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Warnings and Cautions
1. Introduction
2. Unit Description
2.2. Back Panel
3. Getting Started
3.1. Communication Parameters
3.2. Apply Power to the APS-16
3.3. Connecting your PC to the APS-16
3.4. Communicating with the APS-16 Unit
4. Hardware Installation
4.1. Configure Setup Switches
4.1.1. Default Baud Rate
4.2. Initialize Unit to Default Settings
4.3. Connecting Devices to the APS-16
5. Configuration
5.1. Access to the APS-16 Command Mode
5.2. Defining and Reading the Site I.D.
5.3. Port Configuration
5.3.1. Configuration Conventions
5.3.2. Port Modes
5.3.3. Command Availability
5.3.4. Port Configuration Menu
6. Operation
6.1. Any-to-Any Mode
6.1.1. Port Connection and Disconnection
6.1.1.1. Using ASCII Commands to Connect Ports
6.1.1.2. Disconnecting Ports
6.1.2. Defining Hunt Groups
6.2. Passive Mode
6.3. Buffer Mode
6.3.1. Reading Data from Buffer Mode Ports
6.3.2. Port Buffers
6.4. Modem Mode
7. Saving Configuration Parameters
7.1. Sending Parameters to a File
7.2. Restoring Saved Parameters
8. Command Reference Guide
8.1. Command Conventions
8.2. Command Response
8.3. Command Summary
8.4. Command Set
A. RS-232 Port Interface
B. Specifications
C. Customer Service
Index
APS-16

3.3. Connecting your PC to the APS-16

 

Port 1 is used for communication during set-up. When the unit is reset to default parameters, Ports 1 and 2 are the only ports which allow access to All (Administrator) commands. After the unit is installed and configured, the /P command can be used to grant other ports access to All commands.

The APS-16 can either be controlled by a local PC that communicates via cable, or controlled via external modem. For this overview, a local PC running ProComm (or a similar communications program), will be cable connected to Port 1.

Note: Communication via Modem (Optional): If desired, this overview can also be performed via modem. Section 4.3 describes the procedure for connecting a modem to the APS-16.

1                     Attach a standard null modem cable to your PC COM port. Make certain to connect to the PC COM port used by your communications program.

2                     Connect the other end of the cable to APS-16 Port 1. For a description of the port interface, please refer to Appendix A.