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Mimer Connections Setup

The application where you set up IP-addresses, passwords etc in order to connect to the Network Interfaces that are located with the devices*.

This needs to be done before initial use of the system. If you have more than one computer connected to the system you can copy the Setup-file from one computer to another. Just remember to give each computer its own Operator ID.

In Mimer Connections Setup you can set more than the eight devices* that each SoftRadio software can handle**. This is useful in large systems where all computers can have the same set up of devices pre programmed. Each operator can then choose from a list which eight he would like to use without having to enter Connections Setup.

* Devices can be a mix of radios, phones, intercom, voice log etc with a total number of eight.
** There is also a SoftRadio XL that handles up to 30 devices and more in one computer.

There is a Basic System Setup description available on the technical download page.

Mimer Connections Setup

Example of Mimer Connections Setup

Main settings
  • Operator ID: Needs to be unique for every PC operator and other devices in the SoftRadio system.
  • Operator name: Mainly used in systems with a Radio Server. Practical but not necessary.
  • Select Sound Devices: See below for details.
  • Encrypt passwords: This will secure the passwords in larger systems.
  • Block user setups: This will disable for the users to change Settings in Mimer SoftRadio. If Mimer Connection Setup is placed under the “Admin logon” on the PC, only the System Administrator  will be able make changes in “Settings”.
  • Allow users to select connections: This activates the Name Label function below and lets the operator choose radios from a list on a daily basis.
  • Config Location: Sets where the setup-file is stored and under what name.
Device connections
  • Active: Makes this device active in the operator PC.
  • Radio ID: Corresponds to the ID set in the Network Interface.
  • Name Label: Optional name for each radio that makes it easier for an operator to choose which radios to have active on his screen. The field is brought forward when the “Allow users to select connections” box is ticked.
  • IP addr/URL: Sets the path to the Network Interface. It can be a local or remote IP-address or a URL. Local and remote connections can be mixed.
  • Connection Type: In local networks: UDP (same subnet of a LAN). In large networks and/or over the Internet: TCP.
  • TCP-ports: Needed to pass through fire walls, only used in TCP-systems.
  • Password: Used to secure the connection over the Internet. The corresponding password is set in the Network Interface. Only used in TCP-systems.
  • Buffer length: Keep as low as possible for small delays. A high buffer is needed when the connection is poor.
  • Diversity group: This menu is only visible if you have the option for Diversity installed. Se the manual for Diversity for details.
Basic functions
  • File: Tools for saving and loading setting files.
  • Help: Will display the help texts.
  • Apply and close: Will write the new settings and then close the application window.
  • Cancel and close: Will not write the settings, but will close the application window.
  • Apply Settings: Will write the new settings and keep the application window open.
Select Sound Devices

The selection of sound devices are hidden behind the key “Select Sound Devices”. There you set the preferred audio path to be used for microphone, speaker and for the call signal. It can be smart to have a separate audio path for the call signal if you use headsets and in some cases leave them on the table and not on your head.

When using the option “Custom Functions Panel” in SoftRadio you get an expanded menu for setting of separate audio paths depending on the selections in the custom functions panel. This is useful when switching between goose neck microphone/headset/handset etc.

Read more here.

Select Sound Devices

Expanded Select sound devices

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