4.2. Communicating with the TPS
In order to configure the unit or invoke command functions, the user must first connect to the TPS and
access the command mode.
1. The TPS 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 (e.g. ProComm or HyperTerminal) is
set for the appropriate baud rate, bits and parity.
a) Via Modem: Start your communications program. Dial the external modem connected to the
TPS. Wait for the Connect message and proceed to Step 2.
b) Via Local PC: Start your communications program and then press [Enter].
c) Via Network: During initial configuration, the TPS cannot be accessed via the Network Port.
After network parameters have been defined (see Section 4.6), the unit may then be accessed
via network as described in Section 5.1.
2. Password: If the System Password has been defined, the unit will display the Password Prompt.
Key in either the System Password or User Password, and press [Enter]. If the system password
has not been defined, the prompt will not be displayed. Note that the Password feature is case
3. If the System Password is entered, the TPS will display the System Help Screen (Figure 3). If the
User Password is entered, the TPS will display the User Help Screen (Figure 4).