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Networking Multiple ATS/ ATD Systems

Networking Solution

A number of customers operate two or more ATS workstations with a single scanner.  To enable this functionality the software provides two modes of operation - "Master" and "Satellite".  When networked, the Master hosts ALL database files and is used to launch ALL scans.  The Satellite (or satellites) may create new jobs, and view scanned data. The "Measure" button is replaced with an "Update" button. When pressed, the Satellite simply reads the last press sheet from the Master's database.

Generally, the best configuration makes use of three PCs.  One PC becomes Master and will be directly attached to the scanner.  The other two (or more) PCs are then configured to read from the Master's ATS database.  These machines are networked together over the corporate LAN.  The only network conditions to satisfy are [a] that the Satellite(s) map a drive to the Master, and [b] that the Master provide appropriate read/write permissions to the Satellite(s).

Minimum PC Requirements for non-turnkey computers:

Step One

Locate X-Rite scanner convenient to both presses. Network the Master computer per corporate standards: share the ATS program folder so that connected Satellite PC's will be provided both read and write permissions.

Note: ALL job and library data will reside on this "Master" PC.

Step Two

Set up a second (Satellite or Viewer) computer.  This PC must run the SAME version of the ATS software as the Master.  Again, network per corporate standards. Permanently map a drive letter (e.g., H:).

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