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Atola TaskForce's connectivity and multi-user access

Atola TaskForce has three connectivity options:

  1. 10Gb Ethernet network
  2. Standalone mode
  3. WiFi access point (optional)

10Gb Ethernet network

Atola 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 front panel of the system.

Supported network features:

IP address of Atola TaskForce

IP address of Atola TaskForce

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 siultaneously from their workstations or mobile devices:

Enter IP address in Chrome browser

Enter IP address in Chrome browser

Through 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:

TaskForce software can be open in 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

Standalone mode

TaskForce is equipped with highly responsive HD screen (see Hardware specs), which allows the system’s use in standalone mode.

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

In this mode, you can image data from multiple source drives to target drives in parallel. Thanks to its compact size TaskForce can be easily used in the field.

Compact and lightweight TaskForce

Compact and lightweight TaskForce

Wi-Fi access point

The third way to access TaskForce's user interface is via Wi-Fi 802.11n 150 Mb/s adapter. The adapter is optional and can be purchased from your preferred retailer. Here is a link to the supported adapter sold on Amazon. To enable the adapter, follow these steps:

  1. Connect the adapter to one of your TaskForce's four USB ports
  2. Go to Menu in top right corner of TaskForce web page
  3. Click Settings
  4. Enable Wi-Fi Hotspot. An IP address will appear underneath Wi-Fi Hotspot category
  5. Click SETTINGS button
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, check the Hidden mode box. Click SAVE button.
  3. Use these details to connect to the Hotspot from another device.
Adjust Wi-Fi settings

Adjust Wi-Fi settings

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

The vast connectivity options make TaskForce a great tool for using both in the lab and in the field.