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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

8.1. Command Conventions

 

The commands described in this section conform to the following conventions:

•                      Slash Character: All APS-16 commands begin with the Slash Character (/). The only exception is Resident Disconnect Sequence (Default = [Enter]+++[Enter]).

•                      Apply Command to All Ports: When the asterisk character is entered as the argument of the /D command (Disconnect Port), or the /E command (Erase Buffer) the command will be applied to all ports. For example, to erase all port buffers, type /E * [Enter].

•                      Port Name Wild Card: It is not always necessary to enter the entire port name. Port names can be abbreviated in command lines by entering the first character(s) of the name followed by an asterisk (*). For example, a port named “SALES1” can be specified as “S*”. Note however that this command would also be applied to any other port name that begins with the letter “S”.

•                      Suppress "Sure?" Prompt: When the /D (Disconnect Port), /E (Erase Buffer), or /I (Initialize Unit) commands are invoked, the /Y option can be included in the command line to override the "Are you Sure (y/n)?" prompt. For example, to disconnect Port 8 without displaying the "Sure" prompt, type /D/Y 8 [Enter].

•                      Enter Key: All commands are invoked by pressing [Enter].

•                      Command Mode: APS-16 Ports will only recognize commands when the Command Mode has been activated. The Command Mode can only be accessed from a free Any­to-Any Mode or Modem Mode Port. To access the Command Mode, proceed as described in Section 5.1.

•                      Connected Ports: When two ports are connected, most APS-16 commands will not be recognized by either of the connected ports. The only exception is the Resident Disconnect Sequence (Default = [Enter]+++[Enter]).