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VX7 Reference Guide
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Notices
Updated copyrights and trademarks.
Chapter 1 – Introduction
Revised “Accessories” listing.
Chapter 2 – Physical Description
and Layout
Revised “On/Off Switch”, “Scanner Serial Connector (COM1)”,
“Printer/PC Serial Connector (COM3)”, “Install the 2.4GHz Type II
PCMCIA Radio”, “Input Panel (Virtual Keyboard)”, “Video Subsystem”
and “The Display” .
Added new section: “Technical Specifications – Screen Blanking Cable”.
Chapter 3 – Power Supply
Revised “VX7 Input Power Specifications”.
Chapter 4 – System Configuration
Revised “Installed Software”, “Start Menu Program Options”, “Network
and Dialup Connections”, “Control Panel Options”, “About”, “Date/Time”,
“Keyboard”, “Password”, “Regional Settings”, “Remote Desktop
Connection”, “Scanner”, “Storage Manager”, “LAUNCH.EXE” and
“Reflash the VX7” sections.
Added new sections: “Folders Copies at Startup” and “Enabling
GrabTime”.
Removed section: “Bluetooth Manager”.
Renamed “VX7 Command Line Utility” to “VX7 Command Line Utilities”
and updated section.
Chapter 5 – Wireless Network
Configuration
Revised “Profiles Tab” section.
Split radio configuration section into two sections “Cisco Radio” and
“Symbol radio”. Added a new section, “Summit Radio”. Each section
contains the manufacturer specific configuration information.
Moved all certificate generating and installation instructions to a new
“Certificates” section.
Chapter 6 – AppLock
New chapter. Information previously included in Appendix B is now
referred to as “Single Application”.
Added Multi Application AppLock to chapter.
Appendix B – Technical
Specifications
Added “Revision History” to appendix.
Added Summit Radio Technical Specifications.
Appendix C – AppLock
Deleted appendix. Information is now included in Chapter 6, AppLock.
Note:
Explanation
A complete revision history is included in Appendix C, “Technical Specifications”.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
1
Overview .................................................................................................................... 1
When to Use this Guide............................................................................................ 2
Document Conventions ............................................................................................................3
Quick Start................................................................................................................. 4
Components .............................................................................................................. 5
Data Entry .................................................................................................................. 8
Keyboard Data Entry ................................................................................................................8
Barcode Data Entry...................................................................................................................8
RS-232 Data Entry....................................................................................................................8
Touchscreen Entry ....................................................................................................................9
Right Click .............................................................................................................................9
Input Panel (Virtual Keyboard)..............................................................................................9
Touchscreen and Mouse.......................................................................................................10
ActiveSync – Initial Setup ...................................................................................... 11
USB Connection .....................................................................................................................11
Serial Connection ...................................................................................................................11
Connect.................................................................................................................................11
Radio.......................................................................................................................................11
Getting Help............................................................................................................. 12
Manuals and Accessories ...................................................................................... 12
Manuals...................................................................................................................................12
Accessories .............................................................................................................................12
CHAPTER 2 PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION AND LAYOUT
15
Identifying Your VX7 ............................................................................................... 15
Hardware Platforms ................................................................................................................15
Software Revisions .................................................................................................................15
Hardware Configuration ......................................................................................... 16
System Hardware....................................................................................................................16
Central Processing Unit ..........................................................................................................17
I/O Components......................................................................................................................17
System Memory......................................................................................................................17
Video Subsystem ....................................................................................................................17
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Power Supply..........................................................................................................................18
Uninterruptible Power Supply..............................................................................................18
Backup Battery.....................................................................................................................18
PCMCIA Slots ........................................................................................................................18
CF Slot ....................................................................................................................................18
SD Slot....................................................................................................................................18
Physical Controls.................................................................................................... 19
On/Off Switch.........................................................................................................................19
External Connectors ............................................................................................... 20
Scanner Serial Connector (COM1).........................................................................................21
Pinout ...................................................................................................................................21
Printer/PC Serial Connector (COM3).....................................................................................22
Pinout ...................................................................................................................................22
Technical Specifications – Connection Cable......................................................................23
RTS/CTS Handshaking and the Serial Port ................................................................................... 23
Technical Specifications – Screen Blanking Cable .............................................................24
Keyboard/Mouse Connector...................................................................................................25
Pinout ...................................................................................................................................25
PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Dongle Cable.....................................................................................26
D9 Male Connector ..............................................................................................................26
Pinout ............................................................................................................................................. 26
PS/2 Keyboard Connector....................................................................................................27
Pinout ............................................................................................................................................. 27
PS/2 Mouse ..........................................................................................................................27
Pinout ............................................................................................................................................. 27
Ethernet/USB Connector ........................................................................................................28
Pinout ...................................................................................................................................28
Ethernet/USB Dongle Cables .................................................................................................29
D15 Female Connector.........................................................................................................30
Pinout ............................................................................................................................................. 30
USB Host Connector ............................................................................................................31
Pinout ............................................................................................................................................. 31
USB Client Connector..........................................................................................................31
Pinout ............................................................................................................................................. 31
RJ45 Connector ....................................................................................................................32
Pinout ............................................................................................................................................. 32
Audio Connector.....................................................................................................................33
Pinout ...................................................................................................................................33
Power Supply Connector ........................................................................................................34
Pinout ...................................................................................................................................34
UPS Battery Pack Connectors ................................................................................................35
Input .....................................................................................................................................35
Pinout ............................................................................................................................................. 35
Output...................................................................................................................................35
Pinout ............................................................................................................................................. 35
UPS Battery Extension Cable Connectors..............................................................................36
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Input .....................................................................................................................................36
Pinout ............................................................................................................................................. 36
Output...................................................................................................................................36
Pinout ............................................................................................................................................. 36
Antenna Connections..............................................................................................................37
Spread Spectrum RF Antenna Connector Pin ......................................................................37
Vehicle Remote Antenna Mount..........................................................................................37
Internal Antenna .....................................................................................................................38
The Keyboards ........................................................................................................ 39
The 95-key QWERTY Keyboard with Pointing Device ........................................................40
Key Maps .............................................................................................................................40
NumLock and the VX7 ........................................................................................................40
CapsLock and the VX7 ........................................................................................................40
Scroll Lock and the VX7......................................................................................................40
Keyboard Backlight..............................................................................................................41
The 60-key QWERTY Keyboard ...........................................................................................42
IBM 3270 Keypad Overlay ..................................................................................................42
IBM 5250 Keypad Overlay ..................................................................................................42
Key Maps .............................................................................................................................43
NumLock and the VX7 ........................................................................................................43
Keyboard Backlight..............................................................................................................43
Keyboard LEDs....................................................................................................................44
CAPS LED..................................................................................................................................... 44
Secondary Keys LED..................................................................................................................... 45
Control Keys ........................................................................................................................46
General Windows CE .NET Keyboard Shortcuts...................................................................47
PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse ............................................................................................................47
USB Keyboard/Mouse............................................................................................................48
Input Panel (Virtual Keyboard) ..............................................................................................48
Enabling the Input Panel ......................................................................................................49
The Display.............................................................................................................. 50
Cleaning the Display ..............................................................................................................50
Touchscreen............................................................................................................................50
Touchscreen Heater..............................................................................................................50
PCMCIA, CF and SD Slots ...................................................................................... 51
PCMCIA Slots ........................................................................................................................51
PCMCIA Pinout ...................................................................................................................52
Install PCMCIA Cards .........................................................................................................53
Install the 2.4GHz Type II PCMCIA Radio .................................................................................. 53
CF Card Slot ...........................................................................................................................56
Replace a CF Card................................................................................................................56
SD Card Slot ...........................................................................................................................57
Install an SD Card ................................................................................................................57
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Introduction ............................................................................................................. 59
External Power Supply ........................................................................................... 59
Specifications..........................................................................................................................60
Environmental Specifications.................................................................................................61
CMOS Battery.......................................................................................................... 61
Vehicle 12-80VDC Direct Connection .................................................................... 62
VX7 Input Power Specifications ............................................................................................63
Power Adapter Cable..............................................................................................................63
Fuse ......................................................................................................................... 64
CHAPTER 4 SYSTEM CONFIGURATION
65
Introduction ............................................................................................................. 65
Windows CE .NET 4.2 ............................................................................................. 65
2.4 GHz Radio Configuration.................................................................................................65
Warmboot ...............................................................................................................................65
Coldboot .................................................................................................................................65
Installed Software ................................................................................................... 66
Software Load.........................................................................................................................66
Software Applications ..........................................................................................................66
Java (Optional) .....................................................................................................................66
Desktop.................................................................................................................... 67
My Computer Folders.............................................................................................................68
Folders Copies at Startup........................................................................................................68
Start Menu Program Options ................................................................................. 69
Communication.......................................................................................................................70
ActiveSync ...........................................................................................................................70
Connect.................................................................................................................................71
Start FTP Server / Stop FTP Server .....................................................................................71
Command Prompt ...................................................................................................................72
Inbox .......................................................................................................................................72
Internet Explorer.....................................................................................................................72
Media Player...........................................................................................................................72
Remote Desktop Connection ..................................................................................................73
Transcriber..............................................................................................................................73
Windows Explorer ..................................................................................................................73
Taskbar ...................................................................................................................................74
Advanced Tab ......................................................................................................................74
Control Panel Options ............................................................................................ 75
About ......................................................................................................................................76
Language and Fonts .............................................................................................................77
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Identifying Software Versions .............................................................................................78
Radio MAC Address ............................................................................................................78
Accessibility ...........................................................................................................................79
Administrator Control.............................................................................................................80
Certificates..............................................................................................................................80
Date/Time ...............................................................................................................................81
Dialing ....................................................................................................................................82
Display....................................................................................................................................83
Background ..........................................................................................................................83
Appearance...........................................................................................................................83
Backlight ..............................................................................................................................83
Input Panel ..............................................................................................................................84
Internet Options ......................................................................................................................85
Keyboard.................................................................................................................................85
Mixer.......................................................................................................................................86
Mouse .....................................................................................................................................86
Network and Dialup Connections...........................................................................................87
Owner .....................................................................................................................................88
Password .................................................................................................................................89
PC Connection ........................................................................................................................90
PCMCIA .................................................................................................................................91
Power ......................................................................................................................................92
Regional Settings ....................................................................................................................92
Remove Programs...................................................................................................................92
Scanner ...................................................................................................................................93
Main .....................................................................................................................................94
COM Ports............................................................................................................................95
Serial Port Pin 9 ............................................................................................................................. 95
Advanced..............................................................................................................................96
Strip Leading / Trailing Characters................................................................................................ 96
Add Prefix / Suffix......................................................................................................................... 97
Screen Blanking ...................................................................................................................98
Operation ....................................................................................................................................... 99
Storage Manager...................................................................................................................100
Stylus ....................................................................................................................................101
Double Tap.........................................................................................................................101
Calibration..........................................................................................................................101
System...................................................................................................................................102
General ...............................................................................................................................102
Memory ..............................................................................................................................103
Device Name ......................................................................................................................103
Copyrights ..........................................................................................................................103
Volume and Sounds..............................................................................................................104
Backup VX7 Files using ActiveSync ................................................................... 105
Prerequisites..........................................................................................................................105
VX7 and ActiveSync Partnership ......................................................................................105
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Serial Port Transfer ............................................................................................................105
USB Transfer......................................................................................................................106
Connect .................................................................................................................................106
Explore..................................................................................................................................106
Disconnect ............................................................................................................................107
Serial Connection ...............................................................................................................107
USB Connection.................................................................................................................107
Radio Connection...............................................................................................................107
Important Information – Cold Boot and Loss of Host Re-connection...............................107
Troubleshooting....................................................................................................................108
Create a Communication Option ..........................................................................................109
Technical Specifications – Connection Cable ......................................................................110
VX7 Utilities ........................................................................................................... 111
LAUNCH.EXE .....................................................................................................................111
LAUNCH.EXE and Persistent Storage ..............................................................................114
REGEDIT.EXE ....................................................................................................................115
REGLOAD.EXE ..................................................................................................................115
REGDUMP.EXE ..................................................................................................................115
WARMBOOT.EXE..............................................................................................................115
WAVPLAY.EXE..................................................................................................................115
VX7 Command-line Utilities................................................................................................115
COLDBOOT.EXE .............................................................................................................115
PrtScrn.EXE .......................................................................................................................115
API Calls ................................................................................................................ 116
Reflash the VX7..................................................................................................... 117
How To: Reflash using Keypress Method...........................................................................117
How To: Reflash using TAG file Method ...........................................................................118
Clearing Persistent Storage ................................................................................. 119
Keyboard Backlighting ......................................................................................... 119
Changing the Display Resolution ........................................................................ 119
Disabling the Touchscreen .................................................................................. 120
Disabling the Touchscreen Heater ...................................................................... 120
Configuring NumLock Behavior .......................................................................... 120
Configuring CapsLock Behavior ......................................................................... 121
Configuring IPv6 ................................................................................................... 121
Enabling GrabTime ............................................................................................... 122
Network Configuration ......................................................................................... 122
2.4 GHz Wireless Radios......................................................................................................122
Ethernet Connector ...............................................................................................................122
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Introduction ........................................................................................................... 123
Summit Radio........................................................................................................ 124
Summit Client Utility ...........................................................................................................124
Wireless Zero Config Utility and the Summit Radio .........................................................125
Main Tab ............................................................................................................................125
Admin Login................................................................................................................................ 126
Config Tab..........................................................................................................................127
Parameters........................................................................................................................127
Status Tab...........................................................................................................................130
Diags Tab ...........................................................................................................................131
Global Settings Tab............................................................................................................132
Parameters........................................................................................................................132
Summit Wireless Security ....................................................................................................135
No Security.........................................................................................................................136
WEP....................................................................................................................................137
LEAP without WPA Authentication ..................................................................................138
PEAP/MSCHAP.................................................................................................................140
WPA/LEAP ........................................................................................................................142
WPA PSK...........................................................................................................................143
Cisco Radio ........................................................................................................... 144
Cisco – Aironet Client Utility (ACU) ................................................................................144
Profiles Tab.................................................................................................................................. 145
No Security....................................................................................................................145
WEP...............................................................................................................................146
LEAP .............................................................................................................................146
Firmware Tab............................................................................................................................... 147
Status Tab .................................................................................................................................... 147
Statistics Tab................................................................................................................................ 147
Survey Tab................................................................................................................................... 147
Configuring for WPA ...........................................................................................................148
System Requirements .........................................................................................................148
Installing Radio drivers ......................................................................................................148
Checking for the Cisco PEAP Supplicant.................................................................................... 149
Wireless Network Configuration .......................................................................................151
PEAP/MS-CHAP Authentication Configuration ...............................................................154
Configuring the PEAP/MS-CHAP Supplicant ............................................................................ 154
Server Authentication .................................................................................................................. 156
PEAP/ GTC Authentication Configuration........................................................................157
Configuring the PEAP / GTC Supplicant .................................................................................... 157
Server Authentication .................................................................................................................. 159
WPA/LEAP ........................................................................................................................162
Cisco ACU ................................................................................................................................... 162
EAP-TLS Authentication Configuration............................................................................165
User Certificate ............................................................................................................................ 165
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Setting EAP/TLS Parameters....................................................................................................... 166
Validating the Server Certificate.................................................................................................. 168
WPA PSK Configuration ...................................................................................................169
Symbol Radio ........................................................................................................ 170
IP Information Tab ...............................................................................................................170
IPv6 Information Tab ...........................................................................................................170
Wireless Information Tab .....................................................................................................171
View Log............................................................................................................................171
Add a new connection ........................................................................................................172
Select a User Certificate.....................................................................................................173
Certificates ............................................................................................................ 174
Root Certificates ...................................................................................................................174
Generating a Root CA Certificate ......................................................................................174
Installing a Root CA Certificate.........................................................................................176
User Certificates ...................................................................................................................178
Generating a User Certificate.............................................................................................178
Installing a User Certificate ...............................................................................................183
CHAPTER 6 APPLOCK
187
Introduction ........................................................................................................... 187
Setup a New Device .............................................................................................. 187
Multi-Application Version ...................................................................................................188
Single Application Version ..................................................................................................189
Administration Mode ............................................................................................ 190
End User Mode...................................................................................................... 190
Passwords ............................................................................................................. 191
Multi-Application Configuration .......................................................................... 192
Application Panel .................................................................................................................192
End User Internet Explorer (EUIE)....................................................................................193
Security Panel .......................................................................................................................194
Password.............................................................................................................................195
Status Panel...........................................................................................................................195
End-User Switching Technique............................................................................................197
Using a Stylus Tap .............................................................................................................197
Using a Hotkey Sequence ..................................................................................................197
Troubleshooting Multi-Application AppLock......................................................................198
Single Application Configuration ........................................................................ 199
Control Panel ........................................................................................................................199
End User Internet Explorer ................................................................................................200
Security Panel .......................................................................................................................200
Status Panel...........................................................................................................................202
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Error Messages ..................................................................................................... 203
AppLock Registry Settings .................................................................................. 212
APPENDIX A KEY MAPS
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95-key Keypad with Pointing Device ................................................................... 213
Key Map 101-Key Equivalencies.........................................................................................213
60-key Standard Keypad ...................................................................................... 214
Key Map 101-Key Equivalencies.......................................................................... 214
IBM 3270 Keypad Ovelay....................................................................................................219
IBM 5250 Keypad Overlay ..................................................................................................219
APPENDIX B TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
221
Physical Specifications ........................................................................................ 221
Environmental Specifications.............................................................................. 222
Display Specifications ..........................................................................................................223
UPS Battery Pack Specifications..........................................................................................223
Radio Specifications............................................................................................. 224
Summit CF 2.4GHz ..............................................................................................................224
PCMCIA Cisco 2.4GHz Type II ..........................................................................................224
PCMCIA Symbol 11Mb 2.4GHz Type II.............................................................................224
Revision History.................................................................................................... 225
INDEX
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Illustrations
Figure 1-1
Figure 1-2
Figure 1-3
Figure 1-4
Figure 1-5
Figure 1-6
Figure 2-1
Figure 2-2
Figure 2-3
Figure 2-4
Figure 2-5
Figure 2-6
Figure 2-7
VX7 Components, Top View.............................................................................................................5
VX7 Components, Front View...........................................................................................................5
VX7 Components, Bottom View .......................................................................................................6
VX7 Components, Back View ...........................................................................................................6
VX7 Control Panel.............................................................................................................................7
VX7 Access Panel..............................................................................................................................7
VX7 Hardware Configuration..........................................................................................................16
The Power (On/Off) Switch .............................................................................................................20
Scanner Serial Connector (COM1) ..................................................................................................21
Printer/PC Serial Connector (COM3) ..............................................................................................22
Pinout – Serial Cable........................................................................................................................23
Pinout – Screen Blanking Cable.......................................................................................................24
Sample Cable for Screen Blanking ..................................................................................................24
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Figure 2-8 VX7 Keyboard Connector and External Keyboard Cable Connector..............................................25
Figure 2-9 VX7 PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Dongle Cable......................................................................................26
Figure 2-10 D9 Male Connector ........................................................................................................................26
Figure 2-11 PS/2 Keyboard Connector..............................................................................................................27
Figure 2-12 PS/2 Mouse Connector...................................................................................................................27
Figure 2-13 VX7 USB Connector and External USB Adapter Cable Connector..............................................28
Figure 2-14 VX7 Ethernet/USB Dongle Cables ................................................................................................29
Figure 2-15 D15 Female Connector...................................................................................................................30
Figure 2-16 Dongle Cable USB Host Port.........................................................................................................31
Figure 2-17 Dongle Cable USB Client Port.......................................................................................................31
Figure 2-18 Dongle Cable Ethernet Port............................................................................................................32
Figure 2-19 VX7 Audio Jack for External Speaker or Headphones..................................................................33
Figure 2-20 The Power Connector.....................................................................................................................34
Figure 2-21 The UPS Battery Pack Input Connector.........................................................................................35
Figure 2-22 The UPS Battery Pack Output Connector ......................................................................................35
Figure 2-23 The UPS Battery Extension Cable Input Connector ......................................................................36
Figure 2-24 The UPS Battery Extension Cable Output Connector....................................................................36
Figure 2-25 2.4GHz External Antenna ..............................................................................................................37
Figure 2-26 RF Antenna SS Connector .............................................................................................................37
Figure 2-27 Internal Antenna Cables .................................................................................................................38
Figure 2-28 The LXE VMT Keyboards with Cable ..........................................................................................39
Figure 2-29 The 95-key QWERTY Keyboard...................................................................................................40
Figure 2-30 The 60-key QWERTY Keyboard...................................................................................................42
Figure 2-31 IBM 3270 Specific Keypad............................................................................................................42
Figure 2-32 IBM 5250 Specific Keypad............................................................................................................42
Figure 2-33 Keyboard LEDs..............................................................................................................................44
Figure 2-34 The CapsLock Key.........................................................................................................................44
Figure 2-35 The Secondary Key ........................................................................................................................45
Figure 2-36 The VMT Keyboard Display Controls...........................................................................................46
Figure 2-37 Small and Large Virtual Keyboards...............................................................................................48
Figure 2-38 Input Panel Properties ....................................................................................................................49
Figure 2-39 The PCMCIA and ATA Slots ........................................................................................................51
Figure 2-40 Inserting the 2.4GHz Type II PCMCIA Radio...............................................................................53
Figure 2-41 Cisco Antenna Cable Connections .................................................................................................54
Figure 2-42 Symbol 11Mb Antenna Cable Connections ...................................................................................54
Figure 2-43 Summit Antenna Cable Connections .............................................................................................55
Figure 2-44 Inserting the CF ATA Card............................................................................................................56
Figure 2-45 Inserting the ATA Card..................................................................................................................57
Figure 3-1 Optional Power Supply Cable ..........................................................................................................59
Figure 3-2 Direct Vehicle Power Connection Cable (12 Ft.).............................................................................62
Figure 3-3 Connecting the Power Cable to the Vehicle.....................................................................................62
Figure 3-4 Vehicle Connection Wiring Color Codes.........................................................................................62
Figure 3-5 Power Adapter Cable, VX1/2/4 to VX7...........................................................................................63
Figure 3-6 Fuse Replacement ............................................................................................................................64
Figure 4-1 Pocket CMD Prompt Screen ............................................................................................................72
Figure 4-2 Taskbar Properties............................................................................................................................74
Figure 4-3 About Properties, Software ..............................................................................................................77
Figure 4-4 About Properties, Versions ..............................................................................................................78
Figure 4-5 About Properties, Network IP ..........................................................................................................78
Figure 4-6 Accessibility Properties, Keyboard ..................................................................................................79
Figure 4-7 Accessibility Properties, Sound........................................................................................................79
Figure 4-8 Date/Time Properties........................................................................................................................81
Figure 4-9 Dialing..............................................................................................................................................82
Figure 4-10 Display Properties / Backlight Tab ................................................................................................83
Figure 4-11 Input Panel Properties ....................................................................................................................84
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Figure 4-12 Mixer ..............................................................................................................................................86
Figure 4-13 Network Connection Properties .....................................................................................................87
Figure 4-14 Owner Properties............................................................................................................................88
Figure 4-15 Password Properties .......................................................................................................................89
Figure 4-16 Communication / PC Connection Tab............................................................................................90
Figure 4-17 PCMCIA Control Tab, Slot 0 and Slot 1 .......................................................................................91
Figure 4-18 Compact Flash ATA Control Tab, Slot 2.......................................................................................91
Figure 4-19 Power Properties ............................................................................................................................92
Figure 4-20 Scanner Properties / Main Tab .......................................................................................................94
Figure 4-21 Scanner Properties / COM Port Settings ........................................................................................95
Figure 4-22 Scanner Properties / Advanced Settings.........................................................................................96
Figure 4-23 Scanner Properties / Advanced Settings.........................................................................................96
Figure 4-24 Scanner Properties / COM Port Settings ........................................................................................98
Figure 4-25 Stylus Properties / Recalibration Start..........................................................................................101
Figure 4-26 Stylus Properties / Recalibration ..................................................................................................101
Figure 4-27 System / General tab ....................................................................................................................102
Figure 4-28 System / Memory .........................................................................................................................103
Figure 4-29 System / Device Name .................................................................................................................103
Figure 4-30 Volume and Sounds .....................................................................................................................104
Figure 4-31 Pinout – Serial Cable for Synchronization ...................................................................................110
Figure 5-1 Summit Client Utility .....................................................................................................................124
Figure 5-2 SCU – Main Tab ............................................................................................................................125
Figure 5-3 Admin Password Entry ..................................................................................................................126
Figure 5-4 SCU – Config Tab..........................................................................................................................127
Figure 5-5 SCU – Status Tab ...........................................................................................................................130
Figure 5-6 SCU – Diags Tab ...........................................................................................................................131
Figure 5-7 SCU – Global Settings Tab ............................................................................................................132
Figure 5-8 Default Config (Profile) .................................................................................................................135
Figure 5-9 No Security.....................................................................................................................................136
Figure 5-10 WEP Encryption...........................................................................................................................137
Figure 5-11 WEP Keys ....................................................................................................................................137
Figure 5-12 LEAP Configuration ....................................................................................................................138
Figure 5-13 LEAP Credentials.........................................................................................................................139
Figure 5-14 PEAP/MSCHAP ..........................................................................................................................140
Figure 5-15 PEAP/MSCHAP Credentials .......................................................................................................140
Figure 5-16 PEAP/MSCHAP Certificate Filename .........................................................................................141
Figure 5-17 WPA/LEAP..................................................................................................................................142
Figure 5-18 WPA/LEAP Credentials...............................................................................................................142
Figure 5-19 WPA/PSK Encryption..................................................................................................................143
Figure 5-20 PSK Entry ....................................................................................................................................143
Figure 5-21 Cisco Aironet Client Utility .........................................................................................................144
Figure 5-22 Cisco Profile Properties Screen....................................................................................................145
Figure 5-23 Cisco Profile WEP Keys ..............................................................................................................146
Figure 5-24 No Cisco PEAP .............................................................................................................................149
Figure 5-25 Cisco PEAP installed. ...................................................................................................................149
Figure 5-26 Cisco ACU Profile Selection........................................................................................................151
Figure 5-27 Cisco ACU Reboot Message........................................................................................................151
Figure 5-28 Microsoft Wireless Connection Icon............................................................................................151
Figure 5-29 Wireless Information Screen........................................................................................................152
Figure 5-30 Advanced Wireless Settings.........................................................................................................152
Figure 5-31 Wireless Network Properties........................................................................................................153
Figure 5-32 PEAP/MSCHAP Wireless Network Properties ...........................................................................154
Figure 5-33 Authentication Settings ................................................................................................................154
Figure 5-34 Wireless Network Login ..............................................................................................................155
Figure 5-35 IP Information Tab.......................................................................................................................155
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Figure 5-36 Authentication Settings, Validate Server .....................................................................................156
Figure 5-37 Advanced Wireless Settings, Authenticated SSID.......................................................................156
Figure 5-38 PEAP/GTC Wireless Network Properties....................................................................................157
Figure 5-39 PEAP Properties...........................................................................................................................157
Figure 5-40 Login Screen ................................................................................................................................158
Figure 5-41 IP Information Tab.......................................................................................................................158
Figure 5-42 PEAP Properties, Validate Server Certificate ..............................................................................159
Figure 5-43 Server Connection Warning.........................................................................................................159
Figure 5-44 PEAP Properties, Trusted Root Certificate ..................................................................................160
Figure 5-45 Accept Server Connection Warning.............................................................................................160
Figure 5-46 PEAP Properties, Connect Only If Server Name Ends In............................................................161
Figure 5-47 Wireless Information, Authenticated ...........................................................................................161
Figure 5-48 ACU Profile Tab ..........................................................................................................................162
Figure 5-49 Renaming Profile ..........................................................................................................................162
Figure 5-50 Profile Properties Screen..............................................................................................................163
Figure 5-51 Select Profile ................................................................................................................................163
Figure 5-52 Login Screen ................................................................................................................................164
Figure 5-53 ACU Status Tab ...........................................................................................................................164
Figure 5-54 Certificate Stores ..........................................................................................................................165
Figure 5-55 View Certificate Details ...............................................................................................................165
Figure 5-56 EAP/TLS Configuration...............................................................................................................166
Figure 5-57 Authentication Settings ................................................................................................................166
Figure 5-58 Select Certificate ..........................................................................................................................167
Figure 5-59 Authentication Settings, Certificate Details .................................................................................167
Figure 5-60 Validate Server.............................................................................................................................168
Figure 5-61 SSID Authenticated......................................................................................................................168
Figure 5-62 WPA PSK Configuration .............................................................................................................169
Figure 5-63 Symbol NETWLAN Screen.........................................................................................................170
Figure 5-64 Symbol Wireless Information Tab ...............................................................................................171
Figure 5-65 Symbol Wireless Network Properties ..........................................................................................172
Figure 5-66 Symbol Advanced Wireless Settings ...........................................................................................173
Figure 5-67 Logon to Certificate Authority.....................................................................................................174
Figure 5-68 Certificate Services Welcome Screen ..........................................................................................174
Figure 5-69 Download CA Certificate Screen .................................................................................................175
Figure 5-70 Download CA Certificate Screen .................................................................................................175
Figure 5-71 Certificates ...................................................................................................................................176
Figure 5-72 Import Certificate .........................................................................................................................176
Figure 5-73 Browsing to Certificate Location .................................................................................................177
Figure 5-74 Certificate Import Confirmation...................................................................................................177
Figure 5-75 Logon to Certificate Authority.....................................................................................................178
Figure 5-76 Certificate Services Welcome Screen ..........................................................................................178
Figure 5-77 Request a Certificate Screen ........................................................................................................179
Figure 5-78 Advanced Certificate Request Screen ..........................................................................................179
Figure 5-79 Advanced Certificate Details .......................................................................................................180
Figure 5-80 Script Warnings............................................................................................................................181
Figure 5-81 Script Warnings............................................................................................................................181
Figure 5-82 Certificate Issued..........................................................................................................................182
Figure 5-83 Download Security Warning........................................................................................................182
Figure 5-84 Certificates ...................................................................................................................................183
Figure 5-85 Import Certificate .........................................................................................................................183
Figure 5-86 Browsing to Certificate Location .................................................................................................184
Figure 5-87 Certificate Listing.........................................................................................................................184
Figure 5-88 Private Key Not Present ...............................................................................................................185
Figure 5-89 Browsing to Private Key Location ...............................................................................................185
Figure 5-90 Private Key Present ......................................................................................................................186
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Figure 6-1 Administrator Control Panels – Multi-Application........................................................................188
Figure 6-2 Administrator Control Panels – Single Application.......................................................................189
Figure 6-3 Application Panel – Multi-Application ..........................................................................................192
Figure 6-4 Security Panel – Multi-Application................................................................................................194
Figure 6-5 Status Panel – Multi-Application ...................................................................................................195
Figure 6-6 End-User Multi-Application Touch Panel .....................................................................................197
Figure 6-7 Administrator Control Panel ..........................................................................................................199
Figure 6-8 Administrator Security Panel .........................................................................................................200
Figure 6-9 Administrator Status Panel.............................................................................................................202
Figure A-1 95-Key VMT QWERTY Keyboard ..............................................................................................213
Figure A-2 60-Key VMT QWERTY Keyboard ..............................................................................................214
Figure A-3 IBM 3270 Specific Keypad...........................................................................................................219
Figure A-4 IBM 5250 Specific Keypad...........................................................................................................219
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Chapter 1 Introduction
Overview
The VX7 Vehicle Mount Computer (VMC) is a rugged, vehicle mounted, PC (Personal
Computer) running a Microsoft® Windows® CE .NET operating system and capable of wireless
data communications from a fork-lift truck or any properly configured vehicle. The VX7 provides
the power and functionality of a desktop computer in a vehicle mounted unit, with a wide range of
options:
CPU
400MHz Intel® PXA255
Memory
64 or 128MB SDRAM
Display
Indoor or Outdoor 12.1” display, integrated Touchscreen, adjustable
brightness
Network
connectivity
2.4 Wireless LAN radio (single or dual antenna)
Audio
Speakers in front bezel, audio jack for headset with microphone
Ethernet port
Compact Flash
Storage media
PCMCIA
Secure Digital (SD)
Operating
system
Other options
Microsoft Windows CE .NET 4.2
Extended temperature version (128MB RAM only)
RAM MountTM vehicle mounting
The “VX7 User’s Guide” is directed toward the VX7 user. It is delivered on the LXE
Documentation CD. It contains safety warnings, descriptions of the controls and
connectors, instruction on installing antennas, and day to day operation.
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When to Use this Guide
When to Use this Guide
As the reference for LXE’s VX7 equipped with a Microsoft Windows CE .NET operating system,
this guide provides detailed information on its features and functionality. Use this guide as you
would any other source book -- reading portions to learn about the VX7, and then referring to it
when you need more information about a particular subject.
This chapter, “Introduction”, briefly describes this reference guide structure, contains setup and
installation instruction, briefly describes data entry processes, and explains how to get help.
Chapter 2 “Physical Description and Layout” describes the function and layout of the controls
and connectors on the VX7.
Chapter 3 “Power Supply” describes AC power and DC power connections.
Chapter 4 “System Configuration” takes you through the system setup and file structure,
covering all components except the 2.4GHz radio.
Chapter 5, “Wireless Network Configuration” details 2.4GHz radio setup. Configuration for
WEP and WPA is included.
Chapter 6 “AppLock” contains explanation and instruction when working with VX7’s running
AppLock.
Appendix A “Key Maps” describes the keypress sequences for the LXE VMC keyboard.
Appendix B “TalkManager and the VX7” contains information on configuring and using the
VX7 with LXE’s TalkManager system..
Appendix C “Technical Specifications” lists technical specifications including physical,
environmental, display and the radios.
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When to Use this Guide
3
Document Conventions
This reference guide uses the following document conventions:
ALL CAPS
Menu|Choice
“Quotes”
<
>
All caps are used to represent disk directories, file names, and application
names.
Rather than use the phrase “choose the Save command from the File menu”,
this guide uses the convention “choose File|Save”.
Indicates the title of a book, chapter or a section within a chapter (for example,
“Document Conventions”).
Indicates a key on the keyboard (for example, <Enter> ).
Indicates a reference to other documentation.
P
S
ATTENTION
!
Differences in operation or commands due to platform type.
Differences in operation or commands due to software revision.
Keyword that indicates vital or pivotal information to follow.
Attention symbol that indicates vital or pivotal information to follow. Also,
when marked on product, means to refer to the manual or user’s guide.
International fuse replacement symbol. When marked on the product, the label
includes fuse ratings in volts (v) and amperes (a) for the product.
Note:
Caution
!
WARNING
!
DANGER
!
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Keyword that indicates immediately relevant information.
Keyword that indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided,
may result in minor or moderate injury.
Keyword that indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
Keyword that indicates an imminent hazardous situation, which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
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Quick Start
Quick Start
This section’s instructions are based on the assumption that your new system is pre-configured
and requires only accessory installation (e.g. antenna, external keyboard and/or barcode scanner)
and a power source.
In general, the sequence of events is:
1.
Install Vehicle Mounting Bracket on vehicle and secure VX7 in Mounting Bracket
Assembly (see “VX7 User’s Guide”).
2.
Connect power cable to the VX7. The power cable can also be connected to a UPS
battery pack, which is then connected to the VX7 (see “VX7 User’s Guide”).
3.
Connect accessories to VX7, e.g. scanner, antenna, etc. (see “VX7 User’s Guide).
4.
Secure all cables to the VX7 with the Strain Relief Cable Clamps.
5.
Turn the VX7 on.
6.
When instructed, calibrate the touchscreen (see Chapter 4, “System Configuration”).
7.
The screen may appear white while applications and drivers are loading. When
complete, set Date and Time (see Chapter 4, “System Configuration”).
8.
Configure radio (see Chapter 5, “Wireless Network Configuration”).
9.
Warmboot to ensure all registry settings are saved.
10. Device is ready for use.
The VX7 and its keyboard should be mounted in an area in the vehicle where it:
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Does not obstruct the vehicle driver’s vision or safe vehicle operation.
•
Can be easily accessed by anyone seated in the driver’s seat.
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Components
1. Access Panel Cover
(See Following
Illustrations for Detail)
1
2. Antenna Connectors
or Hole Plugs
2
Figure 1-1 VX7 Components, Top View
1
1. Speakers
2
2. Control Panel
(See Following
Illustrations for Detail)
VX7
Figure 1-2 VX7 Components, Front View
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Components
1. COM1/Scanner
Connector
2. COM3 Connector
IP66
LISTED
I.T.E.
REFER TO
MANUAL
N107
C
UL
®
US
E-130794
THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES.
OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TWO
CONDITIONS: (1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT CAUSE HARMFUL
INTERFERENCE, AND (2) THIS DEVICE MUST ACCEPT ANY
INTERFERENCE RECEIVED, INCLUDING INTERFERENCE
THAT MAY CAUSE UNDESIRED OPERATION.
CAUTION: For continues protection against risk of fire,
replace only with same type and rating of fuse.
This Class A digital apparatus complies with
Canadian ICE-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la Classe A est
confirme là norme NMB-003 du Canada
ATTENTION: Pour ne pas compromette la preotection
contre les risques d'incendie, remplacer par un fusible
de mmes
ê
types de mmes
ê caractristques
é
nominales.
PRODUCT OF U.S.A. U.S. PATENT 5862393
3. Keyboard/Mouse
Connector
AUDIO
INPUT:
12-80VDC
6A 72W
COM1 / SCANNER
1
2
3
COM2/3
4
KEYBOARD /
MOUSE
5
ETHERNET /
USB
6
T10A, 125V
7
4. Ethernet/USB Cable
Connector (USB-Host
and USB-Client)
5. Fuse
6. Audio Connector
7. Power Cable
Connector
Figure 1-3 VX7 Components, Bottom View
Note:
COM1 is configured with Pin 9 +5V. COM3 is labeled “COM2/3” and is configured
with Pin 9 RI. Please see Chapter 4, “System Configuration”, for details on configuring
Pin 9 of the serial ports.
1
1. Antenna Connectors
2
2. Bracket Mounting Area
3. Strain Relief Bracket and
Screws
3
Figure 1-4 VX7 Components, Back View
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1
2
3
1. Power LED
4
4. Brightness
Decrease
2. Power Switch
3. Brightness Increase
Figure 1-5 VX7 Control Panel
SD
CF ATA
1. SD Memory Card
Slot
PCMCIA A
PCMCIA B
2. Compact Flash Hard
Drive
1
2
3
3. PCMCIA Slots
Figure 1-6 VX7 Access Panel
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Data Entry
Data Entry
You can enter data into the VX7 through several different methods. A tethered scanner connected
to the COM1 serial port provides barcode data entry, the serial ports are used to input/output data,
keyboards provide manual entry and the touchscreen also provides manual entry (simulating a
desktop PC’s mouse).
Keyboard Data Entry
Refer to Appendix A “Key Maps” for 101-key keyboard equivalent keypresses.
The keyboard is used to manually input data that is not collected otherwise. Almost any function
that a full sized computer keyboard can provide is duplicated on the LXE VMT keyboard but it
may take a few more keystrokes to accomplish a keyed task.
When using the LXE 60-key keyboard, almost every key has two or three different functions. The
primary alpha or numeric character is printed on the key.
For example, when the <2nd> key is selected pressing the desired second-function key produces
the <2nd> character i.e. <2nd> + <F1> toggles the CAPS Lock function. The specific <2nd>
character is printed above the corresponding key.
Please refer to Appendix A “Key Maps” for instruction on the specific keypresses to access all
PC-compatible keyboard functions.
Barcode Data Entry
The VX7 supports an accessory barcode label reading device. Keyboard data entries can be mixed
with barcode data entries. Any scanner that decodes the barcode internally and outputs an RS-232
data stream may be used. COM port 1 is designed to be used with a hand held tethered barcode
scanner.
COM1 is set to +5V on pin 9 up to accept input from a barcode scanner by default. To change
the setting for pin 9, refer to Chapter 4: “System Configuration” section titled “Serial Port Pin
9” for details.
RS-232 Data Entry
The VX7 accepts input from an RS-232 device connected to either RS-232 port, COM1 or COM3
(labeled “COM2/3”). The data is entered at the cursor position, and the data is subject to all of the
barcode/RS-232 input menu parameters, such as truncate.
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Touchscreen Entry
Note:
The touchscreen should be calibrated before initial use. See “Touchscreen Calibration”
in Chapter 4, “System Configuration”.
Note:
Always use the point of the stylus for tapping or making strokes on the display. Never use
an actual pen, pencil or sharp object to write on the touchscreen.
The touchscreen input performs the same function as the mouse that is used to point to and click
elements on a desk top computer. A stylus is used in the same manner as a mouse – single tap or
double tap to select menu options, drag the stylus across text to select, hold the stylus down to
activate slider bars, etcetera. Right click is accomplished via a tap and hold 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 up to 4 oz. of pressure.
The touchscreen can be used in conjunction with the keyboard and scanner and an input/output
device connected to one of the VX7’s serial ports.
Note:
•
Touch the stylus to the field of the data entry form to receive the next data feed.
•
The cursor begins to flash in the field.
•
The unit is ready to accept data from either the keyboard, integrated scanner or a
device connected to a serial port.
The touchscreen may be disabled. Please refer to “Disabling the Touchscreen” in
Chapter 4, “System Configuration” for details.
Right Click
A right click can be simulated on the touchscreen. To perform a right click, touch the touchscreen
with the stylus and hold it in the same location for a short time.
Note:
Some applications may not support this right click method. Please review documentation
for the application to see if it provides for right mouse click configuration.
Input Panel (Virtual Keyboard)
Data may be entered via the input panel (virtual keyboard) on the touchscreen. For more details
on the input panel, please refer to Chapter 2, “Physical Description and Layout”.
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Data Entry
Touchscreen and Mouse
The behavior of the mouse pointer on the touchscreen varies by VX7 construction.
To identify your VX7 platform type, please see “Identifying Your VX7”, in
Chapter 2, “Physical Description.
P
Platform 1 VX7’s
Because the touchscreen also functions as a mouse, the pointer for on the 95-key keyboard, a USB
mouse or a PS/2 mouse pointer may not always be visible on the screen. The mouse pointer
reappears when the 95-key keyboard pointer or external mouse is moved or clicked. Please see
“USB Mouse” earlier in this manual for more details.
•
When a USB mouse is first attached to the VX7, the mouse pointer may not be
visible. However, moving or clicking the mouse causes the pointer to appear.
•
When the USB mouse is unplugged, the pointer may remain visible until the
touchscreen is tapped.
•
If the touchscreen is used for input, the mouse pointer may disappear. However,
moving or clicking the mouse or pointing device on the 95-key keyboard causes the
pointer to reappear.
Platform 2 VX7’s
The mouse pointer is not visible unless a mouse (P/S2 or USB mouse or 95-key keyboard with
pointing device) is attached.
If a mouse of any kind is attached, the mouse pointer is displayed on screen.
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ActiveSync – Initial Setup
The following instructions relate to initial setup of ActiveSync. When there is a Connect icon on
the VX7 desktop, this section can be bypassed.
USB Connection
The VX7 is configured to use USB-C by default. No configuration is necessary
Connect the cable to the PC (the host) and to the dongle cable on the VX7 (the client). The
ActiveSync connection is established automatically when the cable is connected.
Cables for USB ActiveSync Connection:
USB Client to PC/Laptop
Dongle cable w/USB-C
connector
9000A075CBLUSBHCETH
Also requires a standard USB cable with a type A plug on
one end, and a type B plug on the other.
Serial Connection
Select Start | Settings | Control Panel | PC Connection. Click the Change button. From the
popup list, choose the appropriate COM port and baud rate.
This will set up the VX7 to use the USB or designated COM port. Click OK and ensure the check
box for “Allow connection with desktop computer when device is attached” is checked.
Click OK to return to the Control Panel.
Note:
By default COM3 (labeled “COM2/3”) is configured to use ActiveSync (Pin 9 = RI).
Please refer to “Serial Port Pin 9” in Chapter 4, “System Configuration” fore details on
configuring Pin 9 of the serial ports.
Connect
Connect the correct cable to the PC (the host) and the VX7 (the client). Select “Connect” from the
Start Menu on the VX7 (Start | Programs | Communications | Connect).
Note:
Run “Connect” when the “Get Connected” wizard on the host PC is checking COM
ports to establish a connection for the first time.
Cable for Serial ActiveSync Connection:
Serial Client to PC/Laptop
RS-232 9 Pin to 9 Pin
9000A054CBL6D9D9
Radio
Note:
You must establish a partnership with a desktop computer prior to running ActiveSync
on the VX7. The initial partnership must be done using direct serial / USB cable
connection.
Once the relationship is established using the serial port, the ActiveSync link in the Start Menu
gives a choice of connections, one of which is radio.
Select Start | Settings | Programs | Communication | ActiveSync. From the popup list, choose
Network and then click the Connect button.
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Getting Help
Getting Help
All LXE manuals are now available on one CD and they can also be viewed/downloaded
from the LXE website. Contact your LXE representative to obtain the LXE Manuals CD.
You can also get help from LXE by calling the telephone numbers listed on the LXE Manuals
CD, in the file titled “Contacting LXE”. This information is also available on the LXE website
www.lxe.com.
Explanations of terms and acronyms used in this guide are located in the file titled “Glossary” on
the LXE Manuals CD.
Manuals and Accessories
Manuals
The following manuals are available on the LXE Manuals CD:
•
•
•
•
VX7 User’s Guide
RFTerm™ Reference Guide
Contacting LXE
LXE Technical Glossary
Accessories
The table below lists the available VX7 accessories. Where two parts numbers are listed for a
given part, the part number ending in “-R” is the RoHS compliant version.
VX7 Brackets
Bracket, U Style, VX6 VX7
9000A021UBRACKET
9000A021UBRACKET-R
Bracket, U Style w/ Integrated Keyboard Mount, VX7
9000A025UBRKTWKBDMNT
9000A025UBRKTWKBDMNT-R
Kit, VXX U-Bracket to VX6 VX7 Adapter
9000A022BRKTADPTKIT
9000A022BRKTADPTKIT-R
Kit, VXX U-Bracket to VX7 Adapter w/ Keyboard Mount
9000A026BRKTADPKBDMN
9000A026BRKTADPKBDMN-R
Bracket, RAM Mount VX6 VX7
9000A023BRKTRAMMOUNT
9000A023BRKTRAMMOUNT-R
Bracket, Combo RAM VMT Mount w/ Keyboard Mount, VX7
9000A027BRKTRAMWKBMN
9000A027BRKTRAMWKBMN-R
Bracket, VXX RAM ball on plate
9000A028RAMPLATEBALL
9000A028RAMPLATEBALL-R
Bracket, RAM keyboard mounting plate
9000A029RAMKBDPLATE
9000A029RAMKBDPLATE-R
Bracket, RAM keyboard arm
9000A030RAMKBDARM
9000A030RAMKBDARM-R
Bracket, RAM Squeeze Mount, VX6 VX7
9000A031BRKTRAMSQZMT
9000A031BRKTRAMSQZMT-R
Bracket, Combo RAM Squeeze Mount w/Keyboard Mount
9000A032BKTRAMSQKBMT
9000A032BRKTRAMSQKBMT-R
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Keyboard Brackets
Bracket, Remote, Keyboard, LXE
9000A012BRKTRMTLXE
9000A201BRKTRMTLXE-R
Bracket, Remote, Mouse Keyboard
9000A018BRKTMKBDRMT
9000A018BRKTMKBDRMT-R
Keyboards
Keyboard, LXE Standard, D9, ANSI/PC Overlay, QWERTY
9000A157KBDSTDD9ANSI
9000A157KBDSTDD9ANSI-R
Keyboard, LXE Standard, D9, 5250 Overlay, QWERTY
9000A158KBDSTDD95250
9000A158KBDSTDD95250-R
Keyboard, LXE Standard, D9, 3270 Overlay, QWERTY
9000A159KBDSTDD93270
9000A159KBDSTDD93270-R
Keyboard, Rugged PC Style w/Mouse, PS2 D9
9000A160MOUSEKBDD9
9000A160MOUSEKBDD9-R
Data Cables
Cable, Combo D15 to USB and Ethernet Adapter 1 Ft
9000A071CBLD15USBETH
(above part is RoHS compliant)
Cable, Combo D15 to USB-H, USB-C and Ethernet Adapter
9000A075CBLUSBHCETH
(above part is RoHS compliant)
Cable, Keyboard/Mouse Dual PS2 Adapter 1 Ft
9000A072CBLD9DUALPS2
(above part is RoHS compliant)
Cable, Printer/PC, D9 to D25
9000A053CBL6D9D25
(above part is not RoHS compliant)
Cable, PC, D9 to D9
9000A054CBL6D9D9
(above part is RoHS compliant)
Power Cables
Cable, Input Power, 12 FT, VX5 VX6 VX7
9000A073CBLPWR12FT
9000A037CBLPWR12FT-R
Adapter Cable, VX1 VX2 VX4 Power Cable to VX5 VX6 VX7
9000A077CBLPWRADPTR
(above part is RoHS compliant)
Power Supplies
Power Supply, External, AC, W/US Power Cord VX5 VX6 VX7
9000A317PSACUS
9000A318PSACUS-R
Power Supply, External, AC, No Power Cord VX5 VX6 VX7
9000A318PSACWW
9000A318PSACWW-R
UPS Battery and Cables
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Battery, UPS Lead Acid, VX5 VX6 VX7
9000A378UPSBATTPACK
9000A378UPSBATTPACK-R
Cable, UPS Battery, Remote Mount Extender, 6 Ft
9000A074CBLUPSEXTNDR
(above part is RoHS compliant)
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Antenna and Antenna Mount Kits
Replacement antenna, 2.4GHz
153180-0001
(above part is RoHS compliant)
Remote Mount Antenna Assembly Kit, 8 Ft Cable
9000A279ANTREMOTE8
9000A279ANTREMOTE8-R
Remote Mount Antenna Assembly Kit, 6 Ft Cable
9000A278ANTREMOTE6
9000A278ANTREMOTE6-R
Right Angle Remote Mount Antenna Assembly Kit, 6 Ft Cable
9000A280ANTREMOTE6RT
(above part is RoHS compliant)
Right Angle Remote Mount Antenna Assembly Kit, 15 Ft Cable
9000A281ANTREMOT15RT
(above part is RoHS compliant)
Miscellaneous
Stylus, with Tethers and Sleeves, 5 Pack
9000A510STYLUS
(above part is RoHS compliant)
Protective Film, 12 in Display, 10 Pack, VX5 VX7
9000A511PROTFILM12IN
(above part is RoHS compliant)
Scanners
Scanner, Powerscan, SR, 8’ Cbl, WW
8300A326SCNRPWRSR8DA9F
8300A326SCNRPWRSR8DA9F-R
Scanner, Powerscan, SR, 12’ Cbl, US
8300A327SCNRPWRSR12DA9F
(above part is not RoHS compliant)
Scanner, Powerscan, SR, Low Temp, 8’ Cbl
8300A332SCNRS8D9FLT
(above part is not RoHS compliant)
Scanner, Powerscan, SR, Low Temp, 12’ Cbl
8300A333SCNRS12D9FLT
(above part is not RoHS compliant)
Scanner, Powerscan, LR, 8’ Cbl, WW
8310A326SCNRPWRLR8DA9F
8310A326SCNRPWRLR8DA9F-R
Scanner, Powerscan, LR, 12’ Cbl, US
8310A327SCNRPWRLR12DA9F
8310A327SCNRPWRLR12DA9F-R
Scanner, Powerscan, LR, Low Temp, 8’ Cbl
8310A332SCNRL8D9FLT
(above part is not RoHS compliant)
Scanner, Powerscan, LR, Low Temp, 12’ Cbl
8310A333SCNRL12D9FLT
(above part is not RoHS compliant)
Scanner, Powerscan, XLR, 8’ Cbl, WW
8320A326SCNRPWRXLR8DA9F
8320A326SCNRPWRXLR8DA9F-R
Scanner, Powerscan, XLR, 12’ Cbl, US
8320A327SCNRPWRXLR12DA9F
(above part is not RoHS compliant)
Scanner, Powerscan, XLR, Low Temp, 8’ Cbl
8320A332SCNRX8D9FLT
(above part is not RoHS compliant)
Scanner, Powerscan, XLR, Low Temp, 12’ Cbl
8320A333SCNRX12D9FLT
(above part is not RoHS compliant)
Scanner, LS3408 Fuzzy Logic SR, D9 Interface Cable, 8ft
8510A326SCNRFZYDA9F
8510A326SCNRFZYDA9F-R
Scanner, LS3408 Extended Range, D9 Interface Cable, 8ft
8520A326SCNRERDA9F
8520A326SCNRERDA9F-R
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Chapter 2 Physical Description and Layout
Identifying Your VX7
Some features discussed in this document may not be available for all VX7’s. Additionally, some
features require a certain revision level of system software.
Any feature that is not identified as platform specific or requiring a certain level of system
software is available to all VX7’s.
Hardware Platforms
To determine the platform level of your VX7, please refer to the VX7 serial
number decal.
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Platform 1 VX7
VX7’s identified as Platform 1 by a P1 notation on the serial number decal (and VX7’s with no
platform identification on the serial number decal) are referred to as Platform 1 VX7’s. These
VX7’s DO NOT support the features identified as “Platform 2” throughout this manual.
Note:
If software revision 1ED or greater is installed, “LXE VX7 Platform 1” is displayed
during boot up. See “Software Revisions”, below, to determine the software revision
installed on the VX7. If no software revision is displayed during bootup, the VX7 is a
Platform 1 type as all Platform 2 VX7’s ship with software revision 1ED or greater.
Platform 2 VX7
VX7’s identified as Platform 2 by a P2 notation on the serial number decal support all features,
including those noted as Platform 2 specific.
Note:
If software revision 1ED or greater is installed, “LXE VX7 Platform 2” is displayed
during boot up. See “Software Revisions”, below, to determine the software revision
installed on the VX7.
Software Revisions
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Some features described in this manual require a certain minimum revision level of
system software. These features are available on all VX7’s if the proper revision
level (or newer) of system software is installed.
The software revision is displayed during boot up and on the default desktop wallpaper. The
revision can also be viewed using the Start | Settings | Control Panel | About icon. For more
information, please refer to Chapter 4, “System Configuration”.
To upgrade the VX7 with a newer revision of system software, please refer to “Reflash the VX7”
in Chapter 4, “System Configuration”.
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Hardware Configuration
Hardware Configuration
System Hardware
The VX7 hardware configuration is shown in the following figure.
Compact
Flash
Hard
Drive
Any Type
I, II or III
PCMCIA
Card
Antenna
Connector
CF
Slot
Slot A
&
Slot B
Secure Digital
Memory Card
SD
Slot
VX7
Serial
Connector
COM1 - Scanner
(9 pin male "D")
Keyboard/
Mouse
Connector
Serial
Connector
COM3 - PRINTER/PC
(9pin male "D")
Audio
Connector
USB/
Ethernet
Connector
DC out (12V)
AC Adapter
AC in (120 - 240V)
Uninterruptible
Power
Supply (UPS)
DC in (12-80V)
DC in (12-80V)
Figure 2-1 VX7 Hardware Configuration
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Central Processing Unit
The LXE VX7 contains an 400MHz Intel PXA255 CPU.
I/O Components
The VX7 supports the following I/O components:
•
Two 9-pin RS-232 serial ports configured as:
o
o
Note:
COM1
COM3 (labeled “COM2/3”)
There is no COM2 port on the VX7.
•
Two PCMCIA slots (supporting Type I or II PCMCIA cards).
•
One slot for SD memory card.
•
Compact flash drive.
•
LXE VMT or standard PS/2 keyboard (via a watertight connector).
•
Ports available via dongle cable:
•
o
USB Host port
o
USB Client Port
o
Ethernet port
One audio jack providing monaural audio output.
System Memory
Main system memory is 64 or 128MB DRAM.
Video Subsystem
The LXE VX7 video subsystem consists of a color TFT display. The video subsystem complies
with the VESA VL bus standard.
The display supports screen blanking to eliminate driver distraction when the vehicle is in motion.
Please see “Technical Specifications – Screen Blanking Cable” later in this chapter and “Screen
Blanking” in Chapter 4, System Configuration” for details.
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To identify your VX7 platform type, please see “Identifying Your VX7”, earlier in
this chapter.
Platform 1 VX7’s
The display resolution is 800 x 600 pixels. This resolution complies with the SVGA graphics
industry standard.
Platform 2 VX7’s
The default resolution of this display is 800 by 600 pixels. This resolution complies with the
SVGA graphics industry standard. The display can also be configured for 640 by 480 pixels.
To change the display resolution, please refer to “Changing the Display Resolution” in Chapter 4,
“System Configuration”.
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Hardware Configuration
Power Supply
Vehicle power input for the VX7 is 12V to 80V DC nominal and is accepted without the need to
perform any manual operation within the VX7.
If 12V to 60V DC power is not available – for example, in an office environment – an optional
external Universal Input Power Supply can be used to convert AC wall power to an appropriate
DC level. See Chapter 3 “Power Supply”, sub-section titled “External Power Supply”.
Power input is fused for protection and the fuse is externally accessible.
Uninterruptible Power Supply
A DC uninterruptible power supply (UPS) battery is available to maintain power to the VX7 for a
minimum of 15 minutes when vehicle power is not available (such as when a vehicle battery is
being swapped).
Backup Battery
The LXE VX7 has a permanent lithium battery installed to maintain time and date. The backup
battery is not user serviceable and should last five years with normal use before it requires
replacement.
Note:
This battery should only be changed by authorized service personnel.
PCMCIA Slots
Microsoft Windows CE .NET Plug and Play operating system controls the PCMCIA cards. These
cards are hot swappable per the PCMCIA specifications.
CF Slot
The CF ATA slot is not hot swappable. The VX7 must be powered down to insert or remove an
ATA card. Since the operating system is stored on the ATA card, the VX7 cannot operate
without the ATA card.
SD Slot
The SD slot accepts an SD memory card. These cards are hot swappable.
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Physical Controls
On/Off Switch
The power (on/off) switch is a push button switch located on the front control panel of the VX7.
The switch is a momentary switch. If the VX7 is Off, pressing the power switch turns the VX7
On.
For Platform 2 VX7’s, the keyboard LEDs turn on for about one second when the operating
system loads the keyboard driver. If the LEDs blink more than once, this indicates a keyboard
problem.
•
On a USB or PS/2 keyboard, the NumLock, CapsLock and Scroll Lock keys blink
the same as a desktop PC.
•
On the 95-key keyboard, the CapsLock, NumLock and Scroll Lock keys are backlit
amber. However, the keyboard backlight must be On for this feature to be used.
The brief illumination may not be visible unless the room is dark.
•
On the 60-key keyboard, only the CAPs led is lit during this process.
To identify your VX7 platform type, please see “Identifying Your VX7”, earlier in
this chapter.
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If the VX7 is On, pressing and releasing the power switch turns the VX7 Off. An orderly
shutdown is preformed. Any open programs are closed, the Windows CE .NET operating system
shuts down and then the VX7 powers off.
If a software lockup should occur and the VX7 is unresponsive to keyboard or touchscreen input,
pressing and holding the power button for several seconds forces a shutdown. However, the
forced shutdown is not an orderly shutdown. All unsaved data and any registry settings not saved
to persistent storage are lost.
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Green – VX7 is operating from vehicle power or AC power.
•
Solid Yellow – VX7 is operating from the UPS, UPS battery is good.
•
Flashing Yellow – VX7 is operating from the UPS, UPS battery is critically low.
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Note:
Always turn the computer off prior to removing power cables.
VX5
VX7
Figure 2-2 The Power (On/Off) Switch
Caution
!
The VX7 has voltage on it even when power is off. Always disconnect input
power before working on the VX7 (changing fuse, opening access panel,
etc).
External Connectors
Most external connectors for the VX7 are located on the bottom of the unit.
•
The Keyboard/Mouse connector accepts an LXE VMT keyboard or a dongle cable
for a PS/2 keyboard and mouse.
•
COM1 connects to a serial barcode scanner.
•
COM3 (labeled “COM2/3”) connects to a serial printer or PC with the appropriate
cables.
•
The USB/Ethernet connector accepts dongle cables, offering a combination of the
following ports:
•
o
An Ethernet port
o
A USB Host port
o
A USB Client port
Audio connects to a mono or stereo telephone headset/microphone.
Other external connectors are located as follows:
•
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Antenna connectors are located on the top of the VX7. VX7’s can be configured for
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Scanner Serial Connector (COM1)
The serial connector, labeled “SCANNER”, (configured as COM1) is industry-standard RS-232.
The connector includes a PC/AT standard 9–pin “D” male connector. By default, Pin 9 is
configured to supply +5 VDC at 0.4A (max) for an external bar code scanner. Pin 9 may also be
configured to provide RI. Refer to Chapter 4, “System Configuration”, section titled “Serial Port
Pin 9” for more information on configuring Pin 9.
If Pin 9 is powered off, please see “Technical Specifications – Connection Cable” in the following
section for information on using a serial cable.
If COM1 is not being used for a scanner, it can also be used for screen blanking when the vehicle
is in motion. Please see “Technical Specifications – Screen Blanking Cable” in the following
section for more details.
1
5
6
9
Figure 2-3 Scanner Serial Connector (COM1)
Note:
Power the VX7 off before attaching a cable or device to the COM1 serial port.
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Pin
Signal
Description
1
DCD
Data Carrier Detect – Input
2
RXD
Receive Data – Input
3
TXD
Transmit Data – Output
4
DTR
Data Terminal Ready – Output
5
GND
Signal/Power Ground
6
DSR
Data Set Ready – Input
7
RTS
Request to Send – Output
8
CTS
Clear to Send – Input
9
+5VDC
or
RI
Barcode Scanner Power – 400mA max (Default)
or
Ring Indicator – Input
Shell
CGND
Chassis Ground
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Printer/PC Serial Connector (COM3)
The serial connector (labeled “COM2/3”) is an industry-standard RS-232 9-pin “D” connector.
The connector and its pin assignments are shown below. By default, Pin 9 provides RI. Pin 9
may also be configured to supply +5 VDC at 0.4A (max) for an external bar code scanner. Refer
to Chapter 4, “System Configuration”, section titled “Serial Port Pin 9” for more information on
configuring Pin 9.
Please see “Technical Specifications – Connection Cable” below for information on using a serial
cable.
1
5
6
9
Figure 2-4 Printer/PC Serial Connector (COM3)
Note:
Power the VX7 off before attaching a cable or device to the COM3 serial port.
Pinout
Pin
Signal
Description
1
DCD
Data Carrier Detect – Input
2
RXD
Receive Data – Input
3
TXD
Transmit Data – Output
4
DTR
Data Terminal Ready – Output
5
GND
Signal/Power Ground
6
DSR
Data Set Ready – Input
7
RTS
Request to Send – Output
8
CTS
Clear to Send – Input
9
RI
or
+5VDC
Ring Indicator – Input (default)
or
Bar Code Scanner Power – 400mA max
Shell
CGND
Chassis Ground
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Technical Specifications – Connection Cable
The exact serial cable is crucial. Many commercial null modem cables will not work. LXE
recommends the following cable:
Serial cable:
9000A054CBL6D9D9
5
9
1
6
Pinout:
DB9 female
DB9 female
1
7
2
3
3
2
4
6, 8
5
5
6, 8
4
7
1
9
no connection
Figure 2-5 Pinout – Serial Cable
Some laptop devices do not properly implement all control lines on the serial port – the laptop
connection will not work.
RTS/CTS Handshaking and the Serial Port
RTS
Ready to Send
CTS
Clear to Send
DTR
Data Terminal Ready
DSR
Data Set Ready
Remote Side
The device sending data to and receiving data from the VX7
through the LXE serial cable connected to the RS-232 ports on
both devices.
LXE Serial Cable
9000A054CBLD9D9
The VX7 serial port supports four types of handshaking via the LXE serial cable: None, standard
Xon/Xoff, standard DTR/DSR, and a form of RTS/CTS.
To use RTS/CTS, the remote side computer must clear the DTR line which sets the VX7 CTS line
and allows the VX7 to send data to the remote side.
This allows signals and data to travel smoothly between both devices.
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Technical Specifications – Screen Blanking Cable
The customer must supply their own cable. The cable must be designed so that pin 7 (RTS –
Request to Send Output) and pin 8 (Clear to Send Input) of a D9 female connector provide
continuity only when the vehicle is stopped (for example, via a switch on the accelerator pedal of
the fork truck). All other pins on the connector must be left unconnected. If pins 7 and 8 do not
provide continuity (or the cable is removed), the VX7 screen remains blank.
Serial cable:
Customer built cable with the following specifications:
5
8
1
7
Pinout:
DB9 female
Function
1
Not Used
2
Not Used
3
Not Used
4
Not Used
5
Not Used
6
Not Used
7
No signal when in motion,
Continuity to Pin 8 when stopped
8
No signal when in motion,
Continuity to Pin 7 when stopped
9
Not Used
Figure 2-6 Pinout – Screen Blanking Cable
Pin 8
Pin 7
Figure 2-7 Sample Cable for Screen Blanking
Please refer to “Scanner” in Chapter 4, “System Configuration”, for the proper COM port settings
to support screen blanking.
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Keyboard/Mouse Connector
The VX7 external keyboard connector accepts:
•
An LXE VMT keyboard with integrated pointing device
•
An LXE VMT keyboard without integrated pointing device
•
A dongle cable providing PS/2 connections for a standard PS/2 keyboard and mouse.
5
1
9
6
Figure 2-8 VX7 Keyboard Connector and External Keyboard Cable Connector
The +5V supply available from the connector is current limited at 400mA.
Note:
Power the VX7 off before attaching a cable or device to the Keyboard/Mouse connector.
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Pin
Signal
Description
1
KBDAT_A
Keyboard Data
2
MSDAT_A
Mouse Data
3
–
4
MSCLK_A
5
DGND
System Ground
6
–
Not Connected
7
KBCLK_A
Keyboard Clock
8
/BL_ENABLE
9
KDB_PWR
Shell
CGND
Not Connected
Mouse Clock
Keyboard Backlight Enable
Keyboard Power, 5V
Chassis Ground
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PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Dongle Cable
The PS/2 keyboard/mouse dongle cable allows a standard PS/2 keyboard and/or mouse to be
attached to the VX7. The PS/2 connectors on the dongle cable are labeled for keyboard and
mouse.
1
2
3
1
D9 Connector
2
PS/2 Keyboard Connector
3
PS/2 Mouse Connector
Figure 2-9 VX7 PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Dongle Cable
Note:
Power the VX7 off before attaching the cable to the Keyboard/Mouse connector. The
VX7 must also be powered off to add or remove a PS/2 keyboard or mouse.
D9 Male Connector
5
9
1
6
Figure 2-10 D9 Male Connector
Pinout
Pin
Signal
1
KBDAT_A
Keyboard Data
2
MSDAT_A
Mouse Data
3
–
4
MSCLK_A
5
DGND
System Ground
6
–
Not Connected
7
KBCLK_A
Keyboard Clock
8
/BL_ENABLE
9
KB_PWR
Shell
CGND
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Not Connected
Mouse Clock
Keyboard Backlight Enable
Keyboard Power, 5V
Chassis Ground
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PS/2 Keyboard Connector
5
6
3
1
2
4
Figure 2-11 PS/2 Keyboard Connector
Pinout
Pin
Signal
Description
1
KBDAT_A
Keyboard Data
2
–
Not Connected
3
DGND
System Ground
4
KBD_PWR
Keyboard Power, 5V
5
KBCLK_A
Keyboard Clock
6
–
Not Connected
Shell
CGND
Chassis Ground
PS/2 Mouse
5
6
3
1
2
4
Figure 2-12 PS/2 Mouse Connector
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Pin
Signal
Description
1
MSDAT_A
Mouse Data
2
–
Not Connected
3
DGND
System Ground
4
KBD_PWR
Keyboard Power, 5V
5
MSCLK_A
Mouse Clock
6
–
Not Connected
Shell
CGND
Chassis Ground
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Ethernet/USB Connector
The VX7 Ethernet/USB connector accepts dongle cables that provide combinations of the
following connections:
Note:
•
an Ethernet port, via an RJ45 connector
•
a USB Host port for connecting a USB device to the VX7
•
a USB Client port to connect the VX7 to a USB host or hub.
Please refer to the diagrams later in this chapter for details on available ports with the
dongle cable options.
The connector is shown below.
1
5
6
10
11
15
Figure 2-13 VX7 USB Connector and External USB Adapter Cable Connector
Note:
Power the VX7 off before attaching a cable or device to the Ethernet/USB connector.
Pinout
Pin
Signal
1
USB2N_A
2
–
Not Connected
3
–
Not Connected
4
RXP
Receive +
5
RXN
Receive –
6
USB2P_A
USB D +
7
DGND
8
–
9
RJ45_45
RJ45, Pins 4 and 5 Connections
10
RJ45_78
RJ45, Pins 7 and 8 Connections
11
5V_USB_23
12
–
Not Connected
13
–
Not Connected
14
TXN
Transmit –
15
TXP
Transmit +
Shell
CGND
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Description
USB D –
USB Power Return
Not Connected
USB Power, Current Limited
Chassis Ground
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Ethernet/USB Dongle Cables
The available dongle cables are shown below.
1
2
1
D15 Connector
2
RJ45 Connector
3
USB Host
Connector
4
USB Client
Connector
1
D15 Connector
2
RJ45 Connector
3
USB Host
Connector
3
4
9000A075CBLUSBHCETH
1
2
3
9000A071CBLD15USBETH
Figure 2-14 VX7 Ethernet/USB Dongle Cables
Note:
Power the VX7 off before attaching a cable or device to the Ethernet/USB connector.
The connectors and pinouts for the dongle cables are detailed below.
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D15 Female Connector
1
6
11
5
10
15
Figure 2-15 D15 Female Connector
Pinout
Pin
Signal
Description
1
USB2N_A
USB-H D –
2
–
3
Not Connected
USB-D Power
4
RXP
Receive +
5
RXN
Receive –
6
USB2P_A
7
DGND
8
USB-H D +
USB-H Power Return
USB-D D –
9
RJ45_45
RJ45, Pins 4 and 5 Connections
10
RJ45_78
RJ45, Pins 7 and 8 Connections
11
5V_USB_23
USB-H Power, Current Limited
12
USB-D Power Return
13
USB-D D +
14
TXN
Transmit –
15
TXP
Transmit +
Shell
CGND
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USB Host Connector
4
3
2
1
Figure 2-16 Dongle Cable USB Host Port
Pinout
Pin
Signal
Description
1
5V_USB_23
2
USB2N_A
USB D –
3
USB2P_A
USB D +
4
DGND
USB Power Return
Shell
CGND
Chassis Ground
USB Power, Current Limited
USB Client Connector
2
3
1
4
Figure 2-17 Dongle Cable USB Client Port
Pinout
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Pin
Signal
Description
1
5V_USB_23
2
USB2N_A
USB D –
3
USB2P_A
USB D +
4
DGND
USB Power, Current Limited
USB Power Return
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RJ45 Connector
1
8
Figure 2-18 Dongle Cable Ethernet Port
Pinout
Pin
Signal
Description
1
TXP
Transmit +
2
TXN
Transmit –
3
RXP
Receive +
4
–
Not Connected
5
–
Not Connected
6
RXN
7
–
Not Connected
8
–
Not Connected
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Audio Connector
The VX7 audio connector accepts a headset with a 2.5mm plug, such as a mono telephone headset
with microphone or a stereo headset.
Please refer to “Mixer” in Chapter 4, “System Configuration” for information on configuring the
audio port for either a mono headset with microphone or a stereo headset.
Figure 2-19 VX7 Audio Jack for External Speaker or Headphones
Note:
The VX7 is not configured for standard PC speakers.
Pinout
Pin
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Description
1
Microphone (Not connected in VX7)
2
Speaker
3
Ground
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Power Supply Connector
Power is supplied to the VX7 through the power connector. Additionally this assembly provides a
connection point for the vehicle’s chassis ground to be connected internally to the conductive
chassis of the computer.
The VX7 internal power supply can accept DC input voltages in the range of 12 to 80 Volts.
1
2
3
4
5
Figure 2-20 The Power Connector
Pinout
Pin
Signal
1
DC Positive (+)
2
UPS Battery Positive (+)
3
Chassis Ground
4
UPS Battery Negative (–)
5
DC Negative (–)
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UPS Battery Pack Connectors
Input
1
2
3
4
5
Figure 2-21 The UPS Battery Pack Input Connector
Pinout
Pin
Signal
1
DC Positive (+)
2
Not used
3
Chassis Ground
4
Not used
5
DC Negative (–)
Output
1
2
3
4
5
Figure 2-22 The UPS Battery Pack Output Connector
Pinout
Pin
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Signal
1
DC Positive (+)
2
UPS Battery Positive (+)
3
Chassis Ground
4
UPS Battery Negative (–)
5
DC Negative (–)
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UPS Battery Extension Cable Connectors
Input
1
2
3
4
5
Figure 2-23 The UPS Battery Extension Cable Input Connector
Pinout
Pin
Signal
1
DC Positive (+)
2
UPS Battery Positive (+)
3
Chassis Ground
4
UPS Battery Negative (–)
5
DC Negative (–)
Output
1
2
3
4
5
Figure 2-24 The UPS Battery Extension Cable Output Connector
Pinout
Pin
Signal
1
DC Positive (+)
2
UPS Battery Positive (+)
3
Chassis Ground
4
UPS Battery Negative (–)
5
DC Negative (–)
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Antenna Connections
Note:
VX7’s are equipped with a radio and require an either an external or an internal
antenna. Some VX7’s may be equipped with a dual antenna option. For these VX7’s, an
external antenna must be connected to each antenna connector.
1. Antenna
2. Antenna Connector
1
2
Figure 2-25 2.4GHz External Antenna
Spread Spectrum RF Antenna Connector Pin
VX7’s ordered with an external antenna option have either one or two antenna connectors located
on top of the unit. VX7’s ordered with the internal antenna option do not have an external
antenna connector.
Figure 2-26 RF Antenna SS Connector
Vehicle Remote Antenna Mount
The external antenna (or antennas) can be remotely mounted on the vehicle. Please refer to the
“Vehicle Remote Mount Antenna Installation Sheet” for details.
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Internal Antenna
If the internal antenna option is ordered, an antenna is mounted on the inside of the user access
panel cover.
Figure 2-27 Internal Antenna Cables
The internal antenna assembly has two antenna cables which are attached to the radio card.
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The Keyboards
The following keyboard options are available for the VX7:
The LXE VMT keyboards are customized rugged keyboards, connected to the VX7 via a
watertight connector. The keyboards are available in the following configurations:
•
LXE VMT 95-key QWERTY keyboard with integrated pointing device – a
customized rugged keyboard connected to the VX7 via a watertight connector.
•
LXE VMT 60-key QWERTY keyboard – a customized rugged keyboard connected
to the VX7 via a watertight connector
•
A standard PS/2 keyboard via an adapter cable attached to the “Keyboard/Mouse”
port on the VX7. The adapter cable also provides a connector for a PS/2 mouse.
•
A USB keyboard via a dongle cable attached to the “Ethernet/USB” connector.
•
A software keyboard, or virtual keyboard, can be displayed on the touchscreen. The
virtual keyboard can be used in place of, or in addition to, a physical keyboard.
For more details on each keyboard type, please refer to the appropriate section later in this
chapter.
Esc
~
`
Tab
Caps
Lock
Shift
Ctrl
F1
F2
!
1
F3
#
3
@
2
Q
$
S
Z
R
D
X
C
V
H
B
J
N
0
I
O
K
M
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,
Alt
+
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P
:
;
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>
.
Alt
Print
Screen
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F12
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9
U
F11
F10
(
8
Y
G
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7
T
F
F8
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6
5
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F6
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4
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/
BackSpace
|
\
Enter
Shift
Scroll
Lock
Break
Num
Lock
/
*
-
7
8
9
+
4
5
6
1
2
Home
End
Ctrl
0
Ins
L
Fn
Pause
PgUp
3
PgDn
.
Del
Enter
R
95 key with Integrated Pointing Device
60 key
Figure 2-28 The LXE VMT Keyboards with Cable
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The Keyboards
The 95-key QWERTY Keyboard with Pointing Device
Designed for ease of use with the Windows CE .NET operating system, the 95-key keyboard with
pointing device connects via a cable to the keyboard port on the VX7. Additional Windows keys
(the Windows logo key and the Application key) and an integrated pointing device are provided.
Esc
~
`
F1
F2
!
1
Tab
Caps
Lock
Shift
Ctrl
F3
#
3
@
2
Q
W
A
Z
$
%
4
5
E
S
R
D
X
F5
F4
C
H
I
J
N
0
O
K
M
Alt
<
,
+
=
{
[
P
:
;
L
>
.
Print
Screen
SysRq
F12
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-
)
9
U
F11
F10
(
8
Y
B
F9
*
7
G
V
F8
&
^
6
T
F
F7
F6
?
/
Alt
|
\
Enter
Shift
*
-
7
8
9
+
4
5
6
1
2
Home
0
Ins
L
Break
/
End
Ctrl
Fn
Pause
Num
Lock
BackSpace
}
]
"
'
Scroll
Lock
PgUp
3
PgDn
.
Del
Enter
R
Figure 2-29 The 95-key QWERTY Keyboard
Key Maps
The 95-key keyboard supports all 104 keyboard functions (101 keyboard standard plus Windows
keys) and includes an integrated pointing device and left and right mouse buttons. However,
because the keyboard only has 95 keys, all functions are not visible (or printed on the keyboard).
Therefore the VX7 keyboard supports what is called hidden keys -- keys that are accessible but
not visible on the keyboard.
Note:
The 95-key keyboard does not have a 2nd key function.
NumLock and the VX7
For the 95-key keyboard, the NumLock key and the numeric keys are backlit green when
NumLock is off. When NumLock is on, the backlight for the NumLock key and the numeric keys
is amber.
For information on preserving NumLock configuration after a reboot, please see “Configuring
NumLock Behavior” in Chapter 4, “System Configuration”.
CapsLock and the VX7
For the 95-key keyboard, the CapsLock key is backlit green when CapsLock is off. When
CapsLock is on, the backlight for the CapsLock key is amber.
For information on preserving CapsLock configuration after a reboot, please see “Configuring
CapsLock Behavior” in Chapter 4, “System Configuration”.
Scroll Lock and the VX7
The Scroll Lock key is backlit green when Scroll Lock is off. When Scroll Lock is on, the
backlight for the Scroll Lock key is amber.
The default values for CapsLock and Scroll Lock are Off.
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Keyboard Backlight
The 95-key keyboard backlights each key. The keyboard backlight is manually
controlled using the “backlight” key in the upper right hand corner of the keyboard.
Pressing the backlight key cycles the keyboard backlight through the levels of backlight
intensity:
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Off
•
Maximum intensity
•
Medium intensity
•
Low intensity.
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The 60-key QWERTY Keyboard
The 60-key keyboard has 101 keyboard functions, including a numeric keyboard pad. Please refer
to Appendix A, “Key Maps”, for keypress combinations. This keyboard is also available with
either an IBM 3270 or IBM 5250 overlay.
ESC
CTRL
SHIFT
2ND
CAPS
BREAK
R/S
F1
F2
F3
@
!
|
E
%
R
;
\
A
ALT
$
#
W
BKLT
F5
F4
&
^
T
:
D
F
G
Z
X
C
V
H
J
B
N
F9
)
I
O
.
P
PgUp
?
K
_
~
SP
(
*
,
F8
F7
U
Y
‘
S
F6
L
Home
PgDn
CAPS
/
2nd
=
F10
INS
BKSP
ENTER
[
<
END
M
7
4
1
0
{
]
8
5
2
+
}
>
9
6
3
DEL
.
Figure 2-30 The 60-key QWERTY Keyboard
IBM 3270 Keypad Overlay
PA1
ESC
2ND
PA3
PA2
CAPS
BREAK
R/S
F1
F2
F3
BKLT
F5
F4
F6
Rst
CTRL
@
!
Attn
SHIFT
|
$
#
W
E
Ins
%
R
;
\
&
^
T
:
,
‘
D
S
)
I
O
G
F
.
P
Z
/
2nd
=
7
8
+
9
INS
BKSP
4
{
5
}
6
K
L
ENTER
[
1
]
2
>
3
NL
C
X
PgUp
?
J
H
_
~
SP
CAPS
F10
E-Inp
(
*
U
Y
Clr
ALT
F9
Del
SysReq
A
F8
F7
V
B
N
Home
PgDn
<
END
M
0
DEL
.
Figure 2-31 IBM 3270 Specific Keypad
The 60-key keypad is available with an IBM 3270 overlay designed to allow the user to enter
terminal emulator commands when running LXE’s RFTerm™ program.
IBM 5250 Keypad Overlay
ESC
2ND
CAPS
BREAK
R/S
F1
F2
F3
BKLT
F5
F4
F6
Dup
CTRL
@
!
Attn
SHIFT
|
E
;
S
%
R
^
T
&
:
D
‘
F
G
H
SP
.
J
X
C
V
B
N
/
2nd
=
7
8
+
9
P
INS
BKSP
Field Exit
PgUp
L
ENTER
[
4
1
{
]
5
2
}
>
6
3
Fld-
_
~
Z
)
O
?
K
NL
Clr
ALT
I
Fld+
,
CAPS
F10
E-Inp
(
*
U
Y
F9
Ins
Del
SysReq
\
A
$
#
W
F8
F7
Home
PgDn
END
M
<
0
DEL
.
Figure 2-32 IBM 5250 Specific Keypad
The 60-key keypad is available with an IBM 5250 overlay designed to allow the user to enter
terminal emulator commands when running LXE’s RFTerm™ program.
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Key Maps
The 60-key keyboard supports all 101 keyboard functions. However, because the keyboard only
has 60 keys, all functions are not visible (or printed on the keyboard). Therefore the VX7
keyboard supports what is called hidden keys -- keys that are accessible but not visible on the
keyboard.
The hidden keys supported by the VX7 are listed in Appendix A, “Key Maps”.
NumLock and the VX7
The 60-key keyboard does not have a NumLock indicator or key. NumLock can be toggled On
or Off using the <2nd> <SHIFT> <F10> keypress sequence.
For information on preserving NumLock configuration after a reboot, please see “Configuring
NumLock Behavior” in Chapter 4, “System Configuration”.
Keyboard Backlight
The LXE keyboard keys are backlit. The backlight is manually controlled using the <2nd> +
<CTRL> + <F10> keypress sequence.
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The Keyboards
Keyboard LEDs
The VX7 keyboard has three (2) LED indicators.
KLT
CAPS
F10
INS
BKSP
2nd
ENTER
/
=
[
<
END
7
1. CapsLock Mode
LED Indicator
4
1
2. Secondary Mode
LED Indicator
0
Figure 2-33 Keyboard LEDs
CAPS LED
This LED indicates the state of the keyboard CapsLock mode. If CapsLock is enabled this LED is
illuminated green. When CapsLock is off, the LED is dark.
D
CAPS
F1
B
Figure 2-34 The CapsLock Key
Press <2nd> then <F1> to toggle CapsLock On and Off.
The default value of CapsLock is “Off”.
For information on preserving CapsLock configuration after a reboot, please see “Configuring
CapsLock Behavior” in Chapter 4, “System Configuration”.
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Secondary Keys LED
The VMT keyboard is equipped with several secondary keys. These keys are identified by the
superscripted text found on the keyboard keys. The secondary keys are accessible by using two
(2) keystrokes: the <2nd> key followed by the superscripted key.
C
2ND
C
Figure 2-35 The Secondary Key
Once the <2nd> state is enabled (by pressing the <2nd> key) the Secondary Mode LED is
illuminated and the <2nd> state is enabled until another key is pressed. The <2nd> key is toggled on
with a <2nd> keypress and then immediately off with another <2nd> keypress.
For example:
Press <2nd> and <F1> to turn CapsLock on and off.
Press <2nd> and <↑> to initiate the PgUp command.
Press <2nd> and <Q> to type the “!” key.
Press <2nd> and <BkSp> to enter the Insert (Ins) mode.
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Control Keys
The VMT keyboard has several control keys. Because of the construction of the VX7 and the
Microsoft Windows CE .NET operating system, many of the Control Keys are not used on the
VX7.
Note:
The 2nd functions of the <F4> and <F5>keys are not used as the display brightness is
adjusted via the buttons on the VX7 Control Panel.
The 2nd functions of the <F6>, and <F7> keys are not used as the VX7 has TFT LCD
screen with no provision for contrast adjustments.
The 2nd functions of the <F8> and <F9> keys are not used as the sound volume on the
VX7 is controlled with the Volume and Sounds icon in the Microsoft Windows CE .NET
Control Panel.
The <F10> key is used to toggle the backlight as part of the keypress sequence <2nd> + <CTRL>
+ <F10>. This key sequence immediately toggles the status of the keyboard backlight. Pressing
<2nd> + <F10> has no effect on the keyboard backlight.
1. Display Brightness
Control Keys (Not
used)
BKLT
R/S
F3
F4
F5
F6
F7
F8
F9
F10
2. Display Contrast
Control Keys (Not
used)
3. Speaker Volume
Control Keys (Not
used)
4. Backlight Control
Key (See above)
Figure 2-36 The VMT Keyboard Display Controls
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General Windows CE .NET Keyboard Shortcuts
Use the keyboard shortcuts in the chart below to navigate with any VX7 keyboard. These are
standard keyboard shortcuts for Windows CE .NET applications.
Press these keys …
To …
CTRL + C
Copy
CTRL + X
Cut
CTRL + V
Paste
CTRL + Z
Undo
DELETE
Delete
SHIFT with any of the arrow keys
Select more than one item in a window or on the
desktop, or select text within a document.
CTRL+A
Select all.
ALT+ESC
Cycle through items in the order they were opened.
CTRL+ESC
Display the Start menu.
ALT+Underlined letter in a menu
name
Display the corresponding menu.
Underlined letter in a command
name on an open menu
Carry out the corresponding command.
ESC
Cancel the current task.
The touchscreen provides equivalent functionality to a mouse:
•
A touch on the touchscreen is equivalent to a left mouse click.
•
Many items can be moved by the “drag and drop” method, touching the desired item,
moving the stylus across the screen and releasing the stylus in the desired location.
•
A double stylus tap is equivalent to a double click.
•
A touch and hold is equivalent to a right mouse click.
Note:
Some applications may not support this right click method. Please review
documentation for the application to see if it provides for right mouse click
configuration.
PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
A standard PS/2 keyboard and mouse can be attached to the VX7 using the appropriate dongle
cable. The dongle cable attaches to the VX7 and provides two PS/2 connectors, one labeled
“Keyboard” and one labeled “Mouse”. Please refer to documentation provided with the PS/2
keyboard and mouse for more information on their operation.
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USB Keyboard/Mouse
A standard USB mouse can be attached to the VX7 using the appropriate dongle cable. A standard
USB keyboard cane be attached to Platform 2 VX7’s using the appropriate dongle cable. The
dongle cable attaches to the VX7 and provides a USB connector. Please refer to documentation
provided with the USB keyboard and mouse for more information on their operation.
P
To identify your VX7 platform type, please see “Identifying Your VX7”, earlier in
this chapter.
Input Panel (Virtual Keyboard)
The Input Panel may be enabled via the Input Panel icon in the Microsoft Windows CE .NET
Control panel. The Input Panel can be displayed as a large or small keyboard.
Figure 2-37 Small and Large Virtual Keyboards
Virtual keyboards display the actual character a keypress results in. For example, pressing the
<Shift> key on the virtual keyboard toggles the characters displayed on the keys between upper
and lower case. The <áü> key toggles the keys between standard and international symbols. The
<Shift> and <áü> keys can be used in combination for capitalized international characters.
Note:
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When the virtual keyboard is displayed, the physical keyboard is still active, if attached.
Therefore it is possible to input data from both keyboards.
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Enabling the Input Panel
The Input Panel is disabled by default. To enable the Input Panel, select Start | Settings |
Control Panel |Input Panel icon. Make sure the “Allow applications to change the input panel
state” checkbox is checked and warmboot the VX7.
Figure 2-38 Input Panel Properties
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The Display
The Display
The VX7 Display is a thin-film transistor display capable of supporting SVGA graphics modes.
Display size is 800 x 600 pixels. The display covering is designed to resist stains. The touchscreen
allows signature capture and touch input.
The display supports screen blanking to eliminate driver distraction when the vehicle is in motion.
Please see “Technical Specifications – Screen Blanking Cable” earlier in this chapter and “Screen
Blanking” in Chapter 4, System Configuration” for details.
Cleaning the Display
Keep fingers and rough or sharp objects away from the display. If the glass becomes soiled or
smudged, clean only with a standard household cleaner such as Windex® without vinegar or use
Isopropyl Alcohol. Do not use paper towels or harsh-chemical-based cleaning fluids since they
may result in damage to the glass surface. Use a clean, damp, lint-free cloth. Do not scrub optical
surfaces. If possible, clean only those areas which are soiled. Lint/particulates can be removed
with clean, filtered canned air.
Touchscreen
The touchscreen is a Resistive Panel with a scratch resistant finish that can detect touches by a
stylus, and translate them into computer commands. In effect, it simulates a computer mouse.
Only Delrin or plastic styluses should be used. A right mouse click is simulated by touching and
holding the screen for the appropriate time interval.
Note:
Always use the point of the stylus for tapping or making strokes on the display. Never use
an actual pen, pencil or sharp object to write on the touchscreen.
An extra or replacement stylus may be ordered from LXE. See the “Accessories” section for the
stylus part number.
Please refer to Chapter 4, “System Configuration” for more information on:
•
Calibrating the touchscreen
•
Disabling the touchscreen.
LXE offers a replaceable touchscreen protective film to protect the touchscreen when the VX7 is
used in an abrasive environment. For information on installing or removing the protective film,
please refer to the “VX7 User’s Guide”.
Touchscreen Heater
Extended temperature versions of the VX7 contain a touchscreen heater. The touchscreen heater
can be disabled on Platform 2 VX7’s when not needed. Please see “Disabling the Touchscreen
Heater” in Chapter 4, “System Configuration”.
Note:
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To identify your VX7 platform type, please see “Identifying Your VX7”, earlier in this
chapter.
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PCMCIA, CF and SD Slots
The VX7 has two PCMCIA slots, one Compact Flash slot and one Secure Digital slot. The
PCMCIA slots are stacked on top of each other and located on the right hand side of the opening.
The PCMCIA slots support the Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
(PCMCIA) 2.1 standards. The upper slot is designated as Slot A and the lower slot is designated
as Slot B.
Slot A accepts Type I or II PCMCIA cards. If a radio card is used, it must be installed in Slot A to
prevent damage to the internal radio cables. LXE supports only Type II 2.4GHz Spread Spectrum
radios.
Slot B accepts Type I or II PCMCIA cards.
The PCMCIA slots may be disabled by the user. To enable or disable a PCMCIA slot, select
Start | Settings | Control Panel |PCMCIA icon.
The center slot is a Compact Flash slot, containing the CF ATA hard drive. This drive contains
the operating system and settings.
The left slot is used for Secure Digital (SD) memory cards.
SD
CF ATA
PCMCIA A
PCMCIA B
4
1. SD Card Slot
2. Compact Flash Hard
Drive
1
2
3
3. PCMCIA Slots
Figure 2-39 The PCMCIA and ATA Slots
PCMCIA Slots
Slot A and B PCMCIA Card Management is handled by Microsoft Windows CE .NET. The
PCMCIA cards are Plug and Play devices and can be “hot swapped”. For more details, refer to
the Windows CE .NET help screens or refer to the documentation delivered with the PCMCIA
card.
Note:
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Although cards in the PCMCIA slots may be hot swapped, the VX7 is not
environmentally sealed while the access panel cover is removed to hot swap PCMCIA
cards.
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PCMCIA Pinout
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
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Signal
GND
D3
D4
D5
D6
D7
-CE1
A10
-OE
A11
A9
A8
A13
A14
-WE
RDY/-IREQ
SLOT_VCC
SLOT-VPP
A16
A15
A12
A7
A6
A5
A4
A3
A2
A1
A0
D0
D1
D2
WP/A_-IOIS16
GND
Pin
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
Signal
12V_RF_POWER
-CDI
D11
D12
D13
D14
D15
-CE2
n.c. or VS1#
-IORD
-IOWR
A17
A18
A19
A20
A21
SLOT_VCC
SLOT_VPP
A22
A23
A24
A25
n.c. or VS2#
RESET
-WAIT
-INPACK
-REG
BVD2/-SPKR
BDV1/-STSCHG
D8
D9
D10
-CD2
GND
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Install PCMCIA Cards
Equipment Needed: Phillips No. 1 screwdriver and a Torque wrench capable of measuring to 9±1
inch pounds (1.016±.11 N/m).
Note:
The example below details installing a 2.4GHz radio card.
PCMCIA cards is similar, except there is no antenna.
Installation of other
Install the 2.4GHz Type II PCMCIA Radio
The LXE Model VX7 Vehicle Mount Computer is specifically for use with LXE
Model 6726, 6816 and 6830 2.4GHz Type II PCMCIA radios. Substitution of
other PCMCIA radios will void the FCC, Industry Canada and other
international radio certifications for the Model VX7 Vehicle Mount Computer
and is strictly prohibited.
Caution
!
1.
Turn the VX7 off and detach the power cable.
2.
Loosen the three (3) Phillips head screws securing the access panel cover so the cover can
be removed. The screws are a captive part of the cover and cannot be removed.
Partially insert the 2.4GHz Type II PCMCIA Radio into Slot A (the upper right slot).
Caution
Slot A MUST BE used for the radio card. Installing a radio card in Slot B can
result in pinching or other damage to the internal antenna cable.
!
SD
CF ATA
PCMCIA A
PCMCIA B
Radio Card
Figure 2-40 Inserting the 2.4GHz Type II PCMCIA Radio
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The tethered access panel cover is not shown in the illustration above.
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3.
Before completely inserting the 2.4GHz Radio, connect the Antenna Cable to the 2.4GHz
Radio, using the port(s) indicated below:
Note:
Radio cards for single antenna units may have the unused antenna port covered
with tape.
The internal antenna is a dual (diversity) antenna.
Cisco Radio Card
Hold the radio card with the Cisco logo label facing up. Connect the antenna cable(s) as
follows:
•
•
Cisco radio with single antenna – Connect antenna cable to right port, as shown
below.
Cisco radio with dual antennas – Connect antenna cables to both ports.
CISCO SYSTEMS
CISCO AIRONET 350 SERIES
WIRELESS LAN ADAPTER
Right Port
Left Port
Figure 2-41 Cisco Antenna Cable Connections
Symbol 11Mb Radio Card
Hold the radio card with the Symbol logo label facing up. Connect the antenna cable(s) as
follows:
•
•
Symbol 11Mb radio with single antenna – Connect antenna cable to Port A (left
port), as shown below.
Symbol 11Mb radio with dual antennas – Connect antenna cables to both ports.
Spectrum24®
High Rate 11 Mbps
Wireless LAN Adapter
IEEE 802.11b
Port A
Port B
Figure 2-42 Symbol 11Mb Antenna Cable Connections
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Summit CF Radio Card
The Summit CF radio is installed on a PCMCIA adapter. Hold the radio card with the
antenna ports facing down. Connect the antenna cable(s) as follows:
•
•
Summit radio with single antenna – Connect antenna cable to Main port.
Auxiliary port is not used.
Summit radio with dual antennas – Connect antenna cables to both Main and
Auxiliary ports.
Main
Port
Auxiliary
Port
Figure 2-43 Summit Antenna Cable Connections
4.
Now complete the insertion of the 2.4GHz Type II PCMCIA Radio into the slot.
Note:
When this process is complete, reattach the access cover screws using a torque
wrench capable of measuring to 9±1 inch pounds (1.016±.11 N/m). The screws
must be fastened to 9 inch pounds each. The screws require a Phillips size 1
driver head.
5.
Re-connect the power cord/cable and turn the VX7 on.
6.
For VX7’s with a Summit radio, review RX Diversity and TX Diversity on the Global
Settings tab of the Summit Client Utility to ensure these settings correspond to the VX7’s
antenna configuration.
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CF Card Slot
This slot contains the Compact Flash (CF) hard drive.
!
The operating system and settings are stored on the CF card. The VX7 cannot
operate without this card. Cards in this slot CANNOT be hot swapped.
Replace a CF Card
1.
Turn the VX7 off and detach the power cable.
2.
Loosen the three (3) Phillips head screws securing the access panel cover so the cover
can be removed. The screws are a captive part of the cover and cannot be removed.
3.
Remove the card currently installed present in the CF slot and replace it with the new CF
card. The replacement CF card must contain the operating system in order for the VX7
to operate.
SD
CF ATA
PCMCIA A
PCMCIA B
CF Card
Figure 2-44 Inserting the CF ATA Card
4.
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Note:
The tethered access panel cover is not shown in the illustration above.
Note:
When this process is complete, reattach the access cover screws using a torque
wrench capable of measuring to 9±1 inch pounds (1.016±.11 N/m). The screws
must be fastened to 9 inch pounds each. The screws require a Phillips size 1
driver head.
Re-connect the power cord/cable and turn the VX7 on.
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SD Card Slot
The slot accepts a Secure Digital (SD) memory card. The card in this slot can be hot swapped.
Note:
Although cards in the SD slot may be hot swapped, the VX7 is not environmentally
sealed while the access panel cover is removed to hot swap cards.
Install an SD Card
1.
Turn the VX7 off and detach the power cable.
2.
Loosen the three (3) Phillips head screws securing the access panel cover so the cover
can be removed. The screws are a captive part of the cover and cannot be removed.
3.
Insert the card into the ATA SD. This slot accepts an SD memory card only.
SD
CF ATA
PCMCIA A
PCMCIA B
SD Card
Figure 2-45 Inserting the ATA Card
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The tethered access panel cover is not shown in the illustration above.
Note:
When this process is complete, reattach the access cover screws using a torque
wrench capable of measuring to 9±1 inch pounds (1.016±.11 N/m). The screws
must be fastened to 9 inch pounds each. The screws require a Phillips size 1
driver head.
Re-connect the power cord/cable and turn the VX7 on.
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Chapter 3 Power Supply
Introduction
AC to DC power input for the VX7 is delivered via an optional external power supply. See
“External Power Supply”.
Vehicle power input for the VX7 is 12V to 80V DC nominal and is accepted without the need to
perform any manual operation within the VX7. See “Vehicle 12-80VDC Direct Connection”. An
optional uninterruptible power supply (UPS) battery can be used with the vehicle DC power
supply.
Power input is fused for protection and the fuse is externally accessible on the VX7.
External Power Supply
1
2
1. AC Input Cable
(US only)
2. DC Output Cable
Figure 3-1 Optional Power Supply Cable
In North America, this unit is intended for use with a UL Listed ITE power supply with
output rated 12 – 80 VDC, minimum 75 W. Outside North America, this unit is intended
for use with an IEC certified ITE power supply with output rated 12 – 80 VDC, minimum
75 W.
The external power supply may be connected to either a 120V, 60Hz supply or, outside North
America, to a 230V, 50Hz supply, using the appropriate detachable cordset. In all cases, connect
the external AC supply to a properly grounded source of supply provided with maximum 15 Amp
overcurrent protection (10 Amp for 230V circuits).
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titled “Installation”.
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External Power Supply
Specifications
Feature
Specification
Dimensions
3.40” x 5.87” x 2.00”
Weight
<3.0 pounds
Input Power Switch
None
Power “ON” Indicator
None
Input Fusing
None
Input Voltage
90VAC min - 264VAC max
Input Frequency
47 - 63 Hz
Input Surge Current
50 Amps max @ 264VAC input
Input Connector
Standard IEC input power cord
(included with US units only)
Output Connector
3 pin female connector
Output Voltage
+24VDC
Output Voltage
Tolerance
+/- 8%, measured at the end of the output
power cable
Output Current
0 Amps min, 1.87 Amps max
Safety and Emissions
Compliance
FCC, Part 15, Radio Frequency Devices,
Class B.
EN 55022
UL1950 and IEC 950
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Environmental Specifications
The AC to DC adapter will withstand the following environmental characteristics:
Feature
Specification
Operating Temperature
see VX7 Environmental Specifications
Storage Temperature
see VX7 Environmental Specifications
Humidity
Operates in a relative humidity of:
5 – 95% (non-condensing)
ESD Immunity
Per IEC 801-1
CMOS Battery
The LXE VX7 has a permanent 190 mAh Lithium battery installed to maintain time, date and
CMOS setup information. The lithium battery is not user serviceable and should last five years
with normal use before it requires replacement.
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Vehicle 12-80VDC Direct Connection
Vehicle 12-80VDC Direct Connection
Note:
Instructions for using this configuration are contained in “VX7 User’s Guide” section
titled “Installation”.
1. To Vehicle Battery
1
GND
+
-
2. To Vehicle
Mounted Device
or UPS Battery
Pack
2
3
3. Green (GND)
6
4
4. Red / White (DC+)
5
5. Red / Black (DC-)
6. 12 – 80 VDC
Figure 3-2 Direct Vehicle Power Connection Cable (12 Ft.)
1. Vehicle Electrical
System
2. 5 Amp Slow
Blow Fuse
1
2
3
3. DC +
6
4. DC -
7
4
5. Vehicle Chassis
8
5
6. Red / White
7. Red /Black
8. Green
Figure 3-3 Connecting the Power Cable to the Vehicle
Note:
Correct electrical polarity is required for safe and proper installation. Connecting the
cable to the VX7 with the polarity reversed will cause the VX7’s fuse to be blown. See the
following table for wire color-coding specifics.
Wiring color codes for LXE supplied DC input power cabling:
Vehicle Supply
Wire Color
+12 - 80VDC
(DC +)
Red with White Stripe
Return
(DC -)
Red with Black Stripe
Vehicle Chassis
(GND)
Green
Figure 3-4 Vehicle Connection Wiring Color Codes
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VX7 Input Power Specifications
Feature
Specification
DC Input Voltage
12 - 80 VDC
Input Current
3.5 Amps
Input Fuse
10A Time Delay
Input Power Switch
SPST 6 Amp 125VDC
Power Adapter Cable
LXE offers an adapter cable (part no. 9000A077CBLPWRADPTR) to adapt certain VX1, VX2 or
VX4 DC power supplies to the VX7. Please read and follow all cautions in the “VX7 User’s
Guide” to determine if your present power supply can be used with the VX7.
1. VX7 Connector
2. VX1/2/4 Power Supply
Connector
1
2
Figure 3-5 Power Adapter Cable, VX1/2/4 to VX7
Caution:
!
Caution:
!
Caution:
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For use only with VX1/2/4 DC power cables with yellow colored cable containing
18AWG wires.
Do not use this cable with VX1/2/4 DC power cables with gray colored cable
containing 22AWG wires. These power cables must be replaced with a VX5/6/7
power cable.
When a DC power cable that is eight feet or longer is in a 12V application, there
may be an excessive voltage drop over the longer cable. If this occurs, a new
power cable is required.
Do not use this adapter with AC power supplies originally designed for the 1380,
1390, VX1, VX2 or VX4. These power supplies do not have sufficient power for
the VX7.
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Fuse
Fuse
The VX7 uses a 100V, 10A time delay (slow blow), high current interrupting rating fuse that is
externally accessible and user replaceable. Should it need replacement, replace with same size,
rating and type of fuse – Littlefuse 0234010 or Optifuse MSC-10A (5x20mm).
THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES.
OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TWO
CONDITIONS: (1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT CAUSE HARMFUL
INTERFERENCE, AND (2) THIS DEVICE MUST ACCEPT ANY
INTERFERENCE RECEIVED, INCLUDING INTERFERENCE
THAT MAY CAUSE UNDESIRED OPERATION.
CAUTION: For continues protection against risk of fire,
replace only with same type and rating of fuse.
This Class A digital apparatus complies with
Canadian ICE-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la Classe A est
confirme là norme NMB-003 du Canada
ATTENTION: Pour ne pas compromette la preotection
contre les risques d'incendie, remplacer par un fusible
de mmes
ê
types de mmes
ê caractristques
é
nominales.
TENT 5862393
1. Fuse
AUDIO
INPUT:
12-80VDC
6A 72W
ETHERNET /
USB
2. Twist in this
direction to
remove
T10A, 125V
1
2
3. Twist in this
direction to insert
3
Figure 3-6 Fuse Replacement
Caution:
Fuse has voltage on it even when power is off. Always disconnect input power
before changing fuse.
!
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Chapter 4 System Configuration
Introduction
There are several different aspects to the setup and configuration of the VX7. Many of the setup
and configuration settings are dependent upon the optional features such as hardware and software
installed on the unit. The examples found in this chapter are to be used as examples only, the
configuration of your specific VX7 computer may vary. The following sections provide a general
reference for the configuration of the VX7 and some of its optional features.
Windows CE .NET 4.2
For general use instruction, please refer to commercially available Windows CE
.NET user’s guides or the Windows CE .NET on-line Help application installed with
the VX7.
This chapter’s contents assume the system administrator is familiar with Microsoft Windows
options and capabilities loaded on most standard Windows computers.
Therefore, the sections that follow describe only those Windows capabilities that are unique to the
VX7 and its Windows CE .NET environment.
2.4 GHz Radio Configuration
All 2.4GHz radio configuration is included in Chapter 5, “Wireless Network Configuration”.
Warmboot
A warmboot reboots the computer without erasing any registry data. However, any applications
installed to RAM are lost, as is all data in RAM. This happens because the operating system is
stored on the flash drive, but must be loaded into RAM to run.
All registry configurations are automatically preserved. Any applications stored as .CAB files in
the System directory and configured in the registry to persist are reinstalled on boot up by the
Launch utility.
Coldboot
A coldboot reboots the computer, erases all registry data and returns the computer to factory
default settings. In order to be preserved, applications and data must be stored in the System
folder. Registry information is not preserved. Only factory default applications and drivers stored
as .CAB files in the System directory are loaded by Launch.
A cold boot is initiated by running the Coldboot application in the \Windows directory. This
application automatically cold boots the VX7, erasing any customer applied registry changes and
returning the VX7 to its factory settings.
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Installed Software
Installed Software
When you order a VX7 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 VX7.
This section lists the contents of the subdirectories and the general function of the files. Files
installed in each VX7 are specific to the intended function of the VX7.
Files installed in each VX7 configured for an RF environment contain PCMCIA card radio
specific drivers – the drivers for each type of radio are specific to the manufacturer (e.g. Summit,
Cisco, Symbol) for the radios installed in the RF environment and are not interchangeable.
Software Load
The software loaded on the VX7 computer consists of Windows CE .NET 4.2 OS, hardwarespecific OEM Adaptation Layer, device drivers, Internet Explorer 6.0 for Windows CE browser
and utilities. The software supported by the VX7 is summarized below:
Operating System
•
Microsoft CE .NET version 4.2.
Radio Drivers
•
Note:
Only one radio is installed in the VX7 at any one time. The 2.4GHz type of PC radio
card resident on the VX7 determines the type of radio driver running on the VX7.
Please contact your LXE representative to get access to CAB files as they are released by
LXE.
Software Applications
The following applications are included:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
WordPad (was PocketWord in previous versions of Windows CE)
Pocket Inbox
Word Viewer
Excel Viewer
PDF Viewer
Image Viewer
Scanner Wedge (LXE developed)
Transcriber
Media Player
Internet Explorer
Note that the viewer applications allow viewing documents, but not editing them.
Java (Optional)
Installed by LXE. Files can be accessed by tapping Start | Programs | JEM-CE. Doubletap the
EVM icon to open the EVM Console. A folder of Java examples and Plug-ins is also installed
with the Java option. LXE does not support Java applications running on the mobile device.
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Desktop
For general use instruction, please refer to commercially available CE .NET user’s
guides or the CE .NET on-line Help application installed with the VX7.
The VX7 Desktop appearance is similar to that of a desktop PC running Windows 95, 98, NT,
2000 or XP.
At a minimum, it has the following icons that can be double tapped with the stylus to access My
Computer, Internet Explorer, and the Recycle Bin.
At the bottom of the screen is the Start button. Clicking the Start Button causes the Start Menu to
pop up. It contains the standard Windows menu options: Programs, Favorites, Documents,
Settings, Help, and Run.
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Desktop Icon
Function
My Computer
Access files and programs.
Recycle Bin
Storage for files that are to be deleted.
Internet Explorer
Connect to the Internet/intranet (requires radio card and Internet Service
Provider – ISP enrollment is not available from LXE).
My Documents
Storage for downloaded files / applications.
Start
Access programs, select from the Favorites listing, documents last
worked on, change/view settings for the control panel or taskbar, on-line
help or run programs.
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Desktop
My Computer Folders
Folder
Description
Preserved upon Reboot?
System
Internal ATA Card (64 or 128 Meg total,
minimum 28 Meg free for User
Applications)
Yes
Network
Mounted network drive
No
Storage Card
ATA Card in Compact Flash or SD Card
No
Media Card
SD Memory Card
No
Windows
Operating System in ROM
No
Program Files
Applications
No
Application Data
Data saved by running applications
No
My Documents
Storage for downloaded files / applications
No
Temp
Location for temporary files
No
Folders Copies at Startup
The following folders are copied on startup:
System\Desktop => Windows\Desktop
System\Favorites => Windows\Favorites
System\Fonts
=> Windows\Fonts
System\Help
=> Windows\Help
System\Programs => Windows\Programs
This function copies only the directory contents, no sub-folders.
The following folders are NOT copied on startup:
Windows\AppMgr
Windows\Recent
Windows\Startup
Because copying these has no effect on the system or an incorrect effect.
Files in the Startup folder are executed, but only from System\Startup. Windows\Startup is parsed
too early in the boot process so it has no effect.
Executables in System\Startup must be the actual executable, not a shortcut, because shortcuts are
not parsed by launch.
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Start Menu Program Options
The following options represent the factory default program installation. Your system may be
different based on the software and hardware options purchased.
Access:
Start | Programs
Cisco
Set Cisco radio / network parameters
(Please see Chapter 5, “Wireless Network Configuration” for details)
Summit
Set Summit radio / network parameters
(Please see Chapter 5, “Wireless Network Configuration” for details)
Communication
Stores Network communication options
ActiveSync
Transfer files between a VX7 and a desktop computer
Connect
Run this command after setting up a connection
Start FTP Server
Stop FTP Server
Microsoft File Viewers
Excel Viewer
View downloaded files (see Note)
View Excel 97 / 2000 / 2002 documents
Image Viewer
View BMP, JPEG and PNG images
PDF Viewer
View Adobe Acrobat documents
Word Viewer
View Word 97 / 2000 / 2002 and RTF files
Command Prompt
The command line interface in a separate window
Inbox
Microsoft Outlook mail inbox.
Internet Explorer
Access web pages on the world wide Internet
Media Player
Music management program
Microsoft WordPad
Opens an ASCII notepad
Remote Desktop Connection
Log on to a Windows Terminal Server.
Transcriber
Enter data using the stylus on the touchscreen.
Windows Explorer
File management program
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Start Menu Program Options
Communication
Access:
Note:
Start | Programs | Communication
Some communication menu options require an external modem connection to the VX7.
Modems are not available from LXE nor supported by LXE.
ActiveSync
Once a relationship (partnership) has been established with Connect, ActiveSync will synchronize
using the radio link on the VX7. See also: Chapter 1 “Introduction”, section “ActiveSync – Initial
Setup”.
Requirement:
ActiveSync version 3.7 (or higher) must be resident on the host (desktop/laptop)
computer. ActiveSync is available from the Microsoft website. Follow their
instructions to locate, download and install ActiveSync on your desktop
computer.
For more information about using ActiveSync on your desktop computer, open ActiveSync, then
open ActiveSync Help. See also section titled “Backup VX7 Files Using ActiveSync” for more
ActiveSync information.
Synchronizing from the VX7 using a USB ActiveSync connection:
You must have set up ActiveSync on your desktop computer and completed the first
synchronization process before you initiate synchronization from your device.
1.
To initiate synchronization from your device, connect the USB cable to the PC and to the
dongle cable on the VX7. The VX7 connects automatically.
2.
Click the Sync Now button to synchronize with the PC.
3.
Click the Disconnect button or remove the cable to disconnect.
4.
To modify the Synchronization settings, see the Options icon on the ActiveSync window on
the desktop PC.
Synchronizing from the VX7 using Serial or RF connection:
You must have set up ActiveSync on your desktop computer and completed the first
synchronization process before you initiate synchronization from your device.
1.
To initiate synchronization from your device, tap Start | Programs | Communication |
ActiveSync to begin the process.
2.
Click the Connect button.
3.
Tap the Sync Now button to synchronize with the PC.
4.
Tap the Disconnect button to disconnect.
5.
To modify the Synchronization settings, see the Options icon on the ActiveSync window on
the desktop PC.
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Connect
Connect is used to initiate a hardwired connection to a host. Several pre-defined connect setups
are included in the factory setup:
•
COM1 direct connect at 57600 or 115200 baud
•
COM3 1 direct connect at 57600 or 115200 baud
•
USB direct connect
The default connection is USB direct connect.
After a connect setup is selected, Start | Programs | Communication | Connect will start to
connect to a host. After this connection is made and an ActiveSync relationship established, the
ActiveSync menu item can be used to establish the connection over the radio link.
See Also: “Important Information – Cold Boot and Loss of Host Re-connection”
Start FTP Server / Stop FTP Server
These shortcuts call the Services Manager to start and stop the FTP server. The server defaults to
Off (for security) unless it is explicitly turned on from the menu.
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Command Prompt
Access:
Start | Programs | Command Prompt
Figure 4-1 Pocket CMD Prompt Screen
Type help at the command prompt for a list of available commands.
Exit the Command Prompt by typing exit at the command prompt or select File | Close.
Inbox
Access:
Start | Programs | Inbox
This option requires a connection to a mail server. There are a few changes in the CE .NET
version of Inbox as it relates to the general desktop Windows PC Microsoft Outlook Inbox
options. Click the “?” button to access Inbox Help. ActiveSync can be used to transfer messages
between the VX7 inbox and a desktop inbox.
Internet Explorer
Access:
Start | Programs | Internet Explorer
This option requires a radio card and an Internet Service Provider. There are a few changes in the
CE .NET version of Internet Explorer as it relates to the general desktop Windows PC Internet
Explorer options. Click the “?” button to access Internet Explorer Help.
Media Player
Access:
Start | Programs | Media Player
There are few changes in the CE .NET version of Media Player as it relates to the general desktop
Windows PC Microsoft Media Player options. Click the “?” button to access Media Player Help.
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Remote Desktop Connection
Access:
Start | Programs | Remote Desktop Connection
There are few changes in the CE .NET version of Remote Desktop Connection as it relates to the
general desktop Windows PC Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection options.
Select a computer from the drop down list or enter a host name and tap the Connect button.
Tap the Options >> button to access the General, Display, Local Resources, Programs and
Experience tabs. Click the “?” button to access Remote Desktop Connection Help.
Transcriber
Access:
Start | Programs | Transcriber
Select Transcriber on the Start | Programs menu. To make changes to the Transcriber
application, enable or disable the current Transcriber session, etc., click the “hand with a pen”
icon in the toolbar. Click the “?” button or the Help button to access Transcriber Help.
Windows Explorer
Access:
Start | Programs | Windows Explorer
There are a few changes in the CE .NET version of Windows Explorer as it relates to the general
desktop PC Windows Explorer options. Click the “?” button to access Windows Explorer Help.
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Start Menu Program Options
Taskbar
Access:
Start | Settings | Taskbar and Start Menu
Factory Default Settings
Always on Top
Enabled
Auto hide
Disabled
Show Clock
Enabled
There are a few changes in the CE .NET version of Taskbar as it relates to the general desktop PC
Windows Taskbar options.
When the taskbar is auto hidden, press the Ctrl key then the Esc key to make the Start button
appear.
Figure 4-2 Taskbar Properties
Advanced Tab
Expand Control Panel
Tap the checkbox to have the Control Panel folders appear in drop down menu format from the
Settings | Control Panel menu option.
Clear Contents of Document Folder
Tap the Clear button to remove the contents of the Document folder.
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Control Panel Options
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel or My Computer | Control Panel
Getting Help
Please click the “?” box to get Help when changing Control Panel options.
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Option
Function
About
Displays hardware and software details.
Accessibility
Customize the way the keyboard, display or mouse functions.
Administrator
Control
AppLock configuration. (See Chapter 6, “AppLock”.)
Aironet Client Utility
Set the parameters for a Cisco radio. (See section “Start Menu
Program Options”, only present if Cisco radio software installed.)
Certificates
Manage digital certificates used for secure communication.
Date/Time
Set Date, Time, Time Zone, and Daylight Savings.
Dialing
Set dialup properties for internal modems (not supplied/supported by
LXE).
Display
Set background graphic, color scheme appearance, and power scheme
properties.
Input Panel
Select the current key / data input method.
Internet Options
Set General, Connection, Security and Advanced options for Internet
connectivity.
Keyboard
Set key repeat delay and key repeat rate.
Mixer
Adjust the volume, record gain, and sidetone for microphone input.
Mouse
Set the double-click sensitivity for stylus taps on the touchscreen.
Network and Dial
Up Options
Set network driver properties and network access properties.
Owner
Set VX7 owner details.
Password
Set VX7 access password properties.
PC Connection
Control the connection between the VX7 and a local desktop or laptop
computer.
PCMCIA
Manage PCMCIA cards.
Power
Displays the status of all power managed devices.
Regional Settings
Set appearance of numbers, currency, time and date based on regional
and language settings.
Remove Programs
Remove user installed programs in their entirety.
Scanner
Set scanner keyboard wedge, scanner icon appearance, active scanner
port, and scan key settings. Assign baud rate, parity, stop bits and data
bits for available COM ports.
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Option
Function
Storage Manager
Manage storage devices, create partitions.
Stylus
Set double tap sensitivity properties and/or calibrate the touch panel.
System
Review System and Computer data and revision levels. Adjust Storage
and Program memory settings.
Volume and Sounds
Set volume parameters and assign sound wav files to CE .NET events.
About
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | About
Displays hardware and software details.
Tab Title
Contents
Software
GUID, Windows CE Version, OAL Version, Bootloader Version, Compile
Version, FPGA Version and Language
Hardware
CPU Type, Codec Type, FPGA Version, Scanner type, Display, Flash memory,
and DRAM memory
Versions
LXE Utilities, LXE Drivers, LXE Image, LXE API, and Internet Explorer
Network IP
Current network connection IP and MAC address.
User application version information can be shown in the Version window. Version window
information is taken from the registry.
Modify the Registry using the Registry Editor (see section titled “VX7 Utilities”). LXE
recommends caution when editing the Registry and also recommends making a backup copy of
the registry before changes are made.
The registry settings for the Version window are under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \
LXE \ Version in the registry.
Create a new string value under this key. The string name should be the Application name to
appear in the Version window. The data for the value should be the version number to appear in
the Version window.
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Language and Fonts
The Software tab displays any fonts built into the OS image.
Figure 4-3 About Properties, Software
The fonts built into the OS image are noted in the Language section of this tab:
•
English only – No additional fonts are built into the OS
•
Japanese
•
Simplified Chinese
•
Traditional Chinese
•
Korean
The listed Asian fonts are ordered separately and built-in to the VX7 OS image. Built-in fonts are
added to registry entries and are available immediately upon startup. Thai, Hebrew, Arabic and
Cyrillic Russian fonts are available in the (English only) default (extended) fonts.
When an Asian font is copied into the fonts folder on the /System folder; the font works for Asian
web pages, the font works with RFTerm, the font does not work for Asian options in Regional
Settings control panel, the font does not work for naming desktop icons with Asian names, the
font does not work for third-party .NET applications, the font does not work for some third-party
MFC applications.
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Control Panel Options
Identifying Software Versions
The “Versions” tab displays the versions of many of the software programs installed. Not all
installed software installed on the VX7 is included in this list and the list varies depending on the
applications loaded on the VX7. The LXE Image line displays the revision of the system software
installed. Please refer to the last three digits to determine the revision level (i.e.: in the example
below, the revision level is 2BT).
Figure 4-4 About Properties, Versions
Radio MAC Address
The “Network IP” tab displays the MAC address of the radio card.
Figure 4-5 About Properties, Network IP
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Accessibility
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Accessibility
Customize the way the keyboard, sound, display, mouse, automatic reset and notification sound
function. There is no change from general desktop Accessibility options. Adjust the settings and
click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
Figure 4-6 Accessibility Properties, Keyboard
If the StickyKeys option is selected, the Shift, Ctrl and Alt keys become sticky keys. When a
sticky key is pressed and released, the key remains in effect to modify the next keypress.
If the ToggleKeys option is selected, please note that Scroll Lock key does not produce a sound as
the CapsLock and NumLock keys do. This is due to a limitation in the Microsoft Windows CE
.NET operating system.
.
Figure 4-7 Accessibility Properties, Sound
If the SoundSentry option is selected, please note that Scroll Lock does not produce a visual
warning as the CapsLock and NumLock keys do. This is due to a limitation in the Microsoft
Windows CE .NET operating system.
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Administrator Control
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | PC Connection
Use this option to set parameters for computers intended to be used as dedicated, single
application devices. In other words, only the application or feature specified in the AppLock
configuration by the Administrator is available to the user.
LXE devices with the AppLock feature are shipped to boot in Administration mode with no
default password, thus when the device is first booted, the user has full access to the device and no
password prompt is displayed. After the administrator specifies an application to lock, a password
is assigned and the device is rebooted or the hotkey is pressed, the device switches to end-user
mode.
AppLock also contains a component which sets configuration parameters as specified by the
Administrator.
To set the AppLock parameters, please see Chapter 6, “AppLock” for details.
Certificates
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Certificates
Manage digital certificates used for secure communication.
Lists the Stored certificates trusted by the VX7 user. These values may change based on the type
of radio security resident in the client, access point or the host system.
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Date/Time
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Date/Time Icon
Set Date, Time, Time Zone, and Daylight Savings.
Factory Default Settings
Current Time
Midnight
Time Zone
GMT-05:00
Daylight Savings Disabled
Figure 4-8 Date/Time Properties
There is little change from general desktop PC Date/Time Properties options. Adjust the settings
and click the OK box or the Apply button to save the changes. The changes take effect
immediately. Double tapping the time displayed in the Taskbar causes this display to appear.
If an Internet connection is available, click the Sync button to synchronize time with a time server.
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GrabTime can be executed manually at any time by clicking the Sync button on this
control panel.
•
GrabTime can be configured to synchronize the time at boot up. Please see
“Enabling GrabTime”, later in this chapter, for details.
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Dialing
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Dialing
Figure 4-9 Dialing
Set dialup properties for internal modems (not supplied/supported by LXE). Tap the “?” and
follow the instructions in Help.
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Display
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Display Icon
Set background graphic, color scheme appearance, and power scheme properties.
Factory Default Settings
Background
Tile
Appearance
Scheme:
Backlight
Battery Auto Turn Off
Idle Time
External Auto Turn Off
Idle Time
Windows CE
Disable
Windows Standard
Enabled
30 seconds
Enabled
2 minutes
Background
There is no change from general desktop PC Display Properties / Background options. Adjust the
settings and click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
Appearance
No change from general desktop PC Display Properties / Appearance options. Adjust the settings
and click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately. The default is
Windows Standard.
Backlight
Figure 4-10 Display Properties / Backlight Tab
Adjust the settings and click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect
immediately. When the backlight timer expires, the monochrome screen is turned off, the color
transmissive backlight is dimmed not turned off.
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mounted is in motion. This feature required a serial cable connection and is enabled
using the Scanner control panel. Please see “Screen Blanking”, later in this chapter, for
details.
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Input Panel
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Input Panel
Select the current key / data input method.
Factory Default Settings
Input Method
Allow applications to
change input panel state
Keys
Use gestures
Keyboard
Disabled
Small keys
Disabled
Figure 4-11 Input Panel Properties
Use this option to make the Soft Keyboard or the keypad primarily available when entering data.
Selecting Keyboard enables both.
The Input Panel is disabled by default. To enable the input panel, make sure the checkbox for
“Allow applications to change input panel state” is checked and warmboot the VX7.
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Internet Options
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Internet Options
Set General, Connection, Security and Advanced options for Internet connectivity.
Factory Default Settings
General
Start Page
Search Page
Cache Size
Connection
Use LAN
Autodial Name
Proxy Server
Security
Allow cookies
Allow TLS 1.0 security
Allow SSL 2.0 security
Allow SSL 3.0 security
Warn when switching
Advanced
Display web images
Play web sounds
Enable web scripting
Display script error note
Underline links
http://www.lxe.com/
http://www.google.com
512 Kb
Disabled
Blank
Disabled
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
Never
Select a tab. Adjust the settings and click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect
immediately.
Keyboard
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Keyboard Icon
Set key repeat delay and key repeat rate.
Factory Default Settings
Repeat
Enable
Delay
Short
Rate
Slow
Key Map
Preload or 0409
There is no change from general desktop PC Keyboard Properties options. Adjust the settings and
click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
When new key maps are added to the registry, they will appear in the Key Map dropdown list on
the Keyboard Panel.
These values do not affect virtual keyboard taps.
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Mixer
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Mixer Icon
Adjust the volume, record gain, and sidetone for microphone input.
Factory Default Settings
Master Volume 0dB
Record Gain
22.5dB
Sidetone
12.0dB
Input
None
Figure 4-12 Mixer
Select the Input for the mixer. Move the sliders to adjust the decibel level. Tap OK to save the
settings.
Note:
Set Input to “None” when using stereo headphones. Set Input to “Mic1” when using a
mono headset with microphone.
Mouse
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Mouse
Set the double-click sensitivity for stylus taps on the touchscreen or an external mouse.
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Network and Dialup Connections
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Network and Dialup Connections
Create a dialup, direct, or VPN connection on the VX7.
To configure the VX7 to use DHCP or a fixed IP address, select the desired connection. The
default is to obtain an IP address via DHCP.
A static IP address can be assigned by clicking the Specify an IP address radio button and entering
the desired IP address, subnet mask and gateway.
Figure 4-13 Network Connection Properties
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Owner
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Owner Icon
Set VX7 owner details.
Factory Default Settings
Identification
Blank
Notes
Blank
There is no change from general desktop PC Owner Properties display. Enter the information and
click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
Figure 4-14 Owner Properties
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Password
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Password Icon
Set VX7 access/power up password properties.
Factory Default Settings
Password
Blank
At Power On
Disabled
Note:
Once a password is assigned, the Owner and Password Control Panel options require
the password to be entered before the Control Panel option can be accessed. If you
forget the password, it cannot be restored without performing a cold boot on the unit
(which erases all memory).
Enter the password, then type it again to confirm it and click the OK box to save the changes. The
password is immediately in effect.
Tap the Power On checkbox to set whether the user types a password at Power On.
Tap the Screen Saver checkbox to set whether the user types a password to clear the screensaver.
If there is no screensaver chosen, this checkbox is ignored.
Note:
Screensaver option only works with Remote Desktop screensavers.
Figure 4-15 Password Properties
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PC Connection
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | PC Connection
Control the connection between the VX7 and a nearby desktop/laptop computer.
Factory Default Settings
Allow Connection
Enabled
Connect Using
‘USB Client’
Tap the Change button to adjust the settings and click the OK button to save the changes. The
changes take effect immediately.
Unchecking the “Allow connection with …..” disables ActiveSync.
Change ….
Clicking Change lists configured ActiveSync connections. In addition, there is a checkbox for
Automatic Connect. This option applies to USB connection only. If this checkbox is checked,
when the USB cable is connected, the VX7 will automatically try to start ActiveSync over the
USB port. Note that this interferes with processes on the configured port at the same time.
Figure 4-16 Communication / PC Connection Tab
Please refer to the “Backup VX7 Files” section later in this chapter for parameter setting
recommendations.
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PCMCIA
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | PCMCIA
Enable or disable the PCMCIA slots. Information on the card currently in the PCMCIA slots and
the Compact Flash slot is provided.
Factory Default Settings
Disable slot now
Unchecked
The Slot 0 and Slot 1 Tabs contain the same parameters. If a card is present in the slot, a
description of the card is displayed. To disable a slot, check the Disable slot now checkbox and
tap OK. The change takes effect immediately. Slot 0 is the lower slot, labeled “PCMCIA B”. Slot
1 is the upper slot, labeled “PCMCIA A”.
Figure 4-17 PCMCIA Control Tab, Slot 0 and Slot 1
The Slot 2 Tab provides information on the internal Compact Flash ATA drive. There are no user
configurable options.
Figure 4-18 Compact Flash ATA Control Tab, Slot 2
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Power
Displays the status of power managed devices. Note that since the VX7 does not support power
management, all devices show the “high” power level. There are no user options on this screen.
There is no Suspend mode on the VX7.
Figure 4-19 Power Properties
Regional Settings
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Regional Settings
Set the appearance of numbers, currency, time and date based on regional and language settings.
No change from general desktop PC Regional Settings Properties options. Adjust the settings and
click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
Factory Default Settings
Regional Setting
English (United States)
Number
123,456,789.00 / -123,456,789.00 neg
Currency
$123,456,789.00 pos / ($123,456,789.00) neg
Time
h:mm:ss tt (tt=AM or PM)
Date
M/d/yy short / dddd,MMMM,dd,yyyy long
Options (and defaults) for the regional settings depend on the fonts included in the OS image.
Please refer to the section on the About control panel earlier in this chapter for more details.
Remove Programs
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Remove Programs
No change from general desktop Remove Programs options. Select a program and click Remove.
Follow the prompts on the screen to uninstall user-installed only programs. The change takes
effect immediately.
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Scanner
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner
Set scanner keyboard wedge, scanner icon appearance, active scanner port, and scan key settings.
Assign baud rate, parity, stop bits and data bits for available COM ports.
Factory Default Settings
Main
Port 1
Port 2
Power Port 1 while asleep
Send key messages WEDGE
On Delay Ms
COM Ports
Baud Rate
Parity
Stop Bits
Data Bits
Power on Pin 9
Advanced
Strip Leading
Strip Trailing
Prefix
Suffix
Note:
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Disabled
N/A
Enabled
3000
COM1
9600
None
1
8
On
COM3
9600
None
1
8
Off
2
Disabled, 0 Characters
Disabled, 0 Characters
Disabled
Disabled
ActiveSync will not work over a COM port if that COM port is assigned to Port 1 or Port
2 in the Scanner applet as a scanner input. For example, if COM1 is being used by the
scanner, COM1 can’t be used by any other program.
Scanner control panel options may vary with software revision level. To identify
the software revision, please click on the “About” icon in the CE .NET Control
Panel.
The COM3 port is labeled “COM2/3”.
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Main
Figure 4-20 Scanner Properties / Main Tab
Adjust the settings and click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect
immediately.
If “Send Key Messages …” is checked any data scan is converted to keystrokes and sent to the
active window. When this box is not checked, the application will need to use the set of LXE
Scanner APIs to retrieve the data from the scanner driver. Note that this latter method is
significantly faster than using “Wedge”.
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COM Ports
Figure 4-21 Scanner Properties / COM Port Settings
Adjust the settings and click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect
immediately.
The COM1 display contains the same parameters as the COM3 Tab. Adjust the settings and click
the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
Note:
This panel configures the VX7 for an external scanner. It DOES NOT configure the
tethered scanner. Please refer to the documentation for the tethered scanner for
information on configuring the tethered scanner.
Serial Port Pin 9
To configure either COM port to have power (+5V) on Pin 9, check the “Power on pin 9 (+5V)”
checkbox on the appropriate tab. This is required to supply power to an external scanner,
To configure either Com port to have RI on Pin 9, uncheck the “Power on pin 9 (+5V)” checkbox
on the appropriate tab.
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Advanced
Figure 4-22 Scanner Properties / Advanced Settings
The Advanced tab provides options for working with the scanned barcode data. Click the Prefix /
Suffix button for options to:
Note:
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Strip a specified number of characters from the leading end of the barcode data
•
Strip a specified number of characters from the trailing end of the barcode
•
Add a specified prefix to the beginning of the barcode data
•
Add a specified suffix to the end of the barcode data.
Any characters specified to be stripped from the bar code are removed before the prefix
or suffix is appended.
Figure 4-23 Scanner Properties / Advanced Settings
Strip Leading / Trailing Characters
This feature, when enabled, strips the specified number of characters from a barcode, either from
the beginning (leading) or at the end (trailing), or both.
When this feature and the Add Prefix and / or Add Suffix features are both enabled, the leading
and trailing characters are stripped before the prefix or suffix is appended.
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The configuration for stripping leading and trailing characters is specified independently. To
enable, either or both of the checkboxes labeled Strip Leading and Strip Trailing must be checked.
Then the number of characters to be stripped can be typed into the edit control or set using the
spin control on the right of the edit control.
The maximum number of characters that can be stripped is 99 characters for each leading and
trailing number of characters. When the Strip Leading and Strip Trailing checkboxes are blank (or
disabled), the edit controls are disabled; however the last specified number of characters to strip is
retained and dimmed.
When the number of characters to be stripped is greater than the number of characters in the
barcode a good read beep is sounded but all barcode data is discarded.
Add Prefix / Suffix
If Add Prefix and / or Add Suffix are combined with Strip Leading and / or Strip Trailing, the
leading and / or trailing characters are stripped before the prefix or suffix is added.
The mode for Prefix/Suffix feature is determined by the “Send Key Messages (WEDGE)” setting
in the Main tab. When checked (enabled), the prefix/suffix feature is in Key Message mode. Key
message mode sends the prefix, barcode, and suffix to the application with the focus as
keystrokes. In Key message mode all keys on the keypad can be entered.
When the “Send Key Messages” is not checked, Block mode is enabled. Block mode allows
ASCII characters (0x0 – 0x7F), plus backspace, tab, delete, return and escape. In Block mode the
prefix/suffix data is added to the beginning and end of the buffered barcode data that can then be
read by an application from the WDG: device.
Up to 19 characters can be specified for the prefix and up to 19 characters can be specified for the
suffix. The characters can be text or control characters, e.g. tab, carriage return. The characters
can be entered into the prefix and suffix text boxes by typing from the keypad, entering the key’s
hex equivalent, or entering in hat ( ^ ) encoded delimited (8-bit code table) notation.
• To enable the Prefix or Suffix processing, check the associated checkbox. When the box is
checked, the edit controls to the right are enabled. Keys/characters are typed into the edit
control following the checkbox.
• Selecting the Add button then adds the key to the associated list of keys in the read-only
edit control to the right of the Add / Clear buttons. The keys are shown as commadelimited strings.
• To erase the Prefix or Suffix, select the read-only edit control that contains the currently
configured Prefix or Suffix and select the Clear button.
• The Add and Clear buttons function on the control that is selected when the button is
pressed.
• Hex values can be entered by preceding the two digit hex value with ‘0x’. Control
characters can also be entered using the ‘hat’ delimited notation, i.e. ^M for Carriage
Return.
• All keypad keys can be entered by typing the key. Some keypad keys are only valid if in
“Key Message” mode. For example, the Function Keys (F1, PF1) are only valid in “Key
Message” mode.
See “Hat Encoding” and “Decimal-Hexadecimal Chart” at the end of this chapter.
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Screen Blanking
The VX7 can be configured to blank the display when the vehicle to which it is mounted is
moving, eliminating a possible distraction for the driver. When configured properly, the screen
blanking feature provides a tamper resistant method to blank the vehicle screen. The screen
blanking feature consists of Scanner Control Panel Options and a customer supplied cable
connected to one of the COM ports on the VX7. Properly configured, the display is visible only
when the cable provides a signal that the vehicle has stopped.
The customer must supply their own cable. The cable specifications are detail in “Technical
Specifications – Screen Blanking Cable” in Chapter 2, Physical Description and Layout”.
The cable can be hooked to either the COM1 or COM3 port. The COM port used must be
selected in the Scanner control panel.
Screen blanking is configured on the Main tab of the Scanner control panel.
Figure 4-24 Scanner Properties / COM Port Settings
S
Warning
!
If the COM1/COM3 screen blanking and On Delay choices are not shown, the
system load must be updated.
Do not select Screen Ctl for COM1 or COM3 unless you have already attached
the cable described in “Technical Specifications – Screen Blanking Cable” in
Chapter 2, Physical Description and Layout”.
Failure to attach the cable before selecting a screen blanking option will cause
the screen to go blank (and remain blank) until an appropriate cable is attached
to the specified COM port.
Set the desired COM port (Screen ctl for COM1 using the left radio button or COM3 using the
right radio button) and On Delay. Press OK. The On Delay can be used to specify the time (in
milliseconds) before the display turns on. For example, use the On Delay if the switch end of the
cable is attached to the vehicle’s accelerator pedal. Release of the accelerator may mean the truck
is coasting to a stop rather than stationary. Configure the delay to allow time for the vehicle to
coast to a stop.
To disable screen blanking, select COM1 or COM3 to return the selected COM port to normal
operation.
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Operation
To prevent a general user from disabling the screen blanking feature, at least one of the two
following actions must be taken:
•
Password protection can be set via the Password icon in the Windows Control Panel.
Without this password, general users are unable to access the Control Panel to
disable the screen blanking feature. For more information on the Password feature,
please refer “Password”, earlier in this chapter.
•
AppLock can be used to restrict the general user’s access to only a certain program.
Since the user under AppLock cannot access the Control Panel, the user cannot
disable the screen blanking feature. For more information on AppLock, please refer
to Chapter 6, “AppLock”.
Operation of the VX7 is unchanged except for the blank display. The keypad and touchscreen are
still enabled, however any input from they keypad, touchscreen or other device DOES NOT wake
up the display.
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Storage Manager
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Storage Manager
Installed storage devices are listed by device name in the dropdown box. To view information
about the disk or perform store operations, select a device from the list.
On-line help is available for this option.
Topics available are:
•
Manage storage devices
•
Manage disk partitions
•
Creating a new partition
•
Advanced partition features
LXE recommends caution when formatting or dismounting storage devices and when creating
new partitions or deleting partitions on the storage device.
The internal ATA (System) card does not appear in the Storage Manager menu.
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Stylus
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Stylus
Set double tap sensitivity properties and/or calibrate the touch panel.
Double Tap
Follow the instructions on the screen and click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take
effect immediately.
Calibration
Figure 4-25 Stylus Properties / Recalibration Start
Figure 4-26 Stylus Properties / Recalibration
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System
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | System Icon
Review System and Computer data and revision levels. Adjust Storage and Program memory
settings.
Factory Default Settings
General
N/A
Memory
1/3 storage, 2/3 program memory
Device Name
VXC0001
Device
LXE_VXC
Description
Copyrights
N/A
General
Figure 4-27 System / General tab
System:
This screen is presented for information only. The System parameters cannot be
changed by the user.
Computer:
The processor type is listed. The type cannot be changed by the user. The name of
the installed radio card is listed in the dropdown list. Total computer memory and
the identification of the registered user is listed and cannot be changed by the user.
Memory sizes given do not include memory used up by the operating system. Hence, a system
with 64 MB may only report 35 MB memory, since 29 MB is used up by the Windows CE .NET
operating system. This is actual DRAM memory, and does not include internal flash or the
internal ATA card used for storage.
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Memory
Figure 4-28 System / Memory
Move the slider to allocate more memory for programs or storage. If there isn’t enough space for a
file, increase the amount of storage memory. If the VX7 is running slowly, try increasing the
amount of program memory. Adjust the settings and click the OK box to save the changes. The
changes take effect immediately.
Device Name
Figure 4-29 System / Device Name
The device name and description can be changed. Enter the name and description using either the
keypad or the Input Panel and tap OK to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
Copyrights
This screen is presented for information only. The Copyrights information cannot be changed by
the user.
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Volume and Sounds
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Volume & Sounds Icon
Set volume parameters and assign sound wav files to CE .NET events.
Factory Default Settings
Volume
Events
Enabled
Application
Enabled
Notifications
Enabled
Volume
Middle of Bar
Key click
Loud
Screen tap
Loud
Sounds
Scheme
LOUD!
Follow the instructions on the screen and click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take
effect immediately.
Figure 4-30 Volume and Sounds
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Backup VX7 Files using ActiveSync
Using Microsoft ActiveSync version 3.7 or higher, you can synchronize information on your
desktop computer with the VX7 and vice versa. Synchronization compares the data on your VX7
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.
If the VX7 is connected to a PC by a RS-232 or USB cable, disconnect the cable from the VX7
and reconnect.
Check that the correct connection is selected (Serial or USB “Client”).
Note:
By default, ActiveSync does not automatically synchronize all types of information. Use
ActiveSync Options to specify the types of information you want to synchronize. The
synchronization process makes the data (in the information types you select) identical on
both your desktop computer and your device.
When installation of ActiveSync is complete on your desktop computer, the ActiveSync Setup
Wizard begins and starts the following processes:
•
connect your device to your desktop computer,
•
set up a partnership so you can synchronize information between your device and
your desktop computer, and
•
customize your synchronization settings.
Because ActiveSync is already installed on your device, your first synchronization process begins
automatically when you finish setting up your desktop computer in the ActiveSync wizard.
Prerequisites
VX7 and ActiveSync Partnership
A partnership between the VX7 and ActiveSync has been established. See section “ActiveSync –
Initial Setup” in Chapter 1 “Introduction”, “Getting Started”.
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A desktop or laptop PC with an available serial port and a VX7 with a serial port.
The desktop or laptop PC must be running Windows 95, 98, NT or 2000.
•
Null modem cable with all control lines connected. LXE recommends using the null
modem cable part number listed in Chapter 1 “Introduction”, subsection
“Accessories”.
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USB Transfer
•
A desktop or laptop PC with an available USB port and a VX7 with a USB port. The
desktop or laptop PC must be running Windows 98 SR2 or Windows 2000.
•
A standard USB cable with a type A plug on one end, and a type B plug on the
other.
Connect
Connect the modem cable to the PC (the host) and the VX7 (the client). Select “Connect” from the
Start Menu on the VX7 (Start | Programs | Communications | Connect).
Note:
Run “Connect” when the “Get Connected” wizard on the host PC is checking COM
ports to establish a connection for the first time.
Note:
USB will start automatically when the cable is connected, not requiring you to select
“Connect” from the Start menu.
Explore
From the ActiveSync Dialog on the Desktop PC, click on the Explore button, which allows you to
explore the VX7 from the PC side, with some limitations. You can copy files to or from the VX7
by drag-and-drop. You will not be allowed to delete files or copy files out of the \Windows
directory on the VX7. (Technically, the only files you cannot delete or copy are ones marked as
system files in the original build of the Windows CE image. This, however, includes most of the
files in the \Windows directory).
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Disconnect
Serial Connection
•
•
Disconnect the cable from the VX7.
Click the status bar icon in the lower right hand corner of the status bar. Then click
the Disconnect button.
•
•
Disconnect the cable from the VX7.
Click the status bar icon in the lower right hand corner of the status bar. Then click
the Disconnect button.
•
Click the status bar icon in the lower right hand corner of the status bar. Then click
the Disconnect button.
USB Connection
Radio Connection
Important Information – Cold Boot and Loss of Host Re-connection
ActiveSync assigns a partnership between a client and a host computer. A partnership is defined
by two objects -- a unique computer name and a random number generated when the partnership
is first created. An ActiveSync partnership between a unique client can be established to two
hosts.
If the VX7 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 VX7 tries to reestablish the partnership with the same host PC, a new random
number is generated for the VX7 and ActiveSync will insist the unique name of the VX7 be
changed. If the VX7 is associated with a second host, changing the name will destroy that
partnership as well. This can cause some confusion when re-establishing partnerships with hosts.
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Troubleshooting
ActiveSync on the host says that a device is trying to connect, but it cannot identify it
One or more control lines are not connected. This is usually a cable problem, but on a laptop or
other device, it may indicate a bad serial port.
ActiveSync indicator on the host (disc in the toolbar tray) turns green and spins as soon as you
connect the cable, before clicking the Connect icon (or REPLLOG.EXE in the Windows
directory).
One or more control lines are tied together incorrectly. This is usually a cable problem, but on a
laptop or other device, it may indicate a bad serial port.
ActiveSync indicator on the host turns green and spins, but connection never occurs
Baud rate of connection is not supported or detected by host. Try forcing ActiveSync on the
desktop PC to use a specific baud rate and set the VX7 to use the same baud rate.
-orIncorrect or broken data lines in cable.
ActiveSync indicator on the host remains gray
The host doesn’t know you are trying to connect. May mean a bad cable, with no control lines
connected, or an incompatible baud rate. Try the connection again, with a known-good cable.
Testing connection with a terminal emulator program, or a serial port monitor
You can use HyperTerminal or some other terminal emulator program to do a rough test of
ActiveSync. Set the terminal emulator to 8 bits, no parity, 1 stop bits, and the same baud rate as
the connection on the CE device. After double-clicking REPLLOG.EXE on the CE device, the
word “CLIENT” appears on the display in ASCII format. When using a serial port monitor, you
see the host echo “CLIENT”, followed by “SERVER”. After this point, the data stream becomes
straight (binary) PPP.
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1.
On the VX7, select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Network and Dialup Connections. A
window is displayed showing the existing connections.
2.
Assuming the one you want does not exist, double-click Make New Connection.
3.
Give the new connection an appropriate name. Click the Direct Connection radio button.
Click the Next button.
4.
From the popup menu, choose the port you want to connect to. Only the available ports are
shown.
5.
Click the Configure... button.
6.
Under the Port Settings tab, choose the appropriate baud rate. Data bits, parity, and stop bits
remain at 8, none, and 1, respectively.
7.
Under the Call Options tab, be sure to turn off Wait for dial tone, since a direct connection
will not have a dial tone. Set the timeout parameter (default is 90 seconds). Click OK.
8.
TCP/IP Settings should not need to change from defaults. Click the Finish button to create
the new connection.
9.
Close the Remote Networking window.
10. To activate the new connection select Start | Settings | Control Panel | PC Connection and
click the Change button.
11. Select the new connection. Click OK twice.
12. Close the Control Panel window.
13. Connect the desktop PC to the VX7 with the appropriate cable.
14. Click the desktop Connect icon to test the new connection.
You can activate the connection by double-clicking on the specific connection icon in the Remote
Networking window, but this will only start an RAS (Remote Access Services) session, and does
not start ActiveSync properly.
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Technical Specifications – Connection Cable
The exact serial cable is crucial. Many commercial null modem cables will not work. LXE
recommends the following cable:
Serial cable:
9000A054CBL6D9D9
5
1
9
6
Pinout:
DB9 female
DB9 female
1
7
2
3
3
2
4
6, 8
5
5
6, 8
4
7
1
9
no connection
Figure 4-31 Pinout – Serial Cable for Synchronization
Some laptop devices do not properly implement all control lines on the serial port – the laptop
connection will not work.
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VX7 Utilities
The following files are pre-loaded by LXE.
LAUNCH.EXE
Launch works in coordination with registry settings to allow drivers or applications to be loaded
automatically into DRAM at system startup. Registry settings control what gets launched; see the
App Note for information on these settings. For examples, you can look at the registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ LXE \ Persist
Launch will execute .CAB files, .BAT files, or .EXE files.
App Note
All applications to be installed into persistent memory must be in the form of Windows CE CAB
files. These CAB files exist as separate files from the main installation image, and are copied to
the CE device using ActiveSync, or using a Compact Flash ATA card. The CAB files are copied
from ATA or using ActiveSync Explore into the folder System, which is the persistent storage
virtual drive. Then, information is added to the registry, if desired, to make the CAB file autolaunch at startup.
The registry information needed is under the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ LXE \
Persist, as follows. The main subkey is any text, and is a description of the file. Then 3 mandatory
values are added:
FileName is the name of the CAB file, with the path (usually \System).
Installed is a DWORD value of 0, which changes to 1 once auto-launch installs the file.
FileCheck is the name of a file to look for to determine if the CAB file is installed. This
will be the name of one of the files (with path) installed by the CAB file. Since the CAB
file installs into DRAM, when memory is lost this file is lost, and the CAB file must be
reinstalled.
There are three optional fields that may be added:
Order is used to force a sequence of events. Order=0 is first, and Order=99 is last.
Two items which have the same order will be installed in the same pass, but not in a
predictable sequence.
Delay is used to add a delay after the item is loaded, before the next is loaded. The delay
is given in seconds, and defaults to 0 if not specified. If the install fails (or the file to be
installed is not found), the delay does not occur.
PCMCIA is used to indicate that the file (usually a CAB file) being loaded is a radio
driver, and the PCMCIA slots should be started after this file is loaded. By default, the
PCMCIA slots are off on powerup, to prevent the “Unidentified PCMCIA Slot” dialog
from appearing. Once the drivers are loaded, the slot can be turned on. The value in the
PCMCIA field is a DWORD, representing the number of seconds to wait after installing
the CAB file, but before activating the slot (a latency to allow the thread loading the
driver to finish installation). The default value of 0 means the slot is not powered on.
The default values for the default radio drivers (listed below) is 1, meaning one second
elapses between the CAB file loading and the slot powering up.
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The auto-launch process proceeds as follows:
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The launch utility opens the registry database and reads the list of CAB files to autolaunch.
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First it looks for FileName to see if the CAB file is present. If not, the registry entry
is ignored. If it is present, and the Installed flag is not set, auto-launch makes a copy
of the CAB file (since it gets deleted by installation), and runs the Microsoft utility
WCELOAD to install it.
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If the Installed flag is set, auto-launch looks for the FileCheck file. If it is present,
the CAB file is installed, and that registry entry is complete. If the FileCheck file is
not present, memory has been lost, and the utility calls WCELOAD to reinstall the
CAB file.
•
Then, the whole process repeats for the next entry in the registry, until all registry
entries are analyzed.
•
To force execution every time (for example, for AUTOEXEC.BAT), use a
FileCheck of “dummy”, which will never be found, forcing the item to execute.
•
For persist keys specifying .EXE or .BAT files, the executing process is started, and
then Launch will continue, leaving the loading process to run independently. For
other persist keys (including .CAB files), Launch will wait for the loading process
to complete before continuing. This is important, for example, to ensure that a .CAB
file is installed before the .EXE files from the .CAB file are run.
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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:
Registry information is already in the default image for the following:
; these keys load the appropriate radio driver
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\Summit Radio]
"FileName"="\SYSTEM\SUMMIT.CAB"
"Installed"=dword:1
"FileCheck"="\WINDOWS\SDCCFG10G.DLL"
"Order"=dword:02
"Delay"=dword:0
"PCMCIA"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\Cisco Radio]
"FileName"="\SYSTEM\CISCO.CAB"
"Installed"=dword:0
"FileCheck"="\WINDOWS\CISCO.DLL"
"Order"=dword:02
"Delay"=dword:0
"PCMCIA"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\Symbol Radio]
"FileName"="\SYSTEM\SYMBOL.CAB"
"Installed"=dword:0
"FileCheck"="\WINDOWS\NICTT.EXE"
"Order"=dword:02
"Delay"=dword:0
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"PCMCIA"=dword:1
; this key loads the RFID driver (N/A to VX7)
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\RFID]
"FileName"="\WINDOWS\RFID.CAB"
"FileCheck"="\WINDOWS\RFID_WDG.DLL"
"Order"=dword:12
; this key installs RFTERM from the CAB file
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\LXE TE]
"FileName"="\SYSTEM\RFTERM.CAB"
"Installed"=dword:0
"FileCheck"="\WINDOWS\LXE\RFTERM.EXE"
"Order"=dword:10
"Delay"=dword:0
; this key runs RFTERM as a startup app
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\RFTERM]
"FileName"="\WINDOWS\LXE\RFTERM.EXE"
"Installed"=dword:0
"FileCheck"="dummy"
"Order"=dword:40
"Delay"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\Java]
"FileName"="\SYSTEM\JEODE.CAB"
"Installed"=dword:0
"FileCheck"="\WINDOWS\EVM.EXE"
"Order"=dword:30
"Delay"=dword:0
; this key installs APPLOCK from the CAB file
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\AppLockInstall]
"FileName"="\SYSTEM\APPLOCK.CAB"
"FileCheck"="\WINDOWS\APPLOCK.EXE"
"Order"=dword:0
; this key runs the APPLOCK prep app
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\AppLockPrep]
"FileName"="\SYSTEM\APPLOCKPREP.EXE"
"FileCheck"="dummy"
"Order"=dword:1
; this key runs the APPLOCK main app
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\AppLockInstall]
"FileName"="\SYSTEM\APPLOCK.EXE"
"FileCheck"="dummy"
"Order"=dword:63
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\AUTOEXEC]
"FileName"="\SYSTEM\AUTOEXEC.BAT"
"Installed"=dword:0
"FileCheck"="dummy"
"Order"=dword:50
"Delay"=dword:0
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\Avalanche]
"FileCheck"="\\System\\avalanche\\model.dat"
"Installed"=dword:00000000
"PCMCIA"=dword:00000000
"Delay"=dword:00000000
"Order"=dword:00000004
"FileName"="\\System\\LXEAVA.CAB"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\AvaLaunch]
"Order"=dword:00000005
"FileName"="\\System\\Avalanche\\Avainit.exe"
"FileCheck"="dummy"
"Delay"=dword:00000000
"PCMCIA"=dword:00000000
"Installed"=dword:00000000
Registry entries may vary depending on software revision level and options
ordered with the VX7.
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LAUNCH.EXE and Persistent Storage
If any of the following directories are created in the \System folder, Launch automatically copies
all of the files in these directories to the respective folder on the flash drive:
Note:
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AppMgr
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Desktop
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Favorites
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Fonts
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Help
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Programs
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Recent
Files in the Startup folder are executed, but only from \System\Startup. They are not
copied to another directory.
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REGEDIT.EXE
Registry Editor – LXE recommends caution when editing the Registry and also recommends
making a backup copy of the registry before changes are made.
REGLOAD.EXE
Double-tapping a registry settings file (e.g. REG) causes RegLoad to open the file and make the
indicated settings in the registry. This is similar to how RegEdit works on a desktop PC. The
.REG file format is the same as on the desktop PC.
REGDUMP.EXE
Registry dump – Saves a copy of the registry as a text file. The file, REG.TXT, is located in the
root folder.
Note:
The REG.TXT file is not saved in persistent storage. To use the REG.TXT file as a
reference in the even of a coldboot, LXE recommends copying the file to the \SYSTEM
directory on the VX7 or storing a copy of the file on a PC.
WARMBOOT.EXE
Double click this file to warm boot the computer (i.e., all RAM is preserved). It automatically
saves the registry before rebooting which means configuration changes are not lost.
WAVPLAY.EXE
Double tapping a sound file (e.g. WAV) causes WavPlay to open the file and run it in the
background.
VX7 Command-line Utilities
Command line utilities can be executed by Start | Run | [program name].
COLDBOOT.EXE
Command line utility which performs a cold boot (all RAM is erased).
Passwords are lost upon cold boot. If a password is set, that password must be entered to begin the
cold boot power cycle process.
PrtScrn.EXE
Command line utility which performs a screen print and saves the file in .BMP format in the
\System folder. Tap Start | Run | and 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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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 VX7. It
is intended as an addition to the standard Microsoft Windows CE API documentation. Details of
many of the calls in the LXE guide may be found in Microsoft’s documentation.
The APIs documented in the programming guide are included in the file LXEAPI.DLL, which is
in the standard Windows CE image on the VX7.
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 VX7 images with a version number of 1.2 or higher (as
displayed on the screen during bootup).
A full SDK is now included for Microsoft Embedded Visual C++ 4.0 (which is available free on
the Microsoft website).
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Reflash the VX7
Note:
When reflashing, LXE recommends using a Compact Flash (CF) card that is greater
than 64MB. Files to be loaded on the CF card are: NK.BIN, EBOOT.NB0, XSCALE.BIT
Requirements:
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A screwdriver (not supplied by LXE)
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PCMCIA to CF card adapter
Preparation
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LXE recommends that installation of the CF card be performed on a clean, well-lit
surface.
•
Loosen the captive screws securing the user access panel cover. The cover is
tethered to the VX7.
How To: Reflash using Keypress Method
For information on identifying the platform version of your VX7, please see
“Identifying your VX7” in Chapter 2, “Physical Description and Layout”.
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1.
Place the PCMCIA adapter containing the CF card with new image files on it in the PCMCIA
slot next to the radio.
2.
Double-click My Computer, then Storage Card folder.
3.
Select NK.BIN, EBOOT.NB0, XSCALE.BIT. Select Edit | Copy.
4.
Tap Back Arrow. Doubleclick \System folder.
5.
Select Edit | Paste. When asked “Overwrite ?”, click Yes to All.
6.
When the copy process finishes, remove the he PCMCIA adapter containing the CF card.
7.
Select Start | Run and type Coldboot.
8.
Select one of the options below, as appropriate:
Platform 1 VX7’s
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Wait for the “Loading system from ATA” toolbar to appear. When it does, press
and release the Power button. When the “Press power switch again for
confirmation” message appears, the Power button must be pressed and released in
the next three seconds to confirm the reload. If the Power button is not pressed
during the three second period, the operating system resumes loading.
Platform 2 VX7’s:
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Wait for the “Loading system from ATA” toolbar to appear. When it does, press
and release the “A” key. When the “confirmation” message appears, “Y” key must
be pressed and released in the next three seconds to confirm the reload. If the “Y”
key is not pressed during the three second period, the operating system resumes
loading.
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9.
The VX7 automatically reboots after flashing the bootloader. “Loading OS Image” is
displayed on the screen and when the new OS finishes loading, all software upgrades are
complete.
10. Secure the user access cover using the captive screws. The touchscreen must be re-calibrated.
How To: Reflash using TAG file Method
This method requires software revision 2BT or greater. To identify the software
revision, please click on the “About” icon in the CE .NET Control Panel.
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1.
Place the PCMCIA adapter containing the CF card with new image files on it in the PCMCIA
slot next to the radio.
2.
Double-click My Computer, then Storage Card folder.
3.
Select NK.BIN, EBOOT.NB0, XSCALE.BIT. Select Edit | Copy.
4.
Tap Back Arrow. Doubleclick \System folder.
5.
Select Edit | Paste. When asked “Overwrite ?”, click Yes to All.
6.
Additionally a REFLASH.TAG file is needed to trigger the reflash. This file can be created
on the VX7 or copied to it along with the system files. The contents of the file are
unimportant; but the file must be named REFLASH.TAG and it must be in the \System folder
with the new system load.
7.
When the copy process finishes, remove the he PCMCIA adapter containing the CF card.
8.
Select Start | Run and type Coldboot.
9.
When booting, the VX7 looks for a file named REFLASH.TAG in the \System folder.
•
When this file is encountered, the VX7 loads a new bootloader image (eboot.nb0)
into the boot flash. The tag file is deleted and the VX7 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 VX7 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 VX7 automatically reboots after flashing the bootloader. “Loading OS Image” is
displayed on the screen and when the new OS finishes loading, all software upgrades are
complete
11. Secure the user access cover using the captive screws. The touchscreen must be re-calibrated.
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Clearing Persistent Storage
The coldboot utility sets all registry settings back to LXE factory defaults. No other clearing is
available or necessary.
Keyboard Backlighting
This VX7 keyboards illuminate the individual keys
60-Key Keyboard
The keyboard is manually controlled by pressing <2nd> + <CTRL> + <F10> when using the 60key keyboard. This key sequence immediately changes the state of the keyboard backlight as
follows:
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Turns the backlight Off if it is currently On.
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Turns the backlight On if it is currently Off.
95-Key Keyboard
The keyboard backlight is manually controlled using the “backlight” key in the upper
right hand corner of the keyboard. Pressing the backlight key cycles the keyboard
backlight through the levels of backlight intensity:
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Off
•
Maximum intensity
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Medium intensity
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Low intensity.
Changing the Display Resolution
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information on identifying the platform version of your VX7, please see
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The default resolution of the VX7 display is 800 x 600 pixels. An optional resolution of 640 x
480 pixels is supported.
To change the display resolution to 640 x 480 pixels, run \Windows\dvx7_640x480.reg and
perform a warmboot.
To change the display resolution to 800 x 600 pixels, run \Windows\dvx7_800x600.reg and
perform a warmboot.
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These utilities configure the display resolution on warmboot. After a coldboot, the
default resolution of 800 x 600 pixels is enabled.
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Disabling the Touchscreen
To disable the touchscreen, run \Windows\TouchDisable.reg and perform a warmboot.
To enable the touchscreen, run \Windows\TouchEnable.reg and perform a warmboot.
Note:
These utilities affect the behavior of the touchscreen on warmboot. After a coldboot, the
touchscreen is enabled.
Disabling the Touchscreen Heater
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The touchscreen heater can only be disabled on Platform 2 VX7’s. For more
information on identifying the platform version of your VX7, please see
“Identifying your VX7” in Chapter 2, “Physical Description and Layout”.
The touchscreen heater installed in extended temperature VX7’s may be disabled.
To disable the touchscreen heater, run \Windows\HeaterDisable.reg and perform a warmboot.
To enable the touchscreen heater, run \Windows\HeaterEnable.reg and perform a warmboot.
Note:
These utilities affect the behavior of the touchscreen heater on warmboot. After a
coldboot, the touchscreen heater is enabled.
Configuring NumLock Behavior
To set NumLock status to On after a warmboot, run \Windows\NumLockOn.reg and perform a
warmboot.
To set NumLock status to Off after a warmboot, run \Windows\NumLockOff.reg and perform a
warmboot.
Note:
The current status of NumLock can be changed with the <2nd> <SHIFT> <F10>
keypress sequence, however this method does not change NumLock behavior upon
reboot.
Note:
These utilities affect the behavior of the NumLock on warmboot. After a coldboot,
NumLock is enabled.
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Configuring CapsLock Behavior
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The CapsLock behavior can only be changed on VX7’s with software revision
1ED or greater. For more information on identifying the software version of your
VX7, please see “Identifying your VX7” in Chapter 2, “Physical Description and
Layout”.
To set CapsLock status to On after a warmboot, run \Windows\CapsLockOn.reg and perform a
warmboot.
To set CapsLock status to Off after a warmboot, run \Windows\CapsLockOff.reg and perform a
warmboot.
Note:
Setting CapsLock to On using this method does not display the CapsLock icon in the
Windows CE taskbar,
Note:
The current status of CapsLock can be changed with the CapsLock key (95-key
keyboard) or the CAPS key (60—key keyboard), however this method does not change
CapsLock behavior upon reboot.
Note:
These utilities affect the behavior of the CapsLock on warmboot. After a coldboot,
CapsLock is disabled.
Configuring IPv6
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The ability to disable IPv6 is only present on VX7’s with software revision 1ED or
greater. For more information on identifying the software version of your VX7,
please see “Identifying your VX7” in Chapter 2, “Physical Description and
Layout”.
By default, IPv6 is enabled and an IPv6 broadcast message is sent on power up.
To disable IPv6, run \Windows\ipv6Disable.reg and perform a warmboot.
To enable IPv6, run \Windows\ipv6Enable.reg and perform a warmboot.
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These utilities affect the behavior of IPv6 on warmboot. After a coldboot, IPv6 is
enabled.
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Enabling GrabTime
Enabling GrabTime
The ability to enable GrabTime to run automatically is only present on VX7’s with
software revision 2BT or greater. For more information on identifying the
software version of your VX7, please see “Identifying your VX7” in Chapter 2,
“Physical Description and Layout”.
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The VX7 has a GrabTime utility which can be used to synchronize the VX7 with a time server
(via an Internet connection) at boot up.
By default, GrabTime does not run automatically.
To enable GrabTime to run automatically at start up, run \Windows\tmsync.reg and perform a
warmboot. For more detail, see “LAUNCH.EXE”, earlier in this chapter.
Note:
These utility affects the behavior of GrabTime warmboot. After a coldboot, GrabTime is
disabled.
GrabTime can also executed manually by using the Sync button on the Date/Time control panel.
See “Date/Time”, earlier in this chapter, for more details.
Network Configuration
There are two networking options available for the VX7:
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2.4GHz wireless radios
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Ethernet (RJ-45) connector.
2.4 GHz Wireless Radios
Please refer to the appropriate section earlier in this chapter for configuring the Summit, Cisco or
Symbol radio.
Ethernet Connector
When the VX7 is networked using the Ethernet connector, the VX7’s networking options are set
via the Microsoft Windows CE .NET Control Panel.
For more information on configuring the Microsoft Windows CE .NET network
settings, please refer to the Help feature or commercially available Windows CE
.NET networking literature.
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Chapter 5 Wireless Network Configuration
Introduction
The VX7 computer offers a choice of Summit, Cisco or Symbol radios. The Summit radio is an
802.11g radio. The Cisco and Symbol radios are 802.11b radios. The radio can be configured for
no encryption, WEP encryption or WPA security (N/A with Symbol radio).
Certificates are necessary for many of the WPA authentications. Please refer to the “Certificates”
section at the end of this chapter for more information on generating and installing certificates.
Please refer to the table below for the security options supported for each radio type.
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Radio Type
Security Options
Supported
Summit
Cisco
Symbol
None
Yes
Yes
Yes
WEP
Yes
Yes
Yes
LEAP
Yes
Yes
Yes
WPA-PSK
Yes
Yes
No
WPA/LEAP
Yes
Yes
No
PEAP-MSCHAP
Yes
Yes
No
PEAP-GTC
No
Yes
No
EAP-TLS
No
Yes
No
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Summit Radio
The Summit radio requires software revision 2BT or greater. All VX7’s with a
Summit radio ship with this software revision or greater. To identify the software
revision, please click on the “About” icon in the CE .NET Control Panel.
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Please refer to the “LXE Security Primer” to prepare the Authentication Server and
Access Point for VX7 communication.
It is important that all dates are correct on CE computers when using any type of
certificate. Certificates are date sensitive and if the date is not correct authentication
will fail.
The Summit radio is an 802.11g radio, capable of both 802.11b and 802.11g data rates. This
radio supports no encryption, WEP, LEAP or WPA (PEAP-MSCHAP, WPA/LEAP and WPAPSK).
Summit Client Utility
Note:
When making changes to profile parameters, the VX7 should be warmbooted afterwards.
Access:
Start | Programs | Summit | SCU or SCU Icon on Desktop
Figure 5-1 Summit Client Utility
The Main tab provides information, admin login and active config (profile) selection.
Profile specific parameters are found on the Config tab. The parameters on this tab can be set to
unique values for each profile.
The Status tab contains information on the current connection.
The Diags tab provides utilities to troubleshoot the radio.
Global parameters are found on the Global Settings tab. The values for these parameters apply to
all profiles.
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Wireless Zero Config Utility and the Summit Radio
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The WZC utility has an icon in the toolbar that looks like networked computers with
a red X through them, indicating that Wireless Zero Config application is enabled
but the connection is inactive at this time (the VX7 is not connected to a network).
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You can use either the Wireless Zero Configuration Utility or the Summit Client
Utility to connect to your network.
Select ThirdPartyConfig in the Active Config drop down list as the active profile. Warmboot
the VX7. The Summit Client Utility passes control to Wireless Zero Config and the WZC
Wireless Information control panel. Using the options in the Wireless Zero Config panels, setup
radio and security settings.
To switch back to Summit Client radio control, select any other profile in the SCU Active Config
drop down list, except ThirdPartyConfig. Warmboot the VX7. Radio control is passed to the
SCU.
Main Tab
Figure 5-2 SCU – Main Tab
The Main tab displays information about the radio including:
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SCU (Summit Client Utility) version
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Driver version
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Regulatory Domain
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Copyright Info
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Active Config (profile) – Select from the profiles created using the Config tab.
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Status of the radio (Down, Associated, etc).
The Disable Radio button can be used to disable the radio card. Once disabled, the button label
changes to Enable Radio. By default, the radio is enabled.
The Admin Login button provides access to editing radio parameters as well as adding, renaming
and deleting profiles. Config and Global parameters may only be edited after entering the Admin
Login password. The Active Config may be changed without logging in. Once logged in, the
button label changes to Admin Logout. The admin is also automatically logged out when the
SCU is exited.
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Admin Login
To login to Admin mode, click the Admin login button.
Figure 5-3 Admin Password Entry
Enter the Admin password and press OK. If the password is incorrect, an error message is
displayed. The default password is SUMMIT.
Note:
The password is case sensitive!
The Admin password can be changed on the Global Settings tab.
The end user can:
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View the current parameter settings for the profiles on the Config tab
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View the global parameter settings on the Global Settings tab.
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The current connection details on the Status tab
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Radio status, software versions and regulatory domain on the Main tab
After Admin login, the use can also:
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Turn radio On/Off on the Main tab
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Select active Config (Profile) on the Main tab
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Create, edit, rename and delete profiles on the Config tab
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Edit global parameters on the Global Setting tabs
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Config Tab
Note:
If the Admin password is not entered, the user can view the config parameter settings but
cannot make any changes. The buttons on this tab are grayed out if the user is not
logged in.
Figure 5-4 SCU – Config Tab
When logged in as an Admin (see the Main tab), use the Config tab to manage profiles:
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Rename – Gives the profile a new, unique name. If the new name is not unique, an
error message is displayed and the profile is not renamed.
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Delete – Deletes the profile. The current active profile cannot be deleted. In that
case, an error message is displayed and the profile is not deleted.
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New – Creates a new profile with the default settings (see the table below) and
prompts for a name. The name must be unique. If not, an error message is displayed
and the profile is not created.
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Commit – Ensures that the profile settings made on this screen are saved in the
profile.
When not logged in, the parameters can be viewed, but cannot be changed.
Parameters
IMPORTANT – Remember to click the Commit button after making changes to ensure the
changes are saved.
Config
A string of 1 to 32 alphanumeric characters, name of the Config or Profile
Default:
Default
SSID
A string of up to 32 alphanumeric characters, the Service Set Identifier (SSID) of the WLAN to
which the radio connects
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Client Name
A string of up to 16 characters – Name assigned to the radio and the device using the radio. The
client name may be passed to networking radio devices, e.g. Access Points.
Default:
Blank
Power Save
Power save mode.
Options:
CAM = Constantly Awake Mode, power save off
Default:
CAM
Tx Power
Desired transmit power.
Options:
Maximum = Max power for current regulatory domain
50, 30, 10 or 1 mW
Default:
Maximum
Bit Rate
Options:
Auto = Rate negotiated automatically with the AP
1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 or 54 Mbit
Default:
Auto
Radio Mode
Specify 802.11g and/or 802.11b when communicating with AP.
Options:
B rates only
B + G rates
Default:
B + G rates
Auth Type
802.11 authentication type used when associating with AP
Options:
Open
Shared key
LEAP
Default:
Open
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LEAP (not WPA) and the AP is configured for network EAP only. In this case, set the
Auth Type radio parameter to “LEAP”.
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EAP Type
Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) type used for 802.1x authentication to AP
Options:
None
LEAP
EAP-FAST
PEAP-MSCHAP
PEAP-GTC
EAP-TLS
Default:
None
Note:
The EAP type chosen determines if the Credentials button is active. Available entries on
the Credentials pop up window vary by EAP type chosen.
Encryption
Type of encryption used to protect transmitted data.
Options:
None
Manual WEP
Auto WEP
WPA PSK
WPA TKIP
WPS2 PSK
WPA2 TKIP
WPA2 AES
CCKM TKIP
CCKM AES
Default:
None
Note:
The Encryption type chosen determines if the WEP/PSK Keys button is active.
Available entries on the pop up window vary by encryption type chosen.
IMPORTANT – The settings for Auth Type, EAP Type and Encryption depend on the security
type chosen. Please refer to “Summit Wireless Security”, later in this chapter, to
determine the proper settings for the security type implemented on the wireless LAN.
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Status Tab
Figure 5-5 SCU – Status Tab
This screen provides information on the radio:
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The config profile being used
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The client name, IP address and MAC address
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The status of the radio card (down, associated, etc.)
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The name, IP address and MAC address of the Access Point (AP) maintaining the
connection to the network
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Signal strength (changes with network activity)
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Channel currently being used for wireless traffic
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Current transmit power in mW
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Bit rate in Mbit.
There are no user entries on this screen.
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Diags Tab
Figure 5-6 SCU – Diags Tab
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(Re)connect – Use this button to apply (or reapply) the current config profile and
attempt to associate or authenticate to the wireless LAN. All activity is logged in the
Diagnostic Output box on the lower part of the screen.
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Diagnostics – Also attempts to (re)connect to the wireless LAN. However, this
option provides more data in the Diagnostic Output box than the (Re)connect option.
This data dump includes radio state, profile settings, global settings, and a list of
broadcast SSID APs. (Not available in this release)
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Upd. Driver – Use this button to update the radio driver. (Not available in this
release)
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Start Ping – Start a continuous ping to the IP address specified in the text box to the
right of this button. Once the button is clicked, the ping begins and the button label
changes to Stop Ping. Clicking the button ends the ping. The ping also ends when
any other button on this screen is clicked or the user browses away from the Diags
tab. The results of the ping are displayed in the Diagnostic Output box.
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Site Survey – (Not available in this release)
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Release/Renew – Obtain a new IP address through release and renew. All activity is
logged in the Diagnostic Output box. If a fixed IP address has been assigned to the
radio, this is also noted in the Diagnostic Output box. Note that the current IP
address is displayed above this button.
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Global Settings Tab
The parameters on the global settings tab can be changed when an Admin is logged on. Without
the admin login, the current values for the parameters can be viewed, but they cannot be edited.
Figure 5-7 SCU – Global Settings Tab
Parameters
IMPORTANT – Remember to click the Commit button after making changes to ensure the
changes are saved.
RX Diversity
How to handle antennas diversity when receiving packets from AP.
Options:
Main Only = use main antenna only
Aux Only = use aux. antenna only
On-start on Main = On startup use main antenna
On-start on Aux = On startup use aux antenna
Default:
On-start on Main
!
For a VX7 with a single external antenna, use Main Only. For a VX7 with
either dual external antennas or an internal antenna, use On-start on main.
TX Diversity
How to handle antenna diversity when transmitting packets to AP.
Options:
Main only = Main antenna only
Aux only = Aux antenna only
On = Use diversity
Default:
On
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external antennas or an internal antenna, use On.
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Preamble
Type of radio preamble or header for packets.
Options:
Auto, Short, Long
Default:
Auto
G Short Slot
802.11g short slot timing mode.
Options:
Auto, On, Off
Default:
Auto
Roam Trigger
If signal strength is less than this trigger value, the radio looks for a different AP with a stronger
signal.
Options:
-50, -55, -60, -65, -70, -75 dBm
Default:
-65 dBm
Roam Delta
Amount by which the new AP’s signal strength must exceed the current AP’s signal strength
before roaming is attempted.
Options:
5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 dBm
Default:
10 dBm
Roam Period
The amount of time to be used to collect signal strength information from an AP before a roaming
decision is made.
Options:
5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 50 sec
Default:
10 seconds
Frag Thresh
If the packet size (in bytes) exceeds the specified number of bytes set in the fragment threshold,
the packet is fragmented (sent as several pieces instead of as one block). Use a low setting in areas
where communication is poor or where there is a great deal of radio interference.
Options:
256 to 2346
Default:
2346
RTS Thresh
If the packet size exceeds the specified number of bytes set in the Request to Send (RTS)
threshold, an RTS is sent before sending the packet. A low RTS threshold setting can be useful in
areas where many client devices are associating with the Access Point.
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0 to 2347
Default:
2347
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Ping Payload
Maximum amount of data to be transmitted on a ping.
Options:
32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024 bytes
Default:
32
Ping Timeout ms
The amount of time, in milliseconds, that a device will be continuously pinged. The Stop Ping
button can be tapped to end the ping process ahead of the ping timeout.
Options:
0 to 30,000 ms
Default:
5000
Ping Delay ms
The amount of time, specified in milliseconds, between each ping.
Options:
0 to 30,000 ms
Default:
1000
LED
The LED on the radio card is not visible to the user when the radio card is installed in a sealed
mobile device.
Options:
On, Off
Default:
Off
Hide Password
If On, the Summit Client Utility masks passwords as they are typed and when they are viewed.
Options:
On, Off
Default:
On
Admin Password
A string of up to 64 alphanumeric characters that must be entered when the Admin Login button is
tapped. If Hide Password is On, the password is masked when typed in the Admin Password Entry
text box. The password is Case Sensitive.
Default:
Note:
SUMMIT
Password is case sensitive.
Certs Path
A valid directory path, of up to 64 characters, where WPA Certificate Authority and User
Certificates are stored on the mobile device. LXE suggests ensuring the directory path currently
exists before assigning the path in this parameter. See sections titled “Root Certificates” and “User
Certificates” later in this chapter for instructions on obtaining CA and User Certificates.
Default:
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Use the instructions in this section to complete the entries on the Config tab according to the type
of wireless security used by the network. The instructions that follow are the minimum required
to successfully connect to a network. Your system may require more parameters than are listed in
these instructions. Please see your system administrator for complete information about your
network and its wireless security requirements.
To begin the configuration process:
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On the Main tab, click the Admin Login button and enter the password.
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LXE recommends editing the default profile with the parameters for your network.
Select the Default profile from the pull down menu.
Figure 5-8 Default Config (Profile)
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Make any desired parameter changes as described in the applicable following section
determined by network security type and click the Commit button to save the
changes.
Be sure to click the Commit button after all changes have been made.
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No Security
To connect to a wireless network with no security, make sure the following profile options are
used:
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Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile
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Set EAP Type to None
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Set Encryption to None
•
Set Auth Type to Open
Figure 5-9 No Security
Once configured, click the Commit button. Ensure the correct Active Config is selected on the
Main tab and warmboot. The SCU Main tab shows the device is associated after the radio
connects to the network.
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WEP
To connect using WEP, make sure the following profile options are used.
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Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile
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Set EAP Type to None
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Set Encryption to Manual WEP
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Set Auth Type to Open
Figure 5-10 WEP Encryption
Click the WEP/PSK Keys button.
Figure 5-11 WEP Keys
Valid keys are 10 (for 40 bit encryption) or 26 (for 128 bit encryption) hexadecimal characters.
Enter the key(s) and click OK.
Once configured, click the Commit button. Ensure the correct Active Config is selected on the
Main tab and warmboot. The SCU Main tab shows the device is associated after the radio
connects to the network.
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LEAP without WPA Authentication
To use LEAP (without WPA) make sure the following profile options are used:
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Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile
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Set EAP Type to LEAP
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Set Encryption to Auto WEP
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Set Auth Type as follows:
o
If the Cisco/CCX certified AP is configured for open authentication, set the
Auth Type radio parameter to “Open”.
o
If the AP is configured for network EAP only, set the Auth Type radio
parameter to “LEAP”.
Please see “WPA/LEAP” later in this section to configure the radio for WPA LEAP.
Figure 5-12 LEAP Configuration
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Click on the Credentials button.
Figure 5-13 LEAP Credentials
Enter the Domain\Username (if the Doman is required), otherwise enter the Username. Enter the
password and click OK.
Once configured, click the Commit button. Ensure the correct Active Config is selected on the
Main tab and warmboot. The SCU Main tab shows the device is associated after the radio
connects to the network.
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PEAP/MSCHAP
To use PEAP/MSCHAP, make sure the following profile options are used.
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Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile
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Set EAP Type to PEAP-MSCHAP
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Set Encryption to WPA TKIP
•
Set Auth Type to Open
Figure 5-14 PEAP/MSCHAP
Click Credentials button.
Figure 5-15 PEAP/MSCHAP Credentials
Enter the Domain\Username (if the Doman is required), otherwise enter the Username.
Enter the password.
Leave the CA Certificate File Name blank for now.
Click OK then click Commit. Ensure the correct Active Config is selected on the Main tab.
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Once successfully authenticated, copy the CA certificate into the \System directory of the device.
Once the file is in the \System directory, enter the file name in the CA Certificate Filename text
box.
For information on generating a Root CA certificate, please see “Generating a Root CA
Certificate” later in this chapter. When using the Summit radio, copy the certificate into the
\System folder rather than following the process in “Installing a Root CA Certificate”.
Figure 5-16 PEAP/MSCHAP Certificate Filename
Click OK then click Commit.
The device should be authenticating the server certificate and using PEAP/MSCHAP for the user
authentication.
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WPA/LEAP
To use WPA/LEAP, make sure the following profile options are used.
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Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile
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Set EAP Type to LEAP
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Set Encryption to WPA TKIP
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Set Auth Type to Open
Please see “LEAP” earlier in this section to configure the radio for LEAP without WPA.
Figure 5-17 WPA/LEAP
Click on the Credentials button.
Figure 5-18 WPA/LEAP Credentials
Enter the Domain\Username (if the Doman is required), otherwise enter the Username.
Enter the password.
Click OK then click Commit. Ensure the correct Active Config is selected on the Main tab and
warmboot. The SCU Main tab shows the device is associated after the radio connects to the
network.
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WPA PSK
To connect using WPA/PSK, make sure the following profile options are used:
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Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile
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Set EAP Type to None
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Set Encryption to WPA PSK
•
Set Auth Type to Open
Figure 5-19 WPA/PSK Encryption
Click WEP/PSK Keys button.
Figure 5-20 PSK Entry
This value can be 64 hex characters or an 8 to 63 byte ASCII value. Enter the key and click OK.
Once configured, click the Commit button. Ensure the correct Active Config is selected on the
Main tab and warmboot. The SCU Main tab shows the device is associated after the radio
connects to the network.
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Cisco Radio
The Cisco radio is a 2.4GHz 802.11b radio. This radio supports no encryption, WEP, LEAP or
WPA (PEAP-MSCHAP, PEAP-GTC, EAP-TLS, WPA/LEAP and WPA-PSK).Configuring
without WPA
Cisco – Aironet Client Utility (ACU)
Note:
When making changes to profile parameters, the VX7 should be warmbooted afterwards.
Access:
Start | Programs | Cisco ACU or ACU Icon on Desktop
Figure 5-21 Cisco Aironet Client Utility
Note:
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Profiles Tab
Use this option to manage profiles and review firmware information, status, statistics and wireless
radio survey data.
Profile Parameter
SSID
Client Name
Infrastructure Mode
Power Save Mode
Network Security Type
WEP
Authentication Types
LEAP
Mixed Mode
World Mode
Data Rates
Transmit Power
Offline Channel Scan
Default
Blank
Blank
Yes
Fast PSP
None
No WEP
Open
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Auto
MAX
Enabled
Select an active profile to manage.
Figure 5-22 Cisco Profile Properties Screen
No Security
Create a new profile or edit an exiting profile.
• If no security is used, the only entry necessary on the Profile Properties screen may be the
SSID. If the SSID is left blank, the radio can associate to any available network.
• Network security must be set to None.
• WEP must be set to No WEP.
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WEP
To use WEP, create a new profile or select an exiting profile.
• WEP must be set to either Static WEP keys or Dynamic WEP keys. When one of the WEP
methods is selected, the WEP Keys button is active.
• Authentication must be set to Open
• The appropriate WEP keys must be entered:
o
40-bit WEP keys consist of 10 hexadecimal characters of 5 ASCII characters
o
128 bit WEP keys consist of 26 hexadecimal or 13 ASCII characters.
o
After a WEP key is entered, it will be hidden from view if you return to the screen.
However, the “Already Set” indicates if a key has previously been entered.
Tap the WEP Keys button to enter WEP information. If a key is already entered, the Already set?
Checkbox is checked. The previously entered key value is not displayed for security.
Figure 5-23 Cisco Profile WEP Keys
LEAP
Note:
The instructions in this section are for LEAP without WPA. Please see WPA/LEAP later
in this chapter for instructions on using LEAP with WPA.
Create a new profile or edit an exiting profile.
• Network security must be set to LEAP.
• The following parameters are accessible when LEAP is selected. Please enter the
appropriate information.
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User Name
o
User Password
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User Domain (optional)
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Firmware Tab
Displays the current firmware version and allows you to load new firmware. Tap the Browse
button to locate the new firmware file.
Status Tab
Immediately runs status on : signal strength and signal quality.
Statistics Tab
Select the Receive Stats or Transmit Stats. The data is displayed on the screen.
Survey Tab
Immediately runs signal strength and quality and link speed. An option is available to Setup
parameters for Active Mode reporting.
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Configuring for WPA
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is only available on VX7’s equipped with the
updated Cisco radio driver (release 2.60 or later).
WPA requires software revision 1ED or greater. To identify the software revision,
please click on the “About” icon in the CE .NET Control Panel.
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Please refer to the “LXE Security Primer” to prepare the Authentication Server and
Access Point for VX7 communication.
It is important that all dates are correct on CE computers when using any type of
certificate. Certificates are date sensitive and if the date is not correct authentication
will fail.
System Requirements
To support Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), the VX7 must be equipped as follows:
•
Cisco 350 radio card with driver release 2.60 (or later).
The LXE VX7 supports WPA and all authentications. The Microsoft supplicant and Cisco
supplicants are used separately or together to provide support for the different authentications.
Most of the configuration is done with the Microsoft Wireless Configuration tool WPA/LEAP
requires the Cisco supplicant and configuration tool.
Installing Radio drivers
Which version of the Cisco driver should be installed depends on what authentication protocol is
to be configured.
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Cisco PEAP should not be installed if using PEAP/MSCHAP.
•
Cisco PEAP must be installed if using PEAP/GTC.
•
For all other authentications (LEAP, EAP-TLS, WPA-PSK) it does not matter if
Cisco PEAP is installed or not.
To determine if Cisco PEAP is installed or to change the installation, follow the instructions
below.
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Checking for the Cisco PEAP Supplicant
With a Cisco radio installed, open the Wireless network properties as described in “Wireless
Network Configuration”, later in this chapter. With the Authentication tab selected check the text
in the EAP type drop down box. Refer to the following figures to determine if Cisco PEAP is
installed.
Figure 5-24 No Cisco PEAP
Figure 5-25 Cisco PEAP installed.
If the Cisco installation is correct continue, with the configuration. If it is not correct, follow the
procedures below.
Note:
Instructions are also included in the README file located in the \SYSTEM folder.
There are two Cisco CAB files in the \SYSTEM folder of the VX7. The default files are:
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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.
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If Cisco PEAP is desired:
1.
Rename the CISCO.CAB file to CISCOMSCHAP.CAB.
2.
Rename the CISCOPEAP.CAB file to CISCO.CAB.
3.
Coldboot the terminal to install the new driver with the registry.
The renamed CISCO.CAB file provides for Cisco PEAP and PEAP/GTC authentications. When
the renamed CISCO.CAB file is loaded, the Wireless Network Properties screen looks like the
figure labeled “Cisco PEAP Installed”, above.
If it becomes necessary to switch to a different authentication than Cisco PEAP or PEAP/GTC,
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Rename the CISCO.CAB file to CISCOPEAP.CAB.
2.
Rename the CISCOMSCHAP.CAB file to CISCO.CAB
3.
Coldboot the terminal to install the new driver with the registry.
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Wireless Network Configuration
Use the following instructions for all authentication protocols to configure the Microsoft Wireless
Network configuration utility unless WPA/LEAP is used. WPA/LEAP is configured with the
Cisco ACU (see Section “WPA/LEAP Authentication Configuration”).
Click the ACU icon on the desktop.
Figure 5-26 Cisco ACU Profile Selection
From the “Select Active Profile” pull down list, select <External Settings>.
Click OK and warmboot.
Figure 5-27 Cisco ACU Reboot Message
After booting up, the Microsoft Zero Config tool should start. If it does not, start configuring the
wireless connection by clicking on the icon on the task bar shown in below.
Figure 5-28 Microsoft Wireless Connection Icon
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The Wireless Network Connection screen appears.
Figure 5-29 Wireless Information Screen
Make sure the “Notify me when new wireless networks are available” box is not checked..
Click the Advanced… button.
Figure 5-30 Advanced Wireless Settings
Make sure the “Use Windows to configure my wireless settings” box is checked.
Set the “Networks to access” drop down box to “Only access points”.
Click the OK button to return to the Wireless Information Screen.
Click the Add New … line.
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Figure 5-31 Wireless Network Properties
Enter the Network name (SSID) into the text field.
For PEAP/MSCHAP and EAP/TLS, set Encryption to TKIP and Authentication to WPA.
For WPA/PSK see “WPA/PSK Authentication Configuration”.
To configure the IEEE 802.1X Authentication box see the following sections for configuration of
each authentication protocol.
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PEAP/MS-CHAP Authentication Configuration
The Microsoft supplicant authenticates a user with the PEAP/MS-CHAP protocol. The Cisco
CAB file without Cisco PEAP must be used with PEAP/MS-CHAP. See “Installing Radio
Drivers”, earlier in this chapter, for more information.
Configuring the PEAP/MS-CHAP Supplicant
Figure 5-32 PEAP/MSCHAP Wireless Network Properties
With the radio parameters configured (see “Wireless Network Configuration”, earlier in this
chapter) set the EAP type to PEAP as shown above.
If the EAP type box text is not exactly as shown see “Installing Radio Drivers”, earlier in this
chapter, to change the radio cab file.
Click the Properties button.
Figure 5-33 Authentication Settings
When first configuring and authenticating, do not validate the server certificate. This allows the
user authentication to be tested. When that works, come back to this screen and validate the
server certificate.
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The login screen appears for logging into the wireless network.
Figure 5-34 Wireless Network Login
Once authenticated, click the IP Information tab.
Figure 5-35 IP Information Tab
If the network is set to use DHCP, the VX7 displays the IP address given by the DHCP server.
Now go back and authenticate the server.
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Server Authentication
To validate the server certificate install the root CA certificate. For instructions for installing, see
“Root Certificates”, later in this chapter.
Figure 5-36 Authentication Settings, Validate Server
Navigate to the Wireless Network Properties configuration screen.
Click the Properties button.
Check the Validate server
Click OK to dismiss the configuration boxes.
Figure 5-37 Advanced Wireless Settings, Authenticated SSID
Once the authentication completes, the status changes to show the VX7 has authenticated to the
<SSID>, as shown in the figure above.
Click on the IP Information tab and make sure there is a valid IP address as shown in the figure
labeled “IP Information Tab”, earlier in this chapter.
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PEAP/ GTC Authentication Configuration
The Microsoft supplicant authenticates a user with the PEAP/GTC protocol.
Configuring the PEAP / GTC Supplicant
With the radio parameters configured set the EAP type to Cisco PEAP as shown below.
Figure 5-38 PEAP/GTC Wireless Network Properties
If the EAP type box text is not exactly as shown see “Installing Radio Drivers”, earlier in this
chapter, to change the radio cab file.
Click the Properties button.
Figure 5-39 PEAP Properties
When first configuring and authenticating, do not validate the server certificate. This allows the
user authentication to be tested. When user authentication is successful, return to this screen and
validate the server certificate as shown later in this section.
Check the Always try to resume secure session box.
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Note:
This box must be checked for the LXE device to roam from one AP to another AP.
Click the OK button.
The login screen appears for logging into the wireless network.
Figure 5-40 Login Screen
Enter valid user credentials.
Once authenticated click the IP Information tab
Figure 5-41 IP Information Tab
The .NET device displays the IP address given by the DHCP server.
Now go back and authenticate the server.
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Server Authentication
To validate the server certificate, the root CA certificate must be installed. For instructions for
installing, see “Installing a Root CA Certificate” in this chapter. The RADIUS server certificate is
not required, only the root CA which issued the server certificate.
Navigate to the Wireless Network Properties configuration screen.
Click the Properties button.
Figure 5-42 PEAP Properties, Validate Server Certificate
Check the Validate server certificate box.
Click OK to dismiss the configuration boxes.
When the login box appears enter valid user credentials.
It is possible for to be prompted to accept a Root CA certificate when using PEAP/GTC.
If the trusted root certificate box (as shown in the previous figure) is blank the user will be
prompted to accept the Root CA certificate by name as shown below.
Figure 5-43 Server Connection Warning
If this is the correct server certificate Root CA, click OK. If not, install the correct Root CA as
described in “Installing a Root CA Certificate” in this chapter .
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By clicking OK, the Trusted root certificate box is filled in on the properties window.
Figure 5-44 PEAP Properties, Trusted Root Certificate
The same thing can be done for the Connect only if server name ends in field. Check the box and
leave the field blank. A prompt window will appear asking for confirmation of the correct server
name.
Figure 5-45 Accept Server Connection Warning
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Figure 5-46 PEAP Properties, Connect Only If Server Name Ends In
If the ACS server name is correct, click the OK button and the server name field will be filled in
with the correct server name.
The other option is to fill in the correct name
Figure 5-47 Wireless Information, Authenticated
Once the authentication completes the status will change to Authenticated to <SSID> as shown.
Click on the IP Information tab and make sure there is a valid IP address as shown previously in
this section.
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WPA/LEAP
LEAP is a Cisco proprietary authentication protocol and is not supported by the Microsoft
supplicant. To configure the VX7 for WPA/LEAP, use the Cisco ACU installed during normal
installation of the Cisco radio driver.
Cisco ACU
Start the Cisco ACU by clicking the icon on the desktop or navigate to Start | Programs | Cisco |
ACU.
Click on the Profile tab.
Figure 5-48 ACU Profile Tab
Click the Rename button.
Name the profile
Figure 5-49 Renaming Profile
Click the Edit button.
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The profile properties screen is displayed.
Figure 5-50 Profile Properties Screen
Enter the SSID and Client Name in the correct fields.
Set the Network Security Type to LEAP(WPA).
Click the OK button.
Figure 5-51 Select Profile
Use the drop down box to choose the profile just configured.
Click OK.
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The VX7 associates and displays the sign on screen.
Figure 5-52 Login Screen
Click the Status tab to display status.
Figure 5-53 ACU Status Tab
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EAP-TLS Authentication Configuration
To authenticate using the EAP-TLS protocol you need a user certificate file and a private key file.
Once you have the user certificate files run the certificate installer from the Microsoft control
panel. For EAP-TLS it does not matter which Cisco cab file is installed.
Note:
It is important that all dates are correct on the .NET computers when using any type of
certificate. Certificates are date sensitive and if the date is not correct authentication
will fail.
User Certificate
To check if a user certificate is installed navigate to Start | Control Panel | Certificates.
Set the drop down box to “My Certificates” as shown below.
The correct user certificate should be shown in the right pane.
Figure 5-54 Certificate Stores
Click the View button.
Figure 5-55 View Certificate Details
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Set the Field to Private Key
Make sure the private key is Present.
If it is not present, install the private key file.
If there is no user certificate refer to “User Certificates”, earlier in this chapter, to acquire a user
certificate and private key file.
Setting EAP/TLS Parameters
With the radio parameters configured (see “Wireless Network Configuration”) set the EAP type to
TLS as shown.
Figure 5-56 EAP/TLS Configuration
Click the Properties button.
Figure 5-57 Authentication Settings
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Click the Select button to choose the user certificate.
Figure 5-58 Select Certificate
Figure 5-59 Authentication Settings, Certificate Details
Do not check the Validate server certificate box. This allows the user to be authenticated as the
first step.
When the user certificate successfully authenticates, come back to this screen and validate the
server certificate as described in the next section.
Click the OK button to dismiss the configuration screens.
When the radio re-connects the user is authenticated with the user certificate.
If the user does not authenticate, recheck the user certificate and the date on the computer.
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Validating the Server Certificate
Before validating the server certificate, make sure the Root CA certificate is installed on the VX7.
Navigate to the Wireless Network Properties configuration screen.
Click the Properties button.
Check the Validate server box as shown below.
Figure 5-60 Validate Server
Click OK to dismiss the configuration boxes.
Figure 5-61 SSID Authenticated
Once the authentication completes the status changes to show the VX7 has authenticated to
<SSID> as shown above.
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WPA PSK Configuration
Figure 5-62 WPA PSK Configuration
Configure the Wireless Network Settings as described in “Wireless Network Settings”, earlier in
this chapter.
Change the Network Authentication to WPA-PSK.
Enter an ASCII network key in the text field. Hex keys do not work in the Microsoft Zero Config
utility at this time.
There is no server authentication when using WPA-PSK.
Click the OK button to complete configuration.
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Symbol Radio
The Symbol radio is a 2.4GHz 802.11b radio. This radio supports no encryption and WEP.
Note:
When making changes to profile parameters, the VX7 should be warmbooted afterwards.
Access:
Double Tap the Network Connected Icon in the Status Bar
Figure 5-63 Symbol NETWLAN Screen
IP Information Tab
After the IP Address has been assigned to the VX7, tap the Renew button to renew the IP address
if necessary.
Tap the Details button to view the Network Connection details.
IPv6 Information Tab
This is the TCP/IPv6 information screen. The contents cannot be edited by the user.
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Factory Default Settings
Wireless Information tab
Notify when new networks available
Advanced Button
Use Windows to configure wireless settings
Automatically connect to non-preferred networks
Networks to access (Only APs, Only comp-to-comp)
Encryption (WEP, TKIP)
Authentication (WPA, Open, Shared, WPA-PSK)
Ad hoc network
Key provided automatically
Enable 802.1X authentication
EAP Type (MDF-Challenge, PEAP, TLS)
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
All available
WEP
WPA
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
TLS
Figure 5-64 Symbol Wireless Information Tab
View Log
Displays the logon/connection data for the current network connection.
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Add a new connection
Select Add New. Enter the SSID in the Network Name text box.
Figure 5-65 Symbol Wireless Network Properties
Disable WEP
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If WEP is to be disabled, tap the down arrow in the Authentication drop down box.
Select Open.
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Tap the down arrow in the Encryption drop down box. Tap Disabled and WEP is
disabled.
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Tap the OK button to return to the Wireless Information tab.
Enable WEP
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Tap the down arrow in the Authentication drop down box.
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Tap the WEP Authentication protocol.
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If the key is provided automatically by your network, check the “Key provided
automatically” checkbox.
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If you wish to enter your Authentication key, uncheck the “Key provided
automatically” checkbox and enter the Network Key in the Network Key text box.
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Tap the Advanced … button on the Wireless Information Tab. Make sure there is a checkmark in
the “Use Windows to configure my wireless settings” checkbox. Make sure there is no
checkmark in the “Automatically connect to non-preferred networks” checkbox.
Tap OK to return to the Wireless Information tab.
Tap the Connect button.
Figure 5-66 Symbol Advanced Wireless Settings
To access NETWLAN1 Properties again, double tap the Network Connected icon in the
Toolbar.
Select a User Certificate
1.
Select Wireless Information Tab
2.
Select a network by double tapping the network name.
3.
In the IEEE 802.1X Authentication box, enable 802.1X authentication
4.
Select an EAP type
5.
Tap the Properties button. Validate Server is enabled by default.
6.
At the Authentication Settings display, tap the Select button to choose a User Certificate.
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Certificates
Root Certificates
Generating a Root CA Certificate
Please refer to the “LXE Security Primer” for more information on obtaining and
installing root certificates.
The easiest way to get the root CA certificate is to use a browser on a PC to navigate to the CA.
To request the root CA certificate, open a browser to
http://<CA IP address>/certsrv.
Sign into the CA with any valid username and password.
Figure 5-67 Logon to Certificate Authority
Figure 5-68 Certificate Services Welcome Screen
Click the Download a CA certificate, certificate chain or CRL link.
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Make sure the correct root CA certificate is selected in the list box.
Figure 5-69 Download CA Certificate Screen
Click the DER button.
To download the CA certificate, click on the Download CA certificate link.
Figure 5-70 Download CA Certificate Screen
Click the Save button and save the certificate. Make sure to keep track of the name and location
of the certificate.
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Installing a Root CA Certificate
Note:
This section is used for Cisco radios only. Summit radios do not use the Windows
certificate store. Instead, copy the certificate to the \System folder for use with a Summit
radio.
Copy the certificate file to the VX7. Import the certificate by navigating to Start | Control Panel
| Certificates.
Figure 5-71 Certificates
Click the “Import” button.
Figure 5-72 Import Certificate
Make sure “From a File” is selected and click OK.
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Figure 5-73 Browsing to Certificate Location
Using the explorer buttons, browse to the location where you copied the certificate, select the
certificate desired and click OK.
Figure 5-74 Certificate Import Confirmation
Click Yes to import the certificate.
Once the certificate is installed, return to the proper authentication section, earlier in this manual.
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User Certificates
User certificates are only needed for EAP-TLS.
Generating a User Certificate
Please refer to the “LXE Security Primer” for more information on obtaining and
installing user certificates.
The easiest way to get the user certificate is to use a browser on a PC to navigate to the CA. To
request the user certificate, open a browser to
http://<CA IP address>/certsrv.
Sign into the CA with the username and password of the person who will be logging into the
mobile device.
Figure 5-75 Logon to Certificate Authority
This process saves a user certificate and a separate private key file. CE .NET devices such as the
VX7 require the private key to be saved as a separate file rather than including the private key in
the user certificate.
Figure 5-76 Certificate Services Welcome Screen
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Click the Request a certificate link.
Figure 5-77 Request a Certificate Screen
Click on the advanced certificate request link.
Figure 5-78 Advanced Certificate Request Screen
Click on the Create and submit a request to this CA link.
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Figure 5-79 Advanced Certificate Details
For the Certificate Template, select “User”.
Check the “Mark keys as exportable” and the “Export keys to file” checkboxes.
Type the full path on the local PC where the private key is to be copied. Also specify the private
key filename.
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Be sure to note the name used for the private key file, for example
VX7USER.PVK. The certificate file created later in this process must be given
the same name, for example, VX7USER.CER.
DO NOT check to use strong private key protection.
Make any other desired changes and click the “Submit” button.
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Figure 5-80 Script Warnings
If any script notifications occur, click the “Yes” button to continue the certificate request.
Figure 5-81 Script Warnings
When prompted for the private key password:
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Figure 5-82 Certificate Issued
Click the Download certificate link.
Figure 5-83 Download Security Warning
Click Save to download and store the user certificate to the PC. Make sure to keep track of the
name and location of the certificate. The private key file is also downloaded and saved during this
process.
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file. For example, it the private key was saved as VX7USER.PVK then the
certificate file created must be given the same name, for example,
VX7USER.CER.
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Installing a User Certificate
Copy the certificate and private key files to the VX7. Import the certificate by navigating to Start
| Control Panel | Certificates.
Select “My Certificates” from the pull down list.
Figure 5-84 Certificates
Click the “Import” button.
Figure 5-85 Import Certificate
Make sure “From a File” is selected and click OK.
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Figure 5-86 Browsing to Certificate Location
Using the explorer buttons, browse to the location where you copied the certificate, select the
certificate desired and click OK.
The certificate is now shown in the list.
Figure 5-87 Certificate Listing
With the certificate you just imported highlighted, click View.
From the Field pull down menu, select “Private Key.
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Figure 5-88 Private Key Not Present
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If the private key is present, the process is complete.
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If the private key is not present, import the private key.
To import the private key, click OK to return to the Certificates screen.
Click import.
Figure 5-89 Browsing to Private Key Location
Using the explorer buttons, browse to the location where you copied the private key file, change
the Type pull down list to “Private Keys”, select the certificate desired and click OK. Enter the
password for the certificate if appropriate.
Click on View to see the certificate details again.
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Figure 5-90 Private Key Present
The private key should now say present. If it does not, there is a problem. Possible items to
check:
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Make sure the certificate was generated with a separate private key file, as shown
earlier in this section. If the certificate was not generated with a separate private key
file, generate a new certificate and follow the import process again.
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Make sure the certificate and private key file have the same name, for example
vx7user.cer for the certificate and vx7user.pvk for the private key file. If the file
names are not the same, rename the private key file and import it again.
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Introduction
Note:
LXE has made the assumption, in this chapter, that the first user to power up a new
mobile device is the system administrator.
LXE’s AppLock is designed to be run on LXE certified Windows CE based devices only. LXE
loads the AppLock program as part of the LXE customer installation process.
Configuration parameters are specified by the AppLock Administrator for the mobile device enduser. AppLock is password protected by the Administrator.
End-user mode locks the end-user into the configured application or applications. The end user
can still reboot the mobile device and respond to dialog boxes. The administrator-specified
application is automatically launched and runs in full screen mode when the device boots up.
When the mobile device is reset to factory default values, for example after a cold reset, the
Administrator may need to reconfigure the AppLock parameters.
Sections in this chapter that are not specifically Multi-Application or Single Application are
used/changed in the same way by both versions.
Note:
To reset the device to factory default values, please refer to Chapter 4 “System
Configuration” section titled “Utilities” and the RegClear, PSMFormat and ColdBoot
executable files.
Setup a New Device
LXE devices with the AppLock feature are shipped to boot in Administration mode with no
default password, thus when the device is first booted, the user has full access to the device and no
password prompt is displayed. After the administrator specifies an application to lock, a password
is assigned and the device is rebooted or the hotkey is pressed, the device switches to end-user
mode.
Briefly, the process to configure a new device is as follows:
1.
Insert a fully charged battery and press the Power button.
2.
3.
Connect an external power source to the device (if required).
Adjust screen display, audio volume and other parameters if desired. Install accessories (e.g.
handstrap, stylus).
4. Tap Start | Settings | Control Panel | Administration icon.
5. Assign an application on the Control (single application) or Application (dual application)
tab screen.
6. Assign a password on the Security tab screen.
7. Select a view level on the Status tab screen, if desired.
8. Tap OK
9. Press the hotkey sequence to launch AppLock and lock the configured application(s).
10. The device is now in end-user mode.
Important: Before setting up multiple application parameters, make sure the targeted
software applications will allow two versions to run at the same time.
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Multi-Application Version
Access:
Settings | Control Panel | Administration icon
A mobile device running the Multi-Application version of AppLock becomes a dedicated, dual
application device. Only the applications or features specified in the AppLock configuration by
the Administrator are available to the end-user. This version offers a user-mode taskbar icon
allowing the end-user to switch between user applications.
See section titled Multi-Application Configuration for information and instruction.
Figure 6-1 Administrator Control Panels – Multi-Application
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Access:
Settings | Control Panel | Administration icon
A mobile device running the Single Application version of AppLock becomes a dedicated, single
application device. In other words, only the application or feature specified in the AppLock
configuration by the Administrator is available to the user.
See section titled Single Application Configuration for information and instruction.
Figure 6-2 Administrator Control Panels – Single Application
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Administration Mode
Administration mode gives full access to the mobile device, hardware and software configuration
options.
The administrator must enter a valid password (when a password has already been assigned)
before access to Administration mode and configuration options are allowed. The administrator
can configure the following options:
1.
Create/change the keystroke sequence to activate administrator access.
2.
Create/change the password for administrator access.
3.
Assign the name of the application, or applications, to lock.
4.
Select the command line of the application to lock.
In addition to these configuration options, the administrator can view and manage the status logs
of AppLock sessions.
Administrator default values for this device:
Administrator Hotkey
Shift+Ctrl+A
Password
none
Application path and name
none
Application command line
none
End User Mode
End-user mode locks the end-user into the configured application or applications. The end user
can still reboot and respond to dialog boxes. Each application is automatically launched and runs
in full screen mode when the device boots up.
The user cannot unintentionally or intentionally exit the application nor can the end user execute
any other applications. Normal application exit or switching methods and all Microsoft defined
Windows CE key combinations, such as close (X) icon, File Exit, File Close, Alt-F4, Alt-Tab, etc.
are disabled. The Windows CE desktop icons, menu bars, task bar and system trays are not visible
or accessible. Task Manager is not available.
If the end-user selects File/Exit or Close from the applications menu bar, the menu is cleared and
nothing else happens; the application remains active. Nothing happens when the end-user clicks
on the Close icon on the application’s title bar and the application remains active.
Note:
A few applications do not follow normal procedures when closing. AppLock cannot
prevent this type of application from closing, but is notified that the application has
closed. For these applications, AppLock immediately restarts the application which
causes the screen to flicker. If this type of application is being locked, the administrator
should close all other applications before switching to end user mode to minimize the
screen flicker.
Windows accelerator keys such as Alt-F4 are disabled.
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Passwords
A password must be configured. If the password is not configured, a new device switches into
Administration mode without prompting for a password. In addition to the hotkey press, a mode
switch occurs if inaccurate information has been configured or if mandatory information is
missing in the configuration.
There are several situations that display a password prompt after a password has been configured.
If the configured hotkey is pressed, the password prompt is displayed. In this case the user has 30
seconds to enter a password. If a valid password is not entered within 30 seconds, the password
prompt is dismissed and the device returns to end-user mode.
All other situations that present the password prompt do not dismiss the prompt -- this is because
the other situations result in invalid end-user operation.
These conditions include:
1.
If inaccurate configuration information is entered by the administrator, i.e. an application is
specified that does not exist.
2.
If the application name, which is mandatory for end-user mode, is missing in the
configuration.
3.
Invalid installation of AppLock (e.g. missing DLLs).
4.
Corrupted registry settings.
To summarize, if an error occurs that prevents AppLock from switching to user mode, the
password will not timeout and AppLock will wait until the correct password is entered.
Troubleshooting
Can’t locate the password that has been set by the administrator? Enter this LXE back door key
sequence:
Ctrl+L Ctrl+X Ctrl+E
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Multi-Application Configuration
The default Administrator Hotkey sequence is Shift+Ctrl+A.
Administrator mode allows access to all features on the device. When the hotkey is pressed to
switch into Administrator mode, a password prompt is displayed (if a password has been
configured). A password must be entered within 30 seconds (and within three tries) or the
password prompt is removed and the device remains in end-user mode with the focus returned to
the locked application. Without entry of a valid password, the switch into Administrator mode
will not occur.
Access:
Settings | Control Panel | Administration icon
The password prompt is displayed if a password has been configured. When the valid password is
entered, the Administration Control panel is displayed. When a valid password is not entered
within 30 seconds, the user is returned to the System Control Panel.
If a password has not been configured, the Administrator Control panel is displayed.
Important: Before setting up multiple instances of the same application, make sure the
targeted software application will allow two instances to run at the same time.
Application Panel
Figure 6-3 Application Panel – Multi-Application
Note:
If your Application Panel does not look like the figure shown above, you may have the
Single Application version.
Use the Application tab options to select the applications to launch when the device boots up in
End User Mode.
Move the cursor to the Filename text box and either type the application path or tap the Browse
button (the … button). The standard Windows CE Browse dialog is displayed. After selecting the
application from the Browse dialog, tap OK.
Enter the Title to be associated with the application’s icon. The assumption is that multiple copies
of the same application may need unique text for the icon in order to differentiate them in the
application switcher panel.
Enter the command line parameters for the application in the Arguments text box.
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Enter the Order in which the application is to be loaded or presented to the end user. Applications
are launched in lowest to highest number order.
Enable the Internet checkbox to use the End User Internet Explorer (EUIE.EXE) When the
checkbox is enabled, the Internet Menu and Internet Status are available. See the section titled
End User Internet Explorer for more details.
Select the Global Key key sequence the end user is to press when switching between applications.
The Global Key default key sequence is Ctrl+Spc. The Global key is selected from a predefined
list of Global hotkey combinations. The Global key is presented to the end-user as the Activation
key.
Enter the number of seconds in Global Delay that both Applications must wait before starting to
run upon reboot.
Tap the Clear button to clear all Application information that are currently displayed. The Global
settings remain the same for both applications.
Use the left and right scroll buttons to move from application setup screen to application setup
screen. The left and right buttons update the information on the screen with the previous or next
configured application respectively.
If no application is specified when the Administrator Control applet is closed, the device reboots
into Administrator mode. If a password has been set, but an application has not been specified, the
user will be prompted for the password before entering administration mode. The password
prompt remains on the display until a valid password is entered.
End User Internet Explorer (EUIE)
AppLock supports applications that utilize Internet Explorer, such as .HTML pages and JAVA
applications. The end user can run an application by entering the application name and path in
Internet Explorer’s address bar.
To prevent the end user from executing an application using this method, the address bar and
Options settings dialog are restricted in Internet Explorer. This is accomplished by creating an
Internet Explorer that is used in end user mode: End-user Internet Explorer (EUIE.EXE). The
EUIE executes the Internet Explorer application in full screen mode which removes the address
bar and status bar. The Options Dialog is also removed so the end user cannot re-enable the
address bar.
The administrator specifies the EUIE by checking the Internet checkbox in the Application tab of
the Administrator applet. The internet application should then be entered in the Application text
box.
When the Internet checkbox is enabled, the Menu and Status check boxes are available.
Enabling the Menu checkbox displays the EUIE’s menu which contains navigation functions like
Back, Forward, Home, Refresh, etc., functions that are familiar to most Internet Explorer users.
When the Menu checkbox is blank, the EUIE menu is not displayed and Navigation functions are
unavailable.
When the Status checkbox is enabled, the status bar displayed by EUIE gives feedback to the
end-user when they are navigating the Internet.
If the standard Internet Explorer that is shipped with the mobile device is desired, it should be
treated like any other application. This means that IEXPLORER.EXE should be specified in the
Application text box and the internet application should be entered in the command line. In this
case, do not check the Internet checkbox.
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Security Panel
Figure 6-4 Security Panel – Multi-Application
Hotkey
Specify the hotkey sequence that triggers AppLock to switch between administrator and user
modes and the password required to enter Administrator mode. The default hotkey sequence is
Shift+Ctrl+A.
A 2nd key keypress is an invalid keypress for a hotkey sequence.
Move the cursor to the Hot Key text box. Enter the new hot key sequence by first pressing the
Shift state key followed by a normal key. The hotkey selected must be a key sequence that the
application being locked does not use. The hotkey sequence is intercepted by AppLock and is not
passed to the application.
Input from the keyboard or Input Panel is accepted with the restriction that the normal key must
be pressed from the keyboard when switching modes. The hotkey sequence is displayed in the Hot
key text box with “Shift”, “Alt”, and “Ctrl” text strings representing the shift state keys. The
normal keyboard key completes the hotkey sequence. The hotkey must be entered via the keypad.
Some hotkeys cannot be entered via the Input Panel. Also, hotkeys entered via the SIP are not
guaranteed to work properly when switching operational modes.
For example, if the ‘Ctrl’ key is pressed followed by ‘A’, “Ctrl+A” is entered in the text box. If
another key is pressed after a normal key press, the hotkey sequence is cleared and a new hotkey
sequence is started.
A normal key is required for the hotkey sequence and is unlike pressing the normal key during a
mode switch; this key can be entered from the SIP when configuring the key. However, when the
hotkey is pressed to switch modes, the normal key must be entered from the keypad; it cannot be
entered from the SIP.
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Password
Move the cursor to the Password text box. The passwords entered in the Password and Confirm
Password fields must match. Passwords are case sensitive.
When the user exits the Administrator Control panel, the two passwords are compared to verify
that they match. If they do not match, a dialog box is displayed notifying the user of the error.
After the user closes the dialog box, the Security Panel is displayed and the password can then be
entered and confirmed again. If the passwords match, the password is encrypted and saved.
See Also:
Passwords and Troubleshooting Multi-Application AppLock
Status Panel
Use the Status panel to view the log of previous AppLock operations and to configure which
messages are to be recorded during AppLock operation.
Status information is stored in a specific location on the storage device and in a specific logfile
specified by the Administrator. For this reason, the administrator can configure the type of status
information that is logged, as well as clear the status information.
Figure 6-5 Status Panel – Multi-Application
Move the cursor to the Filename text box and either type the logfile path or tap the Browse button
(the … button). The standard Windows CE Browse dialog is displayed. After selecting the logfile
from the Browse dialog, tap OK.
Note:
If your Status Panel does not look like the figure shown above, you may have the Single
Application version.
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the administrator to determine why the specified application cannot be locked.
Processing status shows the flow control of AppLock components and is mainly
intended for LXE Customer Service when helping users troubleshoot problems with
their AppLock program.
Extended status provides more detailed information than that logged by Process
Logging.
All messages are displayed.
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Tap the Refresh button after changing from one view level to another. The filtered records are
displayed, all others are not displayed.
Log
Note:
If a level higher than Error is selected, the status should be cleared frequently by the
administrator.
In addition to the three view levels the administrator can select that all status information be
logged or turn off all status information logging completely. The system default is ‘None’;
however to reduce registry use, the administrator may want to select ‘None’ after verifying the
configuration. Tap the Clear button to clear the status information from the registry.
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Save As
When the 'Save As'… button is selected, a standard 'Save As' dialog screen is displayed. Specify
the path and filename. If the filename exists, the user is prompted whether the file should be
overwritten. If the file does not exist, it is created.
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End-User Switching Technique
Figure 6-6 End-User Multi-Application Touch Panel
Using a Stylus Tap
When the mobile device enters end-user mode, a taskbar icon is available to the user so they can
switch between the locked applications. The touchscreen must be enabled on the mobile device
before the taskbar icon can be used. The taskbar is always visible on top of the application in
focus.
When the taskbar icon is tapped, a menu is displayed showing the applications available to the
user. The user then taps the application name in the popup menu and the selected application is
brought to the foreground. The previous application continues to run in the background. Stylus
taps affect the application in focus only.
The appearance of the taskbar is different on various mobile device platforms and may differ from
the example shown above. This example is shown only to aid in describing how the user can
switch between applications using a stylus. If RFTerm and Microsoft Word were the two
applications locked, a switching icon showing both applications is displayed on the screen.
Using a Hotkey Sequence
One hotkey is defined for the end-user to key in when switching between locked applications.
This is known as the Activation key. The Activation key is assigned by the Administrator using
the Global Key parameter. When the hotkey or hotkey sequence is pressed on the keypad, the next
application in the AppLock configuration is moved to the foreground and the previous application
moves to the background. The previous application continues to run in the background but enduser key presses affect the application in focus only.
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Troubleshooting Multi-Application AppLock
The mobile device won’t switch from Administration mode to end-user mode.
• If the configuration is valid for one application but not the other, the switch to end-user
mode fails. AppLock stays in Administration mode and is stopped until the Administrator
password is entered.
• If two copies of the same application are configured, but the application only allows one
copy to run at a time, for example Microsoft Pocket Word, the switch to end-user fails.
AppLock stays in Administration mode and is stopped until the Administrator password is
entered.
The hotkey sequence needed is not allowed. What does this mean?
When the Administrator is selecting a hotkey sequence to use when switching user modes, they
are not allowed to enter key combinations that are reserved by installed software applications.
LXE has validated RFTerm key combinations ONLY.
When RFTerm is installed on the mobile device and an RFTerm restricted key sequence is
specified as a hotkey sequence by the Administrator, the following error message is displayed in a
message box:
Selected hotkey is not allowed. Please reenter.
When RFTerm is not installed on the mobile device, the RFTerm keys are not restricted from use.
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Single Application Configuration
The default Administrator Hotkey sequence is Shift+Ctrl+A.
Administrator mode allows access to all features on the device. When the hotkey is pressed to
switch into Administrator mode, a password prompt is displayed (if a password has been
configured). A password must be entered within 30 seconds (and within three tries) or the
password prompt is removed and the device remains in end-user mode with the focus returned to
the locked application. Without entry of a valid password, the switch into Administrator mode
will not occur.
Access:
Settings | Control Panel | Administration icon
The password prompt is displayed if a password has been configured. When the valid password is
entered, the Administration Control panel is displayed. When a valid password is not entered
within 30 seconds, the user is returned to the System Control Panel.
If a password has not been configured, the Administrator Control panel is displayed.
Control Panel
Figure 6-7 Administrator Control Panel
Note:
If your Administrator Control Panel does not look like the figure shown above, you may
have the Multi-Application version.
Use the Control tab options to select the application to launch when the device boots up.
Move the cursor to the Application text box and either type the application path or click the
Browse button (the … button). The standard Windows CE .NET Browse dialog is displayed.
After selecting the application from the Browse dialog, tap OK.
Enter the command line parameters for the application in the Command Line text box.
Enter the number of seconds the selected Application must wait before starting to run upon
reboot.
If no application is specified when the Administrator Control panel is closed, the device reboots
into Administrator mode. If a password has been set, but the application has not been specified,
the user will be prompted for the password before entering administration mode. The password
prompt remains on the display until a valid password is entered.
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End User Internet Explorer
AppLock supports applications that utilize Internet Explorer, such as .HTML pages and JAVA
applications. The end user can run an application by entering the application name and path in
Internet Explorer’s address bar.
To prevent the end user from executing an application using this method, the address bar and
Options settings dialog are restricted in Internet Explorer. This is accomplished by creating an
Internet Explorer that is used in end user mode, End-user Internet Explorer (EUIE). The EUIE
executes the Internet Explorer application in full screen mode which removes the address bar and
status bar. The Options Dialog is also removed so the end user cannot re-enable the address bar.
The administrator specifies the EUIE by simply checking the “Internet” checkbox in the Control
tab of the Administrator applet. The internet application should then be entered in the
“Application” text box. If the standard Internet Explorer that is shipped with the device is desired,
it should be treated like any other application. This means that IEXPLORER.EXE should be
specified in the Application text box and the internet application should be entered in the
command line. In this case, do not check the Internet checkbox.
Security Panel
Figure 6-8 Administrator Security Panel
Hotkey
Specify the hotkey sequence that triggers AppLock to switch between administrator and user
modes and the password required to enter Administrator mode. The default hotkey sequence is
Shift+Ctrl+A.
A 2nd key keypress is an invalid keypress for a hotkey sequence.
Note:
Some key combinations cannot be specified because they conflict with the key
combinations used by other LXE applications. The message “Selected hotkey is not
allowed, Please re-enter” is displayed. A different Hotkey must be entered.
Move the cursor to the Hot Key text box. Enter the new hot key sequence by first pressing the
Shift state key followed by a normal key. The hotkey selected must be a key sequence that the
application being locked does not use. The hotkey sequence is intercepted by AppLock and is not
passed to the application.
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Input from the keyboard or Input Panel is accepted with the restriction that the normal key must
be pressed from the keyboard when switching modes. The hotkey sequence is displayed in the Hot
key text box with “Shift”, “Alt”, and “Ctrl” text strings representing the shift state keys. The
normal keyboard key completes the hotkey sequence.
For example, if the ‘Ctrl’ key is pressed followed by ‘A’, “Ctrl+A” is entered in the text box. If
another key is pressed after a normal key press, the hotkey sequence is cleared and a new hotkey
sequence is started.
A normal key is required for the hotkey sequence and unlike pressing the normal key during a
mode switch; this key can be entered from the SIP when configuring the key. However, when the
hotkey is pressed to switch modes, the normal key must be entered from the keypad; it cannot be
entered from the SIP.
Password
Move the cursor to the Password text box. The passwords entered in the Password and Confirm
Password fields must match. Passwords are case sensitive.
When the user exits the Administrator Control panel, the two passwords are compared to verify
that they match. If they do not match, a dialog box is displayed notifying the user of the error.
After the user closes the dialog box, the Security Panel is displayed and the password can then be
entered and confirmed again. If the passwords match, the password is encrypted and saved.
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Figure 6-9 Administrator Status Panel
Use the Status panel to view the log of previous AppLock operation and to configure which
messages are to be recorded during AppLock operation.
As the status information is stored in the registry and accumulates during AppLock configuration
and operation, it is very important that the administrator periodically clear the status information
to reduce the amount of registry space used. For this reason, the administrator can configure the
type of status information that is logged, as well as clear the status information.
View
Error
Process
Extended
All
Error status messages are logged when an error occurs and is intended to be used by
the administrator to determine why the specified application cannot be locked.
Processing status shows the flow control of AppLock components and is mainly
intended for LXE Customer Service when helping users troubleshoot problems with
their AppLock program.
Extended status provides more detailed information than that logged by Process
Logging.
All messages are displayed.
Tap the Refresh button after changing from one view level to another. The filtered records are
displayed, all others are not displayed.
Levels
Note:
If a level higher than Error is selected, the status should be cleared frequently by the
administrator.
In addition to the three view levels the administrator can select that all status information be
logged or turn off all status information logging completely. The system default is Error Logging;
however to reduce registry use, the administrator may want to select ‘None’ after verifying the
configuration. Tap the Clear button to clear the status information from the registry.
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Save As
When the 'Save As'… button is selected, a standard 'Save As' dialog screen is displayed. Specify
the path and filename. If the filename exists, the user is prompted whether the file should be
overwritten. If the file does not exist, it is created.
See Also:
Error Messages
Error Messages
Any messages whose first word is an ‘ing’ word is output prior to the action described in the
message. For example, “Switching to admin-hotkey press” is logged after the administrator has
pressed the hotkey but prior to starting the switch process.
For all operations that can result in an error, an Error level message is displayed when a failure
occurs. These messages contain the word “failure”. These messages have a partner Extended level
message that is logged which contains the word “OK” if the action completed successfully rather
than with an error.
For processing level messages, “Enter…” is logged at the beginning of the function specified in
the message and “Exit…” is logged at the end (just before the return) of the function specified in
the message.
Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Error reading hotkey; using default
A hotkey is required. If there is a failure reading the
hotkey, the internal factory default is used.
LOG_ERROR
App Command Line= <Command
line>
Command line of the application being locked
LOG_PROCESSING
App= <Application name>
Name of the application being locked
LOG_PROCESSING
dwProcessID= <#>
Device ID of the application being locked
LOG_EX
Encrypt exported key len <#>
Size of encrypt export key
LOG_EX
Encrypt password length= <#>
The length of the encrypted password.
LOG_EX
Encrypted data len <#>
Length of the encrypted password
LOG_EX
hProcess= <#>
Handle of the application being locked
LOG_EX
Key pressed = <#>
A key has been pressed and trapped by the hotkey
processing.
LOG_EX
*****************
The status information is being saved to a file and the
file has been opened successfully.
LOG_EX
Address of keyboard hook
procedure failure
Applock found the kbdhook.dll, but was unable to get
the address of the initialization procedure. For some
reason the dll is corrupted. Look in the \Windows
directory for kbdhook.dll. If it exists, delete it. Also
delete applock.exe from the \Windows directory and
reboot the unit. Deleting applock.exe triggers the
applock system to reload.
LOG_ERROR
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Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Address of keyboard hook
procedure OK
Applock successfully retrieved the address of the
keyboard filter initialization procedure.
LOG_EX
Alt pressed
The Alt key has been pressed and trapped by the
HotKey processing.
LOG_EX
Alt
Processing the hotkey and backdoor entry
LOG_EX
Application handle search failure
The application being locked did not complete
initialization.
LOG_ERROR
Application handle search OK
The application initialized itself successfully
LOG_ERROR
Application load failure
The application could not be launched by AppLock; the
application could not be found or is corrupted.
LOG_ERROR
Backdoor message received
The backdoor keys have been pressed. The backdoor
hotkeys provide a method for customer service to get a
user back into their system without editing the registry
or reloading the device.
LOG_PROCESSING
Cannot find kbdhook.dll
The load of the keyboard filter failed. This occurs when
the dll is missing or is corrupted. Look in the \Windows
directory for kbdhook.dll. If it exists, delete it. Also
delete applock.exe from the \Windows directory and
reboot the unit. Deleting applock.exe triggers the
applock system to reload.
LOG_ERROR
Converted Pwd
Converted password from wide to mbs.
LOG_EX
Could not create event
EVT_HOTKEYCHG
The keyboard filter uses this event at the Administrator
Control panel. The event could not be created.
LOG_ERROR
Could not hook keyboard
If the keyboard cannot be controlled, AppLock cannot
process the hotkey. This failure prevents a mode switch
into user mode.
LOG_ERROR
Could not start thread HotKeyMon
The keyboard filter must watch for hot key changes.
The watch process could not be initiated.
LOG_ERROR
Ctrl after L or X
Processing the backdoor entry.
LOG_EX
Ctrl pressed
The Ctrl key has been pressed and trapped by the
HotKey processing.
LOG_EX
Ctrl
Processing the hotkey and backdoor entry.
LOG_EX
Decrypt acquire context failure
Unable to decrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Decrypt acquired context OK
Decryption process ok.
LOG_EX
Decrypt create hash failure
Unable to decrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Decrypt created hash OK
Decryption process ok.
LOG_EX
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Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Decrypt failure
Unable to decrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Decrypt import key failure
Unable to decrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Decrypt imported key OK
Decryption process ok.
LOG_EX
Encrypt acquire context failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt acquire encrypt context
failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt acquired encrypt context
OK
Encrypt password process successful.
LOG_EX
Encrypt create hash failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt create key failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt created encrypt hash OK
Encrypt password process successful.
LOG_EX
Encrypt export key failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt export key length failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt exported key OK
Encrypt password process successful.
LOG_EX
Encrypt failure
The password encryption failed.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt gen key failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt generate key failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt get user key failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt get user key ok
Encrypt password process successful.
LOG_EX
Encrypt hash data failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt hash data from pwd OK
Encrypt password process successful.
LOG_EX
Encrypt length failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt out of memory for key
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypted data OK
The password has been successfully encrypted.
LOG_EX
Enter AppLockEnumWindows
In order for AppLock to control the application being
locked so it can prevent the application from exiting,
AppLock launches the application and has to wait until
it has created and initialized its main window. This
message is logged when the function that waits for the
application initialization is entered.
LOG_EX
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Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Enter DecryptPwd
Entering the password decryption process.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter EncryptPwd
Entering the password encryption processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter FullScreenMode
Entering the function that switches the screen mode. In
full screen mode, the taskbar is hidden and disabled.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter GetAppInfo
Processing is at the beginning of the function that
retrieves the application information from the registry.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter password dialog
Entering the password dialog processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter password timeout
Entering the password timeout processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter restart app timer
Some application shut down before AppLock can stop
it. In these cases, AppLock gets notification of the exit.
When the notification is received, AppLock starts a
timer to restart the application. This message logs that
the timer has expired and the processing is at the
beginning of the timer function.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter TaskbarScreenMode
Entering the function that switches the screen to non-full
screen mode and enable the taskbar.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter ToAdmin
Entering the function that handles a mode switch into
admin mode.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter ToUser
Entering the function that handles the mode switch to
user mode
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter verify password
Entering the password verification processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit AppLockEnumWindowsFound
There are two exit paths from the enumeration function.
This message denotes the enumeration function found
the application.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit AppLockEnumWindows-Not
found
There are two exit paths from the enumeration function.
This message denotes the enumeration function did not
find the application.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit DecryptPwd
Exiting password decryption processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit EncryptPwd
Exiting password encryption processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit FullScreenMode
Exiting the function that switches the screen to full
screen.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit GetAppInfo
Processing is at the end of the function that retrieved the
application information from the registry.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit password dialog
Exiting password prompt processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit password dialog-cancel
Exiting password prompt w/cancel.
LOG_PROCESSING
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Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Exit password dialog-OK
Exiting password prompt successfully.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit password timeout
Exiting password timeout processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit restart app timer
Processing is at the end of the timer function
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit TaskbarScreenMode
Exiting the function that switches the screen mode back
to normal operation for the administrator.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit ToAdmin
Exiting the function that handles the mode switch into
admin mode.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit ToUser
Exiting the user mode switch function.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit ToUser-Registry read failure
The AppName value does not exist in the registry so
user mode cannot be entered.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit verify password-no pwd set
Exiting password verification.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit verify password-response from
dialog
Exiting password verification.
LOG_PROCESSING
Found taskbar
The handle to the taskbar has been found so that
AppLock can disable it in user mode.
LOG_PROCESSING
Getting address of keyboard hook
init procedure
AppLock is retrieving the address of the keyboard hook.
LOG_PROCESSING
Getting configuration from registry
The AppLock configuration is being read from the
registry. This occurs at initialization and also at entry
into user mode. The registry must be re-read at entry
into user mode in case the administration changed the
settings of the application being controlled.
LOG_PROCESSING
Getting encrypt pwd length
The length of the encrypted password is being
calculated.
LOG_EX
Hook wndproc failure
AppLock is unable to lock the application. This could
happen if the application being locked encountered an
error after performing its initialization and shut itself
down prior to being locked by AppLock.
LOG_ERROR
Hook wndproc of open app failure
The application is open, but AppLock cannot lock it.
LOG_ERROR
Hot key event creation failure
The Admin applet is unable to create the hotkey
notification.
LOG_ERROR
Hot key pressed
Processing the hotkey and backdoor entry
LOG_EX
Hot key pressed
Processing the hotkey and backdoor entry
LOG_EX
Hot key set event failure
When the administrator changes the hotkey
configuration the hotkey controller must be notified.
This notification failed.
LOG_ERROR
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Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Hotkey press message received
The user just pressed the configured hotkey.
LOG_PROCESSING
In app hook:WM_SIZE
In addition to preventing the locked application from
exiting, AppLock must also prevent the application from
enabling the taskbar and resizing the application’s
window. This message traps a change in the window
size and corrects it.
LOG_EX
In app
hook:WM_WINDOWPOSCHANG
ED
In addition to preventing the locked application from
exiting, AppLock must also prevent the application from
enabling the taskbar and resizing the application’s
window. This message traps a change in the window
position and corrects it.
LOG_EX
Initializing keyboard hook
procedure
Applock is calling the keyboard hook initialization.
LOG_PROCESSING
Keyboard hook initialization failure
The keyboard filter initialization failed.
LOG_ERROR
Keyboard hook loaded OK
The keyboard hook dll exists and loaded successfully.
LOG_EX
L after Ctrl
Processing the backdoor entry.
LOG_EX
Loading keyboard hook
When Applock first loads, it loads a dll that contains the
keyboard hook processing. This message is logged prior
to the load attempt.
LOG_PROCESSING
Open failure
The status information is being saved to a file and the
file open has failed. This could occur if the file is write
protected. If the file does not exist, it is created.
LOG_ERROR
Open registry failure
If the Administration registry key does not exist, the
switch to user mode fails because the AppName value in
the Administration key is not available.
LOG_ERROR
Opened status file
The status information is being saved to a file and the
file has been opened successfully.
LOG_EX
Out of memory for encrypted pwd
Not enough memory to encrypt the password.
LOG_ERROR
pRealTaskbarWndProc already set
The taskbar control has already been installed.
LOG_EX
Pwd cancelled or invalid-remain in
user mode
The password prompt was cancelled by the user or the
maximum number of failed attempts to enter a password
was exceeded.
LOG_EX
Read registry error-hot key
The hotkey registry entry is missing or empty. This is
not considered an error. The keyboard hook uses an
embedded default if the value is not set in the registry.
LOG_ERROR
Read registry failure-app name
AppName registry value does not exist or is empty. This
constitutes a failure for switching into user mode.
LOG_ERROR
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Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Read registry failure-Cmd Line
AppCommandLine registry entry is missing or empty.
This is not considered an error since command line
information is not necessary to launch and lock the
application.
LOG_ERROR
Read registry failure-Internet
The Internet registry entry is missing or empty. This is
not considered an error since the Internet value is not
necessary to launch and lock the application.
LOG_ERROR
Registering Backdoor MSG
The AppLock system communicates with the keyboard
hook via a user defined message. Both AppLock.exe
and Kbdhook.dll register the message at initialization.
LOG_PROCESSING
Registering Hotkey MSG
The applock system communicates with the keyboard
hook via a user defined message. Both Applock.exe and
Kbdhook.dll register the message at initialization.
LOG_PROCESSING
Registry read failure at reenter user
mode
The registry has to be read when entering user mode is
the AppName is missing. This user mode entry is
attempted at boot and after a hotkey switch when the
administrator has closed the application being locked or
has changed the the application name or command line.
LOG_ERROR
Registry read failure at reenter user
mode
The registry has to be read when switching into user
mode. This is because the administrator can change the
settings during administration mode. The read of the
registry failed which means the Administration key was
not found or the AppName value was missing or empty.
LOG_ERROR
Registry read failure
The registry read failed. The registry information read
when this message is logged is the application
information. It the Adminstration key cannot be opened
or if the AppName value is missing or empty, this error
is logged. The other application information is not
required. If the AppName value is not available,
AppLock cannot switch into user mode.
LOG_ERROR
Reset system work area failure
The system work area is adjusted when in user mode to
cover the taskbar area. The system work area has to be
adjusted to exclude the taskbar area in administration
mode. AppLock was unable to adjust this area.
LOG_ERROR
Shift pressed
The Shift key has been pressed and trapped by the
HotKey processing.
LOG_EX
Shift
Processing the hotkey and backdoor entry
LOG_EX
Show taskbar
The taskbar is now being made visible and enabled.
LOG_PROCESSING
Switching to admin-backdoor
The system is currently in user mode and is now
switching to admin mode. The switch occurred because
of the backdoor key presses were entered by the
administrator.
LOG_PROCESSING
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Error Messages
Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Switching to admin-hotkey press
The system is currently in user mode and is now
switching to admin mode. The switch occurred because
of a hotkey press by the administrator.
LOG_PROCESSING
Switching to admin-kbdhook.dll not
found
The keyboard hook load failed, so Applock switches to
admin mode. If a password is specified, the password
prompt is displayed and remains until a valid password
is entered.
LOG_PROCESSING
Switching to admin-keyboard hook
initialization failure
If the keyboard hook initialization fails, Applock
switches to admin mode. . If a password is specified, the
password prompt is displayed and remains until a valid
password is entered.
LOG_PROCESSING
Switching to admin-registry read
failure
See the explanation of the “Registry read failure” above.
AppLock is switching into Admin mode. If a password
has been configured, the prompt will be displayed and
will not be dismissed until a valid password is entered.
LOG_PROCESSING
Switching to TaskbarScreenMode
In administration mode, the taskbar is visible and
enabled.
LOG_EX
Switching to user mode
The registry was successfully read and AppLock is
starting the process to switch to user mode.
LOG_PROCESSING
Switching to user-hotkey press
The system is currently in admin mode and is now
switching to user mode. The switch occurred because of
a hotkey press by the administrator.
LOG_PROCESSING
Taskbar hook failure
Applock is unable to control the taskbar to prevent the
locked application from re-enabling it.
LOG_ERROR
Taskbar hook OK
AppLock successfully installed control of the taskbar.
LOG_EX
Timeout looking for app window
After the application is launched, AppLock must wait
until the application has initialized itself before
proceeding. The application did not start successfully
and Applock has timed out.
LOG_ERROR
ToUser after admin, not at boot
The user mode switch is attempted when the device
boots and after the administrator presses the hotkey. The
mode switch is being attempted after a hotkey press.
LOG_EX
ToUser after admin-app still open
The switch to user mode is being made via a hotkey
press and the administrator has left the application open
and has not made any changes in the configuration.
LOG_EX
ToUser after admin-no app or cmd
line change
If user mode is being entered via a hotkey press, the
administrator may have left the configured application
open. If so, AppLock does not launch the application
again unless a new application or command line has
been specified; otherwise, it just locks it.
LOG_EX
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Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Unable to move desktop
The desktop is moved when switching into user mode.
This prevents them from being visible if the application
is exited and restarted by the timer. This error does not
affect the screen mode switch; processing continues.
LOG_ERROR
Unable to move taskbar
The taskbar is moved when switching into user mode.
This prevents them from being visible if the application
is exited and restarted by the timer. This error does not
affect the screen mode switch; processing continues.
LOG_ERROR
Unhook taskbar wndproc failure
AppLock could not remove its control of the taskbar.
This error does not affect AppLock processing
LOG_ERROR
Unhook wndproc failure
AppLock could not remove the hook that allows
monitoring of the application.
LOG_ERROR
Unhooking taskbar
In administration mode, the taskbar should return to
normal operation, so AppLock’s control of the taskbar
should be removed.
LOG_EX
Unhooking wndproc
When the administrator leaves user mode, the device is
fully operational; therefore, AppLock must stop
monitoring the locked application.
LOG_EX
WM_SIZE adjusted
This message denotes that AppLock has readjusted the
window size.
LOG_EX
X after Ctrl+L
Processing the backdoor entry.
LOG_EX
Ret from password <#>
Return value from password dialog.
LOG_EX
Decrypt data len <#>
Length of decrypted password.
LOG_EX
Window handle to
enumwindows=%x
The window handle that is passed to the enumeration
function. This message can be used by engineering with
other development tools to trouble shoot application
lock failures.
LOG_EX
WM_WINDOWPOSCHG
adjusted=%x
Output the window size after it has been adjusted by
AppLock
LOG_EX
Term process restart –window not
found
The locked application has been closed using a method
that cannot be detected by AppLock. AppLock will
restart the application.
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AppLock Registry Settings
AppLock Registry Settings
This system application runs at startup via the “launch” feature of LXE Windows CE .NET
devices. When the launch feature is installed on the device, the following registry settings are
created. The launch feature registry settings are embedded in the mobile device OS image:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\LXE\\Persist\\Filename=AppLock.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\LXE\\Persist\\Installed=
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\LXE\\Persist\\FileCheck=
AppLock registry settings identify the application that is going to be locked and any parameters
that are needed by the application. These registry settings are as follows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\LXE\\Administration\\AppName
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\LXE\\AppCommandLine=
In addition to the registry settings needed to specify the application, additional registry settings are
needed to store the configuration options for AppLock. These options include, among others, the
administrator’s password and hotkey.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\LXE\\AppLock\\Administration\\HotKey=
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\LXE\\AppLock\\Administration\\EP=
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Appendix A Key Maps
95-key Keypad with Pointing Device
Esc
F1
~
F2
!
1
`
Caps
Lock
W
A
Z
Shift
Ctrl
$
%
4
5
E
S
R
D
X
F5
F4
#
3
@
2
Q
Tab
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C
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J
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Alt
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+
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BackSpace
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P
L
Print
Screen
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G
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Enter
Shift
Alt
Scroll
Lock
/
*
-
7
8
9
+
4
5
6
1
2
Home
0
Ins
L
Break
Num
Lock
End
Ctrl
Fn
Pause
PgUp
3
PgDn
.
Del
Enter
R
Figure A-1 95-Key VMT QWERTY Keyboard
The key map table that follows lists the commands used for the VX7. Note that since the VX7
uses a Microsoft Windows CE .NET operating system, no DOS Terminal Emulation keypress
sequences are provided.
Key Map 101-Key Equivalencies
There are ten hidden keys on the 95-key keyboard. Each of these hidden keys is accessed by
pressing the <Fn> key plus another key.
To get this key
Press These Keys and Then
Insert
Fn + 0 on the number pad
Home
Fn + 7 on the number pad
Page Up
Fn + 9 on the number pad
Delete
Fn + . on the number pad
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End
Fn + 1 on the number pad
Page Down
Fn + 3 on the number pad
Up Arrow
Fn + 8 on the number pad
Left Arrow
Fn + 4 on the number pad
Down Arrow
Fn + 2 on the number pad
Right Arrow
Fn + 6 on the number pad
The 95-key keyboard does not have a 2nd key function.
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60-key Standard Keypad
60-key Standard Keypad
ESC
CTRL
SHIFT
ALT
2ND
CAPS
BREAK
R/S
F1
F2
F3
@
!
|
E
;
\
A
SP
$
#
W
BKLT
F5
F4
%
&
^
R
T
:
D
F
G
Z
X
C
V
(
*
,
I
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H
J
B
N
F9
)
O
P
PgUp
?
K
_
~
F8
F7
U
Y
‘
S
F6
L
Home
PgDn
CAPS
/
2nd
=
F10
INS
BKSP
ENTER
END
M
[
<
7
4
1
0
{
]
8
5
2
+
}
>
9
6
3
DEL
.
Figure A-2 60-Key VMT QWERTY Keyboard
The key map table that follows lists the commands used when running LXE’s VX7.
Key Map 101-Key Equivalencies
When using a sequence of keys that includes the 2nd key, press the 2nd key first then the rest of the
key sequence.
Note:
This keyboard does not have a NumLock indicator. By default, NumLock is enabled
when the VX7 reboots. The warmboot behavior of NumLock can be configured. Please
refer to Chapter 4, “System Configuration”.
The default condition of Caps (or CapsLock) is Off. The Caps (or CapsLock) condition
can be set toggled with a <2nd>+<F1> key sequence. The CAPS LED on the VMT
keyboard is illuminated when CapsLock is On.
Press These Keys and Then
To get this key
nd
2
Increase Brightness
Press this key
CapsLock
x
F4
3
x
F5
x
F6
4
x
F7
5
x
F8
Decrease Volume 5
x
F9
Decrease Contrast
Increase Volume
5
Alt
4
Increase Contrast
4
Ctrl
3
Decrease Brightness
3
Shift
The Brightness Adjustment keys have no function. Brightness is adjusted via the buttons on
the VX7 control panel.
The Contrast Adjustment keys have no function because the VX7 is equipped with a TFT
display that has no provision for these adjustments.
The Volume Control keys have no function as the volume control is adjusted via the Windows
System Tray Volume icon.
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Press These Keys and Then
To get this key
nd
2
6
Keyboard Backlight
Suspend/Resume
7
Shift
x
Ctrl
x
x
Shift
Shift
Alt
Alt
Ctrl
Ctrl
Esc
Esc
Space
Sp
Enter
Enter
Enter (numeric)
x
Enter
CapsLock (Toggle)
x
F1
Back Space
Ins/BkSp
Tab
Tab
BackTab
Ctrl-Break
x
8
Pause
Tab
x
x
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F2
Up Arrow
Up Arrow
Down Arrow
Down Arrow
Right Arrow
Right Arrow
Left Arrow
8
F10
2nd
2
7
Press this key
CapsLock
F3
nd
6
Alt
Left Arrow
Insert
x
Ins/BkSp
Delete (numeric)
x
DOT
Home
x
Left Arrow
End
x
Right Arrow
Page Up
x
Up Arrow
Page Down
x
Down Arrow
Right Shift
x
x
F7
Right Alt
x
x
F8
Right Ctrl
x
x
F9
ScrollLock
x
x
F4
NumLock
x
x
F10
F1
F1
F2
F2
F3
F3
The Keyboard Backlight key is used in <2nd> + <CTRL> + <F10> key sequence. Refer to
“VMT Keyboard Backlighting” in Chapter 4, “System Configuration”.
The Suspend/Resume key has no function as Windows Power Management controls all power
management modes on the VX7.
Press <Ctrl> then <2nd> then <F2> to produce Ctrl-Break.
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Key Map 101-Key Equivalencies
To get this key
Press These Keys and Then
nd
2
Shift
Ctrl
Alt
Press this key
CapsLock
F4
F4
F5
F5
F6
F6
F7
F7
F8
F8
F9
F9
F10
F10
F11
x
x
F1
F12
x
x
F2
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g
G
h
H
I
I
j
J
k
K
l
L
m
M
n
N
o
O
p
P
q
Q
r
R
s
S
t
T
u
U
v
V
w
W
x
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Z
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nd
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Shift
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Alt
Press this key
CapsLock
x
F
G
x
G
H
x
H
I
x
I
J
x
J
K
x
K
L
x
L
M
x
M
N
x
N
O
x
O
P
x
P
Q
x
Q
R
x
R
S
x
S
T
x
T
U
x
U
V
x
V
W
x
W
X
x
X
Y
x
Y
Z
x
Z
1 (alpha)
x
x
1
2 (alpha)
x
x
2
3 (alpha)
x
x
3
4 (alpha)
x
x
4
5 (alpha)
x
x
5
6 (alpha)
x
x
6
7 (alpha)
x
x
7
8 (alpha)
x
x
8
9 (alpha)
x
x
9
0 (alpha)
x
x
0
DOT (alpha)
x
K
1 (numeric)
1
2 (numeric)
2
3 (numeric)
3
4 (numeric)
4
5 (numeric)
5
6 (numeric)
6
7 (numeric)
7
8 (numeric)
8
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Key Map 101-Key Equivalencies
To get this key
Press These Keys and Then
nd
2
Shift
Ctrl
9 (numeric)
Alt
Press this key
CapsLock
9
0 (numeric)
0
DOT (numeric)
DOT
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x
0
[
x
1
]
x
2
>
x
3
=
x
4
{
x
5
}
x
6
/ (numeric)
x
/ (alpha)
x
- (numeric)
x
- (alpha)
x
+ (numeric)
x
x
7
7
x
8
8
x
9
+ (alpha)
x
9
* (numeric)
x
I
* (alpha)
x
: (colon)
x
D
; (semicolon)
x
F
?
x
L
`
x
N
_ (underscore)
x
M
, (comma)
x
J
‘ (apostrophe)
x
H
~ (tilde)
x
B
\
x
S
|
x
A
“
x
G
x
I
!
x
Q
@
x
W
#
x
E
$
x
R
%
x
T
^
x
Y
&
x
U
(
x
O
)
x
P
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IBM 3270 Keypad Ovelay
PA1
ESC
2ND
PA3
PA2
CAPS
BREAK
R/S
F1
F2
F3
BKLT
F5
F4
F6
@
!
Attn
SHIFT
|
$
#
W
E
;
\
%
R
&
^
T
:
‘
D
S
,
G
F
O
P
Z
2nd
=
7
8
+
9
INS
BKSP
4
{
5
}
6
K
L
[
ENTER
1
]
2
>
3
NL
C
X
PgUp
?
J
H
_
~
SP
)
I
.
Clr
ALT
/
E-Inp
(
*
U
Y
CAPS
F10
Del
SysReq
A
F9
Ins
Rst
CTRL
F8
F7
V
B
N
Home
PgDn
<
END
M
0
DEL
.
Figure A-3 IBM 3270 Specific Keypad
The 60-key keypad is available with an IBM 3270 overlay designed to allow the user to enter
terminal emulator commands when running LXE’s RFTerm™ program. When running this
program please refer to the following reference guide for equivalent keys and keypress sequences:
•
RFTerm™ Reference Guide
IBM 5250 Keypad Overlay
ESC
2ND
CAPS
BREAK
R/S
F1
F2
F3
BKLT
F5
F4
F6
Dup
CTRL
@
!
Attn
SHIFT
|
E
;
S
%
R
&
^
T
:
D
‘
F
G
H
SP
.
J
X
C
V
B
N
/
2nd
=
7
8
+
9
P
INS
BKSP
Field Exit
PgUp
L
ENTER
[
4
1
{
]
5
2
}
>
6
3
Fld-
_
~
Z
)
O
?
K
NL
Clr
ALT
I
Fld+
,
CAPS
F10
E-Inp
(
*
U
Y
F9
Ins
Del
SysReq
\
A
$
#
W
F8
F7
Home
PgDn
END
M
<
0
DEL
.
Figure A-4 IBM 5250 Specific Keypad
The 60-key keypad is available with an IBM 5250 overlay designed to allow the user to enter
terminal emulator commands when running LXE’s RFTerm™ program. When running this
program please refer to the following reference guide for equivalent keys and keypress sequences:
•
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Appendix B Technical Specifications
Physical Specifications
Features
Specification
CPU
400MHz Intel® PXA255
Memory
RAM
64 or 128MB DRAM
Display
Controller
SVGA compatible controller
Type
TFT
Compact Flash
64 or 128MB
Mass Storage
Comments
PCMCIA
Secure Digital
16Mb, 64MB, 128MB and 256MB
PCMCIA/CardBus Interface
Two (2) PCMCIA: Accepts Type I
and II PCMCIA cards.
External
Connectors/
Interfaces
Two (2) external RS-232C serial
ports: COM1 and COM3 9
9-pin “D” (male)
connectors
One USB Host and one USB Client
Port
Via Adapter Cable
One (1) Ethernet Port
Power Connector
12-80V DC input power
Power Switch
Sealed power switch
Beeper
Minimum loudness greater than
95dBm at 10 cm in front of unit
Dimensions
Length: 12.2 in (30.98 cm)
5-pin connector
Width: 9.6 in (24.38 cm)
Depth: 3.7 in (9.39 cm)
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Battery for CMOS
Internal lithium Battery
External
Power
Supply
120-240VAC to 12VDC
AC Adapter
COM3 is labeled “COM2/3”.
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Environmental Specifications
Environmental Specifications
The VX7 will withstand the following environmental characteristics and has been tested in
accordance with applicable sections of MIL-STD-810E.
Feature
Specification
Altitude
Operational to 10,000 ft. (3048 meters)
Operating Temperature
Standard version:
-4°F to 122°F (-20°C to 50°C) [non-condensing]
Extended temperature version:
-22º to 122º F (-30ºC to 50ºC [condensing]
Storage Temperature
Standard version:
-22°F to 140°F (-30°C to 60°C) [non-condensing]
Extended temperature version:
-22°F to 140°F (-30°C to 60°C) [condensing]
Water, Sand and Dust
Humidity
IP66 per IEC60529
Standard version:
Up to 90% Non-condensing at 40°C (104°F)
Extended temperature version:
100%
Vibration
ESD
Shock
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transportation, transit face.
15 kV
75G, 5msec duration, 100 shock impacts
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Display Specifications
Characteristic
Type
Specification
TFT
Resolution
Cell Size
Dot Dimensions
Display Dimensions
SVGA
Default: 800 X 600 pixels (25 lines x 80 characters)
Optional: 640x480 pixels on Platform 2 VX7s.
8 x 16 pixels
(8 x 8 also supported – 25 lines x 80 chars)
.30mm x .30mm
280mm x 218mm x 11mm (11.0” x 8.6” x 0.4”)
Viewing Area
249mm x 187.5mm (9.8” x 7.38”)
Active Display Area
246mm x 184.5mm (9.7” x 7.26”)
UPS Battery Pack Specifications
Feature
Specification
Altitude
Operational to 10,000 ft. (3048 meters)
Operating Temperature
-30 °C to +50 °C (-22 °F to +122 °F)
Storage Temperature
-40 °C to +70 °C (-40 °F to +158 °F)
Water, Sand and Dust
IP66 per IEC60529
Humidity
10-90% Non-condensing at 40°C (104°F)
Vibration
Bounce loose cargo for 0.5 hour duration. Common
carrier transportation, transit face.
ESD
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Radio Specifications
Radio Specifications
Summit CF 2.4GHz
Bus Interface:
Compact Flash via a PCMCIA adapter
Radio Frequencies:
2.4 - 2.4897 GHz IEEE 802.11b 802.11g DSSS
OFDM
RF Data Rates:
1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
RF Power Level:
64 mW (18 dBm)
Channels
11 US, 13 Europe, 13 Japan
Operating Temperature
see VX7 Environmental Specifications
Storage Temperature
see VX7 Environmental Specifications
Connectivity:
Novell, TCP/IP, Ethernet, ODI
PCMCIA Cisco 2.4GHz Type II
Bus Interface:
PCMCIA 2.0, Type II slot
Radio Frequencies:
2.4 - 2.4835 GHz IEEE 802.11b DS SS
RF Data Rates:
11 Mbps
RF Power Level:
100 mW
Channels
11 US, 13 Europe, 4 France, 1 Japan
Operating Temperature
see VX7 Environmental Specifications
Storage Temperature
see VX7 Environmental Specifications
Connectivity:
Novell, TCP/IP, Ethernet, ODI
PCMCIA Symbol 11Mb 2.4GHz Type II
Bus Interface:
PCMCIA 2.0, Type II slot
Radio Frequencies:
2.4 - 2.5 GHz IEEE 802.11b DS SS
RF Data Rates:
11 Mbps maximum
RF Power Level:
100 mW
Channels
11 US, 13 Europe, 4 France, 1 Japan
Operating Temperature
see VX7 Environmental Specifications
Storage Temperature
see VX7 Environmental Specifications
Connectivity:
Novell, TCP/IP, Ethernet, ODI
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Revision History
Revision A, Initial Release: November 2004
Revision B: August 2005
Section
Explanation
Chapter 1 – Introduction
Revised “Document Conventions”, “When To Use This Guide”,
“Touchscreen and Mouse” and “Accessories” sections.
Specified the proper USB adapter cable to use in “Connect” section.
Chapter 2 – Physical
Description and Layout
Added “Identifying Your VX7”, “USB Keyboard/Mouse” and
“Touchscreen Heater” sections.
Updated “Video Subsystem”, “Antenna Connections”, “The Keyboards”,
“On/Off Switch”, “General Windows CE .NET Keyboard Shortcuts” and
“CAPS LED” sections.
Replaced “CapsLock, Scroll Lock and the VX7” section with “CapsLock
and the VX7” and “Scroll Lock and the VX7” sections.
Replaced “Antenna Connector” section with “Antenna Connections”
section.
Chapter 4 – System
Configuration
Revised “About”, “Administrator Control”, “LAUNCH.EXE”, “Reflash the
VX7”, “Accessibility” and Date/Time” sections.
Added “2.4GHz Radio Configuration”, “Changing the Display Resolution”,
“Disabling the Touchscreen Heater”, “Configuring CapsLock Behavior”
and “Configuring IPv6 Broadcast Messages” sections.
Removed “Cisco – Aironet Configuration Utility (ACU)” and “Symbol”
sections. This information is now included in Chapter 5.
Chapter 5 – Wireless Network
Configuration
Added new chapter containing sections removed from Chapter 4.
Revision C: October 2005
Section
Explanation
Chapter 1 – Introduction
Updated “When To Use This Guide”.
Updated “Accessories” list.
Chapter 4 – System
Configuration
Renamed “Configuring IPv6 Broadcast Messages” section to “Configuring
IPv6” and revised section.
Chapter 5 – Wireless Network
Configuration
Revised “Introduction” and “Cisco – Aironet Client Utility (ACU)” section.
Renamed “Configuring VX7 Radio” to “Configuring VX7 Radio Without
WPA”.
Added “WPA for the VX7” section.
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Revision History
Revision D: June 2006
Section
Explanation
Entire Manual
Updated all images with the new LXE logo.
Notices
Updated copyrights and trademarks.
Chapter 1 – Introduction
Revised “Accessories” listing.
Chapter 2 – Physical
Description and Layout
Revised “On/Off Switch”, “Scanner Serial Connector (COM1)”,
“Printer/PC Serial Connector (COM3)”, “Install the 2.4GHz Type II
PCMCIA Radio”, “Input Panel (Virtual Keyboard)”, “Video Subsystem”
and “The Display” .
Added new section: “Technical Specifications – Screen Blanking Cable”.
Chapter 3 – Power Supply
Revised “VX7 Input Power Specifications”.
Chapter 4 – System
Configuration
Revised “Installed Software”, “Start Menu Program Options”, “Network
and Dialup Connections”, “Control Panel Options”, “About”, “Date/Time”,
“Keyboard”, “Password”, “Regional Settings”, “Remote Desktop
Connection”, “Scanner”, “Storage Manager”, “LAUNCH.EXE” and
“Reflash the VX7” sections.
Added new sections: “Folders Copies at Startup” and “Enabling
GrabTime”.
Removed section: “Bluetooth Manager”.
Renamed “VX7 Command Line Utility” to “VX7 Command Line Utilities”
and updated section.
Chapter 5 – Wireless Network
Configuration
Revised “Profiles Tab” section.
Split radio configuration section into two sections “Cisco Radio” and
“Symbol radio”. Added a new section, “Summit Radio”. Each section
contains the manufacturer specific configuration information.
Moved all certificate generating and installation instructions to a new
“Certificates” section.
Chapter 6 – AppLock
New chapter. Information previously included in Appendix B is now
referred to as “Single Application”.
Added Multi Application AppLock to chapter.
Appendix B – Technical
Specifications
Added “Revision History” to appendix.
Added Summit Radio Technical Specifications.
Appendix C – AppLock
Deleted appendix. Information is now included in Chapter 6, AppLock.
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A
About
software, hardware, version, network IP ............76
AC Adapter, Specifications ...................................221
AC to DC Power Supply .........................................59
Accessibility settings ...............................................79
Activation Key.......................................................193
ActiveSync
Cables..................................................................11
Cold Boot and Loss of Host Re-connection......107
Configure ............................................................11
Connect .......................................................11, 106
Create Comm Option ........................................109
Explore..............................................................106
Help.....................................................................70
IR port transmission............................................70
Options..............................................................105
Prerequisites......................................................105
Setup Wizard.....................................................105
Troubleshooting ................................................108
Use this cable ..............................................23, 110
Version 3.7..........................................................70
Adapter Cable, VX1/2/4 Power Supply ..................63
Add Prefix ...............................................................96
Add Suffix ...............................................................96
Admin Hotkey
AppLock ...................................................190, 199
Allow Connection....................................................90
Antenna
Connector, Location..........................................5, 7
Diversity
Receive........................................................132
Transmit ......................................................132
External...............................................................37
Internal ................................................................38
Remote ................................................................37
API calls ................................................................116
Appearance
Scheme................................................................83
Application Panel ..................................................192
AppLock
End-user mode ..................................................190
EUIE .................................................................193
Hotkey for Administrator..................................190
Passwords..........................................................191
Setup .................................................................187
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Audio
Connector............................................................33
Auto hide .................................................................74
B
Background and Window colors .............................83
Backlight Control, Keyboard.................................119
Backlight timers.......................................................83
Barcode
Data Entry .............................................................8
Barcode scanner data entry........................................8
Battery
CMOS, Specifications.......................................221
Battery Auto Turn Off .............................................83
Baud Rate ................................................................93
Beeper, Specifications ...........................................221
C
Calibration .............................................................101
CAPS LOCK Mode LED Indicator.........................44
CapsLock.................................................................40
Configuring.......................................................121
Caps-Lock Mode .....................................................44
Central Processing Unit...........................................17
Certificates...............................................................80
Root CA ............................................................174
User...................................................................178
Character Recognition
Touchscreen ........................................................73
Cisco
PEAP Suplicant.................................................149
WPA Radio Driver............................................148
Cisco Client ...........................................................147
Cisco Radio
WEP ..................................................................146
Cleaning
Display ................................................................50
Clear Contents of Document Folder ........................74
Clear persistant memory ........................................119
CMOS Battery .........................................................18
CMOS NiCd Battery ...............................................61
COLDBOOT.EXE.................................................115
Color
Cable Wiring.......................................................62
Color screen
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Backlight.............................................................83
COM port
screen blanking ...................................................98
settings tab ..........................................................95
COM Ports...............................................................93
COM1/Scanner Connection, Location ......................6
COM3 Connector, Location ......................................6
Comm Ports
COM1 ...........................................................20, 21
COM3 ...........................................................20, 22
Command Prompt....................................................72
Component Locations............................................5, 7
Configuration
AppLock ...........................................................192
Ethernet.............................................................122
Single User AppLock........................................199
Connect
ActiveSync..........................................................71
Connect Using .........................................................90
Connector
Audio ..................................................................33
Keyboard.............................................................25
USB.....................................................................28
Connectors...............................................................20
Specifications....................................................221
Contrast Up and Down
Not applicable .....................................................46
Control Keys, location.............................................46
Control Panel
Single User AppLock........................................199
Control Panel options ..............................................75
Controller (Video), Specifications.........................221
Copyrights .............................................................103
CPU .....................................................................1, 17
Create a dialup, direct, or VPN connection .............87
Current Time ...........................................................81
D
Data Bits ..................................................................93
Data entry ..................................................................8
Daylight Savings .....................................................81
DB9-DB9 Serial Cable
Tech Specifications.....................................23, 110
Defaults
Caps Lock ...........................................................44
Delay .......................................................................85
Desktop....................................................................67
Device Name and description................................103
DHCP ......................................................................87
Dialup properties for dial up access ........................82
Dimensions, Specifications ...................................221
Display.....................................................................17
Brightness Control Keys .....................................46
Cleaning ..............................................................50
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Contrast Control Keys.........................................46
Features...............................................................50
Pixels...................................................................50
Resolution, Changing........................................119
Specifications............................................221, 223
Diversity
Receive..............................................................132
Transmit ............................................................132
Document Conventions .............................................3
Dot Pitch, Specifications .......................................223
E
EAP-TLS
Cisco Radio.......................................................165
End user switching
Hotkey...............................................................197
Touch ................................................................197
Enter Data..................................................................8
Environmental Specification .................................222
Error Messages
AppLock ...........................................................203
Ethernet
Configuration ....................................................122
Expand Control Panel..............................................74
External Auto Turn Off ...........................................83
External Connectors ................................................20
Audio ..................................................................33
Keyboard.............................................................25
Power ..................................................................34
Serial .............................................................21, 22
Specifications....................................................221
USB.....................................................................28
F
Factory Default Settings
ATA Compact Flash Slot....................................91
Cisco Client.......................................................145
Date/Time ...........................................................81
Display ................................................................83
Input Panel ..........................................................84
Internet Options ..................................................85
Keyboard.............................................................85
Owner..................................................................88
Password .............................................................89
PC Connection ....................................................90
PCMCIA Slots ....................................................91
Regional Settings ................................................92
Scanner................................................................93
System...............................................................102
Volume Mixer.....................................................86
Factory Default, reset to ........................................119
Features .....................................................................1
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Flash and Reflash ..........................................117, 118
Flash Memory............................................................1
FTP Server, start and stop .......................................71
Fuse
Replacement........................................................64
G
General ..................................................................102
Getting Started...........................................................4
Global Delay..........................................................193
Global Key ............................................................193
H
Hardware
Configuration ......................................................16
Version................................................................15
Hardware version ..........................................124, 148
Heater, Touchscreen ................................................50
Hidden Keys ......................................................40, 43
Hotkey
AppLock ...........................................................194
Single User AppLock........................................200
How To
Initiate Page Up command..................................45
Install Radio Card ...............................................53
Keyboard data entry..............................................8
Toggle 2nd key on and off ..................................45
Toggle Caps-Lock on and off .............................45
Type <!> .............................................................45
HyperTerminal ......................................................108
I
Icons
Explorer, Internet ................................................67
My Computer ......................................................67
My Documents....................................................67
Recycle Bin.........................................................67
Idle Time .................................................................83
Inbox
Outlook ...............................................................72
Input Panel...............................................................84
Install
Equipment Needed..............................................53
Fuse.....................................................................64
Type II 2.4GHz Radio Card....................53, 56, 57
Internet Explorer
AppLock ...........................................................193
Single User AppLock........................................200
Internet Explorer
Radio card and ISP required ...............................72
Internet Options .......................................................85
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IP Address
DHCP..................................................................87
Static ...................................................................87
K
Key Map ........................................................213, 214
101-Key Chart...................................................214
Hidden Keys .................................................40, 43
TN3270 keyboard .............................................219
TN5270 keyboard .............................................219
Keyboard
0409 ....................................................................85
Backlight.................................................41, 43, 46
Backlight Control..............................................119
Connector............................................................25
Connector, Location..............................................6
Control Keys .......................................................46
Data entry..............................................................8
Hidden Key Functions ..................................40, 43
LED Indicators....................................................44
Onscreen only .....................................................84
Shortcuts .............................................................47
L
LAUNCH.EXE......................................................111
LEAP
Cisco Radio.......................................................146
Summit Radio ...................................................138
LED indicators.........................................................44
LEDs
2nd ......................................................................45
Caps-Lock, CAPS ...............................................44
Secondary Keys ..................................................45
Levels, Logging
Single User AppLock........................................202
List configured ActiveSync connections .................90
Location
Antenna Connector .............................................20
COM1 and COM3...............................................20
Fuse.....................................................................20
Power DC Connector ..........................................20
Power Switch ......................................................20
Printer Port..........................................................20
RS232 ports.........................................................20
Scanner Port........................................................20
Serial Ports ..........................................................20
USB Connector ...................................................20
Logging
AppLock ...........................................................196
Loss of Host Re-connection ..................................107
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M
MAC Address..........................................................78
Main.........................................................................93
Manuals ...................................................................12
Media Player............................................................72
Memory ...................................................17, 102, 221
allocate for programs or storage........................103
Installed.............................................................102
Menu Options
Start.....................................................................69
Modes
AppLock ...........................................................190
Mouse
95-key keyboard .................................................10
PS/2.....................................................................10
USB.....................................................................10
Multi-Application AppLock ..................................188
My Computer
Folders ................................................................68
N
NuLockl...................................................................40
NUM LOCK
and 2nd Functions ................................................43
Disabled ..............................................................43
NumLock
Configuring.......................................................120
O
On/Off
condition of CapsLock......................................214
condition of NumLock......................................214
Switch .........................................................19, 221
Operating Temperature, Specifications .................222
Optional Power Supply............................................59
Owner
Identification .......................................................88
Notes ...................................................................88
P
Parity .......................................................................93
Password..................................................................89
AppLock ...........................................................191
AppLock Save As .............................................196
lost at cold boot.................................................115
Single User AppLock........................................201
PC Card Slots, Location ........................................5, 7
PC Cards
Plug and Play ......................................................18
PCMCIA Cards
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Plug and Play ......................................................18
Types, Specifications ........................................221
PCMCIA Slots.........................................................51
Disable/Enable ....................................................91
PEAP/GTC
Cisco Radio.......................................................157
PEAP/MSCHAP
Cisco Radio.......................................................154
Summit Radio ...................................................140
Pen Stylus ............................................................9, 50
Phillips No. 1 Screwdriver ......................................53
Physical Controls.....................................................19
Physical Specification............................................221
Pin 9 on COM1
and Scanner.........................................................21
Pin 9 Power .............................................................93
Pinout
COM1 .................................................................21
COM3 .................................................................22
Pointing Device, 95-key keyboard ..........................10
Power Cable
Adapting VX1/2/4 Power Supply .......................63
Power Connector .....................................................34
Location ................................................................6
Specifications....................................................221
Power Port 1 while asleep .......................................94
Power Status LED ...................................................19
Power Supply
CMOS Battery ....................................................18
CMOS NiCd Battery...........................................61
Power Supply, Specifications ................................221
Power Switch...........................................................19
Location ................................................................6
Specifications....................................................221
Prefix and Suffix .....................................................97
PREGEDIT.EXE ...................................................115
Pre-loaded Files ...............................................66, 111
Printer Serial Port ....................................................22
Prompt
Command............................................................72
PS/2 Mouse..............................................................10
Q
Quick Start Instructions.............................................4
R
Radio
MAC Address .....................................................78
Radio Specifications
2.4 GHz.............................................................224
RAM......................................................................221
Rate..........................................................................85
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Recalibration..........................................................101
Reflash...........................................................117, 118
Regional Setting ......................................................92
REGLOAD.EXE ...................................................115
Remote desktop connection.....................................73
Remove user installed programs..............................92
Repeat......................................................................85
Resolution................................................................17
Resolution, Specifications .....................................223
Reverse Polarity.......................................................62
Revision History....................................................225
Revision Level
Hardware.......................................15, 17, 124, 148
Software ..............................................................15
Root CA Certificates
Generating.........................................................174
Installing on VX7..............................................176
RS-232
Data Entry .............................................................8
S
Scan Keys
Left and Right .....................................................93
Scanner
and Pin 9 on COM1 ............................................21
Data entry..............................................................8
Screen blanking .......................................................98
Cable ...................................................................24
Scroll Lock ..............................................................40
Secondary Mode LED Indicator..............................44
Security
Single User AppLock........................................200
Security Options, Wirerless...................................123
Security Panel
AppLock ...........................................................194
Security Password
AppLock ...........................................................195
Send Key Messages and Wedge..............................94
Serial Cable
for ActiveSync ............................................23, 110
Serial Connector ................................................21, 22
Set the double-click sensitivity for stylus taps ........86
Setup
AppLock ...........................................................187
Show Clock .............................................................74
Single Application AppLock .................................189
Slot 0 (Left) .............................................................51
Slot 1 (Right) ...........................................................51
Soft Keyboard..........................................................84
Software and Files ...........................................66, 111
Software Load .........................................................66
Software Revision ...................................................15
Speaker Jack, Location..........................................5, 7
Speaker Volume Control Keys ................................46
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Speaker/Beeper, Location..........................................7
Specifications
Audio Connector.................................................33
Display ..............................................................223
Environmental...................................................222
Input Power.........................................................63
Keyboard Connector ...........................................25
Physical.............................................................221
Power Connector.................................................34
USB Connector ...................................................28
Start Menu ...............................................................69
Static IP Address .....................................................87
Status
Single User AppLock........................................202
Status LED Indicator ...............................................44
Status Panel
AppLock ...........................................................195
Stop Bits ..................................................................93
Storage Manager
devices ..............................................................100
Storage Temperature, Specifications .....................222
Stored certificates ....................................................80
Strip Leading and Strip Trailing..............................97
Stylus ...................................................................9, 50
Data Entry .............................................................9
properties ..........................................................101
sensitivity ..........................................................101
Suffix and Prefix .....................................................97
System
Hardware Configuration .....................................16
System Memory.......................................................17
System Requirements, WPA, Cisco ......................148
T
Terminal Emulator List .............................................1
Tile...........................................................................83
Time Zone ...............................................................81
Toggle 2nd key on and off ......................................45
Torque Wrench........................................................53
Touchscreen.........................................................9, 50
Data Entry .............................................................9
Disabling...........................................................120
Finger or Stylus.....................................................9
Heater..................................................................50
Disabling .....................................................120
Transcriber...............................................................73
Troubleshooting
ActiveSync........................................................108
AppLock Password ...........................................191
Multi-Application AppLock .............................198
Type II 2.4GHz Radio Card ........................53, 56, 57
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U
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) ......................18
UPS..........................................................................18
Operating Temperature, Specifications.............223
Storage Temperature, Specifications ................223
USB
Connector............................................................28
USB Connector, Location .........................................6
USB Mouse .............................................................10
User Certificates
Generating.........................................................178
Installing on VX7..............................................183
User-specific application version information.........76
Utilities ..................................................................111
V
Vehicle Chassis Ground ..........................................34
Vehicle Power ...................................................18, 59
Adapting VX1/2/4 Power Supply .......................63
Video Subsystem .....................................................17
View
Display ................................................................50
Viewing Area, Specifications ................................223
Virtual Keyboard .....................................................84
VMT keyboard ........................................................39
W
Index
WAVPLAY.EXE ..................................................115
Wedge......................................................................94
WEP
Cisco Radio.......................................................146
Summit Radio ...................................................137
Symbol Radio....................................................172
When to use this guide ..............................................2
Windows
Network Configuration .....................................122
Windows Explorer...................................................73
Windows version...................................................102
Wire Color
Cable Wiring.......................................................62
WPA
Radio Driver, Cisco ..........................................148
Supported Authentications................................123
Cisco Radio .................................................148
Summit Radio..............................................124
System Requirements, Cisco.............................148
WPA/LEAP
Cisco Radio.......................................................162
Summit Radio ...................................................142
WPA-PSK
Cisco Radio.......................................................169
Summit Radio ...................................................143
Z
Zero Config Utility, Microsoft ..............................151
WARMBOOT.EXE...............................................115
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