DLI 8300 Specifications

Rev. 4
Disclaimer
Data Ltd., Inc. (DLI) reserves the right to make changes in specifications and other information
contained in this document without prior notice, and the reader should in all cases consult DLI
to determine whether any such changes have been made. The information in this publication
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Trademarks
DLI 8300 is a trademark or registered trademark of Data Ltd., Inc.
Windows CE, Windows XP, Windows Embedded XP, Windows Tablet PC, ActiveSync, and the
Windows logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
The Bluetooth trademarks are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., USA and licensed to DLI
The Adaptus trademark is owned by Honeywell Inc., and licensed to DLI
The Symbol & Motorola trademarks are owned by Motorola Corporation, USA and licensed to DLI
The PenMount trademarks are owned by PenMount International Corp. and licensed to DLI
Other product names mentioned in this manual may be trademarks or registered trademarks of
their respective companies and are hereby acknowledged.
Table of Contents
Thank You! ...................................................................................................................................... 3
DLI 8300 Peripherals and Accessories ........................................................................................... 3
Hardware Overview ......................................................................................................................... 4
Setting Up the DLI 8300 Terminal ................................................................................................... 8
Unpack the Carton and Verify its Contents ..................................................................................... 9
Battery Status LED’s ....................................................................................................................... 9
Charging the Battery in the DLI 8300 .............................................................................................. 9
Power Management Utility............................................................................................................. 10
Adjusting the Backlight .................................................................................................................. 11
Using the Stylus ............................................................................................................................. 12
Using the Programmable Keys ...................................................................................................... 14
Using the WiFi Radio ..................................................................................................................... 19
Summit Data Communications PCMICA 802.11b/g Radio ........................................................... 19
Ralink USB Integrated Radio ......................................................................................................... 23
Using the Bluetooth Radio ............................................................................................................. 24
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Using the Camera Option .............................................................................................................. 32
Using the RS-232 DB9M ............................................................................................................... 32
Using the Barcode Scanner ........................................................................................................... 34
Using Biometric Reader ................................................................................................................. 35
Using GPS ..................................................................................................................................... 35
DLI 8300 Vehicle Cradle ................................................................................................................ 39
Installing the Vehicle Cradle .......................................................................................................... 42
Cradle Power Filtering DC Converter ............................................................................................ 42
Shipping your DLI Device .............................................................................................................. 43
Technical Assistance ..................................................................................................................... 45
Product Service and Repair ........................................................................................................... 45
Limited Warranty............................................................................................................................ 45
Regulatory and Safety Approvals for the DLI 8300 ....................................................................... 46
FCC Compliance ........................................................................................................................... 48
Thank You!
Data Ltd Inc. would like to thank you for selecting the DLI 8300. The DLI 8300 was designed as
a forward thinking product that is modular in design and upgradeable. We thank you the
customer for giving us the inspiration for the following features:
 Impact Resistant Case
 Color Camera with Picture & Video capture
 Ergonomic form factor and lightweight design
 Integrated four radio technology (Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS, and Cellular)
 Boot media via SSD (Solid State Drive) or (HDD) (Hard Disk Drive)
 3 in 1 Module (Magnetic Stripe Reader, RFID Support (contactless payment),
Barcode Scanner)
 Quick Replacement battery with internal 2hr backup battery
DLI 8300 Peripherals and Accessories
8300-VMC-1
Vehicle Mount Cradle w/ 3-USB Locking, 3-RS232 Ports, 1-Power Locking
with RAM 202U mounting ball.
Vehicle Mount Cradle Options:

(7) GPIO Includes: Ignition Sensors for (12V) & (24V) Vehicles

(3) RS232

RS232 (2) RS485

6~60VDC Converter

J1708/J1939 Module

(1)FME RF Connector for CDMA/GPS

(1) SMA RF Connector for GPS
8300-DTC
Desktop Cradle
Requires AC Adapter with Country-specific Line Cord.
2214014240000P
2600mAh, Lithium-Ion Battery Pack. (Spare)
5421112020900P
AC Wall Adapter
Requires Line Cord
6705200041000P
Cigarette Lighter Adapter With Standard Adapter. (12-24V DC Input)
8300-3B-CHG
3-Bay Battery Charger
Requires AC Adapter with Country-specific Line Cord.
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Hardware Overview
Battery Status LED
Front Panel
Barcode Scanner LED
Bluetooth LED
Microphone
Power LED
Biometric Reader /
Mouse
Impact Resistant
Case
Speaker
Speaker
Function Keys
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LCD with Touch Panel
Rev. 4
Front Panel Status Indicator Lights
The front panel includes status indicator lights for the following:
 Power On / Off
 Barcode Scanner
 Bluetooth
 Battery
Indicator Light
Power
Status
Solid Green
Description
Powered On
Barcode Scanner
Solid Red
Flash Green
Scanning
Good Scan
Bluetooth
Blinking Blue
No Light
Enabled
Disabled or Not Available
Refer to Battery Status LED
section. Page 9
Battery Status
Bottom Panel
CDMA, GPRS, or 802.11x
Switching External Antenna Port
AC Power
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USB
Port
GPS Switching External
Antenna Port
Cradle Interface
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Ethernet
Port
USB
Port
Rev. 4
Bottom Panel Features
 Standard Ethernet Port (RJ-45)
 Standard USB, industrial grade connectors. Only DLI authorized peripherals should
be attached to these USB ports. The USB port power is rated to 1A.
 Cradle Interface Connector. When seated in a DLI 8300 peripheral, the terminal is
powered, the batteries charged, and communication occurs via this connector. All DLI
8300 peripherals are designed to work exclusively with this connector.
USB Port
1 2 3 4
Pin #
Description
1
2
(+5V)
Data +
3
Data -
4
GND
8300 Cradle Interface
1
3
2
5
6
4
Pin#
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
8
7
10
1
9
3
2
Description
(+5V)
GND
GND
GND
(+5V)
GND
GND
VIN 18~22V
VIN 18~22V
VIN 18~22V
5
4
Pin#
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
6
8
7
10
9
Description
USB3+
USB3USB2+
USB2*USB4+
*USB4(+RXD)
(-RXD)
(+TXD)
(-TXD)
*USB4 Optional
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Side Panel
Right Side
Programmable
Button
Programmable
Button
Microphone &
Headset Jack
2.5mm
On/Off
Button
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Back Panel
2MP Color Camera
Extended Modules:
 Standard Range Imager
 RS232 DB9F
 3 in 1 Module:
RFID, Imager &
Magnetic Stripe Reader
User Accessible PCMCIA
Modules:
 CDMA (Sprint & Verizon)
 GPRS (AT&T)
 802.11 a/b/g
 Smart Card Reader
Impact Resistant
Case
Hot-swappable
Battery
Setting Up the DLI 8300 Terminal
1.
3.
4.
5.
Unpack the carton and verify its contents. – Page 9
Charge the batteries for 3hrs.
Power on the terminal via the power button on the left side of the terminal.
Let the device load and end on the Desktop screen.
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Unpack the Carton and Verify its Contents
Verify that the carton contains the following items:
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DLI 8300 Industrial Tablet Computer (terminal)
DLI 8300 Battery
If you ordered peripherals and/or accessories, verify that they are also included
with the order.
Be sure to keep the original packaging in case the DLI 8300 needs to be returned for
service– See page 43.
Battery Status LED’s
On Power Source (Charger)
Battery Indicator Light
Power
Battery
Solid Green
Status
Description
Powered On
Solid Green
Blinking Green
Blinking Yellow
Blinking red
Capacity level = 100%
Capacity level > 70%
Capacity level > 20% - < 70%
Capacity level < 20%
Off Power Source (No Charger)
Battery Indicator Light
Power
Battery
Status
Solid Green
Description
Powered On
Solid Green
Solid Yellow
Solid Red
Blinking red
Capacity level > 70%
Capacity level < 70% - > 20%
Capacity level < 20% - > 10%
Capacity level < 10%
For charging, use only Data Ltd. Inc., DLI 8300 peripherals and power cables.
Use of peripherals or cables not sold/manufactured by Data Ltd will void the
warranty and may damage the terminal.
Charging the Battery in the DLI 8300
1. Connect the DLI 8300 to the power supply provided by Data Ltd.
2. The battery will begin charging immediately
3. Charge the batteries for three hours.
The power source consists of two types of battery power: the extended battery pack installed in
the back case and main battery located inside the terminal. If both batteries are attached to the
terminal, the main battery charges first and then the extended battery. If the extended battery is
placed in the terminal the power is drawn from the extended battery first and then the main
battery. Both batteries power the terminal independently which provides the ability to “hot swap”
the extended battery.
Due to the nature of Lithium Ion, be sure to periodically charge your
batteries, as months of inactivity can have a long-term negative effect on the
life of the battery.
The battery will charge even if the terminal is in use as long as AC is
applied to the terminal.
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Checking the Battery Power
The battery power can be checked from two areas on the DLI 8300. The battery icon will provide
a graphical representation of the remaining battery power.
1. Tap on the battery icon in the system task bar.
2. The power meter is also accessible via the control panel, tapping on power options
and choosing the power meter tab
Power Management Utility
The DLI 8300 includes a comprehensive suite of power management functions. The power
management is based upon the ACPI Standard (Advanced Configuration and Power
Interface Specification) and is operated within the Embedded Controller (EC) at low level
management. A graphical interface is supplied so that customer specific power schemes can
be controlled. The Power Management Utility is accessible from the DLI Control Center
application as well as from the control panel within Windows XP.
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Adjusting the Backlight
Brightness levels of the liquid crystal display (LCD) are adjustable based on the
lighting conditions. By default the level is set to 7. (0 being the lowest and 7 being
the highest level) To adjust the level of backlight:
Start>Control Panel. Choose the DLI Brightness icon.
Tap “-“ or “+” to adjust the brightness. The settings are auto saved after adjustment.
Tap Options>Place in system tray for quick access to this utility.
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Using the Stylus
Calibrating and Using the Stylus
Calibration ensures the accuracy of the stylus and adjusts the input angle for each person who
uses it. The terminal stores calibration data and settings on a per-user basis.
The stylus functions as a mouse; generally, a tap is the same as a mouse click.
Tap:
Drag:
Right Mouse Click:
Tap the touch screen once to open menu items and select options.
Hold the stylus on the screen and drag across the screen to select text
and images. Drag in a list to select multiple items.
Holding down the stylus for 3 seconds will activate the right mouse click.
Calibration:
1. Right tap on the PenMount icon in the system stray.
2. Select the PenMount Control Panel.
3. Chose the PenMount 6000 USB icon and tap the Configure button.
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4. Tapping on the Calibration button will prompt the user to tap multiple points on the screen.
5. Hold the stylus naturally as if you were writing with a ball point pen, holding the stylus
down on each red square as they appear. During calibration, position the terminal the way
it will be used.
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6. After completion, the screen returns to the Standard Calibration window. Selecting OK
will save the settings. Tapping Standard Calibration will start the process again.
7. The calibration is now complete and the PenMount Control Panel window is displayed.
Select OK to close the application down. The PM icon will still be present in the system
tray for quick configuration should your touch screen need recalibration.
Do not write on the terminal display with ink pens or use other sharp
objects that may damage the display.
Using the Programmable Keys
The DLI 8300 has 6 integrated function keys. Each of the keys is user configurable via the DLI
KeyMon Utility. The keys can be assigned to perform executable applications or to Data Ltd.
predefined functions. The predefined functions are as follows: Right button assigned to activate
the imager and Left button assigned to DLI Camera.
The DLI KeyMon utility can be launched from the system tray or from the
Start>Programs>DLI>DLI KeyMon. The procedure below will assist you in defining the keys.
1. Tap on the DLI KeyMon icon in the system tray
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2. The DLI KeyMon screen is presented. Choose a key that requires a definition by
tapping on the orange keys or by highlighting the key in the button assignment area
and then double tapping.
3. There are 5 options for key assignment. Choose the assignment that is required for
the key.
4. To assign an application choose External program and tap on the browser icon.
(See page. 16)
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Browser Icon
5. The user is returned to the assign menu once the selection has been chosen from
the browser icon. Selecting the apply button saves the change to the key. The path
to the application will appear in blue below the Current Assignment:
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6. To select a predefined action or keystroke choose Command and tap the down arrow
to display a drop menu.
7. The drop menu has a list of various actions and keystrokes to choose from. Once you
have selected the command, tap the apply button to save.
8. The DLI KeyMon program can be used to send data received by the Magnetic Stripe
Reader (MSR) to the keyboard buffer. To setup your MSR to forward data, Select Tools
then MSR Setup or by highlighting the MSR in the button assignment area and then
double tapping.
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9. The default MSR Data Properties are 19200 Baud Rate and COM2 for the Com Port.
10. To Close the DLI KeyMon tap on the “X” on the top right of the Main Window.
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Using the WiFi Radio
The DLI-8300 has an optional PCMCIA Summit Data Communications 802.11b/g radio card or
Integrated USB Ralink 802.11b/g/n Radio. Your DLI Sales representative will be able to provide
you with the best option based on your configuration.
Summit Data Communications PCMICA 802.11b/g Radio
The PCMCIA Summit Data Communication card is configured using the Summit Client Utility
(SCU). The SCU provides the following features to Administrators and end-users:

Disable the radio (turn it off) and enable the radio (turn it on)

View the contents of configuration profiles, or profiles, each of which houses the RF,
security, and other settings for the radio

Select the profile to be used to connect to a WLAN

View global settings, which apply to every profile

View status information on the radio, the access point (AP) or WLAN router to which it is
connected, and the RF connection or link between the two

To troubleshoot a connection or performance issue, view in-depth diagnostic information
on the connection and the radio, and perform various troubleshooting and diagnostic
tests
After completing an administrator login to the utility, a user can perform these additional tasks:
1. Create, rename, edit, and delete profiles
2. Alter global settings, which apply to every profile
SCU provides a graphical user interface (GUI) for access to all of its functions. Access to these
functions also is available through an application programming interface (API), which an
application programmer can use to enable another utility to manage the radio.
To initialize SCU:
From the Start menu, select All Programs. Then in the directory called Summit select Summit
Client Utility
Or
Click on the Summit Client Utility (SCU) on the Desktop
SCU has five windows: Main, Profile, Status, Diags (or Troubleshooting), and Global. Tabs, which
are shown on the following pages, enable easy navigation between windows.
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Main Window
•
•
Admin Login/Logout: To login to SCU as an
administrator,
you
select
this
button
when
“Admin Login” is displayed; supply the correct admin
password on the dialog box. The default password is
“SUMMIT” in all capital letters. (The password can be
changed through the Admin Password function on the
Global Settings window.) Once you are logged in as
an administrator, clicking the button again logs you out
as an administrator, leaving you with access only to
end-user functions.
Enable/Disable Radio: When the radio is enabled,
selecting this button disables it; when the radio is
disabled, selecting this button enables it.
•
Active Profile: You can view the name of the active
profile and, using the selection list, select a different
profile. If you select “ThirdPartyConfig” then, after the
device goes through a power cycle, WZC is used for
configuration of the radio.
•
Status: Indicates the radio’s status.
•
Radio Type: Indicates the type of radio in the device.
“BG” means a Summit radio that supports 802.11b and
802.11g.
•
Regulatory Domain: Indicates the regulatory domain
or domains for which the radio is configured.
“Worldwide” means that the radio can be used in any
domain. The domain cannot be configured by an
administrator or user.
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Driver: Indicates the version of the device driver that is
running on the device.
•
SCU: Indicates the version of SCU that is running on
the device.
About SCU: When tapped, supplies information on
SCU that on a Windows application normally would
appear under Help | About.
•
Profile Window
Profile settings are radio and security settings that are stored in the registry as part of a
configuration profile. When a profile is selected as the active profile on the Main window, the
settings for that profile become active. An administrator can define up to 20 profiles, edit them, and
delete them on the Profile window in SCU. Profile changes made on the window are saved to
the profile only when the Commit button is pressed.
Unless it is modified, the Default profile does not specify an SSID, EAP type, or method of
encryption. If the Default profile is the active profile, then the radio will associate only to an access
point that broadcasts its SSID and requires no EAP type and no encryption.
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
Edit Profile: This is used to select the profile to be
viewed or, if you are an administrator, edited.

Actions: Four actions are available, with the first three
available only to an administrator:
- New: Create a new profile with default settings and
give it a unique name (and then change settings
using other selections on the window).
- Rename: Give the profile a new name, one that is
not assigned to another profile.
- Delete: Delete the profile, provided that it is not the
active profile.
-Scan: Open a window that lists access points that
are broadcasting their SSIDs. Each time you tap the
Refresh button, you view an updated list of APs, with
each row showing an AP’s SSID, its received signal
strength indication (RSSI), and whether or not data
encryption is in use (true or false). You can sort the
list by clicking on the column headers. If you are
authorized as an administrator, select an SSID in the
list, and tap Commit, you are returned to the Profile
window to create a profile for that SSID.

Radio: Radio attributes in the list box can be selected
individually. When an attribute is selected, the current
setting or an appropriate selection box with the current
setting highlighted appears on the right.

Security: Values for the two primary security attributes,
EAP type and encryption type, are displayed in
separate dropdown lists, with the current values
highlighted. When you as an administrator select an
EAP type, the Credentials button appears; when this
button is tapped, a dialog box appears that enables you
to define authentication credentials for that EAP type.
When you as an administrator select an encryption type
that requires the definition of WEP keys or a pre-shared
key, the PSKs/WEP Keys button appears; when you tap
it, a dialog box appears that enables you to define WEP
keys or a PSK.

Commit: To ensure that changes to profile settings
made on the window are saved in the profile, you must
tap the Commit button.

SSID: This is the name or identification of the WLAN.
EAP type: This is the protocol used to authenticate the
device and its user if the WLAN uses the Enterprise
version of Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and WPA2.


Encryption: This specifies the type of key used to
encrypt and decrypt transmitted data and how that key
is specified or derived. Encryption options include:
-WPA2 or WPA with dynamic keys (derived from the
EAP authentication process)
-WPA2 or WPA with pre-shared keys
-Static WEP keys
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Status Window
The Status window provides status information on the radio.
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•
•
•
•
Active profile
Radio’s status: Down (not recognized), Disabled, Not
Associated, Associated, or [EAP type] Authenticated
Client info: Name, IP address, and MAC address
AP info: Name, IP address, MAC address, beacon
period, and DTIM interval
Connection info: Channel, data rate, transmit power,
signal strength, and signal quality
Diags Window
The screen provides Administrative level diagnostics for RF
troubleshooting.
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•
(Re)connect: Disable and enable the radio, apply or
reapply the current profile, and attempt to associate and
authenticate to the wireless LAN, logging all activity in
the output area at the bottom.
Release/Renew: Obtain a new IP address through
DHCP release/renew, and log all activity in the output
area at the bottom.
•
Start Ping: Start a continuous ping to the address in
the edit box next to it. Once the button is clicked, its
name and function will change to Stop Ping. Moving to
an SCU window other than Status or Diags also will
stop the ping, Pings will continue until you tap the Stop
Ping button, move to an SCU window other than Diags
or Status, exit SCU, or remove the radio.
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Diagnostics: Attempt to (re)connect to an AP, and
provide a more thorough dump of data than is obtained
with (Re)connect. The dump will include radio state,
profile settings, global settings, and a BSSID list of APs
in the area.
Save To...: Save the diagnostics output to a file.
•
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Global Window
Global settings include:
1. Radio and security settings that apply to all profiles
2. Settings that apply to SCU itself
An administrator can define and change most global settings on
the Global Settings window in SCU.
The default setting for each global setting ensures reliable
operation in most environments. Consult the Data Ltd. Technical
Support Department for details on all global settings.
(800) 526-1299 x774
Ralink USB Integrated Radio
The Ralink card is configured using the Ralink Wireless Utility (RWU). To initialize the RWU:

Start the Ralink Wireless Utility by double tapping on the Ralink icon( R+) found in the
task tray.
(Right clicking on the icon allows for additional options such as using WZC or exiting Ralink.)

The Ralink utility window will pop up showing the Network tab and the available
networks.
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
Highlight a network and click the "Connect" button.

If the SSID is broadcasted and no securities are found, you will connect. Connection is
indicated by the blue triangle next to the network.
Consult the Data Ltd. Technical Support Department for more details on setting up your
Integrated USB Radio. (800) 526.1299 x774
Using the Bluetooth Radio
The internal Bluetooth Class II wireless radio in the DLI 8300 is disabled by default. Microsoft™
Bluetooth software comes pre-installed on your terminal.
Enabling the Bluetooth Radio
To enable the Bluetooth radio, follow the instructions below:
1. Hold the stylus on the Bluetooth icon in the system tray.
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2. Select Open Bluetooth Settings.
3. From the tabs at the top of the screen choose the Hardware tab. Tap on the Properties
button.
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4. Select the Enable Device button. The enable device wizard will appear. Select the Next
button. This may take a few seconds. The Bluetooth LED on top of the terminal will begin
to flash when the radio is turned on.
5. Select the Finish button to end the installation process. Tap the Ok button at the
Bluetooth properties screen.
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6. Tap the OK button to finalize the enabling process.
Bonding an Accessory to the DLI 8300
To bond a Bluetooth device to the DLI 8300 the icon in the system tray offers shortcuts to the
Bluetooth Settings window; the Bluetooth File Transfer Wizard and the Add New Connection
Wizard. Press and hold the stylus on the Bluetooth icon to open the Bluetooth device menu.
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The following process is generally common for connecting most Bluetooth devices (keyboard,
mouse, printer, cellular phone, PDA, Tablet PC, notebook PC, etc.). The actual steps may be
slightly different for every type and brand of Bluetooth device. Read and follow the installation
instructions included with your specific device. There are four generic steps for connecting to a
Bluetooth device.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Discover
Search
Pair
Connect
Discover
Making a Bluetooth device discoverable makes it visible to other Bluetooth devices. Each
Bluetooth device uses a different method (pressing a button or key combination) to make it
discoverable. This is generally described in the device’s documentation. When you activate
Bluetooth on your Tablet PC it is the signal for the Tablet PC to look for, or discover any Bluetooth
devices within range.
Search
This process will find every Bluetooth device that is discoverable and available for connection
within 33 feet (10 meters).
Pair
Using a passkey creates a secure connection (pairing) between the Tablet PC and
Bluetooth device. This passkey helps prevent data from being intercepted and interpreted by
another device.
Though the passkey exchange helps to secure your data, Bluetooth wireless
technology should not be considered completely secure.
Connect
The first time a Bluetooth device is connected to the terminal the drivers are loaded for that
device. After this initial connection, some Bluetooth devices may disconnect when they go into
power-saving mode. Most will automatically reconnect when they become active again.
Using the Bluetooth Application
1. Make sure the Bluetooth indicator light is flashing.
2. Using your stylus, Right mouse click the Bluetooth Devices icon in the system tray.
3. Tap Add a Bluetooth Device to launch the Bluetooth Add Bluetooth Device
Wizard.
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4. Place the Bluetooth device (headset, keyboard, printer, etc.) in discoverable mode.
Each Bluetooth device may have a different way to make it discoverable. Some have a
small button on the headset or keyboard; others may require that you press a key
sequence to invoke discovery. Look at the documentation that came with the Bluetooth
device or visit the manufacturer’s website for information.
5. After you make the Bluetooth device discoverable, tap Next.
The Add Bluetooth Device Wizard will search for the Bluetooth device.
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6. When the Bluetooth device is detected, it is shown in the Add Bluetooth Device Wizard
Select a device window. If multiple devices are detected, each is shown in the window.
Select the device to be connected. Tap Next to add the Bluetooth device. The wizard
searches for remote device services.
The Wizard will display a message Do you need a passkey to add your device. If your device
does not require a passkey, Windows will choose one for you. Press Next to continue
If required, immediately enter the number shown in the passkey field and press Next.
Consult your device documentation for more information.
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7. When the Completing the Add Bluetooth Device Wizard window appears, the
Bluetooth installation is nearly complete. Tap Finish to complete the installation.
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Using the Camera Option
The 2MP Color Cameras is located on the back panel of the terminal. The camera can be used for
picture capture as well as streaming video.
2MP Color Camera
Back Panel
Using the RS-232 DB9M
The optional RS-232 Port can be configured to work with many peripherals including (Barcode
Scanners, Printers, ODBII (Vehicle Interface), and Remote Monitoring apparatuses). To configure
the RS-232 port so that the data is sent to the keyboard buffer the following procedure is required.
This procedure is typically used when using an external barcode scanner on the device.
All DLI Devices have power to Pin 9.
DO NOT plug-in or unplug any serial devices while the DLI Device is powered on!
Top Panel
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9
Serial
Port
1.
Open the Control Panel, tap Start>Control Panel.
2.
Tap on Accessibility Options Icon.
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Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Description
DCD
TXD
RXD
DSR
GND
DTR
CTS
RTS
+5V
Rev. 4
3.
Chose the General Tab to configure the RS-232 port and check Use Serial Keys. Tap
the Settings button to access the Baud Rate and Com port that will be configured.
4. Set Serial Port to Com1 and Baud Rate to 9600, tap Ok.
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5. Save the settings by choosing the Apply button, then tap Ok.
Using the Barcode Scanner
The DLI 8300 is available with an optional integrated barcode imager for scanning barcodes.

Honeywell® 5300 Class 2 Standard Range Imager W/Cross Hairs (Integrated)
The Imager can be configured by using the DLI 8300 KeyMon (See Page 14).
To Decode a Barcode
1. Point the top of the DLI 8300 terminal directly at the barcode. The Imager faces
straight out of the top panel. The Cross Hairs should be oriented in line with the bar
code to achieve optimal decoding.
(Distance from barcode should be 2 to 15 inches)
2. Project the Imager and Cross Hairs by pressing and holding the programmed scan
button which is set in KeyMon(default is Left Side Button).
3. Center the cross hairs over the barcode.
4. When the barcode is successfully decoded, the decode LED lights green and
the terminal beeps. (Bad read, LED lights red)
5. The bar code information is entered into the application in use.
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Using Biometric Reader
The fingerprint reader is located near the top right of the Front Panel, which enables you to scan
your fingerprint and associate it with passwords. This feature offers a quick and convenient way to
log on to your DLI 8300 terminal, provides global password management, and protects your
terminal data from unauthorized access.
Fingerprint
Scanning
or
Using GPS
The optional GPS module with active antenna provides the SiRFstar III chip set and TTFF (Time
to First Fix) technology which speeds the time to lock to a satellite. The Geohelix active antenna
provides 25db gain. Along with each of these features Data Ltd’s patent pending RF antenna
switching technology provides you with the functionality of switching between external and
internal antennas without software requirements.
Data Ltd has included in the DLI 8300 a GPS software tool to verify that all functions of the GPS
module are working properly.
1. To launch the application tap on the VisualGPS icon on the DLI 8300 desktop.
Visual GPS can also be found under Start>All Programs>VisualGPS.
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2. Choose the Settings option from the main menu and select Communications from the
drop down menu.
3. The configuration screen is displayed. Set the Com Port to Comm 6. This is the com port
that your GPS module is using. Set the Baud Rate to 9600. Tap the OK button to save the
settings.
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4. From the Toolbar choose the NMEA icon. The raw NMEA code will continue to load until
the NMEA window is closed. This test assures that the GPS module is talking to the Main
CPU of the terminal.
5. To verify the Signal Quality you must be outside a building, as GPS antennas do not
work inside buildings. From the main menu choose the Signal icon. The screen will
display the db gain to each satellite that the GPS module is communicating with.
The blue bar indicates a lock to a satellite and the gray bar indicates that the module
is communicating with the satellite but does not have a complete fix on your location.
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6. To verify the satellites that the GPS module are fixed to, Tap on the Satellite icon. The
screen displays the satellites in red that the module is fixed with. The gray satellites are
being communicated with but are not locked on the modules position.
7. To verify the longitude and latitude reading from the DLI 8300 location choose the
Navigation icon. The module must be locked onto 3 satellites before the reading is
accurate.
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DLI 8300 Vehicle Cradle
Overview
DLI 8300 Cradle is a Desktop and Vehicle Cradle all in one. It features a quick release locking
mechanism, flexible mounting, and power options for all types of applications and devices.
When the DLI 8300 is seated in the Cradle, both Hot-swappable batteries are charged in 3 hours.
The configurable I/O Ports support USB, RS232, Ethernet; with DLI Locking connector providing
security and reliability. The patent pending RF design provides operating with ease between
internal and external antennas.
Charging
The Cradle provides power to the intelligent battery charging system in the DLI 8300 that senses
when a full charge has been achieved and switches to a trickle charge to maintain a full charge.
Communications
The Cradle transmits via USB 2.0 and serial devices at speeds of up to 115K baud. The
Ethernet transmits at 10/100 mbps.
RF Communication
The DLI 8300 Terminal with its integrated RF switching circuit provides a pass through for the RF
external connectors. This technology optimizes the ability for quick disconnect from the cradle and
switches the RF signal from the cradle to the internal antennas on the DLI 8300 Terminal.
Use only DLI 8300 peripherals, power cables, and power adapters. Use of
peripherals, cables, or power adapters not sold/manufactured by Data Ltd. Inc.
will void the warranty and may damage the terminal.
Use only Li-Ion battery packs provided by Data Ltd. Inc. The use of any battery
pack not sold/manufactured by Data Ltd. Inc. will void the warranty and may
damage the terminal.
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Front Panel
Spring Loaded Latch
Cradle
Interface
Quick Release
RF Connectors
Button Release to
Disengage the Unit
from the Cradle and
Connection LED
Solid green Connection LED indicates connection established with Terminal.
Bottom Panel
The I/O and the power supply connector are located on the bottom of the unit.
Power Supply
Connector
Power Supply Connector
The connector is to be used with the DLI series of power supplies. Please see below for a
reference of those recommended power sources.
The Cradle can be powered by an external DC power source of 18VDC~22VDC. An
optional internal 6VDC~60VDC regulated power supply is available.
Verify that the power source is always within the specification range and
observe correct input voltage polarity. An improper input voltage range
above 22VDC (standard) or above 60VDC directly to battery terminals
(optional) or reverse polarity could damage the power conversion circuitry.
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Recommended Power Supplies:
5421112020900P
6700110200000P
Found in Product Catalog
AC Adapter (Requires country-specific line cord below)
Cigarette Lighter Adapter for charging the unit in a vehicle
Internal to the Cradle 10VDC~60VDC power regulator
USB Communication Port
The Cradle was designed with locking USB connectors. The USB port power is rated to 1 AMP.
Locking USB cables are available for the Symbol LS3408 & DLI QWERTY Keyboard
(5500001010000P). Standard USB cables may also be connected to the cradle.
RS232 Communication Port
Use a standard serial cable to connect the unit to a host device via RS232
Ethernet Communication Port
The locking Ethernet connection supports 10/100mbps communication via a wired LAN. Standard
Ethernet cables may also attach the cradle to a host system.
Quick Release RF Connectors
The Vehicle Cradle patent pending quick release RF connectors provide a switching pass through
to the RF connectors on the bottom of the cradle. The 2 options available are FME for cellular
support and SMA for GPS support. Should you require a custom connection please consult your
vendor or Data Ltd sales representative.
Connector Locations
Ethernet
USB Qty. 2
Power
Ask your Salesperson for a Product Catalog
to get more information for this VMC option.
8300-VMC-1
USB Qty. 3
8300-VMC-2
Power
DB-9m (RS232) Qty. 3
USB Qty. 3
J-Bus
8300-VMC-3
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Power
DB-9m (RS232) Qty. 3
8300-VMC-4
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Installing the Vehicle Cradle
Mounted to the back panel of the Vehicle Cradle is a RAM-202U ball. Optional RAM mounting
arms are available for a variety of secure options. Ask your Salesperson for more information on RAM
Mounts. When selecting a location to mount the cradle, keep in mind that the power supply, RF
connectors, and I/O are located on the bottom panel.
RAM-202U Ball
Base
Power Supply, RF, and I/O Connectors
Please ensure that you give a minimum of 2.75 inches of clearance from the
base of the cradle. Proper cable routing and clearance will help with less strain
on cables and connectors, while also allowing for better access to the ports.
Cradle Power Filtering DC Converter
The DLI 8300 Cradle has an optional 10~60V DC/DC Converter. The DLI 8300 Cradle must be
installed pre-ignition (directly to battery terminals) with a 10AMP in-line fuse. Failure to
connect to battery terminals could damage the power conversion circuitry.
DC Converter: 10~60V Input
Red
Positive
Black
Tie
Ground
Yellow together
Please consult your fork truck manufacturer for proper installation instructions.
DO NOT connect power to the hydraulics!
We recommend installation by trained service personnel only. The fuse should
be installed in the positive lead within 5 inches of the battery positive (+)
terminal.
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Shipping your DLI Device
Proper way to pack your DLI device
DO NOT ship any DLI Device without a proper UPS or FedEx container. The DLI
Container is not meant for stand-alone shipping.


Place device in foam cover as shown.
Place the wrapped DLI device in the correct position in the spacer inside the DLI
Container.
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
Using a proper UPS or FedEx container, line the bottom
with Bubble Wrap, Air Pillows, Packing Foam, etc.

Place the closed DLI container inside the lined Shipping
Container.

Seal the Shipping Container and ship to:
Data Ltd
703 Data Ltd Parkway
La Porte, IN 46350
The dimensions of the box shown are 27x17x10.

Fill the rest of the Shipping Container with packing
material.
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Technical Assistance
If you need assistance installing or troubleshooting, please contact your vendor or the Data
Ltd. Inc. Technical Support Office.
North America/Canada:
Website:
www.dataltd.com/html/support-ticket.html
Telephone:
(800) 526-1299, Ext 774 (8 AM to 4 PM CST)
Fax number:
(219) 362-1937
E- mail:
support@dataltd.com
Product Service and Repair
Data Ltd. Inc. provides service for all its products through service centers throughout North
America. To obtain warranty or non-warranty service, return the unit to Data Ltd. Inc. (postage
paid) with a copy of the dated purchase record attached. Contact the appropriate location below
to obtain a Return Material Authorization number (RMA #) before returning the product.
Website:
www.dataltd.com/html/request-rma.html
Telephone:
(800) 526-1299 ext 723
Fax number:
(219) 362-1937
E-mail:
RMA@dataltd.com
Limited Warranty
Data Ltd. Inc. warrants its products to be free from defects in materials and workmanship and to
conform to Data Ltd. Inc. published specifications applicable to the products purchased at the time
of shipment. This warranty does not cover any product which is (i) improperly installed or used; (ii)
damaged by accident or negligence, including failure to follow the proper maintenance, service,
and cleaning schedule; or (iii) damaged as a result of (A) modification or alteration by the
purchaser or other party, (B) excessive voltage or current supplied to or drawn from the interface
connections, (C) static electricity or electro-static discharge, (D) operation under conditions
beyond the specified operating parameters, or (E) repair or service of the product by anyone
other than Data Ltd. Inc. or its authorized representatives.
This warranty shall extend from the time of shipment for the duration published by Data Ltd. Inc.
for the product at the time of purchase ("Warranty Period"). Any defective product must be
returned (at purchaser’s expense) during the Warranty Period to Data Ltd. Inc.’s factory or
authorized service center for inspection. No product will be accepted by Data Ltd. Inc. without a
Return Materials Authorization, which may be obtained by contacting Data Ltd. Inc. In the event
that the product is returned to Data Ltd. Inc. or its authorized service center within the Warranty
Period and Data Ltd. Inc. determines to its satisfaction that the product is defective due to defects
in materials or workmanship, Data Ltd. Inc., at its sole option, will either repair or replace the
product without charge, except for return shipping to Data Ltd. Inc..
EXCEPT AS MAY BE OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE FOREGOING
WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER COVENANTS OR WARRANTIES, EITHER
EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, ORAL OR WRITTEN, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE.
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DATA LTD. INC’S RESPONSIBILITY AND PURCHASER’S EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS
WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF THE DEFECTIVE
PRODUCT. IN NO EVENT SHALL DATA LTD. INC. BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, AND, IN NO EVENT, SHALL ANY LIABILITY OF DATA LTD.
INC’S ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH ANY PRODUCT SOLD HEREUNDER (WHETHER
SUCH LIABILITY ARISES FROM A CLAIM BASED ON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT, OR
OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE ACTUAL AMOUNT PAID TO DATA LTD. INC. FOR THE
PRODUCT. THESE LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY SHALL REMAIN IN FULL FORCE AND
EFFECT EVEN WHEN DATA LTD. INC. MAY HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF
SUCH INJURIES, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES. SOME STATES, PROVINCES, OR COUNTRIES
DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATIONS OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
All provisions of this Limited Warranty are separate and severable, which means that if any
provision is held invalid and unenforceable, such determination shall not affect the validity of
enforceability of the other provisions hereof.
Data Ltd. Inc., Inc. extends these warranties only to the first end users of the products. These
warranties are non-transferable.
The limited duration of the warranty for the DLI 8300 is as follows:

DLI 8300 terminal with an integrated modules are covered by a one-year limited
warranty.

Touch screens are covered by a one-year limited warranty.

DLI 8300 Vehicle Mount Cradle, 3-Bay Battery Charger, and 3-Way Battery Adapter
Cable, are covered by a one-year limited warranty.

The limited duration of the warranty for batteries is one year. Use of any battery not sold/
manufactured by Data Ltd. Inc. may damage the terminal and/or the battery and will void
the warranty. Batteries returned to Data Ltd. Inc. in a reduced state may or may not be
replaced under this warranty. Battery life will be greatly increased when following the
battery instructions in the DLI 8300 User’s Guide.

Use of any peripheral not manufactured/sold by Data Ltd. Inc. will void the warranty.
This includes but is not limited to: cables, power supplies, cradles, and docking stations.
Regulatory and Safety Approvals for the DLI 8300
DLI 8300 terminal meets or exceeds the requirements of all applicable standard
organizations for safe operation. However, as with any electrical equipment, the best
way to ensure safe operation is to operate them according to the agency guidelines
that follow. Please read these guidelines carefully before using your DLI 8300
terminal.
Embedded Safety Information Text
The DLI 8300 has the following safety information on the back label of the terminal
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The DLI 8300 RF terminal is designed to comply with the most current applicable standards on
safe levels of RF energy developed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and has been recommended for adoption
by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
The compliance labels are located on the back of the unit:
DLI 8300 WPAN (Bluetooth)
DLI 8300 WWAN (CDMA Sierra Wireless Radio) Verizon®
DLI 8300 802.11 B/G/N Radio
The CE Mark on the product indicates that the system has been tested to and
conforms to the provisions noted within the 89/336/EEC Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive
and the 73/23/EEC and 93/68/EEC Low Voltage Directive.
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For further information, please contact:
Data Ltd. Inc.
703 Data Ltd Parkway
P.O. Box 761
La Porte, IN 46352 USA
(800) 526-1299
Data Ltd. Inc. shall not be liable for use of our product with equipment (i.e., power supplies,
personal computers, etc.) that is not CE marked and does not comply with the Low Voltage
Directive
FCC Compliance
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept
any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:




Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
If necessary, the user should consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for
additional suggestions. The user may find the following booklet helpful: “Something About
Interference.” This is available at FCC local regional offices. Our company is not responsible for
any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized modifications of this equipment or the
substitution or attachment of connecting cables and equipment other than those specified by our
company. The correction is the responsibility of the user. Use only shielded data cables with this
system. In accordance with FCC 15.21, changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
This device and its antenna must not be co-located or operating in conjunction
with any other antenna or transmitter. To maintain compliance with FCC RF
exposure guidelines for body-worn operation, do not use accessories that
contain metallic components.
When using accessories where the terminal is worn on the body, the terminal’s touch screen
must face away from the body.
CAUTION!
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the grantee of this
device could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
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Canadian Compliance
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device is intended to be operated
indoors and away from windows to provide maximum shielding. Equipment (or its transmit
antenna) installed outdoors is subject to licensing.
Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
For European Community Users
Data Ltd. Inc. complies with Directive 2002/69/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF
THE COUNCIL of 27 January 2003 on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Information
This product has required the extraction and use of natural resources for its production. It
may contain hazardous substances that could impact health and the environment, if not
properly disposed.
In order to avoid the dissemination of those substances in our environment and to diminish the
pressure on the natural resources, we encourage you to use the appropriate take-back
systems for product disposal. Those systems will reuse or recycle most of the materials of the
product you are disposing in a sound way.
The crossed out wheeled bin symbol informs you that the product should not be
disposed of along with municipal waste and invites you to use the appropriate
separate take-back systems for product disposal.
If you need more information on the collection, reuses, and recycling systems, please contact
your local or regional waste administration.
You may also contact your supplier for more information on the environmental performances
of this product.
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Data Ltd. Inc.
703 Data Ltd. Parkway
P.O. box 761
La Porte, IN 46350
Telephone:
Fax number:
(800) 526-1299
(219) 362-1937
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