Scope ports are used for sending and receiving messages from systems using the Scope protocol.
- Choose Interfaces > Ports. The Ports dialog displays.
- Click the New button to create a new port on the server. NOTE: When creating a port that has similar properties to an existing one, select the port of similar type before selecting New. Details specific to that port only are required.
- Enter the fields as described in the table below:
In the Name field, enter a name to describe the port.
From the Protocol list box, select the Scope option. The fields are automatically populated with the entries shown in the graphic.
From the Type list box, choose the Direct RS-232 option. This should be the only option available.
From the Serial Port list box, select a port that is defined as being AVAILABLE. A port that is already assigned within Spok Messenger is labeled IN USE. A port in use by another application on the server is labeled UNAVAILABLE.
From the Flow Control list box, select the None option.
Click Save to commit the new settings to the server. The new port configuration is saved.
In order to reduce network traffic, the status of each of the serial ports is not automatically updated. Click Refresh to update the status of each port.
When the Scope port is configured, set up the Scope Gateway. Refer to Scope Gateways for more information.