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M5900 – Windows 7 – Installation Guide

Drivers

To follow along with the procedure below, download and extract to the Windows Desktop.

Click here to download the M5900 PDT Installation Drivers.

Program Files

To follow along with the procedure below, download and extract to the Windows Desktop.

Click here to download the M5900 PDT Program Files only.

Installing M5900 Drivers

This section describes how to install the AML M5900 Personal Data Terminal (PDT) for use with GolfNow Reservations 2013.

  1. Turn on the M5900
  2. Plug the USB cable into the scanner and then into the computer.
  3. Wait for a few seconds until you see the below messages appear on the bottom right of the computer:
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  4. then,
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  5. Click the Windows Start button
  6. Open Devices and Printers
  7. Right-click M5900 USB, select Properties
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  8. Click the Hardware tab
  9. Click Properties
  10. Click Update Driver
  11. Click ‘Browse my computer for driver software’
  12. Click Browse…
  13. Browse to the <DesktopM5900InstallM5900InstallDrivers directory and click OK.
  14. Click Next,
  15. Windows will then search for the driver. If a prompt appears stating the M5900 Serial USB has not passed Windows Logo testing, click Continue Anyway.
  16. The wizard will finish and the hardware has been installed,
  17. Click Finish to close the Found New Hardware Wizard.

Install M5900 Software

This section describes how to install the M5900 Program Generator.

  1. Browse to the <DesktopM5900InstallM5900Install directory and double click the “M5900 1_0_7.msi” file to begin the installation.
  2. Click Run, if prompted.
  3. Click Next
  4. Select ‘End User Mode’ and click Next,
  5. Select to install for Everyone and click Next,
  6. Click Next to begin the installation,
  7. Once the installation is complete, click Close,

Configure the Computer COM Port

When the M5900 is plugged into the computer, it displays as a COM port in the Device Manager. To get the M5900 to communicate with GolfNow Reservations, it will need to be COM1, but will display as COM5, COM7, or any other number by default. This section describes how to setup the M5900 to appear as COM1.

  1. Right click on Computer and select Manage,
  2. Click the Hardware tab and then click Device Manager,
  3. Click the plus sign next to “Ports (COM & LPT)”.
  4. The M5900 will be displayed here as a COM port and most likely it will not be COM1,
  5. Double-click M5900 Serial USB
  6. Click Port Settings
  7. Click Advanced
  8. Change COM Port Number to COM1
  9. Click OK to save changes
  10. Close the Device Manager,
  11. Unplug the M5900 from the computer and then reboot the computer.

Configuring the M5900 Software COM Settings

This section describes how to configure the connection settings within the M5900 Programmer software

  1. Turn on and plug in the M5900 into the computer,
  2. If the M5900 icon does not appear, select Start | All Programs | AML | M5900 Programmer,
  3. The M5900 tray icon will appear after a few seconds,
  4. Right click on the M5900 tray icon and select “Configure”,
  5. In the settings section, change the Baud Rate to 9600, Data Bits to 8, Parity to None, and Stop Bits to 1.
  6. Click Save Settings when finished.
  7. Unplug the M5900 from the computer and restart the computer.

Configuring the M5900 for Installing GolfNow Reservations Import Files

This section describes how to configure the M5900 for sending the necessary import files into the device.

  1. Make sure the scanner is turned on and UNPLUGGED from the computer.
  2. From the scanner’s main menu, browse to “Settings”, click Enter
  3. Then browse to “PC Uplink Settings”, click Enter
  4. Press Enter on “Proto” and select “M5900 ProgGen”,
  5. Press Enter on “Port” and select “USB Slave”,
  6. Press the down button until “Save Settings” is highlighted at the button. Press Enter to save,
  7. Hit the Esc button (very bottom left) to exit out of the screen.

Uploading Inventory Files to M5900

This section describes how to send the 4Inv and 4InQty files to the AML 5900 to perform an Inventory. These steps require the Program Files from above.

  1. Turn on and plug in the M5900 into the computer,
  2. If the M5900 icon does not appear, select Start | All Programs | AML | M5900 Programmer,
  3. The M5900 tray icon will appear after a few seconds,
  4. Right click on the M5900 tray icon and select “Send Files”,
  5. Browse to DesktopM5900InstallM5900InstallOther and select 4INVqty
  6. Click Open,
  7. On the M5900, browse to “Program Mgmt” and then “Get data from PC”,
  8. A File Transfer window will appear after a few seconds, sometimes tens of seconds,
  9. The M5900 will then wait for the file to download,
  10. The M5900 will receive the file, compile it, and then install it,
  11. Press Enter on the M5900 to close the screen,
  12. The first inventory file is now transferred to the M5900. Repeat steps 4 through 11 for the other inventory file (4INV)
  13. You can double check the two inventory files have been successfully installed on the M5900 by selecting “Run Program” to see all installed programs.

Setup GolfNow Reservations for PDT Scanner

  1. Setup | Hardware
  2. Click PDT
  3. Use the below settings:
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  4. Click OK to save changes.

How to Perform Physical Inventory Using PDT Scanner

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