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When testing or debugging a remote node in a Digi International Xbee3 Zigbee network it may be useful or more convenient to send a command over the air to the device rather than physically traveling to the remote node. In this example project a Zigbee test node located on the roof of Digi-Key Electronics headquarters building is remotely reset from an indoor Zigbee node located in engineering. Digi International's XCTU Configuration & Test Utility software is used to set up and send a firmware reset command over the air to the remote Zigbee node.


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XCTU is Digi International's free multi-platform configuration and test utility that enables developers to interact with their RF modules through a simple-to-use graphical interface. It includes all of the tools a developer needs to quickly get up and running with XBee. Features include network view, which graphically represents the XBee network along with the signal strength of each connection, and the XBee API frame builder, which helps to build and interpret API frames for XBees being used in API mode. XCTU includes a set of embedded tools such as: Frames generator to easily generate any kind of API frame to save its value; Frames interpreter to decode an API frame and see its specific frame values; Recovery to recover radio modules which have damaged firmware or are in programming mode; Load console session to load a console session saved in any PC running XCTU; Range test to perform a range test between 2 radio modules of the same network; Firmware explorer to navigate through XCTU's firmware library.


The latest version of XCTU can be downloaded from DOWNLOAD XCTU .