Trident and IPICO file streams are very similar in their setup. For either you will be creating a Stream that points to a Folder on your computer that contains the file or files of chip read data that you are importing. The instructions below will reference Trident, but it is the same setup for IPICO - just select IPICO instead of Trident when picking your system type.

It is very important to understand that File Streams are related to folders on your computer, not the chip read files themselves. This way you can set up a single Stream that collects reads from multiple files at the same time as long as those files are in the same folder.

Go to the Streams page from the Sidebar, then click Add Stream.

Then type in a Stream Name. This should be something you may reuse in the future, so for my example I have a folder that contains some files that were collected on my main finish system and named my Stream "Trident File - Finish - Main"

Select a Stream Type

Next select File (Custom or Chip System Type) for the Stream Type

Next select Trident File from the File Type

NOTE: When selecting Trident File from this dropdown, you will notice that the Stream Type changes to match the File Type selected. This is expected.

Browse for the Folder that will contain your Files

Next use the Browse button to select the folder that contains the Files you're collecting reads on.

Pick the folder - mine is named "Finish - Main"

You'll see the Folder Path show:

Click save, and you'll see your new Stream show in your list of Streams. 

Timing Location Assignment (Optional)

At this point you are able to assign this Stream to a Timing Location if you wish. This depends on whether or not you have completed your desired Timing Location setup.

By default RaceDay Scoring has a Start and Finish Location that you can assign Streams to.

Click the dropdown in this section to select one or many Timing Locations that you wish to use the times collected in this Stream for. For Chip Systems you would want to always assign as a Main Stream. Backup Streams are only to be used for manual timing methods like Time Machines, Summit Timers, or just typing in bib numbers into a spreadsheet.

For instance you may have a single Stream that has both Start and Finish Times. In that case, select both the Start and the Finish Timing Locations in the Main Stream Assignment Dropdown.

Finally - save settings and your Stream setup is complete! You can now begin collecting times from all Streams as described here.