Any software that can be used to send out ASCII strings out of a Com port can be used to send commands to Compumotor controllers and indexers. The basic setup for the Com port is:
1 stop bit
Motion Planner used with the 6K makes use of a Com6srvr file for communication. But, the 6K can still use the same basic RS232 protocols as the other controllers.
Each command sent requires a delimiter after it so that the controller or indexer knows that the command is finished being sent. The 6K and 6000 series products use a colon, ":", or Carriage Return as a delimter. The X-language products, such as the SX, use either a space or a Carriage Return as a delimiter.