SOREX Management Software
User Manual

1. System Requirements

  • Windows XP or newer
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or newer
  • 512 MB RAM

2. Welcome Screen

Start the wirelessKey management software by double-clicking the wirelessKey link on your desktop or through the start menu. The welcome screen displays important information regarding the software version.

Figure 1: The Welcome screen

Figure 1: The Welcome screen

The welcome page offers the following additional choices:

New:
A new key plan can be created. If the selection “New” is made, a second window opens and a new file can be created on your hard drive. Any name may be selected.

Open:
If a file has been already created, please select “Open”. The existing file can be opened
from the new window.

Last:
Opens the last used key plan.

Language:
Change the language of your wirelessKey management software by clicking "de"/"en".

3. Main Screen

Figure 2: The Main Screen

Figure 2: The Main Screen

The Main screen is, as its name implies, the management software's main interface. Here you can quickly access all features that you need frequently when managing your wirelessKeys.

On the left side of the main screen, you can see a number of big, colored buttons, which link to the most basic functions of the software.

The following buttons exist (from top to the button):

  • New wirelessKey module
  • Manage wirelessKey groups
  • New user
  • Manage user groups
  • Synchronize
  • Settings
  • Change time profiles
  • Show/hide online window
  • Open wirelessKey module

Their features are going to be described in the next chapters.

4. Managing wirelessKeys

4.1 Button "New wirelessKey module"

Figure 3: The 'New wirelessKey module' screen

Figure 3: The 'New wirelessKey module' screen

Here you can add a new wirelessKey to the management software. Before you start, make sure you have followed Chapter 7 of the wirelessKey's user manual to set up the device 's ip address and disable DHCP. Alternatively, you can connect the LAN cable directly to your computer's LAN port, In this case, use the standard IP address (169.254.254.254) has to be used for the configuration.

  • First, give the wirelessKey a short but distinguishable name (e.g. H7-ME). You may also provide a meaningful description of the door (e.g House 7, Main Entrance) and assign the wirelessKey to an existing wirelessKey group. (Managing wirelessKeys is handled in Chapter 4.2)
  • On the next page, you are asked whether you want to use USB or LAN to connect the wirelessKey to the software. The wirelessKey 4.0 can only be connected to the Management Software using LAN or WLAN, so leave the default option (LAN/WLAN) checked and progress to the next step.
  • The next Page asks for the wirelessKey's IP adress, so insert the IP adress you have configured in the wirelessKey's web browser interface in the field "IP adress" and hit Next.
  • Now, you can adjust various settings like the opening duration or the duration of the Hystere (the amount of time that a bluetooth device needs to be out of range before it can open the door again). In most cases, you don't have to change the default settings.
  • On the next page, you can define the wirelessKey's range.
    Please note that there are many possible conditions that may affect the bluetooth connection, and therefore, the indicated range may not be accurate.
  • The last page gives you a final overview of your settings. Check your settings again and press 'Done' to finish the process.

4.2 Button "Manage wirelessKey groups"

Figure 4: The 'Manage wirelessKey groups' screen

Figure 4: The 'Manage wirelessKey groups' screen

This menu allows you to manage your wirelessKey groups. By default, all wirelessKey devices are in the 'all wirelessKey' group. On the left side of the window, there are the following buttons (from top to bottom):

  • New group
  • Edit
  • Delete
  • Up
  • Down
  • Make default group

You can add a new group by pressing the 'New group' button. Highlight an existing group and press 'Edit' to rename it or 'Delete' to remove it. You can also edit and delete existing wirelessKey, but you can only change the wirelessKey's description with the 'Edit' button.

To assign an existing wirelessKey to an existing group, you can use the 'Up' and 'Down' buttons to move the highlighted wirelessKey between the groups, until it is inside the desired group. You can also move whole groups with these buttons.

You can make an existing group the new default group by pressing the 'Make default group' button while the group is highlighted. New wirelessKeys are assigned to this group by default.

5. Managing Users

5.1 Button "New user"

Figure 5: The 'New user' screen

Figure 5: The 'New user' screen

The 'New user' screen consists of three pages:

  • On the first page, you can add personal information (as seen in Figure 5) about the new user and assign them to an existing group (Managing user groups is discussed in Chapter 5.2). Of all these settings, only the name is mandatory.
  • On the next page, you are prompted to add the MAC address of the user's first opening device. On most mobile phones, you can find the MAC address in the phone's settings. If you don't know the devices' bluetooth MAC address, you can search it with a wirelessKey. Select a wirelessKey and make sure the bluetooth device is as close to the chosen wirelessKey as possible before pressing the 'Start' button. In most cases, the first device to show up is the desired one.
    Please Note: Sometimes, the software fails to identify the bluetooth devices' types. In this case, it just displays them as 'Mobile phone'. So if the first device is listed as mobile phone when you intended to add a bluetooth transmitter or RFID device, the wirelessKey may still have found its MAC address.
  • The last page gives you a final overview of your settings. Check your settings again and press 'Done' to finish the process or, if you want to add another opening device to this user, you can press the 'add' button on the bottom of the report.

5.2 Button "Manage user groups"

Figure 6: The 'Manage user groups' screen

Figure 6: The 'Manage user groups' screen

This menu allows you to manage your user groups. By default, all users are in the 'all users' group. On the left side of the window, there are the following buttons (from top to bottom):

  • New group
  • Edit
  • Delete
  • Up
  • Down
  • Make default group

You can add a new group by pressing the 'New group' button. Highlight an existing group and press 'Edit' to rename it or 'Delete' to remove it.

You can use the 'Up' and 'Down' buttons to rearrange your groups.
Please note: Unlike the 'Manage wirelessKey groups' screen, you cannot assign your existing users to groups here. You need to do that either when adding or editing a user or on the main screen by right-clicking the user's name and select 'Move User'.

You can make an existing group the new default group by pressing the 'Make default group' button while the group is highlighted. New users are assigned to this group by default.

6. Managing user authorizations

Once you've added wirelessKey modules and users, you can manage user authorizations on the main screen. By default, a new user has no authorization to open any door. Simply tick the cell by double-clicking it in the user's row and the wirelessKey's column to allow them to open this door. Double-click again and the user's access is denied again. Right-click the cell and choose 'reset right' to completely delete the user's permissions on this wirelessKey.

To apply the changes to your wirelessKey devices, you need to synchronize them with the management software. Each time you change settings on a wirelessKey, its name is highlighted red to help you identify those wirelessKeys that need to be synchronized. To synchronize your wirelessKeys, press the 'Synchronize' Button and pick the wirelessKey you want to synchronize. You can also choose to synchronize all wirelessKey at once.