Dolphin Peripherals 9500 User`s guide

Dolphin Peripherals 9500 User`s guide
Dolphin® 9500 Series
Microsoft® Windows Mobile®5.0
User’s Guide
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Products, Inc.
Microsoft, Windows, Windows Mobile, Windows CE, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows XP, ActiveSync,
Outlook, and the Windows logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
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Chapter 8 (pages 8-1–8-11) contains copyrighted information from SyChip, Inc.
Chapter 8 (pages 8-12–8-25) contains copyrighted information from Meetinghouse Corporation. Meetinghouse, the
Meetinghouse logo, and all other Meetinghouse trademarks/service marks contained herein are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Meetinghouse.
Chapter 9 is copyrighted information used by permission from Bluetooth SIG, Inc. The Bluetooth trademarks are owned by
Bluetooth SIG, Inc., U.S.A. and licensed to Hand Held Products.
Chapter 10 (10-3–10-15 and 10-17–10-22) contains information with permission from Intrinsyc Software, Inc.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Agency Approvals
Compliance Label Locations ...............................................................................................................1-1
Laser Safety Label ........................................................................................................................1-1
Regulatory and Safety Approvals for all Dolphin 9500 Series Terminals .........................................1-2
FCC Compliance .................................................................................................................................1-3
Chapter 2 - Getting Started
Overview .............................................................................................................................................2-1
Using the Dolphin Terminal for the First Time...................................................................................2-2
Resetting the Terminal.........................................................................................................................2-6
Soft Reset (Warm Boot)................................................................................................................2-6
Hard Reset (Cold Boot).................................................................................................................2-6
Suspend Mode .....................................................................................................................................2-6
Chapter 3 - Hardware Overview
Dolphin 9500 Series Terminals ...........................................................................................................3-1
Dolphin 9500 Series Models and Options ...........................................................................................3-1
Dolphin 9500 Series Peripherals .........................................................................................................3-2
Dolphin 9500 Series Accessories ........................................................................................................3-3
Front Panel Features ............................................................................................................................3-4
Back Panel Features.............................................................................................................................3-6
Side Panel Features............................................................................................................................3-10
Bottom Panel Features.......................................................................................................................3-11
Mechanical Connector ................................................................................................................3-11
Dolphin 9501 and Dolphin 9551 .......................................................................................................3-11
Using the Touch Panel.......................................................................................................................3-12
Installing Your Screen Protector.................................................................................................3-12
Batteries .............................................................................................................................................3-14
Main Battery Pack.......................................................................................................................3-14
Internal Backup Battery ..............................................................................................................3-14
Managing Battery Power ............................................................................................................3-15
Default Critical and Low Battery Points.....................................................................................3-15
Checking Battery Power .............................................................................................................3-16
Storing Batteries..........................................................................................................................3-16
Guidelines for Battery Use and Disposal ....................................................................................3-16
Dolphin 9500 Series Technical Specifications ..................................................................................3-17
Chapter 4 - Using Dolphin Mobile Computers
Today Screen .......................................................................................................................................4-1
Navigation Bar and Start Menu ...........................................................................................................4-1
Using the Image Engine ......................................................................................................................4-2
Dolphin 9500/9550 Image Engine Specifications ........................................................................4-2
Bar Code Symbologies Supported ...............................................................................................4-3
Decoding .......................................................................................................................................4-4
Capturing Images ..........................................................................................................................4-6
Pop-Up Menus .....................................................................................................................................4-7
Selecting Programs ..............................................................................................................................4-7
Using the Soft Input Panel (SIP) .........................................................................................................4-8
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Drawing on the Screen ......................................................................................................................4-10
Chapter 5 - Using Dolphin Keyboards
Keyboard Options................................................................................................................................5-1
Common Buttons ..........................................................................................................................5-1
Keyboard Combinations ...............................................................................................................5-1
Using the Function Keys .....................................................................................................................5-2
Using the Navigation Keys..................................................................................................................5-3
Using the Modifier Keys ....................................................................................................................5-3
35-Key Numeric/Alpha Keyboard.......................................................................................................5-5
35-Key Blue Key Combinations ..................................................................................................5-6
35-Key Alpha Mode Key Combinations ......................................................................................5-6
43-Key Alpha/Numeric Keyboard.......................................................................................................5-7
43-Key Blue Key Combinations ..................................................................................................5-8
43-Key Red Key Combinations ...................................................................................................5-8
43-Key Num Lock Key Combinations .........................................................................................5-9
56-Key Full Alpha/Numeric Keyboard .............................................................................................5-10
56-Key Blue Key Combinations ................................................................................................5-10
56-Key Red Key Combinations .................................................................................................5-11
56-Key SFT Key Combinations .................................................................................................5-12
General Windows Keyboard Shortcuts ............................................................................................5-13
Chapter 6 - Settings
Overview .............................................................................................................................................6-1
Personal Tab ........................................................................................................................................6-2
Buttons .........................................................................................................................................6-3
Input Panel Options ......................................................................................................................6-4
Headset Control ............................................................................................................................6-5
Menus–Modifying the Start Menu ...............................................................................................6-6
Notifications..................................................................................................................................6-7
System Tab ..........................................................................................................................................6-8
About ............................................................................................................................................6-8
Backlight ......................................................................................................................................6-8
Clock ............................................................................................................................................6-9
Memory ......................................................................................................................................6-10
Power .........................................................................................................................................6-12
Remove Programs ......................................................................................................................6-13
Screen..........................................................................................................................................6-14
Connections Tab ...............................................................................................................................6-16
Connections Manager ........................................................................................................................6-17
Task Tab......................................................................................................................................6-17
Advanced Tab .............................................................................................................................6-18
Creating a Wireless Network Connection .........................................................................................6-18
Network Cards ...........................................................................................................................6-18
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Communication Options......................................................................................................................7-1
Microsoft ActiveSync v4.1 or Higher ...........................................................................................7-1
RAS (Remote Access Services) ....................................................................................................7-1
Installing Additional Software ......................................................................................................7-1
Using ActiveSync ................................................................................................................................7-2
Establishing ActiveSync Communication ....................................................................................7-2
Adding Programs to the Terminal Using ActiveSync .........................................................................7-5
Using Infrared......................................................................................................................................7-6
Using an ISP ........................................................................................................................................7-8
Adding Programs Directly from the Internet ................................................................................7-8
Radio Options ......................................................................................................................................7-9
Using the Radio Manager ............................................................................................................7-9
Enabling Radios and Radio Combinations ...................................................................................7-9
Com Port Assignment Table .............................................................................................................7-11
Chapter 8 - Wireless LAN (WLAN) Communications with 802.11b
Overview .............................................................................................................................................8-1
Enabling the 802.11b Radio Driver ..............................................................................................8-1
Configuration Utility Options..............................................................................................................8-1
802.11b Settings ..................................................................................................................................8-2
Removing the 802.11b Wireless Security Supplement.................................................................8-2
Accessing 802.11b Settings ..........................................................................................................8-2
Status Tab .....................................................................................................................................8-2
Config Tab ....................................................................................................................................8-4
Status Icons ...................................................................................................................................8-6
Advanced Tab .............................................................................................................................8-10
About Tab ...................................................................................................................................8-10
Using the Status Icon .................................................................................................................8-11
802.11b Wireless Security Supplement.............................................................................................8-12
Opening the Client ......................................................................................................................8-12
Main Screen ................................................................................................................................8-13
Configuring the Client ................................................................................................................8-16
Configuring a Network Profile ...................................................................................................8-23
Logging .......................................................................................................................................8-26
Installing Certificates with CertAdd ...........................................................................................8-26
Advice and Workarounds............................................................................................................8-28
Chapter 9 - Wireless PAN (WPAN) Communications with Bluetooth
Overview .............................................................................................................................................9-1
Enabling the Bluetooth Radio .......................................................................................................9-1
Setting Up Your Bluetooth Card...................................................................................................9-1
Assign COM Ports...............................................................................................................................9-1
Object Sharing .....................................................................................................................................9-2
Discover Bluetooth Device(s) .............................................................................................................9-2
Bond With Discovered Device(s) .................................................................................................9-3
Set Up Your Favorite Device........................................................................................................9-5
Turn Radio Transmitter ON/OFF ........................................................................................................9-7
Bluetooth ActiveSync..........................................................................................................................9-7
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Bluetooth LAN Access ........................................................................................................................9-8
OBEX ................................................................................................................................................9-10
Enable File Sharing .....................................................................................................................9-18
Connecting to a Bluetooth Modem....................................................................................................9-18
Chapter 10 - Wireless WAN (WWAN) Communications with GSM/GPRS
Overview ..........................................................................................................................................10-1
Enabling the GSM/GPRS Radio .................................................................................................10-1
GSM Radios ................................................................................................................................10-1
Dual-Band Antenna.....................................................................................................................10-1
SIM Card Installation ........................................................................................................................10-2
Audio Modes .....................................................................................................................................10-3
Keyboard Combinations for Calls .....................................................................................................10-3
Volume Control .................................................................................................................................10-3
Using uPhone.....................................................................................................................................10-4
Icons and Bubble Messages ........................................................................................................10-4
Using the Dialler................................................................................................................................10-6
Making a Call..............................................................................................................................10-6
Receiving a Call ..........................................................................................................................10-7
Ending a Call...............................................................................................................................10-8
Call Waiting ................................................................................................................................10-8
Making Conference Calls............................................................................................................10-8
Touchtones ..................................................................................................................................10-9
Tools Menu .................................................................................................................................10-9
Ringtone Configuration.............................................................................................................10-10
Phonebook.................................................................................................................................10-11
Charging....................................................................................................................................10-11
USSD ........................................................................................................................................10-12
Call Log.....................................................................................................................................10-12
uPhone Configuration......................................................................................................................10-14
SMS Manager ..................................................................................................................................10-19
Sending an SMS Message.........................................................................................................10-20
GPRS Settings .................................................................................................................................10-22
Chapter 11 - Dolphin 9501 and Dolphin 9551
Overview ...........................................................................................................................................11-1
Laser Engine Specifications ..............................................................................................................11-1
Front and Bottom Panel Features ......................................................................................................11-2
Dolphin 9501 Side Panel ...................................................................................................................11-2
Dolphin 9501 Back Panel ..................................................................................................................11-2
Dolphin 9501 Hand Strap and Stylus..........................................................................................11-3
Dolphin 9551 Side Panel ...................................................................................................................11-4
Dolphin 9551 Back Panel ..................................................................................................................11-4
Chapter 12 - Dolphin HomeBase
Overview ...........................................................................................................................................12-1
Dolphin HomeBase Parts and Functions ...........................................................................................12-2
Powering the HomeBase ...................................................................................................................12-4
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HomeBase Serial Connector..............................................................................................................12-4
Charging the Main Battery ................................................................................................................12-5
To Power a Terminal and Charge its Main Battery ....................................................................12-5
Charging a Spare Battery in the Auxiliary Battery Well ............................................................12-5
Communications ................................................................................................................................12-6
To Install the HomeBase for Communication ............................................................................12-6
Establishing Communication with the HomeBase......................................................................12-6
Communicating with the Dolphin Terminal......................................................................................12-6
RS-232 Communications Cables.......................................................................................................12-7
Mounting the HomeBase ...................................................................................................................12-8
Chapter 13 - Dolphin Mobile Base
Overview ...........................................................................................................................................13-1
Mobile Base Parts and Functions ......................................................................................................13-2
Powering the Dolphin Terminal ........................................................................................................13-4
Charging the Dolphin Terminal.........................................................................................................13-4
Installing the Dolphin Mobile Base...................................................................................................13-5
Establishing Communication with the Mobile Base .........................................................................13-7
To Install the Mobile Base for Communication..........................................................................13-7
Establishing ActiveSync Communication with the Mobile Base ...............................................13-7
Chapter 14 - Dolphin ChargeBase
Overview ...........................................................................................................................................14-1
Dolphin ChargeBase Parts and Functions .........................................................................................14-1
Supplying Power to the ChargeBase .................................................................................................14-3
Inserting and Removing Terminals ...................................................................................................14-3
Charging Terminals in the ChargeBase.............................................................................................14-4
Mounting the ChargeBase .................................................................................................................14-4
Chapter 15 - Dolphin QuadCharger
Overview ...........................................................................................................................................15-1
Dolphin QuadCharger Parts and Functions .......................................................................................15-2
Supplying Power to the QuadCharger ...............................................................................................15-3
Inserting and Removing Battery Packs .............................................................................................15-4
Charging Batteries in the QuadCharger.............................................................................................15-4
Using the Battery Analyzer ...............................................................................................................15-5
Mounting the QuadCharger ...............................................................................................................15-6
Troubleshooting.................................................................................................................................15-8
Chapter 16 - Customer Support
Product Service and Repair ...............................................................................................................16-1
Online Product Service and Repair Assistance...........................................................................16-1
Technical Assistance .........................................................................................................................16-2
Online Technical Assistance .......................................................................................................16-2
For Further Information ..............................................................................................................16-2
Limited Warranty ..............................................................................................................................16-3
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Agency Approvals
The Dolphin 9500 Series consists of the following terminals:
Dolphin 9500
Dolphin 9550
Dolphin 9501
Dolphin 9551
For details, see Dolphin 9500 on page 3-6.
For details, see Dolphin 9550 on page 3-8.
For details, see Dolphin 9501 Side Panel on page 11-2.
For details, see Dolphin 9551 Side Panel on page 11-4.
Compliance Label Locations
Dolphin terminals meet or exceed the requirements of all applicable standards organizations for safe operation. However, as with
any electrical equipment, the best way to ensure safe operation is to operate them according to the agency guidelines that follow.
Please read these guidelines carefully before using your Dolphin mobile computer.
Dolphin 9550
Dolphin 9500
Compliance
Label
Laser Safety Label
Dolphin 9501/9551
Laser Safety and
Compliance Label
Compliance
Label
Laser Safety
Label
Embedded safety
information
Embedded Safety Information Text
Embedded safety
information
Dolphin 9501/9550/9551 terminals have the following safety
information embedded in the plastic in different locations on the
terminal:
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
Tested to Comply With FCC Standards
This Class B digital apparatus complies with
Canadian ICES-003. Cet appareil numerique de la
Classe B est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
No user serviceable parts. Opening voids warranty
US and foreign patents pending.
Made in USA of US & imported parts.
Laser Safety Label
If the following label is attached to your product, it indicates the product
contains a laser engine or laser aimer:
Laser Eye Safety Statement: This device has been tested in accordance with
and complies with EN60825-1: 1993+A1+A2 and 21 CFR 1040.10 and
1040.11, except for deviations pursuant to Laser Notice No. 50, dated July 26,
2001. LASER LIGHT, DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM, CLASS 2 LASER PRODUCT, 1.0 mW MAX OUTPUT: 650nM.
Caution-use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other
than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
LASER LIGHT. DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM
CLASS 2 LASER PRODUCT
1.0 mW MAX OUTPUT: 650nM
IEC60825-1:1993+A1+A2
Complies with 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.1 1
except for deviations pursuant to Laser
Notice No. 50, dated July 26, 2001.
LED Safety Statement
This device has been tested in accordance with IEC60825-1 LED safety, and has been certified to be under the limits of a Class
1 LED device.
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Parameter
Specification
U.S.A.
Canada
European Community
FCC Part 15, Class B
ICES-003
EN 55022 (CISPR 22) Class B
EN60950:2000
EN60825-1:1994 + A11 + A2
EN55024:1998
The CE Mark on the product indicates that the system has been tested to and conforms with the provisions noted within
the 89/336/EEC Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive and the 73/23/EEC and 93/68/EEC Low Voltage Directive.
For further information, please contact:
Hand Held Products, Inc.
Nijverheidsweg 9
5627 BT Eindhoven
The Netherlands
Hand Held Products shall not be liable for use of our product with equipment (i.e., power supplies, personal computers, etc.) that
is not CE marked and does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.
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FCC Compliance
Dolphin terminals meet or exceed all applicable standards and have been manufactured to the highest level of quality.
Dolphin 9500 Series Batch Terminal
Dolphin 9500 Series Batch terminals comply with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Dolphin 9500 Series RF Terminal with 802.11b, Bluetooth, and/or GSM (MC-45 and MC-75)
Radios
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not
cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
If necessary, the user should consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions. The user
may find the following booklet helpful: “Something About Interference.” This is available at FCC local regional offices. Our
company is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized modifications of this equipment or the
substitution or attachment of connecting cables and equipment other than those specified by our company. The correction is the
responsibility of the user. Use only shielded data cables with this system.
In accordance with FCC 15.21, changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Note: Dolphin 9550, Dolphin 9501, and Dolphin 9551 terminals do not support GSM radios.
!
This device and its antenna must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or
transmitter. To maintain compliance with FCC RF exposure guidelines for body-worn operation, do not use
accessories that contain metallic components.
When using accessories where the terminal is worn on the body, the terminal’s touch panel must face away from the body.
CAUTION!
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the grantee of this device could void the user's authority
to operate the equipment.
Canadian Compliance
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this
device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device is intended to be operated indoors and away from windows to
provide maximum shielding. Equipment (or its transmit antenna) installed outdoors is subject to licensing.
Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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RF, Regulatory, and Safety Agency Approvals for 802.11b and Bluetooth
Parameter
Specification
RF Approvals
U.S.A.
Canada
FCC Part 15.247
RSS 210
RF, Regulatory, and Safety Agency Approvals for GSM (MC-45 and MC-75)
Parameter
Specification
RF Approvals
U.S.A.
Canada
FCC Part 24
RSS 133
Dolphin 9500 Series 802.11b and/or Bluetooth R&TTE Compliance Statement
Dolphin RF terminals are in conformity with all essential requirements of the R&TTE Directive (1999/5/EC). This equipment has
been assessed to the following standards as applicable:
Parameter
Specification
R&TTE
EN 300 328-2:2000
EN 301 489-1 (2002-08)
EN 301 489-17 (2002-08)
EN 60950:2000
EN 50361:2001
This product is marked with
in the R&TTE Directive, 1999/5/EC.
or
in accordance with the Class II product requirements specified
The equipment is intended for use throughout the European Community.
PAN European Frequency Range: 2.402–2.480 GHz
Authorization for use in France is restricted as follows:
• Indoor use: Maximum power (EIRP*) of 100 mW for the entire 2.400–2.4835 GHz
• Outdoor use: Maximum power (EIRP*) of 100 mW for the 2400-2454 MHz band and maximum power (EIRP*) of 10 mW for
the 2.454–2.483 GHz band.
Dolphin 9500 Terminal GSM (MC-45 and MC-75) R&TTE Compliance Statement
Note: Dolphin 9550, Dolphin 9501, and Dolphin 9551 terminals do not support GSM radios.
The Hand Held Products Dolphin 9500RF terminals are in conformity with all essential requirements of the R&TTE Directive
(1999/5/EC). This equipment has been assessed to the following standards as applicable:
Parameter
Specification
R&TTE
EN 301 511: 2000
EN 301489-1(2002-08)
EN 301 489-7 (2002-08)
EN 60950:2000
EN 50361:2001
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For European Community Users
Hand Held Products complies with Directive 2002/96/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27
January 2003 on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Information
This product has required the extraction and use of natural resources for its production. It may contain hazardous substances
that could impact health and the environment, if not properly disposed.
In order to avoid the dissemination of those substances in our environment and to diminish the pressure on the natural resources,
we encourage you to use the appropriate take-back systems for product disposal. Those systems will reuse or recycle most of
the materials of the product you are disposing in a sound way.
The crossed out wheeled bin symbol informs you that the product should not be disposed of along with municipal waste
and invites you to use the appropriate separate take-back systems for product disposal.
If you need more information on the collection, reuse, and recycling systems, please contact your local or regional waste
administration.
You may also contact your supplier for more information on the environmental performances of this product.
Pacemakers, Hearing Aids and Other Electrically Powered Devices
Most manufacturers of medical devices adhere to the IEC 601-1-2 standard. This standard requires devices to operate properly
in an EM Field with a strength of 3V/m over a frequency range of 26 to 1000MHz. The maximum allowable field strength emitted
by the Dolphin is 0.3V/m according to Subpart B of Part 1 of the FCC rules. Therefore, the Dolphin RF has no effect on medical
devices that meet the IEC specification.
Microwaves
The radio in the Dolphin RF terminal operates on the same frequency band as a microwave oven. Therefore, if you use a
microwave within range of the Dolphin RF terminal you may notice performance degradation in your wireless network. However,
both your microwave and your wireless network will continue to function. The Dolphin Batch terminal does not contain a radio,
and therefore, is not affected by microwave ovens.
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Getting Started
Congratulations on the purchase of your Dolphin mobile computer! You have made a wise choice in selecting the Dolphin, a
device known worldwide for its ergonomic form factor, light-weight, rugged design and single-handed data collection capabilities.
Overview
Dolphin terminals are Windows Mobile-based with a unique, ergonomic shape designed for single-handed use and 64 MB RAM
and 64 MB non-volatile Flash memory. To install additional memory, you can use the Secure Digital (SD) memory interface.
The industrial, mechanical connector supports serial RS-232 up to 115 Kbps and USB communications up to 12 Mbps. The IrDA
port enables you to exchange data with IrDA compliant devices, such as portable printers. For additional functionality, an
integrated digital imager is available for imaging and decoding.
Ergonomics
The patented shape of Dolphin terminals fits into either hand comfortably with major function keys that are easy to access. The
adjustable hand strap on the back panel ensures a secure grip enabling true, one-handed operation. The integrated pistol-grip
handle on the Dolphin 9550 provides intuitive point-and-shoot scanning over extended periods of use.
Rugged Design
Dolphin terminals are the most durable mobile computers on the market. Their rugged design can withstand repeated five-foot
drops onto a concrete floor, extreme temperatures, and high humidity, moisture, and dust conditions. The terminals are
independently tested to meet IP64 specifications.
Mobile Computing Features
• Low-power, high-resolution digital image engine for omni-directional and auto-discrimination decoding of most bar code
symbologies; see Bar Code Symbologies Supported on page 4-3.
• Integrated 802.11b, GSM/GPRS, and Bluetooth™ wireless radios for real-time data collection applications.
• Intel® X-Scale 400MHz RISC microprocessor for fast processing.
• Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 platform, which makes the device easy to program with standard programming tools.
• 64 MB RAM & 64 MB Flash memory configurations for ample and secure data storage.
• Secure Digital (SD) memory interface enables additional memory installation.
Additional Features
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Long-lasting Lithium Ion (Li-ion) batteries
Large, easy-to-read 1/4 VGA (240 x 320) color touch panel that can display text or graphics
Three keyboard options: 43-key alpha/numeric, 35-key numeric/alpha, and 56-key full alpha/numeric
Industrial-grade connector that supports serial and USB communications, as well as power in and out
Full suite of compatible peripheral devices
Decoding of stacked linear and matrix codes with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) functionality
Digital picture capability
Audio jack for headset use
IrDA port for fast infrared communications
Speaker and microphone for advanced audio functionality
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Using the Dolphin Terminal for the First Time
1. Unpack the Carton and Verify its Contents (see page 2-2)
2. Install the Main Battery Pack (see page 2-2)
3. Charge the Main and Backup Batteries (see page 2-2)
4. Initialize the Mobile Computer (see page 2-3)
5. Let Autoinstall Run (see page 2-4)
6. Set the Time and Date (see page 2-4)
7. Verify Imaging and Decoding with Demos (see page 2-4)
Step 1. Unpack the Carton and Verify its Contents
Verify that the carton contains the following items:
• Dolphin 9500 Series mobile computer (the terminal)
• Main battery pack (7.4v Li-ion)
• Microsoft Companion CD
• Dolphin 9500 Quick Start Guide
Note: If you ordered accessories for your terminals, verify that they are also included with the order.
Be sure to keep the original packaging in the event that the Dolphin terminal should need to be returned for service. For details,
see Product Service and Repair on page 16-1.
Hand Strap
The Dolphin 9500 ships with the hand strap installed and fastened to the bottom panel
with a clip; see Bottom Panel Features on page 3-11. To install the battery pack, you
must detach the hand strap.
To detach the hand strap, push the hand strap clip down and away from the terminal.
Move the strap up and away from the bottom panel.
To re-attach the hand strap, slide the clip back into place on the bottom panel.
The Dolphin 9501 has a special hand strap; see Dolphin 9501 Hand Strap and Stylus on
page 11-3.
Step 2. Install the Main Battery Pack
Use only the Li-ion battery packs provided by Hand Held Products. The use of any
battery pack not sold/manufactured by Hand Held Products in Dolphin 9500 Series
terminals will void your warranty and may result in damage to the Dolphin terminal
or battery.
1. Unpack the Li-ion battery pack. Hold the terminal with the front panel (keyboard)
facing down.
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2. Take the battery and insert the end without the locking tab into the top of the
battery well and push down with a hinging motion until the locking tab snaps.
To Remove the Main Battery Pack
Put the terminal in suspend mode (see page 2-6). Press the locking tab on the battery
pack away from the bottom panel, and pull the battery pack up with a hinging motion.
Step 3. Charge the Main and Backup Batteries
The power supply for the Dolphin mobile computer consists of two types of battery power: the main battery pack installed on the
back panel and the backup battery that resides inside the terminal.
The main battery powers the terminal. The internal backup battery charges off the main battery and maintains the application
data stored in RAM and system clock for up to 30 minutes when the terminal’s main battery pack is completely discharged or
removed.
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Before Initial Use
The terminals are shipped with both batteries discharged of all power. Charge the main battery pack
for a minimum of four hours before initial use.
Time to Charge
Four hours for the main battery pack, eight hours for the internal backup battery the first time.
Use only Dolphin 9500 Series peripherals, power cables, and power adapters. Use of peripherals, cables, or power adapters not
sold/manufactured by Hand Held Products will void the warranty and may damage the terminal.
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Charging with Dolphin Peripherals
When the battery is installed in the terminal, you can insert the terminal into any one of the following peripherals to charge the
main battery pack:
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Dolphin HomeBase (see page 12-1)
Dolphin Mobile Base (see page 13-1)
Dolphin ChargeBase (see page 14-1)
Dolphin Net Base
Dolphin Charging/Communication Cable
To fully charge the Li-ion battery before installing it in the terminal, use the
• Dolphin QuadCharger (see page 15-1)
• Auxiliary Battery Well of the Dolphin HomeBase (see page 12-5)
Step 4. Initialize the Mobile Computer
1. Wake the terminal by pressing the POWER or SCAN key. The decode LED lights and the scan LED blinks for approximately
three seconds. Do NOT press any keys while the terminal is initializing.
2. The terminal initializes and the splash screen displays for a few seconds. The Build numbers indicate the software version.
Bootloader
Kernel
Keyboard
9.XX/9.XX/9.XX/9.XX
Initial
Program
Loader (IPL)
3. The system performs a hard reset. When the display activates again, follow the instructions that appear.
Step 5. Align the Screen
You are prompted to align the screen by tapping the target five times. Use the stylus provided by Hand Held Products.
• Alignment should always be performed with a stylus designed for touch panel applications. The small point is required for
accurate calibration.
• Press the stylus firmly into the center of the cross-hair target once and release. Do not “double-tap” the target.
• You can re-align the screen at any time by going to Start > Settings > System tab > Screen.
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Step 6. Let Autoinstall Run
For each program that loads, a status bar indicates that the program is loading. Autoinstall occurs after each hard reset. Do NOT
touch the keyboard or the screen while programs are loading. All configurations of the Dolphin terminal install Demos and Power
Tools. If the terminal is configured with a wireless radio, the appropriate radio drivers and utilities for each radio install.
After Autoinstall is complete, the terminal performs a soft reset automatically. When it finishes booting up after the soft reset, the
Today screen appears; see Today Screen on page 4-2.
Step 7. Set the Time and Date
You need to re-set the time and date after every hard reset of the terminal. It is a good idea to set the time and date now before
you begin using the device.
On the Today screen, tap the line that displays the time and date,
The Clock Settings screen appears.
The time zone defaults to GMT-5 Eastern US; tap the arrow to the right of GMT-5 Eastern US to select another time zone. Set
the correct time and date in the remaining fields and tap OK to save.
Step 8. Verify Imaging and Decoding with Demos
Dolphin terminals come loaded with Demos you can use to verify imaging and decoding.
Verify Imaging
The Image Demo enables you to use the imager to capture an image on the Dolphin 9500 and Dolphin 9550.
1. Tap Start > Demos > Imaging Demo. The image demo opens.
2. Point the terminal at an object and press the SCAN key. A preview of the object appears on the terminal screen.
3. Release the SCAN key. The image is captured. By default, the image saves to the \My Device\My Documents folder as
“imagedemo.jpg.” To save to a different location, tap File > Save As and select a new location.
4. Press the ESC key to close the demo.
For more information about taking an image, see Using the Image Engine on page 4-4.
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Verify Decoding
The Scan Demo enables you to decode a sample bar code.
1. Tap Start > Demos > Scan Demo.
2. Aim the terminal at a bar code and press the SCAN key. The scan LED lights red and an aimer beam or bracket projects out
from the scanner.
(The format of the aimer depends on the image engine installed in the terminal; 5000 and 5100 image engines project a
green aimer beam and 5300 image engine projects an LED aiming bracket.)
3. When a good scan is obtained, the decode LED lights solid green and the terminal beeps. The bar code readout appears on
the screen.
4. Press the ESC key to close the demo.
Sample Bar Codes
You can use the following bar codes to verify decoding:
Sample 128
Sample PDF417
Code 128
PDF417 Test Message
Note: The Dolphin 9551 supports only 1D symbologies; use Code 128 to verify scanning.
For more information, see Decoding on page 4-4.
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Resetting the Terminal
There are two ways to reset the terminal: a soft and a hard reset.
Soft Reset (Warm Boot)
A soft reset re-boots the device without losing RAM data. You would perform a soft reset when
• the terminal fails to respond.
• after installing some software applications.
• after making changes to certain system settings, such as network cards.
1. Press and hold the Control
and the Shift
keys for approximately five seconds.
2. The decode and scan LEDs flash for approximately three seconds as the terminal resets.
3. When the reset is complete, the Today screen displays.
Hard Reset (Cold Boot)
A hard reset resets the operating system, restores the terminal back to factory defaults, and resets the terminal after a bootloader,
keyboard, and kernel upgrade.
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A hard reset erases all of the data stored in RAM memory and all RAM installed applications!
1. Press and hold the Control
and the Escape
keys for approximately five seconds.
2. The decode and scan LEDs light for approximately three seconds.
3.
The terminal re-initializes; see Initialize the Mobile Computer on page 2-8.
Suspend Mode
The terminal goes into suspend mode automatically when the terminal is inactive for a programmed period of time; see Power
on page 6-12.
To put the Dolphin terminal into suspend mode manually, press and hold the Power key until the screen goes blank.
To wake the Dolphin terminal from suspend mode, press the Power or SCAN key.
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Hardware Overview
Dolphin 9500 Series Terminals
There are four terminals in the Dolphin 9500 Series:
Dolphin 9500
The Dolphin 9500 terminal offers an ergonomic form factor and is the only terminal of the series that
can be configured with a GSM radio. For details, see Dolphin 9500 on page 3-6.
Dolphin 9550
The Dolphin 9550 terminal provides an integrated pistol grip handle for high-volume scanning
applications. For details, see Dolphin 9550 on page 3-8.
Dolphin 9501
The Dolphin 9501 terminal offers the same flashlight form factor as the Dolphin 9500 with the added
functionality of a laser scanner. For details, see Dolphin 9501 Side Panel on page 11-2.
Dolphin 9551
The Dolphin 9551 terminal offers the same convenience of the integrated pistol-grip handle with the
added functionality of a laser scanner. For details, see Dolphin 9551 Side Panel on page 11-4.
All models can be configured with the available options, except for GSM. Only the Dolphin 9500 terminal can be equipped with
a GSM radio.
Dolphin 9500 Series Models and Options
Dolphin 9500 Series Batch
These terminals are optimal for fast, effective batch processing.
Dolphin 9500 Series WLAN (802.11b)
These terminals integrate the functionality of the Batch terminals with an integrated, IEEE 802.11b direct sequence
radio that enables communication with a host computer through a wireless local area network (WLAN).
Dolphin 9500 Series WPAN (Bluetooth)
These terminals allow Bluetooth communications to Bluetooth enabled devices such as printers, mobile phones,
access points, Bluetooth-enabled PCs, etc.
Dolphin 9500 WWAN (GSM/GPRS)
These terminals feature all the benefits of the Dolphin 9500 Series with the additional capabilities of GSM/GPRS
technology. The Dolphin 9500 terminal is the only one of the Dolphin 9500 Series that supports GSM/GPRS.
Dolphin 9500 Series WLAN and WPAN (802.11b and Bluetooth)
These terminals feature integrated 802.11b and Bluetooth radios, which means that your terminal contains the
capabilities of both radios. You can operate the radios simultaneously or switch between them.
Dolphin 9500 WWAN and WLAN (GSM/GPRS and 802.11b)
These terminals feature the functionality of both GSM/GPRS and 802.11b radio and network technologies.
Dolphin 9500 WWAN and WPAN (GSM/GPRS and Bluetooth)
These terminals feature the functionality of both GSM/GPRS and Bluetooth radio and network technologies.
Dolphin 9500 WWAN, WLAN, and WPAN (GSM/GPRS, 802.11b, and Bluetooth)
These terminals feature the functionality of GSM/GPRS, 802.11b, and Bluetooth radio and network technologies.
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Dolphin 9500 Series Peripherals
Each of the following items is sold separately to enhance the capabilities of your Dolphin terminal.
Dolphin HomeBase™
The Dolphin HomeBase charging and communication cradle supports both RS-232 and USB communications, which enable it
to interface with the majority of PC-based enterprise systems. When a terminal is seated in the HomeBase, its main battery pack
charges in less than four hours. In addition, the HomeBase contains an auxiliary battery well that charges a spare Li-ion battery.
For more information, see Dolphin HomeBase on page 12-1.
Dolphin Mobile Base™
The Dolphin Mobile Base charging and communication cradle is designed specifically for in-premise and in-transit data collection
applications. It features a flexible mounting bracket, a cigarette lighter adapter or power cable to adapt it to your environment.
When a terminal is seated in the Mobile Base, its main battery pack charges in less than four hours. The serial connector supports
RS-232 communication and power out to peripheral devices, such as hand held scanners.
For more information, see Dolphin Mobile Base on page 13-1.
Dolphin ChargeBase
The Dolphin ChargeBase is a four-slot charging cradle that holds, powers, and charges a terminal in each slot.
For more information, see Dolphin 9500 Series ChargeBase on page 14-1.
Dolphin Net Base
The Dolphin Net Base is a four-slot charging/communication cradle that holds, powers, charges, and communicates with the
terminal in each slot. Ethernet communication occurs via statically and dynamically-assigned IP addresses.
For more information about the Dolphin Net Base, please consult the Dolphin 9500 Series Net Base Quick Start Guide.
Dolphin QuadCharger™
The Dolphin QuadCharger is a four-slot charging station for Dolphin Li-ion battery packs. It can charge each battery in less than
four hours. The fourth slot features a battery analyzer that completely resets and re-calibrates a battery and displays its resulting
capacity.
For more information, see Dolphin 9500 Series QuadCharger on page 15-1.
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Dolphin 9500 Series Accessories
Each of the following items is sold separately to enhance your Dolphin 9500 Series terminal’s capabilities.
Note: When using accessories where the terminal is worn on the body, the terminal’s touch panel must face away from the body.
Dolphin Mobile Charger
The Dolphin Mobile Charger is a charging cable that connects the terminal directly to a 12 Volt DC power source, such as a
cigarette lighter port inside a vehicle, eliminating the need for a cradle. The cable powers the terminal and charges its main
battery in less than four hours. Intelligent battery technology on-board the terminal ensures proper charging. The Dolphin Mobile
Charger is an ideal low-cost charging solution for in-transit mobile applications.
Dolphin Mobile Mount
The Dolphin Mobile Mount, which holds a Dolphin 9500 terminal securely in place inside a vehicle, is an ideal, low-cost alternative
to the Dolphin Mobile Base when communications are not required. When used in conjunction with the Dolphin Mobile Charger,
the Dolphin Mobile Mount creates a complete mounting and charging solution for in-transit applications. The entire kit includes
an adjustable vehicle mounting bracket.
Charging/Communication Cables
Dolphin charging/communication cable kits are an all-in-one solution for mobile applications. Each cable kit powers the terminal,
charges its main battery, and communicates with host or peripheral devices without the need for a cradle. Cable kits can support
RS-232 or USB communications and are available with U.K. or European power cords.
Protective Holster
Holsters provide convenient storage for terminals and protect them from damage in mobile environments. Both holsters feature
a front pocket that holds an extra battery, a side pocket to hold an extra stylus, and a belt loop to secure the holster to a belt.
Protective Enclosure
Protective enclosures help seal and protect terminals from damage while providing full access to all terminal parts and features.
Dolphin 9500 Series enclosures feature a swivel clip on the back that enables you to secure the enclosure to a belt. Enclosures
also come with an adjustable shoulder strap for added convenience.
Stylus Kits
There are two Dolphin 9500 stylus kits: one contains three styli and the other includes additional coiled tethers to secure the
stylus to the terminal, which helps prevent loss. The Dolphin 9550 kit contains loops you can attach to the end of each stylus for
easy access to the stylus stored in the pistol grip of the Dolphin 9550.
Li-ion Battery Pack
The 7.4v, 14.8 watt hour Li-ion rechargeable battery pack provides the main power supply for Dolphin 9500 Series terminals.
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Front Panel Features
This section describes features on the front panel on Dolphin 9500 Series terminals.
Decode LED
Scan LED
Magnesium top cover
Display
SCAN key
Navigation keys
Keyboard
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LEDs
The two light emitting diodes (LEDs) located at the top of the LCD display flash and illuminate during resets and
scanning/imaging. Both can be programmed by various software applications.
Scan LED - Located in the upper right corner, this LED lights red when you press the SCAN key.
Decode LED - Located in the upper left corner, this LED lights green when a scanned bar code is successfully
decoded.
Touch Panel Display
Dolphin terminals feature a color 3.5” liquid crystal display (LCD) touch panel covered with an industrial, protective
lens for greater durability. The video graphic array (VGA) resolution is 1/4 (240 X 320 pixel).
The color LCD is 16 bits/pixel and uses thin film transistor (TFT) technology. The backlight for the touch panel lights
when the screen is touched, but not when the Backlight key is pressed. For more information, see Backlight on page
6-8.
The touch panel can be activated by the stylus (included with the terminal) or a finger. For more information, see
Using the Touch Panel on page 3-12.
SCAN Key
The SCAN key is centrally located for easy access with the right or left hand. When pressed, the SCAN key
activates the scanner/imager. The SCAN key also functions as an on or system wakeup control for the terminal.
Navigation Keys
The centrally-located navigation keys enable you to move and position the cursor through software programs. The
up and down arrows are programmed to perform specific functions when pressed in combination with the Blue and
Red modifier keys.
Keyboard
The Dolphin terminal features three keyboard options: 35-key numeric/alpha keyboard, 43-key numeric/alpha
keyboard, and 56-key full alpha/numeric keyboard. For a complete overview of each keyboard, see Using Dolphin
Keyboards on page 5-1.
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Back Panel Features
Dolphin 9500
The following graphic describes features on the back panel of the Dolphin 9500 terminal.
Image Engine Window
Speaker
Stylus (in slot)
Hand Strap
Attachment
Fastener for the Stylus Tether
Microphone
Battery Well
(underneath the battery)
Battery
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Image Engine Window
Dolphin terminals have an optional image engine that reads and decodes linear, stacked linear (PDF417), and 2D
matrix bar code symbologies. With the latest CMOS-based technology, the engine works like a digital camera and
enables digital image capture, signature capture, and reading of OCR characters.
Digital images taken with Dolphin terminals have a maximum image size of 640 x 480 pixels and may have up to a
256 grayscale image definition. Files formats supported for image storage include Bitmap (.bmp), JPEG (.jpg) and
Portable Network Graphics (.png).
For a view of the image engine window, see Image Engine Window on page 3-8.
Speaker
Dolphin terminals have an integrated speaker that sounds audio signals as you scan bar code labels and enter data.
The operating frequency range is 500Hz at 71 dB up to 80 dB. The speaker can also be used for playing sounds
(e.g., WAV or MP3 files) as well as voice communication in handset mode in a terminal equipped with a GSM/GPRS
radio. For more information about handset use, see Audio Modes on page 10-3.
Hand Strap Attachment
The Dolphin 9500 and Dolphin 9551 have an adjustable, elastic hand strap to provide a comfortable, secure grip
on the terminal. It is attached to the terminal with a clip on the bottom panel; see Hand Strap Clip on page 3-11. If
desired, the strap may be adjusted or removed.
Microphone
Dolphin terminals feature an integrated microphone that provides audio input to the terminal when a headset is not
plugged into the Audio Jack, page 3-10. When a headset is plugged in, the terminal defaults to the microphone on
the headset. For more information, see Headset Control on page 6-5.
Battery/Battery Well
The Battery Well is a recessed area on the back of the Dolphin that holds the Li-Ion battery pack. For more
information, see Batteries on page 3-14.
Stylus and Fastener
The stylus is used to operate the touch panel. The back panel features this storage slot to hold the stylus when not
in use. There is also a fastener on the back panel for stylus tethers.
Stylus tethers can be purchased separately to help you keep the stylus attached to the terminal when not in the slot
to prevent loss. A stylus tether is a coiled elastic cord with one end to attach to the stylus and another to attach
fasten to the back panel.
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Dolphin 9550
This section describes the back panel of the Dolphin 9550. It contains the same features as the Dolphin 9500 described in the
previous section with the additions of
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•
•
a pistol-grip handle to hold and maneuver the terminal with greater ease,
a scanner/imager trigger on the handle that activates the scan, and
rubber bumpers that enable the terminal to rest safely and securely when not in use.
The following is a graphic of the 9550 back panel.
Rubber
Bumpers
Image
Engine
Window
Scan Trigger
Pistol-Grip Handle
Rubber Bumper
Wrist
Lanyard
Fastener
Image Engine Window
This is the front view of the window. For more information, see Image Engine Window on page 3-7.
Scan Trigger
The scan trigger provides ergonomic scan activation for scan-intensive applications.
Pistol Grip Handle
The comfortable, ergonomic handle is integrated into the back panel to enhance the terminals durability in rugged,
real-world settings. The handle cannot be removed from the terminal and features rubber surface details to improve
handle grip, comfort, and shock absorption.
Wrist Lanyard Fastener
This fastener is for the wrist lanyards available for Dolphin 9550/9551 terminals.
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Rubber Bumpers
The following graphic shows the Dolphin 9550 in a nose-down position, resting on its rubber bumpers.
Rubber Bumpers
Stylus - inside the handle
Stylus
The stylus is used to operate the touch panel display. The Dolphin 9550 stores the stylus inside the pistol-grip
handle.
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Side Panel Features
The following graphic shows the left, side panel:
IrDA
Port
Access Door to
SD Memory
Audio Jack
(2.5mm)
IrDA Port
The IrDA port communicates with IrDA-enabled devices such as PCs, printers, modems, or other Dolphin terminals.
The maximum data transfer speed is 115kbps.
SD Memory
The access door provides user access to the industry-standard SD memory interface. You can open the access
door to insert SD memory cards to expand the terminal’s memory capacity.
When the access door is fastened securely and properly, the memory interface is sealed against moisture and
particle intrusion, read/write data is stored securely, and the terminal’s environmental rating is preserved
The SD memory interface does not support SDIO.
For more information, see Memory on page 6-10.
Audio Jack
The 2.5mm audio jack supports both speaker (stereo) and microphone (mono) headsets.
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Bottom Panel Features
Hand Strap Clip
Mechanical Connector
Note: Signals referenced are for a DTE device.
Mechanical Connector
The bottom panel features a custom, industrial-grade connector with 17 pins. When seated in a Dolphin 9500 Series peripheral,
the terminal is powered, the main battery charged, and communication occurs via this connector. All Dolphin 9500 Series
peripherals are designed to work exclusively with this connector.
The 17-pin connector can communicate with Dolphin 9500 Series peripherals via RS-232 or USB. For RS-232, the maximum
communication speed is 115 Kbps with seven baud rate settings. For USB, the communication speed is up to 12 Mbps. If the
peripheral unit is connected to a PC, this connector also transmits data.
Powering Out
The mechanical connector also provides power out (to peripheral devices) 5V at 500mA. This means that, with the proper Hand
Held Products’ cable, the terminal can power another device. By default, power out is disabled. To enable power out, alter the
registry as follows:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Drivers\BuiltIn\Serial4]
Conn5Venable=1
Dolphin 9501 and Dolphin 9551
See Dolphin 9501 and Dolphin 9551 on page 11-1.
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Using the Touch Panel
Hand Held Products defines proper use of the terminal touch panel as using a screen protector and proper stylus. Screen
protectors maintain the ongoing integrity (i.e., prevent scratching) of the touch panel, which is why their use is recommended for
applications that require a high to medium level of interface with the touch panel, such as signature capture for proof of delivery.
Hand Held Products continues to advocate the use of screen protectors on all Dolphin devices. We recommend implementing a
screen protector replacement program to ensure that screen protectors are replaced periodically when signs of damage/wear
are noticeable. For general use, we recommend replacing the screen protector every thirty (30) days. However, replacement
cycles vary according to the average level of touch panel use in your application.
Replacement screen protectors can be purchased directly from Hand Held Products. Please contact a Hand Held Products sales
associate for details.
Hand Held Products also mandates use of a proper stylus, which is one that has a stylus tip radius of no less than 0.8mm. Use
of the Hand Held Products stylus included with the terminal is recommended at all times.
Hand Held Products warranty policy covers wear on the touch panel for the first 12 months provided that a screen protector is
applied and an approved stylus is used for the 12 month duration covered by the warranty.
Installing Your Screen Protector
1. Clean the touch panel thoroughly with a clean, non-abrasive, lint-free cloth. Make sure nothing else is still attached to the
touch panel.
2. Align the exposed section of the protector with the bottom edge of the touch panel. Make sure that it lies flush with each side
of the touch panel. To reposition, lift up gently and reapply.
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3. Apply the touch panel protector to your device by sliding the enclosed squeegee across the surface as you peel away the
backing.
4. Use the squeegee as necessary to smooth out any air pockets or bumps.
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Batteries
Dolphin terminals feature intelligent battery technology. There are two types of battery power: the main battery pack installed in
the back panel and the backup battery located inside the terminal. They are designed to work together to prevent data loss when
the terminal is in use over long periods. Both batteries must be completely charged before using a Dolphin terminal for the first
time.
Main Battery Pack
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Use only the Li-ion battery packs provided by Hand Held Products. The use of any battery pack not sold/manufactured by Hand
Held Products in Dolphin 9500 Series terminals will void your warranty and may result in damage to the Dolphin terminal or
battery.
The 7.4V, 14.8 watt hour Li-Ion battery pack is the primary power source for the Dolphin. The Li-Ion battery is designed to operate
in a temperature range of -10 to 50°C (14 to 122°F). For the location of the Li-Ion battery on the terminal, see Battery/Battery
Well on page 3-7.
Charging Options
When the Li-ion battery is installed in the terminal, use one of the following peripherals:
• Dolphin HomeBase (see page 12-1)
• Dolphin Mobile Base (see page 13-1)
• Dolphin ChargeBase (see page 14-1) or the Dolphin Net Base
• Dolphin Mobile Charger - connect the charger to the terminal and vehicle power port
Note: Make sure the mechanical connector on the terminal is properly connected to the peripheral and that the peripheral is
connected to the appropriate power supply.
When the Li-ion battery is not installed in the terminal:
• Place the battery pack in the Dolphin QuadCharger - see Charging Batteries in the QuadCharger on page 15-4.
• Place the battery pack in the Auxiliary Battery Well of the Dolphin HomeBase (see page 12-5)
Charging Time
The Li-ion battery pack requires four hours to charge completely.
Internal Backup Battery
Located inside the terminal, the backup battery is a 3.6 Volt nickel metal hydride (NiMH) battery.
The internal backup battery prevents the terminal from being reset if you need to remove and replace the main battery pack. It
retains RAM data and allows the real-time clock to remain operational for up to 30 minutes when the main battery pack is
removed. If the terminal is left without the main battery pack for more than 30 minutes, the internal backup battery needs to be
recharged to function according to its specifications.
Note: Data and programs stored in Flash memory are not lost even if the internal backup battery fails. However, you must reset
the real-time clock; see Set the Time and Date on page 2-4.
Charging
The internal backup battery is powered by the main battery pack. Therefore, charging the internal backup battery requires that
the main battery pack be installed in the terminal and the terminal be connected to a charging device.
The internal backup battery must be fully charged before using the terminal for the first time. The initial charge cycle takes
approximately eight hours. After that, if the internal backup battery becomes fully discharged of power, it requires a minimum of
10 hours of charging time to function normally.
Guidelines for Use
Follow these guidelines to maximize the life of the Dolphin’s internal backup battery:
• Keep a charged Li-Ion battery pack in the Dolphin terminal. The internal battery prematurely discharges if there is not at least
a partially charged battery in the terminal.
• Keep the Dolphin terminal connected to power when the terminal is not in use.
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Managing Battery Power
Data and files saved on Dolphin terminals may be stored in RAM memory, which does not persist through a hard reset. Therefore,
to help prevent data loss, maintain a continuous power supply to the terminal.
Letting the backup battery become fully discharged causes the terminal to lose all data in RAM. Therefore, you should keep a
charged battery pack in the Dolphin at all times. The internal battery discharges prematurely if there is not at least a partially
charged battery in the terminal. When you remove a battery pack, insert another charged battery pack in the Dolphin immediately.
Default Critical and Low Battery Points
Dolphin terminals are programmed to display warnings when the battery reaches critical and low battery points. There are two
DWORD value registry entries [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power] that set the warning
points. The default values for these entries are as follows:
“LowBatt”=19 (25%)
This sets the Low Battery point to 25 percent (19 hex=25 decimal). The low battery setting is the point
at which the user is notified that the battery is low by an icon in the Navigation bar . The user is notified
only once for a low battery.
“CriticalBatt”=a (10%)
This sets the Critical Battery point to 10 percent (a hex= 0 decimal). The critical battery setting is the
point at which the customer is warned that the battery charge is very low. This warning is posted every
3 minutes until the situation is corrected.
Status Notifications
Icons appear in the Navigation bar to indicate battery status.
The main battery pack is low (at 25% or less). If the main battery is low and the terminal is in suspend mode, pressing the
SCAN or Power button won’t wake the Dolphin terminal; you must replace the discharged battery with a battery charged
over 25% mark before you can resume terminal operation.
The main battery is critically low (at 10% or less).
The backup battery is low.
Setting Critical and Low Battery Points
Developers can reset these parameters in the registry from 0 (no warning) to 99 (would nearly always warn). Warnings do not
appear when the terminal is on external power.
You can review and set these battery points in the RegEdit Power Tool.
1. Tap Start > Power Tools > RegEdit.
2. Drill-down to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > System > CurrentControlSet > Control > Power.
3. Tap the Value Name to change the Value Data.
You can reset the Value Data from 0 (no warning) to 99 (would nearly always warn).
4. Tap OK to save changes.
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For more information about the RegEdit Power Tool, refer to the Dolphin Power Tools User’s Guide available for download at
www.handheld.com.
Checking Battery Power
Tap Start > Settings > System tab > Power. The Battery tab opens displaying the charge status of both the installed Li-ion
battery pack and the NiMH backup battery inside the terminal.
The Power system setting contains three tabs: Battery, Wireless, and Advanced. For more information, see Power on page 6-12.
Storing Batteries
To maintain optimal battery performance, follow these storage guidelines:
• Avoid storing batteries outside the specified range of -4 to 104° F (-20 to 40°C) or in extremely high humidity.
• For prolonged storage, do not keep batteries stored in a charger that is connected to a power source.
Guidelines for Battery Use and Disposal
The following are general guidelines for the safe use and disposal of batteries:
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Use only the battery supplied, recommended, or approved by Hand Held Products.
Replace defective batteries immediately; using a defective battery could damage the Dolphin terminal.
Never throw a used battery in the trash. It contains heavy metals and should be recycled according to local guidelines.
Don’t short-circuit a battery or throw it into a fire. It can explode and cause severe personal injury.
Excessive discharge damages a battery. Recharge the battery when your terminal indicates low battery power.
Although your battery can be recharged many times, it will eventually be depleted. Replace it after the battery is unable to
hold an adequate charge.
• If you are not sure the battery or charger is working properly, please send it to Hand Held Products or an authorized Hand
Held Products service center for inspection.
Maintenance
When needed, clean the image engine window and the LCD display with a clean, non-abrasive, lint-free cloth. The terminal can
be cleaned with a damp cloth.
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Dolphin 9500 Series Technical Specifications
System Architecture
Processor:
Intel X-Scale PXA255 400MHz
Development
Environment:
Dolphin SDK Add-on for Pocket PC 2003 supports Embedded Visual C++ 4.0
Dolphin .NET SDK for Pocket PC 2002 and 2003 supports Visual Studio.NET 2003 (VB.NET and
C#.NET)
Dolphin GSM/GPRS SDK Add-on for Pocket PC 2003 supports Embedded Visual C++ 4.0 and
Visual Studio.NET 2003
Operating Platform:
Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0
Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition (optional)
Third-Party
Software:
SOTI MobiControl (remote device management), PowerNet™ Terminal Emulation (TNVT, 3270,
5250), and ITScriptNet
Memory:
64MB RAM x 64MB non-volatile Flash
Data Inputs
Imager/Scanner:
See Dolphin 9500/9550 Image Engine Specifications on page 4-2.
See Laser Engine Specifications on page 11-1.
1D Symbologies:
See 1D Symbologies on page 4-3.
2D Symbologies:
See 2D Symbologies on page 4-3.
Composite Codes
See Composite Codes on page 4-3.
OCR Fonts:
See OCR Codes on page 4-3.
Keyboard Options:
See Using Dolphin Keyboards on page 5-1.
Data Outputs
Display:
See Touch Panel Display on page 3-5.
I/O Ports:
Custom, industrial-grade, mechanical connector supports
• USB communications at 12Mbps
• Serial RS-232 communication up to 115Kbps
• Charging via peripheral cradles or AC adapter cables
• Integrated IrDA port, speaker, and microphone
Mass Storage:
User-accessible Secure Digital (SD) memory interface
Wireless Radio Options
WLAN:
IEEE 802.11b DSSS
Authentication Methodologies: LEAP, MD5, TLS, TTLS, PEAP, and WEP
WWAN: (9500 only)
GSM/GPRS Quad-band radio (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) with accessible SIM card interface
WPAN:
Bluetooth radio
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Dolphin 9500 Series Technical Specifications
Physical
Dimensions:
9500/9550 – 9.6"L x 3.45"W x 1.66"D at display (24.53 x 8.76 x 4.23 cm), 2.7"W x 1.5"D at grip
(6.9 x 3.8 cm)
9501/9551 – 9.7”L x 3.45”W x 2.27”D at display (24.66 x 8.77 x 5.76 cm), 2.7"W x 1.5"D at grip
(6.9 x 3.8 cm)
Weight:
9500 Terminal – Batch: 19.7 oz. (558 gm), WLAN: 20.2 oz. (573 gm), WPAN: 20 oz. (567 gm),
WLAN/WPAN: 20.3 oz. (576 gm)
9501 Terminal – 22.65 oz. (642 gm), all versions
9550 Terminal – Batch: 23.4 oz. (663 gm), WLAN: 23.9 oz. (677.5 gm)
9551 Terminal – 25.8 oz. (732 gm), all versions
Operating
Temperature:
14 to 122°F (-10°C to 55°C)
The terminal can operate in temperatures lower than -20°C with potential degradation in performance depending on the application
Storage
Temperature:
-4° to 158°F (-20° to 70°C)
Humidity:
95% humidity, non-condensing
Electrical Static
Discharge:
15 KVA on all surfaces
Impact Resistance:
Withstands multiple 5ft. (1.5m) drops onto concrete
Environmental
Resistance:
Independently certified to meet IP64 standards for moisture and particle resistance
Power:
Lithium-Ion battery technology – 7.4V, 14.8 watt-hour main battery with hot-swappable design for
fast replacement in the field
Other:
Integrated stylus with optional tether and adjustable, removable hand strap
Peripherals &
Accessories
See Dolphin 9500 Series Peripherals on page 3-2.
See Dolphin 9500 Series Accessories on page 3-3.
Regulatory
Approvals
See Compliance Label Locations on page 1-1.
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Using Dolphin Mobile Computers
Today Screen
After the Dolphin terminal initializes the first time, you see the Today screen.
Tap to adjust the volume
Tap to change the date and time
Tap to open to change owner information
Your email messages
Your active tasks
You can also display the Today screen anytime by tapping Start and then Today.
Navigation Bar and Start Menu
The Navigation bar is located at the top of the screen that displays the active program and current time. It also provides access
to the Start menu, which allows you to open programs and access the system settings.
Start menu
Navigation bar
Tap to open a program
Tap to see
additional
programs
Tap to open a program you have recently used
Tap to see to customize your terminal
Command Bar
Use the Command bar at the bottom of the screen to perform tasks in programs. The Command bar includes popup menus and
the Soft Input Panel (SIP) button. The name of the menus here and the content changes according to the open application.
SIP Button
Menus
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Using the Image Engine
The Dolphin terminal houses a compact image engine that instantly reads popular 1D and 2D bar codes and supports omnidirectional aiming and decoding for greater flexibility in real-world settings. The image engine can also capture digital images,
such as signatures and pictures of damaged inventory.
Terminal
1D
2D
Image
Capture
Aiming
Omni-Directional
Aiming
Engine Options
Dolphin 9500
Y
Y
Y
Y
Dolphin 9550
Y
Y
Y
Green aiming beam or
Red High-Vis aiming
pattern
5100SR
5300SR
5100SF
Dolphin 9501
Y
N
N
Long-range laser aimer
N
Dolphin 9551
Y
N
N
Y
N
SE1200HP
SE1200LR
SE1200ALR
Dolphin 9500/9550 Image Engine Specifications
5100 Standard Range (5100SR)
5300 Standard Range (5300SR)
Code
Working
Range
8 mil Linear
(.020 cm)
10 mil
PDF417
(.025 cm)
13 mil UPC
(.033 cm)
15 mil QR
(.038 cm)
15 mil Data
Matrix
35 mil
MaxiCode
(.038 cm)
(.089 cm)
Near
3.4 in. (8.6 cm)
3 in. (7.6 cm)
2 in. (5.1cm)
3 in. (7.6 cm)
2.2 in. (5.6 cm)
1.9 in. (4.8 cm)
Far
7.5 in. (19 cm)
8.9 in.
(22.6 cm)
13.1 in.
(33.3 cm)
8.7 in. (22 cm)
10.1 in.
(25.6 cm)
12.9 in.
(32.7 cm)
7.5 mil Linear
10 mil Linear
10 mil
PDF417
13 mil UPC
15 mil Data
Matrix
(.017 cm)
(.019 cm)
(.025 cm)
(.025 cm)
(.033 cm)
(.038 cm)
Near
2.7 in. (6.8 cm)
2.4 in. (6.1 cm)
2.1 in. (5.3 cm)
2.1 in. (5.3 cm)
1.9 in. (4.8 cm)
1.7 in. (4.3 cm)
Far
5.9 in.
(14.9 cm)
6.4 in.
(16.2 cm)
7.5 in. (19 cm)
7.5 in. (19 cm)
8.8 in.
(22.3 cm)
7.4 in.
(18.8 cm)
5100 Smart Focus (5100SF)
Code
Working
Range
6.6 mil
PDF417
Note: The 5300 image engines contains a high-visibility aimer that projects aiming brackets around the bar code or image
preview for maximum viewability and aiming. For details, see 5300 Red High-Vis Aiming Pattern on page 4-5 and page
4-6.
Dolphin 9501/9551 Laser Engine Specifications
Dolphin 9501/9551 terminals can be equipped with one of three laser engines. For details, see Laser Engine Specifications on
page 11-1.
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Bar Code Symbologies Supported
Symbology type
Symbologies Supported
1D Symbologies
Codabar
Code 3 of 9
Code 11
Code 32 Pharmaceutical (PARAF)
Code 93
Code 128
EAN with Add-On and EAN with Extended Coupon Code
EAN-13
GS1 DataBar
Interleaved 2 or 5
Matrix 2 of 5
Plessey
PosiCode
Straight 2 of 5 IATA
Straight 2 of 5 Industrial
Telepen
Trioptic Code
UCC/EAN-128
UPC and UPC-A
2D Symbologies
Aztec
Code 16K
Composite
Data Matrix
GS1 DataBar
MaxiCode
OCR
PDF417
QR Code
Composite Codes
Aztec Mesa
Codablock F
EAN·UCC
GS1 DataBar 14
OCR Codes
OCR-A and OCR-B
Postal Codes
Postnet and most international 4 state codes
Australian Post
British Post
Canadian Post
China Post
Japanese Post
KIX (Netherlands) Post
Korea Post
Planet Code
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Decoding
The terminal supports two types of image decoding for use in various bar code reading and imaging applications: full-area
imaging and Advanced Linear Decoding (ALD).
Full-Area Imaging
Full-area imaging provides omni-directional reading of linear and non-linear 1D and 2D bar codes,
OCR, signature capture, and picture taking. When reading all bar code types using full-area imaging,
a positive read can be obtained from many positions; see Dolphin 9500/9550 Scanning Position
Options on page 4-5. To achieve the best read, the aiming beam should be centered horizontally
across the bar code.
ALD
ALD provides fast reading of linear and stacked linear bar codes. To achieve a positive read when
reading linear 1D and PDF417 bar codes, the green aiming beam should be centered horizontally
across the bar code. When ALD is enabled, the reader does not read matrix or postal codes.
To Decode a Bar Code
1. Point the Dolphin terminal directly at the bar code. The imager faces straight out the top panel.
The aiming beam should be oriented in line with the bar code to achieve optimal decoding. A range of 4-10 inches (10-25
cm) from the bar code is recommended.
2. Project the aiming beam or pattern by pressing and holding the SCAN key.
On the Dolphin 9550 and the Dolphin 9551, you can also press the Scan Trigger, page 3-8.
3. The scan LED lights red.
Decode LED
Scan LED
4. Center the aiming beam over the bar code; see Dolphin 9500/9550 Scanning Position Options on page 4-5.
5. When the bar code is successfully decoded, the decode LED lights green and the terminal beeps.
6. The bar code information is entered into the application in use.
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Dolphin 9500/9550 Scanning Position Options
The aiming beams are smaller when the terminal is held closer to the code and larger when it is farther from the code.
Symbologies with smaller bars or elements (mil size) should be read closer to the unit whereas symbologies with larger bars or
elements (mil size) should be read farther from the unit.
5100 Green Aiming Beam
Linear Bar Code
2D Matrix Symbol
5300 Red High-Vis Aiming Pattern
If your Dolphin terminal is configured with a 5300 imager, high-vis aimers frame the bar code for more intuitive aiming.
Dolphin 9501/9551 Scanning Position Options
For more information, see Laser Engine Specifications on page 11-1.
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Capturing Images
The image-capture process is an intuitive, split-second operation for experienced users. By following the basic guidelines, new
users can easily develop their own technique and, with practice, quickly learn to adapt it to different application environments.
Note: The Dolphin 9501 and Dolphin 9551 do not support image capture.
Image Preview
When the imaging process is initiated, Dolphin touch screens display a preview of the object. This is
a live video image of what the imager is currently viewing. The live video image has a slightly
degraded appearance compared to the captured image. This is normal.
Scan Key
The SCAN key captures images on both the Dolphin 9500 and Dolphin 9550 terminals. The SCAN
key is the only way to capture an image on the Dolphin 9500; however, on the Dolphin 9550, you can
also use the Scan Trigger on the pistol-grip handle.
Image Files
The terminal is capable of saving images in a number of industry-standard file formats such as *.bmp,
*.jpg and *.png. The default file format for images is a grayscale *.jpg.
The image quality and related file size are determined by the data compression method used by the
software application used to take images. The average size of the image file is approximately 4-8K.
However, the size of the image depends on the content of the image - the more complex the content,
the larger the file size.
For the highest quality image, take grayscale images.
Taking an Image
The following steps are basic guidelines for taking images:
1. Point the Dolphin terminal directly at the object. The imager points straight out the top panel.
2. To preview the image, press and hold the SCAN key.
On the Dolphin 9550, you can also press and hold the Scan Trigger, page 3-8.
3. The touch screen displays a preview of the object, and the decode and scan LEDs light red.
4. Adjust the terminal’s position until the object appears on the screen the way you want it to appear in the image.
5. Hold the terminal still and release the SCAN key or Scan Trigger. The scan and decode LEDs flash red, the screen flashes,
and the captured image appears on the screen.
6. Unless otherwise specified by the application in use, the image is saved to the \My Device\My Documents folder (Start >
Programs > File Explorer > My Device > My Documents).
5300 High-Vis Aiming Pattern
If your Dolphin terminal is configured with the 5300 imager, you can enable the aiming pattern for imaging in the Imaging Demo.
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1. Tap Start > Demos > Imaging Demo > Options menu > Aimer > Enable.
2. The aiming pattern is now enabled for imaging.
Note: You can also select the 2 or 5 second timeout options, which means that the aiming patter is on for 2 or 5 seconds and
then shuts off automatically.
Uploading Images
Image files can be uploaded to a host PC via Microsoft ActiveSync and a Dolphin communication peripheral or your wireless
radio connection.
Pop-Up Menus
With pop-up menus, you can quickly choose an action for a selected item. To access a pop-up menu, tap and hold the stylus on
the item name of the action you want to perform the action. When the menu appears, lift the stylus, and tap the action you want
to perform.
Tap anywhere outside the menu to close the menu without performing an action.
Selecting Programs
To see additional programs loaded on your terminal, tap Start > Programs. The Programs screen displays the programs that
are not listed on the Start menu. To open a program, tap once on the icon.
Note: Some programs have abbreviated labels underneath the icon. To see the full spelling of an abbreviated label, tap and hold
the stylus on the label. Drag the stylus off the label so that the command is not carried out.
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File Explorer
You can also use the File Explorer to find files and organize these files into folders. Tap Start > Programs > File Explorer.
Tap the Up button to move up one level in the directory.
You can move files in File Explorer by tapping and holding on the item you want to move, and then tapping Cut or Copy and
Paste on the pop-up menu.
Search
The Search feature on your Dolphin terminal helps you quickly locate information. Tap Start > Programs > Search
.
Enter the text you want to find, select a data type, and then tap Go to start the search. To quickly find information that is taking
up storage space, select Larger than 64 KB in the Type drop-down field.
Using the Soft Input Panel (SIP)
Use the SIP to enter information in any program on the Dolphin terminal. You can either tap on characters on the soft keyboard
or write on the touch screen using Block Recognizer (see page 4-9) or Letter Recognizer (see page 4-9). In either case, the
characters appear as typed text on the screen.
To show or hide the SIP, tap the SIP button
. When you tap on the SIP button
, the soft keyboard appears. This is the
default Keyboard mode that allows you to tap on letters and characters and have them appear on the screen.
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When you use the SIP, your terminal anticipates the word you are typing or writing and displays it above the input panel. When
you tap the displayed word, it is inserted into your text at the insertion point. The more you use your Dolphin terminal, the more
words it learns to anticipate.
Note: To change word suggestion options, such as the number of words suggested at one time, see Input Panel Options on
page 6-4.
Also, a small arrow appears to the right of the button
. Tap this arrow to see more SIP options.
Tap Options to see the Input Panel Options (see page 6-4).
Using the Block Recognizer
With Block Recognizer you can input character strokes using the stylus. Tap the arrow next to the Input Panel button and then
Block Recognizer.
When you write a letter, it is converted to typed text that appears on the screen. For specific instructions on using Block
Recognizer, tap the question mark next to the writing area when Block Recognizer is open
.
Using the Letter Recognizer
With Letter Recognizer you can write letters using the stylus just as you would on paper. Tap the arrow next to the Input Panel
button and then Letter Recognizer. When you write a letter, it is converted to typed text that appears on the screen. For specific
instructions on using Letter Recognizer, with Letter Recognizer open, tap the question mark next to the writing area.
Selecting Text
To edit or format typed text, select it by dragging the stylus across the text. Then, use the commands on the pop-up menu to cut,
copy, and paste the selected text.
Writing on the Screen
In any program that accepts writing, such as the Notes program, and in the Notes tab in Calendar, Contacts, and Tasks, you can
use your stylus to write directly on the screen as you would on paper. To write on the screen, tap the Pen button to switch to
writing mode. This action displays lines on the screen to help you write.
Note: Some programs that accept writing may not have the Pen button. See the documentation for that program to find out how
to switch to writing mode.
To Select Writing
If you want to edit or format writing, you must select it first.
1. Tap and hold the stylus next to the text you want to select until the insertion point appears.
2. Without lifting, drag the stylus across the text you want to select.
If you accidentally write on the screen, tap Tools, then Undo and try again. You can also select text by tapping the Pen button to
deselect it and then dragging the stylus across the screen.
You can cut, copy, and paste written text in the same way you work with typed text: tap and hold the selected words and then
tap an editing command on the pop-up menu, or tap the command on the Edit menu.
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Drawing on the Screen
Drawing on the screen is similar to writing on the screen. The difference between writing and drawing on the screen is how you
select items and how they can be edited. To create a drawing, cross three ruled lines on your first stroke. A drawing box appears.
Subsequent strokes in or touching the drawing box become part of the drawing. Drawings that do not cross three ruled lines will
be treated as writing.
Note: You may want to change the zoom level so that you can more easily work on or view your drawing. Tap Tools and then
a zoom level.
Selecting a Drawing
To edit or format a drawing, tap and hold the stylus on the drawing until the selection handle appears. To select multiple drawings,
deselect the Pen button and then drag to select the drawings you want.
You can cut, copy, and paste selected drawings by tapping and holding the selected drawing and then tapping an editing
command on the pop-up menu, or by tapping the command on the Edit menu. To resize a drawing, make sure the Pen button is
not selected, and drag a selection handle.
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Using Dolphin Keyboards
Keyboard Options
There are three keyboards available in the Dolphin 9500 Series:
35-key numeric/alpha keyboard
43-key alpha/numeric keyboard
56-key full alpha/numeric keyboard
All three keyboards
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•
•
•
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Are backlit for easy viewing in various lighting conditions.
Have centrally-located keys for both right- and left-hand operation.
Have keys and overlays with a silver background to enhance readability.
Contain function, navigation and modifier keys.
Are color-coded for ease-of use.
Common Buttons
See Using the Function Keys on page 5-2.
See Using the Navigation Keys on page 5-3.
See Using the Modifier Keys on page 5-3.
Keyboard Combinations
See 35-Key Numeric/Alpha Keyboard on page 5-5.
See 43-Key Alpha/Numeric Keyboard on page 5-7.
See 56-Key Full Alpha/Numeric Keyboard on page 5-10.
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Using the Function Keys
These keys and/or functions appear on all three Dolphin 9500 Series keyboards.
Name
Key
Function
Backlight
Turns the keyboard backlight on and off.
Note: To see the keyboard better in low-light conditions, press the keyboard backlight
button once.
Backspace
(BKSP)
This key appears on both the 35- and 56-key keyboards. The BKSP key moves the
cursor back one space each time the key is pressed. If you are typing text, it deletes
the previous character each time it is pressed.
On the 43-key keyboard, the backspace is a shifted function; press Red + SP to
backspace. To delete a single character, press Red + SP. To delete multiple
characters, press Red + SP and hold the SP key.
Delete
(DEL)
This key appears on both the 35- and 56-keyboard. The Delete key deletes the next
character forward each time the key is pressed. On the 43-key keyboard, delete is a
shifted function; press Red + the Backlight key to delete.
Enter (ENT)
The Enter key confirms data entry.
Escape
(ESC)
The Escape key performs a cancel action.
Power Key
The Power key puts the terminal in and wakes the terminal from suspend mode; see
Suspend Mode on page 2-6.
SCAN Key
The SCAN key activates the scan and “wakes” the terminals from sleep mode. Its
position allows convenient one-handed image-taking and/or bar code decoding.
Space (SP)
The Space key moves the cursor one space.
Tab
The Tab key moves the cursor to the next tab stop or the next control (on a form).
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Using the Navigation Keys
Located in the center of each keyboard for easy access with either hand, the navigation keys navigate the cursor through
application screens.
Button
Function
Button
Function
Moves the cursor up one row or line.
Page up
&
Moves the cursor down one row or line.
Page down
&
Moves the cursor one character to the right.
Volume up
&
Moves the cursor one character to the left.
Volume down
&
Note: Additional functionality varies according to the application in use.
Using the Modifier Keys
Name & Key
Function
Shift
The SFT key modifies only the next key pressed; it must be pressed before each key
you wish to modify. SFT toggles the keyboard between uppercase alphabet mode and
lowercase alphabet mode.
Use SFT toggle Caps Lock on and off by double-tapping it or by pressing SFT + the
Red modifier key. When Caps Lock is toggled on, characters are uppercase; when
toggled off, characters are lowercase.
ALT and CTRL
Functions of the ALT and CTRL keys depend on the software application in use and the
keys pressed in combination with each.
Blue and Red
The blue and red keys are used in combination with other keys to type special
characters and perform system functions. Each key modifies only the next key pressed.
The overlay of each keyboard is color-coded to indicate the character typed or function
performed when specific keys are pressed immediately after the blue or red modifier
key.
Sticky Key Functionality–ALT and CTRL
Dolphin 9500 terminals support sticky key functionality for the ALT and CTRL keys, which means that you don’t have to press
and hold the ALT and CTRL keys when you press the next key. Instead, you can tap ALT or CTRL and then the next key.
You need to open RegEdit and enable the \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\KEYBD key.
1. Tap Start > Power Tools > RegEdit
.
2. Tap the +-\ sign.
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3. Tap HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > HARDWARE > DEVICEMAP > KEYBD.
4. In the bottom half of the window, double-tap the StickyCtrlAlt key and change the Value Data from “0” to “1.”
5. Tap OK, then OK in the upper right corner to save the change to the registry.
6. Press the CTRL and ALT keys in combination with other keys to verify that you do not need to hold them down while you
press the next key.
For an example of CTRL and ALT key combinations, see General Windows Keyboard Shortcuts on page 5-13.
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35-Key Numeric/Alpha Keyboard
SCAN key
Power key
Escape key
Shift key
Tab key
Alpha Lock key
Enter key
Navigation keys
Alpha Lock Indicators
Space key
Delete key
Function keys
Backspace key
Backlight key
CTRL, Blue, Red, ALT Modifier keys
Alpha Lock Key (ALPHA)
The Alpha Lock key appears only on the 35-key keyboard. The Alpha Lock key enables you to toggle between the numeric and
alpha modes. Numeric mode is when you type numbers with the number keys. Alpha mode is when you type letters with the
number keys. The 35-key keyboard defaults to numeric mode.
On the overlay, there are Alpha Lock Indicators above number keys 2-9 that specify the letter that will be typed when you press
that number key in alpha mode.
Please note that when pressing number keys in alpha mode, you must use the same multi-press method you would use when
typing letters on a phone keypad. Each key press will type the next letter in the sequence displayed in the Alpha Lock Indicator.
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35-Key Blue Key Combinations
Key Combination
Function/Special Character
Blue key + SP
+
Blue key + DEL
-
Blue key + F1
;
Blue key + F2
:
Blue key + F3
/
Blue key + F4
\
Blue key + BKSP
START
Blue key + F5
_
Blue key + F6
@
35-Key Alpha Mode Key Combinations
The 35-key keyboard defaults to numeric mode. To switch to alpha mode, press the ALPHA key once. In alpha mode, when you
press a number key, you type the letter indicated by the alpha lock indicators over the key.
Key/Key
Combination
Function/Special Character
Press the ALPHA key once to switch to alpha mode.
ALPHA + 1
When you press the 1 key repeatedly, the following characters type in the following
sequence:
.,‘?!-
ALPHA + SFT + 1
! < >
ALPHA + SFT + 2
@
ALPHA + SFT + 3
#
ALPHA + SFT + 4
$
ALPHA + SFT + 5
%
ALPHA + SFT + 6
^
ALPHA + SFT + 7
&
ALPHA + SFT + 8
*
ALPHA + SFT + 9
(
ALPHA + SFT + 0
)
Please note that when typing in alpha mode, you must use the same multi-press method you would use when typing letters on
a phone keypad. Each key press will type the next letter in the sequence as displayed by the alpha lock indicators over the
number keys.
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43-Key Alpha/Numeric Keyboard
SCAN key
Escape key
Power key
Shift key
Tab key
Number Lock key
Enter key
Navigation keys
Number Lock Pad
Number Lock
Indicators
Backlight key (use with SFT to delete)
Space key (use with SFT to backspace)
CTRL, Blue, Red, ALT Modifier keys
Number Lock (NUM)
The Number Lock key and Number Lock Pad and Indicators appear only on the 43-key keyboard. The Number Lock key
enables you to toggle between the alpha and numeric modes. Alpha mode is when you type letters with the letter keys. Numeric
mode is when you type numbers with the letter keys. On the 43-key keyboard, alpha mode is the default.
The Number Lock Indicators above the letter keys in the Number Lock Pad specify the number or character that will be typed
when you press that letter key in numeric mode.
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43-Key Blue Key Combinations
Key Combination
Function/Special Character
Blue key + D
-
Blue key + H
_
Blue key + L
=
Blue key + P
+
Blue key + Q
;
Blue key + R
:
Blue key + S
*
Blue key + T
/
Blue key + U
@
Blue key + X
\
Blue key + Y
START
43-Key Red Key Combinations
Key Combination
Function/Special Character
Red key + ESC
Lightens Contrast*
Red key + TAB
Darkens Contrast*
Red key + SFT
Toggles on Caps Lock
Red key + Q
F1
Red key + R
F2
Red key + S
F3
Red key + T
F4
Red key + U
F5
Red key + V
F6
Red key + W
F7
Red key + X
F8
Red key + Z
Insert
Red key + SP
Backspace
Red key + BKSP
Delete
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43-Key Num Lock Key Combinations
The 43-key keyboard defaults to alpha mode. To switch to num lock mode, press the NUM key once. In Num Lock mode, when
you press a letter key, you type the number indicated by the num lock indicators over the key.
Key/Key Combination
Function/Special Character
Press the NUM key only once to switch to num lock mode.
NUM + SFT + A
!
NUM + SFT + B
@
NUM + SFT + C
#
NUM + SFT + E
$
NUM + SFT + F
%
NUM + SFT + G
^
NUM + SFT + I
&
NUM + SFT + J
*
NUM + SFT + K
(
NUM + SFT + M
>
NUM + SFT + N
)
NUM + SFT + O
<
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56-Key Full Alpha/Numeric Keyboard
SCAN key
Power key
Escape key
Backlight key
Tab key
Enter key
Shift key
Navigation keys
Insert key
Space key
Backspace key
Delete key
CTRL, Blue, Red, ALT Modifier keys
Note: To type a “Z” on this keyboard, press Red + Y.
56-Key Blue Key Combinations
Key Combination
Function/Special Character
Blue key + .
+
Blue key + ,
-
Blue key + A
;
Blue key + B
@
Blue key + E
_
Blue key + F
:
Blue key + K
/
Blue key + P
\
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Key Combination
Function/Special Character
Red key + ESC
Lightens Contrast*
Red key + TAB
Darkens Contrast*
Red key + SFT
Toggles on Caps Lock
Red key + A
F1
Red key + B
F2
Red key + C
F3
Red key + D
F4
Red key + E
F5
Red key + F
F6
Red key + G
F7
Red key + H
F8
Red key + I
F9
Red key + J
F10
Red key + K
F11
Red key + L
F12
Red key + M
F13
Red key + N
F14
Red key + O
F15
Red key + P
F16
Red key + Q
F17
Red key + R
F18
Red key + S
F19
Red key + T
F20
Red key + U
F21
Red key + V
F22
Red key + W
F23
Red key + X
F24
Red key + Y
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Key Combination
Function/Special Character
SFT + 1
!
SFT + 2
@
SFT + 3
#
SFT + 4
$
SFT + 5
%
SFT + 6
^
SFT + 7
&
SFT + 8
*
SFT + 9
(
SFT + 0
)
SFT +.
>
SFT +,
<
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General Windows Keyboard Shortcuts
Press these keys,
To…
CTRL + C
Copy
CTRL + X
Cut
CTRL + V
Paste
CTRL + Z
Undo
DELETE
Delete
CTRL + RIGHT ARROW
Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word.
CTRL + LEFT ARROW
Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word.
CTRL + DOWN ARROW
Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph.
CTRL + UP ARROW
Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph.
SHIFT with any of the arrow keys
Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select
text within a document.
CTRL+ A
Select all.
ALT + ENTER
View properties for the selected item.
ALT + TAB
Switch between open items.
ALT + ESC
Cycle through items in the order they were opened.
ALT + Tap on Touch screen
Right-click
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.
BACKSPACE
View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer.
ESC
Cancel the current task.
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Settings
Overview
Customized settings are available from the Start menu. Tap Start > Settings and settings screen opens. Settings consists of
three tabs:
Personal Tab
System Tab
Connections Tab
Personal
Customize buttons, set SIP options, and adjust headset settings; see Personal Tab on page 6-2.
System
Adjust system settings; see System Tab on page 6-8.
Connections
Establish network connections settings; see Connections Tab on page 6-16.
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Personal Tab
To access the Personal tab, tap Start > Settings. The screen opens to the Personal tab.
Button Name
Description
See
Buttons
Customize keyboard buttons to perform functions.
Buttons on page 6-3.
Headset
Adjust audio settings for headset use.
Headset Control on page 6-5.
Input
Customize the SIP.
Input Panel Options on page 6-4.
Lock
Password protect the terminal to limit access to your device.
Menus
Customize the Start and New menus.
MSN Options
Opens addition options associated with MSN.
Owner Information
Enter your contact information.
Ringtones
Allows you to choose customer ringtones for your GSM phone.
This option appears only on Dolphin 9500 Series units with a GSM radio installed.
Sounds &
Notifications
Set the sound volume, enable and disable sounds for
specific actions, and set sound parameters for system
notifications.
Today
Customize the look and information that is displayed on the Today screen.
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Menus–Modifying the Start Menu
on page 6-6.
Notifications on page 6-7.
Personal settings are stored in RAM memory. They are replaced by system defaults after each hard reset. For more information
about resets, see Resetting the Terminal on page 2-6.
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Buttons
Buttons programs keyboard buttons to launch applications or execute commands. The default button assignments that appear
on the Buttons window are inactive until you enable the HotKeys Power Tool.
To Enable HotKeys
1. Tap Start > Power Tools.
2. Tap the HotKeys icon once
. HotKeys activates the button assignments in Buttons.
3. Verify the assignment by tapping the button on the keyboard.
For more information about the HotKeys Power Tool, refer to the Dolphin Power Tools User’s Guide, which is available for
download from www.handheld.com.
Button Assignments
1. After HotKeys is enabled, tap Start > Settings > Personal tab > Buttons.
Note: The buttons that appear on this window are the only buttons that can be programmed via the Buttons setting. You cannot
add buttons to this window.
2. To change button assignment, tap on the name of the application in the Assignment column and select a program or
command in the Assign a program drop down list.
3. Tap OK to save.
Available Applications
The Assign a program list contains the applications installed on the terminal. If there is a program installed that you would like
to see in this list, paste a Shortcut to the program in the \\Windows\Start Menu\Programs folder. For instructions about
creating shortcuts, see Using File Explorer on page 6-6.
Additional Functions
The Assign a program list also contains the following commands:
Command
Description
<Input Panel>
Opens the soft input panel.
<None>
Nothing happens when the button is pressed.
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Command
Description
<OK/Close>
Performs the same function as tapping OK on the screen.
<Scroll Down>
Scrolls down in the open application.
<Scroll Left>
Scrolls left in the open application.
<Scroll Right>
Scrolls right in the open application.
<Scroll Up>
Scrolls up in the open application.
<Start Menu>
Opens the Start menu.
<Today>
Opens the Today screen.
Input Panel Options
The following graphics are the tab windows where you can customize the input panel to your preferences:
Input Method Tab
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Headset Control
The Headset Control setting enables you to adjust audio settings while using a headset.
Stereo headphone
Select this option if you are using a headset for audio output only. If so, you need to use the microphone on the
terminal (Microphone, page 3-7) for audio input; i.e., listen via the headset and speak into the microphone. These
types of headsets usually contain two earpieces for stereo sound. Tap OK to save your selection.
Telephone (mono with mic)
Select this option if you are using a headset that also contains a microphone. When this option is selected, you
speak into the microphone on the headset and not the microphone on the terminal. These types of headsets usually
have one earpiece for mono audio. Tap OK to save your selection.
Mic Volume
These options enable you to adjust the audio level of the microphone; Normal is the default setting.
These settings apply to the selected Headset Type:
Stereo headphone
Telephone (mono with mic)
Adjusts the volume on the terminal’s microphone (Microphone, page 3-7).
Adjusts the volume on the headset’s microphone.
Tap OK to save your selection. This setting does not work if you are using a GSM radio for two-way voice
communication; see Audio Modes on page 10-3.
Headset Volume
The slider enables you to adjust the speaker volume (audio output) of the headset. Move the slider from Mute to
High depending on your preference. The volume adjusts automatically as you move the slider. These headset
volume settings apply to both Headset Types.
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Menus–Modifying the Start Menu
You can add existing programs you use often, such as File Explorer, to the Start menu. You are not installing or moving the
program itself, you are simply creating a shortcut to the program from the Start menu.
You can modify the Start menu,
• Using Menus (page 6-6),
• Using File Explorer (page 6-6), or
• Using ActiveSync on the Desktop (page 6-7)
Using Menus
1. Tap Start > Settings > Personal tab > Menus.
2. Select the program you want to add and tap OK to save.
3. Tap the Start menu.
4. Verify that the shortcut to the program appears on the Start menu.
Note: You can also remove shortcuts from the Start menu by de-selecting them here and tapping OK.
Using File Explorer
We recommend that you Copy and Paste Shortcut so that you do not alter your program configurations by accident. If you Cut
and Paste the program itself, you will be removing the program from its proper location, which means that the program might not
run properly. Using Copy and Paste Shortcut ensures that the program files remain where they need to be to function properly.
1. Tap Start > Programs > File Explorer. To see a list of all folders, tap the folder name and then My Device.
2. Navigate to the program.
3. Tap and hold on the program, then tap Copy on the pop-up menu.
4. Navigate to the Windows folder and open the Start Menu (My Device > Windows > Start Menu), tap and hold a blank area
of the window, and tap Paste Shortcut on the pop-up menu.
5. Tap the Start menu.
6. Verify that the shortcut to the program now appears on the Start menu.
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Using ActiveSync on the Desktop
You can use the Explore feature of ActiveSync on your desktop computer to navigate through the files on your Dolphin terminal.
The process is essentially the same, except that you are using Windows Explorer on the PC to create and paste the shortcut.
1. Tap ActiveSync > Explore.
2. Navigate to the program.
3. Right-click on the program and select Create Shortcut.
4. Select the shortcut, right-click, and select Cut.
5. Navigate to the Start Menu folder (Windows > Start Menu).
6. Right-click on an empty area and select Paste.
7. On the terminal, tap the Start menu.
8. Verify that program appears on the Start menu.
See ActiveSync Help for more information about using ActiveSync.
Notifications
Notifications remind you when you have something to do. For example, if you’ve set up an appointment in Calendar, a task with
a due date in Tasks, or an alarm in Clock, you’ll be notified in any of the following ways:
• A message box appears on the screen.
• A sound, which you can specify, is played.
The options you choose here apply throughout the terminal.
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System Tab
The System tab enables you to verify and sometimes alter system parameters. To access the System tab, tap Start > Settings
> System tab. Tap the appropriate icon to open that system setting.
About
The About system setting displays specific information about what is loaded on the terminal. It contains three tabs: Version,
Device ID, and Copyrights.
Version Tab
Displays the information about the software, operating system, and processor of the terminal.
Device ID Tab
Displays the information the terminal uses to identify itself to other devices. It can be important to
know this information if the Dolphin terminal is going to be part of a networked system of devices.
Copyrights Tab
Device name:
Displays the system’s default name. This is the name used by ActiveSync.
Description:
Displays the description of the device ID.
Displays important copyright information.
Backlight
The backlight for the display is programmed to turn off after the period of time specified in the Backlight Setting. To turn the display
backlight back on, simply tap anywhere on the touch screen.
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The Backlight Setting has two tabs: Battery and External; the options on each tab are the same. The Battery tab determines
display backlight settings when the terminal is running on battery power. The External tab determines display backlight settings
when the terminal is powered by an external source, such as a Hand Held Products cable.
Field
Description
Turn off backlight
Select how many minutes you want to elapse before the backlight
automatically turns off.
Turn on backlight
Select this option if you want the backlight to turn on when a button is
pressed or the touch screen is tapped.
Dim backlight if
Select how many minutes you want to elapse before the backlight dims.
Backlight Intensity
Move the slider to set the intensity of the backlight.
OK
Tap OK to save settings. The display backlight functions according to the
settings saved on each tab.
ClearType Tuner
Dolphin terminals display support ClearType font rendering. ClearType is a Microsoft technology that increases the readability
of text on LCD displays.
After you enable ClearType font rendering in the Screen setting (Screen, page 6-14), you can adjust the render level. Use the
slider to adjust the appearance of the sample type on the screen and tap OK. For more information about ClearType font
rendering, visit: www.microsoft.com/typography/cleartype/what.htm?fname=%20&fsize=
Clock
This setting sets the system clock. Appointments, scheduled events, and any function on a schedule runs off this setting. You
need to set the time zone and time after each hard reset; see Set the Time and Date on page 2-4.
CPU Speed
The Central Processing Unit (CPU) always runs at the default speed of 400MHz.
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Memory
There are two kinds of memory:
Main Board/IPSM
64MB RAM x 64MB non-volatile Flash
Secure Digital (SD) Card Each terminal has an SD memory interface for additional application and data storage. You can order
memory cards to increase memory. Each terminal contains an access door on the side panel that
makes the SD memory interface user-accessible; see Access Door to SD Memory on page 3-10.
The Memory system setting displays capacity and usage statistics for both RAM (volatile) and IPSM/Storage Card (non-volatile)
memory. Access this setting whenever you receive system messages about memory.
There are three tabs: Main, Storage Card, and Running Programs.
Main Tab
This tab displays the usage statistics of the 64MB of on-board, volatile RAM memory.
Field
Description
Columns
Storage: The part of RAM memory used for storing programs and program data.
Program: The part of RAM memory used to run programs.
Total
Displays the current MB of memory allocated for Storage and Program use.
In use
Displays the total MB of that allocated memory being used in Storage and Program memory functions.
Free
Displays the total MB of memory available for Storage and Programs use.
Storage Card Tab
This tab displays the current capacity and usage statistics of the selected memory type; IPSM or
Storage Card. Select the memory type from the drop-down list. IPSM is selected by default.
Total storage card
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In use
The MB currently being used.
Free
The MB that is still available for use.
IPSM—Short for Internal Persistent Storage Manager, this is the 14MB of on-board Flash memory
that is non-volatile. Because this memory is non-volatile, data or programs stored in IPSM are not
affected when power is removed. Autoinstall programs, for example, are stored in IPSM so that they
are always installed at cold-boot startup.
Storage Card—You can install one memory card in Dolphin terminals (see Access Door on page 36). If a storage card is installed in the terminal, you can select it in the drop-down list and see capacity
and usage statistics for the card.
Running Programs Tab Displays the software programs currently using Storage memory.
Check this tab when you are receiving out of memory errors or when the mobile computer is running slowly. You can
• Select a program in the list and tap Stop to stop it from running (and therefore from using memory), or
• Tap Stop All to automatically stop all running programs.
Anytime you stop a running program, it frees up RAM memory. Be advised that, when you stop a program here, any unsaved
data in that program is lost. To free up memory without risking data loss, return to the running program, save your data, and close
the application.
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Find Link
Underneath the three Memory tabs is a link to the Find window that enables you to search for
large files using storage memory.
Clicking this link opens the Search screen with Larger than 64KB already selected in the Type
field. To perform a search, enter the search criteria in the Find field and tap Search in the lower
left corner.
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Power
Power system settings contains three tabs: Battery, Wireless, and Advanced.
Battery Tab
Displays the remaining charge of both the main and backup batteries. For more information about the terminal’s
batteries, see Batteries on page 3-14.
Wireless Tab
Determines the power settings for your wireless connection.
Select Wireless signals off when you don’t want to use system power to power up the radio(s).
Select Wireless signals on when you want the radio to use system power to transmit. This is the default setting.
The list contains the radio firmware installed in the terminal. The selected items are the items using system power.
Advanced Tab
Determines power time-outs.
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For On battery power, select the number of minutes of inactivity you want to pass before the terminal powers off
when running on battery power.
For On external power, select the number of minutes of inactivity you want to pass before the terminal powers off
when running on external power.
Options below the tabs
Adjust backlight opens the Backlight settings so that you can make adjustments to conserve power usage; see
Backlight on page 6-8.
Change beam opens beam settings so that you can make adjustments to conserve power usage; see Using
Infrared on page 7-6. (You would turn off receiving capabilities to conserve power.)
You can also set automatic turn-off times for the terminal to conserve power.
When the device is “turned off,” that means that it goes into Suspend Mode (see page 2-6).
Regional Settings
Regional Settings enables you to customize the appearance and formatting to your geographic region. Specifically, you can
customize numbers (number of decimal places allowed, for example), currency (using the $ or €€ symbol, for example), time, and
date. These specifications apply to all screens, including the Today screen. To see specific settings or change a specific setting,
tap on one of the tabs, make the change and tap OK to save it.
Remove Programs
The Remove Programs settings enables you to remove programs installed on the terminal. Use this setting to troubleshoot when
you receive messages that the device is out of memory. The programs removed are removed from RAM memory. Any program
(usually *.cab or *.dll files) stored in the Autoinstall folder (My Device > IPSM > Autoinstall) will re-install after the next hard reset.
For information about the Autoinstall process, see Let Autoinstall Run on page 2-4.
For information about the hard reset process, see Hard Reset (Cold Boot) on page 2-6.
1. Tap the Remove Programs icon.
2. In the list, select a program and tap Remove. The following message appears:
3. Tap Yes. Wait while the program is removed.
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4. Verify that the program no longer appears in the list.
Screen
Note: By default, dynamic screen rotation (i.e., the ability to switch between landscape and portrait orientation) is disabled on
Dolphin terminals. Please consult the Dolphin SDK Add-on to find out how to enable dynamic screen rotation.
There are three tabs: Alignment, Clear Type, and Text Size. Screen opens to the Alignment tab.
Alignment Tab
On this tab, you can re-align the screen. You first align the screen at bootup. Re-align the screen again if tapping
buttons or icons with the stylus no longer seems to work appropriately. For more information, see Align the Screen
on page 2-3.
ClearType Tab
The displays of Dolphin terminals support ClearType font rendering. ClearType is a Microsoft technology that
increases the readability of text on LCD displays.
To enable ClearType font rendering, select Enable ClearType and tap OK.
To adjust the level of ClearType font rendering, use the ClearType Tuner; see ClearType Tuner on page 6-9.
For more information about ClearType font rendering, visit: www.microsoft.com/typography/cleartype/
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The Text Size tab enables you to perform font scaling within certain views of the Today screen, Contacts, Calendar,
Messaging, and Tasks. This means that you can increase or decrease the point size of the font on application
windows.
This is the default font size setting. To change the font size, move the slider toward Smallest or Largest. The
Example text changes to reflect the font change. Tap OK to save the new font size setting.
Default Font Size
Largest Font Size
uPhone Settings
If you have a GSM/GPRS radio installed on your terminal the uPhone Settings icon appears on the System tab. For details, see
Wireless WAN (WWAN) Communications with GSM/GPRS on page 10-1.
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Connections Tab
Icon
Description
See
802.11b Settings
Configures the 802.11b radio.
This icon appears only if an 802.11b radio is installed
on the terminal.
Wireless LAN (WLAN) Communications
with 802.11b, page 8-1
Beam
Verifies and adjusts infrared settings of the IrDA port.
Using Infrared, page 7-6
Connections
Configures network connections; this is the
Connections Manager.
Connections Tab, page 6-16
IrDA
Enables and disables the IrDA port so that the port can
be used by the Bluetooth radio.
This icon appears only if a Bluetooth radio is installed
on the terminal.
Verify That the IrDA Port is Enabled,
page 7-6
Radio Manager
Enables and disables the radios installed on the
terminal.
Radio Options, page 7-9
Network Cards
Displays network cards installed in the terminal.
Network Cards, page 6-18
uPhone GPRS
Configures GPRS settings for the GSM radio.
This icon appears only if a GSM/GPRS radio is
installed on the terminal.
Wireless WAN (WWAN)
Communications with GSM/GPRS,
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Server-Assigned IP Addresses
Server-assigned IP addresses use Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
Zero-Config Wi-Fi
The zero-config Wi-Fi feature of Windows Mobile is disabled on Dolphin 9500 series mobile computers.
Connections Manager
Microsoft’s connection manager sets up various network connections to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) via external modem.
All server-assigned IP addresses use Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
If you are using one of the on-board wireless radios to connect to a network, do not enter network parameters in the connections
manager. The Dolphin terminal uses the radio’s settings to connect to the network.
Note: The zero-config Wi-Fi feature of Windows Mobile is disabled on Dolphin terminals.
To open the connections manager, tap Start > Settings > Connections tab > Connections icon
manager queries the system configuration and opens displaying the Tasks tab.
. The connections
Task Tab
The Task tab enables you to initially configure, then manage network settings when using a modem. Select an item in this list
and then complete the setup screens that follow with the appropriate information for your network.
My ISP
The links under this heading enables you to add and manage modem connections to an ISP. To complete the setup screens,
obtain the following information from your ISP:
•
•
•
•
ISP dial-up access telephone number
Username
Password
TCP/IP settings
My Work Network
These links enable you to establish the following connections types:
•
•
•
Modem
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Proxy server connection
To complete the setup screens, obtain the network parameters from your system administrator.
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Proxy Server Connections
If you are connected to your ISP or private network during synchronization, the terminal should download the proper proxy
settings during synchronization with the PC. If these settings are not on your PC or need to be changed, ask your ISP or network
administrator for the proxy sever name, server type, port, type of Socks protocol used, and your user name and password.
Modify an Existing Connection
Manage Existing Connections appears on the Connections tab after at least one network connection has been established.
Tap Manage Existing Connections on this tab and follow the setup screens. You will usually be walked through the same setup
screens used to establish the connection.
Advanced Tab
The Advanced tab enables you to select the default network, dialing rules, and IP address exceptions for modem connections.
Note: You should not need to change Advanced settings because most ISPs now use DHCP addresses.
Online Help
For more information about modem connection setup, consult the online help on the setup screens by tapping the Help icon
.
Creating a Wireless Network Connection
On Dolphin terminals, wireless networks need to be configured according to the radio installed in the terminal.
For more information about 802.11b radios, see Wireless LAN (WLAN) Communications with 802.11b on page 8-1.
For more information about Bluetooth radios, see Wireless PAN (WPAN) Communications with Bluetooth on page 9-1.
For more information about GSM/GPRS radios, see Wireless WAN (WWAN) Communications with GSM/GPRS on page 10-1.
Network Cards
To see the network cards installed on the terminal,
1. Tap Start > Settings > Connections > Network Cards.
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2. In the list, tap on an adapter to review its settings. (Server-assigned IP addresses use DHCP.)
3. If you make a change on one of these tabs, tap OK. The following message appears:
4. You must perform a soft reset to update the registry; see Soft Reset (Warm Boot) on page 2-12. During the soft reset, the
new registry entries created by the changes can be read by the applications that need them.
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Do NOT perform a hard reset (see Hard Reset (Cold Boot) on page 2-12) after modifying an adapter here. Hard resets return the
terminal to factory defaults, which means that any network adapter modifications are lost.
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Communications
Communication Options
You can exchange information between your Dolphin terminal and other mobile devices, a desktop computer, a network, or the
Internet. You have the following connection options:
• Connect to your desktop computer and synchronize via Microsoft ActiveSync v4.1 or higher.
• Use the infrared (IrDA) port to send and receive files between two devices.
Mechanical Connector
The 17-pin, industrial-grade, mechanical connector on the bottom panel is designed to work only with communication and
charging peripherals sold/manufactured by Hand Held Products. Via these peripherals, the connector supports USB and RS-232
communications, enabling the user to connect the Dolphin terminal to external devices such as scanners and printers.
For more information about the connector, see Mechanical Connector on page 3-11.
Microsoft ActiveSync v4.1 or Higher
Microsoft ActiveSync is a tool that enables Windows Mobile devices to exchange and synchronize application data with a desktop
computer.
For more information, see Using ActiveSync on page 7-2.
IrDA Port
The IrDA port enables the Dolphin terminals to transmit data via pulses of light to and from other IrDA-compliant devices, such
as printers and PCs or to other Dolphin terminals.
For more information, see Using Infrared on page 7-6.
Wireless Radios
Dolphin terminals can be configured with one or a combination of 802.11b, Bluetooth, or GSM/GPRS (only available on Dolphin
9500 units) radios.
For more information, see Radio Options on page 7-9.
RAS (Remote Access Services)
RAS is a feature built into Windows NT that enables users to log into an NT-based LAN using a modem, X.25 connection or WAN
link. RAS is fully supported and allows the use of PPP or SLIP connections for network connectivity.
Installing Additional Software
In addition to the default programs installed on your terminal when it is first booted up, you can install any program (created for
a Windows Mobile-based device), as long as the terminal has enough memory to store the program and the program has an
*.exe, *.cab, or *.dll extension.
The most popular place to find software on the Windows Mobile website: www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/products/pocketpc/
When selecting programs, verify that the program and version of the program are designed for the Windows Mobile and your
processor. You can verify your processor by tapping Start > Settings > System tab > About > Version tab. Make a note of the
information in the Processor field.
You can install additional software via:
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ActiveSync - see page 7-5.
Infrared - see page 7-6.
Network connection (via wireless radio) - see page 7-8.
Connect to your ISP.
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Using ActiveSync
Microsoft ActiveSync lets you synchronize information between the Dolphin terminal and the workstation. Synchronization
compares the data on the desktop computer and the terminal and updates both with the most recent data so that the information
on both is identical.
Note: The most current version of ActiveSync can be downloaded from www.microsoft.com.
Capabilities
• Back up and restore your device data.
• Copy (rather than synchronize) files between your device and desktop computer.
• 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.
• Select which information types are synchronized and control how much data is synchronized. For example, you can choose
how many weeks of past appointments you want synchronized.
Requirements
To synchronize, ActiveSync version 4.1 or higher must be installed on both your desktop computer and Dolphin terminal. Dolphin
terminals ship with ActiveSync 4.1 already installed. Therefore, you must install ActiveSync 4.1 on your desktop computer from
the Microsoft Companion CD that came with your terminal.
To install ActiveSync on your desktop computer, insert the Microsoft Companion CD into the CD-ROM drive of your desktop
computer. Click the yellow arrow, then Start Here, and follow the directions on your screen.
When communicating via ActiveSync, your terminal must be connected to the host PC with a peripheral device sold/manufactured
by Hand Held Products, such as the Dolphin HomeBase, Dolphin Mobile Base, Dolphin Net Base, Dolphin Mobile Charger or
other Dolphin 9500 Series charging/communication cable. Use of any peripheral not sold/manufactured by Hand Held Products
may damage your terminal and will void the warranty.
For more information about connecting with communication peripherals, see Dolphin HomeBase on page 12-1 and Dolphin
Mobile Base on page 13-1.
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Establishing ActiveSync Communication
Connect the Dolphin terminal to the workstation via a Dolphin peripheral.
• See Establishing Communication with the HomeBase on page 12-6.
• See Establishing Communication with the Mobile Base on page 13-7.
Note: USB or RS-232 communication with the terminal is usually auto-detected and configured by ActiveSync based on the
communication cable. If you are using a USB cable to connect to the workstation, ActiveSync will usually set up a USB
connection. If you are using an RS-232 cable, ActiveSync will usually set up an RS-232 connection.
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Setting up the Terminal for ActiveSync Communications
1. On the terminal, tap Start > ActiveSync > Tools > Options.
OR, Start > Programs > ActiveSync > Tools > Options.
ActiveSync opens displaying the PC tab.
2. Tap Menu > Connections…
3. Select Synchronize all PCs using this connection.
4. For USB communication, select ‘USB Connection from the drop-down list.
For RS-232 communication, select ‘115200 from the drop-down list.
5. Tap OK.
Setting up the Desktop Computer for ActiveSync Communications
After the HomeBase is installed, you can use ActiveSync to connect to a Dolphin terminal that is properly seated in the
HomeBase. These instructions assume that ActiveSync v4.1 is installed on your PC.
1. On the workstation, tap Start > Programs > Microsoft ActiveSync.
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2. Tap File > Connection Settings.
3. For USB communication, the Allow USB connection with this desktop computer box must be checked.
Do NOT check Allow connections to one of the following!
(USB is the default connection type.)
4. For serial (RS-232 communication), select Allow connections to one of the following: and COM1.
5. Tap OK to save settings.
Synchronizing from Your Desktop Computer
Because ActiveSync is already installed on the Dolphin terminal, your first synchronization process begins automatically when
you finish setting up your desktop computer in the wizard and your terminal is connected to the host PC.
After your first synchronization, look at Calendar, Contacts, and Tasks on the terminal. Notice that the same information from
Microsoft Outlook on your desktop computer is now on the terminal. Simply remove the Dolphin from the communication
peripheral and you’re ready to use it.
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.
For more information about using ActiveSync on your desktop computer, open ActiveSync, then open ActiveSync Help.
Synchronizing from the Terminal
ActiveSync must be setup on your desktop computer and the first synchronization process completed before you initiate
synchronization from the terminal for the first time.
To initiate synchronization the first time, tap Start > ActiveSync. The synchronization process begins.
Note: If you have a wireless LAN card, you can synchronize remotely.
After the first synchronization, when using Dolphin peripherals such as the HomeBase or Mobile Base, synchronization begins
automatically whenever a terminal is properly seated in the terminal well. For more information, see Dolphin HomeBase on page
12-1 or Dolphin Mobile Base on page 13-1.
Exploring Your Terminal from the Desktop Computer
When the terminal and desktop computer are connected, open the main ActiveSync window (on the desktop), and click Explore.
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The Mobile Device folder opens in Windows Explorer.
The terminal is now treated as a mass storage device, and transferring files is as simple as dragging and dropping or copying
and pasting as you would for moving files between folders on your hard drive.
Adding Programs to the Terminal Using ActiveSync
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When selecting programs, verify that the program and version of the program are designed for Windows Mobile and your
processor. You can verify your processor by tapping Start > Settings > System tab > About > Version tab. Make a note of the
information in the Processor field.
Depending on the application, the software must be stored or installed on the host PC.
1. Download the program to your desktop computer from either the Internet or the CD or disk that contains the program. You
may see a single *.exe or setup.exe file, a *.cab file, or *.dll. There may also be several versions of files for different device
types and processors.
2. Read any installation instructions, Read Me files, or documentation that comes with the program. Many programs provide
special installation instructions.
3. Connect the terminal to the desktop computer via a Hand Held Products communication peripheral.
If the File is an Installer:
An installer program is one that installs on the PC and the terminal simultaneously; one process installs to both devices.
1. On the PC, double-click the *.exe or *.setup.exe file. The installation wizard begins.
2. Follow the directions on the PC screen. The installation process includes transferring the software to the terminal.
If the File is Not an Installer:
Some programs cannot be installed on PCs because they are designed for terminals. In these cases, the appropriate files must
be stored on the host PC, transferred via ActiveSync, and installed on the terminal. You will know the program cannot be installed
on the PC if an error message appears when you try to install it stating that the program is valid but designed for a different type
of computer.
1. If you cannot find any installation instructions for the program in the Read Me file or documentation, open ActiveSync and
click Explore.*
2. Navigate to the My Pocket PC folder and copy the program file or files to the Program Files folder on the terminal.
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If you want the program to be part of the Autoinstall that occurs after every hard reset, place the program file in the
Autoinstall folder (My Pocket PC > IPSM > Autoinstall).
3. Depending on the program, you may need to open File Explorer on the terminal, navigate to the folder where the program
is located, and tap on the program file to install it.
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If you copied the file to the Autoinstall folder, you can either tap on the program inside the Autoinstall folder or perform
a hard reset and the program will install as part of the regular Autoinstall; see Let Autoinstall Run on page 2-4.
Remember, a hard reset erases RAM data! For more information, see Hard Reset (Cold Boot) on page 2-6.
After installation on the terminal is complete, tap Start > Programs and the program and its icon appears on the Programs
screen. Tap it to open the program.
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Using Infrared
Dolphin terminals contain infrared or IrDA ports on the left side panel (see IrDA Port on page 3-10). Using these ports, you can
send and receive data between the terminal and other devices equipped with infrared. This can include, but is not limited to,
Windows Mobile information such as Contacts and Tasks, as well as software upgrades.
Verify That the IrDA Port is Enabled
The IrDA port must be enabled to transmit data. By default, the IrDA port is assigned to Com port 6 and is enabled. When a
Bluetooth radio is installed, the IrDA port can be disabled to free up a Com port for Bluetooth devices.
To verify that the IrDA port is enabled, tap Start > Settings > Connections tab > IrDA
.
If Enable IrDA ports is selected, then the IrDA port is active.
Note: The IrDA icon appears on the Connections tab only if there is a Bluetooth radio installed on the terminal.
IrDA Port Location on the Terminal
The above graphics shows the left side panel of the Dolphin 9500 terminal. The location of the IrDA port is the same on all
terminals in the Dolphin 9500 Series. For more information, see IrDA Port on page 3-10.
Verify That Beam Settings Are Set to Receive
The Beam Settings must be set to receive for the terminal to receive data from other infrared devices. To verify, tap Start >
Settings > Connections tab > Beam. The Beam Settings window should appear as follows:
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Sending Information
To send or receive, the IrDA ports of both devices - whether it’s two terminals, or a terminal and a host device - must be aligned
with each other and within a close range. The maximum data-transfer speed is 115 Kbps.
1. Align the IrDA ports.
2. Open the program where you created the item you want to send and locate the item in the list.
You can also beam files, but not folders, from File Explorer.
3. Tap and hold the item. A pop-up menu appears.
4. Select Beam File on the pop-up menu. The information begins transmitting to the other device.
Receiving Information
1. Align the IrDA ports.
2. Have the owner of the other device send the information to you.
3. Your terminal automatically begins receiving it.
Troubleshooting
If the Beam Settings are not set to receive or you’ve aligned two IrDA ports and the terminal is still not receiving, tap Start >
Settings > Connections tab > Beam
. The terminal searches for the sending device.
If the terminal cannot find the sending device, the following message appears:
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Using an ISP
The communication software for creating an ISP connection is already installed on your device. Your service provider should
provide the software needed to install other services, such as paging and fax services.
After you are connected, you can send and receive e-mail messages by using Inbox and view web pages using Pocket Internet
Explorer. For more information, see Inbox on page 11-6. You can also download software applications from the web.
Adding Programs Directly from the Internet
When selecting programs, verify that the program and version of the program are designed for Windows Mobile and your
processor. You can verify your processor by tapping Start > Settings > System tab > About > Version tab. Make a note of the
information in the Processor field.
1. Determine your device and processor type so that you know which version of the software to install. Tap Start > Settings >
System tab > About. On the Version tab, make a note of the information in the Processor field.
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2. Download the program to your device straight from the Internet using Pocket Internet Explorer. You may see a single *.exe
or setup.exe file, or several versions of files for different device types and processors.
3. Read any installation instructions, Read Me files, or documentation that comes with the program. Many programs provide
special installation instructions.
4. Tap the file, such as an *.exe file. The installation wizard begins. Follow the directions on the screen.
For more information about working with Pocket Internet Explorer, see Pocket Internet Explorer on page 11-8.
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Radio Options
Dolphin terminals can be configured with one or a combination of 802.11b, Bluetooth, or GSM/GPRS (only available on Dolphin
9500 units) radios.
For more information about 802.11b radios, see Wireless LAN (WLAN) Communications with 802.11b on page 8-1.
For more information about Bluetooth radios, see Wireless PAN (WPAN) Communications with Bluetooth on page 9-1.
For more information about GSM/GPRS radios, see Wireless WAN (WWAN) Communications with GSM/GPRS on page 10-1.
Note: Dolphin 9550 terminal supports all radio options and configurations EXCEPT FOR GSM/GPRS!
Radio Combinations
Co-located
Co-located radio combinations are those where you can use only one radio at a time. Both radios can
be installed but not operate simultaneously.
802.11b and GSM/GPRS
Co-operational
Co-operational radio combinations are those that you can enable and operate simultaneously.
Bluetooth and 802.11b
Bluetooth and GSM/GPRS
Radio Driver Installation
Radio drivers install during the autoinstall portion of any hard reset. Only the appropriate drivers for your terminal’s radio
configuration install. For more information, see Let Autoinstall Run on page 2-4.
When one radio driver installs, its radio is enabled automatically after each hard reset. When more than one radio driver installs,
the terminal generally enables the 802.11b radio. However, if a GSM radio is installed, the terminal enables the GSM radio.
Using the Radio Manager
The Radio Manager enables and disables radios and radio combinations.
Single Radio
If your terminal contains a single radio module and its associated driver is installed, the radio is
enabled and operates after each hard reset.
Multiple Radio
If multiple radio modules are installed in your terminal, you must enable simultaneous operation of
the radios in the Radio Manager. (Configuration of simultaneous radio operation is done during the
manufacturing process according to FCC regulations.)
Multiple Radio
GSM and 802.11b are mutually exclusive. While both radios may be installed on the terminal, they
cannot operate simultaneously. Therefore, even if you have modules and drivers for both radios
installed on your terminal, you will not see GSM and 802.11b together as a radio combination to be
enabled in the Radio Manager.
Enabling Radios and Radio Combinations
Requirements
To successfully enable a radio, its hardware module and software driver must both be installed. If the
module is present, the radio appears in the Radio Manager. However if the driver is not installed, you
cannot successfully enable the radio.
Driver Sequence
When working with radio combinations, the Radio Manager enables and disables the radio drivers as
necessary and in the proper sequence.
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1. Open the Radio Manager by tapping Start > Settings > Connections tab > Radio Manager.
The Radio Manager appears identifying the radios and radio combinations that can be enabled on your terminal in the
Radio Modes list. (To appear on this window, a radio’s hardware module must be installed.)
2. Select the radio or radio combination and tap Apply. The Radio Manager begins enabling your radio or radio combination.
3. When enabled, the Status field reads “Success.”
Radio Manager Window
Radio Modes
The Radio Modes section displays the radio hardware modules currently installed on the terminal.
Status field
The Status field provides feedback on the state of the radio:
Ready
The selected radio(s) is enabled and the Radio Manager is ready to receive a
command.
Success
The selected radio(s) was enabled successfully.
Error Message The selected radio(s) could not be enabled.
To Disable Radios
Radio drivers are automatically powered down if the radio combination that is currently enabled requires it.
To disable all radios, select None in the Radio Modes box and tap Apply.
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Com Port Assignment Table
Com Port
Assignment
Com Port 1
Serial port. This is the 17-pin connector on the bottom panel of Dolphin terminals.
Com Port 2
Bluetooth Module
If there is no Bluetooth hardware installed on the terminal, this com port is unassigned.
Com Port 3
Raw Infrared
Com Port 4
Com Port 5
USB virtual serial port
Com Port 6
IrDA, if IrDA is enabled.
If IrDA is disabled, this com port becomes available. See Verify That the IrDA Port is
Enabled on page 7-6.
Com Ports 7-9
Unassigned.
These are available for selection only when connecting to devices that use virtual com
ports, such as Bluetooth.
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Wireless LAN (WLAN) Communications with 802.11b
Overview
Dolphin terminals are available with an on-board 2.4 GHz 802.11b WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) radio that uses Direct
Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) technology to spread the signal continuously over a wide frequency band at a data rate of
up to 11 Mbps. In addition, the open software architecture makes the Dolphin terminal a complete solution for a variety of wireless
mobile data collection applications.
Dolphin terminals are interoperable with other 802.11b Wi-Fi-compliant products including Access Points (APs), printers, PCs
via PC card adapters and other wireless portable terminals.
Enabling the 802.11b Radio Driver
When the Dolphin terminal initializes, the radio driver for 802.11b is installed. The terminal defaults to the 802.11b radio during
initialization unless a GSM radio is installed, in which case, the terminal defaults to the GSM radio. The 802.11b radio must be
enabled before you can configure the radio on a network. Verify the radio’s status before configuring.
Note: Radios are enabled manually in the Radio Manager; tap Start > Settings > Connections tab > Radio Manager.
Configuration Utility Options
There are two configuration utilities for the 802.11b radio: 802.11b Settings (default) and the 802.11b Wireless Security
Supplement.
802.11b Settings
802.11b Settings is the default configuration utility and should be used to configure the radio with
standard WEP (64/128 bit) and no authentication. For more details, see 802.11b Settings later in
this chapter.
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If you chose to set up the radio with 802.11b Setting, remove the 802.11b Wireless Security
Supplement from the device; see Removing the 802.11b Wireless Security Supplement on
page 8-2.
802.11b Wireless Security Supplement
The 802.11b Wireless Security Supplement (also known as the AEGIS Client) is an additional
configuration utility you should use when configuring the radio using WEP (beyond the standard),
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), and authentication.
For details, see 802.11b Wireless Security Supplement later in this chapter.
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802.11b Settings
If you want to use standard WEP authentication or no authentication, you need to use 802.11b settings to configure the radio
with the 802.11b Settings utility.
Removing the 802.11b Wireless Security Supplement
If you decide to use the 802.11b Settings utility to configure your radio, you must remove the 802.11b Wireless Security
Supplement and re-boot the device.
1. Tap Start > Programs > File Explorer.
2. Drill-down to the \IPSM\Autoinstall folder.
3. Delete the .cab file named “LeWM*.cab.”
4. Press and hold Red + Tab keyboard buttons to cold boot the device.
Accessing 802.11b Settings
Access 802.11b settings two ways:
1. Tap Start > Settings > Connections tab > 802.11b Settings.
OR
2. Tap the Status icon
in the command bar; see Using the Status Icon.
The 802.11b Settings utility consists of four tabs: Status, Config, Advanced, and About. You configure the radio on the Status,
Config and Advanced tabs.
Status Tab
Field
Description
Current Channel
Shows the RF channel currently used by the radio.
Current TX Rate
Shows the current transmit rate. This can be 1 Mbps, 2 Mbps, 5.5 Mbps, or 11 Mbps.
Disable/Enable
Radio
Tap this button to disable/enable the radio.
Rescan
Tap this button to start a rescan process to search for an AP with a stronger signal in the network.
Link Quality
Displays the signal to noise ratio.
Strength
Displays the signal strength at the receiver.
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Description
IP Address
Displays the IP address of the radio. Verify configuration information with your network administrator.
Renew IP
Tap this button to reapply the IP address from the DHCP server when automatic DHCP is enabled.
State
Displays the Network Name and the MAC address of the:
• AP the radio is associated with in AP mode, or
• Creator of IBSS into which the radio is joined in peer-to-peer (Ad-Hoc) mode.
After an SSID is chosen, this field name changes to “BSS ID.”
More Info
Tap this button to display detailed TCP/IP information as shown in the following screen.
Ping
Tap this button to open the Ping Utility window where you can ping IP addresses.
Field
Description
IP Address
Enter an IP address to ping.
Size (Bytes)
The current data packet size in bytes; 32 is the default.
You can select up to 8192 from the drop-down list.
Timeout (ms)
The current timeout; 500 is the default.
Increase or decrease it by tapping the up and down arrow buttons.
Clear
Clears IP Address input and the ping statistics field.
Ping
Pings the IP address entered in the input field.
Ping Statistics
Displays the pinging IP address and the pinging results.
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Config Tab
The Config tab provides a list of all APs and peer stations in range. Use the list to create and edit SSID profiles for APs that you
want the terminal to associate with.
Preferred Profiles
The Preferred Profiles section displays a list of your preferred profiles, the profiles you create or add
from the list of Active SSIDs below. When applied, the 802.11b radio searches for the APs in the exact
order shown in the list of profiles. This section is blank after the initial installation and each hard reset.
This section remains blank if no automatic association preference is selected.
This section contains several icons that enable you to add and configure APs.
Icon
Name
Description
New
Always active, tap this button to create a new profile.
The following buttons activate only when an Active SSID in the Preferred Profile list is selected.
Edit
Opens the configuration screens for a selected SSID in the Preferred
Profiles list.
Delete
Deletes the selected SSID from the Preferred Profile list.
Up
Moves the selected SSID up one place in the Preferred Profile list so that
the terminal hits it prior to the next SSID.
Down
Move the selected SSID down one place in the Preferred Profile list so
that the terminal hits it after the prior SSID.
Note: Remember that the terminal accesses the SSIDs in this list in the exact order that they
appear; moving an SSID up or down in the list determines the order of contact.
Active SSIDs
This table shows all APs or peer stations (creator of IBSS) in the vicinity of the terminal that accept
broadcast associations.
Each record displays information in the following six columns (Scroll right to see all the columns.):
Column
This column displays…
SSID
The Network Name of the AP or peer station and shows the signal strength icon
.
Signal
Strength in percentage for the selected SSID.
Mode
The mode of operation
=AP
=Peer station
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This column displays…
Channel
The channel and applied WEP method, if any.
=WEP Key-On
=WEP Key-Off
SupRate
Supported data rate of the AP or the peer station.
BSSID
(MAC Addr)
BSSID or MAC Address of the AP or the peer station.
Add
Tap this button to add an Active SSID to the Preferred Profiles list.
Apply
Tap Apply to associate your station with a selected SSID. The SSID selected can be in the Preferred
Profile or Active SSIDs lists. When applied, the Status tab opens displaying the status of the wireless
connection. If the association fails, a search for another AP in the Preferred Profile list automatically
takes place, and the radio attempts to associate with the station, in order of preference.
Refresh
Tap Refresh to start a new search for all available APs or peer stations in the vicinity.
To Add an Active SSID to the Preferred Profile Table
An SSID needs to be in the Preferred Profile list to be edited.
1. Select an SSID in the Active SSID list and tap Add. The SSID moves to the Preferred Profile list.
If the SSID has the WEP Key turned on, the Settings window displays and prompts you to enter the WEP Method,
Encryption Key, and Key ID.
2. In the Preferred Profile list, select the SSID and tap Edit
.
3. Follow the same process for creating a profile.
4. When configuration is complete, tap OK.
5. The SSID and its profile are added into the Preferred Profiles list.
If you’re adding an SSID with the WEP Key turned off, the Settings window does not display and the SSID is added directly
to the Preferred Profile table.
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Status Icons
Icon
Description
Excellent signal strength. Excellent connection.
Poor signal strength. Poor connection.
Radio disabled. No radio connection.
(Access Point) AP Mode.
Peer Station, Peer-to-Peer Mode.
WEP enabled. Network needs a WEP Key to connect.
WEP disabled. Network does not need a WEP Key to connect.
Mismatched WEP Key configuration with your network.
Online help button.
To Create a New Profile
In the Preferred Profiles section, tap the New button
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Network Profile Tab
Field
Description
Network Name &Type
SSID
Enter an SSID, which is the Network Name. Check with your network administrator for Network
Name (SSID).
TX Rate
Choose the transmit rate from the drop-down list - 1MB, 2 MB, Auto 1/2 MB, 5.5 MB, 11 MB, or
Fully Auto. The transmit rate is set to Fully Auto by default.
Type
From the drop-down list, select
Peer-to-Peer=For communication between two (or more) radio stations (cards) without an AP.
Access Point (AP)=Infrastructure mode.
Chan
Scroll to select a channel for communication.
AP Search
Threshold
Select Low Density (default), Medium Density, or High Density from the drop-down list and
tap OK.
AP search thresholds are used for wireless client roaming between APs. In general, the higher
the density selected here, the easier your WLAN card roams between APs with the same SSID
in the same network. Roaming also depends on the relative signal strength of the AP.
OK
Tap this button to save the profile or changes to the profile.
Cancel
Tap this button to close the window without saving or modifying the profile.
Note: The SSID, Type, TX Rate, and Channel fields are unchangeable in AP mode, whereas TX Rate and
Channel fields can be changed in Peer-to-Peer mode.
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Authentication Tab
On the Authentication tab, you configure the WEP encryption key for secure wireless communication.
To use WEP, the encryption key must be configured as part of the profile before connecting. For more information about
configuring a profile, see To Create a New Profile on page 8-6.
Field
Description
*Authentication
Algorithm
This drop-down list is active and configurable only when the WEP Key is enabled for the selected
SSID profile. If this drop-down list is active, select one of the following options:
• Automatic based on WEP setting=The algorithm automatically matches the AP's setting.
This is the default selection.
• WECA Compliant (always use Open)=The algorithm should match the AP’s setting for Open.
• Must use Shared with WEP=The algorithm should match the AP's setting for Shared.
Method
The options in this drop-down list determine what characters can be used to create the WEP
encryption key in the Encryption Key field. Select one of the following five:
• Disabled=WEP Key is off
• 64 bit (HEX) uses 10 characters in Hexadecimal
• 64 bit (ASCII) uses 5 characters in ASCII
• 128 bit (HEX) uses 26 characters in Hexadecimal
• 128 bit (ASCII) uses 13 characters in ASCII
HEX=Hexadecimal is a set of 16 characters from 0-9 and from A(a)-F(f).
ASCII=Any printable ASCII character can be typed.
Key ID
Choose from the available Key IDs: 1 (Default), 2, 3, or 4. Check with your network administrator
for the WEP Key and Key ID you need to use for your network.
Encryption Key
Type in the encryption key for your wireless connection. The format allowed in this field depends
on the character set and format selected in the Method field.
*Enable 802.1X
This option and drop-down list is active only when the WEP Key is enabled.
Select this option if access to the network needs group authentication, then select the 802.1X
security standard–PEAP or TLS–from the drop-down list.
*Properties
Tap the Properties button to choose the certificate that applies. Accessing 802.1x networks
require personal certificates for authentication.
*Please note that 802.11b Settings does not support authentication; therefore, these fields are not active. If you
are using authentication in your wireless 802.11b connection, you must configure that connection in the 802.11b Wireless
Security Supplement. For more information, see 802.11b Wireless Security Supplement on page 8-12.
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OK
Tap this button to save the profile or changes to the profile.
Cancel
Tap this button to close the window without saving or modifying the profile.
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Encryption Tab
!
Leave the Method as Disabled. Both authentication and encryption are configured in the 802.11b Wireless Security
Supplement (see page 8-12).
If you must establish WEP parameters in 802.11b Settings, please remove the 802.11b Wireless Security Supplement and cold
boot; see Removing the 802.11b Wireless Security Supplement on page 8-2. However, the preferred method for WEP encryption
is to use the 802.11b Wireless Security Supplement.
To Delete a Profile
Profiles may be deleted either from the Preferred List or from the Preferred List and Registry. To delete a profile, select (highlight)
a profile and tap the Delete button. On the pop-up window select the option of your choice and tap Yes to confirm or No to cancel.
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Advanced Tab
Field
Description
Power Save Mode
This drop-down list determines the settings for Power Save Mode.
• Disable=Disables the Power Save mode.
• Always Enable=Enables Power Save mode. This is the default setting.
• Auto Enable=Automatically enables the Power Save mode when the terminal is
running on battery power and automatically disables Power Save mode when the
terminal is running on external power.
Slider
The slider is active only if Power Save Mode is enabled. Move the slider between Best
Performance and Best Battery Life. The setting here modulates Power Save Mode to
achieve maximum performance and maximum battery life.
Preamble Mode
A preamble consists of a Synchronization (Sync) field and a 16-bit Start Frame Delimiter
(SFD) field.
• Long TX Preamble=Where Sync field consists of 128 bits.
• Short TX Preamble=Where Sync field consists of 56 bits.
• Auto TX Preamble=Automatically changes between long and short preamble mode
transmission based on AP configurations. This is the default Preamble Mode.
Defaults
Resets all the settings to default values, which are:
• Always Enable for Power Save Mode,
• Automatic based on WEP setting for Authentication Algorithm, and
• Auto TX Preamble (for Preamble Mode).
Apply
Applies changes. This button is active only when a change has been made on the tab.
About Tab
The About tab displays Version Number and time of build for Network Driver, Configuration Utility, and NIC Firmware.
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Using the Status Icon
You access the 802.11b Settings by tapping the Status icon once on the Today screen
. The following menu pops up:
Menu Option
Description
Wireless Radio On
Turns on the radio. LED is on and the Link Icon displays with signal strength.
Wireless Radio Off
Turns off the radio. A pop-up window will ask for your confirmation. If confirmed,
the LED will be off and the Status icon will change color from green to red on the
top without signal strength displayed. The WLAN card/module will stop functioning.
Remove Status Icon
Removes the Status Icon from the bottom tray. A popup window asks you to confirm. Click Yes to confirm,
or No to cancel.
If confirmed, the Status icon does not display in the
task tray, and you will need to go to Start > Settings >
Connections tab > 802.11b Settings in the future.
Wireless Network Status
Opens the Status tab.
Configuration
Opens the Config tab.
Advanced Configuration
Opens the Advanced tab.
Version Information
Opens the About tab.
Note: The Status Icon changes to a crossed lock
for the WEP-On AP or a station.
as a warning that you may have entered a wrong key (WEP Key mismatch)
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802.11b Wireless Security Supplement
AEGIS Client® offers the most comprehensive IEEE 802.1X supplicant for securing wired and wireless networks. The Client is a
standards-based implementation of IEEE 802.1X and can be configured to work with almost any network equipment–wired or
wireless–that supports the 802.1X authentication standard. The Client is interoperable with 802.1X-capable wireless APs and
authentication servers including Microsoft's IAS and Cisco's ACS.
The Client solves the problem of key distribution in wireless LANs by using public key authentication and encryption between
Wireless APs (WAP) and roaming stations to exchange dynamic Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) keys. In addition, network
managers can control 802.1X user profiles from a centralized RADIUS server or, in the case of TTLS, from a RADIUS Diameter
or other AAA servers. The Client supports both wireless (802.11a/b/g) and Ethernet interfaces.
802.1X Supplicant Protocol Support
Authentication
The Client supports the following authentication methods according to the 802.1X protocols:
•
•
•
•
•
MD5
EAP TLS
EAP TTLS
Cisco LEAP and PEAP
Microsoft PEAP
Encryption
The Client supports the following encryptions methods:
•
•
WEP
TKIP
AP Search Threshold
!
If you are using one of these authentication methodologies, you need to configure your 802.11b connection here, NOT
through 802.11b Settings. However, if you want to set the AP Search Threshold above the default setting of Low Density,
you do need to change that setting in 802.11b Settings; for details, see Network Profile Tab on page 8-7.
Required Network Configuration Information
Because the Client accesses a network that is protected by the IEEE 802.1X protocol, you must configure EAP data
communication to match your network server parameters. If the EAP configuration doesn’t match your network configuration, you
can’t access the network. Therefore, make sure you have the correct network server parameters on hand when you configure
the client.
Opening the Client
To access the client the first time, tap Start > Programs > Meetinghouse AEGIS Client.
After the Client has been activated, you can tap the icon in the lower left corner of the command bar.
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Color Indicators
The color of the icon indicates the status of the controlled ports.
Icon
Color
This color icon indicates that …
Green
Authentication succeeded.
Yellow
Authentication is in process.
Red
Authentication failed.
If there is no yellow, red or green in the icon then either the ports are not being controlled by 802.1X, or there is no
authentication activity on the controlled ports. The absence of yellow, red or green may also indicate that the network
access server is not an 802.1X aware device.
Gray
The port is not in use or is disabled.
Either the Client isn’t running, or the port is not bound to the 802.1X protocol.
Orange
The port is associated, but there is no response to 802.11b packets.
If using WEP without 802.1x authentication, this will be the final state when the connection
is complete. If using 802.1x authentication, it is either a transient condition or can indicate
that attempts to authenticate have timed out as there was no response to 802.1X packets.
Blue
There is no 802.11b activity. The port may not be connected to an 802.1X-aware entity.
Main Screen
On the terminal, open the Client. The main screen opens displaying a list of ports on the system’s network interface cards, You
manage ports on this screen.
Port Status
icon
Port Status Icon
The main screen contains a port status icon to the left of each port listed. The color of this icon indicates the status of the port.
The color of the icon changes as the port starts authentication, negotiates with the AP and/or authentication server, and then
joins the network. As the network interface starts or stops, the color of the port icon and the status field in the Interface List
updates to reflect the current state of the interface. For details about what each color means, see Color Indicators on page 8-13.
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Client Menu
To open the client menu, tap Client in the command bar along the bottom of the window.
Menu Item
Description
Close
Closes the Client's interface, while leaving the client running.
Start/Stop
Starts or stops 802.1X authentication. After you finish the initial configuration, tap the network
interface and tap Start. If the port is already active, tap Stop first, then Start to force the program
to read the new configuration file.
Restart
Same as a Stop followed by Start. Tap this when you receive a notice such as the following:
Configure
Opens the Configuration screen displaying the User tab.
Install Protocol
Selecting this option binds the 802.1X protocol to the WLAN adapter currently installed on the
device. The WLAN adapter then appears in the port list.
Exit
Terminates the client, which stops the 802.1X protocol.
View Menu
The Standard and Advanced Views control the number of columns displayed in the main menu.
Menu Item
Description
Standard View
Displays the Port (adapter name) and State columns. This is the default view.
Advanced View
Displays the Port (adapter name), State, Primary Wireless Network, Wireless Network,
and MAC Address of AP columns. Scroll right to see all columns.
Event Log
The Event Log is a text file that contains status information from the logging function.
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Menu Item
Description
Each entry is listed sequentially with a time stamp and a
text message.
Tap Refresh to query the log again.
Tap Close to return to the main screen.
Help Menu
Tapping Help opens the help menu. Select Online Help to access online help. Select About to review software version
information.
Status Bar
The status bar at the bottom of the main screen indicates the connection status between the network card and the AP.
Status Bar
The status bar displays one of the following depending on the status of connectivity:
• “Not Associated”
• “AP : [Name of the SSID] MAC : [MAC address].”
Port Menu
On the main screen, tapping on a port opens a popup menu that allows the port to be enabled or disabled, configured, or deleted.
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Port Menu Options
The port menu enables you to use 802.1X authentication, change the port configuration, or remove it from the port list. If there
are no entries in the Port list, follow the advice in the troubleshooting section to resolve the problem.
Menu Item
Description
Enable and
Disable
These commands enable or disable 802.1X authentication on the port. The port should be
enabled before the protocol is started. Enabling a port is not the same as starting it (see Client
Menu on page 8-14); however, both actions are required for the Client to work.
Configure
Opens the port configuration screen
Delete
Selecting Delete has no effect on the Dolphin device because you cannot remove the radio
driver from the device.
Configuring the Client
Each user account needs to define the protocol and the credentials the Client will use to authenticate a user. The Client will need
to be reconfigured if the device is used on multiple networks, or if different users share the computer.
Note: Fields are grayed out if not relevant to the selected protocol.
On the main screen, tap Client > Configure. The Client Configuration screen opens displaying the User tab.
On this tab,
You…
User Settings Tab
Configure authentication credentials and profiles.
System Settings Tab
Set the level of detail that the Client will provide in the system log and zero-config options.
Server Identity Tab
Control how the Client authenticates the server that handles the 802.1X protocol on the network side.
This applies only to the TLS, TTLS, and PEAP authentication methods and is used to tell the Client
what server credentials to accept from the authentication server to verify the server.
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User Tab
The User settings tab defines the protocol and the credentials used to authenticate a user.
Field
Description
Profile
Multiple user credential profiles can be created for use when the user roams from one network to
another. The drop-down list contains existing authentication credential profiles. Select a profile from the
list to edit it in the fields that follow.
• Tapping Add permits new profiles to be added to the list. A screen appears where you can enter a
name for the new profile. Enter a Profile name and tap OK. The name entered appears in the Profile
drop-down list.
• Tapping Delete deletes authentication profiles. To be deleted, a profile cannot be assigned to a
configured network.
Identity
This is the 802.1X identity supplied to the authenticator. The identity value can be up to 63 ASCII characters and is case-sensitive.
For tunneled authentication protocols such as TTLS and PEAP, this identity (called the Phase 1 identity)
is sent outside the protection of the encrypted tunnel. Therefore, it is recommended that this field not
contain a true identity, but instead the identity “anonymous” and any desired realm (e.g. [email protected]). For TTLS and PEAP, true user credentials (Phase 2 identity) are entered in the
Tunneled authentication section.
When used with PEAP and the .NET Enterprise Server Version 5.2, this field must contain the identity
used in both Phase I and Phase II. The Phase II identity field is ignored.
Password
This is the password used for MD5-Challenge or LEAP authentication. It may contain up to 63 ASCII
characters and is case-sensitive. Asterisks appear instead of characters for enhanced security.
Authentication
type
This is the authentication method to be used - MD5-Challenge, LEAP, PEAP, TLS, or TTLS.
Your network administrator should let you know the protocols supported by the RADIUS server. The
RADIUS server sits on the network and acts as a central credential repository for Access Servers that
receive the radio signals and ultimately block or allow users to attach to the network.
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Field
Description
Use certificate
This is the certificate to be used during authentication. A certificate is required for TLS, optional for
TTLS and PEAP, and unused by MD5 and LEAP. Therefore, this option becomes active only when TLS,
TTLS, or PEAP is selected as the Authentication type.
If Use certificate is enabled, the client certificate displayed in the field is the one that is passed to the
server for verification. To select a client certificate, tap Change and select the certificate from the list
that appears.
To appear in this list, certificates must be installed in the system. The Issued to column should match
the Identity field and the user ID on the authentication server used by the authenticator.
Your certificate must be valid with respect to the authentication server. This generally means that the
authentication server must accept the issuer of your certificate as a Certificate Authority.
When obtaining a client certificate, do not enable strong private key protection. If you enable strong private key protection for a certificate, you will need to enter an access password for the certificate each
time this certificate is used.
Tunneled authentication area
Tunneled authentication parameters are used by only by TLS, TTLS and PEAP protocols, in Phase 2 of authentication, and
after the secure tunnel has been established. The fields in this section are active only if the TLS, TTLS, or PEAP is selected
as the Authentication type.
Identity
The user identity used in Phase 2 authentication. The identity specified may contain up to 63 ASCII
characters, is case-sensitive and takes the form of a Network Access Identifier, consisting of <name of
the user>@<user’s home realm>. The user’s home realm is optional and indicates the domain to which
the tunneled transaction is to be routed.
Because Microsoft .NET Enterprise Server Version 5.2 does not use this parameter for PEAP, This field
will have no effect for PEAP at this time. Phase 1 identity is used instead.
Password
The password used for the tunneled authentication protocol specified. It may contain up to 63 ASCII
characters and is case-sensitive. Asterisks appear instead of characters for enhanced security.
Protocol
This parameter specifies the authentication protocol operating within the secure tunnel.
The following protocols are currently supported for TTLS:
EAP-MD5, CHAP, PAP, MS-CHAP and MS-CHAP-V2.
The following protocols are currently supported for PEAP:
EAP-MS-CHAP-V2, TLS/SmartCard, and Generic Token Card (EAP-GTC).
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System Tab
The System Settings tab controls logging and the port manger timeout period.
Field
Description
Log Level
These settings control the detail of the log messages generated by the Client. Each level is cumulative. By default, all errors, warnings, and information events are logged. Each entry records a severity
code (of one [debug message] to four [error] asterisks), a time stamp, and a message.
• Errors - only the most severe conditions are logged.
• Warnings - less severe conditions are logged.
• Information - all errors, warnings, and information events are logged. This is the default setting.
• Debugging - creates a log message each time the Client detects or reacts to an event. Be advised
that log entries fill memory quickly if the Debugging level is chosen. Do not use the Debugging
option for a significant length of time because most internal operations generate messages.
Defaults
Tap this button to return log settings to the default settings.
Scan list timeout
(sec)
Use the up and down arrows to specify the scan list timeout in seconds.
Save credentials
for (min)
Use the up and down arrows to specify the number of minutes to save credentials for.
Disable Wireless
Zero Config
Use this option only as directed by technical support.
Selecting this option disables other wireless utilities whether the Client is running or not. If not
selected, other wireless utilities cannot apply their settings to the wireless card while the Client is running (although their status displays are usually unaffected). You will need to perform a soft reset
whenever this setting is changed.
Port Manager
Timeout
The interval at which the client polls the ports. This is used under different circumstances, for instance
after physical changes such as card removal or insertion have been detected. This value should not
be changed from the 10-second default unless so advised by technical support.
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Server Tab
The Server identity tab defines the credentials the client uses to authenticate the server during TLS/TTLS/PEAP authentication
message exchange. The Client uses this information to verify that the Client is communicating with a trusted server.
Field
Description
Do not validate server
certificate chain
If this option is selected, the server certificate received during the TLS/TTLS/PEAP message
exchange is not validated.
Certificate issuer
must be
This is the certificate authority used during TLS/TTLS/PEAP message exchange. Any Trusted
CA is the default selection and means that any certificate authority can be used during authentication.
Both trusted intermediate certificate authorities and root authorities whose certificates exist in
the system store are available for selection in the drop-down list.
Allow intermediate
certificates
This option is selected by default and enables unspecified certificates to be in the server certificate chain between the server certificate and the certificate authority selected in the Certificate
issuer must be field.
When selected, this option allows the server certificate received during negotiation to be issued
directly by the certificate authority or by one of its intermediate certificate authorities.
If disabled, then the selected Certificate issuer must have directly issued the server certificate.
Server name must be
This is either the server name or the domain the server belongs to, depending on which option
is selected below the text field.
During authentication, this name will be compared to the server certificate’s Subject: CN field.
Must match exactly
When selected, the server name entered must match the server name found on the certificate
exactly.
Must contain domain
name
When selected, the server name field identifies a domain and the certificate must have a server
name belonging to this domain or to one of its sub-domains (e.g., zeelans.com, where the
server is blueberry.zeelans.com).
Configuring the Port
On the main screen, tap and hold on a port, and select Configure on the popup menu. The Port Settings Configuration screen
opens displaying the Wireless Networks tab.
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Wireless Networks Tab
Field
Description
Available
Networks
Displays the networks the terminal recognizes as available to connect to. When the Client is first
installed, there are no entries in the Available Networks list.
Scan
Displays a list of networks broadcasting their availability.
You can also attach to networks who are not broadcasting.
Move to
Configured
Activates after Scan has been tapped and the available networks have been retrieved. In the list
of networks retrieved, select the network you wish to connect to, and tap Move to Configured.
This selects the network.
Configured
Networks
Displays the networks your terminal is connected to. This section adds and removes networks as
well as reviews and edits the properties of existing configured networks.
Default
When the Client is first installed, there is a Configured Network named "default" in the list. This
profile has Associate with any network selected in its Properties selection screen.
If you are going to be in a location with only one AP (or more than one AP that attaches to the
same network), the default profile may be sufficient for you needs, without necessitating the
selection of a specific network or networks.
If default is last in the list, it can act as a wildcard should you be out of the range of your primary
networks (which are listed first). Do not place default at the top or middle of the list because, if it
is, connection to the other list entries will never be attempted.
Up
Moves a selected network up one place in the list.
Down
Moves a selected network down one place in the list.
Note: The order of the networks in this list is the exact order that connections will be attempted. The network listed first
will be attempted first and so on. Place your primary networks first.
Add
Manually adds a network to the Configured Networks list if the AP does not broadcast its SSID or
you are pre-configuring the client for an AP that is not currently in range.
Remove
Removes a selected network in the list.
Properties
Displays the properties of the network selected in the list. This button opens the same network
configuration screen as the Add button does; use it to edit network configuration properties.
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Protocol Tab
The Protocol tab configures parameters that apply to all the networks the selected port connects to.
Field
Description
Protocol
Settings
These are the timer intervals and retry settings defined in the 802.1X standard. They determine how
long the supplicant state machine will wait in a given state. These parameters shouldn’t be modified
without an understanding of the supplicant state machine. For more information about the supplicant
state machine, obtain its 802.1X protocol specification.
The parameters are:
• Authentication Timeout - The period of time the Client remains in the authenticating or acquired
state without receiving a response from the AP or switch.
• Held Timeout - The period of time the Client remains in the held state after failing authentication.
• Start Timeout - The period of time the Client remains in the connecting state before restarting when
there is no response.
• Number of Start Attempts - The number of times the Client restarts before giving up. At that point,
the Client then defaults to the authenticated state, but there will be no network connectivity because
the protocol exchange was never completed.
Display EAP
notifications
Specifies that the EAPOL notification message will be displayed to the user. An authenticator may
use such notification to inform you, for example, about a near password expiration. However, some
authenticators send chatty and annoying notifications that may, for the convenience of the user, be
suppressed. Note that all notifications are written to the event log even if they are not displayed.
Renew IP
address
Initiates a DHCP request to obtain a dynamic IP address after a successful authentication, but only if
the client detects that the connected network (the SSID) has changed. The result is that renewal
should not occur upon re-authentication, but does occur at boot or when connecting to a different network.
If you have a slow authenticator, you may wish to enable this option when configuring the service
because a slow authenticator may prevent you from getting a DHCP-assigned IP address upon bootup. This option is ignored if the given adapter has a static IP address.
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Configuring a Network Profile
To configure a network profile, on the main screen, tap and hold on the port, tap Configure, then tap Add. The Network Profile
screen opens displaying the Profile Info tab.
Note: The settings on these tab windows are interrelated. This means that selecting one may disable access to others.
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Profile Info Tab
Field
Description
Network Profile
Enter the name of this record. This is the name that appears in the Configured Networks list and, by
default, is the same as the broadcast SSID. Note that there is nothing special about the name "default".
You could configure any other record similarly and it would behave the same way.
Network Name
This is the SSID of the AP. If the AP broadcasts its SSID, then this value may be derived from the Available Networks list. If the SSID does not broadcast, then you must manually enter the value here.
Peer-to-Peer
Group
Select this option to have two or more client workstations communicate with each other without the benefit of an AP. You should also select Do Active Scan and, in the WEP Management page, enable Use
key for data encryption while entering a common key for both sides.
WPA is not supported in this mode.
Do active scan
Select this option whenever the AP (or client, for ad hoc mode) is not broadcasting its SSID.
Authentication
Profile
Select the Client Configuration (user) profile associated with this network. The drop-down list contains
the profile names created on the User tab of the Client configuration area.
To open the selected profile, select it in the drop-down list and tap View. The User tab opens displaying
the profile details. If you tap OK (to save changes) or Cancel, you are returned to the Profile Info tab.
WEP Mgmt Tab
Field
Description
Provide encryption
key dynamically
This option is selected by default. If this option is selected, the other WEP settings on this page
are disabled. To enter a custom WEP, de-select this option. The other fields become active.
Use key for data
encryption
Select this option to manually enter a WEP key to encrypt your data to the AP. You enter that key
in the Key field below.
Use key to
authenticate with
AP
Select this option if your network does not support 802.1x authentication and you need to connect to the AP without username and password authentication. The key entered below is used to
authenticate instead.
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Field
Description
Key
In this field, enter the WEP key.
ASCII: 5 or 13 characters
Hexadecimal: 10 or 26 characters.
When the key entered is in the correct format, the screen
changes to display the type - ASCII or Hexadecimal.
Key Index/Transmit
Key
The Key Index drop-down list contains the available keys. You may enter up to four keys for
reception; the Client will try all four to find one that works with the AP.
From the drop-down list, select the key to be used for transmission as well. If the key selected is
the transmit key, the Transmit key box is checked.
To change the transmit key, select another key and check the Transmit key box. The check box
of the original transmit key will be automatically de-selected.
WPA Settings Tab
The WPA Settings tab appears only when the device you are configuring uses WPA.
Field
Description
WPA Mode
This drop-down list contains the following options:
• Disabled–This is the default selection. Do not enable WPA mode.
• WPA 802.1x–Enable WPA and obtain key information through the 802.1x protocol.
• WPA PSK–Enable WPA with Pre-Shared Key (PSK) information entered in the field below. This
mode is used if the 802.1x protocol is not being used for authentication.
Encryption
Select the encryption method from:
• WEP
• TKIP
• *AES
*AES is not supported in Dolphin 9500 Series hardware.
PSK pass-phrase
This field activates if you select WPA PSK in the WPA Mode drop-down list. Enter a Hexadecimal
value that is 64 characters long. Asterisks appear as you type for increased security.
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Logging
The event log is an ASCII text file named “LOG8021X.TXT” located in the directory defined by the WINDIR environment variable
(usually the Windows directory). The information the log records is determined by the log settings on the System tab.
The format of the entries is
Time Stamp
Message Text
The Refresh button at the bottom of the screen is used to update the log file while you are reading it. If the file gets too large, old
entries are automatically deleted.
If you wish to start with a blank file, exit from the Client (so the icon no longer appears at the lower right of the screen) and delete
the log file (log8021x) in File Explorer.
When you restart the Client, a new log file is created.
Installing Certificates with CertAdd
Certificate Requirements
During configuration, you may have specified one or two certificates to use during the authentication process. The specified
identity should match the Issued to field in the certificate and should be registered on the authentication server (i.e., RADIUS
server) that is used by the authenticator. In addition, your certificate must be valid on the authentication server. This requirement
depends on the authentication server and generally means that the authentication server must know the issuer of your certificate
as a trusted Certificate Authority (CA).
If the selected certificate does require a password or pass phrase to decode the private key, enter this value in the “Certificate
Pass Phrase” field. This value will be encrypted when the configuration is saved. However, on some systems, there may not be
a certificate. If that is the case, you can use the section below as a primer on OS X certificate management.
About CertAdd
CertAdd is a standalone utility that allows certificates to be selected and installed on a Windows Mobile device.
Installing Certificates
Client or CA certificates can be imported from *.cer (same as *.der), *.p7b, or *.pfx files.
1. Download the certificate file to the My Documents folder. The location isn’t critical, although you may want to create a
standard folder for consistency.
2. Go to Start > Programs > Meetinghouse Certificate Installer. All valid certificate file types located in the My Documents
folder appear in the list.
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3. Tap and hold on a certificate in the list. A pop-up appears asking if you want to install the certificate.
4. Tap OK. The certificate is loaded into the correct certificate store.
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Advice and Workarounds
Issue
Possible Causes and Solutions
The Client will not start on the device with
an error message about missing files.
Perform a soft reset.
The wireless network interface (port) does
not appear in the main AEGIS screen.
• The license is not valid (If you have entered a time-limited
license, is your clock on the device correct?).
• Restart the client - on the main screen tap Client >
Restart.
• Perform a soft reset.
• If the radio is turned off or the radio card is not present, this
will sometimes cause the port name to not appear.
• If the radio driver is very old and does not support NDIS
5.1 commands, the Client may not be able to detect it.
The wireless network interface appears,
but when I select it and tap Configure, the
Scan button is disabled.
Enable the radio; Start > Settings > Connections tab >
Radio Manager.
The client is not attaching to the correct
AP.
The default network profile instructs the client to attach to
the first available AP. On the Wireless Networks window,
select a network, move it to Configured Networks, and then
move it above default in the list.
The Client is failing authentication even
though all my information was entered correctly.
1. Verify that the network profile for the AP corresponds to
the authentication profile you created for it.
My AP does not broadcast its SSID. Even
though I have manually configured an AP
with that name, the Client won't associate
with it.
• Make sure that the desired SSID is listed as the Network
Name, not the Network Profile (which is a screen label).
• Verify that Do Active Scan is selected on the Profile Info
tab. If not selected, the Client will not attempt to find the
AP.
I am authenticated, but I don't get an IP
address through DHCP.
On the main screen, tap and hold on your AP, tap Configure
on the popup menu, and select the Protocol tab. Verify that
Renew IP Address is selected.
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Select the network profile in the Configured
Networks list.
• Tap Properties. The Profile Info tab opens; see
page 8-24.
• In the Authentication profiles drop-down list, select
the profile you want to review.
• Tap View. The User tab appears displaying the
profile’s information.
2. Verify that you have configured the identity and
password into the correct fields on the User tab in the
authentication profile. If you are using PEAP or TTLS,
the username and password are entered in the Tunneled
authentication section.
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Issue
Possible Causes and Solutions
I cannot attach to my old network that does
not support 802.1x authentication, but is
using WEP encryption.
• Verify that you can see your SSID in the Available
Networks list on the Wireless Networks tab. Move the
SSID to the top of the Configured Networks list so that it is
accessed first. If the SSID is not there, you can add it
manually and enter the SSID as the network name.
• Select the SSID and tap Properties.
• On the Profile Info tab, select Do active scan if your AP
does not broadcast its SSID.
• On the WEP Mgmt tab, select Use key for data
encryption and Use key to authenticate with AP.
• Enter the WEP Key.
• On the Protocol tab, select Renew IP Address (unless
you have entered one manually separate from the Client)
• Note that the port status indicator in the main screen reads
"Associated," not "Authenticated" when the connection is
complete; although the log file will indicate "Entered
AUTHENTICATED state."
I made changes, but they do not appear to
have taken effect.
Always tap OK before exiting a screen you have changed.
Then restart the Client from the Client menu on the main
screen.
How do I enable peer-to-peer (ad-hoc)
mode to have two clients communicate
without an AP?
• On the Wireless Networks tab, add a new profile to the
Configured Network list.
• On the Profile Info tab, give each side the same network
name (SSID).
• Select Peer-to-Peer Group (ad hoc mode) and Do
active scan.
• On the WEP management section, select Use key for data
encryption and enter an identical key for both clients.
• Verify that this network profile is the first (or only) one in
the Configured Network list and try to restart both clients
at roughly the same time.
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Wireless PAN (WPAN) Communications with Bluetooth
Overview
Dolphin terminals are available with a Bluetooth radio for WPAN (Wireless Personal Area Network) usage. When the Dolphin is
first initialized, the *.cab file and module for Bluetooth are installed.
Enabling the Bluetooth Radio
Before using the radio, make sure that the Bluetooth radio is enabled. When the radio is enabled, the Bluetooth icon appears in
the task tray on the Today screen.
Note: Radios are enabled in the Radio Manager; tap Start > Settings > Connections tab > Radio Manager.
Setting Up Your Bluetooth Card
Note: If you use the Get Connected! Wizard, which is recommended for normal usage, then this step is not necessary. This step
would be used to change the friendly name of your device.
1. Tap the Bluetooth icon that appears in the task tray on the Today screen.
2. In the pop-up menu, select Advanced Features, then My Bluetooth Device. (If you installed OBEX, the menu also lists
Transfer via Bluetooth.)
3. On the General tab, you can modify the Friendly Name and make any desired configuration changes. When done, tap OK.
• In normal phone connect operation, Discoverable mode is not needed and should be disabled.
• If you do enable Discoverable mode (e.g., for ActiveSync), note that it does not shut off by itself. To save power, remember
to disable it when not needed.
• Connectable, Use Authentication, and Use Encryption are also not required for printing or dial-up networking applications.
• Check Use Authentication to enable the Use Encryption option.
Assign COM Ports
Follow these steps to view and/or modify the Bluetooth COM ports.
1. Tap on the Bluetooth icon on the Today screen. Select Advanced Features, then My Bluetooth Device.
Note: If you installed OBEX, the menu also lists Transfer via Bluetooth.
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2. Tap on the COM Ports tab.
3.
As needed, view and/or enable/disable the Bluetooth COM port assignments. Tap OK.
You can also disable the IrDA port to free up a port for Bluetooth devices. Tap Start > Settings > Connections tab > IrDA and
select Disable IrDA Port.
Note: The Bluetooth Phone port can be enabled or disabled.
Object Sharing
1. Tap the Bluetooth icon that appears in the task tray on the Today screen.
2. In the pop-up menu, select Advanced Features, then My Bluetooth Device.
3. Tap the Object Sharing tab.
Discover Bluetooth Device(s)
Follow these steps to discover other Bluetooth devices nearby, including non-phone devices. The Device Discovery Wizard is a
more detailed alternative to using the Bluetooth “Get Connected!” Wizard or Bluetooth ActiveSync or Bluetooth LAN Access
options. The Device Discovery Wizard allows you to discover any type of Bluetooth device.
1. If not open, launch the Bluetooth Devices folder. Tap on the Bluetooth icon on the Today screen. Select Advanced
Features then Bluetooth Devices.
2. In the Bluetooth Devices Folder, tap on the Device Discovery icon. Or you can tap on Tools. In the pop-up menu, select
Device Discovery.
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3. Follow the Bluetooth Device Discovery Wizard to search for Bluetooth devices nearby. When prompted, select the device
type you seek.
4.
When the search is complete, a screen reports the discovered Bluetooth devices. Check the box next to any device you
wish to save information about, (i.e., any devices you wish to connect to). Tap Next.
5.
A service discovery phase begins, 5-10 seconds per chosen device.
6. In the next screen, tap Finish.
Bond With Discovered Device(s)
Follow these steps to bond with an already discovered Bluetooth device. In most cases, bonding is for establishing secure
communications with a Bluetooth-enabled phone. This is a more detailed alternative to using the Bluetooth “Get Connected!
Wizard.”
Important!
• Do not try to bond with a Motorola Timeport 270C or Nokia 6310!
• Do not use this method to bond with a printer! The third-party printing software included on the installation CD also handles
bonding.
1. If not open, launch the Bluetooth Devices folder. Tap on the Bluetooth icon in the Today screen. Select Advanced
Features, then Bluetooth Devices.
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2. Tap and hold your stylus on the Bluetooth device you want to bond with. In the pop-up menu, select Bond.
3. Alternatively, after selecting a device, tap on the Bond icon. Or tap on Device, then select Bond.
4. The Bluetooth Device Bonding Wizard launches. Follow the wizard to bond with your selected device.
5. As prompted, make sure the Bluetooth device that you want to bond with is in Bondable mode.
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6. If the remote device is set up to accept bonding, a Bluetooth Passkey screen appears. To continue bonding, enter the
correct passkey and tap Reply.
7. When you have successfully bonded with the other device, tap Finish.
View Device Properties
Follow these steps to view the properties of an already discovered device.
1. If not open, launch the Bluetooth Devices folder. Tap on the Bluetooth icon on the Today screen. Select Advanced
Features then Bluetooth Devices.
2. Select a device. Tap on the Properties icon, or tap on Device then select Properties. Alternatively, you can tap and hold
your stylus on the Bluetooth device you want to view information about. In the pop-up menu, select Properties.
3.
Use the General and Services screens to research device properties. If needed, assign a new device type icon by tapping
on the arrow buttons in the General screen. You can also use the Device name field to rename the device. When done, tap
OK for the setting to take effect.
Set Up Your Favorite Device
Follow these steps to set up default devices in the Bluetooth Devices folder. Please note that the Get Connected! Wizard
automatically assigns the favorite phone.
1. Tap Tools > My Favorites.
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2. Tap on the tab for the type of device you would like to set a favorite for. If needed, use the arrow buttons to scroll and find
the tab you need.
Note: Tabs appears only for COM ports you have enabled. To enable a port, refer to the “Assign COM Ports” section earlier in
this chapter. All tabs contain the same options for their type.
3. To select a favorite device, select Use the favorite selected above. In the drop-down list, select your device. Tap OK.
4. After setting a device as your favorite, its icon appears in the Bluetooth Devices folder with a heart next to it.
Change Views
You can switch between the Large Icons or Details views for the Bluetooth Devices folder.
1. In Bluetooth Devices, tap on View.
2. In the pop-up menu, choose between Large Icons or Details.
Large Icons
Details
Note: In Details view, you can see the Device Class and scroll right to see the current Bonded status.
Delete a Device From the Folder
If you no longer plan to connect with it, you can delete a device from the Bluetooth Devices folder.
1. If not open, launch the Bluetooth Devices folder.
2. Tap and hold your stylus on the device you wish to delete. In the pop-up menu, select Delete.
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Turn Radio Transmitter ON/OFF
You may want to turn off the radio transmitter to save power or if you are entering an area with radio restrictions (e.g., an airplane).
1. Tap on the Bluetooth icon in the task tray on the Today screen.
2. In the pop-up menu, select Turn Transmitter OFF.
3. The Bluetooth Card radio transmitter shuts off. The Bluetooth icon and menu options turn gray.
4. To turn the radio transmitter back on, tap on the gray Bluetooth icon. In the pop-up-menu, select Turn Transmitter ON.
Bluetooth ActiveSync
This section explains how to quickly and easily ActiveSync to a notebook or desktop computer with Microsoft ActiveSync.
1. Tap on the Bluetooth icon. In the pop-up menu, select Bluetooth ActiveSync.
2. The next screen varies if your Bluetooth Devices folder contains computers, and if one is chosen as your favorite. Please
refer to the appropriate scenario:
SCENARIO #1: Your Bluetooth Devices folder contains a favorite desktop computer.
(a) When you tap Bluetooth ActiveSync, your device automatically tries to connect to your favorite computer.
(b) The Connect To screen appears, reporting that it is trying to connect to Wireless ActiveSync.
(c) After a successful connection is made, the status screen reports Connected. Now you are ready to synchronize files, if
desired.
SCENARIO #2: Your Bluetooth Devices folder contains no favorite desktop computer.
(a) When you tap on Bluetooth ActiveSync, a screen appears that allows you to choose which computer to connect to in
your Bluetooth Devices folder. Choose a computer from the list and tap Select, or tap Find to search for another computer.
Note: If the computer you want to connect to is not listed, tap Find to begin a search. Proceed as described in Scenario #3 on
page 9-8.
(b) Your device attempts to connect to your selected computer.
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(c) After a successful connection is made, the status screen reports Connected. Now you are ready to synchronize files, if
desired.
SCENARIO #3: Your Bluetooth Devices folder contains no computers.
(a) When you tap on Bluetooth ActiveSync, a Bluetooth Device Search automatically begins.
Note: You can also start the device search by tapping Find in the Bluetooth Devices screen.
(b) After the search is complete, select the computer you wish to ActiveSync with and tap Select. If the computer is not listed,
make sure the computer is discoverable and tap Refresh to search again.
(c) After you tap Select, a service discovery phase begins.
(d) The Connect To screen appears, reporting that it is trying to connect to Wireless ActiveSync.
(e) After a successful connection is made, the status screen reports Connected. Now you are ready to synchronize, if desired.
Bluetooth LAN Access
This section explains how to use the Bluetooth LAN Access feature to quickly and easily connect to a Bluetooth-enabled LAN
access point.
1. Tap on the Bluetooth icon. In the pop-up menu, select Bluetooth LAN Access.
2. The next screens varies depending on if your Bluetooth Devices folder contains any access points, and if one is chosen as
your favorite. Please refer to the appropriate scenario:
SCENARIO #1: Your Bluetooth Devices folder contains no favorite access point.
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(a) When you tap Bluetooth LAN Access, a screen appears that allows you to choose which access point to connect to in
your Bluetooth Devices folder. Choose an access point from the list and tap Select.
Note: If your access point is not listed, tap Find and proceed as described in Scenario #3.
(b) Your device tries to connect to the selected access point.
(c) If your LAN requires a passkey, a screen appears asking for the passkey. Enter the passkey, then tap OK.
(d) After a successful connection is made, the status screen reports Connected.
(e) Now you are ready to access your LAN for Internet access, files, etc.
SCENARIO #2: Your Bluetooth Devices folder contains a favorite access point.
(a) When you tap Bluetooth LAN Access, the device automatically tries to connect with your favorite access point.
(b) If your LAN requires a passkey, a screen appears, asking for the passkey. Enter the passkey, then tap OK.
(c) After a successful connection is made, the status screen reports Connected.
(d) Now you are ready to access your LAN for Internet access, files, etc.
SCENARIO #3: Your Bluetooth Devices folder has no access points.
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(a) When you tap Bluetooth LAN Access, the device automatically begins to search for new Bluetooth devices.
Note: You can also start the device search by tapping Find in the Bluetooth Devices screen. See Scenario #2.
(b) After the search is complete, select the access point you wish to connect to. Tap Select. If the access point is not listed,
tap Refresh to search again.
(c) After you tap Select, a service discovery phase begins.
(d) If the LAN requires a Passkey, a screen appears, asking for the Passkey. Enter the passkey, then tap OK.
(e) After a successful connection is made, the screen reports Connected.
(f)
Now you are ready to access your LAN for Internet access, files, etc.
OBEX
This section explains how to use the OBEX (object exchange) application to trade business cards, contacts or files with another
Bluetooth device that supports OBEX.
Bluetooth OBEX application supports five operations:
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Exchange Business Cards
Send a Contact
Send a File
Browse Remote Device
Receive Contact or File
Enable File Sharing
The first four operations - exchange business cards, send a contact, send a file, and browse remote device - are client-oriented.
They involve initiating an object exchange.
The last two operations - receive contact or file and enable file sharing - are server-oriented. They involve accepting objects in
an exchange initiated by another Bluetooth device.
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Exchange Business Cards
1. Make sure both Bluetooth devices have a business card assigned to them.
If each device does not have a business card assigned to it, you cannot exchange business cards.
To assign a business card to your device, do the following:
• Tap on the Bluetooth icon. In the pop-up menu, tap Advanced Features > My Bluetooth Device.
• Tap on the Object Sharing tab. Under My business card, tap Assign
• In the next screen, select your business card and tap OK. If your business card is not listed, tap Contacts to create one.
When you return to the Object Sharing screen, tap OK.
2. Make sure the other Bluetooth device is set up to receive a contact. The device must support the OBEX Object Push profile.
Note: If the other device is also using the Bluetooth Connection Kit, you can set it up to receive a contact by tapping the Bluetooth
icon. In the pop-up menu, tap Transfer via Bluetooth > Receive Contact or File.
3. Now you are ready to exchange business cards. Tap on the Bluetooth icon. In the pop-up menu, tap Transfer via
Bluetooth > Exchange Business Cards.
4. If your device has no devices in the Bluetooth Devices Folder, then it begins to search for Bluetooth devices nearby.
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5. Select the Bluetooth device you wish to exchange business cards with. If the device is not listed, tap Find.
6. Your device begins exchanging business cards. After the exchange, the new business card should appear in your Contacts
Send a Contact
1. Make sure the other Bluetooth device is set up to receive a contact. It must support the OBEX Object Push server profile.
Refer to the documentation that came with the device for instructions.
Note: If the other device is also using the Bluetooth Connection Kit, you can set it up to receive a contact by tapping the Bluetooth
icon. In the pop-up menu, tap Transfer via Bluetooth > Receive Contact or File.
2. Now you are ready to send a contact. Go to your Contacts folder.
3. Tap and hold your stylus on the contact(s) you would like to send. In the pop-up menu, select Send Via Bluetooth.
4. If your device has no devices in the Bluetooth Devices Folder, then it begins to search for Bluetooth devices nearby.
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5. Select the Bluetooth device you wish to send the contact(s) to. If the desired device is not listed, tap Find.
6. Your device processes and sends the contact(s).
Send a File
1. Make sure the other Bluetooth device can receive a file; that device must support the OBEX Object Push server profile.
Note: If the other device is also using the Bluetooth Connection Kit, you can set it up to receive a file by tapping the Bluetooth
icon. In the pop-up menu, tap Transfer via Bluetooth > Receive Contact or File.
2. Now you are ready to send a file. Tap the Bluetooth icon. In the pop-up menu, tap Transfer via Bluetooth > Send a File.
3. If your device has no devices in the Bluetooth Devices Folder, then it begins to search for Bluetooth devices nearby.
4. Select the Bluetooth device you wish to send a file. If the desired device is not listed, tap Find.
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5. In the next screen, tap on the file you wish to send. You can use the Folder and Type drop-down menus to search for your
file. Also, you can scroll horizontally to view the folder, date, size, type, and location of each file.
6. Your device sends the file.
Browse Remote Device
The Bluetooth File Explorer lets your device share files with another Bluetooth device. The other device must support the OBEX
File Transfer server profile.
This section covers the following file transfer operations:
• Prepare for file transfer
• Send/receive file(s) or folder(s)
• Create a folder
• Delete file(s) or folder(s)
• Refresh remote view
• Connect/disconnect
• Exit the program
Note: “Local device” refers to the device you are running the OBEX from. “Remote device” refers to the Bluetooth device you
are trying to transfer files with.
Prepare for File Transfer
1. Make sure the remote device has file sharing enabled. It must support the OBEX File Transfer server profile.
Note: If the other device is also using the Bluetooth Connection Kit, you can enable file sharing by tapping the Bluetooth icon.
In the pop-up menu, tap Transfer via Bluetooth > Enable File Sharing.
2. Now you are ready to browse the remote device. Tap on the Bluetooth icon. In the pop-up menu, tap Transfer via
Bluetooth > Browse Remote Device.
3. If your device has no devices in the Bluetooth Devices Folder that supports OBEX File Transfer, then it begins to search for
Bluetooth devices nearby.
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4. Select the Bluetooth device you wish to browse. If the desired device is not listed, tap Find.
If the device is in the list, select it and tap Select.
5. Your device begins to establish a file sharing connection.
6. After the devices successfully connect, the Bluetooth File Explorer appears. Half of the screen shows contents of the remote
device, while the other half shows contents of your device (the local device). The very bottom of the screen reports the
connection status.
Send/Receive File(s) or Folder(s)
• Single-tap items to select them for transfer.
• Double-tap on a folders to open it and see its contents.
1. Select the file(s) or folder(s) that you wish to transfer. You can select items from only one device per transfer session.
2. There are two different ways to initiate the transfer:
• Tap File > Send to remote or Get from remote, as applicable. The inappropriate option should be gray.
• Tap on the Send to remote icon or Get from remote icon, as applicable. The inappropriate icon should be gray.
3. A screen reports the status of the transfer.
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4. After the transfer, a copy of each selected item should appear in the other device.
Create a Folder
1. Tap on the File menu. Select Remote device or Local device, wherever you want to create a folder, then tap Create
remote folder or Create local folder, as applicable.
2. You can also tap and hold your stylus on an item in either the remote or local device that you wish to put in a new folder. In
the pop-up menu, select Create folder.
3. In the next screen, enter a name for your new folder. Tap OK.
4. The new folder should be listed under the appropriate device.
Delete File(s) or Folder(s)
1. Select the items you wish to delete. You can only delete items from one device at a time.
2. Tap on the File menu. Select Remote device or Local device, wherever the items are located, then tap Delete remote
item(s) or Delete local item(s), as applicable.
3. Once in local or remote, tap and hold on the item you want to delete and select Delete folder on the popup menu.
4. In the Confirm screen, tap Yes.
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Refresh Remote View
1. Tap on the Device menu. Select Refresh remote view.
2. Your local device begins to read the contents of the remote device.
3. After a few seconds, the contents view of the remote device is refreshed.
Connect/Disconnect
To connect to the remote device, do the following:
1. Make sure the remote device has file sharing enabled.
2. Start the connection process by either of two methods:
• Tap Device > Connect.
• Tap the Connect icon.
3. On the next screen, select the device you wish to connect to and tap Select. Your device attempts to connect to the
selected device.
To disconnect from the remote device, do the following:
1. Start the disconnection process by either of two methods:
• Tap Device > Disconnect.
• Tap the Connect icon.
2. Your device disconnects from the remote device. Afterwards, no contents are listed for the remote device.
Exit Bluetooth File Explorer
To exit the Bluetooth File Explorer, tap File > Exit.
Receive Contact or File
1. Tap on the Bluetooth icon. In the pop-up menu, tap Transfer via Bluetooth > Receive Contact or File.
2. The Receive Contact or File status screen appears. Your device waits two minutes for the contact or file.
3. After successfully connecting to the remote device, the screen reports Connected then disappear. The new contact or file
should now be on your device.
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4. If two minutes passes before you receive the item, tap Wait Again.
5. After you receive the file or contact, the “Receive Contact or File” feature is automatically disabled.
Enable File Sharing
1. Tap on the Bluetooth icon. In the pop-up menu, tap Transfer via Bluetooth > Enable File Sharing.
2. The Enable File Sharing status screen appears. Your device waits two minutes for the remote device to connect.
3. After successfully connecting to the remote device, the screen reports that you are connected.
4. If two minutes passes before you connect, tap Wait Again.
5. File sharing is enabled until you end it by tapping Cancel.
Connecting to a Bluetooth Modem
1. Bond with a Bluetooth modem; see Bond With Discovered Device(s) on page 9-3.
2. Select the Bluetooth modem as a Favorite; see Set Up Your Favorite Device on page 9-5.
3. Tap Start > Settings > Connections tab > Connections and select Add a new modem connection.
4. On the Make New Connection window, in the Select a modem: drop-down list, select the Bluetooth modem you established
as a Favorite.
5. Tap Next and continue to set up the modem connection as normal.
Note: To specify dialing rules when connecting, Tap Start > Settings > Connections tab > Advanced tab > Dialing Rules.
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Wireless WAN (WWAN) Communications with GSM/GPRS
The Dolphin 9500 is the only terminal in the Dolphin 9500 Series that can be configured with an integrated Siemens® GSM/GPRS
quad-band radio module for WWAN communications.
Overview
GSM
Short for Global System for Mobile communications, GSM is an open, non-proprietary wireless WAN system
that is constantly evolving and growing. One of its great strengths is international roaming capability, which
provides standardized dialing in more than 170 countries.
GPRS
Short for General Packet Radio Service, GPRS is a non-voice value added service that allows packetswitched data to be instantly sent and received across mobile telephone networks.
Enabling the GSM/GPRS Radio
The radio driver for GSM is installed and enabled by default after each hard reset. Before using the radio, make sure that the
GSM radio is enabled. For details, see Using the Radio Manager on page 7-9.
GSM Radios
Dolphin 7900 terminals can support an MC-45 or MC-75 radio for two-way voice and data communication.
MC-45 Radio
Supports 900/1800/1900 MHz frequencies for use in Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia.
MC-75 Radio
Supports 850/900/1800/1900 MHz frequencies for use in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Europe,
Middle East, Asia, and Australia.
Dual-Band Antenna
Dolphin terminals configured with a GSM radio feature an external antenna
that is optimized for power output and receiver sensitivity. This is an omnidirectional antenna with zero dBm gain.
For the MC-75 radio, there are two different antennas based on geographical
location; each supports two bandwidths:
Europe
Supports 900 MHz and 1800 MHz bands. This
antenna is color-coded with a white O-ring on the
inside of the antenna.
North America
Supports 850 MHz and 1900 MHz bands. This
antenna is color-coded with a green O-ring on the
inside of the antenna.
Requirements
Using GMS/GPRS on a Dolphin 9500 terminal requires a:
• Network subscription to a GSM/GPRS network (you need to know what service providers are in your geographic area), and
• SIM card that has been activated by the network service provider installed on the terminal (see SIM Card Installation on page
10-2).
Capabilities
Dolphin terminals with integrated GSM/GPRS radios are optimized for the following two-way voice and data communications:
• GSM voice data ("dial-up")
• SMS (Short Message Service) text messages
• GPRS Class 10 - data transmissions average 40-60 Kbps (available speed depends on the wireless network carrier)
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SIM Card Installation
Short for Subscriber Information Module, a SIM card stores the subscriber's personal information, GSM/GPRS radio settings,
security keys, contacts, etc. SIM cards are installed in compatible mobile devices, enabling you to switch devices without losing
personal and setup information.
SIM Card Requirements
Before installing the SIM card:
• The SIM card must be activated by the service provider.
• The terminal must be powered down.
Note: If no SIM card is installed, you can still make emergency phone calls such as 9-1-1, for example.
To Install a SIM Card
On the Dolphin 9500 terminal, access to the SIM card is located under the battery well, which enables easy access to the SIM
card while securing it under an installed battery.
1. Turn off your terminal and lay it face-down on a flat surface.
2. Remove the battery pack; see To Remove the Main Battery Pack on page 2-2.
Battery Well
Battery Interface
SIM Card Door
3. Unscrew the faceplate of the SIM card door. You must use a Torx T6 wrench. You can purchase this wrench from Hand
Held Products, part number 100001700.
4. Insert your SIM card. Make sure the interface on the card is connected to the SIM Card interface in the slot; the beveled
corner is in the upper right corner.
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5. Place the SIM card door over the secured SIM card and fasten the screws.
Screws
SIM Card Door
SIM Card
SIM Card Interface
6. Install the battery pack and turn on the terminal.
Audio Modes
The back panel of the Dolphin 9500 contains both a speaker and a microphone that you can use to send and receive audio
signals over the GSM network; see Back Panel Features on page 3-6.
There are three audio modes:
Handset
Handset mode is when you use the use the back panel of the terminal just as you would a cell phone,
holding the speaker to your ear to receive audio information and the your mouth over the microphone
to send audio information. This is the default audio mode.
Headset
Headset mode is when you plug a headset into the audio jack and speak into the microphone. You
must use a 2.5mm plug; no other audio plug will fit.
Hands-Free
Hands-free mode is when you use the back panel of the Dolphin 9500 as a speakerphone. To switch
the back panel to speakerphone, in the Dialler, tap Settings > Speakerphone. The audio levels
adjust appropriately for speakerphone use.
Keyboard Combinations for Calls
Each keyboard option contains a key combination to send and end a call using the Red modifier key.
Keyboard
To Send, Press…
To End (reject), Press…
35-key keyboard
Red + SP
Red + DEL
43-key keyboard
Red + D
Red + H
56-key keyboard
Red + 3
Red + 6
Volume Control
Use the Dolphin keyboard to manually adjust the volume.
To raise the volume, press the Blue modifier key + up arrow
To lower the volume, press the Blue modifier key + down arrow
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Using uPhone
The uPhone Application Suite contains three programs that function together to provide a complete voice, data, and text
messaging solution for a mobile device fitted with a radio modem:
• Dialler emulates a mobile phone and is used to make and receive telephone calls.
• Call Log displays a list of the most recent calls.
• SMS Manager is a text messaging program.
Accessing uPhone
Tap Start > Programs > uPhone. Tap one of the icons to launch the program.
Navigation Bar Icons
When the Dialler or SMS Manager applications are not open, the icons in the Navigation bar at the top of the screen indicates
the status of the phone and messaging system. Each icon indicates s specific action and, when tapped, displays a bubble window
that lets you know what is happening.
Icons and Bubble Messages
Icon
Description
Tap this icon to display:
The phone is off.
Bubble Options
Tap Power Phone On to turn the phone
on and close the bubble.
Tap Hide to leave the phone off and
close the bubble.
The phone can only make
emergency calls. This usually means there is no SIM
card installed or PIN number established.
Tap Hide to dismiss the bubble.
This icon will appear in the Navigation bar
until a SIM card is installed or a PIN is
entered.
The phone is registering on
the network.
Tap Hide to dismiss the bubble.
This is a temporary state. This icon
appears only until the phone is registered
on the network.
The phone is on and registered.
To the right of the phone is a
bar that indicates signal
strength.
Tap Hide to dismiss the bubble.
Tap Power Phone Off to turn off the
phone. The icon in the Navigation bar
changes to indicate the phone is now off.
Medium signal strength.
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Icons and Bubble Messages
Icon
Description
Tap this icon to display:
Bubble Options
Good signal strength.
Full signal strength.
Incoming SMS message
available.
Tap View to display the full message in
SMS Manager.
This bubble appears automatically
when a new SMS message is
received. It contains the sender’s
information and the first line of the
text message.
Tap Reply to switch to the SMS Manager
Compose screen. The 'To:' field is autofilled with the sender’s address.
Tap Save to put the message in the SMS
Manager Inbox.
Tap Delete to delete the message.
Tapping each button closes the bubble.
A new voicemail message is
available.
Tap Call Answerphone to dial the
Answerphone service and retrieve
voicemail messages.
This bubble appears automatically
when a voicemail notification is
received.
There is a call in progress to
the name or number shown
in the bubble.
Tap Hide to close the bubble.
Tap Hide to close the bubble.
Tap End to end the call.
This icon appears when
there is a call coming in or
going out.
For a call going out
Tap Hide to close the bubble.
Tap End to end the call.
A different bubble displays
for each circumstance.
If the incoming call is a conference call, a different bubble displays.
If the caller is in the Phonebook, the
name displays. If not in the Phonebook,
the caller’s number displays; if the
number can’t be read, “no number”
displays.
This bubble appears automatically
when a call comes in and while the
ringtone sounds.
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Tap Answer to answer the call; this
places any current call on hold.
Tap Reject to reject the call.
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Using the Dialler
The Dialler is the is the program that manages your GSM/GPRS cell phone calls.
To launch the Dialler, tap Start > Programs > uPhone > Dialler. The program launches and the uPhone Dialler screen opens:
Three information lines:
Dialler screen
Network–name of service provider.
Number/Name–dialed, incoming, and
outgoing calls.
Status–status of the phone.
Signal Strength Four bars is optimal.
Tap to send a call or
accept an incoming call
Tap to end a call
Tap to clear the Dialler screen
Phone keypad - tap the numbers to dial
Tap * and # buttons for
interactive voice systems;
i.e., touchtones.
Making a Call
Entering a Phone Number
You can:
• Enter the numbers manually using the phone keypad on the Dialler screen, the SIP, or the Dolphin keyboard.
• As you enter each number, the digits appear on the Dialler screen in the Name/Number line. If a contact matching the
entered number is found in the Phonebook, the name of the contact appears in the Name/Number line as you type;
tapping on the name enters the rest of the number automatically.
• Use the Phonebook to
• Select an existing contact.
Tap Tools > Phonebook, select a name or number in the list, and tap OK (you can also tap and hold on the entry).
The number is automatically entered in the Dialler and appears on the screen.
• Use speed dial.
Tap and hold on the list to see a popup menu of speed dial numbers.
• Use the Call Log
•
When the phone is in Idle status, you can tap the Send button on the screen
, press the ENTER key, or tap
Tools > Call Log to see a list of the last 20 calls made or received. Tap and hold on an entry in the list and select Dial.
Pressing the Send button or ENTER key performs this function only when the phone is in an Idle Status.
Sending a Call
You can:
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• Tap the Send button
.
• Press the ENTER key on the keyboard.
• Press the appropriate key combination on the keyboard.
When the call is connected, the three information lines display the following:
Network Operator
Displays the name of the service provider you are using.
Name/Number
Displays the name and/or number you called. If the number is from your Phonebook, that entry
displays.
Status
The status of the call.
Idle - means no calls are incoming or outgoing.
In Call - means a phone call is in progress.
Incoming Call - means that a call is coming in.
0:00
The numbers in the lower, right corner display the minutes:seconds that have elapsed.
Receiving a Call
When the Dialler screen is open and an incoming call is detected, text is displayed on the Dialler screen. If the Dialler is not visible
at the time of the incoming call, a Navigation Bar notification appears.
When a call is coming in, the ringtone sounds and the three information lines on the Dialler screen display the following:
Network Operator
Displays the name of the service provider you are using.
Name/Number
Displays the name and/or number calling in. If the number is in your Phonebook, that entry displays.
Status
Incoming Call.
Answering a Call
You can:
• Tap the Send button
.
• Press the ENTER key on the keyboard.
• Press the appropriate key combination on the keyboard.
Rejecting a Call
You can:
• Tap the End button
.
• Press the appropriate key combination on the keyboard.
Call Waiting
If call waiting is enabled, a second incoming call can be received while a first call is in progress. The second incoming call uses
a different ringtone but displays the same incoming call notification.
If a second call is coming in, answering it automatically places the first call on hold. You can also reject the second call by tapping
the End button.
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Ending a Call
To end or reject a call, you can:
• Tap the End button
.
• Press the appropriate key combination on the keyboard.
Call Waiting
If two calls are in progress, the above options end the active call and place the other on hold.
To activate the call on hold, tap Send or press ENTER or the key combination to send calls.
To end the call on hold, tap End or press the key combination to end calls on the keyboard.
Conference Call
If a conference call is in progress, tap End or the key combination to end calls.
Call Waiting
The uPhone Dialler supports call waiting functionality. This means that you can receive a second call while on a first call.
Placing the Current Call on Hold
When a second call is coming in, to place the current call on hold
• Tap the Send button
.
• Press the ENTER key on the keyboard.
• Press the key combination for sending calls on the keyboard.
The Status line of the first call changes to Call on Hold. Tapping Send
Making a Second Call
again restores the call on hold.
To make a second call, place the current call on hold, then dial the second number. When there are
two calls (one active and one held) the status line displays In Call, Call on Hold.
Switching Between Calls
To switch between the active and held call, tap Send, press ENTER, or the appropriate key
combination to send calls. The display is updated to show the active call details, and that the other
call is on hold.
Making Conference Calls
In addition to supporting call waiting functionality, the uPhone Dialler enables you to join two calls into a conference call. When
two calls are in progress, tap the phone icon on the Navigation bar. This opens a bubble dialog that enables you to conference
both calls into one.
Button
Tapping this button…
Hold Active and Accept Held
Swaps between the currently held and active calls. Tapping Send or pressing ENTER performs the same function without opening this bubble dialog.
End Active and Accept Held
Drops the current active call and connects the held call.
Join Held in Conference Call
Connects the held call and the currently active call in a three-way conference call.
More than three parties can join a conference call via networking; each of the other parties
can add another call to the conference, and so on.
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Button
Tapping this button…
End Held
Drops the held call, and continues with the currently active call.
Hide
Closes the bubble.
Touchtones
To transmit touchtones for interactive voice systems while in a call, you can
• Tap the 0-9, *, and # buttons on the uPhone Dialler screen.
• Press 0-9 keys on the Dolphin keyboard; use the uPhone Dialler screen buttons for * and #.
Dialler Menus
There are three menus in the Dialler application:
1. Tools—Accesses application tools.
2. Settings—Opens application settings.
3. Help—Opens the About screen.
Tools Menu
The Tools menu provides the following options:
Menu Item
Description
See Page
Phonebook
Displays the Phonebook
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Call Log
Opens the Call Log
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SMS Manager
Opens the SMS Manager Inbox
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Select Skin
Selects a new skin for the uPhone Dialler application.
N/A
Configuration
Opens the uPhone Configuration control panel.
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Ringtones
Opens the ring tone selection control panel.
10-10
Charging
Displays call meter values.
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USSD
Sends text messages via USSD as opposed to SMS.
10-12
Exit
Exit the uPhone Dialler.
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Ringtone Configuration
Different ringtones, with individual volume settings, can be set for the following:
Ring Tone
Sounds on an incoming call.
Message Tone
Sounds on an incoming SMS or Voicemail notification.
Call Waiting Tone
Sounds to indicate an incoming call while you are already on a voice call.
You can access Ringtones two ways:
1. Tap Start > Settings > Personal tab > Ringtones icon OR
2. Open the Dialler (tap Start > Programs > uPhone > Dialler) and tap Tools > Ringtones. The Ringtones screen opens
displaying the current settings.
Select the desired ringtone for each type of tone in the drop-down lists. Tapping OK saves any changes. Opening another screen
without tapping OK discards any changes.
WAV Files
You can customize your ringtones with *.wav files installed on your terminal. To appear here, *.wav files must be stored in the
Programs Files > uPhone >Ring Tones folder.
Previewing Tones
You can preview each tone by selecting the *.wav file in the drop-down list and tapping the Preview button. Use the slider to set
the volume for each tone.
While the tone is playing, the Preview button changes to a Stop button; tap it to stop the preview.
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Phonebook
The Phonebook contains the contacts from the SIM card and Pocket Contacts. If fixed dialing is set in the SIM, then only those
numbers in the fixed dialing list are shown in the Phonebook, and only these numbers can be called from the Dialler.
You can access the Phonebook manually by opening the Dialler and going to Tools > Phonebook. When you tap and hold on
an entry, a popup menu displays.
Dial
Opens the Dialler with the number entered ready for dialing.
Send SMS
Opens the SMS Manager in the Compose screen with the 'To:' field populated with the number.
Speed Dial 2-9
These eight slots are used to assign the Dialler Speed Dial keys. To assign a number to a Speed Dial
slot, tap on an entry to assign the number. Tapping and holding the associated button when in Dialler
will automatically dial the assigned contact.
Charging
Accessed from the Tools menu, the Charging tool displays call meter values from the network service provider. Tap Tools >
Charging and the Charging window opens displaying the current values for the phone.
Field
Description
Call meters
Current call
Displays the number of charge units used on the current call.
Accumulated calls
Displays the number of charge units used to date.
Maximum available
Displays the maximum number of units available from the subscriber.
Refresh
Updates the Current call and Accumulated calls fields with the number of charge units used,
read from the SIM card.
Reset accumulated calls
Display a window for the subscriber to enter a PIN number–“PIN2”–from the subscriber.
When the correct PIN is entered, the accumulated call units are reset to 0 on the SIM card.
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Field
Description
Set maximum available
Display a window for the subscriber to enter a PIN number–“PIN2”–from the subscriber.
When the correct PIN is entered, the maximum available charge units for the user is set on
the SIM card.
USSD
Short for Unstructured Supplementary Service Data, (USSD) is a technology unique to GSM that enables session-based textmessaging as opposed to SMS, which is store-and-send text-messaging. Turnaround response times for interactive applications
are generally shorter for USSD than SMS. USSD is not currently available on all carrier networks.
USSD communicates with a USSD application portal, a news portal or a chat session with a co-worker.
Tap Tools > USSD.
Send
Sends the text entered in the Message section and begins the USSD session.
End
Ends the USSD session.
Message
Enter text to a USSD portal.
Network message
Displays the USSD message received from the network, allowing a session-based interaction.
Call Log
The Call Log maintains a list of the last 20 calls made or received in each of the following categories:
•
•
•
•
Voice Calls In (Default)
Voice Calls Out
Voice Calls Missed
GPRS Data
You can access the Call Log two ways:
1. Tap Start > Programs > uPhone > Call Log OR
2. Open the Dialler and tap Tools > Call Log.
The Call Log opens displaying the last few Voice Calls In; the most recent call always appears at the top.
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Name
The phone number or the name if the call was from or to a matching entry in the Phonebook.
Time
Time and date the call started. This is the local time and date.
Duration
Duration of the call (hours:minutes:seconds). The clock starts when the call connects, not when
dialed.
From the drop-down list, select the option you want to view.
To see everything, select All Calls.
Tools Menu
Clear
Deletes the entire Call Log.
Exit
Closes the Call Log.
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uPhone Configuration
uPhone Settings enable you to establish the normal operating parameters for uPhone applications.
Requirements
To open the uPhone configuration tools, the GSM radio must be enabled and an active SIM must be installed. The configuration
tools access the network directly. If you are not connected, settings cannot be configured and you will receive an error notification
when you attempt to open the configuration tools.
Accessing uPhone Configuration
You can access uPhone Settings two ways:
1. Tap Start > Settings > System tab > uPhone icon
.
2. In the Dialler application, selecting Tools > Configuration.
An animated wait icon displays the following message while the system accesses the network.
If there is no response from the network within 60 seconds, this message times-out and the control panel closes.
If the network responds, the uPhone Settings screen displays; the General tab appears first by default.
Tab Windows
uPhone Configuration consists of five tabs:
•
•
•
•
•
General
Network
Divert
Bar
Messaging
Tapping OK accepts any changes and exits the uPhone Configuration.
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General Tab
Field
Description
Phone Number
This is the phone number stored on the SIM. It is displayed here for information only.
Answerphone
This is the number to dial to retrieve voicemail messages. To enter a new number, tap on this
field and enter the digits.
Call waiting
Select On or Off to enable or disable call waiting functionality. Call waiting must be set to On
for conference calls.
PIN protection
Select On or Off to enable or disable PIN protection. If enabled, a PIN number is requested
when the phone is switched on.
Change PIN
This button is active only if PIN protection is set to On. Otherwise, the button is grayed-out.
If you tap Change PIN, a dialog box appears enabling you to change the PIN.
Enter the PIN. Tap OK to save the change. While typing, the numbers appear as asterisks to
hide the number from observation by third parties.
Network Tab
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The Network tab provides the ability to choose between Automatic and Manual network selection.
If you choose Manual network selection, the drop-down list of available networks activates. Choose a network from this list and
tap OK. A wait icon appears while the system accesses the selected network.
Divert Tab
The divert tab enables you to select divert options for incoming calls when you are unavailable to answer; e.g., when the phone
is off, you are out of network coverage, busy, or not able to answer.
All Calls diverts all incoming calls automatically.
Unavailable diverts incoming calls when you are unavailable.
The options in both lists are as follows:
Not Diverted
Select this option to not divert calls. This is the default setting for both All Calls and Unavailable lists.
Answerphone
Select this option to divert calls to voicemail.
To number
Select this option to forward incoming calls to another number.
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Bar Tab
The Bar tab sets enables you to bar both incoming and outgoing calls.
Bar outgoing calls
Bar incoming calls
Change barring code
Select one of the following options from the drop-down list:
Not barred
No restrictions on outgoing calls.
International calls
Bar international calls.
International except…
Only international calls to the home country designated on the SIM
card can be made.
All outgoing calls
Bar all outgoing calls.
Select one of the following options from the drop-down list:
Not barred
No restrictions on incoming calls.
Incoming calls when…
Bar incoming calls when the network coverage is in roaming status.
All incoming calls
Bar all incoming calls.
Tap this button to change the barring code.
In the Old code field, enter the current code, and enter the new code in the New code and the
Confirm code fields. While typing, the numbers appear as asterisks to hide the number from
observation by third parties.
To save the barring options, tap OK. The system displays a dialog requesting the barring password
before sending the updated settings to the network. Type in the password and tap OK.
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Messaging Tab
The Messaging tab enables you to adjust the default SMS settings.
Request Delivery Reports
By default, the SMS manager receives a confirmation report that each SMS message has been sent.
These confirmation reports can take up valuable space and memory. Therefore, you can cancel these
reports on this tab by selecting Off and tapping OK.
SMS number of retries
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This setting enables you to control the number of times the system will try to send an SMS message
until the message is sent. Nine is the default number. To change the default, enter the number in the
field and tap OK.
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SMS Manager
Abbreviated for Short Message Service, SMS enables the transmission of short messages (140-160 characters) to and from a
cell phone. SMS messages travel over the system's control channel, which is separate from the voice channel.
SMS Manager supports creation, sending, receiving, and storing of SMS text messages. Text messages sent or received can
be up to 160 characters long.
Opening the SMS Manager
You can access the SMS Manager two ways:
1. Tap Start > Programs > uPhone > SMS Manager, OR
2. Open the Dialler (Start > Programs > uPhone > Dialler) and tap Tools > SMS Manager. The SMS Manager opens to the
Inbox, which displays a list of your most recent text messages.
There are three folders: Inbox, Sent, and Outbox. Tap the Inbox folder to see all three folders. The name of the folder appears
in the gray bar just under the title bar.
Tap here
Note: Click the SMS box to expand and collapse the folders.
Inbox
The Inbox folder displays received text messages. Received messages have an envelope icon to the left. The Inbox folder also
receives error messages from text messages that could not transmit successfully.
When the Inbox folder is selected, received messages appear in the list.
To
Do this…
Open a message
Tap on the message and the content of the message appears.
Delete a message
Tap and hold on the message. Tap Delete on the popup menu that appears.
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Sent Folder
The Sent folder displays sent messages.
Outbox Folder
The Outbox folder displays text messages waiting to be sent.
Sending an SMS Message
1. In the task tray at the bottom of the screen, tap New. The new message screen opens with the cursor active in the text area.
2. Tap inside the To: field. To add the number, you can type it in or tap To: to select an entry from your Phonebook.
•
You must type a number that is in the appropriate international ISDN format for the country you are dialing. However,
you can dial a local number without the country code.
• Destination numbers can start with a “+” sign.
3. Tap inside the text area. To write a message, you can use the SIP or the terminal keyboard.
The Remaining characters field displays how many characters you can type in a message. Because 160 is the maximum
number of characters per message, the number portion of the field counts backwards from160 as you type.
4. When finished typing, tap the Send icon to transmit the message
.
If you tap OK before tapping Send, the program requests confirmation before discarding the message.
5. The Sending message box appears over the message.
6. When the message has been sent, the Message sent box appears.
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Icons at the Top of the Message Screen
Icon
Description
At the top of the window:
Copy selected text.
Cut selected text.
Paste text.
Undo the previous action.
This icon appears only in a message that has been sent.
Tapping this button will re-send the message.
In the task tray at the bottom of the window:
Send all messages in the Outbox.
Edit Menu
The Edit menu provides the same options as the icons at the top of the screen, with the following additional options:
Select All
Selects all text in the active message section.
Clear Selection
De-selects all text in the active message section.
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GPRS Settings
uPhone includes pre-configured GPRS connection profiles to connect to a GPRS network. When the GSM driver is enabled
uPhone selects the appropriate pre-configured profile based on the service provider information on the installed SIM card.
Before connecting to GPRS, you need to confirm and save the selected uPhone GPRS profile (or create one) in uPhone GPRS
Settings, then enter the ISP information in Microsoft’s connection manager.
The default profiles are for a modem connection. However, you can also configure GPRS for VPN or Proxy Server connections
by creating a GPRS connection profile for that connection type in Microsoft’s connection manager.
Requirements
No ActiveSync
Make sure that you are not connected to a host PC via ActiveSync when configuring the connection
settings!
Service Provider Information
You need the APN Number, and User name and Password from your network service provider.
Configuring the GPRS Connection
The GSM driver installs pre-configured GPRS connection profiles. When enabled, the GSM driver reads the installed SIM card
and selects the matching pre-configured connection profile.
1. Tap Start > System > Connections tab > uPhone GPRS. The GPRS Settings screen appears with the selected profile in
the Current Profile drop-down list. .
2. In the Current Profile drop-down list, select the profile associated with your account.
The Details section is already complete. A default GPRS profile (for a modem connection) is created in Microsoft’s
connection manager based on the profile selected here.
If your profile does not appear in the Current Profile list, select Add new and complete the Details section.
3. In the Details section
•
•
•
Type in the APN number
Type in the IP address (Leave blank to use DHCP.)
Select the Protocol
4. Tap OK. You return to the Connections tab.
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5. Because GPRS is ISP technology, you need to complete the connection profile in Microsoft’s connection manager with
information from your ISP. On the Connections tab, tap Connections. The connections manager opens.
6. Tap Manage existing connections.
This default GPRS profile
loads into the connection
manager based on the
service provider profile
selected in uPhone’s GPRS
Settings; see Step 2 above.
Note: A modem connection is the default connection type. If you want to create a VPN connection, for example, you need to
create a GPRS profile on the VPN tab using the parameters in the following steps.
7. Make sure that GPRS is selected and tap Edit.
8. You can enter a custom name for the connection but leave PhoneTSP Line (GPRS) as the selected modem.
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9. Tap Next.
10. Enter the number provided by your ISP or leave the default “GPRS” if no number has been provided. If you leave “GPRS,”
the GSM radio uses the APN Number entered in the uPhone profile (see Step 2 above). Tap Next.
11. Enter the User name and Password provided by your ISP. Tap Finish.
Entering your user name and password here in the connection manager profile means that you don’t have to enter them
every time you try to connect via GPRS.
12. Tap and hold on the GPRS connection and select Connect on the popup menu.
13. Your terminal attempts to connect to the GPRS network. When the connection is established, the double arrows appear in
the Navigation bar
.
14. To verify your connection, tap Start > Programs > Internet Explorer. Your homepage should appear.
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Dolphin 9501 and Dolphin 9551
Overview
Dolphin 9550/9551 terminals contain the same robust features of the Dolphin 9500 Series, such as Windows Mobile 5.0 and
rugged ergonomics. In addition, the Dolphin 9550/9551 terminal offer laser engine support, which enables you to scan and
decode linear bar codes from greater distances.
The expanded scanning and decoding capabilities combined with the terminal’s durability make Dolphin 9501/9551 terminals
ideal for in-premise mobile application environments.
Laser Engine Specifications
Dolphin 9550/9551 terminals may be equipped with one of the following SE1200 non decoded laser engines:
Name
Bar Code Type
Decodes from …
SE1200HP
(High Performance)
5 mil
2.75 to 7 in (0.07 to 0.17 m)
55 mil reflective
5 to 50 in (.13 to 1.27 m)
SE1200LR
(Long Range)
10 mil
10 to 24 in (0.25 to .6 m)
100 mil reflective
66 to 232 in (1.67 to 5.9 m)
SE1200ALR
(Advanced Long Range)
13 mil
18 to 39 in (0.45 to 1 m)
100 mil reflective
102 to 363 in (2.6 to 9.2 m)
Note: Dolphin 9501/9551 terminals do not support image capture.
Supported Bar Code Symbologies
Laser engines support only the decoding of linear bar codes; see 1D Symbologies on page 4-3.
Aiming Options
Laser engines do not support omni-directional scanning.
To achieve an optimal scan, center the red aiming beam across the bar code horizontally as shown below.
Laser Engine Location
The laser engine points straight out of the contoured casing on the back panel of Dolphin 9501/9551 terminals.
Image
Engine
Window
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Front and Bottom Panel Features
Dolphin 9501/9551 terminals contain the same front and bottom panel features as the other terminals in the Dolphin 9500 Series.
• See Front Panel Features on page 3-4.
• See Bottom Panel Features on page 3-11.
Dolphin 9501 Side Panel
The Dolphin 9501 contains a powerful laser engine inside a solid, flashlight form factor with a built-in finger saddle for maximum
comfort.
Laser
Engine
Finger Saddle
Dolphin 9501 Back Panel
Speaker
Microphone
Finger Saddle
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Dolphin 9501 Hand Strap and Stylus
The hand strap is attached to the finger saddle and contains two stylus loops on either side.
Stylus
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Dolphin 9551 Side Panel
The Dolphin 9551 terminal features the same integrated pistol grip as the Dolphin 9550 for secure and versatile handling in scanintensive applications. The front end of the bottom housing accommodates the laser engine.
Laser
Engine
The stylus is stored in the pistol-grip handle.
Dolphin 9551 Back Panel
Speaker
Microphone
Pistol-Grip Handle
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Radio Options
Dolphin 9501/9551 terminals can be configured with one or a combination of 802.11b and Bluetooth radios.
For more information about radio operations, see Using the Radio Manager on page 7-9.
Keyboard Options
Dolphin 9501/9551 terminals can be configured with any of the Dolphin keyboards. For more information, see Using Dolphin
Keyboards on page 5-1.
Peripherals and Accessories
Because Dolphin 9501/9551 terminals have the same Mechanical Connector (see page 3-11), they are compatible with all
Dolphin 9500 Series Peripherals (see page 3-2) and Dolphin 9500 Series Accessories (see page 3-3). However, due to their
different shape, both the Dolphin 9501/9551 terminals have their own enclosures.
Note: The Dolphin 9551 requires the Dolphin 9550 Mobile Base to accommodate the pistol-grip handle.
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Overview
As the hub of your Dolphin system, the Dolphin HomeBase charging and communication cradle supports both RS-232 and USB
communications, which make it able to interface with the majority of PC-based enterprise systems. When a terminal is seated in
the HomeBase, its main battery pack charges in less than four hours.
Power
The HomeBase completes a full charge of the main battery pack in less than four hours. The HomeBase also provides power to
the intelligent battery charging system in all Dolphin terminals that senses when a full charge has been achieved and switches
to a trickle charge to maintain the full charge.
Communications
Reliable data communications at speeds of up to 115k baud can be transmitted by the HomeBase through the RS-232 serial
port. Using the full-speed USB port, the data transmission rate goes up to 12 Mbps.
HomeBases cannot be physically connected to each other - sometimes referred to as “daisy-chained” - but can be networked
together via a serial or USB hub.
Convenient Storage
Intelligent battery charging makes the Dolphin HomeBase a safe and convenient storage receptacle for your Dolphin terminal.
Capacity
The Dolphin HomeBase holds one terminal and features an auxiliary battery well behind the terminal well that can charge a
battery pack independently of the terminal well. This means that one HomeBase can charge two battery packs: the one installed
in the terminal and a spare.
!
Use only Dolphin 9500 Series peripherals, power cables, and power adapters. Use of peripherals, cables, or power adapters not
sold/manufactured by Hand Held Products will void the warranty and may damage the terminal.
!
Use only the Li-ion battery packs provided by Hand Held Products. The use of any battery pack not sold/manufactured by Hand
Held Products in the Dolphin 9500 Series terminals will void your warranty and may result in damage to the Dolphin terminal or
battery.
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Dolphin HomeBase Parts and Functions
Front Panel
Terminal Well
Auxiliary Battery Well
DOCK LED
AUX Battery LED
COMM LED
Terminal Well
Place the Dolphin terminal in this well to communicate with a host device, power the terminal, and charge its battery
pack. If the host device is a desktop computer that uses ActiveSync, synchronization begins immediately. While
seated in the terminal well, the main battery installed in the terminal charges. The HomeBase completely charges
a battery pack in less than four hours.
Auxiliary Battery Well
See Auxiliary Battery Well on page 12-3.
DOCK LED
Turns solid green when the Dolphin terminal is properly seated in the Dolphin HomeBase. When this light is on, the
terminal is connected to the base.
AUX Battery LED
Indicates status of the battery charging in the auxiliary battery well.
This color
means…
Orange
The auxiliary battery is charging.
Green
The auxiliary battery has completed charging and is ready for use.
To see the auxiliary battery well, see Back Panel on page 12-3.
For information about charging a battery in the auxiliary battery well, see page 12-5.
COMM LED
This is the communication LED. It indicates the status of data transfer between the Dolphin terminal and the host
device. The color of this LED differs if the HomeBase is using the serial or USB port connection.
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If using the serial port
This color
means…
Red
Serial data is being sent from the Host Device to the Dolphin HomeBase.
Green
Serial data is being sent from the Dolphin HomeBase to the Host Device.
Orange
Serial data is being sent at high data rates.
If using the USB port
This color
means…
Green LED
A USB Connection is established with the host computer.
Back Panel
Auxiliary Battery Well
USB Port
RS-232 Port
DC Power Jack
Auxiliary Battery Well
The HomeBase enables you to charge an additional Li-ion battery pack independently of the terminal well. This
feature ensures that you can always have a fully-charged battery for your Dolphin terminal. See Charging a Spare
Battery in the Auxiliary Battery Well on page 12-5.
USB Port
This USB Port is full-speed and 2.0 compliant. Using a USB cable, you can connect the HomeBase to a peripheral
device, such as a desktop computer or printer. When the Dolphin terminal is seated in the terminal well, it is
connected to the peripheral device via the HomeBase. The USB port on the HomeBase requires that you use
ActiveSync 4.1 or higher.
RS-232 Port
Use a 9-pin, RS-232 cable from Hand Held Products to connect this port to a peripheral device for RS-232 data
communication. For more information, see HomeBase Serial Connector on page 12-4.
DC Power Jack
Use a power cable from Hand Held Products to supply power to this power jack. For more information, see Powering
the HomeBase on page 12-4.
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Powering the HomeBase
The terminal requires 9.5 Volts DC input for communications and battery charging; the Hand Held Products’ power cable contains
a power adapter that converts the power source voltage accordingly. Only the power adapter cable from Hand Held Products
converts the voltage appropriately.
Hand Held Products recommends that you leave the Dolphin HomeBase connected to its power source at all times, so that it is
always ready to use.
1. Connect the Hand Held Products’ power cable to the DC jack on the rear panel of the HomeBase.
2. Connect the Hand Held Products’ power cable to the power adapter.
3. Plug the power adapter cable into the power source. The HomeBase is now powered.
HomeBase Serial Connector
The following diagram displays the pin diagram of the serial connector of the HomeBase.
Note: Signals referenced are for a DTE device. The HomeBase is at a right-angle to the printed circuit board (PCB). The ninth
pin has a ring indicator (RI).
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Charging the Main Battery
The Dolphin HomeBase powers the terminal and fully charges its main battery pack in less than four hours.
The HomeBase contains an intelligent battery charging system that protects the battery from being damaged by overcharging.
The unit senses when a battery pack is fully charged and automatically switches to a trickle charge that maintains the battery at
full capacity. Therefore, Dolphin terminals may be stored in the HomeBase without damage to the terminals, battery packs, or
peripherals.
To check battery power, use the Power system setting; see Power on page 6-12.
For more information about Hand Held Products Li-ion batteries, see Batteries on page 3-14.
To Power a Terminal and Charge its Main Battery
1. Install the battery pack in the terminal; see Install the Main Battery Pack on page 2-2.
1. Connect the HomeBase to the power supply provided by Hand Held Products.
2. Slide the terminal into the terminal well until the Dock LED lights green to indicate that the terminal is
properly seated.
3. The battery pack begins charging.
Charging a Spare Battery in the Auxiliary Battery Well
The auxiliary battery well located on the back of the HomeBase charges a spare battery independently of
the terminal well. The Aux Battery LED on the front panel indicates the status of the battery in this well.
Charge time is less than four hours; see Auxiliary Battery Well on page 12-3.
1. Insert the end of the battery without the locking tab into the bottom of the auxiliary well opening.
2. Snap the battery into place with a hinging motion. The Aux Battery LED lights orange.
3. Use the AUX Battery LED to monitor charging progress.
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Communications
USB
The HomeBase also supports USB communications via the USB port located on the back. The HomeBase acts as
a USB device by interfacing the USB signals of the Dolphin terminal to the USB of the host workstation. Using a
standard USB cable, the HomeBase’s USB interface allows the Dolphin terminal to communicate with a personal
computer or to be networked through a USB hub.
Dolphin terminals support USB communications out of the box.
RS-232
The HomeBase supports RS-232 communications via the RS-232 Communications Port located on the back of the
device. This port enables the Dolphin terminal to communicate to a workstation, modem, or any RS-232 device
using a standard serial cable and communications software.
Note: The HomeBase should have only one type of interface cable connected at a time, either USB or RS-232.
Requirements
To use the HomeBase for communications, you need the following equipment:
•
•
•
•
•
A HomeBase powered by a power cable and power adapter cable from Hand Held Products
For RS-232 communications, a serial cable
For USB communications, a USB cable
ActiveSync v4.1 or above on the host workstation
Windows® 98 Second Edition*, Windows® Me, Windows® 2000, or Windows® XP on the host workstation
Note: The HomeBase does not support Windows NT® when using a USB connection because Windows NT does not support
USB. Windows® 98 second edition provides full USB support.
To Install the HomeBase for Communication
Note: You must be using ActiveSync 4.1 or higher.
1. Plug in the power supply and connect it to the back of the HomeBase.
2. Plug the USB or the RS-232 communication cable into the back of the HomeBase.
3. Connect the communication cable into the back of the workstation.
4. At this point, the hardware is installed and operating.
You may need to reboot your workstation to complete the installation process.
Establishing Communication with the HomeBase
USB or RS-232 communication with the terminal is usually auto-detected and configured by ActiveSync based on the
communication cable. If you are using a USB cable to connect to the workstation, ActiveSync will usually set up a USB
connection. If you are using an RS-232 cable, ActiveSync will usually set up an RS-232 connection.
For more details, see Establishing ActiveSync Communication on page 7-2.
Communicating with the Dolphin Terminal
To initiate communications between the Dolphin terminal and peripheral, complete these steps:
1. Insert the Dolphin terminal into the terminal well of the HomeBase.
• The DOCK LED illuminates green. If the DOCK LED does not illuminate, make sure that the terminal is properly seated.
You may need to remove and re-insert the terminal.
• The Dolphin terminal activates; if the power is off, the terminal automatically powers on. If the terminal does not power on,
verify that the Hand Held Products power supply is properly connected to the cradle and plugged into a functioning outlet.
• If the HomeBase is connected to the workstation, the Dolphin terminal automatically opens ActiveSync to establish a
connection.
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The HomeBase can now transfer data between the terminal and the host device. If communication does not occur, check the
port connections to ensure that the cradle is correctly configured.
Verifying Communication
You can verify that the USB driver is functioning by watching the COMM LED on the USB HomeBase. When the COMM LED
illuminates solid green, the HomeBase is communicating with the host device.
Verifying Data Transfer
The COMM LED flashes when data is being transferred via the HomeBase. For an RS-232 connection, the COMM LED flashes
red and green. For a USB connection, the COMM LED flashes green.
RS-232 Communications Cables
Connecting the Cables
Connect the HomeBase to the host computer or other device by plugging an RS-232 serial cable into the RS-232
Communications Port on the rear of the HomeBase. The wiring of your cable depends on whether the other device is set up as
a Data Communications Equipment (DCE) or Data Terminal Equipment (DTE) device.
The HomeBase Communication Port is configured as a DCE device. To communicate with a DCE device, use either a null
modem adapter in line with a standard RS-232 cable, or a null-modem serial cable. To communicate with a DTE device such as
a computer, use a standard (or straight-through) RS-232 cable.
You can make your own cables by following the pin configuration in the chart below. To do so, you must determine if your host
RS-232 device is 9-pin or 25-pin, and whether it is configured as a DCE or DTE device.
RS-232 Pin Configuration
HomeBase /Host Port
(DCE)
IBM AT DB9
(DTE)
IBM XT
DB25 (DTE)
Modem DB25
(DCE)
Pin / Input Signal
2 / (RD)
2
3
2
3 / (TD)
3
2
3
5 / (SG)
5
7
7
4 / (DTR)
4
20
6
6 / (DSR)
6
6
20
7 / (RTS)
7
4
5
8 / (CTS)
8
5
4
Note: The Dolphin 9500 Series HomeBase cannot be daisy-chained.
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Mounting the HomeBase
Set the Dolphin HomeBase on a dry, stable surface, such as a desktop or workbench near an electrical outlet. Be sure to provide
enough workspace with good lighting for the user to view and operate the Dolphin terminal while it is in the HomeBase.
When choosing a location, bear in mind that:
• the mounting location must allow users easy access to the Auxiliary Battery Well, and
• the serial and USB ports as well as the power jack face straight out of the rear panel, and you will most likely want easy access
to them in the future.
Desk Mounting
Dolphin charging/communication cradles have a DIN rail (7.5 X 35 mm) slot on the bottom to allow for secure desk attachment
of the unit if desired.
Serial and USB port location (not in view)
Auxiliary Battery Well
DIN Rail (7.5 X 35 mm)
To mount the HomeBase, you slide the DIN rail slot along the bottom panel and secure it. Then, using the appropriate nuts and
bolts, secure the DIN rail to the desk or flat surface.
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Wall Mounting
You can purchase a wall mount kit that contains
• a mounting bracket,
• three screws, and
• six washer/nut sets.
1. Insert a screw into the
round end of each screw
slot on the bottom panel.
Slide each screw towards
the narrow end of the slot.
Then, use a washer/nut set
on each screw to secure
the screw in the slot.
2. Attach the
bottom panel to
the mounting
bracket; match
the holes to the
secured screws.
3. Use the remaining washer/
nut sets to secure the
mounting brackets to the
bottom panel.
4. Turn the secured
HomeBase right
side up.
5. Secure the back wedge of
the mounting brackets to a
stable vertical surface.
Back wedge
Open slot for cords
The back wedge of the mounting bracket contains an open slot for the power and communications cables. There is an extra
space between this slot and the rear panel of the HomeBase to allow easy access to the power and communications ports. For
more details on both ports, see Back Panel on page 12-3.
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Overview
The Dolphin Mobile Base charging and communication cradle is designed specifically for in-premise and in-transit data collection
applications. It features a flexible mounting bracket, a cigarette lighter adapter, and a power cable to adapt it to your environment.
When a terminal is seated in the Mobile Base, its main battery pack charges in less than four hours. The serial connector supports
RS-232 communication and power out to peripheral devices, such as hand held scanners.
As the hub of your Dolphin mobile data collection system, the Mobile Base performs three important functions: charging,
communications, and storage.
Charging
The Dolphin Mobile Base completes a full charge of the main battery pack in less than four hours. The Mobile Base also provides
power to the intelligent battery charging system in all Dolphin terminals that senses when a full charge has been achieved and
switches to a trickle charge to maintain the full charge.
Communications
The Mobile Base transmits data to other devices at speeds of up to 115K baud via its RS-232 serial port.
Convenient Storage
Intelligent battery charging makes the Mobile Base a safe and convenient storage receptacle for your Dolphin terminal.
Capacity
The Mobile Base holds one terminal.
!
Use only Dolphin 9500 Series peripherals, power cables, and power adapters. Use of peripherals, cables, or power adapters not
sold/manufactured by Hand Held Products will void the warranty and may damage the terminal.
!
Use only the Li-ion battery packs provided by Hand Held Products. The use of any battery pack not sold/manufactured by Hand
Held Products in Dolphin 9500 Series terminals will void your warranty and may result in damage to the Dolphin terminal or
battery.
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Mobile Base Parts and Functions
Front Panel
The front panel of the Mobile Base has one slot. The following graphic features the Mobile Base with the Dolphin 9500 inserted
into the terminal well.
Terminal Well
Mounting
Brackets
DOCK LED
COMM LED
Terminal Well
Place the terminal in this well to communicate with a host device and charge the main battery pack.
Mounting Brackets
Use these to mount the Mobile Base to a fixed location.
DOCK LED
Illuminates solid green when the Dolphin terminal is properly seated in the terminal well.
COMM LED
Indicates the status of data transfer between the host device and the Dolphin terminal
COMM LED color
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Indicates that…
Red
Data is being sent from the Host Device to the Dolphin Mobile Base.
Green
Data is being sent from the Dolphin Mobile Base to the Host Device.
Orange
Data is being sent at high data rates.
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Bottom Panel
The power supply and RS-232 connectors are located on the bottom of the unit.
Power Supply
Connector
RS-232
Communications
Port
Power Supply Connector
Use this connector to attach a Hand Held Products power cable to the Dolphin Mobile Base. The Mobile Base can
be powered by an external DC power source of between 11 VDC to 48 VDC.
To run on vehicle power, you can use the 12 VDC cable or 24 VDC cable option. The appropriate cable comes with
the kit you ordered. The 12 VDC cable can be used with a cigarette lighter outlet. The 24 VDC, pigtail cable can be
used to “hard-wire” into the vehicle power bus.
!
Verify that the power source is always within the specified range and observe correct input voltage polarity. An improper input
voltage range (above the 48 VDC maximum) or reverse polarity could damage the power conversion circuitry.
RS-232 Communications Port
Use a standard serial cable to connect the unit to a host device via RS-232; see Mobile Base Serial Connector on
page 13-8.
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Powering the Dolphin Terminal
When seated in a Mobile Base that is connected to the appropriate power source, the Dolphin terminal receives the power to
charge its main battery and run its internal circuitry. Keep the Mobile Base plugged into the power source so that the Dolphin
terminal battery pack stays fully charged.
For more information about powering the Mobile Base, see Powering the Dolphin Mobile Base on page 13-6.
Charging the Dolphin Terminal
The Mobile Base supplies charging power to the Dolphin terminal so that the terminal can monitor the charging of its battery pack.
This charging method protects the battery from being damaged by overcharging. Therefore, the Dolphin terminal may be stored
indefinitely in the Mobile Base without damage to the terminal, the battery pack, or the Mobile Base.
To charge a Dolphin terminal, complete these steps:
1. Insert a battery pack into the Dolphin terminal.
2. Slide the terminal, imager window up and the LCD visible, into the terminal well of the Mobile Base until it stops.
3. When the Dolphin terminal is properly seated, the DOCK LED on the Mobile Base illuminates solid green. The terminal
begins charging automatically.
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Installing the Dolphin Mobile Base
To install the Dolphin Mobile Base, you need to mount it securely to an appropriate location and supply it with power.
Mounting the Mobile Base
The adjustable mounting bracket holds the terminal securely in place and gives the user a variety of options for mounting the
Mobile Base. When selecting a location, keep in mind that the power supply and serial connectors point straight out the bottom
panel.
Back Panel and Brackets
Latch
Locking tabs
Spring Arm Assembly
Ball Joint
Turnscrew
Ball Joint
Bracket
Power supply and RS-232
connectors (not in view)
Mounting Bracket
1. Loosen the turnscrew.
2. Insert the ball joint of the mounting bracket to the back of the bracket.
3. Insert the ball joint on the back of the Mobile Base into the other side of the bracket.
4. Tighten the turnscrew to secure both ball joints.
5. Secure the mounting bracket to the appropriate location.
Back Panel
Latch
The latch sits on top of the spring arm assembly and holds the back of the terminal securely in place. The graphic
above displays the mounting of a Dolphin 9500 terminal. There is another Dolphin Mobile Base that contains a
special latch to accommodate the pistol-grip handle on the Dolphin 9550.
Locking Tabs
When positioned as shown in the above graphic, the locking tabs secure the spring arm assembly, latch, and
terminal in place. When seating a terminal, turn both arms up to allow the spring arm to move as necessary while
the terminal is being inserted. After the terminal is seated, turn both arms toward the center to lock them.
Both locking tabs must be pointing up to insert or remove a terminal in the Mobile Base.
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Spring Arm Assembly
The spring arm assembly is the column that connects the latch to the back of the Mobile Base.
Ball Joints
There are two ball joints: one on the back of the Mobile Base and one on the mounting bracket. Both ball joints are
inserted into the bracket and secured to mount the Mobile Base.
Connectors
The power and RS-232 connectors are located on the bottom panel. For more information, see Bottom Panel on
page 13-3.
Brackets
Bracket
The bracket contains the turnscrew and two slots. Ball joints are inserted into each slot and secured with the
turnscrew.
Turnscrew
The turnscrew is located on the top of the bracket. Rotate the turnscrew to secure or loosen the ball joint slots.
Mounting Bracket
The mounting bracket is what you attach to the mounting surface. It is comprised of a ball joint and flat disk. The
disk contains drill holes you use to secure the Mobile Base to the mounting surface.
Powering the Dolphin Mobile Base
Note: Hand Held Products recommends that you leave the Mobile Base connected to its power source at all times.
The Mobile Base is powered via the power connector on the bottom panel; see Bottom Panel on page 13-3. Both the power and
serial connectors are straight out, not at an angle. The Mobile Base must be powered by a 12 to 48 volt DC source.
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Establishing Communication with the Mobile Base
The Mobile Base RS-232 interface allows the Dolphin terminal to communicate to a personal computer, modem, or any standard
RS-232 device using a standard serial cable and communications software.
Requirements
To use the HomeBase for communications, you need the following equipment:
•
•
•
•
A Mobile Base powered by a power cable and power adapter cable from Hand Held Products
The RS-232 communications cable
ActiveSync v4.1 or above on the host workstation
Windows® 98 Second Edition*, Windows® Me, Windows® 2000, or Windows® XP on the host workstation
To Install the Mobile Base for Communication
Note: You must be using ActiveSync 4.1 or higher.
1. Plug in the power supply and connect it to the back of the Mobile Base.
2. Plug the RS-232 communication cable into the back of the Mobile Base.
3. Connect the communication cable into the back of the workstation.
4. At this point, the hardware is installed and operating.
You may need to reboot your workstation to complete the installation process.
Establishing ActiveSync Communication with the Mobile Base
The Dolphin terminal is usually auto-detected and configured by ActiveSync based on the communication cable. If you are using
an RS-232 cable, ActiveSync will usually set up an RS-232 connection.
For more details, see Establishing ActiveSync Communication on page 7-2.
Connecting the Cables
Connect the Mobile Base to the host computer or other device by plugging an RS-232 serial cable into the RS-232
Communications Port on the bottom of the Mobile Base. Plug the other end of the RS-232 serial cable into the correct port on
the host RS-232 device.
The wiring of your cable depends on whether the other device is set up as a Data Communications Equipment (DCE) or Data
Terminal Equipment (DTE) device.
The Mobile Base Communication Port is configured as a DCE device. To communicate with a DTE device such as a computer,
use a standard (or straight-through) RS-232 cable. To communicate with a DCE device, use either a null modem adapter in line
with a standard RS-232 cable, or a null-modem serial cable.
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RS-232 Pin Configuration
Mobile Base /Host Port
(DCE)
IBM AT DB9
(DTE)
IBM XT DB25
(DTE)
Modem DB25
(DCE)
Pin / Input Signal
2 / (RD)
2
3
2
3 / (TD)
3
2
3
5 / (SG)
5
7
7
4 / (DTR)
4
20
6
6 / (DSR)
6
6
20
7 / (RTS)
7
4
5
8 / (CTS)
8
5
4
Refer to this table if you want to make your own cables. To do so, you must determine if your host RS-232 device is
• 9-pin or 25-pin and
• configured as a DCE or DTE device.
Mobile Base Serial Connector
The following diagram displays the pin diagram of the serial connector of the bottom panel of the Mobile Base.
Pin #
Description
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Internal Jumper to Pin 6
TXD
RXD
DSR
GND
DTR
CTS
RTS
5 VOLT OUT
Note: Signals referenced are for a DTE device.
The Mobile Base connector is straight to the printed circuit board (PCB). The ninth pin sends 500mA at 5V power out. This can
power a peripheral device, such as a mobile printer, as long as that peripheral device can accept 500mA at 5V.
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Overview
The Dolphin ChargeBase is a four-slot charging cradle that can power four Dolphin terminals, and charge their main batteries in
less than four hours.
Charging
The Dolphin ChargeBase completes a full charge of the main battery pack in less than four hours. The ChargeBase also provides
power to the intelligent battery charging system in all Dolphin terminals that senses when a full charge has been achieved and
switches to a trickle charge to maintain the full charge.
As battery packs charge, the charging circuitry follows the two-step charging process (CC-CV) that is recommended for Li-Ion
batteries. The process monitors changes in temperature, current, and voltage.
Convenient Storage
Intelligent battery charging makes the Dolphin ChargeBase a safe and convenient storage receptacle for your Dolphin terminal.
Capacity
The ChargeBase can hold up to four Dolphin terminals. Each charging slot charges each terminal independently of the other
slots.
!
Use only Dolphin 9500 Series peripherals, power cables, and power adapters. Use of peripherals, cables, or power adapters not
sold/manufactured by Hand Held Products will void the warranty and may damage the terminal.
!
Use only the Li-ion battery packs provided by Hand Held Products. The use of any battery pack not sold/manufactured by Hand
Held Products in Dolphin 9500 Series terminals will void your warranty and may result in damage to the Dolphin terminal or
battery.
Dolphin ChargeBase Parts and Functions
Front Panel
Terminal Wells
Dock
LED
Charge
LED
Terminal Wells
The ChargeBase contains four terminals wells. Each well
• Holds and charges the main battery pack of one Dolphin terminal.
• Contains the companion to the industrial-grade, 17-pin connector on the bottom panel of Dolphin terminals.
• Has two LEDs on the front: the Dock LED and the Charge LED.
Dock LED
Each terminal well displays a Dock LED on the front that lights solid green when a terminal is properly seated, which
means that the terminal and the base are connected.
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Charge LEDs
Each terminal well displays a Charge LED on the front that lights green to indicate charging. For details, see
Charging Terminals in the ChargeBase on page 14-4.
Back Panel
Power Supply Connector
Power Supply Connector
This connector receives input from the power adapter. Plug the power connector cable from the power adapter into
this connector. There is no ON/OFF switch on the back panel of the ChargeBase. The power switch is on the power
adapter.
Power Supply
The ChargeBase includes a power supply that contains a power adapter to ensure the proper voltage. The power adapter is
plugged into standard AC/DC outlets.
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Supplying Power to the ChargeBase
!
Using a non-Hand Held Products power adapter voids your warranty and could result in serious damage to the circuitry of
the Dolphin ChargeBase.
1. Be sure the power switch on the power adapter is in the OFF position.
2. Plug the power cord into the power adapter.
3. Plug the power connector cable into the power connector on the back panel of the ChargeBase.
4. Plug the power cord into a standard wall outlet.
5. On the power adapter, turn the power switch to the ON position. The LEDs illuminate as the ChargeBase powers up.
6. The ChargeBase is ready to begin charging terminals.
Inserting and Removing Terminals
1. To insert the terminal, hold the terminal with the bottom panel perpendicular to the base.
2. Slide the terminal into the well until the Dock LED lights solid green.
3. Charging begins immediately.
Note: To remove a terminal, grasp it firmly in your hand and lift it up and out of the terminal well. The LEDs for the terminal well
turns off.
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Charging Terminals in the ChargeBase
The Dolphin ChargeBase charges the main battery of each terminal in less than four hours. The ChargeBase uses the intelligent
battery charging system incorporated into all Dolphin terminals that prevents overcharging. This means that Dolphin terminals
may be stored in the ChargeBase indefinitely without damage to the terminals, battery packs, or the ChargeBase.
1. Power the ChargeBase; see Supplying Power to the ChargeBase on page 14-3.
2. Insert a terminal into a terminal well; see Inserting and Removing Terminals on page 14-3.
3. The Charge LED lights green to indicate that the terminal is powered and charging.
Mounting the ChargeBase
The Dolphin ChargeBase should be mounted to a dry, stable surface. When choosing a location, always bear in mind that
• The mounting location must allow users easy access to the power connector.
• The ChargeBase should be oriented so that users can easily read the labels.
Bottom Panel
The bottom panel of the Dolphin ChargeBase offers two mounting options: insert a DIN Rail for desk mounting or use mounting
brackets with the available screw slots for wall mounting.
Screw Slots
Rubber Feet
DIN Rail Slot
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Using the DIN Rail
All Dolphin charging/communication cradles have a DIN rail (7.5 X 35 mm) slot on the bottom panel to enable secure mounting.
1. Slide the DIN Rail into the DIN Rail slot on the bottom panel.
2. Turn the ChargeBase and DIN Rail right side up.
3. Secure the DIN Rail to a stable, flat horizontal surface.
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Using the Wall Mount Kit
Wall mount kits can be purchased separately to secure the ChargeBase to a wall or other vertical surface. For the ChargeBase,
you need to purchase two kits so that you have two mounting brackets, one for each end of the ChargeBase. Each mounting
bracket contains an open slot in the back to accommodate the connector cables.
1. Insert the head of each screw into the round end of each of the four screw slots on the bottom panel. Slide each screw
towards the narrow end of the screw slot.
Screws in the narrow end of each slot
2. Use a washer/nut set on each screw to secure the screw in each slot.
3. Attach the bottom panel to the two mounting brackets.
Open Slot for Connector Cables
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4. Using the remaining washer and nut sets, secure the mounting brackets to the bottom panel.
5. Secure the mounting brackets to an appropriate vertical surface.
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QuadCharger
Overview
The Dolphin QuadCharger is a four-slot charging station that provides intelligent battery management for the Li-ion battery packs
used in Dolphin terminals. Batteries charge in less than four hours. The fourth slot features a battery analyzer that completely
resets a battery, then displays its remaining capacity.
Compatibility
The QuadCharger is compatible with the Li-ion batteries that power the Dolphin terminals.
Charging Process
Each charging slot works independently of the other three. As battery packs charge, the charging circuitry follows the two-step
charging process (CC-CV) that is recommended for Li-Ion batteries. The process monitors changes in temperature, current, and
voltage and resets the battery pack.
Capacity
The Dolphin QuadCharger holds four Li-ion batteries.
!
Use only Dolphin 9500 Series peripherals, power cables, and power adapters. Use of peripherals, cables, or power adapters not
sold/manufactured by Hand Held Products will void the warranty and may damage the terminal.
!
Use only the Li-ion battery packs provided by Hand Held Products. The use of any battery pack not sold/manufactured by Hand
Held Products in Dolphin 9500 Series terminals will void your warranty and may result in damage to the Dolphin terminal or
battery.
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Dolphin QuadCharger Parts and Functions
Top Panel
Status LED
1
2
3
4
SLOT
4
BATT
ER
CAPAC Y
ITY
100%
Battery
Capacity
LEDs
0%
ANALYZ
E
O
CHAR
GE/AN
Analyze
Button
ALYZE
Charging Slots
Charge/Analyze Slot
Charging Slots
The QuadCharger contains four charging slots. Each slot holds one Li-ion battery and charges it independently of
the other slots. When a battery is placed in each slot, it immediately begins charging.
Charge/Analyze Slot
This is the fourth slot and the only one that can be used to analyze a battery. When a battery is placed in this slot,
it begins charging just as it does in the other three slots. However, if you press the ANALYZE button, it runs the
battery in this slot through the complete Analyze cycle. For more information, see Using the Battery Analyzer on
page 15-5.
Battery Capacity Indicator LEDs
These LEDs give a readout of the remaining battery capacity after it has run through a complete analyze cycle. For
more information, see Battery Capacity Indicator LEDs on page 15-2.
Analyze Button
Press this button to start a battery analyze cycle; see Using the Battery Analyzer on page 15-5.
Status LEDs
A status LED is located above each of the four battery slots. The color of the LED indicates the charge status of the
batteries in its slot.
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Status LED color
This color indicates that the battery in the slot…
Green
Has completed its charge cycle and is ready for use.
Orange
Is being charged at a maximum charge rate.
Red
Encountered an error during the most recent charge cycle.
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O
CHARGE/ANALYZE
ALYZE
0%
0%
PACITY
TTERY
LOT 4
1
3
2
4
Swc
Power Switch
Status LED
Power Supply Connector
Power Switch
Toggle the power switch to turn the QuadCharger on and off.
Power Supply Connector
Use this connector to attach the power supply to the QuadCharger. The universal power supply accepts input
voltages between 90-265 volts.
Supplying Power to the QuadCharger
The QuadCharger must be connected to a power source via the Hand Held Products power adapter cable so that voltage is
adjusted appropriately.
1. Locate the AC power adapter cable and plug it into the power source.
2. Connect the power cable to the power adapter.
3. Connect the power cable to the supply connector on the back of the QuadCharger.
4. Press the power switch to the ON position.
The power LED illuminates green, and the charger performs a self-diagnostic test that lasts approximately five seconds.
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Inserting and Removing Battery Packs
To insert a battery pack, place the end of the battery without the locking tab into the bottom of the charging pocket and snap the
battery into place with a hinging motion. The Status LED for that particular slot illuminates orange when the battery has been
properly inserted.
To remove a battery pack, push the locking tab down and pull the battery out from the charging slot with a hinging motion.
Storing Batteries
Recommendations
To maintain top performance from batteries, follow these storage guidelines:
• Avoid storing batteries outside of the specified temperature range of -4 to 104° F (-20 to 40°C) or in extremely high humidity.
• For prolonged storage, do not keep batteries stored in a charger that is connected to a power source.
Charging Batteries in the QuadCharger
For best results, battery packs should be at room temperature before recharging them; temperature has a marked effect on
charging. The recommended temperature range is 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C).
1. Set up the QuadCharger.
2. Supply the QuadCharger with power and turn the power switch on.
3. Insert batteries into the appropriate slots.
The Status LED for each slot turns orange to indicate that the battery has begun a charge cycle.
4. When the Status LED turns green, the battery in the slot has completed charging.
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Using the Battery Analyzer
Purpose
Using the Charge/Analyze slot helps you monitor the charge capacity of Li-ion batteries over time.
Location
The battery analyzer is located in the fourth slot - named the Charge/Analyze slot - of the ChargeBase. Only a battery
placed in this slot can be run through an Analyze cycle. This slot contains Battery Capacity LEDs along the right side.
Analyze Cycle
The Analyze cycle is initiated when a battery is placed in the Charge/Analyze slot and the ANALYZE button is
pressed. In an Analyze cycle, batteries are completely discharged, then recharged to capacity. The length of time it
takes for a battery to complete the Analyze cycle varies depending on the initial state of the battery’s charge. Minimum
time is 8 hours, maximum time is 12 hours.
Battery Capacity LEDs
The Battery Capacity LEDs are located along the right side of the Charge/Analyze slot. Each LED equates to 10%
battery capacity. These LEDs display the capacity of the battery at the end of the Analyze cycle. Battery capacity is
displayed as a percentage of measured capacity/rated capacity.
Status LED
The Charge/Analyze slot also contains a standard status LED in the upper, left corner of the slot. When this slot is
used for regular charging, this LED operates in the usual manner; see Status LEDs on page 15-2.
When this slot is being used to analyze a battery, the Status LED functions as follows:
Status LED color
Indicates that the battery in the slot…
Solid Green
Has completed the Analyze cycle.
Flashing Orange
Is being analyzed.
Solid Red
Encountered an error during the Analyze cycle.
To Analyze a Battery
1. Insert the battery into the Charge/Analyze slot (the fourth).
2. Press the ANALYZE button. The Status LED flashes orange to indicate that the analyzing cycle has begun.
!
The Dolphin QuadCharger is accumulating battery pack information during the entire Analyze cycle. Do NOT remove the battery
until the cycle has been completed.
3. Upon completion of the Analyze cycle, the Status LED lights solid green, and the Battery Capacity Indicator LEDs display
the battery’s capacity.
You can verify a battery’s capacity by installing the battery in a terminal and checking the power; see Power on page 6-12.
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Mounting the QuadCharger
The Dolphin QuadCharger should be on a dry, stable surface. To easily adapt the QuadCharger to your environment, it can be
mounted on a flat, horizontal surface such as a desktop or workbench, or a flat, vertical surface such as a wall.
When choosing a location, always bear in mind that
• the mounting location must allow users easy access to power switch and power connector.
• the QuadCharger should be oriented so that users can easily insert and remove battery packs and read the labels, especially
for the Battery Analyzer.
Desk Mounting
All Dolphin charging/communication cradles have a DIN rail (7.5 X 35 mm) slot on the bottom panel to enable secure mounting.
To mount the QuadCharger, you slide the DIN rail slot along the bottom panel and secure it. Then, using the appropriate nuts
and bolts, secure the DIN rail to the desk or wall.
The following graphic displays how to mount the QuadCharger to a desk:
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Wall Mounting
The following graphic displays how to mount a QuadCharger to a wall:
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Troubleshooting
If you encounter problems with your Dolphin QuadCharger, refer to chart below for possible solutions. If problems persist, please
contact Hand Held Products Technical Support.
Problem
Issue
The Status LED does not come on when I
insert a battery pack into the Dolphin
QuadCharger
Check the power connections on the Dolphin QuadCharger; make sure
the POWER switch is ON and the battery pack is properly seated.
The Status LED lights red during charging.
Try to charge the battery in one of the other charging slots. If the red
Status LED comes on again, then the problem is associated with the
battery pack. If the red status stays with the charging slot, the problem is
associated with the charging circuitry.
The Status LED lights red and stays on
without a battery in the charging slot.
An error occurred during the self-diagnostic test for that particular
charging pocket. Call Hand Held Products Product Service and request
an RMA.
For additional warranty and return information, see Customer Support on
page 16-1.
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Product Service and Repair
Hand Held Products provides service for all its products through service centers throughout the world. To obtain warranty or
non-warranty service, return the unit to Hand Held Products (postage paid) with a copy of the dated purchase record attached.
Contact the appropriate location below to obtain a Return Material Authorization number (RMA #) before returning the product.
North America
Telephone:
Fax:
E-mail:
(800) 782-4263
(803) 835-8012
[email protected]
Latin America
Telephone:
Telephone:
Fax:
E-mail:
(803) 835-8000
(800) 782-4263
(239) 263-9689
[email protected]
Brazil
Telephone:
Fax:
E-mail:
+55 (21) 2178-0500
+55 (21) 2178-0505
[email protected]
Mexico
Telephone:
Fax:
E-mail:
+52 (55) 5203-2100
+52 (55) 5531-3672
[email protected]
Europe, Middle East, and Africa
Telephone:
Fax:
E-mail:
+31 (0) 40 2901 633
+31 (0) 40 2901 631
[email protected]
Asia Pacific
Telephone:
Fax:
E-mail:
+852-2511-3050
+852-2511-3557
[email protected]
Japan
Telephone:
Fax:
E-mail:
+813-5770-6312
+813-5770-6313
[email protected]
Online Product Service and Repair Assistance
You can also access product service and repair assistance online at www.handheld.com.
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Technical Assistance
If you need assistance installing or troubleshooting, please call your Distributor or the nearest Hand Held Products technical
support office:
North America/Canada
Telephone:
Fax number:
E-mail:
(800) 782-4263
(315) 554-6705
[email protected]
Latin America
Telephone:
Telephone:
E-mail:
(803) 835-8000
(800) 782-4263
[email protected]
Brazil
Telephone:
Fax:
E-mail:
+55 (21) 2178-0500
+55 (21) 2178-0505
[email protected]
Mexico
Telephone:
E-mail:
(803) 835-8000
[email protected]
Europe, Middle East, and Africa
Telephone:
Fax:
E-mail:
+31 (0) 40 7999 393
+31 (0) 40 2425 672
[email protected]
Asia Pacific
Telephone - Hong Kong:
Telephone - China:
E-mail:
+852-3188-3485 or 2511-3050
+86 21 6361 3818
[email protected]
Japan
Telephone:
E-mail:
+813 5770-6312
[email protected]
Online Technical Assistance
You can also access technical assistance online at www.handheld.com.
For Further Information
To download the full User’s Guide for these products, visit our website at www.handheld.com.
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Limited Warranty
Hand Held Products, Inc. ("Hand Held Products") warrants its products to be free from defects in materials and workmanship and
to conform to Hand Held Products’ published specifications applicable to the products purchased at the time of shipment. This
warranty does not cover any Hand Held Products product which is (i) improperly installed or used; (ii) damaged by accident or
negligence, including failure to follow the proper maintenance, service, and cleaning schedule; or (iii) damaged as a result of (A)
modification or alteration by the purchaser or other party, (B) excessive voltage or current supplied to or drawn from the interface
connections, (C) static electricity or electro-static discharge, (D) operation under conditions beyond the specified operating
parameters, or (E) repair or service of the product by anyone other than Hand Held Products or its authorized representatives.
This warranty shall extend from the time of shipment for the duration published by Hand Held Products for the product at the time
of purchase ("Warranty Period"). Any defective product must be returned (at purchaser’s expense) during the Warranty Period
to Hand Held Products’ factory or authorized service center for inspection. No product will be accepted by Hand Held Products
without a Return Materials Authorization, which may be obtained by contacting Hand Held Products. In the event that the product
is returned to Hand Held Products or its authorized service center within the Warranty Period and Hand Held Products determines
to its satisfaction that the product is defective due to defects in materials or workmanship, Hand Held Products, at its sole option,
will either repair or replace the product without charge, except for return shipping to Hand Held Products.
EXCEPT AS MAY BE OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE FOREGOING WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL
OTHER COVENANTS OR WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, ORAL OR WRITTEN, INCLUDING, WITHOUT
LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
HAND HELD PRODUCTS’ RESPONSIBILITY AND PURCHASER’S EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS
LIMITED TO THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF THE DEFECTIVE PRODUCT. IN NO EVENT SHALL HAND HELD
PRODUCTS BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, AND, IN NO EVENT, SHALL ANY
LIABILITY OF HAND HELD PRODUCTS ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH ANY PRODUCT SOLD HEREUNDER (WHETHER
SUCH LIABILITY ARISES FROM A CLAIM BASED ON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT, OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE
ACTUAL AMOUNT PAID TO HAND HELD PRODUCTS FOR THE PRODUCT. THESE LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY SHALL
REMAIN IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT EVEN WHEN HAND HELD PRODUCTS MAY HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH INJURIES, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES. SOME STATES, PROVINCES, OR COUNTRIES DO NOT
ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATIONS OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE
LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
All provisions of this Limited Warranty are separate and severable, which means that if any provision is held invalid and
unenforceable, such determination shall not affect the validity of enforceability of the other provisions hereof.
Hand Held Products extends these warranties only to the first end-users of the products. These warranties are non-transferable.
The limited duration of the warranty for Dolphin 9500 Series is as follows:
•
•
•
•
Dolphin 9500 and Dolphin 9550 terminals with an integrated imager are covered by a two-year limited warranty.
Dolphin 9501 and Dolphin 9551 terminals with an integrated laser engine are covered by a one-year limited warranty.
Touch screens are covered by a one-year limited warranty.
Dolphin HomeBase, Mobile Base, ChargeBase, Net Base, Mobile Charger, and QuadCharger are covered by a one-year
limited warranty.
• The limited duration of the warranty for batteries is one year.
Use of any battery not sold/manufactured by Hand Held Products may damage the terminal and/or the battery and will void
the warranty. Batteries returned to Hand Held Products in a reduced state may or may not be replaced under this warranty.
Battery life will be greatly increased when following the battery instructions in this user’s guide.
• Use of any peripheral with the Dolphin terminal not manufactured/sold by Hand Held Products will void the warranty. This
includes but is not limited to: cables, power supplies, cradles, and docking stations.
• Use only power adapters approved for use by Hand Held Products. Failure to do so may result in improper operation or
damage to the unit and will void the warranty.
How to Extend Your Warranty
Hand Held Products offers a variety of service plans on our hardware products. These agreements offer continued coverage for
your equipment after the initial warranty expires. For more information, contact your Sales Representative, Customer Account
Representative, or Product Service Marketing Manager from Hand Held Products, or your Authorized Reseller.
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