Plugin: Remote Control
The FinishLynx Remote Control plug-in (included in basic version of FinishLynx since version 10.11) will allow you to remotely control several FinishLynx functions by issuing commands from an outside application. The plug-in allows users remotely control the following software functions:
- Printing results
- Printing images
- Exporting images
- Drawing images
- Creating starts
- Exporting video
- Opening events
The Remote Control plug-in can also be used in conjunction with the Network COM Port (NCP) plug-in to send commands between FinishLynx and any serial or Ethernet devices also connected to the network. This allows users to send commands via Telnet to a user-specified TCP port that is configured in the FinishLynx software.
An application that wishes to direct certain behavior or request certain actions within FinishLynx can do so by connecting to a predetermined serial port or TCP port that FinishLynx listens on. Once connected, an application can send data packets that specify an action FinishLynx is to perform. FinishLynx will send a successful reply to these data packets when the action is complete or will send an error reply if there is a problem. A “request packet” is a data packet sent to FinishLynx. A “reply packet” is a data packet sent from FinishLynx in response to a “request packet”. Request packets and reply packets consist of one or more name/value pairs separated by semicolons and optionally quoted.
The Remote Control plug-in is now included with the latest version of FinishLynx software v. 10.11.
|Remote Control Plug-in Commands