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M5000 – Installation Guide

NOTE: The M5000 is NOT compatible with Windows 7 64-bit

Installation Package

Click here to download the M5000 Installation Package

Configuring Data Collection Device

These steps configure the American Microsystems Model 5000 data collection device for use with the inventory wizard. There are two parts to this setup, installing the software on your machine and then downloading the program to the data collection device.

Prior to beginning these procedures, become familiar with the device. Each key can represent letters, numbers or symbols. Like a keyboard, some keys have a primary character and then another character that can be used by implementing the shift key. Know where the arrow keys are and where the enter button is located. They are used extensively. Connect the serial cable to the back of the computer and the rj45 connector to the device.

  1. Choose the My Computer icon,
  2. Download and Extract the Installation Package to the desktop. ftp://ftp.teeitup.biz/InvScan.zip
  3. Double click on the Other folder,
  4. Double click on the InvScan folder,
  5. Double click on the Scanner folder,
  6. Double click on the setup.exe,
  7. Click the Next button,
  8. A name and company should appear, if not, enter them and click Next,
  9. At the choose Destination Location, click Next,
  10. At the select Program Folder window, click Next,
  11. Click Next at the Start Copying Files window,
  12. If an icon window appears, close it using the Windows close button in the upper right,
  13. Click the Finish button,
  14. Go to Start | All Programs | M5000 Utilities | M5000 Programmer,
  15. The M5000 task bar appears. Click on Communications | Send File,
  16. An Enter Filename to Send window appears. Click on the Look In pull-down menu,
  17. Choose the My Computer icon,
  18. Double click on the CD drive,
  19. Double click on the Other folder,
  20. Double click on the InvScan folder,
  21. Click on the 4inv.pg5 file and click on Open,
  22. If the device is not on, click on the red power button,
  23. On the device, the Main Menu appears. Use the down arrow key once to move the cursor to Communications and hit the Red enter button,
  24. On the Communication Select menu, move the down arrow once to move to the Receive mode and hit the Red enter button,
  25. If a screen appears asking you to choose the mode of connection, choose the RS232 Serial by hitting the enter button,
  26. The final screen on the device says it is waiting for Connect,
  27. On the computer back at the Send File window, click the Send button,
  28. The computer sends the file to the device. When complete the status field at the bottom of the send file window says complete and the device says Receive Complete,
  29. On the computer, click on the Exit button,
  30. On the device, press the Exit Key two times to go back to the main menu,
  31. On the computer, click on Communications | Send File,
  32. An Enter Filename to Send window appears. Click on the Look In pull-down menu,
  33. Double click the InvScan folder,
  34. Double click on the Other folder,
  35. Double click on the InvScan folder,
  36. Click on the 4invqty.pg5 file and click on Open,
  37. Do steps 22-30 of Configuring Data Collection Device above,
  38. Close the M5000 Programmer task bar with the Windows close button in the upper right,
  39. On the device, press the Exit Key two times to go back to the main menu.
  40. Reboot the computer.

Once the Device is loaded with the counting programs, you should never have to reload them.

Installing Data Collection Device Interface Software

The interface software allows Fore! Sell to receive input from American Microsystems Model 5000 data collection device. Install the interface software prior to downloading the counts to the inventory wizard. This setup only needs to be completed once, but needs to be completed on every machine downloading information from the collection device. In most cases that is only one machine, usually a back office machine.

  1. From the InvScan folder used above, run Forescan.exe
  2. Click Next on the Select Installation Folder window,
  3. Click Next to the Confirm Installation Window,
  4. When the files are done installing, click the Close button to the Complete Installation window,
  5. Click OK to the Setup Succeeded message,
  6. Close the My Computer Window with the close button in the upper right.

The inventory wizard can now be configured to receive input from a data collection device. If you are using the American Microsystems M5000 data collection device.

See M5000 – Manual Import Procedure

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