Optocore goes outside the workstation

Optocore says its new server/client software will facilitate simultaneous network control from multiple computers.

The development moves Optocore control software away from the workstation based model, which meant network control was confined to the software on a single computer.

Upon installation, the software asks whether the user wishes to install ‘Workstation’, ‘Client’ or ‘Server & Client’.

By installing ‘Server & Client’ on one computer — connected to the Optocore network by USB or RS232 — and ‘Client’ on every other nominated computer the Optocore network can be controlled by enabling the Ethernet transport once a LAN has been set up between the computers (using standard components).

Once configured, every individual computer can access the server, and users can make changes to the network simultaneously.