How to change the default URL

As Joan devices are thin clients with minimal computing power, they rely on the Visionect Software Suite (VSS) server to provide the relevant calendar information within the proprietary Joan interface.

That information is relayed via a web interface through a dedicated URL that is unique to each device due to their UUID/serial number:

https://master.joan.vnct.xyz/uuid/{uuid}/

Which is set as the default URL in your VSS server.

As the devices are displaying data from the URL above, they are also able to display any other webpage, if the default URL is changed.

And here’s how you can do that:

  1. Go to the admin dashboard of your server
     http://IP_OF_VM:8081
  2. Log in with your credentials. By default, the following credentials are set
    • Username: admin
    • Password: admin123
  3. Open the “Settings” page from the left-hand side menu
  4. Under the section “HTML Backend” you will see “Default URL
  5. Paste the desired URL (for the Joan system, please provide the following URL: https://master.joan.vnct.xyz/uuid/{uuid}/) and click on the blue “Save” button.

And that’s it. The devices should refresh with the latest settings update.

Error message: “Could not connect: Connection refused”

If you see the error message: “Could not connect: Connection refused” on your Joan device, it means that your Joan device is unable to connect to the set URL. To resolve this, please set the Joan system as the default URL for your VSS server.