Motorola ADVISOR Gold Troubleshooting guide

Product Family-Alpha Gold
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PAGER PROGRAMMING GUIDE
Alpha Gold
Alpha Gold
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PAGER PROGRAMMING SOFTWARE
Product Family Alpha Gold
Contents
Contents
Scope of This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i
Information Presentation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i
Field Description Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Equipment Required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Equipment Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Personal Computer Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Preparing a Pager for Reading or Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Installing the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Installation Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Starting the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Software Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Using Your PPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Basic Overview for Programming Pagers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Getting Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Main Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Service Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Service Test Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Adjust Hardware Tuned Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Code Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Code Options (Sequential) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Prompts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
More Prompts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Alert Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
OTA Programming Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
General Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
More Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Save . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Print a Pager Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Setup Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Setup Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Color Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Technical Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Maintenance Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Parts Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Exploded View Diagram and Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Troubleshooting Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
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Scope of This Manual
This pager programming guide contains five sections to assist you in the use of the
Alpha Gold Pager Programming Software (PPS):
• Getting Started—information about equipment requirements, installation,
setup, and use of the software.
• Using Your PPS—the sequence of screens used to read and program one or
more pager(s).
• Technical Description—a description of the Pager Mechanical Interface.
• Troubleshooting Guide—a listing of common questions/problems and their
solutions.
• Glossary—technical terms used in this guide.
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Product names are subject to change without notice. Some product names are
available only in certain markets.
Information Presentation
This manual presents information in different ways:
• Information that you need to type is printed in boldface type.
• When information from the screen is referred to in the text, it looks like
this.
• When you need to press a key on the keyboard, the key is represented graphically. For example, instead of “Press the Enter Key,” you see “Press E.”
Special characters are used to emphasize certain conditions.
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Note: Emphasizes additional information pertinent to the subject matter.
G
Caution: Emphasizes information about actions which may result in equipment
damage.
E
Warning: Emphasizes information about actions which may result in personal
injury.
Field Description Information
Any screen that contains fields is followed by a table of field descriptions. These
tables are divided into two columns.
1. Field Name—shown exactly the way it appears on the screen.
2. Description— a complete description of what the field is for, how you can use
it, what the valid entries are, and how a specific entry in this field can affect
the status of another field.
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Getting Started
Getting Started
Alpha Gold PPS and interface package,combined with
an IBM personal computer (or compatible), provides the flexibility to
program. The Product Alpha Gold pagers to meet individual requirements.
This software has a modern look and ease-of-use operation. To obtain the best results
from the product, please take a few minutes to read this instruction guide.
Equipment Required
• IBM Personal Computer or compatible (not included)
The Product Family Alpha Gold PPS is designed to operate on an IBM
personal computer or compatible with DOS version 3.3 or higher, a serial port, and
512K of available RAM. If your computer is equipped with a color monitor
and a color graphics card, the software runs in color.
• Programming Interface (not included)
This unit provides communication between the computer and the Pager
Mechanical Interface. This package includes all cables necessary for connection
with the computer, the power source and the Pager Mechanical Interface.
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Use only the latest model of the Programming Interface, NRN8815, with the
Product Family Alpha Gold pager and pager programming software. Use only the
Unication-supplied cable for connection between the Pager Mechanical Interface
and the Programming Interface. Use of non-approved cables can result in
improper operation and/or incorrect programming of the pager.
• Pager Mechanical Interface (included)
This fixture is designed specifically for the Product Family Alpha Gold pager.
It allows the pager to be connected to the computer via the Programming
Interface. The Pager Mechanical Interface is connected to the Programming
Interface with the coiled cable.
• Pager Programming Software (included)
This software program, designed specifically for the Product Family Alpha
Gold pager, allows you to select the desired information to programinto the
pager. A3.5-inch program diskette is provided to facilitate the programming procedure.
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Equipment Setup
Refer to Figure 1 while performing the following steps.
1. Plug the appropriate connector of the interface cable into the Programming
Interface. Connect the other end of the cable to the serial port on your computer.
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The program uses COM1 as the default communication port. If both a serial
port and a modem are used on the computer, it is recommended that COM1 be
used as the serial port. If COM1 cannot be used, change the default to COM2,
COM3 or COM4 in the Setup menu after installing the software.
2.
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Plug one end of the coiled cable into the Programming Interface. Plug the other
end into the Pager Mechanical Interface.
Use only the Unication-supplied cable for connection between the Programming
Interface and the Pager Mechanical Interface. Use of non-approved cables can
result in improper operation and/or incorrect programming of the pager.
3.
Plug the power supply cable into the Programming Interface and plug the
ac/dc adapter into a 120 Vac (or 220 Vac) electrical outlet.
* This item is part of the
Programming Interface kit (NLN3548)
** These items are part of the
Programming Package (NYN1435)
COMPUTER
INTERFACE CABLE
(*3005020S09/10)
Product Family
Alpha Gold PAGER
PROGRAMMING
INTERFACE
(*NRN8815)
ac/dc
ADAPTER
POWER SUPPLY
CABLE
(*2505044J02) 110V
(*2502469M02) 220V
COILED CABLE
(*3005187R02)
PAGER
MECHANICAL
INTERFACE
(**0102719J35)
AIPB 953123-B
Figure 1. Equipment Connection Diagram
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Getting Started
Personal Computer Configuration
View the CONFIG.SYS file for the following statements and minimum values:
BUFFERS = 20
FILES = 35
Edit the CONFIG.SYS file if necessary.
Preparing a Pager for Reading or Programming
1.
2.
3.
Turn the pager on.
Align the pager contact pin holes with the contact pins of the Pager Mechanical
Interface. A red light illuminates on the Programming Interface to indicate
proper contact.
Press down on the pager until it is tight in the fixture. The pager is now ready
to read or program.
Installing the Software
The Product Family Alpha Gold programming software diskette includes
the file SETUP.EXE. This file automates installing the software onto either a
removable (floppy) diskette or the hard disk of your computer.
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Only one configuration for the programming software is allowed; therefore, to
keep an old version of the programming software, it must use the same setup as
the new software (for example, password, archive path, comm port, and so on.)
Installation Parameters
You can install the PPS either onto a new floppy diskette or onto the hard drive of
your computer.
1. Place the Product Family Alpha Gold Programming Software diskette
into the diskette drive of your computer (for example, drive A or B).
2. Type A: (or B:) and press E.
3. Type SETUP and press E.
4. A copyright and version-number screen displays with the instruction Press
any key to Continue. Press any key, and the following instructions display.
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Press J or F at any time on any menu to end the program and return to the
DOS prompt.
After you have pressed E, the following screen is displayed.
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If you respond with a Y, the programming software is copied to the destination
indicated by the value in the Your Destination Drive field. Press E to display
the default setting in each field. The fields are described on the next page.
If you respond with an N, the following screen is displayed and the programming
software is copied to the drive you selected:
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Enter the drive letter and path where you want to install the software. Press T
to move among fields or click on the field.
Field Name
Description
Source Drive
This is the drive where your diskette is inserted.
Your Destination Drive
This is the drive where you want the software installed. Press E to select
the default drive displayed.
Disk Drive
Specify the drive letter where the diskette is located (A or B).
PF169.EXE Program Path
The program path defines an exact location where the software is installed. It is
recommended that you specify a subdirectory of the root for installation. Type a
drive letter, colon, backslash, and a subdirectory name, for example: A:\PF169
Archive Files Path
The archive files path defines an exact location where the pager configuration
files will be stored. This information is based upon the entry in the
PF169.EXE Program Path field. If the response to Are you
installing the Product Family Alpha Gold Pager
Programming Software onto a hard disk? is Y, the software will
be installed onto a hard disk. If N is selected, the software willl be installed onto
a floppy disk.
Com Port
Select the communication port used to connect the computer to the
Programming Interface. Valid entries are 1, 2, 3 or 4, depending upon the serial
ports available on the computer.
NOTE: The program uses COM1 as the default communication port. If both a
serial port and a modem are used on the computer, it is recommended that
COM1 be used as the serial port. If COM1 cannot be used, change the default
to COM2,COM3 or COM4 in the Setup menu after installing the software.
Printer Port
If a printer is used, select the valid port to which it is connected. Valid choices are
PRN1, PRN2, COM1, COM2,COM3 and COM4. It can be changed in the Setup menu.
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Software Password
You can enter a software password to prevent unauthorized use of your
program. If no password is required, leave this field blank.
When you are satisfied with your selection and field entries, press J to continue
the installation.
If you want to end the installation, press F.
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Starting the Software
If you have installed the software to the HARD disk, follow these steps:
1. Turn on your computer.
2. At the C: prompt, type cd\PF169. The path name is the directory path where
the PF169 software is installed.
3. Type PF169 and press E. An introductory message displays. Press any key
to continue.
If you have installed the software to a FLOPPY disk, follow these steps:
1. Turn on and boot your computer.
2. Put your working copy of the PF169 diskette into drive A or B.
3. At the C: prompt, type A: or B: (depending upon the drive you used in Step 2)
and press E.
4.
Type PF169 and press E. An introductory message displays. Press any key
to continue.
Software Password
If you selected a password during setup, enter it on the screen shown below and
press E. Press B and D to correct any typing errors while entering the
password.
If you did not select a password during installation, this screen is not displayed. If
a incorrect password is entered, the program ends.
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Using Your PPS
Using Your PPS
Basic Overview for Programming Pagers
1. Use the Main menu to select the Read/Program Pager options.
2. Enter information on the program screens.
3. Choose the program pager options from the Program Menu.
These steps are shown below:
MAIN MENU
OPTION SCREENS
PROGRAM MENU
Getting Help
The A key is used for help. On-screen help is available whenever you see F1 Help
in the lower left-hand corner of the screen. Press Q to see the next page of Help,
if available. Press P to see a previous page of Help. All menus in this program use
A for help.
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Main Menu
The Main menu provides selections for reading and programming a pager and
setting up your computer configuration. Each task is explained in detail as you
continue through this manual.
Press B to set the pager in Test Mode or Operation Mode.
Press C to read a pager and display its configuration.
Press E to program a single pager. The PPS establishes communication with the
pager and reads the configuration if there is no data in the PPS. Otherwise it will
go to code page instead.
Press F to program sequential pagers.
Press H to retrieve a pager archive file if one exists.
Press I to set up your computer configuration.
Press j to exit to DOS.
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Service Menu
The Service menu allows you to make selections for placing the pager in test modes
or operations modes.
Press C to display the Adjust Hardware Tuned Values screen. Certain values are
tuned for each pager and they are dependent upon the specific hardware being
programmed. This screen allows you to adjust these values when the pager decoder
board needs repair or replacement.
Press E to select the Service Test Options screen.
Press F to set the pager in a QUICK PAGE mode. This test allows you to check
the pager RF sensitivity. It enables you to consecutively page a pager in both phases
of every frame.
Press G to discard all errored, incoming messages.
Press H to set the receiver to always ON mode.
Press I to set the pager to the chirp alert mode.
Press j to exit to the Main menu.
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Service Test Options
The pager supports two types of test modes: quick test mode and extended test
mode. The Service: TestMode screen allows you to test the pager’s various functions
For more information about testing, refer to the Self-Diagnostic Feature section in
the Product Family Alpha Gold Service Manual.
Press U or W to move the cursor from field to field.
Press c after you have selected a field to perform the individual test.
Press j to exit to the Service menu.
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Adjust Hardware Tuned Values
This screen allows you to adjust certain values for the specific hardware for each
pager.
Press B to program the pager.
Field Name
12
Description
Clock Second
Adjustment
This feature allows you to set the crystal of the pager. You can adjust the crystal
to a + or - value to satisfy time loss or gain within a 24-hour period. Valid
selections are: 0, +1, +2, +3, +4, +5, +6, +7, +8, -1, -2, -3, -4, -5, -6,
-7, and -8.
LCD Contrast
Adjustment
This selects the display contrast on pagers.
0–15 are manual contrast settings; 16–255 are auto contrast settings.
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Code Options
This screen provides fields for entering essential pager code and function information, allowing you to select the configuration you want to use to program the pager.
Press U or W to move the cursor from field to field.
Press B to program the pager.
Press D to select the Prompts screens.
Press E to select the Alert Options screen.
Press F to select the OTA Programming Options screen.
Press H to select the General Options (Features) screen.
Press I to reset all of the options to default and return to the Code Options screen.
Press j or F to return to the Main menu.
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Field Name
Description
Serial No.
This non-editab field displays the serial number programmed into the pager at
the factor y and should match the serial number on one of the labels attached to
the pager . If this label is not available, refer to the order form for the appropriate
serial number.
Inventory Control No.
This field allows you to enter an Inventory Control Number (up to ten
char acters) that is stored in the pager . Unlik e the serial number , this number
can be changed as needed.
Operating Mode
This field allows you to silence all alerts, including priority alert when Deaf
Pager is selected. Normal selection for this field is Standard.
Coding Format/
Baud Rate
This field designates either :
POCSAG 512
POCSAG 1200
POCSAG 2400
Press the spacebar to toggle among choices
.
Receiver Type
The pager supports both crystallized or synthesized receivers . The correct
pager receiver type ( Crystal or Synthesized) m ust be selected in this field.
If an incorrect type is entered, the pager is not ab le to receive messages
.
Frequency
This field designates the frequency on which the pager operates .
Functions
This field allows you to select the operation of each address:
N = Numer ic
T = Tone
A = Alphan umeric
I = Ideog raphic
X = Inactiv e
Ideographic can be selected only when the pager is equipped with a charactergener ated ROM (CG ROM).
Priority
This field allows you to select any address to provide a priority alert when a
message is received.
Valid selections are Y and N.
Code Type
This field allows you to select the type of code:
Individual
Group Call
Mail Drop
Press the space bar to toggle among selections
Maildrop History
14
.
This field is only a vailable on Maildrop addresses, not on Super-Maildrop
addresses . The pager can keep up to f our histor y files for each Maildrop source
for which the Maildrop History option has been enabled.
Valid selections are Y or N.
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Code Options (Sequential)
This screen provides fields for entering essential pager code and function information, allowing you to select the configuration you want to use to program the pager
sequentially.
Press U or W to move the cursor from field to field.
Press B to program a pager.
Press D to select the Prompts screens.
Press E to select the Alert Options screen.
Press F to select the OTA Programming Options screen.
Press H to select the General Options (Features) screen.
Press I to reset all the options to default and return to the Code Options screen.
Press j or F to return to the Main menu.
Press Ah to increase the Sequential Code StepUp number.
Press Q or P for the next or previous screen.
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are the same as on the Code Options screen except for the Sequential Code
Increment field, only that field will be defined here. Refer back to the Code
Options screen for the other definitions.
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Field Name
Description
The pager codes (7 digits) are entered in this field, up to two frames are
recommended. A frame is the remainder of the division of the pager code of 8.
Sequential Code
Increment
Code A
Code B
Code C
Code D
Prompts
This screen shows the first half of the pager prompts available with the
Product Family Alpha Gold .
Press U or W to move the cursor from field to field.
Press b to program a pager.
Press c to select the Code Options screen.
Press D to select the More Prompts screens.
Press E to select the Alert Options screen.
Press F to select the OTA Programming Options screen.
Press H to select the Features (General Options) screen.
Press I to reset all of the options to default and return to the Code Options screen.
Press j or F to return to the Main menu.
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Each prompt can be customized if desired. The text typed in the associated
source is displayed at the end of the message. Only uppercase is accepted.
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Field Name
Description
Each source, 1-16, has a programmable source prompt. Each prompt can be
customized in the codeplug, if desired, or the defaults can be used. If selected,
the text programmed is displayed at the end of the message.
Show Source
More Prompts
This screen is the second half of the pager prompts available with the Product
Family Alpha Gold pager, and is shown with the default settings.
Press U or W to move the cursor from field to field.
Press b to program a pager.
Press c to select the Code Options screen.
Press D to select the Prompts screens.
Press E to select the Alert Options screens.
Press F to select the OTA Programming Options screen.
Press H to select the Features (General Options) screen.
Press I to reset all of the options to default and return to the Code Options screen.
Press j or F to return to the Main menu.
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Alert Options
This menu shows the alert options available with the Product Family
Alpha Gold pager and is shown with the default option settings.
Press U or W to move the cursor from field to field.
Press b to program a pager.
Press c to select the Code Options screen.
Press D to select the Prompts screens.
Press F to select the OTA Programming Options screen.
Press H to select the Features (General Options) screen.
Press I to reset all of the options to default and return to the Code Options screen.
Press j or F to return to the Main menu.
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Field Name
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Description
When Yes is selected all audible and vibrating alerts are disabled. All alert
options and user-changeable alert modes are dependent upon this option.
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F ield Name
Alert Frequency
Des c ription
T he available s elections for s tandard alerts are:
3.84 kHz
3.2 kHz
3.0 kHz
2.7 kHz
2.5 kHz
1.37 kHz
1.24 kHZ
Alert Duration
Pager alerts can be conÞgured for s hort (2 sec) or long (12 sec) non-priority
alerts. If the Manual Alert R es et is s et to Yes, the option is s et for s ilent alerts
only.
User Changeable Alert
Mode
When Yes is s elected, the alert mode can be changed by us ing the pagerÕ
s
function menu. If No is s elected, the pager is always in the audible mode,
unles s the deaf pager option is enabled.
User Selectable Alerts
With this option enabled, you are able to s elect either s tandard alerts, one of
the s even pleas ing alerts, chirp alerts, or no alerts us ing a s pecial Òs et alerts
s creenÓmenu. T his menu is acces s ed through the pagerÕ
s function menu.
Reminder Alert
Interval
With the alert interval time programmed into the pager, the pager emits a chirp
or vibration every reminder aler t time intervalÓuntil all unread mes s ages are
read. Valid s elections are:
None
2 min
3.07 min
4 min
5.07 min
10 min
15.07 min
30 min
Reminder Alert Timeout
With this option s elected, the time period begins with a newly arrived mes s age
and is res et every time a new mes s age is received. When the time period
expires, the pager does not emit any more reminder alerts until a new mes s age
arrives. Valid time period s elections are:
None
2 min
3.07 min
4 min
5.07 min
10 min
15.07 min
30 min
Enable Maildrop Alert
If Yes is s elected, all maildrop mes s ages alert with a chirp alert. If None is
s elected, there is no alert for maildrop mes s ages.
Manual Alert Reset
With this option s elected and the pager in the audible mode, an incoming
mes s age alert can only be s topped manually by pres s ing any button on the
pager.
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Field Name
Description
Low Battery Alert
If Yes is selected, the pager emits a (one second) low battery cell ale rt when
the batter y reaches a low cell state .
Key Click
If Yes is selected, a key clic k occurs when a pager button is pressed. The click
sound is caused by turning on the transducer for a v ery shor t time. If silent
mode is selected, key click is disabled.
Alarm Always Audible
If Yes is selected, the gener al and individual message alarms are always
audible.
Real Time Clock
With this option selected, a real time clock displaying the time and date
displays .
International Date
(DD/MM/YY)
When Yes is selected, the date is displayed in the inter national (da y-month)
format.
Show Time Stamp
The pager displays a message 's time stamp when a message is being read.
The time stamp is shown at the very end of the message after the source
prompt, if show source is enabled.
Individual Message
Alarm
If Yes is selected, you can attach an aler t to a particular message, with a
specified time to initiate the alert.
Auto Alarm Turn On
With this option selected and any type of alarm enabled, the pager
automatically tur ns on and gives an alarm aler t rather than a power up aler t if it
is off when the alar m expires .
Private Time
Allows the pager to use Private Time which is a time period specified by the user
when the pager goes into completely silent mode. When activated, the pager continues to receive messages but does not generate any alerts.
Private Time Alert
If Yes is selected, the pager chirps when it is automatically turned on or off . If
the pager is in the vibrate mode , it vibrates for 2 seconds . If No is selected, the
pager turns off silently and turns on as if it were turned on manually.
Out of Range Time
With an out-of-range time speciÞed by the codeplug, the pager is considered
"out of range" when it does not detect a P OC S A G synchronization word for that
time per iod. The out-of-r ange icon displa ys at this time . Valid selections are:
None
32 sec
64 sec
2 min
3.07 min
4 min
5.07 min
6 min
10 min
15.07 min
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Out of Range Alert
With this option, the pager alerts when it becomes out of range .
Vibrator
If Yes is chosen, you can enable the vibrator in the pager. If y ou change the
aler t mode to silent and No is selected, the pager does not vibrate.
Function 4 Repeat
Period
This field allows you to select a 2 second Function 4 repeat time or a 1 second
Function 4 repeat time f or true POCSAG with the 1/16th second pulse duration.
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Description
Function 4 Tone Pulse
This field allows you to select a 1/8th second tone pulse or a 1/16th second
pulse.
OTA Programming Options
This screen shows some of the less common options available with the Product
Family Alpha Gold pager. This screen is shown with the default settings.
Press U or W to move the cursor from field to field.
Press b to program the pager.
Press c to select the Code Options screen.
Press D to select the Prompts screens.
Press E to select the Alert Options screen.
Press H to select the Features (General Options) screen.
Press I to reset all of the options to default and return to the Code Options screen.
Press j or F to return to the Main menu.
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Field Name
22
Description
Download Security
Level
The security levels are either no password requirement for any type of
download communication (None) or a password required for everything except
test mode (Maximum).
Download Password
Depending upon the level of security selected, the download password may or
may not be required for download. Up to ten characters (A-Z, 0-9, space) can
be used.
OTA Programming
With this option selected, a pager or pagers can be remotely reconfigured. It
can be used to change options, enable a temporarily disabled pager or
disabling a pager and changing codeplug data. The OTA page cannot enable a
dead (more than eight attempts with an incorrect password) pager.
Silent OTA Programming
With this option selected, the pager powers-up silently after it has been
programmed over the air.
Personal OTA Password
A personal OTA password is required to perform an OTA page to personal
source. Ten characters (A-Z, 0-9, space) are used.
Group OTA Password
A group OTA password is required to perform an OTA page on a group or
maildrop source. Ten characters (A-Z, 0-9, space) are used.
Data Inversion
Certain frequencies require data to be inverted, refer to applicable service
manuals for frequencies and their corresponding Data Inversion settings.
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General Options
This screen shows the custom codeplug-selectable features available with the
Product Family Alpha Gold pager.
Press U or W to move the cursor from field to field.
Press b to program a pager.
Press c to select the Code Options screen.
Press D to select the Prompts screens.
Press E to select the Alert Options screen.
Press F to select the OTA Programming Options screen.
Press H to select the More Features screen.
Press I to reset all of the options to default and return to the Code Options screen.
Press j or F to return to the Main menu.
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Field Name
24
Description
Retain Errored Numeric
Msg
If Yes is selected, the pager retains numeric messages that contain errors. If
No is selected, the pager discards errored messages.
Retain Errored Non-Num
Msg
If Yes is selected, the pager retains non-numeric (alphanumeric and
ideographic) messages that contain errors. If No is selected, the pager
discards errored messages.
Retain Better Maildrop
Msg
If Yes is selected, the pager allows a new maildrop message to replace an
existing message. This occurs only when the new message contains no errors,
or has the same amount of more good characters than the one being replaced.
Personal Message
Notebook
This option is available if the pager has been configured to receive personal
messages. If the option is available and Yes has been selected, you can add
personal messages to the personal notebook.
Maildrop Message
Notebook
This option is available if the pager has been configured to receive maildrop
messages. If Yes is selected, you can add maildrop messages to the maildrop
notebook.
Duplicate Message
Detection
If Yes is selected, duplication detection is performed on all personal messages
with the same message type as the new message, on a character by character
basis. Errored characters are ignored during the check.
If all non-errored characters in both messages match, the existing matching
message is flagged as a duplicate. The message with the least number of
errors is stored and the other messages are discarded. Duplication is not
performed on maildrop messages.
Source Indep’nt
Duplication
When Yes is selected, duplication is performed on all messages with the same
function type as the new message. If No is selected, duplication is performed
only on messages with the same source and function type.
Sequential Lockout
Period
When Yes is selected, a sequential lockout timer begins when a message
arrives and is flagged as being sequentially locked out. If duplicate messages
arrive, one of the messages is disregarded and not flagged as a duplicate.
Truncated Message
Indicator
When Yes is selected, an errored truncated message or a normal truncated
message is displayed. A “truncated message” indicator displays over the last
character in the message.
Errored Data
Indication
When Yes is selected, the error character alternately displays with the “best
guess” of the errored data. If No is selected, the “best guess” of the errored
data is displayed without any indication that it contains errors.
Message Continue
Indicator
If this option is selected, the last character on a screen alternately flashes every
0.5 seconds with a “down” arrow if the message contains more data. If the last
character on the screen is errored and Errored Data Indication = Yes, the
Errored Data Indicator does not appear on that character. The Message
Continued Indicator overrides the Errored Data Indicator.
Delete Slot Number
If Yes is selected, the pager displays the message slot number of personal
messages.
Stop Decode on Miss
Sync
If Yes is selected, pager address falsing on noise is reduced by disabling the
detection of any new page from the time an invalid sync word is detected until
the next valid sync has been detected.
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Read TimeOut
Description
The current pager display changes after the selected time frame has expired.
Valid selections are:
16 sec
32 sec
64 sec
5.07 min
Automatic Scroll Time
While reading a message in the Fast Scroll mode, the display advances forward
one screen every "fast scroll time" period. Valid values are: 1/2 sec, 1 sec,
2 sec, 3 sec, 4 sec, 6 sec, 8 sec, 10 sec, and 30 sec.
Allow Off
This option allows the pager to be turned off. If this option is not selected, the
pager cannot be turned off without removing the battery.
Function Menu Display
The pager allows you to perform various functions on the pager and on
messages. Some of these functions have a corresponding pager option that
dictates whether the function is available to you via the pager's function menu.
If none of the options are enabled, the MODE button on the pager is disabled
and the Function Menu is not displayed. The function menu consists of a series
of icons, prompts, or a combination of the two. The default is to show the icons
with the corresponding prompts above the icons (Both ); however, when
ideographic prompts are desired, the pager only displays either the prompts
(Prompts) or the icons (Icons
.)
Manual Delete
When this option is selected, you can manually delete one message at a time.
Protected (locked) messages cannot be deleted.
Message Locking
When this option is selected, up to 10 personal messages can be protected
(locked). When a message is locked, it cannot be automatically deleted by the
pager.
Memory Retention
This option is also called Non-Volatile Memory. If selected, the pager retains all
message information when the pager is turned off and back on.
Delete All
All read, unprotected personal messages are deleted and moved to the first
available memory slot. All read maildrop messages are deleted when selected.
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Field Name
Description
Message Preview
With Yes selected, all messages can be previewed by moving the cursor left or
right. The pager displa ys the first line (or source prompt) of each message .
Eliminating reading the entire message .
Auto Backlight
With Yes selected, the pager senses when it is in a dark environment. If in a
dark environment and a button is pressed, the bac klight automatically turns on.
End of Message
Character
With Yes selected, you to enter the end of message character. Valid selections
are:
00-7F
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More Features
This screen shows additional custom code-plug-selectable features available with
the Product Family Alpha Gold pager.
Press B to program the pager.
Press c to select the Code Options screen.
Press D to select the Prompts screens.
Press E to select the Alert Options screen.
Press F to select the OTA Programming Options screen.
Press H to return to the Features (General Options) screen.
Press I to reset all of the options to default and return to the Code Options screen.
Press j or F to return to the Main menu.
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Field Name
28
Description
Enable Battery Gauge
With Yes selected, the battery gauge indicator is displayed in Þve different
levels on the pager . Valid indicators are: Full, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, and Empty
Battery Gauge LevelHigh 1.43v
This v alue represents the battery voltage lev el necessary for the battery gauge
to displa y a full battery. If the battery voltage is higher or equal to this value , the
full battery gauge icon is displayed. Valid selections are: 1.63V, 1.58V,
1.53V, 1.48V, 1.43V, 1.39V, 1.34V, 1.29V, 1.24V, 1.19V, 1.14V,
1.09V, 1.05V, 1.00V, 0.95V, and 0.90V. The High level must be
greater than the Med level, and the Med level must be greater than the Low
level. None of the le vels can be equal to each other .
Battery Gauge Level Med 1.39v
This value represents the battery voltage level necessary for the battery gauge
to displa y a full battery .If the battery voltage is higher or equal to this value , the
full battery gauge icon is displayed. Valid selections are: 1.63V, 1.58V,
1.53V, 1.48V, 1.43V, 1.39V, 1.34V, 1.29V, 1.24V, 1.19V, 1.14V,
1.09V, 1.05V, 1.00V, 0.95V, and 0.90V. The High level must be
greater than the Med level, and the Med level must be greater than the Low
level. None of the le vels can be equal to each other .
Battery Gauge Level Low 1.29v
This value represents the battery voltage lev el necessary for the battery gauge
to display a full battery . If the battery voltage is higher or equal to this value , the
full battery gauge icon is displayed. Valid selections are: 1.63V, 1.58V,
1.53V, 1.48V, 1.43V, 1.39V, 1.34V, 1.29V, 1.24V, 1.19V, 1.14V,
1.09V, 1.05V, 1.00V, 0.95V, and 0.90V. The High level must be
greater than the Med level, and the Med level must be greater than the Low
level. None of the le vels can be equal to each other .
Periodic Low Battery
Check
The low battery periodic check is based upon the selected value . Valid
selections are: None and from 1hr to 15 hrs (in hour ly increments).
Show Memory Full
Prompt
With Yes selected, the pager displays the memor y full prompt and icon. With
No selected, only the icon is displayed.
Zoom
This field determines whether the pager can enlarge the characters in the display
to two times their normal size. The four-line pager looks like a two-line pager,
increasing message visibility.
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Program
This screen allows you to program the configuration to disk or a specified path.
Press D to program the pager.
Press G or P to display the previous screen.
Press H or Q to display the next screen.
Press j or F to return to the Main menu.
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Save
This screen allows you to save the configuration to disk or a specified path.
Press D to save the pager configuration to disk for future use.
Press G or P to display the previous screen.
Press H or Q to display the next screen.
Press j or F to return to the Main menu.
After pressing D, enter a file name in the File Name field. To enter comments
about the configuration file, press E before pressing h to save the file. Press
h to save the configuration. Press j to exit the program.
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To get this screen. Please jump to " More features " screen first, then press
two time.
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Print a Pager Configuration
This screen provides options to read, save, or program a pager configuration, to
print the current pager configuration, and to setup the computer configuration.
Press D to print a pager configuration.
Press G or P to display the previous screen.
Press H or Q to display the next screen.
Press j or F to return to the Main menu.
The current selection of the pager configuration will be printed. Your printer must
be connected to either a serial port or a parallel printer port.
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Setup Menu
This screen provides the choice of selecting the communication path and color
configuration screen.
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Press I from the Main menu to access this screen.
Press c to select the Setup Options (Communication Setup) screen.
Press g to select the Color Options (Color Configuration) screen.
➧
The Color Options screen does not display if you are using a monochrome monitor.
Press j or F to return to the Main menu.
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Setup Options
This screen allows you to set up your own computer configuration. You can select
the disk drive and pathname in which your configuration files are archived and the
communication port used to communicate to the Programming Interface. Similar
to the ability to select password protection in the initial setup program, you can
either change or delete that password in the Setup screen shown below.
After you have set up the desired configuration, save the configuration by pressing
h. Otherwise, the setup is only valid during this session.
➧
The parameters for a communication port to the pager have been selected: 4800
baud, no parity, 8 data bits, and 1 stop bit in Product Family Alpha Gold
pagers. Make sure they are set correctly.
➧
The program uses COM1 as the default communication port. If both a serial
port and a modem are used on the computer, it is recommended that COM1 be
used as the serial port. If COM1 cannot be used, change the default to COM2 in
the computer configuration screen.
Field Name
Description
Arch Path
This is the path used to save the archived information.
SW Password
A software password can be entered to prevent unauthorized use of this
program. If no password is required, leave this field blank.
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Field Name
Description
Com Port
Select the communication port used to communicate with the paging terminal.
Valid entries are COM1: to COM4:, depending upon the communication ports
the computer is equipped with. Ensure the communication port selected is not
used by another software application, some RAM-resident desktop organizers
reserve a communication port for their own use.
Bit Rate
This is the rate or speed the communication port sends data bits. Pressing the
space bar toggles through the valid choices:
1200
2400
4800
9600
19200
Parity
The method is used to check for parity or error. Pressing the space bar toggles
through the valid choices of None, Even and Odd.
Data Bits
Select either 7 or 8, this is the number of data bits per byte. Pressing the space
bar toggles between the valid choices.
Stop Bits
Select either 1 or 2, this is the number of stop bits to use. Pressing the space
bar toggles between the valid choices.
Printer Port
Select one of the following options:
PRN1:
PRN2:
COM1:
COM2:
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Color Options
This screen allows you to select the color of the text that corresponds to categories,
headings or highlighted areas on the program screens.
Pressing G from the Main: Setup menu brings up the Color Options screen shown
above.
Press U or W to move the cursor from field to field.
Press E to reset to the default selections.
Press h to save the selections.
Press j or F to return to the Main menu.
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Technical Description
Technical Description
The Product Family Alpha Gold Pager Mechanical Interface is a passive
interconnection between the NRN8815 Programming Interface and the Product
Family Alpha Gold pager. The fixture has a receptacle (J1) that accepts the RJ-11
type plug of the coiled cable from the Programming Interface. Programming
information is sent through the spring-loaded pins that make the appropriate
contacts in the Product Family Alpha Gold pager.
G
Use only the Unication-supplied cable for connection between the Programming
Interface and the Pager Mechanical Interface. Use of non-approved cables can
result in improper operation and/or incorrect programming of the pager.
Programming information is sent to the Product Family Alpha Gold pager
from the Programming Interface through the coiled cable. The operation of the
Programming Interface is described in the manual (6881010B39) provided with it.
There are no active devices in the Product Family Alpha Gold Pager Mechanical
Interface. A schematic diagram of the signal paths is shown in Figure 2.
Maintenance Information
Maintenance of the Product Family Alpha Gold Pager Mechanical Interface
consists of keeping the spring-loaded contacts clean and making sure the
RJ-11 plugs are properly seated in the receptacle on the Pager Mechanical
Interface and the Programming Interface.
The contacts can be cleaned with a soft, dry cloth. Do not use any solvents to clean
the contacts or the outside of the interface. If necessary, a damp (not wet) cloth can
be used to clean the outside of the fixture. Do not immerse in water or other liquid.
In case of erratic operation, inspect the coiled cable between the Programming
Interface and the Pager Mechanical Interface. If it appears to be damaged, or the
contacts on the plug at either end appear weak or damaged, replace the cable.
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Parts Replacement
When ordering replacement parts or equipment information, complete identification numbers must be included. This applies to all components, kits, and chassis.
If the component part number is not known, the order must include the number of
the chassis or kit number of which it is a part. If the identical replacement part is
not locally available, check the parts list for the proper Unication part number and
order the part from the nearest Unication replacement parts depot, listed below.
TELEPHONE ORDERS
Replacement Parts, Manuals :
Call: (886) 2-22999678
CUSTOMER SERVICE
Replacement Parts, Manuals :
Parts IdentiÞcation:
Call: (886) 2-22999678
Call: (886)2-22999678
Customer Response Center:
(Sales and Service Assistance)
Call: (800) 247-2346
Product Services Technical Support:
FAX: (800) 232-9272
Call: (886) 2-22999678
MAIL ORDERS
Send written orders to the following addresses:
Replacement Parts ,Manuals :
International:
Unication.co.,Ltd
Services Division
Attn: Customer Service
3F 6 Wu Kung5TH RD.
Wu Ku IND
Unication.co.,Ltd
Services Division
Attn: Customer Service
3F 6 Wu Kung5TH RD.
Wu Ku IND
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Technical Description
Exploded View Diagram and Parts List
LATCH
(5505969E01)
CONTACT PIN (Qty. 2)
(3904059F01)
PAD
(7505424M02)
INSERT
(4305968F01)
REMOVE BEFORE
PROGRAMMING
HOUSING
(1505975F01)
CONTACT PIN
RECEPTACLE (Qty. 2)
(0904058F01)
CONNECTOR JACK
(0962110A04)
PC BOARD
(8404060F01)
BASE
(2705978C01)
SCREW
(0300136422)
PAD BASE
(7505424M01)
PRODUCT FAMILY Alpha Gold
PAGER MECHANICAL INTERFACE
(1002719J35)
AIPB
D
AIPB-932751-D
Figure 3. Exploded View Diagram
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Troubleshooting Guide
Troubleshooting Guide
Problem
Solution
Does Product Family Alpha
Gold programming software
run on COM3 or COM4?
Yes, as long as no other device is connected to these ports.
When reading a pager, either the
mouse no longer works or
communication with the pager
cannot be re-established.
This error often results from setting an asynchronous mouse to the same
communication port interrupt used for the programming software. It is
recommended that one of the communication ports be changed.
Check that both devices are not set to even.
Check that both devices are not set to odd.
If either of these conditions exist, reset one device opposite of the other port.
The programming software
reports a Data
Communications error and
never reads the pager.
Check the Programming Interface cable for correct installation. This is usually a
9- or 25-pin male connector on the back of the computer.
Make sure the power supply cable is connected to a power source.
Make sure the pager is in the ON position and firmly seated in the Mechanical
Interface. (The red LED is illuminated.)
Check if there are any RAM-resident programs running.
Pager does not function after
programming has been
performed.
Make sure the capcode has not been changed.
Check all functions; ensure the entries have not been programmed as either
inactive or incorrectly.
Make sure the Data Inversion parameter has not been changed.
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Glossary
Glossary
Archive File
This is a file that contains pager configuration information. This type of file is
created from the Save menu.
Cadences
This refers to the balanced, rhythmic flow of sound; the measure or beat of
movement from one sound to the next.
Default
This is information automatically generated by the software program. Basically,
any field that contains a preset selection is called a default. Default information
can be changed as necessary. It is used to ensure that a basic entry is present for
required information.
Field
This is an area on the screen into which you enter information.
Highlight Bar
This refers to when the cursor is not represented by a single character space, but
instead, by a long bar.
Pager Clock Crystal
This is a crystal used inside the pager to control the time-keeping function.
Sequential
This refers to programming more than one pager.
Toggle
This refers to scrolling through a list of selections.
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