The Trident Time Machine reader is shipped with default configuration settings that will work for many event timing situations. You have the ability to customise the reader’s settings by editing the file config.ini which is stored on the micro SD card. It is advised you don’t modify this file unless you have a full understanding of what these configuration options actually do as some of the settings may reduce tag read reliability or prevent communications with the reader.
Using the supplied micro USB cable, make sure the data switch is in the down position and connect the reader’s micro-USB socket to your computer. While the reader’s micro USB socket is connected to your computer, the reader status display will read “Mass Storage Mode Active”. Wait a few seconds for Windows to detect the newly attached Removable Disk. When you unplug the micro USB cable, the reader will perform a complete restart (as if it was just powered on) to read in any possible configuration changes.
All TM readers have a config.ini file stored on the SD card which allows parameters to be changed on the reader. These parameter’s affect the way in which the TM reader sends data, communication protocols and power consumption.
Use Windows Explorer to browse the files on the detected Removable Disk, you are looking for a file called config.ini. This is a standard text file and can be edited with Notepad on Windows, or a similar program on Mac OS.
The config file contains parameter settings, one per line.
Comments can be started with
//, for example
// This is a comment, and the reader will ignore that text until the next line. Also entire lines can be commented out, which would tell the reader to use the default setting, eg
//p00=Example has no effect.
Since v0.108 of the reader firmware, the parameters can be named by their `p` number, like
p00 – or they can be named by name, like
System name (names are not case sensitive).
The `p` numbers are the old way and are just left in for backwards compatibility.
If a parameter does not appear in config.ini, the default setting will be used. If a parameter appears more than once in config.ini, the last setting will be used.
It is also possible to adjust some settings while the system is in use. See Set Reader Parameter command for more details.
Some options have been removed from the system over time. If your config.ini contains these options (any options not listed below) then it is safe to leave them in the config.ini. If you are running the latest firmware update, then it also safe to delete them from config.ini.
Please see below for the list of configuration options. If a legacy `p` number is supported, it will be shown in brackets after the name.