4 Configuration Settings Appendix
Port This is not a setting. Port lets you view the printer port to which the selected printer is assigned.
Available printer ports are Local 1, Local 2, Remote 1, Remote 2, Remote 3, and
Database. Several printers can be mapped to the same printer port. For example, both Local 1 and
Local 2 could be mapped to the same local printer to allow printing from different paper trays of one
Port Local 1 has the highest priority, port Database has the lowest priority. If you print a report for
which no specific printer has been assigned (Target Device = Unspecified, see "Configuring
Reports" on page 116), the monitor tries to print on port Local 1 first. If this is not possible, because
the printer is not available or there is a mismatch between the configured report size and the actual printer
paper size, the monitor tries to send the report to the printer connected to port Local 2, followed by
Remote 1, and so on. If the monitor has no connection to a printer, the report will be stored in the print
database, from which it will be printed as soon as a connection to an appropriate printer is available.
Config Printer This setting is available in Service mode only. It lets you define whether the printer
is automatically or manually configured. Automatic printer configuration is only available for remote
printers, i.e. printers that are connected to the Information Center. For local printers and printing to the
database, this setting is automatically set to Manual.
When Config Printer is set to Auto, printer settings for paper size, resolution, color support and
duplex option sent from an Information Center or other source override the settings configured at the
monitor. They will be unavailable ("grayed out") at the monitor. When Config Printer is set to
Manual, the printer settings from the monitor override printer settings from an Information Center or
Printer Status This lets you enable or disable the selected printer.
If Port is one of the remote ports, and Config Printer is set to Auto, and printing on this port is
not possible, Printer Status is automatically Disabled and cannot be changed.
Paper Size This lets you configure the printer paper size. Possible choices are: A4, Letter, A3 or
Ledger (11x17 inches). This setting is not available if Config Printer is configured to Auto.
Resolution The printer resolution can be set to 300 dpi, 600 dpi or 1200 dpi. The
horizontal and vertical resolutions are assumed to be identical. This setting is not available if Config
Printer is configured to Auto or if Printer Status is Disabled.
Color Support This lets you configure whether the printer supports color. It can be set to
Monochrome or 8 Colors. This setting is not available if Config Printer is configured to
Auto or if Printer Status is Disabled.
Duplex Option This lets you configure Simplex or Duplex printing. If the printer does not
support duplex printing, this setting is ignored. This setting is not available if Config Printer is
configured to Auto or if Printer Status is Disabled.
Printer Configuration Examples
Configuring a Locally Connected Printer
These steps show you how to carry out a typical configuration for a monitor connected to a local printer.
In the Setup Printers menu, select the first printer in the list (Port is set to Local 1).
Set Printer Status to Enabled. Disabled means that no reports will be printed on the
printer. If this menu entry is grayed out, it means that no printer of this type is connected to the
specified port. Make sure that all other printers in the list are set to Disabled.