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Vicon DataStream Integration - Timecode (DOC-5038)

This document will take you through the steps of setting up the Vicon timecode in Hand Engine.


The purpose of reading the Vicon data stream is to read the timecode value of the Shogun stream. It has only been tested with the Shogun and Blade, it may extend to stream from another type of Vicon system.

Setting up the Vicon timecode 

1 - Make sure you have Shogun running with an active TCP data stream.

2 - Once you have a running Shogun stream, go to Hand Engine -> Master timecode


3 - Select Vicon - Network, enter the IP address & port of the TCP stream in format IP: port (eg In Vicon Shogun and Blade, 801 is the default port for streaming timecode data. You can change it in Shogun or Blade as long as you make sure to set the same port in Hand Engine

4 - Turn it ON.

  • if there is an active stream, the message alert will say connection successful.

  • if it fails, it will say “Cannot Listen to the TCP server”

On a successful connection, the time code from the Vicon stream will be used in the glove stream going out of the hand engine as long as the Vicon Network is selected in timecode and the connection is turned ON.

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Revision Summary






Updated image for HE 1.4



Initial version, updated for Hand Engine 1.2