Wincor Nixdorf BEETLE AT COM Board User guide

Wincor Nixdorf BEETLE AT COM Board User guide
BEETLE
BEETLE /M
Modular POS System
(with Media GXm Processor)
User Guide
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BEETLE /M
User Guide
Edition April 2000
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Contents
Manufacturer´s Certification .................................................................... 1
Tested Safety .............................................................................................. 1
FCC-Class A Declaration ............................................................................ 1
Note on the laser ......................................................................................... 2
Important notes ........................................................................................... 2
Introduction ............................................................................................... 4
About this manual........................................................................................ 5
Care of the BEETLE /M............................................................................... 6
Recycling the BEETLE /M........................................................................... 7
Spare Parts ................................................................................................. 8
BEETLE /M - the individual POS System ................................................ 9
Overview ..................................................................................................... 9
BEETLE /M Peripherals.......................................................................... 10
BEETLE /M in a network......................................................................... 11
Before switching on the System................................................................ 12
Unpacking and checking the System ..................................................... 12
Setting up the device .............................................................................. 12
Vertical Installation.................................................................................. 13
Cabling of the BEETLE /M ...................................................................... 14
Securing the data cable .......................................................................... 15
Mounting the cable cover........................................................................ 16
Connecting to the mains power supply................................................... 17
Disconnecting cables .............................................................................. 18
Basic settings .......................................................................................... 19
Adjusting the loudspeaker ...................................................................... 19
Light emitting diode (LED) ...................................................................... 19
Connecting peripherals ............................................................................. 20
Keyboard (KYBD) ................................................................................... 21
Cash drawer (1,2) ................................................................................... 21
Scanners and scales (COM1 - COM4*) ................................................. 22
Customer display (COM2* or COM4*).................................................... 23
Cashier display (COM3*) ........................................................................ 23
Monitor ................................................................................................... 24
SNIkey / Screen display ..........................................................................24
Connecting standard PC peripherals (COM1) ........................................25
Network ...................................................................................................25
Modular printers .....................................................................................25
BEETLE /M - the components ................................................................27
Overview ....................................................................................................27
Floppy disk drive........................................................................................29
General....................................................................................................29
Inserting a disk ........................................................................................30
Removing a disk ......................................................................................30
CD ROM drive ...........................................................................................31
CPU ...........................................................................................................32
General....................................................................................................32
Interfaces.................................................................................................33
Loudspeaker............................................................................................33
Nonvolatile RAM (NV-RAM)....................................................................33
Dynamic RAM .........................................................................................33
Connection options..................................................................................34
Connecting a hard disk ........................................................................34
Free slots .............................................................................................34
Additional slots on the CPU .................................................................35
Power pack ................................................................................................35
Battery.......................................................................................................36
Changing the battery ...............................................................................37
Security against power failure ................................................................39
Changing the BEETLE /M battery ...........................................................40
Configuration variants ............................................................................42
Submodules for the CPU...........................................................................42
ASYNC controller ........................................................................................42
LAN controller..........................................................................................42
CRT- or TFT-adapter...............................................................................42
Installing the submodules........................................................................43
AT plug-in cards........................................................................................46
BEETLE Inhouse Controller ....................................................................46
PCMCIA controller...................................................................................46
SNIkey controller .....................................................................................46
Installing an expansion card...................................................................47
Change of the hard disk ............................................................................49
Software ................................................................................................... 51
Operating system ...................................................................................... 51
Retail device interface............................................................................... 51
Application programs ................................................................................ 51
Retail presentation manager ..................................................................... 52
Retail transaction manager ....................................................................... 52
High frequency table ................................................................................. 52
Hash file access method ........................................................................... 52
Starting up the system ........................................................................... 53
Start and runup behaviour......................................................................... 53
BIOS Cluster ............................................................................................. 55
BIOS setup ............................................................................................... 57
Appendix .................................................................................................. 73
Technical data for the BEETLE /M............................................................ 73
CPU ........................................................................................................... 74
ASYNC controller ...................................................................................... 75
LAN controller............................................................................................ 75
CRT Adapter (Monitor).............................................................................. 76
TFT Adapter (Flatscreen).......................................................................... 76
Jumper settings ......................................................................................... 77
Jumper arrangements of the Cyrix board ............................................... 77
CPU frequency 200MHz ......................................................................... 78
CPU frequency 266 MHz ........................................................................ 78
CPU frequency 300 MHz ........................................................................ 78
OEM-Mode: OIRQ10=COM3*, IRQ11=COM4*...................................... 79
SN-Mode: IRQ10=COM3*+COM4*, IRQ11 available ............................ 79
IRQ10 available, IRQ11=COM4* ............................................................ 79
IRQ10=COM3*, IRQ11 available ............................................................ 80
IRQ10, IRQ11 available .......................................................................... 80
NV1: NV-SRAM 512 KB ......................................................................... 80
NV2: NV-SRAM 32 KB or 128 KB .......................................................... 80
SNIkey touch function (COM2 disable) .................................................. 81
COM2 function (touch disable) .............................................................. 81
The configuration label ............................................................................. 82
Power On Self Test (POST)...................................................................... 83
MS-DOS Critical Errors........................................................................... 84
Output of MS-DOS system error messages ............................................. 85
POST extended error messages ............................................................ 86
Phoenix BIOS POST and Start Messages ............................................. 87
Additional messages............................................................................90
Glossary.....................................................................................................91
Abbreviations .............................................................................................93
Manufacturer´s Certification
The device complies with the requirements of the EEC
directive 89/336/EEC with regard to ‘Electromagnetic
compatibilily" and 73/23/EEC “Low Voltage Directive”.
Therefore, you will find the CE mark on the device or packaging.
Tested Safety
The POS system has been provided with the
symbol for “Tested Safety”.
In addition, the BEETLE has received the UL
symbol and cUL symbol.
FCC-Class A Declaration
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for
a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial
environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications.
Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause
harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct
the interference at his own expense.
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Important notes
Le présent appareil numérique ne génère pas de bruits
radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicable aux appareils
numériques de la “Class A” prescrites dans le Règlement sur le
brouillage radioélectrique édicté par le ministère des Communications
du Canada.
Note on the laser
lf your device is equipped with a CD ROM drive, the following condition
applies:
The CD ROM drive contains a light-emitting diode (LED), classified
according to IEC 825-1:1993:LASER CLASS 1; it must not be opened.
Important notes
Important notes
The modular POS system BEETLE /M conforms to the current safety
standards for data processing equipment.
q If this device is taken from a cold environment into the operating
room, moisture condensation may form. The device must be
absolutely dry before being put into service; an acclimatization
period of at least two hours must therefore be observed,
q This device is equipped with a safety-tested power cable and may
be connected only to a prescribed grounded-contact power socket.
q When setting up the device, ensure that the power socket on the
device and the grounded-contact power socket are easily
accessible.
q To disconnect the device from the supply voltage completely,
switch off the device und disconnect the power plug.
q Ensure that no foreign objects (c.g. office clips) find their way into
the device, as this may lead to electric shocks or short-circuits.
q In order to ensure that the device is well ventilated and to prevent
overheating, do not obstruct the ventilation slots on your device.
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Important notes
q Never plug in or unplug data communication lines during
thunderstorms.
q Protect devices from vibrations, dust, moisture and heat.
q Always dispose of used parts in an environmentally safe manner.
q The lithium battery must be replaced by the end user only by
identical batteries or types recommended by Wincor Nixdorf
GmbH.
q The lithium battery must be disposed of in accordance with local
regulations for special waste.
q In emergencies (e.g. damaged housing or damaged power cable,
penetration by liquids or foreign bodies), the device must be
switched off immediately, the power plug disconnected and the
Customer Service of Wincor Nixdorf (WN) or your dealer must be
notified.
q Your BEETLE POS system is the result of modern technical
innovation. So please see for according structural and technical
surroundings to guarantee a faultless and efficient work of your
BEETLE.
Therefore, you should connect your BEETLE or other IT-devices
only to power supply systems with separately guided protective
earth conductor (PE). This kind of electricity system is known as
TN-S network. Do not use PEN conductors!
Please also observe the recommendations of the norm DIN VDE
0100, Part 540, Appendix C2 as well as EN50174-2, §5.4.3.
Thus you can help to avoid possible malfunctions.
The device may only be repaired by authorized qualified
personnel. Unauthorized opening of the device and
inexpertly carried-out repairs may not only seriously
jeopardize the safety of the user, but also cancel all
warranty and liability agreements.
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Introduction
The BEETLE /M is the compact, powerful and economical basis for
your POS system.
The BEETLE /M conforms to the PC/AT industry standard. Powerful
Media GXm processors ensure a quick processing of all operations.
You can connect a variety of different peripheral devices to your
BEETLE /M and even the choice of the software is not limited to a
certain product.
Optional the BEETLE /M can be equipped with a floppy disk drive, a
CD ROM drive or a memory card adapter.
This provides you with a considerable degree of flexibility when
arranging the configuration of your POS system.
The BEETLE can also be connected to a network once an appropriate
network card has been installed.
In the event of a mains voltage failure, the version with battery and
corresponding software enable you to save the data by means of a
controlled program shutdown.
Whatever configuration you need: Wincor Nixdorf offers the right
solution. So, whenever you want to expand your BEETLE /M, please
contact your Wincor Nixdorf branch office or your dealer.
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About this manual
About this manual
About this manual
This manual describes the modular POS system BEETLE /M with a
Media GXm processor.
This documentation is intended to help you work with the POS system
and to serve as a reference work. The detailed table of contents help
you find the desired information quickly and easily.
The first section describes
o
o
everything you need to do before switching on the POS system
and
how to connect peripherals to the BEETLE /M.
The second section contains
o
a brief overview of the components of your BEETLE POS system.
Here, you will also find a detailed description of recurring actions,
for example, how to use the disks.
The third selection provides
o
a brief overview of the software implemented in the modular
system BEETLE /M.
The fourth section explains
o
the procedure for system starting and setup. This section requires
technical knowledge.
The Appendix
o
contains the most important technical data, a list of possible error
messages, a glossary and a list of abbreviations.
Notes in the manual are marked by this symbol.
This symbol is used for warnings.
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About this manual
The type and scope of application programs depend on the customer’s
own selection; therefore, with the exception of the Setup program and
a brief description of the most important WN programs, software will
not be discussed further in this manual.
Separate manuals are included in the scope of the connectable
peripherals. For this reason, a more detailed description of these
devices will not be provided here. For more information, see the
relevant manuals.
Care of the BEETLE /M
Clean your BEETLE/M at regular intervals with a suitable
plastic-surface cleaner which can be ordered from Wincor Nixdorf.
Make sure that the power plug is disconnected and that no liquid
finds its way into the device.
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Recycling
Recycling the BEETLE /M
Environmental protection
does not begin when it
comes time to dispose of
the BEETLE; it begins with
the manufacturer. This
product was designed
according to our internal
norm “Environmental
conscious product design
and development”
Recycling
The modular BEETLE /M POS System is manufactured without the
use of CFCs und CCHS and is produced mainly from reusable
components and materials.
The processed plastics can, for the most part, be recycled. Even the
precious metals can be recovered, thus saving energy und costly raw
materials.
Please do not stick labels onto plastic case parts. This would help us to
re-use components and material.
You can protect our environment by only switching on your equipment
when it is actually needed. If possible, even avoid the stand-by-mode
as this wastes energy, too. Also switch your equipment off when you
take a longer break or finish your work.
At this time, there are still some parts that are not reusable. Wincor
Nixdorf guarantees the environmentally safe disposal of these parts in
a Recycling Center, which is certified pursuant to ISO 9001.
So don’t simply throw your BEETLE POS system on the scrap heap
when it has served its time, but take advantage of the environmentally
smart, up-to-date recycling methods!
Please contact your competent branch or the Recycling Center
Paderborn (for european countries) for information on how to return
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Recycling
and re-use devices and disposible materials under the following fax
number:
Fax: +49 5251 8 26709
We look forward to your message.
Warranty
Wincor Nixdorf guarantees a limited warranty engagement for 12
months beginning with the date of delivery. This warranty engagement
covers all those damages which occur despite a normal use of the
product.
Damages because of
- inproper or insufficient maintenance,
- inproper use of the product or unauthorized modifications of the
product,
- inadequate location or surroundings
will not be covered by the warranty.
All parts of the product which are subject to wear and tear are not
included in the warranty engagement.
Spare Parts
All spare parts that can be ordered with their Order-Numbers are
registered on a label inside the cover of the BEETLE /M. Please order
spare parts at the Wincor Nixdorf customer service.
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BEETLE /M - the individual POS System
Overview
You can connect a variety of peripherals to your modular POS system
BEETLE /M and thus implement a wide range of expansion stages. You
can
o
o
o
connect a two or four-line alphanumeric customer display and a
four line cashier display. Alternatively you can connect Flat
screens, such as BA69 (VGA/4), BA70 (b/w) or BA71 and BA72
(color),
use various types of scanners such as distance, touch or
stationary scanners,
use scales and scanner scales (please take into account the
official certification regulations),
o
connect various printers,
o
use POS keyboards with or without a swipecard reader,
o
use different types of cash drawers,
o
connect a monitor and different keyboards,
o
install the POS workplace SNIkey and different screen displays,
o
o
integrate the BEETLE /M in a network after installing a LAN board
and
upgrade the BEETLE /M, since it can accommodate one PCI- and
alternatively another PCI card or a ISA card.
This means that the BEETLE /M can meet your requirements at all
times, without having to exchange the complete system for a new one,
thus saving you time and money.
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Overview
Overview
The illustration below show you how your modular POS system can
grow - from a scanner to integration in a network.
BEETLE /M Peripherals
Customer display
Monitors
BA69 (VGA/4)
Flatscreen
displays
Cashier display
Keyboards
Cash drawer
Scales
Printer
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Overview
BEETLE /M in a network
Ethernet
10 Base T
Server
Ethernet
10 Base T
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Setting up the device
Before switching on the System
Unpacking and checking the System
Unpack the parts and check to see whether the delivery matches the
information on the delivery note.
The carton contains the basic unit and a country-specific accessories
kit. The basic unit can also be equipped with a network board, floppy
drive, hard disk or a VGA board, or a combination of these components.
If damage has occurred during shipping or if the package contents do
not match the delivery note, promptly inform your Wincor Nixdorf sales
outlet.
Transport the device only in its original packaging
(to protect it against impact and shock).
Setting up the device
Setting up the device
Set up the BEETLE /M POS system where it will not be exposed to
extreme environmental conditions. Protect the device from vibrations,
dust, moisture, heat and strong magnetic fields.
Make sure that the side ventilation slots on the
BEETLE /M POS system are not obstructed in
order to ensure that the device has sufficient
ventilation.
horizontal placement: left side: 60 mm, right side:
100 mm
vertical placement: upwards: 100 mm,
downwards: 60 mm
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Vertical installation
Vertical Installation
Vertical installation
The BEETLE/ M is specified for a horizontal mounting. Observe the
following if the system still is to be mounted vertically:
You will find a drill at the bottom side, so that you can
suspend the BEETLE /M with a screw. To do so, mount two
additional angles at the requested wall so that the BEETLE
can rest upon evenly.
hole
A closed area made of non flammable material (e.g.
concrete or metal) must be located under the vertically
mounted BEETLE /M.
Mount the device in such a way that the ventilator faces
upwards. That is the side with the lesser number of
ventilation slots.
Make sure that the angles do not cover the ventilation slots.
The following minimum clearances must also in horizontal
mounting be provided in free convection to ensure sufficient
ventilation:
horizontal placement: left side: 60 mm, right side: 100 mm
vertical placement: upwards: 100 mm, downwards: 60 mm
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Cabling of the BEETLE
Cabling of the BEETLE /M
Cabling of the BEETLE
Follow the steps below in the order given when installing devices:
Make sure that the power switch on the front of the housing
is set to OFF, i.e. that it visibly protrudes. You may have to
open the slide in order to do this (see figure on Page
GB - 17).
If present, the cable cover must be removed.
Plug one end of the power cable into the power cord
receptacle on the BEETLE /M.
Plug the other end of the power cable into a
grounded-contact power socket.
Plug in and secure the data cable.
Always make sure that the system is switched off when you
do cabling works.
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Cabling of the BEETLE
Securing the data cable
Secure interface
connectors with
knurled screws
manually.
The interface
connectors
screws made of
metal can be
secured with a
screwdriver.
Screws made of
plastic must be
secured manually
only.
Mini-DIN plugs
lock in when you
insert them.
Check the lock by
slightly pulling the
cable. Maybe you
will have to lock
the plug by
slightly pushing
the cable.
RJ12 plugs lock
in when you
insert them.
Replace the cable cover after the cables have been mounted (see next
page).
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Cabling of the BEETLE
Mounting the cable cover
The scope of supply of your BEETLE /M includes a cable cover. Before
mounting the device, you should first remove the cable openings where
necessary. This depends on the cables which you wish to lay.
Tools are not required as the plastic parts can be removed by hand
In order to mount the cable cover, insert it in the guides marked with
arrows in the figure below. In doing so, ensure that the cable cover
does not fit askew.
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Cabling of the BEETLE
Connecting to the mains power supply
All devices belonging to the modular BEETLE /M POS system that
have a separate power cable must be connected to the same electric
circuit.
Ensure that the power switch on the POS terminal housing
is switched off.
Make sure that all data cables on the system unit and
peripherals are connected correctly.
Plug all power cables belonging to the BEETLE and the
peripherals into the grounded-contact power sockets.
ON/OFF switch
Lock
Slide
Cover
ON button
ON button
You can now
switch on the
BEETLE /M by
means of the
switch on the rear
of the housing
and push the ON
button at the front
for a short time.
You may have to
unlock the slide
and move it to the
left.
The power pack can be connected to all standard
power supply networks. The unit adjusts automatically to the respective voltage. A fan
provides the required ventilation. The maximum
output of the power pack is 150 W.
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Disconnecting cables
Disconnecting cables
Disconnecting cables
Never unplug a cable by pulling on the cable itself; always take hold of
the actual plug. Follow the procedure below when disconnecting cables:
Turn off all power and equipment switches.
Remove the cable cover.
Unplug all data communication cables from the sockets of
the data networks.
Unplug all power plugs from the grounded-contact power
sockets.
Unplug all cables from the devices.
With MINI-DIN plugs, the plug
remains inserted until released.
Pull the plastic covering from
the connecting socket with your
thumb. The lock is released.
The metal of the plug is visible.
RJ12 plugs lock in when you insert them. To release them
push the latch under the plug to
the top.
Now remove the cable from the connecting socket.
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Adjusting the loudspeaker
Basic settings
Ex works, the BEETLE /M is configured to your order. Your
configuration must be subsequently adapted to support supplementary
devices such as scanners. For more information, contact the Wincor
Nixdorf branch office responsible for your area.
Adjusting the loudspeaker
Adjusting the loudspeaker
You can set the volume as desired by means of a menu in the BIOS
Setup.
Light emitting diode (LED)
The right LED (yellow) below the ON/OFF switch lights up while the
hard disk is beeing accessed. The left LED (green) lights when the
BEETLE/ M is switched on.
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Connecting peripherals
Connecting peripherals
Connecting peripherals
The peripherals mentioned here are available as options and are not
part of the basic configuration. A separate manual is provided for each
of the connectable components. For more detailed information, please
consult the relevant documentation.
The figure shows the back panel of the BEETLE/ M with the locations
of the connecting sockets and connecting plugs. If you wish to connect
a monitor, however, you must also have a video board. You can connect
the system to a network via an expansion board.
The interfaces COM7 and COM8 are optional.
CRT and TFT interfaces are used alternatively.
Connecting peripherals with the system switched
on is not allowed.
Battery
COM7
COM8
ON
CRT/TFT
110-120 V / 2 A max
200-240 V / 1 A max
DC24V
KYBD
1
COM4
2
LPT1
COM3
Rear panel of the BEETLE/ M
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USB
COM2
COM1
LAN/ASYN
Connecting peripherals
Keyboard (KYBD)
The BEETLE /M has a 6-pin mini-DIN jack for connecting a keyboard.
Make sure that the connector is plugged firmly into the socket to
prevent malfunctioning. Power is supplied to the keyboard via this
socket. If you wish to connect a standard PC keyboard with DIN
connector, you must use a special adapter cable, obtainable from
the Wincor Nixdorf branch office responsible for your area.
When removing cables with locks, please grip the
cable at the connector housing.
Cash drawer (1,2)
The BEETLE /M has two RJ12 sockets for connecting cash drawers.
Make sure that the connector is plugged firmly into the socket to
prevent malfunctioning. RJ12 plugs lock in when you insert them.
Power is supplied to the cash drawer via this socket, P24V +5% / -10%.
Connecting daisy chained cash drawers and 12V
OEM-drawers is prohibited!
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Connecting peripherals
Scanners and scales (COM1 - COM4*)
Depending on the systems configuration, scanners without an
independent power supply are connected to the COM2*, COM3* or
COM4* serial interface (standard setting COM3). Connect scales with
their own power supply to the COM1 interface. COM1 is designed as a
9-pin D-sub plug, whereas COM2* - COM4* are 9-pin D-sub jacks.
Make sure that the scanner connector is plugged securely into the
socket to prevent possible malfunctioning.
If scales which are not supplied by Wincor Nixdorf (WN)
are connected to the BEETLE /M, you must obtain an
WN licence for the driver software.
If COM2 is equipped with a connector, the interface does not carry a
current.
The COM2 interface is without effect if a TFT adapter
with touchscreen function is installed.
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Connecting peripherals
Customer display (COM2* or COM4*)
With the BEETLE /M, and depending on how the system is configured,
the customer display is connected to either the COM2* or COM4*
serial interface. The interface connection is a 9-pin D-sub jack. Make
sure that the connector for the customer display is screwed firmly to
the socket to prevent possible malfunctioning. Power is supplied via
this jack.
If COM2 is equipped with a connector, this interface does not carry a
current.
Cashier display (COM3*)
Connect the cashier display to the serial interface COM3*. This port is
a 9-pin D-sub jack.
Make sure that the connector for the cashier display is screwed firmly
to the socket to prevent possible malfunctioning. Power is supplied via
this jack.
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Connecting peripherals
Monitor
If a CRT adapter is installed, you can connect a monitor to the
BEETLE /M via the 15-pin D-sub jack on the CRT adapter. Power is
supplied to the monitor via the AC-outlet on the BEETLE /M, located
on the back of the housing.
A LCD screen can be connected alternatively if a TFT adapter is
installed.
SNIkey / Screen display
If a TFT adapter is installed you can connect a SNIkeyTFT to the
BEETLE / M without using a ISA slot. Connect the 50-pin data cable of
the SNIkey to the system. The signals for the touchscreen function and
the power supply are also effected via this cable. To implement the
touchscreen functionality for the COM2 interface you have to change
some system settings (see GB-43).
If the SNIkey is equipped with a keyboard cable connect this with the
KYBD terminal. You can only connect one keyboard cable to the
BEETLE /M at one time - either that of the SNIkey or that of the free
standing keyboard (e.g. PC keyboard, TA57, TA61)
To find out how to connect a second keyboard, refer to the user guide
of the SNIkey.
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Connecting peripherals
Connecting standard PC peripherals (COM1)
You can connect supplementary standard peripherals to the
BEETLE /M via the COM1 serial interface.
Make sure that all supplementary devices have been tested for RFI
suppression pursuant to the legal requirements of your country.
Network
If a network board is installed, the system can be connected to a
network (LAN) from the POS terminal back panel. If a LAN board is not
installed, this location on the back panel is closed by a dummy cover
(see also Configuration variants).
Modular printers
The standard parallel interface LPT1 is intended for connecting a
printer.
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Connecting peripherals
Appropriate POS printers can also be connected via the low-voltage
jack 24V, max. 2A. A connecting cable with a HOSIDEN plug is
required for this.
Do not connect the HOSIDEN plug when the system is
turned on, this can lead to an automatical reboot of the
system.
Connect only cable to the 24V connector which are marked with DP-1
or DP-2!
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BEETLE /M - the components
Overview
The following figure shows the outside of the BEETLE /M.
Lock
Floppy disk drive
Slide
Cover On button
ventilation slots
CD-ROM-drive
LEDs
On button
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BEETLE /M - the components
The figure below shows the inside of the BEETLE /M.
BEETLE /M - the components
Power pack
Hard disk
Submodule
DIMM socket
Ventilator for
processor
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Floppy disk drive
BEETLE /M - the components
Floppy disk drive
General
/M - the components
The BEETLE /M is equipped with a floppy disk drive for 3.5" disks. The
LED at the drive lights up whenever the system accesses the drive.
The disks can be used for a variety of applications, such as:
BEETLE
Loading programs
Saving data (e.g. daily sales figures)
Access control (electronic key)
The disk can be write protected to protect your data from accidentally
being overwritten. The slide is located at the bottom left of the diskette.
Writing to the disk
is possible.
Writing to the disk
is not possible.
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BEETLE /M - the components
Inserting a disk
Hold the disk so
that the arrow
symbol is at the
top and points
away from you.
Now insert the
disk in the drive
slot provided. The
disk has been
correctly inserted
if the gray
ejection button
has popped out.
Removing a disk
Press the gray ejection button next to the drive slot. You can now
remove the disk.
Never remove the disk while the drive is being
accessed, i.e. when the LED indicator for the drive is
illuminated. Otherwise, you could damage the drive and
the disk.
Floppy disk
Slider
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The lockable
slider can be
used to prevent
unauthorized
access to the disk
drive.
BEETLE /M - the components
CD ROM drive
The BEETLE /M can be equipped with a CD ROM drive, if you wish so.
The lockable slider prevents unauthorized access to the disk drive.
Open the drive by pressing the ejection button in the middle of the
loading box. You lock it by sliding in the loading box.
Lock
Slider
CD ROM drive
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CPU
CPU
CPU
General
The modular POS system BEETLE /M is supplied with a Media GXm
CPU.
The CPU comprises a specially developed PC board. In addition to the
PC-specific modules and interfaces, this board accommodates a
non-volatile memory (NV-RAM) and an optional CRT adapter for
connecting a monitor or a TFT adapter for connecting a LCD screen.
The connecting plate of the board has the sockets for the external
peripherals. The illustration below shows the connector assignments
for the CPUs.
Battery
COM7
COM8
ON
CRT/TFT
110-120 V / 2 A max
200-240 V / 1 A max
DC24V
KYBD
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1
COM4
2
LPT1
COM3
USB
COM2
COM1
LAN/ASYN
CPU
Interfaces
The COM1 interface of the BEETLE /M is designed for connecting
standard peripherals that have a separate power supply. The COM2*,
COM3* and COM4* are provided for connecting special POS
peripherals that do not have a separate power supply, for example a
scanner or a display. The BEETLE /M is also equipped with a parallel
interface and a DC24V /2A power supply interface for connecting POS
printers as well as one mini DIN jack for connecting the keyboard. For
connecting cash drawers the BEETLE /M is equipped with two RJ12
jacks.
Connect only devices approved by Wincor Nixdorf to
your BEETLE /M. If you have any questions, contact the
Wincor Nixdorf branch office responsible for your area.
Loudspeaker
A loudspeaker is connected to the CPU. The volume of the
loudspeaker can be set using a menu in the BIOS setup.
Nonvolatile RAM (NV-RAM)
This memory chip can be used to store important data - such as sales
totals or diagnostic entries - by means of the appropriate software and
independently of the power supply. The data is retained for more than
five years.
The NV-RAM is standard only in systems with the operating system
MS-DOS.
Dynamic RAM
The operating system and the application require this memory while
they are running. The following types are possible:
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CPU
Cyrix CPU (with DIMMs)
Bank1
2Mx64
2Mx64
4Mx64
4Mx64
4Mx64
8Mx64
8Mx64
8Mx64
8Mx64
16Mx64
16Mx64
16Mx64
16Mx64
16Mx64
Bank2
2M64
2M64
4M64
2M64
4Mx64
8Mx64
2Mx64
4Mx64
8Mx64
16Mx64
Capacity
16MB
32MB
32MB
48MB
64MB
64MB
80MB
96MB
128MB
128MB
144MB
160MB
196MB
256MB
Connection options
The CPU is designed in a way that expansions are possible at any
time, as desired.
Connecting a hard disk
One hard disk can be connected to the CPU. It is used to store the
operating system and POS-specific software. It can also be used for
the long-term storage of the electronic journal. 3.5" hard disks can be
used for this purpose. These disks have a 16-bit IDE (integrated drive
electronics) AT-bus system interface and an integrated controller. For
the default settings and technical data for the hard disks, see the
configuration label.
Free slots
The system is fitted with one PCI- and alternatively another PCI- or a
ISA slot for two half-length AT-expansion cards.
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Power pack
Additional slots on the CPU
The CPU is equipped with two additional slots which can be used to
connect the optional available controllers ( LAN or ASYNC, CRT
(monitor) or TFT (SNIkey)), if required (see Configuration variants).
Power pack
Power pack
The power pack can be connected to all conventional power supply
networks. It automatically adjusts itself to the particular voltage and is
fan-cooled. The power output of the power pack is maximum 150 W.
The power pack must be removed or replaced by
authorized qualified personnel only.
The power cord receptacle, the power output socket for the monitor
and the ON/OFF switch are located on the back of the BEETLE /M.
At the front side you will find the ON button which will turn on the
powerpack (and the system) if the ON/OFF switch at the rear side is in
the position ON. Pushing the ON button again will turn the powerpack
off.
ON/OFF switch
The ON button can be
protected from access
using the lockable slide.
Lock
Slider ON button
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Battery
Battery
Battery
The battery bridges any power failures and allows a controlled
shutdown of the POS programm by the appropriate software (see
“Security in the event of power failure”).
Battery charging time is approx. 8 hours after initial
startup. The battery is charged only while the system is
switched on.
The table below provides an overview of how long the BEETLE /M is
supplied with battery power in the event of a power failure (with the
battery fully charged).
Duration of
power supply
Power output
Operation
0, 5 minutes
Full load
(max. 90 W)
with supply of external
peripherals and 24V printer
running
1, 5 minutes
Medium load
(approx. 70 W)
with supply of external
peripherals
10 minutes
Low load (30 W)
e. g. device switched on
Peripherals connected to the power output socket of the
POS terminal are not powered during a power failure.
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Battery
Changing the battery
All batteries have a limited service life. In order to prevent any loss of
data, we recommend that you charge the battery at least every five
years.
Make sure that the device is switched off and the power
plug is disconnected.
Remove the cable cover at the backside of the housing by pulling the
cable cover upwards out of the guide. Then press the white button (1).
While holding down the button, push the battery plate to the right side
(2) and pull it backwards (3).
Then loosen the connector (4).
3
1
4
3
2
3
Use only batteries approved by Wincor Nixdorf. Always
dispose of batteries in an environmentally safe manner.
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Battery
Change the battery.
Connect the plug to the jack (1) and reinstall the battery plate with the
new battery at the backside of the BEETLE /M.
Insert the battery plate into the slots (2) and move it to the left (3) until
the lock snaps in.
2
1
2
3
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2
Battery
Security against power failure
If the battery is used, the BEETLE /M system has another important
feature.
When the power fails, the system remains fully functional for a short
period of time. The power needed for further operation is supplied by
the battery.
This means that a system power failure is bridged for a short time.
Because operation is maintained with the aid of the battery, the
application program can be terminated correctly.
The power failure is reported to the application program by the Retail
Device Interface (see chapter Software). The application program then
terminates the program correctly by, for example, closing open files
and writing important information to the non-volatile memory.
The termination of these actions is reported by the Retail Device
Interface. This causes the system to be disconnected, which also
prevents the battery from being discharged unnecessarily.
Peripherals connected to the power output jack of the
POS system are not powered during a power failure.
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Changing the battery
Changing the BEETLE /M battery
Changing the battery
The BEETLE /M is equipped with a lithium battery on the CPU board
to ensure data retention, the time and the setup parameters. The
battery should be changed approximately every five years.
When inserting the new battery, make sure the polarity
is correct. This is visibly marked in the socket. Incorrect
replacement of the battery may lead to the danger of
explosion.
The battery is located in a socket in the CPU. To gain access to the
battery, proceed as described in the chapter entitled “Changing the
hard disk” until you lift up the carrier.
KYBD
COM4
Super I/O
NV-RAM
NV
COM3
PCI / ISA
Interrupt Frequency
USB
-
+
Battery
S3
(S1, S2)
COM1
Media GXm
Loudspeaker (4pin)
Cyrix board
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SDRAM-DIMMs
SNIkey
COM2
Changing the battery
The lithium battery must be replaced by the end user
only by identical batteries or types recommended by
Wincor Nixdorf GmbH.
You can return the used batteries to your Wincor Nixdorf
sales outlet.
Batteries containing harmful substances are marked
accordingly. The chemical denotations are as follows:
CD = Cadmium; Pb = Lead, Li = Lithium.
This symbol on a battery tells you that batteries
containing harmful substances must not be disposed of
as household waste. Within the European Union you are
legally bound to return these batteries to a Wincor
Nixdorf sales outlet!
The setup parameters must be reset each time the
battery is changed (see chapter Setup).
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Submodules
Configuration variants
Submodules for the CPU
Submodules
Various controllers can be plugged in on the CPU. ASYNC- and LAN
controllers must be installed alternatively. The following is a brief
description of the available options:
ASYNC controller
This RS232 interface card can be used as an additional, live serial
interface for connecting various peripherals.
When connecting an ASYNC controller, ensure that the
total current consumption of all of the live serial
interfaces does not exceed 900 mA.
Setting of the BIOS Setup: “PnP IRQ Resources”:
IRQ12 Reserved.
LAN controller
This controller can be used to incorporate the BEETLE /M in an
Ethernet network (10 Base T).
Setting of the BIOS Setup: “Sound Configuration”: OFF,
“PnP IRQ Resources”: IRQ05 Reserved
CRT- or TFT-adapter
Both adapters must be installed alternatively. You can connect either a
CRT monitor or a TFT-LCD module with optional touch screen
functionality.
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Submodules
When installing a TFT adapter with touchscreen
functionality the cable for the internal loudspeaker must
be removed in order to activate the loudspeaker in the
screen display.
The touch functionality must be activated via jumper
(see jumper settings).
The COM2 interface will be covered and is no longer
valid for external use.
Installing the submodules
First ensure that the device is switched off and that the power
connector is disconnected.
Remove the battery plate (see page 37).
Lift up the latch (see arrows) and push the housing with the latch
forward.
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Submodules
Then you can lift off the housing.
Lift up the carrier of the hard disk and the floppy disk drive by
loosening the knurled screw (see drawing) manually or with a
screwdriver. Then pull the carrier forward to the stop and lift it up to the
front side.
knurled screw
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Submodules
Front
Remove the respective metal cover at the backside of your BEETLE/M
by removing the screws with a socket wrench. Then bring the socket
through the recess of the housing and plug in the card (see drawing).
Attach the socket using the screws that you removed before.
Submodule
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AT plug-in cards
AT plug-in cards
AT plug-in cards
Most of all standard ISA and PCI cards can be used in the BEETLE /M.
BEETLE Inhouse Controller
The BEETLE Inhouse Controller (BIC) is a ISA card for BEETLE POS
systems. The board ensures that BEETLE systems can be integrated
in existing installations in inhouse networks.
The card is installed in a free AT slot in the POS housing.
If you would like to receive further details on this expansion card,
please contact your dealer or your local WN branch.
PCMCIA controller
Using an appropriate PCMCIA controller, you can use various storage
media, such as FLASH memory card and I/O cards, memory cards of
Type 1 EXT, Type II EXT and Type III, and ATA removable disks.
If you want to know more about PCMCIA controllers, please contact
your dealer or your Wincor Nixdorf (WN) branch.
SNIkey controller
The SNIkey is a comfortable input/output device for BEETLE POS
systems.
Once you have installed a SNIkey controller, you can connect a SNIkey
to the BEETLE /M.
If you want to know more about the SNIkey, please contact your dealer
or your WN branch.
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AT plug-in cards
Installing an expansion card
First ensure that the device is switched off and that the power
connector is disconnected.
Please proceed as described in the section “changing the battery”
(page 37pp).
After having pulled forward the carrier of the hard disk and floppy disk
there is an easy access to the AT slots. Now remove the metal cover at
the housing by squeezing out one of the clambs (see picture).
You always should use the upper slot first.
This slot is - depending on the configuration reserved for a PCI-Card.
clamb
First check whether the jumpers (if present) of the card are set
correctly to avoid internal system conflicts. The correct setting for the
jumpers can be found in the documentation for the plug-in card. Then
slide the expansion card into the slot provided. Ensure that the card
establishes contact with the terminal strip.
Secure the card by tightening it with the clamb that you have removed
before (The pin of the clamb has to be put into the boring of the card).
Following this, mount the POS housing again. The mains connector
can now be reconnected and the device switched on.
Expansion cards with electrostatically sensitive devices
(ESD) can be marked with this sticker.
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AT plug-in cards
When you handle boards fitted with ESDs (electronical components),
you must observe the following aspects under all circumstances:
o
o
o
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You must always discharge yourself (e. g. by touching a grounded
object) before working with boards containing ESDs.
The equipment and tools you use must be free of static charges.
Pull out the power plug before inserting or pulling out boards containing ESDs.
o
Always hold boards with ESDs by their edges.
o
Never touch pins or conductors on boards fitted with ESDs.
Change of the hard disk
Change of the hard disk
Change of the hard disk
To change the hard disk open your BEETLE /M as described on pages
42-43. Pull out the connectors (1)(see picture below).
1
Now push the button (see picture below) and take off the hard disk.
Then flap the carrier back so that you can install the new hard disk.
Just put it on the guide rail and push it back until it snaps in. Plug in
the connectors again.
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Change of the hard disk
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Software
This chapter provides a brief overview of the operating system and a
series of programs developed by Wincor Nixdorf to enable your
BEETLE /M to operate efficiently. More detailed information can be
found in the individual documents for these programs.
Operating system
The BEETLE /M runs under the MS-DOS operating system which was
specially expanded for POS applications.
This makes it possible, for example, to display all system messages on
the cashier display. These messages are appropriately adapted to the
format of the cashier display.
Retail device interface
The retail device interface (RDI) is a uniform C programming interface
for the BEETLE /M.
This interface provides the application programmer with a simple tool
for programming retail-specific applications and devices. It also
provides the programmer with diagnosis, configuration and test tools
for the retail devices.
Application programs
Application programs are available for the BEETLE /M that meet
retail-specific requirements. For more information, please contact the
Wincor Nixdorf branch office responsible for your area.
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Software
Software
Retail presentation manager
The retail presentation manager (RPM) is provided as a uniform tool
(MS-DOS and UNIX) for input and output format specification. The
RPM significantly reduces the development outlay for POS applications.
Retail transaction manager
The retail transaction manager (RTM) forms the link between the POS
application and the operating system. The RTM allows the accessing of
shared data, including price lookup and the maintenance of transaction
files.
High frequency table
The price look ups (PLU) in the retail area are performed using the
High Frequency Table (HFT). The HFT provides functional libraries with
uniform interfaces for this purpose.
Hash file access method
Similar to the HFT, the Hash File Access Method (HSF) is primarily
used for price look ups. The extensive article data on the mass storage
can be managed with HSF. To this effect, the article file is specially
structured when it is created. This structure, in conjunction with the
access method for “hash” files, provides particularly short search times.
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Starting up the system
The configuration label shows you the equipment included in your
modular BEETLE /M POS system. A sample is contained in the
Appendix. The label is located on the underside of the BEETLE /M.
The data specified there are required for entering the setup parameters
(see Setup).
Start and runup behaviour
After installing the BEETLE /M, switch on the POS system using the
power switch on the front panel.
The system first performs an automatic self-test to test its basic
functions.
For example, you may see the following message (irrespective of
processor type) on the four-line cashier display or on the monitor:
WN ID xx/xx Date
xx/xx is the place holder of the BIOS version number
The system then determines the medium from which the operating
system and POS application are to be booted. Each medium is
assigned a logical drive according to the configuration of your
BEETLE /M.
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Starting up the system
The following media can be assigned a drive:
Starting up the system
Disk
Network
Hard disk
Memory card
CD-ROM
The logical drives are designated A:, B:, C: and D:.
If the system is to be booted from disk, this medium must always be
assigned drive A:. The network is always assigned to the C: drive
during the runup procedure. The hard disk can be assigned to the C: or
D: drive. The system can only be started from the hard disk if the disk
has been configured as the C: drive.
Corresponding to the Setup configuration the modular BEETLE /M
POS system can be booted from the following drives:
o
Floppy disk in drive A:
o
Hard disk in drive C:
o
CDROM in EL TORITO format
o
Network adapter with BOOTPROM
Please mind that the storage medium must be system-boot-capable.
The following priorities apply:
Floppy disk (A:)
High priority
Network (C:)
Medium priority
Hard disk (C:)
Low priority
As standard the POS system always attempts to boot from a disk first if
it is inserted in the respective drive.
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Starting up the system
If the POS system does not find a disk resp. a CD-ROM in drive A:, it
automatically continues the loading process from drive C:.
If drive A: contains a disk no operating system is stored
upon, the POS system cannot be booted. In this case,
either replace the disk with one that is
system-boot-capable or remove the disk altogether.
The operating system responds with additional messages on the
cashier display or monitor, as shown in the illustration below.
C >P:
If the operating system has started up without error, the POS
application software is automatically booted if necessary.
A message is displayed as soon as the BEETLE /M is ready for
operation. For more detailed information, see the description of your
application program.
BIOS Cluster
At any rate you should check, whether the file CONFIG.SYS contains
an entry for a store manager (like e.g. EMM386.EXE). This entry must
take into account the necessary cluster of 88 KB (segment address
EA000 - EFFFF) for the BIOS. A possible entry would be:
Device= C: \DOS\ EMM386.EXE X=EA00-EFFF NOEMS
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Starting up the system
Booting from a memory card the segment address E7000-E9FFF must
be reserved additional. A possible entry would be:
Device= C: \DOS\ EMM386.EXE X=E700-EFFF NOEMS
This may be important for MS-DOS, Windows 3x or Windows 95. If you
do not pay attention to it, the system may crash while starting.
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BIOS setup
BIOS setup can be used to restore or reset the configuration parameters
of your BEETLE POS system. The features of your POS system are
displayed on the configuration sticker, which is located on or inside your
BEETLE. A sample sticker is shown on the last page of this chapter.
SETUP contains important basic settings which are necessary to enable
your POS system to operate correctly. These settings include, for
example, the date and time, the assignment of a specific logical drive
name (A: or B:) to the BEETLE card or the floppy disk as well as
parameters for the hard disk.
You have several options for calling up SETUP:
q
Press key #2 while BIOS test is running
q
If you are using a standard PC keyboard, press Ctrl, Alt and ESC
simultaneously during the runup phase.
q
SETUP is called up if the keyswitch on the POS keyboard is set to
position 4 resp.T during the runup phase.
q
In case of a faulty configuration you should always run the setup
program to make sure that the POS system works correctly.
The default output medium for the BEETLE POS system is the 4-line,
20-column cashier display. If a VGA monitor is connected, information is
output to the monitor.
If no monitor is connected, although an SVGA card is installed,
then the system messages are not visible.
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BIOS setup
The menu entries below are intended to serve as examples. If in doubt,
refer to the configuration sticker.
BIOS setup
When SETUP is called, first the Copyright message is output. For
example:
Copyright (C)
WN 2000
Setup Rel. 0.xy
(12/01/00)
The first menu is then displayed. Menus are controlled by pressing the
numeric keys specified in parentheses.
ReBoot with
Help with
Enter Setup with
(7)
(5)
(2)
Pressing the number (2) allows you to set the date and time in a further
menu. (7) reboots the system.
Time
Date
(2)Next
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12:34:56
Jan 12 2000
(6)Incr
(4)Decr
BIOS setup
In this and subsequent examples, the numeric keys (8), (2), (6), (4), (5)
and (7) have the following meanings:
(8) Prev (Previous)
(2) Next
(6) Incr (Increment)
(4) Decr (Decrement)
(5)
(7)
The cursor is positioned in a previous field or
menu
The cursor is positioned in the next field or
jumps to the next menu
Increments a value in the field
Decrements a value in the field
Calls the help function (key assignment)
Reboots the system
Following the menu for setting the time and date, the menu for volume
adjustment of PC-loudspeaker appears.
Speaker Volume
High
(8)Prev
(6)Incr
(2)Next
(4)Decr
In the following menu you see the settings of drives A: and B.
FD A MEM-Card
FD B Not Installed
(8)Prev
(6)Incr
(2)Next
(4)Decr
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BIOS setup
The hard disks can be configurated automatically in SETUP. The
necessary parameters are read from the hard disk and stored in the
CMOS RAM. Your POS system offers two interfaces to connect hard
disks and other IDE drives (e.g. CD ROM drive), a PRIMARY port and a
SECONDARY port.
You can connect two drives with each port, a MASTER- and a SLAVE
drive. To use the SECONDARY interface, the Secondary IDE must be set
to “Enable”.
The following masks show an example of possible configurations for a
hard disk that is connected to a PRIMARY SLAVE port.
PRI MASTR AUTO
(8)Prev
(2)Next
(6)Incr
(4)Decr
(2)
(4)
PRI SLAVE NONE
(8)Prev
(2)Next
(6)Incr
(4)Decr
( 4)
PRI SLAVE AUTO
(6)
(8)Prev
(2)Next
(6)Incr
(4)Decr
(2)
PRI SLAVE USER TYPE
(6)
(3)List Params
(8)Prev (6)Incr
(2)Next (4)Decr
( 4)
(2)
(3)
(6)
(2)
Secondary IDE
Disable (2)
Disable
(8)Prev (6)Incr
(2)Next (4)Decr
Enable (2)
SEC MASTR AUTO
(8)Prev
(2)Next
(6)Incr
(4)Decr
(2)
SEC SLAVE AUTO
(8)Prev
(2)Next
(6)Incr
(4)Decr
(2)
next
menue
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A
BIOS setup
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BIOS setup
5
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BIOS setup
Notes
Note 1
The PIO mode in the mask “HD Transfer Mode”indicates the chosen data
transfer mode for the hard disk. You can set a value between “0" and ”4".
After the automatic read in of the parameters (“HD Get Params ? = Yes”)
you should not change this value . Should any problems occur, you can
only decrement the PIO mode, which will lead to a slower transfer of data.
Note 2
The number of sectors in the mask “Multisector Read” indicates how many
sectors per reading job can maximally be read from the hard disk. You
can set this number to 1, 2, 4, 8 or 16 sectors. After the automatic read in
of the parameters (“HD Get Params ? = Yes”) you should not change this
value. Should any problems occur, you can only decrement the number
of sectors, which will lead to a slower transfer of data.
Note 3
You can choose between the following settings:
- Standard
The operating system MS DOS can only be started from a partition that
is smaller than or equal to 504 MB. The rest can only be used by other
operating systems like e.g. Windows NT or OS/2.
- LBA
With this setting MS DOS can manage hard disks up to a capacity of
7,8 Gigabytes (GB).
- Non DOS
Choose this setting if you wish to install an operating system other than
MS-DOS on your BEETLE.
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BIOS setup
Please mind the following procedure for handling the hard disk:
Generally you should configurate your hard disk with the setting “AUTO”
(automatical configuration). The BIOS then detects the optimal parameter
settings for your system and these parameters are set. Whenever starting
the system you can read from the monitor the type of installed hard disk in
abbreviated form (Only when “AUTO” is set).
Alternatively you can configurate the hard disk with the setting “USER
TYPE”. With the subfunction “HD Get Params ?” the system tries to read
in the parameters of the hard disk. If this was not succesful you will have
to set all parameters step by step manually, according to the specification
of the hard disk.
If you have connected more than two hard disks you can enable the
Secondary interface by setting “Enable” . You can choose this in the
following mask:
Secondary IDE
Enable
(8)Prev (6)Incr
(2)Next (4)Decr
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BIOS setup
It is possible to use the parallel interface LPT1 in standard mode and in
the modes ECP (Enhanced Capability Port) and EPP (Enhanced Parallel
Port). The transfer modes EP and EPP allow a higher data transfer rate
(up to 2MB/s and up to 2,4 MB/s). Please make sure that the peripheral
devices do support these modes.
The choice can be done in the following mask:
LPT1 Mode
Standard
(8)Prev (6)Incr
(2)Next (4)Decr
If you are using printers from Wincor Nixdorf, please choose the
standard mode.
With power management you can save energy when your system is off
time. When “No” is set, the CPU operates with maximum speed, i.e. at full
power. If “Yes” is set, the power management facility is enabled.
PowerMan
Yes
(8)Prev (6)Incr
(2)Next (4)Decr
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BIOS setup
“OFF Timer” switches the CPU to sleep mode (5 - 15 - 60 minutes) after a
specified interval of being idle. In this case the backlighting of the displays
are deactivated and a connected monitor is blanked. Make sure that no
screen saver is active!
OFF Timer
60 Min
(8)Prev (6)Incr
(2)Next (4)Decr
In BIOS setup, you can also define whether the possibility for turning off
the serial interfaces in the sleep mode COM2 to COM4 is selected
(COM Supply On) or not (COMSupply Off) .
*
COM Supply
*
Off
(8)Prev (6)Incr
(2)Next (4)Decr
With “COM Supply On” the CPU switches from sleep mode to standard
mode when one of the following interrupts is actuated: IRQ1 (keyboard),
IRQ3 (COM2), IRQ4 (COM1), or IRQ8 (RTC).
In sleep mode all interrupts are processed ; none are lost.
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BIOS setup
The next mask can be used to enter displays (OPERATOR for the cashier
display or VGA for the monitor).
Display OPERATOR
(5) Help
(8)Prev
(6)Incr
(2)Next
(4)Decr
If an internal CRT-adapter is plugged in you can see the following screen
mask. For the settings LOW and MIDDLE the system memory will allocate
1,5 MB for the graphical section. In the setting HIGH it will allocate 2,5 MB.
Video Resolution
LOW
(8)Prev
(6)Incr
(2)Next
(4)Decr
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BIOS setup
The following functions of setup normally are not changed. Here Setup
can terminate the settings. If you wish to change the boot sequence, to
activate the sound function or to set interrupt, DMA or the memory range
for legacy cards, the following points are important:
Special functions
following
———>>
(8)Prev
(2)Next
This option changes the start-up-time of hard disks. Normally 6 seconds
are sufficient, but you can set a time between 3 and 30 seconds if you use
hard disks with a different boot period.
Hard Disk Pre-Delay
6 Seconds
(8)Prev
(6)Incr
(2)Next
(4)Decr
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BIOS setup
With the following mask you can activate the sound function. Please mind
that the following system resources are used: I/O addresses 220-22Fh,
330-331h, 388-38Bh, Interrupt 5 and the DMA channels 3 and 5. These
parameters are displayed.
Sound Configuration
Disable
(8)Prev
(6)Incr
(2 Next
(4)Decr
In the next mask you can set the boot sequence. The basic configuration
starts from the diskette drive. Alternatively you can start the operating
system from the hard disk, a CD-ROM drive or a network-card (with an
according Boot PROM).
Boot first from
Diskette Driver
(8)Prev
(6)Incr
(2)Next
(4)Decr
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BIOS setup
In this mask you can define whether an extended self test should be run
before starting the operating system. The extended self test only
comprises of the POS-specific components.
Extended POST
Yes
(8)Prev
(6)Incr
(2)Next
(4)Decr
The following three Setup-settings are used when a Legacy-PC-card is to
be plugged in. These cards can not inform the system BIOS which
Interrupt, DMA-channel or memory range below 1 MB they seize. The
jumper configuration of the Legacy-card must be communicated to the
BIOS with the following screen masks before installing the card! Setting a
parameter to RESERVED means that this Interrupt, DMA-channel or
memory range cannot longer be used for the automatical configuration by
the BIOS or operating system.
Legacy ISA Mem. Addr
(3) List Params
(8)Prev
(6)Incr
(2)Next
(4)Decr
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BIOS setup
PnP IRQ Resources
(3) List Params
(8)Prev
(6)Incr
(2)Next
(4)Decr
PnP DMA Resources
(3) List Params
(8)Prev
(6)Incr
(2)Next
(4)Decr
This mask only works together with an operating system that is capable of
Plug-and-Play (PnP) functions. Setting “Yes” has the effect that the BIOS
will initialize only those components neccessary for booting the operating
system. All the other PnP components must then be configurated by the
loaded operating system.
Plug & Play O/S
No
(8)Prev
(6)Incr
(2)Next
(4)Decr
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BIOS setup
At the end of SETUP you will see the following mask:
Reset Config Data
No
(8)Prev
(6)Incr
(4)Decr
In this menu you can define whether the configuration data of your POS
system will be initialized when the system is started:
Yes
With the start of the system the old configuration data will be reset.
The Plug&Play function will detect the current configuration data.
The installed components are initialized by these data. Components
not able for Plug&Play have to be registered manually.
No
The installed components and drives will be initialized with the existing
configuration data. There will be no updating with the start of the
BEETLE.
With the Plug&Play functionality the installed components are
detected and initialized automatically, if these components
support Plug&Play. Set “Yes” when you use a Plug&Play card
or when an old card is being removed. The reset is done
automatically.
To quit SETUP press the numeric key 7. Your POS system will be
rebooted.
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Appendix
Technical data for the BEETLE /M
Footprint
Width
Depth (including cable cover)
280 mm
350 mm
Total height
137 mm
Weight
approx. 7 kg
Climatic category
Transport
Storage
IEC 721-3-3 Class 3K3
IEC 721-3-2 Class 2K2 -25°C to +60° C
IEC 721-3-1 Class 1K2 +5°C to +40° C
Operating temperature
5 - 40° C
Input voltage
100 - 120 VAC
200 - 240 VAC
Power consumption
3A / 5A
Frequency of system voltage 50 / 60 Hz
Noise generation
<47 dB (A)
Power subdistributor
100 - 120V /2A max
200 - 240V /1A max
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Appendix
CPU
Appendix
Microprocessor
MediaGXm
(corresponding to Pentium Class Processor)
Architecture
AT-compatible board with expansion options
for POS-specific functional units
Main memory
16MB - 256MB
BIOS
Phönix 256 KB
Keyboard connection
AT-compatible
Loudspeaker
Adjustable volume via BIOS setup
Hard disk connection
E-IDE interface
Floppy disk connection Standard interface
CD ROM connection
E-IDE interface
Submodules
LAN controller or an ASYNC connection;
CRT adapter or a TFT adapter
Nonvolatile RAM
(NV RAM)
32 KB, 128 KB, 512 KB
data retention approx. 5 years
Cash drawer interface RJ12, 6-pin, P24V +5% / -10%
Serial interfaces
Standard: COM 1 (9-pole D-SUB connector)
Live (1): COM2 (2), COM3, COM4 (9-pole
D-SUB jack, 12 V (+5%, -10%) or 5 V (+/- 5%))
Parallel
interfaces
LPT1 (25-pole D-ASUB jack) interface
Additional printer
interface
24 V/ max. 2 A
(1)
The total current consumption of all of the live serial interfaces must
not exceed 900 mA (maximum 600 mA at 12 V per COM* interface; maximum 300 mA at 5 V total).
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(2) = If a D-SUB connector is mounted at COM2, the interface does not
have a separate power supply.
ASYNC controller
I/O base address range
02E8H - 02EFH
Interrupt
IRQ12
Connection
9-pole D-SUB jack
LAN controller
DP8
RAM
8KB, default CC00h - CDFFh
(only in shared memory mode)
I/O address range
32 Byte, default 240h - 25Fh
Interrupt
IRQ5
BOOT PROM
16 KB, default C8000h - CBFFFh
Connection
8-pole telephone jack RJ45
10BaseT (max. 100 m cable length)
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Appendix
CRT Adapter (Monitor)
Resolution
Colours
640x480 (VGA-Mode)
8 BPP
256 colours
___________
16 BPP
64K colours
RGB 5-6-5
800x600 (SVGA-Mode)
8 BPP
256 colours
___________
16 BPP
64K colours
RGB 5-6-5
1024x768 (XGA-Mode)
8 BPP
256 colours
___________
16 BPP
256 colours
RGB 5-6-5
1280x1024 (SXGA-Mode)
8 BPP
256 colours
TFT Adapter (Flatscreen)
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Resolution
Colours
800x600
(SVGA)
8 BPP
256 colours
__________
16 BPP
64K colours
RGB 5-6-5
Appendix
Jumper settings
The CPU is equipped with jumpers which can be used to
q
set the CPU frequency I/F4, I/F5, I/F6
q
set the interrupt assignments for the
serial interfaces COM3* and COM4* I/F1, I/F2, I/F3
q
set the component configuration of the non-volatile memory NV1, NV2
q
set the SNIkey functions
Jumper arrangements of the Media GXm board
KYBD
COM4
Super I/O
NV-RAM
NV
COM3
PCI / ISA
Interrupt Frequency
USB
-
+
Battery
S3
(S1, S2)
SNIkey
COM2
COM1
Media GXm
Loudspeaker (4pin)
SDRAM-DIMMs
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Appendix
CPU frequency 200MHz
I/F
Frequency
Interrupt
1
2
3
4
5
6
CPU frequency 266 MHz
I/F
Frequency
Interrupt
1
2
3
4
5
6
CPU frequency 300 MHz
I/F
Frequency
Interrupt
1
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2
3
4
5
6
Default
Appendix
OEM-Mode: IRQ10=COM3*, IRQ11=COM4*
I/F
Frequency
Interrupt
1
2
3
5
4
6
WN-Mode: IRQ10=COM3*+COM4*, IRQ11 available
I/F
Frequency
Interrupt
1
2
3
5
4
6
Default
IRQ10 available, IRQ11=COM4*
I/F
Frequency
Interrupt
1
2
3
4
5
6
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Appendix
IRQ10=COM3*, IRQ11 available
I/F
Frequency
Interrupt
1
2
3
4
5
6
IRQ10, IRQ11 available
I/F
Frequency
Interrupt
1
2
3
4
5
6
NV1: NV-SRAM 512 KB
NV1
2
1
NV2: NV-SRAM 32 KB or 128 KB
NV2
Default
2
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1
Appendix
SNIkey touch function (COM2 disable)
SNIkey
S2
S1
S3
COM2 function (touch disable)
SNIkey
S2
S3
S1
Default
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The configuration label
The configuration label
The configuration label
Here is an example of the label which can differ in accordance to the
features of your POS system. Normally the label is located on the bottom
of the POS housing.
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POST
Power On Self Test (POST)
POST
As standard the Phoenix POST is used, which monitors the functioning of
the standard PC AT components of the master board. The Phoenix POST
has been expanded by some function tests so that POS-specific functions
can also be tested.
The error messages are displayed on the external user display or the VGA
monitor. The user display and the monitor have high priority; with the VGA
card inserted the messages are always displayed on the monitor. Error
messages are displayed on the external user display only if there is no
monitor.
Display of the error messages on the user display has the following format:
TEST POS TEST TYPE ERROR NUMBER
Error text
In the test, the error messages are displayed in English language. The
following is an example of the display of an error message at the user
display:
TEST POS NV-RAM 01
ADDRESS ERROR
ANY KEY TO CONTINUE
Static errors are accurately localized with the POST, though sporadic
errors can be determined only to a limited extent.
If POST signals an error, please contact your appropriate technician or
Customer Service. Below you will find a list of MS-DOS critical errors and
the POST error messages.
There is more information on MS-DOS system error messages
on Page GB - 85.
GB - 83
POST
MS-DOS Critical Errors
GB - 84
Error Code
Meaning
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
A
B
C
Attempt to write on write-protected disk
Unknown unit
Drive not ready
Unknown command
CRC data error
Invalid call structure
SEEK error with disks
Unknown data medium
Sector not found
Printer paper end
Write error
Read error
General error
MS-DOS system error messages
Output of MS-DOS system error messages
MS-DOS system error messages
All system error messages are displayed on the cashier display or
monitor. The messages are on two lines, as shown below:
M el ooooo dddddddd
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
The individual entries have the following meanings:
M
Reserved
e
l
MS-DOS error No. 0..C HEX
Indicates where error occurred
0
Reserved sector (MS-DOS area)
1
File Allocation Table (FAT)
2
Directory
3
Data area
ooooo
“Read” or “write” operation
dddddddd
Block device driver:
Drive, e.g. “C: ”
Character device driver:
Name, e.g. “COM1 ”
mmm...mmm
Message text:
e.g. “Write protect error”
If such an error message appears, acknowledge
it by pressing the C key on the POS keyboard.
The operating system then repeats the previous
message.
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POST extended error messages
POST extended error messages
POST extended error messages
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Test type
Test
Message
Cashier display
1
DATE ERROR
ADDRESS ERROR
Error no.
1
2
Customer display 2
TEST POS LCD
not applicable
NV-RAM
5
ADDRESS ERROR
DATA ERROR (5555)
DATA ERROR (ABAB)
DATA ERROR (0000)
1
2
3
4
Printer
controller
6
UNKNOWN PRINTER
RESET ERROR
UNKNOWN STATUS
CPU ERROR
CPU RAM ERROR
TIMEOUT
LPT ERROR
ASIC ID ERROR
ASIC REGISTER ERROR
ASIC TIME ERROR
ASIC RAM ERROR
Z-RAM ERROR
ROM CHECKSUM ERROR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Cash drawer
7
CASHDRAW CLOSED
CASHDRAW OPEN
not applicable
not applicable
Phoenix BIOS POST
Phoenix BIOS POST and Start Messages
Phoenix BIOS POST
Message
Possible Cause
Remedy by technician
Diskette drive fail
Diskette adapter failure
Check adapter
Diskette drive B: failure
Drive B: defective or not
installed
Check drive B:
Diskette drive A: failure
Drive A: defective or not
installed
Check drive A:
Diskette read failure
strike 7 to retry boot
Disk not formatted or
defective
Replace diskette and reboot
Display adapter failed;
* Primary videoadapter failure
* Check videoadapter
Gate A20 failure
Protected mode cannot be
activated
Check CPU
Fixed disk configuration error
The specified configuration is
not supported
Correct the hard drive
configuration
HD controller fail
Controller failure
Check CPU
Fixed disk failure
0
1
Defective hard disk 0 = C:
1 = D:
Try to reboot. If not possible,
replace hard disk
Hard disk read failure strike 7 to retry boot
Defective harddisk
Try to reboot. If not possible,
replace hard disk
Invalid config info
* Memory size not correct
* Display adapter not
correctly configured
* Incorrect number of
diskette drives
Start SETUP
Keyboard clock line failure
Keyboard data line failure
Keyboard or keyboard cable
connection defective
Check that keyboard and
cable are properly connected
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Phoenix BIOS POST
Message
Possible cause
Remedy by technician
Keyboard controller failure
Failure of firmware of the
keyboard controller
Check CPU
Keyboard stuck key failure
One or several keys stuck
Try again to press the keys
Memory address line failure
at hex-value, read hex-value,
expecting hex-value
Failure of memory chips
connected to circuit
Check CPU
Failure of one of memory
chips or one of circuits
Replace memory chips
Failure of memory chips
connected to circuit
Check CPU
Memory chip circuit failure
Replace memory chip
Memory odd/even logic
failure at hex-value, read
hex-value, expecting
hex-value
Failure of memory chips
connected to circuit
Check CPU
Memory parity failure at
hex-value, read hex-value,
expecting hex-value
Failure of one of parity
memory chips
Replace memory chip
Memory write/read failure at
hex-value, read hex-value,
expecting hex-value
Failure of one of memory
chips
Replace memory chip
No boot sector on hard disk strike 7 to reboot
Drive C: is not formatted or
system start not possible
Memory data line failure at
hex-value, read hex-value,
expecting hex-value
Memory high address line
failure at hex-value, read
hex-value,
expecting hex-value<
Memory double word logic
failure at hex-value, read
hex-value, expecting
hex-value
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Format drive
Phoenix BIOS POST
Message
Possible cause
Not a boot diskette strike 7 to retry boot
Diskette in drive A: not
formatted or start not possible
Replace diskette and reboot
No timer tick interrupt
Timer chip failure
Check timer chip on CPU
Hex-value optional
ROM bad checksum =
hex - value
Peripheral card has defective
ROM
Replace card
Shutdown failure
Failure of keyboard controller
or connecting logic circuit
Check CPU
Time-of-day not set please run SETUP program
Clock not set
Start SETUP
Drive A:, hard drive or
diskette defective
Reboot. If still not possible,
replace faulty component
Timer chip counter 2 failed
Chip failure
Check CPU
Unexpected interrupt in
protected mode
Non-maskable interrupt
(NMI) cannot be switched off
Check CPU, especially the
logic circuit of interrupt
Unexpected type 02
I/O card parity or memory
parity interrupt at xxxx:yyyy
type (S)hut off NMI, (R)eboot;
other keys to continue
Error in writing to system
memory or in use of I/O
registers
Replace memory chip
No boot device available strike 7 to retry boot
Remedy by technician
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Phoenix BIOS POST
Additional messages
Decreasing available memory
This message immediately follows a memory
error message. The memory chips are faulty.
Strike the 7 key to continue
An error has occurred during the POST;
press number key 7 to reboot system.
Base Memory size = 64K
Specifies size of main memory for functions.
Extended Memory size = 00000K
Specifies size of extended memory for
functions.
If any of the above-stated malfunctions occur, please contact your
appropriate technician or Customer Service.
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Glossary
Glossary
Glossary
Bit
A bit is a binary digit (0 or 1). It is the smallest unit used in data processing.
Controller
Serves to control data input and output in a data processing system or
between a computer and the connected peripherals.
CPU
Abbreviation of central processing unit. It includes the main components of
a data processing system. The CPU monitors all operations and provides
data and programs. It comprises the control unit for input and output, the
computer and the main memory, divided into ROM and immediate access
storage.
Interface
Designates the transition point between different hardware units and
software units or between hardware and software units of computers or
their peripherals.
JEIDA
Abbreviation of Japan Electronic Industry Development Association.
Industry standard for memory cards.
Operating system
Refers to all programs that are a component of a computer and are
required for operating the system and executing application programs.
PCMCIA
Abbreviation for Personal Computer Memory Card International
Association. Industry standard for memory cards.
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Glossary
Plug and PLay (PnP)
PnP means the automatic recognition of hardware components by the
system. Thus the installation, integration and configuration of new
components is made substantially easier.
Peripherals
Devices serving as an input/output device or storage for a computer. This
includes, for example, document readers, keyboards, printers and disk
storage.
Server
This is a computer connected to a local network and whose services are
available to all of the network subscribers, e.g. a print server for printing
the data from all of the network subscribers on the printer connected to the
server.
VGA
Stands for Video Graphics Array and is the interface for connecting colour
monitors.
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Abbreviations
Abbreviations
Abbreviations
AT
Advanced Technology
ATA
AT-Attachment
BIOS
Basic Input Output System
COM
Communication Port
CPU
Central Processing Unit
CRT
Cathode Ray Tube
cUL
canada Underwriters Laboratories
DIMM
Dual Inline Memory Module
ECP
Extended Capability Port
EPP
Enhanced Parallel Port
EPROM
Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
FD
Floppy Disk
GS
“Geprüfte Sicherheit” (Tested Safety)
HDD
Hard Disk Drive
HFT
High Frequency Table
HSF
Hash File Access Method
IDE
Integrated Drive Electronic
ISA
Industrial Standard Architecture
ISO
International Standardization Organization
JEIDA
Japan Electronic Industry Development Association
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Abbreviations
GB - 94
LAN
Local Area Network
LBA
Logical Block Addressing
LED
Light Emitting Diode
LPT
Line Printer
MO
Magneto Optical
PCI
Peripheral Component Interconnect
PCMCIA
Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
PnP
Plug and Play
RAM
Random Access Memory
RDI
Retail Device Interface
RMH
Retail Message Handler
ROM
Read Only Memory
RPM
Retail Presentation Manager
RTM
Retail Transaction Manager
SCSI
Small Computer Systems Interface
SIMM
Single-In-Line-Memory-Module
SRAM
Static Random Access Memory
SVGA
Super Video Graphics Array
TFT
Thin Film Transistor
UL
Underwriters Laboratories
XMS
Extended Memory Specification
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