TSC KP-200 Plus User manual

TSC KP-200 Plus User manual
KP-200 Plus
Stand-alone Keyboard Display Unit
USER’S
MANUAL
Contents
1. OUTLINE OF THE KP-200 PLUS .................................................................. 3
2. KP-200 PLUS FEATURES .............................................................................. 3
3. SPECIFICATIONS............................................................................................ 4
4. INSTALLATION ................................................................................................ 4
5. OPERATION ..................................................................................................... 4
6. FUNCTION KEYS FOR KP-200 PLUS .......................................................... 6
7. POWER-ON UTILITIES ................................................................................... 7
8. RS-232 INTERFACE AND COMMUNICATION PARAMETERS ................ 10
9. COUNTRY CODE AND KEYBOARD LAYOUT........................................... 11
1. Outline of the KP-200 Plus
Are you worried about printing bar codes somewhere taking the bar code printer
and laptop or desktop computer with you? Now there is a solution for you! It’s
KP-200 Plus series stand-alone keyboard.
KP-200 Plus is a portable terminal input device which connects to the RS-232
port of the bar code printer without additional power supply. It also provides
another RS-232 port for bar code scanners or other input devices.
Users can design their own label forms with the BASIC high level language and
download the forms into the printer’s memory. As you go anywhere just taking the
KP-200 Plus and the bar code printer, you will accomplish your jobs easily.
Additional RS-232
Port
Large LCD
Screen, 20
Characters 2
Lines
2. KP-200 Plus Features
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Portable terminal input device without additional power supply
68 large keys layout
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Big LCD screen (20 Characters x 2 lines)
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Additional RS-232 port for other input devices ex: bar code scanner
List the label forms stored in printer memory
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Select forms and print the label
Input data to print the labels
3. Specifications
Keyboard model
KP-200 Plus
Keyboard
68 keys, large keypad layout
LCD
Memory
Serial interface
Power
Physical dimension
Weight
Environment
condition
20 characters x 2 lines
N/A
COM1: 9 pins, baud rate 9600 bps, male Dsub with cable
COM2: 9 pins, baud rate 4800 bps, female Dsub
Input: DC 5V, 250mA
261 mm (W) x 31 mm (H) x 142 mm (D)
10.2“ (W) x 1.2” (H) x 5.6” (D)
0.6 kg (1.32 lbs)
Operation: 5 ~ 40°C, 20 ~ 80% non-condensing
Storage: -20 ~ 60°C, 10~ 90% non-condensing
4. Installation
(1)
(2)
Download the well-designed label forms or programs into printer memory.
Turn off the printer power.
(3)
Connect the cable of the KP-200 Plus to the RS-232 port of the printer
(4)
Turn on the printer power.
5. Operation
When turn on the printer power, the messages display on the LCD screen is as
following:
CHECKING PRINTERS
WAITING……
KP-200 Plus
Vx.xx
KP-200 Plus performs self diagnosis and displays the message as follows:
“FORM” = SELECT LABELS
Press the FORM key to select label form.
XXXXXXXX (File name)
  TO MOVE LIST
Note:
If no file is downloaded into printer memory, LCD will display as below, please to
download the file to printer first.
NO LABEL EXISTING!
PRESS EXIT
Press   arrow keys to list stored label forms. Or press F1 key to input the file
name.
INPUT THE FILE NAME:
▌
Then, press ENTER key to execute the selected label form.
Follow the prompts which are shown on the LCD screen to print the labels.
Note:
Label forms stored on the printer should be in the 8.3 (xxxxxxxx.BAS) filename formats.
If input the wrong file name, the LCD will show as below, please must input the exact
file name.
FORMAT NOT FOUND OR
NO PROMPT RESPONSE.
6. Function Keys for KP-200 Plus
There are 68 keys on KP-200 Plus. Most of the keys are the same as normal
keyboard of desktop computer. The followings are the descriptions of the special
function keys:
FORM key
List the label forms downloaded in the printer memory
CLEAR key
Clear characters of the line on the LCD screen where cursor
locates.
ALT key
Hold down “ALT” and press the 0~9 keys to get special
characters.
F1 key
Search the file and enter the setup menu. (Please refer section
5 & section 7)
F2 key
The one function key is reserved.
7. Power-On Utilities
There are six power-on utilities to set up and test the keyboard. These utilities are
activated by pressing the F1 key and turning on the printer power simultaneously.
The utilities are listed below:
1. Self test (This function is used for factory.)
2. Auto detect
3. Model change (This function is reserved.)
4. COM1 setup
5. COM2 setup
6. Key sound
Press F1 key and then turn on the printer power. The keyboard will enter the
setup menu.
Press   arrow keys to select the utility.
Press ENTER key to enter or set the utility.
Press EXIT key to cancel the setting and return to the previous menu.
Self test
After enter the setup menu, the first item is self test utility as below:
SETUP MENU:
SELFTEST
Press the ENTER key to enter this utility, LCD screen will auto display some
checking patterns. The check pattern is used to check the performance of LCD
screen.
KP200P
SELFTEST
TEST LCD NOW
When the LCD screen test is completed, please press EXIT key to enter the
keypad test.
KP200P
SELFTEST
TEST KEYPAD NOW
There are 68 keys on KP-200 Plus. You should to press all of the keys to
complete this test, if you miss the key that you did not press, the keyboard will
show you on the LCD screen as below:
MISS PRESS: < x >
TEST KEYPAD NOW
When the keypad test is completed, please press the EXIT to next test.
The next test need the test cable if you do not have it, please double press the
EXIT to leave this self test utility.
Auto detect
This utility is used to set ON or OFF for auto detect.
If setting is ON the keyboard will auto detect the printer using TSPL or EPL. This
utility default is ON.
After enter the setup menu, please use  key to select this utility.
SETUP MENU:
AUTO DETECT
Press ENTER key to enter this utility. And use   keys to select ON or OFF.
Press ENTER key to set the setting. Press EXIT key to return to the previous
menu.
COM1 setup
This utility is used to set the COM1 settings. (BAUD RATE/ PARITY/ DATA
BITS/ STOP BIT) Please refer to section 8 for default setting.
SETUP MENU:
COM1 SETUP
Baud rate: 2400/ 4800/ 9600/ 19200/ 38400/ 57600
Parity: None/ Even/ Odd
Data bits: 7/ 8/ 9
Stop bit: 1/ 2
COM2 setup
This utility is used to set the COM1 settings. (BAUD RATE/ PARITY/ DATA
BITS/ STOP BIT) Please refer to section 8 for default setting.
SETUP MENU:
COM1 SETUP
Baud rate: 2400/ 4800/ 9600/ 19200/ 38400/ 57600
Parity: None/ Even/ Odd
Data bits: 7/ 8/ 9
Stop bit: 1/ 2
Key sound
This utility is used to set the ON or OFF for keypad sound.
SETUP MENU:
KEY SOUND
8. RS-232 Interface and Communication Parameters
(1) The keyboard COM1 port should be connected to the bar code printer.
Keyboard power is drawn from printer serial port.
The communication parameters of the keyboard COM1 port is set as
following:
Baud Rate
Parity
: 9600 bps
: None
Data Bits
:8
Stop Bit
:1
(2) The keyboard COM2 port can be connected to the bar code scanner. The
communication parameters are listed as below.
Baud Rate
: 4800 bps
Parity
: None
Data Bits
:8
Stop Bit
:1
(3) Keyboard COM1 and COM2 pin assignment
KEYBOARD COM1
Pin
Configuration
KEYBOARD COM2
Pin
Configuration
1
Power input 5 volts, 250mA
1
Power input 5 volts, 250mA
2
RxD
2
TxD
3
TxD
3
RxD
4
Not used
4
Not used
5
Ground
5
Ground
6
Not used
6
Not used
7
Not used
7
Not used
8
Not used
8
Not used
Not used
9
Connect with Pin1 internally
9
(Short JP4: Connect with Pin1
internally)
Note: (1) Be sure to connect well the scanner and keyboard before turn on the printer
power
(2) Please disable the CTS/RTS and Xon/Xoff handshaking of the scanner.
(3) The postfix 0Dh and 0Ah should be set in scanner.
9. Country Code and Keyboard Layout
Country
Code
Keyboard Layout
001
ALT+1 ALT+2 ALT+3 ALT+4 ALT+5 ALT+6 ALT+7 ALT+8 ALT+9 ALT+0
002
ALT+1 ALT+2 ALT+3 ALT+4 ALT+5 ALT+6 ALT+7 ALT+8 ALT+9 ALT+0
003
ALT+1 ALT+2 ALT+3 ALT+4 ALT+5 ALT+6 ALT+7 ALT+8 ALT+9 ALT+0
031
ALT+1 ALT+2 ALT+3 ALT+4 ALT+5 ALT+6 ALT+7 ALT+8 ALT+9 ALT+0
032
ALT+1 ALT+2 ALT+3 ALT+4 ALT+5 ALT+6 ALT+7 ALT+8 ALT+9 ALT+0
033
ALT+1 ALT+2 ALT+3 ALT+4 ALT+5 ALT+6 ALT+7 ALT+8 ALT+9 ALT+0
034
ALT+1 ALT+2 ALT+3 ALT+4 ALT+5 ALT+6 ALT+7 ALT+8 ALT+9 ALT+0
036
ALT+1 ALT+2 ALT+3 ALT+4 ALT+5 ALT+6 ALT+7 ALT+8 ALT+9 ALT+0
038
ALT+1 ALT+2 ALT+3 ALT+4 ALT+5 ALT+6 ALT+7 ALT+8 ALT+9 ALT+0
039
ALT+1 ALT+2 ALT+3 ALT+4 ALT+5 ALT+6 ALT+7 ALT+8 ALT+9 ALT+0
041
ALT+1 ALT+2 ALT+3 ALT+4 ALT+5 ALT+6 ALT+7 ALT+8 ALT+9 ALT+0
042
ALT+1 ALT+2 ALT+3 ALT+4 ALT+5 ALT+6 ALT+7 ALT+8 ALT+9 ALT+0
044
ALT+1 ALT+2 ALT+3 ALT+4 ALT+5 ALT+6 ALT+7 ALT+8 ALT+9 ALT+0
045
ALT+1 ALT+2 ALT+3 ALT+4 ALT+5 ALT+6 ALT+7 ALT+8 ALT+9 ALT+0
046
047
ALT+1 ALT+2 ALT+3 ALT+4 ALT+5 ALT+6 ALT+7 ALT+8 ALT+9 ALT+0
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TSC Auto ID Technology Co., Ltd.
Corporate Headquarters
9F., No.95, Minquan Rd., Xindian Dist.,
New Taipei City 23141, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
TEL: +886-2-2218-6789
FAX: +886-2-2218-5678
Web site: www.tscprinters.com
E-mail: [email protected]
[email protected]
Li Ze Plant
No.35, Sec. 2, Ligong 1st Rd., Wujie Township,
Yilan County 26841, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
TEL: +886-3-990-6677
FAX: +886-3-990-5577
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