How To Hardwire iOS Cameras In TPS Using TM Camera App

If you would like to hardwire your iOS cameras please follow the guide below which includes details on all products and instructions you'll need to get the job done.

  1. Purchase a 5 port switch. Decide if you want a PoE or Non-PoE switch.  We recommend PoE
    1. PoE:  (Power over Ethernet) allows the iOS devices to be charged over their ethernet cord
    2. Non-PoE:  Less expensive switch, but will require an ethernet AND a “lightning” charging cord to be hooked up to each iOS device
  2. Put this Switch near the PC and plug in it’s power
  3. You’ll need an ethernet cord for every iOS camera you’re going to have
    1. Here’s two links for quality Cat 7 ethernet. This has more length options here, and this offers flat cords here
  4. Hook up an ethernet cord to one of the PoE ports on the switch, shown in green, for EACH iOS camera you have and run that cord over to where you’re going to have the camera stationed. If you have the Non-PoE switch, then all ports are the same
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  6. Run another ethernet cord from any of the remaining ports, doesn’t matter which, over to the TrackMan radar
  7. Run a final ethernet cord from any of the remaining ports over to the PC
  8. Now to hook up the ethernet to the iOS camera, you’ll need a Lightning-to-Ethernet adapter for every iOS device you have. You can try any type you wish, but we prefer the official Apple/Belkin one here
  9. Here’s an illustration of how each iOS device will be physically hooked up, although you’ll be using a much longer ethernet cord. The iOS device will get its power from the adapter and ethernet cable, as long as you’re hooked into one of the PoE ports on the switch
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  11. Once you have the iOS device hooked up, go to the Settings button   and then you should see an “Ethernet” section listed:
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  13. There’s nothing you need to do here, but by it showing “Ethernet” here, it’s saying it detects the ethernet cord, it acquired an IP address from the computer, and it’s ready
  14. Last step is to go get the TM Camera app from the App Store, if you don’t have it on the phone already. Remember the camera app lets you adjust different FPS speeds and video quality settings
  15. Once you have the app installed, make sure you go back to Settings, scroll down and select “TM Camera”. Make sure “Local Network” and “Camera” are both toggled on
  16. Here’s an example picture of the connections of the final (Power-Over-Ethernet) setup:
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You’re all done!  We recommend rebooting the computer and the radar, then you’re all set to open TPS and all the devices should be communicating with each other.

The only remaining detail you’ll have to plan for is how you wish to have your iOS devices setup, i.e.. on a stand, tripod, or mounted on a wall.  That’s probably going to be a different preference for each customer.

If you have any issues or queries regarding this setup, please don't hesitate to contact us by submitting a support ticket here

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