VX6 Reference Guide Copyright © August 2006 by LXE Inc.

VX6 Reference Guide  Copyright © August 2006 by LXE Inc.
VX6 Reference Guide
Copyright © August 2006 by LXE Inc.
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Updated all images with the new LXE logo.
Notices
Updated copyrights and trademarks.
Chapter 1 – Introduction
Revised “Accessories” listing.
Chapter 2 – Physical Description
and Layout
Revised “On/Off Switch”, “Scanner Serial Connector (COM1)”,
“Printer/PC Serial Connector (COM3)”, “Install the 2.4GHz Type II
PCMCIA Radio”, “Custom Key Maps”, “Input Panel (Virtual Keyboard)”,
“Video Subsystem” and “The Display” .
Added new section: “Technical Specifications – Screen Blanking Cable”.
Chapter 3 – Power Supply
Revised “VX6 Input Power Specifications”.
Chapter 4 – System Configuration
Revised “Installed Software”, “Start Menu Program Options”, “Network
and Dialup Connections”, “Control Panel Options”, “About”, “Date/Time”,
“Keyboard”, “Password”, “Regional Settings”, “Remote Desktop
Connection”, “Scanner”, “Storage Manager”, “LAUNCH.EXE” and
“Reflash the VX6” sections.
Added new sections: “Folders Copies at Startup” and “Enabling
GrabTime”.
Removed section: “Bluetooth Manager”.
Renamed “VX6 Command Line Utility” to “VX6 Command Line Utilities”
and updated section.
Chapter 5 – Wireless Network
Configuration
Revised “Profiles Tab” section.
Split radio configuration section into two sections “Cisco Radio” and
“Symbol radio”. Added a new section, “Summit Radio”. Each section
contains the manufacturer specific configuration information.
Moved all certificate generating and installation instructions to a new
“Certificates” section.
Chapter 6 – AppLock
New chapter. Information previously included in Appendix B is now
referred to as “Single Application”.
Added Multi Application AppLock to chapter.
Appendix A – Key Maps
Revised section “Creating Custom Keymaps for the VX6”.
Appendix B – Technical
Specifications
Added “Revision History” to appendix.
Added Summit Radio Technical Specifications.
Appendix C – AppLock
Deleted appendix. Information is now included in Chapter 6, AppLock.
Note:
A complete revision history is included in Appendix B, “Technical Specifications”.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
1
Overview .................................................................................................................... 1
When to Use this Guide............................................................................................ 2
Document Conventions ............................................................................................................3
Quick Start................................................................................................................. 4
Components .............................................................................................................. 5
Data Entry .................................................................................................................. 8
Keyboard Data Entry ................................................................................................................8
Barcode Data Entry...................................................................................................................8
RS-232 Data Entry....................................................................................................................8
Touchscreen Entry ....................................................................................................................9
Right Click .............................................................................................................................9
Input Panel (Virtual Keyboard)..............................................................................................9
Touchscreen and Mouse.......................................................................................................10
ActiveSync – Initial Setup ...................................................................................... 11
USB Connection .....................................................................................................................11
Serial Connection ...................................................................................................................11
Connect.................................................................................................................................11
Radio.......................................................................................................................................11
Getting Help............................................................................................................. 12
Manuals and Accessories ...................................................................................... 12
Manuals...................................................................................................................................12
Accessories .............................................................................................................................12
CHAPTER 2 PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION AND LAYOUT
15
Identifying Your VX6 ............................................................................................... 15
Hardware Platforms ................................................................................................................15
Software Revisions .................................................................................................................15
Hardware Configuration ......................................................................................... 16
System Hardware....................................................................................................................16
Central Processing Unit ..........................................................................................................17
I/O Components......................................................................................................................17
System Memory......................................................................................................................17
Video Subsystem ....................................................................................................................17
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Power Supply..........................................................................................................................18
Uninterruptible Power Supply..............................................................................................18
Backup Battery.....................................................................................................................18
PCMCIA Slots ........................................................................................................................18
CF Slot ....................................................................................................................................18
SD Slot....................................................................................................................................18
Physical Controls.................................................................................................... 19
On/Off Switch.........................................................................................................................19
External Connectors ............................................................................................... 20
Scanner Serial Connector (COM1).........................................................................................21
Pinout ...................................................................................................................................21
Printer/PC Serial Connector (COM3).....................................................................................22
Pinout ...................................................................................................................................22
Technical Specifications – Connection Cable......................................................................23
RTS/CTS Handshaking and the Serial Port ................................................................................... 23
Technical Specifications – Screen Blanking Cable .............................................................24
Ethernet/USB Connector ........................................................................................................25
Pinout ...................................................................................................................................25
Ethernet/USB Dongle Cables .................................................................................................26
D15 Female Connector.........................................................................................................27
Pinout ............................................................................................................................................. 27
USB Host Connector ............................................................................................................28
Pinout ............................................................................................................................................. 28
USB Client Connector..........................................................................................................28
Pinout ............................................................................................................................................. 28
RJ45 Connector ....................................................................................................................29
Pinout ............................................................................................................................................. 29
Audio Connector.....................................................................................................................30
Pinout ...................................................................................................................................30
Power Supply Connector ........................................................................................................31
Pinout ...................................................................................................................................31
UPS Battery Pack Connectors ................................................................................................32
Input .....................................................................................................................................32
Pinout ............................................................................................................................................. 32
Output...................................................................................................................................32
Pinout ............................................................................................................................................. 32
UPS Battery Extension Cable Connectors..............................................................................33
Input .....................................................................................................................................33
Pinout ............................................................................................................................................. 33
Output...................................................................................................................................33
Pinout ............................................................................................................................................. 33
Antenna Connections..............................................................................................................34
Spread Spectrum RF Antenna Connector Pin ......................................................................34
Vehicle Remote Antenna Mount..........................................................................................34
Internal Antenna .....................................................................................................................35
The QWERTY Keyboard ......................................................................................... 36
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IBM 3270 Overlay..................................................................................................................36
IBM 5252 Overlay..................................................................................................................36
Key Maps................................................................................................................................37
Custom Key Maps ................................................................................................................37
NumLock and the VX6...........................................................................................................37
Keyboard Backlight ................................................................................................................37
Keyboard LEDs ......................................................................................................................38
CAPS LED ...........................................................................................................................38
Secondary Keys LED ...........................................................................................................39
Control Keys ........................................................................................................................40
General Windows CE .NET Keyboard Shortcuts...................................................................41
USB Keyboard/Mouse............................................................................................................41
Input Panel (Virtual Keyboard) ..............................................................................................42
Enabling the Input Panel ......................................................................................................43
The Display.............................................................................................................. 44
Cleaning the Display ..............................................................................................................44
Touchscreen............................................................................................................................44
Touchscreen Heater..............................................................................................................44
PCMCIA, CF and SD Slots ...................................................................................... 45
PCMCIA Slots ........................................................................................................................45
PCMCIA Pinout ...................................................................................................................46
Install PCMCIA Cards .........................................................................................................47
Install the 2.4GHz Type II PCMCIA Radio .................................................................................. 47
CF Card Slot ...........................................................................................................................50
Replace a CF Card................................................................................................................50
SD Card Slot ...........................................................................................................................51
Install an SD Card ................................................................................................................51
CHAPTER 3 POWER SUPPLY
53
Introduction ............................................................................................................. 53
External Power Supply ........................................................................................... 53
Specifications..........................................................................................................................54
Environmental Specifications.................................................................................................55
CMOS Battery.......................................................................................................... 55
Vehicle 12-80VDC Direct Connection .................................................................... 56
VX6 Input Power Specifications ............................................................................................57
Power Adapter Cable..............................................................................................................57
Fuse ......................................................................................................................... 58
CHAPTER 4 SYSTEM CONFIGURATION
59
Introduction ............................................................................................................. 59
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Windows CE .NET 4.2 ............................................................................................. 59
2.4 GHz Radio Configuration.................................................................................................59
Warmboot ...............................................................................................................................59
Coldboot .................................................................................................................................59
Installed Software ................................................................................................... 60
Software Load.........................................................................................................................60
Software Applications ..........................................................................................................60
Java (Optional) .....................................................................................................................60
Desktop.................................................................................................................... 61
My Computer Folders.............................................................................................................62
Folders Copies at Startup........................................................................................................62
Start Menu Program Options ................................................................................. 63
Communication.......................................................................................................................64
ActiveSync ...........................................................................................................................64
Connect.................................................................................................................................65
Start FTP Server / Stop FTP Server .....................................................................................65
Command Prompt ...................................................................................................................66
Inbox .......................................................................................................................................66
Internet Explorer.....................................................................................................................66
Media Player...........................................................................................................................66
Remote Desktop Connection ..................................................................................................67
Transcriber..............................................................................................................................67
Windows Explorer ..................................................................................................................67
Taskbar ...................................................................................................................................68
Advanced Tab ......................................................................................................................68
Control Panel Options ............................................................................................ 69
About ......................................................................................................................................70
Language and Fonts .............................................................................................................71
Identifying Software Versions .............................................................................................72
Radio MAC Address ............................................................................................................72
Accessibility ...........................................................................................................................73
Administrator Control.............................................................................................................74
Certificates..............................................................................................................................74
Date/Time ...............................................................................................................................75
Dialing ....................................................................................................................................76
Display....................................................................................................................................77
Background ..........................................................................................................................77
Appearance...........................................................................................................................77
Backlight ..............................................................................................................................77
Input Panel ..............................................................................................................................78
Internet Options ......................................................................................................................79
Keyboard.................................................................................................................................79
Mixer.......................................................................................................................................80
Mouse .....................................................................................................................................80
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Network and Dialup Connections...........................................................................................81
Owner .....................................................................................................................................82
Password .................................................................................................................................83
PC Connection ........................................................................................................................84
PCMCIA .................................................................................................................................85
Power ......................................................................................................................................86
Regional Settings ....................................................................................................................86
Remove Programs...................................................................................................................86
Scanner ...................................................................................................................................87
Main .....................................................................................................................................88
COM Ports............................................................................................................................89
Serial Port Pin 9 ............................................................................................................................. 89
Advanced..............................................................................................................................90
Strip Leading / Trailing Characters................................................................................................ 90
Add Prefix / Suffix......................................................................................................................... 91
Screen Blanking ...................................................................................................................92
Operation ....................................................................................................................................... 93
Storage Manager.....................................................................................................................94
Stylus ......................................................................................................................................95
Double Tap...........................................................................................................................95
Calibration............................................................................................................................95
System.....................................................................................................................................96
General .................................................................................................................................96
Memory ................................................................................................................................97
Device Name ........................................................................................................................97
Copyrights ............................................................................................................................97
Volume and Sounds................................................................................................................98
Backup VX6 Files using ActiveSync ..................................................................... 99
Prerequisites............................................................................................................................99
VX6 and ActiveSync Partnership ........................................................................................99
Serial Port Transfer ..............................................................................................................99
USB Transfer......................................................................................................................100
Connect .................................................................................................................................100
Explore..................................................................................................................................100
Disconnect ............................................................................................................................101
Serial Connection ...............................................................................................................101
USB Connection.................................................................................................................101
Radio Connection...............................................................................................................101
Important Information – Cold Boot and Loss of Host Re-connection...............................101
Troubleshooting....................................................................................................................102
Create a Communication Option ..........................................................................................103
Technical Specifications – Connection Cable ......................................................................104
VX6 Utilities ........................................................................................................... 105
LAUNCH.EXE .....................................................................................................................105
LAUNCH.EXE and Persistent Storage ..............................................................................108
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REGEDIT.EXE ....................................................................................................................109
REGLOAD.EXE ..................................................................................................................109
REGDUMP.EXE ..................................................................................................................109
WARMBOOT.EXE..............................................................................................................109
WAVPLAY.EXE..................................................................................................................109
VX6 Command-line Utilites.................................................................................................109
COLDBOOT.EXE .............................................................................................................109
PrtScrn.EXE .......................................................................................................................109
API Calls ................................................................................................................ 110
Reflash the VX6..................................................................................................... 111
How To: Reflash using Keypress Method...........................................................................111
How To: Reflash using TAG file Method ...........................................................................112
Clearing Persistent Storage ................................................................................. 113
Disabling the Touchscreen .................................................................................. 113
Configuring NumLock Behavior .......................................................................... 113
Disabling the Touchscreen Heater ...................................................................... 113
Configuring CapsLock Behavior ......................................................................... 114
Configuring IPv6 ................................................................................................... 114
Enabling GrabTime ............................................................................................... 115
Network Configuration ......................................................................................... 115
2.4 GHz Wireless Radios......................................................................................................115
Ethernet Connector ...............................................................................................................115
CHAPTER 5 WIRELESS NETWORK CONFIGURATION
117
Introduction ........................................................................................................... 117
Summit Radio........................................................................................................ 118
Summit Client Utility ...........................................................................................................118
Wireless Zero Config Utility and the Summit Radio .........................................................119
Main Tab ............................................................................................................................119
Admin Login................................................................................................................................ 120
Config Tab..........................................................................................................................121
Parameters........................................................................................................................121
Status Tab...........................................................................................................................124
Diags Tab ...........................................................................................................................125
Global Settings Tab............................................................................................................126
Parameters........................................................................................................................126
Summit Wireless Security ....................................................................................................129
No Security.........................................................................................................................130
WEP....................................................................................................................................131
LEAP without WPA Authentication ..................................................................................132
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PEAP/MSCHAP.................................................................................................................134
WPA/LEAP ........................................................................................................................136
WPA PSK...........................................................................................................................137
Cisco Radio ........................................................................................................... 138
Cisco – Aironet Client Utility (ACU) ................................................................................138
Profiles Tab.................................................................................................................................. 139
No Security....................................................................................................................139
WEP...............................................................................................................................140
LEAP .............................................................................................................................140
Firmware Tab............................................................................................................................... 141
Status Tab .................................................................................................................................... 141
Statistics Tab................................................................................................................................ 141
Survey Tab................................................................................................................................... 141
Configuring for WPA ...........................................................................................................142
System Requirements .........................................................................................................142
Installing Radio drivers ......................................................................................................142
Checking for the Cisco PEAP Supplicant.................................................................................... 143
Wireless Network Configuration .......................................................................................145
PEAP/MS-CHAP Authentication Configuration ...............................................................148
Configuring the PEAP/MS-CHAP Supplicant ............................................................................ 148
Server Authentication .................................................................................................................. 150
PEAP/ GTC Authentication Configuration........................................................................151
Configuring the PEAP / GTC Supplicant .................................................................................... 151
Server Authentication .................................................................................................................. 153
WPA/LEAP ........................................................................................................................156
Cisco ACU ................................................................................................................................... 156
EAP-TLS Authentication Configuration............................................................................159
User Certificate ............................................................................................................................ 159
Setting EAP/TLS Parameters....................................................................................................... 160
Validating the Server Certificate.................................................................................................. 162
WPA PSK Configuration ...................................................................................................163
Symbol Radio ........................................................................................................ 164
IP Information Tab ...............................................................................................................164
IPv6 Information Tab ...........................................................................................................164
Wireless Information Tab .....................................................................................................165
View Log............................................................................................................................165
Add a new connection ........................................................................................................166
Select a User Certificate.....................................................................................................167
Certificates ............................................................................................................ 168
Root Certificates ...................................................................................................................168
Generating a Root CA Certificate ......................................................................................168
Installing a Root CA Certificate.........................................................................................170
User Certificates ...................................................................................................................172
Generating a User Certificate.............................................................................................172
Installing a User Certificate ...............................................................................................177
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CHAPTER 6 APPLOCK
Table of Contents
181
Introduction ........................................................................................................... 181
Setup a New Device .............................................................................................. 181
Multi-Application Version ...................................................................................................182
Single Application Version ..................................................................................................183
Administration Mode ............................................................................................ 184
End User Mode...................................................................................................... 184
Passwords ............................................................................................................. 185
Multi-Application Configuration .......................................................................... 186
Application Panel .................................................................................................................186
End User Internet Explorer (EUIE)....................................................................................187
Security Panel .......................................................................................................................188
Password.............................................................................................................................189
Status Panel...........................................................................................................................189
End-User Switching Technique............................................................................................191
Using a Stylus Tap .............................................................................................................191
Using a Hotkey Sequence ..................................................................................................191
Troubleshooting Multi-Application AppLock......................................................................192
Single Application Configuration ........................................................................ 193
Control Panel ........................................................................................................................193
End User Internet Explorer ................................................................................................194
Security Panel .......................................................................................................................194
Status Panel...........................................................................................................................196
Error Messages ..................................................................................................... 197
AppLock Registry Settings .................................................................................. 206
APPENDIX A KEY MAPS
207
The VX6 Keypad .................................................................................................... 207
Key Map 101-Key Equivalencies.......................................................................... 207
IBM 3270 Terminal Emulator Keypad .................................................................. 212
IBM 5250 Terminal Emulator Keypad .................................................................. 212
Creating Custom Key Maps for the VX6.............................................................. 213
Introduction ..........................................................................................................................213
Keymap Source Format ........................................................................................................214
COLxROWx Format ..........................................................................................................214
GENERAL Section ............................................................................................................215
SPECIAL Section...............................................................................................................215
MAP Section ......................................................................................................................216
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Keycomp Error Messages.....................................................................................................218
Sample Input File..................................................................................................................222
Sample Output File ...............................................................................................................229
List of Valid VK Codes for CE .NET...................................................................................231
APPENDIX B TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
233
Physical Specifications ........................................................................................ 233
Environmental Specifications.............................................................................. 234
Display Specifications ..........................................................................................................235
UPS Battery Pack Specifications..........................................................................................235
Radio Specifications............................................................................................. 236
Summit CF 2.4GHz ..............................................................................................................236
PCMCIA Cisco 2.4GHz Type II ..........................................................................................236
PCMCIA Symbol 11Mb 2.4GHz Type II.............................................................................236
Revision History.................................................................................................... 237
INDEX
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Illustrations
Figure 1-1 VX6 Components, Top View.............................................................................................................5
Figure 1-2 VX6 Components, Front View...........................................................................................................5
Figure 1-3 VX6 Components, Bottom View .......................................................................................................6
Figure 1-4 VX6 Components, Back View ...........................................................................................................6
Figure 1-5 VX6 Control Panel.............................................................................................................................7
Figure 1-6 VX6 Access Panel..............................................................................................................................7
Figure 2-1 VX6 Hardware Configuration..........................................................................................................16
Figure 2-2 The Power (On/Off) Switch .............................................................................................................19
Figure 2-3 Scanner Serial Connector (COM1) ..................................................................................................21
Figure 2-4 Printer/PC Serial Connector (COM3) ..............................................................................................22
Figure 2-5 Pinout – Serial Cable........................................................................................................................23
Figure 2-6 Pinout – Screen Blanking Cable.......................................................................................................24
Figure 2-7 Sample Cable for Screen Blanking ..................................................................................................24
Figure 2-8 VX6 USB Connector and External USB Adapter Cable Connector................................................25
Figure 2-9 VX6 Ethernet/USB Dongle Cables ..................................................................................................26
Figure 2-10 D15 Female Connector...................................................................................................................27
Figure 2-11 Dongle Cable USB Host Port.........................................................................................................28
Figure 2-12 Dongle Cable USB Client Port.......................................................................................................28
Figure 2-13 Dongle Cable Ethernet Port............................................................................................................29
Figure 2-14 VX6 Audio Jack for External Speaker or Headphones..................................................................30
Figure 2-15 The Power Connector.....................................................................................................................31
Figure 2-16 The UPS Battery Pack Input Connector.........................................................................................32
Figure 2-17 The UPS Battery Pack Output Connector ......................................................................................32
Figure 2-18 The UPS Battery Extension Cable Input Connector ......................................................................33
Figure 2-19 The UPS Battery Extension Cable Output Connector....................................................................33
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Figure 2-20 2.4GHz Antennas ...........................................................................................................................34
Figure 2-21 RF Antenna SS Connector .............................................................................................................34
Figure 2-22 Internal Antenna Cables .................................................................................................................35
Figure 2-23 QWERTY Keyboard Standard.......................................................................................................36
Figure 2-24 QWERTY Keyboard with IBM 3270 Overlay ..............................................................................36
Figure 2-25 QWERTY Keyboard with IBM 5250 Overlay ..............................................................................36
Figure 2-26 Keyboard LEDs..............................................................................................................................38
Figure 2-27 The CapsLock Key.........................................................................................................................38
Figure 2-28 The Secondary Key ........................................................................................................................39
Figure 2-29 The VMT Keyboard Display Controls...........................................................................................40
Figure 2-30 Small and Large Virtual Keyboards...............................................................................................42
Figure 2-31 Input Panel Properties ....................................................................................................................43
Figure 2-32 The PCMCIA and ATA Slots ........................................................................................................45
Figure 2-33 Inserting the 2.4GHz Type II PCMCIA Radio...............................................................................47
Figure 2-34 Cisco Antenna Cable Connections .................................................................................................48
Figure 2-35 Symbol 11Mb Antenna Cable Connections ...................................................................................48
Figure 2-36 Summit Antenna Cable Connections .............................................................................................49
Figure 2-37 Inserting the CF ATA Card............................................................................................................50
Figure 2-38 Inserting the SD ATA Card............................................................................................................51
Figure 3-1 Optional Power Supply Cable ..........................................................................................................53
Figure 3-2 Direct Vehicle Power Connection Cable (12 Ft.).............................................................................56
Figure 3-3 Connecting the Power Cable to the Vehicle.....................................................................................56
Figure 3-4 Vehicle Connection Wiring Color Codes.........................................................................................56
Figure 3-5 Power Adapter Cable, VX1/2/4 to VX6...........................................................................................57
Figure 3-6 Fuse Replacement ............................................................................................................................58
Figure 4-1 Pocket CMD Prompt Screen ............................................................................................................66
Figure 4-2 Taskbar Properties............................................................................................................................68
Figure 4-3 About Properties, Software ..............................................................................................................71
Figure 4-4 About Properties, Versions ..............................................................................................................72
Figure 4-5 About Properties, Network IP ..........................................................................................................72
Figure 4-6 Accessibility Properties, Keyboard ..................................................................................................73
Figure 4-7 Accessibility Properties, Sound........................................................................................................73
Figure 4-8 Date/Time Properties........................................................................................................................75
Figure 4-9 Dialing..............................................................................................................................................76
Figure 4-10 Display Properties / Backlight Tab ................................................................................................77
Figure 4-11 Input Panel Properties ....................................................................................................................78
Figure 4-12 Mixer ..............................................................................................................................................80
Figure 4-13 Network Connection Properties .....................................................................................................81
Figure 4-14 Owner Properties............................................................................................................................82
Figure 4-15 Password Properties .......................................................................................................................83
Figure 4-16 Communication / PC Connection Tab............................................................................................84
Figure 4-17 PCMCIA Control Tab, Slot 0 and Slot 1 .......................................................................................85
Figure 4-18 Compact Flash ATA Control Tab, Slot 2.......................................................................................85
Figure 4-19 Power Properties ............................................................................................................................86
Figure 4-20 Scanner Properties / Main Tab .......................................................................................................88
Figure 4-21 Scanner Properties / COM Port Settings ........................................................................................89
Figure 4-22 Scanner Properties / Advanced Settings.........................................................................................90
Figure 4-23 Scanner Properties / Advanced Settings.........................................................................................90
Figure 4-24 Scanner Properties / COM Port Settings ........................................................................................92
Figure 4-25 Stylus Properties / Recalibration Start............................................................................................95
Figure 4-26 Stylus Properties / Recalibration ....................................................................................................95
Figure 4-27 System / General tab ......................................................................................................................96
Figure 4-28 System / Memory ...........................................................................................................................97
Figure 4-29 System / Device Name ...................................................................................................................97
Figure 4-30 Volume and Sounds .......................................................................................................................98
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Figure 4-31 Pinout – Serial Cable for Synchronization ...................................................................................104
Figure 5-1 Summit Client Utility .....................................................................................................................118
Figure 5-2 SCU – Main Tab ............................................................................................................................119
Figure 5-3 Admin Password Entry ..................................................................................................................120
Figure 5-4 SCU – Config Tab..........................................................................................................................121
Figure 5-5 SCU – Status Tab ...........................................................................................................................124
Figure 5-6 SCU – Diags Tab ...........................................................................................................................125
Figure 5-7 SCU – Global Settings Tab ............................................................................................................126
Figure 5-8 Default Config (Profile) .................................................................................................................129
Figure 5-9 No Security.....................................................................................................................................130
Figure 5-10 WEP Encryption...........................................................................................................................131
Figure 5-11 WEP Keys ....................................................................................................................................131
Figure 5-12 LEAP Configuration ....................................................................................................................132
Figure 5-13 LEAP Credentials.........................................................................................................................133
Figure 5-14 PEAP/MSCHAP ..........................................................................................................................134
Figure 5-15 PEAP/MSCHAP Credentials .......................................................................................................134
Figure 5-16 PEAP/MSCHAP Certificate Filename .........................................................................................135
Figure 5-17 WPA/LEAP..................................................................................................................................136
Figure 5-18 WPA/LEAP Credentials...............................................................................................................136
Figure 5-19 WPA/PSK Encryption..................................................................................................................137
Figure 5-20 PSK Entry ....................................................................................................................................137
Figure 5-21 Cisco Aironet Client Utility .........................................................................................................138
Figure 5-22 Cisco Profile Properties Screen....................................................................................................139
Figure 5-23 Cisco Profile WEP Keys ..............................................................................................................140
Figure 5-24 No Cisco PEAP .............................................................................................................................143
Figure 5-25 Cisco PEAP installed. ...................................................................................................................143
Figure 5-26 Cisco ACU Profile Selection........................................................................................................145
Figure 5-27 Cisco ACU Reboot Message........................................................................................................145
Figure 5-28 Microsoft Wireless Connection Icon............................................................................................145
Figure 5-29 Wireless Information Screen........................................................................................................146
Figure 5-30 Advanced Wireless Settings.........................................................................................................146
Figure 5-31 Wireless Network Properties........................................................................................................147
Figure 5-32 PEAP/MSCHAP Wireless Network Properties ...........................................................................148
Figure 5-33 Authentication Settings ................................................................................................................148
Figure 5-34 Wireless Network Login ..............................................................................................................149
Figure 5-35 IP Information Tab.......................................................................................................................149
Figure 5-36 Authentication Settings, Validate Server .....................................................................................150
Figure 5-37 Advanced Wireless Settings, Authenticated SSID.......................................................................150
Figure 5-38 PEAP/GTC Wireless Network Properties....................................................................................151
Figure 5-39 PEAP Properties...........................................................................................................................151
Figure 5-40 Login Screen ................................................................................................................................152
Figure 5-41 IP Information Tab.......................................................................................................................152
Figure 5-42 PEAP Properties, Validate Server Certificate ..............................................................................153
Figure 5-43 Server Connection Warning.........................................................................................................153
Figure 5-44 PEAP Properties, Trusted Root Certificate ..................................................................................154
Figure 5-45 Accept Server Connection Warning.............................................................................................154
Figure 5-46 PEAP Properties, Connect Only If Server Name Ends In............................................................155
Figure 5-47 Wireless Information, Authenticated ...........................................................................................155
Figure 5-48 ACU Profile Tab ..........................................................................................................................156
Figure 5-49 Renaming Profile ..........................................................................................................................156
Figure 5-50 Profile Properties Screen..............................................................................................................157
Figure 5-51 Select Profile ................................................................................................................................157
Figure 5-52 Login Screen ................................................................................................................................158
Figure 5-53 ACU Status Tab ...........................................................................................................................158
Figure 5-54 Certificate Stores ..........................................................................................................................159
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Figure 5-55 View Certificate Details ...............................................................................................................159
Figure 5-56 EAP/TLS Configuration...............................................................................................................160
Figure 5-57 Authentication Settings ................................................................................................................160
Figure 5-58 Select Certificate ..........................................................................................................................161
Figure 5-59 Authentication Settings, Certificate Details .................................................................................161
Figure 5-60 Validate Server.............................................................................................................................162
Figure 5-61 SSID Authenticated......................................................................................................................162
Figure 5-62 WPA PSK Configuration .............................................................................................................163
Figure 5-63 Symbol NETWLAN Screen.........................................................................................................164
Figure 5-64 Symbol Wireless Information Tab ...............................................................................................165
Figure 5-65 Symbol Wireless Network Properties ..........................................................................................166
Figure 5-66 Symbol Advanced Wireless Settings ...........................................................................................167
Figure 5-67 Logon to Certificate Authority.....................................................................................................168
Figure 5-68 Certificate Services Welcome Screen ..........................................................................................168
Figure 5-69 Download CA Certificate Screen .................................................................................................169
Figure 5-70 Download CA Certificate Screen .................................................................................................169
Figure 5-71 Certificates ...................................................................................................................................170
Figure 5-72 Import Certificate .........................................................................................................................170
Figure 5-73 Browsing to Certificate Location .................................................................................................171
Figure 5-74 Certificate Import Confirmation...................................................................................................171
Figure 5-75 Logon to Certificate Authority.....................................................................................................172
Figure 5-76 Certificate Services Welcome Screen ..........................................................................................172
Figure 5-77 Request a Certificate Screen ........................................................................................................173
Figure 5-78 Advanced Certificate Request Screen ..........................................................................................173
Figure 5-79 Advanced Certificate Details .......................................................................................................174
Figure 5-80 Script Warnings............................................................................................................................175
Figure 5-81 Script Warnings............................................................................................................................175
Figure 5-82 Certificate Issued..........................................................................................................................176
Figure 5-83 Download Security Warning........................................................................................................176
Figure 5-84 Certificates ...................................................................................................................................177
Figure 5-85 Import Certificate .........................................................................................................................177
Figure 5-86 Browsing to Certificate Location .................................................................................................178
Figure 5-87 Certificate Listing.........................................................................................................................178
Figure 5-88 Private Key Not Present ...............................................................................................................179
Figure 5-89 Browsing to Private Key Location ...............................................................................................179
Figure 5-90 Private Key Present ......................................................................................................................180
Figure 6-1 Administrator Control Panels – Multi-Application........................................................................182
Figure 6-2 Administrator Control Panels – Single Application.......................................................................183
Figure 6-3 Application Panel – Multi-Application ..........................................................................................186
Figure 6-4 Security Panel – Multi-Application................................................................................................188
Figure 6-5 Status Panel – Multi-Application ...................................................................................................189
Figure 6-6 End-User Multi-Application Touch Panel .....................................................................................191
Figure 6-7 Administrator Control Panel ..........................................................................................................193
Figure 6-8 Administrator Security Panel .........................................................................................................194
Figure 6-9 Administrator Status Panel.............................................................................................................196
Figure A-1 VX6 QWERTY Keyboard ............................................................................................................207
Figure A-2 IBM 3270 Specific Keypad...........................................................................................................212
Figure A-3 IBM 5250 Specific Keypad...........................................................................................................212
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Chapter 1 Introduction
Overview
The VX6 Vehicle Mount Computer (VMC) is a rugged, vehicle mounted, PC (Personal
Computer) running a Microsoft® Windows® CE .NET operating system and capable of wireless
data communications from a fork-lift truck or any properly configured vehicle. The VX6 provides
the power and functionality of a desktop computer in a vehicle mounted unit, with a wide range of
options:
CPU
400MHz Intel® PXA255
Memory
64 or 128MB DRAM
Display
Indoor or Outdoor half screen display, integrated Touchscreen,
adjustable brightness
Network
connectivity
2.4 Wireless LAN radio (single or dual antenna)
Audio
Speakers in front bezel, audio jack for headset with microphone
Ethernet port
Compact Flash
Storage media
PCMCIA
Secure Digital (SD)
Operating
system
Other options
Microsoft Windows CE .NET 4.2
Extended temperature version
RAM MountTM vehicle mounting
The “VX6 User’s Guide” is directed toward the VX6 user. It is delivered on the LXE
Documentation CD. It contains safety warnings, descriptions of the controls and
connectors, instruction on installing antennas, and day to day operation.
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When to Use this Guide
When to Use this Guide
As the reference for LXE’s VX6 equipped with a Microsoft Windows CE .NET operating system,
this guide provides detailed information on its features and functionality. Use this guide as you
would any other source book -- reading portions to learn about the VX6, and then referring to it
when you need more information about a particular subject.
This chapter, “Introduction”, briefly describes this reference guide structure, contains setup and
installation instruction, briefly describes data entry processes, and explains how to get help.
Chapter 2 “Physical Description and Layout” describes the function and layout of the controls
and connectors on the VX6.
Chapter 3 “Power Supply” describes AC power and DC power connections.
Chapter 4 “System Configuration” takes you through the system setup and file structure,
covering all components except the 2.4GHz radio.
Chapter 5, “Wireless Network Configuration” details 2.4GHz radio setup. Configuration for
WEP and WPA is included.
Chapter 6 “AppLock” contains explanation and instruction when working with VX6’s running
AppLock.
Appendix A “Key Maps” describes the keypress sequences for the VX6 keyboard.
included is information on the custom key mapping utility.
Also
Appendix B “Technical Specifications” lists technical specifications including physical,
environmental, display and the radios.
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Document Conventions
This reference guide uses the following document conventions:
ALL CAPS
Menu | Choice
“Quotes”
<
>
All caps are used to represent disk directories, file names, and application
names.
Rather than use the phrase “choose the Save command from the File menu”,
this guide uses the convention “choose File | Save”.
Indicates the title of a book, chapter or a section within a chapter (for example,
“Document Conventions”).
Indicates a key on the keyboard (for example, <Enter> ).
Indicates a reference to other documentation.
P
S
ATTENTION
!
Differences in operation or commands due to platform type.
Differences in operation or commands due to software revision.
Keyword that indicates vital or pivotal information to follow.
Attention symbol that indicates vital or pivotal information to follow. Also,
when marked on product, means to refer to the manual or user’s guide.
International fuse replacement symbol. When marked on the product, the label
includes fuse ratings in volts (v) and amperes (a) for the product.
Note:
Caution
!
WARNING
!
DANGER
!
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Keyword that indicates immediately relevant information.
Keyword that indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided,
may result in minor or moderate injury.
Keyword that indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
Keyword that indicates an imminent hazardous situation, which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
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Quick Start
Quick Start
This section’s instructions are based on the assumption that your new system is pre-configured
and requires only accessory installation (e.g. antenna, external keyboard and/or barcode scanner)
and a power source.
In general, the sequence of events is:
1.
Install Vehicle Mounting Bracket on vehicle and secure VX6 in Mounting Bracket
Assembly (see “VX6 User’s Guide”).
2.
Connect power cable to the VX6. The power cable can also be connected to a UPS
battery pack, which is then connected to the VX6 (see “VX6 User’s Guide”).
3.
Connect accessories to VX6, e.g. scanner, antenna, etc. (see “VX6 User’s Guide).
4.
Secure all cables to the VX6 with the Strain Relief Cable Clamps.
5.
Turn the VX6 on.
6.
When instructed, calibrate the touchscreen (see Chapter 4, “System Configuration”).
7.
The screen may appear white while applications and drivers are loading. When
complete, set Date and Time (see Chapter 4, “System Configuration”).
8.
Configure radio (see Chapter 5, “Wireless Network Configuration”).
9.
Warmboot to ensure all registry settings are saved.
10. Device is ready for use.
The VX6 should be mounted in an area in the vehicle where it:
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Does not obstruct the vehicle driver’s vision or safe vehicle operation.
•
Can be easily accessed by anyone seated in the driver’s seat.
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Components
1
1
Access Panel Cover (See
Following Illustrations for
Detail)
2
Antenna Connectors or
Hole Plugs
2
Figure 1-1 VX6 Components, Top View
1
1. Speakers
2
2. Control Panel
(See Following
Illustrations for Detail)
3
3. 2nd Indicator
4
4. Caps Lock Indicator
VX6
Figure 1-2 VX6 Components, Front View
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Components
1. COM1/Scanner
Connector
2. COM3 Connector
IP66
LISTED
I.T.E.
REFER TO
MANUAL
N107
C
UL
®
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.
US
E-130794
CAUTION: For continues protection against risk of fire,
replace only with same type and rating of fuse.
This Class A digital apparatus complies with
Canadian ICE-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la Classe A est
confirme là norme NMB-003 du Canada
ATTENTION: Pour ne pas compromette la preotection
contre les risques d'incendie, remplacer par un fusible
de mmes
ê
types de mmes
ê caractristques
é
nominales.
PRODUCT OF U.S.A. U.S. PATENT 5862393
AUDIO
3. Keyboard/Mouse
Connector (Not Used)
INPUT:
12-80VDC
6A 72W
COM1 / SCANNER
COM2/3
KEYBOARD /
MOUSE
ETHERNET /
USB
T10A, 125V
4. Ethernet/USB Cable
Connector (USB-Host and
USB-Client)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
5. Fuse
6. Audio Connector
7. Power Cable Connector
Figure 1-3 VX6 Components, Bottom View
Note:
COM1 is configured with Pin 9 +5V. COM3 is labeled “COM2/3” and is configured
with Pin 9 RI. Please see Chapter 4, “System Configuration”, for details on configuring
Pin 9 of the serial ports.
1
1. Antenna Connectors
2
2. Bracket Mounting Area
3. Strain Relief Bracket and
Screws
3
Figure 1-4 VX6 Components, Back View
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1
2
3
1. Power LED
2. Power Switch
3. Brightness Increase
4. Brightness
Decrease
4
Figure 1-5 VX6 Control Panel
SD
CF ATA
1. SD Memory Card
Slot
PCMCIA A
PCMCIA B
2. Compact Flash Hard
Drive
1
2
3
3. PCMCIA Slots
Figure 1-6 VX6 Access Panel
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Data Entry
Data Entry
You can enter data into the VX6 through several different methods. A tethered scanner connected
to the COM1 serial port provides barcode data entry, the serial ports are used to input/output data,
keyboards provide manual entry and the touchscreen also provides manual entry (simulating a
desktop PC’s mouse).
Keyboard Data Entry
Refer to Appendix A “Key Maps” for 101-key keyboard equivalent keypresses.
The keyboard is used to manually input data that is not collected otherwise. Almost any function
that a full sized computer keyboard can provide is duplicated on the VX6 keyboard but it may
take a few more keystrokes to accomplish a keyed task.
Almost every key has two or three different functions. The primary alpha or numeric character is
printed on the key.
For example, when the <2nd> key is selected pressing the desired second-function key produces
the <2nd> character i.e. <2nd> + <F1> toggles the CAPS Lock function. The specific <2nd>
character is printed above the corresponding key.
Please refer to Appendix A “Key Maps” for instruction on the specific keypresses to access all
PC-compatible keyboard functions.
Barcode Data Entry
The VX6 supports an accessory barcode label reading device. Keyboard data entries can be mixed
with barcode data entries. Any scanner that decodes the barcode internally and outputs an RS-232
data stream may be used. COM port 1 is designed to be used with a hand held tethered barcode
scanner.
COM1 is set to +5V on pin 9 up to accept input from a barcode scanner by default. To change
the setting for pin 9, refer to Chapter 4: “System Configuration” section titled “Serial Port Pin
9” for details.
RS-232 Data Entry
The VX6 accepts input from an RS-232 device connected to either RS-232 port, COM1 or COM3
(labeled “COM2/3”). The data is entered at the cursor position, and the data is subject to all of the
barcode/RS-232 input menu parameters, such as truncate.
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Touchscreen Entry
Note:
The touchscreen should be calibrated before initial use. See “Touchscreen Calibration”
in Chapter 4, “System Configuration”.
Note:
Always use the point of the stylus for tapping or making strokes on the display. Never use
an actual pen, pencil or sharp object to write on the touchscreen.
The touchscreen input performs the same function as the mouse that is used to point to and click
elements on a desktop computer. A stylus is used in the same manner as a mouse – single tap or
double tap to select menu options, drag the stylus across text to select, hold the stylus down to
activate slider bars, etcetera.
Hold the stylus as if it were a pen or pencil. Touch an element on the screen with the tip of the
stylus then remove the stylus from the screen. The touchscreen responds to an actuation force
(touch) of up to 4 oz. of pressure.
The touchscreen can be used in conjunction with the keyboard and scanner and an input/output
device connected to one of the VX6’s serial ports.
Note:
•
Touch the stylus to the field of the data entry form to receive the next data feed.
•
The cursor begins to flash in the field.
•
The unit is ready to accept data from either the keyboard, integrated scanner or a
device connected to a serial port.
The touchscreen may be disabled. Please refer to “Disabling the Touchscreen” in
Chapter 4, “System Configuration” for details.
Right Click
A right click can be simulated on the touchscreen. To perform a right click, touch the touchscreen
with the stylus and hold it in the same location for a short time.
Note:
Some applications may not support this right click method. Please review documentation
for the application to see if it provides for right mouse click configuration.
Input Panel (Virtual Keyboard)
Data may be entered via the input panel (virtual keyboard) on the touchscreen. For more details
on the input panel, please refer to Chapter 2, “Physical Description and Layout”.
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Data Entry
Touchscreen and Mouse
The behavior of the mouse pointer on the touchscreen varies by VX6 construction.
To identify your VX6 platform type, please see “Identifying Your VX6”, in
Chapter 2, “Physical Description.
P
Platform 1 VX6’s
Because the touchscreen also functions as a mouse, the pointer for a USB mouse may not always
be visible on the screen. The mouse pointer reappears when the USB mouse is moved or clicked.
•
When a USB mouse is first attached to the VX6, the mouse pointer may not be
visible. However, moving or clicking the mouse causes the pointer to appear.
•
When the USB mouse is unplugged, the pointer may remain visible until the
touchscreen is tapped.
•
If the touchscreen is used for input, the mouse pointer may disappear. However,
moving or clicking the mouse causes the pointer to reappear.
Platform 2 VX6’s
The mouse pointer is not visible unless a USB mouse is attached.
If a mouse is attached, the mouse pointer is displayed on screen.
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ActiveSync – Initial Setup
The following instructions relate to initial setup of ActiveSync. When there is a Connect icon on
the VX6 desktop, this section can be bypassed.
USB Connection
The VX6 is configured to use USB-C by default. No configuration is necessary
Connect the cable to the PC (the host) and to the dongle cable on the VX6 (the client). The
ActiveSync connection is established automatically when the cable is connected.
Cables for USB ActiveSync Connection:
USB Client to PC/Laptop
Dongle cable w/USB-C
connector
9000A075CBLUSBHCETH
Also requires a standard USB cable with a type A plug on
one end, and a type B plug on the other.
Serial Connection
Select Start | Settings | Control Panel | PC Connection. Click the Change button. From the
popup list, choose the appropriate COM port and baud rate.
This will set up the VX6 to use the USB or designated COM port. Click OK and ensure the check
box for “Allow connection with desktop computer when device is attached” is checked.
Click OK to return to the Control Panel.
Note:
By default COM3 (labeled “COM2/3”) is configured to use ActiveSync (Pin 9 = RI).
Please refer to “Serial Port Pin 9” in Chapter 4, “System Configuration” fore details on
configuring Pin 9 of the serial ports.
Connect
Connect the correct cable to the PC (the host) and the VX6 (the client). Select “Connect” from the
Start Menu on the VX6 (Start | Programs | Communications | Connect).
Note:
Run “Connect” when the “Get Connected” wizard on the host PC is checking COM
ports to establish a connection for the first time.
Cable for Serial ActiveSync Connection:
Serial Client to PC/Laptop
RS-232 9 Pin to 9 Pin
9000A054CBL6D9D9
Radio
Note:
You must establish a partnership with a desktop computer prior to running ActiveSync
on the VX6. The initial partnership must be done using direct serial / USB cable
connection.
Once the relationship is established using the serial port, the ActiveSync link in the Start Menu
gives a choice of connections, one of which is radio.
Select Start | Settings | Programs | Communication | ActiveSync. From the popup list, choose
Network and then click the Connect button.
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Getting Help
Getting Help
All LXE manuals are now available on one CD and they can also be viewed/downloaded
from the LXE website. Contact your LXE representative to obtain the LXE Manuals CD.
You can also get help from LXE by calling the telephone numbers listed on the LXE Manuals
CD, in the file titled “Contacting LXE”. This information is also available on the LXE website
www.lxe.com.
Explanations of terms and acronyms used in this guide are located in the file titled “Glossary” on
the LXE Manuals CD.
Manuals and Accessories
Manuals
The following manuals are available on the LXE Manuals CD:
•
•
•
•
VX6 User’s Guide
RFTerm™ Reference Guide
Contacting LXE
LXE Technical Glossary
Accessories
The table below lists the available VX6 accessories. Where two parts numbers are listed for a
given part, the part number ending in “-R” is the RoHS compliant version.
VX6 Brackets
Bracket, U Style, VX6 VX77
9000A021UBRACKET
9000A021UBRACKET-R
Kit, VXX U-Bracket to VX6 VX7 Adapter
9000A022BRKTADPTKIT
9000A022BRKTADPTKIT-R
Bracket, RAM Mount VX6 VX7
9000A023BRKTRAMMOUNT
9000A023BRKTRAMMOUNT-R
Bracket, VXX RAM ball on plate
9000A028RAMPLATEBALL
9000A028RAMPLATEBALL-R
Bracket, RAM Squeeze Mount, VX6 VX7
9000A031BRKTRAMSQZMT
9000A031BRKTRAMSQZMT-R
Data Cables
Cable, Combo D15 to USB and Ethernet Adapter 1 Ft
9000A071CBLD15USBETH
(above part is RoHS compliant)
Cable, Combo D15 to USB-H, USB-C and Ethernet Adapter
9000A075CBLUSBHCETH
(above part is RoHS compliant)
Cable, Keyboard/Mouse Dual PS2 Adapter 1 Ft
9000A072CBLD9DUALPS2
(above part is RoHS compliant)
Cable, Printer/PC, D9 to D25
9000A053CBL6D9D25
(above part is not RoHS compliant)
Cable, PC, D9 to D9
9000A054CBL6D9D9
(above part is RoHS compliant)
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Power Cables
Cable, Input Power, 12 FT, VX5 VX6 VX7
9000A073CBLPWR12FT
9000A037CBLPWR12FT-R
Adapter Cable, VX1 VX2 VX4 Power Cable to VX5 VX6 VX7
9000A077CBLPWRADPTR
(above part is RoHS compliant)
Power Supplies
Power Supply, External, AC, W/US Power Cord VX5 VX6 VX7
9000A317PSACUS
9000A318PSACUS-R
Power Supply, External, AC, No Power Cord VX5 VX6 VX7
9000A318PSACWW
9000A318PSACWW-R
UPS Battery and Cables
Battery, UPS Lead Acid, VX5 VX6 VX7
9000A378UPSBATTPACK
9000A378UPSBATTPACK-R
Cable, UPS Battery, Remote Mount Extender, 6 Ft
9000A074CBLUPSEXTNDR
(above part is RoHS compliant)
Antenna and Antenna Mount Kits
Replacement antenna, 2.4GHz
153180-0001
(above part is RoHS compliant)
Remote Mount Antenna Assembly Kit, 8 Ft Cable
9000A279ANTREMOTE8
9000A279ANTREMOTE8-R
Remote Mount Antenna Assembly Kit, 6 Ft Cable
9000A278ANTREMOTE6
9000A278ANTREMOTE6-R
Right Angle Remote Mount Antenna Assembly Kit, 6 Ft Cable
9000A280ANTREMOTE6RT
(above part is RoHS compliant)
Right Angle Remote Mount Antenna Assembly Kit, 15 Ft Cable
9000A281ANTREMOT15RT
(above part is RoHS compliant)
Miscellaneous
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Stylus, with Tethers and Sleeves, 5 Pack
9000A510STYLUS
(above part is RoHS compliant)
Protective Film, Touchscreen, 10 Pack, VX6
VX6A512PROTFILM
(above part is RoHS compliant)
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Manuals and Accessories
Scanners
Scanner, Powerscan, SR, 8’ Cbl, WW
8300A326SCNRPWRSR8DA9F
8300A326SCNRPWRSR8DA9F-R
Scanner, Powerscan, SR, 12’ Cbl, US
8300A327SCNRPWRSR12DA9F
(above part is not RoHS compliant)
Scanner, Powerscan, SR, Low Temp, 8’ Cbl
8300A332SCNRS8D9FLT
(above part is not RoHS compliant)
Scanner, Powerscan, SR, Low Temp, 12’ Cbl
8300A333SCNRS12D9FLT
(above part is not RoHS compliant)
Scanner, Powerscan, LR, 8’ Cbl, WW
8310A326SCNRPWRLR8DA9F
8310A326SCNRPWRLR8DA9F-R
Scanner, Powerscan, LR, 12’ Cbl, US
8310A327SCNRPWRLR12DA9F
8310A327SCNRPWRLR12DA9F-R
Scanner, Powerscan, LR, Low Temp, 8’ Cbl
8310A332SCNRL8D9FLT
(above part is not RoHS compliant)
Scanner, Powerscan, LR, Low Temp, 12’ Cbl
8310A333SCNRL12D9FLT
(above part is not RoHS compliant)
Scanner, Powerscan, XLR, 8’ Cbl, WW
8320A326SCNRPWRXLR8DA9F
8320A326SCNRPWRXLR8DA9F-R
Scanner, Powerscan, XLR, 12’ Cbl, US
8320A327SCNRPWRXLR12DA9F
(above part is not RoHS compliant)
Scanner, Powerscan, XLR, Low Temp, 8’ Cbl
8320A332SCNRX8D9FLT
(above part is not RoHS compliant)
Scanner, Powerscan, XLR, Low Temp, 12’ Cbl
8320A333SCNRX12D9FLT
(above part is not RoHS compliant)
Scanner, LS3408 Fuzzy Logic SR, D9 Interface Cable, 8ft
8510A326SCNRFZYDA9F
8510A326SCNRFZYDA9F-R
Scanner, LS3408 Extended Range, D9 Interface Cable, 8ft
8520A326SCNRERDA9F
8520A326SCNRERDA9F-R
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Chapter 2 Physical Description and Layout
Identifying Your VX6
Some features discussed in this document may not be available for all VX6’s. Additionally, some
features require a certain revision level of system software.
Any feature that is not identified as platform specific or requiring a certain level of system
software is available to all VX6’s.
Hardware Platforms
To determine the platform level of your VX6, please refer to the VX6 serial
number decal.
P
Platform 1 VX6
VX6’s identified as Platform 1 by a P1 notation on the serial number decal (and VX6’s with no
platform identification on the serial number decal) are referred to as Platform 1 VX6’s. These
VX6’s DO NOT support the features identified as “Platform 2” throughout this manual.
Note:
If software revision 1ED or greater is installed, “LXE VX6 Platform 1” is displayed
during boot up. See “Software Revisions”, below, to determine the software revision
installed on the VX6. If no software revision is displayed during bootup, the VX6 is a
Platform 1 type as all Platform 2 VX6’s ship with software revision 1ED or greater.
Platform 2 VX6
VX6’s identified as Platform 2 by a P2 notation on the serial number decal support all features,
including those noted as Platform 2 specific.
Note:
If software revision 1ED or greater is installed, “LXE VX6 Platform 2” is displayed
during boot up. See “Software Revisions”, below, to determine the software revision
installed on the VX6.
Software Revisions
S
Some features described in this manual require a certain minimum revision level of
system software. These features are available on all VX6’s if the proper revision
level (or newer) of system software is installed.
The software revision is displayed during boot up and on the default desktop wallpaper. The
revision can also be viewed using the Start | Settings | Control Panel | About icon. For more
information, please refer to Chapter 4, “System Configuration”.
To upgrade the VX6 with a newer revision of system software, please refer to “Reflash the VX6”
in Chapter 4, “System Configuration”.
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Hardware Configuration
Hardware Configuration
System Hardware
The VX6 hardware configuration is shown in the following figure.
Compact
Flash
Hard
Drive
Any Type
I, II or III
PCMCIA
Card
Antenna
Connector
CF
Slot
Slot A
&
Slot B
Secure Digital
Memory Card
SD
Slot
VX6
Audio
Keyboard/
Connector
Mouse
Connector
(Not Used)
Serial
USB/
Connector
Ethernet
COM3 - PRINTER/PC
Connector
(9pin male "D")
DC out (12V)
Serial
Connector
COM1 - Scanner
(9 pin male "D")
AC Adapter
AC in (120 - 240V)
Uninterruptible
Power
Supply (UPS)
DC in (12-80V)
DC in (12-80V)
Figure 2-1 VX6 Hardware Configuration
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Central Processing Unit
The LXE VX6 contains a 400MHz Intel PXA255 CPU.
I/O Components
The VX6 supports the following I/O components:
•
Two 9-pin RS-232 serial ports configured as:
o
o
Note:
COM1
COM3 (labeled “COM2/3”)
There is no COM2 port on the VX6.
•
Two PCMCIA slots (supporting Type I or II PCMCIA cards).
•
One slot for SD memory card.
•
Compact flash drive.
•
Integrated QWERTY keyboard.
•
Ports available via dongle cable:
•
o
USB Host port
o
USB Client port
o
Ethernet port
One audio jack providing monaural audio output.
System Memory
Main system memory is 64 or 128MB DRAM.
Video Subsystem
The LXE VX6 video subsystem consists of a color TFT display. The video subsystem complies
with the VESA VL bus standard. The resolution of this display is 800 by 320 pixels. This
resolution complies with the SVGA graphics industry standard.
The display supports screen blanking to eliminate driver distraction when the vehicle is in motion.
Please see “Technical Specifications – Screen Blanking Cable” later in this chapter and “Screen
Blanking” in Chapter 4, System Configuration” for details.
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Hardware Configuration
Power Supply
Vehicle power input for the VX6 is 12V to 80V DC nominal and is accepted without the need to
perform any manual operation within the VX6.
If 12V to 60V DC power is not available – for example, in an office environment – an optional
external Universal Input Power Supply can be used to convert AC wall power to an appropriate
DC level. See Chapter 3 “Power Supply”, sub-section titled “External Power Supply”.
Power input is fused for protection and the fuse is externally accessible.
Uninterruptible Power Supply
A DC uninterruptible power supply (UPS) battery is available to maintain power to the VX6 for a
minimum of 15 minutes when vehicle power is not available (such as when a vehicle battery is
being swapped).
Backup Battery
The LXE VX6 has a permanent lithium battery installed to maintain time and date. The backup
battery is not user serviceable and should last five years with normal use before it requires
replacement.
Note:
This battery should only be changed by authorized service personnel.
PCMCIA Slots
Microsoft Windows CE .NET Plug and Play operating system controls the PCMCIA cards. These
cards are hot swappable per the PCMCIA specifications.
CF Slot
The CF ATA slot is not hot swappable. The VX6 must be powered down to insert or remove an
ATA card. Since the operating system is stored on the ATA card, the VX6 cannot operate
without the ATA card.
SD Slot
The SD slot accepts an SD memory card. These cards are hot swappable.
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Physical Controls
On/Off Switch
The power (on/off) switch is a push button switch located on the front control panel of the VX6.
The switch is a momentary switch. If the VX6 is Off, pressing the power switch turns the VX6
On.
For Platform 2 VX6’s, the keyboard LEDs turn on for about one second when the operating
system loads the keyboard driver. If the LEDs blink more than once, this indicates a keyboard
problem.
•
On an external USB keyboard, the NumLock, CapsLock and Scroll Lock keys blink
the same as a desktop PC.
•
On the 60-key keyboard, only the CAPs led is lit during this process.
To identify your VX6 platform type, please see “Identifying Your VX6”, earlier in
this chapter.
P
If the VX6 is On, pressing and releasing the power switch turns the VX6 Off. An orderly
shutdown is preformed. Any open programs are closed, the Windows CE .NET operating system
shuts down and then the VX6 powers off.
If a software lockup should occur and the VX6 is unresponsive to keyboard or touchscreen input,
pressing and holding the power button for several seconds forces a shutdown. However, the
forced shutdown is not an orderly shutdown. All unsaved data and any registry settings not saved
to persistent storage are lost.
The Status LED, located on the keyboard of the VX6, is lit when the power is on:
Note:
•
Green – VX6 is operating from vehicle power or AC power.
•
Solid Yellow – VX6 is operating from the UPS, UPS battery is good.
•
Flashing Yellow – VX6 is operating from the UPS, UPS battery is critically low.
Always turn the computer off prior to removing power cables.
VX6
Figure 2-2 The Power (On/Off) Switch
Caution
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The VX6 has voltage on it even when power is off. Always disconnect input
power before working on the VX6 (changing fuse, opening access panel,
etc).
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External Connectors
External Connectors
Most external connectors for the VX6 are located on the bottom of the unit.
•
The Keyboard/Mouse connector is not used on the VX6 as the VX6 contains an
integrated keypad.
•
COM1 connects to a serial barcode scanner.
•
COM3 (labeled “COM2/3”) connects to a serial printer or PC with the appropriate
cables.
•
The USB/Ethernet connector accepts dongle cables, offering a combination of the
following ports:
•
o
An Ethernet port
o
A USB Host port
o
A USB Client port.
Audio connects to a mono or stereo telephone headset/microphone.
Other external connectors are located as follows:
•
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Antenna connectors are located on the top of the VX6. VX6’s can be configured for
a single antenna or dual antennas.
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Scanner Serial Connector (COM1)
The serial connector, labeled “SCANNER”, (configured as COM1) is industry-standard RS-232.
The connector includes a PC/AT standard 9–pin “D” male connector. By default, Pin 9 is
configured to supply +5 VDC at 0.4A (max) for an external bar code scanner. Pin 9 may also be
configured to provide RI. Refer to Chapter 4, “System Configuration”, section titled “Serial Port
Pin 9” for more information on configuring Pin 9.
If Pin 9 is powered off, please see “Technical Specifications – Connection Cable” in the following
section for information on using a serial cable.
If COM1 is not being used for a scanner, it can also be used for screen blanking when the vehicle
is in motion. Please see “Technical Specifications – Screen Blanking Cable” in the following
section for more details.
1
5
6
9
Figure 2-3 Scanner Serial Connector (COM1)
Note:
Power the VX6 off before attaching a cable or device to the COM1 serial port.
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Pin
Signal
Description
1
DCD
Data Carrier Detect – Input
2
RXD
Receive Data – Input
3
TXD
Transmit Data – Output
4
DTR
Data Terminal Ready – Output
5
GND
Signal/Power Ground
6
DSR
Data Set Ready – Input
7
RTS
Request to Send – Output
8
CTS
Clear to Send – Input
9
+5VDC
or
RI
Barcode Scanner Power – 400mA max (Default)
or
Ring Indicator – Input
Shell
CGND
Chassis Ground
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Printer/PC Serial Connector (COM3)
The serial connector (labeled “COM2/3”) is an industry-standard RS-232 9-pin “D” connector.
The connector and its pin assignments are shown below. By default, Pin 9 provides RI. Pin 9
may also be configured to supply +5 VDC at 0.4A (max) for an external bar code scanner. Refer
to Chapter 4, “System Configuration”, section titled “Serial Port Pin 9” for more information on
configuring Pin 9.
1
5
6
9
Figure 2-4 Printer/PC Serial Connector (COM3)
Note:
Power the VX6 off before attaching a cable or device to the COM3 serial port.
Pinout
Pin
Signal
Description
1
DCD
Data Carrier Detect – Input
2
RXD
Receive Data – Input
3
TXD
Transmit Data – Output
4
DTR
Data Terminal Ready – Output
5
GND
Signal/Power Ground
6
DSR
Data Set Ready – Input
7
RTS
Request to Send – Output
8
CTS
Clear to Send – Input
9
RI
or
+5VDC
Ring Indicator – Input (default)
or
Bar Code Scanner Power – 400mA max
Shell
CGND
Chassis Ground
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Technical Specifications – Connection Cable
The exact serial cable is crucial. Many commercial null modem cables will not work. LXE
recommends the following cable:
Serial cable:
9000A054CBL6D9D9
5
9
1
6
Pinout:
DB9 female
DB9 female
1
7
2
3
3
2
4
6, 8
5
5
6, 8
4
7
1
9
no connection
Figure 2-5 Pinout – Serial Cable
Some laptop devices do not properly implement all control lines on the serial port – the laptop
connection will not work.
RTS/CTS Handshaking and the Serial Port
RTS
Ready to Send
CTS
Clear to Send
DTR
Data Terminal Ready
DSR
Data Set Ready
Remote Side
The device sending data to and receiving data from the VX6
through the LXE serial cable connected to the RS-232 ports on
both devices.
LXE Serial Cable
9000A054CBLD9D9
The VX6 serial port supports four types of handshaking via the LXE serial cable: None, standard
Xon/Xoff, standard DTR/DSR, and a form of RTS/CTS.
To use RTS/CTS, the remote side computer must clear the DTR line which sets the VX6 CTS line
and allows the VX6 to send data to the remote side.
This allows signals and data to travel smoothly between both devices.
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Technical Specifications – Screen Blanking Cable
The customer must supply their own cable. The cable must be designed so that pin 7 (RTS –
Request to Send Output) and pin 8 (Clear to Send Input) of a D9 female connector provide
continuity only when the vehicle is stopped (for example, via a switch on the accelerator pedal of
the fork truck). All other pins on the connector must be left unconnected. If pins 7 and 8 do not
provide continuity (or the cable is removed), the VX6 screen remains blank.
Serial cable:
Customer built cable with the following specifications:
5
8
1
7
Pinout:
DB9 female
Function
1
Not Used
2
Not Used
3
Not Used
4
Not Used
5
Not Used
6
Not Used
7
No signal when in motion,
Continuity to Pin 8 when stopped
8
No signal when in motion,
Continuity to Pin 7 when stopped
9
Not Used
Figure 2-6 Pinout – Screen Blanking Cable
Pin 8
Pin 7
Figure 2-7 Sample Cable for Screen Blanking
Please refer to “Scanner” in Chapter 4, “System Configuration”, for the proper COM port settings
to support screen blanking.
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Ethernet/USB Connector
The VX6 Ethernet/USB connector accepts dongle cables that provide combinations of the
following connections:
Note:
•
an Ethernet port, via an RJ45 connector
•
a USB Host port for connecting a USB device to the VX6
•
a USB Client port to connect the VX6 to a USB host or hub.
Please refer to the diagrams later in this chapter for details on available ports with the
dongle cable options.
The connector is shown below.
1
5
6
10
11
15
Figure 2-8 VX6 USB Connector and External USB Adapter Cable Connector
Note:
Power the VX6 off before attaching a cable or device to the Ethernet/USB connector.
Pinout
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Pin
Signal
Description
1
USB2N_A
2
–
Not Connected
3
–
Not Connected
4
RXP
Receive +
5
RXN
Receive –
6
USB2P_A
USB D +
7
DGND
8
–
9
RJ45_45
RJ45, Pins 4 and 5 Connections
10
RJ45_78
RJ45, Pins 7 and 8 Connections
11
5V_USB_23
12
–
Not Connected
13
–
Not Connected
14
TXN
Transmit –
15
TXP
Transmit +
Shell
CGND
USB D –
USB Power Return
Not Connected
USB Power, Current Limited
Chassis Ground
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Ethernet/USB Dongle Cables
The available dongle cables are shown below.
1
2
1
D15 Connector
2
RJ45 Connector
3
USB Host
Connector
4
USB Client
Connector
1
D15 Connector
2
RJ45 Connector
3
USB Host
Connector
3
4
9000A075CBLUSBHCETH
1
2
3
9000A071CBLD15USBETH
Figure 2-9 VX6 Ethernet/USB Dongle Cables
Note:
Power the VX6 off before attaching a cable or device to the Ethernet/USB connector.
The connectors and pinouts for the dongle cables are detailed below.
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VX6.
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D15 Female Connector
1
6
11
5
10
15
Figure 2-10 D15 Female Connector
Pinout
Pin
Signal
Description
1
USB2N_A
USB-H D –
2
–
3
USB-D Power
4
RXP
Receive +
5
RXN
Receive –
6
USB2P_A
7
DGND
8
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Not Connected
USB-H D +
USB-H Power Return
USB-D D –
9
RJ45_45
RJ45, Pins 4 and 5 Connections
10
RJ45_78
RJ45, Pins 7 and 8 Connections
11
5V_USB_23
USB-H Power, Current Limited
12
USB-D Power Return
13
USB-D D +
14
TXN
Transmit –
15
TXP
Transmit +
Shell
CGND
Chassis Ground
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USB Host Connector
4
3
2
1
Figure 2-11 Dongle Cable USB Host Port
Pinout
Pin
Signal
Description
1
5V_USB_23
2
USB2N_A
USB D –
3
USB2P_A
USB D +
4
DGND
USB Power Return
Shell
CGND
Chassis Ground
USB Power, Current Limited
USB Client Connector
2
3
1
4
Figure 2-12 Dongle Cable USB Client Port
Pinout
Pin
Signal
1
5V_USB_23
2
USB2N_A
USB D –
3
USB2P_A
USB D +
4
DGND
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Description
USB Power, Current Limited
USB Power Return
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RJ45 Connector
1
8
Figure 2-13 Dongle Cable Ethernet Port
Pinout
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Pin
Signal
Description
1
TXP
Transmit +
2
TXN
Transmit –
3
RXP
Receive +
4
–
Not Connected
5
–
Not Connected
6
RXN
7
–
Not Connected
8
–
Not Connected
Receive –
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Audio Connector
The VX6 audio connector accepts a headset with a 2.5mm plug, such as a mono telephone headset
with microphone or a stereo headset.
Please refer to “Mixer” in Chapter 4, “System Configuration” for information on configuring the
audio port for either a mono headset with microphone or a stereo headset.
Figure 2-14 VX6 Audio Jack for External Speaker or Headphones
Note:
The VX6 is not configured for standard PC speakers.
Pinout
Pin
Description
1
Microphone
2
Speaker
3
Ground
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Power Supply Connector
Power is supplied to the VX6 through the power connector. Additionally this assembly provides a
connection point for the vehicle’s chassis ground to be connected internally to the conductive
chassis of the computer.
The VX6 internal power supply can accept DC input voltages in the range of 12 to 80 Volts.
1
2
3
4
5
Figure 2-15 The Power Connector
Pinout
Pin
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Signal
1
DC Positive (+)
2
UPS Battery Positive (+)
3
Chassis Ground
4
UPS Battery Negative (–)
5
DC Negative (–)
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UPS Battery Pack Connectors
Input
1
2
3
4
5
Figure 2-16 The UPS Battery Pack Input Connector
Pinout
Pin
Signal
1
DC Positive (+)
2
Not used
3
Chassis Ground
4
Not used
5
DC Negative (–)
Output
1
2
3
4
5
Figure 2-17 The UPS Battery Pack Output Connector
Pinout
Pin
Signal
1
DC Positive (+)
2
UPS Battery Positive (+)
3
Chassis Ground
4
UPS Battery Negative (–)
5
DC Negative (–)
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UPS Battery Extension Cable Connectors
Input
1
2
3
4
5
Figure 2-18 The UPS Battery Extension Cable Input Connector
Pinout
Pin
Signal
1
DC Positive (+)
2
UPS Battery Positive (+)
3
Chassis Ground
4
UPS Battery Negative (–)
5
DC Negative (–)
Output
1
2
3
4
5
Figure 2-19 The UPS Battery Extension Cable Output Connector
Pinout
Pin
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Signal
1
DC Positive (+)
2
UPS Battery Positive (+)
3
Chassis Ground
4
UPS Battery Negative (–)
5
DC Negative (–)
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Antenna Connections
Note:
VX6’s are equipped with a radio and require an either an external or an internal
antenna. Some VX6’s may be equipped with a dual antenna option. For these VX6’s, an
external antenna must be connected to each antenna connector.
1. Antenna
2. Antenna Connector
1
2
Figure 2-20 2.4GHz Antennas
Spread Spectrum RF Antenna Connector Pin
VX6’s ordered with an external antenna option have either one or two antenna connectors located
on top of the unit. VX6’s ordered with the internal antenna option do not have an external
antenna connector.
Figure 2-21 RF Antenna SS Connector
Vehicle Remote Antenna Mount
The external antenna (or antennas) can be remotely mounted on the vehicle. Please refer to the
“Vehicle Remote Mount Antenna Installation Sheet” for details.
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Internal Antenna
If the internal antenna option is ordered, an antenna is mounted on the inside of the user access
panel cover.
Figure 2-22 Internal Antenna Cables
The internal antenna assembly has two antenna cables which are attached to the radio card.
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The QWERTY Keyboard
The QWERTY Keyboard
The VX6 has a QWERTY keyboard, available with a standard overlay, an IBM 3270 overlay or
an IBM 5250 overlay. These keyboards have 101 keyboard functions, including a numeric
keypad. Please refer to Appendix A, “Key Maps”, for keypress combinations.
ESC
CTRL
SHIFT
2ND
CAPS
BREAK
R/S
F1
F2
F3
@
!
|
E
;
\
A
ALT
$
#
W
%
T
F
G
F6
&
^
R
:
Z
C
X
V
O
.
N
P
PgUp
?
K
_
B
F9
)
I
J
~
SP
(
*
,
H
F8
F7
U
Y
‘
D
S
BKLT
F5
F4
L
Home
PgDn
CAPS
/
2nd
=
F10
INS
BKSP
ENTER
[
<
END
M
7
{
4
]
1
0
8
5
2
+
}
>
9
6
3
DEL
.
Figure 2-23 QWERTY Keyboard Standard
IBM 3270 Overlay
PA1
ESC
2ND
PA3
PA2
CAPS
BREAK
R/S
F1
F2
F3
BKLT
F5
F4
F6
@
!
Attn
SHIFT
|
$
#
W
E
;
\
%
R
^
T
&
:
‘
D
S
,
G
F
O
P
Z
2nd
=
7
8
+
9
INS
BKSP
{
4
5
}
6
K
L
ENTER
[
]
1
2
>
3
NL
C
X
PgUp
?
J
H
_
~
SP
)
I
.
Clr
ALT
/
E-Inp
(
*
U
Y
CAPS
F10
Del
SysReq
A
F9
Ins
Rst
CTRL
F8
F7
V
B
N
Home
PgDn
<
END
M
0
DEL
.
Figure 2-24 QWERTY Keyboard with IBM 3270 Overlay
IBM 5252 Overlay
ESC
2ND
CAPS
BREAK
R/S
F1
F2
F3
BKLT
F5
F4
F6
Dup
CTRL
@
!
Attn
SHIFT
|
E
;
S
%
R
^
T
&
:
D
‘
F
G
H
SP
.
J
X
C
V
B
N
/
2nd
=
7
8
+
9
P
INS
BKSP
Field Exit
PgUp
L
ENTER
[
{
4
]
1
5
2
}
>
6
3
Fld-
_
~
Z
)
O
?
K
NL
Clr
ALT
I
Fld+
,
CAPS
F10
E-Inp
(
*
U
Y
F9
Ins
Del
SysReq
\
A
$
#
W
F8
F7
Home
M
PgDn
END
<
0
DEL
.
Figure 2-25 QWERTY Keyboard with IBM 5250 Overlay
Note:
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Key Maps
The keyboard supports all 101 keyboard functions. However, because the keyboard only has 60
keys, all functions are not visible (or printed on the keyboard). Therefore the VX6 keyboard
supports what is called hidden keys -- keys that are accessible but not visible on the keyboard.
The hidden keys supported by the VX6 are listed in Appendix A, “Key Maps”.
Custom Key Maps
See Appendix A “Keymaps”, section titled “Creating Custom Keymaps for the VX6”.
To activate the Custom keymap, select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Keyboard icon. Select
the Custom keymap from the keyboard popup menu, and close the control panel with the OK
button. To return to the default keymap, select Preload or 0409 (depending on system software
revision) from the keymap popup and click OK.
Note:
VX6 and Custom Key Maps: before connecting to a host using Remote Desktop
Connection, go to Start | Settings | Control Panel | Keyboard and select Preload or 0409
(depending on system software revision) from the keymap popup. Click OK.
NumLock and the VX6
The keyboard does not have a NumLock indicator or key. By default, NumLock is On.
NumLock can be toggled On or Off using the <2nd> <SHIFT> <F10> keypress sequence.
For information on preserving NumLock configuration after a reboot, please see “Configuring
NumLock Behavior” in Chapter 4, “System Configuration”.
Keyboard Backlight
The LXE keyboard keys are backlit. The keyboard backlight and the display share the same
timer, which is configured in the Windows CE .NET Control Panel. When the display is On, the
keyboard backlight is also On. Please refer to “Power Management” later in this document for
information on configuring the timeout.
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The QWERTY Keyboard
Keyboard LEDs
The VX6 keyboard has two (2) LED indicators.
KLT
CAPS
F10
INS
BKSP
2nd
ENTER
/
=
[
<
END
7
4
1
1. CapsLock Mode LED
Indicator
2. Secondary Mode LED
Indicator
0
Figure 2-26 Keyboard LEDs
CAPS LED
This LED indicates the state of the keyboard CapsLock mode. If CapsLock is enabled this LED is
illuminated green. When CapsLock is off, the LED is dark.
D
CAPS
F1
B
Figure 2-27 The CapsLock Key
Press <2nd> then <F1> to toggle CapsLock On and Off.
The default value of CapsLock is “Off”.
For information on preserving CapsLock configuration after a reboot, please see “Configuring
CapsLock Behavior” in Chapter 4, “System Configuration”.
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Secondary Keys LED
The VX6 keyboard is equipped with several secondary keys. These keys are identified by the
superscripted text found on the keyboard keys. The secondary keys are accessible by using two
(2) keystrokes: the <2nd> key followed by the superscripted key.
C
2ND
C
Figure 2-28 The Secondary Key
Once the <2nd> state is enabled (by pressing the <2nd> key) the Secondary Mode LED is
illuminated and the <2nd> state is enabled until another key is pressed. The <2nd> key is toggled on
with a <2nd> keypress and then immediately off with another <2nd> keypress.
For example:
Press <2nd> and <F1> to turn CapsLock on and off.
Press <2nd> and <↑> to initiate the PgUp command.
Press <2nd> and <Q> to type the “!” key.
Press <2nd> and <BkSp> to enter the Insert (Ins) mode.
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The QWERTY Keyboard
Control Keys
The VX6 keyboard has several control keys, some of which are not used on the VX6.
Note:
The 2nd functions of the <F4> and <F5>keys are not used as the display brightness is
adjusted via the buttons on the control panel.
The 2nd functions of the <F6>, and <F7> keys are not used as the VX6 has TFT LCD
screen with no provision for contrast adjustments.
The 2nd functions of the <F8> and <F9> keys are not used as the sound volume on the
VX6 is controlled with the Volume and Sounds icon in the Microsoft Windows CE .NET
Control Panel.
The 2nd function of the <F10> key is not used as the display backlight timer also controls
the keyboard backlight.
1. Display Brightness
Control Keys (Not
used)
BKLT
R/S
F3
F4
F5
F6
F7
F8
F9
F10
2. Display Contrast
Control Keys (Not
used)
3. Speaker Volume
Control Keys (Not
used)
4. Backlight Control
Key (See above)
Figure 2-29 The VMT Keyboard Display Controls
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General Windows CE .NET Keyboard Shortcuts
Use the keyboard shortcuts in the chart below to navigate with the VX6 keyboard. These are
standard keyboard shortcuts for Windows CE .NET applications.
Press these keys …
To …
CTRL + C
Copy
CTRL + X
Cut
CTRL + V
Paste
CTRL + Z
Undo
DELETE
Delete
SHIFT with any of the arrow keys
Select more than one item in a window or on the
desktop, or select text within a document.
CTRL+A
Select all.
ALT+ESC
Cycle through items in the order they were opened.
CTRL+ESC
Display the Start menu.
ALT+Underlined letter in a menu
name
Display the corresponding menu.
Underlined letter in a command
name on an open menu
Carry out the corresponding command.
ESC
Cancel the current task.
The touchscreen provides equivalent functionality to a mouse:
•
A touch on the touchscreen is equivalent to a left mouse click.
•
Many items can be moved by the “drag and drop” method, touching the desired item,
moving the stylus across the screen and releasing the stylus in the desired location.
•
A double stylus tap is equivalent to a double click.
•
A touch and hold is equivalent to a right mouse click.
Note:
Some applications may not support this right click method. Please review
documentation for the application to see if it provides for right mouse click
configuration.
USB Keyboard/Mouse
A standard USB mouse can be attached to the VX6 using the appropriate dongle cable. A standard
USB keyboard can be attached to Platform 2 VX6’s using the appropriate dongle cable. The
dongle cable attaches to the VX6 and provides a USB connector. Please refer to documentation
provided with the USB keyboard and mouse for more information on their operation.
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To identify your VX6 platform type, please see “Identifying Your VX6”, earlier in
this chapter.
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The QWERTY Keyboard
Input Panel (Virtual Keyboard)
The Input Panel may be enabled via the Input Panel icon in the Control panel. The Input Panel
can be displayed as a large or small keyboard.
Figure 2-30 Small and Large Virtual Keyboards
Virtual keyboards display the actual character a keypress results in. For example, pressing the
<Shift> key on the virtual keyboard toggles the characters displayed on the keys between upper
and lower case. The <áü> key toggles the keys between standard and international symbols. The
<Shift> and <áü> keys can be used in combination for capitalized international characters.
Note:
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When the virtual keyboard is displayed, the physical keyboard is still active. Therefore it
is possible to input data from both keyboards.
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Enabling the Input Panel
The Input Panel is disabled by default. To enable the Input Panel, select Start | Settings |
Control Panel | Input Panel icon. Make sure the “Allow applications to change the input panel
state” checkbox is checked and warmboot the VX6.
Figure 2-31 Input Panel Properties
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The Display
The Display
The VX6 Display is a thin-film transistor display capable of supporting half screen SVGA+
graphics modes. Display size is 800 x 320 pixels. The display covering is designed to resist stains.
The touchscreen allows signature capture and touch input.
The display supports screen blanking to eliminate driver distraction when the vehicle is in motion.
Please see “Technical Specifications – Screen Blanking Cable” earlier in this chapter and “Screen
Blanking” in Chapter 4, System Configuration” for details.
Cleaning the Display
Keep fingers and rough or sharp objects away from the display. If the glass becomes soiled or
smudged, clean only with a standard household cleaner such as Windex® without vinegar or use
Isopropyl Alcohol. Do not use paper towels or harsh-chemical-based cleaning fluids since they
may result in damage to the glass surface. Use a clean, damp, lint-free cloth. Do not scrub optical
surfaces. If possible, clean only those areas which are soiled. Lint/particulates can be removed
with clean, filtered canned air.
Touchscreen
The touchscreen is a Resistive Panel with a scratch resistant finish that can detect touches by a
stylus, and translate them into computer commands. In effect, it simulates a computer mouse.
Only Delrin or plastic styluses should be used. A right mouse click is simulated by touching and
holding the screen for the appropriate time interval.
Note:
Always use the point of the stylus for tapping or making strokes on the display. Never use
an actual pen, pencil or sharp object to write on the touchscreen.
An extra or replacement stylus may be ordered from LXE. See the “Accessories” section for the
stylus part number.
Please refer to Chapter 4, “System Configuration” for more information on:
•
Calibrating the touchscreen
•
Disabling the touchscreen.
LXE offers a replaceable touchscreen protective film to protect the touchscreen when the VX6 is
used in an abrasive environment. For information on installing or removing the protective film,
please refer to the “VX6 User’s Guide”.
Touchscreen Heater
Extended temperature versions of the VX6 contain a touchscreen heater. The touchscreen heater
can be disabled on Platform 2 VX6’s when not needed. Please see “Disabling the Touchscreen
Heater” in Chapter 4, “System Configuration”.
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PCMCIA, CF and SD Slots
The VX6 has two PCMCIA slots, one Compact Flash slot and one Secure Digital slot. The
PCMCIA slots are stacked on top of each other and located on the right hand side of the opening.
The PCMCIA slots support the Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
(PCMCIA) 2.1 standards. The upper slot is designated as Slot A and the lower slot is designated
as Slot B.
Slot A accepts Type I or II PCMCIA cards. If a radio card is used, it must be installed in Slot A to
prevent damage to the internal radio cables. LXE supports only Type II 2.4GHz Spread Spectrum
radios.
Slot B accepts Type I or II PCMCIA cards.
The PCMCIA slots may be disabled by the user. To enable or disable a PCMCIA slot, select
Start | Settings | Control Panel | PCMCIA icon.
The center slot is a Compact Flash slot, containing the CF ATA hard drive. This drive contains
the operating system and settings.
The left slot is used for Secure Digital (SD) memory cards.
SD
CF ATA
PCMCIA A
PCMCIA B
4
1. SD Card Slot
2. Compact Flash Hard
Drive
1
2
3
3. PCMCIA Slots
Figure 2-32 The PCMCIA and ATA Slots
PCMCIA Slots
Slot A and B PCMCIA Card Management is handled by Microsoft Windows CE .NET. The
PCMCIA cards are Plug and Play devices and can be “hot swapped”. For more details, refer to
the Windows CE .NET help screens or refer to the documentation delivered with the PCMCIA
card.
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Although cards in the PCMCIA slot may be hot swapped, the VX6 is not environmentally
sealed while the access panel cover is removed to hot swap PCMCIA cards.
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PCMCIA Pinout
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
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Signal
GND
D3
D4
D5
D6
D7
-CE1
A10
-OE
A11
A9
A8
A13
A14
-WE
RDY/-IREQ
SLOT_VCC
SLOT-VPP
A16
A15
A12
A7
A6
A5
A4
A3
A2
A1
A0
D0
D1
D2
WP/A_-IOIS16
GND
Pin
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
Signal
12V_RF_POWER
-CDI
D11
D12
D13
D14
D15
-CE2
n.c. or VS1#
-IORD
-IOWR
A17
A18
A19
A20
A21
SLOT_VCC
SLOT_VPP
A22
A23
A24
A25
n.c. or VS2#
RESET
-WAIT
-INPACK
-REG
BVD2/-SPKR
BDV1/-STSCHG
D8
D9
D10
-CD2
GND
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Install PCMCIA Cards
Equipment Needed: Phillips No. 1 screwdriver and a Torque wrench capable of measuring to 9±1
inch pounds (1.016±.11 N/m).
Note:
The example below details installing a 2.4GHz radio card.
PCMCIA cards is similar, except there is no antenna.
Installation of other
Install the 2.4GHz Type II PCMCIA Radio
The LXE Model VX6 Vehicle Mount Computer is specifically for use with LXE
Model 6726, 6816 and 6830 2.4GHz Type II PCMCIA radios. Substitution of
other PCMCIA radios will void the FCC, Industry Canada and other
international radio certifications for the Model VX6 Vehicle Mount Computer
and is strictly prohibited.
Caution
!
1.
Turn the VX6 off and detach the power cable.
2.
Loosen the three (3) Phillips head screws securing the access panel cover so the cover can
be removed. The screws are a captive part of the cover and cannot be removed.
Partially insert the 2.4GHz Type II PCMCIA Radio into Slot A (the upper right slot).
Caution
Slot A MUST BE used for the radio card. Installing a radio card in Slot B can
result in pinching or other damage to the internal antenna cable.
!
SD
CF ATA
PCMCIA A
PCMCIA B
Radio Card
Figure 2-33 Inserting the 2.4GHz Type II PCMCIA Radio
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3.
Before completely inserting the 2.4GHz Radio, connect the Antenna Cable to the 2.4GHz
Radio, using the port(s) indicated below:
Note:
Radio cards for single antenna units may have the unused antenna port covered
with tape.
The internal antenna is a dual (diversity) antenna.
Cisco Radio Card
Hold the radio card with the Cisco logo label facing up. Connect the antenna cable(s) as
follows:
•
•
Cisco radio with single antenna – Connect antenna cable to right port, as shown
below.
Cisco radio with dual antennas – Connect antenna cables to both ports.
CISCO SYSTEMS
CISCO AIRONET 350 SERIES
WIRELESS LAN ADAPTER
Right Port
Left Port
Figure 2-34 Cisco Antenna Cable Connections
Symbol 11Mb Radio Card
Hold the radio card with the Symbol logo label facing up. Connect the antenna cable(s) as
follows:
•
•
Symbol 11Mb radio with single antenna – Connect antenna cable to Port A (left
port), as shown below.
Symbol 11Mb radio with dual antennas – Connect antenna cables to both ports.
Spectrum24®
High Rate 11 Mbps
Wireless LAN Adapter
IEEE 802.11b
Port A
Port B
Figure 2-35 Symbol 11Mb Antenna Cable Connections
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Summit CF Radio Card
The Summit CF radio is installed on a PCMCIA adapter. Hold the radio card with the
antenna ports facing down. Connect the antenna cable(s) as follows:
•
•
Summit radio with single antenna – Connect antenna cable to Main port.
Auxiliary port is not used.
Summit radio with dual antennas – Connect antenna cables to both Main and
Auxiliary ports.
Main
Port
Auxiliary
Port
Figure 2-36 Summit Antenna Cable Connections
4.
Now complete the insertion of the 2.4GHz Type II PCMCIA Radio into the slot.
Note:
When this process is complete, reattach the access cover screws using a torque
wrench capable of measuring to 9±1 inch pounds (1.016±.11 N/m). The screws
must be fastened to 9 inch pounds each. The screws require a Phillips size 1
driver head.
5.
Re-connect the power cord/cable and turn the VX6 on.
6.
For VX6’s with a Summit radio, review RX Diversity and TX Diversity on the Global
Settings tab of the Summit Client Utility to ensure these settings correspond to the VX6’s
antenna configuration.
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CF Card Slot
This slot contains the Compact Flash (CF) hard drive.
!
The operating system and settings are stored on the CF card. The VX6 cannot
operate without this card. Cards in this slot CANNOT be hot swapped.
Replace a CF Card
1.
Turn the VX6 off and detach the power cable.
2.
Loosen the three (3) Phillips head screws securing the access panel cover so the cover
can be removed. The screws are a captive part of the cover and cannot be removed.
3.
Remove the card currently installed present in the CF slot and replace it with the new CF
card. The replacement CF card must contain the operating system in order for the VX6
to operate.
SD
CF ATA
PCMCIA A
PCMCIA B
CF Card
Figure 2-37 Inserting the CF ATA Card
4.
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Note:
The tethered access panel cover is not shown in the illustration above.
Note:
When this process is complete, reattach the access cover screws using a torque
wrench capable of measuring to 9±1 inch pounds (1.016±.11 N/m). The screws
must be fastened to 9 inch pounds each. The screws require a Phillips size 1
driver head.
Re-connect the power cord/cable and turn the VX6 on.
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SD Card Slot
The slot accepts a Secure Digital (SD) memory card. The card in this slot can be hot swapped.
Note:
Although cards in the SD slot may be hot swapped, the VX6 is not environmentally
sealed while the access panel cover is removed to hot swap cards.
Install an SD Card
1.
Turn the VX6 off and detach the power cable.
2.
Loosen the three (3) Phillips head screws securing the access panel cover so the cover
can be removed. The screws are a captive part of the cover and cannot be removed.
3.
Insert the card into the ATA SD. This slot accepts an SD memory card only.
SD
CF ATA
PCMCIA A
PCMCIA B
SD Card
Figure 2-38 Inserting the SD ATA Card
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The tethered access panel cover is not shown in the illustration above.
Note:
When this process is complete, reattach the access cover screws using a torque
wrench capable of measuring to 9±1 inch pounds (1.016±.11 N/m). The screws
must be fastened to 9 inch pounds each. The screws require a Phillips size 1
driver head.
Re-connect the power cord/cable and turn the VX6 on.
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Chapter 3 Power Supply
Introduction
AC to DC power input for the VX6 is delivered via an optional external power supply. See
“External Power Supply”.
Vehicle power input for the VX6 is 12V to 80V DC nominal and is accepted without the need to
perform any manual operation within the VX6. See “Vehicle 12-80VDC Direct Connection”. An
optional uninterruptible power supply (UPS) battery can be used with the vehicle DC power
supply.
Power input is fused for protection and the fuse is externally accessible on the VX6.
External Power Supply
1
2
1. AC Input Cable
(US only)
2. DC Output Cable
Figure 3-1 Optional Power Supply Cable
In North America, this unit is intended for use with a UL Listed ITE power supply with
output rated 12 – 80 VDC, minimum 75 W. Outside North America, this unit is intended
for use with an IEC certified ITE power supply with output rated 12 – 80 VDC, minimum
75 W.
The external power supply may be connected to either a 120V, 60Hz supply or, outside North
America, to a 230V, 50Hz supply, using the appropriate detachable cordset. In all cases, connect
the external AC supply to a properly grounded source of supply provided with maximum 15 Amp
overcurrent protection (10 Amp for 230V circuits).
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Instructions for using this configuration are contained in “VX6 User’s Guide” section
titled “Installation”.
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External Power Supply
Specifications
Feature
Specification
Dimensions
3.40” x 5.87” x 2.00”
Weight
<3.0 pounds
Input Power Switch
None
Power “ON” Indicator
None
Input Fusing
None
Input Voltage
90VAC min - 264VAC max
Input Frequency
47 - 63 Hz
Input Surge Current
50 Amps max @ 264VAC input
Input Connector
Standard IEC input power cord
(included with US units only)
Output Connector
3 pin female connector
Output Voltage
+24VDC
Output Voltage
Tolerance
+/- 8%, measured at the end of the output
power cable
Output Current
0 Amps min, 1.87 Amps max
Safety and Emissions
Compliance
FCC, Part 15, Radio Frequency Devices,
Class B.
EN 55022
UL1950 and IEC 950
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Environmental Specifications
The AC to DC adapter will withstand the following environmental characteristics:
Feature
Specification
Operating Temperature
see VX6 Environmental Specifications
Storage Temperature
see VX6 Environmental Specifications
Humidity
Operates in a relative humidity of:
5 – 95% (non-condensing)
ESD Immunity
Per IEC 801-1
CMOS Battery
The LXE VX6 has a permanent 190 mAh Lithium battery installed to maintain time, date and
CMOS setup information. The lithium battery is not user serviceable and should last five years
with normal use before it requires replacement.
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Vehicle 12-80VDC Direct Connection
Vehicle 12-80VDC Direct Connection
Note:
Instructions for using this configuration are contained in “VX6 User’s Guide” section
titled “Installation”.
1. To Vehicle Battery
1
GND
+
-
2. To Vehicle
Mounted Device
or UPS Battery
Pack
2
3
3. Green (GND)
6
4
4. Red / White (DC+)
5
5. Red / Black (DC-)
6. 12 – 80 VDC
Figure 3-2 Direct Vehicle Power Connection Cable (12 Ft.)
1. Vehicle Electrical
System
2. 5 Amp Slow
Blow Fuse
1
2
3
3. DC +
6
4. DC -
7
4
5. Vehicle Chassis
8
5
6. Red / White
7. Red /Black
8. Green
Figure 3-3 Connecting the Power Cable to the Vehicle
Note:
Correct electrical polarity is required for safe and proper installation. Connecting the
cable to the VX6 with the polarity reversed will cause the VX6’s fuse to be blown. See the
following table for wire color-coding specifics.
Wiring color codes for LXE supplied DC input power cabling:
Vehicle Supply
Wire Color
+12 - 80VDC
(DC +)
Red with White Stripe
Return
(DC -)
Red with Black Stripe
Vehicle Chassis
(GND)
Green
Figure 3-4 Vehicle Connection Wiring Color Codes
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VX6 Input Power Specifications
Feature
Specification
DC Input Voltage
12 - 80 VDC
Input Current
3.5 Amps
Input Fuse
10A Time Delay
Input Power Switch
SPST 6 Amp 125VDC
Power Adapter Cable
LXE offers an adapter cable (part no. 9000A077CBLPWRADPTR) to adapt certain VX1, VX2 or
VX4 DC power supplies to the VX6. Please read and follow all cautions in the “VX6 User’s
Guide” to determine if your present power supply can be used with the VX6.
1. VX6 Connector
2. VX1/2/4 Power
Supply Connector
1
2
Figure 3-5 Power Adapter Cable, VX1/2/4 to VX6
Caution:
!
Caution:
!
Caution:
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For use only with VX1/2/4 DC power cables with yellow colored cable containing
18AWG wires.
Do not use this cable with VX1/2/4 DC power cables with gray colored cable
containing 22AWG wires. These power cables must be replaced with a VX5/6/7
power cable.
When a DC power cable that is eight feet or longer is in a 12V application, there
may be an excessive voltage drop over the longer cable. If this occurs, a new
power cable is required.
Do not use this adapter with AC power supplies originally designed for the 1380,
1390, VX1, VX2 or VX4. These power supplies do not have sufficient power for
the VX6.
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Fuse
Fuse
The VX6 uses a 100V, 10A time delay (slow blow), high current interrupting rating fuse that is
externally accessible and user replaceable. Should it need replacement, replace with same size,
rating and type of fuse – Littlefuse 0234010 or Optifuse MSC-10A (5x20mm).
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.
CAUTION: For continues protection against risk of fire,
replace only with same type and rating of fuse.
This Class A digital apparatus complies with
Canadian ICE-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la Classe A est
confirme là norme NMB-003 du Canada
ATTENTION: Pour ne pas compromette la preotection
contre les risques d'incendie, remplacer par un fusible
de mmes
ê
types de mmes
ê caractristques
é
nominales.
TENT 5862393
1. Fuse
AUDIO
INPUT:
12-80VDC
6A 72W
ETHERNET /
USB
2. Twist in this
direction to
remove
T10A, 125V
1
2
3. Twist in this
direction to insert
3
Figure 3-6 Fuse Replacement
Caution:
Fuse has voltage on it even when power is off. Always disconnect input power
before changing fuse.
!
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Chapter 4 System Configuration
Introduction
There are several different aspects to the setup and configuration of the VX6. Many of the setup
and configuration settings are dependent upon the optional features such as hardware and software
installed on the unit. The examples found in this chapter are to be used as examples only, the
configuration of your specific VX6 computer may vary. The following sections provide a general
reference for the configuration of the VX6 and some of its optional features.
Windows CE .NET 4.2
For general use instruction, please refer to commercially available Windows CE
.NET user’s guides or the Windows CE .NET on-line Help application installed with
the VX6.
This chapter’s contents assume the system administrator is familiar with Microsoft Windows
options and capabilities loaded on most standard Windows computers.
Therefore, the sections that follow describe only those Windows capabilities that are unique to the
VX6 and its Windows CE .NET environment.
2.4 GHz Radio Configuration
All 2.4GHz radio configuration is included in Chapter 5, “Wireless Network Configuration”.
Warmboot
A warmboot reboots the computer without erasing any registry data. However, any applications
installed to RAM are lost, as is all data in RAM. This happens because the operating system is
stored on the flash drive, but must be loaded into RAM to run.
All registry configurations are automatically preserved. Any applications stored as .CAB files in
the System directory and configured in the registry to persist are reinstalled on boot up by the
Launch utility.
Coldboot
A coldboot reboots the computer, erases all registry data and returns the computer to factory
default settings. In order to be preserved, applications and data must be stored in the System
folder. Registry information is not preserved. Only factory default applications and drivers stored
as .CAB files in the System directory are loaded by Launch.
A cold boot is initiated by running the Coldboot application in the \Windows directory. This
application automatically cold boots the VX6, erasing any customer applied registry changes and
returning the VX6 to its factory settings.
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Installed Software
Installed Software
When you order a VX6 you receive the software files required by the separate programs needed
for operation and radio communication. The files are loaded by LXE and stored in subdirectories
in the VX6.
This section lists the contents of the subdirectories and the general function of the files. Files
installed in each VX6 are specific to the intended function of the VX6.
Files installed in each VX6 configured for an RF environment contain PCMCIA card radio
specific drivers – the drivers for each type of radio are specific to the manufacturer (e.g. Summit,
Cisco, Symbol) for the radios installed in the RF environment and are not interchangeable.
Software Load
The software loaded on the VX6 computer consists of Windows CE .NET 4.2 OS, hardwarespecific OEM Adaptation Layer, device drivers, Internet Explorer 6.0 for Windows CE browser
and utilities. The software supported by the VX6 is summarized below:
Operating System
•
Microsoft CE .NET version 4.2.
Radio Drivers
•
Note:
Only one radio is installed in the VX6 at any one time. The 2.4GHz type of PC radio
card resident on the VX6 determines the type of radio driver running on the VX6.
Please contact your LXE representative to get access to CAB files as they are released by
LXE.
Software Applications
The following applications are included:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
WordPad (was PocketWord in previous versions of Windows CE)
Pocket Inbox
Word Viewer
Excel Viewer
PDF Viewer
Image Viewer
Scanner Wedge (LXE developed)
Transcriber
Media Player
Internet Explorer
Note that the viewer applications allow viewing documents, but not editing them.
Java (Optional)
Installed by LXE. Files can be accessed by tapping Start | Programs | JEM-CE. Doubletap the
EVM icon to open the EVM Console. A folder of Java examples and Plug-ins is also installed
with the Java option. LXE does not support Java applications running on the mobile device.
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Desktop
For general use instruction, please refer to commercially available CE .NET user’s
guides or the CE .NET on-line Help application installed with the VX6.
The VX6 Desktop appearance is similar to that of a desktop PC running Windows 95, 98, NT,
2000 or XP.
At a minimum, it has the following icons that can be double tapped with the stylus to access My
Computer, Internet Explorer, and the Recycle Bin.
At the bottom of the screen is the Start button. Clicking the Start Button causes the Start Menu to
pop up. It contains the standard Windows menu options: Programs, Favorites, Documents,
Settings, Help, and Run.
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Desktop Icon
Function
My Computer
Access files and programs.
Recycle Bin
Storage for files that are to be deleted.
Internet Explorer
Connect to the Internet/intranet (requires radio card and Internet Service
Provider – ISP enrollment is not available from LXE).
My Documents
Storage for downloaded files / applications.
Start
Access programs, select from the Favorites listing, documents last
worked on, change/view settings for the control panel or taskbar, on-line
help or run programs.
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Desktop
My Computer Folders
Folder
Description
Preserved upon Reboot?
System
Internal ATA Card (64 or 128 Meg total,
minimum 28 Meg free for User
Applications)
Yes
Network
Mounted network drive
No
Storage Card
PCMCIA
No
Media Card
SD
No
Windows
Operating System in ROM
No
Program Files
Applications
No
Application Data
Data saved by running applications
No
My Documents
Storage for downloaded files / applications
No
Temp
Location for temporary files
No
Folders Copies at Startup
The following folders are copied on startup:
System\Desktop => Windows\Desktop
System\Favorites => Windows\Favorites
System\Fonts
=> Windows\Fonts
System\Help
=> Windows\Help
System\Programs => Windows\Programs
This function copies only the directory contents, no sub-folders.
The following folders are NOT copied on startup:
Windows\AppMgr
Windows\Recent
Windows\Startup
Because copying these has no effect on the system or an incorrect effect.
Files in the Startup folder are executed, but only from System\Startup. Windows\Startup is parsed
too early in the boot process so it has no effect.
Executables in System\Startup must be the actual executable, not a shortcut, because shortcuts are
not parsed by launch.
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Start Menu Program Options
The following options represent the factory default program installation. Your system may be
different based on the software and hardware options purchased.
Access:
Start | Programs
Cisco
Set Cisco radio / network parameters
(Please see Chapter 5, “Wireless Network Configuration” for details)
Summit
Set Summit radio / network parameters
(Please see Chapter 5, “Wireless Network Configuration” for details)
Communication
Stores Network communication options
ActiveSync
Transfer files between a VX6 and a desktop computer
Connect
Run this command after setting up a connection
Start FTP Server
Stop FTP Server
Microsoft File Viewers
Excel Viewer
View downloaded files (see Note)
View Excel 97 / 2000 / 2002 documents
Image Viewer
View BMP, JPEG and PNG images
PDF Viewer
View Adobe Acrobat documents
Word Viewer
View Word 97 / 2000 / 2002 and RTF files
Command Prompt
The command line interface in a separate window
Inbox
Microsoft Outlook mail inbox.
Internet Explorer
Access web pages on the world wide Internet
Media Player
Music management program
Microsoft WordPad
Opens an ASCII notepad
Remote Desktop Connection
Log on to a Windows Terminal Server.
Transcriber
Enter data using the stylus on the touchscreen.
Windows Explorer
File management program
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Communication
Access:
Start | Programs | Communication
ActiveSync
Once a relationship (partnership) has been established with Connect, ActiveSync will synchronize
using the radio link on the VX6. See also: Chapter 1 “Introduction”, section “ActiveSync – Initial
Setup”.
Requirement:
ActiveSync version 3.7 (or higher) must be resident on the host (desktop/laptop)
computer. ActiveSync is available from the Microsoft website. Follow their
instructions to locate, download and install ActiveSync on your desktop
computer.
For more information about using ActiveSync on your desktop computer, open ActiveSync, then
open ActiveSync Help. See also section titled “Backup VX6 Files using ActiveSync” for more
ActiveSync information.
Synchronizing from the VX6 using a USB ActiveSync connection:
You must have set up ActiveSync on your desktop computer and completed the first
synchronization process before you initiate synchronization from your device.
1.
To initiate synchronization from your device, connect the USB cable to the PC and to the
dongle cable on the VX6. The VX6 connects automatically.
2.
Click the Sync Now button to synchronize with the PC.
3.
Click the Disconnect button or remove the cable to disconnect.
4.
To modify the Synchronization settings, see the Options icon on the ActiveSync window on
the desktop PC.
Synchronizing from the VX6 using Serial or RF connection:
You must have set up ActiveSync on your desktop computer and completed the first
synchronization process before you initiate synchronization from your device.
1.
To initiate synchronization from your device, tap Start | Programs | Communication |
ActiveSync to begin the process.
2.
Click the Connect button.
3.
Tap the Sync Now button to synchronize with the PC.
4.
Tap the Disconnect button to disconnect.
5.
To modify the Synchronization settings, see the Options icon on the ActiveSync window on
the desktop PC.
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Connect
Connect is used to initiate a hardwired connection to a host. Several pre-defined connect setups
are included in the factory setup:
•
COM1 direct connect at 57600 or 115200 baud
•
COM3 1 direct connect at 57600 or 115200 baud
•
USB direct connect
The default connect setup is USB direct connect.
After a connect setup is selected, Start | Programs | Communication | Connect will start to
connect to a host. After this connection is made and an ActiveSync relationship established, the
ActiveSync menu item can be used to establish the connection over the radio link.
See Also: “Important Information – Cold Boot and Loss of Host Re-connection”
Start FTP Server / Stop FTP Server
These shortcuts call the Services Manager to start and stop the FTP server. The server defaults to
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Command Prompt
Access:
Start | Programs | Command Prompt
Figure 4-1 Pocket CMD Prompt Screen
Type help at the command prompt for a list of available commands.
Exit the Command Prompt by typing exit at the command prompt or select File | Close.
Inbox
Access:
Start | Programs | Inbox
This option requires a connection to a mail server. There are a few changes in the CE .NET
version of Inbox as it relates to the general desktop Windows PC Microsoft Outlook Inbox
options. Click the “?” button to access Inbox Help. ActiveSync can be used to transfer messages
between the VX6 inbox and a desktop inbox.
Internet Explorer
Access:
Start | Programs | Internet Explorer
This option requires a radio card and an Internet Service Provider. There are a few changes in the
CE .NET version of Internet Explorer as it relates to the general desktop Windows PC Internet
Explorer options. Click the “?” button to access Internet Explorer Help.
Media Player
Access:
Start | Programs | Media Player
There are few changes in the CE .NET version of Media Player as it relates to the general desktop
Windows PC Microsoft Media Player options. Click the “?” button to access Media Player Help.
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Remote Desktop Connection
Access:
Start | Programs | Remote Desktop Connection
There are few changes in the CE .NET version of Remote Desktop Connection as it relates to the
general desktop Windows PC Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection options.
Select a computer from the drop down list or enter a host name and tap the Connect button.
Tap the Options >> button to access the General, Display, Local Resources, Programs and
Experience tabs. Click the “?” button to access Remote Desktop Connection Help.
Note:
VX6 and Custom Key Maps: before connecting to a host using Remote Desktop
Connection, go to Start | Settings | Control Panel | Keyboard and select Preload or 0409
(depending on system software revision) from the keymap popup. Click OK.
Transcriber
Access:
Start | Programs | Transcriber
Select Transcriber on the Start | Programs menu. To make changes to the Transcriber
application, enable or disable the current Transcriber session, etc., click the “hand with a pen”
icon in the toolbar. Click the “?” button or the Help button to access Transcriber Help.
Windows Explorer
Access:
Start | Programs | Windows Explorer
There are a few changes in the CE .NET version of Windows Explorer as it relates to the general
desktop PC Windows Explorer options. Click the “?” button to access Windows Explorer Help.
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Taskbar
Access:
Start | Settings | Taskbar and Start Menu
Factory Default Settings
Always on Top
Enabled
Auto hide
Disabled
Show Clock
Enabled
There are a few changes in the CE .NET version of Taskbar as it relates to the general desktop PC
Windows Taskbar options.
When the taskbar is auto hidden, press the Ctrl key then the Esc key to make the Start button
appear.
Figure 4-2 Taskbar Properties
Advanced Tab
Expand Control Panel
Tap the checkbox to have the Control Panel folders appear in drop down menu format from the
Settings | Control Panel menu option.
Clear Contents of Document Folder
Tap the Clear button to remove the contents of the Document folder.
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Control Panel Options
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel or My Computer | Control Panel
Getting Help
Please click the “?” box to get Help when changing Control Panel options.
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Option
Function
About
Displays hardware and software details.
Accessibility
Customize the way the keyboard, display or mouse functions.
Administrator
Control
AppLock configuration. (See Chapter 6, “AppLock”.)
Aironet Client Utility
Set the parameters for a Cisco radio. (See section “Start Menu
Program Options”, only present if Cisco radio software installed.)
Certificates
Manage digital certificates used for secure communication.
Date/Time
Set Date, Time, Time Zone, and Daylight Savings.
Dialing
Set dialup properties for internal modems (not supplied/supported by
LXE).
Display
Set background graphic, color scheme appearance, and power scheme
properties.
Input Panel
Select the current key / data input method.
Internet Options
Set General, Connection, Security and Advanced options for Internet
connectivity.
Keyboard
Set key repeat delay and key repeat rate.
Mixer
Adjust the volume, record gain, and sidetone for microphone input.
Mouse
Set the double-click sensitivity for stylus taps on the touchscreen.
Network and Dial
Up Options
Set network driver properties and network access properties.
Owner
Set VX6 owner details.
Password
Set VX6 access password properties.
PC Connection
Control the connection between the VX6 and a local desktop or laptop
computer.
PCMCIA
Manage PCMCIA cards.
Power
Displays the status of all power managed devices.
Regional Settings
Set appearance of numbers, currency, time and date based on regional
and language settings.
Remove Programs
Remove user installed programs in their entirety.
Scanner
Set scanner keyboard wedge, scanner icon appearance, active scanner
port, and scan key settings. Assign baud rate, parity, stop bits and data
bits for available COM ports.
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Option
Function
Storage Manager
Manage storage devices, create partitions.
Stylus
Set double tap sensitivity properties and/or calibrate the touch panel.
System
Review System and Computer data and revision levels. Adjust Storage
and Program memory settings.
Volume and Sounds
Set volume parameters and assign sound wav files to CE .NET events.
About
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | About
Displays hardware and software details.
Tab Title
Contents
Software
GUID, Windows CE Version, OAL Version, Bootloader Version, Compile
Version, FPGA Version and Language
Hardware
CPU Type, Codec Type, FPGA Version, Scanner type, Display, Flash memory,
and DRAM memory
Versions
LXE Utilities, LXE Drivers, LXE Image, LXE API, and Internet Explorer
Network IP
Current network connection IP and MAC address.
User application version information can be shown in the Version window. Version window
information is taken from the registry.
Modify the Registry using the Registry Editor (see section titled “VX6 Utilities”). LXE
recommends caution when editing the Registry and also recommends making a backup copy of
the registry before changes are made.
The registry settings for the Version window are under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \
LXE \ Version in the registry.
Create a new string value under this key. The string name should be the Application name to
appear in the Version window. The data for the value should be the version number to appear in
the Version window.
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Language and Fonts
The Software tab displays any fonts built into the OS image.
Figure 4-3 About Properties, Software
The fonts built into the OS image are noted in the Language section of this tab:
•
English only – No additional fonts are built into the OS
•
Japanese
•
Simplified Chinese
•
Traditional Chinese
•
Korean
The above listed Asian fonts are ordered separately and built-in to the VX6 OS image. Built-in
fonts are added to registry entries and are available immediately upon startup. Thai, Hebrew,
Arabic and Cyrillic Russian fonts are available in the (English only) default (extended) fonts.
When an Asian font is copied into the fonts folder on the /System folder; the font works for Asian
web pages, the font works with RFTerm, the font does not work for Asian options in Regional
Settings control panel, the font does not work for naming desktop icons with Asian names, the
font does not work for third-party .NET applications, the font does not work for some third-party
MFC applications.
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Identifying Software Versions
The “Versions” tab displays the versions of many of the software programs installed. Not all
installed software installed on the VX6 is included in this list and the list varies depending on the
applications loaded on the VX6. The LXE Image line displays the revision of the system software
installed. Please refer to the last three digits to determine the revision level (i.e.: in the example
below, the revision level is 2BT).
Figure 4-4 About Properties, Versions
Radio MAC Address
The “Network IP” tab displays the MAC address of the radio card.
Figure 4-5 About Properties, Network IP
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Accessibility
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Accessibility
Customize the way the keyboard, sound, display, mouse, automatic reset and notification sound
function. There is no change from general desktop Accessibility options. Adjust the settings and
click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
Figure 4-6 Accessibility Properties, Keyboard
Note:
The StickyKeys option SHOULD NOT be used on the VX6. It does not work for the
integrated VX6 keyboard.
If the ToggleKeys option is selected, please note that Scroll Lock key does not produce a sound as
the CapsLock and NumLock keys do. This is due to a limitation in the Microsoft Windows CE
.NET operating system.
.
Figure 4-7 Accessibility Properties, Sound
If the SoundSentry option is selected, please note that Scroll Lock does not produce a visual
warning as the CapsLock and NumLock keys do. This is due to a limitation in the Microsoft
Windows CE .NET operating system.
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Administrator Control
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | PC Connection
Use this option to set parameters for computers intended to be used as dedicated, single
application devices. In other words, only the application or feature specified in the AppLock
configuration by the Administrator is available to the user.
LXE devices with the AppLock feature are shipped to boot in Administration mode with no
default password, thus when the device is first booted, the user has full access to the device and no
password prompt is displayed. After the administrator specifies an application to lock, a password
is assigned and the device is rebooted or the hotkey is pressed, the device switches to end-user
mode.
AppLock also contains a component which sets configuration parameters as specified by the
Administrator.
To set the AppLock parameters, please see Chapter 6, “AppLock” for details.
Certificates
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Certificates
Manage digital certificates used for secure communication.
Lists the Stored certificates trusted by the VX6 user. These values may change based on the type
of radio security resident in the client, access point or the host system.
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Date/Time
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Date/Time Icon
Set Date, Time, Time Zone, and Daylight Savings.
Factory Default Settings
Current Time
Midnight
Time Zone
GMT-05:00
Daylight Savings Disabled
Figure 4-8 Date/Time Properties
There is little change from general desktop PC Date/Time Properties options. Adjust the settings
and click the OK box or the Apply button to save the changes. The changes take effect
immediately. Double tapping the time displayed in the Taskbar causes this display to appear.
If an Internet connection is available, click the Sync button to synchronize time with a time server.
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GrabTime can be executed manually at any time by clicking the Sync button on this
control panel.
•
GrabTime can be configured to synchronize the time at boot up. Please see
“Enabling GrabTime”, later in this chapter, for details.
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Dialing
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Dialing
Figure 4-9 Dialing
Set dialup properties for internal modems (not supplied/supported by LXE). Tap the “?” and
follow the instructions in Help.
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Display
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Display Icon
Set background graphic, color scheme appearance, and power scheme properties.
Factory Default Settings
Background
Tile
Appearance
Scheme:
Backlight
Battery Auto Turn Off
Idle Time
External Auto Turn Off
Idle Time
Windows CE
Disable
Windows Standard
Enabled
30 seconds
Enabled
2 minutes
Background
There is no change from general desktop PC Display Properties / Background options. Adjust the
settings and click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
Appearance
No change from general desktop PC Display Properties / Appearance options. Adjust the settings
and click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately. The default is
Windows Standard.
Backlight
Figure 4-10 Display Properties / Backlight Tab
Adjust the settings and click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect
immediately. When the backlight timer expires, the display, display backlight and keyboard
backlight are all turned off.
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mounted is in motion. This feature required a serial cable connection and is enabled
using the Scanner control panel. Please see “Screen Blanking”, later in this chapter, for
details.
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Input Panel
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Input Panel
Select the current key / data input method.
Factory Default Settings
Input Method
Allow applications to
change input panel state
Keys
Use gestures
Keyboard
Disabled
Small keys
Disabled
Figure 4-11 Input Panel Properties
Use this option to make the Soft Keyboard or the keypad primarily available when entering data.
Selecting Keyboard enables both.
The Input Panel is disabled by default. To enable the input panel, make sure the checkbox for
“Allow applications to change input panel state” is checked and warmboot the VX6.
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Internet Options
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Internet Options
Set General, Connection, Security and Advanced options for Internet connectivity.
Factory Default Settings
General
Start Page
Search Page
Cache Size
Connection
Use LAN
Autodial Name
Proxy Server
Security
Allow cookies
Allow TLS 1.0 security
Allow SSL 2.0 security
Allow SSL 3.0 security
Warn when switching
Advanced
Display web images
Play web sounds
Enable web scripting
Display script error note
Underline links
http://www.lxe.com/
http://www.google.com
512 Kb
Disabled
Blank
Disabled
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
Never
Select a tab. Adjust the settings and click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take
effect immediately.
Keyboard
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Keyboard Icon
Set key repeat delay and key repeat rate.
Factory Default Settings
Repeat
Enable
Delay
Short
Rate
Slow
Key Map
Preload or 0409
There is no change from general desktop PC Keyboard Properties options. Adjust the settings and
click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
When new key maps are added to the registry, they will appear in the Key Map dropdown list on
the Keyboard Panel.
These values do not affect virtual keyboard taps.
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Mixer
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Mixer Icon
Adjust the volume, record gain, and sidetone for microphone input.
Factory Default Settings
Master Volume 0dB
Record Gain
22.5dB
Sidetone
12.0dB
Input
None
Figure 4-12 Mixer
Select the Input for the mixer. Move the sliders to adjust the decibel level. Tap OK to save the
settings.
Note:
Set Input to “None” when using stereo headphones. Set Input to “Mic1” when using a
mono headset with microphone.
Mouse
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Mouse
Set the double-click sensitivity for stylus taps on the touchscreen.
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Network and Dialup Connections
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Network and Dialup Connections
Create a dialup, direct, or VPN connection on the VX6.
To configure the VX6 to use DHCP or a fixed IP address, select the desired connection. The
default is to obtain an IP address via DHCP.
A static IP address can be assigned by clicking the Specify an IP address radio button and entering
the desired IP address, subnet mask and gateway.
Figure 4-13 Network Connection Properties
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Owner
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Owner Icon
Set VX6 owner details.
Factory Default Settings
Identification
Blank
Notes
Blank
There is no change from general desktop PC Owner Properties display. Enter the information and
click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
Figure 4-14 Owner Properties
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Password
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Password Icon
Set VX6 access/power up password properties.
Factory Default Settings
Password
Blank
At Power On
Disabled
Note:
Once a password is assigned, the Owner and Password Control Panel options require
the password to be entered before the Control Panel option can be accessed. If you
forget the password, it cannot be restored without performing a cold boot on the unit
(which erases all memory).
Enter the password, then type it again to confirm it and click the OK box to save the changes. The
password is immediately in effect.
Tap the Power On checkbox to set whether the user types a password at Power On.
Tap the Screen Saver checkbox to set whether the user types a password to clear the screensaver.
If there is no screensaver chosen, this checkbox is ignored.
Note:
Screensaver option only works with Remote Desktop screensavers.
Figure 4-15 Password Properties
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PC Connection
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | PC Connection
Control the connection between the VX6 and a nearby desktop/laptop computer.
Factory Default Settings
Allow Connection
Enabled
Connect Using
‘USB Client’
Tap the Change button to adjust the settings and click the OK button to save the changes. The
changes take effect immediately.
Unchecking the “Allow connection with …..” disables ActiveSync.
Change ….
Clicking Change lists configured ActiveSync connections. In addition, there is a checkbox for
Automatic Connect. This option applies to USB connection only. If this checkbox is checked,
when the USB cable is connected, the VX6 will automatically try to start ActiveSync over the
USB port. Note that this interferes with processes on the configured port at the same time.
Figure 4-16 Communication / PC Connection Tab
Please refer to the “Backup VX6 Files” section later in this chapter for parameter setting
recommendations.
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PCMCIA
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | PCMCIA
Enable or disable the PCMCIA slots. Information on the card currently in the PCMCIA slots and
the Compact Flash slot is provided.
Factory Default Settings
Disable slot now
Unchecked
The Slot 0 and Slot 1 Tabs contain the same parameters. If a card is present in the slot, a
description of the card is displayed. To disable a slot, check the Disable slot now checkbox and
tap OK. The change takes effect immediately. Slot 0 is the lower slot, labeled “PCMCIA B”. Slot
1 is the upper slot, labeled “PCMCIA A”.
Figure 4-17 PCMCIA Control Tab, Slot 0 and Slot 1
The Slot 2 Tab provides information on the internal Compact Flash ATA drive. There are no user
configurable options.
Figure 4-18 Compact Flash ATA Control Tab, Slot 2
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Power
Displays the status of power managed devices. Note that since the VX6 does not support power
management, all devices show the “high” power level. There are no user options on this screen.
There is no Suspend mode on the VX6.
Figure 4-19 Power Properties
Regional Settings
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Regional Settings
Set the appearance of numbers, currency, time and date based on regional and language settings.
No change from general desktop PC Regional Settings Properties options. Adjust the settings and
click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
Factory Default Settings
Regional Setting
English (United States)
Number
123,456,789.00 / -123,456,789.00 neg
Currency
$123,456,789.00 pos / ($123,456,789.00) neg
Time
h:mm:ss tt (tt=AM or PM)
Date
M/d/yy short / dddd,MMMM,dd,yyyy long
Options (and defaults) for the regional settings depend on the fonts included in the OS image.
Please refer to the section on the About control panel earlier in this chapter for more details.
Remove Programs
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Remove Programs
No change from general desktop Remove Programs options. Select a program and click Remove.
Follow the prompts on the screen to uninstall user-installed only programs. The change takes
effect immediately.
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Scanner
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner
Set scanner keyboard wedge, scanner icon appearance, active scanner port, and scan key settings.
Assign baud rate, parity, stop bits and data bits for available COM ports.
Factory Default Settings
Main
Port 1
Port 2
Power Port 1 while asleep
Send key messages WEDGE
On Delay Ms
COM Ports
Baud Rate
Parity
Stop Bits
Data Bits
Power on Pin 9
Advanced
Strip Leading
Strip Trailing
Prefix
Suffix
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Disabled
N/A
Enabled
3000
COM1
9600
None
1
8
On
COM3
9600
None
1
8
Off
2
Disabled, 0 Characters
Disabled, 0 Characters
Disabled
Disabled
ActiveSync will not work over a COM port if that COM port is assigned to Port 1 or Port
2 in the Scanner applet as a scanner input. For example, if COM1 is being used by the
scanner, COM1 can’t be used by any other program.
Scanner control panel options may vary with software revision level. To identify
the software revision, please click on the “About” icon in the CE .NET Control
Panel.
The COM3 port is labeled “COM2/3”.
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Main
Figure 4-20 Scanner Properties / Main Tab
Adjust the settings and click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect
immediately.
If “Send Key Messages …” is checked any data scan is converted to keystrokes and sent to the
active window. When this box is not checked, the application will need to use the set of LXE
Scanner APIs to retrieve the data from the scanner driver. Note that this latter method is
significantly faster than using “Wedge”.
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COM Ports
Figure 4-21 Scanner Properties / COM Port Settings
Adjust the settings and click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect
immediately.
The COM1 display contains the same parameters as the COM3 Tab. Adjust the settings and click
the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
Note:
This panel configures the VX6 for an external scanner. It DOES NOT configure the
tethered scanner. Please refer to the documentation for the tethered scanner for
information on configuring the tethered scanner.
Serial Port Pin 9
To configure either COM port to have power (+5V) on Pin 9, check the “Power on pin 9 (+5V)”
checkbox on the appropriate tab. This is required to supply power to an external scanner,
To configure either Com port to have RI on Pin 9, uncheck the “Power on pin 9 (+5V)” checkbox
on the appropriate tab.
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Advanced
Figure 4-22 Scanner Properties / Advanced Settings
The Advanced tab provides options for working with the scanned barcode data. Click the Prefix /
Suffix button for options to:
Note:
•
Strip a specified number of characters from the leading end of the barcode data
•
Strip a specified number of characters from the trailing end of the barcode
•
Add a specified prefix to the beginning of the barcode data
•
Add a specified suffix to the end of the barcode data.
Any characters specified to be stripped from the bar code are removed before the prefix
or suffix is appended.
Figure 4-23 Scanner Properties / Advanced Settings
Strip Leading / Trailing Characters
This feature, when enabled, strips the specified number of characters from a barcode, either from
the beginning (leading) or at the end (trailing), or both.
When this feature and the Add Prefix and / or Add Suffix features are both enabled, the leading
and trailing characters are stripped before the prefix or suffix is appended.
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The configuration for stripping leading and trailing characters is specified independently. To
enable, either or both of the checkboxes labeled Strip Leading and Strip Trailing must be checked.
Then the number of characters to be stripped can be typed into the edit control or set using the
spin control on the right of the edit control.
The maximum number of characters that can be stripped is 99 characters for each leading and
trailing number of characters. When the Strip Leading and Strip Trailing checkboxes are blank (or
disabled), the edit controls are disabled; however the last specified number of characters to strip is
retained and dimmed.
When the number of characters to be stripped is greater than the number of characters in the
barcode a good read beep is sounded but all barcode data is discarded.
Add Prefix / Suffix
If Add Prefix and / or Add Suffix are combined with Strip Leading and / or Strip Trailing, the
leading and / or trailing characters are stripped before the prefix or suffix is added.
The mode for Prefix/Suffix feature is determined by the “Send Key Messages (WEDGE)” setting
in the Main tab. When checked (enabled), the prefix/suffix feature is in Key Message mode. Key
message mode sends the prefix, barcode, and suffix to the application with the focus as
keystrokes. In Key message mode all keys on the keypad can be entered.
When the “Send Key Messages” is not checked, Block mode is enabled. Block mode allows
ASCII characters (0x0 – 0x7F), plus backspace, tab, delete, return and escape. In Block mode the
prefix/suffix data is added to the beginning and end of the buffered barcode data that can then be
read by an application from the WDG: device.
Up to 19 characters can be specified for the prefix and up to 19 characters can be specified for the
suffix. The characters can be text or control characters, e.g. tab, carriage return. The characters
can be entered into the prefix and suffix text boxes by typing from the keypad, entering the key’s
hex equivalent, or entering in hat ( ^ ) encoded delimited (8-bit code table) notation.
• To enable the Prefix or Suffix processing, check the associated checkbox. When the box is
checked, the edit controls to the right are enabled. Keys/characters are typed into the edit
control following the checkbox.
• Selecting the Add button then adds the key to the associated list of keys in the read-only
edit control to the right of the Add / Clear buttons. The keys are shown as commadelimited strings.
• To erase the Prefix or Suffix, select the read-only edit control that contains the currently
configured Prefix or Suffix and select the Clear button.
• The Add and Clear buttons function on the control that is selected when the button is
pressed.
• Hex values can be entered by preceding the two digit hex value with ‘0x’. Control
characters can also be entered using the ‘hat’ delimited notation, i.e. ^M for Carriage
Return.
• All keypad keys can be entered by typing the key. Some keypad keys are only valid if in
“Key Message” mode. For example, the Function Keys (F1, PF1) are only valid in “Key
Message” mode.
See “Hat Encoding” and “Decimal-Hexadecimal Chart” at the end of this chapter.
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Screen Blanking
The VX6 can be configured to blank the display when the vehicle to which it is mounted is
moving, eliminating a possible distraction for the driver. When configured properly, the screen
blanking feature provides a tamper resistant method to blank the vehicle screen. The screen
blanking feature consists of Scanner Control Panel Options and a customer supplied cable
connected to one of the COM ports on the VX6. Properly configured, the display is visible only
when the cable provides a signal that the vehicle has stopped.
The customer must supply their own cable. The cable specifications are detail in “Technical
Specifications – Screen Blanking Cable” in Chapter 2, Physical Description and Layout”.
The cable can be hooked to either the COM1 or COM3 port. The COM port used must be
selected in the Scanner control panel.
Screen blanking is configured on the Main tab of the Scanner control panel.
Figure 4-24 Scanner Properties / COM Port Settings
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Warning
!
If the COM1/COM3 screen blanking and On Delay choices are not shown, the
system load must be updated.
Do not select Screen Ctl for COM1 or COM3 unless you have already attached
the cable described in “Technical Specifications – Screen Blanking Cable” in
Chapter 2, Physical Description and Layout”.
Failure to attach the cable before selecting a screen blanking option will cause
the screen to go blank (and remain blank) until an appropriate cable is attached
to the specified COM port.
Set the desired COM port (Screen ctl for COM1 using the left radio button or COM3 using the
right radio button) and On Delay. Press OK. The On Delay can be used to specify the time (in
milliseconds) before the display turns on. For example, use the On Delay if the switch end of the
cable is attached to the vehicle’s accelerator pedal. Release of the accelerator may mean the truck
is coasting to a stop rather than stationary. Configure the delay to allow time for the vehicle to
coast to a stop.
To disable screen blanking, select COM1 or COM3 to return the selected COM port to normal
operation.
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Operation
To prevent a general user from disabling the screen blanking feature, at least one of the two
following actions must be taken:
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Password protection can be set via the Password icon in the Windows Control Panel.
Without this password, general users are unable to access the Control Panel to
disable the screen blanking feature. For more information on the Password feature,
please refer “Password”, earlier in this chapter.
•
AppLock can be used to restrict the general user’s access to only a certain program.
Since the user under AppLock cannot access the Control Panel, the user cannot
disable the screen blanking feature. For more information on AppLock, please refer
to Chapter 6, “AppLock”.
Operation of the VX6 is unchanged except for the blank display. The keypad and touchscreen are
still enabled, however any input from they keypad, touchscreen or other device DOES NOT wake
up the display.
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Storage Manager
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Storage Manager
Installed storage devices are listed by device name in the dropdown box. To view information
about the disk or perform store operations, select a device from the list.
On-line help is available for this option.
Topics available are:
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Manage storage devices
•
Manage disk partitions
•
Creating a new partition
•
Advanced partition features
LXE recommends caution when formatting or dismounting storage devices and when creating
new partitions or deleting partitions on the storage device.
The internal ATA (System) card does not appear in the Storage Manager menu.
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Stylus
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Stylus
Set double tap sensitivity properties and/or calibrate the touch panel.
Double Tap
Follow the instructions on the screen and click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take
effect immediately.
Calibration
Figure 4-25 Stylus Properties / Recalibration Start
Figure 4-26 Stylus Properties / Recalibration
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System
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | System Icon
Review System and Computer data and revision levels. Adjust Storage and Program memory
settings.
Factory Default Settings
General
N/A
Memory
1/3 storage, 2/3 program memory
Device Name
VXC0001
Device
LXE_VXC
Description
Copyrights
N/A
General
Figure 4-27 System / General tab
System:
This screen is presented for information only. The System parameters cannot be
changed by the user.
Computer:
The processor type is listed. The type cannot be changed by the user. The name of
the installed radio card is listed in the dropdown list. Total computer memory and
the identification of the registered user is listed and cannot be changed by the user.
Memory sizes given do not include memory used up by the operating system. Hence, a system
with 64 MB may only report 35 MB memory, since 29 MB is used up by the Windows CE .NET
operating system. This is actual DRAM memory, and does not include internal flash or the
internal ATA card used for storage.
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Memory
Figure 4-28 System / Memory
Move the slider to allocate more memory for programs or storage. If there isn’t enough space for a
file, increase the amount of storage memory. If the VX6 is running slowly, try increasing the
amount of program memory. Adjust the settings and click the OK box to save the changes. The
changes take effect immediately.
Device Name
Figure 4-29 System / Device Name
The device name and description can be changed. Enter the name and description using either the
keypad or the Input Panel and tap OK to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
Copyrights
This screen is presented for information only. The Copyrights information cannot be changed by
the user.
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Volume and Sounds
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Volume & Sounds Icon
Set volume parameters and assign sound wav files to CE .NET events.
Factory Default Settings
Volume
Events
Enabled
Application
Enabled
Notifications
Enabled
Volume
Middle of Bar
Key click
Loud
Screen tap
Loud
Sounds
Scheme
LOUD!
Follow the instructions on the screen and click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take
effect immediately.
Figure 4-30 Volume and Sounds
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Backup VX6 Files using ActiveSync
Using Microsoft ActiveSync version 3.7 or higher, you can synchronize information on your
desktop computer with the VX6 and vice versa. Synchronization compares the data on your VX6
with your desktop computer and updates both with the most recent data.
For example, you can:
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Back up and restore your device data.
•
Copy (rather than synchronize) files between your device and desktop computer.
•
Control when synchronization occurs by selecting a synchronization mode. For
example, you can synchronize continually while connected to your desktop
computer or only when you choose the synchronize command.
If the VX6 is connected to a PC by a RS-232 or USB cable, disconnect the cable from the VX6
and reconnect.
Check that the correct connection is selected (Serial or USB “Client”).
Note:
By default, ActiveSync does not automatically synchronize all types of information. Use
ActiveSync Options to specify the types of information you want to synchronize. The
synchronization process makes the data (in the information types you select) identical on
both your desktop computer and your device.
When installation of ActiveSync is complete on your desktop computer, the ActiveSync Setup
Wizard begins and starts the following processes:
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connect your device to your desktop computer,
•
set up a partnership so you can synchronize information between your device and
your desktop computer, and
•
customize your synchronization settings.
Because ActiveSync is already installed on your device, your first synchronization process begins
automatically when you finish setting up your desktop computer in the ActiveSync wizard.
Prerequisites
VX6 and ActiveSync Partnership
A partnership between the VX6 and ActiveSync has been established. See section “ActiveSync –
Initial Setup” in Chapter 1 “Introduction”, “Getting Started”.
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A desktop or laptop PC with an available serial port and a VX6 with a serial port.
The desktop or laptop PC must be running Windows 95, 98, NT or 2000.
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Null modem cable with all control lines connected. LXE recommends using the null
modem cable part number listed in Chapter 1 “Introduction”, subsection
“Accessories”.
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USB Transfer
•
A desktop or laptop PC with an available USB port and a VX6 with a USB port. The
desktop or laptop PC must be running Windows 98 SR2 or Windows 2000.
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A standard USB cable with a type A plug on one end, and a type B plug on the
other.
Connect
Connect the modem cable to the PC (the host) and the VX6 (the client). Select “Connect” from the
Start Menu on the VX6 (Start | Programs | Communications | Connect).
Note:
Run “Connect” when the “Get Connected” wizard on the host PC is checking COM
ports to establish a connection for the first time.
Note:
USB will start automatically when the cable is connected, not requiring you to select
“Connect” from the Start menu.
Explore
From the ActiveSync Dialog on the Desktop PC, click on the Explore button, which allows you to
explore the VX6 from the PC side, with some limitations. You can copy files to or from the VX6
by drag-and-drop. You will not be allowed to delete files or copy files out of the \Windows
directory on the VX6. (Technically, the only files you cannot delete or copy are ones marked as
system files in the original build of the Windows CE image. This, however, includes most of the
files in the \Windows directory).
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Disconnect
Serial Connection
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•
Disconnect the cable from the VX6.
Click the status bar icon in the lower right hand corner of the status bar. Then click
the Disconnect button.
•
•
Disconnect the cable from the VX6.
Click the status bar icon in the lower right hand corner of the status bar. Then click
the Disconnect button.
•
Click the status bar icon in the lower right hand corner of the status bar. Then click
the Disconnect button.
USB Connection
Radio Connection
Important Information – Cold Boot and Loss of Host Re-connection
ActiveSync assigns a partnership between a client and a host computer. A partnership is defined
by two objects -- a unique computer name and a random number generated when the partnership
is first created. An ActiveSync partnership between a unique client can be established to two
hosts.
If the VX6 is cold booted, the random number is deleted – and the partnership with the last one of
the two hosts is also deleted. The host retains the random numbers and unique names of all
devices having a partnership with it. Two clients cannot have a partnership with the same host if
they have the same name. (Control Panel | System | Device Name)
If the cold booted VX6 tries to reestablish the partnership with the same host PC, a new random
number is generated for the VX6 and ActiveSync will insist the unique name of the VX6 be
changed. If the VX6 is associated with a second host, changing the name will destroy that
partnership as well. This can cause some confusion when re-establishing partnerships with hosts.
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Troubleshooting
ActiveSync on the host says that a device is trying to connect, but it cannot identify it.
One or more control lines are not connected. This is usually a cable problem, but on a laptop or
other device, it may indicate a bad serial port.
ActiveSync indicator on the host (disc in the toolbar tray) turns green and spins as soon as you
connect the cable, before clicking the Connect icon (or REPLLOG.EXE in the Windows
directory).
One or more control lines are tied together incorrectly. This is usually a cable problem, but on a
laptop or other device, it may indicate a bad serial port.
ActiveSync indicator on the host turns green and spins, but connection never occurs
Baud rate of connection is not supported or detected by host. Try forcing ActiveSync on the
desktop PC to use a specific baud rate and set the VX6 to use the same baud rate.
-orIncorrect or broken data lines in cable.
ActiveSync indicator on the host remains gray
The host doesn’t know you are trying to connect. May mean a bad cable, with no control lines
connected, or an incompatible baud rate. Try the connection again, with a known-good cable.
Testing connection with a terminal emulator program, or a serial port monitor
You can use HyperTerminal or some other terminal emulator program to do a rough test of
ActiveSync. Set the terminal emulator to 8 bits, no parity, 1 stop bits, and the same baud rate as
the connection on the CE device. After double-clicking REPLLOG.EXE on the CE device, the
word “CLIENT” appears on the display in ASCII format. When using a serial port monitor, you
see the host echo “CLIENT”, followed by “SERVER”. After this point, the data stream becomes
straight (binary) PPP.
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Create a Communication Option
1.
On the VX6, select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Network and Dialup Connections. A
window is displayed showing the existing connections.
2.
Assuming the one you want does not exist, double-click Make New Connection.
3.
Give the new connection an appropriate name. Click the Direct Connection radio button.
Click the Next button.
4.
From the popup menu, choose the port you want to connect to. Only the available ports are
shown.
5.
Click the Configure... button.
6.
Under the Port Settings tab, choose the appropriate baud rate. Data bits, parity, and stop bits
remain at 8, none, and 1, respectively.
7.
Under the Call Options tab, be sure to turn off Wait for dial tone, since a direct connection
will not have a dial tone. Set the timeout parameter (default is 90 seconds). Click OK.
8.
TCP/IP Settings should not need to change from defaults. Click the Finish button to create
the new connection.
9.
Close the Remote Networking window.
10. To activate the new connection select Start | Settings | Control Panel | PC Connection and
click the Change button.
11. Select the new connection. Click OK twice.
12. Close the Control Panel window.
13. Connect the desktop PC to the VX6 with the appropriate cable.
14. Click the desktop Connect icon to test the new connection.
You can activate the connection by double-clicking on the specific connection icon in the Remote
Networking window, but this will only start an RAS (Remote Access Services) session, and does
not start ActiveSync properly.
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Technical Specifications – Connection Cable
The exact serial cable is crucial. Many commercial null modem cables will not work. LXE
recommends the following cable:
Serial cable:
9000A054CBL6D9D9
5
9
1
6
Pinout:
DB9 female
DB9 female
1
7
2
3
3
2
4
6, 8
5
5
6, 8
4
7
1
9
no connection
Figure 4-31 Pinout – Serial Cable for Synchronization
Some laptop devices do not properly implement all control lines on the serial port – the laptop
connection will not work.
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VX6 Utilities
The following files are pre-loaded by LXE.
LAUNCH.EXE
Launch works in coordination with registry settings to allow drivers or applications to be loaded
automatically into DRAM at system startup. Registry settings control what gets launched; see the
App Note for information on these settings. For examples, you can look at the registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ LXE \ Persist
Launch will execute .CAB files, .BAT files, or .EXE files.
App Note
All applications to be installed into persistent memory must be in the form of Windows CE CAB
files. These CAB files exist as separate files from the main installation image, and are copied to
the CE device using ActiveSync, or using a Compact Flash ATA card. The CAB files are copied
from ATA or using ActiveSync Explore into the folder System, which is the persistent storage
virtual drive. Then, information is added to the registry, if desired, to make the CAB file autolaunch at startup.
The registry information needed is under the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ LXE \
Persist, as follows. The main subkey is any text, and is a description of the file. Then 3 mandatory
values are added:
FileName is the name of the CAB file, with the path (usually \System).
Installed is a DWORD value of 0, which changes to 1 once auto-launch installs the file.
FileCheck is the name of a file to look for to determine if the CAB file is installed. This
will be the name of one of the files (with path) installed by the CAB file. Since the CAB
file installs into DRAM, when memory is lost this file is lost, and the CAB file must be
reinstalled.
There are three optional fields that may be added:
Order is used to force a sequence of events. Order=0 is first, and Order=99 is last.
Two items which have the same order will be installed in the same pass, but not in a
predictable sequence.
Delay is used to add a delay after the item is loaded, before the next is loaded. The delay
is given in seconds, and defaults to 0 if not specified. If the install fails (or the file to be
installed is not found), the delay does not occur.
PCMCIA is used to indicate that the file (usually a CAB file) being loaded is a radio
driver, and the PCMCIA slots should be started after this file is loaded. By default, the
PCMCIA slots are off on powerup, to prevent the “Unidentified PCMCIA Slot” dialog
from appearing. Once the drivers are loaded, the slot can be turned on. The value in the
PCMCIA field is a DWORD, representing the number of seconds to wait after installing
the CAB file, but before activating the slot (a latency to allow the thread loading the
driver to finish installation). The default value of 0 means the slot is not powered on.
The default values for the default radio drivers (listed below) is 1, meaning one second
elapses between the CAB file loading and the slot powering up.
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The auto-launch process proceeds as follows:
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The launch utility opens the registry database and reads the list of CAB files to autolaunch.
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First it looks for FileName to see if the CAB file is present. If not, the registry entry
is ignored. If it is present, and the Installed flag is not set, auto-launch makes a copy
of the CAB file (since it gets deleted by installation), and runs the Microsoft utility
WCELOAD to install it.
•
If the Installed flag is set, auto-launch looks for the FileCheck file. If it is present,
the CAB file is installed, and that registry entry is complete. If the FileCheck file is
not present, memory has been lost, and the utility calls WCELOAD to reinstall the
CAB file.
•
Then, the whole process repeats for the next entry in the registry, until all registry
entries are analyzed.
•
To force execution every time (for example, for AUTOEXEC.BAT), use a
FileCheck of “dummy”, which will never be found, forcing the item to execute.
•
For persist keys specifying .EXE or .BAT files, the executing process is started, and
then Launch will continue, leaving the loading process to run independently. For
other persist keys (including .CAB files), Launch will wait for the loading process
to complete before continuing. This is important, for example, to ensure that a .CAB
file is installed before the .EXE files from the .CAB file are run.
•
Note that the auto-launch process can also launch batch files (*.BAT), executable
files (*.EXE), registry setting files (*.REG), or sound files (*.WAV). The
mechanism is the same as listed above, but the appropriate CE application is called,
depending on file type.
Registry information is already in the default image for the following:
; these keys load the appropriate radio driver
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\Summit Radio]
"FileName"="\SYSTEM\SUMMIT.CAB"
"Installed"=dword:1
"FileCheck"="\WINDOWS\SDCCFG10G.DLL"
"Order"=dword:02
"Delay"=dword:0
"PCMCIA"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\Cisco Radio]
"FileName"="\SYSTEM\CISCO.CAB"
"Installed"=dword:0
"FileCheck"="\WINDOWS\CISCO.DLL"
"Order"=dword:02
"Delay"=dword:0
"PCMCIA"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\Symbol Radio]
"FileName"="\SYSTEM\SYMBOL.CAB"
"Installed"=dword:0
"FileCheck"="\WINDOWS\NICTT.EXE"
"Order"=dword:02
"Delay"=dword:0
"PCMCIA"=dword:1
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; this key loads the RFID driver (N/A to VX6)
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\RFID]
"FileName"="\WINDOWS\RFID.CAB"
"FileCheck"="\WINDOWS\RFID_WDG.DLL"
"Order"=dword:12
; this key installs RFTERM from the CAB file
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\LXE TE]
"FileName"="\SYSTEM\RFTERM.CAB"
"Installed"=dword:0
"FileCheck"="\WINDOWS\LXE\RFTERM.EXE"
"Order"=dword:10
"Delay"=dword:0
; this key runs RFTERM as a startup app
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\RFTERM]
"FileName"="\WINDOWS\LXE\RFTERM.EXE"
"Installed"=dword:0
"FileCheck"="dummy"
"Order"=dword:40
"Delay"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\Java]
"FileName"="\SYSTEM\JEODE.CAB"
"Installed"=dword:0
"FileCheck"="\WINDOWS\EVM.EXE"
"Order"=dword:30
"Delay"=dword:0
; this key installs APPLOCK from the CAB file
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\AppLockInstall]
"FileName"="\SYSTEM\APPLOCK.CAB"
"FileCheck"="\WINDOWS\APPLOCK.EXE"
"Order"=dword:0
; this key runs the APPLOCK prep app
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\AppLockPrep]
"FileName"="\SYSTEM\APPLOCKPREP.EXE"
"FileCheck"="dummy"
"Order"=dword:1
; this key runs the APPLOCK main app
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\AppLockInstall]
"FileName"="\SYSTEM\APPLOCK.EXE"
"FileCheck"="dummy"
"Order"=dword:63
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\AUTOEXEC]
"FileName"="\SYSTEM\AUTOEXEC.BAT"
"Installed"=dword:0
"FileCheck"="dummy"
"Order"=dword:50
"Delay"=dword:0
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\Avalanche]
"FileCheck"="\\System\\avalanche\\model.dat"
"Installed"=dword:00000000
"PCMCIA"=dword:00000000
"Delay"=dword:00000000
"Order"=dword:00000004
"FileName"="\\System\\LXEAVA.CAB"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\AvaLaunch]
"Order"=dword:00000005
"FileName"="\\System\\Avalanche\\Avainit.exe"
"FileCheck"="dummy"
"Delay"=dword:00000000
"PCMCIA"=dword:00000000
"Installed"=dword:00000000
Registry entries may vary depending on software revision level and options
ordered with the VX6.
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LAUNCH.EXE and Persistent Storage
If any of the following directories are created in the \SYSTEM folder, Launch automatically
copies all of the files in these directories to the respective folder on the flash drive:
Note:
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AppMgr
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Desktop
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Favorites
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Fonts
•
Help
•
Programs
•
Recent
Files in the Startup folder are executed, but only from \System\Startup. They are not
copied to another directory.
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REGEDIT.EXE
Registry Editor – LXE recommends caution when editing the Registry and also recommends
making a backup copy of the registry before changes are made.
REGLOAD.EXE
Double-tapping a registry settings file (e.g. REG) causes RegLoad to open the file and make the
indicated settings in the registry. This is similar to how RegEdit works on a desktop PC. The
.REG file format is the same as on the desktop PC.
REGDUMP.EXE
Registry dump – Saves a copy of the registry as a text file. The file, REG.TXT, is located in the
root folder.
Note:
The REG.TXT file is not saved in persistent storage. To use the REG.TXT file as a
reference in the even of a coldboot, LXE recommends copying the file to the \SYSTEM
directory on the VX6 or storing a copy of the file on a PC.
WARMBOOT.EXE
Double click this file to warm boot the computer (i.e., all RAM is preserved). It automatically
saves the registry before rebooting which means configuration changes are not lost.
WAVPLAY.EXE
Double tapping a sound file (e.g. WAV) causes WavPlay to open the file and run it in the
background.
VX6 Command-line Utilites
Command line utilities can be executed by Start | Run | [program name].
COLDBOOT.EXE
Command line utility which performs a cold boot (all RAM is erased).
Passwords are lost upon cold boot. If a password is set, that password must be entered to begin the
cold boot power cycle process.
PrtScrn.EXE
Command line utility which performs a screen print and saves the file in .BMP format in the
\System folder. Click Start | Run and type prtscrn and click OK, or press Enter. There is a 10
second delay before the screen print is made. The device beeps and screen captured file
(scrnnnnn.bmp) is placed in the \System folder. The numeric filename is incremented by 1 each
time the PrtScrn function is activated. The command is not case-sensitive.
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API Calls
See Also:
LXE CE API Programming Guide E-SW-WINAPIPG
The LXE CE API Programming Guide documents only the LXE-specific API calls for the VX6. It
is intended as an addition to the standard Microsoft Windows CE API documentation. Details of
many of the calls in the LXE guide may be found in Microsoft’s documentation.
The APIs documented in the programming guide are included in the file LXEAPI.DLL, which is
in the standard Windows CE image on the VX6.
For ease of software development, the files LXEAPI.H and LXEAPI.LIB are available on the
accessories CD, which are the C/C++ include files and the link library for the DLL, respectively.
Note that this DLL is installed in VX6 images with a version number of 1.2 or higher (as
displayed on the screen during bootup).
A full SDK is now included for Microsoft Embedded Visual C++ 4.0 (which is available free on
the Microsoft website).
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Reflash the VX6
Note:
When reflashing, LXE recommends using a Compact Flash (CF) card that is greater
than 64MB. Files to be loaded on the CF card are: NK.BIN, EBOOT.NB0, XSCALE.BIT
Requirements:
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A screwdriver (not supplied by LXE)
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PCMCIA to CF card adapter
Preparation
•
LXE recommends that installation of the CF card be performed on a clean, well-lit
surface.
•
Loosen the captive screws securing the user access panel cover. The cover is
tethered to the VX6.
Caution
!
Make sure the VX6 has an uninterrupted power connection before beginning the
reflash procedure. Loss of power during the reflash process can result in
corrupted files.
How To: Reflash using Keypress Method
1.
Place the PCMCIA adapter containing the CF card with new image files on it in the PCMCIA
slot next to the radio.
2.
Double-click My Computer, then Storage Card folder.
3.
Select NK.BIN, EBOOT.NB0, XSCALE.BIT. Select Edit | Copy.
4.
Tap Back Arrow. Doubleclick \System folder.
5.
Select Edit | Paste. When asked “Overwrite ?”, click Yes to All.
6.
When the copy process finishes, remove the PCMCIA adapter containing the CF card.
7.
Select Start | Run and type Coldboot. Click OK.
8.
Before the splash screen appears, press and hold down the <A> key. Continue to hold it down
until the displays shows “Writing to boot flash”
Note:
9.
If you do not press and hold the <A> key quickly enough, the display shows
“Loading OS Image”. Reboot and press and hold the <A> key again.
The VX6 automatically reboots after flashing the bootloader. “Loading OS Image” is
displayed on the screen and when the new OS finishes loading, all software upgrades are
complete
10. Secure the user access cover using the captive screws. The touchscreen must be re-calibrated.
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How To: Reflash using TAG file Method
This method requires software revision 2BT or greater. To identify the software
revision, please click on the “About” icon in the CE .NET Control Panel.
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1.
Place the PCMCIA adapter containing the CF card with new image files on it in the PCMCIA
slot next to the radio.
2.
Double-click My Computer, then Storage Card folder.
3.
Select NK.BIN, EBOOT.NB0, XSCALE.BIT. Select Edit | Copy.
4.
Tap Back Arrow. Doubleclick \System folder.
5.
Select Edit | Paste. When asked “Overwrite ?”, click Yes to All.
6.
Additionally a REFLASH.TAG file is needed to trigger the reflash. This file can be created
on the VX6 or copied to it along with the system files. The contents of the file are
unimportant; but the file must be named REFLASH.TAG and it must be in the \System folder
with the new system load.
7.
When the copy process finishes, remove the he PCMCIA adapter containing the CF card.
8.
Select Start | Run and type Coldboot. Click OK.
9.
When booting, the VX6 looks for a file named REFLASH.TAG in the \System folder.
•
When this file is encountered, the VX6 loads a new bootloader image (eboot.nb0)
into the boot flash. The tag file is deleted and the VX6 is rebooted to begin using the
new boot loader.
•
If EBOOT detects this file, a re-flash sequence is initiated. The .TAG file is deleted
and the VX6 reboots.
•
If EBOOT detects the REFLASH.TAG file and there is no .nb0 file it does not reflash and deletes the REFLASH.TAG file to prevent an endless cycle.
10. The VX6 automatically reboots after flashing the bootloader. “Loading OS Image” is
displayed on the screen and when the new OS finishes loading, all software upgrades are
complete
11. Secure the user access cover using the captive screws. The touchscreen must be re-calibrated.
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Clearing Persistent Storage
The coldboot utility sets all registry settings back to LXE factory defaults. No other clearing is
available or necessary.
Disabling the Touchscreen
To disable the touchscreen, run \Windows\TouchDisable.reg and perform a warm reboot.
To enable the touchscreen, run \Windows\TouchEnable.reg and perform a warm reboot.
Note:
These utilities affect the behavior of the touchscreen on warmboot. After a coldboot, the
touchscreen is enabled.
Configuring NumLock Behavior
To set NumLock status to On after a reboot, run \Windows\NumLockOn.reg and perform a warm
reboot.
To set NumLock status to Off after a reboot, run \Windows\NumLockOff.reg and perform a warm
reboot.
Note:
The current status of NumLock can be changed with the <2nd> <SHIFT> <F10>
keypress sequence, however this method does not change NumLock behavior upon
reboot.
Note:
These utilities affect the behavior of the NumLock on warmboot. After a coldboot,
NumLock is enabled.
Disabling the Touchscreen Heater
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The touchscreen heater can only be disabled on Platform 2 VX6’s. For more
information on identifying the platform version of your VX6, please see
“Identifying your VX6” in Chapter 2, “Physical Description and Layout”.
The touchscreen heater installed in extended temperature VX6’s may be disabled.
To disable the touchscreen heater, run \Windows\HeaterDisable.reg and perform a warmboot.
To enable the touchscreen heater, run \Windows\HeaterEnable.reg and perform a warmboot.
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These utilities affect the behavior of the touchscreen heater on warmboot. After a
coldboot, the touchscreen heater is enabled.
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Configuring CapsLock Behavior
Configuring CapsLock Behavior
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The CapsLock behavior can only be changed on VX6’s with software revision
1ED or greater. For more information on identifying the software version of your
VX6, please see “Identifying your VX6” in Chapter 2, “Physical Description and
Layout”.
To set CapsLock status to On after a warmboot, run \Windows\CapsLockOn.reg and perform a
warmboot.
To set CapsLock status to Off after a warmboot, run \Windows\CapsLockOff.reg and perform a
warmboot.
Note:
Setting CapsLock to On using this method does not display the CapsLock icon in the
Windows CE taskbar,
Note:
The current status of CapsLock can be changed with the CAPS key, however this method
does not change CapsLock behavior upon reboot.
Note:
These utilities affect the behavior of the CapsLock on warmboot. After a coldboot,
CapsLock is disabled.
Configuring IPv6
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The ability to disable IPv6 is only present on VX6’s with software revision 1ED or
greater. For more information on identifying the software version of your VX6,
please see “Identifying your VX6” in Chapter 2, “Physical Description and
Layout”.
By default, IPv6 is enabled and an IPv6 broadcast message is sent on power up.
To disable IPv6, run \Windows\ipv6Disable.reg and perform a warmboot.
To enable IPv6, run \Windows\ipv6Enable.reg and perform a warmboot.
Note:
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enabled.
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Enabling GrabTime
The ability to enable GrabTime to run automatically is only present on VX6’s with
software revision 2BT or greater. For more information on identifying the
software version of your VX6, please see “Identifying your VX6” in Chapter 2,
“Physical Description and Layout”.
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The VX6 has a GrabTime utility which can be used to synchronize the VX6 with a time server
(via an Internet connection) at boot up.
By default, GrabTime does not run automatically.
To enable GrabTime to run automatically at start up, run \Windows\tmsync.reg and perform a
warmboot. For more detail, see “LAUNCH.EXE”, earlier in this chapter.
Note:
These utility affects the behavior of GrabTime warmboot. After a coldboot, GrabTime is
disabled.
GrabTime can also executed manually by using the Sync button on the Date/Time control panel.
See “Date/Time”, earlier in this chapter, for more details.
Network Configuration
There are two networking options available for the VX6:
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2.4GHz wireless radios
•
Ethernet (RJ-45) connector.
2.4 GHz Wireless Radios
Please refer Chapter 5, “Wireless Network Configuration” for information on configuring the
Summit, Cisco or Symbol radio.
Ethernet Connector
When the VX6 is networked using the Ethernet connector, the VX6’s networking options are set
via the Microsoft Windows CE .NET Control Panel.
For more information on configuring the Microsoft Windows CE .NET network
settings, please refer to the Windows CE .NET Help feature or commercially
available Windows networking literature.
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Chapter 5 Wireless Network Configuration
Introduction
The VX6 computer offers a choice of Summit, Cisco or Symbol radios. The Summit radio is an
802.11g radio. The Cisco and Symbol radios are 802.11b radios. The radio can be configured for
no encryption, WEP encryption or WPA security (N/A with Symbol radio).
Certificates are necessary for many of the WPA authentications. Please refer to the “Certificates”
section at the end of this chapter for more information on generating and installing certificates.
Please refer to the table below for the security options supported for each radio type.
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Security Options
Supported
Summit
Cisco
Symbol
None
Yes
Yes
Yes
WEP
Yes
Yes
Yes
LEAP
Yes
Yes
Yes
WPA-PSK
Yes
Yes
No
WPA/LEAP
Yes
Yes
No
PEAP-MSCHAP
Yes
Yes
No
PEAP-GTC
No
Yes
No
EAP-TLS
No
Yes
No
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Summit Radio
The Summit radio requires software revision 2BT or greater. All VX6’s with a
Summit radio ship with this software revision or greater. To identify the software
revision, please click on the “About” icon in the CE .NET Control Panel.
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Please refer to the “LXE Security Primer” to prepare the Authentication Server and
Access Point for VX6 communication.
It is important that all dates are correct on CE computers when using any type of
certificate. Certificates are date sensitive and if the date is not correct authentication
will fail.
The Summit radio is an 802.11g radio, capable of both 802.11b and 802.11g data rates. This
radio supports no encryption, WEP, LEAP or WPA (PEAP-MSCHAP, WPA/LEAP and WPAPSK).
Summit Client Utility
Note:
When making changes to profile parameters, the VX6 should be warmbooted afterwards.
Access:
Start | Programs | Summit | SCU or SCU Icon on Desktop
Figure 5-1 Summit Client Utility
The Main tab provides information, admin login and active config (profile) selection.
Profile specific parameters are found on the Config tab. The parameters on this tab can be set to
unique values for each profile.
The Status tab contains information on the current connection.
The Diags tab provides utilities to troubleshoot the radio.
Global parameters are found on the Global Settings tab. The values for these parameters apply to
all profiles.
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Wireless Zero Config Utility and the Summit Radio
•
The WZC utility has an icon in the toolbar that looks like networked computers with
a red X through them, indicating that Wireless Zero Config application is enabled
but the connection is inactive at this time (the VX6 is not connected to a network).
•
You can use either the Wireless Zero Configuration Utility or the Summit Client
Utility to connect to your network.
Select ThirdPartyConfig in the Active Config drop down list as the active profile. Warmboot
the VX6. The Summit Client Utility passes control to Wireless Zero Config and the WZC
Wireless Information control panel. Using the options in the Wireless Zero Config panels, setup
radio and security settings.
To switch back to Summit Client radio control, select any other profile in the SCU Active Config
drop down list, except ThirdPartyConfig. Warmboot the VX6. Radio control is passed to the
SCU.
Main Tab
Figure 5-2 SCU – Main Tab
The Main tab displays information about the radio including:
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SCU (Summit Client Utility) version
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Driver version
•
Regulatory Domain
•
Copyright Info
•
Active Config (profile) – Select from the profiles created using the Config tab.
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Status of the radio (Down, Associated, etc).
The Disable Radio button can be used to disable the radio card. Once disabled, the button label
changes to Enable Radio. By default, the radio is enabled.
The Admin Login button provides access to editing radio parameters as well as adding, renaming
and deleting profiles. Config and Global parameters may only be edited after entering the Admin
Login password. The Active Config may be changed without logging in. Once logged in, the
button label changes to Admin Logout. The admin is also automatically logged out when the
SCU is exited.
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Admin Login
To login to Admin mode, click the Admin login button.
Figure 5-3 Admin Password Entry
Enter the Admin password and press OK. If the password is incorrect, an error message is
displayed. The default password is SUMMIT.
Note:
The password is case sensitive!
The Admin password can be changed on the Global Settings tab.
The end user can:
•
View the current parameter settings for the profiles on the Config tab
•
View the global parameter settings on the Global Settings tab.
•
The current connection details on the Status tab
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Radio status, software versions and regulatory domain on the Main tab
After Admin login, the use can also:
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Turn radio On/Off on the Main tab
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Select active Config (Profile) on the Main tab
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Create, edit, rename and delete profiles on the Config tab
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Edit global parameters on the Global Setting tabs
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Access additional troubleshooting features on the Diags tab.
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Config Tab
Note:
If the Admin password is not entered, the user can view the config parameter settings but
cannot make any changes. The buttons on this tab are grayed out if the user is not
logged in.
Figure 5-4 SCU – Config Tab
When logged in as an Admin (see the Main tab), use the Config tab to manage profiles:
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Rename – Gives the profile a new, unique name. If the new name is not unique, an
error message is displayed and the profile is not renamed.
•
Delete – Deletes the profile. The current active profile cannot be deleted. In that
case, an error message is displayed and the profile is not deleted.
•
New – Creates a new profile with the default settings (see the table below) and
prompts for a name. The name must be unique. If not, an error message is displayed
and the profile is not created.
•
Commit – Ensures that the profile settings made on this screen are saved in the
profile.
When not logged in, the parameters can be viewed, but cannot be changed.
Parameters
IMPORTANT – Remember to click the Commit button after making changes to ensure the
changes are saved.
Config
A string of 1 to 32 alphanumeric characters, name of the Config or Profile
Default:
Default
SSID
A string of up to 32 alphanumeric characters, the Service Set Identifier (SSID) of the WLAN to
which the radio connects
Default:
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Client Name
A string of up to 16 characters – Name assigned to the radio and the device using the radio. The
client name may be passed to networking radio devices, e.g. Access Points.
Default:
Blank
Power Save
Power save mode.
Options:
CAM = Constantly Awake Mode, power save off
Default:
CAM
Tx Power
Desired transmit power.
Options:
Maximum = Max power for current regulatory domain
50, 30, 10 or 1 mW
Default:
Maximum
Bit Rate
Options:
Auto = Rate negotiated automatically with the AP
1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 or 54 Mbit
Default:
Auto
Radio Mode
Specify 802.11g and/or 802.11b when communicating with AP.
Options:
B rates only
B + G rates
Default:
B + G rates
Auth Type
802.11 authentication type used when associating with AP
Options:
Open
Shared key
LEAP
Default:
Open
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LEAP (not WPA) and the AP is configured for network EAP only. In this case, set the
Auth Type radio parameter to “LEAP”.
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EAP Type
Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) type used for 802.1x authentication to AP
Options:
None
LEAP
EAP-FAST
PEAP-MSCHAP
PEAP-GTC
EAP-TLS
Default:
None
Note:
The EAP type chosen determines if the Credentials button is active. Available entries on
the Credentials pop up window vary by EAP type chosen.
Encryption
Type of encryption used to protect transmitted data.
Options:
None
Manual WEP
Auto WEP
WPA PSK
WPA TKIP
WPS2 PSK
WPA2 TKIP
WPA2 AES
CCKM TKIP
CCKM AES
Default:
None
Note:
The Encryption type chosen determines if the WEP/PSK Keys button is active.
Available entries on the pop up window vary by encryption type chosen.
IMPORTANT – The settings for Auth Type, EAP Type and Encryption depend on the security
type chosen. Please refer to “Summit Wireless Security”, later in this chapter, to
determine the proper settings for the security type implemented on the wireless LAN.
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Status Tab
Figure 5-5 SCU – Status Tab
This screen provides information on the radio:
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The config profile being used
•
The client name, IP address and MAC address
•
The status of the radio card (down, associated, etc.)
•
The name, IP address and MAC address of the Access Point (AP) maintaining the
connection to the network
•
Signal strength (changes with network activity)
•
Channel currently being used for wireless traffic
•
Current transmit power in mW
•
Bit rate in Mbit.
There are no user entries on this screen.
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Diags Tab
Figure 5-6 SCU – Diags Tab
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(Re)connect – Use this button to apply (or reapply) the current config profile and
attempt to associate or authenticate to the wireless LAN. All activity is logged in the
Diagnostic Output box on the lower part of the screen.
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Diagnostics – Also attempts to (re)connect to the wireless LAN. However, this
option provides more data in the Diagnostic Output box than the (Re)connect option.
This data dump includes radio state, profile settings, global settings, and a list of
broadcast SSID APs. (Not available in this release)
•
Upd. Driver – Use this button to update the radio driver. (Not available in this
release)
•
Start Ping – Start a continuous ping to the IP address specified in the text box to the
right of this button. Once the button is clicked, the ping begins and the button label
changes to Stop Ping. Clicking the button ends the ping. The ping also ends when
any other button on this screen is clicked or the user browses away from the Diags
tab. The results of the ping are displayed in the Diagnostic Output box.
•
Site Survey – (Not available in this release)
•
Release/Renew – Obtain a new IP address through release and renew. All activity is
logged in the Diagnostic Output box. If a fixed IP address has been assigned to the
radio, this is also noted in the Diagnostic Output box. Note that the current IP
address is displayed above this button.
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Global Settings Tab
The parameters on the global settings tab can be changed when an Admin is logged on. Without
the admin login, the current values for the parameters can be viewed, but they cannot be edited.
Figure 5-7 SCU – Global Settings Tab
Parameters
IMPORTANT – Remember to click the Commit button after making changes to ensure the
changes are saved.
RX Diversity
How to handle antennas diversity when receiving packets from AP.
Options:
Main Only = use main antenna only
Aux Only = use aux. antenna only
On-start on Main = On startup use main antenna
On-start on Aux = On startup use aux antenna
Default:
On-start on Main
!
For a VX6 with a single external antenna, use Main Only. For a VX6 with
either dual external antennas or an internal antenna, use On-start on main.
TX Diversity
How to handle antenna diversity when transmitting packets to AP.
Options:
Main only = Main antenna only
Aux only = Aux antenna only
On = Use diversity
Default:
On
!
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external antennas or an internal antenna, use On.
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Preamble
Type of radio preamble or header for packets.
Options:
Auto, Short, Long
Default:
Auto
G Short Slot
802.11g short slot timing mode.
Options:
Auto, On, Off
Default:
Auto
Roam Trigger
If signal strength is less than this trigger value, the radio looks for a different AP with a stronger
signal.
Options:
-50, -55, -60, -65, -70, -75 dBm
Default:
-65 dBm
Roam Delta
Amount by which the new AP’s signal strength must exceed the current AP’s signal strength
before roaming is attempted.
Options:
5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 dBm
Default:
10 dBm
Roam Period
The amount of time to be used to collect signal strength information from an AP before a roaming
decision is made.
Options:
5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 50 sec
Default:
10 seconds
Frag Thresh
If the packet size (in bytes) exceeds the specified number of bytes set in the fragment threshold,
the packet is fragmented (sent as several pieces instead of as one block). Use a low setting in areas
where communication is poor or where there is a great deal of radio interference.
Options:
256 to 2346
Default:
2346
RTS Thresh
If the packet size exceeds the specified number of bytes set in the Request to Send (RTS)
threshold, an RTS is sent before sending the packet. A low RTS threshold setting can be useful in
areas where many client devices are associating with the Access Point.
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0 to 2347
Default:
2347
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Ping Payload
Maximum amount of data to be transmitted on a ping.
Options:
32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024 bytes
Default:
32
Ping Timeout ms
The amount of time, in milliseconds, that a device will be continuously pinged. The Stop Ping
button can be tapped to end the ping process ahead of the ping timeout.
Options:
0 to 30,000 ms
Default:
5000
Ping Delay ms
The amount of time, specified in milliseconds, between each ping.
Options:
0 to 30,000 ms
Default:
1000
LED
The LED on the radio card is not visible to the user when the radio card is installed in a sealed
mobile device.
Options:
On, Off
Default:
Off
Hide Password
If On, the Summit Client Utility masks passwords as they are typed and when they are viewed.
Options:
On, Off
Default:
On
Admin Password
A string of up to 64 alphanumeric characters that must be entered when the Admin Login button is
tapped. If Hide Password is On, the password is masked when typed in the Admin Password Entry
text box. The password is Case Sensitive.
Default:
Note:
SUMMIT
Password is case sensitive.
Certs Path
A valid directory path, of up to 64 characters, where WPA Certificate Authority and User
Certificates are stored on the mobile device. LXE suggests ensuring the directory path currently
exists before assigning the path in this parameter. See sections titled “Root Certificates” and “User
Certificates” later in this chapter for instructions on obtaining CA and User Certificates.
Default:
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Summit Wireless Security
Use the instructions in this section to complete the entries on the Config tab according to the type
of wireless security used by the network. The instructions that follow are the minimum required
to successfully connect to a network. Your system may require more parameters than are listed in
these instructions. Please see your system administrator for complete information about your
network and its wireless security requirements.
To begin the configuration process:
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On the Main tab, click the Admin Login button and enter the password.
•
LXE recommends editing the default profile with the parameters for your network.
Select the Default profile from the pull down menu.
Figure 5-8 Default Config (Profile)
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Make any desired parameter changes as described in the applicable following section
determined by network security type and click the Commit button to save the
changes.
Be sure to click the Commit button after all changes have been made.
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No Security
To connect to a wireless network with no security, make sure the following profile options are
used:
•
Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile
•
Set EAP Type to None
•
Set Encryption to None
•
Set Auth Type to Open
Figure 5-9 No Security
Once configured, click the Commit button. Ensure the correct Active Config is selected on the
Main tab and warmboot. The SCU Main tab shows the device is associated after the radio
connects to the network.
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WEP
To connect using WEP, make sure the following profile options are used.
•
Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile
•
Set EAP Type to None
•
Set Encryption to Manual WEP
•
Set Auth Type to Open
Figure 5-10 WEP Encryption
Click the WEP/PSK Keys button.
Figure 5-11 WEP Keys
Valid keys are 10 (for 40 bit encryption) or 26 (for 128 bit encryption) hexadecimal characters.
Enter the key(s) and click OK.
Once configured, click the Commit button. Ensure the correct Active Config is selected on the
Main tab and warmboot. The SCU Main tab shows the device is associated after the radio
connects to the network.
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LEAP without WPA Authentication
To use LEAP (without WPA) make sure the following profile options are used:
•
Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile
•
Set EAP Type to LEAP
•
Set Encryption to Auto WEP
•
Set Auth Type as follows:
o
If the Cisco/CCX certified AP is configured for open authentication, set the
Auth Type radio parameter to “Open”.
o
If the AP is configured for network EAP only, set the Auth Type radio
parameter to “LEAP”.
Please see “WPA/LEAP” later in this section to configure the radio for WPA LEAP.
Figure 5-12 LEAP Configuration
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Click on the Credentials button.
Figure 5-13 LEAP Credentials
Enter the Domain\Username (if the Doman is required), otherwise enter the Username. Enter the
password and click OK.
Once configured, click the Commit button. Ensure the correct Active Config is selected on the
Main tab and warmboot. The SCU Main tab shows the device is associated after the radio
connects to the network.
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To use PEAP/MSCHAP, make sure the following profile options are used.
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Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile
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Set EAP Type to PEAP-MSCHAP
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Set Encryption to WPA TKIP
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Set Auth Type to Open
Figure 5-14 PEAP/MSCHAP
Click Credentials button.
Figure 5-15 PEAP/MSCHAP Credentials
Enter the Domain\Username (if the Doman is required), otherwise enter the Username.
Enter the password.
Leave the CA Certificate File Name blank for now.
Click OK then click Commit. Ensure the correct Active Config is selected on the Main tab.
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Once successfully authenticated, copy the CA certificate into the \System directory of the device.
Once the file is in the \System directory, enter the file name in the CA Certificate Filename text
box.
For information on generating a Root CA certificate, please see “Generating a Root CA
Certificate” later in this chapter. When using the Summit radio, copy the certificate into the
\System folder rather than following the process in “Installing a Root CA Certificate”.
Figure 5-16 PEAP/MSCHAP Certificate Filename
Click OK then click Commit.
The device should be authenticating the server certificate and using PEAP/MSCHAP for the user
authentication.
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WPA/LEAP
To use WPA/LEAP, make sure the following profile options are used.
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Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile
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Set EAP Type to LEAP
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Set Encryption to WPA TKIP
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Set Auth Type to Open
Please see “LEAP” earlier in this section to configure the radio for LEAP without WPA.
Figure 5-17 WPA/LEAP
Click on the Credentials button.
Figure 5-18 WPA/LEAP Credentials
Enter the Domain\Username (if the Doman is required), otherwise enter the Username.
Enter the password.
Click OK then click Commit. Ensure the correct Active Config is selected on the Main tab and
warmboot. The SCU Main tab shows the device is associated after the radio connects to the
network.
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To connect using WPA/PSK, make sure the following profile options are used:
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Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile
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Set EAP Type to None
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Set Encryption to WPA PSK
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Set Auth Type to Open
Figure 5-19 WPA/PSK Encryption
Click WEP/PSK Keys button.
Figure 5-20 PSK Entry
This value can be 64 hex characters or an 8 to 63 byte ASCII value. Enter the key and click OK.
Once configured, click the Commit button. Ensure the correct Active Config is selected on the
Main tab and warmboot. The SCU Main tab shows the device is associated after the radio
connects to the network.
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Cisco Radio
The Cisco radio is a 2.4GHz 802.11b radio. This radio supports no encryption, WEP, LEAP or
WPA (PEAP-MSCHAP, PEAP-GTC, EAP-TLS, WPA/LEAP and WPA-PSK).Configuring
without WPA
Cisco – Aironet Client Utility (ACU)
Note:
When making changes to profile parameters, the VX6 should be warmbooted afterwards.
Access:
Start | Programs | Cisco ACU or ACU Icon on Desktop
Figure 5-21 Cisco Aironet Client Utility
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Profiles Tab
Use this option to manage profiles and review firmware information, status, statistics and wireless
radio survey data.
Profile Parameter
SSID
Client Name
Infrastructure Mode
Power Save Mode
Network Security Type
WEP
Authentication Types
LEAP
Mixed Mode
World Mode
Data Rates
Transmit Power
Offline Channel Scan
Default
Blank
Blank
Yes
Fast PSP
None
No WEP
Open
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Auto
MAX
Enabled
Select an active profile to manage.
Figure 5-22 Cisco Profile Properties Screen
No Security
Create a new profile or edit an exiting profile.
• If no security is used, the only entry necessary on the Profile Properties screen may be the
SSID. If the SSID is left blank, the radio can associate to any available network.
• Network security must be set to None.
• WEP must be set to No WEP.
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WEP
To use WEP, create a new profile or select an exiting profile.
• WEP must be set to either Static WEP keys or Dynamic WEP keys. When one of the WEP
methods is selected, the WEP Keys button is active.
• Authentication must be set to Open
• The appropriate WEP keys must be entered:
o
40-bit WEP keys consist of 10 hexadecimal characters of 5 ASCII characters
o
128 bit WEP keys consist of 26 hexadecimal or 13 ASCII characters.
o
After a WEP key is entered, it will be hidden from view if you return to the screen.
However, the “Already Set” indicates if a key has previously been entered.
Tap the WEP Keys button to enter WEP information. If a key is already entered, the Already set?
Checkbox is checked. The previously entered key value is not displayed for security.
Figure 5-23 Cisco Profile WEP Keys
LEAP
Note:
The instructions in this section are for LEAP without WPA. Please see WPA/LEAP later
in this chapter for instructions on using LEAP with WPA.
Create a new profile or edit an exiting profile.
• Network security must be set to LEAP.
• The following parameters are accessible when LEAP is selected. Please enter the
appropriate information.
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User Name
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User Password
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User Domain (optional)
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Firmware Tab
Displays the current firmware version and allows you to load new firmware. Tap the Browse
button to locate the new firmware file.
Status Tab
Immediately runs status on : signal strength and signal quality.
Statistics Tab
Select the Receive Stats or Transmit Stats. The data is displayed on the screen.
Survey Tab
Immediately runs signal strength and quality and link speed. An option is available to Setup
parameters for Active Mode reporting.
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Configuring for WPA
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is only available on VX6’s equipped with the
updated Cisco radio driver (release 2.60 or later).
WPA requires software revision 1ED or greater. To identify the software revision,
please click on the “About” icon in the CE .NET Control Panel.
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Please refer to the “LXE Security Primer” to prepare the Authentication Server and
Access Point for VX6 communication.
It is important that all dates are correct on CE computers when using any type of
certificate. Certificates are date sensitive and if the date is not correct authentication
will fail.
System Requirements
To support Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), the VX6 must be equipped as follows:
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Cisco 350 radio card with driver release 2.60 (or later).
The LXE VX6 supports WPA and all authentications. The Microsoft supplicant and Cisco
supplicants are used separately or together to provide support for the different authentications.
Most of the configuration is done with the Microsoft Wireless Configuration tool WPA/LEAP
requires the Cisco supplicant and configuration tool.
Installing Radio drivers
Which version of the Cisco driver should be installed depends on what authentication protocol is
to be configured.
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Cisco PEAP should not be installed if using PEAP/MSCHAP.
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Cisco PEAP must be installed if using PEAP/GTC.
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For all other authentications (LEAP, EAP-TLS, WPA-PSK) it does not matter if
Cisco PEAP is installed or not.
To determine if Cisco PEAP is installed or to change the installation, follow the instructions
below.
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Checking for the Cisco PEAP Supplicant
With a Cisco radio installed, open the Wireless network properties as described in “Wireless
Network Configuration”, later in this chapter. With the Authentication tab selected check the text
in the EAP type drop down box. Refer to the following figures to determine if Cisco PEAP is
installed.
Figure 5-24 No Cisco PEAP
Figure 5-25 Cisco PEAP installed.
If the Cisco installation is correct continue, with the configuration. If it is not correct, follow the
procedures below.
Note:
Instructions are also included in the README file located in the \SYSTEM folder.
There are two Cisco CAB files in the \SYSTEM folder of the VX6. The default files are:
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CISCO.CAB
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CISCOPEAP.CAB
The default CISCO.CAB file provides for all authentications except Cisco PEAP. When the
default CISCO.CAB file is loaded, the Wireless Network Properties screen looks like the figure
labeled “No Cisco PEAP”, above.
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If Cisco PEAP is desired:
1.
Rename the CISCO.CAB file to CISCOMSCHAP.CAB.
2.
Rename the CISCOPEAP.CAB file to CISCO.CAB.
3.
Coldboot the terminal to install the new driver with the registry.
The renamed CISCO.CAB file provides for Cisco PEAP and PEAP/GTC authentications. When
the renamed CISCO.CAB file is loaded, the Wireless Network Properties screen looks like the
figure labeled “Cisco PEAP Installed”, above.
If it becomes necessary to switch to a different authentication than Cisco PEAP or PEAP/GTC,
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Rename the CISCO.CAB file to CISCOPEAP.CAB.
2.
Rename the CISCOMSCHAP.CAB file to CISCO.CAB
3.
Coldboot the terminal to install the new driver with the registry.
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Wireless Network Configuration
Use the following instructions for all authentication protocols to configure the Microsoft Wireless
Network configuration utility unless WPA/LEAP is used. WPA/LEAP is configured with the
Cisco ACU (see Section “WPA/LEAP Authentication Configuration”).
Click the ACU icon on the desktop.
Figure 5-26 Cisco ACU Profile Selection
From the “Select Active Profile” pull down list, select <External Settings>.
Click OK and warmboot.
Figure 5-27 Cisco ACU Reboot Message
After booting up, the Microsoft Zero Config tool should start. If it does not, start configuring the
wireless connection by clicking on the icon on the task bar shown in below.
Figure 5-28 Microsoft Wireless Connection Icon
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The Wireless Network Connection screen appears.
Figure 5-29 Wireless Information Screen
Make sure the “Notify me when new wireless networks are available” box is not checked..
Click the Advanced… button.
Figure 5-30 Advanced Wireless Settings
Make sure the “Use Windows to configure my wireless settings” box is checked.
Set the “Networks to access” drop down box to “Only access points”.
Click the OK button to return to the Wireless Information Screen.
Click the Add New … line.
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Figure 5-31 Wireless Network Properties
Enter the Network name (SSID) into the text field.
For PEAP/MSCHAP and EAP/TLS, set Encryption to TKIP and Authentication to WPA.
For WPA/PSK see “WPA/PSK Authentication Configuration”.
To configure the IEEE 802.1X Authentication box see the following sections for configuration of
each authentication protocol.
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PEAP/MS-CHAP Authentication Configuration
The Microsoft supplicant authenticates a user with the PEAP/MS-CHAP protocol. The Cisco
CAB file without Cisco PEAP must be used with PEAP/MS-CHAP. See “Installing Radio
Drivers”, earlier in this chapter, for more information.
Configuring the PEAP/MS-CHAP Supplicant
Figure 5-32 PEAP/MSCHAP Wireless Network Properties
With the radio parameters configured (see “Wireless Network Configuration”, earlier in this
chapter) set the EAP type to PEAP as shown above.
If the EAP type box text is not exactly as shown see “Installing Radio Drivers”, earlier in this
chapter, to change the radio cab file.
Click the Properties button.
Figure 5-33 Authentication Settings
When first configuring and authenticating, do not validate the server certificate. This allows the
user authentication to be tested. When that works, come back to this screen and validate the
server certificate.
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The login screen appears for logging into the wireless network.
Figure 5-34 Wireless Network Login
Once authenticated, click the IP Information tab.
Figure 5-35 IP Information Tab
If the network is set to use DHCP, the VX6 displays the IP address given by the DHCP server.
Now go back and authenticate the server.
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Server Authentication
To validate the server certificate install the root CA certificate. For instructions for installing, see
“Root Certificates”, later in this chapter.
Figure 5-36 Authentication Settings, Validate Server
Navigate to the Wireless Network Properties configuration screen.
Click the Properties button.
Check the Validate server
Click OK to dismiss the configuration boxes.
Figure 5-37 Advanced Wireless Settings, Authenticated SSID
Once the authentication completes, the status changes to show the VX6 has authenticated to the
<SSID>, as shown in the figure above.
Click on the IP Information tab and make sure there is a valid IP address as shown in the figure
labeled “IP Information Tab”, earlier in this chapter.
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PEAP/ GTC Authentication Configuration
The Microsoft supplicant authenticates a user with the PEAP/GTC protocol.
Configuring the PEAP / GTC Supplicant
With the radio parameters configured set the EAP type to Cisco PEAP as shown below.
Figure 5-38 PEAP/GTC Wireless Network Properties
If the EAP type box text is not exactly as shown see “Installing Radio Drivers”, earlier in this
chapter, to change the radio cab file.
Click the Properties button.
Figure 5-39 PEAP Properties
When first configuring and authenticating, do not validate the server certificate. This allows the
user authentication to be tested. When user authentication is successful, return to this screen and
validate the server certificate as shown later in this section.
Check the Always try to resume secure session box.
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Note:
This box must be checked for the LXE device to roam from one AP to another AP.
Click the OK button.
The login screen appears for logging into the wireless network.
Figure 5-40 Login Screen
Enter valid user credentials.
Once authenticated click the IP Information tab
Figure 5-41 IP Information Tab
The .NET device displays the IP address given by the DHCP server.
Now go back and authenticate the server.
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Server Authentication
To validate the server certificate, the root CA certificate must be installed. For instructions for
installing, see “Installing a Root CA Certificate” in this chapter. The RADIUS server certificate is
not required, only the root CA which issued the server certificate.
Navigate to the Wireless Network Properties configuration screen.
Click the Properties button.
Figure 5-42 PEAP Properties, Validate Server Certificate
Check the Validate server certificate box.
Click OK to dismiss the configuration boxes.
When the login box appears enter valid user credentials.
It is possible for to be prompted to accept a Root CA certificate when using PEAP/GTC.
If the trusted root certificate box (as shown in the previous figure) is blank the user will be
prompted to accept the Root CA certificate by name as shown below.
Figure 5-43 Server Connection Warning
If this is the correct server certificate Root CA, click OK. If not, install the correct Root CA as
described in “Installing a Root CA Certificate” in this chapter .
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By clicking OK, the Trusted root certificate box is filled in on the properties window.
Figure 5-44 PEAP Properties, Trusted Root Certificate
The same thing can be done for the Connect only if server name ends in field. Check the box and
leave the field blank. A prompt window will appear asking for confirmation of the correct server
name.
Figure 5-45 Accept Server Connection Warning
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Figure 5-46 PEAP Properties, Connect Only If Server Name Ends In
If the ACS server name is correct, click the OK button and the server name field will be filled in
with the correct server name.
The other option is to fill in the correct name
Figure 5-47 Wireless Information, Authenticated
Once the authentication completes the status will change to Authenticated to <SSID> as shown.
Click on the IP Information tab and make sure there is a valid IP address as shown previously in
this section.
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WPA/LEAP
LEAP is a Cisco proprietary authentication protocol and is not supported by the Microsoft
supplicant. To configure the VX6 for WPA/LEAP, use the Cisco ACU installed during normal
installation of the Cisco radio driver.
Cisco ACU
Start the Cisco ACU by clicking the icon on the desktop or navigate to Start | Programs | Cisco |
ACU.
Click on the Profile tab.
Figure 5-48 ACU Profile Tab
Click the Rename button.
Name the profile
Figure 5-49 Renaming Profile
Click the Edit button.
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The profile properties screen is displayed.
Figure 5-50 Profile Properties Screen
Enter the SSID and Client Name in the correct fields.
Set the Network Security Type to LEAP(WPA).
Click the OK button.
Figure 5-51 Select Profile
Use the drop down box to choose the profile just configured.
Click OK.
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The VX6 associates and displays the sign on screen.
Figure 5-52 Login Screen
Click the Status tab to display status.
Figure 5-53 ACU Status Tab
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EAP-TLS Authentication Configuration
To authenticate using the EAP-TLS protocol you need a user certificate file and a private key file.
Once you have the user certificate files run the certificate installer from the Microsoft control
panel. For EAP-TLS it does not matter which Cisco cab file is installed.
Note:
It is important that all dates are correct on the .NET computers when using any type of
certificate. Certificates are date sensitive and if the date is not correct authentication
will fail.
User Certificate
To check if a user certificate is installed navigate to Start | Control Panel | Certificates.
Set the drop down box to “My Certificates” as shown below.
The correct user certificate should be shown in the right pane.
Figure 5-54 Certificate Stores
Click the View button.
Figure 5-55 View Certificate Details
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Set the Field to Private Key
Make sure the private key is Present.
If it is not present, install the private key file.
If there is no user certificate refer to “User Certificates”, earlier in this chapter, to acquire a user
certificate and private key file.
Setting EAP/TLS Parameters
With the radio parameters configured (see “Wireless Network Configuration”) set the EAP type to
TLS as shown.
Figure 5-56 EAP/TLS Configuration
Click the Properties button.
Figure 5-57 Authentication Settings
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Click the Select button to choose the user certificate.
Figure 5-58 Select Certificate
Figure 5-59 Authentication Settings, Certificate Details
Do not check the Validate server certificate box. This allows the user to be authenticated as the
first step.
When the user certificate successfully authenticates, come back to this screen and validate the
server certificate as described in the next section.
Click the OK button to dismiss the configuration screens.
When the radio re-connects the user is authenticated with the user certificate.
If the user does not authenticate, recheck the user certificate and the date on the computer.
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Validating the Server Certificate
Before validating the server certificate, make sure the Root CA certificate is installed on the VX6.
Navigate to the Wireless Network Properties configuration screen.
Click the Properties button.
Check the Validate server box as shown below.
Figure 5-60 Validate Server
Click OK to dismiss the configuration boxes.
Figure 5-61 SSID Authenticated
Once the authentication completes the status changes to show the VX6 has authenticated to
<SSID> as shown above.
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WPA PSK Configuration
Figure 5-62 WPA PSK Configuration
Configure the Wireless Network Settings as described in “Wireless Network Settings”, earlier in
this chapter.
Change the Network Authentication to WPA-PSK.
Enter an ASCII network key in the text field. Hex keys do not work in the Microsoft Zero Config
utility at this time.
There is no server authentication when using WPA-PSK.
Click the OK button to complete configuration.
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Symbol Radio
The Symbol radio is a 2.4GHz 802.11b radio. This radio supports no encryption and WEP.
Note:
When making changes to profile parameters, the VX6 should be warmbooted afterwards.
Access:
Double Tap the Network Connected Icon in the Status Bar
Figure 5-63 Symbol NETWLAN Screen
IP Information Tab
After the IP Address has been assigned to the VX6, tap the Renew button to renew the IP address
if necessary.
Tap the Details button to view the Network Connection details.
IPv6 Information Tab
This is the TCP/IPv6 information screen. The contents cannot be edited by the user.
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this chapter.
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Factory Default Settings
Wireless Information tab
Notify when new networks available
Advanced Button
Use Windows to configure wireless settings
Automatically connect to non-preferred networks
Networks to access (Only APs, Only comp-to-comp)
Encryption (WEP, TKIP)
Authentication (WPA, Open, Shared, WPA-PSK)
Ad hoc network
Key provided automatically
Enable 802.1X authentication
EAP Type (MDF-Challenge, PEAP, TLS)
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
All available
WEP
WPA
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
TLS
Figure 5-64 Symbol Wireless Information Tab
View Log
Displays the logon/connection data for the current network connection.
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Add a new connection
Select Add New. Enter the SSID in the Network Name text box.
Figure 5-65 Symbol Wireless Network Properties
Disable WEP
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If WEP is to be disabled, tap the down arrow in the Authentication drop down box.
Select Open.
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Tap the down arrow in the Encryption drop down box. Tap Disabled and WEP is
disabled.
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Tap the OK button to return to the Wireless Information tab.
Enable WEP
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Tap the down arrow in the Authentication drop down box.
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Tap the WEP Authentication protocol.
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If the key is provided automatically by your network, check the “Key provided
automatically” checkbox.
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If you wish to enter your Authentication key, uncheck the “Key provided
automatically” checkbox and enter the Network Key in the Network Key text box.
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Tap the OK button to return to the Wireless Information tab.
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Tap the Advanced … button on the Wireless Information Tab. Make sure there is a checkmark in
the “Use Windows to configure my wireless settings” checkbox. Make sure there is no
checkmark in the “Automatically connect to non-preferred networks” checkbox.
Tap OK to return to the Wireless Information tab.
Tap the Connect button.
Figure 5-66 Symbol Advanced Wireless Settings
To access NETWLAN1 Properties again, double tap the Network Connected icon in the
Toolbar.
Select a User Certificate
1.
Select Wireless Information Tab
2.
Select a network by double tapping the network name.
3.
In the IEEE 802.1X Authentication box, enable 802.1X authentication
4.
Select an EAP type
5.
Tap the Properties button. Validate Server is enabled by default.
6.
At the Authentication Settings display, tap the Select button to choose a User Certificate.
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Root Certificates
Generating a Root CA Certificate
Please refer to the “LXE Security Primer” for more information on obtaining and
installing root certificates.
The easiest way to get the root CA certificate is to use a browser on a PC to navigate to the CA.
To request the root CA certificate, open a browser to
http://<CA IP address>/certsrv.
Sign into the CA with any valid username and password.
Figure 5-67 Logon to Certificate Authority
Figure 5-68 Certificate Services Welcome Screen
Click the Download a CA certificate, certificate chain or CRL link.
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Make sure the correct root CA certificate is selected in the list box.
Figure 5-69 Download CA Certificate Screen
Click the DER button.
To download the CA certificate, click on the Download CA certificate link.
Figure 5-70 Download CA Certificate Screen
Click the Save button and save the certificate. Make sure to keep track of the name and location
of the certificate.
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Installing a Root CA Certificate
Note:
This section is used for Cisco radios only. Summit radios do not use the Windows
certificate store. Instead, copy the certificate to the \System folder for use with a Summit
radio.
Copy the certificate file to the VX6. Import the certificate by navigating to Start | Control Panel
| Certificates.
Figure 5-71 Certificates
Click the “Import” button.
Figure 5-72 Import Certificate
Make sure “From a File” is selected and click OK.
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Figure 5-73 Browsing to Certificate Location
Using the explorer buttons, browse to the location where you copied the certificate, select the
certificate desired and click OK.
Figure 5-74 Certificate Import Confirmation
Click Yes to import the certificate.
Once the certificate is installed, return to the proper authentication section, earlier in this manual.
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User Certificates
User certificates are only needed for EAP-TLS.
Generating a User Certificate
Please refer to the “LXE Security Primer” for more information on obtaining and
installing user certificates.
The easiest way to get the user certificate is to use a browser on a PC to navigate to the CA. To
request the user certificate, open a browser to
http://<CA IP address>/certsrv.
Sign into the CA with the username and password of the person who will be logging into the
mobile device.
Figure 5-75 Logon to Certificate Authority
This process saves a user certificate and a separate private key file. CE .NET devices such as the
VX6 require the private key to be saved as a separate file rather than including the private key in
the user certificate.
Figure 5-76 Certificate Services Welcome Screen
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Click the Request a certificate link.
Figure 5-77 Request a Certificate Screen
Click on the advanced certificate request link.
Figure 5-78 Advanced Certificate Request Screen
Click on the Create and submit a request to this CA link.
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Figure 5-79 Advanced Certificate Details
For the Certificate Template, select “User”.
Check the “Mark keys as exportable” and the “Export keys to file” checkboxes.
Type the full path on the local PC where the private key is to be copied. Also specify the private
key filename.
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Be sure to note the name used for the private key file, for example
VX6USER.PVK. The certificate file created later in this process must be given
the same name, for example, VX6USER.CER.
DO NOT check to use strong private key protection.
Make any other desired changes and click the “Submit” button.
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Figure 5-80 Script Warnings
If any script notifications occur, click the “Yes” button to continue the certificate request.
Figure 5-81 Script Warnings
When prompted for the private key password:
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Click “None” if you do not wish to use a password, or
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Enter and confirm your desired password then click “OK”.
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Figure 5-82 Certificate Issued
Click the Download certificate link.
Figure 5-83 Download Security Warning
Click Save to download and store the user certificate to the PC. Make sure to keep track of the
name and location of the certificate. The private key file is also downloaded and saved during this
process.
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file. For example, it the private key was saved as VX6USER.PVK then the
certificate file created must be given the same name, for example,
VX6USER.CER.
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Installing a User Certificate
Copy the certificate and private key files to the VX6. Import the certificate by navigating to Start
| Control Panel | Certificates.
Select “My Certificates” from the pull down list.
Figure 5-84 Certificates
Click the “Import” button.
Figure 5-85 Import Certificate
Make sure “From a File” is selected and click OK.
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Figure 5-86 Browsing to Certificate Location
Using the explorer buttons, browse to the location where you copied the certificate, select the
certificate desired and click OK.
The certificate is now shown in the list.
Figure 5-87 Certificate Listing
With the certificate you just imported highlighted, click View.
From the Field pull down menu, select “Private Key.
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Figure 5-88 Private Key Not Present
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If the private key is present, the process is complete.
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If the private key is not present, import the private key.
To import the private key, click OK to return to the Certificates screen.
Click import.
Figure 5-89 Browsing to Private Key Location
Using the explorer buttons, browse to the location where you copied the private key file, change
the Type pull down list to “Private Keys”, select the certificate desired and click OK. Enter the
password for the certificate if appropriate.
Click on View to see the certificate details again.
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Figure 5-90 Private Key Present
The private key should now say present. If it does not, there is a problem. Possible items to
check:
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Make sure the certificate was generated with a separate private key file, as shown
earlier in this section. If the certificate was not generated with a separate private key
file, generate a new certificate and follow the import process again.
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Make sure the certificate and private key file have the same name, for example
vx6user.cer for the certificate and vx6user.pvk for the private key file. If the file
names are not the same, rename the private key file and import it again.
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Introduction
Note:
LXE has made the assumption, in this chapter, that the first user to power up a new
mobile device is the system administrator.
LXE’s AppLock is designed to be run on LXE certified Windows CE based devices only. LXE
loads the AppLock program as part of the LXE customer installation process.
Configuration parameters are specified by the AppLock Administrator for the mobile device enduser. AppLock is password protected by the Administrator.
End-user mode locks the end-user into the configured application or applications. The end user
can still reboot the mobile device and respond to dialog boxes. The administrator-specified
application is automatically launched and runs in full screen mode when the device boots up.
When the mobile device is reset to factory default values, for example after a cold reset, the
Administrator may need to reconfigure the AppLock parameters.
Sections in this chapter that are not specifically Multi-Application or Single Application are
used/changed in the same way by both versions.
Note:
To reset the device to factory default values, please refer to Chapter 4 “System
Configuration” section titled “Utilities” and the RegClear, PSMFormat and ColdBoot
executable files.
Setup a New Device
LXE devices with the AppLock feature are shipped to boot in Administration mode with no
default password, thus when the device is first booted, the user has full access to the device and no
password prompt is displayed. After the administrator specifies an application to lock, a password
is assigned and the device is rebooted or the hotkey is pressed, the device switches to end-user
mode.
Briefly, the process to configure a new device is as follows:
1.
Insert a fully charged battery and press the Power button.
2.
3.
Connect an external power source to the device (if required).
Adjust screen display, audio volume and other parameters if desired. Install accessories (e.g.
handstrap, stylus).
4. Tap Start | Settings | Control Panel | Administration icon.
5. Assign an application on the Control (single application) or Application (dual application)
tab screen.
6. Assign a password on the Security tab screen.
7. Select a view level on the Status tab screen, if desired.
8. Tap OK
9. Press the hotkey sequence to launch AppLock and lock the configured application(s).
10. The device is now in end-user mode.
Important: Before setting up multiple application parameters, make sure the targeted
software applications will allow two versions to run at the same time.
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Multi-Application Version
Access:
Settings | Control Panel | Administration icon
A mobile device running the Multi-Application version of AppLock becomes a dedicated, dual
application device. Only the applications or features specified in the AppLock configuration by
the Administrator are available to the end-user. This version offers a user-mode taskbar icon
allowing the end-user to switch between user applications.
See section titled Multi-Application Configuration for information and instruction.
Figure 6-1 Administrator Control Panels – Multi-Application
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Single Application Version
Access:
Settings | Control Panel | Administration icon
A mobile device running the Single Application version of AppLock becomes a dedicated, single
application device. In other words, only the application or feature specified in the AppLock
configuration by the Administrator is available to the user.
See section titled Single Application Configuration for information and instruction.
Figure 6-2 Administrator Control Panels – Single Application
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Administration Mode
Administration mode gives full access to the mobile device, hardware and software configuration
options.
The administrator must enter a valid password (when a password has already been assigned)
before access to Administration mode and configuration options are allowed. The administrator
can configure the following options:
1.
Create/change the keystroke sequence to activate administrator access.
2.
Create/change the password for administrator access.
3.
Assign the name of the application, or applications, to lock.
4.
Select the command line of the application to lock.
In addition to these configuration options, the administrator can view and manage the status logs
of AppLock sessions.
Administrator default values for this device:
Administrator Hotkey
Shift+Ctrl+A
Password
none
Application path and name
none
Application command line
none
End User Mode
End-user mode locks the end-user into the configured application or applications. The end user
can still reboot and respond to dialog boxes. Each application is automatically launched and runs
in full screen mode when the device boots up.
The user cannot unintentionally or intentionally exit the application nor can the end user execute
any other applications. Normal application exit or switching methods and all Microsoft defined
Windows CE key combinations, such as close (X) icon, File Exit, File Close, Alt-F4, Alt-Tab, etc.
are disabled. The Windows CE desktop icons, menu bars, task bar and system trays are not visible
or accessible. Task Manager is not available.
If the end-user selects File/Exit or Close from the applications menu bar, the menu is cleared and
nothing else happens; the application remains active. Nothing happens when the end-user clicks
on the Close icon on the application’s title bar and the application remains active.
Note:
A few applications do not follow normal procedures when closing. AppLock cannot
prevent this type of application from closing, but is notified that the application has
closed. For these applications, AppLock immediately restarts the application which
causes the screen to flicker. If this type of application is being locked, the administrator
should close all other applications before switching to end user mode to minimize the
screen flicker.
Windows accelerator keys such as Alt-F4 are disabled.
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Passwords
A password must be configured. If the password is not configured, a new device switches into
Administration mode without prompting for a password. In addition to the hotkey press, a mode
switch occurs if inaccurate information has been configured or if mandatory information is
missing in the configuration.
There are several situations that display a password prompt after a password has been configured.
If the configured hotkey is pressed, the password prompt is displayed. In this case the user has 30
seconds to enter a password. If a valid password is not entered within 30 seconds, the password
prompt is dismissed and the device returns to end-user mode.
All other situations that present the password prompt do not dismiss the prompt -- this is because
the other situations result in invalid end-user operation.
These conditions include:
1.
If inaccurate configuration information is entered by the administrator, i.e. an application is
specified that does not exist.
2.
If the application name, which is mandatory for end-user mode, is missing in the
configuration.
3.
Invalid installation of AppLock (e.g. missing DLLs).
4.
Corrupted registry settings.
To summarize, if an error occurs that prevents AppLock from switching to user mode, the
password will not timeout and AppLock will wait until the correct password is entered.
Troubleshooting
Can’t locate the password that has been set by the administrator? Enter this LXE back door key
sequence:
Ctrl+L Ctrl+X Ctrl+E
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The default Administrator Hotkey sequence is Shift+Ctrl+A.
Administrator mode allows access to all features on the device. When the hotkey is pressed to
switch into Administrator mode, a password prompt is displayed (if a password has been
configured). A password must be entered within 30 seconds (and within three tries) or the
password prompt is removed and the device remains in end-user mode with the focus returned to
the locked application. Without entry of a valid password, the switch into Administrator mode
will not occur.
Access:
Settings | Control Panel | Administration icon
The password prompt is displayed if a password has been configured. When the valid password is
entered, the Administration Control panel is displayed. When a valid password is not entered
within 30 seconds, the user is returned to the System Control Panel.
If a password has not been configured, the Administrator Control panel is displayed.
Important: Before setting up multiple instances of the same application, make sure the
targeted software application will allow two instances to run at the same time.
Application Panel
Figure 6-3 Application Panel – Multi-Application
Note:
If your Application Panel does not look like the figure shown above, you may have the
Single Application version.
Use the Application tab options to select the applications to launch when the device boots up in
End User Mode.
Move the cursor to the Filename text box and either type the application path or tap the Browse
button (the … button). The standard Windows CE Browse dialog is displayed. After selecting the
application from the Browse dialog, tap OK.
Enter the Title to be associated with the application’s icon. The assumption is that multiple copies
of the same application may need unique text for the icon in order to differentiate them in the
application switcher panel.
Enter the command line parameters for the application in the Arguments text box.
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Enter the Order in which the application is to be loaded or presented to the end user. Applications
are launched in lowest to highest number order.
Enable the Internet checkbox to use the End User Internet Explorer (EUIE.EXE) When the
checkbox is enabled, the Internet Menu and Internet Status are available. See the section titled
End User Internet Explorer for more details.
Select the Global Key key sequence the end user is to press when switching between applications.
The Global Key default key sequence is Ctrl+Spc. The Global key is selected from a predefined
list of Global hotkey combinations. The Global key is presented to the end-user as the Activation
key.
Enter the number of seconds in Global Delay that both Applications must wait before starting to
run upon reboot.
Tap the Clear button to clear all Application information that are currently displayed. The Global
settings remain the same for both applications.
Use the left and right scroll buttons to move from application setup screen to application setup
screen. The left and right buttons update the information on the screen with the previous or next
configured application respectively.
If no application is specified when the Administrator Control applet is closed, the device reboots
into Administrator mode. If a password has been set, but an application has not been specified, the
user will be prompted for the password before entering administration mode. The password
prompt remains on the display until a valid password is entered.
End User Internet Explorer (EUIE)
AppLock supports applications that utilize Internet Explorer, such as .HTML pages and JAVA
applications. The end user can run an application by entering the application name and path in
Internet Explorer’s address bar.
To prevent the end user from executing an application using this method, the address bar and
Options settings dialog are restricted in Internet Explorer. This is accomplished by creating an
Internet Explorer that is used in end user mode: End-user Internet Explorer (EUIE.EXE). The
EUIE executes the Internet Explorer application in full screen mode which removes the address
bar and status bar. The Options Dialog is also removed so the end user cannot re-enable the
address bar.
The administrator specifies the EUIE by checking the Internet checkbox in the Application tab of
the Administrator applet. The internet application should then be entered in the Application text
box.
When the Internet checkbox is enabled, the Menu and Status check boxes are available.
Enabling the Menu checkbox displays the EUIE’s menu which contains navigation functions like
Back, Forward, Home, Refresh, etc., functions that are familiar to most Internet Explorer users.
When the Menu checkbox is blank, the EUIE menu is not displayed and Navigation functions are
unavailable.
When the Status checkbox is enabled, the status bar displayed by EUIE gives feedback to the
end-user when they are navigating the Internet.
If the standard Internet Explorer that is shipped with the mobile device is desired, it should be
treated like any other application. This means that IEXPLORER.EXE should be specified in the
Application text box and the internet application should be entered in the command line. In this
case, do not check the Internet checkbox.
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Security Panel
Figure 6-4 Security Panel – Multi-Application
Hotkey
Specify the hotkey sequence that triggers AppLock to switch between administrator and user
modes and the password required to enter Administrator mode. The default hotkey sequence is
Shift+Ctrl+A.
A 2nd key keypress is an invalid keypress for a hotkey sequence.
Move the cursor to the Hot Key text box. Enter the new hot key sequence by first pressing the
Shift state key followed by a normal key. The hotkey selected must be a key sequence that the
application being locked does not use. The hotkey sequence is intercepted by AppLock and is not
passed to the application.
Input from the keyboard or Input Panel is accepted with the restriction that the normal key must
be pressed from the keyboard when switching modes. The hotkey sequence is displayed in the Hot
key text box with “Shift”, “Alt”, and “Ctrl” text strings representing the shift state keys. The
normal keyboard key completes the hotkey sequence. The hotkey must be entered via the keypad.
Some hotkeys cannot be entered via the Input Panel. Also, hotkeys entered via the SIP are not
guaranteed to work properly when switching operational modes.
For example, if the ‘Ctrl’ key is pressed followed by ‘A’, “Ctrl+A” is entered in the text box. If
another key is pressed after a normal key press, the hotkey sequence is cleared and a new hotkey
sequence is started.
A normal key is required for the hotkey sequence and is unlike pressing the normal key during a
mode switch; this key can be entered from the SIP when configuring the key. However, when the
hotkey is pressed to switch modes, the normal key must be entered from the keypad; it cannot be
entered from the SIP.
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Password
Move the cursor to the Password text box. The passwords entered in the Password and Confirm
Password fields must match. Passwords are case sensitive.
When the user exits the Administrator Control panel, the two passwords are compared to verify
that they match. If they do not match, a dialog box is displayed notifying the user of the error.
After the user closes the dialog box, the Security Panel is displayed and the password can then be
entered and confirmed again. If the passwords match, the password is encrypted and saved.
See Also:
Passwords and Troubleshooting Multi-Application AppLock
Status Panel
Use the Status panel to view the log of previous AppLock operations and to configure which
messages are to be recorded during AppLock operation.
Status information is stored in a specific location on the storage device and in a specific logfile
specified by the Administrator. For this reason, the administrator can configure the type of status
information that is logged, as well as clear the status information.
Figure 6-5 Status Panel – Multi-Application
Move the cursor to the Filename text box and either type the logfile path or tap the Browse button
(the … button). The standard Windows CE Browse dialog is displayed. After selecting the logfile
from the Browse dialog, tap OK.
Note:
If your Status Panel does not look like the figure shown above, you may have the Single
Application version.
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the administrator to determine why the specified application cannot be locked.
Processing status shows the flow control of AppLock components and is mainly
intended for LXE Customer Service when helping users troubleshoot problems with
their AppLock program.
Extended status provides more detailed information than that logged by Process
Logging.
All messages are displayed.
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Tap the Refresh button after changing from one view level to another. The filtered records are
displayed, all others are not displayed.
Log
Note:
If a level higher than Error is selected, the status should be cleared frequently by the
administrator.
In addition to the three view levels the administrator can select that all status information be
logged or turn off all status information logging completely. The system default is ‘None’;
however to reduce registry use, the administrator may want to select ‘None’ after verifying the
configuration. Tap the Clear button to clear the status information from the registry.
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Save As
When the 'Save As'… button is selected, a standard 'Save As' dialog screen is displayed. Specify
the path and filename. If the filename exists, the user is prompted whether the file should be
overwritten. If the file does not exist, it is created.
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End-User Switching Technique
Figure 6-6 End-User Multi-Application Touch Panel
Using a Stylus Tap
When the mobile device enters end-user mode, a taskbar icon is available to the user so they can
switch between the locked applications. The touchscreen must be enabled on the mobile device
before the taskbar icon can be used. The taskbar is always visible on top of the application in
focus.
When the taskbar icon is tapped, a menu is displayed showing the applications available to the
user. The user then taps the application name in the popup menu and the selected application is
brought to the foreground. The previous application continues to run in the background. Stylus
taps affect the application in focus only.
The appearance of the taskbar is different on various mobile device platforms and may differ from
the example shown above. This example is shown only to aid in describing how the user can
switch between applications using a stylus. If RFTerm and Microsoft Word were the two
applications locked, a switching icon showing both applications is displayed on the screen.
Using a Hotkey Sequence
One hotkey is defined for the end-user to key in when switching between locked applications.
This is known as the Activation key. The Activation key is assigned by the Administrator using
the Global Key parameter. When the hotkey or hotkey sequence is pressed on the keypad, the next
application in the AppLock configuration is moved to the foreground and the previous application
moves to the background. The previous application continues to run in the background but enduser key presses affect the application in focus only.
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Troubleshooting Multi-Application AppLock
The mobile device won’t switch from Administration mode to end-user mode.
• If the configuration is valid for one application but not the other, the switch to end-user
mode fails. AppLock stays in Administration mode and is stopped until the Administrator
password is entered.
• If two copies of the same application are configured, but the application only allows one
copy to run at a time, for example Microsoft Pocket Word, the switch to end-user fails.
AppLock stays in Administration mode and is stopped until the Administrator password is
entered.
The hotkey sequence needed is not allowed. What does this mean?
When the Administrator is selecting a hotkey sequence to use when switching user modes, they
are not allowed to enter key combinations that are reserved by installed software applications.
LXE has validated RFTerm key combinations ONLY.
When RFTerm is installed on the mobile device and an RFTerm restricted key sequence is
specified as a hotkey sequence by the Administrator, the following error message is displayed in a
message box:
Selected hotkey is not allowed. Please reenter.
When RFTerm is not installed on the mobile device, the RFTerm keys are not restricted from use.
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Single Application Configuration
The default Administrator Hotkey sequence is Shift+Ctrl+A.
Administrator mode allows access to all features on the device. When the hotkey is pressed to
switch into Administrator mode, a password prompt is displayed (if a password has been
configured). A password must be entered within 30 seconds (and within three tries) or the
password prompt is removed and the device remains in end-user mode with the focus returned to
the locked application. Without entry of a valid password, the switch into Administrator mode
will not occur.
Access:
Settings | Control Panel | Administration icon
The password prompt is displayed if a password has been configured. When the valid password is
entered, the Administration Control panel is displayed. When a valid password is not entered
within 30 seconds, the user is returned to the System Control Panel.
If a password has not been configured, the Administrator Control panel is displayed.
Control Panel
Figure 6-7 Administrator Control Panel
Note:
If your Administrator Control Panel does not look like the figure shown above, you may
have the Multi-Application version.
Use the Control tab options to select the application to launch when the device boots up.
Move the cursor to the Application text box and either type the application path or click the
Browse button (the … button). The standard Windows CE .NET Browse dialog is displayed.
After selecting the application from the Browse dialog, tap OK.
Enter the command line parameters for the application in the Command Line text box.
Enter the number of seconds the selected Application must wait before starting to run upon
reboot.
If no application is specified when the Administrator Control panel is closed, the device reboots
into Administrator mode. If a password has been set, but the application has not been specified,
the user will be prompted for the password before entering administration mode. The password
prompt remains on the display until a valid password is entered.
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End User Internet Explorer
AppLock supports applications that utilize Internet Explorer, such as .HTML pages and JAVA
applications. The end user can run an application by entering the application name and path in
Internet Explorer’s address bar.
To prevent the end user from executing an application using this method, the address bar and
Options settings dialog are restricted in Internet Explorer. This is accomplished by creating an
Internet Explorer that is used in end user mode, End-user Internet Explorer (EUIE). The EUIE
executes the Internet Explorer application in full screen mode which removes the address bar and
status bar. The Options Dialog is also removed so the end user cannot re-enable the address bar.
The administrator specifies the EUIE by simply checking the “Internet” checkbox in the Control
tab of the Administrator applet. The internet application should then be entered in the
“Application” text box. If the standard Internet Explorer that is shipped with the device is desired,
it should be treated like any other application. This means that IEXPLORER.EXE should be
specified in the Application text box and the internet application should be entered in the
command line. In this case, do not check the Internet checkbox.
Security Panel
Figure 6-8 Administrator Security Panel
Hotkey
Specify the hotkey sequence that triggers AppLock to switch between administrator and user
modes and the password required to enter Administrator mode. The default hotkey sequence is
Shift+Ctrl+A.
A 2nd key keypress is an invalid keypress for a hotkey sequence.
Note:
Some key combinations cannot be specified because they conflict with the key
combinations used by other LXE applications. The message “Selected hotkey is not
allowed, Please re-enter” is displayed. A different Hotkey must be entered.
Move the cursor to the Hot Key text box. Enter the new hot key sequence by first pressing the
Shift state key followed by a normal key. The hotkey selected must be a key sequence that the
application being locked does not use. The hotkey sequence is intercepted by AppLock and is not
passed to the application.
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Input from the keyboard or Input Panel is accepted with the restriction that the normal key must
be pressed from the keyboard when switching modes. The hotkey sequence is displayed in the Hot
key text box with “Shift”, “Alt”, and “Ctrl” text strings representing the shift state keys. The
normal keyboard key completes the hotkey sequence.
For example, if the ‘Ctrl’ key is pressed followed by ‘A’, “Ctrl+A” is entered in the text box. If
another key is pressed after a normal key press, the hotkey sequence is cleared and a new hotkey
sequence is started.
A normal key is required for the hotkey sequence and unlike pressing the normal key during a
mode switch; this key can be entered from the SIP when configuring the key. However, when the
hotkey is pressed to switch modes, the normal key must be entered from the keypad; it cannot be
entered from the SIP.
Password
Move the cursor to the Password text box. The passwords entered in the Password and Confirm
Password fields must match. Passwords are case sensitive.
When the user exits the Administrator Control panel, the two passwords are compared to verify
that they match. If they do not match, a dialog box is displayed notifying the user of the error.
After the user closes the dialog box, the Security Panel is displayed and the password can then be
entered and confirmed again. If the passwords match, the password is encrypted and saved.
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Figure 6-9 Administrator Status Panel
Use the Status panel to view the log of previous AppLock operation and to configure which
messages are to be recorded during AppLock operation.
As the status information is stored in the registry and accumulates during AppLock configuration
and operation, it is very important that the administrator periodically clear the status information
to reduce the amount of registry space used. For this reason, the administrator can configure the
type of status information that is logged, as well as clear the status information.
View
Error
Process
Extended
All
Error status messages are logged when an error occurs and is intended to be used by
the administrator to determine why the specified application cannot be locked.
Processing status shows the flow control of AppLock components and is mainly
intended for LXE Customer Service when helping users troubleshoot problems with
their AppLock program.
Extended status provides more detailed information than that logged by Process
Logging.
All messages are displayed.
Tap the Refresh button after changing from one view level to another. The filtered records are
displayed, all others are not displayed.
Levels
Note:
If a level higher than Error is selected, the status should be cleared frequently by the
administrator.
In addition to the three view levels the administrator can select that all status information be
logged or turn off all status information logging completely. The system default is Error Logging;
however to reduce registry use, the administrator may want to select ‘None’ after verifying the
configuration. Tap the Clear button to clear the status information from the registry.
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Save As
When the 'Save As'… button is selected, a standard 'Save As' dialog screen is displayed. Specify
the path and filename. If the filename exists, the user is prompted whether the file should be
overwritten. If the file does not exist, it is created.
See Also:
Error Messages
Error Messages
Any messages whose first word is an ‘ing’ word is output prior to the action described in the
message. For example, “Switching to admin-hotkey press” is logged after the administrator has
pressed the hotkey but prior to starting the switch process.
For all operations that can result in an error, an Error level message is displayed when a failure
occurs. These messages contain the word “failure”. These messages have a partner Extended level
message that is logged which contains the word “OK” if the action completed successfully rather
than with an error.
For processing level messages, “Enter…” is logged at the beginning of the function specified in
the message and “Exit…” is logged at the end (just before the return) of the function specified in
the message.
Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Error reading hotkey; using default
A hotkey is required. If there is a failure reading the
hotkey, the internal factory default is used.
LOG_ERROR
App Command Line= <Command
line>
Command line of the application being locked
LOG_PROCESSING
App= <Application name>
Name of the application being locked
LOG_PROCESSING
dwProcessID= <#>
Device ID of the application being locked
LOG_EX
Encrypt exported key len <#>
Size of encrypt export key
LOG_EX
Encrypt password length= <#>
The length of the encrypted password.
LOG_EX
Encrypted data len <#>
Length of the encrypted password
LOG_EX
hProcess= <#>
Handle of the application being locked
LOG_EX
Key pressed = <#>
A key has been pressed and trapped by the hotkey
processing.
LOG_EX
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The status information is being saved to a file and the
file has been opened successfully.
LOG_EX
Address of keyboard hook
procedure failure
Applock found the kbdhook.dll, but was unable to get
the address of the initialization procedure. For some
reason the dll is corrupted. Look in the \Windows
directory for kbdhook.dll. If it exists, delete it. Also
delete applock.exe from the \Windows directory and
reboot the unit. Deleting applock.exe triggers the
applock system to reload.
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Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Address of keyboard hook
procedure OK
Applock successfully retrieved the address of the
keyboard filter initialization procedure.
LOG_EX
Alt pressed
The Alt key has been pressed and trapped by the
HotKey processing.
LOG_EX
Alt
Processing the hotkey and backdoor entry
LOG_EX
Application handle search failure
The application being locked did not complete
initialization.
LOG_ERROR
Application handle search OK
The application initialized itself successfully
LOG_ERROR
Application load failure
The application could not be launched by AppLock; the
application could not be found or is corrupted.
LOG_ERROR
Backdoor message received
The backdoor keys have been pressed. The backdoor
hotkeys provide a method for customer service to get a
user back into their system without editing the registry
or reloading the device.
LOG_PROCESSING
Cannot find kbdhook.dll
The load of the keyboard filter failed. This occurs when
the dll is missing or is corrupted. Look in the \Windows
directory for kbdhook.dll. If it exists, delete it. Also
delete applock.exe from the \Windows directory and
reboot the unit. Deleting applock.exe triggers the
applock system to reload.
LOG_ERROR
Converted Pwd
Converted password from wide to mbs.
LOG_EX
Could not create event
EVT_HOTKEYCHG
The keyboard filter uses this event at the Administrator
Control panel. The event could not be created.
LOG_ERROR
Could not hook keyboard
If the keyboard cannot be controlled, AppLock cannot
process the hotkey. This failure prevents a mode switch
into user mode.
LOG_ERROR
Could not start thread HotKeyMon
The keyboard filter must watch for hot key changes.
The watch process could not be initiated.
LOG_ERROR
Ctrl after L or X
Processing the backdoor entry.
LOG_EX
Ctrl pressed
The Ctrl key has been pressed and trapped by the
HotKey processing.
LOG_EX
Ctrl
Processing the hotkey and backdoor entry.
LOG_EX
Decrypt acquire context failure
Unable to decrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Decrypt acquired context OK
Decryption process ok.
LOG_EX
Decrypt create hash failure
Unable to decrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Decrypt created hash OK
Decryption process ok.
LOG_EX
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Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Decrypt failure
Unable to decrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Decrypt import key failure
Unable to decrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Decrypt imported key OK
Decryption process ok.
LOG_EX
Encrypt acquire context failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt acquire encrypt context
failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt acquired encrypt context
OK
Encrypt password process successful.
LOG_EX
Encrypt create hash failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt create key failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt created encrypt hash OK
Encrypt password process successful.
LOG_EX
Encrypt export key failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt export key length failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt exported key OK
Encrypt password process successful.
LOG_EX
Encrypt failure
The password encryption failed.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt gen key failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt generate key failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt get user key failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt get user key ok
Encrypt password process successful.
LOG_EX
Encrypt hash data failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt hash data from pwd OK
Encrypt password process successful.
LOG_EX
Encrypt length failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt out of memory for key
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypted data OK
The password has been successfully encrypted.
LOG_EX
Enter AppLockEnumWindows
In order for AppLock to control the application being
locked so it can prevent the application from exiting,
AppLock launches the application and has to wait until
it has created and initialized its main window. This
message is logged when the function that waits for the
application initialization is entered.
LOG_EX
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Error Messages
Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Enter DecryptPwd
Entering the password decryption process.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter EncryptPwd
Entering the password encryption processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter FullScreenMode
Entering the function that switches the screen mode. In
full screen mode, the taskbar is hidden and disabled.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter GetAppInfo
Processing is at the beginning of the function that
retrieves the application information from the registry.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter password dialog
Entering the password dialog processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter password timeout
Entering the password timeout processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter restart app timer
Some application shut down before AppLock can stop
it. In these cases, AppLock gets notification of the exit.
When the notification is received, AppLock starts a
timer to restart the application. This message logs that
the timer has expired and the processing is at the
beginning of the timer function.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter TaskbarScreenMode
Entering the function that switches the screen to non-full
screen mode and enable the taskbar.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter ToAdmin
Entering the function that handles a mode switch into
admin mode.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter ToUser
Entering the function that handles the mode switch to
user mode
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter verify password
Entering the password verification processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit AppLockEnumWindowsFound
There are two exit paths from the enumeration function.
This message denotes the enumeration function found
the application.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit AppLockEnumWindows-Not
found
There are two exit paths from the enumeration function.
This message denotes the enumeration function did not
find the application.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit DecryptPwd
Exiting password decryption processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit EncryptPwd
Exiting password encryption processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit FullScreenMode
Exiting the function that switches the screen to full
screen.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit GetAppInfo
Processing is at the end of the function that retrieved the
application information from the registry.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit password dialog
Exiting password prompt processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit password dialog-cancel
Exiting password prompt w/cancel.
LOG_PROCESSING
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Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Exit password dialog-OK
Exiting password prompt successfully.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit password timeout
Exiting password timeout processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit restart app timer
Processing is at the end of the timer function
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit TaskbarScreenMode
Exiting the function that switches the screen mode back
to normal operation for the administrator.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit ToAdmin
Exiting the function that handles the mode switch into
admin mode.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit ToUser
Exiting the user mode switch function.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit ToUser-Registry read failure
The AppName value does not exist in the registry so
user mode cannot be entered.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit verify password-no pwd set
Exiting password verification.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit verify password-response from
dialog
Exiting password verification.
LOG_PROCESSING
Found taskbar
The handle to the taskbar has been found so that
AppLock can disable it in user mode.
LOG_PROCESSING
Getting address of keyboard hook
init procedure
AppLock is retrieving the address of the keyboard hook.
LOG_PROCESSING
Getting configuration from registry
The AppLock configuration is being read from the
registry. This occurs at initialization and also at entry
into user mode. The registry must be re-read at entry
into user mode in case the administration changed the
settings of the application being controlled.
LOG_PROCESSING
Getting encrypt pwd length
The length of the encrypted password is being
calculated.
LOG_EX
Hook wndproc failure
AppLock is unable to lock the application. This could
happen if the application being locked encountered an
error after performing its initialization and shut itself
down prior to being locked by AppLock.
LOG_ERROR
Hook wndproc of open app failure
The application is open, but AppLock cannot lock it.
LOG_ERROR
Hot key event creation failure
The Admin applet is unable to create the hotkey
notification.
LOG_ERROR
Hot key pressed
Processing the hotkey and backdoor entry
LOG_EX
Hot key pressed
Processing the hotkey and backdoor entry
LOG_EX
Hot key set event failure
When the administrator changes the hotkey
configuration the hotkey controller must be notified.
This notification failed.
LOG_ERROR
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Error Messages
Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Hotkey press message received
The user just pressed the configured hotkey.
LOG_PROCESSING
In app hook:WM_SIZE
In addition to preventing the locked application from
exiting, AppLock must also prevent the application from
enabling the taskbar and resizing the application’s
window. This message traps a change in the window
size and corrects it.
LOG_EX
In app
hook:WM_WINDOWPOSCHANG
ED
In addition to preventing the locked application from
exiting, AppLock must also prevent the application from
enabling the taskbar and resizing the application’s
window. This message traps a change in the window
position and corrects it.
LOG_EX
Initializing keyboard hook
procedure
Applock is calling the keyboard hook initialization.
LOG_PROCESSING
Keyboard hook initialization failure
The keyboard filter initialization failed.
LOG_ERROR
Keyboard hook loaded OK
The keyboard hook dll exists and loaded successfully.
LOG_EX
L after Ctrl
Processing the backdoor entry.
LOG_EX
Loading keyboard hook
When Applock first loads, it loads a dll that contains the
keyboard hook processing. This message is logged prior
to the load attempt.
LOG_PROCESSING
Open failure
The status information is being saved to a file and the
file open has failed. This could occur if the file is write
protected. If the file does not exist, it is created.
LOG_ERROR
Open registry failure
If the Administration registry key does not exist, the
switch to user mode fails because the AppName value in
the Administration key is not available.
LOG_ERROR
Opened status file
The status information is being saved to a file and the
file has been opened successfully.
LOG_EX
Out of memory for encrypted pwd
Not enough memory to encrypt the password.
LOG_ERROR
pRealTaskbarWndProc already set
The taskbar control has already been installed.
LOG_EX
Pwd cancelled or invalid-remain in
user mode
The password prompt was cancelled by the user or the
maximum number of failed attempts to enter a password
was exceeded.
LOG_EX
Read registry error-hot key
The hotkey registry entry is missing or empty. This is
not considered an error. The keyboard hook uses an
embedded default if the value is not set in the registry.
LOG_ERROR
Read registry failure-app name
AppName registry value does not exist or is empty. This
constitutes a failure for switching into user mode.
LOG_ERROR
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Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Read registry failure-Cmd Line
AppCommandLine registry entry is missing or empty.
This is not considered an error since command line
information is not necessary to launch and lock the
application.
LOG_ERROR
Read registry failure-Internet
The Internet registry entry is missing or empty. This is
not considered an error since the Internet value is not
necessary to launch and lock the application.
LOG_ERROR
Registering Backdoor MSG
The AppLock system communicates with the keyboard
hook via a user defined message. Both AppLock.exe
and Kbdhook.dll register the message at initialization.
LOG_PROCESSING
Registering Hotkey MSG
The applock system communicates with the keyboard
hook via a user defined message. Both Applock.exe and
Kbdhook.dll register the message at initialization.
LOG_PROCESSING
Registry read failure at reenter user
mode
The registry has to be read when entering user mode is
the AppName is missing. This user mode entry is
attempted at boot and after a hotkey switch when the
administrator has closed the application being locked or
has changed the the application name or command line.
LOG_ERROR
Registry read failure at reenter user
mode
The registry has to be read when switching into user
mode. This is because the administrator can change the
settings during administration mode. The read of the
registry failed which means the Administration key was
not found or the AppName value was missing or empty.
LOG_ERROR
Registry read failure
The registry read failed. The registry information read
when this message is logged is the application
information. It the Adminstration key cannot be opened
or if the AppName value is missing or empty, this error
is logged. The other application information is not
required. If the AppName value is not available,
AppLock cannot switch into user mode.
LOG_ERROR
Reset system work area failure
The system work area is adjusted when in user mode to
cover the taskbar area. The system work area has to be
adjusted to exclude the taskbar area in administration
mode. AppLock was unable to adjust this area.
LOG_ERROR
Shift pressed
The Shift key has been pressed and trapped by the
HotKey processing.
LOG_EX
Shift
Processing the hotkey and backdoor entry
LOG_EX
Show taskbar
The taskbar is now being made visible and enabled.
LOG_PROCESSING
Switching to admin-backdoor
The system is currently in user mode and is now
switching to admin mode. The switch occurred because
of the backdoor key presses were entered by the
administrator.
LOG_PROCESSING
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Error Messages
Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Switching to admin-hotkey press
The system is currently in user mode and is now
switching to admin mode. The switch occurred because
of a hotkey press by the administrator.
LOG_PROCESSING
Switching to admin-kbdhook.dll not
found
The keyboard hook load failed, so Applock switches to
admin mode. If a password is specified, the password
prompt is displayed and remains until a valid password
is entered.
LOG_PROCESSING
Switching to admin-keyboard hook
initialization failure
If the keyboard hook initialization fails, Applock
switches to admin mode. . If a password is specified, the
password prompt is displayed and remains until a valid
password is entered.
LOG_PROCESSING
Switching to admin-registry read
failure
See the explanation of the “Registry read failure” above.
AppLock is switching into Admin mode. If a password
has been configured, the prompt will be displayed and
will not be dismissed until a valid password is entered.
LOG_PROCESSING
Switching to TaskbarScreenMode
In administration mode, the taskbar is visible and
enabled.
LOG_EX
Switching to user mode
The registry was successfully read and AppLock is
starting the process to switch to user mode.
LOG_PROCESSING
Switching to user-hotkey press
The system is currently in admin mode and is now
switching to user mode. The switch occurred because of
a hotkey press by the administrator.
LOG_PROCESSING
Taskbar hook failure
Applock is unable to control the taskbar to prevent the
locked application from re-enabling it.
LOG_ERROR
Taskbar hook OK
AppLock successfully installed control of the taskbar.
LOG_EX
Timeout looking for app window
After the application is launched, AppLock must wait
until the application has initialized itself before
proceeding. The application did not start successfully
and Applock has timed out.
LOG_ERROR
ToUser after admin, not at boot
The user mode switch is attempted when the device
boots and after the administrator presses the hotkey. The
mode switch is being attempted after a hotkey press.
LOG_EX
ToUser after admin-app still open
The switch to user mode is being made via a hotkey
press and the administrator has left the application open
and has not made any changes in the configuration.
LOG_EX
ToUser after admin-no app or cmd
line change
If user mode is being entered via a hotkey press, the
administrator may have left the configured application
open. If so, AppLock does not launch the application
again unless a new application or command line has
been specified; otherwise, it just locks it.
LOG_EX
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Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Unable to move desktop
The desktop is moved when switching into user mode.
This prevents them from being visible if the application
is exited and restarted by the timer. This error does not
affect the screen mode switch; processing continues.
LOG_ERROR
Unable to move taskbar
The taskbar is moved when switching into user mode.
This prevents them from being visible if the application
is exited and restarted by the timer. This error does not
affect the screen mode switch; processing continues.
LOG_ERROR
Unhook taskbar wndproc failure
AppLock could not remove its control of the taskbar.
This error does not affect AppLock processing
LOG_ERROR
Unhook wndproc failure
AppLock could not remove the hook that allows
monitoring of the application.
LOG_ERROR
Unhooking taskbar
In administration mode, the taskbar should return to
normal operation, so AppLock’s control of the taskbar
should be removed.
LOG_EX
Unhooking wndproc
When the administrator leaves user mode, the device is
fully operational; therefore, AppLock must stop
monitoring the locked application.
LOG_EX
WM_SIZE adjusted
This message denotes that AppLock has readjusted the
window size.
LOG_EX
X after Ctrl+L
Processing the backdoor entry.
LOG_EX
Ret from password <#>
Return value from password dialog.
LOG_EX
Decrypt data len <#>
Length of decrypted password.
LOG_EX
Window handle to
enumwindows=%x
The window handle that is passed to the enumeration
function. This message can be used by engineering with
other development tools to trouble shoot application
lock failures.
LOG_EX
WM_WINDOWPOSCHG
adjusted=%x
Output the window size after it has been adjusted by
AppLock
LOG_EX
Term process restart –window not
found
The locked application has been closed using a method
that cannot be detected by AppLock. AppLock will
restart the application.
LOG_ERROR
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AppLock Registry Settings
AppLock Registry Settings
This system application runs at startup via the “launch” feature of LXE Windows CE .NET
devices. When the launch feature is installed on the device, the following registry settings are
created. The launch feature registry settings are embedded in the mobile device OS image:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\LXE\\Persist\\Filename=AppLock.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\LXE\\Persist\\Installed=
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\LXE\\Persist\\FileCheck=
AppLock registry settings identify the application that is going to be locked and any parameters
that are needed by the application. These registry settings are as follows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\LXE\\Administration\\AppName
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\LXE\\AppCommandLine=
In addition to the registry settings needed to specify the application, additional registry settings are
needed to store the configuration options for AppLock. These options include, among others, the
administrator’s password and hotkey.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\LXE\\AppLock\\Administration\\HotKey=
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\LXE\\AppLock\\Administration\\EP=
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Appendix A Key Maps
The VX6 Keypad
ESC
CTRL
SHIFT
ALT
2ND
CAPS
BREAK
R/S
F1
F2
F3
@
!
|
E
;
\
A
SP
$
#
W
BKLT
F5
F4
%
^
R
T
:
&
D
F
G
Z
X
C
V
(
*
,
I
.
H
J
B
N
F9
)
O
P
PgUp
?
K
_
~
F8
F7
U
Y
‘
S
F6
L
Home
PgDn
CAPS
/
2nd
=
F10
INS
BKSP
ENTER
END
M
[
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7
4
1
0
{
]
8
5
2
+
}
>
9
6
3
DEL
.
Figure A-1 VX6 QWERTY Keyboard
The key map table that follows lists the commands used when running LXE’s VX6.
Key Map 101-Key Equivalencies
When using a sequence of keys that includes the 2nd key, press the 2nd key first then the rest of the
key sequence.
Note:
The VX6 keyboard does not have a NumLock indicator. NumLock is enabled by default.
The warmboot behavior of NumLock can be configured. Please refer to Chapter 4,
“System Configuration”. When NumLock is off, only the numeric 0 through 9 and DOT
keys are affected. All other keymaps are unchanged.
When the VX6 boots, the default condition of Caps (or CapsLock) is Off. The Caps (or
CapsLock) condition can be set toggled with a <2nd>+<F1> key sequence. The CAPS
LED on the keyboard is illuminated when CapsLock is On.
Press These Keys and Then
To get this key
nd
2
Increase Brightness
Decrease Contrast
3
4
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Alt
Press this key
CapsLock
3
x
F4
3
x
F5
4
x
F6
4
x
F7
Decrease Brightness
Increase Contrast
Shift
The Brightness Adjustment keys have no function. Brightness is adjusted via the buttons on
the VX6 control panel.
The Contrast Adjustment keys have no function because the VX6 is equipped with a TFT
display that has no provision for these adjustments.
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Key Map 101-Key Equivalencies
Press These Keys and Then
To get this key
nd
2
Increase Volume
Decrease Volume
Suspend/Resume
Shift
Ctrl
x
F8
5
x
F9
6
x
F3
2nd
2
Shift
Shift
Alt
Alt
Ctrl
Ctrl
Esc
Esc
Space
Sp
Enter
Enter
Enter (numeric)
x
CapsLock (Toggle)
x
F1
Ins/BkSp
Tab
Tab
Ctrl-Break
x
7
Pause
7
Enter
Back Space
BackTab
6
Press this key
CapsLock
5
nd
5
Alt
Tab
x
x
x
F2
F2
Up Arrow
Up Arrow
Down Arrow
Down Arrow
Right Arrow
Right Arrow
Left Arrow
Left Arrow
Insert
x
Ins/BkSp
Delete (numeric)
x
DOT
Home
x
Left Arrow
End
x
Right Arrow
Page Up
x
Up Arrow
Page Down
x
Down Arrow
Right Shift
x
x
F7
Right Alt
x
x
F8
Right Ctrl
x
x
F9
ScrollLock
x
x
F4
NumLock
x
x
F10
F1
F1
F2
F2
The Volume Control keys have no function as the volume control is adjusted via the Windows
CE .NET Control Panel.
The Suspend/Resume key has no function as Windows Power Management controls all power
management modes on the VX6.
Press <Ctrl> then <2nd> then <F2> to produce Ctrl-Break.
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To get this key
209
Press These Keys and Then
nd
2
Shift
Ctrl
Alt
Press this key
CapsLock
F3
F3
F4
F4
F5
F5
F6
F6
F7
F7
F8
F8
F9
F9
F10
F10
F11
x
x
F1
F12
x
x
F2
a
A
b
B
c
C
d
D
e
E
F
F
g
G
h
H
I
I
j
J
k
K
l
L
m
M
n
N
o
O
p
P
q
Q
r
R
s
S
t
T
u
U
v
V
w
W
x
X
y
Y
z
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x
A
B
x
B
C
x
C
D
x
D
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Key Map 101-Key Equivalencies
To get this key
Press These Keys and Then
nd
2
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Shift
Ctrl
Alt
Press this key
CapsLock
E
x
E
F
x
F
G
x
G
H
x
H
I
x
I
J
x
J
K
x
K
L
x
L
M
x
M
N
x
N
O
x
O
P
x
P
Q
x
Q
R
x
R
S
x
S
T
x
T
U
x
U
V
x
V
W
x
W
X
x
X
Y
x
Y
Z
x
Z
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9
0
0
DOT
DOT
<
x
0
[
x
1
]
x
2
>
x
3
=
x
4
{
x
5
}
x
6
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To get this key
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Press These Keys and Then
nd
2
/ (numeric)
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x
/ (alpha)
x
- (numeric)
x
- (alpha)
x
+ (numeric)
x
+ (alpha)
x
Shift
Ctrl
Alt
Press this key
CapsLock
x
7
x
8
7
8
x
9
9
* (numeric)
x
* (alpha)
x
I
: (colon)
x
D
; (semicolon)
x
F
?
x
L
x
I
`
x
N
_ (underscore)
x
M
, (comma)
x
J
‘ (apostrophe)
x
H
~ (tilde)
x
B
\
x
S
|
x
A
“
x
G
!
x
Q
@
x
W
#
x
E
$
x
R
%
x
T
^
x
Y
&
x
U
(
x
O
)
x
P
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IBM 3270 Terminal Emulator Keypad
IBM 3270 Terminal Emulator Keypad
PA1
ESC
2ND
PA3
PA2
CAPS
BREAK
R/S
F1
F2
F3
BKLT
F5
F4
F6
@
!
Attn
SHIFT
|
$
#
W
E
;
\
%
R
&
^
T
:
‘
D
S
,
G
F
O
P
Z
2nd
=
7
8
+
9
INS
BKSP
4
{
5
}
6
K
L
ENTER
[
1
]
2
>
3
NL
C
X
PgUp
?
J
H
_
~
SP
)
I
.
Clr
ALT
/
E-Inp
(
*
U
Y
CAPS
F10
Del
SysReq
A
F9
Ins
Rst
CTRL
F8
F7
V
B
N
Home
PgDn
<
END
M
0
DEL
.
Figure A-2 IBM 3270 Specific Keypad
This keypad is designed to allow the user to enter terminal emulator commands when running
LXE’s RFTermTM program. When running this program please refer to the RFTermTM Reference
Guide for equivalent keys and keypress sequences.
IBM 5250 Terminal Emulator Keypad
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Figure A-3 IBM 5250 Specific Keypad
This keypad is designed to allow the user to enter terminal emulator commands when running
LXE’s RFTermTM program. When running this program please refer to the RFTermTM Reference
Guide for equivalent keys and keypress sequences.
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Prerequisite:
Note:
LXE SDK CD
Since the VX6 does not contain an integrated scanner, the VX6 does not have scan keys
on the keyboard. Likewise, any scan key that is programmed will not operate a tethered
scanner attached to the VX6.
Introduction
A command-line compiler called KEYCOMP.EXE is provided on the SDK CD. Using this
compiler, the System Administrator can convert a sample default key map text file into a custom
key map text file which, when loaded onto the VX6, can be chosen by the user to replace the
default VX6 keymap and then switched back when they are finished using the customized keys.
This custom key map file can be made to re-define the system return code for each of the 61 keys,
key press or key press combinations. All keys, except the power key, can be re-mapped.
Custom keymaps for the VX6 are created on a desktop PC using the command line compiler
KEYCOMP.EXE. Keycomp processes the input keymap source file and outputs a registry text
file.
Note:
Each VK_code has a numeric value (for example, VK_F20 = hex 83), these are
documented in the SDK include file WINUSER.H (from Microsoft). The numeric value is
what needs to go into the registry. Whether the value is hex or decimal depends on the
registry editor being used - the one in the VX6 requires decimal, but the desktop one used
over ActiveSync that a developer may use requires hex.
Example:
KEYCOMP DEFAULT.KEY
Input File
(writes KEYCOMP.REG to local directory)
Compiler
!
DEFAULT.KEY
Text File
!
KEYCOMP.EXE
KEYCOMP.REG
This output file should be renamed to xxx.REG (the suffix must remain REG), then copied to the
VX6 over ActiveSync. Once the file is loaded on the VX6, double-click the file from the
Windows CE Explorer desktop. This will run the REGLOAD utility to put it into the registry, and
save the registry to non-volatile flash. The keymap is now a permanent part of the VX6, and the
REG file is no longer needed unless it is necessary to perform a cold boot; this will return the
registry to factory defaults, and it will be necessary to double-click the REG file again.
Once the keymap has been added to the registry, it should appear in the Keyboard control panel,
in the Keymap popup menu. To activate the keymap, select the keymap from the popup menu, and
close the control panel with the OK button. To return to the default keymap, select Preload or
0409 (depending on system software revision) from the keymap popup and click OK.
The compiler has three functional stages:
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First, the input file is read and parsed for any syntax errors. The data read is stored in
internal tables.
•
Second, the data parsed from the input file is validated to see that all of the items
required by the keyboard driver for normal operation are present.
•
Third and finally, the KEYCOMP.REG file is written out in the format required by
the REGLOAD utility on the Windows CE device.
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Keymap Source Format
The source file DEFAULT.KEY is supplied with the keymap compiler. This is the commented
source for the default keymap Preload or 0409 (keymap label is dependent on system software
revision). The comments in this file should make the majority of this document redundant. There
is a copy of this file at the end of this section, in “Sample Input File”. This section should be read
while referring to this sample source, for simplicity.
Note:
You must change the name of the default key map from 0409 to some other number (i.e.
0509). To do this, change line #13 “MAPNAME=0409” to “MAPNAME=0509”. If the
description is also present,” MAPDESC=Preload”, the description must also be
changed to a unique value, i.e. “MAPDESC=CustomKeys”
It is an important limitation that the keymap must have a 4, 5, or 6 digit numeric name
MAPNAME); this is a limit of the Microsoft Windows CE layout manager. The default value for
MAPNAME is 0409.
If present in the DEFAULT.KEY file, the keymap can also have an alphanumeric description
(MAPDESC). This value can be a 64 character alphanumeric name. When present, this value
may be displayed instead of MAPNAME when selecting the keymap in the control panel. The
default value for MAPDESC is {reload.
The format of this file is familiar to anyone who has used .INI files under Windows. There is a
section header in square brackets, followed by various values in the form value=data.
Lines beginning with a semicolon (;) or empty lines are ignored as comments. Spaces or tabs
before or after the information are stripped off and ignored. Case is ignored in section names,
value names, and value data.
Note:
VX6 and Remote Desktop Connection: before connecting to a host using Remote Desktop
Connection, go to Start | Settings | Control Panel | Keyboard and select Preload or 0409
(depending on system software revision) from the keymap popup. Click OK.
COLxROWx Format
Note:
There is no relationship between the physical layout COL/ROW of the keyboard / keypad
and the COL/ROW listing in the key map file. The key map file represents the electrical
layout not the physical layout.
All keys are specified in COLxROWx format. In this format, the first x is the 1 or 2 digit column
in the keymap, and the second x is the 1 or 2 digit row in the keymap. All rows and columns are
enumerated starting with zero (0).
In the MAP section, the COLxROWx is the value name, and the values must be less than the
MAPROWS and MAPCOLS specified in the GENERAL section.
In the SPECIAL section, the COLxROWx is the value data, and the values given can be outside
the normal key map limits.
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GENERAL Section
The first section is the GENERAL section. This contains the keymap name (all numerics), as well
as the number of rows and columns in the keymap, and the algorithm for converting rows and
columns to a data byte to go into the keymap table.
.
[General]
MAPDESC=Preload
MAPNAME=0409
MAPCNT=4
.
MAPDESC
Name of this map. This is what appears in the popup menu in the
keyboard control panel (see also MAPNAME, below).
MAPNAME
ID code of this map, for use with the internal Win32 APIs (which require
a numeric value). On some software revisions, MAPNAME may appear
in the popup window instead of MAPDESC.
MAPCNT
Gives the number of MAP sections (and hence keymap tables) in this
source file.
MAPCOLS
Number of columns in each keymap table. This is defined by the
hardware keyboard.
MAPROWS
Number of rows in each keymap table. This is defined by the hardware
keyboard.
ALGOR
Defines the algorithm for converting row/column to internal scan code.
Current values are:
MX3X
scancode = ((column << 3) + row)
SPECIAL Section
.
[Special]
KEYSHIFT=COL8ROW0
KEYALT=COL9ROW0
.
The second section is the SPECIAL section, which contains the row and column definitions for
certain modifier keys which must be processed independent of the overall keymap. Currently,
these are only modifier keys.
The only recognized names are: KEYSHIFT, KEYALT, KEY2ND, and KEYCONTROL, and
these specify the row and column of these 4 specific modifier keys, in COLxROWx format. Note
the row and column for these keys can be outside the keymap limits specified in the GENERAL
section, since these are not loaded as part of the keymap proper.
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MAP Section
.
[Map]
MAP=MAP_NORMAL
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL0ROW0=VK_ESCAPE
COL0ROW1=VK_F1
.
There will be several (4 to 7) MAP sections, each defining the keymap for a given combination of
modifier keys. The keyboard driver requires keymaps for normal (no modifiers), SHIFT only,
2ND only, and 2ND-SHIFT combined.
The CTRL modifier and ALT modifier do not have individual keymaps; the keystrokes are passed
to the operating system, which is allowed to parse these keys according to Microsoft
specifications (for example, ALT-keys are defined to only pulldown menus, with no other
function).
The only recognized value names are MAP and COLxROWx (defining a key code). The only
valid values for MAP are:
MAP_NORMAL
no modifier keys
MAP_2ND
2nd modifier only
MAP_SHIFT
shift modifier only
MAP_2NDSHF (or) MAP_2NDSHIFT
2nd and shift modifiers together
In addition, certain keymaps are used for special adjustment functions within the keyboard driver,
via the CHANGE+mapname specification:
MAP_VOLUM (or) MAP_VOLUME
special keymap for volume adjustment
MAP_CONTR (or) MAP_CONTRAST
special keymap for contrast adjustment
MAP_BRITE (or) MAP_BRIGHT
special keymap for brightness adjustment
When these maps are selected, the keyboard driver handles the up arrow and down arrow as
adjusting the particular parameter up and down, and any other key exits the adjustment state. Keys
in these modes are handled completely inside the keyboard driver, and are not propagated to the
operating system.
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Key codes are defined by COLxROWx=scancode. Scancode has a number of options, as
follows:
VK_code
any valid Windows VK code (see below for valid codes)
‘x’
a single ASCII character (‘A’, ‘b’, ‘1’, ‘@’, ‘ ’, etc.)
SHIFT+VK_code
for a shifted VK code (see below for valid codes)
SHIFT+ ‘x’
for a shifted ASCII character (should not be needed)
ACTION+code
special function key (valid codes listed below)
CHANGE+mapname
for modifier keys, change keymaps to mapname, as specified above
OPEN
an unused key position, does nothing when pressed
Valid ACTION codes are as follows:
SCAN1
Scan key 1 (N/A on VX6)
SCAN2
Scan key 2 (N/A on VX6)
SCAN3
Handle trigger button (unused on VX6, but specified)
POWER
power button
BACKLIGHT
backlight on/off function
Note that specifying the power button in a different location will affect suspend/resume functions.
The “15-second hold to force reboot” function is controlled by hardware, and will only work with
the default power button.
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Keycomp Error Messages
Most error messages will specify the line within the keymap source file where the error occurred.
Duplicate key
A COLxROWx code was found in a MAP table, but that COL/ROW already has a value assigned.
GENERAL section must come before MAP
The GENERAL section must come first, or at least before any MAP sections. The GENERAL
section defines parameters which are needed to process Maps
Header line missing close bracket
The section header line must have square brackets before and after the section name
Header line missing open bracket
The section header line must have square brackets before and after the section name
Invalid ACTION code %s
The key scan code is specified as ACTION+code, but the ACTION code parsed is not recognized.
The following values are valid: SCAN1, SCAN2, SCAN3, POWER, or BACKLIGHT.
Invalid keycode %s
The keycode parsed is not recognized. The following values are valid:
•
•
•
VK code from the VK code table (below)
‘x’ where x is an ASCII code (e.g. ‘A’ or ‘#’).
OPEN for unused entries (will not do anything when pressed)
Invalid MAP value %s
The MAP value parsed is not one the following list: MAP_NORMAL, MAP_2ND, MAP_SHIFT,
MAP_2NDSHF, MAP_2NDSHIFT, MAP_VOLUM, MAP_VOLUME, MAP_CONTR,
MAP_CONTRAST, MAP_BRITE, or MAP_BRIGHT.
Invalid MAPCNT (1-%d valid)
The specified MAPCNT exceeds the limits of the KEYCOMP compiler.
Invalid MAPCOLS (1-%d valid)
The specified MAPCOLS exceeds the limits of the KEYCOMP compiler.
Invalid MAPROWS (1-%d valid)
The specified MAPROWS exceeds the limits of the KEYCOMP compiler.
Invalid ROWCOL format
A COLxROWx was expected, but the format was not correct. The only valid formats are:
COLxROWx, COLxxROWx, COLxROWxx, or COLxxROWxx, where xx are decimal numeric
digits (0-9).
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Invalid scan code
The scan code parsed is not recognized. The scan code can take one of the following formats:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
VK_code
‘x’
SHIFT+VK_code
SHIFT+‘x’
ACTION+code
CHANGE+mapname
OPEN
Invalid section name %s
The section name parsed is invalid. The only recognized names are: GENERAL, SPECIAL, or
MAP
Invalid SHIFT code %s
The key scan code is specified as SHIFT+code, but the SHIFT code parsed is not recognized. The
following values are valid:
•
VK code from the VK code table (below)
•
‘x’ where x is an ASCII code (e.g. ‘A’, ‘3’, or ‘#’).
Invalid value %s in GENERAL section
The value name parsed is invalid for the GENERAL section.
MAPNAME, MAPCNT, MAPCOLS, MAPROWS, or ALGOR
The recognized names are:
Invalid value %s in MAP section
The value name parsed is not expected in the SPECIAL section. The only recognized names are:
MAP and COLxxx.
Invalid value %s in SPECIAL section
The value name parsed is not expected in the SPECIAL section. The only recognized names are:
KEYSHIFT, KEYALT, KEY2ND, and KEYCONTROL.
Invalid VK_ code %s
The VK code parsed is not recognized. See the VK Code Table (below) for valid values.
Map ended without MAP value
The MAP section must contain a MAP value, so the data fields can be parsed.
MAPNAME must be all numerics
Because of limitations in Microsoft Layout Manager, the map name must be all numeric (4, 5, or 6
digits). The name parsed did not fit this limitation.
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No definition for map MAP_2ND
There is no 2nd keymap defined. The keyboard driver requires this keymap to be defined. This
message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line # is specified.
No definition for map MAP_2NDSHIFT
There is no 2nd-SHIFT keymap defined. The keyboard driver requires this keymap to be defined.
This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line # is specified.
No definition for map MAP_NORMAL
There is no Normal keymap defined. The keyboard driver requires this keymap to be defined.
This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line # is specified.
No definition for map MAP_SHIFT
There is no SHIFT keymap defined. The keyboard driver requires this keymap to be defined.
This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line # is specified.
No definition for MapHead.key2nd
No 2ND modifier key definition was found. The keyboard driver requires this key to be defined
somewhere in one of the keymaps. This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line
# is specified.
No definition for MapHead.keyalt
No ALT modifier key definition was found. The keyboard driver requires this key to be defined
somewhere in one of the keymaps. This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line
# is specified.
No definition for MapHead.keycontrol
No CTRL modifier key definition was found. The keyboard driver requires this key to be defined
somewhere in one of the keymaps. This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line
# is specified.
No definition for MapHead.keydnarrow
No down arrow definition was found The keyboard driver requires this key to be defined
somewhere in one of the keymaps. This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line
# is specified.
No definition for MapHead.keypower
No power key definition was found. The keyboard driver requires this key to be defined
somewhere in one of the keymaps. This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line
# is specified.
No definition for MapHead.keyscan1
No Scan Key 1 definition was found. The keyboard driver requires this key to be defined
somewhere in one of the keymaps. This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line
# is specified.
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No definition for MapHead.keyscan2
No Scan Key 2 definition was found. The keyboard driver requires this key to be defined
somewhere in one of the keymaps. This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line
# is specified.
No definition for MapHead.keyscan3
No Trigger Button definition was found. The keyboard driver requires this key to be defined
somewhere in one of the keymaps. This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line
# is specified.
No definition for MapHead.keyshift
No SHIFT modifier key definition was found. The keyboard driver requires this key to be defined
somewhere in one of the keymaps. This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line
# is specified.
No definition for MapHead.keyuparrow
No up arrow definition was found The keyboard driver requires this key to be defined somewhere
in one of the keymaps. This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line # is
specified.
No equal in value line
A value line must be of the form value=data. A value line was expected, but there was no equal
in it. (or) A comment line did not begin with a semicolon (;).
No MAPNAME defined
There is no map name defined. The keyboard driver requires this name to be able to load the
keymap tables. This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line # is specified.
Scan code algorithm required
A COLxROWx data value was found before any ALGOR statement. ALGOR algorithm is parsed
to decide how to encode COLxROWx into a keymap value.
Too many maps for specified MAPCNT
There are more MAP sections defined that the MAPCNT field specified.
Unknown scan code algorithm
The ALGOR algorithm specified is not one that KEYCOMP understands.
Unrecognized scancode algorithm %s
The ALGOR algorithm specified is not one that KEYCOMP understands.
Value outside of section
A value (defined as value=data) is only valid within a section (defined as [section]). A value line
was found when a section header line was expected.
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Sample Input File
Note:
The VX6 uses the same DEFAULT.KEY file as the MX3X.
;;---------------------------------------------------;; keymap file for MX3X default keyboard
;;---------------------------------------------------;;---------------------------------------------------;; general parms give the size of arrays
;; all numeric values are decimal
;; these numbers are validated with the data below
;; at compile time
;; MAPNAME must be all numerics
;;---------------------------------------------------[General]
MAPDESC=Preload
MAPNAME=0409
MAPCNT=4
MAPCOLS=8
MAPROWS=8
ALGOR=MX3X
;;---------------------------------------------------;; special keys are accessed outside the map
;; this specifies the row and column
;; these should not need to change, but...
;;---------------------------------------------------[Special]
KEYSHIFT=COL8ROW0
KEYALT=COL9ROW0
KEY2ND=COL10ROW0
KEYCONTROL=COL11ROW0
;;---------------------------------------------------;; the name of this key doesn't matter
;; the important part is the MAP value
;; codes are defined in docs
;; this is the map for keys with no modifier
;;---------------------------------------------------[Map]
MAP=MAP_NORMAL
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL0ROW0=VK_ESCAPE
COL0ROW1=VK_F1
COL0ROW2=ACTION+POWER
COL0ROW3=VK_F2
COL0ROW4=VK_F5
COL0ROW5=VK_F7
COL0ROW6='8'
COL0ROW7=ACTION+SCAN1
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL1ROW0='Q'
COL1ROW1='9'
COL1ROW2=ACTION+SCAN3
COL1ROW3='T'
COL1ROW4='U'
COL1ROW5='4'
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COL1ROW6='O'
COL1ROW7=ACTION+SCAN2
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL2ROW0='A'
COL2ROW1=open
COL2ROW2='D'
COL2ROW3='G'
COL2ROW4='J'
COL2ROW5='1'
COL2ROW6='L'
COL2ROW7='3'
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL3ROW0=' '
COL3ROW1=open
COL3ROW2='X'
COL3ROW3='V'
COL3ROW4='N'
COL3ROW5='0'
COL3ROW6=VK_LEFT
COL3ROW7=VK_TAB
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL4ROW0=VK_F9
COL4ROW1='S'
COL4ROW2=VK_RIGHT
COL4ROW3='F'
COL4ROW4='H'
COL4ROW5='K'
COL4ROW6='2'
COL4ROW7=VK_UP
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL5ROW0='6'
COL5ROW1='Z'
COL5ROW2=VK_BACK
COL5ROW3='C'
COL5ROW4='B'
COL5ROW5='M'
COL5ROW6=VK_PERIOD
COL5ROW7=VK_DOWN
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL6ROW0=VK_F10
COL6ROW1='W'
COL6ROW2=VK_RETURN
COL6ROW3='R'
COL6ROW4='Y'
COL6ROW5='I'
COL6ROW6='5'
COL6ROW7='P'
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL7ROW0='E'
COL7ROW1=open
COL7ROW2=VK_F3
COL7ROW3=VK_F4
COL7ROW4=VK_F6
COL7ROW5='7'
COL7ROW6=VK_F8
COL7ROW7=open
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
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;;---------------------------------------------------;; the name of this key doesn't matter
;; the important part is the MAP value
;; codes are defined in docs
;; this is the map for keys with only 2ND
;;---------------------------------------------------[Map]
MAP=MAP_2ND
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL0ROW0=open
COL0ROW1=VK_CAPITAL
COL0ROW2=ACTION+POWER
COL0ROW3=SHIFT+VK_PAUSE
COL0ROW4=open
COL0ROW5=open
COL0ROW6=VK_HYPHEN
COL0ROW7=ACTION+SCAN1
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL1ROW0=SHIFT+'1'
COL1ROW1=SHIFT+VK_EQUAL
COL1ROW2=ACTION+SCAN3
COL1ROW3=SHIFT+'5'
COL1ROW4=SHIFT+'7'
COL1ROW5=VK_EQUAL
COL1ROW6=SHIFT+'9'
COL1ROW7=ACTION+SCAN2
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL2ROW0=SHIFT+VK_BACKSLASH
COL2ROW1=open
COL2ROW2=SHIFT+VK_SEMICOLON
COL2ROW3=SHIFT+VK_APOSTROPHE
COL2ROW4=VK_COMMA
COL2ROW5=VK_LBRACKET
COL2ROW6=SHIFT+VK_SLASH
COL2ROW7=SHIFT+VK_PERIOD
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL3ROW0=open
COL3ROW1=open
COL3ROW2=open
COL3ROW3=open
COL3ROW4=VK_BACKQUOTE
COL3ROW5=SHIFT+VK_COMMA
COL3ROW6=VK_HOME
COL3ROW7=SHIFT+VK_TAB
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL4ROW0=open
COL4ROW1=VK_BACKSLASH
COL4ROW2=VK_END
COL4ROW3=VK_SEMICOLON
COL4ROW4=VK_APOSTROPHE
COL4ROW5=VK_PERIOD
COL4ROW6=VK_RBRACKET
COL4ROW7=VK_PRIOR
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL5ROW0=SHIFT+VK_RBRACKET
COL5ROW1=open
COL5ROW2=VK_INSERT
COL5ROW3=open
COL5ROW4=SHIFT+VK_BACKQUOTE
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COL5ROW5=SHIFT+VK_HYPHEN
COL5ROW6=VK_DELETE
COL5ROW7=VK_NEXT
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL6ROW0=ACTION+BACKLIGHT
COL6ROW1=SHIFT+'2'
COL6ROW2=open
COL6ROW3=SHIFT+'4'
COL6ROW4=SHIFT+'6'
COL6ROW5=SHIFT+'8'
COL6ROW6=SHIFT+VK_LBRACKET
COL6ROW7=SHIFT+'0'
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL7ROW0=SHIFT+'3'
COL7ROW1=open
COL7ROW2=open
COL7ROW3=open
COL7ROW4=CHANGE+MAP_CONTRAST
COL7ROW5=VK_SLASH
COL7ROW6=CHANGE+MAP_VOLUME
COL7ROW7=open
;;---------------------------------------------------;; the name of this key doesn't matter
;; the important part is the MAP value
;; codes are defined in docs
;; this is the map for keys with 2ND and SHIFT
;;---------------------------------------------------[Map]
MAP=MAP_2NDSHIFT
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL0ROW0=open
COL0ROW1=VK_F11
COL0ROW2=ACTION+POWER
COL0ROW3=VK_F12
COL0ROW4=open
COL0ROW5=open
COL0ROW6='8'
COL0ROW7=ACTION+SCAN1
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL1ROW0=open
COL1ROW1='9'
COL1ROW2=ACTION+SCAN3
COL1ROW3=open
COL1ROW4=open
COL1ROW5='4'
COL1ROW6=open
COL1ROW7=ACTION+SCAN2
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL2ROW0=open
COL2ROW1=open
COL2ROW2=open
COL2ROW3=open
COL2ROW4=open
COL2ROW5='1'
COL2ROW6=open
COL2ROW7='3'
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL3ROW0=open
COL3ROW1=open
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COL3ROW2=open
COL3ROW3=open
COL3ROW4=open
COL3ROW5='0'
COL3ROW6=open
COL3ROW7=open
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL4ROW0=open
COL4ROW1=open
COL4ROW2=open
COL4ROW3=open
COL4ROW4=open
COL4ROW5=open
COL4ROW6='2'
COL4ROW7=open
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL5ROW0='6'
COL5ROW1=open
COL5ROW2=open
COL5ROW3=open
COL5ROW4=open
COL5ROW5=open
COL5ROW6=open
COL5ROW7=open
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL6ROW0=open
COL6ROW1=open
COL6ROW2=open
COL6ROW3=open
COL6ROW4=open
COL6ROW5=open
COL6ROW6='5'
COL6ROW7=open
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COL7ROW0=open
COL7ROW1=open
COL7ROW2=VK_PAUSE
COL7ROW3=VK_SCROLL
COL7ROW4=VK_SNAPSHOT
COL7ROW5='7'
COL7ROW6=open
COL7ROW7=open
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;;---------------------------------------------------;; the name of this key doesn't matter
;; the important part is the MAP value
;; codes are defined in docs
;; this is the map for keys with only SHIFT
;;---------------------------------------------------[Map]
MAP=MAP_SHIFT
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COL0ROW0=SHIFT+VK_ESCAPE
COL0ROW1=SHIFT+VK_F1
COL0ROW2=ACTION+POWER
COL0ROW3=SHIFT+VK_F2
COL0ROW4=SHIFT+VK_F5
COL0ROW5=SHIFT+VK_F7
COL0ROW6=SHIFT+'8'
COL0ROW7=ACTION+SCAN1
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COL1ROW0=SHIFT+'Q'
COL1ROW1=SHIFT+'9'
COL1ROW2=ACTION+SCAN3
COL1ROW3=SHIFT+'T'
COL1ROW4=SHIFT+'U'
COL1ROW5=SHIFT+'4'
COL1ROW6=SHIFT+'O'
COL1ROW7=ACTION+SCAN2
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COL2ROW0=SHIFT+'A'
COL2ROW1=open
COL2ROW2=SHIFT+'D'
COL2ROW3=SHIFT+'G'
COL2ROW4=SHIFT+'J'
COL2ROW5=SHIFT+'1'
COL2ROW6=SHIFT+'L'
COL2ROW7=SHIFT+'3'
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COL3ROW0=SHIFT+' '
COL3ROW1=open
COL3ROW2=SHIFT+'X'
COL3ROW3=SHIFT+'V'
COL3ROW4=SHIFT+'N'
COL3ROW5=SHIFT+'0'
COL3ROW6=SHIFT+VK_LEFT
COL3ROW7=SHIFT+VK_TAB
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COL4ROW0=SHIFT+VK_F9
COL4ROW1=SHIFT+'S'
COL4ROW2=SHIFT+VK_RIGHT
COL4ROW3=SHIFT+'F'
COL4ROW4=SHIFT+'H'
COL4ROW5=SHIFT+'K'
COL4ROW6=SHIFT+'2'
COL4ROW7=SHIFT+VK_UP
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COL5ROW0=SHIFT+'6'
COL5ROW1=SHIFT+'Z'
COL5ROW2=SHIFT+VK_BACK
COL5ROW3=SHIFT+'C'
COL5ROW4=SHIFT+'B'
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COL5ROW5=SHIFT+'M'
COL5ROW6=SHIFT+VK_PERIOD
COL5ROW7=SHIFT+VK_DOWN
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COL6ROW0=SHIFT+VK_F10
COL6ROW1=SHIFT+'W'
COL6ROW2=SHIFT+VK_RETURN
COL6ROW3=SHIFT+'R'
COL6ROW4=SHIFT+'Y'
COL6ROW5=SHIFT+'I'
COL6ROW6=SHIFT+'5'
COL6ROW7=SHIFT+'P'
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COL7ROW0=SHIFT+'E'
COL7ROW1=open
COL7ROW2=SHIFT+VK_F3
COL7ROW3=SHIFT+VK_F4
COL7ROW4=SHIFT+VK_F6
COL7ROW5=SHIFT+'7'
COL7ROW6=SHIFT+VK_F8
COL7ROW7=open
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Sample Output File
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Keyboard Layout\0409]
;; header limits and special keys
;; MAPCNT
;; MAPCOLS
;; MAPROWS
;; # of keys in each map
;; (unused)
;; (unused)
;; scancode value for power key
;; scancode value for up arrow
;; scancode value for down arrow
;; scancode value for scan key 1
;; scancode value for scan key 2
;; scancode value for trigger button
;; scancode value for SHIFT
;; scancode value for ALT
;; scancode value for 2ND
;; scancode value for CTRL key
"Head"=hex: 04,08,08,40,00,00,02,27,2F,07,0F,0A,40,48,50,58
;; Map0 is the scancode values for the NORMAL key map
"Map0"=hex:\
1B,70,DF,71,74,76,38,87,51,39,89,54,55,34,4F,88,\
41,00,44,47,4A,31,4C,33,20,00,58,56,4E,30,25,09,\
78,53,27,46,48,4B,32,26,36,5A,08,43,42,4D,BE,28,\
79,57,0D,52,59,49,35,50,45,00,72,73,75,37,77,00
;; Flag0 is the shift codes for the NORMAL key map
"Flag0"=hex:\
00,00,A0,00,00,00,00,A0,00,00,A0,00,00,00,00,A0,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
;; Map1 is the scancode values for the 2ND key map
"Map1"=hex:\
00,14,DF,13,00,00,BD,87,31,BB,89,35,37,BB,39,88,\
DC,00,BA,DE,BC,DB,BF,BE,00,00,00,00,C0,BC,24,09,\
00,DC,23,BA,DE,BE,DD,21,DD,00,2D,00,C0,BD,2E,22,\
8A,32,00,34,36,38,DB,30,33,00,00,00,00,BF,00,00
;; Flag1 is the shift codes for the 2ND key map
"Flag1"=hex:\
00,00,A0,10,00,86,00,A0,10,10,A0,10,10,00,10,A0,\
10,00,10,10,00,00,10,10,00,00,00,00,00,10,00,10,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,10,00,00,00,10,10,00,00,\
A0,10,00,10,10,10,10,10,10,00,00,00,85,00,84,00
;; Map2 is the scancode values for the 2ND-SHIFT key map
"Map2"=hex:\
00,7A,DF,7B,00,00,38,87,00,39,89,00,00,34,00,88,\
00,00,00,00,00,31,00,33,00,00,00,00,00,30,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,32,00,36,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,35,00,00,00,13,91,2C,37,00,00
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;; Flag2 is the shift codes for the 2ND-SHIFT key map
"Flag2"=hex:\
00,00,A0,00,00,00,00,A0,00,00,A0,00,00,00,00,A0,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
;; Map3 is the scancode values for the SHIFT key map
"Map3"=hex:\
1B,70,DF,71,74,76,38,87,51,39,89,54,55,34,4F,88,\
41,00,44,47,4A,31,4C,33,20,00,58,56,4E,30,25,09,\
78,53,27,46,48,4B,32,26,36,5A,08,43,42,4D,BE,28,\
79,57,0D,52,59,49,35,50,45,00,72,73,75,37,77,00
;; Flag3 is the shift codes for the SHIFT key map
"Flag3"=hex:\
10,10,A0,10,10,10,10,A0,10,10,A0,10,10,10,10,A0,\
10,00,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,00,10,10,10,10,10,10,\
10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,\
10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,00,10,10,10,10,10,00
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List of Valid VK Codes for CE .NET
This is the list of codes parsed by KEYCOMP compiler. Refer to Microsoft Windows
documentation for further clarification of the meaning of these key codes. Any VK keys not
defined here are not valid for use under Windows CE .NET.
VK_LBUTTON
VK_RBUTTON
VK_CANCEL
VK_MBUTTON
VK_BACK
VK_TAB
VK_CLEAR
VK_RETURN
VK_SHIFT
VK_CONTROL
VK_MENU
VK_PAUSE
VK_CAPITAL
VK_KANA
VK_HANGUL
VK_JUNJA
VK_FINAL
VK_HANJA
VK_KANJI
VK_ESCAPE
VK_CONVERT
VK_NOCONVERT
VK_SPACE
VK_PRIOR
VK_NEXT
VK_END
VK_HOME
VK_LEFT
VK_UP
VK_RIGHT
VK_DOWN
VK_SELECT
VK_PRINT
VK_EXECUTE
VK_SNAPSHOT
VK_INSERT
VK_DELETE
VK_HELP
VK_LWIN
VK_RWIN
VK_APPS
VK_SLEEP
VK_NUMPAD0
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VK_NUMPAD1
VK_NUMPAD2
VK_NUMPAD3
VK_NUMPAD4
VK_NUMPAD5
VK_NUMPAD6
VK_NUMPAD7
VK_NUMPAD8
VK_NUMPAD9
VK_MULTIPLY
VK_ADD
VK_SEPARATOR
VK_SUBTRACT
VK_DECIMAL
VK_DIVIDE
VK_F1
VK_F2
VK_F3
VK_F4
VK_F5
VK_F6
VK_F7
VK_F8
VK_F9
VK_F10
VK_F11
VK_F12
VK_F13
VK_F14
VK_F15
VK_F16
VK_F17
VK_F18
VK_F19
VK_F20
VK_F21
VK_F22
VK_F23
VK_F24
VK_NUMLOCK
VK_SCROLL
VK_LSHIFT
VK_RSHIFT
VK_LCONTROL
VK_RCONTROL
VK_LMENU
VK_RMENU
VK_SEMICOLON
VK_EQUAL
VK_COMMA
VK_HYPHEN
VK_PERIOD
VK_SLASH
VK_BACKQUOTE
VK_BROWSER_BACK
VK_BROWSER_FORWARD
VK_BROWSER_REFRESH
VK_BROWSER_STOP
VK_BROWSER_SEARCH
VK_BROWSER_FAVORITES
VK_BROWSER_HOME
VK_VOLUME_MUTE
VK_VOLUME_DOWN
VK_VOLUME_UP
VK_MEDIA_NEXT_TRACK
VK_MEDIA_PREV_TRACK
VK_MEDIA_STOP
VK_MEDIA_PLAY_PAUSE
VK_LAUNCH_MAIL
VK_LAUNCH_MEDIA_SELECT
VK_LAUNCH_APP1
VK_LAUNCH_APP2
VK_LBRACKET
VK_BACKSLASH
VK_RBRACKET
VK_APOSTROPHE
VK_OFF
VK_ATTN
VK_CRSEL
VK_EXSEL
VK_EREOF
VK_PLAY
VK_ZOOM
VK_NONAME
VK_PA1
VK_OEM_CLEAR
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Appendix B Technical Specifications
Physical Specifications
Features
Specification
CPU
400MHz Intel® PXA255
Memory
RAM
64 or 128MB DRAM
Display
Controller
SVGA compatible controller
Type
TFT Half Screen +
Compact Flash
64 or 128MB
Mass Storage
Comments
PCMCIA
Secure Digital
16Mb, 64MB, 128MB and
256MB
PCMCIA/CardBus Interface
Two (2) PCMCIA: Accepts
Type I and II PCMCIA cards.
External
Connectors/
Interfaces
Two (2) external RS-232C serial
ports: COM1 and COM3 8
9-pin “D” (male)
connectors
One USB Host and one USB
Client Port
Via Adapter Cable
One (1) Ethernet Port
Power Connector
12-80V DC input power
Power Switch
Sealed power switch
Beeper
Minimum loudness greater than
95dBm at 10 cm in front of unit
Dimensions
Length: 12.2 in (30.98 cm)
5-pin connector
Width: 9.6 in (24.38 cm)
Depth: 3.7 in (9.39 cm)
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Internal lithium Battery
External
Power
Supply
120-240VAC to 12VDC
AC Adapter
The COM3 port is labeled “COM2/3”.
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Environmental Specifications
The VX6 will withstand the following environmental characteristics and has been tested in
accordance with applicable sections of MIL-STD-810E.
Feature
Specification
Altitude
Operational to 10,000 ft. (3048 meters)
Operating Temperature
Standard version:
-4°F to 122°F (-20°C to 50°C) [non-condensing]
Extended temperature version:
-22º to 122º F (-30ºC to 50ºC [condensing]
Storage Temperature
Standard version:
-22°F to 140°F (-30°C to 60°C) [non-condensing]
Extended temperature version:
-22°F to 140°F (-30°C to 60°C) [condensing]
Water, Sand and Dust
Humidity
IP66 per IEC60529
Standard version:
Up to 90% Non-condensing at 40°C (104°F)
Extended temperature version:
100%
Vibration
ESD
Shock
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Bounce loose cargo for 0.5 hour duration. Common carrier
transportation, transit face.
15 kV
75G, 5msec duration, 100 shock impacts
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Display Specifications
Characteristic
Type
Specification
TFT
SVGA
Resolution
800 X 320 pixels (25 lines x 80 characters)
Cell Size
8 x 16 pixels
(8 x 8 also supported – 25 lines x 80 chars)
Dot Dimensions
Display Dimensions
.30mm x .30mm
280mm x 218mm x 11mm (11.0” x 8.6” x 0.4”)
Viewing Area
249mm x 187.5mm (9.8” x 7.38”)
Active Display Area
246mm x 98.3mm (9.7” x 3.87”)
UPS Battery Pack Specifications
Feature
Specification
Altitude
Operational to 10,000 ft. (3048 meters)
Operating Temperature
-30 °C to +50 °C (-22 °F to +122 °F)
Storage Temperature
-40 °C to +70 °C (-40 °F to +158 °F)
Water, Sand and Dust
IP66 per IEC60529
Humidity
10-90% Non-condensing at 40°C (104°F)
Vibration
Bounce loose cargo for 0.5 hour duration. Common
carrier transportation, transit face.
ESD
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Radio Specifications
Summit CF 2.4GHz
Bus Interface:
Compact Flash via a PCMCIA adapter
Radio Frequencies:
2.4 - 2.4897 GHz IEEE 802.11b 802.11g DSSS
OFDM
RF Data Rates:
1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
RF Power Level:
64 mW (18dBm)
Channels
11 US, 13 Europe, 13 Japan
Operating Temperature
see VX6 Environmental Specifications
Storage Temperature
see VX6 Environmental Specifications
Connectivity:
Novell, TCP/IP, Ethernet, ODI
PCMCIA Cisco 2.4GHz Type II
Bus Interface:
PCMCIA 2.0, Type II slot
Radio Frequencies:
2.4 - 2.4835 GHz IEEE 802.11b DS SS
RF Data Rates:
11 Mbps
RF Power Level:
100 mW
Channels
11 US, 13 Europe, 4 France, 1 Japan
Operating Temperature
see VX6 Environmental Specifications
Storage Temperature
see VX6 Environmental Specifications
Connectivity:
Novell, TCP/IP, Ethernet, ODI
PCMCIA Symbol 11Mb 2.4GHz Type II
Bus Interface:
PCMCIA 2.0, Type II slot
Radio Frequencies:
2.4 - 2.5 GHz IEEE 802.11b DS SS
RF Data Rates:
11 Mbps maximum
RF Power Level:
100 mW
Channels
11 US, 13 Europe, 4 France, 1 Japan
Operating Temperature
see VX6 Environmental Specifications
Storage Temperature
see VX6 Environmental Specifications
Connectivity:
Novell, TCP/IP, Ethernet, ODI
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Revision History
Revision A, Initial Release: November 2004
Revision B: August 2005
Section
Explanation
Chapter 1 – Introduction
Revised “Document Conventions”, “When To Use This Guide”, “Touchscreen
and Mouse” and “Accessories” sections.
Specified the proper USB adapter cable to use in “Connect” section.
Chapter 2 – Physical
Description and Layout
Added “Identifying Your VX6”, “USB Keyboard/Mouse” and “Touchscreen
Heater” sections.
Updated “The Keyboards”, “CAPS LED”, “On/Off Switch”, “General
Windows CE .NET Keyboard Shortcuts” and “Ethernet/USB Dongle Cable”
sections.
Replaced “CapsLock, Scroll Lock and the VX6” section with “CapsLock and
the VX6” and “Scroll Lock and the VX6” sections.
Replaced “Antenna Connector” section with “Antenna Connections” section.
Chapter 4 – System
Configuration
Revised “About”, “administrator Control”, “LAUNCH.EXE”, “Reflash the
VX6”, “Cisco Aironet Configuration Utility (ACU)”, “Symbol”,
“Accessibility” and “Date/Time” sections.
Added “2.4GHz Radio Configuration”, “Disabling the Touchscreen Heater”,
“Configuring CapsLock Behavior” and “Configuring IPv6 Broadcast
Messages” sections.
Removed “Cisco – Aironet Configuration Utility (ACU)” and “Symbol”
sections. This information is now included in Chapter 5.
Chapter 5 – Wireless
Network Configuration
Added new chapter containing sections removed from Chapter 4.
Appendix A – Key Maps
Revised “Keymap Source Format” and “COLxROWx Format” sections.
Revision C: October 2005
Section
Explanation
Chapter 1 – Introduction
Updated “When To Use This Guide”.
Updated “Accessories” list.
Chapter 4 – System
Configuration
Renamed “Configuring IPv6 Broadcast Messages” section to “Configuring
IPv6” and revised section.
Chapter 5 – Wireless
Network Configuration
Revised “Introduction” and “Cisco – Aironet Client Utility (ACU)” section.
Renamed “Configuring VX6 Radio” to “Configuring VX6 Radio Without
WPA”.
Added “WPA for the VX6” section.
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Revision D: June 2006
Section
Explanation
Entire Manual
Updated all images with the new LXE logo.
Notices
Updated copyrights and trademarks.
Chapter 1 – Introduction
Revised “Accessories” listing.
Chapter 2 – Physical
Description and Layout
Revised “On/Off Switch”, “Scanner Serial Connector (COM1)”, “Printer/PC
Serial Connector (COM3)”, “Install the 2.4GHz Type II PCMCIA Radio”,
“Custom Key Maps”, “Input Panel (Virtual Keyboard)”, “Video Subsystem”
and “The Display” .
Added new section: “Technical Specifications – Screen Blanking Cable”.
Chapter 3 – Power Supply
Revised “VX6 Input Power Specifications”.
Chapter 4 – System
Configuration
Revised “Installed Software”, “Start Menu Program Options”, “Network and
Dialup Connections”, “Control Panel Options”, “About”, “Date/Time”,
“Keyboard”, “Password”, “Regional Settings”, “Remote Desktop Connection”,
“Scanner”, “Storage Manager”, “LAUNCH.EXE” and “Reflash the VX6”
sections.
Added new sections: “Folders Copies at Startup” and “Enabling GrabTime”.
Removed section: “Bluetooth Manager”.
Renamed “VX6 Command Line Utility” to “VX6 Command Line Utilities” and
updated section.
Chapter 5 – Wireless
Network Configuration
Revised “Profiles Tab” section.
Split radio configuration section into two sections “Cisco Radio” and “Symbol
radio”. Added a new section, “Summit Radio”. Each section contains the
manufacturer specific configuration information.
Moved all certificate generating and installation instructions to a new
“Certificates” section.
Chapter 6 – AppLock
New chapter. Information previously included in Appendix B is now referred
to as “Single Application”.
Added Multi Application AppLock to chapter.
Appendix A – Key Maps
Revised section “Creating Custom Keymaps for the VX6”.
Appendix B – Technical
Specifications
Added “Revision History” to appendix.
Appendix C – AppLock
Deleted appendix. Information is now included in Chapter 6, AppLock.
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Added Summit Radio Technical Specifications.
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A
About
software, hardware, version, network IP ............70
AC Adapter, Specifications ...................................233
AC to DC Power Supply .........................................53
Accessibility settings ...............................................73
Activation Key.......................................................187
ActiveSync
Cables..................................................................11
Cold Boot and Loss of Host Re-connection......101
Configure ............................................................11
Connect .......................................................11, 100
Create Comm Option ........................................103
Explore..............................................................100
Help.....................................................................64
IR port transmission............................................64
Options................................................................99
Prerequisites........................................................99
Setup Wizard.......................................................99
Troubleshooting ................................................102
Use this cable ..............................................23, 104
Version 3.7..........................................................64
Adapter Cable, VX1/2/4 Power Supply ..................57
Add Prefix ...............................................................90
Add Suffix ...............................................................90
Admin Hotkey
AppLock ...................................................184, 193
Allow Connection....................................................84
Antenna
Connector, Location..........................................5, 7
Diversity
Receive........................................................126
Transmit ......................................................126
External...............................................................34
Internal ................................................................35
API calls ................................................................110
Appearance
Scheme................................................................77
Application Panel ..................................................186
AppLock
End-user mode ..................................................184
EUIE .................................................................187
Hotkey for Administrator..................................184
Passwords..........................................................185
Setup .................................................................181
At Power On............................................................83
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Connector............................................................30
Auto hide .................................................................68
B
Background and Window colors .............................77
Backlight timers.......................................................77
Barcode
Data Entry .............................................................8
Barcode scanner data entry........................................8
Battery
CMOS, Specifications.......................................233
Battery Auto Turn Off .............................................77
Baud Rate ................................................................87
Beeper, Specifications ...........................................233
C
Calibration ...............................................................95
CAPS LOCK Mode LED Indicator.........................38
CapsLock
Configuring.......................................................114
Caps-Lock Mode .....................................................38
Central Processing Unit...........................................17
Certificates...............................................................74
Root CA ............................................................168
User...................................................................172
Character Recognition
Touchscreen ........................................................67
Cisco
PEAP Suplicant.................................................143
WPA Radio Driver............................................142
Cisco Client ...........................................................141
Cisco Radio
WEP ..................................................................140
Cleaning
Display ................................................................44
Clear Contents of Document Folder ........................68
Clear persistant memory ........................................113
CMOS Battery .........................................................18
CMOS NiCd Battery ...............................................55
COLDBOOT.EXE.................................................109
Color
Cable Wiring.......................................................56
Color screen
Backlight.............................................................77
COM port
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screen blanking ...................................................92
settings tab ..........................................................89
COM Ports...............................................................87
COM1/Scanner Connection, Location ......................6
COM3 Connector, Location ......................................6
Comm Ports
COM1 ...........................................................20, 21
COM3 ...........................................................20, 22
Command Prompt....................................................66
Component Locations............................................5, 7
Configuration
AppLock ...........................................................186
Ethernet.............................................................115
Single User AppLock........................................193
Connect
ActiveSync..........................................................65
Connect Using .........................................................84
Connector
Audio ..................................................................30
USB.....................................................................25
Connectors...............................................................20
Connectors, Specifications ....................................233
Contrast Up and Down
Not applicable .....................................................40
Control Keys, location.............................................40
Control Panel
Single User AppLock........................................193
Control Panel options ..............................................69
Controller (Video), Specifications.........................233
Copyrights ...............................................................97
CPU .....................................................................1, 17
Create a dialup, direct, or VPN connection .............81
Current Time ...........................................................75
Custom Key Mapping............................................213
D
Data Bits ..................................................................87
Data entry ..................................................................8
Daylight Savings .....................................................75
DB9-DB9 Serial Cable
Tech Specifications.....................................23, 104
DEFAULT.KEY....................................................214
Defaults
Caps Lock ...........................................................38
Delay .......................................................................79
Desktop....................................................................61
Device Name and description..................................97
DHCP ......................................................................81
Dialup properties for dial up access ........................76
Dimensions, Specifications ...................................233
Display.....................................................................17
Brightness Control Keys .....................................40
Cleaning ..............................................................44
Contrast Control Keys.........................................40
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Index
Features...............................................................44
Pixels...................................................................44
Specifications............................................233, 235
Diversity
Receive..............................................................126
Transmit ............................................................126
Document Conventions .............................................3
Dot Pitch, Specifications .......................................235
E
EAP-TLS
Cisco Radio.......................................................159
End user switching
Hotkey...............................................................191
Touch ................................................................191
Enter Data..................................................................8
Environmental Specification .................................234
Error Messages
AppLock ...........................................................197
Ethernet
Configuration ....................................................115
Expand Control Panel..............................................68
External Auto Turn Off ...........................................77
External Connectors ................................................20
Audio ..................................................................30
Power ..................................................................31
Serial .............................................................21, 22
USB.....................................................................25
External Connectors, Specifications......................233
F
Factory Default Settings
ATA Compact Flash Slot....................................85
Cisco Client.......................................................139
Date/Time ...........................................................75
Display ................................................................77
Input Panel ..........................................................78
Internet Options ..................................................79
Keyboard.............................................................79
Owner..................................................................82
Password .............................................................83
PC Connection ....................................................84
PCMCIA Slots ....................................................85
Regional Settings ................................................86
Scanner................................................................87
System.................................................................96
Volume Mixer.....................................................80
Factory Default, reset to ........................................113
Features .....................................................................1
Flash and Reflash ..........................................111, 112
Flash Memory............................................................1
FTP Server, start and stop .......................................65
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Fuse
Replacement........................................................58
G
General ....................................................................96
Getting Started...........................................................4
Global Delay..........................................................187
Global Key ............................................................187
H
Hardware
Configuration ......................................................16
Version................................................15, 118, 142
Heater, Touchscreen ................................................44
Hidden Keys ............................................................37
Hotkey
AppLock ...........................................................188
Single User AppLock........................................194
How To
Initiate Page Up command..................................39
Install Radio Card ...............................................47
Keyboard data entry..............................................8
Toggle 2nd key on and off ..................................39
Toggle Caps-Lock on and off .............................39
Type <!> .............................................................39
HyperTerminal ......................................................102
I
Icons
Explorer, Internet ................................................61
My Computer ......................................................61
My Documents....................................................61
Recycle Bin.........................................................61
Idle Time .................................................................77
Inbox
Outlook ...............................................................66
Input Panel...............................................................78
Install
Equipment Needed..............................................47
Fuse.....................................................................58
Type II 2.4GHz Radio Card....................47, 50, 51
Internet Explorer
AppLock ...........................................................187
Radio card and ISP required ...............................66
Single User AppLock........................................194
Internet Options .......................................................79
IP Address
DHCP..................................................................81
Static ...................................................................81
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K
Key Map ................................................................207
101-Key Chart...................................................207
3270 keyboard...................................................212
5270 keyboard...................................................212
Hidden Keys .......................................................37
Keyboard
0409 ....................................................................79
Backlight.............................................................37
Connector, Location..............................................6
Control Keys .......................................................40
Data entry..............................................................8
Hidden Key Functions ........................................37
LED Indicators....................................................38
Onscreen only .....................................................78
Shortcuts .............................................................41
KEYCOMP.EXE...................................................213
L
LAUNCH.EXE......................................................105
LEAP
Cisco Radio.......................................................140
Summit Radio ...................................................132
LED indicators.........................................................38
LEDs
2nd ......................................................................39
Caps-Lock, CAPS ...............................................38
Secondary Keys ..................................................39
Levels, Logging
Single User AppLock........................................196
List configured ActiveSync connections .................84
Location
Antenna Connector .............................................20
COM1 and COM3...............................................20
Fuse.....................................................................20
Power DC Connector ..........................................20
Power Switch ......................................................20
Printer Port..........................................................20
RS232 ports.........................................................20
Scanner Port........................................................20
Serial Ports ..........................................................20
USB Connector ...................................................20
Logging
AppLock ...........................................................190
Loss of Host Re-connection ..................................101
M
MAC Address..........................................................72
Main.........................................................................87
Manuals ...................................................................12
Media Player............................................................66
VX7 Reference Guide
242
Memory .....................................................17, 96, 233
allocate for programs or storage..........................97
installed ...............................................................96
Menu Options
Start.....................................................................63
Modes
AppLock ...........................................................184
Mouse, USB ............................................................10
Multi-Application AppLock ..................................182
My Computer
Folders ................................................................62
N
NUM LOCK
and 2nd Functions ................................................37
Disabled ..............................................................37
O
On/Off
condition of CapsLock......................................207
condition of NumLock......................................207
Switch .........................................................19, 233
Operating Temperature, Specifications .................234
Optional Power Supply............................................53
Owner
Identification .......................................................82
Notes ...................................................................82
P
Parity .......................................................................87
Password..................................................................83
AppLock ...........................................................185
AppLock Save As .............................................190
lost at cold boot.................................................109
Single User AppLock........................................195
PC Card Slots, Location ........................................5, 7
PC Cards
Plug and Play ......................................................18
PCMCIA Cards
Plug and Play ......................................................18
Types, Specifications ........................................233
PCMCIA Slots.........................................................45
Disable/Enable ....................................................85
PEAP/GTC
Cisco Radio.......................................................151
PEAP/MSCHAP
Cisco Radio.......................................................148
Summit Radio ...................................................134
Pen Stylus ............................................................9, 44
Phillips No. 1 Screwdriver ......................................47
Physical Controls.....................................................19
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Index
Physical Specification............................................233
Pin 9
COM1 and Scanner.............................................21
Power ..................................................................87
Pinout
COM1 .................................................................21
COM3 .................................................................22
Power Cable
Adapting VX1/2/4 Power Supply .......................57
Power Connector .....................................................31
Location ................................................................6
Specification .....................................................233
Power Port 1 while asleep .......................................88
Power Status LED ...................................................19
Power Supply
Specifications....................................................233
CMOS Battery ....................................................18
CMOS NiCd Battery...........................................55
Power Switch...........................................................19
Location ................................................................6
Specifications....................................................233
Prefix and Suffix .....................................................91
PREGEDIT.EXE ...................................................109
Pre-loaded Files ...............................................60, 105
Printer Serial Port ....................................................22
Prompt
Command............................................................66
Q
Quick Start Instructions.............................................4
R
Radio
MAC Address .....................................................72
Radio Specifications
2.4 GHz.............................................................236
RAM......................................................................233
Rate..........................................................................79
Recalibration............................................................95
Reflash...........................................................111, 112
Regional Setting ......................................................86
REGLOAD.EXE ...................................................109
Remote desktop connection.....................................67
Remove user installed programs..............................86
Repeat......................................................................79
Resolution................................................................17
Resolution, Specifications .....................................235
Reverse Polarity.......................................................56
Revision History....................................................237
Revision Level
Hardware.............................................15, 118, 142
Software ..............................................................15
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Root CA Certificates
Generating.........................................................168
Installing on VX6..............................................170
RS-232
Data Entry .............................................................8
S
Scanner
and Pin 9 on COM1 ............................................21
Data entry..............................................................8
Screen blanking .......................................................92
Cable ...................................................................24
Secondary Mode LED Indicator..............................38
Security
Single User AppLock........................................194
Security Options, Wirerless...................................117
Security Panel
AppLock ...........................................................188
Security Password
AppLock ...........................................................189
Send Key Messages and Wedge..............................88
Serial Cable
for ActiveSync ............................................23, 104
Serial Connector ................................................21, 22
Set the double-click sensitivity for stylus taps ........80
Setup
AppLock ...........................................................181
Show Clock .............................................................68
Single Application AppLock .................................183
Slot 0 (Left) .............................................................45
Slot 1 (Right) ...........................................................45
Soft Keyboard..........................................................78
Software and Files ...........................................60, 105
Software Load .........................................................60
Software Revision ...................................................15
Speaker Jack, Location..........................................5, 7
Speaker Volume Control Keys ................................40
Speaker/Beeper, Location......................................5, 7
Specifications
Audio Connector.................................................30
Display ..............................................................235
Environmental...................................................234
Input Power.........................................................57
Physical.............................................................233
Power Connector.................................................31
USB Connector ...................................................25
Start Menu ...............................................................63
Static IP Address .....................................................81
Status
Single User AppLock........................................196
Status LED Indicator ...............................................38
Status Panel
AppLock ...........................................................189
Stop Bits ..................................................................87
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Storage Manager
devices ................................................................94
Storage Temperature, Specifications .....................234
Stored certificates ....................................................74
Strip Leading and Strip Trailing..............................91
Stylus ...................................................................9, 44
Data Entry .............................................................9
properties ............................................................95
sensitivity ............................................................95
Suffix and Prefix .....................................................91
System
Hardware Configuration .....................................16
System Memory.......................................................17
System Requirements, WPA, Cisco ......................142
T
Terminal Emulator List .............................................1
Tile...........................................................................77
Time Zone ...............................................................75
Toggle 2nd key on and off ......................................39
Torque Wrench........................................................47
Touchscreen.........................................................9, 44
Data Entry .............................................................9
Finger or Stylus.....................................................9
Heater..................................................................44
Disabling .....................................................113
Transcriber...............................................................67
Troubleshooting
ActiveSync........................................................102
AppLock Password ...........................................185
Multi-Application AppLock .............................192
Type II 2.4GHz Radio Card ........................47, 50, 51
U
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) ......................18
UPS..........................................................................18
Operating Temperature, Specifications.............235
Storage Temperature, Specifications ................235
USB
Connector............................................................25
USB Connector, Location .........................................6
USB Mouse .............................................................10
User Certificates
Generating.........................................................172
Installing on VX6..............................................177
User-specific application version information.........70
Utilities ..................................................................105
V
Vehicle Chassis Ground ..........................................31
Vehicle Power ...................................................18, 53
VX7 Reference Guide
244
Adapting VX1/2/4 Power Supply .......................57
Video Subsystem .....................................................17
View
Display ................................................................44
Viewing Area, Specifications ................................235
Virtual Keyboard .....................................................78
VK_Code List........................................................231
W
WARMBOOT.EXE...............................................109
WAVPLAY.EXE ..................................................109
Wedge......................................................................88
WEP
Cisco Radio.......................................................140
Summit Radio ...................................................131
Symbol Radio....................................................166
When to use this guide ..............................................2
Windows
Network Configuration .....................................115
VX6 Reference Guide
Index
Windows Explorer...................................................67
Windows version.....................................................96
Wire Color
Cable Wiring.......................................................56
WPA
Radio Driver, Cisco ..........................................142
Supported Authentications................................117
Cisco Radio .................................................142
Summit Radio..............................................118
System Requirements, Cisco.............................142
WPA/LEAP
Cisco Radio.......................................................156
Summit Radio ...................................................136
WPA-PSK
Cisco Radio.......................................................163
Summit Radio ...................................................137
Z
Zero Config Utility, Microsoft ..............................145
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