To use Checkpoint on an iPad®, connect the iPad to a server (or computer) that has Checkpoint installed. (The server can have either the kiosk or full installation of Checkpoint.) Everything for Checkpoint is configured on the server, not the iPad. So, just install and set up Checkpoint on the server as you normally would, then use your wireless network to connect the iPad to it.
Since iPads are wireless devices, your local area network (LAN) must be wirelessly available in the physical location in which you plan to use the iPad.
On the Server
Before you can use Checkpoint on an iPad, you must configure your server settings. The exact steps to configure your server depend on the server setup, but here are some general suggestions.
We recommend adding a new user profile to your remote access (or similar) computer management group. This new profile needs full access to the folders ACSNET and WINACS.
Before you can connect the iPad to the server, you must obtain this information from your system administrator:
- The server's name or IP address
- User name for logging in to the server
- Password for logging in to the server
Checkpoint is set up on the server, not the iPad, so make sure Checkpoint is fully installed and set up before connecting the iPad to it. Additionally, to print badges from an iPad, the server must have access to the printers, whether by sharing over the network or by direct connection. If your badge printers are not connected to your network, see Additional Information for suggestions.
When using the server software, turn on Terminal Server services and turn off licenses. This will give you two logins; if more than two people login at the same time you will need to purchase additional licenses.
On the iPad
To use Checkpoint on an iPad, you must remotely connect to a server. To do this, you must download a remote desktop connection application on the iPad. You can use any remote connection app, but we recommend using RDP Lite because it is free and reliable. Follow these instructions to set up RDP Lite on an iPad.
To set up RDP Lite on an iPad, you must first download RDP Lite on the iPad. Once RDP Lite installs, configure it to connect to the server.
- On the iPad, open the App Store.
- Search for RDP Lite.
- Select the app Remote Desktop Lite - RDP produced by MochaSoft.
- Click Free > Install.
- Enter your password.
- Open RDP Lite.
- Click New.
- Under PC Address, enter the server's name or IP address.
- Under PC User, enter the user name for logging in to the server.
- Under PC Password, enter the password for logging in to the server.
- Under Name, enter a name that helps you identify the connection's purpose. For example, "Checkpoint Connection."
- Under More > Screen Size, set the display to 1024 X 768 or higher. (Higher resolutions improve visual quality, but can slow down the application.)
- The other settings are optional. Manage them to your liking. (In RDP Lite, click Help for more information on each option.)
- Click Connect > the connection name.
When the iPad is connected to the server, the server login displays. You may be required to log in again. Once logged in, open ACS and use Checkpoint as you do normally. Repeat these steps to install and configure RDP Lite for each additional iPad.
Printers not connected to your network?
If you cannot connect your badge printers to your network through a computer, you can still connect them to your network using a wireless adapter. Purchase a wireless network adapter for your printer and you can connect it directly to your network. Then, you can access the printer from any computer on your network. This is especially handy for printing badges with an iPad: you don't need another computer in the check-in area, just the iPad and the printer. Dymo Corporation offers an adapter called the Labelwriter Printer Server. HP, Linksys, IOGear, and Lexmark offer similar products.