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Monarch®

939i

Intelligent

Keyboard

TC0939IOI Rev. AC 5/06 ©2004 Paxar Americas, Inc. All rights reserved.

Each product and program carries a respective written warranty, the only warranty on which the customer can rely. Paxar reserves the right to make changes in the product, the programs, and their availability at any time and without notice. Although Paxar has made every effort to provide complete and accurate information in this manual, Paxar shall not be liable for any omissions or inaccuracies. Any update will be incorporated in a later edition of this manual.

©2004 Paxar Americas, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form by any means, without the prior written permission of Paxar Americas, Inc.

WARNING

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.

CANADIAN D.O.C. WARNING

This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class A limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.

Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicables aux appareils numériques de la classe A prescrites dans le Réglement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicte par le ministère des Communications du Canada.

Trademarks

Monarch®, 938, 939, 939i, 9855, and 9860 are trademarks of Paxar Americas, Inc. Paxar® is a trademark of Paxar Corporation.

UFST, Monotype, the Monotype logo, and CG Triumvirate are trademarks of Monotype Imaging, Inc.

Paxar Americas, Inc.

170 Monarch Lane

Miamisburg, OH 45342

TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S

GETTING STARTED. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1

Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1

Power-UpModes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2

About This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2

About Scripts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3

Unpacking the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3

Connecting the Keyboard’s Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4

Connecting the Scanner’s Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5

Using the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6

Control Keys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7

SETTING BATCH OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-1

Setting Prompts and Defaults. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2

Non-KnifeSetup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-5

ENTERING BATCH DATA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-1

Entering a Batch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2Printing Tags Without Cutting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-7Using Print Multiple with Inc/Dec Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-8Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-8

TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-1

SPECIFICATIONS & ACCESSORIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-1

Accessories & Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-1

Flat Surface Mount. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2

Wall Mount . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-3

Table of Contents i

CHARACTER SETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-1

Supported Symbol Sets and Code Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-1

Internal (Standard and Reduced Font) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-2

Bold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-3

ANSI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-4

Code Page 437 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-5

Code Page 850 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B-6

CONFIGURING THE SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

C-1

Accessing the Keyboard’s Main Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

C-1

Operating in Script Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

C-1

About the Scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

C-2

Operating the Scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

C-2

Troubleshooting the Scanner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

C-3

Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

C-3

Enabling the Scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

C-4

Configuring the Scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

C-5

Enable the Communications Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

C-5

Reset to Default Values. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

C-6

Set the Communications Port Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

C-6

Set the Minimum Bar Code Width. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

C-8

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G E T T I N G S TA R T E D

1

The Monarch® 939i keyboard allows you to easily configure the printer and enter batch data. The keyboard works with the Monarch® 9855 and Monarch® 9860 printers. This keyboard also works with non-Monarchprinters. However, an external power supply is required for the keyboard. See Appendix A, "Specifications and Accessories" for the part number.

This chapter includes information about

unpacking the keyboard.

connecting the power cable.

the various power-upmodes available

using the keyboard.

O v e r v i e w

The 939i keyboard is an "intelligent" keyboard that can be programmed to show user prompts and collect data. Using the Application Development Kit II (ADK2), an application, or script, can be written to program the keyboard. See the ADK manual for more information. Think of the intelligent keyboard like your PC, where you can enter data using your PC’s keyboard or connect an optional scanner to scan data.

With a script, you can

Create prompts for the user to enter data manually or using a scanner. See Appendix C, "Configuring the System," for more information.

Use look-uptables, or files, to store data that will be printed on labels.

Perform additional data tracking, data conversion, and data manipulation.

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Throughout this manual, you will see references to the term script. The script is the program that runs on the keyboard to perform a specific task, such as scanning or collecting data. Monarch® offers custom script writing. Contact your Monarch Representative for information and pricing on custom scripts.

P o w e r - U p M o d e s

Your 939i keyboard has the ability to operate in "terminal" mode or in "intelligent" mode (using a custom ADK2 script).

If there is no ADK2 script loaded in the keyboard, the keyboard operates in terminal mode. You can enter data and configure the printer. In terminal mode, the keyboard does not access the intelligent functionality provided by a script.

If an ADK2 script is loaded in the keyboard, the script automatically runs when the keyboard and printer are turned on. The prompts you see and what you do are controlled by the script.

A b o u t T h i s M a n u a l

This manual is arranged in several sections:

Use Chapters 2 through 4 when your keyboard is operating in terminal mode.

Use Appendix A for keyboard specifications.

Use Appendix B for the available character sets.

Use Appendix C, with information for your System Administrator on intelligent (script) mode and configuring the scanner.

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A b o u t S c r i p t s

This manual does not cover any specific information about what may be in your script, because each script is different. Your script is written based on jobs you need to perform. A script should contain several basics features:

A way to enter and exit the script.

A way to enter terminal mode (required for 9860 printer).

A message about the keyboard’s backup battery when it requires replacing.

The prompts for entering the date and time each time you turn on the printer.

The scanner’s configuration and setup (if you are using a scanner).

Contact your System Administrator for more information about these items.

U n p a c k i n g t h e K e y b o a r d

After unpacking the keyboard, look through all packaging material for parts. Keep the box and packaging material in case the keyboard ever needs repair.

1.Pull the long, coiled cable out from the bottom of the base.

2.Slide the first loop in the cable slot as shown.

Cable

Slot

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C o n n e c t i n g t h e K e y b o a r d ’ s C a b l e

When using the keyboard with a Monarch® 9855 or 9860 printer, the keyboard receives power from the printer.

1.Turn OFF the printer before you connect the keyboard’s cable.

2.Plug the 9-pincoiled keyboard cable into the back of the printer.

Keyboard

Cable Goes

Here

ON/OFF

Switch

3.Tighten the screws on the cable to secure the cable to the printer.

4.Turn ON the printer. On the back of the printer, press (I) to turn on and (O) to turn off the printer. You will see the prompts for your job. If a script is not written for your job, the keyboard displays

PRINT MODE

Ready

See your System Administrator for information about your job.

1-4 Getting Started

C o n n e c t i n g t h e S c a n n e r ’ s C a b l e s

A scanner is optional for the keyboard. You need to connect the cable to the scanner and keyboard before you can use it. The scanner receives power through the keyboard. For more information about the scanner or other peripheral devices, refer to their User Manuals.

1.Turn OFF the printer before you connect the scanner’s cable.

2.Reach into the bottom of the keyboard’s base and locate the keyboard’s auxiliary serial port, which is on a short, straight cable as shown.

3.Slide the cable into the slot on the keyboard’s base.

Cable

Slot

Auxiliary

Serial Port

Keyboard Cable to Printer

Scanner

Cable

4.On the scanner, connect the RJ45 male connector end of the cable into the scanner. You will hear it click into place.

5.Connect the other end (9-pinmale) of the cable to the keyboard’s auxiliary serial port(9-pinfemale).

6.Tighten the screws on the cable to secure the scanner cable to the auxiliary serial port.

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7.Tuck the connectors into the keyboard’s base if necessary.

8.Turn ON the printer. Press (I) to turn on and (O) to turn off the printer.

U s i n g t h e K e y b o a r d

The keyboard has full alphabetic keys with 10 numeric keys, 5 function keys, 4 arrow keys, and several special keys.

1-6 Getting Started