PS6SMC70UE
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First Edition — February 2011 Rev : A
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Table of contents
Introduction................................................................................................................. 1
Setting up the PS6SMC3000/70UE............................................................................ 2
Power Connection....................................................................................................... 2
Operating the Cradle................................................................................................... 3
Setting Your Communication Path.............................................................................. 3
Choosing a Communication Connection.................................................................... 4
Direct Communication with your Host Computer or a USB Device............................ 4
Communication with a Remote Location.................................................................... 5
Charging Your MC3000/70 Series Terminal Battery.................................................... 6
Charging Your Spare Battery....................................................................................... 6
Product/Technical Support.......................................................................................... 7
Product Registration................................................................................................... 7
Troubleshooting........................................................................................................... 8
Other Connection Problems........................................................................................ 9
Appendix A – Regulatory Information....................................................................... 10
Radio Frequency Interference Requirement.............................................................. 10
FCC Statement.......................................................................................................... 10
Radio Frequency Interference Requirement - Canada.............................................. 10
Appendix B – Warranty.............................................................................................. 10
Introduction
This manual describes the set up and operation of the
PS6SMC3000UE & PS6SMC70UE Single-slot Ethernet
and USB charging cradles. These cradles serve as
essential data communications devices, enabling you
to communicate between your Symbol® MC3000 or
MC70 series terminals and your Host Computer or your
network. The cradles also charge both your terminal and
a spare battery – all while performing communication
operations via a USB or network connection.
A switch (5) on the side of the
cradles controls which type of
communication the cradle is to
perform. Once you have set the
switch, you can communicate with
a USB host (1) or peripheral device
via USB or with other computers or
websites via your network (2).
There are three connection ports on
the rear of the cradles:
Ports
Function
1
USB Mini-AB
Used to connect the cradle directly to any
USB host or peripheral device.
2
RJ45 Network
Used to connect the cradle directly to your
network.
3
12VDC 3.33A (Power)
A standard barrel port used for connecting
the power adapter. The power adapter is
available separately from Portsmith
Features
Function
4
Spare Battery Charger
The Spare Battery Charger is located in the
tray on the back side of the cradle.
5
Network/USB Switch
This switch is used to select which type of
communication will be used.
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Setting up your cradle
Setting up your cradle is easy and includes only these simple steps.
1. Power Connection
2. Communication Connection:
a. Connect the USB cable to another USB device (host or peripheral), or
b. Connect the Ethernet cable (if you want to communicate with a remote location via the network)
Power Connection
To connect power to your cradle:
1. Connect the barrel end of the power adapter into the power jack on the rear of the cradle.
2. Make sure the power cord is securely connected to the power adapter.
3. Connect the power cord into a US standard AC outlet.
NOTE: The cradles are compatible with the power adapters used by Symbol’s
cradles. Replacement power adapters are also available from Portsmith
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Operating the Cradle
The cradle helps you perform three basic functions:
1. Communication
2. Charge your handheld terminal
3. Charge your spare battery
Setting Your Communication Path
The switch on the side of the cradle can be set in either of two positions:
NETWORK
Move the switch to the left-hand position for NETWORK communications. While in this position, you will
be able to communicate via your network, to a networked device or the internet. The Switch is recessed,
so you might need to use your terminal’s stylus to change settings.
USB
Move the switch to the right-hand position for USB communications. While in this position, you will be
able to communicate via USB, to any USB host or peripheral device.
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Choosing a Communication Connection
Before you prepare the cradle to communicate, you must decide which type of communication you
desire: (1) direct communication with a USB device or (2) communication with a remote location via
your network.
Direct Communication with your Host Computer or a USB Device
To connect your terminal with your host computer or a USB device, follow these simple steps:
1. Plug the USB Mini-B connector
into the Mini-AB connector on
the rear of the cradle.
2. Plug the USB Standard-A
connector into a USB port on
your computer.
3. Slide the Network/USB switch
on the side of the cradle to
the right so that it indicates
USBcommunications.
Once you have the cradle
connected to the host device,
insert the handheld terminal
into the cradle. Now you can
communicate with your host
device to transmit, or synchronize,
data. You can even browse the
internet if the host device is
connected to a network with
internet access.
NOTE: You can confirm that you are correctly connected by performing an ActiveSync operation.
ActiveSync software is provided with your Symbol handheld terminal. Instructions for using ActiveSync
are in your Symbol documentation. Once your ActiveSync partnership has been established, you can
communicate with any networked computer or the internet (if your network has internet access).
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Communication with a Remote Location
To connect your terminal with data on a corporate database or another device via your network, follow
these simple steps:
Connect one RJ45 end of a
standard Ethernet cable to
the RJ45 connector on the
back of the cradle.
Connect the other RJ45
end into your hub, router,
switch, or wall data port.
Slide the Network/USB
switch on the side of the
cradle to the left so that
it indicates NETWORK
communications.
Once you have the cradle connected to the network, insert the handheld terminal into the cradle. Now
you can communicate with remote network locations to transmit, or synchronize, data. You can even
browse the internet if the network has internet access.
To confirm that you have a good connection, and that you are ready to
communicate, you can click on the “IP Status” icon (MC3000) or “Connectivity”
icon (MC70) in the device’s Task Bar. An “IP Information” window will pop up on the
display screen to provide you with IP address information. Additional information
on your IP address can be obtained by clicking on the “Details” button (MC3000) or
the “Settings” button (MC70).
If you do not see any IP information, confirm that your device is connected
to a network with a DHCP server. If no DHCP server is available, you will need to configure your
handheld with a static IP address. Please refer to your Symbol documentation for more information
on configuring your device for a static IP address. You can get the static IP address from your IT
department.
NOTE: You can also confirm that you are correctly connected by either “pinging” another computer on
your network, or by using Internet Explorer to browse the Internet (if your network has Internet access).
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Charging Your Handheld Terminal’s Battery
The cradle may also be used to charge the handheld
terminal’s battery. To charge the terminal’s battery:
1. Ensure the cradle is powered on.
2. Insert the terminal in the cradle as shown.
a. The Terminal Battery Charge LED will “Slow Blink Amber”
to indicate that the terminal is charging.
b. When the terminal has completed charging, the light will
turn “Solid Amber” to indicate the battery is fully charged
(approximately 4 hours).
c. If the terminal shows a “Fast Blinking Amber” light, there
is an error in charging. Reseat the terminal in the cradle to
see if that fixes the issue.
d. If you do not see a charging light, the terminal may not
be placed in the cradle correctly, or the cradle may not have
any power.
Charging Your Spare Battery
To charge the terminal’s spare battery:
1. Orient the battery so that the charging contacts are facing down and toward the right side of the cradle
2. Insert the battery in the spare battery charging slot in the rear of the cradle as shown. Then gently
press down on the battery to ensure proper contact.
a. The Spare Battery Charge LED will “Slow
Blink Red” to indicate the battery is charging.
b. When the LED turns “Solid Red” the
battery is fully charged. A standard battery
is fully charged in less than 4 hours and less
than 6 hours for the Extended Life Battery.
c. If the LED shows a “Fast Blinking Red”
you have a problem with charging. Check to
see if the spare battery is inserted correctly.
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Product/Technical Support
Portsmith is committed to providing its customers with first-class customer service and technical
support. For your convenience, a few troubleshooting techniques are provided below that might help
you fix your problem quickly and easily. If you have a different issue, or if you have tried these and they
didn’t resolve your problem, please feel free to contact
Technical Support at:
Portsmith, LLC
850 East Franklin Road, Suite 401, Meridian, Idaho 83642
208-888-5813
www.Portsmith.com
Product Registration / Warranty
For complete Portsmith product registration and warranty please go to:
http://portsmith.com/online-warranty-registration/.
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Troubleshooting
Symptom: Terminal cannot communicate through the USB cable.
Symptom: Attempt to synchronize the terminal through USB failed.
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Troubleshooting cont.
Symptom: Terminal cannot communicate through the network.
Other Connection Problems
If you require more information on the synchronization process, please refer to the ActiveSync chapter
in your handheld product’s Reference Guide or documentation on your custom or 3rd Party software.
For help with other technical issues, contact Portmsith Technical Support using the contact information
provided at the start of this chapter.
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Appendix A – Regulatory Information
Radio Frequency Interference Requirement
FCC Statement
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. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. 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 or television technician for help.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Mobility Electronics could void the user’s authority
to operate the product.
Radio Frequency Interference Requirement - Canada
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B
est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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Appendix B – Warranty
Portsmith, LLC warrants this product against defects in materials and workmanship to the original
purchaser (or the first purchaser in the case of an authorized resller) for a period of one (1) year from
the date of shipment. This warranty is limited to a repair or replacement of the product. To obtain
warranty service, the purchaser must first call Portsmith, LLC, for an RMA number, then return the
product to Portsmith, LLC, for repair or replacement.
Purchaser shall prepay shipping charges for products returned to Portsmith, LLC, will pay for return
of the products to purchaser, except that purchaser shall pay all shipping charges, duties, and taxes
for products returned to Portsmith, LLC, from a country other than the United States. Portsmith, LLC,
makes no other warranty of any kind with regard to this material.
Portsmith, LLC, shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental or consequential
damages in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this material.
Within thirty (30) days of receipt should the product fail for any reason other than damage due to
customer negligence; purchaser has the right to return the product for a full refund of the purchase
price. If the purchaser wishes to upgrade or convert to another Portsmith, LLC, product within the
thirty (30) day period, purchaser has the right to return the product and apply the full purchase price
toward the purchase of the other product. Any other return will be subject to Portsmith, LLC’s existing
restocking policy.
Portsmith, LLC, WARRANTS THAT THIS PRODUCT IS NEW OR HAS BEEN REMANUFACTURED
TO MEET NEW STANDARDS USING NEW OR SERVICEABLE USED PARTS. Portsmith, LLC,
MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTY, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THIS
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INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY
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Portsmith, LLC.
850 East Franklin Road, Suite 401, Meridian, Idaho 83642
208-888-5813 | www.Portsmith.com
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