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Windows CE Mobile Computer
9300
Version 1.09
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IMPORTANT NOTICES
FOR USA
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:
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.
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.
FOR CANADA
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from
digital apparatus as set out in the interference-causing equipment standard entitled
"Digital Apparatus," ICES-003 of Industry Canada.
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.
Cet appareil numerique respecte les limites de bruits radioelectriques applicables aux
appareils numeriques de Classe B prescrites dans la norme sur le material brouilleur:
"Appareils Numeriques," NMB-003 edictee par l'Industrie.
FOR HAND-HELD PRODUCT WITH RF FUNCTIONS
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled
environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20
cm between the radiator & your body. It only operated in hand-held used.
If you only transfer data to the host wirelessly, please keep the minimum distance 20 cm
between machine & your body.
FOR PRODUCT WITH LASER
CAUTION
This laser component emits FDA / IEC Class 2 laser light at the exit port. Do not
stare into beam.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS REPLACED BY AN INCORRECT TYPE.
DISPOSE OF USED BATTERIES ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS.
The use of any batteries or charging devices, which are not originally sold or
manufactured by CipherLab, will void your warranty and may cause damage to
human body or the product itself.
DO NOT disassemble, incinerate or short circuit the battery.
DO NOT expose the scanner or the battery to any flammable sources.
For green-environment issue, it's important that batteries should be recycled in a
proper way.
Under no circumstances, internal components are self-serviceable.
The charging and communication cradle uses an AC power adaptor. A socket outlet
shall be installed near the equipment and shall be easily accessible. Make sure there
is stable power supply for the mobile computer or its peripherals to operate properly.
CARE & MAINTENANCE
This mobile computer is intended for industrial use. The mobile computer is rated IP
64, however, it may do damage to the mobile computer when being exposed to
extreme temperatures or soaked wet.
When the body of the mobile computer gets dirty, use a clean and wet cloth to wipe
off the dust. DO NOT use/mix any bleach or cleaner. Always keep the LCD dry.
For a liquid crystal display (LCD) or touch screen, use a clean, non-abrasive, lint-free
cloth to wipe dust off the screen. DO NOT use any pointed or sharp object to move
against the surface.
If you want to put away the mobile computer for a period of time, download the
collected data to a host computer, and then take out the battery pack. Store the
mobile computer and battery pack separately.
When the mobile computer resumes its work, the main and backup batteries will take
a certain time to become fully charged.
If you shall find the mobile computer malfunctioning, write down the specific scenario
and consult your local sales representative.
RELEASE NOTES
Version
Date
Notes
1.09
Apr. 20, 2011
Modified: Remove AutoRun from microSD card
1.08
May 04, 2011
Modified: Important Notices — Add RF statement
1.07
Mar. 18, 2011
1.06
Oct. 20, 2010
Modified: Inside the Package — Add item “LCD Protective Film”
Modified: 3.5 Upgrading OS Image — Procedures updated
Modified: Specifications — Power Adaptor for 4-Slot Battery
Charger (6 V, 3.5 A)
Modified: 3.1 Application Manager — UI updated
Modified: Appendix I~III — Add more GS1 DataBar symbologies
Modified: Appendix III — Move “Inter-Character Gap” under
Codabar and Code 39, and add “ISBT Concatenation” and “ISBT
Concatenation Redundancy” for 2D Imager
1.05
Mar. 29, 2010
Modified: Installing Battery — Battery cover must be in position
for normal operation
1.04
Mar. 16, 2010
Modified: Using Cradle — Power receptacle on the cable connector
is non-functional when using cradle
Modified: 1.7 Cradles — LED indicators description
Modified: 5.6.2 Bluetooth ActiveSync — Bluetooth configuration
for the computer
Modified: 6.4 Notifications (For Good Read)
1.03
1.02
Feb. 25, 2010
Jan. 25, 2010
New: 5.1.1 Bluetooth Profiles Supported
Modified: Installing Battery — Procedures and illustration changed
New: 3.5.3 USB Update
Modified: 2.1.1 Suspend Mode — Pressing SCAN key can turn on
the mobile computer
Modified: 7.1.4 Using Backups for Restore — Remove version info
Modified: Specification — Working Time 12 hours w/o Wi-Fi
Modified: Appendix II Laser (SE955) — Redundancy Level,
UPC/EAN Security Level, and GS1 DataBar (RSS) default settings
1.01
Oct. 29, 2009
Screenshots updated
1.00
Oct. 21, 2009
Initial release
CONTENTS
IMPORTANT NOTICES ...................................................................................................................... - 3 For USA .......................................................................................................................................... - 3 For Canada .................................................................................................................................... - 3 For Hand-held Product with RF Functions ................................................................................... - 3 For Product with Laser .................................................................................................................. - 4 Safety Precautions ........................................................................................................................ - 4 Care & Maintenance ..................................................................................................................... - 4 RELEASE NOTES .............................................................................................................................. - 5 INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................................................... 1
Features............................................................................................................................................. 2
Inside the Package............................................................................................................................ 3
Accessories........................................................................................................................................ 3
QUICK START ....................................................................................................................................... 5
Overview............................................................................................................................................. 5
Inserting Memory Card ................................................................................................................ 6
Connecting Headset..................................................................................................................... 6
Removing Hand Strap.................................................................................................................. 7
Installing Battery .......................................................................................................................... 8
Charging & Communications.......................................................................................................... 10
Using Wireless Networks ...........................................................................................................10
Using Cable................................................................................................................................. 11
Using Cradle ............................................................................................................................... 12
USING 9300 MOBILE COMPUTER..................................................................................................... 13
1.1 Battery ....................................................................................................................................... 13
1.1.1 Understanding the Battery Icons.....................................................................................14
1.1.2 Power Management.........................................................................................................15
1.2 Memory ..................................................................................................................................... 16
1.2.1 Caution of Data Loss........................................................................................................16
1.2.2 Checking the Storage Space ...........................................................................................16
1.3 Keypad ...................................................................................................................................... 18
1.3.1 Keypad Settings ............................................................................................................... 20
1.3.2 Alpha Key..........................................................................................................................20
1.3.3 Special Key .......................................................................................................................20
1.3.4 Function Key..................................................................................................................... 21
1.3.5 Programmable Key...........................................................................................................21
1.4 Touch Screen ............................................................................................................................ 22
1.4.1 Adjusting the Backlight ....................................................................................................22
1.4.2 Re-calibrating the Screen ................................................................................................ 23
1.5 Notifications.............................................................................................................................. 24
1.5.1 Status LED ........................................................................................................................24
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1.5.2 Audio ................................................................................................................................. 24
1.5.3 Vibrator ............................................................................................................................. 24
1.6 Barcode Reader........................................................................................................................25
1.7 Cradles ...................................................................................................................................... 26
1.7.1 Charging & Communication Cradle.................................................................................26
1.7.2 Ethernet Cradle ................................................................................................................27
1.8 Battery Charger.........................................................................................................................28
LEARNING WINDOWS CE BASICS...................................................................................................... 29
2.1 Getting Started.......................................................................................................................... 30
2.1.1 Suspend Mode .................................................................................................................30
2.1.2 Desktop............................................................................................................................. 31
2.1.3 Taskbar ............................................................................................................................. 32
2.1.4 Start Menu........................................................................................................................34
2.1.5 Input Methods .................................................................................................................. 35
2.2 Managing Programs ................................................................................................................. 36
2.2.1 Quick Launch a Program .................................................................................................36
2.2.2 Switch among Programs and Desktop............................................................................36
2.2.3 Exit a Program .................................................................................................................. 37
2.3 Using ActiveSync....................................................................................................................... 38
2.3.1 Synchronization with Your Computer..............................................................................38
2.3.2 Add/Remove Programs....................................................................................................39
2.3.3 Explore Device..................................................................................................................40
2.3.4 Backup/Restore ...............................................................................................................41
2.4 Using Windows Explorer ........................................................................................................... 42
2.4.1 Add a Program to Start Menu..........................................................................................42
2.4.2 Create a new Folder ......................................................................................................... 42
2.5 System Reset ............................................................................................................................ 43
2.5.1 Software Reset (Warm Reboot).......................................................................................43
2.5.2 Hardware Reset (Cold Reboot)........................................................................................43
2.5.3 Date/Time & Time Zone After Reset...............................................................................44
2.6 Auto Run.................................................................................................................................... 45
CONFIGURING 9300 MOBILE COMPUTER........................................................................................ 47
3.1 Application Manager ................................................................................................................47
3.2 Device Name & Configuration .................................................................................................48
3.2.1 Changing Device Name ................................................................................................... 48
3.2.2 Understanding Device Configuration ..............................................................................49
3.3 System Settings ........................................................................................................................50
3.4 Connection Settings .................................................................................................................53
3.5 Upgrading OS Image.................................................................................................................55
3.5.1 OS version......................................................................................................................... 55
3.5.2 SD Update.........................................................................................................................56
3.5.3 USB Update ......................................................................................................................57
USING 802.11 RADIO........................................................................................................................ 59
4.1 Turn On Wi-Fi Power ................................................................................................................. 59
4.2 Summit Client Utility .................................................................................................................60
4.2.1 Main Settings ...................................................................................................................60
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4.2.2 Profile Editing ................................................................................................................... 64
4.2.3 Connection Status............................................................................................................ 69
4.2.4 Diagnostics .......................................................................................................................70
4.2.5 Global Settings .................................................................................................................73
4.2.6 Summit System Tray Icon ................................................................................................76
USING BLUETOOTH............................................................................................................................ 77
5.1 Turn on Bluetooth Power..........................................................................................................78
5.1.1 Bluetooth Profiles Supported ..........................................................................................79
5.1.2 Bluetooth Toolbar.............................................................................................................79
5.1.3 Set Discoverable ..............................................................................................................80
5.2 Search Devices ......................................................................................................................... 81
5.3 Pair Devices .............................................................................................................................. 82
5.3.1 Identify Remote Device....................................................................................................82
5.3.2 Pair .................................................................................................................................... 83
5.3.3 Unpair ............................................................................................................................... 86
5.4 File Transfer ..............................................................................................................................87
5.4.1 Upload a File..................................................................................................................... 87
5.4.2 Download a File................................................................................................................88
5.5 Object Push............................................................................................................................... 89
5.6 Serial Port Service ....................................................................................................................90
5.6.1 Serial Port Service............................................................................................................90
5.6.2 Bluetooth ActiveSync .......................................................................................................92
5.7 Manage Local Services ............................................................................................................ 94
5.7.1 File Transfer...................................................................................................................... 94
5.7.2 Object Push ...................................................................................................................... 95
5.7.3 Serial Port Service............................................................................................................96
USING READER CONFIGURATION UTILITY......................................................................................... 97
6.1 Run ReaderConfig.exe..............................................................................................................97
6.2 Barcode Reader Settings ......................................................................................................... 99
6.3 Data Output.............................................................................................................................100
6.4 Notifications (for Good Read) ................................................................................................102
6.5 Symbology Settings ................................................................................................................103
MORE APPLICATIONS ......................................................................................................................105
7.1 Backup Utility ..........................................................................................................................105
7.1.1 Managing the Registry ...................................................................................................106
7.1.2 Preparing for Backup .....................................................................................................107
7.1.3 Backing up Files .............................................................................................................108
7.1.4 Using Backups for Restore ............................................................................................110
7.2 Button Assignment Utility .......................................................................................................112
7.3 Screen Control ........................................................................................................................115
SPECIFICATIONS ..............................................................................................................................117
Platform, Processor & Memory.....................................................................................................117
Communications & Data Capture ................................................................................................117
Electrical Characteristics ..............................................................................................................118
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Physical Characteristics ................................................................................................................118
Environmental Characteristics .....................................................................................................119
Programming Support...................................................................................................................119
Accessories....................................................................................................................................120
SCAN ENGINE SETTINGS .................................................................................................................121
Symbologies Supported ................................................................................................................121
LASER (SE955) ................................................................................................................................123
Reader Settings Table...................................................................................................................123
Symbology Settings Table.............................................................................................................124
Miscellaneous ..........................................................................................................................128
AIM Code ID – Code Characters..............................................................................................128
AIM Code ID – Modifier Characters.........................................................................................128
2D IMAGER ......................................................................................................................................131
Reader Settings Table...................................................................................................................131
Symbology Settings Table.............................................................................................................133
1D Symbologies .......................................................................................................................133
2D Symbologies .......................................................................................................................139
Image Capture & Miscellaneous .............................................................................................141
AIM Code ID – Code Characters..............................................................................................143
AIM Code ID – Modifier Characters.........................................................................................143
KEY REFERENCE TABLES ................................................................................................................147
29-key Keypad...............................................................................................................................147
Use of Alpha (α) / Function (fn)...............................................................................................148
43-key Keypad...............................................................................................................................149
Use of Alpha (α) / Function (fn)...............................................................................................150
INTRODUCTION
9300 Mobile Computer, running Windows CE 6.0 in palm size, is our new product line of
rugged PDA-style Mobile Computer. Compact, streamlined and ergonomic, it adds even
more powerful and handy tools to delivering the flexibility in customization.
Specifically designed to work as an industrial PDA, 9300 Mobile Computer provides rich
options of data collection, voice and data communications, long-lasting working hours,
and so on. Its large color transflective TFT display guarantees ease in reading in all
lighting conditions. Integrated with Bluetooth and 802.11b/g technologies, you can enjoy
the convenience of wireless connection.
This manual serves to guide you through how to install, configure, and operate the
mobile computer. The Care & Maintenance section is specifically prepared for those who
are in charge of taking care of the mobile computer.
We recommend you to keep one copy of the manual at hand for quick reference or
maintenance purposes. To avoid any improper disposal or operation, please read the
manual thoroughly before use.
Thank you for choosing CipherLab products!
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FEATURES
Ergonomic design - ruggedized yet streamlined, with hand strap for secure hold
Built tough to survive drop test and sealed against moisture/dust to industrial
standard IP 64
Microsoft Windows CE 6.0 operating system, 624 MHz Marvell PXA310 processor
512 MB non-volatile NAND flash memory to store OS and software programs
(part of the free space is used as a storage card called DiskOnChip)
256 MB SDRAM to store and run programs, as well as store program data
One SD/MMC expansion slot for up to 32 GB memory card, and SDHC is supported
Two reader options — 1D laser scanner or 2D imager
Ambidextrous side triggers
Standard wireless solution — Bluetooth and IEEE 802.11b/g
A 2.8" color transflective TFT display delivers excellent visibility in lighting conditions
Programmable feedback includes buzzer, speaker and vibrator
Built-in power tools include Reader Configuration Utility, Backup Utility, etc.
Quick link to any backend database through MIRROR Emulator programs for
VT100/220 and IBM 5250 emulation
Easy customization of data collection applications through FORGE Application
Generator (AG) programs (AG*.exe for desktop PC)
Programming support includes System API (LIB and DLL) and Reader API (DLL)
Accessories and peripherals include international AC charging cradle and battery
charger, etc.
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INSIDE THE PACKAGE
The following items are included in the package. Save the box and packaging material for
future use in case you need to store or ship the mobile computer.
9300 Mobile Computer
Rechargeable Li-ion battery pack
Stylus
Hand Strap
USB charging & communication cable
Universal power adaptor
LCD Protective Film
Product CD
Quick Guide
ACCESSORIES
Rich choices of optional accessories are available for you to enhance the total
performance of the mobile computer.
Protective Cover
Spare rechargeable Li-ion battery
4-slot Battery Charger
RS-232 charging & communication cable
USB host cable (for connecting external USB device)
Charging & Communication Cradle
Ethernet Cradle (10/100 BASE-T)
Vehicle Charger
Note: For 9300 as a data terminal equipment (DTE), the RS-232 charging &
communication cable supports only CTS and RTS control signals. ActiveSync is not
allowed.
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QUICK START
OVERVIEW
Figure 1: Overview
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INSERTING MEMORY CARD
If you wish to expand memory, follow these steps to insert your memory card (SD, MMC
or SDHC) to the SD card slot:
1) Place the mobile computer on a flat and clean surface.
2) Remove the side plate by unscrewing the two screw-in screws.
3) Insert the memory card with contacts facing down and push it into the slot until you
hear a click.
4) Replace the side plate and tighten the screw-in screws.
Figure 2: Inserting the SD/MMC/SDHC Card
REMOVING MEMORY CARD
If you wish to remove the memory card, simply push the card after removing the side
plate. It will be rejected automatically.
CONNECTING HEADSET
Connect the headset to the headset jack (2.5 mm DIA) at the left side of the mobile
computer. You can use the headset for audio playback or communication via Messenger.
Bluetooth headset is supported, bringing you the freedom of cordless mobility.
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REMOVING HAND STRAP
The hand strap is ideal for one-handed operation, which requires safe and convenient
hold of the mobile computer.
Warning:
When in use, make sure the hand strap is well hooked.
When the hand strap is not desired or you need to install / remove the main battery,
release it from the mobile computer by following these steps:
1) Hold the mobile computer still and upside down.
2) Unhook the hand strap from the bottom.
Figure 3: Removing the Hand Strap
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INSTALLING BATTERY
For shipping and storage purposes, the mobile computer and the main battery are saved
in separate packages.
Note: Any improper handling may reduce the battery life. Release the hand strap from
the mobile computer before installing the battery.
1) Hold the mobile computer still and press the release latch down.
2) Hold the release latch to the right and lift the battery cover away.
3) Insert the battery pack into the battery compartment at a proper angle (30°~45°) so
that the metal contacts on the battery are met with the charging contacts inside the
compartment.
4) Fit the battery snugly into the compartment.
5) Replace the battery cover and press the release latch down until it clicks into place.
6) If the battery is charged, the mobile computer turns on. If the mobile computer does
not turn on, charge the battery.
Warning:
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The battery cover must be in position; otherwise, the mobile computer
cannot turn on and operate normally.
Quick Start
Figure 4: Installing the Main Battery
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CHARGING & COMMUNICATIONS
The main and backup batteries may not be charged to full for shipment. When you first
receive the package, you will need to charge the main battery to full before using the
mobile computer. Instead of direct charging, you may use a cradle or charger to charge
the Mobile Computer or spare batteries.
Because the internal backup battery is constantly charged from the main battery, the
initial charging requires inserting the battery pack to the mobile computer and then
connecting the mobile computer for direct charging or via cradle. This will have both the
main and backup batteries charged at the same time.
Charging Time
Main battery: It takes approximately 4 hours to charge the main battery to full (from the
adaptor). The LED above the screen is red while charging and will turn green when charging is
done.
Backup battery: It takes at least 8 hours to charge the backup battery to full. The main
battery must be inserted and left inside, whether the mobile computer is in use or not.
However, it is not necessary to fully charge the backup battery for the mobile computer to
work.
Charging Temperature
It is recommended to charge the battery at room temperature (18°C to 25°C) for optimal
performance.
Battery charging stops when the temperature drops below 0°C or exceeds 40°C.
Operation on Battery Power
When 802.11b/g and BT are all enabled on battery power, the main battery charge will drop
down substantially.
In order to prevent a cold boot after the battery is drained out, we suggest that you keep a
fresh battery for replacement or connect the mobile computer to an external power.
USING WIRELESS NETWORKS
The mobile computer supports state-of-the-art wireless technologies, Bluetooth and
802.11b/g, so that it is able to send/receive data in real time in an efficient way.
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USING CABLE
1) Connect the USB charging & communication cable.
Note: Tighten the two screw-in connectors to secure the cable.
2) Join the power supply cord to the power receptacle on the cable connector.
3) Connect the other end of the power cord to a suitable power outlet.
Figure 5: Using Cable
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USING CRADLE
1) Seat the mobile computer in the cradle.
2) Connect the power supply cord to the power receptacle on the cradle.
3) Connect the other end of the power cord to a suitable power outlet.
4) Connect the USB charging & communication cable if data transmission is required.
Refer to Using ActiveSync.
Note: (1) Make sure that you have Microsoft ActiveSync installed on your computer
before you connect the cable from the cradle to your computer.
(2) As the mobile computer will be charged via cradle, the power receptacle on the
cable connector is non-functional.
Figure 6: Using Cradle
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Chapter 1
USING 9300 MOBILE COMPUTER
This chapter explains the features and usage of 9300 Mobile Computer.
IN THIS CHAPTER
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
1.8
Battery.....................................................................
Memory....................................................................
Keypad.....................................................................
Touch Screen ............................................................
Notifications..............................................................
Barcode Reader .........................................................
Cradles ....................................................................
Battery Charger.........................................................
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1.1 BATTERY
Main Battery
9300 Mobile Computer is powered by a rechargeable 3.7 V/2700 mAh Li-ion battery
pack, and it takes approximately 4 hours to fully charge it. However, the charging
time may vary by working condition. During normal operation, the mobile computer
can work for up to 10 hours.
Backup Battery
The backup battery on the main board takes charge when the main battery is
removed or drained out. When fully charged, the 3.6 V/15 mAh rechargeable Ni-MH
button cell helps retain data in SDRAM and maintain the system running in suspend
mode for at least half an hour without the main battery. In the meantime, you have
to replace the main battery as soon as possible.
Note: For a new battery, make sure it is fully charged before use. Always prepare a
spare battery pack, especially when you are on the road.
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1.1.1 UNDERSTANDING THE BATTERY ICONS
The battery pack is the only power source for the mobile computer to work. It also
charges the backup battery on the main board so that the data stored in SDRAM can be
retained properly. Therefore, when the main battery charge goes low, you need to
replace the battery pack with a charged one or charge it as soon as possible. Most of all,
you should backup important data on a regular basis.
By looking at the battery icon, you can tell battery charge remaining in the main battery
– the higher the green level, the more power in the main battery. Double-tap a battery
icon so that you can quickly access the [Power Properties] dialog box.
Battery Icons
Description
External power source is connected and main battery is charging
External power source is connected but main battery needs no charging
Main battery level 100% ~ 90%
Main battery level 89% ~ 70%
Main battery level 69% ~ 50%
Main battery level 49% ~ 30%
Main battery charge becomes low (29% ~ 15%) and needs charging
Main battery charge becomes very low (14% ~ 10%) and needs charging
immediately.
Backup battery charge becomes low and needs charging.
Backup battery charge becomes very low and needs charging immediately.
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(1) Once the battery charge drops below 9%, the mobile computer will
automatically enter suspend mode. When being connected to power, the
LED indicator becomes red while charging and it takes no more than 3
minutes to charge the battery to 10% in normal condition. However, it
may take about half an hour to charge a drained battery. For quick use,
you may try another battery instead. The mobile computer cannot be
turned on until the battery charge reaches 10%.
(2) Data loss may occur with SDRAM during low battery condition. Always
save data before running out of power or keep a fresh battery for
replacement.
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1.1.2 POWER MANAGEMENT
For any portable device, power management is a critical issue especially when you are on
the road. Below are some tips to help you save battery power.
Warning:
Using backlight, wireless connectivity, and peripherals while on battery
power will substantially reduce battery power.
Bring a second battery pack on the road.
Stop wireless connectivity, Bluetooth or 802.11b/g that is not in use.
Go to Start | Settings | Control Panel and double-tap the Display icon. Refer to
1.4.1 Adjusting the Backlight.
Go to Start | Settings | Control Panel and double-tap the Power icon.
1. In the Battery tab (left below), you can always monitor the charging status.
2. Tap the Schemes tab. (right above)
3. Select the desired power scheme and options for suspending operation when not
in use. The system can be set to three different states to conserve power:
User Idle state
System Idle state
Suspend state
The time choices represent the amount of time that must pass before the system
will switch to the next power conservation state.
If you keep the default settings, 9300 will enter the User Idle state in 1 minute, go
to the System Idle state in another 3 minutes, and then the Suspend state in
another 5 minutes.
That is, 9300 will switch to Suspend mode after a total of 9 minutes.
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1.2 MEMORY
Flash Memory (ROM)
512 MB flash memory for storing OS (Windows CE 6.0) and custom application
programs. Yet a portion of the memory is referred to as DiskOnChip, which can store
data and programs that you wish to retain even after hardware reset.
Random-access Memory (RAM)
256 MB SDRAM for storing and running programs, as well as storing program data. Its
contents will be retained by the backup battery.
Expansion Slot
The mobile computer is equipped with one SD/MMC card slot, which is user
accessible. Up to 32 GB high capacity memory card (SDHC) is supported.
1.2.1 CAUTION OF DATA LOSS
When the main battery is removed or drained, the backup battery on the main board is
to retain the contents of SDRAM and maintain the OS in suspend mode for at least 30
minutes, on condition that the backup battery has already been fully charged.
If you want to put away the mobile computer for a couple of days, you should be aware
that data loss occurs when both the main and backup batteries discharge completely.
Therefore, it is necessary to backup data and files before putting away the mobile
computer!
1.2.2 CHECKING THE STORAGE SPACE
Go to Start | Settings | Control Panel and double-tap the System icon.
1. In the Memory tab, it displays the current capacity and usage of the onboard
SDRAM.
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2. You may tap, hold, and drag the slider to re-allocate the memory.
SDRAM
Storage Memory (left)
Program Memory (right)
256 MB
onboard
It refers to the memory allocated
for file and data storage.
It refers to the memory allocated
for running programs.
Double-tap My Device on the desktop, and then tap and hold the DiskOnChip icon.
Select Properties from the pop-up menu. In the Properties tab, it displays the current
capacity and usage of DiskOnChip.
Note: The DiskOnChip is part of the onboard 512 MB flash memory. Because the flash
memory is non-volatile, data or programs stored in DiskOnChip will not be erased
after hardware reset.
Go to Start | Settings | Control Panel and double-tap the Storage Manager icon.
Here provides information on the DiskOnChip folder or storage card.
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1.3 KEYPAD
Silicon rubber has been chosen for their durability and prompt feedback.
Note: Functionality of keys is application-dependent.
The 29-key keypad includes alphanumeric, navigation, function keys, and so on. This
keypad is set to numeric mode by default.
SCAN key
RESET button
Tab key
START button
Enter key
Backspace key
Space key
Figure 7: 29-key Layout
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The 43-key keypad includes numeric, alphabetic, function and other modifier keys, as
well as keys for navigation and assorted characters.
SCAN key
RESET button
Tab key
START button
Enter key
Backspace key
Space key
Figure 8: 43-key Layout
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1.3.1 KEYPAD SETTINGS
The LED backlight of keypad is turned off by default. Press
to toggle it from off to
on, and vice versa. It is suggested to turn on the keypad backlight while working in a
dark area; however, using backlight while on battery power will substantially reduce
battery power.
The Character Repeat functionality is enabled by default. Go to Start | Settings |
Control Panel and double-tap the Keyboard icon. You may cancel the check box to
disable it. When enabled, tap, hold, and drag the slider for a desired Repeat Delay and
Repeat Rate.
1.3.2 ALPHA KEY
This alphanumeric keypad is set to numeric mode by default. The Alpha key serves as a
toggle among numeric, alpha (lower-case alphabetic), and ALPHA (upper-case
alphabetic) input modes.
Note: It is not necessary to hold down the [Alpha] key.
The alpha icon will appear on the status bar in a sequence as shown below.
Status Icon
Alpha Key
Input Mode
---
Numbers
Press
one time
Lower-case alphabetic
Press
two times
Upper-case alphabetic
Note: If you are using the software keypad via SIP, tap CAP (Caps Lock) to toggle
between upper case and lower case alphabetic modes.
1.3.3 SPECIAL KEY
Status Icon
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Ctrl or Alt Key
Input Mode
Press
one time
User-definable: The Ctrl key modifies the
next key pressed.
Press
one time
User-definable: The Alt key modifies the
next key pressed.
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1.3.4 FUNCTION KEY
The function key
serves as a modifier key, and the functionality of each key
combination is application-dependent.
1) To enable this modifier key, press
status bar.
on the keypad. Its icon
will appear on the
2) Now press another key to get the value of key combination (say, press [1] to get the
value of F1). The icon will go off now.
3) To get the value of another key combination modified by the function key, repeat the
above steps.
again, and the icon will go off.
4) To abort the key modification, press
Note: It is not necessary to hold down the function key.
Below is a list of the factory setting for a variety of key combinations.
Key Combination
Action
,
Move text up one screenful (Page Up)
,
Move text down one screenful (Page Down)
,
Move to the beginning of screen or document (Home)
,
Move to the end of screen or document (End)
Note: Press the function key first, and then press the second key for a specific function.
1.3.5 PROGRAMMABLE KEY
The following keys are user-definable. They can be re-defined as another key or to serve
as a shortcut key for launching a specific program. Refer to 7.2 Button Assignment
Utility.
SCAN
Two side triggers on each side of the touch screen
START
Ctrl key
Alt key
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1.4 TOUCH SCREEN
The mobile computer comes with a 2.8" TFT graphic LCD, 320 by 240 pixels resolution
(QVGA). The LED backlight of screen, which helps ease reading under dim environments,
can be controlled manually and automatically.
Warning:
Using backlight while on battery power will substantially reduce battery
power. It is suggested to dim the backlight while working in a well-lit area
or automatically turn off the mobile computer when not in use.
1.4.1 ADJUSTING THE BACKLIGHT
1) Go to Start | Settings | Control Panel and double-tap the Display icon.
2) Tap the Backlight tab. (left below)
3) Select one or both of the check boxes to automatically turn off the LCD backlight
when using batteries or external power. From the appropriate list, select the amount
of time the device should be idle before the backlight is turned off.
4) Tap the [Advanced] button.
5) In the Settings tab (right above), you can select the luminosity of backlight when it is
set to be automatically turned on by pressing any key or tapping the screen. Tap,
hold, and drag the slider for AC and battery powered respectively. For more
luminosity, move the slider to the right.
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1.4.2 RE-CALIBRATING THE SCREEN
This LCD is also a touch screen that can be calibrated through screen alignment.
1) Go to Start | Settings | Control Panel and double-tap the Stylus icon.
2) Tap the Calibration tab, and then tap the [Recalibrate] button.
Warning:
DO NOT use any pointed or sharp objects to move against the surface of
the screen.
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1.5 NOTIFICATIONS
1.5.1 STATUS LED
The two dual-color LEDs on top are used to provide information on the charging status or
wireless power status. The green LED is also used for "Good Read" while collecting data.
Charging LED (top right)
Tasks
Green LED
Red LED
Charging 9300
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Solid
Charging done
Solid
---
Good Read / Wireless LED (top left)
Tasks
Green LED
Blue LED
Good Read
Solid for 0.5 second
---
Bluetooth enabled
---
Flashing
1.5.2 AUDIO
Buzzer
The buzzer on the front can be programmed for status feedback. Its frequency and
duration are software programmable.
Speaker
The mono speaker on the back is used to play sounds for events in Windows and
programs, or play audio files such as .WAV files. In addition, it can be programmed
for status feedback. In noisy environments, you may consider connecting a headset
instead.
Headset
A headset jack is provided, which is a 2.5 mm DIA stereo earphone jack with
microphone input. Bluetooth headset is also supported.
1.5.3 VIBRATOR
The mobile computer is integrated with a vibrator, which is software programmable for
feedback. This can be helpful when working in noisy environments.
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1.6 BARCODE READER
Scan engines (1D laser scanner or 2D imager) are alternative for delivering flexibility to
meet different requirements. Depending on the scan engine integrated, the mobile
computer is capable of scanning barcodes of a number of symbologies that are enabled
by default while running ReaderConfig.exe. If you need to scan barcodes that are
encoded in a different symbology, enable the symbology first. Refer to Appendixes for
details on scan engine settings.
Appendix I - Scan Engine Settings lists the symbologies supported.
Appendix II - Laser (SE955) provides information on the reader settings as well as
symbology settings for the Laser scan engine.
Appendix III - 2D Imager provides information on the reader settings as well as
symbology settings for the 2D scan engine.
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1.7 CRADLES
1.7.1 CHARGING & COMMUNICATION CRADLE
Item
Description
A
Charging slot for seating the mobile computer
B
Charging slot for spare battery
C
LED Indicator (POWER)
D
Cable Connector (for USB or RS-232)
E
Power Jack
Figure 9: Charging & Communication Cradle
The cradle provides one LED indicator on the front panel to indicate power status.
Indicator
Status
Description
POWER
Off
Power not ready
Green, solid
Power ready / Charging done
Red, solid
Charging spare battery
Red, flashing
Error occurs, e.g. battery not readyNote
Note: (1) When error occurs, please try re-position the spare battery in the slot. If it
persists, please check battery, adaptor or cradle.
(2) For charging status of the mobile computer, please check the LED on top of
the screen. Refer to 1.5.1 Status LED.
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1.7.2 ETHERNET CRADLE
Item
Description
A
Charging slot for seating the mobile computer
B
Charging slot for spare battery
C
LED Indicators (POWER, DATA, READY)
D
Cable Connector (for USB or RS-232)
E
Power Jack
F
Ethernet Port (RJ-45)
Figure 10: Ethernet Cradle
The cradle provides three LED indicators on the front panel to indicate connection status.
Indicator
Status
Description
POWER
Off
Power not ready
Green, solid
Power ready / Charging done
Red, solid
Charging spare battery
Red, flashing
Error occurs, e.g. battery not readyNote
Off
No activity
Green, flashing
Data transmission
Off
Network unavailable / 10 Mbps network available
Green, solid
100 Mbps network available
DATA
READY
Note: (1) When error occurs, please try re-position the spare battery in the slot. If it
persists, please check battery, adaptor or cradle.
(2) For charging status of the mobile computer, please check the LED on top of
the screen. Refer to 1.5.1 Status LED.
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1.8 BATTERY CHARGER
Below is the 4-Slot Battery Charger.
1) The Battery Charger can be mounted on table or wall. Drill two holes (centers spaced
105 millimeters apart), secure the two supplied screws, and mount the Battery
Charger by sliding over screws.
2) Seat batteries with contacts facing to back.
3) Connect the power supply cord to the power receptacle on the charger. Connect the
other end of the power supply cord to a suitable power outlet.
4) Press the power switch on, and the Battery Charger’s LED will be blue.
5) While charging, the LED of the battery compartment will be red. When fully charged,
the LED will be green.
Figure 11: 4-Slot Battery Charger
Indicator
Status
Description
POWER / Battery Charging
Off
Power off
Blue, solid
Power on
Red, solid
Charging
Green, solid
Charging done
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LEARNING WINDOWS CE BASICS
This chapter mainly describes the basic skills to work with 9300 Mobile Computer. The
add-on utilities for applications regarding data collection, processing, and transmission,
are introduced in the following chapters.
9300 Mobile Computer is specifically designed for real-time data collection in the
Windows CE 6.0 environment. It won't take long for any Windows user to get familiarized
with it. Keep these basic skills in mind and explore this Windows CE device at ease.
Double-tap an item to select it.
Tap and hold an item to see a menu that enables tasks, such as cut, copy, rename,
delete, etc.
Tap and drag to select multiple items.
Tap
on the toolbar to close an active window, a dialog box, or a running
application.
If the button is not displayed, press [ESC] on the physical keypad.
Tap
on the toolbar to save the current settings and exit the application (or
minimize the window in some applications).
If the button is not displayed, press [Enter] on the physical keypad.
IN THIS CHAPTER
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
Getting Started .........................................................
Managing Programs ...................................................
Using ActiveSync .......................................................
Using Windows Explorer..............................................
System Reset ............................................................
Auto Run ..................................................................
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2.1 GETTING STARTED
When 9300 Mobile Computer is fully charged, press
for more than 1 second to turn on
the mobile computer and wait for the Windows CE desktop to come up. If you are using
the mobile computer for the first time, there are a couple of things to do after the
desktop comes up.
To select your time zone and set the local time: Start | Settings | Control Panel
and select Date/Time.
2.1.1 SUSPEND MODE
Like your PDA, Pocket PC and most handheld devices, 9300 Mobile Computer functions
when it is turned on. This is because the Windows CE operating system eliminates the
booting process and runs continuously.
Turn On (= Resume from Suspend)
Press
for more than 1 second to turn on the mobile computer. Alternatively, you may press
the SCAN key.
Turn Off (= Suspend)
Press
for more than 1 second to turn off the mobile computer. Alternatively, you may select
Suspend from the Start Menu.
The system is now ready for use but not in use. This is referred to as Suspend mode or
Standby mode. It means the system is in power-saving status and waiting for user
interference.
Warning:
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To save battery power, it is suggested that the mobile computer is set to
be automatically turned off when not in use. Refer to 1.1.2 Power
Management for more information about saving power.
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2.1.2 DESKTOP
The desktop appears when the mobile computer is turned on.
Tap and hold anywhere blank on the screen to manage or configure the desktop.
Alternatively, you may tap
to the right of the taskbar, and then select Desktop.
Note: To customize the desktop, tap anywhere blank on desktop and select Properties.
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2.1.3 TASKBAR
The taskbar is at the bottom of the screen for displaying the following:
Start button
SIP button
Switch Task button
Status icons for various connections, minimized program windows, and so on.
Switch Task
SIP
Status Icons & Minimized Programs
Note: To configure different connections, go to Start | Settings and select Network
and Dial-up Connections.
Icon
Description
See Also
Tap it to switch to desktop or any task, such as a running Switch Task
program or window.
Tap it to change the input method.
Software Input Panel
(SIP)
It indicates external power source is connected.
1.1.1 Understanding
the Battery Icons
It indicates the amount of battery charge remaining in
the main battery. The higher the green level, the more
power in the main battery.
It indicates the main battery status.
It indicates the backup battery status.
It indicates the current input mode of keypad.
1.3.2 Alpha Key
It indicates Ctrl is enabled.
1.3.3 Special Key
It indicates Alt is enabled.
It indicates Fn is enabled. (= Function mode)
The USB connection for
successfully established.
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Double-tap it to view status. Tap [Disconnect] if
necessary.
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It indicates a specific network connection fails (= Using Bluetooth
disconnected). Double-tap it to access the Wireless
Using 802.11 Radio
Information tab if there is any.
Bluetooth PAN connection
802.11b/g wireless connection
Ethernet connection
It indicates a specific network connection has been
established successfully. Double-tap it to view or renew
IP Information.
Bluetooth PAN connection
802.11b/g wireless connection
Ethernet connection
It provides control of power to the 802.11b/g module.
Power Management
Tap the icon to configure the power setting.
It indicates the Wi-Fi module (802.11b/g) is enabled. The Summit Client Utility
more green bars, the stronger the signal.
See wireless status icons
above.
It provides access to Bluetooth services.
Using Bluetooth
Initially, you need to go to Start | Programs |
BTManager to open Bluetooth Manager so that this
icon will appear on the taskbar.
It provides access to the Reader Configuration Utility.
Initially,
you
need
to
double-tap
the
ReaderConfig.exe shortcut on the desktop so that this
icon will appear on the taskbar.
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2.1.4 START MENU
Tap the Start button
.
press
on the taskbar to open the Start Menu. Alternatively, you may
Start Menu
Options
Description
Programs
Provides access to available programs that are stored in the directory:
\Windows\Programs
Favorites
Provides access to your favorite links to webpages that are stored in the
directory: \Windows\Favorites
Documents
Provides access
\Windows\Recent
Settings
Provides access to
to
recent
opened
documents
in
the
directory:
Control Panel
Network and Dial-up Connections
Taskbar and Start Menu
Run...
Opens a program or folder or document.
Suspend
Enters the Suspend mode.
Note: To configure the Start menu and taskbar, go to Start | Settings and select
Taskbar and Start Menu.
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2.1.5 INPUT METHODS
Data entry can be performed by the following methods:
Physical Keypad
Type with the physical keypad.
Data Capture
Scan barcode in applications, e.g. WordPad, CipherLab's FORGE Application Generator, etc.
Software Keypad
Type or write using SIP (Soft Input Panel):
Tap the SIP button
on the taskbar to select a SIP mode or hide the input panel.
In each mode, the characters appear as typed text on the screen.
Options
Description
Keyboard
To type using the virtual keyboard.
Transcriber
To write freely on the screen in applications, such as WordPad, etc.
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2.2 MANAGING PROGRAMS
2.2.1 QUICK LAUNCH A PROGRAM
Tap the Start button or press
tap it from the Programs folder.
to view the Start Menu. To quick launch a program,
Note: Alternatively, you may tap Start and select Run to run a specific program or open
a document.
If you wish to quick launch a new program, add it to the Programs folder: My
Device\Windows\Programs. The program will become available in the Start Menu.
To add a new program or subfolder to the Programs folder, you can either use Windows
Explorer or ActiveSync.
Windows Explorer: to move the program by [Copy] and [Paste Shortcut].
ActiveSync on the desktop computer: to create a shortcut to the program, and place
the shortcut in the Programs folder.
Warning:
To avoid making any changes to the program configurations by accident,
we recommend you to use [Copy] and [Paste Shortcut] rather than [Cut]
and [Paste].
2.2.2 SWITCH AMONG PROGRAMS AND DESKTOP
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2.2.3 EXIT A PROGRAM
In general, the system manages memory automatically, and there is no need to exit a
program in order to open another or to conserve memory. However, random access
memory (SDRAM) may be used up when running too many programs. As a result, it will
slow down the operation or cause program errors. In that case, you should stop one or
more running programs to free memory. In order to use memory in a more efficient way,
you are recommended to exit a program when it is not desired any longer.
Warning:
Always remember to save data or settings before you exit a program.
Tap
to close an active window, a dialog box, or a running application. If the button is
not displayed on the toolbar, press [ESC] on the physical keypad.
to save the current settings and exit the application (or minimize the window in
Tap
some applications). If the button is not displayed on the toolbar, press [Enter] on the
physical keypad.
Note: Some programs, such as the Reader Configuration Utility (ReaderConfig.exe), may
create an associated icon on the taskbar. You may tap the icon and select [Exit]
from the pop-up menu.
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2.3 USING ACTIVESYNC
ActiveSync is used to synchronize information between 9300 Mobile Computer and your
desktop computer, to install programs on the mobile computer, and to backup and
restore the mobile computer.
The Microsoft ActiveSync program has to be installed on your desktop computer first.
To download the up-to-date version of the program, you may need to go to
Microsoft's official web site for Windows Mobile devices as shown below.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/activesync/activesync45.mspx
After downloading and installation, run the program. For detailed information on the
program, you may click the Help menu, and then select the Microsoft ActiveSync
Help.
2.3.1 SYNCHRONIZATION WITH YOUR COMPUTER
1) Follow these instructions for initial ActiveSync operation:
Connect the USB charging & communication cable from the mobile computer or
via a cradle to your computer.
Connect the power cable to a nearby power outlet.
Turn on the mobile computer or seat it in the cradle.
2) Your computer will automatically detect the USB device.
3) Select which partnership to set up. If you want to synchronize data between the
mobile computer and your personal computer, select Standard Partnership;
otherwise, select Guest Partnership.
4) Wait a few seconds for the mobile computer to get connected (and synchronized if a
Standard Partnership is selected).
Note: For ActiveSync via Bluetooth, refer to Using Bluetooth.
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2.3.2 ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS
Click [Add/Remove Programs] from the Tools Menu so that you can proceed to install a
program that is designed to be used on a mobile device running Windows CE. If a user
program is no longer desired, you may remove it from the system.
Click [Add/Remove Programs] from the Tools Menu so that you can un-install a program
that is designed to be used on a mobile device running Windows CE.
Alternative to Install New Programs (Copy & Paste)
You may install a new program manually.
1. When connected, open the Microsoft ActiveSync window on your desktop computer.
2. Click the Explorer button from the toolbar.
3. Navigate to the target folder, e.g. the Programs folder (\Windows\Programs), depending on
where you wish to access the program.
4. Navigate through file folders on your computer to find the new program (.CAB, .EXE, etc.)
5. Right-click the program and select [copy] from the pop-up menu.
6. Back to the target folder in step 3. Right-click anywhere blank and select [Paste] from the
pop-up menu.
7. On the mobile computer, go to Start | Programs and the new program will appear.
Alternative to Remove Programs (Control Panel)
You may un-install a new program manually.
1. Go to Start | Settings | Control Panel and select Remove Programs.
2. Tap the name of the program that you want to delete.
3. Tap [Remove].
4. Tap [Yes] to un-install the program.
Note: If the program does not appear in the list of installed programs, you may use
Windows Explorer to locate it. Tap and hold the program to select [Delete] from
the pop-up menu.
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2.3.3 EXPLORE DEVICE
Add a Program to Start Menu
1. When connected, open the Microsoft ActiveSync window on your desktop computer.
2. Click the Explorer button from the toolbar.
3. Navigate through file folders to find the program you desire.
4. Right-click the program and select [Create Shortcut] from the pop-up menu.
5. Right-click the shortcut and select [Cut] from the pop-up menu.
6. Navigate to the Programs folder – My Device\Windows\Programs.
7. Right-click anywhere blank on the window and select [Paste] from the pop-up menu.
The new program will be added to the Programs folder.
8. On the mobile computer, go to Start | Programs and the new program will appear now.
Note: [Create Shortcut], [Cut], and [Paste]: The same result can be performed by
[Copy] and [Paste Shortcut].
Create a New Folder
1. When connected, open the Microsoft ActiveSync window on your desktop computer.
2. Click the Explorer button from the toolbar.
3. Navigate to the target folder where you wish to create a new folder.
4. Right-click anywhere blank on the window and select [New Folder] from the pop-up menu. A
subfolder will be created.
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2.3.4 BACKUP/RESTORE
To best protect your work, you should regularly back up information on your mobile
computer. You can perform a backup by during the ActiveSync operation. The backup file
is stored on your desktop computer.
Note: The CipherLab Backup Utility is provided for the same purposes, and will save the
backup file to the DiskOnChip folder.
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2.4 USING WINDOWS EXPLORER
2.4.1 ADD A PROGRAM TO START MENU
1) Go to Start | Programs and select Windows Explorer.
2) Navigate through file folders to find the program you desire.
3) Tap and hold the program to select [Copy] from the pop-up menu.
4) Navigate to the Programs folder – My Device\Windows\Programs.
5) Tap and hold anywhere blank on the screen to select [Paste Shortcut] from the
pop-up menu. The new program will be added to the Programs folder.
6) Go to Start | Programs and the new program will appear now.
2.4.2 CREATE A NEW FOLDER
1) Go to Start | Programs and select Windows Explorer.
2) Navigate through file folders to find where you wish to create a new folder.
3) Tap and hold anywhere blank on the window and select [New Folder] from the pop-up
menu. A subfolder will be created.
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2.5 SYSTEM RESET
Reset the mobile computer when it stops responding to input.
Software Reset: Press the [RESET] button.
Hardware Reset: Press the [RESET] button and
at the same time for about 2
seconds.
Warning:
Never perform hardware reset unless software reset cannot solve your
problems.
2.5.1 SOFTWARE RESET (WARM REBOOT)
Software reset, also known as a warm boot, will restart the mobile computer and keep all
the saved files. To perform software reset, use the stylus to press the [RESET] button.
During operation, the removal of main battery will start software reset too.
Warning:
Data loss may occur when files are not properly closed before software
reset.
2.5.2 HARDWARE RESET (COLD REBOOT)
Hardware reset, also known as a cold boot, will restart the mobile computer and
initializes SDRAM. Data and program files stored in SDRAM will be erased after hardware
reset. But you can restore data that is previously synchronized with your computer by
performing an ActiveSync operation, or backed up by using CipherLab Backup Utility.
Warning:
Only the files stored in the Flash File System are retained during hardware
reset.
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2.5.3 DATE/TIME & TIME ZONE AFTER RESET
System Reset
Registry File
Settings After Reset
Software Reset
Date/Time
Keep the current settings (= No restore occurs!)
Time Zone
Restored from Sysbak folder if backup file is available
Keep the current settings if backup file is unavailable
Hardware Reset
Date/Time
Restored to system default:
Time Zone
2010/1/1 00:00
Restored from Sysbak folder if backup file is available
Restored to
unavailable:
system
default
if
backup
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Note: You must manually adjust system date and time after hardware reset.
We suggest you to check the time zone as well.
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2.6 AUTO RUN
Upon hardware or software reset, the OS shall automatically execute AutoRun.exe
and/or AutoRun.ini if any of the two files can be found in the “\DiskOnChip” folder.
If AutoRun.exe exists
Upon cold boot, the OS shall automatically execute AutoRun.exe
Upon warm boot, the OS shall automatically execute AutoRun.exe
If AutoRun.ini exists
Upon cold boot, the OS shall automatically check the contents of AutoRun.ini and execute
them (if there is any).
Any line prefixed with a semicolon “;” is supposed to be a comment line only; otherwise it is
an executable file or command and shall be executed (line by line). For example,
\DiskOnChip\cerdisp.exe
:\DiskOnChip\ReaderConfig.exe
;\DiskOnChip\RF9300_CE.exe
\DiskOnChip\cerdisp.cab
:\DiskOnChip\ReaderConfig.cab
Upon warm boot, the OS shall automatically check the contents of AutoRun.ini and execute
any line that is prefixed with a colon “:”.
Any line prefixed with a semicolon “;” is supposed to be a comment line only. For example,
:\DiskOnChip\ReaderConfig.exe
;\DiskOnChip\RF9300_CE.exe
:\DiskOnChip\ReaderConfig.cab
Note: Because the cabinet files are designed to install the application, tidy up, and then
“self destruct”, they will be automatically deleted from your mobile computer after
installation. However, AutoRun.ini will backup the original files (.cab) while
installing cabinet files, and restore them after installation. Consequently, these
cabinet files will be automatically re-installed to your mobile computer upon cold
boot or warm boot, if specified in AutoRun.ini.
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CONFIGURING 9300 MOBILE COMPUTER
In this chapter, a brief on the system settings is provided for your reference. The
Application Manager is specifically designed for the administrator to manage the
accessibility of applications and protect the integrity of the system on the mobile
computer. It serves as a portal that allows launching routine application programs
automatically upon a reboot, preventing users from running potentially distracting
applications, as well as to restricting access to changing device settings.
Note: User settings are stored in SDRAM and will be overwritten by the system defaults
after hardware reset. However, you can use the CipherLab Backup Utility to
backup the current registry for restore purpose.
IN THIS CHAPTER
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
Application Manager ...................................................
Device Name & Configuration ......................................
System Settings ........................................................
Connection Settings ...................................................
Upgrading OS Image ..................................................
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3.1 APPLICATION MANAGER
Application Manager has powerful features and is easy to use —
Provides full control over executable files of the Programs folder, desktop and Control
(Panel)
Can limit access to essential device settings
Can prevent from potentially distracting applications
Can execute routine application automatically upon a reboot
Provides user name and/or password protection
Allows setting up an administrator account
Supports multiple languages
Supports show/hide taskbar and toolbar
Supports enable/disable taskbar, partially or fully
Distributes user settings at a few clicks
After restarting the mobile computer upon completion of installation, the Application
Manager automatically starts up with programs and settings made accessible based on
the system. If you have logged in as an administrator, you are allowed to manage
program accessibility.
Note: For details on the installation and usage, please refer to the separate user guide.
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3.2 DEVICE NAME & CONFIGURATION
3.2.1 CHANGING DEVICE NAME
1) Go to Start | Settings | Control Panel and select System to obtain essential
system information.
2) Select the Device Name tab to change the identification for the mobile computer.
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3.2.2 UNDERSTANDING DEVICE CONFIGURATION
The device configuration of 9300 Mobile Computer is displayed in 7 digits: xxxx-xxx
Take the screenshot of System Properties above for example. Its device configuration is
“2011-002”, therefore, the mobile computer has the following features –
29-key, QVGA screen
A scan engine that employs Laser scan engine
Integrated communications: Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
Device Code
st
1 digit
Modular Component
Types
Reader module
0= none
1= Reserved
2= Laser (SE955)
3= 2D Imager
nd
2
digit
Reserved
0
3rd digit
Bluetooth
0= none
1= Bluetooth
4th digit
Wi-Fi
0= none
1= Wi-Fi (Summit)
th
5
digit
6th digit
LCD
0= QVGA
Keypad
0= 29-key
1= 43-key
th
7
digit
PCB main board
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3.3 SYSTEM SETTINGS
Go to Start | Settings | Control Panel.
Items
Description
In the [Certificates] dialog box, you may view or modify digital certificates that some
application use to establish trust for secure connections.
In the [Date/Time] dialog box, you may change date, time, and time zone settings.
In the [Dialing Properties] dialog box, you may configure settings for modem
communications.
In the [Display Properties] dialog box,
Background tab: Select an image for the background.
Backlight tab: Specify for how long the mobile computer is idle and then the
backlight will be automatically turned off while on battery power and external
power respectively. Tap the [Advanced] button to move the slider and adjust the
brightness of the LCD backlight when it is set to be automatically turned on once
a key is pressed or you tap the touch screen.
Appearance tab: Select a desired color scheme for windows, dialog boxes, and
items.
In the [Input Panel Properties] dialog box, you may configure how the Soft Input
Panel (SIP) works.
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In the [Internet Options] dialog box, you may configure how the mobile computer
connects to the Internet.
Connect an external keyboard to the mobile computer or cradle via the USB host
cable.
In the [Keyboard Properties] dialog box, you may configure settings for character
repeat.
In the [Network and Dial-up Connections] window, you may configure settings for
the mobile computer connects to a network directly or through a modem.
Alternatively, you may tap Start | Settings | Network and Dial-up Connections.
USB Connection (ActiveSync via USB cable)
AX88772 (via Ethernet Cradle)
SDCCF10G1 (via 802.11b/g)
BTPAN (via Bluetooth)
In the [Owner Properties] dialog box,
Identification/Notes tab: Type your contact information or notes.
Network ID tab: Type the user name, password, and domain name used to log
on to the remote network.
In the [Password Properties] dialog box, you may apply password protection at
power-on to limit access to the mobile computer.
In the [PC Connection Properties] dialog box, you may disable the direct connection
between the mobile computer and a desktop computer.
By default, the mobile computer is allowed to directly connect to a desktop
computer via the USB charging & communication cable. Alternatively, you may
tap Start | Settings | Network and Dial-up Connections and select USB
Connection.
You may change to use Bluetooth if ActiveSync via Bluetooth has been enabled in
Bluetooth Manager
In the [Power Properties] dialog box,
Battery tab: You may view the current status of main and backup batteries.
Schemes tab: You may configure the power scheme and switching.
Device Status tab: You may view the devices that are consuming power.
In the [Regional and Language Settings] dialog box,
Region tab: You may customize the appearance and formatting to your
geographic region.
Language tab: By default, it is set to English (United States).
Input tab: By default, it is set to English (United States)-US.
In the [Remove Programs] dialog box, you may remove any program that is installed
earlier.
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In the [Storage Properties] dialog box,
Storage Manager tab: Here provides information on the DiskOnChip folder or
storage card.
In the [Stylus Properties] dialog box,
Double-Tap tab: You may configure and test your double-tap settings.
Calibration tab: You may need to re-calibrate the touch screen if it is not
responding properly to your taps.
In the [System Properties] dialog box,
General tab: You may view the system information.
Copyrights tab: You may view the important statements on copyrights.
Memory tab: You may move the slider and adjust the SDRAM allocation.
Device Name tab: You may type a name and description for identifying the
mobile computer.
Client access licenses (CALs) issued by the Terminal Server license server allow
clients to connect to the terminal server.
Use Remote Desktop Connection to log onto a Windows Terminal Server or a
computer remotely. You may access all of the programs, files, and network resources
on the remote host or terminal server.
In the [Volume & Sounds Properties] dialog box,
Volume tab: You may move the slider and adjust the volume and select to play
sounds for Events, Applications or Notifications.
Sounds tab: You may configure sounds for different Windows events.
Refer to 4.2 Summit Client Utility.
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3.4 CONNECTION SETTINGS
There are two ways to access the connections settings:
Go to Start | Settings | Control Panel and select Network and Dial-up
Connections.
Go to Start | Settings | Network and Dial-up Connections.
Ignore [Properties] as any changes made
will affect ActiveSync connection.
Connections
Description
This is a shortcut to USB Connection, and the selected interface is USB for factory
setting. This connection is reflected in the control panel for direct PC connection:
Start | Settings | Control Panel |
The USB connection is specifically for performing the ActiveSync operation via the
USB charging & communication cable. Generally, it will automatically establish the
connection and start the ActiveSync operation when you seat the mobile computer
in the cradle. To stop the ActiveSync operation, simply remove the mobile
computer.
Alternatively, you may double-tap the status icon
[Disconnect].
from the taskbar and tap
When connected, the status icon will appear on the taskbar.
When disconnected, this icon will disappear.
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This is the control of networking over USB cable. It is enabled automatically when
the mobile computer is connected to PC via USB cable.
This is the control of Ethernet module AX88772. It is enabled automatically when
the mobile computer is seated in the Ethernet Cradle.
When available, the connection status icon
When connected, this icon will become
When disconnected, this icon will become
will appear on the taskbar.
.
again.
This is the control of 802.11b/g module for wireless local area networking (WLAN)
connection, which is not available until the power to 802.11b/g module is turned
on through Power Management
.
When available, the connection status icon
When connected, this icon will become
When disconnected, this icon will become
will appear on the taskbar.
.
again.
This is the control of Bluetooth module for wireless personal area networking
(WPAN) connection, which is not available until Bluetooth Manager
executed.
When available, the connection status icon
When connected, this icon will become
When disconnected, this icon will become
is
will appear on the taskbar.
.
again.
Note: By default, DHCP is enabled for networking. Instead of using DHCP, select
[Properties] and specify a static IP address to the mobile computer. Only change
these settings according to your network administrator's instructions.
Toolbar Items
Description
Remarks
Tap this button to open the Connection menu. The Tap and hold the icon of a
available options depend on the connection you desired
connection
type.
select.
Then, select an option from
its associated menu.
Tap this button to toggle on/off the connection you
select. The toggle is used for Enable/Disable or
Connect/Disconnect.
Tap this button to delete the connection you select.
Tap this button to view the properties of the
connection you select.
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3.5 UPGRADING OS IMAGE
You can upgrade the OS image on your mobile computer via SD/MMC/SDHC card or run
the program "DLDR.exe" on the desktop of your computer. Please contact your sales
representative for the OS upgrade utility "DLDR.exe".
Note: Before upgrading, it is suggested to delete the “\DiskOnChip\Sysbak” folder.
3.5.1 OS VERSION
Before undertaking to upgrade OS, learn the current OS image version on your mobile
computer through one of the following:
Go to Start | Settings | Control Panel and select System. On the Device Name tab
find the OS Version info.
Note: Alternatively, you may tap and hold My Device icon on the desktop and select
Properties.
Enter the CPT9300CE Bootloader Menu.
to perform hardware reset on 9300, and then immediately press
Press [RESET] +
to select 4.
[DEL] to enter the CPT9300CE Bootloader Menu. Use arrow keys
Show Version and press
.
CPT9300CE Bootloader Menu
1.
2.
3.
〉4.
Launch OS
SD Update
USB Update
Show Version
CPT9300CE Bootloader Menu
OS Ver: V0.910.0409.930
BL Ver: V0.21.930
uP Ver: V0.15.930
Press ENTER key to return
Description
Show OS/BL/uP Version.
Description
Show OS/BL/uP Version.
To escape the PT9300CE Bootloader Menu, use arrow keys
Launch OS to launch the current OS image.
to select 1.
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3.5.2 SD UPDATE
The SD Update method allows upgrading image from your memory storage card.
1) Copy the image file to the root directory of your memory storage card (“\SD Card”),
and rename it to “CLCEOS.BIN”.
to perform hardware reset on 9300, and then immediately press
2) Press [RESET] +
to select 2.
[DEL] to enter the CPT9300CE Bootloader Menu. Use arrow keys
SD Update and press
screen.
. The detected image file version will display on the
CPT9300CE Bootloader Menu
1.
〉2.
3.
4.
Launch OS
SD Update
USB Update
Show Version
Description
Press ENTER key to enter
SD Update Menu.
SD Update Menu
〉1. OS V0.911.0409.930
2. BACK
Description
Press ENTER key to update
OS to V0.911.0409.930
from current version.
to upgrade your OS. It will take approximately 3 minutes before a
Press
message is displayed on the mobile computer to indicate the OS upgrade is completed
successfully and will launch the new OS right away.
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3.5.3 USB UPDATE
The USB Update method allows upgrading image via the "DLDR.exe" program on your
computer.
1) Install Microsoft ActiveSync on your computer. For initial ActiveSync operation, refer
to Using ActiveSync for details.
Now, you must disable the ActiveSync operation as shown below.
2) Run the Image Tool “DLDR.exe” on your computer.
3) Connect 9300 to your computer.
4) Press [Reset] +
to perform hardware reset on 9300, and then immediately press
to select 3.
[DEL] to enter the CPT9300CE Bootloader Menu. Use arrow keys
USB Update and press
.
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CPT9300CE Bootloader Menu
1.
2.
〉3.
4.
Launch OS
SD Update
USB Update
Show Version
Description
Enter USB Update Menu.
5) Select 1. Update image now and press
USB Update Menu
〉1. Update image now
2. BACK
Description
Update image by USB.
Supported images:
Bootloader/OS/MicroP.
to prepare for download.
6) In the Image Tool, it will show 9300 has been connected successfully.
Go to WINCE Image | Download, and select the desired image file (*.nb0).
It will take approximately 3 minutes before a message is displayed on the mobile
computer to indicate the OS upgrade is completed successfully. It will then perform
hardware reset on 9300 automatically.
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USING 802.11 RADIO
Summit Client Utility, also referred to as SCU, lets you configure and connect to
network wirelessly.
Warning:
When 802.11b/g is enabled on battery power, the main battery charge will
drop down substantially.
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4.2 Summit Client Utility .................................................. 60
4.1 TURN ON WI-FI POWER
1) Tap the icon
on the taskbar to access Power Management.
2) Select [Wi-Fi Power ON], and tap
.
3) It takes several seconds to turn on the power to module.
The Summit system tray icon will appear as shown below:
The icon indicates that 802.11b/g power is turned on, and the green bars
indicate the wireless signal strength. The more the bars, the stronger the signal.
Double-tap any of these icons to access Summit Client Utility.
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4.2 SUMMIT CLIENT UTILITY
Profile settings are radio and security settings that are stored in the registry as part of a
configuration profile. When a profile is selected as the active profile, the settings for the
profile become active. You may create, rename, edit, and delete profiles, as well as alter
global settings that apply to every profile or to SCU itself. For more detail on the profile
settings, please go to http://www.summitdatacom.com/documentation.htm for more
documents, such as
http://www.summitdatacom.com/Documents/Summit_Users_Guide_2.01_200805.htm
http://www.summitdatacom.com/Documents/Summit_Quick_Start_Guide_2.01.pdf
4.2.1 MAIN SETTINGS
Enable/Disable Radio
Tap [Disable Radio] to turn off wireless signal.
The signal bars
The connection status icon
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will become
.
to indicate no signal.
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Active Profile
Profile settings are radio and security settings that are stored in the registry as part of a
configuration profile. When a profile is selected as the active profile, the settings for the profile
become active. Information on the Active Profile is displayed.
Item
Description
Active Profile
Options are “Default”, “ThirdPartyConfig”, and custom profiles.
Status
Potential values are
Down: not recognized
Disabled
Not Associated
Associated
(EAP type) Authenticated
Radio Type
“BG” means a Summit radio that supports 802.11b and 802.11g.
Regulatory Domain
It indicates the regulatory domain or domains for which the radio is
configured by factory. “Worldwide” means that the radio can be used in
any domain.
Note: If “ThirdPartyConfig” is selected, after the mobile computer goes through a power
cycle, Windows Zero Config (WZC) or another application is used for configuration
of all radio and security settings. The Summit Client Utility can only be used to
define the Client Name, Power Save, Tx Power, Bit Rate, Radio Mode settings, as
well as the global settings.
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Auto Profile & List
Activate or deactivate an automatic profile selection facility. It makes use of a list of profiles you
created. If such list does not exist, tap [List] to select the profiles in use.
When the facility is active and the radio is not associated to an access point, SCU runs through
the list and tries each profile one by one until the radio associates to an access point using the
values in a profile. The profile becomes the Active Profile and remains so until the radio
disassociates or disconnects from the network.
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Import/Export
It is made easy to clone the profile(s) and global settings from a master mobile computer to
others. Tap [Import/Export] and select the task to perform: “Import from” or “Export to”.
By default, the file name is “SummitSettings.sdc”.
Import from: Import global settings, all standard SCU profiles, and the special profile
“ThirdPartyConfig” from a file (created using the Export facility above) to the SCU area of
registry. If you are importing a file and select [Add to existing], then the imported
information will be merged with the information that was in the registry previously. If you
select [Replace] instead, then the imported information will overwrite the information that
was in the registry previously.
Export to: Export global settings, all standard SCU profiles, and the special profile
“ThirdPartyConfig” from the SCU area of the registry to a file.
Default and custom profiles are included.
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4.2.2 PROFILE EDITING
Any changes made to a profile will not be saved until you tap [Commit].
New
Tap [New] and enter a unique name for this profile. Up to 32 characters are allowed. Configure
the Radio settings, Encryption, EAP Type, and so on.
Define up to 20 profiles, not including the special profile “ThirdPartyConfig”.
Rename
Select a profile from the drop-down menu and tap [Rename]. Enter a unique name for this
profile. Up to 32 characters are allowed.
Delete
Select a profile from the drop-down menu and tap [Delete].
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Scan
Tap [Scan] to view a list of access points that are broadcasting their SSIDs. You may sort the list
by tapping the column headers. Select one and create a profile for it.
Item
Description
SSID
Service Set Identifier (SSID)
RSSI
Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI)
Secure
It indicates whether data encryption is in use: true or false
Tap to update the list.
Select one SSID and tap to create a
new profile. Enter credentials or
keys if necessary.
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Edit Profile
By default, information of the profile “Default” is displayed. Select a profile from the drop-down
menu and configure the Radio settings, Encryption, EAP Type, and so on. For example, select
“SSID” from the Radio list and enter a preferred name for the network.
Radio
Configuration
SSID
Service Set Identifier (SSID) for WLAN to which the radio will connect
If no SSID is specified, the radio will only associate to an access point
that broadcasts its SSID.
Client Name
Value: A string of up to 16 characters
Default: None
Power save mode for radio
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Default: None
Name assigned to the mobile computer with Summit radio installed
Power Save
Value: A string of up to 32 characters
Value:
CAM
Constantly Awake Mode (CAM) keeps the client
adapter powered up continuously so there is little
lag in message response time. It consumes the
most power but offers the highest throughput. It is
recommended when AC power is in use.
Maximum
Max Power Savings (Max PSP) causes the access
point to buffer incoming messages for the client
adapter, which wakes up periodically and polls the
access point to see if any buffered messages are
waiting for it. The client adapter can request each
message and then go back to sleep. It conserves
the most power but offers the lowest throughput.
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It is recommended when battery power is in use.
Fast
Tx Power
Bit Rate
Radio Mode
Default: Fast
Transmit power that can be overridden by Cisco AP if CCX global setting
is ON and AP defines maximum transmit power for client as lower value
Value: Maximum (Maximum power defined for the current
regulatory domain) or the specified value in milliwatts (50, 30, 20,
10, 5, 1)
Default: Maximum
Bit rate used by the radio when interacting with AP; however, if a
specified bit rate is selected, the radio will not connect to an AP unless
the specified SSID is configured for only the selected bit rate.
Value: Auto (rate negotiated automatically with AP) or the specified
value in megabits per second (1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36,
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Default: Auto
Use of 802.11b and/or 802.11g when interacting with AP
Auth Type
Power Save Mode (Fast PSP) switches between the
two modes described above, depending on network
traffic. This mode switches to CAM when retrieving
a large number of packets and switches back to
PSP (= PS-Poll Procedure) after the packets have
been retrieved. It is recommended when power
consumption is a concern but you need greater
throughput than that allowed by Max PSP.
Value: B rates only, BG rates full, G rates only, BG subset, Ad Hoc
Default: BG rates full
802.11 authentication type used when associating to AP
Value: Open, Shared (shared-key), LEAP (Network-EAP)
Default: Open
Encryption & WEP keys/PSKs
Type of encryption (and decryption) used to protect transmitted data
Value:
None
No encryption
Manual WEP
WEP with up to four static keys, 40-bit or 128-bit in ASCII or hex
Auto WEP
WEP with key generated during EAP authentication
WPA PSK
TKIP with PSK, ASCII passphrase or hex PSK
WPA TKIP
TKIP with key generated during EAP authentication
WPA2 PSK
AES with PSK, ASCII passphrase or hex PSK
WPA2 AES
AES with key generated during EAP authentication
CCKM TKIP
TKIP with key generated during EAP authentication and with Cisco key
management protocol for fast re-authentication
CKIP manual
WEP with up to four static keys, 40-bit or 128-bit in ASCII or hex, plus
Cisco TKIP and/or Cisco MIC if configured on AP
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CKIP Auto
WEP with key generated during EAP authentication, plus Cisco TKIP
and/or Cisco MIC if configured on AP
Default: None
EAP Type & Credentials
Extensible Authentication Protocol type used for 802.1X authentication to AP
Value:
None
LEAP
Credentials values for LEAP
EAP-FAST
User: Username or Domain\Username (up to 64 characters)
Password (up to 32 characters)
Credentials values for EAP-FAST
User: Username or Domain\Username (up to 64 characters)
Password (up to 32 characters)
PAC Filename (up to 32 characters)
PAC Password (up to 32 characters)
PEAP-MSCHAP
Credentials values for PEAP-MSCHAP, PEAP-GTC, EAP-TLS
PEAP-GTC
User: Username or Domain\Username (up to 64 characters)
CA Cert: Filename of root certificate authority (CA) digital certificate
(up to 32 characters); leave blank if the “Use MS store” checkbox is
selected.
“Use MS store” checkbox: Select this if the Microsoft certificate store
should be used for a CA certificate. This is applicable only when
“Validate server” is in use.
EAP-TLS
Password (up to 32 characters)
“Validate server” checkbox: Select this if using a CA certificate to
validate an authenticate server. When selected, enter a certificate
filename in the CA Cert field or select the “Use MS store” checkbox.
Additional values for EAP-TLS
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User Cert: Tap the […] button to select a user (or client) certificate
from the Microsoft certificate store. You may not enter a filename
because the user certificate must reside in the Microsoft certificate
store. When you browse for a certificate, the pop-up box shows two
fields, “Issued By” and “Issued to”.
Priv. key pwd: Password for user certificate (up to 32 characters)
Default: None for both EAP type and credentials
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4.2.3 CONNECTION STATUS
View status of the current wireless network connection, information on the access point
and the connection established between the two.
Profile
Name of Active Profile
Status
Potential values are
Down: not recognized
Disabled
Not Associated
Associated
(EAP type) Authenticated
Device Name, IP, MAC
Information on the mobile computer
Device Name is displayed only when Client Name is specified by editing a profile
AP Name, IP, MAC, Beacon Period
Information on the access point to which the radio is associated
AP Name and IP may not be displayed if not supported by AP
DTIM: A multiple of the beacon period that specifies how often the beacon contains a delivery
traffic indication message (DTIM), which tells power-save client devices that a packet is
waiting for them (e.g. a DTIM interval of 3 means that every third beacon contains a DTIM).
Beacon Period: Amount of time between access point beacons in kilomicroseconds, where one
Kµsec equals 1024 microseconds.
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Connection Channel, Bit Rate, Tx Power, Signal Strength, Signal Quality
Information on the wireless connection between the radio and access point, including graphic
indication of signal strength and quality.
4.2.4 DIAGNOSTICS
Perform troubleshooting and diagnostic tests if necessary.
(Re)connect
Disable and enable the radio, apply or re-apply the current profile, attempt to associate and
authenticate to the wireless network, and log all activity in the output area at the bottom.
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Release/Renew
Obtain a new IP address through DHCP release/renew, and log all activity in the output area at
the bottom.
Start Ping
Start a continuous ping to the address in the edit box next to the button. Once the button is
tapped, its name and function will change to [Stop Ping]. Pings will continue until you tap the
[Stop Ping] button, move to an SCU window other than Diags or Status, exit SCU, or remove the
radio. Also, it log all activity in the output area at the bottom.
When a ping initiated on the Diags window is active, the Status window displays a ping indicator
consisting of two “lights” that take turns to show green (for a successful ping) or red (for an
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unsuccessful ping).
Ping Status
Diagnostics
Attempt to (re)connect to an access point, and provide a more thorough dump of data then is
obtained with (Re)connect. The dump will include radio state, profile settings, global settings, and
a BSSID list of APs in the area.
Save to
Save the diagnostics output to a file.
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4.2.5 GLOBAL SETTINGS
Global settings include radio and security settings that apply to all profiles and settings
that apply to SCU itself.
Property
Value
Roam Trigger
When the moving average RSSI from the current AP is weaker than Roam
Trigger, radio does a roam scan where it probes for an AP with a signal
that is at least Roam Delta dBm stronger —
Roam Delta
Value: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35
Default: 10 dBm
After association or roam scan (with no roam), radio will collect RSSI scan
data from Roam Period seconds before considering roaming —
BG Channel Set
Default: -70 dBm
When Roam Trigger is met, a second AP’s signal strength (RSSI) must be
Roam Delta dBm stronger than the moving average RSSI for the current
AP before radio will attempt to roam to the second AP —
Roam Period
Value: -50, -55, -60, -65, -70, -75, -80, -85, -90
Value: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60
Default: 10 (seconds)
Defines the 2.4 GHz channels to be scanned when the radio is
contemplating a roam and needs to determine what APs are available.
Value:
Full
All channels
1, 6, 11
The most commonly used 2.4 GHz channels
1, 7, 13
For ETSI and TELEC radios only
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Default: Full
DFS Channels
N/A
Aggressive Scan
Aggressive scanning complements and works in conjunction with the
standard scanning that is configured through the Roam Trigger, Roam
Delta, and Roam Period settings. It is recommended that aggressive
scanning is enabled unless there is significant co-channel interference
because of overlapping coverage from APs that are on the same channel.
CCX features
Value:
Type 1
Cisco Secure ACS or another server that
uses PEAPv1 for PEAP with EAP-MSCHAPV2
(PEAP-MSCHAP)
Type 2
A different authentication server, such as
Juniper Networks Steel Belted RADIUS, that
uses PEAPv0 for PEAP-MSCHAP
Default: Type 1
Value:
Main Only
Use main antenna only
Aux Only
Use auxiliary antenna only
On
Use diversity
Default: On
Value:
Main Only
Use main antenna only
Aux Only
Use auxiliary antenna only
On-start on Main
On startup, use main antenna
On-start on Aux
On startup, use auxiliary antenna
Default: On-start on Main
If packet size exceeds threshold, then it is fragmented —
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Default: Off
How to handle antenna diversity when receiving data from AP —
Frag Thresh
Value: On, Off
How to handle antenna diversity when transmitting data to AP —
RX Diversity
Default: Optimized
Type of authentication server being used for EAP authentication —
TX Diversity
Value: Optimized, Full, Off
Whether to allow the use of Wi-Fi Multimedia Extensions (WME) or not —
Auth Server
Default: On
Whether to allow the use of three CCX features (AP-assisted roaming,
AP-specified maximum transmit power, and radio management) —
WMM
Value: On, Off
Value: 256 ~ 2346
Default: 2346 (bytes)
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RTS Thresh
Packet size above which RTS/CTS is required on link —
Value: 0 ~ 2347
Default: 2347 (bytes)
LED
N/A
Tray Icon
Whether to enable the system tray icon or not —
Hide Passwords
Value: On, Off
Default: On
Whether to hide the passwords and other sensitive information, such as
WEP keys, in SCU as well as EAP authentication dialog boxes —
Value: On, Off
Default: Off
Admin Password
N/A
Auth Timeout (s)
Specifies how long it will wait for an EAP authentication request to succeed
or fail. If authentication credentials are specified in the active profile and
the authentication times out, then association will fail. If authentication
credentials are not specified in the active profile and the authentication
times out, then the user will be required to enter credentials again.
Certs path
Default: Depends on device
Value: 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024
Default: 32 (bytes)
The amount of time that elapses without a response before ping request is
considered a failure —
Ping Delay (ms)
Value: A valid directory path of up to 64 characters
The amount of data to be transmitted on a ping —
Ping Timeout (ms)
Default: 8 (seconds)
File path where the certificate for EAP authentication is stored
Ping Payload
Value: 3 ~ 60
Value: 0~ 30000
Default: 5000 (milliseconds)
The amount of time that elapses between successive ping requests —
Value: 0 ~ 7200000
Default: 1000 (milliseconds)
Note: SCU stores values in the registry. The purpose of “Custom” is to prevent SCU from
overriding a change to the registry that was made manually. Selecting “Custom”
has no real effect!
(1) If SCU displays a value of “Custom” for a global setting, then the operating
system registry has been edited to include a value that is not available for
selection on the Global window.
(2) If SCU displays a value other than “Custom” and you select the value of
“Custom” and tap [Commit], then SCU reverts to the value that is displayed before
you selected “Custom”.
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4.2.6 SUMMIT SYSTEM TRAY ICON
The Summit system tray icon provides a visual status for the radio and enables the user
to launch Summit Client Utility by double-tapping the icon. It is only available when all
of the following is true:
Icon
A Summit radio is present.
The power to the radio is turned on through Power Management.
Windows Zero Config (WZC) is NOT active.
The global setting of the SCU Tray Icon is turned ON (the default setting).
Indication
The radio is not associated or authenticated to an access point (AP).
The signal strength (RSSI) for the current AP (to which the radio is associated) is -80 dBm
or weaker.
The RSSI for the current AP is stronger than -80 dBm but not stronger than -60 dBm.
The RSSI for the current AP is stronger than -60 dBm but not stronger than -40 dBm.
The RSSI for the current AP is stronger than -40 dBm.
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USING BLUETOOTH
Bluetooth Manager lets you configure Bluetooth settings and use Bluetooth services
provided on the remote devices.
Warning:
Bluetooth connection is maintained even in suspend mode. In order to
prevent a cold boot after the battery is drained out, we suggest that you
keep a fresh battery for replacement or connect the mobile computer to an
external power.
IN THIS CHAPTER
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
Turn on Bluetooth Power.............................................
Search Devices..........................................................
Pair Devices ..............................................................
File Transfer..............................................................
Object Push ..............................................................
Serial Port Service .....................................................
Manage Local Services................................................
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5.1 TURN ON BLUETOOTH POWER
1) Go to Start | Programs | BTManager to open Bluetooth Manager.
2) It takes several seconds to enable Bluetooth services. The associated icon
will
appear on the taskbar. Meanwhile, the LED on the mobile computer will turn blue and
flash slowly.
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5.1.1 BLUETOOTH PROFILES SUPPORTED
Bluetooth Profiles Supported
Serial Port Profile
(SPP)
supports Server/Client
Object Push Profile
(OPP)
supports Server/Client
File Transfer Profile
(FTP)
supports Server/Client
Dial-Up Networking Profile
(DUN)
supports Client only
Personal Area Networking Profile
(PAN)
Human Interface Device Profile
(HID)
Headset Profile
(HSP)
Hands-Free Profile
(HFP)
supports keyboard and mouse without cursor
5.1.2 BLUETOOTH TOOLBAR
Buttons
Description
Tap this button to view Bluetooth devices discovered during this session.
If you tap the button for the first time, it will start the inquiry process to discover
nearby Bluetooth devices.
Tap this button to view Bluetooth services provided on 9300.
By default, File Transfer, Object Push and Serial Port Service are all made available,
and therefore, displayed along with a plug icon “
”.
To change properties of a service, tap and hold it to select [Change Local Path]
from the pop-up menu.
Local Path
Bluetooth Service on 9300
\Temp
File Transfer
\My Documents
Object Push
Tap this button to stop inquiring, disconnect a connection or unload a service.
Tap this button to refresh the device list.
Tap this button to restore the previous window.
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5.1.3 SET DISCOVERABLE
1) Tap the icon
to access the menu that allows you to choose to maximize the
window and select [Setting] to set your device discoverable.
2) Cancel the check box if you want to hide the mobile computer from other Bluetooth
devices.
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5.2 SEARCH DEVICES
1) Tap
to discover nearby Bluetooth devices.
2) Wait for a few seconds, and it will list the discovered devices.
3) If you do not see the device that you want to connect to, make sure it is set
discoverable.
Tap
to search again.
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5.3 PAIR DEVICES
5.3.1 IDENTIFY REMOTE DEVICE
From the device list, tap and hold the desired device to select [MAC address] from the
pop-up menu.
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5.3.2 PAIR
When authentication is enabled on the remote device, you will have to exchange a
passkey (= pair) with it before starting a connection.
1) From the device list, tap and hold the desired device to select [Pair] from the pop-up
menu.
2) Enter the PIN code that is specified on the remote device. (right above)
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3) Once paired successfully, the paired device will be displayed along with a lock icon
" ".
4) Double-tap the remote device to find out the available Bluetooth services.
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5) Tap and hold a desired Bluetooth service. Refer to the following sections:
5.4 File Transfer: Select [Open] from the pop-up menu
5.5 Object Push: Select [Push File] from the pop-up menu
5.6 Serial Port Service: Select [Connect] from the pop-up menu
6) Once the connection has been established, the connected service will be displayed
along with a plug icon " ". If File Transfer is selected, you can transfer files directly,
and this plug icon will not be displayed.
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5.3.3 UNPAIR
From the device list, tap and hold the desired device to select [Unpair] from the pop-up
menu.
Note: The mobile computer must be unpaired on the remote device as well. For
example, remove it from the device list on PC. (Both devices must be unpaired!)
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5.4 FILE TRANSFER
1) Tap and hold the File Transfer service.
2) Select [Open].
5.4.1 UPLOAD A FILE
3) Tap and hold anywhere blank to select [Put file] from the pop-up menu.
4) Choose the file you wish to upload to the remote device.
5) The mobile computer will start uploading the file to the remote device.
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5.4.2 DOWNLOAD A FILE
6) Tap and hold a desired file to select [Get file] from the pop-up menu. The mobile
computer will start downloading the file from the remote device.
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5.5 OBJECT PUSH
1) Tap and hold the Object Push service.
2) Select [Push file] to send a file.
3) Choose a file you wish to send.
4) The mobile computer will start sending the file.
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5.6 SERIAL PORT SERVICE
5.6.1 SERIAL PORT SERVICE
1) Tap and hold the Serial Port Service.
2) Select [Connect] (and COM 6 is in use).
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3) Once the connection has been established, the connected service will be displayed
along with a plug icon " ".
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5.6.2 BLUETOOTH ACTIVESYNC
For ActiveSync via Bluetooth, you must configure Bluetooth settings correctly on your
computer first.
1) Configure Bluetooth settings for your computer, such as “Turn discovery on”, adding
a COM port (Incoming), etc.
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2) Allow connections to the specified COM port in ActiveSync.
3) Connect the mobile computer to your computer.
4) On the mobile computer, tap and hold Serial Port Service to select [ActiveSync via
BT] from the pop-up menu.
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5.7 MANAGE LOCAL SERVICES
By default, File Transfer, Object Push and Serial Port Service are all made available, and
therefore, displayed along with a plug icon “ ”.
5.7.1 FILE TRANSFER
Change Local Path
You can change the FTP folder. Tap and hold it to select [Change Local Path] from the pop-up
menu.
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Unload/Load Service
You can unload or re-load the service. When unloaded, it becomes unavailable to a remote
device.
5.7.2 OBJECT PUSH
Change Local Path
You can change the exchange folder for Object Push. Tap and hold it to select [Change Local
Path] from the pop-up menu.
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Unload/Load Service
You can unload or re-load the service. When unloaded, it becomes unavailable to a remote
device.
5.7.3 SERIAL PORT SERVICE
Unload/Load Service
You can unload or re-load the service. When unloaded, it becomes unavailable to a remote
device.
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USING READER CONFIGURATION UTILITY
Reader Configuration Utility is the tool that lets you manage the barcode reader on
the mobile computer.
IN THIS CHAPTER
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4
6.5
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Barcode Reader Settings............................................. 99
Data Output .............................................................100
Notifications (for Good Read)......................................102
Symbology Settings ..................................................103
6.1 RUN READERCONFIG.EXE
1) Go to Start | Programs | ReaderConfig to open the Reader Configuration
Utility. The associated icon
will appear on the taskbar.
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2) Tap the icon
to access the menu that enables the reader installed in the mobile
computer. There will be a check mark in front of the reader if it is enabled.
3) To meet your application requirements, proceed to configure associated reader
settings as well as barcode settings.
Note: (1) The ReaderConfig.exe utility will automatically detect the reader module that is
installed in the mobile computer.
(2) If you wish to reload the default settings, delete the ReaderCfgINI.txt file in
DiskOnChip before launching the program, or tap [Restore Defaults] on the
General tab after launching the program.
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6.2 BARCODE READER SETTINGS
The barcode reader configurations depend on the scan engine installed. You can tell the
reader type and make necessary changes on the General tab.
Barcode Reader
Description
Laser Reader
If installed, tap the [Barcode Reader] button to configure the reader settings
for Laser scan engine.
2D Reader
Refer to the Reader Settings Table in Appendix II - Laser (SE955).
The 2D scan engine is capable of reading linear and 2D barcodes.
If installed, tap the [Barcode Reader] button to configure the reader settings
for 2D scan engine.
Refer to the Reader Settings Table in Appendix III - 2D Imager.
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6.3 DATA OUTPUT
Tap the [Data Output] button on the General tab to choose from the three options for
data output after decoding as well as configure associated settings.
Default
Data Output
Keyboard
Emulation
Data is emulated as typed text and sent to the active Window.
When “Local machine” is selected, simply run your
application or built-in program, such as WordPad, to start
with data collection.
When “RDP server” is selected, run the Remote Desktop
Connection program to connect to a remote computer.
Local machine
Note that this option is unable to emulate double bytes, such
as Big-5 or Unicode characters on the remote PC.
Windows
Message
When selected, a Windows message will be broadcasted after Disable
decoding.
Windows Event
Call Windows API (ReadMsgQueue) in your application to
retrieve the decoded data.
When selected, a Windows event will be broadcasted after Disable
decoding.
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Intercept the decode message in your application.
Intercept the decode event in your application.
Call Windows API (ReadMsgQueue) in your application to
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Note: (1) Refer to 9300 .NET or C/C++ Programming Guide for details on Windows
Message and Windows Event. Sample programs are provided by request.
(2) For the use of a different program rather than ReaderConfig.exe, a
dynamic-link library (DLL) file is provided.
Auto ENTER
This function can spare you the trouble of pressing the [Enter] Scan + ENTER
key on the mobile computer to confirm each scan. It will
automatically add an ENTER character in front or to the end of
one scan.
Auto ENTER
Character
None
Scan + ENTER
ENTER + Scan
*Auto ENTER must be enabled.
None
Carriage
Return
Carriage Return
Tab
Space
Comma
Semicolon
Prefix String
0~10 characters
NULL
Suffix String
0~10 characters
NULL
Display Code
Type
Select the check box to prefix the code type to barcode data after Disabled
decoding a barcode.
Display Code
Length
Select the check box to suffix the code length to barcode data Disabled
after decoding a barcode.
Field Delimiter
Decide whether or not to use a delimiter to separate data fields ‘ , ’ (comma)
after decoding a barcode —
Code type, barcode data, and code length if more than one
field is displayed
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6.4 NOTIFICATIONS (FOR GOOD READ)
Tap the [Notifications] button on the General tab to configure how you want to be
notified of a successful decoding.
Default
Sound / Vibration
Good Read via
speaker
Mute, or Sound 1~9
Sound 1
Good Read via
buzzer
Specify frequency and duration
0 (= Disable)
Good Read via
vibrator
0~5.0 (sec.)
Duration 0~255 (0.1 sec.); 0 = Disable the buzzer
0 (= Disable)
0 = Disable the vibrator
Good Read LED Select the check box to enable Good Read LED. The LED will Disable
become green to indicate a successful decoding.
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6.5 SYMBOLOGY SETTINGS
For barcode settings, tap the Symbologies tab.
Refer to Appendix I - Scan Engine Settings for the symbologies supported by a scan
engine.
Refer to the Symbology Settings Table in Appendix II - Laser (SE955).
Refer to the Symbology Settings Table in Appendix III - 2D Imager.
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MORE APPLICATIONS
9300 Mobile Computer provides several utilities and applications which are made
accessible from START | Programs.
Backup Utility lets you manipulate the way to backup programs and data.
Button Assignment Utility lets you assign a specific button as a hot key for
launching a program or performing a certain action.
Screen Control Utility lets you change the screen orientation.
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7.2 Button Assignment Utility...........................................112
7.3 Screen Control .........................................................115
7.1 BACKUP UTILITY
The CipherLab Backup Utility is provided to help you easily make copies of data and
restore your mobile computer's specific registry settings, install applications, user data,
etc. You may use the backups (.bkp) for these purposes:
Full Restore Operation
Backup all necessary files here (you don't have to select "Registry") so that you can
restore your mobile computer to an operational state following a disaster.
Partial Restore Operation
Backup a few specific files here so that you can restore small numbers of files after
you have deleted them by accident or found them corrupted.
Easy Cloning
Backup everything (including "Registry") necessary for cloning settings to other 9300
Mobile Computers.
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7.1.1 MANAGING THE REGISTRY
Go to Start | Programs | BackupUtility to open the CipherLab Backup Utility. If you
are using this backup utility for the first time, you must manually save the system
registry to the DiskOnChip folder first! Tap [Save] now to save the current system
registry to "\DiskOnChip\Sysbak\Registry.dat".
Warning:
As long as you make any changes to the system configurations and
settings, you must tap [Save] to update the system registry here.
Otherwise, it will reload the old registry values in use after a cold boot.
If you wish to reset the current system configurations and settings to defaults, tap
[Reset] to delete the current system registry "\DiskOnChip\Sysbak\Registry.dat". It will
then reload the default registry values after a cold boot.
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7.1.2 PREPARING FOR BACKUP
Tap the Backup tab and it will automatically start scanning the file system. Within a few
minutes, it will generate a list for the backup operation.
If the item "Registry" is not listed, it means no Registry.dat is found in
"\DiskOnChip\Sysbak\". Take necessary steps before you tap [Refresh] to refresh the list
of available items.
Registry - Go to the Registry tab and tap [Save].
Warning:
You may not be able to backup all data when programs are still running! It
is suggested that you exit all the applications before backup.
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7.1.3 BACKING UP FILES
1) Select the items you wish to backup, and tap [Backup].
2) Tap
if you need to save the backup to a different directory or file name (.bkp).
By default, it will save the selected items to the DiskOnChip folder by the current date
- the format of filename is "Backup_(4-digit year)(2-digit month)(2-digit date)".
3) Tap [Start] to pack all the selected items into one .bkp file.
4) Once the backup process is completed, tap [Report] to view the log file if necessary.
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5) Tap [OK] to close the current window.
Note: If you wish to backup files to this new directory or file name in future runs, you
must tap
on the toolbar to save the current settings and exit the application.
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7.1.4 USING BACKUPS FOR RESTORE
After the backup operation, tap the Restore tab and it will automatically start scanning
for any .bkp files. Specify how to use these backups for automatic or manual restore
operation.
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1
If a backup file has been selected for Auto Restore in your last operation, it will be
prefixed with an asterisk on the list.
File Manipulation
Tap [Refresh] to refresh the list of available backups. If a backup file is not desired
any more, select it and tap [Delete].
Auto Restore
Select a desired backup file from the list and tap [AutoRestore]. It will prefix an
asterisk to the selected file, indicating the specific file will be used in the restore
process that starts automatically right after a cold boot.
During Auto Restore, the slider position indicating the system storage space (Start |
Settings | Control Panel | System: Memory tab) will be automatically restored as
well.
Warning:
For the Auto Restore setting to take effect, you must tap
toolbar to save the current settings and exit the application.
on the
Manual Restore
Depending on specific requirements, you may perform a full or partial restore
manually.
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Full Restore Operation
1.
Select a desired backup file from the list.
2.
Tap [Restore].
3.
Tap [Start] to run the restore process.
4.
Once the restore process is completed, you will be asked to perform a warm boot. Tap
[No] if you wish to warm boot later. You may tap [Report] to view the log file if
necessary.
Partial Restore Operation
1.
Double-tap a desired backup file from the list.
2.
Select the desired items.
3.
Tap [Restore].
4.
Tap [Start] to run the restore process.
5.
Once the restore process is completed, you will be asked to perform a warm boot. Tap
[No] if you wish to warm boot later. You may tap [Report] to view the log file if
necessary.
Warning:
(1) You must perform a warm boot after the restore operation!
(2) You may encounter insufficient memory for the restore operation and
be asked to check memory space on the system (SDRAM), DiskOnChip or
SD/MMC/SDHC card. If you insist on restoring it without deleting files, data
loss or incomplete restore may occur.
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7.2 BUTTON ASSIGNMENT UTILITY
The CipherLab Button Assignment Utility allows the following keys to be re-defined to
another key or serve as a shortcut key for launching a specific program.
SCAN key
Side triggers on each side of the touch screen
START key
Ctrl key
Alt key
Note: By default, the two side triggers are programmed to serve as SCAN keys.
Go to Start | Programs | Buttons to open the CipherLab Button Assignment Utility.
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1
2
1) Tap the label of one of these keys.
For example, tap [L. Key] to configure the side trigger on the left; tap [Adv.] to set
special Ctrl and/or Alt key values.
2) You may assign one of the following key values to the left side trigger or have it serve
as a shortcut key to launch a specific program.
Enter
Scan
Esc
Delete
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Backspace
Space
Tab
F1 ~ F12
Start Menu
OEM_Key1 (0xE9)
OEM_Key2 (0xEA)
OEM_Key3 (0xEB)
OEM_Key4 (0xEC)
OEM_Key5 (0xED)
OEM_Key6 (0xEE)
OEM_Key7 (0xEF)
OEM_Key8 (0xF0)
OEM_Key9 (0xF1)
OEM_Key10 (0x2A)
3) Tap
for the change to take effect and save the current settings.
4) Tap [Adv.] to assign special Ctrl and/or Alt key values in the [Set Advanced Buttons]
screen. You may control key combinations from the “Set” and “To” drop-down menu.
Note: (1) This function is provided for users who want to use shortcut key combinations
with CTRL, ALT or both on 29-key 9300 only.
(2) Ctrl key value can only be set to Ctrl key command. And so do Alt and Ctrl+Alt
key values.
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5) You can set Ctrl, Alt or Ctrl+Alt keys combined with the following keys:
0~9
F1 ~ F12
For example, you may assign [Ctrl] key + number key [1] to act as shortcut key
CTRL+C and [Ctrl] key + number key [2] to act as CTRL+V. Then, you will able to
copy-and-past in applications like WordPad, as shown below.
In Alpha mode, press [Ctrl] key and number key [2] to select all. ( = CTRL+A)
In numeric mode, press [Ctrl] key and number key [1] to copy the selected area.
(= CTRL+C)
In numeric mode, press [Ctrl] key and number key [2] to paste it. (= CTRL+V)
6) Tap [Add] to confirm each assignment. Key values you added will be listed in the field
below. You can add eight key combinations at most. Tap [Del] or [Clear All] to
remove a selected key combination or all settings in the list when needed.
7) Tap
on the toolbar to exit the [Set Advanced Buttons] screen.
8) You may tap [Reset] to restore defaults.
9) Tap
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7.3 SCREEN CONTROL
Screen Control lets you change the orientation of the screen. Go to Start | Programs |
ScreenControl to open the Screen Control utility.
You can change the screen orientation from portrait at zero degrees (default) to 90,
180, and 270 degrees.
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SPECIFICATIONS
PLATFORM, PROCESSOR & MEMORY
Operating System & CPU
Windows Version
Microsoft Windows CE 6.0
CPU
Marvell PXA310 at 624 MHz
Memory
ROM
512 MB non-volatile NAND flash memory
RAM
256 MB on-board SDRAM memory
Expansion Slot
One SD/MMC card slot
Up to 32 GB, SDHC supported
COMMUNICATIONS & DATA CAPTURE
Communications
USB Host
USB 1.1 Specification
USB Client
USB 2.0 Specification
RS-232
Baud rates supported - 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, 115200, 230K,
460K and 921K
WPAN
Built-in module for Bluetooth version 2.0 + EDR Class 2 connectivity
WLAN
Built-in module for 802.11b/g networking
Wi-Fi certified Summit radio, also certified for Cisco Compatible
Extensions (CCX) version 4
Data Capture
Barcode Reader
Ordering options include
Laser (SE955)
2D Imager
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ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Batteries
Main Battery Pack
Rechargeable Li-ion battery – 3.7 V, 2700 mAh
Backup Battery
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery – 3.6 V, 15 mAh
Data retention for at least 30 minutes
Power Adapter
Power Supply Cord with
Universal Power Adaptor
Input
AC 100~240 V, 50/60 Hz
Output
DC 6 V, 3.5 A for 4-Slot Battery Charger
DC 5 V, 3 A for Charging & Comm. Cradle
Vehicle Charging Cable for
Vehicle Charger
Input
DC 12~24 V
Output
DC 5 V, 2 A
Working Time (Laser, one scan per 5 seconds)
Wi-Fi Mode with 50% backlight
10 hours (Wi-Fi in power-saving mode)
Normal mode (Wi-Fi off)
12 hours
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Color Touch Screen Display
Display
2.8” Transflective TFT-LCD, 65536 colors
Resolution
240 (W) x 320 (L) QVGA size
Keypad
Layout
29 keys for alphanumeric layout
Backlight
Ordering Option – 43-key layout
White LED backlight for display and keypad
Notifications
Status LED
Two Dual-color LEDs – Red / Green; Green / Blue
Audio
Integrated with one mono speaker (back) and buzzer (front)
Headset jack –
microphone input
Vibrator
2.5
mm
DIA
stereo
Bluetooth headset supported
0.45G
Enclosures
Materials
Plastic & metal
Dimensions
170 mm (L) 70 mm (W) 40 mm (H)
Weight
382 g / 13.5 oz. laser including battery
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earphone
jack
with
Specifications
ENVIRONMENTAL CHARACTERISTICS
Temperature
Operating
-10 °C to 50 °C
Storage
-20 °C to 60 °C
Humidity
Operating
10% to 90%, non-condensing
Storage
5% to 95%, non-condensing
Resistance
Impact Resistance
1.5 m, 5 drops per 6 sides
Tumble Test
1000 times at 100 cm
Splash/Dust Resistance
IP 64
Electrostatic Discharge
± 15 kV air discharge, ± 8 kV contact discharge
PROGRAMMING SUPPORT
Development Environment & Tools
Integrated Development
Environment
Visual Studio 2008
Software Development Kit
9300 SDK
Visual Studio 2005
System API (LIB and DLL) for system configuration
Reader API (DLL) for reader configuration
Software & Utilities
Cipherlab software package
Third-party software
Reader Configuration Utility
FORGE Application Generator
MIRROR Emulator (CipherNet) for VT100/220 or IBM 5250
emulation
STREAM Wireless Studio
MIRROR Browser for web application
SOTI MobiControl for remote device control
Naurtech CETerm – Terminal emulator (3270, 5250, VT) and
industrial web browser
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ACCESSORIES
Accessory Options
Protective Cover
Spare rechargeable battery pack
4-Slot Battery Charger
RS-232 charging & communication cable
USB host cable (for connecting external USB device)
Charging & Communication Cradle
Ethernet Cradle (10/100 BASE-T)
Vehicle Charger
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SCAN ENGINE SETTINGS
The Reader Configuration Utility (ReaderConfig.exe) allows configuring the following
reader types, depending on the module equipped on your mobile computer:
1D Laser (SE955)
2D Imager
Note: (1) You cannot have 1D+2D scan engines installed on the mobile computer
because they are both barcode readers!
(2) You can run only one utility or application at a time to control the reader. For
example, while running ReaderConfig.exe, you should not run FORGE Application
Generator, STREAM Wireless Studio, MIRROR Browser, or any other application
that uses ReaderDLL.
SYMBOLOGIES SUPPORTED
Varying by the scan engine installed, the supported symbologies are listed below. For
details on configuring associated settings, please refer to each Appendix separately.
Laser
2D
Codabar
Code 11
Code 93
Composite Code
MSI
Postal Codes
Code 128
Code 128
GS1-128 (EAN-128)
ISBT 128
Code 2 of 5
Industrial 25 (Discrete 25)
Interleaved 25
Matrix 25
Chinese 25
Code 3 of 9
Code 39
Trioptic Code 39
Italian Pharmacode (Code 32)
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EAN/UPC
EAN-8
EAN-13
Bookland EAN (ISBN)
UPC-E0
UPC-E1
UPC-A
GS1 DataBar (RSS)
GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional (RSS-14)
GS1 DataBar Truncated
GS1 DataBar Stacked
GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional
GS1 DataBar Limited (RSS Limited)
GS1 DataBar Expanded (RSS Expanded)
GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked
2D Symbologies
PDF417
MicroPDF417
Data Matrix
Maxicode
QR Code
MicroQR
Aztec
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LASER (SE955)
The tables below list reader settings as well as symbology settings for the Laser (SE955)
scan engine.
READER SETTINGS TABLE
Laser Engine
Description
Decode Time-out
Set the maximum time for decoding to continue during a 3 sec.
scan attempt.
Default
1~9 (second)
Redundancy Level
Level 1
Level 1
Following barcodes must be successfully read twice before being decoded:
Barcode Types
Code Length
Codabar
All
MSI
4 characters or less
Industrial 25 (Discrete 25)
8 characters or less
Interleaved 25
8 characters or less
Level 2
All barcodes must be successfully read twice before being decoded.
Level 3
All barcodes except for the following barcodes must be successfully read
twice before being decoded. Following barcodes must be read three times:
Barcode Types “Excluded”
Code Length
MSI
4 characters or less
Industrial 25 (Discrete 25)
8 characters or less
Interleaved 25
8 characters or less
Level 4
All barcodes must be successfully read three times before being decoded.
Scan Angle
Select the scan angle for Long Range Laser scan engine.
“narrow” for 35°
“wide” for 47°
Scan Mode
Continuous Mode
Laser mode
Non-stop scanning
Laser Mode
Wide
To decode the same barcode repeatedly, move away the scan beam
and target it at the barcode for each scanning.
Hold down the scan trigger to start with scanning.
The scanning won’t stop until (a) a barcode is read, (b) the preset
timeout expires, or (c) you release the trigger.
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Timeout between
same symbols
When in Continuous mode, set the minimum time that 1.0 sec.
must elapse before the scan engine decodes a second
barcode, which is identical to the one that has just been
decoded. This reduces the risk of accidentally scanning the
same barcode twice.
0.0~9.9 (second)
SYMBOLOGY SETTINGS TABLE
Laser Engine
Description
Code 11
Verify Check digit
Enable
Decide whether to verify the check digit. If the check digit No
is incorrect, the barcode will not be accepted.
Transmit Check Digit
Select Length
No verification
One Check Digit
Two Check Digits
Decide whether to include the check digit in the data being No
transmitted.
"Verify Check Digit" must be enabled.
One or two fixed lengths
Enable
When applied, the CLSI editing strips the start/stop No
characters and inserts a space after the first, fifth, and
tenth characters of a 14-character Codabar barcode.
NOTIS Editing
Select Length
4~55
Range (1~55)
Codabar
CLSI Editing
Default
The 14-character barcode length does not include
start/stop characters.
Decide whether to include the start/stop characters in the No
data being transmitted.
NOTIS Editing is to strip the start/stop characters, i.e.
to disable "Transmit Start/Stop Characters".
One or two fixed lengths
4~55
Range (1~55)
Code 128
Enable
Code 128
Read standard Code 128 barcodes (= without leading Enable
FNC1 character).
GS1-128
(UCC/EAN-128)
Read GS1-128 barcodes with leading FNC1 character.
Enable
ISBT 128
Read ISBT 128 barcodes.
Enable
Industrial 25 (Discrete 25)
Select Length
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One or two fixed lengths
Range (1~55)
Enable
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Interleaved 25
Convert to EAN-13
Verify Check Digit
Enable
Convert a 14-character barcode into EAN-13
following requirements are met:
if
the No
The barcode must have a leading 0 and a valid EAN-13
check digit.
“Verify Check Digit” must be disabled.
Decide whether to verify the check digit. If desired, select No
one of the algorithms below. If the check digit is incorrect,
the barcode will not be accepted.
No
USS algorithm
OPCC algorithm
Transmit Check Digit
Decide whether to include the check digit in the data being No
transmitted.
Select Length
One or two fixed lengths
4~55
Range (1~55)
Chinese 25
Enable
Code 39
Enable
Convert to Code 32
Convert to Italian Pharmacode.
No
Code 32 Prefix
Prefix character "A" to Code 32 barcodes.
No
Verify Check Digit
Decide whether to verify the check digit. If the check digit No
is incorrect, the barcode will not be accepted.
Transmit Check Digit
Decide whether to include the check digit in the data being No
transmitted.
"Verify Check Digit" must be enabled.
Code 39 Full ASCII
Code 39 Full ASCII includes all the alphanumeric and Disable
special characters.
Trioptic Code 39
Decide whether to decode Trioptic Code 39.
Select Length
Trioptic Code 39 is a variant of Code 39 used in the
marking of computer tape cartridges. It always
contains six characters.
One or two fixed lengths
MSI
Verify Check Digit
4~55
Range (1~55)
Code 93
Select Length
Disable
Enable
One or two fixed lengths
4~55
Range (1~55)
Enable
If Two Check Digits option is selected, an additional Single Modulo
verification is required to ensure integrity. Select one of 10
the algorithms below. If the check digit is incorrect, the
barcode will not be accepted.
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Check Digit
Algorithm
One Check Digit
Single Modulo 10
Two Check Digits
Mod 10/Mod 11
Mod 10/Mod 10
Transmit Check Digit
Decide whether to include the check digit in the data being No
transmitted.
Select Length
One or two fixed lengths
Range (1~55)
GS1 DataBar (RSS)
GS1 Databar-14
4~55
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GS1 DataBar-14 is short for GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional. Enable
This group consists of (1) GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional,
(2) GS1 DataBar Truncated, (3) GS1 DataBar Stacked, and
(4) GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional.
GS1 Databar Limited
Enable
GS1 Databar Expanded This group consists of (1) GS1 DataBar Expanded, and (2) Enable
GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked.
Convert
UPC/EAN
RSS
to "Convert to UPC/EAN" only applies to GS1 Databar-14 and No
GS1 Databar Limited barcodes not decoded as part of a
Composite barcode.
Convert to EAN-13
Strip the leading "010" from barcodes.
"01" is the Application ID and must be followed by a
single zero (the first digit encoded)
Convert to UPC-A
Strip the leading "0100" from barcodes.
"01" is the Application ID and must be followed by
two or more zeros (but not six zeros)
EAN-8
Enable
Convert to EAN-13
The EAN-8 barcode will be expanded into EAN-13, and the No
next processing will follow the settings configured for
EAN-13.
Addon 2 / Addon 5
Refer to UPC/EAN Addon setting.
EAN-13
Enable
Bookland EAN (ISBN)
The EAN-13 barcode starting with 978 will be converted to Yes
ISBN.
Addon 2 / Addon 5
Refer to UPC/EAN Addon setting.
UPC-A
Enable
Transmit Check Digit
Decide whether to include the UPC-A check digit in the Yes
data being transmitted.
Transmit Preamble
Decide whether to include the UPC-A preamble System System
Number (and Country Code) in the data being transmitted. Number
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Addon 2 / Addon 5
Refer to UPC/EAN Addon setting.
UPC-E0
Enable
Transmit Check Digit
Decide whether to include the UPC-E0 check digit in the Yes
data being transmitted.
Transmit Preamble
Decide whether to include the UPC-E0 preamble System System
Number (and Country Code) in the data being transmitted. Number
Addon 2 / Addon 5
Refer to UPC/EAN Addon setting.
Convert to UPC-A
The UPC-E0 barcode will be expanded into UPC-A, and the No
next processing will follow the settings configured for
UPC-A.
UPC-E1
Disable
Transmit Check Digit
Decide whether to include the UPC-E1 check digit in the Yes
data being transmitted.
Transmit Preamble
Decide whether to include the UPC-E1 preamble System System
Number (and Country Code) in the data being transmitted. Number
Addon 2 / Addon 5
Refer to UPC/EAN Addon setting.
Convert to UPC-A
The UPC-E1 barcode will be expanded into UPC-A, and the No
next processing will follow the settings configured for
UPC-A.
UCC Coupon Extended Code
Disable
Read UPC-A barcodes starting with digit "5", EAN-13 barcodes starting with digits "99", and
UPC-A/GS1-128 Coupon Codes.
UPC-A, EAN-13, and GS1-128 must be enabled first!
Use “Addon Redundancy” to control auto-discrimination of the GS1-128 (right half) of a coupon
code.
UPC/EAN Addon
Addon 2 / Addon 5
--Decide whether to decode
UPC-E1, UPC-A with addons.
Addon Redundancy
EAN-8,
EAN-13,
UPC-E0, Ignore…
Ignore Addons
Decode Only With Addons
Auto-discriminate
When “Auto-discriminate” is applied, decide the number of 7 times
times (2~30) of supplementary decoding the same
barcode that makes a valid reading.
UPC/EAN Security Level
Level 2
Decide the decode security for UPC/EAN barcodes. Higher security levels are selected for
decreasing levels of barcode quality. Note that increasing security level decreases the scan engine’s
aggressiveness; choose only that level of security necessary for the application.
Level 0 – Select this option for the scan engine to operate in its most aggressive state,
providing sufficient security in decoding most “in-spec” UPC/EAN barcodes.
Level 1 – As barcode quality level diminish, certain characters become prone to mis-decodes
before others (i.e. 1, 2, 7, 8). Select this option for the scan engine to eliminate mis-decodes,
which are limited to characters 1, 2, 7 and 8.
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Level 2 – This default setting allows the scan engine to eliminate most mis-decodes when the
poorly printed barcodes occurrence not limited to characters 1, 2, 7 and 8.
Level 3 – Select this option if Level 2 still fails to eliminate mis-decodes. However, selecting
this option impairs the decoding ability of the scan engine. If this level of security is necessary,
try to improve the barcode quality.
MISCELLANEOUS
Laser Engine
Description
Default
Miscellaneous Options
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Decide whether to include AIM Code ID in the beginning of Disable
data. Each AIM Code ID contains the three-character string
“]cm” –
Transmit Code ID
] = Flag Character (ASCII 93)
c = Code Character (see below)
m = Modifier Character (see below)
AIM CODE ID – CODE CHARACTERS
Code Character
Code Type
A
Code 39
C
Code 128
E
UPC/EAN
F
Codabar
G
Code 93
H
Code 11
I
Interleaved 25
M
MSI
S
Industrial 25 (Discrete 25), IATA 2 of 5
X
Code 39 Trioptic, Bookland EAN
AIM CODE ID – MODIFIER CHARACTERS
Code Type
Option Value
Option
Code 39
0
No check character or Full ASCII processing.
1
Check digit has been verified.
3
Check digit has been verified and stripped.
4
Full ASCII conversion has been performed.
5
Result of option values 1 and 4.
7
Result of option values 3 and 4.
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Code 128
0
Standard data packet. No Function Code 1“FNC1” in the first
character position.
1
Function Code 1“FNC1” in the first character position.
2
Function Code 1“FNC1” in the second character position.
0
No check digit processing.
1
Check digit has been verified.
3
Check digit has been verified and stripped.
Codabar
0
No check digit processing.
Code 93
0
Always transmit 0.
MSI
0
Modulo 10 check digit verified and transmitted.
1
Modulo 10 check digit verified but not transmitted.
Industrial 25
(Discrete 25)
0
Always transmit 0.
UPC/EAN
0
Standard data packet in full EAN country code format, which
is 13 digits for UPC-A and UPC-E (not including addons).
1
Two-digit addons only.
2
Five-digit addons only.
4
EAN-8 data packet.
Interleaved 25
A UPC-A with Addon 2 barcode, 012345678905-10, is transmitted to the host
as a 21-character string, ]E00012345678905]E110.
Bookland EAN
0
Always transmit 0.
Trioptic Code 39
0
Always transmit 0.
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2D IMAGER
READER SETTINGS TABLE
The tables below list reader settings as well as symbology settings for the 2D scan
engine.
2D Engine
Description
Decode Time-out
Set the maximum time for decoding to continue during a 3 sec.
scan attempt.
Decode Illumination
1~9 (second)
Decide whether to flash illumination on every barcode On
capture to aid decoding.
Aiming Pattern
Default
Turn On (Internal LED )
Turn Off
Decide whether to project the aiming pattern during On
barcode capture.
Turn On
Turn Off
Redundancy Level
Level 1
Level 1
The following barcodes must be successfully read twice before being
decoded:
Barcode Types
Code Length
Codabar
8 characters or less
MSI
4 characters or less
Industrial 25 (Discrete 25)
8 characters or less
Interleaved 25
8 characters or less
Level 2
All barcodes must be successfully read twice before being decoded.
Level 3
All barcodes except for the following barcodes must be successfully read
twice before being decoded.
The following barcodes must be read three times:
Barcode Types “Excluded”
Code Length
Codabar
8 characters or less
MSI
4 characters or less
Industrial 25 (Discrete 25)
8 characters or less
Interleaved 25
8 characters or less
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Level 4
All barcodes must be successfully read three times before being decoded.
Security Level
Select a decode security level appropriate for the barcode Level 0
quality when reading delta barcodes such as Code 128,
Code 93, UPC/EAN.
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Security Level 0 – This default setting allows the scan
engine to operate in its most aggressive state,
providing sufficient security in decoding most “in-spec”
barcodes.
Security Level 1 – Select this option if misdecodes
occur. This level should eliminate most misdecodes.
Security Level 2 – Select this option if Security Level 1
fails to eliminate misdecodes.
Security Level 3 – Select this option if Security Level 2
also fails to eliminate misdecodes. However, selecting
this option impairs the decoding ability of the scan
engine. If this level of security is necessary, try to
improve the barcode quality.
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SYMBOLOGY SETTINGS TABLE
1D SYMBOLOGIES
2D Engine
Description
Codabar
Enable
When applied, the CLSI editing strips the start/stop No
characters and inserts a space after the first, fifth, and
tenth characters of a 14-character Codabar barcode.
CLSI Editing
The 14-character barcode length does not include
start/stop characters.
Decide whether to include the start/stop characters in the No
data being transmitted.
NOTIS Editing
Select Length
Intercharacter
Size
Default
NOTIS Editing is to strip the start/stop characters,
which equals to “Disable Transmit Start/Stop
Characters".
One or two fixed lengths
4~55
Range (1~55)
Gap The Code 39 and Codabar symbologies have an Normal
intercharacter gap that is typically quite small. Due to
various barcode printing technologies, this gap can grow
larger than the maximum size allowed, preventing the
scan engine from decoding a barcode. If this problem
occurs, set it to “Large Intercharacter Gaps” to tolerate
these out-of-specification barcodes.
Normal intercharacter gaps
Large intercharacter gaps
Code 128
---
Code 128
Read standard Code 128 barcodes (= without leading Enable
FNC1 character).
GS1-128
(UCC/EAN-128)
Read GS1-128 barcodes with leading FNC1 character.
Enable
ISBT 128
Read ISBT 128 barcodes.
Enable
ISBT Concatenation
Decide whether to decode and concatenate pairs of ISBT Disable
barcodes.
Disable
Auto-discriminate – When this option is selected, the
scanner decodes and concatenates pairs of ISBT
barcodes immediately. If only a single ISBT barcode is
present, the scanner must decode 10 times before
transmitting its data to confirm that there is no
additional ISBT barcode.
Enable – When this option is selected, there must be
two ISBT barcodes for the scanner to decode and
perform concatenation.
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ISBT
Concatenation When
“Auto-discriminate”
is
applied,
Redundancy
concatenation redundancy (2~20 times).
decide
the 10 times
Industrial 25 (Discrete 25)
Select Length
Enable
One or two fixed lengths
4~55
Range (1~55)
Interleaved 25
Convert to EAN-13
Verify Check Digit
Enable
Convert a 14-character barcode into EAN-13
following requirements are met:
if
the No
The barcode must have a leading 0 and a valid EAN-13
check digit.
“Verify Check Digit” must be disabled.
Decide whether to verify the check digit. If desired, select No
one of the algorithms below. If the check digit is incorrect,
the barcode will not be accepted.
No
USS algorithm
OPCC algorithm
Transmit Check Digit
Decide whether to include the check digit in the data being No
transmitted.
Select Length
One or two fixed lengths
4~55
Range (1~55)
Matrix 25
Enable
Redundancy
Decide whether to enable decode redundancy.
Verify Check Digit
Decide whether to verify the check digit. If the check digit No
is incorrect, the barcode will not be accepted.
Transmit Check Digit
Decide whether to include the check digit in the data being No
transmitted.
Select Length
One or two fixed lengths
Disable
4~55
Range (1~55)
Chinese 25
Enable
Code 39
Enable
Convert to Code 32
Convert to Italian Pharmacode.
No
Code 32 Prefix
Prefix character "A" to Code 32 barcodes.
No
Verify Check Digit
Decide whether to verify the check digit. If the check digit No
is incorrect, the barcode will not be accepted.
Transmit Check Digit
Decide whether to include the check digit in the data being No
transmitted.
Code 39 Full ASCII
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"Verify Check Digit" must be enabled.
Code 39 Full ASCII includes all the alphanumeric and Disable
special characters.
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Trioptic Code 39
Decide whether to decode Trioptic Code 39.
Select Length
Intercharacter
Size
Trioptic Code 39 is a variant of Code 39 used in the
marking of computer tape cartridges. It always
contains six characters.
One or two fixed lengths
Disable
4~55
Range (1~55)
Gap The Code 39 and Codabar symbologies have an Normal
intercharacter gap that is typically quite small. Due to
various barcode printing technologies, this gap can grow
larger than the maximum size allowed, preventing the
scan engine from decoding a barcode. If this problem
occurs, set it to “Large Intercharacter Gaps” to tolerate
these out-of-specification barcodes.
Normal intercharacter gaps
Large intercharacter gaps
Code 93
Select Length
Enable
One or two fixed lengths
4~55
Range (1~55)
MSI
Verify Check Digit
Enable
If Two Check Digits option is selected, an additional Single Modulo
verification is required to ensure integrity. Select one of 10
the algorithms below. If the check digit is incorrect, the
barcode will not be accepted.
Check Digit
Algorithm
One Check Digit
Single Modulo 10
Two Check Digits
Mod 10/Mod 11
Mod 10/Mod 10
Transmit Check Digit
Decide whether to include the check digit in the data being No
transmitted.
Select Length
GS1 DataBar (RSS)
GS1 Databar-14
GS1 Databar Limited
One or two fixed lengths
4~55
Range (1~55)
---
GS1 DataBar-14 is short for GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional. Enable
This group consists of (1) GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional,
(2) GS1 DataBar Truncated, (3) GS1 DataBar Stacked, and
(4) GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional.
Enable
GS1 Databar Expanded This group consists of (1) GS1 DataBar Expanded, and (2) Enable
GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked.
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Convert RSS to
UPC/EAN
"Convert to UPC/EAN" only applies to GS1 Databar-14 and No
GS1 Databar Limited barcodes not decoded as part of a
Composite barcode.
Convert to EAN-13
Strip the leading "010" from barcodes.
"01" is the Application ID and must be followed by a
single zero (the first digit encoded)
Convert to UPC-A
Strip the leading "0100" from barcodes.
"01" is the Application ID and must be followed by
two or more zeros (but not six zeros)
EAN-8
Enable
Convert to EAN-13
The EAN-8 barcode will be expanded into EAN-13, and the No
next processing will follow the settings configured for
EAN-13.
Addon 2 / Addon 5
Refer to UPC/EAN Addon setting.
EAN-13
Enable
Bookland EAN (ISBN)
The EAN-13 barcode starting with 978 will be converted to Yes
ISBN.
Addon 2 / Addon 5
Refer to UPC/EAN Addon setting.
UPC-A
Enable
Transmit Check Digit
Decide whether to include the UPC-A check digit in the Yes
data being transmitted.
Transmit Preamble
Decide whether to include the UPC-A preamble System System
Number (and Country Code) in the data being transmitted. Number
Addon 2 / Addon 5
Refer to UPC/EAN Addon setting.
UPC-E0
Enable
Transmit Check Digit
Decide whether to include the UPC-E0 check digit in the Yes
data being transmitted.
Transmit Preamble
Decide whether to include the UPC-E0 preamble System System
Number (and Country Code) in the data being transmitted. Number
Addon 2 / Addon 5
Refer to UPC/EAN Addon setting.
Convert to UPC-A
The UPC-E0 barcode will be expanded into UPC-A, and the No
next processing will follow the settings configured for
UPC-A.
UPC-E1
Disable
Transmit Check Digit
Decide whether to include the UPC-E1 check digit in the Yes
data being transmitted.
Transmit Preamble
Decide whether to include the UPC-E1 preamble System System
Number (and Country Code) in the data being transmitted. Number
Addon 2 / Addon 5
Refer to UPC/EAN Addon setting.
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Convert to UPC-A
The UPC-E1 barcode will be expanded into UPC-A, and the No
next processing will follow the settings configured for
UPC-A.
UCC Coupon Extended Code
Disable
Read UPC-A barcodes starting with digit "5", EAN-13 barcodes starting with digits "99", and
UPC-A/GS1-128 Coupon Codes.
UPC-A, EAN-13, and GS1-128 must be enabled first!
Use “Addon Redundancy” to control auto-discrimination of the GS1-128 (right half) of a coupon
code.
UPC/EAN Addon
Addon 2 / Addon 5
--Decide whether to decode
UPC-E1, UPC-A with addons.
Addon Redundancy
EAN-8,
EAN-13,
Ignore Addons
Decode Only With Addons
Auto-discriminate
When "Auto-discriminate" is applied, decide the number of 10 times
times of supplementary decoding for the same barcode to
make a valid reading.
Code 11
Verify Check Digit
Enable
Decide whether to verify the check digit. If the check digit No
is incorrect, the barcode will not be accepted.
Transmit Check Digit
Select Length
UPC-E0, Ignore...
No verification
One Check Digit
Two Check Digits
Decide whether to include the check digit in the data being No
transmitted.
"Verify Check Digit" must be enabled.
One or two fixed lengths
4~55
Range (1~55)
Postal Codes
---
US Postnet
Enable
US Planet
Enable
Transmit US Postal
Check Digit
US Postnet or US Planet must be enabled first!
UK Postal
Transmit UK Postal
Check Digit
Enable
Enable
UK Postal must be enabled first!
Enable
Japan Postal
Enable
Australian Postal
Enable
Dutch Postal
Enable
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Composite Codes
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Composite CC-C
Enable
Composite CC-A/B
Disable
Composite TLC-39
Disable
GS1-128 Emulation
Mode for UCC/EAN
Composite Codes
Transmit UCC/EAN Composite Code data as if it was Disable
encoded in GS1-128 barcodes.
UPC Composite Mode
UPC barcodes can be "linked" with a 2D barcode during UPC
Always
transmission as if they were one barcode.
Linked
UPC Never Linked
Transmit UPC barcodes regardless of whether a 2D
barcode is detected.
UPC Always Linked
Transmit UPC barcodes and the 2D portion. If the 2D
portion is not detected, the UPC barcode will not be
transmitted.
CC-A/B or CC-C must be enabled!
Auto-discriminate UPC Composites
Transmit UPC barcodes as well as the 2D portion if
present.
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2D SYMBOLOGIES
2D Engine
Description
Default
2D Symbologies
---
PDF417
Enable
MicroPDF417
Disable
MicroPDF417 Code 128 Transmit data from certain MicroPDF417 barcodes as if it Disable
Emulation
was encoded in Code 128 barcodes.
Transmit AIM Code Identifier
Options must be enabled first!
in
Miscellaneous
When applied, the MicroPDF417 barcodes are transmitted
with one of these prefixes:
The first codeword of MicroPDF417 is 903-907, 912, 914,
915:
The original Code ID "]L3" will be changed to "]C1".
The first codeword of MicroPDF417 is 908 or 909:
The original Code ID "]L4" will be changed to "]C2".
The first codeword of MicroPDF417 is 910 or 911:
The original Code ID "]L5" will be changed to "]C0".
Data Matrix
Data Matrix Inverse
Enable
Decide whether to decode Data Matrix Inverse.
Regular Only
Regular Only
Decode regular Data Matrix barcodes only.
Inverse Only
Decode inverse Data Matrix barcodes only.
Autodetect
Decode both regular and inverse Data Matrix barcodes.
Maxicode
Enable
QR Code
Enable
QR Code Inverse
Decide whether to decode QR Code Inverse.
Regular Only
Regular Only
Decode regular QR Code only.
Inverse Only
Decode inverse QR Code only.
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Autodetect
Decode both regular and inverse QR Code.
MicroQR
Enable
Aztec
Enable
Aztec Inverse
Decide whether to decode Aztec Inverse.
Regular Only
Regular Only
Decode regular Aztec barcodes only.
Inverse Only
Decode inverse Aztec barcodes only.
Autodetect
Decode both regular and inverse Aztec barcodes.
2D Symbologies - Macro PDF
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Macro PDF is a special feature for concatenating multiple PDF barcodes into one file, known as
Macro PDF417 or Macro MicroPDF417.
Transmit/Decode Mode Decide how to handle Macro PDF decoding.
Passthrough
All Symbols
Buffer All Symbols / Transmit Macro PDF When Complete
Transmit all decoded data from an entire Macro PDF
sequence only when the entire sequence is scanned and
decoded. If the decoded data exceeds the limit of 50
symbols, no transmission because the entire sequence
was not scanned!
Transmit Any Symbol in Set / No Particular Order
Transmit data from each Macro PDF symbol as decoded,
regardless of the sequence.
Passthrough All Symbols
Transmit and decode all Macro PDF symbols and
perform no processing. In this mode, the host is
responsible for detecting and parsing the Macro PDF
sequences.
ESC Characters
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When enabled, it uses the backslash "\" as an Escape None
character for systems that can process transmissions
containing special data sequences. It will format special
data according to the Global Label Identifier (GLI)
protocol, which only affects the data portion of a Macro
PDF symbol transmission. The Control Header, if enabled,
is always sent with GLI formatting.
Appendix III 2D Imager
Note: When printing barcodes, keep each Macro PDF sequence separate, as each has a
unique identifier. Do not mix barcodes from several Macro PDF sequences, even if
they encode the same data. When you scan Macro PDF sequences, scan the entire
Macro PDF sequence without interruption!
IMAGE CAPTURE & MISCELLANEOUS
2D Engine
Description
Default
Image Capture
Disable
Image Capture
Illumination
Decide whether to flash illumination on every image On
capture to aid decoding.
Turn On (Internal LED )
Turn Off
Image Capture
Autoexposure
Decide whether to manually specify the exposure time On
(only recommended for advanced users with difficult image
capture situations).
Exposure Time
Only applies
disabled.
when
Image
Capture
Autoexposure
is 1 ms
Exposure Time controls the amount of time the CCD is
allowed to collect light, much like the shutter speed for
a camera. Generally, the brighter the environment, the
lower the exposure time. Increasing the exposure time
past 20 ms in a handheld application increases the risk
of blurring the image due to hand jitter.
Set the manual exposure time in the range of 1ms,
10ms, 20ms, 30ms, 40ms, 50ms, 60ms, 70ms, 80ms,
90ms, 100ms.
Snapshot Aiming
Pattern
Decide whether to project the aiming pattern while On
capturing an image.
Image Resolution
Decide how to alter image resolution before compression. 752×480
Multiple pixels are combined to one pixel, resulting in a
smaller image containing the original content with reduced
resolution.
Image Format
for
376×240 (Half resolution)
188×120 (= 1/4 resolution)
Decide in which file format the image is saved.
Optimized
Quality
752×480 (Full resolution)
JPEG file format
BMP file format
JPEG Decide whether JPEG images are optimized for quality.
Select JPEG Quality
JPEG
Enable
Cancel the check box so that JPEG images are
optimized for size.
Set a value from 5 to 100, where “100” represents the 65
highest quality image.
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Select JPEG Size
Set a value from 5 to 150, which represents the file size in 40
multiples of 1024 bytes (1K). For example, setting this
value to 8 permits the file size to be as large as 8192
bytes.
Bits per Pixel
Select the number of significant bits per pixel (BPP) to use 8
when capturing an image.
1 bit per pixel (for black and white images)
4 BPP (to assign 1 of 16 levels of grey to each pixel)
8 BPP (to assign 1 of 256 levels of grey to each pixel)
Note: (1) For JPEG files, these BPP settings are ignored for it always uses 8 bits per pixel!
(2) When the image capture feature is enabled, press the [SCAN] button and it will
capture an image instead of reading a barcode.
Miscellaneous Options
Transmit Code ID
Decide whether to include AIM Code ID in the beginning of Disable
data. Each AIM Code ID contains the three-character string
“]cm” –
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] = Flag Character (ASCII 93)
c = Code Character (see below)
m = Modifier Character (see below)
Appendix III 2D Imager
AIM CODE ID – CODE CHARACTERS
Code Character
Code Type
A
Code 39, Code 39 Full ASCII, Code 32
C
Code 128, Coupon (Code 128 portion)
d
Data Matrix
E
UPC/EAN, Coupon (UPC portion)
e
GS1 DataBar (RSS)
F
Codabar
G
Code 93
H
Code 11
I
Interleaved 25
L
PDF417, Macro PDF417, Micro PDF417
M
MSI
Q
QR Code
S
Industrial 25 (Discrete 25), IATA 2 of 5
U
Maxicode
X
Code 39 Trioptic, Bookland EAN, US Postnet, US Planet, UK Postal, Japan
Postal, Australian Postal, Dutch Postal
AIM CODE ID – MODIFIER CHARACTERS
Code Type
Option Value
Option
Code 39
0
No check character or Full ASCII processing.
1
Check digit has been verified.
3
Check digit has been verified and stripped.
4
Full ASCII conversion has been performed.
5
Result of option values 1 and 4.
7
Result of option values 3 and 4.
0
Standard data packet. No Function Code 1“FNC1” in the first
character position.
1
Function Code 1“FNC1” in the first character position.
2
Function Code 1“FNC1” in the second character position.
0
No check digit processing.
1
Check digit has been verified.
3
Check digit has been verified and stripped.
Codabar
0
No check digit processing.
Code 93
0
Always transmit 0.
Code 128
Interleaved 25
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MSI
0
Modulo 10 check digit verified and transmitted.
1
Modulo 10 check digit verified but not transmitted.
Industrial 25
(Discrete 25)
0
Always transmit 0.
UPC/EAN
0
Standard data packet in full EAN country code format, which
is 13 digits for UPC-A and UPC-E (not including addons).
3
Standard data packet with two-digit or five-digit addons.
4
EAN-8 data packet.
A UPC-A with Addon 2 barcode, 012345678905-10, is transmitted to the host
as a 18-character string, ]E3001234567890510.
Bookland EAN
0
Always transmit 0.
Trioptic Code 39
0
Always transmit 0.
Code 11
0
Single check digit (has been verified.)
1
Two check digits (has been verified.)
3
Check digit has been verified but not transmitted.
0
Always transmit 0.
GS1 DataBar
(RSS)
RSS-14 and RSS Limited will be transmitted with an Application Identifier
“01”. For example, an RSS-14 barcode, 10012345678902, is transmitted as
]e00110012345678902.
Note: In GS1-128 emulation mode, RSS is transmitted using Code 128 rules (= “]C1”).
EAN.UCC
Composites (RSS,
GS1-128,
2D
portion
of
UPC
composite)
Native mode transmission
0
Standard data packet
1
Data packet containing the data following an encoded
symbol separator character.
2
Data packet containing the data following an escape
mechanism character. The data packet does not support the
ECI protocol.
3
Data packet containing the data following an escape
mechanism character. The data packet supports the ECI
protocol.
GS1-128 emulation
1
Data packet is a GS1-128 barcode (= data is preceded with
“]JC1”).
Note: UPC portion of composite is transmitted using UPC rules.
PDF417,
Micro PDF417
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0
Scan engine is set to conform to protocol defined in 1994
PDF417 symbology specifications.
When this option is transmitted, the receiver cannot
reliably determine whether ECIs have been invoked or
whether data byte 92DEC has been doubled in
transmission.
Appendix III 2D Imager
1
Scan engine is set to follow the ECI protocol (Extended
Channel Interpretation). All data characters 92DEC are
doubled.
2
Scan engine is set for Basic Channel operation (no escape
character transmission protocol). Data characters 92DEC are
not doubled.
When decoders are set to this mode, unbuffered Macro
symbols and symbols requiring the decoder to convey
ECI escape sequences cannot be transmitted.
3
The barcode contains a GS1-128 symbol, and the first
codeword is 903-907, 912, 914, 915.
4
The barcode contains a GS1-128 symbol, and the first
codeword is in the range 908-909.
5
The barcode contains a GS1-128 symbol, and the first
codeword is in the range 910-911.
A PDF417 barcode, ABCD, with no transmission protocol enabled, is
transmitted as ]L2ABCD.
Data Matrix
Maxicode
QR Code
0
ECC 000-140, not supported.
1
ECC 200.
2
ECC 200, FNC1 in first or fifth position.
3
ECC 200, FNC1 in second or sixth position.
4
ECC 200, ECI protocol implemented.
5
ECC 200, FNC1 in first or fifth position, ECI protocol
implemented.
6
ECC 200, FNC1 in second or sixth position, ECI protocol
implemented.
0
Mode 4 or 5
1
Mode 2 or 3
2
Mode 4 or 5, ECI protocol implemented.
3
Mode 2 or 3, ECI protocol implemented in secondary
message.
0
Model 1
1
Model 2, ECI protocol not implemented.
2
Model 2, ECI protocol implemented.
3
Model 2, ECI protocol not implemented, FNC1 implied in first
position.
4
Model 2, ECI protocol implemented, FNC1 implied in first
position.
5
Model 2, ECI protocol not implemented, FNC1 implied in
second position.
6
Model 2, ECI protocol implemented, FNC1 implied in second
position
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KEY REFERENCE TABLES
29-KEY KEYPAD
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USE OF ALPHA (α) / FUNCTION (fn)
Key
Alpha
key
pressed
once
Alpha
key
pressed
twice
Key
Function
key pressed
once
Function
key pressed
twice
1
@;:
@;:
1
F1
1
2
abc
ABC
2
F2
2
3
def
DEF
3
F3
3
4
ghi
GHI
4
F4
4
5
jkl
JKL
5
F5
5
6
mno
MNO
6
F6
6
7
pqrs
PQRS
7
F7
7
8
tuv
TUV
8
F8
8
9
wxyz
WXYZ
9
F9
9
0
/*
/*
0
F11
0
-
+$
+$
-
F10
-
.
,%#
,%#
.
F12
.
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USE OF ALPHA (α) / FUNCTION (fn)
Key
Alpha
key
pressed
once
Alpha
key
pressed
twice
Key
Function
key pressed
once
Function
key pressed
twice
1
a
A
1
:
1
2
b
B
2
;
2
3
c
C
3
,
3
+
d
D
+
=
+
4
e
E
4
<
4
5
f
F
5
>
5
6
g
G
6
(
6
-
h
H
-
)
-
7
i
I
7
$
7
8
j
J
8
?
8
9
k
K
9
&
9
*
l
L
*
@
*
.
m
M
.
~
.
0
n
N
0
"
0
#
o
O
#
%
#
/
p
P
/
\
/
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Key
Alpha
key
pressed
once
Alpha
key
pressed
twice
Key
Function
key pressed
once
Function
key pressed
twice
F1
q
Q
F1
F11
F1
F2
r
R
F2
F12
F2
F3
s
S
F3
F13
F3
F4
t
T
F4
F14
F4
F5
u
U
F5
F15
F5
F6
v
V
F6
F16
F6
F7
w
W
F7
F17
F7
F8
x
X
F8
F18
F8
F9
y
Y
F9
F19
F9
F10
z
Z
F10
F20
F10
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