3. Password Prompt: The RPC will display a prompt, which asks for your
name and password.
a) User Name: If you have not previously deﬁned a user name, then
this ﬁeld should be left blank. A user name is only required when
one has been deﬁned via the General Parameters menu.
b) Password: Key in your System Password or Circuit Password and
then click "OK" (Note that Circuit Passwords do not permit access to
c) If the System Password has not been deﬁned, simply click the "OK"
button without keying in a name or password.
If a valid password is entered, the Circuit Status Screen will appear.
5.2.2. Accessing the Text Interface
The Text Interface can be accessed via Network, modem or local PC. In order
to access the Text Interface, your installation must include the following:
• Access Via Network: The RPC must be connected to your TCP/IP
Network, and your PC must include a communications program (such as
Hyperterminal or Tera Term.)
• Access Via Modem: An external modem must be connected to the RPC
RS232 Console Port, and a phone line must be connected to the external
modem. Your PC Must include a communications program.
• Access Via Local PC: Your local PC must be connected to the RPC's
RS232 Console Port. The local PC must include a communications
To access command mode via the Text Interface, proceed as follows:
1. The RPC is transparent to parity and will accept 7 or 8 bit characters,
but will always answer back at 8 bits, no parity. Make certain your
communication program is set for the appropriate baud rate, bits, parity
and Communications Port.
a) Via Modem: Start your communications program. Dial the external
modem connected to the RPC. Wait for the Connect message, then
proceed to Step 2.
b) Via Local PC: Start your communications program and press
[Enter]. Wait for the connect message, then proceed to Step 2.