The PCM20 card will function with certain combinations of FactoryFloor software and Microsoft Windows operating systems. These combinations are shown in the following table:
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|Windows NT 4||Card
operates with no modifications.
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|Card operates without modifications.|
|Card doesn't operate.||Card
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|Windows 95||Card does not operate.||
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For specific configuration instrucitons, see the chapter "Working with Controllers" in Opto 22 form 724, the OptoControl User's Guide. This document is included on the FactoryFloor CD-ROM.
In FactoryFloor version 3.1c and later, the option to configure an Opto 22 AC47 ARCNET card has been removed.
In FactoryFloor versions 3.1b and earlier, Windwos 98 may locate the PCM20 at a base I/O address which is unacceptable to OptoControl. To establish a base I/O address located between 240 and 3F0 (hex) do the following:
Important: This procedure has been tested for Windows 98, but its applicability for Windows ME has not yet been proven.
For additional configuration information on using the PCM20 card with FactoryFloor on Windows 98 and Windows ME systems, see the following document on the Opto 22 Web site
On a Windows 95 PC, the PCM20 card can be used with FactoryFloor version 3.1b by implementing a workaround which makes the PCM20 appear as an AC47 device to OptoControl. To use this workaround do the following:
Opto 22 FactoryFloor versions 3.1c and later support the following Contemporary Controls PCI-ARCNET cards:
Up to four cards may be used in a single computer. PCI20 configuration is done using the FactoryFloor software utility OptoTerm. Drivers and enablers from Contemporary Controls should not be used for configuring this adapter card.
Note: In FactoryFloor version 3.1c and later, the option to configure an Opto 22 AC47 ARCNET card has been removed.