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Access the communication configuration through CONFIGURATION and Communication.

From here, you can change the configuration settings of several devices, namely Fieldbus (in case there is one plugged in), Robot and Network. Make sure that your configuration settings are compatible with the configuration of the devices connected to EYE+. They must be on the same network.


Fig. 145 COMMUNICATION main page

Fieldbus Module section

The Fieldbus Module section shows information related to the optional Fieldbus Module. This section only appears when a Fieldbus module is plugged in.


Fig. 146 COMMUNICATION Fieldbus Module section

  • Module type, type of the module (i.e. the Fieldbus technology supported)

  • Ethernet port 1, Information related to the Ethernet port 1 (next to LEDs).

  • Ethernet port 2, Information related to the Ethernet port 2.

  • Other(s), various other information related to the specific Fieldbus Module installed.

Robot TCP/IP section

The robot configuration page consists of two sub-sections:


Fig. 147 COMMUNICATION Robot TCP/IP section

Robot Configuration

The default settings of the Robot port are presented in Table 26.

Table 26 EYE+ Controller default Robot Ethernet configuration

Ethernet port

IP address

Subnet mask



7171, 171, 17171

This configuration means that the IP address of your robot/PLC must be between and except

If this IP address range is not compatible with your robot/PLC configuration, you can change the IP address and subnet mask of the EYE+ Controller to be on the same network as your robot/PLC.


EYE+ Controller listens to the three ports defined in Table 26 simultaneously, we recommend to choose 7171, however depending on your requirements you might choose another one from the list.

TCP Configuration

This section allows you to select a different end of line delimiter. This might be required depending on your robot and/or PLC.


Three different options are available:

  • LF, end of line delimiter is the special character LF (i.e \n, ASCII code 0x0A)

  • CR + LF end of line delimiter is the special character CR + LF (i.e \r\n, ASCII codes 0x0D 0x0A)

  • CR end of line delimiter is the special character CR (i.e \r, ASCII code 0x0D)

The default end of line delimiter used by EYE+ Controller is LF.


When changing this setting, any open connection will be forcefully terminated.

Network section

The Network section allows you to modify the Configuration port. The default settings of the Configuration port are presented in Table 27.


Fig. 148 COMMUNICATION Network section

Table 27 Default EYE+ Configuration port settings

Ethernet port

Default IP address

Default subnet mask

Default gateway


This default configuration means that your computer can only connect via direct connection and the IP address of your computer’s port must be between and except

If you want to connect EYE+ to your company network via indirect connection, you need to change the IP address, subnet mask and default gateway of the Configuration port of EYE+ to match your company network configuration.

It is also possible to use the DHCP configuration mode. The DHCP server will automatically give an IP address, subnet mask and gateway to the EYE+ Configuration port.


To find out the settings applied by the DHCP server, you must ask your company’s IT department which IP address has been linked.