This article will take you through the steps to installing the BoomGate interface for 3rd Party Software.
Before you can proceed with your installation your BoomGates must already be connected to a Comm Port and already being controlled by 3rd Party Software such as Evolution, Advent or iPass.
First Step - Activation
First Activate the BoomGate module in your RMS8 system.
From the Main Menu
Select General Information
Go to the Modules tab
Check the option named 'Boomgates Connected' as shown below then Save and Exit from the setup menu.
Second Step - Installation
We must now install the BoomGate interface available on the RMS Downloads page. If you are using Access Control Gates E.g. RMS will be controlling the gates, you will need the current version from our downloads page Boomgate Interface - RMS v8.11 Only
Once downloaded, double-click the file to start the installation, you will require the installation password which is footrot.
Third Step - Configuration
Once installed, browse to the install path c:\rmswin\boomgate and send the boomgate.exe to the desktop as a shortcut.
After the boomgate.exe in the target place the command MFI. This activates the multifunction interface for BoomGates, then select Apply > OK.
Double click to run the exe and the below messages will appear.
If you are using RMS Cloud select YES and contact your Primary Support Person to obtain your net services password.
If you are NOT using RMS Cloud select No
The interface will now start in the system tray, double-click to open and choose the 'Properties' option from the top tool bar.
Enter the shared data path where the 3rd party software is writing the trans.dat output file to, ensuring you end the path with a \.
NOTE: this is not always C:\rmswin\ and will most likely be a path relating to the boomgate software.
You may now finalize your BoomGate setup in RMS8 by going to the Setup drop down menu and selecting BoomGates Setup from the list.
Below we have broken down this screen to show what each option activates.
Please ensure the shared folder is set to a path that the boomgate software is looking for the lock.dat file. If you are using RMS Cloud, this path will need to be mapped on each PC as the RMS standard of M: for modules.