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# TS3 setup guide - Windows 10
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This document guides you through setting up your TS3 on Windows 10. Find all resources for TS3 on [GitLab](https://gitlab.com/toposens/public/resources/).
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Please note that TS3 is intended solely for research and development purposes and only made available on a business-to-business basis.

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## Step 1: Connect TS3 to PC
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**For TS3 v1.2:**
Connect TS3 to your PC with the USB Mini-B cable:

1. Plug in the USB cable to TS3.
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![Connect to TS3](/TS3/Images/ts3-setup-usb-connector.jpg)
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2. Plug in the USB cable to your PC.
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![Connect to PC](/TS3/Images/ts3-setup-w10.jpg)
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**For TS3 v1.0 & v1.1:**
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Connect TS3 to your PC with the UART-to-USB-A cable:
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1. Plug the UART-to-USB-A cable into the TS3.
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2. Plug the UART-to-USB-A cable into your PC.

> When first plugged in, a green LED should briefly blink on the USB-A plug.
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## Step 2:  Determine the COM Port of TS3
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1. Disconnect the USB cable (**for TS3 v1.0 & v1.1:** UART-to-USB-A cable) of your TS3 from your PC.
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2. Open the Device Manager of your PC by right-clicking the *Windows-Symbol* on your taskbar and selecting *Device Manager* from the context menu.

> **Please note:** If no other USB serial devices are connected to your PC, you will not see the section *Ports (COM & LPT)* in Device Manager. Skip step 3.

3. Search for the section *Ports (COM & LPT)* in Device Manager. If this section is already available, extend it and memorize the COM ports currently assigned.

4. With the Device Manager window open, connect TS3 to your PC as described in **Step 1: Connect TS3 to PC**. Look for a new entry in *Ports (COM & LPT)*: this is the COM port assigned to your TS3.

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![Determine the COM Port of TS3](/TS3/Images/ts3-v12-device-manager-e1574269872851.png)
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> **Please note:** If no driver is available for the device, it may be listed under *Other devices* instead of *Ports (COM & LPT)*, for example as *CP2102N USB to UART Bridge Controller* (for TS3 v1.2).
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## Step 3: Read TS3 Data Stream in a Serial Terminal

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Use RealTerm (or your favorite serial port terminal) to communicate with your TS3:
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1. Download and install [RealTerm](https://sourceforge.net/projects/realterm/).

2. Connect TS3 to your PC as described in **Step 1: Connect TS3 to PC**

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3. Start RealTerm and go to the *Port* tab to set up the serial communication:
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	* Set *Baud* to `576000`
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	* Set *Port* to the COM port of your TS3
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	* Set *Parity* to `None`
	* Set *Data Bits* to `8 bits`
	* Set *Stop Bits* to `1 bit`
	* Click *Change* to apply changes

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> You can find out the COM port of your TS3 by following the instructions from **Step 2: Determine the COM Port of TS3** of this guide.
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![Use RealTerm to commnuicate with TS3](/TS3/Images/ts3-realterm-576k-1.png)
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4. You should now see the serial data stream of your TS3 in the terminal:

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![Use RealTerm to communicate with TS3](/TS3/Images/ts3-realterm-576k-2.png)
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## Next Steps

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* Now that you've got started with TS3, check out the **ROS packages** for Toposens sensors. Find instructions on the [ROS Wiki](http://wiki.ros.org/toposens).
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* If you want to work with the raw data stream of TS3, check out our guide on the communication protocol of TS3 on [GitLab](https://gitlab.com/toposens/public/resources/blob/master/TS3/ts3-communication-protocol.md).