Contents
1. INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................... 1
2. PT-80 & ACCESSORIES................................................................................. 2
2.1 COMPACT PACKAGE ...................................................................................... 2
2.2 DELUXE PACKAGE ......................................................................................... 3
3. TOUR OF THE PT-80....................................................................................... 4
3.1 PT-80 AND CRD-80 DESCRIPTION ............................................................... 4
3.2 PROVIDING POWER TO THE PT-80................................................................ 6
4. SETTING UP THE PT-80................................................................................. 7
4.1 INSTALLING THE BATTERY PACK ................................................................... 7
4.2 CHARGING THE PT-80................................................................................... 8
5. INITIAL OPERATION ....................................................................................... 9
6. FLASH MEMORY ........................................................................................... 12
7. USING THE KEYPAD AND SCANNER ...................................................... 13
8. DATA COMMUNICATION.............................................................................. 18
8.1 VIA SERIAL OR USB CABLE ....................................................................... 18
8.2 VIA CRD-80 CRADLE .................................................................................. 18
9. POWER STATUS INDICATION.................................................................... 19
10. TROUBLESHOOTING................................................................................. 20
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1. Introduction
Your PT-80 is a rugged, compact mobile computer that utilizes the
Windows CE® operating system. The PT-80 incorporates an integral bar code
scanning CCD, a color LCD with touch screen, a keypad, and wireless
communication capability. The Windows CE operating system provides you
with a standard Windows-based environment for customizing and operating the
device. This product reference guide shows you how to access and operate
your PT-80.
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2. PT-80 & Accessories
After opening the box, please check the contents of the package and
compare it to that model’s content list below. The compact and deluxe
packages come with different accessories.
2.1 Compact package
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Battery pack
USB Sync cable
Power supply
Hand strap
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CD ROM
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USB Sync cable
Stylus
Hand strap
Power supply
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2.2 Deluxe package
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USB Sync cable
Power supply
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USB Sync cable
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Power supply
Cradle
Hand strap
Stylus
Thread
Unpack the box and save the packaging in the event the unit needs
to be stored or returned to Argox for service.
Check the unit for damage. If there is damage notify your Argox
sales representative.
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3. Tour of the PT-80
3.1 PT-80 and CRD-80 Description
PT80 Description
Front
LED
Touch Screen
Keypad
RS232/USB/Charging Port
Back
CF slot cover
CCD scanner
Stylus
Reset Hole
SD slot
Battery cover
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CRD-80 Cradle Description
Front
Terminal slot
Power
Charging
Back
USB / Serial and
Charging port
Charging slot
USB port
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RS-232 port
Power port
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3.2 Providing Power to the PT-80
You provide power to the PT-80 with the following:
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery pack
RS232/Charging cable, USB/Charging cable
Cradle
Note: The data you enter may not be properly stored until the built-in
backup battery is adequately charged.
Important!
You must turn on the backup battery before you charge or
use the terminal.
Backup Battery switch
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4. Setting up the PT-80
4.1 Installing the Battery Pack
CAUTION! – Improper installation of the rechargeable battery pack can
cause the metal clips in the battery compartment to bend or
break. Carefully read and follow the procedure below to
install the battery pack.
1. Lift the hand strap to take the
strap
/cover
assembly
off,
bottom first.
2. Rotate the latches to the open
position
3. Remove the battery cover.
4. Position the battery pack with
the label side towards you.
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4.2 Charging the PT-80
Before using the PT-80 for the first time, charge the unit for at least 12
hours to fully charge the empty battery and insure a proper charge.
CAUTION:
Operating the PT-80 for the first time without the AC adapter,
and without fully charging the backup battery may result in
loss of data stored in RAM memory.
Charging the Main and Backup Batteries for the First Time
Connect the RS232/Charging Cable
or USB/Charging Cable to the PT80, and then connect the AC
adapter to the cable’s power jack
and an electrical outlet.
Or place the PT-80 into the
cradle
(first
connect
the
power supply to the cradle).
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5. Initial Operation
Note: Be sure that you have fully charged the battery before turning the
unit on.
Inserting a CF card
1. Open the CF slot cover with a
screw driver.
2. Insert a correctly oriented CF
card.
3. Close the CF slot cover and fix
the two screws.
Inserting an SD card
1. Open the battery cover.
2. Take out the battery pack.
3. Insert a correctly oriented SD
card.
4. Insert battery pack
5. Close the battery cover.
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Powering On
Press the Power key and the PT-80’s
welcome screen appears. The Windows CE®
screen then appears.
Adjusting Screen Brightness
Press the [FN] key and Cursor key to adjust screen brightness.
Calibrating the PT-80
This screen appears when the unit is powered
on for the first time or after the system is
reset. You can access this screen at any time
by pressing the hot key [FN] and the [TAB]
key.
The PT-80 prompts you to calibrate the unit by tapping a sequence of
screen locations. Tap gently but firmly. When you complete the series of
taps, press the [ENT] key to confirm or press the [ESC] key to cancel.
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Setting Time Zone, Date, and Time
After calibrating the PT-80, the “Date/Time
Properties” dialog box appears. Follow the
steps below to set the date and time.
Setting the Time Zone
Follow the steps below to set time zone:
1. Tap the location arrow for a list of cities.
2. Choose your location (or nearest listed)
3. Check daylight savings time if necessary
4. Tap the APPLY button.
Setting Year and Month
Tap the Left or Right arrows to scroll the month
Exiting Date/Time Properties Settings
Tap OK or X (cancel) button in the upper-right corner to exit.
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6. Flash Memory
Flash memory offers a re-writable location in
which to store up to 128MB of programs and
data files. The benefit of this feature is that
files and programs saved in Flash memory
are unaffected by the PT-80 power status.
To access the contents of Flash memory,
simply select “My Computer” on the desktop
and then select “DiskOnChip”. The programs
and data files currently stored in Flash
memory are displayed.
To save to “DiskOnChip”, select File, Save To, and select “DiskOnChip”
just like you would select any other storage medium.
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7. Using the Keypad and Scanner
Keypad
The PT-80 keypad contains 23 keys, including Cursor key, 0-9, Alpha key,
Power key, Function, Escape, Backspace, and Enter key. Please refer to
the picture below.
[Power]
When the unit is off, press the power key to turn the unit on.
When the unit is on, press and hold this key to turn the unit off.
[FN]
The Function key performs alternative key functions.
[Cursor]
This Cursor key navigates among applications.
[ENT]
The Enter key initiates a process or confirms a selection made
by the user.
[TAB]
The Tab key toggles between data fields or places the cursor
at pre-determined places in a programming or word processing
application.
[BS]
The Backspace key erases previously input characters.
[ESC]
The Escape key performs the same function as tapping the
CANCEL button or the X button on the touch screen.
[Alpha]
The Alpha key toggles between Numeric & Alpha Mode and
also toggles CAPS in Alpha Mode.
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Alpha Key
When you power on the PT-80, the default is Numeric Mode on. When
you toggle to Alpha Mode, the default is CAPS mode off.
Alpha Mode
Press the Alpha key to enter Alpha Mode, the default is
CAPS off.
CAPS
Press the Alpha key twice to toggle CAPS.
Key in
Press Cursor-Up to enter a selected character.
Useful Hotkeys
The PT-80 provides hotkey combinations to activate specified screen
setting functions or programs. The hotkeys calibrate the touch screen,
toggle the backlight, and adjust screen contrast when menu-driven
operation is disabled. Below is the list of hotkeys. To use them, press and
hold the [FN] key in combination with the corresponding second key.
Hotkeys
+ [1]
+ [2]
+ [3]
+ [4]
+ [5]
+ [6]
+ [7]
+ [8]
+ [9]
+ [0]
+ [.]
+ [up]
+ [down]
+ [Left]
+ [Right]
+ [TAB]
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Function
Application1 (pWord.exe)
Reserved (user defined)
Reserved (user defined)
Reserved (user defined)
Reserved (user defined)
Reserved (user defined)
Reserved (user defined)
Reserved (user defined)
Reserved (user defined)
INS Key
DEL Key
Volume +
Volume Increase screen brightness
Decrease screen brightness
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Software Keyboard (Windows CE Keyboard)
Since the PT-80 keypad allows input of numeric characters only, the
Windows CE Software provides a touch screen keyboard for input of other
characters. The Windows based keyboard replicates the layout of a
standard PC keyboard.
Opening the Windows CE Keyboard
Open the Windows CE keyboard by tapping the
icon on the task bar.
Keying-in Characters
Tap the “keyboard” icon and the Windows CE keyboard pops up.
Character input is the same as on a standard PC. Simply tap the onscreen button corresponding to the character you wish to input.
International Character Support
Tap the [au] button to switch from the
standard
English
keyboard
to
the
European keyboard.
Moving the Keyboard
Use the stylus to point to the title bar
(the bar displaying “input panel”) and
then move the stylus without lifting it
from the screen.
Closing the Keyboard
Tap the keyboard icon to close the Windows CE keyboard.
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Using the Scanner
The PT-80 has an integrated CCD scanner that provides excellent
performance reading all major bar code labels. The scan key is located in
the middle of the unit. Press this key to activate the CCD scanner.
Scan Test
The PT-80 also has a built-in Scan Test.exe program that lets you test the
barcode scan function. Scan Test.exe is located in the directory
\Programs\Scanner\Scan Test.exe.
Scan Configuration
When you need to change the default barcode symbology for a different
application, Scan Configuration lets you change the default symbology,
place delimiter characters behind scanned data, and save the settings.
Run this program from \Programs\Scanner\Scan Configuration.exe, which
is also accessible via “Setting\Control Panel\” on the Start menu.
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After you change settings, go to the “Setting” page and press the
“Commit” button to configure, or press “Reset” to return to the scan default
settings. The “Download” page allows you to update scan firmware.
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8. Data Communication
The PT-80 mobile computer lets you link to a host computer through an
RS-232/USB cable or through the CRD-80 cradle for data communication.
8.1 Via Serial or USB Cable
Plug the RS-232 or USB end of the communication cable to the PC’s USB
Port and the other end into the PT-80 RS232/USB/Charging port. Plug the
Power Supply into the power receptacle on the RS-232 or USB plug.
8.2 Via CRD-80 Cradle
Plug the USB end of the communication cable into the PC’s USB Port and
the other end into the Cradle’s USB Port. Plug the Power Supply into the
Power Receptacle on the Cradle.
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9. Power Status Indication
Checking Battery Status
The battery menu item shows the
status of the main and backup
batteries.
Status bar icons indicate the on-board power status.
No icon indicates there is no external power supply to the PT-80 but the
battery power status is good.
The “Plug” icon
indicates the PT-80 is using external power. The PT-
80 is either plugged-in via the DC 5V/2.5A power adapter or the cradle.
The “Charging” icon
The “Battery Low” icon
indicates that the battery is charging.
indicates the battery is low and needs charging.
In other words, there is no external power supply, the battery charge is low
or very low, and charging the PT-80 is recommended.
The “Battery Very low” icon
indicates the battery is very low. Stopping
operation and charging the PT-80 immediately is highly recommended.
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You must charge the battery when the battery “Low” or “Very Low” icon is
displayed. If the “Low” or “Very Low” icon still displays after charging,
please contact Argox Technical Support.
10. Troubleshooting
If the screen is blank, or if the unit fails to power on, charge the battery for
12 hours. If the battery is fully charged and the unit still fails to turn on,
reboot the device by inserting a pin in the reset hole.
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