This brief guide will explain how to set up Fusion for the first time. These steps will only need to be completed once.
Download the Fusion installation for 32 or 64-bit Windows OR Mac from the Timer Portal Forum post HERE. Once downloaded, double-click the install file and proceed through the installation. After the installation completes, Fusion should launch automatically. If it doesn't, double-click the Desktop icon that will have been created. Immediately, a window should appear prompting you to allow Fusion through the Window Firewall. Make sure to allow it through public AND private connections.
Add an Event and Configure Settings
When Fusion launches for the first time, you'll immediately be prompted to create a new Event Space. You can have an unlimited number of Event Spaces, so it's ok to put a placeholder name that isn't related to a real event for now. Enter a name, then click Submit.
Now, you will want to configure Fusion's general settings. To do this, click the settings cog on the left side of the screen.
On the settings screen, enter the Username and Password you use to log into the Timer Portal. Next, enter east01-us.chronotrack.com into the Address field and 61612 in the Port field. This is the connection string that will allow you to access server sessions for controllers owned by your company.
Now, click the Set Local Output Directory button to choose where Fusion will save processed data files. An explorer window will open. Select the destination and click Open, then click Save in the settings menu.
Next, click the Add Connection button to add output destinations to which data will be sent. These outputs will be the information for ChronoTrack Live, RunScore, Race Director, or whatever scoring software you will be using to score your race. You can add multiple Outputs and stream to multiple Outputs simultaneously.
In the Connection Info window that pops up, enter the Host Address string for the destination. For CT Live, this will be raceday.chronotrack.com.
Next enter the Port through which data will be streamed. For CT Live, this is 20201
Now enter a Description for the connection. This will tell you at a glance which Output you are selecting for any given Stream.
If necessary, enter a Username and Password. These are not necessary to stream to CT Live.
Finally, if your software will require a special Connection Output Format, adjust the settings accordingly. Settings include Line Mode, Field Separator, and Line Terminator. If you are streaming to CT Live, these settings do not need to be changed from their default values.
When you're done with the Output settings, click Create Connection.
As the last step, select whether you'd like to use the Dark or the Light color scheme, then click Save Settings to finalize all the settings.
You're now ready to use Fusion to Process and Stream Data.