RS31 Mobile Computer
RS31 Mobile Computer
Android™ 6.0, Marshmallow
Version 1.00
RS31 Mobile Computer
Copyright © 2017 CIPHERLAB CO., LTD.
All rights reserved
The software contains proprietary information of its owner; it is provided under a license
agreement containing restrictions on use and disclosure and is also protected by copyright
law. Reverse engineering of the software is prohibited.
Due to continued product development, this information may change without notice. The
information and intellectual property contained herein is confidential between the owner
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CIPHERLAB CO., LTD.
Website: http://www.CipherLab.com
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Important Notices
IMPORTANT NOTICES
FOR USA
FCC ID: Q3N-MR00002
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
communication. 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 into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver
is connected.
 Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
FCC Caution:
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority to operate this equipment.
This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna
or transmitter.
Find the certificate information from:
Setup  About Phone  Regulatory information
Tested to Comply with FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
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RS31 Mobile Computer
FOR HAC AND ACOUSTIC INFORMATION
This phone has been tested and rated for use with hearing aids for some of the wireless
technologies that it uses. However, there may be some newer wireless technologies used in
this phone that have not been tested yet for use with hearing aids. It is important to try the
different features of this phone thoroughly and in different locations, using your hearing aid
or cochlear implant, to determine if you hear any interfering noise. Consult your service
provider or the manufacturer of this phone for information on hearing aid compatibility. If
you have questions about return or exchange policies, consult your service
To determine the compatibility of a WD and a particular hearing aid, simply add the
numerical part of the hearing aid category (e.g. M2/T2=2) with the numerical part of the WD
emission rating (e.g., M3=3) to arrive at the system classification for this particular
combination of WD and hearing aid. A sum of 5 would indicate that the WD and hearing aid
would provide normal use, and a sum of 6 or greater would indicate that the WD and hearing
aid would provide excellent performance. A category sum of less than 4 would likely result in
a performance that is judged unacceptable by the hearing aid user.
WHAT IS HEARING AID COMPATIBILITY?
The Federal Communications Commission has implemented rules and a rating system
designed to enable people who wear hearing aids to more effectively use these wireless
telecommunications devices. The standard for compatibility of digital wireless phones with
hearing aids is set forth in American National Standard Institute (ANSI) standard C63.19.
There are two sets of ANSI standards with ratings from one to four (four being the best rating):
an “M” rating for reduced interference making it easier to hear conversations on the phone
when using the hearing aid microphone, and a “T” rating that enables the phone to be used
with hearing aids operating in the telecoil mode thus reducing unwanted background noise.
HOW WILL I KNOW WHICH WIRELESS PHONES ARE HEARING AID COMPATIBLE?
The Hearing Aid Compatibility rating is displayed on the wireless phone box.
A phone is considered Hearing Aid Compatible for acoustic coupling (microphone mode) if it
has an “M3” or “M4” rating. A digital wireless phone is considered Hearing Aid Compatible for
inductive coupling (telecoil mode) if it has a “T3” or “T4” rating.
The tested M-Rating and T-Rating for this device (FCC ID: Q3N-MR00002) are M4 and T4.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF MY HEARING AID WILL WORK WITH A PARTICULAR DIGITAL WIRELESS
PHONE?
You’ll want to try a number of wireless phones so that you can decide which works the best
with your hearing aids. You may also want to talk with your hearing aid professional about
the extent to which your hearing aids are immune to interference, if they have wireless
phone shielding, and whether your hearing aid has a HAC rating.
Warning statement:
A pleine puissance, l’écoute prolongée du baladeur peut endommager l’oreille de
l’utilisateur.
To prevent possible hearing damage, do not listen at high volume levels for long
periods.
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Important Notices
FOR CANADA
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital
apparatus as set out in the interference-causing equipment standard entitled "Digital Apparatus,"
ICES-003 of Industry Canada.
Cet appareil numerique respecte les limites de bruits radioelectriques applicables aux appareils
numeriques de Classe B prescrites dans la norme sur le material brouilleur: "Appareils Numeriques,"
NMB-003 edictee par l'Industrie.
IC : 5121A-MR00002
This device complies with Industry Canada’s licence-exempt RSSs. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause interference; and
(2) This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired
operation of the device.
Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR d’Industrie Canada applicables aux appareils radio exempts
de licence. L’exploitation est autorisée aux deux conditions suivantes :
(1) l’appareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage;
(2) l’utilisateur de l’appareil doit accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique subi, même si le brouillage est
susceptible d’en compromettre le fonctionnement.
The device meets the exemption from the routine evaluation limits in section 2.5 of RSS 102 and
compliance with RSS-102 RF exposure, users can obtain Canadian information on RF exposure and
compliance.
Le dispositif rencontre l'exemption des limites courantes d'évaluation dans la section 2.5 de RSS 102 et
la conformité à l'exposition de RSS-102 rf, utilisateurs peut obtenir l'information canadienne sur
l'exposition et la conformité de rf.
Find the certificate information from :
Setup  About Phone  Regulatory information
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RS31 Mobile Computer
FOR PRODUCT WITH LASER
 This laser component emits FDA / IEC Class 2 laser light at
the exit port. Do NOT STARE INTO BEAM DIRECTLY.
 Do not aim the beam at the eyes.
 Any adjustments or performance excluding those specified herein may
result in hazardous laser light exposure.
ENVIRONMENT
 Operate the mobile computer at ambient temperatures from -20°C to 50°C and with
humidity range from 10% to 90%.
 Store the device at ambient temperatures from -30°C to 70°C and with humidity range
from 5% to 95%.
 Charge the device at ambient temperatures from 0°C to 35°C.
 This device is built with a dust-proof and splash-proof structure that conforms to
protection class IP67.
SPECIFIC ABSORPTION RATE (SAR) INFORMATION
The product complies with the FCC / Canada portable RF exposure limit set forth for an
uncontrolled environment and are safe for intended operation as described in this manual.
The further RF exposure reduction can be achieved if the products can be kept as far as
possible from the user body or set the device to lower output power if such function is
available.
 FCC SAR Value (Standard limit is 1.6 W/Kg)
 USA (1g): Max. 1.58 W/Kg
A minimum separation distance of 0.5 cm must be maintained between the user’s body and
the device, including the antenna during body-worn operation to comply with the RF
exposure requirements in Europe.
To compliance with RF Exposure requirements in Europe, third-party belt-clips, holsters or
similar accessories used by this device should not contain any metallic components. The use
of accessories that do not satisfy these requirements may not comply with RF exposure
requirements, and should be avoided.
 CE SAR Value (Standard limit is 2 W/Kg)
 EU (10g): Max. 1.32 W/Kg
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS REPLACED BY AN INCORRECT TYPE. DISPOSE
OF USED BATTERIES ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS.
For people’s safety
 Do not listen at high volume levels for long periods to prevent possible hearing damage.
 Do not operate this device while walking, cycling or car driving.
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Important Notices
For the equipment
 Do not use any batteries or charging devices which are not originally sold or
manufactured by CIPHERLAB CO., LTD.
 Do not replace the battery with an incorrect type, to avoid the risk of heat generation, fire,
or explosion.
 Do not disassemble, incinerate or short circuit the battery.
 Do not touch the contact pins of the battery pack.
 Do not expose the mobile computer or battery to any flammable sources.
 Do not expose the mobile computer to extreme temperatures or soak it in water.
 Do not use any pointed or sharp objects against the screen surface.
 Do not use the styluses which are not supplied or approved by CIPHERLAB CO., LTD., to
prevent possible scratches to the touch screen.
 Water residue on the touch screen may cause abnormal behaviors or the fall of its
sensitivity levels.
 On the surface of the terminal and the barcode reading window, the fog or water drops
caused by low temperatures may influence barcode reading.
 Do not use bleaches or cleaners to clean the device. Use a clean, wet cloth instead.
BATTERY
 The main battery may not be charged to full for shipment. Charge the main battery to full
before using the mobile computer for the first time.
 Main battery: The main battery powers the mobile computer to work. It takes
approximately 4 hours to charge an empty main battery to full. The charging LED above
the screen will light up in red while charging and will turn green when charging is
complete.
 When the main battery is removed, RTC retention will be maintained for at least 30
minutes.
 Backup battery: The backup battery is mounted on the main board. Its role is to
temporarily keep the mobile computer in suspension when the main battery is drained
out so data in DRAM will be retained. The backup battery takes approximately 3.5 hours
to charge to full by the main battery or power adapter.
 It is recommended to charge the battery at room temperature (18°C to 25°C) for optimal
performance.
 Battery charging stops when ambient temperature drops below 0°C or exceeds 35°C.
 In order to prevent system from shutting down after the battery is drained out, keep a
fresh battery for replacement at all times, or connect the mobile computer to an external
power.
 If there are drippings or dust on the device or battery pack, wipe them away with a soft
clean cloth before battery replacement.
 Turn off the power before battery replacement.
 If you want to put away the mobile computer for a period of time, remove the battery
pack from the mobile computer’s battery compartment. Store the mobile computer and
battery pack separately.
 Recycle batteries in a proper way for the green-environment issue.
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RS31 Mobile Computer
SCANNER
 Scan a 1D barcode
1) Open ReaderConfig and tap Scan Test on the menu bar.
2) Aim the scanning window at the barcode to read. Move the device, having the barcode
located in the center of the scanning area.
3) Press any of the two side triggers. The scanning light beams to read the printed barcodes.
The buzzer beeps after scanning. The scanning light goes off once the data is decoded,
or when the decode timeout period has passed.
 Scan a 2D barcode
1) Open ReaderConfig and tap Scan Test on the menu bar.
2) Aim the scanning window at the barcode to read. Move the device, having the barcode
located in the center of the scanning area.
3) Press any of the two side triggers. The scanning light beams to read the printed barcodes.
The buzzer beeps after scanning. The scanning light goes off once the data is decoded,
or when the decode timeout period has passed.
CONNECTION
Via Bluetooth or WLAN
 Connection may fail when the mobile computer is around other wireless machines or
power cables as the radio frequencies of those may cause interferences.
 If communication fails, move the devices much closer to each other, and try to
communicate again
 After turning on, Bluetooth power is sustained even when the mobile computer is
suspended. However, if the power mode is switched to Airplane Mode, Bluetooth power
will be turned off regardless of the settings.
To a charging cradle
 Do not insert the mobile computer to a charging cradle if water or drippings are staying
on the device.
 The LED indicator on a charging cradle shows the status of battery charging only; the
status of terminal charging is shown on the device itself.
 Not Charging could be the result of battery damage, battery’s failure to touch the
connector or AC plug coming off.
 Charging error could be due to high battery temperature.
CARE & MAINTENANCE
 This mobile computer is intended for industrial use. The mobile computer is rated IP67,
however, damage may be done to the mobile computer if it is exposed to extreme
temperatures or soaked in water.
 When the body of the mobile computer gets dirty, use a clean, wet cloth to wipe off dust
and debris. DO NOT use bleaches or cleaners.
 Use a clean, non-abrasive, lint-free cloth to wipe dust off the LCD touch screen. DO NOT
use any pointed or sharp objects against the surface. Always keep the LCD dry.
 If you want to put away the mobile computer for a period of time, download the collected
data to a host computer, and then remove the battery pack from the mobile computer’s
battery compartment. Store the mobile computer and battery pack separately.
 If you encounter malfunction on the mobile computer, write down the specific scenario
and consult your local sales representative.
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Important Notices
USA AND CANADA E-LABEL
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EUROPE - EU DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
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Important Notices
This device complies with the essential requirements of the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC.
The following test methods have been applied in order to prove presumption of conformity
with the essential requirements of the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC:
 EN 60950-1: 2001
 EN 60950-1/A1: 2010
 EN 60950-1/A11: 2009
 EN 60950-1/A12: 2011
Safety of Information Technology Equipment
 EN 62479:2010
Assessment of the compliance of low power electronic and electrical equipment with the
basic restrictions related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields (10 MHz to 300
GHz)
 EN 62311: 2008 / Article 3(1)(a) and Article 2 2006/95/EC)
Assessment of electronic and electrical equipment related to human exposure
restrictions for electromagnetic fields (0 Hz-300 GHz) (IEC 62311:2007 (Modified))
 EN 50360: 2001+A1: 2012
Product standard to demonstrate the compliance of mobile phones with the basic
restrictions related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields (300 MHz - 3 GHz)
 EN 62209-1: 2006
Human exposure to radio frequency fields from hand-held and body-mounted wireless
communication devices – Human models, instrumentation, and procedures –
 Part 1: Procedure to determine the specific absorption rate (SAR) for hand-held devices
used in close 13 proximity to the ear (frequency range of 300 MHz to 3 GHz).
 EN 62209-2: 2010
Human exposure to radio frequency fields from handheld and body mounted wireless
communication devices — Human models, instrumentation, and procedures
 EN 300 330-2 V1.5.1: 2006
Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices
(SRD); Radio equipment in the frequency range 9 kHz to 25 MHz and inductive loop
systems in the frequency range 9 kHz to 30 MHz; Part 1: Technical characteristics and
test methods.
 EN 300 330-1 V1.7.1: 2010
Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices
(SRD); Radio equipment in the frequency range 9 kHz to 25 MHz and inductive loop
systems in the frequency range 9 kHz to 30 MHz; Part 1: Technical characteristics and
test methods.
 EN 300 440-1 V1.6.1: 2010
Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short range devices;
Radio equipment to be used in the 1 GHz to 40 GHz frequency range; Part1: Technical
characteristics and test methods.
 EN 300 440-2 V1.4.1: 2010
Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short range devices;
Radio equipment to be used in the 1 GHz to 40 GHz frequency range; Part 2: Harmonized
EN under article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive.
 EN 300 328 V1.7.1: 2006
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Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Wideband
Transmission systems; Data transmission equipment operating in the 2,4 GHz ISM band
and using spread spectrum modulation techniques; Harmonized EN covering essential
requirements under article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive.
 EN 301 893 V1.6.1: 2011
Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); 5 GHz high performance RLAN; Harmonized
EN covering essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive.
 EN 301 908-1 V5.2.1: 2011
Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Base Stations (BS),
Repeaters and User Equipment (UE) for IMT-2000 Third-Generation cellular networks;
Part 1: Harmonized EN for IMT-2000, introduction and common requirements, covering
essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive.
 EN 301 511 V9.0.2: 2003
Global System for Mobile communications (GSM); Harmonized standard for mobile
stations in the GSM 900 and DCS 1800 bands covering essential requirements under
article 3.2 of the R&TTE directive (1999/5/EC).
 EN 301 489-1 V1.9.2: 2008
Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio Spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic
Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 1: Common
technical requirements.
 EN 301 489-3 V1.4.1 2002
Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio Spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic
Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 3: Specific
conditions for Short-Range Devices (SRD) operating on frequencies between 9 kHz and
40 GHz.
 EN 301 489-7 V1.3.1: 2005
ElectroMagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic
Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 7: Specific
conditions for mobile and portable radio and ancillary equipment of digital cellular radio
telecommunications systems (GSM and DCS).
 EN 301 489-17 V2.2.1: 2012
Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic
Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 17: Specific
conditions for 2,4 GHz wideband transmission systems and 5 GHz high performance
RLAN equipment.
 EN 301 489-24 V1.5.1: 2010
Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio Spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic
Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 24: Specific
conditions for IMT-2000 CDMA Direct Spread (UTRA) for Mobile and portable (UE) radio
and ancillary equipment.
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Important Notices
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RELEASE NOTES
Version
Date
Notes
1.00
Jun. 06, 2017
Initial release
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CONTENTS
IMPORTANT NOTICES.....................................................................................................................- 3 For USA .......................................................................................................................................... - 3 For HAC and ACOUSTIC information............................................................................................. - 4 For Canada .................................................................................................................................... - 5 For Product with Laser .................................................................................................................. - 6 Environment .................................................................................................................................. - 6 Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) information ................................................................................ - 6 Safety Precautions ........................................................................................................................ - 6 Battery....................................................................................................................................... - 7 Scanner..................................................................................................................................... - 8 Connection................................................................................................................................ - 8 Care & Maintenance ................................................................................................................ - 8 USA and Canada e-label ............................................................................................................... - 9 EUROPE - EU Declaration of Conformity .................................................................................... - 10 RELEASE NOTES ......................................................................................................................... - 14 INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................................... 18
Features ........................................................................................................................................... 19
Inside the Package .......................................................................................................................... 19
Accessories ...................................................................................................................................... 19
Related Documentation .................................................................................................................. 19
QUICK START .................................................................................................................................. 20
1.1.
Overview ................................................................................................................. 21
1.1.1.
Installing Battery .................................................................................................... 23
1.1.2.
Installing SIM Card, SAM Card and Memory Card ............................................... 26
1.1.3.
Power On/Off Mobile Computer ........................................................................... 27
1.1.4.
Homescreen Selection .......................................................................................... 28
1.1.5.
Using Hardware Buttons ....................................................................................... 29
1.1.6.
Connecting Headset .............................................................................................. 29
1.2.
Charging & Communication .................................................................................. 30
1.2.1.
Charge Mobile Computer ...................................................................................... 30
1.2.2.
Wired Data Transmission ...................................................................................... 34
1.2.3.
Using Wireless Networks....................................................................................... 34
USING THE RS31 MOBILE COMPUTER ........................................................................................... 35
2.1.
Battery .................................................................................................................... 36
2.1.1.
Battery Status Indicators....................................................................................... 37
2.1.2.
Monitor Battery Level ............................................................................................ 39
2.1.3.
Replace Main Battery ............................................................................................ 43
2.1.4.
Power Management .............................................................................................. 44
2.2.
Memory .................................................................................................................. 45
2.2.1.
Check Memory Usage............................................................................................ 46
2.2.2.
Manage Storage Space ......................................................................................... 47
2.3.
Touch Screen ......................................................................................................... 54
2.3.1.
Screen Brightness ................................................................................................. 54
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2.3.2.
2.3.3.
2.3.4.
2.4.
2.4.1.
2.4.2.
2.4.3.
2.5.
2.5.1.
2.6.
2.6.1.
2.6.2.
2.7.
2.8.
2.9.
2.9.1.
2.9.2.
Screen rotation ...................................................................................................... 55
Screen Timeout Settings ....................................................................................... 57
Text Size ................................................................................................................. 58
Notifications ........................................................................................................... 59
Status LED ............................................................................................................. 59
Audio....................................................................................................................... 59
Sounds and Vibration ............................................................................................ 60
Date and Time ....................................................................................................... 62
Set Date, Time and Time Zone ............................................................................. 62
Language & Keyboard Input ................................................................................. 64
Change Display Language..................................................................................... 64
On-screen Keyboard .............................................................................................. 65
Sound and Volume ................................................................................................ 72
Programmable Keys .............................................................................................. 73
Data Capture.......................................................................................................... 80
Barcode Reader ..................................................................................................... 80
Digital Camera ....................................................................................................... 80
BASIC OPERATION .......................................................................................................................... 81
3.1.
Home Screen ......................................................................................................... 82
3.1.1.
Customize Home Screen ....................................................................................... 84
3.2.
Status Bar .............................................................................................................. 91
3.2.1.
Icons on Status Bar ............................................................................................... 91
3.2.2.
Open Quick Setting Menu ..................................................................................... 93
3.2.3.
Open Notifications Drawer .................................................................................... 94
3.3.
Manage Applications ............................................................................................. 96
3.3.1.
Application Menu ................................................................................................... 96
3.3.2.
Current Applications .............................................................................................. 98
3.4.
Suspend & Lock ..................................................................................................... 99
3.4.1.
Suspend Device ..................................................................................................... 99
3.4.2.
Lock Device ............................................................................................................ 99
3.5.
OS Update ............................................................................................................101
3.6.
Back up Your Data ...............................................................................................103
3.7.
Reset to Factory Default......................................................................................104
WIRELESS RADIOS ........................................................................................................................ 106
4.1.
Use Wireless Wide Area Network .......................................................................107
4.1.1.
Share WWAN Data ...............................................................................................109
4.1.2.
Data Connection Settings ...................................................................................114
4.1.3.
SIM Card Settings ................................................................................................115
4.2.
Use Wireless Local Area Network (Wi-Fi) ...........................................................116
4.2.1.
Connect to Wi-Fi Network ....................................................................................116
4.2.2.
Manually Add Wi-Fi Network ...............................................................................117
4.2.3.
Advanced Wi-Fi Settings ......................................................................................118
4.2.4.
Configure Proxy Server ........................................................................................119
4.2.5.
Use Static IP Address ..........................................................................................119
4.2.6.
Connect With Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) .......................................................119
4.2.7.
Modify Wi-Fi Network ...........................................................................................120
4.2.8.
Disconnect Wi-Fi Network ...................................................................................120
4.3.
Use Bluetooth ......................................................................................................121
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4.3.1.
4.3.2.
4.3.3.
4.3.4.
4.3.5.
4.4.
Bluetooth Profiles ................................................................................................121
Turn On Bluetooth ...............................................................................................122
Change Bluetooth Name .....................................................................................123
Pair Bluetooth Devices ........................................................................................124
Unpair Bluetooth Device .....................................................................................124
Use Near Field Communications ........................................................................125
USING THE PHONE........................................................................................................................ 127
5.1.
SIM Card Management .......................................................................................128
5.2.
Phone Application ................................................................................................129
5.2.1.
Phone Interface ...................................................................................................129
5.2.2.
Place Call..............................................................................................................130
5.2.3.
During A Call.........................................................................................................131
5.2.4.
Receive Incoming Call .........................................................................................133
5.2.5.
Check Missed Calls .............................................................................................134
5.2.6.
Call History ...........................................................................................................135
5.2.7.
Make Multi-Party Calls.........................................................................................136
5.3.
Audio Modes ........................................................................................................137
5.4.
In-call Volume ......................................................................................................138
USING READER CONFIGURATION UTILITY .................................................................................... 139
6.1.
Configure Reader.................................................................................................140
6.1.1.
General Settings ..................................................................................................141
6.1.2.
Symbology ............................................................................................................148
6.1.3.
Miscellaneous ......................................................................................................151
6.1.4.
Reader Config Option Menu................................................................................152
6.2.
Read Printed Barcodes .......................................................................................159
SPECIFICATIONS ........................................................................................................................... 161
Platform, Processor & Memory.....................................................................................................161
Communication & Data Capture ..................................................................................................161
Electrical Characteristics ..............................................................................................................162
Physical Characteristics ................................................................................................................162
Environmental Characteristics .....................................................................................................163
Programming Support ...................................................................................................................164
APPENDIX I.................................................................................................................................... 165
Scan Engine Settings ....................................................................................................................165
Symbologies Supported ...........................................................................................................165
APPENDIX II ................................................................................................................................... 167
2D Imager ......................................................................................................................................167
Symbology Settings ..................................................................................................................167
APPENDIX III .................................................................................................................................. 178
Open Source License ....................................................................................................................178
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RS31 Mobile Computer
INTRODUCTION
The RS31 mobile computer, powered by Android™ 6.0 Marshmallow, is light-weight, easy
to use, providing powerful and handy tools for the purpose of delivering flexibility in
customization.
Specifically designed to work as an industrial PDA, it provides rich options of data collection,
voice and data communication, long-lasting working hours, and so on. Its large color
transmissive display guarantees ease in reading in all lighting conditions. Integrated with
Bluetooth v4.1, v2.1+EDR, 802.11a/b/g/n technologies, the mobile computer also includes
a GSM/GPRS/EDGE/WCDMA/UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA/HSPA+/LTE module to gain greater
speeds and optimal mobility. In particular, an integrated GPS receiver is made available for
use with third-party location-based applications.
This manual serves to guide you through how to install, configure, and operate the mobile
computer. The Care & Maintenance section is specifically crucial for those who are in charge
of taking care of the mobile computer.
We recommend you to keep one copy of the manual at hand for quick reference or
maintenance purposes. To avoid any improper disposal or operation, please read the
manual thoroughly before use.
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FEATURES
 Built tough to survive drop test and sealed against moisture/dust to industrial standard
IP67.
 Android™ 6.0 Marshmallow operating system with a powerful Cortex 1.3 GHz Quad-Core
processor
 16GB eMMC flash memory to store OS and software programs
 2GB LPDDR3 SDRAM to store and run programs, as well as store program data
 One expansion slot for microSDHC card up to 32GB and microSDXC card up to 2TB.
 Built-in 8.0 Megapixel rear camera with white LED for flash and auto focus.
 Left and right side triggers for ambidextrous scanning
 Total wireless solution — connectivity includes Bluetooth v4.1 and v2.1+EDR, 802.11
a/b/g/n, GSM/GPRS/EDGE/WCDMA/UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA/HSPA+/LTE, and near field
communication (NFC).
 A 4.7” color transmissive display with 720x1280 pixels to deliver excellent visibility in all
lighting conditions
 Configurable feedback indicators including speaker and vibrator
 Built-in scan engine setting tool Reader Configuration which serves out-of-the-box
keyboard wedge functionality
 Accessories and peripherals include USB Charging and Data Transfer Cable, Snap-on
Charging Cable and Charging Cradle
INSIDE THE PACKAGE
The following items are included in the kit package. Save the box and packaging material for
future use in case you need to store or ship the mobile computer.
 RS31 Mobile Computer
 Rechargeable Li-ion battery pack
 Hand Strap
 Micro USB Charging and Data Transfer Cable
 Snap-on Charging Cable
 AC Power Adaptor
 Quick Start Guide
ACCESSORIES
 Handbelt
 Charging cradle
RELATED DOCUMENTATION
Log in to GoBetween to access related documentation about the RS31 mobile computer
from the CipherLab Central Service (CCS) platform. Download the GoBetween desktop or
mobile device application, or launch the GoBetween Lite web application from the following
site: http://ccs.cipherlab.com/.
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Chapter 1
QUICK START
This chapter helps you get ready for starting using the mobile computer.
IN THIS CHAPTER
1.1 Overview ................................................................... 21
1.2 Charging & Communication .......................................... 30
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1.1.
OVERVIEW
Insert the handstrap
through this hole
No.
Description
No.
Description
1
Light Sensor
2
Receiver
3
Status LED
4
Power Button
5
Side Key
6
Hand Strap Slot
7
Microphone
8
Charging Pins
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9
Speaker
10
Touchscreen
11
Sub Microphone
12
Headset Jack
13
Scan Window
14
Battery Cover Latch and Lock
15
Volume Buttons
16
Micro USB Port
17
NFC Detection Area
18
Battery Cover
19
Camera
20
Camera Flash
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1.1.1. INSTALLING BATTERY
For shipping and storage purposes, the mobile computer and the main battery are saved in
separate packages.
Note:
Any improper handling may reduce the battery life.
To install the main battery:
1) Press down the lock button and slide it right to the “Unlock” position.
Push right to unlock
2) Insert your fingernail into the groove between
the case and the top of the cover, with a little
force, lift the battery cover up and away from
the device.
3) Insert the main battery with the contact pins
facing the lower end. Fix the top edge of the
battery first.
4) Press down the lower edge of the battery.
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5) Fix the lower edge of the battery cover, and then
push the upper end in. Please make sure that
the battery lock is in “Unlock” state before
replacing the battery cover.
6) Slide the battery lock to the left to the “Lock” position.
Push left to lock
Warning:
(1) Make sure the battery lock is at the “Lock” position before powering on the device.
(2) For initial use, insert a charged battery, lock the battery cover in place, then press the
Power key to power on the mobile computer.
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REMOVE BATTERY
1) Press down the lock button and slide it right to the “Unlock” position.
Push right to unlock
2) Insert your fingernail into the groove between
the case and the top of the cover, with a little
force, lift the battery cover up and away from
the device.
3) Lift the battery up from its lower end.
4) Replace the battery cover.
Slide the battery lock to the left to the “Lock” position.
Push left to lock
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1.1.2. INSTALLING SIM CARD, SAM CARD AND MEMORY CARD
The RS31 mobile computer is equipped with two SIM card slots, one SAM card slot and one
memory card slot.
To insert the cards:
1) Remove the battery cover as described in Remove Battery.
2) Insert the cards into their respective slots according to the directions indicated. Push the
cards to lock them in. Please note that when you insert the cards into their slots, the
metal contact sides of SD card and SIM1 card should be facing downwards, while those
of SIM2 card and SAM card should be facing upwards.
Micro SD Card Slot
▲
SIM 1 Slot
SD Supports SD/SDHC/SDXC
▲
Supports 2G/3G/4G Card SIM1
▲
SIM 2 Slot
SAM SAM Card Slot
Supports 2G/3G/4G Card
▲
SIM2
3) Replace the battery cover and push the battery lock back to the “Lock” position.
Note:
Both SIM1 and SIM2 card slots support 2G/3G/4G cards. However, you can have 3G/4G
data transmission on either SIM but not on both at the same time. Refer to SIM Card
Management for details on managing dual SIM cards.
REMOVE CARDS
1) Remove the battery cover as described in Remove Battery.
2) Push the SIM cards and the SAM card to eject them from their slots; take out the SD
directly from it slot.
3) Replace the battery cover and push the battery lock back to the “Lock” position.
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1.1.3. POWER ON/OFF MOBILE COMPUTER
POWER ON
To power on the mobile computer, press and hold the power button
located on the
upper right side of the device. The mobile computer will turn on and show the Home Screen
after splash screen.
Note:
For the mobile computer to power on, the battery cover must be secured in place.
POWER OFF
To power off the mobile computer, press and hold the power button
for more than three
seconds. A menu will appear on-screen which allows you to power off the device. Make sure
all user data and tasks have been stored before tapping on Power off.
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1.1.4. HOMESCREEN SELECTION
Upon the first time you launch the system, a Select Home app window will pop up to
request your immediate choice of home screen. By selecting “AppLock”, you will directly
enter AppLock application (please refer to AppLock User Guide for detailed instructions on
AppLock settings) to start configuring the interface provided to normal users of this device;
by selecting “Launcher”, you will enter the default Android™ 6.0 home screen.
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1.1.5. USING HARDWARE BUTTONS
On the bottom of the mobile computer are three hardware
buttons that deliver the following functions:
Button
Function
Description
Back button
Returns to the previous screen or closes
the active window or keyboard.
Home button
Displays the Home screen.
Recent apps
button
Opens a list of recently used
applications.
1.1.6. CONNECTING HEADSET
The headset jack is located on the top of the mobile computer. You can use the headset for
audio playback or communication via the phone application, audio instant messaging, etc.
1) Flip up the rubber cover.
2) Connect the headset to the headset jack.
3) Replace the rubber cover.
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1.2.
CHARGING & COMMUNICATION
1.2.1. CHARGE MOBILE COMPUTER
The main battery may not be charged to full for shipment. When you first receive the kit
package, you will need to charge the main battery to full before using the mobile computer.
You may use the Snap-on Charging Cable or Charging Cradle along with a power adapter to
charge the mobile computer.
Your device can be charged as well when connected to a computer via USB cable; however,
charging from a USB port on a computer is slower than charging using a supplied Snap-on
Charging Cable or Charging Cradle because the voltage and amperage the computer
provides is lower than in the case of using a normal charging method.
CHARGING TIME
 Main battery: The main battery powers the mobile computer to work. It takes
approximately 4 hours to charge an empty main battery to full. The charging LED above
the screen (located on the right) will light up in red while charging and will turn green
when charging is complete.
 When the main battery is removed, RTC retention will be maintained for at least 30
minutes.
Backup battery: The backup battery is mounted on the main board. Its role is to temporarily
keep the mobile computer in suspension when the main battery is drained out so data in
DRAM will be retained. The backup battery takes approximately 3.5 hours to charge to full
by the main battery or power adapter.
CHARGING TEMPERATURE
 It is recommended to charge the battery at room temperature (18°C to 25°C) for optimal
performance.
 Please note that battery charging stops when ambient temperature drops below 0°C or
exceeds 40°C.
OPERATION ON BATTERY POWER
 When 802.11a/b/g/n, GSM/GPRS/EDGE/WCDMA/UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA/HSPA+/LTE,
Bluetooth v4.1 & v2.1+EDR and GPS are all enabled on battery power, the main battery
level will drop down substantially. Prolonged use of the display and continued scanning of
barcodes will also affect battery level.
 In order to prevent system from shutting down after the battery is drained out, we
suggest that you keep a fresh battery for replacement at all times, or connect the mobile
computer to an external power.
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USE SNAP-ON CHARGING CABLE
The Snap-on Charging Cable provides a convenient way to charge your mobile computer.
1) Fasten the Snap-on Charging Cable to the lower end of the mobile computer.
2) Connect the other end of the cable to the adapter.
3) Fix the adapter plug onto the adapter, and plug in into an electrical outlet.
LED Status Indicator
Click!
While the device battery is being charged, the LED on mobile computer will indicate
charging status.
LED Indicator
Charging
Status
Description
Red, solid
Charging the mobile computer
Red, blink
Charging error
Green, solid
Charging complete
No light
The cable is not correctly connected
Note:
The Snap-on Charging Cable is for charging only. For data communication, use the micro
USB cable to connect the mobile computer to your PC or laptop.
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USE CHARGING CRADLE
The Charging Cradle charges your mobile computer and a spare battery at the same time.
Mobile Computer Compartment
Spare Batteryr Compartment
Spare Battery Charging
Status LED
USB Port
Charging Cradle Power Supply
Connection Status LED
Note:
The Charging Cradle is for charging only. For data communication, use the micro USB cable
to connect the mobile computer to your PC or laptop.
To charge your mobile computer on the Charging Cradle:
1) Insert the mobile computer onto the Charging Cradle. Press the mobile computer down
till you hear a ‘click’ to make sure it is secured in the charging station. If the hardshell is
installed on the mobile computer, remove the cap on the Cradle’s charging station, and
insert the mobile computer.
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2) Connect the adapter to the Cradle, and plug the other end into an electrical outlet.
The status of the mobile computer charging is shown on the device itself, while the LED
indicator on RS31 Charging Cradle shows the status of battery charging as below:
Cradle LED Indicator
Charging
Status
Description
Red, solid
Charging the battery
Red, blink
Charging error
Green, solid
Charging complete
No light
Not charging
Note:
(1) Not Charging could be the result of battery damage, battery’s failure to touch the
connector, or AC plug coming off.
(2) Charging error could be due to high battery temperature.
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1.2.2. WIRED DATA TRANSMISSION
Use the micro USB cable to connect the mobile computer to your PC for data transmission.
1) Connect your device to the computer with supplied USB cable.
2) Swipe down from the status bar to reveal Notifications Drawer.
3) Tap “USB for Charging” to enter USB options. By default, the device will be in charging
mode, in which you are unable to access the files on this device from the PC client. To
transfer all types of files between your device and PC, choose “File transfers”. To
transfer videos and photos, you can select “Photo transfer (PTP), in which your device
will share only videos and photos in DCIM and Pictures folders.
1.2.3. USING WIRELESS NETWORKS
The mobile computer supports widely applied wireless technologies including Bluetooth
v4.1 & v2.1+EDR, 802.11 a/b/g/n and NFC, and is able to send/receive data in real time in
an efficient way. Select GSM/GPRS/EDGE/WCDMA/UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA/HSPA+/LTE
modules embedded for a total wireless solution for data and voice communication.
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Chapter 2
USING THE RS31 MOBILE COMPUTER
This chapter walks you through the fundamental usage and features of this device.
IN THIS CHAPTER
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
2.9
Battery ...................................................................... 36
Memory ..................................................................... 45
Touch Screen ............................................................. 54
Notifications ............................................................... 59
Date and Time ............................................................ 62
Language & Keyboard Input ......................................... 64
Sound and Volume ...................................................... 72
Programmable Keys .................................................... 73
Data Capture .............................................................. 80
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2.1.
BATTERY
 Main Battery
The mobile computer is powered by a rechargeable 3.85V / 2960 mAh Li-ion battery pack,
and it takes approximately 4 hours to charge it to full from the power adaptor. However,
the charging time may vary by your working condition.
 Spare Battery
A spare battery pack is provided as an accessory. We recommend keeping a fully charged
spare battery at hand in order to replace the main battery when it is nearly drained out.
 Backup Battery
Settled on the main board is a backup battery that keeps the mobile computer in
suspension when the main battery is depleted. The backup battery is a 60 mAh
rechargeable Li-ion battery, and can retain data in the DRAM for 30 minutes when it is
fully charged (as long as wireless modules on the mobile computer are inactive). The
backup battery can be charged by the main battery or the power adapter, and takes
approximately 3.5 hours to charge to full.
Warning:
(1) The battery cover must be secured in position. If not, the mobile computer cannot turn
on by pressing the power key.
(2) For a new battery, make sure it is fully charged before using.
(3) To avoid data loss, when replacing the main battery, make sure you replace it with a
well-charged spare battery pack. Always prepare a spare battery at hand, especially
when you are on the road.
(4) When the mobile computer has been on backup battery for 30 minutes, the system will
shut down. Be sure to replace the main battery as soon as possible in order to avoid data
loss.
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2.1.1. BATTERY STATUS INDICATORS
The main battery pack is the only power source for the mobile computer to work. Therefore,
when the main battery level goes low, you need to replace the battery pack with a charged
one or charge it as soon as possible. Most of all, you should backup important data on a
regular basis.
By checking the battery status icon on Status Bar, you can tell the battery level remaining
in the main battery.
Main battery is fully charged.
Main battery level is partially drained.
Main battery level is low (5%~15%).
Main battery level is very low and needs charging
immediately (<5%).
External power source is connected and main battery
is being charged.
To check the exact remaining percentage of power and battery life:
1) Use two fingers to swipe down from the top of the screen to open Quick Settings.
2) The percentage of remaining battery power is shown beside the battery icon; you can
tap on it to enter Battery Settings for more details and configurations.
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Note:
When the mobile computer is fully charged and battery level reaches 100%, the battery
icon will change from
to
to indicate charging is completed.
Warning:
(1) Once the battery level drops below 15%, the low battery notification will be displayed on
the screen.
(2) Data loss with RAM may occur when battery level is low. Always save data before the
battery runs out of power or keep a fresh battery for replacement.
(3) Constant usage of the mobile computer at low battery level can affect battery life. For
maximum performance, recharge the battery periodically to avoid battery drain out and
maintain good battery health.
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2.1.2. MONITOR BATTERY LEVEL
MAIN BATTERY LEVEL
The main battery is the only source that feeds the mobile computer to work. It also supplies
the backup battery on the main board in order to retain the data stored in DRAM. When
main battery level gets low, recharge it or replace it as soon as possible. Most critically, back
up the important data from time to time to protect your work.
To check main battery level:
Tap All Apps
| Settings
| Battery
.
Battery level percentage is shown to provide a clear grasp of the remaining battery power.
The screen also shows the rate of battery discharge since the last battery charging session,
how long the device has been running on battery power, and which applications are
consuming the most battery power.
 To enable Android’s smart power saving feature, activate the Standby Intelligent
power saving function, which intelligently manages the background tasks as this
device is powered on.
 To look at the timeline of each application that drained or has been draining the battery
power, tap on the chart; with this, you can diagnose any serious power drains.
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BATTERY SAVER MODE
You can have the Battery saver mode automatically turned on when the main battery gets
low. This mode will limit the use of location services, vibration and most background
processing data. On Battery screen, tap on More
and then select “Battery saver”.
Switch on the function and choose when to have this mode automatically activated. After
this function is enabled, the title bar of your screen will turn orange.
Note:
This mode will automatically become inactive when your device is being charged.
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BATTERY OPTIMIZATION
With Battery optimization enabled for the applications, you can make sure they stay
inactive when your device is idle or when they have not been used for days.
1) On Battery screen, tap More
and then select “Battery optimization”.
2) On dropdown list, select “All apps”, all the applications will be optimized by this function
by default. You can individually turn off the optimization mode of a certain app if you
would like it always activated by tapping on the app name and select “Don’t optimize”
and then “DONE”.
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LOW BATTERY ALERT
The mobile computer prompts a warning notification reminding you to charge the main
battery when the main battery level drops to 15% and 5%. In the meantime, the device’s
status LED indicator will blink red.
Opening Notifications Drawer, you will also see this warning appearing on the notifications
list; you may turn on Battery Saver Mode, connect the mobile computer to an external
power source, or replace the main battery pack as soon as possible. To replace the main
battery pack, see Replace Main Battery.
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2.1.3. REPLACE MAIN BATTERY
When main battery level is low, follow the steps below to replace the main battery.
RS31 backup battery supplies system power during battery swap. When battery cover is
removed, the system will enter suspend mode and not wake up until battery cover is put
back and the power button is pressed.
1) Make sure the new battery is fully-charged.
2) Press and hold the power button on the side of the mobile computer.
3) Tap “Power off” in the pop-up menu. The mobile computer will power off.
4) Follow the steps described in Installing Battery to remove the battery cover. Upon the
removal of the cover, the system will prepare to enter suspend mode with the red Status
LED on the front panel lit, which will last for 3 to 5 seconds.
5) Flip the device over to observe the red light; as it goes off, the device is in complete
suspend mode and Main battery is ready to be replaced. Remove the battery and replace
it with the new one.
6) Install the battery cover and press the power button to power on the mobile computer.
Warning:
Please do not perform a battery swapping before the mobile computer’s OS is ready (Home
Screen is displayed). Removing the battery cover during powering up your mobile computer
(starting from your pushing down the Power button till Home Screen is presented) may
cause system failure.
Note:
(1) When main battery is removed, the system will stay in suspend mode for 30 minutes. To
prevent the system from being shut down without advance warning, please DO replace
the main battery within the 30 minutes.
(2) After you remove the battery cover, if the Status LED stays lit for over 10 seconds,
please replace the battery cover right away and perform battery swapping later.
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2.1.4. POWER MANAGEMENT
For any portable device, power management is a critical issue especially when you are on
the road. Below are some tips to help you save battery power.
Warning:
Using backlight, wireless connectivity, and peripheral devices while on battery power will
substantially reduce battery power.
 Bring an additional main battery pack with you on the road.
 End wireless connections (such as Bluetooth transmission, wireless connection, NFC and
GPS) which are not in use.
 Shorten the screen turn off time. See Screen Timeout Settings.
 Reduce the screen brightness level, see Screen Brightness.
 If you have had your Google account signed in on this device, you could turn off certain
automatic data syncing of applications (such as Email, Calendar, and Contacts). Go to All
Apps
| Settings
| Accounts
| Google
and disable the data syncing
services of your desired items.
 Enable Battery saver mode and Battery optimization mode. See Battery Saver Mode
and Battery Optimization.
ENTER AIRPLANE MODE
You can enable Airplane mode to have all the wireless radios (including call functions, data
connections such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 3G/4G) on your mobile computer turned off,
which will considerably reduce the power consumption of your battery.
1) To enter Airplane mode, use two fingers to swipe down from the top of the screen to
open Quick Settings.
2) Tap on the Airplane mode icon to enable/disable the mode.
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2.2.
MEMORY
 Flash Memory (ROM)
16GB flash memory for storing the OS (Android™ 6.0 Marshmallow and custom
application programs.
 Random-access Memory (RAM)
2GB RAM for storing and running programs, as well as storing program data.
 Expansion Slot
The mobile computer is equipped with one SD card slot which can accommodate a micro
SD card, a microSDHC or a microSDXC card. When choosing an SD card for best
compatibility and performance with RS31, please make sure of the capacity you need.
For the use of SDXC card, please use a new card and make sure it has not been used in
other host devices (computers, cameras, or readers).
CAUTION OF DATA LOSS
When the main battery is removed or drained, the backup battery on the main board takes
over to supply the mobile computer and keep it in suspension. A fully charged backup
battery will retain the data in the RAM for 30 minutes. When the backup battery is drained
out as well, the mobile computer will shut down, and only the contents of RTC will be
retained. All other unsaved data will be lost.
If you want to put away the mobile computer for a couple of days, you should be aware that
data loss occurs when the main battery and backup battery discharges completely.
Therefore, it is necessary to backup data and files before putting away the mobile computer.
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2.2.1. CHECK MEMORY USAGE
The memory manager can offer a glance of how the device is using its RAM.
Tap All Apps
| Settings
| Memory
to enter memory manager screen.
On the main screen, it tells you not only the used and free
memory space of the RAM, but how your pattern of usage
has impacted the device’s overall performance. To figure
out how the system and apps have been taking up the
memory over a longer period, tap the dropdown list to
choose a different time span.
To look at how individual apps are consuming the
memory space, tap “Memory used by apps” to get a
breakdown of memory usage by apps.
Tap an application name
to check its memory
usage. This allows you to
make sense of how much
memory a newly-installed
application can potentially
consume your RAM.
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2.2.2. MANAGE STORAGE SPACE
To your Android device, the SD card can serve as an extension of your device’s internal
storage (which comes as 16 GB of flash memory to store the OS, applications and files)
other than a portable storage place.
Tap All Apps
| Settings
and external storage spaces.
| Storage & USB
CHOOSE DEFAULT STORAGE
to check usage of the internal
By default, all the videos, photos and downloaded files are directly saved to the device’s
internal storage. If you have previously inserted and mounted an SD card as portable
storage, this external storage will appear selectable below the option Internal Storage,
and you can choose it as the Default write disk.
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SET UP SD CARD AS PORTABLE STORAGE
Using SD card as a portable device allows you to treat it as a USB disk, by swapping it
between your Android device and the computer to easily transfer files. This is quite handy
when there is a need to offload files that are taking up too much storage space.
When this device is connected with PC, the disk content is readable from PC client:
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On Storage & USB screen, this disk can be managed separately.
The SD card is considered a
separate storage, the capacity of
which is not included in total
device storage. You can tap
to eject a mounted SD card.
To start:
1) Connect your mobile computer with PC with supplied USB cable, swipe down from the
status bar to reveal Notifications Drawer, tap “USB for Charging” to enter USB options
and then choose “File transfers”.
2) Insert the SD card. A notification will pop up indicating that an SD card is detected tap
“SET UP”.
3) Tap “Use as portable storage” and then “NEXT”.
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4) Tap “ERASE & FORMAT” to format this card. The file format allows the card to be
readable on other devices such as PC or a digital camera.
5) At the window asking you whether to change the write disk from internal storage
(default) to the SD card, tap “OK” to do so or “Cancel ” to stay with the default setting.
6) When the setting is completed, tap “DONE”.
Note:
Please make sure the USB cable is properly connected while transferring files over USB
connection.
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CONVERT THE SD CARD TO INTERNAL STORAGE
1) You can always convert the SD Card from portable storage to internal storage. On
Storage & USB screen, tap the SD card. Before you start, make a backup of the files on
this disk if you would like to keep them.
2) On SD card content screen, tap More
and then tap “Settings”.
3) By selecting “Format as internal”, the device will eventually format this SD card into a
specific file format only readable by this device.
4) On Format as internal storage screen, tap “ERASE & FORMAT” to format the card.
5) You will then be asked to whether to move media files to this new SD card right away or
later, make your choice and then tap “Next”.
6) When the formatting is completed, tap “DONE”.
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SET UP SD CARD AS INTERNAL STORAGE
Using SD card as internal storage allows you to extend your existing device storage and to
store huge applications. This SD card will be reformatted and encrypted with a file format
that is not readable by another device. Therefore, it is essential that you back up important
files on this SD card in advance. Please note that if you eject this SD card, the applications
and media files stored on it will not be available until you reinsert the card.
When this device is connected with PC, the disk content is not readable from PC client:
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On Storage & USB screen, the capacity of this SD card is merged into the total device
storage. Please note that. In this setting, you will have no control of which files to be stored
on SD card.
To eject this SD card:
1) Select this SD card.
2) On SD card content screen, tap
More
and then tap “Eject”.
Warning:
Do not physically remove the SD card from the device without ejecting this card in advance.
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To start:
1) Insert the SD card. A notification will pop up indicating that an SD card is detected tap
“SET UP”.
2) Tap “Use as internal storage” and then “NEXT”.
3) Tap “ERASE & FORMAT” to format this card.
4) You will then be asked to whether to move media files to this new SD card, make your
choice and then tap “Next”.
5) When the setting is completed, tap “DONE”.
Note:
It is recommended that you
select “Move now” at Step
4 to have the device
immediately start making
use of SD card space. If you
select “Move later”, the
device will continue to
consider device’s original
storage the primary location
to save files.
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CONVERT THE SD CARD TO PORTABLE STORAGE
1) You can always convert the SD Card from internal storage to portable storage. On
Storage & USB screen, tap the SD card. Before you start, make a backup of the files on
this disk if you would like to keep them.
2) On SD card content screen, tap More
and then tap “Format as portable”.
3) Tap “Format” to have this SD card re-formatted into a file type inaccessible by other
devices.
4) On Move data now screen, tap “MOVE” to migrate data from the device’s storage to
SD card and have the SD card become the primary storage location.
5) When the formatting is completed, tap “DONE”.
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2.3.
TOUCH SCREEN
The mobile computer comes with a 4.7” transmissive LCD with 1280 by 720 pixels
resolution (HD). The LED backlight of the screen, which helps ease reading under dim
environments, can be controlled manually and automatically.
Warning:
DO NOT use any pointed or sharp objects to move against the surface of the screen.
2.3.1. SCREEN BRIGHTNESS
Tap All Apps
| Settings
| Display
| Brightness level.
Adjust screen brightness by dragging the slider to the right (to increase brightness) or left
(to reduce brightness). Switch on the Adaptive brightness to enable automatic backlight
adjustment with the mobile computer’s built-in sensor. You can also use the shortcut button
on Quick Settings menu to adjust the brightness level.
Note:
To save battery power, dim the screen brightness while working in a well-lit area, or set a
shorter sleeping plan for the screen backlight to go off.
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2.3.2. SCREEN ROTATION
By default, the device automatically rotates the screen to when you turn the device
sideways. To switch this function on or off:
1) Tap All Apps
| Settings
| Display
.
2) Tap When device is rotated and them select Stay in portrait view to turn the rotation
function off or tap Rotate the contents of the screen to enable it.
OR
2) Use two fingers to swipe down from the top of the screen to open Quick Settings and
tap the Auto rotate status icon. This quick setting method allows you to temporarily
enter landscape mode to enhance your typing experience by using a wide keyboard.
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You can entirely disable the switch on the interface to minimize the possibility of
accidentally turning on the auto-rotation function.
Tap All Apps
| Settings
| Accessibility
and switch off Auto-rotate screen.
By doing so, the auto-rotation option will be hidden on Quick Settings menu as well as in
Settings
| Display
.
The Auto-rotate status icon
is absent.
Note:
Auto-rotation is not supported in Home Screen, All apps list and certain applications.
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2.3.3. SCREEN TIMEOUT SETTINGS
Tap All Apps
| Settings
| Display
Select the time lapse for screen timeout.
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2.3.4. TEXT SIZE
Tap All Apps
| Settings
| Display
Small, Normal, Large and Huge.
| Font size. Select the font size between
.
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2.4.
NOTIFICATIONS
2.4.1. STATUS LED
An LED indicators located above the touch screen provide information about charging status,
scanner light beam, and scanner "Good Read" during data collection.
Indicator
Charging
Barcode or RFID tag
decode
The device is on backup
battery power
(the battery cover is
removed)
Status
Description
Green, solid
Charging complete
Red, solid
Charging the mobile computer
Red, blinking
Charging error (for instance, battery not in
place)
Green, flash once
Good read
Red, solid
Upon the removal of the battery cover, the red
light is on for a while and then goes off to
signal that the main battery is ready to be
removed.
Note: For Scanner decode and Scanner beam LED to function, LED notification must be
enabled in Reader Configuration.
2.4.2. AUDIO
The speaker is used to play sounds for events in windows and programs, or play audio files.
In addition, it can be programmed for status feedback. In noisy environments, you may
consider connecting a headset instead. A headset jack is provided on the top of the mobile
computer, which is a 3.5 mm DIA stereo earphone jack. The mobile computer also supports
using Bluetooth headsets.
Supported audio file formats include: WAV, MP3, AAC, AAC+, Enhanced AAC+, AU
(including ADPCM), Midi, XMF, AMR (NB and WB).
Use the volume buttons on the side of the mobile computer to adjust the system volume.
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2.4.3. SOUNDS AND VIBRATION
The mobile computer is integrated with a vibrator, which is software programmable for
tactile feedback. This can be helpful when working in noisy environments.
You may also set the mobile computer to vibrate only, in which all system sounds will be
muted and replaced by the vibrator.
On any screen, press down Volume Up or Volume Down key to open quick sound menu.
Tap
to switch this device to Vibration mode. To modify specific sound settings, tap
to access more settings.
SOUND PROFILES
You can apply the default sound profiles : Outdoor, Meeting , Silent or General
(customizable).
Go to All apps
| Settings
| Sound & notification
to select a desired profile.
With General profile, you can tap on
to customize advanced settings.
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DISABLE UNWANTED NOTIFICATIONS WITH “DO NOT DISTURB”
You can temporarily disable specific notifications (vibration or sound) using “Do Not
Disturb” in Quick Settings menu. What’s more, you can schedule the duration of the
disabled status so that the notifications will switch to enabled state automatically based on
your arrangement.
Use your two fingers to swipe down from the status bar to open Quick Settings, tap on “Do
not disturb” to enable this feature and make further adjustment.
Total Silence
Alarm Only
Priority Only
Alarm
OFF
ON
ON
Reminders
OFF
OFF
Adjustable(Default:ON)
Events
OFF
OFF
Adjustable(Default:ON)
Incoming Calls
OFF
OFF
Adjustable
Messages
OFF
OFF
Adjustable(Default:OFF)
Music, Video, Game
or Media
OFF
ON
ON
In-Call
ON
ON
ON
(Default:From Contacts Only)
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2.5.
DATE AND TIME
2.5.1. SET DATE, TIME AND TIME ZONE
By default, the mobile computer automatically synchronizes the date and time to the WWAN
network (if connected).
To set the date and time manually:
1)
2)
3)
4)
Tap All Apps
| Settings
| Date & time
.
Tap Automatic date & time and select Off to disable using network-provided time.
Deselect Automatic time zone.
Tap Set date. Use the sliders to select the correct month, date and year. Tap OK to
save.
5) Tap Set time. Use the sliders to select the correct time. Tap OK to save.
6) Tap Select time zone. Select the correct time zone from the list.
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SET NTP SERVER
You can have this device automatically synchronize with a designated NTP server:
1) Tap Automatic data & time and select Use network-provided time.
2) Tap “NTP Server”.
3) Input the address of the NTP server and tap “OK”.
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2.6.
LANGUAGE & KEYBOARD INPUT
Tap All Apps
| Settings
| Language & input
to change the system language,
default keyboard type, and configure keyboard input and speech settings.
2.6.1. CHANGE DISPLAY LANGUAGE
On Language & input screen, tap Language and then select your desired system
language, the new setting will immediately be applied after your selection.
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2.6.2. ON-SCREEN KEYBOARD
Tap a text input field to automatically open an on-screen keyboard. The virtual keyboard
will vary depending on the data type (text or numbers) this field requires.
SELECT KEYBOARD (INPUT METHOD)
On Language & input screen, select Current Keyboard to change your current keyboard
or manage the selectable keyboards by entering “CHOOSE KEYBOARDS” and enable the
input methods you need.
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Android provides a variety of keyboard layouts of different languages. To have more options
of key layouts, for example, German, you can:
1) On Language & input screen, select Android Keyboard (AOSP) and then
Languages.
2) On the list, disable “Use system language”.
3) Select your desired language keypad layouts.
4) Return to Language & input screen, and your Current Keyboard now has more
options.
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ADJUST KEYBOARD SETTINGS
To configure keyboard settings, tap and hold the comma button
until a settings button
appears. A menu will open, allowing you to adjust input language (if you would like to
use an input language different from the system language) or keyboard settings.
By tapping Android Keyboard Settings (AOSP), you can further adjust the settings to
suit your needs.
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CHANGE KEYBOARD (INPUT METHOD)
The input methods you enabled in Current Keyboard under Language & input are
available by tapping
on the on-screen keyboard, to use other input methods, simply tap
it to cycle through the options.
1
English (US) Keyboard
1
2
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EDIT TEXT
Tap and hold text on the screen to enable a text editing menu for selecting all text, or
copying and pasting text within or across applications. Some applications may use different
ways to select or edit text.
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ENTER NUMBERS AND SYMBOLS
The appearance of the switch button to numeric or symbol keyboard may vary; the example
below demonstrates how to use the switch key to access your desired numeric or symbol
keyboards from the default Android English (US) keyboard. To enter Numeric / Symbol
keyboard, tap
tap
.On Numeric / Symbol keyboard, tap
to access more symbols or
to return to Android English (US) keyboard
English (US) Keyboard
Numeric / Symbol Keyboard
Symbol Keyboard
On Android English (US) keyboard, you can input number or symbols without switching
to Numeric / Symbol keyboard.
 Tap and hold the period button
to open quick symbol keyboard.
 Tap and hold a letter from q~p on the top row to bring up the specific number key.
English (US) Keyboard
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ENTER UPPERCASE LETTERS
Tap and hold the Shift key
, and tap a character key to enter an uppercase letter. The
letters will return to lower case once an uppercase letter is entered.
English (US) Keyboard
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2.7.
SOUND AND VOLUME
Use the volume buttons on the left side of the mobile computer to adjust system and ringer
volume.
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2.8.
PROGRAMMABLE KEYS
Use the volume buttons on the left side of the mobile computer to adjust system and ringer
volume.
Tap All Apps
| Settings
| Programmable keys
to assign specific functions
to the four programmable keys: volume up, volume down, and the left and right function
keys (side keys).
After redefining the programmable keys, the changes will immediately take effect.
ENABLE WAKEUP
Select the Enable wakeup checkbox to enable pressing the key to wake the mobile
computer from suspend mode.
Note:
This checkbox is automatically disabled if an application is selected for the key on the Apps
tab page.
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ASSIGN KEYCODE
Tap the key you would like to assign. A screen opens showing a list of available keycodes or
applications. On the Keycodes tab page, scroll down to view the entire list of keycodes, and
tap a keycode to apply.
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ASSIGN APPLICATION
Tap the key you would like to assign. Tap the Apps tab page to open a list of available
applications. Scroll down to view the entire list of applications, and tap an application to
apply.
After an application is selected, an icon will appear next to the assigned key. Also, the
Enable wakeup checkbox will be automatically disabled.
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ASSIGN INTENT
You can make use of the intent (the specific intent string should be input beforehand in the
configuration xml file on your device) to assign a hardware key to launch a specific
application. When you press this hardware key, this App will be launched by this intent.
On the Intent screen, input the name of the Intent and then tap on “Commit”.
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IMPORT AND EXPORT SETTING
After finishing configuring the keys, you can save the setting to a txt (XML format) file,
allowing you to apply the same setting to other devices. To do this, tap More
and then
“Export”. This file will be exported to the root folder of the device’s internal storage as
“keys_config.txt”.
To share this file with other devices, tap and hold the file name, tap share
to select a
file-sharing method from Send file menu. Please make sure the filename is not renamed.
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To import the configuration file to be used in Programming keys, make sure the file is
saved in the root folder of the device’s internal storage with the file name keys_config.txt.
On Programming keys screen, tap More
and then “Import”. The new setting will be
immediately applied to the keys.
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RESTORE FUNCTION
To restore a key to its previously assigned function, tap menu key
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2.9.
DATA CAPTURE
2.9.1. BARCODE READER
A selection of scan engines is available for delivering flexibility to meet different
requirements. Depending on the scan engine integrated, the mobile computer is capable of
scanning barcodes of a number of symbologies that are enabled by default while running
the ReaderConfig application. If you need to scan barcodes that are encoded in a different
symbology, enable the symbology first.
2.9.2. DIGITAL CAMERA
An integrated 8 megapixel rear camera in the mobile computer is specifically designed for
collecting image data. You may use the image capture utility to turn on the camera and
capture images. By default, the images taken by this camera application are saved as JPG
files in DCIM folder in the device’s primary storage.
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Chapter 3
BASIC OPERATION
This chapter describes the basic skills to work with the RS31 mobile computer, for instance
how to operate the home screen, check system statuses and manage notifications. The
add-on utilities for applications regarding data collection, processing, and transmission are
introduced in the following chapters.
IN THIS CHAPTER
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
Home Screen .............................................................. 82
Status Bar .................................................................. 91
Manage Applications .................................................... 96
Suspend & Lock .......................................................... 99
OS Update ............................................................... 101
Back up Your Data .................................................... 103
Reset to Factory Default ............................................ 104
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3.1.
HOME SCREEN
When the mobile computer is fully charged, press the Power key for three seconds to turn
on the mobile computer. A locked screen will appear. Slide the lock button
direction to unlock the screen.
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The Home Screen appears showing a status bar, shortcut icons, and a dock bar containing
an All Apps button. The home screen allows multiple pages for placing shortcut icons and
widgets. You may customize the home screen according to your preferences.
Status bar
Search bar
Widget icon
Setting Shortcut icon
Dock
All Apps button
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3.1.1. CUSTOMIZE HOME SCREEN
ADD APPLICATION SHORTCUT TO HOME SCREEN
1) On the home screen you would like to customize, tap All Apps
.
2) Locate the application to add, tap on and hold the application icon.
3) The home screen will appear. Drag the application icon to your preferred position and
release to have it placed.
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ADD WIDGET TO HOME SCREEN
1) Tap and hold any empty spot on the home screen.
2) The current layout will shrink, and the available options related to home screen appear
on the bottom. Tap Widgets to enter the widget selection list.
3) In the widget selection list, scroll to locate your desired widget.
4) Tap and hold the widget until the home screen layout appears. Drag the widget to your
preferred position and release to have it placed. For a setting shortcut, you will have to
select a specific setting from the shortcuts list.
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ARRANGE THE SHORTCUTS AND WIDGETS ON HOME SCREEN
1) To move or remove a shortcut/widget, on the home screen you would like to customize,
tap and hold it to enter layout edit mode, a floating option “X Remove” will appear on
top of the screen, to which you can drag the unwanted shortcut to remove it. Drag the
icon to the preferred position and release it to have it placed.
2) To resize a widget, tap and hold it until a white frame appears. Tap and drag a white dot
to re-scale the widget.
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CHANGE HOME SCREEN WALLPAPER
1)
2)
3)
4)
Tap and hold any empty spot on the home screen.
Tap Wallpapers in the menu that appears.
Select an image to apply as the wallpaper.
Tap Set wallpaper at the bottom of the wallpaper preview screen to apply it.
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CREATE FOLDER
1) On the home screen you would like to customize, tap and hold the application shortcut
you would like to move, drag the icon on the top of another icon to create a folder.
2) As these icons overlap, a folder is created.
3) After you let go your finger, these icons are enclosed in a circle.
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NAME A FOLDER
1) Tap the folder you would like to name.
2) The folder will expand from a small circle to a full rectangle to show all the shortcuts in
it. Tap “Unnamed Folder” and edit the folder name.
3) Tap Done
on the on-screen keyboard.
4) Tap elsewhere on the screen, the folder will shrink to a small circle with its new name.
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REMOVE FOLDER
1) Tap and hold the folder you would like to remove.
2) Drag the folder to the top of the screen where the option “X Remove” is located.
Note:
Please note that, when you remove a folder, the shortcuts contained in it will be removed as
well.
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3.2.
STATUS BAR
The left side of the status bar shows notification icons, and the right side of the status bar
shows status icons.
Notification
Status icons
3.2.1. ICONS ON STATUS BAR
STATUS ICONS
Icon
Description
Bluetooth is on.
The device has been connected to a Bluetooth device.
The device is currently connected to a Wi-Fi network and performing data
transmission.
No mobile network signal
The device is currently connected to a 4G network. A symbol will be shown on
the left to indicate the cellular data connection type (e.g. 3G).
Full mobile network signal
Airplane mode is active, which means all radios are inactive now.
Alarm is active.
No SIM card is inserted
All sounds are silent except for alarms (Vibration mode).
The main battery is fully charged.
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The main battery is partially drained.
Main battery level is very low and needs charging immediately (<5%).
External power source is connected and main battery is being charged.
NOTIFICATION ICONS
Icon
Description
USB debugging mode is enabled on this device
The device is performing data synchronization.
There is an upcoming event.
The device is downloading data.
The device is uploading data.
An open Wi-Fi network is available.
A memory card has been inserted.
A new SIM card is detected.
There has been a problem. Open Notifications Drawer for more details.
For example: No SIM card detected in either of the two SIM card slots
The headset has been inserted.
The phone call is connected.
There has (have) been missed call(s).
The current phone call has been paused.
Wi-Fi hotspot is active.
Bluetooth tethering is active.
USB tethering is active.
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3.2.2. OPEN QUICK SETTING MENU
The status icons are related to essential settings regarding the device’s remaining power,
Bluetooth status or Wi-Fi connectivity status. The status bar offers a quick access for you to
easily make adjustments of the settings. To open Quick Setting menu, use you two fingers,
swipe from the top to the bottom of the screen. You can tap on each status icon on the menu
to switch among different modes or enter the settings.
Quick
Setting
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3.2.3. OPEN NOTIFICATIONS DRAWER
The notifications icons on status bar inform you of the new events such as incoming calls,
messages or USB connection.
CHECK OUT NOTIFICATION
To check out details of the events, swipe down from the status bar to open Notifications
Drawer. Tap on the individual notification card to carry our immediate action or to open the
corresponding application.
DISABLE NOTIFICATION
You can change or turn off the notification of a specific app by tapping and holding on the
notifications card until the corresponding app name reveals along with an
icon, tap on
it to modify the notification-related setting.
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CLEAR NOTIFICATION
To dismiss a single notification, simply swipe the notification card right or left. You can also
dismiss all notifications at a time by tapping
. Ongoing notifications and notifications that
require subsequent activity to be cleared will remain on the list.
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3.3.
MANAGE APPLICATIONS
3.3.1. APPLICATION MENU
Tap All Apps
Icon
on the Home screen to open the applications menu.
Name
Description
AppLock
An application used to limit the system resources made
available to Users
Calculator
Performs mathematical calculations.
Calendar
Creates and manages events, meetings and appointments.
Camera
Takes pictures and shoots videos.
Chrome
An Android built-in browser application developed by Google.
Clock
Sets date, time, time zone according to your locale, and sets
and manages alarms.
Contacts
Manages contact information, and shares or exports/imports
the information to other devices or SD card.
Downloads
List all files downloaded on the mobile computer.
Drive
An Android built-in application for a file storage and
synchronization service created by Google.
Duo
A one-to-one video call application developed by Google.
File Manager
Browses and manages files on the local storage and storage
card.
Gmail
An Android built-in application for Gmail, a free email service
provided by Google.
Google
An Android built-in application providing you easy access to
handy services provided by Google such as searching for
nearby restaurants or updates on traffic alerts.
Hangout
An Android built-in application for a communication
platform developed by Google.
Maps
An Android built-in app developed by Google.
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Messaging
Sends SMS and MMS messages.
Phone
Places and receives calls, accesses voicemail, views call
history, manages phone contacts and adjusts phone settings.
Photos
An Android built-in application for a photo and video
sharing and storage service developed by Google.
Play Movies & TV
An Android built-in application for an online video on
demand service operated by Google.
Play Music
An Android built-in application for a music streaming
service and online music locker operated by Google.
Play Store
An Android built-in application providing access to a digital
distribution service, including a digital media store,
the Google Play Store, operated and developed by Google.
Reader Config
Sets scanner preferences, data output format and
destination, symbology settings, and reads barcodes.
Search
Searches the internet and mobile computer with the search
engine.
Settings
Opens settings to configure the mobile computer.
SoftwareTrigger
An application serving as a real trigger key, floating on top of
all other programs for convenient trigger control of the
bardcode scanner.
Sound Recorder
Records and plays audio information.
Voice Search
An Android built-in Google product allowing users to
use Google Search by speaking on a mobile phone.
YouTube
An Android built-in application for a video-sharing service.
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3.3.2. CURRENT APPLICATIONS
Tap the Recent Apps button
. The screen will show a list of recently used applications.
On this screen, you can:
SWITCH BETWEEN APPLICATIONS
Swipe up or down to cycle through the listed applications, tap on your desired one to open
it on the screen.
END APPLICATION
Slide an application to the left or right, or tap the X on top right to close it.
Note:
Close unused applications in order to release RAM. Remember to save your data or settings
before closing any application.
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3.4.
SUSPEND & LOCK
3.4.1. SUSPEND DEVICE
The mobile computer operates continuously once it is powered on. To minimize power
consumption and prevent unintended operation, suspend the mobile computer if you are
not actively using it. The mobile computer can be quickly awoken from suspend mode to
operate as needed. When the mobile computer enters suspend mode, the system is in a
power-saving status, meaning the device will not respond to screen touch, and volume keys
and side buttons will also be unavailable until the device is unlocked.
SUSPEND RS31
Press the power button to suspend the mobile computer. The mobile computer will
automatically suspend when the time period set in Screen Timeout Settings has passed
without any activity.
3.4.2. LOCK DEVICE
Setting a screen lock allows you to protect your personal data on this device while the
device is not at your hand. With various types of screen lock available and Smart Lock, you
can not only enjoy the benefits of this function but also great convenience.
LOCK RS31
Tap All Apps
method.
| Settings
| Security
| Screen lock to change the lock
Disable screen lock
Default slide gesture
Enter a pattern to unlock
Set a voice command to unlock
Uses the PIN code to unlock
Enter a password of at least 4 characters
to unlock.
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By selecting a pattern, Voice Unlock, Pin or Password method, you can access advanced
settings and Smart Lock to customize personal lock settings.
Warning:
To save battery power, suspend the mobile computer when not in use.
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3.5.
OS UPDATE
Updating the operating system on the mobile computer helps maintain it at an optimized
state. You may choose to update the system by establishing a wireless network connection
to the Internet and downloading the update file from the OTA server.
Note:
The mobile computer will shut down during system update. Save any unfinished tasks and
data before updating the system in order to avoid data loss.
NETWORK UPDATE
In order to check for and download the latest system update file on the server, make sure
a wireless network connection to the Internet is established on the mobile computer.
Note:
To avoid any additional charges to your wireless data plan, Wi-Fi connection to the Internet
is recommended for downloading the file.
1) Tap All Apps
| Settings
| About phone
| System updates. A window
pops up asking you to input the password for system update. Please contact with
[email protected] for the password. Enter the password and tap OK.
2) The mobile computer searches for the latest system update file on the server. Tap
DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL to download the update file.
3) When a new system update file is detected on the server, a notification icon will appear
on the status bar, and a text notification will pop up in the notifications panel.
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SD CARD UPDATE
OS Update searches for available update files in your mobile computer’s storage.
1) Obtain the latest system update image file, and copy the file onto the root storage of
your SD card. Insert the SD card into the memory card slot on the device. Press the
power button to power it on.
OR
Transfer the update image file to the root directory of the device’s internal storage via
USB cable.
2) Tap All Apps
| Settings
| About phone
| System updates.
A window pops up asking you to input the password for system update. Please contact
with [email protected] for the password. Enter the password and tap OK.
3) The mobile computer searches for an available system update file on the SD card.
Note:
Make sure the SD card is inserted in the mobile computer. If not, the screen will show that
your system is currently up to date.
4) Tap INSTALL to open an “Install update” confirmation window. Tap Install in the
confirmation window to begin the installation.
Once complete, a notification will appear showing that the system has been updated
successfully. Tap OK to show the Home screen.
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3.6.
BACK UP YOUR DATA
With Android Backup Service, you can have your personal data (Google calendar settings,
Google contacts, Chrome browser data and Gmail settings) and certain system settings
under your Google account backed up (over network connection) on the cloud. This allows
you to easily restore the settings on this device after a Factory Reset (refer to Reset to
Factory Default ).
Note:
(1) To back up your photos and videos, Tap All Apps
your device with Google Photo Library.
| Photos
to sync the files on
(2) To back up other documents such as audio or video files on the device’s storage, you can
make use of Google Drive service.
(3) Android Backup Service does not handle SMS messages and certain app progress
data and settings.
To start:
1) Make sure you device is connected with network.
2) Tap All Apps
| Backup & reset
and enable Back up my data.
3) Tap Backup Account to log in to your Google account.
To restore your backed up personal data of a Google Account, just add that account to the
device.
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3.7.
RESET TO FACTORY DEFAULT
Performing a factory reset will erase all data on your mobile computer (including call logs,
messages, files as well as your installed apps and their associated data) and revert the
device back to its original state in which it is powered on by you for the first time.
It is strongly recommended that you follow the instructions in Back up Your Data to back up
important data before performing a factory reset.
To start:
1) Tap All Apps
| Settings
| Backup & reset
and Factory data reset.
2) Confirm the action by tapping on the buttons and input the verification code (Please
contact with [email protected] to obtain your verification code). Finally, tap OK
to perform a factory reset.
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3) As the mobile computer boots up for the first time after the reset, the Welcome wizard
will run you through setting up the environment as well as restoring apps and data.
During setup, you can tap SKIP to continue to the next step (you can finish the
respective settings in All Apps
| Settings
at any time). Please note, that to have
the backed up data in your Google accounts restored right in this stage, log in to a Wi-Fi
network when prompted to Select Wi-Fi Network.
1. Tap the arrow to
proceed.
2. Select your system
language.
3. Log in to your Wi-Fi
network. If logged in,
you will be further asked
to sign in your Google
account to restore data.
4. Set date & time.
5. Input your name.
6. Set up the protection
methods to protect this
device.
7. Choose Google services
that you want to be
enabled.
8. Choose whether to have
AppLock take control of
your Homescreen.
4) Once the initial setup is completed, tap GOT IT to start using your mobile computer.
Apps and settings will be restored in the background.
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Chapter 4
WIRELESS RADIOS
The Wi-Fi module integrated on the mobile computer lets you configure and connect to
network wirelessly.
IN THIS CHAPTER
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
Use
Use
Use
Use
Wireless Wide Area Network .................................
Wireless Local Area Network (Wi-Fi) ......................
Bluetooth ...........................................................
Near Field Communications ..................................
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4.1.
USE WIRELESS WIDE AREA NETWORK
The mobile computer will be automatically configured to connect to your wireless service
provider’s network when you insert a SIM card and turn on data connection for the first
time.
1) When a SIM card is inserted, a dialog will appear confirming the mobile carrier detected,
you may tap “Touch to set up” to enter the settings page.
2) If the SIM card you inserted is the only SIM in your device, you will be prompted to
confirm that this SIM used for all data services.
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EDIT ACCESS POINT NAME
You may need to change the access point name according to the information obtained from
your mobile carrier.
1) Tap All Apps
Names.
| Settings
| More
| Cellular networks | Access Point
, and tap each field to input the APN name and settings obtained
from your mobile carrier.
2) Tap the button
3) When finished, tap the settings button
and tap Save.
4) Back to APNs page, Tap the radio button next to the APN you would like to apply.
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4.1.1. SHARE WWAN DATA
The WWAN connection on the mobile computer can be shared to other devices. You may
share internet connection with a computer or device through USB or Bluetooth tethering, or
share with a maximum of eight devices by turning the mobile computer into a Wi-Fi hotspot.
BLUETOOTH TETHERING
To share data connection through Bluetooth tethering:
1) Pair the mobile computer with the device of interest.
2) Tap All Apps
| Settings
| More
| Tethering & portable hotspot.
3) Tap Bluetooth tethering. The mobile computer will share its WWAN network with
Bluetooth-connected devices through Bluetooth sharing. Once the sharing is successful,
the icon
will appear on the top left of the screen.
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USB TETHERING
To share data connection through USB tethering:
1) Connect the mobile computer with a USB cable. A USB icon will appear at the top of the
screen, and in the Notifications Drawer, a description “Connected as USB Storage”
will appear.
2) Tap All Apps
| Settings
| More
| Tethering & portable hotspot.
3) Tap USB tethering. The mobile computer will share its WWAN network with the
connected host computer.
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WI-FI HOTSPOT
To share data connection in the form of a Wi-Fi hotspot:
1) Tap All Apps
| Settings
| More
| Tethering & portable hotspot.
2) Tap the Wi-Fi hotspot switch to enable data sharing through Wi-Fi. The mobile
computer will start broadcasting its SSID for other devices to connect.
3) Tap the Wi-Fi hotspot label to manage Wi-Fi hotspot settings: set when to turn the
Wi-Fi hotspot off, change SSID and security settings, select whether to minimize battery
usage when Wi-Fi hotspot is enabled, enable WPS mode and adjust bandwidth, and view
connected users.
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DATA USAGE
Data usage is the amount of data uploaded or downloaded on the mobile computer.
Managing the data usage amount within a certain period of time is a recommended task, as
an excess amount of data usage might incur additional fees from your service provider.
To check wireless data usage:
1) Tap All Apps
| Settings
| Data usage
.
2) The Overview tab page opens showing a summary of data usage for your mobile
network and Wi-Fi connection. Open the tab page of your mobile carrier to view a chart
of data usage on a monthly cycle.
SET DATA USAGE LIMIT
1) On the data usage tab page for your mobile carrier. Enable Set mobile data limit.
2) To adjust the limit level, tap the limit value on the chart. If a limit is set, when the data
usage amount reaches the limit, mobile data connection will be automatically disabled.
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ENABLE DATA USAGE DURING ROAMING
1) On the data usage tab page for your mobile carrier, tap More
.
2) Select Cellular networks, and enable Data roaming checkbox for your mobile carrier.
A dialog box appears confirming whether you would like to enable data roaming. Tap OK
to confirm.
RESTRICT BACKGROUND DATA
1) On the data usage tab page for your mobile carrier, tap More
Restrict background data checkbox.
, and select the
2) A dialog box appears confirming whether you would like to enable data restriction. Tap
OK to confirm.
The mobile computer conserves data usage by restricting background mobile data.
Certain applications and services will be disabled unless the mobile computer is
connected to a Wi-Fi network.
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4.1.2. DATA CONNECTION SETTINGS
TURN ON/OFF DATA CONNECTION
To manually turn on/off mobile data connection:
1) Tap All Apps
| Settings
| Data usage
.
2) Select your data usage tab page for your mobile carrier. To turn on/off data connection,
switch the Cellular data to the corresponding position.
SELECT DATA CONNECTION TYPE
Tap All Apps
type to select.
| Settings
| More
| Cellular network, tap Preferred network
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4.1.3. SIM CARD SETTINGS
LOCK SIM CARD
To lock the SIM card:
1) Tap All Apps
| Settings
| Security
, tap Set up SIM card lock.
2) Enable Lock SIM card.
3) Enter the PIN to enable SIM card lock. Once enabled, you are required to enter the PIN
code in order to use the phone.
CHANGE PIN CODE
To change the PIN code:
1) Tap All Apps
| Settings
| Security
, tap Set up SIM card lock.
2) Tap Change SIM PIN.
3) Enter your old PIN code to confirm your identity, and then input a new PIN code.
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4.2.
USE WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK (WI-FI)
4.2.1. CONNECT TO WI-FI NETWORK
To power on Wi-Fi:
1) Use two fingers to swipe down from the top of the screen to open Quick Settings.
2) Tap Wi-Fi  to scan for available networks. Select a network to connect.
OR
1) Tap All Apps
| Settings
| Wi-Fi
.
2) Tap the Wi-Fi switch to scan for available networks. Select a network to connect. If the
network is an open one, the mobile computer will attempt to connect to it directly. When
connected, the status will change to show “Connected”. If the network is a secured one,
the mobile computer prompts a dialog to enter the password for the connection.
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4.2.2. MANUALLY ADD WI-FI NETWORK
If the network you would like to connect to does not broadcast its SSID, or if the network is
out of range, you may add it manually.
1) Tap All Apps
| Settings
| Wi-Fi
.
2) Tap the Wi-Fi switch to enable this function, and then tap More
network”.
and select “Add
3) In the dialog box, enter the name of the network in the Network name field, and select
a security method in the Security field (None, WEP, WPA/WPA2 PSK, 802.1x EAP).
 For WEP/WPA/WPA2 PSK connections: Enter the required password and tap Save.
 For 802.1x EAP connections: Tap Advanced options and select the EAP method in the
drop-down box (PEAP, TLS, TTLS, PWD, SIM, AKA), and the Phase 2 authentication in
the drop-down box (None, MSCHAPV2, GTC). Select a CA certificate and User
certificate if required (certificates may be installed under
All Apps
| Settings
| Security | Install from SD card
OR All Apps
| Settings
| Wi-Fi
| More
| Advanced | Install
certificates.) Enter your username in the Identity box and the password in the Password
box if required.
The mobile computer supports the following certificate file extensions:
File Extension Type
Standard Certificate
Key Stored
Description
DER-encoded X.509
certificates saved in
.crt or .cer files.
X.509 certificates saved in PKCS#12
key store files with a .p12 or .pfx
extension.
How to install
change the extension to
.crt or .cer.
Change the extension to
.p12 or .pfx.
4) If necessary, select the Proxy server and IPv4 settings. By default, no proxy is set and
IP settings are set to DHCP.
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4.2.3. ADVANCED WI-FI SETTINGS
To configure advanced Wi-Fi settings:
1) On the Wi-Fi screen, tap More
.
2) Select Advanced in the pop-up menu. Available settings are as below:
Item
Description
Network notification
Notifies when an open network is available.
Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep
Sets when to turn Wi-Fi on during sleep.
Install certificates
Installs certificates recently downloaded or placed on the internal
storage.
Wi-Fi Direct
Enables your device to connect with a Wi-Fi Direct-capable device.
MAC address
Displays the MAC address of the device when connecting to Wi-Finetworks.
WPS Push Button
Initialize the Wi-Fi protected setup (WPS) for a WPS-capable
network. You will also have to press down the WPS button on your
router.
WPS in Entry
Enter the personal identification number (PIN) for Wi-Fi protected
setup (WPS) process.
IPv6 address
Displays the IPv6 address of the device.
IPv4 address
Displays the IPv4 address of the device.
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4.2.4. CONFIGURE PROXY SERVER
A proxy server acts as an intermediary between an endpoint device and another server from
which the device is requesting a service.
To change the proxy settings for a connection:
1)
2)
3)
4)
Tap a network in the available Wi-Fi hotspot list.
Tap Advanced options.
Tap Proxy and select Manual in the pop-up menu.
Enter the address of the proxy server in the Proxy hostname field. Enter the port
number for the proxy server in the Proxy port. Enter the addresses of websites which
are allowed to bypass the proxy server in the Bypass proxy for field. (Use the
separator | between addresses.)
5) Tap CONNECT.
4.2.5. USE STATIC IP ADDRESS
By default, the device uses DHCP to assign an IP address when connecting to a wireless
network. You may set for the device to connect to a network using a static IP address.
1)
2)
3)
4)
Tap a network in the available Wi-Fi hotspot list.
Tap Advanced options
Tap IPv4 settings and select Static in the pop-up menu.
Enter the IP address, gateway, network prefix length, DNS 1 address and DNS 2 address
in the fields provided.
5) Tap CONNECT.
4.2.6. CONNECT WITH WI-FI PROTECTED SETUP (WPS)
Wi-Fi protected setup (WPS) allows easy establishment of a secure wireless network. The
mobile computer supports WPS through push button configuration.
1) On the Wi-Fi hotspot scanning screen, tap More
Push Button.
, select Advanced and then WPS
2) A dialog will pop-up on the screen showing the remaining time allowed for pressing the
WPS button on the router.
3) On your wireless router, press the WPS button. The device will connect to your router.
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4.2.7. MODIFY WI-FI NETWORK
To change the settings for a connected network:
1) Tap and hold a connected network in the Wi-Fi hotspot list.
2) Tap Modify network in the pop-up menu.
3) In the dialog box that opens, modify the network settings, and tap Save.
4.2.8. DISCONNECT WI-FI NETWORK
To disconnect a connected network:
1) Tap and hold a connected network in the Wi-Fi hotspot list.
2) Tap Forget network in the pop-up menu.
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4.3.
USE BLUETOOTH
The RS31 mobile computer lets you configure Bluetooth settings and manage Bluetooth
services provided on remote devices.
4.3.1. BLUETOOTH PROFILES
Bluetooth Profiles Supported
Generic Access Profile
(GAP)
For device discovery and authentication.
Service Discovery Access Profile
(SDAP)
Discovers services on remote devices.
Headset Profile
(HSP)
Describes how a Bluetooth enabled headset should
communicate with a Bluetooth enabled device
Serial Port Profile
(SPP)
Sets up a virtual serial port to connect two Bluetooth
devices.
Human Interface Device Profile
(HID)
Provides a low latency Bluetooth connection with
keyboards, pointing devices, etc.
Object Push Profile
(OPP)
Pushes and pulls objects to and from a push server.
Hands-Free Profile (AG1.5)
(HFP)
Allows using a hands-free device to place and receive
calls.
Advanced
Profile
(A2DP)
Streams stereo-quality audio to a wireless headset or
speaker.
(AVRCP)
Allows controlling of television and Hi-Fi equipment.
Generic Object Exchange Profile
(GOEP)
Provides a basis for other data profiles.
Personal
Profile
(PAN)
Uses Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol for
Bluetooth transmission.
General
Audio/Video
Distribution Profile
(GAVDP)
Provides a basis for A2DP and VDP.
Phone Book Access Profile
(PBAP)
Transfers Phone Book Objects to a car kit to display the
information of an incoming call received on the mobile
computer, or initiate a call.
Audio/Video
Profile
Audio
Distribution
Remote
Area
Control
Networking
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4.3.2. TURN ON BLUETOOTH
By default, Bluetooth is turned off, to turn it on:
1) Use two fingers to swipe down from the top of the screen to open Quick Settings.
2) Tap Bluetooth  to turn on this function while enabling the Bluetooth visibility of this
device.
OR
1) Tap All Apps
| Settings
| Bluetooth .
2) Tap the switch to turn on this function while enabling the Bluetooth visibility of this
device.
Note:
After turned on, Bluetooth power is maintained even when the mobile computer is
suspended. However, if the power mode is switched to Airplane Mode, Bluetooth power will
be turned off regardless of the settings.
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4.3.3. CHANGE BLUETOOTH NAME
To change the Bluetooth name of this mobile computer:
1) On the available Bluetooth devices screen, tap More
device in the pop-up menu.
2) Type a new name in the field and tap RENAME.
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4.3.4. PAIR BLUETOOTH DEVICES
1) Tap All Apps
| Settings
| Bluetooth .Tap the switch to On position to scan
for available Bluetooth devices nearby. Scroll through the list and tap the device you
would like to pair.
2) The Bluetooth pairing request window opens. Depending on the pairing settings of
the Bluetooth device, you may need to enter a passkey, or confirm the assigned passkey
on the device to pair if a smart pairing method is applied. Enter/confirm the passkey on
the device to pair.
3) Once pairing is done, the Bluetooth device will be listed in the Paired Devices list.
Note:
If the device you would like to pair with is not listed, make sure Bluetooth visibility is
enabled on the device.
4.3.5. UNPAIR BLUETOOTH DEVICE
To unpair a paired device:
1) In the Paired Devices list, tap the settings button
2) On the Paired device screen, tap FORGET.
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4.4.
USE NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATIONS
Near field communications (NFC) uses close proximity (4 cm or less) to establish radio
communication through electromagnetic fields. With NFC enabled, the mobile computer can
collect information from NFC tags, exchange information with other NFC supported devices,
and even change information on the NFC tag if authorized.
Before starting to communicate through NFC, perform the following:
1) On the mobile computer, tap All Apps
| Settings
| More
.
2) On the Wireless & networks page, make sure the NFC switch is enabled.
3) Tap Android Beam and enable it.
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PAIR WITH NFC ENABLED BLUETOOTH DEVICES
1) On the device you would like to pair with, make sure NFC is enabled and Bluetooth
discovery is enabled.
2) Hold the mobile computer without covering the antenna area at the lower end of the
battery cover.
3) Move the mobile computer in proximity with the device. A screen notification will appear
to indicate that pairing is successful.
SHARE INFORMATION
1) Open the web page, video, photo or contact info page you would like to transfer.
2) Place the back of the mobile computer in close proximity with the other device you would
like to share data with.
3) When the two devices connect, a “Touch to beam” notification will appear on the
screen.
4) Touch the screen to initiate data transfer.
Note:
Once the data begins to transfer, the two devices only need to be held within a 10 m (32.8
ft.) range; they no longer have to be held within close range in order to transfer
successfully.
COMMUNICATION WITH NFC
1) On the mobile computer, launch an NFC enabled application.
2) Hold the mobile computer without covering the antenna area at the lower end of the
battery cover.
3) Place the mobile computer close to the NFC tag or device until the application indicates
data transfer is complete.
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Chapter 5
USING THE PHONE
The RS31 mobile computer allows making phone calls and connecting to the network over
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA). Insert the SIM card before turning on
the power. Refer to Installing SIM Card, SAM Card and Memory Card.
Note: If the SIM card is not in position, you may make emergency calls if the service is
supported.
IN THIS CHAPTER
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
SIM Card Management ..............................................
Phone Application .....................................................
Audio Modes .............................................................
In-call Volume ..........................................................
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5.1. SIM CARD MANAGEMENT
The mobile computer accommodates two SIM cards and supports dual standby of two
different networks. Both networks will be monitored at the same time, and the phone will
dynamically switch between the two networks during usage. Calls will be placed with either
one of the networks; you cannot switch networks in the middle of a received call or placed
call, or receive or place calls with both networks at the same time.
When a SIM card is installed for the first time, the phone power is turned on automatically
when the mobile computer is powered on. A dialog box pops-up when the mobile computer
is powered on notifying that a SIM card is detected.
1) Tap Touch to set up.
2) The SIM cards screen opens showing the name of the mobile carrier and the current
phone settings.
3) To open the SIM card management screen from other screens, tap All Apps
| Settings
| SIM cards
4) If you already have both SIM1 and SIM2 cards inserted, enable these cards on SIM
cards screen and respectively select the Preferred SIM for Cellular data, Calls and
SMS messages.
Note:
When both SIM cards are both inserted and enables, they are both active and ready to
receive an incoming call but not able to be connected at the same time.
EMERGENCY CALLS
Depending on your service provider, the mobile computer might support making
emergency phone call when the SIM card is locked, or even when no SIM card is inserted.
Emergency phone numbers will vary by country.
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5.2. PHONE APPLICATION
5.2.1. PHONE INTERFACE
1) When a SIM card is installed on the mobile computer, a signal icon appears on the status
bar. The number of bars indicates the strength of the connection.
2) Tap All Apps
| Phone
. The Phone application opens.
3) Tap the settings button
to open the phone settings menu for adding a new contact,
opening the People application.
4) Tap
to open the dial pad.
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5.2.2. PLACE CALL
Enter the phone number in the dial pad and tap
to initiate the call. If you need to
frequently make calls to an interactive voice system, you may tap
next to the number
and select Add 2-sec pause for soft pause (a pause of 2 seconds to the buttons) or a hard
pause (a pause that will wait for your confirmation to send the following digits).
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5.2.3. DURING A CALL
When a call is connected, the phone keypad features the following buttons:
Button
Description
Opens the dial pad.
Turns on the speaker.
Mutes the call.
Places the call on hold.
Add call: Adds another person to the call.
Start/Stop recording: Record this conversation to your
device’s internal storage/PhoneRecord as *.3gp file.
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PLACE CALL USING CONTACTS
To make a call using contacts:
1) In the phone application page, tap
2) Tap a contact to initiate a call.
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5.2.4. RECEIVE INCOMING CALL
When a call is incoming on the mobile computer, tap
to pick it up.
Incoming calls will be logged in the Phone application; in the case of a missed call, a
notification will be displayed. See Check Missed Calls.
To mute the ringtone of an incoming call, press the volume down button.
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5.2.5. CHECK MISSED CALLS
If you have a missed call, a notification icon
will appear on the status bar. The number
of missed calls will also be displayed next to Phone icon.
Unlock the screen and use the Notifications Drawer to manage the missed call.
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5.2.6. CALL HISTORY
1) On the Phone application page, tap the History button
calls. Or you can tap settings button
Button
to open a list of history
and then Call History.
Description
Connected calls.
Missed calls.
2) Tap the phone icon
next to a call record to place back the call.
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5.2.7. MAKE MULTI-PARTY CALLS
 To make multi-party conference calls:
1) On the Phone application page, enter the first number to call and tap
call.
2) After the call has begun, tap
will be put on hold.
to initiate the
and then Add call to add another member. The first call
3) Enter the second number to call and tap
to initiate the call.
4) When the second call is connected, the first call will continue to be on hold. Tap the
merge call button
call is initiated.
to add the first call to the conversation. A three-party conference
 To add a fourth member, tap
number to call and tap
. The three-party call will be put on hold. Enter another
to initiate the call. When the call is connected, the three-party
call will continue to be on hold. Tap the merge call button
to add the three-party call
to the conversation. A four-party conference call is then initiated.
 Tap Manage Conference to view all members of the call.
 To remove a member, tap
next to the member.
 To speak with a member in private, tap the member, and the conference call will be put
on hold. Tap
to return back to the conference call.
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5.3. AUDIO MODES
The mobile computer offers three different audio modes for phone calls:
HANDSET MODE
This is the default audio mode which uses the receiver above the touchscreen for audio
output during calls.
SPEAKER MODE
This mode uses the built-in speaker for audio output during calls.
HEADSET MODE
Connect a Bluetooth headset or a wired headset to the mobile computer for audio output
during calls.
USE BLUETOOTH HEADSET
See Pair Bluetooth Devices to connect the mobile computer to a Bluetooth device. The
speaker phone becomes muted when a Bluetooth headset is connected.
USE WIRED HEADSET
Insert a wired headset in the Headset Jack. The speaker phone becomes muted when a
wired headset is connected.
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5.4. IN-CALL VOLUME
Use the Volume Buttons to adjust the ringer volume and system sound level. When in the
middle of a call, use the volume buttons to adjust in-call conversation volume.
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Chapter 6
USING READER CONFIGURATION UTILITY
The Reader Configuration utility allows you to manage the barcode reader integrated on
the mobile computer.
IN THIS CHAPTER
6.1 Configure Reader ...................................................... 140
6.2 Read Printed Barcodes ............................................... 159
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6.1. CONFIGURE READER
The mobile computer is capable of reading printed barcodes. The reader module can be
either a (laser) 1D reader or a 2D imager. The mobile computer is installed with a Reader
Config to configure the scan engine built inside. Use it to create a profile of settings that best
suits your needs.
LAUNCH READER CONFIG
To launch Reader Config:
1) Tap Apps
| ReaderConfig
to open the Reader Configuration Utility.
2) Reader Config launches in context with the reader module(s) on board the mobile
computer. On the main settings page are three sections: General Settings,
Symbology and Miscellaneous.
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6.1.1. GENERAL SETTINGS
General Settings is where all reader settings are accessed from. Tap each item to enter its
sub-menu.
The functions under General Settings include:




Scanner Preferences
Data Output
Enable Reader (enabled by default)
Notification Settings
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SCANNER PREFERENCES
Options on the Scanner Preferences page differ according to the type of scan engine built
within the mobile computer.
To open Scanner Preferences page:
1) Open Reader Config as described in Launch Reader Config.
2) Tap Scanner Preferences.
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2D IMAGER SETTINGS
Setting
Description
Default
Decode Timeout
Sets the maximum time for the decoding process during a scan.
Configurable between 1 sec to 9 sec.
3 sec.
Redundancy Level
Sets how many successful readings should be done before
linear barcodes such as Codabar, MSI, and Interleaved 2 of 5
can be decoded. Levels 1 to 4 available.
Level 1
Security Level
Sets the security level to ensure decoding accuracy considering
the printed quality of barcodes such as Code 128, Code 93, and
UPC/EAN. The higher the level is, the more security is ensured.
Options are:
Level 0
Level
Description
0
With this default, the scan engine is aggressive
enough to decode most “in-spec” barcodes.
1
Select this level if misdecodes have occurred. It
fixes most misdecodes.
2
Select this level if Level 1 should fail to eliminate
misdecodes.
3
Select this level if Security Level 2 should fail to
prevent misdecodes. However, as this level actually
impairs the decoding ability of the decoder, a safer
solution would be to improve the quality of the bar
codes to read.
Inter-Char Gap Size
Sets the intercharacter gap size for Code 39 and Codabar. This
option is to allow the digital scanner to adjust its decoding
standard so as to tolerate out-of-specification bar codes that
are improperly printed out (which may cause the intercharacter
size to become larger). Switch between Normal and Large.
Normal
Scan Mode
Sets the reader’s scanning behavior.
Level
Level: The decoding process is activated by a trigger event,
and continues until the trigger event ends, a valid decode
happens or decode session time-out is reached.
Presentation Mode: When this device is executing Barcode
reader service under this mode, the reader module will stay
active and automatically turn off after the user-defined
period of time (Presentation Usage Time).
This option is available when Presentation is selected as the
scan mode. This defines the duration of how long Presentation
mode stays active, after which the laser light beam will
automatically be disabled.
15 Minutes
Enables an LED light beam to aid barcode reading.
Selected
(Enabled)
Projects a crosshair at the center of the laser light beam to
facilitate barcode reading.
Selected
(Enabled)
Picklist Mode
When selected, only barcodes aligned at the crosshair of the
laser light beam will be decoded.
Deselected
(Disabled)
Display Mode
Enable improved performance for reading
electronic displays and mobile phones.
Deselected
(Disabled)
Presentation
Time
Usage
Decoding
Illumination
Decode
Pattern
Aiming
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Inverse Type
Decide whether to disable or enable decoding inverse barcodes,
or set as auto.
Regular
only
Addon Redundancy
Functions when “auto-discriminate” is applied for UPC/EAN
addons. Decides the number of times of supplemental decoding
of the same barcode in order to count as a valid read.
Configurable between 2 and 30.
10
Illumination
Level
Users can adjust the illumination brightness of the LED light
source. Move the slider to specify a value ranging from 1 to 10
to set the brightness level which is set to 10 by default meaning
100% illuminated.
10
Power
DATA OUTPUT
Data Output allows users to set the way to output decoded data.
To open Data Output settings page:
1) Open Reader Config as described in Launch Reader Config.
2) Tap Data Output.
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WHERE TO OUTPUT
Keyboard Emulation setting controls where the decoded data is to be output.
Setting
Descriptions
Default
Keyboard Emulation
Tap the switch to enable. When enabled, the reader module
treats decoded data as typed text and outputs it to the active
application on the mobile computer. Options are:




None
InputMethod
KeyEvent
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HOW TO OUTPUT
After the output destination is set, configure how to output decoded data, i.e. the “format”
to present decoded data.
Setting
Description
Default
Auto Enter
Adds an ENTER character before or after each string
of decoded data. The ENTER character can be defined
in the “Auto Enter character” field below. This
function saves the trouble of pressing a confirmation
key to accept each string of decoded data. Options
are:
Decoded data + Enter
char



Auto
character
Enter
Disable
Decoded data + Enter char
Enter char + Decoded data
Adds a key code before or after the decoded data. If
[Auto Enter] is enabled, select the ENTER character
to send. Options are:






Carriage Return
None
Carriage Return
Tab
Space
Comma
Semicolon
Display Code Type
Prefixes the output data with code type information.
Deselected
(Disabled)
Display
Length
Suffixes the
information.
Deselected
(Disabled)
Code
Prefix
Prefixes
supported.
with
code
length
containing
invisible
characters
Suffixes
supported.
containing
invisible
characters
--
are
Sets the delimiter to separate the output barcode
data to the following pieces: code type, decoded
barcode data, and code length (if applicable). Options
are:




--
are
Affixes 0 to 10 characters to the right of the output
data. Tap the label to open a character table for
entering the suffix.

Field Delimiter
data
Affixes 0 to 10 characters to the left of the output
data. Tap the label to open a character table for
entering the prefix.

Suffix
output
None
None
Comma
Semicolon
Full stop
Barcode charset
Specifies the current decoding for barcode data.
Windows-1252:Western
European
Clear Previous
Data
By enabling this option, only the last scanned data
entry will be output.
Deselected
(Disabled)
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ENABLE READER
Features a switch to enable or disable reader scanning ability. When enabled, a light beam
will be sent out from the scanning window each time the trigger (scan key) is pressed.
NOTIFICATION SETTINGS
Notification Settings enables audible, visible and tactile feedback for scanning good read,
which helps notify the user of a successful decoding.
To open Notification Settings page:
1) Open Reader Config as described in Launch Reader Config.
2) Tap Notification Settings.
Setting
Description
Default
LED
Enable LED when
good read
Selects to enable/disable LED light (left) for
scanning good read. See Status LED for details.
Deselected
(Disabled)
Vibrator
Vibrate when good
read
Enables/disables tactile feedback (vibration) for
good read and sets the duration to vibrate.
0 second
(Disabled)
Beeper
Beep
read
Sets the beeper sound for scanning good read.
Users can choose to mute the beeper sound, or
configure the beeper between sounds 1 to 9.
Sound 1
when
good
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6.1.2. SYMBOLOGY
The Symbology page sets the symbologies to read, and also enables/disables some
feature(s) for a symbology to read, such as:





Customize and transmit start/stop characters
Verify/transmit check digits
Enable/disable addon digits
Convert to another symbology
Transmit symbology ID
To open Symbology settings page:
1) Open Reader Config as described in Launch Reader Config.
2) Tap 1D Symbologies or 2D Symbologies (in case of a 2D imager) to list all
symbologies which can be decoded.
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1D Symbologies
2D Symbologies
ENABLE/DISABLE SYMBOLOGY
Tap the label of each symbology to enable or disable it.
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SYMBOLOGY SETTINGS
Tap the Detail label below each symbology to access detailed settings for the specific
symbology.
For details about the featured settings:
 See 2D Imager Symbology Settings.
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6.1.3. MISCELLANEOUS
This section allows enabling code ID transmission for easy identification of the scanned
barcode.
Setting
Description
Default
Transmit AIM Code ID
Sets whether to include AIM code ID character in the
decoded data. For AIM code ID, see the following:
Deselected
(Disabled)

2D Imager Symbology Settings.
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6.1.4. READER CONFIG OPTION MENU
Reader Config provides an option menu which is accessible on the menu bar of the main
settings page. This menu allows you to test scan barcodes, import/export all settings in a
re-usable format, reset all settings back to factory default, and view copyright and version
information.
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SCAN TEST
To test scan a barcode:
1) Open Reader Config as described in Launch Reader Config.
2) Tap the settings button
on the menu bar to open the option menu.
3) Tap Scan Test in the option menu. A page opens for test scanning.
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IMPORT AND EXPORT
Reader Config supports saving the settings and exporting them as an .xml file.
Previously exported symbology and scanner settings can be imported again on the mobile
computer. This can also be used to implement identical Reader Config settings on multiple
devices.
To import settings:
1) Open Reader Config as described in Launch Reader Config.
2) Tap the settings button
on the menu bar to open the option menu.
3) Tap Import in the option menu.
A page opens allowing you to select a previously saved profile.
4) Tap OK. In a few seconds a prompt will appear on the mobile computer to indicate
settings have been imported successfully.
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To export settings:
1) Open Reader Config as described in Launch Reader Config.
2) Tap the settings button
on the menu bar to open the option menu.
3) Tap Export.
4) An export page opens allowing you to enter the name and location of the profile to save.
5) Tap OK to export. A prompt will appear on-screen to notify that settings have been
exported.
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RESET TO FACTORY DEFAULTS
This function restores all settings in the Reader Config application to default.
To enable Factory Reset:
1) Open Reader Config as described in Launch Reader Config.
2) Tap the settings button
on the menu bar to open the option menu.
3) Tap Reset to Factory defaults.
4) A warning dialog appears confirming whether to restore all application settings back to
default. Tap OK to reset or Cancel to close the dialog.
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SECURITY
You can set a password to restrict other users of this mobile computer from changing
certain configurations or accessing certain functions in Reader Config.
1) Open Reader Config as described in Launch Reader Config.
2) Tap the settings button
on the menu bar to open the option menu.
3) Tap Security.
4) Enter and confirm a password (up to 32 characters, containing at least 1 digit or 1
alphabetic letter).
5) Check the items that will be protected by this password.
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ABOUT
Tap About in the Reader Config option menu to display software version and copyright
information.
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6.2. READ PRINTED BARCODES
Aside from output to destinations as per Keyboard Emulation settings, Reader Config
provides a Scan Test feature for quick viewing of decoded data.
To perform test scanning of barcodes:
1) Open Reader Config as described in Launch Reader Config.
2) Tap the settings button
on the menu bar to open the option menu.
3) Tap Scan Test on the menu bar.
A Test Scan Form opens for displaying the scanned data.
4) Aim the scanning window at the barcode to read and
press any of the two side triggers. The scanning light
beams to read the printed barcodes. The scanning
light goes off once the data is decoded, or when the
decode timeout period has passed.
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The decoded data will appear on the page. When finished viewing, tap
to leave the
test scan page; or tap the settings button
and then “Save” to save the decoded data as
a .txt file or “Clear All” to clear all data on the screen.
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SPECIFICATIONS
PLATFORM, PROCESSOR & MEMORY
Operating System & CPU
OS Version
Android™ 6.0 Marshmallow with GMS Certified
CPU
Cortex A53 Quad-core1.3GHz
Memory
ROM
16GB eMMC(MLC) / User data 10GB
RAM
2GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
Expansion Slot
One microSDHC card slot (up to 32GB)
SDXC supported (up to 2TB)
Micro SIM socket x2
Micro SAM socketx1
COMMUNICATION & DATA CAPTURE
Communication
USB Client
USB 2.0 OTG
WPAN
Bluetooth Class II, v4.1 and v2.1+EDR
WLAN
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n networking
WWAN
Built-in WWAN modem for Quadband GSM, UMTS, LTE functions:
GSM/GPRS/EDGE/WCDMA/UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA/HSPA+/LTE
Frequency band
GSM/GPRS/EDGE:
WCDMA/UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA:B1(2100),B2(1900),B6(800),B8(900)
LTE bands
FDD:B1(2100),B3(1800),B7(2600),B8(900),B19(800),B20(800)
GPS
Built-in GPS with AGPS support, ephemeris downloadable, supports
GLONASS.
Data & Image Capture
Digital Camera
Rear: 8 Mega pixels with user-controllable flash
Front: 2 Mega pixels (optional)
Barcode Reader
2D Imager
HF RFID Reader
ISO14443A/B (Mifare), ISO15693 (Felica)

Supports NFC (Peer-to-peer, Card reader, Card emulation)
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ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Batteries
Main Battery Pack
Rechargeable Li-ion battery: 3.85V, 2960 mAh
Cell 3.85V, 3000mAh
Charging temperature: 0-35°C
Minimum charging time: 4 hours
@25°C
Please Charge batteries in temperatures from 0°C to 35°C. To
ensure that the battery is being charged under a safe condition, the
battery may disable charging when ambient temperature drops
below 0°C or exceeds 40°C, and resume charging after its
temperature falls within the acceptable range.
Backup Battery
Rechargeable Li-ion battery: 3.7V, 60 mAh
Data retention for 30 minutes
Charging time: 4 hours
Power Adaptor
Power Supply Cord with
Input
AC 100~240 V, 50/60 Hz
Universal Power Adaptor
Output
DC 5V, 2A
BSMI, CCC, FCC, CE, RCM, PSE, PSB
Working Time
Supports working time for up to 12 hours at 25 degrees
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Color Touch Screen Display
Display
4.7” Transmissive IPS LCD, Dragontrail Glass
Resolution
HD (720x 1280 pixels)
Notifications
Status LED
Single LED which lights red when charging, green when charging is
complete
Audio
Integrated with one speaker, dual array digital microphones with
echo and noise cancellation, HD voice support
Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions
159 mm (L) x 80mm (W) x 17.3mm (H)
Weight
Under 260 g (2D Reader, including battery)
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ENVIRONMENTAL CHARACTERISTICS
Temperature
Operating
-20°C to 50°C
Storage
-30°C to 70°C
Charging
0°C to 35°C
Humidity
Operating
10% to 90% (non-condensing)
Storage
5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Resistance
Impact Resistance
Multiple drops onto concrete at 1.2 m (4 ft.) on all six sides
Tumble Test
150 tumbles (300 drops) at 0.5 m per applicable IEC tumble
specifications
Splash/Dust Resistance
IP67 per applicable IEC sealing specifications
Electrostatic Discharge
±15 kV air discharge, ±8 kV contact discharge
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PROGRAMMING SUPPORT
Development Environment & Tools
JAVA
Environment Android studio
Software Development Kit: JAR
C#
Environment: Visual Studio
Software Development Kit: DLL (Xamarin Library)
Software & Utilities
Software Package







Reader Configuration
Software Trigger Key
Programmable Keys
WMDS Server
ADC Client
App Lock
Xamarin Binding
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APPENDIX I
SCAN ENGINE SETTINGS
Reader Configuration sets the following reader types:
 2D Imager
SYMBOLOGIES SUPPORTED
Depending on the scan engine integrated on the mobile computer, supported symbologies
will differ as listed below. For details on configuring associated settings, refer to Appendix
II.
2D
Codabar

Code 11

Code 39
Code 39

Trioptic Code 39

Italian Pharmacode (Code 32)

Code 93
Code 128
Code 2 of 5
Composite Code

Code 128

GS1-128 (EAN-128)

ISBT 128

Chinese 25

Industrial 25 (Discrete 25)

Interleaved 25

Convert Interleaved 25 to EAN-13

Matrix 25

Composite CC-A/B

Composite CC-C

Compostie TLC 39

GS1 DataBar (RSS) GS1 DataBar-14 (RSS-14)

GS1 DataBar Limited (RSS Limited)

GS1 DataBar Expanded (RSS Expanded)

Convert to UPC/EAN

Korean 3 of 5

MSI

Postal Codes
Australian Postal

Japan Postal

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EAN/UPC
Netherlands KIX Code

US Postnet

US Planet

USPS Postal

UPU FICS Postal

UK Postal

EAN-8

EAN-8 Extend

EAN-13

Bookland EAN (ISBN)

ISSN EAN

UPC-A

UPC-E

Convert to UPC-A

UPC-E1

Convert to UPC-A

Coupon Code
2D Symbologies

Aztec

Data Matrix

Maxicode

MacroPDF

MicroPDF417

MicroQR

PDF417

QR Code

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2D IMAGER
The tables below list the symbology settings for 2D imager.
SYMBOLOGY SETTINGS
1D SYMBOLOGIES
Symbology
Description
Default
CODABAR
CodaBar
Enable
Codabar
Switch to enable Codabar decoding.
Enable
Length option
Sets the length of the Codabar symbols to decode.
Max
/
Length




CLSI Editing
(4-55)
Max / Min Length (range: 0-55; Length 1<Length 2)
Any Length
The 14-character barcode length does not include start/stop
characters.
Sets whether to include start/stop characters in the Disable
transmitted data.

NOTIS Editing Type
Two Fixed lengths (Length 1>Length 2)
When applied, the CLSI editing strips the start/stop Disable
characters and inserts a space after the first, fifth, and tenth
characters of a 14-character Codabar barcode.

NOTIS Editing
One Fixed length (Length 1)
NOTIS Editing is to strip the start/stop characters, i.e. to
disable "Transmit Start/Stop Characters".
Options are None, ABCD/ABCD, abcd/abcd.
None
“NOTIS Editing” must be enabled.
Verify Check Digit
Selects whether to verify the Modulo 43 check digit. If the None
check digit is incorrect, the barcode will not be accepted.
Transmit Check Digit
Decide whether to include the check digit in the data to Enable
transmit.
“Verify Check Digit” must be enabled.
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CODE 11
Code 11
Enable
Code 11
Switch to enable Code 11 decoding.
Check Digit Option
Sets whether to verify check digits according to the selected Disable
option. If the check digits are incorrect, the barcode will not
be accepted.



Transmit Check Digit
Disable
One Check Digit
Two Check Digits
Selects whether to include check digits in the transmitted Disable
data.

Length option
Enable
Check Digit Option” must be enabled.
Sets the length of the Code 11 symbols to decode.




One Fixed length (Length 1)
Two Fixed lengths (Length 1>Length 2)
Max
/
Length
(4-55)
Max / Min Length (range: 0-55; Length 1<Length 2)
Any Length
CODE 39
Code 39
Enable
Code 39
Switch to enable Code 39 decoding.
Enable
Trioptic Code 39
Selects whether to decode Trioptic Code 39.
Disable

Trioptic Code 39 is a variant of Code 39 used in the marking of
computer tape cartridges. It always contains six characters.
Convert to Code 32
Selects whether to convert decoded data to Italian Disable
Pharmacode.
Code 32 Prefix
Prefix character “A” to Code 32 barcodes.

Disable
“Convert to Code 32” must be enabled for this to function
properly.
Verify Check Digit
Selects whether to verify the Modulo 43 check digit. If the Disable
check digit is incorrect, the barcode will not be accepted.
Transmit Check Digit
Decide whether to include the check digit in the data to Disable
transmit.

Support Full ASCII
“Verify Check Digit” must be enabled.
Selects whether to enable Code 39 Full ASCII decoding. Disable
Characters are paired to encode the full ASCII character set.
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Length option
Sets the length of the Code 39 symbols to decode.




One Fixed length (Length 1)
Two Fixed lengths (Length 1>Length 2)
Max
/
Length
Min
(4-55)
Max / Min Length (range: 0-55; Length 1<Length 2)
Any Length
CODE 93
Code 93
Enable
Code 93
Switch to enable Code 93 decoding.
Enable
Length option
Sets the length of the Code 93 symbols to decode.
Max
/
Length




One Fixed length (Length 1)
Two Fixed lengths (Length 1>Length 2)
(4-55)
Max / Min Length (range: 0-55; Length 1<Length 2)
Any Length
CODE 128
Code 128
Code 128
Enable
Switch to enable Code 128 decoding.
GS1-128
GS1-128
Separator Character
Enable App ID
Separator
Enable


Switch to enable GS1-128 decoding.

Check to enable the separator configuration for Application
Identifier.

You can respectively set the Left Separator and Right
Separator. Choose your input method from drop-down list:
Keyboard input, Keyboard input (Hexadecimal) or
Symbol table input to set a separator character to replace
with.
Enable
Enable the function code character separator, which is used to None
separate data fields of variable length and application
identifiers of subsequent data fields in concatenated data
strings. Choose your input method from drop-list: Keyboard
input, Keyboard input (Hexadecimal) or Symbol table
input to set a separator character to replace with.
ISBT-128
ISBT 128
Enable
Enable
Switch to enable ISBT 128 decoding.
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Concatenation
Sets whether to enable decoding ISBT-128 by performing Auto-discrimi
nate
concatenation of ISBT data



Redundancy
Disable: Does not perform concatenation
Enable: Performs concatenation on all ISBT-128 barcodes.
Auto-discriminate: Auto-discriminates between the ISBT-128
barcodes which require concatenation and those which do not
need concatenation.
When “Auto-discriminate” is applied, decide the number of 10
times of supplementary decoding the same barcode to count
as a valid read. Configurable between 2 and 20
CODE 2 OF 5
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Chinese 25
Chinese 25
Enable
Switch to enable Chinese 2 of 5 decoding.
Discrete 25
Enable
Enable
Discrete 25
Switch to enable Discrete 2 of 5 decoding.
Enable
Length option
Sets the length of the Discrete 2 of 5 symbols to decode.
Max
/
Length




One Fixed length (Length 1)
Two Fixed lengths (Length 1>Length 2)
(4-55)
Max / Min Length (range: 0-55; Length 1<Length 2)
Any Length
Interleaved 25
Enable
Interleaved 25
Switch to enable Interleaved 2 of 5 decoding.
Length option
Sets the length of the Interleaved 2 of 5 symbols to decode. Max
/
Length




Verify Check Digit
Min
One Fixed length (Length 1)
Two Fixed lengths (Length 1>Length 2)
Enable
Min
(4-55)
Max / Min Length (range: 0-55; Length 1<Length 2)
Any Length
Decide whether to verify the check digit. If desired, select Disable
one of the algorithms below. If the check digit is incorrect,
the barcode will not be accepted.



Disable
USS Check Digit
OPCC Check Digit
Transmit Check Digit
Decide whether to include the check digit in the data being Disable
transmitted.
Convert To EAN-13
Convert a 14-character Interleaved 25 barcode into EAN-13 Disable
if the following requirements are met:

The barcode must have a leading 0 and a valid EAN-13
check digit.
Matrix 25
Enable
Matrix 25
Switch to enable Matrix 2 of 5 decoding.
Enable
Length option
Sets the length of the Matrix 2 of 5 symbols to decode.
Max
/
Length




One Fixed length (Length 1)
Two Fixed lengths (Length 1>Length 2)
(4-55)
Max / Min Length (range: 0-55; Length 1<Length 2)
Any Length
Redundancy
Enables or disable read redundancy for Matrix 2 of 5.
Verify Check Digit
Select whether to verify the check digit, which is the last Disable
character of the barcode. If the check digit is incorrect, the
barcode will not be accepted.
Transmit Check Digit
Decide whether to include the check digit in the data being Disable
transmitted.
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COMPOSITE
Composite CC-A/B
Composite CC-A/B
Disable
Switch to enable Composite CC-A/B decoding.
Composite CC-C
Composite CC-C
Enable
Switch to enable Composite CC-C decoding.
Composite TLC 39
Composite TLC 39
Disable
Enable
Disable
Switch to enable Composite TLC 39 decoding.
Disable
Composite General Preference
UPC Composite Mode
UPC barcodes can be "linked" with a 2D barcode during UPC
always
transmission as if they were one barcode.
Linked
UPC Never Linked
Transmit UPC barcodes regardless of whether a 2D
barcode is detected.
UPC Always Linked
Transmit UPC barcodes and the 2D portion. If the 2D
portion is not detected, the UPC barcode will not be
transmitted.

CC-A/B or CC-C must be enabled.
Auto-discriminate
Transmit UPC barcodes as well as the 2D portion if
present.
GS1-128
Mode
Emulation Sets GS1-128 emulation mode for UCC/EAN Composite Disable
Codes.
GS1 DATABAR
GS1 DataBar-14
Enable
GS1 DataBar-14
Switch to enable GS1 DataBar-14 decoding.
Convert to UPC/EAN
Strips the leading ‘010’ of GS1 DataBar and converts the Disable
barcode to EAN-13.
Security Level
A value that specifies the decode security level while reading Level 1
GS1 DataBar 14 from Level 0 to 3.
GS1 DataBar Limited
Enable
Enable
GS1 DataBar Limited
Switch to enable GS1 DataBar Limited decoding.
Enable
Convert to UPC/EAN
Strips the leading ‘010’ of GS1 DataBar Limited and converts Disable
the barcode to EAN-13.
Security Level
There are setting options from Level 1 to 4.
Level 3
GS1 DataBar Expanded
Enable
GS1 DataBar Expanded Switch to enable GS1 DataBar Expanded decoding.
Enable
Separator Character
Enable the function code character separator, which is used None
to separate data fields of variable length and application
identifiers of subsequent data fields in concatenated data
strings.
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Security Level
There are setting options from Level 0 to 3
Level 1
KOREAN 3 OF 5
Korean 3 of 5
Disable
MSI
MSI
Enable
MSI
Switch to enable MSI decoding.
Enable
Length option
Sets the length of the MSI symbols to decode.
Max
/
Length




Verify Check Digit
One Fixed length (Length 1)
Two Fixed lengths (Length 1>Length 2)
(4-55)
Max / Min Length (range: 0-55; Length 1<Length 2)
Any Length
One check digit is mandatory for decoding MSI barcodes. One
Select whether a second check digit should be verified. If the Digit
check digits are incorrect, the barcode will not be accepted.


Min
Check
One Check Digit
Two Check Digits
Transmit Check Digit
Decide whether to include the check digit in the data being Disable
transmitted.
Algorithm
When two check digits are set for verification, two choices Double
are available for the pair of check digits.
Modulo 10


Modulo10 / Modulo11
Double Modulo 10
POSTAL CODE
Australian Postal
Enable
Japan Postal
Enable
Netherlands KIX Code
Enable
US Postnet
Enable
US Planet
Enable
USPS Postal
Enable
UPU FICS Postal
Enable
UK Postal
Enable
Postal General Preference
Enable
US Postal Check Digit
Decide whether to transmit check digit for US Postnet or US Enable
Planet.
UK Postal Check Digit
Decide whether to transmit check digit for UK Postal.
Enable
UPC/EAN
EAN-8
EAN-8
Enable
Switch to enable EAN-8 decoding.
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Addon 2
Decide whether to decode EAN-8 with addon 2.


Addon 5
Ignore Addon
Auto-discriminate
Decide whether to decode EAN-8 with addon 5.


Ignore addon
Ignore addon
Ignore Addon
Auto-discriminate
Transmit Check Digit
Decide whether to include the check digit in the data being Enable
transmitted.
Convert to EAN-13
Checkbox to enable converting EAN-8 to EAN-13 format.
EAN-13
Disable
Enable
EAN-13
Switch to enable EAN-13 decoding.
Bookland EAN
Checkbox to enable ISBN decoding. If enabled, select Disable
Bookland ISBN Format in the drop-down box below.
Bookland ISBN Format
Decodes Bookland data starting with 978 in 10-digit format Bookland
along with the Bookland check digit, or Bookland data ISBN-10
starting with 978/979 in 13-digit format.
Addon 2
Decide whether to decode EAN-13 with addon 2.


Addon 5
Ignore addon
Ignore Addon
Auto-discriminate
Decide whether to decode EAN-13 with addon 5.


Enable
Ignore addon
Ignore Addon
Auto-discriminate
Transmit Check Digit
Decide whether to include the EAN-13 check digit (the last Enable
character in the barcode) in the data being transmitted.
ISSN EAN
Checkbox to enable ISSN EAN decoding.
UPC-A
Disable
Enable
UPC-A
Switch to enable UPC-A decoding.
Enable
Addon 2
Decide whether to decode UPC-A with addon 2.
Ignore addon


Addon 5
Auto-discriminate
Decide whether to decode UPC-A with addon 5.


Preamble
Ignore Addon
Ignore addon
Ignore Addon
Auto-discriminate
Decide whether to include the UPC-A preamble System Transmit
Character (and Country Code) in the data being transmitted. System
Character



No transmit: transmits none of the above
Transmit System Character: transmits system number only
Transmit Sys. Character and Country Code: transmits system
number and country code
Transmit Check Digit
Decide whether to include the UPC-A check digit (the last Enable
character in the barcode) in the data being transmitted.
Convert to EAN-13
Checkbox to enable converting EAN-8 to EAN-13 format.
UPC-E
Disable
Enable
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UPC-E
Switch to enable UPC-E decoding.
Enable
Addon 2
Decide whether to decode UPC-E with addon 2.
Ignore addon


Addon 5
Auto-discriminate
Decide whether to decode UPC-E with addon 5.


Preamble
Ignore Addon
Ignore addon
Ignore Addon
Auto-discriminate
Decide whether to include the UPC-E preamble System Transmit
Character (and Country Code) in the data being transmitted. System
Character



No transmit: transmits none of the above
Transmit System Character: transmits system number only
Transmit Sys. Character and Country Code: transmits system
number and country code
Convert to UPC-A
The UPC-E barcode will be expanded into UPC-A format, and Disable
the next process will follow the settings configured for
UPC-A.
Transmit Check Digit
Decide whether to include the UPC-E1 check digit (the last Enable
character in the barcode) in the data being transmitted.
UPC-E1
Disable
UPC-E1
Switch to enable UPC-E1 decoding.
Disable
Addon 2
Decide whether to decode UPC-E1 with addon 2.
Ignore addon


Addon 5
Auto-discriminate
Decide whether to decode UPC-E1 with addon 5.


Preamble
Ignore Addon
Ignore addon
Ignore Addon
Auto-discriminate
Decide whether to include the UPC-E1 preamble System Transmit
Character (and Country Code) in the data being transmitted. System
Character



No transmit: transmits none of the above
Transmit System Character: transmits system number only
Transmit Sys. Character and Country Code: transmits system
number and country code
Convert to UPC-A
The UPC-E1 barcode will be expanded into UPC-A format, Disable
and the next process will follow the settings configured for
UPC-A.
Transmit Check Digit
Decide whether to include the UPC-E1 check digit (the last Enable
character in the barcode) in the data being transmitted.
Coupon Code
Coupon Code
Switch to enable Coupon Code decoding.
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2D SYMBOLOGIES
Symbology
Description
Default
Aztec
Aztec
Enable
Switch to enable Aztec decoding.
Data Matrix
Enable
Enable
Data Matrix
Switch to enable Data Matrix decoding.
Enable
Decode Mirror Image
Switch to enable decode mirror images.
Never
Never
Does not decode Data Matrix barcodes that are mirror
images.
Always
Decodes Data Matrix barcodes that are mirror images.
Auto
Decodes both mirrored and unmirrored Data Matrix
barcodes.
Separator Character
Enable the function code character separator, which is used None
to separate data fields of variable length and application
identifiers of subsequent data fields in concatenated data
strings.
Maxicode
Enable
MicroPDF417
Disable
MicroPDF417
Switch to enable MicroPDF417 decoding.
Code 128 Emulation
Transmit data from certain Micro PDF 417 barcodes as if it Disable
was encoded in Code 128 barcodes.

Transmit AIM code ID character in Miscellaneous options
must be enabled first.
When applied, the MicroPDF417 barcodes are transmitted
with one of these prefixes:
The first codeword of MicroPDF417 is 903-905:
The original Code ID "]L3" will be changed to "]C1".
The first codeword of MicroPDF417 is 908 or 909:
The original Code ID "]L4" will be changed to "]C2".
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The first codeword of MicroPDF417 is 910 or 911:
The original Code ID "]L5" will be changed to "]C0".
MicroQR
Enable
PDF417
Enable
QR Code
Enable
QR Code
Switch to enable QR Code decoding.
Enable
Description
Default
MISCELLANEOUS
2D Engine
Miscellaneous Options
Transmit AIM Code ID
Decide whether to include AIM Code ID in the data.
Each AIM Code ID contains a three-character string “]cm”:




] = Flag Character (ASCII 93)
c = Code Character
m = Modifier Character
Refer to AIM Code ID.
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