100 Things #11: External Control Using TCP/IP

Factory automation is easy with SoundCheck because it offers full external control via TCP/IP. This means it can communicate with any programming language that can send and receive TCP/IP commands such as Python, C# or LabVIEW. This means that SoundCheck can be opened, run, and even parameters passed into it from an external script. The possibilities for integrating SoundCheck into a large-scale factory test system are endless.

External Control Using TCP/IP

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The SoundCheck manual includes a full list of TCP/IP commands for use with SoundCheck, and an explanation of the JSON formatted return.

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Did you know that factory automation is easy with soundcheck? It offers full TCP/IP control, this means that soundcheck can communicate with any programming language that can send or receive TCP/IP commands like python c-sharp or LabVIEW.

The program can be running locally or over the network on any operating system. Using these commands, there is no need to even have operators open soundcheck directly on the factory floor. Instead, a script could be written to open soundcheck in the background, run a specific test sequence, then pass the output back to the external program or data management system.

Furthermore, sequence parameters such as limits and stimuli can be stored externally and pulled in via TCP/IP. This means that the same sequence can be used for many different products with minimal operator intervention, reducing the sequence maintenance burden. Audio is often not the only thing being tested on production lines, and TCP/IP control allows powerful SoundCheck sequences to seamlessly integrate into full production test suites.