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Table of Contents
Table of Contents .............................................................................................. 4
1
Abbreviations and definitions ................................................................... 5
2
Installation ................................................................................................... 6
2.1
2.2
2.3
3
Configuration ............................................................................................ 10
3.1
3.2
4
Transfer a package to a printer or PSim .......................................... 11
Troubleshooting ....................................................................................... 12
5.1
5.2
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Language .......................................................................................... 10
Printer ............................................................................................... 10
Using AEP Downloader ........................................................................... 11
4.1
5
Software requirements ....................................................................... 6
Installing the software ......................................................................... 7
Installing the printer USB driver .......................................................... 9
Installation ......................................................................................... 12
Communication ................................................................................. 12
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Abbreviations and
definitions
AEP
Lua
PSim
1
Application Enabled Printer
Script language. More information can be found at www.lua.org
A PC tool that emulates the TH2 Printer
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Installation
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Do not connect your printer before the software has been installed.
2.1 Software requirements
AEP Downloader is supported on the following operating systems:
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Microsoft Windows XP - SP2 or above (32- and 64-bit)
Windows Vista (32- and 64-bit)
Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit)
Other software requirements:
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.NET Framework v2.0 (included in the installer)
Windows Installer 3.1 (included in the installer)
Administrator privileges are required for the software to be installed correctly.
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2.2 Installing the software
To install the AEP Downloader software, please follow the steps below:
1. Execute the setup.exe to launch the installer.
NOTE: You need administrator privileges to run the installer.
2. This software requires .NET Framework v2.0 and Windows Installer 3.1.
If necessary, you will automatically be prompted to install these components first.
If you are running a 64-bit operating system you will need to manually download
and install the .NET Framework 2.0 (x64) and then run setup.exe again.
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 (x64) is available for download at:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b44a0000-acf8-4fa1-affb40e78d788b00&displaylang=en
3. Follow the steps as listed below:
Step 1
Click next to begin installing the application
Step 2
Read the license agreement. Select “I Agree”
to accept and click Next.
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Step 3
To install the application in the default location
(recommended), click Next.
Step 4
Start the installation by clicking Next.
Step 5
Wait for the installation to be completed, this
may take a few minutes.
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Step 7
The installation is now completed. Click
Close to exit.
4. The software is now ready to be used. A shortcut is available on the Windows start
menu under the SATO folder.
2.3 Installing the printer USB driver
After the software installation has finished, plug in the TH2 to a free USB port and wait for
Windows to install the device driver.
For more information about troubleshooting and errors, see chapter 5 Troubleshooting.
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Configuration
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To configure AEP Downloader, open the configuration tool from the Windows start menu
under SATO\AEP Downloader.
3.1 Language
Select the preferred language from the language drop down list.
3.2 Printer
If the printer is connected via USB it will automatically appear in the USB printer drop-down list,
If it is network connected, select “Network printer”. The tool will automatically search the
network for AEP printers.
If more than one printer is found, use the MAC address (found on the back of the printer) to
identify the correct one. To set up the IP address manually, enter the correct IP address in the
IP address textbox.
If more than one network interface is available, make sure that the correct one is selected from
the drop-down list.
If no printer is found, please refer to chapter 5 Troubleshooting for a list of common errors.
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Using AEP
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4.1 Transfer a package to a printer or PSim
To transfer a package file either double click the package file to automatically launch AEP
Downloader (requires that the .pkg file extension is associated with the application) or run AEP
Downloader from the Windows start menu and it will prompt you to select a package file.
If PSim is running you will be prompted to select the target for the package file.
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Troubleshooting
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5.1 Installation
I get an error message when I run setup.exe, saying “Unable to satisfy all prerequisites
for AEP Downloader. Setup cannot continue until all system components have been
successfully installed.”
This message may be displayed if you are running a 64-bit operating system and .NET
Framework 2.0 is not previously installed.
Solution:
Manually download and install the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 (x64) from the link below, then
try installing the AEP Downloader again.
Link:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b44a0000-acf8-4fa1-affb40e78d788b00&displaylang=en
5.2 Communication
“Could not find a printer. Make sure that a printer is connected and powered on” is
displayed when trying to transfer a package file.
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Make sure that the printer is connected and powered on, then click “Retry”
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If no printer connection has been configured, please run the connection wizard as
described in chapter Error! Reference source not found. to select a printer
No printer is found when running the “Find network printer” dialog (LAN/WLAN)
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Make sure that the printer is connected and powered on
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Your computer and printer must be on the same subnet, otherwise it will not be
automatically found
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If you know the IP address of the printer you can manually enter it, see Error!
Reference source not found. for more details
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No printer is shown in the printer drop-down list (USB)
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Make sure that the printer is connected and powered on
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Check that the driver is correctly installed: open the Device Manager:
1. Open the Device Manager
Windows XP:
Go to the Start menu -> Run… and type “devmgmt.msc” and click OK
Windows Vista / Windows 7:
Open the Start menu and type “devmgmt.msc” and hit return
2. Expand the “Ports (COM & LPT)” group and verify that “TH2 USB Serial” or “SATO
TH2” is found
3. If it is displayed with a yellow icon with an exclamation mark, please see the issue
below this
4. If you do not find the TH2, check under “Other devices” and look for “SATO TH2”, then
follow the steps described below
The TH2 device is not found under “Ports (COM & LPT)” / The TH2 device is found under
“Other devices” in the Device Manager
This may occur if the driver installation is interrupted or if the TH2 was plugged in before the
installation. To re-install the driver, follow these steps:
Right click the TH2 device
In the context menu, click “Update driver” (“Update Driver Software…” in Windows Vista /
Windows 7)
This will launch the driver installation wizard. If manual installation is required, the driver is
located in the “USB Driver” folder that can be found in the application directory (default is
“C:\Program Files\SATO\SATO AEP Downloader\”)
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The printer is shown in the drop-down list, but a communication error occurs when I
click “Transfer to printer” (USB)
Try changing the COM port number by following the steps below.
1. Open the Device Manager
Windows XP:
Go to the Start menu -> Run… and type “devmgmt.msc” and click OK
Windows Vista / Windows 7:
Open the Start menu and type “devmgmt.msc” and hit return
2. Expand the “Ports (COM & LPT)” group and locate the printer “TH2 USB Serial” or
“SATO TH2”.
3. Right click and select “Properties”.
4. Go to the “Port Settings” tab and click “Advanced”
5. Change the “COM Port Number” to a higher number, COM30 for example.
6. Click OK and restart the computer.
7. Run AEP Downloader and try transferring the file again.
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