The Z1 Server application allows you to broadcast your sim's data to any computer on your network.
The Z1 Dashboard can then read the broadcasted data, so you can now run the Z1 Dashboard on any computer on your network. (Or in theory
anywhere on the internet if you have public IP address you can use.) The Z1 Server will also broadcast the joystick button inputs allowing
you to control the dashboard switching from the main computer. You run the Z1 Server application on the same computer as the sim, and then
run the Z1 Dashboard on another computer on the network.
Note that if you are going to run the Z1 Dashboard software on the same machine as the sim, then you do not need to run the Z1 Server.
The Z1 Server display shows you the five important pieces of information you need to get your sim's data broadcast over your network.
Connected to sim:
The Z1 Server must be run on the same machine as the sim you wish to connect to. If the Z1 Server has established a connection with the
sim, then the name of that sim will be displayed here. if not, then a "Waiting for Sim" message will be displayed instead.
Connected to client:
A client is an instance of the Z1 Dashboard software, or any other application that implements the Z1 Server UDP connections. Once such
a client has established a connection to the Z1 Server this will say 'Yes'. Until that happens this will say 'No'. If the client disconnects
then this will revert back to 'No'. Note that once the Z1 Dashboard is connected to the Z1 Server, if the Z1 Server is not connected to a sim,
then the Z1 Dashboard will say that it is connected to the Z1 Server. If the Z1 Server is connected to a sim, then the Z1 Dashboard will say
it is connected to the appropriate sim.
Once a client connection has been established and data is being transmitted from the Z1 Server to the Z1 Dashboard, this will say 'Yes'.
If that is not the case then this will say 'No'.
The Z1 Server uses UDP to transmit data. That UDP connection needs a specific IP Address to work. The IP Address being used by the Z1
server to transmit the data will be displayed here. This IP Address set in the Z1 Dashboard software must match this IP Address.
The Port number being used by the Z1 Server is displayed here. The Port number set in the Z1 Dashboard software must match this Port number.