MX3X Reference Guide - W
MX3X Reference Guide
IMPORTANT NOTICE.
LXE's MX3X is obsolete. This electronic guide has been made available as a courtesy to our customers. Contact
your LXE representative for replacement and assistance.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC
2010 Copyright© by LXE®, Inc, An EMS Technologies Company. All Rights
Reserved.
Notices
LXE Inc. reserves the right to make improvements or changes to published MX3X information at any time without notice. While
reasonable efforts have been made in the preparation of this publication to assure its accuracy, LXE assumes no liability
resulting from any errors or omissions in this publication, or from the use of the information contained herein. Further, LXE
Incorporated, reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes to it from time to time without any obligation to
notify any person or organization of such revision or changes.
Trademarks:
Copyright © 2010 by LXE Inc., An EMS Technologies Company, 125 Technology Parkway, Norcross, GA 30092 U.S.A. (770)
447-4224
LXE® and Spire® are registered trademarks of LXE Inc.
RFTerm® is a registered trademark of EMS Technologies, Norcross, GA.
Microsoft®, ActiveSync®, MSN, Outlook®, Windows®, the Windows logo, and Windows Media are either registered
trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Intel and Intel XScale are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and
other countries.
Summit Data Communications, Inc. Summit Data Communications, the Summit logo, and “The Pinnacle of Performance” are
trademarks of Summit Data Communications, Inc.
The Cisco Square Bridge logo is a trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc.; Aironet, Cisco and Cisco Systems are registered
trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries.
Java® and Java-based trademarks and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S.
or other countries, and are used under license.
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by LXE, Inc. is under
license.
PowerScan is a registered trademark of Datalogic Scanning, Inc., located in Eugene, OR.
Symbol® is a registered trademark of Symbol Technologies. MOTOROLA® and the Stylized M Logo are registered
trademarks of Motorola®, Inc.
Hand Held® is a registered trademark of Hand Held Products, Inc., located in Skaneateles Falls, NY.
When any part of this publication is in PDF format: “Acrobat ® Reader Copyright © 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All
rights reserved. Adobe, the Adobe logo, Acrobat, and the Acrobat logo are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated”
applies.
Other product names mentioned within this publication may be trademarks or registered trademarks of other companies.
Table of Contents
Introduction
1
Components
2
Battery Well Vent Aperture
4
Hardware
5
System Hardware
5
802.11b/g and a/b/g Wireless Client
5
Central Processing Unit
5
System Memory
6
Video Subsystem
6
Power Supply
6
Audio Interface
6
PCMCIA Slots
7
Slot 0 – Network or SRAM Cards
7
Slot 1 – Compact Flash Card
7
Bluetooth LXEZ Pairing
7
Endcaps and COM Ports
8
Endcap Combinations
9
COM Port Switching
9
Integrated Scanner Port
10
Serial Port
10
LXE Connection Cable Technical Specification
11
RTS/CTS Handshaking and the Serial Port
11
USB Host / USB Client Port
12
USB Host Cable
12
USB Client Cable
13
Tethered Scanners
13
Programmable Scan Buttons
14
Field Exit Key Function (IBM 5250/TN5250 Only)
14
Scan Buttons and the SCNR LED
14
Display
15
Display and Display Backlight Timer
Keypad
15
16
Key Functions
16
Caps Key and CapsLock Mode
17
Keypad Shortcuts
17
Custom Key Maps
17
Speaker
18
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ i ] MX3X Reference Guide
Table of Contents
IR port
18
LED Functions
19
Power
20
Power Modes
20
Primary Events
20
On Mode
20
Suspend Mode
21
Critical Suspend Mode
22
Off Mode
22
Batteries
23
Main Battery
23
Battery Hot-Swapping
23
Low Battery Warning
24
Critical Suspend State
24
Backup Battery
24
Backup Battery Maintenance
24
Software
25
Introduction
25
Operating System
25
Windows CE 5.0 Operating System
25
General Windows CE Keyboard Shortcuts
26
Warmboot
27
Coldboot
27
Clearing Persistent Storage / Reset to Default Settings
27
Folders Copied at Startup
27
Saving Changes to the Registry
28
Software Load
28
Software Applications
28
Bluetooth (Optional)
28
Java (Optional)
29
LXE RFTerm (Optional)
29
Wavelink Avalanche Enabler Optional
29
MX3X Utilities
30
LAUNCH.EXE
30
LAUNCH.EXE and Persistent Storage
31
REGEDIT.EXE
31
REGLOAD.EXE
31
REGDUMP.EXE
31
WARMBOOT.EXE
31
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ ii ] MX3X Reference Guide
Table of Contents
WAVPLAY.EXE
32
MX3X Command-line Utilities
32
COLDBOOT.EXE
32
PrtScrn.EXE
32
API Calls
32
Access Files on the Flash Card
32
Desktop Icons
33
My Device Folders
34
Wavelink Avalanche Enabler (Optional)
34
Internet Explorer
35
Java (Optional)
35
Start Menu Program Options
36
Communication
37
ActiveSync Introduction
37
Connect and LXEConnect
37
Start FTP Server / Stop FTP Server
37
Microsoft File Viewers
37
Java (Optional)
37
Summit
37
Certs
37
Command Prompt
38
eXpress Scan
38
Internet Explorer
38
Media Player
38
Wordpad
39
Remote Desktop Connection
39
Transcriber
39
Windows Explorer
39
Taskbar
40
General Tab
40
Advanced Tab
40
Taskbar Icons
41
ActiveSync
42
Introduction
42
Initial Setup
42
Connect via USB
43
Cable for USB ActiveSync Connection:
Connect and Communicate
Cable for Serial ActiveSync Connection
IR Connection
43
43
44
44
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ iii ] MX3X Reference Guide
Table of Contents
Cables for initial ActiveSync Configuration:
44
Wireless Connection
45
MX3X without Touchscreen
45
Synchronizing from the Mobile Device
46
Explore
46
Backup Data Files using ActiveSync
46
Prerequisites
46
Serial Port Transfer
46
USB Transfer
46
Infrared Port Transfer
46
Connect
47
Disconnect
47
Cold Boot and Loss of Host Re-connection
47
Troubleshooting ActiveSync
48
Configuring the MX3X with LXEConnect
49
Install LXEConnect
49
Using LXEConnect
51
Control Panel
52
About
54
Version Tab and the Registry
54
Language and Fonts
54
Identifying Software Versions
55
MAC Address
55
Accessibility
56
Administration - for AppLock
57
Introduction
57
Setup a New Device
58
Administration Mode
59
End User Mode
60
Passwords
60
End-User Switching Technique
61
Using a Stylus Tap
61
Using the Switch Key Sequence
61
Hotkey (Activation hotkey)
62
End User Internet Explorer (EUIE)
62
Application Configuration
63
Application Panel
64
Launch Button
65
Auto At Boot
66
Auto Re-Launch
67
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ iv ] MX3X Reference Guide
Table of Contents
Manual (Launch)
68
Allow Close
68
Match
69
Security Panel
70
Options Panel
71
Status Panel
72
View
72
Log
73
Save As
73
Troubleshooting AppLock
Battery
73
74
Backup Battery Maintenance
Bluetooth
74
75
Bluetooth Devices
76
Discover
76
Bluetooth Device Menu
77
Bluetooth Device Properties
78
Settings
79
Turn Off Bluetooth Button
80
About
81
Using Bluetooth
82
Initial Use
83
Subsequent Use
83
Bluetooth Indicators
84
Bluetooth Barcode Reader Setup
84
Introduction
84
MX3X with Label
86
MX3X without Label
87
Bluetooth Beep and LED Indications
88
Easy Pairing and Auto-Reconnect
88
Certificates
89
Date / Time
90
Dialing
91
Display
92
Background
92
Appearance
92
Backlight
93
Input Panel
94
Internet Options
95
Keyboard
98
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ v ] MX3X Reference Guide
Table of Contents
KeyPad
99
KeyMap Tab
100
LaunchApp Tab
102
RunCmd Tab
103
Mixer
104
Mouse
105
MX3X-VXC Options
106
Communication
106
Misc
107
Status Popup
108
Network and Dialup Options
109
Owner
110
Password
112
PC Connection
113
PCMCIA
114
PCMCIATab Options
114
CF Tab Options
115
IntATA Tab Options
115
Power
116
Regional and Language Settings
118
Remove Programs
120
Scanner Wedge
121
Barcode Processing Overview
122
Factory Default Settings
123
Main Tab
124
Keys Tab
125
COM1 Tab
125
COM2 Tab
126
COM3 Tab
126
Serial Port Pin 9
127
Barcode Tab
128
Buttons
128
Enable Code ID
129
Barcode – Custom Identifiers
131
Parameters
131
Buttons
132
Control Code Replacement Examples
133
Barcode Processing Examples
134
Barcode - Ctrl Char Mapping
135
Translate All
135
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ vi ] MX3X Reference Guide
Table of Contents
Parameters
135
Barcode - Symbology Settings
137
Parameters
138
Strip Leading/Trailing Control
139
Barcode Data Match List
140
Barcode Data Match Edit Buttons
140
Match List Rules
141
Add Prefix/Suffix Control
142
Length Based Barcode Stripping
143
Stylus
145
System
146
General Tab
146
Memory Tab
147
Device Name Tab
147
Copyrights Tab
147
Terminal Server Client Licenses
148
Volume and Sounds
149
Good Scan and Bad Scan Sounds
WiFi Control Panel
150
150
Enabler Installation and Configuration
151
Introduction
151
Installation
151
Installing the Enabler on LXE Devices
151
Briefly . . .
152
Enabler Uninstall Process
152
Stop the Enabler Service
152
Update Monitoring Overview
153
Mobile Device Wireless and Network Settings
154
Preparing an LXE Device for Remote Management
155
Using Wavelink Avalanche to Upgrade System Baseline
156
Version Information on LXE Mobile Devices
156
User Interface
157
Enabler Configuration
158
File Menu Options
159
Avalanche Update using File | Settings
159
Menu Options
160
Connection
161
Execution
162
Server Contact
163
Startup/Shutdown
164
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ vii ] MX3X Reference Guide
Table of Contents
Scan Config
165
Display
166
Shortcuts
167
Adapters
168
Status
171
Exit
172
Using Remote Management
173
Using eXpress Scan
173
Step 1: Create Barcodes
173
Step 2: Scan Barcodes
174
Step 3: Process Completion
175
Reflash the MX3X
176
Introduction
176
Preparation
176
Procedure
176
Troubleshooting
177
Battery State and OS Upgrade
177
Wireless Network Configuration for LXE Devices
178
Important Notes
178
Summit Client Utility
179
Help
179
Summit Tray Icon
180
Wireless Zero Config Utility and the Summit Radio
181
Main Tab
182
Admin Login
183
Auto Profile
184
Profile Tab
185
Using the Scan Feature
186
Profile Parameters
187
IMPORTANT
187
Profile
187
SSID
187
Client Name
187
Power Save
187
Tx Power
188
Bit Rate
188
Radio Mode
188
Auth Type
189
EAP Type
189
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ viii ] MX3X Reference Guide
Table of Contents
Encryption
190
Status Tab
191
Diags Tab
192
Global Tab
193
Global Parameters
193
IMPORTANT
193
Roam Trigger
194
Roam Delta
194
Roam Period
195
BG Channel Set
195
DFS Channels
196
Aggressive Scan
196
CCX Features
196
WMM
197
Auth Server
197
TX Diversity
197
RX Diversity
198
Frag Thresh
198
RTS Thresh
199
LED
199
Tray Icon
199
Hide Password
200
Admin Password
200
Auth Timeout
200
Certs Path
201
Ping Payload
201
Ping Timeout ms
201
Ping Delay ms
201
Sign-On vs. Stored Credentials
202
How to: Use Stored Credentials
202
How to: Use Sign On Screen
202
Windows Certificate Store vs. Certs Path
204
User Certificates
204
Root CA Certificates
204
Configuring the Profile
206
No Security
207
WEP
208
LEAP
209
PEAP/MSCHAP
210
PEAP/GTC
212
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ ix ] MX3X Reference Guide
Table of Contents
WPA/LEAP
214
EAP-FAST
215
EAP-TLS
217
WPA PSK
219
Certificates
220
Generating a Root CA Certificate
220
Installing a Root CA Certificate
223
Generating a User Certificate
225
Installing a User Certificate
230
Keymaps
233
KeyMap 101-Key Equivalencies
233
IBM 3270 Terminal Emulation
238
IBM 5250 Terminal Emulation
239
Technical Specifications
240
External Connectors / Interface / USB Host / Client Ports / Power Connector
241
Dimensions and Weight
241
Environmental Specifications
241
Network Card Specifications
242
Summit 802.11 b/g CF 2.4GHz
242
Summit 802.11a/b/g CF 2.4/5.0GHz
242
Bluetooth
242
AppLock Error Messages
243
Hat Encoding
250
Revision History
251
Index
252
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ x ] MX3X Reference Guide
Introduction
The LXE® MX3X is a rugged, portable, hand-held Microsoft® Windows® CE 5.0 equipped mobile computer capable of
wireless data communications using wireless LAN radios with internal antennas or an external remote mount antenna. It can
store information for later transmission through an RS-232, InfraRed, or USB port. The device can be scaled from a limited
function batch computer to an integrated wireless scanning computer. The keys on the keypad are constructed of a
phosphorescent material that can easily be seen in dimly lighted areas.
Contact your LXE representative for information on the latest upgrades for your MX3X.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 1 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Components
Components
Front
1. Endcap
2. Display
3. Scan, Enter or Field Exit (programmable)
4. Beeper
5. On / Off Button
6. 2nd LED
7. Alt LED
8. Ctrl LED
9. Shift LED
10. Caps LED
11. Scanner LED
12. Backup Battery LED
13. Status LED
14. Main Battery LED
15. Charger LED
16. Scan or Enter (programmable)
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 2 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Components
Back
1. Endcap
2. Leather Handtrap Connector
3. IR Port (COM 2 Port)
4. Cradle Input Contacts
5. Main Battery
6. Stylus
7. Back Cover
Endcap
1. DC Power Jack
2. Left Port
3. Right Port (USB-C)
4. Audio Jack or External Antenna Connector
Note: The IR port on the back of the device is COM 2.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 3 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Battery Well Vent Aperture
Endcap Options
Left Port (2)
Right Port (3)
See (4)
Serial COM3
Serial COM1
Audio Jack
Serial COM3
USB Client
Audio Jack
USB Host
Serial COM1
Audio Jack
USB Host
USB Client
Audio Jack
Scanner
Serial COM1
Audio Jack
Scanner
USB Client
Audio Jack
Serial COM3
Serial COM1
Antenna
Serial COM3
USB Client
Antenna
USB Host
Serial COM1
Antenna
USB Host
USB Client
Antenna
Battery Well Vent Aperture
Caution --- The vent aperture in the battery well should never be blocked with any device other than an approved LXE main
battery. The vent aperture functions to relieve any heat or pressure that may build up in the MX3X during everyday use.
If the vent hole is covered by an object, e.g. a tracking label, other than an approved LXE main battery, the touch screen may
be damaged. If damage occurs to the touch screen, please contact your LXE representative for the process to follow when
returning the device to LXE for repair.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 4 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Hardware
System Hardware
802.11b/g and a/b/g Wireless Client
The MX3X has an LXE 802.11x network card that supports diversity with two internal antennas. The CPU board does not allow
hot swapping the network card. Adjusting power management on the network card is set to static dynamic control.
WEP, WPA and LEAP are supported.
Central Processing Unit
The CPU is a 400MHz Intel Xscale PXA255 CPU. The operating system is Microsoft Windows CE 5.0. The OS image is
stored on an internal SD flash card and is loaded into DRAM for execution.
Xscale turbo mode switching is supported and turned on by default.
The MX3X supports the following I/O components of the core logic:
l
One PCMCIA slot (supports Type I or II PCMCIA cards).
l
One compact Flash card port (supports Type I and II cards).
l
One InfraRed port.
l
One Digitizer Input port (see Display).
l
Two I/O ports in six configurations (see Endcaps and COM Ports).
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 5 ] MX3X Reference Guide
System Memory
System Memory
A CF Card FLASH is used for ROM, Flash for Windows operating system and Flash memory for bundled applications. The
Flash is configured as the primary boot device and contains the Windows operating system image, boot loader, OAL,
applications, utilities and device drivers.
Any flash remaining beyond the Windows operating system image is formatted for use as a persistent memory drive (which
appears in My Computer as the folder labeled System). Any programs or data stored in this folder will not be lost if the memory
backup battery fails.
The computer has one Type II CF+ slot. The computer supports and auto detects up to 256MB of Type I compact flash
memory.
Video Subsystem
The display has a 640 pixel (horizontal) by 240 pixel (vertical) format. Display contrast is adjustable with key sequences.
Backlighting is available and can be adjusted with key sequences. The turn-off timing is configured through the Control Panel.
The display controller supports Windows CE graphics modes. Touch screen allows mouse functions (pointing and tapping on
the display or Signature Capture) using an LXE approved stylus.
There are two types of displays available:
l
l
transflective greyscale monochrome. The transflective monochrome is optimized for outdoor use but may also be used
indoors. The monochrome display has an electroluminescent backlight.
transmissive color. The transmissive color display is optimized for indoor lighting. It cannot be used without the backlight. The color display has a CCFL (Cold-Cathode Fluorescent Lighting) backlight.
The transflective display appears to have a greenish hue when the display is off or suspended. The transmissive display
appears black when the display is off or suspended.
Power Supply
The MX3X uses two batteries for operation.
A 1900 mAh replaceable Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery pack. The battery pack recharges while the computer is in a powered
cradle or when connected to the optional external power sources. The main battery can be removed and inserted in the MX3
Multi-Charger which simultaneously charges up to six battery packs in four hours.
An internal 50 mAh Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) backup battery. The backup battery is recharged directly by the main battery when
it is in the mobile device. Full charging of the backup battery may take several hours. The recharging of the backup battery is
automatically controlled by the operating system. The backup battery must be replaced by qualified service personnel.
Optional AC adapters are available – external AC power supplies (US and International) and a cigarette lighter adapter.
Audio Interface
An interface is available for headset operation. When a headset is plugged into the audio jack on the endcap, the main speaker
is disabled.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 6 ] MX3X Reference Guide
PCMCIA Slots
PCMCIA Slots
Use and operation of the Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA) device (e.g. PC card) is
dependent upon both the type of device installed and the application(s) running on the computer. Make sure the proper software
is pre-loaded and PC cards are properly configured.
Slot 0 – Network or SRAM Cards
When removing or installing the network card, protect the internal components and the network card from electrostatic
discharge.
The MX3X has one internal PCMCIA slot that conforms electrically to PCMCIA 2.1 specifications. The PC Slot supplies 0.75
of an amp at 5Volts or 3.3Volts. Battery voltage is supplied through unused pin 35 to support a WAN client device in the slot.
The PC slot is accessible by the use of a Phillips screwdriver to first loosen the endcap. It accepts Type I or II cards only. Slot
0 accepts PCMCIA 802.11 network cards or SRAM/Flash memory cards.
Slot 1 – Compact Flash Card
The MX3X has one internal Compact Flash card port that supports Type I and II CF+ cards. The slot is accessible when the
endcap has been loosened.
Bluetooth LXEZ Pairing
The MX3X contains Bluetooth version 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) up to 3.0 Mbit/s over the air. Bluetooth device
connection (or pairing) can occur at distances up to 32.8 ft (10 meters) Line of Sight. The wireless client retains wireless
connectivity while Bluetooth is active.
The user will not be able to select PIN authentication or encryption on connections to from the MX3X. However, the MX3X
supports authentication requests from pairing devices. If a pairing device requests authentication or encryption, the MX3X
displays a prompt for the PIN or passcode. Maximum encryption is 128 bit. Encryption is based on the length of the user’s
passcode.
Bluetooth will simultaneously support one printer as a slave Bluetooth device and one scanner, either as a slave or as a master
Bluetooth device.
l
l
l
l
The MX3X does not have a Bluetooth managed LED.
The LED on the Bluetooth scanner illuminates during a scanning operation; the Scan LED on the MX3X does not illuminate.
Barcode data captured by the Bluetooth scanner is manipulated by the settings in the MX3XScanner Properties control
panel applet.
Multiple beeps may be heard during a barcode scan using a mobile Bluetooth scanner; beeps from the mobile Bluetooth
scanner as the barcode data is accepted/rejected, and other beeps from the MX3X during final barcode data manipulation.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 7 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Endcaps and COM Ports
Endcaps and COM Ports
The MX3X supports three COM port options. Two external serial ports are dependent on the end cap chosen. A third serial port
is used to support an infrared transciever (barcode reader). An additional endcap configuration supports serial and USB slave
input/output at 1.5 MBps.
The COM 2 port is always the IR port on the back of the MX3X, regardless of the type of endcap installed. COM 2 can only be
accessed when a tethered scanner is connected to the RS-232 port on the cradle, and the MX3X is in the cradle. The cradle
does not need to be powered by an alternate AC or DC power source. Tethered scanners receive power from the MX3X’s main
battery.
On the Standard Range Scanner / Serial Port endcap COM 3 is the Integrated Scanner port. The integrated barcode scanner
scans only when the Scan button is pressed. To edit Scanner Com Port parameters, select Start | Settings | Control Panel |
Scanner. Change the parameter values and tap OK to save the changes.
On the Dual Serial Port endcap the COM1 port is the serial port on the right side of the endcap when the display is facing you.
Seat the connector firmly over the pins and turn the thumbscrews in a clockwise direction. Do not overtighten.
Note: When the MX3X has a remote antenna connector, it does not have an audio jack.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 8 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Endcap Combinations
Endcap Combinations
Left Port (2)
Right Port (3)
See (4)
Serial COM3
Serial COM1
Audio Jack
Serial COM3
USB Client
Audio Jack
USB Host
Serial COM1
Audio Jack
USB Host
USB Client
Audio Jack
Scanner
Serial COM1
Audio Jack
Scanner
USB Client
Audio Jack
Serial COM3
Serial COM1
Antenna
Serial COM3
USB Client
Antenna
USB Host
Serial COM1
Antenna
USB Host
USB Client
Antenna
Barcode scanners, tethered to the serial port on a cradle, send ASCII data to the MX3X in the cradle through the COM2 Port.
COM Port Switching
The COM 2 port is always the IR port on the back of the computer, regardless of the type of endcap installed.
On the Standard Range Scanner / Serial Port endcap COM 3 is the Integrated Scanner port.
On the Dual Serial Port endcap the COM1 port is the serial port on the right side of the endcap when the display is facing you.
The process used to enable the MX3X COM1 serial port for use with a tethered scanner is as follows:
Note: Use the scanner control panel to setup using both the integrated laser scanner and a tethered scanner.
To switch active scanner Com ports select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner | Main tab.
Note: If there is an integrated laser scanner, COM3 is greyed out – if there is no integrated laser scanner, Internal is
greyed out.
To assign baud rate, parity, stop bits and data bits to Com 1, Com 2 or Com3, select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner |
COMn tab.
Tethered Scanners
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 9 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Integrated Scanner Port
Integrated Scanner Port
The integrated laser barcode scanner is used to collect barcode data from any nearby compatible barcode label. Depending on
the size of the barcode, size of bars and spacing and quality of the barcode, the scanner is used to read barcodes between 3”
and 30”. The barcode scanner reads UPC/EAN, Code 39, Code 93, I 2 of 5, Discrete 2 of 5, Code 128, Codabar and MSI
symbologies.
The integrated laser scanner scans only when the Scan button is pressed. Scan buttons have no effect on tethered barcode
scanners connected to a serial port on the endcap or to the serial port on a cradle holding an MX3X. The SCNR LED illuminates
during any MX3X integrated scanner activation.
Serial Port
RS-232 connection is made through a labeled RS-232 Serial Port if installed. The connector is an industry-standard RS-232.
The connector is a PC/AT standard 9-pin “D” male connector.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 10 ] MX3X Reference Guide
LXE Connection Cable Technical Specification
LXE Connection Cable Technical Specification
The exact serial cable is crucial. Many commercial null modem cables will not work. LXE recommends the following cable:
Serial cable: 9000060CABLE
Some laptop devices do not properly implement all control lines on the serial port – the laptop connection will not work.
RTS/CTS Handshaking and the Serial Port
l
RTS Ready to Send
l
CTS Clear to Send
l
DTR Data Terminal Ready
l
DSR Data Set Ready
l
l
Remote Side The device sending data to and receiving data from the MX3X through the LXE serial cable connected to
the RS-232 ports on both devices.
LXE Serial Cable: 9000060CABLE
The MX3X serial port supports four types of handshaking via the LXE serial cable: None, standard Xon/Xoff, standard
DTR/DSR, and a form of RTS/CTS.
To use RTS/CTS, the remote side computer must clear the DTR line which sets the MX3X CTS line and allows the MX3X to
send data to the remote side.
And then signals and data travel smoothly between both devices.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 11 ] MX3X Reference Guide
USB Host / USB Client Port
USB Host / USB Client Port
USB Host / Client connection is made through an optional USB Port if installed. The connector is an industry-standard 9-pin
“D” male connector. An LXE USB cable is required to adapt the connection to a standard USB connector.
USB Host Cable
ActiveSync --- Connect from USB-C port to USB Type A host e.g. desktop PC, laptop, etc.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 12 ] MX3X Reference Guide
USB Client Cable
USB Client Cable
Connect from USB-H serial port to USB Type B Male receptacle on a USB hub, camera, etc.
Tethered Scanners
Do not connect a tethered scanner cable to a MX3X’s USB-C or USB-H labeled endcap port. These ports cannot power a
tethered scanner.
Tethered scanners connect to RS-232 labeled ports on the endcap and can connect to the RS-232 port on a powered cradle.
The MX3X Scan buttons have no effect on tethered barcode scanners (connected to a serial port). Tethered scanners read
barcode scans only when the trigger on the tethered scanner is pressed. The tethered scanner requires power on pin 9 of the
mobile device’s serial port.
To set the MX3X to use a tethered scanner, select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner | COM1 (or 2 or 3).
Tap the “Power on Pin 9 (+5V)” checkbox for the COM port selected. The COM port that accepts the scanner data can be
configured for data rate, parity, stop bits and data bits.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 13 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Programmable Scan Buttons
Programmable Scan Buttons
There are two buttons, one on each side of the display. The buttons can be programmed to perform specific functions.
The programmable keys have no effect on barcode scanners tethered to the device.
When there is no integrated scanner installed, both buttons default to Enter buttons (with the exception of IBM 5250 terminal
emulation devices – in this case, the left button is labeled and functions as Field Exit).
Note: The programmable Scan key is the Field Exit key when the MX3X is an IBM 5250 / TN5250 compatible device.
To edit the button parameters, select Start | Settings | Control Panel | KeyPad. Change the parameter values and tap OK to
save the changes.
Field Exit Key Function (IBM 5250/TN5250 Only)
The Field Exit key is used to exit an input field. If the field is an Auto Enter field, the auto transmit function is activated. This
key function is present on the IBM 5250/TN5250 specific keypad only.
Scan Buttons and the SCNR LED
The SCNR LED, located above the keypad, illuminates during an integrated barcode scanner function. It is affected by internal
scanner algorithms.
l
Red – scanning.
l
Green – good scan.
l
Unlit – laser scanner is inactive.
The Scan buttons have no effect on tethered barcode scanners connected to a serial port. Tethered scanners read barcode
scans only when the trigger on the tethered scanner is pressed. Pressing the trigger on the tethered scanner has no effect on
the mobile device’s Scan buttons.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 14 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Display
Display
The touchscreen display is an LCD unit capable of supporting VGA graphics modes. Display size is 640 x 240 pixels. The
display covering is designed to resist stains. The touchscreen allows signature capture and touch input. A pen stylus is
included. The touchscreen responds to an actuation force (touch) of 4 oz. of pressure (or greater).
transflective greyscale monochrome and transmissive color. The transmissive color display is optimized for indoor lighting. It
cannot be used without the backlight. The transflective monochrome is optimized for outdoor use but may also be used
indoors. The monochrome display has an electroluminescent backlight. The color display has a CCFL (Cold- Cathode
Fluorescent Lighting) backlight.
The transflective display appears to have a greenish hue when the display is off. The transmissive display appears black when
the display is off.
The choice between font sizes is made in the Control Panel option Display | Appearance. Font size selection may be
overridden by a user supplied application.
The display is automatically turned off when the System Idle timer or Suspend timer expires.
Display and Display Backlight Timer
When the System Idle timer expires the display is turned off. The default value for the battery power timer is 15 seconds. The
default value for the external power timer is 2 minutes.
When the User Idle timer expires the screen display backlight is turned off. The default value for the battery power timer is 3
seconds. The default value for the external power timer is 2 minutes.
Both values can be adjusted using the Control Panel option Display | Backlight or Power | Schemes.
Any of the following will wake the display and display backlight:
l
Any key on the keypad
l
Stylus touch on the touchscreen
l
Power button tap When the display wakes up, the timers will begin the countdown again.
When any of the above events occurs prior to the timers expiring, the timers start the countdown again.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 15 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Keypad
Keypad
The QWERTY keypad is phosphorescent. A phosphorescent keypad does not use a keypad backlight but glows in dim/dark
areas after exposure to a light source.
Key Functions
Scan
(Scanner integrated into endcaps only.) The Scan key activates the scanner when a scanner endcap is installed and the Scan
button is pressed. The internal scanner scans only when the Scan button is pressed. A Scan button press has no effect on
externally attached scanners. See previous section titled “Programmable Buttons.” When there is no integrated scanner
endcap, the Scan keys function as Enter keys. For IBM 5250 configurations, the left button is the “Field Exit” key.
Enter
The Enter key is used to confirm a forms entry or to transmit information. How it is used is determined by the application
running on the computer.
2nd
The 2nd key is used to activate the 2nd functions of the keypad. Printed on many keys at the upper left corner are small
characters that represent the 2nd function of that key. Using the 2nd key activates the second key function. Note that the 2nd
key only stays active for one keystroke. Each time you need to use the 2nd function you must press the 2nd key. To cancel a
2nd function before pressing another key, press the 2nd key again.
When the 2nd function is active, the 2nd LED illuminates.
Ctrl
The Ctrl key enables the control functions of the keypad. This function is similar to a regular keyboard’s Control key. Note that
the Ctrl key only stays active for one keystroke. Each time you need to use a Ctrl function, you need to press the Ctrl key
before pressing the desired key.
When the Ctrl function is active, the Ctrl LED illuminates.
Alt
The Alt key enables the alternate functions of the keypad. This function is similar to a regular keyboard’s Alt key. Note that the
Alt key only stays active for one keystroke. Each time you need to use an alternate function, you need to press the Alt key
before pressing the desired key.
When the Alt function is active, the Alt LED illuminates.
Shft
The Shft key enables the shifted functions of the keypad. This function is similar to a regular keyboard’s Shift key. Note that
the Shift key only stays active for one keystroke. Each time you need to use a Shifted function, you need to press the Shft key
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 16 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Caps Key and CapsLock Mode
before pressing the desired key. When the Shft function is active, the Shft LED illuminates. When the Shft key is pressed the
next key is determined by the major key legends, i.e., the alpha keys display lower case letters – when CAPS is On alpha
characters are capitalized. For example, when CAPS is on and the Shft key and the G key are pressed, a lower case g is
displayed.
Spc
The Spc key adds a space to the line of data on the display. This function is similar to a regular keyboard’s Spacebar. Note that
the Spc key only stays active for one keystroke.
Caps Key and CapsLock Mode
This function is similar to a regular keyboard’s CapsLock key. Note that the CapsLock mode stays active until the CapsLock
key sequence is pressed again. Each time you need to use a Caps function, you need to press the Caps key sequence first. To
cancel a CapsLock function press the Caps key sequence again. When the CapsLock mode is active, the Caps LED
illuminates.
The CapsLock key sequence is 2nd + F1.
l
No CapsLock AND No Shift keypress – result is a lowercase letter.
l
CapsLock OR Shift – result is an uppercase letter.
l
CapsLock AND Shift keypress – result is a lowercase letter.
Keypad Shortcuts
Use keyboard shortcuts instead of the stylus:
l
Press Tab and an Arrow key to select a file.
l
Press Shift and an Arrow key to select several files.
l
Once you’ve selected a file, press Alt then press Enter to open its Properties dialog.
l
Press 2nd then press numeric dot to delete a file.
l
To force the Start menu to display, press Ctrl then press Esc.
Custom Key Maps
A key or combination of keys can be remapped to provide a single keypress, a string of keypresses or to execute an application
or command.
All key remapping is done using the KeyPad option in the Control Panel.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 17 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Speaker
Speaker
The speaker is located on the front of the MX3X above the Power button. The Speaker has a loudness of at least 90 dB (2700
Hz) at 10 cm measured from the front of the unit. The Speaker volume is adjustable via the keypad or the Control Panel or by
an application through the use of an API call.
There are 16 distinct volume levels. The minimum volume level is 0 (no sound) with a default setting of maximum non-distorted
volume. The volume sticks at maximum and minimum levels.
The speaker is disabled when a headset is plugged into the Audio Jack on the endcap. Speaker volume is enabled and
adjusted using the Control Panel Volume & Sounds control panel.
After the speaker has been enabled using the Control Panel option, speaker volume is adjusted using the 2nd + <F8> key
sequence, if desired. Operational “beeps” are emitted from the speaker.
IR port
At the back of the MX3X is an Infrared (IR) Data Port. The IR Port is designed to provide a data link between the mobile device
and a similarly equipped piece of equipment such as a printer. The IR port is the MX3X’s COM 2 port and is a bi-directional halfduplex communication port. It supports baud rates up to 115k, SIR (Slow IR). It will support serial port emulation, as well as
IrDA and Winsock over IR protocols. It also supports ActiveSync.
The IR operating envelope has a distance range of 2 cm (.79 inches) to 1 meter (3.2 feet) with a viewing angle of 30 degrees.
The MX3X uses IrDA protocol to send data in both directions, but not simultaneously. When sending data through the IR port,
make sure the IR port on the first mobile device and the IR port on the second mobile device are in close proximity to each
other. IrDA is not required and not used by terminal emulation programs.
When the MX3X is docked in a cradle, the Status LED on the cradle is red when data is being transmitted through the IR port.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 18 ] MX3X Reference Guide
LED Functions
LED Functions
Across the top of the keypad are LEDs that provide visual cues to current MX3X operation. When the LED is not illuminated,
the function is inactive.
2nd
2nd LED. The next keypress is a 2nd keypress. Amber when on. Blinks amber during configuration key sequence.
ALT
The next keypress is an ALT keypress. Amber when on and unlit when off.
CTRL
The next keypress is a CTRL keypress. Amber when on and unlit when off.
SHFT
The next letter is the uppercase letter on alpha keys and the shifted character on the numeric keypad keys. Amber when on and
unlit when off.
CAPS
Uppercase letters are active until the CAPS key sequence is pressed again. Amber when on and unlit when off.
SCNR
Barcode scanner function, affected by both tethered scanners and the scanner endcap. Red – scanning. Green – good scan.
Unlit – scanner is inactive.
BATT B
Backup Battery. When illuminated, the backup battery is charging. When unlit, the backup battery is not charging
STAT
Status Indicator. Amber – device is booting up. Blinking Green when display Suspend state begins.
BATT M
Main Battery. When illuminated, main battery capacity is low. Red – low battery. Blinking Red – power fail. Unlit – Main battery
is not low OR all charge is depleted in both batteries..
CHGR
Charger. When on, the mobile device is receiving external power either from the DC power jack or the MX3X is seated in a
powered cradle.
l
Red – Main battery is charging.
l
Amber – Fault or temporary standby Contact your LXE representative for assistance.
l
Green – battery charge is complete and the MX3X is connected to external power through the power jack or a powered
cradle.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 19 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Power
Power
Power Modes
The MX3X has four power modes: On, Suspend, Critical Suspend and Off.
Primary Events
l
Any key on the keypad
l
COM1 activity
l
Touch on the touchscreen
l
Power button tap
l
COM3 activity
l
PC card activity
l
USB client connection
l
External power connection
l
Scanner activity
On Mode
The Display
When the display is On:
l
l
l
the keyboard, touchscreen and all peripherals function normally
the display backlight is on until the Backlight timer expires (default is 3 seconds) 15 seconds afterwards, the display
turns off.
when the main battery is hot-swapped, the display is turned Off.
The Mobile Device
After a new mobile device has been received, a charged main battery inserted, and the Power button tapped, the computer is
always On until both batteries are drained completely of power.
When the main battery and backup battery are drained completely, the unit is in the Off mode. The unit transitions from the Off
mode to the On mode when a charged main battery is inserted or external power is applied. Press the Power button to turn the
device on.
User Idle Mode
Note: When the display backlight is Off, the unit is still On. The unit functions normally – a tethered scanner trigger press
or an integrated scanner Scan key press will cause scans. Communications through the network or serial ports continue.
User Idle timers are set using Start | Settings | Control Panel | Power | Schemes tab. The display backlight is turned off when
one of the following occurs:
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 20 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Suspend Mode
l
the user idle timer expires before a wakeup event takes place
l
the Power button is tapped which immediately places the unit into Suspend Mode.
Display Backlight Suspend timers are set using Start | Settings | Control Panel | Display | Backlight tab.
Any of the following primary events will wake the display and display backlight:
l
Any key on the keypad
l
Stylus touch on the touchscreen
l
Power button tap
When the display backlight wakes up, the User Idle Timer begins the countdown again. When any of the above events occur
prior to the timer expiring, the timer begins the countdown again.
The first display backlight wakeup key press or touch is sent to the operating system or running application. Once the display is
On, the keyboard and touchscreen function normally.
System Idle Mode
Note: When the display is Off, the unit is still On. The unit functions normally – tethered scanner trigger press or
integrated scanner Scan key press will cause scans. Communications through the network or serial ports continue.
System Idle timers are set using Start | Settings | Control Panel | Power | Schemes tab.
The display is turned off when the System Idle timer expires before a wakeup event takes place. The Power button is tapped
which immediately wakes the unit up. The Status LED blinks green when the Display enters Off mode.
Any of the following primary events will wake the display and display backlight:
l
Any key on the keypad
l
Stylus touch on the touch screen
l
Power button tap
When the display wakes up, the System Idle Timer begins the countdown again. When any of the above events occur prior to
the timer expiring, the timer begins the countdown again. The first display wakeup key press or touch is sent to the operating
system or running application. Once the display is On, the keyboard and touch screen function normally.
Suspend Mode
The Suspend mode is entered when the device is either inactive for a predetermined period of time, the user taps the Power
button or the user selects Start | Suspend.
Suspend timers are set using Start | Settings | Control Panel | Power | Schemes tab. Any of the following can be configured to
wake the unit and reset both the display and display backlight timers:
l
Any key on the keypad
l
PC card activity
l
Power button tap
l
Stylus touch on the touchscreen
l
COM1 CTS
l
External power connection
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 21 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Critical Suspend Mode
l
COM3 CTS
l
USB client connection
When the device wakes up, the User Idle, System Idle and the Suspend timers begin the countdown again. When any one of
the above events occurs prior to the Suspend timer expiring, the timer starts the countdown again.
The first wakeup key press or touch is not sent to the operating system or running application – the first keypress or touch is
only used to wake up the unit and reset the timers. Once the unit has transitioned from the Suspend mode to the On mode, the
unit, keyboard and touchscreen function normally.
Critical Suspend Mode
The purpose of the Critical Suspend mode is to reduce power consumption to a lower level that still retains the contents of
SDRAM. The device enters Critical Suspend Mode only when the main battery has failed or is removed/hot-swapped. The
backup battery is supplying power to the unit during Critical Suspend Mode.
When hot-swapping (the main battery is removed and replaced), the display turns off, the BATT M LED begins to flash red, all
peripherals are shut down, the CPU clock is stopped, and power is removed from the PCMCIA card.
When the device is in the Critical Suspend state (the main battery is in place and the device is being powered by the backup
battery), the display turns off, the BATT M LED begins to flash red, all peripherals are shut down, the CPU clock is stopped,
and power is removed from the PCMCIA card. The operating system is saving the state prior to the main battery failing and
cannot be used.
If a fully charged main battery is installed before the backup battery is depleted (approximately 5 minutes) the device
transitions to the Suspend state. To resume operation tap the Power key.
If the backup battery is depleted before a fully charged main battery is inserted, the device immediately turns itself Off and all
unsaved information is lost. Insert a fully charged main battery and press the Power button to turn the device On.
Off Mode
The MX3X enters the Off Mode when the Main Battery and the Backup Battery are depleted. Insert a fully charged main battery
and press the Power button to turn the device On.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 22 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Batteries
Batteries
Note: LXE recommends that the correct MX3 Multicharger Plus always be used to charge the MX3X’s main battery. The
Multicharger plus label is located on the back of the MX3X multi-charger and the multicharger must have been upgraded
to V1.01 to charge the MX3X’s main battery pack to 100%. Contact your LXE representative for further information about
theV1.01 upgrade kit, if needed.
The MX3X is designed to work with a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery pack from LXE. The MX3X receives continuous power from
two batteries. There is a Lithium-Ion main battery that can be recharged separately by an LXE approved battery charging unit.
The main battery is recharged, if required, while installed in a powered cradle or when the MX3X is connected to external power
using the power jack. There is a 50 mAh Nickel-Cadmium (NiCd) backup battery inside the MX3X that is recharged only by the
main battery.
Note: LXE recommends the correct Desktop Cradle always be used to store / charge / communicate with the MX3X. The
Desktop Cradle label is located on the bottom of the cradle. The Desktop cradle, compatible with the MX3X, Product
Number is MX3002DSKCRDL.
Main Battery
The main battery has a rugged plastic enclosure that is designed to withstand the ordinary rigors of an industrial environment.
Exercise care when transporting the battery pack making sure it does not come in contact with excessive heat, metal objects
(coins, keys) or any power source other than the LXE Multi-Charger or the MX3X battery well. When the main battery is
properly installed in the MX3X it provides up to eight hours of operation depending upon operation and accessories installed.
The battery pack is resistant to impact damage and falls of up to four feet to a concrete surface.
Under normal conditions it should last approximately eight hours before requiring a recharge. The more you use the scanner,
the wireless client, or the backlight at it’s brightest setting, the shorter the time required between battery recharges.
Battery Hot-Swapping
When the main battery power level is low, the MX3X will signal the user with a warning dialog box on the display and the BATT
M LED illuminates red. The Batt-M LED is illuminated until the main battery is replaced, the battery completely depletes,
external power is applied to the mobile device using the power jack, or the MX3X is placed in a powered cradle.
You can replace the main battery by simply removing the discharged battery and installing a fully charged battery within a five
minute time limit (or before the backup battery depletes). When the main battery is removed, the MX3X automatically
transitions to the Critical Suspend state. During Critical Suspend, theMX3X’s backup battery will continue to power the unit for
at least five minutes. Though data is retained, the MX3X cannot be used until a fully charged main battery is installed. After
installing the fully charged battery, the MX3Xautomatically transitions to the Suspend state. To resume from the Suspend
state, tap the Power button. Full operational recovery from Suspend can take several seconds while the wireless device is
reestablishing a network link.
If the backup battery depletes before a fully charged main battery can be inserted, the MX3X will turn OFF and the Power key
must be used after the main battery is installed.
All configuration data is saved to flash memory before the computer powers off.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 23 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Low Battery Warning
Low Battery Warning
It is recommended that the main battery be removed and replaced when it’s energy depletes. When the Low Battery Warning
appears do an orderly shut down of the mobile device, minimizing the operation of any optional equipment and insuring any
information is saved that should be saved. When the mobile device is in an ON state, a low battery warning dialog box appears
on the display and the Batt-M LED illuminates red. An uninterrupted external power source (wall AC adapters or DC/DC
converters) transfers power to the mobile device internal charging circuitry which, in turn, recharges the main battery and
backup battery.
Note: Once you receive the Low Battery Warning, you have approximately 5 minutes to perform an orderly shutdown and
replace the main battery before the unit powers off. The Low Battery Warning will transition to Critical Suspend before the
MX3X powers off.
Critical Suspend State
The Critical Suspend state or mode can only be entered because of a main battery Power failure. A main battery Power failure
can occur because the battery’s energy has been depleted or the battery has been removed.
When the mobile device is in the Critical Suspend state the main battery LED illuminates, the System LED blinks red, all
peripherals are shut down, the CPU clock is stopped, and power is removed from the PCMCIA cards.
The operating system is saving the state prior to the backup battery failing and cannot be used. If a new fully charged main
battery is installed before the backup battery fully depletes the operating system will transition to the Suspend state. To
resume operation tap the Power key.
Backup Battery
The MX3X has a backup battery that is designed to provide limited-duration electrical power in the event of main battery failure.
The backup battery is a 50 mAh Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) battery that is factory installed in the unit. The need for recharging of
the backup battery is automatically detected and controlled by the operating system. The energy needed to charge the backup
battery comes from the main battery.
It takes several hours of operation before the backup battery is capable of supporting the operation of the MX3X. The duration
of backup battery life is dependent upon operation of the MX3X, it’s features and any operating applications. The backup
battery is replaced by LXE.
Note: An uninterrupted external power source (wall AC adapters or DC/DC converters) transfers power to the MX3X’s
internal charging circuitry which, in turn, recharges the main battery and backup battery.
Backup Battery Maintenance
Note: Make sure there is a fully charged main battery in the MX3X before running the backup battery Discharge Utility.
The backup battery can be discharged and charged while the MX3X is receiving external power through the Power Jack
or from a powered cradle.
The NiCd backup battery should be discharged completely once or twice a year. The main battery will fully charge the backup
battery. This process will allow longer life for the backup battery.
The backup battery is discharged by selecting Start | Settings | Control Panel | Battery and tapping the “Discharge” button. The
discharge utility shows the progress of the discharging. At this time, the program can be exited while continuing the discharge
process. Normal use of the MX3X can resume during the discharge, with the exception of Hot-Swapping the main battery.
When the backup battery is fully discharged, the MX3X will automatically stop the discharge process and begin to recharge the
backup battery.
DO NOT REMOVE THE MAIN BATTERY from the MX3X until the backup battery is completely discharged – in
approximately 1 hour and recharged in approximately 2.5 hours.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 24 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Software
Software
Introduction
There are several different aspects to the setup, configuration and operation of the MX3X. Many of the setup and configuration
settings are dependent upon the optional features such as hardware and software installed on the unit. The examples found in
this section are to be used as examples only, the configuration of your specific MX3X computer may vary. The following
sections provide a general reference for the configuration of the MX3X and some of its optional features.
Operating System
Your MX3X operating system is Windows CE 5.0 or CE .NET 4.2. The MX3X operating system revision is displayed on the
Desktop. This is the factory default value for the Desktop Display Background.
Windows CE 5.0 Operating System
For general use instruction, please refer to commercially available Windows CE user’s guides or the Windows CE on-line
Help application installed with the MX3X.
This segment assumes the system administrator is familiar with Microsoft Windows options and capabilities loaded on most
standard Windows computers.
Therefore, the sections that follow describe only those Windows capabilities that are unique to the MX3X and its Windows CE
environment.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 25 ] MX3X Reference Guide
General Windows CE Keyboard Shortcuts
General Windows CE Keyboard Shortcuts
Use the keyboard shortcuts in the chart below to navigate with the MX3X keyboard. These are standard keyboard shortcuts for
Windows CE applications.
Press these keys …
To …
CTRL + C
Copy
CTRL + X
Cut
CTRL + V
Paste
CTRL + Z
Undo
DELETE
Delete
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+ESC
Cycle through items in the order they were opened.
CTRL+ESC
Display the Start menu.
ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name
Display the corresponding menu.
Underlined letter in a command name on an
open menu
Carry out the corresponding command.
ESC
Cancel the current task.
The touchscreen provides equivalent functionality to a mouse:
l
l
A touch on the touchscreen is equivalent to a left mouse click.
Many items can be moved by the “drag and drop” method, touching the desired item, moving the stylus across the
screen and releasing the stylus in the desired location.
l
A double stylus tap is equivalent to a double click.
l
A touch and hold is equivalent to a right mouse click.
Note: Some applications may not support this right click method. Please review documentation for the application to see
if it provides for right mouse click configuration.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 26 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Warmboot
Warmboot
A warmboot reboots the computer without erasing any registry data. However, any applications installed to RAM are lost, as is
all data in RAM. This happens because the operating system is stored on the flash drive, but must be loaded into RAM to run.
All registry configurations are automatically preserved. Any applications stored as .CAB files in the System directory and
configured in the registry to persist are reinstalled on boot up by the Launch utility.
Coldboot
A coldboot reboots the computer, erases all registry data and returns the computer to factory default settings. In order to be
preserved, applications and data must be stored in the System folder. Registry information is not preserved. Only factory
default applications and drivers stored as .CAB files in the System directory are loaded by Launch.
A cold boot is initiated by running the Coldboot application in the \Windows directory. This application automatically cold boots
the MX3X, erasing any customer applied registry changes and returning the MX3X to its factory settings.
Clearing Persistent Storage / Reset to Default Settings
The coldboot utility sets all registry settings back to LXE factory defaults. No other clearing is available or necessary.
Folders Copied at Startup
The following folders are copied on startup:
l
System\Desktop=> Windows\Desktop
l
System\Favorites=> Windows\Favorites
l
System\Fonts=> Windows\Fonts
l
System\Help => Windows\Help
l
System\Programs=> Windows\Programs
This function copies only the directory contents, no sub-folders.
The following folders are NOT copied on startup:
l
Windows\AppMgr
l
Windows\Recent
l
Windows\Startup
Because copying these has no effect on the system or an incorrect effect.
Files in the Startup folder are executed, but only from System\Startup. Windows\Startup is parsed too early in the boot
process so it has no effect.
Executables in System\Startup must be the actual executable, not a shortcut, because shortcuts are not parsed by launch.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 27 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Saving Changes to the Registry
Saving Changes to the Registry
The MX3X saves the registry when you:
l
Tap Start | Run then type Warmboot. Tap OK.
l
Perform a Suspend / Resume function (by pressing the Pwr key and then pressing it again).
l
Install Restart in the Start menu by Start | Run then type CTL RESTART=1 and tap the OK button. Tap Start | Restart.
The registry save process takes 0 – 3 seconds. If nothing has been changed, nothing is saved (e.g. 0 seconds)
The registry is automatically saved every 20 minutes. It is also saved every tenth time the registry settings are changed.
Registry settings are changed when control panel applet (e.g. Date/Time) parameters are changed by the user and a warm boot
was not performed afterward.
When you tap Start | Run then type Coldboot and tap the OK button, factory default registry settings are loaded during
coldboot. All customized changes and settings are lost.
Software Load
The software loaded on the mobile computer consists of Windows CE 5.0 OS, hardware-specific OEM Adaptation Layer,
device drivers, Internet Explorer 6.0 for Windows CE browser and utilities. The software supported is summarized below:
Operating System
l
Full Operating System License: Includes all operating system components, including Windows CE 5.0 kernel, file system, communications, connectivity (for remote APIs), device drivers, events and messaging, graphics, keyboard and
touchscreen input, window management, and common controls.
Network and Device Drivers
Bluetooth (Optional)
Note: Please contact your LXE representative for software updates and CAB files as they are released by LXE.
Software Applications
The following applications are included:
l
WordPad(was PocketWord in previous versions of Windows CE)
l
Scanner Wedge (LXE developed)
l
ActiveSync
l
Transcriber
l
Internet Explorer
l
Word Viewer
l
Excel Viewer
l
PDF Viewer
l
Image Viewer
Note that the viewer applications allow viewing documents, but not editing them.
Bluetooth (Optional)
Only installed on a Bluetooth equipped MX3X. The System Administrator can Discover and Pair targeted Bluetooth devices for
each MX3X. The System Administrator can enable / disable Bluetooth settings and assign a Computer Friendly name for each
MX3X.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 28 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Java (Optional)
The Bluetooth control panel can be accessed by tapping Start | Settings | Control Panel | Bluetooth or by doubletapping the
Bluetooth icon in the taskbar or on the desktop.
Java (Optional)
Installed by LXE. Files can be accessed by tapping Start | Programs | JEM-CE. Doubletap the EVM icon to open the EVM
Console. A folder of Java examples and Plug-ins is also installed with the Java option. LXE does not support Java applications
running on the mobile device.
LXE RFTerm (Optional)
Installed by LXE. The application can be accessed by clicking Start | Programs | RFTerm.
Wavelink Avalanche Enabler Optional
The Wavelink Avalanche Enabler installation file is loaded on the MX3X by LXE; however, the device is not configured to
launch the installation file automatically. The installation application must be run manually the first time Avalanche is used.
Following installation, the Wavelink Avalanche Enabler will be an auto-launch application. This behavior can be modified by
accessing the Avalanche Update Settings panel through the Enabler Interface.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 29 ] MX3X Reference Guide
MX3X Utilities
MX3X Utilities
The following files are pre-loaded by LXE.
LAUNCH.EXE
Launch works in coordination with registry settings to allow drivers or applications to be loaded automatically into DRAM at
system startup. Registry settings control what gets launched; see the App Note for information on these settings. For
examples, you can look at the registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ LXE \ Persist
Launch will execute .CAB files, .BAT files, or .EXE files.
App Note
All applications to be installed into persistent memory must be in the form of Windows CE CAB files. These CAB files exist as
separate files from the main installation image, and are copied to the CE device using ActiveSync, or using a Compact Flash
ATA card. The CAB files are copied from ATA or using ActiveSync Explore into the folder System, which is the persistent
storage virtual drive. Then, information is added to the registry, if desired, to make the CAB file auto-launch at startup.
The registry information needed is under the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ LXE \ Persist, as follows. The main
subkey is any text, and is a description of the file. Then 3 mandatory values are added:
FileName is the name of the CAB file, with the path (usually \System).
Installed is a DWORD value of 0, which changes to 1 once auto-launch installs the file.
FileCheck is the name of a file to look for to determine if the CAB file is installed. This will be the name of one of the files (with
path) installed by the CAB file. Since the CAB file installs into DRAM, when memory is lost this file is lost, and the CAB file
must be reinstalled.
There are three optional fields that may be added:
Order is used to force a sequence of events. Order=0 is first, and Order=99 is last. Two items which have the same order will
be installed in the same pass, but not in a predictable sequence.
Delay is used to add a delay after the item is loaded, before the next is loaded. The delay is given in seconds, and defaults to 0
if not specified. If the install fails (or the file to be installed is not found), the delay does not occur.
PCMCIA is used to indicate that the file (usually a CAB file) being loaded is a radio driver, and the PCMCIA slots should be
started after this file is loaded. By default, the PCMCIA slots are off on powerup, to prevent the “Unidentified PCMCIA Slot”
dialog from appearing. Once the drivers are loaded, the slot can be turned on. The value in the PCMCIA field is a DWORD,
representing the number of seconds to wait after installing the CAB file, but before activating the slot (a latency to allow the
thread loading the driver to finish installation). The default value of 0 means the slot is not powered on. The default values for
the default radio drivers (listed below) is 1, meaning one second elapses between the CAB file loading and the slot powering
up.
The auto-launch process proceeds as follows:
l
l
l
l
The launch utility opens the registry database and reads the list of CAB files to auto-launch.
First it looks for FileName to see if the CAB file is present. If not, the registry entry is ignored. If it is present, and the
Installed flag is not set, auto-launch makes a copy of the CAB file (since it gets deleted by installation), and runs the
Microsoft utility WCELOAD to install it.
If the Installed flag is set, auto-launch looks for the FileCheck file. If it is present, the CAB file is installed, and that registry entry is complete. If the FileCheck file is not present, memory has been lost, and the utility calls WCELOAD to reinstall the CAB file.
Then, the whole process repeats for the next entry in the registry, until all registry entries are analyzed.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 30 ] MX3X Reference Guide
LAUNCH.EXE and Persistent Storage
l
l
l
To force execution every time (for example, for AUTOEXEC.BAT), use a FileCheck of “dummy”, which will never be
found, forcing the item to execute.
For persist keys specifying .EXE or .BAT files, the executing process is started, and then Launch will continue, leaving
the loading process to run independently. For other persist keys (including .CAB files), Launch will wait for the loading
process to complete before continuing. This is important, for example, to ensure that a .CAB file is installed before the
.EXE files from the .CAB file are run.
Note that the auto-launch process can also launch batch files (*.BAT), executable files (*.EXE), registry setting files
(*.REG), or sound files (*.WAV). The mechanism is the same as listed above, but the appropriate CE application is
called, depending on file type.
Registry information is already in the default image for the following:
Note: Registry entries may vary depending on software revision level and options ordered with the MX3X.
LAUNCH.EXE and Persistent Storage
If any of the following directories are created in the \SYSTEM folder, Launch automatically copies all of the files in these
directories to the respective folder on the flash drive:
l
AppMgr
l
Desktop
l
Favorites
l
Fonts
l
Help
l
Programs
l
Recent
Note: Files in the Startup folder are executed, but only from \System\Startup. They are not copied to another directory.
REGEDIT.EXE
Registry Editor – LXE recommends caution when editing the Registry and also recommends making a backup copy of the
registry before changes are made.
REGLOAD.EXE
Double-tapping a registry settings file (e.g. REG) causes RegLoad to open the file and make the indicated settings in the
registry. This is similar to how RegEdit works on a desktop PC. The .REG file format is the same as on the desktop PC.
REGDUMP.EXE
Registry dump – Saves a copy of the registry as a text file. The file, REG.TXT, is located in the root folder.
Note: The REG.TXT file is not saved in persistent storage. To use the REG.TXT file as a reference in the even of a
coldboot, LXE recommends copying the file to the \SYSTEM directory on the MX3X or storing a copy of the file on a PC.
WARMBOOT.EXE
Double click this file to warm boot the computer (i.e., all RAM is preserved). It automatically saves the registry before rebooting
which means configuration changes are not lost.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 31 ] MX3X Reference Guide
WAVPLAY.EXE
WAVPLAY.EXE
Double tapping a sound file (e.g. WAV) causes WavPlay to open the file and run it in the background.
MX3X Command-line Utilities
Command line utilities can be executed by Start | Run | [program name].
COLDBOOT.EXE
Command line utility which performs a cold boot (all RAM is erased).
Passwords are lost upon cold boot. If a password is set, that password must be entered to begin the cold boot power cycle
process.
PrtScrn.EXE
Command line utility which performs a screen print and saves the file in .BMP format in the \System folder. Tap Start | Run and
type prtscrn and tap OK, or press Enter. There is a 10 second delay before the screen print is made. The device beeps and
screen captured file (scrnnnnn.bmp) is placed in the \System folder. The numeric filename is incremented by 1 each time the
PrtScrn function is activated. The command is not case-sensitive.
API Calls
See Also: LXE CE API Programming Guide
The LXE CE API Programming Guide documents only the LXE-specific API calls for the MX3X. It is intended as an addition to
the standard Microsoft Windows CE API documentation. Details of many of the calls in the LXE guide may be found in
Microsoft’s documentation.
The APIs documented in the programming guide are included in the file LXEAPI.DLL, which is in the standard Windows CE
image on the MX3X.
For ease of software development, the files LXEAPI.H and LXEAPI.LIB are available on the accessories CD, which are the
C/C++ include files and the link library for the DLL, respectively.
A full SDK is now included for Microsoft Embedded Visual C++ 4.0 (which is available free on the Microsoft website).
Access Files on the Flash Card
Click the My Device icon on the Desktop then click the System icon.
A flash card is used for permanent storage of the MX3X drivers, CAB files and utilities. It is also used for registry content back
up.
CAB files, when executed, are not deleted.
Note: Always perform a warm reset (Start / Run / Warmboot) when exchanging one flash card for another.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 32 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Desktop Icons
Desktop Icons
For general use instruction, please refer to commercially available Windows CE user’s guides or the Windows on-line Help
application installed in the mobile device.
The MX3X Desktop appearance is similar to that of a desktop PC running Windows 2000 or XP.
At a minimum, it has the following icons that can be double tapped with the stylus to access My Computer, Internet Explorer,
and the Recycle Bin.
At the bottom of the screen is the Start button. Tapping the Start Button causes the Start Menu to pop up. It contains the
standard Windows menu options: Programs, Favorites, Documents, Settings, Help, and Run.
Desktop Icon
Function
Access files and programs.
Storage for files that are to be deleted.
Discover and then pair with nearby discoverable Bluetooth devices.
Storage for downloaded files / applications.
Connect to the Internet/intranet (requires radio card and Internet Service Provider – ISP
enrollment is not available from LXE).
The eXpress Scan utility allows an administrator to scan barcodes to provide the initial network
and Avalanche Mobile Device Server address configuration. This eliminates the need to edit
radio parameters manually on the LXE device. eXpress Scan uses barcodes created with
eXpress Config.
A shortcut to the Remote Desktop Configuration utility.
Wavelink® Avalanche Mobility Center™ (Avalanche MC) is a remote client management
system that is designed to distribute software and configuration updates to monitored devices,
including LXE® computers with Microsoft® Windows® CE.
The enabler for Wavelink Avalanche is loaded on the LXE device but not installed. When the
enabler is installed this icon is displayed on the desktop.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 33 ] MX3X Reference Guide
My Device Folders
Desktop Icon
Function
Java is an option installed by LXE. Tapping the desktop icon displays information on the Java
version installed.
Access programs, select from the Favorites listing, documents last worked on, change/view
settings for the control panel or taskbar, on-line help or run programs.
Taskbar icons. The number and type of icons displayed are based on the device type, installed
options and configuration of the LXE device.
My Device Folders
Folder
Description
Preserved upon Reboot?
Application Data Data saved by running applications
No
My Documents
Storage for downloaded files / applications No
Network
Mounted network drive
No
Program Files
Applications
No
System
Internal SD Flash Card (CAB file storage)
Yes
Temp
Location for temporary files
No
Windows
Operating System in Secure Storage
No
Wavelink Avalanche Enabler (Optional)
Note: If the user is NOT using Wavelink Avalanche to manage their mobile device, the Enabler should not be installed on
the mobile device(s).
The following features are supported by the Wavelink Avalanche Enabler when used in conjunction with the Avalanche
Manager.
After configuration, Enabler files are installed upon initial bootup and after a hard reset. Network parameter configuration is
supported for:
l
IP address: DHCP or static IP
l
RF network SSID
l
DNS hosts (primary, secondary, tertiary)
l
Subnet mask
l
Enabler update
Related Manual: “Using Wavelink Avalanche on LXE Windows Computers”.
The MX3X has the Avalanche Enabler installation files loaded, but not installed, on the mobile device when it is shipped from
LXE. The installation files are located in the System folder on CE devices. The installation application must be run manually
the first time Avalanche is used.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 34 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Internet Explorer
After the installation application is manually run, a reboot is necessary for the Enabler to begin normal performance. Following
this reboot, the Enabler will by default be an auto-launch application. This behavior can be modified by accessing the
Avalanche Update Settings panel through the Enabler Interface.
The designation of the mobile device to the Avalanche CE Manager is LXE_MX3X.
LXE CE devices manufactured before October 2006 must have their drivers and system files upgraded before they can use the
Avalanche Enabler functions. Contact your LXE representative for details on upgrading the mobile device baseline.
Internet Explorer
Access:Start | Programs | Internet Explorer
This option requires a radio card and an Internet Service Provider. There are a few changes in the Windows CE version of
Internet Explorer as it relates to the general desktop Windows PC Internet Explorer options. Tap the “?” button to access
Internet Explorer Help.
Java (Optional)
Installed by LXE. Files can be accessed by tapping Start | Programs | JEM-CE. Doubletap the EVM icon to open the EVM
Console. A folder of Java examples and Plug-ins is also installed with the Java option. LXE does not support Java applications
running on the mobile device.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 35 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Start Menu Program Options
Start Menu Program Options
The following options represent the factory default program installation. Your system may be different based on the software
and hardware options purchased.
Access: Start | Programs
Communication
Stores Network communication options
ActiveSync
Transfer files between a MX3X and a desktop computer
Connect
Run this command after setting up a connection
Start FTP Server Begin connection to FTP server
Stop FTP Server End connection to FTP server
Microsoft File Viewers
View downloaded files (see Note)
Excel Viewer
View Excel 97 and newer documents
Image Viewer
View BMP, JPEG and PNG images
PDF Viewer
View Adobe Acrobat documents
Word Viewer
View Word 97 and newer documents and RTF files
Summit
Set Summit radio / network parameters
Command Prompt
The command line interface in a separate window
Inbox
Microsoft Outlook mail inbox
Internet Explorer
Access web pages on the world wide Internet
Java
Option
RFTerm
Option. Terminal emulation application.
Media Player
Digital media player for movie and audio files.
Microsoft WordPad
Opens an ASCII notepad
Remote Desktop Connection
Log on to a Windows Terminal Server
Transcriber
Enter data using the stylus on the touchscreen
Wavelink Avalanche
Option. Remote management for networked devices
Windows Explorer
File management program
Note: The Microsoft File Viewers cannot display files that have been password protected.
l
If installed, RFTerm runs automatically at the conclusion of each reboot.
l
If installed and enabled, AppLock runs automatically at the conclusion of each reboot.
l
The wireless client connects automatically during each reboot.
l
Bluetooth re-connects to nearby paired devices automatically at the conclusion of each reboot.
l
If installed and pre-configured, Wavelink Avalanche connects remotely and downloads updates automatically during
each reboot.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 36 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Communication
Communication
Access:Start | Programs | Communication
ActiveSync Introduction
ActiveSync is pre-loaded on all LXE mobile devices.
Using Microsoft ActiveSync you can copy files from your MX3X to your desktop computer , and vice versa.
Once an ActiveSync relationship (partnership) has been established with Connect (on a desktop computer), ActiveSync will
synchronize using the wireless link, serial port, the infrared port, or USB on the MX3X.
Connect and LXEConnect
Upon cabling your MX3X to the desktop/laptop, and ActiveSync on the desktop/laptop opens, if the Connect or LXEConnect
installation does not open on yourMX3X, contact your LXE representative for assistance.
Start FTP Server / Stop FTP Server
These shortcuts call the Services Manager to start and stop the FTP server. The server defaults to Off (for security) unless it is
explicitly turned on from the menu.
Microsoft File Viewers
The following applications are included:
l
Word Viewer
l
Excel Viewer
l
PDF Viewer
l
Image Viewer
Note: The viewer applications allow viewing documents, but not editing them.
Java (Optional)
Installed by LXE. Files can be accessed by tapping Start | Programs | JEM-CE. Doubletap the EVM icon to open the EVM
Console. A folder of Java examples and Plug-ins is also installed with the Java option. LXE does not support Java applications
running on the mobile device.
Summit
Use this option to setup radio client profiles.
The Summit Control Panel can be accessed by tapping Start | Settings | Control Panel | Summit or by doubletapping the
Summit icon in the taskbar or on the desktop.
Certs
The Certs option displays a readme file containing details on how the Summit Configuration Utility (SCU) handles certificates
for WPA authentication.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 37 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Command Prompt
Command Prompt
Access:Start | Programs | Command Prompt
Pocket CMD Prompt Screen
Type help at the command prompt for a list of available commands.
Exit the Command Prompt by typing exit at the command prompt or select File | Close.
eXpress Scan
The eXpress Scan utility allows an administrator to scan barcodes to provide the initial network and Avalanche Mobile Device
Server address configuration. This eliminates the need to edit radio parameters manually on the MX3X.
eXpress Scan uses barcodes created with eXpress Config.
Internet Explorer
Access:Start | Programs | Internet Explorer
This option requires a radio card and an Internet Service Provider. There are a few changes in the Windows CE version of
Internet Explorer as it relates to the general desktop Windows PC Internet Explorer options. Tap the “?” button to access
Internet Explorer Help.
Media Player
There are few changes in the Windows CE version of Media Player as it relates to the general desktop Windows PC Microsoft
Media Player options.
The Media Player on the MX3X can be accessed by clicking Start | Programs | Media Player. Click the “?” button to access
Media Player Help.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 38 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Wordpad
Wordpad
Start | Programs | Microsoft WordPad
Create and edit documents and templates in WordPad, using buttons and menu commands that are similar to those used in the
desktop PC version of Microsoft WordPad.
By default WordPad files are saved as .PWD files. Documents can be saved in other formats e.g. .RTF or .DOC.
Tap the ? button to access WordPad Help.
Remote Desktop Connection
There are few changes in the Windows CE version of Remote Desktop Connection as it relates to the general desktop
Windows PC Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection options.
If installed, Remote Desktop Connection on the MX3X can be accessed by Start | Programs | Remote Desktop
Connection.
Select a computer from the drop down list or enter a host name and tap the Connect button.
Tap the Options >> button to access the General, Display, Local Resources, Programs and Experience tabs. Tap the “?”
button to access Remote Desktop Connection Help.
Transcriber
Access: Start | Programs | Transcriber
Select Transcriber on the Start | Programs menu. To make changes to the Transcriber application, enable or disable the current
Transcriber session, etc., tap the “hand with a pen” icon in the toolbar. Tap the “?” button or the Help button to access
Transcriber Help.
Windows Explorer
Start | Programs | Windows Explorer
There are a few changes in the Windows CE version of Windows Explorer as it relates to the general desktop PC Windows
Explorer options. Tap the “?” button to access Windows Explorer Help.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 39 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Taskbar
Taskbar
Access:Start | Settings | Taskbar and Start Menu
There are a few changes in the Windows CE version of Taskbar as it relates to the general desktop PC Windows Taskbar
options.
When the taskbar is auto hidden, press the Ctrl key then the Esc key to make the Start button appear.
General Tab
Factory Default Settings
Always on Top
Enabled
Auto hide
Disabled
Show Clock
Enabled
Taskbar Properties, General Tab
Advanced Tab
Taskbar Properties, Advanced Tab
Expand Control Panel
Tap the checkbox to have the Control Panel folders appear in drop down menu format from the Settings | Control Panel menu
option.
Clear Contents of Document Folder
Tap the Clear button to remove the contents of the Document folder.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 40 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Taskbar Icons
Taskbar Icons
As MX3X devices and applications open and change state, icons are placed in the Taskbar. In most cases, tapping the icon in
the Taskbar opens the related application.
Refer to Start | Help for an explanation of standard Windows CE taskbar icons.
Following are a few of the MX3X and LXE unique taskbar icons that may appear in the Taskbar. These icons are in addition to
the Windows CE taskbar icons.
Wireless Zero Config Inactive / Connected / Not Connected.
Clicking on the icon opens the Wireless Zero Config utility.
Bluetooth connected / disconnected. Clicking the icon opens the Bluetooth control panel.
ActiveSync Connection
Summit Client signal indicator no signal/ excellent signal. Clicking on the icon opens the Summit Client
Utility.
Current time. Clicking the time display opens the Date/Time control panel.
Click this icon to return to the Desktop.
AppLock switchpad.
Input method, keyboard / input panel / transcriber
CapsLock active
No modifier key is in focus
Orange modifier key active
Blue modifier key active
Shift modifier key active
Multiple modifier keys active, Shift plus Blue
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 41 ] MX3X Reference Guide
ActiveSync
ActiveSync
Introduction
Once a relationship (partnership) has been established with Connect (on a desktop computer), ActiveSync will synchronize
using the wireless link, serial port, the infrared port, or USB on the MX3X.
Requirement : ActiveSync version 3.8 (or higher) must be resident on the host (desktop/laptop) computer. ActiveSync for the
PC is available from the Microsoft website. Follow their instructions to locate, download and install ActiveSync on your
desktop computer.
Using Microsoft ActiveSync version 3.8 or higher, you can synchronize information on your desktop computer with the MX3X
and vice versa. Synchronization compares the data on your mobile device with your desktop computer and updates both with
the most recent data.
For example, you can:
l
Back up and restore your device data.
l
Copy (rather than synchronize) files between your device and desktop computer.
l
Control when synchronization occurs by selecting a synchronization mode. For example, you can synchronize continually while connected to your desktop computer or only when you choose the synchronize command.
By default, ActiveSync does not automatically synchronize all types of information. Use ActiveSync Options to specify the
types of information you want to synchronize. The synchronization process makes the data (in the information types you
select) identical on both your desktop computer and your device.
When installation of ActiveSync is complete on your desktop computer, the ActiveSync Setup Wizard begins and starts the
following processes:
l
connect your device to your desktop computer,
l
set up a partnership so you can synchronize information between your device and your desktop computer, and
l
customize your synchronization settings.
Because ActiveSync is already installed on your device, your first synchronization process begins automatically when you
finish setting up your desktop computer in the ActiveSync wizard. For more information about using ActiveSync on your
desktop computer, open ActiveSync, then open ActiveSync Help.
Initial Setup
The initial setup of ActiveSync must be made via a USB or serial connection. When there is a Connect icon on the desktop,
this section can be bypassed.
Partnerships can only be created using direct serial or USB cable connection. After the partnerships are established,
ActiveSync communication can be initiated using:
l
USB
l
Serial
l
Wireless
l
IR
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 42 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Connect via USB
Connect via USB
Start | Settings | Control Panel | PC Connection
The default connection type is USB Client
To change the connection type or to verify it is set to USB, select
Tap the Change button. From the popup list, choose
USB Client
This will set up the mobile device to use the USB port. Tap OK and ensure the check box for “Allow connection with desktop
computer when device is attached” is checked.
Tap OK to return to the Control Panel. If desired, any control panel windows may be closed.
IMPORTANT – DO NOT PUT THE MOBILE DEVICE INTO SUSPEND WHILE CONNECTED VIA USB. The device will be
unable to connect to the host PC when it resumes operation.
Connect the correct cable to the PC (the host) and the mobile device (the client) as detailed below. USB will start automatically
when the USB cable is connected, not requiring you to select “Connect” from the start menu.
Cable for USB ActiveSync Connection:
MX3069CABLE - USB-Client cable, MX3X USB Client port to PC/Laptop USB port.
l
l
D9 connector connects to port marked USB-C on the MX3X endcap. If there is no port on the endcap, USB cannot be
used for ActiveSync.
The USB type A connector connects to a standard USB port on a PC or laptop.
Connect and Communicate
Start | Settings | Control Panel | PC Connection
The connection type must be changed to Serial 1 @ 57600 or Serial 3 @ 57600 depending on which serial port on the MX3X
is used.
To change the connection type tap the Change button. From the popup list, choose
Serial 1 @ 57600 or Serial 3 @ 57600
This will set up the mobile device to use the serial port. Tap OK and ensure the check box for “Allow connection with desktop
computer when device is attached” is checked.
Tap OK to return to the Control Panel. If desired, any control panel windows may be closed.
Select Start | Settings | Scanner and ensure the integrated scanner is set to a port that is NOT the same as the ActiveSync
port.
Connect the correct cable to the PC (the host) and the mobile device (the client). Select “Connect” from the Start Menu on the
client (Start | Programs | Communications | Connect).
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 43 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Cable for Serial ActiveSync Connection
Note: Run “Connect” when the “Get Connected” wizard on the host PC is checking COM ports to establish a connection
for the first time.
Cable for Serial ActiveSync Connection
Serial ActiveSync
9000054CABLE, RS-232 9 Pin to 9 Pin, MX3X Serial port to PC/Laptop serial port
l
Connect one end of the cable to the COM port (labeled RS-232 COM1) on the MX3X endcap.
l
Connect the other end to a COM port on a PC or laptop.
IR Connection
Note: You must establish a partnership with a desktop computer prior to running ActiveSync on the mobile device. The
initial partnership must be done using direct serial or USB cable connection.
Connect the correct cable to the PC (the host) and the mobile device (the client). Select “Connect” from the Start Menu on the
client (Start | Programs | Communications | Connect).
Note: Run “Connect” when the “Get Connected” wizard on the host PC is checking COM ports to establish a connection
for the first time.
Note: USB will start automatically when the USB cable is connected, not requiring you to select “Connect” from the start
menu.
Cables for initial ActiveSync Configuration:
USB ActiveSync
MX3069CABLE - USB-Client cable, MX3X USB Client port to PC/Laptop USB port
Serial ActiveSync
9000054CABLE, RS-232 9 Pin to 9 Pin, MX3X Serial port to PC/Laptop serial port
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 44 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Wireless Connection
Wireless Connection
Note: You must establish a partnership with a desktop computer prior to running ActiveSync on the mobile device. The
initial partnership must be done using direct serial or USB cable connection.
Once the relationship is established using the serial port, the ActiveSync link in the Start Menu gives a choice of connections,
one of which is Network.
Select Start | Settings | Programs | Communication | ActiveSync. From the popup list, choose Network and then tap the
Connect button.
MX3X without Touchscreen
For a MX3X, the touchscreen can be disabled. it may be easier to configure the MX3X using ActiveSync and LXEConnect
rather than using the MX3X keyboard only.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 45 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Synchronizing from the Mobile Device
Synchronizing from the Mobile Device
To synchronize using a wireless LAN card, you must have set up ActiveSync on your desktop computer and completed the
first synchronization process before you initiate synchronization from your device.
To initiate synchronization from your device, tap Start | Programs | Communication | ActiveSync to begin the process.
Tap Sync to connect and synchronize. View synchronization status.
Tap Tools to synchronize or change synchronization settings. View connection status.
Tap Stop to stop synchronization.
Tap Start | Help for context-sensitive help.
Explore
From the ActiveSync Dialog on the Desktop PC, tap the Explore button, which allows you to explore the mobile device from
the PC side, with some limitations. You can copy files to or from the mobile device by drag-and-drop. You will not be allowed to
delete files or copy files out of the \Windows folder on the mobile device. (Technically, the only files you cannot delete or copy
are ones marked as system files in the original build of the Windows image. This, however, includes most of the files in the
\Windows folder).
Backup Data Files using ActiveSync
Use the following information to backup data files from the mobile device to a desktop or laptop PC using the appropriate
cables and Microsoft’s ActiveSync.
Prerequisites
A partnership between the mobile device and ActiveSync has been established.
Serial Port Transfer
l
l
A desktop or laptop PC with an available serial port and a mobile device with a serial port. The desktop or laptop PC
must be running Windows NT or greater.
Null modem cable with all control lines connected. LXE recommends using the null modem cable part number listed in
Connect and Communicate.
USB Transfer
l
l
A desktop or laptop PC with an available USB port and a mobile device with a USB port. The desktop or laptop PC must
be running Windows 98 SR2 or greater.
Use the LXE-specific USB cable as listed in Connect Via USB.
Infrared Port Transfer
l
A desktop or laptop PC with an infrared port and a mobile device with an infrared port. The desktop or laptop PC must be
running Windows 98 SR2 or greater.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 46 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Connect
Connect
Connect the modem cable to the PC (the host) and the mobile device (the client). Select “Connect” from the Start Menu on the
mobile device (Start | Programs | Communications | Connect).
Note: Run “Connect” when the “Get Connected” wizard on the host PC is checking COM ports to establish a connection
for the first time.
Note: USB synchronization will start automatically when the cable is connected, not requiring you to select “Connect”
from the Start menu.
Disconnect
USB Connection
l
Disconnect the cable from the mobile device.
l
Tap the status bar icon in the lower right hand corner of the status bar. Then tap the Disconnect button.
IMPORTANT – Do not put the mobile device into Suspend while connected via USB. The device will be unable to connect to
the host PC when it resumes operation.
Serial Connection
l
Disconnect the cable from the mobile device.
l
Put the mobile device into Suspend.
l
Tap the status bar icon in the lower right hand corner of the status bar. Then tap the Disconnect button.
Network Connection
l
Put the mobile device into Suspend.
l
Tap the status bar icon in the lower right hand corner of the status bar. Then tap the Disconnect button.
Cold Boot and Loss of Host Re-connection
ActiveSync assigns a partnership between a client and a host computer. A partnership is defined by two objects – a unique
computer name and a random number generated when the partnership is first created. An ActiveSync partnership between a
unique client can be established to two hosts.
When the mobile device is cold booted, the random number is deleted – and the partnership with the last one of the two hosts is
also deleted. The host retains the random numbers and unique names of all devices having a partnership with it. Two clients
cannot have a partnership with the same host if they have the same name. (Control Panel | System | Device Name)
If the cold booted mobile device tries to reestablish the partnership with the same host PC, a new random number is generated
for the mobile device and ActiveSync will insist the unique name of the mobile device be changed. If the mobile device is
associated with a second host, changing the name will destroy that partnership as well. This can cause some confusion when
re-establishing partnerships with hosts.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 47 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Troubleshooting ActiveSync
Troubleshooting ActiveSync
ActiveSync on the host says that a device is trying to connect, but it cannot identify it
One or more control lines are not connected. This is usually a cable problem, but on a laptop or other device, it may indicate a
bad serial port.
If the MX3X is connected to a PC by a cable, disconnect the cable from the MX3X and reconnect it again.
Check that the correct connection is selected (Serial or USB “Client” if this is the initial ActiveSync installation).
See Also: “Cold Boot and Loss of Host Reconnection”.
ActiveSync indicator on the host (disc in the toolbar tray) turns green and spins as soon as you connect the cable, before
tapping the Connect icon (or REPLLOG.EXE in the Windows directory).
One or more control lines are tied together incorrectly. This is usually a cable problem, but on a laptop or other device, it may
indicate a bad serial port.
ActiveSync indicator on the host turns green and spins, but connection never occurs
Baud rate of connection is not supported or detected by host. Check that the correct connection is selected (Serial or USB
“Client” if this is the initial ActiveSync installation).
-orIncorrect or broken data lines in cable.
ActiveSync indicator on the host remains gray
The host doesn’t know you are trying to connect. May mean a bad cable, with no control lines connected, or an incompatible
baud rate. Try the connection again, with a known good cable.
Testing connection with a terminal emulator program, or a serial port monitor
You can use HyperTerminal or some other terminal emulator program to do a rough test of ActiveSync. Set the terminal
emulator to 8 bits, no parity, 1 stop bits, and the same baud rate as the connection on the CE device. After double-tapping
REPLLOG.EXE on the CE device, the word “CLIENT” appears on the display in ASCII format. When using a serial port
monitor, you see the host echo “CLIENT”, followed by “SERVER”. After this point, the data stream becomes straight (binary)
PPP.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 48 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Configuring the MX3X with LXEConnect
Configuring the MX3X with LXEConnect
LXEConnect allows a user to view the MX3Xscreen remotely from a PC using an ActiveSync connection:
Requirements: ActiveSync version 3.8 (or higher) must be resident on the host (desktop/laptop) computer. Please see the
following section ActiveSync for more details on ActiveSync.
ActiveSync is already installed on the MX3X. The MX3X is preconfigured to establish a USB ActiveSync connection to a PC
when the proper cable is attached to the MX3X and the PC. If The MX3X uses a serial port for ActiveSync, it is necessary to
configure the MX3X to use the serial port. Complete details on the proper cables and port configuration are included in the
ActiveSync section.
Install LXEConnect
1. Install Microsoft ActiveSync version 3.8 or higher on a PC with a USB port. For details, please see ActiveSync.
2. Power up the MX3X.
3. Connect the MX3X to the PC using the proper connection cable. Once connected, the ActiveSync dialog box appears.
If using the USB connection, the ActiveSync connection is automatically established. If using a serial connection, it is
necessary to initiate the connection from the MX3X.
4. Select “No” for partnership when prompted. Dismiss any ActiveSync dialog boxes warning a partnership is not set up.
It is not necessary to establish a partnership to use LXEConnect. However, if a partnership is desired for other reasons,
one may be established now. More details on partnerships are included in ActiveSync later in this section.
5. When the ActiveSync screen appears, select Explore.
ActiveSync Explore
6. An explorer window is displayed for the MX3X. Browse to the \System\LXEConnect folder. If this folder is not present,
contact your LXE representative for the necessary files.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 49 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Install LXEConnect
LXEConnect Installation Files
7. Select and copy the LXEConnect.msi and Setup.exe files from the MX3X to the user PC. Note the location chosen for
files
8. Close the ActiveSync explorer dialog box. Do not disconnect the MX3X ActiveSync connection.
9. Execute the setup.exe file that was copied to the user PC. This setup program installs the LXEConnect utility.
LXEConnect Setup
10. Follow the on screen installation prompts. The default installation directory is C:\Program Files\LXE\LXEConnect.
11. When the installation is complete, create a desktop shortcut to the following file: C:\Program Files\LXE\LXEConnect\LXEConnect.exe. If a different directory was selected during installation, please substitute the appropriate
directory.
12. LXEConnect is now installed and ready to use.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 50 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Using LXEConnect
Using LXEConnect
1. If an ActiveSync connection is has not been established, connect the MX3X to the PC. Details on ActiveSync are
included in the following section.
2. Double-click the LXEConnect icon that was created on the desktop.
3. LXEConnect launches.
LXEConnect Notice
4. Click the OK button to dismiss the About CERDisp dialog box. The dialog box automatically times out and disappears
after approximately 30 seconds.
LXEConnect Desktop
5. The MX3X can now be configured from the LXEConnect window. Input from the PC’s mouse and keyboard are recognized as if they were attached to the MX3X.
6. When the remote session is completed, terminate the LXEConnect program by selecting File | Exit or clicking on the X
in the upper right hand corner to close the application then disconnect the ActiveSync cable.
Note: After using LXEConnect, the MX3X cannot go into Suspend mode until after a warmboot. If using Power
Management on a MX3X, always warmboot the MX3X when finished using LXEConnect.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 51 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Control Panel
Control Panel
Start | Settings | Control Panel or My Device | Control Panel link
Note: Change the font displayed on the touchscreen by choosing Start | Settings | Control Panel | Keyboard and then the
Key map dropdown list.
Tap the ? button for Help when changing MX3X Control Panel options.
Option
Function
About
Software, hardware, versions and network IP. No user intervention allowed.
Integrated scanner type is identified.
Accessibility
Customize the way the keyboard, audio, display or mouse function for users with
hearing or viewing difficulties.
Administration
LXE AppLock Administration utility.
Battery
View voltage and status of the main and backup batteries.
Bluetooth
Set the parameters for Bluetooth device connections.
Certificates
Manage digital certificates used for secure communication.
Date/Time
Set Date, Time, Time Zone, and Daylight Savings.
Dialing
Connection setup for modem attached to COM port or Compact Flash slot.
Display
Set background graphic and scheme. Set touchscreen and keypad backlight
properties and timers.
Input Panel
Select the current key / data input method. Select custom key maps.
Internet Options
Set General, Connection, Security, Privacy, Advanced and Popups options for
Internet connectivity.
Keyboard
Select a Key Map (or font). Set key repeat delay and key repeat rate.
Keypad
Configure KeyMap keys, RunCmd and LaunchApp.
Mixer
Adjust the input and output parameters – volume, sidetone, and record gain, for
headphone, software and microphone.
Mouse
Set the double-tap sensitivity for stylus taps on the touchscreen.
MX3X-VXC Options
Set various device specific configuration options.
Network and Dial Up Options
Set network driver properties and network access properties.
Owner
Set the mobile device owner details (name, phone, etc). Enter notes. Enable / disable
Owner display parameters. Enter Network ID for the device – user name, password,
domain.
Password
Set OS access password properties for signon and/or screen saver.
PC Connection
Control the connection between the mobile device and a local desktop or laptop
computer.
PCMCIA
Manage cards in card slots and IntATA card slot.
Power
Set Power scheme properties. Review device status and properties.
Regional Settings
Set appearance of numbers, currency, time and date based on country region and
language settings.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 52 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Control Panel
Option
Function
Remove Programs
Select to remove specific user installed programs in their entirety.
Scanner
LXE Scan Wedge utility. Set scanner key wedge, scanner port, and imager LED
illumination options. Assign baud rate, parity, stop bits and data bits for COM1 port.
Assign scanned barcode data manipulation parameters.
Stylus
Set double-tap sensitivity properties and/or calibrate the touch panel.
System
Review System and Computer data and revision levels. Adjust Storage and Program
memory settings. Enter device name and description. Review copyright notices.
Terminal Server Client Licenses
Select a server client license from a drop down list.
Volume and Sounds
Enable / disable volume and sounds. Set volume parameters and assign sound WAV
files to events.
WiFi
Set the parameters for a Summit client.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 53 ] MX3X Reference Guide
About
About
Start | Settings | Control Panel | About
The data cannot be edited by the MX3X user on these panels.
Tab
Contents
Software
GUID, Windows CE Version, OAL Version, Bootloader Version, Compile Version,
FPGA Version and Language. Language indicates any pre-installed Asian fonts.
Hardware
CPU Type, Codec Type, FPGA Version, Scanner type, Display, Flash memory, and
DRAM memory
Versions
Revision level of LXE software modules and .NET Compact Framework Version. LXE
Utilities, LXE Drivers, LXE Image, LXE API, and Internet Explorer.
Network IP
Current network connection IP and MAC address. Only the first 2 network ports are
shown (usually radio and ActiveSync).
Version window information is retrieved from the registry.
Version Tab and the Registry
Modify the Registry using the Registry Editor. LXE recommends caution when editing the Registry and also recommends
making a backup copy of the registry before changes are made.
The registry settings for the Version tab are under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ LXE \ Version in the registry.
To add a user application to the Version panel, create a new string value under the HKLM\Software\LXE\Version key. The
string name should be the Application name to appear in the Version window. The data for the value should be the version
number to appear in the Version window .
Version strings can be equal to or less than 254 characters. Because the strings are displayed in a text box, any number can be
accommodated, up to the 64K byte text box limitation.
Language and Fonts
The Software tab displays any fonts built into the OS image. The fonts built into the OS image are noted in the Language
section of this tab:
l
English only – No additional fonts are built into the OS
l
Japanese
l
Simplified Chinese
l
Traditional Chinese
l
Korean
The above listed Asian fonts are ordered separately and built-in to the OS image. Built-in fonts are added to registry entries and
are available immediately upon startup. Thai, Hebrew, Arabic and Cyrillic Russian fonts are available in the (English only)
default (extended) fonts.
When an Asian font is copied into the fonts folder on the /System folder; the font works for Asian web pages, the font works
with RFTerm, the font does not work for Asian options in Regional Settings control panel, the font does not work for naming
desktop icons with Asian names, the font does not work for third-party CE applications, the font does not work for some thirdparty MFC applications.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 54 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Identifying Software Versions
Identifying Software Versions
The Versions tab displays the versions of many of the software programs installed. Not all installed software installed on the
mobile device is included in this list and the list varies depending on the applications loaded on the MX3X. The LXE Image line
displays the revision of the system software installed. Refer to the last three digits to determine the revision level.
MAC Address
The Network IP tab displays the MAC address of the network card.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 55 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Accessibility
Accessibility
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Accessibility
Customize the way the MX3X keyboard, sound, display, mouse, automatic reset and notification sounds function. There are a
few changes from general Windows desktop Accessibility options.
Note: LXE disables the keyboard StickyKeys and StickyKeys Settings on the Keyboard panel as this setting, when
enabled, interferes with LXE's assigned sticky key implementation.
Tab
Contents
Sticky Keys - Disabled.
Keyboard
ToggleKeys - Disabled by default. Tap the Use ToggleKeys checkbox to enable this
option. Tap the Settings button to view or change parameters.
Sound
SoundSentry is disabled by default. Tap the Use SoundSentry checkbox to enable this
option. Tap the Settings button to view or change parameters.
Display
High Contrast is disabled by default. Tap the Use High Contrast checkbox to enable
this option. Tap the Settings button to view or change parameters.
Mouse
MouseKeys is disabled by default. Tap the Use MouseKeys checkbox to enable this
option. Tap the Settings button to view or change parameters.
General
Automatic reset is disabled by default. Tap the Turn off accessibility features checkbox
to enable this option and use the dropdown option to assign a timer.
Notification is enabled by default. Sounds are emitted when turning a feature on or off.
The following exceptions are due to a limitation in the Microsoft Windows CE operating system:
l
l
If the ToggleKeys option is selected, please note that the ScrollLock key does not produce a sound as the CapsLock
and NumLock keys do.
If the SoundSentry option is selected, please note that ScrollLock does not produce a visual warning as the CapsLock
and NumLock keys do.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 56 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Administration - for AppLock
Administration - for AppLock
Introduction
LXE’s AppLock is designed to be run on LXE certified Windows CE based devices only. LXE loads the AppLock program as
part of the LXE customer installation process.
MX3X AppLock is setup by the Administrator by tapping Start | Settings | Control Panel | Administration.
Configuration parameters are specified by the AppLock Administrator for the mobile device end-user. AppLock is password
protected by the Administrator.
End-user mode locks the end-user into the configured application or applications. The end user can still reboot the mobile
device and respond to dialog boxes. The administrator-specified applications are automatically launched in the specified order
and run in full screen mode when the device boots up.
When the mobile device is reset to factory default values, for example after a cold reset, the Administrator may need to
reconfigure the AppLock parameters.
The assumption, in this section, is that the first user to power up a new mobile device is the system administrator.
Note: AppLock Administrator Control panel file Launch option does not inter-relate with similarly-named options
contained in other MX3X Control Panels.
Note: A few applications do not follow normal procedures when closing. AppLock cannot prevent this type of application
from closing, but is notified that the application has closed. For these applications, AppLock immediately restarts the
application (see Auto Re-Launch) which causes the screen to flicker. If this type of application is being locked, the
administrator should close all other applications before switching to end-user mode to minimize the screen flicker.
AppLock is updated periodically as new options become available. Contact your LXE representative for assistance, downloads
and update availability.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 57 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Setup a New Device
Setup a New Device
LXE devices with the AppLock feature are shipped to boot in Administration mode with no default password, thus when the
MX3X is first booted, the user has full access to the device and no password prompt is displayed. After the administrator
specifies the applications to lock, a password is assigned and the device is rebooted or the hotkey is pressed, the device
switches to end-user mode.
Briefly, the process to configure a new device is as follows:
1. Connect an external power source to the device and press the Power button.
2. Adjust screen display, audio volume and other parameters if desired. Install accessories.
3. Tap Start | Settings | Control Panel | Administration icon.
4. Assign applications on the Control (single application) or Application (dual application) tab screen.
5. Assign a password on the Security tab screen.
6. Select a view level on the Status tab screen, if desired.
7. Tap OK
8. Press the hotkey sequence to launch AppLock and lock the configured application(s)
9. The device is now in end-user mode.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 58 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Administration Mode
Administration Mode
Administration mode gives full access to the mobile device, hardware and software configuration options.
The administrator must enter a valid password (when a password has already been assigned) before access to Administration
mode and configuration options are allowed. The administrator can configure the following options:
l
Create/change the keystroke sequence to activate administrator access.
l
Create/change the password for administrator access.
l
Assign the name of the application, or applications, to lock.
l
Select the command line of the application to lock.
In addition to these configuration options, the administrator can view and manage the status logs of AppLock sessions.
Administrator default values for this device:
Administrator Hotkey
Shift+Ctrl+A
Password
none
Application path and name
none
Application command line
none
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 59 ] MX3X Reference Guide
End User Mode
End User Mode
End-user mode locks the end-user into the configured application or applications. The end user can still reboot and respond to
dialog boxes. Each application is automatically launched and runs in full screen mode when the device boots up.
The user cannot unintentionally or intentionally exit the application nor can the end user execute any other applications. Normal
application exit or switching methods and all Microsoft defined Windows CE key combinations, such as close (X) icon, File
Exit, File Close, Alt-F4, Alt-Tab, etc. are disabled. The Windows CE desktop icons, menu bars, task bar and system trays are
not visible or accessible. Task Manager is not available.
If the end-user selects File/Exit or Close from the applications menu bar, the menu is cleared and nothing else happens; the
application remains active. Nothing happens when the end-user clicks on the Close icon on the application’s title bar and the
application remains active.
Note: A few applications do not follow normal procedures when closing. AppLock cannot prevent this type of application
from closing, but is notified that the application has closed. For these applications, AppLock immediately restarts the
application which causes the screen to flicker. If this type of application is being locked, the administrator should close all
other applications before switching to end user mode to minimize the screen flicker.
Windows accelerator keys such as Alt-F4 are disabled.
Passwords
A password must be configured. If the password is not configured, a new device switches into Administration mode without
prompting for a password. In addition to the hotkey press, a mode switch occurs if inaccurate information has been configured
or if mandatory information is missing in the configuration.
There are several situations that display a password prompt after a password has been configured.
If the configured hotkey is pressed, the password prompt is displayed. In this case the user has 30 seconds to enter a
password. If a valid password is not entered within 30 seconds, the password prompt is dismissed and the device returns to
end-user mode.
All other situations that present the password prompt do not dismiss the prompt -- this is because the other situations result in
invalid end-user operation.
These conditions include:
l
If inaccurate configuration information is entered by the administrator, i.e. an application is specified that does not exist.
l
If the application name, which is mandatory for end-user mode, is missing in the configuration.
l
Invalid installation of AppLock (e.g. missing DLLs).
l
Corrupted registry settings.
To summarize, if an error occurs that prevents AppLock from switching to user mode, the password will not timeout and
AppLock will wait until the correct password is entered.
Forgotten password?
See: Troubleshooting
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 60 ] MX3X Reference Guide
End-User Switching Technique
End-User Switching Technique
Note: The touch screen must be enabled.
Switchpad Menu
A checkmark indicates applications currently active or available for Launching by the user. When Keyboard is selected, the
MX3X default input method (Input Panel, Transcriber, or custom input method) is activated.
The check to the left of the application name indicates that the application is active.
If the application is listed but does not have a checkmark to the left of the application name, this means the application is
configured in AppLock and can be manually launched by clicking on the application name in the list.
Using a Stylus Tap
When the mobile device enters end-user mode, a Switchpad icon (it looks like three tiny windows one above the other) is
displayed in the lower right corner of the display. The Switchpad is always visible on top of the application in focus. However, if
only one application is configured in AppLock and the Input Panel is disabled the Switchpad is not visible.
When the user taps the Switchpad icon, a menu is displayed showing the applications available to the user. The user can tap
an application name in the popup menu and the selected application is brought to the foreground. The previous application
continues to run in the background. Stylus taps affect the application in focus only. When the user needs to use the Input
Panel, they tap the Keyboard option. Input Panel taps affect the application in focus only.
See Also: Application Panel | Launch | Manual (Launch) and Allow Close
Using the Switch Key Sequence
One switch key sequence (or hotkey) is defined by the administrator for the end-user to use when switching between locked
applications. This is known as the Activation key. The Activation key is assigned by the Administrator using the Global Key
parameter. When the switch key sequence is pressed on the keypad, the next application in the AppLock configuration is
moved to the foreground and the previous application moves to the background. The previous application continues to run in
the background. End-user key presses affect the application in focus only.
See Also: Start | Settings | Administration | Application Panel | Global Key
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 61 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Hotkey (Activation hotkey)
Hotkey (Activation hotkey)
If the mobile device uses LXE’s Multi AppLock to allow the user to switch between applications, the default Activation key is
Ctrl+Spc. The key sequence switches the focus between one application and another. Data entry affects the application
running in the foreground only. Note that the system administrator may have assigned a different key sequence to use when
switching applications.
End User Internet Explorer (EUIE)
AppLock supports applications that utilize Internet Explorer, such as .HTML pages and JAVA applications. The end user can
run an application by entering the application name and path in Internet Explorer’s address bar.
To prevent the end user from executing an application using this method, the address bar and Options settings dialog are
restricted in Internet Explorer. This is accomplished by creating an Internet Explorer that is used in end user mode: End-user
Internet Explorer (EUIE.EXE). The EUIE executes the Internet Explorer application in full screen mode which removes the
address bar and status bar. The Options Dialog is also removed so the end user cannot re-enable the address bar.
The administrator specifies the EUIE by checking the Internet checkbox in the Application tab of the Administrator applet. The
internet application should then be entered in the Application text box.
When the Internet checkbox is enabled, the Menu and Status check boxes are available.
Enabling the Menu checkbox displays the EUIE menu which contains navigation functions like Back, Forward, Home,
Refresh, etc., functions that are familiar to most Internet Explorer users. When the Menu checkbox is blank, the EUIE menu is
not displayed and Navigation functions are unavailable.
When the Status checkbox is enabled, the status bar displayed by EUIE gives feedback to the end-user when they are
navigating the Internet.
If the standard Internet Explorer that is shipped with the mobile device is desired, it should be treated like any other application.
This means that IEXPLORER.EXE should be specified in the Application text box and the internet application should be
entered in the command line. In this case, do not check the Internet checkbox.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 62 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Application Configuration
Application Configuration
The default Administrator Hotkey sequence is Shift+Ctrl+A.
Administrator mode allows access to all features on the device. When the hotkey is pressed to switch into Administrator mode,
a password prompt is displayed (if a password has been configured). A password must be entered within 30 seconds (and
within three tries) or the password prompt is removed and the device remains in end-user mode with the focus returned to the
locked application. Without entry of a valid password, the switch into Administrator mode will not occur.
Access:Settings | Control Panel | Administration icon
The password prompt is displayed if a password has been configured. When the valid password is entered, the Administration
Control panel is displayed. When a valid password is not entered within 30 seconds, the user is returned to the System Control
Panel.
If a password has not been configured, the Administrator Control panel is displayed.
Important: Before setting up multiple instances of the same application, make sure the targeted software application
will allow two instances to run at the same time.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 63 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Application Panel
Application Panel
Note: Users of Single-Application AppLock have a Control tab instead of an Application tab. Some of the options in this
section do not apply to the Control tab.
Application Panel
Note: If your Application Panel does not look like the figure shown above, you may have the Single Application version.
Use the Application tab options to select the applications to launch when the device boots up in End-user Mode.
If no application is specified when the Administrator Control Panel is closed, the mobile device reboots into Administrator
mode. If a password has been set, but an application has not been specified, the user will be prompted for the password before
entering administration mode. The password prompt remains on the display until a valid password is entered.
Option
Explanation
Filename
Default is blank. Move the cursor to the Filename text box and either type the application path or tap the Browse
button (the … button). The standard Windows CE Browse dialog is displayed. After selecting the application
from the Browse dialog, tap OK.
Title
Default is blank. Enter the Title to be associated with the application. The assumption is that multiple copies of
the same application may need unique titles in order to differentiate them in the Switchpad.
Arguments Default is blank. Enter the command line parameters for the application in the Arguments text box.
Order
Default is 1. Enter the Order in which the application is to be loaded or presented to the end-user. Applications
are launched in lowest to highest number order and do not need to be sequential.
Internet
Default is Disabled. Enable the Internet checkbox to use the End-user Internet Explorer (EUIE.EXE) When the
checkbox is enabled, the Internet Menu and Internet Status are available. See the section titled End-user Internet
Explorer (EUIE) for more details.
Launch
Button
See following section titled Launch Button.
Note: AppLock Administrator Control panel file Launch option does not inter-relate with similarly-named
options contained in other LXE Control Panels.
Default is Ctrl+Spc. Select the Global Key key sequence the end-user is to press when switching between
Global Key applications. The Global Key default key sequence must be defined by the AppLock Administrator. The Global
key is presented to the end-user as the Activation key.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 64 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Launch Button
Option
Global
Delay
Explanation
Default is 10 seconds. Enter the number of seconds that Applications must wait before starting to run after
reboot.
Note: Delay (Global) may not be available in all versions of AppLock. You can simulate a Global Delay
function by setting a delay for the first application (lowest Order) launched and setting the delay to 0 for all
other applications. See Boot Options.
Input
Panel
Default is Disabled. Enable (check) to show the Keyboard option on the Switchpad menu. When enabled the
input panel cannot be enabled or disabled for each individual application, and is available to the user for all
configured applications.
Clear
Button
Tap the Clear button to clear all currently displayed Filename or Application information. The Global settings are
not cleared.
Scroll
Buttons
Use the left and right scroll buttons to move from application setup screen to application setup screen. The left
and right buttons update the information on the screen with the previous or next configured application
respectively.
Launch Button
Note: The Launch button may not be available in all versions of Multi-AppLock. Contact your LXE representative for
assistance, downloads and AppLock update availability.
When clicked, displays the Launch options panel for the Filename selected on the Administration panel.
Application Launch Options
Note: Launch order is determined by the Order specified in the Application tab. The Order value does not have to be
sequential.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 65 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Auto At Boot
Auto At Boot
Auto At Boot Settings
Default is Enabled.
Auto At Boot
When enabled, automatically launches (subject to the specified Delay in seconds) the application after the unit is rebooted. If a
Delay in seconds is specified, AppLock waits for the specified period of time to expire before launching the application. The
Delay default value is 10 seconds; valid values are between 0 “no delay” and a maximum of 999 seconds.
Retries
This is the number of times the application launch will be retried if a failure occurs when the application is automatically
launched at bootup. Valid values are between 0 (no tries) and 99 tries or -1 for infinite. Infinite tries ends when the application
successfully launches. The default is 0 retries.
Delay
This timer is the time that AppLock waits prior to the initial launch of the selected application when it is automatically launched
at bootup. Delay default is 10 seconds. Valid values are between 0 seconds (no delay) and 999 seconds.
The Auto At Boot delay is associated for each application; it will be either a value specified by the Administrator or it will be the
delay default value. At startup, when a delay has been assigned for each application, AppLock waits for the delay associated
with the first application to expire before launching the first application then AppLock waits for the delay associated with the
second application to expire before launching the second application. AppLock continues in this manner until all applications
are launched.
Note: A “Global Delay” can be accomplished by setting a timed delay for the first application to be launched (by lowest
Order number) and no delay (0 seconds) for all other applications.
Note: Launch order is determined by the Order specified in the Application tab. The Order value does not have to be
sequential.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 66 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Auto Re-Launch
Auto Re-Launch
Auto Re-launch Settings
Auto Re-Launch
Default is Enabled.
When enabled for a specific application. automatically re-launches it (subject to the specified Auto Re-Launch Delay in
seconds) after it terminates. This option allows the Administrator to disable the re-launch operation. AppLock cannot prevent all
applications from closing. When an application that AppLock cannot prevent from closing terminates, perhaps because of an
error condition, AppLock re-launches the application when this option is enabled.
Note: If Allow Close is enabled and both Auto Re-launch and Manual (Launch) are disabled, the application cannot be
restarted for the end-user or by the end-user after the application terminates.
Retries
Default is 0 tries. Retries is the number of times AppLock will try to re-launch the application. The retry count is reset after an
application is successfully launched and controlled by AppLock. Valid values are between 0 (no tries) and 99 tries or -1 for
infinite. Infinite tries ends when the application successfully launches.
Delay
Default is 0 seconds (no delay). Delay is the amount of time AppLock waits prior to re-launching an application that has
terminated. The delay is specified in seconds. Valid values are between 0 (no delay) and 99 seconds.
AppLock must also be configured to automatically re-launch an application. To AppLock, application termination by the enduser is indistinguishable from application termination for any other reason.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 67 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Manual (Launch)
Manual (Launch)
Manual Launch Checkbox
Default is Disabled. Enabling this option allows the end-user to launch the specified application(s). Upon bootup completion an
application with Manual enabled is listed on the Switchpad accompanied by a checkmark that indicates the application is
currently active or available for Launching. When an application name is tapped by the end-user, the application is launched (if
inactive) and brought to the foreground.
Applications set up with Manual (Launch) enabled may or may not be launched at bootup. This function is based on the
application’s Auto At Boot setting. The applications have been listed as approved applications for end-user manual launch
using the Switchpad menu structure. The approved applications are listed on the Switchpad. A checkmark indicates the
applications active status.
When Manual (Launch) is disabled for an application, and Allow Close is enabled for the application, when the end-user closes
the specific application it is no longer available (shown) on the Switchpad.
When Auto At Boot and Manual (Launch) are both disabled for a specific application, the application is 1) not placed on the list
of approved applications for end-user manual launch and 2) never launched, and 3) not displayed on the Switchpad.
Allow Close
Allow Close Checkbox
Default is Disabled. When enabled, the associated application can be closed by the end-user.
This option allows the administrator to configure applications that consume system resources to be terminated if an error
condition occurs or at the end-user’s request. Error conditions may generate a topmost popup requiring an end-user response,
memory resource issues requiring an end-user response, etc. Also at the administrator’s discretion, these types of applications
can be started manually (see Manual [Launch]) by the end-user.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 68 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Match
Match
Match Textbox
Match
Default is blank (match is not used).
AppLock works by associating display windows with the launched process ID. If an application uses different process IDs for
windows it creates, the Match field must be used.
Use the Match field to specify up to 32 characters of the class name for the application.
For example, DOS applications using a standard DOS display box should specify condev_appcls in the Match textbox.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 69 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Security Panel
Security Panel
Security Panel
Hotkey
Specify the hotkey sequence that triggers AppLock to switch between administrator and user modes and the password
required to enter Administrator mode. The default hotkey sequence is Shift+Ctrl+A.
A 2nd key keypress is an invalid keypress for a hotkey sequence.
Move the cursor to the Hot Key text box. Enter the new hot key sequence by first pressing the Shift state key followed by a
normal key. The hotkey selected must be a key sequence that the application being locked does not use. The hotkey sequence
is intercepted by AppLock and is not passed to the application.
Input from the keyboard or Input Panel is accepted with the restriction that the normal key must be pressed from the keyboard
when switching modes. The hotkey sequence is displayed in the Hot key text box with “Shift”, “Alt”, and “Ctrl” text strings
representing the shift state keys. The normal keyboard key completes the hotkey sequence. The hotkey must be entered via
the keypad. Some hotkeys cannot be entered via the Input Panel. Also, hotkeys entered via the SIP are not guaranteed to work
properly when switching operational modes.
For example, if the ‘Ctrl’ key is pressed followed by ‘A’, “Ctrl+A” is entered in the text box. If another key is pressed after a
normal key press, the hotkey sequence is cleared and a new hotkey sequence is started.
A normal key is required for the hotkey sequence and is unlike pressing the normal key during a mode switch; this key can be
entered from the SIP when configuring the key. However, when the hotkey is pressed to switch modes, the normal key must
be entered from the keypad; it cannot be entered from the SIP.
Password
Move the cursor to the Password text box. The passwords entered in the Password and Confirm Password fields must match.
Passwords are case sensitive.
When the user exits the Administrator Control panel, the two passwords are compared to verify that they match. If they do not
match, a dialog box is displayed notifying the user of the error. After the user closes the dialog box, the Security Panel is
displayed and the password can then be entered and confirmed again. If the passwords match, the password is encrypted and
saved.
See Also: Passwords and Troubleshooting
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 70 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Options Panel
Options Panel
AppLock contains several types of delays and timeouts to accommodate different applications. Please note that the delays
specified on the Launch panel are delays before AppLock attempts to start the specified application(s). The timesouts
specified on this panel are delays after AppLock has attempted to launch the application.
Options Panel
Launch timeout
This timeout specifies the period of time for AppLock to wait for the application to initially launch after the application has been
called. For example, if the application takes time to launch and then initialize before a display a window is created, use this
delay to specify the delay period.
Replace timeout
This timeout specifies the period of time for AppLock to wait after an initial screen (like a password prompt screen) is replaced
by another application window.
Restart timeout
This specifies the period of time for AppLock to wait for an application to restart. If the application fails to restart automatically,
AppLock then proceeds according to the options selected when the application was configured on the Application and Launch
panels.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 71 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Status Panel
Status Panel
Use the Status panel to view the log of previous AppLock operations and to configure which messages are to be recorded
during AppLock operation.
Status information is stored in a specific location on the storage device and in a specific logfile specified by the Administrator.
For this reason, the administrator can configure the type of status information that is logged, as well as clear the status
information.
Status Panel
Move the cursor to the Filename text box and either type the logfile path or tap the Browse button (the … button). The standard
Windows CE Browse dialog is displayed. After selecting the logfile from the Browse dialog, tap OK.
Note: If your Status Panel does not look like the figure shown above, you may have the Single Application version which
does not have as many options.
View
Error
Error status messages are logged when an error occurs and is intended to be used by the administrator to determine why the specified application cannot be locked.
Process
Processing status shows the flow control of AppLock components and is mainly intended for LXE Customer Service when helping users troubleshoot problems with their AppLock program.
Extended Extended status provides more detailed information than that logged by Process Logging.
All
All messages are displayed.
Tap the Refresh button after changing from one view level to another. The filtered records are displayed, all others are not
displayed.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 72 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Log
Log
Note: If a level higher than Error is selected, the status should be cleared frequently by the administrator.
In addition to the three view levels the administrator can select that all status information be logged or turn off all status
information logging completely. The system default is ‘None’; however to reduce registry use, the administrator may want to
select ‘None’ after verifying the configuration. Tap the Clear button to clear the status information from the registry.
l
None
l
Error
l
Processing
l
Extended
l
All
Save As
When the 'Save As'… button is selected, a standard 'Save As' dialog screen is displayed. Specify the path and filename. If the
filename exists, the user is prompted whether the file should be overwritten. If the file does not exist, it is created.
See Also: Error Messages
Troubleshooting AppLock
The mobile device won’t switch from Administration mode to end-user mode.
l
l
If the configuration is valid for one application but not the other, the switch to end-user mode fails. AppLock stays in
Administration mode and is stopped until the Administrator password is entered.
If two copies of the same application are configured, but the application only allows one copy to run at a time, for example Microsoft Pocket Word and LXE RFTerm, the switch to end-user fails. AppLock stays in Administration mode and is
stopped until the Administrator password is entered.
The hotkey sequence needed is not allowed. What does this mean?
When the Administrator is selecting a hotkey sequence to use when switching user modes, they are not allowed to enter key
combinations that are reserved by installed software applications. LXE has validated RFTerm key combinations ONLY.
When RFTerm is installed on the mobile device and an RFTerm restricted key sequence is specified as a hotkey sequence by
the Administrator, the following error message is displayed in a message box:
Selected hotkey is not allowed. Please reenter.
When RFTerm is not installed on the mobile device, the RFTerm keys are not restricted from use.
Can’t locate the password that has been set by the administrator?
Contact your LXE representative for assistance.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 73 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Battery
Battery
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Battery
This panel is used to view the status and percentage of power remaining in the MX3X main battery. The data cannot be edited
by the user.
The battery gas gauge icon resides in the system tray and shows four levels of charge – 100%, 75%, 50%, 25%. At
a point below 50% the system status LED will turn yellow and the gas gauge icon will turn yellow. At a point below
25%, the system status LED will turn red and the gas gauge icon will turn red indicating the battery is low.
Jacked is shown in the Status box when the Main battery is receiving external power.
The main battery is charged/recharged when the MX3X is docked in a powered cradle or directly cabled to an external power
source.
The backup battery draws power from the Main battery to maintain a charge. The backup battery voltage and percentage of
power fluctuate continuously.
When there is no Main battery in the unit, the backup battery begins to discharge as it maintains RAM and other vital settings.
After a Main battery is installed, the backup battery begins to draw power from the Main battery again.
Note: Frequent connection to an external power source, if feasible, is recommended to maintain backup battery charge
status as the backup battery cannot be recharged by a dead or missing main battery.
Backup Battery Maintenance
LXE recommends Discharging and Recharging the backup battery twice a year. Use the Charge or Discharge buttons to
charge and discharge the backup battery:
To Charge
Tap the Charge button. The Discharge button text changes to “Off”. When the backup battery is charging, tap the Off button to
stop the Charge process.
To Discharge
Tap the Discharge button. The Charge button text changes to “Off”. When the backup battery is discharging, tap the Off button
to stop the Discharge process.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 74 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Access: Start | Settings | Control Panel | Bluetooth
Discover and manage pairing with nearby Bluetooth devices.
Factory Default Settings
Discovered Devices
None
Settings
Turn Off Bluetooth
Disabled
Report when connection lost
Enabled
Report when reconnected
Disabled
Report failure to reconnect
Enabled
Computer is connectable
Enabled
Computer is discoverable
Disabled
Prompt if devices request to pair
Disabled
Continuous search
Disabled
Bluetooth taskbar Icon state and Bluetooth device Icon states change as Bluetooth devices are discovered, pair, connect and
disconnect. There may be audible or visual signals as paired devices re-connect with the MX3X.
l
l
The default Bluetooth setting is On.
The MX3X cannot be discovered by other Bluetooth devices when the Computer is discoverable option is disabled
(unchecked) on the Settings panel.
l
Other Bluetooth devices cannot be discovered if they have been set up to be Non-Discoverable or Invisible.
l
The MX3X can pair with one Bluetooth scanner and one Bluetooth printer.
l
l
It is not necessary to disconnect a paired scanner and printer before a different scanner or printer is paired with the
MX3X.
The target Bluetooth device should be as close as possible (line of sight) to the MX3X during the pairing process.
Assumption:The System Administrator has Discovered and Paired targeted Bluetooth devices for the MX3X. The MX3X
operating system has been upgraded to the revision level required for Bluetooth client operation.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 75 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Bluetooth Devices
Bluetooth Devices
The Bluetooth Devices tab displays any device previously discovered and paired with the MX3X.
Bluetooth Devices Panel
Discover
Tap the Discover button to locate all discoverable Bluetooth devices in the vicinity. The Discovery process also queries for the
unique identifier of each device discovered.
Discover Bluetooth Devices
Tap Stop at any time to end the Discover and Query for Unique Identifier functions.
Note: When an active paired device enters Suspend Mode, is turned Off or leaves the MX3X Bluetooth scanning range,
the Bluetooth connection between the paired device and the MX3X is lost. There may be audible or visual signals as
paired devices disconnect from the MX3X.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 76 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Bluetooth Device Menu
Bluetooth Device List
The discovered paired devices may or may not be identified with an icon. Discovered devices without an icon can be paired as
printers or scanners. The Bluetooth panel assigns an icon to the device name.
An icon with a red background indicates the device's Bluetooth connection is inactive.
An icon with a white background indicates the device is connected to the MX3X and the device's Bluetooth connection is
active.
Double-tap a device in the list to open the device properties menu. The target device does not need to be active.
Bluetooth Device Menu
Doubleclick on a listed device to bring up the Bluetooth device menu.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 77 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Bluetooth Device Properties
Bluetooth Device Right Click Menu
Tap Pair as Scanner to set up the MX3X to receive data from the scanner.
Tap Pair as Printer to set up the MX3X to send data to the printer.
Tap Disconnect to stop the connection between the MX3X and a paired Bluetooth device.
Tap Delete to remove an unpaired device from the Bluetooth device list. The device name and identifier is removed from the
MX3X Bluetooth Devices panel after the user taps OK.
Tap Properties for more information on the Bluetooth device.
Bluetooth Device Properties
Bluetooth Device Properties Menu
Data on the Bluetooth Properties panel cannot be changed by the user. The data displayed is the result of the device Query
performed during the Discovery process.
The Status dialog box reflects the current state of the highlighted device.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 78 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Settings
Settings
Bluetooth Device Settings Panel
Note: These options can still be checked or unchecked whether Bluetooth connection is enabled or disabled.
Option
Default
Information
There may be an audio or visual signal when a connection between a paired, active
device is lost.
Report when connection
lost
Enabled
A visual signal may be a dialog box placed on the display notifying the user the
connection between one (or all) of the paired Bluetooth devices has stopped.
This option is enabled by default. Tap ok button to remove the dialog box from the
screen.
There may be an audio or visual signal when a connection between a paired, active
device is re-connected.
Report when reconnected
Disabled
A visual signal may be a dialog box placed on the display notifying the user a
connection between one (or all) of the previously paired Bluetooth devices is
complete. This option is disabled by default.
Tap the ok button to remove the dialog box from the screen.
The default time delay is 30 minutes. This value cannot be changed by the user.
There may be an audio or visual signal when a connection between a paired, active
device fails to re-connect. A visual signal may be a dialog box placed on the display
notifying the user the connection between one (or all) of the previously paired
Bluetooth devices has failed. This option is enabled by default.
Report failure to reconnect
Enabled
Tap the X button or ok button to close the dialog box.
Possible reasons for failure to reconnect: Timeout expired without reconnecting;
attempted to pair with a device that is currently paired with another device;
attempted to pair with a known device that moved out of range or was turned off;
attempted to pair with a known device but the reason why reconnect failed is
unknown.
Computer is connectable
Enabled
Disable this option to inhibit MX3X connection with all Bluetooth devices. This
option is enabled by default.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 79 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Turn Off Bluetooth Button
Option
Computer is discoverable
Default
Disabled
Information
Enable this option to ensure other devices can discover the MX3X. This option is
disabled by default.
A dialog box appears on the MX3X screen notifying the user a Bluetooth device
requests to pair with the MX3X. This option is disabled by default.
The requesting Bluetooth device does not need to have been Discovered by the
MX3X before the pairing request is received.
Prompt if devices request
to pair
Disabled
Tap the Accept button or the Decline button to remove the dialog box from the
screen.
Note: In some cases, if a Bluetooth device is already paired this setting
cannot be changed. If this is the case, an error message is displayed and the
option is not changed. The Bluetooth device must be disconnected before
changing this setting.
Continuous Search
Disabled
When enabled, the Bluetooth connection never stops searching for a device it has
paired with when the connection is broken (such as the paired device entering
Suspend mode, going out of range or being turned off). When disabled, after being
enabled, the MX3X stops searching after 30 minutes. This option draws power from
the Main Battery.
Computer Friendly Name
Empty
The name, or identifier, entered in this space by the System Administrator is used
exclusively by Bluetooth devices and during Bluetooth communication.
Turn Off Bluetooth Button
Tap the button to toggle Bluetooth hardware On or Off. When the button is dimmed (grey), the Bluetooth client cannot be
disabled.
Default
The default value is Bluetooth On.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 80 ] MX3X Reference Guide
About
About
Bluetooth About Panel
This panel lists the assigned Computer Friendly Name (that other devices may discover during their Discovery and Query
process), the Bluetooth MAC address, and software version levels. The data cannot be edited by the user.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 81 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Using Bluetooth
Using Bluetooth
Access: Start | Settings | Control Panel | Bluetooth or Bluetooth icon in taskbar or Bluetooth icon on desktop
or
Tap the Bluetooth icon in the taskbar to open the Bluetooth LXEZ Pairing application.
The MX3X default Bluetooth setting is Enabled.
The LXE MX3X Bluetooth® module is designed to Discover and pair with nearby Bluetooth devices.
Only LXE printers or scanners are recognized and displayed in the Bluetooth panel. All other Bluetooth devices are ignored.
Prerequisite: The Bluetooth devices have been setup to allow them to be “Discovered” and “Connected/Paired”. The System
Administrator is familiar with the pairing function of the Bluetooth devices.
Bluetooth Devices Display – Before Discovering Devices
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 82 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Initial Use
Initial Use
1. Select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Bluetooth or tap the Bluetooth icon in the taskbar or on the desktop.
2. Tap the Settings Tab.
3. Change the Computer Friendly Name at the bottom of the Settings display. The Bluetooth MX3X default name is determined by the factory installed software version. LXE strongly urges assigning every MX3X a unique name (up to 32 characters) before Bluetooth Discovery is initiated.
4. Check or uncheck the MX3X Bluetooth options on the Settings tab.
5. Tap the OK button to save your changes or the X button to discard any changes.
Subsequent Use
Note: Taskbar and Bluetooth device Icon states change as Bluetooth devices are discovered, pair, connect and
disconnect. A taskbar Bluetooth icon with a red background indicates Bluetooth is active and not paired with any device.
A device icon with a red background indicates a disconnected paired device.
1. Tap the Bluetooth icon in the taskbar or on the desktop to open the Bluetooth LXEZ Pairing application.
2. Tap the Bluetooth Devices tab.
3. Tap the Discover button. When the Bluetooth module begins searching for in-range Bluetooth devices, the button name
changes to Stop. Tap the Stop button to cancel the Discover function at any time.
4. The discovered devices are listed in the Bluetooth Devices window.
5. Highlight a Bluetooth device in the Discovered window and double-tap to open the device properties menu.
6. Tap Pair as Scanner to set up the MX3X to receive scanner data.
7. Tap Pair as Printer to set up the MX3X to send data to the printer.
8. Tap Disconnect to stop pairing with the device. Once disconnected, tap Delete to remove the device name and data
from the MX3X Bluetooth Devices list. The device is deleted after the OK button is clicked.
9. Upon successful pairing, the selected device may react to indicate a successful connection. The reaction may be an
audio signal from the device, flashing LED on the device, or a dialog box is placed on the MX3X display.
10. Whenever the MX3X is turned On, all previously paired, live, Bluetooth devices in the vicinity are paired, one at a time,
with the MX3X. If the devices cannot connect to the MX3X before the re-connect timeout time period expires (default is
approximately 20 seconds for each paired device) there is no indication of the continuing disconnect state if Report Failure to Reconnect is disabled.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 83 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Bluetooth Indicators
Bluetooth Indicators
The Bluetooth taskbar Icon state changes as Bluetooth devices are discovered, pair, connect and disconnect.
There may be audible or visual signals as paired devices re-connect with the MX3X.
Only LXE printers or scanners are recognized and displayed in the Bluetooth panel. All other Bluetooth devices are ignored.
Taskbar Icon
Legend
Bluetooth module is connected to one or more of the targeted Bluetooth device(s).
MX3X is not connected to any Bluetooth device.
MX3X is ready to connect with any Bluetooth device.
MX3X is out of range of all paired Bluetooth device(s). Connection is inactive.
Note: When an active paired device enters Suspend Mode, is turned Off or leaves the MX3X Bluetooth scan range, the
Bluetooth connection between the paired device and the MX3X is lost. There may be audible or visual signals as paired
devices disconnect from the MX3X.
AppLock, if installed, does not stop the end-user from using Bluetooth applications, nor does it stop authorized Bluetoothenabled devices from pairing with the MX3X while AppLock is in control. .
Bluetooth Barcode Reader Setup
Please refer to the Bluetooth scanner manufacturer’s User Guide; it may be available on the manufacturer’s web site. Contact
your LXE representative for Bluetooth product assistance.
Introduction
LXE supports several different types of barcode readers. This section describes the interaction and setup for a mobile
Bluetooth laser scanner or laser imager connected to the MX3X using Bluetooth functions.
Prerequisites
l
The MX3X has the Bluetooth hardware and software installed. An operating system upgrade may be required. Contact
your LXE representative for details.
l
If the MX3X has a Bluetooth address identifier barcode label affixed, then Bluetooth hardware and software is installed.
l
The mobile Bluetooth laser scanner / laser imager battery is fully charged.
l
l
l
The MX3X main battery is fully charged. Alternatively, the MX3X may be in a powered cradle or cabled to AC/DC
power.
Important: The barcode numbering examples in this segment are not real and should not be created nor scanned with a
Bluetooth scanner.
To open the LXEZ Pairing program, tap Start | Settings | Control Panel | Bluetooth or tap the Bluetooth icon on the
desktop or tap the Bluetooth icon in the taskbar.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 84 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Introduction
Sample Bluetooth Address Barcode Label
Locate the barcode label, similar to the one shown above, attached to the MX3X. The label is the Bluetooth address identifier
for the MX3X.
The mobile Bluetooth scanner / imager requires this information before discovering, pairing, connecting or disconnecting can
occur.
Important: The MX3X Bluetooth address identifier label should remain protected from damage (rips, tears, spills, soiling,
erasure, etc.) at all times. It may be required when pairing, connecting, and disconnecting new Bluetooth barcode readers.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 85 ] MX3X Reference Guide
MX3X with Label
MX3X with Label
If the MX3X has a Bluetooth address barcode label attached, follow these steps:
1. Scan the Bluetooth address barcode label, attached to the MX3X, with the LXE Bluetooth mobile scanner.
2. If this is the first time the Bluetooth scanner has scanned the MX3X Bluetooth label, the devices are paired. See section
titled “Bluetooth Beep and LED Indications”. If the devices do not pair successfully, go to the next step.
3. Open the LXEZ Pairing panel [Start | Settings | Control Panel | Bluetooth].
4. Tap Discover. Locate the Bluetooth scanner in the Discovery panel.
5. Double-tap the stylus on the Bluetooth scanner. The right-mouse-click menu appears.
6. Select Pair as Scanner to pair the MX3X with the Bluetooth mobile scanner.
The devices are paired. The Bluetooth barcode reader responds with a series of beeps and an LED flashes. Refer to the
following section titled “Bluetooth Beep and LED Indications”.
Note: After scanning the MX3X Bluetooth label, if there is no beep and no LED flash from the Bluetooth device, the
devices are currently paired.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 86 ] MX3X Reference Guide
MX3X without Label
MX3X without Label
If the MX3X Bluetooth address barcode label does not exist, follow these steps to create a unique Bluetooth address barcode
for the MX3X:
First, locate the MX3X Bluetooth address by tapping Start | Settings | Control Panel | Bluetooth | About tab.
About Tab and Bluetooth Address
Next, create a Bluetooth address barcode label for the MX3X1.
The format for the barcode label is as follows:
l
l
Barcode type must be Code 128.
FNC3 character followed by string Uppercase L, lowercase n, lowercase k, uppercase B and then the Bluetooth
address (12 hex digits, no colons). For example, LnkB0400fd002031.
Create and print the label.
Scan the MX3X Bluetooth address barcode label with the Bluetooth barcode reader.
The devices are paired. The Bluetooth barcode reader responds with a series of beeps and LED flashes. Refer to the following
section titled “Bluetooth Beep and LED Indications”.
Note: After scanning the MX3X Bluetooth label, if there is no beep and no LED flash from the Bluetooth device, the
devices are currently paired.
1 Free barcode creation software is available for download on the World Wide Web. Search using the keywords “barcode
create”.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 87 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Bluetooth Beep and LED Indications
Bluetooth Beep and LED Indications
Beep Type from Bluetooth Device
Behavior
Acknowledge label
1 beep
Label rejected
2 beeps at low frequency
Transmission error
Beep will sound high-low-high-low
Link successful
Beep will sound low-medium-high
Link unsuccessful
Beep will sound high-low-high-low
LED on Bluetooth Device
Behavior
Yellow LED blinks at 2 Hz
Linking in progress
Off
Disconnected or unlinked
Yellow LED blinks at 50 Hz
Bluetooth transmission in progress
Yellow LED blinks at the same rate as the paging beep (1 Hz)
Paging
Green LED blinks once a second
Disabled indication
Upon startup, if the scanner sounds a long tone, this means the scanner has not passed its automatic Selftest and has entered
isolation mode. If the scanner is reset, the sequence is repeated. Contact LXE Support for assistance.
Easy Pairing and Auto-Reconnect
The Bluetooth module can establish relationships with new devices after the end-user taps the Discover button. It can autoreconnect to devices previously known but which have gone out of and then returned within range. Pairing supports SPP
devices only.
Up to two Bluetooth devices can be connected to the MX3X at a time; LXE supports one Bluetooth scanner and one Bluetooth
printer.
Note: Configuration elements are persistent and stored in the registry.
Setup the Bluetooth module to establish how the user is notified by easy pairing and auto-reconnect events.
AppLock, if installed, does not stop the end-user from using the Bluetooth application, nor does it stop other Bluetooth-enabled
devices from pairing with the MX3X while AppLock is in control.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 88 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Certificates
Certificates
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Certificates
Manage digital certificates used for secure communication.
Note: Digital certificates are date sensitive. If the date on the MX3X is incorrect, wireless authentication will fail.
The Certificates stores lists the certificates trusted by the MX3X mobile device user.
These values may change based on the type of network security resident in the client, access point or the host system.
Tap the Import button to import a digital certificate file.
Tap the View button to view a highlighted digital certificate.
Tap the Remove button to remove highlighted certificate files.
Tap the ? button and follow the instructions in the Windows CE Help file when working with trusted authorities and digital
certificates.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 89 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Date / Time
Date / Time
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Date/Time - or - Time in Desktop Taskbar
Use this MX3X panel to set Date, Time, Time Zone, and assign a Daylight Savings location.
Factory Default Settings
Current Time
Midnight
Time Zone
GMT-05:00
Daylight Savings
Enabled
There is very little functional change from general desktop or laptop Date/Time Properties options.
Double-tapping the time displayed in the Desktop Taskbar causes the Date/Time Properties screen to appear.
The Sync button activates a utility that will set the clock using a network time server.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 90 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Dialing
Dialing
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Dialing
Set dialup properties for internal modems (not supplied or supported on the MX3X by LXE).
Factory Default Settings
Location
Work
Area Code
425
Tone Dialing
Enabled
Country/Region
1
Disable Call Waiting
Disabled (blank)
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 91 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Display
Display
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Display
The display might also called the touchscreen.
Select the desktop background image and appearance scheme for the MX3X. Using the options on the Backlight tab, set the
display backlight and keypad backlight timers when running on battery or external power.
Adjust the settings and tap the OK button to save the changes. Saved changes take effect immediately.
Factory Default Settings
Background
Image
Windows CE
Image on background
Disabled
Appearance
Schemes (color displays)
Windows Standard
Schemes (monochrome displays) High Contrast White
Backlight
Battery power and user idle
3 seconds
Battery power and System idle
15 seconds
Battery power, idle, Suspend
5 minutes
External power and user idle
2 minutes
External power and System idle
2 minutes
External power, idle, Suspend
2 minutes
Background
There is very little change from general desktop PC Display Properties / Background options. Select an image from the
dropdown list (or tap the Browse button to select an image from another folder) to display on the Desktop, and then tap the OK
button to save the change. The change takes effect immediately.
Appearance
There is very little change from general desktop PC Appearance options. Select a scheme from the dropdown list and make
changes to the parameters. The default is High Contrast White for monochrome displays and Windows Standard for color
displays. Tap the Save button to save any changes, renaming the scheme if desired. Tap the Delete button to delete schemes.
Tap the Apply button to apply the selected scheme to the display.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 92 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Backlight
Backlight
The backlight settings use the LXE set of default timeouts and is synchronized to the User Idle setting in the Schemes tab in
the Power control panel.
When the backlight timer expires, the touchscreen backlight is dimmed, not turned off. When both checkboxes are unchecked,
the backlight never turns off (or dims).
Default values are 3 seconds for Battery, 2 minutes for External and both the check boxes are enabled.
When the keypad backlight is set to Follow the touchscreen backlight, the keypad backlight turns off when the touchscreen
backlight dims.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 93 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Input Panel
Input Panel
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Input Panel
Set the current MX3X keys and data input method.
Factory Default Settings
Input Method
Keyboard
Allow applications to change
input panel state
Enabled
Options button
Keys
Small keys
Use gestures
Disabled
Use this panel to make the Input Panel (on-screen keyboard) or the physical keypad primarily available when entering data on
any screen.
Selecting Keyboard enables both.
Tap the Options button to set the size of the keys displayed on-screen and whether Transcriber gestures are enabled or
disabled.
Note: Contact your LXE representative for language packs as they become available.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 94 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Internet Options
Internet Options
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Internet Options
Set options for MX3X Internet connectivity.
Select a tab. Tap the ? button for help using Windows CE Help installed in your mobile device. Adjust the settings and tap the
OK button. The changes take effect immediately.
Factory Default Settings
General
Start Page
http://www.lxe.com/
Search Page
http://www.google.com
Cache Size
512Kb
Connection
Use LAN
Disabled
Autodial Name
Blank
Proxy Server
Disabled
Bypass Proxy
Disabled
Security
Allow cookies
Enabled
Allow TLS 1.0 security
Disabled
Allow SSL 2.0 security
Enabled
Allow SSL 3.0 security
Enabled
Warn when switching
Enabled
Privacy
First party cookies
Accept
Third party cookies
Prompt
Session cookies
Always allow
Advanced
Stylesheets
Enabled
Theming Support
Enable
Multimedia
All options enabled
Security
All options enabled
Popups
Block popups
Disabled
Display notification
Enabled
Use same window
Disabled
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 95 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Internet Options
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 96 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Internet Options
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 97 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Keyboard
Keyboard
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Keyboard
Set keypad key map, keypad key repeat delay, and key repeat rate.
Factory Default Settings
Repeat Tab
Key map
Default (or Default MX3X)
Repeat character
Enable
Repeat Delay
Short
Repeat Rate
Slow
Select a key map using the drop-down list. Adjust the character repeat settings and tap the OK button to save the changes.
When new key maps, or fonts, are added to the registry, they are available immediately and the font name is in the Keyboard
Properties Key map dropdown list. Only one font at a time can be selected. The fonts affect the screen display, they do not
affect any virtual (touchscreen) key taps.
See About | Software | Language tab for the name of any installed fonts.
Languages and Fonts
Fonts are available in the following languages (in separate part numbers) for each language: Simplified Chinese, Traditional
Chinese, Korean, Japanese. Tahoma font is on every unit and includes English (default), European (French, Spanish, German,
Portuguese), Scandinavian languages, Arabic, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, and Thai.
See Also: Regional Settings for instruction for setting User Interface Language and Default Input Language.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 98 ] MX3X Reference Guide
KeyPad
KeyPad
Start | Settings | Control Panel | KeyPad Icon
Use this control panel option to assign key functions to mappable keys available on your MX3X, determine application launch
sequences and program command Run sequences.
Note: KeyPad Control Panel options LaunchApp and RunCmd do not inter-relate with similarly-named options contained
in other Control Panel applets. For example, the AppLock Administrator Control panel file Launch option.
Factory Default Settings
KeyMap
Modifier Mode None
Key
F1
Remap to – F1
Edit String
Field Exit String – Empty
LaunchApp
App1
Empty
App2
Empty
App3
Empty
App4
Empty
App/Opt
EXE
RunCmd
Cmd1
Empty
Cmd2
Empty
Cmd3
Empty
Cmd4
Empty
File/Parm
FILE
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 99 ] MX3X Reference Guide
KeyMap Tab
KeyMap Tab
Assign settings by clicking radio buttons and selecting keys from the drop down boxes. Tap the OK button when finished. The
changes take effect immediately.
How to Remap a Single Key
1. Select the modifier key from the Modifier Mode options.
2. Select the key to be remapped from the Key pulldown list.
3. Select the value from the remapped key from the Remapped Key pulldown list.
4. Click OK to save the result and close the Keypad Control.
How to Remap a Key Sequence
1. Select the modifier key from the Modifier Mode options.
2. Select the key to be remapped from the Key pulldown list.
3. Select Key Sequence from the Remapped Key pulldown list.
4. Select the first key for the multiple key sequence from the pulldown list. Press the Add button to add the key to the multiple key sequence shown in the Key Sequence box. Repeat this step until all keys desired have been added to the key
sequence. If necessary, use the Clear button to erase all entries in the Key Sequence box.
5. Click OK to save the result and close the Keypad Control.
Note: A key can only be used once in a multiple key sequence. For example, an F1 key added to a key sequence means
an F1 key cannot be used again in the same key sequence.
How to Remap an Application
1. Select the modifier key from the Modifier Mode options.
2. Select the key to be remapped from the Key pulldown list.
3. Select Launch App1-4 from the remapped key from the Remapped Key pulldown list.
4. Click on the LaunchApp tab.
5. Make sure the EXE radio button is selected.
6. In the text box (App1-4) corresponding to the number selected for Launch App1-4, enter the application to launch.
7. If any parameters are needed for the application, click on the OPT radio button. This clears the text box (though the application name is saved). Enter the desired parameters in the appropriate text box.
8. Click OK to save the result and close the Keypad Control.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 100 ] MX3X Reference Guide
KeyMap Tab
9. If the KeyMap tab is accessed again, the application plus any specified parameters is displayed in the Key Sequence
text box when the remapped key is again selected.
How to Remap a Command
1. Select the modifier key from the Modifier Mode options.
2. Select the key to be remapped from the Key pulldown list.
3. Select RunCmd 1-4 from the remapped key from the Remapped Key pulldown list.
4. Click on the RunCmd tab.
5. Make sure the FILE radio button is selected.
6. In the text box (Cmd1-4) corresponding to the number selected for RunCmd1-4, enter the desired command.
7. If any parameters are needed for the command, click on the PARM radio button. This clears the text box (though the
command is saved). Enter the desired parameters in the appropriate text box.
8. Click OK to save the result and close the Keypad Control.
9. If the KeyMap tab is accessed again, the command plus any specified parameters is displayed in the Key Sequence
text box when the remapped key is again selected.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 101 ] MX3X Reference Guide
LaunchApp Tab
LaunchApp Tab
The default for all text boxes is Null or “ ”. The text boxes accept string values only.
Note that executables and parameters are not checked for accuracy by the keyboard driver. If the launch fails, the MX3X emits
a single beep, if the launch is successful, it is silent.
The Launch App command is defined for use by system administrators. These instructions are parsed and executed directly by
the keyboard driver.
1. Place the cursor in the text box next to the App you wish to run, e.g. App1, App2.
2. Enable the EXE radio button if the application is an EXE file.
3. Enter the name of the executable file.
4. Enable the OPT radio button to add options or parameters for the executable file in the same text box. Switching from
EXE to OPT clears the text box (but the information previously entered is stored), allowing parameter entry.
Tap the OK button when finished. The changes take effect immediately.
The result of the application (exe) and options (opt) entries are displayed on the KeyMap tab in the Key Sequence box when the
key mapped to the LauchApp is selected.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 102 ] MX3X Reference Guide
RunCmd Tab
RunCmd Tab
The default for all text boxes is Empty, Null or " ". The text boxes accept string values only.
Note that executables and parameters are not checked for accuracy by the keyboard driver. If the launch fails, the MX3X emits
a single beep, if the launch is successful, the mobile device is silent.
The Run Cmd command is defined for use by system administrators. These instructions call the ShellExecuteEx API, which
opens documents directly.
1. Place the cursor in the text box next to the Cmd you wish to run, e.g. Cmd1, Cmd2.
2. Enable the file radio button and enter the name of the file.
3. Enable the PARM radio button to add parameters for file/exe execution in the same text box.
Tap the OK button when finished. The changes take effect immediately.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 103 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Mixer
Mixer
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Mixer
The MX3X has a speaker. It is active when a headset is not connected to the device.
Use the settings on these panels to adjust the volume, record gain and sidetone for microphone input, speaker and speaker
output.
Headsets can be enabled, disabled and selected using these panels.
Factory Default Settings
Master Volume
0 dB
Record Gain
22.5 dB
Sidetone
12.0 dB
Input
None
Select the input for the mixer. Move the sliders up and down, or tap the up and down arrows, to adjust the decibel level.
Note: Set Input to None when using stereo headphones. Set Input to Mic1 when using a mono headset with microphone.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 104 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Mouse
Mouse
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Mouse
Use this option to set the double-tap sensitivity for stylus taps on the MX3X touchscreen.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 105 ] MX3X Reference Guide
MX3X-VXC Options
MX3X-VXC Options
Access: Start | Settings | Control Panel | MX3X-VXC Options
Set options such as IP V6, time sync, touchscreen enable and CapsLock. Also set Status Popup taskbar icon display options
for the Admin and User.
It may be necessary to warmboot the MX3X after making desired changes. A pop up window indicates if a warmboot is
required.
Note: If there is no icon corresponding to this item in the Control Panel, contact your LXE Representative for upgrade
details.
Communication
Options on this tab configure communication options for the MX3X.
MX3X - VXC Options / Communications Tab
Enable TCP/IP Version 6
By default, IPv6 is disabled on the LXE device. Check this checkbox to enable IPv6.
Allow Remote Desktop Autologon
By default, Remote Desktop Autologon is disabled. Check this checkbox to enable Remote Desktop Autologon.
Note: The .RDP file must be saved in the \System folder. When prompted, use the Save As button to save the .RDP file
in the \System directory. If the .RDP file is saved in the default root folder location, the .RDP file will not persist across a
warmboot.
Autolaunch TimeSync
By default, TimeSync does not automatically run on the MX3X. To enable TimeSync to run automatically on the MX3X, check
this checkbox.
Synchronize with a Local Time Server
By default, GrabTime synchronizes via an Internet connection. To synchronize with a local time server:
1. Use ActiveSync to copy GrabTime.ini from the My Device | Windows folder on the mobile device to the host PC.
2. Edit the copy of GrabTime.ini on the host PC. Add the local time server’s domain name to the beginning of the list of
servers. You can optionally delete the remainder of the list.
3. Copy the modified GrabTime.ini file to the My Device | System folder on the mobile device.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 106 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Misc
The System/GrabTime.ini file takes precedence over the Windows/GrabTime.ini file. System/Grabtime.ini also persists after a
coldboot; Windows/Grabtime.ini does not persist.
Misc
Options on this tab configure device specific options. Note that options not available on the MX3X are grayed out.
MX3X Options / Misc. Tab
CapsLock
By default, CapsLock is disabled after a warmboot. To enable CapsLock after a warmboot, check this checkbox.
NumLock
This option is not available for the MX3X as it does not support NumLock mode.
Touch Screen Disable
By default, the MX3X touchscreen is enabled. To disable the touchscreen after a warmboot, check this checkbox.
Touch Screen Heater Disable
This option is not available for the MX3X as it does not contain a touchscreen heater.
Screen Size 640x480
This option is not available for the MX3X as it does not support this display resolution.
Large SIP
The software input panel (SIP) can be displayed in a standard size or a large size. By default, the smaller SIP is displayed. To
enable the larger SIP, check this checkbox.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 107 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Status Popup
Status Popup
Options on this tab configure the Status Popup window. When the Status popup window is displayed, it is placed on top of the
window in focus and hides any data beneath it. It is closed by pressing the assigned Status User or Status Admin key
sequence.
MX3X Options / Status PopupTab
Using the KeyPad control panel, the System Administrator must first assign a Status User key sequence for the end-user
when they want to toggle the Status Popup Window on or off.
The System Administrator must also assign a Status Admin key sequence to perform the same function. Status popup
window display options (taskbar icons) are assigned on the Status Popup tab. E.g. AC Power, ActiveSync, WLAN radio,
CapsLock, Network status, Bluetooth status, etc.
The default for the User and Admin status popup windows is to show all status information. The 5 second timeout to remove
the status popup from the display is disabled by default for the User and Admin status popup windows.
Click here to go to the KeyPad control panel.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 108 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Network and Dialup Options
Network and Dialup Options
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Network and Dialup Connections
Set MX3X network driver properties and network access properties. Select a connection to use, or create a new connection.
Create a New Connection
1. On the mobile device, select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Network and Dialup Connections. A window is displayed showing the existing connections.
2. Assuming the connection you want does not exist, double-tap Make New Connection.
3. Give the new connection an appropriate name (My Connection @ 9600, etc.). Tap the Direct Connection radio button.
Tap the Next button.
4. From the popup menu, choose the port you want to connect to. Only the available ports are shown.
5. Tap the Configure... button.
6. Under the Port Settings tab, choose the appropriate baud rate. Data bits, parity, and stop bits remain at 8, none, and 1,
respectively.
7. Under the Call Options tab, be sure to turn off Wait for dial tone, since a direct connection will not have a dial tone. Set
the timeout parameter (default is 5 seconds). Tap OK.
8. TCP/IP Settings should not need to change from defaults. Tap the Finish button to create the new connection.
9. Close the Remote Networking window.
10. To activate the new connection select Start | Settings | Control Panel | PC Connection and tap the Change Connection… button.
11. Select the new connection. Tap OK twice.
12. Close the Control Panel window.
13. Connect the desktop PC to the mobile device with the appropriate cable.
14. Click the desktop Connect icon to test the new connection.
You can activate the connection by double-tapping on the specific connection icon in the Remote Networking window, but this
will only start an RAS (Remote Access Services) session, and does not start ActiveSync properly.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 109 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Owner
Owner
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Owner
Set the MX3X owner details. The Network ID is used when logging into a remote network.
Factory Default Settings
Identification
Name
Blank
Company
Blank
Address
Blank
Telephones
Blank
Display owner ID at power-on
Disabled
Notes
Notes
Blank
Display notes at power-on
Disabled
Network ID
User Name
Blank
Password
Blank
Domain
Blank
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 110 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Owner
Enter user name, password and domain to be used when logging into network resources.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 111 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Password
Password
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Password
Use this panel to set MX3X user access to control panels and power up password properties.
Important: This password must be entered before performing a cold boot or cold reset.
If entering a power-on or screen saver password does not allow you to disable this password protection or perform a cold boot,
contact Customer Support.
Factory Default Settings
Password
Blank
Enter password at Power On
Disabled
Enter password at Remote Desktop Screen Saver Disabled
l
The password and password settings are saved during a warm boot and a cold boot.
l
The screensaver password affects the Remote Desktop screensaver only.
l
l
l
l
After a password is assigned and saved, each time a Settings | Control Panel option is selected, the user will be
required to enter the password before the Control Panel will open.
The screensaver password is the same as the power-on password. They are not set independently.
A screensaver password cannot be created without first enabling the “Enable password protection at power-on” checkbox.
The screensaver password is not automatically enabled when the “power-on” checkbox is enabled.
Enter the password in the Password text box, then press Tab and type the password again to confirm it.
Enable the power-on checkbox and, if desired, the screensaver checkbox.
A changed/saved password is in effect immediately.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 112 ] MX3X Reference Guide
PC Connection
PC Connection
Start | Settings | Control Panel | PC Connection
Use these options to control a cabled connection (USB, serial) between the MX3X and a nearby desktop/laptop computer.
Factory Default Settings
Enable direct connection
Enabled
Connect using
USB Client
Unchecking the Allow connection with desktop computer when device is attached checkbox disables ActiveSync on the
MX3X.
Tap the Change button to change the direct connect setting.
Tap the drop-down box to view a list of pre-configured connection settings.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 113 ] MX3X Reference Guide
PCMCIA
PCMCIA
Start | Settings | Control Panel | PCMCIA
Use the options on the tabs to manage cards installed in the MX3X.
Factory Default Settings
PCMCIA
Disable slot now
Off
Power slot during sleep (3.3v)
Dimmed
Power slot during sleep (5v)
Off
Write protect slot
Off (dimmed)
CF
Disable slot now
Off
Power slot during sleep (3.3v)
(Off) Dimmed
Power slot during sleep (5v)
Off
Write protect slot
Off
IntATA
Disable slot now
Off (dimmed)
Power slot during sleep (3.3v)
On (dimmed)
Power slot during sleep (5v)
Off (dimmed)
Write protect slot
Off (dimmed)
PCMCIATab Options
The name of the card (from the CIS data on the card) in the slot is displayed. This information cannot be changed by the user.
When “Power slot during sleep” is checked, the slot will stay powered up in Suspend at the cost of reduced battery life.
When “Disable slot now” is checked, the slot is powered down as soon as the Control Panel is closed and the PCMCIA driver
ignores any card in the slot. When there is no card in a slot, the options are dimmed.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 114 ] MX3X Reference Guide
CF Tab Options
CF Tab Options
The name of the card (from the CIS data on the card) in the slot is displayed. This information cannot be changed by the user.
When “Power slot during sleep” is checked, the slot will stay powered up in Suspend at the cost of reduced battery life.
When “Disable slot now” is checked, the slot is powered down as soon as the Control Panel is closed and the PCMCIA driver
ignores any card in the slot. When there is no card in a slot, the options are dimmed.
IntATA Tab Options
The IntATA Tab provides information on the internal Compact Flash ATA drive. There are no user configurable options.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 115 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Power
Power
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Power
The MX3X power mode timers are cumulative.
The System Idle timer begins the countdown after the User Idle timer has expired and the Suspend timer begins the countdown
after the System Idle timer has expired.
When the User Idle timer is set to “Never”, the power scheme timers never place the device in User Idle, System Idle or
Suspend modes (even when the device is idle).
The Display | Backlight setting is synchronized with the User Idle setting in the Schemes tab in the Power control panel.
Factory Default Settings
Battery Tab
Turbo Mode
Enabled
Schemes Tab
Battery Power - User Idle Timeout
3 seconds
Battery Power - System Idle Timeout
15 seconds
Battery Power - Suspend Timeout
5 minutes
AC Power - User Idle Timeout
2 minutes
AC Power - System Idle Timeout
2 minutes
AC Power - Suspend Timeout
5 minutes
Device Status Tab
No user interaction
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 116 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Power
Because of the cumulative effect, and using the Battery Power Scheme Defaults listed above:
l
The backlight turns off after 3 seconds of no activity,
l
The display turns off after 18 seconds of no activity (15 sec + 3 sec),
l
And the device enters Suspend after 5 minutes and 18 seconds of no activity.
l
If the User Idle timer is set to Never, the power scheme timers never place the device in User Idle, System Idle or Suspend modes.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 117 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Regional and Language Settings
Regional and Language Settings
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Regional Settings
Set the appearance of numbers, currency, time and date based on regional and language settings. Set the MX3X user interface
language and the default input language.
Factory Default Settings
Region
Locale
English (United States)
Number
123,456,789.00 / -123,456,789.00 neg
Currency
$123,456,789.00 pos / ($123,456,789.00) neg
Time
h:mm:ss tt (tt=AM or PM)
Date
M/d/yy short / dddd,MMMM,dd,yyyy long
Language
User Interface
English (United States)
Input
Language
English (United States)-US
Installed
English (United States)-US
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 118 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Regional and Language Settings
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 119 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Remove Programs
Remove Programs
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Remove Programs
Note: Lists programs installed in RAM that have been marked for removal.
Select a program and tap Remove. Follow the prompts on the screen to uninstall MX3X user-installed only programs. The
change takes effect immediately.
Files stored in the My Documents folder are not removed using this option.
Note: Do not remove LXE-installed programs using this option. Contact your LXE representative for assistance if LXE
installed programs must be deleted.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 120 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Scanner Wedge
Scanner Wedge
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner
Set MX3X scanner keyboard wedge parameters, enable or disable allowed symbologies, scanner icon appearance, active
scanner port, and scan key settings.
Assign baud rate, parity, stop bits and data bits for available COM ports.
Parameters on the Main tab and the COM tab(s) apply to this device only.
Barcode manipulation parameter settings on the Barcode tab are applied to the incoming data resulting from successful
barcode scans sent to the MX3X for processing. The successful barcode scan data may be sent by
l
an integrated scanner in the endcap,
l
a wireless Bluetooth Handheld Scanner,
l
or a tethered scanner.
Integrated scanner configuration can be changed using the Scanner Control Panel or via the LXE API functions. While the
changed configuration is being stored, the Scanner LED is solid amber. The scanner is not operational during the configuration
update.
Note: The integrated scan engine activates when a Scan button on the front of the MX3X is pressed.
After scanning the Reset All (or equivalent) barcode with the mobile device’s integrated scan engine, the next step is to open
the Control Panel Scanner applet, click the OK button and then close the Control Panel. This action will synchronize all
scanner formats.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 121 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Barcode Processing Overview
Barcode Processing Overview
Barcode processing involves several steps. Some steps may be skipped during the processing depending on user selections
on the Scanner control panels. The steps are presented below in the order they are performed on the barcode data.
1. Scanned barcode is tested for a code ID and matching length (Min/Max). If it matches, it is processed per the rules in
place for that symbology. If the scan does not meet the criteria for that symbology, it is processed based on the settings
for All. If a code ID is not found, the barcode data is processed based on the settings for All.
2. If symbology is disabled, the scan is rejected.
3. Strip leading data bytes unconditionally.
4. Strip trailing data bytes unconditionally.
5. Parse for, and strip if found, Barcode Data strings.
6. Replace any control characters with string, as configured.
7. Add prefix string to output buffer.
8. If Code ID is not stripped, add saved code ID from above to output buffer.
9. Add processed barcode string from above to output buffer.
10. Add suffix string to output buffer.
11. Add a terminating NUL to the output buffer, in case the data is processed as a string.
12. If key output is enabled, start the process to output keys. If control characters are encountered:
l
If Translate All is set, key is translated to CTRL + char, and output.
l
If Translate All is not set, and key has a valid VK code, key is output.
l
Otherwise, key is ignored (not output).
The barcode data is ready to be read by applications.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 122 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Factory Default Settings
Factory Default Settings
Main Tab
Port 1
Disabled
Port 2
Internal
Power Port 1 while asleep
Disabled
Send Key Message (WEDGE)
Enabled
Enable Internal Scanner Sound
Enabled
Keys Tab (Moved to the Keypad Control Panel)
COM1 Tab (COM1, COM2, COM3)
Baud Rate
9600
Stop Bits
1
Parity
None
Data Bits
8
Power on Pin 9
Disabled
Barcode Tab
Enable Code ID
None
Symbology Settings
Enable Dimmed / Min - 1 to Max - all
AIM ID
Enable dimmed
Symbol ID
Enable dimmed
Custom
Null
Control Character
Disabled
Translate All
Disabled
Character/Replacement
Null / Ignore (drop)
Custom Identifiers
Name
Blank
ID Code
Blank
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 123 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Main Tab
Main Tab
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner | Main tab
Parameter
Function
Port
Default: Port 1 is disabled. Port 2 is enabled.
Power Port 1 while
asleep
When Power Port 1 while asleep is checked, whichever serial port is enabled as Port 1 will remain
powered while the device is in Suspend, at the cost of reduced battery life. This allows a tethered
scanner to wake the device by pressing the trigger on the tethered scanner.
Send Key Messages
(WEDGE)
Default: Enabled. If “Send Key Messages (WEDGE)” is checked, the Scanner Driver is in “Key
Message” (also known as “character”) mode which sends the barcodes to the application with the
focus as keystrokes. All data scanned is converted to keystrokes and sent to the active window.
If “Send Key Messages (WEDGE)” is not checked, the Scanner Driver is in “Block” mode which
buffers the data that can be read by an application from the WDG: device through the OS or LXE
APIs. Note that this latter method is significantly faster than using “Wedge”.
Even if Send Key Messages is enabled (“key mode”), the data is still available using the scanner
APIs (“block mode”). If two or more applications are reading the data in Block mode, ClearBuf must
be set to Off so data is not erased when read. Please refer to the “CE API Programming Guide” for
details on scanner APIs.
Enable Internal
Scanner Sound
Default: Enabled.
Functionality of the internal scanner driver engine includes audible tones on good scan (at the
maximum db supported by the speaker) and failed scan.
Disable this parameter when good scan/bad scan sounds are to be handled by alternate means e.g.
application-controlled sound files.
Rejected barcodes generate a bad scan beep. In some cases, the receipt of data from the scanner
triggers a good scan beep from an external scanner, and then the rejection of scanned barcode data
by the processing causes a bad scan beep from the MX3X on the same data.
Click here to view factory default settings for this panel.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 124 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Keys Tab
Keys Tab
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner | Keys
If your Keys tab looks like this:
Go to the Keypad Control Panel.
Integrated Scan buttons have no effect on scanners tethered to a COM port or scanners connected wirelessly (for example,
wireless Bluetooth scanners) to the MX3X. The Scan button on the tethered or wireless barcode scanner must be pressed.
Incoming data from the tethered or wireless barcode scanner is manipulated using the parameters set on the Barcode Tab.
COM1 Tab
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner | COM1
This panel sets communication parameters for any device connected to the external port.The settings for COM1 port on the
MX3-RFID are pre-set and dimmed. Settings cannot be changed by the end-user. Baud rate is 115200, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit,
no parity and power on Pin 9 is enabled.
Adjust the settings and click the OK button to save the changes. Any changes take effect immediately.
This panel does not configure the connected device. Please refer to the documentation for the external connected or wireless
device for information on configuring the device.
Important: Do not connect a tethered scanner to a port labeled USB-H or USB-C.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 125 ] MX3X Reference Guide
COM2 Tab
COM2 Tab
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner | COM2
This panel sets communication parameters for any device connected to the external port.
Adjust the settings and click the OK button to save the changes. Any changes take effect immediately.
This panel does not configure the connected device. Please refer to the documentation for the external connected or wireless
device for information on configuring the device.
Power on Pin 9 (+5V) on the MX3X is disabled on the COM2 port.
Important: Do not connect a tethered scanner to a port labeled USB-H or USB-C.
COM3 Tab
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner | COM3
This panel sets communication parameters for any device connected to the external port.
Adjust the settings and click the OK button to save the changes. Any changes take effect immediately.
This panel does not configure the connected device. Please refer to the documentation for the external connected or wireless
device for information on configuring the device.
Important: Do not connect a tethered scanner to a port labeled USB-H or USB-C.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 126 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Serial Port Pin 9
Serial Port Pin 9
To configure the COM port to supply power to an external scanner tethered to the COM1 port, check the checkbox for Power
on Pin 9 (+5V). The default isOff (disabled). The external scanner is powered by the tethered devices power source. Wireless
external scanners use their own power source. Power on Pin 9 on the COM2 panel is dimmed.
To configure COM1 to have Ring Indicator (RI) on Pin 9, uncheck the checkbox for Power on Pin 9 (+5V) (disabled). The
default is On (enabled).
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 127 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Barcode Tab
Barcode Tab
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner | Barcode tab
The Barcode tab contains several options to control barcode processing. Options include:
l
Defining custom Code IDs
l
Disable processing of specified barcode symbologies
l
Rejecting barcode data that is too short or too long
l
Stripping characters including Code ID, leading or trailing characters and specified barcode data strings
l
Replacing control characters
l
Adding a prefix and a suffix.
Notes:
l
The Scanner application (Wedge) can only enable or disable barcode processing inside the Wedge software.
l
The Scanner application enables or disables the Code ID that may be scanned.
l
Enabling or disabling a specific barcode symbology is done manually using the configuration barcode in the Integrated
Scanner Programming Guide (available on the LXE Manuals CD and the LXE ServicePass website).
Choose an option in the Enable Code ID drop-down box: None, AIM ID, Symbol ID, or Custom ID.
Buttons
Symbology Settings
Individually enable or disable a barcode from being scanned, set the minimum and maximum
size barcode to accept, strip Code ID, strip data from the beginning or end of a barcode, or
(based on configurable Barcode Data) add a prefix or suffix to a barcode before transmission.
Ctrl Char Mapping
Define the operations the LXE Wedge performs on control characters (values less than 0x20)
embedded in barcodes.
Custom Identifiers
Defines an identifier that is at the beginning of barcode data which acts as a Code ID. After a
Custom Identifier is defined, Symbology Settings can be defined for the identifier just like
standard Code IDs.
See "Barcode Processing Overview".
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 128 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Enable Code ID
Enable Code ID
This parameter programs the scanner to transmit the specified Code ID and/or determines the type of barcode identifier being
processed.
Transmission of the Code ID is enabled at the scanner for all barcode symbologies, not for an individual symbology. Code ID is
sent from the scanner so the scanner driver can discriminate between symbologies.
Options
l
l
l
l
None: Programs an internal scanner to disable transmission of a code ID. After clicking the Symbology Settings button, the only entry on the Symbology listing is All, plus any configured custom IDs. Select this option to disable Code
ID processing. The barcode data is received, but is not checked for a Code ID.
AIM: Programs an internal scanner to transmit the AIM ID with each barcode. After clicking the Symbology Settings
button, the Symbology listing includes all AIM ID symbologies plus any configured custom Code IDs. Select this option
to enable processing of barcodes with an AIM or custom Code ID.
Symbol: Programs an internal scanner to transmit the Symbol ID with each barcode. After clicking the Symbology Settings button, the Symbology listing includes all Symbol ID symbologies plus any configured custom Code IDs. Select
this option to enable processing of barcodes with a Symbol or custom Code ID. Note that the Symbol entry may not
appear for any device equipped with an integrated imager (e.g. EV-15 imager).
Custom: Does not change the internal scanner’s Code ID transmission setting. After clicking the Symbology Settings
button, the Symbology listing includes all Custom Code IDs. Select this option to enable processing of barcodes with a
custom Code ID.
Notes
l
When Strip: Code ID (see Symbology panel) is not enabled, the code ID is sent as part of the barcode data to an application.
l
When Strip: Code ID (see Symbology panel) is enabled, the entire Code ID string is stripped (i.e. treated as a Code ID).
l
UPC/EAN Codes only: The code id for supplemental barcodes is not stripped.
l
When Enable Code ID is set to AIM or Symbol,Custom Code IDs appear at the end of the list of standard Code IDs.
l
When Enable Code ID is set to Custom, Custom Code IDs replace the list of standard Code IDs.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 129 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Enable Code ID
l
l
l
l
When Enable Code ID is set to Custom, AIM or Symbol Code IDs must be added to the end of the Custom Code ID.
For example, if a Custom Code ID ‘AAA’ is created to be read in combination with an AIM ID for Code 39 ‘]A1’, the Custom Code ID must be entered with the AIM ID code first then the Custom Code ID : ]A1AAA.
When Enable Code ID is set to None, Code IDs are ignored.
Custom symbologies appear at the end of the list in the Symbology dialog, but will be processed at the beginning of the
list in the scanner driver. This allows custom IDs, based on actual code IDs, to be processed before the Code ID.
When using the parameters in the Scanner Control Panel to manage indicators for good read/bad read decoding, the
number or patterns of beeps heard may be confusing. Rejected barcodes generate a bad scan beep. In some cases, the
receipt of data from an external scanner triggers a good scan beep, and then the rejection of scanned barcode data by
the Scanner Control Panel processing causes a bad scan beep by the mobile device on the same data.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 130 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Barcode – Custom Identifiers
Barcode – Custom Identifiers
Code IDs can be defined by the user. This allows processing parameters to be configured for barcodes that do not use the
standard AIM or Symbol IDs or for barcodes that have data embedded at the beginning of the data that acts like a Code ID.
These are called custom Code IDs and are included in the Symbology drop down box in the Symbology dialog, unless Enable
Code ID is set to None. When the custom Code ID is found in a barcode, the configuration specified for the custom Code ID is
applied to the barcode data.
It is intended that custom code IDs are used to supplement the list of standard code IDs (if Enable Code ID is set to AIM or
Symbol), or to replace the list of standard code IDs (if Enable Code ID is set to Custom).
When Enable Code ID is set to None, custom code IDs are ignored.
Note: Custom symbologies will appear at the end of the list in the Symbology dialog, and are processed at the beginning
of the list in the scanner driver itself. This allows custom IDs based on actual code IDs to be processed before the code
ID itself.
Note: When Strip: Code ID is enabled, the entire custom Code ID string is stripped (i.e., treated as a Code ID).
The dialog box shown below allows the custom Code IDs to be configured. When incoming data is checked for a custom ID
code, the list is compared in the order displayed in this dialog box.
After adding, changing and removing items from the Custom IDs list, click the OK button to save changes and return to the
Barcode panel.
Parameters
Name text box
Name is the descriptor that is used to identify the custom Code ID. Names must be unique from each other; however, the
Name and ID Code may have the same value. Name is used in the Symbology drop down box to identify the custom Code ID
in a user-friendly manner. Both Name and ID Code must be specified in order to add a custom Code ID to the Custom IDs list.
ID Code text box
ID Code defines the data at the beginning of a barcode that acts as an identifier (the actual Code ID). Both Name and ID Code
must be specified in order to add a custom Code ID to the Custom IDs list.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 131 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Buttons
Buttons
Add
Entering data into both the Name and ID Code fields enables the Add button. Click the Add button and the data is added to the
next empty location in the Custom ID list.
Insert
Click on an empty line in the Custom ID list. The Add button changes to Insert. Enter data into both the Name and ID Code
fields and click the Insert button. The data is added to the selected line in the Custom IDs list.
Edit
Double click on the item to edit. Its values are copied to the text boxes for editing. The Add button changes to Replace. When
Replace is clicked, the values for the current item in the list are updated.
Clear All
When no item in the Custom IDs list is selected, clicking the Clear All button clears the Custom ID list and any text written
(and not yet added or inserted) in the Name and ID Code text boxes.
Remove
The Clear All button text changes to a Remove button when an item in the Custom IDs list is selected. Click the desired line
item and then click the Remove button to delete it. Line items are Removed one at a time. Contents of the text box fields are
cleared at the same time.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 132 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Control Code Replacement Examples
Control Code Replacement Examples
Configuration
Data
Translation
Example Con- Example Control Character
figuration
Translated Data
Ignore (drop)
The control character is discarded from
the barcode data, prefix and suffix
Printable text
Text is substituted for Control Character. Start of TeXt
Hat-encoded
text
The hat-encoded text is translated to the
equivalent hex value.
Carriage Return ^M
Value 0x0d in a barcode is converted to the value 0x0d.
Escaped hatencoded text
The hat-encoding to pass through to the
application.
Horizontal Tab
Value 0x09 in a barcode is converted to the text ^I.
Hex-encoded
text
The hex-encoded text is translated to the
Carriage Return 0x0A
equivalent hex value.
Value 0x0D in a barcode is
converted to a value 0x0A.
Escaped hexencoded text
The hex-encoding to pass through to the
application.
Value 0x0C is a barcode is
converted to text 0x0A
ESCape
Vertical Tab
Ignore (drop)
0x1B in the barcode is discarded.
STX
0x02 in a barcode is converted
to the text STX.
\^I
\0x0A or 0\x0A
See also Hat Encoding
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 133 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Barcode Processing Examples
Barcode Processing Examples
The following table shows examples of stripping and prefix/suffix configurations. The examples assume that the scanner is
configured to transmit an AIM identifier.
Symbology
All
EAN-128(]C1)
EAN-13(]E0)
Intrlv 2 of 5(]IO)
Code93
Enable
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
Min length
1
4
1
1
Max length
all
all
all
10
Strip Code ID
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
Strip Leading
3
0
3
3
*123
1*
456
Strip Barcode Data
Strip Trailing
0
0
3
3
Prefix
aaa
bbb
ccc
ddd
Suffix
www
xxx
yyy
zzz
Provided that the wedge is configured with the above table, below are examples of scanned barcode data and results of these
manipulations.
Barcode Symbology
Raw Scanner Data
Resulting Data
EAN-128
]C11234567890123
bbb1234567890xxx
EAN-128
]C111234567890123
bbb11234567890xxx
EAN-128
]C1123
< rejected > (too short)
EAN-13
]E01234567890987
ccc]E04567890yyy
EAN-13
]E01231234567890987
ccc]E0234567890yyy
EAN-13
]E01234
ccc]E0yyy
I2/5
]I04444567890987654321
< rejected > (too long)
I2/5
]I04444567890123
ddd7890zzz
I2/5
]I0444
dddzzz
I2/5
]I022245622
ddd45zzz
Code-93
]G0123456
< rejected > (disabled)
Code-93
]G0444444
< rejected > (disabled)
Code-39
]A01234567890
aaa4567890www
Code-39 full ASCII
]A41231234567890
aaa1234567890www
Code-39
]A4
< rejected > (too short)
Note: Rejected barcodes generate a bad scan beep. In some cases, the receipt of data from the scanner triggers a good
scan beep (from the external scanner), and then the rejection of scanned barcode data by the processing causes a bad
scan beep on the same data.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 134 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Barcode - Ctrl Char Mapping
Barcode - Ctrl Char Mapping
The Ctrl Char Mapping button (Control Character Mapping) activates a dialog to define the operations the LXE Wedge performs
on control characters (values less than 0x20) embedded in barcodes. Control characters can be replaced with user-defined text
which can include hat encoded or hex encoded values.
In key message mode, control characters can also be translated to their control code equivalent key sequences.
Translate All
When Translate All is checked, unprintable ASCII characters (characters below 20H) in scanned barcodes are assigned to
their appropriate CTRL code sequence when the barcodes are sent in Character mode.
The wedge provides a one-to-one mapping of control characters to their equivalent control+character sequence of keystrokes.
If control characters are translated, the translation is performed on the barcode data, prefix, and suffix before the keystrokes
are simulated.
Parameters
Translate All
This option is grayed unless the user has Send Key Messages (WEDGE) on the Main tab selected.
In Key Message mode, when this option is enabled, control characters embedded in a scanned barcode are translated to their
equivalent control key keystroke sequence (13 [0x0d] is translated to Control+M keystrokes as if the user pressed the CTRL,
SHIFT, and m keys on the keypad).
Additionally, when Translate All is disabled, any control code which has a keystroke equivalent (enter, tab, escape,
backspace, etc.) is output as a keystroke.
Any control code without a keystroke equivalent is dropped.
Character
This is a drop down combo box that contains the control character name. Refer to the Character drop down box for the list of
control characters and their names.
When a character name is selected from the drop down box, the default text Ignore (drop) is shown and highlighted in the
Replacement edit control. Ignore (drop) is highlighted so the user can type a replacement if the control character is not to be
ignored.
Once the user types any character into the Replacement edit control, reselecting the character from the Character drop down
box redisplays the default Ignore (drop) in the Replacement edit control.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 135 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Parameters
Replacement
The edit control where the user types the characters to be assigned as the replacement of the control character.
Replacements for a control character are assigned by selecting the appropriate character from the Character drop down box,
typing the replacement in the Replacement edit control (according to the formats defined above) and then clicking the button.
The assigned replacement is then added to the list box above the Assign button.
For example, if Carriage Return is replaced by Line Feed (by specifying ^J or 0x0A) in the configuration, the value 0x0d
received in any scanned barcode (or defined in the prefix or suffix) will be replaced with the value 0x0a.
The Wedge then sends Ctrl+J to the receiving application, rather than Ctrl+M.
List Box
The list box shows all user-defined control characters and their assigned replacements.
All replacements are enclosed in single quotes to delimit white space that has been assigned.
Assign Button
Click this button when you want to assign the characters in the Replacement text box to the character in the Character drop
down box.
Delete Button
This button is grayed unless an entry in the list box is highlighted.
When an entry (or entries) is highlighted, and the Delete button is clicked, the highlighted material is deleted from the list box.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 136 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Barcode - Symbology Settings
Barcode - Symbology Settings
The Symbology selected in the Symbologies dialog defines the symbology for which the data is being configured. The features
available on the Symbology Settings dialog include the ability to individually enable or disable a barcode from scanning, set the
minimum and maximum size barcode to accept, strip Code ID, strip data from the beginning or end of a barcode, or (based on
configurable Barcode Data) add a prefix or suffix to a barcode.
The Symbology drop-down box contains all symbologies supported on the MX3X. An asterisk appears in front of
symbologies that have already been configured or have been modified from the default value.
Each time a Symbology is changed, the settings are saved as soon as the OK button is clicked. Settings are also saved when
a new Symbology is selected from the Symbology drop-down list.
Clear Button -- Clicking this button will erase any programmed overrides, returning to the default settings for the selected
symbology. If Clear is pressed when All is selected as the symbology, a confirmation dialog appears, then all symbologies are
reset to their factory defaults, and all star (*) indications are removed from the list of Symbologies.
The order in which these settings are processed are:
l
Min / Max
l
Code ID
l
Leading / Trailing
l
Barcode Data
l
Prefix / Suffix
Note: When Enable Code ID is set to None on the Barcode tab and when All is selected in the Symbology field, Enable
and Strip Code ID on the Symbology panel are grayed and the user is not allowed to change them, to prevent
deactivating the scanner completely.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 137 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Parameters
When All is selected in the Symbology field and the settings are changed, the settings in this dialog become the defaults, used
unless overwritten by the settings for individual symbologies. This is also true for Custom IDs, where the code IDs to be
stripped are specified by the user.
Note: In Custom mode on the Barcode tab, any Code IDs not specified by the user will not be stripped, because they will
not be recognized as Code IDs.
If a specific symbology's settings have been configured, a star (*) will appear next to it in the Symbology drop-down box, so the
user can tell which symbologies have been modified from their defaults.
If a particular symbology has been configured, the entire set of parameters from that symbologies screen are in effect for that
symbology. In other words, either the settings for the configured symbology will be used, or the default settings are used, not a
combination of the two.
If a symbology has not been configured (does not have an * next to it) the settings for All are used which is not necessarily the
default.
Parameters
Enable
This checkbox enables (checked) or disables (unchecked) the symbology field.
The scanner driver searches the beginning of the barcode data for the type of ID specified in the Barcode tab -- Enable Code ID
field (AIM or Symbol) plus any custom identifiers.
When a code ID match is found as the scanner driver processes incoming barcode data, if the symbology is disabled, the
barcode is rejected. Otherwise, the other settings in the dialog are applied and the barcode is processed. If the symbology is
disabled, all other fields on this dialog are grayed.
When there are no customized symbology settings, and the Enable checkbox is unchecked, while All is selected, a warning
message is displayed.
Click the Yes button or the No button. Click the X button to close the dialog without making a decision.
If there are customized settings, uncheck the Enable checkbox for the All symbology. This results in disabling all symbologies
except the customized ones.
Min
This field specifies the minimum length that the barcode data (not including Code ID) must meet to be processed.
Any barcode scanned that is less than the number of characters specified in the Min field is rejected. The default for this field is
1.
Max
This field specifies the maximum length that the barcode data (not including Code ID) can be processed. Any barcode scanned
that has more characters than specified in the Max field is rejected. The default for this field is All (9999).
If the value entered is greater than the maximum value allowed for that symbology, the maximum valid length is used instead.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 138 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Strip Leading/Trailing Control
Strip Leading/Trailing Control
This group of controls determines what data is removed from the barcode before the data is buffered for the application. When
all values are set, Code ID takes precedence over Leading and Trailing; Barcode Data stripping is performed last. Stripping
occurs before the Prefix and Suffix are added, so does not affect them.
If the total number of characters being stripped is greater than the number of characters in the barcode data, it becomes a zero
byte data string. If, in addition, Strip Code ID is enabled, and no prefix or suffix is configured, the processing will return a zerobyte data packet, which will be rejected.
The operation of each type of stripping is defined below:
Leading
This strips the number of characters specified from the beginning of the barcode data (not including Code ID). The data is
stripped unconditionally. This action is disabled by default.
Trailing
This strips the number of characters specified from the end of the barcode data (not including Code ID). The data is stripped
unconditionally. This action is disabled by default.
Code ID
Strips the Code ID based on the type code id specified in the Enable Code ID field in the Barcode tab. By default, Code ID
stripping is enabled for all symbologies (meaning code IDs will be stripped, unless specifically configured otherwise).
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 139 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Barcode Data Match List
Barcode Data Match List
Barcode Data Panel
This panel is used to strip data that matches the entry in the Match list from the barcode. Enter the data to be stripped in the
text box and tap the Insert or Add button. The entry is added to the Match list.
To remove an entry from the Match list, highlight the entry in the list and tap the Remove button.
Tap the OK button to store any additions, deletions or changes.
Barcode Data Match Edit Buttons
Add
Entering data into the text entry box enables the Add button. Tap the Add button and the data is
added to the next empty location in the Custom ID list.
Insert
Tap on an empty line in the Custom ID list. The Add button changes to Insert. Enter data into both
the Name and ID Code fields and tap the Insert button. The data is added to the selected line in the
Custom IDs list.
Edit
Double tap on the item to edit. Its values are copied to the text boxes for editing. The Add button
changes to Replace. When Replace is tapped, the values for the current item in the list are
updated.
Clear All
When no item in the Custom IDs list is selected, tapping the Clear All button clears the Custom ID
list and any text written (and not yet added or inserted) in the Name and ID Code text boxes.
Remove
The Clear All button changes to a Remove button when an item in the Custom IDs list is selected.
Tap the desired line item and then tap the Remove button to delete it. Line items are Removed one
at a time. Contents of the text box fields are cleared at the same time.
Notes
l
l
Prefix and Suffix data is always added on after stripping is complete, and is not affected by any stripping settings.
If the stripping configuration results in a 0 length barcode, a good beep will still be sounded, since barcode data was read
from the scanner.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 140 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Match List Rules
Match List Rules
The data in the match list is processed by the rules listed below:
l
l
l
l
l
l
l
Strings in the list will be searched in the order they appear in the list. If the list contains ABC and AB, in that order,
incoming data with ABC will match first, and the AB will have no effect.
When a match between the first characters of the barcode and a string from the list is found, that string is stripped from
the barcode data.
Processing the list terminates when a match is found or when the end of the list is reached.
If the wildcard * is not specified, the string is assumed to strip from the beginning of the barcode data. The string ABC*
strips off the prefix ABC. The string *XYZ will strip off the suffix XYZ. The string ABC*XYZ will strip both prefix and suffix together. More than one * in a configuration string is not allowed. (The User Interface will not prevent it, but results
would not be as expected, as only the first * is used in parsing to match the string.)
The question mark wildcard ? may be used to match any single character in the incoming data. For example, the data
AB?D will match ABCD, ABcD, or AB0D, but not ABDE.
The Barcode Data is saved per symbology configured. The Symbology selected in the Symbologies dialog defines the
symbology for which the data is being configured.
Note that the Code ID (if any are configured) is ignored by this dialog, regardless of the setting of Strip: Code ID in the
Symbologies dialog. According to the sequence of events (specified above), the Code ID must not be included in the barcode data being matched, because when the matching test occurs, the Code ID has already been stripped. If Strip
Code ID is disabled, then the barcode data to match must include the Code ID. If Strip Code ID is enabled, the data
should not include the Code ID since it has already been stripped.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 141 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Add Prefix/Suffix Control
Add Prefix/Suffix Control
Use this option to specify a string of text, hex values or hat encoded values to be added to the beginning (prefix) or the end
(suffix) of the barcode data. Up to 19 characters can be included in the string. The string can include any character from the
keyboard plus characters specified by hex equivalent or entering in hat encoding. Please see Hat Encoding and DecimalHexadecimal Chart sections in the Appendix for a list of characters with their hex and hat-encoded values.
Using the Escape function allows entering of literal hex and hat values.
Add Prefix
To enable a prefix, check the Prefix checkbox and enter the desired string in the textbox.
The default is disabled (unchecked) with a blank text string. When barcode data is processed, the
Prefix string is sent to the output buffer before any other data.
Because all stripping operations have already occurred, stripping settings do not affect the prefix.
The prefix is added to the output buffer for the Symbology selected from the pull down list.
If ‘All’ is selected, the prefix is added for any symbology that has not been specifically configured.
Add Suffix
To enable a suffix, check the Suffix checkbox and enter the desired string in the textbox.
The default is disabled (unchecked) with a blank text string. When barcode data is processed, the
Suffix string is sent to the output buffer after the barcode data.
Because all stripping operations have already occurred, stripping settings do not affect the suffix.
The suffix is added to the output buffer for the Symbology selected from the pull down list.
If ‘All’ is selected, the suffix is added for any symbology that has not been specifically configured.
Note: Non-ASCII equivalent keys in Key Message mode are unavailable in this option. Non-ASCII equivalent keys
include the function keys (e.g. F1), arrow keys, Page up, Page down, Home, and End.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 142 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Length Based Barcode Stripping
Length Based Barcode Stripping
Use this procedure to create symbology rules for two barcodes with the same symbology but with different discrete lengths.
This procedure is not applicable for barcodes with variable lengths (falling between a maximum value and a minimum value).
Example 1:
l
l
A normal AIM or Symbol symbology role can be created for the desired barcode ID.
Next, a custom barcode symbology must be created using the same Code ID as the original AIM or Symbol ID rule and
each rule would have unique length settings.
Example 2:
For the purposes of this example, the following sample barcode parameters will be used – EAN 128 and Code 128 barcodes.
Some of the barcodes start with ‘00’ and some start with ‘01’. The barcodes are different lengths.
l
34 character length with first two characters = “01” (strip first 2 and last 18)
l
26 character length with first two characters = “01” (strip first 2 and last 10)
l
24 character length with first two characters = “01” (strip first 2 and last 8). This 24 character barcode is Code 128.
l
20 character length with first two characters = “00” (strip first 0 (no characters) and last 4)
On the Barcode tab, set Enable Code ID to AIM.
Create four custom IDs, using 1 for EAN 128 barcode and 0 for Code 128 barcode.
l
c1 = Code = ‘]C1’
l
c2 = Code = ‘]C1’
l
c3 = Code = ‘]C0’ (24 character barcode is Code 128)
l
c4 = Code = ‘]C1’
AIM custom symbology setup is assigned in the following manner:
l
c1 min length = 34, max length = 34, strip leading 2, strip trailing 18, Code ID enabled, Barcode Data = “01”
l
c2 min length = 26, max length = 26, strip leading 2, strip trailing 10, Code ID enabled, Barcode Data = “01”
l
c3 min length = 24, max length = 24, strip leading 2, strip trailing 8, Code ID enabled, Barcode Data = “01”
l
c4 min length = 20, max length = 20, strip leading 0, strip trailing 4, Code ID enabled, Barcode Data = “00”
Add the AIM custom symbologies. Refer to the previous section Barcode – Symbology Settings for instruction.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 143 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Length Based Barcode Stripping
Click the Barcode Data button.
Click the Add button.
Add the data for the match codes.
Refer to the previous section Barcode Data Match List for instruction.
Scan a barcode and examine the result.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 144 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Stylus
Stylus
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Stylus
Use this control panel option to set stylus double-tap sensitivity properties and calibrate the MX3X touch panel when needed.
Double Tap
Follow the instructions on the screen and tap the OK button to save any double tap changes.
Calibration Tab
Calibration involves tapping the center of a target. If you miss the center, keep the stylus on the screen, slide it over the
target's center, and then lift the stylus.
To begin, tap the Recalibrate button on the screen with the stylus. Press and hold the stylus on the center of the target as it
moves around the screen. Press the Enter key to keep the new calibration setting or press the Esc key to revert to the previous
calibration settings.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 145 ] MX3X Reference Guide
System
System
System | Settings | Control Panel | System
Use these MX3X panels to:
l
Review System and mobile device data and revision levels.
l
Adjust Storage and Program memory settings.
l
Assign a device name and device descriptor.
Factory Default Settings
General
No user interaction
Memory
1/3 storage, 2/3 program memory
Device Name
Unique to equipment type
Device Description LXE_unique to equipment type
Copyrights
No user interaction
General Tab
System: This screen is presented for information only. The System parameters cannot be changed by the user.
Computer: The processor type is listed. The type cannot be changed by the user. Total computer memory and the
identification of the registered user is listed and cannot be changed by the user.
Memory sizes given do not include memory used up by the operating system. For example, a system with 128 MB may only
report 99 MB memory, since 29 MB is used by the operating system. This is actual DRAM memory, and does not include
internal flash used for storage.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 146 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Memory Tab
Memory Tab
Move the slider to allocate more memory for programs or storage. If there isn’t enough space for a file, increase the amount of
storage memory. If the mobile device is running slowly, try increasing the amount of program memory.
Device Name Tab
The device name and description can be changed by the user. Enter the name and description using either the keypad or the
Input Panel and tap OK to save the changes. This information is used to identify the MX3X to other computers and devices.
Copyrights Tab
This screen is presented for information only. The Copyrights information cannot be changed by the user.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 147 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Terminal Server Client Licenses
Terminal Server Client Licenses
Start | Settings | Control Panel \ Terminal Server Client Licenses
Any licenses stored on the MX3X appear in the drop-down list. Select a license and tap the Close button. The license is
available for use immediately.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 148 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Volume and Sounds
Volume and Sounds
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Volume & Sounds
Note: An application may override the control of the speaker volume. Turning off sounds saves power and prolongs
battery life.
Set volume parameters and assign sound WAV files to CE events using these options.
You can also select / deselect sounds for key clicks and screen taps and whether each is loud or soft.
As the volume scrollbar is moved between Loud and Soft, the MX3X emits a tone each time the volume increases or
decreases.
Volume must be enabled when you want to adjust volume settings using keypad keys.
Factory Default Settings
Volume
Events
Enabled
Application
Enabled
Notifications
Disabled
Volume
Middle of Bar
Key click
Disabled
Screen tap
Disabled
Sounds
Scheme
LOUD!
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 149 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Good Scan and Bad Scan Sounds
The volume setting is stored in the registry and is recalled at power on.
Note: Rejected barcodes generate a bad scan beep. In some cases, the receipt of data from the scanner triggers a good
scan beep from a tethered scanner, and then the rejection of scanned barcode data by the barcode processing causes a
bad scan beep from the mobile device on the same data.
Good Scan and Bad Scan Sounds
Good scan and bad scan sounds are stored in the Windows directory, as SCANGOOD.WAV and SCANBAD.WAV. These are
unprotected WAV files and can be replaced by a WAV file of the user’s choice.
By default a good scan sound on the MX3X is a single beep, and a bad scan sound is a double beep.
WiFi Control Panel
Start | Settings | Control Panel | WiFi or click the Summit Client Utility icon
Use this option to set parameters and manage profiles for the wireless client pre-loaded on your MX3X. See the Summit Client
Utility for more information.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 150 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Enabler Installation and Configuration
Enabler Installation and Configuration
Introduction
This section discusses LXE supported features with Wavelink Avalanche Mobile Device Servers. This section is split into
three basic areas:
l
Installation
l
User Interface
l
Enabler Configuration
Installation
To use the Wavelink Avalanche MC System, the following items are required:
l
l
A desktop or laptop PC on which to install the Avalanche MC Console.
A desktop or laptop PC on which to install the Avalanche Mobile Device Server (this can be the same PC where the Avalanche MC Console is installed).
l
Wavelink Avalanche MC Console 4.2 or later.
l
A Wavelink Device License for each client device.
l
LXE supported mobile devices with Enablers installed.
To use Avalanche Remote Control, the follow additional items are required:
l
Wavelink Remote Control plug-in, 2.0 or later
l
A Wavelink Remote Control License for each client device
Installing the Enabler on LXE Devices
l
l
LXE CE devices have the Avalanche Enabler installation files loaded, but not installed, on the mobile device when it is
shipped from LXE. The installation files are located in the \System folder on CE devices.
LXE CE devices manufactured before April 2007 must have some software components upgraded before they can use
the Avalanche Enabler functions described in this reference guide. Contact your LXE representative for details on
upgrading the mobile device baseline.
Note: Important: If the user is NOT using Wavelink Avalanche to manage their mobile device(s), the Enabler should not
be installed on the mobile device(s). Doing so results in unnecessary delays when booting the device.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 151 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Briefly . . .
Briefly . . .
The Avalanche Enabler installation file (LXE_ENABLER.CAB) is loaded on the MX3X by LXE; however, the device is not
configured to launch the Enabler installation file automatically.
The installation application must be run manually the first time Avalanche is used.
After the installation application is manually run, the Enabler will, by default, be an auto-launch application.
This behavior can be modified by accessing the Avalanche Update Settings panel through the Enabler Interface.
The RMU.CE.CAB file is placed on the device during manufacturing in the \System\RMU folder.
During the Enabler installation process, the Enabler checks for the RMU.CE.CAB file in the \System folder.
l
If present, it assumes the RMU.CE.CAB file is already installed and continues.
l
If the file RMU.CE.CAB file is not present, it looks for the file in the \System\RMU folder.
l
If present, the Enabler copies the file to the \System folder and installs it.
At this point, the OS will automatically install the RMU after the MX3X reboots.
Enabler Uninstall Process
To remove the LXE Avalanche Enabler from the MX3X:
l
Delete the Avalanche folder located in the \System directory.
l
Warm boot the MX3X.
The Avalanche folder cannot be deleted while the Enabler is running. See Stop the Enabler Service.
If sharing errors occur while attempting to delete the Avalanche folder, warm boot the MX3X, immediately delete the Avalanche
folder, and then perform another warm boot.
Stop the Enabler Service
To stop the Enabler from monitoring for updates from the Mobility Center Console:
1. Open the Enabler Settings Panels by tapping the Enabler icon on the MX3X desktop.
2. Select File | Settings.
3. Select the Startup/Shutdown tab.
4. Select the Do not monitor or launch Enabler parameter to prevent automatic monitoring upon startup.
5. Select Stop Monitoring for an immediate shutdown of all Enabler update functionality upon exiting the user interface.
6. Click the OK button to save the changes.
7. Reboot the MX3X if necessary.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 152 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Update Monitoring Overview
Update Monitoring Overview
There are three methods by which the Enabler on the MX3X can communicate with the Mobile Device Server running on the
host machine.
l
Wired via a serial cable between the Mobile Device Server PC and the MX3X.
l
Wired via a USB connection, using ActiveSync, between the Mobile Device Server PC and the MX3X.
l
Wirelessly via the MX3X 2.4GHz radio and an access point
After installing the Enabler on the MX3X the Enabler searches for a Mobile Device Server, first by polling all available serial
ports and then over the wireless network.
The Enabler running on the MX3X will attempt to access COM1, COM2, and COM3. “Agent not found” will be reported if the
Mobile Device Server is not located or a serial port is not present or available (COM port settings can be verified using the LXE
scanner applet in the Control Panel on the MX3X).
Note: Refer to the MX3X reference guide for communication details as there may be differences in capabilities. For
example, LXE recommends serial communication with an MX3X be performed using the serial port on the MX3X endcap
rather than using a docking cradle serial port.
The wireless connection is made using the default wireless [radio] interface on the mobile device therefore the MX3X must be
actively communicating with the network for this method to succeed.
If a Mobile Device Server is found, the Enabler automatically attempts to apply all wireless and network settings from the
active profile. The Enabler also automatically downloads and processes all available packages.
If the Enabler does not automatically detect the Mobile Device Server, the IP address of the Mobile Device Server can be
entered on the Connect tab of the Enabler setup. Please see Enabler Configuration for details.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 153 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Mobile Device Wireless and Network Settings
Mobile Device Wireless and Network Settings
Once the connection to the Mobile Device Server is established, the MX3X Enabler attempts to apply all network and wireless
settings contained in the active profile.
The success of the application of settings is dependent upon the local configuration of control parameters for the Enabler.
These local parameters cannot be overridden from the Avalanche MC Console.
The default Enabler adapter control settings are:
l
Manage network settings – enabled
l
Use Avalanche network profile – enabled
l
Manage wireless settings – disabled for Windows CE devices
To configure the Avalanche Enabler management of the network and wireless settings:
1. Open the Enabler Settings Panels by tapping the Enabler icon on the desktop.
2. Select File | Settings.
3. Select the Adapters tab.
4. Choose settings for the Use Manual Settings parameter.
5. Choose settings for Manage Network Settings, Manage Wireless Settings and Use Avalanche Network Profile.
6. Click the OK button to save the changes.
7. Reboot the device.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 154 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Preparing an LXE Device for Remote Management
Preparing an LXE Device for Remote Management
Two additional utilities are necessary for remote management. These utilities are included on CE mobile devices
manufactured after April 2007.
l
The LXE Remote Management Utility (RMU) must be installed on all LXE mobile devices first – then you can control
mobile device reboot, storage RAM adjustment, real-time updates and Avalanche Enabler properties. If the RMU is not
already installed on the MX3X, see Using Wavelink Avalanche to Upgrade System Baseline.
If in doubt, verify RMU.CE.CAB exists in the \System folder. If the RMU.CE.CAB file is present when the Enabler is
installed, the RMU is also installed.
Important: If the OS package includes double-byte Asian fonts, the storage RAM property of the RMU must be higher
than the default value (40MB).
If the amount of storage RAM is too low, the Enabler returns a “Mobile unit out of resources” error.
To determine the minimum value required, inspect the RMU.StorageRAM>=nn parameter in the Criteria field for the OS
package. Generally, this setting should be approximately 40 MB above the amount of RAM in use on the device for a
standard OS and 50MB above the amount of RAM in use for an OS with Asian fonts.
For example, if after installing all the software, the device shows 5MB in use, this setting should be about 45MB for a
standard OS, 55 MB for an Asian font OS.
l
Use the LXE Wireless Configuration Application (WCA) when you want to remotely manage the Cisco client or
Summit client device. This utility is downloaded and installed in addition to the LXE Remote Management Utility. The
WCA is included when the Summit or Cisco radio driver software is updated. The WCA is automatically installed when
the radio driver is updated.
If the LXE Remote Management Utility (RMU) is not present on the MX3X, see Using Wavelink Avalanche to Upgrade System
Baseline.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 155 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Using Wavelink Avalanche to Upgrade System Baseline
Using Wavelink Avalanche to Upgrade System Baseline
This procedure assumes the Avalanche Enabler is already installed on the MX3X and is already in communication with the
Avalanche MC Console.
Part 1 – Bootstrapping the RMU
1. Install the RMUCEbt package into the Avalanche MC Console. Do NOT include the Reboot option as part of the configuration (i.e. the Reboot button in the “Reboot Options” branch must be unbolded).
2. Enable ONLY the RMUCEbt package in the Avalanche MC Console and update the devices. The RMU is downloaded
and automatically installed.
3. Disable the RMUCEbt package in the Avalanche MC Console.
4. For each device, double-click on the device to open the Client Controls dialog box.
5. Check the Delete Orphaned Packages checkbox and click the Update Now button.
6. After the sync completes, uncheck Delete Orphaned Packages and close the dialog box.
Part 2 – Installing Packages
1. Enable the RMUCE package in the Avalanche MC Console.
2. Enable all remaining packages and send them down. It is important that you include the new OS package in this group
(be sure to include the Enabler). If the radio is to be managed remotely, it is important to include the radio package in
this group so that after the reboot the radio can automatically associate. If the radio package is not sent, the device
loses connection to the network and manual configuration of the radio parameters is required.
3. Set the Reboot setting for the OS package to Auto.
4. After all packages are downloaded (this may take several minutes) the RMU is launched. The RMU processes all the
downloaded packages. If the radio package was downloaded, the WCA is launched to process the new radio settings.
5. After the RMU finishes installing all the packages, the device is automatically coldbooted (assuming the Reboot setting
was set to Auto in Step 3).
6. After the Device completes the coldboot, the RMU is autoinstalled by the OS and the previously downloaded packages
are restored. Assuming at least one package has registry settings that were restored, and that package was set to
reboot (either auto or prompt), the RMU then performs an automatic warmboot.
7. After the warmboot, the device is configured.
8. If the device will no longer be monitored by Wavelink Avalanche, you may remove the Enabler to eliminate boot up
delays, if desired. Even if the Enabler is removed, the installed packages and their configurations continue to be
restored with every reboot by the RMU.
Version Information on LXE Mobile Devices
The VersionInfo.EXE file is included in the Remote Management Utility package downloaded to the MX3X. It is stored in the
\Program Files\RMU folder. When VersionInfo.EXE is opened, a dialog box is presented to the MX3X user displaying:
l
Remote Management Utility (RMU) version
l
Wireless Configuration Application (WCA) version
VersionInfo displays the version for each utility only after that utility has been executed at least once.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 156 ] MX3X Reference Guide
User Interface
User Interface
The Enabler can be configured and controlled manually through the user interface on the MX3X. This section details the
functionality that can be controlled by the user or system administrator.
Parameters and Screen Displays
Screen displays shown in this section are designed to present the end-user with information graphically.
Placement of information on the screen displays may be split between one or many tabbed panels.
Standard Avalanche Enabler parameters that are not supported by LXE may be missing or dimmed (visible but unable to be
edited) on the tabbed panels or screen displays.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 157 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Enabler Configuration
Enabler Configuration
Enabler Settings Icon
The Enabler user interface application is launched by clicking either the Enabler Settings icon on the desktop or Taskbar or
by selecting Avalanche Enabler from the Programs menu.
The opening screen presents the MX3X user with the connection status and a navigation menu.
Avalanche Enabler Opening Screen
Note: Some parameters and features described in this section may not be available if you are not running the latest
version of the Enabler. Contact your LXE representative for upgrades.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 158 ] MX3X Reference Guide
File Menu Options
File Menu Options
Connect
The Connect option under the File menu allows the user to initiate a manual
connection to the Mobile Device Server. The connection methods, by default, are
wireless and COM connections. Any updates available will be applied to the
MX3X immediately upon a successful connection.
Scan Config
Note: LXE does not support the Scan Configuration feature. The Scan Config
option under the File menu allows the user to configure Enabler settings using a
special barcode that can be created using the Avalanche MC Console utilities.
Refer to the Wavelink Avalanche Mobility Center User Guide for details.
The Settings option under the File menu allows the MX3X user to access the
control panel to locally configure the Enabler settings. The Enabler control panel
is, by default, password protected.
Settings
The default Settings password is
system
The password is not case-sensitive.
Avalanche Update using File | Settings
Use these menu options to setup the Avalanche Enabler on the MX3X. LXE recommends changing settings and then saving
the changes (reboot) before connecting to the network.
Alternatively, the Mobile Device Server can be disabled until needed (refer to the Wavelink Avalanche Mobility Center
User’s Guide for details).
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 159 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Menu Options
Menu Options
Note: Your MX3X screen display may not be exactly as shown in the following menu options. Contact your LXE
representative for version information and upgrade availability.
Connection
Enter the IP Address or host name of the Mobile Device Server. Set the order in which serial ports or
RF connections are used to check for the presence of the Mobile Device Server.
Execution
Not available in this release. LXE recommends using AppLock, which is resident on each Windows
CE device with the exception of the HX3.
Server Contact
Setup synchronization, scheduled Mobile Device Server contact, suspend and reboot settings.
Startup/Shutdown
Set options for Enabler program startup or shutdown.
Scan Config
This option allows the user to configure Enabler settings using a special barcode that is created by
the Avalanche MC Console. Scan Config not currently supported by LXE.
Display
Set up the Windows display at startup, on connect and during normal mode. The settings can be
adjusted by the user.
Shortcuts
Add, delete and update shortcuts to user-allowable applications.
Adapters
Enable or disable network and wireless settings. Select an adapter and switch between the
Avalanche Network Profile and manual settings.
Status
View the current adapter signal strength and quality, IP address, MAC address, SSID, BSSID and
Link speed. The user cannot edit this information.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 160 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Connection
Connection
Connection Options
Avalanche
Server Address
Enter the IP Address or host name of the Mobile Device Server assigned to the MX3X.
Check Serial
Connection
Indicates whether the Enabler should first check for serial port connection to the Mobile Device Server
before checking for a wireless connection to the Mobile Device Server.
Disable
ActiveSync
Disable ActiveSync connection with the Mobile Device Server.
Restrict Adapter
Default is disabled. Minimum Link Speed dimmed.
Link Speed
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 161 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Execution
Execution
Note the dimmed options on this MX3X panel. This menu option is designed to manage downloaded applications for automatic
execution upon startup.
Execution Options (Dimmed)
Auto-Execute
Selection
An application that has been installed with the Avalanche Management system can be run
automatically following each boot.
Select AutoExecute App
The drop-down box provides a list of applications that have been installed with the Avalanche
Management System.
Delay before
execution
Time delay before launching Auto-Execute application.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 162 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Server Contact
Server Contact
Server Contact Options
Note: Your MX3X screen display may not be exactly as shown above. Contact your LXE representative for upgrade
availability and version information.
Sync Clock
Reset the time on the MX3X based on the time on the Mobile Device Server host PC.
On Startup – Connect to the Mobile Device Server when the Enabler is accessed.
Contact
On Resume – Connect to the Mobile Device Server when resuming from Suspend mode.
On Ext. Power – Initiate connection to the Mobile Device Server when the device is connected to an
external power source, such as based on a docking event.
Periodic Update
Allows the administrator to configure the Enabler to contact the Mobile Device Server and query for
updates at a regular interval beginning at a specific time.
Wakeup device if
suspended
If the time interval for periodic contact with the Mobile Device Server occurs, a mobile device that is in
Suspend Mode can wakeup and process updates.
Reboot before
attempt
Reboot mobile device before attempting to contact Mobile Device Server.
Require external
power
Only connect when the mobile device has external power.
Use relative offset Dimmed.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 163 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Startup/Shutdown
Startup/Shutdown
LXE recommends using LXE AppLock to manage the taskbar. AppLock is resident on each mobile device with a Windows CE
OS (with the exception of the HX3). AppLock configuration instructions are located in the MX3X reference guide.
Startup / Shutdown Options
Do not monitor or launch
Enabler
When the device boots, do not launch the Enabler application and do not attempt to connect to
the Mobile Device Server.
Monitor for updates
Attempt to connect to the Mobile Device Server and process any updates that are available.
Do not launch the Enabler application.
Monitor and launch Enabler
Attempt to connect to the Mobile Device Server and process any updates that are available.
Launch the Enabler application.
Manage Taskbar (Lock or
Hide)
Note the dimmed options. The Enabler can restrict user access to other applications when the
user interface is accessed by either locking or hiding the taskbar.
Program Shutdown
(Continue or Stop
monitoring)
The system administrator can control whether the Enabler continues to monitor the Mobile
Device Server for updates once the Enabler application is exited.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 164 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Scan Config
Scan Config
LXE recommends using LXE eXpress Config and eXpress Scan for this function. eXpress Scan is included with the updated
MX3X enablers.
Scan Config Option
Scan Config functionality is a standard option of the Wavelink Avalanche MC system but is not currently supported by LXE on
the MX3X.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 165 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Display
Display
Window Display Options
Update Window Display
The user interface for the Enabler can be configured to dynamically change based on the status of the MX3X connection with
the Mobile Device Server.
At startup
Default is Half Screen. Options are Half screen, Hidden or Full screen.
On connect
Default is As Is. Options are As is, Half screen, or Full screen.
Normal
Default is As Is. Options are Half screen, Hidden or As Is.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 166 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Shortcuts
Shortcuts
LXE recommends using LXE AppLock for this function. AppLock is resident on each mobile device with a Windows CE OS,
with the exception of the HX3. AppLock configuration instructions are located in each equipment-specific reference guide.
Application Shortcuts
Configure shortcuts to other applications on the MX3X. Shortcuts are viewed and activated in the Programs panel. This limits
the user’s access to certain applications when the Enabler is controlling the mobile device display.
LXE recommends using LXE AppLock for this function.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 167 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Adapters
Adapters
Note: LXE recommends the user review the network settings configuration utilities and the default values in the MX3X
Reference Guide before setting All Adapters to Enable in the Adapters applet.
Adapters Options - Network
Manage
Network
Settings
When enabled, the Enabler will control the network settings. This parameter cannot be configured from the
Avalanche Mobility Center Console and is enabled by default.
Manage
Wireless
Settings
When enabled, the Enabler will control the wireless settings. This parameter cannot be configured from the
Avalanche Mobility Center Console and is disabled by default. For Summit and Cisco clients, Manage Wireless
Settings should not be checked as LXE’s configuration packages provide more radio configuration options.
Current
Adapter
Lists all network adapters currently installed on the MX3X.
Primary
Adapter
Indicates if the Enabler is to attempt to configure the primary adapter (active only if there are multiple network
adapters).
Icon on
taskbar
Places the Avalanche icon in the Avalanche taskbar that may, optionally, override the standard Windows
taskbar.
Use
Avalanche
The Enabler will apply all network settings sent to it by the Mobile Device Server.
Network
Profile
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 168 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Adapters
Selecting the Avalanche Icon will access the Avalanche Network Profile tab which will display current network
settings.
Avalanche
Icon
Avalanche Network Profile Displayed
Use
Manual
Settings
When enabled, the Enabler will ignore any network or wireless settings coming from the Avalanche MC Console
and use only the network settings on the MX3X.
Properties Selecting the Properties icon displays the Manual Settings Properties dialog applet. From here, the user can
Icon
configure Network, DNS and Wireless parameters using the displays shown below:
Note: A reboot may be required after enabling or disabling these options.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 169 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Adapters
Network
DNS
Wireless
Manual Settings Properties Panels
For MX3X descriptions of these Enabler parameters, refer to the MX3X Reference Guide.
LXE does not recommend enabling “Manage Wireless Settings” for Cisco Client or Summit Client devices.
Troubleshooting: When you download a profile that is configured to manage network and wireless settings, the Enabler will
not apply the manage network and wireless settings to the adapter unless the global Manage wireless settings and Manage
network settings options are enabled on the Adapters panel (see Figure titled Adapters Options – Network, earlier in this
section). Until these options are enabled, the network and wireless settings are controlled by the third-party software
associated with these settings.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 170 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Status
Status
The Status panel displays the current status of the MX3X network adapter selected in the drop down box. Note the availability
of the Windows standard Refresh button.
When the Windows Refresh button is tapped, the signal strength, signal quality and link speed are refreshed for the currently
selected adapter. It also searches for new adapters and may cause a slight delay to refresh the contents of the drop-down
menu.
Status Display
Link speed indicates the speed at which the signal is being sent from the adapter to the MX3X. Speed is dependent on signal
strength.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 171 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Exit
Exit
The Exit option is password protected. The default password is leave. The password is not case-sensitive.
Exit Password
If changes were made on the MX3XStartup/Shutdown tab screen, then after entering the password, tap OK and the following
screen is displayed:
Continue or Stop Monitoring
Change the option if desired. Tap the X button to cancel Exit. Tap the OK button to exit the Avalanche applet.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 172 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Using Remote Management
Using Remote Management
For Your MX3X
1. Configure the radio to connect to the network running the Mobile Device Server. After the MX3X is connected, proceed
to step 2.
2. If it is desired to configure the radio using the Cisco or Summit package, add the configured package to the Wavelink
Avalanche MC Console and enable it.
3. Verify RMU.CE.CAB exists in the \System\RMU folder.
4. Double click the MX3X enabler CAB file in the \System folder.
5. The enabler automatically launches after installation and contacts the Mobile Device Server. The Avalanche MC Console connected to that Mobile Device Server identifies the remote device and performs a sync. This downloads any
available packages available for the MX3X.
Using eXpress Scan
MX3X eXpress Scan Desktop Icon
If the MX3X has an eXpress Scan icon on the desktop, eXpress Scan may be used for the initial configuration of the device.
If the eXpress Scan icon is not present on the desktop, install the Enabler following the instructions earlier in this section. If the
icon is still not present, the Enabler must be updated as detailed in the installation instructions earlier in this section.
If the eXpress Scan icon is present, follow these steps to configure the MX3X to connect with the wireless network and the
Mobile Device Server.
Step 1: Create Barcodes
Barcodes are created with the eXpress Config utility on the desktop/laptop computer, not the mobile device. Depending on the
barcode length and the number of parameters selected, eXpress Config generates one or more barcodes for device
configuration. The barcodes contain configuration parameters for the wireless client in the LXE device and may also specify
the address of the Mobile Device Server.
Barcodes should be printed at a minimum of 600 dpi.
See "Creating Configuration Barcodes with eXpress Config"
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 173 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Step 2: Scan Barcodes
Step 2: Scan Barcodes
For each LXE device to be configured, please follow these instructions.
Start eXpress Scan on the MX3X by double clicking the eXpress Scan icon.
Enter the barcode password, if any.
eXpress Scan Password Input
Click Start.
Barcode 1 must be scanned first. The scanned data is displayed in the “Data” text box. The password, if any, entered above is
compared to the password entered when the barcodes were created.
Scan Barcode 1
If the passwords match, the barcode data is processed and the screen is updated to reflect the number of barcodes included in
the set.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 174 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Step 3: Process Completion
If the passwords do not match, an error message is displayed. The current screen can be closed using the X box in the upper
right corner. The password can be re-entered and Barcode 1 scanned again.
Scan Remaining Barcodes
The remaining barcodes may be scanned in any order. After a barcode is scanned, that barcode is removed from the
“Remaining:” list and placed in the “Scanned:” list.
Step 3: Process Completion
After the last barcode is scanned, the settings are automatically applied.
Configuring Settings
Once configured, the MX3X is warmbooted. Once connected to the wireless network and the Mobile Device Server, any
software updates and additional configuration data are downloaded.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 175 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Reflash the MX3X
Reflash the MX3X
Introduction
Depending on the size of the operating system, the total time required for successful reflashing may require several minutes.
The OS upgrade files are unique to your MX3X's physical configuration and date of manufacture. OS upgrade files designed for
one device configuration should not be used on a different device configuration.
Preparation
l
Contact your LXE representative to get the OS upgrade files.
l
Put the Reflash files on a desktop/laptop computer with ActiveSync capability.
l
Use ActiveSync to back up MX3X user files and store them elsewhere before beginning an upgrade on the MX3X.
l
Maintain an uninterrupted AC/DC power source to the MX3X throughout this process.
l
The MX3X boots from a flash disk.
Procedure
1. Verify a dependable power source is applied to the MX3X and will stay connected during the reflash procedure.
2. Establish an ActiveSync connection between the MX3X and a desktop/laptop computer.
3. Download the reflashing files from the desktop/laptop to the MX3X's \System folder.
4. During the file copy process to the MX3X \System folder, when asked “Overwrite ?”, select Yes to All.
5. Disconnect from ActiveSync.
6. Review the files that were downloaded to the \System folder. Some OS update versions include an empty file named
REFLASH.TAG. If this file is missing from the download, it must be created and placed in the \System folder. During
the reboot process, the device looks for the REFLASH.TAG file in the \System folder. When this file is encountered, the
device loads the new bootloader image into the boot flash. The REFLASH.TAG file is deleted and the device is rebooted
to begin using the new boot loader.
7. Select Start | Run and type COLDBOOT. Coldboot is not case sensitive. Tap OK.
8. It may take several minutes before the device completes coldbooting.
9. When the OS finishes loading, all software upgrades are complete.
10. Check the OS update version by selecting Start | Settings | Control Panel | About | Software tab.
The touch screen may require calibration, however some OS versions save the calibration data, eliminating the need to
recalibrate.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 176 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
The powered device won't boot up after reflashing finished.
Send the MX3X to LXE Service and Support to be reflashed.
Warning: Opening the device e.g. exchanging Flash cards, removing endcaps or access panels, etc. could void the
user's authority to operate this equipment.
Battery State and OS Upgrade
LXE recommends a fully charged main battery be installed in the MX3X prior to reflashing or upgrading the operating system. A
prompt may appear when the battery reaches Critical Low that informs the user there is not enough power in the main battery to
perform the update.
The operating system will not be able to execute the OS update when the battery level is too low (25% or less), as there is a
high risk that the power remaining in the battery expires when executing the update and the MX3X will be left in an inoperable
state.
When main battery power level is too low, connect external power to the MX3X before performing the reflash procedure. Do not
disconnect external power before the reflash process is complete.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 177 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Wireless Network Configuration for LXE Devices
The LXE MX3X uses either a Summit 802.11b/g radio or a Summit 802.11a/b/g radio. The radio can be configured for no
encryption, WEP encryption or WPA security.
Please refer to the table below for the security options supported.
Security Options Supported are
l
None
l
WEP
l
LEAP
l
WPA-PSK
l
WPA/LEAP
l
PEAP-MSCHAP
l
PEAP-GTC
l
EAP-TLS
l
EAP-FAST
Important Notes
It is important that all dates are correct on all computers when using any type of certificate. Certificates are
date sensitive and if the date is not correct authentication will fail.
It may be necessary to upgrade radio drivers to in order to use certain Summit Client Utility (SCU) features.
Contact your LXE representative for details.
When using the 802.11a radio, the U-NII 1 band is the preferred band for indoor operation. For regulatory
domains in which the U-NII 3 band is allowed, the following channels are supported: 149, 157 and 161. The AP
must be configured accordingly.
The Summit radio is either:
l
an 802.11a radio: capable of 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g data rates.
l
an 802.11g radio: capable of 802.11b and 802.11g data rates.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 178 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Summit Client Utility
Summit Client Utility
Note: When making changes to profile or global parameters, the device should be warmbooted afterwards.
Access:
Start | Programs | Summit | SCU or
SCU Icon on Desktop or
Summit Tray Icon (if present) or
Wi-FI Icon in the Windows Control Panel (if present)
The Main Tab provides information, admin login and active profile selection.
Profile specific parameters are found on the Profile Tab. The parameters on this tab can be set to unique values for each profile.
This tab was labeled Config in early versions of the SCU.
The Status Tab contains information on the current connection.
The Diags Tab provides utilities to troubleshoot the radio.
Global parameters are found on the Global Tab. The values for these parameters apply to all profiles. This tab was labeled
Global Settings in early versions of the SCU.
Help
Help is available by clicking the ? icon in the title bar on most SCU screens.
The SCU help may also be accessed by selecting Start | Help and tapping the Summit Client Utility link. The SCU does not
have to be accessed to view the help information using this option.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 179 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Summit Tray Icon
Summit Tray Icon
The Summit tray icon provides access to the SCU and is a visual indicator of radio status.
The Summit tray icon is displayed when:
l
The Summit radio is installed and active
l
The Windows Zero Config utility is not active
l
The Tray Icon setting is On
Click the icon to launch the SCU.
Use the tray icon to view the radio status:
The radio is not currently associated or authenticated to an Access Point
The signal strength for the currently associated/authenticated Access Point is less than -90 dBm
The signal strength for the currently associated/authenticated Access Point is -71 dBm to -90 dBm
The signal strength for the currently associated/authenticated Access Point is -51 dBm to -70 dBm
The signal strength for the currently associated/authenticated Access Point is greater than -50 dBm
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 180 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Wireless Zero Config Utility and the Summit Radio
Wireless Zero Config Utility and the Summit Radio
l
l
The WZC utility has an icon in the toolbar that looks like networked computers with a red X through them, indicating that
Wireless Zero Config application is enabled but the connection is inactive at this time (the device is not connected to a
network). The WZC icon may not be visible until control is passed to the WZC utility as described below.
You can use either the Wireless Zero Configuration Utility or the Summit Client Utility to connect to your network. LXE
recommends using the Summit Client Utility to connect to your network. The Wireless Zero Configuration Utility cannot
control the complete set of security features of the radio.
How To: Use the Wireless Zero Config Utility
1. Select ThirdPartyConfig in the Active Profile drop down list as the active profile (see Main Tab).
2. Warmboot the device.
The Summit Client Utility passes control to Wireless Zero Config and the WZC Wireless Information control panel. Using the
options in the Wireless Zero Config panels, setup radio and security settings.
How to: Switch Control to SCU
1. To switch back to SCU control, select any other profile in the SCU Active Config drop down list, except ThirdPartyConfig.
2. Warmboot the device.
Radio control is passed to the SCU.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 181 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Main Tab
Main Tab
SCU – Main Tab
The Main tab displays information about the radio including:
l
SCU (Summit Client Utility) version
l
Driver version
l
Radio Type (BG identifies an 802.11b/g radio, ABG identifies an 802.11a/b/g radio)
l
Auto Profile option
l
Regulatory Domain
l
Copyright Info may be accessed by clicking the About SCU button
l
Active Profile – Select from the profiles created using the Profile Tab.
Status of the radio (Down, Associated, Authenticated, etc).
The Disable Radio button can be used to disable the radio card. Once disabled, the button label changes to Enable Radio.
By default, the radio is enabled.
The List button is used to access the Auto Profile feature.
The Admin Login button provides access to editing radio parameters as well as adding, renaming and deleting profiles.
Profile and Global parameters may only be edited after entering the Admin Login password. The Active Profile may be changed
without logging in. Once logged in, the button label changes to Admin Logout. The admin is also automatically logged out
when the SCU is exited.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 182 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Admin Login
Admin Login
To login to Admin mode, click the Admin login button.
Admin Password Entry
Enter the Admin password and press OK. If the password is incorrect, an error message is displayed. The default password is
SUMMIT.
Note: The password is case sensitive!
The Admin password can be changed on the Global Tab.
The end user can:
l
Turn radio On/Off on the Main Tab
l
Select active Profile on the Main Tab
l
View the current parameter settings for the profiles on the Profile Tab
l
View the global parameter settings on the Global Tab
l
View the current connection details on the Status Tab
l
View the radio status, software versions and regulatory domain on the Main Tab
l
Access additional troubleshooting features on the Diags Tab
After Admin login, the use can also:
l
Create, edit, rename and delete profiles on the Profile Tab
l
Edit global parameters on the Global Tab
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 183 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Auto Profile
Auto Profile
Auto Profile allows the user to configure a list of profiles that the SCU can search when a radio connection is lost. After using
the Profile tab to create any desired profiles, return to the Main tab. To specify which profiles are to be included in Auto Profile,
click the List button on the Main tab.
Select Profiles for Auto Profile
The Auto Profile selection screen displays all currently configured profiles. Click on the checkbox for any profiles that are to be
included in Auto Profile selection then click OK to save.
To enable Auto Profile, click the On button on the Main tab.
When Auto Profile is On, if the radio goes out of range from the currently selected profile, the radio then begins to attempt to
connect to the profiles listed under Auto Profile.
The search continues until:
l
the SCU connects to and, if necessary, authenticates with one of the specified profiles or
l
until the Off button is clicked to turn off Auto Profile.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 184 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Profile Tab
Profile Tab
Note: If the Admin password is not entered, the user can view the Profile parameter settings but cannot make any
changes. The buttons on this tab are grayed out if the user is not logged in.
The Profile tab was previously labeled Config.
SCU – Profile Tab
When logged in as an Admin (see Main Tab), use the Profile tab to manage profiles:
l
l
l
l
l
Rename – Gives the profile a new, unique name. If the new name is not unique, an error message is displayed and the
profile is not renamed.
Delete – Deletes the profile. The current active profile cannot be deleted. In that case, an error message is displayed
and the profile is not deleted.
New – Creates a new profile with the default settings (see the list below) and prompts for a name. The name must be
unique. If not, an error message is displayed and the profile is not created.
Scan – Scans for and displays a list of available APs. Can be used to create a profile from the APs listed. See Using
the Scan Feature
Commit – Ensures that the profile settings made on this screen are saved in the profile.
When not logged in, the parameters can be viewed, but cannot be changed.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 185 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Using the Scan Feature
Using the Scan Feature
Clicking the Scan button opens a pop up window displaying any APs found during the scan.
Scan Results
The scan displays information on the available APs:
l
SSID – Lists the SSID of the network
l
RSSI – Displays the Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI) of the AP.
l
Secure – Displays True if the data encryption is used by the AP, false is data encryption is not used.
Note: The APs can be sorted by clicking on any of the column headings.
Note: If there is more than one AP with the same SSID, the listing displays the AP with the strongest signal and least
security.
If you are logged in as an administrator (see Admin Login), you can use the Connect button to create a new profile. The button
is grayed out is an administrator is not logged in.
l
l
l
Highlight the desired network in the listing and click the Connect button.
The new profile is named based on the SSID of the selected AP. If a profile already exists with that name, the new profile name contains an incremental number to avoid duplicate names.
The SSID parameter is assigned the value of the SSID of the AP. Other profile entries must be completed manually.
Click the Refresh button to update the display.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 186 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Profile Parameters
Profile Parameters
IMPORTANT
Remember to click the Commit button after making changes to ensure the changes are saved. Newer versions of the SCU
display a reminder if the Commit button is not clicked before an attempt is made to close or browse away from the Profile tab if
there are unsaved changes.
If changes are made to the stored credentials, click Commit to save those changes before making any additional changes to
the Profile parameters.
Profile
A string of 1 to 32 alphanumeric characters, establishes the name of the Profile. Options are Default or ThirdPartyConfig.
Default:
Default
SSID
A string of up to 32 alphanumeric characters, the Service Set Identifier (SSID) of the WLAN to which the radio connects
Default:
Blank
Client Name
A string of up to 16 characters – Name assigned to the radio and the device using the radio. The client name may be passed to
networking radio devices, e.g. Access Points.
Default:
Blank
Power Save
Power save mode.
Options:
CAM (Constantly Awake Mode, power save off)
Maximum (Maximum power saving mode)
Fast (Fast power saving mode)
Default:
Fast
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 187 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Tx Power
Tx Power
Desired transmit power.
Options:
Maximum (Max power for current regulatory domain)
50, 30, 20, 10, 5 or 1 mW
Default:
Maximum
Bit Rate
Options:
Auto (Rate negotiated automatically with the AP)
1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 or 54 Mbit
Default:
Auto
Radio Mode
Specify 802.11a, 802.11b and/or 802.11g rates when communicating with the AP. The options displayed for this parameter
depend on the type of radio (802.11b/g or 802.11a/b/g) installed in the MX3X.
Options:
B rates only (1, 2, 5.5 and 11 Mbps)
BG Rates Full (All B and G rates)
G rates only (6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 and 54 Mbps)
BG optimized or BG subset (1, 2, 5.5, 6, 11, 24, 36 and 54 Mbps)
A rates only (6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 and 54 Mbps)
ABG Rates Full (All A rates and all B and G rates with A rates preferred)
BGA Rates Full (All B and G rates and all A rates with B and G rates preferred)
Ad Hoc
Default:
BG Rates Full (for 802.11b/g radio)
BGA Rates Full (for 802.11a/b/g radio)
Note: For the 802.11 b/g radio, some SCU versions may have the default set as BG Optimized rather than BG Rates Full.
It is important this parameter correspond to the AP to which the device is to connect. For example, if this parameter is set to G
rates only the LXE device may only connect to APs set for G rates and not those set for B and G rates.
The options for this parameter should be set as follows:
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 188 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Auth Type
Antenna Configuration
Radio Mode
A Main and BG Main
ABG Rates Full
BGA Rates Full
A Main and A Aux
A Rates Only
BG Main and BG Aux
B Rates Only
G Rates Only
BG Rates Full
BG Subset
A Main only (external)
A Rates Only
BG Main only (external)
B Rates Only
G Rates Only
BG Rates Full
BG Rates Subset
Contact your LXE representative if you have questions about the antenna(s) installed on your device.
Note: Some versions may have the default set as BG Rates Full.
Auth Type
802.11 authentication type used when associating with AP.
Options:
Open
Shared key
LEAP
Default:
Open
Note: Set the Auth Type radio parameter to “Open” for all configurations unless using LEAP (not WPA) and the AP is
configured for network EAP only. In this case, set the Auth Type radio parameter to “LEAP”.
EAP Type
Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) type used for 802.1x authentication to AP.
Options:
None
LEAP
EAP-FAST
PEAP-MSCHAP
PEAP-GTC
EAP-TLS
Default:
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 189 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Encryption
None
Note: The EAP type chosen determines if the Credentials button is active. Available entries on the Credentials pop up
window vary by EAP type chosen.
Encryption
Type of encryption used to protect transmitted data. This parameter was labeled as Security in some versions of the SCU.
Options:
None
Manual WEP
Auto WEP
WPA PSK
WPA TKIP
WPA2 PSK
WPA2 AES
CCKM TKIP
CKIP Manual
CKIP Auto
Default:
None
Note: The Encryption type chosen determines if the WEP/PSK Keys button is active. Available entries on the pop up
window vary by encryption type chosen.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 190 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Status Tab
Status Tab
SCU – Status Tab
This screen provides information on the radio:
l
The profile being used
l
The status of the radio card (down, associated, authenticated, etc.)
l
Client information including device name, IP address and MAC address.
l
Information about the Access Point (AP) maintaining the connection to the network including AP name, IP address and
MAC address.
l
Channel currently being used for wireless traffic
l
Bit rate in Mbit.
l
Current transmit power in mW
l
Beacon period – the time between AP beacons in kilomircoseconds. (one kilomicrosecond = 1,024 microseconds)
l
DTIM interval – A multiple of the beacon period that specifies how often the beacon contains a delivery traffic indication
message (DTIM). The DTIM tells power saving devices a packet is waiting for them. For example, if DTIM = 3, then
every third beacon contains a DTIM.
l
Signal strength (RSSI) displayed in dBm and graphically
l
Signal quality, a measure of the clarity of the signal displayed in percentage and graphically.
There are no user entries on this screen.
Note: After completing radio configuration, it is a good idea to review this screen to verify the radio has associated (no
encryption, WEP) or authenticated (LEAP, any WPA), as indicated above.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 191 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Diags Tab
Diags Tab
SCU – Diags Tab
The Diags screen can be used for troubleshooting network traffic and radio connectivity issues.
l
l
l
l
l
(Re)connect – Use this button to apply (or reapply) the current profile and attempt to associate or authenticate to the
wireless LAN. All activity is logged in the Diagnostic Output box on the lower part of the screen.
Release/Renew – Obtain a new IP address through release and renew. All activity is logged in the Diagnostic Output
box. If a fixed IP address has been assigned to the radio, this is also noted in the Diagnostic Output box. Note that the
current IP address is displayed above this button.
Start Ping – Start a continuous ping to the IP address specified in the text box to the right of this button. Once the button is clicked, the ping begins and the button label changes to Stop Ping. Clicking the button ends the ping. The ping
also ends when any other button on this screen is clicked or the user browses away from the Diags tab. The results of
the ping are displayed in the Diagnostic Output box.
Diagnostics – Also attempts to (re)connect to the wireless LAN. However, this option provides more data in the Diagnostic Output box than the (Re)connect option. This data dump includes radio state, profile settings, global settings,
and a list of broadcast SSID APs.
Save To… – Use this save the results of the diagnostics to a text file. Use the explorer window to specify the name
and location for the diagnostic file. The text file can viewed using an application such as WordPad.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 192 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Global Tab
Global Tab
Note: The Global tab was previously labeled Global Settings.
The parameters on the global settings tab can be changed when an Admin is logged on (see Admin Login). Without the admin
login, the current values for the parameters can be viewed, but they cannot be edited.
SCU – Global Tab
Global Parameters
IMPORTANT
Remember to click the Commit button after making changes to ensure the changes are saved. Many versions of the SCU
display a reminder if the Commit button is not clicked before an attempt it made to close or browse away from the Global tab if
there are unsaved changes.
If changes are made to the stored credentials, click Commit to save those changes before making any additional changes to
the Global parameters.
Note: Custom parameter options: Some parameters contain an option for custom. The parameter’s value is displayed as
“Custom” when the operating system registry has been used to set the parameter to a value not available from the Global
settings parameter options. Selecting Custom for a parameter has no effect as the parameter value returns to the
previously selected value when you press Commit.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 193 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Roam Trigger
Roam Trigger
If signal strength is less than this trigger value, the radio looks for a different AP with a stronger signal.
Options:
-50, -55, -60, -65, -70, -75, -80, -85, -90 dBm
Custom (see Note)
Note: Available options may vary by SCU revision.
Default:
-65 dBm
Note: Custom parameter options: Some parameters contain an option for custom. The parameter’s value is displayed as
“Custom” when the operating system registry has been used to set the parameter to a value not available from the Global
settings parameter options. Selecting Custom for a parameter has no effect as the parameter value returns to the
previously selected value when you press Commit.
Roam Delta
Amount by which the new AP’s signal strength must exceed the current AP’s signal strength before roaming is attempted.
Options:
5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 dBm
Custom (see Note above)
Default:
10 dBm (for 802.11b/g radio)
5 dBm (for 802.11a/b/g radio)
Note: Custom parameter options: Some parameters contain an option for custom. The parameter’s value is displayed as
“Custom” when the operating system registry has been used to set the parameter to a value not available from the Global
settings parameter options. Selecting Custom for a parameter has no effect as the parameter value returns to the
previously selected value when you press Commit.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 194 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Roam Period
Roam Period
The amount of time, after association or a roam scan with no roam, that the radio collects Received Signal Strength Indication
(RSSI) scan data before a roaming decision is made.
Options:
5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 sec
Custom (see Note above)
Default:
10 seconds (for 802.11b/g radio)
5 seconds (for 802.11a/b/g radio)
Note: Custom parameter options: Some parameters contain an option for custom. The parameter’s value is displayed as
“Custom” when the operating system registry has been used to set the parameter to a value not available from the Global
settings parameter options. Selecting Custom for a parameter has no effect as the parameter value returns to the
previously selected value when you press Commit.
BG Channel Set
Defines the 2.4GHz channels to be scanned for an AP when the radio is contemplating roaming. By specifying the channels to
search roaming time may be reduced over scanning all channels.
Options:
Full (all channels)
1, 6, 11 (the most commonly used channels)
1, 7, 13 (For ETSI and TELEC radios only)
Custom (see Note above)
Default:
Full
Note: Custom parameter options: Some parameters contain an option for custom. The parameter’s value is displayed as
“Custom” when the operating system registry has been used to set the parameter to a value not available from the Global
settings parameter options. Selecting Custom for a parameter has no effect as the parameter value returns to the
previously selected value when you press Commit.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 195 ] MX3X Reference Guide
DFS Channels
DFS Channels
Note: Not currently supported.
Support for 5GHz 802.11a channels where support for DFS is required.
Options:
On, Off
Default:
Off
Aggressive Scan
When set to On and the current connection to an AP becomes weak, the radio scans for available APs more aggressively.
Aggressive scanning works with standard scanning (set through Roam Trigger, Roam Delta and Roam Period). Aggressive
scanning should be set to On unless there is significant co-channel interference because of overlapping APs on the same
channel.
Options:
On, Off
Default:
On
CCX Features
Use of Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX) radio management and AP specified maximum transmit power features.
Options:
Full or On (Use Cisco Information Element and CCX version number, support all CCX features)
Optimized (Use Cisco Information Element and CCX version number, support all CCX features except AP assisted roaming,
AP specified maximum transmit power and radio management)
Off (Do not use Cisco Information Element and CCX version)
Default:
Off (for 802.11b/g radio)
Optimized (for 802.11a/b/g radio)
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 196 ] MX3X Reference Guide
WMM
WMM
Use of Wi-Fi Multimedia extensions.
Options:
On, Off
Default:
Off
Auth Server
Specifies the type of authentication server.
Options:
Type 1 (ACS server)
Type 2 (non-ACS server)
Default:
Type 1
TX Diversity
How to handle antenna diversity when transmitting packets to AP.
Options:
Main only (Main antenna only)
Aux only (Aux antenna only)
On (Use diversity)
Default:
On (802.11b/g radio)
Main Only (802.11a/b/g radio)
The value for this parameter should be set as follows:
Antenna Configuration TX Diversity
A Main and BG Main
Main Only
A Main and A Aux
On
BG Main and BG Aux
On
A Main only
Main Only
BG Main only
Main Only
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 197 ] MX3X Reference Guide
RX Diversity
RX Diversity
How to handle antenna diversity when receiving packets from AP.
Options:
Main Only (use main antenna only)
Aux Only (use aux. antenna only)
On-start on Main (On startup use main antenna)
On-start on Aux (On startup use aux antenna)
Default:
On-start on Main (802.11b/g radio)
Main Only (802.11a/b/g radio)
The value for this parameter should be set as follows:
Antenna Configuration
RX Diversity
A Main and BG Main
Main Only
A Main and A Aux
On-start on Main
BG Main and BG Aux
On-start on Main
A Main only
Main Only
BG Main only
Main Only
Frag Thresh
If the packet size (in bytes) exceeds the specified number of bytes set in the fragment threshold, the packet is fragmented
(sent as several pieces instead of as one block). Use a low setting in areas where communication is poor or where there is a
great deal of radio interference.
Options:
256 to 2346
Default:
2346
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 198 ] MX3X Reference Guide
RTS Thresh
RTS Thresh
If the packet size exceeds the specified number of bytes set in the Request to Send (RTS) threshold, an RTS is sent before
sending the packet. A low RTS threshold setting can be useful in areas where many client devices are associating with the
Access Point.
Options:
0 to 2347
Default:
2347
LED
The LED on the radio card is not visible to the user when the radio card is installed in a sealed MX3X.
Options:
On, Off
Default:
Off
Tray Icon
Determines if the Summit icon is displayed in the system tray.
Options:
On, Off
Default:
On
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 199 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Hide Password
Hide Password
If On, the Summit Client Utility masks passwords as they are typed and when they are viewed.
Options:
On, Off
Default:
On (see note below)
Note: The default value depends on the SCU revision, some have the default as Off.
Admin Password
A string of up to 64 alphanumeric characters that must be entered when the Admin Login button is tapped. If Hide Password is
On, the password is masked when typed in the Admin Password Entry text box. The password is Case Sensitive.
Default:
SUMMIT
Note: Password is case sensitive.
Auth Timeout
Specifies the number of seconds the Summit software waits for an EAP authentication request to succeed or fail.
If the authentication credentials are stored in the active profile and the authentication times out, the association fails. No error
message or prompting for corrected credentials is displayed.
If the authentication credentials are not stored in the active profile and the authentication times out, the user is again prompted
to enter the credentials.
Options:
An integer from 3 to 60
Default:
8
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 200 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Certs Path
Certs Path
A valid directory path, of up to 64 characters, where Root CA certificates for EAP authentication (PEAP/MSCHAP,
PEAP/GTC, EAP-TLS) and manual PACs for EAP-TLS are stored.
The Windows certificate store can also be used to store Root CA certificates. User certificates (EAP-TLS) must be stored in
the Windows certificate store.
LXE suggests ensuring the directory path currently exists before assigning the path in this parameter. For example, if the
certificate is stored in My Computer/System/mycertificate.cer, enter System in the Certs Path text box as the directory path.
Default:
System
Ping Payload
Maximum amount of data to be transmitted on a ping.
Options:
32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024 bytes
Default:
32
Ping Timeout ms
The amount of time, in milliseconds, that a device will be continuously pinged. The Stop Ping button can be tapped to end the
ping process ahead of the ping timeout.
Options:
0 to 30,000 ms
Default:
5000
Ping Delay ms
The amount of time, specified in milliseconds, between each ping.
Options:
0 to 30,000 ms
Default:
1000
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 201 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Sign-On vs. Stored Credentials
Sign-On vs. Stored Credentials
When using wireless security that requires a user name and password to be entered, the Summit Client Utility offers two
choices:
l
l
The Username and Password may be entered on the Credentials screen. If this method is selected, anyone using the
device can access the network.
The Username and Password are left blank on the Credentials screen. When the device attempts to connect to the network, a sign on screen is displayed. The user must enter the Username and Password at that time to authenticate.
How to: Use Stored Credentials
1. After completing the other entries in the profile, click on the Credentials button.
2. Enter the Username and Password on the Credentials screen and click the OK button.
3. Click the Commit button.
4. For LEAP and WPA/LEAP, configuration is complete.
5. For PEAP-MSCHAP, PEAP-GTC and EAP-TLS import the CA certificate into the Windows certificate store.
6. For EAP-TLS, also import the User Certificate into the Windows certificate store.
7. Access the Credentials screen again. Make sure the Validate server and Use MS store checkboxes are checked.
8. The default is to use the entire certificate store for the CA certificate. Alternatively, use the Browse button next to the
CA Cert (CA Certificate Filename) on the Credentials screen to select an individual certificate.
9. For EAP-TLS, also enter the User Cert (User Certificate filename) on the credentials screen by using the Browse button.
10. If using EAP FAST and manual PAC provisioning, input the PAC filename and password..
11. Click the OK button then the Commit button.
12. If changes are made to the stored credentials, click Commit to save those changes before making any additional
changes to the profile or global parameters.
13. Verify the device is authenticated by reviewing the Status tab. When the device is property configured, the Status tab
indicates the device is Authenticated and the method used.
Note: See Configuring the Profile for more details.
Note: If invalid credentials are entered into the stored credentials, the authentication will fail. No error message is
displayed and the user is not prompted to enter valid credentials.
How to: Use Sign On Screen
1. After completing the other entries in the profile, click on the Credentials button. Leave the Username and Password
blank. No entries are necessary on the Credentials screen for LEAP or LEAP/WPA.
2. For PEAP-MSCHAP, PEAP-GTC and EAP-TLS import the CA certificate into the Windows certificate store.
3. For EAP-TLS, also import the User Certificate into the Windows certificate store.
4. Access the Credentials screen again. Make sure the Validate server and Use MS store checkboxes are checked.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 202 ] MX3X Reference Guide
How to: Use Sign On Screen
5. The default is to use the entire certificate store for the CA certificate. Alternatively, use the Browse button next to the
CA Cert (CA Certificate Filename) on the Credentials screen to select an individual certificate.
6. For EAP-TLS, also enter the User Cert (User Certificate filename) on the credentials screen by using the Browse button.
7. Click the OK button then the Commit button.
8. When the device attempts to connect to the network, a sign-on screen is displayed.
9. Enter the Username and Password. Click the OK button.
Sign-On Screen
10. Verify the device is authenticated by reviewing the Status tab. When the device is property configured, the Status Tab
indicates the device is Authenticated and the method used.
11. The sign-on screen is displayed after a reboot.
Note: See Configuring the Profile for more details.
If a user enters invalid credentials and clicks OK, the device associates but does not authenticate. The user is again prompted
to enter credentials.
If the user clicks the Cancel button, the device does not associate. The user is not prompted again for credentials until
l
the device is rebooted,
l
the radio is disabled then enabled,
l
the Reconnect button on the Diags Tab is clicked or
l
the profile is modified and the Commit button is clicked.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 203 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Windows Certificate Store vs. Certs Path
Windows Certificate Store vs. Certs Path
User Certificates
EAP-TLS authentication requires a user certificate. The user certificate must be stored in the Windows certificate store.
l
To generate the user certificate, see Generating a User Certificate.
l
To import the user certificate into the Windows certificate store, see Installing a User Certificate.
l
A Root CA certificate is also needed. Refer to the section below.
Root CA Certificates
Root CA certificates are required for EAP/TLS. PEAP/GTC. PEAP/MSCHAP. EAP/TLS, PEAP/GTC and PEAP/MSCHAP.
Two options are offered for storing these certificates. They may be imported into the Windows certificate store or copied into
the Certs Path directory.
How To: Use the Certs Path
1. See Generating a Root CA Certificate and follow the instructions to download the Root Certifcate to a PC.
2. Copy the certificate to specified directory on the mobile device. The default location for Certs Path is \System. A different location may be specified by using the Certs Path global variable. Please note the location chosen for certificate
storage should persist after warmboot.
3. When completing the Credentials screen for the desired authentication, do not check the Use MS store checkbox after
checking the Validate server checkbox.
4. Enter the certificate name in the CA Cert textbox.
5. Click OK to exit the Credentials screen and then Commit to save the profile changes.
How To: Use Windows Certificate Store
1. See Generating a Root CA Certificate and follow the instructions to download the Root Certifcate to a PC.
2. To import the certificate into the Windows store, See Installing a Root CA Certificate.
3. When completing the Credentials screen for the desired authentication, be sure to check the Use MS store checkbox
after checking the Validate server checkbox.
4. The default is to use all certificates in the store. If this is OK, skip to the last step.
5. Otherwise, to select a specific certificate click on the Browse (…) button.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 204 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Root CA Certificates
Choose Certificate
6. Uncheck the Use full trusted store checkbox.
7. Select the desired certificate and click the Select button to return the selected certificate to the CA Cert textbox.
8. Click OK to exit the Credentials screen and then Commit to save the profile changes.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 205 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Configuring the Profile
Configuring the Profile
Use the instructions in this section to complete the entries on the Profile tab according to the type of wireless security used by
your network. The instructions that follow are the minimum required to successfully connect to a network. Your system may
require more parameters than are listed in these instructions. Please see your system administrator for complete information
about your network and its wireless security requirements.
To begin the configuration process:
l
l
l
On the Main Tab, click the Admin Login button and enter the password.
LXE recommends editing the default profile with the parameters for your network. Select the Default profile from the pull
down menu.
Make any desired parameter changes as described in the applicable following section determined by network security
type and click the Commit button to save the changes.
IMPORTANT – Remember to click the Commit button after making changes to ensure the changes are saved. Many versions
of the SCU display a reminder if the Commit button is not clicked before an attempt is made to close or browse away from the
tab in focus if there are unsaved changes.
If changes are made to the stored credentials, click Commit to save those changes first before making any additional changes.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 206 ] MX3X Reference Guide
No Security
No Security
To connect to a wireless network with no security, make sure the following profile options are used.
l
Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile
l
Set EAP Type to None
l
Set Encryption to None
l
Set Auth Type to Open
No Security Profile Configuration
Once configured, click the Commit button. Ensure the correct Active Profile is selected on the Main tab and warmboot. The
SCU Main tab shows the device is associated after the radio connects to the network.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 207 ] MX3X Reference Guide
WEP
WEP
To connect using WEP, make sure the following profile options are used.
l
Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile
l
Set EAP Type to None
l
Set Encryption to Manual WEP
l
Set Auth Type to Open
WEP Profile Configuration
Click the WEP keys/PSKs button.
WEP Keys
Valid keys are 10 (for 40-bit encryption) or 26 (for 128-bit encryption) hexadecimal characters. Enter the key(s) and click OK.
Once configured, click the Commit button. Ensure the correct Active Profile is selected on the Main tab and warmboot. The
SCU Main tab shows the device is associated after the radio connects to the network.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 208 ] MX3X Reference Guide
LEAP
LEAP
To use LEAP (without WPA), make sure the following profile options are used.
l
Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile
l
Set EAP Type to LEAP
l
Set Encryption to Auto WEP
l
Set Auth Type as follows:
l
If the Cisco/CCX certified AP is configured for open authentication, set the Auth Type radio parameter to Open.
l
If the AP is configured for network EAP only, set the Auth Type radio parameter to LEAP.
LEAP Profile Configuration
See Sign-On vs. Stored Credentials for information on entering credentials.
To use Stored Credentials, click on the Credentials button. No entries are necessary for Sign-On Credentials as the user will
be prompted for the Username and Password when connecting to the network.
WPA/LEAP Credentials
Enter the Domain\Username (if the Domain is required), otherwise enter the Username.
Enter the password.
Click OK then click Commit. Ensure the correct Active Profile is selected on the Main Tab and warmboot. The SCU Main tab
shows the device is associated after the radio connects to the network.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 209 ] MX3X Reference Guide
PEAP/MSCHAP
PEAP/MSCHAP
To use PEAP/MSCHAP, make sure the following profile options are used.
l
Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile
l
Set EAP Type to PEAP-MSCHAP
l
Set Encryption to WPA TKIP
l
Set Auth Type to Open
PEAP/MSCHAP Profile Configuration
See Sign-On vs. Stored Credentials for information on entering credentials.
Click the Credentials button.
l
l
No entries except the CA Certificate Filename are necessary for Sign-On Credentials as the user will be prompted for
the User Name and Password when connecting to the network.
For Stored Credentials, User, Password and the CA Certificate Filename must be entered.
Enter these items as directed below.
PEAP/MSCHAP Credentials
Enter the Domain\Username (if the Domain is required), otherwise enter the Username.
Enter the password.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 210 ] MX3X Reference Guide
PEAP/MSCHAP
Leave the CA Certificate File Name blank for now.
Click OK then click Commit. Ensure the correct Active profile is selected on the Main Tab.
See Windows Certificate Store vs. Certs Path for more information on certificate storage.
Once successfully authenticated, import the CA certificate into the Windows certificate store. Return to the Credentials
screen and check the Validate server checkbox.
PEAP/MSCHAP Certificate Filename
If using the Windows certificate store:
l
Check the Use MS store checkbox. The default is to use the Full Trusted Store.
l
To select an individual certificate, click on the Browse button.
l
Uncheck the Use full trusted store checkbox.
l
Select the desired certificate and click Select. You are returned to the Credentials screen.
If using the Certs Path option:
l
Leave the Use MS store box unchecked.
l
Enter the certificate filename in the CA Cert textbox.
Click OK then click Commit.
The device should be authenticating the server certificate and using PEAP/MSCHAP for the user authentication.
Note: The date must be properly set on the device to authenticate a certificate.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 211 ] MX3X Reference Guide
PEAP/GTC
PEAP/GTC
To use PEAP/GTC, make sure the following profile options are used.
l
Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile
l
Set EAP Type to PEAP-GTC
l
Set Encryption to WPA TKIP
l
Set Auth Type to Open
PEAP/GTC Profile Configuration
See Sign-On vs. Stored Credentials for information on entering credentials.
Click the Credentials button.
l
No entries except the CA Certificate Filename are necessary for Sign-On Credentials as the user will be prompted for
the User Name and Password when connecting to the network.
Enter these items as directed below.
PEAP/GTC Credentials
Enter the Domain\Username (if the Domain is required), otherwise enter the Username.
Enter the password.
Leave the CA Certificate File Name blank for now.
Click OK then click Commit. Ensure the correct Active Profile is selected on the Main Tab.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 212 ] MX3X Reference Guide
PEAP/GTC
See Windows Certificate Store vs. Certs Path for more information on certificate storage.
Once successfully authenticated, import the CA certificate into the Windows certificate store. Return to the Credentials
screen and check the Validate server checkbox.
PEAP/GTC Certificate Filename
If using the Windows certificate store:
l
Check the Use MS store checkbox. The default is to use the Full Trusted Store.
l
To select an individual certificate, click on the Browse button.
l
Uncheck the Use full trusted store checkbox.
l
Select the desired certificate and click Select. You are returned to the Credentials screen.
If using the Certs Path option:
l
Leave the Use MS store box unchecked.
l
Enter the certificate filename in the CA Cert textbox.
Click OK then click Commit.
The device should be authenticating the server certificate and using PEAP/MSCHAP for the user authentication.
Note: The date must be properly set on the device to authenticate a certificate.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 213 ] MX3X Reference Guide
WPA/LEAP
WPA/LEAP
To use WPA/LEAP, make sure the following profile options are used.
l
Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile
l
Set EAP Type to LEAP
l
Set Encryption to WPA TKIP
l
Set Auth Type as follows:
l
l
If the Cisco/CCX certified AP is configured for open authentication, set the Auth Type radio parameter to
Open.
If the AP is configured for network EAP only, set the Auth Type radio parameter to LEAP.
WPA/LEAP Profile Configuration
See Sign-On vs. Stored Credentials for information on entering credentials.
To use Stored Credentials, click on the Credentials button. No entries are necessary for Sign-On Credentials as the user will
be prompted for the Username and Password when connecting to the network.
WPA/LEAP Credentials
Enter the Domain\Username (if the Domain is required), otherwise enter the Username.
Enter the password.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 214 ] MX3X Reference Guide
EAP-FAST
Click OK then click Commit. Ensure the correct Active Profile is selected on the Main Tab and warmboot. The SCU Main tab
shows the device is associated after the radio connects to the network.
EAP-FAST
To use EAP-FAST, make sure the following profile options are used.
l
Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile
l
Set EAP Type to EAP-FAST
l
Set Encryption to WPA TKIP
l
Set Auth Type to Open
The SCU supports EAP-FAST with automatic or manual PAC provisioning. With automatic PAC provisioning, the user
credentials, whether entered on the saved credentials screen or the sign on screen, are sent to the RADIUS server. The
RADIUS server must have auto provisioning enabled to send the PAC provisioning credentials to the MX3X.
EAP-FAST Profile Configuration
For automatic PAC provisioning, once a username/password is authenticated, the PAC information is stored on the MX3X.
The same username/password must be used to authenticate each time. See the note below for more details.
For manual PAC provisioning, the PAC filename and Password must be entered.
See Sign-On vs. Stored Credentials for information on entering credentials.
The entries on the Credentials screen are determined by the type of credentials (stored or sign on) and the type of PAC
provisioning (automatic or manual).
Click on the Credentials button.
To use Stored Credentials, click on the Credentials button. No entries are necessary for Sign-On Credentials with automatic
PAC provisioning as the user will be prompted for the Username and Password when connecting to the network.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 215 ] MX3X Reference Guide
EAP-FAST
EAP-FAST Credentials
To use Sign-On credentials:
l
Do not enter a User and Password as the user will be prompted for the Username and Password when connecting to the
network.
To use Stored Credentials:
l
Enter the Domain\Username (if the Domain is required), otherwise enter the Username.
l
Enter the password.
To use Automatic PAC Provisioning:
l
No additional entries are required.
To use manual PAC Provisioning:
l
l
Enter the PAC Filename and PAC Password.
The PAC file must be copied to the directory specified in the Certs Path global variable. The PAC file must not be read
only.
Tap OK then tap Commit. Ensure the correct Active Profile is selected on the Main tab and warmboot. The SCU Main tab
shows the device is associated after the radio connects to the network.
Note: When using Automatic PAC Provisioning, once authenticated, there is a file stored in the \System directory with
the PAC credentials. If the username is changed, that file must be deleted. The filename is autoP.00.pac.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 216 ] MX3X Reference Guide
EAP-TLS
EAP-TLS
To use EAP-TLS, make sure the following profile options are used.
l
Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile
l
Set EAP Type to EAP-TLS
l
Set Encryption to WPA TKIP
l
Set Auth Type to Open
EAP-TLS Profile Configuration
See Sign-On vs. Stored Credentials for information on entering credentials.
Click the Credentials button.
l
l
No entries except the User Certificate Filename and the CA Certificate Filename are necessary for Sign-On Credentials
as the user will be prompted for the User Name and Password when connecting to the network.
For Stored Credentials, User, Password and the CA Certificate Filename must be entered.
Enter these items as directed below.
EAP-TLS Credentials
Enter the Domain\Username (if the Domain is required), otherwise enter the Username.
Leave the certificate file name entries blank for now.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 217 ] MX3X Reference Guide
EAP-TLS
Click OK then click Commit. Ensure the correct Active Profile is selected on the Main tab.
Once successfully authenticated, import the user certificate into the Windows certificate store.
Return to the Credentials screen.
Use the Browse button to locate the User Cert from the certificate store. Highlight the desired certificate and press the Select
button. The name of the certificate is displayed in the User Cert box.
Enter the password for the user certificate in the User Cert pwd box.
See Windows Certificate Store vs. Certs Path for more information on certificate storage.
Check the Validate server checkbox.
EAP-TLS Credentials
If using the Windows certificate store:
l
Check the Use MS store checkbox. The default is to use the Full Trusted Store.
l
To select an individual certificate, click on the Browse button.
l
Uncheck the Use full trusted store checkbox.
l
Select the desired certificate and click Select. You are returned to the Credentials screen.
If using the Certs Path option:
l
Leave the Use MS store box unchecked.
l
Enter the certificate filename in the CA Cert textbox.
Click OK then click Commit.
The MX3X should be authenticating the server certificate and using EAP-TLS for the user authentication.
See Certificates for information on generating a Root CA certificate or a User certificate.
Note: The date must be properly set on the device to authenticate a certificate.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 218 ] MX3X Reference Guide
WPA PSK
WPA PSK
To connect using WPA/PSK, make sure the following profile options are used:
l
Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile
l
Set EAP Type to None
l
Set Encryption to WPA PSK
l
Set Auth Type to Open
WPA/PSK Profile Configuration
Click the WEP keys/PSKs button.
PSK Entry
This value can be 64 hex characters or an 8 to 63 byte ASCII value. Enter the key and click OK.
Once configured, click the Commit button. Ensure the correct Active Profile is selected on the Main Tab and warmboot. The
SCU Main tab shows the device is associated after the radio connects to the network.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 219 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Certificates
Certificates
Root Certificates are necessary for EAP-TLS, PEAP/GTC and PEAP/MSCHAP.
See Generating a Root CA Certificate
See Installing a Root CA Certificate
User Certificates are necessary for EAP-TLS
See Generating a User Certificate
See Installing a User Certificate
Generating a Root CA Certificate
The easiest way to get the root CA certificate is to use a browser on a PC to navigate to the Certificate Authority. To request
the root CA certificate, open a browser to
http://<CA IP address>/certsrv.
Sign into the CA with any valid username and password.
Logon to Certificate Authority
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 220 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Generating a Root CA Certificate
Certificate Services Welcome Screen
Click the Download a CA certificate, certificate chain or CRL link.
Make sure the correct root CA certificate is selected in the list box.
Download CA Certificate Screen
Click the DER button.
To download the CA certificate, click on the Download CA certificate link.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 221 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Generating a Root CA Certificate
Download CA Certificate Screen
Click the Save button and save the certificate. Make sure to keep track of the name and location of the certificate.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 222 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Installing a Root CA Certificate
Installing a Root CA Certificate
Note: This section is only if the Windows certificate store is used. If the certificate store is not used, copy the certificate
to the \System folder or other path specified in the Summit Certs global parameter.
Copy the certificate file to the MX3X. Import the certificate by navigating to Start | Control Panel | Certificates.
Certificates
Tap the Import button.
Import Certificate
Make sure From a File is selected and tap OK.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 223 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Installing a Root CA Certificate
Browsing to Certificate Location
Using the explorer buttons, browse to the location where you copied the certificate, select the certificate desired and tap OK.
Certificate Import Confirmation
Tap Yes to import the certificate.
Once the certificate is installed, return to the proper authentication section, earlier in this manual.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 224 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Generating a User Certificate
Generating a User Certificate
The easiest way to get the user certificate is to use a browser on a PC to navigate to the Certificate Authority. To request the
user certificate, open a browser to
http://<CA IP address>/certsrv.
Sign into the CA with the username and password of the person who will be logging into the mobile device.
Logon to Certificate Authority
This process saves a user certificate and a separate private key file. Windows CE equipped devices such as the device
require the private key to be saved as a separate file rather than including the private key in the user certificate.
Certificate Services Welcome Screen
Click the Request a certificate link.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 225 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Generating a User Certificate
Request a Certificate Screen
Click on the advanced certificate request link.
Advanced Certificate Request Screen
Click on the Create and submit a request to this CA link.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 226 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Generating a User Certificate
Advanced Certificate Details
For the Certificate Template, select User.
Check the Mark keys as exportable and the Export keys to file checkboxes.
Type the full path on the local PC where the private key is to be copied. Also specify the private key filename.
Be sure to note the name used for the private key file, for example LXEUSER.PVK. The certificate file created later in
this process must be given the same name, for example, LXEUSER.CER.
DO NOT check to use strong private key protection.
Make any other desired changes and click the Submit button.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 227 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Generating a User Certificate
Script Warning
If any script notifications occur, click the “Yes button to continue the certificate request.
Private Key Password
When prompted for the private key password:
l
Click None if you do not wish to use a password, or
l
Enter and confirm your desired password then click OK.
Certificate Issued
Click the Download certificate link.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 228 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Generating a User Certificate
Download Security Warning
Click Save to download and store the user certificate to the PC. Make sure to keep track of the name and location of the
certificate. The private key file is also downloaded and saved during this process.
Be sure use the same name for the certificate file as was used for the private key file. For example, it the private key was
saved as LXEUSER.PVK then the certificate file created must be given the same name, for example, LXEUSER.CER.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 229 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Installing a User Certificate
Installing a User Certificate
Copy the certificate and private key files to the MX3X. Import the certificate by navigating to Start | Control Panel |
Certificates.
Select My Certificates from the pull down list.
Certificates
Tap the Import button.
Import Certificate
Make sure From a File is selected and tap OK.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 230 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Installing a User Certificate
Browsing to Certificate Location
Using the explorer buttons, browse to the location where you copied the certificate, select the certificate desired and tap OK.
The certificate is now shown in the list.
Certificate Listing
With the certificate you just imported highlighted, tap View.
From the Field pull down menu, select Private Key.
Private Key Not Present
l
If the private key is present, the process is complete.
l
If the private key is not present, import the private key.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 231 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Installing a User Certificate
To import the private key, tap OK to return to the Certificates screen.
Tap import.
Browsing to Private Key Location
Using the explorer buttons, browse to the location where you copied the private key file, change the Type pull down list to
Private Keys, select the certificate desired and tap OK. Enter the password for the certificate if appropriate.
Tap on View to see the certificate details again.
Private Key Present
The private key should now say present. If it does not, there is a problem. Possible items to check:
l
l
Make sure the certificate was generated with a separate private key file, as shown earlier in this section. If the certificate was not generated with a separate private key file, generate a new certificate and follow the import process
again.
Make sure the certificate and private key file have the same name, for example LXEuser.cer for the certificate and
LXEuser.pvk for the private key file. If the file names are not the same, rename the private key file and import it again.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 232 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Keymaps
KeyMap 101-Key Equivalencies
l
l
l
The following keymap is used on an MX3X that is NOT running an LXE Terminal Emulator. LXE terminal emulators use
a separate keymap (later in this section).
When using a sequence of keys that includes the 2nd key, press the 2nd key first then the rest of the key sequence.
When the computer boots, the default condition of NumLock is On and the default condition of Caps (or CapsLock) is
Off.
l
The Caps (or CapsLock) condition can be toggled with a 2nd+F1 key sequence.
l
The CAPS LED is illuminated when CapsLock is On.
l
The warmboot behavior of CapsLock can be set via the MX3-VXC Options tab in the Windows CE Control Panel.
To get this Key / Function
Press these Keys in this Order
Power / Suspend
Power
Volume
2nd
F8
Contrast
2nd
F6
Backlight
2nd
F10
2nd
2nd
Shift
Shft
Alt
Alt
Ctrl
Ctrl
Esc
Esc
Space
Spc
Enter
Enter
Scan
Scan
CapsLock (Toggle)
2nd
Back Space
BkSp
Left Scan key default value is Scan
Right Scan key default value is Enter
F1
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 233 ] MX3X Reference Guide
KeyMap 101-Key Equivalencies
To get this Key / Function
Press these Keys in this Order
Tab
Tab
Back Tab
2nd
Tab
Break
2nd
F2
Pause
2nd
Shift
Up Arrow
Up Arrow
Down Arrow
Down Arrow
Right Arrow
Right Arrow
Left Arrow
Left Arrow
Insert
2nd
Bksp
Delete
2nd
DOT
Home
2nd
Left Arrow
End
2nd
Right Arrow
Page Up
2nd
Up Arrow
Page Down
2nd
Down Arrow
ScrollLock
2nd
Shift
F4
F1
F1
F2
F2
F3
F3
F4
F4
F5
F5
F6
F6
F7
F7
F8
F8
F9
F9
F10
F10
F11
2nd
Shift
F1
F12
2nd
Shift
F2
a
CapsLock Off
A
b
CapsLock Off
B
c
CapsLock Off
C
d
CapsLock Off
D
e
CapsLock Off
E
f
CapsLock Off
F
g
CapsLock Off
G
F3
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 234 ] MX3X Reference Guide
KeyMap 101-Key Equivalencies
To get this Key / Function
Press these Keys in this Order
h
CapsLock Off
H
i
CapsLock Off
I
j
CapsLock Off
J
k
CapsLock Off
K
l
CapsLock Off
L
m
CapsLock Off
M
n
CapsLock Off
N
o
CapsLock Off
O
p
CapsLock Off
P
q
CapsLock Off
Q
r
CapsLock Off
R
s
CapsLock Off
S
t
CapsLock Off
T
u
CapsLock Off
U
v
CapsLock Off
V
w
CapsLock Off
W
x
CapsLock Off
X
y
CapsLock Off
Y
z
CapsLock Off
Z
A
Shft
A
B
Shft
B
C
Shft
C
D
Shft
D
E
Shft
E
F
Shft
F
G
Shft
G
H
Shft
H
I
Shft
I
J
Shft
J
K
Shft
K
L
Shft
L
M
Shft
M
N
Shft
N
O
Shft
O
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 235 ] MX3X Reference Guide
KeyMap 101-Key Equivalencies
To get this Key / Function
Press these Keys in this Order
P
Shft
P
Q
Shft
Q
R
Shft
R
S
Shft
S
T
Shft
T
U
Shft
U
V
Shft
V
W
Shft
W
X
Shft
X
Y
Shft
Y
Z
Shft
Z
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9
0
0
DOT
DOT
<
2nd
0
[
2nd
1
]
2nd
2
>
2nd
3
=
2nd
4
{
2nd
5
}
2nd
6
/
2nd
7
-
2nd
8
+
2nd
9
*
2nd
I
: (colon)
2nd
D
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 236 ] MX3X Reference Guide
KeyMap 101-Key Equivalencies
To get this Key / Function
Press these Keys in this Order
; (semicolon)
2nd
F
?
2nd
L
`
2nd
N
_ (underscore)
2nd
M
, (comma)
2nd
J
' (apostrophe)
2nd
H
~ (tilde)
2nd
B
\
2nd
S
|
2nd
A
"
2nd
G
!
2nd
Q
@
2nd
W
#
2nd
E
$
2nd
R
%
2nd
T
^
2nd
Y
&
2nd
U
(
2nd
O
)
2nd
P
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 237 ] MX3X Reference Guide
IBM 3270 Terminal Emulation
IBM 3270 Terminal Emulation
The MX3X's IBM 3270 Terminal Emulator keypads are designed to allow the user to enter terminal emulator commands when
running LXE’s RFTerm program. When running RFTerm on the MX3X, please refer to RFTerm Webhelp for equivalent keys
and keypress sequences.
IBM 3270
Legend on Keypad
Explanation
Key Sequence
Attn
Attention
Ctrl + A
Clr
Clear
Ctrl + C
Del
Delete
Ctrl + D
E-Inp
Erase Input
Ctrl + BkSp
Ins
Insert
Ctrl + I
NL
New Line
Ctrl + N
PA1
Ctrl + F1
PA2
Ctrl + F2
PA3
Ctrl + F3
Rst
Reset
Ctrl + R
SysReq
System
Ctrl + S
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 238 ] MX3X Reference Guide
IBM 5250 Terminal Emulation
IBM 5250 Terminal Emulation
The MX3X's IBM 5250 Terminal Emulator keypads are designed to allow the user to enter terminal emulator commands when
running LXE’s RFTerm program. When running RFTerm on the MX3X, please refer to RFTerm Webhelp for equivalent keys
and keypress sequences.
Legend on Keypad
Explanation
Key Sequence
Attn
Attention
Ctrl + A
Clr
Clear
Ctrl + C
Del
Delete
Ctrl + D
Dup
Duplicate
Ctrl + U
E-Inp
Erase Input
Ctrl + Bksp
Field Exit
Enter
Enter
Fld -
Field Minus
Ctrl + M
Fld +
Field Plus
Ctrl + L
Ins
Insert
Ctrl + I
NL
New Line
Ctrl + N
SysReq
System
Ctrl + S
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 239 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Technical Specifications
MX3X
Processor
Xscale PXA255 CPU operating at 400 MHz. Turbo mode switching is supported. 32 bit
CPU (with on-chip cache)
Memory
RAM: 64 or 128MB SDRAM / ROM: 64MB flash
Mass Storage
Removable PC Card. SRAM or Flash PCMCIA Type I or II PC Cards (Various Sizes)
Compact Flash Card. Bootable SRAM PC Card, ATA Flash PC Card, or ATA Hard Drive
PC Card (Can be installed by Customer)
Compact Flash (Internal)
Inaccessible. Supports an ATA interface only. 3.3v ATA flash card.
Operating System
Microsoft Windows CE 5.0
Radio Modules
802.11 a/b/g radio / Bluetooth
Scanner options
No scanner | SE955 standard range laser (SE923 phased out).
Monochrome Transflective LCD with touchscreen
Transmissive Color LCD. Customer Configurable Backlighting
Resolution - 640x240 pixels
Display technology
Size - ½ VGA landscape
Diagonal Viewing Area - 5.92 in (150.4mm)
Dot Pitch - 0.22mm
Dot Size - 0.20mm x 0.20mm
Color Scale - Monochrome - 16 Shades of Grey / Transmissive - 256 colors
PCMCIA Interface
Slot 0 accepts Type I and II / Slot 1 accepts Type I and II CF+. Compatible with the
PCMCIA version 2.1 standard.
Main Battery
1900 mAh 10.8V, 3 cell, Li-Ion battery pack.In-Unit and External Re-Chargeable
Backup Battery (CMOS)
Internal Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) 5.7V max. Automatically charges from main battery during normal operation. Memory operational for 5 minutes when main battery is depleted
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 240 ] MX3X Reference Guide
External Connectors / Interface / USB Host / Client Ports / Power Connector
External Connectors / Interface / USB Host / Client Ports / Power Connector
IrDA Connector (COM 2) bidirectional half-duplex
Supports 115k baud
Endcap – Dual Serial, DA-9 or
DB-9 Connector (COM 1 and
COM 3)
9 Pin “D” (male) Connector. Provides connection to external devices such as a printer.
Endcap – incl Scanner (COM 3),
DA-9 or DB-9 Connector (COM
1)
9 Pin “D” (male) Connector. Provides connection to external devices such as a printer.
Endcap – incl Scanner (COM 3),
DA-9 (COM 1)
Scanner – SE923 or SE955 Symbol engine. (SE923 phased out)
Power Connector
External Battery Charger Contacts. 8.5V – 15 VDC Input Power.
Power Jack. 10.8 – 16VDC Input Power
Audio Connector
Audio Jack on endcap.
Dimensions and Weight
Dimension
Length with Endcap
6” | 15 cm
Width with Endcap
8” | 20 cm
Height with Endcap
1.44” | 3.66 cm
Weight
Unit with radio, battery and scanner endcap
Less than 30 oz | <850g
Battery
5.6 oz | 157g
Network Card
1.0 oz | 28g
1.6 oz | 45g
SRAM Card
1 oz | 28g
Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature
-4°F to 122°F (-20°C to 50°C) monochrome 32°F to 122°F (0°C to 50°C)
color
Storage Temperature
-22°F to 158°F (-30°C to 70°C)
ESD
8 KV air, 4kV direct contact
Operating Humidity
5% to 90% non-condensing at 104°F (40°C)
Water and Dust
IEC 60529 compliant to IP66
Vibration
Based on MIL Std 810D
Ambient Light – ranging from total darkness to
direct sunlight
Display readable (with backlight on) for <= two hours
Keypad readable (after previous exposure to a 60W bulb for 30 minutes)
for <= 15 minutes.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 241 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Network Card Specifications
Network Card Specifications
Summit 802.11 b/g CF 2.4GHz
Bus Interface
16-bit Compact Flash Type I with 50-pin connector
Wireless Frequencies
2.4 to 2.4897 GHz
RF Data Rates
1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
RF Power Level
50 mW max.
Channels
1-11 FCC, 1-13 ETSI
Operating Temperature
Same as MX3X Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature
Same as MX3X Storage Temperature
Connectivity
TCP/IP, Ethernet, ODI
Diversity
Yes
Summit 802.11a/b/g CF 2.4/5.0GHz
Bus Interface
16-bit Compact Flash Type I with 50-pin connector
Wireless Frequencies
2.4 to 2.4897 GHz IEEE 802.11b / 802.11g DSSS OFDM
5.0GHz IEEE 802.11a DSSS OFDM
RF Data Rates
1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
RF Power Level
64 mW (18dBm)
Channels
1-11 FCC, 1-13 ETSI
Operating Temperature
Same as MX3X Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature
Same as MX3X Storage Temperature
Connectivity
TCP/IP, Ethernet, ODI
Diversity
Yes
Bluetooth
Enhanced Data Rate
Up to 3.0 Mbit/s over the air
Connection
No less than 32.80 feet (10 meters) line of sight
Bluetooth Version
2.0 + EDR
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 242 ] MX3X Reference Guide
AppLock Error Messages
AppLock Error Messages
Any messages whose first word is an ‘ing’ word is output prior to the action described in the message. For example, “Switching
to admin-hotkey press” is logged after the administrator has pressed the hotkey but prior to starting the switch process.
For all operations that can result in an error, an Error level message is displayed when a failure occurs. These messages
contain the word “failure”. These messages have a partner Extended level message that is logged which contains the word
“OK” if the action completed successfully rather than with an error.
For processing level messages, “Enter…” is logged at the beginning of the function specified in the message and “Exit…” is
logged at the end (just before the return) of the function specified in the message.
Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Error reading hotkey
The hotkey is read but not required by AppLock.
LOG_EX
Error reading hotkey;
using default
A hotkey is required. If there is a failure reading the hotkey, the internal factory default is
used.
LOG_ERROR
App Command Line=
<Command line>
Command line of the application being locked
LOG_
PROCESSING
App= <Application
name>
Name of the application being locked
LOG_
PROCESSING
dwProcessID= <#>
Device ID of the application being locked
LOG_EX
Encrypt exported key len
<#>
Size of encrypt export key
LOG_EX
Encrypt password
length= <#>
The length of the encrypted password.
LOG_EX
Encrypted data len <#>
Length of the encrypted password
LOG_EX
hProcess= <#>
Handle of the application being locked
LOG_EX
Key pressed = <#>
A key has been pressed and trapped by the hotkey processing.
LOG_EX
*****************
The status information is being saved to a file and the file has been opened successfully.
LOG_EX
Address of keyboard
hook procedure failure
AppLock found the kbdhook.dll, but was unable to get the address of the initialization
procedure. For some reason the dll is corrupted. Look in the \Windows directory for
LOG_ERROR
kbdhook.dll. If it exists, delete it. Also delete AppLock.exe from the \Windows directory and
reboot the unit. Deleting AppLock.exe triggers the AppLock system to reload.
Address of keyboard
hook procedure OK
AppLock successfully retrieved the address of the keyboard filter initialization procedure.
LOG_EX
Alt pressed
The Alt key has been pressed and trapped by the HotKey processing.
LOG_EX
Alt
Processing the hotkey and backdoor entry
LOG_EX
Application handle
search failure
The application being locked did not complete initialization.
LOG_ERROR
Application handle
search OK
The application initialized itself successfully
LOG_ERROR
Application load failure
The application could not be launched by AppLock; the application could not be found or
is corrupted.
LOG_ERROR
Backdoor message
received
The backdoor keys have been pressed. The backdoor hotkeys provide a method for
customer service to get a user back into their system without editing the registry or
reloading the device.
LOG_
PROCESSING
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 243 ] MX3X Reference Guide
AppLock Error Messages
Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Cannot find kbdhook.dll
The load of the keyboard filter failed. This occurs when the dll is missing or is corrupted.
Look in the \Windows directory for kbdhook.dll. If it exists, delete it. Also delete
AppLock.exe from the \Windows directory and reboot the unit. Deleting AppLock.exe
triggers the AppLock system to reload.
LOG_ERROR
Converted Pwd
Converted password from wide to mbs.
LOG_EX
Could not create event
EVT_HOTKEYCHG
The keyboard filter uses this event at the Administrator Control panel. The event could not
LOG_ERROR
be created.
Could not hook keyboard
If the keyboard cannot be controlled, AppLock cannot process the hotkey. This failure
prevents a mode switch into user mode.
LOG_ERROR
Could not start thread
HotKeyMon
The keyboard filter must watch for hot key changes. The watch process could not be
initiated.
LOG_ERROR
Ctrl after L or X
Processing the backdoor entry.
LOG_EX
Ctrl pressed
The Ctrl key has been pressed and trapped by the HotKey processing.
LOG_EX
Ctrl
Processing the hotkey and backdoor entry.
LOG_EX
Decrypt acquire context
failure
Unable to decrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Decrypt acquired context
Decryption process ok.
OK
LOG_EX
Decrypt create hash
failure
LOG_ERROR
Unable to decrypt password.
Decrypt created hash OK Decryption process ok.
LOG_EX
Decrypt failure
Unable to decrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Decrypt import key failure Unable to decrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Decrypt imported key OK
Decryption process ok.
LOG_EX
Encrypt acquire context
failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt acquire encrypt
context failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt acquired encrypt
Encrypt password process successful.
context OK
LOG_EX
Encrypt create hash
failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt create key failure Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt created encrypt
hash OK
LOG_EX
Encrypt password process successful.
Encrypt export key failure Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt export key length
Unable to encrypt password.
failure
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt exported key OK
Encrypt password process successful.
LOG_EX
Encrypt failure
The password encryption failed.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt gen key failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt generate key
failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 244 ] MX3X Reference Guide
AppLock Error Messages
Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Encrypt get user key
failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt get user key ok
Encrypt password process successful.
LOG_EX
Encrypt hash data failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt hash data from
pwd OK
Encrypt password process successful.
LOG_EX
Encrypt length failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt out of memory for
Unable to encrypt password.
key
LOG_ERROR
Encrypted data OK
The password has been successfully encrypted.
LOG_EX
Enter
AppLockEnumWindows
In order for AppLock to control the application being locked so it can prevent the
application from exiting, AppLock launches the application and has to wait until it has
created and initialized its main window. This message is logged when the function that
waits for the application initialization is entered.
LOG_EX
Enter DecryptPwd
Entering the password decryption process.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Enter EncryptPwd
Entering the password encryption processing.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Enter FullScreenMode
Entering the function that switches the screen mode. In full screen mode, the taskbar is
hidden and disabled.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Enter GetAppInfo
Processing is at the beginning of the function that retrieves the application information
from the registry.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Enter password dialog
Entering the password dialog processing.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Enter password timeout
Entering the password timeout processing.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Enter restart app timer
Some application shut down before AppLock can stop it. In these cases, AppLock gets
notification of the exit. When the notification is received, AppLock starts a timer to restart
the application. This message logs that the timer has expired and the processing is at the
beginning of the timer function.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Enter
TaskbarScreenMode
Entering the function that switches the screen to non-full screen mode and enable the
taskbar.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Enter ToAdmin
Entering the function that handles a mode switch into admin mode.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Enter ToUser
Entering the function that handles the mode switch to user mode
LOG_
PROCESSING
Enter verify password
Entering the password verification processing.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Exit
AppLockEnumWindowsFound
There are two exit paths from the enumeration function. This message denotes the
enumeration function found the application.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Exit
AppLockEnumWindowsNot found
There are two exit paths from the enumeration function. This message denotes the
enumeration function did not find the application.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Exit DecryptPwd
Exiting password decryption processing.
LOG_
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 245 ] MX3X Reference Guide
AppLock Error Messages
Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
PROCESSING
Exit EncryptPwd
Exiting password encryption processing.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Exit FullScreenMode
Exiting the function that switches the screen to full screen.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Exit GetAppInfo
Processing is at the end of the function that retrieved the application information from the
registry.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Exit password dialog
Exiting password prompt processing.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Exit password dialogcancel
Exiting password prompt w/cancel.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Exit password dialog-OK
Exiting password prompt successfully.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Exit password timeout
Exiting password timeout processing.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Exit restart app timer
Processing is at the end of the timer function
LOG_
PROCESSING
Exit TaskbarScreenMode
Exiting the function that switches the screen mode back to normal operation for the
administrator.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Exit ToAdmin
Exiting the function that handles the mode switch into admin mode.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Exit ToUser
Exiting the user mode switch function.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Exit ToUser-Registry
read failure
The AppName value does not exist in the registry so user mode cannot be entered.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Exit verify password-no
pwd set
Exiting password verification.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Exit verify passwordresponse from dialog
Exiting password verification.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Found taskbar
The handle to the taskbar has been found so that AppLock can disable it in user mode.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Getting address of
keyboard hook init
procedure
AppLock is retrieving the address of the keyboard hook.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Getting configuration
from registry
The AppLock configuration is being read from the registry. This occurs at initialization and
LOG_
also at entry into user mode. The registry must be re-read at entry into user mode in case
PROCESSING
the administration changed the settings of the application being controlled.
Getting encrypt pwd
length
The length of the encrypted password is being calculated.
LOG_EX
Hook wndproc failure
AppLock is unable to lock the application. This could happen if the application being
locked encountered an error after performing its initialization and shut itself down prior to
being locked by AppLock.
LOG_ERROR
Hook wndproc of open
app failure
The application is open, but AppLock cannot lock it.
LOG_ERROR
Hot key event creation
failure
The Admin applet is unable to create the hotkey notification.
LOG_ERROR
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 246 ] MX3X Reference Guide
AppLock Error Messages
Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Hot key pressed
Processing the hotkey and backdoor entry
LOG_EX
Hot key pressed
Processing the hotkey and backdoor entry
LOG_EX
Hot key set event failure
When the administrator changes the hotkey configuration the hotkey controller must be
notified. This notification failed.
LOG_ERROR
Hotkey press message
received
The user just pressed the configured hotkey.
LOG_
PROCESSING
In app hook:WM_SIZE
In addition to preventing the locked application from exiting, AppLock must also prevent
the application from enabling the taskbar and resizing the application’s window. This
message traps a change in the window size and corrects it.
LOG_EX
In addition to preventing the locked application from exiting, AppLock must also prevent
In app hook:WM_
the application from enabling the taskbar and resizing the application’s window. This
WINDOWPOSCHANGED
message traps a change in the window position and corrects it.
LOG_EX
Initializing keyboard
hook procedure
AppLock is calling the keyboard hook initialization.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Keyboard hook
initialization failure
The keyboard filter initialization failed.
LOG_ERROR
Keyboard hook loaded
OK
The keyboard hook dll exists and loaded successfully.
LOG_EX
L after Ctrl
Processing the backdoor entry.
LOG_EX
Loading keyboard hook
When AppLock first loads, it loads a dll that contains the keyboard hook processing. This
message is logged prior to the load attempt.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Open failure
The status information is being saved to a file and the file open has failed. This could
occur if the file is write protected. If the file does not exist, it is created.
LOG_ERROR
Open registry failure
If the Administration registry key does not exist, the switch to user mode fails because the
AppName value in the Administration key is not available.
LOG_ERROR
Opened status file
The status information is being saved to a file and the file has been opened successfully.
LOG_EX
Out of memory for
encrypted pwd
Not enough memory to encrypt the password.
LOG_ERROR
pRealTaskbarWndProc
already set
The taskbar control has already been installed.
LOG_EX
Pwd cancelled or invalid- The password prompt was cancelled by the user or the maximum number of failed
remain in user mode
attempts to enter a password was exceeded.
LOG_EX
Read registry error-hot
key
The hotkey registry entry is missing or empty. This is not considered an error. The
keyboard hook uses an embedded default if the value is not set in the registry.
LOG_ERROR
Read registry failure-app
name
AppName registry value does not exist or is empty. This constitutes a failure for switching
into user mode.
LOG_ERROR
Read registry failureCmd Line
AppCommandLine registry entry is missing or empty. This is not considered an error
since command line information is not necessary to launch and lock the application.
LOG_ERROR
Read registry failureInternet
The Internet registry entry is missing or empty. This is not considered an error since the
Internet value is not necessary to launch and lock the application.
LOG_ERROR
Registering Backdoor
MSG
The AppLock system communicates with the keyboard hook via a user defined message.
Both AppLock.exe and Kbdhook.dll register the message at initialization.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Registering Hotkey MSG
The AppLock system communicates with the keyboard hook via a user defined message.
Both Applock.exe and Kbdhook.dll register the message at initialization.
LOG_
PROCESSING
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 247 ] MX3X Reference Guide
AppLock Error Messages
Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Registry read failure at
reenter user mode
The registry has to be read when entering user mode is the AppName is missing. This
user mode entry is attempted at boot and after a hotkey switch when the administrator has
LOG_ERROR
closed the application being locked or has changed the application name or command
line.
Registry read failure at
reenter user mode
The registry has to be read when switching into user mode. This is because the
administrator can change the settings during administration mode. The read of the
registry failed which means the Administration key was not found or the AppName value
was missing or empty.
LOG_ERROR
Registry read failure
The registry read failed. The registry information read when this message is logged is the
application information. It the Administration key cannot be opened or if the AppName
value is missing or empty, this error is logged. The other application information is not
required. If the AppName value is not available, AppLock cannot switch into user mode.
LOG_ERROR
Reset system work area
failure
The system work area is adjusted when in user mode to cover the taskbar area. The
system work area has to be adjusted to exclude the taskbar area in administration mode.
AppLock was unable to adjust this area.
LOG_ERROR
Shift pressed
The Shift key has been pressed and trapped by the HotKey processing.
LOG_EX
Shift
Processing the hotkey and backdoor entry
LOG_EX
Show taskbar
The taskbar is now being made visible and enabled.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Switching to adminbackdoor
The system is currently in user mode and is now switching to admin mode. The switch
occurred because of the backdoor key presses were entered by the administrator.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Switching to adminhotkey press
The system is currently in user mode and is now switching to admin mode. The switch
occurred because of a hotkey press by the administrator.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Switching to adminkbdhook.dll not found
The keyboard hook load failed, so AppLock switches to admin mode. If a password is
specified, the password prompt is displayed and remains until a valid password is
entered.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Switching to adminkeyboard hook
initialization failure
If the keyboard hook initialization fails, AppLock switches to admin mode. If a password is
specified, the password prompt is displayed and remains until a valid password is
entered.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Switching to adminregistry read failure
See the explanation of the “Registry read failure” above. AppLock is switching into Admin
mode. If a password has been configured, the prompt will be displayed and will not be
dismissed until a valid password is entered.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Switching to
TaskbarScreenMode
In administration mode, the taskbar is visible and enabled.
LOG_EX
Switching to user mode
The registry was successfully read and AppLock is starting the process to switch to user
mode.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Switching to user-hotkey
press
The system is currently in admin mode and is now switching to user mode. The switch
occurred because of a hotkey press by the administrator.
LOG_
PROCESSING
Taskbar hook failure
AppLock is unable to control the taskbar to prevent the locked application from reenabling it.
LOG_ERROR
Taskbar hook OK
AppLock successfully installed control of the taskbar.
LOG_EX
Timeout looking for app
window
After the application is launched, AppLock must wait until the application has initialized
itself before proceeding. The application did not start successfully and AppLock has timed LOG_ERROR
out.
ToUser after admin, not
at boot
The user mode switch is attempted when the device boots and after the administrator
presses the hotkey. The mode switch is being attempted after a hotkey press.
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 248 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Level
LOG_EX
AppLock Error Messages
Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
ToUser after admin-app
still open
The switch to user mode is being made via a hotkey press and the administrator has left
the application open and has not made any changes in the configuration.
LOG_EX
ToUser after admin-no
app or cmd line change
If user mode is being entered via a hotkey press, the administrator may have left the
configured application open. If so, AppLock does not launch the application again unless
a new application or command line has been specified; otherwise, it just locks it.
LOG_EX
Unable to move desktop
The desktop is moved when switching into user mode. This prevents them from being
visible if the application is exited and restarted by the timer. This error does not affect the
screen mode switch; processing continues.
LOG_ERROR
Unable to move taskbar
The taskbar is moved when switching into user mode. This prevents them from being
visible if the application is exited and restarted by the timer. This error does not affect the
screen mode switch; processing continues.
LOG_ERROR
Unhook taskbar wndproc AppLock could not remove its control of the taskbar. This error does not affect AppLock
failure
processing
LOG_ERROR
Unhook wndproc failure
AppLock could not remove the hook that allows monitoring of the application.
LOG_ERROR
Unhooking taskbar
In administration mode, the taskbar should return to normal operation, so AppLock’s
control of the taskbar should be removed.
LOG_EX
Unhooking wndproc
When the administrator leaves user mode, the device is fully operational; therefore,
AppLock must stop monitoring the locked application.
LOG_EX
WM_SIZE adjusted
This message denotes that AppLock has readjusted the window size.
LOG_EX
X after Ctrl+L
Processing the backdoor entry.
LOG_EX
Ret from password <#>
Return value from password dialog.
LOG_EX
Decrypt data len <#>
Length of decrypted password.
LOG_EX
Window handle to
enumwindows=%x
The window handle that is passed to the enumeration function. This message can be
used by engineering with other development tools to trouble shoot application lock
failures.
LOG_EX
WM_WINDOWPOSCHG
adjusted=%x
Output the window size after it has been adjusted by AppLock
LOG_EX
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 249 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Hat Encoding
Hat Encoding
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 250 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Revision History
Revision History
Revision / Date Location
Change
T / Sep 2009
Formatted for browser delivery
U / Oct 2009
Entire Guide
1. Cover page and contents
1. Applied Marketing color scheme
2. Features
2. Deleted
3. Enabler Installation and Configuration
3. Changed LXE_MX3X_ENABLER.CAB to LXE_ENABLER.CAB.
V / Dec 2009
Control Panel - Administration
Troubleshooting: Removed LXE AppLock backdoor key sequence.
W / Jan 2010
Entire Guide
MX3X Archived / Obsolete
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 251 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Index
Avalanche Enabler installation
A
About
54
Accessibility
56
ActiveSync Introduction
37
Adapters
160
Adapters Options - Network
168
Adapters tab
168
Add Prefix
142
Add Suffix
142
Admin Hotkey
AppLock
59
Admin Login
183
Admin Password
200
Aggressive Scan
196
Allow Close
68
Antenna
Diversity
Receive
198
Transmit
197
API calls
32
Appearance
92
Application Shortcuts
167
AppLock
167
End-user mode
60
EUIE
62
Hotkey for Administrator
59
Passwords
60
Setup
57
Asian fonts
155
Assign
136
Auth Server
197
Auth Timeout
200
Auto-reconnect, Bluetooth
88
Auto hide
40
Auto Profile
Automatic reset
184
56
29
Avalanche Icon
169
Avalanche Network profile
169
Avalanche Network Profile Displayed
169
Avalanche Update Settings
159
B
Background
92
Backlight
93
Backlight setting is synchronized
116
backup battery
74
Backup Battery Maintenance
74
Barcode Data Match Edit Buttons
140
Barcode manipulation parameter settings
121
Barcode processing
122
Barcode Processing Examples
134
Batteries
23
Battery
74
battery gas gauge icon
74
Battery State and OS Upgrade
177
BG Channel Set
195
Bit Rate
188
Bluetooth
About panel
81
Bluetooth Beep and LED Indications
88
Bluetooth control panel
75
Bluetooth Device
76
Bluetooth Device Menu
77
Bluetooth Device Properties
78
Bluetooth Indicators
84
Bluetooth Properties panel
78
Bootstrapping the RMU
156
C
CAB Files on the Flash Card
32
Calibration
145
CCX Features
196
Certificates
Root CA
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 252 ] MX3X Reference Guide
89, 220
220
Index
User
225
Certs
37
Certs Path
201
Character Recognition
Date, Time, Time Zone
90
Daylight Savings
90
Default Enabler adapter control settings
154
Default Input Language
Touchscreen
39
Clear All button
132
98
default Settings password
159
Desktop
33
Clear Contents of Document Folder
40
Device License
151
Clear persistant memory
27
DFS Channels
196
192
Client Name
187
Diags Tab
Code IDs
131
Dialing
COLDBOOT.EXE
32
COM Port Switching
9
91
Dimensions and Weight
241
Dimmed parameters
COM1 Tab
125
COM2 Tab
126
Discover
76
COM3 Tab
126
Discover and Query
76
Command Prompt
38
not supported by LXE
157
Display
15, 92, 160, 166
Communication
106
communication options
106
Receive
198
81
Transmit
197
Computer Friendly Name
Configuration
Diversity
Do not monitor or launch Enabler
AppLock
63
Configure the Avalanche Enabler
154
Configuring the Profile
206
Connect and LXEConnect
37
Double Tap
152, 164
145
E
EAP Type
189
Connect option
159
Enable Code ID
129
Connection
160
Enable Code ID drop-down box
128
Connection tab
161
Enabler
Contact
163
Uninstall Process
152
Continue or Stop Monitoring
172
Enabler Configuration
158
Control Char mapping
128
Enabler installation
Control Code Replacement
133
Enabler installation file
152
Control Panel options
52
29
Enabler searches for an Mobile Device Server
153
Ctrl Char Mapping
135
Enabler Settings icon
158
custom Code IDs
131
Endcap Combinations
9
Custom identifier
128
Endcaps and COM Ports
8
Custom Identifiers
131
Environmental Specifications
241
Error message
D
Data stripping
Mobile unit out of resources
139
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 253 ] MX3X Reference Guide
155
Index
Error Message
Agent not found
153
Error Messages
AppLock
243
EUIE
62
Identifying Software Versions
55
Input Panel
94
Installation and Configuration
151
Installing Packages
156
Installing the Enabler on LXE Devices
152
Execution
160
Internet
95
Execution tab
162
Internet connectivity
95
Exit Password
172
Internet Explorer
Expand Control Panel
40
eXpress Config utility
173
eXpress Scan icon
174
External Connectors
241
AppLock
62
Radio card and ISP required
35, 38
Introduction
Enabler Install and Configure
IR port
151
18
F
Factory Default Settings
123
Factory Default, reset to
27
File Menu Options
159
Frag Thresh
198
FTP Server, start and stop
37
G
J
Jacked
74
K
Key Functions
16
Keyboard
98
Shortcuts
26
100
Global Parameters
193
KeyMap Tab
Global Tab
193
Keypad
Good Scan and Bad Scan Sounds
150
Keys Tab
H
16, 99
125
L
Help
179
Language and Fonts
54
Hide Password
200
LAUNCH.EXE
30
56
LaunchApp Tab
102
139
70
Leading and
Trailing
LED
199
High Contrast
Hotkey
AppLock
LED Functions
I
Icon on taskbar
168
Icons
Explorer, Internet
33
My Computer
33
My Documents
33
Recycle Bin
33
19
Length Based Barcode Stripping
143
Link speed
171
Logging
AppLock
73
LXEConnect
49
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 254 ] MX3X Reference Guide
Index
M
P
MAC Address
Main Tab
55
Password
112
124, 182
AppLock
60
AppLock Save As
73
Manage
Network Settings
168
Enabler control panel
159
Wireless Settings
168
Exit
172
Manage Taskbar
164
lost at cold boot
manage the taskbar
164
PC Connection
113
Manual settings properties
169
PCMCIA
114
Manual Settings Properties Panels
170
PEAP/GTC
212
Match Edit Buttons
140
Summit Radio
Match List Rules
140
PEAP/MSCHAP
Media Player
38
Summit Radio
210
Menu Options
160
Periodic Update
163
Start
36
Permanent storage of drivers and utilities
32
212, 217
32
Misc
107
Ping Delay ms
201
Mixer
104
Ping Payload
201
Mobile Device Server not found
153
Ping Timeout ms
201
Mobile Device Wireless and Network Settings
154
Power
116
Modes
Power Modes
AppLock
59
On, Suspend, Off
20
Monitor and launch Enabler
164
Power Save
187
Monitor for updates
164
power up password
112
Mouse
105
Pre-loaded Files
MouseKeys
56
Prefix / Suffix
PREGEDIT.EXE
N
Preparing an LXE Device for Remote Management
30
142
31
155
Prerequisites
Network and Dialup Options
109
Network Card Specifications
242
Enabler Install and Configure
151
No Security
207
Wavelink Avalanche System
151
Notification
56
O
Off
Owner
22
110
Profile
187
Profile Parameters
187
Profile Tab
185
Program Shutdown
164
Programmable Scan
14
Prompt
Command
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 255 ] MX3X Reference Guide
38
Index
R
Scan Config Option
165
Scan Config tab
165
Radio Mode
188
screensaver password
112
RAS (Remote Access Services)
109
searches for new adapters
171
Reboot before attempt
163
Security Panel
Recalibrate button
145
Reflash
176
Introduction
Regional and Language Settings
Registry
AppLock
Security Password
176
AppLock
70
118
Serial Port
10
54
Serial Port Pin 9
Server Contact
Registry content
32
Server Contact tab
Registry Editor
54
Settings
REGLOAD.EXE
31
Settings option
back up location
Remote Control License
151
Remote desktop connection
70
39
127
160, 163
163
79
159
Setup
AppLock
57
156
Shortcuts
Installation
155
Shortcuts panel
Remove button
132
use AppLock
Remove Programs
120
Shortcuts tab
168
Require external power
163
Show Clock
40
Revision History
251
Sign-On vs. Stored Credentials
202
signal quality
171
171
Remote Management Utility (RMU)
RMU.CE.CAB
152, 155
160, 167
167
RMU.StorageRAM
155
signal strength
RMUCE package
156
Software and Files
30
RMUCEbt package
156
SoundSentry
56
Roam Delta
194
Speaker
18
Roam Period
195
SSID
Roam Trigger
194
Start Menu
Startup Shutdown tab
Root CA Certificates
187
36
164
Generating
220
Startup/Shutdown
Installing on VX3X
223
Status
RTS Thresh
199
Status Display
RunCmd Tab
103
Status Panel
RX Diversity
198
AppLock
72
Status Popup
108
Status tab
171
160, 165
Status Tab
191
159
StickyKeys
56
S
Scan Config
Scan Config option
Stop Enabler Monitoring
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 256 ] MX3X Reference Guide
160, 164, 172
160, 171
171
152
Index
stylus
145
Using Remote Management
173
Stylus
145
Using the Scan Feature
186
Subsequent Use
83
Summit
37
Utilities
30
V
Summit Client Utility
179
Summit Tray Icon
180
VersionInfo.EXE
Symbologies dialog
137
Versions
54
Symbology settings
128
virtual keyboard
94
Symbology Settings
128
Volume & Sounds
Sync button
90
Sync Clock
163
System
146
System Hardware
5
System Idle timer
116
T
156
149
W
WARMBOOT.EXE
WAV files
Wavelink Avalanche Enabler installation
31
149
29
Wavelink Avalanche Mobility Center User’s Guide
159
Wavelink Product License
151
Temperature and Humidity
241
WAVPLAY.EXE
Terminal Server Client Licenses
148
32
WEP
208
ToggleKeys
56
Window Display Options
166
Transcriber
39
Windows Certificate Store vs. Certs Path
204
Tray Icon
199
Troubleshooting
Windows Explorer
39
Wireless Configuration Application
155
network and wireless settings
170
Wireless Configuration Application (WCA)
156
Reflash
177
WMM
197
Turn Off Bluetooth
80
TX Diversity
197
Tx Power
188
WPA-PSK
Summit Radio
WPA/LEAP
Summit Radio
U
Update tab”
163
Update Window Display
166
Upgrade System Baseline
156
User Certificates
Generating
225
Installing on VX3X
230
User Idle timer
116
User Interface
157
User Interface Language
Using eXpress Scan
219
98
173
E-EQ-MX3XRG-W-ARC [ 257 ] MX3X Reference Guide
214-215
Was this manual useful for you? yes no
Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Download PDF

advertisement