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Positioning Application: What is the PosApp_engine.exe ?

  • PosApp (SimGEN / SimREPLAYplus / SimREPLAY)
  • From PosApp (SimGEN / SimREPLAYplus / SimREPLAY) v4-00 onwards Spirent introduced a new architecture to the software
    • There are two elements known as the "Engine" and the "GUI"
  • When you double-click the "PosApp.exe" or the standard PosApp shortcut (installed to the desktop by default) then this launches the "GUI"
  • The GUI then automatically initiates the "Engine" in the background.
  • The two elements are connected using a 'local' Ethernet socket.
  • Running together they provide the 'normal' operation of PosApp and the experience for the user is very much seamless with previous versions of the software.
  • The "Engine" can be run independently from the "GUI" by double-clicking the "PosApp_engine.exe" (installed in the PosApp directory).
  • This opens a DOS window and certain messages are written to screen in response with to status/progress of the "Engine".
  • Under normal circumstances running the "Engine" separately has no advantage and so is not advised in any way.
  • However, it can sometimes help to diagnose certain unexpected behaviour by assessing the information written to the "Engine" window.
    • This same information is written to a "PosApp_engine_message_log.txt" file too

Product : SimREPLAYplus,SimREPLAY,SimGEN,PosApp