration Tool Technical Bulletin

Brand
Metasys
Product name
NxE Information and Configuration Tool
Document type
Technical Bulletin
Document number
LIT-1201990
Document revision
Version
10.1
Revision date
2019-10-14
Language
English

The NCT includes the following features:

  • The NCT is compatible with all network engines, including legacy engines that use a Windows Embedded operating system (OS) and those that use the Linux OS at Release 9.0.7 (NCE25, NAE35, NAE45), Release 10.0 or later (NAE55), or Release 10.1 (SNExx, SNCxx).
  • The NCT is required if you want to access an NxE55 engine at Release 9.0 or earlier with Remote Desktop. To improve network security, the capability to access an NxE55 from any Windows computer on the building network with the Remote Desktop Connection application has been disabled. The NxE55xx-2 and NxE55xx-3 engines at Release 10.0 or later and SNC/SNE engines at Release 10.1 or later that run the Linux OS use a different remote connection type called secure shell (SSH). The NCT has an SSH option to access these network engines.
  • The NCT identifies the Metasys software release version and build number when a compatible network engine is discovered.
  • The NCT can discover network engines and other IP devices such as IP VMAs on your Metasys network. You can also use SCT for device discovery.
  • The NCT can run on a computer at the same time as the NAE Update Tool.
  • Multiple instances of the NCT can run at the same time on the same computer.
  • Discovered network engines and IP devices can be sorted according to model number, MAC address, host name, IP address, or order discovered. Advanced users, such as field technicians, can use the NCT for device discovery.
  • The NCT can collect device debug files. Advanced users, such as field technicians, can use the NCT to collect device debug files. They can also use SCT to collect device debug files.