The radio server is an optional add-on module. It is called up and started in the quick start bar under Accessories. The radio server can be configured as an autostart module on the "Settings" tab. Alternatively, EULANDA® can be called via a command line parameter, which also forces the autostart mode.
Note: Only the RF601 hardware from Nordic ID GmbH is supported.
Start by selecting the COM port to which the radio base station is connected. The window of this radio server is independent of the main window. You can therefore continue to work in EULANDA® while the radio server is active. In addition, the window can be switched to invisible via the "Hide" button.
The connected wireless terminals expect a fast response time. It is therefore recommended to start the radio server module in its own EULANDA® version (=instance) and to call the program a second time to work. If the PC is generally heavily loaded, we recommend starting the radio server on the server PC.
To operate the wireless terminal, the manufacturer's PiccoLink® driver software must be installed on the PC operating the wireless base station. The software can be downloaded from the manufacturer's website at www.nordicid.com
The functions were tested with the PiccoLink® driver in version 4.2. If you are using a different version, please ask the manufacturer if your software driver is compatible with EULANDA®.
With the autostart function, you can determine whether the radio server module should be started automatically at the start of EULANDA®. To do this, the COM port and the PC name to which the radio base station is connected can be set in the "Settings", which you can access via the "Accessories" quick start bar on the "Radio server" tab.
Note: Note: When Autostart is activated, EULANDA® may only be started once at the relevant workstation. This option is therefore particularly suitable for starting the wireless server on your server PC. There you insert the EULANDA® call into the AUTOSTART group.
Radio server management
On the "General" tab you can see the serial number of the last active device and the battery status. The EULANDA® radio server is activated as soon as the COM port has been specified under "Connection". This is also used to log off the radio server.
The EULANDA® radio server can serve several radio terminals simultaneously. Via the "Broadcast" function, a broadcast message can be sent to all radio terminals logged in.
In addition to free text input, predefined texts can also be called up. The message is placed in the queue of the individual radio terminals via the "Send" button. As soon as a radio terminal makes contact, the message is transmitted. The user can confirm the message with any message.
To indicate that the message has been sent to the queue, the message text is displayed in red after you press the"Send" button. When each of the active radio terminals has picked up its message, the colour of the message is set back to white.
The status line shows how many radio terminals have already received the message.
Via the Settings tab you can determine which menu items are to be displayed in your radio terminal.
The settings correspond exactly to the "Wireless server" tab, which you can access via the "Settings" module via the quick start bar under Accessories. There you will also find a description of the individual setting options.
The "Driver" tab displays information on the driver of the wireless terminal manufacturer. There you see the device type, the version number of the driver and a button for each registered radio terminal. The number on the button is the serial number of the device. At least version 4.2 of the driver is required. However, it is best to ask the manufacturer of the PiccoLink® wireless terminal whether the driver version you are using is compatible with EULANDA®.
For more information about the driver, click the button for the device number. The colour of the button indicates the status of the last radio connection. The meaning of the colours can be found in your radio terminal user manual.
The information displayed here is displayed by the PiccoLink® driver. The exact meaning can be found in your user manual for the PiccoLink® wireless terminal.
In addition to the field strength, the state of charge of the batteries can be seen. In the lower right area you will find the most recently transmitted control commands.