Before starting using the Monitoring Agent, it should be configured. So firstly select the Monitoring option of the FM main menu in order to activate the Monitoring Agent Control Panel (see Figure in page ).
Next press the Select File button on the Control Panel to display the Monitoring Agent Control Panel in Figure .
Figure: Monitoring Agent Configuration Panel.
Among the many configurable parameters, for the current version only two of them are worth considering:
Once the Monitoring Agent has been configured, you can start playing about with it by means of the buttons lying down on the Monitoring Agent Control Panel. The overall functionality provided by these buttons is highly similar to that of a video player remote controller. Next, we make such functions explicit:
These Control Panel buttons will show the following possible states:
Also notice that not all buttons can be active at the same time because of incompatibility reasons:
Observe that nex to the Control Panel buttons there is a choice menu with the Simulate last auction executed option as the default choice. This menu allows you to select the auction tournament to be played out of the list of recorded tournaments and the last tournament executed (see Figure for a sample of list of selectable auctions).
Figure: Monitoring Agent List of Selectable Auction Tournaments.
When choosing a recorded tournament session to be played, the information characterizing the auction will be showed on the windows making up the so-called information area of the Monitoring Agent Control Panel as shown in Figure :
Figure: Monitoring Agent Control Panel Information Area.