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GETTING STARTED GUIDE
RangerTM Series
Handheld Computer
December 2010
Limited Warranty & Liability Limitations
This unit and battery are limited warranted against defects in materials and workmanship for
twelve (12) months from the original date of purchase. All other accessories and peripherals
are limited warranted against defects in materials and workmanship for ninety (90) days from
the original date of purchase. If notice is received of such defects during the limited warranty
period, the proven defective product(s) will either be repaired or replaced, at the
manufacturer’s option. Replacement products may be either new or like new.
The manufacturer does not warrant that the operation of the products will be uninterrupted or
error free. If the product is not, within a reasonable time, repaired or replaced to a condition
as limited warranted, the customer will be entitled to a refund of the purchase price upon
prompt return of the product.
Limited warranty does not apply to defects resulting from (a) improper or inadequate
maintenance or calibration, (b) software, interfacing, parts, or supplies not supplied by
manufacturer, (c) unauthorized modification, or misuse, (d) operation outside of the
published environmental specifications for the product, or (e) physical damage due to
external causes, including accident, abuse, misuse or problems with electrical power. Water
damage caused by improper installation of the accessories and service parts is not covered by
warranty. Removal of the back case or X-bay lid voids the limited warranty. There are
important seals that will break and the unit will no longer be waterproof.
To the extent allowed by local law, the above limited warranties are exclusive and no other
warranty or condition, whether written or oral, is expressed or implied, specifically
disclaiming any implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, satisfactory quality, and
fitness for a particular purpose.
To the extent allowed by local law, the remedies in this limited warranty statement are
the customer’s sole and exclusive remedies. Except as indicated above, in no event will
the manufacturer or its suppliers be liable for loss of data or for direct, special,
incidental, consequential (including lost profit or data), or other damage, whether based
in contract, tort, or otherwise.
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Contents
Welcome ...................................................................................... 3
Device Hardware ......................................................................... 4
Unit Setup .................................................................................... 6
Working with the Unit and the Battery...................................... 10
Status indicators......................................................................... 15
Settings on your Unit ................................................................. 16
Communication.......................................................................... 19
Connecting to a PC .................................................................... 19
Working with Bluetooth ............................................................ 21
Working with Wi-Fi (Wireless Lan, WLAN or 802.11) ........... 23
Working with the Camera.......................................................... 25
Working with the Barcode Scanner ........................................... 28
Working with the GPS............................................................... 29
Working with the Wireless WAN.............................................. 31
Troubleshooting ......................................................................... 35
Caring for your Unit .................................................................. 36
Environmental Considerations................................................... 37
Environmental Specifications .................................................... 38
Hardware Specifications ............................................................ 38
Regulatory Information ............................................................. 39
Declaration of Conformity......................................................... 40
Safe Use of your Unit ................................................................ 41
Appendix A................................................................................ 44
Using SatViewer ........................................................................ 44
Welcome
Congratulations on your purchase of the most powerful and
advanced handheld computer available on the market today. Its
rugged design allows you to work in harsh outdoor environments.
You can operate your unit in blazing heat, subzero cold, driving
rain or dusty job sites – places you could not take a consumergrade handheld computer.
NOTE: Not all the features discussed in this manual will apply to
every unit, as some of the features are offered as options. If the
feature described does not apply to your unit, please disregard that
section.
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Device Hardware
Front View
Back View
Qwerty
Keypad
Notification
LEDs
Stylus
Dual LED
Camera
Flash
2.4 GHz
Antenna
(if present)
Camera
Enter
Navigation
Pad
Hand
Strap
Battery Door
Latch
(under
hand strap)
Battery
Door
Power
Enter
NOTE: Some features are offered as options and may not apply to your unit. Be sure
to read the warranty and safety information in this manual prior to using your unit.
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Top View
Bottom View
2.4 GHz
Barcode
Stylus Audio
Antenna
Scanner Holder Jack
(if present) (if present)
Serial
USB
Host
MiniUSB
Client
External
Power
I/O
The I/O has a mini-USB client (to connect to Microsoft Windows
Mobile Device Center, used on Microsoft Windows Vista® and
Windows 7®, or connect to Microsoft ActiveSync®, used on
Microsoft Windows XP®), a USB host port (to connect to USB
client devices) and a DB9 RS-232 connector (for use with serial
devices).
USB
Pin 1 Pin 6
Pin 9
Serial
Pin 5
MiniUSB
Client
External
Power
NOTE: COM1 is always reserved in software for the 9-pin port.
Many USB peripheral devices supported by personal computers
(Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Vista, Microsoft Windows
7, etc.) are not supported by this unit. Mass storage devices (e.g.
memory drives) and USB Human Interface Devices (HID) (e.g.
keyboards) are supported. Before purchasing a USB peripheral,
check with the manufacturer to ensure that it will operate with
one of these natively supported USB classes. Some devices have
no applicability in Windows Mobile. For example, mice do not
make sense to use with your unit because it is designed to be
touchscreen or keypad operated.
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Unit Setup
1. Install the SD card (if desired)
1. Lift up the plastic regulatory label in
the battery compartment.
2. Gently slide the SD card into the slot.
3. Close the plastic regulatory label.
If your unit has the WWAN option, install
the GSM SIM card. See page 31 for installation instructions.
2. Install the battery
The Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery
with the battery cover is shipped
detached from the unit. Insert the
battery at the bottom of the
compartment first so the connector
on the battery mates with the pins
in the battery compartment. Using
your thumb, the flat end of the
stylus or a coin, turn the latch located above the
battery clockwise until tightened. As the
latch is turned, the battery lowers level to
the case.
3. Attach the hand strap
Attach the hand strap to the back case, as
shown.
4. Attach audio port cover and
stylus
Attach the tethers to the back case,
as shown.
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5. Attach the I/O Dust cover (optional)
While the unit is completely sealed, the dust
cover protects the connectors from foreign
objects.
6. Apply the screen protector
To keep the touchscreen clean and protected,
apply the screen protector following the
instructions provided in the screen protector
package. Unprotected screens become scratched and scuffed over
time. Screen protectors extend the life of the display by providing a
protective and replaceable barrier between abrasive grit and the
surface of the display. It is recommended to replace the screen
protector every 2 months, or more often if heavily used.
Screen damage associated with not using a screen protector, not
using the approved screen protector or failure to follow the
instructions for installation may void the product warranty.
7. Charge the battery
IMPORTANT: Fully charge the battery at least 4 hours after
installing in the unit. The battery LED (left LED) will turn
green when fully charged.
The power supply that ships with your unit has four international
plugs that fit almost every electrical outlet in the world. Connect the
appropriate plug to the power cord and attach to the power supply.
Plug into an electrical outlet and plug the barrel end of the power
supply into the unit.
Warning! Be sure to only use the power supply included with your
unit. Use of other adapters may void the product warranty.
8. Turning your unit on and off (resume/suspend)
The unit should boot up when the battery is installed. If not, press
and release the green Power key on the keypad. To turn your unit
off, press and release the Power key again.
One of the most convenient features of your unit is
“suspend/resume”. There is no waiting for the unit to boot up every
time it is turned on. (It does not occur on the first boot-up.)
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9. Language selection
IMPORTANT: Carefully choose the correct language because
all other languages are removed after this selection. Contact
technical support if the wrong language was selected.
The first time the unit is turned on or if the firmware is re-loaded,
you may need to select the desired language.
1. Use the up or down arrows to highlight the language desired
and press Enter to select it. (The touchscreen is not enabled
yet).
UP
ENTER
DOWN
2. Use the up or down arrows to highlight the checkbox.
3. Press Enter to place a checkmark in the box for “Yes”.
NEXT
4. Use the up or down arrows to highlight NEXT and press
Enter.
5. Wait while your unit is being configured to the chosen
language. It will restart when finished.
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NOTE: Only Microsoft applications and messages will be
translated into languages other than English. All other error
messages, notifications and other applications may appear in
English.
10. Align screen
When the unit first turns on, the message “Tap the screen to set up
your Windows Mobile-based device” will appear.
The align screen message will display a series of targets to tap in
sequence on the screen. Use the stylus to tap the targets firmly and
accurately. Sometimes you need to repeat the alignment procedure
more than once to provide a satisfactory alignment.
11. Password – lock (optional)
You do not have to provide a password unless you are concerned
about unauthorized use. To eliminate using a password, tap Skip.
If you opt for password protection the password must be entered
every time the unit is turned on or the Power key is pressed to
resume operation.
WARNING: BE CERTAIN TO REMEMBER THE PASSWORD.
The only way to recover from a forgotten password is to perform a
Clean Boot and you will LOSE all application software, licenses,
settings and data on your unit. See page 14 on how to perform a
Clean Boot.
12. Setup is complete
Tap the screen to start using your unit.
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Working with the Unit and the Battery
Home Screen
The Home Screen is an easy way to launch your favorite programs.
You can view high-level information at a glance, with notifications
for Live services, e-mail and SMS/MMS.
Data Collector: Hover over the top bar of the Home Screen to
access the Wireless Manager. This manages wireless settings
like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Phone.
Pictures: You can select All Photos to open up Pictures and
Videos. Tap Camera to start taking pictures.
Music: You can select your music from this menu.
Time: You can select your time zone, set the time and date to the
correct values and set alarms.
Text: If you have the phone feature set up on your unit, you can
send and receive text messages from this menu.
E-mail: Email can be set up and launched here.
Calendar: Appointments can be managed from here.
Favorites: Internet Explorer can be launched from here.
You can change to the classic Today Screen by tapping
/ Home / Items.
/ Settings
Extreme Heat
Extreme heat: The battery is designed to stop operating
at or above the extreme heat of +149 °F (+65 °C). If
this icon appears, the battery has overheated to +140 °F
(+60 °C).
CAUTION: If the battery temperature exceeds 158 °F (70 °C) it will
be disabled and will need to be replaced.
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Battery Life
The Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery life is dependent upon the
application and operating environment. For example, estimated
battery life will be approximately 34 hours with the unit turned on
but idle, with the backlight on, all radios and compass off when
using a new battery.
Tips for extending the battery life:
- Display backlight: Tap
/ Settings / System / Backlight to
minimize the amount of time the backlight stays on and dim it
to only as bright as required to view the display.
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, camera, or barcode scanner: Turn off when
not needed. (Camera and barcode scanner are optional devices.)
- Flashlight: Minimize the use of the flashlight.
- WWAN: Turn the phone off when not in use.
- Cold temperatures: Keep the unit as close to room ambient
temperature (77 °F or 25 °C) as possible. If feasible, keep it
inside your coat or a vehicle when not in use.
- GPS: Ensure that the GPS-aware applications that communicate
with the GPS are closed when not in use.
- Auto features: Tap
/ Settings / Power / Advanced. Specify
your unit to turn off in a short time if not in use. Tap
/
Settings / Bluetooth / Wake Settings. Turn off Allow
Bluetooth activity to turn the device on. Bluetooth could turn
on your unit, transfer data and drain the battery.
- Heavy processing by the CPU may have some impact on battery
life, but is typically less significant.
Charging the battery
The battery can be charged in the unit or apart from the unit with an
external battery charger (sold separately, as an accessory). Connect
the plug for your country to the power cord and attach to the power
supply. Plug into an electrical outlet and plug the barrel end of the
power supply into the unit. The unit will be charged in about 4 hours.
A full charge is indicated by the battery indicator (left LED) turning
green. The recommended temperature range for charging is
between +32 °F and +104 °F (0 °C and +40 °C). If the battery
temperature is outside of this range, the battery may not charge.
Warning! Be sure to only use the power supply included with your
unit. Use of other adapters may void the product warranty.
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Changing the battery
The unit was designed to be able to change the battery quickly
without resetting it. The unit saves enough power (in Replace
Battery mode) that if you swap the battery within approximately
one minute, it will not trigger a reset.
WARNING: If the saved power runs out before the new battery is
installed, the unit will reset. This will not impact saved data,
programs or configuration, however unsaved data will be lost and
the time settings may be reset.
To change a battery assembly, perform the following steps:
1. Close open applications and save data in case the battery
exchange takes too long.
2. Remove the hand strap from the unit.
3. Enter the Replace Battery mode (so alarms will not wake up
the unit while changing the battery). Hold down the Power key
for about 3 seconds then release to display the power menu.
Tap Replace Battery/SIM. See page 13.
4. Turn the latch located above the battery counterclockwise.
5. Remove the battery from the unit.
6. Quickly insert the replacement battery onto the unit.
7. Turn the latch located above the battery clockwise.
8. Replace the hand strap.
9. Turn on the unit to resume operation.
Battery power: Tap
/ Settings / Power to see how much
battery power is remaining. Tap Advanced to turn the display off
when not in use to conserve battery power.
Notification LEDs
At the top of the unit are three LEDs that provide status information:
Left LED
Center LED
Colors: amber, green, red Colors: amber, green, red
Battery Status:
OS Status (application dependent):
Green: fully charged
Red-blinking: alarm
Amber: charging
WWAN Status:
Red: battery error
Amber-blinking: 2G connection
Green-blinking: 3G connection
(if OS status alarm and WWAN is
on, the red will blink faster)
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Right LED
Colors: amber, blue, green
Bluetooth on:
Blue-blinking
Wi-Fi on:
Amber-blinking
GPS on:
Green-blinking
(LED will flash in a sequence
if multiple features are on)
Speaker and microphone
Your unit comes with an integrated speaker and a microphone. It
also has a 3.5 mm audio jack that is wired for a headset with a
stereo speaker and microphone combination. To record, tap
/
Notes (or hold down the Fn key and the 5 key). If you do not see
the Recording toolbar, tap Menu / View Recording Toolbar. Tap
the round Record symbol on the screen. The unit will record until
the square Stop symbol is pressed. The recorded file will be saved
in the Notes folder.
Power key features
The Power key turns the unit on and off and performs a number of
additional functions.
Power menu: Hold down the Power key for about 3 seconds to
display a countdown. Continuing to press the Power key will cause
a reset when the countdown reaches zero. If you release the Power
key while the countdown is proceeding, you access the following
menu. Tap an option or OK to exit.
Clean Screen: Disables the
touchscreen for cleaning. Press the
enter key to re-enable the
touchscreen.
Align Touchscreen: Repeats the
alignment procedure.
Replace Battery/SIM: Ensures that
alarms will not wake up the unit while
changing the battery or accessing the
SD card or the SIM under the battery.
Shutdown: Intended for long-term storage to put the unit in its lowest power mode.
Running application state and unsaved data will be lost. Internal GPS parameters will be
reset to their default settings. To take the unit out of the shutdown mode, press the power
key and the unit will boot up. NOTE: While in shutdown mode, the battery LED does not
work, but if the power supply is plugged in, it will still charge.
Reset: Stops all running programs and restarts the unit. No file system data is lost, only
open or unsaved files will be lost. All registry settings, control panel, personal
information, GPS settings and databases are preserved.
NOTE: If the countdown or the Power menu does not appear when the power button is
held down, continue to hold down the power button for at least 8 seconds to start the
reset. It may take up to 10 seconds for the unit to start after the power button has been
released.
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Perform a Clean Boot
WARNING: Application software installed by
the customer and some licenses, settings and
user data will be cleared if this function is performed!
Hold down the Power key until the countdown begins and then
release it to show the Power Menu described above. Tap Reset.
Upon the appearance of the boot screen, press and hold the power
key and then press the right soft key
. A screen appears
warning that if you continue, this operation will clear the persistent
store. Follow the instructions on the screen ONLY if you want to
completely clear your unit.
Storage memory
Unlike many handhelds that can lose data if they lose power, all
your data is always stored in non-volatile persistent storage
memory. Losing power will not impact saved data or
configurations other than the real-time clock. As with any computer
system, we recommend that you regularly backup your data to
removable media or to a PC.
Accessing storage memory using File Explorer
File Explorer ( / File Explorer) lets you browse the contents of
folders on your unit. To easily delete, rename, or copy an item,
touch and hold the item and then select the function desired.
NOTE: Unlike PC’s, Windows Mobile does not support a Recycle
Bin. Once a file is deleted, it cannot be recovered.
Task Manager
Closing programs still leaves them resident in RAM. Windows
Mobile will close background programs to free up RAM if
resources are low. To manually close programs, tap
/ Task
Manager. Tap on the program and tap End Task or tap Menu /
End all Tasks.
Flashlight
The dual LEDs for the camera flash can also be used as a flashlight.
Tap
/ Flashlight to toggle the Flashlight on and off.
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Status indicators
Following are some of the status indicators seen on your unit’s
display.
Icon
Description
Battery power is low
Icon
Description
Other networks are detected. Tap to
access an available network
Battery power is very
low
Wireless network connected
Battery
communication error
Active connection, but not currently
synchronizing
Inactive connection to computer or
wireless network
Battery charging
Battery level
Synchronizing
Battery warning out of
temperature range
Instant messages
received
Synchronizing error
Pending alarm
Speaker is on
Phone is turned on and signal
strength
Speaker is off (or in
mute position)
Phone is turned off. To turn it on,
tap this icon
SIM card missing
No signal
Faulty SIM card
No service. Phone connection
unavailable or network error.
E-mail has been
received
Lost signal. The unit is searching for
a signal.
Tap to view more
notifications
Data call is in
progress
Roaming mode
EDGE network is available
3G connected
EDGE network connected
GPRS network available
GPRS network connected
HSDPA network available
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Settings on your Unit
Tap
/ Settings. Some of the more useful settings are described
below.
Lock (password)
If you want password protection from unauthorized use of your
unit, tap
/ Settings / Lock. The password must be entered every
time you turn the unit on or resume operation.
WARNING: BE CERTAIN TO REMEMBER THE PASSWORD.
The only way to recover from a forgotten password is to perform a
Clean Boot. However, you will LOSE all application software,
licenses, settings and data on your unit. For instructions on how to
perform a Clean Boot, see page 14.
Buttons (keys)
Tap
/ Settings / Personal / Buttons. Under Program Buttons,
your favorite programs can be assigned to several of the keypad
buttons. The list of assignable keys is shown on the left hand side
with the program that is assigned by default on the right. To
reassign a key, select the key in section 1 and change to the desired
program or action from the pull-down list in section 2.
You can customize the way your Up/Down control repeats by
changing the settings under the Up/Down Control tab.
The yellow
(function key) accesses the symbols in yellow on
the keypad of the unit. Several settings can be changed under
Keyboard Options.
Auto release: Press and release the
key to access a yellow task
for one use. It then goes back to the standard function for the key.
Manual release: Press the function key to toggle it on and off.
Yellow tasks remain active until the function key is pressed
again.
Disabled: The function key has to be held down while pressing
any other key to access the yellow task.
Play Sticky Key Sounds: To disable sticky key sounds, remove
the check in the box.
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Compass calibration
/ Settings / System / Compass
To re-calibrate the compass, tap
Calibration. Tap on Calibrate to begin.
1. Hold the unit level and
press the Enter key.
Press Enter key.
2. Rotate the unit 180
degrees (while keeping it
horizontal) and
press the Enter key
again.
Rotate and press Enter key.
3. Rotate the unit upside
down and press the Enter
key again.
Rotate upside down and press Enter.
Backlight for display
Tap
/ Settings / System / Backlight. The default for the
backlight is on. Tap Battery Power, External Power and
Brightness to change settings.
To toggle the backlight on and off, hold down the Fn key and the 9
key to access the (moon). Once toggled off, the backlight will
stay off until it is toggled back on. Screen taps and key presses will
not cause it to turn on.
Memory
Tap
/ Settings / System / Memory to see how much Storage
memory and Program memory is available. If there is an SD card
installed under the battery, tap Storage Card to view the available
memory on the card. You can also find the large files that are using
storage memory.
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System information
Tap
/ Settings / System / System Information. Firmware
version, serial number, processor speed, RAM and Flash size,
wireless configurations, battery and card port information can be
found here.
Power
Tap
/ Settings / Power to view the approximate battery power
remaining. Tap the Advanced tab and choose the settings for
automatically turning off the unit when not in use.
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Communication
Your unit may offer multiple methods of communication with other
devices as described below. Not all the features apply to every unit,
as some of the features are offered as options. If the feature
described does not apply to your unit, please disregard that section.
Connecting to a PC
Connecting your unit to a PC allows you to copy files, synchronize
information, send and receive e-mail and install applications on your
unit. Connectivity software is pre-installed on your handheld unit.
Microsoft Windows Vista® & Windows 7®: Microsoft
Windows Mobile Device Center may be pre-installed on your
PC. If it is not on your PC, go to www.microsoft.com and
search for Windows Mobile Device Center to install it.
NOTE: It does not recognize the serial port and Serial
ActiveSync is not supported at all. You must connect by either
USB or Bluetooth.
Microsoft Windows XP® SP3 or later: Microsoft ActiveSync
4.5 or greater is required. (Microsoft Office Outlook 2000 and
older is not supported.)
NOTE: If you have an earlier version on your PC, you need to
upgrade to version ActiveSync 4.5 prior to connecting to your
unit. Go to http://www.microsoft.com and search for
ActiveSync.
IMPORTANT: Do not connect your unit to the USB port on the
PC until after you install connectivity software to your PC. If you
prematurely connect the unit to your PC, your PC USB drivers may
get into a confused state and will not connect. If you suspect that
something like this has happened, uninstall the connectivity
software on your PC, reboot, and reinstall.
After the connectivity software is installed on the PC, connect the
unit to the PC:
1. Connect the USB end of the synchronization cable to the PC.
2. Turn on your unit.
3. Connect the mini-USB end of the cable to your unit.
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Troubleshooting connection problems
1. Confirm the unit is configured to communicate with the PC.
Tap
/ ActiveSync / Menu / Connections. Confirm the box
Synchronize all PC’s using this connection is checked and
USB is selected from the dropdown list.
2. If the unit is unable to connect to the PC via ActiveSync, try
disabling any personal firewall software running on the PC.
TCP/IP ports need to be open.
3. Reset the unit.
4. If you have more than one unit, PC and/or cable, testing
different combinations of equipment can help isolate the cause
of the problem.
5. If you suspect the unit may have been connected to the PC
USB port before the connectivity software was installed, then
uninstall, reboot the PC, and reinstall.
6. Confirm the version of connectivity software used on your PC
(Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5 or greater for Windows XP or
Windows Mobile Device Center for Windows 7 and Vista).
7. Tap
/ Settings / Connections / USB to PC and change the
check box Enable advanced network functionality.
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Working with Bluetooth
All units have embedded Bluetooth capability—a short-range
wireless communication technology that exchanges information
(beam) over a distance of up to 30 feet (10 meters), without
requiring a physical connection.
Bluetooth settings: tap
/ Settings / Bluetooth.
Mode: To enable Bluetooth, select the check box Turn on
Bluetooth. If you want other Bluetooth devices to find your
unit, also select the check box Make this device visible to
other devices.
Devices: Tap Add new device to search for other Bluetooth
devices. For enhanced security, use passcodes.
COM Ports: Available only for Bluetooth-connected devices that
support serial (COM) connections.
Wake Settings: Allow Bluetooth activity to turn the device on.
When this check box is selected, another Bluetooth device can
send data and your unit will turn on and reply if necessary.
NOTE: It is recommended that your unit be configured to
automatically turn off when not in use. (See the Power section
on page 13.) Otherwise, another Bluetooth device could turn on
your unit, transfer data and if it does not turn off again, drain
the battery.
Receiving Beams: To allow the unit to receive incoming beams,
navigate to the Connection Settings dialog. Choose Beam and
check the Receive all incoming beams checkbox.
Creating a Bluetooth Partnership: Bluetooth partnerships are
required for connections to some PC’s, printers, and headphones.
Configuring Bluetooth connections vary depending upon how each
Bluetooth device works. Refer to all device documentation.
1. Tap
/ Settings / Bluetooth / Mode. Ensure that both devices
have Bluetooth turned on in the Mode area, are visible and
within close range.
2. Tap Devices / Add new device… Wait a few moments while
your unit searches for Bluetooth devices.
3. Tap the name of the other Bluetooth device and tap Next. For
enhanced security, use passcodes. Enter the same passcode on
the other unit.
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4. Under Advanced, you can change the name of the other device
and add additional services, if available. Tap Save.
Bluetooth connection with a PC
1. Ensure that your PC has connectivity software installed. See
Connecting to a PC on page 19.
2. Set up a partnership between your unit and the PC. Refer to
your PC documentation for instructions.
3. Once shown, select the PC from the Device list and tap Next.
4. Enter the passcode, if necessary and tap Next.
5. Confirm that ActiveSync service is available and place a check
in the check box and tap Finish.
6. Tap
/ ActiveSync / Menu / Connect via Bluetooth.
Bluetooth-enabled headphone: You can use a Bluetooth stereo
A2DP headphone only. Many Bluetooth headphones will not
require a passcode to pair with your unit.
Troubleshooting Bluetooth connection problems: If your unit
cannot find another Bluetooth device, confirm that the device is
within range (less than 30 feet / 10 meters) and no large objects
obstruct the path of other Bluetooth-enabled devices. Confirm that
the device is turned on and has been configured to be discoverable.
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Working with Wi-Fi (Wireless Lan, WLAN or 802.11)
If your unit comes with built-in Wi-Fi capability (Wi-Fi is a
trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance), you can wirelessly transmit data
to and from your unit by connecting to available access points or
hot spots. To find out if you have Wi-Fi installed in your unit, tap
/ Settings / System / System Information / Wireless.
The Wi-Fi is off by default; however the on/off state will persist
after a reset. To turn the Wi-Fi on or off, go to the top of the Home
Screen and tap on Wireless Manager or tap
/ Settings /
Connections / Wireless Manager and tap Wi-Fi. Once the Wi-Fi
is turned on, it detects the wireless networks in the vicinity and
gives you the option to connect to one. Turn Wi-Fi off when not in
use to save battery power and possibly speed up other processes.
NOTE: If your unit is connected to a PC that is connected to the
Internet, the unit will use the PC’s Internet connection and Wi-Fi
will not show up in the Wireless Manager screen. You may allow
the simultaneous use of the PC and the Wi-Fi module by tapping
the checkbox next to Allow wireless connection on the device
when connected to the desktop under File > Connection Settings
in the ActiveSync UI.
To change the Wi-Fi settings, tap Menu / Wi-Fi Settings.
1. Wi-Fi by default is disabled. Tap Menu / Turn on Wi-Fi.
2. Tap the network you want to connect to. The networks with
three or four bars provide a better connection. Tap OK.
3. Tap Connect to begin using an open network. If the network
does not require passwords, no changes are required.
4. If the network requires authentication, a Network Authentication
dialog will open. For networks that require network keys, enter
the network key into the dialog box and tap Connect to begin
using the network.
5. Under Network Adapters tab, changes can be made to what
your network card connects to and to modify adapter settings.
Advanced: You can set specific Wi-Fi settings required by some
networks. Administrators can also set a password to limit
access to configuration settings.
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Exchange ActiveSync: Exchange ActiveSync, a component of
Exchange Server, facilitates data synchronization between your unit
and an Exchange server. This synchronization can occur over a
network connection, allowing you to update calendars, contacts,
tasks and the Inbox on your unit without directly connecting to a
PC. The server must be running Exchange Server 2003 SP2 or later.
To use Exchange ActiveSync, confirm with your system
administrator that an Exchange Server is available. The administrator
will provide you with a login name, password, server name, and
domain name. To configure Exchange ActiveSync on your unit, tap
/ ActiveSync / Menu / Add Server Source. Enter the user name,
password and domain and tap Next. Choose the data types you want
to synchronize and tap Finish. Enter the server address and confirm
with your administrator whether the Exchange server requires an
encrypted (SSL) connection. Tap Next.
Troubleshooting Wi-Fi connection problems: If the unit seems to
be connected to the network, but you are having difficulty using the
network connection, tap
/ Settings / Connections / Wi-Fi. The
Network Cards window will open and allow you to confirm that the
connection is appropriately configured as either a Work or Internet
connection. If you are unable to connect to a network, try
connecting to another network without any security, such as a Wi-Fi
hotspot, to determine if the issue is the hardware or the network.
Installing additional software on your unit
Third-party software designed for Microsoft Windows Mobile® is
installed by running a setup program on the PC while the unit is
connected over ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device Center®.
Some programs are CAB files that need to be transferred to your
unit and executed from the unit.
Follow the setup instructions that came with your software. If
prompted, perform a reset to complete the installation.
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Working with the Camera
Depending upon the configuration of your unit, it may have an
integrated digital camera. To find out if you have a camera installed
in your unit, tap
/ Settings / System / System Information /
CardPort and see if it is listed under Cardport Devices.
Using the Camera:
1. From the Home Screen, tap Pictures / All Photos to open up
Pictures & Videos or tap
/ Pictures & Videos.
2. Tap on Camera.
3. Lightly press the
key halfway to focus the image.
4. Press until the Enter or the
5. Press the
key clicks to take a picture.
key or tap OK to close the picture preview.
(Files are saved in File Explorer (under My Device) / My
Documents / My Pictures.)
NOTE: The camera preserves battery power by going into standby
mode after 30 seconds of no camera usage. Tap the screen or press
a button to resume.
Managing Pictures:
Tap the desired picture.
Send: If you are connected to the internet, press the left
or tap Send to e-mail the selected picture.
key
Press the right
key or tap Menu to see the following features:
Zoom: A zoom window shows up in the lower right hand corner of
the display. You can zoom in, zoom out or return to normal
view (only on higher resolution pictures).
Play Slide Show: Tap the display to see the icons to pause,
advance, return to the last slide, or stop the slide show.
Set as Home Background: Tap to place the selected picture as the
background of the Home screen.
Beam Picture: For use to beam to another Bluetooth device.
Save: Saves the selected picture to a contact or a jpg.
Edit: Puts a selected picture into an editable mode. To rotate the
picture 90 degrees, tap the left application key Rotate.
Press the right
key or tap Menu to select the following:
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- Crop: Tap Crop and then drag the stylus on the screen to
select the area to be cropped.
- Auto Correct: Automatically corrects the color in images.
- Undo: Takes the picture back a step.
- Revert to Saved: Eliminates all edits to the picture.
- Save As: Saves the edited file under a new file name. If you
want it saved under the previous name, tap OK.
Properties: Tap to see photo information.
Options: Tap to make changes.
- General: The picture can be resized for e-mailing and the
settings can be changed to rotate pictures to the right or left.
- Slide Show: Change settings to optimize for viewing.
- Camera: Change settings for saving files.
- Video: Change settings for audio capture and time limits.
NOTE: To create folders to manage your pictures, tap Menu / Edit
/ New Folder while in the thumbnail view. Tap Menu / Edit / Cut
and then Paste to move the files to the new folder. (You can rename
the folder using File Explorer.)
Camera settings:
Tap
/ Pictures & Videos / Camera. While in the Camera mode,
tap Menu.
Video: To put the camera into video mode, tap Menu / Video. (The
settings for video are Brightness, Quality, White Balance, Full
Screen and Options.) To take a video, use the Enter button to
start and stop. To switch out of video mode, tap Menu / Still.
Mode: Tap Normal, Timer (for a 5 second delay), or Burst (takes
5 photos ~3 seconds apart; the preview window stays the
same). (This setting is only available in camera mode.)
Brightness: Tap plus numbers to lighten; minus numbers to darken.
Resolution: The larger the resolution, the larger the file size.
There are 6 choices for camera mode: 320x240, 640x480
(default), 1280x1024, 1600x1200, 2048x1536 and 2592x1944.
There are 3 choices for video mode under Quality: 320x240,
176x144 (default) and 640x480.
Zoom: Tap the larger number to zoom in and the smaller number to
zoom out. (This setting is only available in camera mode.)
White Balance: Instead of using the automatic mode, you can
correct colors needed (incandescent, sunny or fluorescent).
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Flash: Tap On when a flash is needed for taking the picture.
(This setting is only available in camera mode.)
Full Screen: Tap to make the picture or video full screen. Tap the
screen to return the menus. Tap Full Screen again to stop this
function.
Options: Tap to make changes.
- Camera: Change settings for saving files.
- Video: Change settings for audio capture and time limits.
- General: The picture can be resized for e-mailing and the
settings can be changed to rotate pictures to the right or left.
- Slide Show: Change settings to optimize for viewing.
Geotagging: Settings that can be changed while using the GPS with
the camera. (This setting is only available in camera mode.)
- Geotagging: Choose where the tagging is done:
• Disable: turns off Geotagging.
• Exif Data only: Exif data is stored in the image data only.
• Embed Text Only: shows the location stamp on the image.
• Both: Exif is stored in the image data and the location data
is shown on the image.
NOTE: The GPS will continue tracking satellites if
Geotagging is turned on. Either “Acquiring Satellites” or
“GPS Ready” will be shown above the preview image
when the viewfinder is not in standby.
- Font: Set the size, font, color, location and format of the image
embedded location stamp.
- GPS Power: Determines when the GPS is turned on. The
default is Auto Power off with a timeout of 5 minutes to
conserve battery power. You can choose a timeout value of 1,
5, 10, 20, 40 or 60 minutes.
Effects: Flip/Rotate changes the direction the picture is taken and
Sound settings can be muted for shutter sound and auto focus.
(This setting is only available in camera mode.)
Auto Focus: Choose the Macro setting to change the focus and
flash to take close shots; choose the Infinite setting to change
the focus and flash to take long distance shots.
(This setting is only available in camera mode.)
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Working with the Barcode Scanner
Depending upon the configuration of your unit, it may have an
integrated laser 1D barcode scanner. Tap
/ Settings / System /
System Information / CardPort to see if Barcode Scanner is listed
under the Cardport Devices. Also, barcode scanner units have a
clear plastic cover at the top with a laser warning label.
If you do not have your own barcode scanner software to install,
there is a basic application called ScanAgent. Tap
/ ScanAgent.
If not on your unit, it may be downloaded from the web site.
NOTE: Avoid direct viewing of the laser beam. Do not stare into
the beam or point directly at eyes.
Using ScanAgent (optional on
certain device offerings; may not be
installed.)
There are two options for scanning
into applications that use text input,
such as Microsoft Excel® or
Microsoft Word®:
• Press the
key.
• Use the Scanner SIP (Soft Input Panel): Tap and hold on the
SIP to display options. Select Barcode Scanner. Tap the scan
SIP on the screen to activate the scanner.
You can change the Scanner shortcut button. See page 16.
ScanAgent setup
To set up ScanAgent and test scanning, tap
/ Settings / System /
Scanner Setup. Tap Scan Now to activate the laser and start
scanning immediately. If the scan fails to decode, try moving closer
or farther away from the barcode you are trying to scan. To change
settings, tap Edit Config.
Scan Codes: Check the barcode symbologies you want to scan.
Parameters can be changed for each symbology by tapping on
Code Params or UPC EAN Params. Tap Restore Defaults, if
desired. Choosing fewer barcode symbologies results in faster
scan times.
Scan Parameters: Changes can be made to the scan duration, the
barcode symbology, or sounds to play when a scan starts or
ends. You can also select different .WAV files for sounds.
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Prefix/Suffix: You can add a prefix before the barcode or suffix
after. The suffix can also be changed to send TAB or nothing
instead of RETURN after the suffix.
For detailed information on these and other settings, please refer to
the Software Development Kit provided on our web site.
Working with the GPS
Tap
/ Settings / System / System Information / Wireless to see
if your unit has GPS installed. COM2 is the dedicated hardware
port for the built-in GPS (COM1 is dedicated to the external 9-pin).
The GPS is compatible with applications that accept the NMEA
position information using a default baud rate of 9600.
GPS settings:
If you are using only one GPS-aware application, these settings do
not need to be changed. However, to use multiple GPS-aware
applications, tap
/ Settings / System / GPS and select the
following tabs:
Access: The GPS Intermediate Driver allows multiple
applications to access the GPS receiver. To manage the GPS
Intermediate Driver, uncheck the check box.
Hardware: COM2 is the hardware port dedicated for the built-in
GPS. Verify that COM2 is selected. The internal GPS
communicates at 9600 baud by default. If it has been modified
by a third-party program, adjust to match the receiver baud rate.
Programs: Programs that use GPS need to know which port to
use to access GPS data. When using more than one GPS-aware
application, the same GPS program port must be used in each
application. Ensure that the COM port on the GPS-aware
application(s) is set to the same GPS program port as shown in
the Programs tab of the GPS applet. The program port must be
a different port than the hardware port. By default, this is
COM3. NOTE: Some GPS-aware applications may not
communicate over GPS ports.
A-GPS: While Assisted GPS can improve time-to-first-fix, it may
reduce accuracy in some situations. Uncheck the box next to
Enable Assisted GPS and reboot your unit if you wish to
disable it.
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Using Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
To enable and disable A-GPS, tap
/ Settings / System / GPS /
A-GPS. If the GPS has been used in the prior 72 hours, A-GPS will
retain a memory of the satellite paths. The A-GPS satellite data is
stored in memory for the satellites visible in your current position.
Therefore the unit can lock on the satellites quickly, in less than 20
seconds in an open sky. The expiration of the A-GPS data is also
shown in this menu. Using A-GPS may reduce accuracy in some
situations.
If you are unable to connect to the GPS using the default GPS
settings, you can restore it to factory default settings by performing
a system shutdown and leaving the unit shut down for
approximately 5 minutes. See Power key features on page 13.
SatViewer
(Optional on certain device offerings; may not be installed.)
If your unit has the built-in GPS, it may have SatViewer™
installed. External GPS receivers, Bluetooth GPS receivers or other
external GPS devices (including other SiRF II or SiRF III GPS
receivers) are not supported and may not work correctly with
SatViewer. See Appendix A for more instructions on using
SatViewer.
Exiting GPS applications
Any time you exit a GPS application (such as SatViewer) it is
advisable to close the port gracefully, e.g. tap Disconnect from
GPS and exit the application. Failure to do so may leave the port
open and hinder the next GPS operation
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Working with the Wireless WAN
Depending upon the configuration of your unit, it may have the
additional 3G wireless wide area network (WWAN) feature. After
purchasing a data connection plan from your local GSM cellular
provider, you can communicate from field to office, send e-mail
messages and send text messages.
NOTE: When browsing the internet using the cellular connection,
you must turn off the Wi-Fi (802.11) or the unit will default to the
Wi-Fi to browse.
CAUTION:
• DO NOT use your unit while driving a moving vehicle.
• DO NOT remove the WWAN antenna unless directed by
support personnel.
• When you are on a plane, in a medical facility or at a gas
station where wireless communication devices are not allowed,
go to Wireless Manager to TURN OFF all wireless
communications. Simply turning the Power key off does not
turn off these communications.
Installing (or changing) the SIM card
1. Hold down the Power key for about 3 seconds and release to
display the power menu. Tap Replace Battery/SIM to ensure
the alarms will not wake up the unit.
2. Remove the hand strap.
3. Turn the latch located above the battery counterclockwise.
4. Remove the battery from the unit.
5. Lift up the plastic regulatory label.
6. Slide the white SIM carriage to the
unlocked position (to the right).
7. Gently open the hinged SIM carriage
door, and place the SIM card (purchased
from your cellular service provider) into
the SIM carriage door that lifts up. The
golden contacts should be facing down.
Also ensure that the notched corner
aligns with the angled corner on the
SIM carriage.
8. Close the SIM carriage and then slide it to the locked position
(to the left).
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9. Close the plastic regulatory label.
10. Place the battery into the unit.
11. Turn the latch located above the battery clockwise.
12. Replace the hand strap.
Setting up the cellular data connection using CellStart
(Optional on certain device offerings; may not be installed.)
1. Tap
/ CellStart. (You may need to tap OK to agree to the
terms to open the program.) Under Available Settings, tap the
[+] by your country to expand carriers.
2. Tap the [+] by the carrier you have signed up with and
highlight Typical and tap New. (If using multiple configuration
settings, you can tap on the primary setting and tap Default.)
3. Ensure the phone is turned on. Tap
/ Settings /
Connections / Wireless Manager / Phone.
4. Test the settings by tapping
/ Internet Explorer and then
browse to a web page. The phone will automatically start
dialing when you try to open a web page.
5. If the phone will not connect, try other settings before calling
the carrier technical support.
6. You can also manually change modem settings by tapping
/
Settings / Connections / Connections.
NOTE: Once connected, G (GPRS) or E (EDGE - a faster form of
GPRS) or H (HSDPA) will automatically appear in the notification
bar depending on the network capabilities in that area; some service
providers may only provide GPRS.
Removing cellular data settings
1. Tap
/ CellStart.
2. Tap Refresh to see the current list of configurations.
3. Select the configured data setting you wish to remove.
4. Tap Remove and OK.
NOTE: After removing a default configuration, the top setting
will become the new default.
To access the detailed settings for each configuration, tap Menu /
Open Connections Applet to change the modem connections.
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Customizing your phone
Tap
/ Settings / Personal / Phone. The SIM card must be
installed and the phone turned on to view the settings.
Sounds: Tap to make changes.
- Phone Number: The SIM card phone number is displayed.
- Ring type, Ring tone and Keypad sounds: Choose the sounds
you want for text messaging notifications.
Security: A PIN can be set or changed to block unauthorized access
to your data connection.
Services: This unit is data-only and dialing controls are not
available. Settings can be changed for Call Barring, Caller ID,
Call Forwarding, Call Waiting, Fixed Dialing and Voicemail
and Text Messages.
Network: Find and set your preferred networks.
Version: View the RIL, MUX, RHA and AUD versions, as well as
the manufacturer, model and revisions number of the WWAN
module.
Info: Find and set your preferred networks.
- IMEI: The unique number that identifies the phone module that
is embedded in the unit. (If you purchase a SIM card
separately, the phone service provider may want your IMEI
number. It is located on this screen as well as in the battery
compartment.
- IMSI and ICCID: Unique numbers embedded on the SIM card.
- Signal Strength, Cell ID, Location Code and Network Code
are also listed under the info tab.
Band: Leave all the settings selected unless there is a good reason
to make adjustments.
Browsing the Internet
Tap
/ Internet Explorer, and enter the address of one of
your favorite web sites.
Internet Sharing
The Internet service from your unit can be shared with a
computer. Tap
/ Internet Sharing. You can connect either
through USB or Bluetooth.
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Using the WWAN features
NOTE: The Wireless WAN features of this unit are used only for
data communication and do NOT have voice capability or the
ability to send MMS messages (Multimedia Messaging Service).
Voicemails left on this number can be retrieved only by using
another phone, depending upon the plan you purchased from your
service provider. It is recommended to request the data-only plan
from your service provider and have a “voice restriction” placed on
your line.
Use the Wireless Manager to turn on the phone and wait at least
30 seconds before using the phone. The unit may say the phone is
on, but it needs to register with your service provider before it
works properly. To save battery power, turn off the phone feature
when not in use.
SMS messages
You can send a SMS (short message service) in exactly the same
way as a normal mobile telephone. Each SMS text message can
contain a maximum of 160 characters or less, depending on your
service provider. To send a message from the Home Screen, simply
hover over the bar Text and tap Compose.
Sending and receiving e-mail
E-mail setup: Tap
/ E-mail. Follow instructions to set up the email service. You can synchronize with a POP Mail server, or with
®
a Microsoft Exchange server.
Sending and receiving messages: Tap
/ E-mail and select an email account. Tap New to compose a message and tap Send. Input
the contact information. Depending on your account settings, your
unit will check for new e-mail periodically. You can force a
download of new messages, by tapping Menu / Send/Receive.
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Troubleshooting
What do I do to keep my battery from failing during a job?
Consider carrying a fully charged spare battery in the field. The unit
is designed so that battery replacement can be easily done.
How do I delete files? Open File Explorer and browse to the file to
be deleted. Touch and hold on the file and tap Delete from the
menu that appears. Unlike PC’s, Windows Mobile does not support
a Recycle Bin. Once you delete a file, it cannot be recovered.
How can I see file extensions or file attributes? Windows Mobile
File Explorer does not support viewing file extensions like
Windows Explorer on a PC. You can connect the unit to your PC
and browse from the PC to view file extensions. (Refer to
Connecting to a PC on page 19 for details.) Third-party file
management programs are available for Windows Mobile devices
that may support a Recycle Bin, viewing file extensions and more.
How can I tell how much memory is available? Tap
/ Settings /
System / Memory to view available free storage and program
memory. Tap Storage Card to view available memory on memory
cards that may be installed.
How can I make the display more viewable? Tap
/ Settings /
System / Backlight / Brightness to adjust the display brightness;
however, this will reduce battery life. You can also change the
background theme found under
/ Settings / Home. Confirm that
you have only one screen protector in place.
Can I use my SD device with my unit? SD (and SDHC) memory
cards work as long as they are supported with Microsoft Windows
Mobile 6 drivers. SDIO cards are not supported.
Can I work with Microsoft Office files in Word Mobile and Excel
Mobile? Office Mobile applications are trimmed-down versions of
the PC Microsoft Office applications and do not support all of the
features that are supported by the PC applications. You can view
simple documents and make simple changes on your unit. The Office
Mobile applications are located under Start / Office Mobile 2010.
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Can I use my USB memory stick (or mouse, keyboard, cell phone
or other USB device) with my unit? You can connect peripheral
devices via the USB connectors on the bottom of the unit. Check
with the device manufacturer to see if the USB peripheral device is
supported under Windows Mobile 6.5. Special drivers may need to
be installed.
Caring for your Unit
Vent
hole
Case vent hole: A Gore-Tex membrane
is used at the vent hole to equalize the
atmospheric pressure within the unit and to
prevent dust, water, etc. from entering. The vent must remain clear
of any obstruction. Damage to the touchscreen will occur if the vent
is covered. Covering the vent with stickers and labels may void the
warranty.
Cleaning the unit: Use a soft, dampened cloth with either water or
a diluted mild detergent. If a mild detergent is used, ensure all soap
residue is removed. Do not use any chemical cleaners and do not
put the unit in the dishwasher.
Care of the touchscreen: Use only the included stylus or other
devices specifically designed for use with touchscreens.
The use of ballpoint pens, nails or other sharp objects to operate the
touchscreen will scratch and/or damage the unit. Keep the
touchscreen clean by gently wiping the display, using a soft,
dampened cloth with either clean water or glass cleaner.
Do not use abrasive cleaners directly on the display. Doing so may
void your warranty. Use the screen protectors included with the unit
to keep the touchscreen clean and protected, following the
instructions provided on the screen protector package.
Mechanical shock: The unit is designed to resist damage for drops
up to 4 ft (1.22 meters). However, you should protect the display
from impact, pressure, or abrasive substances that can scratch it or
crack it. The unit should not be dropped unnecessarily.
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Environmental Considerations
The unit’s rugged design allows you to run your applications in
harsh outdoor environments. Here are some considerations that will
help you get the most out of your unit when working in very wet,
hot or cold conditions.
Water: This unit is designed to withstand accidental immersion.
Keep the battery assembly and its connectors as dry as possible. If
the battery compartment does get wet, dry off the contacts as much
as possible. Removal of the back case screws could cause leakage
and may void your warranty.
NOTE: Although a custom cover for the I/O ports and the audio
jack are provided, these are not required to maintain the seal the
unit against water. The covers are intended to keep mud, sand and
other materials from blocking these ports.
Temperature range: The operational temperature range is from
-22 °F to +140 °F (-30 °C to +60 °C). Although the unit is designed
to be rugged, do not leave it in direct sunlight or in a vehicle in the
sunlight for extended periods.
Batteries perform best at room temperature. The battery has a stable
capacity as temperatures rise; however, the colder the temperature,
the greater the reduction in available battery life. Under very cold
conditions (-4 °F / -20 °C and below), the battery life will be
shortened. To improve the battery performance in very cold
conditions, consider carrying a fully charged, spare battery in a
warm place (for instance, keeping them inside your coat). The unit
is designed for battery replacement to be easily done.
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Environmental Specifications
TEMPERATURE
SHOCK
HUMIDITY
WATER
DROP
SAND AND DUST
VIBRATION
ALTITUDE
EMI
ROHS COMPLIANT
Operation: -22 °F to +140 °F (-30 °C to +60 °C)
Storage: -40 °F to +158 °F (-40 °C to +70 °C)
MIL-STD-810G, Method 503.5
MIL-STD-810G, Method 507.5
IP67, sealed against accidental immersion
MIL-STD-810G, Method 516.6, Procedure IV
26 drops @4 ft. (1.22 m) onto plywood over concrete; 6
drops @-22 °F (-30 °C), 6 drops @+140 °F (+60 °C)
IP67, sealed against dust
MIL-STD 810G Method 514.6, Procedure I & II
MIL-STD 810G, to 15,000 ft (4572 m) at a nominal temp. of
+73 °F (+23 °C), Method 500.5, Procedures I, II, & III
Meets FCC class B requirements
This product complies with international RoHS regulations
Hardware Specifications
OS
CPU
RAM (VOLATILE)
FLASH STORAGE
DISPLAY
KEYPAD
BATTERY LIFE
BATTERY CHARGING
BATTERY CAPACITY
POWER SUPPLY
POWER
I/O PORTS
SOUND
ADDITIONAL FEATURES
INTEGRATED WIRELESS
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Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional
Texas Instruments Sitara® AM3715 ARM® Cortex™ A8
256 MB DDR SDRAM
8 GB of nonvolatile NAND Flash storage
640 x 480 VGA (4.2” landscape), sunlight-readable color
TFT with resistive touchscreen and LED backlight
Qwerty or ABCD
34 hours with unit on, but idle, backlight on, all radios off,
compass off and using a new battery.
3 hours to full charge
11.1 V, 2600 mAh, 28.9 Wh Li-Ion rechargeable pack
SL Power PW173KB
Input: DC 15.0 V 2.0 A
Mini-USB client, USB host, Audio Jack, Serial Port (9-pin RS232), SDHC Memory slot, SIM slot
Integrated sealed speaker and microphone. Audio jack is for
a headset with stereo speaker and microphone
Color Digital Camera (5 megapixel) with Auto Focus and
Flash, Laser Barcode Scanner, Digital Compass with
Accelerometer
Integrated GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11B/G, and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;
Optional 3G GSM (pentaband HSDPA)
Regulatory Information
U.S.A.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. It is tested to comply with FCC
standards for home or office use. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Canada
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from
digital apparatus as set out in the radio interference regulations of the Canadian
Department of Communications. Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits
radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicables aux appareils numériques de Classe B
prescrites dans le règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par le Ministère des
Communications du Canada.
Exposure to Radio Frequency (RF) Signals
Your device contains a radio transmitter and receiver. The radiated output power is
far below the international radio frequency exposure limits. These limits are part of
comprehensive guidelines and establish permitted levels of RF energy for the
general population. The guidelines are based on the safety standards previously set
by international standards bodies:
• American National Standards Institute (ANSI) IEEE. C95.1-1992.
• National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement (NCRP). Report
86. 1986.
• Int’l Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) 1996.
• Ministry of Health (Canada), Safety Code 6. The standards include a
substantial safety margin designed to assure the safety of all persons,
regardless of age and health.
Use of unauthorized or modified antennas may impair call quality and damage the
phone, causing loss of performance. To assure optimal phone performance and
ensure human exposure to RF energy is within the guidelines set forth in the
relevant standards; always use your device only in its normal-use position.
Avoiding contact with the antenna area when the phone is IN USE optimizes the
antenna performance.
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This device has been designed to operate with the antennas listed below, and having
a maximum gain of 3 dB. Antennas not included in this list or having a gain greater
than 3 dB are strictly prohibited for use with this device. The required antenna
impedance is 50 ohms.
Trimble Antenna # 81288-01A
To reduce potential radio interference to other users, the antenna type and its gain
should be so chosen that the equivalent isotropically radiated power (e.i.r.p.) is not
more than that permitted for successful communication.
Carrying the unit
Due to radio frequency emissions, it is unsafe to operate the radio with the unit in a
holster, dangling from a lanyard, or with any method that keeps the powered unit in
very close proximity to the head or torso. For safe operation, carry the unit in your
hand with the antennas located at least 20 cm (~8 inches) from the head or torso. See
the following illustration for the correct and incorrect way to operate the unit.
Declaration of Conformity
Europe
According to ISO / IEC Guide 22 and EN 450 14
Manufacturer’s Name: Trimble Navigation Limited.
Manufacturer’s Address: PO Box 947, Corvallis, OR 97339 USA
Declares, under our sole responsibility, that the product:
Product Name:
Data Collector
Model Number:
Ranger/TSC3
Regulatory Name:
Ranger/TSC3
Product Options:
ALL
Conforms to the following Product Specifications:
EN 300 328: V1.7.1:2006
EN 301 489-1: V1.8.1:2008
EN 301 489-17: V2.1.1:2009
EN 301 511:V9.0.2:2003
EN 301 489-07 V1.3.1:2005
EN 301 489-24 V1.4.1:2007
EN 301 908-1&2:V4.2.1:2010
EN 55022:2006, Amendment A1:2007
EN 55024:1998, Amendments A1:2001, A2:2003
CISPR 22:2005, Amendments A1:2005, A2:2006
R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC
CFR 47, Part 15, Subpart B
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EN 61000-3-2:2006
EN 61000-3-3:2008
EN 61000-4-2:2001
EN 61000-4-3:2006
EN 61000-4-4:2004
EN 61000-4-5:2006
EN 61000-4-6:2005
EN 61000-4-11:2004
EN 60950-1:2001
Supplementary Information:
In addition, the product is battery powered and the power supply provided with this
product has been certified to IEC 60950 +A1, A2, A3, A4, A11.
As manufacturer, we declare under our sole responsibility that the equipment follows
the provisions of the Standards stated above.
Corvallis, OR USA
Importer of Record: Trimble European Regional Fulfillment Center,
Logistics Manager, Meerheide 45, 5521DZ Eersel, Netherlands.
CAUTION: Only approved accessories may be used with this equipment. In general,
all cables must be high quality, shielded, correctly terminated and normally restricted to
two meters in length. The power supply approved for this product employs special
provisions to avoid radio interference and should not be altered or substituted.
Unapproved modifications or operations beyond or in conflict with these instructions
for use may void authorization by the authorities to operate the equipment.
Safe Use of your Unit
Repair: Do not attempt to dismantle the unit for repair. There are no user-serviceable
parts inside. For service, use the contact details listed on the cover of this manual or
contact your local dealer.
Battery safety: Lithium-Ion batteries are classified by the U. S. Federal Government
as non-hazardous waste and are safe for disposal in the normal municipal waste
stream. These batteries contain recyclable materials and are accepted for recycling.
Dispose of used batteries in accordance with local regulations.
1) Do not disassemble or open, crush, bend or deform, puncture, or shred the battery
assembly. There are no user-serviceable parts in the battery assembly.
2) Do not use battery if plastic case is cracked, compromised or punctured.
3) Do not attempt to separate battery from the battery door.
4) Do not modify or remanufacture, attempt to insert foreign objects into the battery,
immerse or expose to water or other liquids.
5) Do not expose to fire, explosion, or other hazard. Do not expose to temperatures
above +158 °F (+70 °C). The battery is designed to stop functioning if it reaches
an unsafe temperature.
6) Do not short circuit a battery or allow metallic or conductive objects to contact the
battery terminals. If battery contacts appear damaged, DO NOT use the battery.
7) Use only the battery for the system for which it was specified.
8) Non-approved batteries will not function in the device. Replace the battery only
with another battery that has been qualified with the system per this standard,
IEEE-Std-1725-200x. Improper battery use or use of an unqualified battery may
present a risk of fire, explosion, leakage, or other hazard.
9) Only use the battery with a charging system that has been qualified with the
system per this standard.
10) In the event of a battery leak, do not allow the liquid to come in contact with the
skin or eyes. If contact has been made, wash the affected area with large amounts
of water and seek medical advice.
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Power supply safety
Use only AC and vehicle adapters intended for the unit. Other external power sources
may damage your product and void the warranty. Certification of this Class III product
is only valid with the power supply - SL Power PW173KB.
• Ensure the input voltage on the adapter matches the voltage in your location.
Ensure the adapter has prongs compatible with your outlets.
• The power supply is designed for indoor use only. Avoid using the power supply
in wet areas.
• Unplug the power supply from power when not in use.
• Do not short the output connector.
Telecommunications & Internet Association (TIA) information
Hearing Aids: Some digital wireless phones may interfere with some hearing aids.
In the event of such interference, you may want to consult your service provider, or
call the customer service line to discuss alternatives.
Pacemakers and Other Medical Devices: The Health Industry Manufacturers
Association recommends a minimum separation of six inches be maintained between
a handheld wireless phone and a pacemaker to avoid potential interference with the
pacemaker. These recommendations are consistent with the independent research by
and recommendations of Wireless Technology Research. Persons with pacemakers
should use the ear opposite the pacemaker to minimize the potential for interference.
If you have any reason to suspect that interference is taking place, turn the phone
OFF immediately.
If you use any other personal medical device, consult the manufacturer of your
device to determine if they are adequately shielded from external RF energy. Your
physician may be able to assist you in obtaining this information.
Turn the phone OFF in health care facilities when any regulations posted in these
areas instruct you to do so. Hospitals or health care facilities may be using
equipment that could be sensitive to external RF energy.
Environmental Hazards
The product complies with international RoHS regulations.
有毒有害物质和元素
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Toxic and Hazardous Substances and Elements
铅
镉
汞
六价铬
Lead Mercury Cadmium (Cd) Hexavalent
(Pb) (Hg)
Chromium
(Cr6+)
O
O
O
印制电路组件 X
Printed Circuit
Assemblies
X
O
O
O
显示
Display
X
O
O
O
键盘
Keypad
O
O
O
O
住房
Housing
O
O
O
O
硬件
Hardware
部件名称
Part Name
Product Period does not include these items
X
O
O
电池
Battery
X
O
O
交流适配器
Power supply
电缆
O
O
O
cable
开始指南
O
O
O
Manual
O
O
O
手带
Hand strap
O
O
O
触控笔包
Stylus pkg.
O
O
O
随带光盘
Companion CD
聚溴联苯
Poly-brominated
biphenyls
(PBB)
O
聚溴二苯醚
Poly-brominated
diphenyl ethers
(PBDE)
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
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Appendix A
Using SatViewer
(Optional on certain device offerings; may not be installed.)
If your unit has the built-in GPS, it will have SatViewer™ installed.
External GPS receivers, Bluetooth GPS receivers or other external
GPS devices (including other SiRF II or SiRF III GPS receivers) are
not supported and may not work correctly with SatViewer. See
Appendix A for more instructions on using SatViewer.
Quick Start: The following steps will allow you to quickly connect
to the GPS with default settings:
1. Start SatViewer by tapping
/ SatViewer.
2. Tap on the GPS tab.
3. Make sure the COM setting is set to COM3.
4. Tap Connect to GPS. The fields Lat, Lon, Spd, Az and Ht will
all read “?” until SatViewer connects to the GPS and obtains a
satellite fix. If you are attempting to get a satellite fix for the
first time, it may take several minutes and it is recommended to
position your unit outside with no overhead obstructions.
5. Tap Sky. Lat and Lon will change to current latitude and
longitude when a satellite fix has been completed.
Welcome to SatViewer. Your on-board GPS receiver features a
20-channel SiRF III GPS receiver. The typical expected accuracy
for this GPS receiver is about five to fifteen meters. It has the
capability of receiving correction signals (Satellite-Based
Augmentation System, SBAS) that may improve the accuracy of the
GPS. However, these correction signals are not consistently
available in all locations. The typical expected accuracy of the GPS
receiver with the correction signals is about three to five meters in
an open sky.
The GPS receiver updates its position once every second. It may
take several minutes to start tracking the first time you try to use it
because it needs time to update its position and download current
satellite information from the GPS satellites. This process will occur
faster in a location with open sky.
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After your unit has downloaded the current satellite information,
Assisted GPS (A-GPS) will retain a memory of the satellite paths
up to 72 hours. Therefore the GPS can lock on the satellites
quickly, in less than 20 seconds in an open sky.
SatViewer provides a way to quickly start using the GPS
functionality of the unit, but it is not a stand-alone mapping, GIS or
navigation program by itself. SatViewer is useful for checking the
GPS configuration and enabling advanced features of your unit GPS
receiver when these settings are not made available in other
applications. When changing any GPS settings or other settings, it is
important to wait a few moments after tapping on the desired option
to allow time for your GPS receiver to implement the requested
change. SatViewer communicates with the GPS receiver on your
unit to compute your current position, speed, direction (azimuth)
and height. This information is displayed at the top of the screen
along with other information about the satellite signals. Speed and
direction measurements are only useful when the GPS receiver is in
motion. Standing in one position with the GPS receiver may result
in inaccurate readings in direction and speed. If you are not moving,
direction is reported as ? and speed is reported as “0”. Height
calculations from a GPS receiver are typically not very accurate.
Vertical accuracy is about two to three times worse than the
horizontal accuracy). Units of measurement are only displayed in
U.S. feet and heights are only displayed in height above mean sea
level (MSL).
The pages of the application are accessed by tapping the various
tabs, which are laid out in index card format. The information in
each tab is described on the following pages.
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Sky Tab
Sky Plot Graphic: The Sky
Plot is a graphical
representation of where the
satellites are positioned in
the sky. The top of the circle
represents north, the center
is straight up, and the
farthest right point is east.
The outer blue circle
represents the horizon and the red circle represents the elevation
mask. The light gray circles radiating out from the center are the
zenith angles in ten-degree increments. The lines bisecting the light
gray circles divide the circle into thirty-degree azimuths.
The satellite icons are color coded to indicate if they are used, unused,
or SBAS satellites. Each icon is labeled with the corresponding
satellite's ID number (PRN). If Leave satellite SNR trails is checked,
the path of the satellites are also marked by a dotted line as each
satellite moves across the sky.
Status Indicators: The following four messages are displayed around
the sky plot to indicate the current settings configured on other pages:
• Corrections Disabled / SBAS Enabled: displays if Satellite
Based Augmentation System (SBAS) is enabled or disabled.
When SBAS is enabled, your GPS receiver will attempt to
locate, track and use correctional data supplied from an SBAS
satellite in order to improve accuracy. There are a limited
number of SBAS satellites available, so they may not be readily
accessible in your area. This setting is configured in the Type
field on the DGPS page.
NOTE: SBAS satellites are geosynchronous and centered over
the equator. The further away from the equator the GPS unit, the
less visible SBAS satellites are. The Sky Map in SatViewer will
show you the position of these space vehicles relative to your
position.
• In SiRF Bin. Mode / In NMEA Mode: indicates which mode
you are running in. Some applications may require GPS data to
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be sent to the application in the form of a NMEA message,
where other applications require the GPS data be sent as a SiRF
Binary message. Most mapping and navigation applications can
use the NMEA message. This setting is configured with the
NMEA/SiRF Binary radio buttons on the GPS page.
• Elev. Mask: displays the current elevation mask. This is the
minimum angle above the horizon that a satellite must be located
before it is used and is represented on the sky plot by a red
circle. This setting is useful when using the GPS in areas where
there might be obstructions to the view of low flying satellites
(e.g. around buildings or trees). A typical elevation mask setting
is between 5 and 15 degrees to eliminate those satellites from
being used to calculate a position. The purpose for this setting is
to increase the accuracy of the GPS. However, by using this
setting, you are reducing the total number of satellites that can
be tracked and used by your GPS receiver. The idea is to
eliminate those satellites that may degrade the accuracy of your
GPS receiver. This is configured in the Masks section of the
GPS page.
• Masks: Displays the current PDOP and HDOP mask values as
configured in the Masks section of the GPS page. If the
measured Dilution of Precision (DOP) value exceeds the value
set for the corresponding mask, the resulting calculated position
will be ignored. In general, as the value of the DOP decreases,
the accuracy of the GPS position increases. DOP values greater
than six usually indicate the GPS position data is of poor quality
(due to poor satellite geometry) and the resulting positions are
less accurate. NOTE: DOPs can not be displayed in Binary
Mode, however, the DOP masks are still in effect.
Satellite Icons
• Unused: A GPS satellite whose signal is being received, but not
being used for position calculations.
• Used: A GPS satellite that is being used to calculate your
current position.
• SBAS: A Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS)
satellite, which can be used for error corrections. (See the DGPS
page for more information.)
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Leave SNR trails: Creates a dot on the screen for all previous
satellite positions that form a trail on the sky plot over time as the
satellite moves across the sky.
DOPs Bar Graph: displays the various Dilution of Precision (DOP)
values as explained below. DOPs are not displayed when SiRF
Binary is selected on the GPS page.
• PDOP: displays the Position Dilution of Precision, which is a
combination of HDOP, VDOP and Time Dilution of Precision.
It will always be larger than HDOP and VDOP.
• HDOP: displays the Horizontal Dilution of Precision, which is a
measure of the calculated accuracy of the solution. DOP has no
units and lower numbers indicate better solution geometry. In
general, the lower the DOP value, the better confidence you
have in the position reading from your GPS receiver.
• VDOP: displays the Vertical Dilution of Precision, which is a
measure of the calculated elevation.
Each DOP bar is color coded to indicate the DOP quality as
follows:
Green: The DOP is less than three (best).
Yellow: The DOP is greater than three, but less than six.
Orange: The DOP is greater than or equal to six, but less
than twenty.
Red: The DOP is greater than or equal to twenty (worst).
Signal vs. Satellite Bar Graph: shows all the visible satellites and
their corresponding ID numbers (PRN) ranging from 1 to 32. Also,
the PRN for any currently tracked SBAS satellite (ranging from 122
to 138) is displayed in this graph. Tapping any bar will also display
the signal to noise ratio (SNR) value for that satellite. The color of
each bar indicates the following:
Green: Good satellite signal strength. Satellite is used with
an SNR greater than or equal to thirty dB.
Yellow: Fair satellite signal strength. Satellite is used with an
SNR less than thirty dB.
Red: No signal or the signal strength is below the
minimum allowable threshold. Satellite is not used.
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GPS Tab
Connect to GPS / Disconnect
from GPS: This button either
tries to establish a connection
with the GPS receiver chip or
disconnects the connection.
COM: used to select the COM
port for communication
between SatViewer and your
GPS receiver. Your GPS receiver port is set to COM3 and a baud rate
of 9600. The default SatViewer settings shouldn’t need to be changed
to connect.
NOTE: Before changing COM port or baud rate settings, you must
first disconnect from your GPS receiver before making the changes.
After you have changed the COM settings, then you can re-attempt to
connect to your GPS receiver, using the Connect to GPS button.
When exiting SatViewer (or any other GPS application) it is good
practice to tap Disconnect from GPS before closing the application
to ensure the COM port is closed.
Enabling the Microsoft GPS driver
If you would like to connect two or more programs to your GPS
receiver at the same time (such as SatViewer and a navigation
program), ensure the Microsoft GPS driver is turned on:
1. Tap Settings / System / GPS.
2. Tap the Access tab.
3. Ensure there is a checkbox next to Manage GPS
automatically. This turns on the Microsoft GPS driver. Ensure
that the GPS program port is COM3 (or any other port
available in the Microsoft GPS driver screen) and the GPS
hardware port is COM2 with baud rate of 9600.
4. The Microsoft GPS driver will now allow multiple applications
to connect to your unit’s GPS receiver at the same time. Your
unit’s GPS receiver can be controlled with SatViewer while
other applications are also using your unit’s GPS receiver.
5. In SatViewer and any other program using your unit’s GPS
receiver, change the COM port to COM3 (or the COM port
specified in Step 3 above). Both applications will connect to
your unit’s GPS receiver through the Microsoft GPS driver.
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Restore Defaults:
When connected to your unit’s GPS receiver: Tapping the Restore
Defaults tab will result in the following settings being changed:
• GPS receiver output set to NMEA mode
• GPS status voice prompt - OFF
• Elevation mask - 5
• Static Navigation - OFF
• PDOP mask - 8
• Smooth Tracking - OFF
• HDOP mask - 8
• Under Advanced
NMEA message settings are as follows:
o GGA – 1 sec
o GSA – 1 sec
o GLL – off
o VTG – 1 sec
o GSV – 1 sec
o RMC – 1 sec
• DGPS settings under the DGPS tab are set back to their defaults
of Usage: Auto, Type: SBAS ON and SBAS Sat. PRN: Auto
• No change to any COM settings
Each of the above settings (except for the GPS status voice
prompt) are sent and applied to your unit’s GPS receiver.
When disconnected from your unit’s GPS receiver: Tapping the
Restore Defaults tab will result in the following settings:
• GPS receiver output set to NMEA mode
• GPS status voice prompt - OFF
• Elevation mask - 5
• Static Navigation - OFF
• PDOP mask - 8
• Smooth Tracking - OFF
• HDOP mask - 8
• Under Advanced
NMEA message settings are as follows:
o GGA – 1 sec
o GSA – 1 sec
o GLL – off
o VTG – 1 sec
o GSV – 1 sec
o RMC – 1 sec
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NMEA message settings (set to default or otherwise) will be sent
to your unit’s GPS receiver and applied the next time you connect
to your unit’s GPS receiver (with output set to NMEA).
• DGPS settings under the DGPS tab are set back to their
defaults of Usage: Auto, Type: SBAS ON and SBAS Sat.
PRN: Auto
Since you are not connected to your unit’s GPS receiver, none of
the above changes are actually applied to your unit’s GPS
receiver. To apply these settings, you will need to first connect to
your unit’s GPS receiver and then tap on the Restore Defaults
button.
• If the Microsoft GPS driver is not used, the COM port gets set
to COM2.
• If the Microsoft GPS driver is used, the COM port gets
changed to its assigned program port. The default port is
COM3.
• Baud rate is set to 9600
• Data bits are set to 8
• Flow is set to None
• Parity is set to None
• Stop bit is set to 1
To completely restore your unit’s GPS receiver back to the
factory settings, perform a system shut down. The system must be
shut down for a minimum of 5 minutes to reset the GPS receiver.
This may also be accomplished by removing the battery from the
unit for a minimum of 5 minutes. For instructions on how to
perform a shut down, see page 14. This procedure is beneficial
when you are unable to connect your unit’s GPS receiver to
SatViewer due to a change in the communications settings caused
by another software application and you would like to set them
back to their original configuration.
NMEA / SiRF Binary: Choose this to set your unit’s GPS receiver to
NMEA mode or SiRF Binary mode. When in SiRF Binary mode,
DOP values are not available in the Sky page. The mode you select
here will also determine the format for the information that can be
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viewed from the Data View page. Most GPS applications require that
your unit’s GPS receiver be set to output NMEA messages. There are
some specialized GPS applications that require the SiRF Binary
output mode. Please consult the documentation of your GPS
application to see which output format you should use and then
choose that option via this setting.
Static Navigation: This feature keeps your unit’s GPS receiver from
showing the normal erratic positions when standing still. When
checked, small changes in your position are interpreted as GPS error
and your computed position will remain unchanged. For applications
where you will be mapping or navigating at walking speed or slower,
it is recommended to disable this feature, so even small changes in
position will be shown.
Smooth Tracking: This feature smoothes the track generated by your
unit’s GPS receiver. When checked, movement is smoothed
mathematically to reduce the seemingly jagged movement resulting
from GPS error. For unfiltered, raw GPS readings, you should leave
this box unchecked. However, if you want to see a smoother overall
position (e.g. while navigating), then turn this feature on via the
checkbox.
NOTE: Both the Static Navigation and Smooth Tracking features
modify your true GPS positions mathematically so these features
should not be used when you need the most accurate GPS positions
available.
Masks: These define limits that determine when a satellite will be
used or not used.
• Elevation: This is the minimum angle above the horizon that a
satellite must be located before it is used. A value of zero
would essentially turn off the elevation mask. A value of
ninety would mask all satellites. A typical elevation mask
setting is between five and fifteen degrees to block tracking of
those satellites potentially affected by multipath error due to
obstructions (e.g. buildings or trees). Multipath error is error
to the GPS position from the satellite signal bouncing off of
objects before reaching the GPS receiver.
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• PDOP: This is the maximum allowable Position Dilution of
Precision (PDOP), which is a combination of HDOP, VDOP
and Time Dilution of Precision. While exceeded, the GPS data
will not be used for position calculations. This setting is
advantageous when quality and reliability of your position are
of concern. Typically, PDOP values of six or greater are
considered “suspect” and therefore resulting positions are less
reliable.
• HDOP: This is the maximum allowable Horizontal Dilution
of Precision (PDOP), which is a measure of the geometrical
quality of the solution. While exceeded, the GPS data will not
be used for position calculations.
NOTE: DOPs can not be displayed in Binary Mode, however, the
DOP masks are still in effect.
GPS status voice prompt: When checked, changes in GPS quality
will result in an audible message indicating the change.
Advanced: When tapped, opens the Advanced GPS screen described
on the following page.
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Advanced GPS Page
Return to Default Settings:
When connected to your unit’s GPS receiver: Tapping the Return to
Default Settings button, the following settings are changed and
applied to your unit’s GPS
receiver:
• Resets NMEA strings to
defaults of:
o GGA – 1 sec
o GSA – 1 sec
o GLL – off
o VTG – 1 sec
o GSV – 1 sec
o RMC – 1 sec
NOTE: The COM settings are grayed out and cannot be changed until
you disconnect from your unit’s GPS receiver.
When disconnected from your unit’s GPS receiver: Tapping the
Return to Default Settings button, the following settings are changed:
• Resets NMEA strings to defaults of:
o GGA – 1 sec
o GSA – 1 sec
o GLL – off
o VTG – 1 sec
o GSV – 1 sec
o RMC – 1 sec
NMEA message settings (set to default or otherwise) will be sent to
your unit’s GPS receiver and applied the next time you connect to your
unit’s GPS receiver (with output set to NMEA).
• If the Microsoft GPS driver is not used, the COM port gets set to
COM2.
• If the Microsoft GPS driver is used, the COM port gets changed
to its assigned program port.
• Sets baud rate to 9600
• Data bits are set to 8
• Flow is set to None
• Parity is set to None
• Stop bit is set to 1
Since you are not connected to your unit’s GPS receiver, none of the
changes are actually applied to your GPS receiver.
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COM: used to select the COM port for communication between
SatViewer and your unit’s GPS receiver. This field is also available on
the GPS page for convenience and changing it in one location will
automatically change it in the other location.
Baud: sets the speed for communications between your unit’s GPS
receiver and SatViewer. The baud rate of your GPS receiver is 9600 by
default. Please note, if you have used another application to change the
baud rate of your GPS receiver to 4800, it will take longer for your GPS
receiver to respond to changes made within SatViewer. During this
period, you may see menu items grayed out while SatViewer is sending
the new settings to your unit’s GPS receiver.
Data Bits: should match the data bit rate set in the device you are
communicating with.
Flow: should match the flow control set in the device you are
communicating with.
Parity: should match the parity set in the device you are communicating
with.
Stop bit: should match the stop bit set in the device you are
communicating with.
NMEA Msg: This section allows you to control which NMEA messages
are output by your unit’s GPS receiver and the rate at which they are
output. The GGA NMEA message is automatically enabled by default
and cannot be disabled. You may change the frequency of output for the
GGA NMEA message, but you may not disable it. Other NMEA
messages listed may be disabled as well as changing the frequency of
output. The ability to change the frequency of output and to disable
certain messages is useful when communicating at a very low baud rate
to prioritize which NMEA messages are sent. Each field allows you to
select a value from one to five (measured in seconds), or to select OFF.
For example, selecting three instructs the receiver to output the
corresponding NMEA message once every three seconds. Selecting OFF
instructs the receiver to never output the corresponding message. This
setting is only applicable when you need to specify your unit’s GPS
receiver to send out very specific NMEA messages at specific times for
your GPS application. Most users will not need to change this as the
default NMEA settings will work for most GPS applications trying to
display common GPS information (e.g. position, velocity, direction).
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DGPS Tab
Differential GPS (DGPS)
positioning involves subtracting a
combination of ranges measured to
various satellites from two or more
receivers measuring the same
satellites simultaneously. When the
signals are subtracted, the major
error sources cancel each other out.
The GPS receiver used with SatViewer can provide DGPS through the
Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS), which uses multiple ground
stations and then broadcasts corrections to the end users via SBAS satellites.
Usage: configures the DGPS requirements as follows:
• Auto: will use DGPS when available, but continue to provide autonomous
(uncorrected) positions when DGPS is not available.
• DGPS Required: will only provide positions when DGPS is available.
Autonomous positions will not be available. When DGPS data is available,
it can be applied to your GPS position to increase the accuracy of your
position reading.
• Ignored: will not provide DGPS positions even when available.
NOTE: Due to the limited number and availability of SBAS satellites in the
sky, DGPS coverage from SBAS satellites may not always be available.
Therefore, it is recommended that you use the Auto setting where the GPS
will use and apply DGPS data when available, but will continue providing
positions even when DGPS is not available.
Type: allows you to select SBAS ON or SBAS OFF. (Currently SBAS is the
only DGPS service available, but other DGPS systems may be available in the
future.)
SBAS Sat. PRN: configures which SBAS satellite to use. Selecting Auto
instructs the GPS receiver to automatically make the selection.
Return to Default Settings: If connected to the unit’s GPS receiver, the
following settings are changed and applied to your unit’s GPS receiver:
• Restores DGPS settings back to default state:
o Usage: Auto
o Type: SBAS ON
o SBAS Sat PRN: Auto
If disconnected from your unit’s GPS receiver this button has no effect
on DGPS settings.
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Data View Tab
The Data View page allows you
to capture and view the GPS data
being sent to SatViewer by your
unit’s GPS receiver over the COM
port. There are two formats for
data that can be viewed from this
screen depending on if you are
running in NMEA or SiRF Binary
mode, as configured in the GPS
page. This feature is useful if you have a need to view or store the raw
GPS messages as they come out from your unit’s GPS receiver in a textual
format. This feature is for advanced GPS users who need the ability to
store the raw GPS information as ASCII text in one large LOG file. This
feature is intended to collect up to several minutes of data. It is not
intended for extended data collection sessions.
When in NMEA mode, the data displayed is simply the raw NMEA codes
being sent over the COM port, which are displayed in their original ASCII
format.
When in SiRF Binary mode, the data being sent over the COM port is in
binary format and therefore must be converted to ASCII text before it can
be displayed in a useable format. This involves converting each binary
message to hexadecimal text and adding a text tag to each message that
explains what type of message it is.
Chars: Lists the number of characters captured to the buffer. The
maximum amount of characters that can be stored to the buffer is
approximately 64,000 characters. A “% full” indicator for the used
buffer is provided for your convenience.
Capture: Begins capturing the data passing over the COM port and
storing it to a buffer.
Stop: Stops capturing data and outputs the contents of the buffer to the
screen.
Clear: Clears the buffer and any data listed on the screen.
View: Outputs the contents of the buffer to the screen while capturing
data.
Save: Opens a new screen where the contents of the Data View screen can
be saved to a file.
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NOTICE for Our European Union Customers
For product recycling instructions and more information, please go to:
www.trimble.com/env.
Recycling in Europe:
To recycle WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment products that run on
electrical power), call +31 497 53 24 30 and ask for the “WEEE Associate.”
Or
Mail a request for recycling instructions to:
Trimble Europe BV
c/o Menlo Worldwide Logistics
Meerheide 45
5521 DZ Eersel, NL
This product complies with international regulations for
Restriction on Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS)
Windows Mobile:
www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/default.mspx
Section 508 Support: Download accessibility templates for our products.
www.Trimble.com/section508
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