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Windows® NT 4.0 Driver
Installation: EP-1000™
Technical Brief
Configuring the EP-1000
The Codonics® EP-1000™ Print Driver for Windows®
NT 4.0 allows users to print directly from Windows
applications to the EP-1000 printer over a network.
This document describes the procedure to install the
EP-1000 Print Driver on Windows NT.
The following instructions describe how to configure
the EP-1000 printer for proper operation with the
Windows NT 4.0 Operating System.
The installation of the EP-1000 Print Driver is unlike
most other print drivers, so be sure to follow the steps
in this document carefully. The installation steps are
summarized below:
1. Unzip the self-extracting archive file. This will
automatically create the special EP-1000 printer
port and allow you to set the printer’s IP address.
2. Add Printer Wizard will automatically launch. Add
the printer as a local printer on the special port,
3. Manually launch the network module
configuration tool to set the IP address at the
4. Select Parallel interface at the printer. (The network
interface module connects to the parallel port)
Release Notes
The currently released Windows driver requires the
Network Interface Module and does not work with a
direct connection to the Parallel or USB Ports.
The following items are required to complete this
installation procedure:
An EP-1000 printer with a loaded paper cassette
and a ribbon installed. A or A4 size paper can be
An Ethernet connection between the host PC and
the Network Interface Module on the EP-1000.
The EP-1000 Windows Print Drivers CD.
The host PC administrator password. Contact your
system administrator if help is needed.
1. Unpack the EP-1000. Unpack the EP-1000
according to the instructions shipped with the
printer. Remove all retaining clips, plastic wrap,
tape and foam.
Note: The EP-1000 power should be turned off
before connecting any cables or external devices to
the printer.
2. Connect the EP-1000 to the PC. Connect the EP1000 printer to a PC with Ethernet using the
Network Interface Module. The recommended PC
configuration is at least a 500MHz Pentium III class
processor, 256MB of memory and 10 MB of free
disk space.
3. Load media into the EP-1000. The EP-1000 imager
must have media loaded and the top cover closed
before sending any print jobs to the imager. Load
A-size or A4-size ChromaVista® paper into the
cassette as shown in the User’s Manual, and insert
the cassette into the printer. Be sure there is a
ribbon installed.
4. Power-on the printer. After the printer has been
connected to the PC and media has been loaded,
power-on the printer and connect the Network
Interface Module using the provided transformer.
Wait for the front panel indicators to show POWER
and MEDIA with steady green lights. This will take
about 10 seconds. If the printer is cold, the poweron time will be longer.
Windows Driver Installation
The Windows NT 4.0 Print Driver is distributed on a
CD-ROM as a single file named
EP1000_WinDriver.exe. This file will automatically
unzip the necessary driver files into a temporary
directory and start the Windows “Add Printer
Wizard.” The following instructions describe the print
driver installation procedure.
1. Login as Administrator. Adding a printer to
Windows NT 4.0 requires administrator privileges.
Login as administrator using the appropriate
2. Locate the file “EP1000_WinDriver.exe” on the
CD. The EP1000_WinDriver.exe file is provided on
the print driver CD-ROM. Insert the CD into the
CD-ROM drive of the PC and locate the file on the
5. Remove any old EP-1000 Print Driver
components. The installer will automatically
check for older EP-1000 print driver components
and delete them. A dialog box similar to one below
will be displayed. If any old components are found,
a prompt will ask the user if these components
should be removed. It is strongly recommended
that all old print driver components be removed by
typing: Y <Enter>. If no components are found, the
dialog box will not prompt for any response.
3. Run the program “EP1000_WinDriver.exe”. Start
EP1000_WinDriver.exe by double-clicking the file
name. The dialog box shown below will be
displayed. Click [ OK ] to continue with the
4. Make sure no print jobs are running. The Print
Driver cannot install if any other print jobs are
running. The following dialog box will appear to
remind the user. Make sure that all other printers
are inactive before proceeding. Click the [ Setup ]
button to continue. The installer will unzip the
driver files and copy them to the directory:
6. Set-up of network printer port. The installer will
open the window shown below. Type the IP
address of the printer in the Hostname or IP
address box. Check with your system
administrator for the proper IP address. This is the
same IP address that will be used later to configure
the network module. In the example below an IP
address of has been entered. Click [
OK ] to continue with the installation.
7. Automatic launch of the Add Printer Wizard. The
installer will automatically start the Windows
“Add Printer Wizard.” Click on “My Computer”
as shown below and then click [ Next> ].
8. Select the EPR1: port. The EPR1: port is
automatically created at the beginning of the
installation procedure. Scroll through the list of
ports under the section “Available ports:”.
9. Select “Have Disk” to specify print driver
location. The location of the print driver is
specified by clicking the button [ Have Disk… ].
Do not select from the list of Manufacturer’s and
Printers in the dialog box. Only use the [ Have
Disk…] button.
10. Enter the location of the print driver. Type the
directory name that contains of the print driver.
The driver location is: C:\CODONICS\driver\nt4.
Click [ OK ] after typing the directory as shown in
the dialog box below.
Select “EPR1: (Codonics EP-Series Port Monitor)”.
Click [ Next> ] to continue.
11. Select the printer model to install. Select the
“Codonics EP-1000” printer, then click [ Next>] to
12. Replace existing driver if prompted. The
following dialog box will appear only if the EP1000 print driver has been previously installed on
this PC. Select option “Replace existing driver” if
this dialog box appears. Click [ Next> ] to continue.
13. Enter the Printer Name and set as the default
printer. It is recommended to use the default
printer name “Codonics EP-1000”. Most users will
want to make this printer the default printer by
selecting “Yes”. Refer to the dialog box below. Click
[ Next> ] to continue.
14. Do not share this printer. It is recommended to use
the option “Not shared” as shown below. Click [
Next> ] to continue.
15. Select “No” to print a test page. Select “No” to the
option: Do you want to print a test page? as shown
in the dialog box below. The test print will be made
later after the printer network module is
configured. Click [ Finish] to complete the driver
3. Online help is available if needed. The setep1000.exe program has basic help to explain the
terminology and parameters needed to configure
the network address on the Network Interface
Module. Type “Y” < Enter > if help is needed. The
instructions in this document will explain the steps
needed to configure the module.
16. Driver Installation Complete. When the printer
driver has successfully installed, remaining
windows on the screen will clean-up and close.
4. Enter the Ethernet address of the Network
Interface Module. Each Network Interface module
has a unique Ethernet address assigned to it at the
factory. This address is printed on a label on the
back of the module. Enter the Ethernet address as
shown in the example below:
E/N: 00-40-17-XX-XX-XX
Network Module Configuration
It is important when configuring the Network Module
that the printer and computer are on the same network
subnet. This usually means that they share the same
network hub.
1. Open a DOS command prompt window. Open a
command prompt using the Windows “start”
button sequence:
start -> Run...
Type “cmd” in the box and click [ OK ]
2. Run the “set-ep1000.exe” command. Type the
following command in the Command Prompt
5. Enter the IP address to be assigned to the
Network Interface Module. Enter the IP address of
the printer. This must be the same IP address used
above for configuring the printer port. The prompt
will show the default address of the module. Check
with your system administrator for the proper
address. In the example below, the IP address has
Configure the Printer
1. Select Parallel Port at the Printer. Printing is done
over the network, but the network interface
module uses the parallel port of the EP-1000.
Therefore to print, the EP-1000 must be on-line and
the Parallel port must be selected.
Use the ONLINE button on the EP-1000 (see below)
to toggle between on-line and off-line. When offline, the selected port LED to the right will be
flashing. When on-line, it will be on continuously.
been set to
6. Enter the Subnet Mask and Gateway Address.
The Subnet Mask is required for the Network
Interface Module to operate properly. The Gateway
is optional and is used when the imager will be
accessed from a network location that is not on the
local subnet. Refer to the example below for how
this information is entered.
When off-line, use the INTERFACE button to select
the correct interface.
For Windows printing to an EP-1000, the parallel
interface must be selected and the printer must be
on-line. The upper interface LED must be lighted
continuously as shown above.
7. Confirm that the Network Interface Module was
set up properly. After all the network parameters
have been entered in the set-ep1000.exe program,
the Network Interface Module will be programmed
and the parameters will be re-read from the
module to confirm the module was programmed
properly. Type “exit” to close the Command
Prompt window.
2. Create a Test Print. The best way to test the
operation of the EP-1000 is to print from an
application program running on the Windows NT
4.0 system. Alternatively, a Windows test print can
be sent by the following method:
Click start ->Control Panel.
Double-Click on “Printers.”
Right click on “Codonics EP-1000” icon.
Left click on the “Properties” option.
From the “Codonics EP-1000 Properties” window,
select the “General” tab along the top of the window
and click on the “Test Print” button.
3. Confirmation of Test Print. The print driver will
process and send the test print to the printer within
1 minute. The front panel lights on the printer will
flash while the data is being received. If a problem
occurs during the test print, a dialog box will
appear describing the problem. The most common
problem is the Network Interface Module or the
network settings of the EPR1: Port are not correct.
Click [ OK ] regardless of whether the test print
completes. If the print does not complete, check the
network parameters of the Network Interface
Module and the EPR1: port.
Technical Support
For questions or problems with this print driver,
please contact Codonics Technical Support department.
8:30AM - 5:30PM EST, Monday-Friday (U.S. Holidays
Phone: 440-243-1198
Toll Free: 800-444-1198
4. Installation Complete. The EP-1000 Medical
Imager is now ready for use.
Deleting the Printer
If the EP-1000 printer is removed or is no longer
needed on the host Windows system, it can be deleted
from the Printers Folder as follows. This procedure
works regardless of how the printer was installed.
1. Click Start -> Settings -> Printers to open the
printers folder.
2. Click on the “Codonics EP-1000” printer icon and
then press the < Delete > key.
3. If more than one instance of the EP-1000 was
installed, delete each printer in the same manner.
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