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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

6.1.1.1. Using ASCII Commands to Connect Ports

 

Two different types of connections can be made between APS-16 ports; Resident Connections and Third Party Connections.

•                      Resident Connections: Your resident port issues a /C command to connect to a second port. For example, Port 4 issues the /C command to connect to Port 5.

•                      Third Party Connections: Your resident port issues a /C command to create a connection between two other ports. For example, Port 1 is your resident port, and Port 1 issues a command to connect Port 2 to Port 3.

 

Note:

Ports with Basic command capability cannot initiate a Third Party Connection.

To Connect ports, proceed as follows:

1                     Access the Command Mode.

2                     Invoke the /C command to connect the desired ports.

 

a) Resident Connect: To connect your resident port to another port, type /C nn [Enter]. Where nn is the number or name of the port you want to connect.

Examples:

•                      To connect your resident port to Port 8, type /C 8 [Enter].

•                      To connect your resident port to a port named "MODEM", type /C MODEM [Enter].

 

b) Third Party Connect: To connect any two ports (other than your resident port), type /C nn NN [Enter]. Where nn and NN are two port names or numbers.

Examples:

•                      To connect Port 5 to Port 6, go to a third port with "All" command capability, and type /C56 [Enter].

•                      To connect a Port named "SALES" to a Port named "MODEM", go to a third port with "All" command capability, and type /C SALES MODEM [Enter].

 

When the /C command specifies the port name, it is only necessary to enter enough letters to differentiate the desired port from other ports. Type an asterisk (*) to represent the remaining characters in the port name. For example, to connect your resident port to a port named "SALES", the connect command can be invoked as /C S*, providing no other port names begin with the letter "S".