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BEETLE /S
Modular POS System
User Guide
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BEETLE /S
Modular POS System
User Guide
Edition January 2000
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Contents
Manufacturer´s Certification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Tested Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
FCC-Class A Declaration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Important notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
About this manual . . . .
Care of the BEETLE /S .
Recycling the BEETLE /S
Spare Parts . . . . . . .
Warranty. . . . . . . . .
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BEETLE /S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
BEETLE /S Peripherals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
BEETLE /S in a network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Before switching on the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Unpacking and checking the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Setting up the device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Cabling of the BEETLE /S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Connecting to the mains power supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Disconnecting cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Mounting the cable cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Basic settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Adjusting the loudspeaker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Light emitting diode (LED) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Connecting peripherals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Keyboard (KYBD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Scanners and scales (COM1 - COM4*). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Customer display (COM2* or COM4*) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Cashier display (COM3*) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
TFT - LCD display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Connecting standard PC peripherals (COM1) . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Modular printers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Cash drawer (1,2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
BEETLE /S - the components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Floppy disk drive . . . . . . . . . .
General . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inserting a disk . . . . . . . . .
Removing a disk . . . . . . . .
CPU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loudspeaker . . . . . . . . . .
Nonvolatile RAM (NV-RAM). . .
Dynamic RAM . . . . . . . . . .
Connection options . . . . . . .
Connecting a hard disk . . .
Additional slots on the CPU
Expansion card . . . . . . .
Power Supply . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the CMOS battery . .
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Configuration variants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Submodules for the CPU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
ASYNC controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LAN controller 10/100 MBit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
CRT- or TFT-adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Installing the submodules when using a TFT/CRT adapter . . . . . . 30
Installing the submodules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Change of the hard disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Installing an expansion card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Operating system . . . . . .
Retail device interface . . . .
Application programs. . . . .
Retail presentation manager .
Retail transaction manager .
High frequency table . . . . .
Hash file access method . . .
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Starting up the system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Start and runup behaviour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
BIOS Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
BIOS setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power On Self Test (POST) . . . . . . . . .
MS-DOS Critical Errors . . . . . . . . . .
Output of MS-DOS system error messages .
POST extended error messages . . . . .
Phoenix BIOS POST and Start Messages
Additional messages . . . . . . . . . . .
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Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Technical data for the BEETLE /S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
CPU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Jumper settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Jumper Locations of the Media GXm board . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Setting the CPU frequency by Freq . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Setting interrupt for COM3, COM4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Setting the non-volatile memory size by NVR. . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Setting the touch function on the TFT adapter by SNIkey positions and
Jumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Abbreviations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
TESTED SAFETY
Manufacturer´s Certification
The device complies with the requirements of the EEC
directive 89/336/EEC with regard to ‘Electromagnetic
compatibilily" and 73/23/ECC “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.
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.
1
IMPORTANT NOTES
Important notes
The modular POS system BEETLE /S conforms to the current safety
standards for data processing equipment.
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.
This device is equipped with a safety-tested power cable and may be
connected only to a prescribed grounded-contact power socket.
When setting up the device, ensure that the power socket on the device and
the grounded-contact power socket are easily accessible.
To disconnect the device from the supply voltage completely, switch off the
device und disconnect the power plug.
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.
Never plug in or unplug data communication lines during thunderstorms.
Protect devices from vibrations, dust, moisture and heat.
Always dispose of used parts, such as batteries, in an environmentally safe
manner.
The lithium battery must be disposed of in accordance with local regulations
for special waste.
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.
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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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.
Introduction
The BEETLE /S is the compact, powerful and economical basis for your
POS system.
The BEETLE 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
and even the choice of the software is not limited to a certain product.
Optional the BEETLE /S can be equipped with a floppy disk drive or a
memory card adapter, a hard disk or a compact flash.
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.
Whatever configuration you need: Wincor Nixdorf (WN) offers the right
solution. So, whenever you want to expand your BEETLE /S, please contact
your Wincor Nixdorf GmbH & Co. KG branch office or your dealer.
3
About this manual
About this manual
This manual describes the modular POS system BEETLE /S 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
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everything you need to do before switching on the POS system and
how to connect peripherals to the BEETLE /S.
The second section contains
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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
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a brief overview of the software implemented in the modular system
BEETLE /S.
The fourth section explains
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the procedure for system starting and setup. This section requires
technical knowledge.
The Appendix
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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.
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.
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CARE OF THE BEETLE /S
Care of the BEETLE /S
Clean your BEETLE /S at regular intervals with a suitable plastic-surface
cleaner. Make sure that the power plug is disconnected, connector cables
are unplugged and that no liquid finds its way into the device.
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RECYCLING THE BEETLE /S
Recycling the BEETLE /S
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”
The modular BEETLE /S 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 Nlxdorf
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 and re-use devices
and disposible materials under the following fax numbes:
Fax: +49 (0) 5251 8 26309
The Recycling Center is always ready to answer any questions you may
have about Wincor Nixdorf GmbH & Co. KG evironmental protection
policies. We look forward to your fax.
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WARRANTY
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
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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. Please order spare parts at the Wincor Nixdorf
customer service.
Spare Parts
All spare parts that can be ordered with their Order-Numbers are registered
on a label inside the cover of the BEETLE /S.
7
BEETLE /S
Overview
You can connect a variety of peripherals to your modular POS system
BEETLE /S and thus implement a wide range of expansion stages. You can
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 (colour), 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), connect various printers, use POS keyboards with or without a
swipecard reader, use different types of cash drawers, connect a monitor,
install the POS workplace SNIkey, integrate the BEETLE /S in a network
after installing a LAN board and upgrade the BEETLE /S, since it can
accommodate onboard extension card, such as VGA/TFT/LAN.
This means that the BEETLE /S can meet your requirements at all times,
without having to exchange the complete system for a new one, thus saving
you time and money.
The following illustrations show you how your modular POS system can
grow - from a scanner to integration into a network.
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OVERVIEW
BEETLE /S Peripherals
Customer or cashier display
BA69
Flatscreen
display
Monitor
Scales
Keyboard
Cash drawer
Scanner
Printer
9
OVERVIEW
BEETLE /S in a network
10
BEFORE SWITCHING ON THE SYSTEM
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.
Some ordered composition may be installed.
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
Set up the BEETLE /S 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 /S POS system are
not obstructed in order to ensure that the device has sufficient ventilation.
Cabling of the BEETLE /S
Follow the steps below in the order given when installing devices:
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Plug one end of the power cable into the socket of the BEETLE /S
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The cable cover must be removed, if present.
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Plug in and secure the data cable.
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Plug the other end of the power cable into the main power supply.
Always make sure that the system is switched off when you do cabling
works.
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BEFORE SWITCHING ON THE SYSTEM
Connecting to the mains power supply
All devices belonging to the modular BEETLE /S system that have a
separate power cable must be connected to the same electric circuit.
Make sure that all data cables on the system unit and peripherals are
connected correctly.
Make sure that the DC cable is connected to power supply and to system
unit. Plug all power cables belonging to the BEETLE and the peripherals
into the grounded-contact power sockets.
You can now switch on the BEETLE /S by means of the switch on the
power supply at the rear side. Push the ON button at the front of the box.
The power supply can be connected to all standard power supply networks.
The unit adjusts automatically to the respective voltage. The maximum
output of the power pack is 150 W.
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:
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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.
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BEFORE SWITCHING ON THE SYSTEM
Remove the two screws.
Mounting the cable cover
The scope of supply of your BEETLE /S includes a cable cover. Before
mounting the device, you should first remove the cable opening where
necessary. This depends on the cables which you wish to lay.
Tools are not required as the plastic part can be removed by hand.
In order to mount the cable cover, push it on the four premounted screws on
the back of the BEETLE /S.
Tools are not required for mounting the cover.
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BEFORE SWITCHING ON THE SYSTEM
Basic settings
Ex works, the BEETLE /S is configured to your order. Your configuration
must be subsequently adapted to support supplementary devices such as
scanners. For more information, contact theWN branch office responsible
for your area.
Adjusting the loudspeaker
You can set the volume as desired by means of a menu in the BIOS Setup.
Light emitting diode (LED)
You will find the LEDs at the front side of the BEETLE next to the ON
button.
The left LED (green) lights when the
BEETLE /S is switched on.
The right LED (yellow) lights up while the hard
disk is being accessed.
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CONNECTING PERIPHERALS
Connecting peripherals
The peripherals mentioned here are available as options and are not part of
the basic configuration. A separat 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 /S 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 onboard expansion board.
CRT and TFT interfaces are used alternatively.
Connecting peripherals with the system switched on is not allowed.
Rear panel of the BEETLE /S
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CONNECTING PERIPHERALS
Keyboard (KYBD)
The BEETLE /S 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 WN branch office responsible
for your area.
When removing cables with locks, please grip the cable at the connector
housing.
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 are connected to the
BEETLE /S, you must obtain an WN licence for the driver software.
The COM2 interface is without effect if the onboard TFT adapter with touch
screen function is installed.
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CONNECTING PERIPHERALS
Customer display (COM2* or COM4*)
With the BEETLE /S, and depending on the system´s configuration, 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.
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.
Monitor
If a CRT adapter is installed, you can connect a monitor to the
BEETLE /S via the 15-pin D-sub jack on the CRT adapter.
A LCD screen can be connected alternatively if a TFT adaper is installed.
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CONNECTING PERIPHERALS
TFT - LCD display
If a TFT adapter is installed you can connect a SNIkeyTFT/ BA71/ BA72/
BA73 to the BEETLE /S without using an extension board ISA slot. Connect
the 50-pin data cable of the LCD to the system. The signals for the touch
screen function and the power supply is also made via this cable. To
implement the touch screen functionality for the COM2 interface you have to
change some system settings.
If the display is equipped with a keyboard cable connect this with the KYBD
terminal. You can only connect one keyboard cable to the BEETLE /S at
one time - either that of the LCD 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
display.
Connecting standard PC peripherals (COM1)
You can connect supplementary standard peripherals to the
BEETLE /S 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).
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CONNECTING PERIPHERALS
Modular printers
The standard parallel interface LPT1 is intended for connecting a printer.
Appropriate POS printers can also be connected via the low-voltage jack
24V, max. 2A at the external power supply. A connecting cable with a
HOSIDEN (EPSON compatible) plug is required. This cable has to be
marked with DP-1 or DP-2.
Do not connect the HOSIDEN plug when the system is turned on, this can
lead to an automatical reboot of the system.
Cash drawer (1,2)
The BEETLE /S has two RJ12 sockets at the external power supply 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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OVERVIEW
BEETLE /S - the components
Overview
The following figure shows the outside of the BEETLE /S.
ON
Floppy Disk
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LEDs
(ON, HD)
The figure below shows the inside of the BEETLE /S.
Floppy Disk
Power
Supply Unit
Hard Disk
TFT
Adapter
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FLOPPY DISK DRIVE
Floppy disk drive
General
The BEETLE /S 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:
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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 is possible
Writing is not possible
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FLOPPY DISK DRIVE
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 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.
Ejektion button
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CPU
CPU
General
The modular POS system BEETLE /S 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 or a LAN 10/100
submodule or a COM5 submodule.
The connecting plate of the board has the sockets for the external
peripherals. The illustration below shows the connector assignments for the
CPUs.
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CPU
Interfaces
The COM1 interface of the BEETLE /S is designed for connecting standard
peripherals with separate power supply. The COM2*, COM3* and COM4*
are provided for connecting special POS peripherals that do not without
power supply, for example a scanner or a display. The BEETLE /S 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 /S is equipped with
two RJ12 jacks.
Connect only devices approved by WN to your BEETLE /S. If you have any
questions, contact the WN 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
Media GXm 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. 2.5" 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.
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 (LCD)), if required (see Configuration variants).
Expansion card
There is one slot available for inserting a expansion card, PCI or ISA.
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POWER SUPPLY
Power Supply
The power supply automatically adjusts itself to the particular voltage. The
power output of the power supply is maximum 150 W.
The power cord receptacle, and the ON/OFF switch are located on the back
of the power supply. At the front side of the box you will find the ON button
which will turn on the system if the ON/OFF switch at the rear side of the
external power supply is in the position ON. Pushing the ON button
(approx. 4 sec.) again will turn the system off.
ON/OFF switch
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POWER SUPPLY
Changing the CMOS battery
The BEETLE /S 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 harddisk” until
you lift up the carrier.
Media GXm board
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POWER SUPPLY
The lithium battery must be replaced by the end user only by identical
batteries or types recommended by Wincor Nixdorf GmbH & Co. KG.
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 FOR THE CPU
Configuration variants
Submodules for the CPU
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 Reseved.
LAN controller 10/100 MBit
This controller can be used to incorporate the BEETLE /S in an Ethernet
network (10/100). It uses the internal PCI bus.
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.
When installing a TFT adapter with touch screen functionality make sure
that the touch functionality will be activated via jumper (see jumper
settings).
The COM2 interface is no longer valid for external use. If the BEETLE
system is pre-installed ex works, COM2 will delivered with a cover.
Installing the submodules when using a TFT/CRT adapter
First ensure that the system is switched off and that the power connector is
disconnected.
Loose the two screws at the rear side (see arrow).
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SUBMODULES FOR THE CPU
Then lift off the top cover out of the front guide.
When using a TFT or CRT adapter, loosen the screws on the rear side of
the adapter (see arrows).
Loose the connector of the adapter from the motherboard and shift the
adapter through the open slot •. Remove the metal cover of the
LAN/ASYNC interface ‚.
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SUBMODULES FOR THE CPU
Plug in the submodule (see drawing).
Fix the submodule (here LAN controller) with two screws at the rear side of
the BEETLE system and push the TFT adapter or CRT adapter through the
slide back in the right position. After connecting it with the motherboard fix
the adapter with the two screws.
Installing the submodules
Proceed according to the description in the section before, however without
installation of the TFT or CRT adapter.
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CHANGE OF THE HARD DISK
Change of the hard disk
To change the hard disk open your BEETLE /S as described above. Lift up
the drive, tilt the hard disk holder and take it out. Loosen the four screws.
Hard disk
Drive
Pull out the connectors. Change the hard disk and plug in the connectors
again. Insert the hard disk holder.
Close the cover and reconnect the mains connector. Now you can switch
on the system.
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INSTALLING AN EXPANSION CARD
Installing an expansion card
First ensure that the device is switched off and that the power connector is
disconnected.
Loosen the two screws (see arrows) at the back of the BEETLE.
Then lift off the top cover out of the front guide
There is an easy access to the AT slot now. Remove the lower metal cover
at the housing by squeezing out the clamb (see picture).
Always use the lower slot.This slot is reserved for a PCI- or ISA-Card.
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.
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INSTALLING AN EXPANSION CARD
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 top cover 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.
When you handle boards fitted with ESDs (electronical components), you
must observe the following aspects under all circumstances:
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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.
Always hold boards with ESDs by their edges.
Never touch pins or conductors on boards fitted with ESDs.
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OPERATING SYSTEM
Software
This chapter provides a brief overview of the operating system and a
series of programs developed by Wincor Nixdorf GmbH & Co. KG to enable
your BEETLE /S to operate efficiently. More detailed information can be
found in the individual documents for these programs.
Operating system
The BEETLE /S runs with the operating systems: MS-DOS that 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.
Your BEETLE /S also supports Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT and
Linux operating systems
Retail device interface
The retail device interface (RDI) is a uniform C programming interface for
the BEETLE.
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 /S that meet
retail-specific requirements. For more information, contact the Wincor
Nixdorf GmbH & Co. KG branch office responsible for your area.
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.
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RETAIL TRANSACTION MANAGER
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 /S system.
The label is located on the underside of the BEETLE /S. The data specified
there are required for entering the setup parameters (see Setup).
Start and runup behaviour
After installing the BEETLE /S, 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:
SN 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 /S.
The following media can be assigned a drive:
Starting up the system
Disk
Network
Hard disk
Memory card
CD-ROM (not for BEETLE /S)
The logical drives are designated A:, B:, C: and D:.
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START AND RUNUP BEHAVIOUR
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 /S POS
system can be booted from the following drives:
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Floppy disk in drive A:
Hard disk in drive C:
CDROM in EL TORITO format
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.
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 on which no operating system is stored, 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:
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BIOS CLUSTER
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 /S 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
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.
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:
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Press key 2 while BIOS test is running
If you are using a standard PC keyboard, press Ctrl, Alt and ESC
simultaneously during the runup phase.
SETUP is called up if the keyswitch on the POS keyboard is set to
position 4 resp.T during the runup phase.
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.
The menu entries below are intended to serve as examples. If in doubt,
refer to the configuration sticker.
When SETUP is called, first the Copyright message is output. For example:
Copyright (C)
SN 1999
Setup Rel. 0.xy
(22/12/99)
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BIOS SETUP
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
12:34:56
Dec 22 1999
(6) Incr
(4)Decr
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
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BIOS SETUP
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
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 to 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.
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BIOS SETUP
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BIOS SETUP
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BIOS SETUP
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NOTES
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 readin 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 readin 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:
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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.
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LBA
With this setting MS DOS can service hard disks up to a capacity of
7,8 Gigabytes (GB).
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Non DOS
Choose this setting if you wish to install an operating system other than
MS-DOS on your BEETLE.
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).
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NOTES
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
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:
(8)Prev
(2)Next
LPT1 Mode
Standard
(6) Incr
(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
(8)Prev
(2)Next
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Yes
(6)Incr
(4)Decr
NOTES
“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
(8)Prev
(2)Next
60 Min
(6)Incr
(4)Decr
In BIOS setup, you can also define whether the opportunity for turn off the
serial interfaces in the sleep mode COM2 to COM4 is selected (COM
Supply On) or not (COMSupply Off).
*
COM Supply
(8)Prev
(2)Next
*
Off
(6)Incr
(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.
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.
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NOTES
Video Resolution
LOW
(8)Prev
(6)Incr
(2)Next
(4)Decr
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 discs. Normally 6 seconds are
sufficient, but you can set a time between 3 and 30 seconds if you use hard
discs with a different boot period.
Hard Disc Pre-Delay
6 Seconds
(8)Prev
(6)Incr
(2)Next
(4)Decr
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
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NOTES
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
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
PnP IRQ Resources
(3) List Params
(8)Prev
(6)Incr
(2)Next
(4)Decr
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NOTES
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
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:
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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.
POWER ON SELF TEST (POST)
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.
Power On Self Test (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 the
following pages.
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POWER ON SELF TEST (POST)
MS-DOS Critical Errors
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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
OUTPUT OF MS-DOS SYSTEM ERROR MESSAGES
Output of 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
MS-DOS error No. 0..C HEX
l
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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OUTPUT OF MS-DOS SYSTEM ERROR MESSAGES
POST extended error messages
Test type
Test
Message
Error no.
Cashier display
1
DATE ERROR
ADDRESS ERROR
1
2
Customer
display
2
TEST CUST.D.
not
applicable
5
ADDRESS ERROR
DATA ERROR (5555)
DATA ERROR (ABAB
DATA ERROR (0000)
1
2
3
4
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
7
CASHDRAW CLOSED
CASHDRAW OPEN
Not
applicable
not
applicable
NV-RAM
Printer controller
Cash drawer
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OUTPUT OF MS-DOS SYSTEM ERROR MESSAGES
Phoenix BIOS POST and Start Messages
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
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OUTPUT OF MS-DOS SYSTEM ERROR MESSAGES
Message
Possible cause
Remedy by
technician
Keyboard clock line failure
Keyboard data line failure
Keyboard or keyboard
cable connection
defective
Check that keyboard
and cable are properly
connected
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
Failure of memory
chips connected to
circuit
Check CPU
Failure of one of parity
memory chips
Replace memory chip
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
Memory odd/even logic
failure at hex-value, read
hex-value, expecting
hex-value
Memory parity failure at
hex-value, read hex-value,
expecting hex-value
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OUTPUT OF MS-DOS SYSTEM ERROR MESSAGES
Possible cause
Remedy by
technician
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
Format drive
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
Clock not set
Start SETUP
No boot device available strike 7 to retry boot
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
Message
Memory write/read failure
at hex-value, read
hex-value, expecting
hex-value
Time-of-day not set Please run SETUP
program
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OUTPUT OF MS-DOS SYSTEM ERROR MESSAGES
Message
Possible cause
Remedy by
technician
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
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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Appendix
Technical data for the BEETLE /S
Box
Width
Depth
Height
Cable cover
288 mm
255 mm
105 mm
82 mm
Weight
BEETLE /S
approx. 3.5 kg
Climatic category
Operating
Transport
Storage
IEC 721-3-3 Class 3K3 +5°C to +40°C
IEC 721-3-2 Class 2K2 -25°C to +60° C
IEC 721-3-1 Class 1K2 +5°C to +40° C
Input voltage
100 - 120 VAC
200 - 240 VAC
Power consumption
3A / 5A
Frequency of system voltage
50 / 60 Hz
11.34 in
10.04 in
4,13 in
3.23 in
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CPU
CPU
Microprocessor
Media GXm
(corresponding to Pentium Class Processor)
200/266 MHz
Architecture
AT-compatible board with expansion options
for POS-specific functional units
Main memory
16MB - 256MB
BIOS
Phoenix 256 KB
Keyboard connection
AT-compatible
Loudspeaker
Adjustable volume via BIOS setup
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)
(1)
Live : COM2, COM3, COM4 (9-pole
D-SUB jack, 12 V (+5%, -10%) or 5 V
(+/- 5%))
Parallel interfaces
LPT1 (25-pole D-SUB jack) interface
Additional printer
power 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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JUMPER SETTINGS
Resolution
Colours
800x600
(SVGA)
8 BPP
256 colours
__________
16 BPP
64K colours
RGB 5-6-5
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
VGA Graphic
TFT
VGA Graphic
CRT
VGA Graphic
CRT
Jumper settings
The CPU is equipped with jumpers which can be used to
n
n
n
n
set the CPU frequency by the Freq jumper
set the interrupt assignments for the
serial interfaces COM3* and COM4* by the IRQ jumper
set the non-volatile memory size by the NVR jumper
set the touch function (SNIkey, BA72) on the TFT adapter by
SNIkey positions and Jumper
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JUMPER SETTINGS
Jumper Locations of the Media GXm board
Setting the CPU frequency by Freq
200MHz (Default)
266 MHz
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JUMPER SETTINGS
Setting interrupt for COM3, COM4
IRQ10=COM3*,
IRQ11=COM4*
(OEM Mode)
IRQ10=COM3*+COM4*,
IRQ11 available
(WN-Mode, Default)
IRQ10 available,
IRQ11=COM4*
IRQ10=COM3*,
IRQ11 available
IRQ10,
IRQ11 available
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JUMPER SETTINGS
Setting the non-volatile memory size by NVR
NV-SRAM 512 KB
NV-SRAM 32 KB or 128 KB
(Default)
Setting the touch function on the TFT adapter by SNIkey positions and Jumper
Touch function of TFT adapter submodule enabled
Note: This disables external COM2.
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JUMPER SETTINGS
External COM2 function enabled (Default)
Note: This disables the Touch function via TFT adapter.
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GLOSSARY
Glossary
Bit
A bit is a binary digit (0 or 1). It is the smallest unit used in data processing.
BPP
Bits per Pixel, depth of colour.
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.
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.
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GLOSSARY
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
AT
ATA
BIOS
BPP
COM
CPU
CRT
cUL
DIMM
ECP
EPP
EPROM
FD
GS
HDD
HFT
HSF
IDE
ISA
ISO
JEIDA
LAN
LBA
LED
LPT
MO
PCI
PCMCIA
PnP
RAM
RDI
RMH
ROM
RPM
RTM
SCSI
SIMM
SRAM
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Advanced Technology
AT-Attachment
Basic Input Output System
Bits per Inch
Communication Port
Central Processing Unit
Cathode Ray Tube
canada Underwriters Laboratories
Dual Inline Memory Module
Extended Capability Port
Enhanced Parallel Port
Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
Floppy Disk
“Geprüfte Sicherheit” (Tested Safety)
Hard Disk Drive
High Frequency Table
Hash File Access Method
Integrated Drive Electronic
Industrial Standard Architecture
International Standardization Organization
Japan Electronic Industry Development Association
Local Area Network
Logical Block Addressing
Light Emitting Diode
Line Printer
Magneto Optical
Peripheral Component Interconnect
Personal Computer Memory Card Intern. Association
Plug and Play
Random Access Memory
Retail Device Interface
Retail Message Handler
Read Only Memory
Retail Presentation Manager
Retail Transaction Manager
Small Computer Systems Interface
Single In Line Memory Module
Static Random Access Memory
ABBREVIATIONS
SVGA
TFT
UL
XMS
Super Video Graphics Array
Thin Film Transistor
Underwriters Laboratories
Extended Memory Specification
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