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ARC for Windows NT STANDALONE SERVICE Software Manual


1.1. Connecting a Windows NT Server to the ARC Clock

The ARC Clock is equipped with a serial interface with a standard 9 pin connector. Select an unused serial port of your PC, usually marked COM1 ... COM4, plug in the ARC Clock connector. To plug the ARC Clock connector into a 25 pin� serial port connector you will need a 9 to 25 pin adapter. Your dealer can usually supply one.

To connect your ARC Clock use the Windows NT software driver included on the supplied disc.

1.2 � Windows NT Installation

; '>To install under Windows NT. Start Windows NT and from the �Program Manager� execute the file Pcrsetup.exe that is contained in A:\pcrsetup.exe on the supplied disk. The following display will appear,

1. First select the COM�s port you wish to use to communicate with the clock

2. Next select either UK British Summer Time or UTC.

3. Use the Clock Synchronisation box to enter in minutes, how often you wish to update your Server. This can be from 0 onwards.

4.The next box asks if you wish to log all updates. As this is a service you can log all the updates and view them in Event Viewer under Applications. The option variance allows the user to the server clock to tick naturally or by entering 0 , will not let the Server clock to fluctuate.

5. You can either enter your account and password during installation or in service manager. Finally click on install and the Exit

1.3. Starting the NT Clock

Now that you have successfully installed your NT Clock software, you must now start the service. To do that follow the instructions below:-

1.Open the Control Panel and click onto services. The following screen will appear:-

;'>Scroll down until you come to PC Radio Clock, at this point double click the directory which will open another window displaying the following:-

Within this window select Automatic and if you haven�t done so enter a valid account and click OK. After selecting OK the previous window will appear, simply select start, a message will appear telling you� Window NT is Attempting to start the service. Once it has completed starting the service you may exit services and control panel .

�You have now completed your installation and the clock will synchronise you server as you have specified.

2. Battery operation

Some ARC Clocks have a low battery level detection circuit. When the batteries are low the display will flash a crossed battery symbol. When this happens replace the batteries as soon as possible. The average battery life is two years.

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