Step 4 - Adding the Clocking Machine to BioTime+

Created by Dylan Marriott, Modified on Wed, 22 Mar 2023 at 01:45 AM by Dylan Marriott


This guide will walk you through the process of adding a networked clocking machine to your software. To begin, make sure to note the path where you configured CSComms to store the Clockings earlier in this guide, which is typically located at C:/BioTimePlus/Data/Terminal1.


Accessing the Terminal Setup section

With BioTime+ open you click the Set Up button pictured below:

Once clicked this will load up the Set Up section of BioTime+

You will be presented with a screen similar to below:

This will load up the Terminals screen, this screen is used to configure any terminals you want to collect Clockings from.

Highlighted above are all the different settings you will need to change in order to be able to read clockings in from the Clocking Machine.

Follow the instructions below to configure the collection of clockings from the Clocking Machine: 

  • Start by setting the Terminal Type to C
  • Ensure 'Connect via' is set to TCP/IP
  • For the File Path click the browse button
    • Similar to Step 2 we need to browse to the Folder that BioTime+ is installed in
    • Start off by double clicking the Drive, if BioTime+ is installed on the C:\ Drive double click the Drive labelled (C:)
    • Find the BioTime+ Folder and double click it to expand it
    • Find the Data Folder and double click it to expand it
    • Lastly, click the Folder you had configured CS Comms to put the Clocking Files into
    • Once the folder is highlighted click the OK button

You will then need to save the changes, you can do that by clicking the Floppy Disk / Save icon in the top left next to the door icon. Once saved click the door icon to go back to the main screen.

Collect clockings from the Clocking Machine

To get the latest clockings into the software click the 'Two Screens' icon in the top left of the software pictured below:

A dialog should pop up pictured below:

Once the collection has finished, you can click the door icon highlighted to close the collection dialog.

Terminal connection is now configured

Terminal Connection is now completed If you need any assistance you can open a ticket at, alternatively call 0113 258 7856 to book in a full install and training session. 

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