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PT630 User Reference Guide
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PT630 User Reference Guide
Version 1.0
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NOTICE
This unit is equipped with a Li-ion battery pack. Battery power might be low due to
storage. Recharge the battery when required. For procedures on how to charge the
battery, please refer to page 5.
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Table of Content
PT630 User Reference Guide ...................................................................................................................................0
Version 1.0 ...............................................................................................................................................................0
NOTICE ...................................................................................................................................................................1
Table of Content .......................................................................................................................................................2
Chapter 1: Introduction.............................................................................................................................................3
1.1 Overview.............................................................................................................................................3
1.2 Support ...............................................................................................................................................3
1.3 Customized PT630............................................................................................................................3
1.4 Technical Specification.....................................................................................................................4
1.5 Quick Start..........................................................................................................................................5
1. 6 Interface Ports ..................................................................................................................................2
1.7 Using the Keyboard...........................................................................................................................2
1.8 Triggering Scanner Module...............................................................................................................3
1.9 Application Development Environment ............................................................................................3
Chapter 2 Power System............................................................................................................................................4
2.1 Power System....................................................................................................................................4
2.2 Power Low Indication........................................................................................................................4
2.3 Battery Replacement ........................................................................................................................5
2.4 Recharging the Battery Pack ...........................................................................................................5
2.5 Storage and Safety Precautions......................................................................................................6
Chapter 3 Operation..................................................................................................................................................7
3.1 Ready Mode.......................................................................................................................................7
3.2 User Mode and System Commands ..............................................................................................7
3.3 Configure the Terminal in SET command............................................................................................9
3.3.1 DATE & TIME:..................................................................................................................9
3.3.2 SCANNER: .......................................................................................................................9
3.4 Upload/Download by ESC Command ............................................................................................10
Chapter 4 Built-in Application: FormCaching..........................................................................................................11
4.1 Specification of FormCaching .........................................................................................................11
4.2 How to Create a FormCaching........................................................................................................12
4.3 How to Run FormCaching................................................................................................................12
4.4 Default Setting of FormCaching ......................................................................................................12
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Chapter 1: Introduction
1.1 Overview
Thank you for choosing product from Unitech Electronic Co. Ltd. PT630 portable data collection terminal is
one of the most versatile handheld computers in the market. It is DOS compatible, capable of running most
programs, developed under C language. PT630 has many pre-built in functions and it is also selfprogrammable. Moreover, it has a bundle Windows application, capable to develop many applications,
specifically for your business. PT630 is light, weights only 230 grams, has a large liquid crystal display (128
pixel X 64 pixel, capable of displaying 16*8 or 8*4 characters,) rugged, water proof. It also capable of
withstand 1.5 meter multiple drops. With all these attributes, we believe PT630 is going to satisfy your needs
totally. Depending on you’re the particular model you had purchased, your terminal might be equipped with 3
different memory (RAM) configuration, range from 0.5KB, 2.5KB and 4.5MB. PT630 also has offer 3
different optional communication/charging cradles. These are RS232, RS485 (daisy chain data transmission
cradle) and telephone modem cradles. Working with PT630’s unique universal power adaptor, the cradles will
satisfy your PT630’s charging and communication needs.
1.2 Support
Over here at Unitech, making you satisfy is our first priority. If at anytime, you find any problem regarding to
this terminal or any our other product please feel free to contact us at; www.ute.com.tw—Asia, www.ute.com—
America, www.unitech.europe.nl --Europe.
1.3 Customized PT630
It is highly likely when you receive this terminal; it has already been customized by the system integrator
or the system developer to meet your specific application. If this is the case, many operating procedures,
mentioned in this manual, may not apply. Please consult your system provider for more information
regarding to the customization.
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1.4 Technical Specification
Physical
Physical Characteristics
Dimensions:
165mm x 60mm x 35mm
Weight:
230g
Drop Specification: 1.5M multiple free drop to concrete floor
Display:
128 x 64 pixel; 8 x16 characters or 4 x 12 characters.
Battery: (include
main and backup
battery)
Environmental
Sealing:
Operating
Temperature:
Storage Temperature
One 3.7V/880mAH Li-ion battery; One Cr2032 3V/190mAH Lithium backup
battery
Humidity:
5% to 95% RH, ; not condensed
Electrostatic
Discharge (ESD)
Back-Lit Display:
4 KV for contact discharge
8 KV for air discharge
Yes
Keypads:
26 alphanumeric keys + one scan trigger (phosphorescent material)
IP54
-5C~50 C
-20C~70 C
Performance
Performance Characteristics
CPU:
NEC V25 (16 bit); 80XX compatible
Operating System:
DOS compatible
Memory:
Flash ROM
Application Development:
512KB/2.5MB/4.5MB
256KB
C language, Turbo C, Visual C, JobGen plus (a window based program
generator), FormCaching (a built in program generator)
Communication
RS232 serial communication
Operating Time
Over 12 hours at 3 bar code scan per sec
Symbologies
Buzzer
UPC/EAN, Code 39, Interleave 2 of 5, CODABAR, MSI, Code 128,
Code 93, Code 32,China Postal Code
Yes, over 70 dB
One LED
Dual color; Green for good; Red for bad
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1.5 Quick Start
This section is designed to let you quickly getting familiar with PT630. If you need detail explanation on
some of the functions please refer to later chapters for detail explanation.
PT 630 Illustrations
Figure 0-2 PT630 head view
Figure 0-1:PT630 front view
Figure 0-3: PT630 tail view
Figure 0-4: PT630 side view
Figure 0-6: PT630 charging/communication
cradle, features 3 types: RS232, RS422
and modem communication
Figure 0-5: PT630 back view
Figure 0-7: Modem or RS422 cradle back
view
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PT630 Accessories
Figure 0-9: PT630 communication cable (Unitech part number: 1552000160)
Head
Tail
Figure 0-10: PT630 Li-ion Battery (Unitech part number: 600538)
Remove Backup Battery Isolator
To prevent power lost during shipping or storage, when you first receive your PT630, its’ backup battery is being
isolated from the contact pin with a transparent plastic film. Depends on the condition, you may or may not need to
remove this isolator. If you have received the unit from the software programmer, it’s highly unlikely you need to
remove this isolator. However, if the unit is ship directly from our vender, then removing this isolator is probably
necessary. Please follow the figures below for removal of the backup batter isolator.
Charging
Before using PT630, main battery must be installed and fully charged. The PT630 is equipped with 3.7V
880m.A.H Lithium-Ion battery (Unitech part number: 600538). It should take 2 to 3 hour to fully charge the main
battery. To charge the main battery, mount the unit on the cradle; connect the power adaptor from the back of the
cradle to any power outlet. While charging, the LED above the power icon will display red, when it is fully
charged the LED will turn green.
Install Main Battery
1.
2.
3.
Remove the battery door from the PT630 by turn the screw on the battery cover to the left.
Insert the battery into the main battery chamber by slide the head (2 point sticking out) into the locking position
first.
Reinstalled the battery door and tighten the screw on the battery door again.
Cradle
Main battery can only be charged through attaching to the PT630 charging/communication cradle (part number:
PT063-1~3) or a quick charging /communication cable (part number: 600361).
Cradle LED Icons
This icon indicates communication. When PT630 is transferring data with the host computer, this LED
will flash, showing that the data is transferring.
This icon indicates the charging of the main unit. When the cradle is charging the main battery; the led
will be red; when fully charged, the light will turn green.
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This LED light shows the power status of the cradle itself. When its’ lit, it indicates the cradle is
powered.
Power On
After fully charging the unit, when the charging LED turns green, you are now ready to turn on the unit. Press the
power key ( ) on the keypad to turn on the PT630!
Communication with the Host
RS232 Connection through
cable
RS485 multi unit communication
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1. 6 Interface Ports
PT630 does its’ communication via a RS232 communication port located at the tail of the unit. You can connect the
unit via the communication cable to a PC’s RS232 jack for data transfer or connect through cradle for
communication.
1.7 Using the Keyboard
The keypad of PT630 consists of 27 rubber keys; the keyboard is configuring into three different modes: numeric
mode, command mode, and alphabetic mode. All keys except key may produce a sound (tone) when pressed. Keys
of upper four rows have larger size for easier key-pressing to input numbers.
[ ]
When the unit is off, pressing the key will turn on the unit. On the other hand, when the unit is on it is
needed to press and hold down the key for about one second in order to turn the unit off.
[CMD]
pressing the [CMD] key plus the desire command key (located at the end of the keypad) sets the
keyboard to out put command functions
[ESC]
In command or Supervisor mode, pressing the [ESC] key to jump back to the pervious menu.
Numeric
Numeric Mode
Command
Mode
Press Command + the
desire command key
Alpha
Command
Press [Alpha]
Press [Alpha]
Leaser trigger
Alphabetic mode
Press Command + the
desire command key
Figure 0-11: PT630 Keypad layout
Numeric mode
Keyboard of the PT630 is initialized to normal mode after powered on. In normal mode, the cursor is a block sign and
the keyboard is mainly used to input numeric data and use F1-F4 four function-keys.
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COMMAND mode
Press [CMD] key sets the keyboard to command mode. In command mode, the cursor type keeps same and the
keyboard is mainly used to input special characters, make hot-key function, and use F5-F8 four function-keys.
ALPHA mode
Press [ALPHA] key to toggle between normal mode and alpha mode of keyboard. In alpha mode, the cursor is an
underscore sign and the keyboard is available to input upper case letters. In alpha mode, every numeric key contains 3
characters individually. You need to press the key once to get the first character, twice to get the second character and 3
times to get the third character. The characters cycles back to the first character again.
For example:
First press [ALPHA] to switch the system to alpha mode, the cursor type will be changed from block to underscore
To enter ‘A’, press the key “A” once
To get “B”, press the same key twice
To get “C”, press the same key 3 times.
1.8 Triggering Scanner Module
The PT630 can be used with a built-in integrated laser scanner module to input data. The built-in decoder reads most
barcode labels.
The user should keep laser window clean to prevent low reading rate of distorted bar code input signal.
1.9 Application Development Environment
The system of PT630 provides DOS functions and device drivers for application development, including bar code
decoding, keypad input, display output, serial input/output communication, real-time-clock access and power
management control.
The PT630 can be programmed by the high-level Windows-based JobGen Plus program generation software. It can
also be programmed by commonly used C compilers including Microsoft C, Borland C and Turbo C. An executable
program generated by JobGen Plus or created by a compiler is downloaded to the unit and run on the unit.
JobGen Plus
JobGen Plus is a Windows-based program generator that gives the user an ease-of-use and comprehensive terminal
application developing environment. Through the use of JobGen Plus, user can design an application program for a
data collection terminal by simply drawing the data collection sequence on paper, and thus, requires minimum
programming skills.
For more detailed programming information, please refer to PT630 Programming Reference Manual, JobGen Pro
User's Manual.
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Chapter 2 Power System
2.1 Power System
Main Power
The terminal is operated by a rechargeable 3.7V 880mAH rated Li-Ion battery pack. The main battery should be
sufficient to for daily operation up to 12 hours. However, since the actual operation may vary, it is possible to result a
shorter operating hours.
Backup Power
An onboard 3V 190mAH Lithium battery (CR2032) is used as the secondary power source to back up the data in RTC
(real time clock chip) and RAM memory to provide users a data-loss free environment.
Normally the PT630 gets power from main power source to back-up RTC and RAM and puts the Lithium battery in
standby state. When the main power source is removed or below the level to back-up the RAM and RTC properly, the
power circuit of the PT630 automatically switches to the Lithium battery for back up. It is recommended that the main
battery be always placed inside the unit with enough capacity for back-up purpose in which case the Lithium battery can
supply the power for up to 3 years before consuming all its capacity up.
It is important to know that once the power in the backup battery used up, all data within the terminal will be
lost. So it is very important to backup all data when replacing backup battery.
2.2 Power Low Indication
Main Battery
When the main power source reaches the battery low condition, a warning message as right
! WARNING !
will be shown on the LCD when PT630 is powered on or a battery low icon sign will MAIN BATTERY
emerge on the right sidebar of LCD.
VOLTAGE LOW
When the main battery low occurs, the main battery can continue to supply power for about
20 ~ 40 minutes per scan /5 second , however the unit may reach the system power cutoff
point and automatically turn itself off. Meanwhile the unit continues to back-up the data contents in RTC and RAM,
but it cannot be powered up until the batteries have been recharged or replaced.
Lithium Backup Battery
When the Lithium backup battery doesn't have enough capacity to back up the system, the
message as right will be shown on LCD when the unit is powered on. In this situation you
should upload your data from the terminal immediately and replace a new Lithium battery.
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2.3 Battery Replacement
Main Battery
Make sure the unit is turned off.
Turn over the unit; unscrew the battery door lock screw by turning the screw left for quarter turn.
Slide the main battery pack from battery compartment.
Insert the new main battery into the socket.
Remove battery pack
Remove the main battery as previously described.
Important! Once the backup battery is removed from the unit, all data within the unit will lost, please backup all
files before you remove the backup battery.
Insert a new battery into the holder.
Put the backup battery cap back on.
Re-installed the main battery, cold star the new unit.
Make sure to back up your data in terminal before making the replacement the lithium back up battery.
2.4 Recharging the Battery Pack
When the terminal shows “Main battery low” message, the battery needs to be recharged. Plug in the power adaptor
into a power outlet and connect the other end to the power outlet of the PT063, mount the terminal into the cradle,
the LED light on the cradle will turn red, meaning charging has begun. When the battery is fully charged, the LED
will turn green. This should take 2 to 3 hours.
Power Adaptor
Power
Outlet
Charging Consideration
It is important to consider the surrounding temperature whenever you are charging the Li-Ion battery pack. The
process is most efficient at normal room temperature or slightly cooler. It is essential that you charge batteries within
the stated range of 32°F to 113°F (0°C to 45°C). Charging batteries outside of the specified range could damage the
batteries and shorten their life cycle.
Effects Of Overcharging Batteries
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Overcharging may occur when a Li-Ion rechargeable battery is charged in regular or quick charging rate after it has
been fully charged, but there is no risk of overcharging while charged in trickle charging rate.
A battery left to charge for several weeks may appear to have minimal capacity. This type of failure can be remedied by
temporarily depleting the battery of its power and recharging it to rejuvenate it. This condition can be prevented by
avoiding overcharging for long periods of time or always using PT063 to charge the batteries of terminal. The PT063
starts the charging process in quick charging rate and switches to trickle charging rate when it detects the battery is fully
charged.
2.5 Storage and Safety Precautions
Batteries should be stored in an open environment condition and placed where there is no risk of accidental shorting
or other damage. Although charged Li-Ion batteries may be left unused for several months, their capacity may be
reduced due to back up and internal resistance. If this happens they will require recharging prior to use. Li-Ion
batteries may be stored at temperatures between -4°F and 158°F (-20°C to 70°C).
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Chapter 3: Operation
PT630 is set up such a way that there are several operating modes. The system of terminal may operate in various
modes for different purposes. The figure below shows the operating flow of the terminal. The following diagram
summarized the ways to switch between different modes.
press and hold down CMD and
then press PWR
OFF
<−
keys
press PWR
enter
program
name
then press
ENTER
APPLICATION
mode
PT600 V1.00
MEM 512KB
>
press CMD
(for two
seconds)
RUN
command
press
press EXIT
2
<<START MENU>>
1.SUPERVISOR
2.WARM START
3.COLD START
press
1
then
1.RUN
3.COM
5.ERA
7.CPY
2.TER
4.DIR
6.TYP
8.SET
Alpha
SUPERVISOR
mode
USER mode
System configurations are categorized in two groups, users can select “8.SET” command in User mode to set general
system configurations or enter Supervisor mode to set advanced system configurations. The Supervisor mode is also
protected with password checking to prevent unauthorized personnel from changing the system configuration.
(For PT630 detail setup procedures p lease refer to PT630 Technical Binder)
3.1 Ready Mode
The terminal performs a Power-On-Test and Warm-Start when it is switched on. After the Warm Start, the system
enters Ready mode and shows the Ready mode prompt.
Ready mode prompt
PT630 Vx.xx
MEM 4608 KB
>
The first line indicates the model code and version number (e.g. V1.00). The second line shows
the size of the total installed RAM (i.e. 4608 KB). The third line prompts a ">" which indicates
that the terminal passed the Power-on-test and is ready to be used.
3.2 User Mode and System Commands
There are eight system commands: RUN, TER, COM, DIR, ERA, TYP, CPY, and SET. Each command can be
invoked through menu-selection in User mode. User can press [CMD] key for two seconds in Ready mode to enter
User mode.
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User mode prompt
(1) RUN
(3) COM
(5) ERA
(7) CPY
RUN
(2) TER
(4) DIR
(6) TYP
(8) SET
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Select the corresponding number, 1-8, or press [] and [] to highlight a command then hit
[ENT] to select a system command. Pressing the [EXIT] key (hit [CMD], then [ALPHA]) returns
to Ready mode.
When invokes the RUN command, the system shows a screen as right and you may
press the [] key to toggle the loaded program and hit [ENT] to run the program.
The program may also be executed on the terminal by entering the program name
directly in Ready mode.
< RUN
PROGRAM>
NULL
TER
This command puts the terminal in either terminal emulation mode or FormCaching application mode
depending on which function you select. Please see chapter 4 for detail on how to configure and use
FormCaching. In terminal emulation mode, the terminal serves as a dumb terminal to transmit data to or
receive data from a Host computer. In this mode, data input from bar code reader or keyboard is displayed
on screen and output to RS-232 port. Data received from the serial port is displayed on the LCD screen.
Communication parameters, such as baud rate, data bits, parity, stop bits and flow control, must be set to be
compatible with the destination in order to send data properly.
COM
This command puts the terminal in Kermit server mode. The following indicates the available Kermit
commands at the Host/PC side:
Command
send filename
Description
Send a file from the Host/PC to terminal and store it in the terminal's
RAM disk.
get filename
Get a file from the terminal to the Host/PC disk.
remote dir
List files of the terminal’s RAM disk.
remote del filename
Delete a data file stored in the terminal’s RAM disk.
Make sure set the terminal communication parameters to match the host/PC system before proceeding data
communication. Hit [ESC] Ready mode.
DIR
This command shows the files in the RAM disk with the following information:
The list of file names stored in the RAM DISK.
The size of program execution area.
The amount of free RAM DISK space left.
ERA
This command deletes a file from RAM disk of terminal. After the file has been
deleted, it can not be recovered.
< ERASE FILE >
SCAN.EXE
TYP
This command dumps the content of a file on the terminal's LCD. The content of
the file will be displayed 128 (16 character x 8 line) characters at a time. Press any key
to show the next page or hit [CMD] then [ALPHA] keys to return to User mode
prompt. If you try to display a program or binary file, you may only see unintelligible
characters.
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CPY
This command allows users to make copy of data from a source device to a destination device. The source
device may be a file, COM (serial input), CON (keyboard), and the destination device may be a file,
COM(serial output), CON(LCD display).
Source
file1
file1
file1
COM
CON
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Dest.
file2
COM
CON
file2
file2
Function
copy file1 to file2
output content of file1 to serial port
output content of file1 to LCD
input data from serial port and store in file2
input data from keyboard and store in file2, press [CMD] and then [ALPHA] key to end
the data input
<SYSTEM SETUP>
1.DATE & TIME
2.SCANNER
3.DISPLAY
4.KEYPAD
5 EXIT
This command allows users to set
system date and time, assign laser
feature and enable to display power-on logo
(see next section).
3.3 Configure the Terminal in SET command
There are three categories of general system configuration available in SET
command. Select the corresponded number, 1-3, to set system date/time, assign
scanning feature and enable power-on Logo display. Hit [CMD] then [ALPHA]
keys to return to User mode prompt.
<SYSTEM SETUP>
1.DATE & TIME
2.SCANNER
3.DISPLAY
4.KEYPAD
5.EXIT
3.3.1 DATE & TIME:
Setting system clock & calendar
When selects “1.DATE & TIME” in SET command menu, the screen as right will be
shown on terminal’s LCD and let you set the system date and time of Real Time Clock
chip (RTC). The system date and time can be retrieved in application and used as time
stamp for data collection.
DATE-TIME
SETUP
1998/01/01
08:00:00
The second line shows the current date in the format YYYY/MM/DD (year/month/day).
If you want to reset the system date to January 1, 1997, then enter [1][9][9][7],[0][1],[0][1]. Or press [ENT] key to
skip the system date setting.
The third line shows the current time. The way to set system time is similar to set system date described above. The
format of system time is expressed in 24 hour of HH:MM:SS (hour:minute:second).
3.3.2 SCANNER:
The system software of terminal decodes all major bar code symboloies including Code 39, Code 128, Codabar,
Code 93, I25, EAN, UPC, China Post code, etc. Use the [
] key to toggle among selection in each category, then
press [ENT] to confirm.
SCANNER
PEN SCAN KEY
Enable / disable bar code decoding.
When pen scanner is used on PT630, user can setup whether pressing trigger key to enable
pen scanner. If ENABLE is selected, user must press and hold down trigger to scan barcode
label. If DISABLE is selected, user can directly scan barcode label without pressing trigger
key. Enable / Disable (Optional).
LASER AIM
Enable / disable laser beam point target on a distance barcode.(for long range PT630LR
only; optional).
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VERIFICATION
Enable / disable double check scanned barcode.3.3.3 DISPLAY: Enable/disable poweron logo display
ENABLE
DISABLE
KEYPAD:
EXIT:
Show system logo when power-on.
Do not show system logo when power-on.
Allow user to set UPPER / LOWER case of character.
Leave the SET (setting) environment.
3.4 Upload/Download by ESC Command
The way to upload/download by Kermit server described in section 3.2 will need the operator to set the terminal to
Kermit server mode by selecting user command “3.COM” in User mode or calling system function in application
program.
The hardware and software of terminal is designed that the unit can be woken up (turned on) by input from the serial
port. Besides this way, the terminal can also be instructed to process the data communication by remote ESC commands
through built-in MULTI communication protocol .(please refer to PT630 Technical Binder for detail information)
After linking the terminal to a PC/host through RS232 interface a communication program running on host first sends a
few of dummy bytes to the terminal and delay for about 500 mini-second to remotely wake up the unit. Then the
program can send out a data pack of a remote ESC command that matches the MULTI protocol to the terminal and
instruct the terminal for certain process.
For instance, the terminal will automatically execute the system routine to upload a file after receiving the valid “File
upload” ESC command. Meanwhile the program running on the host should follow the control flow of MULTI protocol
and process to receive the data.
For detailed description of each ESC command and protocol, please see the PT630 Programming Reference Manual.
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Chapter 4 Built-in Application: FormCaching
The system of terminal includes a built-in application, FormCaching. It allows users to create a data entry
application by specifying field prompt, type, length, input method and delimiter, etc. without writing program
and loading to the terminal.
4.1 Specification of FormCaching
DATA FIELD DEFINITION: maximum field number=8
Category
Range
Description
1 FIELD PROMPT
max.16 characters
set field prompting
2 MIN/MAX
1-32
set minimum field length
DATA LENGTH
and maximum field length
3 DATA TYPE
1.NUMERIC
numeric data (0~9) or
2.ALPHANUM
alphanumeric data (20H~FCH)
4 DEVICE TYPE
1.KEY ONLY
input by keyboard only,
2.SCAN ONLY
bar code scanning only or
3.BOTH
both
DATA RECORD DEFINITION
Category
Range
Description
5 BETWEEN
1.Append screen
specify to clear or append
FIELD
2.Clear screen
screen between two fields
6 FIELD
1.,
2.;
assign field delimiter
DELIMITER
3.Space 4.Tab
7 RECORD
1.CR
2.LF
assign record delimiter
DELIMITER
3.CRLF
8 DATE STAMP
1:NONE
specify format of Date stamp
FIELD
2.YYYYMMDD
3.MMDD
4.MMDDYYYY
5.DDMM
6.DDMMYYYY
9 TIME STAMP
1:NONE 2.HHMM
specify format of Time stamp
FIELD
3.HHMMSS
9 FIELD DELAY
0-6
specify time delay between
each record input in second
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4.2 How to Create a FormCaching
FORM CACHING
1:YES
2:NO
OTHER:EXIT
You will need to enter Supervisor mode and select “4.FORM” category in order to set the configuration of
FormCaching (refer to the PT630 Programming Reference Manual for how to enter the Supervisor mode). After
selecting the “4.FORM” in Supervisor mode, the screen will show as above. The system will first ask user to specify
four categories of the field specification including field prompt, data length, data type and device type of each data field.
After completion to define all data fields, the user should hit [CMD] then [ALPHA] keys to end the setup of field
specification. This step also determines the number of fields in each record and you may continue to set the rest six
categories of record specification including between field, field delimiter, record delimiter, date stamp field, time stamp
field and field delay.
When the FormCaching application is executed, a data file named FORM.DAT will be created to store data. The
system will not allow the user to redefine FormCaching if the FORM.DAT is existed. It is necessary to delete the
FORM.DAT in order to change the configuration of FormCaching.
4.3 How to Run FormCaching
When FormCaching is enabled, the built-in application can be run by selecting “2.TER” command in User mode and
then select “2.FORM CACHING”. The FormCaching application will follow the setting as defined to display
prompting, get input and store data in the file named FORM.DAT. Hit [CMD] then [ALPHA] keys to end
FormCaching and return to system Ready mode. User may use [] key to browse a previous data record, [] key to
step to next record, press [C] key to clear the record and then input new values of every field of this record.
After collecting data, the FORM.DAT file can be uploaded to host either by invoking kermit server in User mode
described in section 3.2 or remote ESC command described in 3.4.
4.4 Default Setting of FormCaching
In default, the FormCaching is initialized with settings as shown in the table below.
DATA FIELD SPECIFICATION: field number=2
Category
Setting
Field #1
FIELD PROMPT
DATA LENGTH
DATA TYPE
DEVICE TYPE
Field #2 FIELD PROMPT
DATA LENGTH
DATA TYPE
DEVICE TYPE
DATA RECORD SPECIFICATION
ITEM:
32
ALPHANUM
BOTH
QTY:
4
NUMERIC
KEY ONLY
Category
Setting
BETWEEN FIELD
FIELD DELIMITER
RECORD FELIMITER
DATE STAMP FIELD
TIME STAMP FIELD
FIELD DELAY
Append screen
,
CR
NONE
NONE
0
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