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Xplore Technologies® has made every effort to ensure the accuracy and completeness
of this document; however, because ongoing development efforts are made to
continually improve the capabilities of our products, we cannot guarantee the accuracy
of the contents of this document. We disclaim liability for errors, omissions, or future
changes herein.
Xplore and the Xplore logo are registered trademarks of Xplore Technologies Corp.;
iX104, iX104C3, iX104C3 Tablet PC, and iX104C3 Dual Mode are trademarks of
Xplore Technologies Corp.
Kensington and MicroSaver are registered trademarks of the Kensington Technology
Group. Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Windows 2000
Professional, Windows XP Professional, and Windows XP Tablet PC Edition are
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. PCMCIA and CardBus are registered trademarks
of the Personal Computer Memory Card International Association. Intel, Pentium, and
SpeedStep are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation. Wi-Fi is a trademark of the
Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA). FireWire is a registered trademark
of Apple Computer, Inc. ISODAMP is a registered trademark of Aearo Company.
All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks used
herein are property of their respective companies.
Copyright © 2003-2004 Xplore Technologies Corp. All rights reserved. No part of this
publication may be copied, reproduced, or translated, without the prior written consent
of Xplore Technologies. No part of this publication may be stored or transmitted in any
electronic form without the prior consent of Xplore Technologies. Any unauthorized
use is a violation of copyright laws.
PN: 95-01050
Edition: First, June 2006
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY according to FCC Part 15
Responsible Party Name: Xplore Technologies Corp.
Address: 14000 Summit Drive, Suite 900, Austin, Texas 78728
Telephone: 512.336.7797
Declares that product: Model Series: iX104C3 complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules
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.
a
WARNING
Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance may void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
For more information about FCC rules and their applicability to the iX104, see
Appendix E, “Agency Notices.”
Warranty Information
The iX104C3 Tablet PC, and iX104C3 Dual Mode are backed by a standard 36-month
International Limited Warranty. An extended International Limited Warranty is
available. Check the service kit included with your computer for warranty terms and
conditions.
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Important safety information
Before you use the iX104C3 Tablet PC or iX104C3 Dual Mode (referred to as the
tablet), read these safety instructions and the operation instructions in this
handbook.
Failure to observe all these instructions voids the Limited Warranty and may lead
to suspension or denial of services to the offender, or legal action, or both.
Follow any special regulations governing the use of the tablet and, if radio-enabled,
always switch it off in areas where radio devices are forbidden or when the radio device
can cause interference or danger.
Always follow any safety laws and regulations pertaining to the use of cell phones and
two-way radios, because these laws and regulations typically apply to the use of the
wireless-enabled tablet.
Observe all restrictions on the use of radio equipment in fuel depots (fuel storage and
distribution areas), chemical plants, and wherever blasting operations are in progress or
in any area in which restrictions on radio transmissions are imposed.
Switch off the tablet when in an aircraft. The tablet is not FAA-approved for use on
aircraft. The effect of the use of the tablet in aircraft is unknown. Using the tablet in an
aircraft may affect aircraft instrumentation, communication, and performance; may
disrupt the network; and may be illegal.
Operating the wireless-enabled tablet may interfere with the functioning of
inadequately protected medical devices such as pacemakers. Consult a physician or the
manufacturer of the medical device if you have any questions.
Radio signals from your tablet will not affect the operation of most modern equipment,
but certain electronic equipment, including automotive systems, may not be shielded
against radio signals from your tablet. Check with the manufacturer of your motor
vehicle or the manufacturer’s representative to determine whether using the tablet will
present any safety issues.
Avoid using the tablet in any environment that requires your full attention, such as
when driving a vehicle. If you need to use your tablet while driving, have a passenger
use it for you or find a safe location to halt your vehicle.
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a
WARNING
Use only battery types specified in this handbook. Using any other type of
battery can be dangerous and can disable the tablet.
a
WARNING
Do not use any dock or any other accessory or attachment that is not
manufactured or supplied by Xplore or an authorized Xplore accessories
supplier. Use of any accessory or attachment that is not supplied or approved
for use with the tablet by Xplore is not permitted because it may cause hazards.
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Operate the tablet only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label.
(See page 44 for more information about the battery and power supply.) Route power
supply cords so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed
upon or against them. Pay particular attention to cords at plugs and convenience
receptacles, and at the point where cords exit from the tablet or its dock. Do not
overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles because this
can cause fire or electric shock.
Unplug the tablet and refer the tablet and dock for service to qualified service personnel
if any of the following conditions occur:
■ The power supply cord or plug is damaged.
■ The tablet or dock does not operate normally when you follow the instructions in this
book.
■ The tablet or dock exhibits a distinct change in performance.
Adjust only controls for which there are instructions in this book. An improper
adjustment of other controls can result in damage and may require extensive work by a
qualified technician to restore the tablet or dock to normal operation.
CAUTION
Avoid prolonged physical contact with the exposed metal surfaces on the front
and back of the tablet. While the tablet may not feel hot to the touch, if you
maintain physical contact with the tablet for a long time (for example, if you rest
the tablet on your lap for a long time), your skin may suffer low-heat injury. In
addition, be careful when you remove a PC card that has been used for a long
time, because the card may be hot.
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Contents
Welcome
11
Who this handbook is for . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
About your computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Package contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Optional accessories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Contacting Xplore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
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Getting Started
17
Getting to know your tablet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Front view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Back view. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Top view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Bottom view. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Right side view. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Left side view. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
LED indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Quick-start guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Application, Windows, and hot keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
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Using the iX104C3
27
Turning on the computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Turning off the computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Using the Reset switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Suspending and resuming operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Suspending operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Resuming operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
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Using the pen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Selecting Auto-Sense, Active, or Touch mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Using the digitizer to perform mouse functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Changing the pen double-click speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Positioning the pen and pen tether . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Changing the screen orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Adjusting the screen brightness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Enabling automatic backlight control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Docking the tablet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Connecting devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Connecting to a local area network or telephone line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Connecting USB-compatible devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Connecting an external microphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Adjusting microphone volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Connecting a headphone or speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Adjusting headphone or speaker volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Connecting a monitor or projection panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Activating the monitor or projection panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Connecting an XPL snap-on expansion module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Using the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Charging the battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
If you do not have an external battery charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
If you have an external battery charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Removing and installing the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Removing the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Installing the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Discarding a battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Using power options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Changing the computer’s power schemes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Changing battery alarm settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
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Checking battery power status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Selecting power settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Enabling Hibernation mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Tips for conserving battery power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Accessing the hard disk drive compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Re-installing the hard disk drive compartment cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Accessing the PCMCIA compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Re-installing the PCMCIA compartment cover. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Programming hot keys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Programming hot keys to start applications, open documents,
or go to a Web site. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Programming hot keys to perform pre-defined functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Programming hot keys to perform other key functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
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Maintaining the iX104C3
67
Caring for the tablet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Checking power cords and connectors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Protecting the computer from damage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Preventing the computer from overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Storing the computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Caring for the display screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Protecting the display screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
When to replace the pen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Calibrating the digitizer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Calibrating the digitizer: iX104C3 Tablet PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Calibrating the digitizer: iX104C3 Dual Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Calibrating the digitizer: Active mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Calibrating the digitizer: Touch mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
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Contents
A
Troubleshooting
75
B
Using BIOS and AOS Functions
77
Disabling the Auto Power feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Enabling automatic LCD backlight control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
C
Glossary
79
D
Hardware Specifications
83
E
Agency Notices
89
F
Configuring Dual Mode Tablet Digitizer Input Methods
93
Using the BIOS Setup Utility to set input method defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Starting the BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Selecting the digitizer input method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Setting digitizer input method security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Using the Panel Control Center to configure controls for
temporary changes to the input method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Summary: Dual Mode digitizer input method settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Sample implementations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Sample 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Sample 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Index
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Welcome
Welcome to the Xplore Technologies® iX104C3™tablet PC, the rugged
tablet designed, tested, and manufactured to meet the environmental
and physical real-world challenges faced by today’s mobile workers.
The iX104C3 not only works the way you do, but can also take the
abuses of everyday wear and tear. The iX104C3 design is based on
years of experience in rugged mobile applications.
Advanced technology, innovative design, and a rugged case are just a
few highlights of your iX104C3 system. Equally important is Xplore’s
commitment to ensuring that you are treated with the same respect
and honesty you offer to your customers and peers every day.
Who this handbook is for
This handbook assumes that
you have basic experience
using computers and
Microsoft® Windows®.
iX104C3 User’s Handbook
This handbook provides instructions for using Xplore Technologies
iX104C3 tablet computers.
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Welcome
About your computer
The iX104C3 is a high-performance tablet PC that runs on the
Microsoft Windows XP® Professional Tablet PC Edition operating
system.
The method you use to control the tablet depends on the tablet model,
as follows:
Tablet Model
Digitizer/Touchscreen
Control Method
iX104C3 Tablet PC
Digitizer
Special, enhanced pen
(included with the tablet)
iX104C3 Dual Mode
Combined digitizer
and touchscreen
• Special, enhanced pen
(included with the tablet)
• Your finger
• Any suitable pointing
device
Note: In this handbook, all information applies to all models
unless otherwise noted.
All iX104C3 tablets have been engineered and tested to meet Military
Standards for Environmental Extremes (MIL STD 810F). Your tablet
includes the following features that make it exceptionally rugged and
durable:
■
Durable, long-lasting, dense magnesium enclosure
■
Interior and exterior multi-layer magnesium frames and cavities
■
■
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ISODAMP® shock absorbing materials in patented bumpering
system and gasket protection mechanisms
Shock-isolated hard disk
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Welcome
■
Integrated, protected wireless LAN and WAN antennas for dual
mode operation
■
Locked in place memory, cables, and connectors
■
Proprietary thermal management system
Package contents
Check to make sure your package includes the following items:
■
Quick Start Guide
■
Battery pack
■
Power cord
■
AC adapter
■
Pen
■
Pen tether
■
iX104C3 pen tablet
■
Warranty information kit
■
This handbook
Optional accessories
Your package also includes any optional accessories you ordered.
Docking options
■
xStand Desktop Docking Station
■
xDock Vehicle Docking Station
Carrying cases
iX104C3 User’s Handbook
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Ballistic nylon hands-free carry case
■
Leather portfolio case
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Welcome
Storage options
■
External USB floppy disk drive
■
External USB CD-ROM drive
Memory
■
512 MB and 1 GB PC3200 SODIMM DDR RAM
■
80 GB 2.5-inch rugged hard disk
Power options
■
AC adapter with U.S. cord
■
Main battery pack (41 watt hours)
■
Extended life battery pack (55 watt hours)
■
Auto adapter (cigarette lighter adapter)
Additional accessories
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■
USB non-rugged mini keyboard (83-key)
■
USB rugged, backlit mini keyboard (83-key)
■
Screen protectors (2-pack)
■
Active stylus
■
Pen tether
■
Slipcover case with hand straps
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Welcome
Contacting Xplore
If you purchased your tablet from an authorized Xplore dealer,
contact the dealer for service and support.
If you purchased your tablet directly from Xplore, use any of the
following methods to contact Xplore for service and support:
Toll free
1-866-296-8541, extension 222
Fax
1-512-336-7791
E-mail
customersupport@xploretech.com
Web site
http://www.xploretech.com
Before you contact Xplore, have the following information ready so
that the customer support representative can quickly provide a
solution:
Product name: iX104C3
The serial number is on the
back of the tablet. See
page 18.
Product serial number
Purchase date
Conditions under which the problem occurred
Any error messages that were displayed
Type of device connected, if any
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1
Getting Started
This chapter gives you an overview of your tablet and includes a
quick-start guide to tablet keys.
Getting to know your tablet
For more information about
each component, see
Chapter 2.
This section shows the locations of some of your tablet’s important
components.
Front view
built-in
microphone
Reset switch
Status light
speaker
ambient light sensor
brightness/HDD (hard
disk drive)
indicator
speaker
fingerprint scanner
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Chapter 1. Getting Started
Getting to know your tablet
Built-in microphone – Enables you to input mono audio. Includes
noise cancellation.
Reset switch – Enables you to turn off the computer when using the
Power On/Off key is not effective. (See page 28.)
Speakers – Enable you to listen to stereo audio files. Sealed to
provide protection from the environment.
For information about
controlling brightness,
see page 39.
Ambient light sensor – Automatically controls the amount of
backlight sent to the screen. Provides optimum brightness for the
lighting conditions in which you are working.
Back view
convection
air flow
cover
compliance
and serial
number label
antenna
covers
removable
battery pack
battery
release
latch
battery
lock
button
pen
pen holder
Convection air flow cover – Magnesium cover over the thermal
transfer bay that manages heat movement out of the computer.
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Getting to know your tablet
Antenna covers – For optional wireless LAN and WAN models,
protect and secure the radio antennas (accessible by authorized
service personnel only).
Pen – The main device you use to enter data and control applications
(instead of a mouse or a keyboard). Also called the stylus. See “Using
the pen” on page 32.
Pen holder – Provides a place to secure the pen when you are not
using it.
Battery release latch – Provides access to the battery.
Battery lock button – Secures the battery inside the tablet.
Removable battery pack – Battery that runs the computer when
battery power is required.
Compliance and serial number label – Includes regulatory
compliance numbers and the computer’s unique serial number.
Top view
Power On/Off/ Suspend/
Resume button
air flow vents
Kensington
lock slot
Bluetooth antenna/56K modem
(optional)
Power On/Off/Suspend/Resume key – Press the key to turn the
computer on or off, or to suspend or resume operation.
Air flow vents – Helps prevent the computer from overheating by
forcing heat away from the computer. (Do not block the vents.)
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Getting to know your tablet
Bluetooth antenna – Optional Bluetooth antenna or 56K modem.
Kensington™ lock slot – Connector for the optional Kensington
MicroSaver™-compatible security cable.
Bottom view
USB ports
power
connector
headphone
connector
microphone
connector
LAN connector
external monitor
connector
The connectors on the bottom of the computer are located behind the
outer doors.
Power connector – For the optional AC adapter or auto adapter. (See
“Optional accessories” on page 13.)
The optional Office and
Vehicle Docks include
additional USB ports. See
“Optional accessories” on
page 13.
USB 2.0 ports – For Universal Serial Bus devices (compliant with
USB Standard Revision 2.0).
Headphone connector – For stereo headphones or speakers.
Microphone connector – For an external microphone.
LAN connector – For connecting a standard RJ-45 connector to the
tablet’s internal local area network (LAN) card
External monitor connector – For an external monitor or projection
panel.
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Right side view
XPL expansion port
bumpers
Bumpers – Fabricated from rugged material. Raised to help protect
the computer from damage.
Contact your reseller for
information about the XPL
expansion module and the
Kensington security cable.
XPL expansion port – A USB port (compliant with USB Standard
Revision 2.0) that enables you to connect an XPL snap-on expansion
module for devices such as cameras, radios, and fingerprint scanners.
Left side view
docking connector for the
optional Xplore Tablet Dock
guide pin
receptacles
See “Optional accessories”
on page 13.
Docking connector – Enables you to connect the optional xStand
Desktop Docking Station or xDock Vehicle Docking Station.
Guide pin receptacles – Help assure secure connection of the
optional xStand or xDock.
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LED indicators
The LED indicator lights show the status of system functions such as
power and battery levels.
Brightness/HDD
LED
Status LED
The following table defines the various LED states.
Table 1 Status LED indicator
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Mode/State
LED State
Meaning
On state
green, continuous
The computer is on, ready for use, and functioning
normally. The battery is fully charged.
Charging
green, blinking
The AC adapter is plugged in and the battery is
charging.
Off state
off (no light)
The computer is off.
Suspend mode
yellow, continuous
The computer is on and is in Suspend or
Hibernation mode.
Thermal control
yellow, blinking
The computer is on and is in Warm-up mode, with
the LCD and backlight off. After the system has
warmed to a safe level, the LCD and backlight turn
on.
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Table 1 Status LED indicator (continued)
Mode/State
LED State
Meaning
On
red, blinking
The computer is powered on, running under battery
power, and the charge level in the battery is at a
minimum warning level. Plug the computer into an
AC/DC power source or install a charged battery.
On
red, continuous
• The computer is on, running under battery power,
and the charge level in the battery has reached a
critical level. Plug the computer into an AC/DC
power source or install a charged battery.
• The computer has encountered a fault and is
preventing normal operation. (Contact your help
desk.)
Table 2 Brightness/HDD Activity LED indicator
Mode/State
LED State
Meaning
On
green, not continuous
Manual backlight control is enabled. The backlight
is under your manual control and the hard drive is
active.
Note: This is the computer’s default state.
On
green, continuous
Automatic backlight control is active.
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Quick-start guide
Quick-start guide
This section is a quick guide to using the main features of your tablet.
(See Chapter 2 for detailed information.)
Application, Windows, and hot keys
Hot key 1
Ctrl-Alt-Delete
(Secure Attention
Sequence) key
Screen Rotation
key
Function
key
Hot key 2
Hot key 3
Fingerprint scanner
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Table 3 Main keys
Press this key...
To perform this function
• Log on after resuming operation from power
management, powering on, or locking.
• After logging on, launch Windows Task
Manager.
Rotate screen orientation between portrait
(vertical) and landscape (horizontal).
Use in combination with another key to perform
various functions. (See page 26.)
Fingerprint scanner.
Open Help, or perform a different function that
you program this key to perform.
Open Internet Explorer, or perform a different
function that you program this key to perform.
Open your email application, or perform a
different function that you program this key to
perform.
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Table 4
Function mode keys
Press these keys...
To perform this function
Default function: Send video display to a monitor or
projection panel connected to the computer (and back to
the computer again). You can program this key
combination to perform a different function.
Default function:
iX104C3 Tablet PC: Open a pre-defined program (see
“Programming hot keys to start applications, open
documents, or go to a Web site” on page 57).
iX104C3 Dual Mode: Select Auto-Sense mode, Active
mode, or Touch mode. This determines the input
devices you can use. In Auto-Sense mode, you can use
the pen, your finger, or another similar device
interchangeably. In Active mode, you can use only the
pen. In Touch mode, you can use your finger or another
similar pointing device. You can program this key
combination to perform a different function. (See
“Programming hot keys to start applications, open
documents, or go to a Web site” on page 57.)
Default function: Open the pen calibration program. You
can program this key combination to perform a different
function.
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2
Using the iX104C3
This chapter contains detailed instructions for using your tablet.
Turning on the computer
1.
Make sure the computer is off.
When the computer is off,
the Status LED is off.
2.
Make sure the battery is charged or that the computer is plugged
in to an external power source.
3.
Press the Power On/Off/Suspend/Resume button.
Power On/Off/
Suspend/Resume
button
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Turning off the computer
Turning off the computer
When the computer is in
Suspend mode, the Status
LED is continuously yellow.
1.
If the computer is in Suspend mode, press the Power On/Off/
Suspend/Resume button to resume operation. (See page 30 for
information about Suspend mode.)
Power On/Off/
Suspend/Resume
button
2.
Make sure the battery is charged or that the computer is plugged
in to an external power source.
3.
Save your work and close all programs.
4.
From the Windows Start menu, click Turn Off Computer.
5.
The Turn off computer dialog box opens.
6.
Click Turn Off.
Using the Reset switch
Use the Reset switch only if
you cannot turn off the
computer by any other
means, because you may
lose unsaved data.
If the computer does not seem to be accepting input and you cannot
turn it off by using the method described in “Turning off the
computer,” press the Reset switch. (Use the stylus or a similar
instrument to press the switch).
Reset switch
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Suspending and resuming operation
Suspending and resuming operation
To conserve battery power when you do not want to turn off the
computer or when you need to install a charged battery pack, put the
computer into Suspend mode. (You can suspend operation without
closing any programs or Windows.)
When you suspend operation:
■
Programs that are running stop (but do not close).
■
Active data is saved.
■
The system enters one of the following low-power modes:
• Suspend-to-RAM mode – The Status LED light is
continuously yellow. Active data is saved in RAM and most
other components are turned off.
Although the computer uses very little power when in
Suspend-to-RAM mode, eventually the battery’s power does
run out. If you will not be using the computer for an extended
period of time, turn the computer off instead of using
Suspend-to-RAM mode.
• Hibernation mode – Active data is saved on the hard disk and
power usage is reduced to the same level as when the
computer is turned off. In Hibernation mode, there is no
danger of losing data if battery power is lost.
Note: For more information, see “Using power options” on
page 48.
If you have set your computer to turn power off (in the Power Options
utility in Windows Control Panel), you cannot suspend operation. To
change power settings, see “Using power options” on page 48.
If the Suspend action of the Power On/Off/Suspend/Resume button
has been disabled to prevent accidental interruption, pressing the
button does not suspend the computer. You must use a software
application to suspend the computer. For more information, contact
your help desk or your iX104C3 dealer.
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Suspending and resuming operation
If your computer is connected to a network, the network may
automatically log you off after a period of inactivity while system
operation is suspended. Contact your help desk or system
administrator to learn your log-off time limit.
Suspending operation
Use one of the following methods to suspend operation:
Method 1
Press and hold the Power On/Off/Suspend/Resume button for
4 seconds.
Power On/Off/
Suspend/Resume
button
Method 2
1.
From the Windows Start menu, press Turn Off Computer.
2.
The Turn off computer dialog box opens.
3.
Press Stand By.
When operation is suspended, the Status LED displays a continuous
yellow light.
Status LED
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Suspending and resuming operation
Resuming operation
To resume operation when the computer is in Suspend mode, press
the Power On/Off/Suspend/Resume button.
Note: Press the button only once.
Power On/Off/
Suspend/Resume
button
After a minute or two, the computer resumes normal operation. When
the Status LED displays a continuous green light, you can begin using
the computer.
Note: Resuming operation from Hibernation mode takes a little
longer than from Suspend-to-RAM mode.
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Using the pen
Using the pen
You can use the pen to select items and to navigate through programs.
If your computer is an iX104C3 Tablet PC:
Use the special multi-function pen provided with the
computer.
For more information about
Dual Mode tablet input
methods, see Appendix F,
"Configuring Dual Mode
Tablet Digitizer Input
Methods.”
If your computer is an iX104C3 Dual Mode:
You can use any of the following input methods:
Auto-Sense mode: Use either the multi-function pen or your
finger interchangeably. The computer distinguishes between
the two input modes and automatically adjusts accordingly.
This is the tablet’s default state.
Active mode: Use only the special multi-function pen
provided with the computer.
Touch mode: Use your finger or another similar pointing
device.
For more information, see “Selecting Auto-Sense, Active, or
Touch mode” on page 33.
WARNING
Do not use items such as a ball point pen or a screwdriver that can
damage the tablet. Damage caused by using an item not provided with
the tablet is not covered by the tablet warranty.
Note: Before you use the tablet the first time, or if the action
you are trying to perform does not occur when you use the pen
or your finger to touch the screen, calibrate the digitizer as
described in “Calibrating the digitizer” on page 71.
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Using the pen
Selecting Auto-Sense, Active, or Touch mode
If your computer is the iX104C3 Dual Mode model, use the Fn-P2
key combination to select Auto-Sense mode (the default mode),
Active-only mode, or Touch-only mode.
In Auto-Sense mode, you can use the multi-function pen provided
with the tablet, your finger, or any other similar pointing device
interchangeably, on the fly.
In Active mode, you can use only the special multi-function pen
provided with the tablet.
In Touch mode, you can use your finger or another similar pointing
device.
Note: The input methods available to you depend on the way
your tablet has been configured. See Appendix F, "Configuring
Dual Mode Tablet Digitizer Input Methods.”
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Using the pen
Using the digitizer to perform mouse functions
right-click
icon
To perform this function...
Do this
Select an object
(left button click).
Tap the pen tip once on the object.
Perform a double-click.
Quickly tap the pen tip twice on the object.
Perform a right-click.
If your computer is an iX104C3
Tablet PC:
Hold the pen directly on the object for
1 second. The right-click icon appears.
or
Press the right-click button on the pen
while you click the object.
If your computer is an iX104C3
Dual Mode:
Touch mode:
In the Windows taskbar, press the
right-click icon; then click the object.
Active mode:
Hold the pen directly on the object for 1
second. The right-click icon appears.
or
Press the right-click button on the pen
while you click the object.
right-click
button
Move or drag an object.
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Place the pen tip on the object; then
continue to hold the pen tip against the
screen as you move the pen.
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Using the pen
Changing the pen double-click speed
The pen double-click speed is in sync with the mouse double-click
speed. To change the speed:
1.
Click the Windows Start button.
2.
Click the Settings option.
3.
Click the Control Panel option.
4.
In the Control Panel window:
If your computer is an iX104C3 Tablet PC:
Click the Tablet and Pen Settings icon.
If your computer is an iX104C3 Dual Mode:
In Active mode: Click the Tablet and Pen Settings icon.
In Touch mode: Click the Pointer Devices icon.
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5.
Click the Windows tab.
6.
Follow the instructions that appear in the Windows tab.
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Using the pen
Positioning the pen and pen tether
The pen tether helps prevent the loss of your pen. The following
illustrations show how to position the pen and pen tether.
Tether anchored at the top
Note: When the
optional Bluetooth
antenna or 56K modem
module is installed,
anchor the tether on the
side instead of on the
top (see page 37).
pen tether
pen
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Tether anchored on the side
pen
tether
pen
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Changing the screen orientation
Changing the screen orientation
To rotate the screen orientation from portrait (vertical) to landscape
(horizontal) mode or from landscape to portrait mode, press the
screen rotation key.
portrait mode
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landscape mode
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Adjusting the screen brightness
Adjusting the screen brightness
To adjust the screen brightness, click the brightness control icon on
the Windows taskbar; then use the slider bar to make the adjustment.
brightness control icon
Enabling automatic backlight control
When the ambient light sensor is enabled, the computer automatically
controls the amount of backlight sent to the screen to provide
optimum brightness for the lighting conditions in which you are
working.
When the ambient light sensor is enabled, the Brightness LED glows
continuously green. When the ambient light sensor is disabled and the
backlight is under manual control, the Brightness/HDD LED indicates
hard disk drive activity.
Brightness/HDD LED
To enable automatic backlight control, see page 78.
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Docking the tablet
Docking the tablet
If you have the optional xStand office dock or xDock vehicle dock,
connect it to the tablet at the docking port. (See the iX104 Docking
Stations Handbook.)
docking port
guide pin receptacles
Connecting devices
Refer to the following subsections for information about connecting
external devices to your computer.
Note: If the device you want to use does not appear to be
working with your computer, the device may need to be enabled
in the computer’s configuration program. Contact your local help
desk or Xplore reseller.
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Connecting devices
Connecting to a local area network or telephone line
Connect a local area network (LAN) cable’s RJ-45 connector to the
internal LAN interface card. (See your network system administrator
for more information.)
LAN connector
Connecting USB-compatible devices
Devices must be in
compliance with USB
Standard Revision 2.0.
Connect any USB-compatible devices to the computer’s USB ports.
USB ports
Connecting an external microphone
microphone
connector
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Connecting devices
Adjusting microphone volume
If necessary, adjust the volume of the microphone as follows:
1.
Press the Windows Start key.
2.
Open the Windows Control Panel.
3.
In the Control Panel window, double-click the Sounds and Audio
Properties icon.
4.
In the Sounds and Audio Properties window, click the Audio tab.
5.
In the Sound recording area, click the Volume button.
6.
Adjust the volume.
7.
Click OK.
Connecting a headphone or speakers
headphone/speakers
connector
Adjusting headphone or speaker volume
1.
Click the audio icon in the Status area of the Windows
taskbar.
The volume control area opens.
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2.
If the Mute check box is checked, uncheck it.
3.
Move the slider bar up or down to increase or decrease the
volume.
Connecting a monitor or projection panel
Monitor/projection
panel connector
Activating the monitor or projection panel
To change the video output to the monitor or projection
panel:
Press the Fn-P1 key combination.
To change the video output back to the computer:
Press the Fn-P1 key combination again.
Connecting an XPL snap-on expansion module
XPL expansion port
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Using the battery
Using the battery
You can recharge, remove, and replace the battery pack.
Charging the battery pack
If you do not have an external battery charger
Follow these steps to charge the battery while it is installed in the
computer:
1.
Connect a power source, such as an AC adapter or cigarette
lighter adapter, to the power connector on the computer.
power
connector
If the battery charge is below 90%, the battery begins charging
and the Status LED flashes green. (If the battery charge is higher
than 90%, the battery will not charge, preventing battery
overcharge.)
2.
Check the level of charge. (See “Checking battery power status”
on page 49.)
The charging process continues until the battery charge reaches
100%.
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Table 5 shows the approximate time required to charge the battery
level to 100%.
Table 5
Approximate battery charge time
Battery pack capacity
Charge time
41 watt hours (5700 mAh)
2.5 hours
55 watt hours (7600 mAh)
3.5 hours
If you have an external battery charger
1.
Remove the battery pack (see page 45).
2.
Use the external battery charger to charge the battery.
3.
Install the battery (see page 47).
Removing and installing the battery
You can remove the battery and use an (optional) external charger to
charge it.
Removing the battery
1.
To swap with a charged battery:
Use one of the methods described in “Suspending operation”
on page 30 to suspend operation.
If a charged battery is not available:
Save your work and close all running programs; then shut
down the computer or put the computer in Hibernation mode
(see “Suspending operation” on page 30).
Note:
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To avoid losing unsaved data, wait until the computer
has completed switching to Suspended mode before
removing the battery.
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Using the battery
2.
Use the stylus or a pen to depress the battery lock button.
3.
On the computer, slide the battery release latch toward the lock
button.
The battery unlocks and slightly rises from the computer.
removable
battery
battery
release
latch
battery
lock
button
4.
Pull the battery away from the computer and remove it.
Note: After removing the battery, you must replace the battery
or connect the computer to an external power supply within
3 to 5 minutes or the computer completely loses power.
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Using the battery
Installing the battery
1.
Orient the battery with the slides in the empty battery tray.
2.
Slide the battery into the tray and press it firmly until it is seated.
3.
Slide the battery release latch to its original position.
The lock button pops back into the locked position, securing the
battery in place.
Discarding a battery
Dispose of a spent battery in accordance with your local government
regulations. Under Federal, state, or local law, it may be illegal to put
batteries in the trash. Contact your system administrator or your
municipal solid waste disposal department or provider for
information.
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Using the battery
Using power options
This section explains how to use the Power Options Properties
window to manage the computer’s power use.
On the Windows taskbar, click the battery icon.
The Power Options Properties window opens.
Changing the computer’s power schemes
In the Power Options Properties window, select the Power Schemes
tab; then select options from the drop-down lists.
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Changing battery alarm settings
In the Power Options Properties window (page 48), select the Alarms
tab; then use the slider bars to change the alarm settings.
Checking battery power status
In the Power Options Properties window (page 48), select the Power
Meter tab. The window shows the amount of power left in the battery.
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Selecting power settings
In the Power Options Properties window (page 48), select the
Advanced tab; then select the power settings options you want to use.
Enabling Hibernation mode
In the Power Options Properties window (page 48), select the
Hibernate tab; then check the Enable Hibernation check box.
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Using the battery
Tips for conserving battery power
The following tips help you extend the life of your battery by
conserving battery power:
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■
Use an external power source such as the AC or auto adapter
whenever available.
■
Suspend operation if you know that you will not be using the
system for a while. (See “Suspending operation” on page 30.)
■
Turn off the computer if you will not be using it for an extended
period of time.
■
Adjust power options to automatically conserve power. (See
“Using power options” on page 48.)
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Accessing the hard disk drive compartment
Accessing the hard disk drive compartment
When you install a new hard disk drive, follow the instructions in this
section to access the hard disk drive compartment.
WARNING
1.
Turn off the computer.
2.
Remove all power from the unit, including batteries and other
power sources such as power supplies, cigarette lighter adapters,
and mobile power sources.
3.
Use an M1 Philips screwdriver to remove the 10 screws from the
compartment cover. (Do not use a power screwdriver.)
5 screws
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Failure to follow this procedure can result in
damage to the case and the cover, which is not
covered under the Xplore Technologies warranty.
5 screws
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Accessing the hard disk drive compartment
Re-installing the hard disk drive compartment cover
1.
Make sure the sealing gasket is properly placed.
2.
Reposition the cover on the compartment.
3.
Use the M1 Philips screwdriver and a torque wrench to replace
the 10 screws.
Notes: Use a maximum torque of 3 kg-cm (2.6 lb-in) for each
screw.
Do not use power tools.
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Accessing the PCMCIA compartment
Accessing the PCMCIA compartment
When you install a PCMCIA card, follow the instructions in this
section to access the PCMCIA compartment.
WARNING
Failure to follow this procedure can result in
damage to the case and the cover, which is not
covered under the Xplore Technologies warranty.
1.
Turn off the computer.
2.
Remove all power from the unit, including batteries and other
power sources such as power supplies, cigarette lighter adapters,
and mobile power sources.
3.
Remove the battery. (See “Removing and installing the battery”
on page 45.)
4.
Use an M1 Philips screwdriver to remove the 6 screws from the
compartment cover. (Do not use a power screwdriver.)
6 screws
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Accessing the PCMCIA compartment
Re-installing the PCMCIA compartment cover
1.
Make sure the sealing gasket is properly placed.
2.
Reposition the cover on the compartment.
3.
Use the M1 Philips screwdriver and a torque wrench to replace
the 6 screws.
Notes: Use a maximum torque of 3 kg-cm (2.6 lb-in) for each
screw.
Do not use power tools.
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Programming hot keys
Programming hot keys
Xplore pre-programs the P1, P2, and P3 hot keys and Function mode
hot key combinations to perform certain functions by default.
However, you can program them to perform different functions, as
described in this section.
Table 6
Key
Programmable hot keys
Default function
Starts Help.
Starts Internet Explorer.
Starts your email application.
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Programmable Function mode hot key combinations
Key combination
Default function
Sends video display to a monitor or projection
panel.
iX104C3 Tablet PC: Opens a pre-defined
program.
iX104C2 Dual Mode: Selects the input device
(see page 33).
Starts the pen calibration program.
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Programming hot keys
Programming hot keys to start applications, open
documents, or go to a Web site
1.
In the Status area of the Windows taskbar, click the iX104C3
Configuration icon.
The Launch Button QuickShow dialog box opens.
2.
Click the Configure button.
The Panel Control Center window opens.
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3.
Click the Change button next to the key or key combination you
want to program.
The following options appear:
4.
Click Launch an Application, Document or Web site.
The following options appear:
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5.
To start an application:
a.
Click Launch an Application.
b.
In the File text box, type the name of the application you
want the hot key or Function mode hot key combination to
start.
Type the name of executable file that starts the application. For
example: word.exe, notepad.exe, excel.exe.
c.
Click Change.
To open a document:
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a.
Click Open a Document.
b.
In the File text box, type the name of the document you want
the hot key or Function mode hot key combination to open.
(For example: spreadsheet.xls, airports.doc,
wiringdiagram.jpg)
c.
Click Change.
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To open a multimedia file:
a.
Click Open a Multimedia file.
b.
In the File text box, type the name of the multimedia file you
want the hot key or Function mode hot key combination to
open. (For example: 911training.dir, demo.ppt)
c.
Click Change.
To open a Web page:
6.
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a.
Click Open a Web page.
b.
In the File text box, type the URL of the Web page you want
the hot key or Function mode hot key combination to open.
(For example: http://www.xploretech.com)
c.
Click Change.
Program more hot keys, or click Finish to close the Panel Control
Center window.
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Programming hot keys to perform pre-defined
functions
1.
In the Status area of the Windows taskbar, click the iX104C3
Configuration icon.
The Launch Button QuickShow dialog box opens.
2.
Click the Configure button.
The Panel Control Center window opens.
3.
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Next to the key or key combination you want to program, click
the Change button.
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The following options appear:
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4.
Click Start a pre-defined function.
5.
In the Function selection drop-down list, select an option.
6.
Program more hot keys, or click Finish to close the Panel Control
Center window.
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Programming hot keys to perform other key
functions
1.
In the Status area of the Windows taskbar, click the iX104C2
Configuration icon.
The Launch Button QuickShow dialog box opens.
2.
Click the Configure button.
The Panel Control Center window opens.
3.
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the Change button.
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The following options appear:
4.
Click Press a key or key combination.
The following options appear:
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5.
If you want the hot key or hot key combination to perform the
function of a single key:
a.
If the Ctrl, Alt, or Shift boxes are checked, uncheck them.
b.
Click the key you want the hot key or hot key combination to
perform. (For example: F6, G, or Caps Lock)
If you want the hot key or hot key combination to perform the
function of a key combination:
a.
Check the Ctrl, Alt, or Shift box.
b.
From the drop-down list, select the additional key, or click
the key on the keyboard.
Examples
To cause the hot key to perform the print screen function
(Alt-Print Scrn): Check the Alt check box; then select PrtScr
from the drop-down list.
To cause the hot key to perform the paste function (Ctrl-V):
Check the Ctrl check box; then click the V key.
6.
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Program more hot keys, or click Finish to close the Panel Control
Center window.
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Maintaining the iX104C3
This chapter provides instructions for maintaining your tablet.
Caring for the tablet
This section provides information about how to keep your tablet in
top working condition.
Checking power cords and connectors
Check AC and DC power cords and power connectors periodically for
damage. Replace the power cord immediately if you find any damage.
Protecting the computer from damage
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Your computer is designed to sustain a multiple-axis drop to a
non-yielding surface. Do not intentionally drop the computer,
because the cumulative effects of multiple drops may damage the
computer.
■
Do not place heavy objects on the computer.
■
Do not disassemble the computer.
■
Keep the computer at least 5 inches (13 centimeters) away from
any electrical appliance that generates a strong magnetic field,
such as a motor, magnet, TV, refrigerator, or large audio speakers.
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Preventing the computer from overheating
The computer monitors its internal temperature. As the internal
temperature approaches the tolerable limits of heat-sensitive
components, system functions are automatically limited or turned off
to prevent damage.
To prevent the computer from overheating, do not obstruct the
computer’s air vents.
air vent
area
air vents
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Storing the computer
You can store the computer in the Off state for about 30 days with a
fully charged battery installed. After this period, recharge the battery
or replace it with a charged battery.
If you intend to store the computer for more than 30 days, remove the
battery pack and keep it in a cool place.
Caring for the display screen
To clean the display screen, dampen a soft cotton cloth with water
and gently wipe the screen surface.
Note: Do not use isopropyl alcohol to clean the screen.
Alcohol may damage the surface of the screen.
Protecting the display screen
The screen protector is a durable, replaceable writing surface that
protects the display screen from abrasion.
To obtain additional screen protectors, check with your reseller, or go
to the Xplore Web site at www.xploretech.com for ordering
information. Additional information about installation is included
with the screen protectors.
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When to replace the pen
Removing the screen protector
Slide your fingernail under the edge of the screen protector and pull
the protector away from the screen.
edge
Installing a new screen protector
Follow the instructions included with your screen protector
replacement kit.
Note: If a screen protector is already installed on the display
screen, remove it before installing the new screen protector.
When to replace the pen
With use, the pen tip may become worn and can scratch the screen.
If your pen exhibits one of the following problems, replace the pen:
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The pen does not move freely across the screen.
■
The pen does not perform as expected.
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Calibrating the digitizer
Calibrating the digitizer
Calibrating the digitizer adjusts the cursor position on the screen
relative to the position of the pen tip or finger. Calibrate the digitizer
to adjust the distance error between where the pen or finger is actually
touching the screen and where the computer is registering the pen or
finger touch.
You may need to calibrate the digitizer in the following situations:
■
You are using the computer for the first time.
■
The previous user of the computer writes with the opposite hand
or at a different pen angle.
■
The computer has not been used for some time.
■
The computer has been serviced.
Calibrating the digitizer: iX104C3 Tablet PC
1.
From the Start menu, select Control Panel.
The Control Panel opens.
Tablet and
Pen Settings
icon
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2.
Click the Tablet and Pen Settings icon.
The Tablet and Pen Settings window opens.
3.
In the Calibration area drop-down list, select the mode for which
you want to calibrate the pen: Landscape or Portrait; then click
Calibrate.
The Calibration program starts.
4.
Follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
5.
When you finish, click OK.
Calibrating the digitizer: iX104C3 Dual Mode
In Active mode, you can use only the stylus included with the
computer as the pointing device.
In Touch mode, you can use the stylus, a similar pointing device, or
your finger.
See “Selecting Auto-Sense,
Active, or Touch mode” on
page 33.
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Follow the instructions in the sections below to calibrate the digitizer
for each mode.
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Calibrating the digitizer: Active mode
1.
From the Start menu, select Control Panel.
The Control Panel opens.
Tablet and
Pen Settings
icon
2.
Click the Tablet and Pen Settings icon.
The Tablet and Pen Settings window opens.
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3.
In the Calibration area drop-down list, select the mode for which
you want to calibrate the pen: Landscape or Portrait; then click
Calibrate.
The Calibration program starts.
4.
Follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
5.
When you finish, click OK.
Calibrating the digitizer: Touch mode
1.
From the Start menu, select All Programs > Touch Utility.
The Touch Utility window opens.
2.
Click the appropriate Calibration button.
Note: Xplore Technologies recommends 5 Pt or 9 Pt calibration, for
greater accuracy.
The Calibration program starts.
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3.
Follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
4.
When you finish, click OK.
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Troubleshooting
Table 8 contains solutions to some problems. If you cannot solve the
problem by taking the actions described, contact your local help desk
or your reseller for further assistance.
Table 8
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible cause and solution
Computer will not start.
• The battery may be defective or discharged to a critically low level.
Connect an external power supply (such as the AC adapter) or install
a charged battery. See “Using the battery” on page 44.
• Internal components may be above or below the acceptable
operating range (below -20° C or above 60° C). After the
temperature returns to safe operating range the computer will start.
The computer will not resume operation
after being suspended.
• The battery may be defective or discharged to a critically low level.
When the battery reaches a critically low level, the computer is
forced into Suspend- to-RAM mode to avoid a total system power
failure. Connect an external power supply (such as the AC adapter)
or install a charged battery. See “Using the pen” on page 32 and
“Using the battery” on page 44.
• The computer may be at the critical thermal limit. To avoid damage
to heat-sensitive components, the computer enters Suspend-toRAM mode when the computer operates above 60° C. Operation
automatically resumes when the computer cools to below 60° C.
Move the computer to a cooler location.
The Status LED is red, continuous.
• The computer is on, running under battery power, and the charge
level in the battery has reached a critical level. Plug the computer
into an AC/DC power source or install a charged battery.
• The system has encountered a fault and is preventing normal
operation. Contact your local help desk.
The Status LED is red, blinking.
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The computer is powered on, running under battery power, and the
charge level in the battery is at a minimum warning level. Plug the
computer into an AC/DC power source or install a charged battery.
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Table 8
Troubleshooting (continued)
Problem
Possible cause and solution
Display screen is blank or difficult to
read.
• Confirm that the computer is on (the Power icon is displayed
continuously in the Status area).
• The brightness may be set too low, causing the screen to appear too
dark. To change system brightness, press the Fn and Start keys to
open the Xplore menu and adjust the brightness. (See page 26.)
• An external monitor may be selected. Press the Fn and P1 keys to
select the computer display screen. (See page 26.)
• The video time-out may have expired. Tap the display screen to
reactivate the display.
Note: This is a normal, power-saving feature.
• If the Status light is blinking red, the computer is in Suspend-to-RAM
mode because the temperature is below -20° C or above 60° C.
When the temperature returns to a safe operating range, the display
screen automatically comes back on. If possible, move the computer
to a warmer or cooler location.
• If the Status light is continually yellow, the computer is in Suspend or
Hibernate mode. Press the Power On/Off key to resume.
Cursor is not tracking the pen.
Calibrate the pen. See “Calibrating the digitizer” on page 71.
Computer is not responding to the pen.
Connect an external USB keyboard to the computer. If the computer
does not respond to the external keyboard, the application or
operating system may have been corrupted. Press the Reset key.
(See page 28.) If the system responds to a keyboard but not to the
pen, contact your local help desk or reseller for further assistance.
Headphone or speaker volume is too
low.
• The volume may be in Mute mode or set too low. Follow the
instructions in “Adjusting headphone or speaker volume” on
page 42.
• Make sure the volume control in your audio software is set to an
audible level.
An external device is not working with
the computer.
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The device may need to be enabled in the computer’s configuration
program (BIOS Setup). Contact your local help desk or reseller.
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Using BIOS and AOS Functions
Note: Each button has its
own blue-light LED. No
matter which button you
press, every blue-light LED is
on for about 3 seconds, then
off. When in Shifted mode, all
blue-light LEDs flicker.
Table 9
This appendix explains how to use the application and navigation
buttons with the Basic Input-Output System (BIOS) program and the
Advanced Operating System (AOS) Options menu.
Note: These functions are typically for use only by your system
administrator or by authorized service technicians.
Using BIOS and AOS functions
In Shifted Mode
Button
BIOS Key
Function
BIOS Key
Function
F1
F1 continues message.
Up Arrow
Navigate up through Multi Boot
options and BIOS menus.
F2
Start the BIOS program: When the
computer is booting, press the P2
button and follow the instructions
that appear on the screen.
Down Arrow Navigate down through Multi
Boot options and BIOS menus.
F8
Prompt Windows to select Safe
mode.
Right Arrow
F11
(Lock Fn)
• Press for less than one second for Release
F11 function.
Function
Navigate to the right.
Press once to exit Shifted mode.
• Press longer to enable Shifted
mode.
F12
Enter Multi Boot mode.
Ctrl+Alt+Del Reboot.
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Change a BIOS setup value.
Enter
Enter.
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Disabling the Auto Power feature
Disabling the Auto Power feature
When Auto Power is enabled, the tablet automatically turns on if you
dock it and the following conditions exist:
Note: When the tablet is in
the docking station, it will shut
down or go into Hibernation
or Standby mode the same as
it does when not in the
docking station.
■
The tablet is off or in Hibernation or Standby mode.
■
The dock or the tablet is connected to an external power source
(including power applied when a vehicle’s ignition is started).
If you dock the tablet and the tablet is off and no power is present, the
tablet turns on as soon as power is applied.
To disable the Auto Power feature:
1.
When the computer is booting, press the P2 button to access the
BIOS Setup Utility.
2.
Select the Advanced tab.
3.
Disable the Dock with Auto Power On option.
Enabling automatic LCD backlight control
When the LCD backlight control is in manual mode, the ambient light
sensor is disabled and the computer does not automatically control the
screen brightness.
Follow these steps to enable automatic LCD backlight control:
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1.
When the computer is booting, press the P2 button to start the
BIOS Setup Utility.
2.
Select the Main tab.
3.
In the LCD Backlight Control drop-down list, select Automatic.
4.
Click OK.
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Glossary
Adapter. A device that provides an interface between two dissimilar
electronic devices. For example, the AC adapter modifies the power
from a wall outlet for use by the computer.
Advanced Power Management (APM). A facility consisting of one
or more layers of software that support power management. The APM
software interface enables applications, operating systems, device
drivers, and the APM BIOS to work together to reduce power
consumption.
Alternating Current (AC). Electric current that reverses its direction
of flow at regular intervals.
Analog signal. A signal with characteristics such as amplitude and
frequency that vary in proportion to (are an analog of) the value to be
transmitted. Voice communications are analog signals.
Application. A program that performs specific tasks on your
computer, such as word processing or creating spreadsheets.
BIOS. Programs that contain such basic hardware operations as an
interaction with diskette drives, hard disk drives, and the memory.
Board. A circuit board. An internal card containing electronic
components called chips, which perform a specific function or
increase the capabilities of the system.
Boot. To load a program or operating system into system memory.
Bits Per Second (BPS). In serial transmission, the instantaneous bit
speed with which a device or channel transmits a character.
Card. Synonym for board; see board.
Compact Disk-Read Only Memory (CD-ROM). Stores data on
metal-plated plastic discs.
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Compatibility. 1.The ability of one computer to accept and process
data in the same method as another computer without modifying the
data or the media upon which it is being transferred. 2.The ability of
one device to connect or communicate with another system or
component.
Configuration. The specific combination of hardware components of
the computer, and their operating status. The configuration of your
computer includes pre-defined memory, type and speed of
microprocessor, type of and size of hard disk drive, etc.
Default. The preset parameter value automatically selected by the
computer when you or a program do not provide instructions.
Device driver. A program that controls communication between a
specific peripheral device and the computer.
Disk drive. The physical device that enables the computer to read
from, and write to, a disk.
Display. An image-producing device used to view computer output.
Double-click. To press and release the pen/stylus twice within a time
frame you define, without moving the pointer off the choice.
Driver. Software that allows an application program to communicate
with a particular piece of equipment, such as a printer or the pen/
stylus.
Hard disk drive (HDD). A sealed mass storage device used for
storage and fast retrieval of programs and data. The factory installs
this disk and only a trained engineer can remove it for servicing.
Hardware. The physical electronic and mechanical components of a
computer system. typically, the computer itself, CPU, memory, etc.
Hertz. A unit of wave frequency that equals one cycle per second.
Interface. 1. Hardware and/or software components used specifically
to connect one computer or device to another. 2. To physically
connect one system or device to another to exchange information. 3.
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The point of contact between user, the computer, and the program (for
example, the pen/stylus or a menu).
Kilobyte (KB). A unit of 1024 bytes measuring storage space,
typically in memory or on storage media such as a diskette or hard
disk drive.
Local area network (LAN). Assembly of separate computers into an
integrated network that connects the various computers together and
to common devices such as printers and fax machines.
Light Emitting Diode (LED). A semiconductor device that emits
light when a current is applied.
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD). liquid crystal sealed between two
sheets of glass coated with transparent conducting material. Applying
a voltage between the glass sheets darkens the liquid crystal to
provide contrast to lighted portions of the display.
Megabyte (MB). A unit of data storage equal to 1024 kilobytes.
Megahertz (MHz). a unit of wave frequency that equals 1 million
cycles per second.
Modem. A device that connects your computer to a telephone line,
allowing it to communicate with another computer at another
location.
PC Card. A plug-in accessory card that conforms to the PCMCIA
standard.
Pen. See stylus.
Peripheral device. An input/output device that is external to the
central processor and/or main memory such as a printer or scanner.
Pixel. Picture elements (tiny dots) that compose a screen image.
Port. The electrical connection through which the computer sends
and receives data to and from devices or other computers.
Program. A set of instructions a computer can execute to tell the
system what to do and how to do it.
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Random Access Memory (RAM). A hardware component of your
computer that temporarily stores active program code and data.
Reset. The act of reloading the operating system.
Resolution. The number of pixels displayed on the screen. A higher
resolution provides greater clarity and allows more information to be
displayed on the screen at once.
Restart. Resetting a computer without turning it off (also called warm
boot or soft reset).
Resume. The act of returning the computer to an active, operational
state.
Read Only Memory (ROM). The portion of your computer’s
memory that contains permanent instructions, and which cannot be
modified.
Status Indicator (LED). a light above the LCD screen which
indicates the current status of a particular device or hardware
component.
Stylus. A writing instrument. For pen computers, the stylus is used to
interface with the LCD and digitizer.
Subscriber Identity Module (SIM). A smart card inside a GSM
(Global System for Mobile communications) cellular device that
encrypts voice and data transmissions and stores data about the
specific user so that the user can be identified and athenticated by the
network supplying the phone service. A SIM can be moved from one
device to another and/or different SIMS can be inserted into any GSM
radio.
Suspend mode. A power conservation mode in which electrical
current is removed from most components of the computer.
Universal Serial Bus. A serial interface that enables communication
between devices and the computer.
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Hardware Specifications
Physical
Dimensions
11.20” x 8.25” x 1.6” (WxHxD)
283.9mm x 209.3mm x 40.8mm
Weight
4.95 lbs. (2.50 kgs)*
Processing
CPU
Intel® Pentium® M 753 processor – Ultra Low
Voltage (5 W)*
Chip set
Intel 855GME-400 MHz
Processor speed
1.2 GHz*
* Varies according to your computer’s configuration.
Memory/storage
Main RAM
• 256MB DDR RAM (on-board/PC3200)
• 144-pin SODIMM modules
512MB and 1GB modules available
L1 Cache (CPU)
32KB on-die
L2 Cache
2MB on-die
BIOS ROM
8Mbit (FWH)
Hard Disk Drive
2.5” HDD shock mounted
Minimum 40GB IDE HDD*
Ultra DMA 100, 5400 RPM
80GB 2.5” shock mounted HDD available
BIOS ROM
8Mbit (FWH)
* Varies according to your computer’s configuration.
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Display
Display
• Color LCD
• Active Digital Sensor and Pen (iX104C3 Tablet PC)
and
Resistive Touch Panel (iX104C3 Dual Mode)
• 32-bit True color
• 10.4” TFT XGA (1024x768), 16M colors
• Brightness: 16 levels
• Viewing Angle:
• Horizontal: 30 degrees (min.)
• Vertical: 10 degrees (min.)
• Contrast Ratio: Typ. 250:1, Min 100:1
VRAM
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Intel 855GME chipset with 64 MB shared memory
using Unified Memory Architecture (UMA) delivers
low-power, high-performance 3D/2D graphics, video,
and display capabilities. Dynamic Video Memory
Technology (DVMT) dynamically responds to
application requirements and efficiently allocates the
proper amount of memory (64 MB maximum) for
optimal graphics and system performance.
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Interface
Wireless Radio Bays
• One user-accessible Type 1 or Type II PC
Card slot (PCMCIA Cardbus version 3.0)
• One Internal mini-PCI slot
• One internal OEM radio bay
Integrated Interfaces
• DC-in
• USB (2) 2.0
• Microphone Jack
• Headset Jack
• LAN (RJ-45)
• 15-pin D-SUB connector for external VGA
monitor
KeyPad / User Controls
• Application buttons with primary and
secondary functions
• Power On/Off/Suspend/Resume button
• Emergency Shutoff/Reset button
Audio
• AC 97 Codec
• On-board microphone with noise cancellation
• On-board integrated stereo speakers (1W
each)
Status Indicators
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Power
Main Battery
• 6 cell
• Removable Lithium Ion
• 7.4V @ 5700mAh (41Whr)
• Warm-swappable
• Recharge Time: 2.5 hours (90%)
• Life: Up to 4 hours. (Battery life is dependent
on operating system, power management,
and applications in use.)
• Suspend Life: Min. 4 days
Optional Spare Battery
• 8 cell
• Removable Lithium Ion
• 7.4V @ 7600mAh (55Wh)
• Warm-swappable
• Recharge Time: 3.5 hours
• Suspend Life: Min. 5 days
• Off State: Approximately 30 days
Bridge Battery
• 6-cell Li Ion, 45mAh
• Life: (with Suspend-to-RAM on bridge battery
only): 3 to 5 minutes from full charge
AC Adapter
Auto-sensing 100-240V, supplying 19 VDC, with
a current of 3.75 A
Environmental
Temperature
• Operating:
-4o to 140o F (-20o to 60o C)
• Storage:
-40o to 167o F (-40o to 75o C)
Humidity
86
0% to 95% non-condensing
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Appendix D. Hardware Specifications
Environmental (continued)
Shock/Drop
Four-foot drop to concrete, all surfaces, edges
and corners
Vibration
0.04g^2/Hz, 20 Hz - 1000 Hz
-6dB/octive 1000 Hz - 2000 Hz
Enclosure Class
Blowing rain:
4”/hr, 40 mph wind and
MIL-STD-810F Method 506.4 Procedure 1
Drip:
7 gal/ft2/hr
MIL-STD-810F Method 506.4 Procedure III
Sand and dust:
Particle size < 149 µm, 10 + 7 g/m3 particle
density 1.5 m/s
to 8.9 m/s wind speed
MIL-STD-810F Method 510.4 Procedure 1
Salt Fog:
5% saline for 48 hr (12 hr wet, 12 hr dry, 2
cycles)
MIL-STD-810F Method 509.4
Contamination by fluids:
Detergents, brake fluid, aromatic hydrocarbons
MIL-STD-810F Method 504
Solar radiation:
1120 W/m2 (355 Btu/ft2/hr) UVB @ 50° C, 7x24
hr cycles
MIL-STD-810F Method 505.4
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Appendix D. Hardware Specifications
Agency approvals
Emissions
• EN55022 (CISPR22) Class B
• FCC 15, Class B
• DOC Class B
• CE MARK
Immunity
• EN55024
• FCC 15, Class B
• DOC Class B
Safety
• UL and CUL Listed, UL 1950, 3rd Edition
• TuV T-Mark, EN60950
• CSA and UL Listed, UL 1604
Operating system
Operating Systems
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Microsoft Windows XP Professional Tablet PC
2005 Edition
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E
Agency Notices
FCC notices
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.
Modifications not expressly approved by Xplore Technologies could void this
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Note: 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/TV technician for help.
RF exposure
Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions specified by
the FCC with the tablet PC transmitting at its highest certified power level in
all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest
certified power level, the actual SAR level of the tablet PC while operating
can be well below the maximum value. This is because the tablet PC is
designed to operate at multiple power levels so as to use only the power
required to reach the network. In general, the closer you are to a wireless base
station antenna, the lower the power output.
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Appendix E. Agency Notices
Before a tablet PC model is available for sale to the public, it must be tested
and certified to the FCC that it does not exceed the limit established by the
government-adopted requirement for safe exposure. The tests are performed
in positions and locations (e.g., worn on the body) as required by the FCC for
each model. (Body-worn measurements may differ among tablet PC models,
depending upon available accessories and FCC requirements). While there
may be differences between the SAR levels of various tablet PCs and at
various positions, they all meet the government requirement for safe
exposure.
This device was evaluated and shown to comply with FCC SAR guidelines.
Avoid covering or holding antennas when transmitting. Antenna locations are
shown in the following figure.
antenna locations
Health and Safety Information
Exposure to Radio Frequency (RF) Signals
Your wireless tablet PC is a radio transmitter and receiver. It is designed and
manufactured not to exceed the emission limits for exposure to radio
frequency (RF) energy set by the Federal Communications Commission of
the U.S. Government. These limits are part of comprehensive guidelines and
establish permitted levels of RF energy for the general population. The
guidelines are based on the safety standards previously set by both U.S. and
international standards bodies:
■
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) IEEE. C95.1-1992
■
National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement (NCRP).
Report 86. 1986
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■
■
International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection
(ICNIRP) 1996
Ministry of Health (Canada), Safety Code 6. The standards include a
substantial safety margin designed to assure the safety of all persons,
regardless of age and health.
The exposure standard for wireless mobile tablet PCs employs a unit of
measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit
set by the FCC is 1.6W/kg .
Note: In the U.S. and Canada, the SAR limit for mobile tablet PCs used by
the public is 1.6 watts/kg (W/kg) averaged over one gram of tissue. The
standard incorporates a substantial margin of safety to give additional
protection for the public and to account for any variations in.
DOC (Industry Canada Notices)
Notice to Users of Radio and Television
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of Canadian
Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations
CET appareil numérique de la class B respecte toutes les exigence du
Réglement sur le matérial brouilleur du Canada.
Notice to Users of the Canadian Telephone Network
Notice: This equipment meets the applicable Industry Canada Terminal
Equipment Technical Specifications. This is confirmed by the registration
number. The abbreviation, IC, before the registration number signifies that
registration was performed based on a Declaration of Conformity indicating that
Industry Canada technical specifications were met. It does not imply that
Industry Canada approved the equipment.
Before connecting this equipment to a telephone line the user should ensure
that it is permissible to connect this equipment to the local telecommunication
facilities. The user should be aware that compliance with the certification
standards does not prevent service degradation in some situations.
Repairs to telecommunication equipment should be made by a Canadian
authorized maintenance facility. Any repairs or alterations not expressly
approved by Xplore or any equipment failures may give the
telecommunication company cause to request the user to disconnect the
equipment from the telephone line.
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Appendix E. Agency Notices
Notice: The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for this terminal equipment is
0.0. The REN assigned to each terminal equipment provides an indication of
the maximum number of terminals allowed to be connected to a telephone
interface. The termination on an interface may consist of any combination of
devices subject only to the requirement that the sum of the Ringer Equivalence
Numbers of all the devices does not exceed five.
UL Notice
This unit requires an AC adapter to operate. Use only UL Listed
Class 2 Adapters with an output rating of 19 VDC, with a current of 3.75 A.
AC Adapter output polarity:
For authorized repair technicians only
a
WARNING
For continued protection against risk of fire, replace only with the same
type and rating fuse.
a
WARNING
Danger of explosion if Lithium (clock) battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the
manufacturer’s instruction.
System disposal
In the event of system disposal, observe the following information regarding
proper procedures in the State of Vermont.
The liquid crystal display (LCD) lamps used in this system contain mercury.
In the event of system disposal, be sure to follow local guidelines.
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F
Configuring Dual Mode Tablet Digitizer Input
Methods
This appendix explains how to use the BIOS Setup Utility and the
Panel Control Center to configure the iX104C3 Dual Mode tablet
digitizer input settings.
■
Use the BIOS Setup Utility to set the default input method.
■
Use the Panel Control Center to set controls for temporary
changes to input methods for single sessions.
The section “Summary: Dual Mode digitizer input method settings”
on page 98 provides an overview of settings to make in the BIOS
Setup Utility and the Panel Control Center to achieve various input
method configurations.
The section “Sample implementations” on page 103 explains how to
set up two sample configurations.
Using the BIOS Setup Utility to set input method defaults
Starting the BIOS Setup Utility
When the computer is starting up, press the P2 key.
The BIOS Setup Utility window opens.
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Using the BIOS Setup Utility to set input method defaults
Selecting the digitizer input method
1.
Select the Startup Configuration tab.
Digitizer Selection
field
2.
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In the Digitizer Selection field, select the value from the
drop-down list as follows:
Value
Description
Auto
Enables automatic sensing (Auto Sense) of inputs
from touch and from the active pen.
Note: This is the default setting.
Touch Only
Enables touch input only. Active digitizer, pen
inputs, and Auto Sense are all disabled.
Digitizer Only
Enables inputs from the active pen only. Touch
input and Auto Sense are disabled.
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Using the BIOS Setup Utility to set input method defaults
Setting digitizer input method security
Follow these steps to specify whether the tablet user can change the
digitizer input method settings:
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1.
In the BIOS Setup Utility, select the Password tab.
2.
In the Password Setting field, select a value from the drop-down
list as follows:
Value
Description
Notes
No passwords set
Anyone can change the
digitizer input settings.
This setting is not
controlled by Windows
User groups.
Supervisor
password set only
A supervisor password
must be entered in order
to change the input
settings.
The supervisor
password must be
entered before the BIOS
Setup Utility will open.
User password set
The user cannot change Only the supervisor can
the input settings.
change the input
settings.
3.
Click OK.
4.
Reboot the computer.
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Using the Panel Control Center to configure controls for temporary changes to the input method
Using the Panel Control Center to configure controls for temporary changes
to the input method
The Panel Control Center enables you to set controls for temporary,
session-based changes to the Dual Mode tablet input method.
Notes:
Administrator rights are not required to make temporary settings.
When the tablet is restarted, the temporary settings are lost and
the default values set in the BIOS Setup Utility are restored.
1.
In the Windows taskbar, click the Panel Control Center icon.
Panel Control Center icon
96
2.
Click the Configure button.
3.
Click the Change button next to the P key for the function you
want to change.
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Using the Panel Control Center to configure controls for temporary changes to the input method
4.
From the drop-down list, select Digitizer Selection or Touch Panel
Toggle.
Value
Description
Digitizer Selection
If the digitizer input method is set to Auto in the
BIOS Setup Utility, toggles from Auto to Digitizer
Only to Touch Only.
Touch Panel Toggle If the digitizer input method is set to Auto or Touch
Only in the BIOS Setup Utility, temporarily disables
touch only.
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Summary: Dual Mode digitizer input method settings
Summary: Dual Mode digitizer input method settings
The following tables show the relationships of the BIOS Setup Utility
and Panel Control Center settings.
Table 10 Settings: Digitizer Only
BIOS Setup Utility Panel Control Center
Digitizer Selection Pre-defined Function
value
value
On-screen description
when key is pressed
Digitizer Only
“Digitizer Only”
98
Digitizer Selection
Notes
Because Digitizer Only is selected,
no other input is possible.
Digitizer is functional.
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Table 11
Settings: Digitizer Only with Touch Screen disabled
BIOS Setup Utility Panel Control Center
Digitizer Selection Pre-defined Function
value
value
On-screen description
when key is pressed
Notes
Digitizer Only
“Digitizer Only”
Touch screen is disabled.
Touch Screen Toggle
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Table 12
Settings: Touch Panel only
BIOS Setup Utility Panel Control Center
Digitizer Selection Pre-defined Function
value
value
On-screen description
when key is pressed
Touch Only
“Touch Panel only”
100
Digitizer Selection
Notes
Because Touch Only is selected, not
other input is possible.
Touch is functional.
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Table 13
Settings: Touch Panel off/on toggle
BIOS Setup Utility Panel Control Center
Digitizer Selection Pre-defined Function
value
value
Touch Only
Touch Screen Toggle
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On-screen description
when key is pressed
“Touch Panel off”
“Touch Panel on”
Notes
Turns the Touch Screen on or off.
Note: If Touch Screen is off and the
computer goes into standby or
hibernate mode, Touch Screen
automatically turns on when
operating mode returns to normal.
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Summary: Dual Mode digitizer input method settings
Table 14
Settings: Auto/Digitizer Only/Touch Only settings
BIOS Setup Utility Panel Control Center
Digitizer Selection Pre-defined Function
value
value
Auto
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Digitizer Selection
On-screen description
when key is pressed
“Auto”
“Digitizer only”
“Touch only”
Notes
Rotates through each mode,
displaying each mode in turn.
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Sample implementations
Sample implementations
This section provides settings for two sample configurations. See
“Using the BIOS Setup Utility to set input method defaults” on
page 93 and “Using the Panel Control Center to configure controls for
temporary changes to the input method” on page 96 for information
about how to make the settings.
Sample 1
To set the tablet to the following configuration:
■
Default digitizer input control is Touch only.
■
The user can turn off the touch screen.
■
The user cannot change any digitizer input control settings.
Configure settings as follows:
1.
Use the BIOS Setup Utility to set a Supervisor password. (This
protects the digitizer selection and all other BIOS Setup Utility
controls.)
2.
In Windows Administrator mode, use the Panel Control Center to
set one of the P keys to Touch Panel Toggle.
3.
Use the Add new user function to create a user account.
Note: If the user already exists, the setting the administrator has
set replicates to all the users of the computer.
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Sample implementations
Sample 2
To set the tablet to the following configuration:
■
Default digitizer input control is Auto Sense.
■
The user can temporarily change the digitizer input control
settings.
■
The user can change the default digitizer input control settings.
Configure settings as follows:
1.
Do not use the BIOS Setup Utility to set a Supervisor password.
2.
Use the Panel Control Center to set one of the P keys to Digitizer
Selection.
3.
Use the Add new user function to create a user account.
Note: If the user already exists, the setting the administrator has
set replicates to all the users of the computer.
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Index
A
Active mode, selecting 33
air flow vents, location 19
ambient light sensor
disabling 39
location 17
antenna covers, location 18
Auto Power feature, disabling 78
Auto-Sense mode, selecting 33
B
battery alarm settings, changing 49
battery pack
charge time 45
charging 44
checking charge status 49
checking the charge 44
conserving power 51
discarding 47
installing 47
location 18
removing 45
battery release latch, location 18
BIOS Setup Utility, using 77
Bluetooth antenna 20
C
convection air flow cover, location 18
D
digitizer
calibrating 71
using to perform mouse functions 34
double-click, performing with pen 34
dragging and dropping, performing with pen 34
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E
email, starting 25
H
headphone connector, location 20
headphone volume, adjusting 42
headphone, connecting 42
Hibernation mode
description 29
enabling 50
hot keys, programming, see keys, programming
hot keys
I
input device, selecting 26, 33, 93
input method, Dual Mode tablet digitizer settings
changing 93
Internet Explorer, starting 25
iX104
accessories 13
maintaining 67
preventing overheating 68
protecting from damage 67
storing 69
K
Kensington lock slot, location 19
keys
Ctrl-Alt-Del 25
description 25
Ctrl-Alt-Delete
location 24
descriptions 25
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Index
Function
description 25
location 24
Function mode hot key combinations
default functions 56
descriptions 26
P1
default function 56
description 25
location 24
P2
default function 56
description 25
location 24
P3
default function 56
description 25
location 24
Power On/Off/Suspend/Resume
location 19
programming hot keys 56, 57
to perform other key functions 63
to perform pre-defined functions 61
quick-start diagram 24
Screen Rotation
description 25
location 24
Secure Attention Sequence (SAS) 24
L
LAN connector, location 20
LCD backlight
disabling automatic control 39
enabling manual control 78
LEDs 22
Brightness LED meanings 23
Status LED meanings 22
left button click, performing with pen 34
106
local area network (LAN), connecting to 41
logging on 25
M
microphone
connecting external 41
connector location 20
location 17
volume, adjusting 42
monitor
activating 43
connecting 43
sending video display to 26
monitor connector, location 20
mouse functions, performing 34
O
online help, opening 25
P
pen
double-click speed, changing 35
dragging and dropping 34
holder, location 18
location 18
performing a double-click 34
performing a right-click 34
performing left button click 34
positioning in holder 36
replacing 70
tether, using 36
using 32
pen calibration program, opening 26
power connector, location 20
Power On/Off/ Suspend/Resume key, location 19
Power Options Properties window, opening 48
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power schemes, changing 48
power settings, changing 50
power use, managing 48
projection panel
activating 43
connecting 43
sending video display to 26
Suspend mode
description 29
ending 31
starting 30
suspending operation 30
Suspend-to-RAM mode, description 29
Q
Touch mode, selecting 33
troubleshooting 75
turning off the computer 28
turning on the computer 27
quick-start guide 24
R
Reset switch
location 17
using 28
resuming operation 31
right-click, performing with pen 34
RJ-45 connector 20
S
screen
landscape mode 25
portrait mode 25
protecting 69
screen orientation
changing 38
landscape 38
portrait 38
screen protector
installing 70
removing 70
replacing 70
serial number, location 18
speaker volume, adjusting 42
speakers
connecting 42
location 17
storing the computer 69
support, contacting 15
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T
U
USB port, location 20
USB-compatible device, connecting 41
V
video output
changing from monitor to computer 43
changing to monitor 43
volume
adjusting headphone 42
adjusting microphone 42
adjusting speaker 42
W
Windows Task Manager, launching 25
X
XPL expansion module, connecting 43
XPL expansion port, location 21
Xplore Tablet Dock
docking connector location 21
Xplore Technologies, contacting 15
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