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AMBER BASIC PC
Remote Programmer
Software
User Guide
Copyright and Warranty _________________________________________________________ i
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Document revision 08/2008
About This Manual ____________________________________________________________ iii
About This Manual
This manual provides a detailed description of the procedures for using the Amber Basic
PC Remote Programmer with your Amber Basic system.
Chapter 1 provides an overview and briefly describes the system.
Chapter 2 lists the requirements for installing the software and describes the software
installation process.
Chapter 3 covers the menus included in the software.
Chapter 4 introduces Sites and how they are managed (creating, saving, deleting and
copying).
Chapter 5 explains how to manage Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer users,
including how to add users, delete users, change a user’s password and how to log in as a
different user.
Chapter 6 details all the different tables displayed in the software and provides a general
overview of what is included in them.
Chapter 7 describes how to edit text in the control panel LCD display.
Chapter 8 describes how to download/upload customized data settings.
Chapter 9 covers the Reports utility, detailing how to define and generate reports.
Chapter 10 describes how to change the screen appearance, change the screen color,
column alignment and user interface language.
Chapter 11 provides answers to troubleshooting questions, which may occur.
Appendix A provides solutions in the event of characters not appearing correctly due to
the interface language used and for custom language editing.
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Formatting Conventions
The following formatting conventions are used throughout the documentation:
Note:
Additional information relevant to the presently
discussed subject.
Caution:
Information that is essential for your safety and to avoid
damaging the hardware or software.
bold text
Indicates operations that you must perform (e.g., name
of a button to be clicked or option to be selected) or to
emphasize a field or concept being described.
Table of Contents _____________________________________________________________ 1
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Getting Started
2.1 Hardware/Software Requirements ............................................................ 2-1
2.2 Installation ................................................................................................ 2-1
2.3 Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer Main Window ............................. 2-3
2.4 Navigating Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer................................... 2-6
2.5 Exiting Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer......................................... 2-6
Chapter 3: Menus
3.1 Sites Menu ................................................................................................ 3-1
3.2 Edit Menu ................................................................................................. 3-1
3.3 View Menu ............................................................................................... 3-1
3.4 Communications Menu............................................................................. 3-2
3.5 Advanced Menu........................................................................................ 3-2
3.6 Help Menu ................................................................................................ 3-2
Chapter 4: Sites
4.1 Introduction to Sites.................................................................................. 4-1
4.2 Creating a New Site .................................................................................. 4-2
4.3 Saving a Site ............................................................................................. 4-8
4.4 Saving a Site File with a New Name ........................................................ 4-8
4.5 Displaying and Editing Existing Sites Files ............................................. 4-8
4.6 Copying a Site........................................................................................... 4-8
4.7 Deleting a Site........................................................................................... 4-9
4.8 Exiting the Site List Window.................................................................... 4-9
Chapter 5: Users
5.1 Adding New Users.................................................................................... 5-1
5.2 Deleting a User ......................................................................................... 5-1
5.3 Login as a Different User.......................................................................... 5-2
Chapter 6: Data Table Details
6.1 Site Information ........................................................................................ 6-1
6.2 User Settings ............................................................................................. 6-2
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6.3 Transmitters .............................................................................................. 6-2
6.4 Panel Definitions....................................................................................... 6-2
6.5 Communications Definitions .................................................................... 6-3
6.6 Pendant test ............................................................................................... 6-5
6.7 Reminders ................................................................................................. 6-5
6.8 Event Log.................................................................................................. 6-6
Chapter 7: Connecting to the Amber Basic PC Remote
Programmer Control Panel
7.1 Defining Communication Settings............................................................ 7-1
7.2 Local Connection (Serial Port) ................................................................. 7-2
7.3 Remote Connection (Telephone Modem)................................................. 7-3
7.4 Connecting to Amber Basic ...................................................................... 7-5
7.5 Online Operations ..................................................................................... 7-5
7.6 Disconnecting from the Amber Basic....................................................... 7-6
Chapter 8: Data
8.1 Defining Data Settings.............................................................................. 8-1
Chapter 9: Reports
9.1 Defining and Generating a Report ............................................................ 9-1
9.2 Viewing a Report ...................................................................................... 9-2
9.3 Printing a Report....................................................................................... 9-2
Chapter 10: Screen Appearance
10.1 Changing the Color............................................................................... 10-1
10.2 Column Alignment ............................................................................... 10-2
10.3 User Interface Language ....................................................................... 10-2
Chapter 11: Troubleshooting
Appendix A: Language Settings
Changing Language Settings in Windows 2000.............................................A-1
Changing Language Settings in Windows XP................................................A-2
Introduction _________________________________________________________________ 1-1
Chapter 1: Introduction
The Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer is a utility program that enables you to manage
the Amber Basic control panel from a remote station. It runs on PC workstations with
Microsoft® Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
It allows offline preparation of specifications, each of which is a set of parameters
especially tailored for a particular Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer installation site.
After the user has prepared the parameters for the site, they can be downloaded into the
Amber Basic control panel on the site.
Data is transferred to and from the Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer either locally
through an RS-232 serial data cable, as shown in figure 1-1, or remotely via telephone lines
and a modem, as shown in figure 1-2. For local connection, connect the optional plug-in
RS-232 module (PN 0-5924-0) to the connector of the Amber Basic control panel, and then
connect the RS-232 cable to a local PC.
Local Data Transfer enables the operator to prepare the parameters for the Amber Basic
control panel on a PC where the operator specifies parameters in the Site Screens, even
though the operator is working at the same installation site. The operator then transfers the
data to the control panel through a cable.
Amber Basic PC
Remote Programmer
LOCAL SETUP
RS-232
no modem is
CABLE
required for
local download
Amber Basic
Figure1-1: Setup for Local Data Transfer
Remote Data Transfer enables the operator to work from a remote site where several
Amber Basic systems can be controlled at different installation sites. Using the Amber
Basic PC Remote Programmer, the operator can compare the parameters of the different
systems and copy them if necessary. The data is then transferred to each Amber Basic PC
Remote Programmer through a modem.
Amber Basic PC
Remote Programmer
REMOTE SETUPEXTERNAL MODEM
Amber Basic
TEL. LINE
EXTERNAL
MODEM
RS-232 CABLE
Figure 1-2: Setup for Remote Data Transfer with an External Modem
Note: An external modem is required. It is recommended to use the approved model,
USR 5686 or USR 5633 from US Robotics.
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Chapter 2: Getting Started
2.1 Hardware / Software Requirements
In order to run Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer, you need the following resources:
• PC workstation with Pentium microprocessor (100 MHz or higher)
•
Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
•
128 megabytes of RAM (minimum)
•
Hard disk with at least 8 megabytes of free space.
•
For best performance, use a display driver with a resolution of at least 1024 x 768 pixels.
2.2 Installation
Use an RS-232 cable to connect an external modem to one of the computer’s COM ports as
instructed in the manual supplied with the modem. Then connect the modem to the
telephone line.
To Install the Modem
1.
Install the modem for use with the remote computer.
2.
Restart your computer. In most cases Windows will detect the new hardware and
will open a dialog box prompting you to install the driver for the new modem
(from the manufacturer’s CD).
If Windows does not recognize the modem during startup, do the following:
3.
From the Start menu, select Settings, then Control Panel; the control panel
window appears.
4.
Double-click the Modems icon; the Modem Properties dialog box appears.
Note: In Windows XP the Modems icon is located under Printers and other
Hardware.
5.
Click Add; the Install New Modem wizard begins. Follow the instructions to
enable Windows detect and install the new modem.
To Install Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer
1.
Start Windows. Close all running applications, if any.
2.
Insert the Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer CD into the CD-ROM drive.
If your system includes the AutoPlay feature, the setup program starts
automatically. Otherwise, proceed as follows:
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3.
From the Start menu, select Run; the Run dialog box appears.
4.
In the Run edit box, type the drive letter of the CD drive you are using, followed
by a colon, backslash, and the word “setup”, for example: "d:\setup".
5.
Click OK. The installation welcome screen appears and the Installation program
guides you through the entire process.
6.
Click Next, then follow the instructions on your screen to complete the
installation.
During installation an Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer shortcut icon
is placed on the Desktop to enable you to start Amber Basic PC Remote
Programmer easily.
To Start Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer
1.
On the Windows Desktop, double-click on the Amber Basic PC Remote
Programmer icon; the Login screen appears.
Figure 2-1: Login Screen
2.
In the Operator edit box, enter your user name (visonic, by default).
3.
In the Password edit box, enter your password (amber, by default).
Both entries are case-sensitive.
The main Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer screen appears with the Sites
List in the foreground as the active window.
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Figure 2-2: Site List Window
This window enables you: to open an existing site file; create a new site file; copy a site
file; delete a site file or exit the program. Refer to “Chapter 4. Sites” for further details.
2.3 Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer Main Window
The Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer main window displays all the main features of
Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer. This enables you to manage the Amber Basic
control panel easily and efficiently.
Title bar
Menu bar
Tool bar
Table Data
Details
List of
Tables
Screen
Tabs
Status bar
Figure 2-3: Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer Main Screen
Title Bar
The title bar displays the following features:
• The name of the Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer file that you have opened.
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•
The windows Minimize button.
•
The windows Maximize button.
•
The windows Close button.
Menu Bar
Displays the menus that enable you to access Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer
features.
List of Tables
This area displays a list of all the data tables containing information which characterizes the
site. As you point to each table title, it appears underlined. Click on a title to display that
table data.
Table Data
This area contains detailed data included in the selected table.
Type in settings, or double-click on the down-pointing arrow to display a drop-down list,
and select the appropriate value.
Toolbar
Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer provides a toolbar that displays buttons which
are shortcuts to the most frequently used features of the system.
Button
Name
Function
Also
accessible
through menu
New
Displays the New Sites window.
Sites
Sites
Displays the Sites List window (including Site
information).
Sites
Save
Saves the site file displayed on the screen.
Sites
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Button
Name
Function
Also
accessible
through menu
Search
Displays the Sites window (without Site
information).
View Sites
Options
Displays the Options dialog box.
View
Back
Displays the previous table according to the List
of Tables.
View
Next
Displays the next table according to the List of
Tables.
View
Login
Connects the Amber Basic PC Remote
Programmer to the control panel.
Communications
Download
Downloads data from the Amber Basic PC
Remote Programmer to the control panel.
Communications
Upload
Uploads data from the control panel to the Amber
Basic PC Remote Programmer and automatically
updates files.
Communications
Download
Table
Downloads data from the table currently visible
on the screen to the control panel.
Communications
Upload
Table
Uploads data from the control panel to the table
currently visible on the screen.
Communications
Help
Displays the Amber Basic PC Remote
Programmer Help files.
Help
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Status Bar
The Status Bar appears at the bottom of the Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer screen. It
displays the following:
• Menu name
•
Caps lock
•
Number lock
•
Communication Status: The communication status is displayed by the color of the two
communication status icons:
Program Status
Left Icon
Right Icon
Communication is offline
Gray
Gray
Communication is online
Dark green
Dark green
Downloading to control panel
Dark green
Light green
Uploading from control panel
Light green
Dark green
• Amber Basic model: Displays the Amber Basic model name.
2.4 Navigating Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer
You can move around the Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer screen and carry out
functions in a variety of ways:
Mouse
Use the mouse to point to a position on the screen, then click the left mouse button. This
enables you to do the following:
• Click a button.
•
Select a table tab in the main screen.
•
Place the cursor within a table edit box.
•
Display a drop-down list.
Arrow and Tab keys
The arrow and tab keys enable you to move around the Amber Basic PC Remote
Programmer tables and highlight the edit boxes. However, they do not position the cursor at
the insertion point; this is performed using the mouse or by pressing Enter.
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2.5 Exiting Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer
At any time, you can exit Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer.
To Exit the Program
1.
From the Sites menu, select Exit. A popup message appears prompting
you to save the recent changes to the system.
2.
Click Yes to save or No to disregard recent changes. Amber Basic PC
Remote Programmer closes.
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Chapter 3: Menus
The Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer main screen displays six menus, which enable
you to access the different features of the application.
3.1 Sites Menu
The Sites menu provides you with the tools to manage new and existing Sites.
Menu Item
Function
List of Sites…
Displays the Sites window (with Site information).
New Site
Displays the New Site window.
Search
Displays the Sites window (without Site information).
Save
Saves an existing Site file.
Save As…
Enables you to save a site file by a new name.
Close Site
Enables you to close the displayed Site.
Print…
Prints a report.
Print Preview
Displays the report on the screen before you print it.
Print Setup…
Enables you to determine the Print specifications.
Users
Enables you to manage users.
Exit
Exits Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer.
3.2 Edit Menu
The Edit menu contains commands that help you edit and fill in details in each screen.
Menu Item
Function
Cut
Removes selected text to the clipboard.
Copy
Copies selected text to the clipboard.
Paste
Places the text being held in the clipboard at the point of insertion.
3.3 View Menu
The View menu contains items that enable you to control the appearance of your Amber Basic PC
Remote Programmer screen.
Menu Item
Function
Toolbar
Displays or hides the Tool bar
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Menu Item
Function
Status Bar
Displays or hides the Status bar.
Next Table
Displays the next table of the List of Tables.
Previous Table
Displays the previous table of the List of Tables.
Messages
Window
Displays the incoming and outgoing messages.
Options…
Displays the Options window.
3.4 Communications Menu
The Communications menu enables you to manage the Communication process with the
control panel. All of these functions appear on the toolbar.
Menu Item
Function
Login
Begins the login/logout process to/from the control panel.
Update Login
Data…
Enables updating the download and installer code when system is armed.
Download
Downloads data from the Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer to the
control panel.
Upload
Uploads data from the control panel to the Amber Basic PC Remote
Programmer.
Download Table
Downloads the currently displayed table from the Amber Basic PC
Remote Programmer to the control panel.
Upload Table
Uploads the currently displayed table from the control panel to the Amber
Basic PC Remote Programmer.
Change system
Time & Date…
Sets the time and the date that will be downloaded to the control panel.
This option is only enabled when the communication between the Amber
Basic PC Remote Programmer and the control panel is enabled.
Update Time &
Date On Logout
Automatically updates the control panel date and time when disconnecting
from the control panel.
Port Auto
Detection…
Automatically begins a search for the control panel that is connected by
Serial Communication mode.
Settings
Enables you to specify communication settings by selecting options in the
Communications tab of the Options dialog box.
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3.5 Advanced Menu
The Utilities menu enables you to perform changes to the panel settings.
Menu Item
Function
Settings
Enables you to specify display settings by selecting options in the Display
tab of the Options dialog box.
3.6 Help Menu
The Help menu enables you to receive information and guidance in managing Amber Basic
PC Remote Programmer.
Menu Item
Function
About Amber
Basic Remote
Programmer…
Provides Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer copyright and version
information. Click on the Home Health Care logo to display our Home Page,
which contains important information about using Amber Basic PC Remote
Programmer.
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Chapter 4: Sites
4.1 Introduction to Sites
Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer enables you to manage Sites in a variety of ways.
These features are accessible either from the menus or from the Site List window.
The Site List window is displayed either when the program is first initiated, or
by clicking the Sites button in the tool bar or by selecting List of Sites in the
Sites menu.
Figure 4-1: Site List Window
This window displays a list of the site names whose files are located in the directory displayed
in the Sites Location field. The first time the program is initiated, the path displayed will be
the path where the Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer is installed on your computer. In
later sessions, the Sites Location field will display the path last chosen (either typed in or
selected using the Browse button). Using the Browse button, it is possible to locate and access
a site file anywhere in the network and not just access site files saved to your local computer.
Each column of the site list table can be sorted in either descending or ascending order by
clicking on the column title. You can drag the vertical lines that separate the columns to
enlarge or reduce the size of the columns.
The screen displays buttons, which enable you to begin working with Amber Basic PC
Remote Programmer:
Button
Function
Open
Opens an existing Site
New
Opens a new Site
Copy
You can create a new site based on an existing similar site
Delete
Deletes a Site
Cancel
Closes the Site List Window.
Browse
Opens the Browse for Folder dialog box, which enables you to
locate a folder where the Site files are located.
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Button
Function
Search
Lists all the file names containing the text entered into the
Search window. If "Look in sub directories" is not checked, the
search will be performed only on Sites location (the root
directory).
4.2 Creating a New Site
You can create a new, empty site file or you can copy an existing file, save it under a new
name, and make the relevant changes to tailor it to a similar setup as the original. You can
create a new site either via the Site List window or directly in the New Site window.
Click New in the Site List window,
or
In the Sites menu, click New Site.…
The New Site dialog box appears.
Figure 4-2: New Site Window - Work Offline
The New Site dialog box has two tabs:
Work Offline: Enables defining and changing parameters offline and at a later time
downloading these parameters to the control panel.
Work Online: Enables direct operation with the control panel via a serial port or telephone
modem.
By default the New Site dialog box opens with the Work Offline tab open to enable you to
create the configuration file before the installation.
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Working Offline
Work Offline only if you know the Amber Basic model you want to connect to.
1.
Select the Work Offline tab. The following screen will be displayed:
Figure 4-3: New Site Window - Work Offline
2.
Select the Amber Basic model.
3.
Click OK.
The Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer main screen will display the parameters relevant
for the selected model.
Working Online
To work via a telephone modem
1. In the New Site window click Options…. The Options Communications window
appears.
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Figure 4-4: Options - Telephone Modem Communications Mode
2.
Select Telephone modem in the Communications mode field.
3.
Ensure that the correct modem is selected and configured.
4.
Click OK.
The New Site window will appear displaying the Work Online tab with the
Phone Number field and the Auto detection checkbox disabled.
Figure 4-5: New Site Window - Telephone Modem Mode
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5.
Enter the phone number.
6.
Enter the download code located in the control panel. The Login button and the
Auto Detection checkbox will become enabled.
7.
Check the Auto Detection checkbox if you want the program to automatically
scan the computer ports to detect the presence of an Amber Basic PC Remote
Programmer port.
8.
Click Login. The Modem Dial Up... window will appear and attempt
connecting.
Figure 4-6: Modem Dial Up
If you marked the Auto Detection checkbox, the program will start scanning the
different ports to look for an Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer and will then
connect to the Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer and verify the download
code.
If you did not mark the auto detection checkbox, the program will try to
connect to the Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer via the serial port
defined in the Communications settings.
9.
Click Connect. The Hang Up button becomes enabled.
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Figure 4-7: Modem Hang Up
10.
Wait for two or three rings, and then click the Hang Up button.
Figure 4-8: Communicating with PC
The system will wait for 12 seconds and then will automatically dial again. The Amber
Basic will answer the call after the first ring and will initiate a data session with your
PC.
To work via a serial port
1.
In the New Site window click Options…. The Options Communications window
appears.
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Figure 4-9: Options - Serial Port Communications Mode
2.
Ensure that Serial port is selected in the Communication mode field and that
the serial port details are correct (refer to chapter 7: Connecting to the Amber
Basic Control Panel for further details).
3.
Click OK.
The New Site window will appear displaying the Work Online tab with the
Phone Number field disabled.
Figure 4-10: New Site Window - Work Online via a Serial Port
4.
Click Login.
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4.3 Saving a Site
From the Sites menu, select Save, or click the Save button on the toolbar; Amber Basic PC
Remote Programmer automatically saves the site file on which you are working.
When you select Save or click the Save button for the first time after creating a new site
file, Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer displays the Save As screen.
Figure 4-11: Save As... Screen
• Save – This is the directory in your computer that your Site will be saved in.
• File name – The name that the Site you are trying to save will be called.
• Save as type – This is the type of file that your Site will be saved as.
Do not change this, make sure that it is always left as AmberBasic Files (*.pmx)
• Save – The save button is what you press when you are done with the Save As box. This
will complete the saving process.
It is recommended that you save every Site with the account number it was assigned. This
will make it easy to locate and open saved Sites if they are needed in the future.
Note: In the case where programming is performed by multiple workstations, it is
recommended to save all *.pmx files in a shared network directory.
4.4 Saving a Site File with a New Name
This enables you to save the site file with a new name and in a different directory.
1.
From the Sites menu, select Save As; Amber Basic PC Remote
Programmer displays the Save As screen.
2.
Enter a suitable name for the new site and locate the directory where you
want to save the file.
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4.5 Displaying and Editing Existing Site Files
Once you have created a site, and saved it, you can view it at any time.
1.
Either select the site from the recently used files in the Sites menu or
select the site name to display in the Sites List window, and click Open.
2.
The Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer main window displays the
information of the selected site.
3.
Edit the site tables as necessary.
4.6 Copying a Site
You can create a new site based on an existing similar site. This is done by copying an
existing site file, saving it with a new name and then making and saving the necessary
changes.
1.
In the Site List window, select an existing site file.
2.
Click Copy; an edit box appears prompting you for the name of the new
site.
3.
Type the new site name, then click OK.
The Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer main window appears and
displays the details of the copied site.
4.
Edit the site as necessary.
5.
Click Save to save the site.
4.7 Deleting a Site
When a Site is no longer active, and it is no longer necessary to store it in Amber Basic PC
Remote Programmer, you can delete it.
1.
In the Sites List, select the site to delete, then click Delete, a warning box
appears reminding you that any account that you delete is not retrievable.
2.
Click Yes to delete the account, or No to return to the Sites List.
If you click Yes, the selected site is deleted and the Sites List is displayed.
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4.8 Exiting the Site List Window
When you open Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer, the Sites List displays an Exit
button. However, when you display the Sites List from within the application, the Exit
button is replaced by a Cancel button.
Click Exit to exit Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer.
Click Cancel; the Sites List closes, and the main Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer
screen becomes active.
Users _____________________________________________________________________ 5-1
Chapter 5: Users
From the Sites menu, select Users; Amber Basic RP Remote Programmer displays a menu
that enables you to manage the Amber Basic RP Remote Programmer users.
Menu Item
Enables you to:
Add new user
Add a new user name and password.
Delete user
Delete a user.
Login as different
user
Login as a different user without exiting Amber Basic RP Remote
Programmer.
5.1 Adding New Users
1.
From the Sites menu, select Users, then Add new user…; the Add new
user dialog box will appear.
Figure 5-1: Add New User Dialog Box
2.
In the User Name edit box, type the user's name.
3.
In the Password edit box, type the user's password.
4.
In the Confirm Password edit box, retype the user's password.
5.
Click the Access Level drop-down arrow and select from the list your access
level.
6.
Click Add; a message box appears confirming the addition of the user to the
system.
5.2 Deleting a User
1.
From the Sites menu, select Users, then Delete user…; the Delete user dialog
box will appear.
5-2______________________________________________________________________Users
Figure 5-2: Deleting User Name Dialog Box
2.
In the User Name edit box, type the user's name.
3.
In the Password edit box, type the user's password.
4.
Click Delete; a message box appears confirming the deletion of the user from
the system.
5.3 Login as a Different User
1.
From the Sites menu, select Users, then Login as a different user…; the Amber
Basic RP Remote Programmer Login screen appears.
Figure 5-3: Login Screen
2.
In the User Name edit box type the user's name and in the Password edit box
type the user's password.
3.
Click OK; a message will appear to notify that the password has been changed
successfully.
Data Table Details ___________________________________________________________ 6-1
Chapter 6: Data Table Details
The data tables’ details display the parameters that can be uploaded from or downloaded to
the Amber Basic control panel. When first creating a site file, the values displayed are
default values, which can be altered to suit the specific system.
Use the arrow keys to navigate between the cells and focus on the different parameters,
then click the left mouse button or press ENTER to edit the cell and change the values.
Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer includes the following tables:
•
Site Information
•
User Settings
•
Transmitters
•
Panel Definitions
•
Communications Definitions
•
Pendant Test
•
Reminders
•
Event Log
6.1 Site Information
This section provides various types of information on Amber Basic PC Remote
Programmer sites, including site connection and location details.
Panel Site Name – The name of the site in which the control panel is installed.
System Manager – The name of the System Manager responsible for programming the
control panel, and responding to alarm and to other events.
Address, City, State, and Zip Code – The complete address of the site.
Primary Phone No. – The telephone number which the Amber Basic PC Remote
Programmer modem uses to connect to the control panel in the control station.
Primary Communication Mode – The mode of communication such as PSTN direct
(POTS line) used to establish connection between the Amber Basic PC Remote
Programmer and the control panel.
Additional Information - Additional important information about the Amber Basic PC
Remote Programmer site and facilities.
Download Code – A 4-digit password used to enable downloading data into the control
panel.
User Code (Remote Access Code) – A 4-digit password used to manage the control panel
through the remote connection from a private telephone.
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6.2 User Settings
User Settings enables you to define Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer settings,
applicable to each individual site.
Last Upload System Time - The Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer system time when
the last upload was received from the on-site control panel. The software application will
update this field automatically.
Last Upload System Date - The Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer system date when
the last upload was received from the on-site control panel. The software application will
update this field automatically.
Panel Time-Date - The software will update this field automatically.
Time Format - You can adjust the control panel built-in clock to show the time in
European format (hh:mm) or US format (hh:mm AM/PM).
Date Format - You can adjust the control panel built-in calendar date to show the date in
European format (dd/mm/yyyy) or US format (mm-dd-yyyy).
6.3 Transmitters
This feature enables you to enroll RF devices.
Zone #: Lists zones in numerical order.
Type – Click the drop-down arrow and select from the list the relevant device type.
Options: Non-alarm, Emergency, Flood, Gas, 24 Hours, Fire, Fall Detector, Pills Dispenser.
Enrolled – Notifies whether or not the device is enrolled.
RF ID # – Transmission ID number.
Name – Displays the name of the device.
6.4 Panel Definitions
Panel Definition enables you to customize the control panel to suit each individual user.
Supervision Interval – Determines the time interval for reception of supervision reports
from supervised wireless devices. If any device does not report at least once within the
selected time limit, an "INACTIVITY" alert will be initiated. Options: 1 Hour, 2 Hours,
4 Hours, 8 Hours, 12 Hours or Disable.
Data Table Details ___________________________________________________________ 6-3
No Activity Time - Determines the time limit for reception of signals from sensors used to
monitor the activity of the sick, elderly, or handicapped. If no device detects and reports
movement at least once within the defined time limit, a 'not-active' alert will be initiated.
Options: 3 Hours, 6 Hours, 12 Hours, 24 Hours, 48 Hours, 72 Hours or Disable.
6.5 Communications Definitions
Communications Definitions enables you to set the telephone communication parameters to
the requirements of the particular Site.
Autotest Time – The time interval between consecutive tests of the telephone line. Options: 1
day, 5 days, 7 days, 30 days or Disabled.
Autotest cycle –The time interval between consecutive telephone line test messages sent to
the central station. The control panel performs this at regular intervals to verify proper
communications. Options: 1 Day, 5 Days, 7 Days, 30 Days or Disabled.
Area Code – The system tel. area code (up to 4 digits).
Out Access Number – The number that is used as a prefix to access an outside telephone line
(if exists).
Central Station Emergency Tel. No. – The telephone number of the central station (including
area code, 16 digit max) to which the Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer will report
events.
Emergency Report Account No. – The number that will identify your specific alarm
control system to the central station. The number consists of 6 hexadecimal digits
Central Station Maintenance/Alarm Tel. No. – The telephone number of the central station
(including area code, 16 digit max) to which the Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer will
report alarm and non-alarm events.
Report Format – The format by which the control panel will report events to central
stations. Options: Contact ID, SIA, 4X2 1900/1400, 4X2 1800/2300 or Scancom.
4/2 Pulse Rate – The pulse rate at which Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer will send
data to central stations, if any of the 4x2 formats has been selected. Options: 10 pps, 20 pps,
33 pps or 40 pps.
Send 2wv Code – Here you determine whether the Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer
will send two-way voice code to the central station (to switch the central station from data
communication to voice communication state) by using pre-selected SIA or Contact-ID
communication formats only. Options: Send or Don't Send.
Voice Session - Central Stations – Opens a two-way voice session with the central station.
Options: Enable or Disable.
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Ringback Time – Here you determine the period during which the central station can
establish 2-way voice communication with the Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer (after
1 ring), if an alarm type message was received by central station or the Ringback function
was selected. Options: 1 minute, 3 minutes, 5 minutes or 10 minutes.
Central Station Dialing Attempts – You can either enable or disable the voice prompts and
messages sent to the central station.
1st Private Tel. No. – You type the number of the first private telephone to which the
system will report events.
2nd Private Tel. No. – You type the number of the second private telephone to which the
system will report events.
3rd Private Tel. No. – You type the number of the third private telephone to which the
system will report events.
4th Private Tel No. – You type the number of the fourth private telephone to which the
system will report events.
Voice Session - Private Phones – You can either enable or disable the voice prompts and
messages sent to private phones. Options: Enable or Disable.
Private Telephone Dialing Attempts – The number of attempts that Amber Basic PC
Remote Programmer will make to establish communication with private telephone
subscribers. Options: 1 attempt, 2 attempts, 3 attempts or 4 attempts.
Reporting to Private Telephones – The events that Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer
will report to private telephone numbers. Alerts and Disable Report.
Private Telephone Acknowledge – The private telephone report acknowledge mode. There
are two modes:
Single Acknowledge - When the Control Panel receives an acknowledge signal from one
private telephone subscriber, it considers the current event closed. The remaining
acknowledge signals are for backup purposes only.
All Acknowledge - The Control Panel must receive an acknowledge signal from all private
telephone subscribers in order to consider the current event closed.
Remote Access – Determines permission to access and modify the Control Panel from a
remote telephone. Options: On and Off.
Dialing Method – The dialing method used by the Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer
automatic dialer. Options: Tone (DTMF) and Pulse.
Line Failure Report – Here you determine if the telephone line disconnection will be
reported or not and determine the delay between detection of line disconnection and the
failure reporting. If the telephone line is disconnected, the message "tel line fail" will be
stored in the event log. Options: Don't Report, Immediately, 5 Minutes, 30 Minutes, 60
Minutes or 180 Minutes.
Data Table Details ___________________________________________________________ 6-5
Ambient Level – In this section you select the ambient noise level of the installation. If it is
relatively noisy environment, set it to High Level (default setting). If it is very quiet
environment, set to Low Level.
6.6 Pendant Test
The pendant test Scheduler enables you to perform regular test procedures of enrolled
pendants. The Scheduler enables you to determine start and stop test settings for the
applicable pendants. You can select the day (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or daily) and then select the scheduled start/stop times for the
test to be performed on the applicable pendant.
Figure 6-1: Pendant Test Scheduler
6.7 Reminders
This feature enables you to set programmable reminders per day. The reminder is
announced by a voice message and also appears on the Amber Basic LCD display.
Reminder Schedule – Enables you to set a recurring reminder: daily; weekly; monthly; or
yearly.
Reminder Type - Select one of the following reminder options:
•
Wake Up
•
Wellness
•
Health test
•
Medication
Caution: When setting reminders for more than one reminder type, the reminder Start
time of each subsequent reminder type must be set to a minimum of 10 minutes after the
previous reminder Stop time. For example, if the Stop time for the Medication reminder is
set to 10:20, the Start time for the Wake Up reminder must be set to not before 10:30.
6-6____________________________________________________________Data Table Details
Figure 6-2: Reminders Scheduler
6.8 Event Log
The Amber Basic maintains a log file of the last 250 events. The event log can be uploaded to
the Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer.
Event # – Lists events in numerical order.
Zone/User # – Displays the wireless device number or zero “0” for a system event with the
user number.
Event Type – Type of event.
Date and Time – Displays the date and time of the event.
To upload the event log table
1.
Perform login.
2.
Select the Event Log table.
3.
Click the Upload Table icon on the toolbar
The Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer uploads all events in the table. A log file can
contain up to 250 events in FIFO format (first-in, first-out), whereby new events overwrite
the oldest events.
Connecting to the Amber Basic Control Panel ______________________________________ 7-1
Chapter 7: Connecting to the Amber
Basic Control Panel
Connecting to the Amber Basic control panel enables the Amber Basic PC Remote
Programmer to transfer information to and from the control panel. The control panel can be
connected by remote connection (via telephone modem), used when the operator specifies
the parameters off-site, or by local connection (via RS-232), used when the installer uses a
PC to specify the parameters on-site.
Once connected, it is possible to perform a number of operations, such as, uploading site
parameters, downloading site parameters or changing system date and time.
7.1 Defining Communication Settings
The Communications dialog box enables you to determine the communication settings
through which the Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer and the control panel
communicate.
From the View menu, select Options, and then click on the Communications tab; the
Communications dialog box appears.
Figure 7-1: Options - Communications Tab
7-2______________________________________ Connecting to the Amber Basic Control Panel
7.2 Local Connection (Serial Port)
Local connection is used when the Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer is within direct
cable connection distance from the Amber Basic control panel. When using the Local
Connection option there is no need for a modem. Only communication ports without installed
modem drivers may be used in Serial mode. For example, if the modem drivers are installed
on the ports COM2 and COM3, then only ports COM1 and COM4 may be used for
connection in Serial mode.
1.
From the Communications mode drop-down list, select Serial Port. The serial
port parameters are displayed as follows:
• The Comm port field becomes enabled.
• The Baud rate field displays 9600, this being the baud rate used for serial
connection. The Baud rate field is disabled.
• The Parity and the Stop bits fields do not change and are disabled.
Figure 7-2: Communications Mode - Serial Port
2.
Change the Comm port field as necessary.
3.
Auto-Detection Option: Check the Auto detect AmberBasic when program
starts checkbox, so that when starting the program, the system will
automatically search for the control panel connected to the communication port.
Note: The auto-detection option can also be activated by selecting Port
Auto Detection from the Communications menu or by checking the
relevant checkbox in the New Site dialog box.
4.
Click OK.
Note: When the auto detection procedure is initiated, either when starting
the program or when choosing this option in the Communication menu or
New Site dialog box, the following screen will appear, showing you the
names of the ports being scanned.
Connecting to the Amber Basic Control Panel ______________________________________ 7-3
Figure 7-3: Progress Bar
7.3 Remote Connection (Telephone Modem)
This is applicable when using a dial-up (PSTN direct) connection to the Amber Basic.
1.
From the Communications mode drop-down list, select Telephone Modem.
The telephone modem section becomes enabled, and the serial port parameters
change automatically to be displayed as follows:
• The Comm port field becomes disabled and the field value is the
communications port where the modem is connected.
• The Baud rate field displays 300, the baud rate used for telephone modem
connection.
• The Parity and the Stop bits fields do not change and are disabled.
Figure 7-4: Communications Mode – Telephone Modem
7-4______________________________________ Connecting to the Amber Basic Control Panel
2.
In the Modem section of the dialog box, select from the Modem drop-down list,
the modem to use for connecting to the control panel.
3.
Click Settings to display the Modem Settings dialog box, and define the dialing
and modem parameters.
Figure 7-5: Modem Settings
4.
To connect to the Amber Basic modem, the local software performs a Ring-Hang
up-Ring procedure:
Step 1: Ring – dials, waiting for 2-4 rings (in the Dialer field of the
Modem Settings dialog box enter value in Wait for 2-4 Rings During, see
Figure 7-5 above) and then disconnects the line.
Step 2: Hang up – waits for a period of time (in the Dialer field of the Modem
Settings dialog box enter value in Dialing for Connection, see Figure 7-5
above).
Step 3: Ring – dials to the unit for the second time. If the Ring-Hang up-Ring
procedure succeeds, then the modem session starts.
The Try to connect field defines the number of times the Ring-Hang up-Ring
procedure should be initiated. The Wait for 2-4 rings during field defines the
Ring steps duration as follows:
Connecting to the Amber Basic Control Panel ______________________________________ 7-5
1. In the 1st step duration the ring time differs depending on the phone
service provider used, meaning that the overall time may be affected by
the physical distance.
2. In the 2nd step duration, modems take different periods of time to
synchronize and be connected.
The Dialing for Connection field defines the second step time-out which must
be set between a 7-30 seconds time interval.
7.4 Connecting to Amber Basic
The login procedure enables Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer to transfer information to
and from the control panel and can be initiated either when creating a new site file or when a
site file is already open. This procedure differs when the communications mode is set to
Serial Port or Telephone Modem: during a local communication, the Ring-Hang up-Ring
procedure described above does not occur.
7.5 Online Operations
While connected to the Amber Basic, it is possible to perform a number of different
operations. You can transfer information between the Amber Basic PC Remote
Programmer and the control panel by uploading or downloading either all site parameters
or a specific table. It is also possible to update the system date and time.
To Download or Upload from All Site Parameters
From the Communications menu, select Download or Upload,
Or
Click the appropriate icon on the toolbar.
The system begins to transfer data between the control panel and the Amber Basic PC Remote
Programmer. The wording on the message box changes according to whether the transfer is
Download or Upload.
Figure 7-6: Uploading/Downloading Progress Bar Screen
7-6______________________________________ Connecting to the Amber Basic Control Panel
At any point during the transfer, you can click Cancel to halt the procedure.
When the transfer is complete, a message box appears to confirm successful completion.
To Download or Upload a Specific Table
1.
Select a table by clicking on a table name in the List of Tables area, or by
clicking a table tab at the bottom of the screen.
2.
From the Communications menu, select Download or Upload, or click the
appropriate icon on the toolbar.
7.6 Disconnecting from the Amber Basic
From the Communications menu, select Logout,
Or
Click the Logout icon on the toolbar.
Data ______________________________________________________________________ 8-1
Chapter 8: Data
The data tab is used to define specific upload/download settings to facilitate data transfer.
8.1 Defining Data Settings
The Data dialog box enables you to customize specific data settings in the
upload/download process.
From the View menu, select Options, and then click on the Data tab; the Data dialog box
appears.
Figure 8-1: Options – Data Tab
1.
Check the Send updated data immediately checkbox, to automatically update
changed settings from the Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer to the Amber
Basic.
Note: If the above field is not checked, the Amber Basic will only be updated
when performing full download.
2.
In the Delay after acknowledge during download box, enter a time value (in
milliseconds) for a delay in sending commands.
Note: Delay after acknowledge during download should be used only when problems
in communication are experienced.
8-2_______________________________________________________________________Data
3.
Check the Enable customizing Full Upload/Download Data field, to enable
uploading/downloading of customized settings.
Mark the relevant check boxes to specify the data to be uploaded to the Amber
Basic control panel.
Attention: Use the same customized fields for both uploading and downloading in
order to prevent inconsistency in the data.
Note: Click the Next/Prev buttons to see all the available fields.
4.
Click Apply; the Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer submits to memory the
updated data. The Options dialog box remains on the screen for further perusal
and selection
5.
Click OK; Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer updates the system according
to your specifications.
Reports ____________________________________________________________________ 9-1
Chapter 9: Reports
After you have created a site, you can generate a printable report of the site data. To
generate a report, first define the information to include in the report, preview the report
and then print it.
9.1 Defining and Generating a Report
Each Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer account comprises of 7 tables. You can
generate a report including information about some or all of these details. After you specify
which details you require in the report, Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer will generate
the report.
To Define and Generate a Report
1.
From the View menu, select Options, or
Click the Options button on the toolbar; the Options dialog box appears.
2.
Click the Reports tab; the Reports dialog box appears.
9-2____________________________________________________________________ Reports
Figure 9-1: Options – Reports
Mark the relevant check boxes to specify the information to include in the Report.
3.
Click Apply; the tables to include in the report are selected, and the Reports
dialog box remains on the screen for further perusal and selection.
4.
Click OK; Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer generates the report according
to your specifications.
9.2 Viewing a Report
Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer enables you to view reports before you print them.
This enables you to check that you have included all the necessary information in the
report.
To View a Report
From the Sites menu, select Print Preview.
Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer displays the report of the site on the screen as you
have specified for printing in the Options dialog box. This enables you to view the different
details of the report before you print it.
Reports ____________________________________________________________________ 9-3
The Print Preview toolbar enables you to do the following:
Print
Prints the report from the Print Preview screen.
Next Page
Displays the following page of the report.
Prev Page
Displays the previous page of the report.
First Page
Displays the first page of the report on the screen.
Last Page
Displays the last page of the report on the screen.
Whole Page
Displays one page of the report on the screen.
Page Width
Fits the page to the width of the window.
Two Pages
Displays two pages of the report on the screen.
Thumbnail
Opens a navigation pane of thumbnails of each report.
Zoom
Increases the size of the report as it appears on the screen. There
are five possible view sizes available.
9.3 Printing a Report
You can change the print setup for a report. This enables you to determine the following:
• The printer to print the report.
•
The paper size on which to print.
•
The source from which the printer should take paper.
•
The orientation of the paper.
To Determine the Print Setup
1.
From the Sites menu, select Print Setup; the Print Setup dialog box appears.
2.
Specify the printer to where the report will be printed.
3.
Specify the paper size of the paper on which the report will be printed.
4.
Specify the paper source.
5.
Specify the orientation of the paper.
6.
Click OK. The window is closed.
To Print a Report
1.
From the Sites menu, select Print (or click the Print button on the toolbar);
Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer displays the Print screen.
9-4____________________________________________________________________ Reports
Figure 9-2: Print Dialog Box
This screen enables you to do the following:
• Select the printer to print the report.
• Determine the print range.
• Determine the number of copies of the report, and whether or not they should be
collated.
2.
Make the appropriate changes, and then click OK; Amber Basic PC Remote
Programmer prints the report.
Screen Appearance _________________________________________________________ 10-1
Chapter 10: Screen Appearance
Any changes to the appearance of the Site screens are made in the Display tab of the
Options dialog box.
Figure 10-1: Options - Display Tab
10.1 Changing the Color
The colors of the Table Details are defined according to the following settings:
•
Table zebra color: Defines the color of every other line in each table. This makes it
easier for the user to follow the horizontal lines in the table.
•
Table disabled option color: Disabled tables appear in the selected shade.
•
Table normal option color: The color of the text as you type it.
•
Background color: The background color of the tables list and the sites list.
10-2_________________________________________________________ Screen Appearance
To Change the Tables Color
1.
From the View menu, select Options; the Options dialog box appears. By
default, the Display tab is active.
2.
Click on the block of Tables zebra color; the color palette appears.
3.
Select a color, then click OK.
4.
Repeat the procedure for all the options.
5.
Restart Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer.
10.2 Column Alignment
Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer defines the Table Details column alignment
according to one of the following settings: The Tables Column Alignment determines the
width of the table columns on the screen.
•
No auto alignment: All columns in the tables are the same width, regardless of their
contents.
•
Right justified: The columns in the table are all widened in order to cover the entire
screen.
•
Last column stretched: The last column in the table reaches the right side of the screen,
however wide the contents of the column.
•
Additional column: An additional column is added to the tables that are too narrow to
fill the screen. The extra column is the width of the empty space between the last
column of the table, and the right side of the screen.
To Change the Tables Column Alignment
Click the column alignment drop-down arrow, then select an option from the list.
10.3 User Interface Language
Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer provides you with the possibility to change the
language used in the software interface.
To Change the User Interface Language
1.
Click the Language User Interface language drop-down arrow, then select a
language from the list.
2.
Restart Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer.
Screen Appearance _________________________________________________________ 10-3
10.4 File Naming
File naming provides you with the option to include the account number in the file name.
To Include the Account Number in the File Name
1.
In the File Naming section; check the File name must include the Account
Number check box.
2.
Click OK.
Troubleshooting ____________________________________________________________ 11-1
11. Troubleshooting
PROBLEM
DIAGNOSIS
A. The Amber Basic A1. Your modem
PC Remote
might be OFF or
Programmer
loosely
doesn't identify the
connected.
modem
A2. You may have a
COM\IRQ
conflict.
B. Failure to communicate with the
Amber Basic via
the modem.
POSSIBLE SOLUTION
A1. Make sure the modem is turned ON. A
power switch is available on any external
modem. The light on the front panel should
illuminate.
Also ensure that all other applications using
the COM Port are turned off (PalmPilot
Hotsyc and other accessories or terminal
windows).
Check whether the cable connectors are
fitted securely to their respective ports:
• The line connector in case of an internal
modem
• The line and RS-232 connectors in case
of an external modem.
A2. Check whether you have the correct Com
port and IRQ settings in your software
and/or in the Windows Control Panel. Also
verify that there are no conflicts with other
devices.
(See section 2.2 for further details)
B1. Make sure you selected the Telephone
Modem option in the communication mode
window.
B1. You may have a
conflict with the
definitions in the
communication
mode window.
B2. The modem type B2. Check that the correct modem type has been
is different from
selected.
the type displayed
in the OPTIONS
menu / Communications tab.
B3. Modem is not
B3. Make sure that the modem is recognized by
properly installed
Windows.
in operating
If not, click Start → Setting → Control
system
Panel. Double click the Modems icon and
(Windows).
follow the instructions on the displayed
Install New Modem window.
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PROBLEM
DIAGNOSIS
B4. Amber Basic is
not connected to
the phone line.
POSSIBLE SOLUTION
B4. Verify proper connection of the Amber Basic
to the phone line.
(See section 7.3 for further details)
C. PC fails to
C1. The RS-232 cable C1. Verify proper connection of the RS-232
communicate with
is disconnected
cable.
the Amber Basic
from the Com
via the Serial Port.
Port of your PC.
C2. You may have a C2. Make sure that the Serial Port option is
definition conflict
currently selected.
in the OPTIONS
menu/ Communications settings
C3. Your serial port is C3. Make sure that the modem speed is set to
defined to work
9600 bps in the OPTIONS menu /
with a higher or
Communications.
lower baud rate.
C4. You may have a C4. Verify that the correct Comm Port is
COM Conflict.
specified in the OPTIONS menu /
Communications
(See section 7.2 for further details)
Language Settings ___________________________________________________________A-1
Appendix A: Language Settings
When using the Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer Software in Windows 2000/XP with
a foreign language interface, some characters may not appear correctly in the chosen
language. This may require changing the language settings.
Changing Language Settings in Windows 2000
1.
From Start>Settings>Control Panel double-click Regional Options. The
Regional Options dialog box appears.
Figure A-1: Regional Options Window
2.
Click Set Default; the Select System Locale dialog box appears.
Figure A-2: Select System Locale Window
3.
Click the drop-down list and select the appropriate language.
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4.
Click OK.
5.
Restart the computer.
Changing Language Settings in Windows XP
1.
From Start>Settings>Control Panel double-click Regional and Language
Options. The Regional and Language Options dialog box appears.
Figure A-3: Regional and Language Options Window
2.
Click on the Advanced tab.
3.
Under Language for non-Unicode programs, click the drop-down list and
select the appropriate language.
4.
Click OK.
5.
Restart the computer.
Index _______________________________________________________________________ 1
Index
Adding New Users, 5-1
Edit Menu, 3-2
Advanced Menu, 3-4
Event Log, 6-7
Amber Basic PC Remote
Programmer Main
Window, 2-3
Exiting Amber Basic PC Remote
Programmer, 2-7
Auto Detect 4-4, 4-5, 7-2
Color, of Tables
changing, 10-2
Column Alignment
changing, 10-3
Communication Settings, 7-2
Communications Definitions, 6-4
Communications Menu, 3-3
Connecting, 7-4
login, 4-5
via serial port, 7-3
Copying
site, 4-9
Creating
site, 4-3
Data
Enable Customizing Full
Upload/Download Data, 83
Defining Data Settings, 8-2
Delete
site, 4-9
Deleting a User, 5-2
Disconnecting from Amber Basic PC
Remote Programmer, 7-9
Download
all site parameters, 7-7
Hardware / Software Requirements,
2-1
Help Menu, 3-4
Installation, 2-1
general, 2-1
modem, 2-1
software, 2-1
Language, changing, 10-4
List of Tables, 2-4
Local Connection, 7-3
Local Data Transfer, 1-1
Login
Amber Basic PC Remote
Programmer, 4-5, 4-8, 7-7
Login as a Different User, 5-2
Main Screen
general description, 2-3
list of tables, 2-4
menu bar, 2-4
status bar, 2-6
table data, 2-4
title bar, 2-4
toolbar, 2-4
Menu
communications, 3-3
edit, 3-2
help, 3-4
sites, 3-2
view, 3-2
Menu Bar, 2-4
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Modems
failing to communicate with, 11-2
installing, 2-1
problems identifying, 11-2
settings, 7-5
Navigating Amber Basic PC Remote
Programmer, 2-6
arrow keys, 2-7
mouse, 2-7
Online Operations, 7-7
copying, 4-9
creating new, 4-3
displaying & editing, 4-9
displaying list of, 4-2
exiting window, 4-10
menu, 3-2
saving existing, 4-9
saving new, 4-8
window, 4-2
Sites Menu, 3-2
Panel Definitions Screen, 6-4, 6-6
Software
exiting, 2-7
installing, 2-1
requirements, 2-1
Pendant Test, 6-6
Status Bar, 2-6
Print Setup, 9-4
Table Data, 2-4
Reminders, 6-6
Table Details, 6-2
Remote Connection, 7-4
Table Names
event log, 6-7
panel definitions, 6-3, 6-4, 6-6
Reminders, 6-6
site information, 6-2
user settings, 6-3
User Settings, 6-3
Opening Existing Site, 4-9
Panel Definitions, 6-3
Remote Data Transfer with an
External Modem, 1-1
Reports, 9-3
generating, 9-2
print setup, 9-4
printing, 9-4
viewing, 9-3
Telephone modem, connecting via,
4-3
Requirements
hardware/software, 2-1
Telephone Modem, connecting via,
7-4
Saving
existing site, 4-9
new site, 4-8
Title Bar, 2-4
Serial Port, 7-3
Transmitters, 6-3
Serial Ports
failing to communicate with, 11-3
Site Information Screen, 6-2
Troubleshooting, 11-2
modem communication, 11-2
modem identification, 11-2
serial port communication failure,
11-3
Sites
Upload
Site Information, 6-2
Toolbar, 2-4
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all site parameters, 7-7
User
add, 5-1
delete, 5-1, 5-2
login as different, 5-1, 5-2
settings screen, 6-3
User Interface
changing user interface
language, 10-3
User Settings, 6-3
View Menu, 3-2
Amber Basic PC Remote Programmer Software User Guide, D- 0-301754 (Rev. 0, 08/2008)
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