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  1. Port to communicate with the Device Server over the network to access I/O data. You also have the option of enabling SSL as a security option to encrypt the data that is communicated between the Device Server and the host machine (SSL/TLS must be configured on both the Device Server and in TruePort). Perle PC running a Device Server Modbus Serial.
  2. Perle Multiport Serial Cards and the Linux kernel. Solution: The following card drivers are currently included in the 2.4.x and 2.6.x kernel (some cards may require kernel updates. See the Perle Software Download page for details): Perle Speed 4 (+) Perle I/O8+ (ISA/PCI) Perle SI/XIO/SX (ISA/PCI) Perle RIO (ISA/PCI) Perle PCI-Fast (2.4.x kernel).

Download PLX Perle PCI-Fast 16 FMC Port Adapter other device drivers or install DriverPack Solution software for driver update.

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Trueport for Windows and Seiko SLP

Issue:

How to configure Trueport and the Iolan DS1 for the Seiko SLP label printer.

Solution:

Verify that the Perle Device Server is using at least version 1.0.0G (B30) firmware. Upgrade if required.
Verify that the TruePort release level is a minimum 1.0.5 maintenance release.
For further details please refer to the Trueport User Guide and the IOLAN DS User Guide.

Installing and configuring TruePort for Windows

Copy the TruePort driver executable to the workstation. Run the executable to extract the driver files.

Run the Update utility found in the TruePort driver directory.

Start the Add Hardware Wizard.

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Note: Windows Server 2003 answer 'Yes' when asked if the hardware is connected also the prompts may differ slightly for this OS.

In the Add Hardware Wizard, do the following:

  • Select 'Add a device'
  • Select 'Add a new device'
  • Select 'No, I want to select the hardware from a list'
  • Select 'Multiport serial adapters'
    • Select Manufacturer = Perle Systems Ltd
    • Select Model = Iolan DS family

Start the Windows Device Manager. Double-click on the Iolan DS Family Device icon found under Multiport Serial adapters and then:

  • Select the Configuration tab
  • Verify that the Mode = Full
  • Change the Number of Ports = 1
  • Select Enable Serial Read/Write Delay
    • Set an Additional Read and Write Delay
      • Suggested values: SLP 100 = Read Delay 100mm and Additional Write Delay 50ms. SLP 200 = Read Delay 0ms and Additional Write Delay 50ms.
      • You can tailor these values for your environment; if the printer is ‘jerky,’ decrease the Additional Write Delay, but if the labels are not printing correctly, you should increase the Additional Write Delay.
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Note: The First TCP Port number, as you will need this to configure the IOLAN Device Server. If you are installing multiple IOLAN Device Server units, verify that the First TCP port number does not conflict with other IOLAN DS Family Device Server devices.

Perle IOLAN DS Family Device Server

Configure the IOLAN Device Server to communicate on the network and over the WAN if required. Verify that the Windows host can ping the IOLAN Device Server.

Configuring the IOLAN Device Server

Gigabit

Network Configurationà Host Configurationà Add host

  • Create an entry for the Windows TruePort host.

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Line Configurationà Service = Silent Raw

Silent Raw Configuration

  • Select the Windows TruePort host entry created above.
  • Change the Host port to equal the TCP port configured for the TruePort device above.
    • Leave all other line settings at default.

Save the changes

Kill the Line.

Once TruePort negotiates the TCP connection initiated by the IOLAN Device Server, it will start the New Hardware wizard to create the TruePort COM port. Windows will allocate the next available COM port number to this device.

Repeat the steps above when adding additional Perle Device Servers.

Make sure that the TruePort and DS Port number used is not replicated.

If you have multiple IOLAN Device Server devices, make a note of which IOLAN Device Server is allocated to what COM number.

You can then run the Seiko printer software to add the printer to this new COM port.

Note: The Seiko driver recognises COM ports 1 through 9. If necessary, the local COM ports can be changed to port numbers above 9 to free them up.

Related Articles:
1.) Freeing unused reserved COM ports in Windows 2000
2.) Trueport for Windows does not display Name, IP or MAC address

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Article ID: 537

Published: 8/18/2005 11:08:45 AM

Last Modified: 5/1/2007 8:14:19 AM

Issue Type: Configuration



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Drivers Perle Port DevicesDrivers Perle Port DevicesFreeing unused reserved COM ports in Windows 2000

Issue:

How to release COM ports that Windows 2000 (XP/2003) has reserved from previous installations of COM port drivers that are no longer in use.

Solution:

1. Uninstall the serial card through device manager and physically remove the card from the host.

2. Install a 'phantom' COM port.

Go to Control Panel
Add/Remove Hardware
Next
Add/TroubleShoot
From the Hardware Device Window select 'Add a new device'
Select 'No, I want to select the hardware...'
Highlight Ports
Select Standard Ports Types
Select Communications Port
Click OK in the 'Windows could not detect' warning window.
Select a configuration that produces no conflicts.
'Start Hardware Install'

'Restart Computer'

3. Select Administrative Tools in the Control Panel
4. Select Computer Management
5. Select Device Manager.
6. Go to Ports, (click the + to display all ports)
7. Highlight the newly created COM port (for this example we'll assume it creates COM7).
8. Right Click, select Properties.
9. Click Port Settings Tab.
10. click Advanced.
11. In the bottom left corner of the 'Advanced settings for COM x' window there is a combo box labeled 'COM Port Number'.
12. Open the combo box.
13. The 'missing' COM ports should be there followed by a '(in use)' tag.
14. Click on one of the ports that isn't really in use (we'll say COM4) and click OK.
15. Our 'phantom' COM7 is now labeled COM4.
16. Select 'Advanced' again and repeat the procedure, now using our 'phantom' COM4.
17. Repeat the procedure for all 'not' in use ports that you wish to free up.
18. Click OK
19. 'Restart Computer'
18. Highlight the 'phantom' port
19. Righ Click, select uninstall.
20. Uninstall the COM port.


Article ID: 32

Published: 1/6/2003 11:26:59 AM

Last Modified: 9/13/2004 8:30:00 AM

Issue Type: Trouble Shooting

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