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Application Processing of Printer?

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The Question is:

We are useing VAX4000 100, with VAX/VMS 5.2 version.
The system has DHW42-CA Asynchronous Communication option installed and 4 line
 Asynchronous ports cable with modem control. One of the port is connected to
 Serial line printer (Some Japanies brand) for continue Alram report printing.
 Now Printer is Damage
, So before buy any standard Serial Lineprinter I used windows Hyperterminal
 emulator on this port to receive Alarm Data, but I am contineously receivng 3
 character Code evey 10 second delay instead of actual data.
Even I used the same Serial port Setting as the Printer has.
Flow control Xon/Xoff
Parity None
Baud Rate 9600
Data Bits 8
Could you please give Idea what is the reason. And guide us to solve this
Looking forward
Rizwan Ahmed

The Answer is :

  The OpenVMS Wizard would have to assume these three character codes
  are being generated by the (unspecified) alarm-reporting application.
  Without details of the three characters seen and the application that
  might be generating these characters, no more specific answer is
  possible -- this could conceivably be a device probe of some sort,
  looking for the status and accessability of the printer.

answer written or last revised on ( 30-DEC-2003 )

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