ACOMTools was tested on about 10 machines with different OS-es (Win98,NT4,Win2000), the slowest machine used for tests is Pentium 90 with 32 MB RAM. Excluding the start-up time (3-5 seconds on the slowest machine, less than 1 on the fastest) no other performance problems were occured.
ACOMTools includes inital configuration wizard that starts only once - when the program is started for the first time (if cancelled will start again). The wizard includes only the basic/required settings. Another settings are accessible through the "General options" and "Extensions applet".
"General options" and "Extensions" applets.
Open "extensons" applet from the View menu - "Extensions ..."
In the applet you can load/unload the installed extensions, specify what service extensions to run at startup and to configure running extensions (you must load the extension before configuring it).
Additionally you can install new extension (Register new button) by pointing to the .acomextinf file for the extension. This file describes its components and dll files to be registered (if any).
Where COM ports must be configured (amplifier connection, optional aux. switch extension) you will see fields like this one (on the picture above). To simply configure specific COM port choose it from the list and click Generate button - this will place the appropriate connection string in the "Connection string" field. With additional USPC drivers ACOMTools is capable to connect to hardware through network for example. Thus the connection string syntax depends on the driver used. In the application package only COM port driver is included and it is the default one (and most often used).
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