The next generation Fusion middleware has been fully-released and is available for download from the Timer Portal. Fusion is the successor to Classic Data Suite, so we recommend using it instead.
Enter the Information
Before you can transmit data from SimpleClient to an internet or local-based scoring program, you must first configure the Direct Socket Out details. This provides SimpleClient with a destination address to which it should send data. This article shows the information needed to send data to ChronoTrack Live, but if you use a different scoring platform, you will need to verify the correct information for that program.
- Click the Direct Socket Out menu item
- Click Connection 1, 2, or 3.
Connection 1/2/3 – opens the Socket Out Details window as shown above.
- Specify the timing Protocol Mode (default is ChronoTrack CTP01)
- Specify a Hostname. For ChronoTrack Live, this should be raceday.chronotrack.com
- Now specify a TCP Port. For ChronoTrack this should be 20201
- Next, specify a User name and Password if these are required by your timing software. None are required for ChronoTrack Live.
- Test the connection. If the test is successful, you should see a success message. If the test receives an error, check your settings and internet connectivity and try again.
- Once you're finished entering all information, check the Activate Connection box.
- Click Ok.
Save the Configuration
If the information you entered is for a scoring platform you use often, we suggest saving the Configuration of SimpleClient to avoid having to re-enter the information every time you open the program.
- Click File > Save Configuration
- Overwrite the existing SimpleClient file in the window that appears.