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For obvious security reasons, the browser vendors have made it so that Web-based applications cannot call programs on the PC under normal security settings. This makes it challenging to integrate your browser-based screens with other applications in your environment. The PC Integration API solves this challenge by running the PC commands in either a Java applet (PC Integration Applet) or a separately installed PC program (PC Command Listener or PC Command Launcher) a Java applet (PC Integration Applet)

One of the following alternatives must be configured on the end user PC's before the PC Integration API can be used.

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Configuring the Server for the PC Command Listener

Since In Profound UI versions Release 6 Fix Pack 6.0 and earlier, the default mode of operation for the PC Integration API is to use the Java applet, . In those versions the configuration option pui["use pc listener"] and must be set in order to use the Listener. With all versions, optionally pui["pc listener port"] must be set in order to use the Listener, depending on which TCP port your Profound UI instance expects the listener on. Options to configure the PC Command Listener are also provided in the Genie Administrator. If specified, these will take precedence.

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The PC Command Launcher is an alternative to the Integration Applet Command Listener and the Command Listenerapplet. This The Launcher enables the PC Integration API to function in any web browser, in HTTP or HTTPS (SSL) pages, and in browsers running in Terminal Services sessions. However, as with the Listener, a program must be installed separately on end user PCs. Another disadvantage is that the Integration API gets no feedback about the command's status. If the command fails to run, then the API doesn't know. Consequently, the command "wait" is not implemented. Each command is executed as soon as it is received, and no commands can wait until the previous command finished.

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The PC Command Launcher installer can be downloaded here. This The download is a standard Windows program installer that works in the typical way. The program is installed for all PC users.

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The default mode of operation for the PC Integration API is to use the Java appletPC Command Listener. To use the PC Command Launcher, pui["pc command mode"] must be set to "launcher". Options to configure the PC Command Listener are also provided in the Genie Administrator. If specified, PC Command Mode will override "pc listener mode" and "pc listener" options. 

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