BellCommander features the ability to play audio to client PCs around an organization. Client PCs can be installed in each room of a school, for example, to play bells to each room. Since each client can receive unique audio, announcements can be made to single classrooms or to a set classrooms.
The BellCommander client runs as a Windows service, so the client will play audio even without a user logged into the PC. The client also supports using secondary sound cards, so a sound card in each client could be dedicated to BellCommander. The BellCommander Client is designed to run on Windows 10, 8, 7, XP, Server 2016, Server 2012, or Server 2008R2.
Click here to download the Windows Service Client
Click here to download the Windows Service Client with an MSI installer for installation with group policy
Installing the PC Client:
1. Start the BellCommander server software through the Windows Start Button (select All Programs, BellCommander folder, and BellCommander icon).
2. Click the Devices button.
3. Select “Client PCs” from the Device Type dropdown and check the box to use Client PCs.
4. Install the client software on the client PC by running the downloaded client file.
5. Configure the client:
6. At this point the client should connect to the server. On the BellCommander server, you can verify that the client connected by looking for the client in the Device Manager. If the client fails to connect, verify the IP address on the client and make sure that no firewalls are blocking the communication. By default, communication will occur over TCP to port 17344 on the server. This can be changed to a different port in the Device Manager, if necessary.
Note: If the client doesn’t connect, run the BellCommander Client Settings as Administrator by right-clicking on the BellCommander Client Settings, selecting More, and then selecting Run As Administrator.