How to Run VCOM as Windows Service Using “AlwaysUp”

VCOM

VCOM is a Windows Application. It is NOT a Windows Service. VCOM will auto-run when user has logged into (entering user name and password) Windows. Otherwise, VCOM will not run.

To run VCOM as a Windows Service you can install a 3rd party software call “AlwaysUp”.

 

Install & Configure VCOM in AlwaysUp

  1. Download “AlwaysUp” here … or from 3rd party web site ….
  2. Install it.
  3. Add a new service.
  4. Point to the path of “vcom.exe”.
  5. Ensure the status is “Automatic”.
  6. To view the GUI of VCOM, click on “Switch to Session 0”.
    then it will display the VCOM GUI:
  7. To return to Windows desktop from VCOM GUI, click “Return now”.

 

Warning

  1. After VCOM service is started by AlwaysUp, sometimes, this message by “Interactive Services Detection” will appear “A program running on this computer is trying to display a message”:
    click on “View Message” to switch to VCOM GUI:

  2. To return to Windows desktop from VCOM GUI, click “Return now”.

 

 

How Does MOBTEK Q24 STK MODEM HUB (model B-8-L-SG) Work?

 

MOBITEK® Q24 STK MODEM HUB, model B-8-L-SG, has 8 modems supporting 8 SIM cards. Each modem in the hub has an IP address with different port number:

  • modem 1 => 192.168.1.10:961
  • modem 2 => 192.168.1.10:962
  • modem 3 => 192.168.1.10:963
  • modem 4 => 192.168.1.10:964
  • modem 5 => 192.168.1.10:965
  • modem 6 => 192.168.1.10:966
  • modem 7 => 192.168.1.10:967
  • modem 8 => 192.168.1.10:968

On PC side, you will need to install a virtual com port driver that will map com port to the IP address, e.g.:-

  • COM Port no. 11 => modem 1 (192.168.1.10:961)
  • COM Port no. 12 => modem 2 (192.168.1.10:962)
  • COM Port no. 13 => modem 3 (192.168.1.10:963)
  • COM Port no. 14 => modem 4 (192.168.1.10:964)
  • COM Port no. 15 => modem 5 (192.168.1.10:965)
  • COM Port no. 16 => modem 6 (192.168.1.10:966)
  • COM Port no. 17 => modem 7 (192.168.1.10:967)
  • COM Port no. 18 => modem 8 (192.168.1.10:968)

Then your Reload System/Software communicates with the COM port number, e.g.:-

  • Reload1.exe => MobitekSTKAPI.dll => DisplayMainMenu() => COM Port no. 11
  • Reload2.exe => MobitekSTKAPI.dll => DisplayMainMenu() => COM Port no. 12
  • Reload3.exe => MobitekSTKAPI.dll => DisplayMainMenu() => COM Port no. 13
  • Reload4.exe => MobitekSTKAPI.dll => DisplayMainMenu() => COM Port no. 14

Or if you are using multi-threading, then

  • Reload.exe => thread no. 1 => MobitekSTKAPI.dll => DisplayMainMenu() => COM Port no. 11
  • Reload.exe => thread no. 2 => MobitekSTKAPI.dll => DisplayMainMenu() => COM Port no. 12
  • Reload.exe => thread no. 3 => MobitekSTKAPI.dll => DisplayMainMenu() => COM Port no. 13
  • Reload.exe => thread no. 4 => MobitekSTKAPI.dll => DisplayMainMenu() => COM Port no. 14
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