Trident and IPICO file streams are very similar in their setup. For either you will be creating a Stream that points to a device on your network. 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.
Add a Stream
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 Trident Direct Connect for the Stream Type:
Add a Reader Name (Optional)
You can set a reader name here if you like - it will show in the Raw Reads list next to each read from this Stream, so something that identifies this reader to you can be used here.
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.
Set Device IP Address and Port Number
Next, set your Device IP Address and Port Number:
If you are not sure what your device IP and Port Number should be - please contact your Trident or IPICO support person for more assistance.