Printer control and administration
To control the printer with a software other than cablabel S3, cab provides drivers in 32 / 64 bit for operating systems starting from Windows Vista, Mac OS 10.6 and Linux with CUPS 1.2.
cab printer drivers are certified according to WHQL. They ensure optimum stability on the Windows operating system.
The Linux drivers are CUPS-based.
Drivers are offered on the DVD delivered with the printer and for
free download at Support.
To control the printer cab has developed the embedded programming language JScript. Download programming manual (PDF; 15 MB) for free.
abc Basic Compiler
In addition to JScript and as an integral part of the firmware it allows advanced printer programming before data are sent to printout. For example, external printer languages can be replaced without interfering in the current print job. Also data from other systems such as a scale, a barcode scanner or PLC can be integrated.
Printer Vendor Programm
As a partner in SAP's4) Printer Vendor Program cab has developed a replace method to enable easy control of a cab printer via SAPScript from SAP R/3. Only variable data are sent to the printer by the host. Pictures and fonts that priorly had been stored in the local memory (IFFS, memory card, etc.) are merged. Integration of cab label printers in SAP systems
Configuration in Intranet and Internet
The HTTP and FTP server integrated in the printer via standard programs like a web browser or FTP clients allows printer control and configuration, firmware updates and memory card administration.
Via email or SNMP, the SNMP or SMTP client datagram sends status, warning and error messages to administrators and users. Time and date are synchronized by a time server.
It is possible to simultaneously manage several printers within the network. Control, configuration, firmware updates, memory card administration, data synchronization and PIN administration are supported from one single location. Ready for A+ and X series, Hermes+, Hermes C and PX. In preparation for SQUIX and MACH 4S.
Printers connected to a network may directly access data from a central ODBC- or OLEDB-ready database and print it on a label. While printing, data can be rewritten to the database.
Printing in stand-alone operation
This operating mode is the printer's ability to select and print labels even when it is not connected to a host system.
The label has to be designed with a software such as cablabel S3 or by direct programming with a text editor on a PC. Label formats, texts, graphics as well as database contents are saved or read on a memory card, a USB memory stick or the internal IFFS storage.
Only variable data are sent to the printer via a keyboard, barcode scanner, weighing or other systems and/or recalled from the host with the Database Connector and printed.
Integration of cab EOS label printers
No printer is isolated – in a productive environment it is connected to other equipment or networks for control and monitoring. cab offers various possibilities to integrate the printer into your environment.
Every cab printer can be directly coded with the simple programming language JScript and an extensive instruction set. The label software cablabel® S3 supports optimally JScript, but a JScript program may also be created with any text editor.
As an integrated element of the firmware, the abc Basic compiler enables the printer to process data via BASIC programming before it is sent for print editing. That way, you replace external printer languages or integrate data from other systems, e.g. balance or a PLC.
11.4 In the stand-alone mode with additional network connection, the Database Connector enables printers to access data directly from a central ODBC-, OLEDB compatible database and to print it as a label.
In cooperation with SAP* cab developed the so-called replace method to control cab printers quickly and easily from SAPScript using SAP R/3. Using the replace method the host computer only sends the JScript variable, respectively changed data to the printer. As a Silver Level partner in SAP‘s Printer Vendor Program, cab has access to the SAP development area for optimum printer support in SAP environments.
11.10 The Programmer's Guide (PDF, 3,5 MB) explains and describes commands for different printer models via direct programming with JScript and abc and additionally the connection of the printer to databases via Database Connector.
For the printer control via PC drivers are available for established Windows operating systems, and CUPS-based drivers for Mac OS X and Linux. The drivers ensure optimal stability on your operating system.
Using standard programs such as the web browser or FTP clients, the integrated HTTP and FTP server enables print monitoring, configuration, firmware updates and memory card administration. Status, warning and error messages are sent to administrators or users as e-mails or SNMP datagrams via SNMP and SMTP clients. A time server is used to synchronize time and date.
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