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MARKEM SMARTDATE 2/3 PROTOCOL

Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:28 am
by Nicola
We are using NiceLabel to create labels on Markem SmartDate2 and Markem SmartDate3 printers.
We have experience with protocol CimComms of Markem.
If we print the NiceLabel label on the file we see that the protocol used by NiceLabel is not CimComms.

So, what is the protocol used by NiceLabel Markem Driver ?

Thanks

Nicola

Re: MARKEM SMARTDATE 2/3 PROTOCOL

Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:04 pm
by Tekumze
NiceLabel uses Cimcomms protocol as well.

What you see on "print to file" is however not cimcomms.
That's because printer driver itself can't be bidirectional. Cimcomms (as you probably know) is a protocol that requires bidirectional communication. Our driver therefor generates a stream that is used by the bidirectional part of the driver (language monitor called mrknlmnt.dll) to generate a label and send it using cimcomms protocol.

If you employed a software for spying on data directly on port used by the printer you'd see that the communication between the printer and the computer is actually cimcomms.

Re: MARKEM SMARTDATE 2/3 PROTOCOL

Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:28 pm
by Nicola
Hi Tekumze,
thank you :)

Nicola

Re: MARKEM SMARTDATE 2/3 PROTOCOL

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:20 pm
by menik
Should i insert a field with the press of SmartDate hours.
NiceLabel does not allow it.
Is there any way to do this?

Thanks
Renato

Re: MARKEM SMARTDATE 2/3 PROTOCOL

Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:14 pm
by Tekumze
Hi

I am not sure I understand the statement.

You're saying that NiceLabel doesn't allow Smartdate 2/3 to use internal clock with hours?
From what I know that should be allowed so you will need to be more specific before I can give you a complete answer.

Re: MARKEM SMARTDATE 2/3 PROTOCOL

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:50 pm
by menik
Sorry for the delay but I was on vacation.

Yes, I can say.

NiceLabel can send a date / time field that transmits the time when sending the PC, but then that time is fixed and does not change until the next transmission.

Bye
Renato

Re: MARKEM SMARTDATE 2/3 PROTOCOL

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:13 pm
by Tekumze
If you want to print internal date/time you need to do a few things to make it work.

First you need to use an internal font.
Then you need to select the source for the clock. By default it is "System clock". With that selection the time is sent to the printer and it remains unchanged same as any fixed text you might send to the printer.

To enable the printer to print its own clock you need to change the source to "Printer clock".

That should change the static text to an internal clock field which printer then updates itself.

Re: MARKEM SMARTDATE 2/3 PROTOCOL

Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:46 pm
by menik
Ciccio, non funziona, inutile arrampicarsi sugli specchi.
Mi spiace
Menik

Re: MARKEM SMARTDATE 2/3 PROTOCOL

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:50 am
by aleibrecht
Hello,

Have you managed to insert variables into Smartdate? So when you select the job it asks for the values in the printer controller lcd and not in a PC. Every variable exept for counters and dates (that do give the option to use the internal values) is asked in the windows print window but it stays static in the printer controller.

If the font does not exist in printer, is the text converted to image then?


Regards