When using Cinema, Serial PLUS, or Serial-To-Ethernet applications people will be generally using the serial port to talk to other devices or send commands. Knowing what registry keys need to be set to when communicating on them is important. This tutorial is for setting the registry keys up for the Serial Control Plus application.

To start, when using Serial Control, the connection that will be set up is accessed through the command line once all the registry keys have been set. So first thing is to go to the support tool and go to applications. Once there make sure that the Serial Control application is checked, otherwise check it and reboot.

Once the JNIOR reboots, go to the console tab and type “ps” to see if the application is running.

If it is then next go to the registry tab and in the section App-Data find the Serial Control program.

Here is where all the information for creating the serial connection is contained. If you are connecting through COM3 at the command line, make sure that the SerialPort value is set to AUX if the port being used is the Auxiliary port and not the RS-232 port. If you want to connect through TCP, make sure you set a TcpServerPortNumber value set, a good example one is 9202. Now all the values should be set to connect serially to the JNIOR. Go to the JNIOR support tool and select tools –> command line. This will bring up the command line to give serial commands to the JNIOR. 

To connect from COM3, click on the TCP/IP drop down button and select COM3. Make sure the baud rate is the same value that the Aux serial port value is in the Serial I/O section of the configuration tab. Also click on the Options drop down and select all the options not checked. If you are connecting through TCP leave the TCP/IP value alone in its drop down, and then set the IP of your JNIOR and the portnumber value you set earlier. Also you will select all the values in the options drop down box. Once this is done, click connect and now you should be serially connected to the JNIOR. An easy test is to type “c1” to toggle output 1 on the JNIOR.