Q: Can a 301 be used with a printer, computer or Modem?
A: The Model "301/RS"* has an RS232 port on the back and can be used to send measurement data to a computer, printer or Modem. A 301/RS uses a RS-232S type cable to connect to the receiving device. The Transmit Function Switch, located inside the instrument, must be set to DTE (Data Terminal Equipment) or DCE (Data Communication Equipment) to correspond with the receiving device. The DTE setting sends the TRANSMIT signal through pin 2 and is normally used for printers or computers outputs. The DCE setting sends the TRANSMIT signal through pin 3 and is normally used for modem outputs.
NOTE: The output connection is preset from factory to DTE operation for X-Rite 301 units and DCE operation for Fuji 301 units. To change the Transmit Function Switch setting:
* The RS version of the 301 has been discontinued. This FAQ exists in support of instruments that are already in the field.