unitech
PA982 Ultra Rugged Mobile Computer
User’s Manual
400556G Rev. A
Preface
About This Manual
This manual explains how to install, operate and maintain the PA982 Ultra Rugged Mobile
Computer.
No part of this publication may be reproduced or used in any form, or by any electrical or
mechanical means, without permission in writing from the manufacturer. This includes electronic or mechanical means, such as photocopying, recording, or information storage and
retrieval systems. The material in this manual is subject to change without notice.
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unitech global website address: http:\\www.unitech-adc.com.tw
Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG.
Microsoft, Windows and ActiveSync are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Other product names mentioned
in this manual may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective companies and are hereby acknowledged.
Regulatory Compliance Statements
FCC Statement
This is a FCC Part 15 Class B product. In a domestic environment this product may cause
radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
Canadian Compliance Statement
This Class B Digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing
Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel
broilleur du Canada.
The device is certified to the requirements of RSS-139-1 for 2.4 GHz spread spectrum
devices.
European Conformity Statement
Declaration of Conformity with Regard to the R&TTE 1999/5/EC and EMC 89/336/ EEC directives.
RoHS Statement
This device conforms to RoHS (Reduction Of Hazardous Substances) European Union regulations that set maximum concentration limits on hazardous materials used in electrical and electronic
equipment.
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Laser Information
The unitech PA982 series is certified in the U.S. to conform to the requirements of DHHS/
CDRH 21CFR Subchapter J and to the requirements of IEC 825-1. Class II and Class 2 products are not considered to be hazardous. The PA982 series contains internally a Visible Laser
Diode (VLD) whose emissions do not exceed the maximum limits as set forth in the above
regulations. The scanner is designed so that there is no human access to harmful laser light
during normal operation, user maintenance or during prescribed service operations.
The laser safety warning label required by the DHHS/IEC for the PA982 series's optional laser
scanner module is located on the memory compartment cover, on the back of the unit.
CAUTION! Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other
than those specified herein may result in hazardous laser light. Use of
optical instruments with the scanner will increase eye hazard. Optical
instruments include binoculars, microscopes, and magnifying glasses.
This does not include eye glasses worn by the user.
Notices
This unit is equipped with a battery pack and backup battery. It is possible that the unitech
PA982 may not power-on due to battery discharge as a result of storage.
In the above situation, plug the PA982 to the USB charging cable which is with DC in port or
put the unit into the unitech PA982 Cradle (with 12V/2A AC-DC adapter), and recharge the
unit for 16 hours in order to fully charge its backup battery.
The backup battery will charge from external power or the main battery (if the main battery still
has enough power to turn on). In the event the main battery is fully charged, refrain from using
the PA982 for 16 hours in order for the main battery to fully charge the backup battery.
Backing-up data by backup battery only without the main battery installed in battery compartment may take as long as 6 hours. Therefore, in order to prevent data protection failure due to
backup battery failure, do not leave the PA982 without the rechargeable battery pack installed,
or without connection to AC power for an extended period of time.
Battery Charge Notice
It is important to consider the environment temperature whenever you are charging the Lithium-Ion battery pack. The process is most efficient at normal room temperature or slightly
cooler. It is essential that you charge batteries within the
stated range of -5°C to 50°C. Charging batteries outside of the specified range could damage
the batteries and shorten their charging life cycle.
Storage and Safety Notice
Although charged Lithium-Ion batteries may be left unused for several months, their capacity
may be depleted due to build up of internal resistance. If this happens they will require
recharging prior to use. Lithium-Ion batteries may be stored at temperatures between-20°C to
60°C, however they may be depleted more rapidly at the high end of this range. It is recommended to store batteries within normal room temperature ranges.
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Table of Contents
Preface
About This Manual
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Regulatory Compliance Statements ............................................................................. i
FCC Statement ........................................................................................................................
Canadian Compliance Statement ............................................................................................
European Conformity Statement .............................................................................................
RoHS Statement......................................................................................................................
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Laser Information ................................................................................................................. ii
Notices ...................................................................................................................................... ii
Battery Charge Notice ............................................................................................................. ii
Storage and Safety Notice....................................................................................................... ii
Chapter 1
Getting Started
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Introducing the PA982 ....................................................................................................... 1
Features ................................................................................................................................. 1
Package Contents ............................................................................................................... 2
A Tour of the PA982............................................................................................................ 3
Front Left View........................................................................................................................ 3
Back View ............................................................................................................................... 4
Setting up the PA982.......................................................................................................... 4
Installing the Battery ............................................................................................................... 4
Charging the Battery............................................................................................................... 7
Charging the Battery using the Synchronization Power Cable.......................................... 7
Charging the Battery with the Docking Station .................................................................. 7
Checking the Battery Status .............................................................................................. 8
Connecting the PA982 to a PC............................................................................................... 9
Turning the PA982 on for the First Time................................................................................. 9
Powering On...................................................................................................................... 9
Calibrating the PA982 Screen ......................................................................................... 10
Setting the Time and Date............................................................................................... 11
Adjusting the Screen Brightness ..................................................................................... 11
Chapter 2
Using the Hardware
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Using the Alpha Key ............................................................................................................. 12
Using Hotkeys....................................................................................................................... 13
Using the Stylus ................................................................................................................. 13
Using the Laser Scanner ................................................................................................ 14
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Chapter 3
Getting Connected
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Establishing Device-PC Connection.......................................................................... 15
Installing Microsoft ActiveSync ............................................................................................. 15
Connecting the Device to Your Computer ............................................................................ 15
Using ActiveSync to Exchange Files ........................................................................ 16
Installing the WLAN Card (Optional) ......................................................................... 17
Setting up the Wireless Local Area Network Card................................................................
Obtaining an IP Address via DHCP Server .....................................................................
Specifying an IP Address ................................................................................................
WiFi Connection ..............................................................................................................
Using the WiFi Tool ..............................................................................................................
Chapter 4
Barcode Scanner Programs
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Scanner Settings................................................................................................................ 20
Scan2Key .............................................................................................................................. 20
Barcode Symbologies........................................................................................................... 21
Chapter 5
Advance settings
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Adjusting Settings ............................................................................................................. 22
Checking the Main and Backup Battery Status..................................................... 23
Extending Battery Life ..................................................................................................... 24
Changing the Automatic Power Settings .............................................................................. 24
Reducing CPU Speed........................................................................................................... 24
Adjusting Backlight Setting ................................................................................................... 25
Performing a Hardware Reset ...................................................................................... 26
Performing a Cold Boot ........................................................................................................ 27
Performing a Cold Boot using the Boot Mode Utility ....................................................... 27
Performing a Cold Boot using the Hardware Reset Button ............................................. 27
Appendix
System Specifications
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Chapter 1
Getting Started
Introducing the PA982
Thank you for purchasing the PA982 Ultra Rugged Mobile Computer. Your PA982 was designed for
users needing a compact and durable portable computer for data collection and real time transactions.
Ultra-rugged Design
The unitech PA982 Ultra Rugged Mobile Computer is a compact mobile computing device designed for
maximum durability. The PA982 is compliant with IP67 to resist water and dust and is industry tested to
meet harsh environmental operation requirements including underwater submersion up to one meter.
Easy to Use
The unit is equipped with large display, touch screen, and a 22-key keypad. The keypad is watertight
and has high visibility backlit keys that allow for operation in dim light conditions. The PA982 supports
integrated long range scanners for fast and accurate data collection.
Advanced Power Capacity
The double cell 7.4V 2200mAh battery pack support operation up to 12 hours. An optional gun grip handle includes an additional battery for operation over extended periods.
Features
Powerful system
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Microsoft Windows CE 5.0 Professional
Plus operating system
Intel Xscale PXA255 processor with
speed up to 400Mhz
System memory
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64 MB SDRAM
64 MB Flash ROM
Display
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3.5-inch QVGA LCD touch-sensitive
screen
320 x 240 resolution
Barcode scanner
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Built-in Bar Code Scan Engine
Long range capacity (optional)
RFID reader (optional)
Symbol SE1200 support
UNITECH HAMSTER barcode decoder
Wireless connectivity
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Communication
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USB Host & Client
IrDA 1.2 (SIR) using the cradle
GSM / GPRS (via expansion slot)
802.11b/g (optional)
Bluetooth version 1.2
(supports Bluetooth Printer, Bluetooth
Modem, Bluetooth ActiveSync)
Battery life
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Normal usage: 12 hours
Charging time: 4 hours
Embedded backup battery cell
User-friendly interface
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Expansion slot
PCMCIA Type II slot
802.11b/g (optional)
Bluetooth wireless technology
Infrared port
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Quick launch hot keys for accessing often
used system applications, calibration, and
other device management tasks
Keys for barcode scanning
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Package Contents
After opening the box, ensure the following accessories for the PA982 are present:
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ESC
ENTER
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4GHI 5JKL
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BKSP
TAB
[
Alpha
PA982 Terminal
Stylus
CD-ROM
Power Adapter and Cable
Battery Pack
USB Cable
(optional)
Synchronization and Power
Cable
Quick Reference Guide
Cradle (optional)
If anything is missing or appears damaged in any way, contact your dealer.
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A Tour of the PA982
The following sections describe the main components and features of the PA982.
Front Left View
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No.
Component
Description
1.
Status indicator
Indicates the battery charging and barcode scanning status.
Green - Battery is fully charged or barcode scanning process
is completed without error.
Red - Battery is charging, barcode scanner is activated and
processing.
2.
Left scanner trigger
button
Press to activate the barcode laser scanner.
3.
Power button
If the device is off, press this button to turn it on.
Alternatively, when the unit is on, this key must be pressed and
held down for about two seconds in order to turn the device off.
4.
Universal connector
Connects your device to a synchronization power cable, which in
turn connects to the computer’s RS232 port and through the AC
adapter to an electrical outlet.
This allows you to recharge your device and perform an
ActiveSync operation.
5.
Stylus
Enables you to interact with the operating system. To use the
stylus, remove it from its holder and hold it the same way you hold
a pen or pencil.
6.
Desktop cradle
connector
Enables you to interface with the optional desktop cradle.
7.
Infrared (IR) port
Uses infrared technology to transmit and receive data from other
IR-enabled devices.
8.
Keypad
Keypad interface for controlling the PA982. See Using the
Hardware on page 12 for more information.
9.
LCD Touch screen
Displays the applications and data stored on your device. It is
touch-sensitive and responds to the stylus or finger.
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Back View
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Component
Description
10.
Battery compartment
Houses the removable and rechargeable 7.4V 2200mAh
lithium-ion battery pack
11.
Reset button
Press the end of the stylus into the button to reset your
device.
12.
13.
14.
15.
Handstrap
Enables you to securely hold the PA982 while using it.
Right scanner trigger button
Press to activate the barcode laser scanner.
PCMCIA compartment
Open this compartment to access the PCMCIA slot.
Barcode scanner window
Used to scan barcodes.
Setting up the PA982
This section explains how to install and charge the battery, how to check battery status, how to connect
the PA982 to a PC, how to turn on the PA982 for the first time, how to install an optional Wireless Local
Area Network PCMCIA card, and how to calibrate the screen.
Installing the Battery
WARNING! There is a risk of fire and burns if the battery pack is handled improperly. DO NOT disassemble, crush, puncture, short external contacts,
or dispose the battery pack in fire or water. DO NOT attempt to open
or service the battery pack. Dispose of used batteries according to
local recycling guidelines in your area.
A backup battery cell is embedded into your device to prevent data loss in instances when the removable battery pack is removed or completely discharged. This backup battery cell will only support the
system for a maximum of 72 hours.
NOTE:
• To enable the internal battery cell to provide backup power supply, charge your
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device with the main battery pack for at least 16 hours.
The first time you use the PA982, you must turn on the backup battery switch.
The first time you use the PA982, you must activate the LCD heater switch. When
activated, LCD heater will turn on automatically when the temperature is lower than
-10°C.
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1.
Open the battery compartment by removing the four screws that secure the battery compartment cover (A) and removing the cover (B).
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2.
B
Locate the backup battery switch and LCD heater switch and turn them both on.
LCD heater switch
Backup battery switch
3.
Position the battery pack, making sure the battery contacts are aligned with the contacts in the
compartment, as shown in the following illustration.
Battery contacts
Compartment contacts
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4.
Place the battery pack into the battery bay and press the battery securely into the compartment.
5.
Replace the battery compartment cover and the four compartment screws.
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Charging the Battery
Before using the PA982 for the first time, you need to charge it for about 16 hours. After that, you can
charge the PA982 every day to recharge the battery to full capacity. Charge the PA982 using the synchronization power cable or the docking station.
CAUTION! Operating the PA982 for the first time without the AC adapter, and without fully
charging the backup battery may result in loss of data stored in RAM memory.
When the main battery is removed, the backup battery retains RAM data in memory
for 72 hours; charge the battery as soon as possible to avoid the data loss in RAM
memory.
Charging the Battery using the Synchronization Power Cable
1.
2.
3.
Connect the synchronization power cable connector to the PA982 (1).
Plug the AC adapter cable into the power jack on the RS232 serial connector (2).
Connect the AC adapter into an electrical outlet (3).
Charging the Battery with the Docking Station
1.
Plug the AC adapter cable into the power jack on the docking station, then connect the AC
adapter into an electrical outlet.
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2.
Slide the device into the docking station until it clicks into place.
3.
The connection is secure when the bottom edge of the device is
aligned with the docking station, and the LED indicator on the device
lights up red.
LED Status
PA982
LED
Meaning
Solid Red
Charging
Solid Green
Charging complete
Docking Station
Power LED
Power is on
Charging LED
Charging
Sync LED
Synchronization is taking place
Note: This LED is only applicable in
the RS232 model.
Checking the Battery Status
If the main battery level becomes low in the course of normal use, a status icon
appears on the device screen
system tray indicating low or very low battery status. In both
cases, perform an ActiveSync operation to back up your
data, then recharge your device as soon as possible. If the
battery level reaches low status, the device will enter suspend mode; if the battery level reaches very low status, the
device will enter deep sleep mode. In this case, you have
about 72 hours to recharge your device after which you risk
losing all data on your device’s internal memory.
When the backup battery charge is low, an icon appears in
the system tray
indicating that you should replace the
backup battery as soon as possible.
Main battery
icon
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Backup battery
icon
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Connecting the PA982 to a PC
Use the synchronization power cable to connect the PA982 to a PC to use with ActiveSync.
1.
2.
3.
Connect the RS232 connector jack to the PA982 (1).
Plug the RS232 serial connector into a serial port on the PC and connect the AC adapter into
the RS232 connector (2).
Connect the AC adapter into an electrical outlet (3).
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Turning the PA982 on for the First Time
After you have initially charged your device for about 16 hours, the device is ready to be used. You can
now start up your device where you’ll adjust the screen brightness, calibrate the display, and set up the
system time zone, date and time.
Powering On
1.
Turn on your device by pressing the power button
on the front panel.
NOTE:
2.
The PA982 screen ships with a protective
plastic film. You may remove this if desired
by peeling from one corner. The screen will
Power Button
be more susceptible to scratching without
the film, but will be more readable.
The unitech PA982 welcome screen appears for a
moment followed by the calibration screen.
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Calibrating the PA982 Screen
The calibrate screen automatically appears when the unit is powered-on for the first time or after the
system is reset.
This screen will automatically appear when the unit is powered-on for the first time or after the system is reset. This
screen can also be accessed at any time by pressing the hot
key [FUNC] and the [ESC] key.
ESC key
Function
Button
The PA982 prompts you to calibrate the unit by tapping a
sequence of screen locations. Tap gently but firmly.
When you have completed the series of taps, press the [ENT]
key to confirm calibration or press the [ESC] key to cancel it.
After confirming calibration, the Date/Time Properties screen
appears prompting you to set the date and time.
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Setting the Time and Date
In the Date/Time Properties window, use the stylus to select the current date and time, time zone, and daylight saving time option.
Adjusting the Screen Brightness
Adjust the screen brightness by pressing the Function button [FUNC] to enable the soft keys and pressing the left
(decrease brightness) or right (increase brightness) cursor
buttons.
Increase
Brightness
Decrease
Brightness
Function
Button
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Chapter 2
Using the Hardware
The following table describes the main keypad keys.
Key
Main Function
Press this button to turn the PA982 on. Press and hold this button for two
seconds to turn the PA982 off.
Pressing this button corresponds to tapping the cancel or X button on the
screen.
Press the backspace key to erase characters.
Press the function key to perform alternative key functions. Refer to Using
Hotkeys on page 13.
Use the tab key to toggle between fields or to tab forward in word
processing applications.
Press the enter key to confirm an action or entry by the user.
Use the cursor keys to navigate in applications. Press and hold the
Function key and then press the right and left arrows to raise and lower the
screen brightness.
Press the alpha key to toggle between numeric and alphabetic entry
modes. This key also toggles between upper and lower case alphabetic
characters.
Press these keys to enter numbers or characters depending on whether
the Alpha key has been pressed. Press the 0 key to enter a space.
Press this key to add punctuation.
Using the Alpha Key
When the PA982 boots, the default condition is Numeric Mode on. When you toggle to Alpha Mode, the
default condition is CAPS mode off.
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Alpha Mode
Press alpha to alpha mode, the default condition is CAPS off.
CAPS
Press Alpha key twice to toggle CAPS
Chapter 2 Using the Hardware
Using Hotkeys
The PA982 provides eight combination hot keys to activate specified screen setting functions or programs. These hotkeys are useful for calibrating the touch screen, toggling the backlight, and adjusting
screen contrast when the menu-driven operation is disabled. Below is the list of hotkeys. To use them,
press and hold the [FUNC] key in combination with the corresponding second key.
[FUNC] + [ESC]
Re-calibrate the touch screen.
[FUNC] +
Decrease screen brightness
[FUNC] +
Increase screen brightness
[FUNC] + [TAB*]
Toggle screen and LCD backlight.
[FUNC] + [6]
Open the Task manager
[FUNC] + [7]
Scanner Setting.exe
[FUNC] + [8]
Open the Power Properties dialog
[FUNC] + [9]
Open System Information
[FUNC] + [0]
Space
[FUNC] + [CursorS]
Toggle Display Backlight
[FUNC] + [CursorT]
Toggle Keypad LED Backlight
Using the Stylus
CAUTION! Never use anything other than the PA982 stylus on the screen. Using
another object as a stylus could cause permanent damage.
1.
Slide the stylus in the direction of the arrow (A) and then pull out (B) to remove the stylus from
its holder.
B
A
2.
3.
4.
Hold the stylus as you would a pencil.
To make a choice from a menu, lightly tap the tip of the stylus on that choice.
To write data into a field on a form, use the stylus to print the letters or numbers.
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Using the Laser Scanner
The PA982 has an integrated laser scanner which reads all major bar code labels with excellent performance.
NOTE:
Reading software must be enabled in order to operate the scanner. This can be a userloaded application or a pre-loaded utility such as Scanner Setting.
Activate the laser scanner by pressing either one of the trigger
keys located on the left and right side of the unit.
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The PA982 has a built-in Scanner Setting utility that allows you to
test the device’s barcode scan function.
Scan button
1.
To launch Scanner Settings, press [FUNC] + [7].
NOTE:
Alternatively, tap Start → Settings → System →
Scanner Settings.
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2.
The Scanner Control Panel opens.
From here you can configure barcode scanner parameters
such as enabling or disabling barcode symbologies, setting
data transmission options, configuring magnetic and proximity reading options, and setting power management
options.
3.
To test the barcode scanner, tap the Test tab and press one
of the scanner buttons on a barcode. The screen will display the results of the scan.
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Chapter 3
Getting Connected
The unitech PA982 enables users to link to a host computer using an RS-232, IrDA, or WLAN connection for data communication. This chapter provides an overview of PA982 communication options.
Establishing Device-PC Connection
Installing Microsoft ActiveSync
In order to exchange data between your computer and the PA982, Microsoft ActiveSync must be
installed on your computer. Use the RS232 serial/charging cable that comes with your device or the
docking station to connect the device to your computer.
NOTE:
If you have a previous version of the Microsoft ActiveSync installed in your computer,
uninstall it first before installing the latest version of Microsoft ActiveSync. The PA982
Ultra Rugged Mobile Computer requires ActiveSync version 4.2 or higher.
To install Microsoft ActiveSync on your computer:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Close any open programs, including those that run at startup, and disable any virus-scanning
software.
Download the ActiveSync software from the Microsoft ActiveSync Download page at
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/ downloads/activesync42.mspx.
Browse to the location of the downloaded file, and double-click it.
The installation wizard begins.
Follow the instructions on the screen to install Microsoft ActiveSync.
Connecting the Device to Your Computer
1.
2.
3.
After ActiveSync has been installed, connect the PA982 to your PC as described in Connecting
the PA982 to a PC on page 9.
Turn the PA982 on.
ActiveSync starts automatically and
configure the USB port to work with the
PA982. The New Partnership setup wizard automatically starts.
NOTE:
If ActiveSync doesn’t start
automatically, click Start →
Programs → Microsoft
ActiveSync.
If a message appears indicating that it is unable to detect a
connection, click the Cancel
button and manually configure
the communication settings.
4.
Follow the onscreen instructions.
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5.
When the configuration process is
complete, the ActiveSync window
appears.
6.
Synchronization will be initialized and will take place if you’ve chosen to synchronize periodically or upon connection.
NOTE:
Your computer can create a partnership with multiple PA982s. Also, a PA982 can create a partnership with up to two computers.
Using ActiveSync to Exchange Files
You can use ActiveSync to exchange information from your device your computer and vice versa.
Changes you make to the information on one location will not affect the information on the other one. If
you want to automatically update information on both your device and computer, synchronize the information instead.
You can copy two types of information to your device: files and Pocket Access Windows CE Store information.
The following procedure only applies to copying files. Refer to the ActiveSync Help on your computer
for instructions on how to copy Pocket Access Windows CE Store information.
NOTE:
Files created on your computer may need to be converted by ActiveSync so that they
can be viewed and edited on your device, and vice versa.
To copy files:
1.
2.
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Connect your device to your computer.
In ActiveSync on your computer, click Explore.
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Windows Explorer opens the Mobile Device window for your device.
3.
4.
Locate the file that you want to copy on your device or computer.
Do either one of the following:
– To copy the file to your device, right-click the file and click Copy. Place the cursor in the
desired folder for your device, right-click, then click Paste.
– To copy the file to your computer, right-click the file and click Copy. Place the cursor in the
desired folder for your computer, right click, then click Paste.
Installing the WLAN Card (Optional)
You can install an optional Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Card in the PA982 to provide wireless
network function. Follow these instructions.
1.
2.
Remove the two screws securing the WLAN compartment cover.
Slide the WLAN card module into the PA982 as
shown until the card’s contacts are firmly connected.
3.
Replace the WLAN compartment cover screws.
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Setting up the Wireless Local Area Network Card
The PA982 is pre-loaded with connection software from Cisco and
Lucent WaveLAN (Agere Orinoco). The PA982 automatically
detects RF cards and then displays this screen during the first-time
installation. Note that you can use one of the following two ways to
set the IP address:
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Obtaining an IP Address via DHCP Server
Specifying an IP Address
Obtaining an IP Address via DHCP Server
Check with your MIS department to determine whether a DHCP
server is available in your LAN environment. If available, tap the
radio button next to Obtain an IP address via DHCP, and then tap
the OK button.
Specifying an IP Address
If there is no DHCP server in your LAN environment, assign IP
addresses to each PA982 as follows:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Tap Start → Settings → Control Panel and then double-tap Network and Dial-up Connections.
Tap the radio button next to Specify IP Address.
Input the proper IP address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway.
Tap the Name Servers tab, and then input the proper Primary DNS, Secondary DNS, Primary
WINS, and Secondary WINS.
To avoid conflict with your LAN environment, consult with your MIS department for the correct
TCP/IP setting.
WiFi Connection
With the embedded WLAN module, you can send and receive signals to a WiFi network then synchronize files.
NOTE:
WiFi access requires a separate purchase of a service contract with a wireless service
provider. Contact a wireless service provider for more information.
A wireless network can be added either when the network is detected or by manually entering settings
information. Before doing these steps, determine if authentication information is needed.
1.
2.
If present, double-tap the WIFI icon in the notification area
to open the WIFI Properties screen.
Select the Wireless Information Tab.
WiFi icon
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3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
If there are networks already detected, double-tap
the network name to open the Wireless Properties
dialog.
Type the SSID in the Network Name text box.
An SSID (Service Set IDentifier) is the name
assigned to a wireless (Wi-Fi) network. All devices
must use the same case-sensitive name to communicate. The name is a text string up to 32 bytes long.
Configure the remaining Wireless Properties, and
tap OK.
Tap and hold the network name, then tap Connect.
When finished, tap OK.
For more information on how to configure the wireless network settings, tap Start ¨ Help.
Using the WiFi Tool
The WiFi tool enables you to get, renew, and release IP
addresses, monitor the WiFi signal strength, and enable RF power saving mode.
1.
Tap Start → Programs → Communications → WiFiTool.
The WiFiTool screen appears.
The following tools are available in the utility.
•
•
•
IP Tab: enables you to assign an IP address to the PA982,
renew an IP address, or release the PA982’s IP address.
Signal Tab: displays the wireless card’s signal strength, and
enables you to enable logging at specified intervals.
RF Power Tab: enables you to set the wireless card’s
power saving mode:
– Continuous Access Mode (CAM)
– Fast_PSP Mode
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Chapter 4
Barcode Scanner Programs
Scanner Settings
When it is necessary for the user to change the default
barcode symbology for a different application, the Scanner Control Panel provides the ability to change default
symbology, place delimiter characters behind scanned
data, and save the settings.
Press [FUNC] + 7 to display the Scanner Control Panel.
NOTE:
Alternatively, tap Start → Settings →
System → Scanner Settings to display
the Scanner Control Panel.
Scan2Key
The Scan2Key application routes input from a scanner port
to a keypad buffer, making all input from the scanner emulate input from the keypad. Using Scan2Key, scanned data
can be directly input into a scanner port aware application
such as MS Mobile Word.
Press [FUNC] + [7] to display the Scanner Control Panel,
then tap To Kpd to access Scan2Key settings.
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Chapter 4 Barcode Scanner Programs
Barcode Symbologies
Symbology
Lookland EAN
Codabar
Enable/ Check
Disable Char/Digit
verification
YES
—
YES
YES
Transmit
Check
Char/digit
—
YES
Max/
Min
Length
—
—
Code 11
YES
—
YES
—
Code 128
Code 32
Code 39
YES
YES
YES
—
—
YES
—
—
—
—
—
—
Code 93
Deta Code
EAN 128
YES
YES
YES
—
YES
—
Yes
YES
Yes
—
—
—
EAN 13
EAN 8
YES
YES
YES
YES
—
—
—
—
Interleaved 2 of YES
5
YES
YES
—
Label Code
IV&V
MSI/Plessey
YES
—
YES
—
Transmit Other
Leading
Digit
—
—
—
Transmit Start/Stop
bits, CLSI format,
*data length
—
* check digits, *data
length
—
*data length
YES
Transmit Tailing digit
—
For ASCII, Transmit
Start/Stop bits,
Function Code,
Double label
decoding, *data
length, *double labels
separator
—
*data length
—
—
—
Transmit Code ID,
* Field separator
YES
—
YES
* Not suppress first or
last digit, *data length
—
Fixed Length, * Not
suppress first or last
digit, *data length
—
—
YES
—
YES
—
—
Standard 2
of 5
Telepen
YES
YES
YES
—
—
YES
—
—
—
—
UPC A
UPC E
YES
YES
—
—
YES
YES
—
—
YES
YES
UPC/EAN
Group
—
—
—
—
—
* Check digit double
module 10, * data
length
Fixed Length, *Data
Length
*Standard
Character Set
Zero Expansion,
NSC
Supplement 2,
Supplement 5,Insert
Space before
supplement, most
have supplement,
*Add-on code try
level
Note: *Value Adjustable Scanner Control Panel V3.0
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Chapter 5
Advance settings
Adjusting Settings
This section describes how to adjust the settings of your device to accommodate your work habits.
To access Settings, tap Start → Settings→ Control
Panel.
The Control Panel appears.
From here you can adjust such user configurable items as
the backlight, auto power off timer, system volume, and
processor speed. You can also assign functions to buttons, configure menus, enter owner information, and set
up connections.
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Chapter 5 Advance settings
Checking the Main and Backup Battery Status
This section describes how to view the power level for both the main and backup battery. To minimize
power consumption, you can define settings for the auto-off function and the processor’s operation
speed.
To check the main and backup battery status:
1.
2.
Tap Start → Settings → Control Panel → Power:
The Power Properties screen appears.
The battery menu item displays the status of the
main and backup batteries.
On the screen shown here, the main battery is good,
but the backup battery charge is very low. You
should charge the backup battery as soon as possible in this case.
NOTE:
It is necessary to charge the battery when
the battery charge reaches below 10%. If
the battery does not accept a charge, contact unitech Technical Support.
Main battery
voltage
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Extending Battery Life
You can extend the PA982 battery life by doing either of the following:
•
•
•
Changing the automatic power settings
Reducing CPU speed
Minimizing the use of backlight
Changing the Automatic Power Settings
The PA982 enters idle mode when there is no task, or all tasks are waiting for input. In the default setting, the PA982 enters User Idle mode when there is no user input after one minute. The remains idle
for 3 minutes and when there is no external charging power connected. Pressing the power button
returns the PA982 to the same point at the time of automatic shutdown.
To change the automatic power settings:
1.
2.
In the Power Properties screen tap the Schemes tab.
Tap the automatic shut off time arrow to select from a list
of time periods for the following modes:
– User Idle: the PA982 switches to User Idle mode when
there is no user input after the selected time.
– Switch state to System Idle: the PA982 switches to
from User Idle mode to System Idle mode when the
system is inactive after the selected time.
– Switch state to Suspend: the PA982 switches from
System Idle mode to Suspend mode when the system
is inactive after the selected time.
The available time periods are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 30 minutes and Never.
Reducing CPU Speed
Follow these instructions to reduce the CPU speed.
1.
2.
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Tap Start → Settings → Control Panel → CPU Speed:
Select a lower CPU speed to conserve battery power
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Adjusting Backlight Setting
The power consumption of the LCD backlight is high. To conserve battery power, turn off the backlight
function if it is not necessary.
To change backlight settings:
1.
2.
Tap Start → Settings → Control Panel.
Tap Backlight.
3.
The Backlight screen appears.
Tap the Battery Power or External Power radio button
and do any of the following:
– Tap the Dim backlight if device is not used for check
box and select the amount of time before the unit
reduces the backlight intensity from the drop-down list.
– Tap the Turn off backlight if device is not used for
check box and select the amount of time before the unit
turns off the backlight from the drop-down list.
– Tap the Turn on the backlight key... checkbox to activate the backlight when the screen is tapped or a button
is pressed.
– Use the slider bars to select the intensity of the backlight
when it is fully on or dimmed.
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Performing a Hardware Reset
You may have to perform a reset if the device freezes (i.e., device no longer responds to the buttons on
the screen). There are three ways to
Performing a Warm Boot
A warm boot allows your device to get a fresh start, similar to rebooting a computer. This will restart
your device and adjust memory allocation. All records and entries are retained after a warm boot.
Unsaved data in open programs may in some cases be lost.
1.
2.
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Tap Start → Programs → Utilities → Boot Mode:
The BootMode screen opens.
Tap Warm Boot. The system is reset and you will
lose all unsaved data.
Alternatively, to perform a warm boot, lightly press
the tip of the stylus to the reset button located on the
rear of the PA982.
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Performing a Cold Boot
A cold boot cuts off power to your device, erasing all records and entries, deleting all programs you
have added, and restoring the device to default factory settings.
Never perform a cold boot unless a soft reset does not correct your problem. When you perform your
next ActiveSync operation, you can restore any data that you previously synchronized to your computer
or you can restore data that you backed up to a storage card.
You can perform a cold boot using the Boot Mode utility in the operating system, or by pressing the
Cold Boot hardware reset button in the PCMCIA bay.
Performing a Cold Boot using the Boot Mode Utility
1.
Tap Start → Programs → Utilities → Boot Mode:
2.
The BootMode screen opens.
Tap Cold Boot. The system is reset and you will lose all
data including all files in the RAM memory.
NOTE:
When you perform a hard reset, the date and
time settings are not be retained. Formats, preferences, and other settings are restored to their
default factory settings.
Performing a Cold Boot using the Hardware Reset
Button
The hardware reset button enables you to reset the PA982 in the
even that the operating system does not work or boot up.
Remove the
PCMCIA bay
cover and
press the white
hardware reset
button inside the
PCMCIA bay with the
tip of a screwdriver.
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Appendix
System Specifications
Processing/Memory
Intel Xscale PXA255 400Mhz
Memory
SDRAM: 64 MB
Flash ROM: 64 MB
OS
Microsoft Windows CE 5.0 Professional Plus
Keypad
22-key, including numeric key, alpha key and function key
Display
240x320 QVGA, Color Transflective TFT with Touch Screen & backlight
Scanner
Integrated liner barcode scanner
Long Range (optional)
RFID Reader (optional)
Indicator
Dual color (red/green) LED
Communication
USB Host & Client
IrDA 1.2(SIR) through cradle
GSM/GPRS (via expansion slot)
802.11b/g (optional)
Bluetooth
Audio
Speaker
Expansion Slot
PCMCIA Type II slot
Power Source
Main
Lithium-lon @ 7.4V 2200mAh Main battery pack
Backup
One rechargeable Li-ion backup battery
Weight
700g
Dimension
Approximately L221.3 X H177.5 X W99.5mm
Operating temperature
-30ºC~ 50ºC
Storage temperature
-30ºC~ 70ºC
Relative Humidity
5% ~ 95%(non-condensing)
Drop test to Concrete
4 feet
Environmental Sealing
IP67
Enclosure
Environmental
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CPU
Certification
CE, FCC, BSMI, VCCI, RoHS compliant
Accessories
Desktop Cradle with power jack
USB cable
Synchronization and power cable
AC/DC power adapter
Gun grip handle with internal Li-ion battery
Software
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
Microsoft Windows CE 5.0 SDK
unitech PA982 SDK