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EPSON
USER' S GUIDE
B E D I E N U N G S A N L E I T U N G
M O D E
GUÍA DEL USUARIO
MANUALE PER L' UTENTE
®
C o a x
Interface Card
D ' E M P L O I
C82314

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    B E D I E N U N G S A N L E I T U N G M O D E D ’ E M P L O I GUÍA DEL USUARIO MANUALE PER L’ UTENTE C o a x Interface Card C82314...

  • Page 2: Copyright Notice

    All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form without the prior written permission of Seiko Epson Corporation. No patent liability is assumed with respect to the use of the information contained herein. While every precaution has been taken in the preparation of this book, Seiko Epson Corporation assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions.

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    See your printer’ s user’ s manual for details. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Seiko Epson Corporation, could void the user’ s authority to operate the equipment. FOR CANADIAN USERS...

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    COAX INTERFACE CARD C82314* USER’ S GUIDE SCHNITTSTELLENDARTE COAX C82314* BEDIENUNGSANLEITUNG CARTE D’ INTERFACE COAX C82314* MODE D’ EMPLOI TARJETA DE INTERFACE COAX C82314* GUIA DEL USUARIO SCHEDA DI INTERFACCIA COAX C82314* MANUALE PER L’ UTENTE APPENDIX C ANHANG C/APPENDICE C/APÉNDICE C/APPENDICE C...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Parallel Interface Specification ....... . . Epson HP Laserjet Emulation ........

  • Page 6: Introduction

    The Epson 3270 coax interface card C82314* with PC auto parallel sharing port is an optional Epson interface card. It allows the direct connection of supported Epson ESC/P dot matrix and laser printers to a coax type-A adapter of an IBM 3174/3274/3276 Control Unit or IBM 3270 mainframe system. In addition, a...

  • Page 7: General Specifications

    (The red LED goes off after a normal self test.) on after turn on IBM 3270 coax LU1 or LU3 protocol and Centronics parallel protocol Epson parallel, internal interface connection Maximum burst: 2.3587 million bits/second 4K byte coax communication buffer Standard IBM 3174 language sections (See Appendix A, Command 8 for list of languages.)

  • Page 8: Button Specifications

    BUTTON SPECIFICATIONS Functions Button PA1 response when the PA red LED is on Prints out a page listing when pressed and held for 2 seconds. If the coax cable is disconnected, then a RAM/ROM self test is also performed and the results are printed. YES response during push button setup (see Appendix B) Bottom PA2 response when the PA red LED is on...

  • Page 9: Installing The Interface Card

    INSTALLING THE INTERFACE CARD Install the coax interface card in the same way as any Epson optional interface. This procedure is explained in detail for the individual Epson printers in either an appendix or the section on Using Printer Options in the user’ s manual that comes with the printer.

  • Page 10: Interface Configuration

    If you are using a laser printer, make sure you set your printer’ s emulation mode to match that of the interface: HP emulation or dot matrix emulation. (If your laser printer supports Epson Job Language --EJL- commands, do not change the printer’ s emulation mode using the EJL command or the command-pass-thru feature while this interface is installed.

  • Page 11: Restoring Factory Default Configuration

    DESCRIPTION The Command-Pass-Thru (Hex Transparency) feature allows the user to access all of the built-in features of the Epson printer whether or not these features can be accessed by the IBM host software. Command-Pass-Thru provides a method of placing printer specific command sequences into the data sent to the printer from the host.

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    40 (see Appendix A, command 40). EXAMPLE in order to highlight a passage in a document, you may wish to use an Epson printer command such as the emphasized mode. The printer command sequence for emphasized printing listed in your Epson printer’ s manual is ‘ ESC 45’...

  • Page 13: Custom User Strings

    Valid characters for hex codes are 0-9 and A-F (upper case letters only). No spaces are allowed in the command between the ‘ delimiter sequence &% and the first hexadecimal value. A single space is permitted, but not required, to separate pairs of hexadecimal letters (to aid in easier interpretation of the hex codes).

  • Page 14: Alternate Host (pc) Auto Parallel Sharing

    SCS code 36 as for code 35. ALTERNATE HOST (PC) AUTO PARALLEL SHARING If the C82314* is connected to a PC with the parallel sharing cable, the PC must be turned on. The coax interface card has a mini-Centronics parallel connector which enables it to automatically share the printer between the 3270 host and the alternate host (usually a personal computer).

  • Page 15: Parallel Interface Specification

    PARALLEL INTERFACE SPECIFICATION The C82314* coax interface provides a Centronics parallel data input port to allow automatic sharing of the Epson printer between the 3270 host and an alternate host. The parallel interface was designed to be compatible with popular printer...

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    Pulled up to +5V through a 3.3K ohm resistance. THIS SIGNAL IS NOT SUPPORTED BY THE C82314* INTERFACE. (De- lined by many printers to add a LF to each CR. The IBM 3270 protocol does not allow sup-...

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    NOTE: The mini-parallel connector is a DDK type DHA-36 or equivalent. The column heading ‘ DIRECTION’ refers to the direction of signal flow as viewed from the C82314* interface. ‘ RETURN’ denotes the twisted-pair return, to be connected at signal ground level.

  • Page 18: Epson Hp Laserjet Emulation

    4 microseconds. EPSON HP LASERJET EMULATION Most Epson laser printers have printer. Check your user’ s guide to determine if your printer has this option, which can be selected from the front panel of the printer. Be sure to save the HP option selection into the loaded at power-on.

  • Page 19: Hp Font Identifier Codes

    In the Appendix C at the back of the manual is a summary listing of the font identifier codes for the printer’ s resident fonts and the Epson font cartridges. The code consists of the delimiter characters (&% or alternate delimiters)’ plus the letter "P"...

  • Page 20: Computer Output Reduction (cor), Hp Emulation

    COMPUTER OUTPUT REDUCTION (COR), HP EMULATION The landscape printing capability of the HP LaserJet emulation enables the interface to automatically print traditional data processing reports requiring 66 lines by 132 columns or 198 columns of data on 8.5 x 11.0 inch paper. When Command 60 selects HP LaserJet protocol and APO is active (Command 61) and COR is selected for the paper source specified (Commands 62-64), the following format changes are automatically made to data processing reports:...

  • Page 21: Automatic Print Orientation (apo), Hp Emulation

    AUTOMATIC PRINT ORIENTATION (APO), HP EMULATION When Automatic Print Orientation (APO) is specified active (see Appendix A, command 61), the coax interface notes the page format parameters of the print image and calculates the required print dimensions in inches. calculations are based on the following equations: Characters per line (MPP) Requested - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -...

  • Page 22: Page Orientation Logic

    regardless of whether the user specified a portrait font ID. You should be aware of the significance of the specified form size (as defined by the MPP and MPL) and select these values in accordance with your desired orientation when APO is active.

  • Page 23: Appendix A. Host Download Configuration Commands

    APPENDIX A: COMMANDS This appendix defines the configuration commands which may be used to select setup values for the printer interface. These commands may be sent to the printer as part of a normal 3270 coax print job or hard copy print screen. The interface will identify the commands and obey their instructions without printing the text of the command.

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    APPENDIX A: HOST DOWNLOAD CONFIGURATION COMMANDS Table of Contents COMMAND DESCRIPTION Buffer Size ......... A-2 Lines Per Inch .

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    APPENDIX A: HOST DOWNLOAD CONFIGURATION COMMANDS Paqe of the Table of Contents COMMAND DESCRlPTION Parallel Port Timeout ........ Coax Port Timeout Custom User Strings .

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    COMMAND 1: BUFFER SIZE Selects logical default buffer size VALUE DESCRIPTION 960 characters 1920 characters 2560 characters 3440 characters 3564 characters NOTES: This command, along with the ‘ Z99,0’ command, changes the logical buffer size selection in the non-volatile memory of the interface. The logical buffer size is only reported to the host the next time the unit is powered up.

  • Page 27: Characters Per Inch

    COMMAND 3: CHARACTERS PER INCH Selects default CPI VALUE DESCRIPTION No default sent to printer 10 CPI 12 CPI 15 CPI 16.7 CPI NOTE: The IBM host controls CPI unless Command 36 is used to select override of host CPI commands. EXAMPLE: &%Z3,15 COMMAND 4: LINE SPACING Selects default Line Spacing...

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    COMMAND 6: MAXIMUM PRINT POSITION Selects current and default Maximum Print Position, the maximum number characters which can be printed on each line. VALUE DESCRIPTION Infinite Line Length Set MPP in number of characters * 132 (Factory Default) NOTES: Normal values are 80, 132, or 198 characters. This default emulates the front panel selection on an IBM printer, MPP and the current position will not be changed by changes in CPI.

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    COMMAND 8: LU1 LANGUAGE Selects default LU1 Language. VALUE * 01 12 (same as 11) 17 (same as 16) 23 (same as 07) 24 (same as 09) 25 (same as 01) 26 (same as 08) 27 (same as 10) 29 (same as 06) 30 (same as 11) 31 (same as 14) 32 (same as 14)

  • Page 30: Paperpath

    COMMAND 9: FONT SELECT (Matrix Printer] Selects Epson default font when dot matrix printer protocol is selected in Command 60. This command is not functional when laser printer protocol is selected. VALUE DESCRIPTION Draft Print Quality Roman, NLQ Sans Serif, NLQ...

  • Page 31: Form Feed Before Local Screen Copy

    NOTES: This command defines the default paper source for the Page Presentation Media (PPM) Host command in SCS mode. If the PPM command is received from the host, the interface always sends the SCS mode paper source command to the printer unless values 0 or 1 are selected.

  • Page 32: Form Feed After Local Screen Copy

    COMMAND 13: FORM FEED AFTER LOCAL SCREEN COPY Specifies whether a Form Feed is performed after a local screen hard copy. VALUE DESCRIPTION No Form Feed after local screen hard copy Form Feed performed after local screen hard copy NOTES: To use this function, the RPQ should be: IBM 3268 RPQ SC9508 IBM 3287 RPQ MC3750 IBM 4214 OPT 20=3...

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    Command 14, Values 0 and 1 are only functional from CUT terminals. EXAMPLE: &%Z14,3 COMMAND 15: CR at MPP + 1 Sets the printer in accordance with the RPQ installed in the control unit. VALUE DESCRIPTION First print position (PP) of next line First PP of current line NOTES: To use this function, the RPQ should be: IBM 3268 RPQ SC9501...

  • Page 34: Valid Ff Followed By Data

    COMMAND 17: VALID FF FOLLOWED BY DATA Sets the printer in accordance with the RPQ installed in the control unit VALUE DESCRIPTION Second print position of first line on next form First print position (PP) of first line on next form NOTES: For the Value 1 selection, the RPQ would be: IBM 3268 RPQ SC9503 IBM 3287 RPQ N/A...

  • Page 35: Ff Valid Location

    COMMAND 19: FF VALID LOCATION Sets the printer in accordance with the RPQ installed in the control unit VALUE DESCRIPTION FF is valid only at the first print position or at position MPP+1. FF is valid anywhere it occurs. NOTES: To use this function, the RPQ should be: IBM 3268 RPQ SC9506 IBM 3287 RPQ SC3739 IBM 4214 OPT 19=1...

  • Page 36: Form Feed Usage

    COMMAND 25: FORM FEED USAGE Enables a Forms Feed from the host system to be converted to the required number of line feeds (beneficial when forms length is controlled by the interface). VALUE DESCRIPTION Pass FF from host to the printer (Laser Printer default) Count the lines in Command 5 and send multiple line feeds to the printer in place of the host FF.

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    VALUE DESCRIPTION No extra FF is sent Send FF after time out value NOTES: The time-out value is the same as the time-out used to switch between host and alternate host printer sharing. (See Command 51) Generally, the host application generates a termination FF, and there is no need to change this command from the default.

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    COMMAND 34: INTERVENTION REQUIRED (IR) TIME OUT Sets the time interval before an intervention required signal is sent to the host after a printer error occurs. VALUE DESCRIPTION Never send an IR Send IR after the VALUE times 5 seconds after printer error occurs.

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    COMMAND 36: SUPPRESS IBM CONTROL CODES This function is used to select suppression of all or some IBM control codes sent from the host system. VALUE DESCRIPTION Obey all IBM control codes Suppress all IBM control codes Suppress only LPI and CPI control codes Suppress only CPI control codes Suppress only LPI control codes Suppress print quality specified in the PPM command.

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    COMMAND 38: TRUE LPI SPACING (LASER) Because laser printers have a non-printable border around the edge of single- sheet pages, 6-LPI and 8-LPI spacing is compressed slightly to enable 66 lines and 88 lines to be printed on 11-inch long paper. This can occasionally cause a problem, especially with preprinted forms.

  • Page 41: Command Id Character (hex) Start/stop Buffer Hex Dump

    COMMAND 41: COMMAND ID CHARACTER Specifies the character which can be used for the command identifier (in place of "Z" which follows the ‘ Lead In’ characters. VALUE DESCRIPTION Makes Z the command character. ZZ is the ASCII HEX value of the command ID character. NOTE: The character selected must not be 0 through 9 or A through F (valid hex values), or L, P, U.

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    COMMAND 45: SCS TRN TRANSLATE Specifies how transparent data sent using SCS code 35 is handled. VALUE DESCRIPTION Binary Transparent Emulate IBM 3287 Printer NOTES: Value 1 causes valid graphic characters to be printed normally (i.e., converted from EBCDIC to ASCII), control codes and invalid graphics to be printed as hyphens, and normal page formatting is maintained.

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    Because the printer is being shared between the parallel port and the 3270 host, careful attention should be paid to setting up the PC so that jobs are not automatically terminated because the printer is. busy. This problem may be helped by setting the PC timer “ off by writing "mode 1pt1:,,p"...

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    &%Z55,1( ) Defines the &%U3 custom user string to send an "ESC and SOH" (1B and 01 hex) to the printer. This is the Epson Double- Width, One Line, ON command. Defines the &%U4 custom command to send "SI" (shift in, OF hex) to the printer wherever the &%U4 command appears in...

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    COMMAND 56: SHARED PORT INlTlALlZATlON STRING Allows the user to define an initialization string of up to 25 bytes which are stored in the memory of the interface card and sent to the printer at the beginning of any printing received from the alternate shared port. VALUE DESCRlPTlON Following the value number, insert a parenthesis, followed by the hex bytes included in the command string, and then a...

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    HP LaserJet PCL4 laser protocol NOTES: HP LaserJet protocol automatically uses the Roman 8 character set and Epson ESC/P requires that the Code Page 850 character set be selected by the user through front panel selections or DIP switch selections.

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    COMMAND 61: AUTOMATlC PRINT ORIENTATION (APO) (LASER) Laser printers automatically control page orientation if the user decides to activate auto print orientation (APO). Refer to the page orientation logic chart in the computer output reduction section of the manual. VALUE DESCRlPTlON Auto Print Orientation (APO) is ACTIVE.

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    User Defined mode; documents are printed using the fonts and orientation that the user specifies through use of the &% font ID commands. EXAMPLE: &%Z62,3 COMMAND 63: ALTERNATE PAPER TRAY ORIENTATION (LASER) This command functions identically to Command 62 except it controls the orientation for printing that specifies (SCS,LU1) the alternate tray for the paper source.

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    EXAMPLE: &%Z64,1 COMMAND 65: CHARACTER SET SELECTION Enables the user to make a special selection of the ASCII character set that is used in the conversion from EBCDIC (SCS/LU1) or DSC (LU3) to ASCII. This is the character set that the printer uses in printing. It must be selected at the printer by using the front panel or dip switches of the printer.

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    NOTES: Previously stored substitutions are automatically changed to the new selection when the same hex location is specified in the EBCDIC table. Previously stored substitutions are cancelled if an ASCII hex sequence of 00 is specified. Command ‘ Z99,0’ must be used to store the substitutions in NV Memory for them to be effective when the printer is next turned on.

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    VALUE DESCRIPTION Restores the factory defaults to the NV memory of the interface. Prints out the active setup selections for review by the user. Restores the setup selections stored in the NV memory to active status of the interface. NOTES: The active setup selections are the same as the NV memory selections if no host download commands have been sent to the printer since it was turned on.

  • Page 52: Appendix B. Push Button Setup

    APPENDIX B: PUSH BUTTON SETUP Push button (Yes / No) setup provides an alternate method for a user to select the basic configuration selections for the printer emulation. Selections can also be changed by the Host Download Configuration Commands as specified in Appendix A which has more detailed information on the selections.

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    Following is the summary list of the push button setup option groups that are used to select the basic configuration. The underlined segment of each statement is the portion that changes. *Epson ESC/P dot matrix protocol active Do you want this changed? (Yes/ No) Alternate Selections:...

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    *Single (6 or 8 LPI) = Default Spacing Do you want this changed? (Yes I No) Alternate Selections: *Double (3 or 4 LPI) * Single (6 or 8 LPI) * 66 = MPL Do you want this changed? (Yes / No) Alternate Selections: * 72 * 84...

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    * French * Austrian / German (alt) * International * Italian * Japanese (English) * Spanish * Span&h (alt) * Spanish Speaking * English (U.K.) * Portuguese * English (U.S.) Do you want to END? NO response continues with following set-up selections. YES response prints: Save current settings? (Yes / No) YES response prints: Selections stored, turn off unit.

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    *Next Line first PP, for CR at MPP + Do you want this changed? Alternate Selections: * Current line * Next line *Current Line + 2 is next PP for NL at MPP + 1 Do you want this changed? (Yes / No) Alternate Selections: * Next line * Current line + 2...

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    Do you wish to end? (Yes / No) NO response continues with following set up selections. YES response prints: Save current settings? (Yes / No) YES response prints: Selections stored, turn off unit. *Multi LF’ s used to eject forms Do you want this changed? (Yes / No) Alternate Selections: * FF...

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    *10 min. = IR timeout Do you want this changed? (Yes I No) Alternate Selections: * 20 min * Disabled * 5 sec * 30 sec * 60 sec * 3 min * 10 min *Manual PA1/2 response Do you want this changed? (Yes / No) Alternate Selections: * Auto PA1 * Manual PA1/2...

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    *3287 emulation of SCS command 35 Do you want this changed? (Yes / No) Alternate Selections: * Binary transparent data * 3287 *5 Seconds for Parallel Port time out Do you want this changed? (Yes / No) Alternate Selections: * 10 * 20 * 30 * 60...

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    *COR Is primary paper tray orientation Do you want this changed? (Yes / No) Alternate Selections: * Portrait * landscape * User Defined * COR * COR is secondary paper tray orientation Do you want this changed? (Yes / No) Alternate Selections: * Portrait * Landscape...

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