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F725-E SERIES TERMINALS
User’s Manual
F725-E SERIES TERMINALS
User’s Manual
F725-E SERIES TERMINALS
USER'S MANUAL
DATALOGIC S.p.A.
Via Candini 2
40012 - Lippo di Calderara di Reno
Bologna - Italy
F725-E Series Terminals
Ed.: 11/2003
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Datalogic reserves the right to make modifications and improvements without
prior notification.
Datalogic shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions
contained herein, nor for incidental or consequential damages resulting from
the use of this material.
Product names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may
be trademarks and or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
© Datalogic S.p.A. 2001 - 2003
822000051 (Rev. A)
CONTENTS
REFERENCES ............................................................... v
Conventions.................................................................... v
Reference Documentation .............................................. v
Service, Support and Warranty ....................................... v
SAFETY REGULATIONS .............................................. vi
General Safety Rules..................................................... vi
Laser Safety ..................................................................vii
Radio Compliance ......................................................... xi
FCC Compliance ...........................................................xii
GENERAL VIEW ......................................................... xiii
1
1.1
1.1.1
1.1.2
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
INTRODUCTION ............................................................ 1
Terminal Description ....................................................... 1
F725-E............................................................................ 1
F725-E/RF ...................................................................... 2
Application Development Programs ................................ 4
Downloading EasyGen™ Demo...................................... 5
Package Contents .......................................................... 5
Accessories .................................................................... 6
2
2.1
2.2
2.2.1
2.2.2
2.2.3
2.2.4
2.3
CONNECTIONS ............................................................. 7
Cradle ............................................................................. 7
Connection to the Host Computer................................... 8
RS232 Connection.......................................................... 8
Connection with Eavesdrop Interface............................ 10
RS485 Connection........................................................ 11
RF Connection.............................................................. 13
Connection Cable ......................................................... 14
3
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
USE AND OPERATION................................................ 16
Description of Keys Using EasyGen™.......................... 16
Barcode Scanning ........................................................ 19
Deleting the Application Program.................................. 20
Downloading Data to Host ............................................ 21
4
4.1
4.2
4.3
MAINTENANCE............................................................ 22
Charging the Batteries .................................................. 22
Replacing the Batteries................................................. 24
Cleaning the Terminal................................................... 25
5
TROUBLESHOOTING.................................................. 26
6
TECHNICAL FEATURES ............................................. 27
iii
GLOSSARY.................................................................. 29
INDEX .......................................................................... 31
iv
REFERENCES
CONVENTIONS
This manual uses the following conventions:
“User” or “Operator” refers to anyone using a F725-E Terminal.
“Device” refers to the F725-E Terminal.
“You” refers to the System Administrator or Technical Support
person using this manual to install, operate, maintain or
troubleshoot a F725-E Terminal.
REFERENCE DOCUMENTATION
For further details refer to the Manuals of the various programs
provided when downloading the EasyGen™ Demo Version.
SERVICE, SUPPORT AND WARRANTY
Datalogic provides several services as well as technical support
through its website. Log on to www.datalogic.com/services/support
and click on the links indicated for further information including:
Services – Warranty Extensions and Maintenance Agreements
Support – Software Driver Downloads
Contact Us – Listing of Datalogic Subsidiaries and Quality
Partners
Authorised Repair Centres
Products>Portable Data Collection Terminals>Software Tools
▪
EasyGen™ Demo Version
EasyGen™ Demo software allows developers to easily and
quickly build personalized applications of average complexity
in a Windows environment.
▪
EasySend™
A Windows-based file uploading program.
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SAFETY REGULATIONS
Read this manual carefully before performing any
type of connection or repair on the terminal.
NOTE
The user is responsible for any damages caused
by incorrect use of the equipment or by
inobservance of the indication supplied in this
manual.
GENERAL SAFETY RULES
Use only the components supplied by the manufacturer for the
specific F725-E series terminal being used. The use of cradles
other than those supplied with the terminal or indicated in the list in
the appendix could cause serious damage to the terminal.
Do not attempt to disassemble the F725-E series terminal, as it
does not contain parts that can be repaired by the user. Any
tampering will invalidate the warranty.
When replacing the batteries or at the end of the operative life of
the terminal, disposal must be performed in compliance with the
laws in force.
Do not submerge the terminal in liquid products.
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LASER SAFETY
The laser light is visible to the human eye and is emitted from the
window indicated in the figure.
F725-E
Laser beam output window
S/N
P/N
Mod
Manufactured: Jan 2001
Datalogic S.p.A. – Calderara di Reno (BO) - Italy
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 which
cause undesired
operation.
LASER LIGHT
DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM
CLASS 2 LASER PRODUCT
MAX. OUTPUT RADIATION 1.0 mW
EMITTED WAVE LENGTH 630 ~ 680 nm
EN60825-1:2001
AVOID EXPOSURE
LASER LIGHT
IS EMITTED FROM
THIS APERTURE
CAUTION – CLASS 2 LASER LIGHT
WHEN OPEN DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM
This product complies with 21 CFR Subchapter J
Figure 1 - F725-E Laser Safety Labels
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F725-E/RF
Laser beam output window
LASER LIGHT
DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM
CLASS 2 LASER PRODUCT
MAX. OUTPUT RADIATION 1.0 mW
EMITTED WAVE LENGTH 630 ~ 680 nm
EN60825-1:2001
AVOID EXPOSURE
LASER LIGHT
IS EMITTED FROM
THIS APERTURE
CAUTION – CLASS 2 LASER LIGHT
WHEN OPEN DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM
This product complies with 21 CFR Subchapter J
Figure 2 - F725-E/RF Laser Safety Labels
I
D
F
E
LA LUCE LASER
È VISIBILE
ALL'OCCHIO
UMANO E VIENE
EMESSA DALLA
FINESTRA
INDICATA NELLA
FIGURA.
DIE LASERSTRAHLUNG IST FÜR
DAS MENSCHLICHE
AUGE SICHTBAR UND
WIRD AM STRAHLAUSTRITTSFENTSTER
AUSGESENDET
(SIEHE BILD)
LE RAYON LASER
EST VISIBLE À
L'OEIL MU ET IL
EST ÉMIS PAR LA
FENÊTRE
DÉSIGNÉE SUR
L'ILLUSTRATION
DANS LA FIGURE
A LUZ LÁSER
ES VISIBLE AL
OJO HUMANO
Y ES EMITIDA
POR LA
VENTANA
INDICADA EN
LA FIGURA.
LUCE LASER
NON FISSARE IL
FASCIO
APPARECCHIO
LASER DI
CLASSE 2
MASSIMA
POTENZA
D'USCITA:
LUNGHEZZA
D'ONDA EMESSA:
CONFORME A
EN 60825-1(2001)
LASERSTRAHLUNG
NICHT IN DEN STRAHL
BLICKEN PRODUKT
DER LASERKLASSE 2
MAXIMALE
AUSGANGSLEISTUNG:
WELLENLÄGE:
ENTSPR.
EN 60825-1(2001)
RAYON LASER
EVITER DE
REGARDER LE
RAYON APPAREIL
LASER DE
CLASSE 2
PUISSANCE DE
SORTIE:
LONGUER
D'ONDE EMISE:
CONFORME A
EN 60825-1 (2001)
RAYO LÁSER
NO MIRAR
FIJO EL RAYO
APARATO
LÁSER DE
CLASE 2
MÁXIMA
POTENCIA DE
SALIDA:
LONGITUD DE
ONDA
EMITIDA:
CONFORME A
EN 60825-1
(2001)
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ENGLISH
The following information is provided to comply with the rules
imposed by international authorities and refers to the correct use of
your terminal.
STANDARD LASER SAFETY REGULATIONS
This product conforms to the applicable requirements of both
CDRH 21 CFR 1040 and EN 60825-1 at the date of manufacture.
For installation, use and maintenance, it is not necessary to open
the device.
CAUTION
Use of controls or adjustments or performance
of procedures other than those specified herein
may result in exposure to hazardous visible
laser light.
The product utilizes a low-power laser diode. Although staring
directly at the laser beam momentarily causes no known biological
damage, avoid staring at the beam as one would with any very
strong light source, such as the sun. Avoid that the laser beam hits
the eye of an observer, even through reflective surfaces such as
mirrors, etc.
ITALIANO
Le seguenti informazioni vengono fornite dietro direttive delle
autorità internazionali e si riferiscono all’uso corretto del terminale.
NORMATIVE STANDARD PER LA SICUREZZA LASER
Questo prodotto risulta conforme alle normative vigenti sulla
sicurezza laser alla data di produzione: CDRH 21 CFR 1040 e EN
60825-1.
Non si rende mai necessario aprire l’appa-recchio per motivi di
installazione, utilizzo o manutenzione.
ATTENZIONE
L'utilizzo di procedure o regolazioni differenti
da quelle descritte nella documentazione
può provocare un'esposizione pericolosa a
luce laser visibile.
Il prodotto utilizza un diodo laser a bassa potenza. Sebbene non
siano noti danni riportati dall’occhio umano in seguito ad una
esposizione di breve durata, evitare di fissare il raggio laser così
come si eviterebbe qualsiasi altra sorgente di luminosità intensa,
ad esempio il sole. Evitare inoltre di dirigere il raggio laser negli
occhi di un osservatore, anche attraverso superfici riflettenti come
gli specchi.
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DEUTSCH
Die folgenden Informationen stimmen mit den Sicherheitshinweisen
überein, die von internationalen Behörden auferlegt wurden, und
sie beziehen sich auf den korrekten Gebrauch vom Terminal.
NORM FÜR DIE LASERSICHERHEIT
Dies Produkt entspricht am Tag der Herstellung den gültigen EN
60825-1 und CDRH 21 CFR 1040 Normen für die Lasersicherheit.
Es ist nicht notwendig, das Gerät wegen Betrieb oder Installations-,
und Wartungs-arbeiten zu öffnen.
ACHTUNG
Jegliche Änderungen am Gerät sowie
Vorgehensweisen,
die
nicht
in
dieser
Betriebsanleitung beschreiben werden, können
ein gefährliches Laserlicht verursachen.
Das Produkt benutzt eine Laserdiode. Obwohl zur Zeit keine
Augenschäden von kurzen Einstrahlungen bekannt sind, sollten Sie
es vermeiden für längere Zeit in den Laserstrahl zu schauen,
genauso wenig wie in starke Lichtquellen (z.B. die Sonne).
Vermeiden Sie es, den Laserstrahl weder gegen die Augen eines
Beobachters, noch gegen reflektierende Oberflächen zu richten.
FRANÇAIS
Les informations suivantes sont fournies selon les règles fixées par
les autorités internationales et se refèrent à une correcte utilisation
du terminal.
NORMES DE SECURITE LASER
Ce produit est conforme aux normes de sécurité laser en vigueur à
sa date de fabrication: CDRH 21 CFR 1040 et EN 60825-1.
Il n’est pas nécessaire d’ouvrir l’appareil pour l’installation,
l’utilisation ou l’entretien.
ATTENTION
L'utilisation de procédures ou réglages
différents de ceux donnés ici peut entrainer
une dangereuse exposition à lumière laser
visible.
Le produit utilise une diode laser. Aucun dommage aux yeux
humains n’a été constaté à la suite d’une exposition au rayon laser.
Eviter de regarder fixement le rayon, comme toute autre source
lumineuse intense telle que le soleil. Eviter aussi de diriger le rayon
vers les yeux d’un observateur, même à travers des surfaces
réfléchissantes (miroirs, par example).
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ESPAÑOL
Las informaciones siguientes son presentadas en conformidad con
las disposiciones de las autoridades internacionales y se refieren al
uso correcto del terminal.
NORMATIVAS ESTÁNDAR PARA LA SEGURIDAD LÁSER
Este aparato resulta conforme a las normativas vigentes de
seguridad láser a la fecha de producción: CDRH 21 CFR 1040 y
EN 60825-1.
No es necesario abrir el aparato para la instalación, la utilización o
la manutención.
ATENCIÓN
La utilización de procedimientos o regulaciones
diferentes de aquellas describidas en la
documentación puede causar una exposición
peligrosa a la luz láser visible.
El aparato utiliza un diodo láser a baja potencia. No son notorios
daños a los ojos humanos a consecuencia de una exposición de
corta duración. Eviten de mirar fijo el rayo láser así como evitarían
cualquiera otra fuente de luminosidad intensa, por ejemplo el sol.
Además, eviten de dirigir el rayo láser hacia los ojos de un
observador, también a través de superficies reflectantes como los
espejos.
RADIO COMPLIANCE
Information for the User
ENGLISH
Contact the competent authority responsible for the management of
radio frequency devices of your country to verify the eventual
necessity of a user license. Refer to the web site
for
further
http://europa.eu.int/comm/enterprise/rtte/spectr.htm
information.
ITALIANO
Prendi contatto con l'autorità competente per la gestione degli
apparati a radio frequenza del tuo paese, per verificarne l'eventuale
necessità della licenza d'uso. Inoltre puoi trovare ulteriori
informazioni al sito:
http://europa.eu.int/comm/enterprise/rtte/spectr.htm.
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FRANÇAIS
Contactez l'autorité compétente en la gestion des appareils à radio
fréquence de votre pays pour vérifier la nécessité du permis
d'usage. Pour tout renseignement vous pouvez vous adresser au
site web:
http://europa.eu.int/comm/enterprise/rtte/spectr.htm.
DEUTSCH
Um die Notwendigkeit der Verwendungslizenz zu prüfen, wenden
Sie sich an die Behörde, die auf der Radiofrequenzgerätsführung
Ihres Lands bewandert ist. Weitere Informationen sind verfügbar
auf dem Web Site:
http://europa.eu.int/comm/enterprise/rtte/spectr.htm.
ESPAÑOL
Contacta con la autoridad competente para la gestión de los
dispositivos de radio frecuencia de tu país, para verificar si es
necesario la licencia de uso. Además se puede encontrar mas
información en el sitio web:
http://europa.eu.int/comm/enterprise/rtte/spectr.htm.
FCC COMPLIANCE
This compliance refers only to the F725-E batch models.
CAUTION
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 which may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a
commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment
in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which
case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own
expense.
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GENERAL VIEW
A
D
C
B
Figure 3 - F725-E Series Terminals Overview
Key:
A)
Cradle communications window
B)
Multi-function LED
C)
Reset key (protected)
D)
Laser beam output window
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INTRODUCTION
1
1
INTRODUCTION
1.1
TERMINAL DESCRIPTION
Two different models of this terminal are provided:
Formula 725-E:
communicates with the host computer via a
cradle connection;
Formula 725-E/RF: communicates with the host computer via
radio frequency or normal cradle connection.
1.1.1
F725-E
The F725-E Hand-Held Laser Terminal offers features and
functionality typical of high-end product. Compact and lightweight,
with up to 2 MB of RAM memory for managing large databases and
512 KB of Flash memory for application programs of large
dimensions, F725-E solves the most complex application needs.
Furthermore, the "overspeed" capability boosts software
performance, thus increasing the operator's productivity.
The F725-E Long Range model enables reading of barcodes
located in difficult-to-reach places even up to 1.5m away, while the
reading capability of the standard model is the best you can desire
due to the high performance and high visibility laser engine allowing
barcodes to be scanned up to a distance of 70 cm.
The long life batteries assure large autonomy being able to cover
more than one work shift. The wide backlit LCD display with 4 lines
and 16 characters clearly shows much information, while the
practical 20-key alphanumeric keyboard allows data, codes and
descriptions to be input very quickly.
Protection against bumps, dust and water are all features that
make F725-E suitable for intensive use even in industrial
environments.
By using the optional EasyGen™ Application Generator or DS for
Formula™ software packages for Windows environment,
developers can easily customize applications according to the end
user specific needs. Most of the applications in the Distribution &
Retail market can take advantage of the distinctive F725-E/RF
features, especially in warehousing/back office environments.
Nevertheless, the F725-E/RF can solve many applications even in
Transportation & Logistics and Manufacturing markets thanks to
the best price/performance ratio of its category.
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1.1.2
F725-E/RF
The F725-E/RF terminal is a lightweight, compact-sized and fully
programmable radio frequency terminal 100% compatible with the
Datalogic STAR-System™, the RF narrow band solution for mobile
applications. It solves the most complex application needs, exploits
the "overspeed" feature to boost software performance, and has
512 KB of RAM memory for managing large databases and 512 KB
of Flash memory for application programs of large dimensions.
The reading capability of the standard model is the best you can
desire due to the high performance and high visibility laser engine
allowing barcodes to be scanned up to a distance of 70 cm. The
F725-E/RF Long Range model enables reading of barcodes
located in difficult-to-reach places even up to 1.5 m away.
Furthermore, the long life batteries assure large autonomy being
able to cover more than one work shift, while protection against
bumps, dust and water are all features that make F725-E/RF
suitable for intensive use even in industrial environments.
Software developers can easily customize applications according to
the specific needs of the end user by using the DS for Formula™
software package and integrating F725-E/RF within the new
Datalogic STAR-System™.
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INTRODUCTION
1
A
D
C
B
Figure 4 - F725-E Series Terminals Overview
Key:
A)
Cradle communications window
B)
Multi-function LED
C)
Reset key (protected)
D)
Laser beam output window
The F725-E series terminals have a backlit LCD graphic display of
16 characters by 4 lines plus a line in the upper part of the display
for the programmable icons:
The icons which can
be controlled by the
application program
The battery
charge status
Time
F725-E SERIES
LASER TERMINALS
DATALOGIC S.P.A.
4 LINES 16 CHARS
Figure 5 - Terminal Display
3
1
1.2
F725-E SERIES TERMINALS
APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
By using the optional EasyGen™ Application Generator or the DS
for Formula™ software package, developers can easily customize
applications according to the end user specific needs, solving the
most common data collection applications such as inventory,
picking and shipping/receiving.
EasyGen™ is the ideal solution for making Formula 725-E batch
terminals productive instantly. In a familiar environment,
developers have all the instruments at their disposal to reduce
programming times (and therefore costs) while maintaining a high
standard of quality in the creation of personalized applications
whatever their nature, whether simple (e.g. a program for inserting
codes/quantities) or more sophisticated.
The EasyGen™ package includes Systools™ 2001, the efficient
software utility to transfer data to standard ASCII files, and OLE for
Formula, the software module ActiveX - OLE Custom Control or
OCX - allowing users to easily integrate their data into applications
such as Visual Basic, Excel, Access, Delphi, etc.
DS for Formula™ is a software package that provides instruments
for fully exploiting F725-E and F725-E/RF terminals by creating
fully-structured and personalized applications (see par. 1.2 for
details).
DS for Formula™ uses a «C» standard ANSI compiler, integrated
with special libraries, operating in an MS-DOS environment and
developed specifically for the type of terminal processor. The
libraries, developed by Datalogic, permit direct management of the
terminal functions. For example, the management of barcode
reading devices is immediate and rational thanks to interaction with
functions that automatically start up the barcode acquisition
procedure.
Equally transparent, by using a philosophy of events programming,
is the procedure managing the keyboard, display, serial and radiofrequency communication, calendar/clock and, either directly or
through a vdisk function, the data memory organized into banks.
DS for Formula™ also offers a series of effective general purpose
application examples which represent an excellent starting point
while simultaneously providing a practical guide for studying and
working on complex or personalized programs. Refer to the "Tools"
paragraph in the DS for Formula™ Manual for details.
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INTRODUCTION
1.3
1
DOWNLOADING EASYGEN™ DEMO
By logging on to www.datalogic.com/services/support and clicking
on the Products>Portable Data Collection Terminals link, you can
download for free the EasyGen™ Demo Software package
containing the following items:
•
EasyGen™ Demo Version (user-friendly and highly productive
application generator)
•
SysTools™2001 (efficient utility for data exchange with the
terminal)
•
OLE for Formula (useful ActiveX software module for easy
integration of Windows applications)
•
The most common application examples (data collection,
inventory, goods picking, assisted sales) available in 5
languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish)
•
The complete documentation in PDF format.
1.4
PACKAGE CONTENTS
The F725-E terminal package includes:
−
n. 1 F725-E terminal complete with batteries;
−
n. 1 user's manual
−
n. 1 test chart
The F725-E/RF terminal package includes:
−
n. 1 F725-E/RF terminal complete with batteries;
−
n. 1 user's manual
−
n. 1 test chart
Remove all components from their packing and
check that they are in good condition and that
they correspond to the shipment documents.
CAUTION
Keep the packing and boxes in case it is
necessary to send the terminal back for
technical assistance. Damage caused by
improper packing is not covered by the warranty
Rechargeable battery packs are not initially
charged.
NOTE
Therefore the first operation to perform is to
charge them in the appropriate cradle (see
par. 2.2.1 and par. 4.1).
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1.5
ACCESSORIES
F925 – F925 Dark
Transceiver/Charger - RS232/RS485
F925/4
Transceiver/Charger - 4 slots - RS232(x1)/RS485(x4)
F902
T-Box
NCK
RS485 Network/PC connection kit
Functional Case – order number 94ACC1267
FBK725-E
Battery kit NiMh 725-E
FBS725-E
Battery kit NiMh F725-E (5 pcs pack)
FCB232 D 25 F
RS232 serial connection cable for PC/XT T 8 M - D25 F 2 m
FCB232 D 9 F
RS232 serial connection cable for PC/AT T 8 M - D9 F 2 m
FCB485 SYS
RS485 serial connection cable for SYSNET 2 m
FCB EAV
Eavesdrop cable kit 2+2 m
DS for Formula™
Development system for Formula Basic Line
CA51
Compiler 8051 Compiler kit V7 for F6XX and F7XX
EasyGen™
Easy application generator package for Formula batch
terminals: F660-E, F725-E, F732-E, F734-E
Utility Tools Full Pack Adv. Ed. F725
Software package for Windows 95, 98, NT
ForWin™
Software package for developing RF terminal applications
STARGATE™
Radio base station allowing data transmission in wireless
network
STAR Modem™
Radio modem providing wireless RF communication
STAR-Box™
Connection box
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CONNECTIONS
2
2.1
2
CONNECTIONS
CRADLE
To make the F725-E series terminal operative, it is necessary to
insert it into the Formula 925 Transceiver Charger cradle or into the
Formula 925/4 Multi Transceiver Charger which has been
previously connected to the power supply and to a host computer
with an available RS232, RS485 or Eavesdrop line.
The following figure describes the F925 cradle:
A
B
C
D
Figure 6 - F925 Cradle Overview
Key:
A)
Red/Green LED:
Green = terminal not inserted or charge level being maintained
Red = charge in progress
B)
RJ connector for RS485 and Eavesdrop connection
C)
Power jack (9 V)
D)
RJ connector for RS232 and RS485 host connection
The use of cradles other than those expressly
specified may damage the terminal.
CAUTION
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2
2.2
CONNECTION TO THE HOST COMPUTER
Before proceeding with this phase, make sure
that both the computer and the terminal are
switched off.
CAUTION
2.2.1
RS232 Connection
To connect the F925 cradle to the host computer, proceed as
indicated below:
1-
Connect the cable to the serial port of the host computer.
2-
Connect the other end of the same cable (RJ connector) to the
RS232 port of the cradle (point D in the previous figure).
3-
Insert the power-supply plug into the jack on the base of the
cradle (point C in the previous figure).
4-
Attach the power supply to a power outlet.
5-
Turn on the computer.
6-
Put the F725-E batch terminal into the cradle and, if
necessary, recharge the batteries.
B
A
C
D
Figure 7 - RS232 Single Cradle Connection
Key:
A)
Host computer
B)
Serial cable
C)
Single cradle F925
D)
Power supply
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CONNECTIONS
2
A
B
C
D
Figure 8 - RS232 Multi Cradle Connection
Key:
A)
Host computer
B)
Serial cable
C)
Multi-cradle F925/4
D)
Power supply
NOTE
The RS232 connection allows transmission
between the host computer and the first station of
the multi-cradle. For this reason, it is necessary
to insert an RS232/RS485 converter between the
host and the cradle to enable transmission with
all the four stations.
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F725-E SERIES TERMINALS
2
2.2.2
Connection with Eavesdrop Interface
The cable Kit 94A054030 provides two cables; one for Eavesdrop
connections and one for Modem connections.
The Eavesdrop connection enables the F725-E terminal to be
connected to an existing asynchronous RS232 line (for example
between the host computer and video terminal).
The modem connection enables the terminal to be connected to a
host system using a modem.
B
A
C
D
E
Figure 9 - Eavesdrop and Modem Connection
Key:
A)
Video terminal
B)
Host computer
C)
Cradle F925
D)
Power supply
E)
Modem
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CONNECTIONS
2.2.3
2
RS485 Connection
The RS485 line allows connecting several terminals to a single
RS232 line by means of a network (see the "Formula 904/N User
Manual).
If the network is made using the Formula 902 T-Box, the line can
be extended up to 1200 meters and up to 32 different types of
Formula cradles can be connected. If multiple cradles are used, the
individual work stations must be counted.
The RS485 connection is the only one allowing
all the stations of a multi-cradle to be available for
transmission/reception from the host computer.
NOTE
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2
A
B
C
D
E
F
Figure 10 - RS485 Connection
Key:
A)
Host computer
B)
Formula 902 T-box
C)
Formula 904/N Interconverter
D)
Single cradle F925
E)
Multi cradle F925/4
F)
Power supply
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CONNECTIONS
2.2.4
2
RF Connection
The RF connection allows the F725-E/RF terminal to communicate
with the host via radio frequency using the STARGATE™ RF base
station connected to the host computer.
C
A
B
D
Figure 11 - RF Connection
Key:
A)
Host computer
B)
Power supply
C)
Formula 725-E/RF
D)
STARGATE™ RF base station
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2
2.3
CONNECTION CABLE
Several types of cables are provided depending on the computer
and on the connection.
The following cables and cable Kits are listed with their order
number.
RS232 Connection with PC/AT or compatible: cable
94A054000
Host/PC side
9-pin D-sub
(female)
Cradle side
RJ45
TX
1
2
RTS
2
8
GND
3
5
CTS
4
7
RX
5
3
4
1
Modem and/or
94A054030
Eavesdrop
Connection:
cable
Kit
The beige cables allowing the Eavesdrop connection have the
following pinout:
Cradle side
RJ45
Eavesdrop Cable
DTE side
25-pin D-sub
(male)
TX
1
3
RX
2
2
GND
3
7
4
5
8
20
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TO TERMINAL
CONNECTIONS
CONNECTIONS
2
The black flat cable allowing the Modem connection has the
following pinout:
Modem Cable
DB25 side
25-pin D-sub
(male)
Cradle side
RJ45
TX
1
2
RTS
2
4
CTS
4
5
RX
3
5
GND
3
TO MODEM
CONNECTIONS
7
8
20
RS485 Connection: cable 94A054020
Twisted Pair
RJ
RJ
RX/TX
7
7
RX/TX
6
6
GND
3
3
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3
3
USE AND OPERATION
The F725-E and F725-E/RF are lightweight, pocket-sized and fully
programmable terminals with 512 KB of RAM memory to manage
large databases and 512 KB of Flash memory for application
programs of large dimensions.
It is necessary to load an application program
onto the terminal to exploit its features.
NOTE
By using the optional EasyGen™ Application Generator or the DS
for Formula™ software package, developers can easily customize
applications according to the end user specific needs, solving the
most common data collection applications such as inventory,
picking and shipping/receiving
The Demo Version of EasyGen™ can be downloaded free of
charge from the Datalogic web site together with 5 ready-to-use
example applications in 5 different languages. Refer to chapter 6 of
the EasyGen™ User's Manual for details.
The following descriptions assume the terminal is loaded with an
EasyGen™ application. If however, a custom application is loaded
then refer to the specific documentation for terminal operation.
3.1
DESCRIPTION OF KEYS USING EASYGEN™
It is possible to assign customized functions to function keys
depending on the application program developed. The functions
described below refer to a terminal loading an application program
developed with the EasyGen™ Application Generator.
Refer to chapter 6 "EasyGen™ Interpreter
Program" of the EasyGen™ User's Manual for
more details about the key functions.
ATTENTION
To select the white characters on the keyboard
press <SHIFT> followed by the required key.
NOTE
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USE AND OPERATION
3
ARROW KEYS: activate display scroll
in the direction indicated by the arrow
when the function is assigned by the
application program. Function F%
activates the "Select" mode and only in
this mode you can use F6, F7 and F8
functions:
<SHIFT><SHIFT><Up Arrow> = F5
“Select” mode
<SHIFT><SHIFT><Down Arrow> = F6
Data search
<SHIFT><SHIFT><Left Arrow> = F7
Deletion
<SHIFT><SHIFT><Right Arrow> = F8
Data display
FUNCTION KEYS: activate the function
assigned by the application program.
ESC KEY: quit a previously enabled
function.
SHIFT KEY: Enables the entry of
alphabetical characters (written in white
on the keyboard) when followed by the
pressing of a numeric key: for example
if you want to enter the alphabetical
character “A”, you have to press
<SHIFT>+<7>.
The number of times the numeric key is
pressed determines the choice of
alphabetical character: for example if
you want to enter the alphabetical
character “N”, you have to press
<SHIFT>+<5>+<5>, if you want to
enter the alphabetical character “X”,
you have to press
<SHIFT>+<2>+<2>+<2> and so on.
The fourth time an alphanumeric key is
pressed, the SHIFT function is
disabled. The SHIFT function can also
be disabled by waiting for a time-out of
2 seconds after an alphanumeric key is
first pressed.
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F725-E SERIES TERMINALS
NUMERIC AND ALPHANUMERIC
KEYS: allow the entry and display of
the main numeric symbol. If the
<SHIFT> has first been pressed, the
choice
of
alternative
alphabetic
characters will be activated.
BACKSPACE KEY: deletes the last
character entered.
SPACE KEY: allows the introduction of
a blank space. If the <SHIFT> has
been pressed previously, the choice of
alternative characters will be activated.
ENTER KEY: allows validation of what
has been typed.
PROTECTED
RESET
BUTTON: it is activated
by inserting a blunt object
in
the
slot
while
simultaneously pressing
the trigger.
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USE AND OPERATION
3.2
3
BARCODE SCANNING
When reading a barcode point the terminal laser beam at the code
from an appropriate distance and simultaneously press the trigger.
The beam emitted by the laser must completely cover the barcode;
the LED (and the acoustic signal, if activated) will indicate if the
scan was carried out correctly.
NO
NO
OK
OK
Figure 12 - F725-E Series Terminal Scanning a Barcode
NOTE
Throughout the operation of the application, the
, and the time icon will always be
battery icon
activated, the latter in accordance with the setting
of the terminal internal clock.
In addition, when an acoustic signal is emitted,
will appear.
the loudspeaker icon
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3
3.3
DELETING THE APPLICATION PROGRAM
This procedure allows deleting application programs developed with
DS for Formula™. If you want to delete programs provided or
developed by EasyGen™, refer to chapter 6 of the EasyGen™
manual.
The following procedure causes data to be
deleted even if not completed.
NOTE
If the application program must be cancelled follow the instructions
below:
1-
Press the trigger and the protected reset button at the same
time; the display will show:
PROGRAM
ERASE?
= No
Yes =
If you do not want to delete the application
program, press the {▲} or wait about 25 seconds.
NOTE
2-
To continue with the deletion, press the ▼ key; after a few
seconds, the display will show:
BOOTSTRAPLOADER v6r1
ErasPrgFlash
3-
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Once the deletion procedure is completed, the terminal is
ready to receive a new application program. This is installed
using the methods described in the DS for Formula™ manual.
USE AND OPERATION
3.4
3
DOWNLOADING DATA TO HOST
Data can be downloaded from the terminal to the host PC in
different ways, depending on the application loaded and on the
terminal model.
If working with F725-E (batch model), the application software
allows downloading data onto the PC by simply inserting the
terminal into the cradle or by direct operator intervention on the
terminal or host computer.
Figure 13 - Downloading Data with F725-E
If working with F725-E/RF, the application software will allow
downloading data by radio frequency transmission between the
terminal and a STARGATE™ RF base station.
Figure 14 - Downloading Data with F734-E/RF
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F725-E SERIES TERMINALS
4
4
MAINTENANCE
Rechargeable battery packs (NiCd/NiMh) are not
initially charged. Therefore the first operation to
perform is to charge them in the appropriate
cradle. See chapter 2 and the following
paragraph "Charging the Batteries".
NOTE
4.1
CHARGING THE BATTERIES
Battery charge life depends on many variables but, under normal
conditions, autonomy is more than enough for a day work.
Information on the battery-charge status is provided by the
. The information provided by the
dedicated icon on the display
icon is valid only when the terminal is not inserted in the cradle.
Four different charge levels are given from a maximum value (all
the icon segments full) to a minimum one which warns of pre-lowbattery (icon empty and intermittently flashing).
Recharging should be made after using the terminal until the
batteries are nearly flat.
When the terminal display window shows the
message "BATTERY LOW", wait until it is
turned off before inserting it in the cradle.
CAUTION
Recharge the terminal by simply inserting it into its cradle;
Datalogic S.p.A. recommends a minimum uninterrupted recharging
time of eight hours. When using the NiMh battery a standard
recharge does not allow taking fully advantage of the improved
battery technology. For this reason, a recharging time of about 60
hours is advised to get the NiMh maximum capacity.
When batteries are new, or have not been recharged for a long
time, it is necessary to perform two or three charge and discharge
cycles (with complete use) before the batteries are able to reach
their maximum capacity.
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MAINTENANCE
NOTE
4
During the battery recharge the color of the LED
positioned on the cradle changes from red to
green. If using the NiCd battery pack, the LED
color changes when 70-80% of the complete
charge is reached. If using the NiMh battery
pack, the LED color changes when 50-60% of the
complete charge is reached due to the battery
increased capacity.
If the terminal remains inactive for a prolonged
period such as two weeks, it is advisable to
download all the stored data onto a computer
and extract the battery pack.
CAUTION
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4
4.2
REPLACING THE BATTERIES
Before proceeding, ensure that the terminal is
switched off and that the data it contains has
been downloaded onto the host computer.
CAUTION
To replace the batteries correctly, proceed as follows.
1-
Turn over the terminal,
place it on a soft surface
and unscrew the cover on
the bottom of the handle by
using a coin and turning in a
counter-clockwise direction.
2-
Insert the battery pack
making sure that the polarity
symbols match.
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MAINTENANCE
3-
4
Close the battery again by
fitting the cover as shown in
the figure and screw shut by
turning clockwise.
Dispose of used batteries in accordance with the
relevant laws in force.
NOTE
4.3
CLEANING THE TERMINAL
Clean the terminal from time to time with a slightly damp cloth.
Do not use alcohol, corrosive products or solvents.
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5
5
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
CAUSE
REMEDY
When the trigger is
pressed the
terminal does not
come on.
Flat batteries.
Recharge terminal.
Batteries completely
flat or broken.
Replace batteries.
Flat batteries.
Recharge terminal.
Batteries completely
flat or broken.
Replace batteries.
There is no power
supply to the cradle.
Connect the power
supply and switch
on the cradle.
The serial cable is
not correctly
connected.
Check the
connection to the
cradle and the
serial port of the
computer.
The terminal already
contains an
application program.
Follow instructions
to cancel the
application.
When the trigger is
pressed, the
terminal displays
the message
BATTERY LOW
and switches itself
off.
The terminal does
not load the
application program.
The terminal
displays an error
message FAULT
CODE.P21CO4.
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The application
Load the correct
loaded is not suitable application
for the terminal in
program.
use. The terminal
displays the
message FAULT
CODE P21CO4.
Other faults. The
terminal displays an
error message other
than FAULT CODE
P21CO4.
Contact your
Datalogic
representative for
technical
assistance.
TECHNICAL FEATURES
6
6
TECHNICAL FEATURES
Optical Features
Light source
Scan rate
Minimum resolution
Skew angle
Pitch angle
Depth of field
F725-E Std
F725-E LR
Laser-scanner; VLD source; 630-680 nm
35±5 scans/sec
0.15 mm / 6 mils
0.25 mm / 9.8 mils
± 65°
± 60°
± 65 °
30 to 700 mm / 1.2 20 to 180 cm / 7.8
to 27.6 in
to 70.8 in
(depends on the code
density)
Electrical Features
Micro-controller
Program memory
Data RAM
EEPROM
Calendar/clock
Power supply
Battery charger
Physical Features
Technology
Dimensions (LxWxH)
Weight
Buzzer
LED
Display
Keyboard
(depends on the code
density)
F725-E
F725-E/RF
8-bit CMOS
8 KB bootstrap-loader PROM
512 KB Flash-memory
512 KB or 2 MB RAM (only for batch
models)
256 bytes
Quartz RT, programmable date and time
with automatic handling of leap years.
4 NiCd 250mA/h
4 NiMh 650 mA/h
batteries
batteries
Formula 925 or Formula 925/4
F725-E
F725-E/RF
SMT (Surface Mount Technology)
110 x 56 x 147 mm / 4.3 x 2.2 x 5.8 in
240 g / 8.5 oz
255 g / 9.01 oz
Piezoelectric, programmable in frequency
and duration
Programmable red/green LED
High contrast, back-lit LCD graphic
display with 97 x 32 matrix
20 silicone rubber keys, reset button
Environmental Features
Working temperature 0 °C to +50 °C (32 °F to +122 °F)
Storage temperature -20 °C to +70 °C (-4 °F to +158 °F)
Relative humidity
95% without condensation
Degree of protection Protected from rain and dust
Electrostatic charges IEC 801-2
Drop resistance
IEC 68-2-32 up to 1 m (39 in) onto
concrete
Laser safety
EN 60825-1 class 2 laser product
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Programming Features
Bar codes decoded
Standard 3/9
Extended 3/9
Italian pharmaceutical
Interleaved 2/5
ITF 14
Industrial 2/5
Matrix 2/5
UPC - EAN
UPC only
UPC/EAN + Addon 2
UPC/EAN + Addon 5
UPC-E only
UPC 8 only
UPC-A & EAN 13 only
Codabar (NW7)
Monarch (2/7)
PAKO
Code 128
EAN 128
Delta A IBM
MSI
Code 93
Zellweger
Storagetek
Operating modes
Bootstrap loader;
application program
Transmission Features
F925 - F925/4 interface via optical transceiver with serial
protocol
Cradle-Host interface
RS232; RS485; Eavesdrop
Transmission speed
300 to 19200 bits/sec
Transmission protocol
Program-definable
Transmission modes
RS232 full-duplex; RS485 half-duplex
Parity
mark, space, odd, even
F725-E/RF Transmission Features
Frequency
433.92 MHz
Power emitted
10 mW Max
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GLOSSARY
Barcode
A pattern of variable-width bars and spaces which represents
numeric or alphanumeric data in binary form. The general format of
a barcode symbol consists of a leading margin, start character,
data or message character, check character (if any), stop
character, and trailing margin. Within this framework, each
recognizable symbology uses its own unique format.
Baud Rate
A measure for data transmission speed.
Bit
Binary digit. One bit is the basic unit of binary information.
Generally, eight consecutive bits compose one byte of data. The
pattern of 0 and 1 values within the byte determines its meaning.
Bits per Second (bps)
Number of bits transmitted or received per second.
Byte
On an addressable boundary, eight adjacent binary digits (0 and 1)
combined in a pattern to represent a specific character or numeric
value. Bits are numbered from the right, 0 through 7, with bit 0 the
low-order bit. One byte in memory can be used to store one ASCII
character.
Decode
To recognize a barcode symbology (e.g., Codabar, Code 128,
Code 3 of 9, UPC/EAN, etc.) and analyze the content of the
barcode scanned.
EEPROM
Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory. An onboard non-volatile memory chip. Data is maintained when power is
not present.
FLASH
It is a type of non-volatile memory that can be erased and
reprogrammed in units of memory called blocks. It is a variation of
EEPROM memory which, unlike flash memory, is erased and
rewritten at the byte level, and therefore is slower than flash
memory updating. Data is maintained when power is not present.
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Host
A computer that serves other terminals in a network, providing
services such as network control, database access, special
programs, supervisory programs, or programming languages.
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
A display that uses liquid crystal sealed between two glass plates.
The crystals are excited by precise electrical charges, causing
them to reflect light outside according to their bias. They use little
electricity and react relatively quickly. They require external light to
reflect their information to the user.
Light Emitting Diode
A low power electronic light source commonly used as an indicator
light. It uses less power than an incandescent light bulb but more
than a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD).
RAM
Random Access Memory. Data in RAM can be accessed in random
order, and quickly written and read. This memory is volatile and
therefore data is lost when power is not present.
RTC
Real Time Clock.
Terminal
A Datalogic portable computer product.
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INDEX
A
Accessories; 6
Application Development
Programs; 4
B
Barcode Scanning; 19
C
Connections; 7
Connection Cable; 14
Connection with
Eavesdrop Interface; 10
Cradle; 7
RF Connection; 13
RS232 Connection; 8
RS485 Connection; 11
Charging the Batteries; 22
Cleaning the Terminal; 25
Replacing the Batteries;
24
P
Package Contents; 5
R
Reference Documentation;
vi
S
Safety Regulations; vii
FCC Compliance; xiii
Laser Safety; viii
Radio Compliance; xii
T
D
Deleting the Application
Program; 20
Downloading Data to Host;
21
Downloading EasyGen™
Demo; 5
G
General View; xiv
M
Technical Features; 27
Electrical; 27
Environmental; 27
Otpical; 27
Physical; 27
Programming; 28
RF Transmission; 28
Transmission; 28
troubleshooting; 26
U
Use and Operation; 16
Maintenance; 22
31
DATALOGIC S.p.A.,
Via Candini, 2
40012 - Lippo di Calderara
Bologna - Italy
dichiara che
declares that the
déclare que le
bescheinigt, daß das Gerät
declare que el
F725-X, Hand Held Laser Terminal
F725-X/LR, Hand Held Laser Terminal with Laser Long Range
F925, Single Transceiver/Charger
F925/4, Multi Transceiver/Charger
e tutti i suoi modelli
and all its models
et tous ses modèles
und seine modelle
y todos sus modelos
sono conformi alle Direttive del Consiglio Europeo sottoelencate:
are in conformity with the requirements of the European Council Directives listed below:
sont conformes aux spécifications des Directives de l'Union Européenne ci-dessous:
den nachstehenden angeführten Direktiven des Europäischen Rats:
cumple con los requisitos de las Directivas del Consejo Europeo, según la lista siguiente:
89/336/EEC EMC Directive e 92/31/EEC, 93/68/EEC
and
et
und
y
emendamenti successivi
further amendments
ses successifs amendements
späteren Abänderungen
succesivas enmiendas
Basate sulle legislazioni degli Stati membri in relazione alla compatibilità elettromagnetica
ed alla sicurezza dei prodotti.
On the approximation of the laws of Member States relating to electromagnetic
compatibility and product safety.
Basées sur la législation des Etates membres relative à la compatibilité
électromagnétique et à la sécurité des produits.
Über die Annäherung der Gesetze der Mitgliedsstaaten in bezug auf elektromagnetische
Verträglichkeit und Produktsicherheit entsprechen.
Basado en la aproximación de las leyes de los Países Miembros respecto a la
compatibilidad electromagnética y las Medidas de seguridad relativas al producto.
Questa dichiarazione è basata sulla conformità dei prodotti alle norme seguenti:
This declaration is based upon compliance of the products to the following standards:
Cette déclaration repose sur la conformité des produits aux normes suivantes:
Diese Erklärung basiert darauf, daß das Produkt den folgenden Normen entspricht:
Esta declaración se basa en el cumplimiento de los productos con las siguientes normas:
EN 55022, August 1994:
LIMITS AND METHODS OF MEASUREMENTS OF RADIO
DISTURBANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT (ITE)
EN 55024, September 1998:
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT. IMMUNITY
CHARACTERISTICS. LIMITS AND METHODS OF
MEASUREMENTS.
Lippo di Calderara, 26/10/2001
Ruggero Cacioppo
Quality Assurance Supervisor
DATALOGIC S.p.A.,
Via Candini, 2
40012 - Lippo di Calderara
Bologna - Italy
dichiara che
declares that the
déclare que le
bescheinigt, daß das Gerät
declare que el
F725-E/RF 512 K, Hand Held Terminal
F725-E/LR/RF 512K, Hand Held Terminal
e tutti i suoi modelli
and all its models
et tous ses modèles
und seine modelle
y todos sus modelos
sono conformi alla Direttiva del Consiglio Europeo sottoelencata:
are in conformity with the requirements of the European Council Directive listed below:
sont conformes aux spécifications de la Directive de l'Union Européenne ci-dessous:
der nachstehenden angeführten Direktive des Europäischen Rats:
cumple con los requisitos de la Directiva del Consejo Europeo, según la lista siguiente:
1999/5/EEC R&TTE
Questa dichiarazione è basata sulla conformità dei prodotti alle norme seguenti:
This declaration is based upon compliance of the products to the following standards:
Cette déclaration repose sur la conformité des produits aux normes suivantes:
Diese Erklärung basiert darauf, daß das Produkt den folgenden Normen entspricht:
Esta declaración se basa en el cumplimiento de los productos con las siguientes normas:
EN 60950, October 1996:
SAFETY
OF
INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY
EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING ELECTRICAL BUSINESS
EQUIPMENT
ETSI EN 301 489-03, July 2000:
ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILTY AND RADIO
SPECTRUM MATTERS (ERM); ELECTROMAGNETIC
COMPATIBILITY (EMC) STANDARD FOR RADIO
EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES; PART 3: SPECIFIC
CONDITIONS FOR SHORT-RANGE DEVICES (SRD)
OPERATING ON FREQUENCIES BETWEEN 9 KHZ AND
40 GHZ
ETSI EN 300 220-3, September 2000: ELECTROMAGNETIC
COMPATIBILTY AND RADIO
(ERM); SHORT-RANGE
SPECTRUM
MATTERS
DEVICES (SRD); RADIO EQUIPMENT TO BE USED IN
THE 25 MHZ TO 1000 MHZ FREQUENCY RANGE
WITH POWER LEVELS RANGING UP TO 500 MW;
PART 3: HARMONISED EN COVERING ESSENTIAL
REQUIREMENTS UNDER ARTICLE 3.2 OF THE R&TTE
DIRECTIVE.
Lippo di Calderara, 26/10/2001
Ruggero Cacioppo
Quality Assurance Supervisor
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