Honeywell VX3 User Guide
VX3Plus
Vehicle-Mount Computer
Microsoft® Windows® CE 5 Operating System
Reference Guide
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
1-1
End User License Agreement (EULA)
1-1
Reboot
1-2
Warmboot
1-2
Coldboot
1-2
Components
1-3
Front
1-3
Back
1-4
Endcap
1-5
Endcap Options
VX3Plus without a Touchscreen
Chapter 2: Hardware
System Hardware
1-5
1-5
2-1
2-1
802.11b/g and a/b/g Wireless Client
2-2
Central Processing Unit
2-2
System Memory
2-2
Video Subsystem
2-2
Power Supply
2-2
Backup Battery
2-2
Audio Interface
2-3
PCMCIA and CF Slots
2-3
PCMCIA – Network or SRAM Cards
2-3
CF – CompactFlash Card
2-3
Bluetooth LXEZ Pairing
2-4
Power Modes
2-5
On Mode
2-5
User Idle Mode
2-5
Primary Events
2-5
Suspend Mode
2-5
Off Mode
2-6
External Connectors
2-7
RS-232 Connector (COM1 or COM3)
2-7
Technical Specifications - Connection Cable
2-7
RTS/CTS Handshaking and the Serial Port
2-8
Screen Blanking Cable
2-9
Serial Cable
2-9
Sample Cable for Screen Blanking
2-9
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USB-C Connector
2-10
USB-H Connector
2-11
Audio Connector
2-13
Power Supply Connector
2-13
Antenna Connector (Optional)
2-13
Vehicle Remote Antenna Mount
Programmable Scan Buttons
Field Exit Key Function (IBM 5250 Only)
Keypad
Key Functions
2-14
2-14
2-15
2-15
Programmable
2-15
Enter
2-15
2nd
2-15
Ctrl
2-15
Alt
2-16
Shft
2-16
Spc
2-16
Caps Key and CapsLock Mode
2-16
Keypad Shortcuts
2-16
Custom Key Maps
2-16
LED Functions
2-17
2nd
2-17
ALT
2-17
CTRL
2-17
SHFT
2-17
CAPS
2-17
STAT
2-17
Speaker
2-17
Display
2-18
Touchscreen
Power Supply
External Power Supply
Endcap Combinations
2-18
2-18
2-19
2-19
Serial / USB-C Endcap
2-19
Dual Serial Endcap
2-19
Serial / USB-H Endcap
2-20
USB-C / USB-H Endcap
2-20
Chapter 3: Software
Introduction
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2-14
3-1
3-1
Operating System
3-1
Windows CE Operating System
3-1
General Windows CE Keyboard Shortcuts
3-1
Warmboot
3-3
Coldboot
3-3
Clearing Persistent Storage / Reset to Default Settings
3-3
Folders Copied at Startup
3-3
Saving Changes to the Registry
3-3
Software Load
3-5
Software Applications
3-5
ActiveSync
3-5
Bluetooth (Optional)
3-5
Java (Optional)
3-6
RFTerm (Optional)
3-6
Avalanche
3-6
Software Development
3-6
Access Files on the CF/SD Card
3-6
VX3Plus Utilities
3-7
LAUNCH.EXE
3-7
LAUNCH.EXE and Persistent Storage
3-9
REGEDIT.EXE
3-9
REGLOAD.EXE
3-9
REGDUMP.EXE
3-9
WARMBOOT.EXE
3-9
WAVPLAY.EXE
3-9
VX3Plus Command-line Utilities
3-9
COLDBOOT.EXE
PrtScrn.EXE
Desktop
Desktop Icons
Taskbar
3-9
3-10
3-11
3-11
3-12
My Device Folders
3-12
Wavelink Avalanche Enabler (Optional)
3-13
Internet Explorer
3-13
Start Menu Program Options
3-14
Communication
3-14
ActiveSync
3-15
Start FTP Server / Stop FTP Server
3-15
Summit
3-15
Certs
3-15
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Command Prompt
3-15
eXpress Scan
3-15
Internet Explorer
3-16
Media Player
3-16
Microsoft File Viewers
3-16
Microsoft WordPad
3-16
Remote Desktop Connection
3-16
Settings
3-17
Transcriber
3-17
Windows Explorer
3-17
Taskbar
General Tab
3-18
Advanced Tab
3-18
Expand Control Panel
3-18
Clear Contents of Document Folder
3-19
Taskbar Icons
3-19
VX3Plus OS Upgrade
3-19
Introduction
3-19
Preparation
3-19
Procedure
3-20
ActiveSync
3-20
Introduction
3-20
Initial Setup
3-21
Connect via USB
3-21
Cable for USB ActiveSync Connection:
Serial Connection
Cable for Serial ActiveSync Connection
3-21
3-22
3-22
Wireless Connection
3-23
VX3Plus without Touchscreen
3-23
Synchronizing from the Mobile Device
3-23
Explore
3-23
Backup Data Files using ActiveSync
3-23
Prerequisites
3-23
Serial Port Transfer
3-24
USB Transfer
3-24
Connect
3-24
Disconnect
3-24
Cold Boot and Loss of Host Re-connection
3-24
ActiveSync Help
Configuring the VX3Plus with LXEConnect
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3-18
3-25
3-26
Install LXEConnect
3-26
Using LXEConnect
3-28
Control Panel
About
3-30
3-32
Version Tab and the Registry
3-32
Language and Fonts
3-32
Identifying Software Versions
3-33
MAC Address
3-33
Accessibility
3-34
Administration - AppLock
3-36
Setup a New Device
3-36
Administration Mode
3-37
End User Mode
3-37
Passwords
3-38
End-User Switching Technique
3-38
Using a Stylus Tap
3-38
Using the Switch Key Sequence
3-39
Hotkey (Activation hotkey)
3-39
Application Configuration
3-39
Application Panel
3-40
Launch Button
3-41
Auto At Boot
3-41
Auto Re-Launch
3-42
Manual (Launch)
3-43
Allow Close
3-43
Match
3-44
End User Internet Explorer (EUIE)
Security Panel
3-44
3-45
Hotkey
3-45
Password
3-45
Options Panel
3-46
Launch timeout
3-46
Replace timeout
3-46
Restart timeout
3-46
Status Panel
3-46
View
3-47
Log
3-47
Save As
3-47
AppLock Help
3-48
AppLock Error Messages
3-48
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Bluetooth
Bluetooth Devices
3-57
Discover
3-58
Stop Button
3-58
Bluetooth Device List
3-59
Clear Button
3-59
Bluetooth Device Menu
3-59
Right Click Menu Options
3-60
Bluetooth Device Properties
3-61
Settings
vi
3-56
3-62
Turn Off Bluetooth
3-62
Options
3-63
Reconnect
3-64
Options
3-65
OPP Setup
3-67
OPP Send
3-69
Buttons
3-69
About
3-70
Using Bluetooth
3-71
Bluetooth Devices Display - Before Discovering Devices
3-71
Initial Configuration
3-71
Subsequent Use
3-72
Bluetooth Indicators
3-73
Bluetooth Barcode Reader Setup
3-73
Prerequisites
3-73
VX3Plus with Label
3-74
VX3Plus without Label
3-74
Bluetooth Beep and LED Indications
3-76
Bluetooth Printer Setup
3-76
Easy Pairing and Auto-Reconnect
3-77
Using OPP
3-78
Pairing with an OPP Device
3-78
Remote Device Pushes File to VX3Plus
3-78
VX3Plus Pushes File to Remote Device
3-79
LXEZ Pairing and External Application
3-79
Certificates
3-80
Date / Time
3-81
Device Management
3-82
Dialing
3-83
Display
3-84
Background
3-84
Appearance
3-84
Backlight
3-85
Input Panel
3-86
Installed Programs
3-87
Internet Options
3-88
Keyboard
3-91
KeyPad
3-92
KeyMap Tab
3-93
How to Remap a Single Key
3-93
How to Remap a Key Sequence
3-93
How to Remap an Application
3-93
How to Remap a Command
3-94
LaunchApp Tab
3-94
RunCmd Tab
3-95
License Viewer
3-96
Mixer
3-97
Mouse
3-98
MX3X-VXC Options
3-99
Communication
3-99
Enable TCP/IP Version 6
3-99
Allow Remote Desktop Autologon
3-99
Autolaunch TimeSync
3-99
Disable SNMP
Misc
3-100
3-101
CapsLock
3-101
Touch Screen Disable
3-101
Enable RFTerm Auto Launch
3-101
Enable Auto Launch IP Wait
3-101
IP Wait Timeout
3-102
Status Popup
3-103
Network and Dialup Options
3-104
Create a New Connection
3-104
Network Capture
3-105
Netlog
3-105
NDISLog
3-106
Owner
3-108
Password
3-110
PC Connection
3-111
PCMCIA
3-112
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PCMCIA Tab Options
3-112
CF Tab Options
3-113
IntATA Tab Options
3-113
Regional and Language Settings
3-114
Remove Programs
3-116
Scanner
3-117
Bar Code Readers
Return to Factory Default Settings
3-117
Barcode Processing Overview
3-117
Factory Default Settings
3-118
Main Tab
3-119
Screen Blanking
3-120
Technical Specifications - Screen Blanking Cable
3-121
Serial cable
3-121
Pinout
3-121
Keys Tab
3-122
COM1 Tab
3-123
COM2 Tab
3-124
COM3 Tab
3-125
Serial Port Pin 9
3-126
Enable Handshaking
3-126
Barcode Tab
3-127
Buttons
3-127
Enable Code ID
3-128
Options
3-128
Notes
3-128
Barcode – Custom Identifiers
3-129
Parameters
3-129
Name text box
3-129
ID Code text box
3-129
Buttons
3-130
Add
3-130
Insert
3-130
Edit
3-130
Clear All
3-130
Remove
3-130
Control Code Replacement Examples
3-130
Barcode Processing Examples
3-131
Barcode - Ctrl Char Mapping
3-132
Translate All
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3-117
3-132
Parameters
Barcode - Symbology Settings
3-132
3-133
Parameters
3-134
Strip Leading/Trailing Control
3-135
Barcode Data Match List
3-135
Barcode Data Match Edit Buttons
3-136
Match List Rules
3-136
Add Prefix/Suffix Control
3-137
Length Based Barcode Stripping
Hat Encoding
3-137
3-140
Stylus
3-142
System
3-143
General Tab
3-143
Memory Tab
3-144
Device Name Tab
3-144
Copyrights Tab
3-145
Terminal Server Client Licenses
3-146
Volume and Sounds
3-147
Good Scan and Bad Scan Sounds
WiFi
Chapter 4: Enabler Installation and Configuration
3-148
3-149
4-1
Introduction
4-1
Installation
4-1
Installing the Enabler on Mobile Devices
4-1
Enabler Uninstall Process
4-2
Stop the Enabler Service
4-2
Update Monitoring Overview
4-3
Mobile Device Wireless and Network Settings
4-4
Preparing a Device for Remote Management
4-5
Using Wavelink Avalanche to Upgrade System Baseline
4-6
Part 1 – Bootstrapping the RMU
4-6
Part 2 – Installing Packages
4-6
Version Information on Mobile Devices
4-6
User Interface
4-7
Enabler Configuration
4-7
File Menu Options
4-8
Avalanche Update using File > Settings
4-9
Menu Options
Connection
4-9
4-10
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Server Contact
4-11
Data
4-12
Preferences
4-13
Display
4-15
Taskbar
4-16
Execution
4-17
Scan Config
4-18
Shortcuts
4-19
SaaS
4-20
Adapters
4-21
Status
4-24
Startup/Shutdown
4-25
Exit
4-26
Using Remote Management
4-26
Using eXpress Scan
4-27
Step 1: Create Bar Codes
4-27
Step 2: Scan Bar Codes
4-27
Step 3: Process Completion
4-29
Chapter 5: Wireless Network Configuration
Important Notes
5-1
Summit Client Utility
5-1
Help
5-2
Summit Tray Icon
5-2
Wireless Zero Config Utility and the Summit Radio
5-3
How To: Use the Wireless Zero Config Utility
5-3
How to: Switch Control to SCU
5-3
Main Tab
5-4
Auto Profile
5-5
Admin Login
5-5
Profile Tab
5-7
Buttons
5-8
Profile Parameters
5-9
Status Tab
5-11
Diags Tab
5-12
Global Tab
5-13
Custom Parameter Option
5-14
Global Parameters
5-15
Sign-On vs. Stored Credentials
How to: Use Stored Credentials
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5-1
5-19
5-19
How to: Use Sign On Screen
Windows Certificate Store vs. Certs Path
5-19
5-20
User Certificates
5-20
Root CA Certificates
5-20
How To: Use the Certs Path
5-21
How To: Use Windows Certificate Store
5-21
Configuring the Profile
5-21
No Security
5-23
WEP
5-24
LEAP
5-25
PEAP/MSCHAP
5-26
PEAP/GTC
5-28
WPA/LEAP
5-30
EAP-FAST
5-32
EAP-TLS
5-34
WPA PSK
5-36
Certificates
5-37
Generating a Root CA Certificate
5-37
Installing a Root CA Certificate
5-40
Generating a User Certificate
5-41
Installing a User Certificate
5-46
Verify Installation
Chapter 6: Keymaps
5-49
6-1
KeyMap 101-Key Equivalencies
6-1
IBM Terminal Emulation
6-5
IBM 3270
6-5
IBM 5250
6-6
Chapter 7: Technical Specifications
7-1
VX3Plus
7-1
Dimensions
7-1
Environmental Specifications
7-2
Network Card Specifications
7-2
Summit 802.11 b/g CF 2.4GHz
7-2
Summit 802.11a/b/g CF 2.4/5.0GHz
7-3
Bluetooth
7-3
Chapter 8: Technical Assistance
8-1
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Chapter 1: Introduction
The VX3Plus Vehicle Mount Computer (VMC) is a rugged, vehicle mounted, PC (Personal Computer) running a Microsoft®
Windows® CE operating system and capable of wireless data communications from a fork-lift truck or any properly configured
vehicle.
The optional Bluetooth® module supports Bluetooth printers and scanners. The VX3Plus provides the power and functionality
of a desktop computer in a vehicle mounted unit, with a wide range of options.
Contact your representative for information on the latest upgrades for your VX3Plus.
End User License Agreement (EULA)
When a new VX3Plus starts up a EULA is displayed on the touchscreen. It remains on the screen until the Accept or Decline
button is tapped with a stylus.
Tap the Accept button to accept the EULA terms and the VX3Plus continues the startup process. The EULA is not presented
to the user again.
Tap the Decline button to decline the EULA and the VX3Plus will reboot. It will continue to reboot until the Accept button is
tapped with the stylus.
Note:
The EULA will be presented after any operating system upgrade or re-installation, including languagespecific operating systems.
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Reboot
When the Windows CE desktop is displayed or an application begins, the power up (or reboot) sequence is complete.
Warmboot
A warmboot reboots the computer without erasing any registry data. However, any applications installed to RAM are lost, as is
all data in RAM. This occurs because the operating system is stored on the flash drive, but must be loaded into RAM to run.
All registry configurations are automatically preserved. Any applications stored as .CAB files in the System folder and
configured in the Registry to persist are reinstalled on boot up by the Launch utility.
To warmboot the VX3Plus, select Start > Run and type
warmboot
and tap the OK button.
Coldboot
A coldboot reboots the computer, erases all registry data and returns the computer to factory default settings. In order to be
preserved, applications and data must be stored in the System folder. Registry information is not preserved. Only factory
default applications and drivers stored as .CAB files in the System folder are loaded by Launch.
A coldboot is initiated by running the Coldboot application in the Windows folder. This application automatically cold boots the
VX3Plus, erasing any customer applied registry changes and returning the VX3Plus to its factory settings.
To coldboot the VX3Plus, select Start > Run and type
coldboot
and tap the OK button.
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Components
Front
1. Endcap
2. Display
3. Programmable Key
4. Beeper
5. On / Off Button
6. 2nd LED
7. Alt LED
8. Ctrl LED
9. Shift LED
10. Caps LED
11. Status LED
12. Programmable Key
1-3
Back
1. RAM Ball
2. Power Connector
3. Strain Relief Clamp
1-4
Endcap
1. Left Port
2. Cable Strain Relief Clamps
3. Right Port
4. Audio Jack or External Antenna Connector (Audio Jack shown)
Endcap Options
Left Port
Right Port
COM3 (RS-232)
USB-Client (USB-C)
COM3 (RS-232)
COM1 (RS-232)
USB-Host (USB-H) COM1 (RS-232)
USB-Host (USB-H) USB-Client (USB-C)
VX3Plus without a Touchscreen
If your VX3Plus is not equipped with a touchscreen you can use keypad shortcuts instead of the stylus.
For a VX3Plus equipped with a touchscreen, the touchscreen can be disabled and enabled using Start > Settings > Control
Panel > MX3X-VXC Options > Misc tab.
If a touchscreen is not present or the touchscreen is disabled, it may be preferable to use ActiveSync and LXEConnect to
configure the VX3Plus.
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1-6
Chapter 2: Hardware
System Hardware
2-1
802.11b/g and a/b/g Wireless Client
The VX3Plus has an 802.11x network card that supports diversity with two internal antennas. The CPU board does not allow
hot swapping the network card. Power management for the network card is configured with the Summit Client Utility.
WEP, WPA and LEAP are supported.
Central Processing Unit
The CPU is a 400MHz Intel XScale PXA255 CPU. The operating system is Microsoft Windows CE 5.0. The OS image is
stored on an internal SD flash card and is loaded into DRAM for execution.
XScale turbo mode switching is supported and turned on by default.
The VX3Plus supports the following I/O components of the core logic:
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One PCMCIA slot (supports Type I or II PCMCIA cards).
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One CompactFlash card port.
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One Digitizer Input port (see Touchscreen).
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Two I/O ports in four configurations (see Endcap Combinations).
System Memory
A CF Card FLASH is used for ROM, Flash for Windows operating system and Flash memory for bundled applications. The
Flash is configured as the primary boot device and contains the Windows operating system image, boot loader, OAL,
applications, utilities and device drivers.
Any flash remaining beyond the Windows operating system image is formatted for use as a persistent memory drive (which
appears in My Computer as the folder labeled System). Any programs or data stored in this folder will not be lost if the memory
backup battery fails.
The computer has one Type II CF+ slot. The computer supports and auto detects up to 256MB of Type I CompactFlash
memory.
Video Subsystem
The display has a 640 pixel (horizontal) by 240 pixel (vertical) format. The display controller supports Windows CE graphics
modes. Touchscreen allows mouse functions (pointing and tapping on the display or Signature Capture) using a stylus.
There are two types of displays available:
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The active transmissive color display is optimized for indoor lighting.
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The active transflective display is optimized for outdoor viewing.
Power Supply
Vehicle power input for the VX3Plus is 12V to 80V DC nominal and is accepted without the need to perform any manual
operation within the VX3Plus.
Backup Battery
The VX3Plus has a permanent 190 mAh Lithium battery installed to maintain time, date and CMOS setup information. The
lithium battery is not user serviceable and should last five years with normal use before it requires replacement.
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Note:
The backup battery should only be changed by authorized service personnel.
Audio Interface
An interface is available for headset operation. When a headset is plugged into the audio jack on the endcap, the main speaker
is disabled.
PCMCIA and CF Slots
Use and operation of the Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA) device (e.g. PC card) is
dependent upon both the type of device installed and the application(s) running on the computer. Make sure the proper software
is pre-loaded and PC cards are properly configured.
PCMCIA – Network or SRAM Cards
When removing or installing the network card, protect the internal components and the network card from electrostatic
discharge.
The VX3Plus has one internal PCMCIA slot that conforms electrically to PCMCIA 2.1 specifications. The PC Slot supplies
0.75 of an amp at 5Volts or 3.3Volts. Battery voltage is supplied through unused pin 35 to support a WAN client device in the
slot. The PC slot is accessible by the use of a Phillips screwdriver to first loosen the endcap. It accepts Type I or II cards only.
Slot 0 accepts PCMCIA 802.11 network cards or SRAM/Flash memory cards.
CF – CompactFlash Card
The VX3Plus has one internal CompactFlash card port that supports Type I and II CF+ cards. The slot is accessible when the
endcap has been loosened.
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Bluetooth LXEZ Pairing
The VX3Plus contains Bluetooth version 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) up to 3.0 Mbit/s over the air. Bluetooth device
connection (or pairing) can occur at distances up to 32.8 ft (10 meters) Line of Sight. The wireless client retains wireless
connectivity while Bluetooth is active.
The user will not be able to select PIN authentication or encryption on connections to from the VX3Plus. However, the
VX3Plus supports authentication requests from pairing devices. If a pairing device requests authentication or encryption, the
VX3Plus displays a prompt for the PIN or passcode. Maximum encryption is 128 bit. Encryption is based on the length of the
user’s passcode.
Bluetooth filtered mode simultaneously supports one printer as a slave Bluetooth device and one scanner, either as a slave or
as a master Bluetooth device.
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The VX3Plus does not have a Bluetooth managed LED.
l
The LED on the Bluetooth scanner illuminates during a scanning operation.
l
Barcode data captured by the Bluetooth scanner is manipulated by the settings in the VX3Plus Scanner Properties
control panel applet.
l
Multiple beeps may be heard during a barcode scan using a mobile Bluetooth scanner; beeps from the mobile Bluetooth
scanner as the barcode data is accepted/rejected, and other beeps from the VX3Plus during final barcode data
manipulation.
See also: Start > Settings > Bluetooth
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Power Modes
The VX3Plus has four power modes: On, User Idle, Suspend and Off.
On Mode
When the VX3Plus is attached to either vehicle 12-80 VDC or an external power supply and the power button is pressed, the
VX3Plus is in the On mode. In this mode, the keypad, touchscreen and any attached peripherals such as a scanner function
normally. The display remains on until the backlight timer (if enabled) expires.
User Idle Mode
If the Display Backlight Timer is enabled (Start > Settings > Control Panel > Display), the VX3Plus enters User Idle Mode
when the display backlight timer expires without any Primary Event (see below) to reset the timer. The VX3Plus exits User Idle
Mode with any Primary Event.
The keypress or screen touch that exits User Idle Mode is sent to the operating system.
The VX3Plus then transitions to On Mode.
Primary Events
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Any key on the keypad
l
COM1 activity
l
Stylus touch on the touchscreen
l
Scanner activity
l
Power button tap
l
USB client connection
l
Bluetooth device reconnect / disconnect message
Suspend Mode
The Suspend mode is entered when the Power Button is tapped. Some devices may include a Start > Suspend option to enter
Suspend mode.
In Suspend mode, the display is off. Any of the events listed below wakes the VX3Plus from Suspend and returns the VX3Plus
to On mode.
The keypress or screen touch that exits Suspend Mode is not sent to the operating system.
Any of the following primary events will wake the unit and reset the display / display backlight timers:
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Any key on the keypad
l
Power button tap
l
Stylus touch on the touchscreen
l
Bluetooth device reconnect / disconnect message
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Off Mode
The VX3Plus enters the Off Mode when it is not connected to a power source. However, an internal Real Time Clock (RTC)
powered by an internal battery maintains the date and time while the VX3Plus is off.
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External Connectors
Most external connectors for the VX3Plus are located on the top of the unit.
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The RS-232 port, if present, (COM1 or COM3) connects to a serial barcode scanner, PC or printer.
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The USB-C port, if present, provides a USB Client connection.
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The USB-H port, if present, provides a USB Host connection.
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Audio connects to a mono or stereo telephone headset/microphone.
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An optional connector for a remote mount antenna.
When the remote antenna mount is ordered, the VX3Plus does not have an audio connector.
RS-232 Connector (COM1 or COM3)
When present, the serial connector, labeled “RS-232”, (configured as COM1 or COM3 depending on endcap option selected) is
industry-standard RS-232. The connector includes a PC/AT standard 9–pin “D” male connector. By default, Pin 9 to provide RI.
Pin 9 of COM1 or COM 3 may also be configured to supply +5 VDC at 0.4A (max) for an external bar code scanner.
Power the VX3Plus off before attaching a cable or device to the COM1 or COM3 serial port.
Pin
Signal
1
DCD
Data Carrier Detect - Input
2
RXD
Receive Data - Input
3
TXD
Transmit Data - Input
4
DTR
Data Terminal Ready - Input
5
GND
Signal/Power Ground
6
DSR
Data Set Ready - Input
7
RTS
Request to Send - Output
8
CTS
Clear to Send - Input
9
Description
+5VDC Bar Code Scanner Power - 400mA max (default)
RI
Ring Indicator
Shell CGND Chassis Ground
Technical Specifications - Connection Cable
The exact serial cable is crucial. Many commercial null modem cables will not work. The following cable is recommended:
Serial Cable - 9000060CABLE
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DB9 female DB9 female
1
7
2
3
3
2
4
6, 8
5
5
6, 8
4
7
1
9
no connection
Some laptop devices do not properly implement all control lines on the serial port - the laptop connection will not work.
RTS/CTS Handshaking and the Serial Port
RTS Ready to Send
CTS Clear to Send
DTR Data Terminal Ready
DSR Data Set Ready
Remote Side The device sending data to and receiving data from the VX3Plus through the serial cable connected to the RS232 ports on both devices.
Serial Cable: 9000060CABLE
The VX3Plus serial port supports four types of handshaking via the serial cable: None, standard Xon/Xoff, standard
DTR/DSR, and a form of RTS/CTS.
To use RTS/CTS, the remote side computer must clear the DTR line which sets the VX3Plus CTS line and allows the
VX3Plus to send data to the remote side.
And then signals and data travel smoothly between both devices.
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Screen Blanking Cable
The customer must supply their own cable.
The cable must be designed so that pin 7 (RTS – Request to Send Output) and pin 8 (Clear to Send Input) of a D9 female
connector provide continuity only when the vehicle is stopped (for example, via a switch on the accelerator pedal of the fork
truck).
All other pins on the connector must be left unconnected. If pins 7 and 8 do not provide continuity (or the cable is removed), the
VX3Plus screen remains blank.
Serial Cable
Customer built cable with the following specifications.
DB9 female
Function
1
Not Used
2
Not Used
3
Not Used
4
Not Used
5
Not Used
6
Not Used
7
No signal when in motion,
Continuity to Pin 8 when stopped
8
No signal when in motion,
Continuity to Pin 7 when stopped
9
Not Used
Sample Cable for Screen Blanking
Proper COM port settings to support screen blanking are located in Start > Settings > Control Panel > Scanner.
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USB-C Connector
When present, the USB client connector (labeled “USB-C”) is an industry-standard RS-232 9-pin “D” male connector.
The optional USB cable is required to adapt the connection to a standard USB connector.
Caution: Do not use the USB labeled endcap port for tethered scanners or other serial devices.
USB Client Cable
USB Client Port on Endcap
ActiveSync : Connect from USB-C port to USB Type A Host – a laptop/desktop, etc.
VX3Plus DB9 Connector
USB Client Connector
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DB9 Connector
Signal
USB Connector
1
Host Detect
1
2
Not Used
3
D+
4
Not Used
5
Ground
6
Not Used
7
D-
8
Not Used
9
Not Used
3
4
2
USB-H Connector
When present, the USB host connector (labeled “USB-H”) is an industry-standard RS-232 9-pin “D” male connector.
The optional USB cable is required to adapt the connection to a standard Type A or Type B USB host connector.
USB-H Type A connection is usually used to connect a client device to the VX3Plus.
USB-H Type B connection is usually used to connect a USB hub to the VX3Plus.
Caution: Do not use the USB-H labeled endcap port for tethered scanners or other serial devices.
USB Host Type A Cable
USB Host Type B Cable
USB Host Port on Endcap
VX3Plus DB9 Connector
USB Type A Connector
USB Type B Connector
DB9 Connector
Signal
1
Not Used
2
Not Used
3
D+
4
Not Used
USB Type A Connector USB Type B Connector
3
3
2-11
DB9 Connector
2-12
Signal
5
Ground
6
Not Used
7
D-
8
Not Used
9
Power
USB Type A Connector USB Type B Connector
4
4
2
2
1
1
Audio Connector
Note:
When the remote antenna mount is ordered, the VX3Plus does not have an audio connector.
The VX3Plus audio connector accepts a headset with a 2.5mm plug, such as a mono telephone headset with microphone or a
stereo headset.
1. Microphone
2. Speaker
3. Ground
An adapter cable (Part No. 9000056CABLE) can be attached to the audio port. The adapter cable has a 2.5mm plug on one end
to attach to the VX3Plus and a quick disconnect connector on the other end to connect to a variety of voice recognition
headsets.
Please refer to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Mixer for information on configuring the audio port for either a mono
headset with microphone or a stereo headset.
Note:
The device is not configured for standard PC speakers.
Power Supply Connector
Power is supplied to the VX3Plus through the power connector. Additionally this assembly provides a connection point for the
vehicle’s chassis ground to be connected internally to the conductive chassis of the computer.
The VX3Plus internal power supply can accept DC input voltages in the range of 12 to 80 Volts DC.
1. DC
Positive
(+)
2. DC
Negative
(-)
3. Chassis
Ground
Antenna Connector (Optional)
VX3Plus’s ordered with an external remote antenna option have an antenna connector located on top of the unit. VX3Plus’s
ordered with the internal antenna option do not have an external antenna connector.
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Vehicle Remote Antenna Mount
The external antenna can be remotely mounted on the vehicle. See VX3Plus Vehicle Mounting Reference Guide for instruction.
Programmable Scan Buttons
There are two buttons, one on each side of the display. The buttons can be programmed to perform specific functions.
The programmable keys have no effect on barcode scanners tethered to the device.
Because the VX3Plus has no integrated scanner installed, both buttons default to Enter buttons (with the exception of IBM
5250 terminal emulation devices – in this case, the left button is labeled and functions as Field Exit).
Note:
The left programmable Scan key is the Field Exit key when the VX3Plus is an IBM 5250 compatible
device.
To edit the button parameters, select Start > Settings > Control Panel > KeyPad. Change the parameter values and tap OK
to save the changes.
Field Exit Key Function (IBM 5250 Only)
The Field Exit key is used to exit an input field. If the field is an Auto Enter field, the auto transmit function is activated. This
key function is present on the IBM 5250 specific keypad only.
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Keypad
The QWERTY keypad is phosphorescent. A phosphorescent keypad does not use a keypad backlight but glows in dim/dark
areas after exposure to a light source.
The VX3Plus keypad is available with a standard ANSI overlay, an IBM 3270 overlay or an IBM 5250 overlay. These keypads
have 101 keyboard functions, including a numeric keypad.
Key Functions
Programmable
By default, these keys function as Enter keys. For IBM 5250 configurations, the left button is the “Field Exit” key.
Note:
Press the CTRL + Enter keys to initiate the IBM 5250 Field Exit function.
Enter
The Enter key is used to confirm a forms entry or to transmit information. How it is used is determined by the application
running on the computer.
2nd
The 2nd key is used to activate the 2nd functions of the keypad. Printed on many keys at the upper left corner are small
characters that represent the 2nd function of that key. Using the 2nd key activates the second key function. Note that the 2nd
key only stays active for one keystroke. Each time you need to use the 2nd function you must press the 2nd key. To cancel a
2nd function before pressing another key, press the 2nd key again.
When the 2nd function is active, the 2nd LED illuminates.
Ctrl
The Ctrl key enables the control functions of the keypad. This function is similar to a regular keyboard’s Control key. Note that
the Ctrl key only stays active for one keystroke. Each time you need to use a Ctrl function, you need to press the Ctrl key
before pressing the desired key.
When the Ctrl function is active, the Ctrl LED illuminates.
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Alt
The Alt key enables the alternate functions of the keypad. This function is similar to a regular keyboard’s Alt key. Note that the
Alt key only stays active for one keystroke. Each time you need to use an alternate function, you need to press the Alt key
before pressing the desired key.
When the Alt function is active, the Alt LED illuminates.
Shft
The Shft key enables the shifted functions of the keypad. This function is similar to a regular keyboard’s Shift key. Note that
the Shift key only stays active for one keystroke. Each time you need to use a Shifted function, you need to press the Shft key
before pressing the desired key. When the Shft function is active, the Shft LED illuminates. When the Shft key is pressed the
next key is determined by the major key legends, i.e., the alpha keys display lower case letters – when CAPS is On alpha
characters are capitalized. For example, when CAPS is on and the Shft key and the G key are pressed, a lower case g is
displayed.
Spc
The Spc key adds a space to the line of data on the display. This function is similar to a regular keyboard’s Spacebar. Note that
the Spc key only stays active for one keystroke.
Caps Key and CapsLock Mode
This function is similar to a regular keyboard’s CapsLock key. Note that the CapsLock mode stays active until the CapsLock
key sequence is pressed again. Each time you need to use a Caps function, you need to press the Caps key sequence first. To
cancel a CapsLock function press the Caps key sequence again. When the CapsLock mode is active, the Caps LED
illuminates.
The CapsLock key sequence is 2nd + F1.
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No CapsLock AND No Shift keypress – result is a lowercase letter.
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CapsLock OR Shift – result is an uppercase letter.
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CapsLock AND Shift keypress – result is a lowercase letter.
Keypad Shortcuts
Use keyboard shortcuts instead of the stylus:
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Press Tab and an Arrow key to select a file.
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Press Shift and an Arrow key to select several files.
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Once you’ve selected a file, press Alt then press Enter to open its Properties dialog.
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Press 2nd then press numeric dot to delete a file.
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To force the Start menu to display, press Ctrl then press Esc.
Custom Key Maps
A key or combination of keys can be remapped to provide a single keypress, a string of keypresses or to execute an application
or command.
All key remapping is done using the KeyPad option in the Control Panel (Start > Settings > Control Panel > KeyPad).
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LED Functions
Across the top of the keypad are LEDs that provide visual cues to current VX3Plus operation. When the LED is not illuminated,
the function is inactive.
Note:
The VX3Plus does not have a Bluetooth managed LED.
2nd
2nd LED. The next keypress is a 2nd keypress. Amber when on. Blinks amber during configuration key sequence.
ALT
The next keypress is an ALT keypress. Amber when on and unlit when off.
CTRL
The next keypress is a CTRL keypress. Amber when on and unlit when off.
SHFT
The next letter is the uppercase letter on alpha keys and the shifted character on the numeric keypad keys. Amber when on and
unlit when off.
CAPS
Uppercase letters are active until the CAPS key sequence is pressed again. Amber when on and unlit when off.
STAT
Status Indicator. Amber – device is booting up.
Speaker
The speaker is located on the front of the VX3Plus above the Power button. The Speaker has a loudness of at least 90 dB
(2700 Hz) at 10 cm measured from the front of the unit. The Speaker volume is adjustable via the keypad or the Control Panel
or by an application through the use of an API call.
There are 16 distinct volume levels. The minimum volume level is 0 (no sound) with a default setting of maximum non-distorted
volume. The volume sticks at maximum and minimum levels.
The speaker is disabled when a headset is plugged into the Audio Jack on the endcap. Speaker volume is enabled and
adjusted using the Control Panel Volume & Sounds control panel.
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After the speaker has been enabled using the Control Panel option, speaker volume is adjusted using the 2nd + <F8> key
sequence, if desired. Operational “beeps” are emitted from the speaker.
Display
The touchscreen display is an LCD unit capable of supporting VGA graphics modes. Display size is 640 x 240 pixels. The
display covering is designed to resist stains. The touchscreen allows signature capture and touch input. A pen stylus is
included. The touchscreen responds to an actuation force (touch) of 4 oz. of pressure (or greater).
The active transmissive color display is optimized for indoor lighting and cannot be viewed without the backlight. The active
transflective display is optimized for outdoor viewing.
The transflective display appears to have a greenish hue when the display is off.
The choice between font sizes is made in the Control Panel option Display > Appearance. Font size selection may be
overridden by a user supplied application.
The display is automatically turned off when the System Idle timer expires.
Touchscreen
The touchscreen is a Resistive Panel with a scratch resistant finish that can detect touches by a stylus, and translate them
into computer commands. In effect, it simulates a computer mouse. Only Delrin or plastic styluses should be used. A right
mouse click is simulated by touching and holding the screen for the appropriate time interval.
Always use the point of the stylus for tapping or making strokes on the display. Never use an actual pen, pencil, sharp or
abrasive object to write on the touchscreen.
An extra or replacement stylus may be ordered.
A replaceable touchscreen protective film is available for when the VX3Plus is used in an abrasive environment. Contact your
representative for availability.
Power Supply
AC to DC power input for the VX3Plus is delivered via an optional external power supply and adapter cable.
Vehicle power input for the VX3Plus is 12V to 80V DC nominal and is accepted without the need to perform any manual
operation within the VX3Plus.
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External Power Supply
AC Power Supply
1. AC Input Cable (US Only)
2. DC Output Cable
Adapter Cable, AC Power Supply to VX3Plus
3. To DC Ouptut Cable (see above)
4. To VX3Plus
In North America, this unit is intended for use with a UL Listed ITE power supply with output rated 12 – 80 VDC,
minimum 15 W. Outside North America, this unit is intended for use with an IEC certified ITE power supply with
output rated 12 – 80 VDC, minimum 15 W.
The external power supply may be connected to either a 120V, 60Hz supply or, outside North America, to a 230V, 50Hz
supply, using the appropriate detachable cordset. In all cases, connect the external AC supply to a properly grounded source of
supply provided with maximum 15 Amp overcurrent protection (10 Amp for 230V circuits).
An adapter cable is necessary to adapt the end of the DC output cable to the VX3Plus power connector.
Endcap Combinations
The VX3Plus endcap has two external ports in four combinations.
Caution: Do not use the RS-232 labeled endcap port for
cables with USB Plugs/Receptacles.
Caution: Do not use the USB labeled endcap ports
for serial tethered scanners or other serial devices.
Serial / USB-C Endcap
One port is labeled RS-232. This is a 9 pin serial port and is designated as COM3. This port can be used to attach an external
scanner. The second port is labeled USB-C. This port provides a USB Client connection via an adapter cable.
Dual Serial Endcap
Both ports are labeled RS-232 and are 9 pin serial ports. One port is COM1, the other is COM3. These ports can be used to
attach an external scanner or an ActiveSync cable.
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Serial / USB-H Endcap
One port is labeled RS-232. This is a 9 pin serial port and is designated as COM1. This port can be used to attach an external
scanner. The second port is labeled USB-H. This port provides a USB Host connection via an adapter cable.
USB-C / USB-H Endcap
One port is labeled USB-C. This port provides a USB Client connection via an adapter cable. The second port is labeled USBH. This port provides a USB Host connection via an adapter cable.
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Chapter 3: Software
Introduction
There are several different aspects to the setup, configuration and operation of the VX3Plus. Many of the setup and
configuration settings are dependent upon the optional features such as hardware and software installed on the unit. The
examples found in this section are to be used as examples only, the configuration of your specific VX3Plus computer may
vary. The following sections provide a general reference for the configuration of the VX3Plus and some of its optional features.
Operating System
Your VX3Plus operating system is Microsoft® Windows® CE 5. The VX3Plus operating system revision is displayed on the
Desktop. This is the default setting for the Desktop Display Background.
Windows CE Operating System
Note:
For general use instruction, please refer to commercially available Windows CE user’s guides or the
Windows CE on-line Help application installed with the VX3Plus
This segment assumes the system administrator is familiar with Microsoft Windows options and capabilities loaded on most
standard Windows computers.
Therefore, the sections that follow describe only those Windows capabilities that are unique to the VX3Plus and its Windows
CE environment.
General Windows CE Keyboard Shortcuts
Use the keyboard shortcuts in the chart below to navigate with the VX3Plus keyboard. These are standard keyboard shortcuts
for Windows CE applications.
Press these keys …
To …
CTRL + C
Copy
CTRL + X
Cut
CTRL + V
Paste
CTRL + Z
Undo
DELETE
Delete
SHIFT with any of the arrow keys
Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text
within a document.
CTRL+A
Select all.
ALT+ESC
Cycle through items in the order they were opened.
CTRL+ESC
Display the Start menu.
ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name
Display the corresponding menu.
Underlined letter in a command name on an
open menu
Carry out the corresponding command.
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Press these keys …
ESC
To …
Cancel the current task.
The touchscreen provides equivalent functionality to a mouse:
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A touch on the touchscreen is equivalent to a left mouse click.
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Many items can be moved by the “drag and drop” method, touching the desired item, moving the stylus across the
screen and releasing the stylus in the desired location.
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A double stylus tap is equivalent to a double click.
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A touch and hold is equivalent to a right mouse click1.
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Devices with Shift and Ctrl Keys The Shift and Ctrl keys can be used with the touch screen for multiple selection of
items.
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Ctrl key again to terminate this mode.
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To select a connected set of items, press the Shift key, then touch the first item in the series. Touch the last item
in the series. Press the Shift key again to terminate the selection mode.
1Some applications may not support this right click method. Please review documentation for the application to see if it pro-
vides for right mouse click configuration.
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Warmboot
A warmboot reboots the computer without erasing any registry data. However, any applications installed to RAM are lost, as is
all data in RAM. This occurs because the operating system is stored on the flash drive, but must be loaded into RAM to run.
All registry configurations are automatically preserved. Any applications stored as .CAB files in the System folder and
configured in the Registry to persist are reinstalled on boot up by the Launch utility.
Coldboot
A coldboot reboots the computer, erases all registry data and returns the computer to factory default settings. In order to be
preserved, applications and data must be stored in the System folder. Registry information is not preserved. Only factory
default applications and drivers stored as .CAB files in the System folder are loaded by Launch.
A cold boot is initiated by running the Coldboot application in the Windows folder. This application automatically cold boots the
VX3Plus, erasing any customer applied registry changes and returning the VX3Plus to its factory settings.
Clearing Persistent Storage / Reset to Default Settings
The coldboot utility sets all registry settings back to factory defaults. No other clearing is available or necessary.
Folders Copied at Startup
If any of the following folders are created in the System folder, they are copied at startup:
System\Desktop
copied to
Windows\Desktop
System\Favorites
copied to
Windows\Favorites
System\Fonts
copied to
Windows\Fonts
System\Help
copied to
Windows\Help
System\Programs
copied to
Windows\Programs
AppMgr
copied to
Windows\AppMgr
Recent
copied to
Windows\Recent
This function copies only the folder contents, no sub-folders.
The Windows\Startup folder is not copied on startup because copying this folder has no effect on the system or an incorrect
effect.
Files in the Startup folder are executed, but only from System\Startup. Windows\Startup is parsed too early in the boot process
so it has no effect.
Executables in System\Startup must be the actual executable, not a shortcut, because shortcuts are not parsed by Launch.
Saving Changes to the Registry
The VX3Plus saves the registry when you:
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Tap Start > Run then type Warmboot. Tap OK.
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Perform a Suspend / Resume function (by pressing the Pwr key and then pressing it again).
The registry save process takes 0 – 3 seconds. If nothing has been changed, nothing is saved (e.g. 0 seconds).
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The registry is automatically saved every 20 minutes. It is also saved every tenth time the registry settings are changed.
Registry settings are changed when control panel applet (e.g. Date/Time) parameters are changed by the user and a warm boot
was not performed afterward.
When you tap Start > Run then type Coldboot and tap the OK button, factory default registry settings are loaded during
coldboot. All customized changes and settings are lost.
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Software Load
The software loaded on the VX3Plus consists of Microsoft® Windows® CE 5 OS, hardware-specific OEM Adaptation Layer,
device drivers, Internet Explorer 6.0 for Windows CE browser and utilities. The software supported is summarized below:
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Full Operating System License: Includes all operating system components, including Microsoft® Windows® CE 5
kernel, file system, communications, connectivity (for remote APIs), device drivers, events and messaging, graphics,
keyboard and touchscreen input, window management, and common controls.
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Network and Device Drivers
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Bluetooth (Optional)
Note:
Please contact your Honeywell representative for software updates and CAB files as they are
released by Honeywell.
Software Applications
The following applications are included:
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WordPad
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Scan Wedge (barcode result manipulation)
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ActiveSync
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Transcriber
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Internet Explorer
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Word Viewer
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Excel Viewer
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PDF Viewer
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Image Viewer
Note that the viewer applications allow viewing documents, but not editing them.
ActiveSync
ActiveSync is pre-loaded on all VX3Plus devices. Using Microsoft ActiveSync you can copy files from your VX3Plus to your
desktop/laptop , and vice versa. After an ActiveSync relationship (partnership) has been established with a desktop/laptop,
ActiveSync will automatically startup each time the VX3Plus is cabled to the desktop/laptop.
Bluetooth (Optional)
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Bluetooth
Only installed on a Bluetooth equipped VX3Plus. The System Administrator can Discover and Pair targeted Bluetooth devices
for each VX3Plus. The System Administrator can enable / disable Bluetooth settings and assign a Computer Friendly name for
each VX3Plus.
The Bluetooth control panel can also be accessed by doubletapping the Bluetooth icon in the taskbar or on the desktop.
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Java (Optional)
Files can be accessed by tapping Start > Programs > JEM-CE. Doubletap the EVM icon to open the EVM Console. A folder
of Java examples and Plug-ins is also installed with the Java option. Honeywell does not support Java applications running on
the mobile device.
RFTerm (Optional)
Start > Programs > RFTerm
The application can also be accessed by double clicking the RFTerm desktop icon.
Avalanche
The Wavelink Avalanche Enabler installation file is loaded on the VX3Plus; however, the device is not configured to launch the
installation file automatically. The installation application must be run manually the first time Avalanche is used. Following
installation, the Wavelink Avalanche Enabler will be an auto-launch application. This behavior can be modified by accessing
the Avalanche Update Settings panel through the Enabler Interface.
Software Development
See Also: CE API Programming Guide
The CE API Programming Guide documents device-specific API calls for the VX3Plus. It is intended as an addition to
Microsoft Windows CE API documentation.
A Software Developers Kit (SDK) and additional information about software development can be found on the Developer
Portal. Contact your representative for more information or to access the portal.
Access Files on the CF/SD Card
Click the My Device icon on the Desktop then click the System icon.
A SD/CF card is used for permanent storage of the VX3Plus drivers, CAB files and utilities. It is also used for registry content
back up.
CAB files, when executed, are not deleted.
Note:
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Always perform a warm reset (Start / Run / Warmboot) when exchanging one card for another.
VX3Plus Utilities
The following files are pre-loaded.
LAUNCH.EXE
Launch works in coordination with registry settings to allow drivers or applications to be loaded automatically into DRAM at
system startup. Registry settings control what gets launched; see the App Note for information on these settings. For
examples, you can look at the registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ LXE \ Persist
Launch will execute .CAB files, .BAT files, or .EXE files.
App Note
All applications to be installed into persistent memory must be in the form of Windows CE CAB files. These CAB
files exist as separate files from the main installation image, and are copied to the CE device using ActiveSync,
or using a CompactFlash ATA card. The CAB files are copied from ATA or using ActiveSync Explore into the
folder System, which is the persistent storage virtual drive. Then, information is added to the registry, if desired,
to make the CAB file auto-launch at startup.
The registry information needed is under the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ LXE \ Persist, as follows. The main
subkey is any text, and is a description of the file. Then three mandatory values are added:
FileName is the name of the CAB file, with the path (usually \System).
Installed is a DWORD value of 0, which changes to 1 once auto-launch installs the file.
FileCheck is the name of a file to look for to determine if the CAB file is installed. This will be the name of one of
the files (with path) installed by the CAB file. Since the CAB file installs into DRAM, when memory is lost this file
is lost, and the CAB file must be reinstalled.
There are three optional fields that may be added:
1. Order is used to force a sequence of events. Order=0 is first, and Order=99 is last. Two items which have the same
order will be installed in the same pass, but not in a predictable sequence.
2. Delay is used to add a delay after the item is loaded, before the next is loaded. The delay is given in seconds, and
defaults to 0 if not specified. If the install fails (or the file to be installed is not found), the delay does not occur.
3. PCMCIA is used to indicate that the file (usually a CAB file) being loaded is a radio driver, and the PCMCIA slots should
be started after this file is loaded. By default, the PCMCIA slots are off on powerup, to prevent the “Unidentified
PCMCIA Slot” dialog from appearing. Once the drivers are loaded, the slot can be turned on. The value in the PCMCIA
field is a DWORD, representing the number of seconds to wait after installing the CAB file, but before activating the slot
(a latency to allow the thread loading the driver to finish installation). The default value of 0 means the slot is not
powered on. The default values for the default radio drivers (listed below) is 1, meaning one second elapses between the
CAB file loading and the slot powering up.
The auto-launch process proceeds as follows:
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The launch utility opens the registry database and reads the list of CAB files to auto-launch.
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First it looks for FileName to see if the CAB file is present. If not, the registry entry is ignored. If it is present, and the
Installed flag is not set, auto-launch makes a copy of the CAB file (since it gets deleted by installation), and runs the
Microsoft utility WCELOAD to install it.
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If the Installed flag is set, auto-launch looks for the FileCheck file. If it is present, the CAB file is installed, and that
registry entry is complete. If the FileCheck file is not present, memory has been lost, and the utility calls WCELOAD to
reinstall the CAB file.
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Then, the whole process repeats for the next entry in the registry, until all registry entries are analyzed.
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To force execution every time (for example, for AUTOEXEC.BAT), use a FileCheck of “dummy”, which will never be
found, forcing the item to execute.
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For persist keys specifying .EXE or .BAT files, the executing process is started, and then Launch will continue, leaving
the loading process to run independently. For other persist keys (including .CAB files), Launch will wait for the loading
process to complete before continuing. This is important, for example, to ensure that a .CAB file is installed before the
.EXE files from the .CAB file are run.
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Note that the auto-launch process can also launch batch files (*.BAT), executable files (*.EXE), registry setting files
(*.REG), or sound files (*.WAV). The mechanism is the same as listed above, but the appropriate CE application is
called, depending on file type.
Note:
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Registry entries may vary depending on software revision level and options ordered with the
VX3Plus.
LAUNCH.EXE and Persistent Storage
If any of the following directories are created in the System folder, Launch automatically copies all of the files in these
directories to the respective folder on the installed CF/SD drive:
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AppMgr
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Desktop
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Favorites
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Fonts
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Help
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Programs
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Recent
Note:
Files in the Startup folder are executed, but only from System > Startup. They are not copied to
another folder.
REGEDIT.EXE
Registry Editor – Use caution when editing the Registry. Make a backup copy of the registry before changes are made.
REGLOAD.EXE
Double-tapping a registry settings file (e.g. REG) causes RegLoad to open the file and make the indicated settings in the
registry. This is similar to how RegEdit works on a desktop PC. The .REG file format is the same as on the desktop PC.
REGDUMP.EXE
Registry dump – Saves a copy of the registry as a text file. The file, REG.TXT, is located in the root folder.
Note:
The REG.TXT file is not saved in persistent storage. To use the REG.TXT file as a reference in the
event of a coldboot, copy the file to the System folder on the VX3Plus or store a copy of the
REG.TXT file on a PC.
WARMBOOT.EXE
Double click this file to warm boot the computer (i.e., all RAM is preserved). It automatically saves the registry before rebooting
which means configuration changes are not lost.
WAVPLAY.EXE
Double tapping a sound file (e.g. WAV) causes WavPlay to open the file and run it in the background.
VX3Plus Command-line Utilities
Command line utilities can be executed by Start > Run > [program name].
COLDBOOT.EXE
Command line utility which performs a cold boot (all RAM is erased).
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Passwords are lost upon cold boot. If a password is set, that password must be entered to begin the cold boot power cycle
process.
PrtScrn.EXE
Command line utility which performs a screen print and saves the file in .BMP format in the \System folder. Tap Start > Run
and type prtscrn and tap OK, or press Enter. There is a 10 second delay before the screen print is made. The device beeps and
the screen captured file (scrnnnnn.bmp) is placed in the \System folder. The numeric filename is incremented by 1 each time
the PrtScrn function is activated. The command is not case-sensitive.
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Desktop
Note:
For general use instruction, please refer to commercially available Windows CE user’s guides or the
Windows on-line Help application installed in the mobile device.
The VX3Plus Desktop appearance is similar to that of a desktop PC running a Windows operating system.
At the bottom of the screen is the Start button. Tapping the Start Button causes the Start Menu to pop up. It contains the
standard Windows menu options: Programs, Favorites, Documents, Settings, Help, and Run.
Desktop Icons
At a minimum, the desktop displays icons for My Device, Internet Explorer and the Recycle Bin. Following are a few of the
other icons that may be on the VX3Plus Desktop. Please Contact your representative about the latest updates and upgrades
for your operating system.
Icon
Function
Access files and programs.
Storage for files that are to be deleted.
Discover and then pair with nearby discoverable Bluetooth devices.
Storage for downloaded files / applications.
Connect to the Internet/intranet.
Used for accessing the appropriate wireless configuration, SCU (Summit Client Utility).
The eXpress Scan utility allows an administrator to scan barcodes to provide the initial network and Avalanche Mobile Device Server address configuration. This eliminates the need to edit radio parameters manually on the VX3Plus. eXpress Scan uses barcodes created with eXpress Config.
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Icon
Function
RFTerm is an optional terminal emulation program for the VX3Plus. When RFTerm is installed, this icon is displayed on the desktop.
A shortcut to the Remote Desktop Connection utility.
Wavelink® Avalanche Mobility Center™ (Avalanche MC) is a remote client management system that is
designed to distribute software and configuration updates to monitored devices, including the VX3Plus. The
enabler for Wavelink Avalanche is loaded on the VX3Plus but not installed. When the enabler is installed this
icon is displayed on the desktop.
The demo version of Wavelink Telnet CE is installed on all devices. Please Contact your representative for
licensing information. When installed, license details are maintained in the Wavelink tab in the License
Viewer control panel.
Tapping the desktop icon displays information on the Java version installed. Files can be accessed by tapping Start > Programs > JEM-CE. Doubletap the EVM icon to open the EVM Console. A folder of Java
examples and Plug-ins is also installed with the Java option. Honeywell does not support Java applications
running on the mobile device.
Start button. Access programs, select from the Favorites listing, documents last worked on, change/view settings for the control panel or taskbar, on-line help or run programs.
Taskbar
The number and type of icons displayed are based on the device type, installed options and configuration of the VX3Plus.
My Device Folders
Folder
Description
Preserved upon Reboot?
Application Data
Data saved by running applications
No
My Documents
Storage for downloaded files / applications
No
Network
Mounted network drive
No
Program Files
Applications
No
System
Internal CF/SD Card (CAB file storage)
Yes
Storage Card or SD Card Additional optional storage space
Yes
Temp
Location for temporary files
No
Windows
Operating System in Secure Storage
No
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Wavelink Avalanche Enabler (Optional)
Note:
If the user is NOT using Wavelink Avalanche to manage their mobile device, the Enabler should not
be installed on the mobile device(s).
The following features are supported by the Wavelink Avalanche Enabler when used in conjunction with the Avalanche
Manager.
After configuration, Enabler files are installed upon initial bootup and after a hard reset. Network parameter configuration is
supported for:
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IP address: DHCP or static IP
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RF network SSID
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DNS hosts (primary, secondary, tertiary)
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Subnet mask
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Enabler update
Related Manual: Using Wavelink Avalanche
The VX3Plus has the Avalanche Enabler installation files loaded, but not installed, on the mobile device when it is shipped. The
installation files are located in the System folder on CE devices. The installation application must be run manually the first time
Avalanche is used.
After the installation application is manually run, a reboot is necessary for the Enabler to begin normal performance. Following
this reboot, the Enabler will by default be an auto-launch application. This behavior can be modified by accessing the
Avalanche Update Settings panel through the Enabler Interface.
The designation of the mobile device to the Avalanche CE Manager is LXE_VX3X or LXE_VX3H.
Devices manufactured before October 2006 must have their drivers and system files upgraded before they can use the
Avalanche Enabler functions. Please Contact your representative for details on upgrading the mobile device baseline.
Internet Explorer
Start > Programs > Internet Explorer
This option requires a radio card and an Internet Service Provider. There are a few changes in the Windows CE version of
Internet Explorer as it relates to the general desktop Windows PC Internet Explorer options. Tap the “?” button to access
Internet Explorer Help.
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Start Menu Program Options
The following list represents the factory default program installation. Your system may contain different items from those
shown below, based on the software and hardware options purchased.
Communication
Stores Network communication options
ActiveSync
Transfer files between a VX3Plus and a desktop computer
Connect
Run this command after setting up a connection
Start (or Stop) FTP
Server
Begin / end connection to FTP server
Command Prompt
The command line interface in a separate window
eXpress Scan
Option. Requires Wavelink Avalanche option eXpress Config.
Internet Explorer
Access web pages on the Internet/Intranet
Java
Optional
Media Player
Digital media player for movie and audio files.
Microsoft File Viewers1
View downloaded files
Excel Viewer
View Excel 97 and newer documents
Image Viewer
View BMP, JPEG and PNG images
PDF Viewer
View Adobe Acrobat documents
Word Viewer
View Word 97 and newer documents and RTF files
Microsoft WordPad
Opens an ASCII notepad
Remote Desktop Connection
Log on to a Windows Terminal Server
RFTerm
Option. Terminal emulation application.
Settings
Access to all Control Panels, a shortcut to the Network and Dialup Control Panel and
access to Taskbar options.
Summit
Set Summit radio / network parameters
Transcriber
Enter data using the stylus on the touchscreen
Wavelink Avalanche
Option. Remote management for networked devices
Windows Explorer
File management program
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If installed, RFTerm runs automatically at the conclusion of each reboot.
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If installed and enabled, AppLock runs automatically at the conclusion of each reboot.
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The wireless client connects automatically during each reboot.
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Bluetooth re-connects to nearby paired devices automatically at the conclusion of each reboot.
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If installed and pre-configured, Wavelink Avalanche connects remotely and downloads updates automatically during
each reboot.
Communication
Start > Programs > Communication
1The Microsoft File Viewers cannot display files that have been password protected.
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ActiveSync
Start FTP Server / Stop FTP Server
Start > Programs > Communication > Start (or Stop) FTP Server
These shortcuts call the Services Manager to start and stop the FTP server. The server defaults to Off (for security) unless it is
explicitly turned on from the menu.
Summit
Start > Programs> Summit > SCU
Use this option to set up radio client profiles.
The Summit Control Panel can also be accessed by doubletapping the Summit icon in the taskbar or on the desktop.
Certs
The Certs option displays a readme file containing details on how the Summit Configuration Utility (SCU) handles certificates
for WPA authentication.
Command Prompt
Start > Programs > Command Prompt
Type help cmd at the command prompt to view valid Pocket PC (Console) commands.
Exit the command prompt by typing exit at the command prompt or tap File > Close.
eXpress Scan
The eXpress Scan utility allows an administrator to scan barcodes to provide the initial network and Avalanche Mobile Device
Server address configuration. This eliminates the need to edit radio parameters manually on the VX3Plus.
eXpress Scan uses barcodes created with eXpress Config.
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Internet Explorer
Start > Programs > Internet Explorer
This option requires a radio card and an Internet Service Provider. There are a few changes in the Windows CE version of
Internet Explorer as it relates to the general desktop Windows PC Internet Explorer options. Tap the ? button to access Internet
Explorer Help.
Media Player
Start > Programs > Media Player
There are few changes in the Windows CE version of Media Player as it relates to the general desktop Windows PC Microsoft
Media Player options.
After the Media Player application is running, click the ? button to access Media Player Help.
Microsoft File Viewers
The following applications are included:
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Word Viewer
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Excel Viewer
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PDF Viewer
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Image Viewer
Note:
The viewer applications allow viewing documents, but not editing them.
Microsoft WordPad
Start > Programs > Microsoft WordPad
Create and edit documents and templates in WordPad, using buttons and menu commands that are similar to those used in the
desktop PC version of Microsoft WordPad.
By default WordPad files are saved as .PWD files. Documents can be saved in other formats e.g. .RTF or .DOC.
Tap the ? button to access WordPad Help.
Remote Desktop Connection
Start > Programs > Remote Desktop
There are few changes in the Windows CE version of Remote Desktop as it relates to the general desktop Windows PC
Microsoft Remote Desktop options.
If installed, Remote Desktop on the VX3Plus can be accessed by Start > Programs > Remote Desktop.
Select a computer from the drop down list or enter a host name and tap the Connect button.
Tap the Options >> button to access the General, Display, Local Resources, Programs and Experience tabs. Tap the ? button
to access Remote Desktop Connection Help.
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Settings
Start > Settings
The Settings menu option may include the following:
Control Panel
All control panels
Network and Dialup
Connections
Shortcut to control panel. Connect to a network, create a new connection, and adjust parameters for
client connections.
Taskbar
Set Taskbar parameters
Transcriber
To make changes to the Transcriber application, tap the keyboard icon in the status bar. Select Transcriber from the pop-up
menu. Then open the Input control panel and tap the Options button. Transcriber Options (Start > Settings > Control Panel >
Input Panel) are available only when Transcriber is selected as the active input method. Tap the “?” button or the Help button
to access Transcriber Help.
Windows Explorer
Start > Programs > Windows Explorer
There are a few changes in the Windows CE version of Windows Explorer as it relates to the general desktop PC Windows
Explorer options. Tap the “?” button to access Windows Explorer Help.
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Taskbar
Start > Settings > Taskbar
There are a few changes in the Windows CE version of Taskbar as it relates to the general desktop PC Windows Taskbar
options.
When the taskbar is auto hidden, press the Ctrl key then the Esc key to make the Start button appear.
Clicking the Taskbar option on the Settings menu displays the Taskbar General tab and the Taskbar Advanced tab.
See Also: "Taskbar Icons"
General Tab
Factory Default Settings
Always on Top
Enabled
Auto hide
Disabled
Show Clock
Enabled
Advanced Tab
Expand Control Panel
Tap the checkbox to have the Control Panel folders appear in drop down menu format from the Settings > Control Panel
menu option.
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Clear Contents of Document Folder
Tap the Clear button to remove the contents of the Document folder.
Taskbar Icons
As VX3Plus devices and applications open and change state, icons are placed in the Taskbar. In most cases, tapping the icon
in the Taskbar opens the related application.
Refer to Start > Help for an explanation of standard Windows CE taskbar icons.
Following are a few of the VX3Plus unique taskbar icons that may appear in the Taskbar. These icons are in addition to the
Windows CE taskbar icons.
Wireless Zero Config Inactive / Connected / Not Connected.
Clicking on the icon opens the Wireless Zero Config utility.
Bluetooth connected / disconnected. Clicking the icon opens the Bluetooth control panel.
ActiveSync Connection
Cerdisp connected (displayed when LXEConnect is connected)
Summit Client signal indicator no signal / excellent signal. Clicking on the icon opens the
Summit Client Utility.
Current time. Clicking the time display opens the Date/Time control panel.
AppLock switchpad.
Input method, keyboard / input panel / transcriber
CapsLock active
VX3Plus OS Upgrade
Introduction
Depending on the size of the operating system, the total time required for a successful upgrade may require several minutes.
The OS upgrade files are unique to your VX3Plus physical configuration and date of manufacture. OS upgrade files designed
for one device configuration should not be used on a different device configuration.
Preparation
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Please Contact your representative to get the OS upgrade files.
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Use ActiveSync to back up VX3Plus user files and store them elsewhere before beginning an upgrade on the VX3Plus.
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Maintain an uninterrupted AC/DC power source to the VX3Plus throughout this process.
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The SD / CF card with the OS and systems files must be present for the VX3Plus to boot. Removal or installation of SD
or CF cards should be performed on a clean, well-lit surface.
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Always perform OS updates when the VX3Plus has a dependable external power source connected to the VX3Plus.
Procedure
1. Verify a dependable power source is applied to the VX3Plus and will stay connected during the upgrade procedure.
2. Establish an ActiveSync connection between the VX3Plus and a desktop/laptop computer.
3. Download the OS files from the desktop/laptop to the VX3Plus's System folder.
4. During the file copy process to the VX3Plus System folder, when asked “Overwrite ?”, select Yes to All.
5. Review the files that were downloaded to the System folder.
6. Restart the VX3Plus.
7. Disconnect from ActiveSync.
8. When the OS finishes loading, check the OS update version by selecting Start > Settings > Control Panel > About >
Software tab.
The touch screen may require calibration, however most Windows OS versions save the calibration data, eliminating the need
to calibrate.
Contact your representative for re-imaging options if the VX3Plus won't boot up after the upgrade is finished.
Warning: Opening the device e.g. removing endcaps or access panels, etc. could void the user's authority to
operate this equipment.
ActiveSync
Introduction
Once a relationship (partnership) has been established with Connect (on a desktop computer), ActiveSync will synchronize
using the wireless link, serial port, or USB on the VX3Plus.
Requirement : ActiveSync (version 4.5 or higher for Windows XP desktop/laptop computers) must be resident on the host
(desktop/laptop) computer. Windows Mobile Device Center is required for a Windows Vista/Windows 7 desktop/laptop
computer. ActiveSync and Windows Mobile Device Center for the PC is available from the Microsoft website. Follow their
instructions to locate, download and install ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device Center on your desktop computer.
Note:
For readability in this section, ActiveSync will be used in instructions and explanations. If you have a
Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating system on your desktop/laptop, replace ActiveSync with
Windows Mobile Device Center.
Using Microsoft ActiveSync, you can synchronize information on your desktop computer with the VX3Plus and vice versa.
Synchronization compares the data on your mobile device with your desktop computer and updates both with the most recent
data.
For example, you can:
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Back up and restore your device data.
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Copy (rather than synchronize) files between your device and desktop computer.
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Control when synchronization occurs by selecting a synchronization mode. For example, you can synchronize
continually while connected to your desktop computer or only when you choose the synchronize command.
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By default, ActiveSync does not automatically synchronize all types of information. Use ActiveSync Options to specify the
types of information you want to synchronize. The synchronization process makes the data (in the information types you
select) identical on both your desktop computer and your device.
When installation of ActiveSync is complete on your desktop computer, the ActiveSync Setup Wizard begins and starts the
following processes:
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connect your device to your desktop computer,
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set up a partnership so you can synchronize information between your device and your desktop computer, and
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customize your synchronization settings.
Because ActiveSync is already installed on your device, your first synchronization process begins automatically when you
finish setting up your desktop computer in the ActiveSync wizard. For more information about using ActiveSync on your
desktop computer, open ActiveSync, then open ActiveSync Help.
Initial Setup
The initial setup of ActiveSync must be made via a USB or serial connection. When there is a Connect icon on the desktop,
this section can be bypassed.
Partnerships can only be created using direct serial or a USB cable connection.
After the partnerships are established, ActiveSync communication can be initiated using:
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USB
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Serial
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Wireless
Connect via USB
The default connection type is USB Client
To change the connection type or to verify it is set to USB, select
Start > Settings > Control Panel > PC Connection
Tap the Change button. From the popup list, choose
USB Client
This will set up the mobile device to use the USB port. Tap OK and ensure the check box for “Allow connection with desktop
computer when device is attached” is checked.
Tap OK to return to the Control Panel. If desired, any control panel windows may be closed.
IMPORTANT – DO NOT PUT THE MOBILE DEVICE INTO SUSPEND WHILE CONNECTED VIA USB. The device will be
unable to connect to the host PC when it resumes operation.
Connect the correct cable to the PC (the host) and the mobile device (the client) as detailed below. USB will start automatically
when the USB cable is connected, not requiring you to select “Connect” from the start menu.
Cable for USB ActiveSync Connection:
MX3069CABLE- USB-Client cable, VX3Plus USB Client port to PC/Laptop USB port.
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D9 connector connects to port marked USB-C on the VX3Plus endcap. If there is no port on the endcap, USB cannot be
used for ActiveSync.
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The USB type A connector connects to a standard USB port on a PC or laptop.
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Serial Connection
The connection type must be changed to Serial 1 @ 57600 or Serial 3 @ 57600 depending on which serial port on the
VX3Plus is used.
To change the connection type select
Start > Settings > Control Panel > PC Connection
Tap the Change button. From the popup list, choose
Serial 1 @ 57600 or Serial 3 @ 57600
This will set up the mobile device to use the serial port. Tap OK and ensure the check box for “Allow connection with desktop
computer when device is attached” is checked.
Tap OK to return to the Control Panel. If desired, any control panel windows may be closed.
Select Start > Settings > Scanner and ensure the integrated scanner is set to a port that is NOT the same as the ActiveSync
port.
Connect the correct cable to the PC (the host) and the mobile device (the client). Select “Connect” from the Start Menu on the
client (Start > Programs > Communications > Connect).
Note:
Run “Connect” when the “Get Connected” wizard on the host PC is checking COM ports to establish
a connection for the first time.
Cable for Serial ActiveSync Connection
Serial ActiveSync
9000054CABLE, RS-232 9 Pin to 9 Pin, VX3Plus Serial port to PC/Laptop serial port
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Connect one end of the cable to the COM port (labeled RS-232 COM1) on the VX3Plus endcap.
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Connect the other end to a COM port on a PC or laptop.
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Wireless Connection
Note:
You must establish a partnership with a desktop computer prior to running ActiveSync on the mobile
device. The initial partnership must be done using direct serial or USB cable connection.
Once the relationship is established using the serial port, the ActiveSync link in the Start Menu gives a choice of connections,
one of which is Network.
Select Start > Settings > Programs > Communication > ActiveSync. From the popup list, choose Network and then tap
the Connect button.
VX3Plus without Touchscreen
A touchscreen is optional on the VX3Plus. It may be easier to configure the VX3Plus using ActiveSync and LXEConnect rather
than using the VX3Plus keyboard only.
For a VX3Plus equipped with a touchscreen, the touchscreen can be disabled. It may be easier to configure the VX3Plus using
ActiveSync and LXEConnect rather than using the VX3Plus keyboard only.
Synchronizing from the Mobile Device
To synchronize using a wireless LAN card, you must have set up ActiveSync on your desktop computer and completed the
first synchronization process before you initiate synchronization from your device.
To initiate synchronization from your VX3Plus, tap Start > Programs > Communication > ActiveSync to begin the process.
Tap Sync to connect and synchronize. View synchronization status.
Tap Tools to synchronize or change synchronization settings. View connection status.
Tap Stop to stop synchronization.
Tap Start > Help for context-sensitive help.
Explore
From the ActiveSync Dialog on the Desktop PC, tap the Explore button, which allows you to explore the mobile device from
the PC side, with some limitations. You can copy files to or from the mobile device by drag-and-drop. You will not be allowed to
delete files or copy files out of the \Windows folder on the mobile device. (Technically, the only files you cannot delete or copy
are ones marked as system files in the original build of the Windows image. This, however, includes most of the files in the
\Windows folder).
Backup Data Files using ActiveSync
Use the following information to backup data files from the mobile device to a desktop or laptop PC using the appropriate
cables and Microsoft’s ActiveSync.
Prerequisites
A partnership between the mobile device and ActiveSync has been established.
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Serial Port Transfer
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A desktop or laptop PC with an available serial port and a mobile device with a serial port. The desktop or laptop PC
must be running Windows XP or greater.
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Null modem cable with all control lines connected. Use the null modem cable part number listed in Connect via Serial.
USB Transfer
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A desktop or laptop PC with an available USB port and a mobile device with a USB port. The desktop or laptop PC must
be running Windows XP or greater.
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Use the specific USB cable as listed in Connect Via USB.
Connect
Connect the modem cable to the PC (the host) and the mobile device (the client). Select “Connect” from the Start Menu on the
mobile device (Start > Programs > Communications > Connect).
Note:
Run “Connect” when the “Get Connected” wizard on the host PC is checking COM ports to establish
a connection for the first time.
Note:
USB synchronization will start automatically when the cable is connected, not requiring you to select
“Connect” from the Start menu.
Disconnect
USB Connection
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Tap the status bar icon in the lower right hand corner of the status bar. Then tap the Disconnect button.
IMPORTANT – DO NOT PUT THE MOBILE DEVICE INTO SUSPEND WHILE CONNECTED VIA USB. The device will be
unable to connect to the host PC when it resumes operation.
Serial Connection
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Disconnect the cable from the mobile device.
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Put the mobile device into Suspend.
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Tap the status bar icon in the lower right hand corner of the status bar. Then tap the Disconnect button.
Network Connection
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Put the mobile device into Suspend.
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Tap the status bar icon in the lower right hand corner of the status bar. Then tap the Disconnect button.
Cold Boot and Loss of Host Re-connection
ActiveSync assigns a partnership between a client and a host computer. A partnership is defined by two objects – a unique
computer name and a random number generated when the partnership is first created. An ActiveSync partnership between a
unique client can be established to two hosts.
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When the mobile device is cold booted, the random number is deleted – and the partnership with the last one of the two hosts is
also deleted. The host retains the random numbers and unique names of all devices having a partnership with it. Two clients
cannot have a partnership with the same host if they have the same name. (Control Panel > System > Device Name)
If the cold booted mobile device tries to reestablish the partnership with the same host PC, a new random number is generated
for the mobile device and ActiveSync will insist the unique name of the mobile device be changed. If the mobile device is
associated with a second host, changing the name will destroy that partnership as well. This can cause some confusion when
re-establishing partnerships with hosts.
ActiveSync Help
ActiveSync on the host says that a device is trying to connect, but it cannot identify it
One or more control lines are not connected. This is usually a cable problem, but on a laptop or other device, it may indicate a
bad serial port.
If the VX3Plus is connected to a PC by a cable, disconnect the cable from the VX3Plus and reconnect it again.
Check that the correct connection is selected (Serial or USB “Client” if this is the initial ActiveSync installation).
See Also: “Cold Boot and Loss of Host Reconnection”.
ActiveSync indicator on the host (disc in the toolbar tray) turns green and spins as soon as you connect the cable,
before tapping the Connect icon (or REPLLOG.EXE in the Windows directory).
One or more control lines are tied together incorrectly. This is usually a cable problem, but on a laptop or other device, it may
indicate a bad serial port.
ActiveSync indicator on the host turns green and spins, but connection never occurs
Baud rate of connection is not supported or detected by host. Check that the correct connection is selected (Serial or USB
“Client” if this is the initial ActiveSync installation).
-orIncorrect or broken data lines in cable.
ActiveSync indicator on the host remains gray
Solution 1: ActiveSync icon on the PC does not turn green after connecting USB cable from VX3Plus.
1. Disconnect VX3Plus USB cable from PC.
2. Suspend/Resume or Restart the VX3Plus.
3. In ActiveSync > File > Connection Settings on PC disable Allow USB Connections and click OK.
4. Re-enable Allow USB Connections on the PC and click OK.
5. Reconnect USB cable from VX3Plus to PC.
Solution 2: The host doesn’t know you are trying to connect. May mean a bad cable, with no control lines connected, or an
incompatible baud rate. Try the connection again, with a known good cable.
Testing connection with a terminal emulator program, or a serial port monitor
You can use HyperTerminal or some other terminal emulator program to do a rough test of ActiveSync. Set the terminal
emulator to 8 bits, no parity, 1 stop bits, and the same baud rate as the connection on the CE device. After double-tapping
REPLLOG.EXE on the CE device, the word “CLIENT” appears on the display in ASCII format. When using a serial port
monitor, you see the host echo “CLIENT”, followed by “SERVER”. After this point, the data stream becomes straight (binary)
PPP.
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Configuring the VX3Plus with LXEConnect
LXEConnect allows a user to view the VX3Plus screen remotely from a PC using an ActiveSync connection:
Requirement : ActiveSync (version 4.5 or higher for Windows XP desktop/laptop computers) must be resident on the host
(desktop/laptop) computer. Windows Mobile Device Center is required for a Windows Vista/Windows 7 desktop/laptop
computer. ActiveSync and Windows Mobile Device Center for the PC are available from the Microsoft website. Follow their
instructions to locate, download and install ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device Center on your desktop computer.
Note:
For readability in this section, ActiveSync will be used in instructions and explanations. If you have a
Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating system on your desktop/laptop, replace ActiveSync with
Windows Mobile Device Center.
ActiveSync is already installed on the VX3Plus. The VX3Plus is preconfigured to establish a USB ActiveSync connection to a
PC when the proper cable is attached to the VX3Plus and the PC.
If the VX3Plus uses a serial port for ActiveSync, it will be necessary to configure the VX3Plus to use the serial port. Complete
details on the proper cables and port configuration are included in Initial Setup.
Install LXEConnect
1. Install Microsoft ActiveSync on a PC with a USB port. For details, please see Initial Setup.
2. Power up the VX3Plus.
3. Connect the VX3Plus to the PC using the proper connection cable. Once connected, the ActiveSync dialog box
appears. If using the USB connection, the ActiveSync connection is automatically established. If using a serial
connection, it is necessary to initiate the connection from the VX3Plus.
4. Select “No” for partnership when prompted. Dismiss any ActiveSync dialog boxes warning a partnership is not set up. It
is not necessary to establish a partnership to use LXEConnect. However, if a partnership is desired for other reasons,
one may be established now. More details on partnerships are included in ActiveSync Help.
5. When the ActiveSync screen appears, select Explore.
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6. An explorer window is displayed for the VX3Plus. Browse to the \System\LXEConnect folder. Contact your
representative for the necessary files if this folder is not present.
7. Select and copy the LXEConnect.msi and Setup.exe files from the VX3Plus to the user PC. Note the location chosen
for the files.
8. Close the ActiveSync explorer dialog box. Do not disconnect the VX3Plus ActiveSync connection.
9. Execute the setup.exe file that was copied to the user PC. This setup program installs the LXEConnect utility.
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10. Follow the on screen installation prompts. The default installation directory is C:\Program Files\LXE\LXEConnect.
11. When the installation is complete, create a desktop shortcut to the following file: C:\Program
Files\LXE\LXEConnect\LXEConnect.exe. If a different directory was selected during installation, please substitute the
appropriate directory.
12. LXEConnect is now installed and ready to use.
Using LXEConnect
1. If an ActiveSync connection has not been established, connect the VX3Plus to the PC.
2. Double-click the LXEConnect icon that was created on the desktop.
3. LXEConnect launches.
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4. Click the OK button to dismiss the About CERDisp dialog box. on the VX3Plus desktop by clicking the OK button in the
LXEConnect window on the PC desktop. The dialog box automatically times out and disappears after approximately 30
seconds.
5. The VX3Plus can now be configured from the LXEConnect window. Input from the PC’s mouse and keyboard are
recognized as if they were attached to the VX3Plus.
6. When the remote session is completed, terminate the LXEConnect program by selecting File > Exit or clicking on the X
in the upper right hand corner to close the application, then disconnect the ActiveSync cable.
Note:
VX3Plus cannot go into Suspend mode until after a warmboot. If using Power Management on a
VX3Plus, always warmboot the VX3Plus when finished using LXEConnect.
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Control Panel
Start > Settings > Control Panel or My Device > Control Panel link
Tap the ? button for Help when changing VX3Plus Control Panel options.
Option
Function
About
Software, hardware, versions and network IP. No user intervention allowed.
Accessibility
Customize the way the keyboard, audio, display or mouse function for users with
hearing or viewing difficulties.
Administration
AppLock Administration utility.
Bluetooth
Set the parameters for Bluetooth device connections.
Certificates
Manage digital certificates used for secure communication.
Date/Time
Set Date, Time, Time Zone, and Daylight Savings.
Device Management
Connection setup for Microsoft Systems Management Server.
Dialing
Connection setup for modem attached to COM port or CompactFlash slot.
Display
Set background graphic and scheme. Set touchscreen and keypad backlight properties
and timers.
Input Panel
Select the current key / data input method. Select custom key maps.
Installed Programs
View the list of installed programs.
Internet Options
Set General, Connection, Security, Privacy, Advanced and Popups options for Internet
connectivity.
Keyboard
Select a Key Map (or font). Set key repeat delay and key repeat rate.
KeyPad
Configure KeyMap keys, RunCmd and LaunchApp.
License Viewer
Displays license information for installed licensed applications.
Mixer
Adjust the input and output parameters – volume, sidetone, and record gain, for
headphone, software and microphone.
Mouse
Set the double-tap sensitivity for stylus taps on the touchscreen.
MX3X-VXC Options
Set various device specific configuration options.
Network and Dial Up Options
Set network driver properties and network access properties.
Network Capture
Set network logging options.
Owner
Set the mobile device owner details (name, phone, etc.). Enter notes. Enable / disable
Owner display parameters. Enter Network ID for the device – user name, password,
domain.
Password
Set OS access password properties for signon and/or screen saver.
PC Connection
Control the connection between the mobile device and a local desktop or laptop
computer.
PCMCIA
Manage cards in card slots and IntATA card slot.
Regional Settings
Set appearance of numbers, currency, time and date based on country region and
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Option
Function
language settings.
Remove Programs
This panel has been replaced by Installed Programs
Scanner
Scan Wedge utility. Set scanner key wedge, scanner port, and imager LED illumination
options. Assign baud rate, parity, stop bits and data bits for COM1 port. Assign
scanned barcode data manipulation parameters.
Stylus
Set double-tap sensitivity properties and/or calibrate the touch panel.
System
Review System and Computer data and revision levels. Adjust Storage and Program
memory settings. Enter device name and description. Review copyright notices.
Terminal Server Client Licenses
Select a server client license from a drop down list.
Volume and Sounds
Enable / disable volume and sounds. Set volume parameters and assign sound WAV
files to events.
WiFi
Set the parameters for a Summit client.
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About
Start > Settings > Control Panel > About
The data cannot be edited by the VX3Plus user on these panels.
Tab
Contents
Software
GUID, Windows CE Version, OAL Version, Bootloader Version,
Compile Version, FPGA Version and Language. Language indicates
any pre-installed Asian fonts.
Hardware
CPU Type, Codec Type, FPGA Version, Scanner type, Display,
Flash memory, and DRAM memory
Versions
Revision level of software modules and .NET Compact Framework
Version.
Network IP
Current network connection IP and MAC address. Only the first 2
network ports are shown (usually radio and ActiveSync).
Version window information is retrieved from the registry.
Version Tab and the Registry
Modify the Registry using the Registry Editor. Use caution when editing the Registry and make a backup copy of the registry
before changes are made.
The registry settings for the Version tab are under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ LXE \ Version in the registry.
To add a user application to the Version panel, create a new string value under the HKLM\Software\LXE\Version key. The
string name should be the Application name to appear in the Version window. The data for the value should be the version
number to appear in the Version window .
Version strings can be equal to or less than 254 characters. Because the strings are displayed in a text box, any number can be
accommodated, up to the 64K byte text box limitation.
Language and Fonts
The Software tab displays any fonts built into the OS image. The fonts built into the OS image are noted in the Language
section of this tab:
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English only – No additional fonts are built into the OS
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Japanese
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Simplified Chinese
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Traditional Chinese
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Korean
The above listed Asian fonts are ordered separately and built-in to the OS image. Built-in fonts are added to registry entries and
are available immediately upon startup. Thai, Hebrew, Arabic and Cyrillic Russian fonts are available in the (English only)
default (extended) fonts.
When an Asian font is copied into the fonts folder on the /System folder; the font works for Asian web pages, the font works
with RFTerm, the font does not work for Asian options in Regional Settings control panel, the font does not work for naming
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desktop icons with Asian names, the font does not work for third-party CE applications, the font does not work for some thirdparty MFC applications.
Identifying Software Versions
The Versions tab displays the versions of many of the software programs installed. Not all installed software installed on the
mobile device is included in this list and the list varies depending on the applications loaded on the VX3Plus. The Image line
displays the revision of the system software installed. Refer to the last three digits to determine the revision level.
MAC Address
The Network IP tab displays the MAC address of the network card.
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Accessibility
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Accessibility
Customize the way the VX3Plus keyboard, sound, display, mouse, automatic reset and notification sounds function. There are
a few changes from general Windows desktop Accessibility options.
Note:
StickyKeys and StickyKeys Settings on the Keyboard panel are disabled as this setting, when
enabled, interferes with the VX3Plus's assigned sticky key implementation.
Tab
Contents
Sticky Keys - Disabled.
Keyboard
ToggleKeys - Disabled by default. Tap the Use ToggleKeys
checkbox to enable this option. Tap the Settings button to view or
change parameters.
Sound
SoundSentry is disabled by default. Tap the Use SoundSentry
checkbox to enable this option. Tap the Settings button to view or
change parameters.
Display
High Contrast is disabled by default. Tap the Use High Contrast
checkbox to enable this option. Tap the Settings button to view or
change parameters.
Mouse
MouseKeys is disabled by default. Tap the Use MouseKeys
checkbox to enable this option. Tap the Settings button to view or
change parameters.
General
Automatic reset is disabled by default. Tap the Turn off accessibility
features checkbox to enable this option and use the dropdown option
to assign a timer.
Notification is enabled by default. Sounds are emitted when turning a
feature on or off.
The following exceptions are due to a limitation in the Microsoft Windows CE operating system:
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If the ToggleKeys option is selected, please note that the ScrollLock key does not produce a sound as the CapsLock
and NumLock keys do.
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If the SoundSentry option is selected, please note that ScrollLock does not produce a visual warning as the CapsLock
and NumLock keys do.
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Administration - AppLock
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Administration
Use this option to set parameters for computers intended to be used as dedicated, single or multiple application devices. In
other words, only the application or feature specified in the AppLock configuration by the Administrator are available to the
VX3Plus user.
VX3Plus devices with the AppLock feature are shipped to start up in Administration mode with no default password, and when
the VX3Plus is started for the first time, the user has full access to the VX3Plus and no password prompt is displayed. After
the Administrator specifies an application or applications to lock, assigns a password and the VX3Plus is rebooted (or the
hotkey is pressed), the VX3Plus is then in end-user mode.
AppLock also contains a component which sets configuration parameters and application launch settings as specified by the
Administrator.
AppLock is designed to be run on certified Windows CE based devices only. The AppLock program is part of the factory
software load.
Configuration parameters are specified by the AppLock Administrator for the VX3Plus end-user. AppLock is password
protected by the Administrator.
End-user mode locks the end-user into the configured application or applications. The end user can still reboot the mobile
device and respond to dialog boxes. The administrator-specified applications are automatically launched in the specified order
and run in full screen mode when the device boots up.
When the mobile device is reset to factory default values, for example after a cold reset, the Administrator may need to
reconfigure the AppLock parameters.
The assumption, in this section, is that the first user to power up a new mobile device is the system administrator.
Note:
AppLock Administrator Control panel file Launch option does not inter-relate with similarly-named
options contained in other VX3Plus Control Panels.
Note:
A few applications do not follow normal procedures when closing. AppLock cannot prevent this type
of application from closing, but is notified that the application has closed. For these applications,
AppLock immediately restarts the application (see Auto Re-Launch) which causes the screen to
flicker. If this type of application is being locked, the administrator should close all other applications
before switching to end-user mode to minimize the screen flicker.
AppLock is updated periodically as new options become available. Contact your representative for assistance, downloads and
update availability.
Setup a New Device
VX3Plus devices with the AppLock feature are shipped to boot in Administration mode with no default password, thus when
the VX3Plus is first booted, the user has full access to the device and no password prompt is displayed. After the administrator
specifies the applications to lock, a password is assigned and the device is rebooted or the hotkey is pressed, the device
switches to end-user mode.
Briefly, the process to configure a new device is as follows:
1. Connect an external power source to the device and press the Power button.
2. Adjust screen display, audio volume and other parameters if desired. Install accessories.
3. Tap Start > Settings > Control Panel > Administration icon.
4. Assign applications on the Control (single application) or Application (dual application) tab screen.
5. Assign a password on the Security tab screen.
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6. Select a view level on the Status tab screen, if desired.
7. Tap OK
8. Press the hotkey sequence to launch AppLock and lock the configured application(s)
9. The device is now in end-user mode.
Administration Mode
Administration mode gives full access to the mobile device, hardware and software configuration options.
The administrator must enter a valid password (when a password has already been assigned) before access to Administration
mode and configuration options are allowed. The administrator can configure the following options:
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Create/change the keystroke sequence to activate administrator access.
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Create/change the password for administrator access.
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Assign the name of the application, or applications, to lock.
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Select the command line of the application to lock.
In addition to these configuration options, the administrator can view and manage the status logs of AppLock sessions.
Administrator default values for this device:
Administrator Hotkey
Shift+Ctrl+A
Password
none
Application path and name
none
Application command line
none
End User Mode
End-user mode locks the end-user into the configured application or applications. The end user can still reboot and respond to
dialog boxes. Each application is automatically launched and runs in full screen mode when the device boots up.
The user cannot unintentionally or intentionally exit the application nor can the end user execute any other applications. Normal
application exit or switching methods and all Microsoft defined Windows CE key combinations, such as close (X) icon, File
Exit, File Close, Alt-F4, Alt-Tab, etc. are disabled. The Windows CE desktop icons, menu bars, task bar and system trays are
not visible or accessible. Task Manager is not available.
If the end-user selects File/Exit or Close from the applications menu bar, the menu is cleared and nothing else happens; the
application remains active. Nothing happens when the end-user clicks on the Close icon on the application’s title bar and the
application remains active.
Note:
A few applications do not follow normal procedures when closing. AppLock cannot prevent this type
of application from closing, but is notified that the application has closed. For these applications,
AppLock immediately restarts the application which causes the screen to flicker. If this type of
application is being locked, the administrator should close all other applications before switching to
end user mode to minimize the screen flicker.
Windows accelerator keys such as Alt-F4 are disabled.
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Passwords
A password must be configured. If the password is not configured, a new device switches into Administration mode without
prompting for a password. In addition to the hotkey press, a mode switch occurs if inaccurate information has been configured
or if mandatory information is missing in the configuration.
There are several situations that display a password prompt after a password has been configured.
If the configured hotkey is pressed, the password prompt is displayed. In this case the user has 30 seconds to enter a
password. If a valid password is not entered within 30 seconds, the password prompt is dismissed and the device returns to
end-user mode.
All other situations that present the password prompt do not dismiss the prompt -- this is because the other situations result in
invalid end-user operation.
These conditions include:
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If inaccurate configuration information is entered by the administrator, i.e. an application is specified that does not exist.
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If the application name, which is mandatory for end-user mode, is missing in the configuration.
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Invalid installation of AppLock (e.g. missing DLLs).
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Corrupted registry settings.
To summarize, if an error occurs that prevents AppLock from switching to user mode, the password will not timeout and
AppLock will wait until the correct password is entered.
Forgotten password?
See: AppLock Help
End-User Switching Technique
Note:
The touch screen must be enabled.
A checkmark indicates applications currently active or available for Launching by the user. When Keyboard is selected, the
VX3Plus default input method (Input Panel, Transcriber, or custom input method) is activated.
The check to the left of the application name indicates that the application is active.
If the application is listed but does not have a checkmark to the left of the application name, this means the application is
configured in AppLock and can be manually launched by clicking on the application name in the list.
Using a Stylus Tap
When the mobile device enters end-user mode, a Switchpad icon (it looks like three tiny windows one above the other) is
displayed in the lower right corner of the display. The Switchpad is always visible on top of the application in focus. However, if
only one application is configured in AppLock and the Input Panel is disabled the Switchpad is not visible.
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When the user taps the Switchpad icon, a menu is displayed showing the applications available to the user. The user can tap
an application name in the popup menu and the selected application is brought to the foreground. The previous application
continues to run in the background. Stylus taps affect the application in focus only. When the user needs to use the Input
Panel, they tap the Keyboard option. Input Panel taps affect the application in focus only.
See Also: Application Panel > Launch > Manual (Launch) and Allow Close
Using the Switch Key Sequence
One switch key sequence (or hotkey) is defined by the administrator for the end-user to use when switching between locked
applications. This is known as the Activation key. The Activation key is assigned by the Administrator using the Global Key
parameter. When the switch key sequence is pressed on the keypad, the next application in the AppLock configuration is
moved to the foreground and the previous application moves to the background. The previous application continues to run in
the background. End-user key presses affect the application in focus only.
See Also: Start > Settings > Administration > Application Panel > Global Key
Hotkey (Activation hotkey)
The default Hotkey (Activation key) is Ctrl+Spc. The key sequence switches the focus between one application and another.
Data entry affects the application running in the foreground only. Note that the system administrator may have assigned a
different key sequence to use when switching applications.
Application Configuration
Settings > Control Panel > Administration icon
The default Administrator Hotkey sequence is Shift+Ctrl+A.
Administrator mode allows access to all features on the device. When the hotkey is pressed to switch into Administrator mode,
a password prompt is displayed (if a password has been configured). A password must be entered within 30 seconds (and
within three tries) or the password prompt is removed and the device remains in end-user mode with the focus returned to the
locked application. Without entry of a valid password, the switch into Administrator mode will not occur.
The password prompt is displayed if a password has been configured. When the valid password is entered, the Administration
Control panel is displayed. When a valid password is not entered within 30 seconds, the user is returned to the System Control
Panel.
If a password has not been configured, the Administrator Control panel is displayed.
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Application Panel
Use the Application tab options to select the applications to launch when the device boots up in End-user Mode.
If no application is specified when the Administrator Control Panel is closed, the mobile device reboots into Administrator
mode. If a password has been set, but an application has not been specified, the user will be prompted for the password before
entering administration mode. The password prompt remains on the display until a valid password is entered.
Option
Explanation
Filename
Default is blank. Move the cursor to the Filename text box and either type the application path or tap
the Browse button (the … button). The standard Windows CE Browse dialog is displayed. After
selecting the application from the Browse dialog, tap OK.
Title
Default is blank. Enter the Title to be associated with the application. The assumption is that multiple copies of the same application may need unique titles in order to differentiate them in the
Switchpad.
Arguments
Default is blank. Enter the command line parameters for the application in the Arguments text box.
Order
Default is 1. Enter the Order in which the application is to be loaded or presented to the end-user.
Applications are launched in lowest to highest number order and do not need to be sequential.
Internet
Default is Disabled. Enable the Internet checkbox to use the End-user Internet Explorer
(EUIE.EXE). When the checkbox is enabled, the Internet Menu and Internet Status are available.
See the section titled End-user Internet Explorer (EUIE) for more details.
Launch Button
See following section titled Launch Button.
Note: AppLock Administrator Control panel file Launch option does not interrelate with similarly-named options contained in other Control Panels.
Global Key
Default is Ctrl+Spc. Select the Global Key key sequence the end-user is to press when switching
between applications. The Global Key default key sequence must be defined by the AppLock Administrator. The Global key is presented to the end-user as the Activation key.
Global Delay
Default is 10 seconds. Enter the number of seconds that Applications must wait before starting to
run after reboot.
Note: Delay (Global) may not be available in all versions of AppLock. You can
simulate a Global Delay function by setting a delay for the first application
(lowest Order) launched and setting the delay to 0 for all other applications.
See Boot Options.
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Option
Explanation
Input Panel
Default is Disabled. Enable (check) to show the Keyboard option on the Switchpad menu. When
enabled the input panel cannot be enabled or disabled for each individual application, and is available to the user for all configured applications.
Clear Button
Tap the Clear button to clear all currently displayed Filename or Application information. The Global
settings are not cleared.
Scroll Buttons
Use the left and right scroll buttons to move from application setup screen to application setup
screen. The left and right buttons update the information on the screen with the previous or next configured application respectively.
Launch Button
Note:
The Launch button may not be available in all versions of Multi-AppLock. Contact your representative
for assistance, downloads and AppLock update availability.
When clicked, displays the Launch options panel for the Filename selected on the Administration panel.
Note:
Launch order is determined by the Order specified in the Application tab. The Order value does not
have to be sequential.
Auto At Boot
Default is Enabled.
Auto At Boot
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When enabled, automatically launches (subject to the specified Delay in seconds) the application after the unit is rebooted. If a
Delay in seconds is specified, AppLock waits for the specified period of time to expire before launching the application. The
Delay default value is 10 seconds; valid values are between 0 “no delay” and a maximum of 999 seconds.
Retries
This is the number of times the application launch will be retried if a failure occurs when the application is automatically
launched at bootup. Valid values are between 0 (no tries) and 99 tries or -1 for infinite. Infinite tries ends when the application
successfully launches. The default is 0 retries.
Delay
This timer is the time that AppLock waits prior to the initial launch of the selected application when it is automatically launched
at bootup. Delay default is 10 seconds. Valid values are between 0 seconds (no delay) and 999 seconds.
The Auto At Boot delay is associated for each application; it will be either a value specified by the Administrator or it will be the
delay default value. At startup, when a delay has been assigned for each application, AppLock waits for the delay associated
with the first application to expire before launching the first application then AppLock waits for the delay associated with the
second application to expire before launching the second application. AppLock continues in this manner until all applications
are launched.
Note:
A “Global Delay” can be accomplished by setting a timed delay for the first application to be launched
(by lowest Order number) and no delay (0 seconds) for all other applications.
Note:
Launch order is determined by the Order specified in the Application tab. The Order value does not
have to be sequential.
Auto Re-Launch
Auto Re-Launch
Default is Enabled.
When enabled for a specific application, automatically re-launches it (subject to the specified Auto Re-Launch Delay in
seconds) after it terminates. This option allows the Administrator to disable the re-launch operation. AppLock cannot prevent all
applications from closing. When an application that AppLock cannot prevent from closing terminates, perhaps because of an
error condition, AppLock re-launches the application when this option is enabled.
Note:
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If Allow Close is enabled and both Auto Re-launch and Manual (Launch) are disabled, the application
cannot be restarted for the end-user or by the end-user after the application terminates.
Default is 0 tries. Retries is the number of times AppLock will try to re-launch the application. The retry count is reset after an
application is successfully launched and controlled by AppLock. Valid values are between 0 (no tries) and 99 tries or -1 for
infinite. Infinite tries ends when the application successfully launches.
Delay
Default is 0 seconds (no delay). Delay is the amount of time AppLock waits prior to re-launching an application that has
terminated. The delay is specified in seconds. Valid values are between 0 (no delay) and 99 seconds.
AppLock must also be configured to automatically re-launch an application. To AppLock, application termination by the enduser is indistinguishable from application termination for any other reason.
Manual (Launch)
Default is Disabled. Enabling this option allows the end-user to launch the specified application(s). Upon bootup completion an
application with Manual enabled is listed on the Switchpad accompanied by a checkmark that indicates the application is
currently active or available for Launching. When an application name is tapped by the end-user, the application is launched (if
inactive) and brought to the foreground.
Applications set up with Manual (Launch) enabled may or may not be launched at bootup. This function is based on the
application’s Auto At Boot setting. The applications have been listed as approved applications for end-user manual launch
using the Switchpad menu structure. The approved applications are listed on the Switchpad. A checkmark indicates the
applications active status.
When Manual (Launch) is disabled for an application, and Allow Close is enabled for the application, when the end-user closes
the specific application it is no longer available (shown) on the Switchpad.
When Auto At Boot and Manual (Launch) are both disabled for a specific application, the application is 1) not placed on the list
of approved applications for end-user manual launch and 2) never launched, and 3) not displayed on the Switchpad.
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Default is Disabled. When enabled, the associated application can be closed by the end-user.
This option allows the administrator to configure applications that consume system resources to be terminated if an error
condition occurs or at the end-user’s request. Error conditions may generate a topmost popup requiring an end-user response,
memory resource issues requiring an end-user response, etc. Also at the administrator’s discretion, these types of applications
can be started manually (see Manual [Launch]) by the end-user.
Match
Default is blank (match is not used).
AppLock works by associating display windows with the launched process ID. If an application uses different process IDs for
windows it creates, the Match field must be used.
Use the Match field to specify up to 32 characters of the class name for the application.
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DOS applications using a standard DOS display box should specify condev_appcls in the Match textbox.
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Remote Desktop (remote.exe) should specify TSSHELLWND in the Match textbox.
Note:
An update may be required to support locking remote.exe. Contact your representative for details.
End User Internet Explorer (EUIE)
AppLock supports applications that utilize Internet Explorer, such as .HTML pages and JAVA applications. The end user can
run an application by entering the application name and path in Internet Explorer’s address bar.
To prevent the end user from executing an application using this method, the address bar and Options settings dialog are
restricted in Internet Explorer. This is accomplished by creating an Internet Explorer that is used in end user mode: End-user
Internet Explorer (EUIE.EXE). The EUIE executes the Internet Explorer application in full screen mode which removes the
address bar and status bar. The Options Dialog is also removed so the end user cannot re-enable the address bar.
The administrator specifies the EUIE by checking the Internet checkbox in the Application tab of the Administrator applet. The
Internet application should then be entered in the Application text box.
When the Internet checkbox is enabled, the Menu and Status check boxes are available.
Enabling the Menu checkbox displays the EUIE menu which contains navigation functions like Back, Forward, Home,
Refresh, etc., functions that are familiar to most Internet Explorer users. When the Menu checkbox is blank, the EUIE menu is
not displayed and Navigation functions are unavailable.
When the Status checkbox is enabled, the status bar displayed by EUIE gives feedback to the end-user when they are
navigating the Internet.
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If the standard Internet Explorer that is shipped with the mobile device is desired, it should be treated like any other application.
This means that IEXPLORER.EXE should be specified in the Application text box and the Internet application should be
entered in the command line. In this case, do not check the Internet checkbox.
Security Panel
Hotkey
Specify the hotkey sequence that triggers AppLock to switch between administrator and user modes and the password
required to enter Administrator mode. The default hotkey sequence is Shift+Ctrl+A.
A 2nd key keypress is an invalid keypress for a hotkey sequence.
Move the cursor to the Hot Key text box. Enter the new hot key sequence by first pressing the Shift state key followed by a
normal key. The hotkey selected must be a key sequence that the application being locked does not use. The hotkey sequence
is intercepted by AppLock and is not passed to the application.
Input from the keyboard or Input Panel is accepted with the restriction that the normal key must be pressed from the keyboard
when switching modes. The hotkey sequence is displayed in the Hot key text box with “Shift”, “Alt”, and “Ctrl” text strings
representing the shift state keys. The normal keyboard key completes the hotkey sequence. The hotkey must be entered via
the keypad. Some hotkeys cannot be entered via the Input Panel. Also, hotkeys entered via the SIP are not guaranteed to work
properly when switching operational modes.
For example, if the ‘Ctrl’ key is pressed followed by ‘A’, “Ctrl+A” is entered in the text box. If another key is pressed after a
normal key press, the hotkey sequence is cleared and a new hotkey sequence is started.
A normal key is required for the hotkey sequence and is unlike pressing the normal key during a mode switch; this key can be
entered from the SIP when configuring the key. However, when the hotkey is pressed to switch modes, the normal key must
be entered from the keypad; it cannot be entered from the SIP.
Password
Move the cursor to the Password text box. The passwords entered in the Password and Confirm Password fields must match.
Passwords are case sensitive.
When the user exits the Administrator Control panel, the two passwords are compared to verify that they match. If they do not
match, a dialog box is displayed notifying the user of the error. After the user closes the dialog box, the Security Panel is
displayed and the password can then be entered and confirmed again. If the passwords match, the password is encrypted and
saved.
See Also: Passwords and AppLock Help
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Options Panel
AppLock contains several types of delays and timeouts to accommodate different applications. Please note that the delays
specified on the Launch panel are delays before AppLock attempts to start the specified application(s). The timeouts specified
on this panel are delays after AppLock has attempted to launch the application.
Launch timeout
This timeout specifies the period of time for AppLock to wait for the application to initially launch after the application has been
called. For example, if the application takes time to launch and then initialize before a display window is created, use this delay
to specify the delay period.
Replace timeout
This timeout specifies the period of time for AppLock to wait after an initial screen (like a password prompt screen) is replaced
by another application window.
Restart timeout
This specifies the period of time for AppLock to wait for an application to restart. If the application fails to restart automatically,
AppLock then proceeds according to the options selected when the application was configured on the Application and Launch
panels.
Status Panel
Use the Status panel to view the log of previous AppLock operations and to configure which messages are to be recorded
during AppLock operation.
Status information is stored in a specific location on the storage device and in a specific logfile specified by the Administrator.
For this reason, the administrator can configure the type of status information that is logged, as well as clear the status
information.
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Move the cursor to the Filename text box and either type the logfile path or tap the Browse button (the … button). The standard
Windows CE Browse dialog is displayed. After selecting the logfile from the Browse dialog, tap OK.
Note:
If your Status Panel does not look like the figure shown above, you may have the Single Application
version which does not have as many options.
View
Error
Error status messages are logged when an error occurs and is intended to be used by the administrator to determine why the specified application cannot be locked.
Process
Processing status shows the flow control of AppLock components and is mainly intended for Customer Service
when helping users troubleshoot problems with their AppLock program.
Extended Extended status provides more detailed information than that logged by Process Logging.
All
All messages are displayed.
Tap the Refresh button after changing from one view level to another. The filtered records are displayed, all others are not
displayed.
Log
Note:
If a level higher than Error is selected, the status should be cleared frequently by the administrator.
In addition to the three view levels the administrator can select that all status information be logged or turn off all status
information logging completely. The system default is ‘None’; however to reduce registry use, the administrator may want to
select ‘None’ after verifying the configuration. Tap the Clear button to clear the status information from the registry.
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Save As
When the 'Save As'… button is selected, a standard 'Save As' dialog screen is displayed. Specify the path and filename. If the
filename exists, the user is prompted whether the file should be overwritten. If the file does not exist, it is created.
See Also: Error Messages
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AppLock Help
The mobile device won’t switch from Administration mode to end-user mode.
If the configuration is valid for one application but not the other, the switch to end-user mode fails. AppLock stays in
Administration mode and is stopped until the Administrator password is entered.
The hotkey sequence needed is not allowed. What does this mean?
When the Administrator is selecting a hotkey sequence to use when switching user modes, they are not allowed to enter key
combinations that are reserved by installed software applications. Only RFTerm key combinations are validated.
When RFTerm is installed on the mobile device and an RFTerm restricted key sequence is specified as a hotkey sequence by
the Administrator, the following error message is displayed in a message box:
Selected hotkey is not allowed. Please reenter.
When RFTerm is not installed on the mobile device, the RFTerm keys are not restricted from use.
Can’t locate the password that has been set by the administrator?
Contact your representative for assistance.
AppLock Error Messages
Any messages whose first word is an ‘ing’ word is output prior to the action described in the message. For example, “Switching
to admin-hotkey press” is logged after the administrator has pressed the hotkey but prior to starting the switch process.
For all operations that can result in an error, an Error level message is displayed when a failure occurs. These messages
contain the word “failure”. These messages have a partner Extended level message that is logged which contains the word
“OK” if the action completed successfully rather than with an error.
For processing level messages, “Enter…” is logged at the beginning of the function specified in the message and “Exit…” is
logged at the end (just before the return) of the function specified in the message.
Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Error reading hotkey
The hotkey is read but not required by AppLock.
LOG_EX
Error reading hotkey;
using default
A hotkey is required. If there is a failure reading the hotkey, the internal factory default is
used.
LOG_ERROR
App Command Line=
<Command line>
Command line of the application being locked
LOG_PROCESSING
App= <Application
name>
Name of the application being locked
LOG_PROCESSING
dwProcessID= <#>
Device ID of the application being locked
LOG_EX
Encrypt exported key len
<#>
Size of encrypt export key
LOG_EX
Encrypt password
length= <#>
The length of the encrypted password.
LOG_EX
Encrypted data len <#>
Length of the encrypted password
LOG_EX
hProcess= <#>
Handle of the application being locked
LOG_EX
Key pressed = <#>
A key has been pressed and trapped by the hotkey processing.
LOG_EX
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Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
*****************
The status information is being saved to a file and the file has been opened successfully.
LOG_EX
Address of keyboard
hook procedure failure
AppLock found the kbdhook.dll, but was unable to get the address of the initialization procedure. For some reason the dll is corrupted. Look in the \Windows directory for
LOG_ERROR
kbdhook.dll. If it exists, delete it. Also delete AppLock.exe from the \Windows directory and
reboot the unit. Deleting AppLock.exe triggers the AppLock system to reload.
Address of keyboard
hook procedure OK
AppLock successfully retrieved the address of the keyboard filter initialization procedure.
LOG_EX
Alt pressed
The Alt key has been pressed and trapped by the HotKey processing.
LOG_EX
Alt
Processing the hotkey and backdoor entry
LOG_EX
Application handle
search failure
The application being locked did not complete initialization.
LOG_ERROR
Application handle
search OK
The application initialized itself successfully
LOG_ERROR
Application load failure
The application could not be launched by AppLock; the application could not be found or
is corrupted.
LOG_ERROR
Backdoor message
received
The backdoor keys have been pressed. The backdoor hotkeys provide a method for customer service to get a user back into their system without editing the registry or reloading
the device.
LOG_PROCESSING
Cannot find kbdhook.dll
The load of the keyboard filter failed. This occurs when the dll is missing or is corrupted.
Look in the \Windows directory for kbdhook.dll. If it exists, delete it. Also delete
AppLock.exe from the \Windows directory and reboot the unit. Deleting AppLock.exe
triggers the AppLock system to reload.
LOG_ERROR
Converted Pwd
Converted password from wide to mbs.
LOG_EX
Could not create event
EVT_HOTKEYCHG
The keyboard filter uses this event at the Administrator Control panel. The event could not
LOG_ERROR
be created.
Could not hook keyboard If the keyboard cannot be controlled, AppLock cannot process the hotkey. This failure preLOG_ERROR
vents a mode switch into user mode.
Could not start thread
HotKeyMon
The keyboard filter must watch for hot key changes. The watch process could not be initiated.
LOG_ERROR
Ctrl after L or X
Processing the backdoor entry.
LOG_EX
Ctrl pressed
The Ctrl key has been pressed and trapped by the HotKey processing.
LOG_EX
Ctrl
Processing the hotkey and backdoor entry.
LOG_EX
Decrypt acquire context
failure
Unable to decrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Decrypt acquired context
Decryption process ok.
OK
LOG_EX
Decrypt create hash failure
Unable to decrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Decryption process ok.
LOG_EX
Unable to decrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Unable to decrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Decryption process ok.
LOG_EX
Decrypt created hash OK
Decrypt failure
Decrypt import key failure
Decrypt imported key OK
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Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Encrypt acquire context
failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt acquire encrypt
context failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt acquired encrypt
Encrypt password process successful.
context OK
LOG_EX
Encrypt create hash failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt password process successful.
LOG_EX
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt export key length
Unable to encrypt password.
failure
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt exported key OK
Encrypt password process successful.
LOG_EX
Encrypt failure
The password encryption failed.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt gen key failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt generate key failUnable to encrypt password.
ure
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt get user key failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt get user key ok
Encrypt password process successful.
LOG_EX
Encrypt hash data failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt hash data from
pwd OK
Encrypt password process successful.
LOG_EX
Encrypt length failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt out of memory for
Unable to encrypt password.
key
LOG_ERROR
Encrypted data OK
The password has been successfully encrypted.
LOG_EX
Enter AppLockEnumWindows
In order for AppLock to control the application being locked so it can prevent the application from exiting, AppLock launches the application and has to wait until it has created
and initialized its main window. This message is logged when the function that waits for
the application initialization is entered.
LOG_EX
Enter DecryptPwd
Entering the password decryption process.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter EncryptPwd
Entering the password encryption processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter FullScreenMode
Entering the function that switches the screen mode. In full screen mode, the taskbar is
hidden and disabled.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter GetAppInfo
Processing is at the beginning of the function that retrieves the application information
from the registry.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter password dialog
Entering the password dialog processing.
LOG_PROC-
Encrypt create key failure
Encrypt created encrypt
hash OK
Encrypt export key failure
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Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
ESSING
Enter password timeout
Entering the password timeout processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter restart app timer
Some application shut down before AppLock can stop it. In these cases, AppLock gets
notification of the exit. When the notification is received, AppLock starts a timer to restart
the application. This message logs that the timer has expired and the processing is at the
beginning of the timer function.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter TaskbarScreenMode
Entering the function that switches the screen to non-full screen mode and enable the
taskbar.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter ToAdmin
Entering the function that handles a mode switch into admin mode.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter ToUser
Entering the function that handles the mode switch to user mode
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter verify password
Entering the password verification processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit AppLockEnumWindows-Found
There are two exit paths from the enumeration function. This message denotes the enumeration function found the application.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit AppLockEnumWindows-Not
found
There are two exit paths from the enumeration function. This message denotes the enumeration function did not find the application.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit DecryptPwd
Exiting password decryption processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit EncryptPwd
Exiting password encryption processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit FullScreenMode
Exiting the function that switches the screen to full screen.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit GetAppInfo
Processing is at the end of the function that retrieved the application information from the
registry.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit password dialog
Exiting password prompt processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit password dialog-canExiting password prompt w/cancel.
cel
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit password dialog-OK
Exiting password prompt successfully.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit password timeout
Exiting password timeout processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit restart app timer
Processing is at the end of the timer function
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit TaskbarScreenMode Exiting the function that switches the screen mode back to normal operation for the admin- LOG_PROCistrator.
ESSING
Exit ToAdmin
Exiting the function that handles the mode switch into admin mode.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit ToUser
Exiting the user mode switch function.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit ToUser-Registry
read failure
The AppName value does not exist in the registry so user mode cannot be entered.
LOG_PROCESSING
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Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Exit verify password-no
pwd set
Exiting password verification.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit verify passwordresponse from dialog
Exiting password verification.
LOG_PROCESSING
Found taskbar
The handle to the taskbar has been found so that AppLock can disable it in user mode.
LOG_PROCESSING
Getting address of keyboard hook init procedure
AppLock is retrieving the address of the keyboard hook.
LOG_PROCESSING
Getting configuration
from registry
The AppLock configuration is being read from the registry. This occurs at initialization and
LOG_PROCalso at entry into user mode. The registry must be re-read at entry into user mode in case
ESSING
the administration changed the settings of the application being controlled.
Getting encrypt pwd
length
The length of the encrypted password is being calculated.
LOG_EX
Hook wndproc failure
AppLock is unable to lock the application. This could happen if the application being
locked encountered an error after performing its initialization and shut itself down prior to
being locked by AppLock.
LOG_ERROR
Hook wndproc of open
app failure
The application is open, but AppLock cannot lock it.
LOG_ERROR
Hot key event creation
failure
The Admin applet is unable to create the hotkey notification.
LOG_ERROR
Hot key pressed
Processing the hotkey and backdoor entry
LOG_EX
Hot key pressed
Processing the hotkey and backdoor entry
LOG_EX
Hot key set event failure
When the administrator changes the hotkey configuration the hotkey controller must be
notified. This notification failed.
LOG_ERROR
Hotkey press message
received
The user just pressed the configured hotkey.
LOG_PROCESSING
In app hook:WM_SIZE
In addition to preventing the locked application from exiting, AppLock must also prevent
the application from enabling the taskbar and resizing the application’s window. This mes- LOG_EX
sage traps a change in the window size and corrects it.
In app hook:WM_WINDOWPOSCHANGED
In addition to preventing the locked application from exiting, AppLock must also prevent
the application from enabling the taskbar and resizing the application’s window. This mes- LOG_EX
sage traps a change in the window position and corrects it.
Initializing keyboard
hook procedure
AppLock is calling the keyboard hook initialization.
LOG_PROCESSING
Keyboard hook initialization failure
The keyboard filter initialization failed.
LOG_ERROR
Keyboard hook loaded
OK
The keyboard hook dll exists and loaded successfully.
LOG_EX
L after Ctrl
Processing the backdoor entry.
LOG_EX
Loading keyboard hook
When AppLock first loads, it loads a dll that contains the keyboard hook processing. This
message is logged prior to the load attempt.
LOG_PROCESSING
Open failure
The status information is being saved to a file and the file open has failed. This could
occur if the file is write protected. If the file does not exist, it is created.
LOG_ERROR
Open registry failure
If the Administration registry key does not exist, the switch to user mode fails because the
LOG_ERROR
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Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
AppName value in the Administration key is not available.
Opened status file
The status information is being saved to a file and the file has been opened successfully.
LOG_EX
Out of memory for
encrypted pwd
Not enough memory to encrypt the password.
LOG_ERROR
pRealTaskbarWndProc
already set
The taskbar control has already been installed.
LOG_EX
Pwd cancelled or invalid- The password prompt was cancelled by the user or the maximum number of failed
remain in user mode
attempts to enter a password was exceeded.
LOG_EX
Read registry error-hot
key
The hotkey registry entry is missing or empty. This is not considered an error. The keyboard hook uses an embedded default if the value is not set in the registry.
LOG_ERROR
Read registry failure-app
name
AppName registry value does not exist or is empty. This constitutes a failure for switching
into user mode.
LOG_ERROR
Read registry failureCmd Line
AppCommandLine registry entry is missing or empty. This is not considered an error
since command line information is not necessary to launch and lock the application.
LOG_ERROR
Read registry failure-Inter- The Internet registry entry is missing or empty. This is not considered an error since the
net
Internet value is not necessary to launch and lock the application.
LOG_ERROR
Registering Backdoor
MSG
The AppLock system communicates with the keyboard hook via a user defined message.
Both AppLock.exe and Kbdhook.dll register the message at initialization.
LOG_PROCESSING
Registering Hotkey MSG
The AppLock system communicates with the keyboard hook via a user defined message.
Both Applock.exe and Kbdhook.dll register the message at initialization.
LOG_PROCESSING
Registry read failure at
reenter user mode
The registry has to be read when entering user mode is the AppName is missing. This
user mode entry is attempted at boot and after a hotkey switch when the administrator has
LOG_ERROR
closed the application being locked or has changed the application name or command
line.
Registry read failure at
reenter user mode
The registry has to be read when switching into user mode. This is because the administrator can change the settings during administration mode. The read of the registry failed
LOG_ERROR
which means the Administration key was not found or the AppName value was missing or
empty.
Registry read failure
The registry read failed. The registry information read when this message is logged is the
application information. It the Administration key cannot be opened or if the AppName
value is missing or empty, this error is logged. The other application information is not
required. If the AppName value is not available, AppLock cannot switch into user mode.
LOG_ERROR
Reset system work area
failure
The system work area is adjusted when in user mode to cover the taskbar area. The system work area has to be adjusted to exclude the taskbar area in administration mode.
AppLock was unable to adjust this area.
LOG_ERROR
Shift pressed
The Shift key has been pressed and trapped by the HotKey processing.
LOG_EX
Shift
Processing the hotkey and backdoor entry
LOG_EX
Show taskbar
The taskbar is now being made visible and enabled.
LOG_PROCESSING
Switching to admin-back- The system is currently in user mode and is now switching to admin mode. The switch
door
occurred because of the backdoor key presses were entered by the administrator.
LOG_PROCESSING
Switching to admin-hotkey press
The system is currently in user mode and is now switching to admin mode. The switch
occurred because of a hotkey press by the administrator.
LOG_PROCESSING
Switching to adminkbdhook.dll not found
The keyboard hook load failed, so AppLock switches to admin mode. If a password is
specified, the password prompt is displayed and remains until a valid password is
entered.
LOG_PROCESSING
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Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Switching to admin-keyboard hook initialization
failure
If the keyboard hook initialization fails, AppLock switches to admin mode. If a password is
specified, the password prompt is displayed and remains until a valid password is
entered.
LOG_PROCESSING
Switching to admin-registry read failure
See the explanation of the “Registry read failure” above. AppLock is switching into Admin
LOG_PROCmode. If a password has been configured, the prompt will be displayed and will not be disESSING
missed until a valid password is entered.
Switching to TaskbarScreenMode
In administration mode, the taskbar is visible and enabled.
LOG_EX
Switching to user mode
The registry was successfully read and AppLock is starting the process to switch to user
mode.
LOG_PROCESSING
Switching to user-hotkey
press
The system is currently in admin mode and is now switching to user mode. The switch
occurred because of a hotkey press by the administrator.
LOG_PROCESSING
Taskbar hook failure
AppLock is unable to control the taskbar to prevent the locked application from re-enabling it.
LOG_ERROR
Taskbar hook OK
AppLock successfully installed control of the taskbar.
LOG_EX
Timeout looking for app
window
After the application is launched, AppLock must wait until the application has initialized
itself before proceeding. The application did not start successfully and AppLock has timed LOG_ERROR
out.
ToUser after admin, not
at boot
The user mode switch is attempted when the device boots and after the administrator
presses the hotkey. The mode switch is being attempted after a hotkey press.
LOG_EX
ToUser after admin-app
still open
The switch to user mode is being made via a hotkey press and the administrator has left
the application open and has not made any changes in the configuration.
LOG_EX
ToUser after admin-no
app or cmd line change
If user mode is being entered via a hotkey press, the administrator may have left the configured application open. If so, AppLock does not launch the application again unless a
new application or command line has been specified; otherwise, it just locks it.
LOG_EX
Unable to move desktop
The desktop is moved when switching into user mode. This prevents them from being visible if the application is exited and restarted by the timer. This error does not affect the
screen mode switch; processing continues.
LOG_ERROR
Unable to move taskbar
The taskbar is moved when switching into user mode. This prevents them from being visible if the application is exited and restarted by the timer. This error does not affect the
screen mode switch; processing continues.
LOG_ERROR
Unhook taskbar wndproc AppLock could not remove its control of the taskbar. This error does not affect AppLock
failure
processing
LOG_ERROR
Unhook wndproc failure
AppLock could not remove the hook that allows monitoring of the application.
LOG_ERROR
Unhooking taskbar
In administration mode, the taskbar should return to normal operation, so AppLock’s control of the taskbar should be removed.
LOG_EX
Unhooking wndproc
When the administrator leaves user mode, the device is fully operational; therefore,
AppLock must stop monitoring the locked application.
LOG_EX
WM_SIZE adjusted
This message denotes that AppLock has readjusted the window size.
LOG_EX
X after Ctrl+L
Processing the backdoor entry.
LOG_EX
Ret from password <#>
Return value from password dialog.
LOG_EX
Decrypt data len <#>
Length of decrypted password.
LOG_EX
The window handle that is passed to the enumeration function. This message can be
Window handle to enumused by engineering with other development tools to trouble shoot application lock failwindows=%x
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LOG_EX
Message
WM_WINDOWPOSCHG
adjusted=%x
Explanation and/or corrective action
Output the window size after it has been adjusted by AppLock
Level
LOG_EX
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Bluetooth
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Bluetooth
Note:
Contact your representative for upgrade availability if your Bluetooth control panel is not the same as
the control panels presented in this section.
Discover and manage pairing with nearby Bluetooth devices.
Factory Default Settings
Discovered Devices
None
Settings
Turn Off Bluetooth
Disabled
Computer is connectable
Enabled
Computer is discoverable
Disabled
Prompt if devices request to pair
Enabled
Continuous search
Disabled
Filtered Mode
Enabled
Printer Port on COM 9:
Disabled (unchecked) by default in both Filtered and Non Filtered Modes. The option is dimmed in Non Filtered Mode.
Logging
Disabled
Computer Friendly Name
System Device Name
Reconnect
Report lost connection
Enabled
Report when reconnected
Disabled
Report failure to reconnect
Enabled
Clear Pairing Table on boot
Disabled
Auto Reconnect on Boot
Enabled
Auto Reconnect
Enabled
OPP Setup
Inbox
\My Device\My Documents\DefaultInbox
Outbox
\My Device\My Documents\DefaultOutbox
Write Capable
Enabled
Enable Notifications
Enabled
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Bluetooth taskbar Icon state and Bluetooth device Icon states change as Bluetooth devices are discovered, paired, connected
and disconnected. There may be audible or visual signals as paired devices re-connect with the VX3Plus.
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The default Bluetooth setting is On.
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The VX3Plus cannot be discovered by other Bluetooth devices when the Computer is discoverable option is disabled
(unchecked) on the Settings panel.
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Other Bluetooth devices cannot be discovered if they have been set up to be Non-Discoverable or Invisible.
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When Filtered Mode is enabled, the VX3Plus can pair with one Bluetooth scanner and one Bluetooth printer.
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When Filtered Mode is disabled, the VX3Plus can pair with up to four Bluetooth devices, with a limit of one scanner,
one printer, two HID1 devices (one Mouse, one Keyboard), one PAN2 device, and one DUN3 device connected at the
same time.
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It is not necessary to disconnect a paired scanner and printer before a different scanner or printer is paired with the
VX3Plus.
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The target Bluetooth device should be as close as possible (up to 32.8 ft (10 meters) Line of Sight) to the VX3Plus
during the pairing process.
Assumption: The System Administrator has Discovered and Paired targeted Bluetooth devices for the VX3Plus. The VX3Plus
operating system has been upgraded to the revision level required for Bluetooth client operation. An application (or API) is
available that will accept data from serial Bluetooth devices.
Bluetooth Devices
The Bluetooth Devices tab displays any device previously discovered and paired with the VX3Plus.
1Human Interface Device profiles used by Bluetooth keyboards, mice, pointing devices and remote monitoring devices.
2Personal Area Networking profile. Un-modified Ethernet payloads (using BNEP) can exchange packets between Bluetooth
devices. PANU is a PAN User service that uses either the NAP or the GN service.
3Dial-Up Networking provides access to the Internet and other dial-up services using Bluetooth technology.
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Discover
Tap the Discover button to locate all discoverable Bluetooth devices in the vicinity. The Discovery process also queries for the
unique identifier of each device discovered.
Stop Button
Tap Stop at any time to end the Discover and Query for Unique Identifier functions. Devices not paired are not shown after any
reboot sequence.
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When an active paired device enters Suspend Mode, is turned Off or leaves the VX3Plus Bluetooth
scanning range, the Bluetooth connection between the paired device and the VX3Plus is lost. There
may be audible or visual signals as paired devices disconnect from the VX3Plus.
Bluetooth Device List
The discovered paired devices may or may not be identified with an icon. Discovered devices without an icon can be paired as
a Scanner or a Printer. The Bluetooth panel assigns an icon to the device name.
The discovered paired devices may or may not be identified with an icon. Discovered devices without an icon can be paired as
a Serial device, a Bluetooth scanner, a Bluetooth printer, a PAN1, and a DUN2 connected at the same time. More than one
HID3 device can be connected but only one Bluetooth mouse and one Bluetooth keyboard. The Bluetooth panel assigns an
icon to the device name.
An icon with a red background indicates the device's Bluetooth connection is inactive.
An icon with a white background indicates the device is connected to the VX3Plus and the device's Bluetooth connection is
active.
Double-tap a device in the list to open the device properties menu. The target device does not need to be active.
Clear Button
Deletes all devices from the Device table that are not currently paired. A dialog box is presented, "Delete all disconnected
devices? Yes/No". Tap the Yes button to remove disconnected or deleted devices from the device table. The devices are
removed from the Device table after any reboot sequence or after closing and reopening the Bluetooth panels. Tap the No
button to make no changes. See Clear Pairing Table on Boot.
Bluetooth Device Menu
Pre-requisite: The Discover button has been clicked and there are Bluetooth devices listed.
1Personal Area Networking profile. Un-modified Ethernet payloads (using BNEP) can exchange packets between Bluetooth
devices. PANU is a PAN User service that uses either the NAP or the GN service.
2Dial-Up Networking provides access to the Internet and other dial-up services using Bluetooth technology.
3Human Interface Device profiles used by Bluetooth keyboards, mice, pointing devices and remote monitoring devices.
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Click on a device in the list to highlight it. Double click the highlighted device to display the Bluetooth Device right click menu.
The Bluetooth device does not need to be active.
Filtered Mode Enabled
Filtered Mode Disabled
Right Click Menu Options
Pair as Scanner
Receive data from the highlighted Bluetooth scanner or Bluetooth imager.
Pair as Printer
Send data to the highlighted Bluetooth printer.
Pair as Serial Device
Communicate with the highlighted serial Bluetooth device. This option is available when Filtered
Mode is disabled.
Pair as HID Device
Communicate with the highlighted HID (Human Interface Device). This option is available when Filtered Mode is disabled/unchecked.
Pair as PAN Device
(PANU to NAP)
Communicate with the highlighted PAN (Personal Area Networking) device. This option is available
when Filtered Mode is disabled/unchecked.
Pair as DUN Device
Communicate with the highlighted DUN (Dial-Up Networking) device. This option is available when
Filtered Mode is disabled/unchecked.
Disconnect
Stop the connection between the VX3Plus and the highlighted paired Bluetooth device.
Delete
Remove an unpaired device from the Bluetooth device list. The highlighted device name and identifier is removed from the VX3Plus Bluetooth Devices panel after the user taps OK.
Properties
More information on the highlighted Bluetooth device.
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Bluetooth Device Properties
Data on the Bluetooth Properties panel cannot be changed by the user. The data displayed is the result of the device Query
performed during the Discovery process.
The Status dialog box reflects the current state of the highlighted device.
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Settings
Note:
These options can still be checked or unchecked whether Bluetooth connection is enabled or
disabled.
Turn Off Bluetooth
Tap the button to toggle the Bluetooth client On or Off. The button title changes from Turn Off Bluetooth to Turn On Bluetooth.
When the button is dimmed (grey), the Bluetooth client cannot be disabled.
Default
The default value is Bluetooth On.
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Options
Option
Computer is connectable
Computer is discoverable
Function
This option is Enabled by default.
Disable this option to inhibit VX3Plus connection initiated by a Bluetooth scanner.
This option is Disabled by default.
Enable this option to ensure other devices can discover the VX3Plus.
This option is Enabled by default.
A dialog box appears on the VX3Plus screen notifying the user a Bluetooth device requests to
pair with the VX3Plus.
The requesting Bluetooth device does not need to have been Discovered by the VX3Plus
Prompt if devices request to before the pairing request is received.
pair
Tap the Accept button or the Decline button to remove the dialog box from the screen.
Note:
In some cases, if a Bluetooth device is already paired this setting
cannot be changed. If this is the case, an error message is displayed
and the option is not changed. The Bluetooth device must be
disconnected before changing this setting.
This option is Disabled by default.
Continuous Search
When enabled, the Bluetooth connection never stops searching for a device it has paired with
when the connection is broken (such as the paired device entering Suspend mode, going out of
range or being turned off). When disabled, after being enabled, the VX3Plus stops searching
after 30 minutes. This option draws power from the Main Battery.
This option is Enabled by default.
Determines whether the Bluetooth client discovers and displays all serial Bluetooth devices in
the vicinity (Filtered Mode is disabled/unchecked) or the discovery result displays Bluetooth
scanners and printers only (Filtered Mode is enabled/checked).
Filtered Mode
When Filtered Mode is disabled, the VX3Plus can pair with up to four Bluetooth devices, with a
limit of one Bluetooth scanner, one Bluetooth printer, one PAN, and one DUN connected at the
same time. More than one HID device can be connected but only one Bluetooth mouse and one
Bluetooth keyboard.
A Warmboot is required every time Filtered Mode is toggled on and off.
This option is Disabled by default.
Printer Port - COM9
This option assigns Bluetooth printer connection to COM9 instead of COM19. To enable this
option, Filtered Mode must be disabled.
This option is Disabled by default.
Logging
When logging is enabled, the VX3Plus creates bt_log.txt and stores it in the /System folder.
Bluetooth activity logging is added to the text file as activity progresses. A bt_log_bak.txt file
contains the data stored by bt_log.txt prior to reboot.
During a reboot process, the VX3Plus renames bt_log.txt to bt_log_bak.txt. If a file already
exists with that name, the existing file is deleted, the new bt_log_bak.txt file is added and a
new bt_log.txt is created.
Computer Friendly Name
Default: Computer System Name (System Panel > Device Name tab).
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Option
Function
The name, or identifier, entered in this space by the System Administrator is used exclusively
by Bluetooth devices and during Bluetooth communication.
Reconnect
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These options can still be checked or unchecked whether Bluetooth connection is enabled or
disabled.
Options
Option
Function
This option is Enabled (checked) by default.
Report when connection
lost
There may be an audio or visual signal when a connection between a paired, active device is
lost.
A visual signal may be a dialog box placed on the display notifying the user the connection
between one (or all) of the paired Bluetooth devices has stopped. Tap the ok button to remove
the dialog box from the screen.
This option is Disabled (unchecked) by default.
Report when reconnected
There may be an audio or visual signal when a connection between a paired, active device is
made.
A visual signal may be a dialog box placed on the display notifying the user the connection
between one (or all) of the paired Bluetooth devices has resumed. Tap the ok button to remove
the dialog box from the screen.
This option is Enabled (checked) by default.
The default time delay is 30 minutes. This value cannot be changed by the user.
Report failure to reconnect
There may be an audio or visual signal when a connection between a paired, active device fails
to re-connect. A visual signal may be a dialog box placed on the display notifying the user the
connection between one (or all) of the previously paired Bluetooth devices has failed.
Tap the X button or ok button to close the dialog box.
Possible reasons for failure to reconnect: Timeout expired without reconnecting; attempted to
pair with a device that is currently paired with another device; attempted to pair with a known
device that moved out of range or was turned off; attempted to pair with a known device but the
reason why reconnect failed is unknown.
This option is Disabled (unchecked) by default.
Clear Pairing Table on Boot
When enabled (checked), all previous paired information is deleted upon any reboot sequence
and no devices are reconnected.
When enabled (checked) "Auto Reconnect on Boot" is automatically disabled (dimmed).
Auto Reconnect on Boot
This option is Enabled (checked) by default. All previously paired devices are reconnected
upon any reboot sequence.
When disabled (unchecked), no devices are reconnected upon any reboot sequence.
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Option
Function
This option is Enabled (checked) by default. This option controls the overall mobile Bluetooth
device reconnect behavior.
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automatically disabled and dimmed.
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When Auto Reconnect is disabled (unchecked), no devices are reconnected in any
situation. The status of Auto Reconnect on Boot is ignored and no devices are
reconnected on boot. The status of Clear Pairing Table on Boot controls whether the
pairing table is populated on boot.
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When Auto Reconnect is enabled (checked) and Auto Reconnect on Boot is disabled
(unchecked), devices are not reconnected on boot, but are reconnected in other
situations (example: return from out-of-range).
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When Auto Reconnect is enabled (checked) and Clear Pairing Table on Boot is enabled
(checked), devices are not reconnected on boot, but are reconnected in other situations
(example: return from out-of-range). The pairing table is cleared on boot. The status of
Auto Reconnect on Boot is ignored and the option is automatically disabled (unchecked)
and dimmed.
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OPP Setup
Use this screen to setup the VX3Plus for Object Push Protocol (OPP).
Option
Information
This is an alphanumeric field displaying the currently selected Inbox.
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The Inbox is the location where files pushed to the VX3Plus from a remote client are
stored. Use the browse button ... to browse to and select the Inbox folder.
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Use Windows Explorer to create a custom directory, if desired, before selecting the
Inbox folder.
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The default Inbox is \My Device\My Documents\DefaultInbox.
Inbox
This is an alphanumeric field displaying the currently selected Outbox.
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The Outbox is the location where files are stored to be pushed from the VX3Plus to a
remote server. Use the browse button ... to browse to and select the Outbox folder.
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Use Windows Explorer to create a custom directory, if desired, before selecting the
Outbox folder.
Outbox
The default Inbox is \My Device\My Documents\DefaultOutbox.
Write Capable
When checked, files may be written to the VX3Plus. When unchecked, inbound files are
rejected.
This option is enabled (checked) by default.
Enable Notifications
When checked, the user is notified and may be prompted for a response when files are received
by the VX3Plus. When unchecked, inbound files are received with no notification to and no
required action from the user.
This option is enabled (checked) by default.
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Option
Information
When checked, OPP is disabled in LXEZ Pairing. When unchecked, OPP is enabled in LXEZ
Pairing.
The default is unchecked, OPP is enabled for LXEZ Pairing.
Disable LXEZ Pairing OPP
See Also: "Using OPP"
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Because only one application can use OPP at a given time, custom applications should
disable OPP in LXEZ Pairing via an API call while the application is using OPP and
restore this setting upon completion.
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When this item is checked, the other parameter settings on this screen are unavailable
(dimmed).
OPP Send
If LXEZ Pairing OPP is disabled, no file names or OPP servers are displayed on this tab. These areas are grayed out. Similarly
the buttons on this tab are also inactive when LXEZ Pairing OPP is disabled.
Option
Information
Send Selected File From
Outbox
This area displays the file listing from the currently selected Outbox. All files are shown (*.*).
The most recently pushed file is highlighted, assuming that file is still present in the Outbox.
Select OPP Server from
Remote Device List
This list displays the known OPP capable servers that the VX3Plus has previously discovered. The most recently paired server is selected and highlighted.
Buttons
Send - Tapping this button sends (pushes) the selected file to the remote (server) device.
Cancel - Tapping this button cancels the send process initiated by tapping the Send button.
Discover - Tapping this button initiates a discovery of OPP devices. Results of the discovery are shown in the OPP Server
selection box.
See Also: "Using OPP"
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About
This panel lists the assigned Computer Friendly Name (that other devices may discover during their Discovery and Query
process), the Bluetooth MAC address, and software version levels. The data cannot be edited by the user.
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Using Bluetooth
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Bluetooth or Bluetooth icon in taskbar or Bluetooth icon on desktop
Bluetooth taskbar icon
The VX3Plus default Bluetooth setting is Enabled.
The VX3Plus Bluetooth® module is designed to Discover and pair with nearby Bluetooth devices.
Prerequisite: The Bluetooth devices have been setup to allow them to be “Discovered” and “Connected/Paired”. The System
Administrator is familiar with the pairing function of the Bluetooth devices.
Bluetooth Devices Display - Before Discovering Devices
Note:
When Filtered Mode is enabled, only certain Bluetooth printers or Bluetooth scanners/imagers are
recognized and displayed in the Bluetooth panel. All other Bluetooth devices are ignored.
Initial Configuration
1. Select Start > Settings > Control Panel > Bluetooth or tap the Bluetooth icon in the taskbar or on the desktop.
2. Tap the Settings Tab.
3. Change the Computer Friendly Name at the bottom of the Settings display. The Bluetooth VX3Plus default name is
determined by the factory installed software version. Honeywell strongly urges assigning every VX3Plus a unique name
(up to 32 characters) before Bluetooth Discovery is initiated.
4. Check or uncheck the VX3Plus Bluetooth options on the Settings and Reconnect tabs.
5. Tap the OK button to save your changes or the X button to discard any changes.
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Subsequent Use
Note:
Taskbar and Bluetooth device Icon states change as Bluetooth devices are discovered, paired,
connected and disconnected. A taskbar Bluetooth icon with a red background indicates Bluetooth is
active and not paired with any device. A device icon with a red background indicates a disconnected
paired device.
1. Tap the Bluetooth icon in the taskbar or on the desktop to open the Bluetooth LXEZ Pairing application.
2. Tap the Bluetooth Devices tab.
3. Tap the Discover button. When the Bluetooth module begins searching for in-range Bluetooth devices, the button name
changes to Stop. Tap the Stop button to cancel the Discover function at any time.
4. The discovered devices are listed in the Bluetooth Devices window.
5. Highlight a Bluetooth device in the Discovered window and double-tap to open the device properties menu.
6. Tap Pair as Scanner to set up the VX3Plus to receive scanner data.
7. Tap Pair as Printer to set up the VX3Plus to send data to the printer.
8. Tap Serial Device (when Filtered mode is disabled) to set up the VX3Plus to communicate with a Bluetooth serial
device.
9. Tap HID Device to pair a HID device.
10. Tap PAN Device to pair a PAN device.
11. Tap DUN Device to pair a DUN device.
12. Tap Disconnect to stop pairing with the device. Once disconnected, tap Delete to remove the device name and data
from the VX3Plus Bluetooth Devices list. The device is deleted from the list after the OK button is clicked.
13. Upon successful pairing, the selected device may react to indicate a successful connection. The reaction may be an
audio signal from the device, flashing LED on the device, or a dialog box is placed on the VX3Plus display.
14. Whenever the VX3Plus is turned On, all previously paired, live, Bluetooth devices in the vicinity are paired, one at a
time, with the VX3Plus. If the devices cannot connect to the VX3Plus before the re-connect timeout time period expires
(default is approximately 20 seconds for each paired device) there is no indication of the continuing disconnect state if
Report Failure to Reconnect is disabled.
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Bluetooth Indicators
The Bluetooth taskbar Icon state changes as Bluetooth devices are discovered, paired, connected and disconnected.
There may be audible or visual signals as paired devices re-connect with the VX3Plus.
Taskbar Icon
Legend
VX3Plus is connected to one or more of the targeted Bluetooth device(s).
VX3Plus is not connected to any Bluetooth device.
VX3Plus is ready to connect with any Bluetooth device.
VX3Plus is out of range of all paired Bluetooth device(s). Connection is inactive.
Note:
When an active paired device enters Suspend Mode, is turned Off or leaves the VX3Plus Bluetooth
scan range, the Bluetooth connection between the paired device and the VX3Plus is lost. There may
be audible or visual signals as paired devices disconnect from the VX3Plus.
AppLock, if installed, does not stop the end-user from using Bluetooth applications, nor does it stop authorized Bluetoothenabled devices from pairing with the VX3Plus while AppLock is in control.
Bluetooth Barcode Reader Setup
Please refer to the Bluetooth scanner manufacturer’s User Guide; it may be available on the manufacturer’s web site. Contact
your representative for Bluetooth product assistance.
Honeywell supports several different types of barcode readers. This section describes the interaction and setup for a mobile
Bluetooth laser scanner or laser imager connected to the VX3Plus using Bluetooth functions.
Prerequisites
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The VX3Plus has the Bluetooth hardware and software installed. An operating system upgrade may be required.
Contact your representative for details.
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If the VX3Plus has a Bluetooth address identifier barcode label affixed, then Bluetooth hardware and software is
installed.
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The mobile Bluetooth laser scanner / laser imager battery is fully charged.
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The VX3Plus is connected to AC or DC (vehicle) power.
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Important: The barcode numbering examples in this segment are not real and should not be created nor scanned with a
Bluetooth scanner.
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To open the LXEZ Pairing program, tap Start > Settings > Control Panel > Bluetooth or tap the Bluetooth icon on the
desktop or tap the Bluetooth icon in the taskbar.
Locate the barcode label, similar to the one shown above, attached to the VX3Plus. The label is the Bluetooth address identifier
for the VX3Plus.
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The mobile Bluetooth scanner / imager requires this information before discovering, pairing, connecting or disconnecting can
occur.
Important: The VX3Plus Bluetooth address identifier label should remain protected from damage (rips, tears, spills, soiling,
erasure, etc.) at all times. It may be required when pairing, connecting, and disconnecting new Bluetooth barcode readers.
VX3Plus with Label
If the VX3Plus has a Bluetooth address barcode label attached, follow these steps:
1. Scan the Bluetooth address barcode label, attached to the VX3Plus, with the Bluetooth mobile scanner.
2. If this is the first time the Bluetooth mobile scanner has scanned the VX3Plus Bluetooth label, the devices are paired.
See section titled “Bluetooth Beep and LED Indications”. If the devices do not pair successfully, go to the next step.
3. Open the LXEZ Pairing panel (Start > Settings > Control Panel > Bluetooth).
4. Tap Discover. Locate the Bluetooth scanner in the Discovery panel.
5. Double-tap the stylus on the Bluetooth mobile device in the list. The right-mouse-click menu appears.
6. Select Pair as Scanner to pair the VX3Plus with the Bluetooth mobile scanner.
The devices are paired. The Bluetooth mobile barcode reader responds with a series of beeps and an LED flashes. Refer to the
following section titled “Bluetooth Beep and LED Indications”.
Note:
After scanning the VX3Plus Bluetooth label, if there is no beep and no LED flash from the Bluetooth
mobile device, the devices are currently paired.
VX3Plus without Label
If the VX3PlusBluetooth address barcode label does not exist, follow these steps to create a unique Bluetooth address barcode
for the VX3Plus:
First, locate the VX3Plus Bluetooth address by tapping Start > Settings > Control Panel > Bluetooth > About tab.
1Free barcode creation software is available for download on the World Wide Web. Search using the keywords “barcode
create”.
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Next, create1 a Bluetooth address barcode label for the VX3Plus.
The format for the barcode label is as follows:
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Barcode type must be Code 128.
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FNC3 character followed by string Uppercase L, lowercase n, lowercase k, uppercase B and then the Bluetooth
address (12 hex digits, no colons). See the sample barcode.
Create and print the label.
Scan the VX3Plus Bluetooth address barcode label with the Bluetooth barcode reader.
The devices are paired. The Bluetooth barcode reader responds with a series of beeps and LED flashes.
Note:
After scanning the VX3Plus Bluetooth label, if there is no beep and no LED flash from the Bluetooth
barcode reader, the devices are currently paired.
See Also: "Bluetooth Beep and LED Indications"
1Free barcode creation software is available for download on the World Wide Web. Search using the keywords “barcode
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Bluetooth Beep and LED Indications
Beep Type from Bluetooth Device
Behavior
Acknowledge label
1 beep
Label rejected
2 beeps at low frequency
Transmission error
Beep will sound high-low-high-low
Link successful
Beep will sound low-medium-high
Link unsuccessful
Beep will sound high-low-high-low
LED on Bluetooth Device
Behavior
Yellow LED blinks at 2 Hz
Linking in progress
Off
Disconnected or unlinked
Yellow LED blinks at 50 Hz
Bluetooth transmission in progress
Yellow LED blinks at the same rate as the paging beep (1 Hz) Paging
Green LED blinks once a second
Disabled indication
Upon startup, if the scanner sounds a long tone, this means the scanner has not passed its automatic Selftest and has entered
isolation mode. If the scanner is reset, the sequence is repeated. Contact your representative for assistance.
Bluetooth Printer Setup
The Bluetooth managed device should be as close as possible, in direct line of sight, with the VX3Plus during the pairing
process.
1. Open the LXEZ Pairing Panel.
2. Tap Discover. Locate the Bluetooth printer in the Discovery panel.
3. Tap and hold the stylus (or doubletap) on the Bluetooth printer ID until the right-mouse-click menu appears.
4. Select Pair as Printer to pair the VX3Plus with the Bluetooth managed printer.
The devices are paired. The Bluetooth managed printer may respond with a series of beeps or LED flashes.
Please refer to the Bluetooth managed printer manufacturer’s User Guide; it may be available on the manufacturer’s web site.
Contact your representative for Bluetooth product assistance.
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If there is no beep or no LED flash from the Bluetooth managed printer, the VX3Plus and the printer
are currently paired.
Easy Pairing and Auto-Reconnect
The Bluetooth module can establish relationships with new devices after the user taps the Discover button. It can autoreconnect to devices previously known but which have gone out of range and then returned within range. See Also:
"Reconnect"
Note:
Configuration elements are persistent and stored in the registry.
Setup the Bluetooth module to establish how the user is notified by easy pairing and auto-reconnect events.
AppLock, if installed, does not stop the end-user from using the Bluetooth application, nor does it stop other Bluetooth-enabled
devices from pairing with the VX3Plus while AppLock is in control.
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Using OPP
Pairing with an OPP Device
Prerequisites
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A remote device, such as a mobile phone, that supports OPP.
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OPP is enabled on the VX3Plus.
How To
1. Place the remote device in discovery or visible mode.
2. Initiate discovery on the VX3Plus by tapping the Discover button on the OPP Send tab.
3. The VX3Plus discovers the remote device.
4. The VX3Plus attempts to send a file to the remote device.
5. The remote device prompts the user for a 4 digit PIN.
6. User enters the PIN.
7. The VX3Plus prompts the user for a 4 digit PIN.
8. User must enter the same PIN code as entered on the remote device.
9. The VX3Plus now pairs with the remote device.
Remote Device Pushes File to VX3Plus
This section assumes that a device supporting OPP is paired with the VX3Plus.
If a duplicate filename is received, LXEZ Pairing writes the file in the specified location, with an incremental number appended
to the file name. For example, if a file named file.jpg is pushed to the VX3Plus and that filename already exists in the Inbox,
LXEZ Pairing saves the new file as file001.jpg. If the same file is pushed again, it is saved as file002.jpg.
There are several scenarios based on configuration options on the OPP Setup tab.
Notifications enabled, VX3Plus is Write Capable
1. The OPP client initiates a connection to the VX3Plus by selecting a file to push to the VX3Plus.
2. The VX3Plus user is notified that a File Push request has been issued from a remote device.
3. The VX3Plus user is prompted to accept or reject the incoming request.
4. If the user accepts the request:
a. The file is pushed to the VX3Plus.
b. LXEZ Pairing notifies the user that a file has been received.
c. The connection is closed by the remote device (OPP client).
5. If the user rejects the request:
a. The file is not pushed to the VX3Plus.
b. The connection is closed.
Notifications enabled, VX3Plus is not Write Capable
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1. The OPP client initiates a connection to the VX3Plus by selecting a file to push to the VX3Plus.
2. The file is rejected silently (no notification to the VX3Plus user).
Notifications disabled, VX3Plus is Write Capable
1. The OPP client initiates a connection to the VX3Plus by selecting a file to push to the VX3Plus.
2. The file is accepted silently (no notification to the VX3Plus user).
Notifications disabled, VX3Plus is not Write Capable
1. The OPP client initiates a connection to the VX3Plus by selecting a file to push to the VX3Plus.
2. The file is rejected silently (no notification to the VX3Plus user).
VX3Plus Pushes File to Remote Device
This section assumes that a device supporting OPP is paired with the VX3Plus.
The VX3Plus (OPP client) initiates a connection to the remote device (OPP server) by selecting a file to push to the remote
device. The VX3Plus sends the file and disconnects. The remote device may prompt the user (of that remote device) to accept
the incoming request depending on the security settings of the remote device. The prompt may be displayed more than once, or
it may not be displayed at all.
Notifications enabled
The file is pushed to the remote device and the user of the VX3Plus is notified of the completion of the push.
Notifications disabled
The file is pushed to the remote device and the user of the VX3Plus is not notified of the completion of the push.
LXEZ Pairing and External Application
Because only one application can use the OPP service at a time, external applications that wish to use OPP should disable
LXEZ Pairing OPP before using the OPP service and restore LXEZ Pairing OPP upon completion using available API calls
(see the CE API Programming Guide for details). These API calls are the equivalent of checking or unchecking the Disable
LXEZ Pairing OPP checkbox.
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If Disable LXEZ Pairing OPP is not checked, checking it causes LXEZ Pairing OPP to be disabled and the send and
receive functionality is disabled.
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If Disable LXEZ Pairing OPP is checked, and no application has registered a callback, un-checking LXEZ Pairing OPP
enables OPP functionality in LXEZ Pairing, and the send and receive functionality is enabled.
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If Disable LXEZ Pairing OPP is checked, and another application has registered a callback, un-checking Disable LXEZ
Pairing OPP issues a dialog box which says "Another application is using OPP. Do you wish to force their
disconnection? Doing so will force the other application to be unregistered." The application that has been forcibly
unregistered receives a FORCED_UNREGISTER_RECEIVED event.
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Certificates
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Certificates
Manage digital certificates used for secure communication.
Note:
Digital certificates are date sensitive. If the date on the VX3Plus is incorrect, wireless authentication
will fail.
The Certificates stores lists the certificates trusted by the VX3Plus mobile device user.
These values may change based on the type of network security resident in the client, access point or the host system.
Tap the Import button to import a digital certificate file.
Tap the View button to view a highlighted digital certificate.
Tap the Remove button to remove highlighted certificate files.
Tap the ? button and follow the instructions in the Windows CE Help file when working with trusted authorities and digital
certificates.
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Date / Time
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Date/Time - or - Time in Desktop Taskbar
Use this VX3Plus panel to set Date, Time, Time Zone, and assign a Daylight Savings location.
Factory Default Settings
Current Time
Midnight
Time Zone
GMT-05:00
Daylight Savings
Enabled
There is very little functional change from general desktop or laptop Date/Time Properties options.
Double-tapping the time displayed in the Desktop Taskbar causes the Date/Time Properties screen to appear.
The Sync button activates a utility that will set the clock using a network time server.
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Device Management
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Device Management
Allows a Device Management client (the device equipped with a Microsoft Windows CE operating system) to work with a
Microsoft Systems Management Server.
Specify the server name or IP address of management server and check the checkbox if a secure connection is to be used.
Refer to the Microsoft.com website for more information on device management for Windows CE equipped devices.
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Dialing
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Dialing
Set dialup properties for internal modems (not supplied or supported on the VX3Plus).
Factory Default Settings
Location
Work
Area Code
425
Tone Dialing
Enabled
Country/Region
1
Disable Call Waiting
Disabled (blank)
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Display
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Display
The display might also called the touchscreen.
Select the desktop background image and appearance scheme for the VX3Plus. Using the options on the Backlight tab, set the
display backlight and keypad backlight timers when running on battery or external power.
Adjust the settings and tap the OK button to save the changes. Saved changes take effect immediately.
Factory Default Settings
Background
Image
Windows CE
Image on background
Disabled
Appearance
Schemes
Windows Standard
Backlight
Battery power
Dimmed
External power and user idle Never
Background
There is very little change from general desktop PC Display Properties / Background options. Select an image from the
dropdown list (or tap the Browse button to select an image from another folder) to display on the Desktop, and then tap the OK
button to save the change. The change takes effect immediately.
Appearance
There is very little change from general desktop PC Appearance options. Select a scheme from the dropdown list and make
changes to the parameters. The default is High Contrast White for monochrome displays and Windows Standard for color
displays. Tap the Save button to save any changes, renaming the scheme if desired. Tap the Delete button to delete schemes.
Tap the Apply button to apply the selected scheme to the display.
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Backlight
When the backlight timer expires, the touchscreen backlight is dimmed, not turned off. When both checkboxes are unchecked,
the backlight never turns off (or dims).
Default value is disabled for external power. By default the backlight is always on.
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Input Panel
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Input Panel
Set the current VX3Plus keys and data input method.
Factory Default Settings
Input Method
Keyboard
Allow applications to change
input panel state
Enabled
Options button
Keys
Small keys
Use gestures
Disabled
Use this panel to make the Input Panel (on-screen keyboard) or the physical keypad primarily available when entering data on
any screen.
Selecting Keyboard enables both.
Tap the Options button to set the size of the keys displayed on-screen and whether Transcriber gestures are enabled or
disabled.
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Contact your representative for language packs availability.
Installed Programs
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Installed Programs
Note:
Lists programs installed in RAM.
View the list of installed programs. No user interaction is required.
In some OS versions, this panel replaces Remove Programs.
Note:
Contact your representative for assistance if installed programs must be deleted.
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Internet Options
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Internet Options
Set options for VX3Plus Internet connectivity.
Select a tab. Tap the ? button for help using Windows CE Help installed in your mobile device. Adjust the settings and tap the
OK button. The changes take effect immediately.
Factory Default Settings
General
Start Page
http://www.lxe.com/
Search Page
http://www.google.com
Cache Size
512Kb
Connection
Use LAN
Disabled
Autodial Name
Blank
Proxy Server
Disabled
Bypass Proxy
Disabled
Security
Allow cookies
Enabled
Allow TLS 1.0 security
Disabled
Allow SSL 2.0 security
Enabled
Allow SSL 3.0 security
Enabled
Warn when switching
Enabled
Privacy
First party cookies
Accept
Third party cookies
Prompt
Session cookies
Always allow
Advanced
Stylesheets
Enabled
Theming Support
Enable
Multimedia
All options enabled
Security
All options enabled
Popups
Block popups
Disabled
Display notification
Enabled
Use same window
Disabled
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Keyboard
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Keyboard
Set keypad key map, keypad key repeat delay, and key repeat rate.
Factory Default Settings
Repeat Tab
Key map
Default (or Default VX3Plus)
Repeat character
Enable
Repeat Delay
Short
Repeat Rate
Slow
Select a key map using the drop-down list. Adjust the character repeat settings and tap the OK button to save the changes.
When new key maps, or fonts, are added to the registry, they are available immediately and the font name is in the Keyboard
Properties Key map dropdown list. Only one font at a time can be selected. The fonts affect the screen display, they do not
affect any virtual (touchscreen) key taps.
See About > Software > Language tab for the name of any installed fonts.
Languages and Fonts1
See Also: Regional Settings for instruction for setting User Interface Language and Default Input Language.
1Fonts are available in the following languages (in separate part numbers) for each language: Simplified Chinese, Traditional
Chinese, Korean, Japanese.
Tahoma font is on every unit and includes English (default), European (French, Spanish, German, Portuguese), Scandinavian
languages, Arabic, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, and Thai.
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KeyPad
Start > Settings > Control Panel > KeyPad Icon
Use this control panel option to assign key functions to mappable keys available on your VX3Plus, determine application
launch sequences and program command Run sequences.
Note:
KeyPad Control Panel options LaunchApp and RunCmd do not inter-relate with similarly-named
options contained in other Control Panel applets. For example, the AppLock Administrator Control
panel file Launch option.
Factory Default Settings
KeyMap
Modifier Mode None
Key
F1
Edit String
Field Exit String – Empty
LaunchApp
App1
Empty
App2
Empty
App3
Empty
App4
Empty
App/Opt
EXE
RunCmd
Cmd1
Empty
Cmd2
Empty
Cmd3
Empty
Cmd4
Empty
File/Parm
FILE
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Remap to – F1
KeyMap Tab
Assign settings by clicking radio buttons and selecting keys from the drop down boxes. Tap the OK button when finished. The
changes take effect immediately.
How to Remap a Single Key
1. Select the modifier key from the Modifier Mode options.
2. Select the key to be remapped from the Key pulldown list.
3. Select the value from the remapped key from the Remapped Key pulldown list.
4. Click OK to save the result and close the Keypad Control.
How to Remap a Key Sequence
1. Select the modifier key from the Modifier Mode options.
2. Select the key to be remapped from the Key pulldown list.
3. Select Key Sequence from the Remapped Key pulldown list.
4. Select the first key for the multiple key sequence from the pulldown list. Press the Add button to add the key to the
multiple key sequence shown in the Key Sequence box. Repeat this step until all keys desired have been added to the
key sequence. If necessary, use the Clear button to erase all entries in the Key Sequence box.
5. Click OK to save the result and close the Keypad Control.
Note:
A key can only be used once in a multiple key sequence. For example, an F1 key added to a key
sequence means an F1 key cannot be used again in the same key sequence.
How to Remap an Application
1. Select the modifier key from the Modifier Mode options.
2. Select the key to be remapped from the Key pulldown list.
3. Select Launch App1-4 from the remapped key from the Remapped Key pulldown list.
4. Click on the LaunchApp tab.
5. Make sure the EXE radio button is selected.
6. In the text box (App1-4) corresponding to the number selected for Launch App1-4, enter the application to launch.
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7. If any parameters are needed for the application, click on the OPT radio button. This clears the text box (though the
application name is saved). Enter the desired parameters in the appropriate text box.
8. Click OK to save the result and close the Keypad Control.
9. If the KeyMap tab is accessed again, the application plus any specified parameters is displayed in the Key Sequence
text box when the remapped key is again selected.
How to Remap a Command
1. Select the modifier key from the Modifier Mode options.
2. Select the key to be remapped from the Key pulldown list.
3. Select RunCmd 1-4 from the remapped key from the Remapped Key pulldown list.
4. Click on the RunCmd tab.
5. Make sure the FILE radio button is selected.
6. In the text box (Cmd1-4) corresponding to the number selected for RunCmd1-4, enter the desired command.
7. If any parameters are needed for the command, click on the PARM radio button. This clears the text box (though the
command is saved). Enter the desired parameters in the appropriate text box.
8. Click OK to save the result and close the Keypad Control.
9. If the KeyMap tab is accessed again, the command plus any specified parameters is displayed in the Key Sequence
text box when the remapped key is again selected.
LaunchApp Tab
The default for all text boxes is Null or “ ”. The text boxes accept string values only.
Note that executables and parameters are not checked for accuracy by the keyboard driver. If the launch fails, the VX3Plus
emits a single beep, if the launch is successful, it is silent.
The Launch App command is defined for use by system administrators. These instructions are parsed and executed directly by
the keyboard driver.
1. Place the cursor in the text box next to the App you wish to run, e.g. App1, App2.
2. Enable the EXE radio button if the application is an EXE file.
3. Enter the name of the executable file.
4. Enable the OPT radio button to add options or parameters for the executable file in the same text box. Switching from
EXE to OPT clears the text box (but the information previously entered is stored), allowing parameter entry.
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Tap the OK button when finished. The changes take effect immediately.
The result of the application (exe) and options (opt) entries are displayed on the KeyMap tab in the Key Sequence box when the
key mapped to the LauchApp is selected.
RunCmd Tab
The default for all text boxes is Empty, Null or " ". The text boxes accept string values only.
Note that executables and parameters are not checked for accuracy by the keyboard driver. If the launch fails, the VX3Plus
emits a single beep, if the launch is successful, the mobile device is silent.
The Run Cmd command is defined for use by system administrators. These instructions call the ShellExecuteEx API, which
opens documents directly.
1. Place the cursor in the text box next to the Cmd you wish to run, e.g. Cmd1, Cmd2.
2. Enable the file radio button and enter the name of the file.
3. Enable the PARM radio button to add parameters for file/exe execution in the same text box.
Tap the OK button when finished. The changes take effect immediately.
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License Viewer
Start > Settings > Control Panel > License Viewer
Use this option to view software license registration details, and service contract length for a VX3Plus. Information on the
License Viewer tabs is unique for each VX3Plus.
Note:
Following image is a sample screen.
Your License Viewer control panel may show more tabs, e.g. RFTerm, depending on the number of software applications
running on the VX3Plus that require a license. Contact your representative for software updates and releases as they become
available.
Software and driver version information is located in the About control panel. Copyright information is located in the System
control panel.
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Mixer
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Mixer
The VX3Plus has a speaker. It is active when a headset is not connected to the device.
Use the settings on these panels to adjust the volume, record gain and sidetone for microphone input, speaker and speaker
output.
Headsets can be enabled, disabled and selected using these panels.
Factory Default Settings
Master Volume
-10.5 dB
Record Gain
22.5 dB
Sidetone
12.0 dB
Input
None
Input Boost
Dimmed
+6db Output Boost
Disabled
Select the input for the mixer. Move the sliders up and down, or tap the up and down arrows, to adjust the decibel level.
Note:
Set Input to None when using stereo headphones. Set Input to Mic1 when using a mono headset
with microphone.
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Mouse
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Mouse
Use this option to set the double-tap sensitivity for stylus taps on the VX3Plus touchscreen.
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MX3X-VXC Options
Start > Settings > Control Panel > MX3X-VXC Options
Set options such as IP V6, time sync, touchscreen enable and CapsLock. Also set Status Popup taskbar icon display options
for the Admin and User.
It may be necessary to warmboot the VX3Plus after making desired changes. A pop up window indicates if a warmboot is
required.
Note:
Contact your representative for upgrade details If there is no icon corresponding to this item in the
Control Panel.
Communication
Options on this tab configure communication options for the VX3Plus.
Enable TCP/IP Version 6
By default, IPv6 is disabled on the VX3Plus. Click this checkbox to enable IPv6.
Allow Remote Desktop Autologon
By default, Remote Desktop Autologon is disabled. Click this checkbox to enable Remote Desktop Autologon.
Note:
The .RDP file must be saved in the \System folder. When prompted, use the Save As button to save
the .RDP file is the \System folder. If the .RDP file is saved in the default root folder location, the
.RDP file will not persist across a warmboot.
Autolaunch TimeSync
By default, TimeSync does not automatically run on the VX3Plus. To enable TimeSync to run automatically on the VX3Plus,
click this checkbox.
Synchronize with a Local Time Server
By default, GrabTime synchronizes via an Internet connection. To synchronize with a local time server:
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1. Use ActiveSync to copy GrabTime.ini from the My Device > Windows folder on the mobile device to the host PC.
2. Edit the copy of GrabTime.ini on the host PC. Add the local time server’s domain name to the beginning of the list of
servers. You can optionally delete the remainder of the list.
3. Copy the modified GrabTime.ini file to the My Device > System folder on the mobile device.
The System/GrabTime.ini file takes precedence over the Windows/GrabTime.ini file. System/Grabtime.ini also persists after a
coldboot; Windows/Grabtime.ini does not persist.
Disable SNMP
By default, the SNMP agent is running on the VX3Plus. To disable the SNMP agent, check this box.
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Misc
Options on this tab configure device specific options. Note that options not available on the VX3Plus are dimmed or grayed
out.
CapsLock
By default, CapsLock is disabled after a warmboot. To enable CapsLock after a warmboot, click this checkbox.
Touch Screen Disable
By default, the VX3Plus touchscreen is enabled. To disable the touchscreen after a warmboot, click this checkbox.
Enable RFTerm Auto Launch
This option is enabled by default. This option, when disabled (unchecked) stops RFTerm from launching at bootup. When
RFTerm is not installed or has not been added to the registry Launch sequence, this checkbox is ignored at bootup.
Enable Auto Launch IP Wait
When enabled, this feature works as follows:
1. After the radio .CAB file is unpacked, the Launch program waits for the radio driver to load and for the radio to connect
and obtain an IP address.
2. During the wait, a message window is displayed containing the NDIS communication messages up to and including the
display of the valid IP address.
3. After the IP address is obtained, the message window is displayed for one second and then removed.
4. Launch completes its normal task path, unpacking any remaining .CAB files and completing any remaining tasks.
5. If an IP address is not obtained within the specified timeout period (see below), Launch completes its normal task path.
The default is unchecked (disabled). Launch does not wait for an IP address.
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IP Wait Timeout
This parameter specifies the maximum time period Launch waits for a valid IP address before completing any remaining tasks.
The timeout can be from 1 to 60 seconds. The default is 30 seconds.
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Status Popup
Options on this tab configure the Status Popup window. When the Status popup window is displayed, it is placed on top of the
window in focus and hides any data beneath it. It is closed by pressing the assigned Status User or Status Admin key
sequence.
Using the key mapping control panel, the System Administrator must first assign a Status User key sequence for the end-user
when they want to toggle the Status Popup Window on or off.
The System Administrator must also assign a Status Admin key sequence to perform the same function. Status popup
window display options (taskbar icons) are assigned on the Status Popup tab, e.g., AC Power, ActiveSync, WLAN radio,
CapsLock, Network status, Bluetooth status.
The default for the User and Admin status popup windows is to show all status information. The 5 second timeout to remove
the status popup from the display is disabled by default for the User and Admin status popup windows.
In addition to the configurable options, the Status Popup displays memory status information at the bottom of the popup
window. The following information is displayed:
ml Memory Load
Number indicating the estimate of current memory use, between 0 (no memory use) and 100 (full
memory use)
tp
Total Physical memBytes of total physical memory
ory
ap
Available Physical
memory
tv Total Virtual memory
av
Available Physical
memory
Bytes of available physical memory
Total bytes that can be described in the user mode portion of the virtual address space of the calling process.
Bytes of unreserved and uncommitted memory in the user mode portion of the virtual address
space of the calling application.
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Network and Dialup Options
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Network and Dialup Connections
Set VX3Plus network driver properties and network access properties. Select a connection to use, or create a new connection.
Create a New Connection
1. On the mobile device, select Start > Settings > Control Panel > Network and Dialup Connections. A window is
displayed showing the existing connections.
2. Assuming the connection you want does not exist, double-tap Make New Connection.
3. Give the new connection an appropriate name (My Connection @ 9600, etc.). Tap the Direct Connection radio button.
Tap the Next button.
4. From the popup menu, choose the port you want to connect to. Only the available ports are shown.
5. Tap the Configure... button.
6. Under the Port Settings tab, choose the appropriate baud rate. Data bits, parity, and stop bits remain at 8, none, and 1,
respectively.
7. Under the Call Options tab, be sure to turn off Wait for dial tone, since a direct connection will not have a dial tone. Set
the timeout parameter (default is 5 seconds). Tap OK.
8. TCP/IP Settings should not need to change from defaults. Tap the Finish button to create the new connection.
9. Close the Remote Networking window.
10. To activate the new connection select Start > Settings > Control Panel > PC Connection and tap the Change
Connection… button.
11. Select the new connection. Tap OK twice.
12. Close the Control Panel window.
13. Connect the desktop PC to the mobile device with the appropriate cable.
14. Click the desktop Connect icon to test the new connection.
You can activate the connection by double-tapping on the specific connection icon in the Remote Networking window, but this
will only start an RAS (Remote Access Services) session, and does not start ActiveSync properly.
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Network Capture
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Network Capture
Note:
Verify the date and time before using the logging utilities to ensure meaningful data.
The Network Capture panels provide configuration options for logging utilities.
Two types of logging are configurable:
Netlog is a Windows CE utility that monitors network traffic. Netlog creates a .CAP file that can be read using Microsoft
Windows Network Monitor or any compatible tool that supports .CAP files.
NDISLog monitors the NDIS interface between the Summit radio and the NDIS driver. This utility creates a .TXT log file.
Factory Default Settings
Netlog
Command
options
pkt_size in bytes
5000
cap_size in bytes
500000
.cap file
\netlog
Promiscuous Mode
Disabled
NDISLog
Command
stop
file
\ndislog.txt
Netlog
Use this control panel to configure the Netlog utility. By configuring Netlog using the control panel, Netlog remains running
across a warmboot. However, please note that:
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Netlog first stores data to a file named netlog0.cap, then netlog1.cap. Any time the current file reaches maximum size,
Netlog switches to the other file.
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If the log file is stored in the root directory, any previous data is lost and a new log file started after the warm.boot
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If the log file is stored in \System, all previous data is saved across the warmboot.
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If Netlog is enabled across the warmboot, a series of brief popups may be displayed during the boot cycle. No user
interaction is required.
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Command
Command
Function
options
Specifies the option to perform. See the table below for the option parameters and values.
load
Loads and starts Netlog.
start
Starts the Netlog process of logging the network traffic.
stop
Stops Netlog from logging network traffic.
unload
Unloads Netlog.
Options
Options
Function
pkt_size in
bytes
Specifies the maximum packet size captured in bytes. This option should only be run after you have called load
and stop. Default is 5000.
cap_size in Specifies the maximum size of Netlog0.cap or Netlog1.cap in bytes. This option should only be run after you
bytes
have called load and stop. Default is 500,000.
.cap file
Specifies the name of the file to which network traffic information is saved. This option should only be run after
you have called load and stop. Default is \netlog.
Run cmd
Performs the command selected. For example, to run Netlog and modify the packet size do the following:
Select load from the Commands list and click the Run cmd button.
Select stop from the Commands list and click the Run cmd button.
Select options from the Commands list, enter the new packet size in the Options list and click the Run cmd button.
NDISLog
NDISLog creates a .TXT file that can be viewed with any text editor program that supports .TXT files.
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Command
Command
Function
start
Starts logging the network traffic.
stop
Stops logging network traffic.
file
Specifies the name of the file to which NDISLog information is stored.
Save File
Stores the file name.
Run cmd
Performs the selected start or stop command.
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Owner
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Owner
Set the VX3Plus owner details. The Network ID is used when logging into a remote network.
Factory Default Settings
Identification
Name
Blank
Company
Blank
Address
Blank
Telephones
Blank
Display owner ID at power-on
Disabled
Notes
Notes
Blank
Display notes at power-on
Disabled
Network ID
User Name
Blank
Password
Blank
Domain
Blank
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Enter user name, password and domain to be used when logging into network resources.
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Password
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Password
Use this panel to set VX3Plus user access to control panels and power up password properties.
Important: This password must be entered before performing a cold boot.
Contact your representative if entering a power-on or screen saver password does not allow you to disable this password
protection or perform a cold boot.
Factory Default Settings
Password
Blank
Enter password at Power On
Disabled
Enter password at Remote Desktop Screen Saver Disabled
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The password and password settings are saved during a warm boot and a cold boot.
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The screensaver password affects the Remote Desktop screensaver only.
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After a password is assigned and saved, each time a Settings > Control Panel option is selected, the user will be
required to enter the password before the Control Panel will open.
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The screensaver password is the same as the power-on password. They are not set independently.
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A screensaver password cannot be created without first enabling the “Enable password protection at power-on”
checkbox.
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The screensaver password is not automatically enabled when the “power-on” checkbox is enabled.
Enter the password in the Password text box, then press Tab and type the password again to confirm it.
Enable the power-on checkbox and, if desired, the screensaver checkbox.
A changed/saved password is in effect immediately.
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PC Connection
Start > Settings > Control Panel > PC Connection
Use these options to control a cabled connection (USB, serial) between the VX3Plus and a nearby desktop/laptop computer.
Factory Default Settings
Enable direct connection
Enabled
Connect using
USB Client
Unchecking the Allow connection with desktop computer when device is attached checkbox disables ActiveSync on the
VX3Plus.
Tap the Change button to change the direct connect setting.
Tap the drop-down box to view a list of pre-configured connection settings.
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PCMCIA
Start > Settings > Control Panel > PCMCIA
Use the options on the tabs to manage cards installed in the VX3Plus.
Factory Default Settings
PCMCIA
Disable slot now
Off
Power slot during sleep (3.3v)
Off
Power slot during sleep (5v)
Off
Write protect slot
Off (dimmed)
CF
Disable slot now
Off
Power slot during sleep (3.3v)
Off
Power slot during sleep (5v)
Off
Write protect slot
Off
IntATA
Disable slot now
Off (dimmed)
Power slot during sleep (3.3v)
On (dimmed)
Power slot during sleep (5v)
Off (dimmed)
Write protect slot
Off (dimmed)
PCMCIA Tab Options
The name of the card (from the CIS data on the card) in the slot is displayed. This information cannot be changed by the user.
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When “Disable slot now” is checked, the slot is powered down as soon as the Control Panel is closed and the PCMCIA driver
ignores any card in the slot. When there is no card in a slot, the options are dimmed.
CF Tab Options
The name of the card (from the CIS data on the card) in the slot is displayed. This information cannot be changed by the user.
When “Disable slot now” is checked, the slot is powered down as soon as the Control Panel is closed and the PCMCIA driver
ignores any card in the slot. When there is no card in a slot, the options are dimmed.
IntATA Tab Options
The IntATA Tab provides information on the internal CompactFlash ATA drive. There are no user configurable options.
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Regional and Language Settings
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Regional Settings
Set the appearance of numbers, currency, time and date based on regional and language settings. Set the VX3Plus user
interface language and the default input language.
Factory Default Settings
Region
Locale
English (United States)
Number
123,456,789.00 / -123,456,789.00 neg
Currency
$123,456,789.00 pos / ($123,456,789.00) neg
Time
h:mm:ss tt (tt=AM or PM)
Date
M/d/yy short / dddd,MMMM,dd,yyyy long
Language
User Interface
English (United States)
Input
Language
English (United States)-US
Installed
English (United States)-US
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Remove Programs
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Remove Programs
Note:
Lists programs installed in RAM that have been marked for removal.
In some OS versions, this panel is replaced by Installed Programs.
Select a program and tap Remove. Follow the prompts on the screen to uninstall VX3Plus user-installed only programs. The
change takes effect immediately.
Files stored in the My Documents folder are not removed using this option.
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Do not remove installed programs using this option. Contact your representative for assistance if
installed programs must be deleted.
Scanner
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Scanner
Set VX3Plus scanner keyboard wedge parameters, enable or disable allowed symbologies, scanner icon appearance, active
scanner port, and scan key settings.
Assign baud rate, parity, stop bits and data bits for available COM ports.
Parameters on the Main tab and the COM tab(s) apply to this device only.
Barcode manipulation parameter settings on the Barcode tab are applied to the incoming data resulting from successful
barcode scans sent to the VX3Plus for processing. The successful barcode scan data may be sent by
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a wireless Bluetooth Handheld Scanner,
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or a tethered scanner.
Bar Code Readers
The VX3Plus can use the following external bar code readers:
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Tethered hand-held scanners are tethered to a serial port on the VX3Plus and are configured by scanning the enginespecific bar codes in the scanner manufacturer's programming guide. The manufacturer's guides are usually shipped
with the bar code reader.
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Wireless hand-held Bluetooth scanners are configured by scanning the engine-specific bar codes in the scanner
manufacturer's programming guide. The manufacturer's guides are usually shipped with the bar code reader.
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The body worn Bluetooth Ring Scanner module may be using a Symbol 4400 Ring Imager or a Symbol 955 Ring
Scanner. The BTRS module is configured by scanning the bar codes in the Bluetooth Ring Scanner Module.
Return to Factory Default Settings
Important: After scanning the engine-specific bar code to return the scanner/imager to factory default settings, the next step is
to open the bar code wedge panel on the mobile device collecting the scanned data. Click the OK button to close the panel.
This action will synchronize all scanner formats for your device.
Barcode Processing Overview
Barcode processing involves several steps. Some steps may be skipped during the processing depending on user selections
on the Scanner control panels. The steps are presented below in the order they are performed on the barcode data.
1. Scanned barcode is tested for a code ID and matching length (Min/Max). If it matches, it is processed per the rules in
place for that symbology. If the scan does not meet the criteria for that symbology, it is processed based on the settings
for All. If a code ID is not found, the barcode data is processed based on the settings for All.
2. If symbology is disabled, the scan is rejected.
3. Strip leading data bytes unconditionally.
4. Strip trailing data bytes unconditionally.
5. Parse for, and strip if found, Barcode Data strings.
6. Replace any control characters with string, as configured.
7. Add prefix string to output buffer.
8. If Code ID is not stripped, add saved code ID from above to output buffer.
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9. Add processed barcode string from above to output buffer.
10. Add suffix string to output buffer.
11. Add a terminating NUL to the output buffer, in case the data is processed as a string.
12. If key output is enabled, start the process to output keys. If control characters are encountered:
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If Translate All is set, key is translated to CTRL + char, and output.
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If Translate All is not set, and key has a valid VK code, key is output.
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Otherwise, key is ignored (not output).
The barcode data is ready to be read by applications.
Factory Default Settings
Main Tab
Port 1
Disabled
Port 2
COM3
Power Port 1 while asleep
Disabled
Send Key Message (WEDGE)
Enabled
Enable Internal Scanner Sound
Enabled
On Delay Ms
3000
Single Scan
Off
COM1 Tab (COM1, COM3) (COM2 not present, options dimmed)
Baud Rate
9600
Stop Bits
1
Parity
None
Data Bits
8
Power on Pin 9
Disabled
Enable Handshaking
Disabled
Barcode Tab
Enable Code ID
None
Symbology Settings
Enable Dimmed / Min - 1 to Max - all
Custom
Null
Control Character
Disabled
Translate All
Disabled
Character/Replacement
Null / Ignore (drop)
Custom Identifiers
Name
Blank
ID Code
Blank
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Main Tab
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Scanner > Main tab
Parameter
Function
Port
Default: Port 1 COM3 is enabled. Port 2 is disabled.COM1 ScrCtl and COM3 ScrCtl are used to enable the screen blanking function.
Power Port 1 while
asleep
When Power Port 1 while asleep is checked, whichever serial port is enabled as Port 1 will remain
powered while the device is in Suspend, at the cost of reduced battery life. This allows a tethered
scanner to wake the device by pressing the trigger on the tethered scanner.
Default: Enabled. If “Send Key Messages (WEDGE)” is checked, the Scanner Driver is in “Key Message” (also known as “character”) mode which sends the bar codes to the application with the focus
as keystrokes. All data scanned is converted to keystrokes and sent to the active window.
Send Key Messages
(WEDGE)
If “Send Key Messages (WEDGE)” is not checked, the Scanner Driver is in “Block” mode which buffers the data that can be read by an application from the WDG: device through the OS or APIs. Note
that this latter method is significantly faster than using “Wedge”.
Even if Send Key Messages is enabled (“key mode”), the data is still available using the scanner
APIs (“block mode”). If two or more applications are reading the data in Block mode, ClearBuf must
be set to Off so data is not erased when read. Please refer to the CE API Programming Guide for
details on scanner APIs.
Default: Enabled.
Enable Internal
Scanner Sound
Functionality of the internal scanner driver engine includes audible tones on good scan (at the maximum db supported by the speaker) and failed scan. Disable this parameter when good scan/bad
scan sounds are to be handled by alternate means e.g., application-controlled sound files.
Rejected bar codes generate a bad scan beep. In some cases, the receipt of data from the scanner
triggers a good scan beep from an external scanner, and then the rejection of scanned bar code data
by the processing causes a bad scan beep from the VX3Plus on the same data.
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Single Scan determines if scanner input is inhibited after a scan until the scanner is re-enabled.
Single Scan
Off - Single Scan mode is off.
Auto - Single Scan mode is on. The scanner is disabled after a scan and automatically re-enabled by
the scanner driver after retrieving the bar code data.
Man - Single Scan mode is on. The scanner is disabled after a scan and the user application must
call LXEScannerSSReset to re-enable the scanner. See the CE API Programming Guide for more
details.
This option is only supported on Symbol (Motorola) internal and BTRS scanners. The scanner may
require a firmware upgrade to support this feature. Contact your representative for details.
On Delay Ms
Specifies the screen on delay for the screen blanking function.
Click here to view factory default settings for this panel.
Screen Blanking
The VX3Plus can be configured to blank the display when the vehicle to which it is mounted is moving, eliminating a possible
distraction for the driver. When configured properly, the screen blanking feature provides a tamper resistant method to blank
the vehicle screen. The screen blanking feature consists of Scanner Control Panel Options and a customer supplied cable
connected to one of the COM ports on the VX3Plus. Properly configured, the display is visible only when the cable provides a
signal that the vehicle has stopped.
The customer must supply their own cable. The cable specifications are detailed in “Technical Specifications – Screen
Blanking Cable”.
The cable can be hooked to either the COM1 or COM3 port. The COM port used must be selected in the Scanner control
panel.
Screen blanking is configured on the Main tab of the Scanner control panel.
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If the COM1/COM3 screen blanking and On Delay choices are not shown, the system load must be updated.
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Warning: Do not select COM1 ScrCtl or COM3 ScrCtl unless you have already attached the cable. Failure to attach
the cable before selecting a screen blanking option will cause the screen to go blank (and remain blank) until an
appropriate cable is attached to the specified COM port.
Set the desired COM port (COM1 ScrCtl or COM3 ScrCtl) and On Delay. Press OK. The On Delay can be used to specify the
time (in milliseconds) before the display turns on. For example, use the On Delay if the switch end of the cable is attached to
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the vehicle’s accelerator pedal. Release of the accelerator may mean the truck is coasting to a stop rather than stationary.
Configure the delay to allow time for the vehicle to coast to a stop.
To disable screen blanking, select COM1 or COM3 to return the selected COM port to normal operation.
Technical Specifications - Screen Blanking Cable
The customer must supply their own cable. The cable must be designed so that pin 7 (RTS – Request to Send Output) and pin
8 (Clear to Send Input) of a DB9 female connector provide continuity only when the vehicle is stopped (for example, via a
switch on the accelerator pedal of the fork truck). All other pins on the connector must be left unconnected. If pins 7 and 8 do
not provide continuity (or the cable is removed), the VX3Plus screen remains blank.
Serial cable
Customer built cable with the following specifications:
Pinout
DB9 Female
Function
1
Not Used
2
Not Used
3
Not Used
4
Not Used
5
Not Used
6
Not Used
7 (RTS)
8 (CTS)
9
No signal when in motion.
Continuity to Pin 8 when vehicle stopped.
No signal when in motion.
Continuity to Pin 7 when vehicle stopped.
Not Used
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Keys Tab
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Scanner > Keys
If your Keys tab looks like this:
Go to the Keypad Control Panel.
Integrated Scan buttons have no effect on scanners tethered to a COM port or scanners connected wirelessly (for example,
wireless Bluetooth scanners) to the VX3Plus. The Scan button on the tethered or wireless barcode scanner must be pressed.
Incoming data from the tethered or wireless barcode scanner is manipulated using the parameters set on the Barcode Tab.
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COM1 Tab
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Scanner > COM1
This panel sets communication parameters for any device connected to the external port.
COM1 is only present on a VX3Plus with a Dual Serial or a Serial/USB-H endcap.
Adjust the settings and click the OK button to save the changes. Any changes take effect immediately.
This panel does not configure the connected device. Please refer to the documentation for the external connected or wireless
device for information on configuring the device.
Important: Do not connect a tethered scanner to a port labeled USB-H or USB-C.
Click here to set Power on Pin 9
Click here to Enable Handshaking
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COM2 Tab
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Scanner > COM2
This panel sets communication parameters for any device connected to the external port.
There is no COM2 port on a VX3Plus.
Adjust the settings and click the OK button to save the changes. Any changes take effect immediately.
This panel does not configure the connected device. Please refer to the documentation for the external connected or wireless
device for information on configuring the device.
Important: Do not connect a tethered scanner to a port labeled USB-H or USB-C.
Click here to set Power on Pin 9
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COM3 Tab
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Scanner > COM3
This panel sets communication parameters for any device connected to the external port.
COM3 is only present on a VX3Plus with a Dual Serial or a Serial/USB-C endcap.
Adjust the settings and click the OK button to save the changes. Any changes take effect immediately.
This panel does not configure the connected device. Please refer to the documentation for the external connected or wireless
device for information on configuring the device.
Important: Do not connect a tethered scanner to a port labeled USB-H or USB-C.
Click here to set Power on Pin 9
Click here to Enable Handshaking
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Serial Port Pin 9
To configure the COM port to supply power to an external scanner tethered to the COM port, check the checkbox for Power on
Pin 9 (+5V). The external scanner is powered by the VX3Plus's power source. Wireless external scanners use their own power
source.
To configure a COM port for Ring Indicator (RI) on Pin 9, uncheck the checkbox for Power on Pin 9 (+5V) (disabled).
The default is Off (RI enabled) for all COM ports.
Enable Handshaking
To enable handshaking on the indicated serial port, check the Enable handshaking box.
The default is disabled (unchecked)
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Barcode Tab
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Scanner > Barcode tab
The Barcode tab contains several options to control barcode processing. Options include:
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Defining custom Code IDs
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Disable processing of specified barcode symbologies
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Rejecting barcode data that is too short or too long
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Stripping characters including Code ID, leading or trailing characters and specified barcode data strings
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Replacing control characters
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Adding a prefix and a suffix.
Notes:
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The Scanner application (Wedge) can only enable or disable barcode processing inside the Wedge software.
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The Scanner application enables or disables the Code ID that may be scanned.
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Enabling or disabling a specific barcode symbology is done manually using the configuration barcode. Configuration
barcodes for external scanner are available in the manual provided with the scanner.
Choose an option in the Enable Code ID drop-down box: None or Custom ID.
Buttons
Symbology Settings
Individually enable or disable a barcode from being scanned, set the minimum and maximum size barcode to accept, strip Code ID, strip data from
the beginning or end of a barcode, or (based on configurable Barcode Data)
add a prefix or suffix to a barcode before transmission.
Ctrl Char Mapping
Define the operations the Wedge performs on control characters (values
less than 0x20) embedded in barcodes.
Custom Identifiers
Defines an identifier that is at the beginning of barcode data which acts as
a Code ID. After a Custom Identifier is defined, Symbology Settings can
be defined for the identifier.
See "Barcode Processing Overview".
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Enable Code ID
This parameter programs the scanner to transmit the specified Code ID and/or determines the type of barcode identifier being
processed.
Transmission of the Code ID is enabled at the scanner for all barcode symbologies, not for an individual symbology. Code ID is
sent from the scanner so the scanner driver can discriminate between symbologies.
Options
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None: Programs an internal scanner to disable transmission of a code ID. After clicking the Symbology Settings button,
the only entry on the Symbology listing is All, plus any configured custom IDs. Select this option to disable Code ID
processing. The barcode data is received, but is not checked for a Code ID.
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Custom: Does not change the internal scanner’s Code ID transmission setting. After clicking the Symbology Settings
button, the Symbology listing includes all Custom Code IDs. Select this option to enable processing of barcodes with a
custom Code ID.
Notes
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When Strip: Code ID (see Symbology panel) is not enabled, the code ID is sent as part of the barcode data to an
application.
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When Strip: Code ID (see Symbology panel) is enabled, the entire Code ID string is stripped (i.e. treated as a Code ID).
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UPC/EAN Codes only: The code id for supplemental barcodes is not stripped.
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When Enable Code ID is set to None, Code IDs are ignored.
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Custom symbologies appear at the end of the list in the Symbology dialog, but will be processed at the beginning of the
list in the scanner driver. This allows custom IDs, based on actual code IDs, to be processed before the Code ID.
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When using the parameters in the Scanner Control Panel to manage indicators for good read/bad read decoding, the
number or patterns of beeps heard may be confusing. Rejected barcodes generate a bad scan beep. In some cases, the
receipt of data from an external scanner triggers a good scan beep, and then the rejection of scanned barcode data by
the Scanner Control Panel processing causes a bad scan beep by the mobile device on the same data.
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Barcode – Custom Identifiers
Code IDs can be defined by the user. This allows processing parameters to be configured for barcodes that do not use the
standard IDs or for barcodes that have data embedded at the beginning of the data that acts like a Code ID.
These are called custom Code IDs and are included in the Symbology drop down box in the Symbology dialog, unless Enable
Code ID is set to None. When the custom Code ID is found in a barcode, the configuration specified for the custom Code ID is
applied to the barcode data.
When Enable Code ID is set to None, custom code IDs are ignored.
Note:
Custom symbologies will appear at the end of the list in the Symbology dialog, and are processed at
the beginning of the list in the scanner driver itself. This allows custom IDs based on actual code IDs
to be processed before the code ID itself.
Note:
When Strip: Code ID is enabled, the entire custom Code ID string is stripped (i.e., treated as a Code
ID).
The dialog box shown below allows the custom Code IDs to be configured. When incoming data is checked for a custom ID
code, the list is compared in the order displayed in this dialog box.
After adding, changing and removing items from the Custom IDs list, click the OK button to save changes and return to the
Barcode panel.
Parameters
Name text box
Name is the descriptor that is used to identify the custom Code ID. Names must be unique from each other; however, the
Name and ID Code may have the same value. Name is used in the Symbology drop down box to identify the custom Code ID
in a user-friendly manner. Both Name and ID Code must be specified in order to add a custom Code ID to the Custom IDs list.
ID Code text box
ID Code defines the data at the beginning of a barcode that acts as an identifier (the actual Code ID). Both Name and ID Code
must be specified in order to add a custom Code ID to the Custom IDs list.
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Buttons
Add
Entering data into both the Name and ID Code fields enables the Add button. Click the Add button and the data is added to the
next empty location in the Custom ID list.
Insert
Click on an empty line in the Custom ID list. The Add button changes to Insert. Enter data into both the Name and ID Code
fields and click the Insert button. The data is added to the selected line in the Custom IDs list.
Edit
Double click on the item to edit. Its values are copied to the text boxes for editing. The Add button changes to Replace. When
Replace is clicked, the values for the current item in the list are updated.
Clear All
When no item in the Custom IDs list is selected, clicking the Clear All button clears the Custom ID list and any text written
(and not yet added or inserted) in the Name and ID Code text boxes.
Remove
The Clear All button text changes to a Remove button when an item in the Custom IDs list is selected. Click the desired line
item and then click the Remove button to delete it. Line items are Removed one at a time. Contents of the text box fields are
cleared at the same time.
Control Code Replacement Examples
Configuration
Data
Translation
Example Con- Example Control Character
figuration
Translated Data
Ignore (drop)
The control character is discarded from
the barcode data, prefix and suffix
Printable text
Text is substituted for Control Character. Start of TeXt
Hat-encoded
text
The hat-encoded text is translated to the
equivalent hex value.
Carriage Return ^M
Value 0x0d in a barcode is converted to the value 0x0d.
Escaped hatencoded text
The hat-encoding to pass through to the
application.
Horizontal Tab
Value 0x09 in a barcode is converted to the text ^I.
Hex-encoded
text
The hex-encoded text is translated to the
Carriage Return 0x0A
equivalent hex value.
Value 0x0D in a barcode is
converted to a value 0x0A.
Escaped hexencoded text
The hex-encoding to pass through to the
application.
Value 0x0C is a barcode is
converted to text 0x0A
See Also: "Hat Encoding"
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ESCape
Vertical Tab
Ignore (drop)
0x1B in the barcode is discarded.
STX
0x02 in a barcode is converted
to the text STX.
\^I
\0x0A or 0\x0A
Barcode Processing Examples
The following table shows examples of stripping and prefix/suffix configurations. The examples assume that the scanner is
configured to transmit a Code ID and the proper Custom IDs have been configured.
Symbology
All
EAN-128(]C1)
EAN-13(]E0)
Intrlv 2 of 5(]IO)
Code93
Enable
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
Min length
1
4
1
1
Max length
all
all
all
10
Strip Code ID
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
Strip Leading
3
0
3
3
*123
1*
456
Strip Barcode Data
Strip Trailing
0
0
3
3
Prefix
aaa
bbb
ccc
ddd
Suffix
www
xxx
yyy
zzz
Provided that the wedge is configured with the above table, below are examples of scanned barcode data and results of these
manipulations.
Barcode Symbology
Raw Scanner Data
Resulting Data
EAN-128
]C11234567890123
bbb1234567890xxx
EAN-128
]C111234567890123
bbb11234567890xxx
EAN-128
]C1123
< rejected > (too short)
EAN-13
]E01234567890987
ccc]E04567890yyy
EAN-13
]E01231234567890987
ccc]E0234567890yyy
EAN-13
]E01234
ccc]E0yyy
I2/5
]I04444567890987654321
< rejected > (too long)
I2/5
]I04444567890123
ddd7890zzz
I2/5
]I0444
dddzzz
I2/5
]I022245622
ddd45zzz
Code-93
]G0123456
< rejected > (disabled)
Code-93
]G0444444
< rejected > (disabled)
Code-39
]A01234567890
aaa4567890www
Code-39 full ASCII
]A41231234567890
aaa1234567890www
Code-39
]A4
< rejected > (too short)
Note:
Rejected barcodes generate a bad scan beep. In some cases, the receipt of data from the scanner
triggers a good scan beep (from the external scanner), and then the rejection of scanned barcode data
by the processing causes a bad scan beep on the same data.
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Barcode - Ctrl Char Mapping
The Ctrl Char Mapping button (Control Character Mapping) activates a dialog to define the operations the Wedge performs on
control characters (values less than 0x20) embedded in barcodes. Control characters can be replaced with user-defined text
which can include hat encoded or hex encoded values.
In key message mode, control characters can also be translated to their control code equivalent key sequences.
Translate All
When Translate All is checked, unprintable ASCII characters (characters below 20H) in scanned barcodes are assigned to
their appropriate CTRL code sequence when the barcodes are sent in Character mode.
The wedge provides a one-to-one mapping of control characters to their equivalent control+character sequence of keystrokes.
If control characters are translated, the translation is performed on the barcode data, prefix, and suffix before the keystrokes
are simulated.
Parameters
Translate All
This option is grayed unless the user has Send Key Messages (WEDGE) on the Main tab selected.
In Key Message mode, when this option is enabled, control characters embedded in a scanned barcode are translated to their
equivalent control key keystroke sequence (13 [0x0d] is translated to Control+M keystrokes as if the user pressed the CTRL,
SHIFT, and m keys on the keypad).
Additionally, when Translate All is disabled, any control code which has a keystroke equivalent (enter, tab, escape,
backspace, etc.) is output as a keystroke.
Any control code without a keystroke equivalent is dropped.
Character
This is a drop down combo box that contains the control character name. Refer to the Character drop down box for the list of
control characters and their names.
When a character name is selected from the drop down box, the default text Ignore (drop) is shown and highlighted in the
Replacement edit control. Ignore (drop) is highlighted so the user can type a replacement if the control character is not to be
ignored.
Once the user types any character into the Replacement edit control, reselecting the character from the Character drop down
box redisplays the default Ignore (drop) in the Replacement edit control.
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Replacement
The edit control where the user types the characters to be assigned as the replacement of the control character.
Replacements for a control character are assigned by selecting the appropriate character from the Character drop down box,
typing the replacement in the Replacement edit control (according to the formats defined above) and then clicking the button.
The assigned replacement is then added to the list box above the Assign button.
For example, if Carriage Return is replaced by Line Feed (by specifying ^J or 0x0A) in the configuration, the value 0x0d
received in any scanned barcode (or defined in the prefix or suffix) will be replaced with the value 0x0a.
The Wedge then sends Ctrl+J to the receiving application, rather than Ctrl+M.
List Box
The list box shows all user-defined control characters and their assigned replacements.
All replacements are enclosed in single quotes to delimit white space that has been assigned.
Assign Button
Click this button when you want to assign the characters in the Replacement text box to the character in the Character drop
down box.
Delete Button
This button is grayed unless an entry in the list box is highlighted.
When an entry (or entries) is highlighted, and the Delete button is clicked, the highlighted material is deleted from the list box.
Barcode - Symbology Settings
The Symbology selected in the Symbologies dialog defines the symbology for which the data is being configured. The features
available on the Symbology Settings dialog include the ability to individually enable or disable a barcode from scanning, set the
minimum and maximum size barcode to accept, strip Code ID, strip data from the beginning or end of a barcode, or (based on
configurable Barcode Data) add a prefix or suffix to a barcode.
The Symbology drop-down box contains all custom symbologies the user has defined on the VX3Plus. An asterisk appears
in front of symbologies that have already been configured or have been modified from the default value.
Each time a Symbology is changed, the settings are saved as soon as the OK button is clicked. Settings are also saved when
a new Symbology is selected from the Symbology drop-down list.
Clear Button -- Clicking this button will erase any programmed overrides, returning to the default settings for the selected
symbology. If Clear is pressed when All is selected as the symbology, a confirmation dialog appears, then all symbologies are
reset to their factory defaults, and all star (*) indications are removed from the list of Symbologies.
The order in which these settings are processed are:
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Min / Max
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Code ID
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Leading / Trailing
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Barcode Data
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Prefix / Suffix
Note:
When Enable Code ID is set to None on the Barcode tab and when All is selected in the
Symbology field, Enable and Strip Code ID on the Symbology panel are grayed and the user is not
allowed to change them, to prevent deactivating the scanner completely.
When All is selected in the Symbology field and the settings are changed, the settings in this dialog become the defaults, used
unless overwritten by the settings for individual symbologies. This is also true for Custom IDs, where the code IDs to be
stripped are specified by the user.
Note:
In Custom mode on the Barcode tab, any Code IDs not specified by the user will not be stripped,
because they will not be recognized as Code IDs.
If a specific symbology's settings have been configured, a star (*) will appear next to it in the Symbology drop-down box, so the
user can tell which symbologies have been modified from their defaults.
If a particular symbology has been configured, the entire set of parameters from that symbologies screen are in effect for that
symbology. In other words, either the settings for the configured symbology will be used, or the default settings are used, not a
combination of the two.
If a symbology has not been configured (does not have an * next to it) the settings for All are used which is not necessarily the
default.
Parameters
Enable
This checkbox enables (checked) or disables (unchecked) the symbology field.
The scanner driver searches the beginning of the barcode data for the type of ID specified in the Barcode tab -- Enable Code ID
field plus any custom identifiers.
When a code ID match is found as the scanner driver processes incoming barcode data, if the symbology is disabled, the
barcode is rejected. Otherwise, the other settings in the dialog are applied and the barcode is processed. If the symbology is
disabled, all other fields on this dialog are grayed.
When there are no customized symbology settings, and the Enable checkbox is unchecked, while All is selected, a warning
message is displayed.
Click the Yes button or the No button. Click the X button to close the dialog without making a decision.
If there are customized settings, uncheck the Enable checkbox for the All symbology. This results in disabling all symbologies
except the customized ones.
Min
This field specifies the minimum length that the barcode data (not including Code ID) must meet to be processed.
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Any barcode scanned that is less than the number of characters specified in the Min field is rejected. The default for this field is
1.
Max
This field specifies the maximum length that the barcode data (not including Code ID) can be processed. Any barcode scanned
that has more characters than specified in the Max field is rejected. The default for this field is All (9999).
If the value entered is greater than the maximum value allowed for that symbology, the maximum valid length is used instead.
Strip Leading/Trailing Control
This group of controls determines what data is removed from the barcode before the data is buffered for the application. When
all values are set, Code ID takes precedence over Leading and Trailing; Barcode Data stripping is performed last. Stripping
occurs before the Prefix and Suffix are added, so does not affect them.
If the total number of characters being stripped is greater than the number of characters in the barcode data, it becomes a zero
byte data string. If, in addition, Strip Code ID is enabled, and no prefix or suffix is configured, the processing will return a zerobyte data packet, which will be rejected.
The operation of each type of stripping is defined below:
Leading
This strips the number of characters specified from the beginning of the barcode data (not including Code ID). The data is
stripped unconditionally. This action is disabled by default.
Trailing
This strips the number of characters specified from the end of the barcode data (not including Code ID). The data is stripped
unconditionally. This action is disabled by default.
Code ID
Strips the Code ID based on the type code id specified in the Enable Code ID field in the Barcode tab. By default, Code ID
stripping is enabled for all symbologies (meaning code IDs will be stripped, unless specifically configured otherwise).
Barcode Data Match List
Barcode Data Panel
This panel is used to strip data that matches the entry in the Match list from the barcode. Enter the data to be stripped in the
text box and tap the Insert or Add button. The entry is added to the Match list.
To remove an entry from the Match list, highlight the entry in the list and tap the Remove button.
Tap the OK button to store any additions, deletions or changes.
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Barcode Data Match Edit Buttons
Add
Entering data into the text entry box enables the Add button. Tap the Add button and the data is
added to the next empty location in the Custom ID list.
Insert
Tap on an empty line in the Custom ID list. The Add button changes to Insert. Enter data into both
the Name and ID Code fields and tap the Insert button. The data is added to the selected line in the
Custom IDs list.
Edit
Double tap on the item to edit. Its values are copied to the text boxes for editing. The Add button
changes to Replace. When Replace is tapped, the values for the current item in the list are updated.
Clear All
When no item in the Custom IDs list is selected, tapping the Clear All button clears the Custom ID
list and any text written (and not yet added or inserted) in the Name and ID Code text boxes.
Remove
The Clear All button changes to a Remove button when an item in the Custom IDs list is selected.
Tap the desired line item and then tap the Remove button to delete it. Line items are Removed one at
a time. Contents of the text box fields are cleared at the same time.
Notes
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Prefix and Suffix data is always added on after stripping is complete, and is not affected by any stripping settings.
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If the stripping configuration results in a 0 length barcode, a good beep will still be sounded, since barcode data was read
from the scanner.
Match List Rules
The data in the match list is processed by the rules listed below:
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Strings in the list will be searched in the order they appear in the list. If the list contains ABC and AB, in that order,
incoming data with ABC will match first, and the AB will have no effect.
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When a match between the first characters of the barcode and a string from the list is found, that string is stripped from
the barcode data.
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Processing the list terminates when a match is found or when the end of the list is reached.
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If the wildcard * is not specified, the string is assumed to strip from the beginning of the barcode data. The string ABC*
strips off the prefix ABC. The string *XYZ will strip off the suffix XYZ. The string ABC*XYZ will strip both prefix and
suffix together. More than one * in a configuration string is not allowed. (The User Interface will not prevent it, but results
would not be as expected, as only the first * is used in parsing to match the string.)
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The question mark wildcard ? may be used to match any single character in the incoming data. For example, the data
AB?D will match ABCD, ABcD, or AB0D, but not ABDE.
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The Barcode Data is saved per symbology configured. The Symbology selected in the Symbologies dialog defines the
symbology for which the data is being configured.
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Note that the Code ID (if any are configured) is ignored by this dialog, regardless of the setting of Strip: Code ID in the
Symbologies dialog. According to the sequence of events (specified above), the Code ID must not be included in the
barcode data being matched, because when the matching test occurs, the Code ID has already been stripped. If Strip
Code ID is disabled, then the barcode data to match must include the Code ID. If Strip Code ID is enabled, the data
should not include the Code ID since it has already been stripped.
Add Prefix/Suffix Control
Use this option to specify a string of text, hex values or hat encoded values to be added to the beginning (prefix) or the end
(suffix) of the barcode data. Up to 19 characters can be included in the string. The string can include any character from the
keyboard plus characters specified by hex equivalent or entering in hat encoding. Please see Hat Encoding for a list of
characters with their hex and hat-encoded values.
Using the Escape function allows entering of literal hex and hat values.
To enable a prefix, check the Prefix checkbox and enter the desired string in the textbox.
Add Prefix
The default is disabled (unchecked) with a blank text string. When barcode data is processed, the
Prefix string is sent to the output buffer before any other data.
Because all stripping operations have already occurred, stripping settings do not affect the prefix.
The prefix is added to the output buffer for the Symbology selected from the pull down list.
If ‘All’ is selected, the prefix is added for any symbology that has not been specifically configured.
To enable a suffix, check the Suffix checkbox and enter the desired string in the textbox.
The default is disabled (unchecked) with a blank text string. When barcode data is processed, the
Suffix string is sent to the output buffer after the barcode data.
Add Suffix
Because all stripping operations have already occurred, stripping settings do not affect the suffix.
The suffix is added to the output buffer for the Symbology selected from the pull down list.
If ‘All’ is selected, the suffix is added for any symbology that has not been specifically configured.
Note:
Non-ASCII equivalent keys in Key Message mode are unavailable in this option. Non-ASCII
equivalent keys include the function keys (e.g. F1), arrow keys, Page up, Page down, Home, and
End.
Length Based Barcode Stripping
Use this procedure to create symbology rules for two barcodes with the same symbology but with different discrete lengths.
This procedure is not applicable for barcodes with variable lengths (falling between a maximum value and a minimum value).
Example:
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For the purposes of this example, the following sample barcode parameters will be used – EAN 128 and Code 128 barcodes.
Some of the barcodes start with ‘00’ and some start with ‘01’. The barcodes are different lengths.
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34 character length with first two characters = “01” (strip first 2 and last 18)
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26 character length with first two characters = “01” (strip first 2 and last 10)
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24 character length with first two characters = “01” (strip first 2 and last 8). This 24 character barcode is Code 128.
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20 character length with first two characters = “00” (strip first 0 (no characters) and last 4)
On the Barcode tab, set Enable Code ID to Custom.
Create four custom IDs, using 1 for EAN 128 barcode and 0 for Code 128 barcode.
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c1 = Code = ‘]C1’
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c2 = Code = ‘]C1’
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c3 = Code = ‘]C0’ (24 character barcode is Code 128)
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c4 = Code = ‘]C1’
Custom symbology setup is assigned in the following manner:
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c1 min length = 34, max length = 34, strip leading 2, strip trailing 18, Code ID enabled, Barcode Data = “01”
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c2 min length = 26, max length = 26, strip leading 2, strip trailing 10, Code ID enabled, Barcode Data = “01”
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c3 min length = 24, max length = 24, strip leading 2, strip trailing 8, Code ID enabled, Barcode Data = “01”
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c4 min length = 20, max length = 20, strip leading 0, strip trailing 4, Code ID enabled, Barcode Data = “00”
Add the custom symbologies. Refer to the previous section Barcode – Symbology Settings for instruction.
Click the Barcode Data button.
Click the Add button.
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Add the data for the match codes.
Refer to the previous section Barcode Data Match List for instruction.
Scan a barcode and examine the result.
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Hat Encoding
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Stylus
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Stylus
Use this control panel option to set stylus double-tap sensitivity properties and calibrate the VX3Plus touch panel when
needed.
Double Tap
Follow the instructions on the screen and tap the OK button to save any double tap changes.
Calibration Tab
Calibration involves tapping the center of a target. If you miss the center, keep the stylus on the screen, slide it over the
target's center, and then lift the stylus.
To begin, tap the Recalibrate button on the screen with the stylus. Press and hold the stylus on the center of the target as it
moves around the screen. Press the Enter key to keep the new calibration setting or press the Esc key to revert to the previous
calibration settings.
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System
Start > Settings > Control Panel > System
Use these VX3Plus panels to:
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Review System and mobile device data and revision levels.
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Adjust Storage and Program memory settings.
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Assign a device name and device descriptor.
Factory Default Settings
General
No user interaction
Memory
1/3 storage, 2/3 program memory
Device Name
Unique to equipment type
Device Description LXE_VX3H unique to equipment type
Copyrights
No user interaction
General Tab
System: This screen is presented for information only. The System parameters cannot be changed by the user.
Computer: The processor type is listed. The type cannot be changed by the user. Total computer memory and the
identification of the registered user is listed and cannot be changed by the user.
Memory sizes given do not include memory used up by the operating system. For example, a system with 128 MB may only
report 99 MB memory, since 29 MB is used by the operating system. This is actual DRAM memory, and does not include
internal flash used for storage.
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Memory Tab
Move the slider to allocate more memory for programs or storage. If there isn’t enough space for a file, increase the amount of
storage memory. If the mobile device is running slowly, try increasing the amount of program memory.
Device Name Tab
The device name and description can be changed by the user. Enter the name and description using either the keypad or the
Input Panel and tap OK to save the changes. This information is used to identify the VX3Plus to other computers and devices.
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Copyrights Tab
This screen is presented for information only. The Copyrights information cannot be changed by the user.
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Terminal Server Client Licenses
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Terminal Server Client Licenses
Any licenses stored on the VX3Plus appear in the drop-down list. Select a license and tap the Close button. The license is
available for use immediately.
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Volume and Sounds
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Volume & Sounds
Note:
An application may override the control of the speaker volume. Turning off sounds saves power and
prolongs battery life.
Set volume parameters and assign sound WAV files to CE events using these options.
You can also select / deselect sounds for key clicks and screen taps and whether each is loud or soft.
As the volume scrollbar is moved between Loud and Soft, the VX3Plus emits a tone each time the volume increases or
decreases.
Volume must be enabled when you want to adjust volume settings using keypad keys.
Factory Default Settings
Volume
Events
Enabled
Application
Enabled
Notifications
Disabled
Volume
Middle of Bar
Key click
Disabled
Screen tap
Disabled
Sounds
Scheme
LOUD!
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The volume setting is stored in the registry and is recalled at power on.
Note:
Rejected barcodes generate a bad scan beep. In some cases, the receipt of data from the scanner
triggers a good scan beep from a tethered scanner, and then the rejection of scanned barcode data by
the barcode processing causes a bad scan beep from the mobile device on the same data.
Good Scan and Bad Scan Sounds
Good scan and bad scan sounds are stored in the Windows directory, as SCANGOOD.WAV and SCANBAD.WAV. These are
unprotected WAV files and can be replaced by a WAV file of the user’s choice.
By default a good scan sound on the VX3Plus is a single beep, and a bad scan sound is a double beep.
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WiFi
Start > Settings > Control Panel > WiFi or click the Summit Client Utility icon
Use this option to set parameters and manage profiles for the wireless client pre-loaded on your VX3Plus. See the Summit
Client Utility for more information.
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Chapter 4: Enabler Installation and Configuration
Introduction
This section discusses Honeywell supported features with Wavelink Avalanche Mobile Device Servers. This section is split
into three basic areas:
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Installation
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User Interface
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Enabler Configuration
Installation
To use the Wavelink Avalanche MC System, the following items are required:
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A desktop or laptop PC on which to install the Avalanche MC Console.
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A desktop or laptop PC on which to install the Avalanche Mobile Device Server (this can be the same PC where the
Avalanche MC Console is installed).
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Wavelink Avalanche MC Console 4.2 or later.
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A Wavelink Device License for each client device.
To use Avalanche Remote Control, the follow additional items are required:
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Wavelink Remote Control plug-in, 2.0 or later
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A Wavelink Remote Control License for each client device
Installing the Enabler on Mobile Devices
Supported devices have the Avalanche Enabler installation files loaded, but not installed, on the mobile device when it is
shipped. The installation files are located in the \System folder on Windows devices.
Note:
Important: If the user is NOT using Wavelink Avalanche to manage their mobile device(s), the
Enabler should not be installed on the mobile device(s). Doing so results in unnecessary delays when
booting the device.
The Avalanche Enabler installation file LXE_ENABLER.CAB is loaded on the VX3Plus by Honeywell; however, the device is
not configured to launch the Enabler installation file automatically. The installation application must be run manually the first
time Avalanche is used.
Note:
Older versions of the Enabler may have a device specific name such as LXE_XXX_ENABLER.CAB.
After installation, the Enabler runs as a background application monitoring for updates. This behavior can be modified by
accessing the Avalanche Update Settings panel through the Enabler interface.
This behavior can be modified by accessing the Avalanche Update Settings panel through the Enabler Interface.
The RMU.CE.CAB file is placed on the device during manufacturing in the \System\RMU folder.
During the Enabler installation process, the Enabler checks for the RMU.CE.CAB file in the \System folder.
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If present, it assumes the RMU.CE.CAB file is already installed and continues.
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If the file RMU.CE.CAB file is not present, it looks for the file in the \System\RMU folder.
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If present, the Enabler copies the file to the \System folder and installs it.
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At this point, the OS will automatically install the Remote Management Utility (RMU) after the VX3Plus reboots.
Enabler Uninstall Process
To remove the Avalanche Enabler from the VX3Plus:
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Delete the Avalanche folder located in the \System directory.
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Warm boot the VX3Plus.
The Avalanche folder cannot be deleted while the Enabler is running. See Stop the Enabler Service.
If sharing errors occur while attempting to delete the Avalanche folder, warm boot the VX3Plus, immediately delete the
Avalanche folder, and then perform another warm boot.
Stop the Enabler Service
To stop the Enabler from monitoring for updates from the Mobility Center Console:
1. Open the Enabler Settings Panels by tapping the Enabler icon on the VX3Plus desktop.
2. Select File > Settings.
3. Select the Startup/Shutdown tab.
4. Select the Do not monitor or launch Enabler parameter to prevent automatic monitoring upon startup.
5. Select Stop Monitoring for an immediate shutdown of all Enabler update functionality upon exiting the user interface.
6. Click the OK button to save the changes.
7. Reboot the VX3Plus if necessary.
or
1. Open the Enabler Settings Panels by tapping the Enabler icon on the VX3Plus desktop.
2. Select File > Settings.
3. Select the Preferences tab.
4. Select Do not monitor to prevent automatic monitoring upon Startup.
5. Select Exit Application for an immediate shutdown of all Enabler update functionality upon exiting the user interface.
6. Click the OK button to save the changes.
7. Reboot the VX3Plus if necessary.
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Update Monitoring Overview
There are three methods by which the Enabler on the VX3Plus can communicate with the Mobile Device Server running on the
host machine.
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Wired via a serial cable between the Mobile Device Server PC and the VX3Plus.
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Wired via a USB connection, using ActiveSync, between the Mobile Device Server PC and the VX3Plus.
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Wirelessly via the VX3Plus 2.4GHz radio and an access point
After installing the Enabler on the VX3Plus the Enabler searches for a Mobile Device Server, first by polling all available serial
ports and then over the wireless network.
The Enabler running on the VX3Plus will attempt to access COM1, COM2, and COM3. “Agent not found” will be reported if the
Mobile Device Server is not located or a serial port is not present or available (COM port settings can be verified using the bar
code wedge panels on the VX3Plus).
The wireless connection is made using the default wireless [radio] interface on the mobile device therefore the VX3Plus must
be actively communicating with the network for this method to succeed.
If a Mobile Device Server is found, the Enabler automatically attempts to apply all wireless and network settings from the
active profile. The Enabler also automatically downloads and processes all available packages.
If the Enabler does not automatically detect the Mobile Device Server, the IP address of the Mobile Device Server can be
entered on the Connect tab of the Enabler setup. Please see Enabler Configuration for details.
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Mobile Device Wireless and Network Settings
Once the connection to the Mobile Device Server is established, the VX3Plus Enabler attempts to apply all network and
wireless settings contained in the active profile.
The success of the application of settings is dependent upon the local configuration of control parameters for the Enabler.
These local parameters cannot be overridden from the Avalanche MC Console.
The default Enabler adapter control settings are:
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Manage network settings – enabled
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Use Avalanche network profile – enabled
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Manage wireless settings – disabled
To configure the Avalanche Enabler management of the network and wireless settings:
1. Open the Enabler Settings Panels by tapping the Enabler icon on the desktop.
2. Select File > Settings.
3. Select the Adapters tab.
4. Choose settings for the Use Manual Settings parameter.
5. Choose settings for Manage Network Settings, Manage Wireless Settings and Use Avalanche Network Profile.
6. Click the OK button to save the changes.
7. Reboot the device.
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Preparing a Device for Remote Management
Two additional utilities are necessary for remote management.
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The Remote Management Utility (RMU) must be installed on all mobile devices first – then you can control mobile
device reboot, storage RAM adjustment, real-time updates and Avalanche Enabler properties. If the RMU is not already
installed on the VX3Plus, see Using Wavelink Avalanche to Upgrade System Baseline.
If in doubt, verify RMU.CE.CAB exists in the \System folder. If the RMU.CE.CAB file is present when the Enabler is
installed, the RMU is also installed.
Important: If the OS package includes double-byte Asian fonts, the storage RAM property of the RMU must be higher
than the default value (40MB).
If the amount of storage RAM is too low, the Enabler returns a “Mobile unit out of resources” error.
To determine the minimum value required, inspect the RMU.StorageRAM>=nn parameter in the Criteria field for the OS
package. Generally, this setting should be approximately 40 MB above the amount of RAM in use on the device for a
standard OS and 50MB above the amount of RAM in use for an OS with Asian fonts.
For example, if after installing all the software, the device shows 5MB in use, this setting should be about 45MB for a
standard OS, 55 MB for an Asian font OS.
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Use the Wireless Configuration Application (WCA) when you want to remotely manage the Summit client device.
This utility is downloaded and installed in addition to the Remote Management Utility. The WCA is included when the
Summit radio driver software is updated. The WCA is automatically installed when the radio driver is updated.
If the Remote Management Utility (RMU) is not present on the VX3Plus, see Using Wavelink Avalanche to Upgrade System
Baseline.
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Using Wavelink Avalanche to Upgrade System Baseline
This procedure assumes the Avalanche Enabler is already installed on the VX3Plus and is already in communication with the
Avalanche MC Console.
Part 1 – Bootstrapping the RMU
1. Install the RMUCEbt package into the Avalanche MC Console. Do NOT include the Reboot option as part of the
configuration (i.e. the Reboot button in the “Reboot Options” branch must be unbolded).
2. Enable ONLY the RMUCEbt package in the Avalanche MC Console and update the devices. The RMU is downloaded
and automatically installed.
3. Disable the RMUCEbt package in the Avalanche MC Console.
4. For each device, double-click on the device to open the Client Controls dialog box.
5. Check the Delete Orphaned Packages checkbox and click the Update Now button.
6. After the sync completes, uncheck Delete Orphaned Packages and close the dialog box.
Part 2 – Installing Packages
1. Enable the RMUCE package in the Avalanche MC Console.
2. Enable all remaining packages and send them down. It is important that you include the new OS package in this group
(be sure to include the Enabler). If the radio is to be managed remotely, it is important to include the radio package in this
group so that after the reboot the radio can automatically associate. If the radio package is not sent, the device loses
connection to the network and manual configuration of the radio parameters is required.
3. Set the Reboot setting for the OS package to Auto.
4. After all packages are downloaded (this may take several minutes) the Remote Management Utility (RMU) is launched.
The RMU processes all the downloaded packages. If the radio package was downloaded, the Wireless Configuration
Application (WCA) is launched to process the new radio settings.
5. After the RMU finishes installing all the packages, the device is automatically coldbooted (assuming the Reboot setting
was set to Auto in Step 3).
6. After the Device completes the coldboot, the RMU is autoinstalled by the OS and the previously downloaded packages
are restored. Assuming at least one package has registry settings that were restored, and that package was set to
reboot (either auto or prompt), the RMU then performs an automatic warmboot.
7. After the warmboot, the device is configured.
8. If the device will no longer be monitored by Wavelink Avalanche, you may remove the Enabler to eliminate boot up
delays, if desired. Even if the Enabler is removed, the installed packages and their configurations continue to be
restored with every reboot by the RMU.
Version Information on Mobile Devices
The VersionInfo.EXE file is included in the Remote Management Utility package downloaded to the VX3Plus. It is stored in the
\Program Files\RMU folder. When VersionInfo.EXE is opened, a dialog box is presented to the VX3Plus user displaying:
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Remote Management Utility (RMU) version
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Wireless Configuration Application (WCA) version
VersionInfo displays the version for each utility only after that utility has been executed at least once.
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User Interface
The Enabler can be configured and controlled manually through the user interface on the VX3Plus. This section details the
functionality that can be controlled by the user or system administrator.
Parameters and Screen Displays
Screen displays shown in this section are designed to present the end-user with information graphically.
Placement of information on the screen displays may be split between one or many tabbed panels.
Standard Avalanche Enabler parameters that are not supported by Honeywell may be missing or dimmed (visible but unable to
be edited) on the tabbed panels or screen displays.
Enabler Configuration
Depending on the version of the Enabler running on the VX3Plus, the desktop Enabler icon may look like one of the following:
The available configuration options and tabs may vary by Enabler version. The examples shown in this section assume the
latest version of the Enabler is installed on the VX3Plus.
The Enabler user interface application is launched by clicking either the Enabler icon on the desktop or Taskbar or by
selecting Avalanche Enabler from the Programs menu.
The opening screen presents the VX3Plus user with the connection status and a navigation menu.
Note:
Some parameters and features described in this section may not be available if you are not running
the latest version of the Enabler. Contact your representative for upgrades.
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File Menu Options
The Connect option under the File menu allows the user to initiate a manual connection to the Mobile Device
Connect Server. The connection methods, by default, are wireless and COM connections. Any updates available will be
applied to the VX3Plus immediately upon a successful connection.
Scan
Config
The Scan Configuration feature is not supported. The Scan Config option under the File menu allows the user to
configure Enabler settings using a special bar code that can be created using the Avalanche MC Console utilities.
Refer to the Wavelink Avalanche Mobility Center User Guide for details.
The Settings option under the File menu allows the VX3Plus user to access the control panel to locally configure
the Enabler settings. The Enabler control panel is, by default, password protected.
Settings
The default Settings password is system. The password is not case-sensitive.
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Avalanche Update using File > Settings
Use these menu options to setup the Avalanche Enabler on the VX3Plus. Change the settings and save them by rebooting
before connecting to the network.
Alternatively, the Mobile Device Server can be disabled until needed (refer to the Wavelink Avalanche Mobility Center
User’s Guide for details).
Menu Options
Note:
Your VX3Plus screen display may not be exactly as shown in the following menu options. Contact
your representative for version information and upgrade availability.
Connection
Enter the IP Address or host name of the Mobile Device Server. Set the order in which serial ports or
RF connections are used to check for the presence of the Mobile Device Server.
Server Contact
Setup synchronization, scheduled Mobile Device Server contact, suspend and reboot settings.
Data
Control when data is transferred between the device and the Mobile Device Server.
Preferences
Set options for Enabler startup or shutdown and logging. If the Preferences tab is not present, you
may have an older version of the Enabler with the Startup/Shutdown tab.
Display
Set up the Windows display at startup, on connect and during normal mode. The settings can be
adjusted by the user.
Taskbar
Set options for Taskbar. If the Taskbar tab is not present, you may have an older version of the Enabler with the Startup/Shutdown tab.
Execution
Not available in this release. Use AppLock instead, which is resident on each device.
Scan Config
This option allows the user to configure Enabler settings using a special bar code that is created by
the Avalanche MC Console. Scan Config not currently supported.
Shortcuts
Add, delete and update shortcuts to user-allowable applications.
SaaS
Configure the Enabler to connect with Avalanche on Demand.
Adapters
Enable or disable network and wireless settings. Select an adapter and switch between the Avalanche Network Profile and manual settings.
Status
View the current adapter signal strength and quality, IP address, MAC address, SSID, BSSID and
Link speed. The user cannot edit this information.
Startup/Shutdown
Set options for Enabler program startup or shutdown. Replaced by Preferences and Taskbar tabs in
some versions of Enabler.
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Connection
Avalanche
Enter the IP Address or host name of the Mobile Device Server assigned to the VX3Plus.
Server Address
Check Serial
Connection
Indicates whether the Enabler should first check for serial port connection to the Mobile Device Server
before checking for a wireless connection to the Mobile Device Server.
Disable ActiveDisable ActiveSync connection with the Mobile Device Server.
Sync
Restrict
Adapter Link
Speed
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Default is disabled. Minimum Link Speed dimmed. When enabled, the Enabler only allows a connection to
the server if the detected link speed is greater than or equal to the specified value.
Server Contact
Note:
Your VX3Plus screen display may not be exactly as shown above. Contact your representative for
upgrade availability and version information.
Sync Clock
Reset the time on the VX3Plus based on the time on the Mobile Device Server host PC.
On Startup – Connect to the Mobile Device Server when the Enabler is accessed.
On Resume – Connect to the Mobile Device Server when resuming from Suspend mode.
Contact
On IP Change – Connect to the Mobile Device Server when the IP address of the VX3Plus
changes.
On Ext. Power – Initiate connection to the Mobile Device Server when the device is connected to an
external power source, such as based on a docking event.
Contact Periodically /
Periodic Update
Allows the administrator to configure the Enabler to contact the Mobile Device Server and query for
updates at a regular interval beginning at a specific time.
Wakeup device if suspended
If the time interval for periodic contact with the Mobile Device Server occurs, a mobile device that is
in Suspend Mode can wakeup and process updates.
Reboot before attempt
Reboot mobile device before attempting to contact Mobile Device Server.
Require external power Only connect when the mobile device has external power.
Use relative offset
Dimmed.
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Data
The Data tab controls when data is transferred between the VX3Plus and the Mobile Device Server.
Network
When checked, the LAN/WiFi network is enabled to transfer statistics.
Report
Specifies the Report Interval, how frequently the Enabler reports statistics to the Mobile Device
Server.
Retransmit After
Server Contact
Specifies if the device sends statistics to the Mobile Device Server immediately following a connection to the server.
Restrict Bandwidth to When enabled, periodic updates from the Mobile Device Server are postponed until the VX3Plus has
User Idle Time
been idle for the specified period of time. The default is disabled.
Idle timeout
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Specify the length of time the device must be idle before a periodic update can run, used when the
parameter above is enabled.
Preferences
For best results, use AppLock to manage the taskbar. AppLock is resident on each mobile device.
If the Preferences tab is not present on the Enabler installed on your device, please see the equivalent options on the
Startup/Shutdown tab.
Administration
By default, Keep settings unlocked for 10 minutes is disabled (checkbox is blank).
Application
Behavior of the Enabler when the VX3Plus boots up. The default is Monitor for Updates.
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connect to the Mobile Device Server.
Startup
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Monitor for Updates - Attempt to connect to the Mobile Device Server and process any updates that are
available. Do not launch the Enabler application.
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Launch User Interface - Attempt to connect to the Mobile Device Server and process any updates that are
available. Launch the Enabler application.
Behavior of the monitor when the Enabler is exited. The default is Monitor for Updates.
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available. Do not launch the Enabler application.
Shutdown
l Exit Application - Terminates the monitor (requires successful password entry if a password has been
configured).
Activity Log
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Use this option to control the level of detail recorded in the log file. The default is No Activity Log.
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Log Level
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Critical - Only critical errors written to the log files.
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Error - Communication or configuration problems are written to the log file along with critical
messages.
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Warning - Possible operation problems are written to the log file along with critical and error messages.
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Info - Operational information is written to the log file.
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Debug - The most detailed log file.
Use this option to control the level of detail shown on the main Enabler screen. The default is Basic Output.
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Display Level
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Critical - Critical errors are displayed in addition to those above.
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Error - Communication or configuration problems are displayed in addition to those above.
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Warning - Possible operation problems are displayed in addition to those above.
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Info - Operational information is displayed in addition to those above.
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Debug - The most detailed list is displayed.
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Display
Update Window Display
The user interface for the Enabler can be configured to dynamically change based on the status of the VX3Plus connection
with the Mobile Device Server.
At startup
Default is Half Screen. Options are Half screen, Hidden or Full screen.
On connect
Default is As Is. Options are As is, Half screen, or Full screen.
Normal
Default is As Is. Options are Half screen, Hidden or As Is.
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Taskbar
For best results, use AppLock to manage the taskbar. AppLock is resident on each mobile device.
If the Taskbar tab is not present on the Enabler installed on your device, please see the equivalent options on the
Startup/Shutdown tab.
The Display State options control the appearance of the taskbar while using the Enabler interface.
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Normal - taskbar is visible, taskbar icons function normally.
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Hidden - taskbar is not displayed
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Locked - taskbar is visible, but most icons are hidden or for information only.
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Execution
Note the dimmed options on this VX3Plus panel. This menu option is designed to manage downloaded applications for
automatic execution upon startup.
Auto-Execute Selec- An application that has been installed with the Avalanche Management system can be run autotion
matically following each boot.
Select AutoExecute App
The drop-down box provides a list of applications that have been installed with the Avalanche Management System.
Delay before
execution
Time delay before launching Auto-Execute application.
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Scan Config
For best results, use eXpress Config and eXpress Scan for this function. eXpress Scan is included with the updated VX3Plus
enablers.
Scan Config functionality is a standard option of the Wavelink Avalanche MC system but is not currently supported on the
VX3Plus.
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Shortcuts
For best results, use AppLock for this function. AppLock is resident on each mobile device.
Configure shortcuts to other applications on the VX3Plus. Shortcuts are viewed and activated in the Programs panel. This
limits the user’s access to certain applications when the Enabler is controlling the mobile device display.
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SaaS
Use to configure the Enabler to connect with Avalanche on Demand. This is a Software-as-a-Service version of Avalanche.
Using either of the SaaS configuration options below assumes the user has registered with Wavelink.
Disable SaaS
No SaaS connection is used.
Scan Configure
SaaS
Scan bar codes printed from within the Avalanche Console to configure the Enabler for the SaaS connection.
Manually Configure SaaS
Manually enter the SaaS connection information. Enter the server address on the Connection tab and the
customer ID in the Company textbox.
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Adapters
Note:
Review the network settings configuration utilities and the default values before setting All Adapters
to Enable in the Adapters applet.
Manage
Network
Settings
When enabled, the Enabler will control the network settings. This parameter cannot be configured from the Avalanche Mobility Center Console and is enabled by default.
Manage
Wireless
Settings
When enabled, the Enabler will control the wireless settings. This parameter cannot be configured from the Avalanche Mobility Center Console and is disabled by default. For Summit clients, Manage Wireless Settings should
not be checked as configuration packages provide more radio configuration options.
Current
Adapter
Lists all network adapters currently installed on the VX3Plus.
Primary
Adapter
Indicates if the Enabler is to attempt to configure the primary adapter (active only if there are multiple network
adapters).
Icon on
taskbar
Places the Avalanche icon in the Avalanche taskbar that may, optionally, override the standard Windows taskbar.
Use Avalanche
Network
Profile
The Enabler will apply all network settings sent to it by the Mobile Device Server.
Avalanche
Icon
Selecting the Avalanche Icon will access the Avalanche Network Profile tab which will display current network
(varies by
settings.
Enabler
version)
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Use Manual Settings
When enabled, the Enabler will ignore any network or wireless settings coming from the Avalanche MC Console
and use only the network settings on the VX3Plus.
Properties Selecting the Properties icon displays the Manual Settings Properties dialog applet. From here, the user can conIcon
figure Network, DNS and Wireless parameters using the displays shown below:
Note:
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A reboot may be required after enabling or disabling these options.
Network
DNS
Authentication
Wireless
Note:
The Authentication tab may not be present in all versions of the Enabler.
It is not recommend to enable “Manage Wireless Settings” for Summit Client devices.
When you download a profile that is configured to manage network and wireless settings, the Enabler will not apply the manage
network and wireless settings to the adapter unless the global Manage wireless settings and Manage network settings options
are enabled on the Adapters panel (see Figure titled Adapters Options – Network, earlier in this section). Until these options are
enabled, the network and wireless settings are controlled by the third-party software associated with these settings.
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Status
The Status panel displays the current status of the VX3Plus network adapter selected in the drop down box. Note the
availability of the Windows standard Refresh button.
When the Windows Refresh button is tapped, the signal strength, signal quality and link speed are refreshed for the currently
selected adapter. It also searches for new adapters and may cause a slight delay to refresh the contents of the drop-down
menu.
Link speed indicates the speed at which the signal is being sent from the adapter to the VX3Plus. Speed is dependent on signal
strength.
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Startup/Shutdown
For best results, use AppLock to manage the taskbar. AppLock is resident on each mobile device.
If the Startup/Shutdown tab is not present on the Enabler installed on your device, please see the equivalent options on the
Preferences tab and the Taskbar tab.
Do not monitor or launch
Enabler
When the device boots, do not launch the Enabler application and do not attempt to connect to
the Mobile Device Server.
Monitor for updates
Attempt to connect to the Mobile Device Server and process any updates that are available.
Do not launch the Enabler application.
Monitor and launch Enabler
Attempt to connect to the Mobile Device Server and process any updates that are available.
Launch the Enabler application.
Manage Taskbar (Lock or
Hide)
Note the dimmed options. The Enabler can restrict user access to other applications when the
user interface is accessed by either locking or hiding the taskbar.
Program Shutdown (Continue or Stop monitoring)
The system administrator can control whether the Enabler continues to monitor the Mobile
Device Server for updates once the Enabler application is exited.
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Exit
The Exit option is password protected. The default password is leave. The password is not case-sensitive.
Depending on the behavior chosen for the Shutdown parameter, the following screen may be displayed:
Note:
The icon on the screen above may differ based on the version of the Enabler installed on the
VX3Plus.
Change the option if desired. Tap the X button to cancel Exit. Tap the OK button to exit the Avalanche applet.
Using Remote Management
1. Configure the radio to connect to the network running the Mobile Device Server. After the VX3Plus is connected,
proceed to step 2.
2. If it is desired to configure the radio using the Summit package, add the configured package to the Wavelink Avalanche
MC Console and enable it.
3. Verify RMU.CE.CAB exists in the \System\RMU folder.
4. Double click the VX3Plus enabler CAB file in the \System folder.
5. The enabler automatically launches after installation and contacts the Mobile Device Server. The Avalanche MC
Console connected to that Mobile Device Server identifies the remote device and performs a sync. This downloads any
available packages available for the VX3Plus.
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Using eXpress Scan
eXpress Scan Desktop Icon
If the VX3Plus has an eXpress Scan icon on the desktop, eXpress Scan may be used for the initial configuration of the device.
If the eXpress Scan icon is not present on the desktop, install the Enabler. If the icon is still not present, the Enabler must be
updated.
If the eXpress Scan icon is present, follow these steps to configure the VX3Plus to connect with the wireless network and the
Mobile Device Server.
Step 1: Create Bar Codes
Bar codes are created with the eXpress Config utility on the desktop/laptop computer, not the mobile device. Depending on the
bar code length and the number of parameters selected, eXpress Config generates one or more bar codes for device
configuration. The bar codes contain configuration parameters for the wireless client in the mobile device and may also specify
the address of the Mobile Device Server.
Bar codes should be printed at a minimum of 600 dpi.
Please see Using Wavelink Avalanche for details on creating barcodes.
Step 2: Scan Bar Codes
For each mobile device to be configured, please follow these instructions.
Start eXpress Scan on the VX3Plus by double clicking the eXpress Scan icon.
Enter the bar code password, if any.
Click Start.
Bar code 1 must be scanned first. The scanned data is displayed in the “Data” text box. The password, if any, entered above is
compared to the password entered when the bar codes were created.
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If the passwords match, the bar code data is processed and the screen is updated to reflect the number of bar codes included
in the set.
If the passwords do not match, an error message is displayed. The current screen can be closed using the X box in the upper
right corner. The password can be re-entered and Bar Code 1 scanned again.
The remaining bar codes may be scanned in any order. After a bar code is scanned, that bar code is removed from the
“Remaining:” list and placed in the “Scanned:” list.
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Step 3: Process Completion
After the last bar code is scanned, the settings are automatically applied.
Once configured, the VX3Plus is warmbooted. Once connected to the wireless network and the Mobile Device Server, any
software updates and additional configuration data are downloaded.
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Chapter 5: Wireless Network Configuration
The Summit client device is either an 802.11g radio, capable of both 802.11b and 802.11g data rates or an 802.11a radio,
capable of 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g data rates. The radio can be configured for no encryption, WEP encryption or WPA
security.
Security Options Supported are
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None
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WEP
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LEAP
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WPA-PSK
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WPA/LEAP
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PEAP-MSCHAP
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PEAP-GTC
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EAP-TLS
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EAP-FAST
Important Notes
It is important that all dates are correct on the VX3Plus and host computers when using any type of certificate.
Certificates are date sensitive and if the date is not correct authentication will fail.
It may be necessary to upgrade radio software in order to use certain Summit Client Utility (SCU) features.
Contact your representative for details.
When using the 802.11a radio, the U-NII 1 band is the preferred band for indoor operation. For regulatory
domains in which the U-NII 3 band is allowed, the following channels are supported: 149, 157 and 161. The AP
must be configured accordingly.
Summit Client Utility
Note:
When making changes to profile or global parameters, the device should be warmbooted afterwards.
Start > Programs > Summit > SCU or
SCU Icon on Desktop or
Summit Tray Icon (if present) or
Wi-FI Icon in the Windows Control Panel (if present)
The Main Tab provides information, admin login and active profile selection.
Profile specific parameters are found on the Profile Tab. The parameters on this tab can be set to unique values for each profile.
This tab was labeled Config in early versions of the SCU.
The Status Tab contains information on the current connection.
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The Diags Tab provides utilities to troubleshoot the radio.
Global parameters are found on the Global Tab. The values for these parameters apply to all profiles. This tab was labeled
Global Settings in early versions of the SCU.
Help
Help is available by clicking the ? icon in the title bar on most SCU screens.
The SCU help may also be accessed by selecting Start > Help and tapping the Summit Client Utility link. The SCU does not
have to be accessed to view the help information using this option.
Summit Tray Icon
The Summit tray icon provides access to the SCU and is a visual indicator of radio status.
The Summit tray icon is displayed when:
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The Summit radio is installed and active
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The Windows Zero Config utility is not active
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The Tray Icon setting is On
Click the icon to launch the SCU. Use the tray icon to view the radio status:
The radio is not currently associated or authenticated to an Access Point
The signal strength for the currently associated/authenticated Access Point is less than -90 dBm
The signal strength for the currently associated/authenticated Access Point is -71 dBm to -90 dBm
The signal strength for the currently associated/authenticated Access Point is -51 dBm to -70 dBm
The signal strength for the currently associated/authenticated Access Point is greater than -50 dBm
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Wireless Zero Config Utility and the Summit Radio
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The WZC utility has an icon in the toolbar that looks like networked computers with a red X through them, indicating that
Wireless Zero Config application is enabled but the connection is inactive at this time (the device is not connected to a
network). The WZC icon may not be visible until control is passed to the WZC utility as described below.
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You can use either the Wireless Zero Configuration Utility or the Summit Client Utility to connect to your network. As
the Wireless Zero Configuration Utility cannot control the complete set of security features of the radio, it is
recommended to use the Summit Client Utility to connect to your network.
How To: Use the Wireless Zero Config Utility
1. Select ThirdPartyConfig in the Active Profile drop down list as the active profile (see Main Tab).
2. Warmboot the device.
The Summit Client Utility passes control to Wireless Zero Config and the WZC Wireless Information control panel. Using the
options in the Wireless Zero Config panels, setup radio and security settings. There may be a slight delay before the Wireless
Zero Config icon indicates the status of the connection.
How to: Switch Control to SCU
1. To switch back to SCU control, select any other profile in the SCU Active Config drop down list, except
ThirdPartyConfig.
2. Warmboot the device.
Radio control is passed to the SCU.
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Main Tab
Start > Programs > Summit > Main tab
Factory Default Settings
Admin Login
SUMMIT
Radio
Enabled
Active Config/Profile
Default
Regulatory Domain
FCC or ETSI
The Main tab displays information about the wireless client device including:
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SCU (Summit Client Utility) version
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Driver version
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Radio Type (BG is an 802.11 b/g radio, ABG is an 802.11 a/b/g radio).
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Regulatory Domain
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Copyright Information can be accessed by tapping the About SCU button
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Active Config profile / Active Profile name
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Status of the client (Down, Associated, Authenticated, etc.).
The Active Profile can be switched without logging in to Admin mode. Selecting a different profile from the drop down list does
not require logging in to Administrator mode. The profile must already exist. Perform a Suspend/Resume function when
changing profiles. Profiles can be created or edited after the Admin login password has been entered and accepted.
When the profile named “ThirdPartyConfig” is chosen as the active profile, the Summit Client Utility passes control to
Windows Zero Config for configuration of all client and security settings for the network module.
The Disable Radio button can be used to disable the network card. Once disabled, the button label changes to Enable Radio.
By default the radio is enabled.
The Admin Login button provides access to editing wireless parameters. Profile and Global may only be edited after entering
the Admin Login password.
The password is case-sensitive.
Once logged in, the button label changes to Admin Logout. To logout, either tap the Admin Logout button or exit the SCU
without tapping the Admin Logout button.
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Auto Profile
Auto Profile allows the user to configure a list of profiles that the SCU can search when a radio connection is lost. After using
the Profile tab to create any desired profiles, return to the Main tab. To specify which profiles are to be included in Auto Profile,
click the List button.
The Auto Profile selection screen displays all currently configured profiles. Click on the checkbox for any profiles that are to be
included in Auto Profile selection then click ok to save.
To enable Auto Profile, click the On button on the Main tab.
When Auto Profile is On, if the radio goes out of range from the currently selected profile, the radio then begins to attempt to
connect to the profiles listed under Auto Profile.
The search continues until:
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the SCU connects to and, if necessary, authenticates with, one of the specified profiles or
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the Off button is clicked to turn off Auto Profile.
Note:
Do not include any profiles with an Ad Hoc Radio Mode in this listing.
Admin Login
To login to Administrator mode, tap the Admin Login button.
Once logged in, the button label changes to Admin Logout. The admin is automatically logged out when the SCU is exited. The
Admin can either tap the Admin Logout button, or the OK button to logout. The Administrator remains logged in when the
SCU is not closed and a Suspend/Resume function is performed.
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Enter the Admin password (the default password is SUMMIT and is case sensitive) and tap OK. If the password is incorrect,
an error message is displayed.
The Administrator default password can be changed on the Global tab.
The end-user can:
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Turn the radio on or off on the Main tab.
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Select an active Profile on the Main tab.
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View the current parameter settings for the profiles on the Profile tab.
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View the global parameter settings on the Global tab.
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View the current connection details on the Status tab.
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View radio status, software versions and regulatory domain on the Main tab.
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Access additional troubleshooting features on the Diags tab.
After Admin Login, the end-user can also:
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Create, edit, rename and delete profiles on the Profile tab.
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Edit global parameters on the Global tab.
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Enable/disable the Summit tray icon in the taskbar.
Profile Tab
Start > Programs > Summit > Profile tab
Note:
Tap the Commit button to save changes before leaving this panel or the SCU. If the panel is exited
before tapping the Commit button, changes are not saved!
Factory Default Settings
Profile
Default
SSID
Blank
Client Name
Blank
Power Save
CAM
Tx Power
Maximum
Bit Rate
Auto
Radio Mode
See Profile Parameters for default
Auth Type
Open
EAP Type
None
Encryption
None
When logged in as an Admin (see Admin Login), use the Profile tab to manage profiles. When not logged in as an Admin, the
parameters can be viewed, and cannot be changed. The buttons on this tab are dimmed if the user is not logged in as Admin.
The Profile tab was previously labeled Config.
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Buttons
Button
Function
Commit
Saves the profile settings made on this screen. Settings are saved in the profile.
Credentials
Allows entry of a username and password, certificate names, and other information required to authenticate with
the access point. The information required depends on the EAP type.
Delete
Deletes the profile. The current active profile cannot be deleted and an error message is displayed if a delete is
attempted.
New
Creates a new profile with the default settings (see Profile Parameters) and prompts for a unique name. If the
name is not unique, an error message is displayed and the new profile is not created.
Rename
Assigns a new, unique name. If the new name is not unique, an error message is displayed and the profile is not
renamed.
Opens a window that lists access points that are broadcasting their SSIDs. Tap the Refresh button to view an
updated list of APs. Each AP’s SSID, its received signal strength indication (RSSI) and whether or not data
encryption is in use (true or false). Sort the list by tapping on the column headers.
If the scan finds more than one AP with the same SSID, the list displays the AP with the strongest RSSI and the
least security.
Scan
If you are logged in as an Admin, tap an SSID in the list and tap the Configure button, you return to the Profile
window to recreate a profile for that SSID, with the profile name being the same as the SSID (or the SSID with a
suffix such as “_1” if a profile with the SSID as its name exists already).
WEP Keys
/ PSK
Allows entry of WEP keys or pass phrase as required by the type of encryption.
Keys
Note:
Unsaved Changes – The SCU will display a reminder if the Commit button is not clicked before an
attempt is made to close or browse away from this tab.
Important – The settings for Auth Type, EAP Type and Encryption depend on the security type chosen.
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Profile Parameters
Parameter
Default
Explanation
Edit Profile Default
A string of 1 to 32 alphanumeric characters, establishes the name of the Profile.
Options are Default or ThirdPartyConfig.
SSID
Blank
A string of up to 32 alphanumeric characters. Establishes the Service Set Identifier (SSID) of the
WLAN to which the client connects.
Client
Name
Blank
A string of up to 16 characters. The client name is assigned to the network card and the device using
the network card. The client name may be passed to networking wireless devices, e.g. Access
Points.
Power
Save
CAM
Power save mode.
Options are: Constantly Awake Mode (CAM) power save off, Maximum (power saving mode) and
Fast (power saving mode). When using power management, use FAST for best throughput results.
Tx Power
Maximum setting regulates Tx power according to the Max power setting for the current regulatory
Maximum domain.
Options are: Maximum, 50mW, 30mW, 20mW, 10mW, 5mW, or 1mW.
Bit Rate
Auto
Setting the rate to Auto will allow the Access Point to automatically negotiate the bit rate with the
client device.
Options are: Auto, 1 Mbit, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 or 54 Mbit.
Auth Type Open
802.11 authentication type used when associating with the Access Point.
Options are: Open, LEAP, or Shared key.
EAP Type None
Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) type used for 802.1x authentication to the Access Point.
Options are: None, LEAP, EAP-FAST, PEAP-MSCHAP, PEAP-GTC, PEAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, or
EAP-TLS.
EAP Type chosen determines whether the Credentials button is active and also determines the available entries in the Credentials pop-up window.
Encryption None
Type of encryption to be used to protect transmitted data. Available options may vary by SCU version.
Options are: None, WEP(or Manual WEP), WEP EAP (or Auto WEP), WPA PSK, WPA TKIP, WPA
CCKM, WPA2 PSK, WPA2 AES, or WPA2 CCKM. CKIP is not supported in the VX3Plus.
The Encryption type chosen determines if the WEP Keys / PSK Keys button is active and also determines the available entries in the WEP or PSK pop-up window.
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Parameter
Radio
Mode
Default
Explanation
Specify 802.11a, 802.11b and/or 802.11g rates when communicating with the AP. The options displayed for this parameter depend on the type of radio (802.11b/g or 802.11a/b/g)installed in the
mobile device.
Options:
B rates only (1, 2, 5.5 and 11 Mbps)
BG Rates Full (All B and G rates)
G rates only (6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 and 54 Mbps)
BG optimized or BG subset (1, 2, 5.5, 6, 11, 24, 36 and 54 Mbps)
A rates only (6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 and 54 Mbps)
ABG Rates Full (All A rates and all B and G rates with A rates preferred)
BGA Rates Full (All B and G rates and all A rates with B and G rates preferred)
Ad Hoc (when connecting to another client device instead of an AP)
Default:
BG Rates Full (for 802.11b/g radios)
BGA Rates Full (for 802.11a/b/g radio)
BG radio only – Previous SCU versions may have the default set as BG Rates Full. Depending on
the SCU version, either BG Optimized or BG subset is the default.
BG radio:
It is important the Radio Mode parameter correspond to the AP to which the device is to connect.
BG Rates
For example, if this parameter is set to G rates only, the VX3Plus may only connect to APs set for G
Full
rates and not those set for B and G rates.
Or
The options for the Radio Mode parameter should be set, based on the antenna configuration, as folA radio:
lows:
BGA
Rates
Full
Contact your representative if you have questions about the antenna(s) installed on your VX3Plus.
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Status Tab
Start > Programs > Summit > Status tab
This screen provides information on the radio:
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The profile being used.
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The status of the radio card (down, associated, authenticated, etc.).
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Client information including device name, IP address and MAC address.
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Information about the Access Point (AP) maintaining the connection to the network including AP name, IP address and
MAC address.
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Channel currently being used for wireless traffic.
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Bit rate in Mbit.
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Current transmit power in mW.
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Beacon period – the time between AP beacons in kilomicroseconds. (one kilomicrosecond = 1,024 microseconds).
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DTIM interval – A multiple of the beacon period that specifies how often the beacon contains a delivery traffic indication
message (DTIM). The DTIM tells power saving devices a packet is waiting for them. For example, if DTIM = 3, then
every third beacon contains a DTIM.
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Signal strength (RSSI) displayed in dBm and graphically.
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Signal quality, a measure of the clarity of the signal displayed in percentage and graphically.
There are no user entries on this screen.
Note:
After completing radio configuration, it is a good idea to review this screen to verify the radio has
associated (no encryption, WEP) or authenticated (LEAP, any WPA), as indicated above.
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Diags Tab
Start > Programs > Summit > Diags tab
The Diags screen can be used for troubleshooting network traffic and radio connectivity issues.
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(Re)connect – Use this button to apply (or reapply) the current profile and attempt to associate or authenticate to the
wireless LAN. All activity is logged in the Diagnostic Output box on the lower part of the screen.
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Release/Renew – Obtain a new IP address through release and renew. All activity is logged in the Diagnostic Output
box. If a fixed IP address has been assigned to the radio, this is also noted in the Diagnostic Output box. Note that the
current IP address is displayed above this button.
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Start Ping – Start a continuous ping to the IP address specified in the text box to the right of this button. Once the
button is clicked, the ping begins and the button label changes to Stop Ping. Clicking the button ends the ping. The ping
also ends when any other button on this screen is clicked or the user browses away from the Diags tab. The results of
the ping are displayed in the Diagnostic Output box.
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Diagnostics – Also attempts to (re)connect to the wireless LAN. However, this option provides more data in the
Diagnostic Output box than the (Re)connect option. This data dump includes radio state, profile settings, global
settings, and a list of broadcast SSID APs.
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Save To… – Use this to save the results of the diagnostics to a text file. Use the explorer window to specify the name
and location for the diagnostic file. The text file can viewed using an application such as WordPad.
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Global Tab
Start > Programs > Summit > Global tab
The parameters on this panel can only be changed when an Admin is logged in with a password. The current values for the
parameters can be viewed by the general user without requiring a password.
Note:
Tap the Commit button to save changes. If the panel is exited before tapping the Commit button,
changes are not saved!
Factory Default Settings
Roam Trigger
-65 dBm
Roam Delta
5 dBm
Roam Period
BG: 10 sec.
A: 5 sec.
BG Channel Set
Full
DFS Channels
Off
Ad Hoc Channel
1
Aggressive Scan
On
CCX Features
BG: Off
A: Optimized
WMM
Off
Auth Server
Type 1
TTLS Inner Method
Auto-EAP
PMK Caching
Standard
WAPI
Off (dimmed)
TX Diversity
BG: On
A: Main Only
RX Diversity
BG: On-Start on Main
A: Main Only
Frag Threshold
2346
RTS Threshold
2347
LED
Off
Tray Icon
On
Hide Passwords
On
Admin Password
SUMMIT (or blank)
Auth Timeout
8 seconds
Certs Path
System
Ping Payload
32 bytes
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Ping Timeout
5000 ms
Ping Delay ms
1000 ms
Custom Parameter Option
Honeywell does not support the parameter Custom option. The parameter value is displayed as “Custom” when the operating
system registry has been edited to set the Summit parameter to a value that is not available from the parameter’s drop down
list. Selecting Custom from the drop down list has no effect. Selecting any other value from the drop down list will overwrite the
“custom” value in the registry.
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Global Parameters
Parameter
Default
Function
-65 dBm
If signal strength is less than this trigger value, the client looks for a different
Access Point with a stronger signal.
Options are: -50 dBm, -55, -60, -65, -70, -75, -80, -85, -90 dBm or Custom.
Available options may vary by SCU revision.
5 dBm
The amount by which a different Access Point signal strength must exceed
the current Access Point signal strength before roaming to the different
Access Point is attempted.
Options are: 5 dBm, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 dBm or Custom. Roam delta dBm
may vary by SCU revision.
BG: 10 sec.
A: 5 sec.
The amount of time, after association or a roam scan with no roam, that the
radio collects Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI) scan data before a
roaming decision is made.
Options are: 5 sec, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 seconds or Custom.
BG Channel Set
Full
Defines the 2.4GHz channels to be scanned for an AP when the radio is contemplating roaming. By specifying the channels to search, roaming time may
be reduced over scanning all channels.
Options are:
Full (all channels)
1,6,11 (the most commonly used channels)
1,7,13 (for ETSI and TELEC radios only)
Custom.
DFS Channels
Off
Support for 5GHZ 802.11a channels where support for DFS is required.
Options are: On, Off, Optimized.
Not supported (always off) in some releases.
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Use this parameter when the Radio Mode profile parameter is set to Ad Hoc.
Specifies the channel to be used for an Ad Hoc connection to another client
device. If a channel is selected that is not supported by the by the radio, the
default value is used.
Options are:
1 through 14 (the 2.4GHz channels)
36, 40, 44, 48 (the UNII-1 channels)
On
When set to On and the current connection to an AP weakens, the radio
aggressively scans for available APs.
Aggressive scanning works with standard scanning (set through Roam
Trigger, Roam Delta and Roam Period). Aggressive scanning should be set
to On unless there is significant co-channel interference due to overlapping
APs on the same channel.
Options are: On, Off
Roam Trigger
Roam Delta
Roam Period
Ad Hoc Channel
Aggressive Scan
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Parameter
Default
Function
CCX or CCX Features
BG: Off
A: Optimized
Use of Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX) radio management and AP specified maximum transmit power features.
Options are:
Full - Use Cisco IE and CCX version number, support all CCX
features. The option known as "On" in previous versions.
Optimized –Use Cisco IE and CCX version number, support
all CCX features except AP assisted roaming, AP specified
maximum transmit power and radio management.
Off - Do not use Cisco IE and CCX version number.
Cisco IE = Cisco Information Element.
WMM
Off
Use of Wi-Fi Multimedia extensions.
Options are: On, Off Devices running Windows XP can change the default
value. Devices running all other OS cannot change the default value.
Auth Server
Type 1
Specifies the type of authentication server.
Options are: Type 1 (ACS server) and Type 2 (non-ACS server)
Auto-EAP
Authentication method used within the secure tunnel created by EAP-TTLS.
Options are:
AUTO-EAP (Any available EAP method)
MSCHAPV2
MSCHAP
PAP
CHAP
EAP-MSCHAPV2
PMK Caching
Standard
Type of Pairwise Master Key (PMK) caching to use when WPA2 is in use.
PMK caching is designed to speed up roaming between APs by allowing the
client and the AP to cache the results of 802.1X authentications, eliminating
the need to communicate with the ACS server. Standard PMK is used when
there are no controllers. The reauthentication information is cached on the
original AP. The client and the AP use the cached information to perform the
four-way handshake to exchange keys. Opportunistic PMK (OPMK) is used
when there are controllers. The reauthentication information cached on the
controllers. The client and the controller behind the AP use the cached information to perform the four-way handshake to exchange keys.
If the selected PMK caching method is not supported by the network infrastructure, every roam requires full 802.11X authentication, including interaction with the ACS server.
If the active profile is using WPA2 CCKM, the global PMK Caching setting is
ignored and the client attempts to use CCKM.
Options are: Standard, OPMK
This change does not take effect until after a Suspend/Resume cycle.
WAPI
Off
Default is Off and dimmed (cannot be changed).
TTLS Inner Method
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Parameter
Default
Function
How to handle antenna diversity when transmitting packets to the Access
Point.
Options are:
Main only (use the main antenna only)
Aux only (use the auxiliary antenna only)
On (use diversity or both antennas).
The options for the TX Diversity parameter should be set, based on the
antenna configuration, as follows:
TX Diversity
BG: On
A: Main Only
Contact your representative if you have questions about the antenna(s)
installed on your VX3Plus.
How to handle antenna diversity when receiving packets from the Access
Point.
Options are:
Main Only (use the main antenna only)
Aux Only (use the auxiliary antenna only)
On-start on Main (on startup, use the main antenna)
On-start on Aux (on startup, use the auxiliary antenna).
The options for the RX Diversity parameter should be set, based on the
antenna configuration, as follows:
RX Diversity
BG: On-Start on
Main
A: Main Only
Contact your representative if you have questions about the antenna(s)
installed on your VX3Plus.
Frag Thresh
2346
If the packet size (in bytes) exceeds the specified number of bytes set in the
fragment threshold, the packet is fragmented (sent as several pieces instead
of as one block). Use a low setting in areas where communication is poor or
where there is a great deal of wireless interference.
Options are: Any number between 256 bytes and 2346 bytes.
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Parameter
Default
Function
RTS Thresh
2347
If the packet size exceeds the specified number of bytes set in the Request
to Send (RTS) threshold, an RTS is sent before sending the packet. A low
RTS threshold setting can be useful in areas where many client devices are
associating with the Access Point.
Options are: Any number between 0 and 2347.
LED
Off
The LED on the wireless card is not visible to the user when the wireless
card is installed in a sealed mobile device.
Options are: On, Off.
Tray Icon
On
Determines if the Summit icon is displayed in the System tray.
Options are: On, Off
On
When On, the Summit Config Utility masks passwords (characters on the
screen are displayed as an *) as they are typed and when they are viewed.
When Off, password characters are not masked.
Options are: On, Off.
SUMMIT(or
Blank)
A string of up to 64 alphanumeric characters that must be entered when the
Admin Login button is tapped. If Hide Password is On, the password is
masked when typed in the Admin Password Entry dialog box. The password
is case sensitive. This value is masked when the Admin is logged out.
Options are: none.
8 seconds
Specifies the number of seconds the Summit software waits for an EAP
authentication request to succeed or fail.
If the authentication credentials are stored in the active profile and the authentication times out, the association fails. No error message or prompting for
corrected credentials is displayed.
If the authentication credentials are not stored in the active profile and the
authentication times out, the user is again prompted to enter the credentials.
Options are: An integer from 3 to 60.
Certs Path
System
A valid directory path, of up to 64 characters, where WPA Certificate Authority and User Certificates are stored on the mobile device when not using the
Windows certificates store. Ensure the Windows folder path currently exists
before assigning the path in this parameter. See Certificates for instructions
on obtaining CA and User Certificates.
Options are: none.
For example, when the valid certificate is stored as My Computer/System/MYCERTIFICATE.CER, enter System in the Certs Path text
box as the Windows folder path.
Ping Payload
32 bytes
Maximum amount of data to be transmitted on a ping.
Options are: 32 bytes, 64, 128, 256, 512, or 1024 bytes.
Ping Timeout ms
5000
The amount of time, in milliseconds, that a device will be continuously
pinged. The Stop Ping button can be tapped to end the ping process ahead of
the ping timeout.
Options are: Any number between 0 and 30000 ms.
Ping Delay ms
1000
The amount of time, in milliseconds, between each ping after a Start Ping button tap.
Options are: Any number between 0 and 30000 ms.
Hide Password
Admin Password
Auth Timeout
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Note:
Tap the Commit button to save changes. If this panel is closed before tapping the Commit button,
changes are not saved!
Sign-On vs. Stored Credentials
When using wireless security that requires a user name and password to be entered, the Summit Client Utility offers these
choices:
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The Username and Password may be entered on the Credentials screen. If this method is selected, anyone using the
device can access the network.
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The Username and Password are left blank on the Credentials screen. When the device attempts to connect to the
network, a sign on screen is displayed. The user must enter the Username and Password at that time to authenticate.
How to: Use Stored Credentials
1. After completing the other entries in the profile, click on the Credentials button.
2. Enter the Username and Password on the Credentials screen and click the OK button.
3. Click the Commit button.
4. For LEAP and WPA/LEAP, configuration is complete.
5. For PEAP-MSCHAP and PEAP-GTC, importing the CA certificate into the Windows certificate store is optional.
6. For EAP-TLS, import the CA certificate into the Windows certificate store. Also import the User Certificate into the
Windows certificate store.
7. Access the Credentials screen again. Make sure the Validate server and Use MS store checkboxes are checked.
8. The default is to use the entire certificate store for the CA certificate. Alternatively, use the Browse button next to the
CA Cert (CA Certificate Filename) on the Credentials screen to select an individual certificate.
9. For EAP-TLS, also enter the User Cert (User Certificate filename) on the credentials screen by using the Browse
button.
10. If using EAP FAST and manual PAC provisioning, input the PAC filename and password..
11. Click the OK button then the Commit button.
12. If changes are made to the stored credentials, click Commit to save those changes before making any additional
changes to the profile or global parameters.
13. Verify the device is authenticated by reviewing the Status tab. When the device is property configured, the Status tab
indicates the device is Authenticated and the method used.
Note:
See Configuring the Profile for more details.
Note:
If invalid credentials are entered into the stored credentials, the authentication will fail. No error
message is displayed. The user may or may not be prompted to enter valid credentials.
How to: Use Sign On Screen
1. After completing the other entries in the profile, click on the Credentials button. Leave the Username and Password
blank. No entries are necessary on the Credentials screen for LEAP or LEAP/WPA.
2. For PEAP-MSCHAP and PEAP-GTC, importing the CA certificate into the Windows certificate store is optional.
3. For EAP-TLS, import the CA certificate into the Windows certificate store. Also import the User Certificate into the
Windows certificate store.
4. Access the Credentials screen again. Make sure the Validate server and Use MS store checkboxes are checked.
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5. The default is to use the entire certificate store for the CA certificate. Alternatively, use the Browse button next to the
CA Cert (CA Certificate Filename) on the Credentials screen to select an individual certificate.
6. For EAP-TLS, also enter the User Cert (User Certificate filename) on the credentials screen by using the Browse
button.
7. Click the OK button then the Commit button.
8. When the device attempts to connect to the network, a sign-on screen is displayed.
9. Enter the Username and Password. Click the OK button.
10. Verify the device is authenticated by reviewing the Status tab. When the device is property configured, the Status Tab
indicates the device is Authenticated and the method used.
11. The sign-on screen is displayed after a reboot.
Note:
See Configuring the Profile for more details.
If a user enters invalid credentials and clicks OK, the device associates but does not authenticate. The user is again prompted
to enter credentials.
If the user clicks the Cancel button, the device does not associate. The user is not prompted again for credentials until:
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the device is rebooted,
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the radio is disabled then enabled,
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the Reconnect button on the Diags Tab is clicked or
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the profile is modified and the Commit button is clicked.
Windows Certificate Store vs. Certs Path
Note:
It is important that all dates are correct on the VX3Plus and host computers when using any type of
certificate. Certificates are date sensitive and if the date is not correct authentication will fail.
User Certificates
EAP-TLS authentication requires a user certificate. The user certificate must be stored in the Windows certificate store.
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To generate the user certificate, see Generating a User Certificate.
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To import the user certificate into the Windows certificate store, see Installing a User Certificate.
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A Root CA certificate is also needed. Refer to the section below.
Root CA Certificates
Root CA certificates are required for EAP/TLS, PEAP/GTC and PEAP/MSCHAP. Two options are offered for storing these
certificates. They may be imported into the Windows certificate store or copied into the Certs Path directory.
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How To: Use the Certs Path
1. See Generating a Root CA Certificate and follow the instructions to download the Root Certificate to a PC.
2. Copy the certificate to specified directory on the mobile device. The default location for Certs Path is \System. A
different location may be specified by using the Certs Path global variable. Please note the location chosen for
certificate storage should persist after a reboot.
3. When completing the Credentials screen for the desired authentication, do not check the Use MS store checkbox after
checking the Validate server checkbox.
4. Enter the certificate name in the CA Cert textbox.
5. Click OK to exit the Credentials screen and then Commit to save the profile changes.
How To: Use Windows Certificate Store
1. See Generating a Root CA Certificate and follow the instructions to download the Root Certificate to a PC.
2. To import the certificate into the Windows store, See Installing a Root CA Certificate.
3. When completing the Credentials screen for the desired authentication, be sure to check the Use MS store checkbox
after checking the Validate server checkbox.
4. The default is to use all certificates in the store. If this is OK, skip to the last step.
5. Otherwise, to select a specific certificate click on the Browse (…) button.
6. Uncheck the Use full trusted store checkbox.
7. Select the desired certificate and click the Select button to return the selected certificate to the CA Cert textbox.
8. Click OK to exit the Credentials screen and then Commit to save the profile changes.
Configuring the Profile
Use the instructions in this section to complete the entries on the Profile tab according to the type of wireless security used by
your network. The instructions that follow are the minimum required to successfully connect to a network. Your system may
require more parameters than are listed in these instructions. Please see your system administrator for complete information
about your network and its wireless security requirements.
To begin the configuration process:
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On the Main Tab, click the Admin Login button and enter the password.
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If using a single profile, edit the default profile with the parameters for your network. Select the Default profile from the
pull down menu.
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Make any desired parameter changes as described in the applicable following section determined by network security
type and click the Commit button to save the changes.
IMPORTANT – Remember to click the Commit button after making changes to ensure the changes are saved. Many versions
of the SCU display a reminder if the Commit button is not clicked before an attempt is made to close or browse away from the
tab in focus if there are unsaved changes.
If changes are made to the stored credentials, click Commit to save those changes first before making any additional changes.
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No Security
To connect to a wireless network with no security, make sure the following profile options are used.
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Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile
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Set EAP Type to None
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Set Encryption to None
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Set Auth Type to Open
Once configured, click the Commit button.
Ensure the correct Active Profile is selected on the Main tab and warmboot. The SCU Main tab shows the device is associated
after the radio connects to the network.
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WEP
To connect using WEP, make sure the following profile options are used.
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Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile
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Set EAP Type to None
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Set Encryption to WEP or Manual WEP (depending on SCU version)
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Set Auth Type to Open
Click the WEP keys/PSKs button.
Valid keys are 10 hexadecimal or 5 ASCII characters (for 40-bit encryption) or 26 hexadecimal or 13 ASCII characters (for 128bit encryption). Enter the key(s) and click OK.
Once configured, click the Commit button.
Ensure the correct Active Profile is selected on the Main tab and warmboot. The SCU Main tab shows the device is associated
after the radio connects to the network.
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LEAP
To use LEAP (without WPA), make sure the following profile options are used.
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Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile
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Set EAP Type to LEAP
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Set Encryption to WEP EAP or Auto WEP (depending on SCU version)
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Set Auth Type as follows:
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If the Cisco/CCX certified AP is configured for open authentication, set the Auth Type radio parameter to
Open.
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If the AP is configured to use shared key or passphrase, set the Auth Type radio parameter to Shared.
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If the AP is configured for network EAP only, set the Auth Type radio parameter to LEAP.
See Sign-On vs. Stored Credentials for information on entering credentials.
To use Stored Credentials, click on the Credentials button. No entries are necessary for Sign-On Credentials as the user will
be prompted for the Username and Password when connecting to the network.
Enter the Domain\Username (if the Domain is required), otherwise enter the Username.
Enter the password. Click OK then click Commit.
Ensure the correct Active Profile is selected on the Main tab and warmboot. The SCU Main tab shows the device is associated
after the radio connects to the network.
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PEAP/MSCHAP
To use PEAP/MSCHAP, make sure the following profile options are used.
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Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile
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Set EAP Type to PEAP-MSCHAP
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Set Encryption to WPA TKIP
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Set Auth Type to Open
To use another encryption type, select WPA CCKM, WPA2 AES or WPA2 CCKM for encryption and complete other entries as
detailed in this section.
See Sign-On vs. Stored Credentials for information on entering credentials.
Click the Credentials button.
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No entries except the CA Certificate Filename are necessary for Sign-On Credentials as the user will be prompted for
the User Name and Password when connecting to the network.
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For Stored Credentials, User, Password and the CA Certificate Filename must be entered.
Enter these items as directed below.
Enter the Domain\Username (if the Domain is required), otherwise enter the Username.
Enter the password.
Leave the CA Certificate File Name blank for now.
Click OK then click Commit. Ensure the correct Active profile is selected on the Main Tab.
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See Windows Certificate Store vs. Certs Path for more information on certificate storage.
Once successfully authenticated, import the CA certificate into the Windows certificate store. Return to the Credentials screen
and check the Validate server checkbox.
If using the Windows certificate store:
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Check the Use MS store checkbox. The default is to use the Full Trusted Store.
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To select an individual certificate, click on the Browse button.
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Uncheck the Use full trusted store checkbox.
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Select the desired certificate and click Select. You are returned to the Credentials screen.
If using the Certs Path option:
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Leave the Use MS store box unchecked.
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Enter the certificate filename in the CA Cert textbox.
Click OK then click Commit.
The device should be authenticating the server certificate and using PEAP/MSCHAP for the user authentication.
Ensure the correct Active Profile is selected on the Main tab and warmboot. The SCU Main tab shows the device is associated
after the radio connects to the network.
Note:
The date must be properly set on the device to authenticate a certificate.
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PEAP/GTC
To use PEAP/GTC, make sure the following profile options are used.
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Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile
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Set EAP Type to PEAP-GTC
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Set Encryption to WPA TKIP
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Set Auth Type to Open
To use another encryption type, select WPA CCKM, WPA2 AES or WPA2 CCKM for encryption and complete other entries as
detailed in this section.
See Sign-On vs. Stored Credentials for information on entering credentials.
Click the Credentials button.
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No entries except the CA Certificate Filename are necessary for Sign-On Credentials as the user will be prompted for
the User Name and Password when connecting to the network.
Enter these items as directed below.
Enter the Domain\Username (if the Domain is required), otherwise enter the Username.
Enter the password.
Leave the CA Certificate File Name blank for now.
Click OK then click Commit. Ensure the correct Active Profile is selected on the Main Tab.
See Windows Certificate Store vs. Certs Path for more information on certificate storage.
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Once successfully authenticated, import the CA certificate into the Windows certificate store. Return to the Credentials screen
and check the Validate server checkbox.
Note:
Some servers may be configured to allow only a single use of the password for PEAP/GTC. In this
case, wait for the token to update with a new password before attempting to validate the server. Then
enter the new password, check the Validate Server checkbox and proceed with the certificate
process below.
If using the Windows certificate store:
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Check the Use MS store checkbox. The default is to use the Full Trusted Store.
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To select an individual certificate, click on the Browse button.
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Uncheck the Use full trusted store checkbox.
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Select the desired certificate and click Select. You are returned to the Credentials screen.
If using the Certs Path option:
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Leave the Use MS store box unchecked.
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Enter the certificate filename in the CA Cert textbox.
Click OK then click Commit.
The device should be authenticating the server certificate and using PEAP/GTC for the user authentication.
Ensure the correct Active Profile is selected on the Main tab and warmboot. The SCU Main tab shows the device is associated
after the radio connects to the network.
Note:
The date must be properly set on the device to authenticate a certificate.
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WPA/LEAP
To use WPA/LEAP, make sure the following profile options are used.
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Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile
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Set EAP Type to LEAP
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Set Encryption to WPA TKIP
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Set Auth Type as follows:
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If the Cisco/CCX certified AP is configured for open authentication, set the Auth Type radio parameter to
Open.
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If the AP is configured to use shared key or passphrase, set the Auth Type radio parameter to Shared.
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If the AP is configured for network EAP only, set the Auth Type radio parameter to LEAP.
To use another encryption type, select WPA CCKM, WPA2 AES or WPA2 CCKM for encryption and complete other entries as
detailed in this section.
See Sign-On vs. Stored Credentials for information on entering credentials.
To use Stored Credentials, click on the Credentials button. No entries are necessary for Sign-On Credentials as the user will
be prompted for the Username and Password when connecting to the network.
Enter the Domain\Username (if the Domain is required), otherwise enter the Username.
Enter the password.
Click OK then click the Commit button.
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Ensure the correct Active Profile is selected on the Main tab and warmboot. The SCU Main tab shows the device is associated
after the radio connects to the network.
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EAP-FAST
To use EAP-FAST, make sure the following profile options are used.
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Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile
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Set EAP Type to EAP-FAST
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Set Encryption to WPA TKIP
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Set Auth Type to Open
To use another encryption type, select WPA CCKM, WPA2 AES or WPA2 CCKM for encryption and complete other entries as
detailed in this section.
The SCU supports EAP-FAST with automatic or manual PAC provisioning. With automatic PAC provisioning, the user
credentials, whether entered on the saved credentials screen or the sign on screen, are sent to the RADIUS server. The
RADIUS server must have auto provisioning enabled to send the PAC provisioning credentials to the VX3Plus.
For automatic PAC provisioning, once a username/password is authenticated, the PAC information is stored on the VX3Plus.
The same username/password must be used to authenticate each time. See the note below for more details.
For manual PAC provisioning, the PAC filename and Password must be entered.
See Sign-On vs. Stored Credentials for information on entering credentials.
The entries on the Credentials screen are determined by the type of credentials (stored or sign on) and the type of PAC
provisioning (automatic or manual).
Click on the Credentials button.
To use Stored Credentials, click on the Credentials button. No entries are necessary for Sign-On Credentials with automatic
PAC provisioning as the user will be prompted for the Username and Password when connecting to the network.
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To use Sign-On credentials:
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Do not enter a User and Password as the user will be prompted for the Username and Password when connecting to the
network.
To use Stored Credentials:
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Enter the Domain\Username (if the Domain is required), otherwise enter the Username.
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Enter the password.
To use Automatic PAC Provisioning:
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No additional entries are required.
To use manual PAC Provisioning:
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Enter the PAC Filename and PAC Password.
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The PAC file must be copied to the directory specified in the Certs Path global variable. The PAC file must not be read
only.
Ensure the correct Active Profile is selected on the Main tab and warmboot. The SCU Main tab shows the device is associated
after the radio connects to the network.
Note:
When using Automatic PAC Provisioning, once authenticated, there is a file stored in the \System
directory with the PAC credentials. If the username is changed, that file must be deleted. The
filename is autoP.00.pac.
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EAP-TLS
To use EAP-TLS, make sure the following profile options are used.
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Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile
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Set EAP Type to EAP-TLS
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Set Encryption to WPA TKIP
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Set Auth Type to Open
To use another encryption type, select WPA CCKM, WPA2 AES or WPA2 CCKM for encryption and complete other entries as
detailed in this section.
See Sign-On vs. Stored Credentials for information on entering credentials.
Click the Credentials button.
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No entries except the User Certificate Filename and the CA Certificate Filename are necessary for Sign-On Credentials
as the user will be prompted for the User Name when connecting to the network.
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For Stored Credentials, User Certificate Filename and the CA Certificate Filename must be entered.
Enter these items as directed below.
Enter the Domain\Username (if the Domain is required), otherwise enter the Username.
Select a user certificate from the Windows certificate store. Use the Browse button to locate the User Cert from the certificate
store. Highlight the desired certificate and press the Select button. The name of the certificate is displayed in the User Cert
box.
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Some versions of the SCU require a User Cert password. If this entry field is present, enter the password for the user
certificate in the User Cert pwd box.
If there are no user certificates in the Windows certificate store, follow these instructions to generate and install the user
certificate.
See Windows Certificate Store vs. Certs Path for more information on CA certificate storage.
Check the Validate server checkbox.
If using the Windows certificate store:
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Check the Use MS store checkbox. The default is to use the Full Trusted Store.
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To select an individual certificate, click on the Browse button.
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Uncheck the Use full trusted store checkbox.
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Select the desired certificate and click Select. You are returned to the Credentials screen.
If using the Certs Path option:
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Leave the Use MS store box unchecked.
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Enter the certificate filename in the CA Cert textbox.
Click OK then click Commit.
The VX3Plus should be authenticating the server certificate and using EAP-TLS for the user authentication.
Ensure the correct Active Profile is selected on the Main tab and warmboot. The SCU Main tab shows the device is associated
after the radio connects to the network.
See Certificates for information on generating a Root CA certificate or a User certificate.
Note:
The date must be properly set on the device to authenticate a certificate.
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WPA PSK
To connect using WPA/PSK, make sure the following profile options are used:
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Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile
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Set EAP Type to None
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Set Encryption to WPA PSK or WPA2 PSK
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Set Auth Type to Open
Click the WEP keys/PSKs button.
This value can be 64 hex characters or an 8 to 63 byte ASCII value. Enter the key and click OK.
Once configured, click the Commit button.
Ensure the correct Active Profile is selected on the Main tab and warmboot. The SCU Main tab shows the device is associated
after the radio connects to the network.
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Certificates
Note:
Please refer to the Security Primer to prepare the Authentication Server and Access Point for
communication.
Note:
It is important that all dates are correct on the VX3Plus and host computers when using any type of
certificate. Certificates are date sensitive and if the date is not correct authentication will fail.
Quick Start
Root Certificates are necessary for EAP-TLS, PEAP/GTC and PEAP/MSCHAP.
1. Generate a Root CA Certificate and download it to a PC.
2. Connect the VX3Plus to the desktop PC using ActiveSync and copy the certificate to the VX3Plus \System folder.
3. Install the Root CA Certificate.
User Certificates are necessary for EAP-TLS
1. Generate a User Certificate and Private Key file and download it to a PC.
2. Connect the VX3Plus to the desktop PC using ActiveSync and copy the certificate and private key file to the VX3Plus
\System folder.
3. Install the User Certificate and Private Key file.
4. After installation, perform a Suspend/Resume.
5. Verify installation.
Generating a Root CA Certificate
Note:
It is important that all dates are correct on the VX3Plus and host computers when using any type of
certificate. Certificates are date sensitive and if the date is not correct authentication will fail.
The easiest way to get the root CA certificate is to use a browser on a PC to navigate to the Certificate Authority. To request
the root CA certificate, open a browser to
http://<CA IP address>/certsrv.
Sign into the CA with any valid username and password.
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Click the Download a CA certificate, certificate chain or CRL link.
Make sure the correct root CA certificate is selected in the list box.
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Click the DER button.
To download the CA certificate, click on the Download CA certificate link.
Click the Save button and save the certificate. Make sure to keep track of the name and location of the certificate.
Install the certificate on the VX3Plus.
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Installing a Root CA Certificate
Note:
This section is only if the Windows certificate store is used. If the certificate store is not used, copy
the certificate to the \System folder or other path specified in the Summit Certs global parameter.
Copy the certificate file to the VX3Plus. Import the certificate by navigating to Start > Control Panel > Certificates.
Tap the Import button.
Make sure From a File is selected and tap OK.
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Using the explorer buttons, browse to the location where you copied the certificate, select the certificate desired and tap OK.
Tap Yes to import the certificate.
Once the certificate is installed, return to the proper authentication section, earlier in this manual.
Generating a User Certificate
The easiest way to get the user certificate is to use a browser on a PC to navigate to the Certificate Authority. To request the
user certificate, open a browser to
http://<CA IP address>/certsrv.
Sign into the CA with the username and password of the person who will be logging into the mobile device.
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This process saves a user certificate and a separate private key file. Windows CE equipped devices such as the VX3Plus
require the private key to be saved as a separate file rather than including the private key in the user certificate.
Click the Request a certificate link.
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Click on the advanced certificate request link.
Click on the Create and submit a request to this CA link.
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For the Certificate Template, select User.
Check the Mark keys as exportable and the Export keys to file checkboxes.
Type the full path on the local PC where the private key is to be copied. Also specify the private key filename.
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Be sure to note the name used for the private key file, for example USER1.PVK. The certificate file created later in
this process must be given the same name, for example, USER1.CER.
DO NOT check to use strong private key protection.
Make any other desired changes and click the Submit button.
If any script notifications occur, click the “Yes button to continue the certificate request.
When prompted for the private key password:
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Click None if you do not wish to use a password, or
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Enter and confirm your desired password then click OK.
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Click the Download certificate link.
Click Save to download and store the user certificate to the PC. Make sure to keep track of the name and location of the
certificate. The private key file is also downloaded and saved during this process.
Be sure use the same name for the certificate file as was used for the private key file. For example, it the private key was
saved as USER1.PVK then the certificate file created must be given the same name, for example, USER1.CER.
Install the user certificate.
Installing a User Certificate
Copy the certificate and private key files to the VX3Plus. Import the certificate by navigating to Start > Control Panel >
Certificates.
Select My Certificates from the pull down list.
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Tap the Import button.
Make sure From a File is selected and tap OK.
Using the explorer buttons, browse to the location where you copied the certificate, select the certificate desired and tap OK.
The certificate is now shown in the list.
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With the certificate you just imported highlighted, tap View.
From the Field pull down menu, select Private Key.
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If the private key is present, the process is complete.
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If the private key is not present, import the private key.
To import the private key, tap OK to return to the Certificates screen.
Tap import.
Using the explorer buttons, browse to the location where you copied the private key file, change the Type pull down list to
Private Keys, select the certificate desired and tap OK. Enter the password for the certificate if appropriate.
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Verify Installation
Tap on View to see the certificate details again.
The private key should now say present. If it does not, there is a problem. Possible items to check:
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Make sure the certificate was generated with a separate private key file, as shown earlier in this section. If the
certificate was not generated with a separate private key file, generate a new certificate and follow the import process
again.
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Make sure the certificate and private key file have the same name, for example USER1.CER for the certificate and
USER1.PVK for the private key file. If the file names are not the same, rename the private key file and import it again.
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Chapter 6: Keymaps
KeyMap 101-Key Equivalencies
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The following keymap is used on a VX3Plus that is NOT running RFTerm. RFTerm uses a separate keymap (later in
this section).
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When using a sequence of keys that includes the 2nd key, press the 2nd key first then the rest of the key sequence.
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When the computer boots, the default condition of Caps (or CapsLock) is Off.
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The Caps (or CapsLock) condition can be toggled with a 2nd+F1 key sequence.
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The CAPS LED is illuminated when CapsLock is On.
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The warmboot behavior of CapsLock can be set via the MX3-VXC Options tab in the Windows CE Control Panel.
To get this Key / Function
Press These Keys in this Order
Power / Suspend
Power
Volume
2nd
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Backlight
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Alt
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Ctrl
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Break
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Pause
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Delete
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Home
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IBM Terminal Emulation
The VX3Plus's IBM 3270 and IBM 5250 Terminal Emulator keypads are designed to allow the user to enter terminal emulator
commands when running RFTerm program. When running RFTerm on the VX3Plus, please refer to the RFTerm
documentation for equivalent keys and keypress sequences.
IBM 3270
Legend on Keypad
Explanation
Key Sequence
Attn
Attention
Ctrl + A
Clr
Clear
Ctrl + C
Del
Delete
Ctrl + D
E-Inp
Erase Input
Ctrl + BkSp
Ins
Insert
Ctrl + I
NL
New Line
Ctrl + N
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PA1
Ctrl + F1
PA2
Ctrl + F2
PA3
Ctrl + F3
Rst
Reset
Ctrl + R
SysReq
System
Ctrl + S
Legend on Keypad
Explanation
Key Sequence
Attn
Attention
Ctrl + A
Clr
Clear
Ctrl + C
Del
Delete
Ctrl + D
Dup
Duplicate
Ctrl + U
E-Inp
Erase Input
Ctrl + Bksp
Field Exit
Enter
Enter
Fld -
Field Minus
Ctrl + M
Fld +
Field Plus
Ctrl + L
Ins
Insert
Ctrl + I
NL
New Line
Ctrl + N
SysReq
System
Ctrl + S
IBM 5250
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Chapter 7: Technical Specifications
VX3Plus
Processor
XScale PXA255 CPU operating at 400 MHz
Memory
RAM: 128MB SDRAM / ROM: 128MB flash
Mass Storage
CompactFlash, PCMCIA (Various sizes supported)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows CE 5.0
Radio Modules
802.11 a/b/g radio / Bluetooth
Scanner options
No integrated scanner
Display technology
Active Transmissive Color LCD / Half Screen (indoor viewing)
Active Transflective Color LCD / Half Screen (outdoor viewing)
Resolution: 640x240 pixels
Size: ½ VGA landscape
Display Dimensions: 280mm x 218mm x 11mm (11.0” x 8.6” x 0.4”)
Viewing Area: 249mm x 187.5mm (9.8” x 7.38”)
Active Display Area: 246mm x 98.3mm (9.7” x 3.87”)
Available endcap port options:
l USB Host and USB Client
External Connectors
l
RS232 Serial and USB Host
l
RS232 Serial and USB Client
l
Dual RS232 Serial
PCMCIA/CardBus Interface
One (1) PCMCIA: Accepts Type I and II PCMCIA cards
Power Connector
3-pin connector. 12-80V DC input power
Power Switch
Sealed power switch
Beeper
Minimum loudness greater than 95dBm at 10 cm in front of unit
External Power Supply
External power supply. AC Adapter. 120-240VAC to 12VDC
Backup Battery (CMOS)
Internal lithium Battery
Input Power
DC Input Voltage: 12 - 80 VDC
Input Current: 1.25 Amps
Input Fuse: 2A Time Delay
Dimensions
Length with Endcap
6” (15.24 cm)
Width with Endcap
9” (22.86 cm)
Height with Endcap
1.9” (4.83 cm)
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Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature
14°F to 122°F (-10°C to 50°C) [non-condensing]
Storage Temperature
-22°F to 158°F (-30°C to 70°C) [non-condensing]
ESD
8 KV air, 4kV direct contact
Operating Humidity
5% to 95% non-condensing at 104°F (40°C)
Water and Dust
IEC 60529 compliant to IP66
ESD
15 kV
Vibration
Based on MIL Std 810D
Altitude
Operational to 10,000 ft. (3048 meters)
Network Card Specifications
Summit 802.11 b/g CF 2.4GHz
Bus Interface
16-bit CompactFlash Type I with 50-pin connector
Wireless Frequencies
2.4 to 2.4897 GHz
RF Data Rates
1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
RF Power Level
50 mW max.
Channels
1-11 FCC, 1-13 ETSI
Operating Temperature
Same as VX3Plus Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature
Same as VX3Plus Storage Temperature
Connectivity
TCP/IP, Ethernet, ODI
Diversity
Yes
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Summit 802.11a/b/g CF 2.4/5.0GHz
Bus Interface
16-bit CompactFlash Type I with 50-pin connector
Wireless Frequencies
2.4 to 2.4897 GHz IEEE 802.11b / 802.11g DSSS OFDM
5.0GHz IEEE 802.11a DSSS OFDM
RF Data Rates
1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
RF Power Level
64 mW (18dBm)
Channels
FCC: 1-11, 36, 40 ,44, 48, 149, 153, 157, 161
ETSI: 1-13, 36, 40, 44 ,48
Operating Temperature
Same as VX3Plus Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature
Same as VX3Plus Storage Temperature
Connectivity
TCP/IP, Ethernet, ODI
Diversity
Yes
Bluetooth
Bus Interface
CompactFlash
Enhanced Data Rate
Up to 3.0 Mbit/s over the air
Connection
No less than 32.80 feet (10 meters) line of sight
Bluetooth Version
2.0 + EDR
Operating Frequency
2.402 - 2.480 GHz
QDID
B013455
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Chapter 8: Technical Assistance
If you need assistance installing or troubleshooting your device, please contact us by using one of the methods below:
Knowledge Base: www.hsmknowledgebase.com
Our Knowledge Base provides thousands of immediate solutions. If the Knowledge Base cannot help, our Technical Support
Portal (see below) provides an easy way to report your problem or ask your question.
Product Service and Repair: www.honeywellaidc.com
Honeywell International Inc. provides service for all of its products through service centers throughout the world. To obtain
warranty or non-warranty service, please visit www.honeywellaidc.com and select Support > Contact Service and Repair to
see your region’s instructions on how to obtain a Return Material Authorization number (RMA #). You should do this prior to
returning the product.
Technical Support Portal: www.hsmsupportportal.com
The Technical Support Portal not only allows you to report your problem, but it also provides immediate solutions to your
technical issues by searching our Knowledge Base. With the Portal, you can submit and track your questions online and send
and receive attachments.
Web form: www.hsmcontactsupport.com
You can contact our technical support team directly by filling out our online support form. Enter your contact details and the
description of the question/problem.
Telephone: www.honeywellaidc.com/locations
For our latest contact information, please check our website at the link above.
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Honeywell Scanning & Mobility
9680 Old Bailes Road
Fort Mill, SC 29707
www.honeywellaidc.com
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