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Modem and Telnet Communication
The CMS can be controlled by a local PC that communicates
with the unit via cable, or controlled remotely via external
modem or telnet connection. Your terminal emulation or telnet
program is used to send commands to connect ports or display
status.
Configuration Backup
Once you have configured the CMS to fit your application,
parameters and options can be saved to an ASCII text file on
your PC. This allows you to quickly restore user-selected
parameters if the unit configuration is accidentally altered or
deleted. Saved parameters can also be uploaded to other CMS
units. This allows rapid set-up when several units will be
configured with identical or similar parameters.
CMS-16 and CMS-8 Units
This User's Guide discusses both the CMS-16 and CMS-8
Console Management Switches. Throughout this User's Guide,
both units are referred to as "CMS". The CMS-16 includes
sixteen RS-232 ports, and the CMS-8 includes eight RS-232
ports. All other features function identically.
Typographic Conventions
^(e.g. ^X) Indicates a control character. For example,
the text "^X" (Control X) indicates the
[Ctrl] key and the [X] key must be pressed
simultaneously.
COURIER FONT Indicates characters typed on the keyboard.
For example, /E or /P 02.
[Bold Font] Text set in bold face and enclosed in
square brackets, indicates a specific key.
For example, [Enter] or [Esc].
<> Indicates required keyboard entries:
For Example: /P <n>.
[] Indicates optional keyboard entries.
For Example: /W [n].
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