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Installing CATIC ESL


  • At least one label, one basestation
  • IP parameters (IPV4 address, netmask, gateway) for basestation and PC
  • LPSNG account with Pro subscription)
  • Windows 8 or Windows 10 PC with .NET 4.0 for the ESL Server
  • Google Chrome (in current version) installed on the PC
  • Internet connection to connection with LPSNG and to download the software
  • Administrator password for configuration PC
  • Ethernet hub or switch
  • Ethernet cables
  • Power outlet for basestation (and the ESL server)

Downloading the Software

  • Download caticEslInst.exe
  • Run the installer on your configuration PC

Configure Basestation

  • Setup a separate configuration Ethernet containing the basestation and your PC
  • Assign the IP address to the PC
  • Make sure you can reach the basestation
  • Open a command line window
  • CD into the installation directory (normally c:\Program Files (x86)\lpsngesl )
  • Run the Configuration program
CATICESL configure --base 02 --baseIp --baseMask --baseGateway --serverIp
  • Configure the PC with the final server ip address (and corresponding netmask and gateway)
  • PING the basestation with it's new address

Server Installation

  • Download the ESL Server Software (eslServerInst.exe)
  • Run the Installer
  • Connect you ESL server to the cloud based (or on premises) LPSNG

Create your first label format (for ESL)

  • Create a Google Sheets spreadsheet with label data (including label Id)
  • Format of label id: bb/iiiiii (bb is base station id, iiiiii label id as printed on the label). Eg 02/1234ABC
  • Put label id in a text field ('02/123ABC) leading apostrophe is required.
  • Add the "Next Generation Label Printing System" Google Sheets Add-In ("Add-ons > Get add-ons")
  • Open the sidebar ("Add-ons > Next Generation Label Printing System > Start")
  • "Sign In"
  • Create a label format (with the data) "Create design"
  • Format or Unit: ESL 2.8"
  • Labels per Page:
    • Horizontal: 1
    • Vertical: 1
  • Open "Label > Label Attributes > Target" :
    • Target Type: "ESL"
    • Target: Activate "Dynamic Data"
    • XPath: Select field for label id
    • Sample: Select label id
  • Design the rest of the label
    • Remember that the complete window is one label, which only has 232x88 pixels.
    • Use fontsizes which look big on the screen
  • "Run > Run > Use sample data from Label Description"

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