Product icon Help book icon IPC Connect : User's Guide



Go to this link for the Download and Program Installation Instructions . Download the program installer. Install it on the SAME computer that your third party app resides.

Set Up

After installation, start the program. You need to do some one-time set up tasks. See the IPC Help page for details on these tasks. IPC needs to be restarted any time you modify IPC Clients. Once you complete these tasks, click menu IPC > Start or on the IPC toolbar.

  • IPC Client Setup - Basic Set-up steps involve configuring IPC Clients. This entails setting the IP address and port number for IPC Clients ( Origin Client and whatever Remote Clients you need for Soundmill, Videomill, etc). The program creates several remote clients at installation. Just delete the ones you do not need.
  • Pick a Default IPC Remote Client - Some operations (ex Ping) use the Default Remote Client.
Figure 1. Program window
Figure 1. Program window
  • File
    • Exit - Closes the program.
  • IPC Inter-Process Comms - See separate IPC Help page for IPC menu items and toolbars.
  • Tools
    • Options - Opens the program Options dialog. (below)
  • Help
    • Help Contents - Opens the Contents page for the program Help document in your Web browser.
    • Session Log - Opens the application log. If you encounter errors when running the program, detailed error messages may get posted to this log. The messages may be helpful in determining corrective actions. Copy and paste any related error messages to emails when communicating problems to Support. The log is a simple text file. You can delete messages from previous sessions if you want.
    • About - Program version and release information. Licence agreement and publisher Website link. When communicating problems to Support, please include this information in your email by copy and paste.

Program Options

Open the Options dialog by clicking Tools > Options.

  • Status Message Persistence - Sets how long the status message will remain on the program status bar for viewing.

IPC Options
  • Use IPV6 Address mode (unchecked = IPV4) - When checked, IPC will use IPV6 IP network addressing. When unchecked, it uses IPV4. (Most internal networks are IPV4.)
  • Network Traffic Encryption - Prevents a malicious hacker from reading your sent commands or sending IPC commands to your computer or remote clients.
    • Encrypt Messages - When checked, all IPC messages sent across the network will be encrypted. If using encryption, all other IPC clients must also be using the encryption option since recipients must decrypt received messages.
    • Encryption Password - (optional) If no password is set, a program default password will be used. If you set a password, all Computers using IPC Clients MUST use the SAME password. You must restart IPC after changing the password.

      Set/Edit Password Click the Edit button to set or change the Encryption Password. Passwords are case sensitive ("LateShow" and "lateshow" are NOT the same). Passwords can use any combination of letters (upper and lower case), numbers and special characters. Spaces are allowed in the password (example, "Late Show" is valid). No password strength rules are enforced.

      Delete Password - Click the Delete button.
Figure 2. Options dialog
Figure 2. Options dialog