The Security Feed function is very similar to the Customer Display function and is designed to be used in those cases where Customer Display information needs to be sent to more than one device. Its Display, Port, and Keep Port Open options work the same they do for the Customer Display configuration.
The Security Feed function also supports Display Control File global variables for every message type. The following global variables are available and identified using a negative variable number:
-1 - System Date
-2 - System Time
-3 - Current Module
-4 - Store Number
-5 - Machine Number
-6 - Register Number
-7 - Clerk Number
-8 - Clerk First Name
-9 - Clerk Initials
For example, adding [-1,8,L] to the beginning of the "Inside Keystroke" line in the Display Control File causes the current Date to be displayed whenever changing modules.
The IP: Port Number supports variables such ass &R and &M in the Port Number which is replaced with the Register or Machine Number. For example, 8&R would be port 8003 if on Register 3.
The MonIP (MONIP.EXE) Test Program
Keystroke includes a small sample program (MONIP.EXE) that can be used to monitor and display the information sent to an IP port using the UDP protocol (such as from the Security Feed function).
The Port Number can be specified using the PortNum= switch (i.e. MONIP.EXE PORTNUM=8003). If the PortNum= switch is not used, the Port Number is assigned 3458 by default.
When MonIP is run, its title bar displays the machine's IP Address, Port Number and Computer Name so this information may easily be entered on other machine(s) under Configuration Manager, Hardware, Security Feed, Port=IP. This sets up the other workstations to send information to the specified computer or device.
Note:: The Security Feed function also supports the Direct to Windows Printer, USB:HID, and OPOS as ports to which to send the data but the IP Address is the most common setting.
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