This brief guide will explain how to set up Fusion for the first time. These steps will only need to be completed once.
Please note that Fusion is in Beta, so you may experience some bugs or odd behavior. Your feedback is greatly appreciated, so feel free to send screenshots and descriptions of problems you experience to firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
Remember that you need to click Save Settings at the bottom of the Settings menu every time you make a change.
Add the CT Server Information
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.
Set Local Output
Now, click the Set Local Output Directory button to choose where Fusion will save processed data files. When the explorer window opens, select the destination and click Open. Now, you can choose whether or not to include Point Name Only in locally saved files.
Add a Stream Output
Next, click the Add Connection button to add local or web output destinations to which processed 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 then stream to multiple Outputs simultaneously with Fusion.
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.
Once you've added at least one Stream Output, you can check the box next to it to make it the default for all Streams you add. You can also choose to leave the boxes unchecked so you can choose yourself for each Stream.
Select a Theme
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.