Synapse™ “Smart Cable” - Compulink Customer Support

Synapse™ “Smart Cable”
for PC Wedge
Interface Guide
70-12805-02
Revision B
January 1997
For the following Model Configurations:
STI80-01XX
STI80-02XX
STI80-03XX
70-12805-02 Revision B
January 1997
FCC Information
This equipment complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
Canadian Information
This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing
Equipment Regulations. Cet appareil numérique
de la classe A respecte toutes les exigences du
Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
PC Wedge
Introduction
The Synapse™ “Smart Cable” family provides
connection to many host systems by simply
changing the Synapse cable, so your scanner can
interface to virtually any host.
The Synapse cable you’ve purchased may connect to several PC wedge terminals, and allows
your scanner to easily transfer between terminals.
Programming
There are two types of parameters used to program your system: scanner parameters, contained in your scanner programming guide, and
interface (Synapse) parameters, provided in this
guide. Both types of parameters are stored in the
scanner.
The default for each Synapse parameter is identified under the default bar code. If you’re using
the default settings, no bar codes need to be
scanned to set up Synapse. (If you’re using the
LS 9100 scanner, the ENABLE LS 9100 COMMUNICATION bar code on page 5 must be
scanned.) The programming bar codes in this
guide can not be used to program other Synapse
interface cables (cables that are not an STI8001XX/02XX/03XX).
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Power Supply
Listed below are the terminals supported by
your PC Wedge Synapse cable. Because system
configurations vary, certain hosts may not provide enough power for the system to operate.
These systems will require a power supply. If
your host is listed in the first column below, contact your Symbol representative to see if a power
supply is needed for your system.
May Require
Power Supply
Will Require
Power Supply
IBM PC/AT and compatibles
IBM PS/2-50, 55SX, 60, 70, 80
IBM PC/XT and compatibles
IBM PS/2-30
NCR 7052
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Setup
Setting up Synapse is easy:
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2.
First, power down your host.
Plug your Synapse module into the scanning
cable with the “S”-shaped graphics aligned.
To scanner
To host
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
If you need to disconnect the cable from your
Synapse module, squeeze the cable at the
“S” and pull it from the module.
Connect the scanning cable to the scanner.
Disconnect the keyboard cable from the host,
and plug that end of the cable into the Synapse mate connector.
Plug the other Synapse connector to the host,
where your keyboard cable was initially connected.
If a power supply is required, plug the power supply in the Synapse power jack, and the
other end into an AC outlet.
Power up your host.
If you are using an LS 9100 scanner, scan the
ENABLE LS 9100 COMMUNICATION bar
code on page 5.
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9.
If you are using a host other than the default,
scan a host bar code from Host Selection on
page 6.
10. If you are not using a North American keyboard, scan the appropriate country bar code
from Country Selection on page 8.
11. If you’d like to disable Ignore Unknown
Characters, see Ignore Unknown Characters on
page 11.
12. To change the Intercharacter Delay, see Intercharacter Delay on page 12.
13. To disable Fast Transmit, see Fast Transmit on
page 14.
See Set Synapse Defaults on page 5 to reset defaults. For advanced parameter and default features, see Advanced Features on page 15.
If you’re having any problems with your system,
see What If... on page 24.
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Set Synapse Defaults
Scan the bar code below to set defaults for the parameters in this guide. See Set Synapse Defaults
(Advanced) on page 17 for advanced Synapse Default options.
SET SYNAPSE PC WEDGE DEFAULTS
Enable LS 9100 Communication
If you’re using an LS 9100, scan the bar code below to communicate with Synapse. You’ll hear a
warble beep. If, after using Synapse, a non-Synapse interface is enabled in your LS 9100 scanner,
this bar code will need to be scanned again to reenable the Synapse interface.
ENABLE LS 9100 COMMUNICATION
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Host Selection
IBM PC/AT
IBM PS/2-50, 55SX, 60, 70, 80
(DEFAULT)
IBM PC/XT
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IBM PS/2-30
NCR 7052
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Country Selection
NORTH AMERICAN
(DEFAULT)
GERMAN
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FRENCH
FRENCH INTERNATIONAL
SPANISH
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ITALIAN
SWEDISH
BRITISH
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Ignore Unknown Characters
Unknown characters are characters the host does
not recognize. When Send Bar Codes With Unknown Characters is selected, all bar code data is
sent except for unknown characters, and no error
beeps are sounded. When Do Not Send Bar
Codes With Unknown Characters is selected, no
bar code data containing at least one unknown
character is sent to the host.
Scan the appropriate bar code to enable or disable this parameter. The default is Send Bar
Codes With Unknown Characters.
SEND BAR CODES WITH UNKNOWN
CHARACTERS (DEFAULT)
DO NOT SEND
BAR CODES WITH UNKNOWN CHARACTERS
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Intercharacter Delay
Selecting an intercharacter delay gives the host
system time to service its receiver and perform
other tasks between characters. The default is
Short Delay, so if this is your preference, you
don’t need to scan this bar code unless you’ve
previously selected another option.
SHORT (5 MS) DELAY
(DEFAULT)
For systems that can handle faster character
transmission, the NO DELAY bar code below
can be scanned.
NO (1 MS) DELAY
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MEDIUM (50 MS) DELAY
LONG (99 MS) DELAY
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Fast Transmit
Older systems may require a slower transmission method. If your system still needs additional time to process keyboard data after setting an
Intercharacter Delay, scan DISABLE FAST
TRANSMIT.
ENABLE FAST TRANSMIT
(DEFAULT)
DISABLE FAST TRANSMIT
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Advanced Features
Select Parameter Set
This option allows you to store different parameter settings for each place the scanner is used, as
well as to select a parameter set once it is programmed.
Programming Parameter Sets
To program the parameter set where the scanner
is connected to a host, scan a Select Parameter Set
bar code, then scan the parameter options in this
guide needed for this set. Note: Because Parameter Set 1 is the default, you don’t need to scan
this bar code - the first group of parameters you
select will automatically be designated Parameter Set 1.
Enabling a Parameter Set
To enable the set you’ll be using after it’s programmed, scan that Select Parameter Set bar
code.
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SELECT PARAMETER SET 1
(DEFAULT)
SELECT PARAMETER SET 2
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Set Synapse Defaults (Advanced)
Scan the following bar code to set defaults for the
current parameter set.
SET SYNAPSE PC WEDGE DEFAULTS:
CURRENT PARAMETER SET
Scan the bar code below to set defaults for all
Synapse cables.
SET SYNAPSE DEFAULTS:
ALL CABLES AND PARAMETER SETS
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Keyboard Maps
The keyboard maps on the following pages are
provided for prefix/suffix keystroke parameters,
and are used only with scanners that support
data formatting. To program the prefix/suffix
values, refer to your scanner’s Programming
Guide.
Note: If you are programming an LS 1000 scanner, please refer to the LS 1000 Product Reference
Guide for keyboard values.
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5001 5002
5003 5004
7008
7014
7009
7012
7003
7004
7006
7013
5005 5006
5007 5008
5009 5010
7011
IBM PC/XT
7002
5001 5002
5003 5004
7008
7009
7014
7012
7003
7013
5005 5006
5007 5008
7004
5009 5010
7011
IBM PC/AT
7002
7014
5001
5002
5003
5004
5005
5006
5007
5008
5009
5010
5011
5012
7008
7009
7013
IBM PS/2
7011
7012
7003
7002
7004
7005
1045
5001
5002
5003
5004
5014 5015
5005 5006
1043 5016
5007 5008
5017
5018
7013
5019
5009 5010
5011
017
1048
5012
1046
(1048 IF DOUBLE KEY)
NCR 7052 32-Key
5013
(7013 IF DOUBLE KEY)
1065 1066
1067
1068
1069 1070 1071
1072 1073
1074
1075
1076 1077 1078
1079 1080
1081
1082
1083 1084 1085
5001 5002
5011
1045
5013 1086
5003 5004
5014 5015 1087
5005 5006
043 5016 1088
1043
5007 5008
5017
5009 5010
1048
017
5012
1046
(1048 IF DOUBLE KEY)
NCR 7052 58-Key
5018 1089
7013 5019 1090
(1043 IF DOUBLE KEY)
SynapseTM “Smart Cable” Guide
What If...
What If...
Then...
Synapse
parameters are
not working?
Make sure you’re using the
correct Interface Guide.
Make sure you’ve selected the
correct parameter set.
If you scanned a Set Defaults
bar code from your scanner
manual, re-enter your
Synapse parameters.
No data
transmits,
or
Incorrect data
transmits, or you
hear a
lo/lo/lo/lo
beep?
If you’re using an LS 9100,
scan ENABLE LS 9100 COMMUNICATION bar code on
page 5.
Check cable connection to
scanner and host.
Make sure the correct terminal
type and country code parameters are set for the currently
attached scanner.
Scanner displays erratic
behavior (laser
doesn’t come
on, scanner
emits frequent
beeps)?
Attach a power supply.
Check with scanner’s Product
Reference Guide to make sure
scanner can communicate with
Synapse.
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What If...
Lo/hi/lo/hi
beep sequence
sounds?
Then...
Parameter storage space in the
scanner is full. Scan a Set
Synapse Defaults bar code
from page 5 or page 17 for
cables no longer in use.
See the next page if you’re still having trouble.
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