Support for any changes or enhancements to the ILS program is provided via program named the “Update Utility.” The Update Agent allows the user to run updates to the Intelligent label interface that is installed in the category printer. These updates can contain ILS Rules, Options and the List file programs as well as printer firmware, logos, fonts and configuration files. The Update Agent utility will be installed on the “C” drive of the host terminal and configured to connect with the printer port that the category printer is connected to. The Update Utility contains a “Hot Folder” which the printer is configured to look to for updates.
In an Ethernet ILS environment the Update Utility resides on the restaurant server and on the connected terminal in a serial configuration. This utility has a “Hot Folder” that contains any ILS program updates. The updated program file is placed in the “Hot Folder” which will initiate the ILS update with a Pinter power on. When the Update Agent starts, it reads the PrinterMonitor.ini configuration file and sets its parameters according to the contents of that file. It then checks the “Hot Folder”. The agent would search for any unexecuted jobs If any such jobs are found, the resources that need to be loaded are copied locally and the printer update runs.
Support for this utility can be provided either remotely of directly via manager procedures.