The menu File, Settings, General allows to change some general settings of the IBS Control Center:

 

General settings

These settings do control the general behavior of IBS Control Center:

General Settings

 

Display Language The IBS CC software selects the language for all texts, depending upon the default MS Windows system settings. If it is the wrong one for you, please correct it here and select your language if it is available.
If your local language is missing please open the file 0009.txt into any ASCII Editor, do the translation and send us the texts after the first = sign for embedding it into the software.
Preferred Brand By default, the preferred brand is Ricoh. The Scan table will list according to the brand name found from the definition file models.ini.
Unfortunately some brands may have the same device model names. This option will set your preferred brand.
Add a simulated device In case you do not have a printer/MFP from your client available, you may use some of the IBS CC functions to generate "print" files, which can be sent by e-mail to the client and then to the printer using the Command Line Tools lpr (Windows feature) or tcpsend.
The selected device model is displayed in the printer tables with a red line. If set, it is always the last device in the list. The IP address is set to zero also.
Simulate
Notes: That "device" is not listed in the Install IBS and LicenseDevice menus.
In other menus, selecting the simulated device may disable some of the functions.


Update Options

Show news at startup If internet connection is available, on startup IBS Control Center checks our WEB site for any new information or updates that may be available. This information will be displayed.
You have the option to turn this function off and open the Extras menu for viewing them as well.


Scan options

Rescan found devices If set, IBS CC does check on each startup if all found devices of the last scan are powered on. If they are, they are not available, they are removed from the list. All the others are displayed without a new scan.
Benefit: No new scan needed
Disadvantage: New devices are not listed, so a re-scan is then needed anyway.
Extensive scan The default IP port where IBS operates in the device is 10001. The former Ricoh supported BOCR-Tool was able to change this port. If that feature has been used and IBS does no longer listens on the default port the Extensive scan option has to be enabled.


Miscellaneous options

Show device configuration.. In the Install view IBS CC lists all devices which could install IBS on, but have not.
Once this option is set, and a device in the list is marked, IBS CC attempts to read back the configuration information from that device, and displays it.
Log File retention time (days) This option defines how long the IBS Control Center´s log files are kept (in days). Valid values: 3 to 60 (default value is 7).
The log files are located at: "C:\ProgramData\IBS_CC\temp".
Note: IBS Control Center will not delete the log files actively, but it will test on start-up if there are old log files and will delete them.
Ask if specific output files ...
Some IBS CC options, primarily Debug, Quickset, Forms testing and ELP mode compile special data streams and send them to the printer. If this function is enabled, IBS CC offers before the possibility just to send it
  • only to the device
  • only into file, maybe to send it later to another device or even to the customer or to check the content
  • to the device and file

Print

Note: This option is only displayed if the Enhanced Features are enabled, see here.

Show ELP Command

Displays in the ELP mode view the selected ELP_Command in the tabs Settings and Reprints.

By deselecting this option the IBS Quicksets option, the Generate forms option and the ELP_Mode option will not be displayed after the next IBS Control Center start.

Note: This option is only displayed if the Enhanced Features are enabled, see here.


Licensing options

License files directory If IBS CC is used by several colleagues then you may want to share the license files among all of them.
You can set the directory to any local or shared volume or \\UNC\... path.


Other

Reset hidden popups Some message box popups can be set to "Do not show again". Select this button to make them all visible again.
OK All changes are stored
Cancel All changes are waived


Network Settings

These settings are used for the device scanning:

Network Settigs

 

Alternative Diprint port in addition to 9100 During sending or reading data to/from the device, those additional ports are attempted to be used, in case the standard IP port 9100 is not responding. This setting must match to the Diprint port which can be set via Telnet in the Ricoh device and can be set in the range of 1024 to 65535.
Use LPR/LPD protocol Instead of sending data via the Diprint port (normally 9100) the port 515 is used all the time. Be aware of the listed limitations.
Communication Retries and wait time If a device is busy for some reasons and/or a VPN/WAN is used for connecting to the device the communication for sending data can be slow. The two values define, how often IBS Control Center shall try to connect and together with the wait time in between, the total length of the retry time is set in milliseconds (ms).
Default is 2 retries.
If the retries are increased, set also the wait time between the retries. Default wait time is 10000ms. For example 2 retries will lead in a 20 second wait time if the printer does not respond.
Timeout SNMP Broadcasts Timeout wait time after the last response of a device coming in after a "Local network" scan is started.
Default is 0.8 Seconds.
Timeout SNMP Requests ... Time out for all SNMP communications except scanning for devices. Note: the longer the wait time, the more time is needed to scan IP address ranges. Default is 1500ms.
Note: You can reduce the time out if you do NOT read back data streams form the devices. However, for debug IBS it is strongly recommended to keep the 1500ms time out.
Timeout SNMP for Scan Same as last item, however for scanning an IP address or an IP address range. Usually the printers respond quickly. The default time are 3000 milliseconds.
SNMP Retries Amount of retries if the device does not respond within the above wait time "Timeout SNMP for Scan". The default value is 3 times.
Scan Threads Amount of parallel network scanning threads which do search within the defined IP address range for devices. The default value is 50.

 

Settings for the Single-click Installer

The single-click installer has some parameters which can be changed:

Step Sub step Setting Description Unit Minimum Maximum Default
diprint set conn single   Number of milliseconds to sleep after 'diprint set conn single' This configures the number of milliseconds to postpone the next step. Please note that enabling can only be done in the models.ini. ms 5,000 120,000 30,000
Install Java module device is online? Maximum number of attempts for check whether device is online This configures the maximum number of attempts for the online check of the device before the step.   1 65,535 30
    Number of milliseconds to sleep between attempts This configures the pause time between the attempts. ms 1,000 40,000 2,000
  Java module is installed? Maximum number of attempts for check whether module is installed This configures the maximum number of attempts for the check whether the Java module is installed.   1 65,535 120
    Number of milliseconds to sleep between attempts This configures the pause time between the attempts. ms 1,000 40,000 2,000
Install mod file device is online? Maximum number of attempts for check whether device is online This configures the maximum number of attempts for the online check of the device before the step (also used for the same check in the steps "Activate Quickset" and "Send test file").   1 65,535 30
    Number of milliseconds to sleep between attempts This configures the pause time between the attempts (also used for the same check in the steps "Activate Quickset" and "Send test file"). ms 1,000 40,000 2,000
Reboot device   Number of milliseconds to sleep before reboot This configures how long the reboot of the device is to be postponed after the last step. ms 2,000 120,000 10,000
Check installation device is online? Maximum number of attempts for check whether device is online This configures the maximum number of attempts for the online check of the device after the reboot.   30 65,535 60
    Number of milliseconds to sleep between attempts This configures the pause time between the attempts. ms 1,000 40,000 5,000
  Poll for IBS installation maximum number of attempts This configures the maximum number of poll attempts.   30 65,535 120
    number of milliseconds to sleep between attempts This configures the pause time between the attempts. ms 1,000 40,000 5,000