When the VIP unit is shipped from the factory, options and parameters are
set to ﬁt the requirements of most call accounting applications. In many
cases, if you do not choose to include the VIP's advanced features, no
further conﬁguration is required.
However, if you do intend to use advanced features (such as the Data Filter
or Alarm Filter), or if your application requires parameters other than the
defaults described in this section, the unit must be properly conﬁgured.
This section describes how to reconﬁgure the VIP to meet the requirements
of almost any data collection application.
Although The VIP provides a substantial assortment of advanced program
features, it is not necessary to include all of these features in your system
conﬁguration. You may wish to complete the basic set-up ﬁrst, and then
add optional features as needed.
When conﬁguring the unit, note that the Status Screens can be accessed via
item 1 in the Main Menu. This allows you to determine the current state
of any feature, and verify that parameters are correctly deﬁned. For more
information on the Status Screens, please refer to Section 7.
5.1. Access to the Command Mode
When the command mode is active, the unit will display a series of menus
used to select parameters, enable options, and retrieve stored data.
During initial conﬁguration, command mode can only be accessed via the
Console Port or Modem Port. After network parameters have been deﬁned,
you will also be able to access command mode via the Network Port. To
access command mode for initial conﬁguration, proceed as follows:
PollCat NetLink-VIP Main Menu: Supervisor Mode
1. Status Displays 21. Default Parameters
2. Buffer Functions 22. Port Conﬁguration
3. System Functions 23. System Parameters
4. System Diagnostics 24. Scheduled Action Parameters
5. ^Bxx Command Help 25. Alarm Conﬁguration
6. Recall Parameters 26. Data Filter Conﬁguration
7. Save Parameters 27. FTP Push Conﬁguration
8. Exit Command Mode 28. FTP Server Conﬁguration
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Figure 5.1: Main Menu