SwimOffice Admin - TouchPad PC

If you are using a USB to COM (serial) port connector you will need to know the COM number that Windows assigns to that COM port. This number may be different each time you plug into the USB port or any time you restart your computer. If the directions do not work below be sure to use your Windows help or even the Internet will have great steps to COM port discovery.

If you need to buy a USB to COM connector, TeamUnify recommends the USB Serial Adapter - Ultimate, as we have tested and verified that it works correctly.

Window XP

  1. Plug your USB-COM cable into your computer
  2. Click on My Computer
  3. Select View system information
  4. Select Hardware Tab
  5. Select Properties
  6. Select Hardware Tab
  7. Select Device Manager
  8. Open the ports by clicking the + next to Ports
  9. The USB to COM cable should show along with the COM port number that has been assigned
  10. Make a note of this number

Windows Vista

  1. Plug your USB-COM cable into your computer
  2. Right click on My Computer
  3. Select Properties
  4. Select Hardware Tab
  5. Select Device Manager
  6. Open the ports by clicking the + next to Ports
  7. The USB to COM cable should show along with the COM port number that has been assigned
  8. Make a note of this number
Windows 7
  1. Plug your USB-COM cable into your computer
  2. Select your Start in the lower left
  3. Computer on the right panel
  4. Device Manager will show on the left panel select
  5. Open the ports by clicking the + next to Ports
  6. The USB to COM cable should show along with the COM port number that has been assigned
  7. Make a note of this number

Windows 10

  1. Plug your USB-COM cable into your computer
  2. Type Device Manager in the "Search the web and Windows" bar at the bottom
  3. Click Device Manager in the list that appears
  4. Click > next to Ports
  5. The USB to COM cable should show along with the COM port number that has been assigned
  6. Make a note of this number
 

In TouchPad

  1. Click Enter Results. If a window does not appear where you can select your timer, click Timer Settings.
  2. Select your Type of Electronic Timer from that dropdown.
  3. Click the Timer UsingCom Port # dropdown and select the number you noted from above.
  4. See Timer Settings about other settings on this window.
  5. Click OK.

If you have Colorado/Daktronic 2000 & 6000

  1. Click Electronic Timer > Upload Events to Timer > Make your timer selection
  2. Finalize connection

TeamUnify suggests testing the connection before the meet starts.

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See Also
Timer Settings - select timers