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This function is used in Python Scripting.


Restarts the named device connection. 

Client Permission Restrictions

Permission Type: Device Management

Client access to this scripting function is blocked to users that do not meet the role/zone requirements for the above permission type. This function is unaffected when run in the Gateway scope.



  • Parameters

String deviceName - The name of the device connection to restart. The function will throw an error if the specified deviceName does not exist on the host gateway. 

  • Returns


  • Scope

Gateway, Vision Client, Perspective Session

Code Examples

system device restart, device.restart