Online help (Multi Port Terminal 2)

Installation

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File organization

mport2.exe

"Multi Port Terminal 2" Application file.



Uninstallation

Please delete each folder where the application exists.




Menu description


File

Open Serial Port

It communicates by using the serial port.

Open Parallel Port

It communicates by using the parallel port.

Open Network Port

It communicates by using TCP/IP(socket).

Open USB Port

It communicates by using the USB port.

Close

Closes the open communication device.

Communication Setting

It sets the communication device.

Terminal Setting

It sets the console screen.

Exit

Exit the application.


Edit

Copy

The selected range is copied, and it preserves it in the clipboard.

Paste

The data of the clipboard is transmitted from the communication port.

All Select

All the texts displaying it in the console are made a selective state.

All Copy

All the texts displaying it in the console are copied, and it preserves it in the clipboard.

Erase

All the texts displaying it in the console are deleted.

Input Prohibition

The input from the keyboard is prohibited.


View

Toolbar

Shows or hides the toolbar.

Status Bar

Shows or hides the status bar.

ANSI,Unicode(UTF-8),Unicode(UTF-16)

This specifies the character-code that the console displays.

Property

The property in the communication port is displayed.



Tool

File Transfer

Send the file from the communication device.

note: You can send the file directly by dragging and dropping the send file to the console.

File Transfer - Pause

The file transmission is temporarily interrupted.

File Transfer - Continue

The file transmission that stops temporarily is restarted.

File Transfer - Stop

The file transmission is discontinued.

Save Receive Data

Save the received data to a file.

Discontinued The Save of Receive Data

The file preservation of receive data is interrupted and it closes a file.

Device ID

Device ID character string is read from the printer connected with a parallel port.
The read device ID character string is displayed on the console screen.
note: This function can be used only in a parallel port.

IEEE1284 Negotiation

A re-negotiation is done in the IEEE1284 mode for which the IEEE1284 mode of a parallel port is specified with [Communication Setting] - [Parallel Port] - [Mode].
note: This function can be used only in a parallel port.

Configuration Discriptor

The device descriptor and the configuration descriptor are read from the connected USB device.
The read descriptor is displayed on the console screen.
note: This function can be used only in the port where the USB device under the connection was retrieved by an automatic retrieval.


Window

Tile Horizonta

The window is arranged right and left and displayed.

Tile Vertical

The window is arranged up and down and displayed.

Cascade

The window is displayed by the cascade.

All Close

All windows are closed.

Window 1, 2, ...

The specified window is displayed.


Help

Help Topics

Open the online help page.

Choose Language

Select the display language of the application as "English" or "Japanese".
The display language will be switched after the next application is started.

About Multi Port Terminal 2

Displays application version information.


To Keep Using ...

Enter the license key.
This item cannot be selected if the license key registration has already been completed.




Device connection


Open Serial Port

It communicates by using the serial port.



(1) Serial ports

The connected serial port is specified from among the list.

note: The serial port is opened without selecting the port by the dialog when there is only one serial port.



Open Parallel Port

It communicates by using the parallel port.



(1) Parallel ports

The connected parallel port is specified from among the list.

note: The parallel port is opened without selecting the port by the dialog when there is only one parallel port.

note: When a parallel port allocates it to the printer by the control panel, it is likely not to operate.



Open Network Port

It communicates by using TCP/IP(socket).



(1) Protocol

The protocol is as follows.

[TCP/IP] TCP (Client)It connects it with the server by the TCP protocol.
[TCP/IP] TCP (Server)The connection from the client is waited for by the TCP protocol.
[TCP/IP] UDPIt communicates by the UDP protocol.

(2) Connect to - Host name

Other party's host name or Internet Protocol address is specified when connecting it in the TCP client mode or the UDP mode.
note: Internet Protocol address is only IPv4. (It doesn't correspond to IPv6.)

(3) Connect to - Port number

When connecting it in the TCP client mode or the UDP mode, the port number of the other party is specified.

(4) Connect from - Port number

The port number in which the connection from the other party is waited is specified for the TCP server mode or the UDP mode.

note: Since this software only controls the protocol by socket, we do not recommend sending and receiving files by UDP communication, which does not guarantee the arrival order of packets.



Open USB Port

It communicates by using the USB port.



(1) USB ports

The connected USB port is specified from among the displayed list.
The USB port registered in [Communication Setting] - [USB port] and the USB port retrieved automatically are displayed in the list.

(2) Endpoint (IN)

The input EndPoint connected when there are two or more input EndPoint is specified.

(3) Endpoint (OUT)

The output EndPoint connected when there are two or more output EndPoint is specified.



Device disconnection


Closes the open communication device.



(1) Connection ports

The closing port is specified from among the list.



File Transfer


Send the file from the communication device.




(1) Ports

The communication device that transmits the file is selected.

(2) Select transfer file(Drive,Folder,File type,File name)

The transmitted file is selected.

(3) [Add] Button

The transmission file name selected at the end of the transmission file name list is added.

(4) [Insert] Button

The selected transmission file name is inserted in the cursor position of the transmission file name list.

(5) [Remove] Button

The transmission file name of the cursor position of the transmission file name list is deleted.

(6) [Clear] Button

The transmission file name list is cleared.

(7) [Load] Button

The transmission file name list is read from the file.

(8) [Save] Button

The transmission file name list is preserved in the file.

(9) Transmission file name list

Shows a list of files to send.
The files are sent in order from the top of the list.



Save Receive Data


Save the received data to a file.




(1) Port

The communication port where the file is received is selected.

(2) File name

The file name in which receive data is preserved is specified.

(3) [...] Button

The file name in which receive data is preserved is selected from the file selection dialog.

(4) The text under the display is saved

The message displayed on the console screen is preserved in the file now.



Communication Setting


The Communication condition is set.
After the dialog is shut pushing the [OK] button, the setting is reflected.


Serial Port



(1) Port number

The serial port(COM1,COM2, ...) that sets the communication condition is specified.

(2) Baud rate

The transmission rate (baud rate) is selected.
note: The selected transmission rate might not be able to be used according to the system.

(3) Data bits

The data bit length is selected.
note: The selected data bit length might not be able to be used according to the system.

(4) Parity bits

The parity bit is selected.
note: The selected parity bit might not be able to be used according to the system.

(5) Stop bBits

The stop bit length is selected.
note: The selected stop bit length might not be able to be used according to the system.

(6) Flow control

The method of the flow control is selected.
note: The selected flow control might not be able to be used according to the system.

(7) Parity check

Effective/invalidity of the parity check is selected.

(8) [Default] Button

The setting of the serial port is returned to the setting of default.





Parallel Port



(1) Port number

The parallel port(LPT1,LPT2, ...) that sets the communication condition is specified.

(2) Receive interval

The interval when data is received from the connected equipment is specified.

(3) IEEE1284 mode

The negotiation mode of IEEE1284 is selected.
note: The selected mode might not be able to be used according to the system.

(4) Enabled Bi-direction

Effective/invalidity of the two way communication is set.
note: The two way communication might not be able to be used according to the system.

(5) [Default] Button

The setting of the parallel port is returned to the setting of default.





Network Port



(1) Reconnection

It is specified whether to do the reconnection when the disconnection.

(2) Waiting time to reconnection

Waiting time from doing disconnect to doing the reconnection is specified.

(3) Number of retry

Number of retry when it is not possible to connect it is specified.





USB Port

note: When the device not detected automatically by an open dialog of the universal serial bus port is set by hand power, this setting is used.



(1) Nickname

The name displayed in an open dialog of the USB port is specified.

(2) GUID

UUSB driver's GUID or name of the driver is specified.
Please do not add "\\.\" to the head of the name of the driver for the name of the driver.

(3) PIPE (IN)

Please specify the input EndPoint name (PIPE1 etc.) recognized when the USB driver opens.
note: When the input pipe name is not specified, the universal serial bus port is opened only by the name of the driver specified with GUID.

(4) PIPE (OUT)

Please specify the output EndPoint name (PIPE1 etc.) recognized when the USB driver opens.
note: When the output pipe name is not specified, the universal serial bus port is opened only by the name of the driver specified with GUID.

(5) [Add] Button

Input "Nickname", "GUID", "PIPE (IN)", and "PIPE (OUT)" are newly registered at the end of the list.

(6) [Modify] Button

The USB port at the cursor position, "Nickname", "GUID", "PIPE (IN)", and "PIPE (OUT)" are changed.

(7) [Delete] Button

The USB port at the cursor position is deleted from the list.





Terminal Setting


The console screen is set.
After the dialog is shut pushing the [OK] button, the setting is reflected.


Console



(1) Local echo

Data sent from "Multi Port Terminal 2" is displayed on the console screen.
It uses it to confirm the transmission data when not functioning to the equipment of the connection destination echo back usually.

(2) Vertical scrollbar

The display and non-display of a vertical scrollbar are set.

(3) Horizontal scrollbar

The display and non-display of the horizontal scrollbar are set.

(4) Show control code by hexadecimal

When the control code(0x00-0x1F) is displayed, it displays it as a hexadecimal number of two digits in the form of .

(5) Auto scroll

When the received data is displayed on the console screen, the screen display is scrolled like displaying the data received at the end always on the screen.
note: When "Local echo" transmits data for effective, the screen display is scrolled to display the transmission data without in this setting relations.

(6) Show status window

It is specified whether to display the communication status of the console screen most below.
The status display is as follows with the connected communication port.

Serial portState of CTS, DSR, DCD, and RI signal, and Presence of frame error, parity error, and overrunning error.
Parallel portState of BUSY, ACK, PE, ERROR, and SELECT signal.
(The state of the signal might not be able to be reflected well according to the system.)
OthersMessage to show communication status.

(7) Transfer CR/LF

The line feed code when transmitting is specified.

CRThe transmission data when the [Enter] key is pushed is made CR(0x0D).
LFThe transmission data when the [Enter] key is pushed is made LF(0x0A).
CR+LFThe transmission data when the [Enter] key is pushed is adjusted to two bytes of CR(0x0D)+LF(0x0D).

(8) TAB size

The number of characters of TAB codes(0x09 '\t') included in the data displayed on the console screen is specified.

(9) Font name,Size

The font name of the font used for the display of the console screen and the height of the character are specified.

(10) CHAR,LINE

The key input method from the console screen is specified.

CHAR ModeIt transmits with the character unit.
LINE ModeIt transmits with the line unit.

When the connected equipment can correct the inputting error etc. with BS (back space) etc. , the CHAR mode is used.

It is convenient to use the LINE mode when the input mistake cannot be done.

(11) Transfer CR/LF with Enter key

Whether the line feed code is added when the [Enter] key is pushed when Japanese word input method is "LINE Mode" is specified.
note: The line feed code becomes a code specified with "Transfer CR/LF".

(12) By return

The number of turn characters of one line is specified.
It changes line at the position of "By return" when the text of one line exceeds "By return" and it displays it.

(13) Text buffer

The size of the buffer where the text displayed on the console screen is stored is specified.





Color



(1) Normal text

The character color(TEXT) and the background color(BG.) of the text displayed on the console screen are specified.

(2) Hexadecimal

When "Show control code by hexadecimal" is effective, the character color and the background color of the control code(0x00 - 0x1F) are specified.

(3) Line input

When the input mode is "LINE" mode, the character color and the background color of the input string are specified.

(4) Select Text

The character color and the background color of the text under the selection are specified.

(5) Normal message

The character color and the background color of the text displayed in the status window are specified.

(6) Warning message

The character color and the background color of the alert message displayed in the status window are specified.

(7) Signal 1

The character color and the background color when the signal wire used by the status display of a serial port or a parallel port is "Hi" are specified.

(8) Signal 2

The character color and the background color when the signal wire used by the status display of a serial port or a parallel port is "Lo" are specified.

(9) Signal 3

The character color and the background color of the error used by the status display of the serial port are specified.





FP Keys



(1) String registered in FP keys (F1, F2, ... F12)

The character string allocated from F1 in F12 is registered.
The following character string is converted into the hexadecimal number like the right

\00x00
\a0x07
\b0x08
\f0x0C
\n0x0A
\r0x0D
\t0x08
\v0x0B
\\0x5C
\xXXHexadecimal number of two digits specified with XX.

(2) [Clear] Button

The registration of the character string allocated to the FP key is cleared.

(3) [Save] Button

The character string allocated to the FP key is preserved in the file.

(4) [Load] Button

The character string allocated to the FP key is read from the file.





Choose Language


Set the display language of the application.



(1) Choose Language Select the display language of the application from the following languages.

English
Japanese



Enter the licence key


Enter the application license key.



(1) [To Buy ...] Button

Displays the homepage where you can purchase the license key.

(2) Username

Enter the user name to register the license.

(3) Licence key

Enter the license key you purchased.