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Twin Client Reference
For the PT900, PT930, PT930SA, and PA960 Manufactured by Unitech
Copyright © 1996 - 2006 by Connect, Inc.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 • Introduction............................................................................................. 1-1
PowerNet Products Overview .....................................................................................1-1
PowerNet Twin Client Overview .................................................................................1-1
In This Manual………..…………. ..................................................................................1-3
Chapter 2 • Installation .............................................................................................. 2-1
Requirements……………..…….. ..................................................................................2-1
Downloading from the Web.........................................................................................2-1
Running Setup from a Download File ........................................................................2-1
Installation………………… ...........................................................................................2-2
Running the Manager………….. ..................................................................................2-4
Chapter 3 • Quick Start .............................................................................................. 3-1
Configuring the Manager.............................................................................................3-1
Configuring the Terminal for Download.....................................................................3-9
Downloading the Files……........................................................................................3-10
Warm Booting the Terminal ......................................................................................3-11
Starting a Telnet Session………................................................................................3-13
Chapter 4 • Standard Setup ....................................................................................... 4-1
Setup Using Twin Client Manager ..............................................................................4-1
Terminal Setup Using Twin Client Menus..................................................................4-7
Authorizing PowerNet…… ..........................................................................................4-9
Chapter 5 • Advanced Setup ..................................................................................... 5-1
Selecting the Advanced Setup....................................................................................5-1
Customizing the Keyboard..........................................................................................5-2
Customizing the Display… ..........................................................................................5-4
Customizing the Scanner. ...........................................................................................5-7
External Scanner Setup……….. ..................................................................................5-9
Setting Log Levels……….. ........................................................................................5-10
Customizing Timers……… ........................................................................................5-11
Customizing Alarms………........................................................................................5-12
Customizing Printers……. .........................................................................................5-15
Miscellaneous Customizations .................................................................................5-18
Chapter 6 • Advanced Integration............................................................................. 6-1
Keyboard/Mapping……………… .................................................................................6-1
Keyboard Macros…………...........................................................................................6-4
Scanner/Data Mapping….. ...........................................................................................6-6
Scanner/Data Editing……. ...........................................................................................6-8
Scan/Decoder Control…… ..........................................................................................6-9
Display/Mapping………….. ........................................................................................6-11
Display/Formatting………. .........................................................................................6-13
Printer/Init………………………… ...............................................................................6-13
Dialog………………………. .........................................................................................6-14
Extended Commands……. ........................................................................................6-19
Advanced Display Options for VT ............................................................................6-24
Advanced 3270 Keyboard Options ...........................................................................6-25
NEW ENVIRON Telnet Extension..............................................................................6-27
Chapter 7 • The Display Formatter............................................................................ 7-1
Setting the Emulation…… ...........................................................................................7-1
Starting the Emulator……............................................................................................7-2
Taking Snapshots………… ..........................................................................................7-4
Formatting……………………….. ..................................................................................7-5
Chapter 8 • Software Management ........................................................................... 8-1
Airloader Auto-Configuration......................................................................................8-1
Mobile Device Manager (MDM) Features....................................................................8-7
Sending Program and Configuration Files to the Terminal ...................................8-17
Chapter 9 • Character Sets ........................................................................................ 9-1
ISO 8859-1 Character Set.. ..........................................................................................9-1
ASCII Character Set………...........................................................................................9-5
Chapter 10 • Keypad Configuration ........................................................................ 10-1
Keypad Figures…………… ........................................................................................10-1
Unitech Terminal Keypad Tables............................................................................10-11
Chapter 11 • Error Message Resolution Guide ...................................................... 11-1
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Chapter 1 • Introduction
PowerNet Products Overview
PowerNet products bridge the gap between portable wireless devices and network
applications, making the entire wireless enterprise as productive, efficient, and reliable as
possible. The PowerNet family of products supports the following:
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All Internet-compatible wireless networks, encompassing virtually all wireless LAN
technologies on the market today. Spectrum One, a proprietary spread spectrum
wireless technology in the 900Mhz band, is also supported.
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All Internet-compatible wire network media, including Ethernet.
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All major user interfaces, including HTML, VT, 3270, and 5250.
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All possible network application architectures including direct client, client-server,
and three-tier client server.
PowerNet consists of two major product families that work in unison to deliver a single,
complete solution for the entire wireless enterprise. The focus of these products is
described below.
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PowerNet OpenAir: Hardware and middleware solutions for the wireless automatic
identification industry. This family includes the Linux-based OpenAir Linux, the
Windows-based OpenAir Windows, the version of OpenAir Windows that loads
directly on a customer’s AS400 host, OpenAir 400, and the universal terminal client
software, PowerNet Twin Client.
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PowerNet DataLinc: Application development tools for the wireless client-server
environment. This currently includes PowerNet AirLinc for use with ODBC
compliant databases.
PowerNet Twin Client Overview
PowerNet Twin Client is a software package that provides VT100, VT220, TN3270
(Telnet 3270), and TN5250 (Telnet 5250) emulation on portable terminals. It includes an
easy-to-use Windows program for configuring and downloading the software to the
portable terminals.
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Introduction
Modes of Operation
PowerNet Twin Client operates in either of two modes: thick client or thin client.
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Thick client mode (also referred to as Telnet client mode) provides a Telnet
connection directly to host computers and their applications.
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Thin client mode (also referred to as Server client mode) communicates directly with
a PowerNet OpenAir or PowerNet AirLinc server, which in turn provides the
connection to host computers and their applications.
The primary difference between the two modes is in processing load distribution: In thick
mode, all application protocol processing is performed on the terminal, while in thin
mode, all of the processing takes place on an intermediate OpenAir or AirLinc server.
Another important difference is optimization: In thin mode, the OpenAir or AirLinc
server introduces display optimization, data compression, and several other techniques
that can dramatically reduce wireless network traffic. These optimizations are not
possible in thick mode.
All of the user interface features, functions, and capabilities remain the same, regardless
of the mode of operation.
Major Features
PowerNet Twin Client for Unitech terminals offers the following benefits:
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Simplicity: Twin Client is preset to match the default keyboard overlays and
functionality of the Unitech Telnet client. No special configuration procedures are
required.
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Management: Administrators and integrators can monitor and modify the software
revision and configuration of each portable terminal from any Windows PC attached
to the TCP/IP network. Changes are downloaded to the terminals over the wireless
LAN automatically.
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Formatting: The Twin Client Terminal Screen Formatter feature is built-in, allowing
integrators to tailor host application displays to suit the needs of the terminal
operators without modifying the applications.
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Internationalization: Error message language translations and character sets are
menu selections. No additional integration is necessary.
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Migration: Conversion to a PowerNet OpenAir or PowerNet AirLinc client-server
environment is automatic because the "thin" client is included in the Twin Client
software already downloaded to the terminal.
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In This Manual
In This Manual
This manual is organized as follows:
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Chapter one provides an overview of the PowerNet product line and an introduction
to the PowerNet Twin Client.
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Chapter two describes how to load the PowerNet Twin Client Manager software on
your PC.
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Chapter three describes how to quickly configure the PowerNet Twin Client Manager
and the terminal for automatic, over-the-air software download and subsequent
Telnet session startup.
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Chapter four describes how to change the Standard setup options specific to VT,
3270, and 5250 emulations. The simple, time-saving features for converting existing
Unitech Telnet client installations to PowerNet are also described here.
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Chapter five describes how to use the Advanced setup options for VT, 3270, and
5250 emulations. These options are used to customize keyboard, display, scanner,
timer, alarm, and printer operation.
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Chapter six describes how to use the Twin Client advanced integration tools to
further customize terminal operation. The creation and use of mapping, macro,
dialog, and scanner control objects are described.
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Chapter seven describes the use of the built-in Twin Client Formatter, and how to
configure the portable terminal to use screen formatting.
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Chapter eight describes how to use the Auto-Configuration tool to manage and
automatically maintain the software configuration of all terminals on the wireless
network. Also described are software management procedures and options that are
unique to Unitech terminals.
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Chapter nine is a reference for the ISO 8859-1 and ASCII character sets.
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Chapter ten is a reference for the default keyboard configurations for Unitech
terminals using PowerNet Twin Client in advanced mode. Figures and tables are
included for 3270, 5250, and VT. Also included for reference are the Unitech
terminal control sequences.
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Chapter eleven is a reference for error message resolution in Twin Client.
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Chapter 2 • Installation
This chapter describes the installation of the PowerNet Twin Client software on a PC.
The software is available on CD-ROM or it can be downloaded from the Connect web
site. Instructions are provided for both methods.
Requirements
Installation of PowerNet Twin Client requires, at a minimum, the following:
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A Pentium-class processor
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32 MB of RAM
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10 MB of free hard disk space available
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The PT900, PT930, and PT930SA terminals require Microsoft Windows CE. The
PA960 terminal requires Microsoft Windows CE 3.0 / Windows CE.NET 4.2.
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ActiveSync needs to be installed on the PC before downloading files to the terminal.
ActiveSync is freely downloadable from the Microsoft web site, at
www.microsoft.com/downloads. For instructions, go to www.msdn.microsoft.com.
Downloading from the Web
The PowerNet Twin Client software package can be downloaded from the Connect web
site at http://www.connectrf.com. Click on Partner Services and then click on Software
Downloads. Select the file named PowerNet Twin Client for Unitech.
Running Setup from a Download File
The downloaded file is a compressed archive. After extraction using a utility such as
WinZip or PKWARE, folders are created on the hard disk as shown in the following
figure.
Click on the Disk1 folder to view the files as shown in the following figure.
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Installation
Click on the Setup application and proceed to the following section entitled Installation
for further instructions.
Installation
The InstallShield wizard runs and presents the following screen.
Click on Next to begin the installation process.
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To change the default Destination Location, click on Browse and select a location. Then
click on Next.
The default folder is PowerNet. This default may be changed either by selecting an
existing program group or by typing in a new name at the prompt. Then click on Next.
The PowerNet Twin Client Manager and terminal files are then installed in the target
folder.
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Installation
When the installation is complete, reboot the system to initialize the Twin Client
software.
a. To reboot the system immediately, click on Finish.
b. To reboot later, click on the option to restart the computer later, and then click on
Finish.
Running the Manager
The PowerNet Twin Client Manager is the utility that manages the terminal software and
configurations.
Select Start, Programs, PowerNet, and Twin Client Manager.
Note: If the PowerNet splash screen flashes for a second and ends when the Twin Client
Manager is run, move the file at this link
(http://www.connectrf.com/Documents/fix-flash.reg) to the system with the
problem and then run it. This issue, found in earlier versions of the Twin Client
Manager, has been fixed in later versions by using a later MS compiler and
libraries.
The PowerNet Twin Client Manager screen appears as shown in the following figure.
This is the administrator's main screen, and all functions are accessed from its menu bar,
toolbar, and tabs.
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Menu Bar
The menu bar provides access to the functions used to configure the terminals and
manage their software. Subsequent chapters of this manual explain each menu and its
options.
Toolbar
Found under the menu bar, the toolbar provides shortcuts to major features. The toolbar
can be turned on or off by changing the Toolbar parameter found on the View menu. The
shortcuts available from the toolbar are as follows.
Create a new terminal configuration.
Open an existing terminal configuration.
Save the current terminal configuration.
Download the configuration to the terminal.
Download software to the terminal.
Configure terminals automatically over the wireless network.
View the PowerNet Twin Client Manager version.
The PowerNet Twin Client Manager is now successfully installed and ready for use.
The next chapter provides detailed instructions for quickly configuring the terminal
and starting a Telnet session.
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Chapter 3 • Quick Start
This chapter describes how to prepare the Twin Client Manager and the Unitech terminal
for a Telnet session with the host. Following an initial serial download, the terminal
software and configuration are managed automatically over the wireless network.
Note: Unitech terminals are normally delivered with Unitech files pre-installed.
However, if the terminal does not have those files installed, refer to Chapter 8,
Sending Program and Configuration Files to the Terminal, before proceeding.
Configuring the Manager
The first step is to configure the Twin Client Manager to meet site-specific requirements,
and then prepare it for the automatic management of the terminal software and IP
addresses. This simple procedure will require only a few minutes to complete.
Setting the Emulation
Click on Start, Programs, PowerNet, and Twin Client Manager, and then select the
Settings menu, as shown below.
Click on Emulation, select the desired emulation, and then click on OK.
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Quick Start
Setting the Servers
The Servers are the Telnet host systems the terminals will access.
To set these addresses from the Settings menu, click on Servers and then click on Add.
Enter the name of each server, its IP address and IP port (normally 23 for Telnet servers),
and emulation type. Then click on OK.
Repeat this step for each Telnet server the terminals are required to access. If an error is
made in the name, IP address, IP port number, or terminal emulation type, click on the
line that is in error and then click on the Edit button to make the corrections. Use the
Load button if you want to load an .svr file. Use the Save As button if you want to save
your file as an .svr file.
On CE terminals it is possible to use DNS (Domain Name System) lookup to determine
the host address. To set this up, key in the full DNS name in the "Server Name" field and
set the IP address to 0.0.0.0.
Note: Some DOS terminals also support DNS host lookup. You can determine if your
device supports this by looking for the presence of a DNS setup option under
"Terminal Setup" (Shift C).
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Configuring the Manager
When the client sees the address of 0.0.0.0, it will issue a DNS lookup on the value in the
"Server Name" field to determine the true IP address.
Please make sure that you have DNS set up on the terminal. On CE terminals, use the
control panel. On DOS terminals, use the Shift C menu.
You can also "Test" the DNS name lookup in Twin Client Manager (if the Windows PC
is using the same DNS server as the RF terminal). Just click on the "Lookup" button and
the true IP will be returned in the IP address field.
Please make sure to set the address back to 0.0.0.0 before sending this to the terminal.
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Setting Terminal Operations
In the Twin Client menu under Settings, choose Terminal Operation.
Run AirLoader on terminal can be selected, and the AirLoader server IP address can be
entered. The Windows CE options of Run application at startup, Hide task bar, and Use
GUI menus and screens can be selected.
Click on OK when finished.
Setting Terminal Model and COM Port
The default serial connection to the Unitech cradle is through COM1. To select a specific
Unitech terminal model and keypad, or to change the COM port assignment, click on the
Options menu as shown.
To maintain compatibility with existing Unitech Telnet client keyboard layouts, a
specific terminal model and keypad must be selected from the Terminal Model window.
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Configuring the Manager
Saving the Configuration
Click on File, and Save As, and then enter a name for this configuration.
For the purposes of this example, the name is vt100.
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Setting Airloader Auto-Configuration
The configuration download and IP address assignment for each terminal will take place
automatically by setting the Airloader Auto-Configuration options.
Click on the Airloader option in the Tools menu.
Note: If the Airloader Auto-Configuration window does not display the options, click on
the Advanced<< button.
If multiple network adapters are installed on the PC, ensure that the desired network
adapter is selected. The adapter selection can be changed by clicking on the Change
button.
This powerful software management tool is described in detail in Airloader AutoConfiguration. For now, it is sufficient simply to use it for assignment of the initial
terminal configuration and IP address, both of which can be easily changed later. Ensure
that all of the check boxes are checked as shown above.
To assign terminal IP addresses automatically over the wireless network, check all of the
boxes as shown above. Then click on the Addresses button and enter the desired range
in the From and To boxes as shown in the following figure.
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Configuring the Manager
After setting the address range, click on OK to return to the Airloader Auto-Configuration
screen and then click on the box next to Terminal/Group Manager.
The display expands to show the default terminal group. Next, click on the New Group
icon and use the Browse button to select the configuration file saved earlier.
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Quick Start
Check the Active box, and the system is now configured to automatically download IP
addresses, software, and configuration files to the terminals. Click on the box in the
upper right corner to return to the main menu.
Note: The software does not need to be authorized now. It can be authorized later, after a
Telnet session has been established. The procedure is described in the Chapter 4
section, Authorizing PowerNet.
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Configuring the Terminal for Download
Configuring the Terminal for Download
On the PC, click on Start, Programs, PowerNet, and Twin Client Manager. Under the
Terminal menu, choose Send Program Files to Terminal, as shown below.
The following screen is displayed.
Choose Yes at the prompt. The following screen is displayed.
Click on OK.
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Downloading the Files
Turn on the power to the terminals in the cradle, which should display the following
screen.
Comm Parameters
Start?
<ENT>
Press Enter on the terminal and return to the Twin Client Manager to click on the OK
button. The following should be displayed on the terminal while the download is in
progress.
Program loader
Receiving:
The download requires approximately 2 minutes to complete.
Following a successful download a status code of 0000 is displayed on the terminal. Use
the following table of status codes to troubleshoot a download failure.
Status Code
Error
0002
0004
0008
0010
0020
0080
0100
0600
0800
1000
2000
4000
Receive overrun
Receive parity
Receive framing
Programming voltage absent
DSR or CD detected on open
ABORT key pressed
CD lost during session
NVM EEPROM failed to erase
Receive time-out error
Control start character time-out
CTS inactive time-out
Receive buffer full
In the event of a failure, verify the following:
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The null modem cable connection between terminal and PC and condition of all
connectors.
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The specification of correct COM port.
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The correct cradle power supply.
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The blinking of the charging light on the cradle, indicating proper seating of terminal
in cradle.
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Warm Booting the Terminal
Warm Booting the Terminal
Following a successful file download, and at any time it is necessary to update the
terminal software and/or configuration, the terminal must be warm booted.
Model
PT900-PT930
PT930SA
PA960
Instructions
Following Power OFF - Click on Start, Programs, File Explorer,
and Windows. Select the boot mode icon. Choose OK.
While the PA960 is operating, insert a pin (a paper clip works
well) into the reset hole on the back of the terminal, right below
the PCMCIA cover.
The completion of the warm boot is indicated by the following terminal display.
LOAD EMULATOR USING
1 - AirLoad
2 - Serial Download
Note: To minimize download time, remove the terminal from the cradle.
Enter 1 to continue. Option 2 is used for custom download options and is described in the
Chapter 8 section entitled Sending Program and Configuration Files to the Terminal.
The terminal then associates with an access point, contacts the Twin Client Manager, and
then downloads the program, configuration, and IP address of the terminal.
During the download, progress messages are displayed on the terminal. Pauses in activity
of up to 10 seconds will be observed as the terminal writes to EEPROM. The download
requires approximately 2 minutes to complete.
The following table describes the error messages that will be displayed on the terminal in
the event of a download failure, and can be used as a guide to correcting the problem.
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Error Indication
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
NOT Associated
Invalid NETID
No AirLoad Manager
Found
AirLoad Manager not
active, or not installed
on the LAN segment
Manager not Active
Previously identified
AirLoad Manager is no
longer found.
IP stack on terminal
failed to load.
Transient
communications failure
Run CFG24 (or current Unitech radio
setup program) and set NETID to
match the access point. See Terminal
Setup Using Twin Client Menus.
Ensure that the PC with Twin Client
Manager is on the same segment and
that the PC is operating. If the PC is
not on the same segment, enter the
address of the PC in response to the
terminal prompt.
Same as above.
Unable to open
connection
Timeout waiting for
data
Reload Unitech driver files.
Download aborted
Socket closed during
download
Reboot terminal. If problem persists,
check the RFSYNC.log in the
PowerNetTN directory.
Ensure PC is operating. Reboot
terminal and retry.
Manager inactive
PC not operating
Restart the PC.
After taking the corrective action, the terminal must be booted again. A successful
wireless connection and download is indicated by the display of the Twin Client main
menu shown below.
Twin Client
© 1991-2006, Connect, Inc.
Keypress to Continue
Note: The date of 2006 on the terminal is updated at the time of a new release.
The terminal is now ready to establish a Telnet session with the host system.
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Starting a Telnet Session
Starting a Telnet Session
At the Twin Client main menu on the terminal, press any key to establish the connection.
Until the terminal has been authorized, the following screen is displayed.
RECOVERABLE ERROR
Terminal not
Authorized for
Twin Client
Keypress to Continue
It is not necessary to authorize the terminal at this time, so press any key to continue. The
terminal will establish a connection with the host system and start emulation. If the
terminal fails to connect to the host, refer to the following table.
Failure Cause
Corrective Action
Incorrect Host IP address
Correct the Host List address on the terminal. Refer to the
Chapter 4 sub-section Terminal Setup Using Twin Client
Menus for instructions.
Access Radio Setup menu and correct the netmask value.
Refer to Terminal Setup Using Twin Client Menus for
instructions.
Incorrect netmask value
After a Telnet session has been successfully established, the terminal will remain in
session for a maximum of 30 minutes at a time until it has been authorized. Once
authorized, there is no software restriction to the session time. The instructions for
authorizing the terminal are presented in Authorizing PowerNet in Chapter 4.
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Chapter 4 • Standard Setup
The default terminal setup is sufficient for most installations. However, to meet sitespecific requirements, it may be necessary to customize terminal operation. The standard
setup options simplify this process and can be modified by the following methods:
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Using the Twin Client Manager.
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Using the Twin Client terminal menu system.
This chapter describes how to use the Twin Client Manager and the terminal menu
systems to set up the terminal. Also described are the methods for authorizing the
terminal software.
Setup Using Twin Client Manager
The Twin Client Manager provides a Standard Settings tab for automatic setup of the
terminals. Select Standard from under the View menu. The options within this tab may
vary according to the emulation selected, each of which is described below.
VT Settings
Select the VT emulation setup by clicking on the Settings menu and then the Emulation
menu, as shown below.
Then click on the VT100 or VT220 selection, as shown below.
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Standard Setup
Click on OK after the selection is made, and return to the main Twin Client Manager
menu. The standard settings tab will now reflect the settings for VT emulation.
Quadrant Mode
This scrolling list option defines the rules by which the terminal display is positioned in
the larger host display. As defined by Twin Client, quadrants are fixed position
"windows" in the host display, and the terminal display is located on whatever quadrant
contains the current cursor position.
Off disables quadrant processing and Twin Client simply centers the current host
input field in the terminal display.
On enables quadrant processing. However, input fields that cross quadrant
boundaries result in a shift to the left in order to locate as much of the current input
field on the terminal display.
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Soft always positions on a quadrant boundary regardless of input field boundaries.
Viewing keys are enabled.
Hard is the same as Soft except the viewing keys are disabled.
Lock locks the terminal display origin (upper left corner) to fixed row and column
(x,y) coordinates in the host display. The coordinates are zero-based.
Font
The Font Size scroll box provides a choice of font size for the display of characters. The
Bold Font check box enables (checked) and disables (unchecked) the display of
characters in bold font.
Key Click
This check box enables (checked) or disables (unchecked) audible key clicks from the
terminal. The default value is on (checked).
Printer Type
This scrolling list selects the attached printer type. The default value is none, indicating
that no printer is attached.
5250 Settings
Select the 5250 emulation setup by clicking on the Settings menu and then the
Emulation menu, as shown below.
Then click on the 5250 selection, as shown below.
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Standard Setup
Click on OK after the selection is made, and return to the main Twin Client Manager
menu. The standard settings tab will now reflect the settings for 5250 emulation.
Quadrant Mode
This scrolling list option defines the rules by which the terminal display is positioned in
the larger host display. As defined by Twin Client, quadrants are fixed position
"windows" in the host display, and the terminal display is located on whatever quadrant
contains the current cursor position.
Off disables quadrant processing and Twin Client simply centers the current host
input field in the terminal display.
On enables quadrant processing. However, input fields that cross quadrant
boundaries result in a shift to the left in order to locate as much of the current input
field on the terminal display.
Soft always positions on a quadrant boundary regardless of input field boundaries.
Viewing keys are enabled.
Hard is the same as Soft except the viewing keys are disabled.
Lock locks the terminal display origin (upper left corner) to fixed row and column
(x,y) coordinates in the host display. The coordinates are zero-based.
Font
The Font Size scroll box provides a choice of font size for the display of characters. The
Bold Font check box enables (checked) and disables (unchecked) the display of
characters in bold font.
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Key Click
This check box enables (checked) or disables (unchecked) audible key clicks from the
terminal. The default value is on (checked).
Printer Type
This scrolling list selects the attached printer type. The default value is none, indicating
that no printer is attached.
3270 Settings
Select the 3270 emulation setup by clicking on the Settings menu and then the
Emulation menu, as shown below.
Then click on the 3270 selection, as shown below.
Click on OK after the selection is made, and return to the main Twin Client Manager
menu. The standard settings tab will now reflect the settings for 3270 emulation.
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Standard Setup
Quadrant Mode
This scrolling list option defines the rules by which the terminal display is positioned in
the larger host display. As defined by Twin Client, quadrants are fixed position
"windows" in the host display, and the terminal display is located on whatever quadrant
contains the current cursor position.
Off disables quadrant processing and Twin Client simply centers the current host
input field in the terminal display.
On enables quadrant processing. However, input fields that cross quadrant
boundaries result in a shift to the left in order to locate as much of the current input
field on the terminal display.
Soft always positions on a quadrant boundary regardless of input field boundaries.
Viewing keys are enabled.
Hard is the same as Soft except the viewing keys are disabled.
Lock locks the terminal display origin (upper left corner) to fixed row and column
(x,y) coordinates in the host display. The coordinates are zero-based.
Font
The Font Size scroll box provides a choice of font size for the display of characters. The
Bold Font check box enables (checked) and disables (unchecked) the display of
characters in bold font.
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Key Click
This check box enables (checked) or disables (unchecked) audible key clicks from the
terminal. The default value is on (checked).
Printer Type
This scrolling list selects the attached printer type. The default value is none, indicating
that no printer is attached.
Terminal Setup Using Twin Client Menus
The Twin Client terminal software provides an internal menu system for configuring
certain parameters on the terminal and for switching between thin and thick modes of
operation. To access this menu system, press uppercase C at the startup screen as shown
in the following figure.
Twin Client
© 1991-2006, Connect, Inc.
Keypress to Continue
The following menu appears in thick (Telnet) mode:
Edit Server/Host IPs
Edit License Key
Switch Client Modes
Run Client Emulator
Exit to OS
The following menu appears in thin (Server) mode:
Edit Server/Host IPs
Run Site Survey
Switch Client Modes
Run Client Emulator
Exit to OS
Use the Up-Arrow and Down-Arrow keys to navigate the menu, and press Enter to select
the highlighted option. Each menu option is described below.
Edit Server Host IPs
If the host IP address or addresses were not pre-configured as described in the Setting the
Servers section of Configuring the Manager, or if you wish to change those settings using
the terminal menus, select this option and enter up to four Host IP addresses as required.
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Host 0
IP 206.183.67.155
Port 23__
<F3> Save <F7> Quit
Press F3 to save the configurations.
Edit License Key
The client software can be authorized automatically, as described in the next section,
Authorizing PowerNet. This menu option permits authorization of each terminal
manually. Select this option to obtain the terminal's Identification Code, which is used to
obtain the Authorization code from the Connect web site, as described in the next section.
The 12-digit value displayed at the top of the terminal screen is the Identification Code
for the terminal.
00A0F826E614
Authorization
______________
not authorized
<F3> Save <F7> Quit
Type the Authorization code into the field as it appears on the web site. Punctuation
characters, such as the hyphen (-), are required. Press F3 to save the Authorization code.
Run Site Survey
This option (a feature of Spectrum 1) is applicable to Release 5.0 and may be obsolete for
your terminal.
Switch Client Modes
The PowerNet Twin Client normally operates in thick mode, which provides direct
connection to Telnet hosts. It can also operate in thin mode, through a PowerNet OpenAir
server. Select the Switch Modes menu option to switch between thin and thick modes of
operation. Note that the host socket address for the PowerNet OpenAir servers is 1800,
which must also be changed in the Edit Host List menu described above.
Run Client Emulator
After all desired changes have been made, select the Run Emulator option to return to
the Twin Client main menu. Then press any key to establish the Telnet session and begin
emulation. Refer to Starting a Telnet Session for further instructions.
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Authorizing PowerNet
Each PowerNet Twin Client will run for 30 minutes at a time without authorization.
Uninterrupted operation for a production environment is the result of authorizing the
software.
The Twin Client Manager can automatically authorize the terminal over the wireless
network if the following requirements are met:
•
A PC running Twin Client Manager is connected to the wire LAN segment with at
least one access point within range of the terminal.
•
The System ID of the PC on which Twin Client Manager is installed has been used to
obtain a site license Authorization code from the Connect web site.
To obtain the System ID of the Twin Client Manager, click on the Authorization option
in the Tools menu, as shown below.
The Authorization window is displayed as shown below.
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Go to http://www.connectrf.com. Click on Partner Services. Click on the Generate
Authorization icon at the top of the page. Follow the directions on the web site.
Authorized Terminals
The number of terminals authorized, the number of terminals in use, and the number of
terminals remaining is provided in the Authorized Terminals box on the lower left side of
the screen.
Click on the Details button to number the options in the screen below in the order of your
priority.
Note: The terminal may or may not be able to utilize the Formatter feature depending on
its Authorization codes.
Click on an option and move it using the Up and Down buttons.
Click on OK when finished.
The Manual Authorization button is an alternate method of obtaining an Authorization
code for a terminal. This method does not utilize Airloader, as does the other method.
Click on this button, manually enter your mac address in the screen that appears, and
click on OK. This enables you to generate individual Authorization codes.
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Adding Licenses
The Add Licenses feature is used when adding additional licenses to an already site
licensed Twin Client Manager. (i.e. Twin Client Manager is licensed for 10, and the
customer purchases another 10 licenses to make a total of 20.)
From Twin Client Manager, choose Authorization from under the Tools menu. Click on
the Add Licenses button.
A pop-up box appears with the Machine ID and a space for the additional license’s
Authorization code. Enter the additional license’s Authorization code and click on OK.
Use the Machine ID in the pop-up box instead of the original Machine ID to get your
Authorization code.
If adding users, click on the Add Licenses button before generating the Authorization
code to get the most current Machine ID.
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Transferring Licenses
The Transfer Licenses feature is used when moving a site license from one PC to another.
After Twin Client Manager is installed on a new PC, you will need the System/Machine
ID for it.
From Twin Client Manager, select Authorization from under the Tools menu.
Click on the Transfer Authorization button on the old PC. You will be asked for the
new System ID. Enter this new System ID. It will generate an Authorization code for the
new PC's Twin Client Manager.
Note: This feature only works if there are licenses remaining on the old PC.
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Listing
Click on the Listing button to view Authorization codes used along with corresponding
serial numbers.
The Authorization codes used along with their corresponding serial numbers will appear.
Click on OK when finished.
Click on the Close button when finished.
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Chapter 5 • Advanced Setup
The PowerNet Twin Client permits the customization of all aspects of terminal operation
without custom programming. This chapter describes all of the advanced setup options.
Additional advanced customization features, using the Object Editors, are described in
Chapter 6.
Selecting the Advanced Setup
The Twin Client Manager is installed in the Standard Setup mode. To change to the
Advanced mode, click on the View menu and then on Advanced.
As a result, a new set of tabs is displayed, as shown below.
The following sections in this chapter describe each of the tabs and the options within
each tab.
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Customizing the Keyboard
Clicking on the Keyboard tab displays the setup options related to the terminal keyboard
and its operation.
End Key
This scrolling list selection is used to set the terminal key that terminates both the host
connection and the wireless session. The default is PF10.
Auto Send Key
This scrolling list selection is used to set the keystroke to be sent automatically by the
terminal when an input field on the terminal is filled with keyed input. That is, if an input
field is 9 characters long, and 9 characters are manually keyed into the field, the Auto
Send key is automatically transmitted with the 9 characters. The default is tab. Selecting
noop disables this feature.
Note: Selecting the Length Check option on the Scanner tab disables the Auto Send Key.
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Case Conversion
This scrolling list selection allows automatic conversion of keyed input to upper or lower
case. The default value is none, meaning no conversion takes place.
Mapping Object
This feature of PowerNet Twin Client allows for custom keyboard development. For
example, the tab key can changed to generate a PF4. This is an advanced integration tool
and its use is described in Chapter 6.
Macro Object (VT Only)
This feature is used to assign a key sequence to a specific terminal key. For example, the
PF1 key can be set to generate a sequence such as receiving. This is an advanced
integration tool and its use is described in Chapter 6.
Mode (VT Only)
This scrolling list selection controls the transmission characteristics of the VT emulation.
In char mode, each keystroke generates an individual transmission. In block mode, a
transmission takes place only after a control key, such as Enter or a PF key, is depressed.
The block mode is more efficient. Refer to Chapter 6, Advanced Display Options for VT,
for more details on setting block mode operation.
Note: When set to char mode, the Collection timer value in the Timers tab should be set
to between 30 and 50 milliseconds for maximum performance.
Auto EOF (3270 only)
This check box option enables (checked) or disables (unchecked) the automatic erasure of
all data in a field prior to keyed or scanned data input. The default value is disabled
(unchecked).
Clear First (3270 only)
This check box option enables (checked) or disables (unchecked) the automatic erasure of
all data in a field prior to keyed or scanned data input. The default value is disabled
(unchecked).
Serial Input
This check box option enables (checked) or disables (unchecked) the viewing of the
terminal screen in hyperterminal.
Advanced (3270 only)
Clicking on the Advanced button brings up the Advanced 3270 Keyboard screen and
provides a variety of special key generation options. This is an advanced integration tool
and its use is described in Chapter 6.
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Customizing the Display
Clicking on the Display tab shows the options related to the terminal display and its
operation.
Quadrant Mode
This scrolling list option defines the rules by which the terminal display is positioned in
the larger host display. As defined by Twin Client, quadrants are fixed position
"windows" in the host display, and the terminal display is located on whatever quadrant
contains the current cursor position.
Off disables quadrant processing and Twin Client simply centers the current host
input field in the terminal display.
On enables quadrant processing. However, input fields that cross quadrant
boundaries result in a shift to the left in order to locate as much of the current input
field on the terminal display.
Soft always positions on a quadrant boundary regardless of input field boundaries.
Viewing keys are enabled.
Hard is the same as Soft except the viewing keys are disabled.
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Lock locks the terminal display origin (upper left corner) to fixed row and column
(x,y) coordinates in the host display. The coordinates are zero-based.
Scroll Mode
This scrolling list option selects the rule used for moving the terminal display within the
host display using the viewing keys.
Half scrolls the terminal display in half-screen increments. For example, given a 16-
column screen, the screen is scrolled left and right 8 columns at a time.
Full scrolls the terminal display in full screen increments. For example, given a 16-
column screen, the screen is scrolled left and right 16 columns at a time.
Language
This scrolling list option selects the display character mapping and the translation table
used for error messages displayed on the terminal. The default value is English. The file
umsgs.txt, which is installed with PowerNet Twin Client, contains all of the current
language translations.
In the event a specific language is not translated, or if a specific message is not correctly
translated, visit the Connect web site at http://www.connectrf.com and check the Support
page for a related Tech Note. If the issue has not been addressed, email
support@connectrf.com and request a Product Change Request (PCR).
Cursor Appearance
This scrolling list option selects the manner in which the cursor is displayed on the
terminal. The default value is hard.
Type Appearance
Soft
Blinking Underscore (_)
hard Blinking Block „
hide
None
Mapping Object
This feature is used to modify the displayed character set. This is an advanced integration
option and its use is described in Chapter 6.
Dialog Object
This feature is used to build session automation scripts, and is an advanced integration
option described in Chapter 6.
Formatter
This feature is used to re-format the host display onto the terminal display. This is an
advanced integration option and is described in Chapter 6.
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Relocation Group
This option group allows rows of the host display to be relocated automatically. This
option is particularly useful when the application generates important error messages on a
specific row that is not necessarily within the terminal's display area.
Source
Defines the starting row (zero-based) in the host display that is relocated to the
destination row of the host display. The default is zero (0).
Destination
Defines the starting source row location (zero-based) in the host display. Default is zero
(0).
Row Count
Specifies the number of host display rows to be relocated, starting with the row defined
by the Source option and continuing from top to bottom of the display. The default, zero
(0), disables row relocation.
Move Blank
This check box enables unconditional relocation (checked), or enables relocation only
when data is present on the source row or rows (unchecked). The default is unchecked.
Reverse Video
This check box enables (checked) or disables (unchecked) the processing of the reverse
video display attribute on the terminal. The default value “default” is on (checked).
Wait Message
This check box enables (checked) or disables (unchecked) the display of the message
Waiting for Data on the terminal display. This message is used to indicate that the
terminal has transmitted data to the host application and is waiting for a response. The
default value is enabled (checked).
Default Data (3270/5250 only)
This check box enables (checked) or disables (unchecked) editing of data present in the
current input field prior to entry of new data by the terminal operator.
Font Size
Font options chosen here are small, medium, larger, and largest.
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Bold Font
This check box enables (checked) or disables (unchecked) the display of characters in
bold font.
Advanced (VT only)
This button accesses setup options for controlling all aspects of VT display attribute
mapping and masking. This is an advanced integration tool and its use is described in
Chapter 6.
Customizing the Scanner
Clicking on the Scanner tab shows the options related to the terminal scanner and its
operation.
Send Key
This scrolling list option defines the control key automatically transmitted with scanned
data. The list of keys depends on the type of emulation in use. The noop key indicates
that no automatic control key will be sent. The default value is Enter.
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Scan Ahead
This scrolling list option defines the number of scans that can be transmitted by the
terminal without a response from the host system. The maximum is 24, and default is 1.
Set to 0, scan ahead is disabled and you cannot scan again until the host
response has been received.
Set to 1, there is no scan ahead limit.
Set to 2 and above, and the software will let you scan that many times
until a host response is received. So if you set it for 3, it will allow you to
scan only 2 more times before the host responds to the first scan.
Length Check
With Length Check off, and Auto Enter key set to "noop": Keyed or scanned input
that is equal to or greater than the field length results in an error "Entry Too Long" and
no data is transmitted.
With Length Check off, and Auto Enter key set to anything other than "noop":
a. Keyed input equal to the field length: The data and the specified Auto Enter key are
transmitted.
b. Keyed input greater than field length: This is not possible, due to a) above.
c. Scanned input equal to or greater than the field length: The data is transmitted. If the
data is greater than the field length, that data is distributed among subsequent
input fields and the Scan Termination key is transmitted (unless it is set to "noop").
With Length Check on: The Auto Enter key and its functionality are disabled for both
scanned and keyed input.
There are specific functionalities related to the various settings of length checking and the
Auto Enter key. Setting the Auto Enter key to "noop" disables the Auto Enter function
(i.e., automatic transmission of data when the field is filled or overfilled) for both
scanned and keyed input. When it is set to anything other than "noop", keyed and
scanned input is distinguished and the Auto Enter key is effective only for keyed input.
Scanned data that is equal to or greater than the field length is terminated with the Scan
Termination key instead of the Auto Enter key.
Note:
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Truncation
This check box option enables (checked) or disables (unchecked) the automatic
truncation of scanned data that is greater than the length of the input field. With both
Truncation and Length Checking disabled, oversized scans are automatically applied to
subsequent input fields as needed. If either option is enabled, this automatic application is
disabled. The default value is disabled (unchecked).
Stripping
This scrolling list option controls the rule for automatically removing trailing spaces and
underscore characters. The rules are defined as follows:
Rule
off
space
score
both
Operation
No stripping is performed.
Trailing spaces are stripped.
Trailing underscores are stripped.
Both trailing spaces and underscores are stripped.
Binary-128
This check box enables (checked) or disables (unchecked) the processing of binary code
128 bar codes on the terminal. The default value is enabled (checked).
Caution: If this option is disabled and binary-128 barcodes are used, the results are
unpredictable.
Data Mapping, Data Editor, and Decoder Control
These are advanced integration tools and are described in Chapter 6.
Scanner Type
This scrolling list option defines the type of special scanner attachment in use, if present.
External Scanner Setup
RF terminals can be ordered with an Internal scanner or they can support an external
scanner. The external scanner is connected to the bottom of the terminal through the
serial port. This requires the RS232 adapter be installed. The external scanner can be
made to work even if an internal scanner is present. However, scanner decoder controls
only apply to the internal scanner as the user only has access to the internal decoder.
The external scanner must be a serial based scanner. These are scanners that have on
board decoder hardware/software and output their signals by normal RS232 signaling
methods. These external scanners are controlled by their respective manufacturers’
program controls provided in the manual accompanying the scanner from the
manufacturer.
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The serial data stream, which the scanner outputs, needs to be in specific data format and
speed. The RF terminal user manual has the setup for some popular scanners in this
manual. It also includes the required bar codes to setup these scanners.
The following is an example of a setup for an RF terminal.
The order in which to set up the scanner is:
1 - (SET RS-232C DEFAULTS)
2 - (SET ALL DEFAULTS)
3 - RS-232 HOST BAUD RATE (9600)
4 - RS-232 HOST PARITY (NONE)
5 - RS-232 HOST DATA TRANSMISSION FORMATS (<DATA><SUFFIX>)
6 - RS-232 HOST PREFIX/SUFFIX VALUES (SUFFIX)
7 - RS-232 HOST PREFIX/SUFFIX VALUES (<1><0><1><3>)
Setting Log Levels
The terminal maintains a logging facility that can be used by Technical Support and
Engineering to assist in problem resolution. These levels should always be set to zero (0).
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Customizing Timers
Clicking on the Timers tab shows the options related to the terminal timers, as shown
below.
Timers Group
Radio
This numeric input field defines the length of time, in seconds, during which the terminal
activates the radio and waits for a response from the host application. After the time is
exceeded, an error message is displayed on the terminal. The default value is 120.
Power
This numeric input field defines the length of the time, in seconds, after which inactivity
of the scanner, keyboard, or radio results in a power saving shutdown of the terminal.
The default is 300 (5 minutes).
Backlight
This numeric input field defines the length of time, in seconds, during which the
terminal’s display backlight remains on after keyboard or scanner input. When set to a
value other than 0, the terminal turns on the backlight for the amount of time specified.
Backlight use reduces battery life. The default value is 5.
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Keepalive (3270/5250 only)
This option group circumvents host application connection timeouts by automatically
generating the selected keystroke when the terminal is inactive for the specified period of
time, in minutes.
Collection Timer (VT only)
This scrolling list option specifies the number of milliseconds the terminal waits for
inactivity from the host before processing received data. This feature is useful in
situations where the application and network latency fragments host transmissions to the
terminal, and also when host applications generate intermediate displays that are not
used. The default value is 100.
Note: For maximum performance, adjust the collection time to 30-50ms when Mode on
the Keyboard tab is set to char.
Customizing Alarms
Clicking on the Alarm tab shows the options related to the terminal alarm mechanisms, as
shown below.
Mode
This scrolling list option defines the operation of the audible alarm and scanner light on
the terminal. Default is bell.
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Off disables the audible alarm.
•
Bell enables the audible alarm as a double beep.
•
Flash enables the scan indicator light as the alarm - no audible alarm sounds.
•
Both enables the double beep and the scan indicator light as the alarm.
•
Spec1 enables the audible alarm as a single beep.
•
Spec2 enables a single beep and the scan indicator light as the alarm.
Volume
This scrolling list option set the volume of the audible alarm. The default is setting is hi.
Duration & Frequency
The next two options, duration and frequency, are used to make a distinction between
alarms and scan decode tones when the Mode is set to spec1 or spec2.
Duration
This numeric entry field defines the length of the alarm sound in milliseconds. The
default is 150.
Frequency
This numeric entry field defines the frequency of the audible alarm in Hertz. The default,
zero (0) selects the terminal's factory-set default which is terminal model dependent. The
default value is 2048.
Allow Multiple
This check box enables (checked) or disables (unchecked) multiple alarms in a single
host transmission.
Scan Duration & Frequency
The next two options, scan duration and frequency, relate to the tones generated when the
scan decoder successfully identifies a symbology.
Scan Duration
This numeric input field defines the duration of the tone generated by a successful scan
decode, in milliseconds. The default is 300.
Scan Frequency
This numeric entry field defines the frequency of the scan decode tone in Hertz. The
default, zero (0), selects the terminal's factory-set default which is terminal model
dependent.
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By Attribute (3270 only)
This scrolling list entry defines how 3270 field attributes can be used to generate alarms.
The choices are off (the default), pen for the light pen attribute, num for numeric
attribute, hi for high intensity attribute, and hal for high intensity and light pen attributes.
Protected
This check box enables (checked) or disables (unchecked) the processing of the field
attribute into audible alarms for all protected fields on the display.
Unprotected
This check box enables (checked) or disables (unchecked) the processing of the field
attribute into audible alarms for all unprotected fields on the display.
Alternate (5250 only)
This check box enables (checked) or disables (unchecked) the conversion of a single digit
character at a specified row and column on the 5250 display into the corresponding
number of audible alarms.
Row
This numeric input field specifies the zero-based row number in the 5250 display of the
alternate alarm digit.
Column
This numeric input field specifies the zero-based row number in the 5250 display of the
alternate alarm digit.
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Customizing Printers
Clicking on the Printer tab shows the options related to the terminal printer, as shown
below.
Type
This scrolling list option defines the type of printer attached to the terminal. The default
is none.
Init Object
This feature allows printer initialization commands to be sent to the terminal immediately
after the terminal establishes a session. This is an advanced integration tool and is
described in Chapter 6.
Flag Byte, Row, Column, and Clear Key (3270,5250 only)
This group of options provides 3270 and 5250 host application direct control over the
terminal printer. See the Start and End later in this section for an alternate method. VT
applications rely on standard escape sequences for the printing function.
Flag Byte
This numeric input field is a decimal value that corresponds to the ASCII-converted
value of an EBCDIC character generated by the host application. When the Flag Byte is
set to a non-zero value, the terminal checks the host display for the value at the specified
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row and column (see Flag Row and Flag Column below). If the Flag Byte is present, all
data in the display that follows the Flag Byte is routed directly to the printer, up to the
next occurrence of a Flag Byte value in the display or else the end of the display.
Flag Row
This numeric input field specifies the row (zero-based, range of 0 to23) where the Flag
Byte (defined above) is located.
Flag Column
This numeric input field specifies the column (zero-based, range of 0 to79) where the
Flag Byte (defined above) is located.
Clear Key
This scrolling list option defines the keystroke transmitted by the terminal after printing
has completed. Set the key to noop to disable transmission.
Start and End (3270 and 5250 only)
This option group provides the host application direct control over the terminal printer.
Start
Specifies a unique character sequence that, when encountered in the host display,
indicates that all subsequent characters up to but not including the End character
sequence are to be transmitted to the printer attached to the terminal. The default value is
blank which also indicates that this option is not in use.
Note:
The print data limit is 1.5 K.
End
Specifies a unique character sequence that terminates collection of data from the host
display area for transmission to the printer attached to the terminal. The default value is
blank which also indicates that this option is not in use.
Start and End Convert (3270/5250 only)
This option group provides for conversion of print data collected with the Start and End
option group from ASCII characters in hexadecimal format (0-9 and A-F) to binary. The
feature allows binary data that might otherwise interfere with the emulation to be
included in the display area. The host application is responsible for generating the
hexadecimal data.
Start Convert
Specifies a unique character sequence (ASCII-converted) within the print data collected
with the Start and End options that indicates the subsequent character pairs are
hexadecimal values that are converted to binary. A blank value, default, indicates that this
option is not in use.
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End Convert
Specifies a unique character sequence (ASCII-converted) that terminates binary
conversion. Default, blank, indicates that this option is not in use.
LXE Option (3270/5250 only)
This check box enables (checked) or disables (unchecked) the processing of print data
embedded in the datastream according to LXE printing rules.
Convert Flag Byte and Conversion (3270 only)
This option group defines the conversion of a single character (Convert Flag Byte) found
in the 3270 print data, to a printer control sequence defined by the Conversion scroll list.
Convert Flag Byte
This numeric input field defines an ASCII value, in decimal format, that will be
converted to a printer control sequence as defined by the Conversion option. The default
value is zero (0), which disables conversion.
Conversion
Specifies what the Flag Byte is converted to. The options are crnl, cr, and nl, which
represent ASCII carriage return new line, carriage return, and new line, respectively. The
default value is crnl.
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Miscellaneous Customizations
Clicking on the Misc tab shows the following options window.
Extended Command Group (3270 and 5250 only)
This option group provides 3270 and 5250 host applications with the same extended
command set available to VT applications. Refer to Chapter 6 for a detailed description
of the Extended Commands.
Start
Specifies a unique character sequence that, when encountered within the host display,
indicates that all subsequent characters up to but not including the End sequence, are to
be interpreted as an Extended Command. Default, blank, indicates that the option is not
in use.
End
Specifies a unique character sequence that terminates the Extended Command.
Data Stream Group (3270 only)
Send All MDT
This check box enables (checked) or disables (unchecked) the transmission of all fields
with the MDT (Modified Data Tag) bit set. When disabled, only unprotected fields are
transmitted. The default is enabled, which transmits all fields with the MDT set.
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Send NULL
This check box enables (checked) or disables (unchecked) the transmission of NULL
characters to the host system. The default value is disabled.
Note: For AS400 hosts, this option must be checked.
Enable TN 3270E
If this box is checked, will negotiate using TN3270E rules (see RFC 2355). If this box is
unchecked, will not negotiate TN3270E and will use IBM 3278 Mod 2.
Answerback (VT only)
This text input field defines the response returned to the host application when the
answerback command (as defined under VT emulation) is received. If this value is left
blank, the terminal automatically returns an ASCII string corresponding to the emulation
in use (vt100 or vt220). Non-graphic characters may be embedded in the answerback
field using the escape sequence \nnn , where the backslash is followed by three digits
representing the octal value. Refer to Chapter 9, ASCII Character Set Octal Values.
$1 = terminal number. IP terminals = last two octets of the IP address.
Spectrum One = 065-511
Inserting the sequences “$A”, “$B”, “$C”, and “$D” into the answerback string results in
a substitution of four octets, three octets, two octets, and the last octet of the terminal IP
address, respectively, as shown below.
$A - all four octets of the IP address (206.183.067.226)
$B - the last 3 octets (183.067.226)
$C - the last 2 octets (067.226)
$D - the last octet (226)
Given a terminal with an IP address of 206.183.67.226, the following examples
demonstrate how substitution and non-graphic escape sequences are processed.
Answerback
Hello World
$A
RF$A
RF$A\015
$B
RF$B
RF$B\015
$C
RF$C
RF$C\015
$D
RF$D
RF$D\015
Data Sent in Response to Answerback Command
Hello World
206.183.067.226
RF206.183.067.226
RF206.183.067.226<carriage return>
183.067.226
RF183.067.226
RF183.067.226<carriage return>
067.226
RF067.226
RF067.226<carriage return>
226
RF226
RF226<carriage return>
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Chapter 6 • Advanced Integration
This chapter describes the use of the advanced integration features built in to the
PowerNet Twin Client. These features make it possible to tailor Twin Client operation to
meet special customer requirements without custom programming.
Integration objects are used to implement the Twin Client advanced integration
capability. An editor is used to create and modify each object, and the objects are
associated with a terminal configuration using the Advanced setup options described in
the previous chapter. The objects then become part of the terminal's software
configuration and as a result are supported by the powerful Auto-Configuration tools
described in the Chapter 8 section, Airloader Auto-Configuration.
Clicking on the Object Editors menu of the PowerNet Twin Client Manager displays the
editor menu.
The following sections describe the use of each object, how to create the object, and how
to assign the object to a terminal configuration using the Advanced Setup options.
A detailed description of the Extended Commands, which are used by applications to
dynamically control the terminal scanner and keyboard, is included in this chapter. The
advanced emulation-specific configuration options to which the previous chapter refers
are also described here.
Keyboard/Mapping
The Keyboard/Mapping object is used to change the functionality of the terminal
keyboard. This feature is most often used to simplify keyboard usage and reduce operator
workload. It is also used to reduce re-training requirements when introducing new
terminal models.
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The need for keyboard mapping is a result of the size-restricted keypads common to all
portable terminal devices. Compensating for the physical limitations, the manufacturer
uses state modifier keys to expand the functionality of the keypad. As a result, many keys
(e.g., the Up-Arrow key) require the operator to press two or more keys to emulate a
single keystroke. Because many applications tend to rely heavily on a small group of
keys, it is advantageous to map those frequently used keys to single key strokes, thus
increasing both productivity and user acceptance.
Creating the Object
Create the object by clicking on Object Editors, then click on Keyboard/Mapping. The
Unitech keyboard appears.
The Keyboard Mapper screen provides a mock-up of a keypad on the left side of the
window, and options for key remapping on the right. By clicking on a key on the keypad
mock-up, the available options that apply to that key appear on the right. For example,
clicking on the key at the lower right corner of this model changes the display as follows.
The first column on the right side of the window, entitled Transmit, defines the emulation
key assigned to the highlighted keypad button in each of the available keyboard states
(unshifted, shifted, alpha lock, etc.). Each modified key state is initially blank, indicating
that the PowerNet default is in effect and no changes will be made to that key or its Mode
of operation. Refer to Chapter 10 for the table of default PowerNet key assignments for
the Unitech terminal.
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Keyboard/Mapping
After a key is selected, the Mode options change depending on the key selection. The
Mode column defines the action taken by the selected key combination.
The table of mode options, and their effect, is as follows.
xmit
Transmits the key.
noop
Disables the key.
edleft
Non-destructive backspace (moves) to the left of the cursor within a field.
edrite
Non-destructive space (moves) to the right of the cursor within a field.
edbksp
Destructive backspace (moves) to the left of the cursor within a field.
edeeof
Erases from current position to end of field.
edefld
Erases entire field.
lhelp
Displays terminal ID, date, time, and terminal software version number.
scan
Activates the scanner.
Saving and Assigning the Object
Save the object by clicking on File, and Save As, and then enter a name. For the
purposes of this example, the name is vt.
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Then click on Save. Return to the PowerNet Twin Client Manager menus by clicking on
button at the upper right corner of the Keyboard Mapper window.
the
Next, assign the object to a terminal configuration by opening a terminal configuration
from the File menu. Click on the advanced setup Keyboard tab, then on the Mapping
Object list button, and finally on the object name.
Save the updated terminal configuration by clicking on File, and then Save. The next
time the terminal is booted, the new configuration will be downloaded automatically and
the keyboard mapping will take effect.
Keyboard Macros
The Keyboard/Macro object is used to assign sequences of characters to the VT
programmable function keys. Using this feature, strings of characters can be assigned to a
single keystroke.
Creating the Object
Create the object by clicking on Object Editors, then Keyboard/Macros, and then enter
a file name. For the purposes of this example, the name is vt.
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Click on the Open button, and then click on the Yes button to create the new file.
The Notepad utility is then invoked. The Keyboard/Macro object is a text file with one
entry per line. Each entry uses the following format,
<keyname>=<macro string>;
where <keyname> is PF1 to PF24, and <macro string> is the macro text assigned to that
specific key. For example, to assign the text "vt100" followed by a carriage return to the
PF9 key, the entry is:
Note:
\015 represents the octal value for “carriage return”. Refer to Chapter 9, ASCII
Character Set Octal Values.
Saving and Assigning the Object
Save the object by clicking on File, then on Save, and then on Exit, which returns to the
Twin Client Manager menu.
Next, assign the object to a terminal configuration by opening a terminal configuration
from the File menu. Click on the advanced setup Keyboard tab, then on the Macro Object
list button, and finally on the object name.
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Save the updated terminal configuration by clicking on File, and then Save. The next
time the terminal is booted, the new configuration will be downloaded automatically and
the keyboard macro will take effect.
Scanner/Data Mapping
The Scanner/Data Mapping object defines barcode sequences that, when encountered in
scanned data, are automatically converted to emulator keystrokes. This feature can be
used to reduce or eliminate keyboard entry by the operator. That is, instead of pressing
the PF3 key to access a help screen, the operator scans a barcode that is mapped to the
keystroke.
Creating the Object
Create the object by clicking on Object Editors, then Scanner Data/Mapping, and then
enter a file name. For the purposes of this example, the name is vt.
Click on the Open button, and then click on the Yes button to create the new file.
The Notepad utility is then invoked. The Scanner/Data mapping object is a text file with
one entry per line. Each entry uses the following format,
<barcode>=<keystroke>;
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where <barcode> is the scanned barcode and <keystroke> is the keystroke to send when
the barcode is scanned. The following example object demonstrates three scan data
mappings, including the mapping of barcode $H to the PF3 keystroke.
Note: The Scanner/Data Mapper accepts octal notation. See the example below.
#
# Sample scanner data mapping object
#
#Format is:
# barcode scanned = send this;
#For 5250 and 3270, only AID keys can be sent Pf1-Pf24, enter,
clear, sysreq.
#When a barcode is scanned containing "001253" a Pf4 is sent to
the host
001253=pf4;
ENT=enter;
TB=tab;
#Vt100 examples
#For a tab
#When a barcode is scanned containing "thisisatab" the tab is
sent
#with octal values obtained from a standard ASCII chart
thisisatab=\009;
#For an enter
thisisanenter=\015;
#For pf1
*=\033[OP\015;
Saving and Assigning the Object
Save the object by clicking on File, then on Save, and then on Exit, which returns to the
Twin Client Manager menu.
Next, assign the object to a terminal configuration by opening a terminal configuration
from the File menu. Click on the advanced setup Scanner tab, then on the Data Mapping
Object list button, and finally on the object name.
Save the updated terminal configuration by clicking on File, and then Save. The next
time the terminal is booted, the new configuration will be downloaded automatically and
the scanner data mapping will take effect.
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Scanner/Data Editing
The Scanner/Data Editing object defines the rules for recognizing barcode patterns and
performing automatic manipulations on the barcode before it is transmitted to the host
application. This feature is most often employed when upgrading wedge-based systems.
Creating the Object
Create the object by clicking on Object Editors, then Scanner/Data Editing.
Barcode recognition is based on the Size (length) and Recognition specifiers. Once the
pattern is recognized, Operation specifiers manipulate the barcode.
The recognition specifiers consist of the four characters shown in the following table:
A
N
*
=
Alpha character
Numeric character
Any character
Must match next character
The operation specifiers consist of the following constructs:
X
*
()
““
Delete character
Copy as is
Substitute
Insert
How these specifiers identify and manipulate data is illustrated below.
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Size
Recognition
Operation
Result
PN-1245
7
AA=-NNNN
“F”*******
FPN-1245
5A5567BBAT
10
**********
**********”M”
5A5567BBATM
TGR87
5
=T=GAN*
**(S)**
TGS87
78-RHG
6
NN=-AAA
**X***
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Saving and Assigning the Object
Save the object by clicking on File, and Save As, and then enter a name. For the
purposes of this example, the name is vt.
Then click on Save. Return to the PowerNet Twin Client Manager menus by clicking on
button at the upper right corner of the Scan Editor window.
the
Next, assign the object to a terminal configuration by opening a terminal configuration
from the File menu. Click on the advanced setup Scanner tab, then on the Data Editor
Object list button, and finally on the object name.
Save the updated terminal configuration by clicking on File, and then Save. The next
time the terminal is booted, the new configuration will be downloaded automatically and
the scan data editor object will take effect.
Scan/Decoder Control
The Scan/Decoder Control object modifies the operation of the scan decoder in the
terminal. Any of the supported symbologies can be enabled or disabled, and all of the
parameters associated with a specific symbology can be modified to meet specific
customer requirements.
This feature is used primarily to reduce errors and increase performance. For example, a
terminal used in a receiving application can be restricted to symbologies used only in the
receiving department, thus reducing the opportunity for scan decoder errors and, in many
cases, increasing scanner performance. As another example, the scan decoder can be
instructed to return a successful scan only when the barcode is of a certain length. As a
result, the opportunity for a scan decoder error is further reduced.
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PowerNet Twin Client also allows the scanner to be controlled dynamically by the
application. This is accomplished through the use of the Extended Command set, which is
described later in this chapter.
Creating the Object
Create the object by clicking on Object Editors, then Scanner/Decoder Control.
The check box next to the symbology enables (checked) or disables (unchecked) the
symbology. The options for a specific symbology are available for modification by
highlighting the select symbology.
Saving and Assigning the Object
Save the object by clicking on File, and Save As, and then enter a name. For the
purposes of this example, the name is vt.
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Display/Mapping
Then click on Save. Return to the PowerNet Twin Client Manager menus by clicking on
button at the upper right corner of the Decoder Control window.
the
Next, assign the object to a terminal configuration by opening a terminal configuration
from the File menu. Click on the advanced setup Scanner tab, then on the Decoder
Control Object list button, and finally on the object name.
Save the updated terminal configuration by clicking on File, and then Save. The next
time the terminal is booted, the new configuration will be downloaded automatically and
the scan decoder control object will take effect.
Display/Mapping
The Display/Mapping object is used to correct variations between application character
sets and the terminal display character set. The terminal display uses the ISO-8859-1 font
set, which is an international standard adhered to by most, but not all, applications. The
display mapping is used to resolve any discrepancies.
Creating the Object
Create the object by clicking on Object Editors, then Display/Mapping, and then enter a
file name. For the purposes of this example, the name is vt.
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Click on the Open button, and then click on the Yes button to create the new file.
The Notepad utility is then invoked. The Display/Mapping object is a text file with one
entry per line. Each entry uses the following format,
<application char>=<ISO-8859-1 char>,xlat;
where <application char> is the hexadecimal value of the character transmitted by the
host application, and <ISO-8859-1 char> is the hexadecimal value of the desired terminal
display character, followed by a comma, the word xlat, and a semicolon. Tables for both
ISO-8859-1 and the ASCII character sets are in Chapter 9.
For the purposes of this example, the English character e (0x65) will be converted to an
umlaut ë (0xEB) with the entry shown below. Note that that the two character
hexadecimal values must be preceded by 0x.
Saving and Assigning the Object
Save the object by clicking on File, then on Save, and then on Exit, which returns to the
Twin Client Manager menu.
Next, assign the object to a terminal configuration by opening a terminal configuration
from the File menu. Click on the advanced setup Display tab, then on the Mapping Object
list button, and finally on the object name.
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Display/Formatting
Save the updated terminal configuration by clicking on File, and then Save. The next
time the terminal is booted, the new configuration will be downloaded automatically and
the display mapping object will take effect.
Display/Formatting
The Display/Formatting object is used to make the host application interface easier to
use, without modifying the host application. Chapter 7 is devoted to the description of
this important integration feature.
Printer/Init
The Printer/Initialization object is used to send initialization commands to the printer at
the start of each terminal session. It can also be used to test printer operation.
Creating the Object
Create the object by clicking on Object Editors, then Printer/Init, and then enter a file
name. For the purposes of this example, the name is vt.
Click on the Open button, and then click on the Yes button to create the new file.
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The Notepad utility is then invoked. The printer/init object is a text file, allowing for the
entry of printer-specific commands. Refer to the documentation provided by the printer
manufacturer for instructions.
Saving and Assigning the Object
Save the object by clicking on File, then on Save, and then on Exit, which returns to the
Twin Client Manager menu.
Next, assign the object to a terminal configuration by opening a terminal configuration
from the File menu. Click on the advanced setup Printer tab, then on the Init Object list
button, and finally on the object name.
Save the updated terminal configuration by clicking on File, and then Save. The next
time the terminal is booted, the new configuration will be downloaded automatically and
the init object will be transmitted to the printer at the start of the next Telnet session.
Dialog
The Dialog object is a script used to automate difficult or repetitive user interactions with
the host application. It can be used to create terminal screens, collect input, generate
output, and make decisions based upon terminal keyboard or scanner input, and host
application data.
Creating the Object
Create the object by clicking on Object Editors, then Dialog. Commands selected from
scrolling list on the right are added or inserted into the scripting area on the left using the
click buttons between the two areas. The bottom left portion of the window is used to
collect arguments for those commands that require them.
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Commands and Arguments
Commands control the actions taken within the script. They can be used to interact both
with the host and the terminal, and to modify activity based on comparisons of both
terminal and host data. The following tables describe each command.
Commands
Label
Defines a target for the conditional branch commands Onfail,
Equal, If, Host State, Host Scan, and the unconditional branch
command, Goto.
Goto
Causes execution to begin unconditionally and immediately
at the named target Label.
On Fail
Upon detection of a system error, execution continues at the
named Label.
Equals
If the comparison is equal, branches to Label. Otherwise,
execution continues with the next command.
0If
If the conditions of the comparison operator are true,
branches to Label. Otherwise, execution continues with the
next command. The numeric value comparison operators,
which treat the values being compared numerically, are =
(equal), != (not equal), > (greater than), and < (less than). The
string value comparison operators, which treat the values as
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Commands
character strings, are $= (equal) and $!= (not equal).
Set Var
Change Var
Concat
Adds to or subtracts from the value of a variable.
Adds characters to the end of a variable.
Session
Returns control of the session to the terminal operator. The
operator returns control to the dialog object, at the next line,
by pressing the key defined as the End Key in the Keyboard
tab.
Host On
Initiates a TCP/IP connection to the host system.
Host Off
Terminates the TCP/IP connection to the host system.
Host Scan
Scans the host display for a value, and continues execution at
the named label if the value is found.
Host Update
Refreshes the host display. This command is used after data
has been sent to the host that may change the display, and
prior to using the Host Scan or Host State conditional branch
commands, or a Host Copy command.
Host Send
Transmits data and/or a keystroke to the host.
Host Copy
Copies characters from the host display to a variable.
Host State
If the state of the session matches the value supplied,
execution begins at the named Label. The possible values are
inactive, meaning the host session has not been established,
and plu, which means the host session has been established.
Settle
Term Enable
Term Clear
Term Display
Term Input
Term No Echo
Term Wait
Term Logoff
Exit
Sleep
Var Char
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Assigns a value to one of up to 36 variables.
Allows time for the host application to settle.
Initializes the terminal configuration parameters.
Clears the terminal display of all characters.
Puts a value or the value of a variable on the terminal display.
Prompts the terminal operator to input data.
Prompts the terminal operator to input data, which will not be
echoed on the terminal display.
Waits for any input from the terminal.
Terminates the connection to the wireless network.
Terminates execution of the dialog object.
Suspends all activity for the specified number of seconds.
Sets the character used internally by the dialog processor to
indicate the name of a variable. The character is normaLoglly
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Commands
$. This command is used only when the first character of a
value used in one of the conditional branching commands
begins with a $.
Log
Comment
Writes a message to the terminal log.
Inserts documentation in the dialog object.
Adding Commands
The scrolling list box on the right side of the window is used to select a command. Click
on the desired command and then click on the Add button to add the command to the
dialog script.
All commands that require arguments prompt for them in the box at the lower left side of
the window. In the example above, the Term Display command requires a row number
and either a variable or a character string. In this case the display string is Hello World.
Note that the text entry field scrolls to the right so that text longer than the size of the box
can be entered.
Inserting and Deleting Commands
Click on the desired dialog line on the upper left side of the window to highlight the line,
then click on the Insert button to insert a new command above the selected line, or click
on the Delete button to remove the line.
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Using Variables and Labels
The dialog object provides up to 36 variables to store temporary data collected during the
execution of the script.
These variables can be compared to fixed values or other variables using the if command.
If the comparison is true, execution branches to the specified label.
Saving and Assigning the Object
Save the object by clicking on File, and Save As, and then enter a name. For the
purposes of this example, the name is vt.
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Then click on Save. Return to the PowerNet Twin Client Manager menus by clicking on
button at the upper right corner of the Decoder Control window.
the
Next, assign the object to a terminal configuration by opening a terminal configuration
from the File menu. Click on the advanced setup Display tab, then on the Dialog Object
list button, and finally on the object name.
Save the updated terminal configuration by clicking on File, and then Save. The next
time the terminal is booted, the new configuration will be downloaded automatically and
the dialog object will take effect.
Extended Commands
The host application can control the terminal's scanner and keyboard dynamically, while
the terminal is in session, by issuing the extended commands described in the following
sections.
Dynamic Decoder Control
The format and content of the commands that control the scan decoder are described in
the following sub-sections.
CODABAR Control
Extended Command:
<ESC>[?0;<state>;<minlen>;<maxlen>;0z
•
State:
Disable/enable codabar scanning. 0=disabled, 1=enabled.
•
Minlen:
Minimum valid barcode length. Valid values are 1–54.
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Maximum valid barcode length. The maximum length must be greater
than or equal to the minimum length. Valid values are 1–54.
Maxlen:
CODE 11 Control
Extended Command:
<ESC>[?11;<state>;<minlen>;<maxlen>;<depend>z
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State:
Disable/enable code 11. 0=disabled, 1=enabled.
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Minlen:
Minimum valid barcode length. Valid values are from 4 to 54.
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Maxlen:
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Depend:
Maximum valid barcode length. The maximum length must be greater
than or equal to the minimum length. Valid values are from 4 to 54.
Number of check digit. Valid values are 0, 1, or 27.
CODE 128
Extended Command:
<ESC>[?2;<state>;<minlen>;<maxlen>;0z
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State:
Disable/enable code 128 scanning. 0=disabled, 1=enabled.
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Minlen:
Specify minimum valid barcode length. Valid values are from 1 to 54.
•
Maxlen:
Specifies the maximum valid barcode length. The maximum length must
be greater than or equal to the minimum length. Valid values are from 1 to 54.
CODE 39
Extended Command:
<ESC>[?3;<state>;<minlen>;<maxlen>;<depend>z
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State:
Disable/enable code 39 scanning. 0=disabled, 1=enabled.
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Minlen:
Specifies the minimum valid barcode length. Valid values are from
1 to 54.
•
Maxlen:
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Depend:
Specifies the maximum valid barcode length. The maximum length must
be greater than or equal to the minimum length. Valid values are from 1 to 54.
Disable/enable full ASCII code 39 interpretation. 0=disabled, 1=enabled.
CODE 49
Extended Command:
<ESC>[?4;<state>;0;0;0z
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State:
Disable/enable code 49 scanning. 0=disabled, 1=enabled.
CODE 93
Extended Command:
<ESC>[?5;<state>;<minlen>;<maxlen>;0z
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Disable/enable code 93 scanning. 0=disabled, 1=enabled.
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Minlen:
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Maxlen:
Minimum valid barcode length. Valid values are 1–54.
Maximum valid barcode length. The maximum length must be greater
than or equal to the minimum length. Valid values are 1–54.
D 2 of 5
Extended Command:
<ESC>[?6;<state>;<minlen>;<maxlen>;0z
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State:
Disable/enable code 25. 0=disabled, 1=enabled.
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Minlen:
Minimum valid barcode length. Valid values range from 1–54.
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Maxlen:
Maximum valid barcode length. The maximum length must be greater
than or equal to the minimum length. Valid values range from 1–54.
INTERLEAVED 2 OF 5
Extended Command:
<ESC>[?7;<state>;<minlen>;<maxlen>;0z
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State:
Disable/enable interleaved 2 of 5 scanning. 0=disabled, 1=enabled.
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Minlen:
Minimum valid barcode length. Valid values range from 1 to 54.
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Maxlen:
Maximum valid barcode length. The maximum length must be greater
than or equal to the minimum length. Valid values range from 1–54.
EAN-13
Extended Command:
<ESC>[?8;<state>;0;0;0z
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State:
Disable/enable EAN-13 scanning. 0=disabled, 1=enabled.
EAN-8
Extended Command:
<ESC>[?9;<state>;0;0;0z
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State:
Disable/enable EAN-8 scanning. 0=disabled, 1=enabled.
PLESSEY/MSI
Extended Command:
<ESC>[?10;<state>;<minlen>;<maxlen>;<depend>z
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State:
Disable/enable code MSI scanning. 0=disabled, 1=enabled.
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Minlen:
Minimum valid barcode length. Valid values are from 4 to 54.
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Maxlen:
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Depend:
Maximum valid barcode length. The maximum length must be greater
than or equal to the minimum length. Valid values are from 4 to 54.
Specifies the number of required check digits. Valid values are 0, 1, or 2.
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UPC-A
Extended Command:
<ESC>[?13;<state>;0;0;0z
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Disable/enable UPC-A scanning. 0=disabled, 1=enabled.
UPC-E0
Extended Command:
<ESC>[?14;<state>;0;0;0z
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State:
Disable/enable UPC-E0 scanning. 0=disabled, 1=enabled.
UPC-E1
Extended Command:
<ESC>[?15;<state>;0;0;0z
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State:
Disable/enable UPC-E1 scanning. 0=disabled, 1=enabled.
Supplemental Barcode Handling (UPC/EAN) Options
Extended Command:
<ESC>[?12;<state>;<minlen>;<maxlen>;<depend>z
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State:
•
Minlen:
•
Maxlen:
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Depend:
This flag should always be set to one.
Specifies if two character supplementals are enabled/disabled (only
applies to transmit mode 1). 0=no codes with two character supplementals decoded,
1=codes with two character supplementals decoded.
Indicates if five character supplementals are enabled/disabled (only
applies to transmit mode 1). 0=no codes with five character supplementals decoded,
1=codes with five character supplementals decoded.
Specifies the supplemental transmit mode. 0=no supplementals
transmitted to host, supplemental enable/disable ignored. 1=only codes with the
appropriate supplemental (from minlen/maxlen) decoded. 2=all codes sent as is,
supplemental enable/disable ignored.
Disabling All Decoders
Extended Command:
<ESC>[?z
This command is used to disable all barcodes on the handheld. Typically this would be
issued before turning on an individual barcode type just to make sure of the state of the
active barcodes.
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Input Mode Command
The input mode parameter sent from the application controls (via the host application)
whether the terminal accepts input from the keyboard, the scanner or both. The format of
this command is as follows:
<ESC>[!1;<mode>z
The mode parameter can be one of the following:
Mode
Action
Description
Scan and Key
Data initially accepted from either the keyboard or
scanner. Scanning, allowed on a partially keyed
field, causes the keyed data to be discarded and the
scanned data to be accepted.
1
Scan or Key
Data initially accepted from either the keyboard or
scanner. Scanning is not allowed on a partially
keyed field. If the operator clears the field then
scanning is again allowed.
2
Scan Only
Data accepted only from the scanner. Use caution
when using this command, bad barcode can block
the user from completing input.
3
Key Only
Data accepted only from keyboard, the scanner off.
0
(default)
Key Input Mode Command
The processing of keyed input can be controlled dynamically, while the terminal is in
session. The format of this command is as follows:
<ESC>[!2;<mode>z
The mode parameter can be one of the following.
Mode
0
(default)
Description
Accepts characters between 0x20 and 0x7F.
1
Accepts alphabetic characters only.
2
Accepts numeric characters only.
3
Accepts alphanumeric characters only.
For example, to allow keyboard input of numeric characters only, use the following
sequence:
<ESC>[!1;3z<ESC>[!2;2z
(HEX equivalent: 1B 5B 21 31 3B 33 7A 27 5B 21 32 3B 32 7A)
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To reset the terminal back to normal input, use the following sequence:
<ESC>[!1;0z<ESC>[!2;0z
(HEX equivalent: 1B 5B 21 31 3B 30 7A 27 5B 21 32 3B 30 7A)
Dynamic Font Change
Where DoubleHigh and DoubleWide can each be either 0 or 1:
<ESC>[!5;<DoubleHigh>;<DoubleWide>;z
To set only Double High mode:
<ESC>[!5;1;0;z
To set only Double Wide mode:
<ESC>[!5;0;1;z
To set Double High, Double Wide mode:
<ESC>[!5;1;1;z
To restore normal fonts:
<ESC>[!5;0;0;z
Advanced Display Options for VT
The Advanced button in the advanced view Display tab is active when VT100 or VT220
emulation is selected. This option group controls how display attributes are processed,
and it can also be used to simulate block mode operation (see the Mode option
description in the Chapter 5 section, Customizing the Keyboard).
Attribute Mask
This check box group enables (checked) or disables (unchecked) the display of the
indicated character attribute. Unitech character-based terminal displays are capable of
displaying only the Reverse and Blinking attributes. All other attributes, if enabled, are
displayed in Reverse, except for those attributes checked in the Blink Mask group (see
below).
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Field Mask
The VT100 and VT220 protocols do not support the more efficient block mode of
operation that is standard in the 3270 and 5250 protocols, since there are no VT100 or
VT220 protocol commands for defining input fields.
However, Twin Client makes it possible to simulate block mode operation by using video
display attributes to define input fields. Each box checked in the Field Mask window
indicates a video attribute that will be recognized as an input field specification by the
emulator. During a terminal session with a host, whenever the cursor is positioned on
character with the selected attribute(s), all characters to the right of that position with the
same attribute are interpreted to specify the length of the input field.
Blink Mask
This check box group is used to enable (checked) or disable (unchecked) the conversion
of the selected attribute to Blinking.
Advanced 3270 Keyboard Options
The Advanced button in the advanced view Keyboard tab is active when the 3270
emulation is selected. The option groups in this window are used to automate keystroke
generation under the special conditions described in the following subsections. It is also
used determine the action taken with oversized scans.
Attribute Key
This option is used to automatically transmit a keystroke to the 3270 host when the 3270
field matches the selected attribute. The automatic keystroke generation can be based on
whether the input is scanned, or keyed, or both.
Note: When this feature is made active (setting the Key to a value other than noop and
setting the Scan Field and or Key Field to a value other than off) it overrides all
other automatic keystroke generation rules except for the Last Field Keys rules
(described later in this section).
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Key
This scrolling list box is used to select the 3270 keystroke sent with scanned or keyed
input when the field matches the selected attribute setting specified in Scan Field and Key
Field (described below). This option overrides all other automatic keystroke generation,
except for Last Field processing. The default key setting of noop disables this function.
Scan Field
This scrolling list box selects the 3270 field attribute that, when data is scanned into the
field, results in automatic transmission of the selected Key with the data to the host. The
choices are pen (for 3270 Light Pen Enabled), num (for 3270 Numeric Only), hi (for
3270 High Intensity), and hal (for 3270 High Intensity and Light Pen Enabled). The
default value is off.
Key Field
This scrolling list box selects the 3270 field attribute that, when data is keyed into the
field and the field is completely filled, results in automatic transmission of the selected
Key with the data to the host. The choices are pen (for 3270 Light Pen Enabled), num
(for 3270 Numeric Only), hi (for 3270 High Intensity), and hal (for 3270 High Intensity
and Light Pen Enabled). The default value is off.
Last Field Keys
This option is used to automate keystroke generation when the keyed or scanned input is
into the last field on the 3270 display.
Note: When this rule generates a keystroke, it overrides all other automatic keystroke
generation rules (i.e., Scan Key, Auto Send Key, and Attribute Key).
Scanned Input
This scrolling list box is used to select the 3270 keystroke to be sent when data is scanned
into the last field on the 3270 display. The default value is noop, which disables this
function.
Keyed Input
This scrolling list box is used to select the 3270 keystroke to be sent when data is keyed
into the last field on the 3270 display, and the field is filled. The default value is noop,
which disables this function.
Multiple Fields
This check box enables (checked) the Last Field Keys group only if the host display
contains more than one input field.
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NEW ENVIRON Telnet Extension
The NEW ENVIRON Telnet extension, also known as Workstation ID, is a mechanism
for providing named variables with values to the host system via a Telnet negotiation at
the beginning of each terminal session.
The New Environ option under the Twin Client Manager's Settings menu is used to
create the variables, which are applied to all terminal configurations. Variables can be
created that apply only to specific terminals (indicated by IP address). It is also possible
to create variables that apply to all terminals.
Creating Common Settings
Variables that apply to all terminal sessions are created by clicking on the Common to
all terminals button, and then entering the Variable and Value in the respective boxes.
Then click on the Set button.
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The variable and its value are then displayed in the bottom list window.
Creating Terminal Specific Settings
Variables that apply to specific terminal sessions are created by clicking on the Terminal
Specific button, and entering the last two octets of the terminal IP address. Then enter
the Variable and Value in the respective boxes and click on the Set button.
Note: Click on the Show all settings check box to display both terminal specific and
common variables.
When you set up the IP address in the New Environment entry form, you can get an
“Invalid terminal address” error message. This error is from a routine that checks the IP
address for accuracy. In IP settings, it is possible to use octal notation rather than the
more common decimal method we see most often.
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The rule is that if there is a leading zero, it assumes octal notation and checks for a valid
octal value (legal octal values are 0-7). For example, if the second half of your terminal
IP address is 078.131, the 8 in the .078 is what causes the error. The terminal client needs
the leading zero(s) to correctly find the IP address. This leads to a catch 22.
Note: The following work-around will require that you hand edit the configuration file to
add the leading zeros if required.
1. Enter the address as normal without any leading zeros. If they are all 3-digit octets, you
need do nothing. If any octet is less than 3 digits, do the next step.
2. Open the PowerNet\TwinClient\tnenv.cf file for edit. Add leading zeros to entries:
78.132:DEVNAME=RF001;!
1.133:DEVNAME=RF002;!
12.134:DEVNAME=RF003;!
→
→
→
078.132:DEVNAME=RF001;!
001.133:DEVNAME=RF002;!
012.134:DEVNAME=RF003;!
Save and send this to the terminal by doing a "Terminal/Send Configuration Files to
Terminal" operation.
Changing and Deleting Settings
Variable names and their values can be modified or deleted by clicking on the variable in
the list window. Change the variable or value by editing the Variable and/or Value
boxes, and click on the Set button. To delete the variable, press the Delete key on the
PC. Deleted variables will continue to appear in the pull down list until after the settings
have been saved.
Saving New Environ
Click on the OK button to save the New Environ settings.
TN3270E Negotiation
The following defines the TN3270E negotiation, permitting the transfer of some of the
TN3270E Sub-negotiation variables such as Lunames from the Telnet terminal to the
host during session initialization.
Note: This pertains to 3270 emulation.
TN3270E is implemented on OpenAir Linux using two text files located in the working
directory (refer to /etc/.CRF/WORKDIR). The tnenvcom.cf file allows for the definition
of variables that will be shared by all devices, and the tnenv.cf file allows for the
definition of terminal-specific variables. These files are currently created and maintained
with the system editor.
Line Entry Format, tnenvcom.cf:
VARIABLE=VALUE;
Example *DEVTYP=IBM-3278-2;*CONNECT=RFZ81;
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This will assign all terminals the luname of RFZ81.
Line Entry format, tnenv.cf:
IDENT:VARIABLE=VALUE;[VARIABLE=VALUE]…!
Where IDENT is either the last two octets of the terminal's IP address, or the three digit
Spectrum address (065-511). Multiple variables can be defined, separated by semicolons.
The entry is terminated with an exclamation.
Example file:
#IP terminals fully qualified octets 7 characters:
010.031:*DEVTYPE=IBM-3278-2;*CONNECT=RF3278.001;!
010.032:*DEVTYPE=IBM-3278-2;*CONNECT=RF3278.002;!
This will assign the terminal with an IP address of xxx.yyy.010.031 a device type of IBM3278-2 to the luname of RF3278.001.
New Environ Negotiation
The following defines the New Environ negotiation, permitting the transfer of
environmental variables from the Telnet terminal to the host during session initialization.
Note: This pertains to the 5250 and VT emulations.
New Environ is implemented on OpenAir Linux using two text files located in the
working directory (refer to /etc/.CRF/WORKDIR). The tnenvcom.cf file allows for the
definition of variables that will be shared by all devices, and the tnenv.cf file allows for
the definition of terminal-specific variables. These files are currently created and
maintained with the system editor.
Line Entry Format, tnenvcom.cf:
VARIABLE=VALUE;
Line Entry format, tnenv.cf:
IDENT:VARIABLE=VALUE;[VARIABLE=VALUE]…!
Where IDENT is either the last two octets of the terminal's IP address, or the three digit
Spectrum address (065-511). Multiple variables can be defined, separated by semicolons.
The entry is terminated with an exclamation.
Example file:
#IP terminals fully qualified octets 7 characters:
010.031:DEVNAME=RF5291.001;!
#Spectrum ONE fully qualified radio ID 3 characters
065:DEVNAME=RF5291.002;!
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Chapter 7 • The Display Formatter
The display formatter adapts full screen Telnet applications to the portable terminal
environment without any modification to the host application. This powerful tool is
included with PowerNet Twin Client, and is also used with the OpenAir server when the
Twin Client is operating the server-based "thin" mode.
A screen capture utility (included with the Twin Client Manager) is used to access the
host application via Telnet and "capture" the host displays. Once captured, the screens are
processed into a screen formatter object and assigned to a terminal configuration, which
can then be downloaded automatically to the terminal, over the wireless network.
The Twin Client Display Formatter provides the following unique features:
•
Performance - Optimized for minimum run-time overhead and maximum speed.
•
Transparency - Fully transparent to the host application.
•
Capacity - Up to 128 host screens per object, 16 terminal screens per host screen,
and 32 input fields per terminal screen.
•
Simplicity - Intuitive drag-and-drop interface for screen capture and formatting.
•
Flexibility - Supports all Twin Client terminals.
This chapter describes how to set the emulation, capture the host application displays,
and process them into formatter objects for download to the terminal.
Setting the Emulation
The first step in the formatting process is to set the emulation (VT, 3270, or 5250) in
preparation for capturing the host application displays. Click on Start, Programs,
PowerNet, and Twin Client Manager, and then the Settings menu, as shown below.
Click on Emulation and select an emulator from the list below.
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Then click on OK to return to the main PowerNet Twin Client menu.
Starting the Emulator
Start the emulator by clicking on the Object Editors menu and Screen Capture, as
shown below.
The emulation window is displayed. Click on the Session menu, and then click on
Session Settings.
In the Session Settings menu, enter the Host IP address and port of the host system, and
then Click on OK to return to the emulator main menu.
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Starting the Emulator
Note: The Host Port of 23 is standard for Telnet. However, for security reasons, the port
number may be set to other values. Consult the local network administrator if a
connection cannot be established on port 23.
To start a Telnet session with the host, click on the
toolbar icon, or click on the
Session menu and then on Connect. In this example, the 5250 emulator is used and the
host system is an IBM AS/400.
The host application displays are now ready to be captured.
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Taking Snapshots
The host screens are captured by clicking on the
toolbar icon while the desired
screen is displayed. Alternately, click on Session and then Snapshot. The following
pop-up indicates that the screen was captured.
Click on OK and continue to navigate the host application, taking snapshots of the
screens to be formatted.
Saving the Screen File
Save the snapshots at any time by clicking on the
toolbar icon. Alternately, click on
File and then Save As. The following window is displayed for entering the filename.
For this example, the filename is set to app1. Then click on the Save button to return to
the emulator.
Exiting the Emulator
The Telnet session is ended by clicking on the
toolbar icon, or by clicking on
Session and Disconnect. Return to the Twin Client Manager window to format the
screens by clicking on the icon at the top right corner of the emulator, or by clicking
on File and Exit.
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Formatting
The screen file created in the previous sections can now be formatted. This section
describes how to start the formatter, open a screen file, format the screens, save the
formatted object, and finally to assign it to a configuration.
Starting the Formatter
The formatter is started from the Twin Client Manager menu. Start the Twin Client
Manager by clicking on Start, Programs, PowerNet, and Twin Client Manager. Then
click on Object Editors, as shown below.
Click on the Display/Formatting option and the formatter window is displayed. To open
the screen file, click on File.
Then click on Open, and click on the screen filename.
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Then click on the Open button and the formatter window is displayed, including the first
host display that was captured. The terminal display window, which is blank at this time
since no formatting has taken place, is also shown.
Note:
The Terminal display window floats on top of the host screen. If it needs to be
moved, click on the title bar and drag it to a different area of the host screen.
Setting Up the Formatter
The terminal display must be set to match the terminal for which the formatter object is to
be created. Click on the Tools menu and then Setup.
Note: If, while reformatting host screens, you are able to create display fields larger than
the selected screen size causing the reformatted screen not to appear on the
terminal; Delete the terminal screen in question and reformat it, paying attention to
the width of the RF terminal screen.
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Click on the desired terminal display size, and also ensure that the host screen size is set
correctly. Then click on OK to return to the formatter.
Adding Idents
Formatting requires that each host screen be uniquely identified. One way to do this is to
highlight unique text on the host screen. (Click on the left side of the text and drag the
mouse to the right.) Then click on the right mouse button, as shown below.
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From the pull down menu, click on Add Ident. The highlighted field is now colored red
on the host display, indicating that it is an Ident field. Up to 32 items can be highlighted
on each host screen, so if a number of screens share similar features, they can be uniquely
identified by adding more Idents. In the event that a group of host displays differ only by
position of input fields, input fields can be used for Idents also.
Adding and Copying Display Text
Text can be added to the terminal display by clicking on the Terminal window, moving
the cursor to the desired display position, and typing in the text (in this case, Sign On
Screen) as shown below.
It is also useful to copy variable text from the host display to the terminal display. To do
this, move the cursor to the desired position in the host display and hold down the mouse
button while moving the cursor to the right. The text to be copied will be highlighted as
shown by the POWERNET text copied below. Then drag the highlighted text to the desired
position in the terminal display and release the mouse button.
Copying Input Fields
Input fields are copied from the host display to the terminal display by the same method
used to copy text. Click on the left side of the input field and drag the cursor to the right.
The input field will be highlighted. Now click on the field again and drag it to the desired
position in the Terminal display.
Adding Terminal Screens
New terminal screens are created by using the New button at the bottom of the Terminal
display window. This is useful when more that one terminal screen is required to format
the relevant data on the host screen. Up to 16 terminal displays can be associated with
each formatted host display. These are called terminal pages, and the page that is
displayed on the terminal at any point in time depends on the location of the host cursor
position. The page to which the corresponding input field is formatted is the one
displayed.
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Formatting
When multiple pages are present, the directional arrows are used to navigate through the
pages.
Saving the Formatter Object
The formatter object is saved by clicking on the
and Save.
toolbar icon, or by clicking on File
Assigning the Object to a Terminal Configuration
The formatter object is assigned to a terminal configuration by opening a terminal
configuration in the Twin Client Manager, assigning the object to the Display Formatting
Object, and saving the configuration.
To open a terminal configuration, click on File in the Twin Client Manager, as shown
below.
Then click on Open, and click on the desired terminal configuration.
Then click on the advanced view Display tab, pull down the Display Formatter Object
scrolling list box, and click on the object.
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Save the newly modified terminal configuration using the
toolbar icon, or click on
File and then Save. The new configuration, incorporating the formatter object, is updated
on the terminal, automatically, by booting the terminal.
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Chapter 8 • Software Management
In addition to providing functions for the download of files to the terminal via the
traditional serial connection, the Twin Client Manager also provides for the management
of terminal software and configurations automatically over the wireless network.
This chapter describes the automated capability in detail. Additional manual operations
involving serial download options are described at the end of this chapter.
Airloader Auto-Configuration
The software and supporting configuration files for all Twin Client terminals can be
configured for automated management. The Airloader Auto-Configuration form is
accessed from the Twin Client Manager Tools menu. Select Airloader.
Note: If no options are displayed, click on the Advanced<< button.
Enabling Automatic Downloads
Click to put a check in the Allow terminals to be automatically configured via RF box
to enable automatic downloading. In the event that another PC on the network is already
configured and active, the following warning message is displayed.
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Synchronizing Configuration Files
Click to put a check in the Synchronize Configuration Files box to enable automatic
synchronization of configuration files on the terminal. When the terminal is booted, its
configuration files will be compared with the most recent on the PC. The terminal is
updated automatically if it does not have the latest revision.
Synchronizing Program Files
Click to put a check in the Synchronize Program Files box to enable automatic
synchronization of program files on the terminal. When the terminal is booted, its
program files will be compared with the most recent on the PC. The terminal is updated
automatically if it does not have the latest revision.
Automatic IP Address Assignment
New terminals will be assigned IP addresses automatically if the following box is
checked.
Note: Do not check this option if a DHCP server is configured to manage address
assignments.
To set the addresses, click on the Addresses button to access the Segment Address
Assignments dialog box, as shown in the following figure.
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Enter the desired range in the From and To boxes as shown above, and then click on
Add.
Creating New Groups
New groups, with different configurations, can be created by clicking on
Terminal/Group Manager, and then clicking the right mouse button as shown below.
After the new group has been created, the group settings option becomes available for
change, as shown below.
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After the Configuration File and all of the other parameters have been set, the group is
made active by clicking on the Active check box.
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Clicking on the Thin Mode button will cause all terminals in this group that are
currently running in thick mode to be switched to thin mode the next time Airloader
is run on the terminal.
Click on the Schedule button to view a dialog box for scheduling an automatic Airloader
update.
Select the desired time and click on OK. Click on Update Now and the Airloader “push”
capability controls terminals from this end.
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Setting the Segment
Checking the Segment button restricts a terminal group to a range of IP addresses. The
IP Address can be any valid address on the segment, as it is used only to identify the
segment. The setting of the Net Mask can be used to restrict the range. This feature is
useful for segregating terminal groups by location.
Setting Force Reload
Clicking on the Force Reload button forces all terminals within a group to be
automatically updated. The following warning message appears.
Click on the Yes button to force the reload.
Setting the Default Terminal Group
New terminals that have not yet been assigned to any group are initially assigned to the
default group in effect when they are booted.
Any group can be made the default group by clicking on the group, and then clicking on
the right mouse button. Then click on the Make Default option.
Reassigning Terminals
After a terminal has been configured and assigned to the default group, it can be
reassigned to a new group by clicking on the terminal icon as shown below.
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Then, holding the mouse button down, drag the terminal icon to the desired group as
shown next.
Release the mouse button, which reassigns the terminal.
The next time the terminal is rebooted, it will be reconfigured as defined in the group
specification.
Mobile Device Manager (MDM) Features
Under Tools in Twin Client Manager are the Screen Watcher, Terminal Messenger,
and RF Monitor features.
Note: The terminal may or may not be able to utilize the Screen Watcher or Terminal
Messenger features depending on its Authorization codes.
Select Screen Watcher, enter the terminal’s IP address, and click on OK.
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A screen will appear with a display resembling the terminal screen.
Clicking on the Font button on the upper left brings up a screen in which you can modify
the font settings, as shown below.
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Select Terminal Messenger from the Tools menu.
You may enter an Address Range in the From and To boxes on this screen. Click on Add
when finished.
Enter a message to send in the space provided, select the terminal to receive this message
by clicking on it in the Select Terminal(s) column, and click on the Send button to send
the message of your choice to the terminal of your choice.
See the example of the Terminal Messenger screen below.
To remove a terminal from the list of terminals receiving your message, click on the
terminal number in the Select Terminal(s) column, and click on the Remove button.
Click on the appropriate button, Remove All, Select All, or Unselect All, to remove all
terminals, select all terminals, or unselect all terminals from the Select Terminal(s) list.
Note: Use the Ctrl and Shift keys to select multiple terminals.
Click on the Close button when finished.
Select RF Monitor from the Tools menu.
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RF Monitor is an "Over The Air" diagnostic tool. It is used to collect diagnostic trace
information from RF terminals running PowerNet Twin Client software.
It runs on a Windows PC and will send a command to the RF terminal to start tracing.
The terminal, when it receives this command, will start sending the trace information
over the RF link to the PC that issued the command. This will be written to a file on this
PC that can be sent to us for analysis.
Click on File to Select Terminal or to Exit.
Choosing Select Terminal allows you to view a log of the terminal’s activity. Enter the
Terminal IP address and Terminal IP Port, and click on OK.
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Click on Edit. Select Find and/or Find Next to search for pieces of information in your
log, or select Clear to clear the search.
Click on Actions to select Start Monitor or Stop Monitor.
Click on Tools to choose Set Debug Levels or Settings.
The options in Set Debug Levels are shown below.
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The maximum log file size can be set under Settings.
Click on View to show or hide the Toolbar and the Status Bar.
This is the Toolbar. It is found near the top of the screen.
This is the Status Bar. It is found at the bottom of the screen.
Click on About RF Monitor under Help to view version number information. Click on
About Twin Client Manager under Help in the main menu to view the following screen.
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RF Monitor is a very small program and does not even require installation. Just place it in
a directory on your PC and create a shortcut to run it. It will run on all versions of
Windows except V3.1 and Windows 95.
1. Move RF Monitor to a Windows PC with Network access to the RF terminal.
2. Run RF Monitor. (Create a shortcut or do a Start/Run.)
3. From the pull down menu, select File/Select Terminal.
4. Key in the RF terminal IP address and leave the port at 1802.
5. From the pull down menu, select Tools/Set Debug Levels. Set all levels to 9 except
Datastream and SNA.
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6. With the RF terminal sitting at the Press Any Key prompt, select Actions/Start
Monitor.
7. Press a key on the RF terminal to open a session, and you should see trace data in the
RF Monitor window. When done, end the trace and the file will be named
tnxxx.yyy.log (where xxx.yyy is the last 2 octets of the RF terminal’s IP address) in
the directory in which RF Monitor was running.
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Common Problems with RF Monitor
•
The trace won’t start.
RF Monitor uses UDP to send commands to the RF device. On busy networks, UDP
packets are not always delivered. The terminal can miss the command to start the
trace. Below are some things that can be useful.
a. Ping the RF terminal from the PC used before starting RF Monitor. (This seems
to "open" a path to the terminal.)
b. Start the Monitor with the terminal at the Press Any Key prompt. (While the
terminal is at this prompt, it is not doing much and has a better chance of hearing
the start trace command.)
•
I don't understand what this trace means.
The trace that this tool collects is engineering-level information. It allows an end user
to collect information that can be analyzed by Connect engineering.
It will generally be requested by Connect support to help diagnose a reported
problem.
To be able to read and understand these completely, you need to have an
understanding of:
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a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
Emulation protocols (IBM 5250, IBM 3270, DEC VT200, etc.)
PowerNet Twin Client products
RF Network concepts
Wired network concepts
Telnet sessions
TCP/IP
They are text files that can be read with any editor or viewer and can be useful to end
users and integrators, even if they may not have all the requirements above.
•
I have an intermittent problem and it could happen on any one of my 100
terminals. RF Monitor only does one terminal at a time. What can I do?
RF Monitor is not the right diagnostic tool for this type of problem. PowerNet
products have another diagnostic tool that can be used called the "Diagnostic Server".
This tool can be set up to run trace diagnostics on up to 300 terminals at the same
time. This tool will be provided as needed for systems under PowerNet support
agreement OR by T&M when they are not covered.
It also includes the service of a PowerNet support engineer.
Server Transfer is another feature. From the Tools menu, select Server Transfer.
The FTP Settings screen appears.
x
To send object editor and configuration files from Windows to your Linux box, enter
your server address, and click on OK.
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• May, 2006
Sending Program and Configuration Files to the Terminal
Sending Program and Configuration Files to the
Terminal
1. Boot the terminal.
2. On the PC, select Send Program Files to Terminal from the Terminal menu in Twin
Client Manager.
The following screen will appear.
3. Click on OK.
The following screen will appear.
4. Click on OK.
5. On the PC, choose Send Configuration Files to Terminal from the Terminal menu
in Twin Client Manager.
You will see the following screen.
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Software Management
6. Choose Yes.
7. Click on OK.
The following screen will appear.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
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Click on OK.
On the terminal, click on Start, Programs, File Explorer, and Windows.
Select the Aironet Client Utility icon.
Enter the SSID, etc.
Click on OK.
Click on Start, Settings, and Control Panel.
Select the Network icon and choose on the Properties tab.
Set the IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway, and click on OK.
Click on Start, Programs, TwinClient, and AirloaderSetup.
Make sure that the Run AirLoad checkbox is checked or unchecked, as desired.
Click on OK.
Warm boot the terminal.
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• May, 2006
Sending Program and Configuration Files to the Terminal
Under Terminal, you may select Receive File from Terminal.
Enter the path and file name to receive from the terminal in the Upload File dialog box.
The default file is “rf.log”. Click on OK.
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Chapter 9 • Character Sets
ISO 8859-1 Character Set
Description
Char
non-breaking space
Dec
Hex
160
A0
inverted exclamation
¡
161
A1
cent sign
¢
162
A2
pound sterling
£
163
A3
general currency sign
¤
164
A4
yen sign
¥
165
A5
broken vertical bar
¦
166
A6
section sign
§
167
A7
umlaut (dieresis)
¨
168
A8
copyright
©
169
A9
feminine ordinal
ª
170
AA
left angle quote, guillemot left
«
171
AB
not sign
¬
172
AC
soft hyphen
-
173
AD
registered trademark
®
174
AE
macron accent
¯
175
AF
degree sign
°
176
B0
plus or minus
±
177
B1
superscript two
²
178
B2
superscript three
³
179
B3
acute accent
´
180
B4
microsign
µ
181
B5
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Character Sets
9-2
Description
Char
Dec
Hex
paragraph sign
¶
182
B6
middle dot
·
183
B7
cedilla
¸
184
B8
superscript one
¹
185
B9
masculine ordinal
º
186
BA
right angle quote, guillemot right
»
187
BB
fraction one-fourth
¼
188
BC
fraction one-half
½
189
BD
fraction three-fourths
¾
190
BE
inverted question mark
¿
191
BF
capital A, grave accent
À
192
C0
capital A, acute accent
Á
193
C1
capital A, circumflex accent
Â
194
C2
capital A, tilde
Ã
195
C3
capital A, dieresis or umlaut mark
Ä
196
C4
capital A, ring
Å
197
C5
capital AE diphthong (ligature)
Æ
198
C6
capital C, cedilla
Ç
199
C7
capital E, grave accent
È
200
C8
capital E, acute accent
É
201
C9
capital E, circumflex accent
Ê
202
CA
capital E, dieresis or umlaut mark
Ë
203
CB
capital I, grave accent
Ì
204
CC
capital I, acute accent
Í
205
CD
capital I, circumflex accent
Î
206
CE
capital I, dieresis or umlaut mark
Ï
207
CF
capital Eth, Icelandic
Ð
208
D0
capital N, tilde
Ñ
209
D1
capital O, grave accent
Ò
210
D2
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• May, 2006
ISO 8859-1 Character Set
Description
Char
Dec
Hex
capital O, acute accent
Ó
211
D3
capital O, circumflex accent
Ô
212
D4
capital O, tilde
Õ
213
D5
capital O, dieresis or umlaut mark
Ö
214
D6
multiply sign
×
215
D7
capital O, slash
Ø
216
D8
capital U, grave accent
Ù
217
D9
capital U, acute accent
Ú
218
DA
capital U, circumflex accent
Û
219
DB
capital U, dieresis or umlaut mark
Ü
220
DC
capital Y, acute accent
Ý
221
DD
capital THORN, Icelandic
Þ
222
DE
small sharp s, German (sz ligature)
ß
223
DF
small A, grave accent
à
224
E0
small A, acute accent
á
225
E1
small A, circumflex accent
â
226
E2
small A, tilde
ã
227
E3
small A, dieresis or umlaut mark
ä
228
E4
small A, ring
å
229
E5
small AE diphthong (ligature)
æ
230
E6
small C, cedilla
ç
231
E7
small E, grave accent
è
232
E8
small E, acute accent
é
233
E9
small E, circumflex accent
ê
234
EA
small E, dieresis or umlaut mark
ë
235
EB
small I, grave accent
ì
236
EC
small I, acute accent
í
237
ED
small I, circumflex accent
î
238
EE
small I, dieresis or umlaut mark
ï
239
EF
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Character Sets
9-4
Description
Char
Dec
Hex
small Eth, Icelandic
ð
240
F0
small N, tilde
ñ
241
F1
small O, grave accent
ò
242
F2
small O, acute accent
ó
243
F3
small O, circumflex accent
ô
244
F4
small O, tilde
õ
245
F5
small O, dieresis or umlaut mark
ö
246
F6
division sign
÷
247
F7
small O, slash
ø
248
F8
small U, grave accent
ù
249
F9
small U, acute accent
ú
250
FA
small U, circumflex accent
û
251
FB
small U, dieresis or umlaut mark
ü
252
FC
small Y, acute accent
ý
253
FD
small THORN, Icelandic
þ
254
FE
small Y, dieresis or umlaut mark
ÿ
255
FF
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• May, 2006
ASCII Character Set
ASCII Character Set
Decimal and Hexadecimal Values
Dec
Hex
Dec
Hex
Dec
Hex
Dec
Hex
NUL
0
00
SP
32
20
@
64
40
`
96
60
SOH
1
01
!
33
21
A
65
41
a
97
61
STX
2
02
"
ETX
3
03
34
22
B
#
35
23
66
42
b
98
62
C
67
43
c
99
63
EOT
4
04
$
36
24
D
68
44
d
100
64
ENQ
5
05
%
37
25
E
69
45
e
101
65
ACK
6
06
&
38
26
F
70
46
f
102
66
BEL
7
07
´
39
27
G
71
47
g
103
67
BS
8
08
(
40
28
H
72
48
h
104
68
HT
9
09
)
41
29
I
73
49
i
105
69
NL
10
0A
*
42
2A
J
74
4A
j
106
6A
VT
11
0B
+
43
2B
K
75
4B
k
107
6B
NP
12
0C
,
44
2C
L
76
4C
l
108
6C
CR
13
0D
-
45
2D
M
77
4D
m
109
6D
SO
14
0E
.
46
2E
N
78
4E
n
110
6E
SI
15
0F
/
47
2F
O
79
4F
o
111
6F
DLE
16
10
0
48
30
P
80
50
p
112
70
DC1
17
11
1
49
31
Q
81
51
q
113
71
DC2
18
12
2
50
32
R
82
52
r
114
72
DC3
19
13
3
51
33
S
83
53
s
115
73
DC4
20
14
4
52
34
T
84
54
t
116
74
NAK
21
15
5
54
35
U
85
55
u
117
75
SYN
22
16
6
54
36
V
86
56
v
118
76
ETB
23
17
7
55
37
W
87
57
w
119
77
CAN
24
18
8
56
38
X
88
58
x
120
78
EM
25
19
9
57
39
Y
89
59
y
121
79
SUB
26
1A
:
58
3A
Z
90
5A
z
122
7A
ESC
27
1B
;
59
3B
[
91
5B
{
123
7B
FS
28
1C
<
60
3C
\
92
5C
|
124
7C
GS
29
1D
=
61
3D
]
93
5D
}
125
7D
RS
30
1E
>
62
3E
^
94
5E
~
126
7E
US
31
1F
?
63
3F
_
95
5F
DEL
127
7F
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Character Sets
ASCII Character Set
Octal Values
Oct
9-6
Oct
Oct
Oct
NUL
000
SP
040
@
100
`
140
SOH
001
!
041
A
101
a
141
STX
002
"
042
B
102
b
142
ETX
003
#
043
C
103
c
143
EOT
004
$
044
D
104
d
144
ENQ
005
%
045
E
105
e
145
ACK
006
&
046
F
106
f
146
BEL
007
´
047
G
107
g
147
BS
010
(
050
H
110
h
150
HT
011
)
051
I
111
i
151
NL
012
*
052
J
112
j
152
VT
013
+
053
K
113
k
153
NP
014
,
054
L
114
l
154
CR
015
-
055
M
115
m
155
SO
016
.
056
N
116
n
156
SI
017
/
057
O
117
o
157
DLE
020
0
060
P
120
p
160
DC1
021
1
061
Q
121
q
161
DC2
022
2
062
R
122
r
162
DC3
023
3
063
S
123
s
163
DC4
024
4
064
T
124
t
164
NAK
025
5
065
U
125
u
165
SYN
026
6
066
V
126
v
166
ETB
027
7
067
W
127
w
167
CAN
030
8
070
X
130
x
170
EM
031
9
071
Y
131
y
171
SUB
032
:
072
Z
132
z
172
ESC
033
;
073
[
133
{
173
FS
034
<
074
\
134
|
174
GS
035
=
075
]
135
}
175
RS
036
>
076
^
136
~
176
US
037
?
077
_
137
DEL
177
PowerNet Twin Client Reference
• May, 2006
Chapter 10 • Keypad Configuration
This chapter describes the PowerNet key assignments applied to Unitech terminals used
in Twin Client advanced mode. The figures and tables identify the key assignments by
terminal model and emulation.
Adhesive decals that reflect the configurations described in this chapter are available for
Unitech terminals in each of the emulations (3270, 5250, and VT).
Keypad Figures
The keypad figures in this section are designed to be of use without color. The
convention for describing the effect of modifier keys is as follows:
func
keytop
KEYTOP refers to the characters printed on the top of the key by the manufacturer. In
this example, the FUNC key is the modifier.
In the example figure above, the keystroke generated in the un-modified state is an 0. The
programmable function key backlight is generated by pressing the FUNC modifier key
before pressing the 0 key, illustrated below.
backlight
0
To select the Twin Client Keyboard, follow these instructions.
1. Click on Start, Settings, and Control Panel.
2. Select the Input Panel.
3. Choose TwinClient kbd from the drop down menu.
4. Choose OK.
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• May, 2006
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Keypad Configuration
F1
Esc
Tab
CAP
F2
1
F3
2
q
F4
3
w
a
4
s
5
r
e
d
Shift
z
x
c
CTL
´
au
¨
`
\
Standard
F5
6
g
b
F7
7
y
t
f
v
F6
8
n
9
u
h
F9
o
k
,
Function
F10
-
0
i
j
m
F8
p
=
←
[
]
;
l
.
/
↓
↑
‘
←
←
→
Special
Lowercase Character Standard Keyboard Mode
10-2
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• May, 2006
Keypad Figures
F1
F2
Esc
!
Tab
Q
CAP
F3
@
E
S
%
R
D
Shift
Z
X
C
CTL
´
au
¨
~
|
Standard
F5
$
#
W
A
F4
Y
T
G
B
F7
&
^
F
V
F6
N
(
*
J
M
O
K
<
F9
)
I
U
H
F8
_
P
L
+
Del
}
{
“
:
>
?
↓
↑
Function
F10
←
←
→
Special
Uppercase Character Standard Keyboard Mode
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Keypad Configuration
F1
F2
F3
¡
F4
Esc
¿
Tab
à
á
è
é
ò
ó
ô
ý
ÿ
CAP
Shift
CTL
´
au
¨
¢
œ
Standard
F5
â
ä
ê
õ
å
ì
ë
ö
F7
◦
§
¥
£
ã
F6
ç
î
ù
ú
F10
-
ð
ü
/
↓
↑
Function
←
=
ñ
Þ
ï
û
F9
µ
±
æ
í
F8
[
]
š
‘
←
←
→
Special
Lowercase International Symbol Keyboard Mode
10-4
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• May, 2006
Keypad Figures
F1
F2
F3
Œ
Esc
¿
¡
Tab
À
Á
CAP
È
Shift
Ò
CTL
´
au
¨
F4
¢
Â
É
Ä
Ë
Ê
Ô
Ý
Ÿ
Õ
F6
¥
£
Ã
Ó
Standard
F5
F7
§
Ì
Í
Ù
Ö
±
°
Æ
Å
F10
Ñ
þ
Ü
?
↓
↑
Function
Del
+
-
Ð
Ï
Û
F9
µ
Ç
Î
Ú
F8
{
}
Š
“
←
←
→
Special
Uppercase International Symbol Keyboard Mode
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Keypad Configuration
func
darken
tab
1
3
2
up
lighten
bksp
4
5
6
down
7
8
9
enter
bklite
0
Numeric Keyboard
func
keypad
10-6
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• May, 2006
Keypad Figures
PF1
PF2
PF3
PF4
PF5
PF9
PF10
PF11
PF12
PF13
PF17
PF18
PF19
PF20
PF2
1
Standard
Function
PF7
PF8
PF1
4
PF15
PF16
PF2
2
PF23
PF24
PF6
Special
Function Keys
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Keypad Configuration
Home
Insert
Top
Bottom
PA1
PA2
PA3
special
Standard
Function
VT100
10-8
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• May, 2006
Keypad Figures
Home
Reset
PA1
Standard
EEOF
PA2
Clear
PA3
Function
Sysreq
special
Special
3270
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Keypad Configuration
Help
Attn
Sysreq
Fexit
Fplus
Fminus
Home
EEOF
Reset
Del
Clear
Insert
Print
Dup
FM
special
Rolldn Rollup
Standard
Function
Special
5250
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• May, 2006
Unitech Terminal Keypad Tables
Unitech Terminal Keypad Tables
The keypad tables in this section are organized by terminal model, keypad configuration,
and emulation. The key values represent the default keypad assignments applied to the
terminal in Twin Client advanced mode.
Table entries that are blank indicate the key is not assigned, or not relevant to the
emulation.
Key
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
j
k
l
m
n
o
p
q
r
s
t
u
v
w
x
y
z
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
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VT
<a>
<b>
<c>
<d>
<e>
<f>
<g>
<h>
<i>
<j>
<k>
<l>
<m>
<n>
<o>
<p>
<q>
<r>
<s>
<t>
<u>
<v>
<w>
<x>
<y>
<z>
<Shift><a>
<Shift><b>
<Shift><c>
<Shift><d>
<Shift><e>
<Shift><f>
<Shift><g>
<Shift><h>
<Shift><i>
<Shift><j>
<Shift><k>
<Shift><l>
<Shift><m>
<Shift><n>
<Shift><o>
<Shift><p>
<Shift><q>
<Shift><r>
<Shift><s>
<Shift><t>
<Shift><u>
<Shift><v>
<Shift><w>
3270
<a>
<b>
<c>
<d>
<e>
<f>
<g>
<h>
<i>
<j>
<k>
<l>
<m>
<n>
<o>
<p>
<q>
<r>
<s>
<t>
<u>
<v>
<w>
<x>
<y>
<z>
<Shift><a>
<Shift><b>
<Shift><c>
<Shift><d>
<Shift><e>
<Shift><f>
<Shift><g>
<Shift><h>
<Shift><i>
<Shift><j>
<Shift><k>
<Shift><l>
<Shift><m>
<Shift><n>
<Shift><o>
<Shift><p>
<Shift><q>
<Shift><r>
<Shift><s>
<Shift><t>
<Shift><u>
<Shift><v>
<Shift><w>
5250
<a>
<b>
<c>
<d>
<e>
<f>
<g>
<h>
<i>
<j>
<k>
<l>
<m>
<n>
<o>
<p>
<q>
<r>
<s>
<t>
<u>
<v>
<w>
<x>
<y>
<z>
<Shift><a>
<Shift><b>
<Shift><c>
<Shift><d>
<Shift><e>
<Shift><f>
<Shift><g>
<Shift><h>
<Shift><i>
<Shift><j>
<Shift><k>
<Shift><l>
<Shift><m>
<Shift><n>
<Shift><o>
<Shift><p>
<Shift><q>
<Shift><r>
<Shift><s>
<Shift><t>
<Shift><u>
<Shift><v>
<Shift><w>
10-11
Keypad Configuration
X
Y
Z
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
! exclamation
@ at sign
# pound
$ dollar
% percent
^ carat
& ampersand
* asterisk
( left parenthesis
) right parenthesis
F1
F2
F3
F4
F5
F6
F7
F8
F9
F10
F11
F12
F13
F14
F15
F16
F17
F18
F19
F20
F21
F22
F23
F24
Bksp
Del
Tab
Space
Enter
Up
Down
Left
Right
Darken
Lighten
Backlight
View up
View down
View left
View right
{ left brace
} right brace
10-12
<Shift><x>
<Shift><y>
<Shift><z>
<1>
<2>
<3>
<4>
<5>
<6>
<7>
<8>
<9>
<0>
<Shift><1>
<Shift><2>
<Shift><3>
<Shift><4>
<Shift><5>
<Shift><6>
<Shift><7>
<Shift><8>
<Shift><9>
<Shift><0>
<F1>
<F2>
<F3>
<F4>
<F5>
<F6>
<F7>
<F8>
<F9>
<F10>
<F11>
<F12>
<F13>
<F14>
<F15>
<F16>
<F17>
<F18>
<F19>
<F20>
<F21>
<F22>
<F23>
<F24>
<Bksp>
<Del>
<Tab>
<Space>
<Enter>
<Up>
<Down>
<Left>
<Right>
<Func><Up>
<Func><Down>
<Func><0>
<Shift><UP>
<Shift><Down>
<Shift><Left>
<Shift><Right>
<Shift><[>
<Shift><]>
<Shift><x>
<Shift><y>
<Shift><z>
<1>
<2>
<3>
<4>
<5>
<6>
<7>
<8>
<9>
<0>
<Shift><1>
<Shift><2>
<Shift><3>
<Shift><4>
<Shift><5>
<Shift><6>
<Shift><7>
<Shift><8>
<Shift><9>
<Shift><0>
<F1>
<F2>
<F3>
<F4>
<F5>
<F6>
<F7>
<F8>
<F9>
<F10>
<F11>
<F12>
<F13>
<F14>
<F15>
<F16>
<F17>
<F18>
<F19>
<F20>
<F21>
<F22>
<F23>
<F24>
<Bksp>
<Del>
<Tab>
<Space>
<Enter>
<Up>
<Down>
<Left>
<Right>
<Func><Up>
<Func><Down>
<Func><0>
<Shift><Up>
<Shift><Down>
<Shift><Left>
<Shift><Right>
<Shift><[>
<Shift><]>
<Shift><x>
<Shift><y>
<Shift><z>
<1>
<2>
<3>
<4>
<5>
<6>
<7>
<8>
<9>
<0>
<Shift><1>
<Shift><2>
<Shift><3>
<Shift><4>
<Shift><5>
<Shift><6>
<Shift><7>
<Shift><8>
<Shift><9>
<Shift><0>
<F1>
<F2>
<F3>
<F4>
<F5>
<F6>
<F7>
<F8>
<F9>
<F10>
<F11>
<F12>
<F13>
<F14>
<F15>
<F16>
<F17>
<F18>
<F19>
<F20>
<F21>
<F22>
<F23>
<F24>
<Bksp>
<Del>
<Tab>
<Space>
<Enter>
<Up>
<Down>
<Left>
<Right>
<Func><Up>
<Func><Down>
<Func><0>
<Shift><Up>
<Shift><Down>
<Shift><Left>
<Shift><Right>
<Shift><[>
<Shift><]>
PowerNet Twin Client Reference
• May, 2006
Unitech Terminal Keypad Tables
| broken vertical bar
_ underscore
+ addition
< less than
> greater than
? question
: colon
“ quotation
~ tilde
- hyphen
= equal
[ left bracket
] right bracket
\ backward slash
; semicolon
’ apostrophe
, comma
. period
/ forward slash
` grave accent
Attn
Bottom
Clear
Del
Dup
EEOF
FM
Fexit
Fminus
Fplus
Help
Home
Insert
PA1
PA2
PA3
Print
Sys req
Reset
Roll Down
Roll Up
Top
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<Shift><\>
<Shift><->
<Shift><=>
<Shift><,>
<Shift><.>
<Shift></>
<Shift><;>
<Shift><’>
<Shift><`>
<->
<=>
<[>
<]>
<\>
<;>
<’>
<,>
<.>
</>
<`>
--<Bottom>
---------------------<Home>
<Insert>
<PA1>
<PA2>
<PA3>
----------<Top>
<Shift><\>
<Shift><->
<Shift><=>
<Shift><,>
<Shift><.>
<Shift></>
<Shift><;>
<Shift><’>
<Shift><`>
<->
<=>
<[>
<]>
<\>
<;>
<’>
<,>
<.>
</>
<`>
----<Clear>
----<EEOF>
-------------<Home>
--<PA1>
<PA2>
<PA3>
--<Sys req>
<Reset>
-------
<Shift><\>
<Shift><->
<Shift><=>
<Shift><,>
<Shift><.>
<Shift></>
<Shift><;>
<Shift><’>
<Shift><`>
<->
<=>
<[>
<]>
<\>
<;>
<’>
<,>
<.>
</>
<`>
<attn>
--<Clear>
<Del>
<Dup>
<EEOF>
<FM>
<Fexit>
<Fminus>
<Fplus>
<Help>
<Home>
<Insert>
------<Print>
<Sys req>
<Reset>
<Roll Down>
< Roll Up>
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10-13
Keypad Configuration
Key
International Symbols
VT100
3270
¿
¡
Œ
¢
£
¥
§
°
±
µ
À
Á
Â
Ã
Ä
Å
Æ
Ç
Đ
Ñ
È
É
Ê
Ë
Ì
Í
Î
Ï
Þ
Š
Ò
<¿>
<¡>
<Œ>
<¢>
<£>
<¥>
<§>
<°>
<±>
<µ>
<À>
<Á>
<Â>
<Ã>
<Ä>
<Å>
<Æ>
<Ç>
<Đ>
<Ñ>
<È>
<É>
<Ê>
<Ë>
<Ì>
<Í>
<Î>
<Ï>
<Þ>
<Š>
<Ò>
10-14
<¿>
<¡>
<Œ>
<¢>
<£>
<¥>
<§>
<°>
<±>
<µ>
<À>
<Á>
<Â>
<Ã>
<Ä>
<Å>
<Æ>
<Ç>
<Đ>
<Ñ>
<È>
<É>
<Ê>
<Ë>
<Ì>
<Í>
<Î>
<Ï>
<Þ>
<Š>
<Ò>
5250
<¿>
<¡>
<Œ>
<¢>
<£>
<¥>
<§>
<°>
<±>
<µ>
<À>
<Á>
<Â>
<Ã>
<Ä>
<Å>
<Æ>
<Ç>
<Đ >
<Ñ>
<È>
<É>
<Ê>
<Ë>
<Ì>
<Í>
<Î>
<Ï>
<Þ>
<Š>
<Ò>
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Unitech Terminal Keypad Tables
Ó
Ô
Õ
Ö
Ù
Ú
Û
Ü
Ý
Ÿ
œ
ß
à
á
â
ã
ä
å
æ
ç
ð
ñ
è
é
ê
ë
ì
í
î
ï
þ
š
ò
ó
<Ó>
<Ô>
<Õ>
<Ö>
<Ù>
<Ú>
<Û>
<Ü>
<Ý>
<Ÿ>
<œ>
<ß>
<à>
<á>
<â>
<ã>
<ä>
<å>
<æ>
<ç>
<ð>
<ñ>
<è>
<é>
<ê>
<ë>
<ì>
<í>
<î>
<ï>
<þ>
<š>
<ò>
<ó>
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<Ó>
<Ô>
<Õ>
<Ö>
<Ù>
<Ú>
<Û>
<Ü>
<Ý>
<Ÿ>
<œ>
<ß>
<à>
<á>
<â>
<ã>
<ä>
<å>
<æ>
<ç>
<ð>
<ñ>
<è>
<é>
<ê>
<ë>
<ì>
<í>
<î>
<ï>
<þ>
<š>
<ò>
<ó>
<Ó>
<Ô>
<Õ>
<Ö>
<Ù>
<Ú>
<Û>
<Ü>
<Ý>
<Ÿ>
<œ>
<ß>
<à>
<á>
<â>
<ã>
<ä>
<å>
<æ>
<ç>
<ð>
<ñ>
<è>
<é>
<ê>
<ë>
<ì>
<í>
<î>
<ï>
<þ>
<š>
<ò>
<ó>
10-15
Keypad Configuration
ô
õ
ö
ù
ú
û
ü
ý
ÿ
10-16
<ô>
<õ>
<ö>
<ù>
<ú>
<û>
<ü>
<ý>
<ÿ>
<ô>
<õ>
<ö>
<ù>
<ú>
<û>
<ü>
<ý>
<ÿ>
<ô>
<õ>
<ö>
<ù>
<ú>
<û>
<ü>
<ý>
<ÿ>
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• May, 2006
Chapter 11 • Error Message Resolution Guide
Twin Client Error Message Resolution Guide
Message
Reason
ENTRY TOO LONG;
Trying to key beyond the field size. Ensure that you are entering input into the
correct field.
---
ALPHABETIC ONLY;
Trying to key a character that is not Ensure that you are entering input into the
alphabetic.
correct field.
---
MINUS NOT VALID;
Trying to key a Minus sign.
Ensure that you are entering input into the
correct field.
---
DECIMAL NOT VALID;
Trying to key a Decimal (period).
Ensure that you are entering input into the
correct field.
---
ALPHANUMERIC ONLY;
Trying to key characters other than Ensure that you are entering input into the
Alphabetic and numeric.
correct field.
---
NUMERIC ONLY;
Trying to key characters other than Ensure that you are entering input into the
numeric.
correct field.
---
ENTRY TOO SHORT;
Trying to exit the field before it is
filled.
---
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Solution
Ensure that you are entering input into the
correct field.
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Error Message Resolution Guide
Message
Reason
Solution
Reference Tech Note
INVALID KEY;
The key pressed is not valid.
Ensure that you are entering input into the
correct field.
---
MUST CLEAR FIELD;
Trying to enter data in a field that
must be cleared first.
Ensure that you are entering input into the
correct field.
---
SCAN NOT ALLOWED;
Trying to scan into a key only field. Ensure that you are entering input into the
correct field.
---
KEY NOT ALLOWED;
Trying to key into a scan only field. Ensure that you are entering input into the
correct field.
---
ENTRY TOO SHORT;
Trying to exit the field before it is
filled.
Ensure that you are entering input into the
correct field.
---
RECOVERABLE ERROR;
Encountered an error from which
you can continue.
Verify that your configuration settings for the
hardware being used, usually a printer and
cable issue.
---
UNRECOVERABLE ERROR;
Encountered an error from which
you can NOT continue.
Verify that your Network settings are correct T1113, T1114, T1161,
and you are in the correct mode using the T1171, T1187 and
correct Port.
T1194
FUNCTION: \n\nFILE: \nLINE: \nCODE; Encountered an error from which
you can NOT continue.
Notify Connect over the web incident
reporting system.
---
Press any key\nFor More Details...;
Press Enter for more information.
Advisory message.
---
Press any key;
Press a key to continue.
Advisory message.
---
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Error Message Resolution Guide
Message
Reason
Solution
Reference Tech Note
Connection ERROR.\nREBOOT
MOBILE UNIT;
Could not Connect.
Verify that your Network settings are correct T1113, T1114, T1161,
and you are in the correct mode using the T1171, T1187 and
correct Port.
T1194
Disconnect ERROR.\nREBOOT
MOBILE UNIT;
Could not Disconnect.
Verify that your Network settings are correct T1113, T1114, T1161,
and you are in the correct mode using the T1171, T1187 and
correct Port.
T1194
RF Send ERROR.\nREBOOT MOBILE Could not Send.
UNIT;
Most likely a range, access point, radio,
host or network issue. Troubleshoot the
customer’s environment.
T1113, T1114, T1161,
T1171, T1187 and
T1194
RF Receive ERROR.\nREBOOT
MOBILE UNIT;
Could not Receive.
Most likely a range, access point, radio,
host or network issue. Troubleshoot the
customer’s environment.
T1113, T1114, T1161,
T1171, T1187 and
T1194
RF Check ERROR.\nREBOOT
MOBILE UNIT;
Could not run the RF Survey.
Most likely a range, access point, radio,
host or network issue. Troubleshoot the
customer’s environment.
T1113, T1114, T1161,
T1171, T1187 and
T1194
RF Timeout ERROR.\nREBOOT
MOBILE UNIT;
Have been trying to contact the
Most likely a range, access point, radio,
host for the radio timeout period (2 host or network issue. Troubleshoot the
minutes default).
customer’s environment.
T1113, T1114, T1161,
T1171, T1187 and
T1194
REBOOT MOBILE UNIT;
Reboot the Mobile Unit do to loss
of connection.
Most likely a range, access point, radio,
host or network issue. Troubleshoot the
customer’s environment.
T1113, T1114, T1161,
T1171, T1187 and
T1194
Retry (Y/N)?;
Try again.
Try to send or receive again, or perhaps
ensure that the printer is cabled to the
Mobile Unit and is on.
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Error Message Resolution Guide
Message
Reason
Solution
Reference Tech Note
TIMEOUT\n\nSending Data;
Mobile Unit out of the coverage
area.
Most likely a range, access point, radio,
host or network issue. Troubleshoot the
customer’s environment.
T1113, T1114, T1161,
T1171, T1187 and
T1194
TIMEOUT\n\nReceiving Data;
Mobile Unit out of the coverage
area.
Most likely a range, access point, radio,
host or network issue. Troubleshoot the
customer’s environment.
T1113, T1114, T1161,
T1171, T1187 and
T1194
Host Received Data\nAwaiting App
Reply!;
Mobile Unit has sent and received
an acknowledgement from the IP
stack and is waiting for the
application to return data.
Most likely a host or network issue.
Troubleshoot the customer’s environment.
Probable causes are Database record
locking, application program failure, Host
failure or network failure.
T1113, T1114, T1161,
T1171, T1187 and
T1194
* WAITING TO SEND *;
Mobile Unit out of the coverage
area.
Most likely a range, access point, radio,
host or network issue. Troubleshoot the
customer’s environment.
T1113, T1114, T1161,
T1171, T1187 and
T1194
TCP Error Reading\nMAC
Address.\nREBOOT MOBILE UNIT;
Could not obtain the Mac Address Possible hardware, driver or stack problem
from the Mobile Unit.
Contact the Mobile Unit manufacturer.
---
Invalid TIP Command;
Bad internal protocol.
Notify Connect over the web incident
reporting system.
---
Session Ended\nBy User or Host;
User, Host, application or network
has ended the session.
If the user did not end the session, most
likely host or network issues. Troubleshoot
the customer’s environment.
Server Packet Error;
Bad Protocol detected.
Usually a result of bad cabling, power or
faulty transceiver. Also, will receive this if
the Mobile Unit is in the wrong mode for
Server operation.
11-4
T1113, T1114, T1161,
T1171, T1187 and
T1194
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Error Message Resolution Guide
Message
Reason
Solution
Error receiving host\nlist from Server;
Bad Protocol detected.
---
Unexpected Server\ndata received;
Bad Protocol detected.
Error starting\nhost application;
Connected to the server but can
not connect to the distant end.
Usually a result of bad cabling, power or
faulty transceiver. Also, will receive this if
the Mobile Unit is in the wrong mode for
Server operation.
Usually a result of bad cabling, power or
faulty transceiver. Also, will receive this if
the Mobile Unit is in the wrong mode for
Server operation.
Configure the server handler to access the
host application.
Select Host or App;
Need to choose your
Host/application destination.
User selection required.
---
Connecting...;
Attempting to connect to the
Host/application.
Advisory message.
---
TCP Error\nReading IP
Address\nREBOOT MOBILE UNIT;
Mobile Unit missing Network IP
information.
Configure the Mobile Unit with the correct
network IP information.
---
Printer start error;
Could not initialize the printer.
Cable or power issue with the printer.
---
Battery too low\nto print;
Not enough power to print.
Replace the battery with a fully recharged
battery.
---
Paper Feed Error\nFix Then Hit Enter;
Paper in the printer is not ready.
Replace the paper or rethread the paper in
the printer.
---
Printer Error\nPrint Ended;
Can not print.
Check cable, battery, communication
settings and paper in the printer.
---
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11-5
Error Message Resolution Guide
Message
Reason
Solution
Reference Tech Note
User Count Exceeded.\n Session
Ended;
Possible authorization issue.
Verify that you have the correct number of
licenses for the number of Mobile Units you
are using.
---
Primary Unavailable\nTrying Alternate; First Host IP address not available Verify the host address.
trying the remaining addresses in
the Host list.
---
APMAC.DAT Error\nSession Ended;
Access point Media Access Control Most likely a range, access point, radio,
error.
host or network issue. Troubleshoot the
customer’s environment.
T1113, T1114, T1161,
T1171, T1187 and
T1194
MUIP.DAT Error\nSession Ended;
Mobile Unit IP Error.
Most likely a Mobile Unit network setting
issue. Troubleshoot the customer’s
environment.
T1113, T1114, T1161,
T1171, T1187 and
T1194
Missing Subnet IP\nSession Ended;
Mobile Unit IP Netmask Error.
Most likely a Mobile Unit network setting
issue. Troubleshoot the customer’s
environment.
T1113, T1114, T1161,
T1171, T1187 and
T1194
Error Opening File;
File is missing.
Verify that the configuration files are on the
Mobile Unit. Or perhaps there is a
hardware failure.
---
Telnet API\nnot found;
Program files are missing.
Reload program files.
---
Battery Low Warning\n\nReplace
Battery Soon;
Not enough power to operate the
Mobile Unit.
Replace the battery with a fully recharged
battery.
---
No Host List.\nPress any key\nTo Edit
Host IP's;
Have not configured your target
hosts.
Configure the target host IP addresses.
---
Unable to Allocate\nFont Memory;
Mobile Unit does not have enough Reduce the fonts in use or expand the
memory to load the fonts.
memory in the Mobile Unit.
11-6
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Error Message Resolution Guide
Message
Reason
Solution
Reference Tech Note
Font Loading Error;
Could not load the font.
Ensure that the font is available to load.
---
Printer Not Ready\nPress R to
Retry\nC to Cancel Print;
Can not print.
Check cable, battery, communication
settings and paper in the printer.
---
Mobile Unit in\nDemonstration
Mode\nfor TwinClient;
Running in demo mode.
Purchase a license from Connect.
---
Connected to Host;
Successful connection to the target Advisory message.
Host.
---
Telnet Mode not\nsupported on\nthis
Mobile Unit;
Telnet Setup files\nnot found.
Reload\nfiles then switch;
This Mobile Unit must be used with Order a Connect Server.
a Connect Server.
Customer specific configuration
Load the configuration files into the Mobile
files are missing.
Unit from Twin Client Manager.
-----
Switched Client to\nTelnet Direct Mode; Mobile Unit running in Telnet mode Advisory message.
direct to the target Host.
---
Switched Client to\nServer Based
Mode;
Mobile Unit running through a
Connect server in thin mode
usually at port 1800.
Advisory message.
---
Port 23 is only\nallowed in Telnet
Mode;
Can not set the port to 23 in Server Advisory message.
mode. Port 23 is the standard
Telnet port.
---
Not Enough Memory\nTo Run;
Mobile Unit does not have the
capacity to run the program do to
memory restrictions.
Expand the Mobile Unit memory.
---
Press any key;
Press a key to continue.
Advisory message.
---
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Error Message Resolution Guide
Message
Reason
Solution
TwinClient Telnet;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
TwinClient Server;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
TwinClient TN3270;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
TwinClient TN5250;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
TwinClient TNVT;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
(c) 1991-2006 Connect;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Edit Menu Options;
Menu Title.
Advisory message.
---
Edit Mobile Unit IP;
Menu Option.
Advisory message.
---
Edit Server/Host IPs;
Menu Option.
Advisory message.
---
Edit Radio Option;
Menu Option.
Advisory message.
---
11-8
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Error Message Resolution Guide
Message
Reason
Solution
Edit License Key;
Menu Option.
Advisory message.
---
Run Site Survey;
Menu Option.
Advisory message.
---
Switch Client Modes;
Menu Option.
Advisory message.
---
Run TwinClient;
Menu Option.
Advisory message.
---
Exit to OS;
Menu Option.
Advisory message.
---
Printer may not be\nplugged in
or\nturned on!;
Can not print.
Check cable, battery, communication
settings and paper in the printer.
---
OUT OF RANGE OF BASE;
Mobile Unit out of the coverage
area.
Most likely a range, access point, radio,
host or network issue. Troubleshoot the
customer’s environment.
T1113, T1114, T1161,
T1171, T1187 and
T1194
CONNECT SERIAL CABLE;
Serial cable not connected to the
Mobile Unit.
Check cable, battery and communication
settings for the Mobile Unit.
---
REMOVE SERIAL CABLE;
Remove serial cable from to the
Mobile Unit.
Check cable, battery and communication
settings for the Mobile Unit.
---
PLACE IN CRADLE;
Place the Mobile Unit in the cradle. Advisory message.
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11-9
Error Message Resolution Guide
Message
Reason
Solution
REMOVE FROM CRADLE;
Remove Mobile Unit from the
cradle.
Advisory message.
---
ACQUIRING CRADLE BUS;
Attempting to access the cradle
through the serial port you have
configured.
Advisory message.
---
Printer Out\nOf Range;
Printer out of the coverage area.
Most likely a range, access point or radio
issue. Troubleshoot the customer’s
environment.
T1113, T1114, T1161,
T1171, T1187 and
T1194
Connection Refused\nBy Host;
You connected to the target host
but the host disconnected you.
Verify that the configuration file has the
correct Mobile Unit type and New
environment variable set. Fallback to the
Connect Default to verify the connection.
---
Connection Timed Out;
You connected to the host but did Modify the Host parameters for login.
not logon in the appropriate time so
the host disconnected you.
Connection Failed\nHost Not
Responding;
Could not connect to the Host.
Most likely a range, access point, radio,
host or network issue. Troubleshoot the
customer’s environment.
T1113, T1114, T1161,
T1171, T1187 and
T1194
Connection Failed\nHost Unreachable; Could not connect to the Host.
Most likely a range, access point, radio,
host or network issue. Troubleshoot the
customer’s environment.
T1113, T1114, T1161,
T1171, T1187 and
T1194
Mobile Unit Out\nOf Range,
Unable\nTo Transmit;
Mobile Unit out of the coverage
area.
Most likely a range, access point, radio,
host or network issue. Troubleshoot the
customer’s environment.
T1113, T1114, T1161,
T1171, T1187 and
T1194
Mobile Unit Out\nOf Range,
Unable\nTo Receive;
Mobile Unit out of the coverage
area.
Most likely a range, access point, radio,
host or network issue. Troubleshoot the
customer’s environment.
---
11-10
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Error Message Resolution Guide
Message
Reason
Solution
Printer Not\nResponding;
Can not print.
Check cable, battery, communication
settings and paper in the printer.
Printer Out\nOf Range;
Printer out of the coverage area.
Most likely a range, access point or radio
issue. Troubleshoot the customer’s
environment.
Print Complete;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Reprint (Y/N)?;
Yes or No prompt for a reprint.
Advisory message.
---
WARNING;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Turning power off\nduring a
session\nwill cause the\nprogram to
restart;
This Mobile Unit will disconnect the Mobile Unit manufacturer limitation.
session if powered off.
Advisory message.
---
Are you sure (y/n)?;
Yes or No prompt for a
confirmation.
Advisory message.
---
You Sure? (YyNn);
Yes or No prompt for a
confirmation.
Advisory message.
---
Domain Name Server\nNot Set;
DOMAIN NAME SERVER not
configured.
Configure the Mobile Unit with the correct
network IP information.
---
Expand the Mobile Unit memory or return
the Mobile Unit for repair.
---
Domain Name Server\nQuery Memory Memory error on the Mobile Unit
Error;
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T1171, T1187 and
T1194
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Error Message Resolution Guide
Message
Solution
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Domain Name Server\nQuery Sending Mobile Unit out of the coverage
Error;
area.
Most likely a range, access point, radio,
host or network issue. Troubleshoot the
customer’s environment.
T1113, T1114, T1161,
T1171, T1187 and
T1194
Domain Name Server\nQuery Receive Mobile Unit out of the coverage
Error;
area.
Most likely a range, access point, radio,
host or network issue. Troubleshoot the
customer’s environment.
T1113, T1114, T1161,
T1171, T1187 and
T1194
Domain Name Server\nUnavailable;
Could not connect to the DOMAIN Most likely a range, access point, radio,
NAME SERVER.
host or network issue. Troubleshoot the
customer’s environment.
T1113, T1114, T1161,
T1171, T1187 and
T1194
Error loading\nparameter file;
Could not load the parameter file.
Reload the correct configuration files.
---
Could not open\ntelnet interface;
Could not Telnet.
Reload the program files.
---
Could not set\mtelnet options;
Could not use the Telnet
configuration.
Reload the correct configuration files.
---
Setup file\nsetting mismatch\nReload
Setup;
Emulation program selected is not Remove the emulation and configuration
compatible with the configuration files. Run clear Telnet on the Mobile Unit
file on the Mobile Unit.
then reload the Mobile Unit with the proper
emulation and configuration files.
---
Display formatting\ntoo large
for\ncurrent screen;
Mobile Unit does not have enough Expand the Mobile Unit memory or order a
memory to run your configured
server from Connect.
reformatted screens.
---
Mobile Unit\ninitialization error;
Mobile Unit problem.
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Reason
Return the Mobile Unit to the manufacturer
for repair.
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Message
Reason
Solution
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Host/App/Network\nclosed the session; Customer’s environment
disconnected the Mobile Unit
session.
Most likely a range, access point, radio,
host or network issue. Troubleshoot the
customer’s environment.
T1113, T1114, T1161,
T1171, T1187 and
T1194
Disconnecting...;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Scan Barcode;
Bar code scanning test.
Advisory message.
---
Enter Setup\nPassword;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Enter Profile \nPassword;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Host IP;
Host IP address prompt.
Enter target host IP address.
---
Host Name;
Host name prompt.
Enter target host Name.
---
Port;
Host IP port required.
Enter 23 for Telnet or 1800 for a Connect
Server. Could also be a different number
depending on the customer’s environment.
Mobile Unit Type;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
WARNING: This will \nend any\ncurrent Prompt.
session;
Advisory message.
---
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T1194
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Error Message Resolution Guide
Message
Reason
Solution
Continue (Y/N)?;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
HOST ENTRY;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
VT(100/220) Setup;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Mobile Unit Info;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Emulation Setup;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
ANSI Setup;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Miscellaneous Setup;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Mobile Unit Type;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Control Codes;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Local Echo;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
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Error Message Resolution Guide
Message
Reason
Solution
<BK SP> Sends;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
New Line Mode;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Insert Mode;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Autowrap Mode;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Cursor;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
EMULATION SETUP;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Mobile Unit Type;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Local Echo;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Map Underline;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Break Key;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
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Error Message Resolution Guide
Message
Reason
Solution
ANSI Setup;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Control Codes;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Backspace Key;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
MISCELLANEOUS SETUP;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Test Options;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Login Options;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
TEST OPTIONS;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Printer Test;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Scan Code Test;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
LOGIN OPTIONS;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
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Error Message Resolution Guide
Message
Reason
Solution
User Name;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
User Password;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
ON;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
OFF;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Map;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Don't Map;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Enable Break;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Disable Break;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
7 bit;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
8 bit;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
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Error Message Resolution Guide
Message
Reason
Solution
Send Delete;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Send Backspace;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Mobile Unit Setup;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Scanner Options;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Program Options;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Special Options;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Beeper Options;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Exit to DOS;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Backlight Time;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Enter Key Action;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
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Error Message Resolution Guide
Message
Reason
Solution
Reset Options;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Font Size;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Portable Printer;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Reprint Option;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Data IDs;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Internal/External;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Modify Beeps;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Message Beeps;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Scan Identifier;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
AID Scan Setup;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
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Error Message Resolution Guide
Message
Reason
Solution
Long Scans;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Scan Send;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Yes;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
No;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Normal;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Double Wide;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Double High;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Double High and Wide;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Errors Only;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Automatic;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
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Error Message Resolution Guide
Message
Reason
Solution
All Messages;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Reject;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Truncate;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Split;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Do Not Send;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Always Send;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Last Field Only;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Internal;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
External;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
none;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
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Error Message Resolution Guide
Message
Reason
Solution
monarch;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
pddumb;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
comtec;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
rascal;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
codewriter;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
comtec(S);
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
User Name;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Password;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Frequency:
Duration:
11-22
Hz;
ms;
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Error Message Resolution Guide
Message
Reason
Solution
ms;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Select Scanner;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Setup Scanner;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Scan Test;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Scan Operation;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Laser;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Contact/Pulse;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Contact/No Pulse;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Auto/Pulse;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Auto/No Pulse;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Delay:
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Error Message Resolution Guide
Message
Reason
Solution
Wand Simulation;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
VT100;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
VT220;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
SETUP;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Mobile Unit IP/Radio;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
Host List;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
NULL;
Prompt.
Advisory message.
---
11-24
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