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Ordering more Echelon LonMaker credits

Issue

How to order more LonMaker credits in order to commission more devices.

Product Line

TAC IA Series, TAC Vista

Environment

  • LonMaker
  • LNS

Cause

There are two types of credits:

  1. Product specific credits like LonMaker and NL credits
  2. LNS credits

     

LNS

LNS credits are assigned to the PC and when they reach zero, the LNS Server license goes into deficit mode. After 14 days the deficit mode will expire, at which time no LNS tools will be able to be used on that PC. To reverse the lockout, enough LNS credits must be ordered to cover the deficit and any additional nodes that need to be commissioned. Backing up, sharing, and restoring LNS databases can sometimes corrupt these LNS credits, which then prohibits you from launching any LNS plug-ins. For more help with corrupt LNS credits see Corrupted LNS Credits.

LonMaker

LonMaker credits are assigned to the PC. Both LNS and LonMaker credits are required, however when commissioning devices in LonMaker, LonMaker credits are consumed but LNS credits are not. Even though LNS credits are not consumed in LonMaker they are still necessary because certain LNS applications (i.e. TAC Vista System Plug-in) require them to operate.

NL220

Each time a node is commissioned in NL220 it requires a NL credit and a LNS credit. NL credits are assigned to the NL220 dongle and can be used on other PCs in "MOVED" mode. LNS credits are also necessary in NL220 to operate certain LNS applications such as the TAC Vista System Plug-in.

 

To order more Echelon LNS credits see Ordering more LNS credits.

To order more Newron NL220 credits see Ordering more Newron NL220 credits.

Resolution

To order more LonMaker credits:

Echelon LonMaker v3.1

  1. Open up a LonMaker database and go to LonMaker menu > LonMaker Credits Info...
  2. Here you can view how many LonMaker available credits that you have. Click on Add Credits...
  3. In the box named Credit Order, type in how many credits to order, then click Next.
  4. Following the instructions at the top of the window, click the Copy to Clipboard button to copy the PC key generated by LonMaker License Wizard. Click Cancel.
  5. Compose a new email and paste the PC key into the body of the email. Address the email to credits@echelon.com or your local Schneider Electric Buildings Business order department so they can place the order.
  6. Follow the instructions at the top of the email making sure to fill out all required fields.
  7. Once Echelon or the local Schneider Electric Buildings Business order department sends back an Application Key, open up the LonMaker License Wizard again. Click Next and paste the application key into the field titled "Application Key". Click Finish.

     

Echelon LonMaker v3.2 Turbo

  1. Open up the LonMaker License Wizard by going to Start > All Programs > Echelon LonMaker > LonMaker License Wizard.
  2.  Here you can view how many LonMaker credits that you have available. In the box named Credit Order, type in how many credits to order, then click Next.
  3. Following the instructions at the top of the window, click the Copy to Clipboard button to copy the PC key generated by LonMaker License Wizard. Click Cancel.
  4. Compose a new email and paste the PC key into the body of the email. Address the email to credits@echelon.com or your Schneider Electric Buildings Business Order Entry Department (888-444-1311) so they can place the order.
  5. Follow the instructions at the top of the email making sure to fill out all required fields.
  6. Once Echelon or the local Schneider Electric Buildings Business order department sends back an Application Key, open up the LonMaker License Wizard again. Click Next and paste the application key into the field titled "Application Key". Click Finish.
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