Dolphin 7300 Mobile Computer User Guide
Dolphin® 7300/Dolphin® 7300 RF
Hand Held Computer
User’s Guide
™
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Other U.S. and foreign patents pending.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Safety ...................................................................................................................................................1-2
Required Safety Labels .................................................................................................................1-2
If Your Dolphin 7300 has a Radio ................................................................................................1-2
FCC Compliance...........................................................................................................................1-3
Regulatory and Safety Agency Approvals ..........................................................................................1-3
Dolphin 7300 RF Intel® PRO/Wireless 2011.B R&TTE Compliance Statement .......................1-4
Batteries ...............................................................................................................................................1-5
Care and Cleaning of the Dolphin .......................................................................................................1-5
Chapter 2 - Getting Started
Peripherals and Accessories for the Dolphin.......................................................................................2-1
Dolphin 7300 Models and Options......................................................................................................2-1
Image Engine Options and Bar Code Symbologies Supported ...........................................................2-1
Using Dolphin 7300 for the First Time ...............................................................................................2-2
Navigating the Keyboard ..............................................................................................................2-4
Setting Up Communications with Detectoid™ Communication Utility.............................................2-7
DetectoidCE ..................................................................................................................................2-9
Chapter 3 - Dolphin 7300 Overview
System Features ...................................................................................................................................3-1
Processor .......................................................................................................................................3-1
Operating System ..........................................................................................................................3-1
Memory .........................................................................................................................................3-1
Radio Options ...............................................................................................................................3-1
Front Panel Features ............................................................................................................................3-2
LEDs .............................................................................................................................................3-2
1/8 VGA Display ..........................................................................................................................3-2
ON/SCAN Key .............................................................................................................................3-2
Cursor Key ....................................................................................................................................3-3
Audio Signals ................................................................................................................................3-3
Keyboard .......................................................................................................................................3-3
Back Panel Features.............................................................................................................................3-4
Imaging Engine .............................................................................................................................3-4
Battery Well ..................................................................................................................................3-4
Hand Strap.....................................................................................................................................3-4
Battery Charging Contacts ............................................................................................................3-4
Communication ...................................................................................................................................3-5
Micro-DB9 RS-232 Port ...............................................................................................................3-5
IrDA Port.......................................................................................................................................3-5
Power ...................................................................................................................................................3-5
5 VDC Port....................................................................................................................................3-5
Batteries ........................................................................................................................................3-5
Internal NiHM Backup Battery.....................................................................................................3-5
Main Battery Pack.........................................................................................................................3-5
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Managing Battery Power .....................................................................................................................3-6
Setting Critical and Low Battery Points .......................................................................................3-6
Using the Power Control Panel .....................................................................................................3-6
Servicing the Battery Pack ............................................................................................................3-7
Storing Batteries............................................................................................................................3-8
Chapter 4 - Learning to Operate Dolphin 7300
Entering Data .......................................................................................................................................4-1
Via the Touch screen Input ...........................................................................................................4-1
Via the Keyboard ..........................................................................................................................4-1
Using the Image Reader ................................................................................................................4-1
Communication ...................................................................................................................................4-2
Communication Media..................................................................................................................4-2
Software Communication Programs .............................................................................................4-3
Using the Keyboard .............................................................................................................................4-4
Using the Cursor Keys ..................................................................................................................4-5
Using the Modifier Keys...............................................................................................................4-6
Other Special Keys........................................................................................................................4-6
Key Combinations.........................................................................................................................4-6
Navigating the Keyboard.....................................................................................................................4-7
Chapter 5 - Dolphin 7300 RF Terminal
Overview .............................................................................................................................................5-1
Configuring Your Dolphin 7300 RF Terminal....................................................................................5-2
Intel PRO/Wireless 2011B WLAN Setup Utility .........................................................................5-3
Host Connectivity ................................................................................................................................5-4
Chapter 6 - Dolphin Charging/Communication Cradles
Hub of the System ...............................................................................................................................6-1
Power Conditioning ......................................................................................................................6-1
Convenient Storage .......................................................................................................................6-1
Dolphin Charging/Communication Cradle Parts & Functions............................................................6-2
Front Panel - HomeBase/IntelliBase/USB HomeBase ................................................................6-2
Front Panel - IntelliBase+ .............................................................................................................6-3
Back Panel - HomeBase/IntelliBase .............................................................................................6-4
Bottom Panel of HomeBase/IntelliBase/IntelliBase+...................................................................6-7
Powering the Dolphin Terminal ..........................................................................................................6-8
Charging Additional Battery Packs in the IntelliBase+ ................................................................6-8
Deep-Cycling Batteries .................................................................................................................6-8
Setting Up For Communications .........................................................................................................6-8
Installing The Charging/Communication Cradle ..........................................................................6-9
Configuring the Dolphin Terminal .............................................................................................6-10
Setting Up For Communications With The USB HomeBase............................................................6-11
Communicating with the Dolphin Terminal......................................................................................6-13
Mounting the HomeBase/IntelliBase/USB HomeBase .....................................................................6-14
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Chapter 7 - Dolphin QuadCharger
Dolphin QuadCharger Parts and Function...........................................................................................7-1
Top Panel .....................................................................................................................................7-1
Rear Panel .....................................................................................................................................7-2
Charging Batteries In The QuadCharger .............................................................................................7-2
Setting Up The QuadCharger........................................................................................................7-2
Supplying Power To The QuadCharger........................................................................................7-2
Inserting and Removing Battery Packs .........................................................................................7-2
Charging Status .............................................................................................................................7-3
Servicing The Battery Pack...........................................................................................................7-3
Storing Batteries............................................................................................................................7-4
Troubleshooting...................................................................................................................................7-4
Chapter 8 - Dolphin Mobile Charging/Communication Cradles
Power Conditioning ......................................................................................................................8-1
Mobile IntelliBase Parts and Functions...............................................................................................8-2
Front Panel of the Mobile IntelliBase ...........................................................................................8-2
Front Panel of Dolphin Mobile Base ............................................................................................8-3
Rear Panel of the Mobile IntelliBase ............................................................................................8-4
Rear Panel of Dolphin Mobile Base .............................................................................................8-5
Bottom Panel of Mobile IntelliBase..............................................................................................8-6
Powering the Dolphin Terminal ..........................................................................................................8-6
Charging A Dolphin Terminal ......................................................................................................8-6
Deep-Cycling Batteries .................................................................................................................8-6
Setting Up For Communications with the Mobile IntelliBase/Mobile Base.......................................8-7
Installing The Dolphin Mobile IntelliBase ...................................................................................8-7
Installing The Dolphin Mobile Base .............................................................................................8-8
Configuring the Dolphin Terminal .............................................................................................8-10
Chapter 9 - Developing Applications
Chapter 10 - Warranty, Support and Service
Limited Warranty ..............................................................................................................................10-1
How Problems Should Be Handled ...................................................................................................10-1
Return Information ............................................................................................................................10-2
How To Extend Your Warranty ........................................................................................................10-3
Application Support...........................................................................................................................10-4
Chapter 11 - Appendix A
Using the Modifier Keys ...................................................................................................................11-2
43-Key Alpha/Numeric Keyboard.....................................................................................................11-2
Key Combinations.......................................................................................................................11-3
35 Key Numeric/Alpha......................................................................................................................11-4
Key Combinations.......................................................................................................................11-5
56 Key Full Alpha Numeric ..............................................................................................................11-6
Key Combinations.......................................................................................................................11-7
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Chapter 12 - Appendix B
Dolphin 7300 Scan Maps ..................................................................................................................12-1
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Introduction
Congratulations on the purchase of your new Dolphin® 7300 hand held computer. You have made a wise choice in selecting
the Dolphin, a device known worldwide for its ergonomic shape, light weight and single-handed data collection features.
Built to last, the Dolphin’s ruggedly built case houses a 206MHz RISC processor and Microsoft® Windows® CE™ operating
system that is easily programmable with standard programming tools, like Microsoft® Windows® CE™ eMbedded Visual Tools,
which includes eMbedded Visual C/C++® and eMbedded Visual Basic®. The terminal provides ample, secure storage for data
and applications with its 32 MB RAM and 32 MB FLASH memory configuration.
Dolphin is one of the most durable devices available, and is designed to withstand repeated five-foot drops onto a concrete floor.
It also resists extreme temperatures, humidity levels and dust conditions.
The Dolphin’s collection of features also includes: long-lasting Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries, an easy-to-read 240 x 160
1/8 VGA backlit display that can display text or graphics, a natural scan and viewing angle, a low-power, high-resolution digital
image engine for omni-directional and auto-discrimination decoding of linear barcodes, Stacked Linear and matrix codes and
provides OCR (Optical Character Recognition) functionality.
Load up the Dolphin with your custom software application and the ultimate data collection solution for your business fits in the
palm of your hand.
The Dolphin 7300 Handheld Computer/HomeBase™ User Guide is designed to provide you with the information you need to
make the most of your new Dolphin terminal. Sections on the basics, safety, battery use, accessories, and service make this
guide a complete source of information.
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Safety
The Dolphin 7300 hand held computer meets or exceeds the requirements of all applicable standards organizations for safe
operation. However, as with any electrical equipment, the best way to ensure safe operation is to know the possible risks.
The following safety guidelines are designed to protect both you and others around you. Please read them carefully before using
your Dolphin terminal.
Required Safety Labels
The following is the the required safety label as it appears on the back panel of Dolphin 7300 batch terminals:
If Your Dolphin 7300 has a Radio
The Dolphin® 7300 RF terminal is designed to comply with the most current applicable standards on safe levels of RF energy
developed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
and has been recommended for adoption by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
The following is the required safety label that appears on the back panel of the Dolphin 7300 RF terminals equipped with a Intel®
PRO/Wireless 2011B LAN radio:
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FCC Compliance
Dolphin 7300 Batch Terminal and Dolphin 7300 RF Terminal with Intel® PRO/Wireless 2011B
Radio
The Dolphin 7300 complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. Devices may not cause harmful interference.
2. Devices must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:(1) this device may not
cause harmful interference, and (2)this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio
or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
If necessary, the user should consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions. The user
may find the following booklet helpful: "Something About Interference." This is available at FCC local regional offices. Our
company is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized modifications of this equipment or the
substitution or attachment of connecting cables and equipment other than those specified by our company. The correction will
be the responsibility of the user. Use only shielded data cables with this system.
In accordance with FCC 15.21, changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Canadian Compliance
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1. Devices may not cause harmful interference. 2. Devices must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. To prevent radio interference to the licensed
service, this device is intended tobe operated indoors and away from windows to provide maximum shielding. Equipment (or its
transmit antenna) that is installed outdoors is subject to licensing.
Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Regulatory and Safety Agency Approvals
Parameter
Specification
U.S.A.
FCC Part 15, Class B
Canada
IEC 0003
Europe
EN 55022 (CISPR22) Class B
Others
EMC 89/336/EEC
EN 50082-1:1997, EN55024
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The CE mark on the product indicates that the system has been tested to and conforms with the provisions noted within the 89/
336/EEC Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive and the 73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive.
For further information please contact,
HHP EMEA
Nijverheidsweg 9
Eindhoven , 5627 BT
Netherlands
Hand Held Products shall not be liable for use of our product with equipment (i.e.,power supplies, personal computers, etc.) that
is not CE marked and does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.
Dolphin 7300 RF Terminal with Intel® PRO/Wireless 2011B Radio
RF Approvals
U.S.A
Canada
Europe
FCC Part 15.247 FCC ID HD5-7300-2011B
RSS 210 Certified
EN300328-2:2000
Dolphin 7300 RF Intel® PRO/Wireless 2011.B R&TTE Compliance Statement
The Hand Held Products Dolphin 7300 RF terminal is in conformity with all essential requirements of the R&TTE Directive (1999/
5/EC). This equipment has been assessed to the following standards:
Parameter
Specification
R&TTE
EN 300 328-2:2000
EN 301 489-1 (August 2000)
EN 301 489-17 (Sept 2000)
EN 60950: 1992 Incl Amdt 1-4,11
EN 50361: 2001
This product is marked with
in accordance with the Class II product requirements specified in the R&TTE
Directive, 1999/5/EC.
The equipment is intended for use throughout Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy,
Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, but its
authorization for use in France is restricted as follows:
PAN European Frequency Range: 2.402 - 2.480 GHz
France limited to 2446.5-2483.5 Mhz Indor use. Belgium limited to 2400-2483.5 Mhz Indoor, 2460-2483.5 Mhz Outdoor use.
Netherlands limited to 2400-2483.5 Mhz Indoor use with no license, 2451-2471.0 Mhz Outdoor use with license.
CAUTION: The frequency of the radio is controlled by the access points in the LAN. Please consult your access point
operating instructions to ensure compliance with the available frequencies in the country where the equipment will be
used.
CAUTION: To comply with FCC RF exposure compliance requirements, a separation distance of at least 8 inches (20
cm) must be maintained between the antenna of this device and all persons (excluding hands, wrists, feet and ankles),
during normal operation.
This device and its antenna must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
This device is not specified or designed for body-worn configurations. Use of any body-worn accessories may not
ensure compliance with the FCC RF exposure guidelines.
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Pacemakers, Hearing Aids and Other Electrically Powered Devices
Most manufacturers of medical devices adhere to the IEC 601-1-2 standard. This standard requires devices to operate properly
in an EM Field with a strength of 3V/m over a frequency range of 26 to 1000MHz.
The maximum allowable field strength emitted by the Dolphin is 0.3V/m according to Subpart B of Part 1 of the FCC rules.
Microwaves
The Dolphin 7300 terminal is not affected by microwave ovens.
Batteries
The following are general guidelines for the safe use and disposal of batteries:
• Use only the battery supplied with your Dolphin or a replacement battery supplied, recommended, or approved by Hand Held
Products, Inc.
• Replace a defective battery immediately as it could damage the Dolphin terminal.
• Never throw a used battery in the trash. It contains heavy metals and should be recycled according to local guidelines.
• Don’t short-circuit a battery or throw it into a fire. It can explode and cause severe personal injury.
• Excessive discharge damages a battery. Recharge the battery when your Dolphin indicates low battery power.
• Although your battery can be recharged many times, it will eventually be depleted. Replace it after the recommended usage
period (about 600 charge cycles for the 2700 mAh NiMH battery) or if the battery is unable to hold an adequate charge.
• If you are not sure the battery or charger is working properly, please send it to Hand Hand Products or an authorized Hand
Held Products service center, for inspection.
The Dolphin handheld computer meets or exceeds all applicable standards and has been manufactured to the highest level of
quality.
Care and Cleaning of the Dolphin
When needed, clean the image engine window and the LCD display with a clean non-abrasive, lint-free cloth.
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Getting Started
The Dolphin 7300 is a hand held computer/imager designed for easy, single-handed data collection. The terminal is equipped
with a StrongARM® 206MHz RISC processor built to run the Windows® CE operating system.
Dolphin 7300 hand helds are available with different types of 2D imagers and memory configurations to meet most any
automated data collection requirement.
Offered with a base memory configuration of 32 MB RAM and 32 MB FLASH, the device has three keyboard options and a 240
x 160 pixel, backlit 1/8 VGA display. The terminal's RS-232 connector supports external plug-in scanners, land line modems and
printers. It also features an IrDA infrared transceiver for data communication to portable printers and cradles.
The Dolphin 7300 platform is equipped with an integrated imager. The imager can take images of shipping manifests and
recipient signatures, while at the same time, decoding OCR (Optical Character Recognition) fonts. The imager can also decode
standard linear and two-dimensional symbologies.
Peripherals and Accessories for the Dolphin
The Dolphin 7300 is part of a data collection system that includes peripherals specifically designed for vehicle, desktop and hub
operations. These include serial communications/charging cradles and vehicle mounted charging/communication cradles and
accessories such as holsters, power adapters and batteries.
You can use these peripherals and accessories with the Dolphin:
Dolphin HomeBase™ Dolphin terminal charging and communication cradle for communicating with PC-based equipment
includes power adapter.
Dolphin IntelliBase™ Dolphin terminal charging and communication cradle for communicating with PC-based equipment or
devices such as printers and modems without integrated IrDA protocol software, includes power adapter.
Dolphin USB HomeBase™ Dolphin terminal charging and communication cradle for direct communication with USBcompatible host computers, includes power adapter.
Dolphin IntelliBase+™ for communicating with devices such as printers and modems without integrated IrDA protocol software, and
for charging and conditioning a spare battery, includes power adapter.
Dolphin Mobile IntelliBase™ Dolphin terminal charging and communication cradle for mobile data communication.
Dolphin Quad Battery Charger™ Charges four batteries in under three hours and conditions in under eight hours.
Dolphin HomeBase™ Power Adapter Replacement power adapter for Dolphin HomeBase.
Note: Use only power adapters approved for use by HHP. Failure to do so may result in improper operation or damage to the
unit and will void the warranty.
NiMH Battery Pack Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) 2700mAh rechargeable battery for the Dolphin.
RS-232 Serial Cable Allows Dolphin 7300 to connect to other computer systems for file transfer or to connect Dolphin 7300
terminal using the terminal’s serial RS-232 interface.
Dolphin 7300 Models and Options
Hand Held Product’s Dolphin 7300 hand held portable data collection terminals includes these models:
The Dolphin® 7300 Batch terminal is a Windows® CE™ programmable hand held computer with a unique, ergonomic shape
designed for single-handed use. The standard Dolphin 7300 is available with 32 MB RAM and 32 MB FLASH and an integrated
digital imager.. The terminal's RS-232 connector supports external plug-in scanners, land line modems and printers. It also
features an IrDA infrared transceiver for data communicate to portable printers and cradles.
The Dolphin® 7300 RF terminal integrates the basic functionality of the Batch terminals with an 802.11b direct
sequence radio that allows the terminal to communicate with a host computer via radio wireless local area network
(WLAN).
Image Engine Options and Bar Code Symbologies Supported
Dolphin 7300 terminals may be equipped with one of three image engines options:
• LX: scans from 2.0 to 15.0 in. (5.1 to 38.1 cm.)
• LR: scans from 1.9 to 9.4 in. (4.8 to 23.9 cm.)
• HD: scans from 1.6 to 3.9 in. ( 4.1 to 9.9 cm.)
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The Dolphin 7300 may also be ordered without the image engine.
1D symbologies supported are: Code 3 of 9, Interleaved 2 of 5, EAN, Codabar, Code 11, Code 128, Code 93, TLC39, Universal
Product Code (UPC).
2D symbologies supported are: PDF417, MaxiCode, Data Matrix, RSS, EAN.UCC, Aztec, QR, Code 49.
Composite codes supported are: RSS-14, CODABLOCK, Aztec Mesa.
OCR codes supported include: OCR A and OCR B.
Postal codes supported include: Postnet and most international 4 state codes, PLANET CODE, BPO 4 STATE, Canadian 4
State, DUTCH POSTAL, AUSTRALIAN 4 STATE, JAPANESE POSTAL.
Using Dolphin 7300 for the First Time
Follow these steps to begin using your Dolphin 7300 terminal.
1. Unpack and check the terminal and documentation.
2. Charge and condition the main battery pack.
3. Turn the Dolphin on.
4. Set the date/time and user information.
5. Verify that your Dolphin 7300 terminal is working properly.
1 Unpack the Carton and Check Its Contents
Inspect the package to see that the following standard items and accessories (if ordered) are included in the standard Dolphin
7300 kit:
• Dolphin 7300 handheld computer/bar code scanner
• Battery (2700 mAh, Nickel Metal Hydride [NiMH])
• Dolphin 7300 HomeBase
• RS-232 Serial Cable
• AC-DC Power Adapter for Dolphin Terminal/HomeBase
• Dolphin 7300 Software Development Kit & User’s Guide CD-ROM
Note: Be sure to keep the original packaging in the event that the Dolphin terminal or HomeBase should need to be returned for
service.
2 Charge and Condition the Main Battery Pack
WARNING Use only 2700 mAh NiMH battery packs provided by HHP. The use of any other battery pack in the Dolphin terminal
will void your warranty and may result in damage to the Dolphin terminal or battery.
The terminal’s NiMH battery is not conditioned at the factory and is shipped discharged of all power and inserted in the Dolphin
terminal.
WARNING Although the Dolphin 7300 terminal is received with the battery inserted, it is NOT ready for charging and/or deepcycling. Remove the plastic insulator located between the terminal and battery connectors. Failure to remove the insulator may
result in damages to the terminal.
For maximum battery life, HHP recommends that you deep-cycle the battery twice before initial use. It is also recommended that
you service the battery once per month. Refer to the section on Managing Battery Power in Chapter 3 for further information on
deep-cycling the battery.
After deep-cycling the battery, the terminal’s NiMH battery must be charged before using it for the first time. To charge the main
battery pack:
1. Place the main battery pack in the Dolphin 7300 terminal.
2. Place the terminal in the terminal well of the Dolphin HomeBase™. Time to Charge: 3.5 hours for the main battery; 8 hours
for the back-up battery
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As the main battery pack charges, the internal back-up battery also charges. For the initial charging cycle, it is recommended
that the terminal be charged for approximately 8 hours to allow adequate charging time for the back-up battery. Not doing so
may result in the terminal becoming unstable should the unit lose power and the back-up battery is required. The back-up battery
maintains the RAM and clock when the NiMH main battery pack is discharged or removed from the terminal.
Inserting the Battery Pack
Follow these steps to install the Dolphin 7300 battery pack.
1. The Dolphin 7300 ships with the handstrap installed. Hold the terminal with the front panel (keyboard) facing
down. Push the clip of the handstrap down and away from the terminal to unhook it; move the strap up and
away from the battery compartment.
2. Insert the end without the locking tab into the top of the battery opening and snap the battery into place with a hinging
motion. The battery case serves as the back cover of the Dolphin.
3. Reattach the handstrap by positioning it down over the battery case and sliding the clip back into the place at the bottom end
of the 7300.
4. The terminal will initialize and, after a few seconds, will show the Dolphin 7300 splash screen.
Removing the Battery Pack
Follow these directions to remove the Dolphin battery pack.
1. Hold the Dolphin with the front panel (keyboard) facing down.
2. Remove the handstrap by pushing its clip down and forward to unhook it from the terminal; move the strap away from the
battery compartment.
3. Push the locking tab on the battery pack up and pull the battery out from the Dolphin terminal with a hinging motion.
3 Turning the Dolphin On And Off
Turning the Dolphin On For the First Time
Turning on the Dolphin 7300 for the first time is a cold boot. Follow these steps to turn on your Dolphin 7300 terminal.
1. Install the charged battery pack in the Dolphin.
2. The red LED will come on and the green LED will blink for approximately three seconds.
NOTE: DO NOT PRESS ANY KEYS WHILE THE TERMINAL IS BOOTING UP.
3. The terminal will initialize and after a few seconds will display the Dolphin 7300 splash screen shown below:
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Waking the Dolphin From Sleep Mode
The Dolphin 7300 terminal is never actually turned off. To conserve power, the Dolphin suspends operation, or goes into “sleep
mode” when it is inactive for a programmed period of time, as defined by your application. The screen is blank when the Dolphin
is in “sleep mode.” Press the ON/SCAN key to wake the Dolphin terminal from sleep mode and you can start working where
you left off.
The Dolphin terminal also goes into sleep mode if you remove the main battery pack. To wake the Dolphin terminal from sleep
mode, install a charged battery and press the ON/SCAN key.
WARNING If the main battery and back-up battery are ever fully discharged of power, the terminal will cold boot. The
terminal will be restored to its original state. All data stored in RAM memory also will be lost.
Navigating the Keyboard
The Dolphin 7300 terminal has a mouse utility to simplify navigating around the screen.
To activate the mouse utility at any time in any window, double-tap the blue modifier key and the mouse pointer will appear in
the middle of the screen as shown in the screen shot below. To deactivate the mouse, double-tap the blue modifier key again
and the mouse pointer will disappear.
Note: Note: Exit the mouse utility before adjusting the contrast.
See Chapter 4, Learning to Operate Dolphin 7300 for more on the mouse utility.
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4 Calibrating the Screen and Setting the Date/Time
Calibrating the Screen
If your Dolphin 7300 is equipped with a touch screen, you must calibrate the screen after a cold boot. Calibration can also be
performed by opening the "Stylus" folder in the Control Panel directory and choosing the "Calibration" tab. Follow the directions
on the screen to calibrate the screen and keep the following points in mind:
• After the Welcome Splash Screen appears, you will be prompted to calibrate the screen. The Dolphin 7300 terminal will
display a cross-hair target and a message to "Tap the target firmly……".
• Calibration should always be performed with a stylus designed for touch screen applications. The small point is required for
accurate calibration.
• The stylus should be oriented at a 90 degree angle to the screen surface. Press the stylus firmly into the center of the crosshair target and release. Do not "double-tap" the target. You will be prompted to repeat this process for a total of five targets.
Press the <ENTER> key when complete in order to save the new calibration settings.
• It may also be necessary to calibrate the screen for the users preference of "double-tap" speed. If the Dolphin 7300 does
not respond properly to a "double-tap" on the screen, open the "Stylus" folder in the Control Panel directory and choose the
"Double-Tap" tab. Double-tap the checkered square using your normal double-tap speed then verify by double-tapping the
verification icon. This setting is also reset to factory default each time the terminal is cold booted and must be recalibrated
by the user.
Note: HHP recommends using screen protectors for Dolphin 7300 terminals equipped with a touch screen display; especially
for those terminals used with applications that require high-volume interfacing with the touch display. Screen protectors will help
prevent damage to the touch panel display and are easily installed over the display. Screen protectors can be purchased at any
major retail computer store.
After calibrating the screen, you will be prompted to set the date and time on the terminal. The Dolphin 7300 Demo Program
main menu appears after you set the date and time.
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Setting the Date/Time
Use the Windows® CE Date/Time function to set the correct date and time for your Dolphin 7300 terminal. Use the Dolphin 7300
mouse utility to navigate through the screens if your terminal does not have a touchscreen. For more information about the
mouse utility, see Navigating the Keyboard in Chapter 4.
Note: Exit the mouse utility before adjusting the contrast.
Touchscreen-equipped terminals:
1. From Control Panel, select Date/Time to set the date and time for your terminal.
2. Touch OK to accept the settings and to exit Date/Time. The main screen for the Dolphin 7300 demo will come up on the
screen.
Terminals without touchscreens:
1. Use the mouse utility to open the Control Panel and navigate to Date/Time to set the date and time for your terminal.
2. Select OK to accept the settings and to exit Date/Time. The main screen for the Dolphin 7300 demo will come up on the
screen.
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Setting Up Communications with Detectoid™ Communication Utility
The Detectoid™ Communication Utility makes it easier to set-up communications between your PC and Dolphin 7300, 7400 or
7450 terminal. The utility has two components: DetectoidPC™ for setting up ActiveSync® on the PC and DetectoidCE™ for
setting communication parameters on the Dolphin terminal.
DetectoidPC Screen as seen on Host PC
DetectoidCE Screen
Installing DetectoidPC™
The DetectoidPC.exe file is located in the \Utilities\PC directory on the user’s CD that is shipped with the Dolphin terminal. Users
may run the executable right from the CD-ROM, or they can copy it to their machine.
System requirements for installing DetectoidPC on your PC are:
Operating system: Windows® 98, 2000, or XP
Free disk space:
Less than one megabyte
DetectoidPC is included with Dolphin 7400 and 7450 terminals using kernel 2.08 with Service Pack 2, 2.11 or later and Dolphin
7300 terminals with kernel 3.02 or later.
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Using DetectoidPC™ and DetectoidCE™
Use DetectoidPC to configure the ActiveSync® settings on your PC for communication with a Dolphin terminal. Detectoid PC
sets the baud rate and configures the COM port for ActiveSync. Once the settings are configured, you can save them and your
PC is always ready to connect with the Dolphin terminal.
Before starting, ensure that your Dolphin is connected via serial cable or docked in a working HomeBase or IntelliBase.
If ActiveSync is detected to be running on the PC when DetectoidPC is started, the following message will appear:
Click OK to continue using DetectoidPC to set up communication settings.
On starting, DetectoidPC will check for the availability of COM ports, as well as IrDA/USB support. Once the terminal is detected,
the port status will change from “Idle” to “Listening” as shown in the screen shot above.
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DetectoidCE
After running DetectoidPC, start Detectoid CE on the Dolphin terminal selecting Start>Programs > HHP > DetectoidCE.
DetectoidCE will attempt to find the connection with the PC. If successful, the discovered settings will be saved and the
Communications Properties Launch window shown below will then display on your Dolphin. The default is “Start ActiveSync
when the unit is docked or connected.” By choosing the default, ActiveSync will start automatically when the terminal is
connected via serial cable or docked in a working HomeBase/IntelliBase. If you select “Do not automatically start ActiveSync”,you
must manually start ActiveSync on the Dolphin terminal to establish communications (see Chapter 5).
If you want to go back and change the settings later, select Start>Settings>Control Panel>Communication Properties and
select the Launch tab.
Once the communications parameters have been detected and configured, the status indicator will change to “Success”. Verify
that the ActiveSync settings are correct, then click save to transfer those settings to ActiveSync.
Follow these steps to establish a connection for the first time after configuring the settings:
1. Select Launch ActiveSync in the DetectoidPC window.
2. Start ActiveSync on the Dolphin terminal.
Once parameters are configured and saved, you do not need to run DetectoidPC again unless you need to change the
ActiveSync settings or cold-booted terminal.
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5 Verifying that Dolphin 7300 is Working Properly
After the main battery pack is charged and installed and you have set the time and date, the Dolphin 7300 terminal is ready to
use. Choose the IMAGING DEMO or DECODE DEMO to verify that the terminal is operating properly.
To take an image:
1. Using the Cursor keys, navigate down to the IMAGE DEMO button and press an <ENTER> key.
2. Press F1 (red key + Q) to view the set-up utility for the IMAGE DEMO.
3. Press ON/SCAN button and the image you take will appear on the terminal’s screen.
4. Press <ESCAPE> to go back to the main menu.
To scan a bar code label:
1. Using the Cursor keys, navigate down to the SCAN DEMO button and press an <ENTER> key.
2. Press F1 (red key + Q) to view the set-up utility for the SCAN DEMO.
3. Press ON/SCAN button, aim the terminal at a bar code and the red SCAN LED will illuminate. The green SCAN LED will
illuminate and the terminal will beep when a good scan is obtained. Information about the bar code scanned will appear on
the screen.
4. Press <ESCAPE> to go back to the main menu.
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Resetting the Dolphin (Cold Boot)
Under some conditions, you may need to reset the Dolphin 7300 terminal with a cold boot. These may include:
• Resetting a locked up operating system or terminal
• Resetting the terminal back to factory defaults
• Resetting the terminal after a bootloader, keyboard, and kernel upgrade.
To perform a cold boot:
1. Press and hold the Control (CTRL) and the Escape (ESC) keys for about 10 seconds, then release.
2. Release the keys and the terminal will reset. The red LED will come on and the green LED will blink for approximately 3
seconds.
3. The terminal will behave as described in the section about Turning the Dolphin On for the First Time.
Resetting the Dolphin (Warm Boot)
There are times when you may need to warm boot the Dolphin 7300 terminal such as after loading a software application that
requires a warm boot after installing new software. To warm boot the Dolphin 7300 terminal:
1. Press and hold the Control (CTRL) and the SHIFT (SFT) keys for about 10 seconds, then release.
2. Release the keys and the terminal will reset. The red LED will come on and the green LED will blink for approximately 3
seconds.
3. The terminal will initialize and after a few seconds will display the Dolphin 7300 Demo Main screen as shown below:
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Dolphin 7300 Overview
System Features
Processor
The Dolphin® 7300 terminal is equipped with a StrongARM® 206MHz RISC microprocessor that runs on a 100 MHz BUS and
is the most powerful Windows® CE platform on the market.
Operating System
Microsoft® Windows® CE is a compact, highly efficient, scalable operating system. Its open architecture and minimal memory
requirements facilitates the development of applications for energy-efficient data collection devices like the Dolphin 7300
terminal. The graphical interface also makes the device more user-friendly.
Memory
Main Board
The base memory configuration for the Dolphin 7300 terminal is 32 MB RAM with 32 MB FLASH.
Radio Options
Dolphin 7300 terminals have one Type II PCMCIA card slot to allow for an interface with wireless network adapter cards. Radio
cards currently certified includes the Intel 802.11b.
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Front Panel Features
This section describes features on the Dolphin 7300 terminal front panel.
Decode LED
Scan LED
1/8 VGA Display
ON/SCAN Key
Cursor Keys
Keypad with epoxycoated keys
LEDs
The red light emitting diode (LED) located at the upper right corner of the LCD display is SCAN LED. This LED illuminates when
the user presses the ON/SCAN key and activates the scan engine. The green LED located at the upper left corner of the LCD
display is DECODE LED. This LED illuminates when the bar code software successfully decodes a bar code. Both LEDs are
software programmable.
1/8 VGA Display
The Dolphin 7300 screen is a 240 x 160 pixel 1/8 VGA industrial protective lens display. The electroluminescent backlight allows
you to view the display in low light conditions. To conserve power, the backlight may be programmed to automatically turn off
after a prescribed amount of time. The contrast may be adjusted with the contrast keys.
The Dolphin 7300 display may be equipped with a touch screen that can be activated with a stylus or finger.
ON/SCAN Key
The ON/SCAN key is centrally located for easy use with the right or the left hand.
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Cursor Key
The centrally located cursor key allows full Windows® navigation.
Audio Signals
The Dolphin 7300 terminal has an internal speaker that sounds audio signals as you scan bar code labels and enter data. Signals
are emitted at a sound level of 80 dB sound pressure level at two feet. The operating frequency range is 500 Hz up to 8 kHz. The
speaker can also be used for playing sounds using WAV files.
Keyboard
The Dolphin 7300 terminal’s keyboard features epoxy-coated keys and is backlit for easy use in dark and dim lighting conditions.
The keyboard’s yellow background enhances the readability of the numeric keys. The centrally located ON/SCAN key and other
important keys allow for easy imaging, bar code scanning and application navigation. All keyboard versions are suited for righthanded and left-handed use.
There are three keyboard options for the Dolphin 7300:
• 43-key alpha/numeric
• 35-key numeric/alpha only
• 56-key alpha/numeric
43-key alpha/numeric keyboard
35-key numeric/alpha keyboard
56-key alpha/numeric keyboard
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Back Panel Features
This section describes features on the Dolphin 7300 back panel. All versions of the 7300 terminal have similar back panels except
for the safety labels specific to how the the terminal is equipped.
Image Engine
Battery Well
Hand Strap
Battery
Battery Charging
Contact
RS-232 Port
Battery
Charging
Contact
IrDA Port
Imaging Engine
Dolphin 7300 terminals are equipped with an imaging engine that reads and decodes linear, stacked linear (PDF417) and 2D
matrix bar code symbologies. With the latest CMOS-based technology, the engine works like a digital camera and adds
functionality and value to the Dolphin 7300 by adding additional capabilities, such as digital image capture, signature capture and
reading OCR characters. Digital images taken with the 7300 terminal have a maximum image size of 640 x 480 pixels and may
have up to a 256 gray scale image definition. Files formats supported for image storage include Bitmap (bmp), JPEG (jpg) and
Portable Network Graphics (png).
A clear window with anti-reflective, scratch-proof coating covers the imaging engine to protect it from dust and dirt.
Battery Well
The Battery well is a recessed area on the back of the Dolphin that holds the 2700 mAh NiMH battery pack.
Hand Strap
The integrated elastic hand strap provides the user with a comfortable, secure grip on the terminal. If desired, the strap may be
removed.
Battery Charging Contacts
When the Dolphin is placed in the main well of the Dolphin HomeBase, the Dolphin’s battery pack is charged through gold-plated
battery charging contacts.
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Communication
Micro-DB9 RS-232 Port
This port allows the user to connect with peripherals, such as printers, serial modems and desktop computers for serial
communication to the Dolphin 7300 terminal. There are seven baud rate settings, with a maximum speed is 115kbps.
IrDA Port
The IrDA (Infrared Communications) Port allows the Dolphin to communicate through the Dolphin HomeBase/IntelliBase to a
host serial device. The maximum speed is 115kbps.
Power
5 VDC Port
This port connects the Dolphin 7300 to DC power for powering peripheral devices and charging the main and backup batteries.
Power is fed through the RS-232 communications port.
Batteries
CAUTION: Use only the 3.6V battery packs provided by HHP. The use of any other battery pack in the Dolphin 7300
terminal will void your warranty and may result in damage to the Dolphin terminal or battery.
There are two batteries in the Dolphin:
Internal NiMH Backup Battery Located inside the Dolphin, this battery backs up the RAM and clock when the NiMH main
battery is discharged or removed from the terminal. The internal backup battery is not user replaceable.
NiMH Battery Pack The battery pack is the primary power source for operating the Dolphin terminal.
Internal NiHM Backup Battery
The Dolphin’s internal backup battery prevents the terminal from being reset if you need to remove and replace the main battery
pack. The battery retains RAM data and allows the real-time clock to remain operational for up to 30 minutes when the battery
pack is removed. For the initial charging cycle, it is recommended that the terminal be charged for approximately 8 hours to allow
adequate charging time for the back-up battery. Not doing so may result in the terminal becoming unstable if the unit loses power
and the backup battery is required.
If the backup battery becomes discharged of power after the initial charge cycle, it will require a minimum of 5 hours of charging
time to perform and maintain the system as described above.
The internal backup battery is charged by the Dolphin’s main battery pack. If the terminal is left without the main battery pack
for more than 30 minutes, the internal backup battery needs to be recharged.
Note: Data and programs stored in FLASH remain safe even if the internal backup battery fails. However, you must reset
the real-time clock using the Windows CE Time and Date function.
Follow these guidelines to maximize the life of the Dolphin’s backup battery:
• Keep a charged NiMH battery pack in the Dolphin. The internal battery will prematurely discharge if there is not at least a
partially charged battery in the terminal.
• Put the Dolphin in the HomeBase when the terminal is not in use.
Main Battery Pack
The 3.6V, 2700 mAh Nickel-Metal-Hydride (NiMH) battery pack is the primary power source for the Dolphin. Other NiMH
batteries may be approved by HHP to work with your Dolphin. Contact Hand Held for more information.
The 2700 mAh NiMH battery is designed to operate in a temperature range of -10 to 50 °C (14 to 122° F). For maximum
performance, charge the batteries between 10 and 35 °C (50 and 95° F).
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Managing Battery Power
Data and files saved on the Dolphin 7300 terminal may be stored in RAM, so it is important for you to maintain a continuous
power supply to the terminal. When the main battery pack becomes low, the Low Battery Charge icon will appear in the
notification tray at the bottom of the screen. The Critical icon will appear when the battery is critically low. There is also a Low
Battery icon that will appear when the back-up battery is low.
Letting the back-up battery become fully discharged will cause you to lose all data. Therefore, you should keep a charged battery
pack in the Dolphin at all times to conserve the internal back-up battery. When you remove a battery pack, insert another charged
pack in the Dolphin. The internal battery will prematurely discharge if there is not at least a partially charged battery in the
terminal.
A battery status indicator will display in the notification tray when the battery is low or critically low. If there is no indicator, the
battery is adequately charged.
If the main battery is low and the terminal is in sleep mode, pressing the ON/SCAN button will not wake up the Dolphin terminal;
you must replace the spent pack with a fully charged battery.
Setting Critical and Low Battery Points
The Dolphin 7300 may be programmed to display warnings when the battery reaches critical and low battery points. There are
two entries defined in the registry. The specific settings are:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power]
"CriticalBatt"=dword:a
"LowBatt"=dword:19
"CriticalBatt"=dword:a
This sets the Critical Battery point to 10 percent (a hex = 10 decimal). The critical battery is the point at which the customer is
warned that the battery charge is very low. This warning will be posted every 3 minutes until the situation is corrected.
"LowBatt"=dword:19
This sets the Low battery point to 25 percent (19 hex = 25 decimal). The low battery setting is the point at which the user is alerted
that the battery is low. The user is notified only once for a low battery.
These are the default values. Developers can set these parameters from 0 (no warning at all) to 99 (would nearly always warn).
The warnings do not appear when the terminal is on external power.
Using the Power Control Panel
The Power control panel displays information about current battery status and allows you to set options that can conserve battery
power.
There is also a battery usage indicator displayed. This indicator represents the total cumulative time that the current main battery
pack has been in use. If the main battery is replaced with a different battery pack, the indicator will reset to 0:00. (If the main
battery is removed and then the same battery placed back into the terminal, the counter will not reset as it is tracking cumulative
time on a particular battery - each battery is uniquely identified by a serial number). Also, if the terminal is placed in a HomeBase
and is running on external power, the indicator will cease counting. When the terminal is removed from the HomeBase, the timer
will resume.
To open the Power control panel:
1. Use the cursor keys or the mouse utility to navigate to the Start menu.
2. Navigate to the Settings menu and then press Enter.
3. Press Enter again to select the Control Panel.
4. Use the Cursor keys to navigate to Power and then press Enter to open Power Properties.
5. Use the Cursor and Tab keys to navigate between the Battery and Power Off tabs and to select your preferences.
6. Return to the Control Panel.
7. Press ALT to open the File menu and use the Cursor key to navigate to Close.
8. Press Enter to close the Control Panel.
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Servicing the Battery Pack
For maximum battery life, you must service, or deep cycle, the battery twice before initial use. It is also recommended that you
service the battery once per month. To deep cycle, insert the battery into the auxiliary well of the Dolphin Intellibase+ charging/
communication cradle, Dolphin QuadCharger or use the Battery Conditioning Utility. See Chapter 6 for more information on using
the IntelliBase+ and Chapter 7 for information on using the QuadCharger.
Using the Battery Conditioning Utility
The Battery Conditioning Utility is used to condition or deep cycle a battery in the Dolphin 7300 terminal. The discharge/charge
cycle minimizes battery memory effects and ensures the battery data is correct. A complete discharge/charge cycle may take up
to 15 hours for a fully charged battery. The actual cycle time will vary depending on the battery state when the cycle was initiated.
Follow these instructions to use the Battery Conditioning Utility to deep cycle the battery before initial use:
1. Put the battery pack in the Dolphin terminal.
2. Connect the Dolphin 7300 terminal to external power or place the terminal in the HomeBase or IntelliBase. After starting the
Battery Conditioning Utility, the Dolphin will beep and then indicate an error if the terminal is not on AC power.
3. Select Start>Programs>HHP>Battery Conditioning to start the Battery Conditioning Utility.
4. Touch the ‘Start’ button (or the ‘S’ key on non-touchscreen terminals) to start the battery conditioning process. The terminal
will beep and the process will begin in approximately 60 seconds.
5. Touch the ‘Abort’ button (or the ‘A’ key on non-touchscreen terminals). The terminal will beep and the battery conditioning
process will be aborted.
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Charging the Battery Pack
You can charge the Dolphin’s main battery pack using one of the following methods:
• Place the battery pack in the Dolphin 7300 terminal and then place the terminal in the terminal well of a charging/communication
cradle.
• Place the battery pack in the Dolphin Quad Battery Charger.
• Place the battery pack in the Auxiliary Battery Well of the IntelliBase+.
Storing Batteries
To maintain top performance from batteries, follow the guidelines below when storing them:
Avoid storing batteries outside of the specified range of -4 to 104° F (-20 to 40°C) or in extremely high humidity.
For prolonged storage, do not keep batteries stored in a charger that is connected to a power source.
During long-term storage, battery deactivation may tend to occur which may cause charging to stop early during recharging after
storage. This issue can be handled by charging and discharging the battery several times. Also, the first charging after prolonged
storage may yield a lower than normal capacity. While this will vary depending on the storage conditions, charging and
discharging the battery several times will almost completely restore capacity.
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Learning to Operate Dolphin 7300
Entering Data
Data can be entered into the Dolphin 7300 in a variety of ways, including the touch screen, keyboard or image engine.
Via the Touch screen Input
If so equipped, you can use the Dolphin 7300 terminal’s touch screen to operate the terminal and enter data.
HHP recommends using screen protectors for Dolphin 7300 terminals equipped with a touch screen display; especially for those
terminals used with applications that require high-volume interfacing with the touch display. Screen protectors will help prevent
damage to the touch panel display and are easily installed over the display. Screen protectors can be purchased at any major
retail computer store.
To enter data, use a stylus to select menu options, functions, etc.
Note: For touchscreen input, only use a stylus or your finger. Use of other objects, such as paper clips, pencils, ink pens can
damage the touchscreen and will void the warranty.
Via the Keyboard
Data can be entered into the Dolphin 7300 terminal via the keyboard.
To enter data, press the appropriate key and the corresponding number or letter appears on the screen.
See Appendix A for a list of keyboard shortcuts for navigating the keyboard.
A mouse utility is also available to help with navigating around the Dolphin 7300 terminal screen.
Note: Note: Exit the mouse utility before adjusting the contrast.
Using the Image Reader
Dolphin 7300 terminals equipped an image reader can read 1D and 2D bar codes, OCR characters and capture images, such
as signatures.
The imager has a viewfinder that projects a bright red aiming beam. Center the aiming beam over the bar code for the best read
though a good read can be obtained from most any position.
The omni-directional scanning capabilities of the Dolphin 7300 terminal greatly simplify operation and training and will increase
productivity.
Reading A Bar code
1. Press the ON/SCAN button on the 7300 to project the scanner’s bright red aiming beam. The aiming beam should be oriented in line with the bar code to achieve the quickest read. A range of 4-10 inches (10-25 cm) is recommended.
2. Center the aiming beam over the bar code. The red SCAN LED illuminates when the user presses the ON/KEY key and the
green DECODE LED illuminates when a bar code is successfully decoded and the terminal beeps.
The aiming beam is smaller when the terminal is held closer to the code and larger when it is farther from the code. Symbologies
with smaller bars or elements (mil size) should be read closer to the unit. Symbologies with larger bars or elements (mil size)
should be read farther from the unit
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Aiming Options.
Linear bar code
2D Matrix symbol
Capturing Images
The image-capture process is an intuitive, split-second operation for experienced users. By following the basic guidelines, new
users can easily develop their own technique and, with practice, quickly learn to adapt it to different circumstances. Basic steps
for acquiring images using the Dolphin 7300 terminal include:
1. To aim, point the display end of the 7300 horizontally at a 45° angle approximately 2 to 9 inches (5 to 20 cm) away from the
target. You may have to adjust the angle at which you hold the Dolphin if there is glare on the screen.
2. Press the ON/SCAN button to take an image. Use the live video image on the terminal screen as a guide for positioning and
aiming the terminal at the target. You may find it helpful to start by moving the terminal further away and then in closer to
the target. The active screen image will have a slightly degraded appearance compared to the captured image. This is
normal.
3. Release the ON/SCAN button to capture the image when the desired image is displayed on the terminal screen. Hold the
Dolphin terminal as still as possible when capturing the image.
The image quality and related file size are determined by the data compression method used by your software application. For
highest quality, take grayscale images. When saved, the image will be saved in JPEG file format. The size of the file depends
on the information content of the image and will be approximately 4-8 K.
Communication
Communication Media
Via the RS-232 Port
The industry-standard RS-232 port supplies 5 volts of power and allows the user to connect external scanners and printers to
the Dolphin 7300 terminal.
Via the IrDA Port
The IrDA port allows the Dolphin 7300 to send data via pulses of light to and from other IrDA-compliant devices, such as printers
and PCs.
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Software Communication Programs
Microsoft® ActiveSync®
In the Dolphin 7300 development environment, Microsoft® ActiveSync® is a tool for developers. It allows CE devices like the
7300 to connect to and exchange data with a desktop computer.
RAS
Short for Remote Access Services, this is a feature built into Windows NT® that enables users to log into an NT-based LAN using
a modem, X.25 connection or WAN link. RAS is fully supported and allows the use of PPP or SLIP connections for network
connectivity.
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Using the Keyboard
Using the Special Keys
The Dolphin 7300’s keyboard has special keys and key combinations that you use to type characters or perform functions. See
the chart in Appendix A for key combinations for keyboard functions and special characters that use these keys.
ON/Scan Key
Escape Key
Shift Key
Tab Key
Number Lock
Key
Enter Key
Enter Key
Backlight Key
Cursor Keys
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Control Key
Alt Key
Modifier Key
Modifier Key
Using the Cursor Keys
Use the cursor keys to navigate around an application screen. The use of these keys can vary depending on the application.
Press
Description
Moves cursor up one row or line.
Moves cursor down one row or line.
Moves cursor one character to the right.
Moves cursor one character to the left.
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Using the Modifier Keys
All three versions of the Dolphin 7300 keyboard feature the standard PC keyboard modifier keys, Alt, Ctl and Shift. For singlehanded operation, the Shift key only modifies the next key pressed; it must be pressed and released before each key you wish
to modify lower case. Functions of the Alt and Ctl keys are dependent on the software application in use.
There are two additional modifier keys located on the bottom row of the keyboard. Use these keys in combination with other keys
to type the corresponding color-coded characters and functions. The Red and Blue keys only modify the next key pressed; these
keys must be pressed and released before each key you wish to modify to the Blue or Red function. See the chart in Appendix
A for key combinations for keyboard functions and special characters that use these keys.
Other Special Keys
ON/SCAN Key
The ON/SCAN key “wakes” the terminal from sleep mode. Its position also allows convenient one-handed image-taking and/or
barcode scanning.
Shift (SFT)
The Shift key toggles the keyboard from upper case alphabet mode to lower case alphabet mode and back. Caps Lock may also
be toggled by pressing the red modifier key followed by the Shift key or double-tapping the Shift key. When Caps Lock is toggled
off, the Shift key makes characters lower case; when it is toggled on, the Shift key makes keys upper case.
Enter (ENT)
The Enter key confirms data entry.
Escape (ESC)
The Escape key performs a cancel action.
Tab
The Tab key moves the cursor to the next tab stop or the next control on a form.
Light
The Light key toggles the LCD and keyboard backlights on and off.
Number Lock (NUM)
The Number Lock key toggles between the alphabetic and numeric modes.
Delete (DEL)
Delete is a shifted function on the 43-key keyboard version.
Key Combinations
There are some keyboard functions and special characters not defined on the Dolphin 7300 keyboard. See the charts in
Appendix A for the key combinations used to access these functions and special characters on your terminal.
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Navigating the Keyboard
The Dolphin 7300 terminal has a mouse utility to simplify navigating around the screen, especially for non-touchscreen equipped
terminals.
Note: Exit the mouse utility before adjusting the contrast.
To activate the mouse utility at any time in any window, double-tap the blue modifier key and the mouse pointer will appear in
the middle of the screen as shown in the screen shot below. To deactivate the mouse, double-tap the blue modifier key again
and the mouse pointer will disappear.
Use the cursor keys to navigate around the screen. For a left mouse click, press either one of the ENT keys. Use a left mouse
click to select an item or launch a program. For a right mouse click, use the TAB key . When you use a right mouse click, a menu
of items pops up and tells you what actions you can perform, and shows you shortcuts. To open files or applications with a double
click, tap the ENT key twice in rapid succession.
In mouse mode, you can also scroll the active window for dialog boxes that are not formatted for the 1/8 VGA display. Move the
cursor to one of the four screen edges and continue to hold down the arrow key to initiate the scrolling feature.
To adjust the double-click speed for the mouse utility, go to Control Panel>Settings>Mouse. Follow the directions on the DoubleClick tab to adjust the settings.
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Dolphin 7300 RF Terminal
Overview
The Dolphin 7300 RF terminals integrate the basic functionality of the Batch terminal with a radio frequency interface that allows
the terminal to communicate with a host computer via a wireless local area network (WLAN).
Dolphin 7300 terminals have a Type I Compact Flash PCMCIA card slot to allow for an interface with 2.4 GHz 802.11b Direct
Sequence radio networks and Wi-Fi™ certified products. The terminal is equipped with the Intel® PRO/Wireless 2011B CF card.
The radio uses direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) technology, which spreads its signal continuously over a wide
frequency band, and provides an Ethernet-like data rate of up to 11 megabits per second.
The radio may also provide up to 128-bit Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) encryption. WEP is used to encrypt and decrypt data
signals transmitted between Wireless LAN (WLAN) devices. The optional WEP security mechanism is available with 128-bit or
40-bit encryption.
Dolphin 7300 RF is interoperable with other 802.11b WiFi®-compliant products to allow network expansion as needed such as
printers and PCs via PC-card adapters.
Refer to Chapters 1 and 2 in this manual for more on basic operation of the Dolphin terminal.
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Configuring Your Dolphin 7300 RF Terminal
When you cold-boot the Dolphin 7300 RF terminal, the red LED comes on and the green LED blinks, and after approximately
three seconds, the welcome screen shown below will appear.
Press <Enter> and you will be prompted to calibrate the screen and set the time and date. Refer to the section on Calibrating
the Screen, Setting the Date/Time in Chapter 2 for additional information. After the date and time are set, the Dolphin demos and
Intel® radio drivers self-install and the main menu for the HHP demos displays.
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Intel PRO/Wireless 2011B WLAN Setup Utility
Exit the HHP demo screen and then the Intel WLAN Monitor to continue with configuring the radio card. Go to
Start>Settings>Control Panel.
To configure the radio card:
1. Enter the ESSID (wireless LAN identifier) for the network. Note: The 101 value is the factory default. If you do not know the
ESSID, contact your system administrator.
2. Click Advanced to customize Operating Modes, Power Settings, Transmission Power, Encryption and WLAN Adapter
options. Note: Use the Mouse Pointer to scroll up and down on the screens. See the section on Navigating the Screen in
Chapter 4 for more information.
3. Click OK to return to the previous menu.
4. Click OK to exit the Intel PRO/Wireless LAN Setup Utility.
For more information on specific radio settings, see the Intel PRO/Wireless 2011B LAN Card User’s Guide included on the HHP
Dolphin Documentation CD.
Customizing the ActiveSync Remote Icon
The following section can be added to the /IPSM/AutoRun.ini file:
[Intel2011B]
ActivesyncRemote=0
The ActivesyncRemote flag will suppress the ActiveSync Remote desktop icon when set to zero. A cold boot is required after
modifying AutoRun.ini.
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Host Connectivity
HHP offers several host connectivity options for Dolphin 7300 RF wireless LAN solutions. Direct Connect TN Client software is
a thick-client solution that connects Dolphin 7300 RF computers directly to host applications via TN3270, TN5250 or TNVT
terminal emulation using industry-standard TCP/IP protocol. Another option is a three-tier client server solution, or thin-client
implementation, for 3270, 5250 and VT100/220 terminal emulation that uses a Universal Gateway. The Gateway establishes
communication to a host such as an AS400 and maintains communication to both the Dolphin RF terminal and the host.
See Chapter 10 of the PowerNet Twin Client Reference Manual for more on the overlays for the Dolphin 7300 terminals.
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Dolphin Charging/Communication Cradles
Hub of the System
As the hub of your Dolphin system, Dolphin Charging/Communication cradles perform three important functions – power
conditioning, communications and storage. Four versions of the charging/communications cradle are available:
• HomeBase for communicating with PC-based equipment using a half duplex serial mode
• IntelliBase for communicating with devices such as printers and modems without integrated IrDA protocol software
• IntelliBase+ for communicating with devices without integrated IrDA protocol software and charging and conditioning a spare
battery
• USB HomeBase for communicating directly with a USB-compatible host computer
Power Conditioning
Dolphin charging/communication cradles provide power to the intelligent battery charging system incorporated into Dolphin
terminals.
The IntelliBase+ has an auxiliary battery well, located on the back of the cradle, allowing users to charge and condition a spare
battery.
Ir/IrDA Optical Communications
The infrared or Ir communications port on the HomeBase, IntelliBase, and IntelliBase+ connects with the IrDA port on the Dolphin
terminal. With no pins or contacts to break, Ir will work reliably for years. Reliable data communications at speeds of up to 115k
baud can be transmitted by the HomeBase, IntelliBase and IntelliBase+; data transmission rates with the USB HomeBase up to
4Mbps are possible but, at this time, are limited to 115 kbps as the Dolphin 7300 does not currently support 4 Mbps data transfer.
The IntelliBase and IntelliBase+ infrared connection to the terminal uses IrDA-compliant hardware and software for a reliable
connection. Communications between the HomeBase and other devices occur at half duplex serial mode. Half duplex refers to
the transmission of data in just one direction at a time.
The USB HomeBase enables direct communication with USB-compatible host computers at rates of up 115 kbps. The USB
HomeBase also is IrDA 1.3 compliant.
These peripherals cannot be “daisy-chained” but can be networked together using a serial or USB hub.
Convenient Storage
Dolphin charging/communication peripherals provide a safe and convenient storage receptacle for your Dolphin terminal.
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Dolphin Charging/Communication Cradle Parts & Functions
Front Panel - HomeBase/IntelliBase/USB HomeBase
Terminal Well
COMM LED
DOCK LED
Dolphin Terminal Well Place the Dolphin in this well to communicate with a host device and to charge the Dolphin’s battery.
LEDs There are two LEDs on the front panel of the HomeBase/IntelliBase/USB HomeBase.
1. Dock LED Turns solid green when the Dolphin Terminal is properly seated into the Dolphin HomeBase.
2. COMM LED
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Indicates the status of data transfer between the Host Device and the Dolphin Terminal as described below:
Comm LED
Description
Red LED
Data is being sent from the Host Device to the
Dolphin HomeBase.
Green LED
Data is being sent from the Dolphin HomeBase
to the Host Device.
Orange LED
Data is being sent at high data rates.
Front Panel - IntelliBase+
Terminal Well
DOCK LED
AUX BATTERY
LED
COMM LED
Dolphin Terminal Well Place the Dolphin in this well to communicate with a host device and to charge the Dolphin’s battery.
LEDs There are three LEDs on the front panel of the IntelliBase+.
1. Dock LED Turns solid green when the Dolphin Terminal is properly seated into the Dolphin HomeBase.
2. AUX Battery Indicates charging/calibration status of battery as described below:
3. COMM LED
AUX Battery LED
Description
Orange LED
Solid indicates that battery pack is being
charged. Flashing indicates battery is being
conditioned.
Red LED
Indicates faulty battery.
Green LED
Indicates battery charged and ready for use
Indicates the status of data transfer between the Host Device and the Dolphin Terminal as described below:
Comm LED
Description
Red LED
Data is being sent from the Host Device to
IntelliBase+.
Green LED
Data is being sent from the IntelliBase+ to the
Host Device.
Orange LED
Data is being sent at high data rates.
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Back Panel - HomeBase/IntelliBase
Power Supply
Connector
RS-232
Connector
There is a 5V DC power supply connector and an RS-232 connector:
Power supply connector Use this connector to attach a power supply to the HomeBase. The power supply provides 5V DC
input for communications and battery charging.
RS-232 Communications Port Use a standard serial cable to connect this port to a host RS-232 device.
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Back Panel - IntelliBase+
Condition Button
Auxiliary
Battery Well
Power Supply
Connector
RS-232
Connector
Power supply connector Use this connector to attach a power supply to the HomeBase. The power supply provides 5V DC
input for communications and battery charging.
RS-232 Communications Port Use a standard serial cable to connect this port to a host RS-232 device.
Auxiliary Battery Well Insert a battery into the well to charge or condition and calibrate a battery pack.
Condition Button Press and release the button to service the battery in the auxiliary battery well.
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USB HomeBase
Power Supply
Connector
USB
Connector
There is a 5V DC power supply connector and a USB connector:
Power supply connector Use this connector to attach a power supply to the HomeBase. The power supply provides 5V DC
input for communications and battery charging.
USB Communications Port Use a USB full-speed detachable cable to connect this downstream device port to an upstream
USB Host or Hub. The USB HomeBase is USB 1.3 compliant.
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Bottom Panel of HomeBase/IntelliBase/IntelliBase+
A Baud Rate switch used to select the communication baud rate is located on the bottom of the HomeBase, IntelliBase and
IntelliBase+. The Baud Rate Switch on the HomeBase is a three-position switch; four-position on the IntelliBase and IntelliBase+.
Switch position and the corresponding baud rates are shown in the charts below.
The USB HomeBase does not require a baud rate switch.
Baud Rate
Switch
Table 1: HomeBase Switch Settings
Baud Rate
Switch 1
Switch 2
Switch 3
115200
OFF
OFF
OFF
57600
ON
OFF
OFF
38400
OFF
OFF
ON
19200
OFF
ON
OFF
9600
ON
ON
OFF
4800
ON
OFF
ON
2400
OFF
ON
ON
Table 2: IntelliBase Switch Settings
Baud Rate
Switch 1
Switch 2
Switch 3
Switch 4
115200
OFF
ON
ON
N/A
57600
ON
OFF
OFF
N/A
38400
ON
OFF
ON
N/A
19200
ON
ON
OFF
N/A
9600
ON
ON
ON
N/A
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Powering the Dolphin Terminal
Dolphin charging/communication cradles provide power to the intelligent battery charging system incorporated into Dolphin
terminals. This charging method protects the battery from being damaged by overcharging. Therefore, Dolphin terminals may
be stored indefinitely in the charging/communication cradles without damage to the terminals, battery packs, or peripherals.
To charge a Dolphin terminal, follow these steps:
1. Insert a battery pack into the Dolphin terminal.
2. Place the terminal, imager/laser engine window up and the LCD visible, in the terminal well of the cradle.
3. Let it glide down into the well until it stops.
4. Once the Dolphin terminal is properly seated, the Dock LED on the front of the cradle will be solid GREEN.
Charging Additional Battery Packs in the IntelliBase+
The auxiliary battery well located on the back of the IntelliBase+ allows users to charge and condition a spare battery. Charging
a Dolphin terminal and a spare battery pack can be done simultaneously as the charging slots work independently to control
charging and conditioning of the individual batteries. The IntelliBase+ senses when a battery pack is fully charged and
automatically switches to trickle charge to maintain the battery at full capacity indefinitely.
To charge a spare battery in the IntelliBase+, insert the end of the battery without the locking tab into the bottom of the auxiliary
well opening and snap the battery into place with a hinging motion. Once the battery is inserted, you can use the AUX BATTERY
LED to monitor the charging progress.
Deep-Cycling Batteries
For maximum battery life, HHP recommends that you deep-cycle (service) the battery twice before initial use and then once a
month thereafter.
The IntelliBase+ is the only Dolphin charging/communication cradle with deep cycling capabilities. Since the Dolphin HomeBase,
Intellibase, and USB HomeBase do not have deep-cycling capabilities, it is recommended that you use the Battery Conditioning
Utility software when using those peripherals or use the Dolphin Quad Battery Charger.
To deep-cycle a battery using the IntelliBase+, insert the battery into the auxiliary battery well. Then, press and release the
Condition button. The deep-cycling process takes 8-12 hours depending on the battery’s capacity or state of charge.
See the Battery Management section in Chapter 3 for more information.
Setting Up For Communications
The HomeBase, IntelliBase, and IntelliBase+ support RS-232 communications through the RS-232 Communications Port located
on the back of the device. The HomeBase/IntelliBase translates the RS-232 signals from the host computer into infrared signals
to communicate with the Dolphin Terminal.
The HomeBase/IntelliBase RS-232 interface allows the Dolphin terminal to communicate to a personal computer, modem, or any
standard RS-232 device using a standard serial cable and communications software.
HomeBase
The HomeBase is designed for users needing a half duplex serial communications connection. Any device capable of using half
duplex RS-232 communications can be connected to the HomeBase for communications. To use this mode, set the baud rate
switches to the desired communications speed and the Ir-enable switch to on (See Table 2).
IntelliBase/IntelliBase+
The IrDA 1.0 software stack is integrated into the IntelliBase and IntelliBase+ cradles to allow communication between the cradle
and devices such as modems or printers that are not IrDA ready or do not communicate with a half duplex serial protocol. This
allows any full or half duplex RS-232 device to communicate through the IntelliBase/IntelliBase+ with no IrDA protocol software.
See Table 2 for the baud rate switch settings.
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Installing The Charging/Communication Cradle
To install and use the HomeBase, IntelliBase or IntelliBase+, you need the following equipment:
• HomeBase/IntelliBase/IntelliBase+ with power supply
• Serial cable
Set the Dolphin HomeBase/IntelliBase/IntelliBase+ on a dry, stable surface, such as a desktop near an electrical outlet. Be sure
to provide enough workspace with good lighting for the user to view and operate the Dolphin terminal while it is in the HomeBase/
IntelliBase/IntelliBase+.
Connecting the Cables
Connect the HomeBase/IntelliBase/IntelliBase+ to the host computer or other device by plugging an RS-232 serial cable into the
RS-232 Communications Port on the rear of the HomeBase. The wiring of your cable depends on whether the other device is
set up as a DCE (Data Communications Equipment) or DTE (Data Terminal Equipment) device.
The HomeBase/IntelliBase/IntelliBase+ Communication Port is configured as a DCE device. To communicate with a DTE device
such as a computer, use a standard (or straight-through) RS-232 cable. To communicate with a DCE device, use either a null
modem adapter in line with a standard RS-232 cable, or a null-modem serial cable.
You can make your own cables by following the pin configuration in the chart below. To do so, you must determine if your host
RS-232 device is 9-pin or 25-pin, and whether it is configured as a DCE or DTE device.
HomeBase /Host
Port (DCE)
IBM AT DB9
(DTE)
IBM XT
DB25 (DTE)
Modem DB25
(DCE)
2
3
2
Pin / Input Signal
2 / (RD)
3 / (TD)
3
2
3
5 / (SG)
5
7
7
4 / (DTR)
4
20
6
6 / (DSR)
6
6
20
7 / (RTS)
7
4
5
8 / (CTS)
8
5
4
The HomeBase/IntelliBase/IntelliBase+ cannot be daisy-chained.
Connect the power supply to the charging/communication cradle. Plug the AC transformer into the Dolphin HomeBase/
IntelliBase/IntelliBase+ 5 Volt DC power supply connector. The AC wall transformer provided can power only one HomeBase/
IntelliBase/IntelliBase+. HHP recommends that you leave the Dolphin HomeBase/IntelliBase/IntelliBase+ connected to its power
source at all times, so that it is always ready to use.
Set the baud rate switch to the communication mode you are going to use. Refer to Table 2 for HomeBase switch settings or
Table 3 for IntelliBase/IntelliBase+ switch settings.
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Configuring the Dolphin Terminal
The Dolphin terminal may be configured for communications using the Detectoid Communication Utility as described in Chapter
2 or manually as described below.
To set Communications Properties:
1. Select Start>Settings>Control Panel>Communications Properties.
2. Select the PC Connection tab.
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3. Select Change Connection and choose the desired option for connecting to the desktop computer. Choose Direct if you are
using a serial connection; choose Infrared for a HomeBase connection; and IrDA for IntelliBase/IntelliBase+ connection or
USB HomeBase IrDA connection and click OK.
4. Place the Dolphin in the cradle.
On the Dolphin 7300 desktop, double-tap on ActiveSync
Setting Up For Communications With The USB HomeBase
To use the USB HomeBase, you need the following equipment:
• USB HomeBase
• USB Cable
• Power Supply
• CD with USB-IrDA drivers
• Windows® 98, Windows® Me or Windows® 2000 computer.
Note: The USB HomeBase does not support Windows NT®
To install the USB HomeBase, follow these steps:
1. Plug in the power supply and connect it to the back of the USB HomeBase.
2. Plug the USB cable into the back of the USB home base.
3. Plug the other end of the USB cable into your PC.
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At this point, a dialog box appears on your PC instructing you that the system has detected new hardware and it is searching for
the HHP USB-IrDA driver. Unless you have previously installed the USB HomeBase, the OS will be unable to find one and the
Found New Hardware Wizard screen shown below will display on your PC’s screen.
In the "Locate Drive Files" dialog, check the CD-ROM drives checkbox and insert the driver CD provided into the CD tray on your
PC. There are sub-directories in this directory for each type of Windows OS supported. Select stirusb.sys file in the correct subdirectory for your PC:
• w2k - Windows® 2000
• win98 - Windows® 98
• winme - Windows® Me
At this point, the hardware is installed and operating. You may need to reset your PC to complete the installation process. You
can verify that the USB driver is functioning by watching the COMM LED on the USB home base. It should be flashing red
approximately every three seconds.
Once the USB home base is installed, you can use ActiveSync to connect to a Dolphin terminal. These instructions assume that
ActiveSync v3.1 is installed on your PC.
In the ActiveSync connection settings, add checkmark to "Allow serial cable or infrared connection to this COM port" and select
"Infrared Port (IR)" for the COM port as shown below. Do not check "Allow USB connection with this desktop computer". It has
no effect for the USB HomeBase.
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To configure the Dolphin terminal for communications, see the previous section on Configuring the Dolphin Terminal.
Communicating with the Dolphin Terminal
To communicate with the Dolphin and any other devices connected to the Dolphin Charging/Communication cradle:
1. Insert the Dolphin into the terminal well of the charging/communication cradle. If the Dolphin is in sleep mode, it will awaken
into active state.
2. The DOCK LED on the cradle will illuminate. If the Dolphin does not turn on, or the LED does not light up, make sure that it
is properly seated in the terminal well and that the power supply is properly connected to the cradle and plugged into a
functioning AC outlet.
3. Start your application on the Dolphin terminal or the host computer. Data can then begin transmitting between the terminal
and the devices connected to the Dolphin cradle.
When data transfer begins, the COMM LED on the cradle will blink red and green. If the HomeBase/IntelliBase/HomeBase will
not communicate with the Dolphin, check the port connections to ensure that the cradle is correctly configured.
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Mounting the HomeBase/IntelliBase/USB HomeBase
The HomeBase, IntelliBase, and USB HomeBase may be desk or wall-mounted for convenience and storage. The IntelliBase+
may be desk-mounted as long as room is allowed for accessibility to the auxiliary battery well.
Desk Mounting:
Dolphin charging/communication cradles have a DIN rail (7.5 X 35 mm) slot on the bottom to allow for secure desk attachment
of the unit if desired.
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Wall Mounting:
The HomeBase/IntelliBase/USB HomeBase also has two DIN rail (7.5 X 35mm) slots on the back to allow for secure wall
mounting of the unit if desired. The IntelliBase+ cannot be wall-mounted.
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When using right-angle style RS-232 connector cable, the DIN rails may be mounted directly to the wall. When using standard
RS-232 connector cables, it is recommended that the rails be mounted to the wall using a 25mm (1 in.) spacer to allow for
appropriate strain relief of the cables.
In either case, after wall mounting, it is recommended that the cables be secured to the DIN rail through use of a wire tie to
prevent damage to the HomeBase/IntelliBase/USB HomeBase unit in case accidental or excessive force is applied to the cables.
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Dolphin QuadCharger
The Dolphin® QuadCharger provides intelligent battery management for NiMH (Nickel Metal Hydride) Dolphin battery packs.
The charger fully charges as many as four NiMH batteries in 2.5 hours. Charging slots work independently to control charging
and discharging of individual battery packs. The QuadCharger is compatible with all models in the Dolphin® family of hand held
computers.
As battery packs charge, the charging circuitry uses a three-step process that senses changes in temperature and voltage and
drops to a trickle charge when the packs are fully charged. This feature allows the user to leave batteries in the charger
indefinitely, which maintains the batteries at peak capacity without damage. The charger also resets and calibrates battery pack
data to accurately show battery status on the Dolphin display.
The QuadCharger also conditions and calibrates batteries for longer, more consistent performance.
Dolphin QuadCharger Parts and Function
Top Panel
Power Switch &
Power LED
Condition Switch &
Condition LED
Status LEDs
Charging Pocket
Charging Pocket
The QuadCharger has four charging pockets for charging and/or conditioning batteries for your Dolphin terminal.
Power Switch
Press and hold the Power Switch for approximately one second, then release, to turn on the Dolphin QuadCharger. The Power
Switch LED is green when the unit is on. To turn the charger off, press and hold the Power Switch for about two seconds and
then release. This feature prevents the unit from being accidently turned off during use or on when not in use.
Condition Switch
Press the Condition Switch to start a battery conditioning cycle. The orange Conditon Switch LED flashes during the conditioning
cycle.
Status LEDs
A Status LED is located above each of the four battery pockets.
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Rear Panel
Communications Port
Power Supply Connector
Power Supply Connector
Use this connector to attach a power supply to the Quad Charger. The universal power supply accepts input voltages between
90-265 volts.
Communications Port
The communications port is for factory use only in programming the Quad Charger.
Charging Batteries In The QuadCharger
Follow these steps to charge batteries in the QuadCharger:
1. Set up the charger for use
2. Supply power
3. Insert batteries
CAUTION: Do not attempt to recharge any battery pack in the Dolphin QuadCharger that is not manufactured by HHP
especially for this device. To do so will void your warranty and could damage the Dolphin QuadCharger.
Setting Up The QuadCharger
The Dolphin QuadCharger should be setup on any dry, stable surface. DIN rail slots on the bottom panel allow the charger to be
wall or desktop-mounted for easily adapting the unit to your environment.
The charger must be connected to a power source for any type of operation.
Supplying Power To The QuadCharger
CAUTION: Using a non-HHP power cord voids your warranty and could result in serious damage to the Dolphin
QuadCharger’s circuitry.
Locate the AC power cord that came with the Dolphin QuadCharger. Plug the cord into the power supply connector on the back
of the unit and, then plug the power cord into a wall socket.
Press and hold the Power Switch for approximately one second, then release, to turn on the Dolphin QuadCharger. The GREEN
power LED will illuminate and the charger will undergo a self-diagnostic test.
Inserting and Removing Battery Packs
To insert a battery pack, place the end of the battery without the locking tab into the bottom of the charging pocket and snap the
battery into place with a hinging motion. Once the battery is properly seated, the orange status LED for that particular pocket will
illuminate.
For best results, battery packs should be at room temperature before recharging them; temperature has a marked effect on
charging. The recommended temperature range is 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C).
To remove a battery pack, push the locking tab down and pull the battery out from the charging pocket with a hinging motion.
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Charging Status
The LEDs indicate the charging status of batteries as described in the chart as follows:
Status LED
Description
Green
Charging is complete and
battery is ready for service.
Orange
Battery is being charged at a
maximum charge rate
Red
Error was encountered during
charge cycle
Servicing The Battery Pack
To service battery packs, insert batteries into the charging pockets and press the Condition button. The Condition LED will flash
during the conditioning cycle. This starts an automatic process where batteries are completely discharged and then recharged
to full capacity in eight hours. The Condition and Calibrate cycle resets and calibrates battery data so that the user gets longer,
more consistent performance from the batteries. HHP recommends that battery packs should be serviced, or calibrated once a
month.
Because the Dolphin QuadCharger is accumulating battery pack information during the entire Condition and Calibrate cycle, it is
important not to remove the battery until the cycle has been completed and the Condition LED is no longer flashing. Batteries
inserted after the “Condition and Calibrate” switch has been depressed will receive a standard charge.
Status LEDs During the Condition and Calibrate Cycle
Status LED
Description
Solid Green
Cycle is complete. Battery remains in trickle charge
until removed from the charger.
Flashing Orange
Battery is being conditioned
Solid Red
Error was encountered during charge cycle
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Storing Batteries
To maintain top performance from batteries, follow the guidelines below when storing them:
Avoid storing batteries outside of the specified range of -4 to 104° F ( -20 to 40°C) or in extremely high humidity.
For prolonged storage, do not keep batteries stored in a charger that is connected to a power source.
During long-term storage, battery deactivation may tend to occur which may cause charging to stop early during recharging after
storage. This issue can be handled by charging and discharging the battery several times. Also, the first charging after prolonged
storage may yield a lower than normal capacity. While this will vary depending on the storage conditions, charging and
discharging the battery several times will almost completely restore capacity.
Troubleshooting
If you encounter problems with the Dolphin QuadCharger, refer to chart below for possible solutions. If problems persist, please
contact HHP Technical Support.
Problem
Issue
The ‘CHARGING” LED does not come on
when I insert a battery pack into the
Dolphin QuadCharger
Check the power connections on the
Dolphin QuadCharger. Also check to
ensure the POWER switch is ON and the
battery pack is properly seated.
The red status LED comes on during
charging.
Try to charge the battery in one of the
other charging pockets. If the red Status
LED comes on again, then the problem is
associated with the battery pack. If the red
status stays with the charging pocket, the
problem is associated with the charging
circuity.
An error occurred during the selfdiagnostic test for that particular charging
The red status LED remains on without a pocket. Call HHP Product Service and
battery in the charging pocket.
request an RMA. See Chapter 9 for
additional warranty and return
information.
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Dolphin Mobile Charging/Communication Cradles
As the hub of Dolphin mobile data collection systems, Dolphin Mobile Charging/Communication cradles perform three important
functions – power conditioning, communications and storage. Two versions of the mobile charging/communication cradles are
available:
Dolphin Mobile IntelliBase™ for use with in-transit data collection applications.
Dolphin Mobile Base for use with in-premise warehouse data collection applications.
Power Conditioning
The Mobile IntelliBase/Mobile Base provides power to the Dolphin terminal to enable the terminal to charge its battery.
Ir/IrDA Optical Communications
The infrared, or Ir communications port, on the Mobile IntelliBase/Mobile Base connects with the IrDA port on the Dolphin
terminal. With no pins or contacts to break, Ir will work reliably for years. Reliable data communications at speeds of up to 115k
baud can be transmitted by the Mobile IntelliBase.
The Mobile IntelliBase/Mobile Base infrared connection to the terminal uses IrDA-compliant hardware and software for a
standard reliable connection.
Convenient Storage
The Mobile IntelliBase is a safe and convenient storage receptacle for the Dolphin terminal.
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Mobile IntelliBase Parts and Functions
Front Panel of the Mobile IntelliBase
Spring-Arm Assembly
DOCK LED
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Terminal Well
COMM
LED
Front Panel of Dolphin Mobile Base
Spring-Arm Assembly
DOCK LED
Terminal
Well
COMM
LED
Dolphin Terminal Well Place the Dolphin in the well to communicate with a host device and to charge the Dolphin’s battery.
LEDs There are two LEDs on the front panel of the Mobile IntelliBase.
1. Dock LED Turns solid green when the Dolphin Terminal is properly seated into the Dolphin Mobile IntelliBase.
2. COMM LED
Indicates the status of data transfer between the Host Device and the Dolphin Terminal as described below:
Comm LED
Description
Red LED
Data is being sent from the Host Device to the
Dolphin Mobile IntelliBase.
Green LED
Data is being sent from the Dolphin Mobile
IntelliBase to the Host Device.
Orange LED
Data is being sent at high data rates.
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Rear Panel of the Mobile IntelliBase
Mounting Bracket
Power Supply
Connector
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RS-232
Communications
Port
Rear Panel of Dolphin Mobile Base
Locking Lever
RS-232
Communications
Port
Power Supply
Connector
There is a power supply connector and an RS-232 connector:
Power supply connector Use this connector to attach a power supply to the Mobile IntelliBase. The power supply provides
power for communications and battery charging.
RS-232 communications port Use a standard serial cable to connect this port to a host RS-232 device.
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Bottom Panel of Mobile IntelliBase
A four-position Baud Rate switch, located on the bottom of the Mobile IntelliBase, is used to select the communication baud rate.
Switch position and the corresponding baud rates are shown in the chart below.
Baud Rate
Switch 1
Switch 2
Switch 3
Switch 4
115200
OFF
ON
ON
ON
57600
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
38400
ON
OFF
ON
ON
19200
ON
ON
OFF
ON
9600
ON
ON
ON
ON
Switch 1
Switch 2
Switch 3
Switch 4
115200
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
57600
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
38400
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
19200
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
9600
ON
ON
ON
OFF
Baud Rate
Powering the Dolphin Terminal
When seated in the Mobile IntelliBase/Mobile Base, the Dolphin terminal receives the power it needs to charge the battery and
to run its internal circuitry.
The Dolphin terminal can be stored indefinitely in the Mobile IntelliBase/Mobile Base without damage to the terminal or the Mobile
IntelliBase. Keep the Mobile IntelliBase plugged in so that the Dolphin terminal battery pack stays fully charged.
Charging A Dolphin Terminal
The Mobile IntelliBase supplies charging power to the Dolphin terminal so that the terminal can monitor the charging of its battery
pack. This charging method protects the battery from being damaged by overcharging. Therefore, the Dolphin terminal may be
stored indefinitely in the Mobile IntelliBase without damage to the terminal, the battery pack, or the Mobile IntelliBase.
To charge a Dolphin terminal, follow these steps:
1. Insert a battery pack into the Dolphin terminal.
2. Place the terminal, imager engine window up and the LCD visible, in the Terminal Well of the Mobile IntelliBase/Mobile Base.
3. Let it glide down into the well until it stops.
4. Once the Dolphin terminal is properly seated, the Dock LED on the Mobile IntelliBase/Mobile Base will be solid GREEN.
Deep-Cycling Batteries
For maximum battery life, HHP recommends that you deep-cycle (service) the battery twice before initial use and once a month
thereafter. Since the Dolphin Mobile Intellibase/Mobile Base does not have deep-cycling capabilities, it is recommended that
you use the Battery Conditioning Utility software, the IntelliBase+ or a Dolphin QuadBattery Charger. See the Battery
Management section in Chapter 3 for more information.
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Setting Up For Communications with the Mobile IntelliBase/Mobile Base
The Mobile IntelliBase/Mobile Base RS-232 interface allows the Dolphin terminal to communicate to a personal computer,
modem, or any standard RS-232 device using a standard serial cable and communications software.
The IrDA 1.0 software stack is integrated into the Mobile IntelliBase to allow communication between the cradle and devices such
as modems or printers that are not IrDA ready or do not communicate with a half duplex serial protocol. This allows any full or
half duplex RS-232 device to communicate through the IntelliBase with no IrDA protocol software. See Tables 2 or 3 for the baud
rate switch settings.
Installing The Dolphin Mobile IntelliBase
Mounting the Mobile IntelliBase Spring Arm Assembly
The adjustable mounting bracket holds the terminal securely in place and gives the user a variety of options for mounting the
Mobile IntelliBase. See the directions below for mounting the bracket.
Ball joint
Turnscrew
To attach the bracket:
1. Loosen the turnscrew located on the side of the bracket.
2. Attach the bracket to the ball joint on the back of the Mobile IntelliBase and tighten the turnscrew.
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Installing The Dolphin Mobile Base
The Mobile Base has two mounting options - a clamp style for in-premise applications and a standard RAM mount for other
mobile applications that allow the Mobile Base to be mounted according to specific needs. The spring-arm assembly holds the
terminal securely in place.
Ball joint
Turnscrew
To attach the bracket:
1. Loosen the turnscrew located on the side of the bracket.
2. Attach the bracket to the ball joint on the back of the Mobile Base and tighten the turnscrew.
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Connecting the Cables
Connect the Mobile IntelliBase/Mobile Base to the host computer or other device by plugging an RS-232 serial cable into the RS232 Communications Port on the rear of the Mobile IntelliBase/Mobile Base. Plug the other end of the RS-232 serial cable into
the correct port on the host RS-232 device.
The wiring of your cable depends on whether the other device is set up as a DCE (Data Communications Equipment) or DTE
(Data Terminal Equipment) device.
The Mobile IntelliBase/Mobile Base Communication Port is configured as a DCE device. To communicate with a DTE device
such as a computer, use a standard (or straight-through) RS-232 cable. To communicate with a DCE device, use either a null
modem adapter in line with a standard RS-232 cable, or a null-modem serial cable.
You can make your own cables by following the pin configuration in the chart below. To do so, you must determine if your host
RS-232 device is 9-pin or 25-pin, and whether it is configured as a DCE or DTE device.
HomeBase /Host
Port (DCE)
IBM AT DB9
(DTE)
IBM XT
DB25 (DTE)
Modem DB25
(DCE)
2
3
2
Pin / Input Signal
2 / (RD)
3 / (TD)
3
2
3
5 / (SG)
5
7
7
4 / (DTR)
4
20
6
6 / (DSR)
6
6
20
7 / (RTS)
7
4
5
8 / (CTS)
8
5
4
Supplying Power to the Dolphin Mobile IntelliBase/Mobile Base
The Mobile IntelliBase/Mobile Base can be powered from either a 12-48 volt DC source. Power is connected to the input power
connector located on the rear of the Mobile IntelliBase/Mobile Base.
HHP recommends that you leave the Mobile IntelliBase/Mobile Base connected to its power source at all times, so that it is
always ready to use.
Setting the Baud Rate
After connecting the cables and supplying power to the Mobile IntelliBase, set the baud rate switch. Refer to the Baud Rate
Tables earlier in this section for guidance on setting the switch.
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Configuring the Dolphin Terminal
The Communication Properties must be configured on Dolphin 7300 terminal in order for it to communicate with the Mobile
IntelliBase/Mobile Base.
To set Communication Properties:
1. Select Start>Settings>Control Panel>Communication Settings.
2. Select the PC Connection tab.
3. Select Change Connection and choose the desired option for connecting to the desktop computer. Choose IrDA for Mobile
IntelliBase IrDA connection and click OK.
4. Place the Dolphin 7300 in the Mobile IntelliBase.
5. On the Dolphin 7300 desktop, double-click on ActiveSync.
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Developing Applications
Applications for the Dolphin hand held computer are developed in the Microsoft® Windows® CE environment.
Microsoft Windows CE is a compact, highly efficient, scalable operating system designed for embedded systems and products.
Its modular platform allows developers flexibility to customize it for a variety of small footprint and mobile 32-bit devices. Windows
CE supports various hardware peripherals, devices and networking systems. These include keyboards, touchscreens, serial
ports, Ethernet connections, and storage devices, such as PC cards.
The Dolphin platform contains most components of the basic Windows® CE kernel except for Pocket Word, Pocket Excel and
Pocket Outlook. The kernel is the central module of the operating system. It is the part of the operating system that loads first,
and it remains in main memory. Because it stays in memory, it is important for the kernel to be as small as possible while still
providing all the essential services required by other parts of the operating system and applications. Data synchronization also
is not supported as the Dolphin terminal is not designed for use as a single target.
For more information about Windows CE, check out these websites:
Microsoft Pocket PC (www.pocketpc.com) - General information
Chris De Herrera’s Windows CE website (www.cewindows.net) - General information and FAQs
MSDN (msdn.microsoft.com/embedded) - Technical articles, developer documentation and downloads
VBCE.com (www.vbce.com) - eMbedded Visual Basic information and FAQs
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Warranty, Support and Service
Limited Warranty
Hand Held Products, Inc., d/b/a HHP ("HHP") warrants its products to be free from defects in materials and workmanship and to
conform to HHP’s published specifications applicable to the products purchased at the time of shipment. This warranty does not
cover any HHP product which is (i) improperly installed or used; (ii) damaged by accident or negligence, including failure to follow
the proper maintenance, service, and cleaning schedule; or (iii) damaged as a result of (A) modification or alteration by the
purchaser or other party, (B) excessive voltage or current supplied to or drawn from the interface connections, (C) static electricity
or electro-static discharge, (D) operation under conditions beyond the specified operating parameters, or (E) repair or service of
the product by anyone other than HHP or its authorized representatives.
This warranty shall extend from the time of shipment for the duration published by HHP for the product at the time of purchase
("Warranty Period"). Any defective product must be returned (at purchaser’s expense) during the Warranty Period to HHP’s
factory or authorized service center for inspection. No product will be accepted by HHP without a Return Materials Authorization,
which may be obtained by contacting HHP. In the event that the product is returned to HHP or its authorized service center within
the Warranty Period and HHP determines to its satisfaction that the product is defective due to defects in materials or
workmanship, HHP, at its sole option, will either repair or replace the product without charge, except for return shipping to HHP.
EXCEPT AS MAY BE OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE FOREGOING WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL
OTHER COVENANTS OR WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, ORAL OR WRITTEN, INCLUDING, WITHOUT
LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
HHP’S RESPONSIBILITY AND PURCHASER’S EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO THE
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF THE DEFECTIVE PRODUCT. IN NO EVENT SHALL HHP BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT,
INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, AND, IN NO EVENT, SHALL ANY LIABILITY OF HHP ARISING IN
CONNECTION WITH ANY PRODUCT SOLD HEREUNDER (WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY ARISES FROM A CLAIM BASED
ON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT, OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE ACTUAL AMOUNT PAID TO HHP FOR THE
PRODUCT. THESE LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY SHALL REMAIN IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT EVEN WHEN HHP MAY
HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH INJURIES, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES. SOME STATES, PROVINCES,
OR COUNTRIES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATIONS OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES,
SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
All provisions of this Limited Warranty are separate and severable, which means that if any provision is held invalid and
unenforceable, such determination shall not affect the validity of enforceability of the other provisions hereof.
The limited duration of the warranty for the Dolphin 7300 terminal is as described below:
Terminals with an integrated imager are covered by a two-year limited warranty. If equipped with a touch screen display, the display
is covered by a one-year limited warranty.
The limited duration of the warranty for the Dolphin HomeBase, IntelliBase, IntelliBase+, USB HomeBase, Mobile IntelliBase and
QuadCharger is for one year.
The limited duration of the warranty for batteries is one year. The battery life will be greatly increased when following the specific
battery instructions in the user guide. Rechargeable batteries are highly susceptible to “battery memory” and if instructions are
not followed, the amount of hours of usage and the life of the battery are greatly reduced.
Batteries returned to HHP in this reduced state may or may not be replaced under this warranty.
Use only power adapters approved for use by HHP. Failure to do so may result in improper operation or damage to the unit and
will void the warranty.
HHP, Inc. extends these warranties only to the first end-users of the products. These warranties are non-transferable.
How Problems Should Be Handled
Should the Dolphin terminal or any of the peripherals prove to be defective within the stated warranty period from the of date of
purchase, return the product, as described in the RMA procedures below, and we will, at our option, repair or replace the product,
to whatever extent HHP deems necessary to restore the product to proper operating condition, without any charge to you.
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Return Information
If you purchased the product from an Authorized HHP Reseller, contact the Reseller with the unit's serial number. Your Reseller
will contact Hand Held, on your behalf, to arrange for the unit to be serviced.
If you purchased the product directly from Hand Held, or have been instructed by your Reseller to contact HHP directly, call the
Customer Services Department in your area to request a Repair Maintenance Authorization (RMA) number.
North America:
(TEL) (800)-782-4263
(FAX) (704)-566-9904
Latin America
(TEL) (239)-263-7600
(FAX) (239)-263-9689
Europe, Middle East and Africa:
(TEL) Int+31 (0) 40 29 01 600
(FAX) Int+31 (0) 40 24 25 672
The United Kingdom:
(TEL) Int+44 (0) 1 925 240055 or Int+353 1 216 0070
(FAX) Int+44 (0) 1 925 631280 or Int+353 1 925 6353
Asia/Pacific:
(TEL) Int+852-2511-3050 or 2511-3132
(FAX) Int+852-2511-1355
Japan:
(TEL) Int+81-3-5212-7392
(FAX) Int+81-3-3261-7372
You must have an RMA number to receive service from any of HHP’s repair facilities. Failure to obtain an RMA number before
shipping your product to this repair facility can delay the processing of your repair request.
When calling for service at any of our repair facilities, please be prepared to give the following information:
• ·Product's type and serial number
• ·Brief description of problem
• ·Dated Proof-of-Purchase
Place the product in its original packaging with a copy of your original invoice and ship the product prepaid to the appropriate
address below. Write the RMA number on the mailing label under the address.
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North and South America:
HHP
Products Services Department
7510 East Independence Blvd., #100
Charlotte, NC 28227-9411
Japan Office
Bon Marusan 8F
3-5-1 Kanda-Jinbocho
Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 101, Japan
Europe, Middle East and Africa :
Nijverheidsweg 9
5627 BT Eindhoven
The Netherlands
Latin America Office
5117 Castello Drive
Suite 1
Naples, FL 34103
The United Kingdom :
Dallam Court
Dallam Lane Warrington
Cheshire WA2 7LT
United Kingdom
Asia/Pacific
10/F Tung Sun Commercial Centre
194-200 Lockhart Road
Wanchai, Hong Kong
If your equipment is still covered under the initial end-user's product warranty, please notify the Product Services Representative
when you call. Please include a copy of the original invoice in the package to avoid possible service delays. For your protection,
we recommend you insure any equipment being sent to HHP.
After repair or replacement of the equipment, HHP will ship the product, at our cost, to your location. Non-warranty repairs will
be returned, at the customer's expense, unless otherwise requested. Units currently under a service agreement will be shipped
per the service agreement.
Please make note of the RMA number (if required) before shipping and the product's serial number for future reference.
How To Extend Your Warranty
HHP offers a variety of service plans on our hardware products. These agreements offer continued coverage for your equipment
after the initial warranty expires. For more information, contact your HHP sales representative, customer account representative
or the Product Service Marketing Manager or your Authorized Reseller.
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Application Support
If you have a question or problem with your Dolphin terminal or Dolphin peripheral, you can get technical assistance from HHP's
Application Support department.
North America:
(TEL) 1-(800) 782-4263
8 a.m. and 6 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday
through Friday
[email protected]
Europe, Middle East and Africa:
(TEL) Int+31-40 242 4486
9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Central European Time,
Monday through Friday
[email protected]
The United Kingdom:
(TEL)+44 1925 240055
9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., UK Time, Monday
through Friday
[email protected]
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Asia:
(TEL)Int+852-2511-3050 or 2511-3132
[email protected]
Latin America:
(TEL) (239) 263-7600
[email protected]
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Appendix A
Use the keyboard shortcuts in the chart below to navigate the Dolphin 7300 terminal’s keyboard.
Windows Keyboard Shortcuts
Press
To
CTRL + C
Copy.
CTRL + X
Cut.
CTRL + V
Paste.
CTRL + Z
Undo.
DELETE
Delete.
CTRL + RIGHT ARROW
Move the insertion point to the beginning
of the next word.
CTRL + LEFT ARROW
Move the insertion point to the beginning
of the previous word.
CTRL + DOWN ARROW
Move the insertion point to the beginning
of the next paragraph.
CTRL + UP ARROW
Move the insertion point to the beginning
of the previous paragraph.
SHIFT with any of the arrow keys
Select more than one item in a window or
on the desktop, or select text within a
document.
CTRL+A
Select all.
ALT+ENTER
View properties for the selected item.
ALT+TAB
Switch between open items.
ALT+ESC
Cycle through items in the order they were
opened.
CTRL+ESC
Display the Start menu.
ALT + Tap on touch screen
Right click
ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name
Display the corresponding menu.
Underlined letter in a command name on Carry out the corresponding command.
an open menu
BACKSPACE
View the folder one level up in My
Computer or Windows Explorer.
ESC
Cancel the current task.
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Using the Modifier Keys
The Dolphin 7300 terminal keyboard features the standard PC keyboard modifier keys, Alt, Ctrl and Shift. The Shift key only
modifies the next key pressed; it must be pressed before each key you wish to make lower case. For single-handed operation,
the Shift key only modifies the next key pressed; it must be pressed before each key you wish to modify. Functions of the Alt
and Ctrl keys are dependent on the software application in use.
There are two additional modifier keys located on the bottom row of the keyboard. Use these keys in combination with other keys
to type the corresponding color-coded characters and functions. The Red and Blue keys only modify the next key pressed; these
keys must be pressed and released before each key you wish to modify to the Blue or Red case. See the charts below for key
combinations that access the functions and special characters using these keys.
43-Key Alpha/Numeric Keyboard
Blue Key Functions & Characters For 43-Key Alpha/Numeric Keyboard
Key Combination
Function/Special Character
Double tap Blue key
Activate/Deactivate Mouse Utility
Blue key + D
- (minus)
Blue key + H
_ (underscore)
Blue key + L
=
Blue key + P
+
Blue key + Q
;
Blue key + R
:
Blue key + S
*
Blue key + T
/
Blue key + U
@
Blue key + X
\
Red Key Functions & Characters For 43-Key Alpha Shifted Numeric Keyboard
Key Combination
Function/Special Character
Red key + ESC
Lightens Contrast*
Red key + TAB
Darkens Contrast*
Red key + SFT
Toggles on Caps Lock
Red key + Q
F1
Red key + R
F2
Red key + S
F3
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Red Key Functions & Characters For 43-Key Alpha Shifted Numeric Keyboard
Key Combination
Function/Special Character
Red key + T
F4
Red key + U
F5
Red key + V
F6
Red key + W
F7
Red key + X
F8
Red key + Y
START
Red key + Z
INS (insert)
Red key + SP
BKSP (backspace)
Red key + BACKLIGHT KEY
DEL (delete)
Note: Exit the mouse utility before adjusting the contrast.
Key Combinations
Use the key combinations listed below to access certain keyboard functions or to use special characters that are not defined on
the 43-key version of the Dolphin keyboard.
Key Combinations Using NUM & SFT Keys
Key/Key Combination
Function/Special Character
NUM + SFT + A
!
NUM + SFT + B
@
NUM + SFT + C
#
NUM + SFT + E
$
NUM + SFT + F
%
NUM + SFT + G
^
NUM + SFT + I
&
NUM + SFT + J
*
NUM + SFT + K
(
NUM + SFT + M
>
NUM + SFT + N
)
NUM + SFT + O
<
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Key Combinations Using Blue & SFT Keys
Key/Key Combinations
Function/Special Characters
Blue + SFT + T
?
Blue + SFT + X
|
Miscellaneous Key Combinations
Key/Key Combinations
Function/Special Characters
NUM + ALT + 3 + 9*
‘
NUM + ALT + 3 + 4*
“
*Hold the ALT key down as you type in the numbers.
35 Key Numeric/Alpha
Blue Key Functions & Characters For 35-Key Numeric/Alpha Keyboard
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Key Combination
Function/Special Character
Double tap Blue key
Activate/Deactivate Mouse Utility
Blue key + .
+
Blue key + ,
-
Blue key + F1
;
Blue key + F2
:
Blue key + F3
/
Blue key + F4
\
Blue key + SP
_
Blue key + DEL
@
Blue key + 0 (zero)
=
Key Combinations
Use the key combinations listed below to access certain keyboard functions or to use special characters that are not defined on
the 35-key version of the Dolphin 7300 keyboard.
Key Combinations Using ALPHA & SFT Keys
Key/Key Combination
Function/Special Character
ALPHA + SFT + 1
!
ALPHA + SFT + 2
@
ALPHA + SFT + 3
#
ALPHA + SFT + 4
$
ALPHA + SFT + 5
%
ALPHA + SFT + 6
^
ALPHA + SFT + 7
&
ALPHA + SFT + 8
*
ALPHA + SFT + 9
(
ALPHA + SFT + 0
)
ALPHA + SFT + . (period)
>
ALPHA + SFT + , (comma)
<
Miscellaneous Key Combinations
Key/Key Combinations
Function/Special Characters
ALT + 3 + 9*
‘
ALT + 3 + 4*
“
*Hold the ALT key down as you type in the numbers.
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56 Key Full Alpha Numeric
Blue Key Functions & Characters For 56-Key
Full Alpha Numeric Keyboard
Key Combination
Function/Special Character
Double tap Blue key
Activate/Deactivate Mouse Utility
Blue key + .
+
Blue key + ,
-
Blue key + A
;
Blue key + B
:
Blue key + C
/
Blue key + D
\
Blue key + E
_
Blue key + F
@
Red Key Functions & Characters for 56-Key
Full Alpha Numeric Keyboard
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Key Combination
Function/Special Character
Red key + ESC
Lightens Contrast*
Red key + TAB
Darkens Contrast*
Red key + SFT
Toggles on Caps Lock
Red key + A
F1
Red key + B
F2
Red key + C
F3
Red key + D
F4
Red key + E
F5
Red key + F
F6
Red key + G
F7
Red key + H
F8
Red key + I
F9
Red key + J
F10
Red Key Functions & Characters for 56-Key
Full Alpha Numeric Keyboard
Key Combination
Function/Special Character
Red key + K
F11
Red key + L
F12
Red key + M
F13
Red key + N
F14
Red key + O
F15
Red key + P
F16
Red key + Q
F17
Red key + R
F18
Red key + S
F19
Red key + T
F20
Red key + U
F21
Red key + V
F22
Red key + W
F23
Red key + X
F24
Red key + Y
Z
Note: Exit the mouse utility before adjusting the contrast.
Key Combinations
Use the key combinations listed below to access certain keyboard functions or to use special characters that are not defined on
the 56-key version of the Dolphin 7300 keyboard.
Key Combinations Using SFT & Number Keys
Key/Key Combination
Function/Special Character
SFT + 1
!
SFT + 2
@
SFT + 3
#
SFT + 4
$
SFT + 5
%
SFT + 6
^
SFT + 7
&
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Key Combinations Using SFT & Number Keys
Key/Key Combination
Function/Special Character
SFT + 8
*
SFT + 9
(
SFT + 0
)
SFT + . (period)
>
SFT + , (comma)
<
Miscellaneous Key Combinations
Key/Key Combinations
Function/Special Characters
ALT + 3 + 9*
‘
ALT + 3 + 4*
“
*Hold the ALT key down as you type in the numbers.
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Appendix B
Dolphin 7300 Scan Maps
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