collect using Eco-Clocks
2.30d Professional Edition and later
The Professional Edition of TNA 200 allows for multiple LAN collecting
points. This means that multiple
can collect from different
clocks at the same time. The PCs all store their
information in the same place on the server.
By definition the use of multiple
collect points requires a LAN. IT is strongly advised that a
server is used in this configuration. A peer-to-peer network is
not recommended, although the >server= can be running Win95 (with
appropriate patches) or Win98.
The TNA 2000 Licence must be set to Professional or Enterprise.
You can install TNA 2000 as normal. The Hardware module is used
to add all the clocks to the system, just as if you were
only going to use one collect point. Even though the clocks
will attach to different machines they need to be all defined in
the hardware module.
Tip : For performance reasons it=s recommended that
clocks attached to the same computer have sequential addresses.
For example have clocks 1,2,3 and 4 attached to PC 1, 5,6,7,8 to
PC 2 and so on.
You will need to visit each collecting workstation in turn, to set
which clocks will be collected on that machine. Do this after
setting up all the clocks in the hardware module. At each
workstation do the following;
a) Open the TNA2000.Ini file, in the Windows directory, on that
b) Go to the [EcoComms] section.
c) Enter the name of this machine. The name for each
machine must be unique. You can decide on the name. Machine names
should be 10 characters long, or less. Eg
d) Open the Hardware Module. Go to the device configuration
screen. For each device attached to this machine click on the >This
Machine= button. You=ll see the name (from (e) above) appear next
to the device name.
Run the Comms
module before leaving the computer.