We need to fix some concept before express.
1. Lower location, lower location means the computer equipped with marking card and laser source.
2. Upper position, upper position the computer that send marking content, and it requires installed relative data transmission software. For example, comport must be installed in serial port’s upper position, and TCP tester (available in folders from JCZ) must be installed in network port’s upper position.
A. Serial port communication
1. Connect upper position and lower position by serial port wire.
2. Open “comport” in upper position, firstly, click “open serial port”, secondly, click “serial port configuration”, like picture 1.
At this time, serial port configuration had opened, like picture 2.
3. Set serial port parameter, like picture 3.
4. Draw serial port text in lower position. Click text, select enable variable text, click “add” then select serial port communication, you will see like picture 4.
5. Change the relative parameter in lower position according to upper position’s serial port configuration, like picture 5.
BaudRate, DataBits, StopBits and Parity must be exactly consistent. And select port by the port numbering of connected data wire.
It can only communicate when upper position and lower position are consistent. Marking software will use ASC2 coding communication unless you select UNICODE. If you select UNICODE, then it will use UNICODE.
Command: You can edit the request data information to upper position from lower position.
Modify command, click “Ok”. It will display the command text. Like picture 6.
6. Click “Mark”, it will display on lower position like below picture 7.
This sign means: lower position is sending data to upper position through serial port
This sign means: communication finished, waiting upper position deliver marking data
7. After lower position sent information, upper position will receive data. At this time, input the marking content in upper position, press “enter”, then click “deliver data”.
Note: After input marking content, it must be finished by press “enter” from keyboard.
8. At this time, lower position will mark the content sent by upper position, and prompt will disappear then display as command.
Above step 2, 3, 7 for upper position and step 4, 5, 6, 8 for lower position.
B. Network port communication
1. Upper position and lower position can be connected by internet, LAN or WAN.
2. Open TCP_tester software in lower position, select TCP server, display as below:
Modify computer port as 1212, click “star listen”, display as below:
3. Draw network content at lower position. Click “text”, select “enable variable text”, click “add”, select TCP/IP communication, display as below:
Modify configuration according to upper position’s IP address, change port as “1212”, modify order, display as below:
Click “Ok”, display as below:
4. Click “Mark”, lower position display as below. If it prompt as connect succeed, thus can modify port for both upper position and lower position.
5. Upper position will display as below, display the IP address, port and command.
Input the marking content, select deliver object. (It is the IP and port for lower position.)
After click “deliver data”, you will get a notice that delivered succeed.
6. At this time, lower position will mark the content it received, and prompt will disappear then display as command.
Above step 2, 5 for upper position, step 3, 4, 6 for lower position.
JCZ marking software’s communication method does not have data cache information and does not have return information. If you need more complex or safety communication method, we suggest you to edit your own communication program through secondary development library by using secondary development library to control marking communication to reach data.