Physical Computer Management Window

This window is where you set up a few things that Fusion needs to know about a particular computer. It needs to be opened and set up on each computer Fusion runs on. The settings are stored on the computer itself, not on the server.

Fusion will automatically open this window the first time Fusion is launched on a new computer to make sure you remember to make the required settings.

Computer Information Section

Feed Truck Section

This information in this section only matters if the Current Use field is set to Feed Truck.

Computer Assets Section

This section is used to let Fusion know what devices are attached to this computer and to set them up.

Scale System

If this computer is connected to a scale system, make sure the Scale System option is turned on. Then click the Setup button to set the connection to one or more scale heads up. See the Scale Indicator Setup topic for more information.

Remote Display

If the computer is connected to a remote display (to display the weight in another location), make sure the Remote Display option is turned on. Then click the Setup button to set it up. See the Remote Display Setup topic for more information.

Remote Control Device

If you are using a remote control during feeding, make sure the Remote Control Device option is turned on. Then click the Setup button to set it up. See Remote Control Setup for more information.

GPS Device

If this computer is connected to a GPS device in the truck, make sure the GPS Device option is turned on. Then click the Setup button to set it up. See GPS Device Setup for more information.

Micro Machine

If this computer will be connecting to a Comco micro machine during feeding, make sure the Micro Machine option is turned on. Then click the Setup button to set it up. See the Micro Machine Setup topic for more information.

RFID Reader

If this computer is connected to a RFID reader at chuteside, make sure the RFID Reader option is turned on. Then click the Setup button to set it up. See RFID Reader Setup for more information.

Animal Thermometer

If this computer has a temperature probe at chuteside, make sure the Animal Thermometer option is turned on. Then click the Setup button to set it up. See the Animal Thermometer Setup for more information.

Sorting Gate

If you have an automatic sorting gate connected to this computer at chuteside, make sure the Sorting Gate option is turned on. Then click the Setup button to set it up. See the Sorting Gate Setup topic for more information.

Keyboard Profile(s)

If you have one or more electronic keyboards connected to this computer at chuteside, make sure the Keyboard Profile(s) option is turned on. Then click the Setup button to set them up. See Keyboard Profile Setup for more information.

Whisper Device

If have a Whisper Veterinary Stethoscope, make sure the Whisper Device option is turned on. Then click the Setup button to set it up. See Whisper Device Setup for more information.

Speech

If this option is turned on, Fusion will use the computer's speech capabilities in some situations such as giving feedback during feeding. The operating system must have speech capability and you would control the voice and voice speed from within the operating system.

MAC Address and IP Address

Fusion displays some extra information about this computer at the bottom of the Physical Computer Management window. The MAC Address shows the computer's MAC address which is a unique string that can identify this computer from all other computers. The IP Address shows the network IP address this computer currently has. This information can be helpful in some troubleshooting situations which is why they are displayed here. You can ignore this information in most cases.

Getting Here

You can open this window by going to Fusion Admin → Setup → Physical Computer Management in office computers or Fusion Chuteside Main Menu → Options → Physical Computer Management at chuteside or Fusion Truck Main Menu → Options → Physical Computer Management in a truck.

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