The latest release of Link-OS™ adds the ability to protect access to the Front Panel. This new feature requires entering a password before modifying a Front Panel item.
This capability is available to all Link-OS printers with a Front Panel, except for the standard QLn220, QLn320, ZQ510 and ZQ520 printers. To use these new front panel password features on your Link-OS printer, update the printer to one of the following Operating System builds (or later):
Printer Model Type
V68.19.13Z or later
V72.19.13Z or later
V74.19.13Z or later
V75.19.13Z or later
Printers that have this capability have a new item in the “Tools” menu – “Password Protect”, which provides the following three option levels of protection:
oAll Front Panel Items that can be modified are protected
oProtects a pre-selected set of items on the Front Panel.
oThe pre-selected set of protected items are listed in Appendix 1 in the linked Application Note below
oWhich items are protected can be changed by modifying Front Panel WML script files
oNone of the Front Panel items are protected when this setting is selected.
Password Protection Commands
There are two Set-Get-Do (SGD) commands and one ZPL command that control the Front Panel password system.
oThis SGD sets the password protection level.
oChoices are “all”, “selected”, and “none”. (See above)
The default value for QLn420 and the Healthcare models of QLn220 and QLn320 is “SELECTED”.
The default value for ZT230, ZT410, ZT420, ZD500 and ZD500R is “NONE”.
oSets the current password.
oFor security purposes, when retrieving this value via a getvar, only “*” is returned.
oThis is the ZPL command that sets the password. (See the Zebra Programming Guide)
o^KP and display.password.current are two ways of setting the same password.