Bluetooth uses a master/slave device relationship to
create what is called a piconet. One device
within the piconet network is the master device (also
called the host) that
generates a frequency hopping pattern. A
maximum of seven slave devices can participate in a
A slave device can also participate in another different
piconet. In addition, the master device of
one piconet can act as a slave device for a different
The TM-P60 is a dedicated slave device.
2.2 PDA/Computer Preparation
Prepare a Bluetooth-compatible PDA or Computer to act as a
The required operating environment is indicated below:
❏ Compatible with Bluetooth Ver.1.1
❏ Compatible with SPP (virtual serial connection)
❏ The user must provide and install the actual print application.
2.3 Turning printer power on
Check that a paper roll is loaded and that power is being
supplied to the device; press the power button.
Note: If a serial cable (OT-RS60) is connected when the
printer power is turned on, wireless communication functions will be
disabled. Make sure to remove any serial cables before
turning power on.
2.4 Starting the Bluetooth Setup Tool
Start up the Bluetooth setup tool from the PDA/Computer
Continue setup in accordance with this tool’s instructions.
2.5 Detecting Communication-ready Bluetooth Devices
Use the Bluetooth setup tool to detect nearby devices. The
PDA searches the immediate area for
other devices that can be connected via Bluetooth. If a
communication-ready TM-P60 is detected, the TM-P60 device
name is displayed. The default name is “TAIYO SPP.”
Note: The device name may differ. Refer to the self-test
print results (see below). If multiple devices can be connected, those
device names will be listed.
2.6 Entering the Passkey
Input a passkey when the Bluetooth setup tool displays an
input screen. Refer to the self-test print results for the
passkey. The default setting is “4254.”
Note: The device name and passkey may differ. Refer to
values shown in the self-test
Some devices may time out if you take too long to enter the
passkey. If this occurs, enter the passkey and
return to the previous step to set up.
2.7 Confirming the profiles that can be used
Use the Bluetooth setup tool to confirm the Bluetooth
profiles that can be used. The TM-P60 supports only “SPP”
(virtual serial communication).
Note: “Service” may be displayed as the profile.
2.8 Completing the Bluetooth Connection
The Bluetooth connection is complete once all setting are
completed with the Bluetooth setup tool.
Once communication with a device has been established, some
PDAs and Computers add a connection icon to their screen. This allows the
user to re-establish connection by clicking the icon.
In Windows open the Bluetooth Settings tab to check to
see that the device is listed and registered.
Taiyo SPP is the default name of the TM-TP60 Printer
This Bluetooth POS printer is able to be adjusted by the following means:
❏ DIP switch (handshake of serial communication conditions)
❏ Memory switch (buzzer on/off, status notification, serial
communication conditions, paper roll width, print density,
Bluetooth passkey and device name, other)
❏ Roll paper width (58mm / 60mm)
Adjusting the spacer and memory switch
❏ Change the Bluetooth passkey and device name.
The current settings can be confirmed by a self test. (See
“Self test mode” below.)
Note: When you adjust these items, we recommend you to
confirm the new settings. You can confirm the settings by
running a self-test.
2.9 How to Confirm Current Settings
You can use a self-test to confirm the current settings (see
2.10 DIP switch
This printer has DIP switches 1~4. These are located as
shown in the figure below.
1. Make sure the printer is turned off.
2.11 To access the DIP switches, remove the DIP switch
cover by hand (pull out the cover and then pull it upward to
release the projection.)
3. After set the DIP switch, attach the DIP switch cover
Note: Serial communication settings are assigned with the Memory Switch (baud rate, parity).
Use the memory switch utility included with the Epson driver
to set the values.
3.1 Confirming the Current Settings of the Printer
This printer has two functions to confirm the current
setting of the printer.
❏ Self test mode
This mode prints all settings of the printer and a character
printing test on roll paper.
(Ex: serial communication condition, Bluetooth setting,
memory switch setting, etc...)
3.2 Self test mode
The self test lets you know if your printer is operating
properly. It checks the control circuits, printer
mechanisms, print quality, control software version, and DIP
This test is independent of any other equipment or software,
so it is a good idea that run it when you first set up the
printer. If the self test works
correctly, it suggests the problem may be with the other equipment or the
software, not the printer.
To Run the Self Test
1. Make sure the printer is turned off and the roll paper
cover is closed properly.
2. While holding down the FEED button, turn on the printer
using the switch on the top front of the printer. The self test
prints the printer settings and then prints the following,
cuts the paper, and pauses.
If you want to continue SELF-TEST printing, please press
3.3 Resetting the Bluetooth Settings in the Printer
You can reset the printer to the default settings by
following this procedure. This will reset the printer’s Bluetooth settings
(passkey, device name).
1. Open the paper roll cover.
2. Turn the printer On while pressing the FEED button.
3. Press the FEED button 6 times.
4. Close the paper roll cover.
5. The reset instructions are printed. (Open the paper roll
cover, press the FEED button once or twice, close the paper
The reset begins after “Initialize” prints and the paper
roll has been cut. The printer restarts after
Note: For the TM-P60, initialization completes 30-60 seconds after the paper roll is cut.
Tips for Use
❏ See “Communication Range” below for information
about Bluetooth communication range.
❏ Place Bluetooth compatible devices away from other
electrical devices. Do not operate near automatic doors,
fire alarms, etc., as a malfunction could occur.
Using a device such as a microwave oven that emits strong
high-frequency energy may cause interference. If this
occurs, relocate the Bluetooth device(s) to a location with
❏ If a device that uses the same frequency range is located
nearby, improper communication may result. If this occurs,
relocate the printer device(s) to a location with less
❏ Bluetooth and wireless LAN use the same frequency range
(2.4GHz). Using both types of devices near each other can
cause interference. Make sure to separate by 10 meters or
Windows Driver Installation
The Epson Windows driver provides the communication link
to the TM-P60 printer. It is not possible to use the printer
without installing the driver.
Install the Epson Advanced Printer Drivers for Windows.
Select the printer and port type used. For a TM-P60 Receipt
printer, use TM-P60 Receipt and Serial Port options.
The first step in installing the driver is Adding the
Choose the Printer from the Pull Down - It's easy to get
Common Settings for a TM-P60 Printer with Bluetooth (SPP
The printer should appear in the Printers Folder of the
Control Panel when you're done
Note: The Tayio SPP Bluetooth device will
appear as an unspecified device even after the printer is
Details on Installing the Windows Driver
Steps to try first
Try the following basic troubleshooting steps first. They
may quickly resolve your issue.
- If your Bluetooth device(s) uses batteries,
make sure that your batteries are charged.
- If your Bluetooth device uses a transceiver that
connects to your computer through a USB port, try
connecting the transceiver to another USB port on your
- If there are multiple Bluetooth devices connected to
your computer, temporarily remove the devices that you
are not troubleshooting. If there are additional USB
devices, try removing any USB devices that you do not
have to have installed during the troubleshooting
process. If you have multiple devices that are connected
by using USB, this can interfere with a Bluetooth
- Verify that the Bluetooth device that you are
troubleshooting is powered on and that it is enabled.
- Printing requires an application and/or driver
designed for this printer. In the case of Windows the
Epson Windows printer driver provides the communication
link to the TM-P60 printer. It is not possible to test
or use the printer without first installing the driver.
Q I can't print; the green power light is
flashing; printer shows as 'Not Available' in the
A flashing green power light on the TM-P60
indicates that the printer is not connected with the
host. A solid light indicates that the printer has
established a network connection with the host.
Specifically it shows that the Epson Port
Communication Service has established a
connection with the printer.
Try stopping then restarting the Print Spooler
in the Services section of the Windows Control Panel to
reset the connection. Allow 1-2 minutes to the
connection to be reset after restart,
Try restarting the computer and turning the printer
on and off to to a cold reset.
Q I cannot connect the TM-P60 to Bluetooth. What
should I do?
A 1 Check the TM-P60 and host device’s Bluetooth
Use an admin utility to confirm the host device’s
Bluetooth settings. Print a TM-P60 self test to confirm
if the device is recognized. The passkey, device name,
and Bluetooth address are printed on the self test. See
above on details on how to run a self test.
A .2 Another network is causing radio wave interference.
Radio wave interference can occur if a wireless LAN
network is operating in the same area.
Move the devices to a different area if this is the
A 3 There is an electrical noise source near the TM-P60.
Communication may be impeded if a microwave oven or
motor is operating in the same
vicinity. Move the host device or TM-P60 and check that
communication is possible farther
away from the noise source.
A 4 Check that the TM-P60 power is On.
Turn on power to the TM-P60 device.
A 5 Reset the TM-P60 device to its default settings.
Reset the TM-P60 to its default settings. (See
“Resetting the Printer” above). Reset all
communication settings after doing so.
A 6 There is a problem with the host device.
If available, replace the host device with another
functioning host device.
Q The device is disconnected from the network after
connecting for several minutes.
A .1 The host device may be using a power management or
Check that the power management and suspend functions on
the host device are turned off.
Q. Power to the TM-P60 shuts off after being on
A .1 The TM-P60's automatic power off interval is
If an “Automatic Power Off Interval” is set for the
memory switch, the TM-P60 will automatically shut off in
no data is received during the specified interval. Check
the TM P60’s power management function. (See “Memory
Switches” (page 2-15).)
Q. I cannot print.
A .1 TM-P60 power is off.
Turn on power to the TM-P60.
A .2 Power shuts off during printing.
The battery has no charge. Replace or charge the
battery, or plug in the AC adapter.
Make sure that your Bluetooth device is
discoverable and that your computer is set to enable
Bluetooth devices to connect to your computer
1. Right-click the Bluetooth icon in the notification area,
and then click Open Bluetooth Settings.
Note If the Bluetooth icon is not in the notification
area, click Start, click Run, type bthprops.cpl, and
then click OK. To use the bthprops.cpl command, make sure that your version of Windows supports your Epson Bluetooth adapter and the Bluetooth adapter has been successfully installed on your Windows based computer.
2. On the Bluetooth Options tab, click to select the
Turn discovery on check box, and then click Apply.
3. To enable Bluetooth devices to connect to your computer,
click to select the Allow Bluetooth devices to connect to
this computer check box, and then click OK.
4. Check the ports settings in the Ports Tab of the
Printer Properties tab in the TM-P60 Printer in the Printers
Folder. Compare it to the COM port listed in the Bluetooth
Find the COM Port used in the Bluetooth Settings
Check the COM Port used in the Printer Properties Tab in the
•What you can do if your Bluetooth devices do not function
•What you can do when your device is not detected
What you can do when your device is not detected
1.In Device Manager in the Windows Control Panel, locate
Bluetooth Radios, and then verify that the radio is listed.
To do this, open the Device Manager or follow these
steps to open from the Run command:
a. Click Start, and then click Run.
b. Type devmgmt.msc, and then click OK.
c. Locate and then click the Bluetooth radio device.
2.Determine what other USB devices are currently connected.
The Bluetooth device may not have enough power.
- If there are no entries in Device Manager or in
Control Panel, the transceiver is not obtaining enough
power for detection. Try unplugging other USB devices.
- If Device Manager and Control Panel entries exist
for a device, but the device is not detected or it is
not connecting correctly, the device may not have been
authenticated through the software.
- When the transceiver is unplugged, Windows will
remove the Bluetooth Radios category in Device Manager,
but the Bluetooth Devices icon will remain in Control
- Bluetooth devices typically require 500 milliamps (mA).
Determine what other USB devices are connected. You may
have to add a self-powered hub to support additional
devices on the USB port.
- If the device does not authenticate during the
detection process, remove the device, and then add it
again without a passkey.
- If previous steps do not resolve the issue, try the
device on another computer. If the device does not work
on another computer, the issue is in Windows.