1.2 PC Programming

1.2.1 Installing and Starting the Maintenance Console

System programming, diagnosis and administration can be performed with a PC using the KX-TAW848 Maintenance Console.
This section briefly describes how to install and start the Maintenance Console when the PC and the PBX are connected by USB cable.

System Requirements

Required Operating System
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Minimum Hardware Requirements
CPU: 300 MHz Intelcircler.gif Celeroncircler.gif microprocessor
HDD: 100 MB of available hard disk space
RAM: 128 MB of available RAM

Installing the Maintenance Console

To install or uninstall the software on a PC running Windows 2000 Professional or Windows XP Professional, you must be logged in as a user in either the "Administrators" or "Power Users" group.
To connect the PC to the PBX via USB, the KX-TDA USB driver must be installed. Follow the instructions of the wizard to install the KX-TDA USB driver. When the PBX is first connected to the PC via USB, you may be asked to select the appropriate USB driver. Browse for and select the KX-TDA USB driver that was installed previously.
Copy the setup file of the KX-TAW848 Maintenance Console to your PC. (Its icon is shown here, on the left.)
Double-click the setup file to run the installer.
Follow the on-screen instructions provided by the installation wizard.

Starting the KX-TAW848 Maintenance Console and Assigning the Basic Items (Quick Setup)

When you start the KX-TAW848 Maintenance Console with the Installer Level Programmer Code and connect to the PBX for the first time after initialization (with the factory default setting), Quick Setup will launch automatically. During Quick Setup, you will set up the following basic items:
Date and Time of the PBX. The date and time set to the PC's clock will be used.
System Password for installer for PC programming.
Operator and manager settings. Operator extensions for all time modes (day/lunch/break/night) can be assigned.
Flexible Numbering plan to Type 1 or Type 2. If Type 1 (with asterisk.gif) is selected, "asterisk.gif" must prefix all feature numbers (except access numbers) when an extension user wants to use a feature.
Operator call and Idle Line Access/ARS numbers.
Remote Maintenance Dial Number. Enter the complete telephone number of the PBX. When necessary, this number will be used to access the PBX from a remote location for maintenance purposes.
Connect the PC to the PBX with a USB cable.
Start Maintenance Console from the Start menu.
"Information before programming" appears.
a. Carefully read this important additional information, which includes updates to this and other manuals.
b. Click [OK] to close this window.
Enter the Installer Level Programmer Code (default: INSTALLER).
The Programmer Code authorizes different programming levels, and the Quick Setup is only available when you start the KX-TAW848 Maintenance Console with the Installer Level Programmer Code.
There are 2 other Programmer Codes with limited authorization: Administrator Level (default: ADMIN), and User Level (default: USER). (→ 1.2.2 Password Security)
a. Click the check box to connect to the PBX. Options will appear as shown here, on the left.
b. Enter the system password for installer (default: 1234).
c. Select "USB", then click [OK].
To connect to the PBX via USB, the KX-TDA USB driver must be installed on the PC, as explained above in "Installing the Maintenance Console".
Follow the instructions of the Quick Setup wizard and assign the basic items.
The program menu appears. You may now begin programming the PBX.
1. During a long programming session, it is highly recommended that you periodically save the system data to the SD Memory Card. If the PBX undergoes a sudden power failure or if the system is reset for some reason, all the system data in RAM will be lost. However, if system data has been saved to the SD Memory Card, it can be easily restored.
To save the system data to the SD Memory Card, (1) click the "SD Memory Backup" icon before resetting the PBX or turning off the power, or (2) exit the Maintenance Console so that the PBX automatically saves the system data.
2. The PC will not perform any shutdown operation, or enter the power-saving system standby mode while the Maintenance Console is connected to the PBX.
To perform either of the operations above, first close the connection to the PBX.
Do not remove the SD Memory Card while power is supplied to the PBX. Doing so may cause the PBX to fail to start when you try to restart the system.

1.2.2 Password Security

To maintain system security, system passwords are required to access certain programming functions of the PBX. By giving different users access to different passwords, it is possible to control the amount of programming that each user is able to perform.
The following types of system passwords are available:




System Password for User
Used with the user-level programmer code to access user-level PC programming. The installer can specify which system programming settings are available.
4 10 characters
System Password for Administrator
Used with the administrator-level programmer code to access administrator-level PC programming. The installer can specify which system programming settings are available.
System Password for Installer
Used with the installer-level programmer code to access installer-level PC programming. All system programming settings are available.
For more information about programmer codes, see 2.1.2 Access Levels.
Warning to the Administrator or Installer regarding the system password
1. Please provide all system passwords to the customer.
2. To avoid unauthorized access and possible abuse of the PBX, keep the passwords secret, and inform the customer of the importance of the passwords, and the possible dangers if they become known to others.
3. The PBX has default passwords preset. For security, change these passwords the first time that you program the PBX.
4. Change the passwords periodically.
5. It is strongly recommended that passwords of 10 numbers or characters be used for maximum protection against unauthorized access. For a list of numbers and characters that can be used in system passwords, see 1.1.2 Entering Characters.
6. If a system password is forgotten, it can be found by loading a backup of the system data into a PC, and checking the password using the Maintenance Console software. If you do not have a backup of the system data, you must reset the PBX to its factory defaults and reprogram it. Therefore, we strongly recommend maintaining a backup of the system data. For more information on how to back up the system data, refer to the on-line help of the Maintenance Console.
However, as system passwords can be extracted from backup copies of the system data file, do not allow unauthorized access to these files.