7. Saving Configuration Parameters
After you have configured the CPM to fit the requirements of your application, configuration
parameters can be downloaded to your PC and saved as an ASCII text file. Later, if the
configuration is accidentally altered, the file with the saved parameters can be uploaded to
automatically reconfigure the CPM without the need to manually define each parameter.
The saved parameters can also be uploaded to other CPM units. This allows rapid set-up when
several CPM units will be configured with the same parameters.
This section describes the procedure for using ProComm to save and load CPM parameters.
Note that this procedure can also be applied to other communications programs.
7.1. Sending Parameters to a File
1. Start Procomm and access the CPM Command Mode.
2. Use the /P command to disable the CPM's echo feature as described in Section 5.3.4.
When the Port Configuration menu is displayed, option 12 is used to enable or disable the
3. Press the [Page Down] key.
4. ProComm's Download Menu will appear. Select (A) ASCII. ProComm will display a
prompt which reads "ASCII DOWNLOAD - Please enter file name".
5. Type in a name for the file that will contain the saved CPM parameters using the full path
and drive designation. For example, "C:\CPM.PAR".
6. At the ProComm screen, type /U and press [Enter]. The CPM will send a series of
command lines to the file specified in Step 5 above. Each line describes parameters for
an individual Port.
a) The /U command must be invoked before ProComm's download timeout is reached.
The download timeout can be redefined using ProComm's set-up menu.
b) ProComm will emit a Beep when the download timeout period has elapsed.
7. When the CPM has finished sending parameters, press [Esc] to terminate ProComm's