Appendix 1. Running two instances of the software
Version 1.2 or later of the Shaker software allows
two copies of the software to be run at the same time. This allows
two BSH-DRV-1 cards to be run simultaneously with different
The 2nd BSH-DRV-1 card should be connected to the
PC using a 2nd USB/TTL cable.
To start the second copy of the software just
double click the .exe as normal; the software will automatically
detect if it is the 2nd copy and will display in a darker colour
In order to prevent COM port clashes the 2nd copy
will need to open a different cfg file in which at least the COM
port setting must be different. It should be the COM port for the
USB/TTL cable used to connect the 2nd BSH-DRV-1 card.
The two instances of the software will share the
same log files.
Operation is the same as normal - the buttons on
each copy should be operated separately. However if the same ON/OFF
hot buttons are specified in the cfg files then both copies will
follow those buttons and will switch ON/OFF together.