Dolphin™ 7200 Handheld Computer and HomeBase™ User’s Guide 7200/UG Rev. D

Dolphin™ 7200 Handheld Computer and HomeBase™ User’s Guide  7200/UG  Rev. D
HAND HELD PRODUCTS
Dolphin™ 7200 Handheld Computer and
HomeBase™ User’s Guide
7200/UG Rev. D
Copyright
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Table of Contents
Before You Begin................................................................................ 7
Welcome................................................................................................................7
Safety.....................................................................................................................8
Required Safety Labels .............................................................................................................. 8
RF Energy ................................................................................................................................ 10
Statement of Agency Compliance ............................................................................................ 10
FCC Class A Compliance Statement ........................................................................................ 10
Canadian Notice ....................................................................................................................... 11
CDRH Laser Safety Statement: 7200 Batch and RF Laser Models.......................................... 11
EN 60825-1 Laser Safety Statement ........................................................................................ 11
R&TTE Directive: 7200 802.11 Model ................................................................................... 11
Interference .............................................................................................................................. 13
Batteries ................................................................................................................................... 14
Care and Cleaning of the Dolphin ............................................................................................ 14
Chapter 1 Getting Started .............................................................. 15
About the Dolphin 7200 Handheld Computer ....................................................16
Accessories for the Dolphin ..................................................................................................... 16
Dolphin 7200 Models and Options .......................................................................................... 17
Bar Code Symbologies Supported............................................................................................ 18
Using Dolphin for the First Time........................................................................19
1
2
3
4
Checking Your Package ....................................................................................................... 19
Charging the Battery ............................................................................................................ 20
Turning the Dolphin On And Off ......................................................................................... 22
Setting the Date and Time .................................................................................................... 22
Chapter 2 Dolphin Basics ............................................................... 24
System Features...................................................................................................25
CPU.......................................................................................................................................... 25
Disk Drives............................................................................................................................... 25
Front Panel Physical Features .............................................................................25
Light Emitting Diodes (LED)................................................................................................... 25
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) .................................................................................................. 26
Speaker..................................................................................................................................... 26
RF Antenna .............................................................................................................................. 26
Using the Alphanumeric Keypad ........................................................................27
Key Combinations For Keypad Functions and Special Characters .......................................... 28
Using the Numeric Keypad .................................................................................29
Key Combinations For Keypad Functions and Special Characters .......................................... 30
Entering Alpha and Special Characters .................................................................................... 30
Display Symbols..................................................................................................31
Battery Charge.......................................................................................................................... 31
Keyboard Mode........................................................................................................................ 31
Back Panel Features ............................................................................................33
Laser Engine............................................................................................................................. 34
Image Engine............................................................................................................................ 34
Lanyard Eyelet for Optional Wrist Strap.................................................................................. 34
Battery Well ............................................................................................................................. 34
Reset Switch............................................................................................................................. 34
Maintaining the Dolphin’s Batteries ...................................................................35
Internal NiMH Backup Battery ................................................................................................ 35
NiMH Battery Pack................................................................................................................. 36
Storing Batteries....................................................................................................................... 37
Chapter 3 Dolphin® 7200 RF Handheld Computer................... 38
About the Dolphin 7200 RF Handheld Computer ..............................................39
802.11b-Compliant Dolphin 7200 RF Terminal ...................................................................... 39
Configuring Your 802.11b- Compliant Dolphin 7200 RF Terminal ........................................ 40
WLIF™-Compliant Dolphin 7200 RF Terminal...................................................................... 52
Dolphin 7200 RF Peripherals................................................................................................... 55
Host Connectivity..................................................................................................................... 55
Terminal Emulation Keyboard Overlays.................................................................................. 58
Chapter 4 Dolphin® 7200 with iButton Reader Handheld
Computer........................................................................................... 60
About Dolphin with iButton Reader Handheld Computer..................................61
What is an iButton? .............................................................................................61
Working with iButtons ........................................................................................62
IButtons supported by Dolphin with iButton Reader ............................................................... 62
Developing Applications with Dolphin with iButton Reader ................................................... 63
Chapter 5 Dolphin® 7200
RS-232 Handheld Computer..... 64
About Dolphin 7200 RS-232 Hand Held Computer ...........................................65
Charging The Battery Through The RS-232 Port ...............................................66
Sending and Receiving Data ...............................................................................66
Chapter 6 Dolphin® 7200 2D Terminal........................................ 67
About the Dolphin 7200 2D Hand Held Computer.............................................68
Supported Symbologies............................................................................................................ 68
Capturing Images ................................................................................................70
Lighting Conditions.................................................................................................................. 70
Dolphin 7200 2D Demo Software.......................................................................71
Installing the Dolphin 7200 Demo Applications.................................................71
Chapter 7 Using the Dolphin® 7200 HomeBase .......................... 78
Hub of the System ...............................................................................................79
Dolphin 7200 HomeBase Parts and Functions....................................................80
Charging Batteries In The Dolphin 7200 HomeBase ............................................................... 83
Setting Up For Communications.........................................................................85
Setting up the Dolphin HomeBase ......................................................................85
Configuring a Single Dolphin 7200 HomeBase ....................................................................... 88
Creating a Dolphin 7200 HomeBase Network ......................................................................... 89
Communicating with the Dolphin Terminal .......................................................93
Chapter 8 Using the Dolphin® 7200 Compact HomeBase.......... 94
Hub of the System ...............................................................................................95
Dolphin 7200 Compact HomeBase Parts and Functions ....................................96
Powering the Dolphin Terminal ............................................................................................... 98
Mounting the Dolphin 7200 Compact HomeBase.................................................................. 100
Setting Up For Communications.......................................................................102
Setting up the Dolphin Compact HomeBase.....................................................102
Communicating with the Dolphin Terminal .....................................................104
Chapter 9 Learning About the Dolphin OS and Development
System Software ............................................................................. 105
Dolphin OS and Development System..............................................................106
Installation.............................................................................................................................. 106
Help File, Document and Utility Icons................................................................................... 108
Dolphin HHP Demo Program ...........................................................................109
Scanning A Barcode............................................................................................................... 113
Dolphin Utilities................................................................................................114
Dolphin Application Development ...................................................................119
Compiling Applications for the Dolphin ................................................................................ 119
Sample Applications............................................................................................................... 120
Building the Samples.............................................................................................................. 120
Compiling the Sample Programs ............................................................................................ 121
Transferring Files to or from Dolphin...............................................................122
Using the YX.EXE Utility...................................................................................................... 122
Using the Dolphin File Transfer Program .............................................................................. 122
Dolphin EVS Engine.........................................................................................125
Dolphin ROM Image and Boot Loader .............................................................126
Upgrading the Dolphin ROM Image ...................................................................................... 126
Upgrading the Dolphin Boot Loader...................................................................................... 127
Chapter 10 Troubleshooting and Warranty Information
Dolphin® 7200 Terminal ............................................................... 128
Just In Case........................................................................................................129
Before Calling For Application Support ...........................................................129
Troubleshooting the Dolphin Terminal and HomeBase....................................129
Warranty Information........................................................................................136
Who Is Covered By The Warranty......................................................................................... 136
Limited Warranty ................................................................................................................... 136
How Problems Should Be Handled ........................................................................................ 138
Return Information ................................................................................................................. 138
How To Extend Your Warranty ............................................................................................. 140
Application Support ..........................................................................................140
Appendix A Dolphin 7200 Terminal Specifications.......................................141
Appendix B Bar Code Samples.......................................................................154
Appendix C Dolphin 7200 Scan Maps............................................................155
Appendix D IQ Imaging Test Target...............................................................157
Appendix E GS-DOS Commands ...................................................................158
Appendix F Declarations of Conformity........................................................167
Before You Begin
Welcome
C
ongratulations on the purchase of your new Dolphin 7200 handheld
computer. You have made a wise choice in selecting the Dolphin 7200, a
device known worldwide for its ergonomic shape, light weight, versatility and
single-handed data collection features.
The patented shape allows true, one-handed operation and fits either hand
comfortably. Built to last, the Dolphin’s ruggedly built case houses a 386
microprocessor and DOS operating system that is easily programmable with standard
programming tools like Microsoft Visual C/C++, Borland C/C++, Visual Basic or
RF Simplicity.
Dolphin is one of the most durable devices available, and is designed to withstand
repeated five-foot drops onto a concrete floor. It also resists extreme temperatures,
humidity levels and dust conditions.
The Dolphin’s basic features include long-lasting Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH)
batteries, a large, easy-to-read 8 line x 20 character backlit display that can display text
or graphics, a natural scan and viewing angle, and two keypad options. The multiple
configurations available for the Dolphin 7200 make it one of the most versatile
terminals in the automatic data collection industry. The terminal may be equipped with
a scan engine capable of reading all standard bar code symbologies. Dolphin 7200 is
also available with the IMAGETEAM ™ 4250 Image Engine, a low power, highresolution digital image engine for omni-directional and auto-discrimination reading
and decoding of linear barcodes, stacked linear (PDF417) and 2D matrix codes. The
image engine functions like a digital camera and also provides OCR (Optical Character
Recognition) functionality. Dolphin handheld computer also is available with an
iButton reader. The Dolphin 7200 RS-232 terminal features a micro-DB9 RS-232 for
serial data input/output and charging in addition to the infrared port. The Dolphin
7200 RF terminal may be equipped with an 802.11b or WLIF 2.4 GHz radio for realtime data collection applications.
Load up the Dolphin with your custom software application and the ultimate data
collection solution for your business fits in the palm of your hand.
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Safety
The Dolphin 7200 handheld computer/bar code scanner meets or exceeds the
requirements of all applicable standards organizations for safe operation. However, as
with any electrical equipment, the best way to ensure safe operation is to know the
possible risks.
The following safety guidelines are designed to protect both you and others around
you. Please read them carefully before using your Dolphin.
Required Safety Labels
Dolphin 7200 handheld computer uses a low power Visible Laser to scan bar codes.
Short-term exposure to CDRH Class II laser light is not known to be harmful. As with
any bright light source, such as the sun, you should avoid direct eye exposure. The
following are required safety labels, as they should appear on the back panel of the
Dolphin:
Figure 1 Required Safety Labels for Dolphin 7200 laserequipped batch terminals
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Label for WLIF radio-equipped terminals
Label for 802.11b radio-equipped terminals
Figure 2 Safety Labels for Dolphin 7200 RF terminals
Figure 3 Safety Labels for Dolphin 7200 2D terminals
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RF Energy
The Dolphin 7200 RF™ terminal is designed to comply with the most current
applicable standards on safe levels of RF energy developed by the Institute of
Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the American National Standards
Institute (ANSI) and has been recommended for adoption by the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC). In addition, the Dolphin RF complies with the
specifications for an intentional radiator in Subpart C of Part 15 of the FCC’s code of
federal regulations. The Dolphin RF also complies with the European specifications
ETS 300328 (Type Test of Radio LAN to European standards) and ETS 300826
(EMC Testing of radio equipment).
Statement of Agency Compliance
The Dolphin Batch and Dolphin RF terminals both comply with part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1.
Devices may not cause harmful interference.
2.
Devices must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
FCC Class A Compliance Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A
digital device pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
•
•
•
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio or television technician for help.
Caution: Any changes or modifications made to this device that are not expressly approved by Hand Held Products may
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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Canadian Notice
This equipment does not exceed the Class A limits for radio noise emissions as
described in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of
Communications.
Le present appareil numerique n’emet pas de bruits radioelectriques depassant les
limites applicables aux appareils numeriques de la classe A prescrites dans le Reglement
sur le brouillage radioelectrique edicte par le ministere des Communications du
Canada.
CDRH Laser Safety Statement: 7200 Batch and RF
Laser Models
This product complies with US DHHS 21 CFR J Part 1040.10. This product is a
CLASS II LASER PRODUCT with a maximum output of 1.0 mW at 670 nanometers
and continuous wave.
EN 60825-1 Laser Safety Statement
This product is classified as a CLASS 2 LASER PRODUCT with a maximum output
of 9.0 mW at 670 nanometers per EN 60825-1:1994, Issue 2, June 1997.
R&TTE Directive: 7200 802.11 Model
The Dolphin 7200 RF is in conformity with all essential requirements of the R&TTE
Directive (1999/5/EC). This equipment has been assessed to the following standards:
ETS 300 328 ETS 300 826 (November, 1997); EN 60950: 1992, Incl Amdt 1-4, 11.
This product is marked with
signifying conformity with Class II
product requirements specified in the R&TTE Directive.
The equipment is intended for use throughout the European Community, but its
authorization for use in France is restricted as follows: PAN European Frequency
Range: 2.402 - 2.480 GHz; Restricted Frequency Range for use in France: 2.448 2.480 GHz.
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R&TTE Directive: 7200 Proxim Model
The Dolphin 7200 RF is in conformity with all essential requirements of the R&TTE
Directive (1999/5/EC). This equipment has been assessed to the following standards:
ETS 300 328 ETS 300 826 (November, 1997); EN 60950: 1992, Incl Amdt 1-4, 11.
This product is marked with
signifying conformity with Class II product
requirements specified in the R&TTE Directive.
The equipment is intended for use throughout the European Community, but its
authorization for use in France is restricted as follows: PAN European Frequency
Range: 2.402 - 2.480 GHz; Restricted Frequency Range for use in France: 2.448 2.480 GHz.
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Regulatory and Safety Agency Approvals
Parameter
Specification
U.S.A.
Canada
Europe
FCC Part 15, Class A
IEC 0003
EN 55022 (CISPR22) Class A
ETS 300 826 Type Certified
Others
EMC 89/336/EEC
EN 50082-1:1997, EN55024
RF Approvals
U.S.A.
Canada
Europe
FCC Part 15.247 Certified
RSS 210 Certified
ETS 300 328 Certified
The CE mark on the product indicates that the system has been tested to and
conforms with the provisions noted within the 89/336/EEC Electromagnetic
Compatibility Directive and the 73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive.
For further information please contact,
Hand Held Products (UK) Ltd.
1st Floor
Dallam Court Dallam Lane
Warrington, Cheshire WA2 7LT
England
Hand Held Products shall not be liable for use of our product with equipment (i.e.,
power supplies, personal computers, etc.) that is not CE marked and does not
comply with the Low Voltage Directive.
Interference
Pacemakers, Hearing Aids and Other Electrically Powered
Devices
Most manufacturers of medical devices adhere to the IEC 601-1-2 standard. This
standard requires devices to operate properly in an EM Field with a strength of 3V/m
over a frequency range of 26 to 1000MHz.
The maximum allowable field strength emitted by the Dolphin is 0.3V/m according to
Subpart B of Part 1 of the FCC rules. Therefore, the Dolphin RF will have no effect
on medical devices that meet the IEC specification.
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Microwaves
The radio in the Dolphin RF terminal operates on the same frequency band as a
microwave oven. Therefore, if you use a microwave within range of the Dolphin RF
terminal you may notice performance degradation in your wireless network. However,
both your microwave and your wireless network will continue to function.
The Dolphin Batch terminal does not contain a radio, and therefore, is not affected by
microwave ovens.
Batteries
• Use only the battery supplied with your Dolphin or a replacement battery
supplied, recommended, or approved by Hand Held Products, Inc.
• Replace a defective battery immediately as it could damage the Dolphin
terminal.
• Never throw a used battery in the trash. It contains heavy metals and should
be recycled according to local guidelines.
• Don’t short-circuit a battery or throw it into a fire. It can explode and cause
severe personal injury.
• Excessive discharge damages a battery. Recharge the battery when your
Dolphin indicates low battery power.
• Although your battery can be recharged many times, it will eventually be
depleted. Replace it after the recommended usage period (about 500 charge
cycles for the 1500 mAh NiMH battery) or if the battery does not hold a
charge.
• If you are not sure the battery or charger is working properly, please send it to
Hand Hand Products or an authorized Hand Held Products service center, for
inspection.
The Dolphin handheld computer/bar code scanner meets or exceeds all applicable
standards and has been manufactured to the highest level of quality.
Care and Cleaning of the Dolphin
When needed, clean the laser engine window and the LCD display with a clean nonabrasive, lint-free cloth.
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Chapter 1 Getting Started
Summarizes the Dolphin’s features, functions and accessories and getting it
started for the first time.
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C H A P T E R
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G E T T I N G
S T A R T E D
About the Dolphin 7200 Handheld Computer
The Dolphin is a handheld computer and imager/bar code scanner designed for easy,
single-handed data collection. It has a 386 33 MHz microprocessor that runs with GSDOS and is PC-compatible.
Accessories for the Dolphin
The Dolphin 7200 is part of a data collection system that includes accessories
specifically designed for vehicle, desktop and hub operations. Accessories available
include serial and networkable communications/charging cradles, serial
communications/charging cables, desktop “gang chargers” and vehicle mounted
charging/communication cradles.
You can use these accessories with the Dolphin:
Dolphin terminal charging, one-slot auxiliary battery charging and
communication station, includes power adapter.
Dolphin HomeBase
Replacement power adapter for
Dolphin HomeBase. Note: Use only power adapters approved for use
by Hand Held Products. Failure to do so may result in improper
operation or damage to the unit.
Dolphin HomeBase power adapter
10 Slot Battery Charger for Dolphin
four hours. Supports 90-264V.
Charges and reconditions 10 batteries in under
Battery charging
and communications cradle providing connectivity to
any serial device including printers, radio modems,
GPS, on-board computers and vehicle monitoring
systems.
VehicleBase Vehicle Kit for Dolphin
Wrist Strap for Dolphin A convenient way to carry
the Dolphin. (Note: Lanyard ring for attaching strap not
available with Dolphin 7200 RF or Dolphin 7200 RS-232.)
Another convenient way to carry the Dolphin. Available in leather or
cordura, a rugged synthetic fabric.
Holster
Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) 3.6V rechargeable
battery for the Dolphin.
NiMH Battery Pack
Connects the
Dolphin 7200 RS-232 terminal directly to host computer using micro-DB9 to DB9
serial cable, and recharges the battery using the Universal Power Adapter PS9U-11.
Communication/Charging Cable for Dolphin 7200 RS-232
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C H A P T E R
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G E T T I N G
6’ RS-232 Serial Cable
N O T E
Use your Dolphin only
with accessories supplied,
recommended or
approved by Hand Held
Products, Inc. Use of
non-approved accessories
can be dangerous and will
invalidate any warranty or
liability claims.
S T A R T E D
Connects HomeBase to your desktop PC.
Contact your Value-Added Reseller for more information. For details about how to
install or use any of these accessories, refer to the documentation provided with the
product.
Dolphin 7200 Models and Options
Hand Held Product’s family of Dolphin 7200 handheld portable data collection
terminals includes these models:
The Dolphin® 7200 Batch terminal is a DOS programmable handheld computer/bar
code scanner with a unique, ergonomic shape designed for single-handed use. The
basic terminal has 2MB RAM and 8MB FLASH EEPROM memory. It also features
an IrDA infrared transceiver for data communications.
The Dolphin® 7200 with iButton Reader handheld computer integrates the basic
functionality of the Dolphin Batch terminal with iButton™ technology that allows the
terminal to read and write data from and to iButtons. The iButton reader is a function
and feature extension of the Batch terminal.
The Dolphin® 7200 RF terminal integrates the basic functionality of
the Batch terminal with a 2.4GHz RF interface that allows the
terminal to communicate with a host computer via a wireless local
area network (WLAN). There are two options for this terminal: an
802.11b direct sequence spread spectrum radio or a WLIF frequency
hopping spread spectrum radio.
The Dolphin® 7200 RS-232 terminal is identical to the Dolphin 7200 Batch terminal
except that it features a micro-DB9 RS-232 port for serial data input/output and
charging.
The Dolphin® 7200 2D terminal uses IQ Imaging™, a suite of features that offer
increased productivity when reading all major linear, stacked linear (PDF417), and
matrix bar code symbologies, OCR fonts, and performing image capture. It features
the IMAGETEAM ™ 4250 Image Engine, a low power, high-resolution digital image
engine for omni-directional and auto-discrimination reading and decoding.
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C H A P T E R
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G E T T I N G
S T A R T E D
These following options are available for the Dolphin 7200 terminal:
.
Dolphin Batch
Dolphin RF
36-key alphanumeric keypad or 20-key
numeric keypad with shifted alpha
characters
36-key alphanumeric keypad or 20-key
numeric keypad with shifted alpha
characters
Standard High Performance, Long-Range
or High Density scan engines
Standard High Performance, Long-Range
or High Density scan engines
2 MB RAM with 8 MB non-volatile
FLASH memory (expandable to 16 MB
on Dolphin 7200 Batch only)
2 MB RAM with 8 MB non-volatile
FLASH memory
No scan engine (manual entry only)
No scan engine (manual entry only)
iButton reader
Terminal emulation software and keypad
overlays for IBM 3270, IBM 5250 and
DEC VT220 emulation.
Integrated image engine
802.11b direct sequence spread spectrum
radio or WLIF frequency hopping spread
spectrum radio
Micro-DB9 RS-232 serial port
Bar Code Symbologies Supported
The Dolphin 7200 series of terminals supports the following 1D linear codes:
Code 3 of 9, Interleaved 2 of 5, Code 11, MSI, UPC A, UPC EO, UPC EI,
EAN/EAN13, Codabar, Code 128, Code 93, UPC
In addtion, the Dolphin 7200 2D terminal supports the following:
2D codes:
PDF417, microPDF, Maxicode, Datamatrix, Aztec, QR Code, Code 49
Composite codes:
RSS-14, CODABLOCK, AZTEC MESA
OCR codes (Optical Character Recognition):
OCR A and OCR B
Postal Codes:
Postnet and most international 4 state codes, PLANET CODE, BPO 4 STATE,
CANADIAN 4 STATE, DUTCH POSTAL, AUSTRALIAN 4 STATE, JAPANESE
POSTAL
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C H A P T E R
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G E T T I N G
S T A R T E D
Using Dolphin for the First Time
This section will show you how to:
1.
Be sure that you’ve received all items included with your Dolphin order
2.
Charge the battery
3.
Turn the Dolphin on and off
4.
Set the date and time
1 Checking Your Package
If you ordered a Dolphin 7200 Batch, iButton, 2D or RF terminal, inspect the package
to see that the following standard items and accessories (if ordered) are included:
N O T E
Be sure to keep the
original carton and
packaging in the event
that the Dolphin
terminal or Dolphin
HomeBase™ should
need to be returned for
service.
• Dolphin 7200 hand held computer
• Battery (1500 mAh, Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH)
• Dolphin 7200 HomeBase
• AC-DC Power Adapter for Dolphin HomeBase
If you ordered a Dolphin 7200 RS-232 terminal, inspect the package to see that the
following standard items and accessories (if ordered) are included:
• Dolphin 7200 RS-232 hand held computer
• Battery (1500 mAh, Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH)
• Dolphin 7200 RS-232 Communication/Charging Cable
• AC-DC Universal Power Adapter
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C H A P T E R
N O T E
For maximum
battery life, Hand
Held Products
recommends that
you deep-cycle
(service) the battery
twice before initial
use and then, once a
month thereafter.
1
G E T T I N G
S T A R T E D
2 Charging the Battery
CAUTION: Use only 3.6V battery packs provided by Hand Held Products.
The use of any other battery pack in the Dolphin terminal will void your
warranty and may result in damage to the Dolphin terminal or battery.
The terminal’s NiMH battery is not conditioned at the factory and is shipped
discharged of all power and inserted in the Dolphin terminal. For maximum battery
life, Hand Held Products recommends that you deep-cycle the battery twice before
initial use.
WARNING: Although the Dolphin 7200 terminal is received with the battery inserted, it is
NOT ready for charging and/or deep-cycling. Remove the plastic insulator located between the
terminal and battery connectors. Failure to remove the insulator may result in damages to the terminal.
To deep-cycle, insert the battery into the HomeBase auxiliary battery well. Then, push
and hold the Service Aux Batt button for at least four seconds.
You may also use the CycleBat software utility to deep-cycle the battery. This utility is
available for download from the Partners Area of www.handheld.com.
If you have a Dolphin 7200 RS-232 terminal and are using the
communication/charging cable instead of a HomeBase to charge the battery, charge
the terminal for 24 hours before initial use.
After deep cycling the battery, you may charge the battery using one of these methods:
• Place the battery in the auxiliary battery well on the Dolphin HomeBase™.
Time to Charge: 3 hours
• Place the battery in the 10-slot Dolphin multiple battery charger. Time to
Charge: 3 hours
• Install the battery in the Dolphin, place the Dolphin in the HomeBase and
connect the HomeBase to an external power source. Time to Charge: 5 ½
hours
• Plug the micro-DB9 end of the communication/charging cable into Dolphin
7200 RS-232 terminal’s RS-232 port and connect to an external power source.
Time to Charge: 5 ½ hours
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C H A P T E R
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G E T T I N G
S T A R T E D
For help, see the chapter on the Dolphin. To learn more about managing the
terminal’s battery power, see “Maintaining the Dolphin’s Batteries” in Chapter 2.
Inserting the Battery Pack
1. Hold the Dolphin with the front panel (keypad) facing down.
2. Insert the end without the locking tab into the bottom of the battery opening and
snap the battery into place with a hinging motion. The battery case serves as the
back cover of the Dolphin.
Removing the Battery Pack
1. Hold the Dolphin with the front panel (keypad) facing down. Œ
Œ
2. Push the locking tab on the battery pack down and pull the battery out from the
Dolphin terminal with a hinging motion.
Figure 2 Inserting and Removing the Battery
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3 Turning the Dolphin On And Off
Turning On the Dolphin
1.
Install the charged battery pack in the Dolphin.
2.
Hold the Dolphin in the palm of your hand so that you can press the ON/SCAN
key easily with your thumb.
3.
Press the ON/SCAN key to turn the Dolphin on. Your Dolphin will boot up just
like a desktop PC and the title screen for the HHP Demo Application will appear
on the display.
If the title screen does not appear on the display of your Dolphin, the HHP Demo
Application has been removed from your terminal. Therefore, you will see a DOS
prompt on the screen. Example: C:\ or A:\ .
Note: If using the Dolphin for first time or if the terminal has been without a battery pack for more
than 30 minutes and you are now inserting a battery, you may receive a CMOS error when the
terminal boots up. Don’t worry, the terminal is OK. This simply means that the internal back-up
battery needs to be recharged and the date and time need to be reset. To recharge the internal backup
battery and reset the date and time, insert a fully charged battery in the Dolphin and then use the DOS
date and time function to set the correct date and time. The internal back-up battery requires a
minimum of 5 hours of charging time in order to perform and maintain the system as described on page
30.
Turning the Dolphin Off
The Dolphin is never actually turned off. To conserve power, the Dolphin goes into
“sleep mode” when it is inactive for a programmed period of time as defined by your
application. The screen is blank when the Dolphin is in “sleep mode.”
4 Setting the Date and Time
Use the DOS date and time function to set the correct date and time for your Dolphin
terminal.
To set the date on an alphanumeric Dolphin:
1.
Enter <DATE> at the Dolphin’s DOS prompt.
2.
Press NUM LOCK to put the Dolphin in numeric mode.
3.
Enter the new date <mm-dd-yyyy>.
4.
Press <ENTER>.
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To set the date on a numeric Dolphin:
1.
Press <SHIFT> to put the Dolphin in alpha mode.
2.
Enter <DATE> at the Dolphin’s DOS prompt. See the section called Using the
Numeric Keypad in Chapter 2 for more information.
3.
Press <SHIFT> to put the Dolphin back in numeric mode.
4.
Enter the new date <mm-dd-yy>.
5.
Press <ENTER>.
To enter the new time, enter <TIME> at the Dolphin’s DOS prompt instead of
<DATE> and follow the directions for the Dolphin model you are using.
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CPU
The Dolphin’s computing power is provided by a highly integrated AMD ELAN
SC310 386SX 33 MHz microprocessor.
Disk Drives
The Dolphin contains two disk drives that provide storage for system files,
applications, and data. A third drive is also present if you purchase the FLASH
expansion option.
N O T E
Drive C is an image of
the A drive and not a
physical drive.
Drive A
Drive A contains a 120K executable FLASH EEPROM to store system utilities and to
initialize the boot process. This drive is read-only and is not usable by the
developer/end-user.
Drive C
Drive C is an 8MB FLASH virtual hard drive used for program and data storage.
Drive D
If you add the expanded memory module to your Dolphin Batch terminal, it will
appear as Drive D. Eight (8)MB of additional FLASH memory can be added via the
FLASH expansion module. Note: This option is only available for the Dolphin batch and
Dolphn iButton terminals.
Front Panel Physical Features
This section describes features on the Dolphin’s front panel. The alphanumeric and
numeric Dolphins have identical back panels.
Light Emitting Diodes (LED)
The red LED located at the upper right corner of the LCD display is labeled ‘SCAN’.
This LED illuminates when the user presses the ON/KEY key and activates the scan
engine.
The green LED located at the upper left corner of the LCD display is labeled
‘DECODE.’ This LED illuminates when the bar code software successfully decodes a
bar code. Both LEDs are software programmable.
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Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
The alphanumeric, scrollable LCD consists of nine rows with 20 character positions
per row and 119 x 73 graphics pixels, which are software addressable. The
electroluminescent backlight allows you to view the display in low light conditions. To
conserve power, the backlight is automatically turned off after 30 seconds. The on/off
function and contrast is software programmable.
Note: The ninth row is used for system icons and application-defined icons.
Speaker
The Dolphin Batch terminal’s internal speaker emits a sound level of 80dB at 10 cm.
The sound level for the Dolphin RF terminal’s external speaker is 90dB at 10 cm.
RF Antenna
The Dolphin RF terminal’s 1.36 inch (34.5 mm) antenna is a unity gain, helicallyloaded, monopole antenna.
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Using the Alphanumeric Keypad
The Dolphin’s alphanumeric, splash-resistant keypad has 36 epoxy coated keys. The
keyboard’s yellow background enhances the readability of the numeric and special
character keys.
The Dolphin’s ON/SCAN key “wakes” the
terminal from sleep mode. Its position also
allows convenient one-handed bar code
scanning.
The SHIFT key
toggles the Dolphin
from alpha to
numeric mode and
back and, in
combination with
other keys, allows
you to enter special
characters.
The F1, F2, F3 and
F4 keys are userdefinable function
keys and may be
programmed for a
variety of functions.
The ENTER key
confirms data
entry.
The BKSP key moves you
to move the cursor back
one space each time the
key is pressed.
The LIGHT key
toggles the LCD
backlight on
and off.
The NUM LOCK
key toggles between
the alphabetic and
numeric modes.
Figure 3 Dolphin Alphanumeric Keypad
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Key Combinations For Keypad Functions and Special
Characters
Use the key combinations listed below to access certain keypad functions or to use
special characters that are not defined on the Dolphin keypad.
Key Combination
Function/Special
Character
ESC (SHIFT + BKSP)
The ESC function
performs a cancel action.
The SPC function
moves the cursor
forward one space at a
time.
The CLR function erases
the line of data just
entered, if the ENTER
key has not yet been
pressed.
SPC (SHIFT + U)
CLR (SHIFT + A)
SHIFT + F
#
SHIFT + K
@
SHIFT + P
&
SHIFT + V
$
SHIFT + W
%
SHIFT + X
!
SHIFT + Y
\
SHIFT + Z
:
SHIFT + E
*
/
SHIFT + J
SHIFT + LIGHT
Changes Contrast
Figure 4 Key Combinations for Alphanumeric Keypad
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Using the Numeric Keypad
The Dolphin’s numeric, splash-resistant keypad has 20 epoxy coated keys. The large,
amber-color keys are large, easy-to-read, and comfortably spaced to help prevent errors
in data entry. Digits can be entered without using the shift key.
Though designed primarily for numeric data entry, you can use the SHIFT key to
switch between numeric and alpha modes or to use special characters.
The Dolphin’s
ON/SCAN key
“wakes” the
terminal from sleep
mode. Its position
also allows
convenient onehanded bar code
scanning.
The F1, F2, F3 and
F4 keys are userdefinable function
keys. These keys
may be
programmed for a
variety of functions.
The SHIFT key
toggles the Dolphin
from numeric to
alpha mode and
back. You can also
enter special
characters.
The ENTER key
confirms data
entry.
The BKSP key
moves the cursor
back one space each
time the key is
pressed.
The SP key moves
the cursor forward
one space at a time.
Figure 5 Dolphin Numeric Keypad
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Key Combinations For Keypad Functions and Special
Characters
Key Combination
Function
ESC (SHIFT + BKSP)
The ESC function performs a cancel
action.
LIGHT (SHIFT + SP)
This action toggles the LCD backlight
on and off. Press the SHIFT key to
put the Dolphin in alpha mode and
press the SP key once.
CONTR (SHIFT + SP+SP)
The CONTR function adjusts the
LCD contrast. Press the SHIFT key
to put the Dolphin in alpha mode and
press the SP key twice. Use the F1
and F2 keys to adjust the contrast up
or down. When finished, press the
BKSP key.
CALC
This function is undefined. However,
it can be programmed by a custom
application to load a calculator utility.
Figure 6 Key Combinations and What They Do
Numeric Keypad
Entering Alpha and Special Characters
1.
Press the SHIFT key to switch the numeric keypad to alpha mode. This is
indicated by the <ABC> symbol indicated on the LCD. Each numeric key, as
well as the “.” Key has three letters or symbols listed beside it.
2.
To display the first letter or symbol next to a key, press the numeric key once.
3.
To display the second letter/symbol, press the key next to the desired
letter/symbol twice within one second.
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To display the third letter/symbol, press the key next to the desired letter/symbol
three times within one second.
For example, to enter a letter “G” into the Dolphin terminal, press the SHIFT key to
put the Dolphin in alpha mode. Press the “9” key once and the letter “G” will be
entered.
To enter a “T” into the Dolphin terminal, press the SHIFT key to put the Dolphin in
alpha mode. Press the “1” key twice and the letter “T” will be entered.
Display Symbols
Here is a list of the symbols that can appear on the LCD display of your Dolphin and
their meanings.
Battery Charge
Battery charging symbol blinks while main battery in the Dolphin
terminal is charging in the Dolphin 7200 HomeBase. Located in
lower left-hand corner of the LCD.
N O T E
The battery charge
level symbol is only
an estimate of the
remaining battery
life.
Battery charging symbol blinks while the main battery in the Dolphin
terminal is discharging when using the battery deep-cycling utility
program
Battery charging symbol shown above switches from a blinking arrow
to a blinking check when the unit has completed charging in the
HomeBase.
Indicates charge level of the Dolphin terminal’s main battery when
the terminal is in use. The charge symbol decreases in size as the
charge level drops. Located in lower left-hand corner of the LCD.
When this symbol is blinking, the battery’s charge is critically low and you should
recharge it as soon as possible.
For information on battery capacity and charging, see the section on Maintaining the
Dolphin’s Batteries later in this chapter.
Keyboard Mode
These symbols indicate which mode is operational on the keyboard and are located
next to the battery charge indicator. Use the SHIFT key to toggle between numeric to
alpha mode on Dolphin.
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Alpha mode -- alphabetic characters are active
Numeric mode -- numeric characters are active
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Back Panel Features
This section describes features on the Dolphin’s back panel. The alphanumeric and
numeric Dolphins have identical back panels.
Laser/Image
EngineWindow
Micro-DB9 RS-232
(Dolphin 7200 RS232) or Lanyard
Eyelet
(not available on
Dolphin RF or
Dolphin 2D)
Battery Well
Reset Switch
Battery Charging
Contacts
Infrared
Communications
Port
Figure 7 Dolphin Back Panel
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Laser Engine
The Dolphin 7200 is currently available with four scanning options:
•
•
•
•
Standard range
Long range
High density scanning
No scan engine
The laser engine converts reflected light into a digital pattern that represents the bar
code data. A clear window covers the laser engine to protect it from dust and dirt.
Image Engine
The Dolphin 7200 2D terminal is available with the following imaging options:
•
•
•
Standard image engine: scans 2 to 9 in. (5 to 23 cm)
High-Density: scans 2 to 4 in. (5 to 12 cm)
LX image engine: scans 2 to 15 in. (5 to 38 cm) on low density bar codes
Lanyard Eyelet for Optional Wrist Strap
N O T E
Under normal
circumstances, you
should never need to
reset your Dolphin
terminal.
This feature allows a strap to be attached to the Dolphin terminal so that it can be
conveniently secured around the wrist or hooked on to a belt. Not available on the
Dolphin 7200 RF, the Dolphin 7200 2D or the Dolphin
7200 RS-232 terminals.
Battery Well
The Battery Well is a recessed area on the back of the
Dolphin that holds the 3.6V battery pack.
Reset Switch
The Reset Switch is located inside the Dolphin terminal and is accessible through a
small opening within the battery well. To reset the Dolphin, remove the label covering
the opening and press the reset switch with a small blunt object such as a paper clip.
Infrared Communications Port
The Infrared Communications Port allows the Dolphin to communicate through the
Dolphin HomeBase to a host serial device.
Battery Charging Contacts
When the Dolphin is placed in the main well of the Dolphin HomeBase, the
Dolphin’s battery pack is charged through these contacts.
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Maintaining the Dolphin’s Batteries
CAUTION: Use only the 3.6V battery packs provided by Hand Held Products.
The use of any other battery pack in the Dolphin 7200 terminal will void your
warranty and may result in damage to the Dolphin terminal or battery.
There are two batteries in the Dolphin:
Internal NiMH Backup Battery
N O T E
Never insert the
Dolphin into the
HomeBase without the
NiMH main battery pack
inserted.
Located inside the Dolphin, this battery backs up the RAM and clock when the NiMH
main battery is discharged or removed from the terminal.
NiMH Battery Pack
The battery pack is the primary power source for operating the Dolphin.
Internal NiMH Backup Battery
The Dolphin’s internal backup battery prevents the terminal from being reset if you
need to remove and replace the main battery pack. The battery retains RAM data and
allows the real-time clock to remain operational for up to 30 minutes when the battery
pack is removed. If the internal back-up battery becomes discharged of power, it
requires a minimum of 5 hours of charging time in order to perform and maintain the
system as described above.
The internal backup battery is charged by the Dolphin’s main battery pack. If the
terminal is left without the main battery pack for more than 30 minutes, the internal
backup battery needs to be recharged.
Note: Data and programs on Drives C and D remain safe even if the internal backup battery fails.
However, you must reset the real-time clock using the DOS Time and Date function.
N O T E
Return the Dolphin to
an authorized service
center when the
internal battery needs
to be replaced.
Follow these guidelines to maximize the life of the Dolphin’s backup battery:
• Keep a charged NiMH battery pack in the Dolphin. The internal battery
will prematurely discharge if there is not at least a partially charged battery
in the terminal.
• Put the Dolphin in the HomeBase when the terminal is not in use.
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NiMH Battery Pack
The 3.6V, 1500 mAh Nickel-Metal-Hydride (NiMH) battery pack is the
primary power source for the Dolphin. Other Nickel-Metal-Hydride
batteries may be approved by Hand Held Products, Inc. to work with your
Dolphin. Contact Hand Held for more information.
N O T E
Keep a charged
battery pack in the
Dolphin at all times to
conserve the internal
back-up battery.
The 1500 mAh NiMH battery is designed to operate in temperature range
of –10 to 50 °C (14 to 122° F). For maximum performance, charge the batteries
between 10 and 35 °C (50 and 95° F).
WARNING: Although the Dolphin 7200 terminal is received with the battery inserted, it is
NOT ready for charging and/or deep-cycling. Remove the plastic insulator located between the
terminal and battery connectors. Failure to remove the insulator may result in damages to the terminal.
Performance specifications for a fully charged 1500 mAh NiMH battery (using power
management function calls within application):
Up to 20 hours of usage in a Dolphin Batch terminal with a full battery charge
Up to 10 hours of usage in a Dolphin RF terminal with a full battery charge
Up to 20 hours of usage in a Dolphin 2D terminal with a full battery charge
N O T E
For maximum battery
life, Hand Held
Products recommends
that you deep-cycle
(service) the battery
twice before initial use
and then, once a month
thereafter.
Keep a charged battery pack in the Dolphin at all times to conserve the internal backup battery. When you remove a battery pack, insert another battery pack in the
Dolphin. The internal battery will prematurely discharge if there is not at least a
partially charged battery in the terminal.
Servicing the Battery Pack
For maximum battery life, Hand Held Products recommends that you deep-cycle the
battery twice before initial use. It is also recommended that you service, or calibrate
the battery once per month. To deep cycle, insert the battery into the HomeBase
auxiliary battery well. Then, push and hold the Service Aux Batt button for at least 4
seconds. For more information, see the section on the Service Aux Batt feature of the
HomeBase in Chapter 7.
You may also deep cycle the battery using the CycleBat battery utility conditioning
software which is available from the Partners area of the Hand Held Products website,
www.handheld.com. More information on this utility is available from the help file that
comes with the software.
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Charging the Battery Pack
You can recharge an individual battery pack using the auxiliary battery well of the
Dolphin HomeBase, or the Dolphin 10-Slot Multiple Battery Charger. Both
accessories use a charging method that senses when the battery
pack is fully charged and then drops to a trickle charge to keep
the battery pack at full capacity.
For more details, see the section on Charging Batteries in the
HomeBase in Chapter 7.
Storing Batteries
To maintain top performance from batteries, follow the guidelines below when storing
them:
•
Avoid storing batteries outside of the specified range of -4 to 104° F
(-20 to 40°C) or in extremely high humidity.
•
For prolonged storage, do not keep batteries stored in the terminal.
•
During long-term storage, battery deactivation may tend to occur which
may cause charging to stop early during recharging after storage.
Charging and discharging the battery several times can handle this issue.
Also, the first charging after prolonged storage may yield a lower than
normal capacity. While this will vary depending on the storage
conditions, charging and discharging the battery several times will
almost completely restore capacity.
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About the Dolphin 7200 RF Handheld Computer
The Dolphin 7200 RF® terminal integrates the basic functionality of the Batch terminal
with an 802.11b or a WLIF™ interface that allows the terminal to communicate with a
host computer via a wireless local area network (WLAN). Both radio options operate
in the 2.4 GHz frequency band. Terminal emulation software and keypad overlays for
IBM 3270, IBM 5250 and DEC VT100/220 emulation are available for both radio
options. The terminal’s DOS compatible 386 microprocessor is easy to program and
developers can create wireless applications linked to a host PC, using RF Simplicity®
and MS Visual Basic™.
Refer to Chapters 1 and 2 in this manual for more on basic operation of the Dolphin
terminal and accessories available.
802.11b-Compliant Dolphin 7200 RF Terminal
The 802.11b-compliant Dolphin 7200 RF incorporates a Cisco® 802.11b Micro-ISA
radio. The radio uses direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) technology, which
spreads its signal continuously over a wide frequency band, and provides an Ethernetlike data rate of up to 11 megabits per second. The radio may also provide up to 128bit Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) encryption. WEP is used to encrypt and decrypt
data signals transmitted between Wireless LAN (WLAN) devices. It is an optional
security encryption mechanism defined within the 802.11 standard that makes a
wireless LAN link as secure as a traditional wired link. The optional WEP security
mechanism is available with 128-bit or 40-bit encryption.
Dolphin 7200 RF is interoperable with other 802.11b compliant products to allow
network expansion as needed. It can be connected to other devices, such as printers
and PCs via PC-card adapters.
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Configuring Your 802.11b- Compliant Dolphin 7200
RF Terminal
The Dolphin 7200 RF Utilities program provides basic functions required to prepare
your terminals for use. The program also includes a Scan Demo, Help, and an
Inventory Control demo.
When you cold-boot or reset the terminal, the title screen shown below appears. Press
the <ENTER> key to continue.
Dolphin 7200 RF Title Screen
Main Menu
The Dolphin 7200 RF Main Menu shown appears after the title screen:
Dolphin 7200 RF Main Menu
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F1-Scan
F1-Scan Menu
This option demonstrates how the Dolphin 7200 RF terminal scans bar codes. Press
F1 to configure the terminal to read linear barcodes. Follow the directions on the
screen to set-up which bar codes you want the terminal to read. Once the terminal is
configured, press <ESC> and then the <ON/SCAN> Button to scan a bar code.
F2-Help
F2-Help Menu
This option is an online help file with general information about using the Dolphin
7200 RF terminal, battery maintenance, contacting Hand Held Products, specifications
and navigating through the help file.
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F3-HHP Demo
F3-HHP Demo
The HHP Demo is a sample inventory control program.
F4-Utilities Menu
F4-Utility Menu
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F1-COM Menu
F1-COM Menu
Use this menu to send and receive files when transmitting data via HomeBase or
VehicleBase to the local area network. Press <F1> to send a file. Press <F2> to
receive a file. For more information on sending or receiving files with the Dolphin
7200 HomeBase, see the section on Setting Up For Communications in Chapter 7. See
Chapter 8 for more information on communications with the Dolphin 7200 Compact
HomeBase.
F2-System Menu
F2-System Menu
This option allows you to view system information such as version and serial numbers
about specific Dolphin 7200 RF terminals. You may also enable or disable the reboot
setting and turn the display status line on or off.
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F3-DOS Prompt
Press <F3> to exit to the DOS prompt.
F4-RF Menu
Press <F4> and the menu below will appear. Use options from this menu to
configure the Dolphin 7200 RF for use in your wireless local area network.
F4-RF Menu
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F1 RF Setup
To configure the terminal for use in a local area network, press <F1> and enter the
data for each of the options on the screen shown below:
RF Setup Menu
You cannot change the MAC address on the Dolphin terminal. Each terminal has its
own unique factory-set MAC address. The MAC address is a standardized data link
layer address that is required for every port or device that connects to a LAN. Other
devices in the network use this address to locate specific ports in the network and to
create and update routing tables and data structures.
N O T E
The SSID and Subnet
Mask on the Dolphin
terminal must match the
settings on the access
point.
F1 SET SSID
Press <F1> to set the SSID. This value is case sensitive. Enter a value for the SSID
option and press <ENTER>. Once the SSID is written, the Dolphin 7200 RF
terminal must be reset to activate the new SSID.
The SSID (Service Set Identifier) is a unique, case-sensitive identifier that is attached to
selected packets sent out over the radio network. Nodes associating to the access point
must use the same SSID or their association requests will be ignored. The SSID can
have up to 32 characters.
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F2 SET NODE
N O T E
Reset the Dolphin
terminal by pressing
and releasing the
<SHIFT>,
<ON/SCAN>
and <BKSP> keys.
All three keys must be
held down and released
at the same time.
Press F2 to set a system name for the Dolphin 7200 RF terminal. Enter a value for the
NODE option and press <ENTER>. Once the NODE is written, the Dolphin 7200
RF terminal must be reset to activate the new NODE. The name should describe the
location or principal users of the Access Point.
F3 R/W IP ADDRESS
Press F3 to enter the IP address. Enter a value for the IP Address option and press
<ENTER>. Once the IP Address is written, the Dolphin 7200 RF terminal must be
reset to activate the new IP Address.
The IP address is a 32-bit address assigned to hosts using TCP/IP. An IP address
belongs to one of five classes (A, B, C, D, or E) and is written as four octets separated
by periods (dotted decimal format). Each address consists of a network number, an
optional sub network number, and a host number.
N O T E
The Dolphin need not
be reset after each
configuration change,
but can be done once
all configurations
changes have been
made.
F4 R/W SUBNET MASK
Press F4 to enter the Subnet Mask. Enter a value for the Subnet Mask option and
press <ENTER>. Once the Subnet Mask Address is written, the Dolphin 7200 RF
terminal must be reset to activate the new Subnet Mask.
The Subnet Mask is the portion of an IP address that is specified as the sub network by
the subnet mask.
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Setting WEP Modes And Keys On The 802.11b Radio Card
This section describes how to set WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) modes and keys on
the Cisco® 802.11b radio card.
WEP is used to encrypt and decrypt data signals transmitted between Wireless LAN
(WLAN) devices. WEP is an optional IEEE 802.11 feature used to provide data
confidentiality that is equivalent to the confidentiality of a wired LAN that does not
employ crypto techniques to enhance privacy. WEP makes a wireless LAN link as
secure as a wired link.
The wep.bat utility is used to set WEP modes and keys for the Cisco® 802.11b radio
card. The wep.bat file uses three files:
wepdos.exe – an executable file that configures WEP values for the Cisco radio
keys.exe – an executable file that calls the functions for setting WEP values
cscpkt.ini – a configuration file for the Cisco radio
All four files are located in the Dolphin c:\rf directory that is part of the
stackcsc.exe file.
If the user will be setting WEP keys using the batch mode, the user must create a
keys.txt file using a text editor such as Notepad and then copy it to the c:\rf directory.
This file will contain the encryption keys used when operating in WEP mode. For
obvious security reasons, this file will be automatically deleted upon running the
wep.bat utility. HHP recommends that you verify that the keys.txt file has been
deleted.
Refer to the Cisco documentation for complete descriptions of the various WEP
modes. The current radio card may not support some modes.
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Running the WEP.BAT Utility
This section describes usage and command line options for the WEP.BAT utility.
N O T E
Reset the Dolphin terminal
by pressing and releasing the
<SHIFT>, <ON/SCAN>
and <BKSP> keys.
All three keys must be held
down and released
at the same time.
Note: The WEP.BAT file must be run with the radio driver NOT loaded. Reboot the
Dolphin 7200 RF terminal with the ON/SCAN key depressed so that the driver will
not load.
WEP [BATCH] [HEX] [ASCII] [STATUS] [SELECTKEY#] [CLEARKEY#]
[OPEN] [WEPSHARED] [WEPOPEN]
WEP OPTIONS
BATCH
Sets radio WEP keys using the file keys.txt .
HEX
Sets radio WEP keys using a hex string
entered via the keyboard.
ASCII
Sets radio WEP keys using ASCII characters
entered via the keyboard.
STATUS
Displays encryption level and key lengths.
SELECTKEY #
Selects operating key used during operation
with access point.
CLEARKEY #
Clears operating key.
OPEN
Disables WEP operation even if keys have
been set (no encryption) .
WEPSHARED
Sets WEP mode to WEPSHARED. In this
mode, the Access Point sends a plain-text,
shared-key query to any device attempting
to communicate with the Access Point.
WEPOPEN (default)
Sets WEP mode to WEPOPEN which
allows any device, regardless of its WEP
settings, to authenticate and then attempt to
communicate with the Access Point.
Example 1: To configure WEP using the batch mode, create the keys.txt file
using a text editor as shown:
Sample ASCII keys.txt file for 40-bit encryption where x is the key code:
ASCII
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xxxxx
xxxxx
xxxxx
xxxxx
Sample HEX keys.txt file for 128-bit encryption where x is the key code:
HEX
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
After creating the keys.txt file, copy it to the c:\rf directory and enter:
C:>\WEP BATCH
Result: The WEPOPEN operating mode is automatically set (the WEP mode can be
changed using commands shown later in this document). One of the following
messages will display on the terminal:
Need keys.exe and keys.txt
(if both files are not present)
or
Error(s): Retry
(if error occurred writing to radio card)
or
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Example 2: To set the WEP keys using an ASCII character string via the
Dolphin terminal keyboard, enter
C:\> WEP ASCII 11111 X 33333 X
There are four WEP keys to set. To skip a key code, enter <X> for each blank entry.
In the example above, only keys 1 and 3 have a value; 2 and 4 have no value. An
ASCII character string of 5 characters sets 40-bit encryption and 13 characters sets
128-bit encryption on the terminal.
Result: This will set key1 to 11111 and key3 to 33333. Keys 2 and 4 are not set. 40 bit
WEP will be used. The terminal will display one of the following screens:
Error(s): Retry
(if an error occurred writing to radio card)
or
Done
(if keys successfully set)
Example 3: To configure WEP using a HEX string via the Dolphin terminal
keyboard, enter:
C:\> WEP HEX 11111111111111111111111111
X
X X
There are four WEP keys to set. To skip a key code, enter <X> for each blank entry.
In the example above, only key 1 has a value; 2, 3 and 4 have no value. A HEX string
of 10 characters sets 40-bit encryption and 26 characters sets 128-bit encryption.
Result: Sets key1 to 11111111111111111111111111. Keys 2, 3 and 4 are not set. 128
bit WEP will be used. The terminal will display one of the following screens:
Error(s): Retry
(if error occurred writing to radio card)
or
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Example 4: To display the radio’s WEP settings, enter
C:\>WEP STATUS
Result: The terminal will displays the settings as shown below:
WEP128 encryption
Key 1 Len:13
Key 2 Len:13
Key 3 Len:13
Key 4 Len:13
key index is 1
(i.e. the active key)
Note: The first line indicates the capability of the radio; not the encryption level.
Example 5: To select the key to be used during operation with the access point,
enter
C:\>WEP SELECTKEY 2
Result: The terminal will display the following:
Setting transmit key index to 2.
Key2 Selected.
Example 6: To clear the active key, enter
C:\>WEP CLEARKEY 2
Result: The terminal will display the following:
Clearing DefaultKey
Key2 Cleared.
2.
Example 7: To enable the WEP WEPSHARED mode, enter
C:\>WEP
WEPSHARED
Result: Sets the AuthType parameter in the cscpkt.ini file to “WEPSHARED”. The
terminal will displays the following:
WEP mode WEPSHARED
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WLIF™-Compliant Dolphin 7200 RF Terminal
The WLIF-compliant Dolphin 7200 RF™ terminal incorporates a high performance
radio that uses frequency hopping spread spectrum technology compliant to the
Proxim ® WLI Forum/OpenAir™ specification. The radio operates at a data rate of
up to 1.6 megabits per second, with 15 independent channels available.
Frequency hopping technology is inherently secure in that the signal hops among a
variety of frequencies and, at any instant in time, the signal is broadcast on only one
frequency. The transmission remains on each frequency for only a short period (up to
0.4 second) before moving to the next frequency.
Dolphin 7200 RF is interoperable with all WLIF-compliant products to allow network
expansion as needed. It can be connected to other devices, such as printers and PCs
via PC-card adapters.
Configuring Your WLIF-Compliant Dolphin 7200 RF Terminal
The Dolphin 7200 RF Utilities program provides basic functions required to prepare
your terminals for use. The F1 Scan Demo, F2 Help, and F3 HHP Demo programs
on the main menu shown below function the same as they do for the 802.11bcompliant Dolphin 7200 RF unit. For more information, refer to the section on the
main menu for the 802.11b terminal.
Dolphin 7200 RF Main Menu
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F4 Utilities Menu
Press <F4>, the following screen will appear:
F4-Utility Menu
The F1, F2 and F3 functions on the Utility menu for WLIF-compliant terminals are
the same as the 802.11b-compliant terminals. For more information, refer to the
section on the Utility Menu in the configuring 802.11b terminals section.
F4 RF Menu
Press <F4> and the menu shown below will appear:
F4-RF Menu
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F1 RF Setup
To configure the terminal for use in a local area network, press <F1> and enter the
data for each of the options on the screen shown below.
F1-RF Setup
F1 SET SECURITY ID
N O T E
Reset the Dolphin
terminal by pressing
and releasing the
<SHIFT>,
<ON/SCAN>
and <BKSP> keys.
All three keys must be
held down and released
at the same time.
N O T E
The Dolphin need
not be reset after
each configuration
change, but can be
done once all
configurations
changes have been
made.
Press <F1> to set the Security ID. Enter a value for the Security ID option and press
<ENTER>.
The Security ID is a unique, 20 character alphanumeric string defined and configured
by the user. It must be identically configured in every radio intended to communicate
with others in the same network.
F2 R/W RADIO DOMAIN
Press <F2> to enter the Radio Domain. Once the Radio Domain is written, the
Dolphin 7200 RF terminal must be reset to activate the new Radio Domain.
The Domain is the area within a LAN that defines a region administered by an
access point. It is a software filter that does not affect the actual radio frequency
or the frequency hopping sequence. The Domain is a number between 0 and
15. It is the equivalent of a wireless subnet.
F3 R/W IP ADDRESS
Press <F3> to enter the IP address. Once the IP Address is written, the Dolphin 7200
RF terminal must be reset to activate the new IP Address.
The IP address is a 32-bit address assigned to hosts using TCP/IP. An IP address
belongs to one of five classes (A, B, C, D, or E) and is written as four octets separated
N O T E
The Security ID, Radio
Domain and Subnet Mask
on the Dolphin terminal
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by periods (dotted decimal format). Each address consists of a network number, an
optional sub network number, and a host number.
F4 R/W SUBNET MASK
Press <F4> to enter the Subnet Mask. Once the Subnet Mask is written, the Dolphin
7200 RF terminal must be reset to activate the new Subnet Mask.
The Subnet Mask is the portion of an IP address that is specified as the sub network by
the subnet mask.
Dolphin 7200 RF Peripherals
Peripherals for building wireless networks using Dolphin 7200 RF terminals include
PC cards, access points, and antennas. Peripherals available for 802.11b Direct
Sequence radio networks are Wi-Fi™ certified; peripherals for Frequency Hopping
radio networks are OpenAir® compliant.
PC Cards
PC cards provide devices such has laptop and desktop computers with wireless
connectivity to the RF network.
Access Points
Access Points link a wired network to a wireless Dolphin 7200 RF handheld computer
network.
There are a wide range of mounting brackets and antenna cabling options available to
provide wireless coverage for a customer’s entire facility. Access points can be easily
configured and managed from a server or using a web browser or telnet session.
See your Access Point user’s guide for more information.
Antennas
Various antenna options are available to extend the range of access points in your
802.11b or WLIF wireless network. Antennas available include:
•
•
•
Omnidirectional
Patch
Yagi
Host Connectivity
Hand Held Products offers several host connectivity options for Dolphin 7200 RF
wireless LAN solutions. Direct Connect TN Client software is a thick-client solution
that connects Dolphin 7200 RF™ computers directly to host applications via TN3270,
TN5250 or TNVT terminal emulation using industry-standard TCP/IP protocol.
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Another option is a three-tier client server solution, or thin-client implementation, for
3270, 5250 and VT100/220 terminal emulation that uses a Universal Gateway. The
Gateway establishes communication to a host such as an AS400 and maintains
communication to both the Dolphin 7200 RF terminal and the host.
Thick-Client Terminal Emulation
PowerNet TN Client (telnet client) software allows the Dolphin 7200 RF terminal to
communicate directly with applications running on AS/400, ES/9000, HP/6000 or
other hosts connected to an Ethernet backbone and that support TCP/IP. The
TNVT, TN3270, and TN5250 emulations use TCP/IP to communicate from the
Dolphin 7200 RF™ terminal through the access point to the host. There is no
network controller or server.
Host
Access Point
Dolphin RF™
AS 400
ES/9000
RS/8000
HP9000
Ethernet
Telnet VT220, TN3270, or TN5250 Terminal Emulation with Direct Connect TN Client
For more information on thick-client terminal emulation, see the PowerNet TN for
Dolphin 7200 RF User’s Guide.
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Thin-Client Terminal Emulation
Hand Held Products’ thin-client terminal emulation solution uses a Universal Gateway
to provide host connectivity. The Universal Gateway connects to the hosts such as
AS/400, ES/9000 and HP/6000 via Ethernet and communicates to the application via
Ethernet for 3270, 5250 or telnet for DEC VT220 terminal emulation environments.
Host
Universal Gateway
Controller
Access Point
Dolphin RF™
v.23/v.35
AS400
ES/9000
RS/8000
HP9000
Ethernet
3270 or 5250 Terminal Emulation
Host
Universal Gateway
Controller
Access Point
Dolphin RF™
AS 400
ES/9000
RS/8000
HP9000
Ethernet
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Terminal Emulation Keyboard Overlays
There are host-specific keyboard overlays supporting all necessary program keys,
character sets, and control and display functions.
Alphanumeric 3270
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Chapter 4 Dolphin® 7200 with
iButton Reader Handheld
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Describes the iButton reader and how to use it.
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About Dolphin with iButton Reader Handheld
Computer
The Dolphin with iButton Reader handheld computer integrates the basic functionality
of the Dolphin Batch terminal with iButton™ technology that allows the terminal to
read and write data from and to iButtons.
The iButton reader is a function and feature extension of the Batch terminal. Like the
batch versions, Dolphin iB can be equipped with up to 8 Mb of flash memory and will
support all scan engine versions available for the Dolphin platform. Refer to Chapters
1 and 2 in this manual for more on basic operation of the Dolphin terminal and
accessories available.
What is an iButton?
iButton technology was developed by Dallas Semiconductor. The iButton is a 16mm
computer chip housed in a stainless steel can. The iButton can be worn by a person or
attached to an object for up-to-date information at the point of use.
There are a variety of buttons with different features. Each starts with a guaranteedunique registration number engraved in the silicon. Some buttons add computer
memory to store typed text; information can be updated as often as needed with a
simple, momentary contact.
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Working with iButtons
In order to communicate with an iButton, the Dolphin iButton reader must make
proper contact with the iButton during the time frame of the communication session.
Intermittent contact can result in slow data communication or the need for reattempts.
iButton Reader
To transfer data between iButtons and Dolphin iButton reader:
Make sure that both the iButton and the iButton reader are clean and dry.
Touch the iButton reader against the iButton you want to communicate with. The
reader and the iButton must have full surface-to-surface contact for data transfer to be
completed.
Keep the iButton reader touched against the iButton until the application generates a
beep or displays a message on the Dolphin’s screen indicating the data transfer is
completed.
IButtons supported by Dolphin with iButton Reader
The types of iButtons that Dolphin iButton reader may read and write data to depends
on the software development tools used.
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Read/write iButton types that Dolphin iButton reader can read/write to include:
•
DS 197X range
EEPROM Devices
•
DS 199X range
NVRAM devices (with the exception of
DS1990A, which is read only)
•
DS 1954
Crypto iButton
•
DS 1963
Monetary iButton
•
DS 1921
Thermochron iButton
Compatible read-only iButton types that Dolphin iButton reader can read include:
•
DS 1990A
Serial number iButton
•
DS 1920
Temperature iButton
Compatible read/write iButtons that the Dolphin iButton reader can read include:
•
DS 198X
EPROM devices
Developing Applications with Dolphin with iButton
Reader
Hand Held Products has a Software Developer’s Kit (SDK) that includes the
following:
1.
API for iButton functions that support the most commonly used iButton types
and concern file handling and data manipulation of iButton specific features. May
be used in conjunction with Dolphin Development System.
2.
Demo software and source code examples
Note: In addition, developers need the MicroSoft C/C++ or Borland C/C++ compiler.
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About Dolphin 7200 RS-232 Hand Held Computer
The Dolphin® 7200 hand held computer with a Micro-DB9 RS-232 port is a compact,
high performance data collection terminal with standard connectivity at a low cost.
Capable of reading all popular linear barcodes, the Dolphin 7200 terminal fits into an
array of environments.
Through the terminal’s micro-DB9 RS-232 port, the Dolphin 7200 can be connected
to a host computer to send and receive data. The terminal’s battery can be recharged
through the RS-232 port using the Dolphin 7200 communication/charging cable and a
power adapter or the Dolphin HomeBase™ charging/communications cradle.
The Dolphin 7200 can connect to self-powered, RS-232-compliant peripherals, such as
external modems and printers, GPS receivers, electronic scales, and various input
devices via the micro-DB9 RS-232 port. Wireless IrDA connectivity remains available,
allowing users to connect with IrDA-compliant printers through the IR port.
You can make your own cables by following the pin configuration in the chart below.
The pin-out configuration is as follows:
Pin #
Signal
Description
Direction
1
VCHG
9V charging voltage
Input
2
TXD
Transmit Data
Output
3
RXD
Receive Data
Input
4
DSR
Data Set Ready
Input; looped to
Pin 6
5
GND
Ground
6
DTR
Data Terminal Ready
Output; looped to
Pin 4
7
CTS
Clear To Send
Input
8
RTS
Request To Send
Output
9
/
No Connect
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Charging The Battery Through The RS-232 Port
Before initial use, the Dolphin 7200 RS-232 terminal should be charged for 24 hours.
Follow these steps to charge the Dolphin 7200 RS-232 terminal using the RS-232 port:
1.
Plug the adapter into electrical outlet.
2.
Insert a battery pack into the battery well of the terminal.
3.
Insert the micro-DB-9 RS-232 connector on the communication/charging
cable into the micro-DB-9 port on the back of the Dolphin 7200 RS-232
terminal.
4.
Connect the Universal Power Charging Adapter (Part #PS9U-11) into the
adapter end of the communication/charging cable. Note: The charging
adapter is a regulated 9V power supply and, due to the different connector, cannot be
used with the HomeBase.
For more on maintaining the batteries, see the section on Maintaining Batteries in
Chapter 2.
Sending and Receiving Data
The Dolphin 7200 RS-232 terminal can be connected to a host computer to send and
receive data via the micro-DB9 RS-232 port using the YX.EXE Utility or the Dolphin
File Transfer Program.
Follow these steps to set up the terminal for sending and receiving data:
1.
Insert a battery pack into the battery well of the terminal.
2.
Insert the micro-DB-9 RS-232 connector to the Dolphin communication
(only) cable into the micro-DB-9 port on the back of the Dolphin 7200
RS-232 terminal.
3.
Connect the DB-9 connector to your PC’s serial port.
4.
Run the YX.EXE utility or the Dolphin File Transfer Program.
For more on sending and receiving data using YX.EXE and the Dolphin File Transfer
Program, see the section on Transferring Files to or From Dolphin in Chapter 9.
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About the Dolphin 7200 2D Hand Held Computer
The Dolphin® 7200 2D hand held computer features the IMAGETEAM ™ 4250
Image Engine, a low power, high-resolution digital image engine for omni-directional
and auto-discrimination reading and decoding of linear barcodes, stacked linear
(PDF417) and 2D matrix codes. The image engine functions like a digital camera and
also provides OCR (Optical Character Recognition) functionality.
The terminal is available in several configurations with alphanumeric and numeric
keyboard options. These configurations include the standard range (LR), long range
(LX), and high-density (HD) engines with 2MB RAM and 8MB non-volatile FLASH
memory.
The 2D terminal has image lift capabilities for signature capture and proof of delivery
applications. Images taken with the unit can be compressed and stored using industrystandard data compression technologies. The device provides the flexibility to store
either images that contain grayscale information or black and white only information.
Images can be downloaded via HomeBase™ or VehicleBase™ communication
cradles and then transmitted via one of many wired or wireless options.
The terminal is also able to decode barcode symbologies and capture images in dim
lighting conditions or complete darkness.
Supported Symbologies
1D linear codes:
Code 3 of 9, Interleaved 2 of 5, TLC Code 39, Code 11, MSI, UPC A, UPC EO, UPC
EI, EAN/EAN13, Codabar, Code 128, Code 93, UPC
2D codes:
PDF417, microPDF, Maxicode, Datamatrix, Aztec, QR Code, Code 49
Composite codes:
RSS-14, CODABLOCK, AZTEC MESA
OCR codes (Optical Character Recognition):
OCR A and OCR B
Postal Codes:
Postnet and most international 4 state codes, PLANET CODE, BPO 4 STATE,
CANADIAN 4 STATE, DUTCH POSTAL, AUSTRALIAN 4 STATE, JAPANESE
POSTAL
For other supported symbologies, please see the IMAGETEAM ™ 4250 User’s
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Reading Barcodes
The omni-directional scanning capabilities of the Dolphin 7200 2D terminal greatly
simplify operation and training and increase productivity. To read a bar code:
1.
Press the ON/SCAN button to project the scanner’s bright red aiming beam
2.
Center the aiming beam over the barcode. The red SCAN LED illuminates
when the user presses the ON/KEY key and the green DECODE LED
illuminates when a bar code is successfully decoded. The aiming beam can
be positioned in any direction for a good read.
Linear bar code
2D Matrix symbol
The aiming beam is smaller when the terminal is held closer to the code and larger
when it is farther from the code. Symbologies with smaller bars or elements (mil size)
should be read closer to the unit. Symbologies with larger bars or elements (mil size)
should be read farther from the unit.
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Capturing Images
The image-capture process is a split-second operation for experienced users. By
following the basic guidelines, new users can easily develop their own technique and,
with practice, quickly learn to adapt it to different circumstances. The basic steps for
acquiring images using the Dolphin 7200 2D terminal are:
1.
To aim, hold the Dolphin terminal horizontally at a 45° angle approximately 2 to 9
inches (5 to 20 cm) away from the target. You may have to adjust the angle at
which you hold the Dolphin if there is glare on the screen.
2.
Press the ON/SCAN button to take an image. Use the live video image on the
terminal screen as a guide for positioning and aiming the terminal at the target.
You may find it helpful to start by moving the terminal further away and then in
closer to the target. The active screen image will have a slightly degraded
appearance compared to the captured image. This is normal.
3.
Release the ON/SCAN button to capture the image when the desired image is
displayed on the terminal screen. Hold the Dolphin terminal as still as possible
when capturing the image.
The image quality and related file size is determined by the data compression method
used by your software application. For highest quality, take grayscale images. When
saved, the image will be saved in JPEG file format. The size of the file depends on the
information content of the image and will be approximately 4-8 K.
Lighting Conditions
The Dolphin 7200 2D terminal is designed to read bar codes and take images in dim
light conditions. It is suggested that you turn on the unit’s electroluminescent display
backlight when taking images in extreme low light conditions to help with aiming.
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Dolphin 7200 2D Demo Software
The Dolphin 7200 2D terminal demonstration software allows you to show terminal’s
ability to do omni-directional decoding, image capture and I.Q. Imaging.
The Image Capture demo requires that you have a PC available with a program such as
the Dolphin File Transfer utility that is capable of receiving files via Ymodem protocol,
and a Dolphin home base connected to that PC.
For more information on using the Dolphin File Transfer Utility, see the section on
Transferring Files To or From Dolphin in Chapter 9.
Installing the Dolphin 7200 Demo Applications
The Dolphin 7200 2D terminal is shipped loaded with the demonstration software.
If the demo software has been removed from your terminal, follow these steps to reinstall it:
1.
Download the demonstration installation programs from the HHP website.
www.handheld.com. The program is called DEMOS.EXE.
2.
Use the Dolphin File Transfer utility to load DEMOS.EXE onto the Dolphin
unit.
3.
Run DEMOS.EXE once the program is loaded onto the Dolphin. It is a selfextracting Zip file that installs the demonstration applications. It will also offer
to replace the Dolphin terminal’s AUTOEXEC.BAT file.
4.
Start the demo program by typing DEMOSTART at the C:> prompt and
then pressing <ENTER>. If you chose to let DEMOS.EXE overwrite the
AUTOEXEC.BAT, perform a three-key reset (pressing and releasing the
“SHIFT”, “ON/SCAN” and “BKSP” keys at the same time.) and the
program will start.
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When you start the program, the main splash screen shown above will appear on the
Dolphin terminal’s screen. Press any key to go to the Dolphin Demo Main Screen.
Main Menu
Dolphin Demo Main Screen
This screen allows you to access the demonstration programs listed or exit to DOS.
All the Demo programs will return to the leaping dolphin screen when you exit them.
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F1 - Decoding Demo
Press F1 and the “Scan a Target” screen shown below will display:
Scan a Target Screen
To setup bar codes for scanning, press F3.
To scan a bar code:
1. Press and hold the ON/SCAN button. You will see the scanner alternate between
a thin red aiming line, and a general red flash. The flash is when the imager is
actually taking an image and attempting to decode any barcodes in the image.
(Note: If you want to see only the aiming line, quickly press and release the ON/SCAN button.)
2. After the Dolphin successfully decodes a barcode, the Decoded Message screen
shown below will display.
Decoded Message Screen
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The top of the screen tells the name of the symbology decoded, the bottom of the
screen tells the length of the data decoded, and the middle section shows the message.
If the message is long, you can scroll up and down using the F1 & F2 keys to read the
data. To scan again, just press the ON/SCAN button again.
3. To exit demo, press F4 and you will return to the Dolphin Demo Screen.
F2 - Imaging Demo
Press F2 and the “Press ON/SCAN” screen shown below will display:
Imaging Demo Screen
To setup the imager, press F3.
To take an image:
Press and hold the ON/SCAN button. Release the ON/SCAN button to capture
the image when the desired image is displayed on the terminal screen. When you
release the ON/SCAN button, the terminal will save the image taken. You will hear a
confirming set of beeps and the screen shown below will display.
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Place the unit in the HomeBase, start the Dolphin File Transfer utility on your PC and
set it to receive a file. P
Press <ENTER> on the Dolphin terminal to transfer the image to your PC. Go to
the directory to the file was transferred and you should see a file titled Gray.jpg.
Double click on the file to launch the viewer to see the image. Browsers like Netscape
or Internet Explorer are good tools for looking at jpg images. (Note: If you changed
any file format settings in the setup window for the program, the name of the file will
be different).
You can skip sending the file by pressing enter, then pressing esc when the Dolphin
attempts to transmitt the file. F4 on the “Press ON/SCAN” screen will allow you to
exit the application.
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F3 - I.Q. Imaging Demo
Press F3 and the screen shown below will display:
“Scan the Test Target” Screen
For this demo, you must use the test target shown below. See Appendix C for a copy
of the test target to make copies for multiple uses in the future.
To use the demo:
Enter a signature in the box below.
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Press and hold the ON/SCAN button and aim at the barcode. When the engine
successfully decodes, you will hear a short beep. The image engine will then take an
image of the signature. When the signature is captured, the terminal will beep and the
screen shown below will appear on the screen.
The data shown is information contained in the barcode. Press the <ENTER> key
and the signature captured screen will be displayed as shown below:
Press <ENTER> to return to the “Scan the Test Target” screen. Press F4 to exit the
demo and return to the demo main menu.
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Chapter 7 Using the Dolphin®
7200 HomeBase
Summarizes the features of the Dolphin 7200 HomeBase and explains how
to use it.
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Hub of the System
As the hub of your Dolphin system, the Dolphin 7200 HomeBase performs three
important functions – battery management, communications and storage.
Battery Management
The Dolphin 7200 HomeBase uses a charging method that senses when the battery
pack is fully charged and then drops to a trickle charge to keep the battery pack at full
capacity. The battery pack does not need to be discharged before recharging because
this method protects the battery from damage caused by overcharging.
IrDA Optical Communications
The IR communications port on the HomeBase connects with the IrDA port on the
Dolphin. Reliable data communications at speeds of up to 115 baud can be
transmitted by the HomeBase. With no pins or contacts to break, IrDA will work
reliably for years.
The Dolphin 7200 HomeBase can be networked together for mass programming and
charging. Units are individually addressable, allowing each HomeBase to be
automatically loaded with the right information and files for its user.
Convenient Storage
The Dolphin 7200 HomeBase is a safe and convenient storage receptacle for the
Dolphin terminal. The HomeBase also holds a spare charged battery pack.
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Dolphin 7200 HomeBase Parts and Functions
Dolphin Terminal
Well
Main Serial
Port
Charging Main
Batt LED
Multi Serial
Port
N O T E
The Charging Main
Batt LED does not
indicate the battery
status of the Dolphin
terminal.
COMM LED
Charging Aux
Batt LED
Figure 8 HomeBase Front Panel
Front Panel
The Dolphin’s front panel has one slot:
You put the Dolphin in this well to communicate with a host
device and to charge the Dolphin’s batteries.
Dolphin Terminal Well
There are three LEDs that you can use to monitor the status of battery charging
and communications status:
LEDs
1. Charging Main Batt LED
Turns solid green when the Dolphin Terminal is
properly seated into the Dolphin HomeBase.
2. COMM LED
Indicates the status of data transfer between the Host Device and the
Dolphin Terminal as described below:
Comm LED
Description
Red LED
Data is being sent from the Host Device
to the Dolphin HomeBase.
Green LED
Data is being sent from the Dolphin
HomeBase to the Host Device.
Orange LED
Data is being sent at high data rates.
Figure 9 Data Transfer States
3. Charging Aux Batt LED
Indicates the status of the auxiliary battery pack in the
Dolphin HomeBase as described in the table below:
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Charging Aux Batt LED
Description
OFF
Battery pack not properly inserted into
the auxiliary battery well, or the
HomeBase has no power
Red
Battery discharging
Blinking red LED
Charge cycle initializing
Blinking orange LED
Battery charging at the maximum rate
Solid green LED
Trickle charging; battery pack is ready for
use
Figure 10 Battery Charging States
Back Panel
Aux Battery Well
Service Aux
Batt Switch
N O T E
The configuration
switches are checked at
power up. Changes in
the switch settings will
not be recognized until
power is turned off and
then back on.
Power Supply
Connector
Figure 11 Back Panel of HomeBase
Configuration
Switches
There is an auxiliary battery well, two configuration switches, a discharge button, and a
power supply connector:
Insert a battery into the well to charge a second battery and you
will always have a spare. The auxiliary battery well can also service your battery pack.
Auxiliary battery well
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Use these switches to select the network and communications
modes for your Dolphin. See Chapter 8 for more on the configuration switch settings.
Configuration switches
Press and hold this button for four seconds to service the
battery in the auxiliary battery well. For maximum battery life, the battery should be
serviced, or calibrated once a month. The Charging AUX BATT LED is red while the
battery is discharging and changes to blinking red when the charging cycle begins. The
battery is ready to use when the light turns green.
Service Aux Batt switch
Use this connector to attach a power supply to the
HomeBase. The power supply provides 12V DC input for communications and
battery charging.
Power supply connector
Side Panels
There is a main communications port on one side and a multi-HomeBase-port on the
other side:
Main Communications Port Use a standard serial cable
to connect this port to a host RS-232 device if the
Dolphin HomeBase is the first unit of HomeBase
network. Otherwise, the main communications port
connects to another Dolphin HomeBase MultiHomeBase Port to form a daisy-chained network. See
pinout definitions in the section on Setting Up the Dolphin
HomeBase later in this
chapter.
Figure 12 HomeBase Side Panel
Main Communications Port
Use this port to form a Dolphin
HomeBase Network. This port mates with the next
HomeBase’s main communications port to form an
addressable network. Note: The Multi-HomeBase Port
cannot be used for communications to
standard serial devices.
Multi-HomeBase Port
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Charging Batteries In The Dolphin 7200 HomeBase
CAUTION: Use only the 3.6V battery packs provided by Hand Held Products.
The use of any other battery pack in the Dolphin Terminal will void your
warranty and may result in damage to the Dolphin Terminal or battery.
N O T E
For maximum battery life,
Hand Held Products
recommends that you deepcycle (service) the battery
twice before initial use
and then, once a month
thereafter.
With the Dolphin HomeBase, you can charge a Dolphin terminal and a spare NiMH
battery pack simultaneously. The HomeBase charges the terminal and the spare battery
pack independently.
When you insert a battery into the Dolphin HomeBase, it charges the battery at the
highest rate possible. The HomeBase uses a charging method that senses when the
battery pack is fully charged and then drops to a trickle charge to keep the battery pack
at full capacity. You do not need to discharge the battery pack before recharging
because this method protects the battery from damage caused by overcharging. A
dead battery will charge to full capacity in approximately three hours.
The Dolphin Terminal can be stored indefinitely in the HomeBase without damage to
the terminal, battery packs, or the HomeBase. Keep the HomeBase plugged in so that
the Dolphin Terminal’s battery pack stays fully charged.
Charging A Dolphin Terminal
1.
Insert a battery pack into the Dolphin Terminal.
2.
Place the terminal, laser engine window up and the LCD visible, in the Dolphin
Terminal Well of the Dolphin HomeBase.
3.
Let it glide down into the well until it stops.
4.
Once the Dolphin Terminal is properly seated, the Charging Main Batt LED on
the HomeBase will be solid GREEN.
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Laser Engine
Window
Auxiliary Battery
Well
Charging MAIN
BATT LED
Charging AUX
BATT LED
Figure 14 Inserting the Dolphin terminal into the HomeBase
Charging an Additional NiMH Battery Pack
1.
Insert an NiMH battery pack with the battery contacts pointing upward into the
Dolphin HomeBase auxiliary battery well.
Figure 15 Rear View Dolphin HomeBase
Once the battery is inserted into the Dolphin HomeBase you can use the
CHARGING AUXBATT LED to monitor the charging progress. See Figure 10 for a
summary of each charging state.
Deep-cycling the Battery
For maximum battery life, Hand Held Products recommends that you deep- cycle
(service) the battery twice before initial use and then, once a month thereafter. To
deep-cycle, insert the battery into the HomeBase auxiliary battery well. Then, push and
hold the Service Aux Batt button for at least 4 seconds. The deep-cycling process
takes approximately 6.5 hours.
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The CHARGING AUXBATT LED is red while the battery is discharging and
changes to blinking red when the charging cycle begins and orange when charging at
the maximum rate. The battery is ready to use when the light turns green. See Figure
10 for more on the LED status.
Setting Up For Communications
The Dolphin Terminal and Dolphin HomeBase support RS-232 communications
through the RS-232 Main Communications Port located on the side of the Dolphin
7200 HomeBase. The HomeBase translates the RS-232 signals from the host
computer into infrared signals to communicate with the Dolphin Terminal.
The HomeBase RS-232 interface allows the Dolphin Terminal to communicate to a
personal computer, modem, or any standard RS-232 device using a standard serial
cable and communications software.
Follow these steps to set up the Dolphin HomeBase and Dolphin Terminal for
communications:
1.
Set-up the Dolphin HomeBase.
2.
Set-up the Dolphin Terminal.
3.
Follow the data transfer sequence as described by your application.
Setting up the Dolphin HomeBase
Set the Dolphin HomeBase on any dry, stable surface such as a desktop. Before
mounting the Dolphin HomeBase, check to ensure that all AC wall transformers have
a nearby electrical outlet. Be sure to provide enough workspace with good lighting for
the user to view and operate the Dolphin Terminal while it is in the HomeBase.
Setting up the HomeBase involves three steps:
1.
Connecting the cables
2.
Setting the configuration switches
3.
Setting the baud rate
Connecting the Cables
Connect the HomeBase to the host computer or other device by plugging an RS-232
serial cable into the RS-232 Communications Port on the rear of the HomeBase. The
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wiring of your cable depends on whether the other device is set up as a DCE (Data
Communications Equipment) or DTE (Data Terminal Equipment) device.
The HomeBase RS-232 Port is configured as a DCE device. To communicate with a
DTE device such as a computer, use a standard (or straight-through) RS-232 cable.
To communicate with a DCE device, use either a null modem adapter in line with a
standard RS-232 cable, or a null-modem serial cable.
You can make your own cables by following the pin configuration in the chart below.
To do so, you must determine if your host RS-232 device is 9-pin or 25-pin, and
whether it is configured as a DCE or DTE device.
HomeBase
/Host Port
(DCE)
IBM AT DB9
(DTE)
IBM XT DB25
(DTE)
Modem DB25
(DCE)
2 (RD)
2
3
2
3 (TD)
3
2
3
5 (SG)
5
7
7
4 (DTR)
4
20
6
6 (DSR)
6
6
20
7 (RTS)
7
4
5
8 (CTS)
8
5
4
Figure 16 Pin Configuration
With the Dolphin 7200 HomeBase, use the appropriate cable to connect each device
to the Main Comm Port for a single Dolphin HomeBase or to the Multi-HomeBase
Port if you are creating a Dolphin HomeBase network.
Connect the power supply to the Dolphin HomeBase. Plug the AC transformer into
the Dolphin HomeBase 12 Volt DC power supply connector. The AC wall
transformer provided can power only one Dolphin HomeBase.
Hand Held Products recommends that you leave the Dolphin HomeBase connected
to its power source at all times, so that it is always ready to use.
Setting the Configuration Switches
Use these switches to select the network and communications modes for your
Dolphin HomeBase. If you are configuring the HomeBase for a single Dolphin
Terminal, the switch must be in the ‘Single’ position for proper basic operation. The
switch must be set to ‘Multi’ for proper network operation if you are creating a
HomeBase network. The configuration switch must be in the program position to
change the baud rate.
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Setting the Baud Rate
You may use the HomeBase Configuration utility program to select the baud rate. The
program can also be used to change the host system’s COM port and will run a
diagnostic check for optimal communications. After changing the baud rate, you must
power the HomeBase off and then on again. The program is one of the utility
programs that come with the Dolphin OS and Development System. For more on
HomeBase Configuration, see the chapter 9.
Modes of Operation
Through the Command Mode, the host application software provides command
instructions for configuring a single Dolphin HomeBase or a network of HomeBases
for communications. Once configured, the HomeBase(s) is in Transparent Mode and
ready for communications.
Command Mode
You can configure a single Dolphin HomeBase or a whole network and select units
for communications via the host application by entering the Command Mode. Data
transmission is not possible while the Dolphin HomeBase network is in this mode.
Go into Command Mode by entering an escape sequence that informs the HomeBase
network that it will be receiving commands from the host device or application. The
escape string is:
<ESC>HHP [>100ms<1s] Next Command
where <ESC> is an ASCII 27 character. The escape string should be followed by a
>100ms<1second period of line silence. When sending commands, the escape string
must precede the command string. The HomeBase automatically exits Command
Mode after receiving each command.
Programming commands used for configuring single Dolphin HomeBases include
Version Number and Baud Rate Selection. You configure HomeBase networks using
the Baud Rate Selection, Address Assignment and Device Selection programming
commands. See the sections on Configuring A Single Dolphin HomeBase and Creating a
HomeBase Network for details.
Transparent Mode
When the Dolphin HomeBase is selected by the host application and ready for
communications, it is in Transparent Mode. In this mode, the HomeBase facilitates
point-to-point communication between the host device and the Dolphin Terminal.
Data sent through the RS-232 link is passed directly to and from the Dolphin Terminal
via the Infrared Link between the terminal and the HomeBase.
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Configuring a Single Dolphin 7200 HomeBase
N O T E
The configuration
switches are checked at
power up. Changes in the
switch settings will not be
recognized until power is
turned off and
then back on.
To prepare a single Dolphin HomeBase for communications, you must enter the
Command Mode to configure the version number and select the baud rate.
Version Number
To retrieve the version number for the Dolphin HomeBase:
1.
Enter or send the escape and command strings:
<ESC>HHP
>100ms< 1s V
This command will return the version number but is not needed for communications.
Baud Rate Selection
N O T E
The baud rate is stored
in Non-Volatile Memory
and is retained even if
the power is removed
from the network.
The Dolphin HomeBase baud rate is set to 57600 at the factory. Use the configuration
switches on the HomeBase’s back panel to select the network and communications
modes for your Dolphin. The following table outlines the configuration switch
settings:
Switch
Setting
Function
1
SINGLE (UP)
Single HomeBase only
2
FIXED BPS
(DOWN)
Baud rate fixed at 9600
2
PROGRAM (UP)
Baud rate can be programmed
Figure 17 Configuration Switch Settings on HomeBase for Single HomeBase
To ensure communications, leave Switch 2 in the ‘FIXED BPS’ position and configure
your communications software for 9600 baud. When Switch 2 is in the ‘PROGRAM’
position, the baud rate can be changed using the following procedure or you may use
the HomeBase Configuration Utility program.
1.
Enter or send the escape and command strings:
<ESC>HHP >100ms< 1s Bn
where n is the ASCII number corresponding to the baud rate shown in
the table below. For example, the string <ESC>HHPB6 (which consists
of the escape string and the command B6) would set the baud rate for the
network to 19200. No response will be transmitted back to the host after
executing this function.
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ASCII Value
of “n”
Selected
Baud Rate
ASCII Value
of “n”
Selected Baud
Rate
0
1
2
3
5
38400
38400
1200
2400
9600
6
7
8
9
19200
38400
57600
115200
Figure 18 Baud Rate per Value of n
Creating a Dolphin 7200 HomeBase Network
This information applies only to the Dolphin 7200 HomeBase. The Dolphin 7200
Compact HomeBase is not networkable. Each HomeBase must have its own AC
power adapter connected to a standard AC electrical socket. The group can be placed
on a table or desk, or rail-mounted using the mounting holes on the two outside
Dolphin HomeBase units.
How to Daisy Chain the Dolphin HomeBases
To form a HomeBase network, daisy chain the HomeBases together using one of the
following methods:
• Align adjacent units so that the MULTI-HOMEBASE PORT of one unit
will mate with the MAIN COMM PORT of the next unit until all
HomeBases in the network are connected.
OR
• Use a RS-232 cable to connect the Multi-HomeBase Port on one terminal
to the MAIN COMM PORT on the next terminal. Repeat this step to
include each additional terminal in the chain. Connect the last terminal to
the host computer and leave the last MULTI-HOMEBASE PORT open
if it is not needed.
Programming Commands
To configure a Dolphin HomeBase network, these attributes must be programmed:
Address Assignment, Baud Rate Selection and Device Selection.
Address Assignment
Use the Address Assignment command to establish unit IDs for each Dolphin
HomeBase in your network. This must be done before a unit can be selected for
communications. To establish an Address Assignment:
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Type or send the escape and command strings to set-up the configuration mode
and establish the beginning unit ID number:
<ESC>HHP >100 ms< C >100 ms< 1s In
n is the number representing the first unit in the network
N O T E
The configuration
switches are checked at
power up. Changes in the
switch settings will not be
recognized until power is
turned off and
back on.
For example, the string <ESC>HHPCI0 would instruct the network to set up ID
numbers for all the units in the network beginning at zero (0).
2.
The first Dolphin HomeBase in the network receiving the command responds to
the host with:
<SYN>
<SYN> indicates that the command was accepted
3.
In sequence, each Dolphin HomeBase will determine its own ID number by
adding one to the previous ID number.
4.
When ID numbers are established for all HomeBases, the last HomeBase will
return this response to the host:
<ACK>n
<ACK> indicates completion of ID configuration; n represents the ID number
for the last unit in the network.
Programmer’s Note: When sending ID numbers to the Dolphin HomeBase, remember
that numbers typed on the keyboard are ASCII numbers which will be converted to Hex
when sent to the Dolphin HomeBase. For example, typing the command from the
keyboard:
<ESC>HHP >100ms< C >100ms< 1s I1
would instruct the network to set up ID numbers for each Dolphin HomeBase starting
with the ASCII number 1. The first unit in the network would actually receive the
number 31 Hex (since ASCII 1 is equal to 31 Hex) as the starting ID number. Each unit
in the network would sequentially add one to this starting ID number to establish its
own ID. So, for a network of 15 units, the final ID number would be set up as 3F Hex.
When the final unit sends back an <ACK>3F, the host computer (which converts Hex
data back to ASCII) will then display the ID number as “?” instead of 15 as you might
expect.
Baud Rate Selection
The Dolphin HomeBase baud rate is preset to 57600 at the factory. Use the
configuration switches on the back panel of the HomeBase to select the network and
communications modes for your Dolphin. The following table outlines the
configuration switch settings:
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Switch
Setting
Function
2
FIXED BPS
(DOWN)
Baud rate fixed at 9600
2
PROGRAM
(UP)
Baud rate can be programmed
Figure 19 Configuration Switch Settings for a HomeBase Network
When Switch 2 is in the ‘PROGRAM’ position, the baud rate can be changed using
the following procedure or by using the HomeBase Configuration Utility.
Enter or send the escape and command strings:
<ESC>HHP >100ms< 1s Bn
n is the ASCII number corresponding to the baud rate shown in the table below. For
example, the string <ESC>HHPB6 (which consists of the escape string and the
command B6) would set the baud rate for the network to 19200. No response will be
transmitted back to the host after executing this function.
ASCII Value
of “n”
Selected
Baud Rate
ASCII Value
of “n”
Selected Baud
Rate
0
1
2
3
5
38400
38400
1200
2400
9600
6
7
8
9
19200
38400
57600
115200
Figure 20 Baud Rate per Value of n
N O T E
The baud rate is stored in
Non-Volatile Memory and is
retained even if the power is
removed from the network.
Device Selection
Use this command to enable the host device to select a specific Dolphin HomeBase in
the network for communication.
1.
Enter or send the escape and command strings:
<ESC>HHP >100ms< 1s Sn
where n is the unit ID of the Dolphin HomeBase being selected
2.
The Dolphin HomeBase with the unit ID corresponding to the ID number in the
Device Selection command string will respond with:
<ACK>n
to indicate to the host that it is present. n is the unit ID.
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When data transfer begins, the COMM LED on the Dolphin HomeBase will blink red
and green. A unit remains selected until another unit in the network is selected. For
example, the string <ESC>HHPS3 would select the unit with ID number 3 for
communications. That unit would then send back an <ACK>3.
A selected unit in the Dolphin HomeBase network will assert the DSR signal of the
HomeBase when a Dolphin terminal is present. The DSR signal can be used by the
host application to determine if a Dolphin terminal is present and selected.
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Communicating with the Dolphin Terminal
To communicate with the Dolphin and any other devices connected to the
HomeBase:
1.
Insert the Dolphin into the terminal well of the HomeBase. If the Dolphin is in
sleep mode, it will awaken into active state.
2.
The CHARGING MAINBATT LED on the HomeBase will turn on. If the
Dolphin does not turn on, or the LED does not light up, make sure that it is
properly seated in the terminal well and that the power supply is properly
connected to the HomeBase and plugged into a functioning AC outlet.
3.
Start your application on the Dolphin terminal or the host computer. Data can
then begin transmitting between the terminal and the devices connected to the
Dolphin HomeBase.
When data transfer begins, the COMM LED on the Dolphin HomeBase will blink red
and green. If the HomeBase will not communicate with the Dolphin, check the port
connections to ensure that the HomeBase is correctly configured. See Chapter 10,
Troubleshooting, for more information.
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7200 Compact HomeBase
Summarizes the features of the Dolphin 7200 Compact HomeBase and
explains how to use it.
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Hub of the System
As the hub of your Dolphin system, the Dolphin 7200 Compact HomeBase performs
three important functions – battery management, communications and storage.
Battery Management
The Dolphin 7200 Compact HomeBase uses a charging method that senses when the
battery pack is fully charged and then drops to a trickle charge to keep the battery pack
at full capacity. The battery pack does not need to be discharged before recharging
because this method protects the battery from damage caused by overcharging.
The Dolphin 7200 Compact HomeBase provides power to the Dolphin terminal to
enable the terminal to charge its battery.
IrDA Optical Communications
The IR communications port on the Compact HomeBase connects with the IrDA
port on the Dolphin. Reliable data communications at speeds of up to 115 baud can
be transmitted by the HomeBase. With no pins or contacts to break, IrDA will work
reliably for years.
The Dolphin 7200 Compact HomeBase is not networkable.
Convenient Storage
The Dolphin 7200 Compact HomeBase is a safe and convenient storage receptacle for
the Dolphin terminal.
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Dolphin 7200 Compact HomeBase Parts and
Functions
Front Panel
COMM
LED
DOCK
LED
Figure 16 Front View of HomeBase
The Compact HomeBase’s front panel has one slot:
You put the Dolphin in this well to communicate with a host
device and to charge the Dolphin’s batteries.
Dolphin Terminal Well
LEDs
There are two LEDs on the front panel of the HomeBase
Turns solid green when the Dolphin Terminal is properly seated into
the Dolphin HomeBase.
1.
DOCK LED
2.
COMM LED
Indicates the status of data transfer between the Host Device and the
Dolphin Terminal as described below:
Comm LED
Description
Red LED
Data is being sent from the Host Device
to the Dolphin HomeBase.
Green LED
Data is being sent from the Dolphin
HomeBase to the Host Device.
Data is being sent at high data rates.
Orange LED
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Back Panel
Power
Supply
Connector
RS-232
Connector
Figure 17 HomeBase Back Panel
There is a power supply connector and an RS232 connector:
Use this connector to attach a power supply to the
HomeBase. The power supply provides 12V DC input for communications and
battery charging.
Power supply connector
RS-232 Communications Port
RS-232 device.
Use a standard serial cable to connect this port to a host
Bottom Panel
A Baud Rate DIP switch is located on the bottom of the HomeBase. The threeposition DIP switch is used to select the communication baud rate. Switch position
and the corresponding baud rates are shown in the chart below.
N O T E
The HomeBase
Configuration program
cannot be used to select the
baud rate on the Compact
HomeBase.
Baud Rate
Switch
Figure 18 HomeBase Bottom Panel
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Baud Rate
Switch 1
Switch 2
Switch 3
115200
0
0
0
57600
1
0
0
19200
0
1
0
9600
1
1
0
38400
0
0
1
4800
1
0
1
2400
0
1
1
Note: The HomeBase Configuration program cannot be used to select the baud rate on the
Compact HomeBase.
Powering the Dolphin Terminal
When seated in the HomeBase, the Dolphin terminal receives the power it needs to
charge the battery and to run its internal circuitry.
The Dolphin terminal can be stored indefinitely in the HomeBase without damage to
the terminal or the HomeBase. Keep the HomeBase plugged in so that the Dolphin
terminal’s battery pack stays fully charged.
Charging A Dolphin Terminal
The HomeBase supplies charging power to the Dolphin terminal so that the terminal
can monitor the charging of its battery pack. This charging method protects the battery
from being damaged by overcharging. Therefore, the Dolphin terminal may be stored
indefinitely in the HomeBase without damage to the terminal, the battery pack, or the
HomeBase.
To charge a Dolphin terminal, follow these steps:
1.
Insert a battery pack into the Dolphin terminal.
2.
Place the terminal, laser engine window up and the LCD visible, in the Dolphin
Terminal Well of the Dolphin HomeBase.
3.
Let it glide down into the well until it stops.
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Once the Dolphin terminal is properly seated, the Dock LED on the HomeBase
will be solid GREEN.
Figure 20 Dolphin Seated in
HomeBase
Figure 19 Inserting the Dolphin terminal
into the HomeBase
Deep-Cycling Batteries
For maximum battery life, Hand Held Products recommends that you deep- cycle
(service) the battery twice before initial use and then, once a month thereafter. Since
the Dolphin 7200 Compact HomeBase does not have deep-cycling capabilities, it is
recommended that you use the Dolphin 7200 Multicharger or the Dolphin 7200
HomeBase.
The deep-cycling process using the Multicharger takes approximately 9.5 hours. For
more information, see the Dolphin 7200 Multicharger User’s Guide.
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Mounting the Dolphin 7200 Compact HomeBase
The Dolphin 7200 Compact HomeBase may be desk or wall-mounted for
convenience and storage.
Desk Mounting:
The Compact HomeBase has a DIN rail (7.5 X 35 mm) slot on the bottom to allow
for secure desk attachment of the unit if desired (see figure 21).
Figure 21
Wall Mounting:
The Compact HomeBase also has two DIN rail (7.5 X 35mm) slots on the back to
allow for secure wall mounting of the unit if desired (see figure 22).
Figure 22
When using right-angle style RS232 connector cable, the DIN rails may be mounted
directly to the wall. When using standard RS232 connector cables, it is recommended
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that the rails be mounted to the wall using a 25mm (1 in.) spacer to allow for
appropriate strain relief of the cables (see figure 23).
In either case, after wall mounting, it is recommended that the cables be secured to
the DIN rail through use of a wire tie to prevent damage to the Compact HomeBase
unit in case accidental or excessive force is applied to the cables. (see figure 24)
Figure 24
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Setting Up For Communications
The Dolphin terminal and Dolphin Compact HomeBase support RS-232
communications through the RS-232 Main Communications Port on the back of the
Dolphin 7200 Compact HomeBase. The HomeBase translates the RS-232 signals
from the host computer into infrared signals to communicate with the Dolphin
Terminal.
The HomeBase RS-232 interface allows the Dolphin terminal to communicate to a
personal computer, modem, or any standard RS-232 device using a standard serial
cable and communications software.
Follow these steps to set up the Dolphin HomeBase and Dolphin Terminal for
communications:
1.
Set up the Dolphin Compact HomeBase.
2.
Set-up the Dolphin Terminal.
3.
Follow the data transfer sequence as described by your application.
Setting up the Dolphin Compact HomeBase
Set the Dolphin Compact HomeBase on any dry, stable surface such as a desktop.
Before mounting the Compact HomeBase, check to ensure that all AC wall
transformers have a nearby electrical outlet. Be sure to provide enough workspace with
good lighting for the user to view and operate the Dolphin Terminal while it is in the
HomeBase.
Connecting the Cables
Connect the Compact HomeBase to the host computer or other device by plugging an
RS-232 serial cable into the RS-232 Communications Port on the rear of the
HomeBase. The wiring of your cable depends on whether the other device is set up as
a DCE (Data Communications Equipment) or DTE (Data Terminal Equipment)
device.
The HomeBase RS-232 Port is configured as a DCE device. To communicate with a
DTE device such as a computer, use a standard (or straight-through) RS-232 cable.
To communicate with a DCE device, use either a null modem adapter in line with a
standard RS-232 cable, or a null-modem serial cable.
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You can make your own cables by following the pin configuration in the chart below.
To do so, you must determine if your host RS-232 device is 9-pin or 25-pin, and
whether it is configured as a DCE or DTE device.
HomeBase
/Host Port
(DCE)
IBM AT DB9
(DTE)
IBM XT DB25
(DTE)
Modem DB25
(DCE)
2 (RD)
2
3
2
3 (TD)
3
2
3
5 (SG)
5
7
7
4 (DTR)
4
20
6
6 (DSR)
6
6
20
7 (RTS)
7
4
5
8 (CTS)
8
5
4
Figure 16 Pin Configuration
With the Dolphin 7200 Compact HomeBase, connect each device to the RS-232
Communications Port on the back of the HomeBase. The Compact HomeBase
cannot be networked.
Connect the power supply to the Compact HomeBase. Plug the AC transformer into
the Dolphin HomeBase 12 Volt DC power supply connector. The AC wall
transformer provided can power only one Dolphin Compact HomeBase.
Hand Held Products recommends that you leave the Dolphin Compact HomeBase
connected to its power source at all times, so that it is always ready to use.
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Communicating with the Dolphin Terminal
To communicate with the Dolphin and any other devices connected to the Compact
HomeBase:
1.
Insert the Dolphin into the terminal well of the HomeBase. If the Dolphin is in
sleep mode, it will awaken into active state.
2.
The CHARGING MAINBATT LED on the HomeBase will turn on. If the
Dolphin does not turn on , or the LED does not light up, make sure that it is
properly seated in the terminal well and that the power supply is properly
connected to the HomeBase and plugged into a functioning AC outlet.
3.
Start your application on the Dolphin terminal or the host computer. Data can
then begin transmitting between the terminal and the devices connected to the
Dolphin HomeBase.
When data transfer begins, the COMM LED on the Dolphin HomeBase will blink red
and green. If the HomeBase will not communicate with the Dolphin, check the port
connections to ensure that the HomeBase is correctly configured. See Chapter 10,
Troubleshooting, for more information.
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Chapter 9 Learning About
the Dolphin OS and
Development System
Software
Explains how to use and manage the software accompanying the Dolphin
7200 terminal.
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Dolphin OS and Development System
Important Notice: Before installing the Dolphin OS and Development System it is important that you
remove all previous installations. To remove the previous installations, delete the c:\dolphin directory and all
files contained within. You should also delete the Dolphin Group or Folder. Only install the most recent release
of the Dolphin ROM IMAGE and Boot Loader, loading an old version of the ROM IMAGE or Boot
loader can result in Dolphin becoming unstable or inoperable, and requiring the unit to be returned to HHP for
repair.
The Dolphin OS and Development System is available from the Partners Area of the
Hand Held Products website, www.handheld.com. The self-extracting file contains:
• Dolphin Development Tools and Libraries (API)
• Sample Programs with source code
• Dolphin Utilities including Communication and Upgrade Wizard
• Electronic Help
• Boot Loader & ROM Image
Installation
Once the file is downloaded on your PC, double click the Dolphin OS and
Development System icon and follow the instructions on the screen to complete the
installation and set-up procedure.
The setup program will create the following directories on your system:
Directory
Contents
c:\dolphin\
Default installation directory,
containing HHP Help and Read Me
First Files.
c:\dolphin\bootldr
Backup of Dolphin Boot Loader
(BURN.EXE and
BOOTLDR.BIN)
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Directory
Contents
c:\dolphin\devtools
Dolphin Development Libraries,
Samples and API Help file.
c:\dolphin\wizard
Dolphin Upgrade Wizard
c:\dolphin\hhpdemo
HHP Dolphin Batch Demo
Program
c:\dolphin\romimage
Backup of Dolphin ROM Image
c:\dolphin\utils
Dolphin Utilities (YX.EXE,
DCOMM2.EXE,
BMP2LCD.EXE)
c:\dolphin\devtools\samples\rfdemo\
server
Host/Server application
c:\dolphin\devtools\samples\rfdemo\
client
Client application for Dolphin RF
Note: All future references to directories assume that the user has accepted the
installation default directory. The default installation directory is “c:\dolphin”.
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Help File, Document and Utility Icons
The Dolphin OS and Development System set up program will set up a Dolphin
group or folder and install the following Help, Document and Utility icons.
The Read Me First Icon provides important information not
available at the time the manual was printed.
The Contacting HHP Icon provides information on contacting
HHP by Phone, Fax, Email, WWW and BBS.
The OS and Development System Icon provides additional
information on the Dolphin OS and Development System.
The Development Library Help file provides information on the
Dolphin API and Sample applications.
Electronic Users Guide for the Dolphin terminal.
A Windows drag-and-drop communication utility, supporting
Xmodem and Ymodem file transfer protocols
A Windows utility that steps you through the process of
upgrading Dolphin’s Boot Loader, ROM image and Demo
application.
A Windows utility for configuring the HomeBase baud rate.
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Dolphin HHP Demo Program
A simple demonstration program is included with the Dolphin OS and Development
System that shows how the Dolphin terminal works. The Dolphin OS and
Development system setup program installs the demonstration programs in the
c:\dolphin\hhpdemo directory on your PC.
The HHP demo has also been pre-installed on your Dolphin terminal. If you need to
re-install the HHP demo, copy all the files located in the c:\dolphin\hhpdemo
directory to your Dolphin terminal’s C: drive or run the Dolphin Upgrade Wizard.
Main Menu
The HHP Demo Program is loaded automatically when the Dolphin terminal is
turned on. To turn the Dolphin terminal on, press the ON/SCAN key. When you
first turn the Dolphin terminal on, an HHP logo and a dolphin graphic are displayed.
Press any key and the following prompt should appear on the display:
Hand Held Products
F1 - Scan
F2 - Help
F3 - HHP Demo
F4 - Utilities Menu
ESC to Turn Off
HHP Demo Main Menu
Note: If the screen illustrated above does not appear on your Dolphin terminal, the
HHP Demo Application has been removed from your terminal.
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F1 – Scan Demo
Press F1 to load the Scan program. Documented source code for the Scan demo
program is included on the Dolphin OS and Development System disk.
HHP SCAN TEST
Press F1 for Setup,
Esc to quit.
Label:
Type:
HHP Scan Demo Screen
F2 – Help Menu
Press F2 to access the Help Menu. The Help Menu contains information about the
Dolphin terminal, Specifications and contacting Hand Held Products.
Dolphin Help Menu
AGeneral
B - Battery Maint.
C - Contacting HHP
D - Specifications
H - Using Help
ESC - Exit
HHP Help Menu
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F3 –HHP DEMO
Press F3 to load the HHP Inventory Control sample program. This application uses a
lookup table to validate item numbers and display part descriptions. The data entered
is written to a file, and can be transferred via Xmodem to a computer.
Inventory Control
F1 - Enter Data
F2 - Transfer Data
F3 - Receive Lookup
F4 - Scan Set-up
ESC for Main
HHP Demo Main Screen
F1 – Enter Data
Press F1 to display enter or scan data. If the item number is found, the item
description is displayed. If the item number is not found, the program will ask the user
if the item should be added. The date is automatically entered.
Inventory Control
Item:
Qty:
Date:
Desc:
ESC for Previous
F1 Enter Data Screen
F2– Transfer Data
Press F2 to transfer the collected data to a desktop computer. The data is transferred
using standard Xmodem protocol.
F3– Receive Lookup
Press F3 to initiate Xmodem receive. A new Lookup table can be transferred to the
terminal.
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F4- Scan Set-up
F4 – Utility Menu
Press F4 to load the Utility Menu. The Utilities Menu has four options as described
below:
HHP Utility menu
F1 - COM Menu
F2 - System Menu
F3 - DOS Prompt
F4 - RF Menu
ESC to Main
HHP Utility Menu
F1 –COM Menu
Press F1 to Send File from the Dolphin terminal to a host system (PC) via the
Ymodem protocol at 57600 baud rate. Press F2 to Receive File sent from a host
system via the Ymodem protocol at 57600 baud rate.
F2 – System Menu
Gives version of operating system, serial number of your Dolphin and access to
miscellaneous utilities
F3 – DOS Prompt
Press F3 to exit the HHP demo and return to the DOS prompt.
F4 RF Menu (For Dolphin RF only)
Press F4 to access the RF menu. Press F1 for RF Setup and F2 for Ping.
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Scanning A Barcode
The Dolphin Terminal comes with demonstration software that allows you to scan
barcodes immediately. A sample barcode is illustrated below for you to use for
practice.
Hold the Dolphin terminal approximately 2 inches away from the sample barcode.
Press the ON/SCAN key to begin scanning. Move the Dolphin terminal back and
forward until the unit gets a good read. The Dolphin terminal will “beep,” and the
laser will turn off when a good read is obtained. The decode LED will turn green
The Dolphin terminal will show a translation of the sample barcode on the LCD
window, which should appear similar to the following illustration.
HHP SCAN TEST
Press F1 for setup
ESC to quit
Label:
DOLPHIN
Type:
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N O T E
See the
Development API
electronic Help file
(dolphapi.hlp) for
additional information
regarding the Dolphin
Development Libraries,
samples and compiling
instructions.
A number of utilities are provided with your Dolphin terminal. The Utility programs
are installed in the c:\dolphin\utils directory on your computer.
BMP2LCD.EXE
BMP2LCD.EXE is a Windows tool that allows developers to create a bitmap data
structure from a standard Windows™ bitmap. The bitmap can then be displayed
using a Dolphin Developers API function such as evDrawUserBitMap().
BURN.EXE
W A R N I N G
Only install the most
recent release of the
Dolphin Boot Loader,
loading an old version
of the Boot loader can
result in Dolphin
becoming inoperable,
and requiring the unit
to be returned to HHP
for repair.
BURN.EXE is a Dolphin utility, which will load or reload the Dolphin’s Boot Loader.
The Boot Loader is an Xmodem communications utility used by the Dolphin OS to
load or update the BIOS and Operating System (ROM image). To load or reload the
Dolphin’s Boot Loader:
1.
Transfer BURN.EXE and BOOTLDR.BIN to the Dolphin’s FLASH
Drive C:.
2. Execute BURN.EXE. The OS Boot Loader is updated and the files BURN.EXE
and BOOTLDR.BIN are deleted.
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DCOMM2.EXE (Dolphin File Transfer Utility)
DCOMM2.EXE is a Windows communication utility. It supports drag-and-drop file
transfer using both Ymodem and Xmodem.
Usage :
dcomm2 [/c#] [/b#] [/y] [/x] [filename1…n]
Where:
/c#
/b#
/x
/y
/a
filename
Specifies COM port, where #=1-4
Specifies Baud Rate, where #=9600, 19200, 38400 or 57600
Specifies Xmodem protocol
Specifies Ymodem protocol
Automatic mode, waits and receives all files that are sent
Filename to transfer, supports multiple file names and wildcards (*.dat).
Example:
Dcomm2 /c1 /b57600 /y filename.dat
If you do not specify command line arguments, DCOMM2.EXE will open a dialog
that allows you to receive files or configure the default serial communications port,
baud rate, communications protocol and download path.
An ‘Auto Execute’ command line can also be specified in the configuration screen.
The specified command line will be executed when a file is received.
DWIZARD.EXE (Dolphin Upgrade Wizard)
DWIZARD.EXE is a Windows utility that steps you through the process of
upgrading Dolphin’s Boot Loader, ROM image and Demo application. Simply run
DWIZARD and follow the instructions provided to:
• Upgrade the terminal Boot Loader
• Upgrade the terminal ROM Image (BIOS, A Drive Image)
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HBCFG.EXE (HomeBase Configuration Utility)
HBCFG.EXE is a Windows utility that allows the user to change the baud rate setting
for the Dolphin HomeBase. HBCFG.EXE supports the following command line
arguments:
Usage:
hbcfg [/c#] [/I] [/b#]
Where:
/c#:
Specifies COM port, where #=1-4
/b#:
Specifies Baud Rate, where #=9600, 19200, 38400 or 57600
/I:
Forces HBCFG.EXE to display ‘Please wait Dialog’
Example:
hbcfg /c1 /b57600 /I
If no command line arguments are specified or an error is detected, HBCFG.EXE will
open a dialog that allows the user to select the serial communications port, baud rate,
or run a diagnostic.
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Note: Dip Switch 2 located on the back of the HomeBase must be set in the Up (PROGRAM) position for the
baud rate to be programmed. The HomeBase power must be cycled (turned off and on) for the new dip switch settings
to be recognized.
STL.EXE
STL.EXE is a DOS command line utility for Dolphin that turns the 9th line status
indicators on or off.
Usage:
STL [1] [0]
Where:
1:
0:
Turns the status line on
turns the status line off
Example:
STL 1
If no command line is specified, STL.EXE will toggle the status line off, if it was on, and on if it was off.
YX.EXE
YX.EXE is a DOS command line Ymodem communication tool for the Dolphin
terminal or a PC. YX.EXE supports the following options:
N O T E
When using YX on the
Dolphin 7200
terminal, only COM1
is available.
Usage:
Where:
yx {/c#] [/b#] [/m] [filename]
filename:
/c#:
/b#:
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Specifies COM ports 1-4
(1=Ir Port, 2=Micro DB-9)
Specifies new BAUD rate, 300-57600
Run YX in menu driven mode
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Examples:
yx /b57600 autoexec.bat
yx
yx /m
yx /c2
The default baud rate for the YX.EXE utility is 57600. For your convenience, batch
files are included on the Dolphin terminal to make sending data at a higher baud rate
easier.
To send at 38400, enter <YF> instead of YX/b38400.
To send at 57600, enter <YFF> instead of YX/b57600.
ZZZ.EXE
ZZZ.EXE is a DOS command line utility for Dolphin that places the terminal into
sleep mode.
Note – The terminal can not be placed in sleep mode while it is in the HomeBase. While in a
HomeBase, the terminal must be on so it can monitor the battery status.
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The following Utilities are included in the Dolphin ROM image and are automatically
loaded when the terminal boots. They are NOT included on the Dolphin OS and
Development System Disk.
Utility
Description
EVS.EXE
Enhanced Video System (EVS) is a TSR
that traps standard video BIOS (INT 10H)
calls, and overlays hardware-specific
support for the Dolphin’s LCD. In
addition, EVS provides application and
system level Status line support.
POWERMON.EXE
POWERMON.EXE is a TSR that
monitors battery status and power usage.
POWERMON.EXE is automatically
loaded when the terminal boots.
Dolphin Application Development
Compiling Applications for the Dolphin
Dolphin application development is straightforward. Since Dolphin is DOScompatible, most of the application can be tested on a desktop computer.
Although Dolphin is DOS-compatible, it provides many unique features that are not
built into most PCs. For example, it has an integrated bar code scanner. The Dolphin
libraries provide an API that allows an application to use these features. There are four
libraries provided for linking into applications:
• dolphins.lib for small memory models
• dolphinm.lib for medium memory models
• dolphinc.lib for compact memory models
• dolphinl.lib for large memory models
The header file, dolphin.h, in the c:\dolphin\devtools\ directory contains useful
declarations for using these libraries.
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Sample Applications
A number of sample programs with source code have been provided with your
Dolphin terminal. The sample programs are installed in the
c:\dolphin\devtools\samples directory on your desktop computer.
Application
Description
GRAPH
Draws various patterns on the Dolphin’s LCD display.
KBSTATUS
Displays keystrokes. If the keystroke is non-printable, the hex
value of the keystroke is displayed.
LED
Allows the red and green LEDs to be toggled
ONBHIT
Displays status of the ON key.
SCAN
Allows bar code scanning.
SIO
Performs serial I/O. Displays characters received and sends
key strokes.
SOUND
Runs through the frequency range of the Dolphin’s speaker.
NI
Sample programs for the Numeric Dolphin. This sample is
located in the
C:\DOLPHIN\DEVTOOLS\NUMERIC\BORLAND or
C:\DOLPHIN\DEVTOOLS\NUMERIC\MSVC.
EVSDEMO
Demonstrates graphics, changing fonts, turning the status line
on and off, adding new icons to the status line, and changing
the system cursor.
INV5
Sample inventory application with source code.
Building the Samples
There is one Microsoft Visual C\C++ version 1.52 project file, .mak, for each sample
application. There is also a Borland C++ version 5.0 project file, samples.ide. This
project file will rebuild all sample applications. Consult the documentation for your
compiler for information on the use of project files.
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Compiling the Sample Programs
Note: See the Development API Help file (DAPI.HLP) for complete information regarding the
Dolphin Development Libraries, Samples and Compiling instructions.
Microsoft
In order for an application to use Dolphin’s unique features, you must add a Dolphin
library to the application’s project. There are four libraries located in
c:\dolphin\lib\msvc named dolphinx.lib where x is s, m, c, or l, corresponding to
the memory model.
To add dolphinx.lib to an application’s project:
•
Select the menus Project|Edit.
•
Change List Files of Type: to Library (*.lib). Browse into
c:\dolphin\devtools\lib\msvc. Select dolphinx.lib corresponding to
the memory model. Click the Add button.
•
The Include Files Path must be modified, so the compiler will search for
include files in c:\dolphin\devtools\include.
Borland
For an application to use Dolphin’s unique features, you must add a Dolphin library
must be added to the application’s project. There are five libraries are located in
c:\dolphin\devtools\lib\ orland directory. They are named dolphinx.lib where
x is t, s, m, c, or l, corresponding to the memory model.
To add dolphinx.lib to an application’s project:
•
Right click on the .exe file in the Project Window.
•
Select Add node from the pop-up menu.
•
When the Add to Project List dialog box is displayed, change Files to Type: to
Libraries (*.lib).
•
Browse to c:\dolphin\devtools\lib\borland.
•
Select the dolphinx.lib library corresponding to the memory model. Click the
Open button.
•
The Include Files Path must be modified, so the compiler will search for include
files in c:\dolphin\devtools\include.
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Transferring Files to or from Dolphin
Transferring files between your Dolphin terminal and a desktop PC is easy with the
YX.EXE utility or the Dolphin File Transfer program.
Using the YX.EXE Utility
N O T E
When using YX on the
Dolphin 7200 with Ir
Only terminal, only
COM1 is available.
The YX.EXE utility, installed in the directory c:\dolphin\utils, performs RS-232 file
transfers using Ymodem batch protocol. In addition, YX.EXE is preloaded on the
Dolphin’s A drive. This program can be run by entering commands at the DOS
prompt or by accessing a menu.
YX.EXE supports the following options:
Usage :
yx [/b#] [/m] [filename] [com port]
Where:
filename:
/b#:
/m:
/c#:
refers to file name to send, if not specified YX will receive a file
Specifies new BAUD rate, 300-57600
Run YX in menu driven mode
Specifies COM ports 1-9
(1=Ir Port, 2=Micro DB-9)
Examples:
yx /b57600 autoexec.bat
yx
yx /m
yx/c2
The default baud rate for the YX.EXE utility is 57600. For your convenience, batch
files are included on the Dolphin terminal to make sending data at a higher baud rate
easier.
To send at 38400, enter <YF> instead of YX /b38400.
To send at 57600, enter <YFF> instead of YX /b57600.
Using the Dolphin File Transfer Program
Open the Dolphin program group in Windows Explorer and copy the Dolphin File
Transfer shortcut to your PC’s desktop. Putting the shortcut on your desktop
simplifies the file transfer process.
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Sending a File to the Dolphin
1.
Open the Dolphin File Transfer Program Configuration dialog box. Check to
make sure the baud rate is set at 57600. This is the default for YX.EXE. Close
the Configuration dialog box and exit the Dolphin File Transfer program. To
change the baud rate, see the section on “Sending Files at a Higher Rate” on the next
page.
2.
Open Windows Explorer. Resize and move the window so that you can see both
Explorer and the Dolphin File Transfer shortcut on your desktop.
3.
In Windows Explorer, select the file to be transferred and, while holding down the
left mouse button, drag and drop the file on the Dolphin File Transfer shortcut on
the desktop. This opens the Dolphin File Transfer program.
4.
At the Dolphin’s C: prompt, enter <YX>.
5.
Press <ENTER> on the Dolphin terminal to begin the file transfer. The COMM
LED on the Dolphin HomeBase will blink red and green during the transfer. You
can also view the progress of the file transfer on the Dolphin screen and Dolphin
File Transfer program window.
N O T E
The configuration
switches are checked
at power up.
Changes in the
switch settings will
not be recognized
until power is
cycled.
Sending a File From Dolphin to Your PC
1.
Double-click on the Dolphin File Transfer shortcut to open the program.
2.
Open the Configuration dialog box. Check to make ensure the baud rate is set at
57600.
3.
At the Dolphin’s C: prompt, enter <YX> [Filename].
4.
Click on the Receive File button.
5.
Press <ENTER> on the Dolphin terminal to begin the file transfer. The COMM
LED on the Dolphin HomeBase will blink red and green during the transfer. You
can also view the progress of the file transfer on the Dolphin screen and in the
Dolphin File Transfer program window.
Sending Files At A Higher Rate
A batch file containing command lines for sending and receiving files at higher baud
rates is also loaded on the Dolphin terminal. To send at a higher rate, the Dolphin
HomeBase must be programmed at the higher baud rate. Configuration Switch 2
should be in the down position. Refer to the section on Baud Rate Selection in
Configuring a Single Dolphin HomeBase or Creating a HomeBase Network later in this chapter.
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To send at 38400 baud rate, enter <YF> at the DOS prompt instead of <YX>.
•
To send at 57600 baud rate, enter <YFF> at the DOS prompt.
Using the Dolphin File Transfer Program and YX in Menu Mode
You can also use YX in menu mode to send and receive files from the Dolphin to
your PC and vice versa with the Dolphin File Transfer program and YX.EXE on the
PC.
Sending Files to the Dolphin
To use a menu for sending files to the Dolphin, follow these steps:
1.
Open the Configuration dialog box. Check to make sure the baud rate is set at
57600. This is the default for YX.EXE.
2.
Enter <YX /M> at the Dolphin terminal’s DOS prompt.
3.
Press <ENTER> and the menu below will appear on your Dolphin terminal’s
screen:
Port = 1
Baud Rate = 9600
F1 – Send File
F2 - Receive File
F3 - Set Baud Rate
F4 - Choose Port
Q - Quit
N O T E
When using the menu,
press <F3> to change
to a higher baud rate.
If you are using a
HomeBase to transfer
files, be sure to set
Configuration
Switch 2 on the
HomeBase in the up
position.
4.
In Windows Explorer, select the file to be transferred and, while holding down the
left mouse button, drag and drop the file on the Dolphin File Transfer shortcut on
the desktop. This opens the Dolphin File Transfer program.
5.
Press <F2> to begin the file transfer. If you are using a HomeBase to transfer
files, the COMM LED will blink red and green during the transfer. You can also
view the progress of the file transfer on the Dolphin screen and status bar in the
Dolphin File Transfer program window.
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1.
Double-click on the Dolphin File Transfer shortcut to open the program.
2.
Open the Configuration dialog box. Check to make sure the baud rate is set at
57600.
3.
Enter <YX /M> at the Dolphin terminal’s DOS prompt.
4.
Press <ENTER> and the menu below will appear on your Dolphin terminal’s
screen:
5.
Click on the Receive File button.
6.
Press <F1> on your Dolphin terminal and then enter the name of the file. Press
<ENTER>. If you are using a HomeBase to transfer files, the COMM LED on
the Dolphin HomeBase will blink red and green during the transfer. You can also
view the progress of the file transfer on the Dolphin screen and status bar in the
Dolphin File Transfer program window.
Dolphin EVS Engine
The EVS engine provides bit-mapped graphics support for the Dolphin LCD. EVS is
the primary interface between an application and BIOS graphics functions. The EVS
engine consists of three basic parts:
1.
A TSR (EVS.EXE) that traps standard video BIOS (INT 10H) calls, and overlays
hardware specific support for the Dolphin LCD.
2.
A set of API routines that allow easy access to the EVS specific routines. These
functions have been merged into the standard Dolphin Development API and are
documented in the Dolphin API Help file (DAPI.HLP).
3.
Application and system level Status line support.
The EVS engine eliminates the need for an application to directly access the hardware
layer. The EVS engine maintains an image of the display in memory (118 pixels wide
by 73 pixels tall). All application screen access (read/write) is filtered so as to write to
the display image rather to the hardware. The EVS engine then updates the hardware
(e.g. writes to the display) as necessary. This process allows for support of a single
display plane that combines graphics and text.
For more on the Dolphin EVS Engine, see the Dolphin OS and Development System
electronic help file.
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Dolphin ROM Image and Boot Loader
Upgrading the Dolphin ROM Image
Important Notice: Before installing the Dolphin OS and Development System, you must remove all
previous installations. To do this, delete the C:\DOLPHIN directory and all files contained within
as well as the Dolphin Group or Folder. Only install the most recent release of the Dolphin ROM
IMAGE and Boot Loader. Loading an old version of the ROM IMAGE or Boot Loader can
make the Dolphin unstable or inoperable, and requiring you to return the unit to HHP for repair.
The Dolphin terminal has a Boot Loader incorporated that allows the developer to
upgrade or reload the ROM IMAGE.
Follow these steps to manually reload the ROM IMAGE and Operating System from
DOS:
1.
Verify that Configuration Switch 2 on the back of the Dolphin HomeBase is set to
“Fixed BPS” and Switch 1 is set to “Single”. Power must be turned off and then
on to accept the new dip switch settings.
2.
Make sure the serial cable is properly installed and power is properly connected to
the HomeBase. Make sure no other communications programs are running on
the PC.
3.
Start the Dolphin Boot Loader. Hold down the “7” and “9” keys with one hand.
With your other hand, press and release the “ON/SCAN”, “SHIFT” and “BKSP”
keys. Release the “7” and “9” keys. You should see the screen below. If not,
repeat step three.
SYS Utilities X.XX
1)
2)
3)
Download
Launch Bios
Set Baud Rate
Baud: 57600
4.
Press “3” to select Baud rate. Press “1” to set baud rate to 57600.
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1) 9600
2) 19200
3) 38400
4) 57600
Baud: 9600
5.
Press 1 to download.
Upgrading the Dolphin Boot Loader
W A R N I N G
Only install the most
recent release of the
Dolphin ROM IMAGE
and Boot Loader.
DO NOT load an old
version of the ROM
IMAGE or Bootloader.
The Dolphin may
become unstable or
inoperable requiring
you to return the unit
to HHP for repair.
Note: We recommend that you use the Dolphin Upgrade WIZARD to update the Dolphin Boot
Loader, ROM image and Demo application. Simply run DWIZARD and follow the instructions
provided.
While it is unlikely that you will ever need to reload the Dolphin Boot Loader, an
image of the Dolphin Boot Loader is included with the Dolphin OS and Development
System just in case. The Boot Loader image is installed in the
c:\dolphin\BOOTLDR directory on your PC.
To load or reload Dolphin’s Boot Loader:
1.
Transfer BURN.EXE and BOOTLDR.BIN to Dolphin’s FLASH Drive C:.
2.
Execute BURN.EXE. The OS Boot Loader is updated and the files BURN.EXE
and BOOTLDR.BIN are deleted.
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Chapter 10 Troubleshooting
and Warranty Information
Dolphin® 7200 Terminal
Describes troubleshooting tips, solutions for problems you may encounter with the
Dolphin 7200 terminal or HomeBase and warranty information.
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Just In Case
The Dolphin 7200 terminal and Dolphin HomeBase are both designed to provide
years of trouble-free use. Both products are covered by a one-year limited warranty.
This chapter includes troubleshooting tips, warranty information, describes how to
obtain technical support.
Before Calling For Application Support
If you have problems with either the Dolphin terminal or HomeBase, review the list of
symptoms and solutions included in this chapter. If the problem isn’t listed in this
chapter, contact your Reseller or Hand Held Products’ Application Support
Department for assistance.
Troubleshooting the Dolphin Terminal and
HomeBase
This table describes some of the common problems/symptoms and solutions that you
could encounter while using your Dolphin terminal or Dolphin HomeBase. If you
need further assistance with troubleshooting your terminal, contact your HHP
Authorized Reseller.
If You Have This
Problem/Symptom
The display is blank, the
Dolphin terminal will not
turn on.
Try This:
Is the battery is low? Recharge or replace it with a known good
battery.
Reset the Dolphin terminal.
When booting up the
Dolphin, I see the
message ‘CMOS MEM
size wrong’ for a second
or two and the unit
continues to boot. Is
there something wrong
with my unit?
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When the Dolphin’s internal NiMH battery is not charged or run
down, this message will display and the terminal’s settings are
reset to their default values. This includes the date and time which
is reset to January 1, 1980 and 12:00 AM. The terminal is fine.
You simply need to recharge the internal battery and reset the
Dolphin’s date and time. To do this, insert a fully charged battery
in the Dolphin and then use the DOS Date and Time function to
set the correct date and time. The internal back-up battery requires
a minimum of 5 hours of charging time in order to perform and
maintain the system as described in Chapter 2 of this manual.
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If You Have This
Problem/Symptom
The Dolphin terminal
will not scan a bar code.
Try This:
The bar code may be out of spec. Try reading some of the bar code
examples in Appendix C, or locate a bar code sample that you know
can be read by another Dolphin terminal.
Is the exit window dirty? Clean it with a soft dry cloth. If the exit
window is badly scratched, the Dolphin terminal should be returned
to HHP for repair.
Consult your software developer to ensure the correct bar code
symbology is being used.
The battery in the
Dolphin terminal keeps
failing.
If the battery has been stored for a long period of time, it may take
three charge/discharge cycles before the battery reaches its full
storage capacity.
The capacity of NiMH batteries decreases as the number of
charge/discharge cycles increases. So, if you are experiencing low
run times, a new battery may be required.
To increase the run time of the Dolphin terminal, try to limit the use
of the speaker, scan engine and backlight.
The Dolphin terminal is
not communicating with
the host computer.
Make sure the HomeBase is connected to a power source.
Make sure the Dolphin terminal is inserted properly into the
HomeBase. The CHARGING MAINBATT LED should be solid
green. If not, remove the Dolphin terminal and reinsert it into the
HomeBase.
Ensure the communications baud rate is set correctly. Set
communications for 57600, N, 8, 1. Make sure that Configuration
Switch 2 on the back of the HomeBase is set to “Fixed BPS”.
I can not enter a “:” to
change to Drive B: at
the DOS prompt.
The ‘CHARGING
AUXBATT’ LED does
not come on when I
insert a battery pack
into the Dolphin
HomeBase.
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Make sure the RS-232 cable is properly attached to the HomeBase
and host computer. Also, check to ensure that the cable is
configured properly.
The “:” is a special character that can be entered by typing “SHIFT”
“Z”. See reference to special characters in “Using the
Alphanumeric Keypad” or “Using the Numeric Keypad” section for
additional information.
Check the power connections on the Dolphin HomeBase. Also
check to ensure the battery pack is properly seated.
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If You Have This
Problem/Symptom
The ‘CHARGING
AUXBATT’ LED
constantly changes from
RED to ORANGE to
GREEN.
The ‘CHARGING
MAIN BATT’ LED is
on, but the Dolphin
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Try This:
The NiMH battery pack may need to be replaced. Insert a new
battery pack into the Dolphin HomeBase’s auxiliary battery well.
Check the cable connections to other devices. If you are connecting
to another DCE device, be sure you’re using a null modem cable.
Try a previously tested cable if you suspect a bad cable.
Check your communications program in both the Dolphin terminal
and the RS-232 device with which you are communicating. Verify
that the baud rates are set properly.
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If You Have This
Problem/Symptom
Image not readable or
too dark
Try This:
Move to an area with more light to take image.
Black & White Image:
Grayscale Image:
Image not readable,
distorted
Hold Dolphin with Image-Capture terminal at 90 degree angle.
Black & White Image:
Grayscale Image:
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If You Have This
Problem/Symptom
Image not readable, cut
off
Try This:
You are holding terminal too close to subject. Hold the terminal at
a 90 degree angle and move it further away from the subject.
Black and White Image:
Grayscale Image:
Image not readable,
dirty lens
Wipe lens with clean, lint free cloth.
Black and White Image:
Grayscale Image:
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If You Have This
Problem/Symptom
Image not readable; too
small.
Try This:
You are holding the terminal too far away from the subject. Hold
the terminal at a 90 degree angle and move it closer to the subject.
Black and White Image:
Grayscale Image:
Image not readable due
to reflection
Adjust the angle at which you are holding the Dolphin terminal to
avoid a reflection.
Black and White Image:
Grayscale Image:
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Resetting The Dolphin Terminal
Under normal circumstances, you should not need to reset the Dolphin terminal.
However, if required, you can reset the terminal with one of the following methods:
1.
Perform the “Three Key Reset.”
The Dolphin terminal can be reset by pressing and releasing the “SHIFT”,
“ON/SCAN” and “BKSP” keys. All three keys must be held down and released at
the same time.
2.
Press the Reset Switch.
The reset switch is located in the battery compartment of the Dolphin terminal.
Reset Switch
Use the tip of an unfolded paper clip (or other similar blunt object) to gently press the
reset switch.
Note: The recess hole for the reset switch may be covered with a small plastic cover.
This cover must be removed and placed back in position after accessing the reset
switch.
3.
Remove the Main Battery.
If the methods described above are not successful, the Dolphin terminal may be reset
by removing the main battery for an extended period of time. The terminal will reset
when the Dolphin’s internal backup battery is completely drained of power. This
process may take up to 5 hours.
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Warranty Information
Who Is Covered By The Warranty
Limited Warranty
Welch Allyn Data Collection, Inc., d/b/a Hand Held Products ("HHP") warrants its
products to be free from defects in materials and workmanship and to conform to
HHP’s published specifications applicable to the products purchased at the time of
shipment. This warranty does not cover any HHP product which is (i) improperly
installed or used; (ii) damaged by accident or negligence, including failure to follow the
proper maintenance, service, and cleaning schedule; or (iii) damaged as a result of (A)
modification or alteration by the purchaser or other party, (B) excessive voltage or
current supplied to or drawn from the interface connections, (C) static electricity or
electro-static discharge, (D) operation under conditions beyond the specified operating
parameters, or (E) repair or service of the product by anyone other than HHP or its
authorized representatives.
This warranty shall extend from the time of shipment for the duration published by
HHP for the product at the time of purchase ("Warranty Period"). Any defective
product must be returned (at purchaser’s expense) during the Warranty Period to
HHP’s factory or authorized service center for inspection. No product will be
accepted by HHP without a Return Materials Authorization, which may be obtained
by contacting HHP. In the event that the product is returned to HHP or its
authorized service center within the Warranty Period and HHP determines to its
satisfaction that the product is defective due to defects in materials or workmanship,
HHP, at its sole option, will either repair or replace the product without charge, except
for return shipping to HHP.
EXCEPT AS MAY BE OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY APPLICABLE LAW,
THE FOREGOING WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER COVENANTS
OR WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, ORAL OR
WRITTEN, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE.
HHP’S RESPONSIBILITY AND PURCHASER’S EXCLUSIVE REMEDY
UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO THE REPAIR OR
REPLACEMENT OF THE DEFECTIVE PRODUCT. IN NO EVENT SHALL
HHP BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES, AND, IN NO EVENT, SHALL ANY LIABILITY OF HHP
ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH ANY PRODUCT SOLD HEREUNDER
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(WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY ARISES FROM A CLAIM BASED ON
CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT, OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE
ACTUAL AMOUNT PAID TO HHP FOR THE PRODUCT. THESE
LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY SHALL REMAIN IN FULL FORCE AND
EFFECT EVEN WHEN HHP MAY HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH INJURIES, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES. SOME STATES,
PROVINCES, OR COUNTRIES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR
LIMITATIONS OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO
THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
All provisions of this Limited Warranty are separate and severable, which means that if
any provision is held invalid and unenforceable, such determination shall not affect the
validity of enforceability of the other provisions hereof.
See table below for the limited duration of the warranty for the configuration of
Dolphin 7200 or peripheral you have purchased.
Product
Standard Factory Warranty
Dolphin 7200 Batch Laser
1 year
Dolphin 7200 RF Laser
1 year
Dolphin 7200 Batch iButton
1 year
Dolphin 7200 Batch RS-232
1 year
Dolphin 7200-2D Batch
2 years
Standard HomeBase
1 year
Compact HomeBase
1 year
The limited duration of the warranty for batteries is one year. The battery life will be
greatly increased when following the specific battery instructions in the user guide.
Rechargeable batteries are highly susceptible to “battery memory” and if instructions
are not followed, the amount of hours of usage and the life of the battery are greatly
reduced.
Batteries returned to Hand Held Products in this reduced state may or may not be
replaced under this warranty.
Hand Held Products, Inc. extends these warranties only to the first end-users of the
products. These warranties are non-transferable.
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How Problems Should Be Handled
Should the Dolphin terminal or HomeBase prove to be defective within the warranty
period, return the product, as described in the RMA procedures below, and we will, at
our option, repair or replace the product, to whatever extent HHP deems necessary to
restore the product to proper operating condition, without any charge to you.
N O T E
You must have an
RMA number to
receive service on
your product at
the repair facility
for North and
South, Asia and
the Pacific Rim.
Return Information
If you purchased the product from an Authorized Hand Held Products Reseller,
contact the Reseller with the unit’s serial number. Your Reseller will contact Hand
Held, on your behalf, to arrange for the unit to be serviced.
If you purchased the product directly from Hand Held, or have been instructed by
your Reseller to contact Hand Held directly, call the Customer Services Department in
your area to request a Repair Maintenance Authorization (RMA) number. Note: An
RMA number is not needed for service at the Europe, the Middle East, Africa or United Kingdom
repair facilities.
North America:
(TEL) 1-(800)-782-4263
(FAX)+1-(704)-566-9904
Latin America
(TEL)+1-(941)-263-7600
(FAX)+1-(941)-263-9689
Europe, Middle East and Africa:
(TEL)+31-40 24 24 486
(FAX)+31-40 24 25 672
The United Kingdom:
(TEL)+44 (0) 1925 240 055
(FAX)+44 (0) 1925 245 225
Asia Pacific
(TEL) +852 2511 3050
(FAX) +852 2511 3557
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You must have an RMA number to receive service from the repair facility for North
and South America, Asia and the Pacific Rim. Failure to obtain an RMA number
before shipping your product to this repair facility may result in the product being
returned without being serviced. RMA numbers are valid for 30 days within the
United States and 60 days Internationally.
When calling for service at any of our repair facilities, please be prepared to give the
following information:
• Product’s type and serial number
• Brief description of problem
• Dated Proof-of-Purchase
Place the product in its original packaging with a copy of your original invoice and ship
the product prepaid to the appropriate address below:
North and South America, Asia, Pacific Rim
Hand Held Products
Product Service Department
7510 East Independence Blvd., #100
Charlotte, NC 28227-9411
RMA Number:__________________________
Europe, Middle East and Africa :
The United Kingdom :
HHP Product Service Department
Hondsruglaan 87D
5628 DB Eindhoven
The Netherlands
HHP Product Service Department
1st Floor
Dallam Court
Dallam Lane
Warrington, Cheshire WA2 7LT
United Kingdom
If your equipment is still covered under the initial end-user’s product warranty, please
notify the Customer Services Representative when you call. Please include a copy of
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the original invoice in the package to avoid possible service delays. For your
protection, we recommend you insure any equipment being sent to HHP.
After repair or replacement of the equipment, Hand Held Products will ship the
product, at our cost, to your location. Non-warranty repairs will be returned, at the
customer’s expense, unless otherwise requested. Units currently under a service
agreement will be shipped per the service agreement.
Please make note of the RMA number (if required) before shipping and the product’s
serial number for future reference.
How To Extend Your Warranty
Hand Held Products offers a variety of service plans on our hardware products. These
agreements offer continued coverage for your equipment after the initial warranty
expires. For more information, contact your Hand Held sales representative, customer
account representative or the Product Service Marketing Manager or your Authorized
Reseller.
Application Support
If you have a question or problem with your Dolphin terminal or Dolphin HomeBase,
you can get technical assistance from Hand Held’s Application Support department.
Application Support – North and South America, Asia and Pacific Rim:
(TEL) 1-(800) 782-4263
(FAX) 1-(704) 532-4191
8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday
Application Support – Europe, Middle East and Africa :
(TEL)+31-40 24 24 486
(FAX)+31-40 24 25 672
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Central European Time, Monday through Friday
Application Support – The United Kingdom :
(TEL) : INT+ 44 1925 240055
(FAX) : INT+ 44 1925 631280
9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., UK Time, Monday through Friday
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Appendix A Dolphin 7200 Terminal Specifications
Product
Dolphin 7200 Batch Dolphin 7200 RF
Dolphin 7200 RS-232
Dolphin 7200 with
iButton Reader
Dolphin 7200-2D
Terminal
Specifications
Case Material
Polycarbonate ABS Blend,
Splash-resistant, one-piece
module
Same
Same
Same
Same
Dimensions
Length: 6.85 in. (17 cm)
Width: 2.63 in. (7 cm)
Depth at handle: 1.62 in.
(4 cm)
Depth at front: 1.83 in.
(5 cm)
Length: 6.85 in. (without
antenna) (17 cm)
Width: 2.63 in. (7 cm)
Depth at handle: 1.62 in.
(4 cm)
Depth at front: 2.25 in.
(5 cm)
Length: 6.85 in. (174 mm)
Width: 2.63 in. (7 cm)
Depth at handle: 1.62 in.
(4 cm)
Depth at front: 2.25 in.
(5 cm)
Length: 7.1 in.
Width: 2.63 in. (7 cm)
Depth at handle: 1.62 in.
(4 cm)
Depth at front: 1.83 in.
(5 cm)
Length: 6.85 in. (17 cm)
Width: 2.63 in. (7 cm)
Depth at handle: 1.62 in.
(4 cm)
Depth at front: 2.25 in.
(5 cm)
Ergonomics
Patented shape onehanded operation; fits
either hand comfortably
Same
Same
Same
Same
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A
D O L P H I N
Product Family
7 2 0 0
T E R M I N A L
Dolphin 7200 Batch
S P E C I F I C A T I O N S
Dolphin 7200 RF
Dolphin 7200 RS-232 Dolphin 7200 with
iButton Reader
Dolphin 7200-2D
12 oz (340 gm)
14 oz (397 gm)
14.3 oz. (406 gm)
Terminal Specifications (con’t.)
Weight (including
battery)
12 oz (340 gm)
Display
8 lines of 20 characters per
line, 119 x 73 graphics
pixels, Alpha-Numeric,
scrollable, Application
software controllable pixel
graphics, 6 x 8 pixel matrix,
Electroluminescent
Backlight
Same
Same
Same
Same
Keypad
Alphanumeric keypad—36
keys; Numeric keyboard-20
keys with shifted alpha keys
Alphanumeric keypad—
36 keys; Numeric
keyboard-20 keys with
shifted alpha keys;
Terminal emulation
keypad overlays for IBM
3270, IBM 5250 & DEC
VT220
Same as Dolphin 7200
Batch
Same as Dolphin 7200
Batch
Same as Dolphin 7200
Batch
Communication
Interface
Optical IRDA optical, max
115kbs
Same
Same
Same
Same
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14.5 oz (411 gm)
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A P P E N D I X
A
D O L P H I N
Product
7 2 0 0
T E R M I N A L
Dolphin 7200 Batch
S P E C I F I C A T I O N S
Dolphin 7200 RF
Dolphin 7200 RS-232 Dolphin 7200 with
iButton Reader
Dolphin 7200-2D
Same
Same
Same
Same
Internal application
software controllable
speaker, emits sound level
of 80 dB at 10 cm.
External application
software controllable
speaker, emits sound level
of 90 dB at 10 cm.
Same as Dolphin 7200 RF
Same as Dolphin 7200
Batch
Same as Dolphin 7200 RF
Rechargeable 3.6V 3 cell
battery pack @ 1,500 mAh
Same
Same
Same
Same
Same
Same
Same
Same
Same
Same
Same
Same
Terminal Specifications (con’t.)
Visual Indicators
Red light is on during
“Laser Scanning,”
Green light blinks when
“Successful decode”
Audio Indicators
Power Specifications
Primary
Backup
Power Management
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Length: 2.2 in. (5.6 cm)
Width: 1.8 in. (4.6 cm)
Depth: .0.8 ( 2 cm)
Internal NiHM Back-up
battery retains memory &
clock for up to 30 minutes
Low-battery detection &
automatic shut-off with
battery voltage levels.
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A
Product
D O L P H I N
7 2 0 0
T E R M I N A L
Dolphin 7200
Batch
S P E C I F I C A T I O N S
Dolphin 7200 RF
Dolphin 7200 RS-232 Dolphin 7200 with
iButton Reader
Dolphin 7200-2D
AMD ELAN SC310
386SX microprocessor
Same
Same
Same
Same
2 MB RAM with 8
MB non-volatile
FLASH memory
expandable to 16 MB
2 MB RAM with 8 MB nonvolatile FLASH memory
2 MB RAM with 8 MB
non-volatile FLASH
memory
2 MB RAM with 8 MB
non-volatile FLASH
memory
2 MB RAM with 8 MB
non-volatile FLASH
memory
Processing Specifications
CPU
Memory
No expansion FLASH
No expansion FLASH
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No expansion FLASH
A P P E N D I X
A
D O L P H I N
Product
7 2 0 0
T E R M I N A L
Dolphin 7200 Batch
S P E C I F I C A T I O N S
Dolphin 7200 RF
Dolphin 7200 RS-232 Dolphin 7200 with
iButton Reader
Dolphin 7200-2D
Same
Same
Same
Same
Same
Same
Same
GS-DOS architecture
programmable with
standard x86 development
tools; Microsoft C/C++
libraries provided for nonPC standard functions
(image engine support,
communication & power
management)
Processing Specifications (con’t.)
Real Time Clock
Accurate, crystal-controlled
real time clock/calendar
Application software
controllable time/date
stamping
Operating System
GS-DOS architecture
programmable with
standard x86 development
tools; Microsoft C/C++
libraries provided for nonPC standard functions
(scan engine support,
communication & power
management)
Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature
-10 to 50°C (14 to 122°F);
Same
Same
Same
Same
Storage Temperature
Operates at –20° for a
short time with little loss of
LCD quality
-20 to 70°C (-4 to 158°F)
Same
Same
Same
Same
Same
Same
Same
Same
Humidity
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Operates in up to 95%
non-condensing humidity
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A
D O L P H I N
Product
7 2 0 0
T E R M I N A L
Dolphin 7200 Batch
S P E C I F I C A T I O N S
Dolphin 7200 RF
Dolphin 7200 RS-232 Dolphin 7200 with
iButton Reader
Dolphin 7200-2D
Same
Same
Same
Electrical Static Discharge
Independently certified to
meet IP-64 standards for
moisture & particle
resistance
15KV
Independently certified to
meet IP-54 standards for
moisture & particle
resistance
Same
Same
Same
Same
Fire Retardant Rating
UL 94-VO
Same
Same
Same
Same
Environmental Specifications
Structural Integrity
Survives multiple 5 ft
(1.5 m) drops to concrete
2.4 GHz Specifications
WLIF
802.11b
Radio
----
Integrated
WLIF/
OpenAIR
Integrated
Cisco
802.11b
----
----
----
Frequency
----
2.4 to
2.4835
GHz
2.4 to
2.4835
GHz
----
----
----
Output Power
----
100mW
30mW
----
----
----
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A
D O L P H I N
Product
7 2 0 0
T E R M I N A L
Dolphin 7200 Batch
S P E C I F I C A T I O N S
Dolphin 7200 RF
Dolphin 7200 RS-232 Dolphin 7200 with
iButton Reader
Dolphin 7200-2D
2.4 Ghz Specifications (con’t.)
WLIF
802.11b
Data Rate
----
1.6 Mbps
per channel
in highspeed
mode; 800
Kbps in
back-off
mode
1, 2, 5.5
and 11
Mbps
----
----
----
Modulation
----
4FSK
(BFSK in
back off
mode)
DBPSK at
1 Mbps;
DQPSK at
2Mbps;
CCK at 5.5
and 11
Mbps
----
----
----
Typical Range
----
<500 ft
(150 m ) in
offices,
<1000 ft
(300 m) in
open spaces
1500 ft
(460 m)
open
environme
nt; 300 ft
(90 m)
office
----
----
----
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A
D O L P H I N
Product
7 2 0 0
T E R M I N A L
Dolphin 7200
S P E C I F I C A T I O N S
Dolphin 7200 RF
Dolphin 7200
RS-232
Dolphin 7200 with
iButton Reader
Dolphin 7200-2D
2.4 Ghz Specifications (con’t.)
WLIF
802.11b
Technology
----
Frequency
Hopping
SpreadSpectrum
Direct
Sequence
Spread
Spectrum
----
----
----
Channels
----
15
independent
3 nonoverlapping
----
----
----
WLIF
802.11b
Network Information
Drivers
----
ODI
supports
major
network
operating
systems
NDIS2,
NDIS3,
NDIS4,
NDIS5
ODI, and
Packet
----
----
----
Media Access Protocol
----
Optimized
CSMA/CA
Same
----
----
----
Software
----
Standard
TCP/IP
Stack
Same
----
----
----
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A
D O L P H I N
Product
7 2 0 0
T E R M I N A L
Dolphin 7200
S P E C I F I C A T I O N S
Dolphin 7200 RF
Dolphin 7200 RS-232 Dolphin 7200 with
iButton Reader
Dolphin 7200 2D
Bar Code Specifications
Standard scan engine
Standard HP, scans 2 - 36"
(5 - 91cm); scans in high
ambient light
Same
Same
Same
-------
Optional scan engines
Long-Range (LR) Scans up
to 15 ft. (4.6 ft.) with
reflective labels
Same
Same
Same
--------
High-Density (HD) Scans
small bar codes >2 mil
No Scan Engine
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A
D O L P H I N
7 2 0 0
T E R M I N A L
S P E C I F I C A T I O N S
Product
Dolphin 7200
Dolphin 7200 RF
Dolphin 7200 RS-232 Dolphin 7200 with
iButton Reader
Dolphin 7200 2D
Bar code symbol types
Code 3 of 9, Interleaved 2
of 5, EAN, Codabar, Code
128, Plessey MSI, Code 11,
Code 93, UPC
Same
Same
1D linear codes:
Code 3 of 9, Interleaved 2
of 5, Code 11, TLC Code
39, IATA 2 of 5, MSI, UPC
A, UPC EO, UPC EI,
EAN/EAN13, Codabar,
Code 128, Code 93
2D codes:
PDF417, microPDF,
Maxicode, Datamatrix,
Aztec, QR Code, Code 49
Same
Composite codes:
RSS-14, CODABLOCK,
AZTEC MESA
OCR codes (Optical
Character Recognition):
OCR A and OCR B
Postal Codes:
Postnet and most
international 4 state codes,
PLANET CODE, BPO 4
STATE, CANADIAN 4
STATE, DUTCH
POSTAL, AUSTRALIAN
4 STATE, JAPANESE
POSTAL
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A
D O L P H I N
Product
7 2 0 0
T E R M I N A L
S P E C I F I C A T I O N S
Dolphin 7200
Dolphin 7200 RF
Dolphin 7200 RS-232 Dolphin 7200 with
iButton Reader
Dolphin 7200-2D
Communication Speed
----
----
----
Product
Dolphin 7200
Dolphin 7200 RF
Dolphin 7200 RS-232 Dolphin 7200 with
iButton Reader
Dolphin 7200-2D
----
----
-----
CMOS Sensor: 640 x 480
Pixel
iButton Reader
115.2kbps
Digital Camera
CMOS Camera
----
2 to 9 in. (5 to 23 cm)
operating range
256 level gray scale image
Operates in range of light
from outdoors to total
darkness
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A P P E N D I X
A
D O L P H I N
Product
7 2 0 0
T E R M I N A L
S P E C I F I C A T I O N S
Dolphin 7200
Dolphin 7200 RF
Dolphin 7200 RS-232 Dolphin 7200 with
iButton Reader
Dolphin 7200 2D
----
----
----
Standard: (LR) scans 2 to 9
in. (5 to 23cm)
High-Density (HD): scans
2 to 4 in. (5 to 12cm)
Long-Range (LX):
4250 Image Engine
Image Engine Options
Bar code and Auto-ID
symbol types
1D linear codes:
Code 3 of 9, Interleaved 2
of 5, Code 11, TLC Code
39, IATA 2 of 5, MSI, UPC
A, UPC EO, UPC EI,
EAN/EAN13, Codabar,
Code 128, Code 93
2D codes:
PDF417, microPDF,
Maxicode, Datamatrix,
Aztec, QR Code, Code 49
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A
D O L P H I N
Product
7 2 0 0
T E R M I N A L
S P E C I F I C A T I O N S
Dolphin 7200
Dolphin 7200 RF
Dolphin 7200 RS-232 Dolphin 7200 with
iButton Reader
Dolphin 7200-2D
-----
----
----
Composite codes:
RSS-14, CODABLOCK,
AZTEC MESA
OCR codes (Optical
Character Recognition):
OCR A and OCR B
Postal Codes:
Postnet and most
international 4 state codes,
PLANET CODE, BPO 4
STATE, CANADIAN 4
STATE, DUTCH
POSTAL, AUSTRALIAN
4 STATE, JAPANESE
POSTAL
4250 Image Engine
Image Engine Options
continued
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Appendix B Bar Code Samples
With the HHP Demo program, the Dolphin terminal is programmed to read these codes.
Practice scanning each of the bar codes, and notice the LCD window after you scan each
code.
Code 39 (Code 3 of 9)
EAN (UPC variation)
UPC
Interleave 2 of 5 (I2of5)
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Appendix C Dolphin 7200 Scan Maps
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Appendix D IQ Imaging Test Target
Make copies of this page to use with the Dolphin 7200-2D terminal IQ Imaging demo as
described on page 76.
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Appendix E GS-DOS Commands
The Dolphin terminal ships with General Software DOS (GS-DOS). GS-DOS is
compatible with Microsoft DOS (MS-DOS) and is optimized to run in a very small
amount of memory.
The following is a list of internal commands supported by GS-DOS:
HELP
BREAK
CALL
CD (CHDIR)
CLS
COPY
CTTY
DATE
DEL (ERASE)
DELAY
DIR
ECHO
EXIT
FOR
GOTO
IFMD (MKDIR)
PATH
PAUSE
PROMPT
RD (RMDIR)
REM
REBOOT
REN
SHIFT
SET
SWITCH
SYNC
TIME
TRUENAME
TYPE
VER
VERIFY
VOL
The following section describe the internal GS DOS commands in detail.
Warning: The command line functions are intended for developers only. Some
commands may produce undesirable results or may not function at all. In
addition, the LCD may not display the command results properly.
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HELP
The HELP command displays a list of the commands that are supported by the
command interpreter.
Syntax: HELP
BREAK
The BREAK command changes or displays how GS DOS handles break-ins by the user
with ^C and CTL-BRK key sequences. If BREAK is ON, then GS DOS will break out
of a running program or batch file when the ^C or CTL-BRK keys are pressed. If
BREAK is OFF, then GS DOS will not break out, but will instead pass the keys pressed
to the program.
Syntax: BREAK [ONlOFF]
CALL
The CALL command executes a pre-recorded list of commands as a subroutine.
Syntax: Call [d:] [pathname] [parameter1] [parameter2] [… ]
CD (CHDIR)
The CD command displays the current directory of the specified drive, or can change the
current directory of the specified drive. If no drive is specified, then the default drive is
used.
Syntax: CD [drive:][pathname]
CLS
The CLS command clears the terminal's screen and resets the cursor position to the
upper-left hand corner of the screen. The next prompt is issued on the top line of the
screen.
Syntax: CLS
COPY
The COPY command copies one or more files to a new destination. If the destination
path names a file, then all of the source files are written to the target file, concatenated
together.
Syntax: COPY [drive:]pathname [drive:]pathname
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CTTY
The CTTY command changes the default console device
Syntax: CTTY device
Note: This command is not supported the Dolphin Terminal.
DATE
The DATE command displays the current date (month, day, date, and year) on the
screen. If a user specifies a new date on the command line, then DATE will change the
date to the one specified. This command updates the battery-maintained clock so that
the new date will be remembered across power-downs.
Syntax: DATE [mon-dd-yyyy]
DEL (ERASE or ERA)
The DEL command deletes one or more files from a file system on a specific drive. If
the specified path is a directory, all files in that directory will be deleted. If the path
contains wildcards, then all files that match the wildcard specification will be deleted.
Syntax: DEL [drive:]pathname
DELAY
The DELAY command delays a batch file for a specified amount of time.
Syntax: DELAY seconds
DIR
The DIR command displays the files and sub-directories in a directory on the specified
drive. If the drive is not specified, then the default drive is assumed. DIR uses the path
operand to determine which files to list. If the path is not specified, then the current
directory is assumed. If the specified path is a directory name, then all files in that
directory are listed. If the specified path is a wildcard filename, then all files matching the
path specification are listed.
Syntax: DIR [drive:][path] [wildcard-filename]
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ECHO
The ECHO command has two functions; namely, control of the ECHO flag, and
displaying messages in batch files. ECHO mode controls the command processor's
echoing of commands in batch files. If ECHO mode is on, then commands read from
batch files are automatically echoed to the screen before they are executed. If ECHO
mode is off, then commands are not echoed as they are executed. To display the current
ECHO flag status, use the ECHO command without any parameters. To display a
message from a batch file, use the ECHO command with a non-empty string to be
displayed. The special form of the ECHO command with a period (“.”) immediately
following the word ECHO (no intervening space) causes a blank line to be echoed.
Syntax: ECHO [ONlOFFlstring]
EXIT
The EXIT command terminates the current command shell and reverts control to the
previous shell, provided that the current command shell is not the first one loaded in the
system. The very first shell cannot be terminated with EXIT. If executed from a batch
file, EXIT will terminate the batch file in a controlled manner causing control to be
transferred to the keyboard user.
Syntax: EXIT
GOTO
The GOTO command causes the command processor to start executing commands that
follow the specified label, in the current batch file. Labels can be inserted anywhere in
batch files, and take the following form: “: label”.
Syntax: GOTO label
IF
The IF command causes a command to be executed if (or if NOT) a condition is TRUE.
Syntax: IF [NOT] ERRORLEVEL n statement
IF [NOT] EXIST filename statement
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MD (MKDIR)
The MD command creates a subdirectory in the root directory or a subdirectory. By
using the MKDIR command, tree-structured file systems can be created. If a drive is
specified, then the directory is created on the specified drive. Otherwise, it is created on
the default drive.
Syntax: MD [drive:]path
PATH
The PATH command displays or changes the current search path that is used by the
command processor, COMMAND.COM, to locate user programs and batch files. If no
pathlist parameter is specified, then the current path is displayed. If a pathlist parameter
is specified, then the path will be changed to the one specified.
Syntax: PATH [pathl[;path2][;path3][;...]
PAUSE
The PAUSE command is typically used in batch files to suspend execution of the batch
file, print a message on the screen, and wait for the user to press a key after some action
has been performed. PAUSE displays the following message on the screen before
accepting a keypress from the user, “Strike any key when ready”.
Syntax: PAUSE
PROMPT
The PROMPT command maintains the PROMPT environment variable that is used by
COMMAND.COM to display something before the user is asked to type-in a command.
The default PROMPT variable is $n$g. This has the effect of showing the current drive
letter followed by a "greater-than" sign:
Syntax: PROMPT string
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RD (RMDIR)
The RD command removes a subdirectory from a root directory or of a subdirectory.
This command can only be used to delete directories, and cannot be used to delete files,
even if they are inside the directory to be removed. Conversely, the DEL command
cannot delete directories; only the files they contain. If a drive is specified, then the
directory on the specified drive is removed. Otherwise, the default drive is assumed.
Syntax: RD [drive:]path
REM
The REM command provides a simple way of entering a free-form comment in a batch
file. The line starting with REM has no effect on the execution of the batch file.
Syntax: REM any comment
REBOOT
The REBOOT command will reset the terminal.
Syntax: REBOOT
REN
The REN command renames a file or group of files. Files cannot be moved in the
directory structure with this command; instead, only their filenames are altered within the
directory in which they reside. Wildcards may be used in the second pathname to
indicate that the characters in that component of the first filename are to be kept as-is.
Syntax: REN [drive:][path]filespec filespec
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SHIFT
The SHIFT command allows access to multiple batch file arguments. The command
shifts the contents of the 9 batch file arguments so that %2 is copies into %1, %3 is
copies into %2 and so on.
Syntax: SHIFT
SET
The SET command displays the entire environment space (one variable per line), or
changes the assignment of one variable in the environment space. If no operands are
specified, then the SET command simply displays all of the environment variables in the
environment space. If a variable name and an equal sign is given, but no string is
specified, then the variable name is removed from the environment space. If the string is
specified, then the previous definition of the variable is deleted, and the new one is
installed in the environment.
Syntax: SET [keyword=[string]]
SHIFT
Displays or changes the optional switch character.
Syntax: SWITCH [character]
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SYNC
The SYNC command provides a synchronization checkpoint feature that enables a
batch file to flush the file system's buffers to disk before doing something that might
otherwise cause a disorderly shutdown
Syntax: SYNC
TIME
The TIME command displays or changes the system time. If no parameter is specified,
then the current system time is displayed, and the user is queried for the new system time.
If the user just presses the ENTER key, the system time is not changed. If the user
enters a new time, then the system's real-time-clock is updated.
Syntax: TIME [hh:mm:ss[.hh]]
TRUENAME
The TRUENAME command displays the true name and path of a file.
Syntax: TRUENAME file
TYPE
The TYPE command copies the contents of the specified file to standard output
(usually, the screen). If the drive letter is not specified, then the default drive is assumed.
Syntax: TYPE [drive:][path]filespec
VER
The VER command displays the MS-DOS emulation version number, as well as the
version of the Embedded DOS-ROM operating system that is running.
Syntax: VER
VERIFY
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The VERIFY command changes or displays how GS DOS handles I/O to disk files and
directory structures. If VERIFY is ON, then Embedded DOS-ROM verifies
immediately that disk I/O is completed successfully before telling the user that it was.
This is accomplished by writing data directly to disk, without temporarily storing it in a
file system or disk driver cache. If VERIFY is OFF, then GS DOS caches writes to files
and defers the actual writing to disk, enabling multiple writes to the same sectors to be
served much faster. The cache is automatically written to disk in the background during
"dead time", when the disk is not busy. This is accomplished with the multitasking
threads and semaphores that the GS DOS kernel supports.
Syntax: VERIFY [ONIOFF]
VOL
The VOL command displays the volume label of a diskette or a hard disk. VOL does
not allow the user to change the volume label. If the drive letter is not specified, then the
default drive is assumed.
Syntax: VOL [drive:]
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Appendix F Declarations of Conformity
Declaration of Conformity
EC declaration of conformity for the following:
89/336/EEC EMC Directive
73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive as amended by 93/68/EEC
1. Product Identification
Product name
Line of business
Model/type
Version
Additional information
: Dolphin 1 Terminal and Homebase
: Auto ID
: N/A
: N/A
: This Product was tested with the following:
Dolphin 1 Terminal Bar Code Scanner
Dolphin 1 Homebase
2. Manufacturer
Name
Address
Country
Authorized by manufacturer
: Hand Held Products, Inc.
: 7510 E. Independence Blvd. #100
Charlotte, North Carolina 28227-9411
: United States Of America
: Corporate Body:
Trading as:
Fleuri Kets V B.V. Hand Held Products Europe
Kaatsheuvel
Hondsruglaan 87d
The Netherlands
5628 DB Eindhoven
The Netherlands
3. Test lab
Name
Address
Country
: Instrument Specialties
: Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania 18327-0136
: United States of America
4. Applied standards
Name/numbers
:ITE Emissions
:Generic Immunity for Res./Comm./Lt. Ind.
:Electrostatic Discharge Immunity
:Radiated EMI Field Immunity (IEC 801-3)
:Fast Transient / Burst Immunity
EN 55022
EN 50082-1
IEC 1000-4-2
IEC 1000-4-3
IEC 1000-4-4
5. Test report
Name/number
:ITE Emissions
:Generic Immunity for Res./Comm./Lt. Industrial
:Electrostatic Discharge Immunity
45889
:Radiated EMI Field Immunity (IEC 801-3)
:Fast Transient / Burst Immunity
45889
45889
45889
45889
6. Declaration
We, mentioned at point 2, declare on our own full responsibility that the product mentioned at point 1 complies with the
directive 89/336/EEC. This is based upon testing of a sample of the product mentioned at point 1, performed by the
test lab mentioned at point 3, according to the harmonized standards corresponding to article 10 (1) of the directive
89/336/EEC. These standards are mentioned at point 4. The results of the tests are given in the report mentioned at
point 5.
7. Authentication
Signature in behalf of authorized
company mentioned at point 2 :
Date :
Signature On File
J.H. Cottrell Jr., Managing Director, Hand Held Products Europe
_________________ Place :
_________________
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Declaration of Conformity
EC declaration of conformity for the following:
89/336/EEC EMC Directive
73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive as amended by 93/68/EEC
1. Product Identification
Product Name
Line of Business
Model/Type
Version
Additional Information
: Dolphin RF 2.4 GHz Portable Data Collection Terminal
: Auto ID
: N/A
: N/A
: This product was tested with the following:
Dolphin I Homebase.
2. Manufacturer
Name
Address
Country
Authorized by Manufacturer
: Hand Held Products. Inc.
: 7510 East Independence Blvd.
Charlotte, North Carolina 28227-9411
: United States of America
: Corporate Body:
Trading As:
Fleuri Kets V B.V. Hand Held Products Europe
Kaatsheuvel
Hondsruglaan 87d
The Netherlands
5628 DB Eindhoven
The Netherlands
3. Test Labs
Name
Address
Country
: Teleficaton BV
: Utrechtseweg 310
: The Netherlands
Name
Address
Country
: SGS US Testing Company Inc
: 291 Fairfield Avenue
: Fairfield, NJ 07004 USA
4. Applied Standards
Name/Numbers
: ITE Emissions
EN 55022:1995
: Electromagnetic Immunity for
Res,/Comm./Lt. Industrial
ETS 300 826:1997
Including:
: Electrostatic Discharge Immunity
EN 61000-4-2:1995
: Radiated EMI Field Immunity
EN 61000-4-3:1996
: Fast Transient / Burst Immunity EN 61000-4-4:1995
: Conducted RF Immunity
EN 61000-4-6:1996
: Safety of Information Technology Equipment, Including
Electrical Business Equipment (LVD)
EN 60950:1992
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Declaration of Conformity
EC declaration of conformity for the following:
89/336/EEC EMC Directive
73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive as amended by 93/68/EEC
5. Test Report
Name/Number
: Telefication
: ITE Emissions
: Electromagnetic Immunity for Res./
Comm,/Lt. Ind. (as listed above):
: SGS
: LVD Compliance
98302120
98302120
U0212
6. Type Approval Certifications
Country/Approval Number
: FCC/USA
: Canada
: Netherlands, UK, Austria
: Germany
: Switzerland
: Denmark
: Norway
: Sweden
: Belgium
: Italy
: Hungary
: Greece
: Ireland
: Spain
: France
: HD5RFDolphin-1
: 16931021078A
: NL98062970
: D800372K
: 98.0517.L.P
: CEPT/RLAN/DK/9817
: CEPT/RLAN N NO98000529-R
: Ue980117
: RTT/RL/X070
: DGPGF/4/2/334473/2590/061098
: 1705-2/99
: CEPT-RLAN-GR.YME TA 164
: IRL TRA 24/5/242/1
: E/D.G.Tel./08/99/0221
: 980321PPO
7. Declaration
We, mentioned at point 2, declare on our own full responsibility that the product mentioned at point 1 complies with the
directive 89/336/EEC and 73/23/EEC as amended by 93/68/EEC. This based upon testing of a sample of the product
mentioned at point 1, performed by the test labs mentioned at point 3, according to the harmonized standards
corresponding to article 10 (1) of the directive 89/336/EEC and to 73/23/EEC as amended by 93/68/EEC. These
standards are mentioned at point 4. The results of the tests are given in the reports mentioned at point 5.
8. Authentication
Signature on behalf of authorized
Company mentioned at point 2:
Signature on file
J.H. Cottrell Jr., Managing Director, Hand Held Products, Europe
Date : October 27th , 1998
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