Buffer Functions (Polling)
16.3.4. Other Commands Used During Data Release
The following commands are often used during command driven data
release. For a complete listing of all available commands, please refer to
1. Site ID: To send the Site ID, type ^B03 [Enter].
2. Display Current Alarm Record: Type ^B08 [Enter].
3. Remaining Memory Space: To send a message that lists the VIP's
remaining memory, type ^B21 [Enter].
4. Set-Up Switches: To send a message that lists the current status of the
Set- Up Switches, type ^B24 [Enter].
5. Number of Stored Records: To list the number of records in the
current partition, type ^B20 and press [Enter].
6. Display Separator Line: To send a line of dashes, which can be used
to separate downloaded data, type ^B26 and press [Enter].
7. Continuous Binary Block Read: To initiate a continuous binary
block read, invoke command ^B07. Blocks are sent continuously,
without acknowledgment, and cannot be retransmitted during the read
session. Data is sent in binary block format, regardless of the current
output setting. All data type and source port arguments are available.
For more information, please see Section 19.
Note: Command ^B07 (Continuous Binary Block Read) should
not be used while Auto Delete is enabled. If ^B07 is invoked while
Auto Delete is enabled, the unit will erase data without waiting for
reception to be acknowledged.
8. Binary Information Block: To send a status information block in
binary format, type ^B73 and press [Enter]. The information block
includes the Site ID, time and date, Reason for Action, Partition
Record Count, and Percent Full. Information is sent in binary block
format, regardless of the current output mode setting.