American Power Conversion 700 Power Supply User Manual

Dolphin® 7900 Series
Microsoft® Windows Mobile™ 2003
Second Edition Software for Pocket PCs
User’s Guide
Disclaimer
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Trademarks
Dolphin, HomeBase, Mobile Base, and QuadCharger are trademarks or registered trademarks of Hand Held Products, Inc.
Windows Mobile, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows XP, ActiveSync, Outlook, and the Windows
logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
Chapter 9 (pages 9-1–9-11) contains copyrighted information from SyChip, Inc.
Chapter 9 (pages 9-12–9-39) contains copyrighted information from Meetinghouse Corporation. Meetinghouse, the
Meetinghouse logo, and all other Meetinghouse trademarks/service marks contained herein are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Meetinghouse.
Chapter 10 is copyrighted information used by permission from Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
The Bluetooth trademarks are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., U.S.A. and licensed to Hand Held Products.
Chapter 11 contains information with permission from Intrynsic Software, Inc.
Other product names mentioned in this manual may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies and
are hereby acknowledged.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Required Safety Labels ....................................................................................................................... 1-2
Laser Safety Label ........................................................................................................................ 1-2
Regulatory and Safety Approvals for all Dolphin 7900 Series Terminals ......................................... 1-3
FCC Compliance................................................................................................................................. 1-5
Chapter 2 - Getting Started
Overview ............................................................................................................................................. 2-1
Dolphin 7900 Radio Configuration Options ....................................................................................... 2-2
Standard Configurations ............................................................................................................... 2-2
Custom Configurations................................................................................................................. 2-2
Dolphin 7900 Series Peripherals......................................................................................................... 2-3
Dolphin 7900 Accessories................................................................................................................... 2-4
Using the Dolphin 7900 for the First Time......................................................................................... 2-5
Resetting the Terminal ........................................................................................................................ 2-9
Soft Reset (Warm Boot) ............................................................................................................... 2-9
Hard Reset (Cold Boot) ................................................................................................................ 2-9
Suspend Mode..................................................................................................................................... 2-9
Chapter 3 - Hardware Overview
System Features .................................................................................................................................. 3-1
Front Panel Features............................................................................................................................ 3-2
Back Panel Features ............................................................................................................................ 3-4
Side Panel Features ............................................................................................................................. 3-6
Opening the Access Door ............................................................................................................. 3-6
Replacing the Access Door........................................................................................................... 3-8
Bottom Panel Features ........................................................................................................................ 3-9
Mechanical Connector.................................................................................................................. 3-9
Battery Power.................................................................................................................................... 3-10
Main Battery Pack ...................................................................................................................... 3-10
Internal Backup Battery.............................................................................................................. 3-10
Managing Battery Power ............................................................................................................ 3-11
Dolphin 7900 Technical Specifications ............................................................................................ 3-13
Chapter 4 - Using Dolphin Mobile Computers
Overview ............................................................................................................................................. 4-1
Today Screen....................................................................................................................................... 4-1
Navigation Bar and Start Menu........................................................................................................... 4-1
Selecting Programs.............................................................................................................................. 4-2
Pop-Up Menus .................................................................................................................................... 4-2
Adjusting the Backlight....................................................................................................................... 4-3
Communication Options ..................................................................................................................... 4-4
Radio Options...................................................................................................................................... 4-5
Radio Combinations ..................................................................................................................... 4-5
Radio Manager ............................................................................................................................. 4-5
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Using the Soft Input Panel (SIP) .........................................................................................................4-6
Input Panel Options.......................................................................................................................4-7
Drawing on the Screen ........................................................................................................................4-8
Status Icons..........................................................................................................................................4-9
Notifications ........................................................................................................................................4-9
Using Find .........................................................................................................................................4-10
Using File Explorer ...........................................................................................................................4-10
Chapter 5 - Using the Image Engine
Overview .............................................................................................................................................5-1
Image Engine Options .........................................................................................................................5-1
Bar Code Symbologies Supported.......................................................................................................5-2
Activating the Engine ..........................................................................................................................5-3
Decoding..............................................................................................................................................5-3
Omni-Directional Scanning ..........................................................................................................5-4
Capturing Images.................................................................................................................................5-5
Chapter 6 - Using the Keyboards
Overview .............................................................................................................................................6-1
Using the Function Keys .....................................................................................................................6-2
Using the Navigation Keys..................................................................................................................6-2
Using the Modifier Keys .....................................................................................................................6-3
25-Key Numeric Keyboard .................................................................................................................6-4
Alpha Mode...................................................................................................................................6-4
Caps Lock Key in Alpha Mode.....................................................................................................6-4
Blue Key Combinations ................................................................................................................6-5
Red Key Combinations .................................................................................................................6-5
36-Key Alpha Keyboard......................................................................................................................6-7
NUM Lock Key ............................................................................................................................6-7
Caps Lock Functionality ...............................................................................................................6-7
Blue Key Combinations ...............................................................................................................6-8
Red Key Combinations ................................................................................................................6-8
NUM Key Combinations ..............................................................................................................6-8
Numeric Shift in Numeric Mode ..................................................................................................6-9
Chapter 7 - Settings
Overview .............................................................................................................................................7-1
Personal Tab ........................................................................................................................................7-2
Buttons ..........................................................................................................................................7-3
Headset Control.............................................................................................................................7-4
Menus - Adding a Program to the Start Menu ..............................................................................7-5
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System Tab ..........................................................................................................................................7-7
About.............................................................................................................................................7-7
Backlight .......................................................................................................................................7-7
Certificates ....................................................................................................................................7-7
ClearType Tuner ...........................................................................................................................7-7
Clock & Alarms ............................................................................................................................7-7
CPU Speed ....................................................................................................................................7-8
Memory .........................................................................................................................................7-8
Power ..........................................................................................................................................7-10
Regional Settings ........................................................................................................................7-11
Remove Programs .......................................................................................................................7-12
Screen..........................................................................................................................................7-12
Connections Tab ................................................................................................................................7-15
Server-Assigned IP Addresses ....................................................................................................7-15
Zero-Config Wi-Fi ......................................................................................................................7-15
Com Port Assignment Table .......................................................................................................7-15
Opening the Connections Manager.............................................................................................7-16
Creating an External Modem Connection to an ISP ...................................................................7-16
Creating an External Modem Connection to Your Work ...........................................................7-19
Establishing Dialing Rules..........................................................................................................7-23
Creating a Wireless Network Connection...................................................................................7-24
Network Cards ............................................................................................................................7-24
Chapter 8 - Communications
Overview .............................................................................................................................................8-1
General Help on Connecting.........................................................................................................8-1
Installing Additional Software ......................................................................................................8-1
Using ActiveSync ................................................................................................................................8-2
Synchronizing from Your Desktop Computer ..............................................................................8-2
Synchronizing from the Terminal .................................................................................................8-2
Exploring the Terminal from the Desktop Computer ...................................................................8-3
Adding Programs to the Terminal Using ActiveSync ..................................................................8-4
Using Infrared......................................................................................................................................8-5
Verify That the IrDA Port is Enabled ...........................................................................................8-5
IrDA Port Location on the Terminal.............................................................................................8-5
Troubleshooting ............................................................................................................................8-7
Using an ISP ........................................................................................................................................8-8
Chapter 9 - Wireless LAN (WLAN) Communications with 802.11b
Overview .............................................................................................................................................9-1
Enabling the 802.11b Radio Driver ..............................................................................................9-1
Configuration Utilities ..................................................................................................................9-1
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802.11b Settings ..................................................................................................................................9-2
Status Icons ...................................................................................................................................9-2
Status Tab......................................................................................................................................9-3
Config Tab ....................................................................................................................................9-4
Advanced Tab ...............................................................................................................................9-8
About Tab .....................................................................................................................................9-9
Using the Status Icon ...................................................................................................................9-9
802.11b Wireless Security Supplement.............................................................................................9-10
Required Network Configuration Information Worksheets........................................................9-10
Opening the Client ......................................................................................................................9-14
Main Screen ................................................................................................................................9-15
Configuring the Client ................................................................................................................9-18
Logging .......................................................................................................................................9-28
Installing Certificates with CertAdd ...........................................................................................9-29
Advice and Workarounds............................................................................................................9-29
Chapter 10 - Wireless PAN (WPAN) Communications with Bluetooth
Overview ...........................................................................................................................................10-1
Enabling the Bluetooth Radio .....................................................................................................10-1
Setting Up Your Bluetooth Card.................................................................................................10-1
Assign COM Ports.............................................................................................................................10-1
Discover Bluetooth Device(s) ...........................................................................................................10-2
Bond With Discovered Device(s) ...............................................................................................10-3
Set Up Your Favorite Device......................................................................................................10-5
Turn Radio Transmitter ON/OFF ......................................................................................................10-7
Bluetooth ActiveSync........................................................................................................................10-7
Bluetooth LAN Access ......................................................................................................................10-9
OBEX ..............................................................................................................................................10-11
Enable File Sharing ...................................................................................................................10-18
Using the Dialer...............................................................................................................................10-18
Get Connected Wizard.....................................................................................................................10-20
Dial Up Connection .........................................................................................................................10-22
Chapter 11 - Wireless WAN (WWAN) Communications with GSM/GPRS
Overview ...........................................................................................................................................11-1
GSM Radio types ........................................................................................................................11-1
SIM Card ...........................................................................................................................................11-2
Audio Modes .....................................................................................................................................11-2
Keyboard Combinations for Calls .....................................................................................................11-2
Using uPhone.....................................................................................................................................11-3
Icons and Bubble Messages ........................................................................................................11-3
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Using the Dialler................................................................................................................................11-5
Making a Call..............................................................................................................................11-5
Receiving a Call ..........................................................................................................................11-6
Ending a Call...............................................................................................................................11-7
Call Waiting ................................................................................................................................11-7
Making Conference Calls............................................................................................................11-7
Touchtones ..................................................................................................................................11-8
Tools Menu .................................................................................................................................11-8
Settings Menu .............................................................................................................................11-9
Phonebook...................................................................................................................................11-9
Ringtone Configuration ...................................................................................................................11-10
Charging ..........................................................................................................................................11-11
USSD ...............................................................................................................................................11-12
Call Log ...........................................................................................................................................11-13
uPhone Configuration......................................................................................................................11-14
SMS Manager ..................................................................................................................................11-19
Inbox .........................................................................................................................................11-19
Sending an SMS Message.........................................................................................................11-20
GPRS Settings .................................................................................................................................11-22
Chapter 12 - Applications
Calendar.............................................................................................................................................12-1
Contacts .............................................................................................................................................12-3
Tasks ..................................................................................................................................................12-5
Notes ..................................................................................................................................................12-7
Messaging ..........................................................................................................................................12-7
Pocket Internet Explorer ..................................................................................................................12-11
Pocket Word ....................................................................................................................................12-14
Pocket Excel ....................................................................................................................................12-15
Windows Media Player for Pocket PC ............................................................................................12-17
MSN Messenger ..............................................................................................................................12-18
Pictures ............................................................................................................................................12-19
Chapter 13 - Dolphin HomeBase
Overview ...........................................................................................................................................13-1
Front Panel ........................................................................................................................................13-2
Back Panel ........................................................................................................................................13-3
RS-232 Serial Connector ...................................................................................................................13-4
Powering the Dolphin HomeBase .....................................................................................................13-4
Charging the Main Battery ................................................................................................................13-5
ActiveSync Communications with the HomeBase............................................................................13-6
Communicating with the Dolphin Terminal ...............................................................................13-9
Mounting the HomeBase .................................................................................................................13-10
Desk Mounting..........................................................................................................................13-10
Wall Mounting ..........................................................................................................................13-10
Chapter 14 - Dolphin Mobile Base
Overview ...........................................................................................................................................14-1
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Dolphin Mobile Base Hardware Overview .......................................................................................14-2
Front Panel ..................................................................................................................................14-2
Bottom Panel...............................................................................................................................14-3
Back Panel...................................................................................................................................14-5
Mounting the Dolphin Mobile Base............................................................................................14-6
Powering the Dolphin Terminal ........................................................................................................14-7
Charging the Dolphin Terminal.........................................................................................................14-7
Setting Up the Mobile Base for Communications.............................................................................14-7
Chapter 15 - Dolphin ChargeBase
Overview ...........................................................................................................................................15-1
Dolphin ChargeBase Parts and Functions .........................................................................................15-1
Front Panel .................................................................................................................................15-1
Back Panel...................................................................................................................................15-2
Power Supply ..............................................................................................................................15-2
Supplying Power to the ChargeBase .................................................................................................15-2
Inserting and Removing Terminals ...................................................................................................15-3
Charging Terminals in the ChargeBase.............................................................................................15-3
Mounting the Dolphin ChargeBase ...................................................................................................15-3
Using the Mounting Brackets .....................................................................................................15-4
Chapter 16 - Dolphin QuadCharger
Overview ...........................................................................................................................................16-1
Dolphin QuadCharger Parts and Functions .......................................................................................16-1
Front Panel .................................................................................................................................16-1
Rear Panel ...................................................................................................................................16-2
Supplying Power to the QuadCharger ...............................................................................................16-3
Inserting and Removing Battery Packs .............................................................................................16-3
Recommendations for Storing Batteries............................................................................................16-3
Charging Batteries in the QuadCharger.............................................................................................16-3
Using the Battery Analyzer ...............................................................................................................16-4
Mounting the QuadCharger ...............................................................................................................16-5
Troubleshooting.................................................................................................................................16-6
Chapter 17 - Customer Support
Product Service and Repair ...............................................................................................................17-1
Online Product Service and Repair Assistance...........................................................................17-1
Technical Assistance .........................................................................................................................17-2
Online Technical Assistance .......................................................................................................17-2
Limited Warranty ..............................................................................................................................17-3
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Introduction
Overview
Congratulations on the purchase of the Dolphin 7900 mobile computer! You have made a wise choice in selecting the Dolphin,
a device known worldwide for its ergonomic form factor, light-weight, rugged design and single-handed data collection
capabilities.
Ergonomics
The patented shape of the Dolphin 7900 fits into either hand comfortably with major function keys that are easy to access. The
adjustable hand strap on the back panel ensures a secure grip on the terminal for solid one-handed operation in mobile
environments.
Rugged Design
Dolphin 7900 terminals are the most durable mobile computers on the market. Their rugged design can withstand repeated fivefoot drops onto a concrete floor, extreme temperatures, as well as high humidity, moisture, and dust conditions. The terminals
are independently tested to meet IP64 specifications.
Mobile Computing Features
• A low-power, high-resolution digital image engine for omni-directional and auto-discrimination decoding of most bar code
symbologies
• An Intel® X-Scale 400MHz RISC microprocessor for fast processing
• Optional Wireless Full Area Networking™(WFAN) configuration for real-time data and voice communications anytime,
anywhere
• Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition Software for Pocket PCs
• 64MB RAM (optional 128MB) and 64MB synchronous Flash memory configuration for ample and secure data storage
• A mini-Secure Digital (SD) memory interface that enables memory expansion
• Adaptus Imaging Technology for advanced point-and-shoot bar code decoding and image capture
Additional Features
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Long-lasting Lithium Ion (Li-ion) batteries
3.8”, easy-to-read 1/4 VGA (240 x 320) backlit TFT color display with industrial touch screen
Two keyboard options: 25-key numeric and 36-key alpha
Industrial-grade mechanical connector that supports serial and USB communications, as well as power in and out
Full suite of compatible peripheral devices
Decoding of stacked linear and matrix codes with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) functionality
Buttons on both side panels that can activate the image engine for easy one-hand scanning with either hand
Digital picture capability
Audio jack for headset use
Speaker and microphone on the front panel
Application Development Tools
• Dolphin SDK Add-on for Pocket PC 2003 - supports Embedded Visual C++ 4.0
• Dolphin .NET SDK for Pocket PC 2002 and 2003 - supports Visual Studio.NET 2003 (VB.NET and C#.NET)
• Dolphin GSM/GPRS SDK Add-on for Pocket PC 2003 - supports Embedded Visual C++ 4.0 and Visual Studio.NET 2003
This User’s Guide
The Dolphin 7900 Series Mobile Computer User’s Guide provides you with the information you need to make the most of your
Dolphin terminal.
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Required Safety Labels
Dolphin 7900 mobile computers meet or exceed the requirements of all applicable standards organizations for safe operation.
However, as with any electrical equipment, the best way to ensure safe operation is to operate them according to the agency
guidelines that follow. Please read these guidelines carefully before using your Dolphin mobile computer.
Location
Laser safety label
Safety and radio label
Laser Safety Label
Dolphin 7900 terminals with the 5300 image engine contain a laser aimer that projects from the imager and therefore have the
following label on the back panel:
LASER LIGHT. DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM
CLASS 2 LASER PRODUCT
1.0 mW MAX OUTPUT: 650nM
IEC60825-1:1993+A1+A2
Complies with 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.1 1
except for deviations pursuant to Laser
Notice No. 50, dated July 26, 2001.
Note: The actual label is much smaller than the above graphic.
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Use of controls or adjustment or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous
radiation exposure.
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Regulatory and Safety Approvals for all Dolphin 7900 Series Terminals
Parameter
Specification
U.S.A
Canada
European Community
FCC Part 15, Class B
ICES-003
EN 55022 (CISPR 22) Class B
EN60950
EN60825-1
EN55024:1998
The CE Mark on the product indicates that the system has been tested to and conforms with the provisions noted within
the 89/336/EEC Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive and the 73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive.
For further information, please contact:
Hand Held Products, Inc.
Nijverheidsweg 9
5627 BT Eindhoven
The Netherlands
Hand Held Products, Inc. shall not be liable for use of our product with equipment (i.e., power supplies, personal computers, etc.)
that is not CE marked and does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.
Dolphin 7900 Series WLAN (802.11b) or WPAN (Bluetooth) Radio
Dolphin 7900 RF terminals are designed to comply with the most current applicable standards on safe levels of RF energy
developed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
and has been recommended for adoption by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
802.11b
The required safety label that appears on the back of Dolphin 7900 terminals equipped with an 802.11b radio is as follows:
F O R H O M E O R O F F IC E U S E
Te s t e d t o C o m p l y W it h F C C S t a n d a r d s
T h is C la s s B D ig it a l a p p a r a t u s c o m p lie s w it h
C a n a d i a n I C E S -0 0 3 . C e t a p p a r i e l n u m e r i q u e d e l a
C la s s e B e s t c o n f o rm e a la n o rm e N M B -0 0 3 d u C a n a d a .
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FCC ID: HD57900L00
Canada: IC1693B79L00
H a n d H e ld P r o d u c ts , I n c .
No user serviceable parts.
Opening Voids Warranty.
Made in USA of US &
imported parts.
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Bluetooth
The required safety label that appears on the back of Dolphin 7900 terminals equipped with a Bluetooth radio is as follows:
F O R H O M E O R O F F I C E US E
Tested to Comply With FCC Standards
T h i s C l as s B Di gi t al appar at u s c o mpl i e s w i t h C an ad i an
ICES -003. Cet appariel numerique de la Classe B est conforme a la
norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Contains Socket Radio FCC ID: LUBBTM-1
Canada: IC1693B79B0P Made in USA of US & imported parts.
No user serviceable parts. Opening Voids Warranty.
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802.11b and Bluetooth
The required safety label that appears on the back of Dolphin 7900 terminals equipped with an 802.11b and a Bluetooth radio
combination is as follows:
F O R H O M E O R O F F I C E US E
Tested to Comply With FCC Standards
T h i s C l as s B Di gi t al appar at u s c o mpl i e s w i t h
C a n a d i a n I C E S - 0 0 3 . C e t ap p ar i e l n u m e r i q u e de l a
Classe B est c onforme a la norme NMB -003 du Canada.
www.handheld.com
Hand Held Products, Inc.
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Made in USA
of US &
imported parts.
Opening Voids
Warranty.
No user
serviceable
parts.
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FCC ID: HD57900L0P
Canada: IC1693B79L0P
Dolphin 7900 Series WWAN Radio - GSM MC-45 & MC-46
Dolphin 7900 Series RF terminals are designed to comply with the most current applicable standards on safe levels of RF energy
developed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
and has been recommended for adoption by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
GSM MC-45
GSM MC-46
GSM
GSM
F O R H O M E O R O F F I C E US E
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Tested to Comply With FCC Standards
T h i s C l as s B Di gi t al appar at u s c o mpl i e s w i t h
C a n a d i a n I C E S - 0 0 3 . C e t ap p ar i e l n u m e r i q u e de l a
Classe B est c onforme a la norme NMB -003 du Canada.
No user serviceable parts.
Opening Voids Warranty.
Made in USA of US &
imported parts.
No user serviceable parts.
Opening Voids Warranty.
Made in USA of US &
imported parts.
FCC ID: HD57900BU0
Canada: IC1693B79BU0
Hand Held Products, Inc.
www.handheld.com
GSM and 802.11b
www.handheld.com
GSM and 802.11b
F O R H O M E O R O F F I C E US E
0682
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Tested to Comply With FCC Standards
T h i s C l as s B Di gi t al appar at u s c o mpl i e s w i t h
Canadian ICES -003. Cet appariel num erique de la
Classe B est conform e a la norm e NMB -003 du Canada.
No user serviceable parts.
Opening Voids Warranty.
Made in USA of US &
imported parts.
No user serviceable parts.
Opening Voids Warranty.
Made in USA of US &
imported parts.
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FCC ID: HD57900LU0
Canada: IC1693B79LU0
Hand Held Products, Inc.
www.handheld.com
GSM and Bluetooth
www.handheld.com
GSM and Bluetooth
F O R H O M E O R O F F I C E US E
0682
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Tested to Comply With FCC Standards
T h i s C l a s s B Di gi t a l ap pa r at u s c o mp l i e s w i t h
C a n a d i a n I C E S - 0 0 3 . C e t ap p ar i e l n u m e r i q u e d e l a
Classe B est c onforme a la norme NMB -003 du Canada.
No user serviceable parts.
Opening Voids Warranty.
Made in USA of US &
imported parts.
www.handheld.com
Hand Held Products, Inc.
FCC ID: HD57900BUP
Canada: IC1693B79BUP
www.handheld.com
GSM, 802.11b, and Bluetooth
GSM, 802.11b, and Bluetooth
F O R H O M E O R O F F I C E US E
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Tested to Comply With FCC Standards
T h i s C l a s s B Di gi t a l ap pa r at u s c o mp l i e s w i t h
C a n a d i a n I C E S - 0 0 3 . C e t ap p ar i e l n u m e r i q u e d e l a
Classe B est c onforme a la norme NMB -003 du Canada.
No user serviceable parts.
Opening Voids Warranty.
Made in USA of US &
imported parts.
www.handheld.com
Hand Held Products, Inc.
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Made in USA
of US &
imported parts.
Opening Voids
Warranty.
No user
serviceable
parts.
Made in USA
of US &
imported parts.
Opening Voids
Warranty.
No user
serviceable
parts.
FCC ID: HD57900LUP
Canada: IC1693B79LUP
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FCC Compliance
Dolphin mobile computers meet or exceed all applicable standards and have been manufactured to the highest level of quality.
Dolphin 7900 Series Batch Terminal
Dolphin 7900 Series Batch terminals comply with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Dolphin 7900 Series RF Terminal with an 802.11b, Bluetooth, and/or
GSM MC-45 or MC-46 Radio
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not
cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio
or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
If necessary, the user should consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions. The user
may find the following booklet helpful: “Something About Interference.” This is available at FCC local regional offices. Our
company is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized modifications of this equipment or the
substitution or attachment of connecting cables and equipment other than those specified by our company. The correction is the
responsibility of the user. Use only shielded data cables with this system.
In accordance with FCC 15.21, changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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This device and its antenna must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or
transmitter. To maintain compliance with FCC RF exposure guidelines for body-worn operation, do not use
accessories that contain metallic components other than specified by the manufacturer.
Canadian Compliance for Dolphin 7900 Series RF Terminals with an 802.11b, Bluetooth,
and/or GSM MC-45 or MC-46 Radio
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this
device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device is intended to be operated indoors and away from windows to
provide maximum shielding. Equipment (or its transmit antenna) that is installed outdoors is subject to licensing.
Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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RF, Regulatory, and Safety Agency Approvals for 802.11b and Bluetooth
Parameter
Specification
RF Approvals
U.S.A
Canada
FCC Part 15.247
RSS 210
RF, Regulatory, and Safety Agency Approvals for GSM MC-45
Parameter
Specification
RF Approvals
U.S.A
Canada
FCC Part 24
RSS 133
RF, Regulatory, and Safety Agency Approvals for GSM MC-46
Parameter
Specification
RF Approvals
U.S.A
FCC Part 24
Dolphin 7900 Series 802.11b, Bluetooth, and/or GSM MC-45 or MC-46
R&TTE Compliance Statement
Dolphin 7900 RF terminals are in conformity with all essential requirements of the R&TTE Directive (1999/5/EC). This equipment
has been assessed to the following standards:
Parameter
Specification
R&TTE
EN 300 328-2:2000
EN 301 489-1 (2002-08)
EN 301 489-17 (2002-08)
EN 60950: 2000
EN 50361: 2001
This product is marked with
1999/5/EC.
0682 in accordance with the Class II product requirements specified in the R&TTE Directive,
The equipment is intended for use throughout the European Community. Its authorization for use in France is restricted as
follows:
PAN European Frequency Range: 2.402 - 2.480 GHz
Restrictions in France are as follows:
• Indoor use - Maximum power (EIRP*) of 100 mW for the entire 2400-2483.5 MHz
• Outdoor use - Maximum power (EIRP*) of 100 mW for the 2400-2454 MHz band and maximum power (EIRP*) of 10 mW for
the 2454-2483 MHz band
Pacemakers, Hearing Aids and Other Electrically Powered Devices
Most manufacturers of medical devices adhere to the IEC 601-1-2 standard. This standard requires devices to operate properly
in an EM Field with a strength of 3V/m over a frequency range of 26 to 1000MHz.
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The maximum allowable field strength emitted by the Dolphin is 0.3V/m according to Subpart B of Part 1 of the FCC rules.
Therefore, the Dolphin RF has no effect on medical devices that meet the IEC specification.
Microwaves
The radio in the Dolphin RF terminal operates on the same frequency band as a microwave oven. Therefore, if you use a
microwave within range of the Dolphin RF terminal you may notice performance degradation in your wireless network. However,
both your microwave and your wireless network will continue to function.
The Dolphin Batch terminal does not contain a radio, and therefore, is not affected by microwave ovens.
Care and Cleaning of the Dolphin Terminal
When needed, clean the image engine window and the LCD display with a clean, non-abrasive, lint-free cloth. The terminal can
be cleaned with a damp cloth.
For European Community Users
Hand Held Products complies with Directive 2002/69/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27
January 2003 on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Information
This product has required the extraction and use of natural resources for its production. It may contain hazardous substances
that could impact health and the environment, if not properly disposed.
In order to avoid the dissemination of those substances in our environment and to diminish the pressure on the natural resources,
we encourage you to use the appropriate take-back systems for product disposal. Those systems will reuse or recycle most of
the materials of the product you are disposing in a sound way.
The crossed out wheeled bin symbol informs you that the product should not be disposed of along with municipal waste
and invites you to use the appropriate separate take-back systems for product disposal.
If you need more information on the collection, reuse, and recycling systems, please contact your local or regional waste
administration.
You may also contact your supplier for more information on the environmental performances of this product.
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Getting Started
Overview
The Dolphin 7900 terminal comprises one element of an enterprise data collection system that includes various models,
peripherals, and accessories that you can combine to suit your exact needs. The Dolphin 7900 terminal itself combines the latest
in multi-functional wireless data and voice communications technology with a unique, compact form factor, which makes it an
ideal solution for today’s in-transit applications.
Data Input
The Dolphin 7900 mobile computer features a PDA design with a larger display and smaller recessed keyboards. The display
area is 3.8 inches with a 240 X 320 VGA display in TFT color that is backlit for maximum viewability, then covered with an
industrial touch screen for maximum durability. There are two keyboard options: 25-key numeric-alpha and 36-key alphanumeric.
Imaging
The Dolphin 7900 contains an integrated imager that can take digital images of damaged packages and recipient signatures in
addition to decoding standard 1D and 2D symbologies. For the greatest ease-of-use when operating the imager, both side
panels feature a scan button that initiates a scan with the touch of a thumb or forefinger.
Memory
The Dolphin 7900 is a Windows Mobile computer with 64 MB RAM and 64 MB non-volatile synchronous Flash memory.
Communications
Communications via the industrial, mechanical connector supports 115 Kbps using serial RS-232 and 12 Mbps using USB.
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Dolphin 7900 Radio Configuration Options
Standard Configurations
Dolphin 7900 WLAN and WPAN (802.11b and Bluetooth)
This terminal features co-located 802.11b and Bluetooth radios, which means that your terminal contains the
capabilities of both radios. You can operate the radios simultaneously or switch between them.
Dolphin 7900 WWAN and WLAN (GSM/GPRS and 802.11b)
This terminal features the functionality of both GSM/GPRS and 802.11b radio and network technologies.
Dolphin 7900 WWAN and WPAN (GSM/GPRS and Bluetooth)
This terminal features the functionality of both GSM/GPRS and Bluetooth radio and network technologies.
Dolphin 7900 WWAN, WLAN, and WPAN (GSM/GPRS, 802.11b, and Bluetooth)
This terminal features the functionality of GSM/GPRS, 802.11b, and Bluetooth radio and network technologies.
Custom Configurations
Please refer to the Dolphin 7900 pricing configuration guide or contact your Customer Account Representative (CAR) for details.
Dolphin 7900 WLAN (802.11b)
These terminals integrate the basic functionality of the Batch terminals with an integrated, IEEE 802.11b direct
sequence radio that enable communication with a host computer through a wireless local area network (WLAN).
Dolphin 7900 WPAN (Bluetooth)
This terminal allows Bluetooth communications to Bluetooth enabled devices such as printers, mobile phones,
Access Points (APs), Bluetooth-enabled PCs, etc.
Dolphin 7900 WWAN (GSM/GPRS)
This terminal features all the benefits of the Dolphin 7900 with the additional capabilities of GSM/GPRS technology.
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Dolphin 7900 Series Peripherals
Each of the following items is sold separately to enhance your Dolphin 7900 terminal’s capabilities.
Dolphin HomeBase™
The Dolphin HomeBase charging and communication cradle supports both RS-232 and USB communications,
which enable it to interface with the majority of PC-based enterprise systems. When a terminal is seated in the
HomeBase, its main battery pack charges in less than four hours. In addition, the HomeBase contains an auxiliary
battery well that charges a spare Li-ion battery.
For more information, see Dolphin HomeBase on page 13-1.
Dolphin Mobile Base™
The Dolphin Mobile Base charging and communication cradle is designed specifically for in-premise and in-transit
data collection applications. It features a flexible mounting bracket, a cigarette lighter adapter or power cable to
adapt it to your environment.
When a terminal is seated in the Mobile Base, its main battery pack charges in less than four hours. The serial
connector supports RS-232 communication and power out to peripheral devices, such as hand held scanners.
For more information, see Dolphin Mobile Base on page 14-1.
Dolphin QuadCharger™
The Dolphin QuadCharger is a four-slot charging station for Dolphin Li-ion battery packs that can charge each
battery in less than four hours. The fourth slot features a battery analyzer that completely resets and re-calibrates
a battery, then displays remaining capacity.
For more information, see Dolphin QuadCharger on page 16-1.
Dolphin ChargeBase
The Dolphin ChargeBase is a four-slot charging cradle that holds, powers, and charges a terminal in each slot.
For more information, see Dolphin ChargeBase on page 15-1.
Dolphin Net Base
The Dolphin Net Base is a four-slot charging/communication cradle that holds, powers, charges, and communicates
with the terminal in each slot. Ethernet communication occurs via statically and dynamically-assigned IP addresses.
For more information about the Dolphin Net Base, please consult the Dolphin 7900 Net Base Quick Start Guide.
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Dolphin 7900 Accessories
Each of the following items is sold separately to enhance your Dolphin 7900 terminal’s capabilities.
Dolphin Cable Kits
USB and serial cables connect the Dolphin 7900 terminal directly to both a peripheral device for communication
and a power source for charging.
Dolphin Mobile Charger
This charging cable plugs the terminal directly into a vehicle cigarette lighter/power port to power the terminal and
charge the battery pack. This accessory converts the 12 Volts from the vehicle outlet to the 9 Volts required by the
terminal.
Protective Enclosure
This enclosure wraps around the terminal to protect it from wear and tear.
Protective Holster
The protective holster holds the terminal for mobile use.
Dolphin Mobile Mount
The Dolphin Mobile Mount solution secures Dolphin 7900 in the cab of any vehicle. Used in conjunction with the
Mobile Charger, Dolphin terminals can be adapted to almost any in-transit environment.
Li-ion Battery Pack
The 7.4v, 14.8 watt hour Li-ion rechargeable battery pack provides the main power supply for Dolphin 7900
terminals.
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Using the Dolphin 7900 for the First Time
1. Unpack the Carton and Verify its Contents, page 2-5.
2. Install the Main Battery Pack, page 2-5.
3. Charge the Main and Backup Batteries, page 2-6.
4. Initialize the Mobile Computer, page 2-6.
5. Let Autoinstall Run, page 2-7.
6. Verify Operations with Demos, page 2-8.
Step 1. Unpack the Carton and Verify its Contents
Verify that the carton contains the following items:
• Dolphin 7900 mobile computer (the terminal)
• Main battery pack (7.4v Li-ion)
• Microsoft Companion CD
• Dolphin 7900 Quick Start Guide
Note: If you ordered peripherals or accessories, verify that they are included with the order.
Be sure to keep the original packaging in the event that the Dolphin terminal should need to be returned for service. For details,
see Product Service and Repair on page 17-1.
Step 2. Install the Main Battery Pack
The Dolphin 7900 ships with the handstrap installed and fastened with a clip on the top panel. To install the battery pack, you
must detach the hand strap.
To detach the hand strap, push the clip up and away from the terminal.
To re-attach the hand strap, slide the clip back into place.
Installing the Main Battery Pack
Use only the Li-ion battery packs provided by Hand Held Products. The use of any battery pack not sold/manufactured by
Hand Held Products in a Dolphin terminal will void your warranty and may result in damage to the Dolphin terminal or
battery.
1. Unpack the Li-ion battery pack.
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2. Hold the terminal with the front panel (keyboard) facing down and detach the handstrap.
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3. Take the battery and insert the end without the locking tab into the top of the battery well and push down with a hinging
motion until the locking tab snaps.
4. Re-attach the handstrap.
To Remove the Main Battery Pack
Put the terminal in Suspend mode before removing the battery; Suspend Mode, page 2-9.
1. Detach the handstrap.
2. Press the locking tab on the battery pack and pull it away from the bottom panel.
3. Pull the battery pack up with a hinging motion.
Step 3. Charge the Main and Backup Batteries
The power supply consists of two types of battery power: the main battery pack and the backup battery located inside the
terminal. The main battery powers the terminal and charges the internal backup battery. The internal backup battery maintains
the application data stored in RAM and the system clock for up to 30 minutes when the main battery pack is completely
discharged or removed.
Before initial use - Because the terminals are shipped with both batteries discharged of all power, charge the main battery pack
for a minimum of four hours before initial use. When installed in the terminal, the battery pack can be charged in the HomeBase,
Mobile Base, or with the appropriate charging cable. When not installed in the terminal, battery packs can be charged in the
QuadCharger or the auxiliary well of the HomeBase.
Time to Charge - Four hours for the main battery pack, eight hours for the internal backup battery the first time. For more
information, see Battery Power on page 3-10.
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Use only Dolphin 7900 Series peripherals, power cables, and power adapters. Use of peripherals, cables, or power
adapters not sold/manufactured by Hand Held Products will void the warranty and may damage the terminal.
Charging with Dolphin Peripherals
When the battery is installed in the terminal, you can insert the terminal into any one of the following peripherals to charge the
main battery pack:
• Dolphin HomeBase (see page 13-1)
• Dolphin Mobile Base (see page 14-1)
• Dolphin ChargeBase (see page 15-1) or the Dolphin 7900 Net Base
To fully charge the Li-ion battery before installing it in the terminal, use the
• Dolphin QuadCharger (see page 16-1)
• Auxiliary Battery Well of the Dolphin HomeBase (see page 13-5)
Step 4. Initialize the Mobile Computer
1. Power on the terminal. The decode LED lights and the scan LED blinks for approximately three seconds. Do NOT press any
keys while the terminal is booting up.
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2. The terminal initializes and the splash screen appears for a few seconds. The Build numbers indicate the software versions.
Kernel
Bootloader
Keyboard
3. The system performs a hard reset. When the display activates again, follow the instructions that appear.
Step 5. Align the Screen
You are prompted to align the screen by tapping the target five times. Use the stylus provided by Hand Held Products.
• Alignment should always be performed with a stylus designed for touch screen applications. The small point is required for
accurate calibration.
• Press the stylus firmly into the center of the cross-hair target once and release. Do not “double-tap” the target.
• You can re-align the screen at any time by going to Start > Settings > System tab > Screen.
Step 6. Let Autoinstall Run
For each program that loads, a status bar indicates that the program is loading. Autoinstall occurs after each hard reset. Do NOT
touch the keyboard or the screen while programs are loading!
All configurations of the Dolphin 7900 terminal install Demos and Power Tools. If the terminal is configured with a wireless radio,
the appropriate radio drivers and utilities for each radio install.
After Autoinstall is complete, the terminal performs a soft reset automatically. When it finishes booting up after the soft reset, the
Today screen appears; see Today Screen on page 4-1.
Step 7. Setting the Time and Date
The time and date need to be reset after every hard reset of the terminal. It is a good idea to set the time and date before you
begin using the device, so that the system clock is accurate.
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On the Today screen, tap the line that displays the time and date,
The Clock Settings screen appears.
Step 8. Verify Operations with Demos
For details, see Using the Image Engine on page 5-1.
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Resetting the Terminal
There are two ways to reset the Dolphin terminal: a soft and a hard reset.
Soft Reset (Warm Boot)
A soft reset re-boots the device without losing RAM data. You would perform a soft reset when
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The terminal fails to respond
After installing some software applications
After making changes to certain system settings, such as network cards
1. Press and hold the Red + ESC keys for approximately five seconds.
2. The decode and scan LEDs flash for approximately three seconds as the terminal resets.
3. When the reset is complete, the Today screen displays.
Hard Reset (Cold Boot)
A hard reset resets the operating system, restores the terminal back to factory defaults, and resets the terminal after a bootloader,
keyboard, and kernel upgrade.
A hard reset erases all of the data stored in RAM memory and all RAM installed applications.
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1. Press and hold the Red + TAB keys for approximately five seconds.
2. The decode and scan LEDs light for approximately three seconds.
3.
The terminal re-initializes; see Initialize the Mobile Computer on page -6.
Suspend Mode
To put the Dolphin terminal into suspend mode manually, press and hold Blue + Backlight keys. The terminal also goes into
suspend mode automatically when the terminal is inactive for a programmed period of time. For more information, see Power on
page 7-10.
To wake the Dolphin terminal from suspend mode, press the SCAN key.
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Hardware Overview
System Features
Processor
The Dolphin 7900 terminal is equipped with an Intel X-Scale 400MHz RISC microprocessor that runs on a 100 MHz RAM BUS,
making it one of the most powerful mobile computers on the market.
Operating System
Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition software provides a compact, highly efficient, scalable operating system. The open
architecture facilitates the development of applications for energy-efficient data collection devices such as the Dolphin terminal.
Memory
Main Board/IPSM
The standard memory configuration is 64 MB RAM (optional 128 MB) and 64 MB non-volatile
synchronous Flash. For more information about each kind of memory, see Memory on page 7-8.
Mini SD Card
Dolphin 7900 terminals contain a mini SD memory interface on the left side panel to support memory
expansion. The memory interface is covered by an access door that can be opened to insert a
memory card. For more information about the access door, see Access Door on page 3-6.
Wireless Radio Options
For more information, see Radio Options on page 4-5.
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Front Panel Features
This section describes features on the front panel of the Dolphin 7900 terminal. The following graphic shows a Dolphin 7900 with
a 25-key keyboard.
Speaker
Audio Jack
IrDa Port
Decode LED
Scan LED
Touch Screen Display
SCAN key
Pocket PC
ESC
Microphone
BKSP
SEND
1
F4
START
F2
4
F5
#
F7
3
F8
PQRS
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ABC
5
JKL
GHI
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TAB
VOL
PG
F1
Navigation keys
SP
ALT
*
OK
SCAN
8
TUV
F3
3
DEF
F6
6
Recessed Keyboard
MNO
F9
9
WXYZ
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Audio Jack
Dolphin 7900 terminals contain a 2.5mm audio jack that supports both speaker (stereo) and microphone (mono)
headsets. Both microphone and speaker are located on the front panel for voice communication that is fully
integrated with terminal operation.
Speaker
The Dolphin 7900 terminal has an integrated speaker that sounds audio signals as you scan bar code labels and
enter data. The operating frequency range is 500Hz at 71 dB up to 80 dB. The speaker can also be used for playing
sounds (e.g., WAV or MP3 files).
When used in conjunction with the microphone on the keyboard, the speaker can also be used for two-way voice
communications. Both speaker and microphone are located on the front panel for voice communication that is fully
integrated with terminal operation.
IrDA Port
The IrDA (Infrared Data Association) port communicates with IrDA-enabled devices such as PCs, printers,
modems, or other Dolphin terminals. The maximum speed is 115kbps. For more information, see Using Infrared on
page 8-5.
Scan LED
The scan LED lights red when you press the SCAN key in scanning applications.
Decode LED
The decode LED lights green when a scanned bar code is successfully decoded.
Note: Both LEDs can be programmed by various software applications.
Touch Screen Display
The 3.8” liquid crystal display (LCD) is covered with an industrial, protective touch screen lens. The video graphic
array (VGA) resolution is 1/4 (240 X 320 pixel). The color LCD is 16 bits/pixel and uses active display or thin film
transistor (TFT) technology.
Activate the touch screen with the stylus provided or a finger. See Using the Touch Screen on page 4-2.
By default, the display backlight illuminates when the screen is touched. See Adjusting the Backlight on page 4-3.
SCAN Key
The SCAN key is centrally located for easy access with the right or left hand. When pressed, the SCAN key
activates the scanner/imager. The SCAN key also functions as an on or system wakeup control for the terminal.
Navigation Keys
The centrally-located navigation keys enable you to move and position the cursor through software programs. The
up and down arrows are programmed to perform specific functions when pressed in combination with the Blue and
Red modifier keys.
Recessed Keyboard
The Dolphin 7900 Series features two keyboard options: 25-key numeric and 36-key alpha keyboard. Both
keyboards are recessed under the overlay for maximum durability and backlit for easy viewing in various lighting
conditions. For a complete overview of each keyboard, see Using the Keyboards on page 6-1.
Microphone
Dolphin 7900 terminals feature an integrated microphone that provides audio input to the terminal when a headset
is not plugged into the audio jack. When a headset is plugged in, the terminal defaults to the microphone on the
headset. For more information, see Headset Control on page 7-4.
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Back Panel Features
The following graphic describes features on the back panel of the Dolphin 7900 terminal.
Image Engine Window
Hand Strap Slot
Stylus Fastener
Stylus (in slot)
Programmable Side Button
Programmable Side Button
Battery
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Image Engine Window
Dolphin 7900 terminals have an optional image engine that reads and decodes linear, stacked linear (PDF417), and
2D matrix bar code symbologies. With the latest CMOS-based technology, the engine works like a digital camera
and enables digital image capture, signature capture, and reading of OCR characters.
The engine points out the top panel at a slight downward angle so that the terminal needs to be positioned slightly
above the image or bar code when using the engine.
For more information about imaging, see Using the Image Engine on page 5-1.
Hand Strap Slot
The Dolphin 7900 has an adjustable, elastic hand strap attached to the terminal with a slot on the top of the back
panel. You can detach the handstrap from this clip when you need access to the battery or other item on the back
panel.
Battery
The Battery well is a recessed area on the back of the Dolphin terminal that holds the Li-Ion battery pack.
For more information, see Battery Power on page 3-10.
Stylus and Fastener
The stylus is used to operate the touch screen. The back panel features this storage slot to hold the stylus when
not in use. There is also a fastener on the back panel to which you can attach stylus tethers. A stylus tether is a
coiled elastic cord with one end to attach to the stylus and another to attach fasten to the back panel.
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Side Panel Features
The following graphic shows the left, side panel:
Programmable Side Button
Access Door
Programmable Side Button
Programmable buttons are located on both side panels. By default, these buttons activate the image/scan engine
as a more ergonomic alternative to pressing the SCAN key on the keyboard. These buttons can be programmed to
perform specific functions in the Buttons setting. For details, see Buttons on page 7-3.
Access Door
When the access door is open, the mini-SD memory interface and SIM card slot are available. The following graphic
displays both slots as they appear when the Dolphin terminal is placed flat with the keyboard facing down.
Mini-SD Interface
SIM Card Slot
Mini-SD Interface
You can install a mini-SD card to expand the capacity of the terminal’s storage
memory. 256 MB cards are currently available from Hand Held Products. (The miniSD memory interface does not support SDIO.)
SIM Card
SIM cards are used with a GSM/GPRS radio.
Opening the Access Door
Note: Access door removal requires a special tool from Hand Held Products, part number 100001024.
1. Press Blue + Backlight key to put the terminal in suspend mode; see Suspend Mode on page 2-9.
2. Remove the battery; see page 2-5.
3. Place the terminal on a flat, secure surface with the keyboard face-down.
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4. Using the special tool from Hand Held Products, unscrew both screws.
Installing a Mini-SD Card
1. When the access door is open, slide the mini-SD card into the appropriate slot until it clicks into place.
Rubber Gasket
2. The bottom panel inside the opening displays the following guide to help you insert the mini-SD card correctly:
mSD
SIM
To remove an installed mini-SD card, tap on the edge lightly to unlock the card; the card will pop out just enough for you to
grab its edge and pull it out.
3. Replace the access door and tighten the screws.
There is a rubber gasket on the inside of access door that must be in place when you seal the door. This gasket performs
the sealing action for the door.
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Installing a SIM Card
Note: The SIM card must be activated by the service provider prior to installation.
1. When the access door is open, slide the SIM card into the appropriate slot. The guide on the bottom panel inside the
opening illustrates the correct position; see page 3-7.
2. Replace the access door and tighten the screws.
There is a rubber gasket on the inside of access door that must be in place when you seal the door. This gasket performs
the sealing action for the door.
3. Power on the terminal.
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Do NOT power on the device with the SIM card installed and the access door still open. You must secure the access door
before you can resume terminal operation.
4. Tap Start > Programs > uPhone > Dialler. If the SIM card is not installed properly, the uPhone Dialler indicates that no
SIM card is installed.
For more information about SIM cards and the GSM/GPRS radio, see SIM Card on page 11-2.
Replacing the Access Door
The access door must be replaced before resuming terminal operation. Replace the door and use the special tool from Hand
Held Products (part number 100001024) to tighten the screws.
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terminal’s environmental rating. The access door must be properly sealed before resuming terminal operation. Failure to
seal the access door will void the warranty.
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Bottom Panel Features
Mechanical Connector
Note: Signals referenced are for a DTE device.
Mechanical Connector
The bottom panel features a custom, industrial-grade connector with 17 pins. When seated in a Dolphin 7900 Series peripheral,
the terminal is powered, the main battery charged, and communication occurs via this connector. All Dolphin 7900 Series
peripherals are designed to work exclusively with this connector.
The 17-pin connector communicates with Dolphin peripherals via RS-232 or USB. For RS-232, the maximum communication
speed is 115 Kbps with seven baud rate settings. For USB, the communication speed is up to 12 Mbps. If the peripheral unit is
connected to a PC, this connector also transmits data.
Powering Out
The mechanical connector also provides power out 5V at 500mA. This means that, with the proper Hand Held Products cable,
the terminal can power another device.
By default, power out is disabled. To enable power out, alter the registry as follows:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Drivers\BuiltIn\Serial4]
Conn5Venable=1
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Battery Power
The Dolphin 7900 features intelligent battery technology with two types of battery power:
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The main battery pack installed in the back panel
The backup battery located inside the terminal
Both batteries work together to prevent data loss when the terminal is used over long periods of time. Both batteries must also
be charged to full capacity before using the Dolphin 7900 for the first time.
Main Battery Pack
Use only the Li-ion battery packs provided by Hand Held Products. The use of any battery pack not sold/manufactured by
Hand Held Products in a Dolphin terminal will void your warranty and may result in damage to the Dolphin terminal or
battery.
The 7.4V, 14.8 watt hour Li-Ion battery pack is the primary power source for the Dolphin. The Li-Ion battery is designed to operate
in a temperature range of -10 to 50° C (14 to 122° F). For the location of the Li-Ion battery on the terminal, see Battery on page 3-5.
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Charging Options
When the Li-ion battery is installed in the terminal:
• Place the terminal in a HomeBase (page 13-5), Mobile Base (page 14-7), ChargeBase (page 15-3), or Net Base that is
connected to an appropriate power supply.
• Connect a charging/communication cable to the mechanical connector, plug the cable into the AC adapter, and plug the
adapter cable into a power outlet.
• Connect the terminal to the Mobile Charger and vehicle power port.
When the Li-ion battery is not installed in the terminal:
• Place the battery pack in the Dolphin QuadCharger - see Charging Batteries in the QuadCharger on page 16-3.
• Place the battery pack in the auxiliary battery well of the HomeBase - see page 13-5.
Charging Time
The Li-ion battery pack requires four hours to charge to full capacity.
Internal Backup Battery
Located inside the terminal, the backup battery is a 3.6 Volt nickel metal hydride (NiMH) battery.
Purpose
The internal backup battery prevents the terminal from being reset if you need to remove and replace the main battery pack. It
retains RAM data and allows the real-time clock to remain operational for up to 30 minutes when the main battery pack is
removed. If the terminal is left without the main battery pack for more than 30 minutes, the internal backup battery needs to be
recharged to function according to its specifications.
Note: Data and programs stored in Flash memory are not lost even if the internal backup battery fails. However, you must reset
the real-time clock; see Setting the Time and Date on page 2-7.
Charging
The internal backup battery is powered by the main battery pack. Therefore, charging the internal backup battery requires that
the main battery pack be installed in the terminal and the terminal be connected to a charging device.
The internal backup battery must be fully charged before using the terminal for the first time. The initial charge cycle takes
approximately eight hours. After that, if the internal backup battery becomes fully discharged of power, it requires a minimum of
10 hours of charging time to function normally.
Guidelines
Follow these guidelines to maximize the life of the Dolphin’s internal backup battery:
• Keep a charged Li-Ion battery pack in the Dolphin terminal. The internal battery prematurely discharges if there is not at least
a partially charged battery in the terminal.
• Keep the Dolphin terminal connected to power when the terminal is not in use.
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Managing Battery Power
Data and files saved on the Dolphin terminal may be stored in RAM; therefore, maintain a continuous power supply to the terminal
to help prevent data loss. Letting the backup battery become fully discharged causes the terminal to lose all data in RAM. The
internal battery discharges prematurely if there is not at least a partially charged battery in the terminal. When you remove a
battery pack, insert another charged battery pack in the Dolphin.
If the main battery is low and the terminal is in suspend mode, pressing the SCAN key will not wake the Dolphin terminal; you
must replace the discharged battery with a fully charged battery.
Default Low and Critical Battery Points
The navigation bar at the top of the screen displays battery warning icons when the main battery reaches a low and critical battery
points. For details about these warning icons, see Status Icons on page 4-9. If the navigation bar does not contain a warning
icon, then the battery is adequately charged.
The Dolphin terminal ships with default low and critical battery points already programmed in the registry. The registry contains
two DWORD settings in the [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power] entry:
“LowBatt”=19 (25%)
This sets the Low battery point to 25 percent (19 hex=25 decimal). The low battery setting is the point
at which the user is notified that the battery is low. The user is notified only once for a low battery.
“CriticalBatt”=a (10%)
This sets the Critical Battery point to 10 percent (a hex=10 decimal). The critical battery setting is the
point at which the customer is warned that the battery charge is very low. This warning is posted every
3 minutes until the situation is corrected.
Note: Warnings do not appear when the terminal is on external power.
Setting Critical and Low Battery Points
Developers can re-reset the default battery points in the RegEdit Power Tool.
1. Tap Start > Power Tools > RegEdit.
2. Drill-down to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > System > CurrentControlSet > Control > Power.
The Battery Points appear in the list.
3. Tap the Value Name to change the Value Data. You can reset the Value Data from 0 (no warning) to 99 (would nearly
always warn).
4. Tap OK to save changes.
For more information about the RegEdit Power Tool, refer to the Dolphin Power Tools User’s Guide available for download at
www.handheld.com.
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Checking Battery Power
Tap Start > Settings > System tab > Power. The Battery tab opens displaying the charge status of both the installed Li-ion
battery pack and the NiMH backup battery inside the terminal.
For more information, see Power on page 7-10.
Storing Batteries
To maintain optimal battery performance, follow these storage guidelines:
• Avoid storing batteries outside the specified range of -4 to 104° F (-20 to 40°C) or in extremely high humidity.
• For prolonged storage, do not keep batteries stored in a charger that is connected to a power source.
Guidelines for Battery Use and Disposal
The following are general guidelines for the safe use and disposal of batteries:
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Use only the battery supplied, recommended, or approved by Hand Held Products.
Replace defective batteries immediately; using a defective battery could damage the Dolphin terminal.
Never throw a used battery in the trash. It contains heavy metals and should be recycled according to local guidelines.
Don’t short-circuit a battery or throw it into a fire. It can explode and cause severe personal injury.
Excessive discharge damages a battery. Recharge the battery when your terminal indicates low battery power.
Although your battery can be recharged many times, it will eventually be depleted. Replace it after the battery is unable to
hold an adequate charge.
• If you are not sure the battery or charger is working properly, please send it to Hand Held Products or an authorized Hand
Held Products service center for inspection.
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Dolphin 7900 Technical Specifications
System Architecture
Processor:
Intel X-Scale PXA255 400MHz
Software
Development Kits:
• Dolphin SDK Add-on for Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition
(Supports Embedded Visual C++ 4.0)
• Dolphin .NET SDK for Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition
(Supports Visual Studio.NET 2003 (VB.NET and C#.NET))
• Dolphin GSM/GPRS SDK Add-on for Pocket PC 2003
(Supports Embedded Visual C++ 4.0 and Visual Studio.NET 2003)
Operating Platform:
Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition Software for Pocket PCs
Third-Party
Software:
Support for Connect Terminal Emulation software (TNVT, 3270, 5250) and Java Virtual Machine
(JVM) runtime, ITScriptNet Batch and Omni, MCL, and App Forge
Memory:
64MB RAM x 64MB non-volatile synchronous Flash standard; 128MB RAM high memory optional
Data Inputs
Imager/Scanner:
See Image Engine Options on page 5-1.
1D Symbologies:
See 1D Symbologies on page 5-2.
2D Symbologies:
See 2D Symbologies on page 5-2.
Composite Codes
See Composite Codes on page 5-2.
OCR Fonts:
See OCR Codes on page 5-2.
Three Keyboard
Options:
Two backlit keyboard options: 25-key numeric alpha, 36-key alpha numeric
See Using the Keyboards on page 6-1.
Data Outputs
Display:
See Touch Screen Display on page 3-3.
I/O Ports:
Industrial-grade mechanical connector supports communications (USB 1.1, serial RS-232 up to
115Kbps) and charging via cradles or AC adapter cables, Integrated IrDA port, Integrated Speaker,
Integrated Microphone, Integrated Headset jack
Mass Storage:
User-accessible Mini Secure Digital (Mini-SD) memory interface
Wireless Radio Options
WWAN:
GSM/GPRS Tri-band:
850/1800/ 1900 MHz in US, Latin America, and Canada or
900/1800/1900 MHz in Europe, Asia, and Australia
WLAN:
IEEE 802.11b DSSS
Authentication Methodologies: LEAP, MD5, TLS, TTLS, PEAP, and WEP
WPAN:
Bluetooth radio (Class 2)
Physical
Dimensions:
7.3"L x 3. 5"W x 1.7"D max (185 x 89 x 43 mm), 3.2"W x 1.5"D at grip (81 x 38 mm)
Weight:
Batch: 17 oz. (482 gm)
WLAN: 17.3 oz. (490 gm)
WPAN: 17.1 oz. (484 gm),
WLAN/WPAN: 18.9 oz. (536 gm)
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Dolphin 7900 Technical Specifications
Operating
Temperature:
14 to 122°F (-10°C to 55°C)
The terminal can operate in temperatures lower than -20°C with potential degradation in
performance depending on the application.
Storage
Temperature:
-22 to 176°F (-30°C to 80°C)
Humidity:
95% humidity, non-condensing
ESD:
15 KVA on all surfaces
Impact Resistance:
Withstands multiple 5ft (1.5m) drops onto concrete
Environmental
Resistance:
Independently certified to meet IP64 standards for moisture and particle resistance
Power:
Lithium-Ion battery technology, 7.4V, 14.8 watt-hour main battery with hot-swappable design for
fast replacement in the field
Other:
Integrated stylus with optional tether and adjustable, removable hand strap
Peripherals/Accessories
Dolphin HomeBase
Charging/communications cradle with auxiliary battery well. Data transfer via RS-232 serial or USB
ports.
Dolphin Mobile Base
Mobile charging/communication cradle. Data transfer via RS-232 serial. Power out 5 volts for
peripheral devices.
Dolphin
QuadCharger
Four-slot battery charger that charges four batteries in under four hours. One slot doubles as a
battery analyzer.
Dolphin Mobile
Charger
Charges a Dolphin terminal by plugging into a vehicle cigarette lighter/power port.
Dolphin Net Base
Four-slot charging/communication cradle designed for Ethernet-based communications.
Dolphin ChargeBase
Four-slot charging cradle that holds, powers, and charges a terminal in each slot.
Dolphin Cable Kits
USB or serial cables that charge and communicate with the terminal directly, without a cradle.
Li-Ion Battery Pack
7.4V, 14.8 watt hour Li-ion rechargeable main battery for the Dolphin.
Regulatory Approvals
FCC-CE-Radio
Country:
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Using Dolphin Mobile Computers
Overview
This chapter provides the basic instructions you need to operate the Dolphin 7900 terminal.
Today Screen
When the terminal powers one for the first time, you see the Today screen. You can also display it by tapping Start and then
Today. On the Today screen, you can see at a glance important information for the day.
Tap to adjust the volume
Tap to change the date and time
Tap to open to change owner information
Your email messages
Your active tasks
Navigation Bar and Start Menu
The navigation bar is located at the top of the screen and displays the active program and current time, and allows you to switch
to programs and close screens.
Navigation bar
Tap to open a program
Start menu
Tap to open a program you have recently used
Tap to see additional programs
Tap to see to customize your terminal
Command Bar
Use the Command bar at the bottom of the screen to perform tasks in programs. The Command bar includes menu names,
buttons, and the Input Panel button.
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Using the Touch Screen
Hand Held Products recommends using screen protectors to protect the touch screen; especially when used with applications
that require high-volume interfacing with the touch screen. Screen protectors help prevent damage to the touch screen display
and are easily installed. Screen protectors can be purchased at any major computer retail store or directly from Hand Held
Products; contact Hand Held Products directly for part numbers and pricing.
!
For touch screen input, use the included stylus or your finger. The method you choose depends on which one is
appropriate for your application. While there is a great deal of variation in different applications, for buttons or icons that
are close together, you generally achieve greater accuracy with the stylus. Use of other objects, such as paper clips,
pencils, or ink pens can damage the input panel and will void the warranty.
Selecting Programs
To see additional programs loaded on your terminal, tap Start > Programs. The Programs screen displays the programs that
are not listed on the Start menu. To open a program, tap once on the icon.
Some programs have abbreviated labels underneath the icon. To see the full spelling of an abbreviated label, tap and hold the
stylus on the label. Drag the stylus off the label so that the command is not carried out.
Pop-Up Menus
With pop-up menus, you can quickly choose an action for an item. For example, you can use the pop-up menu in the contact list
to quickly delete a contact, make a copy of a contact, or send an e-mail message to a contact. The actions in the pop-up menus
vary from program to program.
1. Tap and hold the stylus on the item name. The pop-up menu appears.
2. Lift the stylus, and tap the action you want to perform.
Note: To close the menu without performing an action, tap the screen anywhere outside the menu.
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Adjusting the Backlight
The backlight for the color display is user-defined. There are two tabs - one for Battery and the other for External power. The
options on each tab are the same. Go to Start > Settings > System tab > Backlight. Backlight settings open displaying the
Battery tab.
There are two tabs: Battery and External; the options on each tab are the same. The Battery tab determines display backlight
settings when the terminal is running on battery power. The External tab determines display backlight settings when the terminal
is powered by an external source, such as a Hand Held Products cable.
Field
Description
Turn off backlight
Select how many minutes you want to elapse before the backlight automatically turns off.
Turn on backlight
Select this option if you want the backlight to turn on when the a button is pressed or the
touch screen is tapped.
Dim backlight if
Select how many minutes you want to elapse before the backlight dims.
Backlight Intensity
Move the slider to set the intensity of the backlight.
OK
Tap OK to save settings.
The display backlight functions according to the settings saved on each tab.
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Communication Options
Mechanical Connector
The 17-pin, industrial-grade, mechanical connector on the bottom panel is designed to work only with communication and
charging peripherals sold/manufactured by Hand Held Products. For more information about the connector, see Mechanical
Connector on page 3-9.
IrDA Port
The IrDA port enables the Dolphin 7900 to transmit data via pulses of light to and from other IrDA-compliant devices, such as
printers and PCs or to other Dolphin terminals. For more information, see Using Infrared on page 8-5.
Wireless Radios
For more information, see Radio Options on page 4-5.
Software Communication Programs
Microsoft ActiveSync v3.7 or Higher
Microsoft ActiveSync is a tool that enables mobile computing devices, such as the Dolphin 7900, to exchange and
synchronize application data with a desktop computer. For more information, see Using ActiveSync on page 8-2.
RAS
Short for Remote Access Services, RAS is a feature built into Windows NT that enables users to log into an NTbased LAN using a modem, X.25 connection or WAN link. RAS is fully supported and allows the use of PPP or SLIP
connections for network connectivity.
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Radio Options
Dolphin 7900 terminals can be configured with a combination of the following radios:
• 802.11b - Wireless LAN (WLAN) Communications with 802.11b (see page 9-1)
• Bluetooth - Wireless PAN (WPAN) Communications with Bluetooth (see page 10-1)
• GSM/GPRS - Wireless WAN (WWAN) Communications with GSM/GPRS (see page 11-1)
Radio Combinations
Note: Configuration of simultaneous radio operation is done during the manufacturing process according to FCC regulations.
All radios and radio drivers are co-located inside the terminal.
802.11b and GSM radios cannot be enabled at the same time. Bluetooth radios can be enabled and operating with either the
802.11b or GSM radio or both.
Radio Driver Installation
Radio drivers install during the autoinstall process after a hard reset (see Let Autoinstall Run on page -7). Only the appropriate
drivers for the terminal’s radio configuration install.
Radio Manager
The Radio Manager allows you to enable and disable radios installed in the terminal after initial bootup. If the Dolphin terminal is
configured with an 802.11b radio, the Radio Manager defaults to the 802.11b radio after initial bootup. However, if the Dolphin
terminal is configured with a GSM radio, the Radio Manager defaults to the GSM radio after the initial bootup.
Accessing the Radio Manager
Tap Start > Settings > Connections tab > Radio Manager. The Radio Manager appears identifying which radio drivers are
installed. The highlighted entry is the radio mode that is currently enabled; its Status should be Ready.
Radio Modes
The Radio Modes section lists the radio drivers currently installed on the terminal.
Status field
The Status field displays the status of the radio driver selected in the Radio Modes box.
Ready - The selected radio is enabled.
Success - The selected radio has been successfully enabled.
Error message - The radio cannot be enabled. You cannot successfully enable the radio if the radio’s
driver is not installed. An error will appear telling you that the radio driver is not installed.
Enabling Radios and Radio Combinations
Note: To successfully enable a radio, both the hardware module and the software driver must be installed on the terminal.
If multiple radios are installed in your terminal, you must enable the radio combination and not each individual radio. To enable
a radio or radio combination, select the radio in the Radio Modes list and tap Apply.
The radio drivers are enabled and disabled (if necessary) in the proper sequence. For example, if the radio enabled is Bluetooth
Only and you try to switch to 802.11b Only, after Apply is tapped, the Radio Manager disables the Bluetooth radio first, then
enables the 802.11b radio.
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Disabling Radios
To disable all radios, select None and tap Apply.
Using the Soft Input Panel (SIP)
Use the SIP to enter information in any program on the Dolphin terminal. You can either type on the soft keyboard or write on the
touch screen using Letter Recognizer or Block Recognizer. In either case, the characters appear as typed text on the screen.
To show or hide the SIP, tap the Input Panel button. Tap the arrow next to the Input Panel button to see your choices.
When you use the SIP, your terminal anticipates the word you are typing or writing and displays it above the input panel. When
you tap the displayed word, it is inserted into your text at the insertion point. The more you use your Dolphin terminal, the more
words it learns to anticipate.
To change word suggestion options, such as the number of words suggested at one time, tap Start > Settings > Personal tab
> Input > Word Completion tab.
Using the SIP Keyboard
Tap the arrow next to the Input Panel button and select Keyboard. On the soft keyboard that displays, tap the keys with your
stylus.
Using the Letter Recognizer
With Letter Recognizer you can write letters using the stylus just as you would on paper.
Tap the arrow next to the Input Panel button and then Letter Recognizer and write a letter in the box.
When you write a letter, it is converted to typed text that appears on the screen.
Using the Block Recognizer
With Block Recognizer you can input character strokes using the stylus.
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Tap the arrow next to the Input Panel button and then Block Recognizer and write a letter in the box.
When you write a letter, it is converted to typed text that appears on the screen.
Selecting Text
To edit or format typed text, select it by dragging the stylus across the text. Then, use the commands on the pop-up menu to cut,
copy, and paste the selected text.
Input Panel Options
You can set input options by going to Start > Settings > Personal tab > Input.The following graphics are the tab windows where
you can customize the input panel to your preferences:
Input tab
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Writing on the Screen
You can use your stylus to write directly on the screen as you would on paper. To write on the screen, tap the Pen button to
switch to writing mode. This action displays lines on the screen to help you write.
Note: Some programs that accept writing may not have the Pen button. See the documentation for that program to find out how
to switch to writing mode.
To Select Writing
If you want to edit or format writing, you must select it first.
1. Tap and hold the stylus next to the text you want to select until the insertion point appears.
2. Without lifting, drag the stylus across the text you want to select.
If you accidentally write on the screen, tap Tools, then Undo and try again. You can also select text by tapping the Pen button
to deselect it and then dragging the stylus across the screen. You can cut, copy, and paste written text in the same way you work
with typed text: tap and hold the selected words and then tap an editing command on the pop-up menu, or tap the command on
the Edit menu.
Drawing on the Screen
Drawing on the screen is similar to writing on the screen. The difference between writing and drawing on the screen is how you
select items and how they can be edited. To create a drawing, cross three ruled lines on your first stroke. A drawing box appears.
Subsequent strokes in or touching the drawing box become part of the drawing. Drawings that do not cross three ruled lines will
be treated as writing.
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For example, selected drawings can be resized, while writing cannot.
Status Icons
Status Icon
Meaning
Opens the sound and volume drop-down that turn the sound on and off and adjust the volume
Backup battery is low
Main batteries are charging
Main batteries are low
Main batteries are very low
Main batteries are full
Synchronization is beginning or ending
Notification that one or more e-mail messages were received
Note: The Notification icon
displays if more notification icons need to be displayed than there is room to display them. Tap
the icon to view all notification icons that cannot be displayed.
Notifications
Notifications remind you when you have something to do. For example, if you’ve set up an appointment in Calendar, a task with
a due date in Tasks, or an alarm in Clock, you’ll be notified by a message box appearing on the screen or a sound is played. To
choose reminder types and sounds, tap Start > Settings > Personal tab > Sounds & Notifications; Personal Tab, page 7-2.
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Using Find
The Find feature helps you quickly locate information. Tap Start > Programs > Find. Enter the text you want to find, select a
data type, and then tap Go to start the search.
Using File Explorer
You can also use the File Explorer to find files and organize these files into folders. Tap Start > Programs > File Explorer.
You can move files in File Explorer by tapping and holding the item you want to move, and then tapping Cut or Copy and Paste
on the pop-up menu.
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Using the Image Engine
Overview
The Dolphin 7900 terminal houses a compact image engine that instantly reads all popular 1D and 2D bar codes and supports
omni-directional aiming and decoding for greater flexibility in real-world settings. The image engine can also capture digital
images, such as signatures and pictures of damaged inventory. Images are saved in industry-standard file formats.
Image Engine Options
Dolphin 7900 terminals may be equipped with one of the following image engines.
5300 Standard Range (5300SR)
Code
8 mil Linear
10 mil
PDF417
13 mil UPC
15 mil QR
15 mil Data
Matrix
35 mil
MaxiCode
Working
Range
(.020 cm)
(.025 cm)
(.033 cm)
(.038 cm)
(.038 cm)
(.089 cm)
Near
3.4 in. (8.6 cm)
3 in. (7.6 cm)
2 in. (5.1cm)
3 in. (7.6 cm)
2.2 in. (5.6 cm)
1.9 in. (4.8 cm)
Far
7.5 in. (19 cm)
8.9 in.
(22.6 cm)
13.1 in.
(33.3 cm)
8.7 in. (22 cm)
10.1 in.
(25.6 cm)
12.9 in.
(32.7 cm)
The 5300SR image engine contains a high-visibility aimer that projects aiming brackets around the bar code or image preview
for maximum viewability. For details, see Omni-Directional Scanning on page 5-4.
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Bar Code Symbologies Supported
The Dolphin 7900 supports the following bar code symbologies:
Symbology Type
Symbology Name
1D Symbologies
Codabar
Code 3 of 9
Code 11
Code 32 Pharmaceutical (PARAF)
Code 93
Code 128
EAN with Add-On
EAN with Extended Coupon Code
EAN-13
Interleaved 2 or 5
Matrix 2 of 5
Plessey
PosiCode
RSS
Straight 2 of 5 IATA
Straight 2 of 5 Industrial
Telepen
Trioptic Code
UCC/EAN-128
UPC and UPC-A
2D Symbologies
Aztec
Code 16K
Composite
Data Matrix
MaxiCode
OCR
PDF417
QR Code
RSS
Composite Codes
Aztec Mesa
Codablock F
EAN·UCC
RSS-14
OCR Codes
OCR-A
OCR-B
Postal Codes
Postnet and most international 4 state codes
Australian Post
British Post
Canadian Post
China Post
Japanese Post
KIX (Netherlands) Post
Korea Post
Planet Code
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Activating the Engine
The Dolphin 7900 terminal offers the following options to activate the engine:
• The SCAN key located in the center of both keyboards for easy access from either hand; see SCAN key on page 3-2.
• The buttons located on each side panel; see Side Panel Features on page 3-6.
Programmable Side Buttons
By default, the buttons on each side panel activate the imager; for exact location, see Side Panel Features on page 3-6.
These buttons can be programmed to perform specific functions as well as open software applications; see Buttons on page 7-3.
Demos
Dolphin terminals contain demo programs that operate the image engine.
To access demos, tap Start > Demos >
• > Scan Demo to verify decoding; see Decoding on page 5-3.
• > Image Demo to verify imaging; see Capturing Images on page 5-5.
Use the Scan and Image Demos to test and verify image engine performance.
Decoding
The Dolphin terminal supports two types of image decoding for use in various bar code reading and imaging applications: fullarea imaging and Advanced Linear Decoding (ALD).
Full-area Imaging
Full-area imaging provides omni-directional reading of linear and non-linear 1D and 2D bar codes, OCR, signature capture, and
picture taking. When reading all bar code types using full-area imaging, a positive read can be obtained from many positions;
see Omni-Directional Scanning on page 5-4. To achieve the best read, the aiming beam should be centered horizontally across
the bar code.
ALD
ALD provides fast reading of linear and stacked linear bar codes. To achieve a positive read when reading linear 1D and PDF417
bar codes, the green aiming beam should be centered horizontally across the bar code. When ALD is enabled, the reader does
not read matrix or postal codes.
To Decode a Bar Code
1. Tap Start > Demos > Scan Demo.
2. Position the Dolphin 7900 terminal over the bar code. A range of 4-10 inches (10-25 cm) from the bar code is
recommended.
3. Project the aiming pattern by pressing and holding the SCAN key or one of the side buttons; Programmable Side Buttons
(see page 5-3). The Scan LED lights.
4. Center the aiming pattern over the bar code. For optimal decoding, make sure the aiming beam is in line with the bar code.
5. Release the SCAN key or side button.
6. When the bar code is successfully decoded, the decode LED lights and the terminal beeps; Decode LED (see page 3-2).
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Sample Bar Codes
Use the following bar codes to verify decoding. Each bar code displays a text message on the screen when scanned.
Sample 128 Bar Code
Sample PDF417 Bar Code
Text message: Code 128
Text message: PDF417 Test Message
Omni-Directional Scanning
Dolphin terminals support omni-directional scanning. The red high-vis aiming pattern frames the bar code to provide you with the
best scanning performance.
The aiming pattern is smaller when the terminal is held closer to the bar code and larger when farther from the bar code.
Symbologies with smaller bars or elements (mil size) should be read closer to the terminal whereas larger bars or elements (mil
size) should be read farther from the terminal.
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Capturing Images
The image-capture process is an intuitive, split-second operation for experienced users. By following the basic guidelines, new
users can easily develop their own technique and, with practice, quickly learn to adapt it to different application environments.
Image Preview
When the imaging process is initiated, the Dolphin 7900 touch screen displays a preview of the object. This is a live video image
of what the imager is currently viewing and has a slightly degraded appearance compared to the captured image. This is normal.
File Formats
The terminal is capable of saving images in a number of industry-standard file formats such as *.bmp, *.jpg and *.png. The default
file format for images is a grayscale *.jpg. To obtain the highest quality images, take grayscale images.
File Size
Digital images have a maximum image size of 640 x 480 pixels and may have up to a 256 grayscale image definition. The image
quality and related file size are determined by the data compression method used by the software application used to take
images. The average size of the image file is approximately 4-8K. However, the size of the image depends on the content of the
image - the more complex the content, the larger the file size.
Taking an Image
1. Tap Start > Demos > Image Demo.
2. Point the Dolphin 7900 terminal at the object.
3. Activate the engine. The touch screen displays a preview of the object.
4. Adjust the terminal’s position until the object appears on the screen the way you want it to appear in the image.
5. Hold the terminal still and release the SCAN key or side button. The touch screen flashes, and the captured image appears
on the screen.
6. By default, the image is saved to the My Device folder (Start > Programs > File Explorer > My Device).
To save the image to another location, tap File > Save As.
High-Vis Aiming Pattern
You can enable the red, high-vis aiming pattern for imaging in the Image Demo application.
Tap Start > Demos > Imaging Demo > Options menu > Aimer. The aiming pattern is now enabled for imaging.
Uploading Images
Image files can be transmitted to a host PC via
• Microsoft ActiveSync and a Dolphin communication peripheral, or
• Over your wireless radio network.
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Using the Keyboards
Overview
The Dolphin 7900 Series features two keyboard options:
25-key Numeric Keyboard
DE L
36-key Alpha Keyboard
E SC
DE L
BKSP
SP
BKSP
S E ND
F1
F2
E ND
F3
S E ND
F6
F4
S TART
F9
F7
+
F5
S TA R T
SP
E ND
F1
F2
F3
F8
F4
F 10
Both keyboards are recessed under the overlay for maximum durability and backlit for maximum viewability in various lighting
conditions. Keyboard overlays are color-coded to indicate the functions performed or characters typed when the color-coded key
is pressed immediately after the Red or Blue Modifier key.
In addition to the standard number and letter keys, both keyboards contains three types of keys:
1. Function Keys
2. Navigation Keys
3. Modifier Keys
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Using the Function Keys
Function keys are those keys that perform specific functions and usually have the name of the function they perform.
Name
Key
Function
Backlight
Backspace
(BKSP)
Delete
(DEL)
The Backlight key turns the keyboard backlight on and off.
BKSP
DE L
E SC
Escape
The Backspace function is performed by pressing the Red modifier key + the left arrow.
Backspace moves the cursor back one space and deletes each time the key combination is pressed. If you are typing text, a character is deleted each time you backspace.
The delete function is performed by tapping the Blue + ESC keys. This function deletes
the next character forward each time the key combination is pressed.
The Escape key performs a cancel action.
E SC
OK
The OK key functions as an Enter key.
Power
The suspend/resume function is performed by pressing the Blue + Backlight keys.
Pressing this key combination puts the terminal in suspend mode and wakes it from
suspend mode.
SCAN
The SCAN key activates the scan and wakes the terminals from suspend mode. Its
position allows convenient one-handed image-taking and/or bar code decoding.
Space (SP)
SP
The Space function is performed by pressing the Red modifier key + right arrow.
The Space key moves the cursor one space forward. If you are typing text, it moves the
text one space forward as well.
Tab
The Tab key moves the cursor to the next tab stop or the next field (on a form). Blue +
Tab acts as a backtab that allows you to move back one field.
Using the Navigation Keys
Located in the center of each keyboard for easy access with either hand, the navigation keys enable you to navigate the cursor
through an application screen.
Press
To …
Move the cursor up one row or line.
Move the cursor down one row or line.
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To …
Move the cursor one character to the right.
Move the cursor one character to the left.
The up and down arrows can be used for
• Volume up and down commands when pressed in combination with the blue modifier key, or
• Page up and page down commands when pressed in combination with the red modifier key.
Other functionality varies according to the application in use.
Using the Modifier Keys
Modifier keys are those keys that modify the next key pressed. They are used on combination with the keys that follow to perform
functions or type special characters. In addition to the standard ALT key, the Dolphin 7900 terminal has Blue and Red modifier
keys and a color-coded overlay.
Name
Key
Function
ALT
The functions performed by the ALT key depends on the software application in use and
the key combination pressed.
Blue
Red
The blue and red keys are used in combination with other keys to type special characters
and perform system functions. Each key modifies only the next key pressed.
The overlay of each keyboard is color-coded to indicate the character typed or function
performed when specific keys are pressed immediately after the blue or red modifier key.
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25-Key Numeric Keyboard
The following graphic displays the 25-key numeric keyboard.
Escape key
Microphone
DE L
SCAN key
OK key
E SC
BKSP
Tab key
SP
ALT key
S E ND
Blue & Red
Modifier
keys
F1
F2
F4
F5
F7
F8
Navigation
keys
F6
S TA R T
Power key
E ND
F3
F9
F 10
Backlight key
Caps Lock key
Alpha Mode
The 25-key keyboard defaults to numeric mode. Numeric mode is when you type numbers with the number keys. Alpha mode is
when you type letters or characters with the number keys.
To toggle between numeric and alpha modes, double-tap the Blue modifier key. There are alpha indicators on the number buttons
that specify the letters or characters that will be typed when you press that key in alpha mode.
Please note that when typing in alpha mode, you must use the same multi-press method you would use when typing letters on
a phone keypad. Each key press will type the next letter in the sequence as displayed by the alpha indicator.
You can still use the Blue modifier key for regular Blue key combinations; just press and hold Blue modifier key with the next key
in the combination. For details, see Blue Key Combinations on page 6-8.
Caps Lock Key in Alpha Mode
After you double-tap the Blue modifier key to switch the alpha mode and begin typing, letters appear in upper case by default.
To toggle between upper and lower cases in alpha mode, tap the Caps Lock key once.
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Blue Key Combinations
Alpha Mode - Double-tap the Blue modifier key
Key
Character
(lower case)
Character
(upper case)
1
_ = / \
_ = / \
2
abc
ABC
3
def
DEF
4
ghi
GHI
5
jkl
JKL
6
mno
MNO
7
pqrs
PQRS
8
tuv
TUV
9
wxyz
WXYZ
*
*
*
.
: ; - +
: ; - +
,
@ ? !
@ ? !
Functions - Press the Blue key once in combination with the next key.
Key Combination
Function
Blue + Backlight
Suspend/Resume
Blue + *
Start menu
Blue + Left Arrow
Send
Blue + Tab
Backtab
Blue + Right Arrow
End
Blue + Up Arrow
Volume up
Blue + Down Arrow
Volume down
Red Key Combinations
Key Combination
Function/Special Character
Red + Left Arrow
Backspace
Red + Right Arrow
Space
Red + Up Arrow
Page up
Red + Down Arrow
Page Down
Red + ESC (hold)
Soft reset (warm boot)
Red + TAB (hold)
Hard reset (cold boot)
Red + 1
F1
Red + 2
F2
Red + 3
F3
Red + 4
F4
Red + 5
F5
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Key Combination
Function/Special Character
Red + 6
F6
Red + 7
F7
Red + 8
F8
Red + 9
F9
Red + 0
F10
Red + *
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36-Key Alpha Keyboard
The following graphic displays the 36-key alpha keyboard.
Escape key
Microphone
SCAN key
OK key
DE L
ALT key
Caps Lock
BKSP
SP
S E ND
E ND
-
Blue & Red
Modifier
Keys
+
S TART
Tab key
F1
F2
F3
NUM Lock key
Power key
Navigation keys
Numeric
indicators
F4
Backlight key
NUM Lock Key
The 36-key keyboard defaults to alpha mode. Alpha mode is when you type letters with the letter keys. Numeric mode is when
you type numbers or characters with the letter keys.
To toggle between alpha and numeric modes, tap the NUM key once. There are numeric indicators above and to the left of the
alpha keys that specify the number or character that will be typed when that key is pressed in numeric mode.
Caps Lock Functionality
In alpha mode, the 36-key keyboard defaults to upper case. To toggle between upper and lower case, tap the Blue modifier key
twice. You can still use the Blue modifier key for regular blue key combinations; just press and hold the Blue modifier key with
the next key in the combination.
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Blue Key Combinations
Key Combination
Function
Blue + Backlight
Power
Blue + Left Arrow
Send
Blue + Right Arrow
End
Blue + Up Arrow
Volume up
Blue + Down Arrow
Volume down
Red Key Combinations
Key Combination
Function
Red + Left Arrow
Backspace
Red + Right Arrow
Space
Red + ESC (hold)
Soft reset (warm boot)
Red + TAB (hold)
Hard reset (cold boot)
Red + E
F1
Red + J
F2
Red + O
F3
Red + T
F4
NUM Key Combinations
Pressing the Num key once switches the keyboard to numeric mode.
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Key
Character
A
1
B
2
C
3
D
-
F
4
G
5
H
6
I
+
K
7
L
8
M
9
N
\
P
.
Q
0
R
,
S
/
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Key
Character
WX
@
YZ
#
Note: You do NOT need to press and hold the NUM key when pressing the next key.
Numeric Shift in Numeric Mode
When typing in numeric mode, tapping the Blue modifier key acts like a Shift key that enables you to type special characters in
addition to those indicated on the overlay.
Key
Character
A
!
B
@
C
#
F
$
G
%
H
^
K
&
L
*
M
(
P
>
Q
)
R
<
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Settings
Overview
Customized settings are available on the Start menu. Go to Start > Settings and settings screen opens displaying the Personal
tab. Settings consists of three tabs: Personal, System, and Connections.
Personal Tab
System Tab
Connections Tab
Tab
Description
Personal
Customizes buttons, set SIP options, and adjust headset settings; see Personal Tab on page 7-2..
System
Adjusts system settings; see System Tab on page 7-7..
Connections
Establishes network connections settings; see Connections Tab on page 7-15..
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Personal Tab
To access the Personal tab, go to Start > Settings. The screen opens displaying the Personal tab.
Icon
Description
Buttons
Program the side buttons to perform specific tasks. For more information, see Buttons on page 7-3..
Headset
Adjust audio settings for headset use; see Headset Control on page 7-4..
Input
Customizes the SIP. For details, see Input Panel Options on page 4-7.
Menus
Customizes what appears on the Start and New menus; see Menus - Adding a Program to the Start
Menu on page 7-5..
Owner Information
Enter your contact information. This information will appear on the Today screen.
Password
Password protect the terminal to limit access to your device.
Sounds & Notifications
Set the sound volume, enable and disable sounds for specific actions, and set sound parameters for
system notifications.
Today
Customize the look and the information that is displayed on the Today screen.
Note: Personal settings are stored in RAM memory. They are replaced by system defaults after each hard reset. For more
information about resets, see Soft Reset (Warm Boot) on page 2-9..
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Buttons
Buttons programs both keyboard buttons and the side buttons to launch applications or execute commands. The default button
assignments that appear on the Buttons window are inactive until you enable the HotKeys Power Tool.
To Enable HotKeys
1. Tap Start > Power Tools and tap the HotKeys icon once
Buttons setting are active.
. HotKeys is enabled and the button assignments in the
2. Verify the assignment by tapping the button on the keyboard.
For more information about the HotKeys Power Tool, refer to the Dolphin Power Tools User’s Guide, which is available for
download from the web at www.handheld.com.
Button Assignments
By default, the side buttons (for locations, see page 3-6) activate the image engine but can be programmed to launch applications
or execute commands in the Buttons setting.
1. After HotKeys is enabled, tap Start > Settings > Personal tab > Buttons.
Note: The buttons that appear on this window are the only buttons that can be programmed via the Buttons setting. You cannot
add buttons to this window.
2. To change button assignment, tap on the name of the application in the Assignment column and select a program or
command in the Assign a program drop down list.
3. Tap OK to save.
Available Applications
The Assign a program list contains the applications installed on the terminal. If there is a program installed that you would like
to see in this list, paste a Shortcut to the program in the \\Windows\Start Menu\Programs folder. For instructions about
creating shortcuts, see Using File Explorer on page 7-5..
Additional Functions
The Assign a program list also contains the following commands:
Command
Description
<Input Panel>
Opens the soft input panel.
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Command
Description
<None>
Nothing happens when the button is pressed. This is the default setting for the LSide and RSide
buttons and means that pressing either button activates the image engine.
<OK/Close>
Performs the same function as tapping OK on the screen.
<Scroll Down>
Scrolls down in the open application.
<Scroll Left>
Scrolls left in the open application.
<Scroll Right>
Scrolls right in the open application.
<Scroll Up>
Scrolls up in the open application.
<Start Menu>
Opens the Start menu.
<Today>
Opens the Today screen.
Headset Control
The Headset Control setting adjusts headset audio settings.
Stereo headphone
Select this option if you are using a headset for audio output only. If so, you need to use the microphone on the
terminal (Microphone, page 3-3) for audio input; i.e., listen via the headset and speak into the microphone. These
types of headsets usually contain two earpieces for stereo sound. Tap OK to save your selection.
Telephone (mono with mic)
Select this option if you are using a headset that also contains a microphone. When this option is selected, you
speak into the microphone on the headset and not the microphone on the terminal. These types of headsets usually
have one earpiece for mono audio.
Tap OK to save your selection.
Mic Volume
These options enable you to adjust the audio level of the microphone; Normal is the default setting.
These settings apply to the selected Headset Type:
Stereo headphone
Telephone (mono with mic)
Adjusts the volume on the terminal’s microphone (Microphone, page 3-3).
Adjusts the volume on the headset’s microphone.
Tap OK to save your selection. This setting does not work if you are using a GSM radio for two-way voice
communication; see Audio Modes on page 11-2.
Headset Volume
The slider enables you to adjust the speaker volume (audio output) of the headset. Move the slider from Mute to
High depending on your preference. The volume adjusts automatically as you move the slider. These headset
volume settings apply to both Headset Types.
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Menus - Adding a Program to the Start Menu
You can add existing programs you use often, such as File Explorer, to the Start menu for faster access. You are not installing
the program, just allowing access to it from the Start menu.
Note: The Start menu can hold only seven applications total.
Using System Settings
1. Tap Start > Settings > Personal tab > Menus > Start Menu tab.
2. Tap the check box for the program you want to add and tap OK to save.
3. Tap the Start menu to verify that the program appears on it.
Using File Explorer
If you do not see the program listed, you can either use File Explorer to move the program or ActiveSync on the desktop computer
to create a shortcut to the program and place the shortcut in the Start Menu folder.
Note: We recommend that you Copy and Paste Shortcut so that you do not alter your program configurations by accident. Using
Copy and Paste Shortcut (as opposed to Cut and Paste) ensures that the program files remain where they need to be for
the system to find them to perform system functions.
1. Tap Start > Programs > File Explorer, and navigate to the program.
File Explorer opens to My Documents by default; to see a list of all folders, tap the folder name and then My Device.
2. Tap and hold on the program, then tap Copy on the pop-up menu.
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3. Navigate to the Windows folder and open the Start Menu (My Device > Windows > Start Menu), tap and hold a blank area of
the window, and tap Paste Shortcut on the pop-up menu.
4. Tap the Start menu to verify that the program now appears on it.
Using ActiveSync on the Desktop Computer
Here, you are performing the same basic process as on the terminal, except that you are using the Explore utility (Windows
Explorer) to copy and paste the shortcut.
1. Open ActiveSync > Explore and navigate to the program.
2. Right-click on the program and select Create Shortcut.
3. Select the shortcut, right-click, and select Cut.
4. Navigate to the Start Menu folder (Windows > Start Menu).
5. Right-click on an empty area and select Paste Shortcut.
6. On the terminal, tap the Start menu.
7. Verify that program appears.
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System Tab
The System tab enables you to verify and sometimes alter system parameters. To access the System tab, go to Start > Settings
> System tab. Tap the appropriate icon to open that system setting.
About
The About system setting displays specific information about what is loaded on the terminal. It contains three tabs:
Version tab
Displays the information about the software, operating system, and processor of the terminal.
Device ID tab
Displays the information the terminal uses to identify itself to other devices. It can be important to
know this information if the Dolphin terminal is going to be part of a networked system of devices.
Copyrights tab
Device name:
Displays the system’s default name. This is the name used by ActiveSync.
Description:
Displays the description of the device ID.
Displays important copyright information.
Backlight
The Backlight system setting enables you to customize backlight functionality for the display. For more information, see Adjusting
the Backlight on page 4-3.
Certificates
This system setting is designed to manage certificates for 802.11b networks. However, on Dolphin terminals, you manage
certificates through Meetinghouse; see Installing Certificates with CertAdd on page 9-29..
ClearType Tuner
This system setting enables you to adjust the level ClearType font rendering by moving a slider. The sample text displays the
setting results immediately. Of course, you must first enable ClearType font rendering to change the appearance of fonts on the
screen; see ClearType Tab on page 7-13..
Clock & Alarms
This setting sets the system clock. Appointments, scheduled events, and any function on a schedule runs off this setting. You
need to set the time zone and time after each hard reset; see Setting the Time and Date on page -7.
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CPU Speed
This system setting enables you to see and change the current speed of the Central Processing Unit (CPU).
The default is High Speed at 400MHz. Low Speed is 200MHz.
To change the default, select Low Speed and tap OK. A message appears confirming the new CPU speed.
Tap OK to save the change.
Memory
The Memory system setting enables you to review and manage both RAM (volatile) and IPSM/Storage Card (non-volatile)
memory. Access this system setting whenever you receive system messages about memory.
There are three tabs: Main, Storage Card, and Running Programs.
Main tab
This tab displays current capacity and usage of the 64MB of on-board, volatile RAM memory. This is
the memory used for running and storing programs as well as storing program data.
Field
Description
Total main memory
The total memory capacity of current RAM memory.
Storage
The part of RAM memory used for storing programs and program data.
Program
The part of RAM memory used to run programs.
Fields Under Storage and Program
Allocated
Displays the current MB of memory allocated for Storage and Program use.
In use
Displays the total MB of that allocated memory being used in Storage and Program memory
functions.
Free
Displays the total MB of memory available for Storage and Programs use.
To Increase/Decrease RAM Memory
To increase Program or Storage memory, tap, hold, and drag the slider away the kind of memory you want to increase. The three
fields adjust automatically; Program memory decrease when you increase Storage memory and vice versa.
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Storage Card Tab
IPSM
This tab displays the current capacity and usage statistics of the selected memory type; IPSM or
Storage Card. Select the memory type from the drop-down list. IPSM is selected by default.
Total storage card
memory
The total MB of memory capacity of the selected memory.
In use
The MB currently being used.
Free
The MB that is still available for use.
Short for Intel Persistent Storage Manager, this is14MB of on-board Flash memory that is nonvolatile. Because this memory is non-volatile, data or programs stored in IPSM are not affected when
power is removed. Autoinstall programs, for example, are stored in IPSM so that they are always
installed at cold-boot startup.
When IPSM is selected in the drop-down list, the Storage Card tab displays the IPSM memory
capacity and usage statistics.
Storage Card
You can install additional memory in Dolphin terminals - see Access Door on page 3-6. If a storage
card is installed in the terminal, a Storage Card entry appears in the drop-down list.
Select Storage Card and the Storage Card tab displays the current capacity and usage statistics of
the installed storage card.
Running Programs Tab Displays the software programs currently using Storage memory.
Check this tab when you are receiving out of memory errors or when the mobile computer is running slowly. You can
• Select a program in the list and tap Stop to stop it from running (and therefore from using memory), or
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• Tap Stop All to automatically stop all running programs.
Anytime you stop a running program, it frees up RAM memory. Be advised that, when you stop a program here, any unsaved
data in that program is lost. To free up memory without risking data loss, return to the running program, save your data, and close
the application.
!
Find Link
Underneath the three Memory tabs is a link to the Find window that enables you to search for large files using storage memory.
Clicking this link opens the Find screen with Larger than 64KB already selected in the Type field.
Enter the search criteria in the Find field and tap Go to perform the search.
Power
Power system settings contains three tabs: Battery, Wireless, and Advanced.
Tab
Description
Battery Tab
Checks the remaining charge of both the main and backup batteries. For more information about the
terminal’s batteries, see Battery Power on page 3-10.
Wireless Tab
Determines the power settings for your wireless connection.
Select Wireless signals off… when you don’t want to use system
power to power up the radio(s).
Select Wireless signals on when you want the radio to use system
power to transmit. This is the default settings.
The list contains the radio firmware installed in the terminal. The
items in the list with a check in the checkbox are the items using
system power.
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Tab
Description
Advanced Tab
Determines power time-outs.
For On battery power, select from the drop-down list, the number
of minutes of inactivity you want to pass before the terminal powers
off when running on battery power.
For On external power, select from the drop-down list, the number
of minutes of inactivity you want to pass before the terminal powers
off when running on external power.
Options below the tabs
Adjust backlight… opens the Backlight settings so that you can
make adjustments to conserve power usage; see Backlight on
page 7-7..
Change beam… opens beam settings so that you can make
adjustments to conserve power usage; see Using Infrared on page
8-5.. (You would turn off receiving capabilities to conserve power.)
Note: You can also set automatic turn-off times for the terminal to conserve power. When the device is “turned off,” that means
that it goes into suspend mode. For more information on suspend mode, see Suspend Mode on page -9.
Regional Settings
Regional Settings enables you to customize the appearance and formatting to your geographic region. Specifically, you can
customize numbers (i.e., number of decimal places allowed), currency (i.e.,using the $ or €€ symbol), time, and date. These
specifications apply to all screens, including the Today screen. The Region tab displays an overview of the region selected in the
drop-down list at the top.
The terminal is loaded with a number of pre-programmed regional settings. Select one from the list.
The results appear on the screen.
To see specific settings or change a specific setting, tap on one of the tabs, make the change and tap OK to save it.
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Remove Programs
The Remove Programs settings enables you to remove programs installed on the terminal. Use this setting to troubleshoot when
you receive messages that the device is out of memory. The programs removed are removed from RAM memory. Any program
(usually *.cab or *.dll files) stored in the Autoinstall folder (My Device > IPSM > Autoinstall) will re-install after the next hard reset.
For information about the Autoinstall process, see Let Autoinstall Run on page -7.
For information about the hard reset process, see Hard Reset (Cold Boot) on page -9.
To Remove Programs
1. Tap Remove Programs. In the list, select the program you want to remove.
2. Tap Remove. The following message appears:
3. Tap Yes. Wait while the program is removed.
4. Verify that the program no longer appears in the list.
Memory
The Remove Programs screen displays the total storage memory available. It adjusts automatically when a program is removed
for quick reference. For more detailed memory information, tap memory of “Adjust memory allocation” along the bottom margin.
It opens the Memory system setting. For information about memory settings, see Memory on page 7-8.
Screen
Note: By default, dynamic screen rotation (i.e., the ability to switch between landscape and portrait orientation) is disabled on
Dolphin 7900 terminals.
The Screen system setting contains three tabs: Alignment, Clear Type, and Text Size.
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Alignment tab
The Screen system setting opens to the Alignment tab.
On this tab, you can re-align the screen. Remember, you first align the screen at bootup. You would need to re-align the screen
again if tapping buttons or icons with the stylus no longer seems to work appropriately. For more information, see Align the
Screen on page 2-7..
ClearType Tab
The Dolphin 7900 displays support ClearType font rendering. ClearType is a Microsoft technology that dramatically increases
the readability of text on LCD displays.
To enable ClearType font rendering, select Enable ClearType and tap OK.
To adjust the level of ClearType font rendering, use the ClearType Tuner; see ClearType Tuner on page 7-7..
For more information about ClearType font rendering, visit: www.microsoft.com/typography/cleartype/
what.htm?fname=%20&fsize=
Text Size Tab
The Text Size tab enables you to perform font scaling within certain views of the Today screen, Contacts, Calendar, Messaging,
and Tasks. This means that you can increase or decrease the point size of the font on application windows.
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This is the default font size setting. To change the font size, move the slider toward Smallest or Largest. The Example text
changes to reflect the font change. Tap OK to save the new font size setting.
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Connections Tab
The Connections tab enables you to manage your network connections.
Icon
Tapping this icon…
Beam
Enables you to verify and adjust the infrared settings of the IrDA port; see Using Infrared on page 8-5..
Connections
Enables you to configure network connections.
This is the connections manager; see Connections Tab on page 7-15..
Network Cards
Enables you to access the Wireless and Network Adapters tabs; see Network Cards on page 7-24..
Radio Manager
Enables you to power up and power down the radios installed on the terminal;
see Radio Manager on page 4-5.
Other Icons on the Connections Tab
Other icons appear on this window if your terminal is configured with specific network software, protocols, and/or radios.
802.11b Settings
This icon appears only if an 802.11b radio and driver is installed on the terminal.
Tapping this icon enables you to configure your 802.11b radio; see Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Communications with 802.11b on page 9-1.
IrDA
This icon appears only if a Bluetooth radio and driver is installed on the terminal.
Tapping this icon enables you to disable or enable the IrDA port; see Verify That the IrDA Port is
Enabled on page 8-5..
uPhone GPRS
This icon appears only if a GSM/GPRS radio and driver are installed on the terminal.
Tapping this icon opens the GPRS settings; see GPRS Settings on page 11-22..
Server-Assigned IP Addresses
Please note that all server-assigned IP addresses use Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
Zero-Config Wi-Fi
Please note that the zero-config Wi-Fi feature of Windows Mobile is disabled on Dolphin 7900 terminals.
Com Port Assignment Table
The Dolphin 7900 terminal ships with the com ports assigned as follows:
Com
Port
Assignment
1
Serial port; this is the 17-pin connector on the bottom panel.
See Mechanical Connector on page 3-9.
2
Bluetooth Module
If there is no Bluetooth hardware installed on the terminal, this com port is unassigned.
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Com
Port
Assignment
3
Raw Infrared
4
Unassigned
5
USB virtual serial port
6
IrDA, if IrDA is enabled. If IrDA is disabled, this com port becomes available.
See Verify That the IrDA Port is Enabled on page 8-5.
7, 8, 9
Unassigned; these are virtual com ports that are available for selection only when
connecting to devices that use virtual com ports, such as Bluetooth.
Opening the Connections Manager
To open the connections manager, tap Connections. The connection manager opens displaying the Tasks tab.
The connections manager consists of two tabs: Tasks and Advanced.
Task Tab
The Task tab enables you to configure and manage your My Work Network settings. Click on the link
to setup or manage existing network accounts.
Advanced Tab
The Advanced tab enables you to configure and manage network parameters and network cards.
Creating an External Modem Connection to an ISP
1. Obtain the following information from your ISP:
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2. Use a NULL modem cable to connect to an external modem.
3. Tap Start > Settings > Connections tab > Connections > Task tab.
4. Tap Add a new modem connection. The Make New Connection screen appears.
5. Enter a name for the connection, such as "My Connection."
6. In the Select a modem list, select the external modem by selecting Hayes Compatible on COM1.
7. Tap Next. The My Connection screen appears.
8. Enter the number that should be dialed when connecting to your ISP. Include any special digits such as "*" or "#" (see
Establishing Dialing Rules on page 7-23.). Tap Next.
9. Now enter any authentication information your ISP requests.
10. You should not need to change any settings in Advanced because most ISPs now use a dynamically-assigned addresses.
11. Tap FInish.
Advanced Settings
Tap the Advanced button to open the Advanced settings.
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General Tab
Use the General tab to change the connection speed. Wait for dial tone, dial, then wait for credit card,
add dial-string modem commands, or cancel call after a set number of seconds.
Port Settings Tab
The Port Settings tab has options that should be left alone unless indicated otherwise by your ISP.
TCP/IP Tab
If your ISP does not use a dynamically-assigned address, enter that information into the TCP/IP tab.
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Servers Tab
Finally, if your ISP requires special DNS or WINS information, enter it into the Servers tab.
Connecting to Your ISP
1. Tap Start > Settings > Connections tab > Connections to open the connections manager.
2. Tap Manage existing connections.
3. Tap and hold on the applicable dial-up settings and select Connect.
(You can delete the connection by selecting Delete.)
4. Your modem will dial-out and attempt to create the connection.
Creating an External Modem Connection to Your Work
Follow the instructions for Connecting to Your ISP, but select Add a new modem connection under My Work Network.
Establishing Exceptions for Work URLs
Some companies use periods in their intranet URLs (for example, intranet.companyname.com). If you attempt to connect to one
of these URLs, Pocket Internet Explorer will search for the website on the Internet rather than the company's intranet.
To connect to such intranet URLs, they need to be entered as Work URL exceptions in the connections manager.
1. Go to Start > Settings > Connections tab > Connections > Advanced tab (see page 7-16).
2. Tap Select Networks.
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3. Tap Exceptions. The Work URL Exceptions screen opens.
4. Enter the Work URL and tap OK.
Setting up a Proxy Server Connection for Work Connections
If you are connected to your ISP or private network during synchronization, the terminal should download proper proxy settings
during synchronization from your PC. If these settings are not on your PC or need to be changed, ask your ISP or network
administrator for the proxy sever name, server type, port, type of Socks protocol used, and your user name and password.
1. Go to Start > Settings > Connections tab > Connections.
2. Under the My Work Network heading, tap Set up my proxy server.
3. Select This network connects to the Internet and This network uses a proxy server…
4. In the Proxy server field, enter the proxy server name.
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Tap Advanced for advanced settings. This information can be provided only by your network administrator.
5. To change existing settings, under My Work Network, tap Manage existing connections and tap the Proxy tab.
Setting Up a VPN Connection for Work Connections
A VPN connection helps you securely connect to servers, such as a corporate network, via the Internet. Ask your network
administrator for your user name, password, domain name, TCP/IP settings, and host name or IP address of the VPN server.
1. Go to Start > Settings > Connections tab > Connections.
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2. Under the My Work Network heading, tap Add a new VPN server connection.
3. Enter the requested information including VPN type and tap Next.
4. Indicate whether a pre-installed certificate should be used or rather a pre-shared key and tap Next.
5. Enter your login details. If finished, tap Finish to complete VPN setup.
6. Otherwise, tap Advanced to access more options.
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Enter Server DNS/WINS information in the Servers tab.
Connecting to a VPN Server
1. Go to Start > Settings > Connections tab > Connections.
2. Select Edit my VPN servers.
3. Tap and hold on the server, then select Connect on the popup menu.
(Note that through this screen you can delete your VPN server connection.)
4. Your VPN Server is accessed. When connected, tapping on the
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Establishing Dialing Rules
1.
Tap Start > System > Connections tab > Connections > Advanced tab (see page 7-16).
2. Tap Select Location.
3. Select Use dialing rules. By default two dialing rules profiles exist: Home and Work.
4. Tap Edit to configure either profile.
(You can define your own dialing profile by tapping New. A warning appears that your existing modem connections must
include the correct country and region area code settings.
5. Tap OK to confirm. Enter the appropriate information on the next screen.
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6. Tap Dialing Patterns to change how dialing occurs.
7. Following the format of "e" represents country code, "f" represents area code, and "g" represents the number, enter how
local, long distance, and international calls should be dialed. Tap OK to save your changes.
Creating a Wireless Network Connection
In the Connections Manager, you can access the Wireless tab from Start > Settings > Connections tab > Network Cards >
Wireless tab. However, on the Dolphin 7900 terminal, wireless networks need to be configured according to the radio installed
in the terminal.
For more information about 802.11b radios, see Wireless LAN (WLAN) Communications with 802.11b on page 9-1..
For more information about Bluetooth radios, see Wireless PAN (WPAN) Communications with Bluetooth on page 10-1..
Network Cards
To see the network cards installed on the terminal,
1. Tap Start > Settings > Connections > Network Cards > Network Adapters tab.
2. In the list, tap on an adapter to review its settings. (Server-assigned IP addresses use DHCP.)
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3. If you make a change on one of these tabs, tap OK. The following message appears:
4. You must perform a soft reset to update the registry; see Soft Reset (Warm Boot) on page 2-9.. During the soft reset, the
new registry entries created by the changes can be read by the applications that need them.
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Do NOT perform a hard reset (see Hard Reset (Cold Boot) on page 2-9) after modifying an adapter here. Hard resets return the
terminal to factory defaults, which means that any network adapter modifications are lost.
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Communications
Overview
You can exchange information between your Dolphin terminal and other mobile devices, a desktop computer, a network, or the
Internet using the following connection options:
• Connect to a desktop computer and synchronize via Microsoft ActiveSync v3.7 or higher; see page 8-4.
• Use the infrared (IrDA) port to send and receive files between two devices; - see page 8-4.
• Connect to an ISP via wireless radio; see page 8-8.
General Help on Connecting
More information on the procedures described here, as well as information on additional procedures, can be found in the following
locations:
• ActiveSync Help on the desktop computer. In ActiveSync, click Help > Microsoft ActiveSync Help.
• Online Help. Tap Start > Help > View menu > All Installed Help > Inbox or Connections.
For more information, go to the Windows Mobile software website at: www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/products/pocketpc/
Installing Additional Software
In addition to the default programs installed on your terminal when it is first booted up, you can install any program (created for
a Windows Mobile device), as long as the terminal has enough memory to store the program and the program has an *.exe,
*.cab, or *.dll extension.
The most popular place to find software on the Windows Mobile website: www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/products/pocketpc/
When selecting programs, verify that the program and version of the program are designed for the Windows Mobile 2003 Second
Edition and the terminal’s processor. You can verify your processor by tapping Start > Settings > System tab > About > Version
tab. Make a note of the information in the Processor field.
You can install additional software via:
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• ActiveSync - see page 8-4.
• Infrared - see page 8-5.
• Internet (via wireless radio) - see page 8-8.
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Using ActiveSync
Using Microsoft ActiveSync, you can synchronize and transfer information between your desktop computer and Dolphin terminal.
The most current version of ActiveSync can be downloaded from www.microsoft.com.
Additional Capabilities
With ActiveSync, you can also:
• Back up and restore your device data.
• Copy (rather than synchronize) files between your device and desktop computer.
• Control when synchronization occurs by selecting a synchronization mode. For example, you can synchronize continually
while connected to your desktop computer or only when you choose the synchronize command.
• Select which information types are synchronized and control how much data is synchronized. For example, you can choose
how many weeks of past appointments you want synchronized.
Requirements
To synchronize, ActiveSync version 3.7 or higher must be installed on both your desktop computer and the Dolphin terminal.
Dolphin 7900 terminals ship with ActiveSync 3.7 already installed. Therefore, you must install ActiveSync 3.7 on your desktop
computer from the Microsoft Companion CD that came with your terminal.
To install ActiveSync on your desktop computer, insert the Microsoft Companion CD into the CD-ROM drive of your desktop
computer. Click the yellow arrow, then Start Here, and follow the directions on your screen.
When communicating via ActiveSync, your terminal must be connected to the host PC with a peripheral device sold/manufactured
by Hand Held Products, such as the Dolphin HomeBase, Dolphin Mobile Base, Dolphin Net Base, Dolphin Mobile Charger or
other Dolphin 7900 Series charging/communication cable. Use of any peripheral not sold/manufactured by Hand Held Products
may damage your terminal and will void the warranty.
For more information about communication peripherals, see Dolphin HomeBase, page 13-1, Dolphin Mobile Base, page 14-1,
or Dolphin ChargeBase, page 15-1.
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Setting Up Your Desktop Computer
When installation of ActiveSync is complete on your desktop computer, the ActiveSync Setup Wizard helps you
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set up a partnership so you can synchronize information, and
customize your synchronization settings.
Synchronizing from Your Desktop Computer
Because ActiveSync is already installed on the Dolphin terminal, your first synchronization process begins automatically when
you finish setting up your desktop computer in the wizard and your terminal is connected to the host PC.
After your first synchronization, look at Calendar, Contacts, and Tasks on the terminal. Notice that the same information from
Microsoft Outlook on your desktop computer is now on the terminal. Simply remove the Dolphin from the communication
peripheral and you’re ready to use it.
By default, ActiveSync does not automatically synchronize all types of information. Use ActiveSync Options to specify the types
of information you want to synchronize. The synchronization process makes the data (in the information types you select)
identical on both your desktop computer and your device.
For more information about using ActiveSync on your desktop computer, open ActiveSync, then open ActiveSync Help.
Synchronizing from the Terminal
ActiveSync must be setup on your desktop computer and the first synchronization process completed before you initiate
synchronization from the terminal for the first time.
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To initiate synchronization the first time, tap Start > Programs > ActiveSync. The synchronization process begins.
Note: If you have a wireless LAN card, you can synchronize remotely.
After the first synchronization, when using Dolphin peripherals such as the HomeBase or Mobile Base, synchronization begins
automatically whenever a terminal is properly seated in the terminal well. For more information, see Dolphin HomeBase on page
13-1 or Dolphin Mobile Base on page 14-1.
Exploring the Terminal from the Desktop Computer
When the terminal and desktop computer are connected, open the main ActiveSync window (on the desktop), and click Explore.
The Mobile Device folder opens in Windows Explorer.
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The terminal is now treated as a mass storage device, and transferring files is as simple as dragging and dropping or copying
and pasting as you would for moving files between folders on your hard drive.
Adding Programs to the Terminal Using ActiveSync
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When selecting programs, verify that the program and version of the program are designed for Windows Mobile 2003 Second
Edition and your processor. You can verify your processor by tapping Start > Settings > System tab > About > Version tab. Make
a note of the information in the Processor field.
Depending on the application, the software must be stored or installed on the host PC.
1. Download the program to your desktop computer from either the Internet or the CD or disk that contains the program. You
may see a single *.exe or setup.exe file, a *.cab file, or *.dll. There may also be several versions of files for different device
types and processors.
2. Read any installation instructions, Read Me files, or documentation that comes with the program. Many programs provide
special installation instructions.
3. Connect the terminal to the desktop computer via a Hand Held Products communication peripheral.
If the File is an Installer:
An installer program is one that installs on the PC and the terminal simultaneously; one process installs to both devices.
1. On the PC, double-click the *.exe or *.setup.exe file. The installation wizard begins.
2. Follow the directions on the PC screen. The installation process includes transferring the software to the terminal.
If the File is Not an Installer:
Some programs cannot be installed on PCs because they are designed for terminals. In these cases, the appropriate files must
be stored on the host PC, transferred via ActiveSync, and installed on the terminal. You will know the program cannot be installed
on the PC if an error message appears when you try to install it stating that the program is valid but designed for a different type
of computer.
1. If you cannot find any installation instructions for the program in the Read Me file or documentation, open ActiveSync and
click Explore.*
2. Navigate to the My Pocket PC folder and copy the program file or files to the Program Files folder on the terminal.
If you want the program to be part of the Autoinstall that occurs after every hard reset, place the program file in the
Autoinstall folder (\\IPSM\AutoInstall).
3. Depending on the program, you may need to open File Explorer on the terminal, navigate to the folder where the program
is located, and tap on the program file to install it.
If you copied the file to the Autoinstall folder, you can either tap on the program inside the Autoinstall folder or perform a
hard reset and the program will install as part of the Autoinstall process (page 2-7). Remember! A hard reset erases RAM
data (page 2-9).
4. After installation on the terminal is complete, tap Start > Programs and the program and its icon appears on the Programs
screen. Tap it to open the program.
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Using Infrared
Dolphin 7900 terminals contain an IrDA port on the top panel (see IrDa Port on page 3-2). Using the IrDA port, you can send and
receive data between the terminal and other devices equipped with infrared. This can include, but is not limited to, Windows
Mobile information such as Contacts and Tasks, as well as software upgrades.
Verify That the IrDA Port is Enabled
The IrDA port must be enabled to transmit data. By default, the IrDA port is assigned to Com port 6 and is enabled. When a
Bluetooth radio is installed, the IrDA port can be disabled to free up a Com port for Bluetooth devices.
To verify that the IrDA port is enabled, tap Start > Settings > Connections tab > IrDA
.
If Enable IrDA ports is selected, then the IrDA port is active.
Note: The IrDA icon appears on the Connections tab only if there is a Bluetooth radio installed on the terminal.
IrDA Port Location on the Terminal
IrDA Port
For more information, see IrDA Port on page 3-3.
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Verify That Beam Settings Are Set to Receive
The Beam Settings must be set to receive for the terminal to receive data from other infrared devices. To verify, tap Start >
Settings > Connections tab > Beam. The Beam Settings window should appear as follows:
Sending and Receiving
To send or receive, the IrDA ports of both devices - whether it’s two terminals, or a terminal and a host device - must be aligned
with each other and within a close range. The maximum data-transfer speed is 115 Kbps.
Sending
1. Align the IrDA ports.
2. Open the program where you created the item you want to send and locate the item in the list.
You can also beam files, but not folders, from File Explorer.
3. Tap and hold the item. A pop-up menu appears.
Pop-up menu
Selected item
4. Select Beam File. The information begins transmitting to the other device.
Receiving
1. Align the IrDA ports.
2. Have the owner of the other device send the information to you.
3. Your terminal automatically begins receiving it.
To initiate a receive manually, tap the Receive an incoming beam link.
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Troubleshooting
If the Beam Settings are not set to receive or you’ve aligned two IrDA ports and the terminal is still not receiving, go to Start >
Programs > Infrared Receive. The terminal searches for the sending device.
If the terminal cannot find the sending device, the following message appears:
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Using an ISP
The communication software for creating an ISP connection is already installed on your device. Your service provider should
provide the software needed to install other services, such as paging and fax services.
After you are connected, you can send and receive e-mail messages by using Inbox and view web pages using Pocket Internet
Explorer. For more information, see Messaging on page 12-7. You can also download software applications from the web.
Adding Programs Directly from the Internet
When selecting programs, verify that the program and version of the program are designed for the Windows Mobile 2003 Second
Edition and your processor. You can verify your processor by tapping Start > Settings > System tab > About > Version tab. Make
a note of the information in the Processor field.
1. Determine your device and processor type so that you know which version of the software to install. Go to Start > Settings
> System tab > About. On the Version tab, make a note of the information in the Processor field.
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2. Download the program to your device straight from the Internet using Pocket Internet Explorer. You may see a single *.exe
or setup.exe file, or several versions of files for different device types and processors.
3. Read any installation instructions, Read Me files, or documentation that comes with the program. Many programs provide
special installation instructions.
4. Tap the file, such as an *.exe file. The installation wizard begins. Follow the directions on the screen.
For more information about working with Pocket Internet Explorer, see Pocket Internet Explorer on page 12-11.
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Wireless LAN (WLAN) Communications with 802.11b
Overview
Dolphin terminals are available with an on-board 2.4 GHz 802.11b WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) radio that uses Direct
Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) technology to spread the signal continuously over a wide frequency band at a data rate of
up to 11 Mbps. In addition, the open software architecture makes the Dolphin terminal a complete solution for a variety of wireless
mobile data collection applications.
Dolphin terminals are interoperable with other 802.11b Wi-Fi-compliant products including Access Points (APs), printers, PCs
via PC card adapters and other wireless portable terminals.
Enabling the 802.11b Radio Driver
When the Dolphin terminal initializes, the radio driver for 802.11b is installed. The terminal defaults to the 802.11b radio during
initialization unless a GSM radio is installed, in which case, the terminal defaults to the GSM radio. The 802.11b radio must be
enabled before you can configure the radio on a network. Verify the radio’s status before configuring.
Note: Radios are enabled manually in the Radio Manager; tap Start > Settings > Connections tab > Radio Manager.
Configuration Utilities
There are two configuration utilities for the 802.11b radio:
802.11b Settings
Use this configuration utility to configure the radio without Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) or with
standard WEP (64/128 bit) and no authentication. For more details, see 802.11b Settings later in this
chapter.
802.11b Wireless Security Supplement
Use this configuration utility to configure the radio using WEP (beyond the standard), Wi-Fi Protected
Access (WPA), and authentication. For details, see 802.11b Wireless Security Supplement later in
this chapter.
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802.11b Settings
You can access the configuration utility two ways:
1. Tap Start > Settings > System tab > 802.11b Settings.
The icon appears on the System tab only if there is an 802.11b radio installed on the terminal.
2. Tap the Status icon
in the system tray - see Using the Status Icon on page 9-9.
The 802.11b Settings utility consists of four tabs: Status, Config, Advanced, and About. Each tab is described in its own section
in this chapter.
Status Icons
This configuration utility contains icons that indicate the status of the network.
Icon
This icon means…
Excellent signal strength. Excellent connection.
Poor signal strength. Poor connection.
Radio disabled. No radio connection.
(Access Point) AP Mode.
Peer Station, Peer-to-Peer Mode.
WEP enabled. Network needs a WEP Key to connect.
WEP disabled. Network does not need a WEP Key to connect.
Mismatched WEP Key configuration with your network.
Online help button.
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Status Tab
802.11b Settings always opens to the Status tab.
Field
Description
Current Channel
Shows the RF channel currently used by the radio.
Current TX Rate
Shows the current transmit rate. This can be 1 Mbps, 2 Mbps, 5.5 Mbps, or 11 Mbps.
Disable/Enable
Radio
Tap this button to disable/enable the radio.
Rescan
Tap this button to start a rescan process to search for an AP with a stronger signal in the network.
Link Quality
Displays the signal to noise ratio.
Strength
Displays the signal strength at the receiver.
IP Address
Displays the IP address of the radio. Verify configuration information with your network administrator.
Renew IP
Tap this button to reapply the IP address from the DHCP server when automatic DHCP is enabled.
State
Displays the Network Name and the MAC address of the:
AP the radio is associated with in AP mode, or
Creator of IBSS into which the radio is joined in peer-to-peer (Ad-Hoc) mode.
After an SSID is chosen, this field name changes to “IBSS ID.”
More Info
Tap this button to display detailed TCP/IP information as shown in the following screen:
Ping
Tap this button to open the Ping Utility window where you can ping IP addresses.
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Ping Utility Window
Field
Description
IP Address
Displays the current IP address. Enter another IP address to ping.
Size (Bytes)
Displays the current data packet size in bytes; 32 is the default.
You can select up to 8192 from the drop-down list.
Timeout (ms)
Displays the current timeout; 500 is the default.
Increase or decrease it by tapping the up and down arrow buttons.
Clear
Tap this button to clear IP Address input and the ping statistics field.
Ping
Tap this button to ping the IP address entered in the input field.
Ping Statistics
This section lists the pinging IP address and the pinging results.
Config Tab
The Config tab provides a list of all APs and peer stations in range. Use the list to create and edit SSID profiles for APs that you
want the terminal to associate with.
Preferred Profiles
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The Preferred Profiles section displays a list of your preferred profiles, the profiles you create or add
from the list of Active SSIDs below. When applied, the 802.11b radio searches for the APs in the exact
order shown in the list of profiles. This section is blank after the initial installation and each hard reset.
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This section contains several icons that enable you to add and configure APs.
Icon
Name
Description
New
Always active, tap this button to create a new profile.
The following buttons activate only when an Active SSID in the Preferred Profile list is selected.
Edit
Opens the configuration screens for a selected SSID in the Preferred
Profiles list.
Delete
Deletes the selected SSID from the Preferred Profile list.
Up
Moves the selected SSID up one place in the Preferred Profile list so that
the terminal hits it prior to the next SSID.
Down
Move the selected SSID down one place in the Preferred Profile list so
that the terminal hits it after the prior SSID.
Note: Remember that the terminal accesses the SSIDs in this list in the exact order that they
appear; moving an SSID up or down in the list determines the order of contact.
Active SSIDs
This table shows all APs or peer stations (creator of IBSS) in the vicinity of the terminal that accept
broadcast associations.
Each record displays information in the following six columns (Scroll right to see all the columns.):
Column
This column displays…
SSID
The Network Name of the AP or peer station and shows the signal strength icon
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Signal
Strength in percentage for the selected SSID.
Mode
The mode of operation
=AP
=Peer station
Channel
The channel and applied WEP method, if any.
=WEP Key-On
=WEP Key-Off
SupRate
Supported data rate of the AP or the peer station.
BSSID
(MAC Addr)
BSSID or MAC Address of the AP or the peer station.
Add
Tap this button to add an Active SSID to the Preferred Profiles list. Select and active SSID in the list,
Apply
Tap Apply to associate your station with a selected SSID. The SSID selected can be in the Preferred
Profile or Active SSIDs lists. When applied, the Status tab opens displaying the status of the wireless
connection. If the association fails, a search for another AP in the Preferred Profile list automatically
takes place, and the radio attempts to associate with the station, in order of preference.
Refresh
Tap Refresh to start a new search for all available APs or peer stations in the vicinity.
tap Add, and the profile moves to the Preferred Profiles list.
To Add an Active SSID to the Preferred Profile Table
An SSID needs to be in the Preferred Profile list to be edited.
1. Select an SSID in the Active SSID list and tap Add. The SSID moves to the Preferred Profile list.
If the SSID has the WEP Key turned on, the Settings window displays and prompts you to enter the WEP Method,
Encryption Key, and Key ID.
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2. In the Preferred Profile list, select the SSID and tap Edit
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3. Follow the same process for creating a profile.
4. When configuration is complete, tap OK.
5. The SSID and its profile are added into the Preferred Profiles list.
If you’re adding an SSID with the WEP Key turned off, the Settings window does not display and the SSID is added directly
to the Preferred Profile table.
To Create a New Profile
In the Preferred Profiles section, tap the New button
. Complete the Network Profile and Authentication tab windows.
Network Profile Tab
Field
Description
Network Name &Type
SSID
Enter an SSID, which is the Network Name. Check with your network administrator for Network Name
(SSID).
TX Rate
Choose the transmit rate from the drop-down list - 1MB, 2 MB, Auto 1/2 MB, 5.5 MB, 11 MB, or Fully Auto.
The transmit rate is set to Fully Auto by default.
Type
From the drop-down list, select
Peer-to-Peer – This mode used for communication between two (or more) radio stations (cards) without
an AP.
Access Point (AP) – This mode is also called “Infrastructure” mode.
Chan
Scroll to select a channel for communication.
AP Search
Threshold
Select Low Density (default), Medium Density, or High Density from the drop-down list and tap OK.
AP search thresholds are used for wireless client roaming between APs. In general, the higher the density
selected here, the easier your WLAN card roams between APs with the same SSID in the same network.
Roaming also depends on the relative signal strength of the AP.
OK
Tap this button to save the profile or changes to the profile.
Cancel
Tap this button to close the window without saving or modifying the profile.
Note: The SSID, Type, TX Rate, and Channel fields are unchangeable in AP mode, whereas TX Rate and Channel fields
can be changed in Peer-to-Peer mode.
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Authentication Tab
On the Authentication tab, you configure the WEP encryption key for secure wireless communication.
To use WEP, the encryption key must be configured as part of the profile before connecting. For more information about
configuring a profile, see To Create a New Profile on page 9-6.
Field
Description
*Authentication
Algorithm
This drop-down list is active and configurable only when the WEP Key is enabled for the selected
SSID profile. If this drop-down list is active, select one of the following options:
Automatic based on WEP setting – The algorithm automatically matches the AP's setting. This is
the default selection.
WECA Compliant (always use Open) – The algorithm should match the AP’s setting for "Open."
Must use Shared with WEP – The algorithm should match the AP's setting for "Shared."
Method
The options in this drop-down list determine what characters can be used to create the WEP encryption key in the Encryption Key field. Select one of the following five:
Disabled – WEP Key is off
64 bit (HEX) uses 10 characters in Hexadecimal
64 bit (ASCII) uses 5 characters in ASCII
128 bit (HEX) uses 26 characters in Hexadecimal
128 bit (ASCII) uses 13 characters in ASCII
HEX – Hexadecimal is a set of 16 characters from 0-9 and from A(a)-F(f).
ASCII – Any printable ASCII character can be typed.
Key ID
Choose from the available Key IDs: 1 (Default), 2, 3, or 4. Check with your network administrator for
the WEP Key and Key ID you need to use for your network.
Encryption Key
Type in the encryption key for your wireless connection. The format allowed in this field depends on
the character set and format selected in the Method field.
*Enable 802.1X
This option and drop-down list is active only when the WEP Key is enabled.
Select this option if access to the network needs group authentication, then select the 802.1X security standard - PEAP or TLS - from the drop-down list.
*Properties
Tap the Properties button to choose the certificate that applies. Accessing 802.1x networks require
personal certificates for authentication.
*Please note that 802.11b Settings does not support authentication; therefore, these fields are not active. If you are
using authentication in your wireless 802.11b connection, you must configure that connection in the 802.11b Wireless
Security Supplement. For more information, see 802.11b Wireless Security Supplement on page 9-10.
OK
Tap this button to save the profile or changes to the profile.
Cancel
Tap this button to close the window without saving or modifying the profile.
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To Delete a Profile
Profiles may be deleted either from the Preferred List or from the Preferred List and Registry. To delete a profile, select (highlight)
a profile and tap the Delete button and the following screen displays:
From the pop-up window select the option of your choice and tap Yes to confirm or No to cancel.
Advanced Tab
Field
Description
Power Save Mode
This drop-down list determines the settings for Power Save Mode.
Disable – Disables the Power Save mode.
Always Enable – Enables Power Save mode. This is the default setting.
Auto Enable – Automatically enables the Power Save mode when the terminal is running on battery
power and automatically disables Power Save mode when the terminal is running on external power.
Slider
The slider is active only if Power Save Mode is enabled. Move the slider between Best Performance
and Best Battery Life. The setting here modulates Power Save Mode to achieve maximum performance and maximum battery life.
Preamble Mode
A preamble consists of a Synchronization (Sync) field and a 16-bit Start Frame Delimiter (SFD) field.
Long TX Preamble – Where Sync field consists of 128 bits.
Short TX Preamble – Where Sync field consists of 56 bits.
Auto TX Preamble – Automatically changes between long and short preamble mode transmission
based on AP configurations. This is the default Preamble Mode.
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Description
Defaults
Resets all the settings to default values
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Apply
Always Enable for Power Save Mode,
Automatic based on WEP setting for Authentication Algorithm, and
Auto TX Preamble (for Preamble Mode).
Applies changes. This button is active only when a change has been made on the tab.
About Tab
The About tab displays Version Number and time of build for Network Driver, Configuration Utility, and NIC Firmware.
Using the Status Icon
You access the 801.11b Settings by tapping the Status icon once on the Today screen
. The following menu pops up:
Menu Option
Selecting This Option…
Wireless Radio On
Turns on the radio. LED is on and the Link Icon displays with signal strength.
Wireless Radio Off
Turns off the radio. A pop-up window will ask for your confirmation. If confirmed, the LED
will be off and the Status icon will change color from green to red on the top without signal
strength displayed. The WLAN card/module will stop functioning.
Removes the Status Icon from the bottom tray. A popup window asks you to confirm. Click Yes to confirm, or
No to cancel.
If confirmed, the Status icon does not display in the
task tray, and you will need to go to Start > Programs
> 802.11b Settings in the future.
Remove Status Icon
Wireless Network Status
Opens the Status tab; Status Tab, page 9-3.
Configuration
Opens the Config tab; Config Tab, page 9-4.
Advanced Configuration
Opens the Advanced tab; Advanced Tab, page 9-8.
Version Information
Opens the About tab; About Tab, page 9-9.
Note: The Status Icon changes to a crossed lock
for the WEP-On AP or a station.
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802.11b Wireless Security Supplement
AEGIS Client® offers the most comprehensive IEEE 802.1X supplicant for securing wired and wireless networks. The Client is a
standards-based implementation of IEEE 802.1X and can be configured to work with almost any network equipment - wired or
wireless - that supports the 802.1X authentication standard. The Client is interoperable with 802.1X-capable wireless APs and
authentication servers including Microsoft's IAS and Cisco's ACS.
The Client solves the problem of key distribution in wireless LANs by using public key authentication and encryption between
Wireless APs (WAP) and roaming stations to exchange dynamic Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) keys. In addition, network
managers can control 802.1X user profiles from a centralized RADIUS server or, in the case of TTLS, from a RADIUS Diameter
or other AAA servers. The Client supports both wireless (802.11a/b/g) and Ethernet interfaces.
Platforms Supported
There are several versions of AEGIS Client software for computers using a wide variety of operating systems. Specific
capabilities of a particular version of AEGIS Client may vary according to the operating system. This is due to varying levels of
support for different EAP types by manufacturers. Drivers for some types of network hardware and operating system
combinations don’t support as many EAP types as others combinations.
The following platforms are supported:
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Microsoft Windows Mobile Software 2003 [OS version "Pocket PC Version 4.20.1081 (Build 13100)" or later]
Microsoft Windows Mobile Second Edition Software
Pocket PC 2002 [OS version "Pocket PC Version 3.0.11171 (Build 11178)" or later]
CE.NET 4.1 [OS version "CE .NET Version 4.10 (Build 908)" or later]
CE.NET 4.2 [OS version "CE .NET Version 4.20 (Build 1088)" or later]
Note: Verify the operating system version by tapping Start > Settings > System tab > About.
802.1X Supplicant Protocol Support
Support for the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) - RFC 2284
Supported authentication methods:
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CHAP/MD5 - RFC 1994
EAP TLS Authentication Protocol - RFC 2716
EAP Tunneled TLS (TTLS) - Internet Draft February 2002
Cisco LEAP and PEAP
Microsoft PEAP
Tested against the following servers:
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Funk Odyssey 3.2 using TLS, LEAP and TTLS
AEGIS Server 1.1.4 using MD5, TLS, TTLS, LEAP and PEAP
Cisco ACS 3.2 using MD5, TLS, LEAP and PEAP
AP Search Threshold
!
If you are using one of these authentication methodologies, you need to configure your 802.11b connection here, NOT
through 802.11b Settings. However, if you want to set the AP Search Threshold above the default setting of Low Density,
you do need to change that setting in 802.11b Settings; for details, see Network Profile Tab on page 9-6.
Required Network Configuration Information Worksheets
Because AEGIS Client enables your terminal to access a network that is protected by the IEEE 802.1X protocol, you must
configure EAP data communication to match your network server parameters. If the EAP configuration doesn’t match your
network configuration, you can’t access the network.
Installing and configuring the Client usually takes less than 15 minutes, provided you have the required equipment, software, and
configuration information. You need clear information from the network administrator about how the network’s authentication
works.
The client software supports the following EAP authentication methods:
• MD5
• LEAP
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• TLS/SmartCard
• TTLS
• PEAP
There is a worksheet for each method. The worksheets provide space to record the required Client configuration information to
set up the Client to match specific Extensible Authentication Protocols (EAP). The forms are designed so that hard copies can
be filled out, copied, and distributed.
Complete a worksheet for the authentication method you choose.
MD5 Worksheet
To configure AEGIS Client to use MD5 authentication, you need to know:
1. Will you use your Windows user name and password for network authentication? (Applies only to Windows clients.)
2. If not, what is your unique user name/password combination?
If a second set of credentials is required, you need to know the exact user name and password. These are typically casesensitive.
User name: _______________________________________
Password: ________________________________________
LEAP Worksheet
To configure AEGIS Client to use LEAP authentication, you need to know:
1. Will you use your Windows user name and password for network authentication? (Applies only to Windows clients.)
2. If not, what is your unique user name/password combination?
If a second set of credentials is required, you need to know the exact user name and password. These are typically casesensitive.
User name: _______________________________________
Password: ________________________________________
TLS/SmartCard Worksheet
To configure AEGIS Client to use TLS/SmartCard authentication, you need to know:
1. Is a client certificate required?
____ No.
____ Yes. This file needs to be installed on your machine by your network administrator.
2. Should the AEGIS Client validate the server certificate chain?
____ No. Skip Questions 3-4.
____ Yes.
3. Will the server accept any trusted Certificate Authority (CA), or is a particular CA required?
____ Any trusted CA is acceptable.
____ A particular CA is required:________________________
4. Are intermediate certificates allowed?
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____ No.
____ Yes.
5. What is the name of the server? _____________________________
This usually includes the server’s domain, for example: server.big_school.edu.
TTLS Worksheet
To configure with TTLS authentication, you need to know:
1. Use Windows user name and password for authentication? (Applies only to Windows clients.)
2. If not, what is your unique user name? If a second set of credentials is required, you need to know the exact user name.
This is usually case-sensitive.
User name:_______________________________________
3. Is a client certificate required?
____ No.
____ Yes. This file needs to be installed on your machine by your network administrator.
4. What is the user name (identity) and password for the tunnel authentication?
User name:_______________________________________
Password:________________________________________
5. What is the tunnel authentication protocol?
____ CHAP (Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol)
____ MS-CHAP (Microsoft CHAP Extensions)
____ MS-CHAP v2 (Microsoft CHAP Extensions v. 2)
____ PAP
____ EAP-MD5
6. Is a server certificate is required?
____ No.
____ Yes.
7. Should the Aegis Client validate the server certificate chain?
____ No. Skip Questions 8-9.
____ Yes.
8. Will the server accept any trusted Certificate Authority (CA), or is a particular CA required?
____ Any trusted CA is acceptable.
____ A particular CA is required: _______________________
9. Are intermediate certificates allowed?
____ No.
____ Yes.
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10. What is the name of the server?
This usually includes the server’s domain, for example: server.big_school.edu. _____________________________
PEAP Worksheet
To configure AEGIS Client with PEAP Authentication, you need to know:
1. Use Windows user name and password for authentication? (Applies only to Windows clients.)
2. If not, what is your unique user name? If a second set of credentials is required, you need to know the exact user name.
This is usually case-sensitive.
User name:_______________________________________
3. Is a client certificate required?
____ No.
____ Yes. If it is, this file needs to be installed on your machine by your network administrator.
4. What is the user name (identity) and password for the tunnel authentication?
User name:_______________________________________
Password:________________________________________
5. What is the tunnel authentication protocol?
____ MS-CHAP v2 (Microsoft CHAP Extensions v. 2)
____ EAP TLS/SmartCard
____ Generic Token Card
6. Is a server certificate is required?
____ No.
____ Yes.
7. Should the Aegis Client validate the server certificate chain?
____ No. Skip Questions 8-9.
____ Yes.
8. Will the server accept any trusted Certificate Authority (CA), or is a particular CA required?
____ Any trusted CA is acceptable.
____ A particular CA is required: _______________________
9. Are intermediate certificates allowed?
____ No.
____ Yes.
10. What is the name of the server?
This usually includes the server’s domain, for example: server.big_school.edu. _____________________________
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Opening the Client
To access the client the first time, tap Start > Programs > Meetinghouse AEGIS Client.
After the Client has been activated, you can tap the icon in the lower left corner of the command bar.
Icon Indicators
The color of the icon indicates the status of the controlled ports.
Icon
Color
This color icon indicates that …
Green
Authentication succeeded.
Yellow
Authentication is in process.
Red
Authentication failed.
If there is no yellow, red or green in the icon then either the ports are not being controlled by 802.1X, or there is no
authentication activity on the controlled ports. The absence of yellow, red or green may also indicate that the network
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Gray
The port is not in use or is disabled.
Either the Client isn’t running, or the port is not bound to the 802.1X protocol.
Orange
The port is associated, but there is no response to 802.11b packets.
If using WEP without 802.1x authentication, this will be the final state when the connection
is complete. If using 802.1x authentication, it is either a transient condition or can indicate
that attempts to authenticate have timed out as there was no response to 802.1X packets.
Blue
There is no 802.11b activity. The port may not be connected to an 802.1X-aware entity.
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Main Screen
On the terminal, open the Client. The main screen opens displaying a list of ports on the system’s network interface cards, You
manage ports on this screen.
Port Status icon
Port Status Icon
The main screen contains a port status icon to the left of each port listed. The color of this icon indicates the status of the port.
The color of the icon changes as the port starts authentication, negotiates with the AP and/or authentication server, and then
joins the network. As the network interface starts or stops, the color of the port icon and the status field in the Interface List
updates to reflect the current state of the interface. For details about what each color means, see Icon Indicators on page 9-14.
Client Menu
To open the client menu, tap Client in the command bar along the bottom of the window.
Menu Item
Tapping this item…
Close
Closes the Client's interface, while leaving the client running.
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Menu Item
Tapping this item…
Start/Stop
Starts or stops 802.1X authentication. After you finish the initial configuration, tap the network
interface and tap Start. If the port is already active, tap Stop first, then Start to force the program
to read the new configuration file.
Restart
Same as a Stop followed by Start. Tap this when you receive a notice such as the following:
Configure
Opens the Configuration screen displaying the User tab.
Install Protocol
Selecting this option binds the 802.1X protocol to the WLAN adapter currently installed on the
device. The WLAN adapter then appears in the port list. For more information about network
adapters, see Network Cards on page 7-24.
Exit
Terminates the client, which stops the 802.1X protocol.
View Menu
To access the View menu, tap View.
The Standard and Advanced Views control the number of columns displayed in the main menu.
Menu Item
Tapping this item…
Standard View
Displays the Port (adapter name) and State columns. This is the default view.
Advanced View
Displays the Port (adapter name), State, Primary Wireless Network, Wireless Network,
and MAC Address of AP columns. Scroll right to see all columns.
Event Log
The Event Log is a text file that contains status information from the logging function.
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Menu Item
Tapping this item…
Each entry is listed sequentially with a time stamp and a text message.
Tap Refresh to query the log again.
Tap Close to return to the main screen.
Help Menu
Tapping Help opens the help menu. Select Online Help to access online help. Select About to review software version
information.
Status Bar
The status bar at the bottom of the main screen indicates the connection status between the network card and the AP.
Status Bar
The status bar displays one of the following depending on the status of connectivity:
• “Not Associated”
• “AP : [Name of the SSID] MAC : [MAC address].”
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Port Menu
On the main screen, tapping on a port opens a popup menu that allows the port to be enabled or disabled, configured, or deleted.
Port Menu Options
The port menu enables you to use 802.1X authentication, change the port configuration, or remove it from the port list. If there
are no entries in the Port list, follow the advice in the troubleshooting section to resolve the problem.
Menu Item
Description
Enable and
Disable
These commands enable or disable 802.1X authentication on the port. The port should be enabled
before the protocol is started. Enabling a port is not the same as starting it (see Client Menu on page
9-15); however, both actions are required for the Client to work.
Configure
Opens the port configuration screen; see Accessing the Client Configuration Area on page 9-19.
Delete
Removes an adapter from the port list. An unused port may be deleted from the port list. The radio
card must not be in the device or the radio must be turned off. Ports appear in the list only when the
802.1X protocol binds to the adapter. The protocol binds to the adapter when the adapter is in the
device and the Client software is installed, or Install Protocol is selected from the Client menu (see
Client Menu on page 9-15).
Configuring the Client
The Client is configured in two separate areas:
1. Client Configuration area - enables you to configure user settings and is accessed from the Client menu.
2. Port Settings area - enables you to configure Network Properties settings for individual wireless networks and is accessed
from the Port menu.
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Configuration Screens
Both Client Configuration and Port Settings areas lead you through a series of setup screens. The following diagram displays the
different screens and how they are related:
Client Configuration Area
Each user account needs to define the protocol and the credentials used to authenticate a user. Because Windows Mobile
devices are usually small devices with a single NIC and, usually, a single user, the initial configuration is usually the only time
the software needs to be set up. The Client will need to be reconfigured if the device is used on multiple networks, or if different
users share the computer.
Note: Fields are be grayed out if not relevant to the selected protocol.
Accessing the Client Configuration Area
On the main screen, tap Client > Configure (see Client Menu on page 9-15). The Client Configuration screen opens displaying
the User tab.
On this tab,
You…
User Settings Tab
Configure authentication credentials and profiles.
System Settings Tab
Set the level of detail that the Client will provide in the system log and zero-config options.
Server Identity Tab
Control how the Client authenticates the server that handles the 802.1X protocol on the network side.
This applies only to the TLS, TTLS, and PEAP authentication methods and is used to tell the Client
what server credentials to accept from the authentication server to verify the server.
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User Tab
The User settings tab defines the protocol and the credentials used to authenticate a user.
Field
Description
Profile
Multiple user credential profiles can be created for use when the user roams from one network to
another. The drop-down list contains existing authentication credential profiles. Select a profile from the
list to edit it in the fields that follow.
Tapping Add permits new profiles to be added to the list. A screen
appears where you can enter a name for the new profile.
Enter a Profile name and tap OK. The name entered appears in the
Profile drop-down list.
Tapping Delete deletes authentication profiles. To be deleted, a profile cannot be assigned to a configured network.
Identity
This is the 802.1X identity supplied to the authenticator. The identity value can be up to 63 ASCII characters and is case-sensitive.
For tunneled authentication protocols such as TTLS and PEAP, this identity (called the Phase 1 identity)
is sent outside the protection of the encrypted tunnel. Therefore, it is recommended that this field not
contain a true identity, but instead the identity “anonymous” and any desired realm (e.g. anonymous@myrealm.com). For TTLS and PEAP, true user credentials (Phase 2 identity) are entered in the
Tunneled authentication section.
When used with PEAP and the .NET Enterprise Server Version 5.2, this field must contain the identity
used in both Phase I and Phase II. The Phase II identity field is ignored.
Password
This is the password used for MD5-Challenge or LEAP authentication. It may contain up to 63 ASCII
characters and is case-sensitive. Asterisks appear instead of characters for enhanced security.
Authentication
type
This is the authentication method to be used - MD5-Challenge, LEAP, PEAP, TLS, or TTLS.
Your network administrator should let you know the protocols supported by the RADIUS server. The
RADIUS server sits on the network and acts as a central credential repository for Access Servers that
receive the radio signals and ultimately block or allow users to attach to the network.
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Field
Description
Use certificate
This is the certificate to be used during authentication. A certificate is required for TLS, optional for
TTLS and PEAP, and unused by MD5 and LEAP. Therefore, this option becomes active only when TLS,
TTLS, or PEAP is selected as the Authentication type.
If Use certificate is enabled, the client certificate displayed in the field is the one that is passed to the
server for verification. To select a client certificate, tap Change and select the certificate from the list
that appears.
To appear in this list, certificates must be installed in the system. The Issued to column should match
the Identity field and the user ID on the authentication server used by the authenticator.
Your certificate must be valid with respect to the authentication server. This generally means that the
authentication server must accept the issuer of your certificate as a Certificate Authority.
When obtaining a client certificate, do not enable strong private key protection. If you enable strong private key protection for a certificate, you will need to enter an access password for the certificate each
time this certificate is used.
Tunneled authentication area
Tunneled authentication parameters are used by only by TLS, TTLS and PEAP protocols, in Phase 2 of authentication, and
after the secure tunnel has been established. The fields in this section are active only if the TLS, TTLS, or PEAP is selected
as the Authentication type.
Identity
The user identity used in Phase 2 authentication. The identity specified may contain up to 63 ASCII
characters, is case-sensitive and takes the form of a Network Access Identifier, consisting of <name of
the user>@<user’s home realm>. The user’s home realm is optional and indicates the domain to which
the tunneled transaction is to be routed.
Because Microsoft .NET Enterprise Server Version 5.2 does not use this parameter for PEAP, This field
will have no effect for PEAP at this time. Phase 1 identity is used instead.
Password
The password used for the tunneled authentication protocol specified. It may contain up to 63 ASCII
characters and is case-sensitive. Asterisks appear instead of characters for enhanced security.
Protocol
This parameter specifies the authentication protocol operating within the secure tunnel.
The following protocols are currently supported for TTLS:
EAP-MD5, CHAP, PAP, MS-CHAP and MS-CHAP-V2.
The following protocols are currently supported for PEAP:
EAP-MS-CHAP-V2, TLS/SmartCard, and Generic Token Card (EAP-GTC).
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System Tab
The System Settings tab controls logging and the port manger timeout period.
Field
Description
Log Level
These settings control the detail of the log messages generated by the Client. Each level is cumulative. By default, all errors, warnings, and information events are logged. Each entry records a severity
code (of one [debug message] to four [error] asterisks), a time stamp, and a message.
• Errors - only the most severe conditions are logged.
• Warnings - less severe conditions are logged.
• Information - all errors, warnings, and information events are logged. This is the default setting.
• Debugging - creates a log message each time the Client detects or reacts to an event. Be advised
that log entries fill memory quickly if the Debugging level is chosen. Do not use the Debugging
option for a significant length of time because most internal operations generate messages.
Defaults
Tap this button to return log settings to the default settings.
Disable Wireless
Zero Config
Use this option only as directed by technical support.
Selecting this option disables other wireless utilities whether the Client is running or not. If not
selected, other wireless utilities cannot apply their settings to the wireless card while the Client is running (although their status displays are usually unaffected). You will need to perform a soft reset
whenever this setting is changed.
Port Manager
Timeout
The interval at which the client polls the ports. This is used under different circumstances, for instance
after physical changes such as card removal or insertion have been detected. This value should not
be changed from the 10-second default unless so advised by technical support.
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Server Tab
The Server identity tab defines the credentials the client uses to authenticate the server during TLS/TTLS/PEAP authentication
message exchange. The Client uses this information to verify that the Client is communicating with a trusted server.
Field
Description
Do not validate server
certificate chain
If this option is selected, the server certificate received during the TLS/TTLS/PEAP message
exchange is not validated.
Certificate issuer
must be
This is the certificate authority used during TLS/TTLS/PEAP message exchange. Any Trusted
CA is the default selection and means that any certificate authority can be used during authentication.
Both trusted intermediate certificate authorities and root authorities whose certificates exist in
the system store are available for selection in the drop-down list.
Allow intermediate
certificates
This option is selected by default and enables unspecified certificates to be in the server certificate chain between the server certificate and the certificate authority selected in the Certificate
issuer must be field.
When selected, this option allows the server certificate received during negotiation to be issued
directly by the certificate authority or by one of its intermediate certificate authorities.
If disabled, then the selected Certificate issuer must have directly issued the server certificate.
Server name must be
This is either the server name or the domain the server belongs to, depending on which option
is selected below the text field.
During authentication, this name will be compared to the server certificate’s Subject: CN field.
Must match exactly
When selected, the server name entered must match the server name found on the certificate
exactly.
Must contain domain
name
When selected, the server name field identifies a domain and the certificate must have a server
name belonging to this domain or to one of its sub-domains (e.g., zeelans.com, where the
server is blueberry.zeelans.com).
Port Settings Area
In the Port Settings area, you configure network parameters for each port listed on the main screen.
1. On the main screen, tap and hold on a port. The Port popup menu appears.
2. Tap Configure. The Port Settings Configuration screen opens displaying the Wireless Networks tab.
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Wireless Networks Tab
Field
Description
Available Networks
Displays the networks the terminal recognizes as available to connect to. When the Client is first
installed, there are no entries in the Available Networks list.
Scan
Displays a list of networks broadcasting their availability.
You can also attach to networks who are not broadcasting.
Move to Configured
Activates after Scan has been tapped and the available networks have been retrieved. In the list
of networks retrieved, select the network you wish to connect to, and tap Move to Configured.
This selects the network.
Configured Networks
Displays the networks your terminal is connected to. This section adds and removes networks as
well as reviews and edits the properties of existing configured networks.
Default
When the Client is first installed, there is a Configured Network named "default" in the list. This
profile has Associate with any network selected in its Properties selection screen.
If you are going to be in a location with only one AP (or more than one AP that attaches to the
same network), the default profile may be sufficient for you needs, without necessitating the
selection of a specific network or networks.
If default is last in the list, it can act as a wildcard should you be out of the range of your primary
networks (which are listed first). Do not place default at the top or middle of the list because, if it
is, connection to the other list entries will never be attempted.
Up
Moves a selected network up one place in the list.
Down
Moves a selected network down one place in the list.
Note: The order of the networks in this list is the exact order that connections will be attempted. The network listed first will
be attempted first and so on. Place your primary networks first.
Add
Manually adds a network to the Configured Networks list if the AP does not broadcast its SSID or
you are pre-configuring the client for an AP that is not currently in range.
Remove
Removes a selected network in the list.
Properties
Displays the properties of the network selected in the list. This button opens the same network
configuration screen as the Add button does; use it to edit network configuration properties.
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Protocol Tab
The Protocol tab configures parameters that apply to all the networks the selected port connects to.
Field
Description
Protocol Settings
These are the timer intervals and retry settings defined in the 802.1X standard. They determine how
long the supplicant state machine will wait in a given state. These parameters shouldn’t be modified
without an understanding of the supplicant state machine. For more information about the supplicant
state machine, obtain its 802.1X protocol specification.
The parameters are:
• Authentication Timeout - The period of time the Client remains in the authenticating or acquired
state without receiving a response from the AP or switch.
• Held Timeout - The period of time the Client remains in the held state after failing authentication.
• Start Timeout - The period of time the Client remains in the connecting state before restarting when
there is no response.
• Number of Start Attempts - The number of times the Client restarts before giving up. At that point,
the Client then defaults to the authenticated state, but there will be no network connectivity because
the protocol exchange was never completed.
Display EAP
notifications
Specifies that the EAPOL notification message will be displayed to the user. An authenticator may
use such notification to inform you, for example, about a near password expiration. However, some
authenticators send chatty and annoying notifications that may, for the convenience of the user, be
suppressed. Note that all notifications are written to the event log even if they are not displayed.
Renew IP address
Initiates a DHCP request to obtain a dynamic IP address after a successful authentication, but only if
the client detects that the connected network (the SSID) has changed. The result is that renewal
should not occur upon re-authentication, but does occur at boot or when connecting to a different network.
If you have a slow authenticator, you may wish to enable this option when configuring the service
because a slow authenticator may prevent you from getting a DHCP-assigned IP address upon bootup. This option is ignored if the given adapter has a static IP address.
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Adding a Wireless Network Configuration
To add a wireless network configuration, on the main screen, tap and hold on the port, tap Configure on the Port popup menu,
then tap Add in the Network Configurations section of the Wireless Networks tab. The Network Profile screen opens displaying
the Profile Info tab.
Note: The settings on these tab windows are interrelated. This means that selecting one may disable access to others.
Profile Info Tab
Field
Description
Network Profile
Enter the name of this record. This is the name that appears in the Configured Networks list and, by
default, is the same as the broadcast SSID. Note that there is nothing special about the name "default".
You could configure any other record similarly and it would behave the same way.
Network Name
This is the SSID of the AP. If the AP broadcasts its SSID, then this value may be derived from the Available Networks list. If the SSID does not broadcast, then you must manually enter the value here.
Peer-to-Peer
Group
Select this option to have two or more client workstations communicate with each other without the benefit of an AP. You should also select Do Active Scan and, in the WEP Management page, enable Use
key for data encryption while entering a common key for both sides. WPA is not supported in this
mode.
Do active scan
Select this option whenever the AP (or client, for ad hoc mode) is not broadcasting its SSID.
Authentication
Profile
Select the Client Configuration (user) profile associated with this network. The drop-down list contains
client profile names created in the User tab of the Client Configuration Area; see User Tab on page 920.
To open the selected profile, select it in the drop-down list and tap View. The User tab opens displaying
the profile details. If you tap OK (to save changes) or Cancel, you are returned to the Profile Info tab.
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WEP Mgmt Tab
The WEP Mgmt tab enables you to set WEP parameters for each port.
Field
Description
Provide encryption
key dynamically
This option is selected by default. If this option is selected, the other WEP settings on this page
are disabled. To enter a custom WEP, de-select this option. The other fields become active.
Use key for data
encryption
Select this option to manually enter a WEP key to encrypt your data to the AP. You enter that key
in the Key field below.
Use key to
authenticate with AP
Select this option if your network does not support 802.1x authentication and you need to connect to the AP without username and password authentication. The key entered below is used to
authenticate instead.
Key
In this field, enter the WEP key:
ASCII - 5 or 13 characters
Hexadecimal - 10 or 26 characters.
When the key entered is in the correct format, the screen
changes to display the type - ASCII or Hexadecimal.
Key Index/Transmit
Key
The Key Index drop-down list contains the available keys. You may enter up to four keys for
reception; the Client will try all four to find one that works with the AP.
From the drop-down list, select the key to be used for transmission as well. If the key selected is
the transmit key, the Transmit key box is checked.
To change the transmit key, select another key and check the Transmit key box. The check box
of the original transmit key will be automatically de-selected.
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WPA Settings Tab
The WPA Settings tab enables you to configure WPA settings.
Field
Description
WPA Mode
This drop-down list contains the following options:
• Disabled - Do not enable WPA mode. This is the default selection.
• WPA 802.1x - Enable WPA and obtain key information through the 802.1x protocol.
• WPA PSK - Enable WPA with Pre-Shared Key (PSK) information entered in the field below.
This mode is used if the 802.1x protocol is not being used for authentication.
PSK pass-phrase
This field activates if you select WPA PSK in the WPA Mode drop-down list.
Enter between 8 and 63 characters for your pass phrase. Asterisks appear as you type for
increased security.
Logging
The event log is an ASCII text file named “LOG8021X.TXT” located in the directory defined by the WINDIR environment variable
(usually the Windows directory). The information the log records is determined by the log settings on the System tab of the Client
Configuration Area; see System Tab on page 9-22.
The format of the entries is
Time Stamp
Message Text
The Refresh button at the bottom of the screen is used to update the log file while you are reading it. If the file gets too large, old
entries are automatically deleted.
If you wish to start with a blank file, exit from the Client (so the icon no longer appears at the lower right of the screen) and delete
the log file (log8021x) in File Explorer; see Using Find on page 4-10.
When you restart the Client, a new log file is created.
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Installing Certificates with CertAdd
Certificate Requirements
During configuration, you may have specified one or two certificates to use during the authentication process. The specified
identity should match the Issued to field in the certificate and should be registered on the authentication server (i.e., RADIUS
server) that is used by the authenticator. In addition, your certificate must be valid on the authentication server. This requirement
depends on the authentication server and generally means that the authentication server must know the issuer of your certificate
as a trusted Certificate Authority (CA).
If the selected certificate does require a password or pass phrase to decode the private key, enter this value in the “Certificate
Pass Phrase” field. This value will be encrypted when the configuration is saved. However, on some systems, there may not be
a certificate. If that is the case, you can use the section below as a primer on OS X certificate management.
About CertAdd
CertAdd is a standalone utility that allows certificates to be selected and installed on a Windows Mobile device.
Installing Certificates
Client or CA certificates can be imported from *.cer (same as *.der), *.p7b, or *.pfx files.
1. Download the certificate file to the My Documents folder. The location isn’t critical, although you may want to create a
standard folder for consistency.
2. Go to Start > Programs > Meetinghouse Certificate Installer. The opening screen is displayed. All valid certificate file
types located in the My Documents folder appear in the list.
3. Tap and hold on a certificate in the list. A pop-up appears asking if you want to install the certificate.
4. Tap OK. The certificate is loaded into the correct certificate store.
Advice and Workarounds
Issue
Possible Causes and Solutions
The Client will not start on the device with an
error message about missing files.
Perform a soft reset.
The wireless network interface (port) does not
appear in the main AEGIS screen.
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• The license is not valid (If you have entered a time-limited license, is
your clock on the device correct?).
• Restart the client - on the main screen tap Client > Restart.
• Perform a soft reset.
• If the radio is turned off or the radio card is not present, this will
sometimes cause the port name to not appear.
• If the radio driver is very old and does not support NDIS 5.1
commands, the Client may not be able to detect it.
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Advice and Workarounds
Issue
Possible Causes and Solutions
The wireless network interface appears, but
when I select it and go to the "configure" menu,
the Scan button is disabled.
Power up the radio; see Enabling Radios and Radio Combinations on
page 4-5.
The client is not attaching to the correct AP.
The default network profile instructs the client to attach to the first
available AP. You must select a network, move it to the Configured
Networks list, and then move it above default in the list using the up
arrow buttons.
For more information, see Wireless Networks Tab on page 9-24.
The Client is failing authentication even though
all my information was entered correctly.
1. Verify that the network profile for the AP corresponds to the
authentication profile you created for it.
•
•
•
Select the network profile in the Configured Networks list.
Tap Properties. The Profile Info tab opens - see page 9-26.
In the Authentication profiles drop-down list, select the profile
you want to review.
• Tap View. The User tab appears displaying the profile’s
information.
2. Verify that you have configured the identity and password into the
correct fields on the User tab (page 9-26) in the authentication
profile. If you are using PEAP or TTLS, the username and password
are entered in the Tunneled authentication section.
My AP does not broadcast its SSID. Even
though I have manually configured an AP with
that name, the Client won't associate with it.
• Make sure that the desired SSID is listed as the Network Name, not
the Network Profile (which is a screen label)
• Verify that Do Active Scan is selected on the Profile Info tab; see Do
active scan on page 9-26. Otherwise, the Client will not attempt to find
the AP.
I am authenticated, but I don't get an IP
address through DHCP.
On the main screen, tap and hold on your AP, tap Configure on the
popup menu, and select the Protocol tab. Verify that Renew IP Address
is selected; see Renew IP address on page 9-25.
I cannot attach to my old network that does not
support 802.1x authentication, but is using
WEP encryption.
• Verify that you can see your SSID in the Available Networks list on the
Wireless Networks tab. Move the SSID to the top of the Configured
Networks list so that it is accessed first. If the SSID is not there, you
can add it manually and enter the SSID as the network name - page
9-24
• Select the SSID and tap Properties.
• On the Profile Info tab, select Do active scan if your AP does not
broadcast its SSID.
• On the WEP Mgmt tab, select Use key for data encryption and Use
key to authenticate with AP.
• Enter the WEP Key - see Key on page 9-27.
• On the Protocol tab, select Renew IP Address (unless you have
entered one manually separate from the Client)
• Note that the port status indicator in the main screen reads
"Associated," not "Authenticated" when the connection is complete;
although the log file will indicate "Entered AUTHENTICATED state."
I made changes, but they do not appear to have
taken effect.
Always tap OK before exiting a screen you have changed. Then restart
the Client from the Client menu on the main screen.
How do I enable peer-to-peer (ad-hoc) mode to
have two clients communicate without an AP?
• On the Wireless Networks tab, add a new profile to the Configured
Network list.
• On the Profile Info tab, give each side the same network name (SSID).
• Select Peer-to-Peer Group (ad hoc mode) and Do active scan.
• On the WEP management section, select Use key for data encryption
and enter an identical key for both clients.
• Verify that this network profile is the first (or only) one in the
Configured Network list and try to restart both clients at roughly the
same time.
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How 802.1X Works
The network elements in the above graphics are those involved in a typical wireless LAN. When 802.1X is running, a wireless
device must authenticate itself with the AP in order to get access to the Existing LAN. With respect to the terms used in the 802.1X
standard, APs (APs) function as authenticators and wireless devices function as supplicants. The authenticator keeps a control
port status for each Client it is serving. If a Client has been authenticated, its control port status is said to be Authorized, and the
Client can send application data to the LAN through the AP. Otherwise, the control port status is said to be Unauthorized, and
application data cannot traverse the AP.
Typical Message Exchange Using MD5 or TLS
The above graphic displays the typical message exchange when the device and the AP support 802.1X. When an AP acting as
an authenticator detects a wireless station on the LAN, it sends an EAP-Request for the user's identity to the terminal. In turn,
the terminal responds with its identity, and the AP relays this identity to an authentication server, which is typically an external
RADIUS server.
The RADIUS server can then act as a central repository of user profile information. Such use of a centralized authentication
server allows the user to access wireless LANs at many different points, but still be authenticated against the same server. In
response to the Access-Request, the RADIUS server sends an Access-Challenge to the AP, which is then relayed in the form of
an EAP-Request to the device. The device sends its credentials to the AP, which in turn relays them to the RADIUS server. The
RADIUS server determines whether access to the network is accepted or denied based on the Client's credentials.
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Typical Message Exchange Using TTLS and PEAP
The above graphic shows a typical message flow for a TTLS transaction. TTLS authentication comprises two phases. In Phase
1, TLS is used to authenticate the TTLS server to the client. The TTLS server may optionally request authentication of the client's
certificate, but by default the client verifies only the server's certificate. The TLS handshake is negotiated between the client and
the TTLS server. Following the TLS handshake, Phase 2 may proceed using a secure channel (tunnel) provided by the TLS
record layer. The secure tunnel is then used to exchange information for the negotiation of the following legacy protocols: EAPMD5, PAP, CHAP, MS-CHAP, or MS-CHAPV2 (subject to support by the AAA server). A TTLS server may perform the
authentication, or the information may be de-tunneled and passed on to an AAA server. The AAA server is the server in the user's
home domain where authentication and authorization are administered.
PEAP works in the same manner as TTLS. However, supports different legacy protocols within the encrypted Phase 2 tunnel.
Currently the tunneled protocols are EAP-MSChapV2 and EAP-TLS/SmartCard. Like TTLS, the use of a client certificate is
optional, if one is used, the same certificate is used for Phase 1 and Phase 2. The client certificate is optional for both phases.
Benefits of 802.1X
Central User Administration
The Client allows network administrators to continue to use RADIUS or another AAA server as their centralized authentication
server. In 802.11b, where authentication took place between the AP and the station, there was no concept of passing credentials
from the AP to an authentication server. For LANs this was fine. However, as users began to use their devices in remote
locations, the security provided became inadequate. 802.1X solves this problem by allowing APs to pass client credentials to the
appropriate authentication server.
For example, the following graphic displays the authentication flow for a mobile user
who wishes to create a virtual private network with his home office.
By using the Client, the user can associate with a wireless network provided by a third
party, in this case the ISP. We assume that the company and the ISP have
established a service relationship beforehand. When the ISP receives the user's
credentials, the ISP proxies the credentials to the company's AAA server, which
returns a message telling the ISP to either accept or deny the user access. This
response is then propagated to the remote user.
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Dynamic Session Specific Wireless Encryption Keys
There have been many published reports recently about the lack of security provided by the Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
protocol. One of the problems with WEP is that the shared key used by the station and the AP is inherently static. That is, this
shared key will only change if it is manually reconfigured on both devices. The Client remedies this by supporting the Transport
Layer Security (TLS) protocol. TLS ensures that a new shared key is generated each time a station associates itself with an AP.
TLS has proven itself an excellent authentication and encryption protocol in commercial environments. The Client also supports
the MD5 and TTLS security protocols.
Additional Advantages of TTLS and PEAP
The Client provides the advantage of Tunneled TLS (TTLS) and PEAP support. These protocols provide the security of TLS
with greatly reduced administrative load. Security is enhanced by never passing user ID and password in the clear. No "real" user
ID or password is required in Phase 1. After the secure tunnel is established, Phase 2, user credentials are passed in safe,
encrypted form. To further enhance security, the WEP keys, which encrypt the data between the wireless card and the AP, may
be automatically changed on a per-session basis, limiting the time available to an unauthorized sniffer to crack the keys. By
limiting the session time (the reauthentication period), the keys can essentially be made uncrackable.
Administration is eased by greatly reduced certificate requirements in comparison to TLS. In TLS, each client must have a client
certificate to pass to the server, and a CA certificate with which to verify a server certificate, while the server must have a client
certificate from each user and CA certificates for each possible CA chain and its own server certificate. TTLS and PEAP require
only that a single server certificate be created for the server to present to the client, and that the client have a CA certificate to
verify the server. Because these are the same for each client on the network, they are easily managed, unlike TLS, where every
client certificate is unique. TTLS and PEAP thus provide the security of a TLS channel without the need for managers to distribute
and manage client certificates. Lastly, TTLS allows for the use of existing legacy authentication protocols. Administrators may
continue to use established authentication databases.
Cisco LEAP
The message exchange used by Cisco LEAP is proprietary. This protocol is not a standard EAP type, but is supported by the
Client through a licensing arrangement with Cisco.
Relative Merits of Authentication Protocols
MD5 is the least secure of the EAP protocols as it only does a one-way authentication, and does not support automatic
distribution and rotation of WEP keys, increasing the administrative burden of manual WEP key maintenance.
TLS, while the most secure EAP protocol, requires client certificates to be installed on each wireless client. Establishing and
maintaining this PKI infrastructure is normally a burden most administrators do not feel is worth the extra level of security gained.
TTLS and PEAP bypassed the certificate issue by tunneling TLS, and thus eliminating the need for a certificate on the client side.
PEAP supports only EAP-compliant authentication protocols within the tunnel structure, and is rapidly becoming the most widely
supported of the EAP methods. TTLS supports pre-EAP authentication protocols within the tunnel structure, and should be used
in those circumstances when pre-EAP interior protocols are desirable.
LEAP is a pre-EAP, Cisco-proprietary protocol, with many of the features of EAP protocols. Cisco controls the ability of other
vendors to implement this protocol, so it should be selected for use only when limited vendor choice for client, access-point, and
server products is not a concern.
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Differences Between Protocols
Security Feature
MD5
Challenge
TLS
TTLS
PEAP
LEAP
Client -side certificate required?
No
Yes
No
No
No
Server-side certificate required?
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Dynamic WEP Re-keying
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Mutual or One-way Authentication?
One-way
Mutual
Mutual
Mutual
Mutual
Support of non-EAP protocols within a
secure tunnel?
N/A
N/A
Yes
No
N/A
Relative Deployment Complexity
Simple
Difficult
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Relative Security
Poorest
Highest
High
High
High
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Wireless PAN (WPAN) Communications with Bluetooth
Overview
Dolphin terminals are available with a Bluetooth radio for WPAN (Wireless Personal Area Network) usage. When the Dolphin is
first initialized, the *.cab file and module for Bluetooth are installed.
Enabling the Bluetooth Radio
Before using the radio, make sure that the Bluetooth radio is enabled. When the radio is enabled, the Bluetooth icon appears in
the task tray on the Today screen.
Note: Radios are enabled in the Radio Manager; tap Start > Settings > Connections tab > Radio Manager.
Setting Up Your Bluetooth Card
Note: If you use the Get Connected! Wizard, which is recommended for normal usage, then this step is not necessary. This step
would be used to change the friendly name of your device.
1. Tap the Bluetooth icon that appears in the task tray on the Today screen.
2. In the pop-up menu, select Advanced Features, then My Bluetooth Device. (If you installed OBEX, the menu also lists
Transfer via Bluetooth.)
3.
In the My Bluetooth Device screen, you can modify the Friendly Name and make any desired configuration changes.
When done, tap OK.
• In normal phone connect operation, Discoverable mode is not needed and should be disabled.
• If you do enable Discoverable mode (e.g., for ActiveSync), note that it does not shut off by itself. To save power, remember
to disable it when not needed.
• Connectable, Use Authentication, and Use Encryption are also not required for printing or dial-up networking applications.
• Check Use Authentication to enable the Use Encryption option.
Assign COM Ports
Follow these steps to view and/or modify the Bluetooth COM ports.
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1. Tap on the Bluetooth icon on the Today screen. Select Advanced Features then My Bluetooth Device.
Note: If you installed OBEX, the menu also lists Transfer via Bluetooth.
2. The My Bluetooth Device screen appears. Tap on the COM Ports tab.
3.
As needed, view and/or enable/disable the Bluetooth COM port assignments. Tap OK.
You can also disable the IrDA port to free up a port for Bluetooth devices. Tap Start > Settings > Connections tab > IrDA and
select Disable IrDA Port.
Note: The Bluetooth Phone port cannot be disabled.
Discover Bluetooth Device(s)
Follow these steps to discover other Bluetooth devices nearby, including non-phone devices. The Device Discovery Wizard is a
more detailed alternative to using the Bluetooth “Get Connected!” Wizard or Bluetooth ActiveSync or Bluetooth LAN Access
options. The Device Discovery Wizard allows you to discover any type of Bluetooth device.
1. If not open, launch the Bluetooth Devices folder. Tap on the Bluetooth icon on the Today screen. Select Advanced
Features then Bluetooth Devices.
2. In the Bluetooth Devices Folder, tap on the Device Discovery icon. Or you can tap on Tools. In the pop-up menu, select
Device Discovery.
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3. Follow the Bluetooth Device Discovery Wizard to search for Bluetooth devices nearby. When prompted, select the device
type you seek.
4.
When the search is complete, a screen reports the discovered Bluetooth devices. Check the box next to any device you
wish to save information about, (i.e., any devices you wish to connect to). Tap Next.
5.
A service discovery phase begins, 5-10 seconds per chosen device.
6. In the next screen, tap Finish.
Bond With Discovered Device(s)
Follow these steps to bond with an already discovered Bluetooth device. In most cases, bonding is for establishing secure
communications with a Bluetooth-enabled phone. This is a more detailed alternative to using the Bluetooth “Get Connected!
Wizard.”
Important!
• Do not try to bond with a Motorola Timeport 270C or Nokia 6310!
• Do not use this method to bond with a printer! The third-party printing software included on the installation CD also handles
bonding.
1. If not open, launch the Bluetooth Devices folder. Tap on the Bluetooth icon in the Today screen. Select Advanced
Features, then Bluetooth Devices.
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2. Tap and hold your stylus on the Bluetooth device you want to bond with. In the pop-up menu, select Bond.
3. Alternatively, after selecting a device, tap on the Bond icon. Or tap on Device, then select Bond.
4. The Bluetooth Device Bonding Wizard launches. Follow the wizard to bond with your selected device.
5. As prompted, make sure the Bluetooth device that you want to bond with is in Bondable mode.
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6. If the remote device is set up to accept bonding, a Bluetooth Passkey screen appears. To continue bonding, enter the
correct passkey and tap Reply.
7. When you have successfully bonded with the other device, tap Finish.
View Device Properties
Follow these steps to view the properties of an already discovered device.
1. If not open, launch the Bluetooth Devices folder. Tap on the Bluetooth icon on the Today screen. Select Advanced
Features then Bluetooth Devices.
2. Select a device. Tap on the Properties icon, or tap on Device then select Properties. Alternatively, you can tap and hold
your stylus on the Bluetooth device you want to view information about. In the pop-up menu, select Properties.
3.
Use the General and Services screens to research device properties. If needed, assign a new device type icon by tapping
on the arrow buttons in the General screen. You can also use the Device name field to rename the device. When done, tap
OK for the setting to take effect.
Set Up Your Favorite Device
Follow these steps to set up default devices in the Bluetooth Devices folder. Please note that the Get Connected! Wizard
automatically assigns the favorite phone.
1. Tap Tools > My Favorites.
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2. Tap on the tab for the type of device you would like to set a favorite for. If needed, use the arrow buttons to scroll and find
the tab you need.
Note: Tabs appears only for COM ports you have enabled. To enable a port, refer to the “Assign COM Ports” section earlier in
this chapter.
3. To select a favorite device, select Use the favorite selected above. In the drop-down list, select your device. Tap OK.
4. After setting a device as your favorite, its icon appears in the Bluetooth Devices folder with a heart next to it.
Change Views
You can switch between the Large Icons or Details views for the Bluetooth Devices folder.
1. In Bluetooth Devices, tap on View.
2. In the pop-up menu, choose between Large Icons or Details.
Large Icons
Details
Note: In Details view, you can see the Device Class and scroll right to see the current Bonded status.
Delete a Device From the Folder
If you no longer plan to connect with it, you can delete a device from the Bluetooth Devices folder.
1. If not open, launch the Bluetooth Devices folder.
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2. Tap and hold your stylus on the device you wish to delete. In the pop-up menu, select Delete.
Turn Radio Transmitter ON/OFF
You may want to turn off the radio transmitter to save power or if you are entering an area with radio restrictions (e.g., an airplane).
1. Tap on the Bluetooth icon in the task tray on the Today screen.
2. In the pop-up menu, select Turn Transmitter OFF.
3. The Bluetooth Card radio transmitter shuts off. The Bluetooth icon and menu options becomes gray.
4. To turn the radio transmitter back on, tap on the gray Bluetooth icon. In the pop-up-menu, select Turn Transmitter ON.
Bluetooth ActiveSync
This section explains how to quickly and easily ActiveSync to a notebook or desktop computer with Microsoft ActiveSync.
1. Tap on the Bluetooth icon. In the pop-up menu, select Bluetooth ActiveSync.
2. The next screens varies depending on if your Bluetooth Devices folder contains any computers, and if one is chosen as your
favorite. Please refer to the appropriate scenario:
SCENARIO #1: Your Bluetooth Devices folder contains a favorite desktop computer.
(a) When you tap Bluetooth ActiveSync, your device automatically tries to connect to your favorite computer.
(b) The Connect To screen appears, reporting that it is trying to connect to Wireless ActiveSync.
(c) After a successful connection is made, the status screen reports Connected. Now you are ready to synchronize files, if
desired.
SCENARIO #2: Your Bluetooth Devices folder contains no favorite desktop computer.
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(a) When you tap on Bluetooth ActiveSync, a screen appears that allows you to choose which computer to connect to in
your Bluetooth Devices folder. Choose a computer from the list and tap Select, or tap Find to search for another computer.
Note: If the computer you want to connect to is not listed, tap Find to begin a search. Proceed as described in Scenario #3 on
page 10-8.
(b) Your device attempts to connect to your selected computer.
(c) After a successful connection is made, the status screen reports Connected. Now you are ready to synchronize files, if
desired.
SCENARIO #3: Your Bluetooth Devices folder contains no computers.
(a) When you tap on Bluetooth ActiveSync, a Bluetooth Device Search automatically begins.
Note: You can also start the device search by tapping Find in the Bluetooth Devices screen.
(b) After the search is complete, select the computer you wish to ActiveSync with and tap Select. If the computer is not listed,
make sure the computer is discoverable and tap Refresh to search again.
(c) After you tap Select, a service discovery phase begins.
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(d) The Connect To screen appears, reporting that it is trying to connect to Wireless ActiveSync.
(e) After a successful connection is made, the status screen reports Connected. Now you are ready to synchronize, if desired.
Bluetooth LAN Access
This section explains how to use the Bluetooth LAN Access feature to quickly and easily connect to a Bluetooth-enabled LAN
access point.
1. Tap on the Bluetooth icon. In the pop-up menu, select Bluetooth LAN Access.
2. The next screens varies depending on if your Bluetooth Devices folder contains any access points, and if one is chosen as
your favorite. Please refer to the appropriate scenario:
SCENARIO #1: Your Bluetooth Devices folder contains no favorite access point.
(a) When you tap Bluetooth LAN Access, a screen appears that allows you to choose which access point to connect to in
your Bluetooth Devices folder. Choose an access point from the list and tap Select.
Note: If your access point is not listed, tap Find and proceed as described in Scenario #3.
(b) Your device tries to connect to the selected access point.
(c) If your LAN requires a passkey, a screen appears asking for the passkey. Enter the passkey, then tap OK.
(d) After a successful connection is made, the status screen reports Connected.
(e) Now you are ready to access your LAN for Internet access, files, etc.
SCENARIO #2: Your Bluetooth Devices folder contains a favorite access point.
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(a) When you tap Bluetooth LAN Access, the device automatically tries to connect with your favorite access point.
(b) If your LAN requires a passkey, a screen appears, asking for the passkey. Enter the passkey, then tap OK.
(c) After a successful connection is made, the status screen reports Connected.
(d) Now you are ready to access your LAN for Internet access, files, etc.
SCENARIO #3: Your Bluetooth Devices folder has no access points.
(a) When you tap Bluetooth LAN Access, the device automatically begins to search for new Bluetooth devices.
Note: You can also start the device search by tapping Find in the Bluetooth Devices screen. See Scenario #2.
(b) After the search is complete, select the access point you wish to connect to. Tap Select. If the access point is not listed,
tap Refresh to search again.
(c) After you tap Select, a service discovery phase begins.
(d) If the LAN requires a Passkey, a screen appears, asking for the Passkey. Enter the passkey, then tap OK.
(e) After a successful connection is made, the screen reports Connected.
(f)
Now you are ready to access your LAN for Internet access, files, etc.
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OBEX
This section explains how to use the OBEX (object exchange) application to trade business cards, contacts or files with another
Bluetooth device that supports OBEX.
Bluetooth OBEX application supports five operations:
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Exchange Business Cards
Send a Contact
Send a File
Browse Remote Device
Receive Contact or File
Enable File Sharing
The first four operations - exchange business cards, send a contact, send a file, and browse remote device - are client-oriented.
They involve initiating an object exchange.
The last two operations - receive contact or file and enable file sharing - are server-oriented. They involve accepting objects in
an exchange initiated by another Bluetooth device.
Exchange Business Cards
1. Make sure both Bluetooth devices have a business card assigned to them.
If each device does not have a business card assigned to it, you cannot exchange business cards.
To assign a business card to your device, do the following:
• Tap on the Bluetooth icon. In the pop-up menu, tap Advanced Features > My Bluetooth Device.
• Tap on the Object Sharing tab. Under My business card, tap Assign
• In the next screen, select your business card and tap OK. If your business card is not listed, tap Contacts to create one.
When you return to the Object Sharing screen, tap OK.
2. Make sure the other Bluetooth device is set up to receive a contact. The device must support the OBEX Object Push profile.
Note: If the other device is also using the Bluetooth Connection Kit, you can set it up to receive a contact by tapping the Bluetooth
icon. In the pop-up menu, tap Transfer via Bluetooth > Receive Contact or File.
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3. Now you are ready to exchange business cards. Tap on the Bluetooth icon. In the pop-up menu, tap Transfer via
Bluetooth > Exchange Business Cards.
4. If your device has no devices in the Bluetooth Devices Folder, then it begins to search for Bluetooth devices nearby.
5. Select the Bluetooth device you wish to exchange business cards with. If the device is not listed, tap Find.
6. Your device begins exchanging business cards. After the exchange, the new business card should appear in your Contacts
Send a Contact
1. Make sure the other Bluetooth device is set up to receive a contact. It must support the OBEX Object Push server profile.
Refer to the documentation that came with the device for instructions.
Note: If the other device is also using the Bluetooth Connection Kit, you can set it up to receive a contact by tapping the Bluetooth
icon. In the pop-up menu, tap Transfer via Bluetooth > Receive Contact or File.
2. Now you are ready to send a contact. Go to your Contacts folder.
3. Tap and hold your stylus on the contact(s) you would like to send. In the pop-up menu, select Send Via Bluetooth.
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4. If your device has no devices in the Bluetooth Devices Folder, then it begins to search for Bluetooth devices nearby.
5. Select the Bluetooth device you wish to send the contact(s) to. If the desired device is not listed, tap Find.
6. Your device processes and sends the contact(s).
Send a File
1. Make sure the other Bluetooth device can receive a file; that device must support the OBEX Object Push server profile.
Note: If the other device is also using the Bluetooth Connection Kit, you can set it up to receive a file by tapping the Bluetooth
icon. In the pop-up menu, tap Transfer via Bluetooth > Receive Contact or File.
2. Now you are ready to send a file. Tap the Bluetooth icon. In the pop-up menu, tap Transfer via Bluetooth > Send a File.
3. If your device has no devices in the Bluetooth Devices Folder, then it begins to search for Bluetooth devices nearby.
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4. Select the Bluetooth device you wish to send a file. If the desired device is not listed, tap Find.
5. In the next screen, tap on the file you wish to send. You can use the Folder and Type drop-down menus to search for your
file. Also, you can scroll horizontally to view the folder, date, size, type, and location of each file.
6. Your device sends the file.
Browse Remote Device
The Bluetooth File Explorer lets your device share files with another Bluetooth device. The other device must support the OBEX
File Transfer server profile.
This section covers the following file transfer operations:
• Prepare for file transfer
• Send/receive file(s) or folder(s)
• Create a folder
• Delete file(s) or folder(s)
• Refresh remote view
• Connect/disconnect
• Exit the program
Note: “Local device” refers to the device you are running the OBEX from. “Remote device” refers to the Bluetooth device you
are trying to transfer files with.
Prepare for File Transfer
1. Make sure the remote device has file sharing enabled. It must support the OBEX File Transfer server profile.
Note: If the other device is also using the Bluetooth Connection Kit, you can enable file sharing by tapping the Bluetooth icon.
In the pop-up menu, tap Transfer via Bluetooth > Enable File Sharing.
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2. Now you are ready to browse the remote device. Tap on the Bluetooth icon. In the pop-up menu, tap Transfer via
Bluetooth > Browse Remote Device.
3. If your device has no devices in the Bluetooth Devices Folder that supports OBEX File Transfer, then it begins to search for
Bluetooth devices nearby.
4. Select the Bluetooth device you wish to browse. If the desired device is not listed, tap Find.
5. Your device begins to establish a file sharing connection.
6. After the devices successfully connect, the Bluetooth File Explorer appears. Half of the screen shows contents of the remote
device, while the other half shows contents of your device (the local device). The very bottom of the screen reports the
connection status.
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Send/Receive File(s) or Folder(s)
• Single-tap items to select them for transfer.
• Double-tap on a folders to open it and see its contents.
1. Select the file(s) or folder(s) that you wish to transfer. You can select items from only one device per transfer session.
2. There are two different ways to initiate the transfer:
• Tap File > Send to remote or Get from remote, as applicable. The inappropriate option should be gray.
• Tap on the Send to remote icon or Get from remote icon, as applicable. The inappropriate icon should be gray.
3. A screen reports the status of the transfer.
4. After the transfer, a copy of each selected item should appear in the other device.
Create a Folder
1. Tap on the File menu. Select Remote device or Local device, wherever you want to create a folder, then tap Create
remote folder or Create local folder, as applicable.
2. You can also tap and hold your stylus on an item in either the remote or local device that you wish to put in a new folder. In
the pop-up menu, select Create folder.
3. In the next screen, enter a name for your new folder. Tap OK.
4. The new folder should be listed under the appropriate device.
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Delete File(s) or Folder(s)
1. Select the items you wish to delete. You can only delete items from one device at a time.
2. Tap on the File menu. Select Remote device or Local device, wherever the items are located, then tap Delete remote
item(s) or Delete local item(s), as applicable.
3. Tap and hold your stylus an item in either the remote or local device that you wish to put in a new folder. In the pop-up
menu, select Delete folder.
4. In the Confirm screen, tap Yes.
Refresh Remote View
1. Tap on the Device menu. Select Refresh remote view.
2. Your local device begins to read the contents of the remote device.
3. After a few seconds, the contents view of the remote device is refreshed.
Connect/Disconnect
To connect to the remote device, do the following:
1. Make sure the remote device has file sharing enabled.
2. Start the connection process by either of two methods:
• Tap Device > Connect.
• Tap the Connect icon.
3. On the next screen, select the device you wish to connect to and tap Select. Your device attempts to connect to the
selected device.
To disconnect from the remote device, do the following:
1. Start the disconnection process by either of two methods:
• Tap Device > Disconnect.
• Tap the Connect icon.
2. Your device disconnects from the remote device. Afterwards, no contents are listed for the remote device.
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Exit Bluetooth File Explorer
To exit the Bluetooth File Explorer, tap File > Exit.
Receive Contact or File
1. Tap on the Bluetooth icon. In the pop-up menu, tap Transfer via Bluetooth > Receive Contact or File.
2. The Receive Contact or File status screen appears. Your device waits two minutes for the contact or file.
3. After successfully connecting to the remote device, the screen reports Connected then disappear. The new contact or file
should now be on your device.
4. If two minutes passes before you receive the item, tap Wait Again.
5. After you receive the file or contact, the “Receive Contact or File” feature is automatically disabled.
Enable File Sharing
1. Tap on the Bluetooth icon. In the pop-up menu, tap Transfer via Bluetooth > Enable File Sharing.
2. The Enable File Sharing status screen appears. Your device waits two minutes for the remote device to connect.
3. After successfully connecting to the remote device, the screen reports that you are connected.
4. If two minutes passes before you connect, tap Wait Again.
5. File sharing is enabled until you end it by tapping Cancel.
Using the Dialer
This section explains how to assign a dialing prefix and use the Dialer to dial a number directly from your Contacts list. The Dialer
makes it quick and easy to perform dial-up networking.
Note: The Dialer has been verified to work with Nokia and Ericcson phones and is known not to work with the Motorola 270c,
NTT Docomo Paldio 633S or Sony au C413S phone. Results may vary with other phones that are not listed as being
supported by the Bluetooth system.
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Assign a Dialing Prefix
If you have not already assigned a dialing prefix during the install process, you can do so by following these steps:
1. Tap Start > Settings > System tab > Dialer.
2. Select the appropriate Dialing Prefix, then tap OK.
Using the Dialer
1. To use the dialer, the device must already be connected to the Bluetooth phone. You can use the Get Connected! Wizard to
do this. Also, the Bluetooth phone must be selected as your favorite.
2. Tap Start > Contacts.
3. Tap and hold your stylus on the contact you wish to dial to. In the pop-up menu, select Dial Contact. Alternatively, you can
tap on Tools and select Dial Contact.
4. If you have multiple phone numbers for a contact, a screen appears listing them, including any dialing prefix you may have
assigned. Select the phone number you wish to dial.
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5. Your device connects to your phone and begins dialing.
The Dialer can dial a phone number containing any of the following non-numeric characters:
*
#
+
.
/
!
@
-
\
space
A
B
C
D
T
P
W
The following string can also be included in a phone number: (',')
The Dialer cannot dial a phone number containing non-numeric characters other than those listed above. HHP recommends that
you follow the standard Microsoft Outlook format for phone numbers.
Get Connected Wizard
The Get Connected! Wizard guides you through a one-time setup process that prepares the device and phone for Bluetooth
connections. The wizard varies depending on what phone you want to connect to.
Ericcson, Nokia 6210, NTT DoCoMo, Sony Phones
1. Tap on the Bluetooth task tray icon. In the pop-up menu, select Get Connected!
2. Follow the Bluetooth “Get Connected!” Wizard. In the second screen, use the drop-down list to select your Bluetooth phone.
The wizard provides tailored instructions based on your selection.
3. Follow the next screen(s) to prepare your specific phone for Bluetooth connections. You may need to do 1, 2 or all of the
following steps:
(a) Naming your Bluetooth phone
(b) Setting your Bluetooth phone in Discoverable mode
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(c) Preparing your Bluetooth passkey.
4. When the search is complete, a list of the discovered Bluetooth phones appears. Choose the phone you wish to connect to,
and tap Select. A service discovery phase begins, about 5-10 seconds.
5. As prompted in the next screen, prepare your phone for bonding. For instructions on setting your phone to “Bondable” or
“Pairable” mode, refer to your phone manual. Have your passkey ready, then tap Next>.
6. In the next screen, enter the passkey. Tap Reply.
7. The mobile phone may then either automatically accept the passkey or ask you to enter one. If prompted for a passkey, use
the same one you entered on the mobile computer.
Note: Ericsson T68/T68i only: When the phone asks you if you want to bond, select 2: Add to paired devices. Do not tap
ACCEPT.
8. Tap Finish. After successfully connecting, the phone appears in the Bluetooth Devices folder. On the Today screen, the
Bluetooth icon blinks. You do not need to run the Get Connected! Wizard again unless you plan to switch between different
phones.
Note: You may also switch between different phones by assigning a new “favorite phone” in the Bluetooth Devices folder.
Motorola Timeport 270C, Nokia 3650/6310/7650/8910/8910i
1. Tap on the Bluetooth task tray icon. In the pop-up menu, select Get Connected!
2. Follow the Bluetooth “Get Connected!” Wizard. In the second screen, use the drop-down list to select your Bluetooth phone.
The wizard provides tailored instructions for your phone.
Note: The screens below are for the Nokia 7650.
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3. As directed on the next two screens, assign the phone a unique name, set the phone to Discoverable mode, and tap Next.
4. The device searches for the phone. When the search is over, a list of the discovered Bluetooth phones appears.
5. Choose the phone you want to connect to, and tap Select. A service discovery phase begins, about 5-10 seconds.
6. The next two screens describe procedures you complete outside of the wizard. Read through each screen but do not
complete the described procedures until you exit the wizard.
Bonding with your phone - This must be completed to establish the Bluetooth connection and involves dial-up
networking.
Automatic Connections - This procedure is optional but makes future Bluetooth connections more convenient.
7. Continue to the last screen of the wizard and tap Finish. Now proceed to STEP 6 to complete the bonding process and, if
desired, set up automatic connections.
Dial Up Connection
Complete the following steps to create a new Bluetooth internet connection via an ISP. Before setting up dial-up networking,
prepare yourself with dial-up information and other necessary settings from your office network or isp. Also, refer to Microsoft’s
connection manager for additional information.
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1. Tap Start > Settings > Connections tab > Connections.
2. In the top field, select Internet Settings and tap Modify. Then, tap New.
3. Name=A name that you will remember for future connections.
Modem=Bluetooth Phone.
Baud Rate=115200.
4. Tap Next.
5. In the Phone number field, enter the dial-up number. Tap Next.
6. Uncheck Wait for dial tone before dialing. Tap Finish.
7. Now you are ready to start the connection. In the Connections screen, under Internet Settings, tap Connect. In Network Log
On, verify the dialing settings. Tap OK.
Automatic Connections for Motorola Timeport 270C:
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On the phone, press MENU.
Scroll to Settings, then press SELECT.
Scroll to Connection, then press ON.
On Bluetooth Link, press SELECT.
Scroll to Devices, then press SELECT.
Choose your mobile computer, then press EDIT.
Scroll to Access:Ask, then press CHANGE.
Scroll to Automatic, then press SELECT. Press DONE.
Automatic Connections for Nokia 3650/7650:
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On the phone, press MENU.
Scroll to Connectivity, then press OPTIONS.
The Open option should be highlighted. Press SELECT.
The Bluetooth option should be highlighted. Press OPTIONS.
The Open option should be highlighted. Press SELECT.
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• Scroll to the right tab to access the Paired devices list. Highlight your mobile computer, then press OPTIONS.
• Scroll to Set as authorized, then press SELECT.
• In the confirmation screen, press YES.
Automatic Connections for Nokia 6310/8910/8910i:
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On the phone, press MENU.
Scroll to 10 Bluetooth, then press SELECT.
Scroll to 4 View Paired Devices, then press SELECT.
Highlight the Dolphin terminal, then press OPTIONS.
Scroll to 3 Request Connection Authorization, then press NO.
To use a different Bluetooth phone for dial-up networking, you can use the same connection setup, but you must make the new
phone your favorite. Just run the Get Connected! Wizard again, select the new phone, and make it your new Favorite when
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Wireless WAN (WWAN) Communications with GSM/GPRS
Overview
Dolphin terminals can be configured with a Siemens® GSM/GPRS tri-band radio module for Wireless WAN connectivity.
GSM
GSM stands for Global System for Mobile communications. It is an open, non-proprietary wireless
wide area networking system that is constantly evolving and growing. One of its great strengths is
international roaming capability, which provides standardized dialing in more than 170 countries.
GPRS
GPRS stands for General Packet Radio Service. It is a non-voice value added service that allows
packet switched data and information to be instantly sent and received across a network.
GSM Radio types
Dolphin 7900 terminals can support either an MC-45 or MC-46 radio.
MC-45 Radio
Supports 900/1800/1900 MHz frequencies for use in Europe, Middle Eastern, and Asian countries.
Dolphin terminals with an MC-45 radio have two-way voice and data communication.
MC-46 Radio
Supports 850/1800/ 1900 MHz frequencies for use in the U.S., Latin America, and Canada.
Dolphin terminals with an MC-46 radio have two-way data communication only.
Enabling the GSM/GPRS Radio Driver
When the mobile computer is first initialized, the radio driver for the GSM module is installed. Before using the radio, make sure
that the GSM radio is enabled. For more information, see Radio Manager on page 4-5.
Tri-Band Antenna
Dolphin 7900 terminals configured with an MC-45 or MC-46 radio feature an external antenna that is optimized for power output
and receiver sensitivity.
Requirements
Using GMS/GPRS on a Dolphin terminal requires a:
• Network subscription to a GSM/GPRS network (you need to know what service providers are in your geographic area), and
• SIM card installed on the terminal (see SIM Card on page 11-2).
Capabilities
Dolphin computers with integrated GSM/GPRS MC-45 radios are optimized for the following two-way voice and data
communications:
• GSM voice data ("dial-up")
• Short Message Service (SMS) text messages
• GPRS Class 10 data transmissions average - 40-60 Kbps (The speed is dependent on the wireless network carrier.)
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SIM Card
SIM stands for Subscriber Information Module. A SIM card stores the subscriber's personal information, GSM/GPRS radio
settings, security key, contacts, etc. SIM cards can be installed and removed from compatible mobile devices, enabling you to
switch devices without losing your personal information. SIM cards are obtained and activated by the network provider that
supports your GSM/GPRS network.
SIM Card Requirements
Before installing the SIM card:
• The SIM card must be activated by the service provider.
• The terminal must be powered down.
Note: If no SIM card is installed, you can still make emergency phone calls such as 9-1-1, for example.
Installing a SIM Card
For detailed instructions, see Opening the Access Door on page 3-6. If the SIM card is not installed properly, the Dialler screen
will indicate that no SIM card is installed.
Audio Modes
The Dolphin 7900 contains both a speaker and a microphone that you can use to send and receive audio signals over the GSM
network. For details about the microphone and speaker, see Front Panel Features on page 3-2.
There are three audio modes: Handset, Headset, and Speakerphone
Handset
Handset mode is when you use the use the front panel of the terminal just as you would a cell phone, holding the
speaker to your ear to receive audio information and the microphone to your mouth to send audio information. This
is the default audio mode.
Headset
Headset mode is when you plug a headset into the audio jack and speak into the microphone. You must use a
2.5mm plug; no other audio plug will fit. For details see, see Audio Jack on page 3-2.
Speakerphone
The microphone on the front panel (Microphone, page 3-2) can be used as a speakerphone. To switch the front
panel to speakerphone, open the Dialler (Start > Programs > uPhone > Dialler) and tap Settings >
Speakerphone. The audio levels adjust appropriately for speakerphone use.
Keyboard Combinations for Calls
Each keyboard option contains a Blue modifier key combination to send and end a call.
Keyboard
To Send, Press…
To End (reject), Press…
25-key keyboard
Blue + Left Arrow
Blue + Right Arrow
36-key keyboard
Blue + Left Arrow
Blue + Right Arrow
For more information about Dolphin 7900 keyboards, see Using the Keyboards on page 6-1.
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Using uPhone
The uPhone Application Suite contains three programs that function together to provide a complete voice, data, and text
messaging solution for a mobile device fitted with a radio modem:
• Dialler emulates a mobile phone and is used to make and receive telephone calls.
• Call Log displays a list of the most recent calls.
• SMS Manager is a text messaging program.
Accessing uPhone
Tap Start > Programs > uPhone. Tap one of the icons to launch the program.
Navigation Bar Icons
When the Dialler or SMS Manager applications are not open, the icons in the Navigation bar at the top of the screen indicates
the status of the phone and messaging system. Each icon indicates s specific action and, when tapped, displays a bubble window
that lets you know what is happening.
Icons and Bubble Messages
Icon
Description
Tap this icon to display:
The phone is off.
Bubble Options
Tap Power Phone On to turn the phone
on and close the bubble.
Tap Hide to leave the phone off and
close the bubble.
The phone can only make
emergency calls. This usually means there is no SIM
card installed or PIN number established.
Tap Hide to dismiss the bubble.
This icon will appear in the Navigation bar
until a SIM card is installed or a PIN is
entered.
The phone is registering on
the network.
Tap Hide to dismiss the bubble.
This is a temporary state. This icon
appears only until the phone is registered
on the network.
The phone is on and registered.
To the right of the phone is a
bar that indicates signal
strength.
Tap Hide to dismiss the bubble.
Tap Power Phone Off to turn off the
phone. The icon in the Navigation bar
changes to indicate the phone is now off.
Medium signal strength.
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Icons and Bubble Messages
Icon
Description
Tap this icon to display:
Bubble Options
Good signal strength.
Full signal strength.
Incoming SMS message
available.
Tap View to display the full message in
SMS Manager.
This bubble appears automatically
when a new SMS message is
received. It contains the sender’s
information and the first line of the
text message.
Tap Reply to switch to the SMS Manager
Compose screen. The 'To:' field is autofilled with the sender’s address.
Tap Save to put the message in the SMS
Manager Inbox.
Tap Delete to delete the message.
Tapping each button closes the bubble.
A new voicemail message is
available.
Tap Call Answerphone to dial the
Answerphone service and retrieve
voicemail messages.
This bubble appears automatically
when a voicemail notification is
received.
There is a call in progress to
the name or number shown
in the bubble.
Tap Hide to close the bubble.
Tap Hide to close the bubble.
Tap End to end the call.
This icon appears when
there is a call coming in or
going out.
For a call going out
Tap Hide to close the bubble.
Tap End to end the call.
A different bubble displays
for each circumstance.
If the incoming call is a conference call, a different bubble displays.
If the caller is in the Phonebook, the
name displays. If not in the Phonebook,
the caller’s number displays; if the
number can’t be read, “no number”
displays.
This bubble appears automatically
when a call comes in and while the
ringtone sounds.
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Tap Answer to answer the call; this
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Tap Reject to reject the call.
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Using the Dialler
The Dialler is the is the program that manages your GSM/GPRS cell phone calls.
To launch the Dialler, tap Start > Programs > uPhone > Dialler. The program launches and the uPhone Dialler screen opens:
Three information lines:
Dialler screen
Network–name of service provider.
Number/Name–dialed, incoming, and
outgoing calls.
Status–status of the phone.
Signal Strength Four bars is optimal.
Tap to send a call or
accept an incoming call
Tap to end a call
Tap to clear the Dialler screen
Phone keypad - tap the numbers to dial
Tap * and # buttons for
interactive voice systems;
i.e., touchtones.
Making a Call
Entering a Phone Number
You can:
• Enter the numbers manually using the phone keypad on the Dialler screen, the SIP, or the Dolphin keyboard.
• As you enter each number, the digits appears on the Dialler screen in the Name/Number line. If a contact matching
the entered number is found in the Phonebook, the name of the contact appears in the Name/Number line as you
type; tapping on the name enters the rest of the number automatically.
• Use the Phonebook to
• Select an existing contact.
Tap Tools > Phonebook, select a name or number in the list, and tap OK (you can also tap and hold on the entry).
The number is automatically entered in the Dialler and appears on the screen.
• Use speed dial.
Tap and hold on the list to see a popup menu of speed dial numbers.
• Use the Call Log
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When the phone is in Idle status, you can tap the Send button on the screen
, press the ENTER key, or tap
Tools > Call Log to see a list of the last 20 calls made or received. Tap and hold on an entry in the list and select Dial.
Pressing the Send button or ENTER key performs this function only when the phone is in an Idle Status.
Sending a Call
You can:
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• Tap the Send button
.
• Press the ENTER key on the keyboard.
• Press the appropriate key combination on the keyboard.
When the call is connected, the three information lines display the following:
Network Operator
Displays the name of the service provider you are using.
Name/Number
Displays the name and/or number you called. If the number is from your Phonebook, that entry
displays.
Status
The status of the call.
Idle - means no calls are incoming or outgoing.
In Call - means a phone call is in progress.
Incoming Call - means that a a call is coming in.
0:00
The numbers in the lower, right corner display the minutes:seconds that have elapsed.
Receiving a Call
When the Dialler screen is open and an incoming call is detected, text is displayed on the Dialler screen. If the Dialler is not visible
at the time of the incoming call, a Navigation Bar notification appears.
When a call is coming in, the ringtone sounds and the three information lines on the Dialler screen display the following:
Network Operator
Displays the name of the service provider you are using.
Name/Number
Displays the name and/or number calling in. If the number is in your Phonebook, that entry displays.
Status
Incoming Call.
Answering a Call
You can:
• Tap the Send button
.
• Press the ENTER key on the keyboard.
• Press the appropriate key combination on the keyboard.
Rejecting a Call
You can:
• Tap the End button
.
• Press the appropriate key combination on the keyboard.
Call Waiting
If call waiting is enabled, a second incoming call can be received while a first call is in progress. The second incoming call uses
a different ringtone but displays the same incoming call notification.
If a second call is coming in, answering it automatically places the first call on hold. You can also reject the second call by tapping
the End button.
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Ending a Call
To end or reject a call, you can:
• Tap the End button
.
• Press the appropriate key combination on the keyboard.
Call Waiting
If two calls are in progress, the above options end the active call and place the other on hold.
To activate the call on hold, tap Send or press ENTER or the key combination to send calls.
To end the call on hold, tap End or press the key combination to end calls on the keyboard.
Conference Call
If a conference call is in progress, tap End or the key combination to end calls.
Call Waiting
The uPhone Dialler supports call waiting functionality. This means that you can receive a second call while on a first call.
Placing the Current Call on Hold
When a second call is coming in, to place the current call on hold
• Tap the Send button
.
• Press the ENTER key on the keyboard.
• Press the key combination for sending calls on the keyboard.
The Status line of the first call changes to Call on Hold. Tapping Send
Making a Second Call
again restores the call on hold.
To make a second call, place the current call on hold, then dial the second number. When there are
two calls (one active and one held) the status line displays In Call, Call on Hold.
Switching Between Calls
To switch between the active and held call, tap Send, press ENTER, or the appropriate key
combination to send calls. The display is updated to show the active call details, and that the other
call is on hold.
Making Conference Calls
In addition to supporting call waiting functionality, the uPhone Dialler enables you to join two calls into a conference call. When
two calls are in progress, tap the phone icon on the Navigation bar. This opens a bubble dialog that enables you to conference
both calls into one.
Button
Tapping this button…
Hold Active and Accept Held
Swaps between the currently held and active calls. Tapping Send or pressing ENTER performs the same function without opening this bubble dialog.
End Active and Accept Held
Drops the current active call and connects the held call.
Join Held in Conference Call
Connects the held call and the currently active call in a three-way conference call.
More than three parties can join a conference call via networking; each of the other parties
can add another call to the conference, and so on.
End Held
Drops the held call, and continues with the currently active call.
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Button
Tapping this button…
Hide
Closes the bubble.
Touchtones
To transmit touchtones for interactive voice systems while in a call, you can
• Tap the 0-9, *, and # buttons on the uPhone Dialler screen.
• Press 0-9 keys on the Dolphin keyboard; use the uPhone Dialler screen buttons for * and #.
Dialler Menus
There are three menus in the Dialler application:
1. Tools - Accesses application tools.
2. Settings - Opens application settings.
3. Help - Opens the About screen.
Tools Menu
The Tools menu provides the following options:
Menu Item
Description
See Page
Phonebook
Displays the Phonebook
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Opens the Call Log
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SMS Manager
Opens the SMS Manager Inbox
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Select Skin
Selects a new skin for the uPhone Dialler application.
N/A
Configuration
Opens the uPhone Configuration control panel.
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Ringtones
Opens the ring tone selection control panel.
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Charging
Displays call meter values.
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Menu Item
Description
See Page
USSD
Sends text messages via USSD as opposed to SMS.
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Exit
Exit the uPhone Dialler.
Settings Menu
Speakerphone
Toggles speakerphone mode on and off. When an audio plug (for a headset) is inserted into the audio
jack (2.5mm), Speakerphone is inactive on this menu.
Mic mute
Toggles microphone mute on and off (the other party cannot hear a private conversation when the
microphone is muted). This mode is active only during a call and automatically cancelled at the end
of a call.
A checkmark to the left of the menu item indicates that the mode is active. When the menu item is grayed-out, it is unavailable
and cannot be selected.
Phonebook
The Phonebook contains the contacts from the SIM card and Pocket Contacts. If fixed dialing is set in the SIM, then only those
numbers in the fixed dialing list are shown in the Phonebook, and only these numbers can be called from the Dialler.
You can access the Phonebook manually by opening the Dialler and going to Tools > Phonebook. When you tap and hold on
an entry, a popup menu displays.
Dial
Opens the Dialler with the number entered ready for dialing.
Send SMS
Opens the SMS Manager in the Compose screen with the 'To:' field populated with the number.
Speed Dial 2-9
These eight slots are used to assign the Dialler Speed Dial keys. To assign a number to a Speed Dial
slot, tap on an entry to assign the number. Tapping and holding the associated button when in Dialler
will automatically dial the assigned contact.
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Ringtone Configuration
Different ringtones, with individual volume settings, can be set for the following:
Ring Tone
Sounds on an incoming call.
Message Tone
Sounds on an incoming SMS or Voicemail notification.
Call Waiting Tone
Sounds to indicate an incoming call while you are already on a voice call.
You can access Ringtones two ways:
1. Tap Start > Settings > Personal tab > Ringtones icon OR
2. Open the Dialler (tap Start > Programs > uPhone > Dialler) and tap Tools > Ringtones. The Ringtones screen opens
displaying the current settings.
Select the desired ringtone for each type of tone in the drop-down lists. Tapping OK saves any changes. Opening another screen
without tapping OK discards any changes.
WAV Files
You can customize your ringtones with *.wav files installed on your terminal. To appear here, *.wav files must be stored in the
Programs Files > uPhone >Ring Tones folder.
Previewing Tones
You can preview each tone by selecting the *.wav file in the drop-down list and tapping the Preview button. Use the slider to set
the volume for each tone.
While the tone is playing, the Preview button changes to a Stop button; tap it to stop the preview.
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Charging
Accessed from the Tools menu, the Charging tool displays call meter values from the network service provider. Tap Tools >
Charging and the Charging window opens displaying the current values for the phone.
Field
Description
Call meters
Current call
Displays the number of charge units used on the current call.
Accumulated calls
Displays the number of charge units used to date.
Maximum available
Displays the maximum number of units available from the subscriber.
Refresh
Updates the Current call and Accumulated calls fields with the number of charge units used,
read from the SIM card.
Reset accumulated calls
Display a window for the subscriber to enter a PIN number–“PIN2”–from the subscriber.
When the correct PIN is entered, the accumulated call units are reset to 0 on the SIM card.
Set maximum available
Display a window for the subscriber to enter a PIN number–“PIN2”–from the subscriber.
When the correct PIN is entered, the maximum available charge units for the user is set on
the SIM card.
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USSD
Short for Unstructured Supplementary Service Data, (USSD) is a technology unique to GSM that enables session-based textmessaging as opposed to SMS, which is store-and-send text-messaging. Turnaround response times for interactive applications
are generally shorter for USSD than SMS. USSD is not currently available on all carrier networks.
USSD communicates with a USSD application portal, a news portal or a chat session with a co-worker.
Tap Tools > USSD.
Send
Sends the text entered in the Message section and begins the USSD session.
End
Ends the USSD session.
Message
Enter text to a USSD portal.
Network message
Displays the USSD message received from the network, allowing a session-based interaction.
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Call Log
The Call Log maintains a list of the last 20 calls made or received in each of the following categories:
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•
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Voice Calls In (Default)
Voice Calls Out
Voice Calls Missed
GPRS Data
You can access the Call Log two ways:
1. Tap Start > Programs > uPhone > Call Log OR
2. Open the Dialler and tap Tools > Call Log.
The Call Log opens displaying the last few Voice Calls In; the most recent call always appears at the top.
Name
The phone number or the name if the call was from or to a matching entry in the Phonebook.
Time
Time and date the call started. This is the local time and date.
Duration
Duration of the call (hours:minutes:seconds). The clock starts when the call connects, not when
dialed.
From the drop-down list, select the option you want to view.
To see everything, select All Calls.
Tools Menu
Clear
Deletes the entire Call Log.
Exit
Closes the Call Log.
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uPhone Configuration
uPhone Settings enable you to establish the normal operating parameters for uPhone applications.
Requirements
To open the uPhone configuration tools, the GSM radio must be enabled and an active SIM must be installed. The configuration
tools access the network directly. If you are not connected, settings cannot be configured and you will receive an error notification
when you attempt to open the configuration tools.
Accessing uPhone Configuration
You can access uPhone Settings two ways:
1. Tap Start > Settings > System tab > uPhone icon
.
2. In the Dialler application, selecting Tools > Configuration.
An animated wait icon displays the following message while the system accesses the network.
If there is no response from the network within 60 seconds, this message times-out and the control panel closes.
If the network responds, the uPhone Settings screen displays; the General tab appears first by default.
Tab Windows
uPhone Configuration consists of five tabs: General, Network, Divert, Bar, and Messaging.
Tapping OK accepts any changes and exits the uPhone Configuration.
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General Tab
Field
Description
Phone Number
This is the phone number stored on the SIM. It is displayed here for information only.
Answerphone
This is the number to dial to retrieve voicemail messages. To enter a new number, tap on this
field and enter the digits.
Call waiting
Select On or Off to enable or disable call waiting functionality. Call waiting must be set to On
for conference calls.
PIN protection
Select On or Off to enable or disable PIN protection. If enabled, a PIN number is requested
when the phone is switched on.
Change PIN
This button is active only if PIN protection is set to On. Otherwise, the button is grayed-out.
If you tap Change PIN, a dialog box appears enabling you to change the PIN.
Enter the PIN. Tap OK to save the change. While typing, the numbers appear as asterisks to
hide the number from observation by third parties.
Network Tab
The Network tab provides the ability to choose between Automatic and Manual network selection.
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If you choose Manual network selection, the drop-down list of available networks activates. Choose a network from this list and
tap OK. A wait icon appears while the system accesses the selected network.
Divert Tab
The divert tab enables you to select divert options for incoming calls when you are unavailable to answer; e.g., when the phone
is off, you are out of network coverage, busy, or not able to answer.
All Calls diverts all incoming calls automatically.
Unavailable diverts incoming calls when you are unavailable.
The options in both lists are as follows:
Not Diverted
Select this option to not divert calls. This is the default setting for both All Calls and Unavailable lists.
Answerphone
Select this option to divert calls to voicemail.
To number
Select this option to forward incoming calls to another number.
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Bar Tab
The Bar tab sets enables you to bar both incoming and outgoing calls.
Bar outgoing calls
Bar incoming calls
Change barring code
Select one of the following options from the drop-down list:
Not barred
No restrictions on outgoing calls.
International calls
Bar international calls.
International except…
Only international calls to the home country designated on the SIM
card can be made.
All outgoing calls
Bar all outgoing calls.
Select one of the following options from the drop-down list:
Not barred
No restrictions on incoming calls.
Incoming calls when…
Bar incoming calls when the network coverage is in roaming status.
All incoming calls
Bar all incoming calls.
Tap this button to change the barring code.
In the Old code field, enter the current code, and enter the new code in the New code and the
Confirm code fields. While typing, the numbers appear as asterisks to hide the number from
observation by third parties.
To save the barring options, tap OK. The system displays a dialog requesting the barring password
before sending the updated settings to the network. Type in the password and tap OK.
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Messaging Tab
The Messaging tab enables you to adjust the default SMS settings.
Request Delivery Reports
By default, the SMS manager receives a confirmation report that each SMS message has been sent.
These confirmation reports can take up valuable space and memory. Therefore, you can cancel these
reports on this tab by selecting Off and tapping OK.
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This setting enables you to control the number of times the system will try to send an SMS message
until the message is sent. Nine is the default number. To change the default, enter the number in the
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SMS Manager
Abbreviated for Short Message Service, SMS enables the transmission of short messages (140-160 characters) to and from a
cell phone. SMS messages travel over the system's control channel, which is separate from the voice channel.
SMS Manager supports creation, sending, receiving, and storing of SMS text messages. Text messages sent or received can
be up to 160 characters long.
Opening the SMS Manager
You can access the SMS Manager two ways:
1. Tap Start > Programs > uPhone > SMS Manager, OR
2. Open the Dialler (Start > Programs > uPhone > Dialler) and tap Tools > SMS Manager. The SMS Manager opens to the
Inbox, which displays a list of your most recent text messages.
There are three folders: Inbox, Sent, and Outbox. Tap the Inbox folder to see all three folders. The name of the folder appears
in the gray bar just under the title bar.
Tap here
Note: Click the SMS box to expand and collapse the folders.
Inbox
The Inbox folder displays received text messages. Received messages have an envelope icon to the left. The Inbox folder also
receives error messages from text messages that could not transmit successfully.
When the Inbox folder is selected, received messages appear in the list.
To
Do this…
Open a message
Tap on the message and the content of the message appears.
Delete a message
Tap and hold on the message. Tap Delete on the popup menu that appears.
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Sent Folder
The Sent folder displays sent messages.
Outbox Folder
The Outbox folder displays text messages waiting to be sent.
Sending an SMS Message
1. In the task tray at the bottom of the screen, tap New. The new message screen opens with the cursor active in the text area.
2. Tap inside the To: field. To add the number, you can type it in or tap To: to select an entry from your Phonebook.
•
You must type a number that is in the appropriate international ISDN format for the country you are dialing. However,
you can dial a local number without the country code.
• Destination numbers can start with a “+” sign.
3. Tap inside the text area. To write a message, you can use the SIP or the terminal keyboard.
The Remaining characters field displays how many characters you can type in a message. Because 160 is the maximum
number of characters per message, the number portion of the field counts backwards from160 as you type.
4. When finished typing, tap the Send icon to transmit the message
.
If you tap OK before tapping Send, the program requests confirmation before discarding the message.
5. The Sending message box appears over the message.
6. When the message has been sent, the Message sent box appears.
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Icons at the Top of the Message Screen
Icon
Description
At the top of the window:
Copy selected text.
Cut selected text.
Paste text.
Undo the previous action.
This icon appears only in a message that has been sent.
Tapping this button will re-send the message.
In the task tray at the bottom of the window:
Send all messages in the Outbox.
Edit Menu
The Edit menu provides the same options as the icons at the top of the screen, with the following additional options:
Select All
Selects all text in the active message section.
Clear Selection
De-selects all text in the active message section.
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GPRS Settings
uPhone includes pre-configured GPRS connection profiles to connect to a GPRS network. When the GSM driver is enabled
uPhone selects the appropriate pre-configured profile based on the service provider information on the installed SIM card.
Before connecting to GPRS, you need to confirm and save the selected uPhone GPRS profile (or create one) in uPhone GPRS
Settings, then enter the ISP information in Microsoft’s connection manager.
The default profiles are for a modem connection. However, you can also configure GPRS for VPN or Proxy Server connections
by creating a GPRS connection profile for that connection type in Microsoft’s connection manager.
Requirements
No ActiveSync
Make sure that you are not connected to a host PC via ActiveSync when configuring the connection
settings!
Service Provider Information
You need the APN Number, and User name and Password from your network service provider.
Configuring the GPRS Connection
The GSM driver installs pre-configured GPRS connection profiles. When enabled, the GSM driver reads the installed SIM card
and selects the matching pre-configured connection profile.
1. Tap Start > System > Connections tab > uPhone GPRS. The GPRS Settings screen appears with the selected profile in
the Current Profile drop-down list. .
2. In the Current Profile drop-down list, select the profile associated with your account.
The Details section is already complete. A default GPRS profile (for a modem connection) is created in Microsoft’s
connection manager based on the profile selected here.
If your profile does not appear in the Current Profile list, select Add new and complete the Details section.
3. In the Details section
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•
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Type in the APN number
Type in the IP address (Leave blank to use DHCP.)
Select the Protocol
4. Tap OK. You return to the Connections tab.
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5. Because GPRS is ISP technology, you need to complete the connection profile in Microsoft’s connection manager with
information from your ISP. On the Connections tab, tap Connections. The connections manager opens.
6. Tap Manage existing connections.
This default GPRS profile
loads into the connection
manager based on the
service provider profile
selected in uPhone’s GPRS
Settings; see Step 2 above.
Note: A modem connection is the default connection type. If you want to create a VPN connection, for example, you need to
create a GPRS profile on the VPN tab using the parameters in the following steps.
7. Make sure that GPRS is selected and tap Edit.
8. You can enter a custom name for the connection but leave PhoneTSP Line (GPRS) as the selected modem.
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9. Tap Next.
10. Enter the number provided by your ISP or leave the default “GPRS” if no number has been provided. If you leave “GPRS,”
the GSM radio uses the APN Number entered in the uPhone profile (see Step 2 above). Tap Next.
11. Enter the User name and Password provided by your ISP. Tap Finish.
Entering your user name and password here in the connection manager profile means that you don’t have to enter them
every time you try to connect via GPRS.
12. Tap and hold on the GPRS connection and select Connect on the popup menu.
13. You terminal attempts to connect to the GPRS network. When the connection is established, the double arrows appear in
the Navigation bar
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14. To verify your connection, tap Start > Programs > Internet Explorer. Your homepage should appear.
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Applications
Dolphin terminals ship with the following Microsoft applications installed:
• Calendar (page 12-1)
• Contacts (page 12-3)
• Tasks (page 12-5)
• Notes (page 12-7)
• Messaging (page 12-7)
• Pocket Internet Explorer (page 12-11)
• Pocket Word (page 12-14)
• Pocket Excel (page 12-15)
• Windows Media Player for Pocket PC (page 12-17)
• MSN Messenger (page 12-18)
• Pictures (page 12-19)
Note: Microsoft® Money, Microsoft® Reader are NOT installed on the Dolphin 7900 when shipped but may be installed from the
Microsoft Companion CD.
Calendar
Use Calendar to schedule appointments, including meetings and other events. You can check your appointments in one of
several views (Agenda, Day, Week, Month, and Year) and easily switch views by using the View menu.
Note: You can customize the Calendar display, such as changing the first day of the week, by tapping the Tools menu.
Creating an Appointment
1. If you are in Day or Week view, tap the desired date and time for the appointment.
2. Tap New.
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3. Using the input panel, enter a description and a location. Tap first to select the field.
4. If needed, tap the date and time to change them.
5. Enter other desired information. To see all available fields, hide the input panel.
6. To add notes, tap the Notes tab. You can enter text, draw, or create a recording.
For more information on creating notes, refer to Notes on page 12-7.
7. When finished, tap OK to return to the calendar.
Note: If you select Remind me in an appointment, you will be reminded according to the options set in Start > Settings >
Personal tab > Sounds & Reminders.
Using the Summary Screen
When you tap an appointment in Calendar, a summary screen displays the details of the appointment.
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Creating Meeting Requests
You can use Calendar to set up meetings with users of Outlook or Pocket Outlook. The meeting request is created automatically
and sent either when you synchronize Inbox or when you connect to your e-mail server. Indicate how you want meeting requests
sent by tapping Tools and then Options. If you send and receive e-mail messages through ActiveSync, select ActiveSync.
Scheduling a Meeting
1. Create an appointment.
2. In the appointment details, hide the input panel, and then tap Attendees.
3. From the list of e-mail addresses you’ve entered in Contacts, select the meeting attendees. The meeting notice is created
automatically and placed in the Outbox folder.
For more information on sending and receiving meeting requests, see Calendar Help and Inbox Help.
Contacts
Contacts maintains the contact information - phone numbers, e-mails, addresses, etc. - you need on your terminal.
Note: To change the way information is displayed in the list, tap Tools > Options.
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Creating a Contact
1. On the Contacts screen, tap New.
2. Using the SIP or Dolphin keyboard, enter the contact’s information. Scroll down to see all available fields.
3. To assign the contact to a category, scroll to and tap Categories, then select a category from the list.
(In the contact list, you can display contacts by category.)
4. To add notes about this contact, tap the Notes tab. For more information on creating notes, refer to Notes on page 12-7.
5. When finished, tap OK to return to the contact list.
Searching for Contacts
There are four ways to find a contact:
• In the contact list, enter a contact name in the box under the navigation bar. To show all contacts again, clear text from the
box or tap the button to the right of the box.
• In the contact list, tap the category list (labeled All Contacts by default) and select the type of contact that you want displayed.
To show all contacts again, select All Contacts. To view a contact not assigned to a category, select None.
• To view the names of companies your contacts work for, in the contact list, tap View > By Company. The number of contacts
that work for that company are displayed to the right of the company name.
• Tap Start > Find, enter the contact name, select Contacts for the type, and then tap Go.
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Using the Summary Screen
When you tap a contact in the contact list, a summary screen displays their information.
Tasks
Note: To change the way information is displayed in the list, tap Tools > Options.
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Creating a Task
1. Tap New.
2. Using the SIP or Dolphin keyboard, enter the task information.
If the input panel is open, you need to hide it to see all available fields.
3. Tap Starts to enter a start date and/or Due to enter a due date for the task.
4. To assign the task to a category, tap Categories and select a category from the list.
In the task list, you can display tasks by category.
5. To add notes, tap the Notes tab.
For more information on creating notes, refer to Notes on page 12-7.
6. When finished, tap OK to return to the task list.
Note: To quickly create a task with only a subject, tap Entry Bar on the Tools menu. Then, tap Tap here to add a new task and
enter your task information.
Using the Summary Screen
When you tap a task in the task list, a summary screen displays the task information.
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Notes
Quickly capture thoughts, reminders, ideas, drawings, and phone numbers with Notes. If a note is open when you create the
recording, it will be included in the note as an icon.
Creating a Note
1. Tap New.
2. Type your note using the SIP or the Dolphin keyboard.
Messaging
Use Messaging to send and receive e-mail messages; this is your email Inbox. To use e-mail, you can:
• Synchronize e-mail messages with Microsoft Exchange or Microsoft Outlook on your desktop computer.
• Send and receive e-mail messages by connecting directly to an e-mail server through an ISP or a network.
Synchronizing E-mail Messages
E-mail messages can be synchronized as part of the general synchronization process. You need to enable Inbox synchronization
in ActiveSync. For information on enabling Inbox synchronization, see ActiveSync Help on the desktop computer.
During synchronization:
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• Messages are copied from the mail folders of Exchange or Outlook on your desktop computer to the ActiveSync folder in Inbox
on the terminal. By default, you will receive messages from the past three days only, the first 100 lines of each message, and
file attachments of less than 100 KB in size.
• E-mail messages in subfolders must be selected in ActiveSync on your desktop computer to be transferred.
• E-mail messages in the Outbox folder on the terminal are transferred to Exchange or Outlook, and then sent from those
programs.
Note: You can also synchronize e-mail messages with your desktop computer from a remote location. For more information,
see Chapter 7.
Connecting Directly to an E-mail Server
In addition to synchronizing e-mail messages with your desktop computer, you can send and receive e-mail messages by
connecting to an e-mail server. When you connect the terminal to the e-mail server, new messages are downloaded to the Inbox
folder, messages in the Outbox folder are sent, and messages that have been deleted on the e-mail server are removed from
the Inbox folder.
Messages received directly from an e-mail server are linked to your e-mail server rather than your desktop computer. When you
delete a message on the terminal, it is also deleted from the e-mail server the next time you connect the terminal to the e-mail
server according to the settings selected in ActiveSync.
You can work online or offline. When working online, you read and respond to messages while connected to the e-mail server.
Messages are sent as soon as you tap Send, which saves space on the terminal. When working offline, after you’ve downloaded
new message headers or partial messages, you can disconnect from the e-mail server and then decide which messages to
download completely. The next time you connect, Inbox downloads the complete messages you’ve marked for retrieval and
sends the messages you’ve composed.
Receiving Messages
When you connect to your e-mail server or synchronize with your desktop computer, by default, you’ll receive messages from
the last five days only, the first 100 lines of each new message, and file attachments of less than 100 KB in size. The original
messages remain on the e-mail server or your desktop computer.
You can mark the messages that you want to retrieve in full during your next synchronization or e-mail server connection. In the
message list, tap and hold the message you want to retrieve. On the pop-up menu, tap Mark for Download. The icons in the
Inbox message list give you visual indications of message status.
You specify your downloading preferences when you set up the service or select your synchronization options. You can change
them at any time:
• Change options for Inbox synchronization using ActiveSync options. For more information, see ActiveSync Help.
• Change options for direct e-mail server connections in Inbox on the terminal. Tap Tools and then tap Options. On the Service
tab, tap the service you want to change. Tap and hold the service and select Delete to remove a service.
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Using the Message List
Messages you receive are displayed in the message list. By default, the most recently received messages are displayed first in
the list and unread messages are displayed in bold type.
When you tap on a message to open it, the following screen appears:
Composing Messages
1. Tap New.
2. In the To field, enter the e-mail or SMS address of one or more recipients, separating them with a semicolon (;), or select a
name from the contact list by tapping the Address Book button.
All e-mail addresses entered in the e-mail fields in Contacts appear in the Address Book.
3. Compose your message. To enter preset or frequently used messages, tap My Text and select a message.
4. Tap Send when you’ve finished the message.
If you are working offline, the message is moved to the Outbox folder and will be sent the next time you connect.
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5. If you are sending an SMS message and want to know if it was received, tap Edit, Options, and select Request SMS text
message delivery notification before sending the message.
Managing E-mail Messages and Folders
Messages are displayed in one of five folders for each service you have created: Inbox, Deleted Items, Drafts, Outbox, and Sent
Items.
The Deleted Items folder contains messages that have been deleted on the device. The behavior of the Deleted and Sent Items
folders depends on the selected options. To select these options, tap Tools > Options > Message tab.
To move a message to another folder, in the message list, tap and hold the message, tap Move to on the pop-up menu, and
select the desired folder.
To create additional folders, tap Tools > Manage Folders.
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Folder Behavior with a Direct Connection to an E-mail Server
The behavior of the folders you create depends on whether you are using ActiveSync, SMS, POP3, or IMAP4.
ActiveSync
If you use ActiveSync, e-mail messages in the Inbox folder in Outlook on your desktop computer are automatically synchronized
with the terminal. You can select to synchronize additional folders by designating them for ActiveSync. The folders you create
and the messages you move will then be mirrored on the server.
For example, if you move two messages from the Inbox folder to a folder named Family, and you have designated Family for
synchronization, the server creates a copy of the Family folder and copies the messages into that folder. You can then read the
messages while away from your desktop computer.
SMS
If you use SMS, messages are stored in the Inbox folder.
POP3
If you use POP3 and you move e-mail messages to a folder you created, the link is broken between the messages on the terminal
and their copies on the mail server. The next time you connect, the mail server will see that the messages are missing from the
terminal Inbox and delete them from the server. This prevents you from having duplicate copies of a message, but it also means
that you will no longer have access to messages that you move to folders created from anywhere except the terminal.
IMAP4
If you use IMAP4, the folders you create and the e-mail messages you move are mirrored on the server. Therefore, messages
are available to you anytime you connect to your mail server, whether it is from the terminal or desktop computer. This
synchronization of folders occurs whenever you connect to your mail server, create new folders, or rename/delete folders when
connected.
Pocket Internet Explorer
Use Microsoft Pocket Internet Explorer to view Web or WAP pages. You can use the following methods:
• During synchronization with your desktop computer, download your favorite links and mobile favorites that are stored in the
Mobile Favorites subfolder in Internet Explorer on the desktop computer.
• Connect to an ISP or network and browse the Web. When connected to an ISP or network, you can also download files and
programs from the Internet or intranet.
Accessing Pocket Internet Explorer
To open Pocket Internet Explorer, tap Start and then Internet Explorer.
You can use Pocket Internet Explorer to browse Mobile Favorites and channels that have been downloaded without connecting
to the Internet. You can also connect to the Internet through an ISP or a network connection and browse the Web.
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Browse the Internet on Your Terminal
Note: You must set up a connection to your ISP or corporate network using Connections before browsing; see Using an ISP on
page 8-8.. If you select Pocket Internet Explorer before setting up the network connections, a screen may appear allowing
you to proceed to the connection settings screen.
1. Open Internet Explorer (Start > Internet Explorer).
2. To connect and start browsing, tap View and then Address Bar.
3. In the address bar that appears at the top of the screen, enter the Web address you want to visit and then tap Go.
4. Tap the arrow to choose from previously entered addresses. If Mobile Favorites have been set up, you can tap one of them
to start browsing. See Mobile Favorites Folder on page 12-12.
View Options
You can switch to a One Column view, which condenses web content into a single column so that you do not have to scroll right
to see the entire page. Tap View > Layout > One Column.
Default View
One Column View
Mobile Favorites Folder
Purpose
The Mobile Favorites folder was created on your desktop computer when you installed ActiveSync. It enables you to create
Favorite Links on your desktop computer that you can transfer to your Dolphin terminal. Those Favorite Links are then available
when browsing the internet on your terminal.
Process
First, you create your Favorite Links in the Mobile Favorites folder on your desktop computer. Then, the next time you sync your
desktop computer with your terminal, those Mobile Favorites are transferred to the Mobile Favorites folder on to your terminal.
Only items stored in the Mobile Favorites subfolder in the Favorites folder in Internet Explorer on your desktop computer are
synchronized with the Mobile Favorites folder on your terminal.
Note: Unless you mark a Favorite Link as a mobile favorite, only the link downloads to your terminal, and you will need to connect
to your ISP or network to view the content. For more information on synchronization, see ActiveSync Help on the desktop
computer.
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Creating and Synchronizing Mobile Favorites
If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or later on your desktop computer, you can download Mobile Favorites to the
terminal. Synchronizing mobile favorites downloads Web content to your device so that you can view pages while you are
disconnected from your ISP and desktop computer.
Use the Internet Explorer plug-in installed with ActiveSync to create mobile favorites
1. On your desktop computer, open Internet Explorer, click Tools > Create Mobile Favorite.
2. To change the link name, enter a new name in the Name box.
3. Optionally, in Update, select a desired update schedule.
4. Tap OK. Internet Explorer downloads the latest version of the page to your desktop computer.
5. If you want to download the pages that are linked to this mobile favorite, in Internet Explorer on the desktop computer, rightclick the mobile favorite and then click Properties. On the Download tab, specify the number of links down that you want to
download. To conserve memory, go only one level down.
6. Synchronize the terminal and desktop computer. Mobile favorites that are stored in the Mobile Favorites folder in Internet
Explorer are downloaded to the terminal.
If you did not specify an update schedule in Step 3, you will need to manually download content to keep the information updated
on your desktop computer and terminal. Before synchronizing, in Internet Explorer on your desktop computer, click Tools and
then Synchronize. You will see the last time content was downloaded to the desktop computer, and you can manually download
content if needed.
You can add a button to the Internet Explorer toolbar for creating mobile favorites. In Internet Explorer on your desktop computer,
click View, Toolbars, and then Customize.
Using Mobile Favorites and Channels
1. Open Pocket Internet Explorer.
2. Tap the Favorites button to display your list of favorites
.
3. Tap the page you want to view.
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You’ll see the page that was downloaded the last time you synchronized with your desktop computer. If the page is not on the
terminal, the favorite will be dimmed. You will need to synchronize with your desktop computer again to download the page to
the terminal, or connect to the Internet to view the page.
Mobile favorites take up storage memory on the terminal. To minimize the amount of memory used:
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In the settings for the Favorites information type in ActiveSync options, turn off pictures and sounds, or stop specific
mobile favorites from being downloaded to the terminal. For more information, see ActiveSync Help.
Limit the number of downloaded linked pages. In Internet Explorer on the desktop computer, right-click the mobile
favorite you want to change and then Properties. On the Download tab, specify 0 or 1 for the number of linked pages
you want to download.
Using AvantGo® Channels
AvantGo is a free interactive service that provides access to personalized content and thousands of popular web sites. Subscribe
to AvantGo channels directly from the terminal. For more information, visit: http://avantgo.com/frontdoor/index.html.
1. In ActiveSync options on the desktop computer, turn on synchronization for the AvantGo information type.
2. In Pocket Internet Explorer, tap the Favorites button to display your list of favorites
.
3. Tap the AvantGo Channels link.
4. Tap Activate and follow the directions on the screen. Synchronize the terminal with your desktop computer and then tap the
My Channels button to complete the AvantGo setup.
5. When synchronization is complete, tap the AvantGo Channels link in your list of favorites to see a few of the most popular
channels. To add or remove channels, tap the Add or Remove link.
Pocket Word
Pocket Word works with Microsoft Word on your desktop computer to give you easy access to copies of your documents. You
can create new documents on the terminal, or you can copy and paste documents from your desktop computer. Synchronize
documents between your desktop computer and your device so that you have the most up-to-date content in both locations.
You can open only one document at a time; when you open a second document, you’ll be asked to save the first. You can save
a document you create or edit in a variety of formats, including Word (.doc), Pocket Word (.psw), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and
Plain Text (.txt).
Using Pocket Word
Pocket Word contains a list of the files stored on the terminal. Tap a file in the list to open it. To delete, make copies of, and send
files, tap and hold a file in the list. Then, select the appropriate action on the pop-up menu.
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You can change the zoom magnification by tapping View > Zoom, and then selecting the percentage you want. Select a higher
percentage to enter text and a lower one to see more of your document. If you’re opening a Word document created on a desktop
computer, select Wrap to Window on the View menu so that you can see the entire document.
Creating a Word File
To create a new file, tap Start > Programs > Pocket Word > New. A blank document appears. If you’ve selected a template for
new documents in the Options dialog box, that template appears with appropriate text and formatting already provided.
You can enter information in Pocket Word in one of two modes (typing on the SIP or keyboard and drawing), which are displayed
on the View menu.
Typing Mode
Using the SIP or Dolphin keypad, enter typed text into the document.
To format existing text and to edit text, first select the text. You can select text as you do in a Word document, using your stylus
instead of the mouse to drag through the text you want to select. You can search a document to find text by tapping Edit and
then Find/Replace.
Drawing Mode
In drawing mode, use your stylus to draw on the screen. Gridlines appear as a guide. When you lift your stylus off the screen
after the first stroke, you’ll see a drawing box indicating the boundaries of the drawing. Every subsequent stroke within or touching
the drawing box becomes part of the drawing.
For more information on using Pocket Word, tap Start and then Help.
Pocket Excel
Pocket Excel works with Microsoft Excel on your desktop computer to give you easy access to copies of your workbooks. You
can create new workbooks on the terminal, or you can copy and paste workbooks from your desktop computer. Synchronize
workbooks between your desktop computer and the terminal so that you have the most up-to-date content in both locations.
You can open only one workbook at a time; when you open a second workbook, you’ll be asked to save the first. You can save
a workbook you create or edit in a variety of formats, including Pocket Excel (.pxl) and Excel (.xls).
Pocket Excel contains a list of the files stored on your device. Tap a file in the list to open it. To delete, make copies of, and send
files, tap and hold a file in the list. Then select the appropriate action from the pop-up menu. Pocket Excel provides fundamental
spreadsheet tools, such as formulas, functions, sorting, and filtering. To display the toolbar, tap View > Toolbar.
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Creating an Excel File
To create a new file, tap Start > Programs > Pocket Excel > New. A blank workbook appears. If you’ve selected a template for
new workbooks in the Options dialog box, that template appears with appropriate text and formatting already provided.
If your workbook contains sensitive information, you can protect it with a password. To do so, open the workbook, tap Edit, and
then Password. Every time you open the workbook, you will need to enter the password, so choose one that is easy for you to
remember but hard for others to guess.
Tips for Working in Pocket Excel
• View in full-screen mode to see as much of your worksheet as possible. Tap View and then Full Screen. To exit full-screen
mode, tap Restore.
• Show and hide window elements. Tap View and then tap the elements you want to show or hide.
• Freeze panes on a worksheet. First select the cell where you want to freeze panes. Tap View > Freeze Panes. You might
want to freeze the top and left-most panes in a worksheet to keep row and column labels visible as you scroll through a sheet.
• Split panes to view different areas of a large worksheet. Tap View > Split. Then drag the split bar to where you want it. To
remove the split, tap View > Remove Split.
• Show and hide rows and columns. To hide a hidden row or column, select a cell in the row or column you want to hide. Then
tap Format,> Row or Column > Hide. To show a hidden row or column, tap Tools > Go To, and then type a reference that
is in the hidden row or column. Then tap Format > Row or Column > Unhide.
For more information on using Pocket Excel, tap Start > Help.
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Windows Media Player for Pocket PC
Use Microsoft Windows Media Player (WMP) for Pocket PC to play digital audio and video files stored on the terminal. To switch
to Windows Media Player for Pocket PC, tap Start > Windows Media.
After a media file has been loaded, you can play, pause, stop, song advance/reverse, mute sound, or adjust volume.
This slider indicates the
progress of media playback.
Tools Menu
The tools menu allows you to perform several important functions.
About gives you information about the codecs used in your version of WMP.
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Settings allows you to configure several important aspects of WMP.
Properties gives a detailed listing of a media file's attributes.
Open URL allows you to open WMP-compliant media from a network or Internet resource.
Add Web Favorite adds a streaming media file that is currently playing to web favorites.
Repeat plays a playlist repeatedly.
Shuffle plays items in a playlist in a random order.
MSN Messenger
MSN Messenger is an instant messaging program that lets you:
• See who is online.
• Send and receive instant messages.
• Have instant message conversations with groups of contacts.
Note: To use MSN Messenger, you must have a Microsoft Passport™ account or a Microsoft Exchange e-mail account. You
must have a Passport to use MSN Messenger Service. If you have a Hotmail or MSN account, you already have a
Passport account. Sign up for a Microsoft Passport account at www.passport.com.
Setting Up
Before you can connect for the first time, you must enter the information from your Passport or Exchange account. After you set
up your account information on the terminal for the first time, you will go directly to login when you access MSN Messenger.
Note: Ensure that you are connected to the Internet (see Connections Tab on page 7-15).
1. Tap Start > Programs > MSN Messenger
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2. Tap Tools > Options > Account tab.
3. In the Accounts tab, enter your Passport or Exchange account information.
Be sure to indicate the service you’re using to connect - Messenger or Exchange.
4. When complete, tap OK. You are returned to the sign-in screen.
5. To sign in, tap the sign-in screen and enter your e-mail address and password.
Note: If you already use MSN Messenger, your contacts will show up on your device without being added again.
Pictures
Use Pictures to view JPEG pictures stored on the terminal or storage card.
To begin, tap Start > Programs > Pictures.
Choose to view main memory or storage card contents. By tapping and holding on an image, you can create a clone of that file,
delete that file, select all files, send file via e-mail, beam picture, or rename the image.
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Dolphin HomeBase
Overview
As the hub of your Dolphin 7900 system, the Dolphin HomeBase charging and communication cradle supports both RS-232 and
USB communications, enabling your terminal to interface with the majority of PC-based enterprise systems.
Communications
RS-232 transmits data at speeds of up to 115 Kbps. With USB port, the data transmission rate goes up to 12 Mbps.
Dolphin HomeBases cannot be physically connected to each other–sometimes referred to as “daisy-chaining”–but can be
networked together via serial or USB hubs.
Convenient Storage
Intelligent battery charging makes the Dolphin HomeBase a safe and convenient storage receptacle for your Dolphin terminal.
Capacity
The Dolphin HomeBase can charge two battery packs: one that’s installed in the terminal and another in the auxiliary battery
well. While charging the battery pack in the terminal, the HomeBase also powers the Dolphin terminal. The auxiliary battery well
located behind the terminal well charges a battery pack independently of the terminal well.
Intelligent Battery Charging
The Dolphin HomeBase completes a full charge of the main battery pack in less than four hours.
In addition to charging, the HomeBase powers the intelligent battery charging system in the terminal that protects the battery
from being damaged by overcharging. The unit senses when a battery pack is fully charged and automatically switches to a trickle
charge that maintains the battery at full capacity.
As battery packs charge, the charging circuitry follows the two-step charging process (CC-CV) that is recommended for Li-Ion
batteries. The process monitors changes in temperature, current, and voltage.
As a result, Dolphin terminals may be stored in the HomeBase without damage to the terminals, battery packs, or peripherals.
Power Supply
The Dolphin HomeBase is available with US, UK, and European power supplies. Each version is designed to convert that voltage
from the power sources in each geography to the 9.5 volts DC required by the Dolphin terminal.
!
Use only the peripherals, power cables, and power adapters from Hand Held Products. Use of peripherals, cables, or
power adapters not sold/manufactured by Hand Held Products will void the warranty and may damage the terminal.
!
Use only the Li-ion battery packs provided by Hand Held Products. The use of any battery pack not sold/manufactured by
Hand Held Products in a Dolphin terminal will void your warranty and may result in damage to the Dolphin terminal or
battery.
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Front Panel
Terminal Well
DOCK
LED
AUX
Battery
LED
COMM
LED
AUX Battery LED
Indicates status of the battery charging in the auxiliary battery well; see page 13-5.
This color…
means…
Orange
The auxiliary battery is charging.
Green
The auxiliary battery has completed charging and is ready for use.
COMM LED
This is the communication LED. It indicates the status of data transfer between the Dolphin terminal and the host
PC. The color of this LED differs if the HomeBase is using the serial or USB port connection.
If using the serial port
This color…
means…
Red
Serial data is being sent from the host device to the Dolphin HomeBase.
Green
Serial data is being sent from the Dolphin HomeBase to the host device.
Orange
Serial data is being sent at high data rates.
If using the USB port
This color…
means…
Green LED
A USB connection is established with the host computer.
DOCK LED
Turns solid green when the Dolphin terminal is properly seated in the Dolphin HomeBase. When this light is on, the
terminal is connected to the base.
Terminal Well
Place the Dolphin terminal in this well to communicate with a host device, power the terminal, and charge its battery
pack. If the host device is a desktop computer that uses ActiveSync, synchronization begins immediately.
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Back Panel
Auxiliary Battery
Well
DC Power RS-232 Port
Jack
USB Port
Auxiliary Battery Well
The auxiliary battery well charges an additional Li-ion battery pack independently of the terminal well. This feature
ensures that you can always have a fully-charged battery for your Dolphin terminal; see Charging a Spare Battery
in the Auxiliary Battery Well on page 13-5.
DC Power Jack
Use a power cable from Hand Held Products to supply power to this power jack. For more information, see Powering
the Dolphin HomeBase on page 13-4.
RS-232 Port
For RS-232 data communication, use the 9-pin, RS-232 cable from Hand Held Products to connect this port to a
peripheral device. For more information, see RS-232 Serial Connector on page 13-4.
USB Port
This USB Port is full-speed and 2.0 compliant and requires ActiveSync 3.7 or higher. Using a USB cable, you can
connect the HomeBase to a USB-compliant device. When the HomeBase is connected to the device, the terminal
is connected to the device when seated in the terminal well.
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RS-232 Serial Connector
The following diagram displays the pins of the RS-232 serial connector of the Back Panel (see page 13-3).
Pi n #
Description
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Interna l Jumpe r to Pi n 6
TXD
RXD
DSR
GND
DTR
CTS
R TS
RI
Note: Signals referenced are for a DTE device. The HomeBase is at a right-angle to the printed circuit board (PCB). The ninth
pin has a ring indicator (RI).
Powering the Dolphin HomeBase
The terminal requires 9.5 volts DC input for communications and battery charging; the power adapter on the power cable converts
the voltage from the power source to 9.5 volts DC. Only power adapter cables from Hand Held Products converts the voltage
appropriately.
We recommend that you leave the Dolphin HomeBase connected to its power source at all times, so that it is always ready to use.
1. Connect the power cable to the DC jack on the rear panel of the HomeBase.
2. Connect the power cable to the power adapter.
3. Plug the power adapter into the power source.
4. The HomeBase is now powered. When a terminal is inserted into the terminal well, the HomeBase powers the terminal,
charges the terminal’s main battery pack, and launches ActiveSync communications (if applicable.)
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Charging the Main Battery
The Dolphin HomeBase powers the terminal and fully charges its main battery pack in less than four hours. To check battery
power, see Power on page 7-10.
To Power a Terminal and Charge its Main Battery
1. Install the battery pack in the terminal; see Install the Main Battery Pack on page 2-5.
2. Power the HomeBase; see Powering the Dolphin HomeBase on page 13-4.
3. Slide the terminal into the terminal well until the Dock LED lights green to indicate that the terminal is properly seated.
4. The battery pack begins charging.
Charging a Spare Battery in the Auxiliary Battery Well
The auxiliary battery well located on the back panel (Auxiliary Battery Well, page 13-3) charges a spare battery. The AUX Battery
LED (page 13-2) on the front panel indicates the charge status of the battery in this well. Charge time is less than four hours and
the charge process is independent of the terminal well.
1. Insert the end of the battery without the locking tab into the bottom of the auxiliary well opening.
2. Snap the battery into place with a hinging motion. The Aux Battery LED lights orange.
3. The AUX Battery LED monitors the charge progress.
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ActiveSync Communications with the HomeBase
The HomeBase can communicate via USB or RS-232 using ActiveSync 3.7 or higher. The HomeBase should have only one type
of interface cable connected at a time, either USB or RS-232.
USB
The USB Port (see page 13-3) on the back panel allows the Dolphin terminal to communicate with a
PC or to networked through a USB hub. The HomeBase acts as a USB device by interfacing the USB
signals of the Dolphin to the USB signals of the host computer.
RS-232
The RS-232 Port (see page 13-3) on the back panel allows the Dolphin terminal to communicate with
a PC, modem, or any RS-232 device using a standard serial cable and communications software.
Maximum data transfer rate is 12 Mbps.
Maximum data transfer rate is 115 Kbps.
Required Equipment for Setup
• HomeBase powered by a power adapter cable from Hand Held Products
• USB Cable
• Serial Cable (for RS-232)
• ActiveSync v3.7 or higher
• Windows® 98 Second Edition*, Windows® Me, Windows® 2000, or Windows® XP computer.
Note: The HomeBase does not support Windows NT® when using a USB connection. This is because Windows NT does not
support USB. *Windows® 98 second edition provides full USB support.
USB Communications
The Dolphin terminal is defaulted to support USB communications out of the box.
To Install the HomeBase Using USB
1. Plug in the power supply and connect it to the back of the HomeBase.
2. Plug the USB cable into the back of the HomeBase and the PC.
3. At this point, the hardware is installed and operating. (You may need to reboot your PC to complete the installation process.)
Setting up the Terminal for ActiveSync Communications
1. On the terminal, tap Start > ActiveSync > Tools > Options. ActiveSync opens displaying the PC tab.
2.
In the Use this PC drop-down list, select the name of the host PC.
3. Select Sync with this PC during manual sync to indicate that the terminal syncs with the selected host PC when
synchronization is run from the terminal.
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4. Tap Options.
5. Select Enable PC sync using this connection, and select ‘USB Connection from the drop-down list.
6. Tap OK and place the Dolphin in the HomeBase. The Dolphin terminal attempts to start an ActiveSync connection with the
PC automatically.
Setting up the PC for ActiveSync Communications
Verify that ActiveSync on the PC has selected the appropriate communication type by clicking File > Communication
Properties.
The Allow USB connection with this desktop computer box must be checked. Do not check the serial cable box.
RS-232 Communications
Connecting the Cables
Connect the HomeBase to the host computer or other device by plugging an RS-232 serial cable into the RS-232 Port (see page
13-3) on the back panel. The wiring of your cable depends on whether the other device is set up as a Data Communications
Equipment (DCE) or Data Terminal Equipment (DTE) device.
The HomeBase communication port is configured as a DCE device. To communicate with a DCE device, use either a null modem
adapter in line with a standard RS-232 cable, or a null-modem serial cable. To communicate with a DTE device such as a PC,
use a standard (or straight-through) RS-232 cable.
You can make your own cables by following the pin configuration in the chart below. To do so, you must determine if your host
RS-232 device is 9-pin or 25-pin, and whether it is configured as a DCE or DTE device.
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RS-232 Pin Configuration
HomeBase /Host Port
(DCE)
IBM AT DB9
(DTE)
IBM XT DB25
(DTE)
Modem DB25
(DCE)
2 / (RD)
2
3
2
3 / (TD)
3
2
3
5 / (SG)
5
7
7
4 / (DTR)
4
20
6
6 / (DSR)
6
6
20
7 / (RTS)
7
4
5
8 / (CTS)
8
5
4
Pin / Input Signal
Note: The HomeBase cannot be daisy-chained.
Setting up the Terminal for ActiveSync Communications via RS-232
1. On the terminal, tap Start > ActiveSync > Tools > Options. ActiveSync opens displaying the PC tab.
2.
In the Use this PC drop-down list, select the name of the host PC.
3. Select Sync with this PC during manual sync to indicate that the terminal syncs with the selected host PC when
synchronization is run from the terminal.
4. Tap Options.
5. Under When cradled, select Enable PC sync using this connection, and select ‘115200 Default from the drop-down list.
‘115200 baud is recommended for RS-232 communication.
6. Tap OK and place the Dolphin in the HomeBase. The Dolphin terminal attempts to start an ActiveSync connection with the
PC automatically.
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Setting up the PC for ActiveSync Communications
ActiveSync must be installed and configured for RS-232 on the desktop computer to sync successfully with a Dolphin terminal
that is configured for RS-232 communication. Verify that ActiveSync on the PC has the correct ActiveSync Connection Settings.
Open ActiveSync and click File > Communication Properties.
Note: You can have the USB connection box checked in addition to the serial cable box without affecting processing. However,
you should use RS-232 or USB.
Communicating with the Dolphin Terminal
1. Insert the Dolphin terminal into the terminal well of the HomeBase.
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•
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The DOCK LED lights green. If the DOCK LED does not light, make sure that the terminal is properly seated. You
may need to remove and re-insert the terminal.
The Dolphin terminal activates. If the terminal does not power on, verify that the Hand Held Products power supply
is properly connected to the cradle and plugged into a functioning outlet.
The Dolphin terminal automatically opens ActiveSync to establish a connection.
2. The HomeBase can now transfer data between the terminal and the host device. If communication does not occur, check
the port connections to ensure that the cradle is correctly configured.
Verifying Communication
You can verify that the USB driver is functioning by watching the COMM LED on the USB HomeBase. When the
COMM LED lights solid green, the HomeBase is communicating with the PC.
Verifying Data Transfer
The COMM LED flashes when data is being transferred via the HomeBase. For an RS-232 connection, the COMM
LED flashes red and green. For a USB connection, the COMM LED flashes green.
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Mounting the HomeBase
Set the Dolphin HomeBase on a dry, stable surface, such as a desktop or workbench near an electrical outlet. Be sure to provide
enough workspace with good lighting for the user to view and operate the Dolphin terminal while it is in the HomeBase.
When choosing a location, bear in mind that:
• The mounting location must allow users easy access to the AUX Battery LED (see page 13-2).
• The serial, USB, and power jack face straight out of the rear panel. You will most likely want easy access to them in the future.
Desk Mounting
Dolphin charging/communication cradles have a DIN rail (7.5mm high X 35mm wide) slot on the bottom to allow for secure desk
attachment of the unit if desired.
Serial and USB port location (not in view)
Auxiliary
Battery
Well
DIN Rail
(7.5 X 35 mm)
1. Slide the DIN rail slot along the bottom panel.
2. Using the appropriate nuts and bolts, secure the DIN rail to the desk or flat surface.
Wall Mounting
A wall mount kit that contains a screws and a mounting bracket can be purchased separately. The bottom panel of the HomeBase
contains four rubber feet - one at each corner - that help keep it stable and secure when resting on a flat surface. Those rubber
feet should be removed with pliers before wall mounting the HomeBase.
1. Secure screws to the bottom panel by sliding them into the available slots.
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2. Attach the bottom panel to the mounting bracket - match the holes to the secured screws.
Open slot for the
connector and
power cables
3. Fasten the screws to secure the HomeBase to the mounting bracket.
4. Turn the secured HomeBase right side up.
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5. Using the appropriate screws, secure the mounting bracket to the wall or vertical surface as shown.
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Dolphin Mobile Base
Overview
The Dolphin Mobile Base charging and communication cradle is designed specifically for in-premise and in-transit data collection
applications. It features a flexible mounting bracket, a cigarette lighter adapter, and a power cable to adapt it to your environment.
When a terminal is seated in the Mobile Base, its main battery pack charges in less than four hours. The serial connector supports
RS-232 communication and power out to peripheral devices, such as hand held scanners.
As the hub of your mobile data collection system, the Mobile Base performs three important functions: charging, communications,
and storage.
Charging
The Mobile Base completes a full charge of the main battery pack in less than four hours. The Mobile Base also
provides power to the intelligent battery charging system in all Dolphin terminals that senses when a full charge has
been achieved and switches to a trickle charge to prevent over- and undercharging.
Communications
The Mobile Base transmits data at speeds of up to 115K baud via its RS-232 serial port.
Convenient Storage
Intelligent battery charging makes the Mobile Base a safe and convenient storage receptacle for your Dolphin
terminal.
Capacity
The Mobile Base holds one terminal.
!
Use only the peripherals, power cables, and power adapters from Hand Held Products. Use of peripherals, cables, or
power adapters not sold/manufactured by Hand Held Products will void the warranty and may damage the terminal.
!
Use only the Li-ion battery packs provided by Hand Held Products. The use of any battery pack not sold/manufactured by
Hand Held Products in a Dolphin terminal will void your warranty and may result in damage to the Dolphin terminal or
battery.
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Dolphin Mobile Base Hardware Overview
Front Panel
Latch
Spring Arm Assembly
Terminal Well
DOCK LED
COMM LED
Latch
You can use the latch at the top of the spring arm assembly to snap a seated terminal into place. The latch can rest
on top of the hand strap slot on the back panel of the terminal; see page 14-6.
Spring Arm Assembly
For more information, see Spring Arm Assembly on page 14-5..
Terminal Well
Place the terminal in this well to communicate with a host device and charge the main battery pack.
DOCK LED
Lights solid green when the Dolphin terminal is properly seated in the terminal well.
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COMM LED
Indicates the status of data transfer between the host device and the Dolphin terminal
COMM LED Color
Indicates that…
Red
Data is being sent from the host device to the Dolphin Mobile Base.
Green
Data is being sent from the Dolphin Mobile Base to the host device.
Orange
Data is being sent at high data rates.
Bottom Panel
Power
Supply
Connector
RS-232 Serial
Communications
Port
Power Supply Connector
Attach a power cable from Hand Held Products to this connector. The Mobile Base can be powered by an external
DC power source between 11 VDC to 48 VDC. To run on vehicle power, you can use the 12 VDC cable or 24 VDC
cable option. The appropriate cable comes with the kit you ordered. The 12 VDC cable can be used with a cigarette
lighter outlet. The 24 VDC, pigtail cable can be used to “hard-wire” into the vehicle power bus.
!
Verify that the power source is always within the specified range and observe correct input voltage polarity. An improper input
voltage range (above the 48 VDC maximum) or reverse polarity could damage the power conversion circuitry.
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RS-232 Serial Communications Port
Use a standard serial cable to connect to the host device via RS-232. The following diagram displays the pin
diagram of the serial connector of the bottom panel of the Mobile Base.
Pin #
Description
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Internal Jumper to Pin 6
TXD
RXD
DSR
GND
DTR
CTS
RTS
5 VOLT OUT
Signals referenced are for a DTE device.
The Mobile Base connector is straight to the printed circuit board (PCB). The ninth pin sends 500mA at 5 Volts
power out. This can power a peripheral device, such as a mobile printer, as long as that peripheral device can
accept 500mA at 5 Volts.
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Back Panel
Latch
Spring Arm Assembly
Ball Joint
Spring Arm Assembly
The spring arm assembly holds the terminal securely in place and connects the Mobile Base to the ball joint.
Ball Joint
There are two ball joints: one on the back of the Mobile Base and one on the mounting bracket. Both ball joints are
inserted into the mounting bracket and secured by the turnscrew.
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Mounting the Dolphin Mobile Base
There are three items you use to mount the Dolphin Mobile Base: the ball joints on the both the back panel and the ball joint
connector, the mounting bracket, and the turnscrew.
Latch - securing the
terminal
Turnscrew
Mounting Bracket
Ball Joint
Connector
Turnscrew
The turnscrew is located on the top of the bracket. Rotate the turnscrew to secure or loosen the ball joint slots.
Mounting Bracket
The bracket contains the turnscrew and two slots - one for the ball joint on the back panel and one for the ball joint
connector. Both ball joints are inserted into a slot and secured with the turnscrew.
Ball Joint Connector
The ball joint is what you attach to the mounting surface. It is comprised of a ball joint and flat disk. The disk contains
drill holes you use to secure the Mobile Base to the mounting surface.
To Mount the Dolphin Mobile Base
1. Secure the ball joint connector to a stable, mounting surface.
When selecting a surface, keep in mind that the power supply and serial connectors point straight out the bottom panel.
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2. On the mounting bracket, loosen the turnscrew.
3. Insert both ball joints into the mounting bracket.
4. Tighten the turnscrew to secure both ball joints.
Powering the Dolphin Terminal
When seated in a Mobile Base that is connected to the appropriate power source, the Dolphin terminal receives the power to
charge its main battery and run its internal circuitry. Keep the Mobile Base plugged into the power source so that the Dolphin
terminal battery pack stays fully charged.
Charging the Dolphin Terminal
Dolphin terminals contain an intelligent battery charging system that monitors the charging of the battery pack to protect the
battery from damage by overcharging. Therefore, the Dolphin terminal may be stored indefinitely in the Mobile Base without
damage to the terminal, the battery pack, or the Mobile Base.
1. Insert a battery pack into the Dolphin terminal.
2. Slide the terminal, imager window up and the LCD visible, into the terminal well of the Mobile Base until it stops.
3. When the Dolphin terminal is properly seated, the DOCK LED lights solid green. The terminal begins charging
automatically.
Setting Up the Mobile Base for Communications
The Mobile Base RS-232 interface allows the Dolphin terminal to communicate to a personal computer, modem, or any standard
RS-232 device using a standard serial cable and communications software.
Connecting the Cables
Plug an RS-232 serial cable into the RS-232 Communications Port on the bottom panel. Plug the other end of the RS-232 serial
cable into the correct port on the host RS-232 device.
The wiring of your cable depends on whether the other device is set up as a Data Communications Equipment (DCE) or Data
Terminal Equipment (DTE) device. The Mobile Base communication port is configured as a DCE device. To communicate with
a DCE device, use either a null modem adapter in line with a standard RS-232 cable, or a null-modem serial cable. To
communicate with a DTE device such as a computer, use a standard (or straight-through) RS-232 cable.
RS-232 Pin Configuration
Refer to this table if you want to make your own cables. To do so, you must determine if your host RS-232 device is 9-pin or 25pin and configured as a DCE or DTE device.
Mobile Base /Host Port
(DCE)
IBM AT DB9
(DTE)
IBM XT DB25
(DTE)
Modem DB25
(DCE)
2 / (RD)
2
3
2
3 / (TD)
3
2
3
5 / (SG)
5
7
7
4 / (DTR)
4
20
6
6 / (DSR)
6
6
20
7 / (RTS)
7
4
5
8 / (CTS)
8
5
4
Pin / Input Signal
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Configuring the Terminal for ActiveSync Communications
1. On the terminal, tap Start > ActiveSync > Tools > Options. ActiveSync opens displaying the PC tab.
2.
In the Use this PC drop-down list, select the name of the host PC.
3. Select Sync with this PC during manual sync to indicate that the terminal syncs with the selected host PC when
synchronization is run from the terminal.
4. Tap Options.
5. Under When cradled, select Enable PC sync using this connection, and select 115200 Default from the drop-down list.
‘115200 baud is recommended for RS-232 communication.
6. Tap OK.
7. Place the Dolphin in the Mobile Base. The Dolphin attempts to start an ActiveSync connection with the desktop computer
automatically.
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Dolphin ChargeBase
Overview
The Dolphin ChargeBase is a four-slot charging cradle that can power four Dolphin terminals, and charge their main batteries in
less than four hours. Each charging slot charges terminals independently of the other slots.
Charging
The Dolphin ChargeBase completes a full charge of the main battery pack in less than four hours. The ChargeBase
also provides power to the intelligent battery charging system in all Dolphin terminals that senses when a full charge
has been achieved and switches to a trickle charge to maintain the full charge.
As battery packs charge, the charging circuitry follows the two-step charging process (CC-CV) that is recommended
for Li-Ion batteries. The process monitors changes in temperature, current, and voltage.
Convenient Storage
Intelligent battery charging makes the Dolphin ChargeBase a safe and convenient storage receptacle for Dolphin
terminals.
Capacity
The ChargeBase can hold up to four Dolphin 7900 terminals.
!
Use only the peripherals, power cables, and power adapters from Hand Held Products. Use of peripherals, cables, or
power adapters not sold/manufactured by Hand Held Products will void the warranty and may damage the terminal.
!
Use only the Li-ion battery packs provided by Hand Held Products. The use of any battery pack not sold/manufactured by
Hand Held Products in a Dolphin terminal will void your warranty and may result in damage to the Dolphin terminal or
battery.
Dolphin ChargeBase Parts and Functions
Front Panel
Terminal Wells
Dock LED
Charge LED
Terminal Wells
The ChargeBase contains four terminals wells. Each terminal well
• Holds and charges the main battery pack of one Dolphin terminal.
• Contains the companion to the industrial-grade, 17-pin connector on the bottom panel of Dolphin terminals.
• Has two LEDs on the front: the Dock LED and the Charge LED.
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Dock LED
Each terminal well displays a Dock LED on the front that lights solid green when a terminal is properly seated, which
means that the terminal and the base are connected.
Charge LEDs
Each terminal well displays a Charge LED on the front that lights green to indicate charging. For details, see
Charging Terminals in the ChargeBase on page 15-3.
Back Panel
Power Supply Connector
Power Supply Connector
This connector receives input from the power adapter. Plug the power connector cable from the power adapter into
this connector. There is no ON/OFF switch on the back panel of the ChargeBase. The ON/OFF switch is on the
power adapter.
Power Supply
The Dolphin ChargeBase includes a power supply that contains a power adapter to ensure the proper voltage. The power adapter
plugs into standard AC/DC outlets.
Power Adapter
Power
Connector
Cable
ON/OFF
Switch
Power Cord
ON Position
Supplying Power to the ChargeBase
!
You must use the power adapter provided by Hand Held Products with the Dolphin ChargeBase. Using a non-Hand Held Products
power adapter voids your warranty and could result in serious damage to the circuitry of the Dolphin ChargeBase.
1. Be sure the power switch on the power adapter is in the OFF position.
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2. Plug the power cord into the power adapter.
3. Plug the power connector cable into the power connector on the back panel of the ChargeBase.
4. Plug the power cord into a standard wall outlet.
5. On the power adapter, turn the power switch to the ON position. The LEDs light as the ChargeBase powers up.
6. The Dolphin ChargeBase is ready to begin charging terminals.
Inserting and Removing Terminals
To insert a terminal, hold the terminal with the bottom panel perpendicular to the base. Slide the terminal into the well until the
Dock LED lights solid green. Charging begins immediately.
To remove a terminal, grasp it firmly in your hand and lift it up and out of the terminal well. The LEDs for the terminal well turns off.
Charging Terminals in the ChargeBase
The Dolphin ChargeBase charges the main battery of each terminal in less than four hours. The Dolphin ChargeBase works with
the intelligent battery charging system incorporated in the Dolphin terminal to prevents overcharging. This means that Dolphin
terminals may be stored in the ChargeBase indefinitely without damage to the terminals, battery packs, or the ChargeBase.
1. Power the ChargeBase; see Supplying Power to the ChargeBase on page 15-2.
2. Insert a terminal into a terminal well; see Inserting and Removing Terminals on page 15-3.
3. The Charge LED lights green to indicate that the terminal is powered and charging.
Mounting the Dolphin ChargeBase
The Dolphin ChargeBase should be placed on a dry, stable surface. To easily adapt the ChargeBase to your environment, it can
be mounted on a flat, horizontal surface such as a desktop or workbench, or a flat, vertical surface such as a wall.
When choosing a location, always bear in mind that
• The mounting location must allow users easy access to the power connector.
• The ChargeBase should be oriented so that users can easily read the labels.
Bottom Panel
The bottom panel of the Dolphin ChargeBase offers two mounting options: insert a DIN Rail in the available slot for desk mounting
or secure two mounting brackets with the available screw slots.
Screw Slots
Rubber Feet
DIN Rail Slot
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Using the DIN Rail
All Dolphin charging/communication cradles have a slot for a 7.5mm (high) X 35mm (wide) DIN rail on the bottom panel that
enables you to mount to a desk or secure, flat surface.
1. Slide the DIN Rail into the DIN Rail slot on the bottom panel.
2. Turn the ChargeBase and DIN Rail right side up.
3. Secure the DIN Rail to a stable, flat horizontal surface.
Using the Mounting Brackets
A wall mount kit can be purchased separately. It contains two mounting brackets to secure both ends of the ChargeBase. Use
the screws and the mounting brackets to mount the ChargeBase to a wall or other vertical surface. Each mounting bracket
contains an open slot in the back to accommodate the connector cables.
The bottom panel of the ChargeBase contains rubber feet that hold it steady on a flat surface. We recommend that those rubber
feet be removed with pliers prior to applying the mounting brackets to the bottom panel.
1. Secure the screws into the four screw slots on the bottom panel. Insert the heads into the round end and slide towards the
narrow end until the screw is secure.
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2. Attach the bottom panel to the two mounting brackets.
Washer/nut sets and
screws in slots
3. Using the nuts and bolts, secure the mounting brackets to the bottom panel.
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Dolphin QuadCharger
Overview
The Dolphin QuadCharger is a four-slot charging station that can charge a Li-ion battery in less than four hours. The fourth slot
features a battery analyzer that completely resets and re-calibrates a battery and displays its resulting capacity.
Compatibility
The QuadCharger is compatible with the Li-ion batteries that power Dolphin 7900 Series terminals.
Charging Process
Each charging slot works independently of the other three.
As battery packs charge, the charging circuitry follows the two-step charging process (CC-CV) that is recommended
for Li-Ion batteries. The process monitors changes in temperature, current, and voltage. The charger also resets
and calibrates battery pack data to accurately show battery status on the Dolphin display.
!
Use only the peripherals, power cables, and power adapters from Hand Held Products. Use of peripherals, cables, or
power adapters not sold/manufactured by Hand Held Products will void the warranty and may damage the terminal.
!
Use only the Li-ion battery packs provided by Hand Held Products. The use of any battery pack not sold/manufactured by
Hand Held Products in a Dolphin terminal will void your warranty and may result in damage to the Dolphin terminal or
battery.
Dolphin QuadCharger Parts and Functions
Front Panel
Status LEDs
1
2
3
4
SLOT
4
BATT
ER
CAPAC Y
ITY
100%
Battery
Capacity
Indicator
LEDs
0%
ANALYZ
E
O
CHAR
Analyze Button
GE/AN
ALYZE
Charging Slots
Charge/Analyze Slot
Charging Slots
The QuadCharger contains four charging slots. Each slot holds one battery. When a battery is placed in a slot, it
immediately begins charging.
Charge/Analyze Slot
This is the fourth slot and the only one that can be used to analyze a battery. When a battery is placed in this slot,
it begins charging just as it does in the other three slots. However, if you press the ANALYZE button, it runs the
battery in this slot through the complete Analyze cycle. For more information, see Using the Battery Analyzer on
page 16-4.
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Battery Capacity Indicator LEDs
These LEDs give a readout of the remaining battery capacity after it has run through a complete analyze cycle. For
more information, see Battery Capacity Indicator LEDs on page 16-2.
Analyze Button
Press this button to start a battery analyze cycle; see Using the Battery Analyzer on page 16-4..
Status LEDs
A status LED is located above each of the four battery slots. The color of the LED indicates the charge status of the
batteries in its slot.
Status LED color
This color indicates that the battery in the slot…
Green
Has completed its charge cycle and is ready for use.
Orange
Is being charged at a maximum charge rate.
Red
Encountered an error during the most recent charge cycle.
Rear Panel
O
CHARGE/ANALYZE
ALYZE
0%
0%
PACITY
TTERY
LOT 4
1
2
3
4
Swc
Power Switch
Status LED
Power Supply Connector
Power Switch
Toggle the power switch to turn the QuadCharger on and off.
Power Supply Connector
Use this connector to attach the power supply to the QuadCharger. The universal power supply accepts input
voltages between 90-265 volts.
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Supplying Power to the QuadCharger
You must use the power adapter cable from Hand Held Products so that voltage is adjusted appropriately.
1. Locate the AC power adapter cable and plug it into the power source.
2. Connect the power cable to the power adapter.
3. Connect the power cable to the supply connector on the back of the QuadCharger.
4. Press the power switch to the ON position.
The power LED illuminates green, and the charger performs a self-diagnostic test that lasts approximately five seconds.
Inserting and Removing Battery Packs
To insert a battery pack, place the end of the battery without the locking tab into the bottom of the charging pocket and snap the
battery into place with a hinging motion. The Status LED for that particular slot illuminates orange when the battery has been
properly inserted.
To remove a battery pack, push the locking tab down and pull the battery out from the charging slot with a hinging motion.
Recommendations for Storing Batteries
To maintain top performance from batteries, follow these storage guidelines:
• Avoid storing batteries outside of the specified temperature range of -4 to 104° F (-20 to 40°C) or in extremely high humidity.
• For prolonged storage, do not keep batteries stored in a charger that is connected to a power source.
Charging Batteries in the QuadCharger
For best results, battery packs should be at room temperature before recharging them; temperature has a marked effect on
charging. The recommended temperature range is 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C).
1. Set up the QuadCharger.
2. Supply the QuadCharger with power and turn the power switch on.
3. Insert batteries into the appropriate slots. The Status LED for each slot turns orange to indicate that the battery has begun a
charge cycle.
4. When the Status LED turns green, the battery in the slot has completed charging.
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Using the Battery Analyzer
Purpose
Using the Charge/Analyze slot helps you monitor the charge capacity of Li-ion batteries over time. The LEDs in this slot provides
a readout of the battery’s capacity after a complete discharge and full charge. They tell you the maximum charge level the battery
can hold.
Location
The battery analyzer is located in the fourth slot of the ChargeBase. Only batteries in this slot can be analyzed.
Analyze Cycle
The Analyze cycle is initiated when a battery is placed in the Charge/Analyze slot and the ANALYZE button is
pressed. In an Analyze cycle, batteries are completely discharged, then recharged to capacity, as well as
completely reset and re-calibrated.
The length of time it takes for a battery to complete the Analyze cycle varies depends on initial state of the battery’s
charge. Minimum time is 8 hours, maximum time is 12 hours.
Battery Capacity Indicator LEDs
The Battery Capacity Indicator LEDs are located along the right side of the Charge/Analyze slot. These LEDs
display the capacity of the battery at the end of the Analyze cycle. Battery capacity is displayed as a percentage of
measured capacity/rated capacity. Each LED equates to 10% battery capacity.
Status LED
The Charge/Analyze slot also contains a standard status LED in the upper, left corner of the slot. When this slot is used for regular
charging, this LED operates in the usual manner; see Status LEDs on page 16-2..
When this slot is being used to analyze a battery, the status LED functions as follows:
Status LED color
Indicates that the battery in the slot…
Solid Green
Has completed the Analyze cycle.
Flashing Orange
Is being analyzed.
Solid Red
Encountered an error during the Analyze cycle.
To Analyze a Battery
Complete these steps:
1. Insert the battery into the Charge/Analyze slot (the fourth).
2. Press the ANALYZE button. The Status LED flashes orange to indicate that the analyzing cycle has begun.
3. Upon completion of the Analyze cycle, the Status LED lights solid green, and the Battery Capacity Indicator LEDs display
the battery’s capacity.
!
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The Dolphin QuadCharger is accumulating battery pack information during the entire Analyze cycle. Do NOT remove the battery
until the cycle has been completed.
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Mounting the QuadCharger
The Dolphin QuadCharger should be on a dry, stable surface. To easily adapt the QuadCharger to your environment, it can be
mounted on a flat, horizontal surface such as a desktop or workbench, or a flat, vertical surface such as a wall.
When choosing a location, always bear in mind that
• the mounting location must allow users easy access to power switch and power connector.
• the QuadCharger should be oriented so that users can easily insert and remove battery packs and read the labels, especially
for the Battery Analyzer.
Using the DIN Rail
Most Dolphin peripherals have a DIN Rail (7.5 high X 35 wide mm) slot on the bottom panel to enable secure mounting.
To mount the Dolphin QuadCharger, you slide the DIN Rail into the slot on the bottom panel. Then, using the appropriate nuts
and bolts, secure the DIN rail to the desk or wall.
Desk Mounting
The following graphic displays how to mount the QuadCharger to a desk:
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Wall Mounting
The following graphic displays how mount a QuadCharger to a wall:
Troubleshooting
If you encounter problems with your Dolphin QuadCharger, refer to chart below for possible solutions. If problems persist, please
contact Technical Support.
Problem
Issue
The Status LED does not come on when
I insert a battery pack into the Dolphin Check the power connections on the Dolphin QuadCharger; make sure the
POWER switch is ON and the battery pack is properly seated.
QuadCharger
The Status LED lights red during
charging.
Try to charge the battery in one of the other charging slots. If the red Status
LED comes on again, then the problem is associated with the battery pack.
If the red status stays with the charging slot, the problem is associated with
the charging circuity.
The Status LED lights red and stays on An error occurred during the self-diagnostic test for that particular charging
without a battery in the charging slot.
pocket. Call Hand Held Products Product Service and request an RMA.
For additional warranty and return information, see Customer Support on
page 17-1.
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Customer Support
Product Service and Repair
Hand Held Products provides service for all its products through service centers throughout the world. To obtain warranty or
non-warranty service, return the unit to Hand Held Products (postage paid) with a copy of the dated purchase record attached.
Contact the appropriate location below to obtain a Return Material Authorization number (RMA #) before returning the product.
North America
Hand Held Products Corporate Offices
Telephone:(800) 782-4263, option 3
Fax:
(704) 566-6015
E-mail:
naservice@handheld.com
América Latina
Hand Held Products América Latina
Teléfono: (800) 782-4263, opción 8, opción 4
Teléfono: (704) 998-3998, opción 8, opción 4
Fax:
(239) 263-9689
E-mail:
laservice@handheld.com
Brasil
Hand Held Products São Paulo
Teléfono: Int+55 (11) 2178-0500
Fax:
Int+55 (11) 2178-0502
Hand Held Products Rio de Janeiro
Teléfono: Int+55 (21) 2178-0500
Fax:
Int+55 (21) 2178-0505
São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro
E-mail:
brservice@handheld.com
México
Hand Held Products México
Teléfono: Intl+52 (55) 5203-2100
Fax:
Intl+52 (55) 5531-3672
E-mail:
mxservice@handheld.com
Europe, Middle East, and Africa
Hand Held Products Europe
Telephone:+31 (0) 40 29 01 633
Fax:
+31 (0) 40 2901631
E-mail:
euservice@handheld.com
Asia Pacific
Hand Held Products Asia/Pacific
Telephone:+852-2511-3050
Fax:
+852-2511-3557
E-mail:
apservice@handheld.com
Japan
Hand Held Products Japan
Telephone:+81-3-5770-6312
Fax:
+81-3-5770-6313
E-mail:
apservice@handheld.com
Online Product Service and Repair Assistance
You can also access product service and repair assistance online at www.handheld.com.
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Technical Assistance
If you need assistance installing or troubleshooting, please call your Distributor or the nearest Hand Held Products technical
support office:
North America/Canada:
Telephone:
Fax number:
E-mail:
(800) 782-4263, option 4 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST)
(315) 685-4960
natechsupport@handheld.com
América Latina:
Teléfono:
Teléfono:
E-mail:
(800) 782-4263, opción 8, opción 3
(704) 998-3998, opción 8, opción 3
latechsupport@handheld.com
Brasil
São Paulo
Teléfono:
Int+55 (11) 2178-0500
Fax:
Int+55 (11) 2178-0502
Rio de Janeiro
Teléfono:
Int+55 (21) 2178-0500
Fax:
Int+55 (21) 2178-0505
São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro
E-mail:
brtechsupport@handheld.com
México
Teléfono:
Teléfono:
E-mail:
(800) 782-4263, opción 8, opción 3
(704) 998-3998, opción 8, opción 3
latechsupport@handheld.com
Europe, Middle East, and Africa:
TelephoneEuropean Ofc: Int+31 (0) 40 79 99 393
U.K. Ofc:
Int+44 1925 240055
E-mail:
eutechsupport@handheld.com
Asia Pacific:
Telephone:
E-mail:
Int+852-3188-3485 or 2511-3050
aptechsupport@handheld.com
Online Technical Assistance
You can also access technical assistance online at www.handheld.com.
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Limited Warranty
Hand Held Products, Inc. ("Hand Held Products") warrants its products to be free from defects in materials and workmanship and
to conform to Hand Held Products’ published specifications applicable to the products purchased at the time of shipment. This
warranty does not cover any Hand Held Products product which is (i) improperly installed or used; (ii) damaged by accident or
negligence, including failure to follow the proper maintenance, service, and cleaning schedule; or (iii) damaged as a result of (A)
modification or alteration by the purchaser or other party, (B) excessive voltage or current supplied to or drawn from the interface
connections, (C) static electricity or electro-static discharge, (D) operation under conditions beyond the specified operating
parameters, or (E) repair or service of the product by anyone other than Hand Held Products or its authorized representatives.
This warranty shall extend from the time of shipment for the duration published by Hand Held Products for the product at the time
of purchase ("Warranty Period"). Any defective product must be returned (at purchaser’s expense) during the Warranty Period
to Hand Held Products’ factory or authorized service center for inspection. No product will be accepted by Hand Held Products
without a Return Materials Authorization, which may be obtained by contacting Hand Held Products. In the event that the product
is returned to Hand Held Products or its authorized service center within the Warranty Period and Hand Held Products determines
to its satisfaction that the product is defective due to defects in materials or workmanship, Hand Held Products, at its sole option,
will either repair or replace the product without charge, except for return shipping to Hand Held Products.
EXCEPT AS MAY BE OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE FOREGOING WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL
OTHER COVENANTS OR WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, ORAL OR WRITTEN, INCLUDING, WITHOUT
LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
HAND HELD PRODUCTS’ RESPONSIBILITY AND PURCHASER’S EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS
LIMITED TO THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF THE DEFECTIVE PRODUCT. IN NO EVENT SHALL HAND HELD
PRODUCTS BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, AND, IN NO EVENT, SHALL ANY
LIABILITY OF HAND HELD PRODUCTS ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH ANY PRODUCT SOLD HEREUNDER (WHETHER
SUCH LIABILITY ARISES FROM A CLAIM BASED ON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT, OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE
ACTUAL AMOUNT PAID TO HAND HELD PRODUCTS FOR THE PRODUCT. THESE LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY SHALL
REMAIN IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT EVEN WHEN HAND HELD PRODUCTS MAY HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH INJURIES, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES. SOME STATES, PROVINCES, OR COUNTRIES DO NOT
ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATIONS OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE
LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
All provisions of this Limited Warranty are separate and severable, which means that if any provision is held invalid and
unenforceable, such determination shall not affect the validity of enforceability of the other provisions hereof.
Hand Held Products extends these warranties only to the first end-users of the products. These warranties are non-transferable.
The limited duration of the warranty for the Dolphin 7900 Series is as follows:
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Terminals with an integrated imager are covered by a two-year limited warranty.
Terminals with an integrated laser engine are covered by a one-year limited warranty.
Touch screens are covered by a one-year limited warranty.
HomeBase, Mobile Base, Mobile Charger, Net Base, ChargeBase, and QuadCharger are covered by a one-year limited
warranty.
• Batteries are covered by a one-year limited warranty. Use of any battery not sold/manufactured by Hand Held Products may
damage the terminal and/or the battery and will void the warranty. Batteries returned to Hand Held Products in a reduced state
may or may not be replaced under this warranty. Battery life will be greatly increased when following the battery instructions
in the Dolphin 7900 Series User’s Guide.
• Use of any peripheral not manufactured/sold by Hand Held Products will void the warranty. This includes but is not limited to:
cables, power supplies, cradles, and docking stations.
• Use only power adapters approved for use by Hand Held Products. Failure to do so may result in improper operation or
damage to the unit and will void the warranty.
Hand Held Products extends these warranties only to the first end-users of the products. These warranties are non-transferable.
How to Extend Your Warranty
Hand Held Products offers a variety of service plans on our hardware products. These agreements offer continued coverage for
your equipment after the initial warranty expires. For more information, contact your Sales Representative, Customer Account
Representative, or Product Service Marketing Manager from Hand Held Products, or your Authorized Reseller.
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700 Visions Drive
P.O. Box 208
Skaneateles Falls, NY 13153-0208
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