Connectivity and multi-user access

Atola TaskForce 2 has three connectivity options:

  1. 10Gb Ethernet network
  2. Kiosk mode
  3. Wi-Fi access point (optional)

10Gb Ethernet network

TaskForce is equipped with two 10Gb Ethernet ports. Whenever the system is connected to a local network via one of its Ethernet ports, an IP address will be displayed on the IP screen on the system's front panel.

Supported network features:

  • Two 10Gb Ethernet ports
  • Dynamic (DHCP) IP / Static IP address
  • Settings: DNS nameserver, Default gateway, Jumbo frames
  • Secure connection with password-protected network folders
  • DFS (Distributed File System) support
  • Support of HTTPS with external organizational and self-signed certificates
TaskForce 2 shows an IP address required to connect to its user interface

TaskForce 2 shows an IP address required to connect to its user interface

If the system is connected via both Ethernet ports, two IP addresses will be displayed on the screen. These IP addresses are assigned to TaskForce by your DHCP server.

Multi-user access

With the help of these IP addresses, TaskForce can be operated by multiple users simultaneously from their workstations or mobile devices:

  • enter either of the IP addresses as shown on the IP screen in Chrome browser on another device within the same local network.
Enter IP address in Chrome browser

Enter IP address in Chrome browser

Through the Chrome browser one can remotely track and manage tasks, power devices on and off, open, edit and print cases, etc.

Types of devices that can be used to access TaskForce simultaneously include:

  • Desktop PC
  • Laptop
  • Tablet
  • Smartphone

TaskForce software can be opened in the Chrome browser within any OS.

This functionality enables a group of users to work on different assignments using the same tool. This helps utilize TaskForce’s multitasking capabilities to the maximum and track operation progress remotely. The number of users accessing TaskForce simultaneously is unlimited.

Kiosk mode

Use TaskForce without any network connection in the Kiosk mode by plugging a VGA monitor, keyboard, and mouse into respective ports on the back side of the TaskForce hardware unit.

Whenever the system is not connected to a network via its 10Gb Ethernet ports, the Kiosk mode status is displayed on the IP screen.

Once a monitor is plugged in, it displays the Taskforce user interface, and you can operate the system using a keyboard and mouse.

TaskForce 2 in the Kiosk mode.

TaskForce 2 in the Kiosk mode.

Wi-Fi access point

The third way to access TaskForce's user interface is via a Wi-Fi 802.11n 150 Mb/s adapter (included in the package). To enable the adapter, follow these steps:

  1. Plug the adapter into one of the TaskForce's USB ports.
  2. Go to Menu in the top right corner of the TaskForce web page.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Enable Wi-Fi Hotspot. An IP address will appear underneath the Wi-Fi Hotspot category.
  5. Click Settings.
Enable Wi-Fi Hotspot

Enable Wi-Fi Hotspot

  1. Enable Wi-Fi Hotspot.
  2. Set SSID and Password. To make the network invisible to other devices, select Hidden mode. Click Save.
  3. Use these details to connect to the Hotspot from another device.
Adjust Wi-Fi settings

Adjust Wi-Fi settings

  1. To open the TaskForce interface, enter the IP address (indicated under the Wi-Fi Hotspot category in the Settings window, see Step 3) in the Chrome browser of the device connected to the Hotspot.
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