Ultra Start 43xx User`s manual

Ultra Start 43xx User`s manual
6287 ULTRA
™
Printer Interface Controller
POWER
CU
SIGNAL
ALT
HOST
PRINTER
READY
HOLD
PRINT
DATA
OUT
RESET
6287
ULTRA™
SCS
CHECK
TEST
KEY
DOWN
PA1
PA2
LINE
FEED
HOLD
PRINT
TEST
CANCEL
FORM
FEED
ENABLE
PRINT
User’s Manual
AGILE
875 Alfred Nobel Drive
Hercules, CA 94547-1899
TEL (510) 724-1600 • TEL (800) 538-1634 • FAX (510) 724-9624
Customer Support: FAX (510) 724-2222 • E-MAIL [email protected]
6287 ULTRA User’s Manual
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Copyright Information
© 1995 AGILE
All rights reserved. Copyright protection includes all forms and matters of
copyrightable material and information now allowed by statutory or
judicial law or hereinafter granted.
AGILE is a registered trademark of AGILE. 6287 ULTRA and all other
AGILE products mentioned in this publication are trademarks of AGILE.
IBM and all IBM products mentioned in this publication are registered
trademarks of International Business Machines, Inc.
Xerox, 2700, 3700, 4010, 4011, 4030, 4045, 4197, 4213, 4220, 4235,
4700 and all other Xerox products mentioned in this publication are
trademarks of Xerox Corporation.
Hewlett-Packard, LaserJet II, IID, IIID, IIISi, 4, 4Si and all other HP
products mentioned in this publication are trademarks of the HewlettPackard Company.
All other trademarks appearing in this publication are owned by their
respective companies.
Release Notes
This document was printed in December 1995 and describes the AGILE
6287 ULTRA firmware version 46.00 and later.
Printed in the United States of America.
Fill in for future reference:
6287 ULTRA Purchase Date:
_______________________
6287 ULTRA Serial Number:
_______________________
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About AGILE
In 1978 “IBM” and the word “compatible” were rarely found together, but
IBM’s mainframe customers wanted a less expensive, more flexible
printing solution than IBM offered them. They wanted value, performance
and features that only ASCII printers could provide. They wanted freedom
of choice.
This market need prompted Robert Torrey, then Director of Engineering
for AGILE, to develop a bridge between popular ASCII printers and the
IBM 3270 coax protocol that was a barrier to using ASCII printers in an
IBM environment. Robert Torrey is now president of AGILE, and his
coax protocol converter was so successful that more than 40 companies
tried to copy it.
The industry has undergone enormous changes, and so has AGILE. As the
age of the mainframe fades, AGILE’s 6287 ULTRA coax printer interface
is still known industry wide as the finest available. The recognized leader
in IBM and PCM mainframe and midrange connectivity, AGILE
continually seeks new ways to offer its customers options that broaden
their choices and provide solutions to their printing problems.
Over 50,000 AGILE interfaces have been installed worldwide. By
working closely with industry leaders including Xerox, Lexmark, HewlettPackard and Novell, AGILE makes certain that its products will continue
to provide full compatibility, remain attractively priced and stay on the
leading edge of market developments.
AGILE’s staff of experienced hardware, software and technical support
engineers ensure that we will remain in the forefront of technology
without sacrificing reliability. The custom solution is one of our strengths,
and we have a variety of platforms from which to fulfill the special needs
of our customers. If we cannot provide the connectivity you require, we
will gladly refer you to one of our strategic business partners who can.
If you read what AGILE’s customers have to say, you will see words like
“the performance was flawless” and “the best support we have seen.” You
see, customer satisfaction is the only true measure of our success. We
understand that to keep pace with the rapidly changing environment, we
must do more than simply provide products. That is why we remain
uncompromising about some very important things: Quality, Performance,
Value and Service.
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Also From AGILE
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EBCDIC printers and plotters to be attached to a 3270-type controller. Its
alternate host feature allows the mainframe host and a PC to share the
same printer without an A/B switch.
6287 ALLY ™
A high-speed protocol converter that enables serial and parallel ASCII and
EBCDIC printers and plotters to be attached to a 3270-type controller.
3270 KLONE ™
A PC expansion card that enables an IBM PC/AT/XT, PS/2 or compatible
computer to emulate a mainframe terminal. Its features include powerful
file transfer utilities for sharing PC and mainframe data, plus mainframe
printer emulation, allowing mainframe data to be printed on a PC printer.
5250 OPTIMA™
An intelligent protocol converter that enables serial and parallel ASCII
and EBCDIC printers to be attached to a System/3X or AS/400 midrange
computer. Up to three twinax addresses are supported. Its alternate host
feature allows the midrange host and PC to share the same printer without
an A/B switch.
5250 ALLY™
An intelligent protocol converter that enables an industry-standard parallel
ASCII or EBCDIC printer to be attached to a System/3X or AS/400
midrange computer. Its alternate host feature allows the midrange host and
a PC to share the printer without an A/B switch.
Printer Monitor™
A small device that enables the user to capture print data streams for
troubleshooting analysis. Attaches to a parallel port of a PC used to
capture data that otherwise would have been sent to the printer.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PREFACE
About This Manual .................................................................................. xvii
AGILE Product Warranty....................................................................... xviii
Standard Warranty........................................................................... xviii
Optional Warranties and Services ..................................................... xix
Extended Warranty .................................................................... xix
Express Exchange Service ......................................................... xix
Medallion Support Program ....................................................... xix
Software Upgrades ................................................................................... xix
FCC Statement ............................................................................................xx
Warnings................................................................................................... xxi
Cables ................................................................................................ xxi
Shock ................................................................................................. xxi
Notes ......................................................................................................... xxi
Standard Factory Setup ..................................................................... xxi
Serial Port Setup ................................................................................ xxi
IBM Host Considerations ................................................................. xxii
Printer/Controller Configuration ...................................................... xxii
INTRODUCTION
General Information ................................................................................. 1-1
Supported Printer Interfaces and Character Sets ............................... 1-1
IBM Port ............................................................................................ 1-1
Alternate Host Feature ...................................................................... 1-1
6287 ULTRA Features and Specifications ............................................... 1-2
Input/Output Ports ............................................................................. 1-2
Host Interface .................................................................................... 1-2
Printer/Plotter Output Interfacing...................................................... 1-2
Alternate Host Input Interfacing ....................................................... 1-2
Printer Sharing................................................................................... 1-2
IBM Specifications ............................................................................ 1-2
Host Systems Supported.................................................................... 1-2
Printer Emulations ............................................................................. 1-2
Printers Supported ............................................................................. 1-2
Plotters Supported ............................................................................. 1-2
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Throughput ........................................................................................ 1-3
Upgradeability ................................................................................... 1-3
Programmability ................................................................................ 1-3
User Programmable Function Strings ............................................... 1-3
Transparency ..................................................................................... 1-3
Translation ......................................................................................... 1-3
Character Sets .................................................................................... 1-3
Custom Application Support ............................................................. 1-3
Power ................................................................................................. 1-3
Size/Weight ....................................................................................... 1-3
Product Support ................................................................................. 1-3
6287 ULTRA Front Panel ........................................................................ 1-4
Status Indicator Lights .............................................................................. 1-4
Power ................................................................................................. 1-4
CU Signal .......................................................................................... 1-4
Alt Host ............................................................................................. 1-4
Printer Ready ..................................................................................... 1-5
Hold Print .......................................................................................... 1-5
Data Out ............................................................................................ 1-5
SCS .................................................................................................... 1-5
Check ................................................................................................. 1-5
Test .................................................................................................... 1-5
Key Down ......................................................................................... 1-5
Operator Function Buttons ....................................................................... 1-6
Reset .................................................................................................. 1-6
PA1 and PA2 ..................................................................................... 1-6
Line Feed ........................................................................................... 1-6
Hold Print .......................................................................................... 1-7
Test .................................................................................................... 1-7
Cancel ................................................................................................ 1-7
Form Feed ......................................................................................... 1-7
Enable Print ....................................................................................... 1-7
INSTALLATION
General Information ................................................................................. 2-1
Before Beginning ..................................................................................... 2-1
Selecting a Location ................................................................................. 2-1
Space Requirements .......................................................................... 2-1
Electrical Requirements .................................................................... 2-2
OPerating Environment ..................................................................... 2-2
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Unpacking ................................................................................................ 2-2
Package Contents .............................................................................. 2-2
Connections .............................................................................................. 2-3
AGILE 6287 ULTRA Cable Chart ................................................... 2-3
6287 ULTRA Rear Panel ......................................................................... 2-4
6287 ULTRA Connection to Mainframe .......................................... 2-5
6287 ULTRA Connection to Printer/Plotter ..................................... 2-6
6287 ULTRA Connection to Optional Alternate Host(s) ................. 2-7
6287 ULTRA Connection to AC Outlet ........................................... 2-8
Sample Installation Diagrams................................................................... 2-9
6287 ULTRA Basic Setup................................................................. 2-9
6287 ULTRA Optional Setup #1 .................................................... 2-10
6287 ULTRA Optional Setup #2 .................................................... 2-11
6287 ULTRA Optional Setup #3 .................................................... 2-12
6287 ULTRA Power Up ......................................................................... 2-13
DIP SWITCH SETTINGS
General Information ................................................................................. 3-1
Common Printer Interface Settings ................................................... 3-1
Switch Bank A Settings ............................................................................ 3-2
General Information .......................................................................... 3-2
A1 — Printer Interfacing................................................................... 3-2
A2 — Printer Test ............................................................................. 3-2
A3 and A4 — Serial Printer Parity.................................................... 3-3
A5, A6 and A7 — Serial Printer Baud Rate ..................................... 3-3
A8 — Auto Buffer Report ................................................................. 3-4
Switch Bank B Settings ............................................................................ 3-4
General Information .......................................................................... 3-4
B1 and B2 — Serial Alternate Host Parity........................................ 3-4
B3, B4 and B5 — Serial Alternate Host Baud Rate .......................... 3-5
B6, B7 and B8 — Configuration/Reports ......................................... 3-5
Switch Bank Tables .................................................................................. 3-6
Switch Bank A — Printer Interfacing/Tests ..................................... 3-6
Switch Bank B — Serial Alt Host Interfacing/Config/Reports ........ 3-6
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TROUBLESHOOTING
General Information ................................................................................. 4-1
Connection Tests ...................................................................................... 4-1
Printer Test ........................................................................................ 4-1
General Configuration Report ........................................................... 4-2
Coax Host Verification...................................................................... 4-2
Auto Buffer Report............................................................................ 4-3
Translate Table Report ...................................................................... 4-3
Alternate Host Verification ............................................................... 4-4
Alternate Host Buffer Dump ............................................................. 4-4
Contacting AGILE Technical Support ..................................................... 4-5
Firmware Replacement Instructions ......................................................... 4-6
The AGILE Bulletin Board System ......................................................... 4-7
CONFIGURATION OPTIONS
General Information ................................................................................. 5-1
Configuration Option Descriptions .......................................................... 5-2
1 — Column Width ........................................................................... 5-2
2 — Lines Per Page ........................................................................... 5-2
3 — Line Spacing .............................................................................. 5-3
4 — Local Copy Null Line Suppression ........................................... 5-3
5 — Xerox 36 Hex Transparency ..................................................... 5-3
6 — Form Feed Before Local Copy .................................................. 5-3
7 — Form Feed After Local Copy .................................................... 5-3
8 — New Line Order ......................................................................... 5-3
9 — PA Key Usage ........................................................................... 5-4
10 — Output in ASCII or EBCDIC .................................................. 5-4
11 — APL Output ............................................................................. 5-4
12 — Reserved .................................................................................. 5-4
13 — Suppress Spaces Before Pseudo Transparent Packets ............ 5-5
14 — Suppress Carriage Control Characters .................................... 5-5
15 — Bold Print Emulations ............................................................. 5-5
16 — Suppress Leading Spaces ........................................................ 5-5
17 — Reserved .................................................................................. 5-6
18 — Reserved .................................................................................. 5-6
19 — Reserved .................................................................................. 5-6
20 — Physical Buffer Size ................................................................ 5-6
21 — Logical Buffer Size ................................................................. 5-6
22 — Reserved .................................................................................. 5-6
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23 — Reserved .................................................................................. 5-6
24 — Reserved .................................................................................. 5-6
25 — Centronics or Dataproducts Parallel ........................................ 5-7
26 — Intervention Required.............................................................. 5-7
27 — Intervention Required Delay ................................................... 5-7
28 — Reserved .................................................................................. 5-7
29 — Reserved .................................................................................. 5-8
30 — Pseudo Transparency Mode (PTM) Selection ........................ 5-8
31 — Discard PTM Terminating Delimiter ...................................... 5-8
32 — DSC Trigger 1 ......................................................................... 5-8
33 — DSC Trigger 2 ......................................................................... 5-8
34 — SCS Trigger 1 .......................................................................... 5-9
35 — SCS Trigger 2 .......................................................................... 5-9
36 — Reserved .................................................................................. 5-9
37 — Reserved .................................................................................. 5-9
38 — Reserved .................................................................................. 5-9
39 — Non-Transparency Trigger 1 Output....................................... 5-9
40 — Alternate Host Lockout Duration .......................................... 5-10
41 — Serial Alternate Host CTS Enabled ....................................... 5-10
42 — Reserved ................................................................................ 5-10
43 — Reserved ................................................................................ 5-10
44 — Reserved ................................................................................ 5-10
45 — Reserved ................................................................................ 5-10
46 — Reserved ................................................................................ 5-10
47 — Reserved ................................................................................ 5-10
48 — Continuous Bell Ringing ....................................................... 5-11
49 — Eliminate DSC C0 05 Header ............................................... 5-11
50 — Alternate Host Enable/Disable .............................................. 5-11
51 — DSC EM Generates CR/LF in Infinite Line Length ............. 5-11
52 — SCS EM Always Generates CR/LF ....................................... 5-12
53 — IBM 35 Hex Transparency .................................................... 5-12
54 — Power-On Reset (POR) After 60 Seconds ............................ 5-12
55 — MD-Laser Support ................................................................ 5-13
56 — Reserved ................................................................................ 5-13
57 — DSC NL at EM Even if in Column 1 .................................... 5-13
58 — Metacode Support ................................................................. 5-13
59 — Laserpage Support ................................................................. 5-14
60 — Xerox Graphic Window Support .......................................... 5-14
61 — Reserved ................................................................................ 5-14
62 — Allow EBCDIC Font Downloading ...................................... 5-14
6287 ULTRA Configuration Options Table .......................................... 5-15
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Functional Grouping of 6287 ULTRA Options ..................................... 5-17
Printer Output .................................................................................. 5-17
Page Formatting .............................................................................. 5-17
SCS Options .................................................................................... 5-17
DSC Options ................................................................................... 5-18
Local Copy Page Formatting .......................................................... 5-18
Host Parameters............................................................................... 5-18
Transparency Modes ....................................................................... 5-18
Custom Configuration ..................................................................... 5-19
Alternate Host Setup ....................................................................... 5-19
PROGRAMMABLE FUNCTION STRINGS
General Information ................................................................................. 6-1
PFS Table ................................................................................................. 6-2
Accessing PFSs from the Host ................................................................. 6-3
Multiple Function Strings ......................................................................... 6-3
PFS Descriptions ...................................................................................... 6-4
0 — Power-On Sequence .................................................................. 6-4
1 — 6 LPI or User-defined................................................................ 6-4
2 — 8 LPI or User-defined................................................................ 6-4
3 — DisplayWrite 370 Overstriking On or User-defined ................. 6-4
4 — DisplayWrite 370 Overstriking Off or User-defined ................ 6-5
5 — DisplayWrite 370 Underlining On or User-defined .................. 6-5
6 — DisplayWrite 370 Underlining Off or User-defined ................. 6-5
7 — PA1 Key (User-defined) ........................................................... 6-5
8 — PA2 Key (User-defined) ........................................................... 6-6
9 — DisplayWrite 370 Bolding On or User-defined ........................ 6-6
A — DisplayWrite 370 Bolding On or User-defined ....................... 6-6
B — Coax Host PFS .......................................................................... 6-6
C — Alternate Host PFS ................................................................... 6-7
D — Custom Banner ......................................................................... 6-7
E — Begin Bracket ........................................................................... 6-7
F — System Status Available (SSA) ................................................. 6-7
G — Tray 1 or User-defined ............................................................. 6-7
H — Tray 2 or User-defined ............................................................. 6-8
I — Tray 3 or User-defined ............................................................... 6-8
J — Manual Feed or User-defined .................................................... 6-8
K — Envelope Tray or User-defined ................................................ 6-8
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TRANSLATE TABLES
General Information ................................................................................. 7-1
Translate Table Selection ......................................................................... 7-2
Reading Translate Tables ......................................................................... 7-3
General Considerations and Notes ........................................................... 7-3
Functions .................................................................................................. 7-4
Translate Table Charts .............................................................................. 7-5
Table 1 — DSC to ASCII.................................................................. 7-5
Table 2 — SCS to ASCII .................................................................. 7-7
Table 3 — ASCII to ASCII ............................................................... 7-9
Table 4 — DSC to EBCDIC ........................................................... 7-11
Table 5 — SCS to EBCDIC ............................................................ 7-13
Table 6 — ASCII to EBCDIC ......................................................... 7-15
Table 7 — DSC to ASCII APL ....................................................... 7-17
FRONT PANEL CONFIGURATION
General Information ................................................................................. 8-1
Front Panel Key Sequences ...................................................................... 8-2
Reset All Configuration Options to Defaults .................................... 8-2
1 — Column Width ........................................................................... 8-2
2 — Lines Per Page ........................................................................... 8-3
3 — Line Spacing .............................................................................. 8-3
4 — Local Copy Null Line Suppression ........................................... 8-3
5 — Xerox 36 Hex Transparency ..................................................... 8-4
6 — Form Feed Before Local Copy .................................................. 8-4
7 — Form Feed After Local Copy .................................................... 8-5
8 — New Line Order ......................................................................... 8-5
9 — PA Key Usage ........................................................................... 8-5
10 — Output in ASCII or EBCDIC .................................................. 8-6
11 — APL Output ............................................................................. 8-6
12 — Reserved .................................................................................. 8-6
13 — Suppress Spaces Before Pseudo Transparent Packets ............ 8-7
14 — Suppress Carriage Control Characters .................................... 8-7
15 — Bold Print Emulations ............................................................. 8-8
16 — Suppress Leading Spaces ........................................................ 8-8
17 — Reserved .................................................................................. 8-8
18 — Reserved .................................................................................. 8-8
19 — Reserved .................................................................................. 8-8
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20 — Physical Buffer Size ................................................................ 8-9
21 — Logical Buffer Size ............................................................... 8-10
22 — Reserved ................................................................................ 8-10
23 — Reserved ................................................................................ 8-10
24 — Reserved ................................................................................ 8-10
25 — Centronics or Dataproducts Parallel ...................................... 8-11
26 — Intervention Required............................................................ 8-11
27 — Intervention Required Delay ................................................. 8-12
28 — Reserved ................................................................................ 8-12
29 — Reserved ................................................................................ 8-12
30 — Pseudo Transparency Mode (PTM) Selection ...................... 8-12
31 — Discard PTM Terminating Delimiter .................................... 8-13
32 — DSC Trigger 1 ....................................................................... 8-13
33 — DSC Trigger 2 ....................................................................... 8-13
34 — SCS Trigger 1 ........................................................................ 8-13
35 — SCS Trigger 2 ........................................................................ 8-13
36 — Reserved ................................................................................ 8-13
37 — Reserved ................................................................................ 8-13
38 — Reserved ................................................................................ 8-14
39 — Non-Transparency Trigger 1 Output..................................... 8-14
40 — Alternate Host Lockout Duration .......................................... 8-14
41 — Serial Alternate Host CTS Enabled ....................................... 8-14
42 — Reserved ................................................................................ 8-15
43 — Reserved ................................................................................ 8-15
44 — Reserved ................................................................................ 8-15
45 — Reserved ................................................................................ 8-15
46 — Reserved ................................................................................ 8-15
47 — Reserved ................................................................................ 8-15
48 — Continuous Bell Ringing ....................................................... 8-16
49 — Eliminate DSC C0 05 Header ............................................... 8-16
50 — Alternate Host Enable/Disable .............................................. 8-17
51 — DSC EM Generates CR/LF in Infinite Line Length ............. 8-17
52 — SCS EM Always Generates CR/LF ....................................... 8-18
53 — IBM 35 Hex Transparency .................................................... 8-18
54 — Power-On Reset (POR) After 60 Seconds ............................ 8-18
55 — MD-Laser Support ................................................................ 8-19
56 — Reserved ................................................................................ 8-19
57 — DSC NL at EM Even if in Column 1 .................................... 8-19
58 — Metacode Support ................................................................. 8-19
59 — Laserpage Support ................................................................. 8-20
60 — Xerox Graphic Window Support .......................................... 8-20
61 — Reserved ................................................................................ 8-20
62 — Allow EBCDIC Font Downloading ...................................... 8-20
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COAX HOST CONFIGURATION
General Information ................................................................................. 9-1
Multiple Option Selections ....................................................................... 9-2
Resetting All Options to Factory Defaults ............................................... 9-2
Coax Host Configuration Within Data Streams ....................................... 9-3
Download Error Messages ....................................................................... 9-3
Downloading Programmable Function Strings ........................................ 9-4
Multiple Function Strings.................................................................. 9-5
Downloading Translate Tables ................................................................. 9-5
Downloading an Entire Translate Table ........................................... 9-5
Downloading a Single Translate Table Value .................................. 9-6
Downloading a Partial Translate Table ............................................. 9-6
ALTERNATE HOST CONFIGURATION
General Information ............................................................................... 10-1
Alternate Host Configuration Rules ....................................................... 10-1
Resetting All Options to Factory Defaults ............................................. 10-2
Downloading Programmable Function Strings ...................................... 10-3
Multiple Function Strings................................................................ 10-3
Downloading Translate Tables ............................................................... 10-4
Downloading an Entire Translate Table ......................................... 10-4
Downloading a Single Translate Table Value ................................ 10-4
Downloading a Partial Translate Table ........................................... 10-4
TRANSPARENCY MODES
General Information ............................................................................... 11-1
IBM 35 Hex Transparency Mode........................................................... 11-1
Metacode Transparency Mode ........................................................ 11-2
Xerox 36 Hex Transparency Mode ........................................................ 11-2
Pseudo Transparency Mode ................................................................... 11-3
Trigger 1 + Trigger 2 PTM ............................................................. 11-3
Trigger 1 + Count Byte PTM .......................................................... 11-4
MD-Laser Pseudo Transparency ..................................................... 11-4
Laserpage Pseudo Transparency ..................................................... 11-5
Other Pseudo Transparency Mode Considerations ......................... 11-6
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DISPLAYWRITE 370 SUPPORT
General Information ............................................................................... 12-1
Document Formatting Information ........................................................ 12-1
Overstriking ............................................................................................ 12-3
Underlining ............................................................................................. 12-3
Bolding ................................................................................................... 12-3
COAX HOST CONSIDERATIONS
System Configuration ............................................................................. 13-1
VTAM and Network Control Program Requirements ........................... 13-2
APL Support ........................................................................................... 13-2
Extended Attribute Buffer Support ........................................................ 13-3
SCS DATA STREAMS
General Information ............................................................................... 14-1
Presentation Surface: SNA Character String Definitions ....................... 14-1
SCS Commands Supported by the ULTRA ........................................... 14-2
Backspace (BS) — 16h ................................................................... 14-2
End of Message (EM) — 19h ......................................................... 14-2
Form Feed (FF) — 0Ch ................................................................... 14-2
Horizontal Tab (HT) — 05h ........................................................... 14-2
Interchange File Separator (IFS) — 1Ch ........................................ 14-2
Interchange Group Separator (IGS) — 1Dh ................................... 14-3
Interchange Record Separator (IRS) — 1Eh ................................... 14-3
Interchange Unit Separator (IUS) — 1Fh ....................................... 14-3
Line Feed (LF) — 25h .................................................................... 14-3
Null — 00h ...................................................................................... 14-3
Set Horizontal Format (SHF) — 2BC1h ......................................... 14-3
Set Line Density (SLD) — 2BC6h.................................................. 14-4
Set Vertical Format (SVF) — 2BC2h ............................................. 14-4
Transparent (TRN) — 35h .............................................................. 14-5
Vertical Tab (VT) — 0Bh ............................................................... 14-5
SCS Command Summary ....................................................................... 14-6
SNA Printer Exception Conditions/Sense Codes ................................... 14-7
Request Errors = 10h ....................................................................... 14-7
Request Reject = 08h....................................................................... 14-7
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DSC DATA STREAMS
General Information ............................................................................... 15-1
Carriage Return (CR) — 05h .......................................................... 15-1
End of Message (EM) — 01h ......................................................... 15-1
Form Feed (FF) — 02h ................................................................... 15-1
New Line (NL) — 03h .................................................................... 15-1
XEROX APPLICATIONS
General Information ............................................................................... 16-1
User-Defined Keys (UDKs) ................................................................... 16-1
XPAF Support ........................................................................................ 16-2
Xerox Graphic Window Support .................................................... 16-2
Allow EBCDIC Font Downloading ................................................ 16-3
Metacode Support................................................................................... 16-3
ALTERNATE HOST CONSIDERATIONS
General Information ............................................................................... 17-1
Activating the Alternate Host Port ......................................................... 17-1
Configuring the Alternate Host Port ...................................................... 17-1
Host Lockout Duration ........................................................................... 17-2
Alternate Host Translation ..................................................................... 17-3
Other Considerations .............................................................................. 17-3
APPENDIX
General Information ............................................................................... 18-1
General Configuration Report ................................................................ 18-1
Printer Test ............................................................................................. 18-4
Auto Buffer Report ................................................................................. 18-5
Alternate Host Buffer Dump .................................................................. 18-8
Translate Table Report ......................................................................... 18-11
6287 ULTRA Port Pin-Out Charts ....................................................... 18-18
GLOSSARY
PREFACE
About This Manual
This manual covers the installation and use of the AGILE 6287 ULTRA
printer interface controller. AGILE makes no warranties, expressed or
implied, as to its completeness or accuracy. The information in this manual
is current as of the date of its publication, but it is subject to change by
AGILE at any time without notice. This manual is not intended to be used
for manufacturing or engineering specifications, and it is assumed that the
user understands the interrelationship between any affected systems,
machines, programs and media.
AGILE periodically updates this manual for clarity, to correct inaccuracies
and typographical errors, or to document added or changed product
features. AGILE will be pleased to improve the manual by implementing
suggestions from our customers. Please put suggestions in writing and mail
to AGILE at the address below:
AGILE
Attn: Marketing
875 Alfred Nobel Drive
Hercules, CA 94547-1899
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AGILE Product Warranty
Standard Warranty
AGILE warrants to the original purchaser that this product will be free from
defects in materials and workmanship and in good working order per the
functional specifications current at the time of shipment for a period of two (2)
years from the date of shipment to the purchaser. AGILE units that fail within
the first thirty (30) days from the date of delivery will be treated as an Express
Exchange Service (see Optional Warranties and Services) at no extra charge.
Should this product fail to be in good working order at any time during the twoyear period, AGILE will, at its absolute discretion, repair or replace this product.
AGILE shall have no obligation whatsoever if the product has been damaged
due to accident or disaster, or if it has been misused, carelessly handled,
defaced, modified or altered, including unauthorized repairs made or attempted,
or if the user has failed to provide and maintain a proper environment for the
product.
AGILE reserves the right to determine what constitutes warranty repair. Out-ofwarranty products will be repaired using AGILE’s flat repair rate. All out-ofwarranty repaired units have a 90-day Standard Warranty. Units returned for
repair and found not defective will, at AGILE’s discretion, incur a handling and
testing charge. AGILE is not responsible for delays caused by shipping or nonavailability of replacement components or other similar causes, events or
conditions beyond its reasonable control.
Claims must be reported to AGILE’s Technical Support Department at (510)
724-1600, (800) 538-1634, or by FAX at (510) 724-2222. AGILE will assist the
customer in verifying the source of the problem.
At AGILE’s discretion, a Return Materials Authorization (RMA) number will
be issued to the customer. The customer will then carefully package and ship the
unit to AGILE (preferably in the original shipping container) with the RMA
number on the outside of the box. Shipping costs incurred in sending the unit to
AGILE are borne by the customer. Shipping costs incurred in returning the unit
to the customer via UPS Ground (or equivalent service with a secondary
shipper) are borne by AGILE. Repair parts and replacement products will be
furnished on an exchange basis and will be either reconditioned or new. All
replaced parts and products become the property of AGILE.
This warranty is the only warranty provided by AGILE. If this product is not in
good working order as warranted above, the customer’s sole remedy shall be
repair or replacement as provided above. This warranty states the purchaser’s
exclusive remedy for any breach of AGILE’s warranty and for any claim,
whether in contract or tort, for loss, injury or damages caused by the sale or use
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of any product and is in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied. In no
event shall AGILE be responsible for any loss of business, savings or profits,
downtime or delay, labor repair or material costs, injury to person or property, or
any similar or dissimilar consequential or inconsequential loss or damage
resulting from this product, its use, or arising out of any breach of warranty,
even if AGILE or an authorized AGILE dealer has been advised of the
possibility of such damage, or for any claim by any other party. Some states do
not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so
the above limitations or exclusions may not apply.
All expressed and implied warranties for this product, including the warranties
of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited in duration to
a period of two (2) years from the date of purchase by the original purchaser,
and no warranties, whether expressed or implied, will apply after this period.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so
the above limitations may not apply.
This warranty gives the user specific legal rights, and the user may also have
other rights which may vary from state to state.
Optional Warranties and Services
Extended Warranty lengthens the Standard Warranty and is available in 12month increments for a maximum of three (3) years. This extension can effectively
lengthen the Standard Warranty to five (5) years. Any Extended Warranty must be
purchased prior to the expiration date of the Standard Warranty.
Express Exchange Service provides a next-business-day delivery of a
replacement unit. The customer must contact AGILE, and AGILE’s Customer
Support Department must determine by 2:00 p.m. PST that a replacement unit is
required. Express Exchange Service is available in 12-month increments for a
maximum total of five (5) years and must be concurrent with Standard or
Extended Warranties.
Medallion Support Program extends the AGILE two-year Standard Warranty
by one year to three years, plus it includes three years of Express Exchange
Service, all at a savings of one-third off the standard price.
Software Upgrades
AGILE periodically makes improvements to the operating software for its
products. These software upgrades are available from AGILE for a nominal
charge during the warranty period. All future code modifications will be made
through replacement of the EPROM. Firmware replacement instructions are
included in the Troubleshooting section of this manual.
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FCC Statement
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy. If it
is not installed and used in strict accordance with AGILE’s instructions, it
may cause interference to radio and television reception. This equipment
has been tested and complies with the limits for a Class A computing device
in accordance with the specifications in Subpart J of Part 15 of FCC Rules,
which are designed to provide reasonable protection against such
interference when operated in a commercial environment. Operation of this
equipment in a residential area is likely to cause interference.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio and
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
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Reorient the receiving antenna.
Relocate the ULTRA with respect to the receiver.
Move the ULTRA away from the receiver.
Plug the ULTRA into a different outlet so that the ULTRA and
receiver are on different branch circuits.
If necessary, the user should consult the dealer or an experienced radio/
television technician for additional suggestions. The booklet, How to
Identify and Resolve Radio-TV Interference Problems, prepared by the
Federal Communications Commission, may also be helpful. This booklet is
available from the US Government Printing Office, Washington, DC
20402, Stock No. 004-000-00345-4.
WARNING: This equipment has been certified to comply with the limits for
a Class A computing device, pursuant to Subpart J of Part 15 of FCC rules.
Only peripherals (computer input/output devices, printers, plotters, etc.)
certified to comply with the Class A (commercial) or Class B (residential)
limits may be attached to the ULTRA. Operation with non-certified
peripherals is likely to result in interference to radio and TV reception.
Note: This equipment uses shielded cables to meet compliance limits for a
Class A computing device. Shielded cables must be used to ensure this
equipment continues to meet these limits. The shield must be terminated to
the metallic connector at both ends to guarantee adequate suppression of
undesirable emissions. All cables are fully double shielded (Mylar foil and
tinned copper braid.)
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Warnings
Cables
Use only AGILE 6287 ULTRA interface cables. Due to the unique design
of the ULTRA input and output ports, ordinary cables will not work and
may cause damage to the equipment.
Shock
Never open the ULTRA when the power is on or when it is connected to
any power source. Opening the ULTRA may void the warranty.
Notes
Standard Factory Setup
Unless otherwise requested, The ULTRA is shipped with the following
defaults:
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Parallel output
ASCII character set
Right margin set to column 132
All dip switches in the OFF (up) position
All menu items set to defaults
If the user’s equipment does not match these parameters, these
configuration settings on the ULTRA must be changed.
Serial Port Setup
With serial interfacing, the baud rate and parity settings of the ULTRA
must match the serial port settings of the printer and alternate host (if using
an alternate host). Baud rates and parity are selected using the dip switches
on the ULTRA back panel. Parity settings also determine the start bits, stop
bits and word length (data bits) of the serial ports.
The ULTRA supports both XON/XOFF (software) and RTS/CTS
(hardware) handshaking protocols. If the user’s equipment also supports
both handshaking protocols, one of the handshaking methods must be
disabled on the user’s device.
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IBM Host Considerations
The ULTRA connects directly to the establishment controller through an
IBM category A device adapter. The port designation for the ULTRA must
be configured for a category A device, not as the system printer.
The ULTRA must be defined to the system as a 3287 printer with a
maximum 4K physical buffer size (and/or with other features required by
the system and supported by the ULTRA).
Host parameters must match what the host expects on the channel to which
the ULTRA is attached. The defaults are as follows:
 4K physical buffer size with no EAB support
 3440 bytes/buffer logical buffer size
If using SCS data streams, the ULTRA must be defined to the host as an
SNA type 1 logical unit (LU1).
If using DSC data streams, the ULTRA must be defined to the host as a
type 3 logical unit (LU3).
If using a VTAM or another Network Control Program, the ULTRA must
be defined as a type 2 physical unit.
Printer/Controller Configuration
The ULTRA provides all of the necessary functions normally provided by
the operator switches of an IBM 3287. However, practical application of
industry-standard printers does not allow a one-to-one correspondence in
functions. It is accordingly expected that any particular printer/controller
configuration will be a subset of the IBM 3287 function set.
SECTION 1
INTRODUCTION
General Information
The AGILE 6287 ULTRA is a protocol converter that allows an industrystandard parallel or serial, ASCII or EBCDIC printer to be attached to an
IBM 3270-type mainframe controller. It is a self-contained unit with a
printed circuit board, a power supply and an operator control panel.
The coax port allows a standard IBM RG62 A/U cable to connect to an
IBM 3174 or 3274 establishment controller (EC) with a category A device
adapter, a 3276 terminal/controller unit, or an IBM CPU with a Display
Printer Adapter (DPA).
By using the ULTRA, a non-IBM impact or laser printer can replace an
IBM 3287 or 3289 printer. Popular printers from Xerox, Hewlett-Packard,
Lexmark and others are supported and appear to the host as IBM printers.
The ULTRA also allows an alternate host to share the attached printer. The
ULTRA may also be attached to a plotter, rasterizer, bar code printer or
another output device that supports parallel or serial interfacing, although
this manual will refer to the attached device as a printer.
Supported Printer Interfaces and Character Sets
The ULTRA supports the following printer interfaces and character sets:
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•
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DB-25 Centronics Parallel (IBM PC compatible)
DB-25 Dataproducts Parallel
DB-25 Serial (to 19.2K baud)
ASCII, EBCDIC or APL character sets
IBM Port
The ULTRA connects directly to the IBM establishment controller, or
equivalent CPU with a Display Printer Adapter, through an IBM standard
coaxial cable.
Alternate Host Feature
The ULTRA has been designed to support an alternate host device, such as
a DEC VAX, Burroughs, PC, etc. This feature allows the mainframe and
the alternate host to share a printer without the necessity of an A/B switch.
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6287 ULTRA Features and Specifications
Input/Output Ports
• IBM RG62 A/U Coax Port
• DB-25 Parallel Input/Serial Input Port
• DB-25 Centronics Parallel Output/Serial I-O Port
Host Interface
• IBM BNC type A Coax
Printer/Plotter Output Interfacing ( single port configurable to
support parallel/serial)
• DB-25 Centronics/Dataproducts Parallel Port
• DB-25 Serial Port (150-19.2K baud)
• ASCII, EBCDIC and APL character sets
Alternate Host Input Interfacing ( single port configurable to support
parallel/serial)
• DB-25 Parallel Port
• DB-25 Serial Port (150-19.2K baud)
Printer Sharing
• Printer sharing between coax host and alternate host(s)
IBM Specifications
• Category A device
• Type 1 or 3 logical unit (LU1 or LU3)
• IBM or compatible type A RG62 A/U coax cable attachment to
IBM 3174, 3274 or 3276 controller, or IBM CPU with a DPA
Host Systems Supported
• IBM 30XX, 43XX, 9370, 370 with 3270 support
• IBM 8100, 4700, S/3X, AS/400 with type A coax support
Printer Emulations
• IBM 3287 and 3289
Printers Supported
• Xerox 2700, 3700, 4010, 4011, 4030, 4045, 4197, 4213, 4220,
4235, 4700 and other distributed electronic printers
• Hewlett-Packard LaserJet II, IID, IIID, IIISi, 4, 4Si and compatibles
• Lexmark 4019, 4029 and 4039 printers
• IBM laser, dot matrix and compatible printers
• All parallel- or serial-attached ASCII or EBCDIC printers
Plotters Supported
• Hewlett-Packard 7221, 7475 and 7550
• Zeta plotters
• All HPGL- and GML-capable plotters
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Throughput
• Supports up to 24 logical pages-per-minute at 100% print density
(132 columns by 66 lines, for a total of 8712 characters per page)
Upgradeability
• Removable EPROM for configuration and upgrade ease
Programmability
• On line through coax host data stream
• Via an alternate host
• From the ULTRA front panel
User Programmable Function Strings (PFSs)
• 21 PFSs — 76 bytes each
Transparency
• IBM 35h
• Xerox 36h
• 2-trigger pseudo transparency
• Trigger + count byte pseudo transparency
Translation
• Translation tables changeable on line
Character Sets
• Supports LU1 (SCS) and LU3 (DSC) character sets
Custom Application Support
• APL
• Laserpage
• XPAF
• XES
• DisplayWrite 370
• MD-Laser
• Metacode
• Special application customization available
Power
• 110V 60Hz/220V 50Hz
Size/Weight
• 9.2" x 11.1" x 3.6"
• 6 lbs
Product Support
• Toll-free tech support is available from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PST
• Two-year product warranty
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6287 ULTRA Front Panel
The front panel of the ULTRA provides ten Status Indicator Lights and nine
Operator Function Buttons.
The Status Indicator Lights show the current functional activity of the
ULTRA. They are described in the following subsection.
The Operator Function Buttons are used to configure the ULTRA from the
front panel. This procedure is described in Section 8 — Front Panel
Configuration. The Operator Function Buttons are also used to perform
special ULTRA operations. These functions are described later in this
section.
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Status Indicator Lights
POWER
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ALT
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HOLD
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DATA
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RESET
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Operator Function Buttons
Status Indicator Lights
— POWER
Power is ON. If the ULTRA is in front panel configuration mode, this is the
only Status Indicator Light that will be lit. If the ULTRA is in alternate host
configuration mode, only the POWER and DATA OUT Status Indicator
Lights will be lit.
— CU SIGNAL
The coaxial link between the ULTRA and the cluster controller is active.
— ALT HOST
An alternate host print order is being processed.
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— PRINTER READY
The printer is ready to receive data. The light will be OFF under the
following conditions:
• In parallel mode when there is data to be sent and the printer has an
error condition (e.g., out of paper or paper jam). The light will turn
back ON when the error condition is cleared.
• In serial mode when there is data to be sent and the printer has sent
an XOFF to the ULTRA. The light will turn back ON when it
receives an XON from the printer.
• When the ULTRA is in front panel configuration mode.
• When the ULTRA is in alternate host configuration mode.
— HOLD PRINT
The HOLD PRINT button has been pressed.
— DATA OUT
The ULTRA is sending data to the printer. If only the POWER and DATA
OUT Status Indicator Lights are lit, the ULTRA is in alternate host
configuration mode.
— SCS
The ULTRA is in SCS mode; if the light is OFF, it is in DSC mode.
— CHECK
There is a parallel port error. This is normally a problem at the printer.
— TEST
Either the TEST button has been pressed, or dip switch A8 is ON (down).
— KEY DOWN
An operator function button on the front panel is being pressed.
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Operator Function Buttons
— RESET
This button initializes the ULTRA to its power-on state. RESET must be
pressed after any dip switch setting is changed. It must never be pressed
during a print operation, because data will be lost, and an error message
may be sent to the host computer.
When dip switch A2 is in the ON (down) position and the RESET button is
pressed, the ULTRA will output a Printer Test. When dip switch A8 is in
the ON (down) position, pressing RESET will place the ULTRA in auto
buffer report mode. When dip switch B7 is in the ON (down) position,
pressing the RESET and CANCEL buttons will cause the ULTRA to output
a Translate Table Report. When dip switches B6, B7 and B8 are in the ON
(down) position, pressing RESET will place the ULTRA in alternate host
buffer dump mode.
Pressing RESET is also necessary to exit any of these diagnostic modes and
to return to normal operating mode after the dip switches have been
returned to their normal locations. Refer to Section 4 — Troubleshooting
for more information on printing reports.
— PA1 and PA2
In SCS mode, these buttons allow the user to communicate with the host
computer. The functions performed by the buttons are installationdependent, based upon the application being used.
If not in SCS mode, these buttons are ignored, except that they can be
programmed to send user-defined function strings to the printer. Refer to
Section 6 — Programmable Function Strings for more information.
The HOLD PRINT button must be pressed before using the PA1 or PA2
buttons. ENABLE PRINT must be pressed after PA1 or PA2 to resume
printing.
— LINE FEED
This button outputs one line feed command to the printer, and it adds to the
line count for the form feed function if Option #2 is not set to infinite page
length. Refer to Section 5 — Configuration Options for more information
on infinite page length.
The HOLD PRINT button must be pressed before using LINE FEED.
ENABLE PRINT must be pressed after LINE FEED to resume printing.
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— HOLD PRINT
This button activates the HOLD PRINT Status Indicator Light on the front
panel of the ULTRA and puts the ULTRA in HOLD PRINT mode. No data
will be output to the printer, and the host will see the printer as busy.
The HOLD PRINT button enables all Operator Function Buttons other than
RESET and TEST.
To exit HOLD PRINT mode, use the ENABLE PRINT button.
— TEST
This button sends a General Configuration Report to the printer, if the
ULTRA is in normal operating mode. This report also indicates the current
firmware level.
The TEST button can also be used to output a Printer Test when dip switch
A2 is in the ON (down) position and subsequently either the RESET button
is pressed or the unit is powered up. Refer to Section 4 — Troubleshooting
for more information on printing reports.
— CANCEL
In SCS mode, this button sends a cancel message to the control unit. If not
in SCS mode, this button is ignored, except when used in conjunction with
the RESET button as noted below.
The HOLD PRINT button must be pressed before using CANCEL.
ENABLE PRINT must be pressed after CANCEL to resume printing.
When dip switch B7 is in the ON (down) position, pressing the RESET and
CANCEL buttons will cause the ULTRA to output a Translate Table
Report. Refer to Section 4 — Troubleshooting for more information on
printing reports.
— FORM FEED
This button outputs one form feed command to the printer.
The HOLD PRINT button must be pressed before using FORM FEED.
ENABLE PRINT must be pressed after FORM FEED to resume printing.
— ENABLE PRINT
When in HOLD PRINT mode, this button turns off the HOLD PRINT
Status Indicator Light on the front panel, exits HOLD PRINT mode and
allows printing to resume.
SECTION 2
INSTALLATION
General Information
This section provides information on physically attaching the AGILE 6287
ULTRA to the computer environment.
Before Beginning
The following are needed before installing the ULTRA:
• A suitable location.
• A serial or parallel printer (or plotter).
• A host interface cable — RG62 A/U coaxial cable with BNC
connectors on both ends. The length of this cable is not to exceed
5000 feet (1500 meters).
• Additionally, the user or someone in the user’s organization should
be knowledgeable about the host system.
Selecting a Location
The compact size, quiet operation, and attractive styling of the ULTRA
enable it to be placed in almost any location. For ease of operation, it is best
installed beside the printer.
Space Requirements
The dimensions of the ULTRA are as follows:
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Electrical Requirements
The ULTRA requires 117 VAC (60 Hz) at 0.5 ampere, unless optionally
configured for 250 VAC at 1.0 ampere usage.
Plug the power cords of the ULTRA and the printer into different electrical
circuits. Do not use extension cords with the ULTRA.
Users with any questions regarding the electrical service available at their
site should contact a qualified electrician.
Operating Environment
The ULTRA operates best in an environment with a temperature between
50 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit and 15% to 65% relative humidity.
Reasonable clearance should be provided for cooling and air circulation.
Unpacking
After removing the ULTRA from the shipping container, inspect the unit
for any damage in shipment. Immediately report any damage to the freight
carrier. Save the packing container.
Package Contents
Except when ordered otherwise, the 6287 ULTRA includes the ULTRA
protocol converter, a power cord, a parallel printer cable and this user’s
manual. Should any of these items be missing, contact an AGILE sales
representative. Optional alternate host or printer cables may also be
included.
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Parallel Printer Cable
INSTALLATION
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Connections
The following section describes and illustrates how to make the required
and optional physical connections between the ULTRA and the other
components of the system. Be certain to use AGILE 6287 ULTRA cables
for connections to the printer and alternate host. The unit will not function
properly with cables other than those provided by AGILE. Approved cables
are listed in the following chart. Custom cables for other applications are
also available from AGILE.
AGILE 6287 ULTRA CABLE CHART
AGILE P/N
DESCRIPTION
830470-3
830470-3X
ULTRA Parallel Output (Centronics 36) 6'
ULTRA Parallel Output — Xerox Double-shielded
(Centronics 36) 6'
ULTRA Parallel Alternate Host (DB-25 P) 6'
ULTRA Serial Output (DB-25 P) 7'
ULTRA Serial Alternate Host (DB-25) 7'
ULTRA HP-7550 Serial Output (DB-25 P) 7'
ULTRA HP-7221 Serial Output (DB-25 P) 7'
ULTRA Serial Alternate Host (DB-9) 7'
ULTRA XON/XOFF Serial Output (DB-25 P) 7'
ULTRA Texas Hwy Parallel Output (DB-25 P) 6'
ULTRA Texas Hwy Serial Output (DB-25 P) 7'
ULTRA MDS Parallel Output (Centronics 36) 6'
830480-2
830490-1
830500-1
830510-1
830520-1
830530-1
830550-2
830570-2
830580-1
830590-1
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6287 ULTRA Rear Panel
The rear panel of the ULTRA provides an on/off switch, a power cord
outlet, a coax port for connection to the CPU controller (RG62 A/U), a
printer port (parallel or serial), an alternate host port (parallel or serial) and
two banks of dip switches.
Printer
Port
Alternate
Host Port
OUTPUT
SERIAL AND PARALLEL
ALTERNATE HOST INPUT
SERIAL AND PARALLEL
Dip Switch
Banks
CONTROLLER
COAX
50/60 Hz
35W
B
12345678
OFF
ON
ON
ON
A
117 VAC
.5A
12345678
FUSE
250V-1.0A
SLO BLO
RG 62 A/U
MODEL 6287 ULTRA
S/N 00000
LISTED
CAUTION-FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION
AGAINST FIRE, REPLACE ONLY WITH
SAME TYPE AND RATING OF FUSE
On/Off Power Cord
Switch
Outlet
CPU
Port
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This equipment complies with the requirements
in Part 15 of FCC Rules for a Class A computing
device. Operation of this equipment in a
residential area may cause unacceptable
interference to radio and TV reception
requiring the operator to take whatever steps
are necessary to correct the interference.
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6287 ULTRA Connection to Mainframe
Attach the device end of an RG62 A/U coax cable to the coax connector on
the rear panel of the ULTRA. Rotate the cable connector 1/4 turn clockwise
to lock it in place. Attach the other end of the coaxial cable to the
mainframe display printer adapter (DPA) or the cluster controller at the
coax port designated for the ULTRA. (The unit may also be attached with
twisted pair and balun.)
OUTPUT
SERIAL AND PARALLEL
ALTERNATE HOST INPUT
SERIAL AND PARALLEL
CONTROLLER
COAX
117 VAC
.5A
50/60 Hz
35W
B
12345678
OFF
ON
ON
ON
A
12345678
FUSE
250V-1.0A
SLO BLO
RG 62 A/U
MODEL 6287 ULTRA
S/N 00000
LISTED
CAUTION-FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION
AGAINST FIRE, REPLACE ONLY WITH
SAME TYPE AND RATING OF FUSE
U
®L
®
This equipment complies with the requirements
in Part 15 of FCC Rules for a Class A computing
device. Operation of this equipment in a
residential area may cause unacceptable
interference to radio and TV reception
requiring the operator to take whatever steps
are necessary to correct the interference.
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6287 ULTRA Connection to Printer/Plotter
Insert the DEVICE end of the AGILE printer cable into the connector on
the rear of the printer. Then connect the IC+/ULTRA end of the AGILE
printer cable to the output port of the ULTRA. Secure the cable to the
printer using the clips (parallel) or screws (serial) provided. The FCC
requires all printer interface cables to be properly shielded.
OUTPUT
SERIAL AND PARALLEL
ALTERNATE HOST INPUT
SERIAL AND PARALLEL
CONTROLLER
COAX
117 VAC
.5A
50/60 Hz
35W
B
12345678
OFF
ON
ON
ON
A
12345678
FUSE
250V-1.0A
SLO BLO
RG 62 A/U
MODEL 6287 ULTRA
S/N 00000
LISTED
CAUTION-FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION
AGAINST FIRE, REPLACE ONLY WITH
SAME TYPE AND RATING OF FUSE
U
®L
®
This equipment complies with the requirements
in Part 15 of FCC Rules for a Class A computing
device. Operation of this equipment in a
residential area may cause unacceptable
interference to radio and TV reception
requiring the operator to take whatever steps
are necessary to correct the interference.
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6287 ULTRA Connection to Optional Alternate Host(s)
Connect the DEVICE end of the AGILE alternate host cable to the
appropriate port on the alternate host. Secure the cable to the alternate host
using the screws provided. Then connect the IC+/ULTRA end of the cable
to the input port of the ULTRA. The FCC requires all alternate host
interface cables to be properly shielded.
OUTPUT
SERIAL AND PARALLEL
ALTERNATE HOST INPUT
SERIAL AND PARALLEL
CONTROLLER
COAX
117 VAC
.5A
50/60 Hz
35W
B
12345678
OFF
ON
ON
ON
A
12345678
FUSE
250V-1.0A
SLO BLO
RG 62 A/U
MODEL 6287 ULTRA
S/N 00000
LISTED
CAUTION-FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION
AGAINST FIRE, REPLACE ONLY WITH
SAME TYPE AND RATING OF FUSE
U
®L
®
This equipment complies with the requirements
in Part 15 of FCC Rules for a Class A computing
device. Operation of this equipment in a
residential area may cause unacceptable
interference to radio and TV reception
requiring the operator to take whatever steps
are necessary to correct the interference.
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6287 ULTRA Connection to AC Outlet
Ensure that the power switch on the ULTRA is set in the OFF (up) position.
Insert the device end of the power cord into the rear of the ULTRA. Insert
the male end of the power cord into a properly grounded wall receptacle.
OUTPUT
SERIAL AND PARALLEL
ALTERNATE HOST INPUT
SERIAL AND PARALLEL
CONTROLLER
COAX
117 VAC
.5A
50/60 Hz
35W
B
OFF
ON
ON
ON
A
12345678
12345678
RG 62 A/U
FUSE
250V-1.0A
SLO BLO
MODEL 6287 ULTRA
S/N 00000
LISTED
CAUTION-FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION
AGAINST FIRE, REPLACE ONLY WITH
SAME TYPE AND RATING OF FUSE
U
®L
®
This equipment complies with the requirements
in Part 15 of FCC Rules for a Class A computing
device. Operation of this equipment in a
residential area may cause unacceptable
interference to radio and TV reception
requiring the operator to take whatever steps
are necessary to correct the interference.
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INSTALLATION
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Sample Installation Diagrams
The following pages illustrate basic and optional setups of the 6287
ULTRA.
6287 ULTRA Basic Setup
OUTPUT
SERIAL AND PARALLEL
ALTERNATE HOST INPUT
SERIAL AND PARALLEL
CONTROLLER
COAX
117 VAC
.5A
50/60 Hz
35W
B
OFF
ON
ON
ON
A
12345678
12345678
FUSE
250V-1.0A
SLO BLO
RG 62 A/U
MODEL 6287 ULTRA
S/N 00000
LISTED
CAUTION-FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION
AGAINST FIRE, REPLACE ONLY WITH
SAME TYPE AND RATING OF FUSE
U
®L
®
This equipment complies with the requirements
in Part 15 of FCC Rules for a Class A computing
device. Operation of this equipment in a
residential area may cause unacceptable
interference to radio and TV reception
requiring the operator to take whatever steps
are necessary to correct the interference.
LR 69521 E.D.P. EQUIPMENT Y
47T8
AGILE
Parallel
Printer Cable
Power
Cord
RG 62 A/U
Cable
Local
Printer
3-Pronged
AC Outlet
Mainframe
CPU or
Controller
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6287 ULTRA Optional Setup #1
OUTPUT
SERIAL AND PARALLEL
ALTERNATE HOST INPUT
SERIAL AND PARALLEL
CONTROLLER
COAX
117 VAC
.5A
50/60 Hz
35W
B
12345678
OFF
ON
ON
ON
A
12345678
FUSE
250V-1.0A
SLO BLO
RG 62 A/U
MODEL 6287 ULTRA
S/N 00000
LISTED
CAUTION-FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION
AGAINST FIRE, REPLACE ONLY WITH
SAME TYPE AND RATING OF FUSE
AGILE
Serial/Parallel
Printer Cable
AGILE
Serial/Parallel
Alternate Host Cable
Printer,
Plotter or
A/B Switch
Alternate
Host
(PC)
U
®L
®
This equipment complies with the requirements
in Part 15 of FCC Rules for a Class A computing
device. Operation of this equipment in a
residential area may cause unacceptable
interference to radio and TV reception
requiring the operator to take whatever steps
are necessary to correct the interference.
LR 69521 E.D.P. EQUIPMENT Y
47T8
RG 62 A/U
Cable
DPA
Mainframe
INSTALLATION
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6287 ULTRA Optional Setup #2
OUTPUT
SERIAL AND PARALLEL
ALTERNATE HOST INPUT
SERIAL AND PARALLEL
CONTROLLER
COAX
117 VAC
.5A
50/60 Hz
35W
B
OFF
ON
ON
ON
A
12345678
12345678
FUSE
250V-1.0A
SLO BLO
RG 62 A/U
MODEL 6287 ULTRA
S/N 00000
LISTED
CAUTION-FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION
AGAINST FIRE, REPLACE ONLY WITH
SAME TYPE AND RATING OF FUSE
U
®L
®
This equipment complies with the requirements
in Part 15 of FCC Rules for a Class A computing
device. Operation of this equipment in a
residential area may cause unacceptable
interference to radio and TV reception
requiring the operator to take whatever steps
are necessary to correct the interference.
LR 69521 E.D.P. EQUIPMENT Y
47T8
AGILE
Serial/Parallel
Printer Cable
AGILE
Serial/Parallel
Alternate Host Cable
Coax Cable
(5000' Maximum)
Printer,
Plotter or
A/B Switch
Alternate
Host
(PC)
Cluster
Controller
(Local)
Coax Cable
DPA
Mainframe
Channel
Terminal
SNA or non-SNA
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6287 ULTRA Optional Setup #3
OUTPUT
SERIAL AND PARALLEL
ALTERNATE HOST INPUT
SERIAL AND PARALLEL
CONTROLLER
COAX
117 VAC
.5A
50/60 Hz
35W
B
OFF
ON
ON
ON
A
12345678
12345678
FUSE
250V-1.0A
SLO BLO
RG 62 A/U
MODEL 6287 ULTRA
S/N 00000
LISTED
CAUTION-FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION
AGAINST FIRE, REPLACE ONLY WITH
SAME TYPE AND RATING OF FUSE
U
®L
®
This equipment complies with the requirements
in Part 15 of FCC Rules for a Class A computing
device. Operation of this equipment in a
residential area may cause unacceptable
interference to radio and TV reception
requiring the operator to take whatever steps
are necessary to correct the interference.
LR 69521 E.D.P. EQUIPMENT Y
47T8
AGILE
Serial/Parallel
Printer Cable
AGILE
Serial/Parallel
Alternate Host Cable
Coax Cable
(5000' Maximum)
Printer,
Plotter or
A/B Switch
Alternate
Host
(PC)
Cluster
Controller
(Remote)
Serial
SNA/SCS-EBCDIC
Modem
Phone Line
Coax Cable
Modem
BI/SYNC-DSC
3705/3725
Communication
Processor
DPA
Channel
Mainframe
Terminal
INSTALLATION
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6287 ULTRA Power Up
Power on the printer. After the printer completes its power on initialization
sequence, verify that it is on line and ready to receive and print data. If
necessary, refer to the printer user’s manual for detailed information.
Power on the alternate host, if using an alternate host.
Power on the ULTRA by pushing down the on/off switch. The following
Status Indicator Lights should all be on: POWER, CU SIGNAL and
PRINTER READY. All other lights should be off.
The ULTRA is shipped with its dip switches and configuration options set
for the most common environments. If the factory default settings are
appropriate for the user’s environment, the ULTRA is ready to be used for
printing.
If the user’s environment differs from the one for which the ULTRA is
configured, the user may need to refer to the following chapters on dip
switch settings, configuration options and the other user-changeable
features of the ULTRA.
SECTION 3
DIP SWITCH SETTINGS
General Information
The dip switches on the rear panel of the ULTRA are used to prepare the
unit for different types of printers and alternate hosts. They are also used to
send diagnostic reports to the printer. Some dip switch settings determine
the way in which the ULTRA can be configured.
The default settings — all switches in the OFF (up) position — ready the
unit for a parallel printer and an optional parallel alternate host (although
Option #50 must still be configured for an alternate host; see Section 5 —
Configuration Options). If the user has a serial alternate host or a serial
printer, the dip switch settings must be changed.
Note: If the ULTRA is powered on, the RESET button on the front
panel must be pressed after any dip switch setting is changed before the
change will take effect.
Common Printer Interface Settings
ON
Parallel Interfacing
(Default — all OFF/up):
Switch Bank A
12345678
ON
Serial Interfacing,
N/8/1, 1200 baud:
Switch Bank A
12345678
ON
Serial Interfacing,
N/8/1, 9600 baud:
Switch Bank A
12345678
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Switch Bank A Settings
General Information
In addition to sending a a printer test or auto buffer report to the printer,
Switch Bank A is used to control interfacing only with the port labeled
“OUTPUT SERIAL AND PARALLEL.”
A1 — Printer Interfacing
Parallel:
Serial:
12345678
12345678
ON
Switch Bank A
ON
Switch Bank A
When this dip switch is OFF (up) and either the RESET button is pressed or
the unit is powered up, the ULTRA is configured for interfacing with a
parallel printer. For serial printer interfacing, the dip switch should be in the
ON (down) position.
A2 — Printer Test
Normal Operation:
Printer Test:
12345678
12345678
ON
Switch Bank A
ON
Switch Bank A
When this dip switch is ON (down) and either the RESET button is pressed
or the unit is powered up, the ULTRA is prepared for a Printer Test. After
changing to this setting, press the TEST button, and the unit will output a
continuous stream of the ASCII or EBCDIC character sets from SPACE
through DELETE, followed by a CR/LF. This feature is used during
installation and troubleshooting to verify proper communication between
the ULTRA and the printer.
DIP SWITCH SETTINGS
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A3 and A4 — Serial Printer Parity
No parity (1/8/1):
Even (1/7/1):
12345678
12345678
Odd (1/7/1):
ON
Switch Bank A
ON
Switch Bank A
Parallel Printer:
12345678
12345678
ON
Switch Bank A
ON
Switch Bank A
These dip switch settings must match the parity settings of the serial printer.
The numbers in parentheses indicate the respective start bits, data bits (word
length) and stop bits associated with each parity setting.
A5, A6 and A7 — Serial Printer Baud Rate
150 Baud:
300 Baud:
12345678
12345678
600 Baud:
ON
Switch Bank A
ON
Switch Bank A
1200 Baud:
12345678
12345678
2400 Baud:
ON
Switch Bank A
ON
Switch Bank A
4800 Baud:
12345678
12345678
9600 Baud:
ON
Switch Bank A
ON
Switch Bank A
19200 Baud:
12345678
12345678
ON
Switch Bank A
ON
Switch Bank A
These dip switch settings must match the baud rate settings of the serial
printer. The RESET button must be pressed before any changes to dip
switch settings take effect.
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A8 — Auto Buffer Report
Normal Operation:
Buffer Dump:
When this dip switch is ON (down) and either the RESET button is pressed
or the unit is powered up, the ULTRA will output a hexadecimal listing of
the ULTRA buffer contents before each host print operation. This feature is
used only to debug host application problems.
Switch Bank B Settings
General Information
In addition to being used for configuration and to send various reports to
the printer, Switch Bank B is used to control interfacing only with the port
labeled “ALTERNATE HOST INPUT SERIAL AND PARALLEL.” This
is an input-only port to which an alternate host may be attached (serial or
parallel). If a serial alternate host is connected to this port, dip switches B1,
B2, B3, B4 and B5 must be set to match the parity and baud rate of the
alternate host.
B1 and B2 — Serial Alternate Host Parity
No parity (1/8/1):
Even (1/7/1):
Odd (1/7/1):
These dip switch settings must match the parity of the serial alternate host
connected to the port labeled “ALTERNATE HOST INPUT SERIAL AND
PARALLEL.” The numbers in parentheses indicate the respective start bits,
data bits (word length) and stop bits associated with each parity setting.
DIP SWITCH SETTINGS
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B3, B4 and B5 — Serial Alternate Host Baud Rate
150 Baud:
300 Baud:
12345678
12345678
600 Baud:
ON
Switch Bank B
ON
Switch Bank B
1200 Baud:
12345678
12345678
2400 Baud:
ON
Switch Bank B
ON
Switch Bank B
4800 Baud:
12345678
12345678
9600 Baud:
ON
Switch Bank B
ON
Switch Bank B
19200 Baud:
12345678
12345678
ON
Switch Bank B
ON
Switch Bank B
These dip switch settings must match the baud rate settings of the serial
alternate host connected to the port labeled “ALTERNATE HOST INPUT
SERIAL AND PARALLEL.” The RESET button must be pressed before
any changes to dip switch settings take effect.
B6, B7 and B8 — Configuration/Reports
Normal Operation:
Coax Host Config.:
12345678
12345678
Front Panel Cnfg.:
ON
Switch Bank B
ON
Switch Bank B
Alt Host Config.:
12345678
12345678
Alt host dump:
ON
Switch Bank B
ON
Switch Bank B
Translate table:
12345678
12345678
ON
Switch Bank B
ON
Switch Bank B
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Setting these switches and pressing the RESET button or powering up the
ULTRA will determine whether the ULTRA will operate normally, or
whether it can be configured by sending a command sequence from the
coax host, from the ULTRA front panel or from an alternate host.
With all three switches in the ON (down) position, a dump of the alternate
host data stream can be sent to the printer after pressing the RESET button
on the ULTRA front panel.
A translate table report can be sent to the printer by pressing the RESET
and CANCEL buttons when dip switch B7 is in the ON (down) position.
Switch Bank Tables
Switch Bank A — Printer Interfacing/Tests
Function
Printer
Port
Printer
Test
A1
A2
Printer
Parity
A3
A4
Down
Down
Odd
Up
Down
Even
Down
Up
Printer
Baud Rate
Buffer
Dump
A5
A6
A7
150 baud
Down
Down
Down
300
Down
Down
Up
600
Down
Up
Down
1200
Down
Up
Up
2400
Up
Down
Down
4800
Up
Down
Up
9600
Up
Up
Down
19.2K
Up
Up
Up
Par Out
A8
Up
Serial Out Down
Normal
Test Print
No parity
Normal
Hex dump
Up
Down
Up
Down
DIP SWITCH SETTINGS
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Switch Bank B — Serial Alt Host Interfacing/Config/Reports
Function
Alt Host
Parity
B1
B2
Down
Down
Odd
Up
Down
Even
Down
Up
Alt Host
Baud Rate
Configuration/Reports
B3
B4
B5
B6
B7
B8
150 baud
Down
Down
Down
300
Down
Down
Up
600
Down
Up
Down
1200
Down
Up
Up
2400
Up
Down
Down
4800
Up
Down
Up
9600
Up
Up
Down
19.2K
Up
Up
Up
Normal
Up
Up
Up
Coax Host
Up
Down
Up
Front Pnl.
Up
Up
Down
Alt Host
Up
Down
Down
Alt Dump
Down
Down
Down
Trans Tbl.
Up
Down
Up
No parity
SECTION 4
TROUBLESHOOTING
General Information
This section describes how to print various reports. These reports are used
to test the connections between the ULTRA and the other components of
the user’s system, and to troubleshoot problems encountered in sending
properly formatted documents to the printer. This section also describes
how to contact AGILE technical support and how to upgrade the ULTRA
firmware EPROM.
Connection Tests
The following tests will verify that proper connections have been made
between the ULTRA, the coax host, the printer and the alternate host.
Printer Test
One of the features of the ULTRA is a printer test that can be used to verify
the connection between the printer and the ULTRA. To perform this test,
put dip switch A2 in the ON (down) position, and press the RESET button
on the ULTRA front panel (or power up the unit). Then press the TEST
button. The printer will begin printing a continuous stream of the EBCDIC
or ASCII character sets from SPACE through DELETE, followed by a CR/
LF.
Allow the printer to output several pages of data, then verify that all of the
pages are formatted identically. To end the printer test, put dip switch A2 in
the OFF (up) position, and press the RESET button. A sample printer test
can be found in the Appendix.
If the report does not print:
• Check that both the ULTRA and the printer are connected to a power
source, powered on and on line.
• Verify that the printer is securely connected to the ULTRA output
port with an ULTRA cable (refer to the cable chart in Section 2 —
Installation). The cable end labeled DEVICE should be attached to
the printer, and the end labeled IC+/ULTRA should be attached to
the ULTRA. The ULTRA will not function properly with cables
other than those provided by AGILE.
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• The ULTRA may be configured incorrectly for a serial or parallel
printer (the default is parallel). Select serial output by setting dip
switch A1 in the ON (down) position, then press the RESET button.
Select parallel output by setting all Bank A dip switches in the OFF
(up) position, then press the RESET button.
• If using a serial printer, make sure that the settings of ULTRA dip
switches A3 and A4 match the printer interface settings for parity
and that dip switches A5, A6 and A7 match the printer interface
settings for baud rate. The RESET button must be pressed for the
changes to take effect.
• If the printer is connected via parallel interfacing, the CHECK Status
Indicator Light on the ULTRA front panel will be on if there is a
hardware error on the parallel port. This usually indicates a problem
with the printer, such as a paper jam.
• Confirm that the printer is functioning properly by having it perform
a self test. Refer to the printer user’s manual for instructions.
If the report prints garbage:
• The ULTRA may be incorrectly configured for ASCII or EBCDIC
(the default is ASCII). This setting is determined by configuration
Option #10. Refer to Section 5 — Configuration Options for information on changing the settings of configuration options.
General Configuration Report
This report will print out a list of all of the ULTRA configuration options,
including programmable function strings, along with their current settings
and the current firmware version number. This report is useful for finding
the causes of various printing and formatting problems. This test should
also be printed before and after changing any configuration options.
To print the report, press the TEST button on the front panel of the ULTRA
when the unit is in normal operating mode. A sample report with all default
values selected is included in the Appendix.
Coax Host Verification
After successfully completing a General Configuration Report, verify the
host connection to the ULTRA by sending a Local Copy or a typical hostgenerated print transaction to the printer (one or two pages). Refer to the
system documentation for instructions. Verify that the transaction is
properly formatted and output by the printer.
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If it does not print:
• Check that the ULTRA and the coax host are securely connected
with an RG62 A/U coax cable, and that the CU light on the ULTRA
front panel is on, indicating a proper connection. If the LED is
flashing on and off, or if it is dim, proper communication is not
established between the coax host and the ULTRA.
• Make certain that the ULTRA is defined to the system as a 3287
printer with a 4K physical buffer size.
• Confirm that the ULTRA is defined to the system as an LU1 if using
SCS data streams, or as an LU3 if using DSC data streams.
• If using VTAM or another Network Control Program, make certain
that the ULTRA is defined as a type 2 physical unit.
If the print output is not formatted correctly:
• Refer to the printer user’s manual for the commands necessary to
format the printer’s output to suit the needs of the application.
• Print the document again using the ULTRA Auto Buffer Report.
Auto Buffer Report
An Auto Buffer Report is a tool useful for diagnostics, and it will
sometimes be requested by AGILE technical support for diagnosing
printing problems. An Auto Buffer Report will automatically output a
buffer dump of the data that the ULTRA receives along with a printout of
the host print job being sent to the printer.
To print using the buffer dump feature, set dip switch A8 in the ON (down)
position, and press the RESET button on the ULTRA front panel. Then
send the local copy or typical mainframe print job to the printer.
After the Auto Buffer Report has printed, set dip switch A8 in the OFF (up)
position, and press the RESET button on the ULTRA front panel. A sample
Auto Buffer Report can be found in the Appendix.
Translate Table Report
Some formatting problems may be caused by inappropriate changes to the
translate tables, especially changes made to values that perform special
functions. A translate table report allows the user to compare the current
values in the table being used to translate the document to the values in the
original table. This report should be printed before and after making any
changes to the translate tables. For information on determining the active
translate table, refer to Section 7 — Translate Tables.
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To print a Translate Table Report, set dip switch B7 in the ON (down)
position, press the RESET button on the ULTRA front panel, then press the
CANCEL button. The printer will print each of the translate tables with
their current values.
After the report has finished printing, set dip switch B7 to its former
position, and press the RESET button on the ULTRA front panel. A sample
Translate Table Report with all default values selected can be found in the
Appendix.
Alternate Host Verification
Test the alternate host by sending a Print Screen job (or device equivalent)
from the alternate host to the printer attached to the ULTRA. Refer to the
alternate host system documentation for instructions on sending a Print
Screen command.
Before beginning this test, make certain that Option #50 has been set to
enable the alternate host port. Refer to Section 5 — Configuration Options
for information on changing this option.
Note: Make certain that no coax host print job is being processed at the
same time as the alternate host print job.
If it does not print:
• Check that the alternate host is powered on and securely connected
to the ULTRA with an AGILE-approved cable. The cable end
labeled DEVICE should be attached to the alternate host, and the end
labeled IC+/ULTRA should be attached to the ULTRA. The unit will
not function properly with cables other than those provided by
AGILE.
• If using a serial cable, make sure that the settings of dip switches B1
and B2 (and/or A3 and A4) match the serial interface settings for
parity, and that the settings of dip switches B3, B4 and B5 (and/or
A5, A6 and A7) match the serial interface settings for baud rate. The
RESET button must be pressed for the changes to take effect.
• Note the state of the ALT HOST light on the ULTRA front panel.
Alternate Host Buffer Dump
Users with problems in printing properly formatted documents from the
alternate host may print a buffer dump of the data being sent from the
alternate host to the printer. AGILE technical support will sometimes
request this report when diagnosing printing problems.
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To print an Alternate Host Buffer Dump, set dip switches B6, B7 and B8 in
the ON (down) position, then press the RESET button on the ULTRA front
panel. Print the offending document from the alternate host, and the printer
will output a document similar to the Auto Buffer Report.
After the document has finished printing, set dip switches B6, B7 and B8 to
their former locations, and press the RESET button on the ULTRA front
panel. A sample Alternate Host Buffer Dump can be found in the
Appendix.
Contacting AGILE Technical Support
Before contacting AGILE technical support, print out each of the reports
described earlier in this chapter, and check them for potential sources of
problems. If the problem persists after making the obvious corrections,
please have the following information available before calling AGILE:
6287 ULTRA serial number (found on the back panel):
S/N
Firmware version number (found in the printed reports, on the EPROM
chip and on the bottom panel of the 6287 ULTRA):
Cluster controller model #:
SCS or DSC mode:
Coax host cable type and length:
Printer or plotter make:
Model #:
Printer or plotter cable #:
Plotter graphics software name:
Parallel or serial interface:
If serial:
Parity:
Baud:
Handshake:
Alternate host make:
Alternate host cable #:
Parallel or serial interface:
If serial:
Parity:
Baud:
Handshake:
Model #:
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What front panel Status Indicator Lights are ON when the problem occurs?:
CU
ALT PRINTER HOLD
POWER SIGNAL HOST READY PRINT
DATA
OUT
SCS
CHECK
TEST
KEY
DOWN
Dip switch settings (specify ON/down and OFF/up positions):
Switch Bank A:
1___ 2___ 3___ 4___ 5___ 6___ 7___ 8___
Switch Bank B:
1___ 2___ 3___ 4___ 5___ 6___ 7___ 8___
AGILE toll-free technical support is available between the hours of
7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PST. For Express Exchange Service customers who
would like next-business-day replacement of a unit, AGILE technical
support must be contacted early enough so that the need for a replacement
unit can be determined before 2:00 p.m. PST. Refer to page xii for warranty
information.
Call (800) 538-1634, or FAX (510) 724-2222.
Firmware Replacement Instructions
Occasionally the firmware in the 6287 ULTRA may require replacement
for updating or enhancing. To change the firmware, follow these steps:
1. Make certain that the unit is powered off and disconnected from any
power source.
2. Remove all cables, including the power cable, from the back panel of the
ULTRA.
3. Remove the four screws from the bottom of the ULTRA.
4. Holding the front and back of the unit, slide the cover off.
5. Find the firmware EPROM on the main logic board at location U11; the
label on the chip will indicate the version number (e.g., 6287 V.46.00).
Remove the chip with a chip puller or a flat-bladed, non-magnetized
screwdriver, noting the position of the alignment notch.
6. Place the new firmware in the socket, aligning the notched edge in the
same direction as the original EPROM.
7. Reassemble the unit, and replace the cables.
TROUBLESHOOTING
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The AGILE Bulletin Board System
To upload files that do not print correctly, or to download information, call
the AGILE BBS:
1. Load the communications software.
2. Set up the modem:
• Baud rate: Fastest setting available (AGILE supports speeds of up
to 28.8 with both V.FC and V.34 modems)
• Data bits: 8
• Stop bits: 1
• Parity: None
3. Dial 15107248073. If using a line with Call Waiting, dial
*70,15107248073 to disable Call Waiting.
4. As prompted by the bulletin board, enter the following:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
First name
Last name
“Y” to confirm name
Password
Re-enter password
“C” to continue
Company name
Voice phone number
5. Now answer a few questions about your system:
• Hot keys (Y/N) allow options to be selected without pressing Enter
• Color menus — “A” = auto-detect
• Default editor mode — “F” = full screen (if the user has ANSI
terminal emulation); “L” = line edit (if the user does not have
ANSI terminal emulation)
• Protocol for file transfers — the preferred file transfer protocol is
ZMODEM (“Z”), but the user may also use any of the other
protocols displayed on the screen.
6. The bulletin board will then ask if you want to display the Bulletin menu
(Y/N), inform you that you have no personal mail, and after you press
Enter, will display the Main menu.
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7. To download a file, perform the following steps:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Press “F” to display the File menu
Press “L” to List files
Press “1” to go to File area 1 (AGILE software download area)
Press “M” to Mark the file
Type the number of the file to be downloaded
Press “D” to Download the file
Press “D” to confirm the download
Perform the local download procedure according to your
communications software instructions
8. After downloading the file, press Enter, then exit the bulletin board with
the following steps:
•
•
•
•
Press “S” to Stop downloading and exit the Download menu
Press “Q” to Quit to the Main menu
Press “G” to Goodbye and Logoff
Press “Y” to confirm the Logoff
SECTION 5
CONFIGURATION OPTIONS
General Information
This section describes each of the parameters of the General Configuration
Options that the user can select to adapt the ULTRA to the user’s specific
environment.
Configuring the ULTRA changes the way in which it handles the data
stream from the coax host or alternate host before the data is sent to the
printer or plotter. The configuration option parameters allow the user to
change printer output, page formatting, host parameters, transparency
modes, etc. Under many circumstances, the ULTRA configuration will not
have to be modified, because it is already set up for the most common
environments.
Before changing any of the configuration settings, the user should print a
General Configuration Report that will display the current settings. A
General Configuration Report can be generated by pressing the TEST
button on the front panel of the ULTRA when the unit is in normal
operating mode. A sample report can be found in the Appendix.
The most critical part of configuring the ULTRA is correctly choosing the
output settings. If the user’s printer or alternate host operates in serial mode,
refer to Section 3 — Dip Switch Settings before continuing.
Besides the limited number of functions determined by the dip switch
settings, there are three ways to configure the options of the ULTRA. They
can be configured from the ULTRA front panel with some limitations, or
they can be configured from the coax host or from an alternate host. Each
of the three methods of configuring the ULTRA is described in a
subsequent section.
The easiest method of changing the ULTRA options is from the front panel,
but some variables cannot be selected. Programmable function strings
(PFSs) and translate tables are editable only from the coax host or from an
alternate host.
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Configuration Option Descriptions
1 — Column Width
This option allows the user to limit the number of printable columns per
page to any value between 0 and 255. The value of this option is the last
column at which the ULTRA will allow any character to be printed before
sending a CR/LF sequence. The default value is 132. A value of 0 implies
an infinite line length.
Note: To avoid unexpected formatting results, this option should be set to
infinite line length if any of the following are true. Refer to Section 12 —
DisplayWrite 370 Support for more information:
• the user or the user’s application embeds escape sequences in the
data stream
• the user or the user’s application embeds transparency or pseudo
transparency strings in the data stream
• the user embeds ULTRA commands (configuration, translate table or
PFS commands) within print jobs
This option should not be set to infinite line length if Option #15 — Bold
Print Emulation is set to any value other than C (none).
2 — Lines Per Page
This option allows the user to set the number of printable lines per page to
any value between 0 and 255. The value of this option is the last line on the
page at which the ULTRA will allow any character to be printed before
sending a form feed. The default value is 0, which implies an infinite page
length.
Note: To avoid unexpected formatting results, this option should be set to
infinite page length if any of the following are true. Refer to Section 12 —
DisplayWrite 370 Support for more information:
• the user or the user’s application embeds escape sequences in the
data stream
• the user or the user’s application embeds transparency or pseudo
transparency strings in the data stream
• the user embeds ULTRA commands (configuration, translate table or
PFS commands) within print jobs
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3 — Line Spacing
This option allows the user to set line spacing to any value between 1 and 9.
Any line feeds received from the coax host or sent out by the ULTRA are
multiplied by the value of this option. The default is 1 (single spacing).
4 — Local Copy Null Line Suppression
In a local copy or DSC print job, this option determines whether or not lines
containing only nulls are printed. The default value is “Yes.”
5 — Xerox 36 Hex Transparency
If this option is set to “Yes,” Xerox 36 Hex transparency is enabled. If this
option is set to “No,” 36h will be ignored. The default value is “No.” Refer
to Section 11 — Transparency Modes for more information.
Note: If this option is set to “Yes,” Option #1 — Column width should be
set to 0 (infinite line length), Option #2 — Lines Per Page should be set to 0
(infinite page length), and Option #15 — Bold Print Emulation should be
set to C (none). Otherwise, unpredictable formatting errors could occur.
Refer to Section 12 — DisplayWrite 370 Support for more information.
6 — Form Feed Before Local Copy
Determines whether or not a form feed will be sent to the printer before
beginning a local copy. The default value is “No.”
7 — Form Feed After Local Copy
Determines whether or not a form feed will be sent to the printer after
finishing a local copy. The default value is “Yes.”
8 — New Line Order
Determines whether new lines will be sent to the printer as: (A) CR/LF (a
carriage return followed by a line feed) or as (B) LF/CR. The default is (A).
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9 — PA Key Usage
If set to (A) Normal, and if the ULTRA is in SCS mode, the PA1 and PA2
keys on the ULTRA will function as the PA keys on a 3287 printer. If set to
(B), PA1 will send PFS 7 to the printer, and PA2 will send PFS 8 to the
printer. The default value is (A) Normal. Refer to Section 9 —
Programmable Function Strings for more information on PFSs.
10 — Output in ASCII or EBCDIC
Some printer types (such as Xerox 4045s) can accept EBCDIC data. This
option determines whether the ULTRA outputs data in the (A) ASCII or
(B) EBCDIC character set. A third option, (C), will have the ULTRA send
coax host data to the printer in EBCDIC and alternate host data in ASCII.
The default value is (A).
Note: Option C is useful only for users with an alternate host and a Xerox
printer capable of changing on line from XES mode to HP PCL emulation.
These printers include the models 4030, 4045-160, 4187, 4213 and 4235. If
the user selects option C, the printer must be configured by the user to start
in XES mode using the EBCDIC character set. Additionally, PFS B — Coax
Host PFS must be programmed with the =MCK= command to change to
XES mode, and PFS C — Alternate Host PFS must be programmed with the
=MCK= command to change to the HP PCL emulation. Refer to the Xerox
printer programmer reference for detailed information on changing
emulations on line. Refer to Section 6 — Programmable Function Strings
for information about PFSs.
11 — APL Output
In conjunction with Option #10 and Option #20, this option determines
whether or not APL output is allowed. If this option is set to “Yes,” APL
output will be allowed. The default value is “No.”
Note: Option #10 must be set to (A), because only ASCII output is
supported for APL. Additionally, Option #20 must set to (B) 2K with EAB
or (D) 4K with EAB. Additional information regarding APL support can be
found in Section 7 — Translate Tables and Section 13 — Coax Host
Considerations.
12 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
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13 — Suppress Spaces Before Pseudo Transparent Packets
If this option is set to “Yes,” any spaces or null characters in between a
pseudo transparent packet and the preceding printable character will not be
output to the printer. The default value is “No.” Refer to Section 11 —
Transparency Modes for more information.
14 — Suppress Carriage Control Characters
If this option is set to “Yes,” all carriage control characters generated by the
host (CR, LF, NL, FF) will not be output to the printer, and the ULTRA will
not generate carriage control characters for MPP enforcement. Refer to
Section 13 — SCS Data Streams for details. The default value is “No.”
15 — Bold Print Emulation
Determines how the ULTRA implements bold printing. The choices are:
(A) 3287 printer emulation, (B) DisplayWrite 370 emulation or (C) None.
The default value is (C). For more information, refer to section 12 —
DisplayWrite 370 Support.
Note: To avoid unexpected formatting results, this option should be set to C
(none) if any of the following are true. Refer to Section 12 — DisplayWrite
370 Support for more information:
• the user or the user’s application embeds escape sequences in the
data stream
• the user or the user’s application embeds transparency or pseudo
transparency strings in the data stream
• the user embeds ULTRA commands (configuration, translate table or
PFS commands) within print jobs
• Option #1 — Column Width is set to 0 (infinite line length)
16 — Suppress Leading Spaces
Some applications insert leading white spaces in the data stream. If this
option is set to “Yes,” all leading white space characters (nulls and spaces)
at the beginning of each print request will be suppressed. The default value
is “No.”
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17 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
18 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
19 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
20 — Physical Buffer Size
Determines whether the ULTRA uses a physical buffer of (A) 2K, (B) 2K
with EAB, (C) 4K or (D) 4K with EAB. This parameter must match the
buffer size that the host expects on the channel to which the ULTRA is
attached. The default value is (C), and it is most efficient for many systems.
Note: For APL support, the user must select (B) or (D). Additional
information regarding APL support can be found in Section 7 — Translate
Tables and Section 13 — Coax Host Considerations.
21 — Logical Buffer Size
Determines whether the ULTRA uses a logical buffer of (A) 960 bytes,
(B) 1920 bytes, (C) 2560 bytes, (D) 3440 bytes or (E) 3564 bytes. This
parameter must match the contents of the log mode entry table (found on
the host system). The default value is (D).
22 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
23 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
24 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
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25 — Centronics or Dataproducts Parallel
This option determines whether the ULTRA implements a (A) Centronics
or (B) Dataproducts parallel interface. The default value is (A). Users with
older Dataproducts printers using their proprietary DB interface must also
provide AGILE with the pin-out chart, so a custom cable can be made.
26 — Intervention Required
The host should be informed when a problem is detected at the printer or
the protocol converter. This option determines whether or not the ULTRA
transmits an Intervention Required message to the coax host when a printer
fault (e.g., out of paper) is reported by a parallel-attached printer. The
default value is “Yes.”
In the event of a parallel printer error, the PRINTER READY light on the
ULTRA front panel will go out, and the CHECK light will go on.
Coax host systems react differently to Intervention Required. In some cases,
the printer may be disabled until a command is sent to reacquire the printer.
After the error condition is cleared, the ULTRA informs the system, and
printing can restart either at page 1, from the top of the page where the
intervention occurred, or from where the printing stopped.
If the handling of intervention is causing a problem, the best solution is to
change the way in which the system responds to it. For example, since laser
printers buffer all data received, it is not necessary to retransmit any data
from a previous page. The system should be configured to halt when an
Intervention Required is received, so when the error condition is cleared,
the system will continue transmitting from where it left off.
Intervention Required can be disabled to prevent the error message from
being sent, or a delay can be set to give the user time to fix the problem.
27 — Intervention Required Delay
This option determines how many minutes the ULTRA will wait after
receiving a parallel printer fault indication before sending an Intervention
Required message to the coax host (if Option #26 is set to “Yes”). If the
problem is minor, such as a paper jam, the user may correct the problem
before it needs to be reported. The user may select any value between 0
(immediate) and 255. The default value is 10 minutes.
28 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
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29 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
30 — Pseudo Transparency Mode (PTM) Selection
Determines which of two methods will be used to begin pseudo
transparency mode: (A) Trigger 1 + Trigger 2 or (B) Trigger 1 + Count
Byte. The default value is (A). Refer to Section 11 — Transparency Modes
for more information.
31 — Discard PTM Terminating Delimiter
Determines whether or not the ULTRA, when Option #30 is set to
(A) Trigger 1 + Trigger 2 PTM, will discard the character that terminates
PTM (i.e., the first hexadecimal character that is outside the range of 0-9 or
A-F). The default value is “No.” Refer to Section 11 — Transparency
Modes for more information.
32 — DSC Trigger 1
Determines which DSC character will be used (in conjunction with either
Trigger 2 or a Count Byte, depending upon the setting of Option #30) to
signal the start of PTM. The user may enter any two-character hexadecimal
value that will not otherwise be found in the data stream. The default value
is a DSC cent sign (¢) 1Bh. Refer to Section 11 — Transparency Modes for
more information. This character is also used as a trigger for configuring
the ULTRA, invoking PFSs and programming PFSs from the coax host.
Note: The Trigger 1 character should be reserved for this use only. Any
other use of the Trigger 1 character may produce unpredictable results.
33 — DSC Trigger 2
Determines which DSC character must follow Trigger 1 in order to start
PTM when Option #30 is set to (A). The user may enter any two-character
hexadecimal value, except for 18h (?), 2Eh (%), 19h (!) and 30h (&), which
are used by the ULTRA for other purposes. The default value is a DSC
dollar sign ($) 1Ah. Refer to Section 11 — Transparency Modes for more
information.
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34 — SCS Trigger 1
Determines which SCS character will be used (in conjunction with either
Trigger 2 or a Count Byte, depending upon the setting of Option #30) to
signal the start of PTM. The user may enter any two-character hexadecimal
value that will not otherwise be found in the data stream. The default value
is an SCS cent sign (¢) 4Ah. Refer to Section 11 — Transparency Modes
for more information. This character is also used as a trigger for
configuring the ULTRA, invoking PFSs and programming PFSs from the
coax host.
Note: The Trigger 1 character should be reserved for this use only. Any
other use of the Trigger 1 character may produce unpredictable results.
35 — SCS Trigger 2
Determines which SCS character must follow Trigger 1 in order to start
PTM when Option #30 is set to (A). The user may enter any two-character
hexadecimal value, except for 6Fh (?), 6Ch (%), 5Ah (!) and 50h (&),
which are used by the ULTRA for other purposes. The default value is an
SCS dollar sign ($) 5Bh. Refer to Section 11 — Transparency Modes for
more information.
36 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
37 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
38 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
39 — Non-Transparency Trigger 1 Output
Determines the character that will be sent to the printer when Option #30 is
set to (A) and the Trigger 1 character is not followed by the Trigger 2
character. The user may enter any two-character hexadecimal value. The
default value is 9Bh. Refer to Section 11 — Transparency Modes for more
information.
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40 — Alternate Host Lockout Duration
Determines the number of seconds during an alternate host print job that the
ULTRA must wait without receiving a character before it will assume the
print job is finished and accept a print job from the coax host (or another
alternate host). The user may enter a value between 0 and 255. The default
value is 3 seconds. Refer to Section 17 — Alternate Host Considerations for
more information.
41 — Serial Alternate Host CTS Enabled
In serial interfacing, determines whether the ULTRA sets CTS (Clear to
Send) — also known as “hardware” handshaking — to indicate whether it
is either busy or ready to receive data. The default value is “Yes.” Refer to
Section 17 — Alternate Host Considerations for more information.
42 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
43 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
44 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
45 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
46 — Reserved
This option is reserved
47 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
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48 — Continuous Bell Ringing
For printers capable of sounding an alarm, this option can alert the printer
attendant of important printed information. This option provides four
choices: (A) Disabled, (B) Both ULTRA and printer bells will ring,
(C) Only the printer bell will ring, and (D) Only the ULTRA bell will ring.
In order to maintain compatibility with older ULTRA firmware, the
ULTRA will also accept values of “Y” and “N.”
If this option is set to “B,” “C” or “Y,” when the coax host sends an SCS
2Fh character, the ULTRA will start to send BELL characters (07h ASCII
or 2Fh EBCDIC) to the printer once per second. To turn off bell ringing,
press the HOLD PRINT button on the ULTRA front panel. The default
value is “A” (No).
49 — Eliminate DSC C0 05 Header
Some applications send these two DSC characters to the printer, but they
have no significance. When this option is set to “Yes,” C0 05 sequences are
ignored. The default value is “No.”
50 — Alternate Host Enable/Disable
Determines which, if any, of the alternate host ports is enabled: (A) OFF,
(B) Both parallel and serial, (C) Serial only and (D) Parallel only. The
default value is (A), and this selection ensures that no data or noise will be
read from the alternate host ports.
51 — DSC EM Generates CR/LF in Infinite Line Length
IBM specifies that the EM (End of Message) character will have the effect
of sending a CR/LF to the printer when the printhead is in any column other
than column one. Setting this option to “No” causes the ULTRA to conform
to this IBM specification, while setting it to “Yes” causes a CR/LF to be
sent to the printer whenever an EM is received, regardless of the printhead
position. The default value is “No.” This option has no effect unless Option
#1 (Column Width) has been set to 0, implying an infinite line length. Refer
to Section 15 — DSC Data Streams for more information.
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52 — SCS EM Always Generates CR/LF
IBM specifications state that the EM (End of Message) character will have
the effect of sending a CR/LF to the printer when the printhead is in any
column other than column one. Setting this option to “No” causes the
ULTRA to conform to this IBM specification, while setting it to “Yes”
causes a CR/LF to be sent to the printer whenever an EM is received,
regardless of the printhead position. The default value is “No.” Refer to
Section 14 — SCS Data Streams for more information.
53 — IBM 35 Hex Transparency
If this option is set to “Yes,” 35 Hex transparency is enabled. If set to “No,”
35h will be ignored. The default value is “No.” Refer to Section 11 —
Transparency Modes for more information.
Note: If this option is set to “Yes,” Option #1 — Column width should be
set to 0 (infinite line length), Option #2 — Lines Per Page should be set to 0
(infinite page length), and Option #15 — Bold Print Emulation should be
set to C (none). Otherwise, unpredictable formatting errors could occur.
Refer to Section 12 — DisplayWrite 370 Support for more information.
54 — Power On Reset (POR) After 60 Seconds
The ULTRA is capable of announcing to the host that it is ready, even
under catastrophic circumstances. This option determines whether or not
the ULTRA will send a POR sequence to the coax host after 60 seconds
have passed without data being received from the coax host.
This is used in situations where the controller has been turned off and back
on, and when it does not know about the devices that are attached to it. The
POR informs the controller that the ULTRA is ready. The default is “No.”
If set to “Yes,” the following statements are true:
• If power to either the coax host or controller fails, the controller
(when it resumes operation) may consider the ULTRA inactive.
After a 60 seconds, the ULTRA will reestablish its relationship with
the coax host.
• Some systems are put to “sleep” when not in use. When the system
resumes operation, the ULTRA will announce to the coax host that it
is ready also.
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55 — MD-Laser Support
Determines whether or not the ULTRA will provide Maersk Data Products
continuous escape support. Select “Yes” if using Maersk Data software. If
this option is set to “Yes,” when the three-character sequence “Esc C 2” is
detected in the data stream, the hexadecimal value of the character pairs
following the sequence will be sent to the printer until a terminator (Esc) is
detected. The default value is “No.” Refer to Section 11 — Transparency
Modes for more information.
Note: If this option is set to “Yes,” Option #1 — Column width should be
set to 0 (infinite line length), Option #2 — Lines Per Page should be set to 0
(infinite page length), and Option #15 — Bold Print Emulation should be
set to C (none). Otherwise, unpredictable formatting errors could occur.
Refer to Section 12 — DisplayWrite 370 Support for more information.
56 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
57 — DSC NL at EM Even If in Column 1
IBM specifications state that the EM (End of Message) character will have
the effect of sending a CR/LF to the printer when the printhead is in any
column other than column one. Setting this option to “No” causes the
ULTRA to conform to this IBM specification, while setting it to “Yes”
causes a CR/LF to be sent to the printer whenever an EM is received,
regardless of the printhead position. The default value is “No.” Refer to
Section 15 — DSC Data Streams for more information.
58 — Metacode Support
Metacode is a variation of 35 Hex transparency. If this option is set to
“Yes,” Metacode support is enabled. If set to “No,” 35h will be ignored.
The default value is “No.” Refer to Section 11 — Transparency Modes and
Section 16 — Xerox Applications for more information.
Note: If this option is set to “Yes,” Option #1 — Column width should be
set to 0 (infinite line length), Option #2 — Lines Per Page should be set to 0
(infinite page length), and Option #15 — Bold Print Emulation should be
set to C (none). Otherwise, unpredictable formatting errors could occur.
Refer to Section 12 — DisplayWrite 370 Support for more information.
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59 — Laserpage Support
Determines whether or not the ULTRA supports Laserpage, a software
product that allows IBM AFP data streams to be printed to Xerox and
Hewlett-Packard laser printing systems. Laserpage uses a transparency
mode similar to pseudo transparency mode, but with repeat count
capabilities. The default value is “No.” If using Laserpage, set this option to
“Yes.” Refer to Section 11 — Transparency Modes for more information.
Note: If this option is set to “Yes,” Option #1 — Column width should be
set to 0 (infinite line length), Option #2 — Lines Per Page should be set to 0
(infinite page length), and Option #15 — Bold Print Emulation should be
set to C (none). Otherwise, unpredictable formatting errors could occur.
Refer to Section 12 — DisplayWrite 370 Support for more information.
60 — Xerox Graphic Window Support
Determines whether or not the ULTRA supports Graphic Windows, a
feature of Xerox printers. The default is value “No.” Refer to Section 16 —
Xerox Applications for more information.
Note: This option must be set to “No” if EBCDIC output is selected using
Option #10-B or 10-C.
61 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
62 — Allow EBCDIC Font Downloading
Determines whether or not the ULTRA supports the downloading of Xerox
EBCDIC fonts. The default value is “No.” Refer to Section 16 — Xerox
Applications for more information.
Note: This option must be set to “No” if EBCDIC output is selected using
Option #10-B or 10-C.
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The following table lists the ULTRA General Configuration Options, the
valid range of values for each option, the default value for each option, and
the values that can be selected from the ULTRA front panel. All values that
cannot be selected from the front panel, including programmable function
strings and translate table values, must be downloaded from either the coax
host or from an alternate host.
#
Configuration Description
Valid
Range
Default
Value
Front
Panel
1
Column Width
0 - 255
132
2
Lines Per Page
0 - 255
0
0, 66
3
Line Spacing
1-9
1
1, 2
4
Local Copy Null Line Suppression
Y, N
Y
Y, N
5
Xerox 36 Hex Transparency
Y, N
N
Y, N
6
Form Feed Before Local Copy
Y, N
N
Y, N
7
Form Feed After Local Copy
Y, N
Y
Y, N
8
New Line Order (CR/LF or LF/CR)
A, B
A (CR/LF)
A, B
9
0, 132, 255
PA Key Usage
A, B
A (Normal)
A, B
10
Output in ASCII or EBCDIC
A-C
A (ASCII)
A, B
11
APL Output
Y, N
N
Y, N
12
Reserved
13
Suppress Spaces Before Pseudo
Transparent Packets
Y, N
N
Y, N
14
Suppress Carriage Control
Characters
Y, N
N
Y, N
15
Bold Print Emulation
A-C
C (None)
A-C
16
Suppress Leading Spaces
Y, N
N
Y, N
17
Reserved
18
Reserved
19
Reserved
20
Physical Buffer Size
A-D
C (4K)
A-D
21
Logical Buffer Size
A-E
D (3440K)
A-E
22
Reserved
23
Reserved
24
Reserved
25
Centronics or Dataproducts Parallel
A, B
A (Cent.)
A, B
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Valid
Range
Default
Value
Front
Panel
Y, N
Y
Y, N
0 - 255
10 minutes
0, 10, 60
A (Trigger 1
+ Trigger 2)
A, B
Y, N
27
Intervention Required Delay (min.)
28
Reserved
29
Reserved
30
Pseudo Transparency Mode (PTM)
Selection
A, B
31
Discard PTM Terminating Delimiter
Y, N
N
32
DSC Trigger 1
Hex
1Bh (¢)
33
DSC Trigger 2
Hex
1Ah ($)
34
SCS Trigger 1
Hex
4Ah (¢)
35
SCS Trigger 2
Hex
5Bh ($)
36
Reserved
37
Reserved
38
Reserved
39
Non-Transparency Trigger 1 Output
Hex
9Bh
40
Alt. Host Lockout Duration (secs.)
0 - 255
3 seconds
3, 10, 255
41
Serial Alt. Host CTS Enabled
Y, N
Y
Y, N
42
Reserved
43
Reserved
44
Reserved
45
Reserved
46
Reserved
47
Reserved
48
Continuous Bell Ringing
A-D
A (Disable)
A-D
49
Eliminate DSC C0 05 Header
Y, N
N
Y, N
50
Alternate Host Enable/Disable
A-D
A (Disable)
A-D
51
DSC EM Generates CR/LF in
Infinite Line Length
Y, N
N
Y, N
52
SCS EM Always Generates CR/LF
Y, N
N
Y, N
53
IBM 35 Hex Transparency
Y, N
N
Y, N
54
Power On Reset After 60 Seconds
Y, N
N
Y, N
55
MD-Laser Support
Y, N
N
Y, N
Y, N
N
Y, N
56
Reserved
57
DSC NL at EM Even if in Column 1
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Valid
Range
Default
Value
Front
Panel
58
Metacode Support
Y, N
N
Y, N
59
Laserpage Support
Y, N
N
Y, N
60
Xerox Graphic Window Support
Y, N
N
Y, N
61
Reserved
62
Allow EBCDIC Font Downloading
Y, N
N
Y, N
Functional Grouping of ULTRA Options
The ULTRA is a dynamic product that is constantly evolving to suit the
requirements of the ever-changing environment in which it performs its
task. As it has changed, new options have been added with the result that
the numerical listing of its functions does not correspond to functional
groups. The following table lists the options of the ULTRA in functional
groups, so the user can better understand how to configure the unit for the
user’s specific environment.
Printer Output
Option 10 — Output in ASCII or EBCDIC
Option 25 — Centronics or Dataproducts parallel
Page Formatting
Option 1 — Column Width
Option 2 — Lines Per Page
Option 3 — Line Spacing
SCS Options
Option 5 — Xerox 36 Hex Transparency
Option 9 — PA Key Usage
Option 14 — Suppress Carriage Control Characters
Option 34 — SCS Trigger 1
Option 35 — SCS Trigger 2
Option 48 — Continuous Bell Ringing
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Option 52 — SCS EM Always Generates CR/LF
Option 53 — IBM 35 Hex Transparency
Option 58 — Metacode Support
DSC Options
Option 11 — APL Output
Option 32 — DSC Trigger 1
Option 33 — DSC Trigger 2
Option 49 — Eliminate DSC C0 05 Header
Option 51 — DSC EM Generates CR/LF in Infinite Line Length
Option 57 — DSC NL at EM Even If in Column 1
Local Copy Page Formatting
Option 4 — Local Copy Null Line Suppression
Option 6 — Form Feed Before Local Copy
Option 7 — Form Feed After Local Copy
Host Parameters
Option 9 — PA Key Usage
Option 20 — Physical Buffer Size
Option 21 — Logical Buffer Size
Option 26 — Intervention Required
Option 27 — Intervention Required Delay
Option 40 — Alternate Host Lockout Duration
Option 54 — Power On Reset (POR) After 60 Seconds
Transparency Modes
Option 5 — Xerox 35 Hex Transparency
Option 13 — Suppress Spaces Before Pseudo Transparent Packets
Option 30 — Pseudo Transparency Mode (PTM) Selection
Option 31 — Discard PTM Terminating Delimiter
CONFIGURATION OPTIONS
Option 32 — DSC Trigger 1
Option 33 — DSC Trigger 2
Option 34 — SCS Trigger 1
Option 35 — SCS Trigger 2
Option 39 — Non-Transparency Trigger 1 Output
Option 53 — IBM 35 Hex Transparency
Option 55 — MD-Laser Support
Option 58 — Metacode Support
Option 59 — Laserpage Support
Custom Configuration
Option 8 — New Line Order
Option 9 — PA Key Usage
Option 11 — APL Output
Option 14 — Suppress Carriage Control Characters
Option 15 — Bold Print Emulation
Option 16 — Suppress Leading Spaces
Option 48 — Continuous Bell Ringing
Option 49 — Eliminate DSC C0 05 Header
Option 55 — MD Laser Support
Option 58 — Metacode Support
Option 59 — Laserpage Support
Option 60 — Xerox Graphic Window Support
Option 62 — Allow EBCDIC Font Downloading
Alternate Host Setup
Option 40 — Alternate Host Lockout Duration
Option 41 — Serial Alternate Host CTS Enabled
Option 50 — Alternate Host Enable/Disable
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SECTION 6
PROGRAMMABLE FUNCTION
STRINGS
General Information
Programmable function strings (PFSs) provide a means of storing
frequently used printer data and instruction strings and sending them to the
printer. PFSs are used by the ULTRA to implement special features found
on a variety of printers. These features include bolding, underlining,
overstriking, etc.
The ULTRA sends the appropriate PFS to the printer whenever some
special formatting or control function is required. PFSs are sometimes sent
to the printer automatically in response to a host command, sometimes in
response to the characteristics of the data stream, and sometimes as a
response to a trigger that the user has embedded in the data stream. For
example, the ULTRA looks up the contents of PFS 9 — Bold On and sends
it to the printer if: a) the system requests bolding; b) Option #15 — Bold
Print Emulation is set to (A) 3287 emulation or (B) DisplayWrite
emulation and a [character-backspace-same character] sequence is
detected in the data stream; or c) the user has placed the command ¢&9
[Trigger 1-Ampersand-PFS#] in the data stream.
Programming the PFSs is necessary to access the printer’s special functions.
Refer to the printer user’s manual for a list of escape sequences that control
the printer. Refer to Section 9 — Coax Host Configuration and Section 10
— Alternate Host Configuration for information on programming PFSs.
The user may also want to use the ULTRA PFSs in a way not anticipated by
AGILE. For instance, if the user’s printer can double underline, and if the
user would like to use double underlining instead of single underlining, PFS
5 — Underlining On and PFS 6 — Underlining Off can be replaced with
the printer’s escape sequences for double underlining on and off,
respectively.
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PFS Table
The following table shows the default function of each PFS along with its
access number:
PFS#
Default Function
0
Power On Sequence
1
6 LPI
2
8 LPI
3
DisplayWrite 370 Overstriking On
4
DisplayWrite 370 Overstriking Off
5
DisplayWrite 370 Underlining On
6
DisplayWrite 370 Underlining Off
7
PA1 Key
8
PA2 Key
9
DisplayWrite 370 Bolding On
A
DisplayWrite 370 Bolding Off
B
Coax Host PFS
C
Alternate Host PFS
D
Custom Banner
E
Begin Bracket
F
System Status Available (SSA)
G
Tray 1
H
Tray 2
I
Tray 3
J
Manual Feed
K
Envelope Tray
PROGRAMMABLE FUNCTION STRINGS
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Accessing PFSs from the Host
All of the ULTRA PFSs may be triggered by the user directly, rather than
by the host application. To force an escape sequence from the coax host,
simply key:
¢&n
where ¢ (the Trigger 1 default) is the trigger; an ampersand (&) tells the
ULTRA to send a PFS to the printer; and n is the number of the PFS to
send. Here are some examples:
¢&0 send the Power On Sequence PFS to the printer
¢&2 set line density to 8 lines per inch
PFSs can be triggered at any appropriate place in the data stream, or the
trigger sequence may be sent as a file print or as a local copy.
Note: If the user intends to trigger PFSs in the data stream of a print job,
Option #1 — Column Width should be set to 0 (infinite line length), Option
#2 — Lines Per Page should be set to 0 (infinite page length), and Option
#15 — Bold Print Emulation should be set to C (none). Otherwise,
unpredictable formatting errors could occur. Refer to Section 12 —
DisplayWrite 370 Support for more information.
Multiple Function Strings
Programmable Function Strings may be set up so they will automatically
execute additional PFSs. By including a plus sign (+) as the last character in
a PFS, the ULTRA will send that PFS plus the following PFS to the printer.
For example, if PFS 3 is defined as:
[xx][xx][xx]+
(where [xx] represents a hexadecimal pair)
whenever PFS 3 is executed, the contents of both PFS 3 and PFS 4 will be
sent to the printer.
By including a plus sign (+) and a PFS number as the last two characters in
a PFS, the ULTRA will send that PFS plus PFS n to the printer. For
example, if PFS 2 is defined as:
[xx][xx][xx]+7
(where [xx] represents a hexadecimal pair)
whenever PFS 2 is executed, the contents of both PFS 2 and PFS 7 will be
sent to the printer.
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PFS Descriptions
The following is a complete list of PFSs currently offered. A description of
when each PFS is triggered by the host application is included, although
PFSs can also be triggered by the user at any time.
0 — Power On Sequence
The contents of the Power On Sequence PFS are sent to the printer each
time the ULTRA is powered on or RESET. The Power On Sequence is also
sent to the printer when a ¢&0 [Trigger 1-ampersand-zero] that the user
has embedded in the data stream is encountered by the ULTRA.
1 — 6 LPI or User-defined
When a host line density command (2B C6 02 nn) is detected and nn is 0C
(0Ch = 12/72nds), the contents of this PFS are output to the printer. Note:
This command will be seen only in an SCS data stream. The 6 LPI PFS will
also be sent to the printer when a ¢&1 [Trigger 1-ampersand-one] that the
user has embedded in the data stream is encountered by the ULTRA. If the
user is certain that the host never sets line density, the user may program
this PFS for any purpose.
2 — 8 LPI or User-defined
When a host line density command (2B C6 02 nn) is detected and nn is 09
(09h = 9/72nds), the contents of this PFS are output to the printer. Note:
This command will be seen only in an SCS data stream. The 8 LPI PFS will
also be sent to the printer when a ¢&2 [Trigger 1-ampersand-two] that the
user has embedded in the data stream is encountered by the ULTRA. If the
user is certain that the host never sets line density, the user may program
this PFS for any purpose.
3 — DisplayWrite 370 Overstriking On or User-defined
If a [character-backspace-different character] sequence is detected in the
data stream, this PFS is sent to the printer. Note: This is used only when
Option #15 — Bold Print Emulation is set to (A) 3287 emulation or
(B) DisplayWrite 370 emulation. The Overstriking On PFS will also be sent
to the printer when a ¢&3 [Trigger 1-ampersand-three] that the user has
embedded in the data stream is encountered by the ULTRA. If the user is
certain that the host never turns on overstriking, or if Option #15 has been
set to (C) None, the user may program this PFS for any purpose.
PROGRAMMABLE FUNCTION STRINGS
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4 — DisplayWrite 370 Overstriking Off or User-defined
If overstriking was on previously and a [character-character] sequence is
detected in the data stream, this PFS is sent to the printer. Note: This is used
only when Option #15 — Bold Print Emulation is set to (A) 3287 emulation
or (B) DisplayWrite 370 emulation. The Overstriking Off PFS will also be
sent to the printer when a ¢&4 [Trigger 1-ampersand-four] that the user
has embedded in the data stream is encountered by the ULTRA. If the user
is certain that the host never turns off overstriking, or if Option #15 has
been set to (C) None, the user may program this PFS for any purpose.
5 — DisplayWrite 370 Underlining On or User-defined
If a [character-backspace-underline] sequence is detected in the data
stream, this PFS is sent to the printer. Note: This is used only when Option
#15 — Bold Print Emulation is set to (A) 3287 emulation or (B) DisplayWrite 370 emulation. The Underlining On PFS will also be sent to the
printer when a ¢&5 [Trigger 1-ampersand-five] that the user has embedded
in the data stream is encountered by the ULTRA. If the user is certain that
the host never turns on underlining, or if Option #15 has been set to (C)
None, the user may program this PFS for any purpose.
6 — DisplayWrite 370 Underlining Off or User-defined
If underlining was on previously and a [character-non-backspace]
sequence is detected in the data stream, this PFS is sent to the printer. Note:
This is used only when Option #15 — Bold Print Emulation is set to (A)
3287 emulation or (B) DisplayWrite 370 emulation. The Underlining Off
PFS will also be sent to the printer when a ¢&6 [Trigger 1-ampersand-six]
that the user has embedded in the data stream is encountered by the
ULTRA. If the user is certain that the host never turns off underlining, or if
Option #15 has been set to (C) None, the user may program this PFS for
any purpose.
7 — PA1 Key (User-defined)
The contents of the PA1 Key PFS are sent to the printer when a ¢&7
[Trigger 1-ampersand-seven] that the user has embedded in the data stream
is encountered by the ULTRA. If Option #9 — PA Key Usage is set to (B)
PFS, the PA1 Key PFS will be sent to the printer each time the PA1 Key on
the front panel is pressed. The user may program this PFS for any purpose.
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8 — PA2 Key (User-defined)
The contents of the PA2 Key PFS are sent to the printer when a ¢&8
[Trigger 1-ampersand-eight] that the user has embedded in the data stream
is encountered by the ULTRA. If Option #9 — PA Key Usage is set to (B)
PFS, the PA2 Key PFS will be sent to the printer each time the PA2 Key on
the front panel is pressed. The user may program this PFS for any purpose.
9 — DisplayWrite 370 Bolding On or User-defined
If a [character-backspace-same character] sequence is detected in the data
stream, this PFS is sent to the printer. Note: This is used only when Option
#15 — Bold Print Emulation is set to (A) 3287 emulation or
(B) DisplayWrite 370 emulation. The Bolding On PFS will also be sent to
the printer when a ¢&9 [Trigger 1-ampersand-nine] that the user has
embedded in the data stream is encountered by the ULTRA. If the user is
certain that the host never turns on bolding, or if Option #15 has been set to
(C) None, the user may program this PFS for any purpose.
A — DisplayWrite 370 Bolding Off or User-defined
If bolding was on previously and a [character-non-backspace] sequence is
detected in the data stream, this PFS is sent to the printer. Note: This is used
only when Option #15 — Bold Print Emulation is set to (A) 3287 emulation
or (B) DisplayWrite 370 emulation. The Bolding Off PFS will also be sent
to the printer when a ¢&A [Trigger 1-ampersand-A] that the user has
embedded in the data stream is encountered by the ULTRA. If the user is
certain that the host never turns off bolding, or if Option #15 has been set to
(C) None, the user may program this PFS for any purpose.
B — Coax Host PFS
The contents of the Coax Host PFS are sent to the printer each time the
ULTRA begins a coax host print job after printing an alternate host print
job. The Coax Host PFS is also sent to the printer when a ¢&B [Trigger 1ampersand-B] that the user has embedded in the data stream is encountered
by the ULTRA.
Note: If the user has selected Option #10-C — Switchable ASCII/EBCDIC
Output, this PFS must be programmed with the =MCK= command to
change to XES mode.
PROGRAMMABLE FUNCTION STRINGS
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C — Alternate Host PFS
The contents of the Alternate Host PFS are sent to the printer each time the
ULTRA begins an alternate host print job after printing a coax host print
job. The Alternate Host PFS is also sent to the printer when a ¢&C
[Trigger 1-ampersand-C] that the user has embedded in the data stream is
encountered by the ULTRA.
Note: If the user has selected Option #10-C — Switchable ASCII/EBCDIC
Output, this PFS must be programmed with the =MCK= command to
change to HP PCL emulation mode.
D — Custom Banner
The contents of the custom banner are printed as a text header on Auto
Buffer Dump reports. The custom banner is entered as text (not as
hexadecimal), and a maximum of 76 characters is allowed. Refer to Section
4 — Troubleshooting for more information on Auto Buffer Dumps.
E — Begin Bracket
The contents of the Begin Bracket PFS are sent to the printer each time the
ULTRA begins a bracketed coax host print job. The Begin Bracket PFS is
also sent to the printer when a ¢&E [Trigger 1-ampersand-E] that the user
has embedded in the data stream is encountered by the ULTRA.
F — System Status Available (SSA)
The contents of the System Status Available PFS are sent to the printer each
time the ULTRA receives an SSA command from the coax host. The SSA
PFS is also sent to the printer when a ¢&F [Trigger 1-ampersand-F] that
the user has embedded in the data stream is encountered by the ULTRA.
G — Tray 1 or User-defined
In SCS data streams, the contents of the Tray 1 PFS are sent to the printer
each time the ULTRA receives a Tray 1 selection command from the coax
host. The Tray 1 PFS is also sent to the printer when a ¢&G [Trigger 1ampersand-G] that the user has embedded in the data stream is encountered
by the ULTRA. If the user is certain that this tray selection command is
never sent by the host application, the user may program this PFS for any
purpose.
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H — Tray 2 or User-defined
In SCS data streams, the contents of the Tray 2 PFS are sent to the printer
each time the ULTRA receives a Tray 2 selection command from the coax
host. The Tray 2 PFS is also sent to the printer when a ¢&H [Trigger 1ampersand-H] that the user has embedded in the data stream is encountered
by the ULTRA. If the user is certain that this tray selection command is
never sent by the host application, the user may program this PFS for any
purpose.
I — Tray 3 or User-defined
In SCS data streams, the contents of the Tray 3 PFS are sent to the printer
each time the ULTRA receives a Tray 3 selection command from the coax
host. The Tray 3 PFS is also sent to the printer when a ¢&I [Trigger 1ampersand-I] that the user has embedded in the data stream is encountered
by the ULTRA. If the user is certain that this tray selection command is
never sent by the host application, the user may program this PFS for any
purpose.
J — Manual Feed or User-defined
In SCS data streams, the contents of the Manual Feed PFS are sent to the
printer each time the ULTRA receives a Manual Feed selection command
from the coax host. The Manual Feed PFS is also sent to the printer when a
¢&J [Trigger 1-ampersand-J] that the user has embedded in the data
stream is encountered by the ULTRA. If the user is certain that this tray
selection command is never sent by the host application, the user may
program this PFS for any purpose.
K — Envelope Tray or User-defined
In SCS data streams, the contents of the Envelope Tray PFS are sent to the
printer each time the ULTRA receives an Envelope Tray selection
command from the coax host. The Envelope Tray PFS is also sent to the
printer when a ¢&K [Trigger 1-ampersand-K] that the user has embedded
in the data stream is encountered by the ULTRA. If the user is certain that
this tray selection command is never sent by the host application, the user
may program this PFS for any purpose.
SECTION 7
TRANSLATE TABLES
General Information
The data stream from the coax host or alternate host is not sent directly
through the ULTRA to the attached printer. Rather, all characters must first
pass through the appropriate character code translation table, even if the
printer uses the same data format as the source device.
If the data formats of the two devices are different, a translation table is
selected that will convert the data from one format to another. The most
basic function of the ULTRA is to convert EBCDIC (or coax host) data to
ASCII data one byte at a time. Each translate table has 256 entries
numbered 00 to FF. When a character is received by the ULTRA, the
corresponding character from the appropriate translate table is substituted,
and that value is sent to the printer.
The ULTRA uses twelve translate tables that can be modified by the user
(although five are reserved). The tables are listed here with their table
access number or letter:
Table #
Description
1
DSC to ASCII
2
3
4
5
6
SCS to ASCII
ASCII to ASCII (also used for the configuration report)
DSC to EBCDIC
SCS to EBCDIC
ASCII to EBCDIC (also used for the configuration report)
7
8
9
A
B
DSC to APL
SCS to APL
Reserved — SCS font download table
Reserved — DSC font download table
Reserved — not used
C
Reserved — not used
Translate tables can be modified from the coax host or from an alternate
host. Refer to Section 9 — Coax Host Configuration and Section 10 —
Alternate Host Configuration for information.
Note: Modifying translate tables should be attempted only by advanced
users with a clear understanding of how the translate tables function.
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Translate Table Selection
The ULTRA determines the appropriate translation table to use based upon
both the user’s configuration of the ULTRA and the data stream it receives.
The output (ASCII or EBCDIC) is determined by the user’s configuration
of the ULTRA using configuration Option #10. Option #11 determines if
APL output is supported for DSC data streams when Option #10 is
configured for ASCII output and when Option #20 is configured for EAB
support.
The input is detected by analysis of the data stream by the ULTRA. When
an EBCDIC character from the host arrives at the ULTRA, it may be either
DSC or SCS data. See Section 14 — SCS Data Streams and Section 15 —
DSC Data Streams for more information. The table to be used is selected by
the ULTRA by combining the information from the input and output
variables as follows:
Input:
• If the data stream is ASCII (from an alternate host), the appropriate
translate table is 3 (for ASCII output) or 6 (for EBCDIC output).
• If the coax host data stream is in DSC format, the appropriate
translate table is 1 (for ASCII output), 4 (EBCDIC output) or 7 (APL
output).
• If the coax host data stream is in SCS format, the appropriate
translate table is 2 (for ASCII output), 5 (EBCDIC output) or 8 (APL
output).
Output:
• If the ULTRA is configured for ASCII output, the appropriate
translate table is 1, 2 or 3.
• If the ULTRA is configured for EBCDIC output, the appropriate
translate table is 4, 5 or 6.
• If the ULTRA is configured for APL output (refer to Options 10, 11
and 20), the appropriate translate table is 7 or 8.
TRANSLATE TABLES
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Reading Translate Tables
A Translate Table Report, with the default values of the tables selected, can
be found in the Appendix. The user can print the current values of the tables
at any time by setting dip switch B7 in the ON (down) position, pressing the
RESET button and then the CANCEL button on the ULTRA front panel.
The left column of each table is a series of numbers and letters representing
the most significant digit of the hexadecimal input character received by the
ULTRA. The top row of each table is a series of numbers and letters
representing the least significant digit of the hexadecimal input character
received by the ULTRA.
The intersection in the table of the most significant and least significant
digits of the input character is the location of the output value that the
ULTRA sends to the printer upon receiving a given input character in the
data stream.
To understand the way that the translate tables work, look at Translate
Table 1 — DSC to ASCII. Find the output value for the hexadecimal input
character '3B.' Look down the left column and find the entry “3.” Look
across the table until reaching the intersection of the column headed by “B.”
The table shows that the output value for the input value of '3B' is '7E.'
General Considerations and Notes
ASCII is a seven-bit code with 128 possible characters (96 printable
characters and 32 control characters). The ULTRA translates incoming SCS
and DSC (EBCDIC) characters directly into the appropriate seven-bit
ASCII character whenever possible. Two IBM characters, the cent sign (¢)
and the logical not (¬) are not found in seven-bit ASCII and are translated
as follows:
DSC SCS
Symbol
Name
5Fh
¬
Logical Not
1Bh 4Ah
¢
Cent Sign
36h
ASCII Symbol
5Eh
^
Name
Caret
printer dependent
The actual characters displayed by a printer may vary depending upon the
printer manufacturer. For instance, when an ASCII 7Ch is received, some
printers will display a solid vertical line (|), while others will display a
broken vertical line (¦). Many printers have their own version of eight-bit
(extended) ASCII. Extended ASCII allows the printer to display up to 128
additional characters.
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Functions
Some translate tables perform functions in addition to performing character
translation. Each input hexadecimal character that performs a function is
first translated into 05h. The function that is performed by the 05h character
is determined by the location of the 05h in the table and is indicated by the
code beneath each 05h entry in the table. Each function is listed below,
including a description for each function that does not perform in a standard
manner.
• EM (End of Message)
• FF (SCS or DSC Form Feed): Dependent upon the setting of Option #2 —
Lines Per Page. If set to 0 (infinite page length), the ULTRA will send a
form feed whenever a form feed is received. If set to a non-zero value, the
ULTRA will output CR/LF until the lines per page value is reached.
• NL (New Line)
• CR (Carriage Return)
• VCS (SCS Vertical Channel Select)
• HT (SCS Horizontal Tab): Converted into the appropriate number of
spaces to reach the next horizontal tab position.
• LF (Line Feed)
• TRN (Transparency)
• BS (Backspace)
• ESC (SCS Escape): When the SCS control sequence prefix 2Bh is
received, it indicates the beginning of an SCS format command stream
such as SHF, SVF, SLD, etc.
• VT (SCS Vertical Tab): Converted into the appropriate number of line
feeds to reach the next vertical tab position.
• GE (Graphic Escape)
• IRS (SCS Interchange Record Separator)
• NULL (SCS or DSC Null): Output to the printer as a space.
• SP (Space)
• SA (SCS Set Attribute)
• ¢ (Trigger 1 character): Processing of the Trigger 1 character depends
upon the setting of Option #30 — Pseudo Transparency Mode Selection.
TRANSLATE TABLES
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Translate Table Charts
The following pages show all of the translate tables with their default
values. An explanation of when each table is invoked by the ULTRA is
included, and a description of the functions performed by each table is
provided.
Table 1 — DSC to ASCII
This translate table is invoked when a DSC data stream is detected by the
ULTRA and when Option #10 is set to (A) ASCII.
During an unformatted operation, printing begins with the first data byte
and continues until the last data byte is printed, or until a valid EM
character is received. Each print line is left justified. At the end of each
printout, a CR/LF is sent to allow the printer to start the next printout at the
left margin. When an EM appears in the first print position of a print line, a
CR/LF is not sent to the printer, because the printer is already positioned at
the left margin for the next printout.
In DSC, 16h is a solid vertical line (|) and is translated into an ASCII 7Ch
and sent to the printer. Some printers display a solid vertical line when a
7Ch is received, and some display a broken vertical line (¦). In DSC, 17h is
a broken vertical line and is translated into extended ASCII 99h, an eightbit ASCII character. This is compatible with Xerox laser printers.
DSC 31h is a hyphen (-), and is translated into an ASCII 2Dh. If DSC input
codes for graphic characters, international character sets or non-translatable
characters are found in the data, they will be translated into a hyphen.
Six locations in the DSC to ASCII table are used to perform functions. The
following chart indicates the function that will be performed upon the
receipt of each DSC input value:
Input value
00h
01h
02h
03h
05h
10h
1Bh
Function
Null
EM (End of Message)
FF (Form Feed)
NL (New Line)
CR (Carriage Return)
SP (Space)
¢ (Trigger 1 character default)
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Table 1 — DSC to ASCII
LS
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
A
B
C
D
E
F
05
NULL
05
EM
05
FF
05
NL
2D
-
05
CR
2D
-
2D
-
3E
^
3C
<
5B
[
5D
]
29
)
28
(
7D
}
7B
{
16 1
05
SP
3D
=
27
'
22
"
2F
/
5C
\
7C
|
99
¦
3F
?
21
!
24
$
05
¢
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
32 2
30
0
31
1
32
2
33
3
34
4
35
5
36
6
37
7
38
8
39
9
2D
-
15
23
#
40
@
25
%
5F
_
48 3
26
&
2D
-
2E
.
2C
,
3A
:
2B
+
5E
^
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
5E
^
7E
~
2D
-
60
`
27
'
2D
-
64 4
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
80 5
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
96 6
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
112 7
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
128 8
61
a
62
b
63
c
64
d
65
e
66
f
67
g
68
h
69
i
6A
j
6B
k
6C
l
6D
m
6E
n
6F
o
70
p
144 9
71
q
72
r
73
s
74
t
75
u
76
v
77
w
78
x
79
y
7A
z
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
160 A
41
A
42
B
43
C
44
D
45
E
46
F
47
G
48
H
49
I
4A
J
4B
K
4C
L
4D
M
4E
N
4F
O
50
P
176 B
51
Q
52
R
53
S
54
T
55
U
56
V
57
W
58
X
59
Y
5A
Z
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
3B
;
2A
*
192 C
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
208 D
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
224 E
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
240 F
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
MS
00
0
15
TRANSLATE TABLES
Page 7-7
Table 2 — SCS to ASCII
Translate Table 2 is invoked when the ULTRA detects an SCS data stream
and when Option #10 is set to (A) ASCII.
SCS input code 40h is the SCS space character. Other SCS input codes
representing attributes or graphic characters will be translated into a space
(ASCII 20h). This emulates the functions of a 3287 printer.
SCS 5Eh is the logical not (¬) and is translated into ASCII 5Eh, the caret
(^) symbol.
SCS 60h is a hyphen (-) and is translated into an ASCII 2Dh. If SCS input
codes for graphic characters, international character sets or non-translatable
characters are found in the data, they will be translated into a hyphen.
Fourteen locations in the SCS to ASCII table are used to perform functions.
The following chart indicates the function that will be performed upon the
receipt of each SCS input value:
Input value
04h
05h
08h
0Bh
0Ch
0Dh
15h
16h
19h
1Eh
25h
28h
2Bh
35h
4Ah
Function
VCS (Vertical Channel Select)
HT (Horizontal Tab)
GE (Graphic Escape)
VT (Vertical Tab)
FF (Form Feed)
CR (Carriage Return)
NL (New Line)
BS (Backspace)
EM (End of Message)
IRS (Interchange Record Separator)
LF (Line Feed)
SA (SCS Set Attribute)
ESC (SCS Escape)
TRN (Transparency)
¢ (Trigger 1 character default)
Page 7-8
6287 ULTRA User’s Manual
Table 2 — SCS to ASCII
LS
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
A
B
C
D
E
F
0
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
05
VCS
05
HT
20
SP
20
SP
05
GE
20
SP
20
SP
05
VT
05
FF
05
CR
20
SP
20
SP
16 1
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
05
NL
05
BS
20
SP
20
SP
05
EM
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
05
IRS
20
SP
32 2
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
05
LF
20
SP
1B
ESC
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
05
ESC
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
48 3
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
05
TRN
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
20
SP
64 4
20
SP
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
05
¢
2E
.
3C
<
28
(
2B
+
7C
|
80 5
26
&
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
21
!
24
$
2A
*
29
)
3B
;
5E
^
96 6
2D
-
2F
/
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
7C
|
2C
,
25
%
5F
_
3E
>
3F
?
112 7
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
60
`
3A
:
23
#
40
@
27
'
3D
=
22
"
128 8
2D
-
61
a
62
b
63
c
64
d
65
e
66
f
67
g
68
h
69
i
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
144 9
2D
-
6A
j
6B
k
6C
l
6D
m
6E
n
6F
o
70
p
71
q
72
r
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
160 A
2D
-
7E
*!
73
s
74
t
75
u
76
v
77
w
78
x
79
y
7A
z
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
5B
[
2D
-
2D
-
176 B
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
5D
]
2D
-
2D
-
192 C
7B
{
41
A
42
B
43
C
44
D
45
E
46
F
47
G
48
H
49
I
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
208 D
7D
}
4A
J
4B
K
4C
L
4D
M
4E
N
4F
O
50
P
51
Q
52
R
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
224 E
5C
\
2D
-
53
S
54
T
55
U
56
V
57
W
58
X
59
Y
5A
Z
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
240 F
30
0
31
1
32
2
33
3
34
4
35
5
36
6
37
7
38
8
39
9
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
2D
-
MS
00
15
TRANSLATE TABLES
Page 7-9
Translate Table 3 — ASCII to ASCII
Translate Table 3 is a pass-through table used to send alternate host data to
a printer using the ASCII character set. It is invoked when the ULTRA
detects an ASCII data stream and when Option #10 is set to (A) ASCII or
(C) Switchable.
This table is also used to pass through the configuration report (created in
ASCII) to an ASCII printer when Option #10 is set to (A) ASCII. If this
table is modified by the user, the configuration report sent to the printer will
be affected.
Page 7-10
6287 ULTRA User’s Manual
Translate Table 3 — ASCII to ASCII
LS
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
A
B
C
D
E
F
0
00
NULL
01
SOH
02
STX
03
ETX
04
EOT
05
ENQ
06
ACK
07
BEL
08
BS
09
HT
0A
LF
0B
VT
0C
FF
0D
CR
0E
SO
OF
SI
16 1
10
DLE
11
DC1
12
DC2
13
DC3
14
DC4
15
NAK
16
SYN
17
ETB
18
CAN
19
EM
1A
SUB
1B
ESC
1C
FS
1D
GS
1E
RS
1F
US
32 2
20
SP
21
!
22
"
23
#
24
$
25
%
26
&
27
'
28
(
29
)
2A
*
2B
+
2C
,
2D
-
2E
.
2F
/
48 3
30
0
31
1
32
2
33
3
34
4
35
5
36
6
37
7
38
8
39
9
3A
:
3B
;
3C
<
3D
=
3E
>
3F
?
64 4
40
@
41
A
42
B
43
C
44
D
45
E
46
F
47
G
48
H
49
I
4A
J
4B
K
4C
L
4D
M
4E
N
4F
O
80 5
50
P
51
Q
52
R
53
S
54
T
55
U
56
V
57
W
58
X
59
Y
5A
Z
5B
[
5C
\
5D
]
5E
^
5F
_
96 6
60
`
61
a
62
b
63
c
64
d
65
e
66
f
67
g
68
h
69
i
6A
j
6B
k
6C
l
6D
m
6E
n
6F
o
112 7
70
p
71
q
72
r
73
s
74
t
75
u
76
v
77
w
78
x
79
y
7A
z
7B
{
7C
|
7D
}
7E
~
7F
DEL
128 8
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
8A
8B
8C
8D
8E
8F
144 9
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
9A
9B
9C
9D
9E
9F
160 A
A0
A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7
A8
A9
AA
AB
AC
AD
AE
AF
176 B
B0
B1
B2
B3
B4
B5
B6
B7
B8
B9
BA
BB
BC
BD
BE
BF
192 C
C0
C1
C2
C3
C4
C5
C6
C7
C8
C9
CA
CB
CC
CD
CE
CF
208 D
D0
D1
D2
D3
D4
D5
D6
D7
D8
D9
DA
DB
DC
DD
DE
DF
224 E
E0
E1
E2
E3
E4
E5
E6
E7
E8
E9
EA
EB
EC
ED
EE
EF
240 F
F0
F1
F2
F3
F4
F5
F6
F7
F8
F9
FA
FB
FC
FD
FE
FF
MS
00
15
TRANSLATE TABLES
Page 7-11
Table 4 — DSC to EBCDIC
Translate Table 4 is invoked when a DSC data stream is detected by the
ULTRA and when Option #10 is set to (B) EBCDIC or (C) Switchable.
During an unformatted operation, printing begins with the first data byte
and continues until the last data byte is printed, or until a valid EM
character is received. Each print line is left justified. At the end of each
printout, a CR/LF is sent to allow the printer to start the next printout at the
left margin. When an EM appears in the first print position of a print line, a
CR/LF is not sent to the printer, because the printer is already positioned at
the left margin for the next printout.
In DSC, 16h is a solid vertical line (|) and is translated into an EBCDIC 4Fh
and sent to the printer. Some printers display a solid vertical line when a
4Fh is received, and some display a broken vertical line (¦). In DSC, 17h is a
broken vertical line and is translated into extended ASCII 6Ah, an eight-bit
ASCII character. This is compatible with Xerox laser printers.
The DSC input codes C0h through FFh represent attributes or graphic
characters associated with 3278 CRTs. The characters will be translated into
a space (EBCDIC 40h). This emulates the function of a 3287 printer.
Seven locations in the DSC to EBCDIC table are used to perform functions.
The following chart indicates the function that will be performed upon the
receipt of each DSC input value:
Input value
00h
01h
02h
03h
05h
10h
1Bh
Function
Null
EM (End of Message)
FF (Form Feed)
NL (New Line)
CR (Carriage Return)
Space
¢ (Trigger 1 character default)
Page 7-12
6287 ULTRA User’s Manual
Table 4 — DSC to EBCDIC
LS
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
A
B
C
D
E
F
05
NULL
05
EM
05
FF
05
NL
60
-
05
CR
ED
EE
6E
>
4C
<
AD
[
BD
]
5D
)
4D
(
D0
}
C0
{
16 1
05
SP
7E
=
7D
'
7F
"
61
/
E0
\
4F
|
6A
¦
6F
?
5A
!
5B
$
05
¢
43
44
45
46
32 2
F0
0
F1
1
F2
2
F3
3
F4
4
F5
5
F6
6
F7
7
F8
8
F9
9
47
48
7B
#
7C
@
6C
%
6D
48 3
50
&
60
-
4B
.
6B
,
7A
:
4E
+
5F
49
51
52
53
A1
~
54
79
55
56
64 4
57
58
59
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
CE
CF
DD
DE
80 5
75
76
77
78
80
8A
8B
{
8C
<
8D
(*
8E
+*
8F
90
9A
98
)
9C
9D
)*
96 6
9E
+
9F
A0
_*
AA
AB
AC
41
AE
AF
B0
0*
B1
1*
B2
2*
B3
3*
B4
4*
B5
5*
B6
6*
112 7
B7
7*
B8
8*
B9
9*
BA
BB
BC
42
BE
BF
CA
CB
CC
CD
DF
DB
DC
128 8
81
a
82
b
83
c
84
d
85
e
86
f
87
g
88
h
89
i
91
j
92
k
93
l
94
m
95
n
96
o
97
p
144 9
98
q
99
r
A2
s
A3
t
A4
u
A5
v
A6
w
A7
x
A8
y
A9
z
E1
EA
EB
EC
EF
FE
160 A
C1
A
C2
B
C3
C
C4
D
C5
E
C6
F
C7
G
C8
H
C9
I
D1
J
D2
K
D3
L
D4
M
D5
N
D6
O
D7
P
176 B
D8
Q
D9
R
E2
S
E3
T
E4
U
E5
V
E6
W
E7
X
E8
Y
E9
Z
FA
FB
FC
FD
5E
;
5C
*
192 C
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
208 D
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
224 E
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
240 F
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
40
SP
MS
00
0
* indicates a superscript character.
15
TRANSLATE TABLES
Page 7-13
Table 5 — SCS to EBCDIC
Translate Table 5 is invoked when an SCS data stream is detected by the
ULTRA and when Option #10 is set to (B) EBCDIC or (C) Switchable.
Thirteen locations in the SCS to EBCDIC table are used to perform
functions. The following chart indicates the function that will be performed
upon the receipt of each SCS input value:
Input value
05h
08h
0Bh
0Ch
0Dh
15h
16h
19h
1Eh
25h
28h
2Bh
35h
4Ah
Function
HT (Horizontal Tab)
GE (Graphic Escape)
VT (Vertical Tab)
FF (Form Feed)
CR (Carriage Return)
NL (New Line)
BS (Backspace)
EM (End of Message)
IRS (Interchange Record Separator)
LF (Line Feed)
SA (SCS Set Attribute)
ESC (SCS Escape)
TRN (Transparency)
¢ (Trigger 1 character default)
Page 7-14
6287 ULTRA User’s Manual
Table 5 — SCS to EBCDIC
LS
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
A
B
C
D
E
F
0
00
01
02
03
04
05
HT
06
07
05
GE
09
0A
05
VT
05
FF
05
CR
0E
0F
16 1
10
11
12
13
14
05
NL
05
BS
17
18
05
EM
1A
1B
1C
1D
05
IRS
1F
32 2
20
21
22
23
24
05
LF
26
27
28
29
2A
05
ESC
2C
2D
2E
2F
48 3
30
31
32
33
34
05
TRN
36
37
38
39
3A
3B
3C
3D
3E
3F
64 4
40
SP
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
05
¢
4B
.
4C
<
4D
(
4E
+
4F
!
80 5
50
&
51
52
53
54
55
1/2
56
1/4
57
58
59
5A
!
5B
$
5C
*
5D
)
5E
;
5F
\
96 6
60
-
61
/
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
6A
¦
6B
,
6C
%
6D
-
6E
>
6F
?
112 7
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
`
7A
:
7B
#
7C
@
7D
'
7E
=
7F
"
128 8
80
81
a
82
b
83
c
84
d
85
e
86
f
87
g
88
h
89
i
8A
8B
(
8C
<
8D
(*
8E
+*
8F
144 9
90
91
j
92
k
93
l
94
m
95
n
96
o
97
p
98
q
99
r
9A
9B
)
9C
9D
)*
9E
+
9F
160 A
A0
_*
A1
~
A2
s
A3
t
A4
u
A5
v
A6
w
A7
x
A8
y
A9
z
AA
AB
AC
AD
[
AE
>
AF
176 B
B0
0*
B1
1*
B2
2*
B3
3*
B4
4*
B5
5*
B6
6*
B7
7*
B8
8*
B9
9*
BA
BB
BC
BD
]
BE
BF
_
192 C
C0
{
C1
A
C2
B
C3
C
C4
D
C5
E
C6
F
C7
G
C8
H
C9
I
CA
CB
CC
CD
CE
CF
208 D
D0
}
D1
J
D2
K
D3
L
D4
M
D5
N
D6
O
D7
P
D8
Q
D9
R
DA
DB
DC
DD
DE
DF
224 E
E0
\
E1
E2
S
E3
T
E4
U
E5
V
E6
W
E7
X
E8
Y
E9
Z
EA
EB
EC
ED
EE
EF
240 F
F0
0
F1
1
F2
2
F3
3
F4
4
F5
5
F6
6
F7
7
F8
8
F9
9
FA
FB
FC
FD
FE
FF
MS
00
* indicates a superscript character.
15
TRANSLATE TABLES
Page 7-15
Translate Table 6 — ASCII to EBCDIC
Translate Table 6 is used to convert ASCII alternate host data sent to a
printer using the EBCDIC character set. It is invoked when an ASCII data
stream is detected by the ULTRA and when Option #10 is set to (B)
EBCDIC.
This table is also used to translate and download the configuration report
(created in ASCII) to an EBCDIC printer when Option #10 is set either to
(B) EBCDIC or (C) Switchable. If this table is modified by the user, the
configuration report sent to the printer will be affected.
Input value
09h
Function
Tab
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Translate Table 6 — ASCII to EBCDIC
LS
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
A
B
C
D
E
F
0
00
01
02
03
37
2D
15
2F
16
05
25
0B
0C
0D
CR
0E
0F
16 1
10
11
12
13
3C
3D
32
26
18
19
3F
27
22
1D
1E
1F
32 2
40
SP
5A
!
7F
"
7B
#
5B
$
6C
%
50
&
7D
'
4D
(
5D
)
5C
*
4E
+
6B
,
60
-
4B
61
/
48 3
F0
0
F1
1
F2
2
F3
3
F4
4
F5
5
F6
6
F7
7
F8
8
F9
9
7A
:
5E
;
4C
<
7E
=
6E
>
6F
?
64 4
7C
@
C1
A
C2
B
C3
C
C4
D
C5
E
C6
F
C7
G
C8
H
C9
I
D1
J
D2
K
D3
L
D4
M
D5
N
D6
O
80 5
D7
P
D8
Q
D9
R
E2
S
E3
T
E4
U
E5
V
E6
W
E7
X
E8
Y
E9
Z
AD
[
E0
\
BD
]
B5
^
6D
_
96 6
79
`
81
a
82
b
83
c
84
d
85
e
86
f
87
g
88
h
89
i
91
j
92
k
93
l
94
m
95
n
96
o
112 7
97
p
98
q
99
r
A2
s
A3
t
A4
u
A5
v
A6
w
A7
x
A8
y
A9
z
C0
{
4F
!
D0
}
A1
~
07
128 8
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
144 9
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
160 A
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
176 B
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
192 C
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
208 D
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
224 E
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
240 F
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
60
-
MS
00
15
TRANSLATE TABLES
Page 7-17
Table 7 — DSC to ASCII APL
This table is invoked by the ULTRA when a DSC data stream is detected by
the ULTRA and when Option #10 is set to (A) ASCII, Option #11 is set to
“Yes” and Option #20 is set either to (B) 2K with EAB or (D) 4K with
EAB.
Five locations in the DSC to ASCII APL table are used to perform
functions. The following chart indicates the function that will be performed
upon the receipt of each DSC input value:
Input value
00h
01h
02h
03h
05h
Function
Null
EM (End of Message)
FF (Form Feed)
NL (New Line)
CR (Carriage Return)
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Table 7 — DSC to ASCII APL
LS
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
A
B
C
D
E
F
05
NULL
05
EM
05
FF
05
NL
FF
05
CR
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
16 1
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
05
FF
FF
FF
FF
32 2
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
48 3
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
64 4
FF
A1
E7
<
E8
E9
F0
F1
F2
F3
F5
F7
A0
AD
C2
AC
-
5B
[
80 5
AE
>
AF
o
B0
B1
B2
B3
B4
B6
5C
\
B8
F9
C3
A9
5D
]
BE
7C
|
96 6
7D
}
A3
A
A4
B
A5
C
A6
D
A7
E
A8
F
F8
G
AA
H
AB
I
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
112 7
7B
{
BA
J
BB
K
C0
L
C1
M
BD
N
BC
O
C4
P
C5
Q
C6
R
FF
FF
FF
FF
F6
FF
128 8
FC
FF
C7
S
C8
T
C9
U
D0
V
D1
W
D2
X
D3
Y
D4
Z
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
144 9
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
160 A
FF
FF
E6
9B
ED
EE
FB
FD
EF
E1
CA
CB
5E
E4
CC
CF
176 B
FF
FF
9E
21
!
FF
FF
DC
DD
FF
FF
DE
DF
FF
B5
~
EA
EB
192 C
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
208 D
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
224 E
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
240 F
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
FF
MS
00
0
15
SECTION 8
FRONT PANEL CONFIGURATION
General Information
The ULTRA front panel can be used to set the most-used parameters of the
general configuration options. Due to the use of non-volatile, batterybacked RAM, the configuration changes will be stored in the ULTRA even
when it is powered off.
To make changes to the general configuration from the ULTRA front panel,
make certain that the power is ON. Set dip switch B8 in the ON (down)
position, then press the RESET button on the front panel. This will place
the ULTRA in front panel configuration mode. When the ULTRA is in
front panel configuration mode, POWER is the only status indicator light
that is lit on the front panel.
Now press the four-key sequence for the menu option to be changed. If the
entry is valid, all of the status light will come on. If the entry is invalid, all
of the status lights will flash until the entry is cleared by pressing the
RESET button. Continue making other changes with the four-key
sequences until the ULTRA is properly configured.
To exit front panel configuration mode, set dip switch B8 in the OFF (up)
position, then press the RESET button. The status indicator lights will
confirm that the unit is in normal operating mode. To verify the changes,
press the TEST button to print out the new configuration.
Translate tables and PFS definitions can be modified only via a coax host
terminal or via an alternate host. Refer to Section 9 — Coax Host
Configuration and Section 10 — Alternate Host Configuration for
information on modifying translate tables and PFSs.
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Front Panel Key Sequences
The following charts indicate the front panel key sequences used for
changing general configuration option parameters.
Note: A “D” in the box in the upper left corner indicates the default setting
for each option.
Reset All Configuration Options to Defaults
Reset all options to factory defaults
RESET
PA1
PA1
PA1
Option 1 — Column Width
D
Option 1-132: Column width = 132
RESET
PA1
PA1
PA2
Option 1-0: Column width = 0 (infinite line length)
RESET
PA1
PA1
LINE
FEED
Option 1-255: Column width = 255
RESET
PA2
PA1
PA1
FRONT PANEL CONFIGURATION
Page 8-3
Option 2 — Lines Per Page
D
Option 2-0: Lines per page = 0 (infinite page length)
HOLD
PA1
RESET
PA1
PRINT
Option 2-66: Lines per page = 66
RESET
PA1
PA1
TEST
Option 3 — Line Spacing
D
Option 3-1: Line spacing = 1
RESET
PA1
PA1
CANCEL
Option 3-2: Line spacing = 2
RESET
PA1
PA1
FORM
FEED
Option 4 — Local Copy Null Line Suppression
D
Option 4-Y: Null line suppression = YES
ENABLE
PA1
RESET
PA1
PRINT
Option 4-N: Null line suppression = NO
RESET
PA1
PA2
PA1
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Option 5 — Xerox 36 Hex Transparency
D
Option 5-N: Xerox 36h transparency = NO
RESET
PA1
PA2
PA2
Option 5-Y: Xerox 36h transparency = YES
RESET
PA1
PA2
LINE
FEED
Option 6 — Form Feed Before Local Copy
D
Option 6-N: Form feed before local copy = NO
RESET
PA1
PA2
HOLD
PRINT
Option 6-Y: Form feed before local copy = YES
RESET
PA1
PA2
TEST
Option 7 — Form Feed After Local Copy
D
Option 7-Y: Form feed after local copy = YES
RESET
PA1
PA2
CANCEL
Option 7-N: Form feed after local copy = NO
FORM
RESET
PA1
PA2
FEED
FRONT PANEL CONFIGURATION
Page 8-5
Option 8 — New Line Order
D
Option 8-A: New line = CR/LF
RESET
PA1
PA2
Option 8-B: New line = LF/CR
LINE
RESET
PA1
FEED
ENABLE
PRINT
PA1
Option 9 — PA Key Usage
D
Option 9-A: PA Key = Normal
LINE
RESET
PA1
FEED
Option 9-B: PA Key = PFS
LINE
RESET
PA1
FEED
PA2
LINE
FEED
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Option 10 — Output in ASCII or EBCDIC
D
Option 10-A: Printer output = ASCII
RESET
PA1
LINE
FEED
HOLD
PRINT
Option 10-B: Printer output = EBCDIC
RESET
PA1
LINE
FEED
TEST
Option 10-C: Switchable: Alt host = ASCII; Coax = EBCDIC
(This option is not currently selectable from the front panel.)
Option 11 — APL Output
D
Option 11-Y: Allow APL output = YES
LINE
CANCEL
RESET
PA1
FEED
Option 11-N: Allow APL output = NO
LINE
FORM
RESET
PA1
FEED
FEED
Option 12 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
FRONT PANEL CONFIGURATION
Page 8-7
Option 13 — Suppress Spaces Before PTM Packets
D
Option 13-N: Suppress spaces before PTM packets = NO
RESET
PA2
CANCEL
PA1
Option 13-Y: Suppress spaces before PTM packets = YES
RESET
PA2
TEST
ENABLE
PRINT
Option 14 — Suppress Carriage Control Characters
D
Option 14-N: Suppress carriage control characters = NO
LINE
CANCEL
RESET
PA2
FEED
Option 14-Y: Suppress carriage control characters = YES
RESET
PA2
CANCEL
PA2
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Option 15 — Bold Print Emulation
Option 15-A: Bold print emulation = 3287
HOLD
LINE
RESET
PA1
PRINT
FEED
Option 15-B: Bold print emulation = DisplayWrite 370
HOLD
HOLD
RESET
PA1
PRINT
PRINT
D
Option 15-C: Bold print emulation = None
RESET
PA1
HOLD
PRINT
PA2
Option 16 — Suppress Leading Spaces
D
Option 16-N: Suppress leading spaces = NO
RESET
PA2
CANCEL
TEST
Option 16-Y: Suppress leading spaces = YES
RESET
PA2
Option 17 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
Option 18 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
Option 19 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
CANCEL
HOLD
PRINT
FRONT PANEL CONFIGURATION
Page 8-9
Option 20 — Physical Buffer Size
Option 20-A: Physical buffer size = 2K
RESET
PA1
HOLD
PRINT
CANCEL
Option 20-B: Physical buffer size = 2K with EAB
HOLD
FORM
RESET
PA1
PRINT
FEED
D
Option 20-C: Physical buffer size = 4K
RESET
PA1
HOLD
PRINT
TEST
Option 20-D: Physical buffer size = 4K with EAB
HOLD
ENABLE
RESET
PA1
PRINT
PRINT
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Option 21 — Logical Buffer Size
Option 21-A: Logical buffer size = 960 bytes
RESET
PA1
TEST
PA2
Option 21-B: Logical buffer size = 1920 bytes
RESET
PA1
TEST
LINE
FEED
Option 21-C: Logical buffer size = 2560 bytes
HOLD
RESET
PA1
TEST
PRINT
D
Option 21-D: Logical buffer size = 3440 bytes
RESET
PA1
TEST
PA1
Option 21-E: Logical buffer size = 3564 bytes
RESET
PA1
Option 22 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
Option 23 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
Option 24 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
TEST
TEST
FRONT PANEL CONFIGURATION
Page 8-11
Option 25 — Centronics or Dataproducts Parallel
D
Option 25-A: Parallel printer interface = Centronics
RESET
PA1
TEST
CANCEL
Option 25-B: Parallel printer interface = Dataproducts
RESET
PA1
TEST
FORM
FEED
Option 26 — Intervention Required
D
Option 26-Y: Intervention required = YES
ENABLE
TEST
RESET
PA1
PRINT
Option 26-N: Intervention required = NO
RESET
PA1
CANCEL
PA1
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Option 27 — Intervention Required Delay
D
Option 27-10: Intervention required delay = 10 minutes
RESET
PA1
CANCEL
PA2
Option 27-0: Intervention required = immediate
RESET
PA1
CANCEL
LINE
FEED
Option 27-60: Intervention required delay = 60 minutes
RESET
PA1
CANCEL
HOLD
PRINT
Option 28 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
Option 29 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
Option 30 — Pseudo Transparency Mode (PTM) Selection
D
Option 30-A: PTM mode = Trigger 1 + Trigger 2
RESET
PA1
CANCEL
TEST
Option 30-B: PTM mode = Trigger 1 + count byte
RESET
PA1
CANCEL
CANCEL
FRONT PANEL CONFIGURATION
Page 8-13
Option 31 — Discard PTM Terminating Delimiter
D
Option 31-N: Discard PTM terminating delimiter = NO
FORM
CANCEL
RESET
PA1
FEED
Option 31-Y: Discard PTM terminating delimiter = YES
RESET
PA1
CANCEL
ENABLE
PRINT
Option 32 — DSC Trigger 1
This option can be changed only from either the coax host or an alternate
host. Refer to Section 9 — Coax Host Configuration and Section 10 —
Alternate Host Configuration for instructions.
Option 33 — DSC Trigger 2
This option can be changed only from either the coax host or an alternate
host. Refer to Section 9 — Coax Host Configuration and Section 10 —
Alternate Host Configuration for instructions.
Option 34 — SCS Trigger 1
This option can be changed only from either the coax host or an alternate
host. Refer to Section 9 — Coax Host Configuration and Section 10 —
Alternate Host Configuration for instructions.
Option 35 — SCS Trigger 2
This option can be changed only from either the coax host or an alternate
host. Refer to Section 9 — Coax Host Configuration and Section 10 —
Alternate Host Configuration for instructions.
Option 36 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
Option 37 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
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Option 38 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
Option 39 — Non-Transparency Trigger 1 Output
This option can be changed only from either the coax host or an alternate
host. Refer to Section 9 — Coax Host Configuration and Section 10 —
Alternate Host Configuration for instructions.
Option 40 — Alternate Host Lockout Duration
D
Option 40-3: Alternate host lockout duration = 3 seconds
RESET
PA1
FORM
FEED
PA1
Option 40-10: Alternate host lockout duration = 10 seconds
RESET
PA1
FORM
FEED
PA2
Option 40-255: Alternate host lockout duration = 255 seconds
RESET
PA1
FORM
FEED
LINE
FEED
Option 41 — Serial Alternate Host CTS Enabled
D
Option 41-Y: Serial alternate host CTS handshaking = YES
HOLD
FORM
RESET
PA1
PRINT
FEED
Option 41-N: Serial alternate host CTS handshaking = NO
RESET
PA1
FORM
FEED
TEST
FRONT PANEL CONFIGURATION
Option 42 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
Option 43 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
Option 44 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
Option 45 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
Option 46 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
Option 47 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
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Option 48 — Continuous Bell Ringing
D
Option 48-A: Continuous bell ringing disabled
RESET
PA1
ENABLE
PRINT
LINE
FEED
Option 48-B: Continuous bell ringing at printer and ULTRA
RESET
PA1
ENABLE
PRINT
HOLD
PRINT
Option 48-C: Continuous bell ringing enabled at printer only
RESET
PA2
TEST
TEST
Option 48-D: Continuous bell ringing enabled at ULTRA only
RESET
PA2
TEST
CANCEL
Option 49 — Eliminate DSC C0 05 Header
D
Option 49-N: Eliminate DSC C0 05 header = NO
RESET
PA1
ENABLE
PRINT
TEST
Option 49-Y: Eliminate DSC C0 05 header = YES
RESET
PA1
ENABLE
PRINT
CANCEL
FRONT PANEL CONFIGURATION
Page 8-17
Option 50 — Alternate Host Enable/Disable
D
Option 50-A: Alternate host disabled
RESET
PA2
TEST
PA1
Option 50-B: Alternate host enabled = both serial & parallel
RESET
PA2
TEST
PA2
Option 50-C: Alternate host enabled = serial only
RESET
PA2
TEST
LINE
FEED
Option 50-D: Alternate host enabled = parallel only
RESET
PA2
TEST
HOLD
PRINT
Option 51 — DSC EM CR/LF in Infinite Line Length
D
Option 51-N: DSC EM CR/LF in infinite line length = NO
RESET
PA2
PA1
PA2
Option 51-Y: DSC EM CR/LF in infinite line length = YES
RESET
PA2
PA1
LINE
FEED
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Option 52 — SCS EM Always Generates CR/LF
D
Option 52-N: SCS EM generates CR/LF in column 1 = NO
HOLD
PA1
RESET
PA2
PRINT
Option 52-Y: SCS EM generates CR/LF in column 1 = YES
RESET
PA2
PA1
TEST
Option 53 — IBM 35 Hex Transparency
D
Option 53-N: IBM 35 hex transparency = NO
RESET
PA2
PA1
CANCEL
Option 53-Y: IBM 35 hex transparency =YES
RESET
PA2
PA1
FORM
FEED
Option 54 — Power On Reset After 60 Seconds
D
Option 54-N: POR after 60 seconds = NO
ENABLE
PA1
RESET
PA2
PRINT
Option 54-Y: POR after 60 seconds = YES
RESET
PA2
PA2
PA1
FRONT PANEL CONFIGURATION
Page 8-19
Option 55 — MD-Laser Support
D
Option 55-N: MD-Laser support = NO
RESET
PA2
PA2
PA2
Option 55-Y: MD-Laser support = YES
RESET
PA2
PA2
LINE
FEED
Option 56 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
Option 57 — DSC NL at EM Even if in Column 1
D
Option 57-N: DSC NL at EM even if in column 1 = NO
RESET
PA2
PA2
CANCEL
Option 57-Y: DSC NL at EM even if in column 1 = YES
RESET
PA2
PA2
FORM
FEED
Option 58 — Xerox Metacode Support
D
Option 58-N: Xerox Metacode support = NO
RESET
PA2
LINE
FEED
PA1
Option 58-Y: Xerox Metacode support = YES
RESET
PA2
LINE
FEED
PA2
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Option 59 — AGILE Laserpage Support
D
Option 59-N: AGILE Laserpage support = NO
RESET
PA2
LINE
FEED
LINE
FEED
Option 59-Y: AGILE Laserpage support = YES
RESET
PA2
LINE
FEED
HOLD
PRINT
Option 60 — Xerox Graphic Window Support
D
Option 60-N: Xerox Graphic Window support = NO
RESET
PA2
LINE
FEED
TEST
Option 60-Y: Xerox Graphic Window support = YES
RESET
PA2
LINE
FEED
CANCEL
Option 61 — Reserved
This option is reserved.
Option 62 — Allow EBCDIC Font Downloading
D
Option 62-N: Allow EBCDIC font downloading = NO
RESET
PA2
HOLD
PRINT
PA1
Option 62-Y: Allow EBCDIC font downloading = YES
RESET
PA2
HOLD
PRINT
PA2
SECTION 9
COAX HOST CONFIGURATION
General Information
This section describes how to configure the ULTRA using a host-connected
terminal. A local copy sent to the ULTRA while in coax host configuration
mode will alter the configuration selections listed in Section 5 —
Configuration Options. Changes can also be made to the PFSs described in
Section 6 — Programmable Function Strings and to the translate tables
described in Section 7 — Translate Tables.
Before any configuration changes can be made through the controller coax
port, dip switch B7 must be set in the ON (down) position, and then the
RESET button on the ULTRA front panel must be pressed.
After all configuration changes have been made, set dip switch B7 in the
OFF (up) position and press the RESET button on the ULTRA front panel.
Check that the configuration is correct by pressing the TEST button on the
ULTRA front panel to print out a General Configuration Report.
All configuration option sequences take the following format:
Trigger 1 (the cent sign ¢ is the default) - question mark (?) - option # equals sign (=) - valid option parameter selection - terminator (;). No spaces
are allowed in the command sequence.
For example, if Trigger 1 is the default cent sign (¢), the following
sequence will set the number of lines per page (Option #2) to 51:
¢?2=51;
The cent sign (¢) is Trigger 1; the question mark (?) indicates that the
following character sequence is a configuration option command; the
numeral two (2) indicates that the configuration option to be defined is
Option #2; the equals sign (=) is used to separate the option number from
the valid option parameter value; the numeral fifty-one (51) is the value of
the option parameter; and the semicolon (;) is the terminator.
Valid option parameters will be one of the following, depending upon the
option:
•
•
•
•
A decimal numeric value
A two-character hexadecimal value
The letter value of an option parameter (A- E)
A “Y” for YES or an “N” for NO
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After the user’s selections are keyed on the screen, press the local copy key
on the terminal. The ULTRA will interpret each command and store the
new selections in its non-volatile, battery-backed RAM. This is a form of
permanent storage that will hold the selections even when the unit is
powered off.
The command sequences will not be printed. They will affect only the
configuration of the ULTRA.
Multiple Option Selections
The user can change the parameters of more than one option in a single
line. Only one terminator per line is necessary to download option values.
To download several option parameters on a single line, the user must
separate each sequence with a comma (,) after each valid option parameter
value.
The following example illustrates multiple command selection, where
Trigger 1 is the default cent sign (¢). It sets the column width (Option #1) to
80, turns off local copy null line suppression (Option #4) and sets output
(Option #10) to EBCDIC mode:
¢?1=80,4=N,10=B;
Multiple lines may be used to download configuration option parameters.
Each line must have its own trigger and its own terminator.
Resetting All Options to Factory Defaults
To reset all options to factory preset default values, send the following
command to the ULTRA:
¢?0;
where the cent sign (¢) is Trigger 1 (the default).
Note: This command will reset all General Configuration options, all
programmable function strings and all translate tables to their factory
presets. All modifications to any parameters will be lost.
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Coax Host Configuration Within Data Streams
Configuration options may also be changed within a coax data stream
without changing any dip switch settings (i.e., without setting dip switch B7
in the ON position) and without pressing the RESET button on the ULTRA
front panel. This is useful for embedding configuration changes within a
data stream.
To change the ULTRA configuration in this manner, bracket the normal
configuration string with Trigger 1 - question mark - Trigger 1 (¢?¢ by
default). For example, if Trigger 1 is the default cent sign (¢), to change
Option #1 to 0 (infinite line length), the command would be:
¢?¢¢?1=0;¢?¢
In effect, the ¢?¢ command logically replaces the physical act of changing
dip switch B7. The second ¢?¢ command logically replaces the physical act
of pressing the RESET button after all configuration changes have been
made.
Note: If the user intends to embed configuration commands within the data
streams of print jobs, Option #1 — Column Width should be set to 0
(infinite line length), Option #2 — Lines Per Page should be set to 0
(infinite page length), and Option #15 — Bold Print Emulation should be
set to C (none). Otherwise, unpredictable formatting errors could occur.
Refer to Section 13 — DisplayWrite 370 Support for more information.
Download Error Messages
Errors in command sequences will result in the ULTRA sending a
download error message to the printer.
An invalid option number will result in the following message:
DOWNLOAD ERROR - BAD OPTION FIELD VALUE
If this message is printed, no change will take effect. The user must resend
the command sequence with a valid option number. If the user was sending
multiple command sequences to the ULTRA, all valid option numbers will
be changed, but the invalid option numbers will remain unchanged. A
General Configuration Report must be printed to determine which of the
options in the command sequences were valid and which were incorrect.
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An invalid option parameter (a value outside the valid range for the option)
will result in the following message. The example shown indicates that the
parameter value for Option #45 was not in the valid range for that option:
DOWNLOAD ERROR - BAD DATA FIELD VALUE
45=X
X THROWN AWAY
In the event that this message is printed, the user must resend the command
sequence for Option #45 with a parameter value in the valid range for that
option.
An invalid separator message indicates that the option number and the
parameter value were not separated by an equals sign (=):
DOWNLOAD ERROR - BAD FIELD SEPARATOR
Downloading Programmable Function Strings
PFS downloading commands take the following format:
Trigger 1 (the cent sign ¢ is the default) - percent sign (%) - PFS # hexadecimal data pair(s) - percent sign (%). Note that the percent sign both
initiates and terminates the downloading sequence. No spaces are allowed.
For example, if Trigger 1 is the default cent sign (¢), the following
sequence will define the PFS 0 — Power On Sequence as the hexadecimal
pairs 31h and 32h:
¢%03132%
The cent sign (¢) is Trigger 1; the first percent sign (%) indicates that the
following character sequence is a PFS configuration command; the numeral
zero (0) indicates that the PFS to be defined is PFS 0; the numerals 31 and
32 are the hexadecimal pairs that will be sent to the printer when this PFS is
invoked; and the second percent sign (%) is the terminator.
To replace the definition of a PFS, download a new definition. To delete a
PFS, replace the definition with a space (the ASCII space character is 20h).
For example, the following sequence deletes the contents of PFS 0:
¢%020%
PFSs are restricted to a maximum of 76 characters. The custom banner
(PFS D) is entered as text, rather than as pairs of hexadecimal characters.
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Note: If the user intends to download PFS definitions within the data
streams of print jobs, Option #1 — Column Width should be set to 0
(infinite line length), Option #2 — Lines Per Page should be set to 0
(infinite page length), and Option #15 — Bold Print Emulation should be
set to C (none). Otherwise, unpredictable formatting errors could occur.
Refer to Section 12 — DisplayWrite 370 Support for more information.
Multiple Function Strings
Programmable Function Strings may be set up so they will automatically
execute additional PFSs. By including a plus sign (+) as the last character in
a PFS, the ULTRA will send that PFS plus the following PFS to the printer.
For example, if PFS 3 is defined as:
[xx][xx][xx]+
(where [xx] represents a hexadecimal pair)
whenever PFS 3 is executed, the contents of both PFS 3 and PFS 4 will be
sent to the printer.
By including a plus sign (+) and a PFS number as the last two characters in
a PFS, the ULTRA will send that PFS plus PFS n to the printer. For
example, if PFS 2 is defined as:
[xx][xx][xx]+7
(where [xx] represents a hexadecimal pair)
whenever PFS 2 is executed, the contents of both PFS 2 and PFS 7 will be
sent to the printer.
Downloading Translate Tables
All spaces, nulls and carriage control characters (CR, NL, LF, FF) will be
ignored during translate table downloading. This allows the user to separate
entries for easier reading, and it prevents the data from becoming corrupted
by host forms control.
Note: If the user intends to download translate tables within the data
streams of print jobs, Option #1 — Column Width should be set to 0
(infinite line length), Option #2 — Lines Per Page should be set to 0
(infinite page length), and Option #15 — Bold Print Emulation should be
set to C (none). Otherwise, unpredictable formatting errors could occur.
Refer to Section 12 — DisplayWrite 370 Support for more information.
Downloading an Entire Translate Table
Downloading an entire translate table will use the following format:
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Trigger 1 (the cent sign ¢ is the default) - exclamation point (!) - translate
table # - all 256 hexadecimal data pairs in the table, in order. The following
example illustrates downloading the contents of Translate Table 1, where
Trigger 1 is the default cent sign (¢) and where xx...xx represents the 256
values of a translate table:
¢!1xx...xx
Downloading a Single Translate Table Value
Downloading a change to a single translate table position value will use the
following format:
Trigger 1 (the cent sign ¢ is the default) - exclamation point (!) - translate
table # - hexadecimal position # - hexadecimal value - semicolon (;). The
following example illustrates changing the value of Translate Table 1,
position 16 to a value of 99h, where Trigger 1 is the default cent sign (¢):
¢!11699;
Downloading a Partial Translate Table
Downloading a partial change to a translate table will use the following
format:
Trigger 1 (the cent sign ¢ is the default) - exclamation point (!) - translate
table # - hexadecimal offset position # - hexadecimal values - semicolon (;).
Commas (,) must be used to separate each hexadecimal value to be
downloaded. The following example illustrates changing the value of all
lowercase letters in Translate Table 1 to uppercase letters, where Trigger 1
is the default cent sign (¢):
¢!18041,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,4A,4B,4C,4D,4E,4F,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59,5A;
The offset position number indicates the location in the table where the
changes to the translate table will begin (location 80 was used in the
example above). Any values in the character string after the offset position
value will replace subsequent values in consecutive order in the table.
Downloading will end when a semicolon (;) is received.
SECTION 10
ALTERNATE HOST CONFIGURATION
General Information
This section describes how to configure the ULTRA from an alternate host.
Sending (printing) a file containing configuration command sequences
while in alternate host configuration mode will alter the configuration
selections listed in Section 5 — Configuration Options. Changes can also be
made to the PFSs described in Section 6 — Programmable Function Strings
and to the translate tables described in Section 7 — Translate Tables.
Before any configuration changes can be made through the alternate host
port, the ULTRA alternate host port must be configured using Option #50.
Refer to Section 8 — Front Panel Configuration or Section 9 — Coax Host
Configuration for instructions. Users with an alternate host connected via
serial interfacing must also set dip switches B1 and B2 to match the parity
of the serial interface and dip switches B3, B4 and B5 to match the baud
rate of the serial interface.
To make configuration changes through the alternate host port, set dip
switches B7 and B8 in the ON (down) position, then press the RESET
button on the ULTRA front panel. The POWER and DATA OUT Status
Indicator Lights will be the only ones on during alternate host configuration
mode.
After all configuration changes have been made, set dip switches B7 and B8
in the OFF (up) position and press the RESET button on the ULTRA front
panel. The Status Indicator Lights will confirm that the unit is in normal
operating mode. Check that the configuration is correct by pressing the
TEST button on the ULTRA front panel to print out a General
Configuration Report.
Alternate Host Configuration Rules
1. Each option must be on its own line in the file.
2. Use UPPERCASE ASCII data only.
3. No comments are allowed in the file.
4. No spaces are allowed.
5. A carriage control character (CR, LF, FF, SP) must follow the last
configuration setting in the file.
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All configuration option sequences take the following format on one line in
the file:
Option # - equals sign (=) - valid option parameter selection. For example:
To set infinite line length (Option #1), put this line in the file:
1=0
To select EBCDIC output (Option #10):
10=B
To disable Intervention Required (Option #26):
26=N
Valid option parameters will be one of the following, depending upon the
option:
•
•
•
•
A decimal numeric value (0-255)
A two-character hexadecimal value (00-FF)
The letter value of an option parameter (A- E)
A “Y” for YES or an “N” for NO (Y or N)
After the user’s selections are keyed on the screen, press the Print Screen
key (or device equivalent) on the alternate host. The ULTRA will interpret
each command and store the new selections in its non-volatile, batterybacked RAM. This is a form of permanent storage that will hold the
selections even when the unit is powered off.
The command sequences will not be printed. They will affect only the
configuration of the ULTRA.
The user is advised to exercise care when entering configuration changes
from an alternate host. No error messages will be displayed if an entry is
invalid.
Resetting All Options to Factory Defaults
To reset all options to factory preset default values, send the following
command (a dollar sign) to the ULTRA, or the user may send a zero (0)
follwed by a semicolon (;):
$
or
0;
Note: This command will reset all General Configuration options, all
programmable function strings and all translate tables to their factory
presets. All modifications to any parameters will be lost.
ALTERNATE HOST CONFIGURATION
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Downloading Programmable Function Strings
PFS downloading commands take the following format:
Percent sign (%) - PFS # - hexadecimal data pair(s). No spaces are allowed
in the command sequence.
For example, the following sequence will define the PFS 0 — Power On
Sequence as the hexadecimal pairs 31h and 32h:
%03132
The percent sign (%) indicates that the following character sequence is a
PFS configuration command; the numeral zero (0) indicates that the PFS to
be defined is PFS 0; and the numerals 31 and 32 are the hexadecimal pairs
that will be sent to the printer when this PFS is invoked.
To replace the definition of a PFS, download a new definition. To delete a
PFS, send the PFS command sequence without including a hexadecimal
pair. The following sequence deletes the contents of PFS 1 — 6 LPI:
%1
Note: PFSs are restricted to a maximum of 76 characters. The custom
banner (PFS D) is entered as text, rather than as pairs of hexadecimal
characters.
Multiple Function Strings
Programmable Function Strings may be set up so they will automatically
execute additional PFSs. By including a plus sign (+) as the last character in
a PFS, the ULTRA will send that PFS plus the following PFS to the printer.
For example, if PFS 3 is defined as:
[xx][xx][xx]+
(where [xx] represents a hexadecimal pair)
whenever PFS 3 is executed, the contents of both PFS 3 and PFS 4 will be
sent to the printer.
By including a plus sign (+) and a PFS number as the last two characters in
a PFS, the ULTRA will send that PFS plus PFS n to the printer. For
example, if PFS 2 is defined as:
[xx][xx][xx]+7
(where [xx] represents a hexadecimal pair)
whenever PFS 2 is executed, the contents of both PFS 2 and PFS 7 will be
sent to the printer.
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Downloading Translate Tables
All spaces, nulls and carriage control characters (CR, NL, LF, FF) will be
ignored during translate table downloading. This allows the user to separate
entries for easier reading, and it prevents the data from becoming corrupted
by forms control from the alternate host application.
Downloading an Entire Translate Table
Downloading an entire translate table will use the following format:
Exclamation point (!) - translate table # - all 256 hexadecimal data pairs in
the table, in order. The following example illustrates downloading the
contents of Translate Table 1, where xx...xx represents the 256 values of a
translate table:
!1xx...xx
Downloading a Single Translate Table Value
Downloading a change to a single translate table position value will use the
following format:
Exclamation point (!) - translate table # - hexadecimal position # hexadecimal value - semicolon (;). The following example illustrates
changing the value of Translate Table 1, position 16 to a value of 99h:
!11699;
Downloading a Partial Translate Table
Downloading a partial change to a translate table will use the following
format:
Exclamation point (!) - translate table # - hexadecimal offset position # hexadecimal values - semicolon (;). Commas (,) must be used to separate
each hexadecimal value to be downloaded. The following example
illustrates changing the value of all lowercase letters in Translate Table 1 to
uppercase letters:
!18041,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,4A,4B,4C,4D,4E,4F,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59,5A;
The offset position number indicates the location in the table where the
changes to the translate table will begin (location 80 was used in the
example above). Any values in the character string after the offset position
value will replace subsequent values in consecutive order in the table.
Downloading will end when a semicolon (;) is received.
SECTION 11
TRANSPARENCY MODES
General Information
Most ASCII and EBCDIC printers have features that are not available on
IBM printers. If the user’s host application is aware that the destination of
the data may be a non-IBM printer attached to a protocol converter, the
application can take advantage of the printer’s advanced features. To
activate a particular printer feature, the application will send a transparent
command in the data stream. (Refer to the printer user’s manual for a list of
available printer commands.)
A transparent printer command, or transparency, consists of a trigger
(character code) followed by the hexadecimal command that will activate a
particular printer feature. The trigger alerts the protocol converter that the
data that follows it is a printer command that should be sent directly to the
printer without translation.
If the appropriate form of transparency is activated, the ULTRA will
recognize the trigger and respond appropriately to that form of
transparency. The ULTRA can use standard IBM 35h, Xerox 36h and
Xerox Metacode transparency. The ULTRA provides its own version of
transparency, called pseudo transparency mode (PTM). It also is capable of
supporting MD-Laser and AGILE Laserpage pseudo transparency.
Note: If the user or the user’s application embeds transparent or pseudo
transparent strings in the data stream, Option #1 — Column Width should
be set to 0 (infinite line length), Option #2 — Lines Per Page should be set
to 0 (infinite page length), and Option #15 — Bold Print Emulation should
be set to C (none). Otherwise, unpredictable formatting errors may occur.
For more information, refer to Section 12 — DisplayWrite 370 Support.
IBM 35 Hex Transparency Mode
This form of transparency is valid only in SCS data streams. In IBM 35h
transparency, the trigger character is 35h, and it indicates the start of the
transparent data stream. The 35h is followed by a count byte that indicates
the length, in bytes, of the transparent data stream, not counting the count
byte itself. The count byte is followed by the actual data to be sent. For
instance, the following code will send a Xerox 4045 printer reset command
(Esc+X) using 35h transparency:
35031B2B58
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This includes the trigger (35h), the count byte (03h), and the three bytes for
Esc+X (1Bh, 2Bh, 58h).
The user can generate any possible eight-bit command or data byte that is to
be sent to the printer. There is a one-to-one correspondence between what is
received by the ULTRA and what is sent to the printer.
IBM 35h is activated when Option #53 is set to “Yes”. If Option #53 is set
to “No, then the trigger, the count byte and all of the otherwise transparent
characters will be printed normally, as indicated by the active translate table
(see Section 7 — Translate Tables). Refer to Section 14 — SCS Data
Streams for more information on IBM 35h transparency.
Metacode Transparency Mode
Metacode is a variation of 35h transparency, with the exception that this
transparency mode is handled directly by the printer, rather than by the
ULTRA. Metacode is used by some Xerox printers (the Xerox 4235, for
example).
The data seen by the ULTRA and the printer are identical when this type of
data is detected. If Option #58 is set to “Yes,” the ULTRA will send the 35h
and the count byte directly to the printer without any translation, rather than
removing them from the data stream. It also sends the remaining bytes in
the transparent packet without any translation.
For example, the character string 35h, 02h, 41h, 41h would be output to the
printer in 35h transparency as two characters: 4141. In Metacode
transparency, all four characters would be sent to the printer: 35024141.
If Option #58 is set to “No,” then the trigger, the count byte and all of the
otherwise transparent characters will be printed normally, as indicated by
the active translate table (see Section 7 — Translate Tables).
Xerox 36 Hex Transparency Mode
This form of transparency is identical to 35h transparency, except that the
trigger character is 36h. Xerox applications typically use 36h instead of 35h
to send data directly to the printer.
If Option #5 is set to “Yes,” the ULTRA detects the trigger, picks up the
count byte and starts “passing through” the remaining data. If Option #5 is
set to “No,” then the trigger, the count byte and all of the otherwise
transparent data will be printed normally, as indicated by the active
translate table (see Section 7 — Translate Tables).
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Pseudo Transparency Mode
The ULTRA has its own form of transparency, called pseudo transparency
mode (PTM). Unlike IBM 35h and Xerox 36h transparency, pseudo
transparency can be used in both DSC and SCS data streams.
This type of transparency has two forms: Trigger 1 + Trigger 2 (or twotrigger) and Trigger 1 + count byte (or one-trigger). In either trigger
method, the only valid characters following the trigger sequence are the
numerals 0-9 and the letters A-F.
The type of pseudo transparency selected is determined by Option #30 —
Pseudo Transparency Mode Selection. The default is (A) Trigger 1 +
Trigger 2. If the user selects (B), Trigger 1 + Count Byte PTM will be used.
Trigger 1 + Trigger 2 PTM
In the two-trigger mode, the user selects the trigger using any two
characters that are not commonly found together in the printable data
stream (see Section 5 — Configuration Options and refer to Options 32-35
for information on restrictions on the selection of triggers). The default
trigger characters are a cent sign and a dollar sign (¢$).
In this method, no count byte is required. Rather, all pairs of bytes
following the trigger are combined and printed until terminated with an
invalid character (valid characters are 0-9 and A-F).
Note: The system may insert a NL command (an invalid character) in the
data stream. This will terminate two-trigger pseudo transparency.
In the following examples, the cent sign-dollar sign sequence (¢$) is used as
the trigger. Note that the cent sign (an invalid character) is also used as the
terminator.
To send one ASCII escape character requires five input characters — the
first trigger (¢), the second trigger ($), the hexadecimal ASCII escape
character (1Bh) and an invalid character/terminator (¢):
¢$1B¢
To send the Xerox 4045 reset sequence requires nine characters — the first
trigger (¢), the second trigger ($), the hexadecimal reset sequence (1Bh,
2Bh and 58h) and an invalid character/terminator (¢).
¢$1B2B58¢
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Trigger 1 + Count Byte PTM
In the one-trigger mode, the user selects the trigger using any single
character that is not commonly found in the printable data stream (see
Section 5 — Configuration Options and refer to Options 32 and 34 for
information on restrictions on the selection of triggers). The default trigger
is a cent sign (¢).
The one-trigger mode requires a count byte following the trigger that tells
the ULTRA how many pairs of additional characters will follow the count
byte (the count byte is not included in the count).
To send 1 ASCII escape character requires five input characters — the
trigger (¢), the hexadecimal count byte (01h) and the hexadecimal ASCII
escape character (1Bh):
¢011B
To send the Xerox 4045 reset sequence requires nine characters — the
trigger (¢), the hexadecimal count byte (03h) and the hexadecimal reset
sequence (1Bh, 2Bh and 58h):
¢031B2B58
MD-Laser Pseudo Transparency
The ULTRA is capable of supporting “continuous escape,” a form of
pseudo transparency offered in Maersk Data products. It is triggered by
SCS Trigger 1 (see Option #34) followed by C2h. If Option #55 is set to
“Yes,” when this sequence is detected in the data stream, the ULTRA will
pass the subsequent hexadecimal pairs of data to the printer without
translation until terminated when SCS Trigger 1 is encountered again.
Spaces and control codes in between the Trigger 1 characters are ignored.
When in use, the ULTRA begins checking for valid pairs of hexadecimal
characters. When the ULTRA detects an asterisk, it combines the two bytes
prior to the asterisk to form a count byte, and it combines the two bytes
after the asterisk to form a repeat byte. The ULTRA then sends out the
repeat byte to the printer the number of times indicated by the count byte.
This provides some compression of graphic data.
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Here are some examples (using the default Trigger 1) that show the output
sent to the printer upon receiving input from the coax host when using MDLaser pseudo transparency:
Host Input to ULTRA
ASCII Output
¢C2616263¢
¢C2 61 62 63¢
¢C2 41 02*42 05*43¢
abc
abc
ABBCCCCC
If Option #55 is set to “No,” the default, then the trigger and all of the
otherwise transparent characters will be printed normally, as indicated by
the active translate table (see Section 7 — Translate Tables).
Laserpage Pseudo Transparency
The ULTRA is capable of supporting Laserpage, a software product that
allows IBM AFP data streams to be printed to Xerox and Hewlett-Packard
laser printing systems. Laserpage uses a transparency mode similar to
Trigger 1 + Trigger 2 PTM, but with repeat count capabilities.
If Option #59 is set to “Yes,” when the ULTRA detects Trigger 1 followed
by Trigger 2 in the data stream, it begins checking for valid pairs of
hexadecimal characters. When the ULTRA detects an asterisk, it combines
the two bytes prior to the asterisk to form a count byte, and it combines the
two bytes after the asterisk to form a repeat byte. The ULTRA then sends
out the repeat byte to the printer the number of times indicated by the count
byte. This provides some compression of graphic data. Normal pseudo
transparency then resumes.
Here are some examples (using the defaults for Trigger 1 and Trigger 2)
that show the output sent to the printer upon receiving input from the coax
host when using AGILE Laserpage pseudo transparency:
Host Input to ULTRA
ASCII Output
¢$616263¢
¢$4102*4205*43¢
abc
ABBCCCCC
If Option #59 is set to “No,” the default setting, then the trigger and all of
the otherwise transparent characters will be printed normally, as indicated
by the active translate table (see Section 7 — Translate Tables).
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Other Pseudo Transparency Mode Considerations
Some applications insert unnecessary spaces before pseudo transparency
trigger character(s). Option #13 — Suppress Spaces Before PTM Packets
will tell the ULTRA to delete any spaces or null characters in between a
PTM trigger and the text that precedes the trigger. To delete unnecessary
space characters, set Option #13 to “Yes.” The default setting is “No.”
In Trigger 1 + Trigger 2 pseudo transparency mode, PTM is terminated
with any character outside the valid range of values (the valid range is 0-9
and A-F). Option #31 — Discard PTM Terminating Delimiter gives users
the option of either printing or discarding the terminating character. To
discard the terminator, set Option #31 to “Yes.” To print the terminator, use
“No,” the default value.
Option #39 — Non-Transparency Trigger 1 Output determines the
character that will be output to the printer when Option #30 — Pseudo
Transparency Mode Selection is set to (A) Trigger 1 + Trigger 2 and when
Trigger 1 is encountered in the data stream followed by a character other
than Trigger 2. The default output character is 9Bh, which has no affect on
printed output, but the user may set the value to any two-character
hexadecimal value.
SECTION 12
DISPLAYWRITE 370 SUPPORT
General Information
DisplayWrite 370 is a word processing application that provides the
capability to bold, underline or overstrike text. DisplayWrite 370 printing
features are supported by the ULTRA when Option #15 is set either to (A)
3287 printer emulation or (B) DisplayWrite 370 emulation.
To access these features, the user should read and understand Section 6 —
Programmable Function Strings. The PFSs that are utilized by the
DisplayWrite printing features are:
3
DisplayWrite 370 Overstriking On
4
DisplayWrite 370 Overstriking Off
5
DisplayWrite 370 Underlining On
6
DisplayWrite 370 Underlining Off
9
DisplayWrite 370 Bolding On
A
DisplayWrite 370 Bolding Off
Each of these PFSs must be defined by the user for the target printer before
the respective DisplayWrite feature is implemented. Refer to the printer
user’s manual for the appropriate control sequences for each of these
functions. For instructions on programming PFSs, refer to Section 9 —
Coax Host Configuration or Section 10 — Alternate Host Configuration.
Document Formatting Information
With DisplayWrite 370 enabled (when Option #15 — Bold Print Emulation
is set either to (A) 3287 printer emulation or (B) DisplayWrite 370
emulation), the data stream is handled in quite a different way than when
DisplayWrite is disabled.
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When DisplayWrite is OFF, the data stream is sent to the printer a character
at a time as it is received. In this mode, it is permissible for the user to
embed printer-specific escape sequences or PFS commands in the data
stream with predictable results. However, users with laser printers will be
unable to achieve bolding of text unless they invoke a bold font.
When DisplayWrite is ON, each line of text is buffered until a new line
(CR/LF) is received, or until the column limit (determined by Option #1 —
Column Width) is reached, whichever comes first. No escape sequences
should be added to the data stream by the user when DisplayWrite is ON,
because these escape sequences will be added to the column count, and
because they will come into conflict with the escape sequences being sent
to the printer by the ULTRA. In other words, the user cannot expect to be
able to control the printer with escape sequences at the same time that the
ULTRA is trying to control the printer, because conflicts will inevitably
occur with unpredictable results.
Similarly, the user should avoid embedding PFS commands in the data
stream when DisplayWrite is ON. While these commands are not added to
the column count, they can cause formatting problems because they are not
buffered along with the text. Rather, they are sent to the printer immediately
upon receipt by the ULTRA. Thus, any PFS command will affect the entire
line of text, not just the text that follows the command. For instance, if
PFS 9 — DisplayWrite 370 Bolding On and PFS A — DisplayWrite 370
Bolding Off are on the same line of text, no text in the line will be bolded,
because the printer will receive bold on and bold off commands before any
text is sent to the printer.
Note: To avoid unexpected formatting results, Option #1 — Column Width
should be set to infinite line length, Option #2 — Lines Per Page should be
set to infinite page length, and Option #15 — Bold Print Emulation should
be set to C (none) if any of the following are true:
• the user or the user’s application embeds escape sequences in the
data stream
• the user or the user’s application embeds transparency or pseudo
transparency strings in the data stream
• the user embeds ULTRA commands (configuration, translate table or
PFS commands) within print jobs.
If DisplayWrite is ON (Option 15-A or 15-B), Option #1 — Column Width
should be set to a non-zero value. The ULTRA will not buffer more than 255
characters per line.
DISPLAYWRITE 370 SUPPORT
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Overstriking
If Option #15 is set to (A) or (B), the ULTRA will enter overstrike mode
(i.e., send PFS 3 to the printer) when a [character-backspace-different
character] sequence is detected in the data stream. The ULTRA will exit
overstrike mode (i.e., send PFS 4 to the printer) whenever a [charactercharacter] sequence is detected in the data stream while in overstrike mode.
Underlining
If Option #15 is set to (A) or (B), the ULTRA will enter underline mode
(i.e., send PFS 5 to the printer) when a [character-backspace-underscore]
sequence is detected in the data stream. The ULTRA will exit underline
mode (i.e., send PFS 6 to the printer) whenever a [character-character]
sequence is detected in the data stream while in underline mode.
Bolding
If Option #15 is set to (A) or (B), the ULTRA will enter bold mode (i.e.,
send PFS 9 to the printer) when a [character-backspace-same character]
sequence is detected in the data stream. The ULTRA will exit bold mode
(i.e., send PFS A to the printer) whenever a [character-character] sequence
is detected in the data stream while in bold mode.
SECTION 13
COAX HOST CONSIDERATIONS
The ULTRA can process data from a variety of IBM host systems. This
section discusses how to ensure compatibility between the ULTRA and the
host system.
System Configuration
The coax host software generation requirements of the 6287 ULTRA are
generally the same as the requirements for an IBM 3287 or 3289 printer
with SCS support. Except where stated otherwise, the coax host software
system requirements are the same as for an IBM 3174, 3274 or 3276 control
unit with 3287 or 3289 printers attached.
To function properly, the ULTRA/printer combination must be defined to
the coax host system as a 3287 printer with a 4K maximum physical buffer
and/or with whatever other features are required by the application and are
supported by the ULTRA. The ULTRA does not support 3287-type options
such as Program Symbols.
The ULTRA is classified as a “Category A” device, and it can be attached
to IBM 4300 systems with integral Display Printer Adapters (DPA) and to
IBM 3174, 3274 and 3276 control units configured with Type A device
adapters. The ULTRA does not emulate a Category B device, and it will not
work if attached to a Type B device adapter.
(Devices such as CRTs and printers that connect to IBM 3270 control units
are classified as either Category A or Category B devices. All new control
units are configured with Type A device adapters. The Category B devices
are those that are supported by IBM 3271 and 3272 control units configured
with Type B device adapters. 3274 control units can also be configured
with Type B device adapters for support of Category B devices.)
Category A Devices
3262 Line Printer
3278 Display Station
3279 Color Display Station
3287 Character Printer
3289 Line Printer
Category B Devices
3277 Display Station
3284 Character Printer
3286 Character Printer
3288 Line Printer
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VTAM and Network Control Program
Requirements
The 3174, 3274 or 3276 control unit to which the ULTRA is attached must
be defined as a type 2 physical unit and the logical unit (type 1 or 3)
definition must be included for each ULTRA to be attached. The following
is an example of log mode entry tables for DSC and SCS that may be used
with the ULTRA. If necessary, consult with the Company System Manager
regarding specific requirements for the system, environment and
applications.
DSC2K MODEENTLOGMODE=DSC2K
BIND USED FOR APPLICATION SESSIONS
FMPROF=X‘03'
FUNCTION MANAGEMENT PROFILE
TSPROF=X‘03'
TRANSMISSION SERVICES PROFILE
PRIPROT=X‘B1'
PRIMARY PROTOCOL
SECPROT=X‘90'
SECONDARY PROTOCOL
COMPROT=X‘3080'
COMMON PROTOCOL
RUSIZES=X‘8787'
PRI RUSIZE=1024, SEC RUSIZE=1024
PSERVIC=X‘030000000000185018507F00'
LU SERVICES PROFILE
SCS MODEENT LOGMODE=SCS
BIND USED FOR APPLICATION SESSIONS
FMPROF=X‘03'
FUNCTION MANAGEMENT PROFILE
TSPROF=X‘03'
TRANSMISSION SERVICES PROFILE
PRIPROT=X‘B1'
PRIMARY PROTOCOL
SECPROT=X‘90'
SECONDARY PROTOCOL
COMPROT=X‘3080'
COMMON PROTOCOL
RUSIZES=X‘87C6'
PRI RUSIZE-768, SEC RUSIZE=1024
PSNDPAC=X‘01'
PRIMARY SEND PACING COUNT
SRCVPAC=X‘01'
SECONDARY RECEIVE PACING COUNT
PSERVIC=X‘01000000E100000000000000'
LU SERVICES PROFILE
APL Support
APL is supported only for DSC data streams when the ULTRA is
outputting data using the ASCII character set. When using APL, the DSC
log mode entry table above will be the same except for the last line,
“PSERVIC=X'… .” A change must be made to the byte following the
“X'03.” The second byte (00) must be changed to another value, depending
upon the device for which the user’s application was written. The following
table indicates the appropriate replacement value.
COAX HOST CONSIDERATIONS
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00 = For applications written for a device with old APL and without
Extended Data Stream capability.
20 = For applications written for a VSCS printer (VM only).
40 = For applications written for a device with new APL.
80 = For applications written for a device with Extended Data Stream
capability.
C0 = For applications written for a device with new APL and Extended
Data Stream capability.
Extended Attribute Buffer Support
The ULTRA supports the Extended Attribute Buffer (EAB) feature found
in many IBM 3287 printers. EAB is supported only for DSC data streams
and only when the printer attached to the ULTRA is using the ASCII
character set. This feature “extends” the number of characters available for
transmission to the printer. These characters are found in the following
Translate Table:
7
DSC to ASCII APL
To use this feature, the ULTRA must have Option #10 — Output in ASCII
or EBCDIC set to (A) ASCII; Option #11 — APL Output must be set to
“Yes;” and Option #20 — Physical Buffer Size must be set to (B) 2K with
EAB or (D) 4K with EAB. Also refer to the APL Support section above.
SECTION 14
SCS DATA STREAMS
General Information
SNA character string (SCS) controls are EBCDIC codes embedded by the
host system in a document and used for formatting the data sent to devices
such as printers and CRT displays. The ULTRA achieves its emulation of
IBM printers by translating the SCS codes into PFSs (programmable
function strings) that the printer can use to format data.
To use SCS controls, the ULTRA must be defined to the host computer as
an SNA Type 1 logical unit. Type 1 logical units use SCS codes to control
data formatting.
Presentation Surface:
SNA Character String Definitions
Devices that use SCS data formatting can be represented logically by a twodimensional area called the presentation surface. The SCS control codes
direct the formatting of data on a presentation surface.
The presentation surface can be viewed as a two-dimensional matrix of
character positions. Each character position is referenced by line and
column coordinates. The presentation surface represents a single page of
printed output.
 Presentation Surface Width and Depth determine the maximum
physical dimensions of the page (maximum number of characters per
line, maximum number of lines per page).
 Margins are the logical boundaries within which data will actually
be printed. If the data sent by the control unit exceeds these margins,
the data may not be printed.
 Maximum Presentation Line is the number of the last physical line
on the page.
 Maximum Presentation Position is the number of the rightmost
character position on the physical page.
 Presentation Position is the line and column number of the current
position on the page. The presentation position indicates where the
next character will be printed on the page.
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SCS Commands Supported by the ULTRA
Application programs running on the host computer generate data streams
that contain both the data to be printed and the SCS commands that control
the positioning of the data on the page, as indicated below. This section
discusses how to use the SCS commands supported by the ULTRA.
Backspace (BS) — 16h
The Backspace command moves the presentation position horizontally one
position to the left. If already at the leftmost position, this command results
in no operation. Upon receipt of an SCS 16h in the data stream, the ULTRA
will send an ASCII BS (08h) to printer, if the print position is not already at
the left margin.
End of Message (EM) — 19h
An End of Message generates a new line, except when it occurs in the first
printing column, dependent upon the setting of Option 52.
Form Feed (FF) — 0Ch
The Form Feed command moves the presentation position to the top and
left margins of the next page.
Horizontal Tab (HT) — 05h
The Horizontal Tab command moves the presentation position horizontally
to the next tab stop to the right. The horizontal tab stops are determined by
the Set Horizontal Format command. Tab commands are translated into the
appropriate number of spaces and sent to the printer. If there are no
horizontal tab stops to the right of the current position, the HT is treated as
a space character.
Interchange File Separator (IFS) — 1Ch
One of four Interchange Separator Commands used to delimit information
strings in SCS data streams. The ULTRA interprets it as a space.
Interchange Group Separator (IGS) — 1Dh
The ULTRA interprets this Interchange Separator as a space.
SCS DATA STREAMS
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Interchange Record Separator (IRS) — 1Eh
The ULTRA interprets this Interchange Separator as a new line.
Interchange Unit Separator (IUS) — 1Fh
The ULTRA interprets this Interchange Separator as a space.
Line Feed (LF) — 25h
The Line Feed command moves the presentation position down to the next
line. The column position remains the same. Option #3 — Line Spacing
may cause the ULTRA to move down more than one line.
Null — 00h
The Null command is converted to a space by the ULTRA.
Set Horizontal Format (SHF) — 2BC1h
The Set Horizontal Format command is used to set left and right margins,
horizontal tab stops that are used by the horizontal tab command, and to set
the maximum presentation position for the page. The SHF command has
multiple parameters in the following format:
(SHF)(CNT)(MPP)(LM)(RM)(T1)...(TN)
Where:
SHF
The Set Horizontal Format command code = 2BC1h
CNT
A Count of the number of bytes in this command string,
including the count byte.
MPP
The maximum width of the print line. Default is the line
length of the physical device.
LM
The character position of the Left Margin. LM is also the first
horizontal tab stop. The LM value must be less than or equal
to MPP. The default is 1.
RM
The character position of the Right Margin. The value of the
RM must be greater than LM and less than or equal to MPP.
T1-TN
The character positions of the horizontal tab stops, if any.
Valid tab stops are less than or equal to the value of MPP.
The tab stops do not have to be in any particular order.
Note: All parameters are single byte binary numbers.
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Set Line Density (SLD) — 2BC6h
The Set Line Density command is used to set the vertical line spacing to 6
or 8 lines per inch. The ULTRA accepts this command and sends the proper
programmable function string to the printer. If the assigned PFS is empty,
the command is ignored, and no data is output to the printer.
Set Vertical Format (SVF) — 2BC2h
The Set Vertical Format command is used to set top and bottom page
margins, vertical tab stops that are used by the vertical tab command, and to
set the maximum presentation line for the page. The SVF command has
multiple parameters in the following format:
(SVF)(CNT)(MPL)(TM)(BM)(T1)...(TN)
Where:
SVF
The Set Vertical Format command code = 2BC2h
CNT
A Count of the number of bytes in this command string,
including the count byte.
MPL
The length of the page. 1-127 are valid.
TM
The line number of the Top Margin for the page. TM is also
the first vertical tab stop. The TM value will be set to the
default value of 1.
BM
The line number of the Bottom Margin of the page. When
this line number is exceeded, the printer automatically skips
to the next page. BM must be less than or equal to MPL. The
default value is MPL.
T1-TN
The line numbers of the vertical tab stop settings, if any.
Valid tab stops are greater than or equal to TM and less than
or equal to BM. The tab stops must be listed in ascending
order.
Note: All parameters are single byte binary numbers.
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Transparent (TRN) — 35h
The Transparent command indicates the start of transparent data. This data
is not scanned for SCS control codes. The command is followed by a count
byte that indicates the number of bytes of transparent data to follow. The
command has the following format:
(TRN)(CNT)
Where:
TRN
is the Transparent command code 35h.
CNT
is a single binary byte denoting the number of bytes in the
transparent block. The Count value does not include the
count byte.
The Transparent command is especially important because it gives the user
the ability to generate any possible 8 bit command or data byte to be output
to the attached device. Many of the extended 8 bit ASCII command codes
used by printers and plotters must be transmitted as transparent data streams
because they cannot be generated or passed through the IBM system
without being modified. Each byte of data is sent to the printer without
translation. For example, the following 8 bit EBCDIC codes are the RESET
command for a Xerox laser printer:
35031B2B58
35 is the transparent command code, 03 is the count of the data bytes to be
sent to the attached device, and 1B, 2B and 58 are the three bytes to be sent
to the attached device.
Vertical Tab (VT) — 0Bh
The Vertical Tab command moves the presentation position down to the
next vertical tab stop position. The vertical tab stops are determined by the
Set Vertical Format command. If no vertical tab stop exists below the
current line, the VT is treated as a line feed.
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SCS Command Summary
SCS Command
Code
Description
Backspace (BS)
16h
Move PP left 1 position
Carriage Return (CR)
0Dh
Move PP to left margin
End of Message (EM)
19h
End of Message
Form Feed (FF)
0Ch
Skip to next page
Horizontal Tab (HT)
05h
Move PP right to next tab stop
Interchange File Sep. (IFS)
1Ch
Space
Interchange Group Sep. (IGS)
1Dh
Space
Interchange Record Sep. (IRS)
1Eh
New line
Interchange Unit Sep. (IUS)
1Fh
Space
Line Feed (LF)
25h
Move PP down to next line
New Line (NL)
15h
Send CR/LF to printer
Null
00h
Space
Set Line Density (SLD)
2BC6h
Set vertical line spacing
Set Horizontal Format (SHF)
2BC1h
Set horizontal margins and
tabs
Set Vertical Format (SVF)
2BC2h
Set vertical margins and tabs
Transparency (TRN)
35h
Pass following data (after the
count byte) without translation
Vertical Channel Select (VCS)
04h
Send CR/LF to printer
Vertical Tab (VT)
0Bh
Move PP down to next vertical
tab
SCS DATA STREAMS
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SNA Printer Exception Conditions/Sense Codes
Exception conditions in SNA are reported by sending a negative response
to the sender of the data. The negative response contains a sense code that
describes the type of exception condition that occurred. Some of these
conditions are errors, and some are just temporary exceptions.
The following is a list of SNA sense codes that can be sent to the host as the
result of an exception condition involving a printer. Sense codes are made
up of two bytes of information. The first byte describes the class of
exception that occurred (10h for Request Errors, 08h for Request Reject).
The second byte describes the specific condition.
Request Errors = 10h
05h = Parameter Error. This indicates an invalid SCS parameter in the data
stream. This condition is usually the result of a programming error in the
software that is building the SCS data stream. It may also be caused by
sending an unsupported SCS command.
Request Reject = 08h
01h = Resource Not Available. Either the printer is configured for local use,
or an outbound pacing overrun has occurred. This is a network
configuration problem that should be referred to the systems programmer.
02h = Intervention Required. Either the printer is out of paper, or a paper
jam has occurred. This condition is temporary and can be cleared by the
remote terminal operator.
11h = Break. The operator pressed the cancel switch while the printer was
in the middle of a chain of data. The chain may be restarted under host
software control.
14h = Bracket Bid Reject — (RTR to Follow). The printer is temporarily
busy doing a Local Copy. The printer will send an RTR command when it
is no longer busy, then printing can continue.
1Ch = Request Not Executable. The requested function cannot be executed
because of a permanent error condition in the printer.
31h = LU Component Disconnected. The device is powered off, or the
coaxial cable is not connected to the 3270 control unit. If the ULTRA is
powered on and connected, it may be necessary to power down and power
up to reestablish communication between the ULTRA and the system.
SECTION 15
DSC DATA STREAMS
General Information
The DSC (Data Stream Compatibility) character set is found in non-SNA
environments. It has a limited number of control characters, which are
explained below.
Carriage Return (CR) — 05h
This command moves the presentation position to the left margin.
End of Message (EM) — 01h
The End of Message command terminates printing, and it may also send a
new line to the printer, depending upon the setting of Option # 51 — DSC
EM Generates CR/LF in Infinite Line Length and Option #57 — DSC NL
at EM Even if in Column 1, and upon whether or not the current print
position is column 1. Here is a table listing all of the possible results:
OPTION 51
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
OPTION 57
N
N
Y
Y
N
N
Y
Y
COLUMN
1
>1
1
>1
1
>1
1
>1
RESULT
No new line
Send new line
Send new line
Send new line
No new line
Send new line
Send new line
Send new line
Form Feed (FF) — 02h
The Form Feed command moves the presentation position to the top and
left margins of the next page.
New Line (NL) — 03h
The New Line command moves the presentation position to the next line
and left margin of the page. If the line count exceeds the bottom margin, the
ULTRA will send an FF to the printer, and the print position will be the left
and top margins of the next page.
SECTION 16
XEROX APPLICATIONS
General Information
Xerox distributed printers supported by the ULTRA include the following
models: 2700, 3700, 4030, 4045, 4197, 4213, 4235 and 4700. The ULTRA
has a number of special features that support Xerox printer functions. For
instance, it supports output to Xerox printers using the EBCDIC character
set.
The ULTRA also supports Xerox transparency, triggered by 36h in the data
stream. Refer to Option #5 in Section 5 — Configuration Options and to
Section 11 — Transparency Modes for details on Xerox 36h transparency.
Other special Xerox features supported include UDKs (user-defined keys),
XPAF (Graphic Windows and EBCDIC font downloads) and Metacode.
ULTRA implementation of these features is described below.
User-Defined Keys (UDKs)
Xerox Corporation produces a number of printers that have very
sophisticated font and graphic capabilities. The ULTRA offers special
support for Xerox printers in XDPM mode, also referred to as XES mode or
UDK mode. XES mode is the native Xerox print mode for Xerox 2700,
3700, 4030, 4045 and 4213 printers. The XDPM mode on the Xerox 4235
also provides the XES command set.
Commands that control these printers are always preceded by an escape
character. The escape character is sometimes not a legal character in a
mainframe environment. Therefore, UDKs (or user-defined keys) were
implemented to allow any one of 256 different characters to be assigned as
the escape character. The ULTRA keeps track of which character is
currently being used as the UDK.
Note: The character assigned as the UDK should be different than the
character assigned as pseudo transparency Trigger 1. Otherwise,
unpredictable results may occur.
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XPAF Support
XPAF (Xerox Printer Access Facility) accepts Advanced Function Printing
Data Stream (AFPDS) data and converts it for use by Xerox printers (4030,
2700, 4045, 3700, etc.). When installed for use with one of these printers,
XPAF expects to see a 3287-like device (such as the ULTRA) at the end of
the coax cable.
These data types are sometimes corrupted by host system forms control.
The ULTRA takes this fact into consideration and strips away any forms
control that might corrupt these data types.
The ULTRA is capable of supporting two important XPAF features. These
are EBCDIC fonts and EBCDIC graphic windows. Originally intended for
EBCDIC printers, these sequences can be sent to an ASCII printer when
attached to the ULTRA.
The ULTRA’s support of XPAF allows the protocol converter to be in
ASCII output mode at all times. This is an important feature to ULTRA
users that require the alternate host port(s) for PC-type data.
The ULTRA contains special translate tables to accommodate this feature.
(These are not related to the user-definable translate tables referred to
elsewhere in this manual. They are located in ROM and are unchangeable.)
When either a font or graphic window is detected, these translate tables are
in effect. At the end of the font or graphic window, the translate table is
switched to the one in effect before the graphic window or font was
detected.
Xerox Graphic Window Support
When the ULTRA sees (UDK/Esc)gw, a graphic window is being
processed. The (UDK) is the user-defined key. Please refer to the Xerox
printer programmer reference for further information on this escape
sequence.
If the user’s application requires this feature, and if the user would like to
use the printer in ASCII mode, this option should be set to “Yes.” Refer to
Option #60 in Section 5 — Configuration Options.
Note: If the ULTRA is in EBCDIC output mode (see Option #10), Option
#60 must be set to “No.”
XEROX APPLICATIONS
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Allow EBCDIC Font Downloading
When the ULTRA sees (UDK/Esc)+A or (UDK/Esc)+F, a font download is
being processed. The (UDK) is the user-defined key. Please refer to the
Xerox printer programmer reference for further information on this escape
sequence.
If the user’s application requires this feature, and if the user would like to
use the printer in ASCII mode, this option should be set to “Yes.” Refer to
Option #62 in Section 5 — Configuration Options.
Note: If the ULTRA is in EBCDIC output mode (see Option #10), Option
#62 must be set to “No.”
Metacode Support
Some Xerox printers are capable of accepting Metacode data. The Xerox
4235 is a Metacode-capable printer, for example. The data seen by the
ULTRA and the printer are identical when this type of data is detected.
Metacode data is triggered by a 35h in the data stream, immediately
followed by a count byte, then the data itself. The data is not translated in
this sequence. Additional information can be found in Section 11 —
Transparency Modes. Please refer to the Xerox printer programmer
reference for further information on this escape sequence.
Refer to Option #58 in Section 5 — Configuration Options. Users with
applications that require a Metacode-capable printer should set this option
to “Yes.”
SECTION 17
ALTERNATE HOST
CONSIDERATIONS
General Information
Many types of devices can be attached to the alternate host port of the
ULTRA. Alternate hosts may include PCs, minicomputers such as a DEC
VAX or a Burroughs, network servers, print-sharing devices and even other
protocol converters. This section discusses how to ensure compatibility
between the alternate host, coax host and the printer.
Activating the Alternate Host Port
The alternate host port is disabled by default. To activate the alternate host
port, Option #50 must be configured by the user. Refer to Section 5 —
Configuration Options. The choices for Option #50 are (A) OFF, (B) Both
parallel and serial alternate hosts, (C) Serial alternate host and (D) Parallel
alternate host. Make the appropriate choice, referring for instructions to
Section 8 — Front Panel Configuration or Section 9 — Coax Host
Configuration.
Configuring the Alternate Host Port
The dip switches on the ULTRA back panel are also used to configure the
unit for an alternate host. The dip switch default settings (all switches in the
OFF/up position) are appropriate for a parallel alternate host.
If using a serial alternate host, the settings of dip switch Bank B must be
changed. Refer to Section 3 — Dip Switch Settings for information on the
appropriate configuration.
Note: Users with both parallel and serial alternate hosts will have to
change the dip switch settings and press the RESET button on the ULTRA
front panel when switching between parallel and serial alternate hosts. To
connect both parallel and serial alternate hosts also requires the use of
AGILE’s special “Y” alternate host adapter.
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Host Lockout Duration
When the ULTRA, the printer and the alternate host are powered on, the
coax host port and the alternate host port are available until a print job is
received. When a print job is received from either port, the ULTRA will
process that data and allow the other port to remain available.
To manage data simultaneously from an alternate host plus a coax host
requires the ULTRA to sense when each device has finished printing.
Otherwise, data from the coax host might be mixed with data from an
alternate host. A timing mechanism is used to manage the host ports. The
ULTRA will switch between coax host and alternate host print jobs after
both the print job is done and a user-defined lockout period has elapsed.
Refer to Section 5 — Configuration Options. Option #40 — Alternate Host
Lockout Duration specifies the number of seconds during a print job that
the ULTRA will wait without receiving a character before allowing another
host to control the output port. If no characters are printed from the current
host for three seconds (the default), the ULTRA is placed in neutral, and
any host may take control. Longer delays may be required to accommodate
slow printers or slow input devices.
Make the appropriate choice, referring for instructions to Section 8 — Front
Panel Configuration or Section 9 — Coax Host Configuration. (Once the
alternate host port is activated and otherwise configured, this option can be
changed via the alternate host itself. Refer to Section 10 — Alternate Host
Configuration for instructions.) The appropriate time can be determined
only by trial and error. If too long a delay is entered, switching between
hosts may take longer than is necessary. If too short a delay time (0 to 10) is
entered for the lockout duration, two print jobs could become intermixed or
corrupted, because the ULTRA will switch between the coax host and
alternate host after each data block is processed.
If data is sent to a port before the current host has finished printing, the
port will show a busy condition until the ULTRA is placed in neutral. If the
ULTRA receives a print job from the alternate host and the coax host
simultaneously, the coax host print job will be printed first. The first 240
characters of the alternate host print job will be buffered until the host print
job is done.
Some alternate host hardware and software systems are incapable of
internally queueing a print job, and they will “lock up” if they send a print
job while a coax host job is being printed. The lock-up condition will
continue until the coax host print job is completed; then the alternate host
job will be printed.
ALTERNATE HOST CONSIDERATIONS
Page 17-3
Alternate Host Translation
The data stream from the alternate host is not sent directly through the
ULTRA to the attached printer. Rather, all characters must first pass
through the appropriate translate table, even if the printer uses the same data
format as the alternate host.
If both the printer and the alternate host use the ASCII character set, the
data is passed through Translate Table #3 — ASCII to ASCII. If using a
Xerox printer in EBCDIC mode, the data will be converted with Translate
Table #6 — ASCII to EBCDIC. For more information, refer to Section 7 —
Translate Tables.
Although these tables may be edited by the user, AGILE advises against
doing so, particularly because these tables are also used to generate
configuration reports, and changing them may corrupt output to the printer.
Other Considerations
The connection between the alternate host and the ULTRA may be tested
by sending a print screen job to the printer. Users with problems in printing
properly formatted documents from the alternate host may print a buffer
dump of the data being sent from the alternate host to the printer. Refer to
Section 4 — Troubleshooting for details on printing these reports.
If using a serial alternate host that is configured to use CTS (Clear to Send)
flow control — also known as “hardware” handshaking, Option #41 must
be set to “Yes” (the default setting). If the serial alternate host uses XON/
XOFF (software) handshaking, set this option to “No.” For parallel
interfacing, this option can be ignored. Make the appropriate choice,
referring for instructions to Section 8 — Front Panel Configuration or
Section 9 — Coax Host Configuration.
The only other configuration options that will affect printed output from the
alternate host are Option #10 — Output in ASCII or EBCDIC and Option
#25 — Centronics or Dataproducts Parallel, but these are configured to
conform to the printer and its interface and are not specific to the alternate
host. Otherwise, data is sent from the alternate host to the printer without
any transformation, so the alternate host software requirements are the same
as they would be if the alternate host were attached directly to the printer.
As such, all page formatting (e.g., column width, line spacing, form feeds,
etc.) must be handled by the alternate host software application.
SECTION 18
APPENDIX
General Information
The Appendix contains samples of the General Configuration Report,
Printer Test, Auto Buffer Report, Translate Table Report and Alternate Host
Buffer Dump. A pin-out chart of the ULTRA ports is also included.
General Configuration Report
The following is a sample of the General Configuration Report with all
factory defaults selected. Print this report by pressing the TEST button on
the ULTRA front panel. This report should be printed before and after
making any configuration changes or when troubleshooting the ULTRA.
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Agile 6287UltraVersion 46.00 - 8344 Dip A:00 Dip B:00
*————==< PRINTER FORMAT >==————* *——————————————————*
1)column width (0 = infinite)...[132]
2)lines per page................[000]
3)line spacing..................[001]
4)null line suppression y/n.....[Y]
*——————————————————*
5)xerox 36h transparency y/n....[N]
6)local copy form feed - before.[N]
7)local copy form feed - after..[Y]
8)newline order a)cr/lf b)lf/cr.[A]
delay..[010]
9)pa key usage a)normal b)pfs...[A]
10)output in a)ascii or b)ebcdic.[A]
11)apl output? y/n...............[N]
12)dumps to a)same, b)other port.[A]
13)supress spaces before ptm?....[N]
14)supress carriage ctrl chars?..[N]
*———==< PRINTER INTERFACE >==——*
25)parallel: a)cent b)dataprod..[A]
26)intervention required y/n....[Y]
27)intervention required
*——==< BOLD PRINT EMULATION >==——*
15)a)3287 b)displaywrite c)none..[C]
16)supress leading spaces?.......[N]
*———==< PRINTER EMULATION >==———*
PHYSICAL BUFFER SIZE:
20)a)2k b)2keab c)4k d)4keab..[C]
LOGICAL BUFFER SIZE:
21)a)960 b)1920 c)2560 d)3440 e)3564..[D]
Custom Banner:
:
Power on Sequence:
:
PFS #1:
:
PFS #2:
:
PFS #3:
:
PFS #4:
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PFS #5:
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PA1 key:
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30)transp. a)regular b)count.....[A]
31)discard transp. delimiter y/n.[N]
32)dsc transp. trigger 1.........[1B]
33)dsc transp. trigger 2.........[1A]
*——————————————————*
*——————————————————*
34)scs transp. trigger 1.........[4A]
35)scs transp. trigger 2.........[5B]
36)ascii transp. trigger 1.......[1B]
37)ascii transp. trigger 2.......[24]
38)ascii apl trigger character...[1A]
39)transp. trigger 1 output......[9B]
*——————————————————*
40)duration of lockout in seconds.[016]
41)serial cts handshaking? y/n....[Y]
*——————————————————*
*——————————————————*
47)Carriage Control Exits PTM.....[Y]
48)Continuous bell a,b,c, or d?...[A]
*——————————————————*
49)C0 05 header elimination? y/n..[N]
*——————————————————*
50)Alt host a,b,c, or d?..........[A]
*——————————————————*
51)NL @ DSC EM even in infinite...[N]
*——————————————————*
52)Ignore SCS EM if in column 1...[N]
*——————————————————*
53)Ignore 35h transparency? y/n...[N]
*——————————————————*
54)Idle POR after (seconds).......[000]
*——————————————————*
55)MD-Laser supported? y/n........[N]
*——————————————————*
57)NL @ DSC EM even in column 1?..[N]
*——————————————————*
58)Metacode supported?............[N]
*——————————————————*
59)Laser Page supported?..........[N]
*——————————————————*
60)Xerox graphic window support?..[N]
*——————————————————*
62)Allow EBCDIC font downloads?...[N]
*——————————————————*
:
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Printer Test
This page contains a sample Printer Test. A printer test checks the
connection between the ULTRA and the printer. In performing this test, the
ULTRA sends the printer a continuous stream of characters, including
alphabetic, numeric and special characters. To print this test, put dip switch
A2 in the ON (down) position, and press the RESET button on the ULTRA
front panel. To end the test, put dip switch A2 in the OFF (down) position,
then press the RESET button. For more information, refer to Section 4 —
Troubleshooting.
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APPENDIX
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Auto Buffer Report
This page and the next two pages contain a sample Auto Buffer Report.
This report is useful for analyzing data streams, and it will sometimes be
requested by AGILE technical support when diagnosing printing problems.
The data presented by this report is a buffer dump of the data that the
ULTRA receives, along with a printout of the host print job being sent to
the printer.
To print this report, put dip switch A8 in the ON (down) position, and press
the RESET button on the ULTRA front panel. Then send a local copy or
typical mainframe print job to the printer. After the report has finished
printing, set dip switch A8 in the OFF (up) position, then press the RESET
button.
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Alternate Host Buffer Dump
This page and the next two pages contain a sample Alternate Host Buffer
Dump. This report can be useful for determining the casues of problems
that may occur in sending properly formatted documents to the printer from
the alternate host, and AGILE technical support may request this report
when troubleshooting the ULTRA. The data presented by this report is
similar to the information presented in an Auto Buffer Report.
To send this report, set dip switches B6, B7 and B8 in the ON (down)
position, then press the RESET button on the ULTRA front panel. Print the
offending document from the alternate host. After the document has
finished printing, set dip switches B6, B7 and B8 to their former locations,
and press the RESET button on the ULTRA front panel.
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Translate Table Report
The following pages contain a sample Translate Table Report, with all
default values indicated. This report should be printed before and after
making any modifications to the translate tables.
To print a Translate Table Report, set dip switch B7 in the ON (down)
position, press the RESET button on the ULTRA front panel, then press the
CANCEL button. After the report has finished printing, set dip switch B7 to
its former position, and press the RESET button on the ULTRA front panel.
Agile 6287UltraVersion 46.00 - 8344 Dip A:00 Dip B:40
DSC
(COAX)
TO ASCII........
MSN->
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LSN-v
|———————————————————————X0|05 05 30 26 2D 2D 2D 2D 61 71
X1|05 3D 31 2D 2D 2D 2D 2D 62 72
X2|05 27 32 2E 2D 2D 2D 2D 63 73
X3|05 22 33 2C 2D 2D 2D 2D 64 74
X4|2D 2F 34 3A 2D 2D 2D 2D 65 75
X5|05 5C 35 2B 2D 2D 2D 2D 66 76
X6|2D 7C 36 5E 2D 2D 2D 2D 67 77
X7|2D 99 37 2D 2D 2D 2D 2D 68 78
X8|3E 3F 38 2D 2D 2D 2D 2D 69 79
X9|3C 21 39 2D 2D 2D 2D 2D 6A 7A
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X4|05 20 20 20 2D 2D 2D 2D 64 6D
X5|05 05 05 05 2D 2D 2D 2D 65 6E
X6|20 05 20 20 2D 2D 2D 2D 66 6F
X7|20 20 1B 20 2D 2D 2D 2D 67 70
X8|05 20 05 20 2D 2D 2D 2D 68 71
X9|20 05 20 20 2D 2D 2D 60 69 72
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|———————————————————————X0|05 05 F0 50 57 75 9E B7 81 98
X1|05 7E F1 60 58 76 9F B8 82 99
X2|05 7D F2 4B 59 77 A0 B9 83 A2
X3|05 7F F3 6B 62 78 AA BA 84 A3
X4|60 61 F4 7A 63 80 AB BB 85 A4
X5|05 E0 F5 4E 64 8A AC BC 86 A5
X6|ED 4F F6 5F 65 8B 41 42 87 A6
X7|EE 6A F7 49 66 8C AE BE 88 A7
X8|6E 6F F8 51 67 8D AF BF 89 A8
X9|4C 5A F9 52 68 8E B0 CA 91 A9
XA|AD 5B 47 53 69 8F B1 CB 92 E1
XB|BD 05 48 A1 70 90 B2 CC 93 EA
XC|5D 43 7B 54 CE 9A B3 CD 94 EB
XD|4D 44 7C 79 CF 9B B4 DF 95 EC
XE|D0 45 6C 55 DD 9C B5 DB 96 EF
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X1|05 FF FF FF A1 AF A3 BA FF FF
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X4|FF FF FF FF E9 B2 A6 C1 C9 FF
X5|05 FF FF FF F0 B3 A7 BD D0 FF
X6|FF FF FF FF F1 B4 A8 BC D1 FF
X7|FF FF FF FF F2 B6 F8 C4 D2 FF
X8|FF FF FF FF F3 5C AA C5 D3 FF
X9|FF FF FF FF F5 B8 AB C6 D4 FF
XA|FF FF FF FF F7 F9 FF FF FF FF
XB|FF 05 FF FF A0 C3 FF FF FF FF
XC|FF FF FF FF AD A9 FF FF FF FF
XD|FF FF FF FF C2 5D FF FF FF FF
XE|FF FF FF FF AC BE FF F6 FF FF
XF|FF FF FF FF 5B 7C FF FF FF FF
SCS
MSN->
LSN-v
(COAX/ALT) TO ASCII APL....
0X 1X 2X 3X 4X 5X 6X 7X 8X 9X
|———————————————————————X0|FF FF FF FF 8A CE FF FF B5 F1
X1|FF FF FF FF A3 BA FF 5E AF FF
X2|FF FF FF FF A4 BB C7 9B FF FF
X3|FF FF FF FF A5 C0 C8 FF FF FF
X4|FF FF FF FF A6 C1 C9 FF FF FF
X5|05 05 05 05 A7 BD D0 FF FF FF
X6|FF 05 FF 80 A8 BC D1 FF FF FF
X7|FF FF 1B 81 F8 C4 D2 FF FF FF
X8|FF FF 05 82 AA C5 D3 E4 FF FF
X9|FF 05 FF 83 AB C6 D4 FF FF FF
XA|FF FE FF 84 05 EC FF FF A1 F2
XB|05 FF 05 85 8B FF FF FF E6 F3
XC|05 FF FF 86 8C FF FF FF E7 90
XD|05 FF FF 87 8D FF FF FF E8 F5
XE|FF 05 FF 88 8E FF FF FF E9 F6
XF|FF FF FF 89 8F F4 FF FF F0 F7
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EBCDIC FONT DOWNLOAD TABLE - DSC.
MSN->
0X 1X 2X 3X 4X 5X 6X 7X 8X 9X
LSN-v
|———————————————————————X0|00 00 3F 31 00 00 00 00 61 71
X1|00 7E 40 00 00 00 00 00 62 72
X2|0C 00 5B 30 00 00 00 00 63 73
X3|05 00 5C 34 00 00 00 00 64 74
X4|00 33 5D 38 00 00 00 00 65 75
X5|00 00 5E 7D 00 00 00 00 66 76
X6|00 00 5F 00 00 00 00 00 67 77
X7|00 00 60 00 00 00 00 00 68 78
X8|00 37 7B 00 00 00 00 00 69 79
X9|00 00 7C 00 00 00 00 00 6A 7A
XA|00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 6B 00
XB|00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 6C 00
XC|32 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 6D 00
XD|39 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 6E 00
XE|00 00 35 00 00 00 00 00 6F 00
XF|00 00 36 00 00 00 00 00 70 00
SCS
MSN->
LSN-v
(COAX/ALT) TO EBCDIC APL...
0X 1X 2X 3X 4X 5X 6X 7X 8X 9X
|———————————————————————X0|00 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90
X1|01 11 21 31 41 51 61 71 81 91
X2|02 12 22 32 42 52 62 72 82 92
X3|03 13 23 33 43 53 63 73 83 93
X4|04 14 24 34 44 54 64 74 84 94
X5|05 05 05 05 45 55 65 75 85 95
X6|06 05 26 36 46 56 66 76 86 96
X7|07 17 27 37 47 57 67 77 87 97
X8|05 18 05 38 48 58 68 78 88 98
X9|09 05 29 39 49 59 69 79 89 99
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XB|05 1B 05 3B 4B 5B 6B 7B 8B 9B
XC|05 1C 2C 3C 4C 5C 6C 7C 8C 9C
XD|05 1D 2D 3D 4D 5D 6D 7D 8D 9D
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C5
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APPENDIX
ASCII (ALT)
TO ASCII........
MSN->
0X 1X 2X 3X 4X 5X 6X 7X 8X 9X
LSN-v
|———————————————————————X0|00 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90
X1|01 11 21 31 41 51 61 71 81 91
X2|02 12 22 32 42 52 62 72 82 92
X3|03 13 23 33 43 53 63 73 83 93
X4|04 14 24 34 44 54 64 74 84 94
X5|05 15 25 35 45 55 65 75 85 95
X6|06 16 26 36 46 56 66 76 86 96
X7|07 17 27 37 47 57 67 77 87 97
X8|08 18 28 38 48 58 68 78 88 98
X9|09 19 29 39 49 59 69 79 89 99
XA|0A 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A 7A 8A 9A
XB|0B 1B 2B 3B 4B 5B 6B 7B 8B 9B
XC|0C 1C 2C 3C 4C 5C 6C 7C 8C 9C
XD|0D 1D 2D 3D 4D 5D 6D 7D 8D 9D
XE|0E 1E 2E 3E 4E 5E 6E 7E 8E 9E
XF|0F 1F 2F 3F 4F 5F 6F 7F 8F 9F
ASCII (ALT)
TO EBCDIC.......
MSN->
0X 1X 2X 3X 4X 5X 6X 7X 8X 9X
LSN-v
|———————————————————————X0|00 10 40 F0 7C D7 79 97 60 60
X1|01 11 5A F1 C1 D8 81 98 60 60
X2|02 12 7F F2 C2 D9 82 99 60 60
X3|03 13 7B F3 C3 E2 83 A2 60 60
X4|37 3C 5B F4 C4 E3 84 A3 60 60
X5|2D 3D 6C F5 C5 E4 85 A4 60 60
X6|15 32 50 F6 C6 E5 86 A5 60 60
X7|2F 26 7D F7 C7 E6 87 A6 60 60
X8|16 18 4D F8 C8 E7 88 A7 60 60
X9|05 19 5D F9 C9 E8 89 A8 60 60
XA|25 3F 5C 7A D1 E9 91 A9 60 60
XB|0B 27 4E 5E D2 AD 92 C0 60 60
XC|0C 22 6B 4C D3 E0 93 4F 60 60
XD|0D 1D 60 7E D4 BD 94 D0 60 60
XE|0E 1E 4B 6E D5 B5 95 A1 60 60
XF|0F 1F 61 6F D6 6D 96 07 60 60
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BB
BC
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BF
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EBCDIC FONT DOWNLOAD TABLE - SCS.
MSN->
0X 1X 2X 3X 4X 5X 6X 7X 8X 9X
LSN-v
|———————————————————————X0|00 00 00 00 00 31 00 00 00 00
X1|00 00 00 00 00 00 33 00 61 6A
X2|00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 62 6B
X3|00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 63 6C
X4|00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 64 6D
X5|00 05 00 00 00 00 00 00 65 6E
X6|00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 66 6F
X7|00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 67 70
X8|00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 68 71
X9|00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 69 72
XA|00 00 00 00 00 00 00 38 00 00
XB|00 00 00 00 30 00 34 00 00 00
XC|0C 00 00 00 00 00 35 00 00 00
XD|00 00 00 00 39 32 36 00 00 00
XE|00 00 00 00 7D 00 00 7E 00 00
XF|00 00 00 00 00 00 37 00 00 00
ASCII (ALT)
TO EBCDIC APL...
MSN->
0X 1X 2X 3X 4X 5X 6X 7X 8X 9X
LSN-v
|———————————————————————X0|FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF 9C
X1|FF FF DB FF FF FF FF FF FF D6
X2|FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF C6
X3|FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
X4|FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
X5|FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
X6|FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
X7|FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
X8|FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
X9|FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
XA|FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF 40 FF
XB|FF FF C3 FF FF B7 FF C0 FF 72
XC|FF FF FF FF FF BD FF BF FF FF
XD|FF FF A2 FF FF 71 FF D0 FF FF
XE|FF FF FF FF FF FF A4 FF FF DA
XF|FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF AF
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APPENDIX
EDIT THE CUSTOM TEST DATA Y/N......
MSN->
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X1|00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
X2|00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
X3|00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
X4|00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
X5|00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
X6|00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
X7|00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
X8|00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
X9|00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
XA|00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
XB|00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
XC|00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
XD|00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
XE|00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
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6287 ULTRA Port Pin-Out Charts
This page contains charts of the pin-out of the printer and alternate host
ports of the 6287 ULTRA.
Alternate Host Input Port
13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14
Serial Pin-Outs
1 = Chassis Ground
2 = TXD → (Transmit Data)
3 = RXD ← (Receive Data)
4 = RTS ← (Ready To Send)
5 = CTS → (Clear To Send)
6 = DSR ← (Data Set Ready)
7 = Signal Ground
8 = DCD ← (Data Carrier Detect)
20 = DTR → (Data Terminal Ready)
Parallel Pin-Outs
9 = Data 1
15 = Select (+)
21 = Data 7
10 = Data 2
16 = Data 5
22 = Data 8
12 = Printer Error (+)
17 = Fault (-)
23 = Strobe (-)
13 = Data 3
18 = Data 6
25 = Busy (+)
14 = Data 4
19 = Acknowledge (-)
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Output Port
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
Serial Pin-Outs
1 = Chassis Ground
2 = TXD → (Transmit Data)
3 = RXD ← (Receive Data)
4 = RTS ← (Ready To Send)
5 = CTS → (Clear To Send)
6 = DSR ← (Data Set Ready)
7 = Signal Ground
8 = DCD ← (Data Carrier Detect)
20 = DTR → (Data Terminal Ready)
Parallel Pin-Outs
9 = Data 1
15 = Select (+)
21 = Data 7
10 = Data 2
16 = Data 5
22 = Data 8
12 = Printer Error (+)
17 = Fault (-)
23 = Strobe (-)
13 = Data 3
18 = Data 6
24 = Init (-)
14 = Data 4
19 = Acknowledge (-)
25 = Busy (+)
SECTION 19
GLOSSARY
A
A/B switch
A switch that allows input devices to
share a printer.
AFP
Advanced Function Printing.
AFPDS
Advanced Function Printing Data
Stream.
Alternate host
Input devices other than the coax host
that can use the printers attached to the
ULTRA, such as PCs, network servers,
print sharing devices and even other
protocol converters.
APL
A Programming Language.
ASCII
American Standard Code for
Information Interchange. A 7-bit
standard character code used for
interchanging data between
communications equipment.
B
Backspace
Moves the print position one column to
the left.
Battery-backed RAM
A non-volatile temporary means of
storage. The ULTRA uses it to store
configuration parameters.
Baud rate
A unit for measuring serial data
transmission speed.
Binary
A base 2 numbering system.
Bit
A binary digit. The smallest unit of
binary information. Either a 0 or a 1.
BM
Bottom margin.
BNC connector
A type of coaxial cable end.
Bold
A typestyle in which the strokes of the
characters are thicker than normal.
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Bottom margin
The last line on which the ULTRA will
allow a character to be printed.
Break
An interruption of a transmission.
BS
Backspace.
Buffer
A block of internal memory that stores
information until it is ready to be used.
Byte
A unit of information consisting of
eight binary bits. Character codes are
often represented in bytes.
C
C0 05 header
Two DSC characters that some
applications send to the printer.
Carriage Return
A control character that (unless set to be
interpreted as a line end) causes the
printer to begin printing at the left
margin of the current line.
Centronics
The printer manufacturer that produced
the parallel interface that is now the
industry standard. Also used to refer to
the interface itself.
CICS/VS
Customer Information Control System/
Virtual System.
Cluster controller
A down-line processor that collects data
from a number of low-speed devices,
then transmits the concentrated data
over a single communications channel.
CNT
Count. The number of bytes in a
command string.
Coax
Coaxial cable. The type of cable used to
interface the ULTRA with the
controller. Standard RG62 A/U coax is
recommended for use in the 3270 IDS.
Column
The vertical members of one line of an
array.
Configuration
To assemble a collection of hardware
and software into a system and to
GLOSSARY
Page 19-3
adjust each of the parts so they all work together.
Control code
A byte of information representing a
print instruction (e.g., a tab).
Control Unit
The portion of the CPU that directs the
step-by-step operation of the entire
computing system.
Count byte
A byte that indicates the number of
bytes to follow in an escape sequence.
CPI
Characters per inch.
CR
Carriage return.
CR/LF
Carriage return/line feed.
CRT
Cathode ray tube. A video display
terminal.
CTS
Clear to send. A hardware handshaking
method in serial interfacing.
D
Data bits
Word length. The number of data bits in
a word.
Data stream
Information transmitted between the
host system and the ULTRA.
DB-25
A plug with 25 male or female pins,
most commonly used with an RS-232-C
serial interface.
Decimal
A base 10 numbering system.
Default
Formatting configurations that are
present and are used automatically
when no other information is available.
Delimit
To mark the beginning and end of a
character string.
Diagnostic
A routine designed to verify the
operation of a system and to find a
malfunction in a device.
Dip switch
Dual In-line Package switch. Used on
the ULTRA rear panel to modify the
functions of the unit.
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DisplayWrite 370
An IBM word processing application
that supports bolding, underlining and
overstriking.
DPA
Display printer adapter.
DSC
Data stream compatible. A pre-SNA
protocol.
E
EAB
Extended Attribute Buffer. A feature
found in many IBM printers that
extends the number of characters
available for transmission to the printer.
EBCDIC
Extended Binary Coded Decimal
Interchange Code. An eight bit
character code.
EC
Establishment controller.
EM character
End of message marker.
Emulation
A hardware or software product
imitating the function of another
hardware or software product.
End of Message
A character that represents the last
character of a message.
EPROM
Erasable programmable read-only
memory. The storage medium for the
ULTRA firmware.
Esc
Escape control character. A non-graphic
(unimaged) code that signals the
transmission of control information to
the ULTRA.
Establishment controller
See “cluster controller.”
Exception condition
A printing problem in an SNA
environment.
Extended ASCII
Some printer manufacturers have
implemented their own version of 8 bit
transmission. Extended ASCII allows
128 additional characters to be
displayed by the printer.
GLOSSARY
Page 19-5
F
FCC
Federal Communications Commission.
FF
Form feed.
Firmware
The pre-programmed EPROMs
installed in the ULTRA (the internal
software).
Flow control
Serial communication handshaking.
Form feed
A control code that instructs the printer
to process the current page and print it;
a page end. The physical transport of
paper to the beginning of a new page.
G
GDDM
Graphical Data Display Manager. An
IBM graphics software product.
GML
Graphic Machine Language.
Graphic Windows
A feature of Xerox printers.
H
Handshaking
An exchange of signals between two
devices in a computer network, as a
prelude to data exchange. The method
of flow control used in serial
interfacing.
Hardware
Any physical device in a computer
network.
Hewlett-Packard
A California company that produces a
wide range of computer equipment and
peripherals.
Hexadecimal
A base 16 numbering system. Numbers
are represented using digits 0-9 and
letters A-F.
Horizontal tab
Moves the presentation position
horizontally to the next tab stop to the
right.
Host
The system that transmits information
to the ULTRA. IBM coax host.
HP
Hewlett-Packard.
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HPGL
Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language. A
language used to transfer graphic
information to an HP or HP-compatible
plotter.
HT
Horizontal tab.
I
IBM
The world’s largest manufacturer of
computing equipment.
IBM 35 Hex transparency
A standard form of transparency used in
SCS data streams.
Idle
Available for use but not in actual
operation.
IFS
Interchange file separator.
IGS
Interchange group separator.
Infinite line length
An ULTRA feature that allows printing
past the default of 132 characters per
line for printers that support this
capability.
Infinite page length
An ULTRA setting that allows the host
application to perform page control.
Initialization
To preset to proper starting values.
Input
The introduction of data from an input
device to the computer’s main memory.
Input device
A unit used to enter data.
Interchange separator
An SCS command used to delimit
information strings in SCS data streams
(IFS, IGS, IRS, IUS).
Interface
The method by which different types of
devices are linked to each other for
communication (e.g., serial, parallel,
coax).
Intervention required
The message sent to the host system
when an error condition exists at the
printer (e.g., paper jam).
Invalid character
In hexadecimal, any character other
than numerals 0-9 and letters A-F.
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IR
Intervention required.
IRS
Interchange record separator.
IUS
Interchange unit separator.
L
Laserpage
An AGILE mainframe software product
that allows high-resolution AFPgenerated text and graphics to be
printed on Xerox and Hewlett-Packard
printers without installing IBM PSF.
Least significant digit
The digit representing the least value
(e.g., in 1024, the 4 is the least
significant).
LED
Light emitting diode. Emits light when
voltage is applied. Used on the ULTRA
front panel to indicate modes.
Left margin
The number of the first column at
which a character can be printed on a
page.
LF
Line feed.
Line density
Vertical spacing, or the number of lines
per inch that can be printed on a page.
Line Feed
A control code that advances the print
position down by one line.
LM
Left margin.
Local Copy
A screen print operation from a coaxattached terminal that goes directly
through the controller to the ULTRA
and the printer.
Log mode entry
Interface information required by the
host for each attached device.
Logical buffer
RAM used to display a displayable or
printable image.
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Logical Unit Number
A number assigned to a physical device
for identification purposes.
LU1
Logical Unit Type 1 (SCS compatible).
LU3
Logical Unit Type 3 (DSC compatible).
M
Mainframe
A large, expensive computer generally
used for information processing in large
businesses, colleges and other
organizations. The largest, fastest and
most expensive class of computers.
Margin
The number of spaces between the
edges of a page and the beginning of
text.
Maximum presentation line
The number of the last physical line on
the page.
Maximum presentation position The number of the rightmost character
position on the physical page.
Metacode
A Xerox printer command code.
Mode
A method of controlling the ULTRA
using a pushbutton on the front panel.
The mode number is indicated by a
seven-segment LED.
Most significant digit
The digit representing the greatest value
(e.g., in 1024, the 1 is the most
significant).
MPL
Maximum presentation line.
MPP
Maximum presentation position.
N
National semiconductor
A manufacturer of electronic
components.
New Line
A printer operation consisting of a
carriage return (CR) and a line feed
(LF).
NL
New line.
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Normal operating mode
The ULTRA mode in which host data
may be accepted.
Null
X'00.' Output by the ULTRA as a space.
Null line
A line in the data stream containing
only null characters.
O
One-trigger
A form of pseudo transparency that
uses a single trigger character followed
by a count byte that indicates the length
of the escape sequence.
Option
An ULTRA configuration parameter for
which the user can make a choice.
Output
Data transferred from a computer’s
internal storage to an output device.
Output device
A unit that takes data output from a
computer and presents it in the form
desired by the user.
Overstrike
A DisplayWrite 370 function in which
two characters may be printed in the
same presentation position.
P
PA1
Program attention key 1.
PA2
Program attention key 2.
Page control
The method by which page boundaries
(margins) are determined. Page control
may be done either by the host
application or by the ULTRA.
Parallel interface
8 bits of a byte are transmitted
simultaneously through 8 parallel wires.
Parity
A bit added to a data word that is used
for error checking. Simple parity can be
either odd or even.
PFS
Programmable function string.
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Plotter
An output unit that graphs data by
automatically controlled pens.
POR
Power on reset.
Power on reset
The method by which a peripheral
device announces to the host that it is
ready.
Presentation line
The number of the line that is the
current presentation position.
Presentation position
The line and column number of the
current position on the page.
Presentation surface
Represents a single page of printed
output.
Print screen
A PC keyboard command that will print
the text currently displayed on the
screen.
Printer
An output device that produces hard
copy output.
Program attention key
Found on displays and printers, these
keys inform the host of operator
actions.
Programmable function string
An instruction string used by the
ULTRA to activate printer features.
Protocol
A set of rules governing the format of
data and the control of information
interchange between two
communicating devices.
Protocol converter
A device that takes input in one data
communications format and outputs the
data in another communications format.
Pseudo transparency
A form of transparency used by the
ULTRA and available in both SCS and
DSC data streams. One-trigger and twotrigger methods are provided.
PSF
Print Services Facility.
PTM
Pseudo transparency mode.
GLOSSARY
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R
RAM
Random access memory. Used for
temporary storage of information.
Rasterizer
A device that converts an image
sequentially line by line, instead of by
vector.
Reset
To return components to a specified
static state.
RG62 A/U
Standard coaxial cable interface used by
host systems.
Right margin
The last column at which data can be
printed on a page.
RM
Right margin.
ROM
Read-only memory.
RTS
Ready to send. A hardware
handshaking method in serial
interfacing.
S
SCS
SNA character string. EBCDIC control
codes that are used to format data.
Sense codes
An SNA code that describes an
exception condition.
Serial interface
A type of interface in which bytes are
transmitted one bit at a time over a
single wire, and which can function
over great distances.
Set horizontal format
The SCS command that describes left
and right margins and horizontal tab
stops.
Set vertical format
The SCS command that describes top
and bottom margins and vertical tab
stops.
SHF
Set horizontal format.
SLD
Set line density.
Slow poll mode
A device connected to an establishment
controller may enter this mode when
communication with the EC has ceased.
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SNA
System network architecture. An IBM
communication standard.
Space
A print position where no character is
printed.
Stop bits
A bit or group of bits that indicates the
end of a data word and defines the
space between data words.
SVF
Set vertical format.
System printer
The printer designated as the primary
printer in a mainframe environment.
T
T1-Tn
The character positions of the
horizontal or vertical tab settings, if
any.
Tab
A carriage control that specifies output
columns and rows.
Terminator
A character or sequence of characters
that indicates the end of a data string
that is variable in length.
Timer
A configuration option that determines
how long an idle host or alternate host
controls an output port.
TM
Top margin.
Top margin
The topmost position on a page where a
character can be printed.
Translate tables
Look-up tables used by the ULTRA to
translate data input into the desired data
output.
Transparency
A method of embedding unprinted
printer control code escape sequences in
a host data stream using normally
printable characters.
Trigger
The character(s) that indicates the
beginning of a transparent command.
TRN
Transparency.
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Two-trigger
A type of pseudo transparency that uses
a sequence of two normally printable
characters as the trigger, and which is
ended with a terminator.
U
UDK
User-defined key. Feature used in
Xerox laser printers to define a
substitute escape character.
V
VCS
Vertical channel select.
Vertical channel select
An SCS command that the ULTRA
outputs as one or more CR/LF
sequences.
Vertical Tab
Moves the presentation position down
to the next vertical tab stop.
VS
Virtual system.
VT
Vertical tab.
VTAM
Virtual telecommunications access
method.
W
Word length
The number of data bits in a word.
X
XDPM
Xerox Decentralized Print Mode.
Xerox
A large manufacturer of computers,
printers, peripherals and other
electronic equipment.
Xerox 36 Hex transparency
A form of transparency used by some
Xerox applications in which the trigger
is X'36.'
XES
The native print mode for Xerox 2700,
3700, 4030, 4045 and 4213 printers.
Also available on 4235 printers in
XDPM mode.
XON/XOFF
Serial communication handshake
protocol using ASCII DC1/DC3
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