5. Operation
Your PC or Control Device must send ASCII characters at the same data rate as the TPS. The unit
accepts 8 bits, no parity, or 7 bits, even or odd parity, but will always answer back at
8 bits, no parity.
5.1. Access the TPS Command Mode
In order to invoke commands, the user must first access the Command Mode. Commands can be sent to
the TPS via Network or modem, or from a local PC connected to the Console Port. To access the
Command Mode, proceed as follows:
1. Contact the TPS:
a) Via Network: Telnet to the TPS unit's IP Address. For example, if the IP Address is, on a UNIX system the Telnet command would be as follows:
$ telnet [Enter]
In order to contact the TPS unit via telnet, you must first define the unit's Network
Parameters as described in Section 4.6.
If the Telnet connection to the TPS is refused, this may mean that the unit is busy, or that
the IP Security feature has denied the connection.
b) Via Modem: Start your communications program (e.g. ProComm). Dial the external modem
that is connected to the TPS, and then wait for the Connect Message.
c) Via Console Port: Start your communications program and press [Enter]. Make certain you
are communicating via the correct COM port.
2. Password: If the System password has been defined, a prompt will be displayed. Key in your
System or User Password, and press [Enter].
3. Disconnect: If you wish to end the session, type /X and press [Enter] (or disconnect using Telnet
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