Cadillac 2010 Escalade ESV Automobile User Manual

MX3-RFID Reference Guide
(Microsoft® Windows® CE .NET Equipped)
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Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
1
Overview .................................................................................................................... 1
When to Use This Guide ....................................................................................................................... 1
Document Conventions......................................................................................................................... 2
Related Manuals.................................................................................................................................... 2
RFID ........................................................................................................................... 3
MX3X vs MX3-RFID Chart ................................................................................................................. 4
Components .............................................................................................................. 5
Front and Back Views........................................................................................................................... 5
Endcap Options ..................................................................................................................................... 6
RFID Module ........................................................................................................................................ 6
Battery Well Vent Aperture .................................................................................................................. 7
Getting Started .......................................................................................................... 8
Insert Main Battery ............................................................................................................................... 9
Check Battery Status .......................................................................................................................... 9
About Lithium-Ion Batteries .............................................................................................................. 9
Optional Devices................................................................................................................................. 10
Attach the Stylus Clip (Optional) ..................................................................................................... 10
Apply the Protective Film to the Display (Optional)........................................................................ 10
Connect External Power Supply (Optional) ..................................................................................... 11
Connect Audio Jack (Optional) ........................................................................................................ 12
Power Button....................................................................................................................................... 12
Restart Sequence .............................................................................................................................. 12
Tapping the Touchscreen with a Stylus .............................................................................................. 13
Keypad Shortcuts.............................................................................................................................. 13
Touchscreen Calibration ..................................................................................................................... 14
Set the Display Contrast...................................................................................................................... 15
Set the Display Backlight Timer ......................................................................................................... 15
Set the Display Brightness .................................................................................................................. 15
Set the Power Schemes Timers ........................................................................................................... 16
Battery Power Scheme ..................................................................................................................... 16
AC Power Scheme............................................................................................................................ 16
Set the Audio Speaker Volume ........................................................................................................... 17
Using the Keypad ............................................................................................................................. 17
Using the Touchscreen ..................................................................................................................... 17
Setup the Radio and Network ................................................................................ 18
Access the Terminal Emulation Parameters ........................................................ 18
Read an RFID Tag ................................................................................................... 19
Installing PCMCIA and CF Cards........................................................................... 20
Installing / Removing Cards................................................................................................................ 20
Preparation........................................................................................................................................ 20
Installation ........................................................................................................................................ 20
Removal............................................................................................................................................ 21
Entering Data........................................................................................................... 21
Keypad Entry ...................................................................................................................................... 21
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Stylus Entry......................................................................................................................................... 21
Input Panel .......................................................................................................................................... 22
Integrated Laser Scanner Data Entry .................................................................................................. 22
RFID Tag Data Collection .................................................................................................................. 23
Tethered Scanner................................................................................................................................. 23
ActiveSync............................................................................................................... 24
Introduction......................................................................................................................................... 24
Initial Setup ......................................................................................................................................... 25
USB Connection............................................................................................................................... 25
Serial Connection ............................................................................................................................. 25
Radio ................................................................................................................................................ 25
IrDA Connection .............................................................................................................................. 26
Synchronizing from the Mobile Device .............................................................................................. 26
Connect and Communicate ................................................................................................................. 27
Explore ................................................................................................................................................ 27
Copy the MX3-RFID LXEbook to the Mobile Device (Optional) ..................................................... 27
Backup Data Files using ActiveSync.................................................................................................. 28
Prerequisites ..................................................................................................................................... 28
Serial Port Transfer........................................................................................................................... 28
Infrared Port Transfer ....................................................................................................................... 28
USB Transfer.................................................................................................................................... 28
Connect............................................................................................................................................. 28
Disconnect ........................................................................................................................................ 28
Cold Boot and Loss of Host Re-connection ..................................................................................... 29
Troubleshooting ActiveSync............................................................................................................... 30
The Passive Vehicle Cradle.................................................................................... 31
Passive Cradle Assembly Components ............................................................................................... 32
RAM Mount Assembly ....................................................................................................................... 33
Getting Help............................................................................................................. 34
Manuals............................................................................................................................................... 34
Accessories.......................................................................................................................................... 34
CHAPTER 2 PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION AND LAYOUT
35
Hardware Configuration ......................................................................................... 35
Central Processing Unit....................................................................................................................... 35
System Memory .................................................................................................................................. 35
Core Logic........................................................................................................................................... 35
Video Subsystem................................................................................................................................. 36
Power Supply ...................................................................................................................................... 36
Audio Interface ................................................................................................................................... 37
PCMCIA Slots .................................................................................................................................... 37
Slot 0 – Radio or SRAM Cards ........................................................................................................ 37
Slot 1 – Compact Flash Card............................................................................................................ 37
RFID Reader Scan Range ................................................................................................................... 37
Power Modes........................................................................................................... 38
Primary Events Listing........................................................................................................................ 38
On Mode ............................................................................................................................................. 39
The Display ...................................................................................................................................... 39
The Mobile Device ........................................................................................................................... 39
User Idle Mode ................................................................................................................................. 39
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System Idle Mode............................................................................................................................. 40
Suspend Mode..................................................................................................................................... 40
Critical Suspend Mode........................................................................................................................ 41
Off Mode............................................................................................................................................. 41
Physical Controls.................................................................................................... 42
Power Button....................................................................................................................................... 42
Restart Sequence .............................................................................................................................. 42
Endcaps and COM Ports ..................................................................................................................... 43
Endcap Combination ........................................................................................................................ 43
Integrated Scanner Port .................................................................................................................... 44
USB Client Port................................................................................................................................ 44
USB Client Cable........................................................................................................................... 44
ActiveSync..................................................................................................................................... 44
Programmable Scan Buttons ............................................................................................................... 45
Field Exit Key Function (IBM 5250/TN5250 Only)........................................................................ 45
Scan Buttons and the SCNR LED .................................................................................................... 45
The Keypad.............................................................................................................. 46
Key Functions ..................................................................................................................................... 46
Caps Key and CapsLock Mode........................................................................................................... 47
Keypad Shortcuts ................................................................................................................................ 47
Keypress Sequences ............................................................................................................................ 47
Custom Key Maps............................................................................................................................... 48
LED Functions .................................................................................................................................... 49
Display ..................................................................................................................... 50
Display and Display Backlight Timer................................................................................................. 50
Touchscreen ........................................................................................................................................ 50
Cleaning the Glass Display/Scanner Aperture .................................................................................... 51
Applying the Protective Film to the Display....................................................................................... 51
Speaker .................................................................................................................... 52
Infrared (IR) Port ..................................................................................................... 52
Power Supply .......................................................................................................... 53
Introduction......................................................................................................................................... 53
Check Battery Status ........................................................................................................................ 53
Handling Batteries Safely................................................................................................................. 53
Main Battery ....................................................................................................................................... 54
Battery Hot-Swapping ...................................................................................................................... 54
Low Battery Warning ....................................................................................................................... 54
Critical Suspend State....................................................................................................................... 55
Backup Battery.................................................................................................................................... 55
Maintenance ..................................................................................................................................... 55
MX3 Multi-Charger Plus Battery Charger.......................................................................................... 56
CHAPTER 3 SYSTEM CONFIGURATION
57
Introduction ............................................................................................................. 57
Windows CE .NET 4.2 ............................................................................................. 57
2.4 GHz Radio Configuration ............................................................................................................. 57
Installed Software ................................................................................................... 58
Software Load ..................................................................................................................................... 58
Software Applications ...................................................................................................................... 58
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JAVA (Option) ................................................................................................................................. 59
LXE RFTerm (Option) ..................................................................................................................... 59
WaveLink Avalanche (Option) ........................................................................................................ 59
Desktop.................................................................................................................... 60
My Computer Folders ......................................................................................................................... 61
Folders Copied at Startup ................................................................................................................. 61
Start Menu Program Options ................................................................................. 62
Communication ................................................................................................................................... 63
ActiveSync ....................................................................................................................................... 63
Connect............................................................................................................................................. 63
Start FTP Server / Stop FTP Server.................................................................................................. 63
Command Prompt ............................................................................................................................... 64
Inbox ................................................................................................................................................... 64
Internet Explorer ................................................................................................................................. 64
Media Player ....................................................................................................................................... 64
Remote Desktop Connection............................................................................................................... 65
LXE RFID Config............................................................................................................................... 65
Transcriber .......................................................................................................................................... 65
Windows Explorer .............................................................................................................................. 65
Taskbar................................................................................................................................................ 66
Advanced Tab................................................................................................................................... 66
Control Panel Options ............................................................................................ 67
About................................................................................................................................................... 68
Language and Fonts.......................................................................................................................... 69
Identifying Software Versions.......................................................................................................... 69
Radio MAC Address ........................................................................................................................ 69
Accessibility........................................................................................................................................ 70
Battery................................................................................................................................................. 70
Bluetooth Manager.............................................................................................................................. 71
Certificates .......................................................................................................................................... 71
Date/Time............................................................................................................................................ 72
Dialing................................................................................................................................................. 72
Display ................................................................................................................................................ 73
Background....................................................................................................................................... 73
Appearance ....................................................................................................................................... 73
Backlight .......................................................................................................................................... 73
Input Panel .......................................................................................................................................... 74
Internet Options................................................................................................................................... 74
Keyboard............................................................................................................................................. 75
Mixer................................................................................................................................................... 75
Mouse.................................................................................................................................................. 76
Network and Dialup Connections ....................................................................................................... 76
Create a Connection Option ............................................................................................................. 76
Owner.................................................................................................................................................. 77
Password ............................................................................................................................................. 78
PC Connection .................................................................................................................................... 79
PCMCIA ............................................................................................................................................. 80
Power .................................................................................................................................................. 81
Battery .............................................................................................................................................. 81
Schemes............................................................................................................................................ 81
Battery Power Scheme................................................................................................................... 82
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AC Power Scheme ......................................................................................................................... 82
Device Status .................................................................................................................................... 82
Regional Settings ................................................................................................................................ 82
Remove Programs ............................................................................................................................... 82
RFID Configuration Utility................................................................................................................. 83
Tags .................................................................................................................................................. 84
Tag Types to Read ......................................................................................................................... 85
C1G2 Q-Value ............................................................................................................................... 85
Class 0 Singulation ........................................................................................................................ 85
Reader Output ................................................................................................................................ 86
Filters................................................................................................................................................ 87
Parameters...................................................................................................................................... 87
Read.................................................................................................................................................. 89
Reader Key Action......................................................................................................................... 89
Read Once on Key Press ............................................................................................................. 89
Read Continuous During Key Press............................................................................................ 89
Toggle On/Off with Key Press.................................................................................................... 89
Beeper ............................................................................................................................................ 90
Power................................................................................................................................................ 91
Output Power ................................................................................................................................. 91
Modulation..................................................................................................................................... 91
Power Management ....................................................................................................................... 91
Firmware .......................................................................................................................................... 92
Firmware Upgrade ......................................................................................................................... 92
Reboot Reader................................................................................................................................ 92
Format .............................................................................................................................................. 93
Scanner................................................................................................................................................ 94
Main Tab .......................................................................................................................................... 95
Keys Tab........................................................................................................................................... 96
Change a Virtual Key (F20 or F21) Value..................................................................................... 96
COM1, COM2, COM3 Tabs ............................................................................................................ 97
Advanced Tab................................................................................................................................... 98
Translate Control Codes ................................................................................................................ 98
Strip Leading / Strip Trailing Characters....................................................................................... 98
Prefix / Suffix................................................................................................................................. 99
Barcode Tab.................................................................................................................................... 100
Prefix / Suffix............................................................................................................................... 100
Strip Leading / Strip Trailing Characters .................................................................................. 100
Prefix / Suffix ............................................................................................................................ 101
Interaction between Strip Leading/Trailing and Prefix/Suffix Settings .................................... 102
Ctrl Char Mapping ....................................................................................................................... 103
Translate All.............................................................................................................................. 103
Scancode Enable .......................................................................................................................... 105
Advanced Processing ................................................................................................................... 106
Strip Code ID ............................................................................................................................ 107
Strip Identifiers from EAN128 Barcodes .................................................................................. 107
Adding Codes to the Match List for EAN128 Barcodes........................................................... 108
Storage Manager ............................................................................................................................... 109
Stylus................................................................................................................................................. 110
Double Tap ..................................................................................................................................... 110
Calibration ...................................................................................................................................... 110
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System............................................................................................................................................... 111
General ........................................................................................................................................... 112
Memory .......................................................................................................................................... 112
Device Name .................................................................................................................................. 113
Copyrights ...................................................................................................................................... 113
Volume and Sounds .......................................................................................................................... 114
Good Scan and Bad Scan Sounds................................................................................................... 114
Utilities ................................................................................................................... 115
LAUNCH.EXE ................................................................................................................................. 115
REGEDIT.EXE................................................................................................................................. 117
REGLOAD.EXE............................................................................................................................... 118
WARMBOOT.EXE .......................................................................................................................... 118
WAVPLAY.EXE .............................................................................................................................. 118
Enabling GrabTime........................................................................................................................... 118
Disabling the Touchscreen................................................................................................................ 118
Configuring CapsLock Behavior ...................................................................................................... 119
Configuring IPv6............................................................................................................................... 119
Command-line Utility ....................................................................................................................... 119
COLDBOOT.EXE.......................................................................................................................... 119
PrtScrn.EXE ................................................................................................................................... 119
Reflash the Mobile Device.................................................................................... 120
Preparation ........................................................................................................................................ 120
How To : Reflash using Keypress Method ....................................................................................... 120
How To: Reflash using TAG file Method........................................................................................ 121
Clearing Persistent Storage ................................................................................. 121
API Calls ................................................................................................................ 122
RFID Driver APIs ............................................................................................................................. 122
System Commands............................................................................................................................ 123
Class 0 Commands............................................................................................................................ 123
Class 1 Commands............................................................................................................................ 123
Gen 2 Commands.............................................................................................................................. 123
Data Format Commands ................................................................................................................... 124
Power Commands ............................................................................................................................. 124
Reader Feedback Commands............................................................................................................ 124
LXE RFID Get Data Commands ...................................................................................................... 124
Hat Encoding......................................................................................................... 125
Decimal - Hexadecimal Chart............................................................................... 127
CHAPTER 4 WIRELESS NETWORK CONFIGURATION
129
Introduction ........................................................................................................... 129
Summit Client Configuration ............................................................................... 130
Summit Client Utility........................................................................................................................ 130
Wireless Zero Config Utility and the Summit Client ..................................................................... 130
Main Tab ........................................................................................................................................ 131
Admin Login................................................................................................................................ 132
Config Tab...................................................................................................................................... 133
Buttons ......................................................................................................................................... 133
Config Parameters........................................................................................................................ 134
Status .............................................................................................................................................. 135
Diags Tab ....................................................................................................................................... 136
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Buttons ......................................................................................................................................... 136
Global Settings Tab ........................................................................................................................ 137
Global Parameters........................................................................................................................ 138
Summit Wireless Security................................................................................................................. 140
No Security..................................................................................................................................... 140
WEP Keys ...................................................................................................................................... 141
LEAP w/o WPA Authentication..................................................................................................... 142
PEAP/MSCHAP Authentication .................................................................................................... 143
WPA/LEAP Authentication ........................................................................................................... 145
WPA PSK Authentication .............................................................................................................. 146
Cisco Client Configuration................................................................................... 147
Aironet Client Utility (ACU) ............................................................................................................ 147
Profile Parameters .......................................................................................................................... 148
Cisco Wireless Security .................................................................................................................... 149
System Requirements ..................................................................................................................... 149
Installing Radio drivers .................................................................................................................. 149
Checking for the Cisco PEAP Supplicant ...................................................................................... 150
Cisco WPA Configuration.............................................................................................................. 151
PEAP/MS-CHAP Authentication Configuration ........................................................................... 154
Configuring the PEAP/MS-CHAP Supplicant ............................................................................ 154
Server Authentication .................................................................................................................. 155
PEAP/GTC Authentication Configuration ..................................................................................... 157
Configuring the PEAP/GTC Supplicant ...................................................................................... 157
Server Authentication .................................................................................................................. 159
WPA/LEAP .................................................................................................................................... 160
Cisco ACU ................................................................................................................................... 160
EAP-TLS Authentication Configuration ........................................................................................ 163
User Certificate ............................................................................................................................ 163
Setting EAP/TLS Parameters....................................................................................................... 164
Validating the Server Certificate ................................................................................................. 166
WPA PSK Configuration ............................................................................................................... 167
Certificates ............................................................................................................ 168
Root Certificates ............................................................................................................................... 168
Generating a Root CA Certificate .................................................................................................. 168
Installing a Root CA Certificate on the Mobile Device ................................................................. 170
User Certificates................................................................................................................................ 172
Generating a User Certificate for the MX3-RFID.......................................................................... 172
Installing a User Certificate on the Mobile Device (WPA-TLS Only) .......................................... 177
Wireless Zero Config Utility ................................................................................. 180
Summit Client ................................................................................................................................... 180
APPENDIX A KEY MAPS
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Keypad ................................................................................................................... 181
Key Map 101-Key Equivalencies ..................................................................................................... 181
Creating Custom Key Maps ................................................................................. 186
Introduction....................................................................................................................................... 186
Programmable Scan Buttons and Custom Key Mapping.................................................................. 187
Keymap Source Format..................................................................................................................... 187
COLxROWx Format ...................................................................................................................... 187
GENERAL Section ........................................................................................................................ 188
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SPECIAL Section........................................................................................................................... 188
MAP Section .................................................................................................................................. 189
Keycomp Error Messages ................................................................................................................. 191
Sample Input File .............................................................................................................................. 195
Sample Output File ........................................................................................................................... 202
List of Valid VK Codes for CE .NET ............................................................................................... 204
APPENDIX B TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
205
Physical Specifications ........................................................................................ 205
Display Specifications .......................................................................................... 206
Cable Specifications............................................................................................. 207
Cable Ends ........................................................................................................................................ 207
Cable Pinouts and Diagrams ............................................................................................................. 207
Environmental Specifications.............................................................................. 208
Mobile Device and Endcaps.............................................................................................................. 208
Power Supplies.................................................................................................................................. 208
US AC Wall Adapter...................................................................................................................... 208
International AC Adapter ............................................................................................................... 209
Radio Specifications............................................................................................. 209
Summit Client in PCMCIA Adapter Card 2.4GHz Type II .............................................................. 209
Cisco Client PCMCIA Card 2.4GHz Type II ................................................................................... 209
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Illustrations
Figure 1-1 MX3-RFID Device.............................................................................................................................3
Figure 1-2 Front ...................................................................................................................................................5
Figure 1-3 Back....................................................................................................................................................5
Figure 1-4 Endcaps ..............................................................................................................................................6
Figure 1-5 Side View ...........................................................................................................................................6
Figure 1-6 Vent Aperture in Battery Well – Do Not Cover .................................................................................7
Figure 1-7 Battery Contacts and Main Battery ....................................................................................................9
Figure 1-8 US AC/DC 12V Power Supply and Automotive Power Adapter.....................................................11
Figure 1-9 International AC/DC 12V Power Supply .........................................................................................11
Figure 1-10 Connect External Power Supply.....................................................................................................11
Figure 1-11 Connect Audio Jack........................................................................................................................12
Figure 1-12 Power Button..................................................................................................................................12
Figure 1-13 Touchscreen Recalibration .............................................................................................................14
Figure 1-14 PCMCIA and CF Card Location ....................................................................................................20
Figure 1-15 Scan Beam......................................................................................................................................22
Figure 1-16 Scanner LED Location ...................................................................................................................22
Figure 1-17 MX3-RFID Passive Cradle with Attached RAM Ball....................................................................31
Figure 1-18 RAM Bracket Kit Components ......................................................................................................32
Figure 1-19 RAM Assembly Footprint ..............................................................................................................33
Figure 2-1 Hardware ..........................................................................................................................................35
Figure 2-2 RFID Tag Reading Ranges...............................................................................................................37
Figure 2-3 Power Modes – On, Suspend, Critical Suspend and Off ..................................................................38
Figure 2-4 Location of the Power (PWR) Button ..............................................................................................42
Figure 2-5 Endcap and COM Ports ....................................................................................................................43
Figure 2-6 USB Type A to Serial Port Cable Pinout .........................................................................................44
Figure 2-7 Programmable Buttons .....................................................................................................................45
Figure 2-8 The QWERTY Keypad ....................................................................................................................46
Figure 2-9 LED Functions .................................................................................................................................49
Figure 2-10 Infrared Port – COM2 Port.............................................................................................................52
Figure 2-11 Main Battery...................................................................................................................................53
Figure 2-12 MX3 Multi-Charger Plus................................................................................................................56
Figure 2-13 Insert Main Battery in Charge Pocket ............................................................................................56
Figure 3-1 Pocket CMD Prompt Screen ............................................................................................................64
Figure 3-2 Taskbar Properties............................................................................................................................66
Figure 3-3 Battery ..............................................................................................................................................70
Figure 3-4 Date/Time Properties........................................................................................................................72
Figure 3-5 Dialing..............................................................................................................................................72
Figure 3-6 Display Properties / Backlight Tab...................................................................................................73
Figure 3-7 Mixer ................................................................................................................................................75
Figure 3-8 Owner Properties..............................................................................................................................77
Figure 3-9 Password Properties .........................................................................................................................78
Figure 3-10 Communication / PC Connection Tab............................................................................................79
Figure 3-11 Power Schemes...............................................................................................................................81
Figure 3-12 RFID Configuration Utility – Tags tab...........................................................................................84
Figure 3-13 RFID Configuration Utility – Filters tab ........................................................................................87
Figure 3-14 RFID Configuration Utility – Read tab ..........................................................................................89
Figure 3-15 RFID Configuration Utility – Power tab ........................................................................................91
Figure 3-16 RFID Configuration Utility – Firmware tab...................................................................................92
Figure 3-17 RFID Configuration Utility – Format tab.......................................................................................93
Figure 3-18 Barcode Tab .................................................................................................................................100
Figure 3-19 Barcode – Prefix / Suffix..............................................................................................................100
Figure 3-20 Barcode – Ctrl Translation ...........................................................................................................103
Figure 3-21 Barcode – Scancode Enable/Disable ............................................................................................105
Figure 3-22 Barcode – Advanced Processing ..................................................................................................106
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Figure 3-23 Barcode – Advanced Processing – Strip Code ID ........................................................................107
Figure 3-24 Barcode – Advanced Processing – EAN128 Barcodes ................................................................107
Figure 3-25 Stylus Properties / Recalibration Start..........................................................................................110
Figure 3-26 Stylus Properties / Recalibration ..................................................................................................110
Figure 3-27 System / General tab.....................................................................................................................112
Figure 3-28 System / Memory .........................................................................................................................112
Figure 3-29 System / Device Name .................................................................................................................113
Figure 3-30 Volume and Sounds......................................................................................................................114
Figure 3-31 Hat Encoded Characters Hex 00 through AD...............................................................................125
Figure 3-32 Hat Encoded Characters Hex AE through FF...............................................................................126
Figure 3-33 Decimal - Hexadecimal Chart (0 to 159 Decimal) .......................................................................127
Figure 3-34 Decimal - Hexadecimal Chart (160 to 255 Decimal) ...................................................................128
Figure 4-1 Summit Client Utility .....................................................................................................................130
Figure 4-2 SCU – Main Tab.............................................................................................................................131
Figure 4-3 Admin Password Entry...................................................................................................................132
Figure 4-4 SCU – Config Tab..........................................................................................................................133
Figure 4-5 SCU – Status Tab ...........................................................................................................................135
Figure 4-6 SCU – Diags Tab............................................................................................................................136
Figure 4-7 SCU – Global Settings Tab ............................................................................................................137
Figure 4-8 Summit Profile with No Security ...................................................................................................140
Figure 4-9 Summit WEP Keys.........................................................................................................................141
Figure 4-10 Summit Profile for LEAP w/o WPA ............................................................................................142
Figure 4-11 Summit LEAP Credentials ...........................................................................................................142
Figure 4-12 Summit Profile for PEAP/MSCHAP............................................................................................143
Figure 4-13 Summit PEAP/MSCHAP Credentials ..........................................................................................144
Figure 4-14 Summit Profile with LEAP for WPA TKIP .................................................................................145
Figure 4-15 Summit WPA/LEAP Credentials .................................................................................................145
Figure 4-16 Summit Profile with WPA/PSK Encryption.................................................................................146
Figure 4-17 Summit PSK Entry .......................................................................................................................146
Figure 4-18 Cisco Aironet Client Utility..........................................................................................................147
Figure 4-19 Cisco Profile Properties Screen ....................................................................................................148
Figure 4-20 No Cisco PEAP ............................................................................................................................150
Figure 4-21 Cisco PEAP Installed ...................................................................................................................150
Figure 4-22 Cisco ACU Profile Selection........................................................................................................151
Figure 4-23 Cisco ACU Reboot Message ........................................................................................................151
Figure 4-24 Microsoft Wireless Connection Icon............................................................................................151
Figure 4-25 Wireless Information Screen ........................................................................................................152
Figure 4-26 Advanced Wireless Settings .........................................................................................................152
Figure 4-27 Wireless Network Properties ........................................................................................................153
Figure 4-28 PEAP/MSCHAP Wireless Network Properties............................................................................154
Figure 4-29 Authentication Settings ................................................................................................................154
Figure 4-30 Wireless Network Login...............................................................................................................155
Figure 4-31 IP Information Tab .......................................................................................................................155
Figure 4-32 Authentication Settings, Validate Server......................................................................................155
Figure 4-33 Advanced Wireless Settings, Authenticated SSID .......................................................................156
Figure 4-34 PEAP/GTC Wireless Network Properties ....................................................................................157
Figure 4-35 PEAP Properties ...........................................................................................................................157
Figure 4-36 Login Screen.................................................................................................................................158
Figure 4-37 IP Information Tab .......................................................................................................................158
Figure 4-38 Authentication Settings, Validate Server......................................................................................159
Figure 4-39 Advanced Wireless Settings, Authenticated SSID .......................................................................159
Figure 4-40 WPA/LEAP using ACU Profile Tab ............................................................................................160
Figure 4-41 Renaming Profile...........................................................................................................................160
Figure 4-42 Profile Properties Screen ..............................................................................................................161
Figure 4-43 Select Profile ................................................................................................................................161
Figure 4-44 Login Screen.................................................................................................................................162
Figure 4-45 ACU Status Tab............................................................................................................................162
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Figure 4-46 Certificate Stores ..........................................................................................................................163
Figure 4-47 View Certificate Details ...............................................................................................................163
Figure 4-48 EAP/TLS Configuration...............................................................................................................164
Figure 4-49 Authentication Settings ................................................................................................................164
Figure 4-50 Select Certificate ..........................................................................................................................165
Figure 4-51 Authentication Settings, Certificate Details .................................................................................165
Figure 4-52 Validate Server .............................................................................................................................166
Figure 4-53 SSID Authenticated ......................................................................................................................166
Figure 4-54 WPA PSK Configuration .............................................................................................................167
Figure 4-55 Logon to Certificate Authority .....................................................................................................168
Figure 4-56 Certificate Services Welcome Screen...........................................................................................168
Figure 4-57 Download CA Certificate Screen .................................................................................................169
Figure 4-58 Download CA Certificate Screen .................................................................................................169
Figure 4-59 Certificates ...................................................................................................................................170
Figure 4-60 Import Certificate .........................................................................................................................170
Figure 4-61 Browsing to Certificate Location .................................................................................................171
Figure 4-62 Certificate Import Confirmation...................................................................................................171
Figure 4-63 Logon to Certificate Authority .....................................................................................................172
Figure 4-64 Certificate Services Welcome Screen...........................................................................................172
Figure 4-65 Request a Certificate Screen.........................................................................................................173
Figure 4-66 Advanced Certificate Request Screen ..........................................................................................173
Figure 4-67 Advanced Certificate Details........................................................................................................174
Figure 4-68 Script Warnings............................................................................................................................175
Figure 4-69 Script Warnings............................................................................................................................175
Figure 4-70 Certificate Issued..........................................................................................................................175
Figure 4-71 Download Security Warning ........................................................................................................176
Figure 4-72 Certificates ...................................................................................................................................177
Figure 4-73 Import Certificate .........................................................................................................................177
Figure 4-74 Browsing to Certificate Location .................................................................................................178
Figure 4-75 Certificate Listing.........................................................................................................................178
Figure 4-76 Private Key Not Present ...............................................................................................................178
Figure 4-77 Browsing to Private Key Location ...............................................................................................179
Figure 4-78 Private Key Present ......................................................................................................................179
Figure A-1 QWERTY Keypad.........................................................................................................................181
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Chapter 1 Introduction
Overview
The LXE® MX3-RFID mobile device is a rugged, portable, hand-held Microsoft® Windows® CE
.NET equipped device capable of wireless data communications.
It is the RFID version of the LXE MX3X Xscale mobile device.
The mobile device can transmit information using a 2.4 GHz radio (with an internally mounted
antenna) and it can store information for later transmission wirelessly or via an InfraRed or USB
port. The device can be scaled from a limited function batch computer to an integrated RF
scanning computer.
The mobile device is horizontally oriented and features backlighting for the display. The touchscreen display supports graphic features and Windows icons that the Windows CE .NET operating
system supports. The keys on the keypad are constructed of a phosphorescent material that can
easily be seen in dimly lighted areas.
The MX3-RFID has an RFID module permanently attached to the back of the device. The module
protects the RFID antenna and tag reader. A passive vehicle cradle is available that has been
designed specifically for the MX3-RFID devices deeper back cover.
Device-specific cables are available. The stylus in the Stylus Kit (shipped with each unit) is used
to assist in entering data and configuring the unit. Protective film for the touchscreen is available
as an accessory.
Note:
Until the main battery and backup battery are completely depleted, the mobile device is
always drawing power from the main and backup batteries (On).
When to Use This Guide
As the reference for LXE’s MX3-RFID mobile device, this guide provides detailed information on
its features and functionality. Use this reference guide as you would any other source book –
reading portions to learn about the device and it’s capabilities, and then referring to it when you
need more information about a particular subject. This guide takes you through all aspects of
installation and configuration.
Instruction and safety information for the general user are contained in the “MX3-RFID User’s
Guide.”
This chapter, “Introduction”, describes this reference guide’s structure, contains setup and
installation instruction, briefly describes data entry processes, and explains how to get help.
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Overview
Chapter 2 “Physical Description and Layout”, describes the function and layout of the
configuration, controls, connectors, keypads and the power supply. The passive cradle and the
battery charging station are included in this section.
Chapter 3 “System Configuration” takes you through the CE .NET operating system setup and
RFID file structure.
Chapter 4 “Wireless Network Configuration” details 2.4GHz radio setup. Configuration for
WEP and WPA is included.
Appendix A “Key Maps” describes the keypress sequences for the QWERTY keypad. “Creating
Custom Keymaps” is included in this appendix.
Appendix B “Technical Specifications” lists technical and environmental specifications for the
mobile device.
Document Conventions
ALL CAPS
Menu | Choice
“Quotes”
<
>
ATTENTION
Note:
CAUTION
All caps are used to represent disk directories, file names, and application names.
Rather than use the phrase “choose the Save command from the File menu”, this guide uses the
convention “choose File | Save”.
Indicates the title of a book, chapter or a section within a chapter (for example, “Document
Conventions”).
Indicates a key on the keypad (for example, <Enter> ).
Indicates a reference to other documentation.
Keyword that indicates vital or pivotal information to follow.
Attention symbol that indicates vital or pivotal information to follow. Also, when marked on product,
means to refer to the manual or user’s guide.
International fuse replacement symbol. When marked on the product, the label includes fuse ratings
in volts (v) and amperes (a) for the product.
Keyword that indicates immediately relevant information.
Keyword that indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or
moderate injury.
WARNING
Keyword that indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death
or serious injury.
DANGER
Keyword that indicates a imminent hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or
serious injury.
Related Manuals
Available for download from the LXE Manuals CD or the LXE ServicePass website.
MX3-RFID User’s Guide - contains general user information and instruction. An abbreviated
user’s guide (LXEbook – MX3-RFID User’s Guide) is available.
MX3 Cradle Reference Guide – contains technical information, installation and operating
instruction relating to the MX3-RFID Passive Vehicle Mount cradle.
MX3 Multi-Charger User’s Guide - contains technical information and operating instruction for
the MX3 Multi-Charger Plus main battery stand-alone charging/analyzing device.
Integrated Scanner Programming Guide - set up the integrated SE923 or SE955 scanner
barcode reading parameters. The SE923 scanner was replaced with the SE955 scanner in July
2006. Both scan engines are represented in the programming guide.
LXE Security Primer – contains technical information and setup instructions for wireless
network configurations at the access point level.
RFTerm Reference Guide – terminal emulation programming guide.
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RFID
Figure 1-1 MX3-RFID Device
Radio frequency identification, or RFID, is a generic term for technologies that use radio waves to
automatically identify individual items. The individual items identified/read by a RFID reader
contain a tag (also known as an electronic label or transponder). Unlike barcodes that must be read
by a beam passing over the barcode, RFID tags do not have to be in the line-of-sight of the reader
before the reader can collect the data from the tag but they do need to be within the established
“read” distance from the RFID module.
When the RFID Read button is pressed, the tag reader turns on and the MX3-RFID beeps once if
the tag (or tags) was located and read successfully. The reader turns off at a predetermined time
limit after a good read or a failed read. The data gathered from the tag is sent to a user-specified
storage area (i.e. open text file) for further handling e.g. sent to the host using wired or wireless
networking. See the section titled “How To” for instruction.
There may be a buzz sound during the time the reader is “searching and reading” if the RFID
reader is configured to buzz during a read cycle.
Note:
The RFID Module also has a hand strap. Location and attach points are different from
the standard MX3X hand strap. MX3-RFID devices are shipped with the hand strap
already installed.
Note:
Always store unused devices with a fully charged main battery installed. LXE
recommends an in-use mobile device be frequently connected to an external power
source to retain optimum power levels in the main battery and the backup battery. After
the backup battery and main battery are depleted (dead), then when a fully charged main
battery is installed, and the device powered On again, the mobile device reverts to the
last saved default (or factory) values. Follow the steps in “Getting Started”.
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RFID
MX3X vs MX3-RFID Chart
1 Endcap
2 Touchscreen
3 Keypad
4 RFID Module
MX3X
MX3-RFID
MX3-RFID Capability/Function
Integrated Scanner port (SE923 or SE955 see note)
MX3-RFID
x
RFID Reader
x
USB Client RS232 port
x
Cisco 802.11 Client
x
Passive Cradle
x
Intel XScaleTM PXA255 400MHz CPU
x
128M Flash / 128M RAM or greater
x
Windows CE .NET 4.2
x
RFTerm / Barcode Wedge
x
JAVA support
x
63 Key QWERTY Keypad, two large user mappable scan keys
x
640 x 240 1/2 VGA LCD 6" diagonal - color
x
Touchscreen and stylus
x
10.8V, 2200mAh Li-Ion battery pack
x
IR Port
x
Handstrap
x
Holster
x
IP65
x
Available in US and Canada
x
• The SE 923 short range laser scanner was replaced by the SE 955 laser scanner in July
2006.
• MX3-RFID mobile devices are available in the USA only.
• The RFID Module has a hand strap. Location and attach points are different from the
standard MX3X hand strap. MX3-RFID devices are shipped with a hand strap already
installed.
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Components
Front and Back Views
Figure 1-2 Front
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Endcap
Display
Scan, Enter or Field Exit (programmable)
Beeper
On/Off Button
2nd LED
Alt LED
Ctrl LED
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Shift LED
Caps LED
Scanner LED
Backup Battery LED
Status LED
Main Battery LED
Charger LED
Scan or Enter (programmable)
Figure 1-3 Back
1
2
3
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RFID Enclosure
IR Port (Com 2 Port)
4
5
Main Battery
Stylus
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Endcap Options
Figure 1-4 Endcaps
1
2
DC Power Jack
Laser Scanner Aperture
3
4
Serial Com 1 or USB Client Port
Audio Jack
RFID Module
1 Endcap w/Laser Scanner
2 Touchscreen
3 Keypad
4 RFID Module
MX3X
MX3-RFID
Figure 1-5 Side View
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Battery Well Vent Aperture
Caution
The vent aperture in the battery well should never be blocked with any device other than an
approved LXE main battery. The vent aperture functions to relieve any heat or pressure that may
build up in the mobile device during everyday use.
Figure 1-6 Vent Aperture in Battery Well – Do Not Cover
If the vent hole is covered by an object, e.g. a tracking label, other than an approved LXE main
battery, the touch screen may be damaged. If damage occurs to the touch screen, please contact
your LXE representative for the process to follow when returning the device to LXE for repair.
Note that the MX3-RFID has a dust and water protection enclosure rating of IEC 60529 compliant
to IP65.
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Getting Started
Note:
When your mobile device is pre-configured, the radio, PCMCIA card and endcaps are
assembled by LXE to your specifications.
This section’s instructions are based on the assumption that your new MX3-RFID is preconfigured and requires only accessory installation (e.g. stylus) and a power source. LXE
recommends that installation or removal of accessories be performed on a clean, well-lit surface.
When necessary, protect the work surface, the mobile device, and components from electrostatic
discharge.
Use this guide as you would any other source book – reading portions to learn about the device,
and then referring to it when you need more information about a particular subject. This guide
takes you through an introduction to and operation of the MX3-RFID.
In general, the sequence of events is:
1.
Insert a fully charged battery and press the Power button.
2.
Connect an external power source to the device (if required).
3.
If the screen does not automatically display, press the Power button.
4.
Adjust screen display, audio volume and other parameters if desired.
Troubleshooting
Touchscreen is not accepting stylus
taps or need recalibration.
Note:
Press <Ctrl>+<Esc> to force the Start Menu to appear.
Use the tab, backtab and cursor keys to move the cursor
from element to element.
The MX3-RFID does not support tethered scanners. Do not connect a tethered scanner
cable to a USB-C labeled endcap port. These ports cannot power a tethered scanner.
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Insert Main Battery
Press the Power button after the battery is inserted into the battery compartment.
Note:
New batteries must be charged prior to first use. This process takes up to four hours in
an LXE Multi-Charger Plus and eight hours with an external power source connected to
the power jack on the endcap of the mobile device.
Figure 1-7 Battery Contacts and Main Battery
The Main Battery compartment is located at the bottom of the back of the computer. The arrow in
the top figure points to the battery contacts in the battery well. The bottom figure shows the
battery charger contacts on the back of the main battery.
Place the battery in the compartment, making sure the side of the battery with six contacts matches
up with the battery contacts in the battery well. Do not slide the battery sideways into the battery
well.
Firmly press the battery into the well until the Retaining Clip on the battery clicks. The battery is
now securely fastened to the computer. The computer draws power from the battery immediately
upon successful connection.
Note:
Do not cover the vent aperture (located in the left side of the battery well) in the battery
well with anything other than the main battery.
Check Battery Status
Tap the Start | Settings | Control Panel | Power icon. Main and backup battery level, status and
Power Scheme timeout setting options are displayed.
About Lithium-Ion Batteries
Li-Ion batteries (like all batteries) gradually lose their capacity over time (in a linear fashion) and
never just stop working. This is important to remember – the mobile device is always ‘on’ even
when in the Suspend state and draws battery power at all times. Use the Start | Settings | Control
Panel | Power | Battery tab to check the battery status and power reading.
Always replace the used main battery with a fully charged main battery. The Battery Low
Warning LED illuminates red at approximately 35% of power left in the main battery. You need to
determine the point at which battery life becomes unacceptable for your business practices and
replace the main battery before that point.
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Optional Devices
Each MX3-RFID mobile device is shipped with a handstrap, installed by LXE prior to shipping. A
standard MX3X handstrap is not to be used with the MX3-RFID device. Replacement MX3-RFID
handstraps can be ordered from LXE (see “Accessories”).
Attach the Stylus Clip (Optional)
Carefully remove the paper backing from the Stylus Clip sticky. Firmly press the sticky side of the
clip onto the mobile device and hold in place for 15 seconds. Thread the tether through the end of
the stylus and tie the ends firmly to the Stylus Clip so that the ends don’t interfere with placing the
stylus in the Stylus Clip. Place the stylus in the Stylus Clip when not in use.
An extra stylus or replacements can be ordered from LXE. See the section titled “Accessories”.
Apply the Protective Film to the Display (Optional)
First, clean the display of fingerprints, lint particles, dust and smudges. See section titled
“Cleaning the Glass Display/Scanner Aperture”.
Remove the protective film from it’s container. Remove any protective backing from the film
sheet by lifting the backing from a corner of the film. Discard the backing.
Apply the film to the screen starting at one side and smoothing it across the display. If air bubbles
appear, raise the film slightly and continue smoothing the film across the display until it covers the
glass surface of the display.
If dust, lint or smudges are trapped between the protective film and the glass display, remove the
protective film, clean the display and apply the protective film again.
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Connect External Power Supply (Optional)
The LXE-approved AC Power Adapter is only intended for use in a 25ºC (77ºF) maximum ambient
temperature environment.
There are three external power supplies available for the mobile device and the MX3 desktop
cradle:
• US AC/DC 12V Power Supply
• Cigarette Lighter Adapter
• International AC/DC 12V Power Supply
Figure 1-8 US AC/DC 12V Power Supply and Automotive Power Adapter
Figure 1-9 International AC/DC 12V Power Supply
The DC power jack is located on the endcap.
Figure 1-10 Connect External Power Supply
1.
Insert the barrel connector into the power jack on the endcap and push in firmly.
2.
The CHGR LED above the keypad illuminates when the mobile device is receiving
external power through the power jack.
Note:
When the mobile device is receiving external power the CHGR LED above the keyboard
is illuminated.
See section titled “LED Functions” for explanations of the LEDs for the BATT B and BATT M
illuminations.
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Connect Audio Jack (Optional)
The audio jack is located on the endcap.
Figure 1-11 Connect Audio Jack
Insert the 2.5mm barrel end of the connector into the audio jack on the endcap and push the
connector in firmly. See section titled “Set the Audio Speaker Volume”.
Note:
The audio option draws power from the battery. The speaker is disabled when a headset
is plugged into the audio jack.
Power Button
Note:
Refer to the section titled “Power Modes” later in this chapter for information relating to
the power states of the mobile device.
Figure 1-12 Power Button
The power button is located above the ESC key on the keypad. When a battery is inserted in the
mobile device press the Power button.
Quickly tapping the Power button places the device immediately in Suspend mode. Quickly
tapping the Power button again, or touching the screen, immediately returns the device from
Suspend.
When the Windows desktop is displayed or an application begins, the power up (or reboot)
sequence is complete.
Please refer to the section titled “Power Modes” later in this guide for a list of the kinds of
activities (Primary Events) that will return the device from Suspend Mode.
Restart Sequence
Tap Start | Run, then type warmboot in the textbox and press Enter. If the touchscreen is not
accepting taps or needs recalibration, press <Ctrl>+<Esc> to force the Start Menu to appear.
When the Windows CE. NET desktop is displayed or an application begins, the power up (or
restart) sequence is complete. If you have previously saved your settings, they will be restored on
reboot.
Any RFID tag data retrieved and not saved is lost during a reboot or reset.
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Tapping the Touchscreen with a Stylus
Note:
Always use the point of the stylus for tapping or making strokes on the touchscreen.
Never use an actual pen, pencil, abrasive or sharp object to write on the touchscreen.
Hold the stylus as if it were a pen or pencil. Touch an element on the screen with the tip of the
stylus then remove the stylus from the screen. Firmly press the stylus into the stylus holder when
the stylus is not in use.
Like using a mouse to left-click icons on a desktop computer screen, using the stylus to tap icons
on the touchscreen is the basic action that can:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Open applications
Choose menu commands
Select options in dialog boxes or drop-down boxes
Drag the slider in a scroll bar
Select text by dragging the stylus across the text
Place the cursor in a text box prior to typing in data or retrieving data using the integrated
barcode scanner or an input/output device connected to the serial port.
An extra or replacement stylus can be ordered from LXE. See the section titled “Accessories” for
the stylus part number.
Keypad Shortcuts
Use keyboard shortcuts instead of the stylus:
•
•
•
•
•
Press Tab and an Arrow key to select a file.
Press Shift and an Arrow key to select several files.
Once you’ve selected a file, press Alt then press Enter to open its Properties dialog.
Press 2nd then press numeric dot to delete a file.
To force the Start menu to display, press Ctrl then press Esc.
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Touchscreen Calibration
If the touchscreen is not responding properly to pen touch taps, you may need to recalibrate the
touchscreen. Recalibration involves tapping the center of a target. If you miss the center, keep the
stylus on the screen, slide it over the target’s center, and then lift the stylus.
If the touchscreen is not accepting taps or needs recalibration, press <Ctrl>+<Esc> to force the
Start Menu to appear.
To recalibrate the screen, select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Stylus | Calibration tab.
To begin, tap the Recalibrate button on the screen with the stylus.
Figure 1-13 Touchscreen Recalibration
Follow the instructions on the screen and press the Enter key to save the new calibration settings
or press Esc to cancel or quit.
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Set the Display Contrast
Adjusting screen contrast lightens or darkens the characters to make them visible at a comfortable
level. The contrast is incremented or decremented one step each time the contrast key is pressed.
To adjust screen contrast, locate the <F6> key at the top of the keypad. Adjust the
display contrast by pressing the:
• 2nd key then the <F6> key
• Use the Up Arrow and Down Arrow keys to adjust contrast until the display lightens or
darkens to your satisfaction.
• Press the Enter key to exit this mode.
The LED for the 2nd key blinks until the special editing mode (set contrast) is complete.
Set the Display Backlight Timer
Note:
Refer to the section titled “Power Modes” later in this guide for information relating to
the power states of the mobile device.
Select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Display | Backlight tab. Change the parameter values
and tap OK to save the changes.
The first option affects the mobile device when it is running on battery power only. The second
option affects the device when it is running on external power (e.g. AC adapter, cigarette adapter,
powered cradle).
The default value for the battery power timer is 3 seconds. The default value for the external
power timer is 2 minutes. The backlight will remain on all the time when both checkboxes are
blank.
The transmissive color display backlight timer dims the backlight at the end of the specified time.
Set the Display Brightness
Adjusting screen brightness lightens or darkens the background to make characters visible at a
comfortable level. The brightness on a color display is incremented or decremented one step each
time the arrow key is pressed until either the maximum or minimum brightness is achieved (8
steps). The brightness setting is recalled at power up.
Locate the <F10> key at the top of the keypad. Adjust the display brightness by pressing the:
• 2nd key then the <F10> key
• Use the Up Arrow and Down Arrow keys to adjust brightness until the display lightens or
darkens to your satisfaction.
• Press the Enter key to exit this mode.
The LED for the 2nd key blinks until the special editing mode (set display brightness) is complete.
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Set the Power Schemes Timers
Note:
Refer to the section titled “Power Modes” later in this guide for information relating to
the power states of the mobile device.
Select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Power | Schemes tab. Change the parameter values and
tap OK to save the changes.
Battery Power Scheme
Use this option when the device will be running on battery power only.
Switch state to User Idle:
Default is After 3 seconds
Switch state to System Idle:
Default is After 15 seconds
Switch state to Suspend:
Default is After 5 minutes
AC Power Scheme
Use this option when the device will be running on external power (e.g. AC adapter, cigarette
adapter, powered cradle).
Switch state to User Idle:
Default is After 2 minute
Switch state to System Idle:
Default is After 2 minutes
Switch state to Suspend:
Default is After 5 minutes
These mode timers are cumulative. The System Idle timer begins the countdown after the User
Idle timer has expired and the Suspend timer begins the countdown after the System Idle timer has
expired. When the User Idle timer is set to “Never”, the power scheme timers never place the
device in User Idle, System Idle or Suspend modes (even when the device is idle).
Because of the cumulative effect, and using the Battery Power Scheme Defaults listed above:
• The backlight turns off after 3 seconds of no activity,
• The display turns off after 18 seconds of no activity (15sec + 3sec),
• And the device enters Suspend after 5 minutes and 18 seconds of no activity.
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Set the Audio Speaker Volume
Note:
An application may override the control of the speaker volume. Turning off sounds saves
power and prolongs battery life.
The speaker is located on the front of the device above the Power button. The audio volume can be
adjusted to a comfortable level for the user.
The volume is increased or decreased one step each time the volume key is pressed.
The device has an internal speaker and a jack for an external headset. Operational “beeps” are
emitted from the speaker.
Using the Keypad
Note:
Volume & Sounds (in Control Panel) must be enabled before the following key sequences
will adjust the volume.
To adjust speaker volume, locate the <F8> key at the top of the keypad. Adjust the speaker
volume by pressing the:
•
2nd key then the <F8> key to enter Volume change mode.
•
Use the Up Arrow and Down Arrow keys to adjust volume until the speaker volume is
satisfactory.
•
Press the Enter key to exit this mode.
The LED for the 2nd key blinks until the special editing mode (set audio speaker volume) is
complete.
Using the Touchscreen
Select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Volume & Sounds | Volume tab. Change the volume
setting and tap OK to save the change. You can also select / deselect sounds for key clicks and
screen taps and whether each is loud or soft.
As the volume scrollbar is moved between Loud and Soft, the computer will emit a tone each time
the volume increases or decreases in decibel range.
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Setup the Radio and Network
Setup the Radio and Network
Prerequisites
• Network SSID or ESSID number of the Access Point
• WEP or LEAP Authentication Protocol Keys
See “Chapter 4 Wireless Network Configuration” for complete information.
Access the Terminal Emulation Parameters
Before you make a host connection, you will, at a minimum, need to know:
• the alias name or IP address (Host Address) and
• the port number (Telnet Port) of the host system
to properly set up your host session.
1.
Make sure the mobile client network settings are configured and functional. If you are
connecting over wireless LAN (802.11), make sure your mobile client is communicating with
the Access Point.
2.
From the Start | Programs, run LXE RFTerm or tap the RFTerm icon on the desktop.
3.
Select Session | Configure from the application menu and select the “host type” that you
require. This will depend on the type of host system that you are going to connect to; i.e. 3270
mainframe, AS/400 5250 server or VT host.
4.
Enter the “Host Address” of the host system that you wish to connect to. This may either be a
DNS name or an IP address of the host system.
5.
Update the telnet port number, if your host application is configured to listen on a specific
port. If not, use the default telnet port.
6.
Select OK.
7.
Select Session | Connect from the application menu or tap the “Connect” button on the
Command Bar. Upon a successful connection, you should see the host application screen
displayed.
To change options such as Display, Colors, Cursor, Barcode, etc., please refer to the “RFTerm
Reference Guide” on the LXE Manuals CD.
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Read an RFID Tag
1.
Set RFID tag read parameters using Start | Settings | Control Panel | RFID. See Chapter 3
“System Configuration” section titled “RFID”.
2.
Set Scanner properties using Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner.
3.
Open the application or text file that is to gather the data read from tags.
4.
Place the MX3-RFID within the boundary parameters of the tag to be read. See “RFID Reader
Scan Range”.
5.
Press the RFID Read button.
6.
The data gathered from the tag is sent to the open file.
7.
Save the file. The tag read data is ready for further processing.
Note:
Control Panel parameters established in Display Properties, Power Properties and
Volume & Sounds Properties remain in effect during RFID configuration and the
resulting read functions.
Note:
Any tag data retrieved and not saved is lost during a reboot or reset.
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Installing PCMCIA and CF Cards
Installing PCMCIA and CF Cards
Figure 1-14 PCMCIA and CF Card Location
There is one PC card slot (Slot 0) and one Compact Flash card slot (Slot 1) located under the
endcap. Slot 0 powers a radio PC card, PC SRAM card, ATA Flash card or a linear Flash card.
The slots hold only one card at a time. Slot 0 supplies .75 of an amp at 5V or 3.3V.
The second slot (Slot 1) is designed to support a Type I or II Compact Flash disk.
See “Chapter 2 Physical Description and Layout”, section titled “PCMCIA Cards” for further
information.
Installing / Removing Cards
Preparation
Requirement: A screwdriver (not supplied by LXE)
• LXE recommends that installation or removal of the card be performed on a clean, well-lit
surface.
• Using a screwdriver, remove or loosen the screws on the endcap.
• Carefully slide the endcap to the side, taking care not to dislodge or disconnect any cables.
• Remove or loosen all cables to the card(s) to be removed/replaced. If a radio card,
disconnect the radio antenna from the radio card.
Installation
1.
Slide the card, connector side first, into the slot until it seats. Use caution not to pull or snag
the antenna connector.
2.
If the card is difficult to seat in the slot, remove the card, turn it around and re-install.
• The radio antenna connector must be positioned up and toward the front of the device
(near the display).
• Gently snap the antenna cables into the connectors on the radio card. Use caution not to
damage either the antenna cable connectors or the connectors on the radio. Connect all
antenna cables to the PCMCIA radio card.
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3.
Replace the endcap, making sure all connections are secure and ribbons/antennas are not
crimped between the endcap and the body of the mobile device.
1.
Grasp the top of the card and pull it straight upward to remove.
2.
Use caution not to pull or snag the antenna connector on the Radio card, if installed.
Removal
If you anticipate keeping the PCMCIA or CF card out of the mobile device for a long period of
time place it in an enclosed electrostatic-protected storage container. Store in an area that is
protected from dirt, moisture, and electrostatic contact.
Entering Data
You can enter data into the mobile device through several different methods. The Scanner window
accepts barcode data entry, the RS232 and the IR port are used to input/output data, and the
keypad and stylus provide manual entry.
Keypad Entry
The keypad is used to manually input data that is not collected otherwise. Almost any function that
a full sized computer keyboard can provide is duplicated on the mobile device’s keypad but it may
take a few more keystrokes to accomplish a keyed task.
Almost every key has two or three different functions. The primary alpha or numeric character is
printed on the key.
For example, when the 2nd key is pressed, the 2nd key LED illuminates. By then pressing the
desired second-function key the device will then produce the 2nd character. The specific 2nd
character is printed above the corresponding key. The 2nd key LED turns off when key sequence
finishes (unless when setting volume or contrast – the 2nd key LED will flash at those times).
Please refer to “Appendix A – Key Maps” for instruction on the specific keypresses to access all
keypad functions.
Stylus Entry
The stylus performs the same function as a mouse that is used to point to and click elements on a
desktop computer. The stylus is used in the same manner as a mouse – single tap or double tap to
select menu options, drag the stylus across text to select, hold the stylus down to activate slider
bars, etcetera. Always use the point of the stylus for tapping or making strokes on the display.
Never use an actual pen, pencil or sharp or abrasive object to write on the touchscreen.
Hold the stylus as if it were a pen or pencil. Touch an element on the screen with the tip of the
stylus then remove the stylus from the screen. The touchscreen responds to an actuation force
(touch) of 4 oz. (or greater) of pressure.
The stylus can be used in conjunction with the keyboard and scanner and an input/output device
connected to one of the serial ports.
• Touch the stylus to the field of the data entry form to receive the next data feed.
• The cursor begins to flash in the field.
• The unit is ready to accept data from either the keyboard, integrated scanner or a scanner
connected to the serial port, if the scanner applet is configured correctly.
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Input Panel
The Input Panel icon looks like a keyboard and is shown in the System tray. To show or hide the
input panel, tap the Input Panel icon. Use the input panel to enter information in any program.
Integrated Laser Scanner Data Entry
Read all cautions, warnings and labels before using the laser
scanner.
To scan with the integrated laser barcode reader, point the laser window towards a barcode and
press the Scan button. You will see a red laser beam strike the barcode.
Correct Scan
Incorrect Scan
Incorrect Scan
Figure 1-15 Scan Beam
Align the red beam so that the barcode is centered within the beam. The laser beam must cross the
entire barcode. Move the mobile device towards or away from the barcode so that the barcode
takes up approximately two-thirds the width of the beam.
Figure 1-16 Scanner LED Location
The SCNR LED turns red when the laser beam is on. Following a barcode scan and read the
SCNR LED turns green and the mobile device beeps, indicating a successful scan.
The laser and SCNR LED automatically turn off after a successful or unsuccessful read. The
scanner is ready to scan again when the Scan key is pressed.
Large barcodes can be scanned at the maximum distance. Hold the scanner closer to small
barcodes (or with bars that are very close together).
When the scan is successful, the Scan LED turns green, then switches off, and the mobile device
emits a distinctive audible tone.
When the scan is unsuccessful, the SCNR LED remains red until the 3 second timeout (default)
occurs or the Scan key is released. The mobile device emits distinctive audible tones. Check the
following:
• Check the barcode for marks or physical damage e.g. ripped label, missing section, etc.
• Try scanning test symbols of the same code type at different distances and angles.
• Is the scan aperture unscratched and unsoiled?
Note:
An MX3-RFID manufactured prior to July 2006 contained an SE923 barcode scanner.
The SE955 scanner replaced the SE923 scanner in devices manufactured after July 2006.
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See the “Integrated Scanner Programming Guide” for scanner engine programming
barcodes, default scanning ranges, barcode reading instruction and troubleshooting.
RFID Tag Data Collection
When the RFID Read button is pressed, the reader turns on and the MX3-RFID beeps once if the
tag was located and read successfully. The reader turns off at a predetermined time limit after a
good read or a failed read.
There may be a buzz sound during the time the reader is “searching and reading” if the RFID
reader is configured to buzz during a read cycle.
See Chapter 3 “System Configuration” section titled “RFID”.
Tethered Scanner
Tethered scanners connected to an RS232 port are not supported on the MX3-RFID.
Do not connect a tethered scanner cable to a USB-C or USB-H labeled endcap port. They are
USB ports and cannot power a tethered scanner.
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ActiveSync
ActiveSync
Introduction
Once a relationship (partnership) has been established with Connect (on a desktop computer),
ActiveSync will synchronize using the radio link, serial port, USB or the infrared port on the
mobile device.
Requirement:
ActiveSync version 3.7 (or higher) must be resident on the host (desktop/laptop)
computer. ActiveSync is available from the Microsoft website. Follow their
instructions to locate, download and install ActiveSync on your desktop
computer.
Using Microsoft ActiveSync version 3.7 or higher, you can synchronize information on your
desktop computer with the mobile device and vice versa. Synchronization compares the data on
your mobile device with your desktop computer and updates both with the most recent data.
For example, you can:
• 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.
By default, ActiveSync does not automatically synchronize all types of information. Use
ActiveSync Options to specify the types of information you want to synchronize. The
synchronization process makes the data (in the information types you select) identical on both
your desktop computer and your device.
When installation of ActiveSync is complete on your desktop computer, the ActiveSync Setup
Wizard begins and starts the following processes:
• connect your device to your desktop computer,
• set up a partnership so you can synchronize information between your device and your
desktop computer, and
• customize your synchronization settings.
Because ActiveSync is already installed on your device, your first synchronization process begins
automatically when you finish setting up your desktop computer in the ActiveSync wizard. For
more information about using ActiveSync on your desktop computer, open ActiveSync, then open
ActiveSync Help.
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Initial Setup
The following instructions relate to the initial setup of ActiveSync. When there is a Connect icon
on the desktop, this section can be bypassed.
The partnerships can only be created using direct serial or USB cable connection. After the
partnerships are established, ActiveSync communication can be initiated using serial, USB, IrDa
and radio. See section titled “Connect and Communicate” for cable/port compatibility.
USB Connection
Select Start | Settings | Control Panel | PC Connection. Tap the Change button. From the popup
list, choose
USB “Client”
This will set up the mobile device to use the USB port. Tap OK and ensure the check box for
“Allow connection with desktop computer when device is attached” is checked.
Tap OK to return to the Control Panel.
IMPORTANT – DO NOT PUT THE MOBILE DEVICE INTO SUSPEND WHILE
CONNECTED VIA USB. The device will be unable to connect to the host PC when it resumes
operation.
The MX3-RFID requires USB connection for ActiveSync. There is no ActiveSync connection
through the MX3-RFID passive cradle.
Serial Connection
Select Start | Settings | Control Panel | PC Connection. Tap the Change button. From the popup
list, choose
Serial 1 @ 57600
Note:
The default is 57600 baud.
This will set up the mobile device to use COM 1. If the device has a dual-serial port endcap, the
Serial 3 @ 57600 can also be selected. Tap OK and ensure the check box for “Allow connection
with desktop computer when device is attached” is checked.
Tap OK to return to the Control Panel.
Select Scanner and ensure the integrated scanner is set to a port that is NOT the same as the
ActiveSync port.
Radio
Note:
You must establish a partnership with a desktop computer prior to running ActiveSync on
the mobile device. The initial partnership must be done using direct serial / USB cable
connection.
Once the relationship is established using the serial port, the ActiveSync link in the Start Menu
gives a choice of connections, one of which is radio.
Select Start | Settings | Programs | Communication | ActiveSync. From the popup list, choose
Network and then tap the Connect button.
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IrDA Connection
Note:
The ActiveSync connection does true IrDA, not serial over IR, or TCP/IP (Winsock) over
IR, like many infrared connections. Therefore, it is important to use a PC infrared
interface which supports the handshaking needed for ActiveSync. This, unfortunately,
precludes using many brands of laptops, which only use a simple infrared interface, even
though they may call it IrDA.
Select Start | Settings | Control Panel | PC Connection. Tap the Change button. From the popup
list, choose
IR @ 115200
This will set up the mobile device to use the Infrared port. Tap OK and ensure the check box for
“Allow connection with desktop computer when device is attached” is checked.
Tap OK to return to the Control Panel.
Select Scanner and ensure the integrated scanner is set to a port that is NOT the same as the
ActiveSync port.
Synchronizing from the Mobile Device
To synchronize using a wireless LAN card, you must have set up ActiveSync on your desktop
computer and completed the first synchronization process before you initiate synchronization from
your device (see “Initial Setup”).
To initiate synchronization from your device, tap Start | Programs | Communication |
ActiveSync to begin the process.
Tap Sync to connect and synchronize. View synchronization status.
Tap Tools to synchronize or change synchronization settings. View connection status.
Tap Stop to stop synchronization.
Tap Start | Help for context-sensitive help.
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Connect and Communicate
Connect the correct** cable to the PC (the host) and the mobile device (the client). Select
“Connect” from the Start Menu on the client (Start | Programs | Communications | Connect).
Note:
Run “Connect” when the “Get Connected” wizard on the host PC is checking COM
ports to establish a connection for the first time.
Note:
USB will start automatically when the USB cable is connected, not requiring you to
select “Connect” from the start menu.
**
Cable for initial ActiveSync Configuration:
USB Client to PC/Laptop
USB-Client cable
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Explore
From the ActiveSync Dialog on the Desktop PC, tap the Explore button, which allows you to
explore the mobile device from the PC side, with some limitations. You can copy files to or from
the mobile device by drag-and-drop. You will not be allowed to delete files or copy files out of the
\Windows folder on the mobile device. (Technically, the only files you cannot delete or copy are
ones marked as system files in the original build of the Windows CE .NET image. This, however,
includes most of the files in the \Windows folder).
Copy the MX3-RFID LXEbook to the Mobile Device (Optional)
Note:
The LXEbook user guides do not contain the illustrations and regulatory information
contained in the full user guides on the LXE Manuals CD and on the LXE ServicePass
website. See the full format User Guide”MX3-RFID User’s Guide” on LXE Manuals CD.
Mobile Device
Required Adobe Acrobat Reader Version
MX3-RFID
Windows CE. NET PDF Viewer (pre-installed by LXE).
First, using your desktop computer download “LXEbook – MX3-RFID Users Guide” from the
LXE Manuals CD to your desktop computer.
Next, connect the mobile device to your desktop computer and run ActiveSync.
When the mobile device and the desktop ActiveSync applications are synchronized, click Explore
on the ActiveSync menu on your desktop to display the contents of the mobile device folders.
Then, open the folder on your desktop computer containing the downloaded LXEbook User’s
Guide. Click and drag the LXEbook User Guide to the My Documents folder on the mobile
device.
When the file copy process is finished, disconnect the mobile device from the synchronization
equipment and close ActiveSync.
To view the LXEbook on the mobile device, select Start / Programs / Adobe Reader / File / Open.
Locate the LXEbook on the mobile device and “open” the file.
See Also: “Install LXEbooks” on the LXE Manuals CD.
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Backup Data Files using ActiveSync
Use the following information to backup data files from the mobile device to a desktop or laptop
PC using the appropriate cable and Microsoft’s ActiveSync.
Prerequisites
A partnership between the mobile device and ActiveSync has been established. See section titled
“Initial Setup”.
Serial Port Transfer
• A desktop or laptop PC with an available serial port and a mobile device with a serial port.
The desktop or laptop PC must be running Windows 2000 or greater.
• Null modem cable with all control lines connected. LXE recommends using the null
modem cable part number listed in “Accessories”.
Infrared Port Transfer
• A desktop or laptop PC with an infrared port and a mobile device with an infrared port. The
desktop or laptop PC must be running Windows 2000 or greater.
USB Transfer
• A desktop or laptop PC with an available USB port and a mobile device with a USB port.
The desktop or laptop PC must be running Windows 2000 or greater.
• Use the MX3-RFID-specific USB cable as listed in “Accessories”.
Connect
Connect the USB cable to the PC (the host) and the mobile device (the client). USB
synchronization will start automatically when the cable is connected. If needed, select “Connect”
from the Start Menu on the mobile device (Start | Programs | Communications | Connect).
Note:
Run “Connect” when the “Get Connected” wizard on the host PC is checking COM
ports to establish a connection for the first time.
Disconnect
Serial Connection
• Disconnect the cable from the mobile device.
• Put the mobile device into suspend by tapping the red Suspend button.
• Tap the status bar icon in the lower right hand corner of the status bar. Then tap the
Disconnect button.
IRDA Connection
• Move the mobile device so the infrared beam is broken.
• Tap the status bar icon in the lower right hand corner of the status bar. Then tap the
Disconnect button.
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USB Connection
• Disconnect the cable from the mobile device.
• Tap the status bar icon in the lower right hand corner of the status bar. Then tap the
Disconnect button.
IMPORTANT – Do not put the mobile device into suspend while connected via USB. The device
will be unable to connect to the host PC when it resumes operation.
Radio Connection
• Put the mobile device into suspend by tapping the red Suspend button.
• Tap the status bar icon in the lower right hand corner of the status bar. Then tap the
Disconnect button.
Cold Boot and Loss of Host Re-connection
ActiveSync assigns a partnership between a client and a host computer. A partnership is defined
by two objects – a unique computer name and a random number generated when the partnership is
first created. An ActiveSync partnership between a unique client can be established to two hosts.
When the mobile device is cold booted, the random number is deleted – and the partnership with
the last one of the two hosts is also deleted. The host retains the random numbers and unique
names of all devices having a partnership with it. Two clients cannot have a partnership with the
same host if they have the same name. (Control Panel | System | Device Name)
If the cold booted mobile device tries to reestablish the partnership with the same host PC, a new
random number is generated for the mobile device and ActiveSync will insist the unique name of
the mobile device be changed. If the mobile device is associated with a second host, changing the
name will destroy that partnership as well. This can cause some confusion when re-establishing
partnerships with hosts.
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Troubleshooting ActiveSync
ActiveSync on the host says that a device is trying to connect, but it cannot
identify it
One or more control lines are not connected. This is usually a cable problem, but on a laptop or
other device, it may indicate a bad serial port.
If the MX3-RFID is connected to a PC by the USB cable, disconnect the cable from the mobile
device and connect it again.
Check that the correct connection is selected (Serial or USB “Client” if this is the initial
ActiveSync installation).
See Also: “Cold Boot and Loss of Host Reconnection”.
ActiveSync indicator on the host (disc in the toolbar tray) turns green and spins
as soon as you connect the cable, before tapping the Connect icon (or
REPLLOG.EXE in the Windows directory).
One or more control lines are tied together incorrectly. This is usually a cable problem, but on a
laptop or other device, it may indicate a bad serial port.
ActiveSync indicator on the host turns green and spins, but connection never
occurs
Baud rate of connection is not supported or detected by host. Check that the correct connection is
selected (Serial or USB “Client” if this is the initial ActiveSync installation).
-orIncorrect or broken data lines in cable.
ActiveSync indicator on the host remains gray
The host doesn’t know you are trying to connect. May mean a bad cable, with no control lines
connected, or an incompatible baud rate. Try the connection again, with a known good cable.
Testing connection with a terminal emulator program, or a serial port monitor
You can use HyperTerminal or some other terminal emulator program to do a rough test of
ActiveSync. Set the terminal emulator to 8 bits, no parity, 1 stop bits, and the same baud rate as
the connection on the CE device. After double-tapping REPLLOG.EXE on the CE device, the
word “CLIENT” appears on the display in ASCII format. When using a serial port monitor, you
see the host echo “CLIENT”, followed by “SERVER”. After this point, the data stream becomes
straight (binary) PPP.
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The Passive Vehicle Cradle
The MX3-RFID cannot fit in standard MX3 charging cradles. The passive vehicle mount cradle is
designed for the MX3-RFID. The passive vehicle cradle does not have LEDs or indicators. The
passive vehicle cradle does not require an external power source.
The MX3-RFID seated in the passive cradle requires a power source, either from the main battery
or from power applied via the power jack on the endcap. The MX3-RFID requires USB
connection for ActiveSync. There is no ActiveSync connection through the MX3-RFID passive
cradle, only through the USB port on the MX3-RFID endcap.
The cradle restrains the mobile device. The cradle is designed to be securely mounted to a vehicle.
The passive cradle does not have external device connectors e.g. power/serial cable. Power can be
applied to the mobile device through the power jack in the endcap only. Wireless client interaction
is available as long as the mobile device has sufficient energy in the main battery pack and a clear
signal path.
Figure 1-17 MX3-RFID Passive Cradle with Attached RAM Ball
The cradle is lined with strips of hook-and-loop fabric to ensure a snug fit between the mobile
device and the inside of the cradle. A thumb-spring at the top of the cradle secures the mobile
device in the cradle. Hold the thumb spring up and slide the device into the cradle, release the
thumb spring and it will click in place. The mobile device is removed from the cradle by pressing
the thumb spring up and then grasping the mobile device and pulling it straight up and away from
the cradle.
The vehicle cradle should be mounted in an area in the vehicle where it:
• Does not obstruct the driver's vision or safe vehicle operation.
• Will be protected from rain or inclement weather.
• Will be protected from extremely high concentrations of dust or wind-blown debris.
• Can be easily accessed by a user seated in the driver's seat.
A RAM ball cylinder mounting option is used to secure the cradle to the vehicle. A RAM ball may
be pre-installed to the cradle by LXE.
Check the cradle regularly for excessive wear at pressure points. If the cradle becomes cracked or
broken at any time, it must be taken out of service and replaced. Contact LXE Customer Service
for a replacement MX3-RFID passive cradle (see "Getting Help").
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The Passive Vehicle Cradle
Before installation begins, verify you have the applicable vehicle mounting RAM ball assembly
components necessary for your mount type, as shown in the section titled “Passive Cradle
Assembly Components”.
Do not slide the mobile device into the passive cradle until the cradle is securely fastened to
the vehicle.
Passive Cradle Assembly Components
Note:
LXE does not supply the bolts or washers needed when mounting the RAM ball to the
vehicle chassis. LXE recommends using bolts with a maximum 10/32” (0.3125) diameter.
Passive Cradle
RAM Ball and Arm Cylinder
Qty 4 - Hex Cap 1/4-20 x 3/4 bolts
Qty 4 - 1/4 flat washer
Qty 4 - 1/4-20 nylon insert lock nuts
Figure 1-18 RAM Bracket Kit Components
Mount the RAM ball to the bottom of the cradle with the bolts, washers and nuts supplied by
LXE.
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RAM Mount Assembly
Not To Scale
Figure 1-19 RAM Assembly Footprint
Note:
LXE does not supply the bolts or washers needed when mounting the RAM ball to the
vehicle chassis. LXE recommends using bolts with a maximum 10/32” (0.3125) diameter.
1.
Attach the RAM ball to the vehicle, making sure it does not impede safe operation of
the vehicle.
2.
If necessary, fasten the upper RAM ball assembly to the base of the passive cradle
using the supplied bolts, washers and screws.
3.
Loosen the turnscrew on the RAM arm, place the lower socket over the vehicle
mounted RAM ball, then the other arm socket over the RAM ball mounted to the
cradle.
4.
Tighten the arm turnscrew until the cradle is secured to the RAM arm and the vehicle.
5.
The MX3-RFID passive vehicle mounted cradle is ready for use.
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Getting Help
Getting Help
All LXE user guides are now available on one CD and they can also be viewed/downloaded from
the LXE ServicePass website. Contact your LXE representative to obtain the LXE Manuals CD.
You can also get help from LXE by calling the telephone numbers listed on the LXE Manuals CD,
in the file titled "Contacting LXE". This information is also available on the LXE website.
Explanations of terms and acronyms used in this guide are located in the file titled "LXE
Technical Glossary" on the LXE Manuals CD.
Manuals
MX3-RFID User’s Guide
LXEbook – MX3-RFID User’s Guide (download to mobile device)
MX3 Cradle Reference Guide
MX3 Multi-Charger Plus User’s Guide
CE API Programming Guide
RFTerm Reference Guide
Integrated Scanner Reference Guide
Accessories
Battery Charger/Analyzer, US V1.01
9000A377CHGR5US
AC Power Cable, US
9000A066CBLPWRAC
Battery, Replacement, RFID Device
MX3A380RFIDBATT
AC Power Supply, US
9000A301PSACUS
Power Supply, Cigarette Lighter Adapter
9000A303PSCIGLTADPT
MX3-RFID Nylon Case with Shoulder Strap
MX3XA411RFIDCASE
MX3-RFID Passive Mounting Cradle
MX3XA001RFIDCRADLE
RAM Mount Kit
9000A019RAMKIT
Cable, USB Client D95 to USB Client Device Type A Plug, 6 ft –
for USB ActiveSync
MX3XA069CBLD9USBCLNT
Stylus Kit includes stick-on clip, stylus and tether (5 pack)
9000A507STYLUS
Stylus Kit includes stick-on clip, stylus and tether (1 pack)
9000A501PASSIVEPEN
CD with CE .NET and LXE API’s and documentation for custom
application development with RFID functions
MX3XA504CENET42SDK
Touchscreen Protective Film, Color Display (10 pack)
MX3XA503PROTFILMCOLR
Note:
MX3-RFID mobile devices are available in the US only.
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Chapter 2 Physical Description and Layout
Hardware Configuration
The MX3-RFID hardware configuration is shown in the following figure.
Figure 2-1 Hardware
Central Processing Unit
The CPU is an Intel Xscale PXA255 running at 400 MHz.
System Memory
A CF Card FLASH is used for ROM, Flash for Windows CE .NET and Flash memory for bundled
applications. The Flash is configured as the primary boot device and contains the Windows CE
.NET image, boot loader, OAL, applications, utilities and device drivers.
Any flash remaining beyond the Windows CE .NET image is formatted for use as a persistent
memory drive (which appears in My Computer as the folder “System”). Any programs or data
stored in this folder will not be lost if the memory backup battery fails.
The computer has one Type II CF+ slot. The computer supports and auto detects up to 256MB of
Type I compact flash memory.
Core Logic
The mobile device supports the following I/O components of the core logic:
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• One PCMCIA slot (supports Type I or II PCMCIA cards). The Summit Client device is in
a PCMCIA Adapter card in this slot.
• One compact Flash card port (supports Type I and II cards).
• One InfraRed port.
• One Digitizer Input port (see section titled “Touchscreen”).
• Two I/O ports in six configurations (see section titled “Endcaps and COM Ports.”).
Video Subsystem
The display has a 640 pixel (horizontal) by 240 pixel (vertical) format. The display contrast is
adjustable with key sequences. Backlighting is available and can be adjusted with key sequences.
The turn-off timing is configured through the Control Panel. The display controller supports
Windows CE graphics modes. Touchscreen allows mouse functions (pointing and taping on the
display or Signature Capture) using an LXE approved stylus.
There are two types of displays available: transflective greyscale monochrome; and transmissive
color. The transmissive color display is optimized for indoor lighting. It cannot be used without
the backlight. The transflective monochrome is optimized for outdoor use but may also be used
indoors. The monochrome display has an electroluminescent backlight. The color displays have a
CCFL (Cold-Cathode Fluorescent Lighting) backlight.
The transflective display appears to have a greenish hue when the display is off or suspended. The
transmissive display appears black when the display is off or suspended.
See Section “Display” .
Power Supply
The mobile device uses two batteries for operation.
• An 1900 mAh replaceable Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery pack. The battery pack recharges
while the computer is in a powered cradle or when connected to the optional external
power sources. The main battery can be removed and inserted in the MX3 Multi-Charger
which simultaneously charges up to six battery packs in four hours.
• An internal 50 mAh Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) backup battery. The backup battery is
recharged directly by the main battery when it is in the mobile device. Full charging of the
backup battery may take several hours. The recharging of the backup battery is
automatically controlled by the operating system. The backup battery must be replaced by
qualified service personnel.
Optional AC adapters are available – external AC power supplies (US and International) and a
cigarette lighter adapter. See Chapter 3 “Power Supply”, “External Power Supply”.
When the backup battery and main battery are dead, the mobile device reverts to it’s default values
when a fully charged main battery is installed and the device is powered On again. Follow the
steps in section titled “Getting Started”.
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Audio Interface
An interface is available for headset operation. When a headset is plugged into the audio jack on
the endcap, the main speaker is disabled.
PCMCIA Slots
Use and operation of the Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA)
device (e.g. PC card) is dependent upon both the type of device installed and the application(s)
running on the computer.
Make sure the proper software is pre-loaded and PC cards are properly configured.
Slot 0 – Radio or SRAM Cards
Note:
When removing or installing the radio, protect the internal components and the radio
from electrostatic discharge.
The mobile device has one internal PCMCIA slot that conforms electrically to PCMCIA 2.1
specifications. The PC Slot supplies 0.75 of an amp at 5Volts or 3.3Volts. Battery voltage is
supplied through unused pin 35 to support a WAN radio in the slot.
The PC slot is accessible by the use of a Phillips screwdriver to first loosen the endcap. It accepts
Type I or II cards only. Slot 0 accepts PCMCIA 2.4GHz radio cards or SRAM/Flash memory
cards.
Slot 1 – Compact Flash Card
The mobile device has one internal Compact Flash card port that supports Type I and II CF+
cards. The slot is accessible when the endcap has been loosened.
RFID Reader Scan Range
Type of Tag
Scan Range
Class 0 Tag
2 feet / .7 meters
Class 1 Tag
3 feet / .9 meters
Class 1 Gen 2 Tag
1 foot / .3 meters
Figure 2-2 RFID Tag Reading Ranges
Unlike barcode scanners that require line-of-sight before successfully reading a barcode, the RFID
reader does not require line-of-sight when searching for and reading tags. Pressing the RFID Read
button on the MX3-RFID starts a 360 degree search “beam” that stops at the limits of the scan
range of the RFID reader. The “beam” stops searching when the read timer expires.
The integrated laser barcode scanner can only read barcodes. The MX3-RFID cannot read barcode
labels and RFID labels at the same time. For example, the MX3-RFID can scan a barcode label
and when the good read/bad read/store data process is complete, it is then free to begin the process
of reading and storing the data from an RFID tag.
The RFID module can only read RFID tags.
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Power Modes
Power Modes
1 – On
2 – Suspend
3 – Critical Suspend
4 – Off
5 – Power Button or Power Off Timer
expires
6 – Primary Event
7 – Power fail. Also from Suspend (2) or On
(1).
8 – Restoration of power.
9 – Backup battery and main battery dead
10 – Power applied. New main battery
installed or external power applied. Tap
the Power button.
Note: After event 8, the only primary event
(6) which functions is a power button
tap.
Figure 2-3 Power Modes – On, Suspend, Critical Suspend and Off
Primary Events Listing
Any key on the keypad
Stylus touch on the touchscreen
Power button tap
PC card activity
External power connection
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COM2 activity
COM3 activity
USB client connection
Scanner activity
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On Mode
The Display
When the display is On:
• the keyboard, touchscreen and all peripherals function normally
• the display backlight is on until the Backlight timer expires (default is 3 seconds) 15
seconds afterwards, the display turns off.
• when the main battery is hot-swapped, the display is turned Off.
The Mobile Device
After a new mobile device has been received, a charged main battery inserted, and the Power
button tapped, the computer is always On until both batteries are drained completely of power.
When the main battery and backup battery are drained completely, the unit is in the Off mode. The
unit transitions from the Off mode to the On mode when a charged main battery is inserted or
external power is applied. Press the Power button to turn the device on.
User Idle Mode
Note:
When the display backlight is Off, the unit is still On. The unit functions normally – a
tethered scanner trigger press or an integrated scanner Scan key press will cause scans.
Communications through the radio or serial ports continue.
User Idle timers are set using Start | Settings | Control Panel | Power | Schemes tab.
The display backlight is turned off when one of the following occurs:
• the user idle timer expires before a wakeup event takes place
• the Power button is tapped which immediately places the unit into Suspend Mode.
Display Backlight Suspend timers are set using Start | Settings | Control Panel | Display |
Backlight tab.
Any of the following primary events will wake the display and display backlight:
Any key on the keypad
Stylus touch on the touchscreen
Power button tap
When the display backlight wakes up, the User Idle Timer begins the countdown again. When any
of the above events occur prior to the timer expiring, the timer begins the countdown again.
The first display backlight wakeup key press or touch is sent to the operating system or running
application. Once the display is On, the keyboard and touchscreen function normally.
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System Idle Mode
Note:
When the display is Off, the unit is still On. The unit functions normally – tethered
scanner trigger press or integrated scanner Scan key press will cause scans.
Communications through the radio or serial ports continue.
System Idle timers are set using Start | Settings | Control Panel | Power | Schemes tab.
The display is turned off when the System Idle timer expires before a wakeup event takes place.
The Power button is tapped which immediately wakes the unit up.
The Status LED blinks green when the Display enters Off mode.
Any of the following primary events will wake the display and display backlight:
Any key on the keypad
Stylus touch on the touchscreen
Power button tap
When the display wakes up, the System Idle Timer begins the countdown again. When any of the
above events occur prior to the timer expiring, the timer begins the countdown again.
The first display wakeup key press or touch is sent to the operating system or running application.
Once the display is On, the keyboard and touchscreen function normally.
Suspend Mode
The Suspend mode is entered when the device is either inactive for a predetermined period of
time, the user taps the Power button or the user selects Start | Suspend.
Suspend timers are set using Start | Settings | Control Panel | Power | Schemes tab.
Any of the following can be configured to wake the unit and reset both the display and display
backlight timers:
Any key on the keypad
Power button tap
COM1 CTS
COM3 CTS
PC card activity
Stylus touch on the touchscreen
External power connection
USB client connection
When the device wakes up, the User Idle, System Idle and the Suspend timers begin the
countdown again. When any one of the above events occurs prior to the Suspend timer expiring,
the timer starts the countdown again.
The first wakeup key press or touch is not sent to the operating system or running application – the
first keypress or touch is only used to wake up the unit and reset the timers. Once the unit has
transitioned from the Suspend mode to the On mode, the unit, keyboard and touchscreen function
normally.
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Critical Suspend Mode
The purpose of the Critical Suspend mode is to reduce power consumption to a lower level that
still retains the contents of SDRAM. The device enters Critical Suspend Mode only when the main
battery has failed or is removed/hot-swapped. The backup battery is supplying power to the unit
during Critical Suspend Mode.
When hot-swapping (the main battery is removed and replaced), the display turns off, the BATT
M LED begins to flash red, all peripherals are shut down, the CPU clock is stopped, and power is
removed from the PCMCIA card.
When the device is in the Critical Suspend state (the main battery is in place and the device is
being powered by the backup battery), the display turns off, the BATT M LED begins to flash red,
all peripherals are shut down, the CPU clock is stopped, and power is removed from the PCMCIA
card. The operating system is saving the state prior to the main battery failing and cannot be used.
If a fully charged main battery is installed before the backup battery is depleted (approximately 5
minutes) the device transitions to the Suspend state. To resume operation tap the Power key.
If the backup battery is depleted before a fully charged main battery is inserted, the device
immediately turns itself Off and all unsaved information is lost. Insert a fully charged main battery
and press the Power button to turn the device On.
Off Mode
The unit is in Off Mode when the main battery and the backup battery are depleted.
Insert a fully charged main battery and press the Power button to turn the device On. The mobile
device reverts to the last saved default (factory) values. Follow the steps in “Getting Started”.
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Physical Controls
Physical Controls
Power Button
Note:
Refer to the section titled “Power Modes” for information relating to the power states of
the mobile device.
The power button is located above the ESC key on the keypad. When a battery is inserted for the
first time, the Power button must be pressed.
Figure 2-4 Location of the Power (PWR) Button
Quickly tapping the Power button places the device immediately in Suspend mode. Quickly
tapping the Power button again, or touching the screen, immediately returns the device from
Suspend.
Restart Sequence
Tap Start | Run, then type warmboot in the textbox and press Enter. If the touchscreen is not
accepting taps or needs recalibration, press <Ctrl>+<Esc> to force the Start Menu to appear.
When the Windows desktop is displayed or an application begins, the power on (or reboot)
sequence is complete. If any changes to the settings had been saved previously, they are restored
on reboot.
Any RFID tag data retrieved and not saved is lost during a reboot or reset.
Note:
To reset to factory default values, please refer to Chapter 3 “System Configuration”
section titled “Utilities”.
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Endcaps and COM Ports
The MX3-RFID supports three COM port options. Two external serial ports are dependent on the
end cap chosen. A third serial port is used to support an integrated infrared transciever (barcode
reader). An additional endcap configuration supports serial and USB “slave” input/output at 1.5
MBps.
Standard Range Scanner Port
RS232 Port (Serial Port)
USB Client
Audio Jack
DC Power Jack
RFID Module
Figure 2-5 Endcap and COM Ports
The COM 2 port is always the IR port on the back of the mobile device, regardless of the type of
endcap installed.
On the Standard Range Scanner / Serial Port endcap COM 3 is the Integrated Scanner port. The
integrated barcode scanner scans only when the Scan button is pressed. To edit Scanner Com Port
parameters, select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner. Change the parameter values and
tap OK to save the changes.
On the Dual Serial Port endcap the COM1 port is the serial port on the right side of the endcap
when the display is facing you.
Endcap Combination
Left Port
Right Port
Laser Scanner
USB Client
With the screen facing up, specifically, the assignment of the serial ports is as follows:
• COM1 for the RFID module.
• COM 2 is always the IR port on the back of the device, regardless of the type of endcap
installed.
• COM 3 for either the integrated barcode scanner or an RS232 port.
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Physical Controls
Integrated Scanner Port
The integrated laser barcode scanner is used to collect barcode data from any nearby compatible
barcode label. Depending on the size of the barcode, size of bars and spacing and quality of the
barcode, the scanner is used to read barcodes between 3” and 30”. The barcode scanner reads
UPC/EAN, Code 39, Code 93, I 2 of 5, Discrete 2 of 5, Code 128, Codabar and MSI symbologies.
The integrated laser scanner scans only when the Scan button is pressed. The SCNR LED
illuminates during any mobile device integrated scanner activation.
If you need to set up the integrated scanner barcode reading parameters, please refer to
the “Integrated Scanner Programming Guide” and the “MX3” barcode scanner type. The
guide is on the LXE Manuals CD and the LXE ServicePass website.
Note: An MX3-RFID manufactured prior to July 2006 contained an SE923 barcode
scanner. The SE955 scanner replaced the SE923 scanner in devices manufactured
after July 2006. The “Integrated Scanner Programming Guide” contains both types
for scanner engine programming barcodes, default scanning ranges, barcode
reading instruction and troubleshooting.
USB Client Port
USB Client connection is made through the USB Port. The connector is an industry-standard 9-pin
“D” male connector.
The LXE USB cable is required to adapt the connection to a standard USB connector.
USB Client Cable
Port Label on Endcap
MX3XA069CBLD9USBCLNT
Mobile Device End
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Host Detect
Not Used
D + (Green Wire)
Not Used
Ground (Black Wire)
Not Used
D – (White Wire)
Not Used
Not Used
Goes To
USB Type A Plug End
1
3
4
2
Figure 2-6 USB Type A to Serial Port Cable Pinout
ActiveSync
Connect from USB-C port to USB Type A Host – a laptop/desktop, etc.
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Programmable Scan Buttons
Figure 2-7 Programmable Buttons
There are two buttons, one on each side of the display. The buttons can be programmed to perform
specific functions. The programmable keys have no effect on barcode scanners tethered to the
device. When there is no integrated scanner installed, both buttons default to Enter buttons (with
the exception of IBM 5250 terminal emulation devices – in this case, the left button is labelled and
functions as “Field Exit”).
Note:
The programmable Scan key can be programmed as the RFID Read key for an MX3RFID device.
To edit the button parameters, select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner. Change the
parameter values and tap OK to save the changes.
The default setting for the right button is RFID Read. The default setting for the left button is
Scan. When the device does not have an integrated scanner, both buttons default to Enter keys and
the Scan selection is greyed out.
Each button can be setup as:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Disabled – no response when pressed
Scan – initiate a barcode scan sequence (integrated scanner only)
Enter Key
Tab Key
Field Exit (IBM 5250 / TN5250 devices only)
Virtual Key (default values F20 and F21)
RFID Read
Field Exit Key Function (IBM 5250/TN5250 Only)
The Field Exit key is used to exit an input field. If the field is an Auto Enter field, the
auto transmit function is activated. This key function is present on the IBM
5250/TN5250 specific keypad only.
Scan Buttons and the SCNR LED
The SCNR LED, located above the keypad, illuminates during an integrated barcode scanner
function. It is affected by internal scanner algorithms.
• Red – scanning.
• Green – good scan.
• Unlit – laser scanner is inactive.
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The Keypad
The Keypad
The QWERTY keypad is phosphorescent. A phosphorescent keypad does not use a keypad
backlight but glows in dim/dark areas after exposure to a light source. The keypad is installed and
configured by LXE.
Figure 2-8 The QWERTY Keypad
The keymaps (keypress sequences) are located in “Appendix A – Key Maps.”
Key Functions
Key
Function
Scan
(Scanner integrated into endcaps only.) The Scan key activates the scanner when a
scanner endcap is installed and the Scan button is pressed. The internal scanner scans
only when the Scan button is pressed. A Scan button press has no effect on externally
attached scanners. See previous section titled “Programmable Buttons.”
When there is no integrated scanner endcap, the Scan keys function as Enter keys.
For IBM 5250 configurations, the left button is the “Field Exit” key.
Enter
The Enter key is used to confirm a forms entry or to transmit information. How it is
used is determined by the application running on the computer.
2nd
The 2nd key is used to activate the 2nd functions of the keypad. Printed on many keys
at the upper left corner are small characters that represent the 2nd function of that key.
Using the 2nd key activates the second key function. Note that the 2nd key only stays
active for one keystroke. Each time you need to use the 2nd function you must press
the 2nd key. To cancel a 2nd function before pressing another key, press the 2nd key
again.
When the 2nd function is active, the 2nd LED illuminates.
Ctrl
The Ctrl key enables the control functions of the keypad. This function is similar to a
regular keyboard’s Control key. Note that the Ctrl key only stays active for one
keystroke. Each time you need to use a Ctrl function, you need to press the Ctrl key
before pressing the desired key.
When the Ctrl function is active, the Ctrl LED illuminates.
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Key
Function
Alt
The Alt key enables the alternate functions of the keypad. This function is similar to a
regular keyboard’s Alt key. Note that the Alt key only stays active for one keystroke.
Each time you need to use an alternate function, you need to press the Alt key before
pressing the desired key.
When the Alt function is active, the Alt LED illuminates.
Shft
The Shft key enables the shifted functions of the keypad. This function is similar to a
regular keyboard’s Shift key. Note that the Shift key only stays active for one
keystroke. Each time you need to use a Shifted function, you need to press the Shft
key before pressing the desired key. When the Shft function is active, the Shft LED
illuminates.
When the Shft key is pressed the next key is determined by the major key legends,
i.e., the alpha keys display lower case letters – when CAPS is On alpha characters are
capitalized. For example, when CAPS is on and the Shft key and the G key are
pressed, a lower case g is displayed.
Spc
The Spc key adds a space to the line of data on the display. This function is similar to
a regular keyboard’s Spacebar. Note that the Spc key only stays active for one
keystroke.
Caps Key and CapsLock Mode
This function is similar to a regular keyboard’s CapsLock key. Note that the CapsLock mode stays
active until the CapsLock key sequence is pressed again. Each time you need to use a Caps
function, you need to press the Caps key sequence first. To cancel a CapsLock function press the
Caps key sequence again. When the CapsLock mode is active, the Caps LED illuminates.
The CapsLock key sequence is 2nd + F1.
• No CapsLock AND No Shift keypress – result is a lowercase letter.
• CapsLock OR Shift – result is an uppercase letter.
• CapsLock AND Shift keypress – result is a lowercase letter.
Keypad Shortcuts
Use keyboard shortcuts instead of the stylus:
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•
•
•
•
Press Tab and an Arrow key to select a file.
Press Shift and an Arrow key to select several files.
Once you’ve selected a file, press Alt then press Enter to open its Properties dialog.
Press 2nd then press numeric dot to delete a file.
To force the Start menu to display, press Ctrl then press Esc.
Keypress Sequences
See Appendix A for all key press sequences.
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The Keypad
Custom Key Maps
Custom Key Maps should not be confused with the process the system administrator uses to remap the Scan buttons on either side of the touchscreen display.
See Appendix A “Keymaps”, section titled “Creating Custom Keymaps”.
To activate the Custom keymap, select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Keyboard icon. Select
the Custom keymap from the keyboard popup menu, and close the control panel with the OK
button. To return to the default keymap, select 0409 from the keymap popup and tap OK.
Note:
Mobile device’s host connection and Custom Key Maps: before connecting to a host
using Remote Desktop Connection, go to Start | Settings | Control Panel | Keyboard and
select 0409 from the keymap popup. Tap OK.
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LED Functions
Figure 2-9 LED Functions
Across the top of the keypad are LEDs that provide visual cues to current computer operation.
When the LED is not illuminated, the function is inactive.
LED
2
nd
When illuminated ...
The next keypress is a 2nd keypress.
•
•
ALT
The next keypress is an ALT keypress.
•
CTRL
Amber when on and unlit when off.
Uppercase letters are active until the CAPS key sequence is pressed again.
•
SCNR
Amber when on and unlit when off.
The next letter is the uppercase letter on alpha keys and the shifted character on the
numeric keypad keys.
•
CAPS
Amber when on and unlit when off.
The next keypress is a CTRL keypress.
•
SHFT
Amber when on
Blinks amber during configuration key sequence.
Amber when on and unlit when off.
Barcode scanner function, affected by both tethered scanners and the scanner
endcap.
•
•
•
Red – scanning.
Green – good scan.
Unlit – scanner is inactive.
BATT
B
Backup Battery. When illuminated, the backup battery is charging. When unlit, the
backup battery is not charging
STAT
Status Indicator.
•
•
BATT
M
CHGR
Main Battery. When illuminated, main battery capacity is low.
• Red – low battery.
• Blinking Red – power fail.
• Unlit – Main battery is not low OR all charge is depleted in both batteries..
Charger. When on, the mobile device is receiving external power from the DC power
jack on the endcap.
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Amber – device is booting up.
Blinking Green when display Suspend state begins.
Red – Main battery is charging.
Amber – Fault or temporary standby (Contact LXE Customer Support).
Green – battery charge is complete and the mobile device is connected to
external power through the power jack.
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Display
Display
The touchscreen display is an LCD unit capable of supporting VGA graphics modes. Display size
is 640 x 240 pixels. The display covering is designed to resist stains. The touchscreen allows
signature capture and touch input. A pen stylus is included. The touchscreen responds to an
actuation force (touch) of 4 oz. of pressure (or greater).
The transmissive color display is optimized for indoor lighting. It cannot be used without the
backlight. The color display has a CCFL (Cold-Cathode Fluorescent Lighting) backlight. The
transmissive display appears black when the display is off.
The choice between font sizes is made in the Control Panel option Display | Appearance. Font
size selection may be overridden by a user supplied application.
The display is automatically turned off when the System Idle timer or Suspend timer expires.
Display and Display Backlight Timer
When the System Idle timer expires the display is turned off. The default value for the battery
power timer is 15 seconds. The default value for the external power timer is 2 minutes.
When the User Idle timer expires the screen display backlight is turned off. The default value for
the battery power timer is 3 seconds. The default value for the external power timer is 2 minutes.
Both values can be adjusted using the Control Panel option “Display | Backlight” or “Power |
Schemes”. Any of the following will wake the display and display backlight:
Any key on the keypad
Stylus touch on the touchscreen
Power button tap
When the display wakes up, the timers will begin the countdown again. When any of the above
events occurs prior to the timers expiring, the timers start the countdown again.
Touchscreen
The touchscreen provides a means of inputting information into the device by touching the screen
using the LXE approved stylus (the Passive Pen – see Chapter 1 section titled “Accessories.”)
Touchscreen operation is not affected by Display Backlighting.
Touchscreen operation is affected by the Display mode. If the display is off, a stylus touch on the
display will turn on the display. No touch data is sent to the running application until the next
stylus touch.
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Cleaning the Glass Display/Scanner Aperture
Note:
These instructions are for components made of glass. If there is a removable protective
film sheet on the display screen, remove the film sheet before cleaning the screen.
Keep fingers and abrasive or sharp objects away from the scan aperture and display. If the glass
becomes soiled or smudged, clean only with a standard household cleaner such as Windex(R)
without vinegar or use Isopropyl Alcohol. Do not use paper towels or harsh-chemical-based
cleaning fluids since they may result in damage to the glass surface. Use a clean, damp, lint-free
cloth. Do not scrub optical surfaces. If possible, clean only those areas which are soiled.
Lint/particulates can be removed with clean, filtered canned air.
Applying the Protective Film to the Display
First, clean the display of fingerprints, lint particles, dust and smudges.
Remove the protective film from it’s container. Remove any protective backing from the film
sheet by lifting the backing from a corner of the film. Discard the backing.
Apply the film to the screen starting at one side and smoothing it across the display. If air bubbles
appear, raise the film slightly and continue smoothing the film across the display until it covers the
glass surface of the display.
If dust, lint or smudges are trapped between the protective film and the glass display, remove the
protective film, clean the display and apply the protective film again.
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Speaker
Speaker
The speaker is located on the front of the mobile device above the Power button.
The Speaker has a loudness of at least 90 dB (2700 Hz) at 10 cm measured from the front of the
unit. The Speaker volume is adjustable via the keypad or the Control Panel or by an application
through the use of an API call. There are 16 distinct volume levels. The minimum volume level is
0 (no sound) with a default setting of maximum non-distorted volume. The volume sticks at
maximum and minimum levels.
The speaker is disabled when a headset is plugged into the Audio Jack on the endcap.
Speaker volume is enabled and adjusted using the Control Panel “Volume & Sounds” option.
After the speaker has been enabled using the Control Panel option, speaker volume is adjusted
using the 2nd + <F8> key sequence, if desired.
Operational “beeps” are emitted from the speaker.
Infrared (IR) Port
Figure 2-10 Infrared Port – COM2 Port
At the back of the mobile device is an Infrared (IR) Data Port. The IR Port is designed to provide a
data link between the mobile device and a similarly equipped piece of equipment such as a printer.
The IR port is the mobile device’s COM 2 port and is a bi-directional half-duplex communication
port. It supports baud rates up to 115k, SIR (Slow IR). It will support serial port emulation, as well
as IrDA and Winsock over IR protocols. It also supports ActiveSync.
The IR operating envelope has a distance range of 2 cm (.79 inches) to 1 meter (3.2 feet) with a
viewing angle of 30 degrees.
The mobile device uses IrDA protocol to send data in both directions, but not simultaneously.
When sending data through the IR port, make sure the IR port on the first mobile device and the
IR port on the second mobile device are in close proximity to each other. IrDA is not required and
not used by terminal emulation programs.
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Power Supply
Introduction
Note:
LXE recommends that the correct MX3 Multicharger Plus always be used to charge the
mobile device’s main battery. The Multicharger plus label is located on the back of the
device and the charger must have been upgraded to V1.01 to charge the mobile device’s
main battery pack to 100%. Please contact your LXE representative for further
information about theV1.01 upgrade kit, if needed.
The mobile device is designed to work with a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery pack from LXE.
The mobile device receives continuous power from two batteries. There is a Lithium-Ion main
battery that can be recharged separately by an LXE approved battery charging unit. The main
battery is recharged, if required, while installed in a powered cradle or when the mobile device is
connected to external power using the power jack. There is a 50 mAh Nickel-Cadmium (NiCd)
backup battery inside the mobile device that is recharged only by the main battery.
Figure 2-11 Main Battery
Note:
New batteries must be charged prior to use. This process takes up to four hours in an
LXE Multi-Charger and eight hours when the mobile device is connected to external
power through it’s power jack.
Check Battery Status
Tap the Start | Settings | Control Panel | Power icon. Main and backup battery level, status and
Power Scheme timeout setting options are displayed.
Handling Batteries Safely
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•
Never dispose of a battery in a fire. This may cause an explosion.
Do not replace individual cells in a battery pack.
Do not attempt to pry open the battery pack shell.
Be careful when handling any battery. If a battery is broken or shows signs of leakage do
not attempt to charge it. Dispose of it using proper procedures.
Caution
Nickel-based cells contain a chemical solution which burns skin, eyes, etc. Leakage from cells
is the only possible way for such exposure to occur. In this event, rinse the affected area
thoroughly with water. If the solution contacts the eyes, get immediate medical attention.
Caution
NiCd and Li-Ion batteries are capable of delivering high currents when accidentally shorted.
Accidental shorting can occur when contact is made with jewelry, metal surfaces, conductive
tools, etc., making the objects very hot. Never place a battery in a pocket or case with keys,
coins, or other metal objects.
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Power Supply
Li-Ion Battery
When disposing of the main battery, the following precautions should be observed:
The battery should be disposed of promptly. The battery should not be disassembled or crushed.
The battery should not be heated above 212°F (100°C) or incinerated.
Main Battery
The main battery has a rugged plastic enclosure that is designed to withstand the ordinary rigors of
an industrial environment. Exercise care when transporting the battery pack making sure it does
not come in contact with excessive heat or any power source other than the LXE Multi-Charger
Plus or the mobile device battery well.
When the main battery is properly installed in the unit it provides up to eight hours of operation
depending upon operation and accessories installed. The battery pack is resistant to impact damage
and falls of up to four feet to a concrete surface.
Under normal conditions it should last approximately eight hours before requiring a recharge. The
more you use the scanner, the radio, or the backlight at it’s brightest setting, the shorter the time
required between battery recharges.
Battery Hot-Swapping
When the main battery power level is low, the mobile device will signal the user with a warning
dialog box on the display and the BATT M LED illuminates red. The Batt-M LED is illuminated
until the main battery is replaced, the battery completely depletes, external power is applied to the
mobile device using the power jack.
You can replace the main battery by simply removing the discharged battery and installing a fully
charged battery within a five minute time limit (or before the backup battery depletes).
When the main battery is removed, the mobile device automatically transitions to the Critical
Suspend state. During Critical Suspend, the mobile device’s backup battery will continue to power
the unit for at least five minutes. Though data is retained, the mobile device cannot be used until a
fully charged main battery is installed. After installing the fully charged battery, the mobile device
automatically transitions to the Suspend state. To resume from the Suspend state, tap the Power
button. Full operational recovery from Suspend can take several seconds while the radio is
reestablishing an RF link.
If the backup battery depletes before a fully charged main battery can be inserted, the mobile
device will turn OFF and the Power key must be used after the main battery is installed.
All configuration data is saved to flash memory before the mobile device powers off.
Low Battery Warning
It is recommended that the main battery be removed and replaced when it’s energy depletes. When
the Low Battery Warning appears perform an orderly shut down of the mobile device, minimizing
the operation of any optional equipment and insuring any information is saved that should be
saved.
When the mobile device is in an ON state, a low battery warning dialog box appears on the display
and the Batt-M LED illuminates red.
An uninterrupted external power source (wall AC adapters or DC/DC converters) transfers power
to the mobile device internal charging circuitry which, in turn, recharges the main battery and
backup battery.
Note:
Once you receive the Low Battery Warning, you have approximately 5 minutes to
perform an orderly shutdown and replace the main battery before the unit powers off.
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The Low Battery Warning will transition to Critical Suspend before the computer powers
off.
Critical Suspend State
The Critical Suspend state or mode is entered because of a main battery Power failure. A main
battery Power failure can occur because the battery energy has been depleted or the battery has
been removed.
When the mobile device is in the Critical Suspend state the main battery LED illuminates, the
System LED blinks red, all peripherals are shut down, the CPU clock is stopped, and power is
removed from the PCMCIA card(s). The operating system is saving the state prior to the backup
battery failing and cannot be used.
If a new fully charged main battery is installed before the backup battery fully depletes, the
operating system will transition to the Suspend state. To resume operation tap the Power key.
Backup Battery
The mobile device has a backup battery that is designed to provide limited-duration electrical
power in the event of main battery failure. The backup battery is a 50 mAh Nickel Cadmium
(NiCd) battery that is factory installed in the unit. The need for recharging of the backup battery is
automatically detected and controlled by the operating system. The energy needed to charge the
backup battery is drawn from the main battery.
It takes several hours of operation before the backup battery is capable of supporting the operation
of the computer. The duration of backup battery life is dependent upon operation of the mobile
device, it’s features and any operating applications.
The backup battery is replaced by LXE.
Note:
An uninterrupted external power source (wall AC adapters or DC/DC converters)
transfers power to the mobile device’s internal charging circuitry which, in turn,
recharges the main battery and backup battery.
Note:
Make sure there is a fully charged main battery in the mobile device before running the
backup battery Discharge Utility. The backup battery can be discharged and charged
while the mobile device is receiving external power through the power jack on the
endcap.
Maintenance
The NiCd backup battery should be discharged completely once or twice a year. The main battery
will fully charge the backup battery. This process will allow longer life for the backup battery.
The backup battery is discharged by selecting Start | Settings | Control Panel | Battery and
tapping the “Discharge” button. The discharge utility shows the progress of the discharging. At
this time, the program can be exited while continuing the discharge process. Normal use of the
mobile device can resume during the discharge, with the exception of Hot-Swapping the main
battery. When the backup battery is fully discharged, the mobile device will automatically stop the
discharge process and begin to recharge the backup battery.
DO NOT REMOVE THE MAIN BATTERY from the mobile device until the backup battery is
completely discharged. Discharge requires approximately 1 hour and recharge requires
approximately 2.5 hours.
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Power Supply
MX3 Multi-Charger Plus Battery Charger
Note:
LXE recommends that the correct MX3 Multicharger Plus always be used to charge the
main battery. The Multicharger plus label is located on the back of the device and the
charger must have been upgraded to V1.01. Please contact your LXE representative for
further information about the V1.01 upgrade kit, if needed.
The LXE Multi-Charger Plus (9000A377CHGR5US) is designed to perform two functions:
• Simultaneously charge five LXE Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery Packs in less than four
hours.
• Simultaneously charge four LXE Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery Packs in less than four
hours and analyze a fifth Battery Pack (ending with the battery pack fully charged) in less
than ten hours.
Figure 2-12 MX3 Multi-Charger Plus
The main battery can be charged in the MX3 Multi-Charger Plus. The main battery charges the
backup battery using the mobile device’s internal charging circuitry. The multi-charger requires an
external power source.
Figure 2-13 Insert Main Battery in Charge Pocket
Lower the battery pack straight into the battery charger pocket and push it down firmly until the
retaining clip catches on the retaining pins. The LED at the base of the charger pocket illuminates.
Refer to the MX3 Multi-Charger Plus User’s Guide for LED explanation and troubleshooting.
Do not “slam” the battery into the charging cup or slide it in sideways. Failure to follow these
instructions can result in damage to the main battery or the charger.
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Introduction
There are several different aspects to the setup and configuration of the mobile device. Many of
the setup and configuration settings are dependent upon the optional features such as installed
hardware and software. The examples found in this chapter are to be used as examples only, the
configuration of your specific mobile device computer may vary. The following sections provide a
general reference for the configuration of the mobile device and some of it’s optional features.
Windows CE .NET 4.2
For general use instruction, please refer to commercially available Windows CE
.NET user’s guides or the Windows CE .NET on-line Help application installed in
the mobile device.
This chapter’s contents assumes the system administrator is familiar with Microsoft Windows
options and capabilities loaded on most standard Windows 2000, NT, or XP desktop computers.
Therefore, the sections that follow describe only those Windows capabilities that
are unique to the mobile device and the Windows CE .NET environment.
2.4 GHz Radio Configuration
Complete 2.4GHz radio configuration is included in Chapter 4, “Wireless Network
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Installed Software
Installed Software
Note:
Some standard Windows options require an external modem connection. Modems are not
available from LXE nor supported by LXE.
When you order a mobile device you receive the software files required by the separate programs
needed for operation and radio communication. The files are loaded by LXE and stored in
subdirectories in the mobile device. This section lists the contents of the subdirectories and the
general function of the files. Files installed in the mobile device are specific to the intended
function of the mobile device.
Files installed in each mobile device configured for an RF environment contain PCMCIA card
radio specific drivers – the drivers for each type of radio are specific to the manufacturer for the
radios installed in the RF environment and are not interchangeable.
Software Load
The software loaded on the mobile computer consists of Windows CE .NET 4.2 OS, hardwarespecific OEM Adaptation Layer, device drivers, Internet Explorer 6.0 for Windows CE browser
and utilities. The software supported is summarized below:
Operating System
• Microsoft CE .NET version 4.2.
Radio Drivers
• Only one radio is installed at any one time. The 2.4GHz type of PC radio card resident in
the device determines the type of radio driver running on the device.
RFID Driver
• Includes a configuration utility to be used when programming an RFID Tag reader.
Note:
Please contact your LXE representative for MX3-RFID software updates as they are
released by LXE.
Software Applications
The following applications are included:
•
•
•
•
•
•
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•
•
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WordPad (was PocketWord in previous versions of Windows CE)
Pocket Inbox
Word Viewer
Excel Viewer
PDF Viewer
Image Viewer
Scanner Wedge (LXE developed)
Transcriber
Media Player
Internet Explorer
Note that the viewer applications allow viewing documents, but not editing them.
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JAVA (Option)
Installed by LXE. Files can be accessed by tapping Start | Programs | JEM-CE. Doubletap the
EVM icon to open the EVM Console. A folder of JAVA examples and Plug-ins is also installed
with the JAVA option. LXE does not support all JAVA applications running on the mobile device.
LXE RFTerm (Option)
Installed by LXE. The application can be accessed by tapping Start | Programs | RFTerm. Please
refer to “Terminal Emulation Setup” earlier in this guide for RFTerm quick start instruction. Refer
to the “RFTerm Reference Guide” on the LXE Manuals CD for complete information and
instruction.
WaveLink Avalanche (Option)
Installed by LXE. Enabler files are installed upon initial bootup and after a hard reset. The
designation of the mobile device to the Avalanche CE Manager is LXE_MX3. Not available in
this release.
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Desktop
Desktop
For general use instruction, please refer to commercially available CE .NET user’s
guides or the CE .NET on-line Help application installed in the mobile device.
The Desktop appearance is similar to that of a desktop PC running Windows 2000, NT, or XP.
At a minimum, it has the following icons that can be tapped with the stylus to access My
Computer, Internet Explorer, and the Recycle Bin.
At the bottom of the screen is the Start button. Tapping the Start Button causes the Start Menu to
pop up. It contains the standard Windows menu options: Programs, Favorites, Documents,
Settings, Help, and Run.
The Start Menu Shutdown option found on most desktop PC’s has been replaced with a single
command: “Suspend” because the mobile device is always powered On (when a fully charged
main battery and backup battery are present).
Tap the Suspend button to turn the screen off or tap the red Power button to turn the screen off and
place the device into Suspend mode.
Tap the screen once more or tap the Power button to “wake” the unit up.
Desktop Icon
Function
My Computer
Access files and programs.
Recycle Bin
Storage for files that are to be deleted.
Internet Explorer
Connect to the Internet/intranet (requires radio card and
Internet Service Provider – ISP enrollment is not available
from LXE).
My Documents
Storage for downloaded files / applications.
Client Configuration Utility
Set up client communication with the internet and intranet.
Start
Access programs, select from the Favorites listing, documents
last worked on, change/view settings for the control panel or
taskbar, on-line help, run programs or place the unit into
Suspend mode.
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My Computer Folders
Preserved upon
Reboot?
Folder
Description
System
Internal ATA Card
Yes
Network
Mounted network drive
No
Storage Card
ATA Card in Compact Flash Slot 1
Yes
Windows
Operating System in ROM
Yes
Program Files
Applications
No
Application Data
Data saved by running applications
No
My Documents
Storage for downloaded files / applications
No
Temp
Location for temporary files
No
Folders Copied at Startup
The following folders are copied on startup:
System\Desktop
System\Favorites
System\Fonts
System\Help
System\Programs
copied to
copied to
copied to
copied to
copied to
Windows\Desktop
Windows\Favorites
Windows\Fonts
Windows\Help
Windows\Programs
This function copies only the directory contents, no sub-folders.
The following folders are *NOT* copied on startup:
Windows\AppMgr
Windows\Recent
Windows\Startup
because copying these has no effect on the system, or an incorrect effect.
Files in the Startup folder are executed, but only from System\Startup. Windows\Startup is parsed
too early in the boot process so it has no effect.
Executables in System\Startup must be the actual executable, not a shortcut, because shortcuts are
not parsed by Launch.
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Start Menu Program Options
Start Menu Program Options
The following options represent the factory default program installation. Your Program options
may be different based on the software and hardware options purchased. Note that there can be
only one radio installed at a time. The radio driver configuration utility chosen is based on the type
of installed radio card.
Access:
Start | Programs
Cisco
Set Cisco client / network parameters
(See Chapter 4, “Wireless Network Configuration” for instruction.)
Communication
Stores Network communication options
ActiveSync
Transfer files between a mobile device and a desktop
computer
Connect
Run this command after setting up a connection
Start/Stop FTP Server
Start or Stop the FTP Server
Diagnostics (optional)
Diagnostic tests for the Mobile Device
Registry Editor
Edit the mobile device registry ( c a r e f u l l y )
Test Utility
Select a test to run e.g. Display, keyboard, audio.
Microsoft File Viewers
View downloaded files (see Note)
Excel Viewer
View Excel 97 / 2000 / 2002 documents
Image Viewer
View BMP, JPEG and PNG images
PDF Viewer
View Adobe Acrobat documents
Word Viewer
View Word 97 / 2000 / 2002 and RTF files
Summit
Tap the Network icon in the toolbar to set up the Summit client
(See Chapter 4, “Wireless Network Configuration” for instruction.)
Command Prompt
The command line interface in a separate window
Inbox
Microsoft Outlook mail inbox.
Internet Explorer
Access web pages on the world wide internet
Media Player
Music management program
Microsoft WordPad
Opens an ASCII notepad
Remote Desktop Connection
Log on to a Windows Terminal Server.
LXE RFID Config
Configure the RFID reader.
Transcriber
Enter data using the stylus on the touchscreen.
Windows Explorer
File management program
Note:
The Microsoft File Viewers cannot display files that have been password protected or
encrypted.
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Communication
Access:
Note:
Start | Programs | Communication
Some communication menu options require an external modem connection to the mobile
device. Modems are not available from LXE nor supported by LXE.
ActiveSync
After a connect setup is selected, Start | Programs | Communication | Connect will start to
connect to a host. After this connection is made and an ActiveSync relationship established, the
ActiveSync menu item can be used to establish the connection over the radio link.
See Chapter 1 “Introduction” section titled “ActiveSync”.
Connect
After a connect setup is selected, Start | Programs | Communication | Connect will start to
connect to a host. Connect is used to initiate a cabled connection to a host. Several pre-defined
connect setups are included in the factory setup:
• COM1 direct connect at 57600 or 115200 baud
• Infrared connect at 57600 or 115200 baud
• COM3 direct connect at 57600 or 115200 baud
• USB direct connect
The default connect setup is USB direct connect.
Select "Make New Connection" and follow the instructions on the screen to create a connection
while following the directions in the section titled "Backup Data Files using ActiveSync" later in
this chapter.
See Also: Chapter 1 “Introduction”, section titled “ActiveSync”, subsection titled “Cold Boot and
Loss of Host Re-connection”
Start FTP Server / Stop FTP Server
These shortcuts call the Services Manager to start and stop the FTP server. The server defaults to
Off (for security) unless it is explicitly turned on from the menu.
Start | Programs | Communication | Start FTP Server
Start | Programs | Communication | Stop FTP Server
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Start Menu Program Options
Command Prompt
Access:
Start | Programs | Command Prompt
Figure 3-1 Pocket CMD Prompt Screen
Type help at the command prompt for a list of available commands.
Exit the Command Prompt by typing exit at the command prompt or select File | Close.
Inbox
Access:
Start | Programs | Inbox
This option requires a connection to a mail server. There are a few changes in the CE .NET
version of Inbox as it relates to the general desktop Windows PC Microsoft Outlook Inbox
options. Tap the "?" button to access Inbox Help. ActiveSync can be used to transfer messages
between the mobile device inbox and a desktop inbox.
Internet Explorer
Access:
Start | Programs | Internet Explorer
This option requires a radio card and an Internet Service Provider. There are a few changes in the
CE .NET version of Internet Explorer as it relates to the general desktop Windows PC Internet
Explorer options. Tap the "?" button to access Internet Explorer Help.
Media Player
Access:
Start | Programs | Media Player
There are few changes in the CE .NET version of Media Player as it relates to the general desktop
Windows PC Microsoft Media Player options. Tap the "?" button to access Media Player Help.
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Remote Desktop Connection
Access:
Start | Programs | Remote Desktop Connection
There are few changes in the CE .NET version of Remote Desktop Connection as it relates to the
general desktop Windows PC Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection options.
Select a computer from the drop down list and tap the Connect button.
Tap the Options >> button to access the General, Display, Local Resources, Programs and
Experience tabs. Tap the "?" button to access Remote Desktop Connection Help.
Note:
Custom Key Maps: before connecting to a host using Remote Desktop Connection, go to
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Keyboard and select 0409 from the keymap popup. Tap
OK.
LXE RFID Config
Note:
LXE RFIDConfig is included here for backward compatibility with earlier versions of the
MX3-RFID.
Access:
Start | Programs | LXE RFIDConfig or
Start | Settings | Control Panel | RFID
Control Panel parameters established in Power Properties affect the mobile device operating
system. Power Management settings in the RFID Configuration utility governs power
management of the RFID reader only.
Transcriber
Access:
Start | Programs | Transcriber
Select Transcriber on the Start | Programs menu. To make changes to the Transcriber
application, enable or disable the current Transcriber session, etc., tap the “hand with a pen” icon
in the toolbar. Tap the “?” button or the Help button to access Transcriber Help.
Windows Explorer
Access:
Start | Programs | Windows Explorer
There are a few changes in the CE .NET version of Windows Explorer as it relates to the general
desktop PC Windows Explorer options. Tap the “?” button to access Windows Explorer Help.
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Start Menu Program Options
Taskbar
Access:
Start | Settings | Taskbar and Start Menu
The Taskbar can also be accessed by tapping on the taskbar and holding the stylus on the taskbar.
Choose Properties from the popup menu.
Factory Default Settings
Always on Top
Enabled
Auto hide
Disabled
Show Clock
Enabled
There are a few changes in the CE .NET version of Taskbar as it relates to the general desktop PC
Windows Taskbar options.
When the taskbar is auto hidden, press the Ctrl key then the Esc key to make the Start button
appear.
Taskbar Properties
Taskbar Options
Advanced
Always on top
Auto hide
Show Clock
Figure 3-2 Taskbar Properties
Advanced Tab
Expand Control Panel
Tap the checkbox to have the Control Panel folders appear in drop down menu format from the
Settings | Control Panel menu option.
Clear Contents of Document Folder
Tap the Clear button to remove the contents of the Document folder.
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Control Panel Options
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel or My Computer | Control Panel
Getting Help
Please tap the “?” box to get Help when changing Control Panel options.
Option
Function
About
Displays hardware and software details.
Accessibility
Customize the way the keyboard, audio, display or mouse function for
users with hearing or viewing difficulties.
Aironet Client Utility
Set the parameters for a Cisco client. (See Chapter 4, “Wireless Network
Configuration” for instruction.)
Battery
View the status of the Main and Backup batteries.
Bluetooth Device
Set the parameters for a Bluetooth device. Not available in this release.
Certificates
Manage digital certificates used for secure communication.
Date/Time
Set Date, Time, Time Zone, and Daylight Savings. Use Sync button to
synchronize mobile device time with an internet time server.
Dialing
Set dialup properties for internal modems (modems are not
supplied/supported by LXE).
Display
Set background graphic, color scheme appearance, and power scheme
properties.
Input Panel
Select the current key / data input method.
Internet Options
Set General, Connection, Security and Advanced options for Internet
connectivity.
Keyboard
Set key repeat delay and key repeat rate.
Mixer
Adjust the volume, record gain, and sidetone for microphone input.
Mouse
Set the double-tap sensitivity for stylus taps on the touchscreen.
Network and Dial Up
Options
Set network driver properties and network access properties.
Owner
Set owner details.
Password
Set access password properties.
PC Connection
Control the connection between the mobile device and a local desktop or
laptop computer.
PCMCIA
Radio card in Slot 0, Internal ATA in Slot 2.
Power
Set Power Off, Backlight properties. Review battery status and perform
backup battery charging/discharging.
Regional Settings
Set appearance of numbers, currency, time and date based on regional
and language settings.
Remove Programs
Remove user installed programs in their entirety.
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Control Panel Options
Option
Function
RFID
RFID Configuration Utility. Set Tag, Filter, Power, Read, and Format
parameters. Use this option to upgrade RFID firmware.
Scanner
Set scanner keyboard wedge, scanner icon appearance, active scanner
port, and scan key settings. Assign baud rate, parity, stop bits and data
bits for available COM ports. Use Advanced Barcode Processing.
Storage Manager
Manage storage devices, create partitions.
Stylus
Set double-tap sensitivity properties and/or calibrate the touch panel.
System
Review System and Computer data and revision levels. Adjust Storage
and Program memory settings.
Volume and Sounds
Set volume parameters and assign sound wav files to CE .NET events.
About
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | About
Displays hardware and software details.
Tab Title
Contents
Software
GUID, Windows CE Version, OAL Version, Bootloader Version, Compile
Version, FPGA Version and Language. Language indicates any pre-installed
Asian fonts.
Hardware
CPU Type, Codec Type, FPGA Version, Scanner type, Display, Flash memory,
and DRAM memory
Versions
LXE Utilities, LXE Drivers, LXE Image, LXE API, .NET Framework version,
RFID Driver version and Internet Explorer.
Network IP
Current network connection IP and MAC address.
User application version information can be shown in the Version window. Version window
information is taken from the registry.
Modify the Registry using the Registry Editor (see section titled “Utilities”). LXE recommends
caution when editing the Registry and also recommends making a backup copy of the registry
before changes are made.
The registry settings for the Version window are under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \
LXE \ Version in the registry.
Create a new string value under this key. The string name should be the Application name to
appear in the Version window. The data for the value should be the version number to appear in
the Version window.
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Language and Fonts
The Software tab displays any fonts built into the OS image.
The fonts built into the OS image are noted in the Language section of this tab:
•
English only – No additional fonts are built into the OS
•
Japanese
•
Simplified Chinese
•
Traditional Chinese
•
Korean
The above listed Asian fonts are ordered separately and built-in to the OS image. Built-in fonts are
added to registry entries and are available immediately upon startup. Thai, Hebrew, Arabic and
Cyrillic Russian fonts are available in the (English only) default (extended) fonts.
When an Asian font is copied into the fonts folder on the /System folder; the font works for Asian
web pages, the font works with RFTerm, the font does not work for Asian options in Regional
Settings control panel, the font does not work for naming desktop icons with Asian names, the
font does not work for third-party .NET applications, the font does not work for some third-party
MFC applications.
Identifying Software Versions
The “Versions” tab displays the versions of many of the software programs installed. Not all
installed software installed on the mobile device is included in this list and the list varies
depending on the applications loaded on the mobile device. The LXE Image line displays the
revision of the system software installed. Please refer to the last three digits to determine the
revision level.
Radio MAC Address
The “Network IP” tab displays the MAC address of the radio card.
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Control Panel Options
Accessibility
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Accessibility
Customize the way the keyboard, sound, display, mouse, automatic reset and notification sound
function. There is no change from general desktop Accessibility options. Adjust the settings and
tap the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
Battery
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Battery
View the status of the Main and Backup batteries.
Battery
Battery
Voltage:
Main:
Status:
12.121 V (raw=3485)
Backup:
5.099 V (raw=2167)
Jacked
Charge
Discharge
Figure 3-3 Battery
The Battery tab shows the status and the percentage of power left in the main battery (external). It
also shows the status of the backup battery. The listed values cannot be changed by the user.
Tap the Charge or Discharge buttons to charge and discharge the backup battery. If the battery is
Charging, tap the Discharge button to stop the Charge process. Tap Discharge a second time to
begin the Discharge process. If the battery is Discharging, tap the Charge button to stop the
Discharge process. Tap Charge a second time to begin the Charge process.
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Bluetooth Manager
Note:
May or may not be available in every MX3-RFID version. Bluetooth Manager, Bluetooth
service or options are not available for all MX3-RFID devices or in all MX3-RFID
software releases.
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Bluetooth Device Properties
Set the parameters for a Bluetooth device.
Factory Default Settings
All Found Devices
Untrusted
Tap the Scan Device button to locate Bluetooth devices in your wireless area. Tap the “?” button
and follow the instructions in the Help file to authenticate Bluetooth devices in your area.
Certificates
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Certificates
Manage digital certificates used for secure communication.
Lists the Stored certificates trusted by the mobile device user. These values may change based on
the type of wireless security resident in the client, access point or the host system. See Chapter 4
“Wireless Network Security” section titled “Certificates” for instruction.
It is important that all dates are correct on the .NET computers when using any type
of certificate. Certificates are date sensitive and if the date is not correct
authentication will fail.
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Date/Time
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Date/Time Icon
Set Date, Time, Time Zone, and Daylight Savings after cold boot or at anytime.
Factory Default Settings
Current Time
Midnight
Time Zone
GMT-05:00
Daylight Savings Disabled
Note:
Date and time is reset to the default value each time the mobile device is rebooted.
Figure 3-4 Date/Time Properties
There is no change from general desktop PC Date/Time Properties options. Adjust the settings and
tap the OK box or the Apply button to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
Double-tapping the time displayed in the Taskbar causes this display to appear.
Sync requires Internet connection. When an Internet connection is available, tap the Sync button
to synchronize the mobile device operating system time with an Internet time server.
The MX3-RFID includes a GrabTime utility which can be configured to synchronize the time at
each boot up. Please see “Enabling GrabTime”, in the “Utilities” section, for details.
Dialing
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Dialing
Dialing Properties
When dialing from:
New ...
Remove
Local settings are:
Dialing Patterns ...
The local area code is:
The local country code is:
Dial using:
Tone
Pulse
Disable call waiting by dialing:
Figure 3-5 Dialing
Set dialup properties for internal modems (modems are not supplied/supported by LXE). Tap the
“?” and follow the instructions in Help.
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Display
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Display Icon
Set background graphic, color scheme appearance, and power scheme properties.
Note:
Control Panel parameters established in Display Properties, Power Properties and
Volume & Sounds Properties remain in effect during RFID configuration and the
resulting read functions.
Factory Default Settings
Background
Tile
Appearance
Scheme:
Monochrome
Color
Backlight
Battery Power Auto Turn Off
Idle Time
External Power Auto Turn Off
Idle Time
Windows CE
Disable
High Contrast White
Windows Standard
Enabled
3 Seconds
Enabled
2 minutes
Background
There is no change from general desktop PC Display Properties / Background options. Adjust the
settings and tap the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
Appearance
No change from general desktop PC Display Properties / Appearance options. Adjust the settings
and tap the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately. The default is
Windows Standard for color displays.
Note:
The color screens display Windows standard colors (or the color scheme selected)
instead of shades of grey.
Backlight
Display Properties
Background Appearance
Backlight
To save battery life, you can adjust when the display automatically
shuts off.
Automatically turn off backlight while on battery power.
Turn off after
of continuous idle time.
Automatically turn off backlight while on external power.
Turn off after
of continuous idle time.
Figure 3-6 Display Properties / Backlight Tab
Adjust the settings and tap the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
When the backlight timer expires, the color transmissive backlight is dimmed -- not turned off.
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Input Panel
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Input Panel
Select the current key / data input method.
Factory Default Settings
Input Method
Allow applications to
change input panel state
Keys
Use gestures
Keyboard
Disabled
Small keys
Disabled
Use this option to make the Soft Keyboard or the integrated keypad primarily available when
entering data. Selecting Keyboard enables both.
Enable the input panel by checking “Allow applications to change the input panel’s state”. Then
tap the OK button. Warmboot the device to store the changed setting.
Internet Options
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Internet Options
Set General, Connection, Security and Advanced options for internet connectivity.
Factory Default Settings
General
Start Page
Search Page
Cache Size
Connection
Use LAN
Autodial Name
Proxy Server
Security
Allow cookies
Allow TLS 1.0 security
Allow SSL 2.0 security
Allow SSL 3.0 security
Warn when switching
Advanced
Display web images
Play web sounds
Enable web scripting
Display script error note
Underline links
http://www.lxe.com/
http://www.google.com
512 Kb
Disabled
Blank
Disabled
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
Never
Select a tab. Adjust the settings and tap the OK box to save the changes. Tap the Clear Cache or
Clear History buttons to clear files that have been downloaded to the mobile device during internet
use. The changes take effect immediately. Help is not available for this option.
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Keyboard
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Keyboard Icon
Set key repeat delay and key repeat rate.
Factory Default Settings
Repeat
Enable
Delay
Short
Rate
Slow
Key Map
0409
There is no change from general desktop PC Keyboard Properties options. Adjust the settings and
tap the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
When new key maps are added to the registry, they appear in the Key Map dropdown list on the
Keyboard Panel.
These values do not affect virtual keyboard taps.
Mixer
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Mixer Icon
Adjust the volume, record gain, and sidetone for microphone input or headphone use.
Factory Default Settings
Master Volume 0dB
Record Gain
22.5dB
Sidetone
12.0dB
Input
None
Figure 3-7 Mixer
Select the Input for the mixer. Move the sliders to adjust the decibel level. Tap OK to save the
settings.
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mono headset with microphone.
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Mouse
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Mouse
Set the double-tap sensitivity for stylus taps on the touchscreen.
Network and Dialup Connections
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Network and Dialup Connections
Create a dialup, direct, or VPN connection on the mobile device. To configure the mobile device
to use DHCP or a fixed IP address, select the desired connection. The default is to obtain an IP
address via DHCP.
A static IP address can be assigned by tapping the Specify an IP address radio button and
entering the desired IP address, subnet mask and gateway.
Create a Connection Option
1.
On the mobile device, select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Network and Dialup
Connections. A window is displayed showing the existing connections.
2.
Assuming the one you want does not exist, double-tap Make New Connection.
3.
Give the new connection an appropriate name (IR @ 9600, etc.). Tap the Direct Connection
radio button. Tap the Next button.
4.
From the popup menu, choose the port you want to connect to. Only the available ports are
shown.
5.
Tap the Configure... button.
6.
Under the Port Settings tab, choose the appropriate baud rate. Data bits, parity, and stop bits
remain at 8, none, and 1, respectively.
7.
Under the Call Options tab, be sure to turn off Wait for dial tone, since a direct connection
will not have a dial tone. Set the timeout parameter (default is 90 seconds). Tap OK.
8.
TCP/IP Settings should not need to change from defaults. Tap the Finish button to create the
new connection.
9.
Close the Remote Networking window.
10. To activate the new connection select Start | Settings | Control Panel | PC Connection and
tap the Change button.
11. Select the new connection. Tap OK twice.
12. Close the Control Panel window.
13. Connect the desktop PC to the mobile device with the appropriate cable.
14. Tap the desktop Connect icon to test the new connection.
You can activate the connection by double-tapping on the specific connection icon in the Remote
Networking window, but this will only start an RAS (Remote Access Services) session, and does
not start ActiveSync properly.
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Owner
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Owner Icon
Set mobile device owner details.
Factory Default Settings
Identification
Blank
Notes
Blank
There is no change from general desktop PC Owner Properties display. Enter the information and
tap the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
Owner Properties
Identification
Notes
Network ID
At Power On
Name:
Display Owner Identification
Company:
Address:
Area Code: Phone:
Work:
Home:
Figure 3-8 Owner Properties
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Password
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Password Icon
Set user access and power up password properties.
Factory Default Settings
Password
Blank
At Power On
Disabled
Note:
Once a password is assigned, each Control Panel option requires the password be
entered before the Control Panel option can be accessed. If you forget the password, it
cannot be restored without performing a cold boot on the unit (which erases all memory).
Enter the password, then type it again to confirm it and tap the OK box to save the changes. The
password is immediately in effect.
Tap the Power On checkbox to set whether the user types a password at Power On.
Tap the Screen Saver checkbox to set whether the user types a password to clear the screensaver.
If there is no screensaver chosen, this checkbox is ignored. The screensaver password affects the
Remote Desktop screensaver only.
Note:
Screensavers are not installed by LXE.
Password Properties
Password Settings
Password
Password:
Confirm Password:
Enable Password Protection
At Power On
Screen Saver
Figure 3-9 Password Properties
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PC Connection
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | PC Connection
Control the connection between the mobile device and a nearby desktop/laptop computer.
Factory Default Settings
Allow Connection
Enabled
Connect Using
‘USB Client’
Tap the Change button to adjust the settings and tap the OK button to save the changes. The
changes take effect immediately.
Unchecking the “Allow connection with …..” disables ActiveSync.
Change ….
Tapping the Change button shows a list of configured ActiveSync connections. In addition, there
is a checkbox for Automatic Connect. If this checkbox is checked, when the serial driver detects a
cable connection on the configured port, it will automatically try to start ActiveSync on that port.
Note that this interferes with processes on the configured port at the same time.
These settings control the connection between your Windows CE
device and a desktop computer. Warning: Adjusting these settings
may result in an inability to connect with your desktop computer.
Allow connection with desktop computer when device is attached.
Connect using: ‘USB Client’
Change ...
Figure 3-10 Communication / PC Connection Tab
Please refer to the "Backup Data Files using ActiveSync" section later in this chapter for
parameter setting recommendations.
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PCMCIA
Access:
Note:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | PCMCIA
Radio card in Slot 0, Internal ATA in Slot 2.
Factory Default Settings
Slot 0
Disable slot now
Power slot during sleep (3.3v)
Power slot during sleep (5v)
Write protect slot
Slot 1
Disable slot now
Power slot during sleep (3.3v)
Power slot during sleep (5v)
Write protect slot
Slot 2
Disable slot now
Power slot during sleep (3.3v)
Power slot during sleep (5v)
Write protect slot
PCMCIA
Off
Off
Off
Off
Compact
Flash
Off
Off
Off
Off
ATA Card
Off
Off
Off
Off
The name of the card (from the CIS data on the card) in the slot is displayed. This information
cannot be changed by the user.
When “Power slot during sleep” is checked, the slot will stay powered up in Suspend at the cost of
reduced battery life.
When “Disable slot now” is checked, the slot is powered down as soon as the Control Panel is
closed and the PCMCIA driver ignores any card in the slot.
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Power
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Power
Set Power Off, Backlight properties. Review battery status and perform backup battery
charging/discharging.
Note:
Control Panel parameters established in Power Properties affect the mobile device
operating system. Power Management settings in the RFID Configuration utility governs
power management of the RFID reader only.
Factory Default Settings
Battery
Schemes – Battery Power
User Idle
System Idle
Suspend
Schemes – AC Power
User Idle
System Idle
Suspend
N/A
3 seconds
15 seconds
5 minutes
2 minutes
2 minutes
5 minutes
Please refer to Chapter 2 "Physical Description and Layout" section titled "Power Modes".
Battery
The Battery tab shows the status and the percentage of power left in the main battery (removable).
It also shows the status of the internal backup battery. The listed values cannot be changed by the
user.
Schemes
Figure 3-11 Power Schemes
Adjust the settings and tap the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
These mode timers are cumulative. The System Idle timer begins the countdown after the User
Idle timer has expired and the Suspend timer begins the countdown after the System Idle timer has
expired. When the User Idle timer is set to “Never”, the power scheme timers never place the
device in User Idle, System Idle or Suspend modes (even when the device is idle).
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Because of the cumulative effect, and using the Battery Power Scheme default settings:
The backlight turns off after 3 seconds of no activity,
The display turns off after 18 seconds of no activity (15sec + 3sec),
And the device enters Suspend after 5 minutes and 18 seconds of no activity.
Battery Power Scheme
Use this option when the device will be running on battery power only.
Switch state to User Idle:
Default is After 3 seconds
Switch state to System Idle:
Default is After 15 seconds
Switch state to Suspend:
Default is After 5 minutes
AC Power Scheme
Use this option when the device will be running on external power (e.g. AC adapter, auto outlet
adapter, powered cradle).
Switch state to User Idle:
Default is After 2 minute
Switch state to System Idle:
Default is After 2 minutes
Switch state to Suspend:
Default is After 5 minutes
Device Status
This option displays the power levels being used by the mobile device.
Regional Settings
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Regional Settings
Set the appearance of numbers, currency, time and date based on regional and language settings.
No change from general desktop PC Regional Settings Properties options. Adjust the settings and
tap the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
Factory Default Settings
Regional Setting
English (United States)
Number
123,456,789.00 / -123,456,789.00 neg
Currency
$123,456,789.00 pos / ($123,456,789.00) neg
Time
h:mm:ss tt (tt=AM or PM)
Date
M/d/yy short / dddd,MMMM,dd,yyyy long
Options (and defaults) for the regional settings depend on the fonts included in the OS image.
Please refer to the section on the About control panel earlier in this chapter for more details.
Remove Programs
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Remove Programs
No change from general desktop Remove Programs options. Select a program and tap the Remove
button. Follow the prompts on the screen to uninstall user-installed only programs. The change
takes effect immediately.
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RFID Configuration Utility
Access:
Note:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | RFID
Control Panel parameters established in Display Properties, Power Properties and
Volume & Sounds Properties remain in effect during RFID configuration and the
resulting read functions.
There are two versions of the RFID Configuration Utility.
The version presented in this chapter supersedes the version installed in earlier versions of the
MX3-RFID mobile device. Contact your LXE representative for availability of the previous or
current RFID CAB file.
Factory Default Settings
Tags
Tag Types to Read – Class 0
Class 0 Tag Read Attempts
Tag Types to Read – Class 1
Class 1 Tag Read Attempts
Class 0 Singulation
Tag Types to Read – C1G2
C1G2 Tag Read Attempts
C1G2 Q-Value
Reader Output Preamble
Reader Output Postamble
Reader Output Separator
Filters
Select
Field Name
Offset
Mask Value
Read
Read Once on Key Press
Read Continuous during Key Press
Toggle On/Off with Key Press
Beep Once on Tag Read
Buzz during Read Cycle
Send Key Messages (Wedge)
Power
Output Power
Modulation
Power Management
Disable
Firmware
File
Format
HEX
EPC
Field Separator
Enabled
4
Enabled
1
ID 2
Enabled
1
3
Blank
Blank
^M^J
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
+30 dBm
95%
3 sec
Disabled
Blank
Enabled
Disabled
Blank
See Also: “Set the Display Backlight Timer”, “Set the Power Schemes Timers”, and “Set the
Audio Speaker Volume”.
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Tags
Note:
An MX3-RFID manufactured before August 2006 may require an update to support Class
1 Gen 2 tags. Please contact your LXE representative for assistance.
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | RFID | Tags tab
RFID Configuration Utility
Tags
Filters
Read
Power
Firmware
Format
Restore
Defaults
Class 0 Singulation
Tag Types to Read
Reader Output
Or
Figure 3-12 RFID Configuration Utility – Tags tab
Note:
MX3-RFID is restricted to 95% for Modulation. LXE recommends using the default
setting of ID2 for Class 0 Singulation.
Data output from tags read is sent in character mode to the keyboard buffer. A pop up option box
is displayed if the user attempts to deselect all tags. At least one class must be selected before the
user can continue.
Tap the Restore Defaults button to set the parameters in the RFID Configuration Utility menu
panels to their factory default settings.
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Tag Types to Read
Specify which class of tags are to be read and reported during tag reading operations. Duplicate
tags are not reported.
• Class 0 (Class 0 Read attempts)
• Class 1 (Class 1 Read attempts)
• Class 1 Gen2 (C1G2 Read attempts)
A read operation can contain a user-defined number of read attempts. The default for Class 0 tags
is 4 read attempts. This means that when a read operation is performed by pressing the RFID Read
button, 4 reads will be performed internally; the results merged, duplicate tags removed, and the
result is then made available to the application.
Default number of reads for collecting Class 0 tags is 4. Valid values are between 1 and 10.
Default number of reads for collecting Class 1 tags is 1. Valid values are between 1 and 10.
Default number of reads for collecting Class 1 Gen 2 tags is 1. Valid values are between 1 and 10.
Change the attempts value by tapping the drop down list box and selecting a number from the list.
Tap OK to save the change or X to ignore the change and return to the Control Panel. Tap the
Restore Defaults button to return to default values.
C1G2 Q-Value
When scanning large numbers of tags, the C1G2 Q-value sets the amount of time to delay when
sending tag reads to the keyboard buffer. A larger number increases the time delay interval. The
default value is 3. Valid values are between 0 and 15.
Class 0 Singulation
Tap the radio button to specify which singulation method to use during Class 0 read operations.
Selection is grayed out if the Class 0 Tag Type is unchecked. Tap OK to save the change or X to
ignore the change and return to the Control Panel.
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Reader Output
Preamble
A preamble is a lead-in character for tags transmitted to the host device. The
lead-in characters are considered part of the tag.
The Preamble field will accept up to 5 characters that can be specified by a
combination of 7-bit ACSII characters and “hat” encoded characters.
Postamble
A postamble is a follow-on character for tags transmitted to the host device.
The follow-on characters are considered part of the tag.
The Postamble field will accept up to 5 characters that can be specified by a
combination of 7-bit ACSII characters and “hat” encoded characters.
TAG data
separators
Use data separators to add spacing between read tags. Up to 2 characters that
can be specified by a combination of 7-bit ACSII characters and “hat”
encoded characters.
For example, ^M^J places a carriage return (^M) and line feed (^J) after each
tag is successfully read.
When the maximum number of characters is exceeded, the mobile device beeps and will not allow
more characters to be entered. However, “hat” encoded characters count as a single character in
determining the number of characters entered into the field. Tap OK to save the change or X to
ignore the change and return to the Control Panel.
See Also: “Hat Encoding”.
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Filters
Access:
Start | Settings| Control Panel | RFID | Filters tab
Figure 3-13 RFID Configuration Utility – Filters tab
Tap the Restore Defaults button to set the parameters in the Filters to their factory default setting.
Tap OK to save changes or X to ignore any changes and return to the Control Panel.
Parameters
Default value for all parameters is blank. Tags read and reported are filtered through a logical OR
of the selected mask values.
Select
Toggles between a blank and a checkmark. A checkmark in this field allows the
filter on that line to be active at the next and subsequent tag read action.
Field Name
The user-friendly name for the filter. Accepts up to 40 alphanumeric characters.
Field is not case sensitive. Duplicate field names are allowed between filters.
Offset
The number of characters that offset the mask value from the beginning of the
tag. The range is from 0 to 23 (characters).
Mask Value
Accepts up to 24 hexadecimal characters. Field is not case sensitive. Duplicate
mask values are allowed between filters. When filtering EPC decoded tags, the
filter is applied before the tag is converted to EPC.
When the maximum number of characters is exceeded, the mobile device beeps and will not allow
more characters to be entered.
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How to Set a Filter
Occasionally, it is desirable to see only a subset of tags; for example, when inventorying items
from a specific company. In cases like this, filtering can be used to select only the desired tags.
1.
To set up a filter, first enter a Field Name for the filter. The Field Name is simply a
descriptive name that is used to distinguish the filter from other filters. In the example
described previously, the Field Name could be the company name of the tags to be identified.
2.
Next, enter the offset that the mask will be applied to in the Offset field. A mask value may be
blank. When a blank mask value is selected as a filter it will return all tags read.
3.
Then, enter the hexadecimal characters to search for in the Mask Value field.
4.
Enable the filter by checking the Select field.
When the format of the tag data sent to the application is set to EPC, the filter is applied to the tag
data before the conversion from hexadecimal notation to EPC format.
For example, suppose the following three tags exist:
Tag 1
c80507a000819530
Tag 2
c80507a00081a1df
Tag 3
c80507a00081a985
Only tags 2 and 3 are wanted from the list above.
Two filter examples to identify the “81a” tags might be:
Field Name
Offset
Mask Value
Filter 1
0
c80507a00081a
Filter 2
10
81a
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Read
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | RFID | Read tab
Figure 3-14 RFID Configuration Utility – Read tab
Tap the Restore Defaults button to set the parameters to their factory default setting. Tap OK to
save changes or X to ignore any changes and return to the Control Panel.
Reader Key Action
When the “Toggle On/Off with key press” is enabled, the “’Buzz’ during Read Cycle” check box
is automatically enabled.
Read Once on Key Press
When the RFID Read button is pressed a single read operation is performed and the RFID reader
waits for another key press. The operation reads a combination of Class 0, Class 1 and C1G2 tags
depending on whether the class was selected on the Tags tab. The read for each tag class consists
of 1 or more internal read attempts as specified on the Tags tab.
Read Continuous During Key Press
When the RFID Read button is pressed, the MX3-RFID reads a combination of Class 0, Class 1
and C1G2 tags repeatedly until the Read button is released. The operation continuously reads a
combination of Class 0, Class 1 and C1G2 tags depending on whether the class was selected on
the Tags tab. The read for each tag class consists of continuous internal read attempts as specified
on the Tags tab.
Toggle On/Off with Key Press
When the RFID Read button is pressed, the MX3-RFID reads a combination of Class 0, Class 1
and C1G2 tags repeatedly. It continues to perform read operations after the Read button is released
and does not stop reading until the Read button is pressed again. The Read operation is cancelled.
The operation continuously reads a combination of Class 0, Class 1 and C1G2 tags depending on
whether the class was selected on the Tags tab.
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Beeper
• Beep once on any successful read cycle (one or more Tags read)
• “Buzz” (continuous beeps) during Read Cycle.
Settings
Read Result
Tag(s) Read
No Tags Read
Beep On / Buzz On
Beep
Buzz
Beep On / Buzz Off
Beep
No sound
Beep Off / Buzz On
Buzz
Buzz
Beep Off / Buzz Off
No sound
No sound
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Power
Access:
Note:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | RFID | Power tab
Control Panel parameters established in Power Properties affect the mobile device
operating system. Power Management set using RFID Configuration governs power
management of the RFID module only.
See Also: “Set the Power Schemes Timers”.
Figure 3-15 RFID Configuration Utility – Power tab
Tap the Restore Defaults button to set the parameters to their factory default setting. Tap OK to
save changes or X to ignore any changes and return to the Control Panel.
Note:
MX3-RFID is restricted to 95% for Modulation. LXE recommends using the default
setting of ID2 for Class 0 Singulation.
Output Power
Provides configuration for the output power applied during Read (or Write) operations. The range
is 16 settings from +15dBm to +30dBm.
Modulation
Provides configuration carrier modulation during Read (or Write) operations. The range is from
20% to 95% in 2.42% steps.
Power Management
The time out period sets the time that the software will change the RFID module state from
Standby to Disable in order to reduce battery current consumption.
This timer expires if no reads have been requested for the specified period of time. The increments
of the timer are 3 sec., 4 sec., 5 sec., 10 sec., 15 sec., 20 sec., 30 sec., 45 sec., 1 min., 2 min., 3
min., 4 min., 5 min., 6 min., 7 min., 8 min., 9 min., 10 min., 11 min., 12 min., 13 min., 14 min.,
and 15 minutes.
When the “Disable” check box is checked, then Power Management is disabled and the RFID
module remains in the “Standby” state.
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Firmware
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | RFID | Firmware tab
Select and install RFID firmware upgrades to the RFID module. The upgrade file is selected using
standard Windows functions.
The currently loaded RFID firmware version is displayed. This value cannot be edited by the user.
Figure 3-16 RFID Configuration Utility – Firmware tab
Note:
RFID firmware upgrades and subsequent rebooting does not directly cause changes to
any other firmware.
Tap the Restore Defaults button to set the parameters to their last saved default setting. Tap OK to
save changes or X to ignore any changes and return to the Control Panel.
Firmware Upgrade
Tap the Browse button to locate the Firmware Upgrade File on the mobile device to download to
the RFID module. Tap OK in the File Open box to select the file.
Once selected, tap the Download button on the Firmware panel. The upgrade is installed.
When the upgrade process is complete, a pop up dialog box appears indicating a successful or
unsuccessful upgrade.
Tap OK in the pop up dialog box to close the dialog box.
Reboot Reader
Tap the Reboot Reader button. The RFID Reader module reboots. The MX3-RFID is not
rebooted, only the RFID Reader is rebooted.
A pop up dialog box appears indicating a successful or unsuccessful reboot. The mobile device
does not reboot.
Tap OK in the pop up dialog box to close the dialog box.
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Format
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | RFID | Format tab
Use this option to select the output format that is sent to the open file from RFID read actions.
Figure 3-17 RFID Configuration Utility – Format tab
The default output format is HEX. When HEX is selected, the value of the Separator places the
separator between each 4 characters of the outputted hexadecimal tag value.
When EPC is selected, the user can enter a field separator to use between RFID tag read actions.
There are four EPC encoding schemes available:
• SGTIN-96
• SGTIN-64
• SSCC-64
• SSCC-96
Invalid or non-supported formats are represented in HEX digits that represent the bits of encoded
data read from a tag. Select EPC to decode the HEX digits into EPC tag data standards.
Tap the Restore Defaults button to set the parameters to their factory default setting. Tap OK to
save changes or X to ignore any changes and return to the Control Panel.
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Scanner
Access:
Note:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner
Scanner control panel options are based on the installed software version levels, driver
and OS versions in the MX3-RFID. Your Scanner options may or may not be as described
in this section. Contact your LXE representative to obtain the most current software and
drivers for your mobile device.
Use the Scanner panel options to set scanner keyboard wedge parameters, active scanner port, scan
key settings and barcode manipulation options. Assign baud rate, parity, stop bits and data bits for
available COM ports.
Factory Default Settings
Main
Port 1
COM1 Internal
Port 2
RFID Internal (dimmed)
Output Enable
Disabled
Power Port 1 while asleep
Disabled
Send Key Messages
Enabled
Keys
Left
Scan
Right
RFID
COM Ports (COM1- COM2 – COM3)
COM1
115200bps, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit (dimmed)
COM2
9600bps, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit
COM3
9600bps, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit
Power on Pin 9
Enabled
Advanced or Barcode
Advanced Barcode Processing
Disabled
Notes:
• If the internal scanner has to be configured to operate at any communication settings other
than 9600, N, 8, 1 and the MX3-RFID either loses power or a cold boot command is
entered, the Scanner applet must be reconfigured to match the scanner communication
settings.
• ActiveSync will not work over a COM port if that COM port is enabled in the Scanner
applet as scanner input. For example, if COM 1 is being used by the scanner, COM 1 can’t
be used by any other program.
• The barcode scanner won’t function while the RFID tag reader completes the read / accept
or reject process.
• The RFID reader won’t function while the barcode scanner completes the read / accept or
reject process.
• Bluetooth Manager, Bluetooth service or options are not available for all devices or in all
software releases.
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Main Tab
Note:
Scanner control panel options are based on the installed software version levels, driver
and OS versions in the MX3-RFID. Your Scanner options may or may not be as described
in this section. Contact your LXE representative to obtain current software and drivers
for your mobile device.
Parameter
Default
Options
Port 1
Internal
Disabled, COM1, COM3, Internal, Cradle, Bluetooth, Output
Enable.
Port 2
RFID
Internal
Disabled, RFID Internal, COM3, Internal, Cradle, Bluetooth,
Output Enable
Power Port 1
while Asleep
Disabled
Enabled, Disabled.
Send Key
Messages
Enabled
If “Power Port 1 while asleep” is checked, whichever serial port is
enabled as Port 1 will remain powered while the device is in
Suspend, at the cost of reduced battery life.
Enabled, Disabled.
If “Send Key Messages …” is checked any data scan is converted
to keystrokes and sent to the active window. When this box is not
checked, the application will need to use the set of LXE Scanner
APIs to retrieve the data from the scanner driver. Note that this
latter method is significantly faster than using “Wedge”.
Adjust the settings and tap the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
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Keys Tab
Note:
Scanner control panel options are based on the installed software version levels, driver
and OS versions in the MX3-RFID. Your Scanner options may or may not be as described
in this section. Contact your LXE representative to obtain current software and drivers
for your mobile device.
Parameter
Default
Options
Left Scan Key
Scan
Disabled, Scan, Enter key, Tab key, Field Exit key, Virtual
key, RFID (or RFID Read)
Right Scan Key
RFID
Disabled, Scan, Enter key, Tab key, Field Exit key, Virtual
key, RFID (or RFID Read)
The Keys tab sets up what happens when one of the Scan keys are pressed. Note that both keys
can do the same or different functions.
Adjust the settings and tap the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
Assigned
Function
Disabled
When either scan key is set to Disabled, the mobile device does nothing when
pressed.
Scan
When set to “Scan” the integrated scanner is activated. If no integrated scanner
is present, the Scan selection is greyed out. When using the RFID module, the
Scan key defaults to the Left Scan button.
Enter
When set to “Enter”, both the Enter key and the (Scan button) / Enter key
perform the same function.
Tab
When set to “Tab”, both the Tab key and the (Scan button) / Tab key perform
the same function.
Field Exit
5250 devices only. When a Scan key is set to “Field Exit”, the key press
causes the cursor to exit an input field. A field exit key press functions as a
Pause key press on non-5250 devices.
Virtual
When set to “Virtual”, the Virtual Left scan key produces an F20 and the
Virtual Right scan key produces an F21.
RFID
When enabled, the Right Scan / Left Scan key functions as the RFID tag reader
trigger.
Change a Virtual Key (F20 or F21) Value
Modify the Registry using the Registry Editor (see section titled “Utilities”). LXE recommends
caution when editing the Registry and also recommends making a backup copy of the registry
before changes are made.
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ LXE \ Scanner.
Set either the ScanCodeLeft or ScanCodeRight to be the scan code of the key to be used as the
virtual key when the Virtual Left key (Left Scan key) or Virtual Right key (Right Scan key) is
pressed. The registry requires a decimal value.
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COM1, COM2, COM3 Tabs
Do not connect a tethered scanner to the USB labelled ports:
COM
Default
Options
COM1
MX3-RFID (pre-set and dimmed) –
115200, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity,
Power on pin 9 enabled
Baud Rate – 115200 (RFID only), 38400,
19200, 9600, 4800, 2400, 1200
Data Bits – 8, 7
Stop Bits – 1, 2
Parity – None, Odd, Even, Mark, Space
COM2
9600, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity
Power on pin 9 (+5v) Disabled
Baud Rate – 38400, 19200, 9600, 4800,
2400, 1200
Data Bits – 8, 7
Stop Bits – 1, 2
Parity – None, Odd, Even, Mark, Space
COM3
9600, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity
Power on pin 9 (+5v) Disabled
Baud Rate – 38400, 19200, 9600, 4800,
2400, 1200
Data Bits – 8, 7
Stop Bits – 1, 2
Parity – None, Odd, Even, Mark, Space
Adjust the settings and tap the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
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Advanced Tab
Note:
Scanner control panel options are based on the installed software version levels, driver
and OS versions in the MX3-RFID. Your Scanner options may or may not be as described
in this section. Contact your LXE representative to obtain current software and drivers
for your mobile device.
Translate Control Codes
Note:
If your Advanced tab scanner panel has four button choices, as shown above, then when
the Prefix/Suffix button is tapped, CTRL codes are passed through in Block mode.
If “Translate Control Codes” is checked, unprintable ASCII characters (characters below 20H) in
scanned barcodes are assigned to their appropriate CTRL code sequence when the barcodes are
sent in Character mode.
When “Translate Control Codes” is not checked and “Send Key Messages” is checked, CTRL
codes are passed through in Block mode.
Strip Leading / Strip Trailing Characters
This feature, when enabled, strips the specified number of characters from a barcode, either from
the beginning (leading) or at the end (trailing), or both.
When this feature and the Add Prefix and / or Add Suffix fetaures are both enabled, the leading
and trailing characters are stripped before the prefix or suffix is appended.
The configuration for stripping leading and trailing characters is specified independently. To
enable, either or both of the checkboxes labeled Strip Leading and Strip Trailing must be checked.
Then the number of characters to be stripped can be typed into the edit control or set using the spin
control on the right of the edit control.
The maximum number of characters that can be stripped is 99 characters for each leading and
trailing number of characters. When the Strip Leading and Strip Trailing checkboxes are blank (or
disabled), the edit controls are disabled; however the last specified number of characters to strip is
retained and dimmed.
When the number of characters to be stripped is greater than the number of characters in the
barcode a good read beep is sounded but all barcode data is discarded.
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Prefix / Suffix
If Add Prefix and / or Add Suffix are combined with Strip Leading and / or Strip Trailing, the
leading and / or trailing characters are stripped before the prefix or suffix is added.
The mode for Prefix/Suffix feature is determined by the “Send Key Messages (WEDGE)” setting
in the Main tab. When checked (enabled), the prefix/suffix feature is in Key Message mode. Key
message mode sends the prefix, barcode, and suffix to the application with the focus as
keystrokes. In Key message mode all keys on the keypad can be entered.
When the “Send Key Messages” is not checked, Block mode is enabled. Block mode allows ASCII
characters (0x0 – 0x7F), plus backspace, tab, delete, return and escape. In Block mode the
prefix/suffix data is added to the beginning and end of the buffered barcode data that can then be
read by an application from the WDG: device.
Up to 19 characters can be specified for the prefix and up to 19 characters can be specified for the
suffix. The characters can be text or control characters, e.g. tab, carriage return. The characters can
be entered into the prefix and suffix text boxes by typing from the keypad, entering the key’s hex
equivalent, or entering in hat ( ^ ) encoded delimited (8-bit code table) notation.
• To enable the Prefix or Suffix processing, check the associated checkbox. When the box is
checked, the edit controls to the right are enabled. Keys/characters are typed into the edit
control following the checkbox.
• Selecting the Add button then adds the key to the associated list of keys in the read-only
edit control to the right of the Add / Clear buttons. The keys are shown as commadelimited strings.
• To erase the Prefix or Suffix, select the read-only edit control that contains the currently
configured Prefix or Suffix and select the Clear button.
• The Add and Clear buttons function on the control that is selected when the button is
pressed.
• Hex values can be entered by preceding the two digit hex value with ‘0x’. Control
characters can also be entered using the ‘hat’ delimited notation, i.e. ^M for Carriage
Return.
• All keypad keys can be entered by typing the key. Some keypad keys are only valid if in
“Key Message” mode. For example, the Function Keys (F1, PF1) are only valid in “Key
Message” mode.
See “Hat Encoding” and “Decimal-Hexadecimal Chart”.
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Barcode Tab
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner | Barcode tab
Figure 3-18 Barcode Tab
Prefix / Suffix
Note:
Prefix / Suffix is only available when Use Advanced Barcode Processing is disabled.
Figure 3-19 Barcode – Prefix / Suffix
Prefix/Suffix (and pre-existing data) is unavailable when Use Advanced Barcode Processing is
enabled.
Strip Leading / Strip Trailing Characters
This feature, when enabled, strips the specified number of characters from a barcode, either from
the beginning (leading) or at the end (trailing), or both.
When this feature and the Add Prefix and / or Add Suffix features are both enabled, the leading
and trailing characters are stripped before the prefix or suffix is appended.
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The configuration for stripping leading and trailing characters is specified independently. To
enable, either or both of the checkboxes labeled Strip Leading and Strip Trailing must be checked.
Then the number of characters to be stripped can be typed into the edit control or set using the spin
control on the right of the edit control.
The maximum number of characters that can be stripped is 99 characters for each leading and
trailing number of characters. When the Strip Leading and Strip Trailing checkboxes are blank (or
disabled), the edit controls are disabled; however the last specified number of characters to strip is
retained and dimmed.
When the number of characters to be stripped is greater than the number of characters in the
barcode a good read beep is sounded but all barcode data is discarded.
Prefix / Suffix
If Add Prefix and / or Add Suffix are combined with Strip Leading and / or Strip Trailing, the
leading and / or trailing characters are stripped before the prefix or suffix is added.
The mode for Prefix/Suffix feature is determined by the “Send Key Messages (WEDGE)” setting
in the Main tab. When checked (enabled), the prefix/suffix feature is in Key Message mode. Key
message mode sends the prefix, barcode, and suffix to the application with the focus as
keystrokes. In Key message mode all keys on the keypad can be entered.
When the “Send Key Messages” is not checked, Block mode is enabled. Block mode allows ASCII
characters (0x0 – 0x7F), plus backspace, tab, delete, return and escape. In Block mode the
prefix/suffix data is added to the beginning and end of the buffered barcode data that can then be
read by an application from the WDG: device.
Up to 19 characters can be specified for the prefix and up to 19 characters can be specified for the
suffix. The characters can be text or control characters, e.g. tab, carriage return. The characters can
be entered into the prefix and suffix text boxes by typing from the keypad, entering the key’s hex
equivalent, or entering in hat ( ^ ) encoded delimited (8-bit code table) notation.
•
To enable the Prefix or Suffix processing, check the associated checkbox. When the box
is checked, the edit controls to the right are enabled. Keys/characters are typed into the
edit control following the checkbox.
•
Selecting the Add button then adds the key to the associated list of keys in the read-only
edit control to the right of the Add / Clear buttons. The keys are shown as commadelimited strings.
•
To erase the Prefix or Suffix, select the read-only edit control that contains the currently
configured Prefix or Suffix and select the Clear button.
•
The Add and Clear buttons function on the control that is selected when the button is
pressed.
•
Hex values can be entered by preceding the two digit hex value with ‘0x’. Control
characters can also be entered using the ‘hat’ delimited notation, i.e. ^M for Carriage
Return.
•
All keypad keys can be entered by typing the key. Some keypad keys are only valid if in
“Key Message” mode. For example, the Function Keys (F1, PF1) are only valid in “Key
Message” mode.
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Interaction between Strip Leading/Trailing and Prefix/Suffix Settings
1.
Replacements are not done on the Prefix and Suffix, only the barcode data, for both Block
and Key Message mode. Control characters in the Prefix and Suffix are translated when
Translate All is enabled.
2.
Replacements are done on the barcode data and then characters are stripped for both Strip
Leading and Strip Trailing features. As an example, suppose we have the following data
and configuration:
The barcode scanned begins with Group Separator (GS) followed by the character ‘A’
Group Separator is translated to ‘GS’
Strip Leading is set to 2
In this case, the Group Separator is translated to ‘GS’ and then the ‘GS’ is stripped by the
Strip Leading setting; rather than the Group Separator and ‘A’ being stripped.
3.
If Translate All is enabled and replacements are assigned, the assigned replacements take
precedence over the default one-to-one translation enabled by Translate all. For example if
Translate All is enabled and Carriage Return is replaced by ^J, the value, 0x0d, in the
barcode (prefix and suffix) are replaced with CTRL+Shift+J instead of CTRL+Shift+M
keystrokes in Key Message mode.
4.
Since the assigned replacements are applied before the Translate All is performed, if a
control character is set to ‘Ignore (drop)’ by the assigned replacements, it is discarded
before the Translate All processing is performed and is therefore not translated.
5.
Since the assigned replacements are applied before the Translate All is performed, if a
control character is set to text by the assigned replacements, the text is substituted for the
control character. In this case, the control character would not be in the data processed by
the Translate All feature.
6.
If the application that is accessing the Barcode Wedge in Block mode, supports Hat
encoded characters, like ^M, hat encoded characters can be assigned in the defined action
and then interpreted by the receiving application by using the ‘escape’ format described
above. The same is true for hex-encoded characters.
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Ctrl Char Mapping
Access:
| Settings | Control Panel | Scanner | Barcode tab
Figure 3-20 Barcode – Ctrl Translation
Note that Control Character Mapping is available regardless of the status of the Use Advanced
Barcode Processing checkbox.
See “Hat Encoding” and “Decimal-Hexadecimal Chart”.
Translate All
If “Translate All” is checked, unprintable ASCII characters (characters below 20H) in scanned
barcodes are assigned to their appropriate CTRL code sequence when the barcodes are sent in
Character mode.
When “Translate All” is not checked and “Send Key Messages” is checked, CTRL codes are
passed through in Block mode.
The wedge provides a one-to-one mapping of control characters to their equivalent
control+character sequence of keystrokes in Key Message mode. If a control character is replaced
by another control character, the replacement is performed on the barcode data, prefix, and suffix
before the keystrokes are simulated.
For example, if ‘Carriage Return’ is replaced by Line Feed (by specifying ‘^J’ or ‘0x0A’) in the
configuration, the value 0x0d received in any scanned barcode (or defined in the prefix or suffix)
will be replaced with the value 0x0a.
The Wedge then sends Ctrl+J to the receiving application, rather than Ctrl+M.
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This option is grayed unless the user has Key Message mode (on the Main tab)
selected. In Key Message mode, when this option is enabled, control
characters embedded in a scanned barcode are translated to their equivalent
‘control’ key keystroke sequence (13 [0x0d] is translated to Control+M
keystrokes as if the user pressed the CTRL, SHIFT, and m keys on the
keypad). It does not replace control characters in the prefix and suffix. The
assignments provided by this enhancement allow the user to override the oneto-one translation provided by Translate All.
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Character
This is a drop down combo box that contains the control character name.
Refer to the table in “Assigned Replacements” for the list of control characters
and their names. When a character name is selected from the combo box, the
text ‘Ignore (drop)’ is shown and highlighted in the Replacement edit control.
‘Ignore (drop)’ is highlighted so the user can type a replacement if the control
character is not being ignored. Once the user types into the Replacement edit
control, reselecting the character form Character combo box redisplays the
‘Ignore (drop)’ default in the Replacement edit control.
Replacement
The edit control where the user types the characters to be assigned as the
replacement of the control character. Replacements for a control character are
assigned by selecting the appropriate character from the Character combo box,
typing the replacement in the Replacement edit control (according to the
formats defined above) and then selecting Assign. The assigned replacement is
then added to the list box above the Assign button.
List Box
The list box shows all user-defined control characters and their assigned
replacements. All replacements are enclosed in single quotes to delimit white
space that has been assigned.
Delete
This button is grayed unless an entry in the list box is highlighted. When an
entry (or entries) is highlighted, and Delete is selected, the highlighted material
is deleted from the list box.
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Scancode Enable
Access:
| Settings | Control Panel | Scanner | Barcode tab
See the “Integrated Scanner Programming Guide”, section titled “Data Options” for full details on
AIM Codes and Symbol Codes.
Figure 3-21 Barcode – Scancode Enable/Disable
Note that Scancode Enable is available regardless of the status of the Use Advanced Barcode
Processing checkbox.
This panel displays a list of all barcode symbologies supported by the integrated barcode scanner.
Barcodes are sent to the application just as they are received from the scanner and before the ‘Strip
Leading / Trailing’ or ‘Append Prefix / Suffix’ features.
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Advanced Processing
Access:
| Settings | Control Panel | Scanner | Barcode tab
Note that the Use Advanced Barcode Processing checkbox must be enabled before Advanced
Processing can occur.
See Also: The “Integrated Scanner Programming Guide”, section titled “Data Options” for full
details on AIM Code IDs and Symbol Code IDs.
Figure 3-22 Barcode – Advanced Processing
No Code ID
Default. All symbology IDs are transmitted. This means that by default,
all good scan barcodes are sent to the application just as they are
received from the scanner, regardless of any possible symbology ID
attached. The Strip Code ID radio button is unavailable when No Code
ID is enabled.
AIM Code ID
Enabling the Strip Code ID checkbox ensures the 3-character AIM Code
ID symbology is stripped off by the WEDGE before the barcode is
made available to the application. Disable Data includes Symbol Code
ID if the AIM Code ID parameter is enabled. When Strip Code ID is
disabled (unchecked), the Code ID is included in the barcode data being
matched.
Symbol Code ID
Enabling Strip Code ID ensures the 1-character Symbol Code ID
symbology is stripped off by the WEDGE before the barcode is made
available to the application. Disable Data includes AIM Code ID if the
Symbol Code ID parameter is enabled. When Strip Code ID is disabled
(unchecked), the Code ID is included in the barcode data being
matched.
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Strip Code ID
Enabling this parameter removes the number of characters (specified by AIM Code ID or Symbol
Code ID radio button setting) before the barcode is sent to the application.
Figure 3-23 Barcode – Advanced Processing – Strip Code ID
This checkbox is unavailable when Data includes no Code ID radio button is enabled.
Strip Identifiers from EAN128 Barcodes
When Strip Code ID is disabled (unchecked), the AIM Code or Symbol Code ID is included in the
barcode data being matched.
Scanned barcodes are not matched against the following parameters unless they are EAN128
barcodes. If the scan engine does not support EAN128 barcodes, or EAN128 barcodes have been
disabled, the Strip Identifiers from EAN128 Barcodes function is not available.
Figure 3-24 Barcode – Advanced Processing – EAN128 Barcodes
The user specifies whether the barcodes have an AIM Code ID (3 characters) or a Symbol Code
ID (1 character). They also specify whether the AIM or Symbol Code ID will be stripped or
passed through to the Codes match, as long as the barcode is an EAN128 barcode.
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Adding Codes to the Match List for EAN128 Barcodes
The first elements of an EAN128 barcode are matched against the entries in the Match Code list,
in the order entered in the list. For example, if the match code list contains Item 0 ABC, Item 1 C
and Item 2 AB in that order, the AB has no effect. When a match is found (e.g. Code ID A was
matched by Item 0 ABC and the process terminated) or when the end of the list is reached,
processing terminates.
Up to 20 Codes (up to 16 characters each) can be added to the Match list. The characters can be
text or control characters, e.g. tab, carriage return. The characters can be entered into the Match
Code List text box by typing from the keypad, entering the key’s hex equivalent, or entering in hat
( ^ ) encoded delimited (8-bit code table) notation.
• Keys/characters are typed into the lower left text box.
• To add a match code, move the cursor to the lower left text box. Add the characters to the
box and select the Add button to place the new Match Code in the List Box.
• To edit a match code, highlight the match code in the List Box and double-click. The match
code text is moved to the lower left text box. Make changes to the copied match code and
select the Add button.
• To delete a match code, highlight the code in the List Box and select the Remove button.
The match code is deleted from the list.
• After adding, editing or removing match codes, perform the Suspend/Resume function to
store your changes in the registry.
• Hex values can be entered by preceding the two digit hex value with ‘0x’. Control
characters can also be entered using the ‘hat’ delimited notation, i.e. ^M for Carriage
Return. See “Hat Encoding” and “Decimal-Hexadecimal Chart” at the end of Chapter 5
“MX3-RFID”.
• All keypad keys can be entered by typing the key.
Note:
No matching is done for barcodes using this option if they are not EAN128 barcodes.
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Storage Manager
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Storage Manager
Installed storage devices are listed by device name in the dropdown box. To view information
about the disk or perform store operations, select a device from the list.
On-line help is available for this option.
• Topics available are:
• Manage storage devices
• Manage disk partitions
• Creating a new partition
• Advanced partition features
LXE recommends caution when formatting or dismounting storage devices and when creating
new partitions or deleting partitions on the storage device.
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card.
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Stylus
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Stylus
Set double-tap sensitivity properties and/or calibrate the touch panel.
Double Tap
Follow the instructions on the screen and tap the OK box to save the changes. The changes take
effect immediately.
Calibration
Figure 3-25 Stylus Properties / Recalibration Start
Figure 3-26 Stylus Properties / Recalibration
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System
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | System Icon
Review System and Computer data and revision levels. Adjust Storage and Program memory
settings.
Factory Default Settings
General
Memory
Device Name
Device Description
Copyrights
N/A
1/3 storage, 2/3 programs.
MX3X001
LXE_MX3X
N/A
Persist RAM Base Files
"Desktop"
"Favorites"
"Fonts"
"Help"
"Programs"
If you create a directory or directories with the above listed names in the "\System" folder (which
is on the CF ATA card) and place your files in those directories, the Launch utility will
automatically copy all of the files in these directories to the respective RAM base folders every
time upon warm boot.
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General
System Properties
General
Memory Device Name Copyrights
System
Microsoft Windows
Version 4.20
CE .NET
Computer
Processor Type:
Expansion Slots:
1996-2003 Microsoft Corp. All
rights reserved. This computer
program is protected by U.S. and
International copyright laws.
Memory:
38220 KB RAM
Registered to:
Figure 3-27 System / General tab
System:
This screen is presented for information only. The System parameters cannot be
changed by the user.
Computer:
The processor type is listed. The type cannot be changed by the user. The name of
the installed wireless card is listed in the dropdown list. Total computer memory
and the identification of the registered user is listed and cannot be changed by the
user.
Memory sizes given do not include memory used up by the operating system. Hence, a system
with 64 MB may only report 35 MB memory, since 29 MB is used up by the Windows CE .NET
operating system. This is actual DRAM memory, and does not include internal flash or the internal
ATA card used for storage.
Memory
System Properties
General
Memory Device Name Copyrights
Move slider to the left for more memory to run programs. Move slider to the
right for more storage room. Only unused RAM can be adjusted.
Storage
Memory
Allocated:
In Use:
Program
Memory
19108KB
384KB
Allocated:
In Use:
19112KB
5420KB
Figure 3-28 System / Memory
Move the slider to allocate more memory for programs or storage. If there isn’t enough space for a
file, increase the amount of storage memory. If the mobile device is running slowly, try increasing
the amount of program memory. Adjust the settings and tap the OK box to save the changes. The
changes take effect immediately.
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Device Name
System Properties
General
Memory Device Name Copyrights
These settings are used to identify your Windows CE device to
other computers.
Please type a name (without any spaces) and a short description.
Device name:
Device description:
Figure 3-29 System / Device Name
The device name and description can be changed. Enter the name and description using either the
keypad or the Input Panel and tap OK to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
Copyrights
This screen is presented for information only. The Copyrights information cannot be changed by
the user.
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Volume and Sounds
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Volume & Sounds Icon
Set volume parameters and assign sound wav files to CE .NET events.
Note:
Control Panel parameters established in Display Properties, Power Properties and
Volume & Sounds Properties remain in effect during RFID configuration and the
resulting read functions.
Factory Default Settings
Volume
Events
Enabled
Application
Enabled
Notifications
Enabled
Volume
Middle of Bar
Key click
Loud
Screen tap
Loud
Sounds
Scheme
LOUD!
Follow the instructions on the screen and tap the OK box to save the changes. The changes take
effect immediately.
Figure 3-30 Volume and Sounds
Good Scan and Bad Scan Sounds
Good scan and bad scan sounds are stored in the Windows directory, as SCANGOOD.WAV and
SCANBAD.WAV. These are unprotected WAV files and can be replaced by a WAV file of the
user’s choice. By default a good scan sound on the mobile device is a single 2700 Hz beep, and a
bad scan sound is a double beep.
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Utilities
These utilities are pre-loaded by LXE.
LAUNCH.EXE
All applications to be installed into persistent memory are normally in the form of Windows CE
CAB files. These CAB files exist as separate files from the main installation image, and need to be
copied to the mobile device using an internal ATA card or from a PC using ActiveSync. The CAB
files are loaded into the folder System, which is the internal ATA drive.
Then, information is added to the registry, if desired, to make the CAB file auto-launch at startup.
The CAB file can update the registry as desired and cause the unpacked file(s) to be placed in the
appropriate location.
The registry information needed is under the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ LXE
\ Persist, as follows. The main subkey is any text, and is a description of the file. Then 3 values
are added:
FileName is the name of the CAB file, with the path (usually \System)
Installed is a DWORD value of 0, which changes to 1 once auto-launch installs the file
FileCheck is the name of a file to look for to determine if the CAB file is installed.
The value in FileCheck is the name of one of the files (with path) installed by the CAB file. Since
the CAB file installs into DRAM, when memory is lost this file is lost, and the CAB file must be
reinstalled.
3 optional fields are also added: Order, Delay, and PCMCIA. These are all DWORD fields,
described below.
The auto-launch process goes as follows. The launch utility opens the registry database and reads
the list of CAB files to auto-launch. First it looks for FileName to see if the CAB file is present. If
not, the registry entry is ignored. If it is present, and the Installed flag is not set, auto-launch
makes a copy of the CAB file (since it gets deleted by installation), and runs the Microsoft utility
WCELOAD to install it. If the Installed flag is set, auto-launch looks for the FileCheck file. If it
is present, the CAB file is installed, and that registry entry is complete. If the FileCheck file is not
present, memory has been lost, and the utility calls WCELOAD to reinstall the CAB file. Then,
the whole process repeats for the next entry in the registry, until all registry entries are analyzed.
To force execution every time (for example, for AUTOEXEC.BAT), use a FileCheck of
“dummy”, which will never be found, forcing the item to execute.
For persist keys specifying .EXE or .BAT files, the executing process will be started, and then
Launch will continue, leaving the loading process to run independently. For other persist keys
(including .CAB files), Launch will wait for the loading process to complete before continuing.
This is important, for example, to ensure that a .CAB file is installed before the .EXE files from
the .CAB file are run.
The Order field is used to force a sequence of events; Order=0 is first, and Order=99 is last.
Two items which have the same order will be installed in the same pass, but not in a predictable
sequence. Note: If the order of loading is not critical, it may be easier to use the \System\Startup
folder instead; see below (only on .01D or newer images).
The Delay field is used to add a delay after the item is loaded, before the next is loaded. The delay
is given in seconds, and defaults to 0 if not specified. If the install fails (or the file to be installed is
not found), the delay does not occur.
The PCMCIA field is used to indicate that the file (usually a CAB file) being loaded is a radio
driver, and the PCMCIA slots should be started after this file is loaded. By default, the PCMCIA
slots are off on powerup, to prevent the “Unidentified PCMCIA Slot” dialog from appearing.
Once the drivers are loaded, the slot can be turned on. The value in the PCMCIA field is a
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DWORD, representing the number of seconds to wait after installing the CAB file, but before
activating the slot (a latency to allow the thread loading the driver to finish installation). The
default value of 0 means the slot is not powered on. The default values for the default radio drivers
(listed below) is 1, meaning one second elapses between the CAB file loading and the slot
powering up.
Note that the auto-launch process can also launch batch files (*.BAT), executable files (*.EXE),
registry setting files (*.REG), or sound files (*.WAV). The mechanism is the same as listed
above, but the appropriate CE application is called, depending on file type.
Registry information is already in the default image for the following 1:
; Summit Client
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\Summit Radio]
"FileName"="\SYSTEM\SUMMIT.CAB"
"Installed"=dword:1
"FileCheck"="\WINDOWS\SDCCFG10G.DLL"
"Order"=dword:02
"Delay"=dword:0
"PCMCIA"=dword:1
; Cisco Client
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\Cisco Radio]
"FileName"="\SYSTEM\CISCO.CAB"
"FileCheck"="\WINDOWS\CISCO.DLL"
“Order”=dword:01
“PCMCIA”=dword:1
; this key installs RFID drivers/default values from the CAB file
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\RFID]
"FileName"="\WINDOWS\RFID.CAB"
"FileCheck"="\WINDOWS\RFID_WDG.DLL"
“Order”=dword:0C
; this key installs RFTERM from the CAB file
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\LXE TE]
"FileName"="\SYSTEM\RFTERM.CAB"
"FileCheck"="\WINDOWS\LXE\RFTERM.EXE"
“Order”=dword:10
; this key installs JAVA
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\Java]
"FileName"="\SYSTEM\JEODE.CAB"
"FileCheck"="\WINDOWS\EVM.EXE"
“Order”=dword:30
; this key runs RFTERM as a startup app
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\RFTERM]
"FileName"="\WINDOWS\LXE\RFTERM.EXE"
"FileCheck"="dummy"
“Order”=dword:40
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CAB files for options not purchased are not loaded e.g. JAVA or RFID. If a CAB file is missing, please
contact your LXE Representative.
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; Autoexec
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\AUTOEXEC]
"FileName"="\SYSTEM\AUTOEXEC.BAT"
"FileCheck"="dummy"
“Order”=dword:50
; Avalanche
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\Avalanche]
"FileName"="\SYSTEM\LXEAVA.CAB"
"FileCheck"="\SYSTEM\AVALANCHE\MODEL.DAT"
"Order"=dword:4
"Installed"=dword:0
"PCMCIA"=dword:0
"Delay"=dword:0
; Avalanche
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\AvaLaunch]
"FileName"="\SYSTEM\AVALANCHE\AVAINIT.EXE"
"FileCheck"="dummy"
“Order”=dword:5
"Delay"=dword:0
"PCMCIA"=dword:0
"Installed"=dword:0
When you are installing your custom CAB file to the mobile device’s operating sytem, refer to the
default image segments that are commented with “… RFTERM …” to see the expected Registry
format.
One special key is included to force the system folders (Desktop, Fonts, Programs, etc.) to copy
from the internal ATA card (\System) to the \Windows directory. This is implemented as a persist
key so the sequence of startup events can be controlled (especially for AppLock). The filename is
a special internal trigger for the Launch utility, to activate the CopyFolders function. DO NOT
EDIT OR ALTER THIS KEY, OR IT MAY NO LONGER FUNCTION. You may however change
the Order or Delay values if necessary for a particular startup sequence.
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\COPYFOLDERS]
"FileName"="COPYFOLDERS"
"FileCheck"=""
“Order”=dword:0F
To have files (CAB, EXE, REG, or WAV files) loaded on startup, when sequence of execution is
not important, you can put these files in the \System\Startup folder (on the internal ATA card).
This is parsed by the Launch utility, and these programs are started or executed. Note that this
only works on images from .01D and newer.
REGEDIT.EXE
Before using REGEDIT.EXE, please refer to commercially available Microsoft Windows manuals.
For example, Microsoft Windows Registry Guide, Second edition.
The Registry Editor allows viewing, searching for items and changing settings in the registry. The
registry contains information about how the mobile device runs. LXE recommends caution when
inspecting and editing the Registry as making incorrect changes can damage the mobile device
operating system. LXE recommends making a backup copy of the registry before viewing or c a r
e f u l l y making changes to the registry.
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REGLOAD.EXE
Double-tapping a registry settings file (e.g. REG) causes RegLoad to open the file and make the
indicated settings in the registry. This is similar to how RegEdit works on a desktop PC. The .REG
file format is the same as on the desktop PC.
WARMBOOT.EXE
Double tap this file to warm boot the computer (i.e., all RAM is preserved). It automatically saves
the registry before rebooting which means configuration changes are not lost.
WAVPLAY.EXE
Double-tapping a sound file (e.g. WAV) causes WavPlay to open the file and run it in the
background.
Enabling GrabTime
The MX3-RFID has a GrabTime utility which can automatically synchronize the MX3-RFID with
a time server (via an Internet connection) at boot up.
By default, using GrabTime for time synchronization at boot up is Off. Grabtime can be run at any
time (even when Off at boot up) using the Sync button on the Date/Time control panel.
To enable GrabTime to run automatically at boot up, run \Windows\tmsync.reg and perform a
warmboot. For more detail, see “LAUNCH.EXE”, earlier in this chapter.
Note:
This utility affects the behavior of GrabTime at warmboot. After a coldboot, GrabTime is
disabled.
Disabling the Touchscreen
To disable the touchscreen, run \Windows\TouchDisable.reg and perform a warm reboot.
To enable the touchscreen, run \Windows\TouchEnable.reg and perform a warm reboot.
Note:
These utilities affect the behavior of the touchscreen on warmboot. After a coldboot, the
touchscreen is enabled. Enable this option with caution.
Troubleshooting
Touchscreen is not accepting stylus
taps or need recalibration.
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Press <Ctrl>+<Esc> to force the Start Menu to appear.
Use the tab, backtab and cursor keys to move the cursor
from element to element.
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Configuring CapsLock Behavior
To set CapsLock status to On after a warmboot, run \Windows\CapsLockOn.reg and perform a
warmboot.
To set CapsLock status to Off after a warmboot, run \Windows\CapsLockOff.reg and perform a
warmboot.
Note:
Setting CapsLock to On using this method does not display the CapsLock icon in the
Windows CE taskbar. The current status of CapsLock can be changed with the CAPS key,
however this method does not change CapsLock behavior upon reboot.
Note:
These utilities affect the behavior of the CapsLock on warmboot. After a coldboot,
CapsLock is disabled.
Configuring IPv6
By default, IPv6 is enabled and an IPv6 broadcast message is sent on power up.
To disable IPv6, run \Windows\ipv6Disable.reg and perform a warmboot.
To enable IPv6, run \Windows\ipv6Enable.reg and perform a warmboot.
Note:
These utilities affect the behavior of IPv6 on warmboot. After a coldboot, IPv6 is
enabled.
Command-line Utility
Command line utilities can be executed by Start | Run | [program name].
COLDBOOT.EXE
Command line utility which performs a cold boot (all data in RAM is erased). The command is
not case-sensitive.
Passwords are lost upon cold boot. If a password is set, that password must be entered to begin the
cold boot power cycle process.
PrtScrn.EXE
Command line utility which performs a screen print and saves the file in .BMP format in the
\System folder. Tap Start | Run | then type prtscrn and tap OK, or press Enter. There is a 10 second
delay before the screen print is made. The device beeps and screen captured file (scrnnnnn.bmp) is
placed in the \System folder. The numeric filename is incremented by 1 each time the PrtScrn
function is activated. The command is not case-sensitive.
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Reflash the Mobile Device
Reflash the Mobile Device
Note:
When reflashing, LXE recommends using a Compact Flash card that is greater than
64MB. Files to be loaded on the CF card are: NK.BIN, EBOOT.NB0, XSCALE.BIT
Make sure the backup battery has been fully charged before beginning the
reflash procedure. Depleting the backup battery during the reflash process can
result in corrupted files. LXE also recommends installing a fully charged main
battery before beginning the reflash procedure.
Caution
!
Requirement: A screwdriver (not supplied by LXE)
Preparation
• LXE recommends that installation of the CF card be performed on a clean, well-lit surface.
• Remove the screws on the endcap and slide the endcap to the side, being very careful not to
disconnect the ribbon cables, damage the leads to the external power jack, the headphone
jack or the antenna. The antenna may be taped to the endcap so great care must be taken
when loosening the endcap.
• Carefully remove or loosen all cables to an existing CF card. Remove the CF card.
How To : Reflash using Keypress Method
1.
Place the compact flash card with new image files on it in the right hand slot.
2.
Double-tap My Computer, then Storage Card folder.
3.
Select NK.BIN, EBOOT.NB0, XSCALE.BIT. Select Edit | Copy.
4.
Tap Back Arrow. Double-tap System Folder.
5.
Select Edit | Paste. When asked “Overwrite ?”, tap Yes to All.
6.
When the copy process finishes, remove the CF card.
7.
Select Start | Run and type Coldboot.
8.
Before the splash screen appears, press and hold down the <A> key. Continue to hold it down
until the displays shows “Writing to boot flash”.
Note:
9.
If you do not press and hold the <A> key quickly enough, the display shows
“Loading OS Image”. Remove the main battery for 2 seconds, re-insert the battery
and press the Power button. Press and hold the <A> key again.
The mobile device will automatically reboot after flashing the bootloader. “Loading OS
Image” is displayed on the screen and when the new OS finishes loading, all software
upgrades are complete.
10. Replace the endcap, being careful not to pinch any leads or cables. The touchscreen will need
to be re-calibrated.
Once the bootloader is loaded and the files are copied onto the internal ATA drive, you can reflash
the bootloader at any time by rebooting the MX3-RFID, and holding down the <A> key on the
keypad before the splash screen appears.
Wait until the splash screen displays “Writing new bootloader”, and you can release the <A> key.
When complete (3-5 seconds), the MX3-RFID will reboot and startup with the new bootloader
again.
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How To: Reflash using TAG file Method
1.
Place the compact flash card with new image files on it in the right hand slot.
2.
Double-tap My Computer, then Storage Card folder.
3.
Select NK.BIN, EBOOT.NB0, XSCALE.BIT. Select Edit | Copy.
4.
Tap Back Arrow. Double-tap \System folder.
5.
Select Edit | Paste. When asked “Overwrite ?”, tap Yes to All.
6.
Additionally a REFLASH.TAG file is needed to trigger the reflash. This file can be created on
the MX3-RFID or copied to it along with the system files. The contents of the file are
unimportant; but the file must be named REFLASH.TAG and it must be in the \System folder
with the new system load.
7.
When the copy process finishes, remove the CF card.
8.
Select Start | Run and type Coldboot.
9.
When booting, the MX3-RFID looks for a file named REFLASH.TAG in the \System folder.
•
When this file is encountered, the MX3-RFID loads a new bootloader image
(eboot.nb0) into the boot flash. The tag file is deleted and the MX3-RFID is rebooted
to begin using the new boot loader.
•
If EBOOT detects this file, a re-flash sequence is initiated. The .TAG file is deleted
and the MX3-RFID reboots.
•
If EBOOT detects the REFLASH.TAG file and there is no .nb0 file it does not reflash and deletes the REFLASH.TAG file to prevent an endless cycle.
10. The mobile device automatically reboots after flashing the bootloader. “Loading OS Image” is
displayed on the screen and when the new OS finishes loading, all software upgrades are
complete
11. Replace the endcap, being careful not to pinch any leads or cables. The touchscreen will need
to be re-calibrated.
Clearing Persistent Storage
Cold boot sets all registry settings back to LXE factory defaults. No other clearing is available or
necessary.
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API Calls
API Calls
See Also:
LXE CE API Programming Guide E-SW-WINAPIPG
The LXE CE API Programming Guide documents only the LXE-specific API calls for the mobile
device. It is intended as an addition to the standard Microsoft Windows CE API documentation.
Details of many of the calls in the LXE guide may be found in Microsoft’s documentation.
The APIs documented in the programming guide are included in the file LXEAPI.ZIP, which is in
the standard Windows CE image on the mobile device.
For ease of software development, the files LXEAPI.H and LXEAPI.LIB are available on the
accessories CD, which are the C/C++ include files and the link library for the DLL, respectively.
Note that this DLL is installed in mobile device images with a version number of 1.2 or higher (as
displayed on the screen during bootup).
A full SDK is now included for Microsoft Embedded Visual C++ 4.0 (which is available free on
the Microsoft website).
See Also: “RFID Driver APIs”.
RFID Driver APIs
For the development of applications to execute locally on the MX3-RFID device, API support for
the functions described supplement the current MX3X APIs documented in the “LXE CE API
Programming Guide” (available on the LXE Manuals CD or the LXE ServicePass website).
For ease of software development, the library file, RFIDAPI.LIB, and two header files,
RFIDAPI.H and LXERFID.H, are available on the MX3X SDK CD (see “Accessories”). Contact
your LXE representative for the MX3X SDK Kit availability.
The following operations take place when a user presses a scan button mapped to an RFID Read
command.
1.
Scanner Wedge catches a Keyboard Event and determines that the key pressed is mapped to
an “RFID Read” operation.
2.
RFID Driver executes the READ command. Based on the “Tag Types to Read” setting (set
through the LXE RFID Configuration Utility), the command calls either of the following:
TAG_0_READ, TAG_1_READ, or both TAG_0_READ and TAG_1_READ.
3.
The Reader receives an API call, performs an appropriate read, and returns tag data to the
RFID Driver.
4.
Based on the “Reader Output” settings (set through the LXE RFID Configuration Utility), the
RFID Driver formats the tag data with a preamble, postamble, and separators.
5.
RFID Driver populates the Keyboard Buffer with the formatted data output.
Formatted data is displayed in the foreground application window.
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System Commands
NO_CHG
No Commands, RFIDchange (the system mode is not changed). Used
to retrieve firmware version.
Class 0 Commands
KILL
Kill Class 0 tag (not supported)
SET
Set read parameters (RF power level and Modulation depth)
READ
Read Class 0 tag IDs using parameters set by TAG_0_SET
Class 1 Commands
KILL
Kill Class 1 tag (not supported)
SET
Set read parameters (RF power level and Modulation depth)
READ
Read Class 1 tag IDs using parameters set by TAG_1_SET
READ_ALL
Read Class 1 tag IDs using parameters set by TAG_1_SET. (Unlike
READ, this command does not filter out tags that do not conform to
EPC tag data standards.)
PROGRAM_ID
All Class 1 tags receiving this command will program the specified tag
ID in memory
VERIFY_ID
All tags receiving this command will reply with their CRC, followed by
their entire ID code, followed by their Password. A tag that has
successfully executed the LOCK_ID command ignores the
VERIFY_ID command.
LOCK_ID
This command prevents any further modification of the tag ID, CRC,
and Password.
ERASE_ID
This command sets all bits of the tag ID, CRC, and Password to ‘0’. A
tag that has successfully executed the LOCK_ID command ignores the
ERASE_ID command
WRITE
Performs/combines Program_ID and Lock_ID
Gen 2 Commands
Kill
Kill Class 1 tag.
SET
Set read parameters (RF power level and Modulation depth).
READ
Read Class 1 tag IDS using parameters et by TAG_1_SET.
PROGRAM_ID
All Class 1 tags receiving this command will program the specified tag
ID in memory.
LOCK_ID
This command prevents any further modification of the tag ID, CRC,
and Password.
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Data Format Commands
MASK_DEFINE
Allows definition of a set of six masks, each containing a Field Name,
Offset, and Mask Value. Updates registry values.
MASK_READ
Reads Class 0 tags or Class 1 tags depending on the value passed in for
TAG_TYPE parameter. Allows a maximum of six masks as an Input.
SET_PREAMBLE
Sets preamble for the output of all read commands (TAG_0_READ,
TAG_1_READ, and MASK_READ)
SET_POSTAMBLE
Sets postamble for the output of all read commands (TAG_0_READ,
TAG_1_READ, and MASK_READ)
SET_SEPARATOR
Sets tag separator for the output of all read commands (TAG_0_READ,
TAG_1_READ, and MASK_READ)
Power Commands
READER_POWER_TIMEOUT
Sets the timeout for the Reader Power Management to kick in.
When the driver is inactive for the specified time, it puts the
reader into “Disabled” mode to conserve power.
Reader Feedback Commands
NOTIFY_READ_SUCCESS
Turn ON/OFF beep on a read operation that results in one or
more tags read. See table below.
NOTIFY_READER_ON
Turn ON/OFF buzz on a read operation that does not produce
a beep. See table below.
Settings
Beep On / Buzz On
Beep On / Buzz Off
Beep Off / Buzz On
Beep Off / Buzz Off
Read Result
Tag(s) Read
Beep
Beep
Buzz
No sound
No Tags Read
Buzz
No sound
Buzz
No sound
LXE RFID Get Data Commands
Get_Data
Returns the tag data acquired in the last RFID Read.
WM_LXE_RFIDFULL message indicates that RFID Read is
complete.
WM_LXE_RFIDFULL
Indicates that the RFID Read is complete.
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Hat Encoding
The MX3-RFID supports only 7-bit hat encoding which means only ^@ through ^_ (underscore) are supported.
Desired
ASCII
Hex
Value
Hat
Encoded
Desired
ASCII
Hex
Value
Hat
Encoded
NUL
SOH
STX
ETX
EOT
ENQ
ACK
BEL
BS
HT
LF
VT
FF
CR
SO
SI
DLE
DC1 (XON)
DC2
DC3 (XOFF)
DC4
NAK
SYN
ETB
CAN
EM
SUB
ESC
FS
GS
RS
US
00
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
0A
0B
0C
0D
0E
0F
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
1A
1B
1C
1D
1E
1F
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
^@
^A
^B
^C
^D
^E
^F
^G
^H
^I
^J
^K
^L
^M
^N
^O
^P
^Q
^R
^S
^T
^U
^V
^W
^X
^Y
^Z
^[
^\\
^]
^^
^_ (Underscore)
~^@
~^A
~^B
~^C
~^D
~^E
~^F
ESA
HTS
HTJ
VTS
PLD
PLU
RI
SS2
SS3
DCS
PU1
PU2
STS
CCH
MW
SPA
EPA
87
88
89
8A
8B
8C
8D
8E
8F
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
9A
9B
9C
9D
9E
9F
A0
A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7
A8
A9
AA
AB
AC
AD
~^G
~^H
~^I
~^J
~^K
~^L
~^M
~^N
~^O
~^P
~^Q
~^R
~^S
~^T
~^U
~^V
~^W
~^X
~^Y
~^Z
~^[
~^\\
~^]
~^^
~^_ (Underscore)
~ (Tilde and Space)
~!
~”
~#
~$
~%
~&
~’
~(
~)
~*
~+
~,
~- (Dash)
IND
NEL
SSA
CSI
ST
OSC
PM
APC
(no-break space)
¡
¢
£
¤
¥
¦
§
¨
©
ª
«
¬
(soft hyphen)
Figure 3-31 Hat Encoded Characters Hex 00 through AD
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Hat Encoding
Desired
ASCII
Hex
Value
Hat
Encoded
Desired
ASCII
Hex
Value
®
¯
°
±
²
³
´
µ
¶
·
¸
¹
º
»
¼
½
¾
¿
À
Á
Â
Ã
Ä
Å
Æ
Ç
È
É
Ê
Ë
Ì
Í
Î
Ï
Ð
Ñ
Ò
Ó
Ô
Õ
Ö
AE
AF
B0
B1
B2
B3
B4
B5
B6
B7
B8
B9
BA
BB
BC
BD
BE
BF
C0
C1
C2
C3
C4
C5
C6
C7
C8
C9
CA
CB
CC
CD
CE
CF
D0
D1
D2
D3
D4
D5
D6
~. (Period)
~/
~0 (Zero)
~1
~2
~3
~4
~5
~6
~7
~8
~9
~:
~;
~<
~=
~>
~?
~@
~A
~B
~C
~D
~E
~F
~G
~H
~I
~J
~K
~L
~M
~N
~O
~P
~Q
~R
~S
~T
~U
~V
×
Ø
Ù
Ú
Û
Ü
Ý
Þ
ß
à
á
â
ã
ä
å
æ
ç
è
é
ê
ë
ì
í
î
ï
ð
ñ
ò
ó
ô
õ
ö
÷
ø
ù
ú
û
ü
ý
þ
ÿ
D7
D8
D9
DA
DB
DC
DD
DE
DF
E0
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Introduction
The MX3-RFID offers a choice of Cisco or Summit clients. The radios are 802.11b/g radios. The
radio can be configured for no encryption, WEP encryption or WPA security protocols.
Certificates are necessary for many of the WPA authentications. Please refer to the “Certificates”
section at the end of this chapter for more information on generating and installing certificates.
Please refer to the table below for the security options supported for each radio type.
Security Options Supported
Type
Summit Client
Cisco Client
None
Yes
Yes
WEP
Yes
Yes
LEAP
Yes
Yes
WPA-PSK
Yes
Yes
WPA/LEAP
Yes
Yes
PEAP-MSCHAP
Yes
Yes
PEAP-GTC
No
Yes
EAP-TLS
No
Yes
Prerequisites
• Network SSID or ESSID number of the Access Point
• WEP or LEAP Authentication Protocol Keys
• The Summit profile settings for Auth Type, EAP Type and Encryption depend on the
security option chosen.
Please refer to the “LXE Security Primer” to prepare the Authentication Server
and Access Point for MX3-RFID communication. It is available on the LXE
Manuals CD and the LXE ServicePass website.
It is important that all dates are correct on CE computers when using any type
of certificate. Certificates are date sensitive and if the date is not correct
authentication will fail.
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Summit Client Configuration
Summit Client Utility Icon
Start the Summit Client configuration by tapping the Summit Client Utility icon on the desktop.
You can also start the Summit Client utility by tapping Start | Programs | Summit | SCU.
All LXE mobile devices with a Summit Client ship with this software revision or greater. To
identify the software revision, tap the “About” icon in Start | Settings | Control Panel.
The radio is an 802.11g radio, capable of both 802.11b and 802.11g data rates.
The radio supports no encryption, WEP, LEAP or WPA (PEAP-MSCHAP, WPA/LEAP and
WPA-PSK). PEAP-GTC and EAP-TLS are not available in this release. Contact your LXE
representative for availability.
Summit Client Utility
Access:
Start | Programs | Summit | SCU or SCU Icon on Desktop
Figure 4-1 Summit Client Utility
The Main tab provides information, admin login and active config (profile) selection.
Profile specific parameters are found on the Config tab. The parameters on this tab can be set to
unique values for each profile.
The Status tab contains information on the current connection.
The Diags tab provides utilities to troubleshoot the radio.
Global parameters are found on the Global Settings tab. The values for these parameters apply to
all profiles.
Wireless Zero Config Utility and the Summit Client
• The WZC utility has an icon in the toolbar that looks like networked computers with a red
X through them, indicating that Wireless Zero Config application is enabled at this time
and the MX3-RFID is not connected to a network.
• You can use either the Wireless Zero Configuration Utility or the Summit Client Utility to
connect to your network. See section titled “Wireless Zero Config Utility” at the end of this
chapter.
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Important: Perform a Warm Reset / Suspend and Resume function (after adding a new profile or
changing parameters of an existing profile) to save the changed parameters in the registry.
Main Tab
Factory Default Settings
Admin Login
Radio
Active Config
SUMMIT
Enabled
Default
Figure 4-2 SCU – Main Tab
The Main tab displays information about the radio that includes the SCU (Summit Client Utility)
version, radio driver version, regulatory domain, Summit copyright information, Active Config
profile and status of the radio (e.g. Down, Associated, etc.).
The Active Config (profile) can be switched without logging in to Administrator mode. Selecting
a different profile from the drop down list does not require logging in to Administrator mode. The
profile must already exist. LXE recommends performing a Suspend/Resume function when
changing profiles. Profiles can be created or edited after the Administrator password has been
entered and accepted.
The Disable Radio button is used to disable the radio card. Once disabled, the button label
changes to Enable Radio.
The Admin Login button provides access to editing radio parameters. Config and Global Settings
may only be edited after entering the Admin Login password. The password is case-sensitive.
Once logged in, the button label changes to Admin Logout. To logout, either tap the Admin
Logout button or exit the SCU without tapping the Admin Logout button.
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Admin Login
Config and Global parameters may only be edited after entering the Admin Login password. The
password is case-sensitive.
Once logged in, the button label changed to Admin Logout. The admin is automatically logged out
when the SCU is exited.
The Admin can either tap the Admin Logout button, or a navigation button (X or OK), to logout.
The Admin remains logged in when the SCU is not closed and the mobile device is warmbooted.
To login to Admin mode, tap the Admin login button.
Figure 4-3 Admin Password Entry
Enter the Admin password and tap OK. If the password is incorrect, an error message is displayed.
The default password is SUMMIT.
Note:
The password is case sensitive!
The Admin password can be changed, by the administrator, using Global Settings.
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Config Tab
Note:
Tap the Commit button to save changes before leaving this panel or the SCU. If the panel
is exited before tapping the Commit button, changes are not saved!
Factory Default Settings
Config Profile
SSID
Client Name
Power Save
Tx Power
Bit Rate
Radio Mode
Auth Type
EAP type
Encryption
Default
Blank
Blank
CAM
Maximum
Auto
B+G rates
Open
None
None
Figure 4-4 SCU – Config Tab
When logged in as an Admin (see “Admin Login”), use the Config tab to manage profiles. When
not logged in as an Admin, the parameters can be viewed, but cannot be changed.
Buttons
Button
Function
Rename
Assigns a new, unique name. If the new name is not unique, an error message is
displayed and the profile is not renamed.
Delete
Deletes the profile. The current active profile cannot be deleted and an error
message is displayed if a delete is attempted.
New
Creates a new profile with the default settings (see “Config Parameters”) and
prompts for a unique name. If the name is not unique, an error message is
displayed and the new profile is not created.
Commit
Saves the profile settings made on this screen. Settings are saved in the profile.
Credentials
Allows entry of a username and password, certificate names, and other
information required to authenticate with the access point. The information
required depends on the EAP type.
WEP/PSK
Keys
The Encryption type chosen determines if the WEP/PSK Keys button is active.
Allows entry of WEP keys or pass phrase as required by the type of encryption.
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IMPORTANT – The settings for Auth Type, EAP Type and Encryption depend on the security
type chosen. Please refer to “Wireless Security” later in this Summit Client Utility section to
determine the proper settings for the security type implemented on the wireless LAN.
Config Parameters
Parameter
Default
Explanation
Config
Default
A string of 1 to 32 alphanumeric characters, establishes the
name of the Config or Profile.
Options are Default or ThirdPartyConfig.
SSID
Blank
A string of up to 32 alphanumeric characters. Establishes the
Service Set Identifier (SSID) of the WLAN to which the radio
connects.
Client Name
Blank
A string of up to 16 characters. The client name is assigned to
the radio and the device using the radio. The client name may
be passed to networking radio devices, e.g. Access Points.
Power Save
CAM
Power save mode is Off. The radio is in Constantly Awake
Mode (CAM).
Tx Power
Maximum
Maximum setting regulates Tx power to the Max power setting
for the current regulatory domain.
Options are: Maximum, 50mW, 30mW, 10mW or 1mW.
Bit Rate
Auto
Setting the rate to Auto will allow the Access Point to
automatically negotiate the bit rate with the compact flash
radio.
Options are: Auto, 1 Mbit, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 or
54 Mbit.
Radio Mode
B+G rates
Specify 802.11g and/or 802.11b when communicating with the
Access Point.
Options are: B rates only or B+G rates.
Auth Type
Open
802.11 authentication type used when associating with the
Access Point.
Options are: Open, LEAP, or Shared key.
EAP Type
None
Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) type used for 802.1x
authentication to the Access Point.
Options are: None, LEAP, EAP-FAST, PEAP-MSCHAP,
PEAP-GTC, or EAP-TLS.
Note: EAP Type chosen determines whether the Credentials
button is active and also determines the available
entries in the Credentials pop-up window.
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Parameter
Default
Explanation
Encryption
None
Type of encryption to be used to protect transmitted data.
Options are: None, Manual WEP, Auto WEP, WPA PSK,
WPA TKIP, WPA2 PSK, WPA2 TKIP, WPA2 AES, CCKM
TKIP, or CCKM AES.
Note: The Encryption type chosen determines if the WEP/PSK
Keys button is active and also determines the available
entries in the WEP or PSK pop-up window.
Status
Figure 4-5 SCU – Status Tab
This screen displays information on the current profile and radio connection. Information cannot
be edited or changed on the Status panel. The panel displays:
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The config profile being used
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The client name, IP address and MAC address
•
The status of the radio connection (down, associated, etc.)
•
The name, IP address and MAC address of the Access Point maintaining the
connection to the network.
•
Signal strength (changes with network activity).
•
Channel currently being used for wireless traffic.
•
Current transmit power in mW.
•
Bit rate in Mbit.
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Diags Tab
The Diags panel can be used for troubleshooting network traffic and radio connectivity issues for
the IP address shown above the Release/Renew button. The Diags panel can also be used to update
the radio driver on the MX3-RFID.
Administrator login is required for the (Re)connect button function.
Note:
Diagnostics, Update Driver and Site Survey functions are not available in this release.
Figure 4-6 SCU – Diags Tab
Buttons
Button
Function
(Re)connect
Tap this button to apply, or reapply, the current config profile and attempt to
associate or authenticate to the wireless LAN. Activity is logged in the
Diagnostic Output text box on the lower part of the panel. Administrator
login required for this function.
Release/Renew
Release the current IP address to obtain a new IP address. This option renews
the IP address when applicable. Activity is logged in the Diagnostic Output
text box. If a fixed IP address has been assigned to the radio, this is also noted
in the Diagnostic Output box. The current IP address is displayed above the
Release/Renew button.
Start Ping
Tap the text box and type an IP address to Ping. Tap the Start Ping button to
start pinging the IP address. The button name changes to Stop Ping. Tap Stop
Ping to end the pinging process. The pinging process ends when any other
button on this panel is tapped or a different menu tab is selected. Ping results
are displayed in the Diagnostic Output text box.
Diagnostics
Tapping this button begins an attempt to (re)connect to the wireless LAN.
This option provides more data in the Diagnostics Output text box than the
(Re)connect option. The data dump includes radio state, profile settings,
global settings, and a list of access points by SSID broadcasting in the radio’s
immediate area. Not available in this release.
Update Driver
Tap this button to begin the process to update the radio driver via a dialog
box and a power cycle. The radio driver file needs to be accessible to the
user. Not available in this release.
Site Survey
Not available in this release.
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Global Settings Tab
The parameters on the Global Settings panel can only be changed when an Administrator is logged
in. No password is required to view the parameter settings.
Note:
Tap the Commit button to save changes. If the panel is closed before tapping the Commit
button, changes are not saved!
Factory Default Settings
RX Diversity
TX Diversity
Preamble
G Shorslot
Roam Trigger
Roam Delta
Roam Period
Frag Threshold
RTS Threshold
Ping Payload
Ping Timeout
Ping Delay ms
LED
Hide Passwords
Admin Password
Certs Path
On-Start on Main
On
Auto
Auto
-65 dBm
10 dBm
10 sec.
2346
2347
32 bytes
5000
1000
Off
On
Blank
System
Figure 4-7 SCU – Global Settings Tab
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Global Parameters
Note:
Tap the Commit button to save changes. If the panel is closed before tapping the Commit
button, changes are not saved!
Parameter
Default
Function
RX Diversity
On-start on Main
How to handle antenna diversity when receiving
packets from the Access Point.
Options are: Main Only (use the main antenna only),
Aux Only (use the auxiliary antenna only), On-start on
Main (on startup, use the main antenna), or On-start on
Aux (on startup, use the auxiliary antenna).
TX Diversity
On
How to handle antenna diversity when transmitting
packets to the Access Point.
Options are: Main only (use the main antenna only),
Aux only (use the auxiliary antenna only), or On (use
diversity or both antennas).
Preamble
Auto
The type of radio header, or preamble, for packets.
Options are: Auto, Short, or Long.
G Shortslot
Auto
802.1x short slot timing mode.
Options are: Auto, On, or Off.
Roam Trigger
-65 dBm
If signal strength is less than this trigger value, the
radio looks for a different Access Point with a stronger
signal.
Options are: -50 dBm, -55, -60, -65, -70, or -75 dBm.
Roam Delta
10 dBm
The amount by which a different Access Point signal
strength must exceed the current Access Point signal
strength before roaming to the different Access Point is
attempted.
Options are: 5 dBm, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, or 35 dBm.
Roam Period
10 sec
The amount of time to be used to collect signal strength
information from an Access Point before a roaming
decision is made.
Options are: 5 sec, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50,
55, or 60 sec.
Frag Thresh
2346
If the packet size (in bytes) exceeds the specified
number of bytes set in the fragment threshold, the
packet is fragmented (sent as several pieces instead of
as one block). Use a low setting in areas where
communication is poor or where there is a great deal of
radio interference.
Options are: Any number between 256 bytes and 2346
bytes.
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Parameter
Default
Function
RTS Thresh
2347
If the packet size exceeds the specified number of bytes
set in the Request to Send (RTS) threshold, an RTS is
sent before sending the packet. A low RTS threshold
setting can be useful in areas where many client
devices are associating with the Access Point.
Options are: Any number between 0 and 2347.
Ping Payload
32 bytes
Maximum amount of data to be transmitted on a ping.
Options are: 32 bytes, 64, 128, 512, or 1024 bytes.
Ping Timeout
ms
5000
The amount of time, in milliseconds, that a device will
be continuously pinged. The Stop Ping button can be
tapped to end the ping process ahead of the ping
timeout.
Options are: Any number between 0 and 30000 ms.
Ping Delay ms
1000
The amount of time, in milliseconds, between each
ping after a Start Ping button tap.
Options are: Any number between 0 and 30000 ms.
LED
Off
The LED on the radio card is not visible to the user
when the radio card is installed in a sealed mobile
device.
Options are: On, Off.
Hide Password
On
If On, the Summit Config Utility masks passwords as
they are typed and when they are viewed.
Options are: On, Off.
Admin
Password
SUMMIT
A string of up to 64 alphanumeric characters that must
be entered when the Admin Login button is tapped. If
Hide Password is On, the password is masked when
typed in the Admin Password Entry text box. The
password is case sensitive.
Options are: none.
Certs Path
System
A valid directory path, of up to 64 characters, where
WPA Certificate Authority and User Certificates are
stored on the mobile device. LXE suggests ensuring the
directory path currently exists before assigning the path
in this parameter. See sections titled “Root
Certificates” and “User Certificates” later in this
chapter for instructions on obtaining CA and User
Certificates.
Options are: none.
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Summit Wireless Security
Use the instructions in this section to complete the entries on the Config tab according to the type
of wireless security used by your network. The instructions that follow are the minimum required
to successfully connect to a network. Your system may require more parameters than are listed in
these instructions. Please see your System Administrator for complete information about your
network and its wireless security requirements.
Note:
It is important that all dates are correct on CE computers when using any type of
certificate. Certificates are date sensitive and if the date is not correct authentication will
fail.
Default profile
LXE recommends editing the Default profile instead of creating new
profiles. Important: Perform a soft reset (or Suspend/Resume) after
changing parameters to save the changed parameters in the registry.
Switching
profiles
Successfully connecting after switching from one profile to another may
take up to 30 seconds from the moment the “Is not authenticated” message is
displayed.
Adding/changing
profiles
LXE recommends performing a Warmboot function (or Suspend/Resume)
after tapping the Commit button.
No Security
Start the Summit Utility by tapping the Summit Client icon.
Tap the Admin Login button on the Main panel. Enter the Administrator password and tap OK.
Tap the Config tab.
Figure 4-8 Summit Profile with No Security
Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile.
Set Auth Type to Open.
Set EAP Type to None.
Set Encryption to None.
Tap the Commit button 2 to save the new profile configuration.
Perform a warm reset to connect using the new profile configuration.
2
LXE recommends performing a soft reset or Suspend/Resume function each time the Commit button is
tapped.
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WEP Keys
Please see your System Administrator for complete information about your network WEP key
requirements.
To connect using WEP, use the following minimum required profile options..
• Auth Type = Open
• EAP Type = None
• Encryption = Manual WEP
Tap the WEP/PSK Keys button. The WEP Key Entry text entry box appears.
Figure 4-9 Summit WEP Keys
Enter the WEP key. If there are more than one set of keys, tap the radio button in front of the Key
to be used.
Valid values are 10 characters (for 40 bit encryption) or 26 characters (for 128 bit encryption)
hexadecimal characters.
Tap OK. Tap the Commit button. Warm boot the mobile device.
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LEAP w/o WPA Authentication
If the Cisco/CCX certified AP is configured for open authentication, set the Auth Type radio
parameter to “Open”.
If the AP is configured for network EAP only, set the Auth Type radio parameter to “LEAP”.
Start the Summit Utility by tapping the Summit Client icon.
Tap the Admin Login button on the Main panel. Enter the Administrator password and tap OK.
Tap the Config tab.
Figure 4-10 Summit Profile for LEAP w/o WPA
Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile.
Set Auth Type to Open. Set EAP Type to LEAP.
Set Encryption to Auto WEP. Tap the Credentials button.
Figure 4-11 Summit LEAP Credentials
Enter the Username or Domain \Username in the Credentials popup text entry box.
Enter the Password. Tap OK. Tap the Commit button to save the new profile configuration.
Perform a warm reset to connect using the new profile configuration.
Please see “WPA/LEAP Authentication” later in this section to configure the radio for WPA
LEAP.
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Start the Summit Utility by tapping the Summit Client icon.
Tap the Admin Login button on the Main panel. Enter the Administrator password and tap OK.
Tap the Config tab.
Figure 4-12 Summit Profile for PEAP/MSCHAP
Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile.
Set Auth Type to Open.
Set EAP Type to PEAP-MSCHAP.
Set Encryption to Auto WEP (without WPA). To configure PEAP-MSCHAP for WPA set
Encryption to WPA TKIP.
Tap the Credentials button.
Enter the Username or Domain\Username in the Credentials popup text entry box.
Enter the Password.
Leave the CA Certificate Filename blank for now.
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Figure 4-13 Summit PEAP/MSCHAP Credentials
Once successfully authenticated, copy the CA certificate into the \System directory of the device.
Once the file is in the \System directory, enter the file name in the CA Certificate Filename text
box.
Tap OK then tap Commit. Perform a warm reset function.
The device should be authenticating the server certificate and using PEAP/MSCHAP for the user
authentication.
Note:
The date must be properly set on the mobile device to authenticate a certificate.
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WPA/LEAP Authentication
Start the Summit Utility by tapping the Summit Client icon.
Tap the Admin Login button on the Main panel. Enter the Administrator password and tap OK.
Tap the Config tab.
Figure 4-14 Summit Profile with LEAP for WPA TKIP
Tap the Credentials button.
Figure 4-15 Summit WPA/LEAP Credentials
Enter the Username or Domain \Username in the Credentials popup text entry box.
Enter the Password. Tap OK.
Tap the Commit button to save the new profile configuration.
Perform a warm reset to connect using the new profile configuration.
Please see “LEAP w/o WPA” earlier in this section to configure the radio for LEAP without
WPA.
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WPA PSK Authentication
Start the Summit Utility by tapping the Summit Client icon.
Tap the Admin Login button on the Main panel. Enter the Administrator password and tap OK.
Tap the Config tab.
Figure 4-16 Summit Profile with WPA/PSK Encryption
Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile.
Set Auth Type to Open.
Set EAP Type to None.
Set Encryption to WPA PSK.
Tap the WEP/PSK Keys button.
Figure 4-17 Summit PSK Entry
Enter the Passphrase in the PSK Entry popup text entry box. This value can be a 64 hex character
or an 8-63 byte ASCII value. Tap OK
Tap the Commit button to save the new profile configuration.
Perform a warm reset to connect using the new profile configuration.
Tap the Main tab. The screen shows the “WPA PSK” Active Config is Associated after the radio
connects to the network.
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Prerequisites
• Network SSID or ESSID number of the Access Point
• WEP or LEAP Authentication Protocol Keys
Aironet Client Utility (ACU)
Access:
Note:
Start | Aironet Client Utility or ACU Icon on Desktop
When making changes to profile parameters, the mobile device should be warmbooted
afterwards.
Figure 4-18 Cisco Aironet Client Utility
Note:
To configure WPA, please see “Cisco Configuration”, later in this chapter.
Profiles Tab
See the following “Profiles Tab” section for default profile parameter
settings.
Firmware Tab
Displays the current firmware version and allows you to load new
firmware. Tap the Browse button to locate the new firmware file.
Status Tab
Immediately runs status on : signal strength and signal quality.
Statistics Tab
Select the Receive Stats or Transmit Stats. The data is displayed on the
screen.
Survey Tab
Immediately runs signal strength and quality and link speed. An option
is available to Setup parameters for Active Mode reporting.
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Profile Parameters
Use this option to manage profiles and review firmware information, status, statistics and wireless
radio survey data.
Profile Parameter
SSID
Client Name
Infrastructure Mode
Power Save Mode
Network Security Type
WEP
Authentication Types
LEAP
Mixed Mode
World Mode
Data Rates
Transmit Power
Offline Channel Scan
Default
Blank
Blank
Yes
Fast PSP
None
No WEP
Open
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Auto
MAX
Enabled
Select an active profile to manage.
Figure 4-19 Cisco Profile Properties Screen
Tap the WEP Keys button to enter WEP information. If a key is already entered, the “Already
set?” checkbox is checked. The previously entered key value is not displayed for security.
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Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is only available on mobile device’s equipped with the updated
radio driver (release 2.60 or later).
WPA requires software revision 1ED or greater. To identify the software revision, please tap the
“About” icon in the Control Panel.
Please refer to the “LXE Security Primer” to prepare the Authentication Server and
Access Point for Cisco wireless communication.
It is important that all dates are correct on the .NET computers when using any type
of certificate. Certificates are date sensitive and if the date is not correct
authentication will fail.
System Requirements
To support Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), the mobile device must be equipped as follows:
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Cisco 350 radio card with driver release 2.60 (or later).
The radio supports WPA and all authentications. The Microsoft supplicant and Cisco supplicants
are used separately or together to provide support for the different authentications.
Most of the configuration is done with the Microsoft Wireless Configuration tool.
WPA/LEAP requires the Cisco supplicant and Cisco ACU configuration tool.
Installing Radio drivers
Which version of the Cisco driver should be installed depends on which authentication protocol is
to be configured.
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Cisco PEAP should not be installed if using PEAP/MSCHAP.
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Cisco PEAP must be installed if using PEAP/GTC.
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For all other authentications (LEAP, EAP-TLS, WPA-PSK) it does not matter if
Cisco PEAP is installed or not.
To determine if Cisco PEAP is installed or to change the installation, refer to the instructions in
the following sections.
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Checking for the Cisco PEAP Supplicant
With a radio installed, open the Wireless network properties as described in “Cisco
Configuration”, later in this section. With the Authentication tab selected check the text in the
EAP type drop down box. Refer to the following figures to determine if Cisco PEAP is installed.
Figure 4-20 No Cisco PEAP
Figure 4-21 Cisco PEAP Installed
If the Cisco installation is correct, continue with the configuration. If it is not correct, follow the
procedures below.
Note:
Instructions are also included in the README file located in the \SYSTEM folder.
There are two Cisco CAB files in the \SYSTEM folder. The default files are:
CISCO.CAB
CISCOPEAP.CAB
The default CISCO.CAB file provides for all authentications except Cisco PEAP. When the
default CISCO.CAB file is loaded, the Wireless Network Properties screen looks like the figure
labeled “No Cisco PEAP”, above.
If Cisco PEAP is desired:
1.
2.
3.
Rename the CISCO.CAB file to CISCOMSCHAP.CAB.
Rename the CISCOPEAP.CAB file to CISCO.CAB.
Coldboot the mobile device to install the new driver with the registry.
The renamed CISCO.CAB file provides for Cisco PEAP and PEAP/GTC authentications. When
the renamed CISCO.CAB file is loaded, the Wireless Network Properties screen looks like the
previous figure labeled “Cisco PEAP Installed”.
If it becomes necessary to switch to a different authentication than Cisco PEAP or PEAP/GTC,
1.
2.
3.
Rename the CISCO.CAB file to CISCOPEAP.CAB.
Rename the CISCOMSCHAP.CAB file to CISCO.CAB
Coldboot the mobile device to install the new driver with the registry.
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Use the following instructions for all authentication protocols to configure the Microsoft Wireless
Network configuration utility unless WPA/LEAP is used.
WPA/LEAP is configured with the Cisco ACU (see Section titled “WPA/LEAP Authentication
Configuration”).
Tap the ACU icon on the desktop.
Figure 4-22 Cisco ACU Profile Selection
From the Select Active Profile pull down list, select <External Settings>.
Tap OK and warmboot.
Figure 4-23 Cisco ACU Reboot Message
After booting up, the Microsoft Zero Config tool should start. If it does not, start configuring the
wireless connection by tapping the icon on the task bar shown in below.
Figure 4-24 Microsoft Wireless Connection Icon
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The Wireless Network Connection screen appears.
Figure 4-25 Wireless Information Screen
Make sure the “Notify me when new wireless networks are available” box is not checked..
Tap the Advanced… button.
Figure 4-26 Advanced Wireless Settings
Make sure the “Use Windows to configure my wireless settings” box is checked.
Set the “Networks to access” drop down box to “Only access points”.
Tap the OK button on the Advanced Wireless Settings screen and the Wireless Information Screen
is displayed.
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On the Wireless Information screen tap the Add New … line.
The Wireless Network Properties screen is displayed.
Figure 4-27 Wireless Network Properties
Enter the Network name (SSID) into the text field.
For PEAP/MSCHAP and EAP/TLS, set Encryption to TKIP and Authentication to WPA.
For WPA/PSK see “WPA/PSK Authentication Configuration”.
To configure the IEEE 802.1X Authentication box see the following sections for configuration of
each authentication protocol.
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PEAP/MS-CHAP Authentication Configuration
The Microsoft supplicant authenticates a user with the PEAP/MS-CHAP protocol. The Cisco CAB
file without Cisco PEAP must be used with PEAP/MS-CHAP. See “Installing Radio Drivers”,
earlier in this chapter, for more information.
Configuring the PEAP/MS-CHAP Supplicant
Figure 4-28 PEAP/MSCHAP Wireless Network Properties
With the radio parameters configured set the EAP type to PEAP as shown above.
If the EAP type box text is not exactly as shown see “Installing Radio Drivers” earlier in this
chapter, to change the radio CAB file.
Tap the Properties button.
Figure 4-29 Authentication Settings
When first configuring and authenticating, do not validate the server certificate. This allows the
user authentication to be tested. When user authentication is successful, come back to this screen
and validate the server certificate.
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The login screen appears for logging into the wireless network.
Figure 4-30 Wireless Network Login
Once authenticated, tap the IP Information tab.
Figure 4-31 IP Information Tab
If the network is set to use DHCP, the mobile device displays the IP address assigned by the
DHCP server.
Now go back and authenticate the server.
Server Authentication
To validate the server certificate install the root CA certificate. For instructions for installing, see
“Root Certificates”, later in this chapter.
Figure 4-32 Authentication Settings, Validate Server
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Navigate to the Wireless Network Properties configuration screen.
Tap the Properties button.
Check “Validate server” .
Tap OK to dismiss the configuration boxes.
Figure 4-33 Advanced Wireless Settings, Authenticated SSID
Once the authentication completes, the status changes to show the mobile device has authenticated
to the <SSID>, as shown in the figure above.
Tap the IP Information tab and make sure there is a valid IP address as shown in the figure labeled
“IP Information Tab”, earlier in this chapter.
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PEAP/GTC Authentication Configuration
The Microsoft supplicant authenticates a user with the PEAP/GTC protocol.
Configuring the PEAP/GTC Supplicant
With the radio parameters configured set the EAP type to Cisco PEAP as shown below.
Figure 4-34 PEAP/GTC Wireless Network Properties
If the EAP type box text is not exactly as shown see “Installing Radio Drivers”, earlier in this
chapter, to change the radio cab file.
Click the Properties button.
Figure 4-35 PEAP Properties
When first configuring and authenticating, do not validate the server certificate. This allows the
user authentication to be tested. When user authentication is successful, return to this screen and
validate the server certificate as shown later in this section.
Check the Always try to resume secure session box.
Note:
This box must be checked for the LXE device to roam from one AP to another AP.
Tap the OK button.
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The login screen appears for logging into the wireless network.
Figure 4-36 Login Screen
Enter valid user credentials.
Once authenticated tap the IP Information tab
Figure 4-37 IP Information Tab
The .NET device displays the IP address given by the DHCP server.
Now go back and authenticate the server.
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Server Authentication
To validate the server certificate install the root CA certificate. For instructions for installing, see
“Root Certificates”, earlier in this chapter.
Figure 4-38 Authentication Settings, Validate Server
Navigate to the Wireless Network Properties configuration screen.
Tap the Properties button.
Check Validate server .
Tap OK to dismiss the configuration boxes.
Figure 4-39 Advanced Wireless Settings, Authenticated SSID
Once the authentication completes, the status changes to show the mobile device has authenticated
to the <SSID>, as shown in the figure above.
Tap the IP Information tab and make sure there is a valid IP address as shown in the figure labeled
“IP Information Tab”, earlier in this chapter.
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WPA/LEAP
LEAP is a Cisco proprietary authentication protocol and is not supported by the Microsoft
supplicant. To configure the mobile device for WPA/LEAP, use the Cisco ACU installed during
normal installation of the Cisco client driver.
Cisco ACU
Start the Cisco ACU by tapping the icon on the desktop or navigate to Start | Programs | Cisco |
ACU.
Tap the Profile tab.
Figure 4-40 WPA/LEAP using ACU Profile Tab
Tap the Rename button.
Name the profile.
Figure 4-41 Renaming Profile
Tap the Edit . . . button.
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The profile properties screen is displayed.
Figure 4-42 Profile Properties Screen
Enter the SSID and Client Name in the correct fields.
Set the Network Security Type to LEAP(WPA).
Tap the OK button.
Figure 4-43 Select Profile
Use the drop down box to choose the profile just configured.
Tap OK.
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The mobile device associates and displays the sign on screen.
Figure 4-44 Login Screen
Tap the Status tab to display status.
Figure 4-45 ACU Status Tab
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EAP-TLS Authentication Configuration
To authenticate using the EAP-TLS protocol you need a user certificate file and a private key file.
Once you have the user certificate files run the certificate installer from the Microsoft control
panel. For EAP-TLS it does not matter which Cisco cab file is installed.
Note:
It is important that all dates are correct on the .NET computers when using any type of
certificate. Certificates are date sensitive and if the date is not correct authentication will
fail.
User Certificate
To check if a user certificate is installed navigate to Start | Control Panel | Certificates.
Set the drop down box to “My Certificates” as shown below.
The correct user certificate should be shown in the right pane.
Figure 4-46 Certificate Stores
Tap the View . . . button.
Figure 4-47 View Certificate Details
Set the Field to Private Key.
Make sure the private key is Present.
If it is not present, install the private key file.
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If there is no user certificate refer to “User Certificates”, earlier in this chapter, to acquire a user
certificate and private key file.
Setting EAP/TLS Parameters
With the radio parameters configured set the EAP type to TLS as shown.
Figure 4-48 EAP/TLS Configuration
Tap the Properties button.
Figure 4-49 Authentication Settings
Tap the Select button to choose the user certificate.
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Figure 4-50 Select Certificate
Figure 4-51 Authentication Settings, Certificate Details
Do not check the Validate server certificate box. This allows the user to be authenticated as the
first step.
When the user certificate successfully authenticates, come back to this screen and validate the
server certificate as described in the next section.
Tap the OK button to dismiss the configuration screens.
When the radio re-connects the user is authenticated with the user certificate.
If the user does not authenticate, recheck the user certificate and the date on the computer.
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Validating the Server Certificate
Before validating the server certificate, make sure the Root CA certificate is installed on the
mobile device.
Navigate to the Wireless Network Properties configuration screen.
Tap the Properties button.
Check the Validate server box as shown below.
Figure 4-52 Validate Server
Tap OK to dismiss the configuration boxes.
Figure 4-53 SSID Authenticated
Once the authentication completes the status changes to show the mobile device has authenticated
to <SSID> as shown above.
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WPA PSK Configuration
Figure 4-54 WPA PSK Configuration
Configure the Wireless Network Settings as described in “Wireless Security”, earlier in this
chapter.
Change the Network Authentication to WPA-PSK.
Enter an ASCII network key in the text field. Hex keys do not work in the Microsoft Zero Config
utility at this time.
There is no server authentication when using WPA-PSK.
Tap the OK button to complete the configuration.
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Certificates
It is important that all dates are correct on the .NET computers when using any type
of certificate. Certificates are date sensitive and if the date is not correct
authentication will fail.
Note:
A pre-existing ActiveSync relationship between the desktop/laptop computer and the
mobile device is required. LXE recommends installing a fully charged main battery
before initiating a certificate file download to the mobile device.
Root Certificates
Generating a Root CA Certificate
Please refer to the “LXE Security Primer” for more information on obtaining and installing root
certificates.
The easiest way to get the root CA certificate is to use a browser on a desktop PC to navigate to
the CA (Certificate Authority). To request the root CA certificate, open a browser to
http://<CA IP address>/certsrv
Sign into the CA with any valid username and password.
Figure 4-55 Logon to Certificate Authority
Figure 4-56 Certificate Services Welcome Screen
Click the Download a CA certificate, certificate chain or CRL task link.
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Make sure the correct root CA certificate is selected in the list box.
Figure 4-57 Download CA Certificate Screen
Click the DER button.
To download the CA certificate, click on the Download CA certificate link.
Figure 4-58 Download CA Certificate Screen
Click the Save button and save the certificate to the desktop PC. Keep track of the name and
location of the certificate as the certificate file name and file location is required in later steps.
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Installing a Root CA Certificate on the Mobile Device
Copy the certificate file from the desktop PC to the mobile device. Import the certificate by
navigating to Start | Control Panel | Certificates.
Figure 4-59 Certificates
Tap the “Import” button.
Figure 4-60 Import Certificate
Make sure “From a File” is selected and tap OK.
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Figure 4-61 Browsing to Certificate Location
Using the Explorer buttons, browse to the location where you copied the certificate, select the
certificate desired and tap OK.
Figure 4-62 Certificate Import Confirmation
Tap Yes to import the certificate.
Once the certificate is installed, return to the proper authentication section, described later in this
chapter.
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User Certificates
It is important that all dates are correct on the .NET computers when using any type
of certificate. Certificates are date sensitive and if the date is not correct
authentication will fail.
Generating a User Certificate for the MX3-RFID
Please refer to the “LXE Security Primer” for more information on obtaining and installing user
certificates.
The easiest way to get the user certificate is to use a browser on a PC to navigate to the CA. To
request the user certificate, open a browser to
http://<CA IP address>/certsrv
Sign into the CA with the username and password of the person who will be logging into the
mobile device.
Figure 4-63 Logon to Certificate Authority
This process saves a user certificate and a separate private key file. CE .NET devices such as the
MX3-RFID require the private key to be saved as a separate file rather than including the private
key in the user certificate.
Figure 4-64 Certificate Services Welcome Screen
Click the “Request a certificate” task link.
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Figure 4-65 Request a Certificate Screen
Click on the “advanced certificate request” link.
Figure 4-66 Advanced Certificate Request Screen
Click on the “Create and submit a request to this CA” link.
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Figure 4-67 Advanced Certificate Details
For the Certificate Template, select “User”.
Check the “Mark keys as exportable” and the “Export keys to file” checkboxes.
Type the full path on the local PC where the private key is to be copied. Also specify the private
key filename.
!
Be sure to note the name used for the private key file, for example
RFIDUSER.PVK. The certificate file created later in this process must be given
the same name, for example, RFIDUSER.CER.
DO NOT check “Enable strong private key protection”.
Make any other desired changes and click the “Submit” button.
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Figure 4-68 Script Warnings
If any script notifications occur, click the “Yes” button to continue the certificate request.
Figure 4-69 Script Warnings
When prompted for the private key password:
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Click “None” if you do not wish to use a password, or
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Enter and confirm your desired password then click “OK”.
Figure 4-70 Certificate Issued
Click the Download certificate link.
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Figure 4-71 Download Security Warning
Click Save to download and store the user certificate to the PC. Keep track of the name and
location of the certificate as the file name and location is required in later steps. The private key
file is also downloaded and saved during this process.
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file. For example, it the private key was saved as RFIDUSER.PVK then the
certificate file created must be given the same name, for example,
RFIDUSER.CER.
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Installing a User Certificate on the Mobile Device (WPA-TLS
Only)
Copy the certificate and private key files to the mobile device. Import the certificate by navigating
to Start | Control Panel | Certificates.
Select “My Certificates” from the pull down list.
Figure 4-72 Certificates
Click the “Import” button.
Figure 4-73 Import Certificate
Make sure “From a File” is selected and click OK.
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Figure 4-74 Browsing to Certificate Location
Using the explorer buttons, browse to the location where you copied the certificate, select the
certificate desired and tap OK.
The certificate is now shown in the list.
Figure 4-75 Certificate Listing
Highlight the certificate you just imported and tap the View. . button.
From the Field pull down menu, select “Private Key.
Figure 4-76 Private Key Not Present
•
If the private key is present, the process is complete.
•
If the private key is not present, import the private key.
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To import the private key, tap OK to return to the Certificates screen.
Tap import.
Figure 4-77 Browsing to Private Key Location
Using the explorer buttons, browse to the location where you copied the private key file, change
the Type pull down list to “Private Keys”, select the certificate desired and tap OK. Enter the
password for the certificate if appropriate.
Tap View to see the certificate details again.
Figure 4-78 Private Key Present
The private key should now say “Present”. If it does not, there is a problem. Possible items to
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Make sure the certificate was generated with a separate private key file, as shown
earlier in this section. If the certificate was not generated with a separate private key
file, generate a new certificate and follow the import process again.
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Make sure the certificate and private key file have the same name, for example
rfiduser.cer for the certificate and rfiduser.pvk for the private key file. If the file
names are not the same, rename the private key file and import it again.
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Wireless Zero Config Utility
Summit Client
Wireless Zero Config Icon
The WZC utility has an icon in the toolbar that looks like networked computers with a red X
through them, indicating that Wireless Zero Config application is enabled and the MX3-RFID is
not connected to a network.
LXE does not recommend use of the Wireless Zero Configuration Utility for configuring the radio
as it cannot be used to configure all supported security protocols.
You can use either the Wireless Zero Configuration Utility or the Summit Client Utility to connect
to your network.
LXE recommends using the Summit Client Utility to manage the radio.
To use Wireless Zero Config, first open the Summit Client Utility.
.
1.
Select ThirdPartyConfig in the Active Config drop down box.
2.
A message appears that a Power Cycle is required to make settings activate properly. Tap
OK.
3.
Tap the Disable Radio button to remove the connection to the Summit Client Utility. The
text on the button changes to Enable Radio.
4.
Tap the Power button to place the MX3-RFID in Suspend, then tap the Power button to
wake the MX3-RFID from Suspend mode.
The Wireless Zero Config utility begins.
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Keypad
Figure A-1 QWERTY Keypad
Note:
The key mapping in this appendix relates to the physical keypad. See section titled “Input Panel” for the
Virtual (or Soft) Keypad used with the stylus.
Key Map 101-Key Equivalencies
Note:
This key mapping is used on hand held computers that are NOT running an LXE Terminal Emulator.
When using a sequence of keys that includes the 2nd key, press the 2nd key first then the rest of the key sequence.
Note:
When the computer boots, the default condition of NumLock is On and the default condition of Caps (or
CapsLock) is Off. The Caps (or CapsLock) condition can be toggled with a 2nd+F1 key sequence. The
CAPS LED is illuminated when CapsLock is On.
To get this key
Press These Keys and Then
nd
2
Shift
Ctrl
Alt
Press this key
CapsLock
Contrast
x
F6
Volume
x
F8
Backlight
x
F10
nd
2nd
2
Shift
Shft
Alt
Alt
Ctrl
Ctrl
Esc
Esc
Space
Spc
Enter
Enter
Scan
3
Scan
3
Left Scan key default value is Scan. Right Scan key default value is Enter. When RFID Module is
installed, Right Scan key defaults to RFID Read and Left Scan key defaults to Scan or Enter or Field Exit
(5250 only).
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To get this key
Press These Keys and Then
nd
2
CapsLock (Toggle)
Shift
Ctrl
Alt
Press this key
CapsLock
x
F1
Back Space
BkSp
Tab
Tab
BackTab
x
Tab
Break
x
F2
Pause
x
x
F3
Up Arrow
Up Arrow
Down Arrow
Down Arrow
Right Arrow
Right Arrow
Left Arrow
Left Arrow
Insert
x
BkSp
Delete
x
DOT
Home
x
Left Arrow
End
x
Right Arrow
Page Up
x
Up Arrow
Page Down
x
Down Arrow
ScrollLock
x
x
F4
F1
F1
F2
F2
F3
F3
F4
F4
F5
F5
F6
F6
F7
F7
F8
F8
F9
F9
F10
F10
F11
x
x
F1
F12
x
x
F2
a
Off
A
b
Off
B
c
Off
C
d
Off
D
e
Off
E
f
Off
F
g
Off
G
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To get this key
Press These Keys and Then
nd
2
Shift
Ctrl
Alt
Press this key
CapsLock
h
Off
H
i
Off
I
j
Off
J
k
Off
K
l
Off
L
m
Off
M
n
Off
N
o
Off
O
p
Off
P
q
Off
Q
r
Off
R
s
Off
S
t
Off
T
u
Off
U
v
Off
V
w
Off
W
x
Off
X
y
Off
Y
z
Off
Z
A
x
A
B
x
B
C
x
C
D
x
D
E
x
E
F
x
F
G
x
G
H
x
H
I
x
I
J
x
J
K
x
K
L
x
L
M
x
M
N
x
N
O
x
O
P
x
P
Q
x
Q
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To get this key
Press These Keys and Then
nd
2
Shift
Ctrl
Alt
Press this key
CapsLock
R
x
R
S
x
S
T
x
T
U
x
U
V
x
V
W
x
W
X
x
X
Y
x
Y
Z
x
Z
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9
0
0
DOT
DOT
<
x
0
[
x
1
]
x
2
>
x
3
=
x
4
{
x
5
}
x
6
/
x
7
-
x
8
+
x
9
*
x
I
: (colon)
x
D
; (semicolon)
x
F
?
x
L
`
x
N
_ (underscore)
x
M
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To get this key
Press These Keys and Then
nd
2
Shift
Ctrl
Alt
Press this key
CapsLock
, (comma)
x
J
‘ (apostrophe)
x
H
~ (tilde)
x
B
\
x
S
|
x
A
“
x
G
!
x
Q
@
x
W
#
x
E
$
x
R
%
x
T
^
x
Y
&
x
U
(
x
O
)
x
P
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Creating Custom Key Maps
Prerequisite:
LXE SDK CD
Introduction
A command-line compiler called KEYCOMP.EXE is provided on the SDK CD. Using this
compiler, the System Administrator can convert a sample default key map text file into a custom
key map text file which, when loaded onto the mobile device, can be chosen by the user to replace
the default mobile device keymap and then switched back when they are finished using the
customized keys. This custom key map file can be made to re-define the system return code for
each of the 61 keys, key press or key press combinations. All keys, except the power key, can be
re-mapped.
Custom keymaps for the mobile device are created on a desktop PC using the command line
compiler KEYCOMP.EXE. Keycomp processes the input keymap source file and outputs a
registry text file.
Note:
Each VK_code has a numeric value (for example, VK_F20 = hex 83), these are
documented in the SDK include file WINUSER.H (from Microsoft). The numeric value is
what needs to go into the registry. Whether the value is hex or decimal depends on the
registry editor being used - the one in the mobile device requires decimal, but the desktop
one used over ActiveSync that a developer may use requires hex.
For Example
Default values:
ScanCodeLeft = hex 83, decimal 131
ScanCodeRight = hex 84, decimal 132
Example:
KEYCOMP DEFAULT.KEY
Input File
(writes KEYCOMP.REG to local directory)
Compiler
Æ
DEFAULT.KEY
Text File
Æ
KEYCOMP.EXE
KEYCOMP.REG
This output file should be renamed to xxx.REG (the suffix must remain REG), then copied to the
mobile device over ActiveSync. Once the file is loaded on the mobile device, double-tap the file
from the Windows CE Explorer desktop. This will run the REGLOAD utility to put it into the
registry, and save the registry to non-volatile flash. The keymap is now a permanent part of the
mobile device, and the REG file is no longer needed unless it is necessary to perform a cold boot;
this will return the registry to factory defaults, and it will be necessary to double-tap the REG file
again.
Once the keymap has been added to the registry, it should appear in the Keyboard control panel as
the name given in the MAPNAME field in the key file. To activate the keymap, select the keymap
from the popup menu, and close the control panel with the OK button. To return to the default
keymap, select 0409 from the keymap popup and tap OK.
The compiler has three functional stages:
• First, the input file is read and parsed for any syntax errors. The data read is stored in
internal tables.
• Second, the data parsed from the input file is validated to see that all of the items required
by the keyboard driver for normal operation are present.
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• Third and finally, the KEYCOMP.REG file is written out in the format required by the
REGLOAD utility on the Windows CE device.
Programmable Scan Buttons and Custom Key Mapping
The Left and Right Scan buttons can be reset using Custom Key Mapping. Custom keymapping
changes the placement of the buttons (e.g., F1 can now be Scan Left).
The keycode that the Scan Left (or F1) button generates is then determined by the setting in the
scanner control panel (See Chapter 4 “System Configuration”, Control Panel”, “Scanner”).
Remapping does not allow multiple entries. If the System Administrator uses Custom Key
Mapping set a Scan button to ENTER, the original ENTER key must be redefined to something
else. However, if the scanner control panel is used to change the Scan button to generate an
ENTER, the original ENTER key is maintained as well.
Note:
Tethered scanners are not activated/affected by the Scan buttons on the mobile device.
Keymap Source Format
The source file DEFAULT.KEY is supplied with the keymap compiler. This is the commented
source for the default keymap 0409. The comments in this file should make the majority of this
document redundant. There is a copy of this file at the end of this section, in “Sample Input File”.
This section should be read while referring to this sample source, for simplicity.
Note:
You must change the name of the default key map from 0409 to some other number (i.e.
0509). To do this, change line #13 “MAPNAME=0409” to “MAPNAME=0509”.
It is an important limitation that the keymap must have a 4, 5, or 6 digit numeric name; this is a
limit of the Microsoft Windows CE layout manager.
The format of this file is familiar to anyone who has used .INI files under Windows. There is a
section header in square brackets, followed by various values in the form value=data.
Lines beginning with a semicolon (;) or empty lines are ignored as comments. Spaces or tabs
before or after the information are stripped off and ignored. Case is ignored in section names,
value names, and value data.
Note:
Before connecting to a host using Remote Desktop Connection, go to Start | Settings |
Control Panel | Keyboard and select 0409 from the keymap popup. Tap OK.
COLxROWx Format
Note:
There is no relationship between the physical layout COL/ROW of the keyboard / keypad
and the COL/ROW listing in the key map file. The key map file represents the electrical
layout not the physical layout.
All keys are specified in COLxROWx format. In this format, the first x is the 1 or 2 digit column
in the keymap, and the second x is the 1 or 2 digit row in the keymap. All rows and columns are
enumerated starting with zero (0).
In the MAP section, the COLxROWx is the value name, and the values must be less than the
MAPROWS and MAPCOLS specified in the GENERAL section.
In the SPECIAL section, the COLxROWx is the value data, and the values given can be outside
the normal key map limits.
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GENERAL Section
The first section is the GENERAL section. This contains the keymap name (all numerics), as well
as the number of rows and columns in the keymap, and the algorithm for converting rows and
columns to a data byte to go into the keymap table.
.
[General]
MAPNAME=0409
MAPCNT=4
.
MAPNAME
Name of this map. This is what appears in the popup menu in the
keyboard control panel.
MAPCNT
Gives the number of MAP sections (and hence keymap tables) in this
source file.
MAPCOLS
Number of columns in each keymap table. This is defined by the
hardware keyboard.
MAPROWS
Number of rows in each keymap table. This is defined by the hardware
keyboard.
ALGOR
Defines the algorithm for converting row/column to internal scan code.
Current values are:
MX3X
Note:
scancode = ((column << 3) + row)
You must change the name of the default key map from 0409 to some other number (i.e.
0509). To do this, change line #13 “MAPNAME=0409” to “MAPNAME=0509”.
SPECIAL Section
.
[Special]
KEYSHIFT=COL8ROW0
KEYALT=COL9ROW0
.
The second section is the SPECIAL section, which contains the row and column definitions for
certain modifier keys which must be processed independent of the overall keymap. Currently,
these are only modifier keys.
The only recognized names are: KEYSHIFT, KEYALT, KEY2ND, and KEYCONTROL, and
these specify the row and column of these 4 specific modifier keys, in COLxROWx format. Note
the row and column for these keys can be outside the keymap limits specified in the GENERAL
section, since these are not loaded as part of the keymap proper.
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MAP Section
.
[Map]
MAP=MAP_NORMAL
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL0ROW0=VK_ESCAPE
COL0ROW1=VK_F1
.
There will be several (4 to 7) MAP sections, each defining the keymap for a given combination of
modifier keys. The keyboard driver requires keymaps for normal (no modifiers), SHIFT only,
2ND only, and 2ND-SHIFT combined.
The CTRL modifier and ALT modifier do not have individual keymaps; the keystrokes are passed
to the operating system, which is allowed to parse these keys according to Microsoft specifications
(for example, ALT-keys are defined to only pulldown menus, with no other function).
The only recognized value names are MAP and COLxROWx (defining a key code). The only
valid values for MAP are:
MAP_NORMAL
no modifier keys
MAP_2ND
2nd modifier only
MAP_SHIFT
shift modifier only
MAP_2NDSHF (or) MAP_2NDSHIFT
2nd and shift modifiers together
In addition, certain keymaps are used for special adjustment functions within the keyboard driver,
via the CHANGE+mapname specification:
MAP_VOLUM (or) MAP_VOLUME
special keymap for volume adjustment
MAP_CONTR (or) MAP_CONTRAST
special keymap for contrast adjustment
MAP_BRITE (or) MAP_BRIGHT
special keymap for brightness adjustment
When these maps are selected, the keyboard driver handles the up arrow and down arrow as
adjusting the particular parameter up and down, and any other key exits the adjustment state. Keys
in these modes are handled completely inside the keyboard driver, and are not propagated to the
operating system.
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Key codes are defined by COLxROWx=scancode. Scancode has a number of options, as
follows:
VK_code
any valid Windows VK code (see below for valid codes)
'x'
a single ASCII character ('A','b','1','@',' ', etc.)
SHIFT+VK_code
for a shifted VK code (see below for valid codes)
SHIFT+'x'
for a shifted ASCII character (should not be needed)
ACTION+code
special function key (valid codes listed below)
CHANGE+mapname
for modifier keys, change keymaps to mapname, as specified above
OPEN
an unused key position, does nothing when pressed
Valid ACTION codes are as follows:
SCAN1
Scan key 1 (left side of screen on mobile device)
SCAN2
Scan key 2 (right side of screen on mobile device)
SCAN3
Handle trigger button (unused on mobile device, but specified)
POWER
power button
BACKLIGHT
backlight on/off function
Note that specifying the power button in a different location will affect suspend/resume functions.
The "15-second hold to force reboot" function is controlled by hardware, and will only work with
the default power button.
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Keycomp Error Messages
Most error messages will specify the line within the keymap source file where the error occurred.
Duplicate key
A COLxROWx code was found in a MAP table, but that COL/ROW already has a value assigned.
GENERAL section must come before MAP
The GENERAL section must come first, or at least before any MAP sections. The GENERAL
section defines parameters which are needed to process Maps
Header line missing close bracket
The section header line must have square brackets before and after the section name
Header line missing open bracket
The section header line must have square brackets before and after the section name
Invalid ACTION code %s
The key scan code is specified as ACTION+code, but the ACTION code parsed is not recognized.
The following values are valid: SCAN1, SCAN2, SCAN3, POWER, or BACKLIGHT.
Invalid keycode %s
The keycode parsed is not recognized. The following values are valid:
• VK code from the VK code table (below)
• 'x' where x is an ASCII code (e.g. 'A' or '#').
• OPEN for unused entries (will not do anything when pressed)
Invalid MAP value %s
The MAP value parsed is not one the following list: MAP_NORMAL, MAP_2ND, MAP_SHIFT,
MAP_2NDSHF, MAP_2NDSHIFT, MAP_VOLUM, MAP_VOLUME, MAP_CONTR,
MAP_CONTRAST, MAP_BRITE, or MAP_BRIGHT.
Invalid MAPCNT (1-%d valid)
The specified MAPCNT exceeds the limits of the KEYCOMP compiler.
Invalid MAPCOLS (1-%d valid)
The specified MAPCOLS exceeds the limits of the KEYCOMP compiler.
Invalid MAPROWS (1-%d valid)
The specified MAPROWS exceeds the limits of the KEYCOMP compiler.
Invalid ROWCOL format
A COLxROWx was expected, but the format was not correct. The only valid formats are:
COLxROWx, COLxxROWx, COLxROWxx, or COLxxROWxx, where xx are decimal numeric
digits (0-9).
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Invalid scan code
The scan code parsed is not recognized. The scan code can take one of the following formats:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
VK_code
'x'
SHIFT+VK_code
SHIFT+'x'
ACTION+code
CHANGE+mapname
OPEN
Invalid section name %s
The section name parsed is invalid. The only recognized names are: GENERAL, SPECIAL, or
MAP
Invalid SHIFT code %s
The key scan code is specified as SHIFT+code, but the SHIFT code parsed is not recognized. The
following values are valid:
• VK code from the VK code table (below)
• 'x' where x is an ASCII code (e.g. 'A', '3', or '#').
Invalid value %s in GENERAL section
The value name parsed is invalid for the GENERAL section. The recognized names are:
MAPNAME, MAPCNT, MAPCOLS, MAPROWS, or ALGOR
Invalid value %s in MAP section
The value name parsed is not expected in the SPECIAL section. The only recognized names are:
MAP and COLxxx.
Invalid value %s in SPECIAL section
The value name parsed is not expected in the SPECIAL section. The only recognized names are:
KEYSHIFT, KEYALT, KEY2ND, and KEYCONTROL.
Invalid VK_ code %s
The VK code parsed is not recognized. See the VK Code Table (below) for valid values.
Map ended without MAP value
The MAP section must contain a MAP value, so the data fields can be parsed.
MAPNAME must be all numerics
Because of limitations in Microsoft Layout Manager, the map name must be all numeric (4, 5, or 6
digits). The name parsed did not fit this limitation.
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No definition for map MAP_2ND
There is no 2nd keymap defined. The keyboard driver requires this keymap to be defined. This
message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line # is specified.
No definition for map MAP_2NDSHIFT
There is no 2nd-SHIFT keymap defined. The keyboard driver requires this keymap to be defined.
This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line # is specified.
No definition for map MAP_NORMAL
There is no Normal keymap defined. The keyboard driver requires this keymap to be defined. This
message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line # is specified.
No definition for map MAP_SHIFT
There is no SHIFT keymap defined. The keyboard driver requires this keymap to be defined. This
message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line # is specified.
No definition for MapHead.key2nd
No 2ND modifier key definition was found. The keyboard driver requires this key to be defined
somewhere in one of the keymaps. This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line
# is specified.
No definition for MapHead.keyalt
No ALT modifier key definition was found. The keyboard driver requires this key to be defined
somewhere in one of the keymaps. This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line
# is specified.
No definition for MapHead.keycontrol
No CTRL modifier key definition was found. The keyboard driver requires this key to be defined
somewhere in one of the keymaps. This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line
# is specified.
No definition for MapHead.keydnarrow
No down arrow definition was found The keyboard driver requires this key to be defined
somewhere in one of the keymaps. This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line
# is specified.
No definition for MapHead.keypower
No power key definition was found. The keyboard driver requires this key to be defined
somewhere in one of the keymaps. This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line
# is specified.
No definition for MapHead.keyscan1
No Scan Key 1 definition was found. The keyboard driver requires this key to be defined
somewhere in one of the keymaps. This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line
# is specified.
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No definition for MapHead.keyscan2
No Scan Key 2 definition was found. The keyboard driver requires this key to be defined
somewhere in one of the keymaps. This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line
# is specified.
No definition for MapHead.keyscan3
No Trigger Button definition was found. The keyboard driver requires this key to be defined
somewhere in one of the keymaps. This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line
# is specified.
No definition for MapHead.keyshift
No SHIFT modifier key definition was found. The keyboard driver requires this key to be defined
somewhere in one of the keymaps. This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line
# is specified.
No definition for MapHead.keyuparrow
No up arrow definition was found The keyboard driver requires this key to be defined somewhere
in one of the keymaps. This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line # is
specified.
No equal in value line
A value line must be of the form value=data. A value line was expected, but there was no equal in
it. (or) A comment line did not begin with a semicolon (;).
No MAPNAME defined
There is no map name defined. The keyboard driver requires this name to be able to load the
keymap tables. This message comes from the post-parse validation, so no line # is specified.
Scan code algorithm required
A COLxROWx data value was found before any ALGOR statement. ALGOR algorithm is parsed
to decide how to encode COLxROWx into a keymap value.
Too many maps for specified MAPCNT
There are more MAP sections defined that the MAPCNT field specified.
Unknown scan code algorithm
The ALGOR algorithm specified is not one that KEYCOMP understands.
Unrecognized scancode algorithm %s
The ALGOR algorithm specified is not one that KEYCOMP understands.
Value outside of section
A value (defined as value=data) is only valid within a section (defined as [section]). A value line
was found when a section header line was expected.
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Sample Input File
;;---------------------------------------------------;; keymap file for MX3X default keyboard
;;---------------------------------------------------;;---------------------------------------------------;; general parms give the size of arrays
;; all numeric values are decimal
;; these numbers are validated with the data below
;; at compile time
;; MAPNAME must be all numerics
;;---------------------------------------------------[General]
MAPNAME=0409
MAPCNT=4
MAPCOLS=8
MAPROWS=8
ALGOR=MX3X
;;---------------------------------------------------;; special keys are accessed outside the map
;; this specifies the row and column
;; these should not need to change, but...
;;---------------------------------------------------[Special]
KEYSHIFT=COL8ROW0
KEYALT=COL9ROW0
KEY2ND=COL10ROW0
KEYCONTROL=COL11ROW0
;;---------------------------------------------------;; the name of this key doesn't matter
;; the important part is the MAP value
;; codes are defined in docs
;; this is the map for keys with no modifier
;;---------------------------------------------------[Map]
MAP=MAP_NORMAL
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL0ROW0=VK_ESCAPE
COL0ROW1=VK_F1
COL0ROW2=ACTION+POWER
COL0ROW3=VK_F2
COL0ROW4=VK_F5
COL0ROW5=VK_F7
COL0ROW6='8'
COL0ROW7=ACTION+SCAN1
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL1ROW0='Q'
COL1ROW1='9'
COL1ROW2=ACTION+SCAN3
COL1ROW3='T'
COL1ROW4='U'
COL1ROW5='4'
COL1ROW6='O'
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COL1ROW7=ACTION+SCAN2
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL2ROW0='A'
COL2ROW1=open
COL2ROW2='D'
COL2ROW3='G'
COL2ROW4='J'
COL2ROW5='1'
COL2ROW6='L'
COL2ROW7='3'
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL3ROW0=' '
COL3ROW1=open
COL3ROW2='X'
COL3ROW3='V'
COL3ROW4='N'
COL3ROW5='0'
COL3ROW6=VK_LEFT
COL3ROW7=VK_TAB
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL4ROW0=VK_F9
COL4ROW1='S'
COL4ROW2=VK_RIGHT
COL4ROW3='F'
COL4ROW4='H'
COL4ROW5='K'
COL4ROW6='2'
COL4ROW7=VK_UP
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL5ROW0='6'
COL5ROW1='Z'
COL5ROW2=VK_BACK
COL5ROW3='C'
COL5ROW4='B'
COL5ROW5='M'
COL5ROW6=VK_PERIOD
COL5ROW7=VK_DOWN
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL6ROW0=VK_F10
COL6ROW1='W'
COL6ROW2=VK_RETURN
COL6ROW3='R'
COL6ROW4='Y'
COL6ROW5='I'
COL6ROW6='5'
COL6ROW7='P'
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL7ROW0='E'
COL7ROW1=open
COL7ROW2=VK_F3
COL7ROW3=VK_F4
COL7ROW4=VK_F6
COL7ROW5='7'
COL7ROW6=VK_F8
COL7ROW7=open
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
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;;---------------------------------------------------;; the name of this key doesn't matter
;; the important part is the MAP value
;; codes are defined in docs
;; this is the map for keys with only 2ND
;;---------------------------------------------------[Map]
MAP=MAP_2ND
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL0ROW0=open
COL0ROW1=VK_CAPITAL
COL0ROW2=ACTION+POWER
COL0ROW3=SHIFT+VK_PAUSE
COL0ROW4=open
COL0ROW5=open
COL0ROW6=VK_HYPHEN
COL0ROW7=ACTION+SCAN1
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL1ROW0=SHIFT+'1'
COL1ROW1=SHIFT+VK_EQUAL
COL1ROW2=ACTION+SCAN3
COL1ROW3=SHIFT+'5'
COL1ROW4=SHIFT+'7'
COL1ROW5=VK_EQUAL
COL1ROW6=SHIFT+'9'
COL1ROW7=ACTION+SCAN2
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL2ROW0=SHIFT+VK_BACKSLASH
COL2ROW1=open
COL2ROW2=SHIFT+VK_SEMICOLON
COL2ROW3=SHIFT+VK_APOSTROPHE
COL2ROW4=VK_COMMA
COL2ROW5=VK_LBRACKET
COL2ROW6=SHIFT+VK_SLASH
COL2ROW7=SHIFT+VK_PERIOD
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL3ROW0=open
COL3ROW1=open
COL3ROW2=open
COL3ROW3=open
COL3ROW4=VK_BACKQUOTE
COL3ROW5=SHIFT+VK_COMMA
COL3ROW6=VK_HOME
COL3ROW7=SHIFT+VK_TAB
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL4ROW0=open
COL4ROW1=VK_BACKSLASH
COL4ROW2=VK_END
COL4ROW3=VK_SEMICOLON
COL4ROW4=VK_APOSTROPHE
COL4ROW5=VK_PERIOD
COL4ROW6=VK_RBRACKET
COL4ROW7=VK_PRIOR
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL5ROW0=SHIFT+VK_RBRACKET
COL5ROW1=open
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COL5ROW2=VK_INSERT
COL5ROW3=open
COL5ROW4=SHIFT+VK_BACKQUOTE
COL5ROW5=SHIFT+VK_HYPHEN
COL5ROW6=VK_DELETE
COL5ROW7=VK_NEXT
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL6ROW0=ACTION+BACKLIGHT
COL6ROW1=SHIFT+'2'
COL6ROW2=open
COL6ROW3=SHIFT+'4'
COL6ROW4=SHIFT+'6'
COL6ROW5=SHIFT+'8'
COL6ROW6=SHIFT+VK_LBRACKET
COL6ROW7=SHIFT+'0'
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL7ROW0=SHIFT+'3'
COL7ROW1=open
COL7ROW2=open
COL7ROW3=open
COL7ROW4=CHANGE+MAP_CONTRAST
COL7ROW5=VK_SLASH
COL7ROW6=CHANGE+MAP_VOLUME
COL7ROW7=open
;;---------------------------------------------------;; the name of this key doesn't matter
;; the important part is the MAP value
;; codes are defined in docs
;; this is the map for keys with 2ND and SHIFT
;;---------------------------------------------------[Map]
MAP=MAP_2NDSHIFT
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL0ROW0=open
COL0ROW1=VK_F11
COL0ROW2=ACTION+POWER
COL0ROW3=VK_F12
COL0ROW4=open
COL0ROW5=open
COL0ROW6='8'
COL0ROW7=ACTION+SCAN1
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COL1ROW0=open
COL1ROW1='9'
COL1ROW2=ACTION+SCAN3
COL1ROW3=open
COL1ROW4=open
COL1ROW5='4'
COL1ROW6=open
COL1ROW7=ACTION+SCAN2
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL2ROW0=open
COL2ROW1=open
COL2ROW2=open
COL2ROW3=open
COL2ROW4=open
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COL2ROW5='1'
COL2ROW6=open
COL2ROW7='3'
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COL3ROW0=open
COL3ROW1=open
COL3ROW2=open
COL3ROW3=open
COL3ROW4=open
COL3ROW5='0'
COL3ROW6=open
COL3ROW7=open
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COL4ROW0=open
COL4ROW1=open
COL4ROW2=open
COL4ROW3=open
COL4ROW4=open
COL4ROW5=open
COL4ROW6='2'
COL4ROW7=open
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
COL5ROW0='6'
COL5ROW1=open
COL5ROW2=open
COL5ROW3=open
COL5ROW4=open
COL5ROW5=open
COL5ROW6=open
COL5ROW7=open
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COL6ROW0=open
COL6ROW1=open
COL6ROW2=open
COL6ROW3=open
COL6ROW4=open
COL6ROW5=open
COL6ROW6='5'
COL6ROW7=open
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COL7ROW0=open
COL7ROW1=open
COL7ROW2=VK_PAUSE
COL7ROW3=VK_SCROLL
COL7ROW4=VK_SNAPSHOT
COL7ROW5='7'
COL7ROW6=open
COL7ROW7=open
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;;---------------------------------------------------;; the name of this key doesn't matter
;; the important part is the MAP value
;; codes are defined in docs
;; this is the map for keys with only SHIFT
;;---------------------------------------------------[Map]
MAP=MAP_SHIFT
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COL0ROW0=SHIFT+VK_ESCAPE
COL0ROW1=SHIFT+VK_F1
COL0ROW2=ACTION+POWER
COL0ROW3=SHIFT+VK_F2
COL0ROW4=SHIFT+VK_F5
COL0ROW5=SHIFT+VK_F7
COL0ROW6=SHIFT+'8'
COL0ROW7=ACTION+SCAN1
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COL1ROW0=SHIFT+'Q'
COL1ROW1=SHIFT+'9'
COL1ROW2=ACTION+SCAN3
COL1ROW3=SHIFT+'T'
COL1ROW4=SHIFT+'U'
COL1ROW5=SHIFT+'4'
COL1ROW6=SHIFT+'O'
COL1ROW7=ACTION+SCAN2
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COL2ROW0=SHIFT+'A'
COL2ROW1=open
COL2ROW2=SHIFT+'D'
COL2ROW3=SHIFT+'G'
COL2ROW4=SHIFT+'J'
COL2ROW5=SHIFT+'1'
COL2ROW6=SHIFT+'L'
COL2ROW7=SHIFT+'3'
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COL3ROW0=SHIFT+' '
COL3ROW1=open
COL3ROW2=SHIFT+'X'
COL3ROW3=SHIFT+'V'
COL3ROW4=SHIFT+'N'
COL3ROW5=SHIFT+'0'
COL3ROW6=SHIFT+VK_LEFT
COL3ROW7=SHIFT+VK_TAB
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COL4ROW0=SHIFT+VK_F9
COL4ROW1=SHIFT+'S'
COL4ROW2=SHIFT+VK_RIGHT
COL4ROW3=SHIFT+'F'
COL4ROW4=SHIFT+'H'
COL4ROW5=SHIFT+'K'
COL4ROW6=SHIFT+'2'
COL4ROW7=SHIFT+VK_UP
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COL5ROW0=SHIFT+'6'
COL5ROW1=SHIFT+'Z'
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COL5ROW2=SHIFT+VK_BACK
COL5ROW3=SHIFT+'C'
COL5ROW4=SHIFT+'B'
COL5ROW5=SHIFT+'M'
COL5ROW6=SHIFT+VK_PERIOD
COL5ROW7=SHIFT+VK_DOWN
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COL6ROW0=SHIFT+VK_F10
COL6ROW1=SHIFT+'W'
COL6ROW2=SHIFT+VK_RETURN
COL6ROW3=SHIFT+'R'
COL6ROW4=SHIFT+'Y'
COL6ROW5=SHIFT+'I'
COL6ROW6=SHIFT+'5'
COL6ROW7=SHIFT+'P'
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COL7ROW0=SHIFT+'E'
COL7ROW1=open
COL7ROW2=SHIFT+VK_F3
COL7ROW3=SHIFT+VK_F4
COL7ROW4=SHIFT+VK_F6
COL7ROW5=SHIFT+'7'
COL7ROW6=SHIFT+VK_F8
COL7ROW7=open
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Sample Output File
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Keyboard Layout\0409]
;; header limits and special keys
;; MAPCNT
;; MAPCOLS
;; MAPROWS
;; # of keys in each map
;; (unused)
;; (unused)
;; scancode value for power key
;; scancode value for up arrow
;; scancode value for down arrow
;; scancode value for scan key 1
;; scancode value for scan key 2
;; scancode value for trigger button
;; scancode value for SHIFT
;; scancode value for ALT
;; scancode value for 2ND
;; scancode value for CTRL key
"Head"=hex: 04,08,08,40,00,00,02,27,2F,07,0F,0A,40,48,50,58
;; Map0 is the scancode values for the NORMAL key map
"Map0"=hex:\
1B,70,DF,71,74,76,38,87,51,39,89,54,55,34,4F,88,\
41,00,44,47,4A,31,4C,33,20,00,58,56,4E,30,25,09,\
78,53,27,46,48,4B,32,26,36,5A,08,43,42,4D,BE,28,\
79,57,0D,52,59,49,35,50,45,00,72,73,75,37,77,00
;; Flag0 is the shift codes for the NORMAL key map
"Flag0"=hex:\
00,00,A0,00,00,00,00,A0,00,00,A0,00,00,00,00,A0,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
;; Map1 is the scancode values for the 2ND key map
"Map1"=hex:\
00,14,DF,13,00,00,BD,87,31,BB,89,35,37,BB,39,88,\
DC,00,BA,DE,BC,DB,BF,BE,00,00,00,00,C0,BC,24,09,\
00,DC,23,BA,DE,BE,DD,21,DD,00,2D,00,C0,BD,2E,22,\
8A,32,00,34,36,38,DB,30,33,00,00,00,00,BF,00,00
;; Flag1 is the shift codes for the 2ND key map
"Flag1"=hex:\
00,00,A0,10,00,86,00,A0,10,10,A0,10,10,00,10,A0,\
10,00,10,10,00,00,10,10,00,00,00,00,00,10,00,10,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,10,00,00,00,10,10,00,00,\
A0,10,00,10,10,10,10,10,10,00,00,00,85,00,84,00
;; Map2 is the scancode values for the 2ND-SHIFT key map
"Map2"=hex:\
00,7A,DF,7B,00,00,38,87,00,39,89,00,00,34,00,88,\
00,00,00,00,00,31,00,33,00,00,00,00,00,30,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,32,00,36,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
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00,00,00,00,00,00,35,00,00,00,13,91,2C,37,00,00
;; Flag2 is the shift codes for the 2ND-SHIFT key map
"Flag2"=hex:\
00,00,A0,00,00,00,00,A0,00,00,A0,00,00,00,00,A0,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
;; Map3 is the scancode values for the SHIFT key map
"Map3"=hex:\
1B,70,DF,71,74,76,38,87,51,39,89,54,55,34,4F,88,\
41,00,44,47,4A,31,4C,33,20,00,58,56,4E,30,25,09,\
78,53,27,46,48,4B,32,26,36,5A,08,43,42,4D,BE,28,\
79,57,0D,52,59,49,35,50,45,00,72,73,75,37,77,00
;; Flag3 is the shift codes for the SHIFT key map
"Flag3"=hex:\
10,10,A0,10,10,10,10,A0,10,10,A0,10,10,10,10,A0,\
10,00,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,00,10,10,10,10,10,10,\
10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,\
10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,00,10,10,10,10,10,00
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List of Valid VK Codes for CE .NET
This is the list of codes parsed by KEYCOMP compiler. Refer to Microsoft Windows
documentation for further clarification of the meaning of these key codes. Any VK keys not
defined here are not valid for use under Windows CE .NET.
VK_ADD
VK_APOSTROPHE
VK_APPS
VK_ATTN
VK_BACK
VK_BACKQUOTE
VK_BACKSLASH
VK_BROWSER_BACK
VK_BROWSER_FAVORITES
VK_BROWSER_FORWARD
VK_BROWSER_HOME
VK_BROWSER_REFRESH
VK_BROWSER_SEARCH
VK_BROWSER_STOP
VK_CANCEL
VK_CAPITAL
VK_CLEAR
VK_COMMA
VK_CONTROL
VK_CONVERT
VK_CRSEL
VK_DECIMAL
VK_DELETE
VK_DIVIDE
VK_DOWN
VK_END
VK_EQUAL
VK_EREOF
VK_ESCAPE
VK_EXECUTE
VK_EXSEL
VK_F1
VK_F10
VK_F11
VK_F12
VK_F13
VK_F14
VK_F15
VK_F16
VK_F17
VK_F18
VK_F19
VK_F2
VK_F20
VK_F21
VK_F22
VK_F23
VK_F24
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VK_F3
VK_F4
VK_F5
VK_F6
VK_F7
VK_F8
VK_F9
VK_FINAL
VK_HANGUL
VK_HANJA
VK_HELP
VK_HOME
VK_HYPHEN
VK_INSERT
VK_JUNJA
VK_KANA
VK_KANJI
VK_LAUNCH_APP1
VK_LAUNCH_APP2
VK_LAUNCH_MAIL
VK_LAUNCH_MEDIA_SELECT
VK_LBRACKET
VK_LBUTTON
VK_LCONTROL
VK_LEFT
VK_LMENU
VK_LSHIFT
VK_LWIN
VK_MBUTTON
VK_MEDIA_NEXT_TRACK
VK_MEDIA_PLAY_PAUSE
VK_MEDIA_PREV_TRACK
VK_MEDIA_STOP
VK_MENU
VK_MULTIPLY
VK_NEXT
VK_NOCONVERT
VK_NONAME
VK_NUMLOCK
VK_NUMPAD0
VK_NUMPAD1
VK_NUMPAD2
VK_NUMPAD3
VK_NUMPAD4
VK_NUMPAD5
VK_NUMPAD6
VK_NUMPAD7
VK_NUMPAD8
VK_NUMPAD9
VK_OEM_CLEAR
VK_OFF
VK_PA1
VK_PAUSE
VK_PERIOD
VK_PLAY
VK_PRINT
VK_PRIOR
VK_RBRACKET
VK_RBUTTON
VK_RCONTROL
VK_RETURN
VK_RIGHT
VK_RMENU
VK_RSHIFT
VK_RWIN
VK_SCROLL
VK_SELECT
VK_SEMICOLON
VK_SEPARATOR
VK_SHIFT
VK_SLASH
VK_SLEEP
VK_SNAPSHOT
VK_SPACE
VK_SUBTRACT
VK_TAB
VK_UP
VK_VOLUME_DOWN
VK_VOLUME_MUTE
VK_VOLUME_UP
VK_ZOOM
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Physical Specifications
Features
Specifications
Comments
CPU
Xscale PXA255 CPU operating at
400 MHz. Turbo mode switching
is supported.
32 bit CPU (with on-chip cache)
Compact Flash (Internal)
Supports an ATA interface only.
3.3v ATA flash card. Inaccessible by
customer.
Memory
ROM
64 MB Flash
RAM
64 or 128MB of SDRAM
System Memory
Display
LCD
Transmissive Color with
Touchscreen
Customer Configurable Backlighting
Mass
Storage
Removable PC
Card
SRAM or Flash PCMCIA Type I
or II PC Cards (Various Sizes)
Compact Flash Card
Bootable SRAM PC Card, ATA Flash
PC Card, or ATA Hard Drive PC Card
PCMCIA Interface
Slot 0 accepts Type I and II
Slot 1 accepts Type I and II CF+
Compatible with the PCMCIA version
2.1 standard.
Weights
Unit with radio, battery and
scanner endcap
Less than
30 oz
<850g
Battery
5.6 oz
157g
Radio Card - 2.4GHz Type II
1.0 oz
1.6 oz
28g
45g
SRAM Card
1 oz
28g
IrDA Connector (COM 2) bidirectional half-duplex
Supports 115k baud
Endcap – incl Scanner (COM 3),
DA-9 (COM 1)
Scanner – SE923 or SE955 Symbol
engine
8.5V - 15 VDC Input Power
External Battery Charger Contacts
10.8 - 16VDC Input Power
Power Jack
External
Connectors/Interface USB
Host / Client Ports
Power Connector
Audio Connector
Dimensions w/Endcap
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1128.3g for RFID
Audio Jack
Length
6”
15 cm
Width
8”
20 cm
Depth (With RFID Module)
1.88”
4.77 cm
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Features
Batteries
Specifications
Comments
Main
1900 mAh 10.8V, 3 cell, Li-Ion
battery pack
In-Unit Chargeable or Externally
Chargeable
Backup
(CMOS)
Internal Nickel-Cadmium (NiCd)
5.7V max.
Automatically charges from main battery
during normal operation
Memory operational for 5 minutes when
main battery is depleted
Display Specifications
Type
LCD - Transmissive Color
Electroluminescent Backlighting
Resolution
640x240 pixels
Size
½ VGA landscape
Diagonal Viewing Area
5.92 in (150.4mm)
Dot Pitch
0.22mm
Dot Size
0.20mm x 0.20mm
Color Scale
Transmissive – 256 colors
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Cable Specifications
Caution: Do Not Use this Port for Cables with
USB Plugs/Receptacles:
Caution: Do Not Use these Labeled Ports for
Tethered Scanners:
Cable Ends
Receptacle
Plug
Receptacle
Plug
USB A
USB A
RS232
RS232
USB B
USB B
Cable Pinouts and Diagrams
MX3XA069CBLD9USBCLNT – CBL, USB D9F to
USB Type A Receptacle
ActiveSync: Connect from mobile device USB-C port to
USB Type A Host. E.g. laptop/desktop PC.
MX3X068CBLD9USBHOST – CBL, USB D9F to USB
Type B Plug
Connect from USB-H port to USB Type B device. e.g.
Hub, camera, other client device, etc.
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Client End
Goes To
USB Type A
Plug End
1......................... Host Detect ........................ 1
2......................... Not Used
3......................... D+ .................................... 3
4......................... Not Used
5......................... GND ................................ 4
6......................... Not Used
7......................... D- ..................................... 2
8......................... Not Used
9
Not Used
Mobile Device
Host port End
Goes To
USB Type B
Plug End
1......................... Not Used
2......................... Not Used
3......................... D+ .................................... 3
4......................... Not Used
5......................... GND ................................ 4
6......................... Not Used
7......................... D- ..................................... 2
8......................... Not Used
9......................... PWR .................................. 1
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Environmental Specifications
Mobile Device and Endcaps
Operating Temperature
32°F to 122°F (0°C to 50°C) color
Storage Temperature
-22°F to 158°F (-30°C to 70°C)
Water and Dust
IEC IP65
Operating Humidity
Up to 90% non-condensing at 104°F (40°C)
Ambient Light – ranging from
total darkness to direct sunlight
Display readable (with backlight on) for <= two hours
Contamination
Resistant to exposure to skin oil and other lubricants.
Vibration
Based on MIL Std 810F
ESD
8 KV air, 4kV direct contact
Shock, MX3X
Multiple 4 foot drops to concrete. 6 foot with protective cover/boot
Keypad readable (after previous exposure to a 60W bulb for 30 minutes)
for <= 15 minutes.
Power Supplies
US AC Wall Adapter
Input Power Switch
None
Power "ON" Indicator
None
Input Fusing
Thermal Fuse
Input Voltage
108VAC min - 132VAC max
Input Frequency
47 - 63 Hz
Input Connector
North American wall plug, no ground
Output Connector
Barrel connector, female, 5.5 x 2.5 x 11.5mm, Center Positive
Output Voltage
+12VDC, unregulated
Output Current
0 Amps min, 1.5 A max
Operating Temperature
32° F to 104° F / 0° C to 40° C
Storage Temperature
-13° F to 158° F / -25° C to 70° C
Humidity
Operates in a relative humidity of 5 – 95% (non-condensing)
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International AC Adapter
Operating Temperature
32°F to 104°F (-0°C to 40°C)
Storage Temperature
-13°F to 158°F (-25°C to 70°C)
Operating Humidity
Up to 90% non-condensing at 104°F (40°C)
Input Power Switch
None
Power "ON" Indicator
None
Input Voltage
108VAC min - 264VAC max
Input Frequency
47 - 63 Hz
Input Connector
Customer supplied
Output Connector
Barrel connector, female, 5.5 x 2.5 x 11mm, Center Positive
Output Voltage
+12VDC, regulated
Output Voltage Regulation
+/- 5%
Output Current
0 Amps min, 1.00 Amps max
Radio Specifications
Summit Client in PCMCIA Adapter Card 2.4GHz Type II
Bus Interface:
Compact Flash via a PCMCIA adapter
Radio Frequencies:
2.4 - 2.4897 GHz IEEE 802.11b 802.11g DSSS OFDM
RF Data Rates:
1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
RF Power Level:
18 dBm 64mW Max
Channels
11 US, 13 Europe, 13 Japan
Operating Temperature
see MX3-RFID Environmental Specs
Storage Temperature
see MX3-RFID Environmental Specs
Connectivity:
Novell, TCP/IP, Ethernet, ODI
Cisco Client PCMCIA Card 2.4GHz Type II
Bus Interface
PCMCIA 2.0, Type II slot
Radio Frequencies
2.4 - 2.4835 GHz IEEE 802.11b DS SS
RF Data Rates
11 Mbps
RF Power Level
100 mW max.
Channels
11 US, 13 Europe, 4 France, 14 Japan
Operating Temperature
see MX3-RFID Environmental Specs
Storage Temperature
see MX3-RFID Environmental Specs
Connectivity
Novell, TCP/IP, Ethernet, ODI
Antenna
Internal
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Index
2
2nd key function.....................................................46
A
About
software, hardware, version, network IP.............68
Accessibility settings ............................................70
Accessories ...........................................................34
Electrostatic Discharge .........................................8
Installing ...............................................................8
ActiveSync............................................................28
Backup Data Files ...............................................28
Cold Boot and Loss of Host Re-connection........29
Configure ............................................................25
Connect .........................................................27, 28
Create Comm Option ..........................................76
Explore................................................................27
IR port transmission ............................................24
Prerequisites........................................................28
Troubleshooting ..................................................30
ActiveSync Help...................................................24
ActiveSync Options ..............................................30
ActiveSync Setup Wizard.....................................24
ActiveSync version 3.7 .........................................24
ACU....................................................................147
Add Prefix.............................................................98
Add Suffix ............................................................98
Administrator
Summit client utility..........................................132
Allow Connection.................................................79
Alt key function ....................................................47
API calls .............................................................122
APIs, RFID .........................................................122
Appearance
Scheme................................................................73
Approved stylus ....................................................50
At Power On .........................................................78
Audio Jack, connect..............................................12
Audio Volume settings .........................................17
Authenticate using the EAP-TLS protocol, Cisco163
Auto hide ..............................................................66
B
Background and Window colors...........................73
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Backlight timers....................................................73
Backup Battery
Maintenance........................................................55
Replacement........................................................55
Time Limit ..........................................................54
Backup Data Files.................................................28
Barcode Scanner
Integrated ............................................................44
Tethered ..............................................................44
Barrel connector, power jack ................................11
Battery
Backup ................................................................55
Charge New ..........................................................8
Charge or Discharge buttons for backup battery
maintenance ....................................................70
Charging..............................................................36
Handling Safely ..................................................54
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) ...........................................36
Nickel Cadmium (NiCad) ...................................36
Battery Auto Turn Off ..........................................73
Battery Chargers ...................................................56
Battery Compartment..............................................9
Battery Life
Approximate .......................................................54
Battery tab.............................................................81
Battery voltage and status display.........................70
Battery, charge before using ...................................9
Baud Rate .............................................................94
Beeper, RFID........................................................90
C
C1G2 Q-value.......................................................85
Cable ends, identified .........................................207
Cable Pinouts and Diagrams...............................207
Cable Specifications ...........................................207
Calibration ..........................................................110
Caps mode function ..............................................47
CapsLock
Configuring .......................................................119
Caution
Mounting.............................................................31
Certificates............................................................71
Root CA ............................................................168
User...................................................................172
Certificates are date sensitive .....129, 149, 168, 172
Character Recognition
Touch screen .......................................................65
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Charger, battery ....................................................56
Charging Battery
Time Required ....................................................36
Check battery status..........................................9, 53
Checking for Cisco PEAP supplicant .................150
Cisco
PEAP Supplicant...............................................150
Cisco Client ........................................................147
Cisco Client Setup ..............................................147
Cisco profile parameters .....................................148
Cisco wireless configuration...............................151
Cisco WPA
System Requirements........................................149
CISCO.CAB .......................................................150
CISCOMSCHAP.CAB .......................................150
CISCOPEAP.CAB..............................................150
Class 0 Singulation ...............................................85
Cleaning................................................................51
Clear Contents of Document Folder .....................66
Clear persistant memory .....................................121
Code Enable........................................................105
COLDBOOT.EXE..............................................119
Color displays .......................................................36
Color displays and backlight timers......................15
Color screen
Backlight.............................................................73
COM port settings tab.....................................96, 97
COM ports ............................................................43
COM Ports............................................................94
Command line utilities........................................119
Command Prompt.................................................64
Commit button
Config ...............................................................133
Global Settings..................................................137
Communications ...................................................63
compact flash memor............................................35
Components
Back ......................................................................5
Top ........................................................................6
Config buttons ....................................................133
Config parameters
Summit..............................................................134
Configure
RFID...................................................................83
Connect
ActiveSync..........................................................63
Connect Using ......................................................79
Contacting LXE ....................................................34
Control characters...............................................103
Control Panel options ...........................................67
Controls, Physical .................................................42
Copyrights ..........................................................113
Core Logic ............................................................35
CPU ......................................................................35
Create a dialup, direct, or VPN connection ..........76
Creating Custom Keymaps ...................................48
Critical Suspend....................................................54
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what happens when .............................................55
Critical Suspend mode ..........................................41
Critical Suspend state ...........................................55
Ctrl key function ...................................................46
Cumulative mode timers.......................................81
Current Time.........................................................72
Custom Key Mapping.........................................186
and programmable scan buttons........................187
Custom Key Maps ................................................48
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Data Bits ...............................................................94
Data entry .............................................................21
Daylight Savings...................................................72
Decimal - Hexadecimal Equivalent
0 - 159 ...............................................................127
160 - 255 ...........................................................128
DEFAULT.KEY.................................................187
Delay.....................................................................75
Desktop.................................................................60
Device Name and description .............................113
Device status
power levels displayed ........................................82
DHCP ...................................................................76
Diags buttons ......................................................136
Diags tab
Summit..............................................................136
Dialup properties for dial up access......................72
Disable slot now ...................................................80
Display
adjust contrast .....................................................15
Features...............................................................50
Pixels...................................................................50
Display and scanner aperture cleaning .................51
Display Backlight Timer.......................................50
Display Backlighting
and the Touchscreen............................................50
Display brightness and contrast ............................15
Display Contrast ...................................................15
Display Specifications ........................................206
Display Timer .......................................................50
Document Conventions ..........................................2
Dual Serial Port endcap ........................................43
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Edit the button parameters ....................................45
Electrostatic Discharge .........................................37
Endcaps and COM Ports.......................................43
Enter key function.................................................46
Entering Data ........................................................21
Environmental Specifications .............................208
Expand Control Panel ...........................................66
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External Auto Turn Off.........................................73
External Power Supplies.......................................11
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General................................................................112
Getting Started ........................................................8
Global parameters...............................................138
GrabTime utility .................................................118
Factory Default Settings
Scheme, AC Power .............................................82
Scheme, Battery Power .......................................82
Factory Default Settings
Bluetooth.............................................................71
Date/Time ...........................................................72
Display ................................................................73
Input Panel ..........................................................74
Internet Options ..................................................74
Keyboard.............................................................75
Owner..................................................................77
Password .............................................................78
PC Connection ....................................................79
PCMCIA .............................................................80
Power ..................................................................81
Taskbar................................................................66
Volume Mixer.....................................................75
Factory Default Settings
Regional Settings ................................................82
Factory Default Settings
Scanner................................................................94
Factory Default Settings
System...............................................................112
Factory Default, reset registry to ........................121
Failure
Battery Pack ........................................................55
Features...................................................................1
Field Exit ..............................................................96
Field Exit key function .........................................45
Filters and parameters, RFID................................87
Firmware Upgrade File, RFID..............................92
FLASH..................................................................35
Footprint
RAM assembly....................................................33
FTP Server, start and stop.....................................63
Function
2nd Key ................................................................46
Alt Key................................................................47
Caps Mode ..........................................................47
Ctrl Key...............................................................46
Enter Key ............................................................46
Field Exit Key .....................................................45
Scan Key .............................................................46
Shft Key ..............................................................47
Spc Key...............................................................47
Functions
RFID .....................................................................4
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Handling Batteries ................................................54
Handstrap
RFID .....................................................................3
Hardware
Configuration ......................................................35
Hardware Specifications .....................................205
Hat Encoded Characters......................................125
Hat Encoding and RFID .....................................125
Headset .................................................................52
Help ......................................................................34
Hexadecimal - Decimal Equivalent
0x00 to 0x9F .....................................................127
0xA0 to 0xFF ....................................................128
Host Connection prerequisites ..............................18
Hot Swapping Main Battery .................................54
How to set RFID filter ..........................................88
HyperTerminal......................................................30
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Icons
Explorer, Internet ................................................60
My Computer ......................................................60
My Documents....................................................60
Recycle Bin.........................................................60
Idle Time...............................................................73
IEC IP65, MX3-RFID ........................................208
Inbox
Outlook ...............................................................64
InfraRed Port ........................................................52
Input Panel......................................................22, 74
Insert battery pack into charging pocket ...............56
Insert Main Battery .................................................9
Install
RAM Ball Mounting, Passive Vehicle Cradle ....32
Install Cradle for MX3-RFID ...............................31
Installing radio drivers ........................................149
Internet Explorer
Radio card and ISP required ...............................64
Internet Options ....................................................74
IP Address
DHCP..................................................................76
Static ...................................................................76
IPv6 configuration ..............................................119
IR operating envelope...........................................52
IR Port...................................................................52
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Index
J
Memory ..............................................................112
allocate for programs or storage........................112
Memory installed ................................................112
Menu Options
Start.....................................................................62
mode
Block.........................................................101, 102
Key Message.............................................101, 102
Mode Key Functions.............................................47
Mode timing, cumulative effect............................81
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Install Cradle.......................................................31
My Computer
Folders ................................................................61
JEM-CE ................................................................59
K
Keyboard
Onscreen only .....................................................74
Keyboard 0409......................................................75
KEYCOMP.EXE ................................................186
Keymaps .............................................................181
Keypad and entering data .....................................21
Keypad Shortcuts............................................13, 47
Keys tab ................................................................96
L
LAUNCH.EXE...................................................115
LEAP without WPA Authentication, Summit ....142
LEDs
2nd function..........................................................49
ALT function ......................................................49
BATT B function ................................................49
BATT M function ...............................................49
CAPS function ....................................................49
CHGR function ...................................................49
CTRL function ....................................................49
on keypads,location.............................................49
SCNR function....................................................49
SHFT function ....................................................49
STAT function ....................................................49
Li-Ion battery life....................................................9
List configured ActiveSync connections ..............79
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion).............................................53
Location, Components ........................................5, 6
Loss of Host Re-connection..................................29
Low Battery Warning ...........................................54
LXE RFID Config...............................................83
LXE Security Primer ..........................................129
LXEAPI.LIB.......................................................122
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MAC Address .......................................................69
Main......................................................................94
Main Battery
and Critical Suspend state ...................................54
Hot Swapping......................................................54
Main Battery Pack ................................................54
Main Battery Power Failure..................................55
Maintenance, required
Backup Battery....................................................55
Manuals ............................................................2, 34
Media Player.........................................................64
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New Battery............................................................8
NiCad....................................................................53
NiCAD
50 mAh ...............................................................36
Nickel-Cadmium (NiCad).....................................53
No Security
Summit..............................................................140
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Off Mode ..............................................................41
ON Mode characteristics ......................................39
Operating Temperature .......................................208
Optional Software.................................................59
Avalanche ...........................................................59
RFTerm...............................................................59
Owner
Identification .......................................................77
Notes ...................................................................77
P
Parity.....................................................................94
Passive Pen ...........................................................50
Passive Vehicle Mounted Cradle ..........................31
Password...............................................................78
Passwords lost at cold boot.................................119
PC Card.................................................................37
Storage ................................................................21
PC card slots .........................................................20
PCMCIA...............................................................37
Slots 0, 1 and 2....................................................80
PCMCIA Slots ......................................................37
PEAP GTC Authentication Configuration..........157
PEAP MSCHAP Authentication, Summit ..........143
PEAP/MS-CHAP Authentication Configuration154
PEAP-GTC .........................................................150
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PEAP-MSCHAP for WPA .................................143
Pen Stylus .................................................10, 13, 50
Pen Stylus and data entry......................................21
Persist RAM Base Files ......................................111
Persistant Memory Drive
IPSM ...................................................................35
Physical Specifications .......................................205
Pin 9 Power...........................................................94
Power Button ........................................................42
Power button, location ..........................................12
Power Jack, attach power supply ..........................11
Power level used, devices .....................................82
Power Modes diagram ..........................................38
Power Port 1 while asleep.....................................95
Power Properties...................................................81
Power slot during sleep.........................................80
Power Supply........................................................53
Battery Packs ......................................................36
Power Supply Specifications ..............................208
Preamble
UPC-A, SE..........................................................86
Prefix and Suffix...........................................99, 101
Pre-loaded Files ....................................................58
Programmable keys
Setup ...................................................................96
Prompt
Command............................................................64
Protective Film .....................................................10
Protective Film for Touchscreen...........................51
PrtScrn.exe..........................................................119
215
Quick Start Instructions ..........................................8
QWERTY keypad.................................................46
REFLASH.TAG .................................................121
REGEDIT.EXE ..................................................117
Regional Setting....................................................82
REGLOAD.EXE ................................................118
Remote desktop connection ..................................65
Remove user installed programs...........................82
Repeat ...................................................................75
REPLLOG.EXE....................................................30
Restart, reboot.......................................................12
Revision Level
Cisco .................................................................149
Summit..............................................................130
RFID
Driver APIs .......................................................122
Firmware .............................................................92
Format.................................................................93
Modulation..........................................................91
Output Power ......................................................91
Power ..................................................................91
Power Management.............................................91
RFID
beeper..................................................................90
Configuration Utility...........................................83
endcaps................................................................43
Functions...............................................................4
tag read parameters .............................................19
RFID
Commands ........................................................123
RFID Module........................................................43
RFID Tag Data Collection....................................23
RFID tags................................................................3
RFTerm.................................................................59
Root CA Certificates
Generating.........................................................168
Installing on mobile device ...............................170
RS-232 Pinouts .....................................................44
R
S
Radio
MAC Address .....................................................69
Radio frequency identification (RFID)...................3
Radio Specifications
Cisco .................................................................209
Summit..............................................................209
RAM ball assembly instructions...........................33
RAM bracket kit components ...............................32
Rate.......................................................................75
Reader Key Action, RFID ....................................89
Reader output, RFID.............................................85
Recalibrate ............................................................14
Recalibration.......................................................110
Reflash ........................................................120, 121
reflash process ....................................................120
reflash with keypress ..........................................120
reflash with REFLASH.TAG .............................121
Scan
Good and Bad Scan sounds...............................114
Scan Buttons .........................................................45
Scan buttons and the SCNR LED .........................45
Scan key function .................................................46
Scan Keys
Left and Right .....................................................94
Scan Ranges
RFID ...................................................................37
SCANBAD.WAV...............................................114
ScanCodeLeft and ScanCodeRight.......................96
SCANGOOD.WAV............................................114
Scanner Control Characters Tab .........................103
Scanner LED, functioning ....................................22
Scanning and data entry........................................22
Schemes tab ..........................................................81
SE Defaults
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UCP-A Preamble ................................................86
Security options, supported.................................129
Send Key Messages and Wedge ...........................95
Set the double-click sensitivity for stylus taps......76
Shift key function .................................................47
Show Clock...........................................................66
Shutdown time limits ............................................54
Soft Keyboard.......................................................74
Software and Files ................................................58
Software Load.......................................................58
Sounds ................................................................114
Space key function................................................47
Speaker .................................................................52
SSID ...................................................................134
Standard Range Scanner .......................................43
Start Menu ............................................................62
Shutdown ............................................................60
Static IP Address...................................................76
Stop Bits ...............................................................94
Storage Manager
devices ..............................................................109
Storage Temperature...........................................208
Stored certificates .................................................71
Storing PC Cards ..................................................21
Strip Leading and Strip Trailing .....................98, 99
Strip Leading and Trailing....................................94
Strip Leading, Strip Trailing.......................100, 101
Stylus ..............................................................13, 50
Stylus and data entry.............................................21
Stylus Clip ............................................................10
Stylus properties .................................................110
Stylus sensitivity.................................................110
Suffix and Prefix...........................................99, 101
Summit
LEAP without WPA Authentication .................142
No Security .......................................................140
PEAP MSCHAP Authentication.......................143
WEP keys..........................................................141
WPA LEAP Authentication ..............................145
WPA PSK Authentication.................................146
Summit Client configuration ..............................130
Summit client utility ...........................................130
Summit client utility (SCU)
Admin login ......................................................132
Config tab..........................................................133
Diags tab ...........................................................136
Global Settings tab ............................................137
Main tab ............................................................131
Status tab...........................................................135
Suspend button......................................................60
Suspend Timer ......................................................16
Switching
COM ports ..........................................................43
Synchronize desktop computer with the MX3RFID
ActiveSync..........................................................24
System Configuration ...........................................57
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System Hardware Configuration...........................35
System Idle Timer.................................................16
System Requirements, Cisco WPA.....................149
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Tag Data ...............................................................23
Tag types
RFID ...................................................................85
Tags, RFID ...........................................................84
Terminal Emulator, connect .................................18
thumb-spring.........................................................31
Tile........................................................................73
Time Zone.............................................................72
Timers
User, System, Suspend........................................16
Touch Screen ............................................10, 13, 50
Touch Screen and data entry.................................21
Touch Screen and Keypad Shortcuts ..............13, 47
Touch screen calibration.......................................14
TouchDisable......................................................118
Touchscreen..........................................................50
Transcriber............................................................65
Transflective Display............................................36
Translate All .......................................................103
Translate control codes .................................98, 103
Transmissive Display......................................36, 50
Troubleshooting
ActiveSync..........................................................30
Unsuccessful scan ...............................................22
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UPC-A
Preamble, SE.......................................................86
User Certificate copied to the MX3-RFID..........177
User Certificates
Generating.........................................................172
User Idle Timer.....................................................16
User-specific application version information......68
Utilities ...............................................................115
Regedit ..............................................................117
V
Vehicle Mounting Bracket, RAM Ball Installation
Procedure ..........................................................32
Video Subsystem
Display Characteristics .......................................36
View
Display ................................................................50
Virtual Key, change ..............................................96
Virtual Keyboard ..................................................74
VK_Code List.....................................................204
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Volume
adjust audio volume ............................................17
Volume and Sounds............................................114
W
Wake the device from Suspend.............................60
Wake up action for display backlight .............39, 40
WARMBOOT.EXE............................................118
Warning
Low Battery beeps ..............................................54
WaveLink Avalanche Enabler ..............................59
WAVPLAY.EXE................................................118
Wedge...................................................................95
Wedge, Barcode....................................................94
WEP Keys
Cisco .................................................................148
Summit..............................................................141
When to use this guide............................................1
Windows CE on-line Help...................................117
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Windows CE. NET on-line Help ..........................57
Windows Explorer ................................................65
Windows version ................................................112
Wireless Network Configuration ........................129
Wireless Network Connection screen.................152
Wireless Security
Summit Client ...................................................140
Wireless Zero Config Utility
Summit Client ...................................................180
WPA LEAP
Cisco .................................................................160
WPA LEAP Authentication, Summit .................145
WPA PSK Authentication, Summit....................146
WPA PSK Configuration, Cisco.........................167
WZC icon ...........................................................180
Z
Zero Config Utility, Microsoft............................151
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