MICRbase Setup Program for MICR Readers, Software Installation

MICRbase Setup Program for MICR Readers, Software Installation
MICRbase
SETUP PROGRAM FOR MICR READERS
SOFTWARE INSTALLATION AND OPERATION
Manual Part Number 99875102 Rev 8
OCTOBER 2008
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REVISIONS
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Rev Number
1
2
Date
20 May 98
24 Aug 01
3
25 Apr 02
4
19 Dec 02
5
03 Mar 03
6
13 May 03
7
21 Aug 03
8
19 Jul 04
Notes
Initial Release
Updated Software to Version 5.9. Added MICRImage
throughout.
Sec 5: To screen capture “Configure” under “MICR Type
Image RS232” and “More Options” added IP addresses,
File Directory, Modem Options, Doc Size Limits, and
Snippets.
Sec 5: Updated the following screen captures: Fig 5-2, 5-3,
5-4; Added Switch F, Read Flexible Format String, Short
Account (to error table), Extended Status – MICRImage
only, MICR Threshold, deleted error/status codes table.
Sec 6: Updated screen capture 6-2, deleted error/status
codes table.
Sec 5: Replaced Figures 5-1, 5-2, 5-3, 5-4, 5-6, 5-7, 5-8;
Sec 6: Replaced Figures 6-1 and 6-2; Sec 7: Replaced
Figures 7-2 and 7-3.
Front Matter: added ISO line to logo, changed Tech Support
phone number, replaced warranty with License Agreement.
Sec 5: Replaced screen capture 5-4. Added MICR Scanning
description.
Sec 1, Requirements: Deleted “MICRbase Program, Version
5.9 or above, P/N 22000021" and added “MICRbase Install
Package (CD), P/N 30037855”.
Sec 2: Corrected Program Setup to reflect latest
Engineering Changes. Added Windows 2000, NT, and XP,
and USB instructions.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION 1. OVERVIEW............................................................................................................................. 1
FEATURES............................................................................................................................................... 1
REQUIREMENTS..................................................................................................................................... 1
REFERENCE DOCUMENTS ................................................................................................................... 2
SECTION 2. INSTALLATION...................................................................................................................... 3
PROGRAM SETUP .................................................................................................................................. 3
SECTION 3. MAIN SCREEN ....................................................................................................................... 5
MENUS ..................................................................................................................................................... 5
File ........................................................................................................................................................ 5
View...................................................................................................................................................... 5
Communicate ....................................................................................................................................... 5
Configure .............................................................................................................................................. 6
Help ...................................................................................................................................................... 6
TOOLBAR................................................................................................................................................. 6
New ...................................................................................................................................................... 6
Open..................................................................................................................................................... 6
Save As ................................................................................................................................................ 6
Cut, Copy, or Paste .............................................................................................................................. 6
Print ...................................................................................................................................................... 6
Help ...................................................................................................................................................... 6
STATUS BAR ........................................................................................................................................... 6
SECTION 4. OPERATION........................................................................................................................... 7
MICR READER COMMUNICATION ........................................................................................................ 7
Communication Setup .......................................................................................................................... 7
Communicate with MICR...................................................................................................................... 8
MICR READER CONFIGURATION ....................................................................................................... 10
New Configuration .............................................................................................................................. 10
Existing Configuration ........................................................................................................................ 11
Download Configuration ..................................................................................................................... 11
Save Configuration ............................................................................................................................. 11
SECTION 5. OPTIONS FOR RS232 INTERFACE ................................................................................... 13
OPTIONS................................................................................................................................................ 13
MICR Type (Options).......................................................................................................................... 13
Last Configuration Source – All RS232 Models................................................................................... 13
Download Option – All RS232 Models................................................................................................. 17
Upload Configuration From MICR – All RS232 Models....................................................................... 17
Download Configuration To MICR – Subset, Fullset ............................................................................ 17
Switches (SWA, SWB, SWC) – All RS232 Models.............................................................................. 17
Switch HW – Fullset, Plus, MICRImage ................................................................................................ 17
Switch F - MICRImage only ................................................................................................................. 18
Flexible Format Size – Fullset, Plus, MICRImage................................................................................. 18
Design Flexible Format – Fullset, Plus, MICRImage ............................................................................ 18
Edit Flexible Format String – Fullset, Plus, MICRImage ....................................................................... 18
Read Flexible Format String - Fullset, Plus, MICRImage ..................................................................... 18
Com Setup – All RS232 Models......................................................................................................... 18
Baud – All RS232 Models .................................................................................................................... 18
Data Bits, Stop Bits, Parity – All RS232 Models .................................................................................. 19
Intercharacter Delay – All RS232 Models ............................................................................................ 19
CTS/DSR Use – All RS232 Models ..................................................................................................... 19
RTS – All RS232 Models ..................................................................................................................... 19
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Invalid Command Response – All RS232 Models ............................................................................... 19
Comm Mode – All RS232 Models........................................................................................................ 19
Control Characters and MICR Data ................................................................................................... 20
Send Data After Error – All RS232 Models.......................................................................................... 20
Send Status – All RS232 Models......................................................................................................... 20
CMC-7 Character Set – All RS232 Options ......................................................................................... 21
Track 1, Track 2, Track 3 – Fullset, Plus, MICRImage ......................................................................... 21
ID Card Decoding – Fullset, Plus, MICRImage..................................................................................... 21
Data Header – Plus, MICRImage......................................................................................................... 21
Card Data Msg Single – Plus, MICRImage.......................................................................................... 22
Xfer Progress Msgs - MICRImage only ............................................................................................... 23
'No MICR' Response - MICRImage only ............................................................................................. 23
MICR Scanning (Enhanced Reading - ER)........................................................................................ 23
OK – All RS232 Models ....................................................................................................................... 23
Cancel – All RS232 Models ................................................................................................................. 24
MORE OPTIONS – MICRIMAGE ONLY ................................................................................................ 24
Switches (SWD, SWE, SWI) .............................................................................................................. 24
Baud ................................................................................................................................................... 24
Data Bits, Stop Bits, Parity ................................................................................................................. 24
Intercharacter Delay ........................................................................................................................... 24
CTS/DSR Use .................................................................................................................................... 24
MICR/MSR Output Port...................................................................................................................... 24
Image Type......................................................................................................................................... 24
Image Transfer Port............................................................................................................................ 25
File Transfer Protocol ......................................................................................................................... 25
File Name ........................................................................................................................................... 26
Auto-Send Image................................................................................................................................ 26
Auto-Save Image................................................................................................................................ 26
Snippets.............................................................................................................................................. 26
MICR Threshold ................................................................................................................................. 26
MICR Amp Scale ................................................................................................................................ 26
OK ...................................................................................................................................................... 26
Cancel ................................................................................................................................................ 26
NETWORK/MODEM OPTIONS ............................................................................................................. 27
DNS 1 IP Address and DNS2 IP Address.......................................................................................... 27
FTP File Directory............................................................................................................................... 27
MICR IP Address................................................................................................................................ 27
Subnet Mask....................................................................................................................................... 27
Gateway Address ............................................................................................................................... 27
FTP IP Address .................................................................................................................................. 27
FTP User ID........................................................................................................................................ 27
FTP Password .................................................................................................................................... 27
MODEM OPTIONS................................................................................................................................. 27
Phone ................................................................................................................................................. 28
User ID ............................................................................................................................................... 28
User Password ................................................................................................................................... 28
Modem Init.......................................................................................................................................... 28
DOC. SIZE LIMITS ................................................................................................................................. 28
HIDDEN FIELDS..................................................................................................................................... 28
SECTION 6. OPTIONS FOR WEDGE INTERFACE................................................................................. 29
MICR Type (Options) – Subset, Fullset ................................................................................................ 29
Last Configuration Source – Subset, Fullset ........................................................................................ 29
Download Option – Subset, Fullset....................................................................................................... 29
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Upload Configuration From MICR – Subset, Fullset............................................................................. 31
Download Configuration To MICR – Subset, Fullset ............................................................................ 31
Switches (SWA, SWB, SWC) – Subset, Fullset ................................................................................... 31
Switch HW – Fullset ............................................................................................................................ 31
Format – Subset, Fullset ....................................................................................................................... 31
Flexible Format Size – Fullset............................................................................................................. 31
Design Flexible Format – Fullset......................................................................................................... 32
Edit Flexible Format String – Fullset ................................................................................................... 32
Com Setup – Subset, Fullset ................................................................................................................ 32
<Enter> Key – Subset, Fullset .............................................................................................................. 32
Wedge – Subset, Fullset ....................................................................................................................... 32
Keypad – Subset, Fullset ...................................................................................................................... 32
Control Characters and MICR Data – Subset, Fullset .......................................................................... 33
Send Data After Error – Subset, Fullset................................................................................................ 33
Send Status – Subset, Fullset............................................................................................................... 33
CMC-7 Character Set – Subset, Fullset................................................................................................ 34
Track 1, Track 2, Track 3 – Fullset...................................................................................................... 34
ID Card Decoding – Subset, Fullset...................................................................................................... 34
OK – Subset, Fullset ............................................................................................................................. 34
Cancel – Subset, Fullset ....................................................................................................................... 34
SECTION 7. FLEXIBLE FORMAT ............................................................................................................ 35
FORMAT................................................................................................................................................. 35
DESIGN FLEXIBLE FORMAT… ............................................................................................................ 35
Field #................................................................................................................................................. 35
Prefix .................................................................................................................................................. 36
Suffix................................................................................................................................................... 36
Remove Dashes ................................................................................................................................. 36
Remove Spaces ................................................................................................................................. 36
Remove Leading Zeros ...................................................................................................................... 36
Max Length......................................................................................................................................... 37
Fill ....................................................................................................................................................... 37
Fill length ............................................................................................................................................ 37
Fill character ....................................................................................................................................... 37
Fill direction ........................................................................................................................................ 37
Translate [ ] into [ ].............................................................................................................................. 38
Next Field >> ...................................................................................................................................... 38
<<Prev Field ....................................................................................................................................... 38
Display ASCII Table…........................................................................................................................ 38
Finish .................................................................................................................................................. 38
Cancel ................................................................................................................................................ 38
EDIT FLEXIBLE FORMAT STRING ....................................................................................................... 39
OK ...................................................................................................................................................... 40
Cancel ................................................................................................................................................ 40
FLEXIBLE FORMAT SIZE...................................................................................................................... 40
APPENDIX A. OPTIONS FOR RS232 AND WEDGE INTERFACES....................................................... 41
OPTIONS FOR RS232 INTERFACE ..................................................................................................... 41
OPTIONS FOR WEDGE INTERFACE................................................................................................... 42
INDEX ......................................................................................................................................................... 43
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TABLE OF FIGURES
Figure 1-1.
Figure 4-1.
Figure 4-2.
Figure 4-3.
Figure 5-1.
Figure 5-2.
Figure 5-3.
Figure 5-4.
Figure 5-5.
Figure 5-6.
Figure 5-7.
Figure 5-8.
Figure 6-1.
Figure 6-2.
Figure 6-3.
Figure 6-4.
Figure 7-1.
Figure 7-2.
Figure 7-3.
Figure 7-4.
Figure 7-5.
Figure 7-6.
MICRbase Program Main Screen............................................................................................viii
Communication Setup ............................................................................................................... 7
Communicate With MICR .......................................................................................................... 9
MICR Type Selection............................................................................................................... 11
Configure, MICR RS232 (Subset) ........................................................................................... 14
Configure, MICR RS232 (Fullset)............................................................................................ 14
Configure, MICR RS232 PLUS ............................................................................................... 15
Configure, MICRImage............................................................................................................ 15
More MICRImage Options....................................................................................................... 16
Ethernet/Modem Options......................................................................................................... 16
Document Size Limit................................................................................................................ 17
Clear and Reset to Default ...................................................................................................... 17
Configure MICR Wedge (Subset)............................................................................................ 30
Configure MICR Wedge (Fullset) ............................................................................................ 30
Clear and Reset to Default ...................................................................................................... 31
Telephone and Calculator Keypad Layouts ............................................................................ 33
Flexible Format Code 7700 ..................................................................................................... 35
Design Flexible Format............................................................................................................ 36
Edit Flexible Format String ...................................................................................................... 39
Syntax Error............................................................................................................................. 40
Format Too Large .................................................................................................................... 40
Maximum Sizes For MICR Readers ........................................................................................ 40
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Figure 1-1. MICRbase Program Main Screen
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SECTION 1. OVERVIEW
The MICRbase setup program allows the user to control all the programmable options available
for the RS232 and Wedge interfaces of the MICR Check Reader.
The program provides a graphical, user-friendly interface that hides the complexities involved in
manually entering MICR commands. The user is no longer required to know the specific MICR
commands or the detailed data associated with each command. However, the program still
allows manual entry of commands for advanced users.
In a typical application, the program can be used to query the MICR Reader about its current
setup. The setup options are presented in an easy-to-read screen, where the user can review them.
Then, with a few clicks, the options can be modified and immediately downloaded to the MICR
Reader. The user can also use the program to verify the MICR Reader operation by reading
checks or cards and observing the data received on the screen.
FEATURES
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Supports the RS232 interface for Maxi MICR, Mini MICR, MICR Plus, and MICRImage
Supports Wedge interface for Maxi MICR and Mini MICR
Access to all programmable options available for the MICR Check Reader
All options can be saved to files for later reference and download
Uploads current configuration from a MICR Reader
Designs, edits and downloads Flexible Formats
Displays check or card data received from MICR Reader
Manual entry of MICR commands
Autodetect function for the RS232 interface
REQUIREMENTS
The following are required for operating the program:
• PC with Windows OS
• Any one of the following MagTek MICR Readers:
- RS232 Maxi MICR
- RS232 Mini MICR
- RS232 MICR Plus
- Wedge Maxi MICR
- Wedge Mini MICR
- USB Mini MICR
- MICRImage
• MICRbase Install Package (CD), P/N 30037855
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REFERENCE DOCUMENTS
The following documents are relevant to this program:
• MINI MICR, RS232, With Optional 3-Track MSR, Technical Reference Manual, P/N
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99875057
MAXI MICR, RS232, With Optional 2-Track MSR, Technical Reference Manual, P/N
99875073
MINI MICR WEDGE, With Optional 3-Track MSR, Technical Reference Manual, P/N
99875074
MICR PLUS, RS232, With Optional 3-Track MSR, Technical Reference Manual, P/N
99875081
MICRImage Check Reader, Technical Reference Manual, P/N 99875173
MICRImage Check Reader, Command Reference Manual, P/N 99875175
SECTION 2. INSTALLATION
Program Installation consists of installing the MICRbase Program, setting up port
communications, and setting up MICR communications.
PROGRAM SETUP
The MICRbase Install Package is distributed on a CD, which contains the following files:
MICRbase.exe (file)
Readme.txt (file)
Mfc42.dll (file)
Msvcrt.dll (file)
Magepnt (folder)
Magepnt.ini (file)
Magepnt.sys (file)
Regini.exe (file)
Regupdt.txt (file)
To install the MICRbase Program, proceed as follows:
1.
Create a new folder with the name "MICRBASE" (or a custom name).
2.
Copy all the files from the CD to this folder.
3.
For wedge-based products or Windows NT operating system only, follow the additional
instructions in the file \MICRbase\MagEpNt\Regupdt.txt.
4.
For wedge-based products on windows 2K and XP operating systems only, follow the
additional instructions in the file \MICRbase\MTKBHOOK\Install.htm.
5.
For USB Driver Installation:
When using the USB version of the IntelliPIN or Mini MICR, you must install the
appropriate USB driver files onto your computer. The USB devices will only operate on
computers with Windows 98/ME or Windows 2000/XP operating systems.
The USB driver files are available in two forms:
- On a CD (p/n 30035077)
- From the MagTek web site (www.magtek.com) (p/n 99510038). (The files on
the web site are provided in a self-extracting zip file. Run the application and
unzip the files to a temporary folder on your local disk drive.)
After you have extracted all the files from the ZIP file or if you have the CD, proceed
with installation steps below. These steps will only have to be performed the first time
you attach the device.
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1) After the USB cable and the power adapter have been connected to the device and to
the PC, Windows will indicate that it found new hardware and will show the IntelliPIN or
Mini MICR device has been attached.
2) You will then be prompted to use the USB Wizard to install the device driver and
other appropriate files.
3) When prompted, ask the Wizard to search for a suitable device driver.
4) If you have the MagTek USB drivers on a CD, specify the CD drive and appropriate
path (USB-98-ME or USB-2K-XP) as the location of the driver. If you used the web
installation, you many use the Browse button to specify the location to where the files
were extracted.
5) After you locate the requested INF file, click Open.
6) After all of the files have been installed, click Finish.
After the files have been installed, any application program can communicate with the
IntelliPIN or Mini MICR just as if it is attached to a regular RS-232 COM port. If your
application can automatically detect the available COM ports, the newly installed USB
device will be shown as one of the available COM ports (e.g., COM5).
If your application does not support COM port selection, you can determine the COM
port number by using the device manager. This can be done by right-clicking on the My
Computer icon on the desktop; then select Properties. In Windows 98/ME, click the
Device Manager tab; in Windows 2000/XP, click the Hardware tab, then Device
Properties. When the Device Manager window opens, click on the plus sign next to Ports
(COM & LPT). The new device will be shown in the list with its COM port identified.
6.
Run the MICRbase.exe.
7.
To create a shortcut using Windows Explorer:
- Open the MICRBASE folder
- Select, drag and drop (press and hold left button on mouse) the Micrbase.exe file
to the Windows Desktop
- When prompted, right click on Create shortcut(s) here
- To run the Program, close Windows Explorer, then click twice on the icon.
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SECTION 3. MAIN SCREEN
The Main Screen is the first screen displayed when the user runs the program. This screen
contains menus, buttons, and status descriptions similar to those of Windows 98.
The drop-down menus are File, View, Communicate, Configure, and Help. The Toolbar
buttons are described below and are represented in text as: New, Open, Save, Cut, Copy, Paste,
Print, Help. The Status Bar describes each button on the toolbar when the cursor points to the
button.
MENUS
The Menus are as follows:
File
The selections available in this menu are as follows:
SELECTION
New
Open
Save
Save As
Print
Print Preview
Print Setup
Exit
DESCRIPTION
Allows start of a new configuration from default settings or from the current
configuration of an attached MICR Reader
Opens previously saved MICR configuration files (with ".mic" extension)
Saves the current configuration under the current file
Saves the configuration under the file name specified by the user
Prints the current configuration
Displays the current configuration in Print Preview form
Displays printer settings
Exits the MICRbase program
View
The selections available in this menu are as follows:
SELECTION
Toolbar
Status Bar
DESCRIPTION
Removes or displays the Toolbar
Removes or displays the Status Bar
Communicate
The selections available in this menu are as follows:
SELECTION
Communication Setup
Communicate With MICR
DESCRIPTION
Contains options needed to establish communication between the PC and
the MICR reader. This dialog box is described and illustrated in Section 4,
Operation.
Contains dialog boxes to send and receive data from the MICR Reader.
These dialog boxes is described and illustrated in Section 4, Operation.
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Configure
Contains options needed to design, upload, and download configurations for the MICR Reader.
These options are described in Section 5 for the RS232 interface and Section 6 for the Wedge
interface.
Help
The selections available in this menu are as follows:
SELECTION
About MICRbase
ASCII Table
DESCRIPTION
Lists the Program Version, Part Number, and Part Number Revision of the
MICRbase program
Displays a complete list of ASCII characters and their decimal values
TOOLBAR
The toolbar buttons are as follows:
New
Allows start of a new configuration from default settings or the current configuration of
an attached MICR Reader.
Open
Opens previously saved MICR configuration files (.mic extension).
Save As
Saves the current configuration to the current file.
Cut, Copy, or Paste
Standard Windows 95 buttons for cutting, copying, and pasting.
Print
When clicked, Prints the current configuration.
Help
Lists the Program Version, Part Number, and Part Number Revision. This menu also
includes a table of ASCII characters and decimal equivalents.
STATUS BAR
When the cursor points to a Toolbar button, the Status Bar describes the function.
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SECTION 4. OPERATION
This section contains operating selections for communication and configuration of a MICR
Reader.
MICR READER COMMUNICATION
Before configuration, the MICRbase program must establish communication between the PC and
the MICR Reader. The Communicate menu contains dialog boxes that allow the user to
establish and verify communication with the MICR Reader. These dialog boxes are described
below.
Communication Setup
This dialog box is shown in Figure 4-1. The buttons, menus, and check boxes are described
below.
Figure 4-1. Communication Setup
Interface Type – The interface is either RS232 or Wedge. Select one.
Test – This is used to verify the communication between the PC and the MICR. When this
button is clicked, the Status line will respond.
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Status – The response to the Test button is: Testing communication. Please wait… and if the
PC and MICR are properly connected, the message will be: Communication test passed. If
communication has not been established, the message will be: Communication test failed.
RS232 Parameters – This box displays the current settings for the selected PC Com Port.
Auto Detect RS232 Parameters – When this button is clicked, the program automatically
searches for a MICR Reader connected to any of the available Com Ports. A status line and
progress bar will provide information about the search. If a MICR Reader is detected, the
program will synchronize the communication parameters of the PC and the MICR Reader, and
the parameters of the PC Com Port will be displayed here.
Serial Port – must match the serial port the MICR is connected to.
Baud Rate – The baud rate is one of several speeds at which the MICR Reader can
communicate with the PC. The speeds are: 300, 600, 1200, 4800, 9600, 19200 38400, 57600,
and 115200.
Parity – Type of character parity used.
Stop Bits – Normally, one stop bit is used for most applications. Two stop bits are used to allow
extra time for slower Host equipment.
Data Bits – The number of data bits per character.
Wedge Parameters – The checkbox is for Wedge NCR only. If this box is checked, scan codes
for the keypad are used in a telephone configuration. If the box is not checked, the program uses
a calculator configuration. (See Section 6 for an illustration of these configurations.)
Communicate with MICR
This dialog box shown in Figure 4-2 sends commands to the MICR Reader and receives
information from the MICR Reader.
MICR Command – This box is used to send commands typed by the user to the MICR Reader.
For example, to send the command for Switch A, type swa in the MICR Command box. Then
click Send or press <Enter> and the following will appear in the Communication Dialog box:
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Section 4. Operation
To MICR:
swa<13>
From MICR:
SWA=00100110<13>
The <13> is the ASCII decimal value for carriage return.
Figure 4-2. Communicate With MICR
Display Space as <32> – When the checkbox is not checked, a string of numbers received from
the MICR may be:
110 101 110 01
When the box is checked, the same numbers will read:
110<32>101<32>110<32><32>01
Clear – clears the screen
Done – returns to the Main Screen.
Communication Dialog – All data sent and received from the MICR Reader will be displayed in
this box. The line “To MICR” will precede all data sent to the MICR Reader. The line “From
MICR” will precede all data received from the MICR Reader. The decimal values for
nonprintable ASCII characters will be displayed in angle brackets <>. When this box fills up,
the data will scroll up. The scroll bar on the right side may be used to display data not visible on
the screen.
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MICR READER CONFIGURATION
The most important aspects of configuring a MICR Reader are described below.
New Configuration
To configure a MICR Reader, it is important to understand the different sets of default options
offered by the MICRbase program. The first step in creating a new configuration is to select a set
of default options from the MICR Type (Options) menu in the Configure dialog box, shown in
Figure 4-3. In the illustration, None means a set of options has not been selected and no options
are displayed on the screen. Select one of the sets described below. The proper set must be
selected to ensure that the desired options are available in MICR Reader to be configured. There
are six sets available and they are as follows:
•
RS232 (Subset) – must be used for older revision RS232 MICR readers that do not support
the Flexible Format feature and 3-Track MSR.
•
RS232 (Fullset) – must be used for newer revision RS232 MICR readers that support the
Flexible Format feature or 3-Track MSR.
•
Plus RS232 – must be used for RS232 MICR Plus units only
•
Wedge (Subset) – must be used for older revision Wedge MICR readers that do not support
the Flexible Format feature and 3-Track MSR.
•
Wedge (Fullset) – must be used for newer revision Wedge MICR readers that support the
Flexible Format feature or 3-Track MSR.
•
Image RS232 – must be used for MICRImage units only
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Figure 4-3. MICR Type Selection
Existing Configuration
In addition to creating a new configuration, the user may use an existing configuration retrieved
from a file or uploaded from a MICR reader:
•
•
To retrieve a configuration from a file, use the Open selection in the File menu to choose the
desired file. The program will automatically retrieve and display the options. When this is
done, the Last Configuration Source box will read File.
To upload a configuration from a MICR reader, click the Upload Configuration From
MICR button. A progress bar will appear, and when the upload is complete, the program
will display the options. When this is done, the Last Configuration Source box will read
Upload.
Download Configuration
When the appropriate options have been selected, the user can click the DOWNload
Configuration To MICR to download the current configuration to the MICR Reader.
Additionally, the Download Option menu gives the user the choice to download a complete
configuration (the All option) or just the Format information (the Only Format/Flex option).
Save Configuration
When the appropriate options have been selected, the user can click the OK button to keep the
current options, and then use the Save or Save As options (from the File menu) to save the
current options to a configuration file.
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SECTION 5. OPTIONS FOR RS232 INTERFACE
This section describes the aggregate options in the Configure dialog box for all four RS232
MICR Type (Options): RS232 (Subset), RS232 (Fullset), Plus RS232, MICRImage RS232.
When all options are used, the text is All RS232.
Figure 5-1 is the dialog box for the RS232 (Subset), Figure 5-2 is for the RS232 (Fullset), Figure
5-3 is for the Plus RS232, Figure 5-4 is for the MICRImage, and Figure 5-5 is for More
MICRImage Options, from which are derived Figure 5-6 Ethernet/Modem Options, and Figure
5-7 Document Size Limit. The shaded areas in the dialog boxes are for showing status or are
buttons for functions. The unshaded areas are either check boxes, data boxes or drop down
menus.
OPTIONS
The menus, buttons, and boxes are described below. The applicable RS232 MICR Type
(Options) are specified in the title of the description.
MICR Type (Options)
The six MICR Types are listed in this drop-down menu. Select the one that matches the MICR
Reader connected to the PC. When a new MICR Type is selected, the current options will be
replaced with the appropriate default options. As a reminder to save the current configuration,
the dialog box shown in Figure 5-8 will appear. There are four options available for the RS232
interface:
•
RS232 (Subset) – must be used for older revision RS232 MICR readers that do not support
the Flexible Format feature and 3-Track MSR.
•
RS232 (Fullset) – must be used for newer revision RS232 MICR readers that support the
Flexible Format feature or 3-Track MSR.
•
Plus RS232 – must be used for RS232 MICR Plus units only
•
MICRImage – must be used for MICRImage units only
Last Configuration Source – All RS232 Models
This box indicates where the current settings came from. There are three sources: Upload, File,
and Default. The Default Settings are shown here.
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Figure 5-1. Configure, MICR RS232 (Subset)
Figure 5-2. Configure, MICR RS232 (Fullset)
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Figure 5-3. Configure, MICR RS232 PLUS
Figure 5-4. Configure, MICRImage
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Figure 5-5. More MICRImage Options
Figure 5-6. Ethernet/Modem Options
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Figure 5-7. Document Size Limit
Figure 5-8. Clear and Reset to Default
Download Option – All RS232 Models
This drop-down menu selects what is to be downloaded to the MICR; either everything specified
in the dialog box (All) or just the format information (Only Format/Flex).
Upload Configuration From MICR – All RS232 Models
This button retrieves the current configuration from the MICR Reader to the dialog box. This
function may be used to verify or modify the current configuration of a MICR Reader.
Download Configuration To MICR – Subset, Fullset
This button downloads the portion of the settings in the Download Option selected.
Switches (SWA, SWB, SWC) – All RS232 Models
These boxes are for status only. As each option in the dialog box is checked or changed, the
switch setting in the appropriate box will change.
Switch HW – Fullset, Plus, MICRImage
This box is for status only. As each option in the dialog box is checked or changed, the switch
setting will change.
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Switch F - MICRImage only
This box is for status only. As each option in the dialog box is changed, the switch setting will
change.
Format – All RS232 Models
For check reading, MagTek MICRs provide the flexibility to format MICR fields and build a
specific output string that will be transmitted to the Host. These output strings are referred to as
formats. Each MICR has a built-in list of formats from which the user may select one to become
the active format every time a check is read. Each Format is assigned a 4-digit number. These
built-in formats are listed in each MICR Technical Reference Manual under Format List. To
select a format, use the delete key to clear the Format box, and type in the Format Number from
the Format List in the Manuals. If the required format does not exist, the user can design a
custom format with the Flexible Format feature. For a complete description of this feature, see
Section 7, Flexible Format.
Flexible Format Size – Fullset, Plus, MICRImage
Displays the size in bytes of the current Flexible Format. For a complete description of this
feature, see Section 7, Flexible Format.
Design Flexible Format – Fullset, Plus, MICRImage
Click this button to create a custom format using the Flexible Format feature. For a complete
description of this feature, see Section 7, Flexible Format.
Edit Flexible Format String – Fullset, Plus, MICRImage
When a Flexible Format is designed, the MICRbase program creates an equivalent numeric
string that is downloaded to the MICR Readers. This button gives access to the string and allows
experienced users to modify the string manually. For a complete description of this feature, see
Design Flexible Format in Section 7.
Read Flexible Format String - Fullset, Plus, MICRImage
Click this button to read the file QUICKINT.DAT containing the flexible format data.
Com Setup – All RS232 Models
This button provides access to the Communication Setup dialog box, which is described in
Section 4, Operation.
Baud – All RS232 Models
This drop-down menu permits the selection or change of the MICR Reader baud rate.
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Data Bits, Stop Bits, Parity – All RS232 Models
This drop-down menu permits the selection or change of the possible combinations of these three
selections for the MICR Reader.
Intercharacter Delay – All RS232 Models
This box is used to increase the time between characters transmitted from the MICR Reader.
The time is increased to 13 milliseconds. This parameter affects character rate but not baud rate;
that is, each character takes the same time to transmit but the time between characters is
increased.
CTS/DSR Use – All RS232 Models
When this box is unchecked, the MICR Reader sends data to the Host without waiting for the
CTS (Clear to Send) and DSR (Data Set Ready) signals to be active. When this box is checked,
the MICR Reader waits for the CTS and DSR signals to be active before sending data.
RTS – All RS232 Models
When this box is checked, the MICR Reader will raise RTS (Request to Send) and wait 5
seconds for CTS to become active before sending any data. If the 5 seconds expire and CTS is
not active, the data message will be discarded and nothing will be sent. If the box is not checked,
RTS is inactive.
Invalid Command Response – All RS232 Models
The selections in this menu control the action the MICR Reader takes upon receipt of a
command it does not recognize. It can also be used to stop the MICR Reader from receiving any
more commands.
The first option, ?<CR>/No Header, is the default. If the MICR Reader receives an
unrecognized command, it will return a question mark and carriage return to the Host. The
MICR Reader will then return to an idle state and wait for further commands or check/credit card
reads.
For the second option, No Reply/Header Reqd, the MICR Reader will only execute commands
preceded by a GS ASCII character (hex 1D). All other commands will be ignored. Also, the
MICR Reader will not reply to invalid commands.
For the third option, No Reply/No Header, the MICR Reader will execute all valid commands,
but it will not reply to invalid commands.
Comm Mode – All RS232 Models
The selection of a Communication Mode is a quick way of selecting multiple Control Characters.
For instance, to send a carriage return/line feed pair after the data, specify Comm Mode 3.
Comm Mode 7, also known as Packet Mode, calculates an LRC (Longitudinal Redundancy
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Check), and appends it to the data message. Also, if a <NAK> (hex 15) character is received in
this mode, the MICR Reader will resend the last message.
Control Characters and MICR Data
The Control Characters and hex values are as follows:
OPTION
Leading <STX>
Leading <ESC>
Trailing <ETX>
Trailing <CR>
Trailing <LF>
CONTROL
CHARACTER
<STX>
<ESC>
<ETX>
<CR>
<LF>
HEX VALUE
02
1B
03
0D
0A
Control Characters may be added to the MICR data message. The characters are always in the
following locations:
<STX> <ESC> data <ETX> <CR> <LF>
For example, if the <STX> and <CR> boxes are checked, the message from the MICR Reader
will look like this:
MICR Data: <STX>data<CR>
Note
When Com Mode is used, the individual control characters are not
available.
Send Data After Error – All RS232 Models
This box specifies whether the MICR Reader will return data to the host after a read error. If the
box is checked and the unit reads a check with an error, the MICR Reader will send the data back
to the host. If the box is not checked and the MICR Reader finds an error, it will discard the data
and nothing will be sent. The error conditions are in the table below.
Send Status – All RS232 Models
This box makes the MICR Reader append a two-digit error/status code to the end of the MICR
data. For most formats the error/status code will always be preceded by a forward slash (/).
For example, if a Canadian check (code 08) is read and had no errors, and the MICR data is
“1234567890”, then the message from the MICR Plus will look like this:
MICR Data:
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The status code is always at the end of the data, not the end of the message. For example, using
the above conditions, with the message format set to send <STX> and <ETX>, the message from
the MICR Plus will look like this:
MICR Data:
<STX>1234567890/08<ETX>
CMC-7 Character Set – All RS232 Options
If this box is checked, the MICR Reader will read CMC-7 characters.
Y Option – Fullset, Plus, MICRImage
Check this box when using a Y-cable to connect an additional device on the RS-232 Host Port.
This option allows the MICR Reader and the additional device to receive/transmit data from the
Host. If there is no additional device, leave the box unchecked.
One important consideration is to determine how the MICR Reader should respond to all data
received from the Host. This response is controlled by the Invalid Command Response.
Track 1, Track 2, Track 3 – Fullset, Plus, MICRImage
If a Track box is checked, the appropriate Track will be enabled on the MSR (Magnetic Stripe
Reader). Each Track can be enabled or disabled individually. The tracks are always transmitted
in ascending order: TK1, TK2, TK3. For example, if TK1 and TK3 are enabled and TK2 is
disabled, the reader will transmit TK1, TK3.
Note
The MSR is an optional device, and it may not be available on all
MICR Readers.
ID Card Decoding – Fullset, Plus, MICRImage
The MSR has two modes of operation. When the box is not checked, ID Card decoding disabled,
the MSR will only read ISO encoded cards. When the box is checked, ID Card decoding
enabled, the MSR will read and autodiscriminate ISO, AAMVA, and CDL encoded cards. When
a card is swiped, the LED indicator will turn red to indicate an error if any of the enabled tracks
read is incompatible with the selected mode of operation. Track 2 is a standard track for all
types of cards.
Data Header – Plus, MICRImage
If the box is checked, a single character header precedes the data. For MICR data, the message
is transmitted as follows:
MICR data:
‘C’[data]
Card data: the header position on the message is controlled by the Card Data Message parameter
(see below). Therefore, the message may be transmitted as follows:
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If Multiple Message: ‘M’[TK1]‘M’[TK2]’M’[TK3]
Bar Code data:
‘B” Data
If Single Message:
‘M’[TK1] [TK2] [TK3]
It is important to note that the Data Header precedes the data and not the message. For example,
if <STX>, <ETX> and Data Header boxes are checked, a MICR data message will be
transmitted as follows:
MICR data:
<STX>‘C’[data]<ETX>
Card Data Msg Single – Plus, MICRImage
This box determines the structure of the output message for the individual tracks when a credit
card is read. If the box is not checked, Multiple Message is selected, and the Control Characters
and Data Header (see Data Header, above) are added to each track individually. On the other
hand, if the box is checked, Single Message is selected, and all available tracks are lumped
together into a single message. For example, if <STX>, <ETX> and Data Header are checked,
the output message may be transmitted as follows:
If Multiple Message: <STX>‘M’[TK1]<ETX><STX>‘M’[TK2]<ETX><STX>‘M’[TK3]<ETX>
If Single Message:
<STX>‘M’[TK1] [TK2] [TK3]<ETX>
Extended Status - MICRImage only
Check this box if the status is to be sent as four digits as follows:
1st digit
0- ok micr
1- low micr
2- no micr
2nd digit
0- std check
1- business check
2- mexican check
3- canadian check
3rd digit
0- no status
1- amount present
2- short account
3- short account + amount present
4- no check#
5- no check# + amount present
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6- no check# + short account
7- no check# + short account + amount present
4th digit
0- no errors
1- Chk #
2- Account
3- Account + Chk#
4- Transit
5- Transit + Chk#
6- Transit + Account
7- Transit + Account + Chk#
Extended Replies - MICRImage only
Check this box to receive errors as "?ddd" where ddd is a three-digit error code.
Xfer Progress Msgs - MICRImage only
Check this box to monitor the progress of network communications.
'No MICR' Response - MICRImage only
Check this box to receive "NO MICR" if there is no valid MICR line.
MICR Scanning (Enhanced Reading - ER)
This option is only available on MICRImage models manufactured after 9/01/2003.
If multi-scan is selected, the document is scanned three times: forward, reverse, and forward.
The MICR lines produced are compared character by character and mismatches replaced by '?'.
The resulting MICR line is the one that will be parsed, formatted, and transmitted.
Single
Single pass MICR read only.
Multi-scan, Match First Two
The first forward scan is compared to the reverse scan and the result is transmitted.
Multi-scan, Match Any Two
The three lines are compared in pairs and the first pair found that matches is transmitted.
Multi-scan, Match All
All three MICR lines are compared and the result transmitted.
OK – All RS232 Models
Keeps the current options and returns to the Main Screen. To save configuration changes to a
file, use the Save or Save As options from the File menu.
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Cancel – All RS232 Models
Returns to the Main Screen. Does not retain configuration changes to the dialog box.
MORE OPTIONS – MICRIMAGE ONLY
On Figure 5-4, Configure MICRImage, the button “More Options” displays Figure 5-5, More
MICRImage Options, and lists the following:
Switches (SWD, SWE, SWI)
These boxes are for status only. As each option in the dialog box is checked or changed, the
switch setting in the appropriate box will change.
Baud
This drop-down menu permits the selection or change of the MICR Reader baud rate.
Data Bits, Stop Bits, Parity
This drop-down menu permits the selection or change of the possible combinations of these three
selections for the MICR Reader.
Intercharacter Delay
This box is used to increase the time between characters transmitted from the MICR Reader.
The time is increased to 13 milliseconds. This parameter affects character rate but not baud rate;
that is, each character takes the same time to transmit but the time between characters is
increased.
CTS/DSR Use
When this box is unchecked, the MICR Reader sends data out to the auxiliary port without
waiting for the CTS (Clear to Send) and DSR (Data Set Ready) signals to be active. When this
box is checked, the MICR Reader waits for the CTS and DSR signals to be active before sending
data. Image Output Port
MICR/MSR Output Port
This parameter determines which port is used to send MICR and MSR data. If the Telnet option
is chosen, but no connection has been established, data will be sent out the Host Port.
Image Type
This option selects the number of bits used for each pixel, or in other words, the number of
shades of gray. The bitonal image is compressed using CCITT-G4, a lossless compression (no
loss of image quality), resulting in file sizes approximately 10K. Grayscale images are not
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compressed and will be significantly larger (e.g., a personal check using 8-bit Grayscale will
create a file size of approximately 640K).
Image Transfer Port
This parameter determines which port is used to transfer image files. The options are the RS232
host port, or the RS232 Auxiliary port, or Ethernet.
File Transfer Protocol
This parameter determines which file protocol is used to transfer image files via the RS232 Ports.
A description of the available options follows:
LENGTH + BINARY
In this protocol, the image file is transmitted as binary data. The length precedes the binary data
in the form of a word count (1 word = 2 bytes). If the first byte received is null, the count is
included in the next 3 bytes. If the first byte received is not null, the first and second bytes are the
count. The byte order of the length is always MSB…LSB.
XMODEM
In this protocol, the image file is transmitted in blocks of 128 bytes. The protocol includes error
detection information (CRC or checksum). All blocks must be acknowledged by the host, and if
an error is detected, the host will request the block again.
XMODEM-1K
In this protocol, the image file is transmitted in blocks of 1K bytes. The protocol includes error
detection information (CRC or checksum). All blocks must be acknowledged by the host, and if
an error is detected, the host will request the block again.
YMODEM/YMODEM-G
This is a double mode protocol and is used to send multiple files in batch mode. The host
instructs MICRImage whether to use YMODEM or YMODEM-G. In the YMODEM protocol,
the image file is sent in blocks of 1K bytes, and all blocks must be acknowledged by the host. In
the YMODEM-G protocol, the image files are also sent in blocks of 1K bytes, but the blocks are
not acknowledged by the host.
BINARY
In this protocol, the image file is transmitted as binary data but no length is provided. The IS
(Image Size) command can be used to query for the size of the image file.
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File Name
This is a template for creating file names in the MICRImage. The following characters may be
embedded in the file name:
*
?
>
<
:
replace with MICR Line
replace with formatted MICR Line
replace with file count
replace with file creation time
replace with serial #
Auto-Send Image
Checking this box will cause the image to be sent to the image port automatically.
Auto-Save Image
Checking this box will cause the image to be saved in memory automatically.
Snippets
A snippet is a rectangular area in an image. It is specified by enclosing the top, bottom, left, and
right borders of the area in parentheses as follows: (Tn Bn Ln Rn) where n is in pixels measured
from the bottom and right edges of the image if positive, or the top and left edges if negative. If
n contains a decimal point, it means inches. If n contains a comma in place of a decimal point, it
means centimeters. One or two snippets may be specified on each line.
MICR Threshold
Sets the noise threshold for the MICR line. Range: 0-255. Default is 15.
MICR Amp Scale
Sets the amplitude scale factor for the detection of low MICR. Range: 0-255. Default is 128.
OK
Keeps the current options and returns to the first options page, Figure 5-4, “Configure,
MICRImage”.
Cancel
Returns to the first options page, Figure 5-4, “Configure, MICRImage”. Does not retain
configuration changes made to the dialog box.
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NETWORK/MODEM OPTIONS
The “Ethernet/Modem Options” box is shown in Figure 5-6 and described below. Each of the
options below has a Source and Fixed value box associated with them. Selecting ‘Fixed’ means
the MICRImage will use the value shown in the Fixed Value box. Selecting ‘DHCP’ means the
MICRImage will take advantage of the dynamic configuration offered by your DHCP server and
obtain the parameter from there. The MICR IP Address must be set to DHCP if any of the other
configuration parameters are going to use DHCP.
DNS 1 IP Address and DNS2 IP Address
These set the IP address for the DNS1 and DNS2 servers.
FTP File Directory
This sets the file directory
MICR IP Address
This sets the IP address for the MICR unit. For example: 192.11.12.127
Subnet Mask
This sets the subnet mask used by the MICR unit. For example: 255.255.255.0
Gateway Address
This sets the IP address for the gateway/router.
FTP IP Address
This sets the IP address for the FTP server. To use DHCP, configure your server to use option
181 for this parameter.
FTP User ID
This sets the user ID used to log onto the FTP server. The maximum number of characters
allowed is 16. To use DHCP, configure your server to use option 179 for this parameter.
FTP Password
This sets the password used to log onto the FTP server. The maximum number of characters
allowed is 16. To use DHCP, configure your server to use option 180 for this parameter.
MODEM OPTIONS
The modem options, shown in Figure 5-6, are used when the MICRImage is configured for
modem use.
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Phone
This sets the user phone number.
User ID
This sets the user ID.
User Password
This sets the user password. This is a hidden field (see below).
Modem Init
This can be used to initialize the modem.
DOC. SIZE LIMITS
This option, shown in Figure 5-7, is used to set minimum and maximum size limits for scanned
documents. An improper scan can result in a short or skewed image. It is usually not desirable
to transmit or save such an image. If size limits are set and the image falls outside those limits,
the auto-send, auto-save, and append image operations will not be performed. The limits are
specified in pixels. A value of zero disables the limit.
HIDDEN FIELDS
Hidden fields prevent unauthorized viewing of options. When a hidden field is uploaded, it is
shown as a string of asterisks of equal length. A field of asterisks is not downloaded to the unit
or saved in the file.
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SECTION 6. OPTIONS FOR WEDGE INTERFACE
This section describes the aggregate options in the Configure dialog box for two MICR Type
(Options) Wedge (Subset), and Wedge (Fullset).
Figure 6-1 is the dialog box for the Wedge (Subset), and Figure 6-2 is for the Wedge (Fullset).
The shaded areas in the dialog boxes are for showing status or are buttons for functions. The
unshaded areas are either check boxes, data boxes or drop down menus.
The menus, buttons, and boxes are described below. The applicable Wedge MICR Type
(Options) are specified in the title of the description.
MICR Type (Options) – Subset, Fullset
The five MICR Types are listed in this drop-down menu. Select the one that matches the MICR
Reader connected to the PC. When a new MICR Type is selected, the current options will be
replaced with the appropriate default options. As a reminder to save the current configuration,
the dialog box shown in Figure 6-3 will appear. There are two sets available for the Wedge
interface:
•
Wedge (Subset) – must be used for older revision Wedge MICR readers that do not support
the Flexible Format feature and 3-Track MSR.
•
Wedge (Fullset) – must be used for newer revision Wedge MICR readers that support the
Flexible Format feature or 3-Track MSR.
Last Configuration Source – Subset, Fullset
This box indicates where the current settings came from. There are three sources from the dropdown menu: Upload, File, and Default. The Default Settings are shown here.
Download Option – Subset, Fullset
This drop-down menu selects what is to be downloaded to the MICR; either everything specified
in the dialog box (All) or just the format information (Only Format/Flex).
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Figure 6-1. Configure MICR Wedge (Subset)
Figure 6-2. Configure MICR Wedge (Fullset)
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Figure 6-3. Clear and Reset to Default
Upload Configuration From MICR – Subset, Fullset
This button retrieves the current configuration from the MICR Reader to the dialog box. This
function may be used to verify or modify the current configuration of a MICR Reader.
Download Configuration To MICR – Subset, Fullset
This button downloads the portion of the settings in the Download Option selected.
Switches (SWA, SWB, SWC) – Subset, Fullset
These boxes are for status only. As each option in the dialog box is checked or changed, the
switch setting in the appropriate box will change.
Switch HW – Fullset
This box is for status only. As each option in the dialog box is checked or changed, the switch
setting will change.
Format – Subset, Fullset
For check reading, MagTek MICRs provide the flexibility to format MICR fields and build a
specific output string that will be transmitted to the Host. These output strings are referred to as
formats. Each MICR has a built-in list of formats from which the user may select one to become
the active format every time a check is read. Each Format is assigned a 4-digit number. These
built-in formats are listed in each MICR Technical Reference Manual under Format List. To
select a format, use the delete key to clear the Format box, and type in the Format Number from
the Format List in the Manuals. If the required format does not exist, the user can design a
custom format with the Flexible Format feature. For a complete description of this feature, see
Section 7, Flexible Format.
Flexible Format Size – Fullset
Displays the size in bytes of the current Flexible Format. For a complete description of this
feature, see Design Flexible Format in Section 7.
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Design Flexible Format – Fullset
Click this button to create a custom format using the Flexible Format feature. For a complete
description of this feature, see Design Flexible Format in Section 7.
Edit Flexible Format String – Fullset
When a Flexible Format is designed, the MICRbase program creates an equivalent numeric
string that is downloaded to the MICR Readers. This button gives access to the string and allows
experienced users to modify the string manually. For a complete description of this feature, see
Design Flexible Format in Section 7.
Com Setup – Subset, Fullset
This button provides access to the Communication Setup box, which is described in Section 4,
Operation.
<Enter> Key – Subset, Fullset
This option selects single or double <Enter> keys for operation. There are also default and
custom positions of the keys. Consult MINI MICR Wedge manual, P/N 99875074, under
Commands for a complete description with illustrations for details. The options are as follows:
• No – Do not Send – The MICR Reader will not send the <ENTER> key to the PC.
• Yes – Default Single – The MICR Reader will use the default scan code for a onekey<ENTER>. Use this option for all PC applications.
• Yes – Default Double – The MICR Reader will used two default scan codes for a two-key
<ENTER>.
• Yes – Custom Single – The keyboard has a one-key <ENTER>, but it has been moved from
its default position. The scan code must be programmed into the MICR Reader.
• Yes – Custom Double – The keyboard has a two-key <ENTER>, but it has been moved
from its default position. The scan codes must be programmed into the MICR Reader.
Wedge – Subset, Fullset
Select AT for IBM PC compatibles or NCR for NCR 7052/7053 cash registers.
Keypad – Subset, Fullset
This option is available only when the selected Wedge type is NCR. For keypad layout choose
Calculator or Telephone as shown in Figure 6-4.
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1
2
3
7
8
9
4
5
6
4
5
6
7
8
9
1
2
3
0
0
Telephone
Calculator
Figure 6-4. Telephone and Calculator Keypad Layouts
Control Characters and MICR Data – Subset, Fullset
Control Characters may be added to the MICR data message. The characters are always in the
following locations:
<STX> <ESC> data <ETX> <ENTER> <ESC>
The control characters are as follows:
OPTION
Leading <STX>
Leading <ESC>
Trailing <ETX>
Trailing <ESC>
CONTROL
CHARACTER
<STX>
<ESC>
<ETX>
<ESC>
For example, if <STX> and <ENTER> boxes are checked, the message from the MICR Reader
will look like this:
MICR Data: <STX>data<ENTER>
Send Data After Error – Subset, Fullset
This box specifies whether the MICR Reader will return data to the host after a read error. If the
box is checked and the unit reads a check with an error, the MICR Reader will send the data back
to the host. If the box is not checked and the MICR Reader finds an error, it will discard the data
and nothing will be sent. The error conditions are in the table below.
Send Status – Subset, Fullset
This box makes the MICR Plus append a two-digit error/status code to the end of the MICR data.
For most formats the error/status code will always be preceded by a forward slash (/).
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For example, if a Canadian check (code 08) is read and had no errors, and the MICR data is
“1234567890”, then the message from the MICR Plus will look like this:
MICR Data:
1234567890/08
The status code is always at the end of the data, not the end of the message. For example, using
the above conditions, with the message format set to send <STX> and <ETX>, the message from
the MICR Plus will look like this:
MICR Data:
<STX>1234567890/08<ETX>
CMC-7 Character Set – Subset, Fullset
If the box is checked, the MICR Reader will read CMC-7 characters.
Track 1, Track 2, Track 3 – Fullset
If a Track box is checked, the appropriate Track will be enabled on the MSR (Magnetic Stripe
Reader). Each Track can be enabled or disabled individually. The tracks are always transmitted
in ascending order: TK1, TK2, TK3. For example, if TK1 and TK3 are enabled and TK2 is
disabled, the reader will transmit TK1, TK3.
Note
The MSR is an optional device, and it may not be available on all
MICR Readers.
ID Card Decoding – Subset, Fullset
The MSR has two modes of operation. When the box is not checked, ID Card decoding disabled,
the MSR will only read ISO encoded cards. When the box is checked, ID Card decoding
enabled, the MSR will read and autodiscriminate ISO, AAMVA, and CDL encoded cards. When
a card is swiped, the LED indicator will turn red to indicate an error if any of the enabled tracks
read is incompatible with the selected mode of operation. Track 2 is a standard track for all
types of cards.
OK – Subset, Fullset
Keeps the current options and returns to the Main Screen. To save configuration changes to a
file, use the Save or Save As options from the file menu.
Cancel – Subset, Fullset
Returns to the Main Screen. Does not retain configuration changes.
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SECTION 7. FLEXIBLE FORMAT
The Flexible Format feature allows the user to create a custom format for the MICR Reader. The
MICRbase program provides a user-friendly interface to enter the necessary information to
design and download the desired custom format (see Design Flexible Format). This
information is downloaded to the MICR Reader in the form of numeric string of commands. The
MICRbase program also allows experienced users to manually modify the numeric string before
downloading to the MICR Reader (see Edit Flexible Format String).
FORMAT
To activate the Flexible Format the user must enter '7700' in the Format box on the Configure
dialog box. If this format number is not entered in the Format box, the dialog box shown in
Figure 7-1 will appear. Click Yes to automatically change the Format number to '7700'.
Figure 7-1. Flexible Format Code 7700
DESIGN FLEXIBLE FORMAT…
Click this button to design a new custom format. The dialog box shown in Figure 7-2 will
appear. All the menus, buttons, and boxes in this dialog box are described below.
Field #
The title of this box (for example, “Field 1”) indicates the sequence order of the MICR field in
the output string of the MICR reader. The drop-down menu contains the following selections:
• ABA or Bank # (digits 5-8 of Transit field)
• Account
• Amount
• Check Digit (digit 9 of Transit field)
• Check number or Sequence number
• Routing (digits 1-4 of Transit field)
• Status Code (MagTek’s standard two-digit status code)
• Transit
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For example, if the title reads “Field 1” and the Transit field is selected, the Transit field will be
the first MICR field in the output of the MICR Reader.
Figure 7-2. Design Flexible Format
Prefix
This box provides the option to include a single ASCII character before the selected MICR field.
The input to this box is the decimal value of the desired ASCII character (see Display ASCII
Table… below). If a prefix character is not needed, leave the box blank.
Suffix
This box provides the option to include a single ASCII character after the selected MICR field.
The input to this box is the decimal value of the desired ASCII character (see Display ASCII
Table… below). If a suffix character is not needed, leave the box blank.
Remove Dashes
Check this box to remove dashes from the selected field.
Remove Spaces
Check this box to remove spaces from the selected field.
Remove Leading Zeros
Check this box to remove leading zeros from the selected MICR field.
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Max Length
This box allows setting the maximum length limit for the selected MICR field. This choice
creates a variable length field, whose characters are truncated (to the left) only if the actual
length exceeds the maximum length. If the actual length is less than the maximum length, the
characters are not truncated. The input to this box is a decimal number. If the maximum length
is not required, leave the box blank.
Note
The Max length and Fill boxes are mutually exclusive.
If one is selected, the other is not available.
Fill
This box allows setting a fixed or constant length for the selected MICR field. When the Fill
box is checked, three other items become available: Fill length, Fill direction, and Fill
Character. The information in these items is used to “fill” the selected field when the actual
length is less than the fill length.
Fill length
This box is only available when the Fill box is checked (see above). This box contains the fixed
or constant length (number of characters) for the selected field. The input to this box is a
decimal number. A number must be entered in this box.
Fill character
This box is only available when the Fill box is checked (see above). This box allows entering an
ASCII character to fill the selected MICR field when the actual length is less than the fill length.
The space (decimal 32) and zero (decimal 48) characters are commonly used; to fill with either
character, simply click the corresponding button and the Fill character box will automatically
display the corresponding decimal ASCII value. For any other ASCII character, enter the
decimal value in this box (see Display ASCII Table… below).
Fill direction
This box is only available when the Fill box is checked (see above). This box provides the
option of filling the selected field to the left or to the right with the fill character. To select,
simply click the Left or Right button.
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Translate [ ] into [ ]
These two boxes can translate a character within a MICR field. For example, if all dashes are
translated to the character 'd', enter the ASCII decimal value for a dash (45) in the Translate
box. Then enter the ASCII decimal value for a 'd' (100) in the Into box. For a list of ASCII
decimal values, click Display ASCII Table.
Next Field >>
Click on this button to select and work on the next MICR field.
<<Prev Field
Click on this button to go back and examine or modify the previous MICR field.
Display ASCII Table…
Click on this button to see a complete list of ASCII characters and their decimal values.
Finish
Click on this button after selecting and working on the last MICR field. The following
conditions are true after clicking the Finish button and they apply to the Flexible Format just
designed or modified:
•
•
•
This format remains the active format in the Design Flexible Format dialog box.
The format is not automatically downloaded to the MICR reader. This is a separate function
that must be performed using the Download To MICR button.
The format is not automatically saved to a file. The format must be saved to a file using the
Save or Save As option in the File menu.
Cancel
Click this button to cancel any changes made and to close the Design Flexible Format window.
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EDIT FLEXIBLE FORMAT STRING
Click this button to view and edit the string of numeric commands equivalent to all the options
selected to design the Flexible Format. The dialog box, shown in Figure 7-3, will appear.
Figure 7-3. Edit Flexible Format String
The string is the actual data that will be downloaded to the MICR Reader to implement the
Flexible Format. The numeric string is made up of a sequence of 3-digit commands separated by
a space. Each 3-digit command occupies one byte of memory in the MICR Reader.
The numeric commands are part of the String Format Language (SFL) developed by MagTek for
the MICR Readers (a full description of this language may be obtained from the Engineering
Department at MagTek). Nonetheless, knowledge of this language is not required since most
custom formats can be designed with the options available in the Design Flexible Format dialog
box.
The MICRbase program allows the user to edit the numeric string and include any of the
commands available in MagTek's SFL. The syntax of the new commands will be automatically
checked by the program, and if any errors are found, the dialog box in Figure 7-4 will appear.
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Figure 7-4. Syntax Error
However, editing a numeric string is only recommended for those users with basic programming
skills and a comprehensive knowledge of MagTek's SFL. Furthermore, any numeric commands
entered in this manner will not be reflected in the Design Flexible Format dialog box.
OK
Click this button to keep any changes made.
Cancel
Click this button to discard any changes made.
FLEXIBLE FORMAT SIZE
This box displays the number of memory bytes that the current Flexible Format will occupy in
the memory of the MICR Reader. There is a maximum of 31 bytes available in the Mini MICR
and 118 bytes in the MICR Plus. If the size of the Flexible Format exceeds the limits, the dialog
boxes in Figures 7-5 and 7-6 will appear. Click OK on both and correct the problem.
Figure 7-5. Format Too Large
Figure 7-6. Maximum Sizes For MICR Readers
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APPENDIX A. OPTIONS FOR RS232 AND WEDGE
INTERFACES
OPTIONS FOR RS232 INTERFACE
Option/Box/Button
MICR Type (options)
Last Configuration Source
Upload Configuration From MICR
DOWNload Configuration From MICR
Download option
OK
Cancel
Com Setup…
Format
Baud
Data bits, Stop Bits, Parity
Intercharacter Delay
CTS/DSR Use
RTS
Invalid Command Response
Comm Mode
Leading <STX>
Leading <ESC>
Trailing <ETX>
Trailing <CR>
Trailing <LF>
Send Data After Error
Send Status
CMC-7
SWA
SWB
SWC
HW
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
ID Card Decoding
Flexible Format Size
Design Flexible Format…
Edit Flexible Format String…
Card Data Msg Single
Data Header
Y Option
MICR/MSR Output port
Image Output Port
File Transfer Protocol
Image Type
Auxiliary Port
Ethernet Options
RS232
(Subset)
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
RS232
(Fullset)
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Plus
RS232
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
MICRImage
RS232
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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OPTIONS FOR WEDGE INTERFACE
Option/Box/Button
MICR Type (options)
Last Configuration Source
Upload Configuration From MICR
DOWNload Configuration From MICR
Download option
OK
Cancel
Com Setup…
Format
Leading <STX>
Leading <ESC>
Trailing <ETX>
Trailing <ESC>
Send Data After Error
Send Status
CMC-7
<ENTER> key
Wedge
Keypad
SWA
SWB
SWC
HW
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
ID Card Decoding
Flexible Format Size
Design Flexible Format…
Edit Flexible Format String…
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Wedge
(Subset)
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Wedge
(Fullset)
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
INDEX
C
Card Data Message, RS232 .....................................22
CMC-7 Character Set ..............................................21
CMC-7 Character Set, Wedge .................................34
Comm Mode, RS232 ...............................................19
Communicate.............................................................5
Communicate with MICR .........................................8
Communication Dialog..............................................9
Communication Setup ...............................................7
Communication, MICR Reader .................................7
Configure...................................................................6
Configure, MICR RS232 (Fullset) ..........................14
Configure, MICR RS232 (Subset)...........................14
Configure, MICRImage...........................................15
Control Characters and MICR Data, RS232............20
Control Characters and MICR Data, Wedge ...........33
CTS/DSR, RS232 ..............................................19, 24
D
Data Header, RS232 ................................................21
Doc. Size Limits ......................................................28
Download Configuration To MICR, Wedge .....17, 31
Download Option, RS232........................................17
Download Option, Wedge .......................................29
E
Edit Flexible Format String .....................................39
Enter Key, Wedge....................................................32
Ethernet/Modem Options ........................................16
F
Features .....................................................................1
Field, Flexible Format .............................................35
File Transfer Protocol..............................................25
Flexible Format ................................................34–40
Flexible Format Size................................................40
Flexible Format String, Edit ....................................39
Format Number Wedge ...........................................31
Format Number, RS232...........................................18
I
ID Card Decoding, RS232.......................................21
ID Card Decoding, Wedge ......................................34
Image Output Port ...................................................24
Installation .................................................................3
Intercharacter Delay, RS232..............................19, 24
Invalid Command Response, RS232 .......................19
L
Last Configuration Source, Wedge..........................29
Length + Binary, FTP..............................................25
M
Main Screen...............................................................5
Manuals, Reference ...................................................2
Menus ........................................................................5
MICR Scanning (Enhanced Reading - ER) .............23
MICR Type (Options), RS232.................................13
MICR Type (Options), Wedge ................................29
MICR/MSR Output Port..........................................24
Modem Options .......................................................27
More MICRImage Options......................................16
O
Operation .............................................................7–12
Options for RS232 Interface..............................13–26
Options for RS232 Interface, List of .......................41
Options for Wedge Interface .............................26–34
Options for Wedge Interface, List of .......................42
Overview ...............................................................1–2
P
Plus RS232 ........................................................10, 13
PR0 - MICR IP Address Fixed Value......................27
PR10 - FTP Password Fixed Value .........................27
PR2 - MICR IP Subnet Mask Fixed Value..............27
Program Setup ...........................................................3
R
Reference Documents................................................2
Requirements.............................................................1
RS232 (Fullset)..................................................10, 13
RS232 (Subset) ..................................................10, 13
RS232, Plus .............................................................13
RTS, RS232.............................................................19
S
Send Data After Error, RS232 .................................20
Send Data After Error, Wedge.................................33
Send Status, RS232..................................................20
Send Status, Wedge .................................................33
Snippet.....................................................................26
Status Bar...................................................................6
Switches, Wedge .....................................................31
T
Toolbar ......................................................................6
Track 1, Track 2, Track 3, RS232............................21
Track 1, Track 2, Track 3, Wedge ...........................34
Last Configuration Source, RS232 ..........................13
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U
X
Upload Configuration From MICR, RS232 ............17
Upload Configuration From MICR, Wedge ............31
Xmodem ..................................................................25
XModem-1K............................................................25
W
Y
Wedge (Fullset) .................................................10, 29
Wedge (Subset) .................................................10, 29
Y Option ..................................................................21
YModem/YModem-G .............................................25
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