CrowdSight Toolkit v3.2.0 and above*
One of the features of CrowdSight Toolkit 3.2.0 is that it is now easier to launch multiple instances from the same machine using different configuration directories.
The command line interface comes with the new argument
--config-path which allows you to specify a directory where the configuration of your instance is stored. You can have multiple configuration directories and point to these different directories when launching instances of the Toolkit.
You can modify start.bat within the installation directory to launch one or multiple instances with different configuration paths.
For example, you can use the following lines in a batch file and launch 2 instances of the Toolkit:
START CrowdSight-Toolkit.exe --capture 0 --camera-name cam_01 --crowdstats-application <your_app_key> --config-path C:\config1 --nohide
START CrowdSight-Toolkit.exe --capture 1 --camera-name cam_02 --crowdstats-application <your_app_key> --config-path C:\config2 --nohide
*For newer CrowdSight Toolkit versions the star.bat file may also be called autorun.bat. You can set any name for the file as long as the .bat extension is kept and the contents of the file are following the above guidelines.
Crowdsight Toolkit v3.1.1
It is possible to run two different instances of the toolkit, but they will share the same settings.
In order to use different settings for the two instances, you can copy the executable ("eg: CrowdSight-Toolkit.exe") and rename it to something more appropriate (eg: "CrowdSight-Toolkit2.exe"). The two executables will now work with a different set of settings.
On windows, it is also possible to change the options without needing to open the interface by downloading and editing the attached Settings.reg example file.
This example will assign port 8080 to CrowdSight-Toolkit.exe and 8081 to CrowdSight-Toolkit2.exe.
You can edit the content of the settings.reg file to change any settings ( use the "settinglist" in the example file as a reference for the available settings).
If required, it is also possible to run the file from command-line (as administrator) using the command:
">REGEDIT /S [full path to Settings.reg]"
Example: "C:\WINDOWS\system32>REGEDIT /S C:\Users\Sightcorp\Desktop\Settings.reg"
You can now start the two instances with their own configuration.