Paxar Pathfinder TC6035AN User Manual

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U S I N G R A D I O C A R D S

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You can use a radio card with the appropriate device drivers to enable a printer to run radio-frequency(RF) communications, which

allow the printers to use wireless radio networks. The card goes in the printer’s PC-cardslot.

Following are the available radio cards:

Aironet 3000 (U.S./Canada)

Aironet 3500 (U.S./Canada)

Aironet 2.4 (U.K., France, Germany, and Australia)

Symbol 2.4 100mW and 500mW (U.S./Canada)

Symbol 2.4 (U.K., France, and Germany)

Symbol 902 Mhz (U.S.)

Proxim 2.4 (U.S./Canada, U.K., France, and Germany)

C o n f i g u r i n g R a d i o C a r d s

The following procedure describes how to configure radio cards. Refer to the Programmer’s Manual for more information.

1.From the diskette that came with the SDK, gather the files for your radio card.

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Using Radio Cards 3-1

2.Place the radio card files and the following files in the application disk image’s root directory:

Name

Description

 

 

SSELAN.EXE

SystemSoft Socket Services.

CS.EXE

SystemSoft Card Services.

CSALLOC.INI

Initialization file for CSALLOC.EXE.

CSALLOC.EXE

SystemSoft Card Allocation Module.

 

 

You can find the files in the table in the SDK’s DOS subdirectory.

2.Add the lines from the radio drivers’ sample CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files to the application’s versions of those files.

3.Enter the following lines in the application’s CONFIG.SYS file:

DEVICE=SSELAN.EXE DEVICE=CS.EXE DEVICE=CSALLOC.EXE

4.Create the application’s disk image and load it into the printer.

5.Reboot the printer.

For updated radio card files, contact the radio

vendor (Proxim, Symbol, or Aironet).

3-2Application Notes

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S E R I A L C O M M U N I C AT I O N S

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The printer has one RS-232serial communications port located on

the printer’s side. The port is 16450 UART-compatibleand supports up to 115k baud.

C o n n e c t o r P i n o u t s

The external connection to the port is an 8-pinmini-DINreceptacle. The connector pin outs are:

Pin

Signal

Direction

 

 

 

1

RTS (Request to Send)

Out

2

CTS (Clear to Send)

In

3

RXD (Received Data)

In

4

GND (Ground)

 

5

TXD (Transmitted Data)

Out

6

DSR (Data Set Ready)

In

7

DTR (Data Terminal Ready)

Out

8

DCD (Data Carrier Detect)

Out

 

(optional +5 volts)

 

 

 

 

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Serial Communications 4-1

U s i n g I / O R o u t i n e s

The SDK does not provide routines for reading and writing to the serial

port. Application developers can

write their own routines. These routines must use interrupt 14hex.

use third-partyproducts such as Greenleaf CommLib. This product is a software development kit consisting of libraries with serial port input/output calls on a variety of ports in a variety of environments. Monarch does not recommend any particular thirdparty product.

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I N T E R N AT I O N A L

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C O N F I G U R AT I O N S

 

To configure the printer for international use, you must configure the keypad and display.

C o n f i g u r i n g t h e D i s p l a y

To configure the display for international use, put a reference to the DISPLAY.SYS driver in CONFIG.SYS, specifying the appropriate code page.

Refer to the ROM-DOS 6.22 User Manual to learn how to use DISPLAY.SYS and see a list of code pages.

For the fontfilespec parameter of DISPLAY.SYS, specify ULTRA.CPI. Include both ULTRA.CPI and DISPLAY.SYS in the application’s disk image. Both files are located in the SDK’s DOSsub-directory.

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International Configurations 5-1

C o n f i g u r i n g t h e K e y p a d

To configure the keypad for international use, you implement a international keypad map. The default keypad map is for the United States. See “International Keypad Maps” for more information about these maps.

To implement an international keypad map:

1.Enter the following line in the application’s AUTOEXEC.BAT file:

KEYB country

where country is the code for the map to use (see “International Keypad Maps”).

2.Create a disk image for the application. Include KEYBOARD.SYS, AUTOEXEC.BAT, and KEYB.COM in it.

3.Load the disk image into the printer.

4.Reboot the printer.

To switch temporarily from an international map to the default map, press a and f at the same time, then 1. To switch back, press a and f at the same time, then 2.

G e n e r a t i n g I n t e r n a t i o n a l C h a r a c t e r s

Tell your application’s end users to use the following procedures (as applicable) to generate international characters.

1.Refer to “International Keypad Maps” for the map diagram to use.

2.Press aand the key in the map at the same time in Upper-caseAlpha mode. This action generates theupper-rightcharacter in the square for the key (see the keypad maps, below). Or, press aand the key in the map at the same time inLower-caseAlpha mode. This action generates thelower-rightcharacter.

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I n t e r n a t i o n a l K e y p a d M a p s

Below are diagrams showing the characters for the international keypad maps. Each square in the diagram represents a key. The lower-leftcharacter in the square is from the default map.

Universal Pathfinder Map (Country Code UP)

B

 

À

 

 

È

 

Ì

 

 

Ò

 

Ù

A

à

B

è

C

ì

 

D

ò

E

ù

H

 

Á

 

 

É

 

Í

 

 

Ó

 

Ú

F

á

G

é

H

í

 

I

ó

J

ú

 

 

Â

 

 

Ê

 

Î

 

 

Ô

 

Û

Del

K

â

L

ê

M

î

 

N

ô

O

û

A

 

Ä

 

 

Ë

 

Ï

 

 

Ö

 

Ü

P

ä

Q

ë

R

ï

 

S

ö

T

ü

S

 

Ã

 

 

Ñ

 

ß

 

 

Õ

 

Ý

U

ã

V

ñ

W ß

X

õ

Y

ý

 

 

Å

P

e

 

 

 

 

Z

å

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a+W in Shifted and Unshifted mode both generate the beta (ß) character.

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International Configurations 5-3

Turkish Map (Country Code TR)

 

 

 

 

Ç

 

 

B

A

 

B

C ç

D

E

H

F

 

G

H

I

J

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ö

Del

K

 

L

M

N

O ö

a

P

 

Q

R

S

T

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ü

 

 

 

 

s

U

ü

V

W

X

Y

 

Z

 

P

e

 

 

5-4Application Notes

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G L O S S A R Y

Following is a list of terms you must be familiar with to use the

information in this manual.

Term

Definition

 

 

Application

A program written in Microsoft C/C++ 1.52

 

that runs on the printer.

Disk Image

A file containing the application and related

 

files put in the printer’s flash memory.

Flash Memory

A type of memory written to (or over) in large

 

units.

Memory Card

A type of PC card that provides extra

 

memory for the printer.

Radio Card

A type of PC card that enables the printer to

 

communicate with an access point via a

 

radio.

 

 

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Glossary 1

2 Application Notes

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