Basis for the communication with attached devices are the channels. A channel gives access to a physically interface - e.g. a RS232 port or a UDP port. The device drivers use these channels to communicate with the devices attached to the channels.
Via main menu Configure - Channels (or toolbar shortcut) the channel editor opens. Every channel is identified by its Channel Name. For that reason, not only interface parameters are needed to specify the channel, but also a unique channel name. The channel name should (but is not required) give a hint on how the channel is used. E.g. a channel used to control a Panasonic projector could have the name “proj1_left”, the channel for the second Projector is named “proj2_right” and so on. We recommend to name the channels in lower case letters, and the Devices with a leading upper case letter.
Before creating a new channel, it is necessary to specify its kind in the Interface Type area and enter a channel name as described above. To edit a channel, select its name in the left list and change its parameters. Then click Update Channel.
Serial channels are used for RS232/422 and 485 interfaces. Get Serial List loads all previously scanned ports in the Port: list. If new serial ports attached to the system, Refresh executes a new port scan. On systems with many serial interfaces this could take a while.
The SMTP channel specify's a mail server. This channel is used by the SMTPMailClient device to send emails.
Server: The mail server (e.g. smtp.web.de) From Adr.: The sender address (email@example.com) Username: Username to log in Password: Mail server password