3. Getting Started
This section provides a brief overview of basic CMS capabilities,
and describes a simple test that can be performed to determine if
the unit is operating properly and demonstrate the unit's basic
communication capabilities.
Note that this Quick Start procedure is included only to provide a
quick demonstration of basic CMS capabilities. In order to take
full advantage of the complete range of features provided by this
unit, it is strongly recommended that you should complete the
entire Installation and Configuration sections after completing
the Quick Start procedure.
1. Apply Power to the CMS: Connect the CMS to an
appropriate power source. Prior to connecting the unit to
your power supply, make certain to review the safety
precautions listed at the beginning of this User's Guide,
and in Section 4.1.
2. Connect a PC to the CMS: Attach a standard null modem
cable from your PC COM port to the Port 1 connector on
the CMS back panel. For a description of the port
interface, please refer to Appendix A.
Note: When the CMS is shipped from the factory,
communication parameters are set as follows: 9600
bps, RTS/CTS Handshaking, 8 Data Bits, One Stop
Bit, No Parity. Although the CMS allows these
parameters to be easily redefined, for this Quick Start
procedure, it is recommended that you configure your
communications program (e.g. HyperTerminalรข)to
accept the default parameters.
3. Access the Command Mode: Start your communications
program and then press [Enter]; the CMS Port Status
Screen should be displayed (Figure 3.1) and the CMS
command prompt should appear. For more information on
command mode access, please refer to Section 5.1.
4. Review Help Menu: Type /H and press [Enter] to display
a help menu (Figure 3.2), which provides a basic listing of
CMS commands.
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