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Automatically Enable Serial Device-to-host Communications

You can enable serial device-to-host communications when you want a bidirectional device on a serial port (such as a printer or bar-code reader) to be able to send information to a host via Reflection. Most hosts automatically initiate serial device-to-host communications (via the Csi?9i control function).

To enable serial device-to-host communications automatically

  1. Open a VT terminal session.

  2. Open the Logging Settings dialog box as follows:

    The steps depend on your user interface mode.

    User interface Mode Steps
    Ribbon From the Tools tab, in the Logging group, click the dialog box launcher next to Logging.
    Reflection Browser In the search box, enter Land then, under Actions, select Logging.
    TouchUx Tap the Wrench icon and then, under Logging, select Logging.
  3. Under Log output to, select Serial device, and then click Configure.

    The Configure Serial Device Port dialog box appears.

  4. From the Port list, select the port to which your serial device is connected.

    If necessary, change the other settings for the serial connection to your device.

    The Configure button from the Terminal Setup Advanced Options dialog box is equivalent to the Configure button from the Logging Settings dialog box. You can use the button from either dialog box to configure your serial device port.

  5. Click OK.

  6. If the host application needs to send data to the serial device, from the Logging dialog box, clear the Printer check box. (You can omit this step if data flows only from the serial device to the host.)

  7. Click OK.

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