3.6. Test for Proper Installation
After installation, the following test should be performed to make certain all modules are
operating correctly.
1. Establish a connection with the RPS-10M Master Module.
a) Via Modem: Start your terminal emulation software, and dial the number for the
modem connected to the Master Module. After a brief pause, the unit will send the
"RPS-10 READY" message
b) Direct Connect: If your PC is connected directly to the RPS-10 Control Port, start
your terminal emulation software.
c) Make certain the terminal emulation software is set for the correct baud rate to match
the Master Module (see Section 3.2). Terminal emulation software should also be set
for 8 bits, no parity.
2. After connection is established, tap the Space Bar several times. When the Space Bar is
pressed, the LINK indicator on each RPS-10 Module should flash briefly. If the LINK
indicator does not flash to indicate the Space characters have been received, check the
a) Make certain all modules are connected to an AC power supply.
b) Make certain the RJ11 cables, which link the modules, are straight wired, and firmly
seated in the Link Ports.
c) Make certain the communication speed for the RPS-10 Master Module, has been set to
match your communications program.
d) Make certain the Communication speed of each Satellite Module has been set to
match the RPS-10M Master Module.
e) Make certain that the same address has not been assigned to two or more RPS-10
Modules. Each module must have its own unique address.
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