10. Command Reference Guide
10.1. Access to Command Mode
PollCat III's Command Mode can be accessed by either a local PC connected directly to the
Computer Port, or by a remote PC that communicates with the PollCat III via modem.
1. Remote Access: If your polling device communicates with the PollCat III via modem,
start your communications program and dial the PollCat III. The unit will respond with
the "PollCat III" prompt about two seconds after the carrier is detected. Key in the
password (uppercase only; Default = SMDR) and press [Enter]. The RDY indicator will
light and the READY message will be sent.
2. Local Access: If your polling device is connected directly to PollCat III's Computer Port,
start your communications program.
a) If Set-Up Switch 6 is set in the UP position (enable Direct Connect), the Command
Mode is already active.
b) If Set-Up Switch 6 is DOWN (disable Direct Connect), type ^E [Enter]. PollCat III
will respond with the READY message and the RDY indicator will light.
c) If Set-Up Switch 7 is UP (Enable Computer Port Password), type ^E [Enter], the
unit will respond with the "PollCat III" prompt. Key in the "SMDR" password (or
user-defined password) and press [Enter]. The password is entered in all uppercase
letters. The RDY indicator will light and the READY message will be sent.
Note: PollCat III will allow 10 attempts to enter the correct password. If the
correct password is not entered in 10 attempts, PollCat III will disconnect.