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What the purpose of Ticker Tape? Article rated 3.0/5.0
Ticker Tape provides a way for administrators & Help Desks to quickly and easily 'broadcast' different messages to users at multiple remote sites in a non-intrusive way. It's easy to use administr...
Do I need to purchase Ticker Tape? Article rated 3.2/5.0
When first installed, Ticker Tape is unlicensed but functionally completely identical to a licensed version of Ticker Tape with the exception that it is limited to managing just three discrete Sites (...
How does Ticker Tape work? Article rated 2.5/5.0
The concept is very simple: The unobtrusive & light weight Ticker Tape Agent is installed on each workstation and configured to periodically poll a site control file that defines what message each...
What's the maximum number of workstations supported by Ticker Tape? Article rated 3.4/5.0
There isn't a specific defined maximum - each site could easily contain tens (or hundreds) of thousands of workstations. The only limiting factor would be the bandwidth between the workstations and th...
What are the minimum Hardware system requirements for Ticker Tape? Article rated 3.0/5.0
Ticker Tape has only basic hardware needs; anything capable of running Windows 2000 or XP should be easily capable of running either the Ticker Tape Administrator or Agent.
What are the minimum software requirements for Ticker Tape? Article rated 3.4/5.0
Both the Ticker Tape Administrator and the Ticker Tape Agent are written in VB6 and therefore require the VB6 run time modules to be installed on the host O/S if it's not already 'built-in' (as it is ...
What systems has Ticker Tape been tested on? Article rated 3.4/5.0
Ticker Tape is currently developed on a Windows 7 machine. Testing of the Ticker Tape Administrator and Ticker Tape Agent has taken place on the following Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Windows...
Ticker Tape doesn't work - what do I do? Article rated 3.3/5.0
Sorry to hear that – I presume you’ve read the “Getting started with Ticker Tape” document available here which gives a step by step guide to installing both the Ticker Tape Administrator and Agent so...
What resources does the Ticker Tape Agent consume on workstations? Article rated 2.8/5.0
The Agent software is carefully designed to have a very small 'footprint' when running and typically consumes under 4MB of RAM. Similarly, CPU usage is extremely low and is generally imperceptible ...
Can Agent messages include dynamic content? Article rated 3.4/5.0
Version 1.4 of Ticker Tape introduced additional functionality allowing you to include some 'place holder' variables in the message that would be replaced with appropriate content when the message is ...
Does Ticker Tape send any information back to the authors? Article rated 3.2/5.0
Ticker Tape Agent The Agent software only ever communicates with the location it's configured to look at for its Message Control File - this would be internal to your organization and defined by your...
What does Ticker Tape consider as a 'Site' ? Article rated 3.2/5.0
Within Ticker Tape a "Site" is defined as a group of workstations, running the Ticker Tape Agent software, all configured to pick up messages from the same Message Control File location. When first...