The VEXnet Competition Switch is used to simulate the field control hardware and software that is present during a competition. It is necessary to use a Competition Switch if your robot is running a program that uses the competition template. The VEXnet Joystick controlling the robot is connected to the Competition Switch via a standard ethernet cable from the “Competition” jack on the front of the joystick to the Competition Switch. Up to four remotes can be connected to a single Competition Switch, allowing the simulation of a four team/two alliance match.
Two switches control the behavior of the robots connected to it:
Competition Switch is also used during inspection to assure that the robot indeed has two competition templates are programmed, and only enabled by the competition switch.