The “Stop all communications” checkbox option is a universal network security option. This preference is checked by default so when you access the Preference Window for the first time the Preference window will be unavailable. You will be required to uncheck the box and then either enter a password chosen for the network, (for a completely new network,) or enter the password of the existing network. You will then be able to set the remainder of the preferences for your network to operate. See the explanation below regarding this function, but we recommend that this checkbox be activated when the network is inactive.
Provide the computer with a name for the network. This is the name that will appear in the Communications window of other computers connected to the network, to indicate whether or not you are connected. Use a name that best describes how the computer will be used eg. Client computer 1 or Server computer. This will make it easier to identify computers in the list.
Set the password and verification field for the computer for this network. NB. This is not a “system password” – it is a password for this SportsCode network only. It is common practice to set all computers in the network to the same password, so the auto connection feature can be used.
Use same password for auto connection to clients
Ticking the box will try to connect with clients using the same password that is set above for the computer. A very convenient option to use when there are multiple clients to connect.
Disable automatic connection to clients
When selected, the auto-connection process will not take place in the Remote Communications window. The connection process will have to be undertaken manually.
Do not connect with clients
Tick this box when the computer will be acting only as a client. The computer will not act as a server and send any commands to any clients. Commonly used when computer is acting as a client only.
Stop servers connecting to this computer
Tick the box to stop all servers from connecting to the computer. The computer cannot be a client when this ticked. Commonly used when the computer is acting as a server only.
Allow servers to Start and Stop Capture
Tick this box to allow connected servers to start/stop capture on the computer.
Allow servers to Pause and Resume Capture
Tick this box to allow connected servers to pause/resume capture on the computer.
Allow servers to Update Capture
Tick this box to allow connected servers to update capture on the computer.
Port settings can be changed here. Sportscode uses 9093 which is a port left undefined by networking standards. When setting up for Internet remote communications, this may be changed to suit firewall rules. Be careful when changing this setting even on a local area network. Changing this could cause serious problems for a network where other services may be running over the same ports. Consult the IT department before changing this number.
Do Not Show Errors As They Occur
Tick this box to stop the error log from popping up during remote communications. Keep this option ticked unless trouble shooting is required.