Mercury Controller Alternate Port Configuration

Add the following properties and values to the RemotePath\Drivers\12000.ini file under the section [Controller_1.0] where 1.0 represents the controller's address.  Please note that you will need to make sure that properties and values listed below must be in each controller's section.:

;enable the dual port features for this controller (0=disabled  1=Enabled)
AltPortEnable=1

;type of communications on this SCP (0=Serial  4=Ethernet)
AltPortCommAccess=4

;IP or winsock name
AltPortCommString=192.168.0.21

;alternate channel
AltChannel=4

 

In the example above, the alternate port has been enabled to talk via ethernet to a controller at IP 192.168.0.21.  Please note that after performing the above change to the 12000.ini file, it is recommended to do a reset to the controller.