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Part # 255350B

4/18/2008 $ 5.00

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ECHO WINDOWS PROGRAMMING SOFTWARE
Minimum System Requirements: IBM PC or compatible, 120 MHz
minimum, 32 MB RAM minimum, CD ROM drive, 2GB disk space or greater
recommended.

Operating system: Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows


NT.

Ports: Two ports needed, 1 for a pointing device and 1 serial port and cable
to connect to the exchange.

ECHO System: Program code version 1.1.4 or greater.

SOFTWARE INSTALLATION
This section describes how to load the ECHO software on your computer.

1. Insert CD ROM into the CD ROM drive.

2. Click on the Windows START button and then click on the menu
option RUN.

3. At the prompt type in <drive letter>:setup.exe <return>. Example,


a:setup.exe, if the floppy drive is drive a:. The first screen shown
(figure 1) is the Welcome window, click the Next button to continue.

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Figure 1
4. After clicking on the Next button in the Welcome window, the
destination location must be specified (see figure 2). You can accept
the default location or choose another location by clicking on the
Browse button. When a location is chosen click on the Next button.

Figure 2

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5. The user is now prompted to select a program folder where the installation
program will locate the icon (see figure 3).

Figure 3

The text entered at this point will display in the Start Programs list.

6. The Setup Complete Window (figure 4), which notifies the user that the
installation is complete, should appear now, click on the Finish button
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to conclude the setup process. The ECHO Administration icon should
now appear in the Start Programs list.

Figure 4

SOFTWARE OPERATION
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When the ECHO Administration application is executed, the Main
Window is displayed (figure 5). You will need to enter the default
password. C1743BD. The password is case sensitive.

Figure 5

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The first time that the software is executed , the computer serial port that
will connect to the ECHO system needs to be configured. From the File
option choose, FileProperties, a Pop-up menu (figure 6) will appear
with a list that contains the six possible serial (COM) ports that can be
configured. Select the COM port, along with the selection 430 system or
460 system. The 430 system is stand alone system and 460 is an
networked system. Select the COM port that will be used to connect to
the ECHO system and click on the OK button.

Figure 6
At this point exit the ECHO software by clicking on the X button at the top-
right corner of the Main Window or click on the FileExit option. Connect
the 9 pin serial cable from the computer to the RS-232 port (J11) to the
ECHO motherboard RS-232 port (J11). Re-start the ECHO software; at this
point the Main Window should appear.

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System Programming - Global Attributes
Choosing the GLOBAL button from the Main Window (or choosing Edit
Global Attributes from the menu) will allow the user to edit the Global
System Attributes ( same as the V Section in the manual programming
mode), the following window (figure 7) will appear. The settings in this
window denote system wide (Global) attributes. Changes here will affect
overall system functionality. Click on the Update button to program
changes in the attributes to the ECHO system. If no changes are to be made
to the global attributes click the Cancel button to go back to the Main
Window. Note the Set Node ID button at the bottom of the window, this
function may be used when portions of a system are to come online
autonomously and then be linked together at some later time. For typical
installations this button should not be used. Similarly, the Active Node
Count setting which is used for diagnostic purposes, should in most
applications be left alone.

Figure 7

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System Programming- Local Attributes
Clicking on the LOCAL button on the Main Window (or by choosing Edit--
Local Attributes from the menu) will cause the following window (figure 8) to
be displayed. It is a request for the user to select the L node that is
associated with the stations to be programmed.

Figure 8

Note that that L node (linecard, ECHO-LC) that is selected must be online,
if it is not, an error message will appear when the computer tries to retrieve
station information from the selected L node. When station information is
successfully retrieved the Local Attributes window (figure 9) is displayed.

This section corresponds to the D section in the manual programming


mode . The information contained on the first Local Attributes screen
corresponds to the station that is associated with the first pair of terminals on
the DIN Rail block in the ECHO control cabinet for that particular L node
(line card, ECHO-LC).

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Figure 9
Note the text in the title bar of the window, it displays the node number
Lxxx and the pair number yy for the station whose data is currently
displayed. Review and/or change data as needed in this window. Click on
the Update button to send the currently displayed attributes to the system.
Changes made on this screen affect a single station. Scrolling through the
stations is accomplished by using the <<Prev and Next >> buttons.
When finished reviewing/changing information regarding stations connected
to a particular L node, first click Update (if changes were made) then on
the Done button, this will bring you back to the Main Window. If information
for stations that are connected to a different L node needs to be
added/updated, simply click on the Local button and select a new L node
from the displayed list and change the Local Attributes as required.

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Backup/Restore Features
The ECHO Administration Application has built in Backup/Restore
functionality, which allows the user to backup (save) and/or restore (load) the
Global and Local attributes for the entire ECHO system. There are two
ways to access these features from the Main Window (see fig. 10) for
appropriate button identification.

Load Save Load Save


Global Global Local Local
Attribute Attribute Attribute Attribute

Restore Back-up Restore Back-up

Figure 10 (portion of Main Window)

The typical Backup/Restore procedure is a two-step process. The first step is


the Backup/Restore of the Global data. When either the Restore Global Data
button or the Restore Global Data button is clicked on a window requesting the
file destination (in the case of a backup) or the source file (in the case of a
restore) will display (see fig. 11).

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Figure 11

At this point it is required to choose a file name and the place where the file will
be located. In the case of a Backup process the user may overwrite an existing
file or enter a new file name. In the case of a restore procedure the user must
select an existing file. The default file extension for the Global data is .glb. The
Backup/Restore of global data should take 1 to 2 seconds. The system is fully
functional while the global attributes backup is occurring.

The second step in the Backup/Restore process is the Backup or Restore of the
Local data. When the user selects either the Backup Local Data button or the
Restore Local Data, a window requesting the file destination (in the case of a
backup) or the source file (in the case of a restore) will display (the window is
similar to that shown in fig. 11). At this time the user is required to choose a file
name and the place where the file will be located. In the case of a Backup
process the user may overwrite an existing file or enter a new file name. In the
case of a restore procedure the user must select an existing file. The default file
extension for the Local attributes is .loc. The Backup of local attributes should
take approximately 8 to 10 minutes, while the restore process is typically much
less. The system is fully functional while the local attributes backup is occurring.

Note that the second way to access all the Backup and Restore features may be
accomplished by clicking on the File option in the Main Window, which results in
a popup menu. Then click on the appropriate feature choice. It is also important
to note that the user should not modify the files created by the backup process,
doing so may cause inconsistent system operation.
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Troubleshooting & Error Messages
Any of the following series of screens may appear due to one or more system
problems. The failure of the application to communicate with the specified serial
port will cause this error message (Figure 12) to be displayed. Probable cause of
this is an incorrect COM port specified in the FileProperties pop-up screen.

Figure 12

The failure of the application to communicate with the ECHO system will
result in one of the following error messages being displayed (figures 13
and 14). If the user was attempting to view Global Attributes when the
error occurred, the following error message (figure 13) will be displayed.

Figure 13
If the user was attempting to view Local Attributes when the error
occurred, the following error message (figure 14) will be displayed.

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Figure 14

Possible causes for this may include the following:

- ECHO main cabinet not powered up.

- Verify heartbeat LED is flashing on the ECHO-MB mother


board.

- Cabling problem between PC and ECHO-MB mother board.

- Verify RS-232 cable connection to proper port on PC.

- Verify correct RS-232 cable is used (straight 9 pin).

- Several applications running simultaneously on the PC along


with the ECHO-SFW software. Close all other applications
before launching the ECHO-SFW Windows Software.

The following error messages may be displayed when attempting to


update Global Attributes, most are self-explanatory, they will arise due to
programming inconsistencies and/or invalid entries.

Figure 15 Figure 16

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Figure 21

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Figure 26 Figure 27

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The text on the following three screens (figures 29, 30, and 31) may be
vary slightly depending on what was entered in the Number of Extension
Digits field. Note that the user may enter the single digit 1 in the
Telephone Access- Inbound field regardless of what is entered in the
Number of Extension Digits field.

Figure 29

Figure 30

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Figure 31

On the following screen (figure 32), 0-9, *, # represent standard telephone


DTMF dialing tones. F represents Hook Flash, and P represents Pause
(approx. 1.5 seconds).

Figure 32

The following error messages may be displayed when attempting to


update Local Attributes, most are self-explanatory, they will arise due to
programming inconsistencies and/or invalid entries. Note the text in the
error message (figures 33,37, and 38) may vary slightly depending on
what was entered in the Number of Extension Digits field in the Global
Attributes section. Note too that the error messages seen in figures 37 and
38 may also apply to entries in the Two Digit Speed Dial Assignments
section.

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Figure 33

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Figure 36

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The following two error messages (figures 37 and 38) may display when
attempting to configure an Administrative Master and there are invalid values in
the Day and/or Night fields.

Figure 37

Figure 38

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SYSTEM DIAGNOSTICS

Figure 39

Display Failed Stations


Selecting Display Failed Stations will run a diagnostic check on the Echo 430/460
System. This may take several minutes depending on the number of connected stations. A report
will be produced when the check is complete (figure 40).

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Figure 40

Display Code Versions

When Display Code Versions is selected the following information will display for
Echo 430/460 System:
Number of communicating nodes
Number of configured nodes
Node
Code version
Dipswitch settings: When connected to a 430 system, settings for dipswitches 14 will
display. When connected to a 460 system, settings for dip switches 17 will
display.(figure 41)

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Figure 41

Configuration Verification
This diagnostic feature allows the user to quickly check for any errors and inconsistencies
in the programming on Echo 430/460. Configuration Verification checks both global and
local configurations. The results of the verification will appear on screen (figure 42).

Figure 42

The results can be saved by selecting (figure 43) Save To File.. The results will be saved
as a verification file (.vrf). Verification files can be opened and viewed using a word
processing program such as Microsoft Word, or a basic text program.

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Figure 43

File ECHOSFTWREV114

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NOTES:

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